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10/17/15 - NNHS Newsletter - Robert Maidment

Robert Maidment
(22 May 1929 - 16 Sept 2015)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,  

   I am saddened to report this somewhat belated news today.
   Robert Maidment, beloved former Principal at Newport News High School, passed away in Boca Raton, Florida on Wednesday, September 16, 2015, at the age of 86.

  From Al Simms ('60) of VA - 10/17/15, 4:55 PM - "Passing of     Robert Maidment (NNHS Principal)":


In case you don't know this--

(The) Williamsburg newspaper listed our old principal, Robert Maidment today. He was 86.

Al Simms

   Oh, no, Al, I did not know! Thank you so much for telling me.

From the Virginia Gazette - 10/15/15:   

                   Robert Maidment


NORTH READING - Robert Maidment, 86, son of the late William and Gertrude (Hansen) Maidment, died Wednesday, September 16, 2015 after a brief illness. Born in Westfield, NJ on May 22, 1929, Robert, best known as Bob to his friends and colleagues, was a long time resident of Boca Raton, FL.

He graduated from the University of Virginia in 1950, followed by 2 years of service with the US Marine Corps.

After earning his masters degree in education from UVA in 1953, his career took off with a number of teaching jobs followed by principalships in Virginia and Illinois.

Upon earning his doctorate of education from UVA in 1963, he soon became a professor at Northwestern University. After a brief stint in 1969 with Booz Allen Hamilton as a consultant out of Chicago, IL, he finished his professional career in 1989, retiring as professor emeritus at the College of William and Mary.



Along the way, he wrote a number of books for publication and also, well known for his acumen on all studies of communication and a skilled lecturer, led many conferences for the Virginia Department of Transportation.

"Pops" will be remembered for his kindness, wisdom, and humor.

Robert is survived by his ex-wife of 28 years, Joan (Sanger); sons, Jeff and his wife Linda, and Gary and his wife Denise; daughter Leslie; many grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.

A private service was held at the South Florida National Cemetery in Lake Worth, FL. Donations can be made in his memory to the Williamsburg Humane Society.

Published in Virginia Gazette on October 13, 2015.

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   Our deepest sympathies are extended to Mr. Maidment's family, friends, and former students at this time.

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  Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309


Amazing Grace

Words by John Newton, 1779
(24 July 1725 21 Dec 1807)

 Amazing grace! (how sweet the sound)
That sav'd a wretch like me!
I once was lost, but now am found,
Was blind, but now I see.

'Twas grace that taught my heart to fear,
And grace my fears reliev'd;
How precious did that grace appear,
The hour I first believ'd!

Thro' many dangers, toils and snares,
I have already come;
'Tis grace has brought me safe thus far,
And grace will lead me home.

The Lord has promis'd good to me,
His word my hope secures;
He will my shield and portion be,
As long as life endures.

Yes, when this flesh and heart shall fail,
And mortal life shall cease;
I shall possess, within the veil,
A life of joy and peace.

The earth shall soon dissolve like snow,
The sun forbear to shine;
But God, who call'd me here below,
Will be forever mine.

Bagpipes Version of "Amazing Grace" midi courtesy of - 05/25/08
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 05/21/08
Thanks, Dave!

"Amazing Grace" lyrics courtesy of - 03/15/05

Greg Olsen Paintings courtesy of 01/27/05

Animated USMC Flag clip art courtesy of - 06/18/03

Blackwork Flowers Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 08/12/04

Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still missing...)
Thanks, Al!
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
Thanks, Norm!

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