Harvey H. Guthrie, Jr. (1924-2017)

The Rev. Harvey H. Guthrie, Jr., retired priest of the Episcopal Church, died on December 17, 2017 in Oxnard, California. Born in 1924, he was the son of Harvey H. and Emma Aubrey Guthrie. He returned to his native Ventura County upon retirement in 1995, after more than fifty years. He had served as an instructor at the General Theological Seminary in New York City, as a professor and then dean of the Episcopal Divinity School, Cambridge, MA, and, finally, as rector of St Andrew’s Church, Ann Arbor, MI. He was preceded in death by his wife of 70 years, Doris Peyton Guthrie, and their oldest son, Lawrence. He is survived by his three remaining children, Lynn of Seattle, WA, Stephen (and three granddaughters) of Cambridge, MA, and Andrew (and Katrien Jacobs) of Hong Kong, as well by his brother Jim (and his wife, Ann) of Port Angeles, WA.
The Episcopal Church’s Burial Office and Eucharist will be celebrated at Trinity Episcopal Church, 2nd and Saratoga Sts., Fillmore, on February 17, 2018, at 10AM. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to One Step a la Vez ( and Trinity Episcopal Church (PO Box 306, Fillmore, CA 93016).