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We Remember

Sad News - Mark Miller (Class of 1977)
posted 7 November 2015

Photo l-r: Mark Miller, Eric Hols, Bill Childs,
and David Garg

My heart is heavy tonight. My brother from India, Mark Miller, passed on. Even though
I haven't seen him in years, I will miss him
very much. Here is a photo of one of the
most-epic sleepovers a bunch of sixth graders ever had.

From Eric Hols (Class of 1976)
(Message dated 6 Nov 2015)

Obituary by Quinn-Shalz Family Funeral Home

Sad News - Mr. JS Sidhu (Maintenance Staff Member)
posted 4 November 2015

Sad message from the school:

Mr. JS Sidhu (fondly known as Sidhu Ji), who worked at AES for
37+ years (1964 to 2001), passed away after a short illness on November 3rd. Sidhu Ji trained many over the years and contri-
buted to the care of our amazing campus and the development
of an infrastructure that has kept the school running since its
earliest days.

Sad News
posted 17 July 2015

Our good friend, Neal Siebert, husband of 33 years to KC Gray Siebert (Class of 1970), passed away on Monday,
July 13, 2015 after a 16-month battle with Glioblastoma,
a form of brain cancer.

Neal was an active member of our AIS/AES family for
many years, not only attending each reunion but also participating in planning meetings, assisting with preparations and helping with the many details needed
for the reunions to go smoothly. Although he couldn't
make the 2015 Reunion, he was with us in spirit.

Neal was a strong man, both in body and spirit; a calm, caring man and a true gentleman. He and KC spent the past ten years traveling around the world, enjoy-
ing life and living it to the fullest. Their mantra for the past year has been "Attitude
is Everything."
Neal will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery later this year.
We will post more information on our website and Facebook page once it is

Obituary by Demaine Funeral Home
Click here for a photo tribute to Neal.

Sad News - Anita Jones, Class of 1968
posted 13 May 2015

Anita Jones passed away on March 23, 2015 after battling metastatic colon cancer for almost four years. Born to
Harold and Loretta Jones, she was the fifth of seven
daughters and a twin, who grew up in India, Nigeria, Spain, and Kenya. Read more by the Washington Post.

Obituary by Washington Post

1950 - 2015

Sad News - Lena Nekby, Class of 1982
posted 26 April 2015

Remembering Lena

Tribute by Stockholm University
1964 - 2014

Sad News - John Worthington Stabile, Class of 1986
posted 26 April 2015

John ("Jack") Stabile's sister, Asunta Stabile McCathern
(Class of 1983) just informed us the sad news of his passing
a few months ago, on Christmas Day, 2014.

Obituary by Orlando Sentinel

Remembering John

Sad News - Babette Douglas, Class of 1968
posted 28 February 2015

We received the sad news today from sister-in-law, Sherry,
that Babette Douglas (Class of 1968) passed away recently.
Rest in peace, Babs.

Obituary by RJ Ross Funeral Home

Sad News - Gregory Anderson, Class of 1969
From Brian Grimm (Class of 1969)
posted 7 February 2015

It is with a sad heart I tell you I found out that Greg
, Class of 1969 and a very good friend, has
passed away. He was living in Wilmington, North Carolina,
and died due to a heart condition. I last saw Greg in September
of 2013, in Wilmington, and had talked with him on the phone recently. He had a great sense of humor, had an easy smile, and was truly happy.
I will miss him.

Obituary by Andrews Mortuary

Sad News - Aisha Chaudhary, Class of 2014
posted 29 January 2015

We are sad to report Aisha Chaudhary (Class of 2014)
passed away Saturday, 24 January 2015. Read more

The Girl Who Just Won't Give Up
(Sunday Express Magazine, 5 October 2014)

View Aisha's Art

Sad News - Angela Pande, Class of 1994
From Natalia Khodakevich (Class of 1994)
posted 12 January 2015

Angela Pande (Class of 1994) passed away. Deepest condolences to family and friends.

Photo contributed by classmate Rachna Agrawal

Tribute to Angela Pande,
written by her brother, Neil Pande

Sad News - Mark Thomas Burns, Class of 1974
posted 19 December 2014

"Mark Thomas Burns (Class of 1974)...father, brother, uncle and
friend, left the world on December 2nd of 2014. We'd like to keep
Mark's memory alive with the help of this page."
Read more from Mark's family

Sad News - Tommy Noonan, Class of 1964
From Tommy Noonan's daughters, Adrienne and Melissa
posted 12 October 2014

Photo on your left of Tommy,
Vicki, and George Noonan was
taken very recently.

Tommy Noonan (Class of 1964) passed away on 22 September
2014 in hospice, after a swift
decline following a fall. He was 69. His health had been in decline for many years.

We have been overwhelmed by the kind notes and generous outreach from Tommy's friends around the world - including many from AIS including Bill Lanigan, Mark Isenberg, Susan
and their daughter Ayelet Girard.

