Father Robert Volpert, a pastor and teacher, dies

Father Robert C. “Cass” Volpert

Father Robert C. “Cass” Volpert, a retired priest of the Archdiocese of Louisville, died on March 29. He was 85 years old.

Father Volpert, a native of Louisville, served as a pastor, teacher and chaplain during his more than 57 years as a priest.

He attended St. Mary’s College High School and St. Mary’s College for seminary. He completed his seminary education at St. Meinrad School of Theology in St. Meinrad, Ind. He was ordained a priest of the archdiocese on May 27, 1961.

He served as pastor of the following parishes: St. Sylvester, Ottenheim, Ky.; the old St. Ann; Incarnation and Epiphany.

He served as associate pastor of the following parishes: the old Holy Cross; St. Albert the Great, St. Mary, Hillview, Ky.; St. Bernard and St. Edward.

Father Volpert also taught at Trinity High School and the former Bishop David High School. He served as a chaplain at Our Lady of Peace Hospital and served on the Archdiocesan Health Panel for more than 25 years.

He is survived by his sister, Dolores Gidcumb; his nieces Judi Ilari, Jeanine Burke, Deborra Clark Oser, Denise Waldbrunn and his nephew William Chism, as well as many grandnieces and nephews. 

The Mass of Christian Burial will be concelebrated at the Church of the Epiphany, 914 Old Harrods Creek Road, on April 8 at 10 a.m. followed by burial in Calvary Cemetery. 

Visitation will be on April 7 from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Ratterman & Sons Funeral Home, 3800 Bardstown Road, and after 9 a.m. at the church on April 8.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Society of St. Vincent De Paul.

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