Br. Anthony Patrick "Buddy" Bechner, CFC
1948 - 2022
Obituary of Br. Anthony Patrick Bechner, CFC
Brother Anthony Patrick "Buddy" Bechner CFC passed away on January 1, 2022, at the age of 73. Brother Bechner was born on July 7, 1948, in New York City, the son of Anthony and Elizabeth Kiernan Bechner. Brother attended St. Jude Elementry School and Power Memorial Academy. He studied at Iona College where he received a BA degree in English, an MA from Manhattan College, and an MLS in Library Science from St. John's University.
Brother Bechner entered the Congregation of Christian Brothers on July 5, 1966, and professed his final vows on June 27, 1974
Brother's ministry took him to several schools including Power Memorial Academy, Bishop Kearney High School, Rochester, Catholic Memorial High School, West Roxbury, MA, All Hallows High School, Bronx, and Iona Prep. Brother was most recently a member of the Brothers' community at St. Joseph's Residence, New Rochelle. Brother Bechner served as the superior of the Brothers' community at Catholic Memorial and in recent years at Iona Prep.
Brother was predeceased by his parents Anthony and Elizabeth and by his brother, Bobby.
The family and the Christian Brothers will receive friends at the Graham Funeral Home on Sunday, January 9th, from 2:00 pm. to 4:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Holy Family Church, New Rochelle, NY, on Monday, January 10, 2022 at 9:30 a.m.
Interment will be at the Christian Brothers' Cemetery in West Park, NY. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Br. Bechner's memory to St. Joseph's Residence, 30 Montgomery Circle, New Rochelle, NY, 10804.
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