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With the Lord

As reported in the Jul/Aug 2020 issue.

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Richard A. Leever

January 13, 1932–April 28, 2019

Richard was born in Detroit, Mich. His mother led him to Christ, and he attended Fort Wayne (Ind.) Bible College at the age of 16. Graduating with a degree in missions/Bible, Richard married Ruth Baker, who died shortly after graduation. He worked briefly in life insurance and met Ida Snoke during that time. They married in 1958 and went to Haiti as missionaries; Richard was awarded a knighthood for their work among the poor.

Richard became known for fixing broken churches, including congregations in Reseda, Calif. (1962); Los Alamos, N.M. (1968); and Hawthorne, Calif. (1973), where he emptied his savings account to purchase apartments for Vietnamese refugees. During the next several years, Richard and Ida served in Morden and Sylvan Lake, Canada; and Palm Springs and Homestead, Fla. They partially retired in Desert Hot Springs, Calif., where Richard served as a chaplain.

Richard is survived by his wife; sons David, Steven, Tim; daughters Carolyn and Cathy; and many grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Clair R. Black

August 2, 1951–July 22, 2019

Clair was born in Homer City, Pa., to Ralph and Millicent Stewart Black. He was a 1976 graduate of Toccoa Falls (Ga.) College, where he met his wife, Elizabeth. Clair then attended Ambrose University College and Seminary (Regina, Sask.).

During his 25 years of C&MA ministry, Clair pastored a C&MA church in western Pennsylvania and served as a missionary in Indonesia for 22 years. He and Elizabeth then relocated to Swainsboro, Ga., where he continued to serve the Lord until he died suddenly after a brief illness.

Clair is survived by his wife; daughters Sarah, Rebekah, and Rachel; and son Amos.

J. Philip Sorensen

November 26, 1932–November 26, 2019

Born in Council Bluffs, Iowa, Philip received a degree in missions from St. Paul Bible Institute (now Crown College, St. Bonifacius, Minn.). On September 2, 1956, he married Barbara Bolender.
During 37 years of C&MA ministry, Phillip served churches in Glasgow and Staples, Mont.; Clarkfield and Milaca, Minn.; Omaha, Neb.; Mason City, Iowa; and Stratton, Neb. He was also a hospital chaplain for 13 years in Pueblo, Colo.
Philip is survived by his wife; daughter Linda; son Jeffrey; 6 grandchildren; and 12 great grandchildren.

Dorothy E. Evans

August 26, 1925–November 27, 2019

Dorothy was born to the late Frederick Gaius and Mazie Iceline (Grant) Smith and was the widow of James Leroy Evans. A graduate of Nyack (N.Y.) College, she served with her first husband, Jack G. Conley, for 29 years in pastoral ministry in Williamsport, Lewistown, and Cleona, Pa. Dorothy also worked for Christian Publications and as a clerical supervisor for many years at the Area Agency on Aging in Mifflin County. She was well known for her generous heart expressed through prayer, encouragement, and hospitality. In 1998, Dorothy married James (Jim) Evans, retired missionary from India, who passed away in 2015.

Dorothy was predeceased by her first and second husbands; she is survived by sons Douglas, Ernest, and Jeffrey; stepchildren John, David, and Carol; 7 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; step-grandchildren; and step–great grandchildren.

Delores (Dolly) Cowan Mungillo

May 4, 1938–December 5, 2019

Dolly was born in Moline, Ill., and attended Asbury College (1956–1960) and Azusa Pacific (1972–1975). On August 20, 1960, she married Vincent (Vince) P. Mungillo Jr. Both were called to teach on the mission field. The couple was appointed to Irian Jaya (now West Papua, Indonesia), where they were teachers and house parents of missionary children for 20 years.

Dolly and Vince then returned to the United States to care for Vince’s parents. During this time, Dolly worked at Asbury College and was a substitute elementary teacher. In 2010, Dolly and Vince were invited to Kenya, where their daughter and her family were missionaries, to minister to short-term visiting physicians. They retired in Brandenton, Fla., in 2012. Despite her declining health, Dolly continued to embrace new opportunities for spiritual growth and ministry, including Bible studies and mentorships.

