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Agnes Padden

May 3, 1925 ~ October 3, 2019 (age 94)
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Message from Jeanne M Lambert
October 14, 2019 10:15 PM

Don, Bobby Melinda, Carol ,Tom and all,
Deep condolences and prayers! Agnes Padden was my first and favorite teacher in my Kindergarten class soon after she graduated from Gallaudet University’ in 1947! Miss her very much with love!
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A candle was lit by Elaine and Bruce Herzig on October 13, 2019 6:54 PM
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A candle was lit by Pia Borsheim, Ph.D. on October 12, 2019 12:47 PM
Our deepest condolences to Professor Padden's family and friends. It is an honor to teach in the English Department at Gallaudet University, and our regard for Agnes is only one part of her lasting legacy in the memories of her many students and colleagues. May she rest in peace, and may all who mourn be comforted.
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A candle was lit by Olivia M. Schnoor on October 12, 2019 8:29 AM
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A candle was lit by Bob and Pat Herbold on October 11, 2019 8:18 PM
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A candle was lit by Terry and Sheryl Berrigan on October 10, 2019 4:23 PM
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A candle was lit by Jess Cuculick on October 10, 2019 2:27 PM
Message from Robin Field-Turner Gally Class of 1973
October 10, 2019 3:09 AM

My heartfelt condolences go to Don, Robert, Melinda, Carol, Tom & 3 granddaughters as
Agnes Minor Padden leaves o her Heavenly Home. May you find comfort in the memories
that are yours to cherish always & strength in the companionship of those who share your loss. God has Agnes in his keeping. I was delighted to make Agnes acquaintance so that it was a pleasure to have her teach English Literature & Composition. She is dearly missed all.
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A candle was lit by Florence and Julius Vold on October 9, 2019 5:05 PM
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A candle was lit by Hetty Rothenberg on October 9, 2019 10:03 AM
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A candle was lit by Elizabeth A. Moore on October 8, 2019 9:43 PM
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A candle was lit by Jane Norman on October 8, 2019 9:32 PM
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A candle was lit by Marsha L Wetzel on October 8, 2019 8:59 PM
Message from Marsha L. Wetzel
October 8, 2019 8:58 PM

Dear Don, Melinda and family members,
Condolences to you all for the passing of sweet Agnes. I adored Agnes as my English teacher at Gally. She had a big heart ❤️ that I shall never forget. Don, you were my PE teacher as well.
May God be with you during this difficult time.
Marsha L Wetzel
Message from David and Rachel McKee
October 8, 2019 6:25 PM

It was a privilege for us to know her as a family friend for so many years. Our condolences to her family - Don, Bob, Carol, and family
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A candle was lit by David and Rachel McKee on October 8, 2019 6:23 PM
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A candle was lit by DD Schlehofer on October 8, 2019 3:36 PM
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A candle was lit by Joe Hamilton on October 8, 2019 12:33 PM
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A candle was lit by Bobbi Cordano and Mary Baremore on October 8, 2019 12:15 PM
Message from Bill and Sue Sloboda
October 8, 2019 11:39 AM

Dear Don and Family,
Let this note convey our deepest sympathies on the recent passing of Agnes.
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A candle was lit by Diane Morton and Donalda Ammons on October 8, 2019 2:33 AM
Message from Barbara and Bruce White
October 7, 2019 10:39 PM

Dear Don, Bobby. Melinda, Carol and family,
Our hearts are heavy at this time of loss. Agnes was such a graceful and beautiful soul and she holds a special place in our hearts. May you find comfort in all the people who loved her.
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A candle was lit by Patricia Branz and Bill Mather on October 7, 2019 8:59 PM
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A SYMPATHY GARDEN VASE was ordered on October 7, 2019
Message from Suzanne Lightbourn
October 7, 2019 5:54 PM

My deepest sympathies for you and your family. I’m warmed by good memories of meeting your mother and your beautiful times together. Sending wishes for strength during this time.
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A candle was lit by Gabrielle Jones and Beth Gregorich on October 7, 2019 5:25 PM
Message from Suzie Phillips Nutter
October 7, 2019 5:10 PM

Don, Carol and Bobby,
I’m sending my condolences to the entire family!
Your wife and mom was always a sweet person and I genuinely loved her! Your family was always special and my heart is heavy just thinking of her passing.
May all of your memories bring you joy!
Sending love!
Suzie
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A SHADES OF ELEGANCE was ordered on October 7, 2019
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A candle was lit by Ben Bahan on October 7, 2019 4:54 PM
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A candle was lit by Jean Mulrooney on October 7, 2019 2:22 PM
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A candle was lit by Phyllis Beaton Vazquez on October 7, 2019 2:14 PM
Message from Mary Lynn Lally
October 7, 2019 12:56 PM

