August 13, 2004: Headlines: Obituaries: Asbury Park Press: RPCV Laura Wendy Comption de Paola dies in New Jersey

Peace Corps Online: Peace Corps News: Peace Corps Library: Obituaries: Peace Corps: Obituaries: Peace Corps: PCV and RPCV Obituaries: August 13, 2004: Headlines: Obituaries: Asbury Park Press: RPCV Laura Wendy Comption de Paola dies in New Jersey

By Admin1 (admin) ( - on Tuesday, August 17, 2004 - 11:07 am: Edit Post

RPCV Laura Wendy Comption de Paola dies in New Jersey

RPCV Laura Wendy Comption de Paola dies in New Jersey

RPCV Laura Wendy Comption de Paola dies in New Jersey


Published in the Asbury Park Press 8/13/04
LAURA WENDY COMPTON DE PAOLA, 63, of TOMS RIVER, died Wednesday, Aug. 11, at her home, after a long illness. She was a social worker and supervisor with the New York City Department of Social Services for more than 30 years. She lived in Union County most of her life before moving to Toms River. Wendy graduated from A.L. Johnson High School in Clark and from Maryville College. She was an early volunteer for the Peace Corps and played numerous musical instruments. For many years, she sang in the First Presbyterian Church choir in Roselle and, more recently, for the Greenbriar Woodlands choir.

Wendy was predeceased by her son, Marc Blakeley. Surviving are her mother, Edith Compton of Toms River; her two brothers, Keith and Glenn Compton of Brick; and a large and loving family.

Visiting will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Silverton Memorial Funeral Home, 2482 Church Road, Toms River. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Monday at the funeral home; arrive at 9:30 a.m. Interment will follow in Hollywood Memorial Park, 1500 Stuyvesant Ave., Union. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1035 Hooper Ave., Toms River, NJ 08753, or the Jersey Shore Animal Shelter, Brick Boulevard, Brick, NJ 08723.

from the Asbury Park Press

Published on August 13, 2004

When this story was prepared, this was the front page of PCOL magazine:

This Month's Issue: August 2004 This Month's Issue: August 2004
Teresa Heinz Kerry celebrates the Peace Corps Volunteer as one of the best faces America has ever projected in a speech to the Democratic Convention. The National Review disagreed and said that Heinz's celebration of the PCV was "truly offensive." What's your opinion and who can come up with the funniest caption for our Current Events Funny?

Exclusive: Director Vasquez speaks out in an op-ed published exclusively on the web by Peace Corps Online saying the Dayton Daily News' portrayal of Peace Corps "doesn't jibe with facts."

In other news, the NPCA makes the case for improving governance and explains the challenges facing the organization, RPCV Bob Shaconis says Peace Corps has been a "sacred cow", RPCV Shaun McNally picks up support for his Aug 10 primary and has a plan to win in Connecticut, and the movie "Open Water" based on the negligent deaths of two RPCVs in Australia opens August 6. Op-ed's by RPCVs: Cops of the World is not a good goal and Peace Corps must emphasize community development.

Some postings on Peace Corps Online are provided to the individual members of this group without permission of the copyright owner for the non-profit purposes of criticism, comment, education, scholarship, and research under the "Fair Use" provisions of U.S. Government copyright laws and they may not be distributed further without permission of the copyright owner. Peace Corps Online does not vouch for the accuracy of the content of the postings, which is the sole responsibility of the copyright holder.

Story Source: Asbury Park Press

This story has been posted in the following forums: : Headlines; Obituaries



By Anonymous ( - on Friday, July 15, 2005 - 3:00 pm: Edit Post

peace corps volunteers were and are pawns of the politicians like kennedy ,johnson,carter and clinton .

Add a Message

This is a public posting area. Enter your username and password if you have an account. Otherwise, enter your full name as your username and leave the password blank. Your e-mail address is optional.