Obituaries

Nov. 7 funeral Mass set for longtime minister to Deaf community

Redemptorist Father Anthony Russo, who led the Archdiocese of Philadelphia's Deaf Apostolate for 45 years, died in March. His funeral Mass will be at St. Peter Church, Philadelphia.

Father McBride, nationally known as leader in education, catechetics, dies

Norbertine Father Alfred McBride, a Philadelphia native in St. Patrick Parish, was a well published author and teacher, and was spiritual director for the charity Aid to the Church in Need.

Robert Sims, faithful Catholic leader for decades, dies at 94

Mr. Sims was a Philadelphia native, World War II Navy veteran, family man, insurance executive, financial planner, philanthropist and highly honored Catholic layman -- and friend to all.

Sister Emily Ann Herbes, O.S.F., dies at 84

The Franciscan sister wrote the history of her congregation, based in Aston, and served in education and social service ministry on the West Coast.

Sister Margaret St. John Brocato, O.S.F., dies at 92

A Sister of St. Francis of Philadelphia for 71 years, she ministered primarily as a teacher in the Archdiocese of Baltimore, of which she was a native.

Sister Francis Anne Harper dies, was health care leader

A Sister of St. Francis of Philadelphia for 72 years, she was president and CEO of St. Joseph Hospital in Reading and founded St. Joseph Living Center there.

Sister Rosemary Flaherty, I.H.M., dies at 93

The teacher and religious educator served for 74 years in the I.H.M. congregation, mostly in the Philadelphia Archdiocese.

Teacher, social worker Franciscan Sister Eileen Walsh dies

Formerly Sister Patrick Mary, she was a member of the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia for 62 years and ministered in the Philadelphia Archdiocese for 46 years.

Sister St. Gervase Glackin, S.S.J., dies at 92

The former Mary Angela Glackin of St. Laurence Parish, Upper Darby was a Sister of St. Joseph for 74 years. She served in five dioceses, including the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.

Sister Kathleen O’Toole, S.S.J., dies at 91

The Delaware County native ministered as a Sister of St. Joseph in the archdioceses of Philadelphia, Newark and Washington, and the Diocese of Camden.