Obituaries

Father Karl Zeuner, retired pastor of Swarthmore parish, dies at 74

After completing his seminary studies in Rome, the Msgr. Bonner grad was ordained in St. Peter's Basilica in 1971. He spent years in college campus ministry and at parishes with college-age congregations.

Msgr. Stein, longtime editor, pastor in Pennsylvania, dies at 60

Msgr. Timothy P. Stein, an editor in the Catholic press for 29 years and dedicated priest who served in parish ministry for more than three decades, died early April 20 after a recent illness.

Sister Theresa Gerrity ministered for 72 years as St. Joseph Sister

The native of Centralia, Pa., the former Sister Martin Cecilia, served in the Archdioceses of Philadelphia and Newark. She died April 6 at age 94.

Sister Mary Theresa Ducie dies at age 84

The Philadelphia native entered the Sisters of St. Joseph and served in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, as well as in Newark and Camden, N.J., for almost 66 years.

Artist, educator Sister Margaret Naab dies at age 96

The sister of the Holy Child Jesus for 75 years, known as Mother Mary Alacoque, shared her love for art widely in the Philadelphia area and became the first woman to teach at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary.

IHM Sister Agnes Frances Slater, 92, dies at Camilla Hall

After entering the sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in 1947 from Incarnation Parish in Philadelphia, she would serve 73 years mostly as a grade school teacher and in hospital ministry.

Sister Antoinette Marie Cocco, R.S.M., dies at 89

The funeral Mass for the sister of Mercy, the former Patricia Teresa Cocco, was celebrated March 28 in the Chapel at the Convent of Mercy.

Maryknoll sister, 98, dies after long ministry in health care

After earning her Doctor of Medicine degree in 1947, Sister Vivian Votruba interned in Philadelphia then served more than 70 years in South America, Africa, the U.S. South and Albania.

Sister Marie Susan Bruno, I.H.M., dies at 65

In her ministry of 42 years, the Immaculate Heart of Mary sister served as a teacher and director of religious education in various parishes in the Philadelphia area.

Sister Veronica Gavin, 71, dies; known for healing ministry

The Sister of Mercy was a registered nurse in hospitals, hospice and private health care, and was dedicated to accompanying people with dignity as they were dying.