Let Us Remember

Mrs. Beatrice B. Capen

10/25/2018
Let us remember the life and ministry of Beatrice Blanche Capen, 81, who died suddenly of a massive stroke on Thursday, October 25, 2018. She was born July 9, 1937 to Blanche and George W. Newton of North Granby, CT.  Bea was the wife of Rev. John Capen, a retired elder who is currently appointed to Athens Federated Church and High Hill UMC. Previous to his retirement they served North Canton Community and Washington Hill UMCs in CT; Rondout Valley and Kripplebush UMCs in Stone Ridge, NY; and ...

Funeral Service for Rev. Barbara J. Mungin

10/24/2018
Let us remember with thanksgiving the life and ministry of Rev. Barbara J. Mungin, who entered the church triumphant on Wednesday, October 17, 2018. The following are the funeral arrangements for our sister Barbara Joyce Mungin.  Viewing will take place on Thursday, October 25, 2018 from 4:00pm – 8:00pm at Epworth UMC, 834 Concourse Village East, Bronx, NY 10451. The funeral service will be Friday, October 26, 2018, at 10:00am at Salem UMC, 2190 Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd, New York, NY. The ...

The Reverend Richard A. Thornburg

10/22/2018
Let us remember with thanksgiving the life and ministry of Rev. Dr. Richard Addison Thornburg, 91, who entered the church triumphant on Monday, October 22, 2018 in Peabody, MA. Richard was born in Chicago, IL to the late Amos A. and Elizabeth Sutherland Thornburg. He was raised and educated in Providence, RI, graduating from the Moses Brown School. He continued his education at DePauw University in Greencastle, IN. After graduation he was called to serve God and attended Union Theological ...

The Reverend Barbara J. Mungin

10/17/2018
Let us remember with thanksgiving the life and ministry of Rev. Barbara J. Mungin, who entered the church triumphant on Wednesday, October 17, 2018. Barbara Joyce Mungin was born March 5, 1947 in New York City to the late John Mungin and Martha Parker-Mungin of Beaufort, South Carolina. Barbara was raised in Harlem on 116th Street and obtained her education in the New York City public schools. Barbara knew from an early age that education was key and spent the majority of her life quenching her ...

The Reverend Carole Paynter

10/2/2018
Let us remember with thanksgiving the life and ministry of Rev. Carole Paynter, who died on Tuesday, October 2, 2018, after some medical complications, at Stony Brook University Hospital. Carole Angela Paynter, born October 9, 1961 in Hackney Hospital, London, England, was a loving and affectionate child to Veda and Fitzroy Paynter. Carole had some complications at birth and spent a brief period hospitalized in an oxygen tent. Her personal motto is found in John 4:34, “Jesus said to them, ‘My ...

The Reverend Donald E. Collier

9/30/2018
Let us remember with thanksgiving the life and ministry of Rev. Donald Earl Collier, who entered the church triumphant on Sunday, September 30, 2018 in Des Moines, WA. Donald was was born in Lakewood, OH on February 7, 1935 to Earl and Florence (Dunn) Collier. The family moved to Westchester County, NY when Don was quite young; he always considered himself a New Yorker. Don received his bachelor’s degree from Ohio Wesleyan University and his masters from the Yale School of Divinity.  Don became ...

The Reverend William R. Siktberg

9/20/2018
Let us remember with thanksgiving the life and ministry of Rev. William R. Siktberg, 95, who died after a brief illness on Thursday, September 20, 2018 in Kokomo, IN. He was attended in his final days by his two sons and many devoted friends from the Bennetts Switch Community Church. He was a longtime member of that congregation, and was their pastor in the late 1940s. Four weeks before his death he was still living alone in the house he helped his father build in 1937, supported on a daily ...

The Reverend Dr. Jean C. Arthur

9/16/2018
Let us remember with thanksgiving the life and ministry of Rev. Dr. Jean Cale Arthur, 94, who died peacefully on Sunday, September 16, 2018. She was born on June 22, 1924. Jean felt called to the ministry of the church at an early age. She wanted to provide service to her community’s needs for both physical and spiritual healing. Jean was a registered nurse and served in India as a Methodist missionary in the 1950s, taking time off only to get her master’s degree in New York City, as well as ...

