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In Memoriam - Summer 2013

Robert F. Capon (BD 1949, STD 1966), an Episcopal priest, author, theologian and food writer best known for “The Supper of the Lamb,” a sui generis book about cooking and metaphysics that has remained in print almost continuously since it was first published in 1969, died on Sept. 5 in Greenport, N.Y. He was 87.  Read the New York Times obituary online.

The Rev. George Timberlake (Bexley 1950) died on August 27, 2013 in Gaithersburg, Maryland. An Episcopal Priest for 60 years, he most recently served as Interim Rector at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church in Temple Hills, Maryland. George entered Bexley Hall Seminary on the Kenyon College campus in 1947 and received his divinity degree and was ordained to the ministry in 1950. He lived in the Washington, DC area from 1979 until his death and most notably served as Chaplain of the U.S. Soldiers’ and Airmen’s Home in Washington, DC. He is survived by his daughter Margaret Leah Timberlake, a teacher in Washington; daughter Sarah Wolcott Timberlake, a prominent theatrical costumer in New York City, and James Harrison Timberlake, a prominent Philadelphia architect and partner of the firm KieranTimberlake.

The Rev. Dr. Wayne Carlson (Seabury ’71, ’99), rector of Church of the Holy Family in Park Forest, Ill. from 1994-2011, died on April 12, 2013.

The Rev. Dr. Richard Spielmann, faculty member at Bexley Hall from 1963-1992, died on March 26, 2013 in Tempe, Ariz. He was the Eleutheros Cooke Professor Emeritus of Ecclesiastical History and the author of History of Christian Worship and Bexley Hall: 150 Years.

The Rev. Wayne L. Johnson (Seabury ’45) died on January 2, 2013 at the age of 93 in Rock Island, Ill. Along with serving parishes in the dioceses of Springfield, Quincy and Chicago, he served as a trustee of Seabury Western (1965-1981) and was awarded an honorary doctorate in 1971.