[UUA-L:559] Obituary: Rev. Dorothy Tilden Spoerl
dweiner at uua.org
Fri Dec 10 15:01:08 EST 1999
The Reverend Dr. Dorothy T. Spoerl died Thursday, December 2,
1999. She was 93 years of age.
Dr. Spoerl was born March 29, 1906 in Brooklyn, New York. Dr.
Spoerl received an AB from Lombard College, MA from Boston
University, Ph.D., from Clark University, STD from Starr King
School for the Ministry and DD from Meadville/Lombard Theological
School. She enjoyed dual Fellowship with the Universalist Church of
America and the American Unitarian Association. Dr. Spoerl served
congregations in Detroit, Michigan; Springfield, Massachusetts;
Bath and Orono, Maine, and Hartland and Woodstock, Vermont.
In addition to the congregations, she also served on the staff of
Unitarian Universalist Association in the Departments of Education
and Communications; she served on the teaching staff at Starr King
School for the Ministry, and as Director of Religious Education at
the Unitarian Church in Boston (Bullfinch Place).
Her son and daughter-in-law, Walter J., and Elsie Spoerl of
Charlestown, New Hampshire and two grandchildren survive Dr.
Spoerl. Her husband, the Reverend Howard D. Spoerl, preceded
her in death in 1957. Notes of remembrance may be sent to:
Mr. and Mrs. Walter J. Spoerl
P. O. Box 595
Charlestown, NH 03603
There will be a celebration of her life in the spring of 2000 at Ferry
Beach in Maine. As soon as the arrangements are complete
notification will be sent.
UUA Department of Ministry
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