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First Unitarian Universalist Church of Essex County

In Memoriam

Nina Barszcz, August 18, 1960 - July 1, 2016. Obituary

Tryggvi Björnson, 1904-1982, Peace-Maker, Music-Maker, in whose memory this church was publicly declared a Peace Site January 19, 1986.

Connie Blodgett, 1922- February 13, 2004. Obituary (Ellsworth American, Feb. 19, 2004)

Malcolm H. Blodgett, Sept. 8, 1921 - June 27, 2004. Obituary (Ellsworth American, Aug.12,2004)

Wilson S. Elmore, 1912 - 1986 -- "--that best portion of a good man's life, His little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and of love" -Wm. Wordsworth. WE REMEMBER

Patricia Fillingham (May 4, 1924 to December 3, 2007) -- Stone Soup Poetry, 11/22/2009.

Peter J. Fillingham, Rensselaer Polytechnic Inst. 1953; researcher, Lucent Technologies, consultant for Singer Corp., active in N.J. Computer Society, and WWII Navy veteran; died fall 2002.

Luke Garner, 1899-1979, Minister, Universalist Church of the Redeemer, Newark, 1928-1937. (See The Lost Shepard by Barnaby Feder.)

Mary Booth Hildebrandt (March 1, 1918 to May 22, 2015) -- Obituary (in Times-Record) -- Joined our church March 24,1940 as Mary Ware Booth. For photo, see our June 2015 Newsletter at page 3.

Lucinda Long, 1946-2018, Obituary (Star-Ledger, Dec.2, 2018)

William Alfonso McCoy, Jr., died May 14, 2014, age 73. Obituary

Harold E. Mills, 1922-2018. Obituary

Lorraine Mills, died April 12, 2014, age 91. Obituary (from Star Ledger).

Laura Rogers, 1935-2016. Obituary

Jean Sandow, 1942-2018. Obituary (PDF)

Maggie Thompson, died Feb. 18, 2012, age 92. Obituary (from Star Ledger).

Jessie R. Turk, 1920-2009, obituaries at Holle Funeral Home and The Signal (The College of New Jersey).


tapestry, design by Vivian Steinberg In Memory of Edith Berkowitz, 1934 - 1975. Given by her husband Bernard and the people of this church. A Vivian Steinberg design, the tapestry was begun in 1976, dedicated on May 1, 1977, and, under the guidance of Aileen Hetherington, was the work of many hands.

Tablet reading: Edward Aborn: Lover of the dawn, loving the light in 
young faces, trusting the promise of light in young souls.


Tablet reading: In Memoriam, Van Ness DeLameter aged 53 years, 
and Van Ness DeLameter Jr. aged 23 years, lost in hurricane Aug.29,1931 - all in the confidence and 
prime of manhood, all in the glory of youth's aspiration--one wild and awful moment and then--God.


Tablet reading: This Parish House is a Memorial to Nathan Louis Handy
 a Founder of this Church 1841-1904


Tablet reading: Friedrike Merck, 1866-1945, erected by her friends, 
in loving memory of her life-long devotion to the principles of our liberal faith