Let Us Remember

The Reverend Nathaniel Dixon, Jr.

5/5/2022
Let us remember with thanksgiving the life and ministry of Rev. Nathaniel Dixon, Jr., 72, who died surrounded by his wife and children on Thursday, May 5, 2022. Nathaniel Dixon, Jr., lovingly known by his family as “the silver fox,” was born on March 19, 1950 in Richmond, VA. He grew up in the Pelham Parkway Houses (Bronx, NY) with his parents and sister. As a youth he enjoyed competing in sports and discovered a deep passion and aptitude for music, developing a love for playing the saxophone ...

Memorial Service for Toby Chase Jacobsen

4/26/2022
Toby Chase Jacobsen, son of retired clergy Rev. Roy E. and Mary Ellen Jacobsen, died on February 22, 2022. His Let Us Remember indicated that a memorial service would be held in the spring. Below is the invitation and details for that service. Memorial Service for Toby Chase Jacobsen A memorial service will be held for Toby Jacobsen, 51, at the New Life United Methodist Church, 1 Beaver Bog Rd, New Fairfield, CT at 11:00 am on Saturday, May 14, 2022. Pastoral colleagues, friends and family of ...

The Reverend Johnny L. Ceasar

4/20/2022
Let us remember with thanksgiving the life and ministry of Rev. Dr. Johnny Lee Ceasar, 66, of Durham, NC, who died at home on Wednesday, April 20, 2022. Johnny was born on April 9, 1956, the son of Marxhall Ceasar, Sr. and Louise Scott Ceasar. Licensed to preach in 1982, Johnny served Shaw Chapel in Manhattan and as associate pastor at Metropolitan Community UMC in Manhattan. As a provisional elder he served Trinity UMC in the Bronx (Morrisania). Johnny was ordained an elder in the New York ...

Mrs. Margaret (Margey) Pfeiffer

4/7/2022
Let us remember with thanksgiving the life and ministry of Margaret (Margey) Walker Pfeiffer, 82, who died on Thursday, March 24, 2022. She was born December 10, 1939. Margey grew up in Greencastle, PA and graduated from Grove City College, Grove City, PA and received her master’s degree in special education from Southern Connecticut State University. She taught elementary education in New York State public schools, served as a substance abuse counselor in New York and Connecticut, and worked as...

The Reverend Richard W. Mellerup

3/4/2022
Let us remember with thanksgiving the life and ministry of Rev. Richard W. Mellerup, 92, of Bangor, ME who died on Friday, March 4, 2022. He was born January 7, 1930 in New Haven, CT. Richard was raised in New Haven and graduated from that city's schools before earning a bachelor's degree from The Defiance College in Defiance, OH. He went on to do graduate work at the Bangor Theological Seminary, Boston University and Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario. Much of Richard’s pastoring was in ...

The Reverend Richard C. Williams

3/1/2022
Let us remember with thanksgiving the life and ministry of Rev. Richard “Dick” Clayton Williams, 90, of Boulder, CO who died on Tuesday, March 1, 2022. He was born March 31, 1931 in Colorado Springs, CO. Dick graduated from Harvard Divinity School with a Master of Sacred Theology, from New School of Social Research with a master's degree in sociology and from University of Colorado with a PhD in mathematical sociology. He came to the New York Conference in 1959 and was appointed to Trinity UMC ...

The Reverend David James Randolph, Jr.

2/26/2022
Let us remember with thanksgiving the life and ministry of Rev. Dr. David James Randolph, Jr., 87, who died at his residence in Santa Rosa, CA on Saturday, February 26, 2022. David was born on May 13, 1934 in Elkton, MD. He graduated from the University of Delaware in 1956 and entered Drew University School of Theology, where he studied with Carl Michalson, Stanley Hopper and Jane (Karlin) Dillenberger. In 1957 David was ordained a deacon and became pastor of Hockessin UMC in Delaware. Ordained...

