The Foreign Service Journal, September 2022

THE FOREIGN SERVICE JOURNAL | SEPTEMBER 2022 81 officer at the State Department in 2007, serving honorably for nearly 12 years. Most recently, he was director of the embassy branch office in Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and most proud of his contributions to that country remaining at peace. Prior to that, he was director of the embassy branch office in Douala, Cam- eroon, working closely with democratic forces and holding shipping agent respon- sibilities for four regional embassies. At his posting in Paris as a consular officer, Mr. Gallagher directed the special American citizen services unit, always focused on quickly solving unusual issues and problems faced by American tourists, businesspeople and the large expatriate community there. He gladly volunteered to serve in the political-military section at Embassy Baghdad during combat “surge” opera- tions from 2007 to 2008, taking advantage of his extensive military experience. He retired from the Foreign Service in 2018. In final thoughts Mr. Gallagher shared with his family, he considered himself to be an extremely lucky man, having ful- filled the dreams of two or three lifetimes: a wonderful and loving family, successful children in their own careers, military service as an Air Force pilot and a distin- guished career as a diplomat, albeit cut short by his cruel disease. Mr. Gallagher is survived by his beloved wife of 35 years, Julie (Ruffing) Gallagher; his children, Matthew and Caitlin “Katie” Gallagher; and his sisters, Jeannine Ross (and husband, Gene) and Shirley Kelly Mart (and husband, Wally). n Warren Gray , 67, a retired Foreign Service officer, passed away on Feb. 7, 2022, in Marco Island, Fla., after a battle with leukemia. He was born in 1954 in Washington, D.C., and was a loyal fan of the Senators baseball team and then the Nationals despite living all over the world. His years of service in the U.S. Army gave him a lifelong love of languages and breaking codes—and also permanently robbed him of the ability to sleep in. Mr. Gray went on to attend law school at the University of Maryland, where he met and married his wife, Aisling. After graduating in 1990, he practiced law for several years at the Department of Energy, first as an attorney and then as an administrative judge. In 2004 Mr. Gray joined the U.S. For- eign Service. Uniquely gifted at learning foreign languages, he had previously obtained the highest-ever score on the Department of Defense language apti- tude test. It came as no surprise when he was assigned to a brand-new language offering and placed in a class of one at the Foreign Service Institute to study Malayalam. After tours in India, Poland, Azer- baijan, Washington, D.C. (including an assignment to the National Targeting Center to fight terrorism), Mexico and a temporary duty assignment in Moldova, Mr. Gray retired in 2019. He received the Secretary’s Career Achievement Award for his 32 years of U.S. government service. Although Mr. Gray already spoke Pol- ish, Russian, Malayalam, German and Spanish, in retirement he continued to study languages, solve puzzles and serve his country with the National Language Service Corps. He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Aisling; son Aidan Gray of Cambridge, England; daughter Zoe Gray of Marco Island; and aunt Janice and uncle Tom Roddenbery of Lawrenceville, N.J. Mr. Gray will be laid to rest in Arling- ton National Cemetery. n Ann Delavan Harrop , 94, wife of retired Foreign Service officer and former Ambassador William C. Harrop, passed away on June 23, 2022, frommetastatic pancreatic cancer. Ann Delavan was born April 21, 1928, in Seneca Falls, N.Y., and grew up in Des Moines, Iowa, graduating from Vassar College in 1950. In 1953 she married William Caldwell Harrop, who became a career FSO, eventually serving as ambassador to Guinea, Kenya, Seychelles, Zaire and Israel. As his partner overseas, she raised four sons in difficult, sometimes dangerous environments, while moving between the U.S. and Europe, Africa, Australia and the Middle East. Although somewhat shy, Ms. Harrop is remembered by friends and family members as a kind and welcoming hostess, a Foreign Service professional who confronted the changes and setbacks in her life with equanimity, persistence and humility, and with a mind of her own. Her sons and their wives and her six grandchildren grew up appreciating her love and unwavering support. Through the Nelson B. Delavan Foundation, a small nonprofit trust founded by her mother in 1984 in honor of her late father, Ann and Bill Harrop began actively supporting institutions they believed in, particularly in diplo- macy and foreign policy. Recipients of the foundation’s donations include the American Foreign Service Associa- tion, DACOR, the National Museum of American Diplomacy, the Senior Living Foundation, the American Academy of Diplomacy, the Association for Diplo- matic Studies and Training, and Ameri- can Diplomacy Publishers. Ms. Harrop was devoted to dogs. Throughout her life, no matter where