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Archdiocesan Priest, Rev. L. Jerome Parrish, Dies

Rev. Parrish was Associate Pastor of St. Denis Parish on St. Louis Avenue in Chicago
Chicago, IL (November 14, 2017) – Rev. L. Jerome Parrish, 62, died at his sister’s home on November 8, 2017. Rev. Parrish was on a medical leave from ministry and was the associate pastor of St. Denis Parish on St. Louis Avenue in Chicago. Rev. Parrish had been on a long-term medical leave since 2005 and he spent the last year of life with his sister, Addrene, on the south side of Chicago.
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Archdiocesan Priest, Rev. Donald J. Lund, Dies

Rev. Lund was Pastor Emeritus of Good Shepherd Parish on Kolin Avenue
Chicago, IL (November 3, 2017) – Rev. Donald J. Lund passed away on October 29, 2017 at Woods Crossing in Brodhead, Wis., Rev. Lund had lived near his family in Davis, Wis., since his retirement in 2010. He was 74 years old.
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Archdiocesan Priest, Rev. Joseph A. Pastick, Dies

Rev. Pastick was Associate Pastor of Our Lady of the Wayside Parish in Arlington Heights
Chicago, IL (October 24, 2017) – Rev. Joseph A. Pastick, 94, passed away on Thursday, October 19, 2017, at Southern Pines Healthcare Center, New Port Richey, Fla. Rev. Pastick’s last assignment in the Archdiocese of Chicago was as associate pastor of Our Lady of the Wayside Parish in Arlington Heights.
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Archdiocesan Priest, Rev. Arthur J. Olsen, Dies

Rev. Olsen was Associate Pastor of St. Emily Parish in Mt. Prospect
Chicago, IL (October 24, 2017) – Rev. Arthur J. Olsen passed away unexpectedly on October 16, 2017 at St. Benedict Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Niles, where he was recovering from surgery. Rev. Olsen was most recently the associate pastor of St. Emily Parish in Mt. Prospect. He was 53 years old.
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Archdiocesan Priest, Rev. Joseph Chen-Sheng Lee (Ly), Dies

Rev. Lee was a Former Associate Pastor of St. Ferdinand Parish in Chicago
Chicago, IL (August 24, 2017) – Rev. Joseph Chen-Sheng Lee (Ly), 89, passed away at Presence Saint Benedict Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Niles on Sunday August 20, 2017. Rev. Lee was most recently Associate Pastor at St. Ferdinand Parish on Barry Avenue until 1992, and then was a resident at St. James Parish on Fullerton Avenue until he retired in 1998.
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Archdiocesan Priest, Rev. Daniel J. Sullivan, Dies

Rev. Sullivan was the former Pastor of St. Gerard Majella Parish in Markham
Chicago, IL (August 21, 2017) – Rev. Daniel Joseph Sullivan passed away on Wednesday, August 16, at Holy Family Villa in Palos Park. He was 91 years old. Fr. Sullivan was most recently the Pastor at St. Gerard Majella Parish in Markham until his retirement in 1996.
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Archdiocesan Priest, Rev. John E. Tilford, Dies

Rev. Tilford was Associate Pastor of St. Michael the Archangel Parish in Chicago
Chicago, IL (August 17, 2017) – Rev. John Edward Tilford passed away on Monday, August 14, at Palos Community Hospital in Palos Heights. Fr. Tilford, Associate Pastor at St. Michael the Archangel Parish in Chicago, was 76 years old.
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Archdiocesan Priest, Rev. Ronald John Lewinski, Dies

Rev. Lewinski was the Co-Director of the Archdiocese of Chicago’s Department of Parish Vitality and Mission
Chicago, IL (July 24, 2017) – Rev. Ronald John Lewinski passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, July 19 in the rectory at St. Theresa Parish, Palatine. Rev. Lewinski, the Co-Director of the Department of Parish Vitality and Mission, was 71 years old.
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Archdiocesan Priest, Rev. Charles J. Kouba, Dies

Pastor Emeritus of Saints Cyril and Methodius Parish in Chicago
Chicago, IL (July 14, 2017) – Fr. Charles J. Kouba passed away in the afternoon of July 13, at Presence Saint Benedict Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Niles. Fr. Kouba, Pastor Emeritus of SS. Cyril and Methodius Parish (S. Hermitage Ave. in Chicago, now closed), was 93 years old. He would have turned 94 in three weeks.
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Archdiocesan Priest, Rev. Robert A. Cross, Dies

Pastor Emeritus of Ascension Parish in Oak Park
Chicago, IL (June 10, 2017) – Rev. Robert Ambrose Cross passed away in the morning of June 9, at Belmont Village Senior Living, Oak Park. Fr. Cross, Pastor Emeritus of Ascension Parish in Oak Park, was 90 years old.
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