Obituaries

Sister Annie Frances Oman, O.S.F., ministered in Baltimore and west coast states

A professed Sister of St. Francis for 71 years, Sister Annie Frances served in the Archdiocese of Baltimore early in her career, ministering in education at the former St. Anthony School, which closed in 2005.
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Father Ernesto Cardenal, poet and revolutionary, dies in Nicaragua

Father Ernesto Cardenal, the Nicaraguan poet and revolutionary whose political work earned him a public admonishment from St. John Paul II, died March 1 in the Nicaraguan capital of Managua. He was 95.
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Francis Lori, father of Archbishop Lori, dies at 98

Francis Lori, father of Archbishop William E. Lori, died Feb. 24 in Indiana, surrounded by the archbishop and other members of his family.
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Sister Dorothy Ann Haney dies at 88

In the Archdiocese of Baltimore, Sister Dorothy taught at St. Bernardine School in West Baltimore from 1957 to 1959.
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Father George Coyne, Vatican astronomer from Baltimore, dies at 87

Jesuit Father George V. Coyne, a Baltimore native who led the Vatican Observatory as its director for 28 years, got his start in the field of astronomy as a young student in formation for the priesthood by secretly studying under his blanket, flashlight in hand.
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Sister Annella Martin, R.S.M., dies at 90

A funeral Mass for Mercy Sister Annella Martin will be offered at 10 a.m. on Feb. 15 in McAuley Chapel at Mercy Medical Center. Sister Annella died Feb. 6. She was 90 and had served at Mercy Medical Center for nearly 50 years.
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Monsignor Aiken, who oversaw transformation of Glyndon parish, dies at 75

Monsignor Lloyd E. Aiken, who spent most of his priesthood at Sacred Heart in Glyndon, the parish of his youth, died at Stella Maris Hospice Feb. 5, a year to the day after informing the people he served that he had been diagnosed with stomach cancer.
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Best-selling author formed enduring bond with worldwide readership

Mary Higgins Clark, known as the "queen of suspense" to her millions of readers throughout the world, died of natural causes in Naples, Florida, Jan. 31. She was 92.
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Father Holthaus, who served eight Baltimore Archdiocese parishes, dies at 76

Father Paul Holthaus, a native of South Baltimore who served eight parishes in the Archdiocese of Baltimore during his nearly five decades as a priest, died Jan. 26.
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Faith always in first place for Catholic high school’s Hall of Fame coach

Wootten led his teams to national prominence while teaching his players to prioritize God, family, school and basketball in that order.
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‘Ed’ Wall, former Catholic Review editor and veteran journalist, dies at 94

Arthur E. P. “Ed” Wall, a former editor of the Catholic Review from 1965 to 1971 who would later become director and editor-in-chief of what is now Catholic News Service, died Jan. 18 in Orland Park, Ill. He was 94.
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St. Bernardine mourns parishioner caught in crossfire of shootout

A longtime parishioner of St. Bernardine Church in West Baltimore died Jan. 18 after being shot earlier this month outside her apartment complex, apparently caught in the crossfire as she smoked a cigarette.
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