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Rose Robinson, class of 1964

- - March 15th, 2017

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We are saddened to inform you of thte recent passing of Rose Robinson, class of 1964.She leaves to mourn her loss, her daughter, Cherita Whiting.

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John R. Clark, Sr. class of 1965

- - March 4th, 2017

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John Rodney Clark, Sr. passed away suddenly on March 4, 2017. Born November 30, 1947 in Washington, D.C. to Fannie J. (Clark) Hawthorne and Julius R. Clark, Sr., he graduated from Coolidge High School and went on to earn his Bachelor's Degree from Howard University and Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Cornell University. Mr. Clark had over 35 years of Federal service, beginning as a Management Intern in the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission and rising through various administrative management positions in the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). He ascended to the highest level of the Senior Executive Service (SES) and retired from his role as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Resource Management in the Office of Science in 2004.

Mentorship was a key component of his life. Mr. Clark's initial mentees were his sons, who each attained postgraduate degrees from top universities. He formally and informally guided dozens of men and women at DOE to higher levels of professional achievement. Mr. Clark volunteered thousands of hours to guiding young African-Americans in his church's Boys Rites of Passage Program, to providing valuable advice and direction to young MBAs enrolled in Cornell University's Johnson Graduate School of Management, and to advising/supporting his mentees throughout their lives. Due to his untiring community service efforts and exceptional professional achievements, Mr. Clark was one of the first recipients of President George H.W. Bush's "Thousand Points of Light" Award (1990), and was the second recipient of Cornell University's Wilbur Parker Distinguished Alumni Award (2004). These were two of many recognitions for his service to his country, his profession, and his community.

Mr. Clark is survived by his beloved and loving wife of 43 years, Diane G. Clark (MAT); elder son, John R. Clark, Jr., MD, FAAP and daughter-in-law, Chanelle Clark, MD, FACOG of Houston, TX; younger son, Kevin J. Clark (MBA) and daughter-in-law Udanda N. Clark, CPA (MAC) of Walnut Creek, CA; four grandchildren: Camille, Harrison, Claire (John & Chanelle) and Campbell (Kevin & Udanda); his sister, Jeannette Morsell (Mike); his brother, Roger Clark (Marsha); and numerous Godsons, nephews, nieces, and cousins.

The Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, March 25th, tentatively set at 1pCT, at the Windsor Village United Methodist Church, 6000 Heatherbrook Drive, Houston, TX 77085 (Kirbyjon H. Caldwell, Senior Pastor).
Should friends desire, contributions in Mr. Clark's memory may be directed to the Office of Diversity & Inclusion at Cornell's Johnson Graduate School of Management (
http://www.johnson.cornell.edu/giving). Please annotate your gift with "In memory of John Rodney Clark, Sr." The school plans to honor his memory at its 2017 Diversity Symposium in October. Monetary gifts can also be mailed to Johnson School at Cornell University c/o Ben Davis Office of Alumni Affairs and Development 130 E. Seneca Street, Suite 400, Ithaca, NY 14850.
 

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John Clark, Sr.

November 30th, 1947 - March 4th, 2017

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John Rodney Clark, Sr. passed away suddenly on March 4, 2017. Born November 30, 1947, in Washington, D.C. to Fannie J. (Clark) Hawthorne and Julius R. Clark, Sr., he graduated from Coolidge High School and went on to earn his Bachelor's Degree from Howard University and Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Cornell University. Mr. Clark had over 35 years of Federal service, beginning as a Management Intern in the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission and rising through various administrative management positions in the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). He ascended to the highest level of the Senior Executive Service (SES) and retired from his role as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Resource Management in the Office of Science in 2004.
Mentorship was a key component of his life. Mr. Clark's initial mentees were his sons, who each attained postgraduate degrees from top universities. He formally and informally guided dozens of men and women at DOE to higher levels of professional achievement. Mr. Clark volunteered thousands of hours to guiding young African-Americans in his church's Boys Rites of Passage Program, to providing valuable advice and direction to young MBAs enrolled in Cornell University's Johnson Graduate School of Management, and to advising/supporting his mentees throughout their lives. Due to his untiring community service efforts and exceptional professional achievements, Mr. Clark was one of the first recipients of President George H.W. Bush's "Thousand Points of Light" Award (1990), and was the second recipient of Cornell University's Wilbur Parker Distinguished Alumni Award (2004). These were two of many recognitions for his service to his country, his profession, and his community.
Mr. Clark is survived by his beloved and loving wife of 43 years, Diane G. Clark (MAT); elder son, John R. Clark, Jr., MD, FAAP and daughter-in-law, Chanelle Clark, MD, FACOG of Houston, TX; younger son, Kevin J. Clark (MBA) and daughter-in-law Udanda N. Clark, CPA (MAC) of Walnut Creek, CA; four grandchildren: Camille, Harrison, Claire (John & Chanelle) and Campbell (Kevin & Udanda); his sister, Jeannette Morsell (Mike); his brother, Roger Clark (Marsha); and numerous Godsons, nephews, nieces, and cousins.
The Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, March 25th, tentatively set at 1pCT, at the Windsor Village United Methodist Church, 6000 Heatherbrook Drive, Houston, TX 77085 (Kirbyjon H. Caldwell, Senior Pastor).
Should friends desire, contributions in Mr. Clark's memory may be directed to the Office of Diversity & Inclusion at Cornell's Johnson Graduate School of Management (http://www.johnson.cornell.edu/giving). Please annotate your gift with "In memory of John Rodney Clark, Sr." The school plans to honor his memory at its 2017 Diversity Symposium in October. Monetary gifts can also be mailed to Johnson School at Cornell University c/o Ben Davis Office of Alumni Affairs and Development 130 E. Seneca Street, Suite 400, Ithaca, NY 14850.

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Rodney Savoy, III (class of '61)

February 2nd, 1944 - January 30th, 2017

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We are saddened to inform you that on Monday, January 30, 2017, Rodney P. Savoy, III., class of 1961 passed after a lengthy illness. He leaves to mourn his loss, his wife, Jean Savoy (teacher at CCHS), three children, Scott, Shaun, and Cortney Savoy Harper (teacher at CCHS),and a brother, Irving Savoy (class of '64). 

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Hilton Green, class of '65

- - January 30th, 2017

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We are saddened to inform you that on Monday, January 30, 2017, Hilton L. Green, Jr., class of 1965 passed after a lengthy illness. He leaves to mourn his loss, his wife, Janis Garnett Green (class of '66), two children, Paul and Nicole Green,and a brother, Arnold Green (class of '68).

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From frances Luckett Hunter on January 30th, 2017
Hilton your joy and unending dedication to the Class of 65 is already profoundly  missed.

However, your LOVE and joy for life and humankind is long remembered.

Your kindness has made a profound difference to ALL who crossed your path.

Here's to the greatness of a LEGEND............................Sir Hilton Green!

Lovingly,
Fran
 
From Steve Whitney on January 30th, 2017
Hilton's jovial vitality, personal warmth, humor and energy are unforgettable. He's one of my best memories from Coolidge. It is a very sad day to hear the news. Barbara and I send our most sincere sympathy to his family.
 
From Harold T. Little Jr. on January 31st, 2017
My wife, Cassandra, and I send our condolences to the Green family.  Hilton was a year ahead of me, but remember from high school ROTC.  He will be remembered for all the good he did.
 
From Cheryl Hylton Rucker on January 31st, 2017
Having known Hilton Green since our days at Whittier Elementary, I have many memories of fun times together.   More often than not, he was laughing, making jokes, and making sure everyone around was having fun.  His joyful attitude would be contagious.   I expect him to make the angels laugh now.
 
From Emille Mercer Robinson on January 31st, 2017
Image I didn't know Hilton well, but remember him as being friends with my brothers, Ernie and Johnny Mercer, and more recently, serving on the Class of '65 Reunion Committee with Johnny.  To the family, you have my deepest sympathy on the loss of your loved one, and I will most certainly keep you in my prayers. May Hilton be resting eternally in heavenly peace.
 
From Earlene Allen Winkey on January 31st, 2017
The Hilton family are in my prayers. He has gone on to be with the lord. God bless you all'
 

Adrian Leland McCoy

March 27th, 1954 - October 13th, 2016

Rest in power, Brother Warrior ALM. Extending peaceful transitions for the family, friends and loved ones.

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Adrian L. McCoy of Washington, DC and Class of 1972, passed on Thursday, October 13, 2016. He is survived by this sister Sonja McCoy, nephew Sean C. McCoy (Michelle) and two grand-nieces. Memorial service will be held Thursday, October 20, 2016 at Snead Funeral Home, 5732 Georgia Avenue, NW, DC 20011 at 10:00am.

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Vernon Burgess

September 11th, 1946 - June 4th, 2016

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Paul Quander, Jr.

- - March 22nd, 2016

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We are saddened to inform you of the recent passing of  Paul A. Quander, Jr., class of 1973.Memorial services for former District of Columbia Deputy Mayor for Public Safety and Justice, The Honorable Paul A. Quander, Jr. will take place Saturday, April 2, 2016 at the Howard University School of Law, Dumbarton Chapel, 2900 Van Ness Street, NW, Washington, D.C.  There will be a viewing from 9:00 AM until 11:00 AM, followed by services.

Paul was very special person to each of us, and a wonderful asset for the entire District community. The public is welcomed to remember his life and legacy.

 
We have much for which to be grateful for having him in our lives.  Please keep the entire Quander family in your thoughts and prayers.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a contribution to the Georgetown Lombardi Cancer Center (https://lombardi.georgetown.edu/), the Howard University School of Law (http://www.law.howard.edu/), and/or Community Hospice (http://whatmatterstome.org/).

 

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From Demitri Kornegay on March 28th, 2016
A great friend, a great teammate, a great man.
 

Curtis Broadie (L)

September 24th, 1967 - December 10th, 2015

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Curtis departed this earth on December 10, 2015.   He was 48.   He left an impact on everyone he encourterd.   The joys of his life was his three children, Casey LeAnn, Curtis Jr., and Grace Alexandra. 

Curtis was a devoted father, friend, husband, colleauge and mentor.

His gift was coaching many sports.  The joy of his life was coaching his daughter in basketball.

He left so much of himself with his family.  We are grateful for 48 years.

Rest in heaven DADDY!!!


 

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Charles "Mike" Hobbs, class of 1966

- - December 3rd, 2015

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We are saddened to inform you of the recent passing of  Charles "Mike" Hobbs, class of 1966. Charles passed away on Thursday, December 3, 2015. He is survived by his wife Malika, four children; five grandchildren, father and two sisters. Services were held on December 12, 2015 at Fairfax Memorial Funeral
Home, 9902 Braddock Road, Fairfax, Virginia.

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Robin Edmonds-Wheeler, class of '70

October 3rd, 1951 - November 23rd, 2015

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Robin C. Wheeler peacefully departed this life on November 23, 2015. She was preceded in death by son, Ryan Feutardo. She leaves to cherish her memories, beloved husband, Keith Wheeler; sons, Ramon "China" Feutardo and Keith Goff; daughter, Rokeia Wheeler and a host of other relatives and friends. Services will be held on Wednesday, December 2, 2015 at Bells United Methodist Church, 6016 Allentown Road, Camp Springs, MD. Viewing, 10 a.m.; Service, 11 a.m.

Robin C. Wheeler peacefully departed this life on November 23, 2015. She was preceded in death by son, Ryan Feutardo. She leaves to cherish her memories, beloved husband, Keith Wheeler; sons, Ramon "China" Feutardo and Keith Goff; daughter, Rokeia Wheeler and a host of other relatives and friends. Services will be held on Wednesday, December 2, 2015 at Bells United Methodist Church, 6016 Allentown Road, Camp Springs, MD. Viewing, 10 a.m.; Service, 11 a.m. Interment Harmony Memorial Park. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/washingtonpost/obituary.aspx?n=robin-c-wheeler&pid=176715747&fhid=20395#sthash.kVMmIr3d.dpuf

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Harold Coleman

September 25th, 1945 - July 25th, 2015

With sadness, I inform you of my brother’s passing.  He was in the class of 1964 under Harold Coleman. 
Vivian Coleman Woods-Flowers (Class of 1967)
 

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William Harold Coleman
(September 25, 1945 - July 25, 2015)
On Saturday, July 25, 2015, William H. Coleman of Glenndale, MD; Family will receive friends on Thursday, July 30, 2015 at Reid Temple AME Church, 11400 Glenn Dale Blvd., Glenn Dale, MD; from 10 a.m. until time of Funeral Service at 11 a.m. Interment Harmony Memorial Cemetery, Landover, MD.
 

