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Joseph Hugh Frazer

May 1, 1932 — February 9, 2021

Joseph Hugh Frazer, died February 9, 2021 in Penney Farms, FL.

 He is survived by his wife of sixty-four years, Georgia McWhorter Frazer; daughters Mary Orsted, Hilary (Henry) Abeger, Georgia (Mike) Clarke; and grandchildren John Orsted, Caleb Boberg, Nils Boberg and Jeremy Boberg; brother and sister-in-law Purnal “Judge” and Pat McWhorter; and niece Sarah and nephew Dan (Candace) McWhorter.  His daughter, Valerie Lenore, preceded him in death.

 Joe was born May 1, 1932 in Buffalo, New York to Joseph Hugh and Katherine Lenore Leatherbury Frazer.  He attended St. Andrew’s School in Middletown, DE (graduated 1949), Johns Hopkins University (BA 1953), Berkeley/Yale Divinity (MA 1956), and Texas A&M University (PhD 1975). 

 After marrying Georgia in June 1956, he was called by the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth, serving initially as a Deacon and subsequently ordained to the priesthood in St. John’s Church, Fort Worth.  As an Episcopal priest, he served in the Diocese of Dallas at the Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration and the former St. Anne’s, Oak Cliff.  He then served in the Diocese of Texas as the Rector of St. Peter’s, Brenham, and St. Andrew’s, Bryan.

 In 1983, Joseph’s ordination was recognized by Rome.  As a Roman Catholic priest, he served in the Diocese of Austin at St. Margaret of Scotland (Anglican rite) in Austin, TX and at St. Francis Catholic Church, Franklin, Tx.

A supporter of faith-based resources throughout his life, Joe was a co-founder of the former St. Michael’s Episcopal School – Bryan; and served as chaplain at both St. Michael’s Catholic Academy – Austin and the former Brackenridge Hospital – Austin.

In 2005, he and Georgia retired to Penney Retirement Community (PRC), Penney Farms, FL.  Georgia and the family are grateful for the years of friendship and support they enjoyed at PRC, most recently for the excellent and compassionate care provided to Joe during his illness.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am, Saturday, February 20, 2021 at Sacred Heart Mission Church. The family asks that you please follow COVID protocols and that seating will be limited due to spacing restrictions.


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