The Rajendra family would like to thank you
(ISB Class of 1970, ISB Class of 1973, ISB Alumni, individual ISBers, and
other friends), for the spectacular flowers and gifts sent for Leo
Rajendra's memorial service last Saturday, November17, in Virginia, and
for your kind words, condolences, notes, and support. Leo prayed every
night and we know he loved you all and was honored in turn by all your
The Rajendra family is sad to announce
the death of Leo S. Rajendra on November 9th, 2012 in Virginia, USA of a
heart attack following back surgery.
Leo was born in Jaffna, Ceylon on
January 20, 1951 and was a student at ISB from 1963 to 1970 when he moved
to the United States to complete his studies in Criminology (B.A.) and
Public Administration (M.A.). His career over the past four decades
covered work as a criminologist with various southern Californian police
departments and subsequently as a technology expert for various government
and private institutions in the U.S.A.
Leo followed in his father’s footsteps
and was one of International School of Bangkok's (ISB) top athletes and
played an active part of various sports teams during his years there.
Leo (“Baba” was his family nickname)
was a spiritual and intellectual man with a unique sense of humor and told
exotic stories that made one laugh. He had a kind heart and was generous
with his time and money to offer help to others in need. As many ISBers
know well, Leo had a zest for life and always opted to live life to the
fullest rather than to lead a mundane life.
Leo leaves behind his wife Margaret
Henderson, his son Justin Rajendra, and daughter Dr. Malika Rajendra (all
of Georgia); his youngest sister Angeline Rajendra Behrend (of Maryland);
eldest brother Ernest Rajendra (of California); youngest brother Eric
Rajendra (of France); his nieces Tabatha Rajendra (of California) and
Rachel Behrend (of Maryland), nephew David Behrend (of Maryland); his
in-laws Juana Rajendra (of California), Kirk Harrison (of California),
Richard Behrend (of Maryland), Michael Bronfen (of France); various
relatives and friends all over the world.
Memorial services were held on Saturday,
November 17th, 2012 at Cunningham Turch Funeral Home in Alexandria,
Virginia. Cherished friends from the International School of Bangkok as
well as the local community and family were present to wish him farewell
with much love. The Rajendra family would like to thank you (ISB Class of
1970, ISB Class of 1973, ISB Alumni, individual ISBers, and other
friends), for the spectacular flowers and gifts sent for his memorial
service and for your kind words, condolences, notes, and support. The
memorial service ended with a song from the group ABBA (I Have a Dream) we
joined in singing for Leo since he loved this song and it symbolized his
spirit in both his life and in his parting.