The Reverend Guy E. Kagey Jr.
1918-2013 The Reverend Guy E. Kagey Jr., a well known area ordained Priest of the Episcopal Church died peacefully Sunday September 1, 2013 at the Vermont Veterans Home at the age of 94. Father Kagey was born in Evanston, Wyoming on September 25, 1918, the son of The Very Rev. Guy E. Kagey Sr. and Mary Langdon Ayer Kagey. Fr. Guy's father was Dean of Missions and established the Wind River Reservation. In 1921, the family moved to Olney, MD, a suburb of Washington, D.C. Later they moved to Cockeysville, MD where Fr. Kagey lived until 1940 when he became a fighter pilot in the U.S. Army Air Corps. He received many Combat Flying Citations and The Purple Heart, retiring at the rank of Major. A well educated man, he graduated from Towson (MD) High School in 1936 and received degrees at: Loyola in Philosophy, Montreal Diocesan Theological College and McGill University in Theology, Loyola and Johns Hopkins in Psychology, Rutgers in Alcohol Studies, English at Middlebury College and Russell Sage in the Science of Teaching the Brain Damaged Person. Fr. Kagey had served as Lay minister and/or ordained Priest in Parishes in Maryland, North Carolina, Arkansas, New York and Vermont. A volunteer Chaplain at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center, Vermont Veterans Home, Weston Hadden, Crescent Manor Nursing Home, Senior Chaplain of Vermont Emergency Medical Services and during Sheriff John Maloney's term , Chaplain for the Bennington County Sheriff's Department. He also served many nursing homes and hospitals in Washington and Warren counties of New York. He was a member of the Bennington Elks Lodge 567, American Legion Post 13 and VFW Post 1332. He enjoyed fly-fishing, gardening and was most devoted to his family and church. He was predeceased by his wife Mary Miller Baldwin Kagey who he married June 1, 1943. FUNERAL NOTICE: The Burial Office with Committal will be celebrated of Thursday September 5, 2013 at 11am at Zion Episcopal Church in Manchester Center with Reverend John Mitchell presiding. With Military Honors, he will be laid to rest next to his wife, Mary in the Evergreen Cemetery in Arlington. Memorial gifts may be made in his honor to Vermont Veterans Home-Patient Activity Fund or Zion Episcopal Church in care of Hanson Walbridge & Shea Funeral Home- Arlington Chapel , P.O. Box 528, Arlington, VT 05250. To send e-mail condolences, visit www.sheafunerahomes.com.
Published in The Manchester Journal from Sept. 6 to Sept. 27, 2013