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Rev. Dr. Richard D. Thompson Sr. – October 17, 2015

October 17, 2015

The Rev. Dr. Richard D. Thompson Sr., a retired Elder, died Oct. 17, 2015, in Baltimore. The Rev. Rod Miller officiated at a funeral service at Towson UMC Oct. 21. Richard David Thompson was born Jan. 7, 1929, in Baltimore, to Richard Henry and...

Lucille E. Kemper – Oct. 8, 2015

October 8, 2015

Lucille E. Kemper, 93, the wife of the late Rev. Philip J. Kemper, died Oct. 8, 2015, at Normandie Ridge in York, Pa. A funeral service was held Oct. 14, at J.J. Hartenstein Mortuary in New Freedom, Pa., officiated by the Revs. David Brinker and...

Thomas C. Buzby – October 4, 2015

October 4, 2015

Thomas Charles “Tom” Buzby, 77, of Westminster, husband of Pastor Mary Artz Buzby , died Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015, at home. She has served New Hope UMC in New Windsor for the past three years. Funeral services were held Oct.10, 2015, at...

Beverly “Bobbie” Walker – September 30, 2015

September 30, 2015

Beverly “Bobbie” Walker, 87, the wife of the Rev. John Walker, a retired Elder, died Sept. 30, 2015. The Revs. Adam Snell, Claire Matheny and Rick Buckingham officiated at a memorial service Oct. 12. Bobbie Pierce was born Dec. 26...

Patti Fenske - September 27, 2015

September 27, 2015

Rev. Patti Smith Fenske, 82, a retired Deacon, died Sept. 27, 2015. The Rev. Daniel Mejia officiated at a Memorial Service at St. Matthews UMC in Bowie Oct. 2. Patti Bennett was born Dec. 10, 1933, in Oklahoma to A.F. and Julia Bennett. She...

Rev. Leonard Felton – September 3, 2015

September 3, 2015

The Rev. Leonard Felton, 66, a retired Elder, died Sept. 3, 2015, after a long illness. A Home-going Celebration Service was held Sept. 10 at St. Paul UMC in Oxon Hill. Leonard Felton was born May 19, 1949, in Norfolk, Va., the son of the late...