The Rev. Linus DeSantis, a member of the Conventual Franciscans and a former principal of Archbishop Curley High School, died of a heart attack Tuesday at Crouse Hospital in Syracuse, N.Y. He was 72.
The son of Louis DeSantis, a business manager, and Alice Stankowski DeSantis, a homemaker, Bernard Lee DeSantis was born in Baltimore and raised in Fells Point.
After graduating from St. Francis High School in Athol Springs, N.Y., he entered St. Joseph Cupertino Novitiate of the Conventual Franciscans in 1961 in Ellicott City. He professed his vows the next year.
He took the religious name of Linus and was ordained into the priesthood in 1971 at the Cathedral of the...