In Memory of Doreen Gray

Our condolences go out for Doreen Gray’s family, friends, and loved ones. Frank Gray’s wife, Doreen, passed away on August 22, 2017. We pray for the repose of Doreen soul and comfort for her family.

Saturday, August 26, 2017
9:00 am – 11:00 am
Sunday, August 27, 2017
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Sparkman-Crane Funeral Home
10501 Garland Road
Dallas, TX 75218
(214) 327-8291

Rosary Service
Tuesday, August 29, 2017
10:00 am – 10:30 am

St Pius Catholic Church
3030 Gus Thomasson Rd
Dallas, TX 75228

Funeral Arrangements – John H Stuart

Funeral Arrangements – John H Stuart:

On Thursday, December 15th, John H. Stuart faithfully departed this world and gained eternal rest. He is survived by his wife Jean, sons Mark, John, and Mike, and was preceded in death by his son, Kirk.

The funeral services will be at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church on Wednesday, December 21st: Rosary at 1:00, followed by Mass at 1:30pm. Reception in Parish Center after Mass. Please pray for the repose of John’s soul and peace for all those that mourn his passing.

Prayer for the Deceased:

Almighty Father, source of forgiveness and salvation, grant that our relatives and friends who have passed from this life may, through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary and of all the saints, come to share your Eternal happiness

through Christ our Lord. Amen

Eternal Rest, grant to them, O Lord. And let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace. Amen.

May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God rest in peace. Amen.

May the Lord bless us, may he keep us from evil and bring us to life everlasting. Amen

In Memory of Stephen Sapp


Below is the service information for our deceased Brother Knight, Stephen Sapp, as well as his obituary.  Please pray for the repose of his soul.  Please also pray for his family and friends.

Service Information
Visitation: Tuesday, December 15, 2015; 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
St Patrick Catholic Church

Rosary Service:  Tuesday, December 15, 2015; 7:00 pm – 7:30 pm
St Patrick Catholic Church

Funeral Mass: Wednesday, December 16, 2015; 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
St Patrick Catholic Church

Reception following Mass will be at KayCee Hall, 10110 Shoreview Rd, Dallas, TX

In Memory of Stephen L Sapp
April 7, 1960 – December 11, 2015

Stephen Lee Sapp died suddenly of natural causes on Friday, December 11, 2015. He was 55. Steve is survived by his beloved wife of 33 years, Theresa; their children, Benjamin Lee, 32, and Catherine Anne, 27. Steve was born in Oklahoma City to Bert (d. 2001) and Susan Sapp (d.2007), who relocated to Lawrence, Kansas and built a life there. Steve excelled in debate at both Lawrence High and Kansas University, so it was no surprise when he followed in his father’s footsteps and pursued a law career. After graduating with honors from the University of Kansas School of Law, Steve initially thought he wanted to become a litigator. But it soon became apparent that he had a particular knack in the realm of corporate law. He was a master of the “art of the deal.” Steve found solutions to his clients’ needs that were comprehensive and innovative. While Steve was not defined by his law career, he was justifiably proud to be a lawyer. He began his career in Dallas at what is now known as Locke Lord and was a partner with Schiff Hardin at the time of his death. Steve grew tremendously in his Catholic faith over the past decade, contributing time and treasure to his parish, St. Patrick. He participated in the parish ACTS community and was an early supporter of Redemptoris Mater Diocesan Missionary Seminary. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus, Council 799. Steve lived his life with gusto. He was an accomplished cook, a gracious host and an erudite conversationalist. An evening at the Sapps’ is always a grand occasion. Steve and Terry also enjoyed traveling with friends. Steve was a voracious reader across a wide range of subjects, and was always equipped with just the right quote for the occasion: “How shall a sinner, who has formed his character upon unbelief, trusting sight and reason rather than conscience and Scripture, how shall he begin to repent? What must he do? Is it possible he can overcome himself, and make new his heart in the end of his days? It is possible.” –Blessed John Henry Newman. Visitation will begin at 6pm Tuesday, December 15, followed by a Rosary at 7pm at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 9643 Ferndale Road, Dallas, TX 75238. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 am Wednesday, December 16 at St. Patrick, followed by reception at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 10110 Shoreview Road, Dallas 75238. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the “Knights of Columbus Council 799.” or Redemptoris Mater Seminary.



