Let Us Remember

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 ...

Mrs. Kathleen E. Hodges

3/15/2021
Let us remember with thanksgiving the life and ministry of Kathleen Elaine Hodges, 84, of New Bern, NC who died peacefully at home surrounded by her family on Monday, March 15, 2021. Kathleen was born on May 26, 1936 in Parkersburg, WV to Ralph Shirley and Mary Elizabeth Stephens.   Katie is survived by her husband of 63 years, Rev. A. Donald Hodges, who served in the New York Conference from 1960 until his retirement in 1996, at First UMC in Brewster, NY; Hyde Park UMC in NY; and Westport UMC ...

The Reverend Susan L. Chadwick

3/3/2021
Let us remember with thanksgiving the life and ministry of Rev. Susan Lillian Chadwick, 71, who passed away on March 3, 2021. Susan was born on August 11, 1949. Susan served in the New York Conference for 23 years. As a provisional member she served Verbank UMC. Susan became an elder in 1999 while serving Trinity UMC in the Bronx (City Island). In 2011 she moved to Trinity UMC in LaGrangeville, NY, and from 2013 to 2015 she served both Trinity in LaGrangeville and Wiccopee Community UMC in ...

Bishop F. Herbert Skeete

2/11/2021
Let us remember with thanksgiving the life and ministry of Bishop F. Herbert Skeete, a retired bishop of The United Methodist Church, who passed away at noon on February 11, 2021. Below is the press release from the Council of Bishops. We know that many in the New York Conference have wonderful memories and stories of how and when Bishop Skeete touched your lives! Let us share these stories with one another.   WASHINGTON, D.C. - Bishop F. Herbert Skeete, a retired bishop of The United Methodist ...

The Reverend Ralph E. Spoor, Jr.

2/2/2021
Let us remember with thanksgiving the life and ministry of Rev. Ralph Edgar Spoor, Jr, 95, who entered the church triumphant on February 2, 2021 at the Wilson Health Care Center, Asbury Methodist Village in Gaithersburg, MD.  Born in Utica NY on May 3, 1925, Ralph was the son of Ralph and Ethel Bauder Spoor. In 1935, the family moved to Stamford, NY where his family operated a furniture and funeral service known as Spoor & Tillapaugh. Ralph graduated from Drew University & Theological Seminary ...

The Reverend Arthur A. Hewitt

12/8/2020
Let us remember with thanksgiving the life and ministry of Rev. Arthur Alden Hewitt, 86, who completed his life of committed service to God, country, and family on Tuesday, December 8, 2020, when he died at Glens Falls Hospital, in Glens Falls, NY. Arthur felt a strong call to the full time Christian ministry in late high school. He was ordained as an elder in full connection in the New York Conference in 1960, at Salem UMC in Harlem. Art graduated from Allegheny College in 1956 with a BA in ...

The Reverend Wendell C. Shepherd

11/30/2020
Let us remember with thanksgiving the life and ministry of Rev. Wendell Cornelius Shepherd, 93, of Ooltewah, TN who passed away peacefully at home on November 30, 2020. He was born on November 1, 1927 in Lafollette, TN. Wendell served in the United States Army during WWII. He was a graduate of The University of Tennessee at Knoxville, obtaining a bachelor's degree in education. He taught English at the high school level in his hometown of Lafollette, TN. He later received two master’s degrees in...

The Reverend Clifford H. Field, Jr.

11/1/2020
Let us remember with thanksgiving the life and ministry of Rev. Clifford H. Field, Jr.,  89, who died on Sunday, November 1, 2020 at home in Essex Junction, VT.  He was born on February 1, 1931 in Bridgeport, CT, the son of Clifford H. Field, Sr., and Rose (Mauritz) Field Mead.   Cliff attended public schools in Bridgeport, CT. He graduated from West Virginia Wesleyan College and Drew University. He pastored the following churches in the New York Annual Conference: West Granby and Copper Hill in...

The Reverend Dr. Winson C. Josiah

10/9/2020
Let us remember with thanksgiving the life and ministry of Rev. Dr. Winson C. Josiah, 86, who died on Friday, October 9, 2020 in New York. Winson was born on July 30, 1934. Rev. Dr. Josiah received his D.Min from Palmer Theological Seminary in St. Davids, PA in 1986. He served churches in the Wyoming Conference from 1982 to 1989. In the New York Conference he served Christ UMC in Brooklyn until his retirement from New York in 2001. In retirement he served St. Mark’s UMC and Summerfield UMC, ...

