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Obituary: Father Thomas M. Radaich, 70

Father Thomas M. Radaich, age 70, died Monday, April 21, at Essentia Health St. Mary’s Medical Center in Duluth. Father Tom was born April 4, 1944, in Duluth to Paul and Loretta (Hazelcamp) Radaich. He attended college at St. John’s University in Collegeville and Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wis.; studied philosophy at Mount St. Paul College in Waukesha, Wis. and theology at St. Paul Seminary in St. Paul. He was ordained to the priesthood by Bishop Paul Anderson at St. Cecilia Church in Nashwauk on June 5, 1970.

In his many years of faithful service Father Tom served at St. Joseph, Chisholm; the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Rosary, Duluth; St. Alice, Pequot Lakes; St. Christopher, Nisswa; Our Lady of Lourdes, Pine River; St. Leo, Hibbing; Our Lady of Snows, Bigfork; St. Augustine, Cohasset; St. Joseph, Grand Rapids and St. Michael, Duluth.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Joseph. Father Tom is survived by his niece Beth Mercado, his nephew Paul Radaich and many cousins and friends.

Mass of Christian Burial was April 25 at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, 4901 E. Superior St., Duluth. Burial is at Itasca Cemetery in Grand Rapids. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred and may be directed to CHUM (Churches United In Ministry) or United Catholic Appeal.