Tag Archives: In Memoriam

IN MEMORIAM: James Paul Stevenson ’68

The Rev. James Paul Stevenson, Class of 1968, died at home in West Pittston, Pennsylvania, on January 25, at the age of 71. At the time of his death, he was surrounded by his loved ones, wife, Judy Stevenson, and son, Ian Andrew Stevenson.

Stevenson was born in Bethlehem, son of the late Rt. Rev. Dean Stevenson and Doris Quier Stevenson. He was a graduate of Emmaus High School, and received his Bachelor of Arts degree in history from Lehigh University before attending General; he also received a master’s degree from Marywood College in Christian education and mathematics.  Read more...

IN MEMORIAM: Grahame Butler-Nixon ’64

The Rev. Grahame Butler-Nixon, Class of 1964, died January 19, 2015 at Agape Hospice House in Columbia, South Carolina at the age of 82. A Requiem Eucharist was celebrated at Grace Episcopal Church, Camden, South Carolina on January 24 with interment in the church’s Memorial Garden following the service.

Butler-Nixon was born in Sydney, Australia, graduated from the University of Adelaide Law School, served in the Australian Foreign Service, and was ordained a priest in the Anglican Church of Australia.  Read more...

IN MEMORIAM: Richard Markham ’70

IN MEMORIAM: Richard Markham ’70

The Rev. Richard Benedict Markham, whose longtime tenure at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, West Brighton, Staten Island, New York, was marked by his kindness, generosity of heart and deep spirituality, died January 2, 2015 in Staten Island University Hospital. He was 75.

Born in Westerleigh, Markham graduated from Curtis High School and earned his bachelor’s degree in history from Wagner College, Grymes Hill. He was ordained an Episcopal priest in December 1973 in the Cathedral of St.  Read more...

IN MEMORIAM: T. Herbert Johnson ’73

IN MEMORIAM: T. Herbert Johnson ’73

The Rev. Dr. T. Herbert Johnson, Class of 1973, died on December 5, 2014 in Charlotte, NC at the age of 81.

Johnson was ordained to the diaconate in the Diocese of Newark in 1973 by Bishop Leland Stark and served as Curate at Trinity & St. Philip’s Cathedral from 1973-1975. He was ordained to the priesthood in 1977 in the Diocese of Michigan and served congregations in the Dioceses of Michigan, Ohio and Long Island.  Read more...

IN MEMORIAM John Negrotto ’72

IN MEMORIAM John Negrotto ’72

The Rev. John Negrotto, Class of 1972, died suddenly on December 13, 2014 of an apparent heart attack. He was 71.

Negrotto served as Rector of Holy Trinity Church in Hillsdale, NJ, retiring in 2004 after 27 years. In his “retirement” John served as Interim Rector of several parishes in both the Newark and New Jersey Dioceses: Church of the Messiah (Chester), St. Peter’s (Essex Fells), St.  Read more...

IN MEMORIAM Charles Poindexter ’55

IN MEMORIAM Charles Poindexter ’55

The Rev. Canon Charles L.L. Poindexter, Class of 1955, died Nov. 25, 2014 at the age of 82.

Born April 11, 1932 to Walter Poindexter and Pearl M. Robinson in Richmond, Va., he attended West Virginia State University and Philadelphia Divinity School before furthering his studies at General and then Chichester Theological Seminary in England. He was ordained to the diaconate and the sacred priesthood in 1958 in the Cathedral of St.  Read more...

IN MEMORIAM: Dennis Nichols ’92

The Rev. Dennis Witt Nichols, Class of 1992, Rector of the Episcopal Church of Holy Comforter, Gadsden, Alabama, died suddenly on November 24, 2014, at the age of 59.

Ordained to the priesthood in 1992, Nichols previously served at St. Peter’s Clarksboro, New Jersey, and St. John-in-the-Wilderness, Gibbsboro, New Jersey. A native of Virginia, he was a graduate of Shenandoah College and Conservatory of Music and an accomplished concert organist who taught school for fifteen years in Lynchburg, Virginia before attending General.    Read more...

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...