The Reverend Richard J. Rice

10/6/2020
Let us remember with thanksgiving the life and ministry of Rev. Richard Jordan Rice, 87, who died on Tuesday, October 6, 2020 in Interlaken, NY. He was born on March 19, 1933 in Flushing, NY, the son of George Byron Rice and Thelma Aline Rice. Richard graduated from Drew University in 1954, from Drew Theological School in 1958, and from New York Theological Seminary in 1973. As a seminarian he served as student pastor at Gaylordsville Methodist Church in CT, and Westhampton Beach Methodist ...

The Reverend Dr. Raymond Santos

9/6/2020
Let us remember with thanksgiving the life and ministry of Rev. Dr. Raymond Santos, who passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 6, 2020 surrounded by his family. Raymond was born on August 30, 1947 in San Juan, Puerto Rico to Eduardo Santos and Luz Maria Sepulveda. Rev. Santos was licensed to preach in the New York Conference in June 1980 and ordained a full elder in June 1991. Congregations he served during his thirty-plus years as clergy were El Redentor Evangelical Church (1980-1984) and ...

The Reverend Gilbert H. Caldwell

9/4/2020
Photo credit: UMNews.org Let us remember with thanksgiving the life and ministry of Rev. Gilbert H. Caldwell, 86, who passed away on Friday, September 4, 2020 in New Brunswick, NJ, in hospice care. To quote UM News, “Rev. Gilbert H. Caldwell called himself a ‘foot soldier’ in the US civil rights movement. But many across his beloved United Methodist Church remember him as a general for justice.” A full obituary by Heather Hahn is published in the UMNews.  Many in the New York ...

The Reverend Landon K. Owen, Jr.

8/9/2020
Let us remember with thanksgiving the life and ministry of Rev. Landon Kirkman Owen, Jr., 89, who died on Sunday, August 9, 2020 at Cartaret Healthcare in Morehead, NC. He was born on June 15, 1931. Landon received his license to preach in the New Jersey Conference, where he served Bayville UMC. He was ordained an elder in the New Jersey Conference in 1957 and moved to the New York East Conference the same year. In New York, he served Bayport and Whitestone UMCs on Long Island. After training at...

The Reverend Robert C. Moffat

8/4/2020
Let us remember with thanksgiving the life and ministry of Rev. Robert Charles Moffat, 100, who died on August 4, 2020 in Lafayette, IN. He was born on June 14, 1920 to William and Mary Emma (Calloway) Moffat in Monessen, PA, where he spent his formative years. Bob joined the military during World War II and served under Patton's Third Army as a lieutenant in reconnaissance and fought during the Battle of the Bulge. During his service he earned a Purple Heart and a Bronze Star for Meritorious ...

Ms. Elise L. Fitzsimmons

6/1/2020
Let us remember with thanksgiving the life and ministry of Elise L. Fitzsimmons, 65, of Becket, MA, who joined all the saints who from their labor rest on June 1, 2020. She was born on November 14, 1954 in Atlanta, GA, the daughter of Janet and Wendell Lavender. She was the beloved wife of the Rev. Dr. M. Craig Fitzsimmons for over forty years. They were married when Craig was the associate pastor at Jesse Lee UMC in Ridgefield, CT. Craig served in the New York Annual Conference from 1975 until ...

The Reverend Carol A. Downs

5/15/2020
Let us remember with thanksgiving the life and ministry of Rev Carol A. (Fowler) Downs, 68, of Southington, CT, who passed away peacefully on Friday, May 15, 2020 at MidState Medical Center. Carol was born on October 6, 1951 in New Haven, CT to John and Helen (Thissell) Fowler. Carol graduated from The Morgan School in Clinton, CT and went on to earn her bachelor's degree in human services from Southern New Hampshire University and her master's degree in library science from Southern University....

The Reverend John J. Olofson, Jr.

5/4/2020
Let us remember with thanksgiving the life and ministry of Rev. John J. Olofson, Jr., 91, who died on Monday, May 4, 2020 at his home in Clinton, NY. John was born in New York City on August 26, 1928 to John and Julia (Riordan) Olofson and attended schools in Brooklyn and in East Northport, NY. He joined the Navy near the end of the Second World War, serving on the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Princeton, and was later stationed on Guam. John attended Syracuse University, graduating in 1953 with a ...

