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Death in our diocesan family: The Rev. Gary R. Blumer

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With sadness we share the news of the death of the Rev. Gary R. Blumer, 86, on September 24, 2021. He had served as Clergy-in-Charge at the former Holy Communion, Paterson from 2008 to 2017.

His full obituary can be read here.

Services will be held on Wednesday, September 29 at St. Joseph's Episcopal Church, 1440 Verona Ave., Pen Argyl, PA, with visitation beginning at 10 AM followed by a Requiem Mass at 10:30 AM. Burial will follow in St. Joseph's Cemetery.

Good and gracious God, the light of the faithful and shepherd of souls, you sent your servant Gary to be a priest in your Church to feed your sheep with your word and to guide them by his example; give us the grace to keep the faith he taught and to follow in his footsteps. We entrust him into your unfailing mystery of Love and Hope through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.