Monday, July 17, 2006

R.I.P. Father Heindl

While I somewhat obsessively checked my news sites, I saw that Father Heindl had died this morning at the age of 96.

I grew up going to St. Charles Borromeo in the town of Greece. It was and still is a fairly liberal, Catholic Church. I believe it was 1986 or '87 when I became an altar server. Father Heindl oversaw the program and trained the girls and boys who decided to get involved. For an elderly priest, this man just kept going and going. I couldn't tell you off-hand what year he officially retired, but he often filled in for mass.

There are several dedications in the works including a chapel being named in his honor and a victory garden. All certainly befitting of one of the most decorated chaplains of WW2.

1 comment:

Erinna said...

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