Coronavirus Obituary: Medallion Driver Yves Dandin

Yves Dandin during his younger days. Photo courtesy of Yves Dandin’s family

Yves Dandin succumbed to COVID-19 on April 6, 2020, at 67 years old.

Dandin was born in Port-au-Prince on June 14, 1952. He was an accountant in his home-country at Dufort et Company. Dandin was a pet lover. In Haiti, he had rabbits, pigeons, and other types of birds. He cried inconsolably when his rooster died. Dandin moved to New York City in December 1981 and was self-employed as a Medallion Driver. The Haitian was a brilliant checkers player; he won an award in an international tournament in New York.

The former accountant was the older brother of Radio Tele Kiskeya Director Marvel Dandin. Dandin went out of his way to take care of other’s needs. He was a respectable man, yet had a great sense of humor, was filled with wisdom, integrity, and lived for his family. He and his wife, Horma Mondésir Dandin, had three children: Politchevick, Daphne, and Melissa Dandin.

Onz Chery

Onz Chery

Ralph 'Onz' Chery started his writing career as a City College of New York student with The Campus. He also wrote for First Touch, Cosmopolitan Soccer League, and other local leagues. After graduating, Onz became one of ESNY's sports journalists then joined The Haitian Times.
Onz Chery
Jun. 29, 2020

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