Posted on 07/25/2023 by

Berenice 'Diane' Louvar

  B. Diane (Wassil) Louvar passed away peacefully on June 25th, 2023, at 85 years old.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Mildred (Cupec) and Nicholas Wassil.  Diane is survived by her faithful husband of 62 years, Joseph; four children, Joyce (Gary Chester), Edmund (Susan), George (Rebecca), and Claire (Cristino Canga); eight grandchildren,…
Posted on 04/09/2023 by

Dr. Pax Nidorf

Founder of DignityUSA - a pioneer and trailblazer Pax Nidorf was born Pinchus Patrick Nidorf in the spring of 25 Mar 1932 in Phoenix, AZ to Louis Xavier Nidorf and Marie Hattie Nidorf. He spent the first 20 years of his life studying art and other educational pursuits. The second 20 years were spent in intensive training in the Augustinian monastic order, and he was…
Posted on 08/16/2022 by NCR

Sr. Mary Stanton, RSM

Born in Sharon, Pennsylvania on December 18, 1948, Sr. Mary Stanton was the daughter of James R. and Julianne (Miller) Stanton and sibling of Karen A. Evans, Julie Stanton Nichols, James F. Stanton, Anne Stanton Hoover, Ellen S. Parcetich and John H. Stanton. Sr. Mary died on July 30, 2022 after a courageous battle with metastatic breast cancer. By her side was her…
Posted on 01/24/2022 by Medical Mission Sisters

Sister Janet Gottschalk

Social Justice Advocate is Born to Eternal Life Medical Mission Sister Janet Gottschalk, age 91, transitioned to eternal life on Tuesday, January 18, 2022.  While still a young Sister, she was a nursing supervisor for six years in Venezuela, an experience that changed the trajectory of her mission focus.  Deciding against becoming a medical doctor, she instead…
Posted on 12/08/2021 by

Gertrude Spinelli

Gertrude (Trudy) Spinelli, 82, of Martinsville, NJ, passed away on November 20, 2021 at Robert Wood Johnson Medical Center in New Brunswick, NJ, from complications following a massive stroke. Born and raised in Raritan, NJ, Gertrude moved to Martinsville, NJ, in 1965 and lived there for the rest of her life. Trudy graduated from Somerville High School, Class of 1957…
Posted on 10/17/2021 by

Gabriel Moran

Dr. Gabriel Moran, AFSC, an internationally recognized scholar and much admired teacher, died October 15, 2021 in New York City.  His writings made significant contributions to Roman Catholic theology and to ecumenical religious education.  At the time of his death, Moran was Professor Emeritus of Educational Philosophy at New York University, where he had taught…
Posted on 07/09/2021 by John P. McMeel

John P. McMeel

John P. McMeel, a former NCR board chair and co-founder and chairman emeritus of Andrews McMeel Universal, passed away July 7, 2021, surrounded by his loving family. John was a member of the NCR board of directors from 1982 until 1996 and served as its chair from 1989 until 1995. "John McMeel made friends wherever he went," said NCR publisher Bill Mitchell, who…
Posted on 04/16/2021 by

Diane Mary Marrin

Diane Mary (Skaar) Marrin June 2, 1942 - April 13, 2021 Kansas City, Missouri - Diane M. Marrin, 78, died in St. Luke's Hospice in Kansas City on April 13, after a protracted struggle with progressive heart failure. She was a life-long educator who taught math and science, adult literacy and, by her example, how to live fully and joyfully. She shared 36 years of…
Posted on 02/22/2021 by

Donald Brennan

Don Brennan, a former NCR board member and a leading Catholic health care executive, passed away peacefully at his residence in Bothell, Wash., on Friday, Feb. 12th. He was 83 years old. Brennan served on the NCR board from 2000 to 2006. "We greatly appreciate Don's work on behalf of NCR and extend our condolences to his family," said NCR CEO and Publisher Bill…
Posted on 02/11/2021 by

Jason Petosa

Jason Petosa, an innovative NCR publisher who expanded the company's readership reach in the 1980s, died Feb. 9. He had been living in a Kansas nursing home, struggling with advancing Parkinson's disease for several years. He was 81 years old. As publisher of National Catholic Reporter, Petosa introduced new products and services both to better serve parish pastoral…
Posted on 02/05/2021 by

Sr. M. Anna Clare Meyer, OSF

Sister M. Anna Clare Meyer, OSF, passed away at age 105 on January 26, 2021, in the same month that she became the eldest member in the nearly 152-year history of the Franciscan Sisters of the Sacred Heart in Frankfort, IL. She had just celebrated 85 years of religious life in 2020. Sister Anna Clare attributed her inspiration to enter the postulancy at age 20 to…
Posted on 02/03/2021 by

John "Jack" Egan

John "Jack" Egan, 86, died peacefully on January 29, 2021 at the Karen Ann Quinlan Home for Hospice in Fredon Township, NJ.  A natural burial service was held in Rosemont, NJ. Born and raised in North Bergen, NJ, Jack lived in Jersey City before moving to Highland Lakes, NJ in 2002. He was ordained a Diocesan Catholic priest in 1960 and served parishes in Lodi,…
Posted on 01/21/2021 by

Jeanne Marie Lee

Jeanne Marie Lee, beloved mother of six, Nana of 15 and Great Nana of 12, died on January 16, 2021 at the age of 90 in her home in the Town of Hunts Point, WA.  Her cancer, which she decided not to treat ten years ago, finally got the last word, which she knew it would. Jean Marie was a former National Catholic Reporter board member and she and her late…
Posted on 12/12/2020 by

Sister Miriam Corcoran, SCN

MIRIAM CORCORAN, SCN      My first encounter with Miriam was inspired by an angry letter to the newspaper. A few months after 9/11, I wrote to The Courier Journal to complain about a fatuous comment that George W. Bush had made regarding Al-Qaeda and Iraq. Miriam sent me a hand-written note that encouraged me to keep writing. She said, “Our country needs to ponder…
Posted on 11/12/2020 by

Fr Brian O’Toole C.S.Sp.

