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Priest who survived sinking of Andrea Doria dies at 89

Lake County pastor who was on doomed ship in 1956 dies

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Richard Wojcik

A lifeboat of passengers is alongside a rescue vessel as the liner Andrea Doria sinks in the background on July 26, 1956. The Italian liner collided with the Swedish liner Stockholm off Nantucket Island, Ma. The reflection in center is halation from the plane window through which this photograph was taken.

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A Roman Catholic priest and teacher who survived the infamous 1956 sinking of the SS Andrea Doria has died, the Archdiocese of Chicago reported Wednesday. The Rev. Richard J. Wojcik, 89, taught at the University of St. Mary of the Lake and the Mundelein Seminary for parts of seven decades.
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