Fr. Marian was a huge spiritual leader in my life. He was the inspiration that lead me to a lifelong love affair with Jesus and St Francis. His home masses, and Junior Third Order and the Franciscans’ “conventions” were the highlight of my youth. His legacy will live on through our children’s children. On behalf of my six brothers and sisters and my now deceased parents, I extended our sympathies to his Order on the passing of such a dynamic individual who made a lasting impression on each of us.