Brother John (Jack) Moylan, O.S.F., a member of the Brooklyn Franciscan Brothers for 55 years, died July 27. He was 73.
Born in St. Catherine’s Maternity Hospital in Greenpoint, his family was living in Glendale at the time.
He attended St. Matthias School in Ridgewood; Our Lady of Victory School, Floral Park, L.I.; St. Mary’s H.S., Manhasset, L.I., and holds degrees from St. Francis College, Brooklyn Heights; N.Y.U.; Hofstra University, Hempstead, L.I.; and New York Theological Seminary, where he earned a doctor of ministry in pastoral counseling.
Among his teaching assignments were St. Brigid’s School, Bushwick; Our Lady of Angels School, Bay Ridge; and St. Bartholomew’s School, Elmhurst. He also was a math teacher and guidance counselor at St. Francis Prep, Brooklyn, and guidance counselor at St. Anthony’s H.S., South Huntington, L.I.
Brother Jack was active in the formation programs of the Franciscan Brothers since 1971 in the capacity of director of novices, director of vocations and director of temporary professed Brothers.
Since June, 1979, he had devoted his life to the ministry to the incarcerated, their families and formerly incarcerated persons.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, Aug. 2, at 11 a.m., at the Montfort Retreat Center, Bay Shore, L.I. Burial will be in Holy Rood Cemetery, Westbury, L.I.