Obituaries

Life

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.

Sister Marie Elise Regan, former Catonsville principal, dies at 83
Oct 12 2016
Sister Marie Elise Regan was principal of St. Agnes School in Catonsville from 1969 to 1972.

Deacon McKenna served many countenances of one master
Sep 28 2016
Deacon John I. McKenna, who died Sept. 22 at 85, was remembered for his singular commitments in multiple arenas.

Sister Mary Helen McCreary served as teacher, administrator
Sep 27 2016
A funeral Mass for Religious Sister of Mercy Mary Helen McCreary was offered Sept. 23 at Mercy Villa, the Religious Sisters of Mercy retirement home in Baltimore.

Sulpician Father Dukehart educated priests and served veterans
Sep 21 2016
Sulpician Father Claude H. Dukehart was believed to be the oldest priest living in the Archdiocese of Baltimore.

Sister Marie Carl Horn, S.S.N.D., ministered in education and hoops
Sep 13 2016
A funeral Mass for School Sister of Notre Dame Marie Carl Horn was offered Sept. 1. Sister Marie Carl died Aug. 28. She had served as an educator for many years.

Sister Anthony Celine O’Leary taught 37 years in Baltimore Archdiocese
Sep 12 2016
Sister Anthony Celine O’Leary, whose 71 years as a Sister of St. Francis of Philadelphia included 37 teaching young students in the Archdiocese of Baltimore, died Sept. 2.

Phyllis Schlafly dies; Catholic woman supported conservative causes
Sep 07 2016
“Schlafly not only helped the Republican Party become pro-life in the 1980s, but spent the remainder of her life ensuring it remained so,” said a Sept. 6 statement by Tom McClusky, vice president of government affairs for the March for Life Education & Defense Fund.