Clifton Ancel McDonald
Clifton Ancel McDonald of Brooklyn, NY died on January 2, 2022 at age 99. A dedicated educator for over 60 years, Clifton began his teaching career in his native country of Guyana, rising to become Principal of both elementary and secondary schools there, and also lecturer at the University of Guyana. After emigrating to the USA in 1983, he taught English in grades 6 through 9 at St. Mark's Day School, IS 210, IS 394, and MS 246 in Brooklyn NY. Clifton is survived by Shirley, his loving and devoted wife for over 62 years; children Carole, Donna, Clifton, Clifford, and Camille; sons-in-law James Gaskin and Tival Williams; daughters-in-law Linda Watson and Nicole Wilson; grandchildren Melissa, Chelsey, Colin, Clifton (Andy), Matisse, and Maya; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, ex-students, and friends. A celebration of the life of Clifton McDonald will take place on January 11, 2022 at the Church of St. Mark, 1417 Union St., Brooklyn, NY 11213; with a viewing from 5pm to 6:45pm and funeral mass at 7pm.
Published by Daily News on Jan. 9, 2022.
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Church of St. Mark
1417 Union St., Brooklyn, NY
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Church of St. Mark
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Please accept my sympathy on the passing of Mr Clifton McDonald; it was with great sadness that, I learnt of his death. Mr McDonald was one of my teachers at St. Jude's Anglican School West Berbice, Guyana where he made an indelible mark on me as a teacher and mentor. I learnt from him the values of truth, hard work and problem-solving. These values have stood me in good stead both at various schools and in my professional life. He was a good man, and he would continue to live through the lives of the individuals that he influenced and in turn the lives that those individuals touch. His devotion to his profession of teaching brings to mind the line by the poet Gibran. "The teacher who walks in the shadow of the temple, among his followers, gives not of his wisdom but rather of his faith and lovingness". Good-bye Mr McDonlad; you earned your rest.
Patrick O. Walters; Calgary Alberta
School
January 18, 2022
Valarie H. Crosdale
January 12, 2022
Beautiful service.... glowing tributes, rightfully so for Mr Mac; love n hugs to all the family; may the memories of the fond times shared wth him warm your hearts
S A Saul
January 11, 2022
We thank God for the wonderful person He made in Uncle Clifton and for the opportunity to be touched by his warm personality and love. May his soul Rest In Peace and Rise in Glory though the precious blood of Jesus. God comfort Aunty Shirley and all the family during their period of grieving. Amen.
Clifford & Nancy Loncke
January 11, 2022
Condolences to the family. We have lost one of the best. May he RIP and rise in Glory.
Valarie Crosdale
January 11, 2022
The Cadogan family sends our love and condolences to you in this difficult time.
Terry, Terrico, Karen, Kamarie
January 11, 2022
The Cadogan Family
January 11, 2022
Thanh you sir for being an INSPIRATION when you were HEADMASTER of CCSS. RIP MACKIE.
john barkie
School
January 11, 2022
My condolences to Mrs Mc Donald and family. Teacher Clifton was my God- father, and I remember him as a calm, gracious, and considerate person. He was a mentor to me, and always encourage pursuit of higher education. It was a privilege knowing him. God Bless!
Joseph Fredericks
January 10, 2022
My deepest sympathy to his lovely wife, Shirley, his children, Carole, Donna, Clifton, Clifford, Camille, his grandchildren and other relatives. Mr. MacDonald hired me to teach Chemistry at Mackenzie High School. Under his guidance I grew tremendously professionally. He had a great work ethic and was a stickler for punctuality. He knew how to help personal and professional activities separate. I spent eight years at MHS and I believe we became much more than teacher and Principal. We both left MHS in 1983 and his recommendations helped me secure jobs in Jamaica, The Bahamas and the USA. Many young people are what they are today because of his guidance. He lived a long and very productive life. May he Rest In Peace.
Compton Mahase
January 9, 2022
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
Audrey Edwards
Family
January 8, 2022
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