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) Beth Flores 
Arlington, VA
Saturday, December 18, 2010 07:09 PM Write a comment

Are we there yet? These are the words Dez chose to kick off our ICAP week. In a week - a mere week - he proceeded to make me laugh, cry, question, keep the beat with my feet under the table, look to the future, and, in his words "challenge my personal trajectory." He was a colorful, bold, beautiful, and musical scientist, poet, inventor, inspirer. He will be missed. My heart goes out to his family and friends who had the pleasure of knowing him longer.
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