Compton Sancharia Persaud, known to his grandchildren as “Pappy” or “Poppy” passed away suddenly, on February 9, 2019, at the age of 70 years, in Alexandria, Virginia.
He was the second of eight children born to parents Boodhoo and Deokie on December 25, 1948, in Buxton, East Coast Demerara, Guyana. Compton received a Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Ottawa in 1974 and a Masters degree in Engineering from the University of Maryland in 1991.
He was formerly married to Saverna and had three daughters, Shawna, Michelle and Samantha, who all survive him. He is also survived by two grandchildren, Jaime and Ava. He will be lovingly remembered by his sisters, Doreen, Violet, Aletha, and Amelia and his brothers, Frankie and Clifton. He will also be remembered by his nieces, Rebecca, Nadia, Alicia, Jennifer, Esther, Indira, Shaleni and Shanaz and his nephews, Kris, Michael, Daniel, Anthony, Andrew, Stephen and Nicholas. He is predeceased by his parents and by sister, Sharon.
Compton was a great provider and a loving father, grandfather, brother and uncle. He absolutely adored his grandchildren. He never looked for praise and he never cared for material things. He loved being outside gardening and growing his peppers. He also enjoyed cooking and experimenting with new recipes. He went on quietly working for those he loved the most and he was always there for anyone in need. He was a great blessing to all who loved him and he will be deeply missed.