Tag Archives: In Memoriam

IN MEMORIAM: Roger Scott Gray ‘52

The Very Rev. Roger Scott Gray, Class of 1952, Dean Emeritus of Christ Church Cathedral, Indianapolis died Tuesday, July 1, 2014.

Dean Gray was born May 27, 1924 in Brooklyn, New York to the late William Albert and Laura Grace (Scott) Gray.

He attended Alexander Hamilton High School in Brooklyn, NY, and was also a graduate of Adelphi University in Garden City, New York, before attending General.  Read more...

IN MEMORIAM: Anna Powell ’84

The Rev. Canon Anna Stewart Powell, Class of 1984, rector of St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church, Lumberton, New Jersey from 2001 to 2012, died of cancer, at home on June 19, her 69th birthday.

She was a canon for the Cathedral of the Episcopal Diocese of New Jersey in Trenton, said her husband, the Rev. John Charles Powell, also GTS Class of ’84.

Born in Neosho, Missouri, Powell earned a bachelor’s degree in political science at Metropolitan State College of Denver in 1977.  Read more...

IN MEMORIAM: Michael E. Macdonald ’00

IN MEMORIAM: Michael E. Macdonald ’00

Michael E. Macdonald, Class of 2000, died on June 7 at the age of 66 at his home in Louisville, Kentucky, after a brief illness. Born December 27, 1947 in Berkley, California, Michael grew up in Grandview, Missouri graduating from Grandview High School and the University of Missouri with a BA in Accounting.

He was drafted into the Army and served in the Finance Corp from 1970-1972, helping to develop the method of salary distribution still used by the Army today.  Read more...

IN MEMORIAM: The Rev. H. King McGlaughon, Jr. ‘89

IN MEMORIAM: The Rev. H. King McGlaughon, Jr. ‘89

The Rev. Hugh King McGlaughon, Jr., Class of 1989, of Winston Salem, NC, died on Wednesday, May 21,2014 after a short but courageous battle with lung cancer. McGlaughon was also a former member of the GTS faculty.

McGlaughon was born in Rocky Mount, NC on March 17, 1952. He was the son of Hugh K. McGlaughon, Sr. and Jane Dickie McGlaughon, now both deceased.  His early years were spent growing up in Raleigh, NC.   Read more...

IN MEMORIAM: The Rev. C. Andrew Mepham ‘52

IN MEMORIAM: The Rev. C. Andrew Mepham ‘52

The Rev. C. Andrew Mepham, Class of 1952, died on May 19, 2014 at the age of 89 in Lexington, Kentucky.

Recognized for his intelligence, academic interests, world travels and fluency in three languages, Mepham received a B.S. in Chemistry and Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh, and an M.D. from Columbia University before attending General. He did graduate work at Oxford University where he served as Chaplain, was a Monk of the Order of the Holy Cross, Professor of Pastoral Theology at St.  Read more...

IN MEMORIAM: The Rev. Wray MacKay ’54

IN MEMORIAM: The Rev. Wray MacKay ’54

The Rev. Wray MacKay, Class of 1954 and a former member of the faculty at The General Theological Seminary, died unexpectedly on April 30, 2014, with his wife the Rev. Kate Kinney, daughter Margaret, and the Rev. Peter Strummer, rector of St Andrew’s in Seattle, Washington, at his bedside. MacKay and Kinney had just been concluding a co-interim ministry at Emmanuel Church on Orcas Island when he suffered a serious head injury from a fall.  Read more...

IN MEMORIAM: The Rev. Dr. John T. Docker ’63

IN MEMORIAM: The Rev. Dr. John T. Docker ’63

The Rev. Dr. John Thornley Docker, Class of 1963, died April 13, 2014, at Juravinski Hospital, Hamilton, Ontario, at the age of 76. He had been battling cancer for much of the past year, and died peacefully with his beloved wife of 45 years, Georgie and his sons at his side. A memorial service took place at Christ Church Cathedral, Hamilton, on April 17.

Docker had recently celebrated the 50th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood by the late Bishop Frederick Warnecke.  Read more...

IN MEMORIAM: The Rev. Dr. Theodore W. Lewis ’53

IN MEMORIAM: The Rev. Dr. Theodore W. Lewis ’53

The Rev. Dr. Theodore W. Lewis, Class of 1953, died on Holy Saturday, April 19, 2014, at LifeCare Center of Nashoba Valley, Littleton, MA, after a long illness.  He was 87.

He was born on August 22, 1926 in Sherrill, NY, son of Clifton and Gertrude Lewis.  He graduated as valedictorian of the class of 1944 at Oneida High School before serving in the US Navy during WWII.    Read more...

