Death of Richard Duff

Richard Duff, 76, beloved husband of Barbara (active member of the Adult Choir), father of Matthew, and grandfather, died early this morning at home. A U.S. Navy veteran, Richard suffered with congestive heart failure and COPD. He had been released from a recent hospitalization on July 16.

Funeral arrangements are pending with Coastal Cremations. Richard’s funeral will be held at St. Matthew’s with burial in the Memorial Garden.

Rest eternal grant Richard, O Lord, and let Light perpetual shine upon him. Amen.

St Matthew's Pastor Sam Zumwalt


The Rev. Dr. Samuel Zumwalt has worked in churches for 42 years and in May 2018 celebrated the 37th anniversary of his ordination to the holy ministry. He is a member of the Society of the Holy Trinity ( In 2004, Pr. Zumwalt moved with his family to Wilmington from Texas, where he served for 23 years as pastor of small, midsize, and large congregations.