Lawrence “Larry” W. Hodge, aged 75, of Conklin, went to be with the lord on September 29, 2019. He is predeceased by his parents Merle and Alice Hodge. Larry grew up in Ames, NY. He graduated from Houghton College and attended Asbury Theological Seminary from ’67-’70 . He was a long-time radio engineer for many local radio stations around Broome County, NY. He was the pastor of numerous local churches. He was the Conklin Youth Commissioner for several years. He is survived by his loving wife of 48 years Patsy Hodge; his children Thomas Hodge, Timothy (Kelly) Hodge, Deborah Hodge; 3 grandchildren Linda Hodge, Collin Hodge, Morgan Hodge; family friend Marylee Whittling; lifelong friend Dale Smith ; godson John Whittling.
Mr. James Richard “Rick” Roberts III, MDiv ’00, aged 72, of Johns Creek, GA passed away on October 23, 2019. Rick grew up in Atlanta, GA, attended Southwest High School and was a proud Eagle Scout. He graduated from The Georgia Institute of Technology in 1970 with Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Management. Later in life, he also received a Master of Divinity degree from Asbury Theological Seminary. Rick was an active member of the National Ski Patrol for nearly 50 years and was very involved in the Georgia Tech community. He was most proud of his work related to international missions, as well as his three grandchildren. Rick is preceded in death by his wife, Joyce Calhoun Roberts, and is survived by his son, Richard Roberts; his daughter-in-law, Lindsay Roberts; and his three grandchildren, Kathryn Grace, Luke Thomas and Noah James.
Joel R. Taylor, MDiv ’86, aged 66, went into the arms of the Lord he loved, Monday, October 21, 2019, at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. Born in Searsmont, Maine, November 26, 1952, the son of Richard and Dorothy Brolin Taylor, he had resided his early life in Vietnam, and returned to the states and graduated from high school in Springville, New York. Joel was a graduate of Canadian Bible College in 1977, and received his Masters of Divinity from Asbury Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky in 1986. He did his Doctoral work at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois. Joel was a missionary his entire life. For the past 20 years, Joel poured his heart into ministry on the Island of Cuba. If he couldn’t be in Cuba, then he was talking about Cuba. He was predeceased by his parents. He is survived by his wife Jo-Anne Kopetz Taylor of Canisteo, his daughters Lindy (Luke) Campbell of Washington, DC, Kara Taylor of Canisteo, one son, Ian (Nina Petteys) Taylor of Brockport, his sisters Lois (Wayne) Henry of East Concord, NY, and Esther (Jerry) Kirk of Wellsville, and his brother Kenneth (Marcell) Taylor of Hamburg, New York, as well as one grandson, Owen Campbell, and nieces and nephews.