Death of The Rev. Alphonse Mascherino

February 15, 2013
Somerset, Pennsylvania

Priest who founded Flight 93 chapel dies of cancer
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SOMERSET, Pa. (AP) — A priest who left the Roman Catholic church and founded a nondenominational chapel to honor the victims of hijacked United Airlines Flight 93 has died.

The Rev. Alphonse Mascherino died Friday after a long battle with cancer. Archbishop Ramzi Musallam of the Catholic Church of the East says Mascherino died at a Somerset hospice.

Mascherino, who was 69, bought a former Lutheran church and converted it into the Flight 93 Memorial Chapel...

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