Tag Archives: In Memoriam

IN MEMORIAM Walter Carlson ’67

The Rev. Walter Carlson, Class of 1967, died on November 6, 2016 at his home in Somerset, New Jersey, at the age of 82. A funeral service was held on November 12 at St. Luke’s Church in Montclair.

Carlson was born on February 3, 1934 in Glen Ridge and lived in Washington, New Jersey, New York City, Fair Lawn, Wayne, and Verona before moving to Somerset four years ago.  Read more...

IN MEMORIAM: Paul Cochran ’70

The Rev. Paul Coleman Cochran, Class of 1970, died in Lexington, Kentucky on October 14, 2016 at the age of 74. Born in Michigan December 14, 1941, to Maurice William Cochran and Ellanna Born Cochran, and raised in Rockport, Texas, he was a resident of New York City for most of his adult life, serving parishes in New York and Long Island.

Cochran received his undergraduate degree at St.  Read more...

IN MEMORIAM: Brian Murdoch ’85

IN MEMORIAM: Brian Murdoch ’85

The Rev. Brian Murdoch, Class of 1985, died at his Martha’s Vineyard home on October 16, 2016, at the age of 62. He was the Pastor of the Grace Episcopal Church, William Street, Vineyard Haven, where a memorial service was held on October 19. A funeral service was held on October 22 at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul in Boston.

“He was so very well-loved,” said Pat Waring, a parishioner at Grace.  Read more...

IN MEMORIAM: Paulette Schiff ’87

IN MEMORIAM: Paulette Schiff ’87

The Rev. Paulette Agnes Toppin Schiff, Class of 1987, who served at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Philadelphia, died September 17, of colon cancer at her home in Miller Place, New York at the age of 69.

Born in Rockville Centre, New York, she graduated in 1964 as valedictorian from Douglas MacArthur High School, Wantagh, New York. In 1968, she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Muhlenberg College, Allentown, Pennsylvania, before receiving her M.Div.   Read more...

IN MEMORIAM: Elinor Schneider ’51

IN MEMORIAM: Elinor Schneider ’51

Elinor M.E. Schneider, Class of 1951, of South Kingstown, Rhode Island, and formerly of Charlestown and Richmond, died peacefully at the age of 89, surrounded by family on August 27, 2016.

Schneider was the beloved wife of the late Stewart P. Schneider. Born in Portsmouth, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Henry H. and Eleanor (Christ) Eccles. She is survived by her daughter, Eleonore “Beth” Schneider and partner Jochen Siegenthaler of Zurich, Switzerland, and her son, Edwin Schneider of North Kingstown.  Read more...

IN MEMORIAM: Don W. Monson ’65

IN MEMORIAM: Don W. Monson ’65

The Rev. Donald W. Monson, Class of 1965, of the Episcopal Diocese of Arizona, died on June 5, 2016.

Born in Alhambra, California, in 1934 and raised in Tucson, Monson served in the U.S. Army before attending General. He served on many different councils and committees of The Episcopal Church and worked over 30 years in full-time ministry, mostly in Arizona, where he built two Episcopal churches, St.  Read more...

IN MEMORIAM: Richard Pfaff ’66

IN MEMORIAM: Richard Pfaff ’66

The Rev. Dr. Richard William Pfaff, Class of 1966 and recipient of our Doctor of Divinity, honoris causa in 2012, died July 10, 2016 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, at the age of 79.

The son of Frederick Erwin and Kathryn Soergel Pfaff, Richard Pfaff was born in Oklahoma City on August 6, 1936, and graduated from Central High School in Omaha, from Harvard College, and from Oxford University, by which he was awarded the degrees of Doctor of Philosophy and Doctor of Divinity.  Read more...

IN MEMORIAM: Joyce Phillips Austin, D.D. ’04

IN MEMORIAM: Joyce Phillips Austin, D.D. ’04

Attorney Joyce Phillips Austin, D.D. honoris causa 2004 died March 21, 2016 at the age of 92. She was the former Executive Director of the Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies and one of the first African Americans to work in key government positions in New York state and New York City, as well as a former trustee for The General Theological Seminary, She worked on several civil rights campaigns and initiatives and was also active in the Democratic Party, where she served on national committees.  Read more...

IN MEMORIAM: Lincoln Ure ’74

IN MEMORIAM: Lincoln Ure ’74

The Rev. Lincoln Richard Ure III, Class of 1974, died June 10, 2016 at St. Mark’s Hospital in Salt Lake City, where he had been chaplain for 41 years. His kindness, wisdom, moral courage and irreverent sense of humor will be sorely missed.

Born October 4, 1947, to L. Richard Ure Jr. and Betty Olander Ure, He married the love of his life, Maureen O’Hara, in 1969 in Minneapolis.  Read more...

