In February, two beloved champions of Quaker higher education and scholarship passed away.
A co-founder of FAHE, T. Canby Jones taught in the Religion and Philosophy department of Wilmington College for many years. He was also a founding member of Campus Friends Meeting in Wilmington, Ohio. Canby was a well-known, life-long scholar on George Fox.
The spring 2104 issue of Quaker Higher Education contains Wilmington College’s memorial minute for T. Canby Jones. The school’s Quaker Heritage Center has a tribute exhibit on display through May 2nd.
Newton Garver, University at Buffalo philosophy professor, peace activist and founder of an education fund for impoverished Bolivians, died Feb. 8 after a long illness. He devoted his life to his beliefs in social justice and had a special interest in the philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein.
The Buffalo News published a lengthy obituary on Newton’s life and accomplishments. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. May 3 in the Orchard Park Quaker Meeting House, 6924 E. Quaker St., Orchard Park, NY.