ForeverMissed
Tribute in memory of our beloved husband, father, grandfather, uncle, brother and friend, Dr. Oladepo Adeoye Adenle. He will forever be in our hearts
Posted by Femi Sonuga on May 23, 2022
Dear Egbon,

I still chuckle when I remember your smile, wondering what the next puzzle or life learning phrase would be. Continue to rest in the Lords warmth..

A silent thought a silent prayer for a person in Gods care
Posted by Femi Sonuga on May 23, 2022

One of the things that I most admired about Dr. Adenle, was his ability to lighten the atmosphere in any given situation with the use of words. “We are the hotcakes” he teased with his gentle voice and mischievous smile, when I implored him to join our team on a project despite the request from many others.

This consummate professional was also one of the most decent people I ever met, the complete gentleman, who had a good will and an acute sense of propriety. Although “Egbon” as I fondly called him, spoke with frankness, but it was always with sincerity and empathy. He was just one of those people who specialized in doing thoughtful deeds and his willingness to help others no matter the issue or problem still touches all of us.

We were already sad to see him retire, now he has gone to be with the Lord. However, the way he touched all our lives would be surely missed.

Rest in peace my Egbon.

May the good Lord bless your wife, your children and the rest of your family.
Posted by Fehintola Adamolekun on May 23, 2022
Uncle Depo Rest! May his beautiful and empathic soul continue in it's peaceful rest in Jesus Christ until the awaited resurrection morning.
May the peace of the LORD that passeth all human understanding continue to abide with Auntie Tola, children, grandchildren and other members of the family. Shalom
Posted by Adebukoye Adenle on May 23, 2022
I remember him everyday and I pray that his legacy of progress, unity, kindness and love shall continue to reign in the land of the living. We love you, brother but God loves you most. May your gentle soul continue to Rest In Peace.
Posted by Tola Adenle on May 23, 2022
L mi,

A year that has flown by like none before but then, again, it’s been a year whose days have dragged on, and the nights worse, as if another day would never arrive!

What vast emptiness your departure has created, Alao,
What reality an imagined-nightmare has become!

To live in the hearts of those you loved, cherished and protected while here, and who will forever love you, is NOT to die.

I know that my Redeemer liveth, and that we will all reunite on the Resurrection morning.

SUN RE, O, ALAO-OGO, OMO OWA OLUYEYE!







Posted by Remi Omodele on May 22, 2022
"The one who is not forgotten lives forever." 
Thank you for all you did to endear yourself so permanently.
Aba'moluabi, Aba ayiye. Omo eleyinkule adewure. O ye yin o!

Thanking you today as always,
Your Cali admirers... 
Posted by dapo adenle on May 22, 2022
How time flies! Its a year my dear uncle joined the saints.Rest on Uncle...
Dapo Adenle
Posted by Gbemi Ogunmola on May 22, 2022
Dear Dad,

I can't believe it's been a year - we all miss you and know we will meet again in Paradise.
Gbemi
Posted by Abi Ogunmola on May 22, 2022
Dad, exactly a year ago God called you home - but we still think and talk about you always. You are never forgotten dad - You will always live in our hearts until we meet again!
Posted by Tola Adenle on March 15, 2022
Nikki, dear,

Very many thanks for the lovely memories shared. He lives on in all of our hearts. May his soul continue to rest in the bossom of our Lord.
Posted by Adenike O on March 13, 2022
Dearest Uncle,
We miss you every day since your transition to glory but more so today that would have been your 80th birthday. Spent the day reflecting on your words of wisdom and advice and couldn't help but reminisce about your 70th birthday in Las Vegas. I know you are in a better place looking down on all of us and we will definitely see you again. Until then rest on Uncle, you are truly forever missed.
Posted by Tola Adenle on March 13, 2022
Dear Bukoye, Fehintola, Abi & Gbemi Ogunmola and Denrele,

May we always remember our Dear One for the good name he left us, the respect and admiration that just about all who crossed his path during his earthly journey had for him as a man of great faith and a very successful professional with a happy family life.

May his soul continue to rest in peace.
TOLA.
March 13, 2022.
Posted by Tola Adenle on March 13, 2022
El, you lived a selfless life; your caring nature, your commitment to your family, from our nucleus family to the larger Adenle Family of Osogbo, Nigeria, are all that continue to remind our extensive family and more beyond of what we lost when God called you to eternal rest.

EVERYBODY remembers and talks of your goodness, your unflinching support to all those whose lives you touched, your uprightness, and how painful your departure has been and will always remain to most who really knew you.

