Let Us Remember

The Reverend Clinton Lunt, Jr.

2/28/2017
Let us remember with thanksgiving the life and ministry of Rev. Clinton Lunt, Jr., of Berea, OH, who died on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 of congestive heart failure at the age of 81. Rev. Lunt was a long-time Long Island resident, but had moved to Ohio to be near his family. According to Rev. Lunt’s brother, his calling to ministry was the result of a serious duck-hunting accident in 1952 on the Great South Bay. A person gathering clams happened by and saved his life after he was injured. Clinton...

The Reverend Dorothy Weigert

2/25/2017
Let us remember with thanksgiving the life and ministry of Rev. Dorothy Weigert, who died on Saturday, February 25, 2017 after a long illness. Dorothy was born August 29, 1947. She lived with her family in Fountain Inn, SC, and had been on a medical leave of absence from the New York Conference since April 2012. Dorothy served the New York Conference for more than 30 years. Churches she pastored were:  East Berlin UMC in CT; Rhinebeck and Hillside UMCs in NY; Grace UMC in Lindenhurst, NY; ...

The Reverend Charles W. Lanham

2/22/2017
Let us remember with thanksgiving the life and ministry of Rev. Charles Wesley Lanham, 93, of Wolcott, CT, who died on Wednesday, February 22, 2017. He was born on July 4, 1923 in Darjeeling, India, to missionary parents, Rev. John W. and Daisy Lanham. He served as a bomber pilot in World War II and, after a crash landing with all crew members surviving, was interned in Sweden as a POW until the war ended. Charles received his theological education at Asbury College in Wilmore, KY and Hartford ...

The Reverend Richard E. Wiborg

2/20/2017
Let us remember with thanksgiving the life and ministry of Rev. Richard Emerson Wiborg, of Newton, MA, who died at home on Monday, February 20, 2017. Richard graduated from Jamaica High School in Queens, NY, Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware, OH, and Union Theological Seminary in New York, NY. He served the New York Conference from 1962 to 1979, beginning his ordained ministry as youth minister at Five Points Mission on the Lower East Side. He was appointed to Summerfield-Hope United ...

Mrs. Ruth Amrein

2/16/2017
Let us remember with thanksgiving the life and ministry of Ruth Amrein, 102, of Vernon, CT, who died on February 16, 2017. She was born on February 21, 1914 at Columbia Station, OH, the daughter of Benjamin and Achsah Crawford. She graduated from both Allegheny College and The Meadville Conservatory of Music in 1935. Ruth was the widow of Rev. Arthur Amrein, who served the New York and New York East Conferences for 37 years from 1937 until his retirement in 1974. Churches he served were: Central...

Mr. Robert J. Dorsey

2/3/2017
Let us remember with thanksgiving the life and ministry of Robert James Dorsey, who died on February 3, 2017 at Vassar Brothers Medical Center, Poughkeepsie, NY due to cardiac arrest. Robert was the husband of Pastor Scharlise Dorsey, who is appointed to the Wappingers Falls United Methodist Church. He was a retired bus driver for Liberty Lines Transit after 28 years of service. Robert was born on Friday, December 5, 1952 in the Bronx, NY to James and Lillian Dorsey. He was a man who faced ...

Mr. Carl J. Zenkert

1/29/2017
Let us remember with thanksgiving the life and ministry of Carl J. Zenkert, who died on January 29, 2017 surrounded by his loving family. Carl had a long career in youth ministry, serving over 25 years as director of United Methodist camps, including Camp Epworth and Quinipet Camp & Retreat Center of the New York Annual Conference, and Manidokan Camp & Retreat Center of the Baltimore-Washington Conference. Carl was well regarded in the United Methodist camping community for his service to youth,...

Ms. Chanel Gatewood-Brisborn

1/24/2017
Let us remember with thanksgiving the life and ministry of Chanel Gatewood-Brisborn, who died on January 24, 2017. She was the daughter of retired clergy, Rev. Clifton E. Gatewood. Rev. Denise Smartt Sears told me “…she was the one who looked after me at the Bishop's Convocation way before childcare was provided. She spent the last decade or so caring for her Dad…making sure he was present at every clergy meeting and annual conference. They were both in different nursing homes when she passed ...

The Reverend William A. Johnston

1/23/2017
Let us remember with thanksgiving the life and ministry of Rev. William A. Johnston, of Fuquay-Varina, NC, who died on Monday, January 23, 2017. William was born April 8, 1937. Rev. Johnston graduated from the University of Nebraska-Omaha, and received his master of divinity degree from Drew University. A long-time resident of New York, he taught social studies in the Washingtonville School District for many years. As a pastor in the New York East and New York Conferences, he served the ...

