Tuesday, June 3rd, 2008
Rev. Raymond Pax
Rev. Raymond L. Pax, 70, of Nyamlell, Sudan, Africa, died March 31, 2008, at the Catholic Mission in Nyamlell.
He was born June 23, 1937, in Celina, to Oscar and Cordula Post Pax.
Surviving are seven brothers, Rev. Ulric, Arizona, Francis (Joan), Coldwater, John, Camden, Rev. Bart, New Orleans, La., Mark (Pat), Versailles, David (Marilyn), Celina, and Marvin (JoAnn), Jacksonville, Fla; and a sister-in-law, Thelma, Celina.
Deceased is a brother, Thomas.
A member of the Comboni Missionaries, he was ordained into the priesthood on May 23, 1956, and served on the Pala Indian Reservation, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish in California and at St. Henry Parish, Cincinnati. In December, 1970, he began his missionary work in Africa, serving a total of 35-plus years in Uganda, Kenya and Sudan.
Memorial Mass is 4 p.m. Sunday at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Celina. Burial was April 1, 2008, at St. Theresa Mission, Nyamlell Mission, Sudan, Africa.