In Memoriam: David Augsburger ’60, SEM ’63, prolific author, longtime voice on ‘The Mennonite Hour’


by Ryan Cornell for Eastern Mennonite University and available here

David Augsburger, an alumnus of Eastern Mennonite College and Eastern Mennonite Seminary who was influential in pastoral care and counseling, died on Oct. 30 at age 85. (Photo courtesy of Fuller Theological Seminary)

Noted Mennonite author, speaker and educator David Augsburger ’60, SEM ’63, died two weeks ago after a bout with cancer and other health problems. He was 85. 

In a Facebook post about his passing, the Pacific Southwest Mennonite Conference shared that Augsburger had been diagnosed with advanced pancreatic cancer on Oct. 23. He died peacefully at his California home surrounded by family and loved ones on Oct. 30, the post reads.

A memorial service for Augsburger will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 19, at La Verne Church of the Brethren in La Verne, California. 

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