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, September 8, 2014 at 5:10 p.m. in Caldwell Chapel.

+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.

+ 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.

+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, assistant 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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