Reverend Eugene F. Lauer, S.T.D
Unexpectedly on Sunday, May 20, 2018, surrounded by loved ones and Jesus, Eugene, age 82, entered into eternal life. Beloved son of the late Joseph A. Lauer and Mary M. Lauer (Gelata). Born in the Homewood neighborhood of Pittsburgh on October 7, 1935, Eugene (Geno) attended Holy Rosary Elementary School and St. Fidelis Seminary in Herman, PA. He was ordained on May 20, 1961 by Bishop John Wright at Saint Paul Cathedral in Pittsburgh, PA. He received his Bachelor of Arts at Saint Vincent College in 1957, a S.T.L. - Licentiate in Sacred Theology from St. Mary's Seminary and University in Baltimore, MD in 1961, and an S.T.D. - Doctor of Sacred Theology in 1966 from the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome, Italy. Throughout his priesthood, Fr. Eugene served in many locations and roles, including in Vatican City, Rome, LaRoche College and Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Wheeling College, the Catholic Theological Union in Chicago, and the University of Notre Dame in Indiana. He performed services throughout many parishes in the Diocese of Pittsburgh and resided most recently at Prince of Peace Parish in the South Side neighborhood of Pittsburgh. While technically retired at the time of his death, Fr. Eugene never stopped his service to the diocese, his students, and his colleagues.
Fr. Eugene is survived by his devoted brother, J. Henry (Hank) Lauer, his loving sister-in-law Dolores Lauer (Griffis), many nieces and nephews, and countless friends, students, colleagues, and partners in Christ.
Friends and relatives will be received at Saint Gerard Magella Catholic Church, 121 Dawn Dr., Verona, PA 15147 on Tuesday, May 22, 2018, from 3-8 pm and on Wednesday, May 23, 2018, from 8:30-10:00 am, at which time a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated for Fr. Eugene. Burial will be at Mount Carmel Cemetery in Penn Hills, PA