Renardo Hall, Class of 1972, Rest In Peace

The Leo Alumni Association was recently notified of the death of Renardo Hall of the Class of 1972, by his dear friends and classmates Ricardo Watts and Larry Wilson. Renardo died unexpectedly of heart issues on March 31, 2022, just three weeks before he would have attended his 50th reunion.

Having come to us as a graduate of Our Lady of Peace grammar school, Renardo was a beloved member of the Class of 1972, from which he was elected by his fellow students to serve as president of the student council in his senior year. Renardo was also elected as a Co-Captain of the Cross Country and Track Teams in his Senior year in recognition of his having been a star runner and strong student leader for all of his four years. Renardo’s time at Leo also included involvement with the school newspaper, the Oriole, as well as playing intramural sports and singing in the Glee Club.

While we do not have complete details on Renardo’s post-Leo High School career, (we’re confident someone will help us fill this in) it is well know that he did not disappoint. He graduated from Northern Illinois University where he was an award-winning leader in fraternity life. His subsequently served in administrative positions at Northern Illinois University and moving forward in the academic world he ultimately served as the Associate Vice President and Dean of Men at Morehouse College in Atlanta Georgia, and then on to his final position as the Assistant Vice President and Dean in University College at Mississippi Valley State University.

Despite his extensive travels and his career in the academic world, like his classmates, Renardo never lost his love for Leo High School. According to Ricardo Watts and Larry Wilson, their dear friend was absolutely looking forward to the 50th Class Reunion and “working hard to reach as many people as possible. Those of us close to the recruitment effort know how diligent Renardo has been in recent weeks in initiating Zoom calls, finding other 1972 graduates and projecting a contagious enthusiasm for the gathering on April 22 in Chicago. Please say a prayer for his family and know Renardo’s spirit is with us more than ever”.

Ricardo and Larry wanted to leave us with “this recent email from our friend and Leo Brother, 1972 Class President Renardo Hall: ‘Brothers of ’72’, I am requesting that you find a way to come back to Leo High School for this Golden Occasion. Come back to rekindle old friendships and good memories. Come back to give back to LEO! I know our classmates would enjoy seeing one another, I definitely know I will enjoy seeing your face in the place'” Renardo Hall.

The entire Alumni Association offer its prayers and condolences to Renardo’s family and Renardo’s close friends and associates at this time. For those wishing to send a note of condolence, please direct it to Renardo’s wife, Alicia Hall, P.O. Box 471888, 2513 N. Rolling Road, Windsor Mill, MD 21244. Renardo’s obituary and State of Maryland Memorial service information, including donations to Leo High School in his name, is available here. We will update you with any other information we receive in regards to Renardo.