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April 04, 2019 - Present
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Monday, July 08, 2019 - 11:10 p.m.

Death of Col. Charles "Scotty" Scott, Ret.

Chuck Scott

The below was received from Stu Branch:

CHARLES H. SCOTT, 87 Col. USA, Ret. LAKELAND - Charles H. Scott, (Col. USA, Ret.), age 87, of Lakeland, FL and Chambersburg, PA, passed away on Monday, July 1, 2019, at Chambers Point Nursing Home.

Born June 15, 1932, in New York, NY, he was the son of the late Frank C. and Helen Bohland Scott.

Colonel Scott was a Soldier, Diplomat, and Student. He served honorably during the Cold War from 1954 until 1982, serving in Europe, Middle East, South and Central America, and Asia, specializing in telecommunications supporting crisis management operations. He saw action in Lebanon 1958, Venezuela 1963-1966, and Vietnam 1967 & 1968. He was awarded personal decorations by the Departments of the Army, Defense, and State. Colonel Scott was also decorated by the Venezuelan and Spanish Governments. He was medically discharged from the Army in 1982. He joined the Department of State in 1978 in Washington, DC, where he remained until his retirement in 1994. At the Department, he served with the Office of Communications in various top level positions. His last assignment at the Department was representing the United States at NATO's Civil Communications Planning Committee.

A lifelong student, Colonel Scott was a graduate of Clarkson College of Technology, U.S. Army's Command and General Staff College, Escuela de Estado Mayor in Madrid, Spain, and Harvard's Program for Senior Managers in Government. In addition, he attended courses at Catholic University in Washington, D.C. and Florida Southern College in Lakeland, FL; studying theology, history, music, and advanced Spanish. These last years of learning were devoted to his search for the answers to his questions, 'What is the Lure of Religion?' and 'How did we get Here'? Colonel Scott's conclusion as to the religious questions was twofold, God has placed in us a soul and then it is man's journey to find God and know Him. The study of evolution of life's systems satisfied the second question.

Finally, in retirement, he volunteered with Lakeland Volunteers in Medicine, which provided free medical services and drugs to the working poor of Lakeland, FL.

Surviving is his beloved wife of 44 years, Joyce Campbell Scott, whom he married on July 5, 1975; two sons, Hugh Bradford Scott (LCDR. USN, Ret.) of Montgomery Village, MD and Bruce Johnson Scott, (LTC, US Army, Ret.); step-son, Curtis Ray Imes of St. Thomas, PA; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

A Celebration of Life Service was held on Friday, July 5, 2019, at 10 AM at the Chapel at Menno Haven, 2011 Scotland Ave., Chambersburg, PA 17201, where Chaplain Art Page officiated. Inurnment with full military honors and a chapel service at the Old Post Chapel will be held at a later date at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.

In lieu of flowers, Colonel Scott requests that memorial contributions be made to the Lakeland Volunteers in Medicine, 1021 Lakeland Hills Blvd, Lakeland, FL 33805 or to Florida Southern College, Advancement Office, 111 Lake Hollingsworth Drive, Lakeland, FL 33801.

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Monday, July 08, 2019 - 11:10 p.m.

Death of Col. Charles "Scotty" Scott, Ret.

The below was received from Stu Branch:

Col. Scott (Scotty) passed away on July 1st.

In a telephone conversation with Scotty's wife, Joyce, this morning she said that Scotty's health had deteriorated and he was falling often. The last fall resulted in a broken vertebrae in his neck and great pain. The facility where he was staying said that they could no longer care for him and recommended Hospice. Given his condition, Joyce felt that his passing was a blessing.

There was a private ceremony on July 5th. There will be another ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery, the date of which has not been finalized but Joyce thinks it will be in about six months.


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Sunday, July 07, 2019 - 9:10 p.m.

Death of George Ronie Younts, Jr.

George Younts

I received the below from several CANDOERs today.

George Ronie Younts, Jr. was born July 5, 1931 in Greensboro, NC. He passed on to his next journey on July 3, 2019.

George was in the Air Force for four years prior to going to Texas A&M, where he earned his Engineering Degree. He then attended GW out of Fort Worth, Texas and earned his Masters in Political Science. George worked as a Diplomat for Foreign Service through the State Department.

George is survived by his wife, Patricia N. Younts of 64 years. He had three children, Vicki Lynn Brown, George Michael Younts and is survived by his 3rd child, John Nolan Younts. He is also survived by his three grandchildren; Lisa Hall, Kelsey Younts and Waverly Younts. George was also lucky enough to be survived by his two great-grandchildren; Zachary Hall and Seneca Hall.

We will always remember what a great man you were and all of the memories on Ladyslipper Lane, skiing in Vail and Austria, our many trips to Hilton Head and all of the jokes you told. We love you PoPo xoxo.

A Celebration of Life was held at 1 p.m. on Sunday, July 7, 2019 at Trinity Episcopal Church, 9325 West Street, Manassas, VA 20110.

Interment will be held at a later date.

