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Father Edward Storck, who served in diocese since 1960, dies at 91

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Father Edward J. Storck, a retired priest of the Diocese of Wilmington, died June 12 at the age of 91.

Born in Baltimore, Father Storck entered the Third Order Regular of the Franciscans in 1943 and was ordained a priest while a member of that congregation in 1952. As a Franciscan, he was a pastor, military chaplain and teacher before becoming treasurer of St. Francis College in Loretto, Pa., in 1959. Read more »

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Father William E. Jennings, founding pastor of two parishes, dies at 101

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Dialog reporter   NEWARK — Father William E. Jennings, the oldest and longest-serving priest in the history of the Diocese of Wilmington, died Thursday at the Jeanne Jugan Residence, where he had lived since 2008. He was 101. Father Jennings was ordained on May 14, 1940, before most of the current priests were born, at the Cathedral of the Assumption in Baltimore by Archbishop Michael J. Curley. He served as a parish priest, chaplain, high school teacher and coach during his lengthy priesthood. Read more »

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Obituary: Father James E. Richardson, 81, longtime drug and alcohol abuse counselor

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Funeral services for Father James E. Richardson are set for Monday and Tuesday at Church of the Holy Child. Father Richardson, a retired priest of the Diocese of Wilmington, who died Feb. 14. He was 81.

A wake will be held Monday at 4:30 p.m., followed by visitation from 5-8 p.m. The funeral Mass will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. The church is located at 2500 Naamans Road, Wilmington. Father Richardson had helped out at the parish for several years. Read more »

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A year in prison for stealing from parishioner

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Father Michael Angeloni, a former associate pastor at Church of the Holy Child in north Wilmington, is serving one year in prison for stealing more than $300,000 from an elderly parishioner to feed his gambling addiction.

Superior Court Judge Diane Clarke Streett imposed the sentence in late March. Following his release from prison, Father Angeloni will be on probation and will be required to repay the victim $305,425. He also is not to have any contact with the victim, casinos or other gambling establishments; must receive gambling treatment; and must obtain a mental health evaluation and follow any recommended treatment, according to the judge.

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