Alumni/ae Deaths

Reverend Vernon C. Nichols (STH ’56, STH ’57)

Vernon Charles Nichols died peacefully with much appreciated help from Hospice at his home in Portland OR.  He had suffered from myasthenia gravis since 2009 and was recently diagnosed with leukemia. He was born in Fort Covington, NY to Bertha Neal Nichols and Vernon C. Nichols.  His parents and their families were from the Piedmont […]

Reverend Maria Coleman (STH ’91)

Rev. Maria Coleman, passed peacefully on Monday, January 11, after an extended illness at Portsmouth Medical Center. A retired elder, she served churches in Medford, Springfield and Milton, MA and as District Superintendent of the Connecticut Western Massachusetts District of the New England Annual Conference.  Prior to ordination, she was youth pastor at the United Methodist […]

Reverend Kevin H. Barnicle (STH ’74)

Kevin H. Barnicle 72, of Mount Dora, Florida, passed away on November 26, 2019. He was born to George and Marie Gleason Barnicle in Natick, Massachusetts on June 6, 1947. He was a retired Property Manager for Wellesley College in Wellesley, Massachusetts and he was of the Anglican faith. He is survived by his husband, […]

Reverend Zelma Bostick (STH ’89)

Zelma Edina Bostick was born in Boston, Massachusetts on August 30, 1950 to the late Delano M. Bostick, Sr. and Claudia G. (Clarke) Bostick. Zelma was educated in the Boston Public School system.  At a very young age, she became an enthusiastic reader. When she attended Boston Latin School for Girls, she began her love for languages […]

Dr. Charles F. McCook (STH ’53, STH ’54, GRS ’64)

The Rev. Charles Franklin McCook, Ph.D., 93, passed peacefully Jan. 1, 2021, at WellStar West Georgia Hospice in LaGrange. Frank lived an abundant life of service – service to God, family, church and country. He will be remembered as a beloved husband, father, grandfather, philomathical theologian, caring pastor, challenging professor, passionate gardener, army vet, author, […]

Mrs. Janis E. Rand (STH ’65)

Janis Rand returned to the Lord on December 6, 2020 after a short decline.  She was born to Ada (Gould) and George Rand on January 17, 1936. She was the 6th child of 10, all of whom have passed.  She grew up in foster care with Bertha Yeaton from the age of 12 in Poland, Maine at the […]

Mr. Lowell K. Haynes (STH ’71)

Lowell Haynes of Newton, MA died on December 14, 2020 from a rare blood cancer called myelofibrosis. Lowell was born on March 29, 1938 and grew up in Pueblo Colorado. He graduated from Westmar College, got a Bachelor of Divinity from the University of Chicago and a Masters of Sacred Theology from Boston University. He […]

Reverend Donald E. Day (STH ’59, STH ’61)

Reverend Donald Day died December 5, 2020, at Crystal Brooks Gem Unit at the age of 89 years. Donald was born on September 12, 1931, to Everett and Hazel (Risch) Day in Appleton, Minnesota. After high school graduation, he attended St. Cloud State University until 1951 when the Appleton National Guard was called to active […]

Reverend Dr. Joseph C. Evers (GRS ’62, STH ’62)

It is with great sadness that the family of Rev. Dr. Joseph (Joe) Calvin Carr Evers announces his passing on Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020 at the age of 93. Joe lived in Orange City, Florida, with his wife, Karen Way Sanner Evers, and had served as a pastor for over 70 years. Joe was born […]

Dr. Edwin S. Stefan (STH ’60)

Dr. Edwin S. Stefan went home to be with the Lord on December 11, 2020, at The Heritage in Findlay, OH. He was born to the late Edwin and Loraine (Holzinger) Stefan on November 18, 1933. On August 30, 1959, he married Katheryn J. (Rouse) who survives him. He has three daughters Cynthia L. Sharp, […]