Me? I trudge on, daily remembering our love, and resting and rejoicing on our friendship of unfathomable depth, the way you always made me laugh, a brother, though a spouse; a confidant and my bestie, though the love of my life who took away more than a little part of me that awful Saturday of May 22 last year.

How I long for you, El Mi, for those warm and soft embraces, for the playful names I cherish, for your jokes … never again to be heard, stilled till eternity.

‘Aw’ (O) kare, Alao-Ogo, Omo Alaaye … Omo Owa Oluyeye. [O se eiye si ‘mi!]
K’a to r’erin, o di’gbo … k’a to ri ara, ore, baba tabi oko bi ire, o d’Orun Alakeji!

Sun re, o, Baba Asake, Aduke, Asande ati Adunni-Abegbe; Baba agba fun Apeke, Adisa, Asabi, Akanmu, Ayinde, Ayinke ati Apinke.

LUTs,
ASABI
Posted by Denrele Adenle on March 13, 2022
Dearest Dad,
Wishing you a heavenly birthday today. Although you are not here physically, I know you are with us in Spirit, watching and smiling over us. I have watched your videos over and over again, with you dancing and smiling. There are many memories, but those were my absolute favourite. Although we miss you dearly, I know you are at peace now and at rest from a race beautifully run. 
Love forever and always,
Denrele
Posted by Abi Ogunmola on March 13, 2022
Dad, we miss you and wish you were here for your birthday - Dad you may be out of sight but you will forever be in our hearts. Happy birthday dad! May the heavenly hosts whisper happy birthday in your ear on this day. Amen
Posted by Gbemi Ogunmola on March 13, 2022
Dear Dad,
You continue to live on in our hearts and minds. May your soul continue to rest in peace. You are missed but we know you are resting in a place where there is no more pain.
Love
Gbemi
Posted by Fehintola Adamolekun on March 13, 2022
Uncle Depo would have been 80 today on this divide but God called him to his rest earlier. He Rest, Saint Triumphant! Eternal rest continue to grant his gentle soul and may Light Perpetual continue to shine upon him in the mighty name of Jesus Christ. Peace be to the Saints militants.  The peace of the LORD that passeth all human understanding be with you, auntie Tola, children, grandchildren and the larger family. Shalom
Posted by Adebukoye Adenle on March 13, 2022
I remember you and this goes a long way as a good father, brother, grand and great father to the Adenle family. Your ever lasting love, commitment, best wishes to human race will forever be remembered. Today marked your birthday and the purpose while you were created and I pray that your spirit will continue to Rest In Peace. You were powerful in thoughts and deeds. May the Lord grants you eternal rest. Adieu.
Posted by Nehemiah Faden on July 13, 2021
Dear Mummy,
I was speechless when I got the WhatApp chat from you this morning. At first,I thought it was Daddy's 80th birthday invitation. But opening the picture was a not so pleasant experience for me.
I miss Daddy, especially the way you fondly called him Depo. I admired the friendship you share so much.
  I know Daddy is in a better place but this got me wondering why good people are taken away so soon.
Daddy was deliberately gentle and kind,warm and large hearted. He was very considerate and a delight to be around.
Haa, this is a personal loss for me. I know it may be said that he is resting but that is no consolation for me.

I have lost a father figure, an uncle and one of the most humane personality I might come across in this life.

May the Lord comfort you and my sisters over this irreversible and irreparable loss.

Daddy will be forever missed.


Posted by Tola Adenle on July 2, 2021
Denrele,

It is very thoughtful of you to put this together and I feel honoured to belong to this group. E ku ilede ana wa dada. We are all missing him but I know he has gone to a better place where there’s no more sorrow or death. May he continue to rest in the in the bossom of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Professor Oluwole & Professor Olukemi Agbede
Babcock University
Ogun State
Posted by Ademola Anwo on June 30, 2021
We bring greetings of comfort and peace to you over the demise of the patriarch of your family, *Prince Dr Depo Adenle* who slept in the Lord on Saturday may 22 2021
We pray as he go to the world beyond, may his good works be accepted unto and may God grant him eternal rest
We beseech God to uphold the wife, children and the entire family at large
Rev Anwo Ademola Samuel
Vicar
Oba adenle memorial Anglican Church dagbolu
Posted by Charles Smith on June 25, 2021
Dearest Tola and Family,

From the time we met in Gainesville, Florida in 1971 till I received the very sad news of Depo's passing, I have cherished our friendship. Both of you have been consistent supportive friends over all these years. Tola, the loss of Depo has deeply affected me.

Please keep in touch and when you are in the States, know that you are always welcome here.

