Obituaries

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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Sister St. Francis Lyons, I.H.M., dies at 80

A funeral Mass was offered for Sister, Servant of the Immaculate Heart of Mary M. St. Francis Lyons Feb. 12 at the IHM Center Chapel in Scranton, Pa. Sister St. Francis, who taught at two Baltimore Catholic schools in the 1950s and 1960s, died Feb. 6 at 80.
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Sister Jane Meehan, IHM, former Catonsville teacher, dies

Sister, Servant of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Jane Meehan taught at St. Agnes School in Catonsville.
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Grisez called ‘remarkable man’ whose work was ‘utterly true to the faith’

The late Germain Grisez, an influential Catholic philosopher, ethicist and moral theologian, was "a remarkable man" and a "very firm believer" whose faith "was unswervingly orthodox," Jesuit Father Peter Ryan said Feb. 6.
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Sister M. Macrina Stermec dies at 95

A funeral Mass for Ursuline Sister of Louisville M. Macrina Stermec, a former teacher at St. Mary School in Cumberland, was offered Jan. 29 at the Ursuline Motherhouse in Louisville, Ky. Sister Macrina died Jan. 25. She was 95.
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Wittman never stopped giving to Catholic institutions in Baltimore and beyond

Raised at St. Patrick’s orphanage in Fells Point, Jack Wittman never stopped giving back to the Catholic Church, outreach that included nearly two decades on the board of the Catholic Review.
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Sister Joan Hart, S.S.N.D, dies at 87

A funeral Mass was offered Jan. 11 at Villa Assumpta in Baltimore for School Sister of Notre Dame Joan Hart, a teacher and advocate for social justice. Sister Joan died Jan. 1. She was 87. 
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Josephite priest who influenced generations of youths in West Baltimore dies

Josephite Father Joseph Francis Xavier Del Vecchio, whose gruff exterior could not hide the compassion he showed several generations of children in West Baltimore, died Jan. 13
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Sister Caroleen Baummer, S.S.N.D., dies after 71 years as a professed religious

School Sister of Notre Dame Sister Caroleen Baummer, who spent most of her 43 years in education teaching music at Notre Dame Preparatory Lower School in Towson, the former St. Ann School in Baltimore and the Institute of Notre Dame in Baltimore, died Dec. 4 at 94.
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Sister Mary Teresa Carmichael dies at 93

A funeral Mass for Sister Mary Teresa Carmichael was offered Jan. 2 at Assisi House in Aston, Pa. A professed member of the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia for 71 years, Sister Mary Teresa died Dec. 28 at Assisi House, at age 93.
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Former director of the office of liturgy dies

Atonement Father C. Donald Howard, director of the office of liturgy for the Archdiocese of Baltimore from 1985 to 1988, died Jan. 6. He was 71. A funeral Mass will be offered Jan. 17 at 11 a.m. at Christ the Redeemer in Sterling, Va., the parish he served as associate pastor and then pastor for...
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Father Donaghy served as Ellicott City pastor, dean of seminary

Father Donaghy’s time at St. Paul included considerable improvements to its worship space. Restoration of the interior of its church, which dates to 1838, was completed in 1992, the year he arrived. Father Donaghy then oversaw an expansion of the worship space, which was rededicated in 2001.
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