Ronald C. “Ron” Pennington ~ Class of 1966

Ronald C. “Ron” Pennington ~ Class of 1966

Departed ~ 2/20/06 ~ Cancer

Washington Post, February 23, 24, 25, 2006

Ronald Charles Pennington (age 58) of Washington , DC , died in Albuquerque , NM February 20, 2006, after a long battle with lymphoma.

Beloved son of RC “Preach” and Vivian Pennington, he was born in Charleston WV and, following his family’s career assignments, happily experienced growing up and schooling in Africa, Sri Lanka , India , southeast Asia, and the western United States .

He is survived by his mother, Vivian and step-father, Rob Hooper and family; by his brother Daniel and wife Angela, their children Daniel and Stephanie; by his sister Carolyn Anong and her husband Gary Williams; and by his partner, Richard Plante.

After receiving a fine arts degree from Eastern New Mexico University , he pursued a 25-year career in visual merchandising and interior design in the western U.S. , Mexico and Southeast Asia, receiving special recognition and awards for his work in Singapore . More recently, living in Washington , he produced both retail merchandising and interior design work in this region and in New England ; and he was a volunteer docent at the Library of Congress.

Funeral services, 10 a.m. Saturday, February 25, at Church of the Immaculate Conception, 619 Copper NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102. In lieu of flowers, Ron requested that donations be made to Catholic Relief Services, specifically for the feeding and relief of children in Ethiopia , Kenya , Sudan , Chad and Somalia .

Interment of cremains was in the family crypt at Sunset Memorial Park in Albuquerque .

I regret to advise you of Ron Pennington’s death at Albuquerque, NM, on
February 20, 2006, after a long and brave battle with lymphoma. For the last
6 years Ron had been living and working in the Washington DC area. In the
last few years he had re-established his link with ISB, and he followed your
communications with great interest.

I am a close friend in DC who is attempting to inform of his passing all
those who come to my attention who might have interest in knowing. I have
attached an obituary that appeared in the Washington Post and a photo from
November 2004, shortly before he became ill.

If you need to correspond for any reason, I can be reached at This e-mail site (Ron’s own) will probably be shut
down in the near future.

Thank you.

Richard L. Plante

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Bradley Dunning ~ Class of 1976

Brad Dunning ~ Class of 1976

Departed ~ 2006 ~ Details unknown

I didn’t see this memorial to fallen ISBers. If his picture is not there, I would like to suggest you add my brother Brad (class of ’76). His last yearbook picture would have been in 1974. Bradley B. Dunning 1958-2006. RIP brother.

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Michael Noss ~ Class of 1971

Michael Noss ~ Class of 1971

Departed ~ 03/16/2006 ~ Persistent brain tumor








Hear Michael sitting in on bass with The Still Remains at the Dallas Reunion 1996

Michael died this evening at 9:45pm. I was with him, beginning another round of memories with his best friend Dave Elder and David Wilkerson, also from Bangkok days, and his sister Sarah, all of whom arrived in time to sit with him, and say goodbye, as his breathing became more labored. It was clear that it was that strong Noss heart pounding a few more minutes on the planet, and then, a slower pace of breathing, and then, as peaceful a transition as could be given. Just peaceful.

David Wilkerson got a bottle of red wine from the car, we toasted our Michael. he cell phoned a few of the ISB (International School of Bangkok friends). I called Patrick, who is with his friends tonight. My brother came with the file on the cremation policy. The friends and sister left, and I had some quiet time with this man who loved me, and was so damaged, and all the unmet dreams were left to also let go.

Tomorrow begins the details of disengagement, calls and coordination, and moving Patrick to his new place. I think it is good for him to move forward as much as he still can within the other workings, which are mostly mine to handle.

A sweet and pure soul, a kind and non-judgmental ease, a life with a persistent tumor that impacted his ability to win against his demons, but in the end, cleared away everything but that gentle nature.

I couldn’t save him, I could only keep him safe, and that I did, it was our journey, he taught me much, and gave me the chance to be the parent of Patrick.

So begins another day, another step, but as you know, and Susan Sarandon said so well in Bull Durham, Michael Also “Believed in the Church of Baseball”

Anne Noss

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