Professor Joseph G. N. Barlefay

We regret to announce the sad news of the passing of Professor Joseph G. N. Barlefay, formerly known as Professor Nelson of the Sociology Department of the University of Liberia. This sad event occurred on December 21, 2005, within twelve hours of complaining of abdominal pain at the St. Joseph Catholic Hospital in Monrovia. Professor Barlefay served the UL for over three decades with honor and distinction. He rose from the rank of instructor to Dean of Liberia College and lately, Acting Vice-President for Academic Affairs of the University of Liberia. He leaves to mourn his transition one son and a host of other relatives and friends, both in Liberia and the USA.

Funeral Services will be as follow:
Funeral services will be held in Monrovia, Liberia on January 10-11, 2006.

Wake keeping:
The remains will lie in state for public viewing in the UL auditorium on Tuesday January 10, 2006, from 4pm to 7pm.
Wake keeping will be held at the deceased Matadi home on Tuesday January 10, 2006 at 9:00pm.

Funeral service:
Will be held on Wednesday January 11, 2006 beginning at 10:00am at the St. Peter Lutheran Church on 14th St.

Interment will be at the J. C. N. Howard cemetery in Paynesville.

Contact persons:

Col. Hilary Gayflor
Monrovia, Liberia

Andrew Boikpai
Monrovia, Liberia

Tryphena Coker Gbowee
University of Liberia
Monrovia, Liberia

Dempster Yallah
Inkster, Michigan