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) Sandi Smith 
Los Angeles, CA
Wednesday, February 2, 2011 01:50 PM Write a comment

I received the January 13, 2011 issue of RAND Items and could not believe that Desmond had passed away. I remember him from my early days at RAND while working in the Travel Accounting department, and how Desmond made me laugh when I would contact him about his expense report submissions, sometimes I would call him just so that I could hear his comments and we would laugh together. He certainly left a lasting impression. My heart is heavy and so sad to hear of his passing, he had so much to give. To his family, I am so sorry for your loss, our loss.
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