A funeral Mass was offered Jan. 6 at St. Joseph's Center, Valatie, for Brother John Gervase O'Laughlin, who died Jan. 2. He was 100 and had been a brother in the Congregation of Holy Cross for 70 years.

A native of Niagara Falls, he served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. As a brother, he was a teacher, maintenance and office worker, and provided social services to the elderly and disabled. He served in Bangladesh for 20 years.

Interment was at St. Joseph's Cemetery, Valatie.