Sister Donald Ignatius Schisler, O.S.F.
Sister Donald Ignatius Schisler, O.S.F., died June 1, 2009. She was 94. She was a professed member of the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia for 73 years. She was born in Latrobe, Pa., but later moved to Baltimore, where she graduated from Seton High School. She entered the congregation in 1933 and professed her first vows in 1936. She earned a bachelor’s degree in English from Mount St. Mary University, Emmitsburg, and a master’s degree in education from St. Mary College in Xavier, Kan. She taught on both elementary and secondary levels in the Archdioceses of Philadelphia and Baltimore and the diocese of Wilmington, Del. She received four national science foundation grants in physics and one in chemistry. In her spare time, she enjoyed reading, making crafts, listening to music and puzzles. In 1999, she moved to the Assisi House where she served in prayer ministry until her death. A funeral Mass was celebrated June 5 at the Assisi House. Interment followed at Our Lady of Angels Cemetery, Aston. She is survived by her brother, Louis, her nieces and nephews and her Franciscan family.