The former Bishop of the Diocese of San Joaquin, the Rt. Rev. John David Schofield has died. He was 75.
In a statement released on the diocesan website on 29 October 2013, the Rt. Rev. Eric Menees, the currenet bishop of San Joaquin wrote that it was with "a heavy heart but a joyful spirit that I must share with you the passing of our beloved brother."
Bishop Schofield "died peacefully at home sometime last night sitting in his favorite green chair and was found this morning by friends," the bishop said.
Archbishop Robert Duncan said the late bishop "was a great man of God. I – like so very many others – shall miss him terribly. His spiritual depth twinned with his unparalleled sense of humor made him one of a kind."
Details for the memorial service have yet to be released. Bishop Menees, who was returning to the U.S. from the Gafcon Conference in Nairobi when he learned of the news, stated: Dean Carlos Raines has anointed Bp. Schofield and begun the sad task of making funeral arrangements. We have nothing specific to share with you at this moment, but will let you know as soon as possible what the arrangements are for Bp. Schofield's funeral."