Deacon Gary Chladek’s 16 years of service at St. Bernadette Parish in Bellevue included prison ministry, helping with liturgies, particularly the 11 a.m. Sunday Mass, and coordinating the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults. He died Dec. 31 at age 78. A funeral Mass was held Jan. 6 at St. Bernadette Church. Burial was at Calvary Cemetery in Omaha. “Gary had the heart of a deacon, the heart of charity,” Father Harold Buse, pastor, said in his homily at the funeral.