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Archdiocesan Priest, Rev. James A. Colleran, Dies

Fr. Colleran was Pastor Emeritus of St. Mary of the Lake Parish on N. Sheridan Road in Chicago
Chicago, IL (June 7, 2018) – Rev. James A. Colleran, pastor emeritus of St. Mary of the Lake Parish on N. Sheridan Road in Chicago, died on June 2, 2018, at the age of 80. He was a resident at The Admiral at the Lake nursing home. Fr. Colleran was born on November 7, 1937, in Chicago. He attended St. Ignatius Elementary School and Quigley Preparatory Seminary both in Chicago, and earned a master’s degree at the University of St. Mary of the Lake/Mundelein Seminary in Mundelein, Ill., in 1962.
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Archdiocesan Priest, Rev. John J. Rochford, Dies

Fr. Rochford was Pastor Emeritus of St. Emeric Parish in Country Club Hills, Ill.
Chicago, IL (June 6, 2018) – Rev. John J. Rochford, pastor emeritus of St. Emeric Parish in Country Club Hills, Ill., passed away on June 1, 2018, at Palos Community Hospital in Palos Heights, Ill. He was 96 years old. Fr. Rochford was born on December 15, 1921 in Chicago. He attended St. Joachim School and Quigley Preparatory Seminary, both located in Chicago. In 1946, he earned a master’s degree at the University of St. Mary of the Lake/Mundelein Seminary in Mundelein, Ill.
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Archdiocesan Priest, Rev. John W. Tapper, Dies

Fr. Tapper was Pastor Emeritus of St. Ansgar Parish in Hanover Park, Ill.
Chicago, IL (June 4, 2018) – Rev. John W. Tapper, pastor emeritus of St. Ansgar Parish in Hanover Park, Ill., passed away on May 20, 2018. He was 82 years old. Fr. Tapper was born on March 9, 1936 in Chicago. He attended St. Genevieve School in Chicago, and Quigley Preparatory Seminary in Chicago. He earned a bachelor of Sacred Theology at the University of St. Mary of the Lake/Mundelein Seminary in Mundelein, Ill., in 1959.
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Archdiocesan Priest, Rev. James T. O’Connor, Dies

Fr. O’Connor was Pastor Emeritus of St. Hugh Parish, Lyons, Ill.
Chicago, IL (May 1, 2018) – Rev. James T. O’Connor, pastor emeritus of St. Hugh Parish in Lyons, Ill., passed away on April 27, 2018. He would have turned 90 years old on June 10. Fr. O’Connor was born in 1928 in Chicago. He attended St. Francis Xavier School in La Grange, Ill., and Quigley Preparatory Seminary in Chicago. He earned a master’s degree at the University of St. Mary of the Lake/Mundelein Seminary in Mundelein, Ill., in 1953.
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Archdiocesan Priest, Rev. Gerald F. Mulcahy, Dies

Fr. Mulcahy was most recently Pastor of St. Patricia Parish in Hickory Hills, Ill.
Chicago, IL (April 26, 2018) – Rev. Gerald F. Mulcahy, 81, died on April 23, 2018. He was most recently pastor of St. Patricia Parish in Hickory Hills, Ill. Fr. Mulcahy was born on October 14, 1936 in Chicago. He attended St. Frances of Rome School in Cicero, Ill., and Quigley Preparatory Seminary in Chicago. He earned a bachelor’s degree at the University of St. Mary of the Lake/Mundelein Seminary in Mundelein, Ill.
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Archdiocesan Priest, Rev. Dennis S. Riley, Dies

Fr. Riley was Pastor Emeritus of St. Angela Parish on Potomac Street in Chicago
Chicago, IL (April 26, 2018) – Rev. Dennis S. Riley, 66, passed away on April 15, 2018. He was Pastor Emeritus of St. Angela Parish on Potomac Street in Chicago. Fr. Riley was born on June 9, 1951 in Chicago and was ordained to the priesthood on May 9, 1979 by John Cardinal Joseph Cody, Archbishop of Chicago.
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Archdiocesan Priest, Rev. Ronald J. Gollatz, Dies

Fr. Gollatz was most recently Pastor at Transfiguration Parish in Wauconda, Ill.
Chicago, IL (April 23, 2018) – Rev. Ronald J. Gollatz, 72, died on April 17, 2018. He was most recently the Pastor of Transfiguration Parish in Wauconda, Ill., from 2007 to 2016 at which time he retired. Fr. Gollatz was born on April 5, 1946 in Chicago. He attended Our Lady of Help of Christians School and Quigley North, both in Chicago. He earned a bachelor’s degree at DePaul University in Chicago in 1968 and a master’s degree in Divinity at the University of St. Mary of the Lake/Mundelein Seminary in 1972 in Mundelein, Ill.
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Archdiocesan Priest, Rev. Ronald C. Lewandowski, Dies

Fr. Lewandowski was most recently Associate Pastor at St. Patrick Parish, Wadsworth, Ill.
Chicago, IL (April 11, 2018) – Rev. Ronald C. Lewandowski, 80, passed away on April 6, 2018. He was most recently the Associate Pastor at St. Patrick Parish, Wadsworth, Ill. until his retirement in 2008.
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Archdiocesan Priest, Rev. John F. Krebs, Dies

Fr. Krebs was Pastor Emeritus of St. Bede Church in Ingleside, Ill.
Chicago, IL (March 8, 2018) – Rev. John F. Krebs, 86, passed away on his birthday, February 28, 2018. He was the Pastor Emeritus of St. Bede Church in Ingleside, Ill. Fr. Krebs was born in 1932 in Chicago. He attended St. Mary of the Lake School and Quigley Preparatory Seminary, both in Chicago.
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Archdiocesan Priest, Rev. Robert J. Kash, Dies

Fr. Kash was Pastor Emeritus of St. Fabian Church in Bridgeview, Ill.
Chicago, IL (March 2, 2018) – Rev. Robert J. Kash, 92, passed away on February 27, 2018. He was the Pastor Emeritus of St. Fabian Church in Bridgeview, Ill. Fr. Kash was born on September 16, 1925 in Chicago. He attended St. Bruno Catholic School in Chicago and Quigley Preparatory Seminary in Chicago.
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