Foltýn, Emilián Frank

Rev. Msgr. Emilián Frank Foltýn, at the age of 73 and a Catholic priest for 48 years, died on September 5, 2012, on Kodiak Island, Alaska. He was born on November 3, 1938, in Bartlett, Texas, to Frank Frederick and Ann L. Chovanec Foltýn. He graduated from St. Mary’s High School in Taylor, Texas, in 1956. He was ordained a priest of the Diocese of Austin on May 30, 1964, at St. Mary Cathedral in Austin, by Most Rev. Louis J. Reicher. He received a Master of Theology degree from the University of St. Thomas in Houston in 1970. He was named a Prelate of Honor by Pope John Paul II on February 8, 1985. He served as parochial vicar at St. Anthony in Bryan, St. Mary of the Assumption in West, St. Mary of the Assumption in Waco, Guardian Angels in Wallis, and St. Monica in Cameron. He served as Rural Life Director in the Diocese of Austin. He served as pastor of St Mary in Lampasas, St. Mary in Caldwell, St. Mary in Hearne, St. Joseph in Dime Box, and Holy Trinity in Corn Hill. Monsignor Foltýn was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Gabriella Foltýn Nemec of Jarrell; brother-in-law, John Nemec. He is survived by his sister, Frances Foltýn Nemec of Jarrell; his brothers Theophil Foltýn and his wife Helen of Houston and Frank J. Foltýn and his wife Kay of Sugar Land; numerous nieces and nephews; great nieces and nephews and great great nieces and nephews; and a host of loving friends. Services will be held at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Corn Hill, Texas. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, September 11, 2012 from 5:00PM to 8:00PM with the Vigil for Msgr. Foltýn will be at 7:00PM. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, September 12, 2012 from 8:00AM to 10:00AM. Most Rev. Joe S. Vásquez will celebrate the Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, September 12, 2012, assisted by concelebrating priests of the diocese. Interment will follow at Holy Trinity Cemetery in Corn Hill. In lieu of flowers, Msgr. Foltýn’s family request that memorial donations are made to Holy Trinity Catholic Church in his memory.