In Memory/Obituaries

The FSJ’s In Memory department, which is reserved for members of the Foreign Service and their immediate families, is published on alternate months, according to the schedule below. The obituaries average between 300 and 500 words in length, but that is a guideline and not a limit. We do not use photographs. You may write the obituary yourself, or send us the information and we will draft it.

Please be sure to include date, place and cause of death; details of the individual’s Foreign Service career (when entered, postings, when retired); and survivors and where they live. In addition, our readers are very interested in what their colleagues have done in retirement. You may also want to include birthplace, education and any other highlights of the individual's life.

We strongly encourage you to also consider memorializing your loved one through AFSA's new online memorial tribute page, where photos, biographic information and remembrances may be saved for posterity.

Obituaries or inquiries concerning obituaries may be sent by email to, or by snail mail to: The Foreign Service Journal, 2101 E Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20037.

Upcoming In Memory Publication Dates:

  • January/February 2021

November 2020

  • Martin (Marty) Phillip Adams
  • Pierce Kendall Bullen
  • Edwin Monroe Cronk
  • Claudine Pearson Luppi
  • Mel F. McBeth
  • Martin (Marty) Thomas Ronan
  • Gilbert H. Sheinbaum
  • Joseph Aaron Silberstein
  • Hans N. “Tom” Tuch
  • Cheryl Lynn Young

September 2020

  • Jose G. Armilla Jr.
  • Jane Ellen Becker
  • Pierce Kendall Bullen
  • Tamar Alicia Donovan
  • Robert Bruce “Bob” Houston Jr.
  • John Anthony Matel
  • Sue Ford Patrick
  • George E. Scholz
  • Blaine Carlson Tueller
  • Martin Wenick

July/August 2020

  • James Llewellyn Barnes
  • Frank W. Brecher
  • Shirley A. Cross
  • Robert Ray Gibbons
  • Simon Henshaw
  • Wilbur Wilkins “Bill” Hitchcock
  • Jay Kenneth Katzen
  • Theodore Cooke Nelson
  • Douglas Kai Rasmussen
  • Yale Wolf Richmond
  • Edith “Edie” Sabetay Wilcox

May 2020

  • Warren Carl Putman
  • Floyd Hagopian
  • Samuel Charles Keiter
  • Richard Chris Lundberg
  • Mary Ann Lundy
  • Richard Lee Podol
  • Patricia Anne Saunders Sills
  • George Twohie
  • Katherine Marguerite White

March 2020

  • Timothy Graham Alexander
  • Claire Mornane Bogosian
  • Walter Sheldon Clarke
  • William Neal Goodson
  • Linda Jewell
  • Richard Kinsella
  • Nathan Philip Lane
  • William “Buzz” Menold
  • Lewis P. Reade
  • Thomas J. Wajda
  • James Allen Wedberg

January/February 2020

  • Kristen Bracewell Deming
  • Daniel Ted Fantozzi
  • Marjorie Ann Morris
  • Warren Carl Putnam
  • Karin Sherwood (née Willamowski)
  • Marsha Lynne Singer
  • Robert Strand
  • Joseph C. Wilson IV