April 17, 2018

Zeuner, Reverend Karl A.


 1944 – 2018

Reverend Karl A. Zeuner, Pastor Emeritus, Notre Dame De Lourdes Parish, Swarthmore, died on Saturday, April 14, 2018.

Father Zeuner was born on February 5, 1944, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is the son of the late Karl Zeuner and the late Catherine (Mulholland) Zeuner. Father Zeuner attended Saint Cyril of Alexandria Parochial School, East Lansdowne, and Monsignor Bonner High School, Drexel Hill, before entering Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary.

Father Zeuner was ordained on December 17, 1971, at Saint Peter’s Basilica, Rome, by Most Reverend James Hickey.  Father Zeuner served as Parochial Vicar at Saint John the Evangelist Parish, Morrisville; he served on the faculty at Roman Catholic High School for Boys, Philadelphia; Newman Chaplain at Bryn Mawr, Haverford & Swarthmore Colleges and Drexel University; Parochial Vicar, Saint Charles Borromeo Parish, Drexel Hill; Assistant to the Secretary for Clergy; and Pastor, Saint Agatha/Saint James Parish Philadelphia.  In 2001, Father Zeuner was appointed Pastor, Notre Dame De Lourdes Parish, Swarthmore, and named Pastor Emeritus there in 2014.

Reception of the Body will be held at Saint Anastasia Church, Newtown Square, on Thursday, April 19, 2018 at 5:00 PM, followed by a viewing and Mass will be celebrated at 7:00 PM.

Reception of the Body will be held at Notre Dame De Lourdes Church, Swarthmore, on Friday, April 20, 2018, at 9:00 AM, followed by a viewing.  Most Reverend Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. will celebrate a Funeral Mass for Father Zeuner at 11:00 AM. Among those concelebrating the Funeral Mass will be Reverend Michael A. Colagreco, Reverend Monsignor John J. Jagodzinski, Reverend Monsignor Thomas M. Mullin, Reverend Edward A. Windhaus will be the homilist.

Father Zeuner is survived by his sister, Kathleen Thinnes and many nieces and nephews.  Interment will be at Holy Cross Cemetery, Springfield.