The Rev. Mr. J. Stanley Dahlman


The Rev. Mr. J. Stanley Dahlman died peacefully, surrounded by his family, at this home in Northfield, Massachusetts on Tuesday, June 4th, 2013.  Rev. Dahlman and his wife Lucille (who predeceased him in 2010) were married for 66 years.  He is survived by his children Kirsten Durbin and her husband Jerry, his daughter Mary Johnson and her husband Dave, and his son Eric.  He is also survived by many cherished grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Rev. Dahlman served churches in Waltham, Norton, Deerfied and New Salem, MA, Cleveland, OH, and Chester, Winchester and Auburn, NH.

Even before the civil right movement was in full swing, Rev. Dahlman a champion of social justice.  He preached sermons about justice, the beauty all around us and especially of wonder.  He was an artist and a creative cook.

There will be a memorial service at First Church of Deerfield on Thursday, June 13th at 11am.  Those who attend are asked to bring a few garden flowers to make communal bouquets at the church.

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