The Rev. Hugh C. Edsall, Class of 1956, died May 5, 2013 in St. Augustine, FL. at the age of 81, following a short illness. He was born May 20, 1931, in Princeton, NJ, the son of Preston W. and Katherine Alston Edsall, and grew up in Raleigh. He attended Broughton H.S. and graduated from Virginia Episcopal School. He was a graduate of Swarthmore College before coming to The General Theological Seminary, and was ordained a priest in the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina in 1956. He served parishes in North Carolina, Indiana, and Florida for 51 years before retiring to St. Augustine in 2007.
He is survived by his wife, Judith, and six children: Mary Theresa Langdon of Indianapolis; Lucia Noel Todd McLaughlin of Raleigh; Jane Elizabeth Chamberlain of Lookout Mountain, TN; John Milton Todd of South Bend, IN; Margaret Katharine Krantz of Hanover, IN; and James Thomas Edsall of Banner Elk, NC; fourteen grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
His funeral Mass was celebrated on May 10 at St. Anastasia Catholic Church, the Very Rev. Timothy M. Lindenfelser and the Rev. Seamus O’Flynn officiating.