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August 1, 2013

[Episcopal News Service] Robert Bellah, a sociologist and author who taught at the University of California-Berkeley, died July 31 of complications related to heart surgery. He was 86.

UC-Berkeley said in an obituary that Bellah was “widely known as one of the world’s most influential...

July 26, 2013

[Anglican Communion News Service] Tributes have been paid to the Archbishop Emeritus of Cape Town, Philip Russell, who died July 26 in Australia, aged 93. Leading the tributes, the present Archbishop of Cape Town, the Most Rev. Thabo Makgoba, said: “Today the whole Anglican Church of Southern...

July 15, 2013

[Episcopal Diocese of Bethlehem] The Rev. K. Frederick Mauger, major general on the retired list of the Pennsylvania Army National Guard, died July 12, 2013.

Mauger served on active duty during World War II and the Korean War. He served as superintendent of the North Pocono School...

June 23, 2013

[Trinity Episcopal Church] James R. Lenney, 85, an active and long time Cranford resident, died June 16, 2013 following a brief illness at Overlook Hospital. A Memorial Service will be held Friday, August 9, at 2pm at Trinity Episcopal Church of Cranford, New Jersey, located at the corner of...

June 18, 2013

[National Council of Churches in India press release] The Most Rev. I Jesudasan of the Church of South India (CSI) passed way in Trivandrum on June 16 at the age of 88.

A dynamic leader, Bishop Jesudasan was the first person in Kerala to ordain women. Also an academician, he served as...

May 15, 2013

The Rev. Rebecca Lynn Willoughby (Becky) Dinan, an Episcopal priest known for her creative preaching, teaching and spiritual guidance, died of cancer at her home in Northport, Maine on April 11, 2013. She was 70. She was preceded in death by her husband of nearly 40 years, Joseph Dinan...

May 15, 2013

[Adzima Funeral Home] The Rev. Frank Earl Wismer III (Ret. Col. U.S. Army Reserve), age 65, of Stratford, beloved husband of Patricia McClaren Coller, passed away on Sunday, May 12, 2013 in St. Vincent’s Medical Center.

The Rev. Wismer, Vicar of Christ Episcopal Church in...

May 2, 2013

[Episcopal News Service] The Very Rev. Robert G. (Bob) Oliver, a former dean of the American Cathedral in Paris, died April 26 in Atlanta, Georgia. He was 83.

Oliver was ordained to the priesthood in the Diocese of Florida in 1960. He was rector of two mission congregations in...

April 23, 2013

[National Council of Churches press release] National Council of Churches leaders and staff expressed shock and sadness April 23 at the sudden death of the Rev. Dr. Bob Edgar, who served as NCC general secretary from 2000 to 2007.

NCC President Kathryn Lohre expressed the council’s...

April 22, 2013

 

The Very Rev. John Booty. Photo/Courtesy Duane Dale

[Episcopal News Service] Scholar, teacher, poet, priest, beloved husband, father, and grandad, the Very Rev. John Booty died at age 87 April 17 at his home in Center Sandwich, New Hampshire. He goes...

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