Reverend Joseph C. Stec, Pastor Emeritus, Saint Hedwig Parish, Philadelphia, died on Monday, September 17, 2018.
Deacon Brouycie P. Isley, Permanent Deacon, died on Wednesday, August 29, 2018, from natural causes. He was 69 years old. Deacon Isley was born on March 5, 1949.
Monsignor Shields was born on September 26, 1935, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is the son of the late John A. Shields and the late Irene J. (Lion) Shields. Monsignor Shields attended Saint Stephen Parochial School, Philadelphia and Northeast Catholic High School, Philadelphia, before entering Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary.
Reverend Robert H. Breen, Pastor Emeritus, Saint Lawrence Parish, Riegelsville, died on Thursday, August 2, 2018.
Father Whelan was born on March 15, 1947, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is the son of the late John M. Whelan and the late Catherine (Clarke) Whelan. Father Whelan attended Saint Francis De Sales and Resurrection Parochial Schools, Philadelphia, and Father Judge High School, Philadelphia, before entering Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary.
Reverend John J. Nevins, Pastor Emeritus, Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque Parish, Essington, died on Saturday, June 23, 2018.
Died April 16, 2018. Retired and Resident, Saint Francis Rehabilitation and Health Care Center, Darby.
Reverend Karl A. Zeuner, Pastor Emeritus, Notre Dame De Lourdes Parish, Swarthmore, died on Saturday, April 14, 2018.
Deacon George W. Kletzel, age 68, died on Sunday, March 11, 2018, at home, as a result of complications related to diabetes. Deacon Kletzel is the brother of Reverend Thomas Kletzel, pastor of Saint Malachy Parish, Philadelphia.
Retired Permanent Deacon Arthur M. McGuire, died on March 7, 2018, as a result of complications from lymphoma. He was 82 years old.