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In remembrance – Father Thomas J. Lusoski

In Remembrance

November 25, 2019

Bishop Martin Amos, bishop emeritus of Davenport, Iowa, will celebrate the funeral Mass for Father Thomas S. Lusoski at 11 a.m. Nov. 27 at Our Lady of Hope Church, 400 Center St., Bedford. Archbishop Timothy Broglio of the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA, will be the homilist.

The wake will begin with vespers at 3 p.m. Nov. 26 at Our Lady of Hope Church. Auxiliary Bishop emeritus Roger Gries will preside and Deacon Ken Golonka will be the homilist. The wake will continue until 6 p.m.

Father Lusoski, 90, died on Nov. 24.

A Cleveland native, Father Lusoski was born Sept. 24, 1929 to the late John and Louise (Mayvald) Lusoski. He was educated at St. Ladislas School and Benedictine High School in Cleveland before attending St. Gregory Seminary in Cincinnati, Mount St. Mary of the West Seminary in Norwood, Ohio and Saint Mary Seminary in Cleveland. He was ordained to the priesthood for service to the Diocese of Cleveland on May 18, 1957 by Archbishop Edward F. Hoban.

Father Lusoski’s first assignment was as parochial vicar at St. Ignatius Parish, Cleveland. On June 14, 1962, he was transferred to serve as parochial vicar at St. Felicitas Parish in Euclid. During this assignment, he also served -- 1962-1964 -- as a religion instructor at Borromeo High School in Wickliffe. He was assigned as parochial vicar of SS. Cyril and Methodius Parish in Lakewood on Sept. 9, 1969.

On Nov. 15, 1973, Father Lusoski was named pastor of Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish in Cleveland. In addition to this assignment, he served as a member of the Mt. Pleasant-Corlett Cooperative Ministry, effective July 1, 1977. Father Lusoski was named pastor of St. Margaret Mary Parish in South Euclid on Jan. 24, 1979, and he served there until his retirement on Oct. 25, 1999. Upon retirement, he was named St. Margaret Mary’s pastor emeritus.

Father Lusoski was known as a faithful priest who dedicated his life to priestly ministry and service to the people in his care.

Interment will be at All Souls Cemetery, Chardon.

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