Obituaries

Obituary | Sr. Patricia Keating, OP

A funeral Mass was celebrated for Sparkill Dominican Sister Patricia Keating May 2 at Our Lady of the Rosary Chapel in Sparkill, N.Y.

Sister Patricia, 74, died April 27 at Siena Hall in Sparkill.

Born in Bronx, N.Y., Sister Patricia entered the Dominican Congregation of Our Lady of the Rosary in Sparkill in 1960 and received the name Sister Kevin Michael. She professed first vows in 1962 and final vows in 1967.

Sr. Mary Judith Orf, CPPS

The funeral Mass for Sister Mary Judith Orf, CPPS, was held April 24 in St. Joseph Chapel at the Sisters of the Most Precious Blood motherhouse in O'Fallon. Sister Mary Judith died April 20 at Mount Carmel Senior Living in O'Fallon. She was 91.

Born on Sept. 7, 1925, in Flint Hill, Sister Mary Judith was the eighth of Alphonse and Elizabeth Orf's eleven children. She entered the Sisters of the Most Precious Blood in 1944 and professed vows in 1947. She was to celebrate the 70th anniversary of her profession on June 4.

Obituary | Sr. Kara Ryan, SSND

A memorial Mass for Sister Kara Ryan was celebrated April 6 in the School Sisters of Notre Dame Theresa Center chapel in south St. Louis County.

Sister Kara died March 23 at Maria Health Care Center in Baltimore. She was 81 and a former teacher, computer programmer and professor.

Deacon Thomas A. Buhr Sr.

A funeral Mass for Deacon Thomas A. Buhr Sr. was held March 25 at St. Joseph Church in Manchester. Deacon Buhr died March 23. He was 78.

Pittsburgh Steelers chairman Dan Rooney, lifelong Catholic, dies at 84

PITTSBURGH — Dan Rooney, a beloved Pittsburgh icon as longtime chairman of the Pittsburgh Steelers, died April 13 at age 84 after a brief illness.

He was remembered by sports figures and church leaders alike for his humility and leadership.

In his nearly eight decades with the Steelers, the team won six Super Bowl titles. Rooney also served as U.S. ambassador to Ireland from 2009 to 2012.

Obituary | Fr. Joseph R. Monahan

A memorial Mass for Father Joseph R. Monahan was celebrated April 5 in the chapel at Mary Queen and Mother Center in Shrewsbury. Father Monahan died March 28 at age 80.

Born in Philadelphia, Pa., Father Monahan attended St. Joseph Preparatory High School and St. Charles Seminary in Philadelphia. He was ordained in 1962 in Philadelphia by Cardinal John Krol and incardinated into the Archdiocese of St. Louis in 1980.

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