Archive | 2020

Daniel Ian Stoll

 

Daniel Ian Stoll, age 53, passed away on July 6, 2020. The cause of death was Glioblastoma.  Dan was born on December 16, 1966 in Silver Spring, Maryland to Jane Stoll and the late Edward S. Stoll. Besides his mother, he is survived by his brother Adam (Anita), and his three young children, Ethan, Jason and Margaret Ann, plus his nieces and nephews and his cousins. He is also survived by Mary Nguyen who he married toward the end of his life, and by his first wife Theresa Stattel.

Dan graduated from the University of Texas, and was a proud longhorn. In Austin he became a music enthusiast, a passion that stayed with him for life. Dan worked for the federal government in multiple capacities in a career spanning nearly three decades. Most recently, he worked at USAID as an Ethicist, where he cherished his friendships with many colleagues.  Dan travelled extensively and loved to plan trips for he and his family. Without doubt, Dan’s greatest pleasure was the time he spent with his three children. He rarely missed any of their events or activities.  Those who knew Dan well appreciated his sense of humor, his enthusiasm for doing whatever he took on, and the joy that he brought to their lives. In the time he was with us, he lived a very full life.

Private graveside services are being held at Judean Gardens Cemetery in Olney Maryland in a manner that complies with COVID-19 restrictions.  Contributions may be made in Dan’s name to the American Brain Tumor Association, 8550 W. Bryn Mawr Ave. Suite 550, Chicago, Illinois 60631-3225, or to Cure Glioblastoma, 578 Washington Blvd. #639, Marina Del Ray, CA 90292.

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Harold Lubell

Harold Lubell (1925-2015) parted peacefully from this world on December 29, 2015, surrounded by his family. He was born in Manhattan, NY on March 29, 1925 to Fanny (née Bielsky) and Morris Lubell, originally from Novogrodek, Russia. He was preceded in death by his older brother Paul Lubell and his wife, Claudie Lubell née Marchaut, of Saint Denis, France. Harold attended Bard College in NY on a cello scholarship and Harvard University where he got his Ph.D. in Economics.  In France, he met his wife Claudie Marchaut and stepdaughter Babeth while working on the United States Marshall Plan after the war.

Harold worked as an economist for various governmental and non-governmental agencies including the Rand Corporation, Ford Foundation, U.S. Federal Reserve, U.S. Agency for International Development, and the International Labor Office. He took his family on his various assignments to Vietnam (where son Martin was born in 1963), Turkey (where daughter Diane was born in 1967), as well as India, Egypt, Senegal, Switzerland, France, and the U.S. His greatest joy in life, however, was playing the cello in various chamber orchestras and quartets.

After having lived the last 25 years in Paris, France, he moved to Wooster, Ohio to be close to his two grandsons, Julien and Xavier Lubell. He is survived by stepdaughter Babeth Angot, daughter Diane Lubell, son Martin Lubell, daughter-in-law Beth Muellner, grandsons Julien and Xavier Lubell, sister-in-law Thelma Lubell, and nephews Mark and David Lubell.

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Carl John Hemmer, Jr.

New Carl John Hemmer, Jr., 88, whose career included serving as a member of the Society of Jesus for 15 years and as a Jesuit priest for six years, a widely-respected international family planning expert for 30 years, a City of
Fairfax Councilman for three terms, and as an officiant of marriage for almost 50 years, died May 24, 2020 at the Ashby Ponds retirement community in Ashburn, Virginia. The cause of death was Alzheimer’s disease.

He is survived by Patricia Hemmer, his beloved wife of 51 years, their two children Christopher and Laura, six grandchildren, his sister Claire (Hemmer) O’Reilly, and sixteen nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sisters M. Virginia “Ginnie” (Hemmer) White and Beatrice (Hemmer) Crescenzi.

Carl was born March 7, 1932 in Syracuse, New York to Carl and Beatrice Hemmer, the youngest of four children. He graduated from St. John the Evangelist High School and attended Le Moyne College and St. Louis University, where he received a BA, PhL and an MA. He later received a Licentiate degree in Sacred Theology at Woodstock College.

He joined the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) in 1952. In the late fifties, he taught Economics at Fordham University and Boston College. He was ordained a Jesuit priest in 1962. His assignments included parish work in Mexico City; Salamanca, Spain; New Jersey; and Long Island, NY.

