The Foreign Service Journal, July/August 2018

92 JULY-AUGUST 2018 | THE FOREIGN SERVICE JOURNAL IN MEMORY n Dana Romalo Andrews, 92, a fiber artist and wife of the late Foreign Ser- vice Officer Nicholas G. Andrews, died of congestive heart failure on April 22 in Solomons, Md. Born in 1925 in Romania, Mrs. Andrews was raised in Bucharest and in Sinaia, the mountain resort and then summer home of the Romanian royal family. She spent the years of World War II in Bucharest, where her family home was commandeered by the Russian Army during its occupation. Mrs. Andrews studied linguistics at the University of Bucharest until her marriage in 1946 to Mr. Andrews, whom she had known as a child. The son of a Standard Oil executive, Mr. Andrews spent his early years in Romania before returning to the United States, where he attended Milton Academy and Princeton University. In 1945, he returned to Bucharest with the U.S. Army to serve in the Allied Control Commission. One of the last Romanian war brides permitted to leave the country before it fell under Soviet influence, Mrs. Andrews recalled sailing from Europe to the United States on a crowded American troop ship. Although she spoke three languages at the time, Mrs. Andrews spoke no English when she arrived in the United States. Mrs. Andrews developed her career as an artist while she served with her husband during his three-decade career in the Foreign Service, which included postings in Germany, Australia, Turkey and the former Yugoslavia. Mr. Andrews also served as director of the Office of Eastern European Affairs and did two tours in Warsaw, Poland, including a stint as chargé d’affaires. Mrs. Andrews studied painting at the Ozenfant School of Fine Arts in New York and at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste in Berlin, where she also studied tapestry weaving. She had a studio and exhibited her work wherever she and her husband were posted, including at the Corcoran Gallery of Art and the Renwick Gallery in Washington, D.C. Her art has been exhibited in solo and group shows around the world and is fea- tured in numerous collections, including that of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. Several of her pen and ink drawings also appeared in The Foreign Service Journal in the 1950s and 1960s. Life in the Foreign Service helped to shape her art. When transporting easels, paints and her giant loom from post to post became too difficult, Mrs. Andrews turned to stitchery and other textile art forms, for which she became known. In 1986, Mrs. Andrews won a National Endowment for the Arts grant for her work in that medium, and she was selected for international competitions into her 80s. After her husband’s death in 2010, Mrs. Andrews moved fromNewport Beach, Calif., where they had retired, to Asbury Solomons, a retirement community in Maryland, close to the beachside cottage on the Chesapeake Bay where she and her husband often vacationed. Mrs. Andrews was predeceased by her husband and a son, Benjamin Andrews. She is survived by her brother, Dan Romalo, of Bucharest; her children Suzanna Andrews of New York City, and Gregory Andrews of Dallas, Texas; and grandchildren Amelia, Eliza, Nicole, Sarah and Ian Andrews. Donations in her memory may be made to Calvert Hospice, 238 Merrimac Court, Prince Frederick MD 20678; or World Vision, P.O. Box 9716, Federal Way WA 98063. n Robert Lynn “Bob” Brown, 87, a retired Foreign Service officer with the U.S. Information Agency, died on March 18 in Cedar Hills, Utah, from complications of multiple myeloma. Mr. Brown was born on Jan. 24, 1931, in Chandler, Ariz. He graduated from Brigham Young University with bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Spanish literature and linguistics. An accomplished musi- cian, Mr. Brown sang with various choirs and was a soloist at St. Anne’s Cathedral in Jerusalem. After graduating from BYU, he taught high school English and Spanish for 10 years in San Manuel, Ariz. Mr. Brown mar- ried Jennie Hadlock in 1953. Mr. Brown entered the Foreign Service as a binational center grantee in 1966. He served in binational centers in Baghdad, Bogotá and Jakarta, and later served in cultural affairs assignments in Brazil, Mexico and Nicaragua. His Washington assignments with USIA provided himwith opportunities to give seminars in Argentina, Ecuador, Mexico, Brazil and Vietnam. He retired in 1995. An accomplished poet, Mr. Brown published a book of his poems, Rhymes and Reason , in 2011. He was named Senior Poet Laureate for the State of Utah that same year. Mr. Brown and his first wife had six children: Robert LeRoy, Paul Christian, Cheryl, Earl Roland, Aaron Lynn and Jared Jamal. Jennie Hadlock Brown died in 1997. Mr. Brown married Donna Peterson Clarke in 2001. Together they served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Madrid for 19 months. Mr. Brown’s descendants include 32 grandchildren and 39 great-grandchil- dren. He is survived by five of his six children; son Earl Roland predeceased him. He is also survived by his wife, Donna, and her children from a previ- ous marriage.