Dolly is survived by her husband; children Randall (Randy), Theresa, and Mark Allen; 9 grandchildren; and 2 great grandchildren.

Clinton Padgett

January 29, 1935–December 7, 2019

Born in Elberta, Ala., Clinton received a BA in missions from Toccoa Falls (Ga.) College (1953–1958) and attended Detroit Bible College (1961–1962). On June 5, 1956, he married Barbara Hobbs.

Clinton served C&MA churches in Spartanburg, S.C. (1980–1985); and Hamilton, Ala. (1987–2000). He also was a missionary for 20 years in Costa Rica (1957–1977) with the Central American Mission (now Avant Ministries). Most recently, Clinton served on staff at Elizabeth Baptist Church (Shelby, N.C.).

Clinton is survived by his wife; sons Mark, Nathan, and Douglas; daughter Sharon; and 7 grandchildren.

Donna (Bowland) Conley

February 2, 1958–December 7, 2019

Donna was born in Punxsutawney, Pa. She attended Nyack (N.Y.) College (1975–1976) and then worked in the Admissions Office. On June 10, 1978, Barbara married Ernest Conley.

Donna served alongside her husband in C&MA churches in Reynoldsville, Falls Creek (1979–1982), Oil City (1982–1986), Beaver Falls (1986–1990), Pittsburgh (1990–2016), and Mars, Pa. (2016–2019). Her greatest joys were her relationship with Jesus and her family.
Donna is survived by her husband; children Jennifer, Jacqueline, and Jillian; and 8 grandchildren.

Barbara J. Volstad

September 30, 1928–December 13, 2019

Barbara was born in Lima, Peru, to Carl and Pelma Voldstad, who were C&MA missionaries to Peru and Chile. She attended Taylor University (Upland, Ind.) and St. Paul Bible College (now Crown College, St. Bonifacius, Minn.).

Barbara served throughout her 53 years of C&MA ministry, and even into retirement, as a missionary in Temuco, Chile. She was an exemplary teacher at the Bible Institute of Temuco (now the Theological Seminary of Temuco) and served as its director and administrator for several years. Barbara also provided counsel, care, and direction to many of her students.

Barbara is survived by her sister Ruth and her nieces and nephews.

Helen Julian

July 1, 1934–December 21, 2019

Born in Clearfield, Pa., Helen attended The Missionary Training Institute (now Nyack College, N.Y.) from 1951–1953 and received a degree in Christian education from Houghton College (1955). On June 17, 1955, she married Ron H. Julian.

During more than 48 years of C&MA ministry, Helen served alongside Ron in churches in Danville (1955–1959), Williamsport (1960–1967), and Fairhaven, Pa. (1967–1982); Cranford, N.J. (1983–1985); and Oconomowoc, Wis. (1987–1992). Helen and Ron were also involved in the founding of Fairhaven Church and Friendship Village.

Helen is survived by her husband; children Ron, Lila, and Stephen; 9 grandchildren; and 6 great grandchildren.

Anh T. Nguyen

November 11, 1950–December 26, 2019

Anh was born in Cantho, Vietnam, and attended college. On January 4, 1975, she married Nguyen Nguyen. During 25 years of C&MA ministry, Anh faithfully served the Lord alongside her husband at Vietnamese Christian Church in Jacksonville, Fla. They retired in July 2017.

Anh is survived by her husband; son Dan; and 1 granddaughter.

June Adelle Morscheck nee Anderson

February 20, 1925–January 1, 2020

June was born in Minneapolis, Minn. She attended St. Paul Bible College (now Crown College, St. Bonifacius, Minn.), majoring in music. On October 19, 1946, she married Duane S. Morscheck.

