Category Archives: Obituary

Obituary ~ January 3, 2017

Let us keep the souls and the families of the faithful departed in our prayers: Mr. Michael Kosiba Mr. Michael Kosiba, 66, former diocesan chair of the Committee on Catholic Scouting, passed away in the Lord on Wednesday, December 14, 2016, while at Tampa General Hospital.  Mike and his wife, Judy were parishioners of Christ… Read More

Obituary ~ December 19, 2016

  Mr. Ronald J. Pacana Mr. Ronald J. Pacana, 65, husband of Mrs. Kim Pacana, Secretary at the Tribunal Office, passed away on December 6, 2016.   Mr. Pacana is survived by wife, Kim; children, Nicole (Ron), Heather (Steve), Eric (Katie); three grandchildren; loving siblings. Funeral Mass was celebrated on December 16 at Light of Christ… Read More

Obituary ~ December 5, 2016

Reverend Elmer McDonald (1924 – 2016) We recently learned of the passing of Reverend Elmer McDonald, 92, a retired priest of the Diocese of Rochester, on Sunday, December 4, 2016.  Father McDonald spent most of his retirement years in the Diocese of St. Petersburg, providing assistance to St. John Vianney Parish, St. Pete Beach and serving as… Read More

Obituaries ~ November 14, 2016

Let us keep the souls and the families of the faithful departed in our prayers: Mary Ellen Hansma Mrs. Hansma, retired from St. Lawrence Catholic School, Tampa, passed away November 4, 2016 at Melech Hospice House in Tampa.   A lifelong educator, Mrs. Hansma and family moved to Tampa in 1969, where she began a 35… Read More

Obituaries ~ November 7, 2016

Reverend Brian J. Miller, T.O.R. Father Miller, 91,  of the Third Order Regular Franciscans of the Province of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, died November 6, 2016 at St. Francis Friary – Mt. Assisi, Loretto, Pennsylvania after an illness.  He was born March 4, 1925 in Braddock, PA. In 1992, Fr. Brian transitioned into… Read More

Obituaries ~ October 24, 2016

Let us keep the souls and the families of the faithful departed in our prayers: Reverend Michael J. Morris, Ch., Lt. Colonel, USAF, retired Word has reached the Chancellor’s Office that Father Michael Morris, age 54, passed away Sunday , October 23, 2016 after a long battle with cancer in Rockwal, Texas, where his brother… Read More

Obituaries ~ October 17, 2016

Mrs. Carolyn Lanier We received word that Mrs. Carolyn Lanier, mother of Father Fred McGuire (deceased), passed away peacefully October 14, at a nursing home in Cincinnati, OH. Her funeral is Tuesday, October 18, at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church in Trenton, OH where the family has worshiped for many years. Condolences to Carolyn’s… Read More

Obituaries ~ September 26, 2016

Rosalind Hoffman, mother of Debbie Sosnicki, Office Manager,  Our Lady of Fatima Parish Mrs. Hoffman passed away on September 23, 2016.  Funeral services will be held on Friday, September 30th.  Visitation is from 11:00 AM – to 12:45 PM in the Chapel at Our Lady of Fatima Parish, and the funeral Mass is at 1:00… Read More

Obituaries ~ June 13, 2016

Mrs. Linda Holtfreter We received word of the recent passing of Mrs. Linda Holtfreter, 69, sister of Father David Engbarth, a retired priest of the Diocese of Rockford, Illinois, residing and assisting in the Diocese of St. Petersburg. A Memorial Mass for Mrs. Holtfreter was held today, June 13, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Cecelia Catholic Church,… Read More