In Memory of SK Lawrence Salerno, PGK


It is with regret we pass along news of the death of SK Lawrence Salerno. He was a long-time Council 799 member, as well as a Fourth Degree member of the Fr. Abram J. Ryan Assembly.  He joined the Knights of Columbus in May 1959. Exemplified to the Fourth Degree in June 1969.  SK Lawrence Salerno was a Past Grand Knight, having led the Council from 1982-1983.

The Rosary will be at 7PM on Tuesday, December 8, 2015 at Sparkman-Crane Funeral Home (Garland Rd & Easton).
The Funeral Mass will be at 12 Noon on Wednesday, December 9,  St. Thomas Aquinas. 6306 Kenwood Ave, Dallas Texas 75214

Pray for the peaceful repose of his soul & God’s comfort to his family!

SK Lawrence M. Salerno: November 9, 1924 – December 4, 2015
Lawrence Morris Salerno passed in peace on December 4th, 2015. He joins, in Heaven, his wife of 67 years Lucille Salerno, daughter Susan Salerno Hipp and parents Nick and Carmela Salerno. Lawrence is survived by his Son Michael Salerno and wife Kim, Brother Morris Salerno. Lawrence was blessed with four grandchildren Lawrence, Michael, Stephen Salerno and Kristen Hipp Lopez and her husband Angel Lopez. As well as, three great grandchildren Logan Salerno, Lia, and Nathan Lopez.

Lawrence was a member of ST. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church and a former Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus 799. Lawrence was a Navy veteran of World War II. After his military duties he followed in his father’s footsteps as a shoe cobbler for over 60 years. He loved horse racing and poker but most of all his family. A special thanks to his Nurse Lee at Faith Presbyterian Hospice, Reach Out Humana care giving, and our dear friend Gloria Faustino for her loving care.

All are invited to celebrate his life by participating in a saying of the rosary at Sparkman Crane funeral home at 7pm on December 8th, 2015. Funeral mass will be celebrated on December 9th at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic church at 12 noon. Burial will follow at Calvary Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made in his memory to St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church or Bishop Lynch High School.

In Memory of Lady Marla McBee Alfieri

Please pray for the Alfieri family. Specifically, pray for the repose of the soul of Lady Marla Alfieri, and for comfort to her husband, SK Jerry Alfieri, PGK. Please also pray for all the friends and family.

7:00 – 9:00 p.m., Thursday
7:00 p.m. Rosary
October 1, 2015
2525 Central Expwy North
Allen, TX 75013

11:00 a.m., Friday
October 2, 2015
St. Gabriel Catholic Church
110 St. Gabriel Way
McKinney, TX 75071

Reception following the funeral, at Alfieri residence
708 Harlequin Drive
McKinney, TX 75050

Below is the Obituary (from

Marla McBee Alfieri
November 3, 1944 – September 28, 2015

marla-alfieriMarla was born in Boulder, Colorado, to her parents Howard and Mari McBee on November 3, 1944, and went to be with God on September 28, 2015. She grew up in Frederick, Oklahoma, and received her B.S. degree from the University of Oklahoma and her M.S. degree from Texas Women’s University. She met her husband, James (Jerry) K. Alfieri, and accompanied him to Dallas in 1966. They dated until December 27, 1969, when they were married in her hometown. She was a teacher of Chemistry and Biology in both the Dallas ISD and Plano ISD for over 25 years until she retired. Marla particularly enjoyed travelling with her husband and daughters to various beach resorts and watching her grandchildren grow. She enjoyed reading books, all kinds of music (particularly Rock & Roll, and especially country music by George Strait) and gardening. She and her husband, Jerry, loved dancing together throughout their life together.

