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Tuesday, January 12, 2010 A Mass of Christian Burial for Precious Blood Sister Elizabeth (M. Irmina) Massarek was held Jan. 8 at Salem Heights in Dayton. Sister Massarek, 81, died Jan. 6 at Maria Joseph Center in Dayton. She was a Sister of the Precious Blood for 64 years.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010 Rose Mary Aeberle, 82, died Jan. 3. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at Sacred Heart Church in Camp Washington. Imwalle Memorial Funeral Home in Cincinnati handled the arrangements.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010 Sister Stanislaus Poehnelt, a Sister of Mercy of the Holy Cross, died Dec. 19 in Merrill, Wis. She was 96.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010 Jesuit Father Stephen A. Meder, who served as a teacher and librarian at St. Xavier High School in Cincinnati from 1944-55, died Dec. 21 in Pontiac, Mich. He was 98.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010 A Mass of Christian Burial for Franciscan Father Marne Breckensiek, who devoted his life as a friar to parish ministry in Ohio, Illinois and Kentucky, was celebrated on Jan. 2 at St. Clement Church in St. Bernard. Father Breckensiek, 71, died Dec. 29 at St. Margaret …

Tuesday, January 5, 2010 A Mass of Christian Burial for Father Mark Schmieder was celebrated on Jan. 2 at St. Francis Seraph Church in Over-the-Rhine. Father William Stockelman served as celebrant and homilist. Father Schmieder, 69, died Dec. 24 in Richland, Wash, where he was being treated for pancreatic cancer.

Loretto Jane Humbert, 89, died Wednesday, Dec. 16. She was a member of St. Vivian Parish in Cincinnati. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Vivian Church. Imwalle Memorial Funeral Home in Cincinnati is handling the arrangements.

Mary Rita “Irish” Sims, 80, died Monday, Dec. 14. She was a member of Holy Family Catholic Parish in Dayton. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday, Dec. 16, at Holy Family Church. Harris Funeral Home in Dayton is handling the arrangements.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009 A Mass of Christian Burial for Adrian Dominican Sister Felicia Haidysz was held on Dec. 18 in St. Catherine Chapel at the Dominican Life Center in Adrian, Mich. Sister Felicia, 93, died on Dec. 13, in her 75th year of her religious profession with the congregation.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009 A Memorial Mass for David Reker, an assistant superintendent of schools for the archdiocesan Catholic Schools Office, was celebrated on Dec. 12 at St. Vivian Church in Finneytown. Reker, 61, died on Dec. 7.