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O. Rudolph Aggrey

July 24, 1926 ~ April 6, 2016 (age 89)
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Message from Jane Halm-Quagrainie
July 24, 2017 12:29 PM

Roxane thinking of you today which would have been the 91st birthday of Uncle Rudy. May he rest in perfect peace. From the Brown-Orleans x Aggrey-Orleans family. My mum is Uncle Bill Brown-Orleans (Washington) sister Mary Ekumah. God bless xx
Message from moe j
May 2, 2016 7:39 PM


You probably don't remember me we both attended The America school of Bucharest. My father at the time was the Nigerian Ambassador. Your father was a great man as young as I was back then I could sense his importance. My sincere condolences to you and your wonderful mother my thought and prayers are with you and your family may his soul rest in peace with the other giants who went before.

Moe j (Adekuoye)
Message from Shaun Donnelly
May 2, 2016 7:39 AM

As a young first-tour Foreign Service Officer in the mid-70s, I had the privilege of serving under Ambassador Rudy Aggrey at the U.S. Embassy in Dakar, Senegal. He was a real professional, a great boss, and a uniquely effective ambassador. He and Francoise were very generous to my wife Susan and me as we were starting our State Department career. I will always be great for that support and encouragement. My sincere condolences to the Aggrey family

Amb..(ret) Shaun Donnelly
Message from Isaac Aggrey
April 18, 2016 2:11 AM

We extend our heartfelt sorrow and condolences to the entire Aggrey family. He will be truly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May his gentle soul rest in perfect peace.

Isaac Aggrey.
Message from Audrey Quaye
April 16, 2016 5:25 PM

Dear Mrs. Francoise Aggrey, Roxanne and the entire Aggrey and Douglass families. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Your husband, father, uncle and granduncle made a huge contribution to world peace through his work in the diplomatic field. May Ambassador Aggrey's dear soul rest in eternal peace.
Message from Abigail Meeks Mitchell
April 14, 2016 10:43 PM

I am deeply saddened by the passing of my great-uncle Rudy. Please accept heartfelt prayers and condolences on behalf of myself and my family. We pray that you will find endless comfort in each other and in the wonderful memories you share of him.
With love,
Abigail Meeks Mitchell (Carol's daughter)
Message from Faustine C. Jones-Wilson
April 14, 2016 4:10 PM

I treasure memories of Ambassador Aggrey from working with him at Howard University at the Howard University Press and in meetings related thereto. I also have vivid memories of interacting with him and his lovely wife, Francoise, in our home and theirs as my husband, Edwin Wilson, framed some of their beautiful art pieces from Africa. We had several delightful meals together, and many pleasant conversations.Edwin passed away in February, 2008.

Ambassador Aggrey was a very cultivated person who held himself and others to the highest standards. He sought to maintain and extend the high rankings of the Howard University Press as an institutional and societal asset. He was always very business-like, and did not compromise on the quality of the Press's publications.

He will be missed very much by those of us who knew him well. Deepest sympathy to Francoise and Roxane.

Dr. Faustine C. Jones-Wilson,
Professor and Editor-in-Chief Emerita
School of Education; The Journal of Negro Education
Howard University
Washington, DC 20059
Message from Janine Evans
April 14, 2016 8:29 AM


Our families extend heartfelt sympathy to you for the passing of your father, our uncle. His life has made a difference in so many ways and will always be remembered.

We pray that you will be comforted with precious memories and that you will have courage and faith for days ahead.

Raemi, Fredrick and family, and Janine and family
Message from Everly-Wheatley Funeral Home
April 13, 2016 4:09 PM

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