A post script--his body was found washed up on the shore.
Still no word of the chalice, however. He was fond of chalices.
and now smiling, as I just read this bit too:
""He said to me if things started looking bad he'd go to the archdiocese building," Michael Ginart recalled. "He said he had eight people with him trying to hold on. Of course, there was no one with him. He was not beyond telling little white lies to make people feel better."
Oh the stories I could tell...
It wouldn't surprise me a bit if they make a movie about his life.
He is already missed.