Fondly,

Louanne Smith
Posted by Femi Sonuga on June 22, 2021

One of the things that I most admired about Dr. Adenle, was his ability to lighten the atmosphere in any given situation with the use of words. “We are the hotcakes” he teased with his gentle voice and mischievous smile, when I implored him to join our team on a project despite the request from many others.

This consummate professional was also one of the most decent people I ever met, the complete gentleman, who had a good will and an acute sense of propriety. Although “Egbon” as I fondly called him, spoke with frankness, but it was always with sincerity and empathy. He was just one of those people who specialized in doing thoughtful deeds and his willingness to help others no matter the issue or problem still touches all of us.

We were already sad to see him retire, now he has gone to be with the Lord. However, the way he touched all our lives would be surely missed.

Rest in peace my Egbon.

May the good Lord bless your wife, your children and the rest of your family.
Posted by Bisi Adejumo on June 21, 2021
My close contact with you began during my courtship days with my late husband,Dayo.
Although,you guys were first cousins you had an amazing brotherly love and mutual respect for each other.A relationship I understood developed in your boyhood days in the palace. I remember our trips to Osogbo from Lagos was often through Ife to allow us visit you and Tola.Sometimes we plan to meet in Osogbo It was always a pleasurable meeting
In 1985 when Dayo was terribly sick and had to be rushed from Ife to UCH,you were then leaving in Ibadan I recollect how you and daddy-Dr Sola Adenle(your senior brother)were already waiting in the hospital with the essentials necessities including drugs for the treatment
Depo,(as you and Dayo insisted I call you) you were such a wonderful baba oko You were ever so considerate,peace loving and easy going . I always admired your deep sense of humor.
May God comfort Tola,the children,siblings and entire family
May God grant your soul eternal rest in His Bosom
Adieu!!
Bisi Adejumo
Posted by Deji Araromi on June 16, 2021
The cold hands of death has snatched a man who is part of my success story.
Enough to say,he lived a good life and was aged.My work experience with him as my aunt's hubby and as a bore-hole engineer, gave me a broad knowledge of how to relate with different characters,lots of divers ways to work as regards this business which as made me guru within and outside the state.(Chairman of Borehole drillers Oyo state)
I look back and raise my cap high,Adieu to a great man.
A calm,introvert,strict saying uncle.
Mr and Mrs Deji Araromi.
Posted by Remi Omodele on June 13, 2021
A very fond farewell to our own dear Uncle Depo, a man of honor and dignity; a Prince imbued with a deep and clear sense of the true nature of Africa's traditional royal system; a man who exuded dansaaki, that quintessential omoluwabi DNA!  
Mine is a simple message of gratitude to this Prince and all the ancestors who gave him life. He was truly a gift.
I am grateful that in spite of an early exposure to systems that often end up alienating us from our orisun, Uncle Depo had the presence of mind not only to learn, but also to retain our traditional values. 
I am grateful for his experience and knowledge of the palace system, particularly its humane and judicial arms.  Uncle Depo had an uncanny ability for sharing pointed examples to illustrate the power and efficacy of the judicial system he experienced indeed as a young boy.  It was a system where justice was dispensed without delay, but also without unjust rush.  I continue to quote him whenever I need to explain the various ways in which a typical Yoruba traditional political system is head and shoulders above the so-called modern systems. 
I am grateful for the love and caring he spread wherever he found himself, and I feel lucky to be a beneficiary. 
I'm grateful, of course, for his indubitable love for our feisty, capable Auntie Tola as well as those of us he inherited through her. 
Thank you, Uncle Depo. In ways too numerous to cite, you will live in my head and heart forever. 
Sun ire o, omo Oba giga! 
O darinna ko.  O doju ala. 
Ma jokun, majekolo.  Oun won ba nje lajule orun ni e maa ba won je...   

