NARRAGANSETT — Christian Brother Robert J. Daszkiewicz, 71, of Christian Brothers Center, Narragansett, died Jan. 20 at South County Hospital after being a resident at South Kingstown Nursing Center for a short time.
Brother Daszkiewicz was born in Providence, the son of the late Catherine M. and Bronislaw J. Daszkiewicz. He entered the Brothers of the Christian Schools at Barrytown, N.Y. in 1956 and received the religious habit in September of that year. He pronounced his final vows in l964.
Brother Daszkiewicz received a bachelor of arts degree in French from The Catholic University, Washington, D.C. in 1961. He earned a master of arts degree in French literature and linguistics at Assumption College in 1967 and did other graduate work in educational administration.
He began his teaching career in high schools in Brooklyn, N.Y., at St. Augustine and Mater Christi, as well as in New Hampshire and Connecticut, at Trinity and St. Bernard high schools. He also ministered at Salve Regina University, Newport in several capacities, as well as at the University of Bethlehem in Palestine.
Brother Daszkiewicz also served at the motherhouse of the Christian Brothers in Rome, Italy, and in Belgium and France. He was the director of a High School Exchange Program, and the director of two teaching improvement programs in Newport and in Palestine. He also ran Bright Day Travel for the Christian Brothers in California.
He is survived by a brother, John R. Daszkiewicz of North Kingstown; three nephews and a niece.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Jan. 23 at Our Lady of the Star Chapel in the Christian Brothers Center. Burial was in the Brothers’ Cemetery on the center grounds.