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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | July 28, 2011
The Rev. Theodora J. "Dora" McLean, a registered nurse who was a founder and associate pastor of Christian Unity Temple Christian Community Church, died July 22 at Sinai Hospital of complications from a stroke. The Halethorpe resident was 82. The daughter of a blacksmith and a homemaker, she was born Theodora J. Jackson, one of 10 children in the family, in Nelson County, Va., where she was raised and graduated in 1950 from Nelson County High School. She moved to Baltimore and in 1950 married Joseph Lee McLean Sr., who worked at Eastern Stainless Steel Co. Mrs. McLean and her husband were members of Gillis Memorial Christian Community Church of Baltimore and were founding members with an older sister, the late Rev. Maude H. Coleman, of Christian Unity Temple in 1966.
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By Loni Ingraham | September 10, 2013
During 25 years of delivering sermons, Woodbrook Baptist Church's Associate Pastor Greg Cochran always included a message to the youngest congregants of the church about his own childhood in Six Mile, S.C. that included adventures with his friend, Clifton. He never repeated one of the stories. In fact, there were so many stories that people began to wonder if Clifton even existed.  It turns out he does. Clifton Alexander drove all the way from South Carolina to the church at 25 Stevenson Lane in Towson to surprise Cochran on Sunday, Sept.
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By Donna R. Engle and Donna R. Engle,Sun Staff Writer | July 20, 1995
The Rev. Marie L. Davies has become the first associate pastor assigned to St. Paul's United Methodist Church in New Windsor in 96 years.She's a city woman. But she's learning.At Arlington United Methodist Church in Baltimore, where Ms. Davies has been a member for years, the pastors never had a liturgist who couldn't make it to Sunday services because his cows got loose. In New Windsor, they did.Ms. Davies joined the St. Paul's staff as a part-time associate pastor July 1. She will work two to three days a week there and will remain for at least a year.
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By Mary Gail Hare and Alison Knezevich, The Baltimore Sun | January 23, 2012
The Archdiocese of Baltimore has launched its own investigation into a Towson priest arrested this month on charges of indecent exposure at an adult store. Mark Stewart Bullock, 47, is scheduled for a March 6 court appearance in District Court in Harford County on misdemeanor charges that carry a maximum fine of $1,000 and three years in prison. Church officials have removed "all his faculties to function as a priest," said Sean Caine, archdiocese spokesman. "The archdiocese is doing its own investigation and will be speaking to anyone who might help us understand what is happening in his life," Caine said.
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September 8, 1991
A Mass of Christian burial for the Rev. Gregory Smith, who had served as associate pastor of two Baltimore-area churches before retiring in May because of bad health, will be offered at 11 a.m. tomorrow at the Roman Catholic Church of the Immaculate Conception, 200 Ware Ave., Towson.Father Smith, who was 68, died of an apparent heart attack Thursday at the Towson apartment to which he had moved 10 days ago.From 1973 until 1985, he was associate pastor at Immaculate Conception Church, where he participated in a pilot program of Associated Catholic Charities for separated and divorced people that was a forerunner of its present SWORD program.
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By Jacques Kelly and Jacques Kelly,SUN STAFF | April 9, 2000
The Rev. Robert Christopher Jones, associate pastor of St. Ursula's Roman Catholic Church in Parkville, died Thursday of cancer at Stella Maris Hospice. He was 47. A member of the Redemptorist order, he was also chaplain of Notre Dame Preparatory School in Towson. He led an outreach effort on behalf of orphaned Romanian children. Friends recalled Father Jones as an adventurous person -- a bearded, tall and rangy man who walked at a brisk pace. He was popular with students at both his Parkville church's parochial school and at Notre Dame, where he often cheered athletes by the track finish line.
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September 2, 2003
The Rev. Robert C. Wilder, associate pastor of a Northeast Baltimore church, died Friday of a blood clot at Franklin Square Hospital Center. The Rosedale resident was 77. He served at Calvary Tabernacle, 6008 Old Harford Road, where services will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow. He began his ministry there in 1987. Born in Clark's Summit, Pa., he served in the Navy during World War II and earned a degree from Nyack College in Nyack, N.Y. A member of the Christian and Missionary Alliance, he served Pennsylvania and New Jersey churches before moving to eastern Baltimore County in 1964.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,SUN STAFF | November 7, 2002
The Rev. Madeline F. Miller, a retired Baltimore public schools educator and associate pastor of Enon Baptist Church, died of lung cancer Friday at Union Memorial Hospital. The Northwest Baltimore resident was 71. Miss Miller was born in Richmond, Va., and moved with her family to Baltimore, where she graduated from Frederick Douglass High School in 1945. She returned to her education after raising a daughter, earning an associate's degree from what is now Baltimore City Community College in 1972.
