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In Passing

Memorial Arrangements for Robert (Bob) Stenhouse

Dear Family, Friends & Colleagues of my dear brother Bob,

On behalf of our family, I say THANK YOU for the prayers, expressions of condolence, and many acts of kindness you have shown us since Bob’s sudden transition, last Friday. So many of you have asked for service and charitable contribution arrangements. Here they are:

Memorial Service

Date: Thursday, January 3, 2018

Time: 11:00 am

Place: St. Paul A. M. E. Church

             2024 Ashby Avenue

            Berkeley, CA 94703


Phyllis Stenhouse & Family

442 Tayberry Lane

Brentwood, CA 94513

Memorial Contributions

  1. United Negro College Fund (UNCF)

By Mail: 

Download, copy and distribute donation form (click here). Mail it along with the

check to Donor Response Programs, UNCF, 1805 7th Street NW, Washington, DC 20001.


Visit . Click on the drop down box for In memory/in honor donations to provide information on Robert L. Stenhouse and the person to be notified of the gift (See Phyllis’ contact information above).

By Phone: 

Call L. Thermosy at: (202) 810-0238.

  1. Tuskegee Airmen, Inc.

             Visit, download and complete the contribution form, and mail with check to: Tuskegee Airmen, Inc., PO Box 830060, Tuskegee, AL 36083

Alphonzo Cornelius Mance, Sr. passed away on Friday, October 5, 2018. He was born on March 27th, 1943, in Charleston, South Carolina. He was the third of 8 children born to Mr. and Mrs. William Wilson and Ernestine English Mance, Sr. William was a school principal and Ernestine was a teacher and principal.

In the mid-1970s, Al, Sr. joined the full-time staff of the New York Education Association as a field representative. In 1978 he was promoted to Coordinator of Professional Services for the organization. In 1984, he accepted a position as Assistant Executive Director of the Tennessee Education Association (TEA). In 1999 he was promoted to Executive Director of the organization. He was the first African American to hold that position, which serviced 60,000 teachers, throughout the state.

During his time with TEA, Al Mance served on Governor Bredesen’s Commission on Civic Education, the Tennessee First to the Top Advisory Council, and the Tennessee Labor-Management Foundation Board of Directors. During his career, Mance wrote more than two hundred articles on educational and organizational issues and topics. Al Mance retired from TEA in January 2013.

He was an alumnus of Leadership Nashville and he served on the Board of Directors of the Tennessee Arts Academy. A 34-year member of McKendree United Methodist Church, he served as a liturgist, a Sunday School teacher, a lay leader, and co-chair of Finance and Trustees. He was a member of the McKendree United Methodist Church Choir and a former member of the McKendree United Methodist Church SPRC.   In lieu of flowers please make donations to McKendree United Methodist Church, in honor of the legacy of Alphonzo C. Mance, Sr.