Frederiksted-Born Episcopal Priest Ezra Naughton Dies In Washington D.C. At Age 90
WASHINGTON — The Rev. Dr. Ezra A. Naughton, 90, an Episcopal priest, academician and teacher who retired in 2012 after five years as priest in charge at the Church of the Holy Communion in Southeast Washington, died Nov. 22 at his home in D.C. The cause was a cerebral vascular attack, said his wife, LaVerne Naughton.
Dr. Naughton was born in Frederiksted and settled in the Washington area in 1960. He was ordained a priest in 1994 and served at the Washington National Cathedral, St. Luke’s and St. Paul’s Episcopal churches in Washington, and at All Saints Episcopal Church in Chevy Chase, Md.
Previously, Dr. Naughton was director of the research and teaching program at the Agriculture Department and held academic or administrative positions at Howard University, the University of Maryland, the American Association of University Professors and Tuskegee University, among other institutions.