Arnold Palmer Memorial Service
www.stvincent.edu | From his earliest days, Arnold Palmer enjoyed a close friendship with his neighbors at Saint Vincent College that lasted throughout his life.
Palmer, who died on Sunday, Sept. 25, at the age of 87, frequently talked about his memories of visiting the college as a young boy with his father, Milfred (Deacon) Palmer, to walk among the trees and fields or play around Saint Vincent Lake. Later, he began to visit on his own, and some Saint Vincent monks remember him hitting golf balls on the practice field.
Palmer had a personal relationship with Archabbot Douglas R. Nowicki, O.S.B., the leader of Saint Vincent Archabbey, College and Seminary, that spanned more than 50 years. The Archabbot hosted a memorial service in Saint Vincent Basilica at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016.