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Freddie Vaughns, class of 1967

September 19th, 1948 - July 4th, 2015

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Passed away on Saturday, July 4, 2015. He is survived by devoted wife Sabrina; three children, Courtenay Vaughns (JB), Tara Vaughns-Steele (Anthony) and Todd Vaughns; two sisters, Robin C. Burns and Lisa Vaughns; three brothers, Warren C. Sherrod, Maurice and Dana Vaughns, and a host of other relatives and friends. Visitation from 10 a.m. until time of service 12 Noon on Monday, July 13 at Shiloh Baptist Church, 1500 9th St., NW, Washington, DC 20001. Interment Lincoln Memorial Cemetery

reraway on Saturday, July 4, 2015. He is survived by devoted wife Sabrina; three children, Courtenay Vaughns (JB), Tara Vaughns-Steele (Anthony) and Todd Vaughns; two sisters, Robin C. Burns and Lisa Vaughns; three brothers, Warren C. Sherrod, Maurice and Dana Vaughns, and a host of other relatives and friends. Visitation from 10 a.m. until time of service 12 Noon on Monday, July 13 at Shiloh Baptist Church, 1500 9th St., NW, Washington, DC 20001. Interment Lincoln Memorial Cemetery. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/washingtonpost/obituary.aspx?n=freddie-t-vaughns&pid=175257276&fhid=16566#sthash.UYfiBpS1.dpuf
Passed away on Saturday, July 4, 2015. He is survived by devoted wife Sabrina; three children, Courtenay Vaughns (JB), Tara Vaughns-Steele (Anthony) and Todd Vaughns; two sisters, Robin C. Burns and Lisa Vaughns; three brothers, Warren C. Sherrod, Maurice and Dana Vaughns, and a host of other relatives and friends. Visitation from 10 a.m. until time of service 12 Noon on Monday, July 13 at Shiloh Baptist Church, 1500 9th St., NW, Washington, - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/washingtonpost/obituary.aspx?n=freddie-t-vaughns&pid=175257276&fhid=16566#sthash.FeZaJgVp.dpuf

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From Connie Boddie on July 16th, 2015
Image OMG!!!  Robust,  full-of-life Freddie Vaughns has arrived in heaven and taken over the job of Gabriel and his horn.  God bless you my friend, you served well here on earth and I know that you will do the same in your job.
Colt Love,
Connie Boddie
 

Alton (Tony) Duncanson, class of 1966

- - June 27th, 2015

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We are saddened to inform you of the recent passing of Alton (Tony) Duncanson, class of 1966. Tony passed away suddenly on Saturday, June 27, 2015. The Coolidge Alumni community extends our most heart-felt sympathy and prayers to the Duncanson family.

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From Russell Bacon on July 16th, 2015
Tony
Great friend and neighbor for years.
I always looked for to seeing you when I was in the neighborhood or at Coolidge events.
 
From Mary Hayes on July 15th, 2015
RIP Tony. Remembering you at Coolidge. 66
 
From Francine Jennings on July 15th, 2015
Tony was always such a sweet, sincere, guy.  We were always talking about performance and music.  I will miss his calm, caring spirit!

Francine Gray
 
From Emille Mercer Robinson on July 23rd, 2015
Oh my!  I was unaware of Tony's passing and am so sad to learn of it here on this page!  Tony was a sweet, fun-loving and funny guy.  Our families went all the way back to Mayfair together, and I remember how he used to tease me so long ago.  May Tony rest in peace in Paradise, and re-connect with the many Coolidge Colts who were there to greet him.  Condolences from the Mercer family go out to Tony's family and loved ones.
 

Tonifane Fontaine, class of '75

- - May 26th, 2015

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Tonifane Fontaine departed this life on Tuesday, 5/26/15. He passed in his sleep. We will have a funeral for Tonifane on Saturday 6/13/15 at 11:00am, with a 2 hour viewing from 9:00-11:00am at Takoma Park Baptist Church, 635 Aspen Street NW, Washington, DC, 20012.

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Howard (Cowboy) Williams, class of '74

- - March 25th, 2015

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From alfonzo stringfield on April 1st, 2015
Cowboy, Pumkin, or jonny on the spot, you were known throughout the  city as one of the best mechanics in town. You helped me an countless others when we were in need. But you were also a big brother figure to me and alot of others on Oglethorepe st growing up and I just want to say thank you for all the things you taught us and all the fun and laughs you provided us with. You will be truelly missed and will never be forgotten, Rest In Peace homeboy.
 
From Alicia Renee Brown-Harris on April 2nd, 2015
Cowboy and I were heart mates, we each carried a little of each other's heart throughout the years. I remember him walking into Hosea Brown's class a day before the end of school 1974 and we've been friends every since. I will surely miss his humor, love of music and anything on wheels.  RIP Punkin!!!
 
From TERESA PEEPLES-HOPKINS on April 6th, 2015
"Cowboy" was a long time neighbor (from childhood) who lived up the hill.   I remember him as a "protector".  Before he acquired the nickname Cowboy, he was known as "Pumkin"!  Rest in peace.
 

Michael (Moe) Moore

August 4th, 1949 - November 15th, 2014

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Michael Murray Moore (Moe).  Class of 1967. Sunrise August 4, 1949, Sunset Nov 15, 2014.
Passed quietly in sleep at his home in Herndon, Va.  Known affectionately as Moe, was a vibrant and long time friend to many in Washington, DC and beyond.

Homegoing: Monday, November 24, 2014 @ Middleburg United Methodist Church,
15 West Washington St., Middleburg, Va. 20117 Visitation: 10:00 am, Service: 11:00 am, Repast on location.

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From Jayne Withers on November 24th, 2014
To the family of Michael "Moe" Moore,  you have my deepest sympathy.  Moe was a great guy...so much fun.  He will be sorely missed.
 

Leland (Lee) Higdon

August 7th, 1963 - November 1st, 2014

Class of 1981
Love you and miss you so very much
-your daughter,shug

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Charles Green, class of 1966

- - October 9th, 2014

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On Thursday, October 9, 2014. Beloved father of Damon (Jennifer) and Sean Green; loving grandfather of Maya, Jada and Reina. He is also survived by three brothers, Johnnie, Thomas (Barbara) and Ronald (Magdalena) Green; and two sisters, Norva Jackson and Cheryl (Charles) Whitaker. He retired from the Metropolitan Police Department. Family will receive friends on Friday, October 17 from 12:30 p.m. until time of service 1:30 p.m. at FORT LINCOLN FUNERAL HOME, 3401 Bladensburg Rd., Brentwood, MD. Interment Fort Lincoln Cemetery

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From Marylyn Tyler Martin on October 16th, 2014
On behalf of the Martin Family (Otis, Marylyn (Tyler),  class of 1966  and Jessica Martin, we extend our condolences to the Green family, Pastor Charles and First Lady Cheryl.  May the PEACE of GOD be with you during this time of bereavement.
 

Gardine Hailes (Tiggle)

- - October 4th, 2014

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On Saturday, October 4, 2014, Gardine Hailes Tiggle of Dunwoody, GA (formerly of Washington, DC) transitioned peacefully at home. Beloved wife of Ronald B. Tiggle; adored mother of Stanley Hailes, Jr.; loving sister of Alfred, Dwight, Francis, Lisa, Adrienne, Steve, Eugene, and the late Katherine Richardson. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Memorial service will be held at Unity of Washington DC, 1225 R St. NW, Washington, DC 20009 at 12 p.m. on Saturday, October 18, 2014

On Saturday, October 4, 2014, Gardine Hailes Tiggle of Dunwoody, GA (formerly of Washington, DC) transitioned peacefully at home. Beloved wife of Ronald B. Tiggle; adored mother of Stanley Hailes, Jr.; loving sister of Alfred, Dwight, Francis, Lisa, Adrienne, Steve, Eugene, and the late Katherine Richardson. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Memorial service will be held at Unity of Washington DC, 1225 R St. NW, Washington, DC 20009 at 12 p.m. on Saturday, October 18, 2014 - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/washingtonpost/obituary.aspx?n=gardine-h-tiggle&pid=172788747#sthash.ZzjNDtUP.dpuf
On Saturday, October 4, 2014, Gardine Hailes Tiggle of Dunwoody, GA (formerly of Washington, DC) transitioned peacefully at home. Beloved wife of Ronald B. Tiggle; adored mother of Stanley Hailes, Jr.; loving sister of Alfred, Dwight, Francis, Lisa, Adrienne, Steve, Eugene, and the late Katherine Richardson. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Memorial service will be held at Unity of Washington DC, 1225 R St. NW, Washington, DC 20009 at 12 p.m. on Saturday, October 18, 2014. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/washingtonpost/obituary.aspx?n=gardine-h-tiggle&pid=172788747#sthash.ZzjNDtUP.dpuf
On Saturday, October 4, 2014, Gardine Hailes Tiggle of Dunwoody, GA (formerly of Washington, DC) transitioned peacefully at home. Beloved wife of Ronald B. Tiggle; adored mother of Stanley Hailes, Jr.; loving sister of Alfred, Dwight, Francis, Lisa, Adrienne, Steve, Eugene, and the late Katherine Richardson. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Memorial service will be held at Unity of Washington DC, 1225 R St. NW, Washington, DC 20009 at 12 p.m. on Saturday, October 18, 2014. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/washingtonpost/obituary.aspx?n=gardine-h-tiggle&pid=172788747#sthash.ZzjNDtUP.dpuf

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Tony Shelton, class of 1975

- - May 11th, 2014

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We are saddened to inform you of the recent passing of  Tony Shelton, class of 1975. Tony peacefully passed away Sunday, May 11, 2014 after a year long battle with cancer. The Coolidge Alumni community extends our most heart-felt sympathy and prayers to the  family.

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From Sharon Hiler on May 19th, 2014
It sadden me we have lost another friend in our Lamond Home. The Hiler Clan has known Tony Shelton and the Family for a long time. We wish to express our condolence to the Shelton Family. Weep no more! He is at rest and he is at peace. Blessing to the Family. To Lamond We have lost one of our own and he will be missed. Blessings! The Sharon Hiler
 
From Richard Farmer on May 19th, 2014
RIP my  brother.
 

Andre Butler, class of 1976

- - March 26th, 2014

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Suddenly on March 26, 2014. Survived by wife, Taana Gardner-Butler; loving daughters, Krystal Butler, Xenia Simmons and Yasmina Gardener; two sons, Kimani and Kiburi Gardner; mother, Joan Butler; three sisters, Diane James, Janet Butler and Jolyn Eley (Timothy); one brother, Thomas Butler (Denise); three nieces, one nephew, and a host of other relatives and friends. Family will receive friends on Friday, April 4, 2014 from 9:30 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m. at Mt. Vernon United Methodist Church, 4147 Minnesota Ave. N.E., Washington, DC.
Suddenly on March 26, 2014. Survived by wife, Taana Gardner-Butler; loving daughters, Krystal Butler, Xenia Simmons and Yasmina Gardener; two sons, Kimani and Kiburi Gardner; mother, Joan Butler; three sisters, Diane James, Janet Butler and Jolyn Eley (Timothy); one brother, Thomas Butler (Denise); three nieces, one nephew, and a host of other relatives and friends. Family will receive friends on Friday, April 4, 2014 from 9:30 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m. at Mt. Vernon United Methodist Church, 4147 Minnesota Ave. N.E., Washington, DC - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/washingtonpost/obituary.aspx?n=andre-t-butler&pid=170458046&fhid=15243#sthash.6EgFtswG.dpuf
Suddenly on March 26, 2014. Survived by wife, Taana Gardner-Butler; loving daughters, Krystal Butler, Xenia Simmons and Yasmina Gardener; two sons, Kimani and Kiburi Gardner; mother, Joan Butler; three sisters, Diane James, Janet Butler and Jolyn Eley (Timothy); one brother, Thomas Butler (Denise); three nieces, one nephew, and a host of other relatives and friends. Family will receive friends on Friday, April 4, 2014 from 9:30 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m. at Mt. Vernon United Methodist Church, 4147 Minnesota Ave. N.E., Washington, DC - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/washingtonpost/obituary.aspx?n=andre-t-butler&pid=170458046&fhid=15243#sthash.6EgFtswG.dpuf
Suddenly on March 26, 2014. Survived by wife, Taana Gardner-Butler; loving daughters, Krystal Butler, Xenia Simmons and Yasmina Gardener; two sons, Kimani and Kiburi Gardner; mother, Joan Butler; three sisters, Diane James, Janet Butler and Jolyn Eley (Timothy); one brother, Thomas Butler (Denise); three nieces, one nephew, and a host of other relatives and friends. Family will receive friends on Friday, April 4, 2014 from 9:30 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m. at Mt. Vernon United Methodist Church, 4147 Minnesota Ave. N.E., Washington, DC - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/washingtonpost/obituary.aspx?n=andre-t-butler&pid=170458046&fhid=15243#sthash.6EgFtswG.dpuf

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Karen Edwards (Washington, class of 1965)

- - March 23rd, 2014

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On Sunday, March 23, 2014, after a long illness. She leaves to cherish her memory a son, Matthew P. Washington (Xochitl); grandsons, Humberto Eduardo and Jackson Conard; sisters, Donna Edwards Henry, Kay Demby Bogues (George) and Annice Majette; uncles, Charles Edwards (Doris) and Rolando Amerson (Corrina); nephews, Jeffrey Barber (Nikki) and Ronald Majette Jr.; a host of cousins; other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her brother, Conard P. Edwards, Jr. A Memorial Service will be held in Chicago, IL at a later date.

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From Pamela Thurber Duncan on March 31st, 2014
Karen clearly was one of the smartest members of the Class of 1965, if not the smartest.  She joined Junior Neighbors, Inc. which I was helping to start, and I remember on the day that President Kennedy was shot walking up Blair Road to a gathering at her house.  I lost touch with her after we graduated, something I really regreted, but gather that she was in academic life in Chicago.  I see by the obituary that she left a son and two grandsons.  Of course, her sister Donna was a wonderful person as well.  Karen Edwards was a remarkable person.
 
From Kathryn Turner on April 2nd, 2014
Karen was one of the nicest, smartest in our class.  She was a kind person.  I lost touch with many of my classmates after graduating, and did not realize she lived in Chicago, my home town. 

Deepest condolences to her family; she will live on and be remembered fondly by many of us.
 
From LARRY ABELMAN on August 5th, 2015
WE ALL REMEMBER KAREN AS THE SMARTEST PERSON WE KNEW.  HER NAME CAME UP DURING A GET TOGETHER OF A FEW OF US THAT WENT TO COOLIDGE WITH HER.
 