The Reverend Judith A. Bennett

2/26/2022
Let us remember with thanksgiving the life and ministry of Rev. Judith Ann Bennett, 87, of Shelton, CT who died on Saturday, February 26, 2022. Judy was born on September 7, 1934 in Portland, OR.  Judy attended Portland State University, studying English and elementary education, and Willamette University in Salem, OR, where she studied philosophy and religion. She married David W. Bennett in 1953 and they moved to the east coast. She received a B.A. from Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh, ...

Mr. Tobjorn (Toby) C. Jacobsen

2/22/2022
Let us remember with thanksgiving the life and ministry of Tobjorn (Toby) Chase Jacobsen, 51, of Bethesada, MD who died unexpectedly on Tuesday, February 22, 2022. Toby is the oldest son of Rev. Roy E. and Mary Ellen Jacobsen. Toby was born on December 11, 1970 in New York City where his father was attending Union Theological Seminary and followed his parents to their first appointment in the New York Conference at New Fairfield & Gaylordsville in Connecticut. Toby was joined by younger brothers...

Mrs. Carol Jane Perkins

2/19/2022
Let us remember with thanksgiving the life and ministry of Carol Jane May Paxton Perkins, 93, of St. John’s, FL, who died on Saturday, February 19, 2022. Carol Jane was born on May 18, 1928 to Wilson and Mildred Paxton of Detroit, MI. Carol Jane was an exemplary student, taking an early interest in early childhood education. She graduated from Albion College in 1950, Phi Beta Kappa, and later obtained a master’s degree in early childhood education at Adelphi College on Long Island.  In Detroit,...

The Reverend Elaine Welsh

2/16/2022
Let us remember with thanksgiving the life and ministry of Rev. Elaine Welsh of Bronx, NY, who died on Wednesday, February 16, 2022. Elaine was a retired Deacon who was ordained in the New York Conference in June 2004. She retired in June 2015. Details about Elaine’s life and ministry will be shared at a later time. There will be a viewing from 5:00–7:00pm on Friday, February 25, 2022 at Crawford Memorial UMC, 3757 White Plains Road, Bronx NY 10467. The funeral service for Elaine will begin at ...

Mrs. Patricia C. Barnes

2/15/2022
Let us remember with thanksgiving the life and ministry of Patricia C. Barnes, 86, of Avon, CT, who died on Tuesday, February 15, 2022 at the John Dempsey Hospital of the University of Connecticut Health Center in Farmington following a brief illness. Patricia is the wife of retired pastor Rev. William Seth Barnes. Pat was born on March 7, 1936 in New Britain, CT to Edward and Bertha Corcoran. Educated in the New Britain and Bristol public school systems, she graduated from Bristol High School ...

Mrs. Tallie Louise Sneller

2/3/2022
Let us remember with thanksgiving the life and ministry of Tallie Louise Keahey Sneller, 96, of Burnsville, NC, who died on Thursday, February 3, 2022. Tallie was the widow of Rev. Donald Sneller, who died in 2019. Tallie was born in Forney, TX on August 5, 1925. Her father was employed by Northern Natural Gas Pipeline. The family gradually moved their way north with the pipeline, living for a short time in many small towns along the way until they reached Minnesota. They settled in a community ...

The Reverend Frederick G. Mech

1/15/2022
Let us remember with thanksgiving the life and ministry of Rev. Dr. Frederick G. Mech, 93, who died surrounded by his family on Saturday, January 15, 2022. The son of John C. Mech and Gertrude Mech, Frederick was born on July 7, 1928 in Baltimore, MD. He attended Patterson Park High School and graduated from Albright College, majoring in sociology. He received his divinity degree from Drew University Theological Seminary, cum laude, and was ordained an elder in The United Methodist Church. ...

