Date of death: 2/23/2009

Saint Meinrad Class: O 1955

Charles F. Dearing, Sr., 85, died at Sts. Mary & Elizabeth Hospital.He was a retired agent for The Prudential Insurance Co., and a member of Sts. Simon & Jude Catholic Church.He was a graduate of Mt. St. Francis Minor Seminary, Saint Meinrad School of Theology and St. Mary’s College. He was a laicized priest of the Archdiocese of Louisville. As a priest, he was assigned to St. Joseph Proto-Cathedral in Bardstown, and the parishes of St. George, The Cathedral of the Assumption and St. Frances of Rome in Louisville.He was a World War II Navy veteran and later a chaplain in the United States Air Force.He was preceded in death by his brothers, William G. Dearing, Richard E. Dearing, Rev. Arnold Dearing OFM and Anthony J. Dearing.He is survived by his wife, Charlotte (Klosterman) Dearing; son, Charles “Chuck” Dearing Jr. (Kristie); daughter, Celina Marie Dearing (Mark); sisters, Theresa M. Lawson and Mary Ann Dearing; and a close family friend, Vonda Norris.Expressions of sympathy may be made to Sts. Simon & Jude Catholic Church, Mt. St. Francis, Ursuline Sisters (Lexington Road), Sisters of Charity at Nazareth, Franciscan Shelter House or Mass of the Air.