The Foreign Service Journal, July-August 2012

66 F O R E I G N S E R V I C E J O U R N A L / J U LY- A U G U S T 2 0 1 2 Radio Liberty. Mrs. Buell worked for the author and hostess Evangeline Bruce as a researcher and social secre- tary, and was a founding board mem- ber of Sasha Bruce Youthwork. After she and her husband retired to Middletown, R.I., where he was raised, she became involved with Newport’s Redwood Library and St. Columba’s Chapel, and with making their house a place that all her family loved. She was widely admired throughout her life for her beauty, style, wit, intelligence and energy. Wherever she went, there was not a museum, ruin, cathedral, castle, garden or play she didn’t want to see. Mary Buell survived her husband, Bill, by only seven months. She left a sister, Diana Rowe; her children, Elise of New York City and Middletown, Nelson of Lake Tahoe, Nev., and So- phie O’Shaughnessy of San Francisco, Calif.; and three of her four stepchil- dren, Jeanne Rosen of Shutesbury, Mass., William A. Buell III of New York City, and John Buell of New Haven, Conn.; as well as seven step- grandchildren. Susan Elizabeth Gilmour Call- away , 72, the wife of retired FSO Gil Callaway, died of pneumonia on Dec. 29, 2011, at Sibley Hospital in Wash- ington, D.C. She was a six-year sur- vivor of lung cancer. Following her early passion for in- ternational relations, Susan Callaway earned her bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in international affairs from American University. While pur- suing graduate studies, she wrote sev- eral books on foreign area studies for the U.S. Army. During her husband’s long career in the Foreign Service, Mrs. Callaway held several positions overseas. She taught at a private university in Cara- cas, tutored journalists at a major news- paper in Zagreb, continued her studies at Johns Hopkins University in Bologna, and established an SAT prep company in Rome. All the while, she also managed the responsibilities that came with being the spouse of a U.S. diplomat and raised three children. Upon returning to the United States, she edited the corporate newsletter for Vie de France, and then found her next passion advocating for homeless rights in Washington, D.C., at the Community Council for the Homeless. Over eight years, Mrs. Call- away championed a holistic approach to the problem of homelessness, serv- ing as a board member and former de- velopment director at CCH at Friend- ship Place in the District. Family and friends remember her as a beloved wife, mother, grandmother and sister whose love of life, candor and intellect, guidance and constant sup- port have touched many around the world. Mrs. Callaway is survived by her husband, Gil, of Chevy Chase, Md.; three children, Catherine of New York City, Matthew (and his wife, Chris) of Reston, Va., and Abigail (and her hus- band, Chad Charowhas) of Kensington, Md.; three grandchildren, Claire, Ian and Cyrus; a sister, Mary Jane Arnold of Ellicot City, Md.; and a brother, Jim Gilmour (and his wife, Judy) of Swan- zey, N.H. David Herc Cohn , 88, a retired Foreign Service officer, died peacefully on March 1 in Laguna Hills, Calif., where he had been residing since No- vember 2010 with his wife, Rosemarie. Mr. Cohn was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., on July 29, 1923, the elder son of Nathan Cohn and Blanche Herc Cohn. After serving from 1943 to 1945 with the U.S. Army in India during World War II, he earned a B.A. degree in eco- nomics and political science fromDick- inson College in 1948. He did postgraduate work at New York University, the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School and the University of Miami, where he earned an M.A. in public administration and was also an instructor. His master’s the- sis focused on the integration of African-American officers into the Miami police force. Beginning his career with the U.S. Department of Commerce in 1951, Mr. Cohn joined the U.S. Foreign Service in 1956. During his long career as an economics officer, he held posts in Istanbul, Paris, Karachi, Kabul and Jakarta. In between overseas appoint- ments, Mr. Cohn assumed various eco- nomic and social policy advisory positions at the Department of State in Washington, D.C. Following retirement, Mr. Cohn settled in New York City. There he served on the vestry and as a warden of All Saints Episcopal Church from 1981 to 1999. Mr. Cohn’s first wife, Verna (“Pete”) Peterson, died in 1992. He is survived by his second wife, Rosemarie Baioc- chi Cohn, as well as by four stepchil- dren, four stepgrandsons and several nieces and nephews. Robert Dodge Davis , 89, a retired Foreign Service officer, died on March 3 in Wooster, Ohio. Mr. Davis attended the University of Oklahoma and then spent three I N M E M O R Y