Reverend Dennis G. Van Thuyne, died at Jennersville Hospital, West Grove, on Saturday,
November 28, 2015.
Father Van Thuyne was born on March 23, 1951, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is the
son of late Gerald C.Van Thuyne and the late Alice K. Marks. Father Van Thuyne attended Saint
Helena Parochial School, Philadelphia, and Cardinal Dougherty High School, before entering Saint
Charles Borromeo Seminary.
Father Van Thuyne was ordained on May 21, 1977, at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter
and Paul, Philadelphia, by His Eminence John Cardinal Krol. Father Van Thuyne served as
Parochial Vicar at Saint Edmond Parish, Philadelphia; Holy Child Parish, Philadelphia; Saint Patrick
Parish, Kennett Square; Nativity B.V.M. Parish, Philadelphia; Saint Anthony of Padua Parish,
Ambler; Saint Luke the Evangelist Parish, Glenside; Saint Clement Parish, Philadelphia; and Saint
Ephrem Parish, Bensalem. He also served as Pastor, Saint Francis Xavier Parish, Philadelphia.
The Reception of the Body will be held at Saint Helena Church, Philadelphia, on Friday,
December 4, 2015, at 9:00 AM, followed by a viewing. A concelebrated Funeral Mass will be offered
at 10:30 A.M. by Reverend Paul M. Kennedy, Reverend Monsignor Joseph T. Trinh, and Reverend
Monsignor John T. Conway will be the homilist.
Father Van Thuyne is survived by his brothers Joseph T. (Diana), Michael E. (Phyllis), Paul
G. (Tina), and sister Maureen Gunn (Robert), and nieces, and nephews. Interment will be at Holy
Sepulchre Cemetery, Philadelphia.