He served on numerous local, state and national committees, including the Elks National Foundation Scholarship Committee.
Leading members of the national organization, on various occasions, referred to him as "a tremendous spiritual leader at all levels of Elkdom," and noted that he "brought distinction to the clergy and to the State of New York."
He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus.
Memorial donations may be made to the Elks National Foundation, c/o the Plattsburgh Lodge of Elks, 56 Cumberland Ave., Plattsburgh, NY 12901; The Priests Retirement Fund of the Diocese of Ogdensburg, P.O. Box 369, 22 Washington St., Ogdensburg, NY 13669; the Sisters of Precious Blood of Watertown, Precious Blood Monastery, 400 Pratt St., Watertown, NY 13601; or the Carmelite Sisters of Beacon, 89 Hiddenbrooke Dr., Beacon, NY 12508-3599.