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Obituary: The Rev. George R. Scilley

Brother George R. Scilley died in Fargo, N.D. on December 21, 2014, at age 81.

Born August 27, 1933 in Fargo, N.D., he was the son of Ralph and Minnie (Schroeder) Scilley. Brother Scilley graduated from Moravian College, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania in 1955 and received a Bachelor of Divinity degree from Moravian Theological Seminary in 1958. He later attended U.S. Army Chaplain School and George Washington University. He was ordained a Deacon in the Moravian ministry June 22, 1958 and consecrated a Presbyter December 30, 1973.

He was united in marriage to Dorothy Libricz September 27, 1958 and together they served pastorates in North Dakota (Aurelia, Alice, Fargo) and Michigan (Daggett-Menominee) as well as numerous assignments while serving as a chaplain with the U.S. Army from 1963-1983. He entered into retirement March 1, 1998.

Brother Scilley is survived by his wife, Dorothy; daughter, Sarah; and one grandson.

A memorial service was held December 28, 2014 at Shepherd of the Prairie Moravian Church, Fargo, N.D., with the Rev. Eric Renner officiating. Burial was in Arlington National Cemetery, Washington, D.C. ν


From the January/February 2015 Moravian Magazine

Moravian Daily Texts


Thursday, December 14 — Psalm 143:1–6
Micah 6,7; Revelation 13:11–14:5

The Lord God called to the man, and said to him, “Where are you?” He said, “I heard the sound of you in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked.” Genesis 3:9–10

Paul wrote: And because you are children, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, “Abba! Father!” Galatians 4:6–7

God of the garden, you have placed us in your natural world. May we enjoy your creation and be good stewards of it. Call us as your beloved children and make us obedient to your will. Amen.

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