Passing of Bakary Jammeh, York College Messenger
To the York College Community From President Marcia V. Keizs
The President sadly announces the passing of Bakary Jammeh who lost his battle with pancreatic cancer today after a short but valiant fight.
Born in Gambia, West Africa, Bakary joined the staff of the York College Mail Service in 1991; and became a popular member of the York family as he made his rounds throughout the various departments.
"I could always rely on him," said Marjorie Brun, his supervisor. "He was reliable, trustworthy and he never let anything bother him. He took good care of his family in Gambia. He sent them all the latest technology and skyped with them all the time. We also hire a lot of Work Study students and he always gave them advice. He took them under his wings."
Vice President Ronald Thomas also shared fond memories of Bakary.
"The suddenness of Bakary's passing makes the loss all the more painful," said VP Thomas. "Whether you knew him for only a short while or for as many years as I did, his cheerful demeanor as well as his ready smile, were always uplifting. Going beyond the call of duty was normal for Bakary. His dedication to the college was unsurpassed. We shall miss him dearly. Our prayers and thoughts go out to his family."
Bakary Jammeh was the married father of five children. His remains will return for burial in his homeland. However, there will be a service held in New York City at First Avenue Service (formerly Francisco Funeraria) tomorrow, Saturday, December 8th with viewing at 11:00 am. The address and telephone number follow:
2242 First Avenue New York, NY 10029 Telephone: 212-427-4300