We have received word of the death of Richard Liew at his retirement home in Arizona. He apparently suffered a blow to the head from a fall that resulted in fatal cranial bleeding. Life support was removed on Wednesday September 20.
Richard was among the earliest of those ACPE chaplain supervisors who joined CPSP. He quickly became a key leader. He emerged as a key leader both personally and financially. He was made the sixth CPSP president, for the 2004-06 term.
Richard was a strong force for clinical pastoral training, especially in the New York area. Later in life, he directed programs at Westchester Medical Center, and until retirement at Episcopal Health Services in Long Island. Subsequent to his retirement he developed training programs in Malaysia, assisted by his new wife Annie.
Since 2009, Richard has not been active in CPSP. My last conversation with Richard was early this year when I invited Richard to be an honored guest at the March Plenary Meeting.
Many of us have missed Richard in recent years. Unfortunately we will now miss him more. We extend our condolences to his wife and family.
Raymond J. Lawrence