Obituaries

Father Hipsley, former Cumberland pastor and prison minister, dies at 76

Father Milton A. Hipsley Jr., a former longtime pastor and beloved Cumberland-area prison chaplain, died Dec. 17.
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Longtime Calvert Hall teacher, swimming coach George Kropp dies

George Kropp, a faculty member of Calvert Hall’s social studies department for 53 years and a well-known swimming coach, died Oct. 6.
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Bishop Gossman, first urban vicar, dies at 83

Bishop F. Joseph Gossman, a former auxiliary bishop of Baltimore who served as the archdiocese’s first urban vicar, died Aug. 12.
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Christopher Gaul, former managing editor of the Catholic Review, dies at 72

Christopher Gaul worked at the Catholic Review beginning as a writer in 1995 before becoming associate and then managing editor.
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Father Bak, ‘pioneer’ in diaconate, dies

Father Bernard S. Bak, one of the first permanent deacons ordained in the United States who later became a priest for the Archdiocese of Baltimore, died in his Dundalk home June 8. He was 85. A funeral Mass was offered June 11 at St. Casimir in Canton, the parish in which Father Bak grew up...
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Monsignor Armstrong, longtime rector of cathedral, set to retire

When Archbishop Edwin F. O’Brien referred to the rector of the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen as “the indomitable, irrepressible Monsignor Robert Armstrong,” hundreds of parishioners interrupted the archbishop’s Nov. 15 cathedral homily with applause.
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Philip Berrigan praised as ‘prophet of peace’ at Baltimore funeral Mass

Hundreds of people marched through the troubled, poverty-stricken streets of west Baltimore Dec. 9 to celebrate the life of controversial Catholic peace activist Philip Francis Berrigan.
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