Notice of Death of Archdiocesan Deacon
Deacon Ralph Gutman, a Deacon of the Archdiocese, died on Saturday, December 5, 2020. He was 76 years old.
Deacon Gutman was ordained to the Permanent Diaconate on April 27, 2013. He was assigned to Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Parish, Dayton, upon ordination. He transferred to St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Centerville in 2019. He served the Archdiocese as a permanent deacon for seven years.
Deacon Gutman is survived by his wife, Mary, and their children.
Visitation and funeral arrangements are being limited to family because of current COVID concerns. The Mass of Christian Burial will take place at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church on Saturday, December 12, 2020. Presider will be Rev. Lawrence Mierenfeld and the concelebrant will be Rev. Brian Phelps. The deacon community will be represented by Deacon Chris Rauch and Deacon Roger Duffy.
The family gratefully acknowledges the many warm condolences of his brother deacons, the extended parish and Archdiocesan communities and many friends.
Please keep the repose of the soul of Deacon Gutman in your prayers, as well as peace and comfort for his wife, Mary, and their family.