David P. Muyskens
unknown - December 21, 2013
David P. Muyskens, 83, of Sparta, NJ, died on Dec. 21, 2013, and is survived by his wife Ann and three children. David was born in India in 1930 to missionary parents.
He attended Princeton Seminary and earned Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry degrees. During 40 years of ministry he served the United Church of Fayetteville as well as three Presbyterian Churches in New Jersey. He became active in the civil rights movement, mobilizing the local community and participating in protest marches. He organized CROP walks to raise money to fight world hunger and served on the National Board of CROP.
The Muyskens received numerous citations from the community and church for their efforts to combat hunger and poverty and to work for peace and justice. David was a natural athlete who loved tennis, cycling, and skiing and represented New Jersey in the National Senior Olympics.
Memorial service: 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 28 at the First Presbyterian Church of Sparta, NJ. Donations may be sent to Church World Service, P.O.B. 968 P.O.B.968, Elkhart, IN. 46515.