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First Unitarian Universalist Church of Essex County

In Memoriam

Nina Barszcz, August 18, 1960 - July 1, 2016. Obituary

Tryggvi Björnson, 1904-1982, Peace-Maker, Music-Maker, in whose memory this church was publicly declared a Peace Site January 19, 1986.

Connie Blodgett, 1922- February 13, 2004. Obituary (Ellsworth American, Feb. 19, 2004)

Malcolm H. Blodgett, Sept. 8, 1921 - June 27, 2004. Obituary (Ellsworth American, Aug.12,2004)

Wilson S. Elmore, 1912 - 1986 -- "--that best portion of a good man's life, His little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and of love" -Wm. Wordsworth. WE REMEMBER

Patricia Fillingham (May 4, 1924 to December 3, 2007) -- Stone Soup Poetry, 11/22/2009.

Peter J. Fillingham, Rensselaer Polytechnic Inst. 1953; researcher, Lucent Technologies, consultant for Singer Corp., active in N.J. Computer Society, and WWII Navy veteran; died fall 2002.

Luke Garner, 1899-1979, Minister, Universalist Church of the Redeemer, Newark, 1928-1937. (See The Lost Shepard by Barnaby Feder.)

Mary Booth Hildebrandt (March 1, 1918 to May 22, 2015) -- Obituary (in Times-Record) -- Joined our church March 24,1940 as Mary Ware Booth. For photo, see our June 2015 Newsletter at page 3.

William Alfonso McCoy, Jr., died May 14, 2014, age 73. Obituary

Lorraine Mills, died April 12, 2014, age 91. Obituary (from Star Ledger).

Laura Rogers, 1935-2016. Obituary

Maggie Thompson, died Feb. 18, 2012, age 92. Obituary (from Star Ledger).

Jessie R. Turk, 1920-2009, obituaries at Holle Funeral Home and The Signal (The College of New Jersey).


tapestry, design by Vivian Steinberg In Memory of Edith Berkowitz, 1934 - 1975. Given by her husband Bernard and the people of this church. A Vivian Steinberg design, the tapestry was begun in 1976, dedicated on May 1, 1977, and, under the guidance of Aileen Hetherington, was the work of many hands.

Tablet reading: Edward Aborn: Lover of the dawn, loving the light in 
young faces, trusting the promise of light in young souls.


Tablet reading: In Memoriam, Van Ness DeLameter aged 53 years, 
and Van Ness DeLameter Jr. aged 23 years, lost in hurricane Aug.29,1931 - all in the confidence and 
prime of manhood, all in the glory of youth's aspiration--one wild and awful moment and then--God.


Tablet reading: This Parish House is a Memorial to Nathan Louis Handy
 a Founder of this Church 1841-1904


Tablet reading: Friedrike Merck, 1866-1945, erected by her friends, 
in loving memory of her life-long devotion to the principles of our liberal faith