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Official News Magazine of the Diocese of Spokane

Deacon Eric Meisfjord, Editor
P.O. Box 48, Spokane WA 99210
(509) 358-7340; FAX: (509) 358-7302

Obituaries: July 4, 2002

by the Inland Register

(From the July 4, 2002 edition of the Inland Register)

Sister Margaret Mary Tracy OP

Sister Margaret Mary (Gerarda) Tracy of the Sinsinawa Dominicans died May 20 at Holy Names Infirmary, Spokane. The funeral Mass was celebrated at Dominican Center, Spokane; burial followed at Holy Cross Cemetery.

Margaret Mary Tracy was born on Sept. 29, 1914, in Anaconda, Mont. She attended St. Peter Grade and High Schools in Anaconda.

In 1934 she made her first profession as a Dominican Sister, and her final profession in 1937.

She taught in and administered schools in several states, including Montana and Washington. In the Spokane Diocese she taught at St. John Vianney School, Spokane, and later served as a minister to the sick and aged, and cared for family members.

Memorials may be made to Sinsinawa Dominicans, 585 County Rd. Z, Sinsinawa, WI, 53824-9700.

Edward A. Schaff

Edward Schaff, father of Father Ty Schaff of the Spokane Diocese, died June 23 in Spokane. He was 84 years old.

The vigil service was June 26; the funeral Mass was celebrated the next morning, both at St. John Vianney Parish, where Father Schaff is pastor.

Edward Schaff was born in Glen Ullin, N.D. He worked in the wholesale grocery business for some 33 years before retiring to the Seven Bays area.

He and his wife, Madge, were married for 61 years.

He was a long-time member of St. John Vianney parish and a Knight of Columbus for more than 50 years.

He is survived by his wife, Madge; his son, Father Ty Schaff; a daughter, Franciscan Sister Loretta Schaff of Portland; two brothers and two sisters.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. John Vianney Parish Poverty Fund, 503 N. Walnut Rd., Spokane, WA 99206.

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