Members of the Council are asked to please remember the following, and all deceased brother knights in your prayers.
One of the most important ways the Knights of Columbus support each other is through prayer, especially at the time of death. Brother Knights demonstrate their fraternity in exemplary measure when they pray for the soul of a departed Knight and console the members of his family. In this regard, the Knights have continued the venerable tradition of praying the Rosary during the wake of a departed brother.
In keeping with the spirit of our founder, Father Michael J. McGivney, and our namesake, Christopher Columbus, the Knights of Columbus encourages devotion to Our Lady as a way of becoming closer to Christ. It is most fitting, therefore, that the Rosary of Our Lady should be prayed at the wake of a departed brother Knight. Prayer of the Rosary assures family members that Mary, the Mother of the Church, will guide the soul of the departed brother to her Son, and help strengthen the fraternal bonds of charity that exist between living brother Knights and their families.
Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.
Joseph 'Joe' Louis Davis departed this life peacefully on monday, February 20, 2017 at Howard University Hospital. Joe was born on August 12, 1935 as the third child to the late Alice and Ezell Davis in the Bronx, New York. His brothers Ezell II and Alfred prececded him in death.
He received his early education in Catholic shool and graduated from Cardinal Hayes High School in the Bronx. He studied electrical engineering at the City College of New York. He went on to proudly serve his country in the United States Marine Corps (USMC) as a Tech Sergeant, Court Reporter, stationed in Japan and Alaska. Joe left the USMC in December 1958, returning to New York.
Joe began his professional career in Manhattan, New York with F. Jacobson and Sons, a marketing firm. He continued his career working in the garment trade as a Vice President for Medici, a shirt manufaccturing firm in Manhattan, and later reloated to Ashland, VA. He ended his career as a Tenant Coordinator with the Simon Property Group in Manhattan and Indianapolis, Indiana.
Joe was a devout Ccatholic and was a member of St. Augustine Church in the Bronx. He retired in Washington, DC in 1998 and joined St. Dominic Chuch in Southwest DC, where he remained a dedicated and commmitted member until his death. Joe loved his church. He was a lector and worked diligently in the church, serving faithfully untill illness prevented his continued service.
Joe was a sports enthusiast, and an avid fan of the New York Giants and Mets. He also rooted for the Washington DC sports teams, as well as NBA teams and college football.
His Funeral will be held this Saturday, March 4th at St. Dominic's with visitation at 10:00am and the Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00am, and will be buried on Monday, March 6, 2017 at 11AM at Quantico National Cemetery, 18424 Joplin Road, Triangle, VA. Any Brothers who are available are asked to attend the sending off of our Brother.
May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace. Amen.
The youngest of four children of Arthur and Audrey Campbell Tyree, he was born August 21, 1954, and baptized in the Josephite Church of St. Francis Xavier. He attended the parish school and St. James/St. John School before entering Mount St. Joseph High School in Baltimore.
After graduation in 1973, he entered the formation program of the Brothers of the Sacred Heart in New York, teaching in high school and attending St. John’s University.
Five years later, Brother Marx entered the Josephites and began his formation at their House of Studies in New Orleans while attending Xavier University. His first profession was made at the end of his novitiate year at Clayton, Delaware, on July 23, 1983.
Brother Marx was first assigned as a pastoral associate at Holy Redeemer parish in Washington, DC, and two years later to a similar assignment in St. Francis Assisi parish in Breaux Bridge, LA, for another two-year term. Then followed shorter stays at St. Francis Xavier parish in Houston and Sacred Heart parish in Port Arthur, TX.
For the last 24 years, Brother Marx has been involved in administrative and maintenance ministry in three Washington parishes – Our Lady of Perpetual Help, St. Benedict the Moor and St. Vincent de Paul as well as being the on-site administrator of the latter parish. He excelled in music ministry and helped raise funds by leading tours to such disparate sites as Alaska, Greece and Australia.
There will be a viewing for Brother Marx on Wednesday, April 8, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church in Washington, D.C., begin at 9:30 a.m.
A Funeral Mass will follow at 11 a.m. on Friday, April 10, a viewing will be held at St. Francis of Assisi Church in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, and at 9:30 a.m. with the Mass of Christian Burial beginning at 11 a.m. Burial will be in the adjoining church cemetery.
Franics E Lewis, known to many as "Sonny-Boy", passed from this life into the next in June, 2016. Francis joined the Knights in 1993 and was a active member of St. Vincent de Paul parish. He was known for picking up elderly parishioners in order to take them to Mass. Lord have Mercy, Christ have Mercy.
Mike was born December 31, 1966 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He was the son of William and Carol Sprengelmeyer Wild.
Mike graduated from Washington High School in Cedar Rapids and received his Bachelor degree from the University of Iowa and a Masterâ€™s degree from the State University of New York in Stonybrook. Mike was the Deputy Director of Re-Districting at the Republican National Committee.
Funeral Mass: 10:00am Saturday August 27, 2016 at St. Pius X Catholic Church in Cedar Rapids. Father Phil Thompson will officiate. Visitation will be 5:00pm to 8:0pm Friday August 26, 2016 at Cedar Memorial park Funeral Home with a vigil service starting at 5:00pm. Burial will be at Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mike is survived by his parents William and Carol Wild; siblings Bill (Judy) Wild of Eden Prairie, MN, Therese Harrelson of Robins, Steve Wild of Marion, Greg Wild of Cedar Rapids and Lisa (Larry) Nelson of Cedar Rapids; Nieces and nephews Zach, Lauren and Elizabeth Wild, Christopher, Thomas and Jacob Harrelson, Alyssa, Ashleigh and Aryn Nelson; And his beloved dog Hannah.
Mike had many interests including business, real estate and traveling. Most important to Mike was his faith, his family and so many dear friends across the country.
He was a loving son, brother, uncle and friend and will be missed dearly by those closest to him.
"Today, the Knights of Columbus is providentially positioned to play a key role in the new alliance between the Church and the family called for by Pope Francis … What is necessary now is our greater involvement in the renewal of parish and family life."
-Supreme Knight Carl Anderson