Claude, known as Dick among family and friends, died Oct. 27, 2021.

He prepared for Princeton at Boston English High School, participated in basketball and debating, and graduated with honors.

At Princeton he majored in religion, writing his senior thesis on “Jonathan Edwards and Puritanism.” He joined Cannon Club, the Westminster Fellowship, the Chapel Choir, and participated in varsity swimming. He graduated with highest honors and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. 

Dick attended Yale Divinity School and graduated from the Episcopal Theological Seminary in Cambridge in 1957. He earned a Ph.D. in religion and society at Harvard University in 1964 with a dissertation on Edwards’ psychology of religion. He then became the rector at St. Andrews Episcopal Church in Hopkinton, N.H. 

In 1966 Dick left the ministry and held positions with the Container Corporation of America, the financial-planning committee for the City of Chicago, the Robert R. McCormick Foundation, and the Lilly Foundation. He taught religion in society for the University of Chicago in Evanston, Ill., for several summers and became the rector at St. Chrysostom’s, Wollaston, Mass. He was an active member of St. Andrews Episcopal Church in Hanover for 28 years.

He married Elizabeth Beecher Scoville in 1957. He is survived by Elizabeth, their children Elizabeth, Sarah, Jennifer, and David; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Undergraduate Class of 1954