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February 7, 2013
Sister M. Adrian Urbanavicius SSC, 95, beloved member of the Sisters of St. Casimir for 75 years, died Feb. 7.
Sister Adrian, a native of Seltzer City, attended Sacred Heart School, New Philadelphia.
After graduation, she enrolled at Villa Joseph Marie High School, a boarding school in Holland, Pa., conducted by the Sisters of St. Casimir of Chicago, the religious congregation she entered in September 1934.
Sister Adrian began her teaching career in 1937. She spent most of her years in the eastern states, teaching in elementary schools conducted by the Sisters of St. Casimir, Holy Cross, New Philadelphia, St. Francis, Minersville, St. Joseph, Scranton, St. Joan of Arc, Aberdeen, Md., and St. Casimir, Worcester, Mass. She also taught at St. Bartholomew, Waukegan, and Nativity BVM, Chicago, Ill. and St. Anthony, Omaha, Neb.
Sister Adrian served as principal at Holy Cross, New Philadelphia. After she retired from full-time teaching, Sister Adrian continued to serve the people in Minersville as a volunteer mentor/tutor in the school while also teaching religious education classes in the parish.
Sister is survived by many nieces and their families.
Visitation at the Sisters of St. Casimir Motherhouse, 2601 W. Marquette Road, Chicago, will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, followed by Vespers for the deceased. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Motherhouse Chapel. Interment will be in St. Casimir Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to SSC Retirement Fund. Gaidas Funeral Home, is in charge of arrangements.
Published in Republican & Herald on Feb. 12, 2013