Ss. Cosmas & Damian Roman Catholic Church

Assistants

Reverend Father Joseph Adolph Gayduszek

Born: March 5, 1861 in Bohuslavice, Moravia
Ordained: June 20, 1886 in Louvain, Belgium
First/Fifth Assistant at Ss. Cosmas & Damian: 1892-1893; 1902-1903
Died: October 31, 1915 in Whapeton, North Dakota


Reverend Father Adam Joseph Szymkiewicz

Born: September 27, 1859 in Kovno, Lithuania
Ordained: July 23, 1893 in Erie, Pennsylvania
Second Assistant at Ss. Cosmas & Damian: 1893-1893
Died: January 24, 1940 in Bellevue, Pennsylvania


Reverend Father John Baptist DeVille

Born: December 9, 1873 in Moena, Italy
Ordained: May 2, 1897 in Erie, Pennsylvania
Third Assistant at SS. Cosmas & Damian: 1897-1898
Died: December 31, 1932 in Moena, Italy


Reverend Father Francis Anthony Cherney

Born: July 16, 1877 in Austria-Hungary
Ordained: April 7, 1901 in Erie, Pennsylvania
Fourth Assistant at SS. Cosmas & Damian: 1901-1902
Died: January 28, 1968 in Elmhurst, Pennsylvania


Reverend Father Cajetan Federici

Born: May 18, 1876 in Castelgrande, Italy
Ordained: May 28, 1899 in Muro Lucano, Italy
Sixth Assistant at SS. Cosmas & Damian: 1903-1904
Died: August 23, 1913 in Yatesboro, Pennsylvania


Reverend Father John Robert Keating

Born: June 11, 1904 in Oil City, Pennsylvania
Ordained: May 25, 1933 in Erie, Pennsylvania
Seventh Assistant at SS. Cosmas & Damian: 1933-1940
Died: September 10, 1973 in Oil City, Pennsylvania


Reverend Father Francis Charles McCullough

Born: May 25, 1913 in Cambridge, Massachusetts
Ordained: May 2, 1940 in Erie, Pennsylvania
Eighth Assistant at SS. Cosmas & Damian: 1940-1942
Died: March 7, 1993 in Somerville, Massachusetts


Reverend Father Joseph Anthony Maryland

Born: March 20, 1911 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Ordained: May 2, 1940 in Erie, Pennsylvania
Ninth Assistant at Ss. Cosmas & Damian: 1942-1947


Reverend Father James Francis Daily

Born: June 20, 1906 in Erie, Pennsylvania
Ordained: May 2, 1940 in Erie, Pennsylvania
Tenth Assistant at SS. Cosmas & Damian: 1947-1952
Died: October 31, 1993 in Erie, Pennsylvania


Reverend Father Francis Joseph Johnston

Born: April 11, 1910 in Greenville, Pennsylvania
Ordained: November 17, 1943 in Baltimore, Maryland
Eleventh Assistant at Ss. Cosmas & Damian: 1952-1956
Died: December 7, 1992 in Downey, California


Reverend Father William Francis Presley

Born: August 11, 1929 in Sharon, Pennsylvania
Ordained: May 10, 1956 in Erie, Pennsylvania
Twelfth Assistant at SS. Cosmas & Damian: 1956-1965


Reverend Father John Robert Lynch

Born: October 10, 1929 in Erie, Pennsylvania
Ordained: May 30, 1957 in Erie, Pennsylvania
Thirteenth Assistant at SS. Cosmas & Damian: 1957-1958
Died: October 23, 1990 in Erie, Pennsylvania


Reverend Father Robert Edward Murray

Born: September 15, 1938 in Erie, Pennsylvania
Ordained: May 7, 1964 in Erie, Pennsylvania
Fourteenth Assistant at Ss. Cosmas & Damian: 1965-1968
Died: June 7, 1987 in Erie, Pennsylvania


Reverend Father Thomas Edward Wagner

Born: June 3, 1943 in Erie, Pennsylvania
Ordained: May 1969 in Erie, Pennsylvania
Fifteenth Assistant at Ss. Cosmas & Damian: 1969-1973


Reverend Father Jerome Stanley Simmons

Born: March 7, 1941 in Erie, Pennsylvania
Ordained: May 18, 1968 in Erie, Pennsylvania
Sixteenth Assistant at Ss. Cosmas & Damian: 1974-1975


Reverend Father David Findlay

Born: July 9, 1938 in Meadville, Pennsylvania
Ordained: May 1967 in Erie, Pennsylvania
Seventeenth Assistant at Ss. Cosmas & Damian: 1974-1975
Died: May 28, 2008 in Erie, PA


Reverend Father James Taylor

Born: March 16, 1947 in Philipsburg, Pennsylvania
Ordained: May 16, 1975 in Erie, Pennsylvania
Eighteenth Assistant at Ss. Cosmas & Damian: 1975-1978


Reverend Father Thomas Edward Smith

Born: February 1, 1941 in Meadville, Pennsylvania
Ordained: May 27, 1967 in Erie, Pennsylvania
Nineteenth Assistant at Ss. Cosmas & Damian: 1978-1981


Reverend Father Gregory Allen Kirsch

Born: May 29, 1955 in Clearfield, Pennsylvania
Ordained: May 15, 1981 in Erie, Pennsylvania
Twentieth Assistant at Ss. Cosmas & Damian: 1981-1987


Reverend Father Thomas Matts, T.O.R.

Born: February 16, 1950 in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania
Ordained: May 13, 1978 in Loretto, Pennsylvania
Twenty-first Assistant at Ss. Cosmas & Damian: 1982-1985
Died: April 13, 1986 in Toronto, Canada


Reverend Father Gregory Paul Passauer

Born: September 11, 1955 in Erie, Pennsylvania
Ordained: April 15, 1985 in Erie, Pennsylvania
Twenty-second Assistant at SS. Cosmas & Damian: 1987-1991


Reverend Father James Francis Bird

Born: October 30, 1963 in Erie, Pennsylvania
Ordained: April 25, 1991 in Erie, Pennsylvania
Twenty-third Assistant at Ss. Cosmas & Damian: 1991-1992


Reverend Father Brian Eugene Vossler

Born: October 25, 1958 in Smethport, Pennsylvania
Ordained: April 25, 1991 in Erie, Pennsylvania
Twenty-fourth Assistant at Ss. Cosmas & Damian: 1992-1995


Reverend Father Justin Patrick Pino

Born: February 10, 1981 in Altoona, Pennsylvania
Ordained: June 8, 2007 in Erie, Pennsylvania
Twenty-fifth Assistant at Ss. Cosmas & Damian: 2007-2010