Sharon Lee, class of 1975

- - March 21st, 2014

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We are saddened to inform you of the recent passing of Sharon Lee, class of 1975. Friends are invited to greet the family on Friday, March 28 from 12 noon until time of Memorial Service at 1:00 p.m. at Pope Funeral Home, 5538 Marlboro Pike, Forestville, MD, 20747 The Coolidge Alumni community extends our most heart-felt sympathy and prayers to the  family.

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From Ophelia Johnson- Vanderpool on March 27th, 2014
Dear Sharon, RIP, may the Lord continue to bless and watch over your family during this time of sorrow. The days at Coolidge for our class 73-75 were a wonderful time. Love and Peace, Ophelia .... Class of 75
 
From June Davis-Thornton on March 27th, 2014
I certainly send my condolences to the entire Lee family. I remember Sharon being a sweet, beautiful person.  May she rest in peace and send an abundance of prayers to the family!

June Davis-Thornton
 

Pamela Withers (Johnson, class of 1971)

- - March 9th, 2014

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Pam transitioned peacefully surrounded by her family on Sunday, March 9, 2014. Left to cherish fond memories, are her siblings, Jayne, Sheila, and Maria Withers and Ronald Butler. She is also survived by a host of nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends. Friends are invited to greet the family on Friday, March 21 from 10 a.m. until time of Memorial Service at 11 a.m. at Divine Science Church of the Healing Christ, 2025 - 35th Street NW. A Celebration of Life Service will be held the same day at Covenant Baptist Church, 3845 S. Capitol St., SW at 2:45 p.m.

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From Marvel Long Brown on March 19th, 2014
Rest in Peace Pam, no more worries.
 
From MonaCheri Pollard on March 21st, 2014
Sincere condolences to the family. Our alumni sister will be missed.  Pam was always a bright star in supporting CCAA activities and a cherised past board member. May the Creator surround her and the family with fond remembrances and unending love.  Peace my Sister.
MonaCheri Pollard
Class of 1970 and Former At-Large CCAA Board Member
 

Leroy Williams, Jr. class of 1976

- - February 1st, 2014

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WILLIAMS LEROY WILLIAMS, JR. "Lee" Joined his parents and older brother, among others, with Our Heavenly Father on Saturday, February 1, 2014. A native Washingtonian, he attended Keene Elementary, Rabaut Junior High and Coolidge High Schools. Lee briefly served with the local Army National Guard and the U.S. Navy; and, he was employed by the D.C. Board of Elections for almost 30 years before retiring as a computer specialist in October 2013. Lee loved his life! He especially relished sporting events - so much so that he sought and obtained a successful part-time gig as an usher at Verizon Center, where he enjoyed the camaraderie and friendship of his colleagues; and, sports - as a younger man, he was a fantastic volleyball player. Lee liked to travel, exercised by walking to most places, and doted on his niece and godchildren. He took great pleasure in being around good friends; and he took even greater pleasure in being around good food and those good people who could prepare it. As such, Lee steadfastly disallowed anyone to interfere with how he lived his life. He kept a couple of mini-journals; in one he copied: "Life is short. Don't make my day long." At the same time, Lee valued a Christian life. To that end, he sought knowledge and salvation initially through his home church, Tenth Street Baptist Church. Ultimately, Lee gained solace at First Trinity Lutheran Church in Washington, DC, where he frequently attended, when he was working on Sunday afternoons. He believed when he also copied: "Yesterday is history; tomorrow is a mystery; today is a gift." Lee is survived by two sisters who loved him, Kathy S. Williams and Anita G. W. Fogan; a compassionate sister-in-law, Lois Williams, and two nephews, Lymond Jr. and Darryl; a cherished niece, Avonda S. Fogan and her father, Hubert Von Fogan; a dear uncle and aunt, Charles and Catherine Jones; his adored godchildren, Tyrone, Lesley, Quenton, Leah; and, a tremendous host of relatives and friends. A Memorial Service will be held February 22, 2014, 10 a.m. at Tenth Street Baptist Church, 1000 R Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20001; 202/232-1685. Arrangements entrusted to LATNEY'S.

WILLIAMS LEROY WILLIAMS, JR. "Lee" Joined his parents and older brother, among others, with Our Heavenly Father on Saturday, February 1, 2014. A native Washingtonian, he attended Keene Elementary, Rabaut Junior High and Coolidge High Schools. Lee briefly served with the local Army National Guard and the U.S. Navy; and, he was employed by the D.C. Board of Elections for almost 30 years before retiring as a computer specialist in October 2013. Lee loved his life! He especially relished sporting events - so much so that he sought and obtained a successful part-time gig as an usher at Verizon Center, where he enjoyed the camaraderie and friendship of his colleagues; and, sports - as a younger man, he was a fantastic volleyball player. Lee liked to travel, exercised by walking to most places, and doted on his niece and godchildren. He took great pleasure in being around good friends; and he took even greater pleasure in being around good food and those good people who could prepare it. As such, Lee steadfastly disallowed anyone to interfere with how he lived his life. He kept a couple of mini-journals; in one he copied: "Life is short. Don't make my day long." At the same time, Lee valued a Christian life. To that end, he sought knowledge and salvation initially through his home church, Tenth Street Baptist Church. Ultimately, Lee gained solace at First Trinity Lutheran Church in Washington, DC, where he frequently attended, when he was working on Sunday afternoons. He believed when he also copied: "Yesterday is history; tomorrow is a mystery; today is a gift." Lee is survived by two sisters who loved him, Kathy S. Williams and Anita G. W. Fogan; a compassionate sister-in-law, Lois Williams, and two nephews, Lymond Jr. and Darryl; a cherished niece, Avonda S. Fogan and her father, Hubert Von Fogan; a dear uncle and aunt, Charles and Catherine Jones; his adored godchildren, Tyrone, Lesley, Quenton, Leah; and, a tremendous host of relatives and friends. A Memorial Service will be held February 22, 2014, 10 a.m. at Tenth Street Baptist Church, 1000 R Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20001; 202/232-1685. Arrangements entrusted to LATNEY'S. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/washingtonpost/obituary.aspx?n=leroy-williams&pid=169572421&fhid=17011#sthash.RYg3MdMA.dpuf
WILLIAMS LEROY WILLIAMS, JR. "Lee" Joined his parents and older brother, among others, with Our Heavenly Father on Saturday, February 1, 2014. A native Washingtonian, he attended Keene Elementary, Rabaut Junior High and Coolidge High Schools. Lee briefly served with the local Army National Guard and the U.S. Navy; and, he was employed by the D.C. Board of Elections for almost 30 years before retiring as a computer specialist in October 2013. Lee loved his life! He especially relished sporting events - so much so that he sought and obtained a successful part-time gig as an usher at Verizon Center, where he enjoyed the camaraderie and friendship of his colleagues; and, sports - as a younger man, he was a fantastic volleyball player. Lee liked to travel, exercised by walking to most places, and doted on his niece and godchildren. He took great pleasure in being around good friends; and he took even greater pleasure in being around good food and those good people who could prepare it. As such, Lee steadfastly disallowed anyone to interfere with how he lived his life. He kept a couple of mini-journals; in one he copied: "Life is short. Don't make my day long." At the same time, Lee valued a Christian life. To that end, he sought knowledge and salvation initially through his home church, Tenth Street Baptist Church. Ultimately, Lee gained solace at First Trinity Lutheran Church in Washington, DC, where he frequently attended, when he was working on Sunday afternoons. He believed when he also copied: "Yesterday is history; tomorrow is a mystery; today is a gift." Lee is survived by two sisters who loved him, Kathy S. Williams and Anita G. W. Fogan; a compassionate sister-in-law, Lois Williams, and two nephews, Lymond Jr. and Darryl; a cherished niece, Avonda S. Fogan and her father, Hubert Von Fogan; a dear uncle and aunt, Charles and Catherine Jones; his adored godchildren, Tyrone, Lesley, Quenton, Leah; and, a tremendous host of relatives and friends. A Memorial Service will be held February 22, 2014, 10 a.m. at Tenth Street Baptist Church, 1000 R Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20001; 202/232-1685. Arrangements entrusted to LATNEY'S. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/washingtonpost/obituary.aspx?n=leroy-williams&pid=169572421&fhid=17011#sthash.RYg3MdMA.dpuf
WILLIAMS LEROY WILLIAMS, JR. "Lee" Joined his parents and older brother, among others, with Our Heavenly Father on Saturday, February 1, 2014. A native Washingtonian, he attended Keene Elementary, Rabaut Junior High and Coolidge High Schools. Lee briefly served with the local Army National Guard and the U.S. Navy; and, he was employed by the D.C. Board of Elections for almost 30 years before retiring as a computer specialist in October 2013. Lee loved his life! He especially relished sporting events - so much so that he sought and obtained a successful part-time gig as an usher at Verizon Center, where he enjoyed the camaraderie and friendship of his colleagues; and, sports - as a younger man, he was a fantastic volleyball player. Lee liked to travel, exercised by walking to most places, and doted on his niece and godchildren. He took great pleasure in being around good friends; and he took even greater pleasure in being around good food and those good people who could prepare it. As such, Lee steadfastly disallowed anyone to interfere with how he lived his life. He kept a couple of mini-journals; in one he copied: "Life is short. Don't make my day long." At the same time, Lee valued a Christian life. To that end, he sought knowledge and salvation initially through his home church, Tenth Street Baptist Church. Ultimately, Lee gained solace at First Trinity Lutheran Church in Washington, DC, where he frequently attended, when he was working on Sunday afternoons. He believed when he also copied: "Yesterday is history; tomorrow is a mystery; today is a gift." Lee is survived by two sisters who loved him, Kathy S. Williams and Anita G. W. Fogan; a compassionate sister-in-law, Lois Williams, and two nephews, Lymond Jr. and Darryl; a cherished niece, Avonda S. Fogan and her father, Hubert Von Fogan; a dear uncle and aunt, Charles and Catherine Jones; his adored godchildren, Tyrone, Lesley, Quenton, Leah; and, a tremendous host of relatives and friends. A Memorial Service will be held February 22, 2014, 10 a.m. at Tenth Street Baptist Church, 1000 R Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20001; 202/232-1685. Arrangements entrusted to LATNEY'S. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/washingtonpost/obituary.aspx?n=leroy-williams&pid=169572421&fhid=17011#sthash.RYg3MdMA.dpuf

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Patricia Burgess, class of1971

August 15th, 1953 - January 25th, 2014

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Patricia Faye Burgess departed this life on Saturday, January 25, 2014.  Patty, as she was fondly called, was born in Washington, DC, on August 15, 1953; the only daughter of the late James Clay Burgess, Sr. and Mary Faye Clopton Burgess.  She was the younger of two children.  A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, February 8, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. at Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ, 5301 North Capitol Street, NE, Washington, DC, (202)-723-5330.  Expressions of sympathy may be sent to Ms. Lynne Evans, 2407 Friendship Heights Drive, Ft. Washington, MD  20744.

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From Elsie Cooper Fleming on February 6th, 2014
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You will be sorely missed, my Sister. Rest safely in the arms of Jesus.
 

Carolyn Harley, class of 1966

- - January 23rd, 2014

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We are saddened to inform you of the recent passing of Carolyn Harley, class of 1966.  Carolyn, Entered into eternal rest on Thursday January 23, 1014.  The Coolidge Alumni community extends our most heart-felt sympathy and prayers to the  family.

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From Donna Holcomb-Waters on February 2nd, 2014

Many great memories of coming to the Harleys' home and Mrs. Harley fixing my hair. Playing with Carolyn and Jesse. Such a nice family. Carolyn will be missed.

My deepest sympathy,

Donna

 

Ellis Jackson, class of 1987

- - January 10th, 2014

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We are saddened to inform you of the recent passing of  Ellis Jackson, class of 1987. Ellis peacefully passed away on Friday, January 10, 2014. He is survived by his wife Janeris, a son, Ellis, a sister, Myaa Jackson, class of '88 and a host of additional family and friends. The Coolidge Alumni community extends our most heart-felt sympathy and prayers to the  family.

 

Funeral Arrangements   

Saturday,January 18, 2014

Viewing: 9:00-11:00am 

Service: 11:00am

Location: Old Way Baptist Church
1335 Michigan Ave NE
Washington, DC 20017

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From Art Stroud on January 15th, 2014
Im thankful that I had the prevelidge to know Ellis and his Myaa very well and my prayers are with the family.
 

Donnell Anderson, class of 1965

- - December 29th, 2013

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We are saddened to inform you of the recent passing of  Donnell Anderson, class of 1965. Donnell peacefully passed away Sunday, December 29, 2013. He is survived by his wife Jackie, a son, Bryan, a daughter, Karen, a sister, Gayle Watts, his mother, Mrs Anna Watts, five grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. The Coolidge Alumni community extends our most heart-felt sympathy and prayers to the  family.

 

Funeral Arrangements   

Saturday,January 4, 2014

Viewing: 9:00-11:00am 

Service: 11:00am

Location: Mount Pleasant Baptist Church
215 Rhode Island Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001

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From Grady Gaston on December 31st, 2013
Image Ever since my travels took me to Riggs Park I have known Donnell. He was missed when he went off to war in Viet Nam and welcomed back by his friends and family. There were struggles Donnell never showed his pain or suffering his spirit always reached out to others. Rest my Brother you are missed.
 
