Clipped From Lebanon Daily News
Lebanon Native Assigned To Pasforage In Calif. Rev. Stephen Tatar, a native of Lebanon, has resigned his off ice : of chaplain (lieutenant colonel) in the U.S. Air Force and has been assigned as : assistant pastor of St. Mel's parish in Fair Oaks, Calif. He received a citation for '.meritorious' service from the Air Force, in which he served for 12 years. Since 1946, Rev. Tatar was deputy staff chaplain, in charge of procuring and assigning chaplains of all faiths for the Air Force command. His duties took him on tours through Europe and the Orient. The Lebanon-born priest was ordained in 1937 and. served in parishes in Cleveland, O., and Whiting, Ind., before entering the Air Force in 1942. During World War II he was stationed in Trinidad. In 1945 and 1946 he was assigned to McClellan Air Force Base in California.: At that time he was Incardinafc- cd into the diocese of Sacramento with a view to assignment in Sacramento when 'the time came for his retirement from active military service Rev. Tatar is a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Steve Tatar. His father died last August. His brothers and sisters are: Mrs, Ernest Shott, John Tatar, Mrs. Genovieve Spesak, and Mrs. Helen Selman, all of Lebanon; George Tatar, Lebanon Route Five; Mrs. Catherine Smith, Palmyra; and Mrs. Mary Barnes, Cleona. A recent issue of the Superior California Catholic Herald car-, ried a lengthy interview with Rev. Tatar upon his assignment to the California parish.