The Reverend Albert H. Scholten

1/22/2017
Let us remember with thanksgiving the life and ministry of Rev. Albert Henry Scholten, 93, of Middletown, CT who died at home on Sunday, January 22, 2017. Rev. Scholten was born on December 7, 1923 in Minneapolis, MN, the son of the late Albert, Sr. and Agnes (Hedlund) Scholten. He graduated from Pine City High School in 1941 and enlisted in the United States Marine Corps, serving from 1944 to 1946. He earned the rank of corporal and participated in action against the enemy at Iwo Jima, Volcano ...

Mrs. Edith G. Hansen

1/10/2017
Let us remember with thanksgiving the life and ministry of Edith Mae Grogan Hansen, 101, who died on January 10, 2017 in Durham, NC. Edith was the widow of Rev. Wilfred Hansen who served the New York East and New York Conferences for 50 years. Edith Hansen was born in Manhattan, NY and grew up in Richmond Hill, Queens. She graduated from Jamaica High School in 1930 at age 15. In 1934 she began nursing training at St. John’s Hospital in Brooklyn, NY, graduating in 1937. In 1938 she married Rev. ...

Mrs. Cornelia F. Neale

12/29/2016
Let us remember with thanksgiving the life and ministry of Cornelia F. Neale, 97, who died on December 29, 2016 at Palm Village in Reedley, CA. Cornelia was born January 29, 1919 in Washington, CT. Mrs. Neale was the widow of Rev. Latimer Baker Neale, who served in the New York East and New York Conferences for 37 years. Churches he served were: Centerport, Great Neck, Orient, Southold and East Meadow on Long Island, and St. Paul’s UMC in Middletown, NY. He also served as executive secretary of ...

The Reverend Irving A. Marsland

12/23/2016
Let us remember with thanksgiving the life and ministry of Rev. Irving A. Marsland, 97, who died Friday, December 23, 2016 at his home in Portland, OR. He was born February 4, 1919.    Rev. Marsland served the New York East and New York Conferences for 38 years. Churches he pastored were:  Grahamsville and Sundown, NY; Bedford Hills, NY; Cornwall, NY; Aldersgate and Irvington Methodist in Dobbs Ferry, NY: Grace Methodist in Newburgh, NY; and Hempstead UMC. Rev. Marsland retired in 1983 after ...

The Reverend Mark J. Richards, Jr.

12/19/2016
Let us remember with thanksgiving the life and ministry of Rev. Mark J. Richards, Jr., 82, who died on Monday, December 19, 2016. He died peacefully in his sleep after battling acute heart disease. He was affectionately known as Papa, Rev., Borbor, Bor Mark, Old Pa, John Schmidt, Fahdeh, Mr. Richards and Mr. Mark. He was also known as husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle, friend, counselor, confidant and elder. Mark spent more than half of his life in his beloved ...

The Reverend Dr. David J. Harper

12/17/2016
Let us remember with thanksgiving the life and ministry of Rev. Dr. David J. Harper of Trumbull, CT, who died on Saturday, December 17, 2016 following a lengthy illness. Born on June 16, 1936 in Trenton, NJ, Rev. Harper was the son of the late James E. and Myrtle R. Harper. He graduated from Trenton Central High School as class of 1954 valedictorian. Majoring in philosophy and religion at Western Maryland College, he graduated cum laude with honors and was elected to Who’s Who in American ...

Mrs. Joyce Thornburg

12/2/2016
Let us remember with thanksgiving the life and ministry of Joyce Lidstone Thornburg, 91, who died on Friday, December 2, 2016 at Continuing Care of Brooksby Village in Peabody, MA. Joyce is survived by her husband of 66 years, Rev. Richard Thornburg. Rev. Thornburg retired from the New York Conference in 1994. Churches he served were: South Highland, Garrison, NY; Van Cortlandtville, Peekskill, NY; Trinity, Richmond Hill, NY; Southhampton, NY; Floral Park, NY; and Norwalk, CT. He was Connecticut...

The Reverend James W. Clayton

11/20/2016
Let us remember with thanksgiving the life and ministry of Rev. James Winston Clayton, 89, who died Sunday, November 20, 2016 at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital in Murfreesboro, TN. Jim, as he was known to his family and friends, was born on August 17, 1927 in Soddy-Daisy, TN. As the child of a United Methodist pastor, Jim moved several times during his early years. After completing high school in White River Junction, VT, his family moved to Hicksville, NY. Beginning in 1944, he attended New ...

