In Memoriam: the Very Rev. Dr. Guy Fitch Lytle

The Very Rev Dr Guy Fitch Lytle, former associate professor of church history at Church Divinity School of the Pacific and member of the core faculty of the Graduate Theological Union, died on July 15. He was 66.

At the time of his death, he was professor of church history and Anglican studies, Bishop Juhan Professor of Divinity, and Dean Emeritus of The School of Theology of Sewanee, the University of the South.
 
Lytle had announced his retirement from the Sewanee faculty in January 2010, effective December 31, 2011. He was on sabbatical leave during 2011 preceding his retirement, pursuing several writing and research projects.
 
The memorial service was held July 18 at the Chapel of the Apostles at Sewanee. Lytle is survived by his wife, Maria, and their two children, Elizabeth and Ashley. His daughter Jessica preceded him in death.
 
Lytle was a faculty member of CDSP and GTU from 1984 to 1991.
 
He began his life as a priest in 1985 as the assistant rector at All Souls’ Episcopal Church in Berkeley. From 1986-90 he was associate rector at the Episcopal Church of St. John the Evangelist in San Francisco, and also served on the commission for Evangelism and Church Growth for the Diocese of California before moving to Tennessee in 1991 to become Dean of The School of Theology at Sewanee.
 
His obituary is posted at here.

The announcement of his impending retirement is here.