Obituaries

Paul Hornung, Green Bay Packers Hall of Famer, dies at 84

The winner of the Heisman Trophy at Notre Dame as a football player on offense, defense and the kicker and punter, he became a quarterback in the pros and an NFL legend.

Sister Carmel Petonyak, longtime nurse in India, dies at 93

The Medical Mission Sister earned her B.S.N. degree and served as a nurse and administrator for hospitals in India for 31 years before returning to service in Philadelphia.

Holy Family Sister Mary Martin Duffy dies at 85

A graduate of St. Mark School and Nazareth Academy High School, the former Geraldine Duffy entered religious life and taught for many years in Philadelphia schools.

Rob McCullough, Upper Darby family man, dies at 65

A proud graduate of Msgr. Bonner High School and Villanova University, he worked for many years in insurance. Besides golf, travel and music, he most loved spending time with family in Avalon.

Msgr. Thomas Owens, 71, laid to rest in rites at St. Matthew Parish

The pastor emeritus of St. Alphonsus Parish in Maple Glen had been serving in pastoral ministry during his retirement in Conshohocken. He was a former professor at Roman Catholic High School and Dean of Men at St. Charles Seminary.

Alex Trebek dies at 80; host of ‘Jeopardy!’ was educated in Catholic schools

Consistently described as calm, reliable, intelligent and personable with a dry sense of humor, one priest called Trebek "America's school teacher." Near the end of his life he lauded laughter and prayer. He wished to be remembered as a man who was "kind to everybody he encountered."

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.

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.

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.