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Retired Auxiliary Bishop Pevec of Cleveland dies at age 89

Retired Auxiliary Bishop A. Edward Pevec of Cleveland, pictured in this 2012 photo, died Dec. 14 at the age of 89. (CNS photo/courtesy Diocese of Cleveland)

By Catholic News Service 

CLEVELAND — Retired Bishop A. Edward Pevec of Cleveland, the son of Slovenian immigrants who was a priest for 64 years and a bishop for 20 of those years, died Dec. 14 in Cleveland. He was 89.

Retired Auxiliary Bishop Roger W. Gries of Cleveland was to celebrate evening vespers at the Center for Pastoral Leadership Dec. 19. Continue reading

Father Joseph Bruemmer dead at 91
Father Joseph A. Bruemmer

Father Joseph A. Bruemmer (CT File Photo)

Staff Report

Father Joseph A. Bruemmer died Tuesday morning, Sept. 30, at St. Paul’s Archbishop Leibold Home for the Aged. He was 91.

Father Bruemmer was most recently President Emeritus of the Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center. He served on the board at the Holy Spirit Center for more than 10 years.

A native of Cincinnati, Father Bruemmer did his preparatory studies at St. Gregory Seminary and studied theology at Mount St. Mary’s Seminary of the West. He was ordained on August 24, 1948 by Bishop George J. Rehring at Sts. Peter and Paul Church in Norwood, Ohio.

His first assignment as an assistant was at St. Edward-St. Ann parish in Cincinnati and teacher at DePorres High School. He later taught at Purcell Marian High School. He also served as assistant at Our Lord Christ the King in Cincinnati, Assumption in Walnut Hills, St. Teresa of Avila in Price Hill, St. Martin of Tours in Cheviot, St. Mary’s Hyde Park, St. Boniface in Cincinnati and St. William in Price Hill.
Father Bruemmer was named pastor of St. Mary parish in Oxford in March of 1971 and co-pastor of St. Cecilia in Cincinnati in June of 1974.

He retired from active ministry in February of 1993 and during his retirement resided at the Holy Spirit Center, overseeing day-to-day operations and severing as a spiritual leader.

Reception of the body will be at 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3 at Our Lord Christ the King Church at 3223 Linwood Ave. Cincinnati, Ohio 45226. Visitation will last until 7:30 p.m.

The Mass of Christian burial will take place at 10:30 a.m. also at Christ the King with Archbishop of Cincinnati Dennis M. Schnurr presiding. Father James E. Shappelle will be the homilist. Burial will occur immediately following Mass in St. Mary Cemetery at 701 E. Ross Avenue, St. Bernard, Ohio 45217.

On the occasion of his 60th anniversary of ordination to the priesthood in 2008, Father Bruemmer was asked to recall the many ways he served the Lord’s Church. In doing so, he stated, “I have had the pleasure of recalling the very many ways the Lord’s Church has served me!”

Sister Mary Patricia Wagner

A Mass of Christian Burial for Sister of Charity of Cincinnati Mary Patricia Wagner was celebrated July 25 in the motherhouse chapel. Sister Mary Pat, 91, died July 20. She was a Sister of Charity of Cincinnati for 71 years.  Continue reading

Sister Evelyn Monnin

A Mass of Christian Burial for Precious Blood Sister Evelyn Monnin, was celebrated at the Salem Heights Chapel on Aug 9. Sister Evelyn died at the Maria Joseph Center in Dayton on Aug. 6. She had been a Sister of the Precious Blood for 72 years. Continue reading

Sister Marie Renee Hoehn

A Mass of Christian Burial for Precious Blood Sister Marie Renee Hoehn was celebrated Aug. 16 at Salem Heights Chapel in Dayton. Sister Marie Renee died at the Maria Joseph Center in Dayton on August 12. She had been a Sister of the Precious Blood for 69 years. Continue reading

Father Paul Vieson

A Mass of Christian Burial for Marianist Father Paul Vieson was celebrated Aug. 13, 2014 at Queen of Apostles Chapel in Dayton. Father Vieson, 74, died Aug. 6. He had been a Marianist for 54 years.

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Retired auxiliary bishop of Toledo dies

By Cherie Spino & Angela Kessler
Catholic News Service 

TOLEDO — Retired Auxiliary Bishop Robert W. Donnelly of Toledo, Ohio died July 21 at his home in Toledo at age 83.

Afternoon visitation was scheduled for July 28, to be followed by an evening vigil at Our Lady, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Cathedral in Toledo. Morning visitation and a rosary July 29 was to take place before a noon funeral Mass at the cathedral. Committal was to be at Resurrection Cemetery in Toledo. Continue reading

Sister Patricia Sammons

A Mass of Christian Burial for Sister of Notre Dame de Namur Patricia Sammons was celebrated May 5 at the St. Julie Chapel in the Mount Notre Dame Convent. Continue reading

Sister M. Valeria Abele

A Mass of Christian Burial for Precious Blood Sister Valeria Abele was held May 12 at the Salem Heights Chapel in Dayton. Continue reading

Father Joseph Lutmer

A Mass of Christian burial for Father Joseph H. Lutmer, a retired pastor of the archdiocese, was celebrated May 20 at St. Monica-St. George Church in Clifton. Continue reading