The Reverend Richard Ryley

1/7/2022
Let us remember with thanksgiving the life and ministry of Rev. Richard “Dick” Ryley, 88, of Clearwater, FL, who died on Friday, January 7, 202 at Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie, NY. He was born July 31, 1934 in New York City. Dick was ordained an elder in the United Methodist Church in 1966. He served Norwalk: Rowayton UMC in Norwalk, CT; Plainview UMC on Long Island; Christ UMC in Beacon, NY;  Verbank UMC in NY; and St. Paul’s UMC in Middletown, NY. He also served as chaplain ...

The Reverend W. Joel Warner, Jr.

1/5/2022
Let us remember with thanksgiving the life and ministry of Rev. Wellman Joel Warner, Jr, 90, of St. Petersburg, FL who died on Wednesday, January 5, 2022. He was born October 29, 1931 in Columbus, OH to Miriam Saint Warner and Dr. Wellman J. Warner. Joel grew up in Central Pennsylvania, attending Mercersburg Academy, a boys prep school, for his last few years of high school. He graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with a bachelor's in sociology and took a master’s year in sociology at New ...

Mr. James Z. Gadzini

12/30/2021
Let us remember with thanksgiving the life and ministry of James Z. Gadzini, 75, who died on Thursday, December 30, 2021. James is the husband of Rev. Penny Gadzini, pastor at St. James UMC in Lynbrook, NY. James Zithulele, or "Thuli", born on August 28, 1946, is the child of George Selikane of Botswana and Snombina Vera Ncapai of South Africa, the daughter of a Methodist minister. He had pleasant childhood memories of life with family on a farm near the ocean, and he especially loved the ...

The Reverend Joseph L. Upole

12/23/2021
Let us remember with thanksgiving the life and ministry of Rev. Joseph Leland Upole, 67, of Staten Island, NY who died on Thursday, December 23, 2021 at Staten Island University Hospital. He was born November 21, 1954 in Morgantown, WV to Paul Lofton Uphole and Virginia Hemings. Joseph was a graduate of Wesleyan College, Buckhannon, WV and Wesley Seminary, Washington DC. He studied toward a doctoral degree at Drew University, Madison NJ. He was ordained an elder in The United Methodist Church in...

Mr. Jack Dale Middleton

12/22/2021
Let us remember with thanksgiving the life and ministry of Jack Dale Middleton who died peacefully on Wednesday, December 22, 2021 at John Knox Village, Pompano Beach, FL. Jack Dale Middleton was born on December 22, 1939 in Tulsa, OK. It is said that only those who are great die on their birthdays and in the eyes of his family and all who knew him, Jack was great. His early years were spent enjoying family, hunting and fishing with his father, playing the violin (when his parents learned he had...

The Reverend James Wyrtzen

12/12/2021
Let us remember with thanksgiving the life and ministry of Rev. James Wyrtzen, 79, of Carlsbad, CA who died on Sunday, December 12, 2021. James was born August 27, 1942 in Queens, NY. James was ordained an elder in the New York Conference in June 1968. He spent most of his time in extension ministries, serving as Counselor at the American Foundation for Religion and Psychology in New York City; Executive Director of the Center for Creative Living in Allendale, NJ; Director of Training at the ...

The Reverend Glenn I. Miller

12/5/2021
Let us remember with thanksgiving the life and ministry of Rev. Glenn I. Miller, 79, of Beaufort, SC, who died on Sunday, December 5, 2021. Glenn was born on February 6, 1942 and grew up on Long Island, NY in the village of Valley Stream. Glenn received a B.S. from Tusculum College, a B.D. from Yale Divinity School, an S.T.M from New York Theological Seminary along with a certificate in pastoral counseling from the New York Post Graduate Center of Mental Health, and a D.Min. from Columbia ...

Mr. Gregory F. Black

11/3/2021
Let us remember with thanksgiving the life and ministry of Gregory Francis Black, 76, of Evansville, IN who died peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Wednesday, November 3, 2021. Greg, the son of Rev. Gene F. Black, grandson of Rev. John B. Glenwood, brother of Rev. Betsy J. Ott and uncle of Rev. Gene I. Ott, was an active and engaged United Methodist layperson his entire life.  Greg was born in Catskill, NY to Faith and Gene Black. During his childhood his father attended seminary in ...

