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Obituary: Vincentian Father Peter D. Goldbach Served Over 50 Years at St. John’s University

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Father Peter D. Goldbach

Father Peter D. Goldbach, C.M., a Vincentian priest for 69 years, died April 30. He was 101.

Born in Brooklyn, he attended Mary Immaculate Seminary in Northampton, Pa., and was ordained June 3, 1944  at the  Cathedral of SS. Peter and Paul, Philadelphia.

He joined the faculty of St. John’s University in 1955. He taught philosophy and theology and then served in various administrative positions in St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, in campus ministry on the Staten Island campus and in enrollment management.

Until a few months ago, he regularly heard confessions on the Jamaica campus and actively participated in the life of the John B. Murray House, the Vincentian Residence on campus, before moving to St. Vincent’s Seminary in Germantown, Pa.

He is survived by his brother Thomas of Cambria Heights.

A funeral Mass was celebrated May 3 by Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., of Trenton, N.J., at St. Thomas More Church on St. John’s University’s Jamaica campus.

Interment followed at the Vincentian Community Cemetery, Princeton, N.J.

 

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