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Archdiocesan Priest, Rev. Herbert J. Meyr, Dies

Meyr was a retired archdiocesan priest and former pastor of St. James Parish in Maywood
Chicago (Dec. 23, 2020) – Rev. Herbert J. Meyr, former pastor of St. James Parish in Maywood, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020, at the age of 85.
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Archdiocesan Priest, Rev. Thomas M. Dore, Dies

Dore was pastor emeritus of St. Giles Parish in Oak Park
Chicago (Dec. 18, 2020) – Rev. Thomas M. Dore, pastor emeritus of St. Giles Parish in Oak Park, passed away Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020, at the age of 85.
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Archdiocesan Priest, Rev. Joseph E. Auer, Dies

Auer was a retired priest, former associate pastor at St. Linus Parish in Oak Lawn
Chicago (Dec. 17, 2020) – Rev. Joseph E. Auer, retired priest of the Archdiocese of Chicago and former associate pastor at St. Linus Parish in Oak Lawn, passed away Dec. 14, 2020. He was 89 years old.
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Archdiocesan Priest, Rev. Martin N. Winters, Dies

Winters was a retired priest, professor and television host
Chicago (Dec. 3, 2020) – Rev. Martin N. Winters, retired priest of the Archdiocese of Chicago, Mundelein Seminary professor and former NBC Chicago television host, passed away Saturday, Nov. 28. He was 94 years old.
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Archdiocesan Priest, Rev. John J. Kastigar, Dies

Kastigar was a retired priest and military chaplain
Chicago (Dec. 1, 2020) – Rev. John J. Kastigar, retired priest of the Archdiocese of Chicago and former United States Air Force chaplain, passed away Friday, Nov. 27, at the age of 94.
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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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