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Sad News - Doug Haney, Class of 1969
posted 21 December 2013
We are sad to learn the sudden death of Doug Haney (Class of 1969) in Goa on
14th December 2013. Although we do not have more information to report at the moment, classmate and best friend, Ted Beck, provided us a TRIBUTE to Doug.
Above is an undated photo of Doug with his late wife, Becky Everett Haney
(Class of 1970) contributed by Ted.
"Happy trails, my friend...you are with Becky once again!" - Ted Beck
Raga For Doug
Also, read Doug's tribute to his own wife, Becky Everett Haney, who
passed away 10 months prior -- on 3 JAN 2013.
Sad News - Robert Vernon Astley, Class of 2007
posted 20 November 2013
ROBERT VERNON ASTLEY, Class of 2007
11 DEC 1988 - 7 FEB 2013
Message from his family:
Robert was taken from us too early, at only
24 years old - only four days after being diagnosed with leukemia.
Robert was one of the kindest souls you could have ever hoped to meet. A gentle, kind-hearted, loving, thoughtful, considerate, and funny young man who looked after those around him, put others first, always had a smile and never failed to make you laugh.
He was a blessing in all our lives, an amazing person we will all miss forever and never forget.
In memory of Robert, his family set up a fundraiser with Bloodline (formerly Leukemia and Lymphoma Research).
Sad News - Annemarie Desloges, Class of 2002
posted 23 September 2013
Annemarie Desloges, Class of 2002, was one of two Canadian diplomats killed
in the Kenya mall shooting attack on Saturday, 14 September 2013. Her husband, Robert Munk, Class of 2001, survives her but was injured in this attack.
Annemarie was off-duty and shopping with her husband at the Westgate shopping center in Nairobi when Somali militants attacked with assault rifles and grenades.
Obituary by CBC News
Sad News - Scott Morgan, Class of 1969
posted 11 September 2013
SCOTT DAVID MORGAN, Class of 1969
Feb 16, 1951 - Sept 11, 2013
"Because he was truly beloved by many, it was felt that
this blog post should be put up rapidly.
Please know that Scott passed in complete peace in his
sleep this morning and was conscious throughout the day yesterday. He was smiling. He was loving. He was blowing kisses to Katy. He was singing Happy Birthday to his nurse. He was in a good space, he said.
He did Smile 2 the End. Namaste" - from Scott Morgan's girlfriend
Read more about Scott on his blog.
Anuradha Ray, wife of 35 years to Sanjay Ray (Class of 1966), passed away on
30 MAY 2013.
You are invited to view her Obituary by Higgins Mortuary.
and click here to read a few comments in the guest book.
Sad News - Adriana Severino, Class of 1992
posted 23 March 2013
1973 - 1992
Sad News - James Edward Curlett, Principal
Please click on image to read it enlarged.
posted 12 April 2013
Julie Marquis, Class of 1981, left, with Mrs. Dorothy Bennett in March 2012
From Debbie Bennett, Class of 1975
With a heavy heart, I have to report the passing of my Mom, Dorothy S. Bennett,
this past weekend of natural causes. I know many of you remember Mom, and
wanted to let you all know. -- Debbie Bennett, email dated 3 April 2013
Obituary by The Washington Post
Tribute to Becky Haney, Class of 1970
posted 6 March 2013
From Doug Haney, Class of 1969
"Hello AIS/AES Family...I feel that is time for me to stop mourning Becky's
death and to start celebrating Becky's life!"
Read More from Doug (email dated 4 March 2013)
(UPDATE: Read SAD NEWS on Doug Haney, who suddenly passed away
on 14 DEC 2013.)
Sad News - Robert R. Blake, Class of 1964
posted 14 February 2013
We are sad to report the death of Robert R. Blake (Class of 1964) on Saturday,
9 February 2013, of a heart attack.
MEMORIAL CELEBRATION OF THE LIFE OF
ROBERT RALPH BLAKE
February 18, 2013, 2:00 pm
Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington
4444 Arlington Blvd
Arlington, VA 22204
A reception will follow the service.
Bob devoted his life to working in international development. In lieu of flowers, consider a contribution to Doctors Without Borders, Against Malaria Foundation, Water for the World, or
Ashoka: Innovators for the Public.
We will be creating a memory book for the family. Please feel free to bring your written stories, thoughts, memories or photos of Bob to leave for inclusion in this book.
The main entrance to the church parking lot, off South George Mason Dr and
Route 50, is closed due to construction. The parking lot can be accessed from
South First Place. Directions and map are available at http://www.uucava.org/page/locations-and-directions. Additional parking is
available at the Masonic Hall directly across South George Mason Dr from the church's (closed) main entrance.
Sad News - Eryn McKenzie Creedon, Class of 1976
posted 12 February 2013
From her brother, John Creedon…
"In memory of our angel, Eryn McKenzie Creedon, Class of 1976, who passed peacefully in her home January 23, 2013. She was cared for by her loving partner Jim Barr. Eryn leaves her sons Bryce McKenzie of California, Brent McKenzie of Oregon, as well as two very special “daughters” she took under her wing, Kyra
Hawn and Rachael Doody. She is survived by her two brothers Robert of
Virginia and John of Georgia as well as her mother Jean who now lives with John
in Georgia. Condolence cards for Jean are best sent to: 6245 Broomsedge Trail, Norcross, GA 30092. Eryn will be laid to rest in Newburgh, NY alongside her Uncle Jack and Aunt Lucille McKenzie.
In lieu of flowers the family prefers donations be made to any of the following:
Breast Cancer Assistance Group
Wounded Warrior Project
According to Eryn’s wishes we celebrate her life, remember how she touched
each one of us and carry forward her love, laughter, and vibrant spirit."
