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Msgr. Anthony E. Jaworowski, 96, pastor emeritus of St. Adalbert Parish Philadelphia, and host to the soon-to-be canonized Pope John Paul II during the 1976 Eucharistic Congress in Philadelphia, died Feb 22.
Father Charles W. Durney, a retired priest of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, died at St. Francis Country House, Darby, on Tuesday, Feb. 19.
Franciscan Sister Regina Anne LaSorte earned her nursing degree from St. Agnes Hospital. During her 67 years in the order, she served in Philadelphia, Trenton, Harrisburg and other dioceses in health care.
A member of the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia for 62 years, the former Sister Mary Leo taught at Cardinal O’Hara and St. Hubert High Schools, and served at Neumann University.
Sister Angela Joseph Coppola, I.H.M., formerly Rose Marie Coppola, died Jan. 25 in Camilla Hall, Immaculata, at age 75. She entered the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in 1958 from Most Blessed Sacrament Parish in Philadelphia.
The life-long Jenkintown resident was a local pro-life leader even before Roe v. Wade. He led peaceful witnesses for life at abortion clinics for decades, including days before his death last weekend.
The Chester County resident graduated from West Catholic Girls High School in 1958, and as a teacher at St. Ignatius and St. Teresa schools she was one of the first African-American teachers in the Philadelphia Archdiocese.