Let Us Remember

Mrs. Diann Franson

9/9/2019
Let us remember with thanksgiving the life and ministry of Diann Marcia Franson, 75, who died at her home on Monday, September 9, 2019 in Lime Rock, CT, surrounded by her husband and children after a long journey with multiple myeloma. Diann was born July 20, 1944. She was a humanitarian and was involved in several programs in El Salvador, Bolivia and Guatemala. During her most recent years in Guatemala, Diann helped underprivileged families gain the tools to make a career, get an education, and...

Ms. Terrence L. Smith

8/22/2019
Let us remember with thanksgiving the life and ministry of Terrence L. “Terry” Smith, 74, of Cornwall, PA, who died on Thursday, August 22, 2019 at Hershey Medical Center after a short struggle with pancreatic cancer.  Terry was born in River Falls, WI on October 20, 1944. She was the daughter of Donald D. and Betty Jane (Moss) Chapin. She graduated from River Falls High School and attended the University of Wisconsin. Terry was the widow of Rev. Gene M. Smith. Gene served the following churches...

The Reverend James A. Warren

7/25/2019
Let us remember with thanksgiving the life and ministry of Rev. James A. Warren, 83, of Middletown, NY who died on Thursday, July 25, 2019.   James was born in Parkersburg, WV, the son of Clyde and Chessie Warren. In 1954 he graduated from Parkersburg High School, where he was a member of the Capella Choir and the West Virginia All-State Chorus. In 1962, he graduated magna cum laude from Alderson Broaddus College in Philippi, WV. He was president of the student body in his junior year and was ...

The Reverend Bernice F. West

7/13/2019
Let us remember with thanksgiving the life and ministry of Rev. Bernice F. West, 92, of Livingston, NY who died on Saturday, July 13, 2019. Bea, as she was called, was born on March 20, 1927 in Wappingers Falls, NY, the daughter of Manuel and Mabel Fernandez. She worked in various capacities throughout her life, helping to establish the library at Vassar College before going to work for a real estate broker and later as a legal secretary. Bernice also worked for a several years as an activities ...

Mrs. Laurie Granger

7/4/2019
Let us remember with thanksgiving the life and ministry of Laurie Granger, 74, who died on Thursday, July 4, 2019 in Eugene, OR. Laurie was the wife of Rev. Robert Granger. Rev. Granger ministered in the New York Conference for 21 years, serving Shady UMC, Town of Esopus UMC and Overlook UMC in Woodstock, NY. He retired in 2003. In retirement he served Coxsackie UMC in NY from 2006 to 2008. Robert and Laurie retired to Eugene, Oregon.

Mrs. Grace E. York

6/18/2019
Let us remember with thanksgiving the life and ministry of Grace E. York, 105, who died on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at her home in Hamden, CT. Grace was born in Columbus, OH on September 8, 1913. She was the daughter of Ervel & Minnie (Callahan) Benedict. Grace was the widow of Rev. Lauren D. York, Sr., who served the New York Conference for 39 years. He pastored Bayville, Kings Park and Sea Cliff UMCs on Long Island, as well as Hamden UMC in CT and Saugerties, Centerville and Watertown UMCs in ...

The Reverend Eric L. Vernon

6/10/2019
Let us remember with thanksgiving the life and ministry of Rev. Eric L Vernon, 88, who died on Monday, June 10, 2019. Rev. Vernon was a native of Belize (British Honduras in Central America). His formal education was in Wesley schools and then at Wesley College in Belize City, from which he graduated in 1948. After serving briefly in the civil service, Eric taught mathematics and geography at Wesley College. He became very active in church affairs, serving as leader of the Methodist Youth ...

The Reverend Louis E. Rowley

5/19/2019
Let us remember with thanksgiving the life and ministry of Rev. Louis E. Rowley (Reverend Lou), who entered the church triumphant on Sunday, May 19, 2019. Reverend Lou was born on January 6, 1936 in Brooklyn, NY.  He grew up in Brooklyn and Port Washington, NY. He attended Swarthmore College and Drew University Theological School. While at Drew, he was a student pastor at Sea Cliff Methodist Church in NY. It was during these years that he met his future wife, Mary Lou Davies.  After graduating ...

