David Remington, 66, pastor

October 02, 2005

The Rev. David S. Remington, retired pastor of St. John's Episcopal Church in Kingsville, died Wednesday of pancreatic cancer at his home in Perry Hall. He was 66.

Father Remington was born and raised in Baltimore. He graduated in 1957 from Baltimore City College and in 1960 from Washington College in Chestertown.

After receiving a master's degree in theology from the University of the South in Tennessee, he was a deacon at Holy Evangelist Church in Canton and the Church of the Resurrection in Highlandtown.

He was ordained a priest in 1964 and five years later moved to St. John's Episcopal Church, where he served for 34 years before retiring two years ago.

He preached against racism and discrimination against gays, and made the church more accessible by having a wheelchair ramp built, said his daughter, Rebekah Remington of Catonsville.

"He was very faithful, and I felt his faith made him more compassionate," she said. "He was interested in a more inclusive world."

In 1964, he married Bernadine C. George, a registered nurse and amateur musician who survives him. The couple lived for many years in the church rectory before moving to a home in Perry Hall when he retired.

The couple liked to travel, visiting the Alaskan wilderness, Ireland, Iceland, Labrador and much of the rest of the United States.

They enjoyed weekly movies at the Charles Theater and plays at Center Stage.

Father Remington was an amateur radio operator and loved Irish music and Native American powwows.

His funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Cathedral of the Incarnation, 4 E. University Parkway in Baltimore.

Besides his wife and daughter, he is survived by another daughter, Elizabeth Remington of Perry Hall; a son, David Andrew Remington of Whitmore Lake, Mich.; a sister, Mary P. Remington of Cockeysville, and seven grandchildren.

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