A funeral Mass was offered Jan. 6 at St. Francis of Assisi in Nanticoke, Penn., for Father James Schappert, S.S.J. Father Schappert died Jan. 3. He was 86.
Father Schappert was ordained a Josephite priest June 7, 1949. He served as chaplain at St. Joseph Medical Center in Towson and was also pastor or associate pastor in Louisiana, Alabama and Texas.