Sister Marcella McHale dies at 84; served in South Philadelphia schools

After earning a degree in history, the Franciscan sister entered religious life in 1958 and ministered primarily in education, including schools in the Philadelphia Archdiocese.

Holy Child Sister who was first American Province leader dies at 87

Sister Elizabeth Fitzmaurice of the Society of the Holy Child Jesus made history when she was named to lead the reorganized society for the U.S. in 1976. She retained a life-long dedication to learning and leadership.

Sister Kathleen McMullin, 71, served in wide variety of ministries

The Sister of St. Francis of Philadelphia observed her 50th year in religious life this year. She led a facility in Reading offering a transitional home for women leaving prison, and served in rural and urban parishes.

Bernardine Franciscan Sister Joan Irene Klukaszewski dies at 82

In addition to earning educational degrees and certifications, she taught for 57 years, including 19 at St. John the Evangelist School in Morrisville. She was loved by the students and parents she served, and fellow sisters.

Sister Francis Annice Lunney, S.S.J., dies at 84

The native of Bayonne, New Jersey, entered the Sisters of St. Joseph in 1952 and served in the archdioceses of Philadelphia and Newark, and the dioceses of Arlington and Patterson.

Sister Ruth Eisenhauer dies at 90; ministered across Mid-Atlantic region

In her 71 years as a Sister of St. Joseph, she served in the archdioceses of Philadelphia, Baltimore, Newark and Washington, and the dioceses of Harrisburg and Wilmington.

Bernardine Franciscan Sister dies in 62nd year of religious life

Philadelphia native Sister Rosemary McGowan, 85, earned a bachelor's degree and master's degree while ministering in a variety of roles across three states.

Sister Dorothy Beck, former retreat director and teacher, dies at 87

She was known as Mother Dorothy to generations of Ancillae-Assumpta Academy students and to thousands for the spiritual direction she offered at St. Raphaela Center in Havertown,

Father John Nevins, longtime youth minister, pastor, dies at 86

A pastor of three parishes who was well-known for his generosity and leadership, he is best remembered as a youth retreat master and faculty member at Cardinal Dougherty High School.

Creighton University’s longest serving president dies at age 81

Jesuit Father Michael Morrison, the longest serving president of Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska, and a major force in its growth, died May 24.