Deacon Thomas Carvlin

Class of 1977

Deacon Thomas R. Carvlin, 97, died Oct. 21.

He was ordained in 1977 and served at the former Ascension-St. Susanna Parish, now part of Lord of Mercy Parish, in Harvey.

Deacon Carvlin served in France and Germany during and after World War II, including showing Holocaust footage to German citizens.

He met his wife of 71 years, “Tommy,” after moving to Chicago. At the Chicago Tribune, he was national news editor during the Nixon administration and the 1968 Democratic Convention.

He is survived by his wife, Maureen Evanne (nee Thomas); sister Joyce Murphy; children Mary Carvlin, Peter Carvlin, Anne Bridges, Martha Carvlin, Monica Regan and Elizabeth Carvlin Fuesel; 14 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

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Br. Al Kuntemeier


Marianist Brother Al Kuntemeier, 92, died Oct. 13 in San Antonio, Texas.

Born in St. Louis, Missouri, Brother Al was in religious life for 75 years.

He taught at Marianist high schools in Missouri and Indiana and served as vocation director for his province before teaching, coaching and serving as a counselor at St. Michael High School in Chicago (1972-1976).

He then taught and coached at high schools in Oklahoma and Texas, retiring from teaching in 2014 at 83 to serve the Marianist Residence Community in San Antonio and as chaplain to the St. Mary’s University tennis team.

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Sr. Patricia Crowley

Administrator, activist

Benedictine Sister Patricia (Patrick) Crowley, 84, died Oct. 14 at St. Scholastica Monastery.

She was born and raised in Wilmette and attended St. Joseph School. She entered the Benedictine Sisters of Chicago in September 1958 and made her final vows in 1965.

She taught at St. Lambert, Skokie; Queen of All Saints; and St. Scholastica Academy. She also served as executive director of the Howard Area Community Center, Deborah’s Place and Chicago Continuum of Care; prioress of the Benedictine Sisters of Chicago; and board president of Bethany House of Hospitality. She was a spiritual director and ministered to homeless women through the Ignatian Spirituality Project.