Frederick Russell Cervin
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cervin, frederick r. Frederick Russell Cervin, 72, of New Haven, passed away on August 9, 2013. He was born to the late Russell Cervin and Alice Tamte, Nov. 3, 1940, in Sacramento, CA. Fred earned a B.A. in Philosophy from North Park College in 1962 and a Master of Divinity from McCormick Seminary in 1968. Fred was a minister in the Covenant Church in Georgetown, CT. Around 1980 he became a carpenter and worked independently out of New Haven for the past 20+ years. Fred is survived by his beloved partner of 21 years, Maria Tupper and her two daughters: Rachel Winston (Mike) of East Haven and Becky Tupper of Oakland, CA; by two sons: Adam Cervin (Lisa) of Milford and Dan Cervin (Suzy) of Duluth, MN; by a sister: Faith Huff of Louisville, KY; by his father's second wife: Virginia Cervin of Walnut Creek, CA; by his former wife: Jeanne Cervin of Milford; and by five grandchildren. Fred was an intellectual voyager. He was a lover of the earth and an insatiable reader, passionate about philosophy, poetry, music, movies, gardening, and good conversation. Please do not send flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to the New Haven Bioregional Group. Checks should be made to NHLSCP (New Haven Leon Sister City Project), 608 Whitney Ave., New Haven, CT 06511. On the Memo line please write: Bioregional Group. A service honoring Fred's life and work will be held at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, September 15th at The Church of the Redeemer, 185 Cold Spring St, New Haven, CT. A reception will follow in Sterling Hall at the church.


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Published in The New Haven Register from Aug. 26 to Aug. 27, 2013.
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September 7, 2013
My thoughts and prayers are with you Mrs. Tupper, Rachel and Becky! I did not know Fred well but he had to be a special person for you to have let him into your lives. Please know that I am thinking about you all. Love Lisa Muggleton Connelly.
September 7, 2013
Thank you for making me feel so special, for all of the good conversations, for really listening to me, for being so good to my girls, and for loving my mom so much....I miss you already. I hope you are an angel now, and that you are visiting all of us who loved you. Peace to you soul. God bless you.
Rachel Winston
August 28, 2013
Our condolences to you Maria and all the family. Fred was and will always be a very special man. George and Joyce Gleasure
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