Memorial Service for Bishop C. Dale White

5/16/2019
We reported the death of Bishop C. Dale White on March 29, 2019 in a Let Us Remember. Bishop C. Dale White, age 94, of Concord MA, passed away peacefully on Friday, March 29, 2019 at Newbury Court, 80 Deaconess Road, Concord MA. A memorial service to celebrate the life of Bishop White will be held on June 1, 2019 at 11:00 am at the Sudbury United Methodist Church, 251 Old Sudbury Rd, Sudbury MA. Condolences can be sent to the family in care of his daughter, Teresa Kuczynski, at PO Box 153, ...

The Reverend Delois Davis

5/3/2019
Let us remember with thanksgiving the life and ministry of Rev. Delois Davis, who died on Friday, May 3, 2019. Delois was born June 21, 1947. Delois, ordained an elder in the New York Conference in 2014, was the senior pastor at Community United Methodist Church, Jackson Heights, NY.   Viewing will be Monday, May 13, 2019 from 4:00pm - 7:00pm with the funeral service to follow at 7:00pm at Grace United Methodist Church, 200-08 Murdock Avenue, St Albans, NY 11412. Clergy are asked to wear white ...

Mrs. Marya Rodgers

4/25/2019
Let us remember the life and ministry of Marya Rodgers, 83, of Kenoza Lake, NY, who died on Thursday, April 25, 2019. She was the wife of retired elder Rev. Kenneth Rodgers. Marya was born to Elizabeth and Leonardo Boelhouwer on January 29, 1936 in Amsterdam, Holland. She graduated from a private Catholic school in Amsterdam. She immigrated to the United States in 1953, where she lived with her parents in Brooklyn, New York and worked at Long Island College Hospital as an x-ray technician. ...

The Reverend Paul M. Ewing

4/23/2019
Let us remember with thanksgiving the life and ministry of Rev. Paul M. Ewing, 92, of South Windsor, CT, who died on April 23, 2019. Paul was the fifth child of a tenant farmer. He began his education at the College of Idaho, and continued at Syracuse University (B.A.), Boston University (M.Div.) and the New York School of Theology (D.Div.). He joined the Air Force during the Korean War. Paul studied Russian at Syracuse University, where he met and fell in love with his wife-to-be, Jeanne. Paul ...

The Reverend Donald W. Sneller

4/5/2019
Let us remember with thanksgiving the life and ministry of Rev. Donald Willard Sneller, 92, who entered the church triumphant on Friday, April 5, 2019.  Donald was born on April 2, 1927. He was raised in Burnsville, MN and joined the US Navy at the age of 17, serving on a destroyer escort in the Pacific Theater during WWII. Following his discharge from the Navy, he married Tallie Louise Keahey on October 8, 1946. They opened an electrical contracting business in Waterville and Fairbault, MN, and...

Bishop C. Dale White

3/29/2019
Let us remember with thanksgiving the life and ministry of Bishop C. Dale White, who entered the church triumphant on Friday, March 29, 2019. Bishop White served the New York Conference from 1984 until his retirement in 1992. The following memorial was written by Linda Bloom for United Methodist News Service. Bloom is the assistant news editor for UMNS and is based in New York. See the article at umnews.org.    As a fierce advocate for peace and justice, Bishop C. Dale White tackled some of the...

Mrs. Jenny A. Schrock

3/29/2019
Let us remember the life and ministry of Jenny A. Schrock, 86, of Cairo, NY, who died on Friday, March 29, 2019 after a long illness. Surviving is her husband, Rev. Robert C. Schrock, who served the following churches in the New York Conference: First UMC in Brewster, NY; St. Paul and St. Andrew in Manhattan; and Pound Ridge and Vista UMCs in NY. Rev. Schrock retired in 1978. In addition to her husband, Jenny is survived by eight children, 13 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. There ...