With love and appreciation today and forever from your Berkeley, Ca fans,
Remi, Ric, Ade, Aba.   
Posted by Adebukoye Adenle on June 11, 2021
“A life beautifully lived deserves to be beautifully remembered”
Our father and dear brother, late Dr. Oladepo Adeoye Adenle will forever be remembered when we look back to the foundation and commemoration of OBA ADENLE MEMORIAL ANGLICAN CHURCH, DAGBOLU, OSOGBO, OSUN, NIGERIA. He was one of the pioneer members, very strong architect of how the church was built in memory of our late father, His Royal Highness, Oba Samuel Adeleye Adenle 1, late Ataoja of Osogbo. He also established a website called OBAMAC Dagbolu, Osogbo for religious connection.
There is no how the history of the Diocese of Osun Anglican Communion will be written without his name. May his gentle soul continue to Rest In Peace.
Posted by Adejoke Adebogun on June 10, 2021
Dear Uncle (Daddy Asiwaju)
You lived an exemplary life a gentleman and a family man. You were a man of peace.
Though you are gone from our sight you live forever in our hearts
Joke kekere
Posted by AKIN OBISESAN on June 10, 2021
We Thank God for a life well spent, Your demise came as a rude shock to us as we just concluded the burial rights of our Father in which the tribute you sent was read. We were already looking forward to your eighteth birthday before the cold hands of death snatched you from us. We will miss you for your calls and prayers. Adieu, rest in the bosom of our Lord Jesus.
OBISESAN Yemisi
For the Fabiyis
Posted by Adeyemi Temitope on June 9, 2021

It was a great shock hearing about my uncle, Dr Oladepo Adenle 's demise. You were a very humble gentleman and devoted Christian. You loved us so dearly and always checked on us with your calls and messages even when you travelled.

I will miss your advice and words of encouragement. I pray your gentle soul rest in eternal peace, Amen .

Your niece,
Deji Adeyemi (Nee Adenle)
Posted by Tola Adenle on June 7, 2021
Tola,

Wishing you peace, now and always. So sorry for your loss of Depo. You are in my prayers.

Love,
LINDA E.
USA
Posted by Tola Adenle on June 7, 2021
DR. WOLE ADAMOLEKUN

Uncle fought the good fight, attained wide recogniton at home and abroad in his specialization of Hydrogeology (Water Resources Management), and is gone to rest. An industrious  and very patient man, he introduced me to the little of Science I know today when he took me on as his assistant for the field work towards his George Washington Univ. PhD which he carried out in Nigeria’s Ogun State; he wanted his American degree to be relevant and useful after his full return to Nigeria.

We collected water samples in places I had never heard of such as Ipokia and several small settlements. The research project also took us to the Geological Survey Office, Kaduna, my first long distance trip to Nigeria's Northern Region in 1976!
Soft-spoken, caring, generous and loving, Uncle was very family-oriented and a complete gentleman. May the Almighty God grant his gentle soul peaceful repose, and grant Sister Tola, the children and the extensive Adenle Family the strength and grace to bear this irreparable loss.

AKURE
Posted by Tola Adenle on June 7, 2021
Dear Tola,

Losing the one you love is so hard, and so I'm praying hard for you for peace, for comfort, and for whatever you need right now.

I will never forget the lovely 70th birthday party for Depo that you invited my daughter, Jill and I to attend. We had such a lovely time. In fact, I still use the keepsake pen you and your family gave us to write in my Journal daily.

I just know God is there with His arms enfolding you.

May your faith in the love and goodness of God carry you through the challenges of today, and may the care and concern of others strengthen and encourage you always.

With heartfelt sympathy.
Love,
PAM S.
USA
Posted by Adeyinka Falusi on June 6, 2021

Prince Dr. Oladepo Adenle: A Man of Honour and Distinction – Sun re o !!!
The sad news of the passing into glory of our dear departed friend was broken to us very early on Saturday morning 22nd May 2021 by one of our children. Yinka and myself were totally speechless. Depo will be greatly missed but he shall forever remain in our hearts. He was born a prince, yet he mingled freely with everybody. He was entitled to privileges and exemptions, yet he made common people his friend and cared for and assisted them in every way possible. He loved his wife very dearly and cared very much for his children and grandchildren. He was a devoted husband, father and a family man to the core. He served God and humanity to the best of his ability and was a humble, likeable pleasant man with a good sense of humour. He was a great Tedderite.
I met Prince Depo Adenle at the University of Ibadan in September 1965. He was a year my senior, He was registered for a degree programme in Geography. We shared the same Hall of Residence, Tedder. We often met in the Dining Hall. He was always neatly dressed, well mannered, witty and carried himself with dignity and respect. Even though he was not an attention seeker, he had the aura of grace around him.
Later in life, Prince Depo and I got closer through our wives and children. Tola and my wife Yinka are very good friends and our children have bonded very well from staff school UI till date. Tola and Depo over the years have both related to us as reliable and trustworthy friends. We treasure our time while you were in Alegongo and our evenings together while both our families lived in Bodija. Depo, your life was a blessing indeed to our family. You lived a fulfilled life of humility touching lives of both young and old in the family and in the circle of friends. You are loved beyond our description here.
As we bid Prince Depo Adenle farewell, we thank God for allowing our paths to cross. It was our great pleasure to know and interact with this humble, loving, reliable, compassionate child of God. He has joined the Saints Triumphant. May his soul find eternal rest in the bosom of our Lord till we meet to part no more. The Lord will console you Tola, your lovely children, grandchildren and the entire Adenle dynasty. Sun re o Depo !!! God loves you more.
Professor Abiodun & Adeyinka Falusi and Family


