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Fr. Joseph Pastick

Associate pastor

Father Joseph Pastick, 94, died Oct. 19 at Southern Pines Healthcare Center, New Port Richey, Florida. Father Pastick’s last assignment in the Archdiocese of Chicago was as associate pastor of Our Lady of the Wayside Parish, Arlington Heights. 

Father Pastick was born in Chicago and attended St. Andrew School, Quigley Preparatory Seminary and the University of St. Mary of the Lake/Mundelein before being ordained in 1949. 

He was assistant pastor at St. Felicitas (1949-1956); Annunciation (Wabansia Avenue) (1956-1961); St. Mary, Buffalo Grove (1961-1964); St. George, Tinley Park (1964-1969); and St. Richard (1969-1975). He served as associate pastor at Our Lady of Humility, Beach Park; St. Emily, Mount Prospect (1980-1987) and at Our Lady of the Wayside, Arlington Heights (1987-1993).

In 1993, he retired from active ministry in the Archdiocese of Chicago and relocated to Florida, where he assisted at Our Lady Queen of Peace Parish, New Port Richey. He retired as sacramental minister in 2011, when he moved to Springhill, Florida. 

He is survived by his brother, Jerry Pastick.

Fr. Donald Lund

Pastor emeritus

Father Donald Lund, 74, died Oct. 29 at Woods Crossing in Brodhead, Wisconsin. Father Lund had lived near his family in Davis, Wisconsin, since his retirement in 2010. 

Born in Chicago, Father Lund attended Our Lady of Grace School and Quigley Preparatory Seminary in Chicago and the University of St. Mary of the Lake/Mundelein Seminary before being ordained in 1969. 

Father Lund served as assistant pastor at St. Mark Parish (1969-1976) and St. John the Evangelist Parish in Streamwood (1976-1982). He continued his ministry as associate pastor at St. Philomena Parish on Cortland Avenue (1982-1983) and as pastor at Good Shepherd (1983-2003). Later, Father Lund served as associate pastor at St. Joseph, Round Lake (2003-2010), and was named pastor emeritus of Good Shepherd in 2010.

He is survived by his brothers John, Robert, James, Kenneth and Joseph and by numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Deacon John Nolan

Class of 1985

Deacon John Nolan, 77, died Oct. 25. He was ordained in 1985 and served at St. Julian Eymard Parish. Elk Grove Village.

He is survived by his wife, Patricia; children Michael Nolan, Julie Hake and Kevin Nolan; eight grandchildren; and his brothers, Bill and Jim Nolan.

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Sr. Renee Miller

Educator, pastoral minister

Sister of Christian Charity Renee (Hester) Miller, 101, died Sept. 20 at Sacred Heart Convent, Wilmette.

Born in Evanston, she attended Mallinckrodt High School. A few months before graduation she asked to enter the convent, and she entered the candidacy 1935. She made her first vows in 1938 and began teaching in Iowa. She later taught at St. Aloysius (1951-1964) and St. Isaac Jogues, Niles (1967-1969).

In 1971, Sister Renee returned to the motherhouse in Wilmette where she served as sacristan of the chapel. In 1978, she moved to St. Margaret Mary Convent and served as housekeeper and minister of Communion. A year as a teacher’s aide at St. Teresa School in Chicago followed.  

Sister Renee’s next assignment (1982-1987) was to St. Theresa Convent in Palatine, where she was church sacristan, seamstress and a visitor to the sick. In 1987, Sister Renee moved to Sacred Heart Convent, where she again served as sacristan and helped with the driving.

A marked change in Sister Renee’s ministry began in 1994, when she moved to Josephinum Convent in Chicago; she spent one year as a volunteer at a local hospital. In 1995, Sister Renee took up pastoral ministry at Sacred Heart Convent in Wilmette. In 2001, she retired from active ministry, but continued helping with light duties.

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Sr. Myra Beltz


Sister of Christian Charity Myra (Evelyn) Beltz, 96, died Oct. 11 at Sacred Heart Convent, Wilmette.

Born in Chicago, Sister Myra attended St. Aloysius School and Josephinum High School before entering the novitiate of the Sisters of Christian Charity in 1940.

She ministered as a teacher and school principal in Iowa, Missouri, Minnesota and Louisiana, as well as Illinois. In the Archdiocese of Chicago, she taught at St. Aloysius (1960-1966). She moved to Josephinum Convent in 2000 and assisted with the literacy program for a year. In 2001 she was transferred to Sacred Heart Convent.  

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Fr. Sigmund Jamroz


Maryknoll Father Sigmund S. Jamroz died Oct. 19 in Santa Cruz, Bolivia. He was 79 years old and a Maryknoll priest for 51 years.

Born in Poland, Father Jamroz moved to Chicago with his family as a child and attended Holy Trinity grade school and high school. 

Father Jamroz professed his perpetual oath in 1965 and was ordained in 1966. Following ordination, he was assigned to Bolivia, where he spent his entire missionary career.

Father Jamroz retired during 2003 but remained in Bolivia to continue his ministry.