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'Father Dollar Bill' dies from cancer at 92

November 21, 2011 12:00:00 AM PST
The Catholic priest known as "Father Dollar Bill" has died, according to his family.

Maurice Chase, 92, popularly known as "Father Dollar Bill," was well-known for his dollar-bill giveaways to homeless and poor residents downtown during the holidays.

Chase died of cancer Sunday night, according to his nephew.

Chase would hand out bills of a dollar or more around Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas.

City News Service contributed to this report.