Skip to content

1985 Fire Kills 3 Priests in Starlight Parish

On this day, August 31, 1985, a tragic fire destroyed the rectory at St. John Parish in Starlight, killing three priests of the Archdiocese — the pastor of the parish, Fr. Richard Smith and two visiting classmates, Fr. Richard Fisher and Fr. Kenneth Smith. The fire apparently started after and electrical short in an office printer.

Here is a clipping from the Indianapolis Star, dated September 1st, 1985. I have also included a link to the Find-A-Grave website



Categories: Postings.

Tags: , , , ,

Comment Feed

No Responses (yet)

Some HTML is OK

or, reply to this post via trackback.