The Reverend Barbara J. Ibarra

10/22/2021
Let us remember with thanksgiving the life and ministry of Rev. Barbara J. Ibarra, 86, who died on Friday, October 22, 2021 at home surrounded by her family. Barbara was born October 18, 1935 in Brooklyn, NY. Barbara left Brooklyn for Indiana to attend Taylor University, earning her BA in Psychology.  Never one to stop learning, she went on to attend New York University and Drew University, earning multiple master’s degrees in the field of psychology. She also attended The New York Theological ...

The Reverend Pearlena I. Lobban

10/14/2021
Let us remember with thanksgiving the life and ministry of Rev. Pearlena I. Lobban, 68, of South Floral Park Long Island, NY, who passed away at Long Island Jewish Hospital in Valley Stream on Thursday, October 14, 2021.  She was born in Dallas Castle, Jamaica, West Indies on June 16, 1953, to Bernard and Beatrice Edwards. Pearlena attended the Empire State College, University of New York where she earned her associate degree in Community and Human Services in 2009. Her love for ministry led ...

Memorial Service for Rev. Noé Torres

10/13/2021
Rev. Noé Torres died on June 24, 2021. There was a funeral service in Pearland, TX on June 29, 2021. Below is the information and an invitation from the San Pablo congregation to attend a memorial service for Rev. Torres in New York.      Rev. Noé Torres Memorial Service La Iglesia Metodista Unida San Pablo  le invita a celebrar la vida del Rev. Noé Torres. Sábado, 23 de octubre 2021, a las 5:30pm  Predicador Invitado:  Rev. Rafael García   San Pablo UMC Invites you to celebrate the life...

The Reverend Eleanor C. Cresson

9/25/2021
Let us remember with thanksgiving the life and ministry of Rev. Eleanor C. Cresson, 69, of Hatfield, MA who died on Saturday, September 25, 2021. She died at the Fisher House Hospice in Amherst, MA after a prolonged illness. During her last years Eleanor was supported by a large circle of friends. Since 1989 Eleanor served in extension ministry as a counselor and clinician in various areas, including bereavement, hospice, independent living, out-patient substance abuse counselor, additional ...

Mrs. Janet C. Johnson

9/14/2021
Let us remember with thanksgiving the life and ministry of Janet C. Johnson, 86, of Concord, MA, who died on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at Emerson Hospital. Janet was born on September 28, 1934. Janet was the loving wife of the late Rev. Dr. Lowell B. Johnson, who passed away in November 1999. Rev. Johnson became a member of the New York Conference in 1957. He served Mount Kisco UMC, Faith UMC on Staten Island, and Riverhead UMC in New York, as well as Seymour and Great Hill UMCs in Seymour, ...

The Reverend Samuel Amartey-Amarh

8/24/2021
Let us remember with thanksgiving the life and ministry of Rev. Samuel Amartey-Amarh, of Orlando, FL, who entered the church triumphant on Tuesday, August 24, 2021. Samuel is the husband of Rev. Esther Amartey-Amarh, who retired from the NYAC in June 2021. They had just relocated to Florida.   Pastor Samuel Amartey-Amarh was born on the 11th of July 1944 to Daniel Amarh Odametey, a carpenter, and Theresa Ago, a trader. He was the first of seven children born to his parents. He attended the ...

The Reverend George Engelhardt

8/20/2021
Let us remember with thanksgiving the life and ministry of Rev. George Engelhardt, 78, of Bloomfield CT, who entered the church triumphant on Friday, August 20, 2021. George was born on March 25, 1943 in New Haven, CT, son of Christian and Dorothy (Hungerford) Engelhardt. George grew up in North Haven, CT and was rooted in the New Haven area for his whole life. He was the devoted husband of Carolyn Hardin Engelhardt for over 53 years. George attended college at Drew University and received a ...

