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) Steve Miller 
Fort Wayne, IN
Thursday, December 9, 2010 08:48 AM Write a comment

Dez lived on my same dorm-room floor freshman year, so I knew him from the get-go of college. My recollection of him then is that, while the rest of us seemed to be enjoying the social aspects of college to excess, Dez seemed to have bigger fish to fry. Not that he wasn't a very friendly and approachable guy, but he seemed to already know intellectually where he wanted to go and how to get the most out of his education. In reading about what he accomplished in his life, it sounds like he certainly did. My sincere condolences to his family and close friends.
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