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) Jennifer Hawes-Dawson 
RAND Santa Monica
Tuesday, January 11, 2011 07:58 PM Write a comment

Dez, my friend, we met when you were a graduate student at RAND. I remember your contagious smile, your warm spirit and encouraging words as you strolled thru the halls of RAND. Your presence just seemed to lighten up any room. Mr. Personality was my private nickname for you (smiles).

You had a "good run" and in the process touched many souls along the way. RIP. Your friend, JENNIFER
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