PKZ Pink Tent Book Club has donated $150 to Donald A. Padden & Agnes Minor Padden Scholarship. (Mickey Kelly, Jane Kuzoain, Mary Lynn Lally, Janie Pearson, RuthAnn Schornstein, and Marcia Zisman. We will miss her stories and haring books with her!
Message from Myrna and Phil Aiello
October 7, 2019 9:45 AM

Sending sympathies to Don and Family. Agnes was a very special kind and loving person. Was so glad to have her as my teacher and mentor. May she Rest In Peace. Will miss her smiles. She will never be forgotten. She be missed.
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A candle was lit by Myrna and Phil Aiello on October 7, 2019 9:43 AM
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A candle was lit by Kathy Wood and Family on October 7, 2019 9:21 AM
We are sending love to all friends and family of dear Agnes. Agnes welcomed me into the English department at Gallaudet many many years ago. She taught us all--the rigor and grace of a great English Professor. I feel her presence in the halls of the Hall Memorial Building to this day.
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A candle was lit by Sue Vargo Smith on October 7, 2019 8:15 AM
Message from Wanda and Gary Rafiq
October 7, 2019 8:12 AM

Our condolences to Don and family. We will miss seeing Agnes' sweet and smiling face at Gallaudet and MDSC events.
Message from Nancy Carol Popovich
October 6, 2019 11:43 PM

My heartfelt condolences to Don, Bobby and Melinda and grandchildren. I so admired Agnes. My experiences interacting with her was like she was an Angel sent from heaven. She was always pleasant to chat with. We all will miss her presence on Earth.
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A candle was lit by Arlene & Jim Kelly on October 6, 2019 9:06 PM
Message from Arlene & Jim Kelly
October 6, 2019 9:06 PM

We are fortunate to have been touched by Agnes who was indeed an elegant woman who will be greatly missed. Condolences to Don, Bobby & Carol.
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A candle was lit by Raymond & Lynn Chapel on October 6, 2019 9:02 PM
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A Sympathy Throw was ordered on October 6, 2019
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A candle was lit by Natalie & John grindstaff on October 6, 2019 8:17 PM
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A THE COLOR OF MEMORIES TABLE ARRANGEMENT was sent on October 6, 2019

With fond memories of Agnes and sympathies to her family. From the Department of English at Gallaudet University

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A candle was lit by Ginn Alford Smith on October 6, 2019 3:48 PM
Message from Ginn Alford Smith
October 6, 2019 3:46 PM

I was so sorry to hear about Mrs. Padden passing away. I had her as one of my English teachers. I thoroughly enjoyed her class and her teaching. What a blessing to the family for having her in her long life. Sending thoughts and prayers to the family. Ginn Alford Smith
Message from June Mc Mahon
October 6, 2019 3:39 PM

I’m so sorry about your loss! Agnes was a really sweet lady. I always enjoyed chatting with her.
Message from Mary Ann and Carl Kraft and family
October 6, 2019 1:35 PM

We’re so sorry to learn of your mother’s passing, Bobby and your mother-in-law, Melinda. She was a dear, sweet lady. Keep all the good memories in your heart.
Mary Ann and Carl Kraft and family
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A candle was lit by Debra and Chris McQuaid on October 6, 2019 12:07 PM
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A THE COLOR OF MEMORIES TABLE ARRANGEMENT was ordered on October 6, 2019
Message from pauline laster
October 6, 2019 11:45 AM

Many sympathy for your loss and loved one. I am with you in thoughts and prayer.

Pauline
Message from Diane OConnor
October 6, 2019 9:52 AM

I’m sorry to see this news. I first met Agnes when I joined the faculty at Gallaudet. She was dedicated to her students and a real role model for us new to the profession and to deaf culture. I will always remember her fascinating stories of growing up on the campus. She was greatly missed by our department when she retired. Condolences to all of her family.
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A candle was lit by Jeff and Nancy Lewis on October 6, 2019 9:51 AM
Message from Betty Rewolinski
October 6, 2019 9:46 AM

There was never anyone quite like Agnes. She was one of a kind in every way that mattered. I am honored to have known her. My condolences to Bobby, Carol and there entire families. Hugs!
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A candle was lit by Betty Rewolinski on October 6, 2019 9:14 AM
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A candle was lit by Eddy Laird on October 6, 2019 9:02 AM
I am honored and blessed to have known Agnes. Prayers and fond memories are what we have to remember her. My most heartfelt condolences.
With love, E
Message from Harry Markowicz
October 6, 2019 8:39 AM

