Catholic Courier

Posted: July 7, 2009

Last Updated: January 25, 2016

Obituaries

 

July 5, 2016
Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel, 87
Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel, 87

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Elie Wiesel, a Holocaust survivor, Nobel Peace Prize recipient and prolific author who died July 2 at age 87 in his New York home, has been remembered in tributes from around the world for standing up for human dignity and for being a witness to the world of the atrocities of the Holocaust.

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June 16, 2016
Gordie Howe, 'Mr. Hockey,' 88
Gordie Howe, 'Mr. Hockey,' 88

Family, friends and fans crowded into the Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament June 15 to pay tribute to the life of "Mr. Hockey," Detroit Red Wings legend Gordie Howe.

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June 6, 2016
Muhammad Ali, 74
Muhammad Ali, 74

Muhammad Ali leaves an indelible mark on the world not only as a fighter and athlete but as a man of faith, courage and generosity.

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May 26, 2016
St. John XXIII's aide, oldest member College of Cardinals, dies at 100
St. John XXIII's aide, oldest member College of Cardinals, dies at 100

The former secretary to a saint and the oldest member of the College of Cardinals died May 26 at the age of 100.

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May 13, 2016
Father William J. Gordinier, 83
Father William J. Gordinier, 83

Father William J. Gordinier, whose 58-year priesthood in the Diocese of Rochester included a nearly 20-year pastorate at St. Mary Church in Geneseo, died May 12, 2016, at the Sisters of St. Joseph Motherhouse in Pittsford. 

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May 2, 2016
Father Daniel Berrigan, advocate for justice, peace, poor, dies at 94
Father Daniel Berrigan, advocate for justice, peace, poor, dies at 94

Jesuit Father Daniel Berrigan, an early critic of U.S. military intervention in Vietnam who for years challenged the country's reliance on military might, died April 30. He was 94.

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