Jewish Journal


June 5, 2011

Twin Friars, 92, die on same day


I’ve heard many a stories about identical twins who were separated at birth and yet grew up to live astonishingly similar lives. This is a version of that story, via the AP:

Identical twins Julian and Adrian Riester were born seconds apart 92 years ago. They died hours apart this week. The Buffalo-born brothers were also brothers in the Roman Catholic Order of Friars Minor. Professed friars for 65 years, they spent much of that time working together at St. Bonaventure University, doing carpentry work, gardening and driving visitors to and from the airport and around town.

Check out the above audio from NPR that tells a little more about the Riesters:

Their cousin told the Buffalo News, if ever there’s confirmation that God favored them, this is it. They were never really apart.

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