A funeral Mass was offered Nov. 11 at St. Anthony's Church, Butler, N.J., for Rev. John Van Hook, OFM, who died Nov. 5. He was 85 and had been a professed Franciscan friar for 65 years and a priest for 60.

A native of Fair Lawn, N.J., he spent 60 years at Siena College in Loudonville, teaching and heading the philosophy department. He contributed articles to scholarly journals and published Systematic Philosophy in 1979 and was a visiting scholar at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. He retired from teaching in 2004.

Survivors include a sister, Frances Caponigro of Whiting, N.J. Interment was in Calvary Cemetery, Paterson, N.J.