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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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Canon William Boyd Rodiger

August 8, 1924 – May 22, 2020 Canon William B. Rodiger, who for more than 30 years served the Diocese of Los Angeles as a vice-chancellor and as a four-time deputy to General Convention, died May 22 after recent months of illness. He was 95 and resided in Santa Ana....

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The Rev. Canon Robin Underhill

May 10, 1931 - April 28, 2020 The Rev. Canon Robin Underhill, priest of the Diocese of Los Angeles and former port chaplain of the Seamen’s Church Institute of Los Angeles (now closed) died April 28 in Scotland after a long illness. He was 88. Survivors include his...

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The Rev. Richard Norman Avery

January 24, 1934 - April 19, 2020 The Rev. Richard Avery, retired assistant priest at Church of the Blessed Sacrament, Placentia, died in Corsicana, Texas, on April 19. He was 86. A funeral service was held on April 23 at St. John's Episcopal Church, Corsicana....

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The Rev. Christopher Scott Rubel

February 10, 1933 - March 7, 2020 The Rev. Christopher Scott Rubel, priest of the Diocese of Los Angeles and psychologist, died March 7. He was 87. Rubel served several congregations in the diocese, but was most closely associated with Grace Church, Glendora, where...

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