During more than 40 years of C&MA ministry, June served alongside Duane in churches in Cumberland, Iowa; Hawley and Onamia, Minn.; Beaverlodge and Lethbridge, AB, Canada; and Owego, N.Y. June also supported Duane in his itinerant evangelistic ministry. After Duane accepted a call to the Elizabethton, Tenn., C&MA Church in 1985, he passed away shortly before taking the pulpit. June subsequently taught pre-school in Ann Arbor, Mich.; and Amarillo, Tex., before taking up residence at the Alliance Community for Retirement Living (DeLand, Fla.).

June is survived by children Tim, Tom, Marilee, and Stephen; 6 grandchildren; and 10 great grandchildren.

Dean Kroh

March 11, 1922–January 5, 2020

Born in Rural Valley, Pa., Dean graduated from the University of Pittsburgh and then served as an Army Medical Corps captain in Okinawa, Japan. On September 2, 1949, he married Esther Galbraith, an RN/midwife. They were appointed to the Belgian Congo (now the Democratic Republic of the Congo), where Dean pioneered as the C&MA’s first missionary doctor. He established Kinkonzi Hospital, saved lives through his surgical skills, and eased the suffering of thousands who previously had no access to such care. Countless people received Christ through the hospital’s chapel services and the staff’s personal witness.

In Phnom Penh, Cambodia, the Krohs established a pediatric hospital in partnership with World Vision. Forced to evacuate in 1975, they returned to the Congo for another term at Kinkonzi Hospital, followed by four years at Bongolo Hospital in Gabon. Dean also served with CAMA Services at the Thai border, working with Cambodian refugees. The Krohs retired after 37 years of ministry and returned to Cambodia to work with World Vision at the pediatric hospital. In an Alliance Life interview, Dean observed there is no greater motive in medical missions than to demonstrate Christ’s love through the care of patients’ needs.

Dean is survived by his wife; sons David and Dean; daughter June; 7 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren; he was predeceased by son Daniel and grandson Ryan.

Crolin George (C. G.) Ingram

November 5, 1932–January 8, 2020

Crolin was born in Delta, AB, and attended Toccoa Falls (Ga.) College. On December 22, 1957, he married Jacqueline Chastain in Pensacola, Fla.

During more than 60 years of C&MA ministry, Crolin was a full-time pastor in several states and served as a missionary in Vietnam (1959–1969). Later, his ministry brought him to South Carolina, where he was pastor of Grace Alliance Church in north Charleston for 27 years.
Crolin is survived by his wife; son Bert; and 1 grandson; he was predeceased by his son George and daughter Brenda.

Leonard Cacciatore

July 3, 1930–January 9, 2020

Leonard immigrated to the United States from Sicily in 1959, where he was a knitwear and trucking entrepreneur. On October 10, 1959, he married Esther.

As a bi-vocational pastor at Trinity Alliance Church in Rochester, N.Y., Leonard followed the tentmaking example of the apostle Paul. A skilled engineer at Harris Corporation, Leonard was able to serve the church freely without relying on a salary. He taught Bible studies in Italian for many years, loved Scripture, and was a student of God’s Word. Leonard’s ability as a handyman was also invaluable to the church.
Leonard was predeceased by his wife; he is survived by his children Frances and Nicholas; and 4 grandchildren.

James (Jim) H. Livingston

February 21, 1931–January 10, 2020

Born in Brighton, Ala., Jim attended Asbury Bible College, where he met his wife, Jean Anne DeLay. They completed their graduate work at Nyack (N.Y.) Missionary College.

For 40 years the Livingstons were missionaries in South Vietnam, Malaysia, and the Philippines. Through their varied ministries in Vietnam, new churches were established, countless people accepted Christ, and tens of thousands of Vietnamese soldiers and their families learned about Jesus and received printed Scripture. The Livingstons were also involved in a prison ministry that resulted in the formation of a church among convicted terrorists and political prisoners. In partnership with World Vision, the couple provided 2,800 wheelchairs to amputees and paralyzed soldiers and 20,000 cooking stoves to more than 100,000 displaced Vietnamese farmers. Jim’s service throughout Vietnam brought significant recognition, including a Special Citation from the surgeon general of Vietnam in 1968 during the Tet Offensive. The Livingstons’ ministry among Vietnamese armed forces was featured in Billy Graham’s Decision magazine.

