Father J. Lawrence Schanberger, M.M.

Father J. Lawrence Schanberger, M.M., who served in Chile for 35 years, died May 22 in the Assisted Living Center at Maryknoll in Ossining. He was 98.

Father Schanberger was in Chile, 1995-2014 and 1952-1968. He also served in Venezuela and Bangladesh, and was rector of the Maryknoll Major Seminary, Ossining, 1974-1979.

Born in Baltimore, he entered Maryknoll in 1943, professed final vows in 1948 and was ordained in 1949.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Manhattan College, the Bronx; and a master’s in Christian spirituality from Creighton University, Omaha, Neb.

A Funeral Mass was celebrated May 27 in Queen of Apostles Chapel at Maryknoll Society Center, Ossining. Burial was in Maryknoll Society Cemetery. 
Father J. Lawrence Schanberger, M.M.