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Dr. Franklin Tebah Dalieh, Sr.

President, Stella Maris Polytechnic University
Monrovia, Liberia

Sunrise: November 29, 1959
Sunset: January 13, 2022

Rest in Peace: Servant of God. Father. Educator. Mentor. Friend.

Dr. Franklin Tebah Dalieh, 63, passed away on Thursday, January 13, 2022, at the John F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital in Monrovia. Even though a failing heart took him away from this world, his loving heart left a beacon of light for his family, loved ones, friends and the Stella Maris Polytechnic University.

During his last fruitful years, he worked closely with Sister Mary Lauren at the Stella Maris Polytechnic University where he served as the Vice President for Administration and subsequently became the President on January 29, 2021. Dr. Dalieh will be remembered for his sternness and his passion for education.

Born in Monrovia and later taken to Cape Palmas, Maryland County by his uncle, the late Bishop Boniface Nyema Dalieh, Franklin was blessed to have two mothers; Ma Mary Lincoln, his biological mother and Reverend Dr. MacDilla Milton, foster mother who nurtured him for more than twelve years. Both mothers predeceased him. “Baby”, as he was affectionately called was very dear to Archbishop Boniface Nyema Dalieh (deceased.) “Baby” was his pride and joy. Even though he was Ma Mary’s brother, he adopted Baby and supported him as any loving father would do.

Dr. Dalieh is survived by his sons, Mark N. Dalieh, Franklin T. Dalieh, Jr. and Horatio Nyema Dalieh; his grandsons Mark, Jr., Matthew, and Mel Dalieh; his brother Augustine Nanu Dalieh; sister Cheryl Milton; nieces Arnette Dalieh Anderson and Tina Dalieh; friend/brother Eddie Cooper; relatives and friends in Liberia and the United States of America.

Franklin leaves to mourn his loss his partner and friend, Ms. Wokie Kpanyor who took care of him to the end; the Grand Knights of Marshall; The Stella Maris Polytechnic University and the Catholic Church of Liberia.


• Tuesday, February 8, at 10:00AM: signing of the Official Book of Condolence at Stella Maris Polytechnic University.

Thursday, February 10, at 7:00PM: The family quiet hour to honor the memory of the deceased. Venue is Franklin and Wokie’s residence in the Rehab Community. RIA highway immediately after the traffic light at the Rehab junction.

• Friday, February 11, at 8:00 am: Funeral Service and Interment. Dr. Franklin T. Dalieh will be removed from the Samuel A. Stryker Funeral Parlor and taken to the Sacred Heart Cathedral on Broad Street for one hour of wake keeping. The Mass of the Resurrection over the remains of Dr. Franklin Dalieh will begin at 10:00AM. Interment will follow immediately at the Kaiser Memorial Lawn in Brewerville. 

Adherence to the COVID-19 protocol will be in effect.

This announcement is signed by the Dalieh/Lincoln and Kpanyor families.


Mark N. Dalieh, Sr. + 1 (443) 528 0997
Wokie C. Kpanyor +231-886519301
Rosalind Y. Thomas-Doe +231-777034990
Patrick Doe Jr. +231-886732514
Dr. Adams K. Lincoln. +231-770246751