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

Instructions and a form for submitting Milestones to us.

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.


Neil Harmon Hartman

Hartman—Neil Harmon Hartman, 97, on February 6, 2018, in Medford, N.J. Neil was born on June 8, 1920, in Cedarville, Ohio, the fourth and last child of Lida Owings and George Hartman. His Methodist upbringing profoundly influenced him, as did Quaker workcamps in Michigan and Mexico in the summers before and after graduation from Cedarville […]

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Mark Tolbert Kenmore

Kenmore—Mark Tolbert Kenmore, 62, on November 19, 2016, in Getzville, N.Y., peacefully, surrounded by his wife and two children, from complications of early onset dementia, with his beloved brother and sister-in-law nearby. Mark was born on May 2, 1954, in New York City, to Margaret (Bunny) Bunce and Peter Ignatius Kenmore. His father had come […]

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Thomas Arthur Ryan Jr.

Ryan—Thomas Arthur Ryan Jr., 77, on October 17, 2017, in State College, Pa., of pneumonia, with his wife, Lauri, holding his hand. Tom was born on June 12, 1940, in Ithaca, N.Y., to Mary Shaw and Thomas Arthur Ryan Sr. Growing up in a nonreligious household, he became a Methodist as a student of Wesleyan University […]

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William Tazwell Sledd III

Sledd—William Tazwell Sledd III, 81, on July 6, 2017, in East Lansing, Mich. Bill was born on August 25, 1935, in Murray, Ky. He earned a doctorate in mathematics from University of Kentucky in 1961 and taught mathematics to appreciative students at Michigan State University. Traveling and living abroad in London and Paris for his […]

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Benjamin Harrison Thomas

Thomas—Benjamin Harrison Thomas, 76, on November 14, 2017, at home in Ukiah, Calif. Benj was born on March 15, 1941, in Boston, Mass. He moved to Washington, D.C., in the 1970s after serving in Ethiopia in the first contingent of Peace Corps volunteers. He was an inspiring teacher at Sidwell Friends Middle School. His time […]

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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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