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December 7, 2011

[Episcopal News Service] The Rt. Rev. Elliot L. Sorge, eighth bishop of the Diocese of Easton, died Dec. 6 in Centennial, Colorado. He was 82.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Dec. 10 at St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church in Centennial. Sorge and his wife, Marjorie, were living...

October 24, 2011

The Rt. Rev. Bertram Herlong, the 10th bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Tennessee, died Oct. 21. He was 77.

Current Tennessee Bishop John Bauerschmidt said that day in an e-mail that the death of his immediate predecessor came "after a very swift decline while under treatment for...

September 11, 2011

Retired Diocese of Iowa Bishop Walter C. Righter, 87, died Sept. 11 after a long period of illness. He had lived just outside Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

"The Episcopal Church can give thanks for the life of a faithful and prophetic servant. He proclaimed the gospel for more than 60 years...

August 30, 2011

Sofia Cavalletti, a founder of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Christian formation curriculum widely used in Episcopal and other churches, died at her home in Rome, Italy, on Aug. 23, according to an Aug. 25 release from the National Association of Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (NACGS)....

August 24, 2011

Updated with details of the graveside service held on Sept. 3 in Missouri, and a memorial service, which is planned for Oct. 14 at St. Alban's Episcopal Church in Washington, D.C.

Pamela Chinnis, who was the first woman to lead the Episcopal Church's House of Deputies, died Aug. 24 at...

July 25, 2011

The Rev. Canon Mary Michael Simpson, a member of the Episcopal Church-affiliated monastic Order of St Helena for 58 years and a pacesetter in women's ministry, died July 20, 2011, in Augusta, Georgia.

The cause of death was kidney failure, according to the Diocese of Atlanta.

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May 2, 2011

The Rt. Rev. Robert Marshall Anderson, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Minnesota from 1978 to 1993 and a former assisting bishop in the Diocese of Los Angeles, died May 3 in Minneapolis of pancreatic cancer. He was 77.

A memorial service will be held on Monday, May 9, at 11 a.m. at St...

April 8, 2011

Episcopal Diocese of Virginia Chancellor Russell V. Palmore Jr., who also served the wider church in many capacities, died suddenly April 7 following cataract surgery. He was 64.

"Russ was a tremendous example of loyalty and dedication to the Episcopal Church," Virginia Bishop Shannon S...

April 3, 2011

Margaret H. "Magee" Andersen, whose media and broadcast work served the Episcopal Church for more than 30 years in Los Angeles and New York, died March 30 in Thousand Oaks, California. She was 93.

A former head of audio-visual communication for Seabury Press in New York, Andersen was...

February 8, 2011

The Very Rev. Mart K. Craft, former dean of the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist in Spokane, Washington, died Feb. 5 following a brief illness. He was 71.

Born Aug. 28, 1939 in Sunnyside, Washington, Craft studied theology at Church Divinity School of the Pacific in Berkeley,...

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