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Father Robert E. Wiley

Father Robert E. Wiley, S.M., age 73 of Bethlehem, Pa. died Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2005 in Buena Park, Calif., after a brief illness.

Fr. Wiley was ordained to the priesthood in 1960, and was a member of the Society of Mary (Marists). As a young priest, Fr. Wiley spent many years as a missionary in Papua New Guinea.

Upon returning to the US, he spent his remaining years raising funds to support missionary efforts of the Marists in Oceania. He also assisted in parishes in Minnesota, Hawaii, and California.

He is survived by his fellow members of the Society of Mary, Atlanta Province.

Memorial Masses will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Anza, Calif., and St. Vincent De Paul, Huntington Beach, Calif.

Mass of Christian Burial took place Friday, Dec. 9 at 10 a.m. at the Marist Center in San Francisco, Calif. Interment followed at Holy Cross Cemetery in Colma, Calif.

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