American International School, New Delhi, is influential time and place for the
Noonan family - with Tommy, George & Vicki all alumni - and remains so today.
For this, we are ever grateful. And we very much enjoyed reading Tommy's senior page in the AIS '64 yearbook - if he's only channeled his gift for argument and debate into actually being a foreign service lawyer! His sly wit and acerbic humour certainly stuck with him throughout his life.

Read more on Tommy
Upcoming Celebration of Tommy Noonan Information

Sad News - Nicolas Broun, Class of 2008
from Geoffroy Bablon, Class of 2007
posted 24 September 2014

Dear Friends and Fellow AES Alumni,

It is with great regret that I write this little note to let you
know that Nicolas Broun, a 2008 AES high school graduate, passed away Monday morning in his home in France. I'll
always remember Nicolas as a friend and fellow European, someone who loved theater, being active and outdoors, who was always ready to lend an ear when
you had a story to share or were in need of some advice and support.

The funeral will likely be held next Monday or Tuesday, though details have not
yet been finalized. In the meantime, feel free to reach out to his sister Nathalie
if you'd like to pass a message directly to Nicolas' family.

Warmest regards, Geoffroy Bablon, Class of 2007.

Sad News
From Jacquie Singh (Alumni Faculty Member)
posted 6 September 2014

Dear Family and Friends,

My husband, best friend, and companion for 64 years passed away on August 26, 2014, in Chandigarh. After a long illness
that was mercifully painless his passing was peaceful as our
four children and I gathered at his bedside and saw him through his final, gentle breaths. He was 93.

Our retirement days were brightened by happy memories of all of you and of the
great times we shared together. I am about to leave the country that has been "home" to me since 1950, and that opened its arms to me, a "stranger". I shall
soon find saying good-bye difficult indeed to so many lasting relationships as I prepare to leave before month's end. Yet, when one door closes, another opens
as I return to where I came from. I go forth to what future remains to me in California where my journey began with curiosity and a sense of adventure. And
I shall enjoy resuming relationships at close quarters that for many decades survived the daunting distance of 10 thousand miles.

Love to you all, each and every one,
Jacquie Singh

Sad News - Suzette Kauffman Fulton, Class of 1973

posted 26 February 2014

Suzette Gabeau Kauffman Fulton,
8 June 1955 - 22 February 2014

Our beloved sister, Suzette Gabeau Kauffman Fulton (Class of 1973), passed away suddenly at her Maryland home at age 58. She had been chronically
ill for many years and recently had started hemodialysis.

Suzette is survived by her devoted husband William. They had no children. Suzette is the daughter of Pepita and Kenneth Kauffman. We lost our mother Pepita recently in August 2013. Suzette is number
five of the eight siblings, including Greg, Aleida,
Lisa, and Mark Kudarauskas, and Laura, Kenneth,
and Hilary Kauffman. Brother Greg passed away in December 2004.

Our family lived in New Delhi from August 1961 to
June 1966, first in Golf Links. (1961-1963), then on Malcha Marg in Chanakyapuri (1963-1966).

Many thanks to everyone for your condolences and comforting thoughts.
- Lisa Kudarauskas Forrence, Class of 1969 (email dated 26 February 2014)

Photo provided by Judy Isenberg Kaufmann (Class of 1969)

Obituary by The Washington Post

Sad News - George Ronkin, Class of 1969
posted 14 February 2014

(Obituary by San Jose Mercury News
contributed by David Ide, Class of 1969)

Surrounded by friends and family, George Daniel Ronkin
(Class of 1969) of Santa Clara passed away on Friday,
February 7 after a courageous battle with leukemia. He was born in Wilmington, Delaware, on November 6, 1951, to Raphael and Elizabeth Polhemus Ronkin.
George attended public schools in Newark, Delaware and high school at the
American International School in New Delhi, India. On graduation in 1969, he received awards for excellence both in advanced physics and the visual arts.

Read more on George
View Guest Book
Remembrance for George Ronkin (7 February 2015)

Sad News
In Memory Of Lloyd Thomas Dewhurst (Class of 1966)
written by his sister, JoAnn Dewhurst Koozer
posted 16 January 2014

Lloyd Dewhurst Lloyd Dewhurst, Class of 1966

My brother, Lloyd Thomas Dewhurst (1947-2005), attended the American International School in Delhi in the mid 1960's. He was
there for the 1964-65 school year and
possibly for part of the school year before that. My family lived in Lashkar Gah, Afghanistan, at that time where our father worked for the Bureau of Reclamation as a
part of the Helmand Valley Project,
developing irrigation systems for the farmers. Names that Lloyd knew in Delhi I see mentioned in my sparse teenage diary included Willie (I think Dempsey), his
brother Terry, and also a Paul Davis. At least a couple of the fellows came home
with him for brief visits. Jim Urano was also from Lashkar Gah and I think they may have roomed together. Lloyd made good friends in Delhi and had the usual good
and bad experiences associated with living away from home. He generally embraced the overseas experience.

Read more on Lloyd

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