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Gretchen H. Cornelis - September 28, 2016

Gretchen H. Cornelis, 40, of Granger, passed away on Wednesday September 28, 2016, in her home. She was born on May 11, 1976, in South Bend, to Jim and Gwen (Hilliard) Sexton. On October 28, 1995 she married Jon Cornelis, who survives. Also surviving are her children, Kaitlynn, Jeremiah and Christian; her parents, Jim (Laurie) Sexton and Gwen (Charles) Ullery; her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Gustaaf and Kathleen Cornelis; four sisters,...

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Claire Anne (Van Horn) Arpasi - September 25, 2016

Claire was born on August 6, 1974, in Niles, Michigan. She attended First Assembly Christian School and graduated from Niles High School and Bethel College. She married David Joseph Arpasi III on November 5, 2002 in Cancun, Mexico. She worked for 1st Source Bank, United Airlines and Liberty Mutual Insurance since graduating from Bethel College. Claire was an avid reader and an accomplished fiber artist and designer. Claire discovered her...

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Thaddeus J. "Ted" Strychalski - September 25, 2016

Thaddeus J. "Ted" Strychalski, 98, of South Bend, passed away on September 25, 2016 at Healthwin Specialized Care Facility, South Bend. He was born on January 16, 1918, in South Bend, to the late Julian J. and Theresa (Grzegorek) Strychalski. On September 27, 1947 he married Patricia "Pat" Sroda. He is survived by his daughter, Bonnie Moore of South Bend, his son, Kenneth (Karen) Strychalski of Cassopolis, MI, a sister, Hildegarde Turner of Fort...

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Rev. Rudolph V. Carchidi, C.S.C. - September 24, 2016

NOTRE DAME, Ind. – Rev. Rudolph V. Carchidi, C.S.C., 89, died at Holy Cross House, Notre Dame, Ind. on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016. He was born on June 30, 1927 in Newark, New Jersey, to Dominic and Teresina (Verano) Carchidi, who immigrated from Southern Italy, the region of Calabria. The 14th of 15 children, Fr. Carchidi attended public high school during World War II, then entered Our Lady of Holy Cross Seminary in North Easton, Mass., the...

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Maria "Mary" C. Tovar - September 24, 2016

Maria C. Tovar, 93, of New Carlisle, IN, passed away at 9:54 a.m. Saturday, September 24, 2016 at Memorial Hospital in South Bend, IN. She was born on November 8, 1922 to the late Manuel and San Juana (Trejo) Peña in Antonio, TX, and has lived in New Carlisle, IN since 2010, coming from Oceanside, CA. Along with her parents; she was preceded in death by her daughter, Herlinda Varela; sons, Steve, Richard, and James Varela; sisters,...

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Brother Louis F. Hurcik, C.S.C. - September 23, 2016

NOTRE DAME, Ind. – Br. Louis F. Hurcik, C.S.C., 83, died at Elkhart General Hospital, Elkhart, IN on Friday, September 23, 2016. Br. Louis was born in Chicago, Ill., on July 8, 1933, to Anthony and Mary (Hartwig) Hurcik. He attended St. Vitus Grade School and St. Ignatius High School, graduating in June of 1950. The next September, he entered the candidate program for Brothers of Holy Cross in North Dartmouth, Mass. In January 1951, he...

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Patricia Ann Neuklis - September 23, 2016

Patricia Ann Neuklis, 75, of South Bend, IN, passed away September 23, 2016 at Dujarie House in Holy Cross Village, Notre Dame, IN. Pat was born to William and Alice (Good) DiBui in Tamaqua, PA, and has lived in South Bend for 46 years. On October 31, 1964, she married Joseph C. Neuklis at St. Jerome Catholic Church in Tamaqua, PA. Survivors include her husband of 52 years; son, Joseph F. Neuklis of South Bend, IN; daughters, Amy (Hugh)...

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Sister M. Joan Elizabeth, C.S.C. (Joan Elizabeth Johnson) - September 18, 2016

Sister Joan Elizabeth's sudden death was a shock to her sisters at Saint Mary's. She was recently sidelined by a fall and recovering well. Otherwise, she was always in motion and resilient. She had 31 years of experience in Catholic elementary and secondary education as a teacher, principal, and curriculum coordinator in Indiana, Illinois, and Michigan. In between she was a regional coordinator for the Sisters of the Holy Cross in the Midwest....

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Kenneth L. Kaufman - September 18, 2016

Father. Friend. Philosopher. Ken Kaufman was all those and more, including a proud member of the United States Marine Corps. Ken left this world on September 17 to join his beloved wife, Colletta, who passed away just two months earlier. He leaves behind a wealth of people who felt blessed to know him and have him in their lives. Born to Henry and Gertrude Kaufman in Rolling Prairie on February 23, 1923, Ken was one of eight children. Growing...

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Sister M. Agnes Anne, C.S.C. (Lillian Cecilia Roberts) - September 16, 2016

Sister Agnes Anne completed 70 years as a Sister of the Holy Cross on the morning of September 16 after two major community feasts and then was called to sit at heaven's banquet. Sister provided both the meal and the environment for wellness and healing as a director of dietetic services locally at Saint Mary's Convent and at Catholic hospitals in Columbus, Ohio; Cairo, Illinois; and Silver Spring, Maryland. She was an energetic valiant woman...

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