Franciscan sister, active in teaching and parish ministry, dies at 100

Sister Angela Patrice Power, O.S.F., was a native of Ireland and a member of her order for 80 years. she earned a bachelor's degree in history, taught children, cared for the elderly and served at St. Joseph Parish, Aston.

Sister Genevieve Murray, ministering in health and education, dies at 94

Sister Jean, a Medical Mission Sister and Philadelphia native, served her congregation in Rome and in California, studied mental health social services and worked at Penn before becoming a missionary in Africa.

Sister Inez Patricia Campbell dies at age 84

The Sister of St. Joseph, a native of Philadelphia and graduate of holy Cross School and Little Flower High School, served in four dioceses.

Longtime Catholic journalist, Gary Morton, dies at age 68

Gary Morton, longtime editor and staff writer of The Dialog, newspaper of the Wilmington Diocese, died Sept. 29 after a brief illness.

Mary Anne Castranio recalled for devotion to faith, Catholic journalism

The editor of the Atlanta Archdiocese's Catholic newspaper died suddenly Oct. 12 at age 61. She was loved and respected by colleagues, friends and family, and her adopted daughter was the love of her life.

Father Daniel Cavanaugh, 81, dies; had devotion to Mary

One of 10 children of a West Philadelphia family, the pastor emeritus of St. Joseph Parish in Ambler appropriately heard 10 priests singing the "Salve Regina" to him at his deathbed.

Father Joseph Stec, high school Latin teacher for 37 years, dies at 88

Proud of his Polish heritage and supportive of immigrants, the retired pastor of St. Hedwig Parish in Philadelphia taught Latin to students at Cardinal Dougherty High School and Polish to seminarians.

Deacon Brouycie Isley of St. Helena parish dies at 69

Once a petty criminal, the Catholic convert and deacon faithfully served at parishes in the Germantown and Olney sections of Philadelphia, detailing his remarkable transformation in a 2007 memoir.

Sister Elizabeth Mercer, serving in 7 dioceses, dies at 91

The Delaware County native and graduate of Notre Dame High School in Moylan entered the Sisters of St. Joseph Chestnut Hill in September 1945, serving almost 73 years in religious life.

Msgr. James Shields, former teacher, pastor, dies at 82

After serving at Roman Catholic and Cardinal Dougherty High Schools, he was pastor of St. Anselm Parish in Philadelphia served in retirement at Mary Mother of the Redeemer, North Wales.