Obituaries

Msgr. Bernard Witkowski, promoter of Polish heritage, dies at 81

The Polish American priest was ordained by Cardinal Krol and worked with him on projects including bringing the future Pope John Paul II to Philadelphia. He may be the only American priest to be depicted in a Marvel comic book.

Sister Catherine Agnes, I.H.M., dies in 73rd year of religious life

The sister servant of the Immaculate Heart of Mary taught in the Philadelphia Archdiocese and the dioceses of Allentown, Metuchen and Harrisburg over her long ministry. She died at age 92.

Holy Child Sister Barbara Mullen dies at 87

The native of Sharon Hill, Delaware County spent many years ministering in schools in California, especially a school of the Holy Child Sisters in Pasadena where she served for 25 years.

Sister Jeanne Patricia Crowe, pharmacist and teacher, dies at 64

The Immaculate Heart of Mary Sister was a teacher and worked as a pharmacist at Camilla Hall in Immaculata and a pharmaceutical company in the Philadelphia area.

Sister Trinita Marie Amorosi, I.H.M., high school teacher, dies at 83

The Immaculate Heart of Mary Sister taught in high schools in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and in Santiago, Chile. She also taught for more than 30 years at Immaculata University.

Sister of St. Francis Theresa Mary Mich, longtime teacher, dies at 90

Sister Theresa Mary Mich, O.S.F., taught in high schools in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia for 43 years. She also taught in the Dioceses of Trenton and Harrisburg.

Franciscan sister, principal and teacher for more than 60 years, dies at 88

Sister Georgine Marie Smith, O.S.F., served primarily in schools in the Archdiocese of Baltimore and the Diocese of Wilmington. She was a professed member of the congregation for 68 years.

Sister Margaret Mary Burns, S.S.J., teacher, dies at 88

In her 70 years of religious life, Sister Margaret Mary (formerly Sister St. Leonard) taught in several elementary schools in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and also worked at St. Joseph Villa.

Sister Eleanor Augustine Beckman, high school science teacher, dies at 88

After the Franciscan sister earned her master's in chemistry, she spent 41 years teaching science at Little Flower, St. Maria Goretti and West Catholic high schools, plus Neumann University.

Franciscan sister, an educator and parish minister, dies at 92

Sister Ann Rosaire Bradley was a member of the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia for more than seven decades, serving 43 years in the Philadelphia Archdiocese plus assignments in the Mid-Atlantic region.