A funeral Mass was to be celebrated July 26 at Ascension Church in Kettering, Ohio, for Marianist Father Paul Marshall, a top administrator for the Society of Mary (Marianists). He also served as a social worker, teacher, parish pastor and administrator.
Since 2010, Father Marshall had served as assistant for temporalities for the Marianist Provincial Council, which is headquartered in St. Louis. He was visiting Marianist ministries at the time of his death on July 17 in Ranchi, Jharkhand, India. Father Marshall was 66.
A funeral Mass was celebrated July 24 at the Basilica of Our Lady of Sorrows in Chicago for Father Anthony Gaydos, a Servite priest who had served at Seven Holy Founders Parish in Affton.
Father Gaydos, 93, died July 18 at Mary Queen and Mother Center in Shrewsbury.
Born in Weirton, W.Va., he entered the Order of Friar Servants of Mary (Servites) high school minor seminary in Hillside Ill., in 1934. He professed solemn vows as a Servite in 1946 and was ordained a priest in 1948.
A funeral Mass was celebrated July 15 at St. Francis Xavier (College) Church in Midtown St. Louis for Jesuit Father Maurice M. Murray, a math professor who spent more than 30 years in Belize as an educator and parish priest.
A funeral Mass was celebrated July 2 in the School Sisters of Notre Dame Theresa Center chapel in south St. Louis County for Sister Aloise Meurer, a former principal, teacher and Nun Study participant.
Sister Aloise, 98, died June 27 at Anna House at The Sarah Community in Bridgeton from cardiovascular disease. She had participated in The Nun Study through the University of Kentucky and the University of Minnesota -- the last participant from the former St. Louis Province of the School Sisters of Notre Dame.
A memorial Mass was celebrated July 12 at Immaculate Conception Church in Maplewood for La Salette Father Peter D. Kohler, who once served at the parish and served extensively in administration for the La Salette province based in St. Louis. Father Kohler's nephew, Benedictine Father Francis Hein, was the presider and homilist at the Mass and Father Kohler's brother, La Salette Father Lawrence Kohler, concelebrated.