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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

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

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

Reverend William Henry Wysong passed away on June 7, 2021, in Montgomery, Ohio. He was born on June 19, 1946 in Springfield, Ohio. He did his preparatory studies at St. Gregory Seminary, Cincinnati and studied philosophy and theology at Mount St. Ma1y’s Seminary of the West. He received a Master’s

Sister Rita Buddeke, SNDdeN October 7, 1916 – March 25, 2021 Given her 104 years of life on God’s good earth, Rita’s reputation as a survivor is well deserved. Growing up, she had ample opportunity to learn resilience. The story of Rita’s family reflects remarkable courage and strength in the

Reverend John E. Wall passed away on April 20, 2021, in Cincinnati, Ohio. He was born on September 13, 1931 in Cincinnati. He did his preparatory studies at St. Gregory Seminary, Cincinnati and studied theology at Mount St. Mary’s Seminary of the West, Norwood, Ohio. He was ordained on May