The Rev. Dr. Robert “Bob” Charles Kimball

The Rev. Dr. Robert “Bob” Charles Kimball died on May 29, 2017 at the age of 88.
He is survived by children Seth, Jeanette, Amy, and Paul; and six grandchildren. He was predeceased earlier this year by wife of 65 years, the love of his life Lorna Jean Thomas.
In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that contributions be made to the charity of one’s own choosing, though specific donations to Starr King School for the Ministry are also welcomed.
There will be no formal memorial service, but a barbeque is being planned whereat family and friends can gather in remembrance of Bob.
Notes of condolence can be sent to transitions@uua.org, where they will be gathered and sent to the family.
A more complete obituary will be forthcoming after biographical research has been completed.

The Rev. Dr. Charles Stedman Stephen, Jr.

The Rev. Dr. Charles Stedman Stephen, Jr. died on May 29, 2017 at the age of 85.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years Patricia; children Debra June, Susan Elizabeth (Michael Jensen), David Charles (Anne Henshaw), Carl Scott (Janet Kleine), and Bruce Jonathan; ten grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and brothers Sander and Mark.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Unitarian Church of Lincoln, 6300 A Street, Lincoln, NE 68510; to Nebraska’s Planned Parenthood of the Heartland; and to the American Civil Liberties Union of Nebraska.
A memorial service will take place at 4pm on Saturday, June 17, 2017 at the Unitarian Church of Lincoln (address above).
Notes of condolence can be sent to Pat Stephen at 7005 Shamrock Road Unit 109, Lincoln, NE 68506.
A more complete obituary will be forthcoming after biographical research has been completed.

The Rev. Marcia Welsh Schekel

The Rev. Marcia Welsh Schekel died on May 18, 2017 at the age of 70.
She is survived by husband Kurt, son Zachary (Tiffany), brother Mike (Cathy), and four grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First Unitarian Church, 1211 SW Main St, Portland, OR 97205; to the Matt Schekel Memorial Scholarship Fund at Seeds of Learning; and to the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation.
A memorial service took place at 1pm on Monday, May 29, 2017 at the First Unitarian Church of Portland.
Notes of condolence can be sent to Kurt Schekel at 12400 SE 15th St, Vancouver, WA 98683.
 A more complete obituary will be forthcoming after biographical research has been completed.

The Rev. Robert “Bob” S. Slater

The Rev. Robert “Bob” S. Slater died on April 28, 2017 at the age of 89.

He is survived by daughters Tracy Slater (Franco Daamache) and Kelly Slater (John Wilkinson), nephews Douglas Webster and James Slater, and nieces Linda Trickey and Mary Kearney. He was predeceased by wife of 65 years Robin H. Slater.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Unitarian Universalist Church of Greater Lynn, earmarked for the restoration of their courtyard garden: UUCGL, 101 Forest Avenue, Swampscott, MA 01907.

Notes of condolence can be sent to Tracy Slater at 151 Tremont St 25G, Boston, MA 02111.

A more complete obituary will be forthcoming after biographical research has been completed.

Geraldine Dixon Eddy

Geraldine Dixon Eddy died on April 22, 2017 at the age of 84 of a massive heart attack.
Gerry was partner to the Rev. Robert Eddy for 62 years, and is survived by daughter Lee Eddy of Seattle, WA; daughter Pam Eddy and son-in-law Shawn Reynolds of Bloomington, IN; son Miles Eddy of Bloomington, IN and grandchild McCarry Reynolds of Santa Cruz, CA.
A memorial service will be held on May 11, 2017, 2:00 PM at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Pensacola, 9888 Pensacola Blvd, Pensacola, FL 32534
Donations may be made in Gerry’s memory to the following organizations  American Civil Liberties Union, https://www.aclu.org/; Unitarian Universalist Church of Pensacola, FL, http://uupensacola.org/; Wesleylan College, Macon GA: http://www.wesleyancollege.edu/; Dieu De Temple, 9602 Nims Lane, Pensacola, Florida 32534. 850-477-8291; Doctors Without Borders www.doctorswithoutborders.com
Notes of condolence may be sent to Robert Eddy, 8076 Briaroak Rd, Pensacola, Florida 32514 .
A more complete obituary will be forthcoming after biographical research has been completed. If any readers would wish to contribute information or reminiscences, we would welcome them. Please send them to UURMaPA’s partner obituary editor Roger Rochester, uuroger@gmail.com.

Terry Throne

Terry Throne died on April 18, 2017 at the age of 75.

She is survived by her partner, the Rev. Bob Throne. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, April 25, at 2:00 PM at the Unitarian Universalist Church of the Restoration in Mt Airy, 6900 Stenton Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19150.

Notes of condolence can be sent to Robert Throne, 1916 Fleming Avenue, Willow Grove, PA 19090.

A more complete obituary will be forthcoming after biographical research has been completed.

The Rev. Robert “Bob” Reed

The Rev. Robert “Bob” Reed died on March 15, 2017 at the age of 88.

He is survived by his four sons Robert (Sherrille), Douglas (Lynn), Jeffrey (Nancy), David (Kathleen); seven grandchildren Patrick Simpson, Amy Reed, Trent Fried (Julie), Ian Reed, Dylan Reed, Nolan Reed, Anna Kate Reed; and two great grandchildren Shelby Fried and Lindsey Fried. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 66 years Jeanne W. Reed in July 2016.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Meadville Lombard Theological School, the Louisville OrchestraLafayette College, and Family and Children’s Place.

A memorial service will take place at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 13, 2017 at First Unitarian Church, 809 S 4th St, Louisville, KY 40203.

Notes of condolence can be sent to David Reed at DReed@qk4.com and at 1844 Gresham Road, Louisville, KY 40205.

A more complete obituary will be forthcoming after biographical research has been completed.

Karin Van Strien

Karin Van Strien died February 10, 2017 at RiverMead Lifecare Community in Peterborough, NH at the age of 92.  

Survivors include, Egmont Fortun, brother; nephews, Steffen and Martin and their families, all in Germany; a niece Vickie Chamberlain and family in Greensboro, NC; a nephew David Ammerman and family in Maine. Karin is predeceased by her husband the Rev. David D. Van Strien and her nephew John F. Ammerman.

A private burial with family will take place in the spring.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests that memorial contributions be made in Karin’s name to the Peterborough Unitarian Universalist Church, 25 Main Street, Peterborough, NH 03458 or the Monadnock Chorus, PO Box 218, Peterborough, NH 03458.

[A more complete obituary is pending.]

The Rev. Charles Wesley Grady

The Rev. Mr. Charles Wesley Grady, who died on January 19, 2017 at the age of 91.

He is survived by children Stephanie and Michael Grady and their spouses, sister Marjorie Walker, five grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by wife Claudine.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Minnesota OrchestraPlanned Parenthood, and the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

A celebration of life for family and friends will take place in Minnesota this April, and First Parish UU of Arlington, MA will hold a memorial service in August.

Notes of condolence can be sent to Stephanie Grady at charclaud@fastmail.fm or at 8714 2nd Ave S., Bloomington, MN 55420.

A more complete obituary will be forthcoming after biographical research has been completed.

Terry Sheridan

Terry Sheridan died on September 6, 2014 at the age of 79. He was partner to the late Reverend Laurel Sheridan, and is survived by his son Kevin Sheridan. A memorial service was held at the First Unitarian Church of Providence, RI, celebrated by the Reverend Mary Margaret Earl.

A more complete obituary will be forthcoming after biographical research has been completed.