William G. Wingert, O.S.A.

1904 – 1935 (April 17)

William George Wingert was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on August 12, 1904, the son of Oliver Wingert, a painter, and Catharine Strassner. He was a student at Saint Bonaventure Parochial School in Philadelphia, and at Villanova Prep. For a time he was employed as a clerk. William entered the novitiate at Villanova in 1924, and was professed on June 26, 1925. Solemn profession took place on the same date in 1928. 

William received his Bachelor of Arts degree after completing his studies at Saint Mary’s Hall, but he then became seriously ill and was forced to discontinue his training. He spent the years between 1928 and 1935 at White Haven, Pa., Andover, Massachusetts, and at the novitiate in New Hamburg, New York, trying to improve his health.

He died on April 17, 1935, in Norristown State Hospital of pulmonary tuberculosis, at the age of 31. He was buried on April 22nd in the Community Cemetery at Villanova.