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Long time Peace Activist & EPF Member Charles Demere passes
Charles C. Demere
(October 30, 1928 – March 4, 2013) The Reverend Charles Clapp Demeré, 84 of Huntsville, died peacefully at home.
Born in Savannah, GA to Raymond McAllister and Josephine Mobley Demeré, Charles attended High School at St. Paul’s School in Concord, NH. He graduated from Yale University in 1950 and Virginia Theological Seminary in Alexandria, VA in 1953 when he was ordained into the Episcopal ministry.
During his senior year at seminary, he married Margaret Birney Crawford of Baltimore, MD. They raised their family in various cities in which Charles served, including Tifton and Atlanta, GA, and St. Alban’s Parish in Washington, DC. When Charles “retired” from the ministry, he worked for the Model Cities Program in Housing and Urban Development in Washington, DC. During that time he became actively involved as a volunteer in the Church of the Savior outreach programs for 25 years.
A Memorial Service will be held at Church of Our Savior in Washington on June 8. Click here for more.
from the Episcopal Peace Fellowship:
Learn more about EPF:
Episcopal Peace Fellowship – PO Box 4414, Ithaca, NY 14852-4414
312-922-8628 – email@example.com
Charles was very active for many years in Washington EPF and a stalwart with vigils and demonstrations. When I became EPF Executive Secretary ni 1989 he was right there whenever I needed an extra hand in the office or on a special project, When Charles and Margaret moved back to St. Mary’s County, he regularly came back to the city for work at the Church of the Savior or EPF or whatever else was going on. Charles was always “on call.” He kept an apartment in the city which he readily made available to traveling peace and justice folk and others. Charles and Margaret were very generous and steady financial contributors to EPF. And he never quite lost that Alabama accent.