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Brother Aidan's Extracts


"Brother Casimir, twenty-five, for four years a member of the Catholic Cathedral High School faculty Fort Wayne, died May 25, 1928 at St. Joseph's Hospital, Fort Wayne of pleuro-pneumonia from which he suffered since April 28.

"The deceased was a teacher of English algebra, and history, and was regarded as an instructor of exceptionalability. This was his first appointment having been assigned here in September 1924, following his profession June 13.

"Brother Casimir was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, the youngest of eight children. At the age of twelve he entered the juniorate of the Congregation of Holy Cross at Sacred Heart College, Watertown to prepare for the Brotherhood. In June 1919 he was invested with the habit of the Congregation of Holy Cross.

"From five o'clock last evening until this morning the body of Brother Casimir lay in state in Our Lady of Sorrows chapel at St. Joseph's Hospital, where scores viewed the remains of the educator. Members of the faculty and students kept vigil during the night.

"Solemn high mass was celebrated next morning at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception by Rev. Thomas M. Conroy, rector. Rt. Rev. Bishop Noll presided in the Sanctuary." FORT WAYNE "JOURNAL-GAZETTE", 1928

‹— Brother Aidan's Extracts —›