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WIBORG, Rev. Richard Emerson Of Newton, passed away at home February 20th. Born in New Haven, CT, he graduated from Jamaica Queens High School, Ohio Wesleyan University and Union Theological Seminary in New York City. He began his ordained ministry as youth minister at Five Points Mission, Church...

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I have a very fond memory of Reverend Wiborg calling me in 1989 after my Grandpa Drew died. Harold Drew was Richard's Uncle. I was a freshmen in college and Richard took the time to call me in my dorm room and talk to me about my grandfather. He was kind, compassionate and said all the right things to make me feel better. I'm very grateful for this memory and the time that he took to care for me during this difficult period.

May he rest in peace and I wish you all comfort and...

Though he lived many miles away, Richard was a favorite cousin of ours. We have fond childhood memories of summer visits to New Hampshire, and our mother reading aloud the letters from his mother. He moved closer during his college years, and was an officiant at our wedding in 1966. Our family enjoyed many later visits to New Haven, making new memories with Margaret, Christopher, and David and our young children. We remember Richard as kind, gentle, and compassionate. We are privileged to...