Our

“Cloud of Witnesses”

Hebrews 12:1

Necrology of ITEST Members

Name of Deceased

Date of Death

Diocese

Religious Order

Dr. Jérôme Lejeune, Servant of God

April 3, 1994

Archdiocese of Paris, France

 Jérôme LeJeune made enormously important contributions to the field of genetics. Lejeune discovered the cause of Down syndrome, or trisomy 21: a third chromosome in the 21st pair. Dedicating his career to the protection of children with Down syndrome, he grieved that his genetic discoveries were used against the unborn, with a majority of children with a Down syndrome prenatal diagnosis being aborted. “Today, I lost my Nobel Prize in Medicine,” he wrote in a letter to his wife in 1969. He had just received a prestigious award from the American Society of Human Genetics and gave a speech in which he strongly opposed abortion. His work was obviously worth the Nobel Prize in Medicine, but that was not to be. Pope John Paul II appointed Dr. Lejeune to the Pontifical Academy of Science in 1981 and later named him the first president of the Pontifical Academy of Life. Lejeune’s cause for canonization was opened in 2007.​    Servant of God, Jérôme Lejeune, pray for us!

Judith A. Cassilly

July 6, 2020

Archdiocese of St. Louis, Missouri

Dr. Edward R. Kos

April 6, 2020

Diocese of Kansas City – St. Joseph, Missouri

Thomas Blee

October 27, 2019

Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend, Indiana

Joseph Santamaria, MD

June 30, 2019

Archdiocese of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Professor Benjamin F. Abell

February 11, 2019

Archdiocese of St. Louis, Missouri

Robert Morey

January 18, 2019

Archdiocese of San Francisco, California

Rev. Dr. John E. McKenna

May 23, 2018

Archdiocese of Los Angeles, California

Charles E. Ford, PhD

March 19, 2018

Archdiocese of St. Louis, Missouri

Deacon John L. Hubisz, PhD

March 6, 2018

Diocese of Raleigh,      North Carolina

Rev. Donald J. Keefe, SJ

February 27, 2018

Archdiocese of New York, New York

Society of Jesus

Robert T. Jefferson

October 14, 2017

Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend, Indiana

Lawrence Follis

October 2, 2017

Diocese of Charleston, South Carolina

Rev. Daniel Ross, SJ

July 22, 2017

Archdiocese of Taipei, Taiwan

Society of Jesus

Br. William E. Biernatzki, SJ

April 8, 2017

Archdiocese of Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Society of Jesus

Most Rev. O.P. Martin, Bishop

February 16, 2017
Diocese of Belize City and Belmopan, Belize

Rev. Frederick Bliss, SM

February 15, 2017

Diocese of Palmerston North, New Zealand

Society of Mary

Anne E. Bannon, MD

January 30, 2017
Archdiocese of St. Louis, Missouri

Herman L. Kriegshauser

December 31, 2016
Archdiocese of St. Louis, Missouri

Captain Thomas D. Quinn, US Navy (Retired)

December 12, 2016
Diocese of Arlington, Virginia

Allan K. Willingham, D.O.

September 7, 2016
Archdiocese of Omaha, Nebraska

Rev. Robert Dundon, SJ

March 9, 2016
Archdiocese of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Society of Jesus

Dcn. Charles P. Poole, Jr., PhD

November 1, 2015
Diocese of Charleston, South Carolina

Br. Lawrence Bradford, OSB

September 15, 2015
Archdiocese of Kansas City, Kansas
Order of St. Benedict

Sr. Mary Ellen Murphy, RSM

July 27, 2015
Archdiocese of Hartford, Connecticut
Religious Sisters of Mercy

Most Rev. Francis George, OMI, Cardinal Archbishop

April 17, 2015
Archdiocese of Chicago, Illinois
Missionary Oblates of Mary

Most Rev. Guiseppe Pittau, SJ, Archbishop

December 26, 2014
Archdiocese of Tokyo, Japan
Society of Jesus

Rev. Philibert Hoebing, OFM

December 5, 2014
Diocese of Springfield, Illinois
Order of Friars Minor

Rev. Harry A. (Bert) Akers, SJ

July 17, 2014
Diocese of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Society of Jesus

Stephen Veazey

July, 2014
Diocese of Northampton, England

Rev. Walter Nesbit, SJ

May 13, 2014
Archdiocese of St. Louis, Missouri
Society of Jesus

John E. (Jack) Dunsford

April 14, 2014
Archdiocese of St. Louis, Missouri

Most Rev. Fortunatus M. Lukanima, Archbishop

March 12, 2014
Archdiocese of Arusha, Tanzania

Captain Frank A. Andrews, PhD, US Navy (Retired)

February 22, 2014
Archdiocese of Baltimore, Maryland

Rev. Miguel Lorente, SJ

2014
Archdiocese of Madrid, Spain
Society of Jesus

Evelyn Billings, MD

February 16, 2013
Archdiocese of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Francis J. (Frank) Pollnow, Jr.