Posted by Ayokunle Farukanmi on June 6, 2021
“Uncle Depo was the most incredible man we had the pleasure of knowing. He was a pleasant man. We bless God for the beautiful life he lived and the great legacy he’s left behind.His laughter and wonderful spirit will be with us forever.”
May his soul continue to rest in peace.
Our Prayers are with you, Auntie Tola , our sisters & their families.
Love ❤️ from
Kunle, Kemi, Deola, Seye & Tola


Posted by Tola Adenle on June 4, 2021
Dearest Tola,

Though it has been many years since we last met and spoke, I am always asking after you and family from your niece, Omotola. She and I keep in touch regularly, and I also spoke with your sister, Ayo last month for Mother's Day.

I know the enormity of your husband's transition has been heavily felt by your entire family, and pray that you will be comforted by the many happy and fond memories you shared together over so many years. We extend our sympathy and condolences to you and family on the unfortunate loss of your husband, father and best friend, as I recall the both of you. May his soul rest in peace and may God give you the strength and fortitude to cope with his loss. In grieving, I know that your husband would not have wanted you to be saddened about his passing. Our peace of mind comes with knowing that he lives on in the children and grandchildren, and they too will be comforted by the wonderful relationship of their parents.

Since we last met, my daughter Tayo, two granddaughters, Ibiyemi (14) and Omobola (11), and my sister, Carolyn Sue live together in Fredericksburg, VA. I hope that at some future time we are (all of us) able to come together.

My sincere blessings, dearest Tola.

Love,
Jo Ann Oyenuga & family
Posted by Fehintola Adamolekun on June 4, 2021
Good morning auntie. The Lord be with you!

Please accept my condolences on the passage of Uncle Depo. He is a fine gentleman, soft spoken, empathic and has highest level of integrity.

He rests . Praise God.

May the Good Lord grant him eternal life and may Light Perpetual shine upon him in Jesus Mighty name. Aàamen .

The Good Lord be with you, the children, grandchildren and all members of the family at this time & beyond. He will uphold you, sustain you as the full realities of uncle's passage gradually sets in.

Shalom ma

Fehintola Adamolekun
Posted by Tola Adenle on June 3, 2021
My dear Aunty Tola,

Oh my goodness, we were So sorry to hear the sad news of Uncle Depo’s passing. It was quite a shock. How are you coping? You must miss him terribly.

My mum was also very sad to hear the news and she asks me to pass on her condolences. To quote her…”I always thought Depo was a very lovely man."

I just feel so glad that we were able to see each other relatively recently. It still means a lot to us that Uncle gave the girls their oriki.

I was showing the picture attached to them explaining who Uncle Depo is and why he is significant to them as part of their heritage.
Of course they do not fully understand, but it is something they will come to understand.

Yours was a very tight, close loving family. Truly something to be cherished.

And the longevity of your relationship offers us a role model for how we wish our relationships to be.

My Dear Aunty, we are keeping you very close in our thoughts, prayers and in our hearts.

With all our love,
Ronke, Bané, Anjès and Alisa.
Posted by Tola Adenle on June 3, 2021
Mummy,

My heartfelt condolences. May God uphold and strengthen you and the entire Family with Grace to pull through this difficult time. I pray that God comfort you on every side and be with you every step of the way.

We thank God for the wonderful life Daddy lived. Our God will give you strength at this very trying time in Jesus name!

We will cherish fond memories of him especially how he always made everyone laugh. May his soul rest in peace.

It is well with you Ma, and with the entire Family.
TOLU ADAMS
Posted by dapo adenle on June 2, 2021
My uncle,Dr Depo Adenle PhD,was a loving father and uncle.He was a unifying factor in the Adenle clan.Olori Ebi as fondly called played an exemplary role in my personal life through his teaching of unity,love and forgiveness. You are going to be missed Uncle...Till we all meet again,rest in peace!

