Fr. Robert Hertweck, (Cupertino, California), 78, died December 10, 2010. May he rest in peace. Fr. Bob first encountered the Marianists at North Catholic High School in Pittsburgh and went on to serve in Africa for nearly four decades.
Fr. Jim Mifsud, (Cupertino, California), 75, died September 29, 2010. May he rest in peace. Fr. Jim began his Marianist life as a teacher and served in Korea for 13 years. Fr. Jim served at Queen of Apostles parish in San Jose from 1985-2008. During his time there, he founded a program that helps citizens with troubled pasts find employment.
Fr. Lee Sciarrotta, (Mercy Siena, Dayton), 74, died September 23, 2010. May he rest in peace. Fr. Lee began his Marianist life as a teacher and later went on to serve as the first pastor at St. Jude Parish in Langwarrin, Australia. Fr. Lee returned to the United States in 1988 and served as pastor at Emmanuel Parish in Dayton until 2010.
Fr. Raymond Kacirk, (Detroit, Michigan) 80, died September 6, 2010. May he rest in peace. Fr. Ray began his Marianist life as an educator and later went on to receive a masters and law degree. Along with practicing law pro bono, Fr. Ray was also a licensed social worker and served as an administrator at a halfway house for recovering alcoholics.
Fr. Thomas Schoen, (Mercy Siena, Dayton), 77, died April 14, 2010. May he rest in peace. Fr. Thomas served for nearly 50 years at the University of Dayton, where he was known as Mr. IT. Fr. Thomas is credited with helpingpioneer the Computer Science Department at UD, which he chaired for 17 years.
Fr. Thomas Hogan, (Cupertino, Calif.), 92, died March 28, 2010. May he rest in peace. Fr. Thomas was a high school teacher and administrator and served for more than two decades as a theology professor and department chair, chaplain and dean of students at Chaminade University of Honolulu. He also served as president of the Saint Louis-Chaminade Education Center Corporation.
Fr. Eldon Reichert, (Mercy Siena, Dayton), 87, who died March 20, 2010. May he rest in peace. Fr. Eldon was a teacher, guidance counselor and administrator. He was a teacher and headmaster of Chaminade Secondary School in Malawi for 10 years and served at Aquinas High School in Nairobi, Kenya. Fr. Eldon was director of the guidance department and assistant principal at St. Joseph High School in Cleveland. In his later years, he served at the Christian Life Center and St. Aloysius parish in Cleveland.
Fr. Jack Russi, 71, died June 20, 2011. Fr. Jack was a Catholic educator for over four decades and also served as provincial for the former Marianist Province of the Pacific. His brothers remember him as a genuine person and a leader.
Bro. Pierre Weitkamp, 82, died March 19, 2011. Bro. Pierre served as an administrator at various Catholic schools across the Province. He enjoyed Texas and was at Nolan Catholic High School for many years.
Bro. Francis Singler, 94, died February 21, 2011. Bro. Francis was a Catholic educator for nearly five decades. Much of his service was spent in his hometown of St. Louis, particularly at St. Mary’s High School.
Fr. Cy Middendorf, 87, died February 19, 2011. Fr. Cy spent much of his service in the Dayton, Ohio, area, serving as the director of campus ministry at UD and as a chaplain at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. Fr. Cy had a Ph.D. in theology.
Bro. Robert Minges, 89, died February 12, 2011. Bro. Robert was a long-time teacher in several Marianist schools. He also oversaw the construction of St. John Vianney High School in St. Louis and Daniel J. Gross Catholic High School in Omaha.
Bro. James Billo, (San Antonio, Texas), 85, died January 13, 2011. Bro. James did not join the Catholic church until he was 48 and took his first vows as a Marianist shortly after. Bro. James spend most of his Marianist life serving at St. Mary’s University in his home state of Texas.
Bro. James Abel, (Dayton, Ohio), 78, died Janurary 6, 2011. Bro. James dedicated most of his life to teaching students at Purcell High School in Cincinnati, Ohio. He also coached drama and cross country.
Bro. James Pieper, (San Antonio, Texas), 90, died January 6, 2011. Bro. James served as a teacher and librarian for the Marianists across the United States. He also worked as a parish director of religious education.
Bro. Ray McQuade, (San Antonio, Texas), 80, died January 4, 2011. Bro. Ray served as an English teacher in the United States and Puerto Rico and earned a Ph.D. in English from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Fr. Dave Schuyler, 79, died November 19, 2012. He was a canon lawyer and skilled administrator who served in numerous positions for the Marianists as well as for several Catholic dioceses. He also was a friend to many and a warm and gentle soul.
Fr. Tom Stanley, 91, died November 15, 2013. He was considered a giant in the Society of Mary, having served in the Marianist Generalate, as rector of the Catholic University of Puerto Rico and as an area coordinator for Africa.
Fr. Norbert Brockman, 79, died March 29, 2013. He was an educator, an author and a Marianist administrator whose long career included professorships at the University of Dayton and St. Mary’s University.
Bro. Joe Mariscalco, 84, died February 22, 2013. He served the Marianists as a printer and as a caregiver for his fellow brothers. He will be remembered for his service to his community and his commitment to prayer.
Fr. Gus Biehl, 88, died February 10, 2013. He was a teacher, retreat center administrator and chaplain, serving mostly in the St. Louis area. He will be remembered for his outgoing personality, his sense of humor and his love of writing.
Fr. Michael Barber, 73, died November 17, 2014. Fr. Mike was a high school teacher who later served as a parish priest in rural Mexico. An accident in 2009 left him paralyzed, but his faith remained steadfast.
Bro. Richard (Dick) Olsen, 76, died February 22, 2014. Bro. Dick was a gifted mechanical drawing teacher who spent more than two decades in Africa. He ministered as a massage therapist in the second half of his career.
Fr. John (Jack) McGrath, 80, died December 26, 2015. Fr. Jack was a scholar and leader within the Society of Mary. Among his many accomplishments, he served as Provincial of the former New York Province.
Bro. D. Leo Willett, 90, died November 14, 2015. Bro. Leo was a high school teacher, guidance counselor and administrator for four decades. He was the founding principal of Gross Catholic High School in Omaha, Nebraska.
Bro. James Wisecaver, 73, died October 17, 2015. A creative and energetic man, Bro. Jim ministered as a high school teacher and principal, a college professor and member of the Marianist vocations team.
Bro. Charles Cummiskey, 91, died September 9, 2015. Bro. Charles was a chemistry professor and university administrator who served at St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, Texas, for more than five decades.
Fr. George Abmayr, 87, died March 31, 2015. Fr. George was a high school teacher and librarian who served mostly in Ohio. He is remembered for his dedication to prayer and to the schools where he ministered.