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Thursday, July 04, 2019 - 10:10 a.m.

Death of Edward C. Saunders

Retired FS IMR'er

I received the below from George McCumber yesterday.

We were informed that Edward C. Saunders, a retired FS IRM'er died Sunday, June 30, 2019, in Leominster, Massachusetts. Ed was 82 and retired from the US Army, mostly in Army Security Agency, before joining the Foreign Service. He and his wife Kay were posted to Cairo, Monrovia, Bonn BAX, Johannesburg, and SA-21. I will miss him and his gruff sense of humor.

Edward Charles Saunders, of Leominster, MA died on Sunday, June 30th, 2019 at St. Francis Nursing and Rehabilitation in Worcester, MA after a long battle with Alzheimer's Disease. Edward was born on January 10, 1938 in Lancaster, PA. He served over 20 years in the US Army, during his time in Vietnam that he received the bronze medal for acts of heroism. After retiring he began a career with the US State Department.

Edward is preceded in death by his parents, Edward Charles Saunders and Nelda Saunders and sister Gloria Saunders Frye.

Edward is survived by his wife of 52 years, Katherine L. Saunders, daughters, Kim-Marie Motoda, Leisa Crawley, Misty Squillacioti, Dawn Gregory, sons, James Crawley, Edward Saunders and Jason Saunders. He leaves behind 17 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.

A private funeral will be held on Friday, July 5th at the Massachusetts Veterans' Memorial Cemetery, Winchendon, MA.

The following is furnished for those wishing to send condolences to his family:

Katherine Saunders
346 Central Street, #APT 1,
Leominster, MA 01453
(978) 840-1271.

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Saturday, June 29, 2019 - 1:20 p.m.

George McCumber furnished a new snail-mail address. Thanks George for helping me keep my records up-to-date!

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Saturday, June 29, 2019 - 1:10 p.m.

Death of Joe W. Ellis

My son forwarded the following Department Notice to me for publication:

Passing of Joe W. Ellis

It is with great sadness that the Bureau of Information Resource Management announces the passing of our dear friend and colleague, Mr. Joe Ellis on Saturday, June 15, 2019 in Woodbridge, VA.

Joebegan his career with the Department in 1992 as a Civil Service Telecommujnications Specialist in the Burea of IRM after retiring from the US Army.

In 2012, Joe retired and condinued work with IRM as a contractor.

Joe was hailed by many of his colleagues and friends for his cheerfulness and dedication. His infectious humor along with his "can-do" approach to life and work, infused by a spirit and energy that we will long remember. Joe was the Philadelphia Eagles #1 fan, and he often arrived at work wearing his sports apparel thoughtout the football season.

Joe is survived by his wife Dr. Ester Johnson-Ellis, two sons, Maurice Sr. and Bryon; one daughter, Valda, and a host of other family members and riends.

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Saturday, June 29, 2019 - 12:50 p.m.

Death of Arlette Sulak
Beloved wife of Mike Sulak (Former CEO/R)

I received word from Rob Robinson that he received word from Mike that his wife had passed away. With Mike's permission, I forward the following:

It is with deep sadness that I tell you that my wife, Arlette, passed away yesterday (June 27). She had been suffering with Vascular Dementia for two years after she had suffered a hemorrhagic stroke in August of 2017. I ask for you prayers!

The following is furnished for those wishing to send Mike a note of condolences:

His email addreess is:

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Monday, June 17, 2019 - 7:50 p.m.

Mike Cifarelli furnished an up-date to his bio. Thanks Mike for helping me keep my records up-to-date!

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Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - 7:50 p.m.

Death of Roscoe H. Lindsey

Roscoe H. Lindsey, 72, died Sept. 28, 2018, in Herndon, Va.

A U.S. Navy veteran and English teacher, Lindsey joined the Foreign Service as a communications officer and served overseas in Rio de Janeiro, Brazzaville, Bonn, Maputo and Abu Dhabi. He retired in 2010 after 28 years of service. He also worked as an air traffic control trainer and volunteered at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum, the Federal Aviation Association and Washington Dulles and Leesburg Airports. In 2011, Lindsey was selected to sing for Pope Benedict during a visit to Washington, D.C., and in 2015, he also sang for Pope Francis.

Lindsey is survived by his sister-in-law, Ann; two nieces and two nephews.

Thanks to George McCumber for furnishing the above obit!
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Tuesday, June 11, 2019 - 9:50 a.m.

Death of Wesley James Lincoln

Wes Lincoln

On the morning of March 20, 2019, Wesley James Lincoln died at age 77 from complications related to Alzheimer's disease.

A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 31, 2019 at Thomas Funeral Home Chapel, 401 N. Ennis Street Fuquay-Varina, NC.

