Aston, PA — Sister Ulrich Marx, OSF, died in Assisi House on August 28. She was ninety-two years of age and had been a professed member of the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia for seventy years. Sister Ulrich was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where she was a member of St. Barnabas Parish. She entered the congregation in 1933 and completed her high school education after her entrance. She later earned a B.S. in Education from Villanova University. Sister Ulrich ministered primarily in elementary education. In addition to teaching grades 1-8, she also assisted with the choir, altar boy training, and religious education programs. She also worked in formation with the Sisters of St. Francis. In later years she served in healthcare and worked in a school library. She enjoyed reading, music, and working puzzles.
Sister Ulrich ministered for twenty-four years in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. She taught at St. Alphonsus School (1936-1941) and at St. Ludwig School (1947). From 1947-1952 she served as Candidate Director for the Sisters of St. Francis. In 1992 she moved to Assisi House in Aston where she served in prayer ministry until her death.
Sister Ulrich ministered for twenty-one years in the Diocese of Harrisburg. She taught at St. Joseph School in York (1945-1947, 1955-1957) and at St. Mary School in York (1961-1967). From 1975-1986 she served at St. Joseph Hospital in York.
Sister Ulrich also served for twenty-one years in the Diocese of Trenton. She taught at St. Anthony School (1952-1955, 1970-1972), Immaculate Conception School (1957-1959), St. Raphael School (1959-1961), St. Michael Orphanage in Hopewell (1967-1970), and Corpus Christi School in Willingboro (1972-1975). In 1986 she returned to Corpus Christi School where she worked in the library until 1992.
Sister Ulrich also ministered for four years in the Diocese of Allentown. She taught at St. Bonifacius School in St. Clair (1941-1942), St. Mauritius School in Ashland (1942-1944), and St. Mary Magdalen School in Lost Creek (1944-1945).
All services will be held in Assisi House, 600 Red Hill Road, on September 5. A Christian Wake Service will be held at 9:30 A.M followed by viewing. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 A.M. Burial will be in Our Lady of Angels Cemetery in Aston. Sister Ulrich is survived by nieces and nephews and by her Franciscan family. Donations in her name can be made to Franciscan Ministries Foundation, 609 S. Convent Road, Aston, PA 19014.