Obituary for Father Fidelis Weber, T.O.R.

Father Fidelis Weber, T.O.R., 93, a Franciscan Friar of the Third Order Regular of Saint Francis, died on 20 November 2022 at UPMC Hospital Altoona, PA. Born 3 February 1929 in the Bronx, New York, the son of Charles and Olga (Aleski) Weber, Father Fidelis was given the name Francis (Frank) Ernest. After completing his secondary education in 1946 at Great Neck (NY) Public High School, Frank enrolled at Saint Francis College in Loretto, Pennsylvania. After completing two years of study, Frank entered the Franciscan Friars in September 1948. On 1 July 1950 he professed simple vows and assumed the religious name Fidelis. After earning a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from Saint Francis College, he professed solemn vows in 1953, and attended Saint Francis Seminary where he completed a Masters of Divinity in May 1955.

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