Obituaries

Sister Clara Pedo, longtime teacher, dies at 75

During her 55 years in religious life, Sister Clara served in the Archdiocese of Baltimore at St. Dominic School in Baltimore (1969-81); Mother Seton School in Emmitsburg (1981-5, 1989-90); and in prayer ministry at Villa St. Michael in Emmitsburg since February.
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Sister Maria Voorneveld, I.H.M., dies at 95

Sister Maria Voorneveld, I.H.M., died March 27 at 95. She taught at St. Bernadine Elementary School in Baltimore (1948-55) and was a member of the support staff at Mother Seton Academy in Baltimore (1995-2006).
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Sister Elizabeth Doyle, O.S.F., dies at 98

Sister Elizabeth Doyle, former principal and teacher at Immaculate Conception School in Towson and teacher at St. Anthony in Baltimore, died April 3. She was 98.
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U.S. seminarian who carried cross at pope’s Easter Mass dies in Rome

The U.S. seminarian, who was a third-year theology student at Rome's Pontifical Regina Apostolorum University, was scheduled to be ordained a deacon July 7 in Houston.
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Father Muller, oldest priest in the archdiocese, dies after 70 years as a priest

Father Muller ministered as a chaplain in the Archdiocese of Baltimore at Johns Hopkins Hospital from 1970 to his retirement in 1989. 
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Father Kennard Muller, founding pastor of Edgewood parish, dies

Father Kennard Muller, the founding pastor of Prince of Peace in Edgewood, died at 84. He spent his final years in residence at St. Ignatius in Hickory, where he was known for being a confessor and for dining out with members of the community.
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Baltimore’s Sister Mary Madonna Gies, R.S.M., dies at 89

A funeral Mass was offered March 10 for Sister of Mercy Mary Madonna Gies at the Villa in Timonium. A Baltimore native who spent most of her ministry teaching in area schools, she died March 7 at age 89 after 72 years as a Sister of Mercy.
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Thousands attend Rev. Graham’s ‘last crusade’ under revival-style tent

Under a billowing white tent and Carolina blue sky, Christian leaders and close friends said goodbye to "America's pastor," the Rev. Billy Graham, during a private funeral service March 2.
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Christopher Kauffman, prolific church historian, dies at 81

It's not possible to overstate Christopher J. Kauffman's contributions to U.S. Catholic studies, according to Tricia Pyne, archivist for the Archdiocese of Baltimore.
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‘Father Mac’ taught history, served as athletic chaplain at Loyola University Maryland

Jesuit Father Francis G. McManamin, who taught history at Loyola University Maryland but was more visible serving as a chaplain to the Greyhounds’ athletic teams, died Feb. 24.
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Rev. Graham dies; world famous evangelist was admired by most Americans

Rev. Graham welcomed representatives of other denominations, including Catholics, to attend his crusades.
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Sister Angela Erhard dies at 92

A funeral Mass was offered for Sister of St. Francis Angela Erhard Feb. 15  at Assisi House in Aston, Pa. She died Feb. 9 at 92 after 74 years as a professed religious, including 42 years in the Archdiocese of Baltimore.
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