Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Service Tomorrow for Edward Danks, Former Burbank Pastor

Edward Royal Danks
1931 - 2011

Received this email today from Cathy Nicholls Coyle...

Hi Cathy:

Just heard the sad news that Pastor Edward R. Danks passed away on August 29, 2011. There will be a Memorial Service for him tomorrow, September 22, at 1:00 pm at the First Presbyterian Church on Olive Ave. in Burbank. He was Pastor of the First Presbyterian Church from 1963 to 1977.

He served as Moderator of the Presbytery of San Fernando in 1970. In 1977, following his service in Burbank, Rev. Danks was called to Noroton Presbyterian Church in Darien, CT where he served until his retirement in 1996. In retirement he served as a volunteer missionary in Kenya, East Africa; as seasonal pastor at St. Timothy’s Chapel in Montana; and as pastor-in-residence at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary in Pennsylvania. In Kenya, where he served for five years, he taught at the Presbyterian Seminary in Kikuyu and developed the seminary library.

Rev. Danks is survived by his wife, Coreen; a son, Edward Stephen; a daughter, Debra Lynn Annin (Scott); his brothers, Howard and Richard; a sister, Marilyn Edleston; six grandsons, two great grandsons and one great granddaughter. His first wife, Barbara, and a son, Tom, predeceased him. Memorial services are being held in North Carolina, Connecticut and California.

Rest in Peace dear Pastor Danks, you will be remembered by the many lives you touched.



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