Keith S. Quildon October 23, 1943 – August 16, 2016

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quildonKeith S. Quildon was born on October 23, 1943 on the beautiful island of Trinidad, West Indies. His childhood was spent playing soccer, cricket, listening to soca, liming and enjoying all of Trinidad and Tobago. However, academic studies were his true passion. He excelled at the best schools in Trinidad, with Latin and French among his favorite subjects. His academic pursuits took him abroad to Canada and he eventually settled in New York City, where he received his Ph.D. in Psychology from Fordham University.

Keith first migrated to the United States in 1965. At age 22, the met and fell in love with Eunice Daniels. They married on January 13, 1966. They were married for 45 years and raised three wonderful children together Sophia, Steven and Michael.

Keith was a teacher for several years both in the Trinidad and the United States. He embraced the challenge of being a role model for the many young, impoverished, black and brown students he served in New York City. He worked as a psychologist in several mental health clinics, as well as the New York City Board of Education. In 1987, he started a private practice in child/adolescent/family psychotherapy. That experience allowed him to not only, nurture his patient, but their entire family. He remained friends with several of his clients and was commonly referred to as Dr. Q, to many of his patients and their families, long after his retirement.

Dr. Quildon was the proud author of “Mothers and Sons”, a chronicle of his many years in private practice.

Keith was preceded in death by his parents: Fitzroy and Emeris, his beloved wife Eunice, sister Claudia (Thea), and his brother Earl. He is survived by his children, Sophia, Steven, Michael and daughter in law, Shawn, grandchildren, Raymond, Thea, Victorea, Shaniqua, Andre and Kayla and one great grandson, Carter, sisters Cynthia, Pearl and Erlene. His brother, Burt, brothers in law, Kenneth and Samuel.

jaynesFuneral services are 9:30 am, Saturday, August 20, 2016, at Jaynes Memorial Chapel.

Visitation will be 6-7 pm, on Friday, August 19, 2016, at Jaynes.