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Milestones

Notices of births, adoptions, marriages/unions, and deaths of Friends.

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You may also submit by email to [email protected]​friendsjournal.​org, by fax to (215) 568‑1377, or by postal mail to Milestones Editor, Friends Journal, 1216 Arch Street, Suite 2A, Philadelphia, PA 19107–2835. There is no charge for Friends Journal obituaries or milestone listings.


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Kenneth Bradley Bordwell

Bordwell—Kenneth Bradley Bordwell, 75, on October 30, 2017, at his home in Cincinnati, Ohio, unexpectedly but peacefully, from a heart attack. Ken was born on February 1, 1942, in Dayton, Ohio, to Katherine Lucille and Bradley Hobart Bordwell. He supported social and racial justice from boyhood. As a volunteer with the Peace Corps from 1966 […]


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Bob Eastburn

Eastburn—Bob Eastburn, 71, on December 8, 2017, at Winslow Campus of Care in Winslow, Ariz., in the arms of his wife. Bob was born on May 17, 1946, in Wilmington, Del., to a Quaker mother. Although she did not often attend meeting, he acquired a sense of what it meant to be a Quaker that […]


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Ruth Corwin Meyer

Meyer—Ruth Corwin Meyer, 83, on May 11, 2017, in Rio Rancho, N.M. Ruth was born on September 21, 1933, in Rochester, N.Y., the only child of Elizabeth and George Corwin, founders of Wilton (Conn.) Meeting. This birthright Friend grew up in Wilton Meeting, attending First-day school and taking part in Young Friends activities. When her […]


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Meredith Lynne Brookes

Brookes – Meredith Lynne Brookes, 36, on September 22, 2017, in Bradford, N.H., peacefully, after a brief illness. Meredith was born on December 19, 1980, in Marlton, N.J., to Constance and Robert Brookes. At age three, she was diagnosed with Mayer–Rokitansky–Küster–Hauser (MRKH) Syndrome, which at the time was little understood by the medical profession, but […]

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David Reuben Miller

Miller—David Reuben Miller, 79, on November 5, 2017, at home in Philadelphia, Pa., surrounded by loved ones, from complications of Parkinson’s Disease. Dave was born on December 22, 1937, in Middletown, N.Y., to Lillian Cohen and Benjamin Miller. He had one older brother. When he was a small boy, his family moved to a chicken […]

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Michael Allen Moore

Moore—Michael Allen Moore, 70, on December 24, 2017, in Oak Ridge, Tenn. Michael was born on December 3, 1946, in Seattle, Wash., and grew up on an apple orchard in Wenatchee, Wash., with his parents, Mildred and Roy Moore, two brothers, and a sister. He graduated from the University of Washington with a bachelor’s in […]

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Sandra L. Smith Stoltz

Stoltz—Sandra L. Smith Stoltz, 63, on March 29, 2017, in York County, Pa. Sandy was born in York County on July 7, 1953, to Beatrice Franklin and Howard F. Smith Jr. She graduated from West York High School and worked for several local manufacturers as she raised her children. Sandy and her family joined York […]

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Thurston Corder Hughes

Hughes—Thurston Corder Hughes, 87, on November 20, 2016. Thurston was born in 1928 in Germany under a different name, which he described later as something nationalistic. He participated in the Hitler Youth Program and was conscripted late in the war to be an anti-aircraft gunner while still underage. His reluctance to join the SS led […]

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Warren Francis Riner

Riner— Warren Francis Riner, 96, on September 16, 2017, in Claremont, Calif. Warren was born on April 3, 1921, on a farm near Clearwater, Kans. Oldest of eight children, he worked on the farm before earning master’s and doctorate degrees in education. While attending Friends University in Wichita, Kans., he became friends with writer Cecil […]

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Ann Cotton Levinger

Levinger—Ann Cotton Levinger, 86, on June 21, 2017, in Amherst, Mass., with her family around her, serenaded by her husband, George, singing “Let Me Call You Sweetheart.” Ann was born on January 21, 1931, in Laurel, Miss., to Marjorie and William Cotton. In the Jim Crow South, she learned to treat others with empathy and […]

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