Date of death: 12/16/2019

Saint Meinrad Class: O 1966

Father Lawrence Kew passed away Dec. 16, 2019. His wake will be from 3-6 p.m. Thursday at St. Matthias in Crown Point. Visitation will continue from 9-10 a.m. Friday at the church, with the funeral Mass starting there at 10:30 a.m. Please pray for the eternal repose of Father Kew.

Fr. Larry Kew of Merrillville, IN born February 7, 1940 passed away December 16, 2019. He was a Gary Diocesan priest for 53 years most recently serving as Pastor of St. Catherine of Sienna parish in Hammond. Fr. Kew is survived by his sisters Mary Ellen (Fred) Becker and Patricia (Lou Martinez) Giannini. Fond uncle of many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents Lambert and Frances Kew, brothers Robert (Gerri) and Lambert (Chris) Kew.

Fr. Larry was raised in Whiting, IN, attended Clark High School, St. Meinrad Seminary and was ordained in May 1966 by Bishop Grutka at Holy Angels Cathedral in Gary. His first assignment was St. John Bosco in Hammond. Throughout his 53 years he faithfully ministered to many parishes within the Diocese of Gary.