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By Fred Rasmussen and Fred Rasmussen,SUN STAFF | December 20, 1997
The Rev. Joseph A. Cawley, Society of Jesus, former associate pastor at St. Ignatius Roman Catholic Church and president of Loyola High School, died Dec. 4 of cancer at the Province Infirmary at Loyola Center in Philadelphia. He was 86.Father Cawley, who taught at Loyola College in Baltimore during the 1940s, was later rector of the Jesuit Community and president of Loyola High School at Blakefield from 1960 to 1966.He was associate pastor of historic St. Ignatius Roman Catholic Church on North Calvert Street from 1989 to 1991, when he retired to the order's retirement community in Wernersville, Pa.The former chemistry teacher and Jesuit community administrator, who continued wearing the traditional black Jesuit cassock after it fell out of use, was a familiar figure in Baltimore where he was known for his Irish ways and witty sermons that reflected his long years in the classroom.
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By NATALIE HARVEY | July 11, 1995
St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church parishioners welcomed the Rev. Michael Murphy as associate pastor at services on July 2.Father Murphy comes to Columbia from St. Patrick's parish in Cumberland, where he has served since his ordination in the Archdiocese of Baltimore. Father Patrick Carrion, assistant pastor, will be assigned as pastor of another parish this fall.*Commuters who use the park-and-ride lot at Broken Land Parkway and Route 32 will be happy to know that the construction taking place will result in an additional 325 parking spaces.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | July 28, 2011
The Rev. Theodora J. "Dora" McLean, a registered nurse who was a founder and associate pastor of Christian Unity Temple Christian Community Church, died July 22 at Sinai Hospital of complications from a stroke. The Halethorpe resident was 82. The daughter of a blacksmith and a homemaker, she was born Theodora J. Jackson, one of 10 children in the family, in Nelson County, Va., where she was raised and graduated in 1950 from Nelson County High School. She moved to Baltimore and in 1950 married Joseph Lee McLean Sr., who worked at Eastern Stainless Steel Co. Mrs. McLean and her husband were members of Gillis Memorial Christian Community Church of Baltimore and were founding members with an older sister, the late Rev. Maude H. Coleman, of Christian Unity Temple in 1966.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun and Baltimore Sun reporter | July 27, 2011
The Rev. Edward Bernard Hemler, a former educator who had been pastor of St. Mark Roman Catholic Church in Fallston, died Sunday of internal bleeding at St. Joseph Medical Center. He was 74. Born in Baltimore and raised in Catonsville, Father Hemler was inspired to study for the priesthood by the priests he encountered at St. Mark's Church in Catonsville. He was a teenager when he entered St. Charles Minor Seminary in Catonsville in 1951 and pursued further religious studies at St. Mary's Seminary on Paca Street, and later at St. Mary's Seminary & University in Roland Park.
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By Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun | May 19, 2011
A retired Baltimore priest accused last year of sexually abusing a young female parishioner over 40 years ago will not face charges after a police investigation stalled and the unidentified woman decided to pursue the case, spokesman for the police and the Archdiocese of Baltimore said Thursday. Father John Lippold, who retired after a 52-year career in 2009, was accused of abusing the woman "a number of times" over a two-year period beginning in the late 1960s, according to Archdiocese spokesman Sean Caine.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | May 8, 2011
The Rev. Joseph Lafayette Giles, former senior pastor of University Baptist Church, died May 2 of cancer at the Broadmead retirement community in Cockeysville. He was 81. Dr. Giles, the son of a millworker and a homemaker, was born and raised in Spindale, N.C. After graduating from Rutherton High School in Spindale, he served from 1948 to 1952 as a staff sergeant in the Air Force. He earned a bachelor's degree in education in 1954 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and four years later, he graduated from Crozer Theological Seminary in Chester, Pa. In 1964, he earned a master's degree in theology from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, N.C., and a doctor of ministry degree in 1976, also from Southeastern.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun and Baltimore Sun reporter | May 2, 2011
The Rev. Eric Gustav Peacher, who had been associate pastor at Grace United Methodist Church for more than two decades, died April 23 of Alzheimer's disease at a Mays Chapel assisted-living facility in Timonium. He was 85 and had lived in Timonium. Mr. Peacher, whose mother was a German immigrant mother and whose father was an American who owned and operated Peacher's Bakery, was one of 11 children. He was born at home in a North Streeper Street rowhouse, where he was also raised.
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By Jacques Kelly and Jacques Kelly,Sun Reporter | May 28, 2008
The Rev. Kevin Walter Brooksbank, an associate pastor at a Loch Raven Village Roman Catholic parish, died of a viral infection and kidney failure Sunday at St. Joseph Medical Center. He was 35. Born in Baltimore and raised in Cockeysville, he attended Warren Elementary School and was a 1990 Dulaney High School graduate, where he played soccer and was active in dramatics. He earned a degree in computer science at Frostburg State University, where he also played soccer and was twice awarded the Gilbert Gray Memorial Award for "exceptional work ethic on the field, an outstanding attitude toward his teammates, and a determined overall desire to play to the best of his abilities and have fun while doing it."
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