RIP: The Rt. Rev. Robert Hibbs, retired Diocese of West Texas bishop suffragan

[Episcopal Diocese of West Texas] The Rt. Rev. Robert (Bob) Hibbs died peacefully in his home surrounded by family on April 17. He was 84. Bishop Hibbs was born on April 20, 1932, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was baptized April 30, 1933, confirmed April 9, 1942, ordained deacon on June 24, 1957, ordained priest Dec. 21, […]

RIP: Fifth Bishop of Los Angeles Frederick Houk Borsch

[Episcopal News Service] The Rt. Rev. Frederick Houk Borsch died early April 11 from complications of myelodysplastic syndrome, a form of leukemia. He was 81 years old. Borsch died in his sleep at his Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, home, according to a post on the Diocese of Los Angeles’ Facebook page. He served as the fifth bishop […]

RIP: Former Mississippi Bishop A. C. Marble dies after long declining health

[Diocese of Mississippi] The Rt. Rev. Alfred Clark “Chip” Marble Jr. died March 29 at his home in Greensboro, North Carolina, with family members at his bedside. Marble had been in declining health for some time. He was 81 years old. Marble was consecrated as the eighth bishop of the Diocese of Mississippi in 1993 after […]

RIP: Melinda Whalon

[The Living Church] Presiding Bishop Michael Curry will preside at the funeral March 11 for Melinda Whalon, who died Feb. 26. “My beloved wife Melinda Whalon entered Larger Life … after another long battle in her decades-long war against cancer,” wrote the Rt. Rev. Pierre Whalon, bishop in charge of the Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe, […]

RIP: Dixie Ann Smith Hutchinson, lay leader

[Episcopal News Service] Dixie Ann Smith Hutchinson died peacefully Nov. 30, 2016, at her home in Louisville, Colorado. Dixie had been diagnosed with cancer in January of 2016 and was under the care of hospice. Dixie was born in San Jose, California, graduated high school in Newport Beach, attended the University of Colorado, and lived in Dallas, […]

RIP: Ervin Adams Brown III, Baltimore-area priest

[Episcopal News Service] The Rev. Ervin Adams Brown III, Episcopal priest and former rector of several Baltimore-area churches, died Dec. 12 at Augsburg Village in Lochearn, Maryland. He was 79. The son of Ervin Adams Brown Jr. and Annilee Thornhill Brown, Ervin Brown was born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama. He graduated from Ensley High […]

RIP: Former Diocese of Georgia Bishop Harry Woolston Shipps

[Diocese of Georgia] The Diocese of Georgia mourns the death of the Rt. Rev. Harry Woolston Shipps, the eighth bishop of Georgia (1983-1994). He died the morning of Nov. 17 with his beloved wife, Louise, by his side. A Requiem Eucharist for Shipps will be held at the Collegiate Church of St. Paul the Apostle in […]

RIP: The Rev. Dr. William Paul Haugaard

[St. Richard’s Episcopal Church] The Rev. Dr. William Paul Haugaard died on July 30, 2016. He was 87 years old. A graduate of Princeton University and General Theological Seminary, he was most recently the supervising chaplain to the Episcopal students at Asbury Theological Seminary in Orlando, Florida. Previously Bill taught at Seabury Western Theological Seminary […]

RIP: Ormonde Plater, author of ‘Many Servants’

[The Association for Episcopal Deacons] The Association for Episcopal Deacons is saddened by the loss of Archdeacon Ormonde Plater, Diocese of Louisiana, to the worldwide diaconal community. Ormonde died Aug. 6, the Feast of the Transfiguration, after a long illness. It would be hard to overestimate Ormonde’s contribution to the development of the Episcopal Church’s restoration […]

 RIP: the Rev. Canon Kenneth J.G. Semon

[Episcopal Diocese of the Rio Grande] The Rev. Canon Kenneth J.G. Semon, 70, died July 28, 2016, from injuries sustained two days earlier in an 18-mile road biking accident near his home. He was a certified skiing instructor, a Ph.D. in English literature who quoted Shakespeare and translated Aramaic and Greek in gripping and erudite […]