A funeral Mass for Deacon Donald G. Heitert was celebrated April 23 at Ste. Genevieve du Bois Church in Warson Woods.
Deacon Heitert, who was known for his work with low-income and disabled people, died April 15 at age 97.
Born in St. Louis, Deacon Heitert received degrees from Washington University in electrical engineering and from the University of Missouri-St. Louis in education. He worked 43 years as an electrical and physical design engineer at Emerson Electric before retiring in 1985. Deacon Heitert was married to his wife, Florence, for 68 years before her death in 2008.
A funeral Mass for Dominican Sister Alberta Blase was celebrated April 9 at Our Lady of the Rosary Chapel in Sparkill, N.Y. Sister Alberta Blase, 100, died April 3 at Siena Hall of the Dominican Convent in Sparkill.
Born in Maplewood and baptized Catherine Blase, she entered the Dominican Congregation of Our Lady of the Rosary in Sparkill in 1937 and received the name Sister Mary Alberta, professing first vows in 1938 and final vows in 1943.
A funeral Mass for Dominican Father Paul Philibert will be celebrated at 5:30 p.m. Monday, April 25, at St. Dominic Priory, 3407 Lafayette Ave. in St. Louis.
Father Philibert, 79, died April 14 in St. Louis. He was the author of several books and numerous articles on topics such as religious life, Christian faith, priestly spirituality, and St. Thomas Aquinas. Father Philibert had been serving as a senior fellow at Aquinas Institute of Theology in St. Louis. He earlier was the third provincial of the Dominicans' Province of St. Martin de Porres.