The Rev. Kathryn “Kay” Alice Jorgensen

The Rev. Kathryn “Kay” Alice Jorgensen died on January 15, 2018 at the age of 86.

She is survived by her children Andrea Jorgensen, Joel Jorgensen, Erik Jorgensen (Melissa Shamblott), and Alejandra Brown; and her partner in ministry, co-founder of Faithful Fools Street Ministry, Carmen Barsody.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Faithful Fools Street Ministry, 234 Hyde St., San Francisco, CA 94102.

A memorial service is tentatively set to take place at 3:00 pm on March 11, 2018 at First UU Society of San Francisco, 1187 Franklin St, San Francisco, CA 94109.

Notes of condolence can be sent to Faithful Fools Street Ministry, 234 Hyde St., San Francisco, CA 94102.

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


The Rev. Berkley Leroy Moore

The Rev. Berkley Leroy Moore died on January 4, 2018 at the age of 85.

He is survived by his sons Erik P. and James B. Moore, and his former wives Kathryn VanBuskirk and Barbara Moore.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the UU Service Committee. Donations by mail can be sent to UUSC, PO Box 808, Newark, NJ 07101-0808.

A memorial service is being planned for the near future.

Notes of condolence can be sent to the Moore family at

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


The Rev. Elizabeth “Bets” Wienecke

The Rev. Elizabeth “Bets” Wienecke died on December 28, 2017 at the age of 81.

She is survived by spouse Peter Haslund; children Elizabeth Gourley, Bill Gourley, Rev. Melitta Haslund, and Christina Haslund; grandchildren Benjamin and Alexandra Haslund-Gourley, Amelie Stufflebeam, and Nicolaus Haslund-Fitzgerald; and sister Lynnie Wienecke.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Live Oak UU Congregation of Goleta, 820 North Fairview Avenue, Goleta, CA 93117.

A memorial service will take place at 2 pm on Saturday, February 24, 2018 at the Live Oak UU Congregation of Goleta (address above).

Notes of condolence can be sent to Peter Haslund at 3224 Serena Ave, Carpinteria, CA 93013.

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

Dr. Marshall Emanuel Deutsch

Marshall Deutsch

Marshall Deutsch

Dr. Marshall Emanuel Deutsch, 96, spouse of the Reverend Judith Deutsch, died on December 23, 2017. He was born in New York City, and was a graduate of DeWitt Clinton High School and the City College of New York. After serving in the Army Air Force during World War II, Marshall received a PhD in physiological studies from New York University in 1951.

Marshall had a varied career, but considered himself primarily an inventor of medical diagnostic tests, and held 60 patents, including two patents referred to in hundreds of subsequent patents by others, which introduced a simplified automatic system of assay that later was applied to home pregnancy tests.

An extremely witty person, Marshall was a solver of difficult puzzles including The Nation’s puns and anagrams puzzles and the New York Times diagramless ones. He was a folk dancer, a linguist, and a lover of Mozart operas. He had traveled to 25 countries (some while working for the US Agency for International Development and the UN Capital Development Fund.)

Marshall was editor of the Boston Mycological Society’s Bulletin for more than 12 years, and the author of many scientific and non-scientific articles and letters. He was especially proud of his letters in the Journal of the American Medical Association. He produced and presented more than 200 radio shows on nutrition and wrote on the topic for The Realist. He was a Life Member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

In 1955, he helped found a Unitarian Fellowship in Morristown NJ, which still flourishes. After living in New Jersey, New York, and Michigan, Judith and Marshall remained in Sudbury MA for 51 years. They recently moved to Corrales, NM.

Marshall believed in exercise and worked out on a stationary bicycle for an hour each day up to December 6th, the day before he suffered two strokes.

He is survived by Judith, his wife of 70 years, and their three adult children; Pamina Margret Deutsch and son-in-law Dr. Michael Baron of Corrales, NM; Dr. Ethan Amadeus Deutsch of Seattle WA; and Dr. Freeman Sarastro Deutsch and his daughter-in-law, Jessie Saacke of Cambridge, MA; and his granddaughter Melina baron Deutsch.

