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In Memoriam

May 17, 2022

Reverend Francis W. Voellmecke died on Sunday, May 15, 2022, in Cincinnati, Ohio.  He was born on October 6, 1935, in Cincinnati.  He did his preparatory studies for two years at St. Gregory Seminary, Cincinnati and received a Ph.B. and S.T.L. from Gregorian University, Rome.  He was ordained on December 20, 1959, at the Chapel of the North American College in Rome by Archbishop Martin J. O’Connor, Rector . . .

May 9, 2022

Reverend James J. O’Connor died on May 4, 2022, in Celina, Ohio. He was born on June 26, 1928, in Fayetteville, Ohio. He did his preparatory studies at St. Gregory Seminary and studied theology at Mount St. Mary’s Seminary of the West, Norwood. He was ordained on . . .

April 21, 2022

Deacon John Gobbi, a Deacon of the Archdiocese, died on Tuesday April 12, 2022 at his home in Fort Myers, Florida, where he was living with his granddaughter. He was 90 years old. Deacon John was ordained on June 22, 1985 . . .

April 12, 2022

Deacon John R. Collins, a Deacon of the Archdiocese, died on Saturday, April 9, 2022, following an short illness. He was 79 years old. Deacon John was ordained April 28, 2007 by Archbishop Daniel E. Pilarczyk. He was assigned to St. Joseph and St. Raphael parishes in . . .

March 28, 2022

Reverend Michael F. Leshney died on Sunday, March 27, 2022, in Cincinnati, Ohio. He was born on November 15, 1945, in Cincinnati. He did his preparatory studies at St. Gregory Seminary and . . .

November 3, 2021

Deacon Elmer H. Fischesser, a Deacon of the Archdiocese, died on Thursday, October 14, 2021, following an eight-month illness. He was 77 years old. Deacon Elmer was ordained June 20, 1987 by Archbishop Daniel E. Pilarczyk. His first assignment was at. . .

October 4, 2021

Deacon Raymond J. Kroger, a Deacon of the Archdiocese, died on Thursday, September 30, 2021. He was 85 years old. Deacon Ray was ordained to the Permanent Diaconate on July 3, 1982.  He was assigned to . . .

September 17, 2021

Deacon James L. Geraci, a Deacon of the Archdiocese, died on Thursday, September 9, 2021. He was 84 years old. Deacon Jim was ordained to the Permanent Diaconate on November 17, 1990.  He was assigned to. . .

July 21, 2021

Reverend Joseph E. Beckman died on Tuesday, July 20, 2021, in Cincinnati, Ohio. He was born on November 5, 1921, in Hamilton, Ohio. He did his preparatory studies at St. Gregory Seminary, Cincinnati and studied theology at Mount St. Mary’s Seminary of the West, Norwood. He was ordained on May 29, 1954 . . .