Lavelle Reverend Raymond Edward Lavelle died on December 31, 2015 while under long-term care at Mohun Health Care Center. The son of Patrick and Celia (McNulty) Lavelle, he was born March 30, 1930 in Cleveland, Ohio. He graduated from the college program at Saint Meinrad Minor Seminary (Saint Meinrad, IN) in 1951, later completing his philosophy studies at the former Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary (Columbus) in 1953 and his theology studies at Saint Vincent Seminary (Latrobe, PA) in 1957. He was ordained on May 25, 1957 by Bishop Edward G. Hettinger. During his ministry Fr. Lavelle served on a number of diocesan boards and committees; he also served in several parishes until his retirement in 2000, spending part of his retirement years as a hospital chaplain and assisting at Saint Paul Parish (Westerville) before physical infirmities confined him to Mohun Health Care Center for several years prior to his death. In addition to his parents, Fr. Lavelle is preceded in death by his brothers Thomas and Daniel, sister Joan, and sister-in-law Dorothy. Survived by sister, Maureen (George) Ploucha; brother, Robert Lavelle; sister-in-law, Mary Pat Lavelle; many nieces and nephews. The reception of the body will take place Tuesday, January 5, 2016 at 4:15 p.m. Saint Paul the Apostle Parish, 313 North State Street, Westerville, the visitation will be 4:30-7:30 p.m., concluding with a prayer service. Visitation will resume Wednesday, January 6, 10 a.m. at Saint Paul's, continuing until the Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m.; burial will immediately follow at Saint Joseph Cemetery (Lockbourne). In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Saint Anthony Parish School (1300 Urban Drive, Columbus, 43229) or to the Saint Paul the Apostle "Reaching for Tomorrow" Parish School Project. Arrangements are entrusted to the MAEDER QUINT TIBERI FUNERAL HOME, 1068 S. HIGH ST., 614-444-1185. To view and sign the on-line register book please visit, www.MaederQuintTiberi.com
Published by The Columbus Dispatch from Jan. 2 to Jan. 5, 2016.