The Reverend Robert G. Barnes

11/12/2016
Let us remember with thanksgiving the life and ministry of Rev. Dr. Robert G. Barnes, 83, who died Saturday, November 12th at his home in Kingfield, Maine with his wife and dear friends at his side.   Rev. Barnes was born on May 7, 1933 to Albert J. and Irene Barnes in Philadelphia, PA. Robert graduated from Central High School in Philadelphia.  He attended Temple University and graduated with a bachelor of arts in English in 1957. Robert continued his studies for a year as a seminary student, ...

Mrs. Doris Robbins

11/10/2016
Let us remember with thanksgiving the life and ministry of Doris Robbins, 92, who died on November 10, 2016 at Oak Hill Assisted Living in Grand Rapids, MN. Mrs. Robbins was the widow of Rev. William Robbins, who served the Vail's Gate, Woodycrest, and Yorktown Heights churches in the New York Conference in the 1940s and 1950s. He retired in 1985 and died on October 17, 2008. Dori was born in the Åland Islands, Finland. She was the daughter of Leonard and Mildred Gronlund. When she was six the ...

The Reverend David B. Rogers

11/1/2016
Let us remember with thanksgiving the life and ministry of Rev. David B. Rogers of North Egremont, MA, who died at home on Tuesday, November 1, 2016 after battling pancreatic cancer. David was born in Springfield, MA on February 10, 1945. He was the son of Derwood B. and Anna E. (DeShane) Rogers. David graduated from Springfield’s Technical High School in 1963, then joined the Navy that fall. He was based in Long Beach, CA and served in Vietnam as a radar technician aboard the aircraft carrier ...

Mrs. Jayne Carpenter

10/4/2016
Let us remember with thanksgiving the life and ministry of Jayne Ellen Carpenter, 77, who died on October 4, 2016 at West Shore Hospital, Mechanicsburg, PA. Jayne was born October 21, 1938 in Baldwin, Long Island and was the daughter of the late Clifford W. and Anna A. (Jacobs) Low. She is survived by her loving husband of 58 years, Rev. Dr. George H. Carpenter. Rev. Carpenter retired from the New York Conference in 2001. He served Marlboro UMC in NY; Middle Hope UMC in Newburgh, NY; First UMC ...

Mrs. Mildred Versteeg

9/15/2016
Let us remember with thanksgiving the life and ministry of Mildred Versteeg, 94, who died on September 15, 2016. Mildred was the wife of retired associate member Rev. Joseph E. Versteeg. He served the following churches in the New York Annual Conference: Hillsdale, North Hillsdale, West Taghkanic and Glenco Mills UMCs in NY; Canaan, CT and Millerton, NY UMCs; and St Andrews UMC in New Haven, CT. Rev. Versteeg retired in 1984.  At this time we have no other information. Blessings to the Versteeg ...

Ms. Susan Woodworth

9/3/2016
Let us remember with thanksgiving the life and ministry of Susan Woodworth, who died on Saturday, September 3, 2016. Susan was the wife of Rev. Robert Kersten, who retired from the New York Conference in 2015. Susan was born in Montreal, Canada. She graduated in 1978 with a BA in English from Middlebury College. Throughout her life she was engaged in ministry through a wide variety of meaningful work: Henderson Settlement, Frakes, KY; United Ministry's Play School in Delhi, NY; director of ...

The Reverend Sydney L. Parker

8/10/2016
Let us remember with thanksgiving the life and ministry of Rev. Sydney L. Parker, 93, who died at Benchmark Senior Living in Hamden, CT on August 10, 2016.   Rev. Parker was born on June 16, 1923 in Brooklyn, NY to the late Joseph and Zedonia (Zeda) Lasky. He was a graduate of the City College of New York and the Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Philadelphia. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army as a medic. He was a long-time member of the Wallingford Senior ...

The Reverend Frederick M. Moore

8/3/2016
Let us remember with thanksgiving the life of Rev. Frederick M. Moore, 84, a resident of Moriches, NY who died Aug. 3, 2016 at Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead, NY.   Rev. Moore was born Nov. 22, 1931 in Port Jefferson to Karl F. and Mildred (McClure) Moore. He was a U.S. Army veteran and a former member of the Riverhead Fire Department, Washington Engine Company.   After serving in the Peninsula Conference from 1963 to 1966, Rev. Moore became a member of the New York Conference. He ...

