Father Francis Bartos, Vietnam War chaplain, dies at 91
The former pastor of St. Justin Martyr Parish, Narberth served as a U.S. Air Force chaplain for 20 years, earning a Bronze Star and Purple Heart in Vietnam. His funeral Mass will be Sept. 24.
Renowned journalist Cokie Roberts, lifelong Catholic, dies at age 75
Cokie Roberts, a broadcast journalist and political commentator who spoke publicly about her Catholic faith and her admiration for the Sacred Heart sisters who taught her, died Sept. 17 due to complications from breast cancer.
Franciscan Sister Mary Jane Yassick dies at 85
The Phoenixville native ministered primarily in health care in the western states and in Africa before returning to the Philadelphia region for ministry as a teacher and volunteer.
Sister Ellen Cavanaugh dies; was leader in volunteer ministries
The Sister of Mercy was the first director of Mercy Volunteer Corps, executive director of the Catholic Network for Volunteer Services and was awarded by the pope and the archdiocese for her service to the church.
Sister Theresa Gmeiner, I.H.M., dies at 87 in 70th year as sister
Raised in Good Shepherd Parish in Philadelphia, she entered the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary as Sister Martin Marie and served mostly as a teacher.
Sister Barbara Newton dies, recalled for love of nature
The Sister of Mercy transitioned from 15 years as a teacher to the health care field, earning a degree in medical records administration with long service in Buffalo, N.Y.
Sister Rose McHale dies, was nurse at Camilla Hall for 43 years
After entering the I.H.M. congregation in 1958, she taught until 1969 when she earned a nursing degree and began to care for the ill and aged sisters until she joined them in prayer in 2012.
Sister Joan Mary Gibbons, I.H.M., longtime teacher in Phila., dies at 84
Raised in St. Edmond Parish in Philadelphia, she entered the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in 1953 and taught at St. Gabriel School in the city for 20 years.
Phila. native Sister Ann Sweeney, S.S.J., dies at 85
The sister of St. Joseph, formerly Sister Regina Muriel, entered the congregation in 1953 and ministered in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and five other dioceses in the region for 66 years.
Jenkintown native, S.S.J. sister dies at 82
Sister Regina Raymond Conway had been a member of the Sisters of St. Joseph for 64 years, serving in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and the dioceses of Allentown, Camden, Paterson and Wilmington.