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In Memory Of Learie Phillip

Members and friends, with sadness, we regret to inform you that Mr. Learie Phillip, a former vice-president of the Trinidad & Tobago Association (TTADC), passed away on March 3, 2022, after a long illness. He is survived by his loving wife Cecile, daughters, Odessa and Tameika, and many relatives and friends.

An educator by profession, Learie served for many years as a teacher in the DC Public school system, then as Assistant Principal at Bell Multicultural High School, and Principal of Roosevelt High School in Washington, DC. At Roosevelt, he introduced several innovative programs, including the Hospitality Academy, that redounded to the benefit of his inner-city students who were able to h·anslate the skills learned in these programs into college and employment oppo1tunities. There was an annual increase in the number of college bound students during his tenure.

An avid sports fan, Learie was particularly attracted to soccer and track and field events, including an annual trek to the Penn Relays in Philadelphia. He also played and coached soccer for the, now defunct, Juniors Spo1ts Club and the Twilighters Soccer team.

Learie received his secondary school education at Trinity College, Melbourne Street Port-of-Spain, graduating in 1965 before migrating to the United States where was a graduate of George Mason University which he supported both materially and financially.

Our community has lost a valuable member, and we extend our sincerest condolences and well wishes to his family in this period of grief.

Final services for Mr. Phillips are scheduled forr Sunday, March 20, 2022 at 1:00pm.at Hines Rinaldi Funeral Home at 11800 New Hampshire Avenue Silver Spring Maryland.


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