Mrs. Sandra Piccirillo

7/31/2016
Let us remember with thanksgiving the life and ministry of Mrs. Sandra Piccirillo who died on Sunday, July 31, 2016. Sandy was born on January 3, 1953. She was the wife of Rev. Joseph Piccirillo who currently serves the Avon Memorial United Methodist Church in Avon, CT. Rev. Piccirillo served at Nichols United Methodist Church from 2002 to 2014. A memorial service for Sandy will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, August 6, 2016 at the Nichols United Methodist Church, 35 Shelton Road, Trumbull, CT...

The Reverend Joseph N. Ary

7/10/2016
Let us remember with thanksgiving the life and ministry of Rev. Joseph N. Ary, 88, a resident of Copake, NY who died at the Greer Nursing and Rehabilitation Residence in Canaan, CT on Sunday, July 10, 2016. Joseph was born at home on the family farm in Greene County, OH on May 19, 1928. Rev. Ary attended a one room schoolhouse through eighth grade and was a graduate of Xenia Central School, class of 1946. He graduated from Ohio State University in 1950. After his graduation he taught ...

The Reverend Robert Emmett Kanthak

7/9/2016
Let us remember with thanksgiving the life and ministry of Rev. Robert Emmett Kanthak, 91 a resident of Pawling, NY who died at The Grand at Pawling on Saturday, July 9, 2016.  Robert was born in Chicago, IL on May 9, 1925. He grew up in Chicago and worked part-time at his father's bakery, helping make the bread early in the morning before he went to school. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1943 and served as a radar-man while on the USS Barton, the USS Vincennes and the USS Vicksburg.  While in ...

Mrs. Josephine Wildcat Bigler

6/4/2016
Let us remember with thanksgiving the life and ministry of Josephine Wildcat Bigler, 95 a resident of Sapula, OK who died on June 4, 2016. Josephine was the widow of the Reverend Clarence Bigler who died in 2008.   Clarence served multiple churches in four conferences: North Indiana, Illinois Great River, Wisconsin, and New York totaling 42 years. After his retirement in 1990, he and Josephine moved back to Oklahoma where he served churches as he was needed.   Josephine Wildcat Bigler was born ...

The Reverend Donald O. Rackliffe

6/1/2016
Let us remember with thanksgiving the life and ministry of Rev. Donald O. Rackliffe, 88, of Feeding Hills, CT who died on June 1, 2016.   Rev. Rackliffe was a U.S. Coast Guard veteran who served during World War II. He was predeceased by his wife, Lucille, in 2009.   As a full elder, Rev. Rackliffe served 40 years in churches in the New York Conference. These churches included West Side Hill UMC in Waterbury, CT; Mary Taylor Memorial UMC in Milford, CT; Cutchogue UMC in NY; Asbury UMC in ...

The Reverend Charles F. Brown

5/18/2016
Let us remember the life and ministry of Rev. Charles F. Brown of Kingfield, ME, who died on May 18, 2016 at Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington, ME. Charles graduated from Medford High School in Massachusetts in 1940 and worked for two years at Liberty Mutual Insurance Company in Boston, followed by one year at Northeastern University studying to be a chemical engineer. In September 1942 he enlisted in the Army Air Corps. In April 1943 he was called to active duty, serving as a staff ...

Mrs. Patricia Rockwell Stacey

5/13/2016
Let us remember with thanksgiving the life and ministry of Patricia Rockwell Stacey, 78 a resident of Riberas Del Pilar, Mexico who died on May 13, 2016 after a three-year battle with cancer.   Patricia had been married to the Rev. Donald Stacey who served in the New York Conference. Rev. Stacey served churches in Garrsion NS Highland, Fishkill, Copake, Harpersfield, Elizaville, Red Hook, Poughkeepsie, LI Greenpoint Orient, Andrews, Fairfield and East Hampton. He also served as a chaplain at ...

The Reverend Richard A. Simmons

5/13/2016
  Let us remember with memories the life and ministry of Rev. Richard A. Simmons who died peacefully, surrounded by his family, Friday, May 13, 2016 at the Masonicare Hospice in Wallingford, CT.   Richard was born in Downingtown, PA on April 16, 1931, the son of the late Howard Simmons and Edith Norris Simmons. He was a graduate of Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, PA and Drew Theological School in Madison, NJ.   He began his parish ministry in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference ...

