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Obit - Robert Allen Poage June 2001
Posted by: Melinda Hall (ID *****5274) Date: December 27, 2002 at 07:27:11
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Here is an obituary for Robert Allen Poage. He was a priest and lived in Chicago area. Of course, I am related, but I didn't know this family. He was son of:

Allen Dwight Poage/Miriam Beatrice Driscoll of
Frank Poage/Emma Tudor of
Allen Poage, Jr/Susan C. Frame of
Allen Poage, Sr/Margaret Terrill and so on....

Was a priest in Chicago under name of Godfrey Robert Poage.

(Copyright 2001 by the Chicago Tribune)

Rev. Godfrey Robert Poage, 81, former director of the Pontifical Office for Religious Vocations in the Vatican , died of a heart attack Monday, June 25, at the Passionist Monastery in Chicago. A monk and priest for more than 55 years, Father Poage served in Rome from 1957 to 1967--first as secretary and then as director of the Office for Religious Vocations, where he was in charge of directing and monitoring the church's recruitment efforts for monasteries and convents, said his longtime friend, Rev. Leon Grantz. After his return to the U.S. in 1968, he was assigned briefly to serve at a monastery in Missouri, but within a few years, returned to his home base in Chicago. Over the course of his ministry, he wrote more than 20 religious books and pamphlets, most of them on the subject of recruitment, and he also led tours to religious sites or beautiful locations, including Rome; Lourdes, France; and Israel, according to Grantz. In his later years, he lost his eyesight and visited Lourdes, where he hoped he would be healed in the famous baths. "He was hoping to have his eyesight back, so he took a bath, but it didn't happen," Grantz said. "He didn't have much spark for a while after that." But he was naturally upbeat and outgoing. "He was very charming," Grantz said. "He could face up to almost any situation [and] he was very good in regard to business affairs." Survivors include a brother, Raymond, and numerous nephews and nieces. Visitation will be held from 3 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Passionist Monastery, 5700 N. Harlem Ave., with a wake service at 7:30 p.m. Mass will be said at 10 a.m. Saturday at Immaculate Conception Church, 7211 W. Talcott Ave., Chicago.

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