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06/20/10 - NNHS Newsletter - Alfred Eastman

Rev. Alfred L. Eastman
(24 Aug 1924 - 18 June 2010)

Newport News High School Class of 1942

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   We have still another sad edition of the NNHS Newsletter this Sunday morning.     Rev. Alfred L. Eastman, Class of 1942, passed away in Reston on Friday, June 18, 2010 at the age of 85.

From the Daily Press - 06/20/10:


 Rev. Alfred L. Eastman
  RESTON - Rev. Alfred L. Eastman, age 85, a resident of Reston, Va., passed away on June 18, 2010.

He was a retired minister in the VA United Methodist Conference with over 30 years of service. Graduate from Newport News High School 1942 and Newport News Shipyard Apprentice School 1948. Honorably served in the U.S. Navy during World War II in the Pacific Theater. He started Bethany United Methodist Church from his home in Hampton, Va., prior to earning a B.A. from Randolph Macon College 1958, and B.D. from Drew University Seminary 1961. He served in the United Methodist Churches as pastor, Poughquag UMC, Poughquag, N.Y., Christ UMC, Newport News, Va., Kilmarnock UMC, Kilmarnock, Va., Memorial UMC, Appomattox, Va., Franconia UMC, Alexandria, Va., and St. Stephens UMC, Burke, Va. He served as District Superintendent on the Harrisonburg and Rappahannock VA Districts.
Alfred Eastman

He is survived by his daughter, Brenda Barber; granddaughters, Robin Eastman, Amy Lopez, and Deborah Nadeau; and great-grandchildren, Kayla Lopez, Madelyn Lopez, Alexis Nadeau, and Parker Nadeau.

Visitation will be Monday, June 21, 2010. from 6 to 8 p.m., at Demaine Funeral Home Springfield. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 22, 2010, at St. Stephens UMC, 9203 Braddock Rd., Burke, VA 22015. Interment will follow at Fairfax Memorial Park, Fairfax, Va. Arrangements entrusted to Demaine Funeral Home, 5308 Backlick Road, Springfield, VA 703-549-0074 View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in the Daily Press from June 20 to June 21, 2010.

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June 21, 2010
Rev. Eastman was a wonderful pastor for us at St. Stephen's United Methodist Church. One of his most memorable sermons was about "The Music Box." We miss him, but know he's gone on to be with his wife and their son, Phillip.
~ Bill and Barbara Surles, Annandale, Virginia
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June 21, 2010
We enjoyed knowing Rev Eastman during his time as our Pastor at St. Stephen's UMC. We appreciated the fact that he talked to us during his sermons rather than preaching "at us"!! Our children, Sandra and John were teenagers during his tenure at St. Stephen's. They remember him fondly. He once told us from the pulpit that he had to finish his sermon quickly, because someone had given him tickets to a ballgame which was to be played shortly after church!! We give our deepest condolences to his family. Cherish the wonderful memories and good times you had with him.
Much love in Christ,
Jeanette and Ed Parham

~ Jeanette and Ed Parham, Fairfax, Virginia 

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  Our deepest condolences are extended to the entire Eastman family and their friends at this time.

  Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty

Servant of God, Well Done!

Words by Charles Wesley (28 Dec 1707 - 29 Mar 1788)
Music by George J. Elvey (27 Mar 1816 - 9 Dec 1893)

(The Methodist Hymnal, 1966, #288)

Wesley wrote this hymn in 1770 on the occasion of the death of clergyman George White.
Elvey's tune, "Diademata", has been set to several other hymns, notably "Crown Him with Many Thorns" and "Soldiers of Christ, Arise".

 Servant of God, well done!
Thy glorious warfare’s past;
The battle’s fought, the race is won,
And thou art crowned at last.

With saints enthroned on high,
Thou dost thy Lord proclaim,
And still to God salvation cry,
Salvation to the Lamb!

O happy, happy soul!
In ecstasies of praise,
Long as eternal ages roll,
Thou seest Thy Savior’s face.

Redeemed from earth and pain,
Ah! when shall we ascend,
And all in Jesus’ presence reign
With our translated friend?

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