Memorial services will be 1:00 PM on April 21 at Unitarian Universalist Westside Congregation, Rio Rancho NM, and 3:00 PM on April 28 at First Parish Church, Sudbury MA.

Messages of condolence may be sent to the Rev. Judith Deutsch, P.O. Box 2848, Corrales, NM 87048.

The Rev. Dr. Peter Lee Scott

The Rev. Dr. Peter Lee Scott died on December 20, 2017 at the age of 84.

He is survived by his wife and colleague the Rev. Faith Grover Scott; children and stepchildren Michael (Kelly), Rebecca, Robert, Steven (Lori), Elizabeth, and Margaret (David); grandchildren and step grandchildren Shawn, Rhiannon, Courtney, Erin, Shaina, Lauren, Shannon, Raven, Astrid, and Augustus; and great-grandchildren Cody, Raene, Talon, and Caylynn.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Peter Lee Scott Memorial Fund at St. Paul’s Universalist Church, 565 Albany St, Little Falls, NY 13365.

A memorial service is being planned, to take place at Acacia Village in Utica, NY.

Notes of condolence can be sent to the Rev. Dr. Faith Scott at B-148, Acacia Village, 2160 Bleecker St, Utica, NY 13501; and at

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

The Rev. Sarah Barber-Braun

The Rev. Sarah Barber-Braun died on December 17, 2017 at the age of 92.

She is survived by children Julia Roth, Paula Braun, and Daniel Braun; grandchildren Tegan Spangrude, Carl Spangrude, David Braun, and Andrea Braun; and brother John McGrew (Wendy).

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Unity Church – Unitarian, 733 Portland Ave, St Paul, MN 55104.

A celebration of life was held on August 12 with Rev. Barber-Braun in attendance.

Notes of condolence can be sent to Julia Roth at 1963 Split Mountain, Canyon Lake, TX 78133.

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

Christine Mitchell

Christine Mitchell

Christine Mitchell

Christine G. Mitchell, 77, spouse of Reverend James B. (Brad) Mitchell, died on Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, at her home in Brunswick ME. She was born Feb. 5, 1940, the daughter of Paul P. and Elinor (Jackson) Johnson.

She graduated from Stoughton High School in 1957, then completed a two-year course in retailing from Modern School of Fashion and Design. She earned a B.A. degree from Northeastern University in 1964, then entered St. Lawrence Theological School, completing a master’s degree in religious education at Crane Theology School of Tufts University in 1966.

Christine and Brad were married Sept. 9, 1966.

She worked in retail at R. H. Stearns Department Store in Boston, and for the Department of Health, Education and Welfare in Washington, D.C. She was a librarian, first at Wessell Library of Tufts University, and later in Lisbon Falls, Maine, where she remained for 19 years. She also worked as a homemaker and ran her own child care business.

She was a lifelong member of Universalist churches, and most recently of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Brunswick. She sang in church choirs, taught religious education classes, and served on an Earth Care committee of the church. She also belonged to food cooperatives, a Brunswick book club, a memoir-writing group. She was a voracious reader.

A mother of two, she enjoyed parenting, being a grandparent, nature, gardening, and writing her memoirs.

Surviving her is her husband of 51 years, the Rev. James B. Mitchell, Minister Emeritus of the U. U. Church of Brunswick; a daughter, Rebecca Mitchell, and partner Luke Gottlieb, of Richmond, Calif.; a son, Ian Mitchell, of Brunswick; a grandson, Sebastian Mitchell, of Richmond, Calif.; three sisters, Priscilla Noyes, of Trenton, Maine; Virginia Miller, of Santa Fe, N.M.; and Linda Weaver, of Fort Collins, Colo.; two brothers, Paul P. Johnson, of Monmouth; and David M. Johnson, of Cape Cod, Mass.; and several nieces and nephews.

