Brother Charles Heschele, M.M.


Brother Charles Heschele, M.M., who served as a missioner to Bolivia for 45 years, died on June 16 at St. Teresa's Residence in Ossining. He was 87. He was assigned in 1950 to Riberalta in northern Bolivia, where he was mission procurator and did pastoral work. In 1960, he moved to Montero, and taught English and religion while working with Japanese refugees. In 1964 he was assigned to Cochabamba, Bolivia, as regional mission procurator and bookkeeper. He worked at the Maryknoll Language School in Cochabamba, preparing new missioners. He lived at the Maryknoll Residence in Los Altos, Calif., 1994-2002. Born in San Francisco, he entered Maryknoll Junior Seminary in Mountain View, Calif., in 1939 as a candidate for the priesthood. He studied at Maryknoll Seminary in Ossining, and then chose to become a Maryknoll Brother. He took his perpetual oath in 1951. He is survived by his brother, George. A Funeral Mass was celebrated June 20 in Queen of Apostles Chapel at Maryknoll, followed by burial at Maryknoll Cemetery.



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