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Nutritional Development Services founder dies at 67

By Lou BaldwinSpecial to The CS&T How very fitting. The communion hymn at Patrick Temple-West’s Aug. 12 funeral Mass at St. Thomas of Villanova Church was “Gift of Finest Wheat.” This hymn is a lasting echo of the spirit of the 41st Eucharistic Congress held in Philadelphia in 1976 and its theme “The Eucharist and […]

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Sister Mary Urban Haughton, S.H.C.J.Sister Mary Urban Haughton, S.H.C.J., formerly Mother Mary Urban, died July 6, 2009, of heart failure at the Holy Child center. She was 96. She was born in Philadelphia and graduated from J.W. Hallahan High School. She entered the Society of the Holy Child of Jesus in 1931. She earned a […]

Father John O’Connor dies at 90

By Christie L. ChicoineCS&T Staff Writer A cherished Christmas present Joseph F. O’Connor Jr. received in childhood from his uncle, the late Father John P. O’Connor, was a crèche the priest carved from wood but did not assemble. Instead, his uncle drew him assembly instructions, which he gift-wrapped along with the unfinished crèche, and a […]

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Sister Clare Dolores McFadden, I.H.M. Sister Clare Dolores McFadden, I.H.M., formerly Mary Clare McFadden, died June 19, 2009, at Chester County Hospital. She was born in Philadelphia and attended St. Gregory School and West Catholic Girls High School. She entered the congregation of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in 1948 and […]

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Sister Leona Marie Cain, O.S.F.Sister Leona Marie Cain, O.S.F., died June 22, 2009, at Assisi House. She was 79. She was a professed member of the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia for 59 years. She professed her first vows in 1950. She graduated from Notre Dame Academy in Washington, D.C., and later went on […]

Msgr. James Meehan dies at 83

By Christie L. ChicoineCS&T Staff Writer The eldest of the three Meehan priest brothers, Msgr. James H. Meehan, pastor emeritus of St. John Neumann Parish in Bryn Mawr, died Friday, June 26, 2009. He was 83 years old. Before serving at St. John Neumann Parish, Msgr. Meehan was vicar for religious for the Archdiocese and […]

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Compiled by Angela Arrington Sister M. St. Thomas More, I.H.M. Sister M. St. Thomas More, I.H.M., formerly Julia McGuire, died June 5, 2009, at Camilla Hall. She was born in Shenandoah, Pa., and entered the Congregation of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in 1936. She professed her first vows in 1938. […]

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Compiled by Angela Arrington Sister Donald Ignatius Schisler, O.S.F.Sister Donald Ignatius Schisler, O.S.F., died June 1, 2009. She was 94. She was a professed member of the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia for 73 years. She was born in Latrobe, Pa., but later moved to Baltimore, where she graduated from Seton High School. She […]

Vincentian Father Michael Mazurchuk dies at 50

Vincentian Father Michael Mazurchuk, 50, died in Chestnut Hill Hospital on June 13 after a brief illness. A native of Buffalo, N.Y., Father Mazurchuk was a Vincentian priest for 23 years and served in Panama, Niagara University and in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. Ordained in 1986, he was missioned to Puerto Armuelles in Panama where […]

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Compiled by Angela Arrington Sister M. St. Augustine Lawless, I.H.M.Sister M. St. Augustine Lawless, I.H.M., formerly Mary A. Lawless, died May 18, 2009, at Camilla hall. She was 98. She was born in Bridgeport and entered the congregation of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in 1927. She professed her first vows […]