Deceased Correctional Chaplains

 

Updated 8/30/2018

Please inform Rev. Ulli Klemm uklemm@pa.gov of any additions to this list)

 Bradley, Rev. Valentine J., Age 66

Died March 11, 2016

Served as a Catholic Chaplain at SCI Rockview

Brooks, Rev. Keith, Age 90

Died June 13 2014

Served as a faithful volunteer at the Chester County Prison and was editor of the PPCA newsletter for many years

Drummond, Rev. Shawn

Served as a Protestant Chaplain at the Allegheny County Jail

Hale, Lydia E., Age 81

Died November 13, 2016

Served as a Native American contracted Chaplain at SCIs: Albion, Greene, Greensburg, Fayette, Laurel Highlands, Mercer, Pittsburgh and Somerset; was a Native American Advisor at the Allegheny County Jail and served on the PA Dept. of Corrections Religious Accommodation Review Committee.

McQueen, Deacon Harvey, Age 69

Died March 26, 2016

Served as a Catholic Chaplain at SCI Cambridge Springs

Nelson, Rev. John G., Age 75

Died May 19, 2010

Served as the Chaplain at the Warren County Prison

O’Leary, Rev. Fr. Barry Paul, Age 65

Died June 6, 2014

Served as a contracted Catholic Chaplain at SCI Pittsburgh

Otto, Rev. Charles Joseph, Age 77

Died March 10, 2017 Exodus Prison and Aftercare Ministry

Peterson, Monsignor James W., Age 89

Died May 13, 2013

Served as a contracted Catholic Chaplain at SCI Albion and led retreats at SCI Rockview and SCI Forest

Pounder, Rev. Sadie Cantone, Age 68

Died October 25, 2014

Served as a contracted Protestant Chaplain at SCI Camp Hill

Taffe, Chief Michael R., Age 56

Died April 19, 2014

Served as a as a contracted Native American Chaplain at SCI Dallas, SCI Retreat and SCI Waymart

 Yaszcz, The Rev. Thomas Anthony, Age 65

Died January 2, 2015

Served as a contracted Catholic Chaplain at SCI Retreat

Rev. Monsignor Charles Simon Murcko,

June 01, 1924 - March 06, 2018

Former Contracted Chaplain at SCI Mercer

Pastor David A. Pettit, 57

October 2, 1960 to  March 27, 2018

Former contracted chaplain through Jubilee Ministries at SCI Frackville.