From John Parker on January 1st, 2014
My prayers and thoughts are with Donnell and his family this New Years Day. This hits very close to home to the class of '65. May peace be with you, John Parker
 
From Darryl & Enid Marshall on January 3rd, 2014
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I thank God for Donnell, and God using him to witness His gentle-kindness, His sincerity, His Love for Family, and His Power of Love & Friendship. God bless Jackie, Anna and the family for sharing Donnell with us. Enid and I pray you comfort and healing in knowing that Donnell is at Rest and Peace.
Darryl & Enid Marshall, Class of '65
 
From Mac Gaskins on January 4th, 2014
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To Jackie and the family, the Gaskins family, expecially those who went to school with Donnell, Jeff, Al, and Mac, we extend our love to your family.  We have very precious memories of Donnell.  We know that God has never made a mistake and it is a far better place where Donnell is now. You are in our prayers and we thank God and your family for sharing Donnell with us.  Hold on to the joy Donnell gave his family and classmates.
Personally, I have lost a very dear comrade-in-arms.  I still remember D.A. talking about serving his country  when we were in JROTC.  He was one of my inspirations throughout my military career.  His courage inspired me when I was in harms way.  Farewell my brother.
Mac Gadskins, COL. US Army Retired
Class 0f 1965
 

Aletha Williams-Moore, class of 1966

- - December 28th, 2013

Aletha, Entered into eternal rest on Saturday, December 28, 2013 after a long illness. She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles L. Williams and Katherine N. Williams. She leaves to cherish her memory, her life partner, Melvin C. Thomas; siblings, Charles L. Williams, Jr. (Pam Elliott), Kenneth Williams (Angela), Kathy Thompson (William) and Tracye A. Johnson (Ernest Winters); her aunts, Anna Scott and Elsie Norris; many nieces and nephews. She was loved by many other family members and friends. Services were held on Friday, January 10, 2014 at St. Paul's Episcopal Church Rock Creek Parish, on the grounds of Rock Creek Cemetery (located at Rock Creek Church Rd. and Webster St. NW)

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From John Parker on January 20th, 2014
So saddened to hear of Aletha's death. One of the greatest smiles one could ever see! Think of Aletha often when driving on Kansas Ave. John Parker '65
 
From Earlene Allen Winkey on January 20th, 2014
Rest in peace my friend-Paul And Cooledge
 

Janice Willis (Petty)

November 14th, 1946 - November 4th, 2013

 
 
You will always be a part of my life. I love you my sweet friend. Rest in Peace. 

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Lloyd Smith

- - October 29th, 2013

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We are saddened to inform you of the passing of Lloyd R. Smith, Class of '77. Lloyd passed away peacefully in his sleep after a yearlong battle with cancer.  Lloyd was a good friend, and will be missed.

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Charles Gross

January 20th, 1965 - July 7th, 2013

The V St Family & Racing Fraternity held a vigil in the honor of Charles Wednesday night, July 10, 2013 on V Street, NE.

The Calvin Coolidge Class of 1983 would also like to extend our prayers and sympathy to the Gross family.

 

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We are saddened to inform you of the recent passing of  Charles A. Gross, class of 1983. Charles passed away peacefully on July 7, 2013. Loving father of Charnice Milton and James Gross; beloved son of Margaret and the late James Gross.

He is also survived by siblings, Charlene Thompson, James and Alvinia Gross; a devoted fiancee, Teresa Hamilton; 2 aunts, 3 nieces, a nephew, 5 great-nieces, 6 great- nephews, a great-great-nephew, numerous cousins, other relatives and many friends

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Jimille Shorter-Beard, class of 1966

August 29th, 1948 - July 4th, 2013

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Jimille passed away on Thursday, July 4, 2013. She was a resident of Greensboro, North Carolina at the time of her passing. She is survived by her husband Xavier and daughter Shelly. A memorial service celebrating her life was held at 7:00 pm Tuesday, July 9, 2013 at Hanes-Lineberry Sedgefield Chapel with Rev. Michael Owens officiating.

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From Bruce Shulman on July 10th, 2013
Jimille's passing is particularly sad for me for several reasons.  In high school I will always remember her as a smart, beautiful person inside and out.  She was a vivacious cheerleader who always made everyone feel happy.  Even during the many years she was confined to a wheelchair, she never even gave a hint of feeling sorry for herself.  Rather, she just acted the way she always had, and gave the impression that she was just playing the hand life had given her.  I will miss seeing her when we have our 50th reunion in 2016.
 
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From Percy Luney on July 18th, 2013
Jimille and I were in the same classroom and classes from the 3rd through the 12th grades. Unlike our other Coolidge classmates, we went to Taft Jr. High School. We had so many daily conversations about the most mundane things, and she always had that wonderful cheerful personality. I regret that we lost contact with each other after high school. She was likethe sister that I never had. I guess that the best way to explain the significance of our friendship is to tell everyone that my oldest daughter is named Jamille. Although she did not play the cello like Jimille, she did played the violin and piano. My second daughter played the cello. Jimille will always have a place in my heart.
 

Rev. Dr. H. Patricia Jones, class of 1965

- - June 17th, 2013

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On Monday, June 17, 2013 at the Washington Hospital Center. Rev. Dr. Jones is survived by a brother Herman M. Jones (Conswala); a sister Brenda Joyce Jones; two nieces, Tameka M. Jones and Kischia Lewis, and a host of other relatives and many friends. Friends may call at the Israel Metropolitan C.M.E. Church, 557 Randolph Street, NW, Washington, DC, 20011 on Saturday, June 29, 2013 from 9 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m. Entombment in Fort Lincoln Cemetery. Senior Bishop Thomas L. Hoyt, Jr., officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Washington-Virginia Area District of the C.M.E., 340 Oneida Street, NE, Washington, DC 20011. Arrangements by Greene Funeral Home, Alexandria, VA.

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From Earlene Allen Winkey on June 25th, 2013
I will surely miss you. She would always call and say "what you doing girl? Want to go to lunch? I will be there in ten minutes. God Bless BFF!
 

Edward William Wright Jr.

July 11th, 1950 - May 24th, 2013

Edward was a graduate of the Class of 1968. He spent many years in the Maryland area after serving in the U.S. Air Force. He is survived by his wife Claudette, three adult children, Edward III, Lee Ann, and Dee Ann and a host of grandchildren. He will be missed by his Mother, Earline Wright, his brother and 5 sisters.
Funeral Arrangements:
Marshall-March Funeral Home
4208 Suitland Rd
Suitland, Md at 11:00 a.m.
 
 

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Lewis Payne, class of 1966

- - May 22nd, 2013

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We are saddened to inform you of the recent passing of  Lewis Payne, class of 1966. Lewis is survived by his daughters Sheila and Daris. The Coolidge Alumni community extends our most heart-felt sympathy and prayers to the Payne  family.

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John Mallard, class of 1974

- - March 13th, 2013

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From Leslie Haney on March 20th, 2013
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What to say about John!!  He was bigger than life, he was the glue that kept us all together.  I met John Mallard when I started Keene Elementary School and have gone all the way through High School.  John Mallard was my dear friend, big brother from another mother, confidant, you name it.  He was my friend, and I will so, so miss him.  He made a mark on all who knew him and he leaves behind a host of family, friends, co-workers and all who came to know him and love him, will feel this loss of a true soldier.  Rest in peace my friend!!  I know that you will be my Angel watching over me as you did in life!!  Love always,
Leslie C. Haney
 

Leroy Fleming, class of 1967

- - March 13th, 2013

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Leroy, who has been a staple in the DC music scene and abroad, can probably be most recognized as the saxophonist for Chuck Brown and The Soul Searchers.  As a matter of fact, in the 1978 hit “Bustin Loose”, you can hear Chuck calling for Leroy to “Give us some of that horn right here!” This was leg-way to the popular horn line that was not only used in the song “Bustin Loose”, but also the hit “We Need Some Money.”
 
But Leroy’s history in the music industry goes back even further than the Soul Searchers.  In fact, he was also a member of the band The Young Senators (also known as “The Emperors of Go-Go”).  A band that not only gave us such hits as “Jungle” and “Boogie Music”, but was also the backup band for Motown’s Eddie Kendricks when he left the Temptations for a solo career, on such songs as “My People Hold On” and “Keep On Truckin”.

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From Scott Fontaine on March 20th, 2013
Leroy, to one of the best pulling guards in the city in 1966, may you rest in peace.
Scott
 
From Percy Luney on March 21st, 2013
Leroy was a great friend and an outstanding football player in high school. I played on the offensive line with Leroy. We did not keep in touch after high school, but I followed his musical career. Everytime that I hear "Bustin Loose" or "We Need Some Money", I think of Leroy and that saxophone. We miss you Leroy!
 
From Rivers D. McCreary, III on March 23rd, 2013
Leroy you will be truly missed. Every where I went when I heard "Bustin Loose" I would let people know that you were my high school classmate. Your star is now in the heavens and you have elevated the class of 1967 to a higher plane. Rest in peace.
 
From carole james on October 23rd, 2014
Thank you for leavinga legacy on and in the earth. May your after life journey be one of peace. Blessings...In the Spirit, Rev Dr C P James....class of 1985
 

Diane Brown (Williams-Bey, class of 1972)

- - March 9th, 2013

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Diane Delores Snowden Brown (Williams-Bey), 58, peacefully passed away Saturday, March 9, 2013 at The Joseph Richie Hospice in Baltimore, MD. She is survived by her daughters JoVan, Janel, and step-daughter April and was predeceased by her husband, Vincent.

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From Steve Whitney on March 13th, 2013
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Diane and I rode the same express bus in the morning from Silver Spring to Twinbrook for several years. She worked for NIH and I was at FDA. Her humor and warmth were endearing and unforgettable for all of  us "regulars", and then, by chance I mentioned Coolidge and she started naming all the core CCAA leaders - Frank Jones, Terry Goings, Monica Jordan  and others. I knew another great Colt. She brightened many mornings with her natural gusto, and I'm sure she carried that special light everywhere she went. My heart felt condolences go out to her family. Her memory is a blessing.
 

Erwin Stunkel

July 19th, 1944 - October 19th, 2012

Additional information is available at www.erwinstunkel.info

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Lester Richardson, class of '75

- - August 20th, 2012


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We are saddened to inform you of the recent passing of  Lester Richardson, class of 1975. The Funeral will be held Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012 at Trinity AME Zion Church, 3505 16th. St. N.W. Viewing will be from 10:00am - 11:00am, with the service starting at 11:00am.  The Coolidge Alumni community extends our most heart-felt sympathy and prayers to the Richardson family.     

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From Raymond Haynesworth on August 25th, 2012
My heartfelt sympathy and love to the Richardson Family.
 

Jesse Tyson, class of '65

- - July 6th, 2012


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Jesse entered into eternal rest on Friday, July 6, 2012 in Washington, DC. Beloved husband of Belinda; father of Tonya and Sean (Tracey); grandfather of Sean and Alexus. He also leaves behind five sisters; one brother and a host of relatives and friends. Services 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 12, 2012 in the Chapel at FORT LINCOLN FUNERAL HOME, 3401 Bladensburg Rd., Brentwood, MD. Interment Fort Lincoln Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association , 4301 North Fairfax Dr., Arlington, VA 22203.

Gifts and guest registry available at

www.fort-lincoln.com  

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From Wayne Watkins on July 12th, 2012
R. I. P.  Brother.
 
From Carlos Simmons on December 21st, 2012
 Jesse was an OG, a boxer, and a friend from way back when.   I wish I could have said good bye.
 

Lamar Allen, class of '81

- - June 30th, 2012


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We are saddened to inform you of the recent passing of  Lamar Allen, class of 1981. Memorial Services 11:00am Friday July 27, 2012 at Fruit of the Spirit Church, 4311 Sheriff Rd. NE, Washington, DC   The Coolidge Alumni community extends our most heart-felt sympathy and prayers to the Allen family. 

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From Alfonzo Stringfield on July 20th, 2012
                                                To the Family:
The City Championship Football Team of 1980-81 send our prayers  to the family and friends of our brother, he will always be a champion in our hearts.


 

Brenda Scott, class of '72

- - June 24th, 2012


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On Sunday, June 24, 2012. She is survived by her daughter Brandi; one brother; four sisters; a devoted aunt Yvonne; and a host of other relatives and friends. Viewing 10 a.m. until time of Funeral Service 11 a.m. on Monday, July 2, at Norbeck Community Church, 2631 Norbeck Rd., Silver Spring, MD. Services by HORTON FUNERAL HOME.

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From Dorka Ash-Shakoor on June 30th, 2012
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You were the rock and the soul that held our 1972 class together.  You will truly be missed by me and by all of the Coolidge Class Mates of 1972.  May you RIP and may God bring peace to your family during this difficult time.  Psalm 23

Love you Brenda Scott
 
From Anthony Wiggins on July 17th, 2012

I just found out today, and I would like to say " Congrats", well done Gods true and faithful servant."

We spoke last a couple of months' ago the day of the fish fry. Had I known, that I did not have any additional time , I would have told you everything that 40 years of cathing up would allow, my friend, so rest now, and  " we  will see each other  again", I'm sure of that !! 

 
From Dr. LaJuan Lawson on January 12th, 2014
Wow! The fond memories that go way, way back, years leading up to Coolidge. You were always a great, loving and caring person. Your smile and laughter spoke a thousand words. There is a saying, you will know the character and integrity of a person by the people you surround yourself with...you were awesome!!! Those days at Kalorama Skating Rink, Kalorama Rd in NW DC. Not to mention the skating clubs. We never hung out together but we surely knew one another. For all those who knew you, one thing is for certain and two things for sure, you are greatly missed and greatly loved. LaJuan
 

Nadine Goodwin (Ellis, class of '66)

- - June 13th, 2012


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We are saddened to inform you of the recent passing of  Mrs. Norma Nadine Goodwin-Ellis, class of 1966. Nadine died early Wednesday, June 13, 2012 from the complications of breast cancer, a disease she fought off for over 15 years. Nadine was the former wife of classmate Dr. Rodney Ellis, class of '66. She is survived by her two children, Malik O. Ellis, and Rashida Ellis Winslow, both of Bowie, MD, 4 grandchildren, her brother Richard Goodwin and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.

