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In Remembrance - Reverend Thomas W. Tifft

News of the Diocese

July 9, 2012



The Reverend Thomas W Tifft, President-Rector, Saint Mary Seminary, Wickliffe died Monday, 9 July 2012, after having received the prayerful support and consolation of the Sacraments.

Thomas W. Tifft was born on 5 October 1942. His parents were the late William H. and Kathryn (Ritchey). He was educated at St. Mary, Collinwood, St. Philomena, East Cleveland, St. Joseph High School, Borromeo Seminary College and St. Mary Seminary.

On 31 May 1969 in Saint Gregory the Great Church, South Euclid, Bishop Clarence G. Issenmann ordained him to the priesthood for the service of the Diocese of Cleveland.

Father Tifft's first assignment was as Parochial Vicar at Saint Bridget of Kildare, Parma.

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