DEITZ, Rev. James G.
Handed absent peacefully at his Ohio house on May well 11, 2022. He was 93.
Jim, as he was recognised, was a United Church of Christ (“UCC”) minister for more than 60 a long time. He was ordained in 1955 to the Christian ministry in the Evangelical and Reformed (“E and R”) Church, which became the UCC in 1957. He grew up in Philadelphia and St. Louis, graduating from Haverford College or university and Eden Seminary and earning his Masters in Sacred Theology from Yale Divinity University.
Jim began his ministry as a element-time pupil minister though even now in seminary, going then to Ohio and serving 5 comprehensive-time pastorates there: Beaver UCC in Beavercreek, St. John UCC in Strasburg, Trinity UCC in Miamisburg, North Congregational UCC in Columbus, and Community Congregational UCC in Amherst. Jim then served element-time as Associate Minister for Pastoral Treatment at Avon Lake UCC, with interim pastorates at UCCs in Berlin Heights, Parma, and Oberlin, as effectively as Ely
Presbyterian in Minnesota, finally retiring in his eighties. Rev. Deitz embodied his ministry, bringing a light and abiding faith to his each day daily life.
Jim had a reward for friendship, generating and maintaining expensive good friends all his existence. He served at a variety of instances on the Board of Directors for the United Church Board for Homeland Ministries, Heidelberg College or university, and Relatives Assure of Lorain County as Moderator for the Ohio Conference Delegate to Basic
Synod Chairperson of the Ohio Pastors’ Convocation and President of the Academy of Parish Clergy, acquiring these possibilities worthwhile, and receiving a possibility to nurture cherished friendships as very well. As lately as 5 several years in the past, Jim and his wife, Elizabeth, could continue to be observed sleeping about on couches at the church, helping to make it possible for homeless people to get back again on their ft.
Jim was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather who delighted in family members existence. He was an avid photographer, canoeist, hiker, pianist, singer, and scholar, who could constantly be uncovered with a guide in hand. He was encouraged by many international sabbaticals, notable amongst them his pastors’ analyze exchange in Germany in 1969 his summer time trade pastorate at the United Reformed Church in Folkestone, England and his time with some of his oldest family members pals in Quito, Ecuador. His heart was often in Ely, Minnesota, in which he and Elizabeth bought a cabin on Burntside Lake early in their
marriage, and where he returned virtually every summertime for the rest of his everyday living.
He is survived by his wife of seventy decades, Elizabeth (“Lou”) a few little ones, Dorothy, Daniel (Linda), and Ruth (Robert) and eleven grandchildren, Bibi, Alec, Sarah, Julia, Buddy,
Anna, Gabriel, Rebecca, Isaac, Theodore, and Abraham. He is preceded in dying by just one beloved son, Charles his sister,
Barbara and his mother and father, Purd and Thisbe.
A memorial provider will be held in Rev. Deitz’s honor at Beaver UCC on June 19th, 2022, at 3 pm. Faure’s Requiem, which Jim asked for, will be performed at 2:30 pm. Those attending in human being will have to use a mask, and social distancing is encouraged. The company will also be accessible by using Facebook Are living, at
https://www.facebook.com/beaverucc, and will remain on the web site for those people who wish to access it afterwards (go to the higher than backlink and click on “Far more,” and then “Movies” from the fall-down menu, making absolutely sure the quantity is turned up on the online video
Be sure to depart a comment for the loved ones if you are able. Memorial contributions might be built to the UCC Worldwide Ministries at www.globalministries.org/donate, or to the charity of the donor’s option. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy are inspired and might be produced at www.routsong.com.