Obituaries

Life

Archbishop Lori praises ‘solid foundations’ left by Cardinal Keeler
Mar 23 2017
“In many ways, it makes my job easier, because he left such solid foundations,” Archbishop Lori said.

‘Light of hope’: Cardinal Keeler, basilica restorer, interfaith leader, dies at 86
Mar 23 2017
Cardinal William H. Keeler, 14th archbishop of Baltimore and international leader in Catholic-Jewish relations, died March 23.

Sister Frances McSherry, D.C., served orphaned children
Mar 22 2017
Sister Frances also ministered in the Archdiocese of Washington, D.C., as well as in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and Georgia.

Czech Cardinal Vlk, former window-washer, clandestine priest, dies
Mar 21 2017
Czech Cardinal Miloslav Vlk, who washed windows and ministered underground during communism, died of cancer March 18.

Monsignor Armstrong remembered for ‘forming friendships in Christ’
Mar 13 2017
Cardinal Stafford praised Monsignor Robert Armstrong’s welcoming spirit to people in the parishes he served.

Monsignor Armstrong, beloved rector of Cathedral of Mary Our Queen, dies at 81
Mar 09 2017
“The church asked him to become a father to the people of God and he did that extraordinarily well,” Father Seitz said.

The John Carroll School mourns the loss of a good friend, smiling presence
Mar 06 2017
Classmates, faculty and staff of The John Carroll School remembered Joshua Hamer as a smiling, upbeat member of the school community.

Trinitarian’s ministry ranged from prison to Head Start to Franciscan Center
Mar 03 2017
Trinitarian Father Aaron Dowdell, whose ministry in the Archdiocese of Baltimore included a refuge for men experiencing homelessness, Head Start programs and directing the Franciscan Center, died Feb. 13.

Notre Dame Prep headmistress who ushered school into 21st Century dies at 87
Mar 01 2017
Sister Christine Marie Mulcahy of the School Sisters of Notre Dame was remembered for both her leadership of Notre Dame Preparatory School and of her congregation.

Sister Marie Joseph Kerr, O.S.F., ministered in nursing
Feb 26 2017
Sister Marie Joseph Kerr ministered at what is now the University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center in Towson.

Sister Edith Stricker, D.C., religious sister for eight decades, dies at 98
Feb 25 2017
Sister Edith Stricker, D.C., was born in Baltimore and ministered as a Daughter of Charity for 80 years.

School Sister served as Keough principal, college treasurer, provincial leader
Feb 23 2017
School Sister of Notre Dame Dorothy Catherine Arthur died Feb. 8. Her ministry ranged from secondary education to colleges to helping lead her order.

Father Tittler, former Franciscan who became archdiocesan priest, remembered for kindness
Feb 22 2017
Father Leo R. Tittler, who died Feb. 18 at 82, was remembered as a caring and generous priest.

Norma McCorvey, plaintiff in Roe ruling who later became pro-life, dies
Feb 21 2017
Norma McCorvey, the plaintiff “Jane Roe” in the Supreme Court’s 1973 Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion virtually on demand, died Feb. 18 at an assisted-living facility in Katy. She was 69.

Sister Theresa Kane, O.S.F., longtime teacher at Immaculate Conception School
Feb 07 2017
Sister Theresa, who taught at Immaculate Conception School in Towson from 1979 until her 2006 retirement, died Feb. 3.