Obituaries

Celebrate with us the lives of our Sisters, who have gone before us and have answered God’s call in her own unique way. If you are having trouble finding the obituary of one of our Sisters, please email info@oppeace.org for assistance.


 

Sr. Lillian Kapelewski

kapelewski-lillianDominican Sister of Peace Lillian Kapelewski (90) died at Mohun Health Care Center (Columbus, OH) on January 5, 2017. She was born in 1926 in Amsterdam, OH. In 1943 she entered the Dominican Sisters of St. Mary of the Springs, now the Dominican Sisters of Peace. Continue reading →

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Sr. Deidre Cotter

cotter-deidreDominican Sister of Peace Deirdre Cotter (90) died on January 3, 2017, at Sansbury Care Center (St. Catharine, KY). She was born in 1926 to John and Kathleen Cotter in County Cork, Ireland, and was brought to Massachusetts as a small child. She attended Blessed Sacrament School and Holy Rosary Academy in Watertown, MA, and there she met the Dominican Sisters. Continue reading →

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Sr. Ruth Caspar

caspar-ruthDominican Sister of Peace Ruth Caspar (81) died at Mohun Health Care Center (Columbus, OH) on January 2, 2017. She was born in 1935 in Kansas City, MO. In 1955, she entered the Dominican Sisters of St. Mary of the Springs, now the Dominican Sisters of Peace. Continue reading →

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Sr. Doreen Newton

newton-doreenDominican Sister of Peace Doreen Newton, OP, (94) died at the Akron Motherhouse (OH) on December 29, 2016.

Sr. Doreen was one of five children born to Arthur and Elsie Peins Newton in Akron, OH. She entered the Sisters of St. Dominic of Akron, now Dominican Sisters of Peace, on January 6, 1944, and made religious profession on August 26, 1945. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Education from St. John College in Cleveland in 1956. Continue reading →

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Sr. Ruth Anne Rezek

rezek_ruth-anneDominican Sister of Peace Ruth Anne Rezek (84), a native of Omaha, NE, died on December 11, 2016, at Spring View Hospital, Lebanon, KY.

A Dominican for 61 years, Sr. Ruth Anne earned a Bachelor of Arts in English/History from Siena College (Memphis, TN). She also earned a certificate in Business from Burroughs Business School (Omaha, NE). She ministered as a teacher at St. Patrick (Missouri Valley, IA); St. Cecilia (Hastings, NE); St. Michael (Hastings, NE); St. Joseph (Mattoon, IL); St. John Berchman (Chicago, IL); St. Dominic (Memphis, TN) and St. Philip Neri (Omaha, NE). Sr. Ruth Anne served as bursar at St. Agnes Academy (Memphis, TN). Continue reading →

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