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From Mary Hayes on June 17th, 2012
 Dear family of Nadine.  We were friends in high school but we lost touch   She was such fun with a sense of humor that just brightened up my day. Know that your mom was truely loved.  We lost touch but we will meet again. Sincerely
 
From Alice Cousins Turner on June 18th, 2012
Dear Goodwin/Ellis family,

I dearly loved Nadine as my close friend in High School.
We lost touch but the fond memories are ever present. I pray God's blessings upon you for strength during this time of grief. Thank God this is only a change and moment in time for her and we shall see her again. Love and Prayers.
 
From James Proctor on June 26th, 2012
Rodney Ellis and Family,

I would like to extend to you and your family my deepest condolences from my immediate family; myself,  my wife and two daughters.

Secondly I would like to extend those condolences from my other Family members /brothers and sisters whom attended Coolidge as well;  five brothers and two sisters

Third, but not least on behalf of the Calvin Coolidge Alumni Assoc. I extend and send out to you our prayers and blessings.

May your future be as blessed as your past.
God Bless
JP
 

Diane Williams (Hymons, class of '68)

- - May 26th, 2012


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DIANE M. WILLIAMS-HYMONS  


Passed away peacefully in her home on May 26, 2012. She is survived by her beloved husband Arthur L. Hymons; mother Elizabeth "Reggie" Yancey; sisters Donna Graham-Harris, Harriet W. Sanders; brother James F. Williams and a host of relatives and friends. A memorial service celebrating Diane's life will be held June 15, 11 a.m., at The Villa, 4060 Powder Mill Rd, Beltsville, MD. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Washington (BGCGW). www.bgcgw.org. Arrangements and cremation were entrusted to McGuire Funeral Home, Washington, DC.

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Parney T. Jenkins, Sr., class of '71

- - May 5th, 2012

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We are saddened to inform you of the recent passing On May 5, 2012 of  Parney T. Jenkins Sr, class of 1971.The Coolidge Alumni community extends our most heart-felt sympathy and prayers to the Jenkins family.  

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From Raymond "Bay-Ray" Haynesworth on May 18th, 2012
Parney went to Coolidge and hung out with my brother, the late Kenneth Haynesworth of the class of '71.Parney and my brother used to get into all kinds of stuff together and remember Parney would always make a point of picking with me whenever he and my brother were around. It was my father that gave Parney his first job in construction. Later when I became Meter Division Manager for DC Water, Parney would always want me to "hook him up" and get his meters on projects installed quickly. My answer was always I'd see what I could do, but he would hound me, and bug me and basically harass me until the meters were in. Parney was a great friend and I want to extende my heartfelt condolences to his family.
 

Dana Giddens (Robinson)

November 4th, 1970 - April 22nd, 2012


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On Sunday, April 22, 2012; mother of JeVonte and Bryson; daughter of Tyrone and Dorothy Brown; granddaughter of Louise Giddens; sister of Robert and Shannon. Also survived by one niece Madison; aunts; uncles; cousins; other relatives and friends. Visitation Monday, April 30, 9:30 a.m. until time of Funeral 11 a.m. at New Samaritan Baptist Church, 1100 Florida Ave. NE. Interment Fort Lincoln Cemetery. Send condolences to www.marshallmarchfh.com 

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From Wanda Haynes on July 1st, 2013
Dana, you will be missed.  You were one of the sweetest people I've known.  The Class of 1988 will always remember you.  May you rest in peace and may God watch over your family through this time.
 

Michael Williams, class of '68

- - March 30th, 2012


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On March 30, 2012, beloved father of Jaminta Fleming and Michael T. Williams. He is also survived by two grandchildren; four brothers, William McCoy, Douglass ('73) and Anthony, and Mitchell ('68); two sisters, Jacqueline Williams and Deborah Freeman ('73) (Vincent); two sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, and a host of other relatives and friends. Family will receive friends on Saturday, April 7 from 9 a.m. until time of services at 10 a.m. at Pope Funeral Homes Forestville Chapel, 5538 Marlboro Pk. Interment Harmony Memorial Park.

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Rocco "Rocky" Simmons, class of '70

- - January 12th, 2012


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Rocco "Rocky" Simmons, Class of 1970,  the beloved son of Thomas
and Gloria Simmons passed suddenly on Thursday, January 12,
2012.  He lives to mourn his cherished memory, brother's Terry
Simmons,(’66), Frank Simmons,(’75) and a sister Cheryl Simmons-Harris, (’68). We was pre-deceased by his sister Darlene Simmons-Sullivan, (’71)

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Schydona Rudisill, class of '78

- - January 8th, 2012


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We are saddened to inform you of the recent passing on Sunday, January 8, 2012 of  Ms. Schydona Rudisill, class of 1978. She is the sister of classmates; Labron Rudisill ('68), Avion Rudisill ('68), Valerie Rudisill ('76), and William "Billy" Rudisill ('77). Daugther Kiara Rudisill is a current senior at Coolidge. The Coolidge Alumni community extends our most heart-felt sympathy and prayers to the Rudisill family.

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From Gail Brown (Williams) on January 19th, 2012

I will always remember her smile and she never said a mean word to me. She was my "sub-Debutante" in 1977 for the Sigma Gamma Rho sorority.  She was my friend.  RIP...You will be missed.

 
From Carol (Slick) Hampton (Watkins) on December 30th, 2012
 As a fellow track teammate, I remember her beautiful smile and her extreme competitive spirit.  
 
From Kiara Rudisill on April 22nd, 2013
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I love you mommy "gone but not forgotten" R.I.P
 

Pyhllis Mitchell (Campbell, class of '68)

April 23rd, 1949 - December 19th, 2011


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Phyllis graduated from Calvin Coolidge in 1968. Shortly after graduation she married her high school sweetheart Charles Mitchell, and to this union two children were born, Tammi and Sharmba. She later married Cary Campbell, lovingly known as ‘P-Pop’.

She leaves to mourn: Two children, Tammi Ramsey (Damon II) of Upper Marlboro, MD, Sharmba Mitchell (Kim) of Baltimore, MD; Mother, Leatryce Anderson; Brother, Thomas Anderson III (Ann), nine grandchildren, and a host of family, friends, neighbors, and co-workers.

A memorial service was held on January 4, 2012 at Fishermen of Men Church 3641 Georgia Ave NW, Washington, DC

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From Chaz Evans on January 11th, 2012
It was nice to have known you Phyllis. I know my sister Theola , One of your Very Best friends will miss you dearly ! I think Theola was the last person to speak with you just before you left this world to go to a better place ! You will  be missed by my entire familey ! Hotep Sister ^
Chaz
 

Margo Williams (McSwain, class of '73)

- - November 29th, 2011


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On Tuesday, November 29, 2011 at Holy Cross Hospital. Beloved daughter of Atty. Larry C. and Theresa Viagas Williams; mother of Alexander and Christopher McSwain and the late James McSwain; sister of Lauren, Larry Jr., Edward, John and Joseph Williams. Also survived by other relatives and friends. Visitation Friday night December 2, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Nativity Catholic Church, 13th and Peabody Streets NW where Funeral Mass will be held Saturday, December 3 at 11 a.m. Father George Hanna, Pastor. Interment Fort Lincoln Cemetery

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From James Proctor on December 3rd, 2011
To the memory of Margo

    It is with mixed emotion we go through loosing a junior high school or high school classmate. It often seems way too soon.
    On behalf of the Class of 1974
    On behalf of CCAA / Calvin Coolidge Alumni Assoc, Inc. 
 On behalf of Calvin Coolidge High School's Administration

We send up our prayers and blessings for you and your family. May peace be with you and you always be remembered as a good person who fought the good fight.

God Bless
JP
 
From Maria Alexander on December 3rd, 2011

It is with a heavy heart that we say good-by to our dear friend, Margo.  We have to trust and believe that she is in a better place.  My prayers go out to the Williams-McSwain families.  May God's grace guide you through this difficult time.

 

William " Billy " Richardson, class of '72

- - November 21st, 2011


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Billy leaves behind -
One brother Clyde "Skeeter" Richardson '76
Two daughters - Tannikka &Tanea and one grandson Darryl Jr.
 
Send cards, letters, condolences and flowers to:
Brenda Fuller Richardson-Burnett
3307 Collier Road
Hyattsville, Maryland 20783
brendabrich@aol.com

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Ronald Chase, class of '69

- - November 8th, 2011


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Ronald passed quietly November 8, 2011.  Preceded in death by  Twin brother Reginald Chase (class of 69). Brother of classmates Roland ('67), Charlie (' 68), John, and sisters Barbara and Shirle.


Homegoing services were held this past week November 15, well attended by family, life friends, and  Coolidge Alumni.

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CAPRI WYCHE (BUDD)

- - October 20th, 2011

Rest in Peace Capri,  all of your worries are now far, far away

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Brenda, Capri (Wyche) Budd passed away on October 20th. She was a member of the class of 71. Her funeral arrangements are as follows.
October 27th at The first Baptist Church 712 Randolph st. N.W.
Viewing is at 10:00am and the services are at 11:00am

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Joseph Barber, class of '76

March 5th, 1958 - September 19th, 2011


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We are saddened to inform you of the recent passing of Mr. Joseph E. Barber, class of 1976on Monday, September 19, 2011 at his home. Joe Barber was born in Washington on March 5, 1958. He graduated from Coolidge High School in 1976 and attended the University of the District of Columbia.

 Joe parlayed an omnivorous appetite for movies and the Washington arts scene into a career as an entertainment critic for local broadcasting and print outlets. For several years, he was a producer for Derek McGinty’s public affairs show on WAMU and reviewed arts and film for the program. He also was a regular on “The Tony Kornheiser Show” and other radio programs.   

The Coolidge Alumni community extends our most heart-felt sympathy and prayers to the Barber family.

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From Cookie Compton-Harris on September 22nd, 2011
I will remember Joseph fondly from our days at Coolidge.  He was an original.  My thoughts and prayers are with his family.  May he rest in peace. 
 
From Peaches Jackson on September 22nd, 2011
Barber's picks will certainly be miss.  I use to see Joe at different WOL functions. Very quiet, but very intelligent especially when it came to analyzing movies.   I listened to him WTOP and Tonk K's sports show.  It's something how our  age group is going away from here.

R.I.P. Barber's picks.  You will be miss!!!
 

Earl Lee Proctor, Class of '71

- - August 25th, 2011


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We are saddened to inform you of the recent passing of Mr. Earl Lee Proctor, class of 1971, the brother of classmates Rinaldo "Penny" Proctor ('63), Janice Willis-Petty ('65), Teresa Proctor-Dent ('66),  Delois-Willis-Williamson ('67), Alfred Proctor, Jr. ('68), James "JP" Proctor ('74), Theodore (Ted) Proctor ('80), and Charles Robinson. The Coolidge Alumni community extends our most heart-felt sympathy and prayers to the Proctor family.

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From Anthony Ferrell on August 27th, 2011
May the Lord be with the Proctor family now and forever.
God bless you.
 
From Joan Riggins on August 29th, 2011
 
 
From Sharon,Pam&Hubert Lyles on August 31st, 2011

We cannot join you today so we extend our deepest symphathy,blessings and love to your family as we remember treasured times that we have had.



 

Steven G. Fobbs, class of 1972

- - August 25th, 2011


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Passed away from this life on Thursday, August 25, 2011. He is survived by his beloved son, Steven Gregory Fobbs, Jr.; his devoted parents and sister, Delores C. and Joe L. Fobbs and Donna Fobbs; and many loving relatives and friends. On Friday, September 2 friends may visit with the family from 9 a.m. until time of service 10 a.m. at Marshall-March Funeral Home, 4217 9th St, NW. Interment Quantico National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to So Others Might Eat (S.O.M.E.) in his name. Send condolences to
www.marshallmarchfh.com

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From MonaCheri "Micki" Pollard on September 1st, 2011
Although we never really know what the adventures of the journey of life bring, we know that along the way we encounter phenominal people in our lives.  Friendships and kinships for 50 or more or less years is always a favor that Spirit gives us to rekindle the compassion we all have for one another. May the Spirit of Steven "Flinx" Fobbs always bring the family and us fond memories and comforting moments, as he transitions to be an Ancestor.  Peace & Luv, MonaCheri   9/1/11- The Oneida Place Area Family: Micki, Crickett, Monty, Vikki, Moe, Donald, Linda, Helen, Raymond, Tardo, Julius, Ernie, Glenn, and the list goes on...
 

Rev. Kevin Jefferson, class of '77

- - August 24th, 2011


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On August 24, 2011. Devoted husband of Dr. Raneesha Jefferson; beloved father of Maya, Alexis and Morgan; dear son of the late Rev. Joan H. Coates and Wade H. Jefferson. He is also survived brothers Dr. Michael and Dr. Philip (Nicola) Jefferson; in-laws Reginald and Veronica Ford; step-father Walter Coates; sister-in-law Regina Ford; other relatives and friends. Friends may visit with the family Sunday, August 28 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Wayman Memorial AME Church, 1307 Washington Blvd., Baltimore, MD and on Monday, from 10:30 a.m. until time of Service 11:30 a.m. at Ebenezer AME Church, 7707 Allentown Rd., Fort Washington, MD. Interment Maryland National Park.

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From Mary (Harvey) Davis on September 2nd, 2011
May the Lord be with the Jefferson Family now and forever.


Mary (Harvey) Davis
Reunion Committee Member - Class of 1977
 

Monique Childs

August 9th, 1960 - June 26th, 2011


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Monique is the daughter of Mae Francis Sims Childs and the late Robert R. Childs, Jr.; sister of Marlena A. Childs, Myra N. Childs and step-brother, Robert J. Dyson. She also leaves one niece, Makaia A. Childs and one nephew, Aric H. Childs. During her career, she was employed at the following organizations, NIH, CIA, Borders Books and American University. Memorial contributions may be made to Washington Hospital Center Breast Health Center.

