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Sr. Alicia Schweitzer, CDP

Sr. Alicia Schweitzer, CDP
  • April 16, 1935 - October 14, 2017
  • McCandless Township, Pennsylvania
  • Memorial contributions may be sent to:
  • Sisters of Divine Providence
    9000 Babcock Blvd
    Allison Park, PA 15101

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“Sister Alicia was a wonderful principal. She had such a positive influence on all of our lives! Prayers for the family. May she rest in Peace.Sally...Read More ยป
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“My memories of Sr. Alicia were that of a pleasant woman with a smiling face and a humble presence. May she rest in God's eternal love and pray for us. ”
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Age 82, of McCandless Township, on Saturday, October 14, 2017, after a long illness. Dolores Ann Schweitzer was born on April 16, 1935 and baptized at St. Mary's Church in McKeesport, PA. She entered the Sisters of Divine Providence on September 16, 1951, received the name, Sister Alicia, at Investment on June 30, 1952, and professed final vows on August 12, 1958. Sister Alicia earned her BE degree at Duquesne University and her MSS from Villanova. She also had a NSF grant at the Catholic University of Puerto Rico and received her Principal certification from the University of Dayton. Sister Alicia ministered as teacher and principal in schools in the Dioceses of Pittsburgh, Arecibo, Puerto Rico and Columbus, Ohio. Her longest assignments were in Utuado, Puerto Rico and at Catholic High Schools in Dover and New Philadelphia, Ohio. Sister Alicia had served on the Board of Directors of LaRoche College, as Director of Business Affairs and in Formation Ministry for the Sisters of Divine Providence, as well as Pastoral Minister in Export, PA. She was the youngest child of Peter A. Schweitzer and Anna Marie Freund, is preceded in death by her parents and siblings: Robert, John, and a half-sister, Rosalia. Sister Alicia is survived by a brother, Gerald, of Wexford, PA, nieces and nephews, and the Sisters and Associates of Divine Providence. Visitation will take place at Providence Heights on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. with a Wake Service at 7 p.m. Visitation Wednesday from 12-3 p.m. with Mass of Christian Burial at 4:00 p.m. in Mother of Divine Providence Chapel, 9000 Babcock Boulevard, Allison Park, PA 15101. Memorial contributions may be sent to Sisters of Divine Providence.