Adrian and Julian Riester Die

HNP Communications Friar News

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Julian Riester, OFM, and Adrian Riester, OFM, professed Franciscan friars for 65 years, died on June 1 at St. Anthony Hospital. 

Julian died in the morning, and Adrian passed away in the evening. They were 92 years old. 

Funeral services for the twin brothers will be in St. Petersburg. A wake is scheduled for 2 to 5 p.m., June 5, at St. Anthony Friary, 357 Second Street North. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on June 6 at St. Mary, Our Lady of Grace Church, 515 Fourth Street South.

Following the funeral Mass, the bodies will be transported to St. Bonaventure University, where a brief service will be held June 7. Burial will follow at the friars’ plot of St. Bonaventure University Cemetery in Allegany.

Editor’s note: Biographical information about Adrian and Julian will appear in the June 15 issue of HNP Today.