Deacon William Lehman

Class of 1988

Deacon William Lehman, age 87; died Nov. 3. He was ordained in 1988 and served at Divine Savior Parish, Norridge, and St. Francis Borgia Parish. 

Deacon Lehman was a retired U.S. Army Colonel and taught for 40 years in School District 80 in Norridge. 

He is survived by his wife, Darlene, children Bill, Mike and Bob; and seven grandchildren.

Sr. Anne Marie Doran

Teacher, Nurse

Mercy Sister Anne Marie (Bernice, Mary Bertina) Doran, 89, died in Chicago Oct. 25. Born in Chicago, she worked for the Sisters of Mercy while attending Mercy High School, and she entered the community in 1946.

Until 1971, she taught in Catholic grade schools in Chicago and Park Ridge, as well as other areas of Illinois and Wisconsin.

She left teaching to pursue a ministry in health care, and worked as a licensed practical nurse for almost 30 years in what is now known as Presence Health in Aurora, Illinois.

She is survived by siblings Margaret Hastings, Barbara J. Novotny and Richard Doran.

Sr. Ann Mary Cizikas

Educator, Nurse

Sister of St. Casimir Ann Mary Cizikas, 91, died Oct. 17 at Mother Theresa Home in Lemont.

A native of Kenosha, Wisconsin, Sister Ann entered the Sisters of St. Casimir in 1945 and made her final vows in 1953.

She ministered in schools and health care facilities in Illinois, Pennsylvania, Michigan and Nebraska.

In the Archdiocese of Chicago, she served at Our Lady of Vilna School (1959-1962), Providence of God School (1962-1964), St. Casimir School, Chicago Heights (1967-1970), St. Anthony School, Cicero (1970-1972), Loretto Hospital (1978-1983), and the infirmary of the Sisters of St. Casimir (1983-1987).

Sr. Juliana Amenda

Teacher, Physical Therapist

Sinsinawa Dominican Sister Juliana Amenda, 94, died Oct. 10 in Sinsinawa, Wisconsin.

Born in Wisconsin, Sister Juliana made her first religious profession in 1954 and her final profession in 1957. She taught and ministered as a physical therapist in Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota and Iowa.

In the Archdiocese of Chicago, Sister Juliana taught at St. Thomas More (1954-1957).

Deacon James Davis

Class of 1979

Deacon James Davis, 90, of Forest Park, died Nov. 9. He was ordained in 1979 and was retired from minsitering at St. Martin de Porres Parish.

He was born in North Carolina and served two years in the U.S. Army. He married his late wife, Fannie Knox, in 1944. The couple were married for 59 years.

Deacon Davis worked as an officer in the Illinois State Police for 25 years. In 1963, he was baptized Catholic. He sent his children to Catholic schools and was among the first black permanent deacons ordained in the archdiocese.

In retirement, Deacon Davis ministered as a chaplain at Mercy, Cook County and Loretto hospitals and worked as a certified addictions counselor in the community.

Deacon Davis is survived by his children Portia Shaw, Gail Davis and Kevin Davis; 10 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Deacon J. Brendan Foley

Class of 1989

Deacon J. Brendan Foley, 85, died Nov. 8 at Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights. He was ordained in 1989 and served at Our Lady of the Wayside Parish in Arlington Heights.

Born in New Jersey, Deacon Foley served in the Army during the Korean War, graduated from Seton Hall University and was a sales representative for the DuPont and Day-Glo companies.

His greatest enjoyment for the last 30 years was decorating his yard for Halloween.

He is survived by his children Elizabeth Foley-Roland and Brendan “BJ” Foley and his brothers Quentin and Brian Foley.

Fr. Patrick Cecil


Father Patrick Cecil, 64, died Nov. 14 at Skokie Hospital. Father Cecil was pastor of St. Mary of the Woods Parish.

Father Pat, as he was known, was born in Chicago and attended St. John Brebeuf School in Niles and St. Joseph School in Elgin, Illinois, before entering Quigley Preparatory Seminary, and later Niles College Seminary at Loyola University Chicago, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in theater. He graduated from the University of St. Mary of the Lake/Mundelein Seminary and was ordained in 1978.

He served as associate pastor of St. Angela (1978-1984); St. Zachary, Des Plaines (1984-1991); and St. Mary, Buffalo Grove (1992-1996). He was pastor of St. Patrick, Wadsworth (1996-2010) before being named pastor of St. Mary of the Woods.

Father Cecil was a dean in Vicariates I and II and a member of the archdiocesan Priests’ Placement Board.

Father Cecil is survived by his brothers Jim and Bill, and his sisters Janice and Diane.