Dominican Sister of Peace Mary Roderic (Sally) Schaub, OP (85), a native of Santa Monica, CA, died on February 7, 2022, at the Mohun Health Care Center in Columbus, OH.
Sr. Roderic, or Sr. Rod to her Dominican Community, was born in 1936 to Virginia Walker and Alvin Schaub. When her military family settled in Columbus, OH, she attended Saint Mary of the Springs Academy and was introduced not only to our Sisters but also to Catholicism.
At the age of twenty, she was baptized, and three years later answered the call to religious life. She entered in 1959, made first profession in 1962, and took her final vows in 1967. She served God’s people as a vowed Dominican Sister for 62 years.
Sr. Rod was a 1955 graduate of the St. Mary of the Springs Academy. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Education from Saint Mary of the Springs College and ministered as a primary grade teacher and principal in New Mexico, New York, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. She took great joy in teaching children from the various cultures that she encountered, especially in New York and New Mexico.
Her many personal and administrative gifts were called upon when she was asked to serve as Director of Maintenance at the Columbus Motherhouse. This challenging position was complicated since the neighboring Mohun Health Care Center was undergoing a major renovation at that time.
After her work at the Motherhouse, Sr. Rod took a sabbatical in Kentucky before returning to Columbus and serving as a tutor at the Salesian Boys and Girls Club of Columbus. A severe stroke ended her active ministry in 2002, but she continued to serve through her prayer and presence at the Mohun Health Care Center.
Sr. Roderic Schaub was preceded in death by her parents, Alvin and Virginia Walker Schaub, and her sister, Betty Wade. She is survived by a niece and nephew.
A Vigil of Remembrance Service was held at the Columbus Motherhouse on February 15, 2022. The funeral liturgy, also at the Motherhouse, was held on February 16, 2022. Sr. Roderic was buried at St. Joseph Cemetery in Columbus, OH.
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Memorial gifts in Sr. Mary Roderic’s memory may also be sent to the Dominican Sisters of Peace, Office of Mission Advancement, 2320 Airport Dr. Columbus, OH 43219.