Let Us Remember

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 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 ...

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 ...

The Reverend Wesley H. Allen

6/10/2017
Let us remember with thanksgiving the life and ministry of Rev. Wesley H. Allen of Worcester, MA, who died peacefully on Saturday, June 10, 2017. Born in Brockton, MA on April 28, 1929, Wesley was the son of the late J. Howard and Gladys J. (Gray) Allen. He was educated in Brockton and graduated from DePauw University in Indiana and from Boston University School of Theology, where he earned a master of divinity degree.   Rev. Allen served for over 50 years in ministry. He served several churches...

The Reverend Dr. Phillip O. Schnell

5/23/2017
Let us remember with thanksgiving the life and ministry of Reverend Dr. Phillip O. Schnell, 83, of West Simsbury, who died on Tuesday, May 23, 2017.  Rev. Schnell was born December 28, 1933 in Peekskill, NY, the son of the late Marion E. (Osborn) Schnell.   He received his BA, MA, and DMin from Drew University in Madison, NJ and spent 42 years serving churches. After one year in the Wyoming Conference, Rev. Schnell pastored churches in Golden’s Bridge, Purdys and North Salem, Beacon: First, ...

The Reverend George R. Bailey

5/22/2017
Let us remember with thanksgiving the life and ministry of Rev. George Ralph Bailey, 99, who died on Monday, May 22, 2017 at Wesley Health Care Center in Saratoga Springs, NY. George was born November 20, 1917 in Rutland, VT. George graduated from Rutland High School in 1937. He attended Syracuse University, graduating in 1941, and continued his academic career at Yale Divinity School, from which he graduated with a master of divinity in 1945. On April 21, 1943 George married his sweetheart ...

The Reverend Joseph E. Versteeg

4/22/2017
We have just received word that a memorial service celebrating the life of Rev. Joseph E. Versteeg will be held on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 11:00am at The First Congregational Church of Torrington, 835 Riverside Avenue, Torrington, CT.    We celebrated the life and ministry of Rev. Versteeg at the June 2017 Annual Conference. He died on April 22, 2017 at Charlotte Hungerford Hospital in Torrington, CT at the age of 97. His wife, Mildred, died on September 15, 2016. Rev. Versteeg began his...

The Reverend Henry E. Johnson

4/15/2017
Let us remember with thanksgiving the life and ministry of Rev. Henry Elias Johnson, of Humble, TX, who died on Saturday, April 15, 2017. He was 80 years old. Rev. Johnson was born January 8, 1937 in Hernando, MS. Henry was called to preach when he was only seven years of age. As a child he lived with his maternal grandmother, Mariah Williams, a devoutly religious lady. He was a very studious child, which earned him the nickname “professor”. Rev. Johnson attended Jackson State University, where ...

The Reverend George E. Harris

4/8/2017
Let us remember with thanksgiving the life and ministry of Rev. George Edward Harris, of Jensen Beach, FL, who died on Saturday, April 8, 2017 at the Cleveland Clinic in Weston, FL. George was born October 9, 1938. After service in the U.S. Army in Germany, he completed his undergraduate work at West Virginia Wesleyan College in Buckhannon, WV and his graduate work at Yale University in New Haven, CT. George joined the Army Reserve in Connecticut, where he was a chaplain. To be better able to ...

Mrs. Marion Thorn

4/7/2017
Let us remember with thanksgiving the life and ministry of Marion Rossman Thorn, 96, of Shelton, CT who died on April 7, 2017. Marion was born in Hudson, NY on November 6, 1920. Mrs. Thorn was the widow of Rev. Ralph S. Thorn, Jr., who served the New York Conference for 38 years from 1942 to his retirement in 1980. Churches he served were: LaGrangeville and Pleasant Valley, NY; Garrettson and Hillside in Rhinebeck, NY; Castle Heights in White Plains, NY; Cold Spring and South Highland, NY; St. ...

Funeral Service for Mrs. Gwendolyn White

3/27/2017
The funeral information for Gwendolyn White was incorrectly listed in the Let Us Remember that was sent out yesterday. The funeral service for Gwen White will be be held on Tuesday, April 11, 2017, at 1 pm at Lexington United Methodist Church, 2600 Massachusetts Ave., Lexington, MA 02421. There will be a reception following with time to greet Bishop Dale White and the family. Online condolences may be made at www.concordfuneral.com.

Mrs. Gwendolyn White

3/27/2017
Let us remember with thanksgiving the life and ministry of Gwendolyn "Gwen" Ruth White, age 92, of Concord, MA who passed away peacefully on Monday, March 27, 2017 at Rivercrest Wellness Rehab in Concord, MA. Gwendolyn "Gwen" White was born on October 24, 1924 in South Sioux City, NE to Rev. Samuel N. Horton and Nellie (Welch) Horton. Gwen graduated from Belden High School in Nebraska with national music honors in voice and composition. She attended Wayne State Teachers College in Nebraska, ...

Mrs. Doris Clayton

3/15/2017
Let us remember with thanksgiving the life and ministry of Doris May Clayton, age 88, who died on March 15, 2017 at AdamsPlace in Murfreesboro, TN. Doris was born on July 21, 1928 in Hicksville, NY to Edward Christopher and Florence Mabel Rave.  Mrs. Clayton was the widow of retired Rev. James Clayton who served several Long Island churches in the 1950s and 1960s. Rev. Clayton, who had a long career as a professor of religion at Sewanee, University of the South in Sewanee, TN, retired in 1991 ...

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 ...

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