March 14, 2018

Kletzel, Deacon George W.

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.

March 9, 2018

McGuire, Deacon Arthur M.

Retired Permanent Deacon Arthur M. McGuire, died on March 7, 2018, as a result of complications from lymphoma. He was 82 years old.

January 30, 2018

Gormley, Reverend Charles E.

REVEREND CHARLES E. GORMLEY 1924 – 2018 Reverend Charles E. Gormley, Pastor Emeritus, Mother of Divine Providence Parish, King of Prussia, died on Sunday, January 28, 2018. Father Gormley was born on July 13, 1924, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is the son of the late Charles E. and the late Hannah (McNamee) Gormley.  Father Gormley […]

January 18, 2018

Beltran, Deacon Manuel A.

PERMANENT DEACON MANUEL A. BELTRAN  1962 – 2018 Deacon Manuel A. Beltran, Permanent Deacon, Saint Martin of Tours Parish, Philadelphia died on January 17, 2018, as a result of cancer. Deacon Beltran was born on December 24, 1962, in Chicago, Illinois to the late Antonio Beltran and Gloria Hernandez.  He is survived by his mother, […]

January 12, 2018

Herron, Reverend Francis X.

Father Herron was born on March 29, 1930, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  He is the son of the late Daniel J. Herron and Beatrice (Allen) Herron.  Father Herron attended Transfiguration Parochial School, Philadelphia, and West Catholic High School, Philadelphia, before entering Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary.

January 2, 2018

Upcavage, Deacon Joseph R.

Deacon Joseph R. Upcavage died on Thursday, December 21, 2017, from complications related to cancer and dementia.  Deacon Upcavage was ordained on June 2, 1996, at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, by His Eminence, Cardinal Anthony Bevilacqua.  He was assigned to Queen of the Universe Parish, where he remained until his retirement in 2010.  

December 21, 2017


Deacon Thomas J. Woods, retired permanent deacon, died on Saturday, December 16, 2017, from complications related to cancer.  Deacon Woods was born on October 5, 1936.  He was 81 years old.

December 13, 2017

Wellbank, Deacon Raymond C.

PERMANENT DEACON RAYMOND C. WELLBANK 1951 – 2017 Deacon Raymond C. Wellbank, a permanent deacon released to outside service to the Archdiocese of Boston, died on Saturday, December 9, 2017, as a result of a heart attack. Deacon Wellbank was born on October 1, 1951. He was 66 years old. Deacon Wellbank was born in […]

December 4, 2017

Miller, Reverend Monsignor John J.

Reverend Monsignor John J. Miller, Pastor Emeritus, Saint Frances Cabrini Parish, Fairless Hills, died on Friday, December 1, 2017. At the time of his death, he was in residence at Immaculate Conception Parish, Jenkintown. 

October 24, 2017

Pavonarius, Deacon Charles A.

Deacon Pavonarius was ordained on June 7, 1992, at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul by Most Reverend Louis A. DeSimone. He was assigned to Saint Jerome Parish, Philadelphia, where he remained until his retirement from active ministry on January 15, 2014.