Lauren E. Brubaker Jr., September 22, 2010, Mitchellville, Maryland

Maurice C. Mitchell, December 28, 2010, Lumberton, North Carolina

Franklyn D. Josselyn, December 25, 2010, San Diego, California

William Grosvenor, November 13, 2010, Matthews, North Carolina
Edwin R. Weidler, October 15, 2011, Richmond, Virginia

George W. Forell, April 29, 2011, Iowa City, Iowa

Victor I. Alfsen, July 16, 2011, Lacey, Wisconsin
Herman Dam, March 25, 2011, Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Edwin Sih-Ung Kwoh, May 30, 2011, Los Angeles, California
Fred Vermeulen, October 24, 2011, Charlotte, North Carolina

W. Philip Bembower, September 20, 2011, Knoxville, Tennessee
Alan Gripe, September 28, 2011, Rochester, New York
Robert S. Vogt, July 16, 2011, Edmonds, Washington

Duane H. Collins, June 18, 2011, New Bern, North Carolina
Edward A. Cooperrider, October 3, 2002, Berwyn, Pennsylvania
J. Richard Hart, October 8, 2011, Geneva, New York
William Pierce Lytle, May 27, 2011, Los Gatos, California
E. Clark Robb, March 28, 2011, Newberg, Oregon

Edward C. Gartell Sr., July 10, 2011, Huntsville, Alabama
C. Benton Kline Jr., June 20, 2011, Stone Mountain, Georgia
Martin E. Lehmann, August 18, 2011, Sperry, Iowa
Klaas Lursen, July 29, 2011, Amstelveen, the Netherlands
Tetsuo Saito, January 7, 2011, San Jose, California

C. Wayland James, March 26, 2011, Carlisle, Pennsylvania

David H.W. Burr, July 10, 2011, Advance, North Carolina
Gordon G. Johnson, April 1, 2011, New Brighton, Minnesota
Kenneth M. Read, May 7, 2011, Ocean Park, Maine

Bruce Davis, July 13, 2011, Columbus, Ohio
Richard R. Gilbert, January 6, 2011, Asheville, North Carolina
Phillips B. Henderson, September 21, 2010, Wethersfield, Connecticut
John P. Lee, February 23, 2011, Duarte, California
A. Paul Noble, February 12, 2011, Saint George, Utah
Horace M. Patton, February 1, 2011, Beachwood, New Jersey
Fred A. Trimble Jr., November 11, 2010, Montoursville, Pennsylvania

Robert S. Barker, May 7, 2011, Hokkaido, Japan
Charles A. Darocy, January 21, 2011, Prudenville, Michigan
James E. Drummond Jr., November 23, 2010, Lincoln City, Oregon
William E. Slough, July 11, 2010, Rochester, New York

Louis K. Aday, October 30, 2010, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada
James M. Armstrong II, November 20, 2010, Tallahassee, Florida
David B. Davies, December 11, 2010, North Little Rock, Arkansas
Charles L. Donnell, October 20, 2011, Black Mountain, North Carolina
Robert E. Hoffman, November 17, 2009, Maryville, Tennessee
Stuart H. Merriam, February 5, 2011, Schenectady, New York
Delos E. Pypes Jr., February 7, 2011, Edwardsville, Kansas

Ernest E. Haddad, June 14, 2011, Ormond Beach, Florida
Calvin F. Schmid, September 16, 2011, San Diego, California
Donald R. Sime, December 9, 2010, Mars Hill, North Carolina
Charles E. Simons, November 14, 2010, Clarkdale, Arizona

Benjamin L. Armstrong Jr., December 12, 2010, Sellersville, Pennsylvania
Ernest J. Lewis, June 13, 2011, Arden, North Carolina
Gerald D. Lyman, August 11, 2011, Hemet, California
W. Scott McPheat, October 19, 2011, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Donovan O. Norquist, March 16, 2011, Primos, Pennsylvania

F. Ray Riddle Jr., March 2, 2011, Midland, Texas
William S. Sebring, November 10, 2010, Capitan, New Mexico
Ralph C. Stribe Jr., December 24, 2010, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Donald S. Bachtell, April 2, 2011, Collingswood, New Jersey
Charles T. Botkin, August 17, 2010, New Hyde Park, New York
William J. Doorly, January 9, 2011, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
Robert F. Good, May 27, 2011, Naples, Florida
Robert D. Simmons, December 23, 2010, Williamstown, West Virginia
William F. Skinner II, April 21, 2011, Williamsburg, Iowa
Robert C. Strom, May 9, 2011, Evanston, Illinois
Norman W. Taylor, February 1, 2011, Clifton, Texas