Carl believed that celibacy for priests should be an option and petitioned the Vatican — without success — for that permission. He left the Jesuits in 1967 and married Patricia Harris on June 15, 1968 at Columbia University, where he was studying for a doctorate in Economics.  He was a founding member of the National Association for Pastoral Renewal, a group of former priests who worked towards making celibacy optional in the Roman Catholic priesthood. With his wife, he coordinated the 1994 Corps of Reserve Priests United for Service (or CORPUS) Annual Convention, held in Northern Virginia. He also authored a chapter in “Why Priests Leave, The Intimate Stories of Twelve Who Did.”  (His chapter was called “A Priest Who Didn’t Leave”.) He also wrote a number of articles for CORPUS Reports, a monthly newsletter.

Carl served as the Chief of Policy Division and Branch Chief for Family Services Planning within the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in the Office of Population Policy from 1968 until his retirement in 1998. By an unusual coincidence, the USAID job had him — a retired Jesuit priest — procuring condoms for family planning programs around the world. He also served as a United States delegate to the 1975 International Year of the Women Conference in Mexico City, one of only a handful of men to be selected. He received USAID’s Outstanding Career Achievement Award upon his retirement.

In 1969, Carl was licensed to perform marriages and officiated at almost 250 weddings for couples who wanted a personalized non-denominational civil ceremony. As he once said, “by making myself available for people, I can continue to do service.”

From 1978-1984, Carl served three elected terms as a City of Fairfax, VA Councilman. Among his accomplishments were his efforts to commence the CUE bus system which went from George Mason University throughout the City of Fairfax to the Vienna Metro.

He will be remembered for his intelligence, sense of humor, quick wit, and loving devotion to his many relatives. Upon his death, his body was donated to the Georgetown University School of Medicine’s Anatomical Donor Program following his wishes to be of service, even in death, to help train medical students.

Carl John Hemmer, Jr. — a life well-lived.

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David Gregory Mathiasen

New David G. Mathiasen, 84, died from heart ailments on June 13th  at his home in Washington, D.C. He graduated from Oberlin College and then received a Master of Public Affairs from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton. An economist, he worked for the federal government for 34 years.

He began his career at the Bureau of the Budget in the Kennedy administration and then worked for the US Agency for International Development in Turkey, India and Pakistan. He was especially proud of his work on the Green Revolution in South Asia. When he returned to the United States in 1972, he went back to the Budget Bureau, which had become the Office of Management and Budget. He was for many years head of OMB’s Fiscal Analysis Branch, and then was Deputy Director of the Office of Budget Review. He was very proud of the teams that he nurtured as a manager.

In 1998, he took leave from OMB to be executive director of the bipartisan National Economic Commission, which Congress established in an effort to get the federal budget deficit under control, a job he particularly enjoyed but which was scuttled by George H.W. Bush’s “no new taxes” pledge. He ended his federal government career as special assistant to the director of the General Accounting Office and then spent two years in Paris at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. After returning to D.C., he taught graduate courses at American University and the University of Maryland; during his OMB years he periodically taught at the at the Yale School of Management.

He was married to Carolyn Swisher for 60 years. In addition to their Kalorama apartment, they owned a house in Castine, Maine, where they spent about half the year. In addition to his wife, he is survived by daughters Karen and Jocelyn Mathiasen, daughter-in law Kathryn O’Brien and son-in-law Curt Dawson and four grandchildren. David was a committed, life-long Democrat and a enjoyed a close cadre of friends who loved nothing more than a night of political discourse and a gourmet dinner. He was a strong civil rights advocate, hosting Martin Luther King Jr. at Oberlin College and joining the March on Washington in 1963. He was a voracious reader and talented, albeit untidy chef. Having spent several of his pre-college years abroad in Switzerland and London, David was a great travel enthusiast and took enormous pleasure showing his children and grandchildren places that he loved, introducing them to Paris, London, Greece, Tuscany and the Swiss alps. His own travels later in life took him to Antarctica, Australia, Madagascar and Fiji. He was generous, had a warm sense of humor and told terrible puns, a legacy his daughters are unlikely to carry forward.

