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In remembrance – Father James D. Schorr

In Remembrance

October 29, 2021

In remembrance – Father James D. SchorrBishop Martin Amos, retired bishop of Davenport, Iowa, will celebrate the funeral Mass for Father James D. Schorr at 11 a.m. Nov. 4 at St. Mark Church, 15800 Montrose Ave., Cleveland. Father Dan Schlegel, vicar for clergy and religious, will be the homilist.

At the request of the family, there will be no wake or vespers.

Father Schorr, 90, died Oct. 27.

He was born on July 24, 1931 to the late Forrest and Mary (Patton) Schorr. Father Schorr was educated at East Elementary Grade School and Lancaster High School, both in Lancaster, Pennsylvania; North Central College and Evangelical Theological Seminary, both in Naperville, Illinois; Episcopal Theological School, Cambridge, Massachusetts; and Saint Mary Seminary in Cleveland.

Bishop Clarence Issenmann ordained him to the priesthood for service to the Diocese of Cleveland on Dec. 7, 1968 in St. Thomas Aquinas Church.

Father Schorr’s first assignment was as parochial vicar at St. Mel Parish, Cleveland. On March 21, 1972, he was transferred to St. Thomas Aquinas Parish, Cleveland to serve as parochial vicar. On April 4, 1975, he was appointed administrator pro tem of St. Thomas Aquinas Parish. He was assigned as parochial vicar of St. Raphael Parish, Bay Village, on May 26, 1975.

Father Schorr was named pastor of Christ the King Parish in East Cleveland on Aug. 8, 1979. He was named pastor of St. Matthew Parish in Akron on June 24, 1986. Father Schorr served as chaplain, St. Luke Hospital, Cleveland from Sept. 1, 1988 until Oct. 1, 1992.

On March 22, 1993, he was named administrator of Holy Cross Parish, Elyria, where he served until his retirement on April 30, 2006. During his retirement, Father Schorr continued his ministry to the sick and suffering while living in California.

Interment will be at Holy Cross Cemetery, Brook Park.

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