Wesley was born in Troy, New York to the late Charles and Edith Lincoln. In September 1965 he married Beverly Eileen Lincoln, and together they raised five children. He served his country in the US Army and later in the Foreign Service for 20 years. Over his distinguished career he traveled to 80 countries. He will be remembered for his curious mind, kindness, and gentle humor.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Beverly Lincoln; children, Pamela Lincoln of North Dartmouth, MA, Dennis Lincoln and wife, Lilia Rubin of Spring, TX, Douglas Lincoln and wife, Nicole Lincoln of Oakton, VA, Carol Lincoln and husband, Rodger von Kries of Roslindale, MA, and Nicole Moses and husband, David Moses of Fuquay-Varina, NC; sister, Constance Delaney and husband, John Delaney of Zephyrhills, FL and Angela LaCroix and husband, George Lacroix of Greenfield, MA; and twelve grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to the , 1305 Navaho Drive, Suite 101, Raleigh, NC 27609.

Thanks to George McCumber and Dave Borter for furnishing the above obit!
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Tuesday, June 11, 2019 - 8:30 a.m.

Michael (Mick) Douglass furnished a new snail-mail address. Thanks Mick for helping me keep my records up-to-date!

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Monday, May 30, 2019 - 4:30 p.m.

At the last CANDOER luncheon we celebrated Paul Del Giudice's 90th birthday. Rob Robinson and John Tyburski took several pictures. Because of a problem being able to FTP to the web site, I am just now posting them. Enjoy the Pictures.

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Monday, May 13, 2019 - 9:50 p.m.

Death of Mary V. Prosser

Mary Prosser

Mary V. Prosser, 87, died peacefully on Sunday, May 12, 2019. She was born in Catano, Puerto Rico to the late Juan and Lila (Carballo) Lamurey. She was the wife of James (Jim) F. Prosser of Green Bay.

As the daughter of a career U.S. Army officer, Mary lived in many states during her life. She graduated from Cristobal High School, Panama in 1950 and followed her family to Eatontown, NJ, where her father was stationed at Ft. Monmouth. Mary worked at the Signal Corps Engineering Labs at Ft. Monmouth and joined the U.S. Foreign Service in 1955. She served at the U.S. Embassy in Bonn, Germany, where she met Jim. Following their marriage in Munich in 1960, they served in the Belgian Congo, Belgium, the Soviet Union, Switzerland, Kenya and Italy, before retiring to Green Bay in 1990. She was a member of St. Philip the Apostle Parish.

An avid traveler, Mary visited all 50 states and actually lived in 13 different countries between being an "Army brat" and a foreign service employee and spouse. She and Jim loved to travel on freighter ships and actually sailed around the world in 2001. She also enjoyed train travel in Europe and safari trips in Africa. She loved classic movies, multiple genres of music, soap operas, and playing any card or board game including bridge and Aw Shucks!!! She was a master of Trivial Pursuit and was often the first player picked when family members would gather to play.

Most of all, Mary loved her God, her family and her friends. She devoted much of her day to reciting novenas and prayers for others. She will be greatly missed. Survivors include her husband, James; son, Stephen (Jodi), Oak Hill, VA; grandchildren, Jennifer and Matthew; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Mary is preceded in death by her siblings, Yolanda (Richard) Jordan, John (Rosemary) Lamurey and Elizabeth Ann Lamurey.

Visitation will be at St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church, 312 Victoria St., from 9:30 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. on Saturday, May 18, with Rev. William Hoffman officiating the Funeral Mass at 11:00 a.m.

Online condolences may be expressed at In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Philip the Apostle Parish.

Funeral Mass: Saturday May 18, 2019, 11:00 a.m. at St. Philip the Apostle
Visitation: Saturday May 18, 2019, 9:30-10:45 a.m. at St. Philip the Apostle

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Sunday, May 05, 2019 - 12:30 p.m.

I have added a new link to the Useful Links page. It is titled, "Emergency Preparedness Guide for Seniors and Caretakers." Thanks to William Hudson, Communications Manager, Choose Energy, for furnishing this information!

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Friday, April 26, 2019 - 10:50 a.m.

Death of Rod Painter

Received a note from Bill Beis that "He happened to come across the following obituary!"

Rodney Glenn "Rod" Painter, 75, of Stafford County passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015, with family by his side.

Rod is survived by his wife, Birgitte Painter; three children, Caron Napolillo of Peachtree City, Ga., and Tracy Ulmer and Sean Painter, both of Stafford. He is also survived by three grandchildren, Amanda, Alex and Joseph.

Rod was born to the late Henry and Myrtle Painter on Dec. 6, 1939, in Milroy, Pa. After attending Texas A&M he joined the U.S. Air Force in 1961. In 1965, he began an exciting 36-year career traveling the world for the State Department Foreign Service.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Wounded Warrior Project.

Our loving husband, father and grandfather will be forever loved and missed.

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Thursday, April 14, 2019 - 12:30 p.m.

Babe Martin furnished new contact information. Thanks for helping me keep my records up to date!

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Thursday, April 14, 2019 - 12:20 p.m.

Rob Robinson furnished a picture of attendees at the April 9, 2019, Washington, DC CANDOERs luncheon.

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Thursday, April 04, 2019 - 9:00 a.m.

We have a new member, Meredith Hiemstra. Welcome to the CANDOERs!