Obituaries

Sister Catherine Phelps, longtime leader of Trinity School, dies

Sister of Notre Dame de Namur Catherine Phelps died unexpectedly June 15. A Baltimore native, she served as head of Trinity School for 47 years, twice leading it National Blue Ribbon recognition.
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Sister Mary Lambert Rossi, I.H.M., dies at 88

Sister Mary Lambert served the Archdiocese of Baltimore from 1988 to 2017,
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Sister M. Helen Hemmer, I.H.M., dies at 90

Sister Helen served as the coordinator of religious education for the Archdiocese of Baltimore 1986-89.
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Nun who served in Baltimore believed murdered by nephew

Sister Angela Miller, a member of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary who served six years in the Archdiocese of Baltimore, is believed to have died in an April 28 fire set at her home in Scranton, Pa., by her nephew, Alan Smith.
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Wrestling champion Bruno Sammartino laid to rest

Wrestling legend Bruno Sammartino was remembered as a man of "honesty and integrity" at his funeral Mass April 23.
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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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