Brother Fredric Supek, O.S.B., a monk of Saint Vincent Archabbey, died on Sunday, April 17, 2011. He was born in Niagara Falls, N.Y. on May 3, 1935. He was the son of the late Stanley and Emily Supek. He is survived by his sisters, Mrs. Theresa Quarantillo of Lewiston, N.Y., and Mrs. Ann Tweed of Youngstown, N.Y.
He attended Our Lady of the Rosary Parochial School and Bishop Duffy High School. He served four years in the U.S. Navy and attended Niagara University before entering the monastic community at Saint Vincent Archabbey. He received a bachelor of arts degree in philosophy from Saint Vincent College in 1965 and a master of divinity degree from Saint Vincent Seminary in 1968.
He made simple profession of vows on July 2, 1963, and solemn profession of vows on January 6, 1968.
His service to Saint Vincent Archabbey includes serving at the priory in Brazil from 1969 to 1982, where he was treasurer, director of vocations, master of novices, director of the retreat house and gardener. He returned to Latrobe and from 1982 to 1984 served in the post office. He moved to the library in 1984, and also served as assistant to the director of maintenance at Saint Vincent Archabbey, and director of purchasing for Saint Vincent College and Saint Vincent Seminary. In 1998 he was named associate director of facilities management. In 2009 he was named a consultant in the facilities management office. The body of Brother Fredric will be received in the Elizabeth J. Roderick Center at 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 19. Viewing will be held in the parlor of the Roderick Center from 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesday. The body will be transferred to the Basilica for the Vigil Service at 7:15 p.m. on Tuesday.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Archabbot Douglas R. Nowicki, O.S.B., at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Archabbey Basilica, followed by the Rite of Committal in the Saint Vincent Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Benedictine Health and Welfare Fund of Saint Vincent Archabbey, 300 Fraser Purchase Road, Latrobe, PA 15650.