The Catholic University of America


We invite the campus community to remember the members of our university family who have recently died in your personal prayers.  The next Memorial Mass is Monday, October 6, 2014 at 5:10 p.m. in Caldwell Chapel.

+Catherine Serra, accountant, Theological College, passed away Sept. 22, 2014.  Visitation will be held on Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Borgwardt Funeral Home, 4400 Powder Mill Road, Beltsville, MD  20705.  Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Sept. 26, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Hugh of Grenoble Catholic Church, 135 Crescent Road, Greenbelt, MD  20770.  Letters of condolence may be sent to Mr. Patrick Serra and family, c/o Ms. Donna Leo, Treasurer, Theological College, Inc., 401 Michigan Avenue, NE, Washington, DC  20017.
 
+Thomas Mastroianni, B.S., M.S., Mus.D., and professor emeritus, passed away Sept. 19, 2014.  Letters of condolence may be sent to his wife, Mary Ann Mastroianni and his family c/o Dr. Grayson Wagstaff, Dean and Director, Latin American Music Center, The Benjamin T. Rome School of Music, Room 115, Ward Hall, CUA. 
 
+Michelene (Mickey) Schreiber, sister-in-law of Sr. Margaret Schreiber, O.P., Professor, School of Theology & Religious Studies, passed away on Sunday, September 14, 2014. Letters of condolence may be sent to the family c/o of Sr. Margaret Schreiber, O.P., School of Theology and Religious Studies, Room 416, Caldwell Hall, CUA.
 

+John Edward McCormack, the father of Deacon Ed McCormack, Counseling Associate, School of Theology and Religious Studies and Formation Faculty, Theological College, died on August 3, 2014.   Letters of condolence may be sent to Rev. Mr. Ed McCormack, Ph.D., Theological College, 401 Michigan Avenue, NE, Washington, DC   20017.

+Brian Hackman, 2009 B.A. alumnus, passed away September 1, 2014.  Letters of condolence may be sent to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Hackman, c/o Stretch Funeral Home, 236 East Eagle Road, Havertown, PA  19083.

+Robert J. Tracy, 1959 B.A.E. alumnus, passed away August 11, 2014. 

We invite the campus community to remember the members of our university family who have recently died in your personal prayers.  The next Memorial Mass is Monday, September 8, 2014 at 5:10 p.m. in Caldwell Chapel.

+Katrenia M. Davis, former Sgt. Campus Police, Department of Public Safety, passed away May 27, 2014.

+Thomas D. Eller, 1969 B.S. alumnus, passed away July 30, 2014.

+Walter Lenel, 1995 M.M. alumnus, passed away June 29, 2014.

+Joseph Crumlish, 1948 Ph.D. alumnus, passed away August 28, 2014.  Friends will be received at Pumphrey’s Bethesda-Chevy Chase Funeral Home, 7557 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda, MD on Thursday, September 4 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.  Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Church of the Annunciation, 3810 Massachusetts Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. on Friday, September 5, 2014 at 11:00 a.m.

+Frances Z. Orzechowski, 1951 B.S.N alumna passed away August 26, 2014.  Letters of condolence may be sent to her daughter, Ms. Laurie Sciller, 9408 NW Newgate Drive, Johnston, OH  50131. 

+John Joseph McNerney, 1950 B.C.E. & 1956 M.C.E. alumnus, passed away June 13, 2014.  Letters of condolence may be sent to his son, Mr. Neal McNerney, c/o Francis J. Collins Funeral Home, Inc., 500 University Blvd. West, Silver Spring, MD  20901.

+Sr. Mary Anne Huddleston, IHM, 1948 M.S. & 1951 Ph.D. alumna passed away August 2, 2014.  Letters of condolence may be sent to the IHM Sisters, 610 West Elm Avenue, Monroe, MI  48162.

