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 2020

November 2019

  • Betty Ana Bernstein-Zabza
  • Astrid Johanne Aarland Drotos
  • Brendan Andrew Hanniffy
  • Deane Lawrence Hutchins
  • Rodney Charles Johnson
  • David Taylor Jones
  • Robert “Bob” Alan Martin
  • Erik Sedman Ronhovde
  • Oliver “Ollie” Charles Shaw
  • Jean Marie Heywood Tueller
  • Michael Masahiko Uyehara

September 2019

  • Eugene H. Bird
  • Jeffrey A. Brock
  • Robert “Bob” John Clarke
  • Robert Theodore (Ted) Curran
  • Daniel del Castillo
  • John Gunther Dean
  • Pasquale “Pat” DiTanna
  • Lola Gulomova
  • John Michael Jackson
  • Lowell Bruce Laingen
  • John W. McDonald
  • George A. McFarland Jr.
  • Robert Miller
  • Charles “Chuck” Reynolds
  • Marion “Bobbie” Riedel (née Schoenfeld)
  • Theresa “Terri” Rose Robertson (née Parrette)
  • Brynhild C. Rowberg
  • John A. Sanbrailo

July/August 2019

  • Eugene “Gene” Aloysius Byrne
  • Dale Warren Dover
  • Lisa Kay Harshbarger
  • Joelle Holm
  • Alan W. Lukens
  • Duncan Hager MacInnes
  • Gordon Wallace Murchie
  • Mary V. Prosser
  • Cynthia Thomas
  • MacAlan “Mac” Thompson

May 2019

  • Charles Lawrence Christian Jr.
  • Maurice “Maury” Noah Gralnek
  • Gordon King
  • Arthur Winston Lewis
  • Thomas Joseph Nickle II
  • Betty Rae Powers

March 2019

  • Carleton Stevens Coon Jr.
  • William Eves Culbert Jr.
  • Charles Robert “Bob” Dickerman
  • Margaret Lovelace Fessler
  • Roy T. Haverkamp
  • Betsy Ross Peters
  • Harry Shlaudeman
  • Savannah Tunnell Walker

January/February 2019

  • James L. (Jim) Culpepper III
  • Allen Clifford Hansen
  • Raymond Wai-man Lau
  • Robert J. Martens