IN MEMORIAM: The Rev. Gary E. Caldwell ’60

IN MEMORIAM: The Rev. Gary E. Caldwell ’60

The Rev. Gary E. Caldwell, Class of 1960, died April 22, 2014 at Arbor Court in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa at the age of 82.

The Requiem Holy Eucharist was celebrated  on May 6 at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, Mt. Pleasant. The Rt. Rev. Alan Scarfe, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Iowa and the Rev. Carl D. Mann, Rector, St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, Spirit Lake, IA, concelebrated the Mass.  Read more...

IN MEMORIAM: The Rev. W. Alan King ’58

IN MEMORIAM: The Rev. W. Alan King ’58

The Rev. W. Alan King, Class of 1958 and former member of the Board of Trustees and Alumni Executive Committee of The General Theological Seminary, died on April 17, 2014. The following obituary was provided by his family:

It is with sadness that we share with you the news of the passing of the Rev. W. Alan King, age 81, on Maundy Thursday, April 17, in Edgewater, Florida.  Read more...

IN MEMORIAM: The Rev. Kenneth Franklin ‘59

IN MEMORIAM: The Rev. Kenneth Franklin ‘59

The Rev. Kenneth Roderick Franklin, Class of 1959, of Warwick, Rhode Island died on March 20 at Phillip Hulitar Hospice Center. He was 81.

Franklin was born in Birmingham, Alabama in 1932, the only son of Rachel and Ellis Franklin. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Birmingham Southern College. After service in the army, he earned two graduate degrees in theology from The General Theological Seminary.  Read more...

IN MEMORIAM: The Very Rev. William Hale ‘54

IN MEMORIAM: The Very Rev. William Hale ‘54

The Very Rev. William Manning Hale, Class of 1954, of Marlborough and MacMahan Island, Maine, died April 4, 2014, at home surrounded by family at the age of 88.

Hale was elected a deputy to the General Convention of The Episcopal Church on seven occasions, and deputy to Provincial Synod. He later served on the Board of Trustees of The General Theological Seminary, as well as President of its Alumni Association.  Read more...

IN MEMORIAM: George Young, Jr. ’52

IN MEMORIAM: George Young, Jr. ’52

The Rev. George Dibrell Young, Jr., Class of 1952, died peacefully on March 28, 2014 in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He was 89 years old. He is survived by four children, Elizabeth, George Young III (current Bishop of East Tennessee), David, and Virginia, as well as ten grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

Young attended the University of the South until he joined the United States Army, serving in Europe during World War II.  Read more...

IN MEMORIAM: Patriarch Zakka Iwas ’63

IN MEMORIAM: Patriarch Zakka Iwas ’63

Patriarch Ignatius Zakka Iwas, Class of 1963, and recipient of an Honorary Doctorate as well, died March 21 at the age of 80. Iwas was the leader of the Syriac Orthodox Church, one of the world’s oldest Christian Churches. Syrian state news agency SANA said Iwas was admitted into a German hospital for treatment Feb. 20. He died in Germany after a long illness, the official news service said.  Read more...

IN MEMORIAM: The Rev. Dr. Rowan Greer ’59

IN MEMORIAM: The Rev. Dr. Rowan Greer ’59

The Rev. Dr. Rowan Greer, Class of ’59, died March 17 in New Haven after a long illness. Greer was born in Columbus Ohio, and graduated from Yale in 1956 before attending General Seminary. He received an MA in 1964 and a PhD in 1965 from Yale. Ordained in 1960 in the Diocese of Connecticut, he began his ordained ministry as curate at St. Paul’s in Fairfield, Connecticut and from 1961 to 1964 served as curate at Christ Church, New Haven – the church with which he continued to have frequent associations.  Read more...

IN MEMORIAM: William Brace ’41

IN MEMORIAM: William Brace ’41

The Rev. Canon William Shannon Brace, Class of 1941, died on March 15, 2014 following a brief illness at the age of 97.

He was born on Sept. 22, 1916 in Homestead, Pennsylvania, the son of the Rev. Rodney S. and Mary S. Brace. He graduated from Hobart College, Geneva, New York in 1938; member of Sigma Chi Fraternity; before attending General. He also received a Masters in Sociology from Nova University in 1975.  Read more...

IN MEMORIAM: Sonja Hudson ’90

IN MEMORIAM: Sonja Hudson ’90

The Rev. Sonja Hudson (Class of 1990) died January 29, 2014, at the age of 75. She was at her home at Heather Glen Assisted Living in Arden, North Carolina., and in the care of her daughter, Rhett Hudson, and her family.

Hudson was born on June 12, 1938 in Hazelwood, North Carolina. She attended Mars Hill College, UNC Greensboro, and UNC Charlotte, and taught kindergarten for many years in Stanly County, where she and her former husband, Elton Hudson (now of Winston-Salem), raised their two children, Scott and Rhett.  Read more...