Obituaries

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Deacon Driesen known as man of deep prayer, energetic service
Mar 06 2012
Deacon Simon Driesen, a retired permanent deacon who served at St. Mary of the Assumption in Pylesville, died March 4.

Former St. Mary’s president was demanding teacher, friend
Feb 23 2012
Sulpician Father William James Lee served as dean, rector and president of St. Mary's Seminary.

Monsignor Parks, beloved former pastor, dies
Feb 22 2012
Monsignor Richard E. Parks, a beloved former pastor at Sacred Heart of Mary, died after a lung cancer struggle.

Father Thomas Walsh, ‘lover of creation,’ dies at 60
Feb 21 2012
Friends recalled Father Thomas Walsh as "a humble friar" who loved all God's creatures.

Updated: Father Cote, chaplain to religious sisters, dies
Feb 02 2012
People who know Father Joseph Cote well weren’t surprised by the way he died: on his way to celebrate a Jan. 27 Mass for retired School Sisters of Notre Dame at Villa Assumpta in Baltimore.

Father Moody, Western Maryland priest, dies at 89
Jan 24 2012
A retired Western Maryland pastor who was well known for his outreach to the elderly died Jan. 16 in his native Frostburg.

Monsignor Bozel remembered as friend, confidant
Jan 23 2012
“It’s a great loss,” said Monsignor Tewes, a priest of 48 years

Little Flower principal made an impact
Nov 18 2011
The obituary (CR, Nov. 10) for Sister Francine McDermott failed to mention that she was the principal of Shrine of the Little Flower School in Baltimore, nor does it acknowledge the love and care with which she carried out that service. As a parent of children at Little Flower during her “reign” as principal, I was always aware that she held on to what she believed was the right choice for the school and its students, even when she met with opposition.

Only God knows what choices are right, wrong
Oct 06 2011
I have to confess that I was deeply moved when I read in the obituary: “At the time of his death, his much beloved dog was with him.” Herb Derwart has died.

Church Chatter: Run at Mount St. Mary’s benefits pregnancy center
Sep 14 2011
Two upcoming road races will benefit causes that reach out to pregnant women and their families in the Archdiocese of Baltimore.

Father Lafferty leaves a loving legacy at St. Ignatius
Aug 22 2011
Father Charles Lafferty loved to go all out on Halloween. As pastor of St. Ignatius in Hickory from 1979 to 1992, the priest dressed up in a black cape and turned an old attic into a “haunted house” that delighted parish children.

Father Hemler, Fallston pastor, dies at 74
Jul 26 2011
Father Edward B. Hemler, longtime pastor of St. Mark in Fallston and a former leader in Catholic education, died July 24 after suffering years of declining health. A 10:30 a.m. funeral Mass was to be celebrated at St. Mark July 28.

London priest returned prestigious medal after admitting he abused boys
Jun 25 2011
LONDON – A popular Catholic priest returned a prestigious award to Queen Elizabeth II after he admitted sexually abusing boys at a school in Africa more than 40 years ago.

Father Paulits, 88, guided Lake Shore parish with quiet dignity
Jun 07 2011
The story of Our Lady of the Chesapeake, Lake Shore, can’t be told without Father Walter J. Paulits. The founding pastor of the Anne Arundel County parish, however, would not have sought such credit.

Father Edward H. Nash, S.J. dies
May 18 2011
A funeral Mass for Jesuit Father Edward H. Nash was offered May 16 at Manresa Hall near Philadelphia. Father Nash died May 11. He was 94.