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Molly Pitcher Nash

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Molly Pitcher Nash, 72, the wife of the late Rev. Howard O. Nash, died in Peoria, Illinois, March 18, 2017. A memorial service was held at St. John's UMC in Baltimore City April 23. Clergy who planned and officiated were Judy Birch, Nancy Webb, Frank Trotter, and Linda Coveleskie.

Molly Pitcher was born in 1945 to a Western Maryland Seminary graduate, the Rev. Dale Pitcher. She and Howard Nash married in 1966. They had no children. He died in 2012.

She served with her husband at his various appointments beginning with St. John’s of Baltimore City UMC (now Grace-St. John’s) from 1977, when he came into the Baltimore-Washington Conference from the Central Illinois Conference, until 1988. He was then appointed to Violetville until 1993, followed by Mt. Harmony-Lower Marlboro Charge, which he served until 1997. The Nashes then returned to Baltimore for his appointment to serve St. John’s of Hamilton. In 2004 it became a charge with Gatch Memorial, which subsequently closed. Nash retired in 2010.

Molly Nash was a Wesley Theological Seminary graduate and served for years as the bookstore manager at Wesley Seminary, also at the Cokesbury Book Store in Baltimore. 

She had worked at Goodwill Industries and later retired from Catholic Charities in Baltimore where she served as an employment specialist with ex-felons.  She had a passion for justice. 

Survivors include a brother, two nephews and their families.

Condolences may be sent to her brother, Dan Pitcher, 219 W. Main St., Havana, IL 62644