Marla is survived in life by her husband, Jerry; brother, John McBee and wife, Esther of Bella Vista, AR; brother, Bill McBee and spouse, Joyce, of Norman, OK; daughter, Carrie Alfieri and husband, Travis Jackson and grandchildren, Keaton and Lauren of McKinney, TX; daughter, Valerie Alfieri, of Savannah, GA; daughter, Lindsay Chilek and her husband, Keith, and grandchildren, Carter, Reese, Evangeline, and Wren, previously of Austin, TX, currently in New Zealand.

A funeral service celebrating her life will be held at 11:00 a.m., on Friday, October 2, 2015, at St. Gabriel Catholic Church, 110 St. Gabriel Way, McKinney, TX 75071. The family will receive friends during a visitation from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m., with a rosary beginning at 7:00 p.m. at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home, 2525 Central Expressway North, Allen, TX 75013.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association at 3001 Knox St, Ste. 200, Dallas, TX 75205, or online at or to the Knights of Columbus Council 799 Charity Fund, 10110 Shoreview Rd, Dallas, TX 75238. The family would like to thank all the caregivers who provided attentive care and love for Marla during her battle. We know all her family and friends will miss her heart-warming smile and loving manner forever.

Updated service info for recently deceased Knights (Thomas Hoot, and Robert Cahill)


In memory of Brother Knight Thomas Hoot

A memorial service for Mr. Hoot will be held at the Wildwood Chapel, Restland Funeral Home, Dallas, TX on July 1, 2015 at 10:00AM. All are welcome to attend to honor Tom’s life.

Thomas Edwin Hoot passed away peacefully in Dallas, TX on June 17, 2015. He was 73.
Tom was born on December 6, 1941 in Dallas, TX to Dr. Edwin and Mrs. Lou Hoot. He grew up and attended high school in Dallas, TX and later graduated from the University of North Texas with a degree in Business Administration and Industrial Management. He married Bettye Brown Hoot in 1969 in Dallas, TX. Bettye and Tom lived over the years in Dallas, Houston and Austin, TX, and had one daughter, Leshia. Tom worked for many years in purchasing and industrial management, first in the oil industry in Houston and later in the electronics industry in Austin and Dallas. He was a member of the A. C. Garrett Masonic Lodge in Dallas, TX.

Tom will be remembered for his love of genealogy and family history, interest in computers and electronics, and love for movies new and old.

Tom is preceded in death by his wife, Bettye Brown Hoot and his parents Dr. Ed and Mrs. Lou Hoot. He is survived by his brother and sister-in-law Dr. Joe Hoot and Mrs. Margaret Hoot of Canton, TX; sister Kathey Peat of Dallas, TX; daughter Noel Hoot; daughter and son-in-law Leshia and Kevin Crotty of Austin, TX; and one grandson.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Thinkery Museum of Austin, TX to honor Tom’s love of learning and tinkering or the Hope For The Warriors project to honor Tom’s respect of our nation’s armed forces.

In memory of Brother Knight Robert (Bob) Cahill

We have received word that Brother Knight Robert Cahill passed away this Monday.  Brother Cahill was the mastermind behind the many Coach Cahill Dance Parties that he ran in the upper hall for many years.

The family will greet friends from 6:00 to 7:00 pm on Monday, June 29, 2015 at Brown’s Funeral Home in Irving, Texas.  Rosary at 7:00pm-7:30pm. (Address: 707 N. MacArthur, Irving, TX 75061)

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at Cistercian Preparatory School at 2:00 pm with Father Paul McCormick officiating. (Address: 3660 Cistercian Rd, Irving, TX 75039). Burial will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery in Irving, Texas.