Mrs. Gloria B. Gingrich

8/17/2021
Let us remember with thanksgiving the life and ministry of Gloria Bullivant Gingrich, 88, who died on Tuesday, August 17, 2021 with her family at her side. Gloria was born on June 5, 1933. Gloria worked for the US Postal Service for 30 years, and was the Postmaster in East Durham, NY for the seven years before retirement. She was a member of the Durham-Oak Hill United Methodist Church and taught Sunday School for many years. She also taught 4H for 15 years. She was a former member of the Greene ...

Memorial Service for Rev. Carol A. Downs

8/5/2021
Rev. Carol A. Downs died on May 15, 2020. Her Let Us Remember indicated that a memorial service would be held a later date. Below is the information and an invitation from the congregation to attend the service for Carol. Margaret Howe Conference Secretary     Rev. Carol A. Downs Memorial Service Grace United Methodist Church 121 Pleasant Street, Southington, CT Saturday, August 14, 2021 10:00am   Masks are required regardless of vaccination status. There will be time to share and remember in ...

The Reverend Diego Flores, Jr.

7/28/2021
Let us remember with thanksgiving the life and ministry of Rev. Diego Flores, Jr., 83, of Vero Beach, FL who died on Wednesday, July 28, 2021. Diego was born September 10, 1937 in New York City, the son of Celia Fontanez and NYAC elder Rev. Diego Flores, Sr., who pastored the congregation of First Spanish UMC in Manhattan for 32 years until his death in 1965. Diego attended George Washington High School, City College and Biblical Seminary (now New York Theological Seminary). He was ordained an ...

Memorial Service for Rev. Richard J. Rice

7/20/2021
Rev. Richard J. Rice died on October 6, 2020. His Let Us Remember indicated that a memorial service would be held a later date. Below is the information and an invitation from his daughter, Rev. Martha Epstein, to be part of Richard’s Memorial Service on July 23, 2021. Margaret Howe Conference Secretary   Please Join Us Richard J. Rice Memorial Service and Reception Jacksonville Memorial Church 1869 Trumansburg Rd, Trumansburg, NY 14886 July 23, 2021 11:00am Burial at Cemetery Immediately ...

Memorial Service for Rev. Arthur A. Hewitt

7/16/2021
Rev. Arthur A. Hewitt died on December 8, 2020. His Let Us Remember indicated that a celebration of Arthur’s life would be planned for a safer season when precautions had lessened. Below is an invitation from Arthur’s children – Gabrielle and Robert – to the service of death and resurrection. Margaret Howe Conference Secretary Dear life-long friends, and coworkers in Christ, with Art & Betty Hewitt, A formal worship service of death and resurrection will be held in honor and memory of the ...

Mrs. Dongwon Kim

7/11/2021
Let us remember with thanksgiving the life and ministry of Dongwon Kim, 92, of Watchung, NJ who died on Sunday July 11, 2021. Dongwon was born on August 18, 1928. She was the widow of Rev. SungNam Kim. Rev. Kim served in the New York Conference from 1978 until his retirement in 1990. He was the founding pastor of Astoria Korean United Methodist Church, where he served from 1978 to his retirement in 1990. Rev. Kim died in July 2017. Mrs. Kim is survived by her four children, Rev. Eunchun Kim, ...

Memorial Service for Rev. Clifford H. Field

7/1/2021
Rev. Clifford H Field, Jr. died on November 1, 2020. His Let Us Remember indicated that a memorial service would be held a later date. His widow, Lois, has announced that the memorial service will take place on Saturday, July 17, 2021, at 1:00pm at the Shelburne United Methodist Church, 30 Church Street, Shelburne, VT. Memorial contributions may be made to the Quinipet Scholarship Fund, the Parkinson’s Foundation, or a charity of your choice.