IN MEMORIAM: Everett Francis ’55

IN MEMORIAM: Everett Francis ’55

The Rev. Everett W. Francis, Class of 1955, died on March 19, 2016. Longtime rector of St. Luke’s Scranton (1988-92), he also served as interim at St. Paul’s Montrose and the Episcopal Ministry of Unity, Palmerton/Lehighton.

He was born in 1927 in Taylor, Pensylvania, graduated from high school in Wilmington, Delaware, and then joined the Naval ROTC program and graduated from Duke University in 1946. After service in the Navy, Francis married Gale Gibson and they had five children: Deborah (deceased) Jesse of Chico, California, David (deceased), Elizabeth of Glen Burnie, Maryland, and Abigail of Mt.  Read more...

In Memoriam: Sarah Nazimova-Baum ’11

In Memoriam: Sarah Nazimova-Baum ’11

Sarah Rachel Nazimova-Baum, Class of 2011, died on March 2, 2016, after an eight-month struggle with ovarian cancer, bringing to an untimely close 52 years of a life that fused creativity, spiritual discernment, intelligence, and caring service to others. Her love extended to a constellation of family and friends, and focused on the centers of her life: her husband, Mark, and her son, Raphael.

Nazimova-Baum’s creative impulse was manifest in every facet of her life, from her accoutrements—homemade jewelry, a bag with her knitting—to the inviting posters she crafted for family occasions.  Read more...

In Memoriam: Alanson Houghton ’66

In Memoriam: Alanson Houghton ’66

The Rev. Alanson Bigelow Houghton (Class of 1966) died peacefully at his home in Pawleys Island, South Carolina, on January 24, 2016. He was 85 years old. Born August 3, 1930 in Corning, New York, Houghton earned multiple degrees, including an M.B.A. from Harvard University, before attending The General Theological Seminary.

Houghton spent the early part of his career in business, where he worked for the Corning Glass Works.  Read more...

IN MEMORIAM: Michael Johnston ’91

IN MEMORIAM: Michael Johnston ’91

The Rev. Dr. Michael A. Johnston, Class of 1991, whose call to the priesthood came after a significant and gifted career in science, died December 3, 2015, in Prairie Village, Kansas.

Johnston was born May 23, 1946, in Kansas City, Missouri. Early in his childhood, his family moved to Colorado.  Following graduation from Colorado College, cum laude, in 1968, he received his Ph.D. in Chemistry and Biological Sciences from Yale University.  Read more...

IN MEMORIAM: Jae Chung ’14

IN MEMORIAM: Jae Chung ’14

With profound sorrow we post that the Rev. Jae Wook Chung, Class of 2014, died December 16, 2015, at Stony Brook Medical Center in Long Island at the age of 42. Chung’s recurrence of cancer, and the swiftness with which it overtook him, has shocked us all. We join his family, his parish family, and all those whose lives he touched in their overwhelming grief.

Jae Wook Chung was ordained deacon in January 2014 at the Cathedral of Incarnation.  Read more...

IN MEMORIAM: Herbert Wentz ’60

The Rev. Herbert Stephenson Wentz, Class of 1960, Professor Emeritus of Religion in the College of Arts and Sciences of The University of the South and a former Marshal of the University Faculties, died at his home in Sewanee on October 16, 2015. He was 80 years old and is survived by his wife, Sofia, a former dean of the faculty at St. Andrews-Sewanee School.

Born in Salisbury, North Carolina, in 1934, a son of Carolyn and Charles Wentz, Wentz graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1956.  Read more...

IN MEMORIAM: Charlie Lee, D.D. ’01

IN MEMORIAM: Charlie Lee, D.D. ’01

Charles Carroll Lee, Jr. (D.D. 2001 and a former member of the Board of Trustees), of Spring Island, South Carolina and Prouts Neck, Maine, died peacefully on November 5, 2015, at the age of 86, surrounded by his children at the family home in Maine.

Lee attended St. Bernard’s School in New York City, Middlesex School in Concord, Massachusetts, and graduated from Yale University in 1950.  Read more...

IN MEMORIAM: Molly McGreevy ’86

IN MEMORIAM: Molly McGreevy ’86

The Rev. Molly Paine McGreevy, Class of 1986, former actress turned Episcopal priest, died on November 1, 2015, at her home in Pittsford, New York.

Born on June 11, 1936, to Hugh Eustis Paine and Helen Duncan Paine, she graduated from The Chapin School and Vassar College, completing as her senior thesis a play based on her favorite childhood character, Mary Poppins. After college, she moved to Paris to study mime under Marcel Marceau.  Read more...