Robert “Coach” Cahill, age 74, of Dallas, Texas, died Monday, June 22, 2015. Born January 21, 1941, he is survived by his daughter, Julianne and two grand-daughters, Kristen and Kelsey. A Jesuit honoree-alumni, he began his long career in education in Bremond, Texas coaching and mentoring youth. He loved to spend time with his family and friends. He was known for his positive attitude and steadfast friendships. He was actively involved in the Knights of Columbus. A beloved coach, friend, father, and grandfather, he enjoyed being outside and enjoyed the company of friends (which he made everywhere he went). He was also a die-hard Texas Rangers fan. In his spare time, he played tennis, spent weekends with family and friends grilling and enjoying the outdoors. He was a leader by example and never met a stranger. His favorite phrase was “Go Get ‘Em!” and he lived by that motto every day.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to







Services for Brother Jay Armstrong

Below is information about the services for Brother Jay Armstrong, and a portion of his obituary.  Please pray for the repose of his soul and comfort for his family and friends.

Rosary at St. Patrick’s at 2 pm on Tuesday, May 5, followed by Mass at 2:30 pm.  There will be a reception at KayCee hall for family and friends following the mass.

Armstrong, James R.


Jay was born on March 20, 1948 in Dallas, Texas and passed away on May 1, 2015 in Dallas, Texas.

He was a loving father, husband, and friend.

Jay dedicated his career not only to educating children of the independent school districts of Dallas and Richardson, but also served as the executive director of human resources for RISD.

Jay is preceded in death by his parents, Russell and Martha Armstrong.

He is survived by his wife, Kathy; son, Blake; sister, Linda Reed; and numerous other family members and friends.

A Rosary will be held at 2pm on Tuesday May 5, 2015 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, 9635 Ferndale Rd, Dallas, TX 75238; a Mass will follow at 2:30pm.  Following the service there will be a reception for family and friends.

Memorials may be made to the Jesuit College Preparatory Scholarship Fund.







In memory of SK Tony Tovar

Hi All,
Here are the funeral arrangements for SK Tony Tovar.

Viewing Wednesday evening 5pm to 7pm at Sparkman Crane funeral home (on Garland Road). Rosary is Wednesday at 7 pm at Sparkman Crane.

Funeral mass will be Thursday at 11 am at St. Patrick’s followed by a luncheon at the St. Patrick’s Parish Center.

Please pray for the repose of the soul of SK Tony Tovar, and please pray for his family.

In Memory of Brother Knight Marvin Hlavenka

Brother Knight Marvin Hlavenka passed away Thursday evening. He leaves behind his wife Celeste, and daughter Rose.  Please pray for the repose of his soul and for his family.

Service Schedule


5:00 PM – 8:00 PM, Monday, January 26, 2015

Hughes Funeral Homes – Ed C. Smith Chapel, 4419 Samuell Blvd. Dallas, TX 75228

Recitation of the Holy Rosary will be at 7:00 PM Monday January 26,2015 at the Hughes- Ed.C. Smith chapel

Mass of Christian Burial

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM, Tuesday, January 27, 2015

St. Thomas of Aquinas Catholic Church. 6306 Kenwood Ave. Dallas, Tx, Dallas 75214


In Memory of SK Louis Alvarez

SK Louis Alvarez: February 9, 1928 – January 13, 2015

It is with regret we pass along news of the death of SK Louis Alvarez after a brief illness. Louis was a Council 799 member, as well as a Fourth Degree member of the Fr. Abram J. Ryan Assembly.
He joined the Knights of Columbus in June 1967. Exemplified to the Fourth Degree in April 1972.
The rosary will be at 9:30 AM on Monday, January 19, 2015. The Funeral Mass will be at 10 AM onMonday January 19, 2015…both at St. Thomas Aquinas. Dallas Texas 75214
Pray for the peaceful repose of his soul & God’s comfort to his family!