From Vintage St. Louis Facebook page:
1979 Reverend Edward Stanislaus Filipiak was found murdered in his residence at the Shrine of St. Joseph, the apparent victim of a burglary. He had been fighting to keep the archdiocese from tearing down the “Shrine of Miracles” and outcry over the murder spurred donations for its restoration. Father Filipiak Park at 9th and Biddle was dedicated in his honor in 1980 and the shrine still stands.
Surviving are a sister, Mrs. John Zatorski, who lives near Henderson, AR, and a cousin, Sr. Casimir SSND, now retired, who lives in St. Louis at Villa Gesu.
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