+Francis J. Della Fera, brother-in-law of Rev. Richard DeLillio, OSFS, Clinical Associate Professor, School of Theology and Religious Studies, passed away on Monday, August 19, 2014.  Condolences may be sent to his son Mr. Joseph Della Fera, 3 Saddle Court, Landenberg, PA 19350 or to Rev. Richard R. DeLillio,OSFS, 1409 Kearny St NE, Washington, D.C. 20017.

+Evelyn E. Brown, grandmother of Richelle Platter, Manager of Student Records & Registration in the School of Architecture & Planning passed away August 19, 2014.  The wake at 10:00 a.m., followed by the Home Going Service at 11:00 a.m. will be held on Thursday, August 28, 2014 at the Stuart Funeral Home, 4001 Benning Road NE, Washington, DC 20019.  The internment will be held at Harmony Memorial  Park, Hyattsville, MD.  Letters of condolence may be sent to Ms. Richelle Platter, School  of Architecture and Planning, Room 101 Crough Center, CUA.

+Ione Mary Engelland, mother of Dr. Brian Engelland, Associate Dean, School of Business & Economics, passed away August 17, 2014. The funeral service will be held on August 22, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. at Epiphany Cathedral, 350 Tampa Avenue W., Venice, FL 34285.  Letters of condolence may be sent to Dr. Brian Engelland, School of Business & Economics, Room 309, McMahon Hall, CUA.

+Jean A. Adams, mother of Suzanne McCarthy, Assistant Vice President for University Relations, passed away Friday, July 4, 2014. Letters of condolence may be sent to Ms. Suzanne McCarthy, President’s Office, Nugent Hall, CUA. 

+Mercedes J. McCarthy, mother-in-law of Suzanne McCarthy, Assistant Vice President for University Relations, passed away Friday, August 1, 2014. Funeral arrangements are not available at this time.  Letters of condolence may be sent to Ms. Suzanne McCarthy, President’s Office, Nugent Hall, CUA.

+Alison Morra, wife of Thomas Morra, Lecturer, Department of Drama, passed away  Saturday, August 2, 2014. The funeral service will be held on Friday, August 8, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at Opequon Presbyterian Church, 217 Opequon Church Ln, Winchester, VA 22602   Letters of condolence may be sent to Mr. Thomas Morra, c/o Lisa Zurer, Room 107, Department of Drama, CUA.
 
+Marilyn L. Mack, mother of Dr. Michael Mack, Associate Professor, Department of English, passed away on Tuesday, August 5, 2014. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, August 8, 10:00 a.m. at St. Paul of the Cross Catholic Church, 10970 Jack Nicklaus Drive, North Palm Beach, FL   33408. Condolences may be sent to Dr. Michael Mack, Department of English, Room 323, Marist Hall, CUA.
 

+Juan Diego Rivera Portillo, father of Blanca Moreno, Custodian, Custodial Services, passed away on July 16, 2014. The funeral services will be held in El Salvador. Letters of condolence may be sent to Ms. Blanca Moreno Power Plant Room 200, CUA.

+Eustolia Campos, grandmother of Crystal Campos-Rosales, New Initiatives, Communications and Events Coordinator, The School of Theology and Religious Studies, passed away July 11, 2014.  Letters of condolence may be sent to Ms. Crystal Campos-Rosales, Room 113, Caldwell Hall, CUA.

+Harold Joseph Jesse, step-grandfather of Jared Vibbert, Assistant to the Dean, School of Theology and Religious Studies,  passed away  on July 9, 2014. A memorial service will be held 2:00 pm, Saturday, July 19, 2014 at the First United Methodist Church of  Hendersonville, NC.  Letters of condolence may be sent to Mr. Jared Vibbert, Caldwell Hall, Room 113, CUA.

+Stephen M. Goldman, Distinguished Lecturer, Columbus School of Law, passed away July 10, 2014.  Funeral service will be held on Thursday, July 17, 2014 at 12:00 noon at St. John’s Episcopal Church – Georgetown Parish, 3240 “O” Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20007.  Letters of condolence may be sent to his wife, Allison Feierabend, 9615 Linden Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814.

