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In Sympathy

AAPC members and the association office extend deepest sympathy to the family and friends of the following AAPC members. 

Dr. Thelma Dixon-Murphy died on Jan. 26, 2015. Obituary information may be found at http://www.hollomon-brown.com/obituary/Dr.-Thelma-F.-Dixon-Murphy-Ed.D./Norfolk-VA/1476585   Thelma's husband and fellow AAPC member Dr. Jim Murphy may be reached at: Providence Place of DePaul, room 3117; 6403 Granby Street, Norfolk VA. 23505   She was a founding "mother" of AAPC. a teacher, supervisor, therapist, mentor, and friend to so many of us, especially those who attended Blanton-Peale.

Wendy Daphne Gadd, Pastoral Care Specialist in the UK, born 11/04/1946, passed away after a long battle with Cancer in December 2014. 

Rev. Dr. Owen Ray Fitzgerald, long time member and Diplomate in AAPC, born in Washington, on Aug. 1, 1930, died at his home in Duarte, CA, December 13, 2014. His career spanned nearly six decades and included pastor, hospital chaplain, educator, and psychologist. He was a retired US Navy Captain, serving 25 years in the Chaplains Corps; an ordained minister in the United Methodist Church; and a lifelong learner who earned eight degrees, including three bachelor's, three master's, and two PhDs. Although his work and travel took him to all continents but Antarctica, he deeply valued family and his Daviess County roots. He returned frequently to visit family and friends, as well as to worship in his home church, Pleasant Hill United Methodist. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Jean Eyre Fitzgerald; their three children.

Ronald E. Meyer, AAPC Fellow/Retired, of Granbury, Texas, passed away November 29, 2014.

Marcus G. Smucker, 82, of Lititz, PA, and member of AAPC since 1981, passed away on October 29, 2014.  He had been a Fellow in AAPC.

The Rev. Thomas Beveridge, husband of Amy Beveridge, former Director of the Connecticut Conference Ruth Dudley Resource Center, died suddenly last Sunday, October 12th. An ordained elder of the United Methodist Church, he had recently been serving as Ecumenical Associate at Christ Church Cathedral (Episcopal) in Hartford. He had been a Fellow in AAPC.

Joe E. Luther, 71, of Mt. Pleasant, NC, passed away on September 8, 2014.  He has been a member of AAPC since April 1, 1981, and was a Diplomate/Retired.

Rev. John (Johnny) Edward Hinkle, Jr., 80, of Arlington Heights, IL passed away at his home on Thursday, August 28, 2014.  Rev. Hinkle was a Diplomate/Emeritus with the American Association of Pastoral Counselors. Rev. Hinkle served as a missionary for the United Methodist Church to the Philippines 1960-1964 establishing a church in Iligan City, Philippines.  He was a member of the faculty at Garrett-Evangelical from 1972-1999.  He served on the National Committee for Psychological Assessment for the UMC from 1980-2000. A viewing will be held on Saturday, September 6, 2014 at the Community United Methodist Church in Vincennes, IN from 9:00 AM-10:30 AM with the funeral and burial to follow.  In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Rev. John Hinkle's name (Advance #0079Z) to Global Ministries, P.O. Box 9068, New York, NY 10087-9068 to support current and future mission work around the world with a special focus on the Philippines.  You can donate online at the following web address on behalf of Rev. John Hinkle: http://www.umcmission.org/2014missionary.

John F. (Jeff) McConaughy, 85, AAPC Fellow/Retired of Atco, NJ, passed away Wednesday, July 30, 2014.  

The Reverend Dr. Dorothy Maddox Owens, 69, of Nashville, TN died September 14, 2013. She was an AAPC Fellow, and practiced as a certified clinical pastoral therapist and adjunct assistant professor in the School of Medicine at Vanderbilt University until she retired in 2005 due to health concerns from a rare form of Leukemia.

The Rev. Dr. Sandra Kruschwitz Hamilton, 64, of Glen Allen, went home on Saturday, May 31, 2014, following long illnesses. An Elder in Full connection of the United Methodist Church, Virginia Conference, Sandy served as a pastoral counselor and faculty member at the Virginia Institute of Pastoral Care (VIPCare).

The Rev. Warren H. Deane, Sr., 86, of Portsmouth, passed away Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at Webster at Rye after a lengthy illness.

Lewis C. Johnson, AAPC Fellow and longtime Pastoral Psychotherapist, Pastor and Parish Consultant, passed away March 7, 2014.  A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, March 22, 2014, at 3 pm at the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine in New York City.  

Rev. Dr. Robert Lee Heiliger passed away peacefully, surrounded by close family, Sunday, January 19, 2014. Age 65.



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