Dapo Olatidoye-Adenle
Posted by Adebukoye Adenle on June 2, 2021
Mama Gbemi:
There is always a time for every activity under heaven, a time to be born and a time to die as written by King Solomon. You have done what God has chosen you for to be loving and caring. You were supportive in all aspects of togetherness with daddy (Dr.Depo Adenle) as most gracious mother. The death denotes a chosen purpose we experience in our lives. Please ma, take heart and God Almighty will continue to abide in you, comfort you and strengthen you at this critical time. God loves you. May the departed Soul continue to Rest In Peace.
Posted by Adebukoye Adenle on June 1, 2021
I was sad and heart broken when I heard that my dearest brother, father passed on. I am still in shock for the deep sense of loss. He was the head and we call him ‘Olori Ebi of ADENLE family and now that he is gone, the void will be difficult to fill. My brother as I called him ‘father’ stood for the truth, a source of encouragement with high sense of responsibility to help out in difficult situation not minding any inconvenience to himself and his immediate family. Many times he would have to travel to Osogbo, Nigeria as told to solve his biological half brothers, sisters and other family related problems. I could recollect in 2010 and before then to make sure our Monarchy is sacred and protected. He stood gallantly for the present Adenles and the future ones. He was able to publish admiring book that relates to the ADENLE history. His attitude, passion and empathy shown in unifying every member of the ADENLE family cannot be over emphasized. I am most grateful for such a life. My brother (father) was a giant and an icon in his life time. He will be greatly missed but his legacy will never be forgotten. It is my prayer that the Lord Almighty will grant him eternal peaceful Rest and comfort the wife (mummy), the children, grand children and the entire Adenle family.
Adieu.
Bukoye Adenle
Posted by Tola Adenle on June 1, 2021
We were shell-shocked on hearing the sad news. Our hearts went straight to you over the total devotion you gave Depo to see him survive the challenges. No one will doubt that you gave your all.

There is no denying that He gives and takes; to Him be all glory, but for those of us left in darkness and in sorrow, we can only look to him to wipe our tears and lighten our darkness.

The husband of the widow will be sufficient unto you; the Father of the fatherless will fill the vacuum for the children. Let us cling to Him and all shall be well.

To the loving care of Jehovah we commit you and the children now and forever more.

PROFESSOR OLU & PROFESSOR KEMI AGBEDE
Ogun State
Posted by Tola Adenle on May 31, 2021
My dearest Auntie Tola,

My thoughts are with you every moment!

It’s everyone’s wonder how you and your best friend, your confidant and your loving husband would be apart ... but I have every confidence that our Lord who gave you such a gift of friendship and companionship, will fill your heart with His love. You will have lots of moments to cheer and reminisce about God’s goodness in your life.

Besides the wonderful children and grandchildren that bring you joy, I know that you will find fulfilment in the things that make you happy: keeping everyone engaged and included in family life, writing your enlightening pieces, articles, etc.

You have done well supporting Uncle through his tough moments but most of all you both have built a legacy of love and unity in marriage. It’s really admirable.


Lots of love from us all.
SILEOLA. (Eni, Sone +Seun) Gbemi, Lolade and Folarin.
U.K.
Posted by Tola Adenle on May 31, 2021
Auntie,

Good evening, ma. This is Otunba Jerry Bamgbade. My sincere condolences on the passing of Uncle. May his soul rest in peace. Amen.

OTUNBA JERRY BAMGBADE,
Posted by Tola Adenle on May 31, 2021
Evening Auntie,

My Heartfelt condolences on Uncle's passing. Please take solace in the knowledge that he is no longer in pain, and now in a better place. May the Lord grant you comfort and succour. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Tayo Adamolekun
Posted by salami junior on May 31, 2021
Uncle, I still can’t believe I am writing a tribute because of your passing. Words cannot describe this difficult moment, but if this is the last time I get to say goodbye then I know I will do so with the knowledge that I consider myself blessed to have lived this life to know you.
The benefits of your hard work is a living testimony for so many us who you took under your wings at a personal and professional level.
Uncle, you were and will always be an inspiration to myself, the entire family and anyone who worked with you. You have left a void in the family that will never be filled.
While we mourn today, we also take comfort in the fact that your mission on earth have been fulfilled. We thank the Lord for your life and bid you farewell until we meet again.
i pray, may God grant us the fortitude to move on. Amen
By Mrs Shade Salami.
Posted by Tola Adenle on May 31, 2021
Mummy,

My heartfelt condolences. May God uphold and strengthen you and the entire Family with Grace to pull through this difficult time. I pray that God comfort you on every side and be with you every step of the way.

We thank God for the wonderful life Daddy lived. Our God will give you strength at this very trying time in Jesus name!

We will cherish the fond memories of him especially how he always made everyone laugh. May his soul rest in peace.

It is well with you Ma, and with the entire Family.

