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February 7, 2011

The Very Rev. Henry Lawrence (Larry) Whittemore Jr., former dean of the Cathedral Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, died Jan. 30 in Southwestern Vermont Medical Center in Bennington with his family at his side, according to an obituary published in the Burlington Free Press. He...

January 2, 2011

The Rev. John Burnett Morris, an early leader in the efforts to integrate the Episcopal Church in the civil rights movement, died on Dec. 28 at a retirement home in Evans, Georgia, due to complications from Parkinson's disease. He was 80.

Morris was a founder and the first executive...

October 26, 2010

The Rev. Dr. Charles A. Perry, former Washington National Cathedral provost and Church Divinity School of the Pacific seminary dean, died Oct. 23 of a heart attack while on a trip to Asheville, North Carolina. He was 81.

Perry served the cathedral as chief pastor, administrator, and...

October 13, 2010

The Rt. Rev. Philip Alan Smith, seventh bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of New Hampshire, died Oct. 10 in Alexandria, Virginia, following a brief illness. He was 90.

Born in Belmont, Massachusetts, on April 2, 1920, Smith received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Harvard University in 1942...

October 5, 2010

RPM Bowden, a lifelong Episcopal churchman who served as a deputy to 11 General Conventions and two terms on the church's Executive Council, died Oct. 5 in Atlanta after an extended illness. He was 80.

Born Richard Perry Milas Bowden in San Antonio, Texas, he was known throughout the...

August 16, 2010

Winnie Crapson, a noted lay leader in the Episcopal Church, died Aug. 11 in Topeka, Kansas. She was 85.

Crapson had been involved for decades in a variety of ministry areas at the local, national and international levels. Most recently she was a member of the board of the Archives of the...

August 8, 2010

Charles Metcalf Crump, longtime chancellor of the Diocese of West Tennessee and deputy to 17 General Conventions from 1958-2006, died peacefully Aug. 8 at his home in Memphis. He was 96.

Crump retired in October 2008 after serving for 71 years as a practicing attorney at Apperson, Crump...

July 10, 2010

Retired Suffragan Bishop of the Episcopal Church of Cuba Nerva Cot Aguilera died suddenly on July 10 after a brief battle with severe anemia. She was 71.

Cot became the first female Anglican bishop in Latin America when she was consecrated in Havana’s Holy Trinity Cathedral in June...

June 3, 2010

Carl Knirk, who served more than a dozen years as canon for stewardship and evangelism for the Seattle-based Diocese of Olympia and recently began a term as president of the Episcopal Network for Stewardship (TENS), died May 29. He was 65.

At 6'4" tall, Knirk had a quick smile and...

May 6, 2010

The life and varied ministries of the Very Rev. Canon Richard Maurice George Jr., dean emeritus of Trinity Cathedral in Phoenix in the Diocese of Arizona, will be celebrated at a Sunday evening service.

George, 79, died May 5 after a brief illness. "Dean George's health deteriorated...

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