The Foreign Service Journal, March 2024

THE FOREIGN SERVICE JOURNAL | MARCH 2024 73 ful sense of humor and wore his broad knowledge and experience with unusual humility. He was also profoundly curious about things, people, and places that were unfamiliar to him. His curiosity came with a lot of courage, whether trekking across North Africa in the 1960s; sleeping in Bedouin tents and making friends along the way; diving into the internal journeys of therapy, men’s groups, and mentoring across the economic and racial divides of Washington and beyond; or facing the ultimate challenge of incurable disease. He encouraged his family, friends, mentees, and loved ones to “go for it!” in every way possible and was there to cheer for them every step of the way. His memorial service was packed with people of many ages, races, religions, and cultural backgrounds who spoke with deep emotion of how his generosity, support, and drive to help others had affected them and, in several cases, saved their lives. Mr. Buck is survived and deeply missed by his sister, Ruth Ifversen, also a retired FSO thanks to her brother’s wise counsel; his beloved wife, Hala, a writer, counselor, artist, art therapist, and crosscultural educator; daughter Kathryn Leila, a writer, performer, educator, and facilitator; son-in-law Adam Abel, a visual artist and filmmaker; and beloved granddaughter Zayya Noora Buck Abel, who carries his bright blue eyes, beaming smile, boundless curiosity, love of people, food, and exploration, and his big loving heart. n David “Dave” William Carr, 87, a retired economist and Foreign Service officer, died on Dec. 29, 2023, at Peakview Assisted Living in Centennial, Colo., of Alzheimer’s disease. Mr. Carr was born on March 23, 1936, in Cambridge, Mass., to Earle and Penelope Carr. He grew up in Hingham, Mass., with his older brother, Robert. He graduated from Princeton University in 1958 and obtained an M.A. from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy in 1959. Mr. Carr married Kathleen Adelia Hanley on July 2, 1960, in Hingham, Mass. His first overseas posting with the State Department was to Amman (1960-1962). While posted to Beirut (1962-1964), his first daughter, Cynthia, was born.