Mrs. Mary Law Moody

3/28/2019
Let us remember the life and ministry of Mary Law Moody, 85, of LaGrangeville, NY, who died peacefully on Thursday, March 28, 2019 at the Hospice Center in Danbury, CT. She was the second born child of Ruby Faye Camp Law and Ashley Taswell Law, and was born on her maternal grandparents' farm in northeast Louisiana on January 2, 1934. Mary grew up in Louisiana towns where her father served Methodist churches. She graduated from high school as the valedictorian in Welsh, LA, and from Newcomb ...

Pastor William "Fred" Loving

3/28/2019
Let us remember with thanksgiving the life and ministry of Pastor William “Fred” Loving, 75, of Johnson, NY, who entered the church triumphant on Thursday, March 28, 2019. Fred died at Orange Regional Medical Center in Middletown, NY following a long illness. The son of the late Willie and Mary Tucker Loving, Fred was born on March 13, 1944 in Harlem, NY. He attended NYC schools and proudly served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War. Fred worked at Mid Hudson Forensic Psychiatric Center as a...

Pastor Herbert G. Day, Jr.

3/22/2019
Let us remember with thanksgiving the life and ministry of Pastor Herbert G. Day, Jr., 86, who entered the church triumphant on Friday, March 22, 2019 at Noble Horizon’s Nursing Home in Salisbury, CT, from complications due to Alzheimer’s disease. Herbert was born in Poughkeepsie, NY on October 10, 1932, the son of Herbert and Blanche (Seaman) Day. He graduated from Oakwood Friends School in Poughkeepsie and completed a degree in photography from RIT in Rochester, NY. After enlisting in the ...

Mrs. Barbara Bauer

3/16/2019
Let us remember the life and ministry of Barbara Bauer, 83, of Naugatuck, CT, who died on Saturday, March 16, 2019. Barbara was the widow of Rev. Roger L. Bauer. Barbara was born on October 28, 1935 in Derby, CT, the daughter of the late Theodore and Mary Vazur Amalavage. She worked as a nurse for the Naugatuck Visiting Nurse Association. Barbara attended the Naugatuck United Methodist Church. She married Rev. Roger Bauer in 1978. Rev. Bauer served churches in the New York Conference for more ...

The Reverend Rosemary A. Smith

3/14/2019
Let us remember with thanksgiving the life and ministry of Rev. Rosemary A. Smith of Hampton, NH (formerly of Monticello, NY), who entered the church triumphant on Thursday, March 14, 2019. Rosemary was born in New Bedford, MA on January 1, 1939, the daughter of the late William E. and Frances (Nickerson) Athearn. She was a graduate of Colby College and later Drew University, where she received her master of divinity degree. She served New York Conference churches in Cold Spring & South ...

Ms. Geraldine B. Klein

3/11/2019
Let us remember the life and ministry of Geraldine B. Klein, 86, of Latham, NY, who died on Monday, March 11, 2019 after a battle with pancreatic cancer. She was the widow of Rev. Robert Andrew Klein, who served 37 years in the UMC, in the Central Illinois, Rocky Mountain, New York East, Troy and New York conferences. In New York East he served Elmont and Northport between 1958 and 1964, and in New York he served Beacon UMC from 1979 to 1983, when he retired. He died in December 2000. ...

The Reverend Robert A. Johnson, Sr.

3/7/2019
Let us remember with thanksgiving the life and ministry of Rev. Robert A. Johnson, Sr. who entered the church triumphant on Thursday, March 7, 2019 at St. Peter’s Hospice Inn, Albany, NY.  Bob was born on November 20, 1938 in Brooklyn, NY, son of the late Alfred C. and Dorothy Kirchner Johnson.   Bob was an associate member of New York Annual Conference. He served as the pastor at churches in NY: Shady, Windham, Ashland, Hensonville-Maplecrest, and Trinity UMC, Hudson.  Bob retired in 2008.  ...

