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In Memoriam...

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Rev. Philip A. Smith

The New York Conference, UCC sends our condolences to Mrs. Lynn Seelbach, upon the death of her beloved husband Rev. Philip A. Smith.

The Rev. Philip A. Smith graduated Chicago Theological Seminary 1964 ; ordained 1964 Calvary UCC, Buffalo; called to St. Peters' UCC 1967; merged St. Peters, Salem and Lloyds Memorial UCC churches on east side of Buffalo, 1973 to form New Covenant UCC; called to Pilgrim-St Luke's UCC 1976; called to Lakewood UCC, St. Petersburg, FL. 1988; called to Christian Temple Christian Church, Wellsville, New York, 1991; called to St. Johns UCC Dunkirk, NY, 1994; called to St. Johns UCC, Eden, NY, 1996 where he retired in 2001.

Rev. Smith was a long time community and peace advocate. As a long term board member of the WNY Peace Center he worked tirelessly to make the peaceable Kin-Dom of God present here on earth. He founded the Peace of Peace at Pilgrim-St. Luke's & El Nuevo Camino UCC. He challenged the church to be "peace makers" rather than "peace talkers". His significant energy, commitment to the common good and solidarity with our global brothers and sisters became part of the DNA of the church.

Friends may call Saturday, January 9th from 4:00pm-7:00pm at the Dengler, Roberts, Perna Funeral Home: 3070 Delaware Ave. Kenmore, NY.

Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service, Sunday January 10th at 2:00pm at the Pilgrim-St Luke's UCC, 335 Richmond Ave., Buffalo.
Flowers gratefully declined. Memorials may be made to Pilgrim-St Luke UCC.

Carol Hunter George

The New York Conference, UCC sends our condolences to Reverend P.V. George, upon the death of his beloved wife Carol Hunter George. Carol and P.V. were founding members of the Syracuse Habitat for Humanity. Carol was a member of the Plymouth Congregational Church in Syracuse. 
A Memorial Service will be held at the Plymouth Congregational Church-United Church of Christ in Syracuse on January 9th, 2016 at 11:00 a.m.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Carol's name to: The Plymouth Congregational Church-UCC Youth Ministry: 232 E. Onondaga St., Syracuse, NY 13202.
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Reverend P.V. George is a retired UCC minister and a member of the Plymouth Congregational Church.

Susan Caine

The New York Conference, UCC sends our condolences to Rev. Michael Caine upon the death of his mother, Susan Caine, on December 25th.  Rev. Caine served as the New York Conference Regional Minister for the Southeast Region.  He is currently the Senior Minister at Old First Reformed United Church of Christ in Philadelphia. Cards of condolences may be sent to: 151 N. 4th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106.

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