My sincerest condolences to Donald, Carol, Robert, and Family. Agnes was a wonderful colleague and a very sweet person. She lives on in our memories.
Message from Sheila Deane
October 6, 2019 7:59 AM

My condolences on the passing of this wonderful lady! She was a treasure to behold. Mom and Agnes had a very special bond. My love to Don Bobby and Carol. Hugs to all
Sheila
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A candle was lit by Harry and Arlene Markowicz on October 6, 2019 7:37 AM
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A candle was lit by Mary Sue and Sherwood Boxer on October 6, 2019 1:51 AM
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A candle was lit by Leslie Zinza and Karen Olson on October 6, 2019 12:15 AM
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A candle was lit by Sarah Burton Doleac on October 5, 2019 9:56 PM
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A candle was lit by Kathy Jones on October 5, 2019 9:36 PM
Message from Stephen D Fox
October 5, 2019 9:30 PM

Agnes was one of two Gallaudet professors who interviewed me at the MLA convention in Los Angeles in 1983. Having never worked with an interpreter before, I was terrified, especially when she asked me how I felt about committee work. I assumed it was a trick question, sort of like "Have you stopped beating your wife?" and made some sort of evasive answer. Only later, when I got to know her, did I realize that she was, very maternally, trying to forewarn me of the Gallaudet bureaucracy. Also later, I discovered that her husband, Don, had coached football against my father's Roanoke College team many years before. I am happy to say that Agnes became one of my dearest mentors, friends, and colleagues. I will miss her greatly. She will be alive in my memory as long as I am. My sincerest condolences to her family and many friends. sdf
Message from Laura Lent
October 5, 2019 8:28 PM

I was so sorry to learn today of Agnes's passing. She was always so very kind and loving to me as a neighbor and Carol's friend, and had a special sparkle and vivacity that I loved. And she tolerated our mischief such as going on celery diets and gifting each other ridiculous and large pet amphibians. My very deepest condolences to all of you on the loss of a truly wonderful person. Much love, Laura
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A candle was lit by Jane Kuzoian on October 5, 2019 8:12 PM
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A candle was lit by Marcia Zisman on October 5, 2019 8:03 PM
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A candle was lit by Norene Dodge on October 5, 2019 7:46 PM
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A candle was lit by Steve and Tammy Weiner on October 5, 2019 7:16 PM
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A candle was lit by Rita Spencer on October 5, 2019 7:07 PM
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A candle was lit by Edgar Palmer on October 5, 2019 7:01 PM
Message from Betty Moers
October 5, 2019 6:26 PM

Agnes will always be near us, still loved and still missed! She was a great lady!
My deepest sympathy to her family with love, Betty
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A candle was lit by Cathy Donald on October 5, 2019 5:49 PM
Message from Mary Anne Pugin (MAP)
October 5, 2019 5:15 PM

My most heartfelt condolences to Don and to Bobby and Carol. Agnes was a gracious, lovely, and loving lady. I will long cherish the memories of my association and friendship with her.
Message from Jennifer Berg
October 5, 2019 5:10 PM

Dear Don, Bobby, Carol, and family-
I am so sorry to hear that beloved Agnes has passed away. She was always such a sweet and wonderful lady. I remember with great fondness and affection. My deepest sympathy from the Berg family, Fred, Dave, Jennifer....
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A SOFT AND SWEET MEMORIES STANDING SPRAY was sent on October 5, 2019

Dear Melinda and Bobby, Please accept our condolences on your beloved mother's passing. She will be deeply missed by everyone. May her memories be blessed forever. Regards, Lila and Randy Renchard

Message from Sharon Hayes
October 5, 2019 4:53 PM

Our deepest condolences to Don and the family. Although I never took her class at Gallaudet University, she was admired. A one of a kind classy woman. I’ve always enjoyed chatting up with Agnes whenever & wherever we met. She will always be remembered!
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A candle was lit by Jodi (Nolde) Landry on October 5, 2019 4:48 PM
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A candle was lit by Don Bangs on October 5, 2019 4:30 PM
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A candle was lit by Barbara Kinzie on October 5, 2019 4:17 PM
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A candle was lit by Rae Johnson on October 5, 2019 3:56 PM
Message from Jennifer C Witteborg
October 5, 2019 3:42 PM

Agnes Padden was a true Lady through and through! I am sorry for her passing and wanted to say she was a delightful person to be around.
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A candle was lit by Gail Teltser on October 5, 2019 3:35 PM