April 12, 2012
Archdiocese of St. Louis, Missouri

Marie C. Sherman

March 31, 2012
Archdiocese of St. Louis, Missouri

Margaret McClear, PhD

March 25, 2012
Diocese of Dallas, Texas

Rev. Angelo Serra, SJ

January 20, 2012
Archdiocese of Rome,    Italy
Society of Jesus

Sr. Leo Rita Volk, FSM

September 11, 2011
Archdiocese of St. Louis, Missouri
Franciscan Sisters of Mary

Rev. Msgr. Louis F. Meyer

May 14, 2011
Archdiocese of St. Louis, Missouri

Robert E. Miller

August 1, 2010
Diocese of Kansas City – St. Joseph, Missouri

Dr. Kandiah Shivanandan

July 5, 2010
Archdiocese of Washington, D.C.

Rev. Francis L. Pedrotti, SJ

May 10, 2010
Archdiocese of St. Louis, Missouri
Society of Jesus

Rev. Joseph Daniel Cassidy, OP

March 28, 2010
Diocese of Providence, Rhode Island
Dominican Friars

Lauren Dauernheim, PhD

March 13, 2010
Archdiocese of St. Louis, Missouri

Rev. Ernest P. (Ernie) Spittler, SJ

January 10, 2010

Diocese of Cleveland, Ohio

Society of Jesus

Ana R. Ballesteros

October 25, 2009
Archdiocese of St. Louis, Missouri

Robert Greenley,       Former Director of ITEST

July 21, 2009

Archdiocese of St. Louis, Missouri

Sr. Claire Tynan, CSJP

June 20, 2009
Archdiocese of Newark, New Jersey
Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace

Donald Leavitt

December 31, 2008
Archdiocese of St. Louis, Missouri

Peter E. Hodgson, PhD

December 8, 2008
Archdiocese of Birmingham, England

Leon S. Pedrotti, PhD

August 19, 2008
Diocese of Austin, Texas

Lorna Bergin

August 19, 2008
Archdiocese of Wellington, New Zealand

William J. Monahan, Jr.

August 5, 2008
Archdiocese of St. Louis, Missouri

Sr. Rosemary Connell, CSJ

May 20, 2008
Archdiocese of St. Louis, Missouri
Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet

Rev. Albert Moraczewski, OP

May 1, 2008
Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, Texas
Dominican Friars

Sr. Antonia Marie Guerrieri, MM, MD

February 13, 2008
Archdiocese of New York, New York
Catholic Foreign Mission Society of America (Maryknoll)

William Witherspoon

January 22, 2008
Archdiocese of St. Louis, Missouri

Rev. Lawrence Barry, SJ

October 10, 2007

Archdiocese of St. Louis, Missouri

Society of Jesus

Thomas J. Davin, Jr., Esquire

June 13, 2007
Archdiocese of St. Louis, Missouri

Br. Raphael Prendergast, OCSO

June 9, 2007
Archdiocese of Louisville, Kentucky
Order of Cistercians of the Strict Observance (OCSO)

Leo Hohnstedt

June 6, 2007
Diocese of Springfield, Illinois

Most Rev. Marion F. Forst, Bishop

June 2, 2007
Archdiocese of Kansas City, Kansas

Justice Charles B. Blackmar

January 20, 2007
Diocese of Kansas City – St. Joseph, Missouri

Rev. Eugenio Matis, SJ

2007
Archdiocese of Taipei, Taiwan
Society of Jesus

Dr. John F. Hall

2007

Diocese of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Margaret Ohrman

November 21, 2006

Archdiocese of St. Louis

Dr. D. Bruce Merrifield

May 14, 2006

Archdiocese of Newark, New Jersey

Rev. Robert Brungs, SJ, Co-founder of ITEST

May 8, 2006
Archdiocese of St. Louis, Missouri
Society of Jesus

Most Rev. James Hickey, Cardinal Archbishop

October 24, 2004

Archdiocese of Washington, D.C.

Rev. Eugene Dehner, OSB

September 7, 2004

Archdiocese of Kansas City, Kansas

Order of St. Benedict

John T. Matschiner, PhD, Co-founder of ITEST

2004

Archdiocese of Omaha, Nebraska

Rev. Walter Ong, SJ

August 12, 2003

Archdiocese of St. Louis, Missouri

Society of Jesus

Dr. Ralph Kinsella, Jr.