Memorial services at Promise Land Church, 401 Van Buren St., N.W., Washington, DC 20012 Saturday, July 23 at 11 a.m.

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Coach Leonard Farello

- - March 25th, 2011


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Coach Farello was the Calvin Coolidge Assistant Basketball Coach under the late Coach Frank R. Williams for many years until Coach William’s passing, at which time he became the Head Basketball Coach and served in that capacity for a number of years.  He also served for many years as Coolidge's Head Baseball Coach.  Coach Farello was scheduled to receive this year’s Calvin Coolidge Alumni Association Inc's Founders Award. He will be honored posthumously at this year's CCAA, Inc. 25th Silver Anniversary Scholarship / Benefit Awards Breakfast on Saturday October 8, 2011. 

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From David Duarte on April 3rd, 2011
Coach Farello was a great coach, mentor, and human being.  As the Co-Chairman of the Class of 1979's 25th Reunion I was privileged as were my classmates to pay special tribute to Coach Farello as our guest of honor.  He was very appreciative of our gesture, but for me it was a chance to reach back to a special man that made a difference to myself and my classmates so many years ago.  He is at rest now in the Lord's hands, but his spirit and memory will live on in us.  Be at peace, Coach.  We love you.
 
From Anthony Wiggins on June 7th, 2012
Coach:

From one of your most grateful  Starting 2nd baseman (1971 and 72)  and basketball player, I would like to say that during my time at Coolidge High, in particular my first years, you more so than others, had a resounding impact on my life as a player, a student ,but above all a human being, rest in peace  with much admiration thank you for a job well done!!
 

Willie W. Stark, Jr., class of '65

- - March 13th, 2011


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We are saddened to inform you of the recent passing of Willie W. Stark, Jr., class of 1965.  Willie passed at his residence on Sunday, March 13. Beloved son of Amaza Stark and the late Willie W. Stark, Sr.; husband of classmate Gail (Jackson) Stark (’66); loving brother of classmate Charlene (Benjamin) Holmes (’66); dear father of Brian and Stacey. Also survived by two grandchildren; a niece and a nephew. A gathering of family and friends was held on Tuesday, March 22, 10 a.m. with memorial service at 11 a.m. at FORT LINCOLN FUNERAL HOME, 3401 Bladensburg Rd., Brentwood, MD.

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From Charles " Chaz " Evans on April 4th, 2011
My condolences to Willie's  Family and Friends. You will be missed Brother !

Chaz
 
From Dorothy (Totsie) Dabney-Clanagan on April 2nd, 2011

"Peace" and "Blessings" to his Family at this time of need.

From my family to his during this sad time!

Peace
Totsie Clanagan & Dabney Family

 

Darnell (Nelly) Williams, Class of '76

- - March 12th, 2011


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We are saddened to inform you of the recent passing of Darnell (Nelly) Williams. Class of 1976, brother of the late Vincent (Vee) Williams . Nelly was a member of the 1974-1975 and 1975-1976 Calvin Coolidge Football Teams. The Coolidge Alumni community extends our most heart-felt sympathy and prayers to the Williams family.

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Bernadette DeBose, Class of 1968

- - February 20th, 2011


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Departed this life on February 20, 2011. Beloved mother of Jason DeBose and Aaron Fitz; loving daughter of Julia M. DeBose and the late Abraham DeBose, Sr. She is also survived by three grandchildren, Blake, Madison and Amiyas; four sisters, Deborah, Barbara, Monica and Cornelia; four brothers, Abraham, Julius, Michael and Daryl; a host of other relatives and friends. Visitation, Saturday, February 26 from 10 a.m. until time of funeral service, 11 a.m. at St. Paul Baptist Church, 1611 Brentwood Rd., N.E., Washington, DC.

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From Grady Gaston on March 2nd, 2011
One of the most wonderful, cheerful people i have ever known.
Bernadette always presented herself with a smile.
 

Michael Proctor, Class of '67

- - December 31st, 2010


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On Friday, December 31, 2010; beloved husband of Stephannie Withers-Proctor. He is also survived by devoted daughters Asha and Trayah; step-son Aaron; loving mother Edith; sister Sharon and brothers Jerard and Phillip; and a host of other relatives and friends.

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From rivers mccreary on January 5th, 2011
Michael, you will be truly missed by all of us in your class. I and my wife extend our sincerest sympathy to your family and loved ones. We'll meet again in that Corral in heaven reserved for the Calvin Coolidge Colts. You have earned your Golden Crown and your new Robe. Wear them in GOD's name through all eternity.
 
From Grady Gaston on January 5th, 2011
Image Mike - Kojo,
You are surely missed back from Backus through the Kaywood Apartments, I have known and loved you as a friend and brother.

Your are truely missed Grady
 

Carl Tillman, class of '67

- - December 18th, 2010


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Please be advised of the passing of our classmate, Carl Tillman, on Saturday, December 18, 2010.   To be "absent from the body" is to be "present with the Lord" (2 Cor. 5:8).  We believe and abide in the peace of knowing and trusting in God's assurance that... Death is not so much an exit out of this life as it is an entry into the Lord's presence in a very personal sense.

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From Rivers McCreary on December 21st, 2010
As I looked through my 1967 year book I can only re-live the good times and fond memories that were formed during our stay at Calvin Coolidge High School.  Carl Tillman was and shall forever be a big part of those days. I am honored that he took time to sign my year book.  As I was looking at his signature I felt comfortable in knowing that his name is written down in the Lambs Book of Life in Eternity. So long for now Carl, until we meet again.
 
From Grady Gaston on December 21st, 2010
Image Carl was truly a great person. I can never ever remember Carl being out of sorts.  He always had a smile. He was a great Cadet Officer.

Grady
 
From Wanda Haynes on July 1st, 2013
Carl will truly be missed by me.  He was one of my play uncles, because my dad (Ronald Haynes, Class of '67) didn't have any brothers and he was like a brother to my dad.  Carl always was around my whole life until he had gotten sick.  I will always remember the good days of you coming to the house and hanging out with dad.
 

Walter (Wally) Robinson, class of '69

- - November 9th, 2010

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On Tuesday, November 9, 2010, Walter B. Robinson Sr. of Ft. Washington, MD; loving husband of Delores A. Robinson, devoted father of Deidra (Ahmed) Hunter, Dionne (Kevin) Williamson and Walter B. Robinson Jr. Also survived by his mother, Barbara E. Brent; four grandsons, six sisters, many other relatives and friends. Family will receive friends on Tuesday, November 16, 2010 10 to 11 a.m. at From the Heart Church Ministries, 4949 Allentown Road, Suitland, MD. Funeral service follows at 11 a.m. Interment Heritage Memorial Cemetery.

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From Paula Skipper (Chambers) on November 12th, 2010
Etalka - sorry for the lost of Wally.  May God Bless you and yours at this sorrowful time.  I was astonished when I saw this memorial message.  Be strong.  Sincerely Paula (Chambers) Skipper
 

Yuletta McDonald, (Mitchell, class of '65)

June 8th, 1947 - October 9th, 2010


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YULETTA McDONALD -MITCHELL Of Silver Spring, MD died suddenly on Saturday, October 9, 2010 at the age of 63. She was the loving daughter of Willie James and Lillie Thorpe McDonald of Washington, DC; devoted mother of Anthony Mitchell (Brenda); grandmother of Krista and Kara; sister of Faye McDonald Smith (George), Vernon McDonald, and Kenneth McDonald; and a host of relatives and friends. Family hour and visitation will be on Thursday, October 14 at 10 a.m., followed by the Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m., St. Gabriel''s Catholic Church, 26 Grant Circle, NW, Washington, DC 20011.

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From Sheila Martin Dobbins on October 10th, 2010
Yuletta McDonald-Mitchell was a true lady in every sense of the word. Her elegance and grace was always evident and will always be remembered. She was truly a class act. Her life and legacy epitomized that of a Calvin Coolidge High School graduate (class of 1965). I am so grateful to have known her and shared a space in this universe. Yuletta, you will be really missed.
 
From Donna Graham on October 10th, 2010
Yuletta,
You will be greatly missed as a part of the Coolidge family and the community.  God bless your family.
 
From James Proctor on October 10th, 2010
It is with great sadness that I am writing this. Having met Yuletta some twenty something years ago, through our starting of this organization she always had that bright smile. Seeing her at the opening football game this season and at this year's breakfast program was sheer delight.
From her written words, I am glad that we made a brief difference in her life, because she surely made one in ours. On behalf of the entire Proctor Family I / we salute her life's story and deeply express our condolences.
 
From Rev. Dr. Louise Leonard-Campbell on October 11th, 2010
The Lord has called back this earthly angel to do more work in higher realms.  She was a dear friend of my sister, Phyllis Leonard Sapp, who passed in 2007.  I sat beside her at the 24th Alumni Awards Breakfast.  I met her parents and son that day.  I so looked forward to seeing her again as she had a special light, a soul light that beamed when she smiled--and she smiled often.  She has done so much for so many and while I had little opportunity to be in her presence, I was greatly impressed when I was.  Yuletta, I love you, miss you and send you my heart-felt blessings.  You and Phyllis can kick up some good times again!  GOD SPEED . . .
 
From Emille Mercer Robinson on October 11th, 2010
I was shocked and saddened to hear of Yuletta's sudden passing on Saturday.  Yuletta was such a beautiful woman -- truly from the inside out-- and was always special to my entire family.  She will be missed by many, and remembered by all for her graceful presence, her quiet dignity, and the love she so willingly shared.   My love and prayers go out to the McDonald/Mitchell family. 
 
From Patricia Pringle (Hawkins) on October 11th, 2010
I am saddened to know of Yuletta's passing, I was there at the Alumni breakfast, and we had a chance of greeting each other and hugging, laughning, taking pictures, talking and I had an opporutnity to congraduate her on her award.  I  met her son and saw her parents again after over 40 years.   Yuletta was a wonderful person.  I will truly miss her, we had recently reconnected and I was looking forward to spending more time reconnecting.   God's Blessings to her family. 
 
From Rodney Ellis on October 11th, 2010
Yuletta, a most vibrant, beautiful, generous, caring woman, all of which traits are seen in her wonderful son Anthony, who I met on that tragic day.   How ironic that you leave us when our eyes were so focused on you?  I chose to see this as God informing us that every day even for the most vibrant is not promised; that we should live fully each day, and do not take life for granted.  We love you, Yuletta and will see you in awhile.
 
From Michelle (Pryde) Wesley on October 11th, 2010

The news of Yuletta's passing is such a mournful loss.  A sweet, sweet spirit gone much too soon.  I will miss that warm and beautiful smile.  In my Father's house, there are many mansions, she will be there to meet us all someday.
God bless you, my sister.  My sincere condolences to the
McDonald/Mitchell family.

 
From Kim Goings on October 11th, 2010
Yuletta was a classy lady - no doubt about that! She will always have a special place in my heart.  I love you Yuletta!!
 
From Rivers McCreary on October 12th, 2010
While I did not know you personally, it is with heartfelt sympathy that I and my wife express our sincere condolences to the family.  All of the Calvin Coolidge High School Colts will be together one day in that great Corral in heaven.
 
From Marian Webber on October 12th, 2010
All of your Black Ski buddies will miss you dearly.
 
From Barrington Scott on October 12th, 2010
Eternal Life

The world and its desires pass away, but the man who does the will of God Lives forever.

For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal Life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

This is the testimony: God has given us eternal Life, and this Life is in his Son.  He who has the Son has Life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have Life.   Yuletta had so much Life on that homegoing day that her joy will always be remembered.  To the family- Now this is eternal Life: that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent.
 
From Reginald Hayes on October 12th, 2010
To the family of Yuletta,

Our deepest regrets go out to you in the passing of your love one.  My wife (Valerie Hayes) and I had the privilege of working with Yuletta at HUD for many years.  She was delightful to work with and always kept a bright smile on her face.  God will take care of her and may he keep her family and friends strong in her passing.  Rest in peace Yuletta.
Reggie and Valerie Hayes
 
From Spyke Henry on October 12th, 2010
Thanks very much Yuletta, for being on our TEAM.  You made US  all VERY STRONG!!!
 
From John Spearmon on October 12th, 2010

If we are the sum of our experiences, then October 9th, 2010 is a day that I will always remember. Yuletta and I greated each other with a great big hug. My memory of the forever vibrant Yuletta commenced in 1964. Her positiveness will always remain with me. The untimely departure of Yuletta is affirmation for living each day as if it is our last.  

 
From Denise Kaffka on October 12th, 2010
I worked with Yuletta for the past 2 years at ARHA. Yuletta was an intelligent and vibrant woman. She worked hard to help others achieve. She believed in community service and most importantly, she got out there and did it! During the time I knew her, She worked hard to provide workshops and events for children, the elderly and the ARHA community in general.  Whatever she set out to do she did it with creativity, smarts and energy.

I want to say to her family that I am so sorry for your loss. I will never forget Yuletta.

Sincerely,
Denise Kaffka
ARHA
 
From Earle Jones on October 12th, 2010

Yuletta defined the words "Classy" and "Grace".  She was quite a lady - an energetic and enthusiastic leader. The "Cheerleader" for our Class - I was proud to be a Class of '65 classmate of hers. I  offer my prayers and condolences to her family. I will miss her dearly.

Earle Jones
Class of 1965

 
From Theresa Lewis on October 12th, 2010
Yuletta was not only a beautiful person in appearance but her beauty radiated on the inside.  She a warm, gentle, caring person with a benevolent heart. 

