Father Marcellus Earl, age 86, of the Abby of the Genesee in Piffard, died Friday, September 15, 2017 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, NY.
He is survived by his sisters, Helen Ross of Largo, FL and Elaine Earl of Ludington, MI, many nieces and nephews and fellow Trappist Monks at the Abbey of the Genesee.
Father Marcellus was born February 20, 1931 in Battle Creek, MI the son of Elwyn and Bernadine Wells Earl. He was a US Air Force Korean War Veteran. Father Marcellus studied music at Michigan State University and played the French Horn in the US Air Force Band.
Visitation will be held at the Abbey of the Genesee on Monday, September 18, 2017 from 6 - 7:30 PM and on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 from 3 AM – 9:45 AM.
His Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at 10 AM at the Abbey of the Genesee. Burial will be in the Abbey of the Genesee Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Abbey of the Genesee, 3258 River Rd., Piffard, NY 14533.