+Joseph L. Tobin, 1950 J.D. alumnus, passed away January 13, 2014.

+Karen Goodwin, Adjunct Professor and School of Business and Economics Advisory Board member, passed away June 30, 2014.  A service was held July 12 at St. Catherine Laboure Catholic Church in Wheaton, MD.  Letters of condolence may be forwarded to her son, Mr. Nicholas Reid Goodwin, c/o George P. Kalas Funeral Home, 2973 Solomons Island Rd. Edgewater, MD  21037.

+ Mrs. Rita Jacob Kavalam, mother of Lizy Kannarkat, Senior Director of Accounting & Financial Reporting  in the Finance Department, passed away on June 29, 2014. The funeral was held last Thursday, July 3, 2014, in Changnacherry, Kerala, India. Letters of condolence may be sent to Mrs. Lizy Kannarkat, Room 151, Leahy Hall, CUA.

+Patricia Schneider, sister of Rev. Robert Kaslyn, S.J., Dean, Canon Law, passed away June, 28, 2014.  The funeral Mass will be celebrated July 2, 2014 at 10.00 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Church, 900 Darlington Avenue, Mahwah, New Jersey  07430 followed by internment at Maryrest Cemetery, 770 Darlington Avenue, Mahwah, NJ  07430.  Letters of condolence may be sent to her husband, Mr. Randall Schneider,
26 Ferndale Lane, Hardyston, N.J. 07419.

+Sue Montgomery, aunt of Professor Edward Cook, Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Semitic and Egyptian Languages and Literatures, passed away June 19, 2014.  A memorial service will be held on June 27, 2014 at Orchard Hills Baptist Church, Garland, Texas  75041.  Letters of condolence may be sent to Professor Edward Cook, Semitics, 038 Mullen Library, CUA.

+Rev. David Power, OMI, Professor Emeritus and former Chair of the Theology Department, passed away June 19, 2014.  Funeral services were held earlier today.  Letters of condolence may be sent to Rev. James Flavin, OMI, Oblate Residence, 486 Chandler St., Tewksbury, Massachusetts   01876.

+Frank Trenholm Lyman III, brother of Sarah Lyman Kravits, 1991 MFA alumna, passed away June 21, 2014.  Letters of condolence may be sent to Ms. Sarah Lyman Kravits, 276 Gregory Avenue, West Orange, NJ  07052-4440.

+Jamie Roberts, staff member and assistant coach, Catholic University Athletics, passed away June 13, 2014.

Rev. Francis T.  Gignac, S.J., retired Ordinary Professor, School of Theology & Religious Studies, passed away June 4, 2014.  Letters of condolence may be sent to Fr. John Libens, SJ, Superior, Colombiere Conference and Retreat Center, 9075 Big Lake Rd., Clarkston, Michigan 48346.

+Teresa R. Staudt, mother of Dr. Loretta Staudt, Medical Director, Student Health Services, passed away June 1, 2014.  The wake will be held Thursday, June 5, 2014, from 2:00-4:00 p.m. and 7:00-9:00 p.m. at Bryant Funeral Home, 411 Old Town Rd., Port Jefferson Station, NY  11733.  The Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, June 6, 2014, at 10:45 a.m. at St. Gerard Majella Church, 300 Terryville Road, Port Jefferson Station, NY 11776.  Letters of condolence may be sent to Dr. Loretta Staudt, Medical Director, Student Health Services, CUA.

+Timothy Schaffer, son of Carol Schaffer, retired Assistant Director, Enterprise Applications, CPIT, passed away May 24, 2014.  Letters of condolence may be sent to Ms. Carol Schaffer, 1236 Pinecrest Circle, Silver Spring, MD   20910.

