Chuck Crowther Virtual Memorial Celebration

Join us as we remember the life and contributions of our friend Chuck Crowther.

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MAY 23, 2021


                                            “Expect the Unexpected.” 

Music and Pictures        “Waterfalls”                           Steve Leicach

Zoom technology Instructions                                    George Carvill

Welcome and Chalice Lighting                   Mark and Susie Crowther

Greeting and Opening Prayer                           Rev. Telos Whitfield

“Abide With Me”   #101  W.H. Monk     Viola             Peter Gibbons

Remembrance                                                             Mark Crowther

Remembrance                                                                   Ray Clark

Remembrance                                        Richard and Ellen Levesque

Lord’s Prayer                                                    Led by The Levesques

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name; thy kingdom
come; thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory for ever and ever. Amen.

Remembrance                                       Jack and Shirley Woodward

23rd Psalm    KJV                                Led by Rev. Telos Whitfield

The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures; he leadeth me beside the still waters.
He restoreth my soul; he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff, they comfort me.
Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of my enemies; thou anointest my head with oil; my cup  runneth over.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever.

Remembrance                                                       Alvino Fantini

Remembrance         “Hello!”                                     Paul Sather

Reading        “Ithaka”    C.P. Cavafy                Maisie Crowther

Remembrance       Watermelon Sharing                  Carol Studer

Remembrance                                                Charles Butterfield

“Going Home” Antonin Dvorak   Harmonica       Steve Leicach

Closing Reflection and Blessing                Rev. Telos Whitfield
Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi

Giving Thanks and Extinguishing our Chalice           Mark Crowther

Postlude           “Summertime”          George Gershwin

Eva Greene, Piano and Robert Wyckoff, Cornet

Open Time of Sharing

Farewell Music        “Stardust”                         Freddy Gardner

Good-bye!    Au Revoir!   Yasou!    Ciao!   Mahalo!      Adios!

The Crowther Family is grateful for all the spiritual and technical  assistance from All Souls Church to produce this Memorial Service. We appreciate all those who played and recorded the special musical elements and shared memories. To everyone:  Thank you for helping us honor Chuck’s life.

Steve Leicach and Derrik Jorden    “Waterfalls”
Antonin Dvorak, New World Symphony: Largo
George Gershwin, Porgy and Bess, “Summertime”
Freddy Gardner, “Stardust”
Singing the Living Tradition: “Abide With Me”
C.P.Cavafy, “Ithaca” ©1992 E. Keeley and P. Sherrard, transl.

We will honor the burial of Chuck’s ashes on July 2, 2021 in Ipswich (MA) Highland Cemetery.

If you wish to make a donation in Chuck’s memory, please consider Brattleboro Senior Meals, 207 Main Street, Brattleboro, VT 05301, or The Brattleboro Music Center, 72 Blanche Moyse Way, Brattleboro, VT  05301