Twin Brothers Die Hours Apart

Julian and Adrian Riester, both friars, were 92 years old
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jun 3, 2011 2:47 PM CDT
Julian and Adrian Riester (not pictured) brought inseparable to a new level.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – Talk about two hearts almost beating as one: Twins Julian and Adrian Riester were born seconds apart 92 years ago, and they died hours apart in Florida on Wednesday. The Buffalo-born twins were also brothers in the Roman Catholic Order of Friars Minor. They spent 35 years working together on tasks including carpentry and gardening at St. Bonaventure University, and were Franciscan friars for 65 years. A spokesman called their deaths on the same day a "poetic ending to their lives."

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