Obituaries

Obituary | Sr. Mary Jane Paolella, ASCJ

The funeral Mass for Sister Mary Jane Paolella, ASCJ, was celebrated March 28 at Mount Sacred Heart Chapel in Hamden, Conn. Sister Mary Jane died March 26 at Sacred Heart Manor in Hamden. She was 71 years old and a professed Apostle of the Sacred Heart of Jesus for 50 years.

Obituary | Deacon George A. Tichacek

The funeral Mass for Deacon George A. Tichacek was celebrated April 5 at St. Catherine Laboure Church in Sappington.

Deacon Tichacek, 99, died April 1. A St. Louis native, he married Josephine Grana in 1946. They were married nearly 44 years before her death. Deacon Tichacek was a World War II Army veteran, serving primarily in the Pacific Theater. Prior to retirement, Deacon Tichacek had a career in communications and photography. He owned Tichacek Photography from 1950-84.

Obituary | Sister Mary Bede Weldele, RSM

The funeral Mass for Sister Mary Bede Weldele, RSM, was celebrated March 22 at Catherine's Residence Chapel in Frontenac. Sister Mary Bede died on March 20 at Catherine's Residence following a brief illness. She was 86 years old and had been a Sister of Mercy for 67 years.

Obituary | Father John V. Kerber

The funeral Mass for Father John V. Kerber was to have been celebrated April 5 at Holy Infant Church in Ballwin. Father Kerber died March 28 at Mother of Good Counsel Home in Northwoods. He was 85 years old and had been an archdiocesan priest for 60 years.

Born in St. Louis, Father Kerber attended Cathedral Latin School, St. Louis Preparatory Seminary and Kenrick Seminary. He was ordained March 22, 1958, by then-Archbishop Joseph E. Ritter.

Obituary | Father Robert Warsey, OSM

The funeral Mass for Father Robert Warsey, OSM, was celebrated March 15 at Annunciata Church in Chicago. Father Warsey died March 9 at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, Ill. He was 67 years of age, a friar for 36 years and priest for 33 years.

Obituary | Sister Rose Marie Flamm, SSND

The funeral Mass for Sister Rose Marie Flamm was celebrated March 13 at the School Sisters of Notre Dame's Theresa Center chapel in south St. Louis County. Sister Rose Marie died March 7 at Anna House in Bridgeton. She was 90, and a former teacher, assistant treasurer and finance staff member.

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