Pastor Gerald Norris

6/26/2021
Let us remember with thanksgiving the life and ministry of Pastor Gerald Norris, 83, of Booklet, GA who died on Saturday, June 26, 2021. Gerald was licensed to preach in 2003 and served Memorial UMC in Shandaken and Lanesville UMC, both in NY. He retired in 2012 and continued to preach in retirement until 2017. Gerald was very active in the Lay Servant Ministry activities of the Catskill Hudson District. He was predeceased by his wife Evelyn Norris, his grandson Jeremiah Conger Norris, and his ...

The Reverend Noe Torres

6/24/2021
Let us remember with thanksgiving the life and ministry of Rev. Noe Torres, 80, who died on Thursday, June 24, 2021. Noe earned a master's degree in pedagogy and served as principal at two schools in the town of Jayuya, Puerto Rico. In 1975 Noe accepted a call from the Lord to become a pastor. He attended the first two years of theological studies at the Evangelic Seminary of Puerto Rico. Noe moved to the United States to continue his preparation and received his Master of Divinity and Doctor of...

The Reverend Howard E. Newton

6/10/2021
Let us remember with thanksgiving the life and ministry of Rev. Howard E. Newton, 92, of Port Orange, FL who died on Thursday, June 10, 2021. Howard was born in 1929 to Bill and Florence Newton in Readsboro, VT. He grew up in Old Tappan, NJ and graduated from Hope College in Holland, MI in 1951. Howard received a Master of Divinity degree from New Brunswick Theological Seminary in 1954. He married Frances Perry on June 26, 1954. Howard was ordained in the Reformed Church of America in 1954. His ...

Mrs. Alma R. Detweiler

6/7/2021
Let us remember with thanksgiving the life and ministry of Alma R. Detweiler, 95, of Lititz, PA who died on Monday, June 7, 2021 at Legend of Lititz. Alma was born in Butler, NJ on November 3, 1925, the daughter of Everett and Janet (Palmer) Ross. She was the loving wife of the late Rev. Herbert W. Detweiler, who passed away in May 2009. Rev. Detweiler served the New York Conference starting in 1962 and was ordained an elder in 1971. He pastored several churches in New York: Grace UMC of ...

The Reverend Carolyn J. Strack

5/31/2021
Let us remember with thanksgiving the life and ministry of Rev. Carolyn Joyce Strack, 76, who passed away suddenly on May 31, 2021. She was born on February 28, 1945 to George and Shirley (Herr) Siegl in Valley Stream, NY.   Carolyn was a graduate of Nassau Community College, Hofstra University and the Drew University School of Theology. She became a full elder with the United Methodist Church in 1985. She served as pastor of Litchfield and Bantam UMCs in CT from 1983 to1986, and then moved to ...

The Reverend John "Jack" P. Fahey, Jr.

5/18/2021
Let us remember with thanksgiving the life and ministry of Rev. John “Jack” P. Fahey, Jr, 79, of Shirley, NY who passed away at Long Island Community Hospital on Tuesday, May 18, 2021. He was born June 13, 1941 in Glen Cove, NY to John P. Fahey, Sr. and Ann Kruger Fahey. He graduated from St Patrick’s Chaminade High School in 1958 and received his BS in political science from Adelphi University in 1966. He graduated summa cum laude from New Brunswick Theological Seminary with a Master of ...

Mr. R. Brandon Walker

5/17/2021
Let us remember with thanksgiving the life of Robert Brandon Walker, 38, who passed away at his home in San Clemente, CA on May 17, 2021. Brandon is the son of Rev. Robert and Donna Walker, Darien, CT. His identical twin brother, Matthew, predeceased him on April 13 and Brandon was deeply distressed about this great loss. Brandon was born on March 20, 1983 in Dallas, Texas. In 1984 the Walker family moved to Darien, CT. He graduated from Darien High School in 2001 and in 2005 earned a BA in ...

