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Diocesan Memorial Wall

A holy place in virtual space for mourning and memory.

This is a place to gather, grieve, reflect and honor the lives of those who have died during the time of the Pandemic, whether or not it was due to the virus. Because we have been isolated, and unable to be with each other to provide comfort, care and support during this time, we offer this site as an ongoing memorial, gathering the names of the dead so that they are not forgotten. Here, we who mourn can cast our tears into God’s almighty and loving hands, whose own tears join ours, bringing us consolation, peace and hope.

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"Lament & Hope" by Colleen Hintz, 2020

Lament & Hope by Colleen Hintz, used with permission
This image is that of Father/Mother God looking at their own hands – hands that hold those who are dying, and those who are caring, and those who are working to keep us all fed, and those in detention, and so many more. The tears fall from his/her eyes and become part of the waters of life and the waters of death that surround us all right now. Within the waters, is light – the hope of what can be on the other side of this pandemic. As you look at the image, I invite you to see what you see through the lens of your own experiences, both before and within this pandemic. I hear strands of the hymn On Eagles Wings; "And hold you in the palm of God's hands," as Mother/Father God holds the tears that are falling from God's own eyes – and ours – in the palm of her/his hands. I see the hands held in light – the light that surrounds the God image and cascades throughout the entire piece reminding us we are held in the light and love of God supported by the hands of those keeping us all safe – the doctors and nurses, custodians and clerks, pharmacists and respiratory therapists, grocery store workers and truck drivers, migrant farm workers and dairy producers, nursing home staffs and clergy and so many more all holding us in their light and love despite their own tears.

In Memoriam

Names from the Diocesan Memorial Service and the "Death in our diocesan family" notices are automatically included.

