Obituaries

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.

Father Gavin Muir, pastor of St. Lawrence Parish, dies at 81

The Philadelphia native ordained in 1965 loved horse riding and the rural setting of St. Lawrence in Rieglesville, the northern-most parish in the Philadelphia Archdiocese. He is remembered as engaging yet laid back.

Sister Alice Hanley dies, served 70 years as Sister of St. Joseph

Before her death April 12 at 88, the Wilmington native ministered in the Archdioceses of Philadelphia, Washington and Baltimore, and the dioceses of Allentown, Camden and Wilmington.

Sister Rose Imelda Patterson, S.S.J., dies at age 88

The former Elizabeth Lou Patterson, a native of Washington, D.C., served in that archdiocese and Philadelphia during her nearly 70-year ministry with the Sisters of St. Joseph.