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) Peggy Kuhn 
Arlington, VA
Monday, December 13, 2010 02:10 PM Write a comment

Gone way too soon .... Desmond was one of the first people that I met at Ann Arbor in the fall of 1985. Over these many years, he made me laugh with his humor, stretched my mind with his great intellect, and amazed me with his energy, including his seeming need for only 4 hours of sleep a day. I extend my deepest sympathy to Clarissa, Mounir and Ayiana on the loss of someone so special to them. My prayers are with you.
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