Obituaries

Phila. native Sister Mary Karis dies at 92

She attended school at St. Anne's in Port Richmond and a vocational school, then taught in six dioceses including the Philadelphia Archdiocese over a ministry of 71 years with the Sisters of St. Joseph.

Immaculate Heart Sister Mary Ellis dies at age 44

Entering religious life in 1995, Sister Mary taught in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and served in Chile and Peru. Her last assignment was Directress of Novices for the I.H.M. Congregation.

Bensalem native Sister Marie Moser, I.H.M., dies at 91

In her 68 years of religious life, the Immaculate Heart of Mary sister taught in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and in the Dioceses of Allentown, Harrisburg and Arlington.

Sister Beata Jurewicz, longtime health care leader, dies at 89

The Sister of the Holy Family of Nazareth had intended to serve as a teacher but instead became a nurse and nursing supervisor, and later the administrator of St. Neumann Nursing Home for 22 years.

Sister M. Clarissa Mroz dies at 90; was teacher, librarian

The Sister of the Holy Family of Nazareth earned degrees at Community College of Philadelphia, Holy Family University, Villanova University and St. Charles Seminary, and taught in three states.

Holy Family sister, a teacher, artist and baker, dies at 96

Sister M. Ann Rita Kobierowski, C.S.F.N., was one of five sisters from St. Adalbert's in Port Richmond, all of whom entered the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth.

Sister Denise Williams dies, taught at Gwynedd Mercy Academy

The Daughter of Charity was a leader of her congregation in Pennsylvania and New York. She was 71, and had served in religious life for 52 years.

Sister of St. Joseph dies in 55th year of religious life

Sister Margaret Anne Marie Keane, S.S.J. (formerly Sister John Regina S.S.J.), 72, attended Incarnation Grade School and Cardinal Dougherty High School in Philadelphia before entering the congregation in 1963.

Sister M. Anna William Doyle, 78, dies at Camilla Hall

The native of Philadelphia and Ascension of Our Lord Parish ministered with the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary for 60 years, teaching in the Philadelphia Archdiocese and three other dioceses.

Deacon Thomas Woods, former business exec, dies at 81

The permanent deacon ordained in 1994 was raised by an aunt and uncle after the death of his parents. He was educated at St. Thomas More High School and Villanova University before working in sales at Campbell Soup Co.