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Funeral services set for Auxiliary Bishop with Cleveland Diocese

Auxiliary Bishop A. Edward Pevec. (Source: Cleveland Diocese) Auxiliary Bishop A. Edward Pevec. (Source: Cleveland Diocese)

Cleveland Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus A. Edward Pevec will be laid to rest on Saturday.

Bishop Pevec, 89, died this past Sunday at the Diocesan Center for Pastoral Leadership in Wickliffe, his place of residence.

Vespers will be celebrated by Bishop Roger Gries, OSB on Friday, at the Center for Pastoral Leadership, 28700 Euclid Avenue in Wickliffe at 3:00 p.m. The wake will continue until 8:00 p.m.

On Saturday, December 20, at 9:30 a.m. the body will lie in state in the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist Church, East 9th Street and Superior Avenue NE in downtown Cleveland until 10:50 a.m.

The Funeral Mass begins at 11:00 a.m. and the interment is at Calvary Cemetery, Cleveland.

According to Catholic Diocese of Cleveland Reverend Pevec had been serving as Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus with the Diocese since his retirement in 2002. Previously, he served as Auxiliary Bishop and Vicar for Eastern Region for 20 years.

Ordained in 1950, Rev. Pevec served as Parochial Vicar at St. Mary's in Elyria and St. Lawrence. He was also on the faculty at Borromeo Seminary, and the Pastor of St. Vitus for four years. 

Bishop Richard Lennon released the following statement on Pevec's passing: “It is with sadness that I reflect on the sudden death of Cleveland Auxiliary Bishop A. Edward Pevec. I have known Bishop Pevec as a retired Auxiliary Bishop who was beloved by a great number of people as he served the Church for over 60 years as a priest and bishop. Cleveland has witnessed a successor to the Apostles as he lived the three-fold ministry of Jesus; teaching, sanctifying and the guiding of God's people. May he rest in peace as a good and faithful steward of the mysteries of God.”

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