Obituaries

Jean Vanier, who changed lives of intellectually disabled, dies in Paris

Jean Vanier, 90, founder of L'Arche communities and co-founder of Faith and Light, died May 7. Vanier had been suffering from cancer and was assisted at a L'Arche facility in Paris.
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Sister Mildred McCloskey, IHM, who taught in Dundalk, dies at age 100

A funeral Mass was offered April 27 at Our Lady of Peace Residence in Scranton, Pa., for Sister Mildred McCloskey, of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
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Former Ellicott City principal and area teacher dies at 86

Sister Joan Bocklet, a vowed member of the School Sisters of Notre Dame for 66 years who spent a combined 17 years serving schools in East Baltimore, Rodgers Forge and Ellicott City, died at Villa Assumpta in Baltimore April 17.
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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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Baltimore native Sister Mary Olivia Baranoski, C.S.S.F., dies at 86

A funeral Mass was offered at the Our Lady of Lourdes Chapel in Lodi, N.J., for Felician Sister Mary Olivia Baranoski, who died Jan. 23 at age 86.
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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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