Obituaries

Father Paul Reich, Marianist who welcomed hundreds into the Catholic Church, dies at 90

Father Reich, a Pittsburgh native who had two uncles who were Marianists, spent all his ministry at St. Joseph leading the RCIA program that welcomes people into the Catholic Church.
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Sister Elaine Robbins, O.P., dies at 86

A funeral Mass was offered for Sinsinawa Dominican Sister Elaine Robbins (Sister Genevieve) April 13. She died April 5 at age 86.
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Sister Theodore Klingseisen, O.S.F., Towson Catholic teacher, dies at 98

Sister Theodore served in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia for 55 years; the Diocese of Trenton for 11 years; and at Towson Catholic High School, 1960-68.
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Deacon Alan M. Rose, who ministered in hospice and prisons, dies at 88

Deacon Alan M. Rose, who ministered to prisoners on death row, helped one convert to the Catholic faith and made family history in the Archdiocese of Baltimore, died April 14, at age 88.
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Cumberland priest dies at 80

In the Archdiocese of Baltimore, Father Petruha served as an instructor at the Capuchin Novitiate in Annapolis (1966-67), as associate pastor at Ss. Peter and Paul in Cumberland, which is now part of Our Lady of the Mountains (1972-75), and again at Our Lady of the Mountains (2015 until recent months, when medical issues intervened).
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Sister Francesca Krolczyk, O.S.F., who returned to Catholic High to teach, dies at age 91

A funeral Mass was offered March 29 at Our Lady of Angels Convent Chapel in Aston, Pa., for Sister Francesca Krolczyk, who gave to the Archdiocese of Baltimore 56 of her 67 years as a professed member of the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia. Sister Francesca died March 24 in her hometown of Baltimore....
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Norbertine Father Brian A. Zielinski, former pastor of Baltimore-area parishes, dies at 78

Norbertine Father Brian A. Zielinski, who served as pastor of Our Lady, Queen of Peace in Middle River and St. Thomas More in Baltimore, died March 24 at age 78.
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Sister Georgellen Brilmyer, O.S.F., dies at 95

A Washington, D.C., native, Sister Georgellen taught at The Catholic High School of Baltimore, 1947-48, the same year she entered the Sisters of St. Francis.
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Sister Marie Sulpice, S.S.N.D., former area teacher and principal, dies at 96

Sister Marie Sulpice Walsh was a former principal of St. Mark School, 1965-71; and Notre Dame Preparatory’s Lower School in Towson, 1972-79.
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‘Sister Hildie’ was beloved presence at IND for more than six decades

“She knew every nook and cranny of IND,” Sister Patricia McCarron said. “She had a window into the heart of every single IND girl. She was the spirit of IND.”
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Monsignor Baumgartner, former pastor who ‘epitomized’ a Vatican II priest, dies at 88

Monsignor A. Thomas Baumgartner, a former pastor of three Baltimore-area parishes who was known for his commitment to the priesthood and his enthusiastic embrace of the reforms of the Second Vatican Council, died March 4 at age 88.
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Sister Kate Bell, R.S.M., who served as principal and pastoral associate, dies at age 84

Known as “Sister Kate,” the Sister of Mercy led Immaculate Heart of Mary School for 15 years and then served as pastoral associate in northeast Baltimore.
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