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Mary Ann Lundy

On Wednesday, January 8, 2020, at Goodwin House Baileys Crossroads, Falls Church, VA. She was born July 11, 1938 in Atlanta, GA, to the late Charles E. Bell, Jr., and Mary Gholston Bell. She grew up mostly in Athens, GA, and moved to the Washington area in 1955 when her father joined the Department of Agriculture. She graduated with honors from American University in 1959 and was hired by the Central Intelligence Agency.

On April 30, 1960, she married Walter A. Lundy, a Foreign Service Officer, whom she accompanied on overseas assignments to Ceylon (now Sri Lanka), South Vietnam, India, Iran and South Korea. Previously she lived in Alexandria but had been a resident of Arlington since 1975. In Seoul, Korea, she taught English as a second language. After returning to the Washington area, she continued teaching English and later worked in the admissions office of Marymount University and as an analyst for the U.S. Agency for International Development.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by her three children (Lois Lundy Leinkram of Falls Church, VA; Charles A. Lundy of Arlington, VA; Susan Lundy Kampschror of Falls Church, VA) and eight grandchildren.

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Bastiaan Schouten

On Friday, January 24, 2020, Bastiaan “Bas” Schouten, loving husband of Priscilla Del Bosque Schouten and father of Hendrik and Andrew, passed away at his home in Los Banos, California, at the age of 77.

Bastiaan was born on October 22, 1942 in Delft, The Netherlands to Hendrik and Maria (Visser) Schouten. Along with his parents and siblings, he emigrated to the United States in 1950, where the family settled in Portland, Oregon. He became a naturalized US citizen at the age of 18. Bastiaan often remarked that his first year as an immigrant child was the most difficult year in his life. For this reason, he held a special place in his heart for the children of immigrants, along with their families who work so hard and sacrifice so much to provide their children with greater opportunity and success in their new homeland.  Bastiaan graduated from Benson Polytechnic High School in 1961. He earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in economics from Lewis & Clark College in 1965 and UC Santa Barbara in 1967, respectively. He also obtained the equivalent of a Master’s degree in strategic resource management from the National Defense University in 1989.

On March 20, 1967, he married the love of his life, Priscilla, with whom he built a life of service and adventure for almost 53 years.  Heeding President John F. Kennedy’s call, Bastiaan and Priscilla both joined the Peace Corps in 1967 and served in Honduras. Bastiaan subsequently served with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). Over the course of his 31-year career as a U.S. diplomat, he was stationed in Honduras, Bolivia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Jordan, and Washington, D.C., where he headed the Office for Development Planning in the Latin America and Caribbean Bureau. After retiring as a Senior U.S. Foreign Service Officer, Bastiaan worked as a contractor on USAID-financed economic development programs in Egypt, Israel (West Bank/Gaza), Cyprus, The Philippines, and, in 2004, Iraq.

During his career, Bastiaan earned a reputation as an innovative strategist and brilliant economist dedicated to helping developing nations achieve economic success. Among other achievements, Bastiaan was the intellectual architect behind Costa Rica’s transformation into a model of export-led growth and an eco-tourism destination, significantly decreasing extreme poverty in that country. Years later, Bastiaan remarked: “The near elimination of absolute poverty in Costa Rica was not a stated objective of the USAID program in the early 1980’s; it was the consequence of the stated objective of a sustained, high level of economic growth. It is the fulfillment of a development professional’s dream, and I am proud to have participated with Costa Ricans in its achievement.”

Bastiaan and Priscilla (a Senior USAID Foreign Service Officer herself) spent most of their careers working and living overseas, while raising their two sons, Hendrik and Andrew. In 2000, they chose to make their home in Oro Loma, California, a small, agricultural community in that state’s San Joaquin Valley, where Priscilla was raised as a child. For many years afterwards, the inseparable couple and their good friend, Eugene Vierra of Los Banos, organized and facilitated the “Great Decisions” discussion group and program at the Los Banos campus of Merced Community College, as a forum to discuss and learn about important issues in foreign affairs. They also advocated on educational issues impacting Latino children in the Oro Loma community.

Bastiaan is survived by his loving wife Priscilla, their sons Hendrik (married to Meghan Elizabeth Harlan) and Andrew (married to Megan Myra Moore), their four grandchildren – Nicole, Payton, Erik, and Christian, and Bastiaan’s four siblings: Marianne Van Huizen of Molalla, Oregon; Dirkje Coutant of Santa Cruz, California; and Hendrik Schouten and Sarah Grewe, both of Portland, Oregon.

