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July 23, 2015

[Episcopal Diocese of Ohio] The Rt. Rev. David C. Bowman, ninth bishop of Western New York and assisting bishop of Ohio, died on July 10 in Cleveland, Ohio, at age 82, shortly following a stroke.

Born on November 15, 1932 in Oil City, Pennsylvania, Bishop Bowman was raised in...

July 21, 2015

[Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta] The Rt. Rev. Milton LeGrand Wood III died peacefully in his home on July 16

Born in Selma, Alabama, on Aug. 21, 1922, he grew up in Montgomery as the only son of Milton Legrand Wood Jr. and Roberta Hawkins Wood. After graduating from Sidney Lanier...

July 8, 2015

[Episcopal Diocese of the Rio Grande] The Rev. Melvin Walker La Follette was born in Evansville, Indiana, in on September 7, 1930. He lived all of his childhood in Ridgeville, Indiana. His father, Melvin Lester La Follette, was an electrician for the local telephone company who lost his job...

April 12, 2015

[Episcopal Diocese of Easter Oregon] A sixth generation Oregonian, the Rt. Rev. Rustin R. “Rusty” Kimsey was born on June 20, 1935 in Bend, Oregon, to Lauren Chamness Kimsey and Lois Elena (Moorhead) Kimsey. He died at home on April 10 at the age of 79.

The Rt. Rev. Rustin R. Kimsey,...

March 17, 2015

The Rev. Keith Johnson

[St. Philips Church] The Rev. Keith Johnson, 53, passed away Tuesday, February 24, 2015 due to complications from cancer.

Born in New Orleans in 1961, Keith grew up schooled in the particular values of his parents, Minnie and Robert Johnson.These...

March 5, 2015

Patricia High and her husband, Fort Worth Bishop Rayford High, were partners in ministry. Photo: Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth

[Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth press release] Patricia High, teacher, beloved wife, mother, and grandmother, 72, died on March 4, at her home in...

March 2, 2015

[Episcopal Diocese of Long Island] The Rt. Rev. Orris G. Walker, Jr., died on Feb. 28 at the age of 72. He was the seventh bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Long Island, serving from 1991 to 2009.

“His episcopate championed the cause of full inclusion of women in the ordained...

February 27, 2015

[The Episcopal News — Los Angeles] The Rev. Canon Malcolm Boyd – whose human rights advocacy shaped most of his 30 books including the 1965 best-seller Are You Running with Me, Jesus? – died February 27 in Los Angeles while receiving private hospice care. Severe complications of pneumonia...

January 22, 2015

Marcus Borg

Editor’s note: This story was updated at 10:15 a.m. EST Jan. 23 to include information about a memorial service and additional details.

[Episcopal News Service] Marcus J. Borg, a New Testament scholar, theologian and author who was associated for years with...

December 4, 2014

In this 1994 photo, Diocese of Chicago Bishop Suffragan William Wiedrich, second from left, joins other Chicago-area faith leaders in an ecumenical service for those living with HIV/AIDS. Photo: Jack Spratt/Episcopal News Service

[Episcopal News Service] Bishop...

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