The Rev. James R. LeVeque, a retired Episcopal priest and mathematics instructor, died of kidney failure Saturday at Keswick Multi-Care Center. The
Born in Cassopolis, Mich., he attended the Howe Military School in Howe, Ind., and earned a bachelor's degree at the
He later earned master's degrees in mathematics from the
He served at Grace Church in Detroit and parishes in Texas before moving to Baltimore in 1958. He was rector at the old St. Stephen's Church on West North Avenue, Holy Cross Church on Millington Lane, and the Church of the Advent on South
Father LeVeque taught at the old Hannah More Academy in Reisterstown. He also worked at American Totalizator in
"He was a quiet supporter of human rights and civil rights," said his wife of 57 years, the former Katharine Williams. "He was in favor of women's ordination and gay people's rights. He said, 'People are people.'"
He enjoyed reading and was a chess player and liked the Asian game of Go.
A memorial requiem will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Episcopal Cathedral of the Incarnation, University Parkway and
In addition to his wife, survivors include two sons, Gregory W. LeVeque of Baltimore and Joseph LeVeque of