Obituaries

Father Daniel Devine, pastor emeritus, laid to rest at age 80

The West Philadelphia native served as pastor at St. Agatha-St. James Parish and Assumption Parish in Feasterville. His funeral Mass was held at the parish where he celebrated his first Mass.

Sister Catherine Mary Dunbar dies at 93

The native of Orange, N.J., entered the Sisters of St. Joseph, Chestnut Hill, in 1947 and served in three dioceses, including Philadelphia, in her 70 years of religious life.

Sister Charlotte Therese McGrillis dies at age 97

The native of Telford, Montgomery County ministered in the Philadelphia Archdiocese and neighboring dioceses for 80 years with the Sisters of St. Joseph.

Sister Patricia Ann Marnien, native of St. Leo Parish, dies at 81

The Sister of St. Joseph (formerly Sister Joseph Patrick) entered the congregation in 1954 and ministered in several dioceses, including the Philadelphia Archdiocese.

Sister Theresa Rita Suplick, S.S.J., dies after 72 years as religious

The Sister of St. Joseph, formerly with the name Sister Miriam Andrew, entered the congregation in 1945 from Nativity B.V.M. Parish in Philadelphia's Port Richmond section.

Sister Joan Marie Keegan, 84, dies at St. Joseph villa

The Sister of St. Joseph served for almost 67 years in the dioceses of Allentown, Camden and Harrisburg, and the archdioceses of Newark and Philadelphia.

Sister Mary McGrath, S.S.J., dies after 68 years of religious life

The sister of St. Joseph entered the congregation in 1949 from St. Joachim Parish, Philadelphia, and went on to teach and serve in hospitals and parish social ministry.

Sister Natalie Dombrowski, 90, laid to rest

The Sister of St. Joseph ministered in several dioceses including the Archdiocese of Philadelphia since she entered the congregation in 1952.

Sister Teresa Urda, formerly on St. Pius X H.S. faculty, dies

The member of the Sisters of SS. Cyril and Methodius ministered nearly 56 years in the congregation primarily in Catholic schools. She edited and wrote for several religious publications.

Father Luke Chow, Phila. priest and native of China, dies at 90

His family converted to Catholicism by the efforts of a saintly missionary. After the communist takeover, Father Chow went to the Philippines and to Philadelphia, where he served since 1977.