Mrs. Edith Grace Trueman

4/27/2021
Let us remember with thanksgiving the life and ministry of Edith Grace Trueman, 93, of Warwick, NY who died on Tuesday, April 27, 2021. Born in Brooklyn, NY on May 13, 1927 and known as Grace, she was the daughter of John Tolar Reiners and Edith Grace Wheeler. She attended public school and graduated from James Madison High School, Brooklyn, NY. She attended Mills College of Education, an affiliate of Adelphi University, from which she received her bachelor's degree in early childhood education....

Mr. Matthew L. Walker

4/13/2021
Let us remember with thanksgiving the life of Matthew Lee Walker, 38, who passed away at his apartment on April 13, 2021. Matthew is the son of Rev. Robert and Donna Walker, Darien, CT, and the brother of Robert Brandon Walker, who resides in San Clemente, CA.   Matthew’s father, Rev Robert Walker, is the Assistant to Bishop Thomas J. Bickerton and serves as pastor of New Canaan UMC in Connecticut. Matthew, known by his friends as Matt, was born on March 20, 1983 in Dallas, TX. After living in ...

The Reverend Carl F. W. Kohn III

4/10/2021
Let us remember with thanksgiving the life and ministry of Rev. Dr. Carl F. W. Kohn III, 91, who entered the church triumphant on April 10, 2021. Rev. Kohn was ordained an elder in the New York East Conference in 1956. He pastored Plainview UMC on Long Island from 1954 to 1957. He then moved to Connecticut, serving North UMC in Hartford, Yalesville UMC, Plainville UMC, and Zion’s Hill UMC in Wilton. In 1986 he returned to Long Island to pastor Centerport UMC, from which he retired in 1994. Rev. ...

The Reverend Elizabeth H. Schrader

4/1/2021
Let us remember with thanksgiving the life and ministry of Rev. Elizabeth H. “Betty” Schrader, 68, who passed away on Thursday, April 1, 2021. Daughter of Norma Mae (Pratt) and Charles Moore Schrader, she was born in Michigan and raised in Stratford, CT. Betty grew up at the Stratford United Methodist Church, where she learned to cook and bake with her mother for church dinners and bake sales. Stratford UMC was also where she found her calling to the ordained ministry. She graduated from Frank ...

Mrs. I Hyong (Song) Del Giudice

3/29/2021
Let us remember with thanksgiving the life and ministry of I Hyong (Song) Del Giudice, 76, who died at her home on Monday, March 29, 2021. Song was born on November 6, 1945 in Seoul, Republic of Korea, the daughter of Song Sung Young and Kim In Yol. Song served diligently as a “Pastor’s Wife” to her husband, Rev Mark Del Giudice, for many years in many communities. Those communities and churches included Great Hill UMC in Seymour, CT; First UMC in Walton, NY; Bloomville UMC in Bloomville, NY; ...

Mrs. Joy M. Floyd

3/22/2021
Let us remember with thanksgiving the life and ministry of Joy Marie Floyd, 88, of Bloomfield CT, who died at Hartford Hospital surrounded by her family on Monday, March 22, 2021. Joy was the widow of Rev. Roger W. Floyd, a member of the New York Conference from 1960 until his death in 2013. Rev. Floyd pastored local churches in New Haven, CT and Waterbury, CT before serving with the Inner City Ministry of the Waterbury Council of Churches, as executive director of the Council of Churches of ...

Mrs. Raquel Cortizo

3/22/2021
Let us remember with thanksgiving the life and ministry of Raquel Cortizo, 92, who died on Monday, March 22, 2021. Raquel was born on March 22, 1928. Raquel was the widow of deceased elder Rev. Jorge J. Cortizo. Raquel and Jorge met at seminary in Cuba and were married in 1952. They immigrated to the United States in 1968, when Rev Cortizo was called to serve Immanuel First Spanish UMC in Brooklyn, a bilingual church formed by the union of two historic churches, Immanuel Swedish and First ...

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