Compiled byAngela Arrington Sister Mary Isabelle Kwiatkowska, C.S.S.F.Felician Sister Mary Isabelle Kwiatkowska, formerly Josephine Kwiatkowska, died April 13, 2009. She was 91. She was born in Jersey City in 1918. She entered the postulancy of the Felician sisters in 1935 and professed her final vows in 1943. She was a musician and elementary school teacher […]

Oblate Father Lawrence Rosebaugh killed in robbery in Guatemala

By Catholic News Service GUATEMALA CITY – Oblate Father Lawrence Rosebaugh, a U.S. priest with a long history of taking risks to aid the poor, was killed in a highway robbery in Guatemala May 18. A Congolese Oblate priest in the vehicle with him was wounded by the bullet that killed Father Rosebaugh, but is […]


Compiled byAngela Arrington Sister Marita Regina, I.H.M.Sister Marita Regina, I.H.M., formerly Eileen O’Connor, died April 27, 2009, at Camilla Hall. She was born in Philadelphia and entered the Congregation of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in 1954 and professed her first vows in 1957. For many years, she served as a […]

La Salle’s Brother René Sterner dead at 71

By Colleen Boyle SharpSpecial to The CS&T Brother René Sterner, F.S.C., 71, died Monday, May 11, 2009, at St. Catherine’s Infirmary in Philadelphia after battling cancer. Brother René spent 18 of his 45 years in education as a member of the faculty and administration of La Salle College High School in Wyndmooor. He served 14 […]

Prep, SJU grad dies at 26

By John KnebelsSpecial to The CS&T Jim Murray was trying to find the right words, but none seemed to exist when talking about the tragic death of 2001 St. Joseph’s Prep graduate Matt Mullin. On April 25, Mullin died after a freak boating accident where he lived and worked as a financial broker in Hong […]

William Collins, black Catholic leader, dies at 90

By Arlene EdmondsSpecial to The CS&T At William C. Collins Sr.’s funeral Mass at Our Lady of the Holy Souls worship site in North Philadelphia May 9, dozens of priests, many parishioners from his home parish (which is now part of Our Lady of Hope Parish) and family members were on hand to mourn the […]


Compiled byAngela Arrington Lawrence F. FlickLawrence F. Flick of Ardmore died April 10, 2009. He was 74. He was born in Philadelphia to the late Joseph S. and Phyllis B. Flick (nee Byrne). He graduated from Lower Merion High School in 1954; Villanova University and Villanova University Law School. He later became the Montgomery County […]

Father Vito Carbone, former pastor, dies at 72

By Lou BaldwinSpecial to The CS&T Father Vito J. Carbone, 72, the former pastor of Visitation B.V.M. and Our Lady of Loreto parishes in Philadelphia, died April 17. Born in Philadelphia, the son of the late Vito J. and Onorina (DiGiacinto) Carbone, attended St. Donato School and St. Joseph’s College High School before entering St. […]

Permanent Deacon Walter Kelly Jr. dies at 79

By Christie L. ChicoineCS&T Staff Writer As a customer service manager for the National Telephone Directory, Deacon Walter Kelly was accustomed to addressing complaints about printing mistakes. According to those close to him, Deacon Kelly’s diplomatic demeanor at his job mirrored his gentleness in the permanent diaconate. Deacon Walter F. Kelly Jr., a retired permanent […]


Compiled by Angela Arrington Sister Maria Auxilia Darby, S.S.J.Sister Maria Auxilia Darby, S.S.J., formerly Anna C. Darby, died March 28, 2009. She was 94. She was born in Philadelphia to John L. Darby and Anna V. Mc Evoy. She entered the Sisters of St. Joseph on Sept. 8, 1932, and shortly after served in the […]