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April 2007

Former pastor given five years probation

A former pastor of St. Patrick Church was sentenced to five years probation for stealing $125,000 from the south Omaha parish. He was also ordered to repay $40,000.

Father Gutgsell faced one to 20 years in prison and a $25,000 fine after pleading guilty to theft by deception on Feb. 16.

He was the pastor of St. Patrick, 1412 Castelar St., from 2001 until early this year. He is now receiving six months of treatment for compulsive spending.

Archdiocese files lawsuit against Sister Markey

The Archdiocese of Omaha filed a lawsuit April 9 against the former director of the Family Life Office in an attempt to recoup more than $800,000 she has been charged with stealing.

Sister Barbara Markey, ND, has been charged with theft by deception and is awaiting trial on that criminal charge. The April 9 lawsuit is a civil suit that is separate from the criminal charge.


SCZEPANIAK-Anne C., 81. Rosary 7 p.m. April 27 at Gretna Chapel. Funeral Mass 10:30 a.m. April 28 at St. Patrick Church, Gretna. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Survived by sons, Alan, James, Daniel and Michael; daughter, Susan; 13 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.


O'BRIEN-James R.

O'BRIEN-James R., 82. Visitation 3 p.m., vigil service 6 p.m. April 27 at West Center Chapel. Funeral service April 28, 10:30 a.m. at funeral home, 11 a.m. Mass at Mary Our Queen Church. Interment Calvary Cemetery. Preceded in death by daughter, Jeanine Ann O'Brien; grandson, Cameron J. O'Brien. Survived by wife, Charlotte M. O'Brien; sons and daughter-in-law, James J. and Susan O'Brien, Highlands Ranch, Colo., and Patrick M. O'Brien and Brenda L. Reese; daughters and sons-in-law, Colleen J. and Bryan Ahlers, and Drs. Kathleen K.

MOLCZYK-Richard L. Sr. "Dick"

MOLCZYK-Richard L. Sr. "Dick", 68. Funeral April 26 at Blessed Sacrament Church. Interment Calvary Cemetery. Preceded in death by parents, John and Mary Molczyk; sister, Mary Ann Molczyk; nephew, Bradley Nystrom. Survived by wife, Mable; children and spouses, Mary Molczyk, Richard Jr. and Kerrie Molczyk, Patricia Krisor and fiance, Dave Koson, and Michael and Melody Molczyk; 14 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; sisters, Joyce Nilius, Carol Coughlin and Barbara Nystrom; brother, John Molczyk; nieces; nephews; aunts; uncles; cousins.


CAPEK-Julia A.

CAPEK-Julia A., 96. Funeral April 26 at funeral home. Interment St. Mary Cemetery. Preceded in death by husband, James; brothers; sisters. Survived by nephews; nieces; friends.


McALISTER-Michael J.

McALISTER-Michael J., 72. Funeral April 26 at Christ the King Church. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Preceded in death by parents, Patrick and Letitia McAlister; sister, Patricia Erb; infant brother, Robert McAlister. Survived by wife, Anne; sons, Michael, Chicago, and Joseph and Thomas; two grandchildren; nieces. Memorials to Christ the King Educational Fund or Serra Club Mass for shut-ins.



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