Ordained a Roman Catholic Priest on April 3, 1971, at St. Brendan Catholic Church in Elkins.
Served as the Administrator of Immaculate Conception Parish in Fairmont, W.Va., and then as Associate Pastor of Immaculate Conception Parish in Clarksburg.
Transferred to Wheeling and was Special Assistant to the
Postgraduate work in law, administration and history at Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.
Assigned to the Catholic Chancery in Wheeling, where he held several positions: Vicar General of the Diocese, Judicial Vicar, Vicar for Pastoral Services and Personnel, Director of the Office of the Laity, Director of the West Virginia Catholic Conference and various other diocesan boards and commissions.
Member of the Canon Law Society of America, the Mid-West Canon Law Society and the Eastern Regional Canon Law Society.
1985, upon the death of Bishop Joseph Hodges, selected by the
diocesan Consulters to serve as Administrator of the diocese.
1996, named Man of the Year by the West Virginia Italian Heritage Foundation; named a "Distinguished West Virginian" by Governor Gaston Caperton. Governor appointmen to the Nursing Home Administrators' Licensing Board. Director of the Glenwood-Green Valley Methodist Foundation.
President of the Wheeling Kiwanis Club, Kiwanis Lieutenant Governor of District 1 and was Governor of the West Virginia Kiwanis District in 1982-1983. Founding President of the West Virginia Kiwanis Foundation. Kiwanis International George Hixson Fellow, and Tablet of Honor awardee.
1977, "Key of Honor" from Key Club International. Just completed 35 years as
the Administrator of the West Virginia Key Club District at time of death October 13, 2007.