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.

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

January/February 2024

  • Caryle Cammisa
  • Evelyn Speyer Colbert
  • Robert (Bob) Tallon Dakan
  • Wilma Louise Ditter
  • Wade Hampton Bynum Matthews
  • Alan Parker
  • Donald Barnard Simmons Jr.