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Archdiocesan Priest, Rev. Ronald E. Scarlata, Dies

Scarlata was pastor emeritus of St. James Parish in Highwood
Chicago (Nov. 5, 2020) – Rev. Ronald E. Scarlata, pastor emeritus of St. James Parish in Highwood, passed away Nov. 1, 2020, at the age of 81. Scarlata was born on March 7, 1939, in Chicago. He attended St. Ignatius High School and Quigley Preparatory Seminary in Chicago and the University of St. Mary of the Lake/Mundelein Seminary for his philosophical and theological studies in Mundelein.
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Centenarian Archdiocesan Priest, Rev. Charles R. Meyer, Dies

Meyer was senior professor emeritus at St. Mary of the Lake/Mundelein Seminary in Mundelein and the oldest priest of the Archdiocese of Chicago
Chicago (Oct. 19, 2020) – The Rev. Monsignor Charles R. Meyer, STD, senior professor emeritus at St. Mary of the Lake/Mundelein Seminary in Mundelein, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020, two weeks after turning 100 years old.
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Archdiocesan Priest, Rev. Donald J. Fenske, Dies

Fenske was pastor emeritus of Our Lady of Knock Parish in Calumet City
Chicago (Oct. 15, 2020) – Rev. Donald J. Fenske, pastor emeritus of former Our Lady of Knock Parish (now known as Our Lady of Knock Worship Site of Jesus, Shepherd of Souls Parish) in Calumet City, served in many parishes before retiring. Fenske, 88, passed away on Monday, Oct. 12, 2020.
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Archdiocesan Priest, Rev. William J. Costello, Dies

Costello was former associate pastor of St. Eugene Parish in Chicago
Chicago, IL (Aug. 28, 2020) – Rev. William J. Costello, retired priest of the Archdiocese of Chicago and former associate pastor of St. Eugene Parish in Chicago passed away Sunday, Aug. 23. He was 82.
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Archdiocesan Priest, Rev. Joseph T. Cook, Dies

Cook was associate pastor of St. Linus Parish in Oak Lawn, Ill.
Chicago, IL (Aug. 21, 2020) – Rev. Joseph T. Cook, associate pastor of St. Linus Parish in Oak Lawn, Ill., passed away Monday, Aug. 17, 2020, a few days after turning 61 years old.
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Sister Carol Frances Jegen, BVM, Dies

Jegen, a religious sister for the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, is remembered as a pioneer in religious education and Jewish-Christian relations
Chicago, (July 22, 2020) – Sister Carol Frances Jegen, BVM, a retired religious sister for the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary and former professor of religion and peace studies at Mundelein College and Loyola University in Chicago, passed away on July 7, 2020, at Marian Hall in Dubuque, Iowa at the age of 94. She is considered a pioneer in religious education and Jewish-Christian relations on behalf of the Archdiocese of Chicago.
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Archdiocesan Priest, Rev. John E. Flavin, Dies

Flavin was a former pastor of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish in Glenview, Ill.
Chicago, IL (June 2, 2020) – Rev. John E. Flavin, retired priest of the Archdiocese of Chicago and former pastor of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish in Glenview, Ill., passed away Saturday, May 30, 2020, at the age of 83.
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Society of the Divine Word Priest, Fr. Jerzy (George) Gawlik, Dies

Gawlik was pastor of St. Joseph the Worker Parish in Wheeling, Ill.
Chicago, IL (June 2, 2020) – Fr. Jerzy (George) Gawlik, SVD, priest of the Society of the Divine Word and pastor of St. Joseph the Worker Parish in Wheeling, Ill., passed away Friday, May 29, 2020 at the age of 66.
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Archdiocesan Priest, Rev. Anthony M. Talarico, Dies

Talarico was former pastor of Holy Ghost Parish in South Holland, Ill.
Chicago, Ill. (May 4, 2020) – Rev. Anthony M. Talarico, retired priest of the Archdiocese of Chicago and former pastor of Holy Ghost Parish in South Holland, Ill., passed away Thursday, April 30, 2020, at the age of 75. Talarico passed just short of the 50th Jubilee of his ordination.
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Archdiocesan Priest, Rev. Ronald H. Anglim, Dies

Anglim was pastor emeritus of St. Peter Parish in Antioch, Ill.
Chicago, IL (March 10, 2020) – Rev. Ronald H. Anglim, pastor emeritus of St. Peter Parish in Antioch, Ill., passed away Saturday, March 7, 2020, at the age of 81.
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