John Said Dies at 86

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The Rt. Rev. John Lewis Said, who served as Bishop Suffragan in the Diocese of Southeast Florida and assisted in the Diocese of Central Florida, died Jan. 5. He was 86.

Born in Marion, Ind., he was a graduate of Wabash College and Yale Divinity School. He was ordained deacon in 1958 and priest in 1959, serving several parishes in Indiana and Florida. Said served as a missionary for the Diocese of Central Brazil from 1966 to 1969. He joined the Brotherhood of St. Andrew in 1987.

He was consecrated for Southeast Florida in 1995 and served there until 2002. In retirement, he served as bishop in residence at Church of the Nativity in Port St. Lucie.

Bishop Said will be buried from Church of the Nativity, and the Diocese of Southeast Florida will schedule a subsequent requiem Mass in Miami.


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