The Reverend Margaret Ince

4/28/2020
Let us remember with thanksgiving the life and ministry of Rev. Margaret Ince, 83, who died Tuesday, April 28, 2020. Margaret was born on March 19, 1937. Margaret was consecrated a diaconal minister in 1998, and was ordained a deacon in 2002. She spent years on the Long Island West District Committee on Ordained Ministry. Margaret retired in 2007, and in retirement worked with Rev. Cecil Stone at Hansen Place United Methodist Church. Margaret also served as Rev. Janet Cox’s mentor through her ...

Mrs. Anne K. Schnell

4/20/2020
Let us remember with thanksgiving the life and ministry of Anne Katherine Schnell, 88, who died at her home on Monday, April 20, 2020. She is the widow of Rev. Dr. Phillip O. Schnell, who died in 2017. Anne was born in Union City, NJ, the daughter of Sven and Katherine (Hansen) Johnson. She was raised in Dumont, NJ, where she attended local schools and graduated from Dumont High School. She went on to earn a BA in psychology from Drew University. It was there that she met her late husband. Rev....

The Reverend Dr. William "Bill" H. Waters

4/18/2020
Let us remember with thanksgiving the life and ministry of Rev. Dr. William “Bill” Harold Waters, 92, who died peacefully at his home in Cambridge, NY on Saturday, April 18, 2020. Born in Watertown, NY on September 13, 1927, Bill was the son of Rev. Barber L. Waters and Rachel E. Saxton. Bill graduated from Watertown High School in 1947 and then from St. Lawrence University in Canton, NY with an A.B. degree. He attended the Theological School of St. Lawrence University, graduating with a Doctor ...

The Reverend Robert E. Richmond

4/16/2020
Let us remember with thanksgiving the life and ministry of Rev. Robert E. Richmond, who died quietly in his apartment at the La Vida Assisted Living Residence in Mission Viejo, CA on Thursday evening, April 16, 2020. Rev. Richmond was originally from Flushing, NY. He attended undergraduate school at Queens College of the New York City University and successfully completed his theological training at Union Theological Seminary. He was ordained as a minister in 1963 in a ceremony at Riverside ...

Mrs. Ruth A. Spoor

4/13/2020
Let us remember with thanksgiving the life and ministry of Ruth Almgren Spoor, 92 who passed away peacefully on April 13, 2020 at the Wilson Health Care Center, Asbury Methodist Village, Gaithersburg, MD. Born on September 14, 1927 in Worcester, MA, Ruth was the daughter of O. Philip and Lillie Almgren. She had two sisters, Lynn Jenkins and Helen, and a brother, Herbert, all of whom predeceased her. She graduated from Green Mountain College in VT and from Boston University with a degree in ...

The Reverend Chung Soon Chang

4/13/2020
Let us remember with thanksgiving the life and ministry of Rev. Chung Soon Chang, 92, of Flushing, NY, who passed away peacefully on Monday, April 13, 2020. Chung Soon was born on May 5, 1928 in Seoul, Korea. A boy who grew up in a time of war and suffering, he gave his life to God when he witnessed his father giving his life for his faith. He managed to immigrate to America with his wife and four children. He served God through the Korean Methodist Church for over 30 years. After immigrating, ...

The Reverend F. Kennon Moody

4/11/2020
Let us remember with thanksgiving the life and ministry of Rev. F. Kennon Moody, 86, who died peacefully on Saturday, April 11, 2020 at his home at the Fountains in Millbrook, NY. Ken was a master story teller who took twinkled-eyed enjoyment in telling tales about himself and his friends and family, the most memorable of which centered around life in Cotton Valley, LA, where he was born in 1933. He was the youngest of four children of John and Nell Moody - his three siblings, John, Dan and Nell...

The Reverend Dr. Thomas P. Grissom, Jr.

4/8/2020
Let us remember with thanksgiving the life and ministry of Rev. Dr. Thomas P. Grissom, Jr, 92, who died on Wednesday, April 8, 2020. The Rev. Dr. Thomas P. Grissom, the son of a Methodist minister, was born in the Bronx on November 4th. His parents moved to Georgia where he was raised and nurtured in the church. He was a graduate of Clark College in Atlanta, GA, (Clark-Atlanta University), and went on to receive his Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry degrees from Gammon Theological ...

