St. Augustine's Father Gleason Suffers Fatal Heart Attack


February 28, 2013

Father Richard Gleason

Father Richard Gleason suffered a fatal heart attack on February 20 after saying mass at St. Augustine's Catholic Church in Culver City.

Paramedics were summoned but were unable to revive Gleason.

Funeral mass was held today at 11 am at St. Augustine.

St. Augustine's released the following statement.

"It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Fr. Richard Gleason, our associate pastor, who died suddenly on Wednesday night, February 20, at the age of 71.

" Fr. Richard was ordained a priest in 1967 and faithfully served the people of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles for 46 years, the last 12 of which were spent in humble and living service to the people here at St. Augustine Parish.

Please pray for the repose of Fr. Richard's soul and also keep his family in your thoughts and prayers.


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