Sad News - Jim Rizzie, Class of 1975
Jim Rizzie, in the green vest, with his mother Peg, sister Carol, and brother Dan at a family reunion in 2011.
Dan writes: "My brother Jim died December 17, 2012. He was 56 years old.
Jim (Class of 1975) always had a story to tell. He had the gift of gab down to a
fine art. We will remember his great sense of humor and constant willingness to
help others. Jim's heart was big and he wore it for all the world to see.
Our family invites you to tell us something you recall about Jim. Mom, Dad,
Carol, Peter, Dan and Susan will miss our brother and son and hope he is finally
The Rizzies - kids and parents - energized the AIS community in the 1960s and
early 1970s, and have remained close to their friends from New Delhi over the decades." Contact Dan Rizzie at [email protected].
Obituary by Eackles-Spencer & Norton Funeral Home
From Paul Rieger, Class of 1970: "I am e-mailing you to let the AIS community
know that my dad, John Rieger, died. I'm attaching the death notice that
appeared in the Washington Post.
Dad had been in the West Falls assisted living section of the Falcon's Landing military/state department retirement community in Sterling, Virginia. He had a minor stroke Saturday morning, 9 June 2012 at breakfast. They sent him to
Reston Hospital ER in an ambulance. My sister, Annie (Class of 1972), met him there.
Long and short: he died quietly, peacefully, purposefully with Annie holding
My older sister Patty (ACS, Beirut, '63), who lives in Sebastopol, California; and
I are in town at Annie's helping with the funeral arrangements.
I thought the AIS folks would like to know about dad, since he was Admin officer
at the Embassy from 1968-1974 and his office was in charge of AIS. Also, he accompanied us on the 1995 AIS Delhi reunion tour. Ciao."
Obituary by Murphy Funeral Home
On December 22, 2011, Anna R. Scott,
mother of Rhonda Scott (Class of 69), the
late Rhonie Scott (Class of 1979), Brenda
Scott (Class of 1974), and Barbara Scott
(toddler fan at AIS basketball games) and
wife of retired SMAJ Rhonie J. Scott, passed away in Tampa, Florida.
Every day we salute her and celebrate her full life and the wonder-
ful experiences that she had. She always included our time in New Delhi as a highlight and continually amazed us by being able to recall, by name, our AIS classmates, friends, and neighbors.
There's some sad news to share from the Studwell clan (Cherie Studwell Lazaroff, Class of 1965; Tom Studwell, Class of 1967; Kathy Studwell Sabino, Class of 1971; Philip Studwell, Class of 1973, and David Studwell, Pat Sue Studwell Vaughan, too young for school):
Our father, the Rev. William A. Studwell, died suddenly and unexpectedly the morning of Sunday, January 22, 2012 in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.
He was called in 1959 to be the first minister for the Union Church in New Delhi, an international
and interdenominational congregation, and we all arrived
During our six years in India, the church included Americans and other English-speaking foreigners serving India in its effort to raise the
standard of living for its citizens, as well as Indian Christians who preferred an American style of worship.
AIS was a small and growing school when we arrived, and Bill and Peg Studwell engaged many of our students in camping at Pahalgam, retreats to Sat Tal, dramatics, and service projects
through the Senior Youth Fellowship (also MYF).
Peg (who died in 1973) also served on the school board and as a middle school English teacher.
Bill and his wife Barbara enjoyed meeting with friends and alumni at the 2001 reunion in Washington. The extended family gathers in Orlando,
Saturday, February 11 to celebrate Bill Studwell's life.
Cherie Studwell Lazaroff
More from Cherie: Studwell Memorial Service
Sad News - Robin Marquis, Class of 1976
It is with deep sadness that the Marquis family tell you that Robin Marquis, Class
of 1976, died suddenly on December 7, 2011.
Robin had lived in New York City since graduating with distinction from the
University of Virginia in 1981. During her years in New York, she was a manager
at some of the best restaurants in the city, including Bobby Flay's Mesa Grill.
Robin was a loving wife, daughter, sister and friend. Her death leaves a huge void
for all those who knew and loved her.
She is survived by her husband of 14 years, James Pyron; parents Tom and Jan Marquis; siblings Kathy Kitch Clark (Class of 1971); Eric Marquis (Class of 1974); Julie Marquis (Class of 1981); and her nephews Eric Thomas Marquis and Brian James Marquis.
Messages of condolence can be sent to the family at: [email protected] or [email protected]
More from The Marquis Family: Celebrating the Life of Robin Joy Marquis
Sad News - Iona Leriou, Teacher
Posted 15 March 2017
Please click on image above for enlargement.
Sad News - Charles R. Winter, Class of 1964
Charles Winter, Class of 1964
Class of 1964 Charles R. Winter III, of Williamsport, Pennsylvania, died May 9, 2011 of pancreatic cancer
at the Gatehouse Hospice. He was born April 18, 1946,
in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, the son of Charles R.
and Barbara C. (Harbison) Winter II.
Charles remained involved with our AIS/AES community over the years by attending reunions and gatherings. For the past four years, he was his AIS Class of 1964 alumni secretary and will be sorely missed by everyone.
Sad News - Bruce David Rogers, Class of 1975
Bruce David Rogers, Class of 1975
We are sorry to report that Bruce Rogers (Class of 1975) passed
away in his sleep on June 28, 2011
at his home in Riga, Latvia. Bruce was the Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Latvia. Bruce
is survived by his wife Gale and children, Ann and Chris.
Obituary by US Embassy Latvia
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