The Reverend Arnold C. Miller III

5/2/2016
Let us remember the life and ministry of Rev. Arnold C. Miller III who died on May 2, 2016 in North Fort Myers, FL.   Arnold was born in Baldwin, NY on May 20, 1928 to the late Arnold C. Miller, II and Emily Miller. He graduated from Baldwin, NY schools. Arnold received a BS from New York University in 1949; MDiv from Drew University in 1954; MA from New York University in 1956, and DMin from Drew University in 1977.   Rev. Miller pastored churches in East Moriches, East Meadow, Westport, Valley...

The Reverend Russell Sargent

4/25/2016
Let us remember the life and ministry of Rev. Russell Sargent who died on April 25, 2016 at his home in Cairo, NY. He was born June 3, 1919 in Joplin, MT. He was raised on a dairy farm in Red Wing, MN and graduated from Macalester College in St. Paul, MN. His son John wrote, "My dad went to the Church Triumphant around noon today. My brother Paul and I were with him when he passed. His desire to live and his work for the Lord kept him going for a long time."   Rev. Sargent began his public ...

The Reverend Edward A. Underwood

4/16/2016
Let us remember the life and ministry of Rev. Edward Anthony Underwood, Jr. who died on April 16, 2016 in Foley, AL.   Edward was born in Camden, NJ on April 25, 1930. He attended Woodrow Wilson High School in Camden, Asbury University in Willmore, KY and Temple University in Philadelphia, PA.   Rev. Underwood pastored United Methodist churches in New Jersey, New York and Connecticut. While in the New York Conference he served Christ UMC in Hartford, CT; Community UMC in North Yonkers, NY, and ...

The Reverend David L. Parker

4/6/2016
Let us remember the life and ministry of Rev. David Lecour Parker of Wesley Village, Shelton, CT who died on April 6, 2016. David and his twin brother were born on December 20, 1923.   David went to Middlebury College for his freshman year, before transferring to Hamilton to attend his father’s alma mater where his brother was also studying. David served in the Army, and his battalion was destined for the Battle of the Bulge. The night before the troops were set to ship out to Europe, nine men—...

The Reverend Robert Dudley Woodcock

3/5/2016
Let us remember the life and ministry of Rev. Robert Dudley Woodcock III of Rocky Hill, CT who died on March 5, 2016. Bert was born in 1946. He had a varied and interesting career. After graduating from Brown University with a master of science degree in 1968 he worked briefly as a physicist for the U.S. Navy. Bert became a probationary member of the New York Conference in 1971, received his master of divinity degree from Hartford Seminary in 1972, and was appointed to East Berlin UMC. He was ...

The Reverend Lloyd E. Dees

2/4/2016
Let us remember the life and ministry of Rev. Lloyd Eugene Dees of Rincon, GA who died on February 4, 2016 at the age of 85. Lloyd was born December 12, 1930 in Camden, AL to Martin W. Dees and Maggie McCants Dees.   After serving the African Methodist Episcopal church from 1961 to 1972, Rev. Dees was admitted to the Western North Carolina Conference of the UMC. He transferred to the West Virginia Conference in 1973, where he became a full member, and to the New York Conference in 1974. In New ...

Mrs. Freda Moon

2/2/2016
Let us remember with thanksgiving the life and ministry of Mrs. Freda Moon, who died on February 2, 2016. She was born on February 24, 1928. Freda was the widow of Rev. Alan Deryck Moon. They were married for 47 years and had two children. Rev. Moon served 26 years in the New York Annual Conference, at Peekskill NY UMC; Glendale UMC and Ridgewood UMC in Queens, NY; Bayport NY UMC; Baldwin NY UMC and St. James NY UMC. He retired in 1992 and died in 2002. Funeral arrangements are to be private. ...

Ms. Eleanor C. Snow

2/2/2016
Let us remember with thanksgiving the life and ministry of Eleanor C. Snow of Brewster, MA who died on February 2, 2016. She was born on April 3, 1934 in Bronxville, NY. Eleanor was a graduate of Darien High School, Central Connecticut State University with a bachelor's degree in elementary education and SUNY New Paltz with a master's degree in elementary education. For over 25 years Ellie was a dedicated teacher at school systems in Greenwich and Simsbury, CT. Most recently she taught at the ...

Mrs. Patricia Fuessle

2/1/2016
Let us remember with thanksgiving the life and ministry of Mrs. Patricia Fuessle, who died on February 1, 2016 at Heritage Commons Residential Health Care in Ticonderoga, NY. Patricia was born in Plattsburgh, NY on June 27, 1933. She was the widow of Rev. Robert Fuessle who became a probationary member of the New York Conference in 1981. He served Thomaston, CT and Roxbury and Halcottsville in the Upper Catskills Larger Parish. Rev Fuessle died in 1988. A graveside service will be held at a ...

