Dominican Sister of Peace Corinne (June Marie) Staub (90) died at the Mohun Health Care Center in Columbus, OH, on August 9, 2018. She was born in 1928 in Detroit, MI, the daughter of Edith Collins and Charles Raphael Staub. She entered Dominican Sisters of St. Mary of the Springs, now the Dominican Sisters of Peace, in 1948, and served God’s people for 68 years.
A great lover of music, Sr. Corinne earned a certificate in Liturgical Music at the Pius X School of Liturgical Music at Manhattanville College of the Sacred Heart in Purchase, NY, in the summer of 1951. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Music Education from St. Mary of the Springs College, now Ohio Dominican University, in 1953 and went on to earn a Master of Science in Music Education from Notre Dame in 1961.
Sr. Corinne put her love of music to work as a music teacher and a choir and orchestra director, a ministry that took her to schools in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan and New York over 25 years. In 1993, she was the first recipient of the “Distinguished Former Teacher Award” given by the Alumni Association of St. Clare de Montefalco School, Grosse Pointe Park, MI, in recognition of the positive impact she had on her students.
In the early 1980’s, God called Sr. Corinne to a new and very different ministry. After receiving certification in Nursing Home Administration and Retirement Housing at the Ohio State University, she served as the Administrator of Mohun Health Care Center and the Administrator at the Precious Blood Sisters Motherhouse in Dayton, Ohio.
As a member and Chair of the Building Committee, Sr. Corinne was instrumental in the construction of the Columbus, OH Motherhouse. Her attention to detail and dedication are honored by the building that today offers a home to Columbus-area Dominican Sisters of Peace, to two Congregational ministries, and to our Congregation offices,
In her later years, Sr. Corinne served as a volunteer Sacristan at the Mohun Health Care Center and as a volunteer in the Congregation’s finance offices before moving to her final ministry of Prayer and Presence at the Mohun Health Care Center.
In her preaching at Sr. Corinne’s funeral, Sr. Sheila McIntyre recalled Sr. Corinne’s great love of music, comparing her ministries to the songs of her life full of service and love. Sr. Sheila reminded us that every song from Sr. Corinne was sung to and for the God that she loved so much, and that we were all blessed by the music of her life.
Sr. Corinne Staub was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Edith Collins Staub, her brothers, Charles and Donald and her sisters, Carol Degen and Sister Dolores Staub, OP. She is survived by nieces and nephews.
A Vigil of Remembrance Service was held at the Dominican Sisters of Peace Motherhouse Chapel, Columbus, OH, on Monday, August 13, 2018. The funeral liturgy was also held at the Dominican Sisters of Peace Motherhouse Chapel on August 14, 2018. Sr. Corinne was interred at St. Joseph Cemetery in Columbus, OH.
Gifts in Sr. Corinne’s memory may be sent to the Dominican Sisters of Peace, Office of Mission Advancement, 2320 Airport Dr. Columbus, OH 43219 or submitted securely at oppeace.org
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