Category: Eulogies


The Eulogy for Ruthann Stefel

The Eulogy for Ruthann Stefel (July 15, 1945 – September 19, 2020) 1Corinthians 13:1-13;  Luke 18:1-8 You know how we get all these cards at Christmastime in which the sender includes a letter summarizing the events of the past year in their family?  Maybe you’ve done this yourself.  I have. They’re nice to receive – […]


The Eulogy for Rachel Marie Weiss

The Eulogy for Rachel Marie Weiss (March 20, 1995 – September 8, 2020)  All childhoods have their hard times; Rachel’s did as well.  But for the most part, Rachel’s childhood was one that was soaked with love. She born to parents who loved her, with a four year old big sister named Heather who adored […]


The Eulogy for Ruth Faulend

Sometimes it is more the quality of a person’s presence, rather than the things they do that has the greatest impact.  This was the case with Ruth in the life of our church.   Her loving, gentle, faithful presence quietly impacted our church in subtle but deeply beautiful ways. For fifty years one of those things […]


The Eulogy for John Robert “Bob” Keller

The Eulogy for John Robert “Bob’ Keller (July 31, 1952 – December 21, 2019) Bob Keller was born on July 31, 1952 to Virginia and Larry Keller and grew up in the small, working class town of Turtle Creek (“Crick”), Pennsylvania, just twenty minutes outside of Pittsburg.  His older brother, Larry, Jr. preceded Bob in […]


The Eulogy for Cathy Robinson

The Eulogy for Cathy Robinson, delivered by Rev. Jeff Edwards outside on her daughter Tiffany’s lawn on August 3, 2019. People are holy mysteries, full of seeming contradictions.   This is true for all of us.  Our stories are holy, and need to be told, as best we can tell them.  Cathy Robinson was born into […]


The Eulogy for Richard Charles Turner

The Eulogy for Richard Charles Turner August 14, 1956 – December 16, 2018 Rich spent the majority of his youth living in Summit where he experienced a lot of happiness with his mom and dad and his brother David.  His father owned a popular book shop in town where often both Rich and David would work for […]


The Eulogy for John A. Cogan

The Eulogy for John A. Cogan (February 3rd, 1972 – September 13, 2018) To understand both John Cogan and his twin brother Justin, you need to know something of the stock from which they came. Their father Donald was the youngest of three children, preceded in birth by his brother Jack and sister, Patricia.  They […]


The Eulogy for Heather Bostwick

Heather Bostwick was born on July 1st, 1978 on the day her parents closed on the house Orston Road that would be Heather’s home base for the rest of her life.  She was preceded in birth by five year by her big sister Shannon – who, even though she would at times torment her little […]


The Eulogy for Robert M. Mortensen

The Eulogy for Robert M. Mortensen Robert was born on August 30th, 1932 Curacao (Cure a sal) in the Dutch West Indies, where his father Sigvardt Mortensen was working as a merchant marine.  Bob’s father was born in Denmark, and after retiring from the merchant marines would work on Project Hope, a hospital ship that […]


The Eulogy for Grace Custer Schlosshauer

The Eulogy for Grace Schlosshauer (April 28, 1928 – February 22, 2018) Grace was born on April 28th, 1928 in West Virginia where she spent the earliest years of her life.  She had a little sister Marie who was born four years after Grace with whom she would always be very close.  is evidence that […]