Stretch DePuy Memorial Service

Stretch DePuy May 2012Hadley “Stretch” DePuy died early Tuesday morning, January 22.  Stretch, a longtime member and ruling elder at Fourth Presbyterian Church, Bethesda, MD served on the Committee on Administration (COA) from 2006-2012.  He brought outstanding strategic, big picture leadership to the COA during the time when the denomination grew from 180 to over 400 churches.  He also chaired the COA Personnel Committee, which was re-established in 2009 to address pressing needs the General Assembly Office staff faced responding to the growth of the EPC.  Stretch loved his Lord and His church, serving faithfully and enthusiastically at Fourth, in the Presbytery of the East in numerous capacities, as well as at the national level.  The celebration of Stretch's life will take place at Fourth Presbyterian Church, 5500 River Road, Bethesda, MD 20816 (phone: 301-320-3600) on Saturday, January 26, at 11 AM.

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Ed Bowman on Jan 24, 2013 3:05pm

Heavens gain but surely our loss. Kindest regards to his beloved family.

Nan McCallum on Jan 24, 2013 5:10pm

When talking with Stretch I always felt I had his full attention. He was a wonderful encourager. My condolences to his family and his church. Nan McCallum

Cecil Matthews on Jan 24, 2013 6:20pm

I am very saddened to learn about Stretch's passing. What a great guy to work with on the COA. He will be missed. Condolences to his family and his church. Cecil Matthews

Rob Liddon on Jan 24, 2013 6:24pm

Stretch was full of life -- a joy to be around. In the years I worked alongside him, I never saw him down or discouraged. On the COA, Stretch worked extremely hard in whatever capacity he was asked to do so, and his insightful wisdom and advice were most often served up with a witty story. Stretch loved his Lord and Savior. I will miss having him around. Rob Liddon

David Dean Weaver on Jan 29, 2013 5:33pm

Love this man! So grateful to have walked along side of him in this joyful journey! Can't wait to hear some of this gentle giant's stories when we are together again in glory! Well done good and faithful servant.... -dean weaver