The Reverend Barbara D. Knox

9/8/2018
Let us remember with thanksgiving the life and ministry of Rev. Barbara D. Knox, 89, who died on Saturday, September 8, 2018 at Wingate at Beacon, in Beacon, NY. She was born March 24, 1929 in Newburgh, NY to the late Irving S. and Dorothy B. Knox. Barbara became a provisional member of the New York Conference in 1989. She served the following congregations: Trinity UMC in the Bronx, Pine Bush UMC, and Walker Valley UMC. Barbara retired in 1995. Survivors include several distant cousins. There ...

The Reverend Walter H. Schenck

9/6/2018
Let us remember with thanksgiving the life and ministry of Rev. Walter Herbert Schenck, 77, who died on Thursday, September 6, 2018. He was born October 6, 1940 in Passaic, NJ to the late Walter and Clara Crabtree Schenck. Rev. Schenck began his career in the New Jersey Conference. He joined the New York Conference in 1970, serving several churches over the course of 33 years: Christ UMC in Brooklyn; Overlook UMC in Woodstock, NY; First UMC in Jamaica, NY and Peekskill UMC. Much of his New York ...

The Reverend Matthew V. Labriola

8/9/2018
Let us remember with thanksgiving the life and ministry of Rev. Matthew Valentino Labriola, 89, of Brewster, MA, who died at home on Thursday, August 9, 2018 after a quiet battle with cancer. He was born on February 14, 1929 in Passaic, NJ to Michael and Mary Dardano Labriola. Rev. Labriola graduated from Fairleigh Dickinson University in Teaneck, NJ and Drew University Theological School in Madison, NJ. During his ministry in the New York Conference he served the following churches: Memorial ...

Mr. Gregory Halbrook

7/28/2018
Let us remember the life of Gregory Yevgenie Halbrook, 22, of Greenville, SC, who died on Saturday, July 28, 2018.  Greg was born in Orel, Russia. His parents are John Harvey Halbrook and Rev. Lori Miller of Sandy Hook, CT. Rev. Miller is the pastor at Newtown UMC in Sandy Hook. Greg was an Eagle Scout and he loved cars. A student at Greenville Technical College, he was studying auto body work and his prized possession was a Ford Mustang. In addition to his parents, he is survived by a brother, ...

Memorial Service for Rev. Dr. Birchfield Aymer

6/13/2018
Memorial Service for Rev. Dr. Birchfield Aymer   Saturday, June 16, 2018 10:00am Salem United Methodist Church 2190 Adam Clayton Powell Jr Boulevard New York, NY Clergy are asked to wear white robes and red stoles. Rev. Aymer died on April 4, 2018.  See Let Us Remember.

Mrs. Helen B. Villazon

6/3/2018
Let us remember the life and ministry of Helen (Biser) Villazon, 74, who died on Sunday, June 3, 2018 in Clifton Park, NY. She was born January 4, 1944. For 54 years she was the wife of Rev. Westley R. Villazon. Helen was a retired secretary and senior account clerk. Her interests were in small groups, United Methodist Women, and Stephen Ministry. She enjoyed arts and crafts, sketching, painting, gardening and helping others. Wes and Helen met at the Hicksville United Methodist Church youth ...

The Reverend Dr. James E. Rush

5/22/2018
Let us remember with thanksgiving the life and ministry of Rev. Dr. James E. Rush who died on May 22, 2018 in Little Rock, AK. Jim was born in Ames, IA on January 2, 1941. He received his bachelor of science from Geneva College in Beaver Falls, PA, continued on to Crozer Theological Seminary in PA for his master of divinity, and received his PhD from Hartford Seminary Foundation in CT. As a lifetime student, Jim continued his studies in India, China, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam ...

The Reverend Norma A. Rust

5/7/2018
Let us remember with thanksgiving the life and ministry of Rev. Norma Andrus Rust, 86 who died peacefully on Monday, May 7, 2018. Norma was born May 2, 1932 in Simsbury, CT, daughter of the late Arthur G. and Elizabeth (McHenry) Andrus; she was a lifelong resident of Simsbury.   Rev. Rust was a graduate of the Hartford Seminary where she received her Master of Divinity. In addition, she had received a Doctor of Ministry from Drew Theological Seminary. Rev. Rust served appointments at several ...

Mrs. Connie M. Sartorio

4/28/2018
Let us remember the life and ministry of Mrs. Connie M. Sartorio, 80, of Norwalk, CT, who died on Saturday, April 28, 2018. Connie was born June 27, 1937 in Philipsburg, PA. She was married to Rev. Paul Sartorio, who served the New York Conference from 1944 until his retirement in 1987. He died on December 14, 1992. Connie spent most of her life in New Canaan, CT, where her husband was pastor at New Canaan United Methodist Church. They married in 1983. Connie was a former New Canaan insurance ...

