In Memoriam: Richard Hall ‘61


The Rev. Richard Charles “Dick” Hall, Class of 1961, died at his home in Pasadena, CA on March 5, 2017 at the age of 81, after a brief illness. He was the former director of St. Barnabas Senior Center in Los Angeles. During his 25-year tenure, he also assisted at St. Paul’s Church, Pomona (1985-1991), and at St. Mark’s Church, Upland (1975-1983). Previously he was rector of St. John the Baptist Church in Corona (1970-1975). Hall was a professor at St. Andrew’s Theological School in Quezon City in the Philippines from 1962 to 1967, and chaplain at Easter School and Epiphany Mission in Baguio City, Philippines, after his ordination to the diaconate in June 1961. He was ordained to the priesthood in February 1962.

Born in upstate New York on November 1, 1935, Hall graduated from Hamilton College before attending General.  After his service in the Philippines he earned a doctorate in Philosophy of Religion at Claremont Graduate School.