Reverend Robert Urlage

June 13, 1931 - December 9, 2020

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Reverend Robert J. Urlage, 89, of Covington, KY passed away on Wednesday, December 9, 2020. He was a member of St. Cecilia Parish and former Pastor. Father Urlage attended Holy Cross Elementary School, was a graduate of Covington Catholic High School, St. Mary's College in St. Mary, KY, St. Patrick College in Maynooth, Ireland for Theology and Xavier University graduating with a Master's Degree in Education. He was a teacher at Newport Catholic High School for 12 years, principal of Bishop Brossart High School, the Superintendent of Schools for the Diocese of Covington and Chaplin of Carmel Manor Nursing Home. Father Urlage was preceded in death by his parents: Stanley and Mary Urlage; sisters: Margaret Urlage, Helen Urlage and Bettejean Urlage; brothers: Stanley Urlage, Charles Urlage and Arthur Urlage. He is survived by many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews and great-great-nieces and nephews. Visitation and Mass of Christian Burial will be at St. Cecilia Church, 5313 Madison Pike, Independence, KY 41051 on Tuesday, December 15, 2020. (Masks and Social Distancing are Required). Interment will be in St. Cecilia Cemetery, Independence, KY. Connley Brothers Funeral Home, Latonia, KY is serving the family. Online condolences may be expressed on Facebook or at


Martin Pfeifer - Apr 17, 2021
Fr. Bob was a great Priest who would come to Florida & stay at San Pablo for a month while covering for our Pastor on vacation. He was a great man & will be missed.
Connie (Mrs. George) Hammond - Dec 19, 2020
My husband and I thought the world of Father Urlage. He was more than a priest, he was our friend. He was also a very good customer of my husband’s business. He participated in marrying us, he gave my husband the last rites, and he participated in my husband’s funeral mass. Heaven has gained another angel, and I know my husband will be thrilled to see him again in heaven. I was sorry I didn’t see the obituary until after the services. I would’ve like to express my feelings in person.
Jerry Scharf - Dec 14, 2020
Was a very special priest to all at Newport Catholic High School. So glad he was able to do the mass and join us for the 50th reunion for all that graduated in 1968. Prayers for the family. He is in God's loving hands, a great place to be, but will be missed by many.
Diane Kennedy Sinclair - Dec 13, 2020
What a horrible year for your family, but now the whole family is together in heaven. May they all Rest In Peace
Missy Witt - Dec 13, 2020
Judy, I’m so sorry for your loss. May your uncle rest in eternal peace.
Regina Dew - Dec 12, 2020
Well done, good & faithful servant. Thank you for your time at St. Therese. Many good memories. Grant him eternal rest, oh Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him.
Wayne and Pat Gulley - Dec 12, 2020
What a gentle soul and man of God. We all looked up to him and saw God through him. We will miss him.
Carolyn - Dec 11, 2020
Rest in Peace. He was a wonderful priest.
Kevin Eviston - Dec 11, 2020
God rest his soul. Great priest, loved having him at St Therese.
Dianne Auton - Dec 11, 2020
He was such a special man and a good friend. God has received a wonderful man to his heaven. I know he will be missed!🙏

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