AAPC members and the association office extend deepest
sympathy to the family and friends of the following AAPC
Dr. Thelma Dixon-Murphy died on Jan. 26, 2015.
Obituary information may be found at
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
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
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,
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
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.