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Brother Xavier Eshman A Mass of Christian Burial for Divine Word Brother Xavier Eshman was celebrated June 28 in the chapel at his community’s residence in Techny, IL. Brother Xavier, 79, died June 18. A native of Dayton, Brother Xavier entered formation with the Divine Word Missionaries after graduating from

Father Simeon Cleves A Mass of Christian Burial for Franciscan Father Simeon Cleves was celebrated March 28 at St. Margaret Hall Chapel. Father Cleves died March 24. A native of Covington, KY, Father Cleves studied briefly at St. Francis Seminary in Cincinnati before entering the novitiate in 1946. After ordination

Sister Ruth Hunt A Memorial Mass for Sister of Charity of Cincinnati Ruth Hunt was celebrated at the motherhouse chapel Dec. 5. Sister Ruth, 89, died Nov. 28 at Mother Margaret Hall. She was a Sister of Charity of Cincinnati for 70 years. A Cleveland native, Sister Ruth served as

Father James E. Shappelle died Tuesday, June 28, at the age of 91. He was born on August 19, 1924, in Cincinnati. He did his preparatory studies at St. Gregory Seminary and studied theology at Mount St. Mary’s of the West, Norwood. He was ordained on August 24, 1948 by Bishop

Father Stanley H. Neiheisel passed away on Friday, January 29. He was born on March 5, 1934, in Cincinnati. He did his preparatory studies at St. Gregory Seminary and studied theology at Mount St. Mary’s Seminary of the West. Fr. Neiheisel also received a Master’s degree in Education from Xavier University.

By Catholic News Service NEW YORK — Cardinal Edward M. Egan, who retired as archbishop of New York in 2009, died March 5. The cause of death was cardiac arrest. He was 82. After collapsing at his residence that afternoon, he was taken to NYU Langone Medical Center, where doctors

A Mass of Christian Burial for Missionary of the Precious Blood Brother Hugh Henderson was celebrated Jan. 12 at the Cathedral of St. Peter in Chains. Brother Hugh, 66, died Jan. 5. 

Press Release Reverend William M. Kennedy, retired educator and pastor, died Thursday, September 19, 2013. Fr. Kennedy was born on July 4, 1940 in Dayton, Ohio. He did his preparatory studies at St. Gregory Seminary in Mt. Washington and studied theology at Mount St. Mary’s Seminary of the West, then

A Mass of Christian Burial for Sister of the Precious Blood Mary Louise Hoelscher was held July 13 at Salem Heights Chapel in Dayton.

Press Release DAYTON, Ohio — The Rev. Joseph Lackner, S.M., who died Sunday in Seoul, South Korea, following complications from a heart attack, is being remembered today for his intellectual curiosity, humor, care for others, cooking prowess — and ability to give a brilliant homily. “In my estimation, he was