Mrs. Athena M. Hagerty

4/24/2018
Let us remember the life and ministry of Athena M. Hagerty, 75 who died on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 in Monroe, NY. Athena was the wife of Reverend William Hagerty, who is currently serving the Fosterdale United Methodist Church in Fosterdale, NY. Athena was born in Athens, Greece on August 18, 1942. She moved to Philadelphia after high school to attend Drexel University, where she obtained a bachelor’s degree in home economics and a master’s degree in biology and dietetic sciences. She worked for...

The Reverend Dr. Birchfield Aymer

4/4/2018
Let us remember with thanksgiving the life and ministry of Rev. Dr. Birchfield Charlesworth Preston Aymer, who died on April 4, 2018 on the island of Antigua from an aneurysm. He was born on November 1, 1944 in St John’s, Antigua, the youngest of six children of John and Millanette Aymer.  He grew up in Ebenezer Methodist Church in St. John's, and was educated at the St John’s Boys School and the Antigua Grammar School. He became a candidate for ministry in 1967, was accepted by the Synod in ...

Mr. David T. Marks

3/27/2018
Let us remember the life and ministry of David Thomas Marks, 72 of North Haven, CT, who died on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at Yale-New Haven Smilow Cancer Hospital. David was the husband of Pastor Barbara Marks who serves First United Methodist Church of Middletown, CT.   David was born in New Haven on May 25, 1945 and was the son of the late Nathan H. and Ethel Hall Marks. He was a faithful servant of God. David served his country in the US Army during the Vietnam War having received the sharp ...

Mrs. Dorothy M. Brown

2/22/2018
Let us remember the life and ministry of Dorothy M. (Barlow) Brown, 90, of Shelton, CT, who died on Thursday, February 22, 2018 at the Bishop Wicke Health Center in Shelton. She was born on December 10, 1927 in Treadwell, NY. For 51 years she was the loving wife of Rev. Paul W. Brown, who predeceased her in 2003. Dorothy and Paul met at Ohio Wesleyan University and were married on July 7, 1951. Rev. Brown was a clergy member of the New York Annual Conference for 37 years, serving Kenoza Lake, ...

The Reverend Philip A. C. Clarke

2/13/2018
Let us remember the life and ministry of Rev. Philip A. C. Clarke of Cape Elizabeth, ME who died on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 in Westbrook, ME. He was the son of Rev. Fred Clarke and Marjorie Hall Clarke of Leeds, England and Gloversville, NY. He was a graduate of Gloversville High School, Middlebury College in Middlebury, VT, and Boston University School of Theology. He also studied theology in Edinburgh, Scotland. His first assignment in 1955 was as the associate pastor of Scotia Methodist ...

The Reverend James "Mac" Speights

2/10/2018
Let us remember the life and ministry of Rev. James “Mac” Speights, Jr. of Huntington, NY, who died on Saturday, February 10, 2018 at the age of 77. Mac was born on November 4, 1940 in Walterboro, SC to James M. Speights, Sr. and Marietta Stribling. He graduated with a bachelor of arts degree from Florida Southern College in Lakeland, FL in 1962 and from Perkins School of Theology in Dallas, TX with a bachelor of divinity degree in 1965. In 1963 he married Marguerite Jhonson. Mac moved to ...

Mrs. Faith Natalie Wynne

1/23/2018
Let us remember the life and ministry of Faith Natalie Wynne, who died on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at home surrounded by her children. She was the widow of Rev. Gene F. Black of the New York Conference, the mother of Rev. Betsy Ott, New York-Connecticut District Superintendent, and the grandmother of Rev. Gene Ott, pastor of Yorktown UMC.    Faith Natalie Glenwood was born September 22, 1921 in Hudson, NY. The eldest daughter of John B. and Florence (Wandel) Glenwood, Faith moved with her ...

Mrs. Maggie D. Kiah

1/11/2018
Let us remember the life and ministry of Maggie Dunston Kiah, 96, of Bracey, VA, who died on Thursday, January 11, 2018 at her home. She was the widow of Rev. McQuay R. Kiah, who served the former Delaware Conference and the New York Conference for almost 40 years. Maggie was born on September 6, 1922 in Warren County, NC. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Howard University in Washington, DC and her master’s degree in nutrition from New York University. She worked as a dietitian at Beth ...