Bastiaan passionately believed that education was the key to a better future for people and for nations. To honor his belief and his immigrant experience, the family requests that in lieu of flowers; please make donations to the Bastiaan Schouten Memorial Fund administered by the Central Valley Community Foundation, at www.centralvalleycf.org/donate. Donations will help San Joaquin Valley immigrants, children of immigrants, and/or children of farm workers achieve their post-secondary educational goals, when donating, please include “Bastiaan Schouten Memorial Fund” in the memo.*

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Chloris E. Simpson


Chloris E. Simpson, age 100 (10 days shy of 101), a retired Foreign Service Secretary of Alexandria, VA died February 6, 2020, in Cherrydale Health and Rehab Center.  She was born in Worcester, MA, daughter of the late Waldo W. and Ellen M. Simpson and sister of predeceased siblings Lola Connaughton and Jessie Larter.  She was a Navy veteran of WWII, serving at the Bureau of Ships, Washington DC, and at the Navy Yard in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, from 1943 – 1946.   Her government employment included assignments in Tokyo, Japan and Naha, Okinawa, with the Department of the Army; in Morocco, Spain and at the Pentagon with the Department of the Air Force, and in Vietnam and Egypt with the Department of State (US Agency for International Development).  She retired from the Foreign Service in June 1979 after 32 years service.  Upon moving to VA, she was briefly employed by AT&T.

Ms. Simpson is a life-long member of the North Grafton United Methodist Church, in North Grafton, MA.  Since moving to Virginia, her church affiliation was with the Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist Church in Washington, DC.

Ms. Simpson is survived by one sister, Mrs. Jane Rathburn, of Hopkinton, MA and two brothers, Waldo W. Simpson of Grafton, MA, and John Simpson of North Grafton, MA.

Ms.Simpson maintained her 14th story apartment at Southern Towers in Alexandria, VA for 37 years. She was known for her cuisine, dinner parties, luxurious taste and always being “The Lady” — she even dressed up to pick up her mail!  She had her hair coiffured every week and loved shopping at Trader Joes and Giant where she was well respected.   She was a self-made woman, fiercely independent, didn’t believe in medications and paid for most everything by check.  She loved dining out, being with friends, maintaining close family ties and treating herself to a Bombay Sapphire martini with olive every night.

She will be buried at Arlington Cemetery in accordance with her wishes.

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Jane Ruth Mishelloff

In Arlington, Virginia on January 21, 2020, holding hands with her beloved daughter Adrienne Lea Misheloff Czechowski and loving husband, Steven M. Klonsky, Jane Ruth Misheloff passed away.

Jane was born on July 22, 1944 in Malden, Massachusetts. After graduating from Fisher Junior College in Boston, she joined the US Agency for International Development and performed tours of duty in the Sudan, Uganda and Nigeria from 1966 through 1970.

She moved to Washington, DC in 1970 and graduated from School of Languages and Linguistics at Georgetown University in 1973. In 1975, she became a lifelong resident of Arlington, Virginia. From 1981-1987 she was a Project Assistant at the Westinghouse Electric Corporation, Government Affairs Office.

Jane earned an MBA from Marymount University in 1988 and in 1999 a Ph.D. in Public Administration/Public Affairs from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. From 1995 through 1997, Jane was an instructor at the Washington Semester Program at Virginia Tech and also at Northern Virginia Community College. During this period, Jane worked to secure numerous student internships from federal, state, local and non-profit organizations. Dr. Misheloff returned to government service for several years at the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) as an International Program Specialist from 2000 through 2006.

First and foremost, Jane was a wonderful and dedicated mother to Adrienne and grandmother (Nana) to Ezra and Sophia. Jane had boundless love for her niece, Taylor, and nephews, Dana and Jason.

Jane cultivated many close friendships. She had a clever sense of humor that would catch you off guard but endear her to you. She possessed a beautiful gift to relate to young people and had a positive and powerful influence on many lives.  Jane was a renaissance woman possessing an engaging array of knowledge, skills and passions with a relentless drive to add to her repertoire. Paramount in her later years were advanced language study, genealogy, gardening, writing and illustrating (publishing several books), decoy collecting, equine hospital volunteer work, horseback riding and supporting canine rescue efforts.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a date to be announced. Please direct contributions in Jane’s name to Mutt Love Rescue, PO Box 1005, Fairfax, VA 22038 or via PayPal to Adopt@MuttLoveRescue.org.

