Funeral Mass for Father Camillus Blazak held

A funeral Mass was celebrated June 15 for Father Camillus Walter Blazak, 92, of Signal Mountain, who died on June 11. The Mass was held in the St. Augustine Chapel on the Alexian Brothers campus in Signal Mountain. Interment followed in Elmwood Cemetery in Birmingham, Ala. Father Blazak, a retired …

Alexian Brothers renew vows

Alexian Brothers Tom Klein and Andrew Dinegar renewed their vows of chastity, poverty, and obedience for the period of one year during a Dec. 10 Mass at the Alexian Brothers chapel in Signal Mountain. Father Joseph Thomas, CMI, celebrated the Mass, with the vow renewal following his homily that focused …

Services held for Brother Simeon Pytel

Funeral services for Alexian Brother Simeon Alphonse Henry Pytel, CFA, were held May 1 on Signal Mountain. Brother Simeon died April 27. He was 92. He was born Aug. 17, 1921, and raised in Hamtramck, Mich., a solidly Polish enclave where the Catholic Church was the center of the community …

Funeral services held for Brother John W. Grider

Brother John W. Grider, CFA, an Alexian Brother for nearly 75 years, passed away May 9. He was 94. Born in Springfield, Ky., on Dec. 13, 1919, Brother John was preceded in death by parents Otho Blane Grider and Martha Cecilia Tobin, brother Forrest Grider and sister Louise Grider Freibert. …

Funeral Mass held for Brother James Darby, member of the Alexian Brothers

Brother James Carroll Darby, 91, a life-professed member of the Congregation of Alexian Brothers for 59 years, died Tuesday, Jan. 8, in the Alexian Brothers Health & Rehabilitation Center, Signal Mountain. Brother James had lived in the Alexian Brothers communities in Wisconsin, Illinois, and Tennessee. He was born June 13, …