The Reverend Dr. Karen Engelman

1/10/2018
Let us remember the life and ministry of Rev. Dr. Karen Engelman who died on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 in DeLand, FL. She was born in Beaver Falls, PA on January 5, 1947. Karen graduated from high school in Joliet, IL and received her undergraduate degree from Valparaiso University in Indiana. She received her master’s degree in divinity from Union Theological Seminary in NYC in 1986. She also had an education administration certification from Hofstra University in Hempstead, NY. Karen taught ...

Memorial Service for Jonathan J. C. Bortin

1/8/2018
A celebration of Jonathan J. C. Bortin’s life will be held at 1:00 pm on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at Community United Methodist Church, 100 Park Blvd, Massapequa, NY 11758. Jonathan is the son of Rev. Dorothy Caldwell. A message from Jonathan’s family: “All of Jon’s family and friends are invited to come and celebrate the time he spent with us. The service will start at 1:00 pm and a celebratory meal will follow. Jon had the ability to leave a lasting impression on everyone he met. He was ...

The Reverend Edwin (Ted) S. Gault

1/8/2018
Let us remember the life and ministry of Rev. Edwin (Ted) S. Gault, 93, of Fort Myers, FL, who died on Monday, January 8, 2018. Rev. Gault was born in Philadelphia, PA in 1924 to Edwin and Helen Gault. In 1943 he enlisted in the US Navy, where he served for three years. With the help of the GI Bill, he received a bachelor of arts degree from Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA and then continued his studies at Oxford University. He earned a master of divinity from Yale Divinity School. In 1950 Ted...

The Reverend Henry H. Hobbs

12/30/2017
Let us remember the life and ministry of Rev. Henry H. Hobbs of Port Chester, NY, who died on Saturday, December 30, 2017 after a brief illness. Rev. Hobbs was born in Clearwater, FL to Thomas and Clarine Hobbs. He graduated from Plant High School in Tampa, FL, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Union Theological Seminary in New York. During World War II, Rev. Hobbs was a member of the 104th Bomber Squadron of the Army Air Force. Rev. Hobbs was ordained in the New York East ...

The Reverend Virginia H. Wilcox

12/28/2017
Let us remember with thanksgiving the life and ministry of Rev. Virginia H. Wilcox, who died on December 28, 2017 at Saint Vincent’s Medical Center in Bridgeport, CT. Virginia was born in Torrington, CT on February 17, 1944. She was the daughter of the late Elizabeth and Asa Hall. She was preceded in death by a sister and brother. Rev. Wilcox received her undergraduate degree from Wesleyan University and her master of divinity degree from Yale Divinity School. Ordained in the New York ...

Mrs. Nancy Rivenburgh

12/14/2017
Let us remember with thanksgiving the life and ministry of Nancy (Shaw) Rivenburgh, who died on December 14, 2017 at the age of 92. She was the widow of Rev. Francis Rivenburgh, who served the New York Annual Conference for 19 years and died in March 1977 while serving St. Paul's UMC in Inwood on Long Island. Between 1958 and 1976 Rev. Rivenburgh pastored the following churches in the Catskills and the Hudson Valley: Hunter, South Jewett, Platte Clove, Jefferson, North Harpersfield, North ...

Mr. Jonathan Caldwell Bortin

12/4/2017
Let us keep in prayer the family of Jonathan James Caldwell Bortin, 26, who died on Monday, December 4, 2017. Jon is the son of Rev. Dorothy Caldwell, pastor at Community United Methodist Church in Massapequa, NY. Jon was born August 10, 1991 in Newark, NJ. He grew up in Staten Island, NY attending P.S. 45 and I.S. 61. In 2003 he moved to New Paltz, NY. He excelled in math and science in school, graduating from New Paltz High School in 2009 with 37 AP credits. He attended the University of ...

The Reverend Byung (Joseph) Mo Kim

12/4/2017
Let us remember the life and ministry of Rev. Byung (Joseph) Mo Kim who died on Monday, December 4, 2017. Rev. Kim is the husband of Pastor Jane Kim who serves at Vail’s Gate United Methodist Church in New Windsor, NY. Rev. Kim was born on November 3, 1962 in Seoul, South Korea to John Kim and Myung Ae Lee. He immigrated to the United States in November 1980. He graduated from McCormick Theological Seminary and received his D.Min. from New York Theological Seminary. He was an ordained ...

