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Fr. Joseph Oppitz, well-known Redemptorist scholar, dies at age 85

Father Joseph Oppitz, a well-regarded Redemptorist scholar, died October 6 at the St. John Neumann Residence at Stella Maris in Timonium, MD. He was 85 and had dementia.

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He was born August 12, 1926 and professed his first vows as a Redemptorist on August 2, 1948. He was ordained to the priesthood June 21, 1953. Father Oppitz was also a survivor of the sinking of the Andrea Doria in 1956.

A viewing will be held from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on October 11 at Stella Maris. A funeral Mass will immediately follow in the main chapel. Burial will take place in the Redemptorist cemetery at St. Mary’s Church in Annapolis, MD.

Please pray for Father Oppitz, and for his family, friends, and Redemptorist confreres who mourn his loss.