Obituaries

Sister Mary Elizabeth Kratzinger dies at 85

She was a Sister of St. Joseph for almost 68 years, ministering for all those years in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, primarily as a longtime teacher at archdiocesan high schools as well as St. Charles Borromeo Seminary.

Deacon James Elliott of Kennett Square parish dies at 71

Ordained a permanent deacon of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia in 2013, the deacon at St. Patrick Parish was married 50 years to his wife Marie, and they raised three sons.

Swiss-born Father Hans Küng, theologian, dies at 93

The prominent and controversial Swiss Catholic theologian was the sharpest critic of St. John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI. Father Kung worked on a "global ethic" of religious dialogue.

Father Marshall Kloda dies at 75

Ordained a priest of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia in 1989, he was assigned as chaplain at Nazareth Hospital before his retirement from active ministry in 2016.

Sister Edwardine Coleman, longtime teacher, dies at 76

A graduate of St. Boniface School and John W. Hallahan Girls’ High School, she became an I.H.M. sister and served 48 of her 57 years in religious life in Catholic schools.

Sister Marian David Habina, I.H.M., dies at 90

After earning a degree in psychology from Temple University she entered the Sisters Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in 1955. She taught and assisted at numerous schools.

Sister Miriam Dennis Sculley, I.H.M., dies at 89

The former Mary Theresa Sculley entered the Sisters Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in 1952 and was a longtime teacher and support staffer in Catholic schools.

Sister Rita O’Leary, I.H.M., dies at 85

The former Sister Rita Regina was a music teacher who became a development director for her alma mater, Bishop McDevitt High School in Harrisburg, and for Immaculata University.

Sister Marie Maynes, teacher and counselor, dies at 78

The Immaculate Heart sister, formerly Sister M. Charles Elizabeth, taught for many years in Pennsylvania and Virginia before becoming a school counselor and regional superior.

Sister Barbara Jeanne Howard dies at 86

Formerly Sister Rose Eileen, the Sister of St. Joseph and a New Jersey native ministered in the archdioceses of Philadelphia, Newark and Washington.