NEW YORK — Holy Name Province is mourning the deaths an archbishop, an affiliate of the Province and a SBU basketball great.
George Ellis, affiliate of the Province and brother of the late Juvenal Ellis, OFM, died June 10. Ellis was a teacher and member of the athletic hall of fame at Bishop Timon-St. Jude High School in Buffalo, N.Y. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated June 16 at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church in Orchard Park, N.Y.
Archbishop Basil Myron Schott, OFM, a member of the Assumption BVM Province, died June 10. Funeral services were offered at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist in Munhall, Pa. The archbishop of Pittsburgh and Metropolitan of the Ruthenian (Byzantine) Catholic Church in the United States studied with Holy Name friars at St. Joseph’s Seraphic Seminary in Callicoon, N.Y., for part of his formation.
Tom Stith, St. Bonaventure University’s first-ever consensus All-American for men’s basketball, died June 13 at the age of 71. The native of New York City led the team to its first NCAA Tournament berth in 1961. He was inducted into the inaugural class of SBU’s Athletic Hall of Fame in 1969.
Patricia Eustace Fallon, sister of deceased friar Alexander Eustace, OFM, and cousin of Edward Flanagan, OFM, died in Arvada, Colo., on June 18 at the age of 84.