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Friday, May 19, 2017
Chesterton Scholar, Fr. Leo Hetzler, Passes Away
Father Leo Hetzler, C.S.B., a noted Chesterton scholar who helped launch the annual Rochester Chesterton Conference, died May 18, 2017, after a short illness. He was 91.
St. John Fisher College in Rochester, where he taught for many years, has a write up.
The article notes: "Fr. Hetzler then spent several years teaching in Canada in the 1960s, where he began what would become his lifelong interest in the Chesterton Society. In 2002, he inaugurated the annual Chesterton Conference at Fisher, and in 2007, he became the first recipient of the Life Achievement Award presented by the American Chesterton Society."
I also quoted him in an article I wrote about Chesterton for the newspaper I used to work for.