The Reverend Robert E. Hullstrung

12/3/2017
Let us remember with thanksgiving the life and ministry of Rev. Robert E. Hullstrung, 83, who died on December 3, 2017 surrounded by his loving family. He was the devoted husband of Flora (Robinson) Hullstrung, to whom he was married for 58 years. Rev. Hullstrung was born October 8, 1934 in Mineola, NY, son of the late Jacob and Ethel (Condy) Hullstrung. He served the New York Conference for over 37 years, pastoring churches on Long Island in East Meadow, Flanders, East Quogue, Uniondale and ...

The Reverend Clifton Gatewood, Jr.

12/2/2017
Let us remember the life and ministry of Rev. Clifton Gatewood, Jr., who joined the Church Triumphant on Saturday, December 2, 2017. He served God and the people of The United Methodist Church for 40 years prior to his retirement. Even in his retirement he was always present until his health began to deteriorate.  A celebration of life service will be held at Salem United Methodist Church, 2190 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd, New York, NY 10027 on Wednesday, December 13th at 7:00 p.m., with ...

The Reverend J. Philip Gehres

11/25/2017
Let us remember the life and ministry of Rev. J. Philip Gehres of Newark, DE, who died on Saturday, November 25, 2017 at Arden Courts of Wilmington, DE. He was 84.  Born in Huntington, WV, Phil was raised in Lancaster, OH, and attended Ohio Northern University. He pursued a calling to the ministry and served his first parish as a student pastor at Harrod (Ohio) Methodist Church. In 1955 he relocated to the New York Conference where he served churches in Grand Gorge and Gilboa while completing ...

The Reverend Albert R. Miller

11/17/2017
Let us remember with thanksgiving the life and ministry of Rev. Dr. Albert R. Miller, 90, of Shelton, CT who died on Friday, November 17, 2017 at Bishop Wicke Health and Rehabilitation Center. Rev. Miller was born in Brooklyn, NY on May 15, 1927, son of the late Albert F. and Marietta (Johansen) Miller. Rev. Miller was a U.S. Navy veteran. He received his bachelor of science degree from New York University, his seminary degree from Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, KY and his doctor of ...

The Reverend John C. Raines

11/12/2017
Let us remember with thanksgiving the life and ministry of Rev. Dr. John C. Raines, 84, of Philadelphia, PA who died on Sunday, November 12, 2017 of congestive heart failure. Rev. Raines was born in Minneapolis, MN on October 24, 1933, to Richard C. Raines (who served as bishop of the Indiana Conference of the Methodist Church from 1948 to 1968) and Lucille (Arnold) Raines. He graduated from Shortridge High School in Indianapolis, IN and Carleton College in Northfield, MN, and earned a master of...

Mrs. Nancy F. Young

11/7/2017
Let us remember the life and ministry of Nancy F. Young, 82, of Hamilton, OH who died on November 7, 2017 at University of Cincinnati Hospital. She was preceded in death by her husband Rev. David E. Young. Rev. Young spent 33 years in ministry in the New York Conference. He served the following churches in New York: Asbury and Wesley UMCs on Staten Island, Island Park, Coram, North Shore UMC in Wading River, Hobart and Township, Red Hook, Rowe Memorial UMC in Milan, and Beacon. Rev. Young ...

The Reverend Robert W. Howard

10/30/2017
Let us remember with thanksgiving the life and ministry of Rev. Robert (Bob) W. Howard, 85, of West Hartford, CT who died peacefully of heart failure on Monday, October 30, 2017. Pastor Howard, as he was fondly known, was born in 1931 in Stamford, CT, the only son of Harold and Evelyn Howard. He attended Stamford public schools and earned a BA from Williams College. He graduated from Union Theological Seminary in New York City with a master of divinity degree. Bob began his fifty-year ministry ...

Mrs. Genell Y. Poitras

10/24/2017
Let us remember the life and ministry of Genell Yvonne Poitras, 87, who died on Sunday, September 24, 2017 at the Heritage Living Center in Park Rapids, MN. She was the wife of Rev. Edward W. Poitras, who served the New York Conference for 39 years, primarily in overseas missions in Korea. He retired as professor of world Christianity from the Perkins School of Theology in 1997. Genell Y. Kirmis was born on August 3, 1930 at Lidgerwood, ND. She graduated from Edgeley High School in 1948 and from...

