Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
It is with deep sadness that we inform you that our brother, Rev. Steven Darling died on Tuesday, April 25, 2017.
Steve served the Foster City, Assoc: Los Altos, Novato, Rancho Cordova, Redding, San Jose: Alum Rock, Lafayette, and Lodi: Salem churches before retiring in 1997.
Rev. Darling had a beautiful singing voice and was in the Stockton Chorale for many years. He was also an avid reader and took part in a Zen meditation group that met regularly in the Stockton/Lodi area.
He is survived by his wife, Ruth Darling, and by three children: Kevin Darling, of Portland, OR, Yvonne Darling of Coquille, OR, and Cheri Darling, of Lodi, CA; by six grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Condolences may be sent to Ruth Darling, 511 Acorn Way, Lodi, CA 95242.
A memorial will be held on Saturday, May 6 at 11 o’clock, at FUMC Lodi, 200 West Oak Street, Lodi, CA 95240. The Rev. Lori Sawdon will preside.
Memorial gifts may be sent in Steve’s name to First United Methodist Church, 200 West Oak Street, Lodi, CA 95240, or to United Methodist Committee on Relief at P.O. Box 9068, New York, NY, 10087.
Let us continue to give God thanks for Steve’s life and witness and hold the Darling family close in prayer. In our living and in our dying, we belong to God! (Romans 14:8)
Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño
P.O. Box 980250
West Sacramento, CA 95798-0250
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