Long-time EPA member Eldyn Karr passes away

Eldyn Karr, editor of Voice of Prophecy News, has died at the age of 68. Eldyn-Karr-Adventist cropped

According to Adventist Review Online, Karr died Saturday, July 18, 2015, in Newbury Park, Calif. The cause of death was not disclosed.

Karr was a long-standing member of EPA and a perennial attendee at EPA conventions until his retirement at the end of last year.

His career with Voice of Prophecy began when he was named Public Relations Director for the Seventh-day Adventist radio broadcast in 1974.

According to Adventist Review Online, Karr was known for his intellect and extraordinary memory. He organized and recorded the history of the radio broadcast in personal and professional archives spanning 40 years.

Even within EPA, Karr, who attended conventions spanning five decades, could enthusiastically recall details of convention cities and speakers as well as other significant events within EPA going back many years.

"We will remember Eldyn as a gentle, soft-spoken craftsman who cared a great deal about editorial details and who was faithful to his craft and to his Lord," said former EPA president Terry White, who has been a part of EPA even longer than Karr. "Never one to seek the spotlight, Eldyn nevertheless continued to seek upgrades to his knowledge and professional expertise through his involvement in EPA. We salute him for his many years of ministry and will miss his gentle presence at future EPA conventions."

Karr retired from his post on December 31, 2014, after the base of operations for Voice of Prophecy moved from Simi Valley, Calif. to Loveland, Colo.

Karr was born August 31, 1946. He was a member of the Thousand Oaks Seventh-day Adventist Church and regularly attended services at The Place Adventist Fellowship in Newbury Park. He enjoyed travel, was a professional photographer, and loved to read.

A memorial service is planned for Aug. 9, and Karr will be buried beside his mother and father in the Maple Grove Cemetery in Shinglehouse, Pa.

-- posted July 27, 2015