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I have not been able to confirm this via any reliable source, but I have heard from several people on facebook that Bishop Andrew (Pataki) died in a car accident today.

Can anybody confirm?

If this is true, Eternal Memory.

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This was on the Facebook page of St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church in Barberton, OH

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From Bishop William Skurla:
His Excellency, Bishop Andrew Pataki, Bishop-Emeritus of the Eparchy of Passaic has fallen asleep in the Lord today, Thursday, December 8, 2011 from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident which occurred earlier this afternoon.
We ask for your prayers at this difficult time. Please keep +Bishop Andrew and his family in your prayers.
Funeral arrangements are pending and further information will follow.
May God grant to His servant the high priest +Bishop Andrew
Blessed Repose and Eternal Memory!

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Forwarded by Father Michael Hayduk:

Dear Parishioners and Friends,
Kindly, remember in your prayers retired Bishop and Proto-Syncellus Bp. Andrew Pataki of the Passaic Eparchy.

He was in a car accident and died about an hour ago.
Eternal Memory and Blessed Repose!

Fr. Stephen G Washko
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Eternal Memory! + Vičnaja jemu pamjat!

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I've heard word that Bishop Andrew passed away today as the result of some sort of automobile accident. May rest in the peace of Christ.

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For some reason, I find this news to be most shocking. A reminder of the fate of Auxiliary Bishop John Stock of the Ukrainian Archeparchy of Philadelphia, several years ago... it's perhaps a reminder also for us to be ready, because we may have to stand before the merciful Lord for judgment at any time.

As a child I was given to understand that to die on a feast of the Mother of God is to be regarded as most fortuitous; and Dec. 8/9 certainly is one of her feasts...

May that same Lord reward His servants Vladyka Andrew and Vladyka John; and make their memory to be eternal.

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May the memory of the Lord's servant, the Bishop Andrew, be eternal.


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Originally Posted by Nelson Chase
This was on the Facebook page of St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church in Barberton, OH

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From Bishop William Skurla:
His Excellency, Bishop Andrew Pataki, Bishop-Emeritus of the Eparchy of Passaic has fallen asleep in the Lord today, Thursday, December 8, 2011 from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident which occurred earlier this afternoon.
We ask for your prayers at this difficult time. Please keep +Bishop Andrew and his family in your prayers.
Funeral arrangements are pending and further information will follow.
May God grant to His servant the high priest +Bishop Andrew
Blessed Repose and Eternal Memory!

Eternal Memory!

This is taken from the official announcement to the clergy and religious of the Eparchy of Passaic...

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May his memory be eternal!

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I am told that an official announcement will be made later today and posted on the Eparchy of Passaic's website.

Eternal Memory! + Vičnaja jemu pamjat!

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first (somewhat preliminary) update to Eparchy of Passaic website

http://www.eparchyofpassaic.com/bishop_pataki_12082011.htm

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Re: The official website of the Eparchy of Passaic.
With all due respect, one would hope they would fill in those ????'s with the actual date of August 16, 1985.
The date of 1984 could be exacted a little further. That would be June 19,1984.

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Eternal Memory!

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Well that's two clerics I knew who died in a little over a week. My university chaplain Fr Kenan Morris OFM died at 89 on Nov 30th.
Eternal Memory to both!.+

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