Mrs. Margaret Saunders

2/26/2019
Let us remember the life and ministry of Margaret “Peg” Saunders, 94, who passed away peacefully on February 26, 2019 at Penney Retirement Community in Penney Farms, FL. She was predeceased by her husband, Rev. Marshall Saunders.   Margaret Tremier was born and raised in Swissvale, PA. She earned her bachelor of music degree from the College of Wooster; a master of music from the Conservatory of Music in Detroit, MI, and did additional graduate work at Hartford Seminary. At Hartford Seminary, ...

Mrs B. Elizabeth Cady

2/7/2019
Let us remember the life and ministry of B. Elizabeth Cady, 99, of Olivebridge, NY, who passed away peacefully at her home on Thursday, February 7, 2019. Born June 17, 1919 in Brooklyn, she was the daughter of the late Chester Arthur and Mabel Stewart Snyder. Elizabeth was the widow of Rev. Merton S. Cady who predeceased her on December 11, 1975. Rev. Cady served the New York Conference for more than 35 years, pastoring the following churches in the Catskill Hudson area: West Fulton, Blenheim, ...

The Reverend Arthur W. Bloom

2/7/2019
Let us remember with thanksgiving the life and ministry of Rev. Arthur William Bloom, 91, of Groton, VT who peacefully entered the church triumphant surrounded by his family on Thursday, February 7, 2019. Art was born on March 16, 1927 in Bronx, New York, the only child of Knut William Bloom and Esther Christianson Bloom.  Art served in the U.S. Army for two years as a sergeant in the military police. He attended Wilkes College in Wilkes-Barre, PA, receiving a degree in criminology. In 1948 he ...

The Reverend Floyd E. George, III

2/4/2019
Let us remember with thanksgiving the life and ministry of Rev. Floyd E. “Skip” George, III, who entered the church triumphant on Monday, February 4, 2019 at Morse Life Health Center in West Palm Beach, FL. Skip had been at Morse Life Health Center since 2017 following a stroke. Born June 25, 1942 in Norwalk, CT to Rev. Floyd E. George, Jr. and Irene, Skip grew up in Brooklyn, NY where he attended Erasmus Hall High School. At that time his father was serving Hanson Place Central Methodist ...

Pastor Richard J. Hewitt

1/10/2019
Let us remember with thanksgiving the life and ministry of Pastor Richard J. Hewitt, 70, of Callicoon, NY, who died on Thursday, January 10, 2019 at Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris, NY. The son of the late Harold and Elizabeth Flaherty Hewitt, he was born January 11, 1948 in Jersey City, NJ. Richard was the pastor of Church on the Rock in Youngsville, NY. He had worked for the Sullivan County Meals on Wheels program, and was a former Sunday editor for the Times Herald Record in ...

Mrs. Bernice E. Ford

1/7/2019
Let us remember the life and ministry of Bernice E. Ford, 94, of Middletown, NY, who died on Monday, January 7, 2019. Bernice was the widow of Rev. Newton B. Ford, who served the New York Conference for 30 years and died in 2000. The daughter of the late Ward and Bertha Freese VanLoan, Bernice was born on January 13, 1924 in East Jewett, NY. She and Newton were high school sweethearts. They were married in 1944, when Newton was on furlough during World War II. While Newton served overseas, ...

The Reverend Charles "Chick" Straut

12/29/2018
Let us remember with thanksgiving the life and ministry of Rev. Charles “Chick” Straut, who entered the church triumphant on Saturday, December 29, 2018.   We received word of Chick’s passing from his daughter, Susan, on Sunday, and I quote her Facebook message: “My name is Susan Straut Collard and I am the daughter of Charles Straut. My father went to God last night, and although our family is heart broken, we are working to make peace with it since we knew he was suffering. He was the center ...

Pastor Susan M. DeSousa

12/24/2018
Let us remember with thanksgiving the life and ministry of Pastor Susan M. DeSousa, 75, who entered the church triumphant on Monday, December 24, 2018 in New Milford, CT. Susan was born on February 3, 1943 in Detroit, MI. A 1964 graduate of the University of Michigan, Susan was in Alpha Phi sorority and remained an avid fan who could sing the fight song like no one else. Go Blue! Susan was pastor at South Meriden Trinity UMC from 2000 until she retired in 2011. While at SMTUMC she spearheaded ...

