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The Rev. Maurice Chase dies at 92; Catholic priest known as 'Father Dollar Bill'
The Rev. Maurice Chase dies at 92; Catholic priest known as 'Father Dollar Bill'

Funeral services were pending Monday for the Rev. Maurice Chase, a Catholic priest known as "Father Dollar Bill" for his holiday giveaways of $1 bills to the homeless on Skid Row. Chase, 92, died Sunday night at his home in Los Angeles after a battle with cancer, according to his nephew, Robert Boyd. "He was a really great, colorful, wonderful man," he said. Chase was a fixture on Skid Row in downtown Los Angeles on holidays such as Easter and Thanksgiving. The homeless and poor would line up for blocks as Chase would hand out $1 bills -- or sometimes larger denominations to the particularly needy. On Easter, Chase stood outside the Salvation Army shelter and handed...

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