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Father Robert Roedel dies on Palm Sunday

By Christie L. ChicoineCS&T Staff Writer Building A Successful Photography Busine It was fitting that Father Robert Roedel, a retired priest of the Philadelphia Archdiocese, died on Palm Sunday. “He was a great servant of God – now he’s home,” said 24-year-old Dennis Curran, a member of Assumption B.V.M. Parish in Feasterville, where Father Roedel […]

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Compiled by Angela Arrington Sister Virginia Chapin, I.H.M.Sister Virginia Chapin, I.H.M., formerly Sister Stephen Marie, died March 16, 2009, at Camilla Hall, Immaculata. She was born in Philadelphia and entered the congregation of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in 1950. She professed her first vows in 1952. She went on to […]

Famed Phila. basketball coach, Prep alum dies

By John RajcaSpecial to The CS&T Legendary Philadelphia basketball coach and supporter of Catholic education Edward J. (Eddie) Burke died March 23, 2009. He was 63. Burke grew up in the Overbrook section of Philadelphia and attended St. Joseph’s Preparatory School. He jokingly stated some time ago, “My sister said she’d get me a Corvette […]

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Compiled by Angela Arrington Sister Mary of Fatima White, I.H.M.Sister Mary of Fatima White, I.H.M., formerly Mary Laura White, died March 7, 2009, at Paoli Hospital. She was born in Philadelphia and entered the congregation of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in 1949. She professed her first vows in 1951. Sister […]

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Compiled by Angela Arrington Rev. Edmund C. Regensburger, C.Ss.R.Father Edmund C. Regensburger, C.Ss.R., died Friday, Jan. 23, 2009, after a short illness. He was 89. Father Regensburger was born in Philadelphia. He and his family were members of the former St. Boniface Parish in North Philadelphia. He professed vows in the Redemptorist order on Aug. […]

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Compiled by Angela Arrington Sister Eileen F. Hughes, I.H.M.Sister Eileen F. Hughes I.H.M., formerly Sister Eileen Immaculate, died Feb. 13, 2009, at Camilla Hall after a struggle with metastasized melanoma. She was born in Philadelphia and graduated from Notre Dame High School in Moylan. She entered the Congregation of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate […]

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Compiled by Angela Arrington Alan W. MaguireAlan W. Maguire of Rhawnhurst died Feb. 25, 2009. He was 80. He served for many years in the United States Navy on the USS Tanner and later for the police department in the foot traffic spanision. He also worked as a thermographer and for the Chase Paper Company […]

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Compiled by Angela Arrington Sister Maria Devota Dempsey, S.S.J.Sister Maria Devota Dempsey, S.S.J., formerly Margaret Veronica Dempsey, died Jan. 13, 2009. She was 95. She was born in Philadelphia to John Dempsey and Winifred Flynn. She entered the Sisters of St. Joseph on Sept. 8, 1933, and served for many years in the Archdiocese of […]

Former CS&T ad manager dies at 86

By Lou BaldwinSpecial to The CS&T William R. (Bill) McCarney, 86, a longtime advertising manager of The Catholic Standard & Times, died Feb. 5. He was born in Philadelphia to the late Raymond and Catherine McCarney. After service in the U.S. Navy in the Pacific theater, he joined his father who sold newspaper advertising, particularly […]

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Compiled by Angela Arrington Sister Margaret Mary Smith, S.S. J.Sister Margaret Mary Smith, S.S.J., formerly S. Anne Cyrille, died on Dec. 16, 2008. She was 82. She was born in McSherrystown, Pa., to Paul F. Smith and Marie Lawrence. She entered the Sisters of St. Joseph on Sept. 12, 1947, and served in the Archdioceses […]