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WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – Reverend Alan J. Dash, a retired priest of the Diocese of Raleigh and sacramental minister for the UNCW Catholic Campus Ministry, died Thursday morning in Wilmington, according to a news release from UNCW.
Fr. Dash, who was born in 1937 in the Bronx in New York, reportedly served in parish ministry in Greenville, North Wilkesboro, Charlotte and Ahoskie. He worked in campus ministry, serving at N.C. State and UNCW, beginning in 1974. He opened a house on the corner of Racine and College Acres drives, becoming the first Catholic Campus Minister at UNCW, in 1986.
UNCW’s current Catholic Campus Minister, Sr. Rosemary McNamara, stated in a news release, “Fr. Al will be missed. We are all better human beings for having known him. We are grateful for his wisdom, love and commitment in guiding young people as they seek their life’s path.”
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