The Rev. Dr. Charles Spahr Sangree passed away at the age of 92 on Saturday, October 7, 2017. In addition to Elizabeth, his beloved wife of 61 years, he is survived by his sons, Harry Sangree and his wife, Lydia and their children, Lisa and Stephen Sangree of New Providence, NJ; his son, Paul Sangree and his wife, Irene Bagdoian and their daughter, Anna of Westborough, MA, and his son, David Sangree and his wife, Laura and their children, Paul and Grace of Lakewood, OH. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews and a legion of friends.
He was born in Brooklyn, NY, and grew up in western New York state. He graduated from Wellsville High School, and Haverford College. He served in the United States Army during World War II and then later returned to complete his studies in philosophy at Haverford College. He received his Master's of Divinity from Union Theological Seminary and Doctor of Ministry from Andover Newton Theological School. He has served churches at United Church of Christ in Woodhaven, NY and First Congregational UCC in Holliston, MA for over 30 years. His son, the Rev. Mr. Paul Sangree is also a UCC pastor in Massachusetts.
He and Betty lived on Cape Cod and Sanibel Island, where he enjoyed spending time with his family playing tennis, swimming, playing basketball, and cribbage. In recent years, he lived in Maplewood, NJ, at Winchester Gardens and was an active participant at the Morrow Memorial United Methodist Church.
A memorial service will be held at the Morrow Memorial United Methodist Church, 600 Ridgewood Road, Maplewood, NJ, on Saturday, October 14, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. A reception will follow. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a contribution in memory of Charles Spahr Sangree to the United Church of Christ at ucc.org.
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