Obituaries

Deacon ‘Monti’ Montalto promoted respect for life, shared immense spirit

As a friend put it, Deacon 'Monti' was dedicated to his country, family and the Archdiocese of Baltimore.
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Sister Marie Michelle Walsh, SSND, served as college dean

A funeral Mass was offered May 22 at Villa Assumpta in Baltimore for School Sister of Notre Dame Marie Michelle Walsh. A vowed member of the School Sisters for 71 years who spent nearly four decades as a professor and administrator at what is now Notre Dame of Maryland University, she died May 18, at...
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Laughter Tim Conway ‘gave world will never be replaced,’ says daughter

Tim Conway, who died May 14 in Los Angeles at age 85, was probably best known for his 11 seasons on TV's "The Carol Burnett Show," where he delighted viewers with outlandish sketch comedy and physical humor.
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Sister Jane Marie Otterson, D.C., served parishes, outreaches in Baltimore Archdiocese

A funeral Mass was offered May 4 at the Basilica of the National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton in Emmitsburg for Sister Jane Marie Otterson, D.C., who gave 71 years to her vocation as a Daughter of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul. Sister Jane Marie died April 29, at age 93.
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Sister Sheila O’Friel, D.C., served in Emmitsburg

A funeral Mass was offered May 4 at the Basilica of the National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton in Emmitsburg for Sister Sheila O’Friel, a Daughter of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul for 65 years.
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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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