TOLU ADAMOLEKUN
Arizona
Posted by Tola Adenle on May 31, 2021
My dear Aunty Tola,

Oh my goodness, we were So sorry to hear the sad news of Uncle Depo’s passing. It was quite a shock.
How are you coping? You must miss him terribly.

My mum was also very sad to hear the news and she asks me to pass on her condolences. To quote her…”I always thought Depo was a very lovely man."

I just feel so glad that we were able to see each other relatively recently. It still means a lot to us that Uncle gave the girls their oriki.

I was showing the picture attached to them explaining who Uncle Depo is and why he is significant to them as part of their heritage.
Of course they do not fully understand, but it is something they will come to understand.

Yours was a very tight, close loving family. Truly something to be cherished.

And the longevity of your relationship offers us a role model for how we wish our relationships to be.

My Dear Aunty, we are keeping you very close in our thoughts, prayers and in our hearts.

With all our love
Ronke Adenle, UK
Posted by Grace Adewumi Ojoadebukol... on May 31, 2021
My dear brother,
I know death, as cruel as it is, is inevitable and inescapable. I know that for everyone born of a woman is appointed once to die. Even the Holy Bible reminds us (Hebrews 9:27).
But you left when we weren't expecting your departure. And so, we had no opportunity to bid thee farewell. No privilege given to give you a message to our loved ones who had gone ahead of you to eternal bliss.
You have lived your life; and we thank God for that. We thank Him for all He allowed you to accomplish while you were here..and they were breathtaking.
We loved you. Now that you're gone, our love remains undiminished. We loved you; we love you. But Our Lord Jesus Christ loves you more
May your soul continue to rest in His bosom eternally
Mrs Adewumi Ojo
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Posted by Femi Sonuga on May 23, 2022
Dear Egbon,

I still chuckle when I remember your smile, wondering what the next puzzle or life learning phrase would be. Continue to rest in the Lords warmth..

A silent thought a silent prayer for a person in Gods care
Posted by Femi Sonuga on May 23, 2022

One of the things that I most admired about Dr. Adenle, was his ability to lighten the atmosphere in any given situation with the use of words. “We are the hotcakes” he teased with his gentle voice and mischievous smile, when I implored him to join our team on a project despite the request from many others.

This consummate professional was also one of the most decent people I ever met, the complete gentleman, who had a good will and an acute sense of propriety. Although “Egbon” as I fondly called him, spoke with frankness, but it was always with sincerity and empathy. He was just one of those people who specialized in doing thoughtful deeds and his willingness to help others no matter the issue or problem still touches all of us.

We were already sad to see him retire, now he has gone to be with the Lord. However, the way he touched all our lives would be surely missed.

Rest in peace my Egbon.

May the good Lord bless your wife, your children and the rest of your family.
Posted by Fehintola Adamolekun on May 23, 2022
Uncle Depo Rest! May his beautiful and empathic soul continue in it's peaceful rest in Jesus Christ until the awaited resurrection morning.
May the peace of the LORD that passeth all human understanding continue to abide with Auntie Tola, children, grandchildren and other members of the family. Shalom
his Life

OLADEPO ADEOYE ADENLE, PhD.


Oladepo Adeoye Alao Adenle, the 6th child of Ataoja of Osogbo, Oba Samuel Adeleye Adisa Adenle I and his Olori, Deborah Adeyoyin Asande Adenle on March 13, 1942 at Osogbo in South Western Nigeria. He lived the entire years of his elementary through high school at home in Osogbo where he attended Osogbo Grammar School, graduating in 1961. 

Dr. Adenle would later attend the famous Ibadan Grammar School under the legendary principal, Archdeacon Alayande, for his Higher School Certificate. He had his University education at Nigeria’s premier institution, the University of Ibadan, where he majored in Geography with subsidiaries in Geology & Economics. A love for Geology would later have him study privately for the General Certificate of Education in Physics and Chemistry (while working as a senior staff member at Ife Library) which finally enabled him pursue, first, a Masters in Geology at the University of Florida in Gainesville, and a Doctorate in Hydrogeology at the George Washington University in Washington, D.C. 

His professional life saw him through a stint at the University of Ife Libraries, a period that opened his path to Florida through a Graduate Assistantship in his original field of study while working at the university libraries. He would return to Nigeria as he had promised Professor H.A. Oluwasanmi, the university vice-chancellor to work for the libraries for about the same period of time for which he was granted a study leave from his library job. He would return to the States to pursue the doctorate degree a little over a year later. 

