Category Archives: obituaries and eulogies

Ruth Wahtera

    The following are comments of mine upon learning of the death of my longtime friend Ruth Wahtera, a native of Peabody, Massachusetts, who passed away on March 20, 2016: In my opinion, Ruth was a very strong woman. … Continue reading

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George C. Smith, Sr., obituary

  George C. Smith, Sr. (1892-1948) was my grandfather T. Gordon Smith’s brother and my father, Alan W. Smith’s, uncle. He was the son of Thomas Smith, Jr. and Jennie (Wright) Smith. His full name was George Caldwell (or Colwell) … Continue reading

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tribute to Ralph Colp, Jr., MD

    In October 2008, I wrote a memorial tribute to Dr. Ralph Colp, Jr., with whom I had a longtime doctor-patient relationship. Dr. Colp’s oldest daughter arranged to have the tribute distributed at his memorial service at the New … Continue reading

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Philip J. Pierce, tribute to Rev. John M. Coffee, Jr.

  Delivered at memorial service for Rev. Coffee at the First Church, Unitarian Universalist, Boston, MA on June 18, 2012 . Philip J. Pierce, tribute to Rev. John Coffee              

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T. Gordon Smith (1885-1967), memorial service

  A memorial service for my grandfather T. Gordon Smith (1885-1967) was held at the First Parish Unitarian Universalist in Arlington, Massachusetts on November 22, 1967.   transcript of T. Gordon Smith memorial service

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“Remembering Rev. John M. Coffee Jr.”

Remembering Rev. John M. Coffee Jr.

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Rev. John H. Nichols, memorial tribute to Elinor Handy Smith

Rev. John H. Nichols, memorial tribute to Elinor Handy Smith, March 15, 1973

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