Sr. Mary Jane Schallert


Sister Mary Jane (Marie William) Schallert, 93, died July 21 in Adrian, Michigan.

Born in Detroit, she was in the 74th year of her religious profession. Sister Mary Jane ministered in elementary and secondary education in Michigan, Illinois, Florida, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic and the Bahamas.

In the Archdiocese of Chicago, she taught at St. Matthew (1942-1944), Queen of Angels (1944 -1945) and St. Nicholas of Tolentine (1945-1947).

Sr. M. Andrea Puchalski


Franciscan Sister of Chicago M. Andrea (Hedwig Clara) Puchalski, 95, died July 17

Born in New York state, she went to school in Cleveland, Ohio and encountered the Franciscan Sisters of Chicago when she was 7 years old, and she entered the congregation in 1934 at the age of 13. She professed her perpetual vows in 1944.

Sister M. Andrea served as a licensed practical Nurse, an Xray technician and a laboratory technician in various places. In the Archdiocese of Chicago, she served as a sacristan at St. Stanislaus Bishop and Martyrs in Chicago, at St. Joseph Home, and at Mother Theresa Home in Lemont. In 2004, Sister M. Andrea returned to Our Lady of Victory convent and became manager of the gift ship manager of the convent gift shop, a position she held until she retired in 2012.

Deacon James Temple

Class of 1984

Deacon James Temple, 80, died July 27. He was ordained in 1984 and served at St. Barnabas Parish.

He was proud of having baptized all six of his grandchildren, according to family members.

He is survived by his wife, Joan; children Celine Walsh, Joan Holowaty and Jim Temple; his six grandchildren; and his sister, Connie Larsen

Deacon Mitchell Szady

Class of 1979

Deacon Mitchell Szady, 97, died July 24. He was ordained in 1979 and served for more than 27 years at St. Stanislaus Bishop and Martyr Church before retiring in 2006.

Deacon Szady was a long-time chaplain at Mercy Hospital. He and his late wife, Florence, were mentors to many deacons during their formation. He worked as a medical laboratory administrator for 25 years at Rush- Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Hospital. He was a veteran of World War II, was a member of the Knights of Columbus, taught Polish classes and was a Silver Beaver Award winner with the Boy Scouts.

Deacon Szady is survived by his sons, Mitchell and Patrick, five grandchildren and six grandchildren.