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Sr. M. Pascaline Colling, SFP (nee: Dorothy Mae) passed quietly into the heart of God on Thursday, January 20, 2022 at the age of 95. Dorothy Mae was born on January 29, 1926 to the late Emerson and Bertha Colling in Quincy, Illinois. She was one of two children, preceded

Fr. Robert “Bob” Weakley, OFM, died Jan. 23 at St. John the Baptist Friary in Cincinnati. Fr. Bob, 80, served as a teacher, pastor and chaplain, and was known for his love for reading, walking and good conversation. Born on March 31, 1941 in Peoria, Ill., Fr. Bob was one

Sister Anne, 80, died peacefully on January 8 at Grandview Hospital, Dayton, Ohio. She was born January 1942 in Connecticut, and entered the Sisters of the Precious Blood, Dayton, Ohio, in 1961. For 61 years she faithfully served God and His people. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated

Sister Mary Anne Schiller, CPPS, 94, died peacefully on December 23 at Maria Joseph Center, Dayton, Ohio, under the care of hospice. She was born January 1927 in Coronado, Calif., and entered the Sisters of the Precious Blood, Dayton, Ohio, February 12, 1948. For 73 years she faithfully served God

Sister Kathleen Kelly, 97, died peacefully on November 26 at Maria Joseph Center Dayton, Ohio, under the care of hospice. She was born April 1924 in Cincinnati, Ohio, and entered the Sisters of the Precious Blood Dayton, Ohio, July 1943. For 78 years she faithfully served God and His people.

Backs, Sister Barbara Jean, 87, died peacefully Oct. 31 at Hospice of Dayton after a short illness. She was born July 1934 in Celina, Ohio, the 11th of 13 children. In 1951, she entered the Sisters of the Precious Blood Dayton, Ohio, and faithfully served God and His people for

Deacon Raymond W. George, a Deacon of the Archdiocese, died on Thursday, October 14, 2021. He was 87 years old. Deacon Ray was ordained June 25, 1983 for the Diocese of Charleston, S.C. He and his wife moved to the Archdiocese of Cincinnati in September, 1987 and was assigned to

Sister Rose Margaret, 87, died suddenly Oct 24 at Maria Joseph Center Dayton. Born in 1934 near St. Marys, OH, she entered the Sisters of the Precious Blood, Dayton, OH, August 15, 1950. For 71 years, she faithfully served God and His people, and her religious congregation. A Mass of

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