Wall of RemembranceDuval Cellai
– Duval Cellai was a long-time part of the Northern Westchester Society community (and so was his mother who died a few years ago). Duval died May 11 from a heart attack at the age of 74. He was a highly competent and reliable chef, always present at potluck suppers, and taught cooking classes to foster children at the Society. He was always ready with an appropriate wisecrack or a funny joke. Duval is survived by four children and six grandchildren.John William Lionel Hoad, PhD
– John Hoad, 83, died May 27 of pneumonia after showing great determination through a heroic battle with several illnesses. He loved pastoral counseling, he poured his writing talents into his sermons, and he campaigned vigorously for racial and gender equality. Educated at Cambridge University in England, John began his career as a Methodist minister in Guyana and then from 1962–1972 in Jamaica. He moved to the United States in 1972 to earn a PhD in pastoral counseling from Princeton Theological Seminary and was appointed Leader in St. Louis in 1980 (while Jeff Hornback was on a sabbatical, and he served as Co-Leader with Hornback until the latter retired in 1984). Following his tenure as Leader, he continued to be a powerful presence in the Movement and in the St. Louis Society. John had a significant role in the National Leaders Council, contributing to several documents of importance to the Movement. He is survived by his wife, Karen, and children Michael, Paul and Barbara, as well as Karen's children Evan and Holly. He donated his body to Medical University of South Carolina for student learning.Richard Lawnhurst
– Richard Lawnhurst, a devoted New York Society member since 1950, died on March 9th, just a month shy of 100 years old. He and his wife of 67 years, Leila, were married at the Society by Algernon Black in 1943. He is survived by Leila and their four children.Rose Walker
– Rose L. Walker, a dedicated member of the New York Society and Ethical Society Without Walls and former Director of the Brooklyn Society’s Children’s Sunday Assembly, died in the company of her family on June 17th at 101 years of age. Rose served on the National Ethical Service Executive Board, ably representing us at the United Nations, until she died. She was a recipient of the 2001 Eleanor Schnurr Award, a national service honor given by the UN Association. A member of Ethical Culture since the early 1950s, she received the Felix Adler Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Ethical Union in 2010. Those who loved her celebrate her radiance and devotion to the message of comprehensive interrelatedness practiced within the Ethical Culture Movement. Len Weis
– Leonard Weis, a vigorously supportive member of the Ethical Society Without Walls, died on May 3 at the age of 87. Len was a child of the Ethical Culture Movement, with two grandfathers as founding members of the New York Society for Ethical Culture. Even though he lived in Wisconsin, where no Ethical Society is established, Len passionately stayed connected to the Movement through ESWoW’s community calls and discussions. Our condolences to his wife, Donna, and their two children, Stephen and Becky.Jay Woldenberg
– Jay Woldenberg, longtime member of the Chicago Society, died on April 29th at the age of 83. After earning a degree in ceramic engineering from the University of Illinois, he founded and operated his own soil engineering equipment company. Jay was a champion tennis and table tennis player, a devoted vegan, and a political activist. Our condolences to his wife, Sue, and his seven children: Janice, Susan, Jeanne, Holly, Lisa, Jay, and Wendy.