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The Reverend Nancy K. Shier

May 31, 1938 - February 23, 2021 The Rev. Nancy Katherine Shier, assistant priest at Church of Our Saviour, San Gabriel, and Immanuel Church, El Monte, died suddenly on Feb. 23. She was 84. Survivors include her son William and daughter Katherine and five...

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The Reverend H. Douglas Judson

May 29, 1935 - February 22, 2021 The Rev. Horace Douglas Judson, priest of the Diocese of Los Angeles and member of the family that owns one of the United States' most renowned stained glass studios, died Feb. 22 of congestive heart failure. He was 85, and had been...

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Evelina F. Fradejas

April 18, 1940 - Feb. 18, 2021 Evelina Fradejas, a member of St. Thomas' Church, Hacienda Heights and an active member of Episcopal Asiamerica Ministries (EAM) at a diocesan, national and international level, died Feb. 18 at her home with her family at her side....

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George Regas, prophetic priest and faithful pastor, dies at 90

The Rev. Canon Dr. George F. Regas – whose bold leadership advanced civil rights, women’s ordination, LGBTQ marriage equality, and reversing the arms race – died Jan. 3 in Pasadena, Calif., where he was rector of All Saints Episcopal Church from 1967 to 1995. He was...

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The Reverend Vincent Shamo

October 1, 1954 - December 3, 2020 The Rev. Vincent Shamo, rector of St. Mary's in Palms Church, Los Angeles, since 2005, died Dec. 3 after a long struggle with stomach cancer. He was 66. Survivors include his wife, Florence K. Shamo; their children, Patience Barnie,...

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James Alvin Sanders

November 28, 1927 - October 1, 2020 James Alvin Sanders died on Oct. 1, 2020 at his home in Claremont, California, following a period of declining health, attended by his son, Robin, and daughter-in-law, Dawn Sanders. His wife, Dora Geil Cargille Sanders, predeceased...

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The Reverend John Kpoto

December 23, 1935 - September 29, 2020 The Rev. John Tufa Kpoto, a priest of the Diocese of Los Angeles, died Tuesday, Sept. 29 at Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara from complications of pneumonia. He was born in Bolahun, Liberia, in December, 1935. He was never...

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The Reverend A. LeRoy Young

June 29, 1930 - August 20, 2020 The Rev. A. LeRoy “Roy” Young, rector-emeritus of St. Luke’s Church in Long Beach, died Aug. 20 after contracting West Nile Virus, said his daughter, Jill Young, who noted that her father had previously “lived a full and vigorous 90...

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Bishop William Thompson

1946 - 2020 The Rt. Rev. William A. Thompson, who from 2009 to 2014 was bishop of the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA) Diocese of Western Anglicans after more than 30 years as rector of All Saints’ Episcopal Church in Long Beach, died June 21.  He was 73 and in...

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Mary Alice Robertson Jennings

March 13, 1933 - June 10, 2020 Mary Alice (Mar) Jennings, an honorary canon in the Diocese of Los Angeles and longtime lay leader at St. Matthew’s Church in Pacific Palisades, died June 10 in Santa Barbara surrounded by loved ones. She was 87 and had been in declining...

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