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Nancy Lawrence Nolde

d. January 31, 2022

Nolde, Nancy Lawrence of Chestnut Hill, passed away peacefully on January 31, 2022 at age 94. She was predeceased by her husband, The Rev. Dr. O. Frederick Nolde. Nancy Lawrence Nolde focused her professional career on ecumenical journalism. Following college, her initial jobs were a general assignment reporter on a syndicate of four weekly newspapers and a stint as a “stringer” for the Philadelphia Inquirer. This was followed by work in New York City in the Information Department of the National Council of Churches (1954-1959); the World Council of Churches in Geneva, Switzerland (1959-1974); and the Metropolitan Christian Council of Philadelphia (1975-2001). For the World Council, she traveled extensively on assignment in Southeast Asia, East and West Africa, and Western Europe. In 1976, Nancy served as Executive Director of the five-day Bicentennial Conference on Religious Liberty held in Philadelphia. During her work with the MCCP, she produced two award-winning Sunday morning television shows – Dialogue (WPVI) and Connections (KYW), before retiring in 2001. Nancy is survived by her sister, Sarah L. Kelly; niece, Robin Moore; nephews, Richard Kelly and Robert Kelly; stepdaughter, Fredericka Nolde Berger; and step grandchildren, Eric Berger, Conrad Berger, Scott Nolde and Catherine Nolde. During Nancy’s life, her interests focused on animal welfare and the health and wellbeing of children and women. Friends wishing to remember Nancy may make a contribution to an organization of their choice that will benefit one of her life’s passions. Services will be held at the convenience of the family.
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