Donald F. Groth, April 12, 2011, Mission Viejo, California
Jamieson Matthias, November 8, 2010, Redlands, California
Robert F. Tebbe, February 20, 2010, Lakeland, Florida

Samuel R. Holder, June 16, 2010, Sarasota, Florida
Rodger M. Kunkel, June 29, 2011, Sarasota, Florida
Albert C. Saunders, June 9, 2011, Oceanside, California
Rea S. Weigel, November 8, 2011, Palm Coast, Florida
William B. Wilcox, July 6, 2011, Henderson Harbor, New York

Perry T. Fuller, July 7, 2011, Delray Beach, Florida
Duncan Steuart Watson, August 29, 2011, Kallista, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Robert Boehlke, November 11, 2011, Bloomington, Minnesota
Sidney L. Kelly Jr., January 18, 2011, Winston Salem, North Carolina
David H. von Koss, July 23, 2011, Jacksonville, Illinois
Earl N. Kragt, October 16, 2011, Spring Lake, Michigan
Garnett E. Phibbs, October 29, 2009, Charlotte, North Carolina
Eugene A. Roddy, February 15, 2011, Marlton, New Jersey

Brian G. Armstrong, May 26, 2011, Hiawassee, Georgia
Alan W. Whitelock, November 19, 2010, Port Isobel, Texas

Donald R. Mitchell, May 28, 2011, Charlotte, North Carolina
Harold G. Turner, October 9, 2011, Boones Mill, Virginia

Paul E. Grabill, August 11, 2011, State College, Pennsylvania

Stephen R. Brown, July 2, 2011, Greeley, Colorado
Andrew C. Byers, February 2, 2011, Zionsville, Pennsylvania
Lloyd Makool, December 18, 2010, Sun Prairie, Wisconsin

Dale I. Gregoriew, February 4, 2011, Fairview, Texas
Gerald L. Stone, April 14, 2011, Reno, Nevada

Dawn Woodward Gotoh-Stevens, August 25, 2011, Ignace, Ontario, Canada
David E. Thomas, March 10, 2011, Pawleys Island, South Carolina
Hermogenes S. Ugang, May 24, 2011, Jakarta, Indonesia

Charlotte H. Beck, October 7, 2011, Ojo Caliente, New Mexico
Howard J. Happ, March 27, 2011, Rancho Palos Verdes, California

Carol M. Ames, April 3, 2011, Northampton, Massachusetts

Al F. Thomas Jr., January 3, 2011, Statesville, North Carolina

William L. Blye, August 9, 2011, Kinston, North Carolina
David S. Morrow, May 9, 2011, Holland, Michigan
Manuel F. Salabarria, December 12, 2009, Miami, Florida

Brian J. Egan, January 25, 2011, Birmingham, Alabama
Wade D. Epps, July 17, 2011, Burlington, New Jersey
Arvid H. Oleson, August 7, 2011, East Moline, Illinois

Gwyned Williams, April 12, 2011, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

H. Wilson Scott, February 25, 2011, Lehighton, Pennsylvania

James W. Adam, October 17, 2011, Reading, Pennsylvania

James W. Myles III, April 29, 2010, Wayne, Pennsylvania
David M. Thorp, January 9, 2011, Medfield, Massachusetts

Dennis E. Norris, November 5, 2010, Cleveland Heights, Ohio
Mary C. Ribaudo, April 14, 2005, Branchburg, New Jersey
Elaine L. Wilson, August 16, 2011, Marmora, New Jersey

Mark W. Bailey, May 8, 2011, Westtown, Pennsylvania
John C. Berstecher, April 7, 2011, Bethel Township, Pennsylvania
Ronald P. Conner, January 30, 2011, Washington, District of Columbia

Robert D. Curtis, November 27, 2010, Ottawa, Kansas
Frederick F. Powers Jr., July 16, 2011, Scituate, Massachusetts

Edward J. Dougherty, April 14, 2011, Lawrenceville, New Jersey

John W.L. Hoad, May 27, 2011, Charleston, South Carolina
Richard I. Schachet, October 2, 2006, South Lake Tahoe, California
Samuel L. Varner, September 22, 2009, Virginia Beach, Virginia
Russell C. Wentling, July 20, 2011, South Yarmouth, Massachusetts

