Compiled by Angela Arrington 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 […]

Vincentian Father Michael Mazurchuk dies at 50

Vincentian Father Michael Mazurchuk, 50, died in Chestnut Hill Hospital on June 13 after a brief illness. A native of Buffalo, N.Y., Father Mazurchuk was a Vincentian priest for 23 years and served in Panama, Niagara University and in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. Ordained in 1986, he was missioned to Puerto Armuelles in Panama where […]


Compiled by Angela Arrington Sister M. St. Augustine Lawless, I.H.M.Sister M. St. Augustine Lawless, I.H.M., formerly Mary A. Lawless, died May 18, 2009, at Camilla hall. She was 98. She was born in Bridgeport and entered the congregation of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in 1927. She professed her first vows […]


Compiled by Angela Arrington Sister Marcella Francis Milhouse, O.S.F.Sister Marcella Francis Milhouse, O.S. F., died May 9, 2009. She was 63. She was a professed member of the Sisters of the St. Francis for 43 years. She was born in Chester and graduated from Notre Dame High School in Moylan. She earned a bachelor’s degree […]


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 […]