Obituaries

Life

Sister Judith O'Neill, O.S.F., area educator, dies at 84
Jul 02 2015
A funeral Mass for Sister Judith O’Neill of the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia was to be offered July 7 in Assisi House in Aston, Pa. Sister Judith, a professed Sister of St. Francis for 63 years, died June 29. She was 84.

Sister Irene Juras, O.S.F., former Baltimore educator, dies
Jul 01 2015
A funeral Mass for Sister Irene Juras of the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia was offered July 1 at Assisi House in Aston, Pa. Sister Irene died June 28.

Sister Helene Fee, I.H.M., dies at 76
Jun 30 2015
A funeral Mass for Sister Helene Fee of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, was offered June 26 at Our Lady of Peace Residence in Scranton, Pa.

Sister Mary Joan Kelleher dies at 95
Jun 15 2015
A funeral Mass for Sister Mary Joan Kelleher of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, was offered June 13 at Our Lady of Peace Residence in Scranton, Pa. Sister Mary Joan, who taught in Dundalk for 16 years, died June 10. She was 95.

Father Huegelmeyer, Maryknoll missionary to Central America, dies
Jun 12 2015
A funeral Mass for Maryknoll Father Charles T. Huegelmeyer, a Baltimore native and missionary to Central America, was offered June 9 at Queen of Apostles Chapel in Maryknoll, N.Y. Father Huegelmeyer died May 31 at Mission St. Teresa’s Residence in Ossining, N.Y. He was 90

Sister Rose Monica Katusz, O.S.F., missionary to Africa, dies
Jun 09 2015
A funeral Mass for Sister of St. Francis of Philadelphia Rose Monica Katusz, a Dundalk parishioner and alumna of The Catholic High School of Baltimore, was offered June 2 at Our Lady of Angels Convent Chapel in Aston, Pa. Sister Rose died May 30 at Assisi House in Aston. She was 68.

Sister Marie Duerr, S.U.S.C., dies at 85
Jun 08 2015
A funeral Mass for Holy Union Sister Marie Duerr was offered June 2 at Catholic Memorial Home in Fall River, Mass. Sister Marie died May 29. She was 85.

Father Thomas Loftus put preaching into practice
Jun 04 2015
Redemptorist Father Thomas Brendan Loftus, who served at Sacred Heart of Jesus-Sagrado Corazón de Jesús in Highlandtown and Our Lady of Fatima in Baltimore, died May 31.

Jerry Savage, who coached the Loyola Blakefield boys’ basketball team from 1968 to 2003 and served the Archdiocese of Baltimore for nearly five decades, died May 23. The Baltimore Catholic League Player of the Year award is given in his honor. (Courtesy Loyola Blakefield) Coach Savage’s entire life was ‘in service to another’
May 28 2015
At his funeral Mass, Loyola Blakefield's Jerry Savage was remembered for his grace, marriage of 51 years and selfless faith.

Sister Mary Rebecca Elkins, R.S.M. Sister Mary Rebecca Elkins, R.S.M., dies at 90
May 27 2015
A funeral Mass for Sister of Mercy Mary Rebecca Elkins was offered May 22 at Mercy Villa.

Founder of PRIDE program dies at 72
May 12 2015
Mary Jo Hutson, the driving force behind the development of a Catholic school program for students with documented learning disabilities in the Archdiocese of Baltimore, died May 9 after a five-month battle with brain cancer.

Fellow priests remember Monsignor Collopy for his kind, prayerful heart
May 12 2015
Monsignor John C. Collopy was remembered for his immense personal warmth.

Sister Maura Walsh, M.H.S.H., dies
May 07 2015
A funeral Mass for Sister Maura Walsh, a member of Baltimore’s Mission Helpers of the Sacred Heart for 69 years, will be held May 8.

Sister Mary Ann Walsh, woman of faith, writer, spokeswoman, dies at 68
May 01 2015
Mercy Sister Mary Ann Walsh, who went from hometown schoolteacher to Vatican correspondent, died April 28.

Fleeting peace as Baltimore pays final respects to Freddie Gray
Apr 27 2015
For four hours April 27, Freddie Gray Jr. was patiently and prayerfully memorialized.