Max G. Culler, July 20, 2010, Norfolk, Virginia

William H. Paul, March 5, 2011, Whiting, New Jersey

Daniel R. Kincaid, November 7, 2011, Evansville, Indiana
Bettyann Mirota, October 4, 2010, Merritt Island, Florida

Willie Mae Nanton, January 19, 2011, Bordentown, New Jersey

John R. Bucka, November 18, 2010, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Young-Lim Han, April 21, 2011, Seoul, Korea

Laura June Nelson, October 31, 2011, Des Moines, Iowa

Thomas W. Gillespie

Dr. Thomas W. Gillespie, president emeritus of Princeton Theological Seminary, died at Princeton Medical Center on November 5, 2011. He was 83 years old.

Gillespie was appointed as the fifth president of the Seminary, the first theological seminary established by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church and the largest Presbyterian seminary in the country, in 1983 and served as president and professor of New Testament until his retirement in 2004.

During his presidency, Gillespie strengthened the Seminary faculty with the addition of three African American professors, eleven women professors, and the first professor of science and theology, Dr. Wentzel van Huyssteen, from South Africa. Gillespie’s tenure saw the establishment of the Kyung-Chik Han Chair in Systematic Theology, held by Professor Sang Lee and the first chair at an American seminary to honor an Asian church leader.

During Gillespie’s presidency, Princeton Seminary constructed several new buildings, including Luce Library, Scheide and Templeton Halls, the Witherspoon Apartments, and a new parking garage. Erdman Hall was completely redesigned and renovated as the Seminary’s state-of-the-art continuing education center (now the home of the School of Christian Vocation and Mission), and Miller Chapel underwent a major restoration, including the installation of the Joe. R. Engle Organ.in_mem_Gillespie.jpg

Under Gillespie’s leadership, the Seminary established the Institute for Youth Ministry, one of the foremost educational programs in support of the theology and practice of youth ministry in the country.

Gillespie also led in the development of a significant partnership with Pew Charitable Trust and Lilly Endowment Inc. to provide an office for the Hispanic Theological Initiative, a national initiative to support and train Ph.D.-level Hispanic/Latina(o) scholars and teachers.

Gillespie was the author of The First Theologians: A Study in Early Christian Prophecy, published by William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company in 1994.

But it was as a pastor that Thomas Gillespie was most known and valued by the Seminary community and alumni/ae. He regularly preached in chapel during his presidency, and often provided pastoral care to students, faculty members, and staff. He once said that “there is no work in the world that is more interesting, more challenging, and more gratifying than the work of pastoral ministry. Among the honors that have come to me, I can think of none greater than when a member of my congregation has introduced me to a friend by saying, ‘I would like you to meet my pastor.’”

Gillespie understood the Seminary as being in service to the church, and served on many denominational committees and bodies of the Presbyterian Church (USA), and of San Francisco and New Brunswick Presbyteries. After his retirement, he served as a member of the General Assembly Council, the PCUSA’s national governing council.

Gillespie graduated from Pepperdine University in 1951 and from Princeton Theological Seminary in 1954. Prior to assuming his position as president of Princeton Theological Seminary, he began a new church in Garden Grove, California, and served as its pastor from 1954 to 1966. In 1966 he was called to be pastor and head of staff of the First Presbyterian Church in Burlingame, California, and served there until 1983. He earned a Ph.D. from Claremont Graduate School in 1971.

Dr. Gillespie is survived by his wife of 58 years, Barbara; his son William Gillespie of London, England, and daughter-in-law Angela Im; his daughter Robyn Glassman of Denver, Colorado, and son-in-law Kenneth Glassman; and his daughter Dayle Gillespie Rounds of Princeton, New Jersey, and son-in-law Stephen Rounds; and his grandchildren William, Trevor, and Hilary Glassman, Isla Gillespie, and Emilia and Alexandra Rounds.

Memorial gifts in honor of President Gillespie may be made to the Thomas W. Gillespie Scholarship Endowment Fund and sent to the Office of Seminary Relations, Princeton Theological Seminary, 64 Mercer Street, Princeton, NJ 08540. Online donations can be made by going to Give to PTS in the navigation bar on the home page (www.ptsem.edu), and clicking “give online” in the drop-down menu. On the donation page under the “other” category, enter “Gillespie Scholarship” and the amount of your gift.