The Rev. Lloyd Hirotada Uyeki
(July 1, 1930 – August 8, 1995)
Father Uyeki was the second rector of the Church of the Good Shepherd (1965-1976).
(The following is from his obituary.)
The Reverend Lloyd Hirotada Uyeki, an Episcopal priest and father of four children, died at his home in Wethersfield Aug.8, at the age of 65. He was a great source of love, inspiration and understanding for his family, friends, parishioners, and colleagues. His spirit continues in the lives of his family; his daughter, Elizabeth Chisato Uyeki and partner Ben Benjamin of San Francisco, Calif.; his three sons, John Ryuichi Uyeki and his wife, Alison Uyeki of North Haven, David Masanouri Uyeki of New Rochelle, N.Y., and James Velde Hiroyuki Uyeki and his wife, Mary Campbell Somerville, of New York City; his former wife, Margaret Velde Uyeki of Croton Falls, N.Y.; his older brothers, Eugene Uyeki of Cleveland Heights, Ohio, and Edwin Uyeki of McKinleyville, Calif.; his grandchildren, Ian William Uyeki and Alec John Uyeki of North Haven; and his mother, Chisato (Hirai) Uyeki of Cleveland Heights. Reverend Uyeki was born July 1, 1930, in Seattle, Wash., the son of Ryuichi and Chisato Uyeki, naturalized Japanese- Americans. He attended Junior High School in Camp Minadoka, Idaho (incarcerated by War Relocation Authority), and graduated from East High School-Hough, Cleveland, Ohio. He received a B.A. degree from Roosevelt University, Chicago, Ill., a B.D degree from the University of Chicago, and attended General Theological Seminary. He was ordained an Episcopal priest in 1957 in the Diocese of New York, and served four parishes there: Christ Church in Poughkeepsie, St. Gregory’s in Woodstock, Church of the Good Shepherd in Granite Springs, and St. John’s in Pleasantville. He served on many committees for the Diocese of New York, including: member and president of the Standing Committee, Trustee of the Cathedral, Ecumenical Commission, Diocesan Council, Ministries Commission, and the Committee on Ministry for Women. For the National Church he was twice a deputy to the General Convention, and served as a member of the Presiding Bishop’s Advisory Committee on Church and Society. He was a Fellow of the College of Preachers. Most recently he was a priest at Christ Church Cathedral in Hartford, and was the Special Assistant to the Bishop for Clergy Deployment for the Diocese of Connecticut, retiring in 1987.