+Dr. Raymond Steimel, former Dean of the School of Education, Director of Admissions and Associate Professor of Psychology, died on May 31, 2014.  Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Jane Frances de Chantal Catholic Church, 9601 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda, on Saturday, June 7, 2014 at 10:00 am.  Letters of condolence may be sent to his wife, Mrs. Jane Steimel, Maplewood Park Place, 9707 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda, MD 20814.

+Margaret Paxton, mother of Jennifer Paxton, Assistant Director, University Honors Program and Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of History, passed away June 1, 2014.  Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at Holy Trinity Church, 3513 N St. NW, Washington, DC  20007.  Letters of condolence may be sent to Dr. Jennifer Paxton, Assistant Director, Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of History, Room 112A, McMahon Hall, CUA.

+Ronald Witczak, father of Rev. Michael Witczak, associate professor, School of Theology and Religious Studies, passed away May 20, 2014.  Letters of condolence may be sent to Fr. Michael Witczak, School of Theology and Religious Studies, Room 412, Caldwell Hall, CUA.

+Alexander Maximus Christie, infant son of Angelina Nikitenko Christie, assistant professor, School of Business and Economics, who passed away May 25, 2014. Visitation will take place at 9:45 a.m. followed by the funeral service at 10:30 a.m. at St. Nicholas Cathedral, Orthodox Church in America, 3500 Massachusetts Ave., N.W., Washington DC 20007 on Friday, May 30, 2014. Letters of condolence may be sent to the family c/o DeVol Funeral Home, 2222 Wisconsin Ave., N.W., Washington, DC 20007.  Those wishing to send flowers, please honor the family’s request for white flowers only.   

+Daniel P. Lyons, 2003 B.A. alumnus passed away May 17, 2014.  The viewing will be held Wednesday, May 21, from 6-8 p.m. at Neill Funeral Home, 3401 Market St. Camp Hill.  The Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, May 22, at 10:30 a.m. at Good Shepherd Catholic Church, 3435 Trindle Rd., Camp Hill, PA  17011.  Letters of condolence may be sent to his wife, Mrs. Hanna Lyons, c/o Neill Funeral Home, Inc., 3401 Market Street, Camp Hill, PA 17011. 

+Theopista Namuli Galiwango, mother of Anne Mukunya, graduate student, School of Business and Economics passed away May 11, 2014. The viewing will be held at 11:00 a.m. followed by the Funeral Mass at 12:00 noon on Saturday, May 17, 2014 at St. John the Evangelist Church, 10103 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20902.  Letters of condolence may be sent to Ms.  Anne Mukunya, 11101 Georgia Ave, #421, Silver Spring, MD 20902.

+Clifford William Paul Pecknold, father of Dr. Chad C. Pecknold, Associate Professor of Theology, passed away on Sunday, April 27, 2014. The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on May 5 at Blessed Sacrament Church in Seattle, Washington. Condolences may be sent to his son, Dr. Chad Pecknold, School Of Theology and Religious Studies, Caldwell Hall 106, CUA.

+Rev. Patrick Granfield, O.S.B., Professor Emeritus, Passed away April 22, 2014.  The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Anselm’s Abbey on Wednesday, April 30.  Letters of condolence may be sent to St. Anselm’s Abbey, 4501 South Dakota Avenue, NE, Washington, DC   20017.  
 
+James L. Buechele, brother of Rev. Andrew Buechele, VSL Scientist, VSL, passed away on Wednesday, May 7, 2014.  The funeral Mass will be held at St. Jerome Catholic Church, 8825 Kempwood Drive, Houston, TX  77080 at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 13, 2014.  Condolences may be sent to his wife, Mrs. Mara Buechele, 9316 Livernois Rd., Houston, TX   77080 or Rev. Andrew C. Buechele, Ph.D.,  VSL, 409 Hannan Hall, CUA.  
 

Father Jude DeAngelo, OFM Conv.
University Chaplain and Director of Campus Ministry

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

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