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Death Notices: Clergy & Spouses


The Rev. Thomas W. Bare

We have received notice of the death of The Rev. Thomas W. Bare, a retired full member of the Eastern PA Conference.  He passed away on Saturday, January 12, at the… Read more

The Rev. Helen C. Fleming

Helen C. Fleming, a retired local pastor who served at Eastwick UMC in Philadelphia from 1996 to 2005, died Dec. 13. She was serving Mt. Vernon Place UMC Baltimore, Md…. Read more

Mrs. Nancy W. McEllhenney

Mrs. Nancy W. McEllhenney, wife of retired elder Rev. John G. McEllhenney, passed away on December 10, 2018. Rev. McEllhenney served the following Eastern PA Conference churches & Extension Ministries: Charlestown Allentown: Asbury… Read more

Mrs. Mabel C. Eppehimer

We have received word that Mrs. Mabel C. Eppehimer, surviving spouse of The Rev. George W. Eppehimer, passed away on December 2, 2018, at the age of 99. The Rev…. Read more

Mrs. Thelma Godshalk

We have been informed that Mrs. Thelma Godshalk, spouse of The Rev. Merritt Godshalk, passed away on Sunday, September 30, 2018. Rev. Godshalk served the following Eastern PA Conference churches: Richmond… Read more

The Rev. Jusuf Salam

Rev. Dr. Jusuf Salam, retired elder, passed away on Saturday, November 10, in Newark, DE. He served the following Eastern PA Conference churches: Drehersville: Salem Lewistown Valley: Calvary Evangelical New… Read more

The Rev. Virginia Y. Miles

The Rev. Virginia Y. Miles, of Doylestown, Pa., passed away on October 31, 2018. She was 77. Rev. Ginny Miles served as Director of Christian Education at Lehman Memorial UMC… Read more

The Rev. Albert Schell, Jr.

The Rev. Albert Schell, Jr., retired local pastor, passed away on August 20, 2018. Prior to his retirement in 2016, he served the following Eastern PA Conference Churches: Shamokin: Emmanuel… Read more

The Rev. Cecil P.E. Pottieger

The Rev. Dr. Cecil P. E. Pottieger, 94, passed away on July 5, 2018. He was a Retired Elder of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference. Prior to his retirement in 1990,… Read more

The Rev. Barbara Housley

The Rev. Barbara Housley, Doylestown, Pa., a retired Elder in the Eastern PA Conference passed away June 22, 2018. She served Grove and Mountainhome UMCs, prior to her retirement in… Read more