I am so glad that God gave many of us the opportunity to embrace Yuletta with love and thanksgiving on the morning that she was called Home.  "To God be the Glory",  until we meet again.

Terri Lewis
Class of 1966
 
From Frances Luckett on October 13th, 2010
Yuletta, while here on earth with us, you were truly a lady of substance who lived your faith.

My heart is full of gratitude for having a very recent opportunity to experience God's presence through your sincere benevolence.  You even  acknowledged me in your honoree's prepared speech (how touching)! You were also genuinely concerned and supportive of my health recovery efforts by calling to offer assistance  and insisting on our going to dinner to celebrate.   It became a very beautiful dining experience as you willingly  welcomed the additional  presence of Pat Pringle Hawkins and Lawana Gray. 

Your  classy  smile was authentic and from the heart.  I will always
remember you as living proof of how God's presence can be seen through those who really know the value of LOVE  (that we should love and help one another).

It is my desire that your life will encourage all of us to strive to be more caring for one another as you have consistently shown throughout your life's journey.

Love You Yuletta!

Until we meet again,
Frances
 
From Dorothy "Totsie" Clanagan on October 13th, 2010

May You Stay The Angel You Have Always Been, And Keep Your Family Wrapped In Your Wings With Your Devoted LOVE!

Luv U Always
Totsie

 
From Beverly O'Bryant, PhD, LPC, on October 13th, 2010
A friendship that spans 30 years is treasured and remembered  forever.  From girl stuff,  socials, biking and skiing....to close friends, roommates, families, road trips and grandchildren.... we shared many wonderful experiences together.  Yuletta was the ultimate everything...lady, friend, mother, grandmother, employee, confidant....She'll be missed terribly, remembered always and respected until the end of time and beyond.  Mr. and Mrs. McDonald... I thank God for Yuletta's presence...she truly made a difference in the lives of many.  Our prayers are with you and the whole family.
 
From Vincent Gray on October 21st, 2010
Image Resolution From District of Columbia Council Chairman Vincent C. Gray

IN MEMORY OF YULETTA MCDONALD-MITCHELL

I want to express my sincere and heartfelt condolences to the family of Yuletta Mcdonald-Mitchell. Losing a loved one is never easy, but rather than mourn her absence, celebrate the good times shared while she was here. I am certain the people whose lives she touched will remember her affectionately. May those beautiful memories give you comfort during this time of sorrow.
 
From Henry kennedy on October 29th, 2010

Yuletta was beautifull inside and out. I will miss her but am thankful that I was able to share some time with this wonderful lady.

 

Sylvia Frazier (Weathers)

- - August 21st, 2010


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Passed away peacefully on August 21, 2010.  She leaves to cherish her memories her husband of 44 years, Frank Weathers, Jr. , a son, Frank Nathan Weathers, a daughter, Alexis R. Weathers of Silver Spring, MD; her mother, Gertrude H. Frazier, 2 sisters, Veronica Frazier (Houston) and Vicey Frazier, 4 brothers, Watty, Prince, Ronald and Reginald Frazier and host of other relatives and friends.  On Thursday, August 26, friends may visit with the family from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at McGuire Funeral Home, 7400 Georgia Avenue, NW, and on Friday, August 27 from 10 a.m. until time of funeral service at 11:00 a.m. at Zion Baptist Church, 4950 Blagden Avenue, NW.  Interment Parklawn Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Calvin Coolidge Alumni Association, Inc., 6315 5th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20011.

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From Peaches Jackson on August 23rd, 2010
This is so sad.  I thought I saw her recently.  She was an "icon" at Coolidge and in the community.  She always was nice and had a wonderful spirit about her. 

We just don't know the day or hour.  May God bless her family and friends and give them the strength to get through these difficulty times.
 
From Brenda Gordon on August 24th, 2010
Ms. Weathers was one of the Best at Coolidge!!! 

My condolences and God bless to the Weathers family and friends. 
 
From Wanda Haynes on July 1st, 2013
Oh wow!  I didn't know she had passed.  Mrs. Weathers was my typing teacher!  She was really great!  She will truly be missed by me.
 

Norman 'Rickey' Brooks

December 29th, 1955 - August 19th, 2010


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Norman  was born on December 29, 1955 in Leesburg, Virginia to Norman K. Brooks, Sr. and Evelyn Berry Brooks. He graduated from Calvin Coolidge High School in Washington, D.C. in 1974. He later married his high school sweetheart, Candace D. Jackson, on October 20, 1979

 

He accepted Christ as his savior and his favorite Bible verse was Psalm 51. He is survived by his parents, Norman, Sr. and Evelyn, Brooks; his wife Candace; his six children Danita Brooks, Norman K. Brooks III (Candice), Angela Tilghman, LaTonya Tilghman, Christina Brooks, Danielle Brooks; two grandchildren, Autumn Cowsert and , Kaili Pines; two godchildren Daisha Forbes and Lieutenant Harris; two brothers Maurice Brooks (Robyn), Marvin Brooks; two sisters Delores Grigsby (Earl), Patricia Brooks-Nobles (Haywood). His in-laws dear to him also grieve their personal loss; Waldo and Verneda Jackson, and their children Cindy Hawkins (Anthony), Ralph Jackson (Susan), Robin Houston (Walter). He leaves behind a host of nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

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Russell Bell

- - August 15th, 2010


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BELL RUSSELL FRANKLIN BELL, JR. Entered into eternal rest on August 15, 2010; beloved husband of Sandra Bell and son of Edith K. Bell and the late Russell F. Bell, Sr. He is survived by his children Russell III (Leslie), Larry (Carmen), Jason and Dana; one brother Ronald (Pearl) and four grandchildren. On Thursday, August 19, viewing 6 to 8 p.m. at LATNEY''S CHAPEL, 3831 Georgia Ave. NW and on Friday, August 20 at Peoples Community Baptist Church, 31 Norwood Rd., Silver Spring, MD; viewing 9:30 a.m. funeral 11 a.m. Interment Fort Lincoln Cemetery.

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Thomas Schubert

- - August 9th, 2010


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Peacefully, on Monday, August 9, 2010, THOMAS R. SCHUBERT class of 1967. Son of the late Joseph and Judith Schubert. Graveside funeral services will be held on Friday, August 13, 11 a.m. at Maryland Veterans Cemetery, Cheltenham, MD. 

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Joseph 'Woodson' Smith, class of '65

August 6th, 1946 - August 1st, 2010


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Joseph Smith, Jr., was born on August 06, 1946 in Washington, DC to the late Joseph and Lille Smith. He was the first child in a family of two, sister Judy Davis (’68).
Joseph attended schools in Washington, DC and in 1965 graduated from Calvin Coolidge. Joseph excelled in sports such as basketball, football and track while in middle and high schools. He was a life time member of Calvin Coolidge Alumni Association.

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From Sylvia Able on August 11th, 2010
Image The McKinney family, graduates of Calvin Coolidge High School, extends its deepest sympathy to Joe's family.

Joseph Smith was a proud man he was a good man. He was shy, but confident and very giving. He was devoted and his words were powerful.  He was an "OLD WAR HORSE". He was prepared in heart and mind for this day, for he had accepted GOD in his life. He was happy. He was living right.

His friendships, some dating back more than 40 yrs., were just as devoting. Whether he was out on the golf course trying to be Tiger Woods with his friends or in the “studio” burning some music CD’s for his friend he was surrounded by good people. Joe said to me just recently that he would give up his life to save the friends who he though of as his brothers.  You know who you are,

A Joseph Smith may not come again in your lifetime, but if he should, embrace him and listen. But remember this one and realize what this Joseph Smiths’ presence in your life did for you. Memories of him will be everywhere.

WHEN I PRAY, I WILL PRAY FOR HIM AND WHEN I PRAY, I WILL WHISPER HIS NAME IN MY PRAYERS.

SYLVIA MCKINNEY-ABLE

Class of 1966


 
From kay matthews on August 19th, 2010
THE  TWENTY SIX YEARS WE SPENT TOGETHER I WILL ALLWAYS REMEMBER IN MY HEART FOREVER, LOVE YOUR BEST FRIEND AND CONFIDANT. AND YOUR JUST LIKE YOUR SON TRAVIS WHOM YOU FATHERED SINCE HE WAS THREE YRS. OLD.
 
From KAY MATTHEWS on August 28th, 2010
NOT A SHY MAN, BUT A REAL MAN, MY REAL MAN AND FIANCE WHAT MAKES A REAL MAN? IS IT FANCY SUITS, A NICE CAR, OR HOW GOOD HE LOOKS FROM AFAR, A REAL MAN IS MADE FROM THE INSIDE OUT, THAT WAS YOU WITHOUT A DOUBT, AND YOU SHOWED ME YOU CARED IN SO MANY WAYS,BY GIVING ME COMFORT IN LONG NIGHTS . AND TROUBLED DAYS.ALL THE YEARS I HAVE KNOWN YOU, NOT ONCE HAVE YOU CHANGED. EVERYTIME I WAS WITH YOU, IT WAS THE SAME, FUN EXCITING AND SUCH A JOY,THERE IS NOTHING THAT WILL FILL THE VOID, YOU PROVED THAT A MAN AND A WOMEN CAN BE FRIENDS, I GUESS IF ITS A REAL MAN...THATS WHERE IT BEGINS.YOU LEFT ME TOO SOON IT SEEMS, BECAUSE NOW I ONLY SEE YOU IN MY DREAMS. I KNOW YOUR IN HEAVEN. BECAUSE THATS WHERE A REAL MAN SHOULD GO.THE LOVE WE SHARED FOR EACH OTHER WILL ALWAYS LIVE IN MY HEART. BECAUSE A REAL MAN NEVER PARTS.LOVE YOUR FIANCE,KAY WE HAD UNCONDITIONAL LOVE. 1983 TO 2010.
 
From KAIY MATTHEWS on July 28th, 2011
ALMOST A YEAR AGO ON JULY 29TH,2010 I REMEMBER YOU CALLING ME SAYING YOU DID NOT FEEL WELL, AND THAT YOU WOULD BE OK, AND YOU WOULD SEE ME IN THE MORNING, BUT THAT DID NOT HAPPEN I WAITED YOU TO CALL THAT WAS NOT LIKE YOU SO I KNEW YOU WERE GONE, AND NOW I SEE YOU IN MY DREAMS  LOVE FOR YOU IS  STILL IN MY HEART, CAUSE I KNOW ON THAT NIGHT OF JULY 29YH 2010 YOU CROSSED OVER AND FINISHED THE RACE. AMEN. YOUR LOVE, KAY.
 

Thomas Dimmins III, class of '66

- - May 23rd, 2010


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On Sunday, May 23, 2010 at Washington Adventist Hospital. Beloved father of Thomas H. Dimmins, IV (Wanda) and Anthony D. Dimmins; grandfather of Ahmani T. Dimmins and Reginald Dimmins; brother of Brenda Tolbert, Deborah Dimmins, Reginald Johnson, Ramsey Dimmins, Eleanor Nicholson, Fay Leonard, Katrina Parrott and Antoinette Montgomery. Also survived by a cousin, Roman Holton; former spouse, Karen Stroman and a host of other relatives and friends. Family will receive friends on Friday, May 28, 2010 from 10 a.m. until time of service 11 a.m. at Nineteenth Street Baptist Church, 4606 16th Street, N.W. Interment Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Arrangements by McGuire.

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Sandra Price (Cook)

February 10th, 1957 - May 10th, 2010


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Sandra Cook (Price) was born on February 10, 1957 in Washington. DC to Earl and Georgia Ann Price. She was one of ten children born to this union. Sandra was a blessed child and had an opportunity to live with her Aunt Ethel and Uncle Levi for a time in her life. Sandra also spent time in her life with Carrie Lee and Nealey who were great parents to her.

 

Sandra leaves to cherish her memories: Her husband, Elder Nathaniel Cook, her sisters and brothers; Donnell Mersier, Melvis Christian, Earl Price Jr, Michael Price, (deceased) Ethel Price-Clark, Donald Price, Wyatt Earp Price, Isiah Price and Jacqueline Wood. Her stepchildren: Douglass Cook, Metilda Cook and Nathaniel Cook Jr. Nieces and Nephews: Gerald Kersey, James Christian, Carrie Robinson, Felina Chase, Georgia Ann Nelson, Crystal Price, Valerie Williams, Lamarr Price, Earlena Price, Isiah Price (II). Joshua Price, Octavia Price, Ikea Price, Donnell Mersier (III) Kiesha Mersier, Shekura Wood, Rodney Wood, Jr.Paul Wood. Emmanuel Wood, Christine Price (Christy), Aunt Ethel Lee Walton. Aunt Rose Fair, and Aunt Betsy M. Gilchrist, Brother-in-Laws Harry Dean Cook and Clinton Cook and a host of other in-laws. Many great nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

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Barbara Henry, class of '74

- - April 14th, 2010


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On April 14, 2010 in Washington, DC. Beloved daughter of Marie Goff, sister of
Carroll (Spyke) (‘65), Anthony (’69), Bolie (’68) and Sharon (’73) and Dwight Thomas.  Daughters, Nicole and Terry; four grandchildren and a host of  other relatives and friends.

The Coolidge Alumni community extends our most heart-felt sympathy and prayers to the Henry family.

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From Chaz Evans on April 28th, 2010
I offer my condolences to Spyke and the rest of  the Henry Familey. It means a great deal when you lose a Loved One !
 
From James Proctor on April 27th, 2010
I will always remember Barbara's smile and fun loving personality. The times we shared at the Summer in the parks, at The Showmobile and Rec Centers, .........at the parties!

I will always remember hanging out in the cafeteria, playing cards and sharing growing up in those years when we where all trying to find out who we were and what we were going to do next.

