Obituary: Reverend Raymond C. Kellerman
Reverend Raymond C. Kellerman died on Sunday, August 7, 2022, in Cincinnati, Ohio. He was born on April 12, 1947, in Cincinnati. He did his preparatory studies at St. Gregory Seminary and studied theology at Mount St. Mary’s Seminary of the West. He was ordained on June 2, 1973, at St. Peter in Chains Cathedral, Cincinnati, by Archbishop Joseph L. Bernardin.
Father Kellerman received his first assignment on June 20, 1973, as assistant at St. Cecilia Parish, Oakley, and teacher at Purcell High School, Cincinnati. On December 27, 1977, he was appointed resident associate at St. Clare Parish, College Hill, while continuing on the faculty of Purcell High School. On July 1, 1979, he was appointed to the faculty of Our Lady of the Angels High School, St. Bernard, while continuing as resident associate at St. Clare Parish. On July 1, 1982, he was appointed associate at St. Susanna Parish in Mason, Ohio and then on November 12, 1984, Father Kellerman was appointed pastor of Nativity of Our Lord Parish in Pleasant Ridge (Cincinnati). In 1992 he was appointed to Graduate Studies in Canon Law and on June 1, 1994, he was appointed Judge in the Tribunal Office and to provide ministerial help at St. Bartholomew Parish, Springfield Township (Cincinnati). On September 1, 1995, Father Kellerman was appointed to the office of Adjutant Judicial Vicar for the Metropolitan Tribunal of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati; commencing in February 2001, he then continued to work with the Tribunal in a volunteer capacity and as Judge on the Appeal Court. On July 1, 2000, he was appointed pastor of Holy Trinity Parish, Norwood, where he served until his retirement in 2019. During his years of ministry, Father Kellerman also served as temporary administrator of the following parishes: St. Richard of Chichester, College Hill (1990), St. Bartholomew (1999), and Our Mother of Sorrows, Roselawn (Cincinnati) (2007); and as temporary associate pastor of the following: St. Therese, Little Flower, Mount Airy (1992) and St. Bartholomew (1992).
Reception of the Body: Friday, August 26, 2022, at 5:00 p.m. at Holy Trinity Church, 2420 Drex Avenue, Norwood, Ohio 45212; (513-366-4400.) Celebrant: Reverend Robert W. Goebel. Visitation until 7:00 p.m.
Mass of Christian Burial: Saturday, August 27, 2022, at 10: 00 a.m. at St. Bartholomew Church, 9375 Winton Road, Springfield Township (Cincinnati), Ohio 45231. Celebrant Reverend Michael T. Flaherty; Homilist: Deacon William Staun
Burial: Saturday, August 27, 2022, immediately following the Mass of Christian Burial, at Calvary Cemetery, 1721 Duck Creek Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45207. Celebrants: Reverend Robert W. Goebel and Reverend Michael T. Flaherty
Associates of the Marian Pact are asked to offer, as soon as possible, one Mass for the repose of the soul of Father Kellerman, and when convenient, to provide for the celebration of two other Masses.