Ada Acosta • Peter Altamura • Sharon Anderson • Irene Ansmann • Alayne Anthony • Ahmaud Arbury • Thomas Azzolini • Olga Azzolini • Louis J. Barthelemy • Rev. Gioacchino Basile • Chris Beaty • Elsie Beckoff • Adel Bekhit • Frank Bernardo • Christopher Berry • Jeanette Besen • Edith Biondi • Jeffrey Orrin Blackwell • Charles Lindburgh Blackwell, Jr. • John Anthony Bocchichio • The Rev. Gladys Brinson • Millicent Brown • Calvert Buchanan • Chad Capule • Chef Floyd Cardoz • Gerald Carlson • Connie Castagna • Hector Castillo • Victor Cazares, Jr. • The Rev'd Ingrid Chance • Vito Ciccarrelli • Lt. Michael Clegg • Ruth Cohen • Candace Coleman • Joan Cousineau • Robert Darragh • Vincent John DeFilippo • Leroy Dennis • Shirley D'Stefan • Don D'Stefan • David Dorn • Ray D'Uva • Elizabeth Edwards • Holly Edwards • Ridge Edwards • Kevin Egan • Jonathan Elliott • Doris Ellis • Hank Esnes • John F. • Marge Farrell • Lunie Felix • Henry Figlewski • Virginia Flintall • George Floyd • Charlie D. Foster • Linnea "Lyn" Foster • Tom Fox • Keith Fragale • Iris Francis • Martin Francois • Diane Franzese • Marie Rebecca Freeman • Sandra M. Fulda • William Gardner • Alice Gibson • Gilda Glazer • Jorge Gomez • Ofilia Gonzalez • Walter Gorzegno • Jose Gutierrez • Gregory Graham • Marie Harkness • Anthony Harper • Javar Harrell • Anthony Denys Harris • Patricia A. Harris • Mary Frances Haynes • Corvan Heffelfinger • The Rev. Raynor Hesse • Allen Hinman • Cameron Holder • Nancy Holmes • Carlos • Toni Holmes • Calvin Horton, Jr. • Julie Howard • Ellen Infante • Merrette Isador • Barbara Johantgen • Frances Jones • Veronica Jurasik • Larry Kaine • Joanne Karcher Furtrel • Baby Kinsley Kelly • Italia Kelly • Christopher Kennett • Elizabeth Goldsmith Kessler • Mary Elizabeth King • Sidney King • William Kruger • Don Kuhn • Chris Kuykendall • Cheri LaPelosa • James Layendecker • Tom Leonard • Roberto Lumbao • John E. Macalla • James Manley • Priscilla Marra • Keigo Mastumura • Robert McAdams • Chef David McAtee • Virginia McCarthy • Christopher McKenzie • Elizabeth "Bette" Mell • John Middleton • Douglas Cristobal Miller • Stephen H. Miller • Rev. Dr. Ruth Mohring • Bob Morris • Suzanne Henry Muller • Dorian Murrell • Shilpa Nair • Daniel Nelson • Karey Nick • The Rev. Richard N. Ottaway • Jake Pass • Micca Patterson • Barry Perkins, III • Anastascio Victorino Petrona • Andrew Pinder • Charles Powers • Lee Presby • Anna Prunkl • Marjorie S. Reinhard • Lily Repasch • Grace Repp • Millie Rios • Albert Rivera • Sgt. Charles E. "Rob" Roberts • John Roff • Audrey Elizabeth Roller • Alfred Rundio • Inez Saley • Kunjamma Samuel • Margaret Schafetz • Bobby Scott • James Scurlock • Allan F. Seebach, Jr. • Agatha Selner • Rocco Sgarlato, Jr. • Lois Sherrer • Karl M. Shields • Dennis R. Sigler • Joseph Simon • Andrew Edmund Slaby • Kelly Smith • Susan Stiles • Richard C. Stone, Jr • Leo Toledo, Sr. • Breanna Taylor • Luca Torterelli • Marquis Tousant • Gail Tyson • Patrick Underwood • John Vaughan • Carol Rae Ventura • Candace Wagoner • Gary Walker • Diane Ward • Holli Wasser • Samuel D. Watson • Joan White • Robert Zeek • Barbara Zernike • Carmello • Chuck • Darnell • David • Janet's Dad • Jim • Marie • Rich • Thomas • John Middleton • Anthony Denys Harris • Marialice "Mimi" Cruse • William Porcher DuBose, Jr. • The Rev. Clarence William Sickles • Maria Francisca Chicas • Rosa Gargiulo • Michele "Mike" Gargiulo • The Rev. James E. Gardner • Roberta T. Dawson • Miriam L. "Mimi" Mason • Herbert D. Thomas • Glenys L. Wynne • The Rev. Dr. Charles Wesley Shike • Momoyo "Momo" Yamada • Dennis Leach • Sue Andiola • Joyce Rickens • Troy Williams • David Eddleman • John Bullough • Margaret “Peg” Slaven • Edith Holiday • Beverly Rhinehart • David W. Christensen • Patricia Bothwell • Kathleen Cinotti • Steven • Susan • Mary • Robert F. Solon • The Rev. Caroline Heath Pearce • Frances (Fran) Mary Hager • Anne Cooke Wilson-Johnson • Norman Elner Edman • Jean Sickles • The Venerable Trevor E. G. Thomas • J. Hugh "Hook" Bailey • The Rev. Robert Keith "Tim" Dixon • Paul C. Louis • Fr. Rogelio Panton • Cecelia Amy Coleman "Cissy" McGrath • Norma Jean Clark • Elisa Cestaro Roman • The Rev. Gerard Alexander Pisani, Jr. • The Rev. Rogelio Panton • The Rev. Thomas Otey Feamster, Jr. • Sister Jane Mankaa • The Rev. Canon Jonathan Sung Ho Won • The Rev. Kenneth Alexis Polglase • Teddy Schmidt • Charles Astill Ludlow Mordecai • Gail Annette Smith • Paul Christian Louis • Penelope 'Penny" M. Roberts • Peggy Mellors • The Rev. Robert L. "Bob" Shearer • Jimmy Hasenkamp • Sara Ruth Dorn • Ronnie Pouch • The Rev. Lorraine M. Dughi • The Rev. Canon James D. Von Dreele • Wanda Hollenbeck • The Rev. Deacon Johanna Young • The Rt. Rev. John Shelby Spong • Alton Avaloy • Thomas F. Marrie, Sr.