Saturday, May 21, 2005

Babatunde F. Oke, a well-known math teacher at Bowie High School, died May 14 in an automobile accident in Landover. He was 35.

Born Feb. 26, 1970, Mr. Oke was a resident of Seabrook, Md., and had lived and taught in the region for more than 10 years.

He was raised in New York City and attended elementary school in Nigeria, his family’s native country.

After graduating from Norfolk State University, he received his master’s degree in math education from the University of Maryland in 1996.

He taught math at Bowie High and also worked as a relief counselor for Concern, a community-based child welfare agency.

He was engaged to Sandra Rollins of Bowie.

He is survived by his parents, Tommy Olawuyi Oke and Alice Oke of Hempstead, N.Y.; two sisters, Funlayo Davis of Hempstead, N.J., and Ireti Oke-Pollard of Maplewood, N.J.; and a brother, Oyedeji Oke of Seabrook, N.J.

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