On September 24,2021, Rev. Richard Karl Poetzel,C.Ss.R., devoted son to the late Carl A. and Magdalen (nee Weber) Poetzel. A Baltimore native, Fr. Poetzel was ordained on June 23,1963. He served for 20 years at the Redemptorists major seminary, Mount St. Alphonsus in Esopus,N.Y. as a librarian, professor of liturgical theology,academic dean and acting president. In 1985, he was appointed rector of the St. John Neumann Residence in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., the Redemptorists home for confreres needing skilled-nursing care. In 1987, Fr. Poetzel was transferred to his home parish, Sacred Heart of Jesus Church in Highlandtown. In 1993, he was assigned to Our Lady of Fatima Parish in Baltimore and then transferred back to Sacred Heart of Jesus where he worked until his retirement.
A Visitation will be held in Sacred Heart of Jesus Church on Thursday, September 30,2021 from 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial to follow. Interment will be in Sacred Heart of Jesus Cemetery.
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