A Service of Remembrance will be held at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Brunswick at a later date.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at:

Memorial donations may be made to the church at 1 Middle St., Brunswick, ME 04011.

Carol Adams

Carol Adams

Carol Adams

Carol Adams, the widow of the Rev. Eugene H. Adams died on Monday, December 4, 2017 in Damariscotta, Maine. She was 89 years old, having been born Martha Caroline Brown on January 8, 1928, in Lakewood, OH, to Edna (Toudy) and Clarence Brown.

Carol graduated from Mount Holyoke College in 1950 with a BA in philosophy. During college she studied abroad at the Folk School in Denmark, and later took time to hitchhike through Europe before returning home.

While working as assistant to the Regional Director of the Foreign Policy Association in Cleveland, she met Rev. Eugene H. Adams. Gene shared her passion for social justice issues, and they wed in 1956. Over the years he served Unitarian Universalist congregations in Orange and Worcester, MA; Jamestown, NY; and finally Medford, MA. They raised two sons, Richard and John.

Even in the role of housewife, mother, and minister’s wife, Carol held a deep commitment to social justice and activism. Throughout her life she openly tackled important issues of the day, including civil rights and race relations, opposition to the Vietnam and Iraq Wars, women’s rights, access to birth control, abortion rights, nuclear arms control, Native American affairs, workers’ rights, elder issues, LGBTQ rights, and marriage equality. To make her voice heard she participated in numerous demonstrations and marches, not only in her own town, but in Washington D.C., New York, and Seabrook, NH.

In mid-life she returned to the workforce, first as an administrative assistant at the Unitarian Universalist Association in Boston, and later for Tufts University’s Experimental College program.

Her commitment to racial justice led her to become, at age 50, the first, full-time Affirmative Action Officer for the City of Medford, MA. For her work she was awarded the Martin Luther King citation by the Medford Branch of the NAACP, and received special commendation by Medford City Council. She then went on to become Affirmative Action Officer for the neighboring town of Arlington. Her affirmative action career continued at the State level, working for the Massachusetts Bureau of Public Information and Recruitment as an Employment Specialist responsible for minority employment, counseling, and training. She was promoted to Assistant Supervisor for the Massachusetts Office of Equal Employment Practices, supporting and increasing representation of women, minorities, and the disadvantaged in State employment.

She remained active following her retirement, working as secretary for the Community Church of Boston, tutoring adult ESL students, and volunteering as an “AIDS Buddy” for an AIDS service organization. In 1995 she was a fact-finding observer in Haiti, which remained a highlight for her.

Carol loved music, art, nature, and social activism, and filled her free time with all of these. She attended operas and concerts, explored the Middlesex Fells Reservation, canoed the Concord River, swam in Wrights Pond and the Atlantic ocean, and puttered in her garden. She had a special interest in Native American affairs and culture, researching local Native American history and seeking out local and national organizations devoted to Native American issues. She remained active in many social justice organizations including the League of Women Voters, NAACP, and ACLU, Medford Council of Churches, Mystic Valley Eldercare, Association of Affirmative Action Professionals, Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts, and the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination.

Shortly before her husband’s death in 2004 Carol showed early signs of dementia. Under the care of her son John, she entered assisted living, eventually moving to Maine, first to The Highlands and finally to Chase Point in Damariscotta where she lived for the last 10 years.

She is survived by her son, John and his partner Thomas Fontaine, of Nobleboro, ME; son, Richard and wife Shari of Prince Frederick, MD; grandchildren, Brian and Robyn; nephews, David and wife Trish Fleming, and Ric Brown and wife Cristina; and nieces, Lucia Cooper and Kathy Browne.

No memorial service is planned. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in her name to the following: American Civil Liberties Union, 125 Broad Street, 18th Floor, New York, NY 10004; Unitarian Universalist Service Committee, 689 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139; or the Friends of Middlesex Fells Endowment Fund, 235 West Foster Street, Melrose, MA 02176.

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