SISTER KATHLEEN MARIE, RSM
Sister Kathleen Marie Leap, RSM, died on October 11, 2005, at the Sisters of Mercy Motherhouse. She was born on June 9, 1940 in Pittsburgh, PA, daughter of the late Joseph F. and Della E. Wittmann Leap. She was in her 45th year of religious life. On February 2, 1960, she entered the Sisters of Mercy in Titusville, PA, from St. Margaret Parish in Greentree (Pgh), PA. She professed perpetual vows on August 13, 1967 and in 1987, she celebrated her silver jubilee. Friends may call at the Sisters of Mercy Motherhouse, 444 East Grandview Blvd., Erie, PA on Thurs., Oct. 13, from 1:30-4:30pm and from 7:00-9:00pm and on Fri. from 1:30-4:30pm. A Vigil Service will be held on Thurs. evening at 7pm in the Community Center. The Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 4:45pm in the Mother of Mercy Chapel. The Rite of Departure will take place at 8:30am in the Chapel on Sat. with the Rite of Committal following at Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Sisters of Mercy Ministry Fund, 444 East Grandview Blvd., Erie, PA or to the Joseph and Della Leap Endowment Fund for orphaned and abandoned Honduran children who are HIV positive of have AIDS at Casa Corazon de la Misericordia, Sisters of Mercy, 15 Highland View Rd., Cumberland, RI 02864. THE DUSCKAS FUNERAL HOME, INC., 2607 Buffalo Rd., Erie, PA is handling the arrangements.
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