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Priest Necrology December

      Deceased clergy who have served the Diocese of Gary.

December 1, 1959 -   Rev. Wilfred P. Mannion, St. Luke, Gary

December 1, 2007 -   Rev. Francis Lazar (Retired)

December 3, 1979 -   Rev. Msgr. Leo P. Hildebrandt, P.A., St. Mary, Griffith

December 3, 1993 -   Rev. Chester P. Zurawiec, Immaculate Heart of Mary, Kingsford Heights (Retired)

December 4, 1995 -   Rev. Anthony J. Suelzer, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Hammond (Retired)

December 4, 2000 -   Rev. Msgr. Ralph G. Hoffmann (Retired)


December 9, 2012 - Deacon James Haugh, St. Stanislaus, Holy Trinity (Croatian), East Chicago

December 13, 1987 - Rev. Joseph J. Mosko

December 13, 1989 - Deacon Robert A. Fischer, Jr., St. Joseph, Hammond

December 14, 1960 - Rev. Msgr. Michael Abraham, Sacred Heart, Michigan City

December 14, 1996 - Rev. Msgr. Casimir E. Senderak (Retired)

December 18, 1993 - Rev. Andrew C. Topor, St. John Cantius, East Chicago (Retired)

December 19, 1963 - Rev. Msgr. Alfred W. Reinig, St. Mary, Michigan City

December 19, 2011 - Rev. Thomas Gannon, S.J., Heartland Center (Retired)

December 21, 2000 - Rev. Msgr. Albert H. Van Nevel (Retired)

December 22, 1956 - Rev. Conrad Stoll, St. Thomas Aquinas, Knox

December 23, 2000 - Rev. Edward C. Homco, St. John the Baptist, Whiting (Retired)

December 24, 2002 - Rev. John Bargielski (Retired)

December 25, 1971 - Rev. Michael C. Gadacz, Holy Family, Gary (Retired)

December 25, 1972 - Deacon John P. Beda, St. James, Highland

December 26, 1967 - Rev. Msgr. Francis J. Jansen, P.A., St. Joseph, Hammond (Retired)

December 26, 1976 - Rev. John P. Zubak, Assumption, East Chicago

December 27, 1956 - Rev. Msgr. Francis X. Guerre, St. Mark, Gary

December 27, 2011 - Rev. John Minnich (Retired)

December 28, 2002 - Rev. Patrick J. Connolly, St. Michael, Schererville


December 28, 2012 - Deacon Charles (Chuck) Patrick, Our Lady of Grace, Highland

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