Wall of RemembranceChristopher Hitchens
– Christopher Hitchens was not a member of the American Ethical Union but his outspoken atheist views were frequently discussed in our Societies and across the world. Hitchens wrote the best-sellers such as God is not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything; was an Honorary Associate of the National Secular Society (a British member organization of the International Humanist and Ethical Union); and a long-time columnist for Free Inquiry magazine. He died December 15, at the age of 63, after battling esophageal cancer.Alice Kessler
) – Alice Kessler was a member of the Brooklyn Society and grew up in the Ethical Culture Movement. Her grandparents were friends of Felix Adler and helped found the New York Society. Her parents were founding members of the Brooklyn Society and were married and buried by Henry Neumann, who also performed Alice's naming ceremony.Bud (Clarence) Ohse
) – Bud Ohse, a longtime member of the Chicago Society, died in December at the age of 88. A retired carpenter and building contractor, Bud had worked with Habitat for Humanity. He also served in the U.S. Army and Merchant Marine. He was a rugged individualist, free spirit, and devoted family man. Our deepest sympathies go to his wife, Corky, and to his son Jonathan and daughters Gretchen, Rebecca, and Madonna.
– Moira Whittington was an active member of the New York Society for
over 40 years. During that time, she has been a newsletter mailing coordinator, lunch
coordinator, Sunday morning greeter, and on the Ushering and Visiting
Committees. Married to long-time member Paul Whittington (deceased),
Moira died in February at the age of 85.