Tag Archives: In Memoriam

IN MEMORIAM: The Rev. Margaret Hall Coffey ’83

IN MEMORIAM: The Rev. Margaret Hall Coffey ’83

The Rev. Margaret Hall Coffey, Class of 1983, of Little Silver, New Jersey, and Vero Beach, Florida, died November 2, 2014 in the Hospice at Riverview Hospital in Red Bank at the age of 80.

Coffey graduated from Wellesley College with a major in Biblical History in 1956, and resumed her education at General where she received her Master of Divinity and then became one of the first women ordained into the Diaconate at Trinity Cathedral, Trenton, New Jersey.  Read more...

IN MEMORIAM: The Rt. Rev. Thomas Shaw ’70

IN MEMORIAM: The Rt. Rev. Thomas Shaw ’70

The Rt. Rev. Thomas Shaw, SSJE, Class of 1970, died on October 17 in the care of his SSJE brothers at Emery House in West Newbury, Massachusetts. He was 69 and had been diagnosed with brain cancer in May, 2013.  He was consecrated as Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts on September 24, 1994, and served in that position until his retirement on September 13, 2014.  Read more...

IN MEMORIAM: Marcello Davitti ’75

IN MEMORIAM: Marcello Davitti ’75

The Rev. Marcello Davitti (Class of 1975) known as Archimandrite Mark, Dean of the Clergy of the Russian Orthodox Church in Italy, died last August.  His death was announced on August 20 by Archbishop Mark of Yegoryevsk, Administrator of the parishes of the Moscow Patriarchate in Italy.

Davitti was born in 1938 in Florence, Italy to one of the old families of the city. After completing his studies at the Gregorian University in Rome, he came to the United States.  Read more...

IN MEMORIAM: L. Howard Maltby ’87

IN MEMORIAM: L. Howard Maltby ’87

The Rev. L. Howard Maltby (Class of 1987) died August 30, 2014 surrounded by loving family members.

Maltby was born in 1956 in Miami, Florida, and received a B.A. in History from Florida International University, before receiving his M.Div. from General. He was ordained a Deacon at St Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Miami and ordained a Priest at St Martin’s in the Field, Pompano Beach, Florida.  Read more...

IN MEMORIAM: Letitia Croom ’48

IN MEMORIAM: Letitia Croom ’48

The Rev. Letitia Croom (Class of 1948), Boise, Idaho and formerly of Nyssa, Oregon and Cove, Oregon, died July 29, 2014 at a Boise care center. She was 89, and died 40 years to the day after three retired bishops ordained the first 11 women who became Episcopal priests.

Decades before women got the opportunity, Letitia Croom dreamed of becoming a priest for The Episcopal Church.  Read more...

IN MEMORIAM: Bishop Andrew Wissemann ’53

IN MEMORIAM: Bishop Andrew Wissemann ’53

The Rt. Rev Andrew Frederick Wissemann (Class of 1953), the Sixth Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Western Massachusetts, died at his home in Longmeadow, Massachusetts on Aug. 20, 2014.  He was also a former member of General’s Board of Trustees, and received an Honorary Doctor of Divinity in 1984.

Wissemann was born in 1928 in New York City and raised in Hartsdale, New York. He graduated from White Plains High School and Wesleyan University and attended Union Theological Seminary before receiving his Bachelor of Sacred Theology from General.  Read more...

IN MEMORIAM: Roger Scott Gray ’52

IN MEMORIAM: Roger Scott Gray ’52

The Very Rev. Roger Scott Gray, Class of 1952, Dean Emeritus of Christ Church Cathedral, Indianapolis died on 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, New York, 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...