Sister Madeleine Francis, 88

The Baltimore Sun

Sister Madeleine Francis Skrovanek, a longtime radiology supervisor at St. Joseph Medical Center in Towson, died of renal failure Sunday at her order's retirement home in Aston, Pa. She was 88.

Born Elizabeth Bridget Skrovanek in Allentown, Pa., she joined the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia in 1938 and received the name Madeleine Francis. She earned a bachelor's degree in education from Villanova University. She also studied radiology at St. Francis Hospital School of Radiology in Trenton, N.J.

Early in her career, she taught at St. Peter Claver Parochial School in Northwest Baltimore and later held posts in Philadelphia, Trenton, New Haven, Conn., and Reading, Pa.

She was radiology supervisor at St. Joseph Medical Center in Towson from 1970 to 1975 and from 1987 to 2005.

Sister Madeleine was a member of the Catholic Health Association X-ray committee from 1954 to 1959 and wrote a "Standard Curriculum and Course Outline" for two-year schools of radiology technology that was published by that organization in 1959.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 11 a.m. tomorrow at Assisi House, 600 Red Hill Road, Aston, Pa.

Survivors include a brother, Otto Skrovanek, and a sister, Marie Seaman, both of Allentown; and nieces and nephews.

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