The sudden death of Brian O’Toole C.S.Sp. on All Saints’ Day came as a huge shock to his family, fellow Spiritans and all who knew him. Ordained in 1978, the 69-year-old had packed much into four decades as a Spiritan missionary priest – in his native Ireland and, in the 1980s and 1990s, in Ethiopia. Brian studied in James Street CBS not far from his family home in…
Posted on 11/11/2020 by

Robert Bedard Jr.

Robert  “Bob” John Bedard Jr., 54, of Saint Petersburg passed away unexpectedly on October 31, 2020. Bob was born in 1966, to Judy and Robert Bedard Sr. whom he loved dearly. Bob maintained a deep respect toward his former wife and high school sweetheart, Deanna, the mother of their four children. In addition to always putting family first, Bob owned and operated…
Posted on 10/21/2020 by

Fr. Bill Moore

By Fr. Rich Danyluk, SS.CC. Fr. Bill Moore, SS.CC. created a Banquet of Beauty that became the heartscapes he hung in our souls and sanctified and made sacred. Bill was born September 18, 1949.  His mother, Grace Duffy, was the daughter of Irish Catholic parents in Pittsburgh, Pa.  His dad, Herman, always known as Cliff, was born in Memphis,…
Posted on 09/25/2020 by

Dr. Joseph Martos

Dr. Joseph Martos, theologian, professor, Catholic sacramental scholar, businessman and social activist, died on March 25, 2020 at age 76, in Louisville, KY. The cause was leukemia, which he had been battling for nine months. Dr. Martos lived in two worlds, one abstract and theoretical, and the other in the highly personal and practical. He spent a lifetime…
Posted on 09/11/2020 by

Sr. Amy Hoey, RSM

In Loving Memory...Sr. Amy Hoey We remember and honor Sr. Amy Hoey, RSM. Amy was the project coordinator for the writing of Co-Workers on the Vineyard of the Lord. She used to attend and present at NALM’s conferences and was a wonderful inspiration and supporter of lay ministers and lay ministry.  The Church owes her a debt of gratitude for her exceptional and…
Posted on 08/08/2020 by

Susan Allain Miller

Susan Allain Miller died peacefully in her home in Atherton on Tuesday August 4, 2020 with her husband Dean at her side. She had been dealing with cancer since the diagnosis and surgery in 2016. Susan was born to Paul and Edna Allain in Holyoke Massachusetts on September 18, 1941. She was educated in public schools in Holyoke and Northampton Massachusetts and…
Posted on 08/06/2020 by

Anne Jane Finnerty Bates

Anne Jane Finnerty Bates January 2, 1936 – July 26, 2020   Anne Jane Finnerty "Annie-Jane" was born in Tulsk, Co. Roscommon, Ireland on January 2, 1936. As a child she petitioned her mother to change her birthdate to New Year’s Day, because the 2nd felt “anti-climactic”. At four she taught herself to read from Caesar’s Gallic Wars. Her uncles were reading it to her…
Posted on 05/11/2020 by

Fr. Gilbert Luis R. Centina III, OSA

Fr. Gilbert Luis R. Centina III, OSA, the first pastor of Filipino ancestry of Holy Rosary Church in Spanish Harlem, Manhattan, New York and an award-winning poet and author, died last May 1. He was 72 years old and 47 by religious profession, according to the official bulletin issued by the Augustinian Order in Madrid, Spain. Born on May 19, 1947 in La Carlota,…
Posted on 05/04/2020 by

Virginia Sullivan Finn

Virginia Sullivan Finn, 89, of West Orange NJ, formerly of South Lee, Massachusetts, passed away on May 2nd from Covid-19.Virginia is predeceased by her beloved husband of 49 years, George Finn.Virginia was a writer and prominent lay minister in the Roman Catholic Church, with her husband a founding member of The Vineyard faith community in the Berkshires.  For…
Posted on 04/30/2020 by

Sister Dolores Marie McHugh, BVM

Sister Dolores Marie McHugh, BVM, who served as president of the Sisters of the Blessed Virgin Mary congregation, died April 24, 2020, in Dubuque, Iowa. She was 87. She served the congregation as first vice president before becoming president in 1992. Dolores brought her love of God, passion for religious life, intense love for each sister, compassion, and caring to…
Posted on 04/21/2020 by

Fr. Ed Grimes C.S.Sp.

Fr. Ed Grimes, an Irish missionary priest who served in west Africa for many years, has died. He was aged 80. US-trained in Canon Law, he taught the subject in Ireland, was Canonical Advisor to his home Province and was an active member of the Canon Law Society of America. From Cork, Ireland’s second city, Ed was educated by the Presentation Brothers. He then…