Catholic Charities of Omaha named John J. Griffith as its executive director Sept. 28. Previously, Griffith served as director and chief administrative officer of Access Bank, an entity he co-founded in 2007. Before that, Griffith served in senior leadership positions, including human resources, investor relations, community investment and financial management, at Commercial Federal Bank and Bank of the West. "I am happy to learn that John Griffith has agreed to join us as executive director of Catholic Charities," said Archbishop George J. Lucas.
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SILVEY-Mildred Mary (Kudrna), 90. Visitation 3 p.m., vigil service 7 p.m., both Sept. 28 at the funeral home. Funeral Mass 10 a.m., Sept. 29 at St. Robert Bellarmine Church. Interment Calvary Cemetery. Preceded in death by husband, Hal R. Silvey; sons, Lewis "Pat" Silvey, Donald Silvey and Lonnie Silvey. Survived by daughter and son-in-law, Connie and John Codling; sons and daughter-in-law, Ronald Silvey, and John and Lisa Silvey; seven grandchildren; 13 great- grandchildren; sisters, Mary Ann Solano, Alice Citta, Rita Kuiper and Rose Hollaway; sister-in-law, Doris Rains.
PENKE-Teresa K., 55. Visitation 4 p.m., vigil service 7 p.m., both Sept. 29 at the funeral home. Funeral Mass 10 a.m., Sept. 30 at St. Columbkille Church. Interment Cedar Dale Cemetery. Preceded in death by parents, Bob and Gertrude Piel; sister, Judy Piel. Survived by husband, Randy; children and spouses, Kelly and Jason Shaffer, Jason Penke and Luke Penke; granddaughter; sister, Cheryl Piel; mother-in-law, Opal Penke; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Roger and Beth Penke, and George and Patty Penke; nieces; nephews. Memorials to the family.
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MILLER-Wayne R., 70. Visitation 6 p.m., wake service 7 p.m. both Sept. 29 at the funeral home. Funeral Mass 10 a.m., Sept. 30 at St. Wenceslaus Church. Survived by wife, Mary; sons and daughters-in-law, Christopher J. and Brenda Miller, Matthew J. Miller, and Michael J. and Rebecca Miller; daughters and sons-in-law, Heidi S. and William J. Vescio, Amy S. and Michael Smolsky, and Connie S. Rivera; 16 grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law, Richard and Jan Miller. Memorials to the family.
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HASTINGS-Helen E., 88. Funeral services Sept. 28 at the funeral home. Interment St. John Cemetery, Bellevue. Preceded in death by husband, William E.; sisters, Bernice Craig and Lucille Brisby. Survived by sister, Mary Hall; brother, John Kopaczewski; four step-children; nieces; nephews.
DIESING-Robert J. "Bob", 71. Visitation 3 p.m. vigil service 7 p.m., both Sept. 29 at the funeral home. Funeral Mass 10:30 a.m., Sept. 30 at St. Gerald Church, Ralston. Interment Calvary Cemetery. Preceded in death by son, Mark Thomas Diesing; parents, William E. and Catherine Diesing; brothers, William Diesing Jr. and John M. "Jack" Diesing. Survived by wife, Constance (Vazzano) Diesing; sons and daughters-in-law, Robert Jr. and Sherri, Brian and Jennifer, and Kevin and Shanon; daughter, Tricia Diesing; step-mother, L.
CYMBALISTA-Karol, 85. Visitation 5 p.m., vigil service 7 p.m., both Sept. 28 at the funeral home. Funeral Mass 10:30 a.m., Sept. 29 at St. Stanislaus Church. Interment St. John Cemetery, Bellevue. Survived by wife, Janina; children and spouses, Joe and Teri Cymbalista, Donna and Ray Julian, Kristine and Don Thompson, Rick Cymbalista and Steve Cymbalista; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two sisters; nieces; nephews; all in Poland.
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CETRONE-Michael A., 91. Funeral Mass Sept. 26 at St. Leo the Great Church. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Survived by children and spouses, Anne and Herb Johnson, Jane and John Monnich, Patricia and Dan Koch, and Steven and Patricia Cetrone; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; sister, Angele Cetrone, Sheridan, Wyo. Memorials to Duchesne Academy of the Sacred Heart or St. Pius X / St. Leo School.
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10th Annual Spirit of Francis Celebration will be Oct. 2, 6 p.m. at Arbor Hall, 14040 Arbor St., Omaha. Presentation by Father Val Peter. Hosted by The New Cassel Foundation. For more information, call Kelly or Ric at 393-2277.
SULLIVAN-Louise Ann "Lou Ann", 56. Memorial service Sept. Sept. 25 at St. Mary Church, Bellevue. Preceded in death by mother, Deneta Sullivan. Survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Rob and Crystal Blum, Wesley Blum, and Jeremy and Lauren Blum all of Bellevue; father, Robert Sullivan, Bellevue; sister and brother-in-law, Barb and Jim Abraham; brothers and sisters-in-law, Dennis and Lisa Sullivan, and Mike and Stephanie Sullivan, Houston, Texas; grandson, Trever Blum.