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Sister Adeline Mertz CPPS. 97, died peacefully on October 16 at Maria Joseph Center Dayton, OH under the care of hospice. She was born June 1924 in St. Patrick, OH, and entered the Sisters of the Precious Blood Dayton, OH August 15, 1944. For 77 years she faithfully served God

Fr. James (Jim) Van Vurst, OFM, died Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021 at St. the John the Baptist Friary in Cincinnati. Fr. Jim was 87 years old. Born on Feb. 1, 1934 in Detroit, Mich., Fr. Jim was one of two children of Marinus and Marion (Wilkinson) Van Vurst. He attended

by Christine Rousselle Washington D.C., Sep 22, 2021 / 14:01 pm Bishop Anthony Pilla, who led the Diocese of Cleveland for 25 years and served as president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, died Tuesday, Sept. 21. He was 88. “It is with deep sadness that I share

Sister Marie Andary SNDdeN October 31, 1923-September 8, 2021 Marie Gloria Andary was born in a small town along the Ohio River just five miles from Wheeling, West Virginia. Her parents were immigrants from what is now Lebanon and both belonged to the Lebanese Catholic Rite, so the family attended

Sr. Mary Bertha Berling, CDP died peacefully at Holy Family Home on August 30, 2021. She was a professed member of the Congregation of Divine Providence for 77 years. Born Alma Elizabeth in Covington, Kentucky in 1926 to Frederick and Bertha Berling, she entered the convent at the age of

Fr. Neri Greskoviak, OFM Known for his creativity and humor, Fr. Neri Greskoviak, OFM, died Sunday, Aug. 15, 2021, at St. John the Baptist Friary in Cincinnati. Fr. Neri was 85 years old. Born on March 23, 1936, in Minonk, Ill, Richard Greskoviak was one of four children of Joseph

Reverend Thomas S. Bokenkotter died on Sunday, July 11, 2021, in Cincinnati, Ohio. He was born on August 19, 1924, in Cincinnati, Ohio. He did his preparatory studies at St. Gregory Seminary and Mount St. Mary’s Seminary of the West in Cincinnati. He received his Licentiate in Sacred Theology from

Mangen, Sister Maureen, 86, died peacefully on July 11 at Maria Joseph Center Dayton, Ohio under the care of hospice. She was born April 1935 near Frenchtown, Ohio, and entered the Sisters of the Precious Blood Dayton, Ohio August 30, 1951. For 70 years she faithfully served God and His

Archbishop Daniel Pilarczyk and Bishop Carl Moeddel with Fathers Jeffrey Fullmer, Mark Meyer, Patrick Sloneker, Ronald Piepmeyer
Reverend Ronald J. Piepmeyer died on July 4, 2021 in Liberty Township, Ohio. He was born on December 5, 1946 in Cincinnati, Ohio. He received a B.S. and M.A. in History from Xavier University, Cincinnati and a M.Div. from The Athenaeum of Ohio, Cincinnati. He was ordained on May 17,

Reverend Timothy S. Bunch died on Monday, June 14, 2021, in Cincinnati, Ohio. He was born on September 9, 1952, in Indianapolis, Indiana. He received his B.A. in Philosophy from St. Gregory Seminary in 1975 and his M.Div. in Theology from Mount St. Mary’s Seminary of the West, Norwood, in