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Samuel Ezekiel Dey

1932 - 2015 Obituary Condolences
Samuel Ezekiel Dey Obituary
SAMUEL EZEKIEL DEY Born 06/16/1932, Mahaicony, East Coast Demerara, British Guiana. Died 12/13/2015, Fontana, CA, USA. Son of the late Clarence Dey & Rose Dey (Halley). Married 12/14/1957, Pauline Elizabeth Dey (Pollydore). Father of Donna (McBean), Samuel Jr., John, Steven, Sharon (Dey-Layne), Sylvester. Grandfather of Jamie, Janere, Samuel III, Brandon, Chrislyn, Alicia, Ashley, Donovan, Noah, Matthew. Brother of the late Hannah (Buckie), Mabel (Pinkie), Mary, Princess (Pet). Uncle of Lennox, Eustace, Edoll, Cecily, Pearl, Herbie, Avril, Myrtle, Clairmont, Norma, Petrine, Corette, Wayne, Maxine, Winston, Brian. Friend of many in Guyana, the Caribbean, England, the USA, and other parts of the world. Attended Mahaicony Methodist School, Bobb's Secondary School, London School of Economics (B.Sc., Part 1, Econ), San Bernardino Valley College (A.A., Accounting), Cal State San Bernardino (B.S. Accounting). Taught in the Corentyne, 5th Standard at the Mahaicony Methodist School, where he met his future wife. He married in December 1957, before emigrating to Trinidad, then England, in 1959, where he lived and worked until 1966. When he returned to the newly independent Guyana, he worked as Community Development Officer, before being promoted to Chief Community Development Officer, and subsequently Permanent Secretary, all in the Ministry of Housing, where he served with distinction for many years. He resigned in 1983 and emigrated to the United States, settling in the Loma Linda area with his wife. He then attended San Bernardino Valley College and Cal State San Bernardino. After graduating, he worked for many years as an Accountant for the San Bernardino Unified School District before retiring in 2004. He was a founding member of the Carmel Seventh Day Adventist Church in Georgetown, Guyana, where he served as an Elder from the inception. Latterly he maintained his membership at the the Campus Hill Seventh Day Adventist Church in Loma Linda. He loved his family, cricket, checkers, reading, talking about politics, the USA, and, above all, his native Guyana. He fought the good fight, he finished the course, and he kept the faith! Services: Monday, December 28th at the Montecito Memorial Park & Mortuary, 3520 E. Washington St, Colton, CA 92324: Viewing @ 12:30PM, Service @ 1:30PM, Reception 3:00PM - 5:00PM.

Published in Press-Enterprise from Dec. 23 to Dec. 28, 2015
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