Obituaries

Baltimore native served 21 years as chaplain in US Air Force

A funeral Mass for Conventual Franciscan Father Samuel Zebron was offered June 27 at St. Mark Church in Boynton Beach, Fla. The Baltimore native was 84 years old when he died June 19.
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School Sister of Notre Dame who spent decade teaching in Howard County dies

A funeral Mass for School Sister of Notre Dame Mary Amalia Menardi was offered June 19 in the Chapel of Villa Notre Dame in Wilton, Conn. Sister Amalia died June 13 at age 99 at Lourdes Health Care Center in Wilton.
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Case worker and local superior for Daughters of Charity dies at 88

A funeral Mass for Sister Mary Beard, a Daughter of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul, was offered June 10 at the Basilica of the National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton in Emmitsburg. Sister Mary died June 7 at age 88, after giving 53 years to her vocation.
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Sister Mary Alice Chineworth, trailblazing religious sister, dies

Sister Mary Alice Chineworth, a former superior general of the Baltimore-based Oblate Sisters of Providence who overcame racial discrimination in her pursuit of a religious vocation, died June 21. She was three weeks shy of her 100th birthday.
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Nationally recognized youth minister from Baltimore dies at 52

“He was a preacher, but he was also a strategic thinker. He was always asking, ‘What does it take to do youth ministry well?’ and ‘What’s the vision here?’ ”
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Sister Mary Alvita Maguire, educator, dies at 94

A funeral Mass for School Sister of Notre Dame Mary Alvita Maguire was offered June 7 at Villa Assumpta in Baltimore. Sister Alvita died May 27; she was 94.
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Sister Georgine Grabenstein, former Cumberland teacher, dies

A member of her congregation for 79 years, Sister Georgine was born and raised in Cumberland, where she attended the former parish school and high school at St. Mary. From 1964 to 1968, she taught at the parish school.
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Father Dudek, former pastor of St. Casimir, dies at 89

A funeral Mass for Conventual Franciscan Father Berard Dudek will be offered June 8 at 11 a.m. at St. Casimir Church in Baltimore. A Baltimore native who died June 4 at age 89, Father Dudek served three stints at the parish and had a number of other assignments in the Archdiocese of Baltimore.
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Sister Mary Noreen Brown, longtime educator, dies at 98

A funeral Mass was offered May 23 at Immaculate Conception in Towson for School Sister of Notre Dame Mary Noreen Brown. A Baltimore native, Sister Noreen died at age 98 May 15 at Villa Assumpta in Towson.
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Bishop Newman remembered for modeling ‘justice, mercy, humility’

How admired was Bishop William C. Newman? Applause cascaded through the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen in Homeland May 29, as the casket bearing his body was wheeled down its main aisle, toward his final resting place in its crypt.
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Sister Louise Connolly, I.H.M., dies at 91

A funeral Mass for Sister Louise Connolly of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary was May 17 at the Our Lady of Peace Residence in Scranton, Pa. Sister Louise died May 13; she was 91.
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Bishop Newman, remembered for doing ‘what I was asked to do’ for Baltimore Archdiocese, dies at 88

Bishop William C. Newman, a native son whose diverse service to the Archdiocese of Baltimore included being a parish priest, superintendent of schools and auxiliary bishop, died May 20 at Mercy Ridge Retirement Community in Timonium.
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