Mrs. Gayle Weyand

12/14/2018
Let us remember the life and ministry of Gayle Romain Frailey Weyand, 94, who died peacefully on December 14, 2018 at Woodland Pond in New Paltz, NY. She was born on September 2, 1924 in Los Angeles, CA. Gayle was the widow of Rev. George F. Weyand, who died in 1978. Gayle attended Southern Seminary in Buena Vista, VA on a piano scholarship and the Katherine Gibbs School in New York City. She worked as an executive secretary at various prestigious NYC firms, including Doyle, Dane and Bernbach. ...

Mrs. Shirley “Marlene” Bickerton

12/5/2018
We have prayed with Bishop Bickerton and held his mother in our prayers over the past several weeks. It is with sorrow that we inform you that “Marlene” has entered the church triumphant.   Let us remember the life and ministry of Shirley “Marlene” Bickerton, 83 who passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at Rivera Palms Rehabilitation Center, Palmetto, FL. She was born August 17, 1935 in Glen Dale, WV daughter of the late Charles and Anna Geisler Cassis. Marlene was a retired ...

The Reverend Ernest Burton Davison

11/28/2018
Let us remember with thanksgiving the life and ministry of Rev. Ernest Burton (Burt) Davison, 87, of Langhorne, PA, who entered the church triumphant on Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at St Mary Medical Center, Langhorne, PA. Born in Windsor, Canada, son of the late Ernest and Christine (Ross) Davison, Burt lived in the New York City, Long Island and Catskill Hudson areas for many years before moving to Langhorne nine years ago. Burt served honorably in the United States Marines as a drill ...

Mrs. Anne G. Snyder

11/24/2018
Let us remember the life and ministry of Anne Givens Snyder, 91, who died on Saturday, November 24, 2018. Anne was the widow of Rev. Dr. Lee D. Snyder. Anne was born July 8, 1927 in Lafayette, LA, the youngest of 10 children. She graduated from the University of Southwestern Louisiana (now the University of Louisiana at Lafayette) with the Outstanding Graduate Award in 1948. Anne then earned a master's degree in religious education from Scarritt College for Christian Workers in Nashville, TN ...

The Reverend Randolph L. Jones

11/16/2018
Let us remember with thanksgiving the life and ministry of Rev. Randolph L. Jones, 94, who entered the church triumphant on Friday, November 16, 2018 in the Lehigh Valley of Pennsylvania. Randy was born the youngest of five on October 5, 1924 in Norfolk, VA, where he was raised by his parents, Harry Tudor Jones and Catherine Wylie Roddey Jones. Randy attended Virginia Military Institute prior to serving in the United States Army in World War II. Upon returning home, he graduated from Randolph ...

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 Kenneth Baldwin

8/27/2018
Let us remember with thanksgiving the life and ministry of Rev. Kenneth R. Baldwin, 95, who died on August 27, 2018. He was born June 26, 1923 in Syracuse, NY to the late Bert and Mae Baldwin of Fayetteville, NY.   In 1940 he met the love of his life, Nancy Hall, at a youth social at the Charlotte Congregational Church, where her father, the late Raymond A. Hall, served as pastor. Although WWII lengthened their courtship, they were married in 1948 in the same church by Rev. Hall and shared 70 ...

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 ...

Mrs. Launa Y. Forde

8/2/2018
Let us remember the life and ministry of Launa Yvette O’nelle Forde, 84, who died on Thursday, August 2, 2018 in New York City.  She was born August 1, 1934 on the island of Barbados. Launa was the wife of retired Rev. Granville Forde. As a teenager, Launa immigrated to the United States to finish her high school education, graduating at 15 years old. She completed her undergraduate and master’s degrees in education at Hunter College. Launa worked as the supervisor of special education in ...

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.

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