Jim Myers

Msgr. Robert A. Bozel

Msgr. Robert A. Bozel

Msgr. Robert Albert Bozel, a retired pastor of a Howard County parish recalled for his voluminous correspondence with friends and members of his congregation, died of pneumonia Saturday at Stella Maris Hospice. He was 88.

Born in Baltimore and raised in Hamilton, he attended St. Dominic's School.

"He was from a large family that included vocations to the religious life," said a friend, Msgr. George B. Moeller of Timonium. "He was a warm and personable guy who tried to spread that happiness. He was famous for sending his greeting cards."

He attended the old St. Charles High School and St. Charles College in Catonsville before he entered St. Mary's...