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“I was a student at St John Bosco from 1962 to 1970, and I remember Fr Kew very well. He was definitely our favorite priest...very easy to talk to...Read More »
1 of 7 | Posted by: Deborah Bachmann Norwood - CA

“Rest in Peace, Fr. Kew. Thank you for your faithful witness to God's love. So happy to have known you since your days working at Sacred Heart...Read More »
2 of 7 | Posted by: Janet Boyle Kotarski - IN

“Many fond memories of Fr. Kew from St. John Bosco CYO. He was always sincere and consistent in his faith. One of the guiding lights in my life. ”
3 of 7 | Posted by: James Wojciehowski - St George, UT

“Fr.Larry was well thought of in the Indianacommunity for many years growing-up. Godspeed.A donation: St.Jude Childrens ”
4 of 7 | Posted by: AnnaMae Nelson - IN

“Thank you for the honor of serving mass along with you as an altar boy. Thank you for your leadership as an instructor and as the leader of our...Read More »
5 of 7 | Posted by: Walt Fles - Crown Point, IN

“Rest in peace, Fr Kew. Good blessed us all with your guidance, witness, love, and courage. Toy have touched more lives than you have ever known. Rest...Read More »
6 of 7 | Posted by: Shelley Eagle (Bapple) - OH

“Rest in Peace Father Kew. You were an awesome priest at Saints Peter and Paul in Merrillville where my brothers and I attend grade school. Many...Read More »
7 of 7 | Posted by: JEFFREY GREENWELL - NJ


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Fr. Larry Kew of Merrillville, IN born February 7, 1940 passed away December 16, 2019. He was a Gary Diocesan priest for 53 years most recently serving as Pastor of St. Catherine of Sienna parish in Hammond. Fr. Kew is survived by his sisters Mary Ellen (Fred) Becker and Patricia (Lou Martinez) Giannini. Fond uncle of many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents Lambert and Frances Kew, brothers Robert (Gerri) and Lambert (Chris) Kew.

Fr. Larry was raised in Whiting, IN, attended Clark High School, St. Meinrad Seminary and was ordained in May 1966 by Bishop Grutka at Holy Angels Cathedral in Gary. His first assignment was St. John Bosco in Hammond. Throughout his 53 years he faithfully ministered to many parishes within the Diocese of Gary.

Visitation will be Thursday, December 19, 2019 from 3 to 6 pm at St. Matthias Church in Crown Point and 9am to 10 am Friday, December 20, 2019. Following visitation on Friday a Memorial Mass will be offered at 10:30 am. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Humane Society of Northwest Indiana in the name of Princess, his cherished companion and faithful pet.