Brother James Droste, SM, 83, died April 14, 2018, in San Antonio, Texas. Brother Jim graduated from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio with a bachelor’s degree in physics and, in 1958, embarked on a 24-year teaching career. He taught religion, math physical science and physics. His first teaching job was at St. Joseph’s School in Victoria, Texas, followed by teaching assignments at Marianist schools including McBride, St. Louis; St. Michael’s, Chicago; Nolan, Fort Worth; Chaminade, St. Louis; Villa St. Jean, Fribourg, Switzerland; and St. John Vianney, St. Louis. He earned a master’s degree in physics in 1965. In 1982, Brother Jim left the classroom and began working at Our Lady of the Pillar parish in St. Louis where he taught Rite of Christian Initiation classes and other adult programs. In 1988, he was assigned to Holy Rosary parish in San Antonio. During the last 17 years of his ministry, he was responsible for several duties at the Marianist Retreat and Conference Center in Eureka, Missouri, includ- ing administration, maintenance, cooking and groundskeeping. Brother Gerald Hyland, SM, 95, died Feb.11, 2018, in San Antonio, Texas. Brother Gerry was a teacher and artist. He enlisted in the United States Army during World War II and was severely wounded in 1944. He was released after a long hospital stay and was awarded the distinguished Purple Heart medal awarded to those injured at the hands of the enemy in wartime. He entered the Society of Mary at age 30 and professed first vows in 1953. During his early ministry, Brother Gerry taught at Central Catholic in San Antonio and in the mid-1960s moved to St. Louis to teach at St. John Vianney. He remained at Vianney for five decades, teaching religion, art and history. He also moderated the yearbook and art clubs. Most of his ministry was at Vianney, but he also taught at St. Mary’s High School in St. Louis for short stints in the ’60s and ‘70s. After Brother Gerry retired from the classroom, he continued to work as an artist at his “Rooster Gallery” on Vianney’s campus. He also enjoyed cooking for his community and for a St. Louis soup kitchen. Father Richard Loehrlein, SM, 87, died Jan. 21, 2018, in San Antonio, Texas. Father Richard spent his early years as a teacher at North Catholic High School in Pittsburgh and at Chaminade High School (now Chami- nade Julienne) in Dayton, Ohio. He entered the Marianist seminary in Fribourg, Switzerland, and was ordained in 1961. In July 1964, he was called to serve as a teacher at Mangu High School in Thika, Kenya. He also served at a mission station among the Kikuyu tribe. The next phase of Father Richard’s international ministry found him in Dublin where he was a teacher and campus minister at St. Laurence College until 1981. He returned to the States and completed a master’s degree in spirituality in 1982. For the next several years, he ministered in Michigan at St. John Church in Albion; St. Catherine of Siena in Portage; and as chaplain at Monsignor Hackett High School in Kalamazoo. In 1990, Father Richard returned to Africa, this time to Malawi. For the next 12 years, he taught religion at Chaminade Secondary School in Karonga. In 2008, Father Richard, then age 78, was called to Mombasa, Kenya, to serve as assistant pastor at St. Martin de Porres Parish where he focused on Lay Marianist formation. In 2012, after nearly three decades of service in Eastern Africa, Father Richard, age 82, returned home for health reasons. Father Francis Nakagawa, SM, 90, died Feb. 24, 2018, in Cupertino, California. Father Francis earned a bachelor’s degree in education in 1951. He began his ministry in Honolulu where he taught at Saint Louis School until mid-1954. Father Francis then entered the Marianist seminary in Fribourg, Switzerland, and was ordained in 1957. He moved to Rome to continue graduate studies and was awarded a doctor of sacred theology degree in 1959. For the next four years, Father Francis was a teacher and chaplain at Chaminade University of Honolulu. In 1964, he began serving with the Marianists in his ancestral homeland of Japan. While there, he was a teacher, chaplain and commu- nity director at St. Joseph International School in Yokohama. In the early 1970s, he moved to Tokyo, where he taught at Morning Star School. Father Francis returned to Hawaii in 1982 and taught at St. Anthony School. In 1986, he began serving as an assis- tant pastor at parishes in Honolulu and on Maui. For the next 25 years, Father Francis ministered to Japanese-speaking Catholics in Honolulu. He celebrated Sunday Mass, administered sacraments, taught a Bible class and guided various religious and cultural activities throughout the year. In mid-2015, due to health concerns, Father Francis moved to the Marianist Community in Cupertino. Brother Donald Schaaf, SM, 81, died Jan. 3, 2018, in Dayton, Ohio. Brother Don began his early ministry as a teacher at a number of Ohio high schools, including St. Joseph, Hamilton Catholic, and Purcell Marian. He completed a master’s degree in business administration in 1967 and taught at North Catholic High School in Pittsburgh. In 1968, he was called to Memphis, Tennessee, to serve as a business manager at Memphis Catholic High School. While in Memphis, he also was employed by the court system, serving as a juvenile parole officer, deputy clerk and coordinator of pro- bation services. He served in the court system until 1978, while continuing to serve at the high school. Later that year, he moved to Dayton to serve as business manager at Bergamo Center for Lifelong Learning and, shortly thereafter, as a residence hall supervisor at University of Dayton. For the last 14 years of active ministry, he used his bookkeeping skills to work in ministry at St. Laurence College in Dublin and at St. John’s Home, a residential home for boys in Rockaway Park, New York. ■ Brother James Droste, SM For complete obituaries of these Marianists, visit Brother Gerald Hyland, SM Father Richard Loehrlein, SM Brother Donald Schaaf, SM Father Francis Nakagawa, SM 22 • Call 1.800.348.4732 Memorial: To make a memorial donation in the name of a Marianist, use the enclosed envelope and provide the name of the brother or priest you wish to honor, or go to In Remembrance