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Brother James Kirkpatrick, RIP

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Brother James Kirkpatrick, FSC, of the District of Eastern North America, died July 25, 2010 at Western Maryland Regional Medical Center in Cumberland, MD.

Thursday, July 29, 2010
Viewing from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Scarpelli Funeral Home
15205 McMullen Highway, SW
Cresaptown, MD 21502-5690

Friday, July 30, 2010
Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m.
St. Patrick Church
201 N. Centre Street
Cumberland, MD 21502-2227

Saturday, July 31, 2010
Viewing from 10:00 – 11:00 am
Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 am
La Salle Hall
6001 Ammendale Road
Beltsville, MD 20705-1202
Burial in Brothers’ cemetery
Lunch at La Salle Hall

Born James Thomas Kirkpatrick, Jr. in Altoona, PA on December 20, 1930
Entered the Ammendale Novitiate on June 14, 1948
Received the Religious Habit and Name, Brother Francis Gabriel on September 7, 1948
Pronounced Perpetual Vows in Ocean City, NJ, in 1955

1949-1950     Ammendale, MD     Scholasticate
1950-1953     Elkins Park, PA       Scholasticate
1953-1963     Phoenixville, PA      St. Gabriel’s Hall: teacher; prefect; principal (1962-1963)
1963-1973     Phoenixville, PA      St. Gabriel’s Hall: administrator
1973-1976    Cumberland, MD     Bishop Walsh School: teacher
1976-1981    Cumberland, MD     Bishop Walsh School: vice-principal
1981-1986    Philadelphia, PA      St. Philip Neri School: principal
1986-1991   Cumberland, MD      Bishop Walsh Middle/High School: principal
1991-1996   Cumberland, MD      Assistant to Superintendent for Development in Western MD Schools
1996-2001   Cumberland, MD      St. Mary Parish: administrator
2001-2010   Cumberland, MD      Bishop Walsh School: retired/teacher (part time)

Brother James passed away from complications after a lengthy battle with cancer. May he rest in peace.

The District will say 50 Masses. The Bishop Walsh community will say 30 Masses. Each community in the District will say one Mass.