Rev. Richard McLernan

Toledo, Michigan

Dec 8, 1929 – Oct 4, 2017 (Age 87)


Sunday, December 8th 1929
Wednesday, October 4th 2017
University of Notre Dame


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McLernan, Rev. Richard Rev. Richard L. McLernan, OSFS, passed away on October 4, 2017 at Rosary Care Center in Sylvania, OH at the age of 87. Fr. McLernan was born to Augustine and Mary (Bracelin) McLernan on December 8, 1929 in Philadelphia, PA. He earned a Bachelor Degree in Classical Languages...

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Thank you Father. You will be missed and remembered.

Fr Rich was very beloved by our family. We are parishioners of St. Catherine Laboure. His homilies were always from the heart and down to earth. We will miss him.
Gary and Betsy Crist (Homer, MI)

I had Fr. McLernan for chemistry and physics. He inspired my love for chemistry and is one of the main reasons I pursued a Chemical Engineering degree. Thank you for challenging me.

My family and I attend St. Catherine Laboure in Concord, Michigan, which used to be a mission church and our priests came from Queens Parish in Jackson. Fr. Rich McLernan was our visiting priest for many years. We thoroughly enjoyed having him come and he gave wonderful homilies. May he rest in peace.

Father McLernan was truly a man of God and a teacher utterly devoted to his calling. While at Lumen Christi, not only did the students benefit from his acumen in the chemistry and physics classroom, he enlightened them every time he spoke in chapel about the word of the Lord. May he forever rest in peace in the arms of the Father. Father, thank you so very much for all you did to nurture and educate the young minds of our children.

Fare thee well, Uncle Rich. Until we meet again

My sympathy to all whose lives were touched by this special Oblate. He was not only a school teacher but also a life teacher through his example and his preaching. Those who are learned will be as radiant as the sky in all its beauty; those who instruct the people in goodness will shine like the stars for all eternity. Dan 12:3

What a wonderful, kind, and caring man. So proud I had the pleasure of being around him.
He will live on in the many people he touched.

Fr Mclernan made me learn to think for myself. Thank you.