Rev Ralph F Neagle

Rev Ralph F Neagle

Auburn, Cayuga County, New York, USA
Death 18 Nov 1985 (aged 80–81)
Asheville, Buncombe County, North Carolina, USA
Burial Fleming, Cayuga County, New York, USA
Plot Section PLOT; Lot PRIEST; Grave 4-NE
Memorial ID 9156762 · View Source
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COURIER-JOURNAL - Thursday, November 28, 1985; Page 16
Father Ralph F. Neagle, native Auburnian

Father Ralph F. Neagle, who was ordained with the 1931 class of St. Bernard's Seminary, died Monday, Nov. 18, in Ashville, N.C., where he had served since the 1950's.

Mass of Christ the High Priest was celebrated at St. Lawrence Church, Ashville, N.C., by Bishop John F. Donoghue of Charleston, N.C., with Retired Bishop Michael J. Begley in attendance.

Biship Dennis W. Hickey presided at a memorial Mass Saturday, Nov. 23, at St. Mary's Church, in Father Neagle's hometown of Auburn. Burial was in Auburn's St. Joseph's Cemetery.

Father Neagle was schooled at Auburn High School, and St. Andrew's and St. Bernard's seminaries before being ordained by Bishop John Francis O'Hernin in Rochester's St. Patrick's Cathedral.

Before World War II, Father Neagle served as Ss. Peter and Paul and St. Bridget's Churches, Rochester; St. Francis de Sales, Geneva; and St. Cecilia, Elmira.

During the war, he volunteered for the Army Chaplain Corps and served with the 100th Division of Fort Jackson, S.C. Following the war, Father Neagle spent two years with the Ninth Base Hospital at Guadalcanal and Okinawa, attaining the rank of major, before becoming a Veterans Administration chaplain in Bath, N.Y.

In 1952, the Veterans' Administration transferred Father Neagle to North Carolina, where he became chaplain of the Veteran's Facility in Oteen, N.C. in 1953.

Installed as Faithful Navigator of the Asheville Fourth Degree of the Knights of Columbus in 1961, Father Neagle became the first priest to serve in a Knights of Columbus office in North Carolina. He retired as chaplain of the Oteen facility in 1970 and assisted North Carolina area churches until his death.

Father Neagle celebrated his golden jubilee in 1981.

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