Catholic Diocese of Spokane, Washington

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Official News Magazine of the Diocese of Spokane

Eric Meisfjord, Editor
P.O. Box 1453, Spokane WA 99210
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the Inland Register

(From the June 18, 2015 edition of the Inland Register)

Sister Carolus Scaife OP

Sister Carolus Scaife of the Dominican Sisters of Sinsinawa died May 15 at St. Dominic Villa. Following a brief service in Queen of the Rosary Chapel, Sinsinawa, Wis., natural burial took place May 18, 2015, in the Motherhouse Cemetery. Mass was celebrated in her memory in the Gathering Place at Sinsinawa May 21.

< Sister Carolus was born March 22, 1917, in Milwaukee, the daughter of Joseph and Lydia (Manweiler) Lemberger. She made her first Religious profession as a Sinsinawa Dominican Aug. 5, 1950, and her final profession Aug. 5, 1953. She taught for 25 years, ministered at the congregation’s House of Prayer for one year, and served as pastoral minister for 16 years.

Sister Carolus served in Illinois, Wisconsin, Washington and Montana. In the Diocese of Spokane, Sister Carolus taught at St. John Vianney School in what is now Spokane Valley from 1973-1976. In the Diocese of Great Falls-Billings, Mont., Sister Carolus served as a pastoral minister at Little Flower Parish, Billings; Immaculate Conception Parish, Fort Benton; and St. Ann Cathedral Parish, Great Falls.

Memorials may be made to the Sinsinawa Dominicans, 585 County Road Z, Sinsinawa, WI, 53824-9701 or online at by clicking on “Donate Now,” then “Honor and Memorial Gift.”

Father John Lo Schiavo SJ

Jesuit Father John Lo Schiavo, who served as president of the University of San Francisco from 1977 to 1991, died May 15 in the infirmary at Sacred Heart Jesuit Center in Los Gatos, Calif. He was 90.

A funeral Mass was scheduled for May 26 at St. Ignatius Church on the school’s campus.

The priest began his association with the Jesuit-run university in 1950, and it continued nearly unabated until his death.

John Lo Schiavo was born in 1925 to Italian immigrants in San Francisco. He graduated from Star of the Sea Grammar School and St. Ignatius High School, both in San Francisco; joined the Jesuits in 1942; and later earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in philosophy from Gonzaga University in Spokane and a licentiate in sacred theology from the since-closed Alma College in Los Gatos.

He first came to the university in 1950 as a philosophy instructor. Father Lo Schiavo left in 1958 to serve as vice principal of Brophy College Preparatory School in Phoenix. He returned for an assignment as the University of San Francisco’s dean of students, a post he held from 1962 to 1966, then as vice president for student affairs, from 1966 to 1968.

Father Lo Schiavo served on the university’s board of trustees, including three years as board chair, while serving simultaneously as president of Bellarmine College Preparatory School in San Jose, before taking the reins as the university’s president in 1977.

When he announced his retirement, Father Lo Schiavo said in a letter to the university community: “Catholic education is more relevant today than ever before. The need for moral and ethical standards in every sector of modern society has never been more evident.”

In retirement from the presidency, Father Lo Schiavo stayed on as chancellor, leading alumni relations and fundraising activities.

(Father Lo Schiavo obituary and photo: Catholic News Service.)

Sister Anne V. (Rose) Deuprey SP

Sister Anne V. Deuprey, age 98, a Sister of Providence for 70 years, died May 22 at St. Joseph Residence, Seattle.

The Vigil Service was May 28; the funeral Mass was celebrated the next day. Both took place at St. Joseph Residence. Burial was at Calvary Cemetery, Seattle.

Sister Anne was born June 26, 1916 to Hillyer Deuprey and Ella Daly, the oldest of three children, in Reno, Nev. She grew up in California and attended Beverly Hills High School before the family moved to Berkeley, Calif., where she enrolled at Mills College as a music student.

In 1938 Sister Anne decided to redirect her life and chose nursing. In February of 1944 she graduated from Providence School of Nursing in Oakland, Calif.

On Aug. 27, 1944, Sister Anne entered the Sisters of Providence novitiate in Seattle, and there professed first vows on Feb. 28, 1946, and final vows on Feb. 28, 1949.

In 1956 Sister Anne received a bachelor’s degree in nursing, followed in 1969 with a master’s degree in religious education, both from Seattle University.

Her 30 years of ministry in nursing took place in Oregon, California, and Washington. In 1984 she retired to St. Joseph Residence, Seattle, and filled her time as a volunteer.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Sisters of Providence Retirement Fund, 1801 Lind Ave. S.W., #9016, Renton, WA 98057-9016.

Janice Prawdzik

Janice Ann Prawdzik, wife of Deacon Steve Prawdzik, died June 2. She was 63 years old.

The vigil took place at Hennessey Funeral Home on Friday, June 12. The funeral Mass was celebrated the next day at St. Peter Church, Spokane, followed by a committal service at Mary Queen of Peace Cemetery.

She had worked as a medical technologist and was long devoted to the mission and ministry of Immaculate Heart Retreat Center. She also was involved in Catholic Scouting.

She is survived by her husband, Deacon Steve Prawdzik, and their daughter, Laura. She was preceded in death by her son, Brian.

Memorial gifts can be made to Immaculate Heart Retreat Center, 6910 S. Ben Burr Rd., Spokane.

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