The wake for Father Carl A. Uhler, senior priest-retired, will begin with vespers at 3 p.m. July 21 in St. Monica Church, 13623 Rockside Road, Garfield Heights. Bishop-elect Michael Woost will preside and Father Thomas Haren will preach. The wake will continue until 8 p.m.
Bishop Martin Amos, retired bishop of Davenport, Iowa, will celebrate Father Uhler’s funeral Mass at 11 a.m. July 22 in St. Monica Church with Father Lou Miola as homilist.
Father Uhler, 91, died July 15.
He was born on Oct. 8, 1930 to the late Charles and Emily (Steinocher) Uhler. Father Uhler was educated at St. Timothy School, Garfield Heights; Benedictine High School, Cleveland; St. Gregory Seminary, Cincinnati; and Saint Mary Seminary, Cleveland. He was ordained to the priesthood for service to the Diocese of Cleveland by Archbishop Edward Hoban on May 19, 1956 in the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist.
Father Uhler’s first assignment was as parochial vicar of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, Cleveland. On Nov. 28, 1956, he was transferred to St. Wenceslas Parish, Maple Heights, to serve as parochial vicar. In addition to this assignment, he served as director of CYO Southeast Deanery (1960). Father Uhler was assigned as parochial vicar of St. Procop Parish, Cleveland, on Sept. 14, 1961. Then, on Dec. 1, 1965, he was assigned as parochial vicar of St. Cecelia Parish, Cleveland. During this assignment, he served as chaplain for Caritas (1966). Father Uhler was assigned as parochial vicar of St. Clare Parish, Lyndhurst on Sept. 19, 1974.
He was named pastor of St. Henry Parish, Cleveland, on June 4, 1975. Father Uhler was assigned to serve as chaplain of Akron Children’s Hospital, Akron, and Akron General Hospital, Akron, on June 30, 1982, while in residence at St. Bernard Parish, Akron.
Father Uhler was named pastor of St. Stephen Parish, West Salem, on Oct. 1, 1987, where he served until his retirement on June 9, 2009.
Those who knew him said Father Uhler was a kind and compassionate priest who will be missed greatly.
Interment will be at Calvary Cemetery.