Reverend Barclay "Peter" Reynolds Stanton, Jr
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The Rev. Barclay "Peter" Reynolds Stanton, Jr. died at home on February 7, 2022. He was born July 21, 1938 in Primus, Pennsylvania and was the son of Barclay R. Stanton and Louise Pomeroy Thurston. Pete graduated from Phillips Exeter Academy in 1957 and Williams college in 1961. Following that, he attended Virginia Theological Seminary in 1966 where he was ordained to the Episcopal priesthood.
Pete married Barbara Jones in 1971, and they celebrated 50 years of marriage in June 2021. He served multiple Episcopal churches on the Eastern shore of Maryland, Coudersport, PA, Western Springs, IL and Tacoma, WA. His life was one that emphasized service, kindness, and charity towards all - those lucky enough to know him realized these qualities,.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his daughters-, Rebecca Thurston Stanton Morris, Elizabeth Gregg Stanton and his four Grandchildren: Gabriel (22), Louise (15), Tristan (13), and Jackson(13). He is also survived by his sister, Penny Meyer, and his brother, Ben Stanton.
A service of remembrance will be held at Saint Paul's Episcopal Church on Friday, February 11th at 3pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Haven Ministries: https://haven-ministries.org/.