The Reverend Reuben Gums

10/11/2017
Let us remember with thanksgiving the life and ministry of Rev. Reuben (Ben) Gums, 89, who died on October 11, 2017 at the Jamestown, ND Regional Medical Center. He was born October 16, 1927 in Cleveland, ND, to Fred and Katherine (Vossler) Gums and attended Jamestown Public Schools. He attended Jamestown College from 1945 to 1947 and graduated from North Central College in Naperville, IL with a bachelor of arts in speech and religious education. In 1952 he graduated from Evangelical Theological...

Mrs. Adelia Riley

9/24/2017
Let us remember the life and ministry of Adelia Riley of Jackson Center, OH, who died on Sunday, September 24, 2017 at Lane Park of Sidney senior living community. Adelia was 91. She was the widow of Rev. Roger D. Riley, who served in the New York Conference from 1954 until his retirement in 1984. He pastored several parishes that included numerous churches in what is now the Catskill Hudson District, including Jefferson circuit; Windham, Ashland and North Settlement circuit; Rockland Area ...

Mrs. Gerry Gehres

9/15/2017
Let us remember the life and ministry of Gerry Gehres, 84, who died on Friday, September 15, 2017 at Seasons Hospice of Christiana Hospital in Newark, DE. Gerry was the wife of Rev. J. Philip Gehres, who joined the New York Conference in 1956. In New York he served churches in Grand Gorge, Gilboa, North Blenheim, Manorkill, West Conesville, Hobart, Township and Floral Park. Gerry was born on January 6, 1933 and raised in West Jefferson, OH. She lived briefly in Harrod, OH before moving to Grand ...

Ms. Camille A. Shand

9/14/2017
Let us remember with thanksgiving the life and ministry of Camille Alethia Shand, who died on September 14, 2017. She was the daughter of retired clergy, Rev. Wesley F. Shand. Camille was born on August 27, 1969 in St. Andrew, Jamaica. She immigrated to the United States with her family. Camille graduated from Tilden High School in Brooklyn with honors, and then attended Boston University, graduating with a bachelor of arts in philosophy in 1994. She worked at Joslyn Diabetes Research Center and...

The Reverend David A. Stevens

7/26/2017
Let us remember with thanksgiving the life and ministry of Rev. David Arthur Stevens, of Port Washington, NY, who died on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at Northwell Hospital in Manhasset, NY with his wife, Marilyn, at his side.  Reverend David (Dave) Arthur Stevens was born March 1, 1936 in Fairmont, WV, the youngest of three sons of  Dr. Amos H. Stevens and Julia (Currier) Stevens. He was blessed with a beautiful singing voice and enjoyed singing in church and glee club. Orphaned at thirteen, he ...

Ms. Linda Turner-Dash

7/18/2017
Let us remember the life and ministry of Linda Turner-Dash who died on July 18, 2017 in Georgia at the age of 67. She is the widow of Rev. Michael Inego Dash. Rev. Dash served in the New York Conference for 29 years from 1977 until his retirement in 2006. He died on September 21, 2014. At this time we have no other information on Linda’s life and ministry.

The Reverend Sungnam Kim

7/8/2017
Let us remember with thanksgiving the life and ministry of Rev. Sungnam Kim, of Norwood, NJ, formerly of Fresh Meadows, Queens, NY who died on Saturday, July 8, 2017. Born in Korea on July 20, 1924, Rev. Kim, was ordained in Korea (Korean Methodist Church) and served three Korean Methodist churches there before he came to the New York Conference in 1978. He is a founding pastor of two churches in the New York Conference: Long Island Korean United Methodist Church, and Astoria Korean United ...

Mrs. Sara H. Haruyama

6/29/2017
Let us remember the life and ministry of Sara Hamilton Haruyama, who died peacefully at her home surrounded by her family on June 29, 2017 at the age of 82. Sara was the wife of Rev. Justin Giichi Haruyama, who served the North Carolina and New York Conferences for 19 years, from 1961 until his retirement in 1972. He died on May 28, 1980. Sara was born on July 27, 1934 to Iron Lee and Fuschia Saunders Hamilton in Troy, NC. She earned her bachelors degree from High Point College in High Point, NC...

Ms. Laura L. Davidson

6/27/2017
Let us remember with thanksgiving and love, the life and ministry of Laura Leigh Davidson, who died on Tuesday, June 27, 2017. Laura is the wife of Rev. Jason Radmacher. Laura was a gifted actress, writer, editor and singer. She worked as a writer and editor for Scholastic Books, and sang professionally in New York and beyond. She found great joy and meaning in her many friendships, and especially in her beloved family with Jason and their dear son, Oliver. Laura’s wonderful wit and generous ...

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