Obituaries

Sister Paula Marie Phelan, a pioneer in pathology, dies at 105

Mercy Sister Paula Marie Phelan, a pioneer in pathology who devoted nearly half a century to ministry at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, died Sept. 12. She was 105.
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Renowned journalist Cokie Roberts, lifelong Catholic, dies at age 75

Cokie Roberts, a broadcast journalist and political commentator who spoke publicly about her Catholic faith and her admiration for the Sacred Heart sisters who taught her, died Sept. 17 due to complications from breast cancer.
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Sister Dolores Zack, OSF, served in Baltimore Archdiocese

A funeral Mass for Sister of St. Francis of Assisi Dolores Zack was offered Sept. 4 at St. Francis Convent in St. Francis, Wis. Sister Dolores died Aug. 25., at age 87.
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Former Ascension pastor and area high school principal dies at 93

Father Manuel R. Roman, a native of the U.S. Virgin Islands who was a few weeks shy of his 94th birthday when he died, was pastor of Church of the Ascension in Halethorpe from 1986 to his retirement in June 2005.
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Sister Mary Rita Nangle, nurse and patient advocate

A funeral Mass will be offered Aug. 19 at 11 a.m. at the Sisters of Bon Secours Chapel in Marriottsville for Bon Secours Sister Mary Rita Nangle.
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Sulpician Father Edward J. Frazer dies at 84

A funeral Mass for Sulpician Father Edward J. Frazer will be offered Aug. 19 at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of the Angels Chapel in Catonsville.
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Toni Morrison, author baptized Catholic as child, dies at age 88

She originally named Chloe Ardelia Wofford. Her first name change is directly linked to when she became Catholic at age 12 and chose the name Anthony, after St. Anthony of Padua as her confirmation name.
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Justice Stevens changed death penalty views during three decades on court

Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, who served on the court for nearly 35 years, died July 16 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, at age 99 after suffering complications from a stroke the previous day.
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Sister Dorothy Rachuba, SSND, taught in Baltimore Catholic schools for 60 years, dies at age 92  

Sister Dorothy first encountered the School Sisters of Notre Dame at Sacred Heart of Jesus School in Highlandtown.
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Sister Jordan Marie Goeke, OSF, served at St. Joseph Hospital

The Sister of St. Francis of Philadelphia served for 11 years as assistant director of nursing services at St. Joseph Hospital.
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Miceli remembered as servant to family, faith, Calvert Hall

Augie Miceli’s 60 years of service to Calvert Hall were remembered during a July 3 funeral Mass at the cathedral.
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