Death of The Rev. Alphonse Mascherino

February 15, 2013
Somerset, Pennsylvania

Priest who founded Flight 93 chapel dies of cancer
The Rev. Alphonse Mascherino Obituary Photo

Tools to share this Obituary

The Associated Press

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...

Read Complete Obituary

View Charity

Record an Audio Memory — Use Your Phone — Free

Most Recent Condolences

Track Celebrity Deaths

Receive email notification about people of national interest.