The Foreign Service Journal, May 2018

THE FOREIGN SERVICE JOURNAL | MAY 2018 73 He was honorably discharged from the Air Force in 1954. He joined USAID in 1960 and was posted in Chad, Niger, Thailand, Korea, the Philippines, Zaire (Congo) and Senegal. He also spent two years in Rome “on loan” to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization. Mr. Guardiano retired to Cape Coral in 1981 after 20 years of service, but when USAID asked him to return on contract, he and his wife moved toMauritania for two years. Back in the United States, Mr. Guardiano earned his Ph.D. in geogra- phy—a field he chose because it covers nearly all aspects of human organization— at Clark University at age 60. He retired again to Cape Coral and later, Fort Myers. Bitten by the political bug, he became an avid volunteer for his newly chosen political party in the 1990s, eventually serving as county chair for two years. He also took on short-termUSAID proj- ects to Egypt, Slovakia and other locations, and taught a series of courses to USAID officers in Latin America. Meanwhile, Edison College and Florida Gulf Coast University met his own craving for learning. As the oldest person in class— including his professors—he worked his way through several layers of calculus, and enjoyed literature and Florida geography courses well into his 70s. Those who knew himwill remember Mr. Guardiano for his endless curiosity, his energy and, most of all, his wit. Mr. Guardiano is survived by his wife, Jan, of Fort Myers, Fla.; their sons Greg (of Colorado), John (of Washington, D.C.) and Jeb (and Jeb’s wife, Gail) of Detroit, Mich.; his sister, Sylvia (and brother-in- law Frank); and 10 nieces and nephews. His brother, John, and sister-in-law, Pat, predeceased him. n Walter Vance Hall Jr., 87, a retired Foreign Service officer, died on Jan. 6 in Alexandria, Va. Mr. Hall was born in 1930 in Emmerton, Va., the son of Walter Vance Hall Sr. and Emma Lemoine Griffith. He graduated fromHampden-Sydney College, served in the U.S. Navy and then earned a degree fromGeorgetown University’s School of Foreign Service. Mr. Hall served in Seoul, Naples and Suva, as well as in the U.S. Mission to the United Nations in Vienna. Following his retirement in 1982, he continued to work in the State Department on freedomof information cases until 2000. Mr. Hall was a lifelong member of North FarnhamParish Church in Farn- ham, Va., and during his long residence in Alexandria he was an active parishioner at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. He was a member of the board of direc- tors of the Historic Alexandria Foundation and the American Library Company. He served two terms on the Alexandria Arche- ology Commission and was a longtime member of the Metropolitan Club. Family members recall that Mr. Hall enjoyed his nearly 20 years of tutoring in Alexandria public schools. He also took great pleasure in working in his garden, reading, entertaining friends and cooking, and he was an enthusiastic traveler. Mr. Hall is survived by his wife, Julia Elis- abeth Ramberg Hall, of Alexandria, whom hemarried in Rome in 1963; two sons, John Ramberg Hall (and wife, Denise AnnHall) of Hackettstown, N. J., andWalter Vance Hall III of Chesapeake, Va.; and grandsons Lleyton Vance Hall and Anders JohnHall. Memorial contributions may be made toThe Saint Paul’s Foundation. n KarenHartman, 63, a retired Foreign Service officer, died on Jan. 14 in Douglas, Mich., of pancreatic cancer. Mrs. Hartman was a graduate of Michi- gan State University and the University of Michigan. She worked for the U.S. Information Service from1984 to 1985, setting up an English-language library in Sanaa. In 2003 she joined the Foreign Service as an infor- mation resource officer, serving in Nairobi, Pretoria, Rome andWashington, D.C. Mrs. Hartman was instrumental in launching “maker spaces” in Europe, Africa and Asia, where the use of U.S. infor- mation technology is demonstrated and shared with the goal of inspiring entrepre- neurship. She retired in 2015 as the deputy director of the Office of American Spaces. Mrs. Hartman published five textbooks, one of which is still in use. She is survived by her husband, Jack; their daughters, Tracy and Hilary; and granddaughters, Charlotte, Lily andWilla. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. n Charles Bowman “Charlie” Jaco- bini, 72, a retired Foreign Service officer, died at home in Lewes, Del., on Jan. 8. Mr. Jacobini was born in Borger, Texas, and raised in various places in the United States and inManila. He earned his bach- elor’s degree fromTrinity College in 1967 and his master’s degree from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy of Tufts University in 1968. Mr. Jacobini worked for Chase Manhat- tan Bank in New York before entering the Foreign Service in 1969. He was detailed to the Civil Operations and Revolutionary Development Support office in Bien Hoa, and was then posted to Recife as an economic-commercial officer in 1972. While in Brazil, he was seconded to Vietnam for six months prior to the fall of Saigon. Mr. Jacobini returned to Brazil in 1974