The Reverend Amanda (Mandy) Iahn

3/29/2020
CORRECTION: In our announcement earlier this week regarding the passing of Reverend Amanda (Mandy) Iahn, we incorrectly stated  Rev. Iahn's possible cause of death as COVID-19. This information was not corroborated on our end and has since been confirmed as inaccurate by Rev. Iahn's family. We apologize to anyone—particularly Rev. Iahn's family—that has been adversely impacted by release of this incorrect information. We are deeply sorry and continue to send prayers of comfort for the family. ...

The Reverend James P. Veatch, Jr.

3/28/2020
Let us remember with thanksgiving the life and ministry of Rev. James P. Veatch, Jr, who died Saturday morning, March 28, 2020 at Long Island Jewish Hospital.  James was admitted to the hospital on March 21, 2020. There can be no memorials or funerals during this time of social distancing. The family will be preparing a written obituary, and at that time we will publish a more detailed Let Us Remember.   Cards of condolences and comfort can be sent to Laura Veatch at 204-15 Foothill Ave., Apt ...

The Reverend Sherrie Dobbs Johnson

3/27/2020
Let us remember with thanksgiving the life and ministry of Rev. Sherrie Dobbs Johnson, wife of Bishop Alfred Johnson, who died on Friday, March 27, 2020. We will provide additional information as it is received. With the permission of Rev. Jeffry Wells of the United Methodist Church of the Village, here is the message sent to his congregation:   With a heavy heart, I write to share with you the news of the death on March 27 of Rev. Sherrie Dobbs Johnson, the spouse of Bishop Alfred Johnson, who...

Mrs. Margaret R. Savage

3/19/2020
Let us remember with thanksgiving the life and ministry of Margaret R. Savage, 91, who died on Tuesday, March 19, 2020 at the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough, ME. She was born in Rockville Center, NY on September 27, 1928, the daughter of John and Edith Powell Davis. On July 5, 1948, Margaret married Rev. Jack Earl Savage at St. Mark’s UMC in Rockville Center, NY. They had four children, Rick, Ralph, Roger, and Robin. Rev. Savage served 37 years with the New York Conference, ...

The Reverend Emmett B. Johnson

3/8/2020
Let us remember with thanksgiving the life and ministry of Rev. Emmett B. Johnson, 94, who died peacefully on Sunday, March 8, 2020. Emmett was born in West New York, NJ in 1925. He was a long time resident of Waldwick, NJ. He enjoyed a successful business career, a political career that included serving as mayor of Waldwick, and then went on to be ordained as a pastor in the United Methodist Church. Rev. Johnson served in the New York Conference from 1978 until his retirement in 1991. Churches ...

The Reverend Lawrence N. Charles

2/10/2020
Let us remember with thanksgiving the life and ministry of Rev. Lawrence Noel Charles, 75, who died on Monday, February 10, 2020. Lawrence Noel Charles was born on the twin-island state of Antigua and Barbuda in the Caribbean, to James and Hilda Charles, on February 24, 1944. His thirst for learning developed with a burning desire to be transformative in his engagement in and with society. After his graduation from secondary school in Antigua, the family migrated to the United States and settled...

The Reverend Gordon R. Bienvenue

2/6/2020
Let us remember with thanksgiving the life and ministry of Rev. Gordon Raymond Bienvenue, 74, of Athens, GA, who died on Thursday, February 6, 2020 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Athens. Gordon was born on October 11, 1946 in Fall River, MA, the son of Raymond Bienvenue and Yvette Chouinard Bienvenue. Following graduation from Monsignor Prevost High School in Fall River, Gordon attended the University of Massachusetts. He later received his MS at Michigan State University and his PhD in speech ...

The Reverend Ralph Lord Roy

2/3/2020
Let us remember with thanksgiving the life and ministry of Rev. Ralph Lord Roy, 91, of Southington, CT, who died on Monday, February 3, 2020 at the Hospital of Central Connecticut, New Britain Campus. Son of Howard and Olive (Corliss) Roy, Pastor Roy was born in St. Albans, VT and raised in the nearby town of Swanton, VT. He was educated at Mt. Hermon School, Swarthmore College, Columbia University, and Union Theological Seminary. After his ordination as a United Methodist minister, he served ...

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