Dr. Adenle’s career in his specialization in Water Resources was a very rewarding one as he carried out major water resources studies and projects both for the Federal Government especially in the Northern part of the country where he worked on a major study of abandoned borehole projects. His consulting firm, with offices at Ibadan, Wukari (old Gongola State) and Chenchenji (old Kaduna State) handled various jobs at State Government level. 

Over in the USA to where Dr. Adenle and his family returned in 1988, he was employed as Head, Africa Program at Las Vegas, Nevada with Mifflin Associates, an environmental and hydrogeological consulting firm. He also participated in various projects, including the major Yucca Mountain Nuclear Waste Repository, representing the interest of the State of Nevada against that of the Federal Government which has long coveted to have a corner of the state as its location for spent nuclear wastes. The work included the effects that the depository would have on the underground water – among other things -for up to hundreds of years.  

[UPDATE: Till date, the U.S. Govt has failed in her various efforts to “make Nevada a wasteland” as Nevadans love to proclaim. CAVEAT: Writer is obviously pro-Nevada.]

Dr. Adenle’s contribution to water resources efforts in Nigeria included a 3-year posting to Abuja from the USA by the World Bank as “a foreign expert”(!) based at the Federal Ministry of Water Resources to help formulate a Water Policy for Nigeria. He also worked for 4 years with the EU-funded Water & Sanitation … (WSSRP) program as Osun State Coordinator based at Osogbo. 

Depo Adenle celebrated 51 years of marriage to Tola (nee Adamolekun) this past January. They got married in 1970 at St. Stephen’s, Oke Aluko, Ondo, a “most unconventional event” as late Bishop Akintemi (then Canon Akintemi) noted: Depo was from Osogbo while Tola was from Iju in old Ondo Provincial hinterland, facts known to the [then] provost from the two surnames: he knew that the Ataoja, though very senior to him, was an Andrian like himself, as alumnus of St. Andrew’s College, Oyo are known to this day, while his wife had been a long-time friend of an Adamolekun Female. 

After discovering neither of us worked at Ondo, he dropped his pen and announced he could not conduct the wedding ceremony as we must have been “running away from something” but after we explained that as both of us were workers at the University of Ife, conducting the ceremony there would call for us inviting everybody because during those university days in the late 1960s and early 70s, everybody knew each other, and excluding anyone from a not-common event like a wedding would mean enmity declared! 

 Iju (my home town), for same reason was out as I was related to most families in the small town with (then) a single Anglican Church, and ditto – our preferred choice – the University’s Chapel of Resurrection, perhaps the glitziest Christian wedding place at Ibadan: my brother was the Registrar (Nigeria’s first) of the University while Dr. Adenle’s older brother was the Medical Director for the university’s Health Services. 

The same casual, though hard-nosed approach characterized most decisions of our 51 years of marriage; it might have been difficult but friends and/or families on both sides eventually accepted us for the way we lived our lives. 

We’ve been very blessed, especially with four wonderful ladies: Gbemi, Joke, Denrele and Abake, all already pulling their weight in their chosen professions. And even greater blessings are our seven grandchildren: Ore, Gbenga, Damilola, Yinka, Segun, Seyi and Seun.  

Also surviving Dr. Adenle are sisters (including Mrs. Dewunmi Ojo); brothers (including Engr. Deremi, Dr. Bisi, Dr. Dewale, Engr. Kunle, and Engr. Bukoye Adenle), cousins, and many others in the extended Adenle Royal Family within the larger Oluawo Ruling House of which he served as Head from 2010 to his death.  

Dr. Adenle belonged to many professional & social organizations in Nigeria & the United States, including the Geological Society of America (GSA) and the Ibadan Polo Club where he served as Social Member (Social Secretary) in the early 1980s. 

Depo was always good company who loved to regale, especially younger people, with tales of old not just to talk of the supposedly good old days but loved to enjoy the shock of the tales.  

A man of deep faith in God, he was a man of his words and a very devoted family man whom ALL his children adored, and grandchildren loved. In his personal and social interactions, he lived by what he always preached: a ministry of forgiveness. 

God works in mysterious ways. Ore Adedeji’s university graduation is later in the summer, but one of her grandfather’s wishes to see a grandchild’s university graduation came true when Gbenga Ogunmola proudly posed with us as a Howard U graduand on May 8. A Family member who saw the picture we took with the new graduate was buoyed by the happy and proud grandfather’s look in the photograph – bright and cheerful, but as in whatever situation, Depo bore his health challenges with dignity and great strength. He fought gallantly to the end. Exactly two weeks after the graduation picture, he joined the Saints Triumphant. 

Now that he’s changed mortality for immortality, we pray God will count him among His own. 

TOLA ADENLE 

May  26, 2021. 

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