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in memoriam

Father Russell Abata, C.Ss.R., dies at 84

By Father Bob Pagliari, C.Ss.R.

Redemptorist missionary Rev. Russell James Abata died on October 20, 2014, in the New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center of Manhattan. He was 84 years old.

Read or download Father Abata’s full obit here.


Father Russell Abata, C.Ss.R.

  • Born: May 30, 1930
  • Professed: August 2, 1952
  • Ordained: June 23, 1957
  • Died: October 20, 2014



Viewing and wake
October 24 and 25
St. Michael Church
Long Branch, New Jersey

October 25
St. Gregory Thaumaturgus Church
North East, Pennsylvania

Immediately following at St. Gregory Thaumaturgus Church
North East