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Fr. Thomas M. Radaich, 70, died Monday, April 21, 2014 at Essentia Health St. Marys Medical Center in Duluth.

Father Tom was born April 4, 1944 in Duluth to Paul and Loretta (Hazelcamp) Radaich.

He attended college at St. Johns University in Collegeville, Minn., 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, Minn., on June 5, 1970.

In his many years of faithful service Father Tom served at St. Joseph, Chisholm; Cathedral of Our Lady of the Rosary, Duluth; St. Alice, Pequot Lakes; St. Charles, 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 Church in 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.

VISITATION: 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, April 24, with wake prayers at 7 p.m. in St. Michaels Catholic Church. Visitation continues on Friday, April 25. from 9:30 a.m. until the 11 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial in St. Michaels Catholic Church, 4901 E. Superior St., Duluth. Burial will take place at 5 p.m. Friday at Itasca Calvary Cemetery in Grand Rapids, Minn. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred and may be directed to CHUM (Churches United In Ministry), or United Catholic Appeal. Arrangements by Dougherty Funeral Home, Duluth, 218-727-3555.