Joseph Whittindale, O.S.A.

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1815 – 1885 (December 9)

Joseph Whittindale, son of Richard Whittendale and Anastasia White, was born in County Kilkenny, Ireland, on November 6, 1815. He received the habit at Villanova, Pennsylvania, in December, 1845, and was professed on September 8, 1852 together with Brothers Joseph Shea and James O’Brien.

Brother Joseph served at Chestnut Hill, Pa. and Lansingburg, New York. In 1870, he was assigned to Villanova where he served until he died on December 9, 1885, after being struck by a Paoli train on a dark foggy evening. He was 70 years old. Brother Joseph was buried at Villanova in the community cemetery on December 12, 1885.

He is remembered as a man of genial character, bright, lively, very good and pious, cheerful, witty and always good natured and ready to be of service.