Brother John Patrick Calvey, T.O.R.


Brother John Patrick Calvey, T.O.R., died March 24 at St. Francis Friary at Mount Assisi in Loretto, Pa. He was 76.

Born in Scranton, Pa., Brother Calvey was a teacher at Valley Central High School in Montgomery for 20 years before entering the Third Order Regular Franciscans, Province of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, in 1989 and professed his final vows in 1995.

He served as a friar in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Texas and Florida.

He received a bachelor’s degree in English education from the University of Scranton in Pennsylvania.

His brothers, Francis, Joseph and Christopher, and his sisters, Mary Port and Kathleen McLaine, survive him.

A Funeral Mass was celebrated March 30 at St. Francis Friary at Mount Assisi, Loretto, Pa. Burial was in Franciscan Friars Cemetery on the campus of St. Francis University, Loretto, Pa.