Later, the Livingstons served at Dalat School (Penang, Malaysia) and at the United Nations Philippine Refugee Processing Center. They also pastored C&MA churches in Georgia, Texas, and Pennsylvania.

Jim was predeceased by his wife; he is survived by children Stephen, Nancy, Ramona, and Tara; 15 grandchildren; and 10 great grandchildren.

Nora M. (Arnold) McGarvey

November 27, 1931–January 28, 2020

Born in West Virginia, Nora became acquainted with C&MA after her family moved to Columbus, Ohio, and came to know Jesus. She attended the Missionary Training Institute (now Nyack College, N.Y.), where she met Gerald (Jerry) McGarvey. They married on June 6, 1953.

After completing their home service in Beaver Lodge, Canada, the McGarveys were appointed as missionaries to West Africa. They taught Bible school and worked on the translation, writing, and preparation of courses and books for their ministries. Hundreds of pastors received their training from Jerry, who poured himself into the lives of his students. The couple also held preachers’ seminars, operated a bookstore, and were house parents at a school for missionary children. Nora taught literacy to many women and children and trained pastors’ wives to lead Bible studies and start children’s Sunday schools.

The McGarveys retired after 39 years of service and moved to the Alliance Community for Retirement Living (DeLand, Florida). Nora developed a birthday ministry of prayer and flowers to retirees.

Nora was predeceased by her husband and their son, Joseph; she is survived by daughters Kathleen, Anna, Violette, and Geraldyn; 15 grandchildren; and 31 great grandchildren.

Joseph Arthur

July 21, 1935–February 7, 2020

Born in Hamilton, Ohio, Joseph attended St. Paul Bible College (now Crown College, St. Bonifacius, Minn.), Seattle Pacific University, Bethel Theological Seminary, and Fuller Theological Seminary. During more than 34 years of C&MA ministry, he was a professor at Toccoa Falls (Ga.) College; served 10 years as a missionary/leader in the Philippines with his former spouse, Donna; and founded the Philippines Student Alliance Movement, which is still active today.

Joseph also pastored C&MA churches in Keystone Heights, Fla.; Santa Rosa, Calif.; and Mechanicsburg, Pa., and served on the Board of Managers for many years. He authored the book The Twelve Essentials of Disciplemaking.

Joseph is survived by his wife, Cathy; and her children and grandchildren.

Charles (Chuck) William Mauren Jr.

October 17, 1932–February 18, 2020

Born in Rahway, N.J., Chuck grew up in a Methodist church and became a photographer. A fellow photographer led him to Christ and introduced him to the C&MA. Chuck graduated from Nyack (N.Y.) Missionary College (now Nyack College) with a degree in missions. He received his master’s in education from Glassboro (N.J.) State University. Chuck served in the U.S. Navy Reserves for six years and later was an honorary captain for the U.S. Air Force in Thailand. On June 22, 1957, he married Wilma Richwine.

During 63 years of ministry, Chuck served as a youth pastor in Nutley, N.J. (1957–1959); at a church plant in Defiance, Ohio (1959–1961); as a missionary to Thailand (1961–1965); at a church plant in Turnersville, N.J. (1965–1970); as a teacher in Jacksonville, Fla. (1970–1972); at a church plant in Orange Park, Fla. (1972–1977); at pastorates in Richmond, Va. (1978–1983); and Baltimore, Md. (1983–1989); at a church plant in Lehigh Acres, Fla. (1989–2009); and as Life Group director at Good Samaritan Village in Kissimmee, Fla. (2009–2020).

Chuck is survived by his wife; daughters Susan and Cindy; sons Jonathan and Dan; and 4 grandchildren.


OBIT CORRECTION:
In Mark Lanz’s obituary (March/April 2020 issue), his son Logan was omitted from the list of surviving family members. Also, Mark had 8, not 9, grandchildren. We apologize for the errors.

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