The Reverend Richard Y. Yerrington

1/15/2016
Let us remember the life and ministry of Rev. Richard York Yerrington of Beacon Falls, CT, who died at Bridgeport Hospital on January 15, 2016.   Richard (Dick) was born in Hartford, CT on October 30, 1930, the only child of Charles B. and Lillian Y. Yerrington. He was raised in Rocky Hill and graduated from Weathersfield High School. He served in the U.S. Army Reserves. Following his time in the Reserves, Dick attended and graduated from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY, where he received a ...

The Reverend Benjamin Bing Kong Chiu

1/2/2016
Let us remember the life and ministry of Rev. Benjamin Bing Kong Chiu who died while on vacation in Singapore on January 2, 2016. His most recent residence was in Oakwood, Georgia.   Rev. Chiu was born in 1928 in Jiangmen, China. In 1957 he graduated from Singapore Trinity Theological College. His active ministry spanned 35 years and continued in his retirement. Rev. Chiu’s service included Singapore Cantonese Methodist Church, Kampar Methodist Church in Perak, Kuala Lumpur Cantonese Methodist ...

The Reverend James Charles Watson

12/28/2015
Let us remember the life and ministry of Rev. James Charles Watson of Chatham, MA who died on December 28, 2015 at the age of 96.   Jim Watson grew up on Long Island NY, where he met and married his lifetime partner, Marion Doré in 1943. He trained as a machinist/tool-maker and supervised building artillery gun-sights during WWII. When the war ended Jim and Marion, with their two-year old son Dennis, attended Houghton College. He earned a master of divinity degree from New York Theological ...

The Reverend Joseph A. Gillespie

12/12/2015
Let us remember with thanksgiving the life and ministry of Rev. Joseph A. Gillespie, 88, of Huntington Station, NY who died on December 12, 2015.   Rev. Gillespie was ordained a deacon in the New York Conference in 1982 and an elder in 1984. In 1982 he served the Islip United Methodist Church, and from 1983 to 1992 he served the West Hills United Methodist Church in Huntington Station. Rev. Gillespie retired in 1992. In his retirement he served two Vermont churches in the Troy Conference.   Rev....

Ms. Jane Dubuque

11/30/2015
Let us remember with thanksgiving the life and ministry of Jane Elizabeth Brennen Finucane Dubuque, who died on November 30, 2015 at 85 years of age. She was the wife of the Reverend Raymond Dubuque who retired from the New York Conference in 1986. He served in our conference at Waterbury, East Pearl in New Haven, Port Ewen and Esopus, Rhinebeck and Hillside, and Highland Falls and Fort Montgomery.   Jane was born in West Haven, CT on April 10, 1930 to the late Harold and Lillian O’Brien ...

Mrs. Ella Griffin

11/24/2015
Greetings in this Season of Advent. Let us remember with thanksgiving the life of Mrs. Ella Griffin who died on November 24, 2015 at the age of 88 at her home in Tyron, NC. Ella was the widow of Rev. Reese Griffin who served our conference for over 40 years. Ella was born in Chester County, SC and was the daughter of the late James and Nancy Goudelock. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 60 years Reese Griffin in 2008, and a son, Reese Griffin Jr. in 2002. Rev. Griffin began ...

Mrs. Helen C. Hoyt

11/19/2015
Let us remember with thanksgiving the life and ministry of Helen C. Hoyt, who died on November 19, 2015 at the age of 95.  Helen was the wife of the Reverend Paul Hoyt who was in ministry from 1943 until 1963 in the New England, Troy and Iowa conferences, and from 1963 until his retirement in 1984 in the New York Conference. Rev. Hoyt died in 2001. Helen was born in Sanford, Florida in 1920. She graduated from Southern College in Lakeland, Florida as a math major. She met her husband while at ...

Mr. Jerry Gafio Watts

11/17/2015
Let us offer prayers of condolence and comfort to Rev. Dr. Traci C. West. Traci’s husband, Professor Jerry Gafio Watts, died on November 17, 2015. Watts was a professor of English at the City University of New York Graduate Center and a leading scholar of African-American literature, culture and political thought. Jerry G. Watts, 62, was born May 17, 1953 and raised in Washington, DC. He was the son of the late Maria and James S. Watts Sr. Mr. Watts graduated from DeMatha Catholic High School ...

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