Fr. Jeffrey Mickler, SSP, Ph.D.
Born: October 13, 1946
1st Profession: September 8, 1967
Final Profession: September 6, 1971
Ordination: August 24, 1974
Died: November 20, 2019
Fr. Jeffrey Mickler was born and raised in Youngstown, Ohio. He is the son of Joseph and Helen Mickler. He is survived by his sister, Joanne Jones, a niece, a nephew and other cousins and relatives. He attended Woodside Elementary School for one year before going to Immaculate Heart of Mary school in Austintown, Ohio. He attended St. Paul’s High School in Derby, NY, sponsored by the Society of St. Paul. He received his BA in Philosophy from Youngstown State University, Ohio, his MA in religious studies from the University of Detroit, Michigan, and his Ph.D. in Systematic Theology from Fordham University, New York.
He made his first profession of vows on September 8, 1967, his Final Profession on September 6, 1971 and was ordained on August 24, 1974 in St. Paul Chapel at St. Paul Monastery in Canfield, Ohio.
He was Director of Postulants and Junior Professed (1978-1983). He was Superior of the Canfield, Ohio community (1984-1991) and Supervisor of St. Anthony Wayside Shrine (1984-1991, 1996-2017). He served as novice master from 1991-1992 and also served one term as Provincial Superior of the US Province 1992-1996
He was Associate Editor of Alba House Books (1974-1983), He also was a guest or host of several television programs for the Catholic Television Network of Youngstown (CTNY). He also served as editor of Pastoral Life magazine (1984-1991).
He was executive producer for the award-winning music CD: Ave Maria: The Universal and Timeless Hymn by Dr. Marsha Long. He also posted over 600 videos on his YouTube channel.
In 2017 he was assigned back to Staten Island, NY, to direct the Pauline Institutes of Jesus Priest, Our Lady of the Annunciation and St. Gabriel the Archangel. In October he recently returned to Canfield, Ohio to assist the senior members of the Canfield community as well as other priestly ministry.
While walking around the property Tuesday night, Fr. Jeffrey fell down some outdoor stairs and sustained a severe head trauma and died at the scene. He will be waked in the chapel at St. Paul Monastery, Canfield, Ohio on Monday, November 25th from 4 – 8 pm with a rosary at 7:30 pm. The Funeral will be on Tuesday, November 26th at 11 am. Calling hours before the mass and a luncheon afterwards. Funeral Arrangements are being made by Fox Edward Funeral Home, Boardman .
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