At the 2010 Cambridge Academy Alumni Association International (CAAAI) reunion celebration in Brooklyn NY, Dr. Frank Douglas was a recipient of the prestigious Robert A. Pinkerton’s award for Humanitarian Services. We all listened attentively to his acceptance speech as he told his story of how he mastered the German language. I was intrigued not by ‘how’, but more so by the tenacity of ‘why’. Dr. Douglas explained further that the feeling of imperiousness and arrogance that oftentimes accompany so called superior languages, required the dismissal of the barrier that supported that form of disparity - he decided to learn and master the entire German language, and he did.
The Cambridge Academy Alumni Executive Board and Membership suffer no illusion when we unrepentantly assert the kinship we have with Dr. Douglas. This polyglot, has been our teacher and scholarly example in our formative High-School years; a Member of our association’s Advisory Board from its rejuvenation in 2008; our pious philanthropist in times of need; a recipient of our Robert A. Pinkerton award in 2010; our Biennial Reunion… Read More
Barbara Ann DeFlorimonte, departed this life on Wednesday, November 21, 2018 at Laurel Regional Hospital, Maryland. She is survived by her husband of 36 years, Franklin DeFlorimonte; son, Jerrod Shaw; grandsons Jerrod Jr., Jonathan and Jeremiah; brothers, Charles Kelley, Jr. and Jerry Kelley; sister Bertha Kelley; seven nieces, five nephews, six great-nieces, 3 great-nephews and a host of family and friends.
Her life will be celebrated on Sunday, December 2, 2018
Fort Lincoln Funeral Home and Cemetery
3401 Bladensburg Road
Brentwood, MD 20722
Visitation: 11:30am – 12:30pm
Service: 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Repast: Following Burial
For further information, please contact:
Cassaundra Jones (301) 633-7445 or
Cheryl Ann DeFlorimonte (301) 535-6610
Thank you very much for attending and supporting this biennial event! Please see photos from the event in our Photo Album.