July 29, 2003

Archdiocese of St. Louis, Missouri

Rev. Robert Bertram, PhD

March 13, 2003

Lutheran Church Missouri Synod, St. Louis, Missouri

Most Rev. James Hoffman, Bishop

February 8, 2003

Diocese of Toledo, Ohio

Michael G. Murphy, MD

2003

Diocese of Belleville, Illinois

James Blackburn

2003

Archdiocese of New York, New York

Rev. Jorge Hoyos, SJ

2003

Archdiocese of Bogotá, Colombia

Society of Jesus

Rev. Lloyd Lopez, PhD

2003

Diocese of Belize City-Belmopan, Belize

Hazel Roberts

2003

Archdiocese of St. Louis, Missouri

Lee Carter

2002

Archdiocese of St. Louis, Missouri

Mabel Meyer

2002

Archdiocese of St. Louis, Missouri

Rev. Paul Reinert, SJ

July 22, 2001

Archdiocese of St. Louis, Missouri

Society of Jesus

Most Rev. Francis R. Rush, Archbishop

July 21, 2001

Archdiocese of Brisbane, Australia

Rev. William Nichols, SJ

May 2, 2001

Archdiocese of Detroit, Michigan

Society of Jesus

Rev. Leo J. Haigerty

April 30, 2001

Diocese of Lafayette, Indiana

Most Rev. Mark Hurley, Bishop

February 5, 2001

Diocese of Santa Rosa, California

Dr. Robert Doyle

2001

Diocese of London, Ontario, Canada

Most Rev. Daniel Sheehan, Archbishop

October 24, 2000

Archdiocese of Omaha, Nebraska

Joseph P. Windham, MD

2000

Diocese of Toledo, Ohio

Rev. Florentino Idoate, SJ

2000

Archdiocese of San José de Costa Rica

Society of Jesus

Virgil Meyer

2000

Archdiocese of St. Louis, Missouri

Roman Saliwanchik

January 22, 1999

Diocese of St. Augustine, Florida

Paul Ohrman

1999

Archdiocese of St. Louis, Missouri

Rev. Julian Rubio, SJ

1999

Archdiocese of Oviedo, Spain

Society of Jesus

Rev. Vincent Daues, SJ

1999

Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph, Missouri

Society of Jesus

James McFadden

1999

Archdiocese of New York, New York

Dr. Richard Zinsmeister

December 18, 1998

Archdiocese of Cincinnati, Ohio

Most Rev. John Carberry, Cardinal Archbishop

June 17, 1998

Archdiocese of St. Louis, Missouri

Dr. Virginia Harrison

 1998

Archdiocese of St. Louis, Missouri

Neil Dewan

 1998

Diocese of Sale, Victoria, Australia

Sr. Margaret Mary Jarvis, FSM

October 21, 1997

Archdiocese of St. Louis, Missouri

Franciscan Sisters of Mary

John E. Kinney

October 6, 1997

Diocese of Lansing, Michigan

Professor Russell Barta

September 20, 1997

Archdiocese of Chicago, Illinois

Most Rev. Timothy Harrington, Bishop

March 23, 1997

Diocese of Worcester, Massachusetts

Frances H. Shea

1997

Diocese of Providence, Rhode Island

Dr. Joseph Stanton

1997

Archdiocese of Boston, Massachusetts

Dr. Charles B. Belt

May 7, 1996

Archdiocese of St. Louis, Missouri

Felix Albani

1996

Archdiocese of Mendoza, Argentina

Most Rev. Glennon Flavin, Bishop

August 27, 1995

Diocese of Lincoln, Nebraska

Dr. John Bergin

July, 1995

Archdiocese of Wellington, New Zealand

Most Rev. William G. Connare, Bishop

June 12, 1995

Diocese of Greensburg, Pennsylvania

Rev. Walter A. Markowicz

April 20, 1995

Archdiocese of Detroit, Michigan

Professor Wayne Kraft

1995

Diocese of Allentown, Pennsylvania

Dr. Conrad Bonifazi

1995

Diocese of Santa Rosa, California

Mary Matschiner

1995

Archdiocese of Omaha, Nebraska

Rev. Paul Quay, SJ

October 10, 1994

Archdiocese of Chicago, Illinois

Society of Jesus

Most Rev. John L. May, Archbishop

March 24, 1994

Archdiocese of St. Louis, Missouri

Most Rev. Cletus O’Donnell, Bishop

August 31, 1992

Diocese of Madison, Wisconsin

Rev. Bernard Perera

July, 1992

Archdiocese of Colombo, Sri Lanka

W. Jim Neidhardt

1992

Archdiocese of Newark, New Jersey

Rev. James Meara, SJ

1992

Archdiocese of St. Louis, Missouri

Society of Jesus

Dr. Eric Seal

1992

Archdiocese of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Most Rev. Bernard J. Wallace, Bishop

November 8, 1990

Diocese of Rockhampton, Australia

Rev. Donald MacLean, SJ

November 13, 1989

Archdiocese of Boston, Massachusetts

Society of Jesus

Rev. Joseph A. McCallin

July 25, 1980

Archdiocese of St. Louis, Missouri

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