Friends ..... Colts Forever
JP
 
From Rodney Hawkins on April 28th, 2010

It is He who does take your souls by night, and has knowledge of all that you have done by day.  By day does He raise you up again that a term appointed be fulfilled: in the end, unto Him will be your return:
Al-Quran 6:60

Only Allah (God) knows our future and we can remember the past .. 
Be well my friend and know you are loved..

My condolences to the Henry family and friends..

Salaam
Rodney Hawkins 
(Hawk 73)

 
From Anthony Ferrell on May 13th, 2010
I express my sincere compassion and respect for the family of Barbara Henry. May the God bless and comfort you. My prayers with you.

Anthony Ferrell
 
From Pam Walton-Jenkins on October 10th, 2010
Hi Barb....this is my 1st time visiting the memorial site and I was sadden to see you here, but I have warm fond memories when I think of you. My condolences to your family
 

Abel A. Copeland, class of '67

- - April 14th, 2010


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ABEL A. COPELAND On April 14, 2010 of Upper Marlboro, MD. Survived by wife, Noreen; daughters Nicole (Theron) and Kimberly; sister Ramonia; brother Sam; granddaughter Isis; other relatives and friends.

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From Rivers McCreary on April 23rd, 2010
Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning. Abel was my classmate and will be forever remembered as a true Calvin Coolidge Colt. He has truly earned his seat in that heavenly football stadium reserved for all Colts to give God the Glory for all eternity.
 
From Brenda Starr on April 24th, 2010
To the Copeland Family:

I extend my heartfelt sympathy to each of you and can only wish that precious memories sustain you in the days ahead.  Abel and I graduated together from Coolidge in 1967 (aka Brenda Jennings).  Although the years have flown by, I still remember his sense of humor and crazy laugh.  He had a beautiful spirit.   I learned of Abel's passing from my brother, Rick Jennings who also graduated from Coolidge in 1972.  For the last 25 years, I have resided in St. Paul, MN. but know that I will be praying for all of you across the miles.  He is not gone, he has just changed worlds - he has just changed worlds.

Carrying you in my spirit . . . . . 

Brenda Starr
St. Paul, MN

 
From JOHNNIE CAIN on August 13th, 2012
AS  I SIT HERE LOOKING FWD TO RENUNION THIS OCT 12. MY FIRST THOUGHT WAS TO BE ABLE TO SEE ABLE COPELAND AGAIN. WE WERE OFTEN TEASED AS CAIN & ABLE DURING CLASSES.  MAY GOD REST HIS SOUL AND HE REST IN PEACE.  THANKS ABLE
 

John Taylor Williams, class of '75

August 31st, 1957 - March 16th, 2010

John Taylor Williams Was born August 31, 1957 in Washington, to Russell and Cherry Williams, affectionally called “Skunk” by his parent, he could do untold damage and be gone in a flash.


At Lamond playground, Johnny honed his basketball skills well enough to play for Calvin Coolidge High School and was good enough to earn several college scholarships. He eventually enrolled in Hampton University, from which he graduated in 1981 with a Bachelor of Science degree.


Preceded in death by his parents, John leaves to cherish his memory: three sisters, Deborah W. Hairston (Rodney), Sheila V. Williams, and Brenda W. Gibson, a brother, Russell (Roselyn), two aunts, nephews, and nieces, and a host of cousins and faithful friends.

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John Taylor Williams Was born August 31, 1957 in Washington, to Russell and Cherry Williams, affectionally called “Skunk” by his parent, he could do untold damage and be gone in a flash.


At Lamond playground, Johnny honed his basketball skills well enough to play for Calvin Coolidge High School and was good enough to earn several college scholarships. He eventually enrolled in Hampton University, from which he graduated in 1981 with a Bachelor of Science degree.


Preceded in death by his parents, John leaves to cherish his memory: three sisters, Deborah W. Hairston (Rodney), Sheila V. Williams, and Brenda W. Gibson, a brother, Russell (Roselyn), two aunts, nephews, and nieces, and a host of cousins and faithful friends.

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From Anthony Ferrell on March 25th, 2010

What a cheerful man. We grew up in the same neighborhood. Played on the same courts & fields. Went to the same schools & parties. Wow. This news has stoped & silenced me. Truly rest in peace. Heart felt sympathy and best wishes to the family.

God bless you.

Anthony Ferrell

 
From elizabeth Marie Goings Moss on October 19th, 2010
I am at total  awe. My condlence to his family. His family lived down the street from us and he played with my brothers. His mother was my girl scout leader. He as with his parents will be missed.
 

Roland Swingon, class of '73

August 26th, 1954 - February 16th, 2010


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Roland H. Swingon, a native of Washington, DC, was received of our Lord on February 16, 2010. The beloved son of Roland H. Swingon, Sr. and Elois O. Minor (deceased), he is survived by his dear children, Roland H. Swingon, III, Kamilah T. Swingon, and his grandson Aaidan C. Swingon. Other loving survivors are his former wife, Theodora Proctor; grandmother, Marion B. Gadson; brother, Harold B. Minor; sisters, Carolyn Swingon, Debra-Swingon Stokes and Elois Kelly. In addition, love for Roland extends to his surviving aunts, Inez Jackson, Raynell Wall and Denise Inez Gadson; his uncles, Ralph and Reginald Brown; and a host of his cousins; Pamela Johnson and Michael Houston; his wonderful Minor Family, Aunt Audrey, and a host of his cousins.

Roland''s friends are many including his childhood friends in Petworth; his friends at Coolidge High School, Largo and Central High School; his friends at Delaware State College and Norfolk State University, his friends at the MPD, and his brothers at the Steamfitters Local 602. Roland was also very fond of Cathy Jones, Tony Robinson, James "Carwash" and many others, too numerous to name. Oh how we will miss Roland, Jr. On Friday, February 26, 2010, Memorial Service will be held at New Bethel Baptist Church located at 9th and S Streets, NW, Washington, DC. Viewing at 10 a.m. Service starts at 11 a.m. Interment at Harmony National Cemetery. Family will receive friends afterwards at New Bethel.

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From Rivers McCreary on March 3rd, 2010
I did not know Mr. Swingon personally, but through our association with Coolidge it is with great admiration and respect that I am proud to say that another Coolidge Colt has gone to that great Corral in heaven where someday all Coolidge Colts will gather once again. May the grace of our Lord and savior Jesus  Christ be with you and your family always.

Reverend Rivers D. McCreary, 111 Class of 1967
 
From Kevin Kelley on June 19th, 2010
Swing... Nobody could have put in as many hangers and worked as hard as we did on the N.I.H. job. I'll miss ya brother.
Had a goodtime working with ya!! Iknow you're in a better place.

God Bless you,

Kelly
 
From Debra Swingon on February 28th, 2011
 I love and miss you Peanut.



 

James (Sleepy) Daniels, class of '63

- - January 22nd, 2010


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On January 22, 2010 at Holy Cross Hospital. He is survived by his wife Karen; Father of the late Andre'. Grandfather of Anyae'. Son of Mary Singletary and the late Wesley Daniels. He is also survived by brother and sisters, Joyce, Janice, and Maurice; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. Viewing 9 a.m. followed by funeral services at 10 a.m. at Woodstream Baptist Church, 9800 Lottsford Rd. Mitchellville, MD. Interment Fort Lincoln Cemetary

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From Robert O'Meally on January 29th, 2010
I knew Sleepy as one of the most celebrated Takoma Playground athletes and then as an upperclassman baseball star at Coolidge. Two years older than I, Sleepy was gentle and generous with us younger baseball players, who played in his shadow. And what a long shadow this brilliant young man cast! I can still see, in my imagination, the mightiness of his batswing--the irresistable power--and yet the coolness of it all! At Coolidge, I once saw Sleepy hit a ball all the way over the centerfield fence from homeplate--the longest hit I ever witnessed on that field: 400 feet at least. But aside from being a brilliant hitter and pitcher, even in those days "Sleep" was a leader who taught all of us what it meant to show good humor and grace under pressure, and to be confident without bragging: he let his bat do all the talking!
Sleepy, man, I admired you with all my heart. Many of us did, and we honor your memory. We will miss you forever.

 
From Ramona Young - Washington, DC on January 29th, 2010

My condolences go out to the Daniels Family at this time of sorrow.  Sleepy will be remembered and greatly missed.
I pray that you all have peace.

 
From Anthony Ferrell on March 25th, 2010
Thanks Mr. Daniels (Sleepy). Your presence at Coolidge was great.
God bless the family.

 
From Karen Cannon jarvis on January 26th, 2014
I have fond memories of Sleepy walking the halls of Coolidge. He was a great conversationalist and fun to be around. He had a wonderful connection with young people. I am so sorry to hear of his passing. His memory will live in my heart forever!
 

John (Teddy) Huff, Sr. class of '63

- - January 20th, 2010


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On January 20, 2010 of Forrestville, MD Survived by his devoted wife Patsy, three daughters Lori Huff-Herald (Anthony), Kimberly Williams (Anthony), and Shawn Huff-McNair; Two sons, Hohn T. Huff, Jr. (Linda) and Gary Huff (LaTashia); three step-sons, Trenton Barron (Shelley), Harold Barron (Annette) and Todd Barron; one sister, four brothers; 11 grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friend.

Visitation 9:30 AM until time of Service at 11:00 AM Friday, January 29, 2010 at Ward Memorial A.M.E. Church, 241 42nd St. N.E.

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From Kassandra Anderson on January 28th, 2010

My total prayers and condolences are spiritually toward Mr. Huff's family.  Please let your God get you through these times as He always has.

K. Joi Anderson;
c/o '94

 
From margie brown on March 30th, 2011

Teddy was a wonderful person and he is missed by all that knew him
 

Neil Faulkner, class of '71

January 22nd, 1953 - July 16th, 2009


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Neil Faulkner was born in Washington, DC on Thursday, January 22,1953 to Willa M. and Robert H. Faulkner.  Educated in tile DC public school system, Neil graduated from Calvin Coolidge Senior High School in 1971.


Neil was a past president and life member of the Calvin Coolidge Alumni Association (CCAA). He spent untold hours working to assure that CCAA remained a valuable resource to the school community. In 2007, he received the Calvin Coolidge Alumni Association Honoree Award for Outstanding Community Service.


He leaves to cherish his memory his devoted wife, Gwendolyn Faulkner; his parents, Willa and Robert (Alberta) Faulkner; one sister, Robyn Barns; two aunts, Lauretta Burleson, .Patricia Tharpe, one uncle. Arthur (Rita) Faulkner; in-laws, Mildred and Presto Herald; three brothers-in law, Preston Ill, Elliott (Deborah),Vernon (Allison) Herald; a sister-in-law, Delores Herald; a God Daughter, Tiffany Brown and a host of other relatives, friends and mentees.

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From EARL TASCO JR on January 17th, 2012
the best friend nobody knew about.first black friend i had when i joined takoma babtist church as a 11 year old kid.we were so close that people thought we were related.i will never ever forget you neil (iron horse) faulkner.the iron horse was a neighborhood  joke ment in the most loving  way! GOD BLESS YOU NEIL!
 
From Tylila Bradshaw on October 17th, 2012
You were truely a role model in my sons life we miss you and he is now attending UMCP thank you again.
 

Carlton Leland Davies (Moore)

May 8th, 1947 - January 6th, 2009

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Carlton L. Moore

 
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MOORE CARLTON L. MOORE On Tuesday, January 6, 2009. Devoted father of Carlton J. Moore; beloved son of Lela Moore. Survived by a granddaughter, Jadah; two sisters, Carolyn Dickens and Josephine Dumas; two brothers, Kevin and James Moore, other relatives and friends. Mr. Moore will lie in state at Jones Memorial United Methodist Church, 4625 G St. SE Friday, January 23 from 10 a.m. until services at 11 a.m. Reverend Loretta E. Jones, Pastor. Interment Quantico National Cemetery Tuesday, January 27 at 1 p.m. Services by STEWART.

 
Published in The Washington Post on Jan. 22, 2009

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Richard McIlwain

December 19th, 1968 - February 1st, 1998

I'd like to pay a tribute to my wonderful brother who left us and his wife and son much too early.  He did not survive the motor cycle accident he was in but our memories of him will live on.  Coolidge was his high school home and he was a proud graduate.

Lovingly,
your sister

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Sylvester Fulton

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Charles Lucas, class of 1973

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We are saddened to inform you of the recent passing of  Charles Lucas, class of 1973. The Coolidge Alumni community extends our most heart-felt sympathy and prayers to the  family.
 
Funeral Arrangements   
Tuesday, December 22, 2015 
Service:  12:00pm 
Location: Capital Mortuary
1425 Maryland Ave N.E.
Washington, D.C. 

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Freda Barron, class of '72


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We are saddened to inform you of the recent passing of  Freda Barron, class of 1972. The Funeral will be held Friday January 11, 2013 at Stewart Funeral Home, 4001 Benning Road NE. Viewing will be from 3:00pm - 4:00pm, with the service starting at 4:00pm.  The Coolidge Alumni community extends our most heart-felt sympathy and prayers to the Barron family.   

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George Georgie (Davis)

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Home Going Service for:

George “Georgie” Davis
Place:  Berean Baptist Church     924 Madison St N.W.     Washington, DC 20011   
Date: Saturday, January 10th 2015       
Viewing:     10:00 – 11:00am    
Service:      11:00- 12:30pm      
Repast Immediately Following Service

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Edward Nutt, class of '68

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Dear Alumni,

 

We are saddened to inform you of the recent passing of  Edward L. Nutt, class of 1968. The Coolidge Alumni community extends our most heart-felt sympathy and prayers to the  family.

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