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Gary Dale Adams 

Gary Dale Adams of Annandale, Virginia, passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 12, 2020, after bravely facing carcinoid syndrome, a rare cancer, for more than 30 years. Gary was born in Washington, DC on July 23, 1940, to the late Joseph Adams and Edna Larsen, the eldest of four children. Gary is beloved and survived by his wife Choi Mei, daughters Madeline and Pauline, brothers Donald and Bill, son-in-law Patrick Dillon, and grandchildren Sean, Nina and Noelle.

Gary graduated from the University of Maryland earning a degree in economics and worked for the US Agency for International Development (USAID) as a Foreign Service Officer. His first overseas assignment was to Saigon, Vietnam from 1968-1973, where he connected with Choi Mei Chan, a PanAm Airlines travel agent, who would later become his wife of over 45 years. Gary also worked in Bangladesh and Pakistan before being diagnosed with cancer at the age of 49.

Gary had a strong will to live for his family and friends, and endured multiple treatments and surgeries, all with an optimistic and grateful faith in the Lord. Gary poured his time into volunteering for Faith in the Family, participating in his daughters’ activities, as well as supporting the needs of friends and family members. Through his technical writing skills and constant encouragement, Gary was able to support Choi Mei to achieve her lifelong dream of earning a Medical Doctor degree in 2013. Perhaps his greatest gift of love was full-time daycare to his three grandkids. Gary will be deeply missed and was honored at a graveside service on February 15, 2020 at Fairfax Memorial Park.

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Kenneth Wayne Beasley

Kenneth Wayne Beasley, 78, passed away on December 31, 2019 from renal disease at his home in Herndon, Virginia, surrounded by family. He was born in Mitchell, Indiana and attended Purdue University from 1959 to 1963 on a full scholarship. He majored in Industrial Management. In 1963, he entered the Peace Corps as the first volunteer from Lawrence County (Indiana) and was sent to Ecuador where he organized credit coops backstopped by the Credit Union National Association (CUNA). He returned to the U.S. in 1965 and entered the Economics Graduate Program at Indiana University, obtaining a Masters in 1967 and passing PhD Field Exams in 1969. While there, he married his wife, Anne, whom he met in a Spanish class.

Prior to joining USAID, Ken worked in Venezuela and Jamaica. In 1969, he went to Venezuela with a grant from the Midwestern Universities Consortium for International Activities and a Latin American Teaching Fellowship. He and Anne drove to Panama following the Pan American Highway and had many adventures. During 10 years in Venezuela, he worked first at the Venezuelan Tourism Corporation and later as a private consultant. In 1982, he accepted a position at the Jamaica Export Credit Insurance Corporation in the Bank of Jamaica as part of a team for the Rehabilitation Fund financed by the Inter-American Development Bank. The purpose of the fund was to encourage lending to companies that had export potential based on price competitiveness.

Ken joined USAID as a Program Economist and served first in LAC/DP, backstopping Caribbean countries and subsequently in the Dominican Republic, Bolivia, Hungary and Serbia. In the DR, he worked with the government to develop and implement a comprehensive program of fundamental policy reform supported by Economic Support Funds. Within the Mission, he wrote a series of “school briefs” explaining in layman’s terms the underlying economic rationale for reforms. While Ken worked on macro policy, Anne worked on microfinance, assisting NGOs with lending programs. In Bolivia, a principal accomplishment was designing a project with the Catholic University to set up a Master’s Program in public administration, accounting and auditing. In Hungary, as Program Officer, he worked to streamline the mission’s program and support critical objectives that led to a successful close-out. The focus in Serbia from 1998-2000 was supporting democracy, especially after the Kosovo intervention. In 2004, Ken rejoined USAID as a civil service employee in PPC/CDIE where he wrote “Job Creation in Post-Conflict Societies” that was widely read. Later, he joined EGAT/EG/TIF as Senior Trade Advisor. He retired definitively in 2015.

In retirement, he was dedicated to his garden, traveling and being with his family. He is survived by his wife Anne, daughters Nicole Beasley-Becker (Kirk), Michelle Beasley, and sons Kenneth Beasley (Xiomy) and Andrew Beasley, as well as his beloved grandchildren Anthony, Alexandra and Josh.*

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