Obituaries

Life

Paralyzed NYPD officer who spoke of forgiveness dies at 59
Jan 12 2017
Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York called McDonald “a prophet, without speaking, of the pro-life cause.”

Sister Mary Alvin Seubott, R.S.M., advocate and caregiver for children, dies
Jan 11 2017
A funeral Mass for Mercy Sister Mary Alvin Seubott was offered Jan. 10 in Savannah, Ga. Sister Alvin devoted much of her ministry to special education.

Father Scanlan, college and church leader, dies at age 85
Jan 09 2017
Franciscan Father Michael Scanlan, whose name is almost synonymous with the Franciscan University of Steubenville, died Jan. 7.

Rob Belanger’s voice fills Nativity one last time
Jan 09 2017
The voice of Robert “Rob” Belanger filled the Church of the Nativity one last time at the funeral Mass for the former music director Jan. 7.

Sister Maura Delaney was a Mercy Sister for 78 years
Dec 16 2016
A funeral Mass for Religious Sister of Mercy Maura Delaney was offered Dec. 9 in the chapel at Mercy Villa in Baltimore.

Father Alban Harmon, C.P., worked in tribunal office
Dec 15 2016
Father Harmon was the defender of the bond in the marriage tribunal office from 2000 to 2011, when he retired.

Monsignor Alfred E. Smith, former pastor, dies at 85
Dec 10 2016
Monsignor Alfred E. Smith, a priest of the Archdiocese of Baltimore for 60 years, was remembered for his humility and holiness.

Sister Vincentia Goeb, D.C., active in education and hospital ministries, dies
Dec 09 2016
A funeral Mass for Sister Vincentia Goeb of the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul was offered Dec. 3 at the Basilica of the National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton in Emmitsburg. Sister Vincentia died Nov. 29.

John Glenn, American ‘icon,’ astronaut, former U.S. senator, dies at 95
Dec 09 2016
Among those watching Glenn’s first space flight was St. John XXIII, who asked to be kept regularly informed about the progress of flight.

Father Casimir Peterson, known for detective work and ministry to mentally ill, dies
Dec 07 2016
Father Peterson, who attracted international attention for using detective skills in uncovering a Marian crown of jewels, died Dec. 4.

Sister Helen Marie Glaser, former Mount de Sales principal, dies
Dec 01 2016
Sister Helen Marie Glaser served as principal of Mount de Sales from 1994 to 1999. She died Nov. 26 at 58.

Father Joseph Hughes reached out to the marginalized
Nov 30 2016
Deacon Paul Shelton of the Church of the Blessed Sacrament in Baltimore died Nov. 25; he was 83.

Father Kolvenbach, former Jesuit superior, dies in Beirut
Nov 29 2016
Jesuit Father Peter-Hans Kolvenbach, whose service as superior general of the Society of Jesus marked a return to normal governance after a period of tension with the Vatican, died in Beirut Nov. 26.

Ursuline Sister taught at Bishop Walsh School in 1960s
Nov 23 2016
A funeral Mass for Ursuline Sister Mary Terence Schmitt was offered Nov. 21 at the Ursuline Motherhouse in Louisville, Ky., Nov. 21.

Sister Columbkill O’Connor ministered at Essex school
Nov 10 2016
A funeral Mass for Sister Columbkill O’Connor of the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia was offered Nov. 10 at Assisi House in Aston, Pa. Sister Columbkill died Nov. 6; she was 102.