Remembering Dez          

On Wednesday, November 24, 2010, Desmond Saunders-Newton, affectionately known as Dez, left this world. A tragic loss for all who knew him, a dear friend and mentor to so many, a husband, a father, a brother, a son, and so much more... Our hearts are heavy. Dez left his one-of-a-kind impression all over the world, with his brilliant mind, his warm heart and his contagious smile. Please share here how Dez left his impression on your heart, mind and soul with stories, pictures, memories, and thoughts, along with your prayers for his family, his wife Clarissa, his son Mounir, and his daughter Ayiana.

In support of Dez's most precious legacy, the Saunders-Newton Fund has been created for the current and future education of Mounir and Ayiana. Please visit to find out how you can help.
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1) Michael W. Lind 
Madison, WI
Wednesday, December 8, 2010 06:01 PM Write a comment

I met Dez at Lawrence, and, although we were not close friends, his is one of those names - one of those faces - from the past that is so easily conjured up by the mention of Lawrence. He was charismatic presence on campus, a bundle of energy and enthusiasm. The world is a poorer place without him and he will be missed. My condolences to all of Dez's family and friends. You are in my thoughts.
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