Obituaries

Father John Bradley, former Phila. pastor, dies at 91

After nine years in the U.S. Army and at St. Joseph's College, the North Philadelphia native entered St. Charles Seminary, where he made lifelong priest friends.

Msgr. John Graf, longtime pastor in West Grove, dies at 71

Ordained in 1974, the Philadelphia native was assistant chancellor for the archdiocese then was pastor of Assumption B.V.M. Parish for 21 years before retiring in 2010.

Pastor of St. John Cantius Parish dies at 67 from COVID-19

Father Joseph J. Zingaro died May 20 on the 42nd anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood. He was loved by his parishioners and worked to promote vocations.

Sister Regina Cordis, longtime caregiver, dies at 86

The outreach ministries of the Philadelphia native who served for 66 years as an I.H.M sister included visiting the sick and comforting the bereaved.

Sister Irene Loretta Cassady, I.H.M., dies from COVID-19

The Philadelphia native, still active at age 86 as vice principal of St. Matthew School in Philadelphia, died May 7. Her funeral was celebrated privately May 13.

Father Paul Obrimski dies at 81; served in two Phila. parishes

The Philadelphia native was ordained in 1970 for the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown, served in the Archdiocese of Baltimore and became a priest of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia in 2008.

Msgr. Joseph McGeown, pastor and educator, dies at 80

The West Philadelphia native was ordained in 1965 and taught at Cardinal O’Hara and Archbishop Wood high schools followed by stints as principal at Lansdale Catholic and Cardinal Dougherty.

Trinitarian Sister Patricia Kelly, longtime social minister, dies at 83

A member of the Missionary Servants of the Most Blessed Trinity since 1963, she served with Catholic Social Services of the Philadelphia Archdiocese and in parish social outreach.

Sister Rose Albertine Weaver, S.S.J., dies at 96

The former Mary Jane Weaver entered the Sisters of St. Joseph in 1941 and would minister in four dioceses, including the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, for almost 79 years.

Sister Dorothy L. Tracey, S.S.J., dies at 87

After attending Our Mother of Sorrows School and West Catholic High School in Philadelphia, she entered the Sisters of St. Joseph in 1951 and took the name Sister Joseph Laurene.