Obituaries

Permanent Deacon Frank Bizal dies at 92

After serving in the Korean War as a paratrooper, he worked in several states during a 33-year career as a mechanical engineer and relocated to Pennsylvania, where he was ordained a deacon in 1990 serving at SS. Philip and James Parish, Exton.

Judith Ann Baehr, former CS&T journalist, dies at 76

The native of Most Blessed Sacrament Parish in Southwest Philadelphia lived a full life in education, journalism, linguistics and music, and worked at the archdiocesan newspaper and the Child Nutrition Program.

Sister Mary King, after 61 years of school ministry, dies at 88

The Sister Servant of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, formerly Sister Mary Kevin, I.H.M., was raised in Most Blessed Sacrament Parish in Philadelphia and entered religious life after graduation in 1952. She served in many schools as an educator.

Music teacher, caregiver Sister Barbara Bamberger dies

The longtime I.H.M. sister, educator and staffer at Camilla Hall died there at age 82 in the 62nd year of her religious life as a Sister Servant of the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

Rita Baldwin of Philadelphia dies at 89

Originally from South Philadelphia and later Tacony, she and her husband Lou Baldwin raised nine children. After they were grown she indulged in a love for travel, teaching the Catholic faith and avidly following the Phillies.

Sister Janet Gottschalk, social justice advocate, dies at 91

Recalled as a "leader in public health around the world" since the 1970s, the Medical Mission sister represented her order at the U.N., published books and articles and taught nursing students at the southern border.

Sister Arleen Ann McNicholas dies at age 80

The Sister of St. Joseph, a native of the city's East Falls neighborhood and one of eight siblings, served for 63 years in the Philadelphia Archdiocese and in North Carolina.

Sister Sheila Ann Falls, S.S.J., dies at 83

The Philadelphia native was a Sister of St. Joseph for 65 years, serving in the Philadelphia Archdiocese and Allentown Diocese.

Serving in Lower Bucks Co. parishes, Deacon Adolfo Crespo dies at 75

The native of Puerto Rico and U.S. Army veteran served primarily in Our Lady of Fatima and St. Charles Borromeo parishes in Bensalem, and his family set roots in St. Mark Parish, Bristol. He and his wife Inocencia were married 51 years.

Peter Feledick, longtime staffer for Catholic Standard and Times, dies at 86

A graduate of Northeast Catholic High School and La Salle University, he worked in circulation fulfillment for the former archdiocesan newspaper and held teaching positions at La Salle College High School, Holy Family University and La Salle University.