Date of death: 5/12/2012
Saint Meinrad Class: SB 2001
Friar James Edward Worchuck died Sunday, May 13, 2012, in El Paso, TX. He was born March 5, 1953 in Toledo, OH to Edward Joseph and Mary Agnes (Magrum) Worchuck. He professed solemn vows as a Conventual Franciscan Friar on August 7, 1981.He is survived by his mother, and his siblings Marge Gyurasics (Robert), Virginia Fahrer (James), John Worchuck (Bonnie), Richard Worchuck, Michael Worchuck (Luann), Mary Jo Keller (Richard), and Kevin Worchuck.Visitation will be from 5 pm to 9 pm on Thursday, May 17, at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, El Paso, TX. The Friars will gather for Office of the Dead at 5:30 pm, and the vigil service will be at 7 pm. The Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated Friday, May 18 at 10:30 am at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church. After services the parish is sponsoring a reception in the parish hall. A mass of Christian Burial will be held at Mt. St. Francis, IN.Memorial gifts may be made to the Conventual Franciscan Province of Our Lady of Consolation, Development Office, 103 St. Francis Bld., Mt. St. Francis, IN 47146. For more information about Br. Jim’s life, or to make a gift online, please visit the Province website, franciscansusa.orgFrom ysletamission.org.