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:

  • March 2019

December 2018

  • Warren Clark
  • Robert Webb Huddleston
  • John William Koehring
  • George W. Landau
  • Wolfgang Lehmann
  • Princeton Lyman
  • Thomas A. Moser
  • Jacob M. “Jack” Myerson
  • Joyce Lownes Hoyt Robinson
  • C. Richard Zenger

October 2018

  • Samuel B. Bartlett
  • Amanda Bisnauth-Thomas
  • Willard Ames (Bill) De Pree
  • James Bruce Engle
  • Tom Gallagher
  • John P. (Jack) Harrod
  • Darryl Norman Johnson
  • Stanton Jue
  • Howard Kavaler
  • Leonard L. Lefkow
  • Donald Charles Leidel
  • Melvin H. Levine
  • Helen (Sue) Carpenter Low
  • Mark Mitchell
  • Stafford King Mousky
  • Virginia S. Murphy
  • Rudolf Vilem Perina
  • James Perry Thurber Jr.
  • Margaret “Peggy” Lewis West

July/August 2018

  • Dana Romalo Andrews
  • Robert Lynn “Bob” Brown
  • William Joseph Cunningham
  • Robert K. German
  • Donna Hartman
  • Roy E. Hylaman Sr.
  • Larry J. Ikels
  • Herbert Kaiser
  • David Klein
  • William H. Lindsey Jr.
  • Steve A. Nielsen
  • William Richard “Dick” Smyser
  • William P. Stedman Jr.
  • Robert W. Weise Jr.

May 2018

  • Terrell Arnold
  • Jane Coffey
  • Priscilla Staples Goodby
  • Joseph Charles Guardiano
  • Walter Vance Hall Jr.
  • Karen Hartman
  • Charles Bowman “Charlie” Jacobini
  • Lorna Marke
  • Doris Eleanor Mattos
  • George “Tom” Novinger
  • Richard Ripley Peterson
  • Ruth Sorensen Singer
  • Edward O. Stellmacher
  • Nilva J. Tull

March 2018

  • Caroline Marie Baker
  • John B. “Jack” Barton
  • Raymond Ellis Benson
  • Arthur R. (Pete) Day
  • Myles Robert Rene Frechette
  • John “Jack” Garney
  • Robert “Rob” Dale Heater
  • Robert Allan Kohn
  • Elizabeth “Betty” Mein
  • William Haven North
  • Howard B. Schaffer
  • Meryl Steigman
  • Richard H. Williams
  • Mildred Dunn Wilson

January-February 2018

  • John Michael “Mike” Davis
  • Jean Tomion Hummon
  • John Peter Hummon
  • Susan Pierce Lively
  • Aida Nercess Marks
  • William Harrison Marsh
  • Edward J. McKeon
  • Harriet R. “Heidi” Shinn
  • Morton S. Smith
  • John H. Trattner