Brother Paul Slaby, O.F.M., who served for several years at Holy Cross parish in Callicoon, died Sept. 27 at Holy Name Friary in Ringwood, N.J., where he had lived since 1997. He was 86. Born in Coaldale, Pa., he entered the novitiate of the Franciscan Friars of Holy Name Province in 1940. He studied theology at Holy Name College in Washington, D.C., professed final vows there in 1944 and served at the college and at St. Anthony's Shrine in Boston. He is survived by a brother, Frank. A Funeral Mass was celebrated Sept. 29 at Holy Name Friary, with burial at God's Acre Cemetery in Ringwood.