Sister Clare Graven, I.H.M., longtime educator, dies at 88
The former Julia Theresa Graven of St. Gabriel Parish in Philadelphia and the daughter of Irish immigrants, spent most of her 69 years in religious life serving in Catholic schools.
Father Joseph Jung, WWII Army vet, parish priest, dies at 96
Before serving as a priest in the Philadelphia Archdiocese for 64 years, the Philadelphia native fought in Europe then drove supply trucks from India to the Chinese allies during the war.
Msgr. James Connelly, pastor and historian, dies at 89
The longtime pastor of Stella Maris Parish in South Philadelphia was also a seminary professor, secretary to Cardinal Krol and editor of the 1976 "History of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia."
Sister Mary Christopher McBride, I.H.M., dies at 96
The Sister Servant of the Immaculate Heart of Mary spent most of her 77 years in religious life teaching in Catholic schools -- since 1945 -- in Virginia and Pennsylvania.
Sister Marie de Lourdes Mates, longtime teacher, dies at 88
The former Doris P. Mates followed profession of first vows as an I.H.M. sister in 1953 with 57 years of ministry in Catholic schools until her retirement to Camilla Hall.
Sister Kathleen Anne McKee, longtime educator, dies at 88
The sister of Mercy spent almost 30 years at Waldron Mercy Academy, helping to establish the Development Office, in particular connecting alumni to the school.
Funeral set for Father Raymond Himsworth, retired pastor
A priest who knew the name of each of his parishioners, he was the beloved pastor emeritus of St. James Parish, Elkins Park, where his funeral will be celebrated Dec. 12.
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.