James Kiefer, known to Christians for his hagiographies of Church figures, passed away on April 18th, 2015

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St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, K Street

James Kiefer, an amateur Church biographer who worked as a mathematician, passed away on April 18th, 2015.

His biographies are collected in several places, including a Rowan university site curated by Darren Provine, and on the website of The Society of Archbishop Justus.

Provine shared Kiefer’s obituary with the Practical Christian Life listserv.

From his email:

James worked at NIH as a mathematician for about 40 years until 2008. In later years he was at his desk nearly daily although officially retired.  In June 2008 he was seriously injured in a fall and has needed assisted living ever since.  He was moved from Bethesda to Scottsdale AZ for care near his sister, Beth.  He lived in a wonderful home with a competent, caring, Christian family.  On April 18, 2015 after a short illness James passed away with two of his sisters, Beth and Margaret, at his side.  Now he rests with the Lord, at peace.

There will be a memorial service on Saturday, June 6, at 5 PM in  St. Paul’s Episcopal Church at 2430 K Street NW, Washington DC. This was James’s beloved church home while he lived in the DC area.

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William Moorhead
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William Moorhead

James' work will continue to be a valued resource for the lives of the saints.

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Michael Hartney
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Michael Hartney

James was a hagiographer, not a church biographer. A church biographer would have written about churches. He will be missed.

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Michael Hartney
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Michael Hartney

And the title of the article has been corrected ... thanks. James would be happy, I hope.

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June Butler
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Sorry to to hear this. Rest in peace, James.

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