Latest News from UAA

  • NEW!  On Monday, October 2, from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM EST, the Development Issues Committee is pleased to sponsor a virtual discussion with Dean Karlan, USAID’s Chief Economist.  He will discuss his role within the Agency and the economic outlook for lower- and middle-income countries.  The discussion will be open to all UAA members who have made a 2023 contribution. Please register for this timely discussion by COB Thursday, September 28.  Click here to register.   
    All those who register will be sent an Email with information on how to join the Zoom meeting on or about Saturday, September 29.

  • NEW!   The Social Events Committee is also planning two events to bookend the AGM and provide members to spend some additional social time together. On Thursday, October 26, we’ll take in the Rubel Museum on the wharf and follow with lunch. On Saturday, October 28 we’ll head for nearby wine country. We’re still checking out the vineyards and are working on making transportation available.  It’ll be a beautiful autumn trip! Plan to come for the AGM and spend some time with friends at these events.  See RSVP links below. 
  • NEW! Friday, October 27, 2023, is the date for the UAA’s Annual General Meeting (AGM). The Meeting will be held in-person at the Center for Global Development. Members who prefer to attend virtually, and those who live outside the Washington, DC area, will be able to join via Zoom. See further information in the AGM article below.

Note from the UAA Board

The summer was busy as you can see from the reports, below, of numerous conversations, a museum visit, and get-togethers. The season wraps-up with two picnics: our Vermont colleagues’ well-attended ‘development wallahs’ picnic held in August and UAA’s Annual Summer Picnic just held on September 9 at Fort Hunt Park in Alexandria, Virginia. We hope you enjoyed many of these events and more and that you’re rested and ready for a busy autumn!

September is a busy month as we prepare for one of our biggest events of the year: the Annual General Meeting (AGM) scheduled for October 27th at the Center for Global Development. Below you’ll see information about the AGM, including topics and speakers and the elections — candidates, voting instructions, and membership deadlines for voter eligibility. As a special treat this year, the Social Committee is ‘bookending’ the AGM with two separate events: to a museum and a winery visit! Check out the details below and sign-up early! Our most active program, the Mentoring Program, concludes its current cohort this month and will soon be seeking new volunteers for this important and rewarding activity. If you’re interested in exploring the Program, talk to colleagues at the Picnic and AGM – USAID’s recent hiring successes make the Mentoring Program especially important now! Finally, in late September, we’ll have our quarterly meeting with USAID’s senior leadership.

We hope you enjoyed your summer and look forward to seeing you at one, or more, of our many autumn events!

We are a small volunteer organization with much going on – please contact members of the Board if you’d like to get involved in planning UAA activities and events.  

One final note: Consider joining and playing a role on one of UAA’s Committees. While members work hard, they also have fun and help alumni stay connected to others with similar interests and the larger USAID alumni community.  You can stay updated on the latest regarding Committees and Co-Chairs by checking the UAA website here. 

We also have a constant need for mentors for the Mentoring Program. We are a volunteer organization and appreciate any way you can help. 


Friday, October 27, 2023, is the date for the UAA’s Annual General Meeting (AGM). The Meeting will be held in-person at the Center for Global Development in downtown DC. Members who prefer to attend virtually, and those who live outside the Washington, DC area, will be able to join via Zoom. The schedule has been adjusted this year with Registration beginning at 8:30 am and the day ending with lunch at 1:15 pm to allow for extended socializing.

Note that only 2023 UAA members may attend the AGM. If you have not yet made your 2023 contribution, please do so now by clicking here

In brief, the agenda includes:

  • Deputy Administrator Isobel Coleman will represent the Agency as the keynote speaker. 
  • USAID’s new Policy Framework focus on “progress beyond programs” will be discussed in two panels:
    • 1) How the new initiative’s objectives and rational differ from current and past practice; and
    • 2) Workforce and budget implementation challenges.
  • Alumni of the Year Awards will be presented.
  • Highlights of the UAA Annual Report will be provided by the Board Co-Chairs.
  • Newly elected and re-elected UAA Board Members will be announced.

In association with the AGM, this year our new Social Events Committee has planned two group social events for the day before and day after the AGM.  Both are events in the planning stage with details to come later.

  • On Thursday, October 26, we will take in the Rubell Museum and follow with a no host lunch in a restaurant in the area. The Museum has recently opened an exhibition of the Rubell Family’s extensive contemporary art collection. The Museum is located near the Wharf in Southwest Washington, DC. The collection is distinguished by its unprecedented range and depth, enabling the Museum to organize over 50 exhibitions during the last three decades drawn entirely from its holdings in painting, sculpture, photography, video, and installation.  Please RSVP HERE by Sept. 15th. 
  • On Saturday, October 28 we’ll head for nearby wine country in Delaplane, VA, for a “Wine and Wagyu” day outing. We will depart from Tysons Corner Mall in group transport at 9:30am to visit Blue Valley Vineyard and Winery and Three Fox Vineyards, both with award winning varieties and idyllic landscapes. We’ll stop in at Ovoka Farm, a female-owned Wagyu beef farm where you can purchase prime cuts of beef.   Please RSVP HERE by Sept. 15th.

Plan to come for the AGM and spend some time with friends at these events.

2023 UAA Awards Program

In 2023, the UAA will continue to recognize significant contributions by UAA members through its signature Alumni of the Year Awards. Since the inception of the Awards Program in 2014, the UAA has recognized and celebrated new paths taken by USAID alumni to provide service to their communities and to make lasting contributions to others at home and abroad.  To see the 2023 UAA Awards Program guidance please click here.

For the Alumni of the Year awards, your help is requested in identifying individuals whose post-USAID activities are truly exemplary and highlight the quality of our alumni community. We ask each of you to consider nominating (or self-nominating) someone you know who is deserving of this recognition.

The Awards Committee will accept nominations for Alumni of the Year, beginning now until July 31, 2023. Send nominations electronically to: The award winners will be announced at the Annual General Meeting in October.  

UAA Mentoring Program

The UAA congratulates the Mentoring Committee and thanks the Cohort 12 mentors for their participation and completion of the 2022-2023 UAA Mentoring Program, that supports career and professional development of foreign service officers at all levels. The end-of-program evaluation, which will help inform the continued success of this valued program, is currently underway. The survey has been sent to all participating mentors for their needed input.

We are also launching Cohort 13 during September. We urge more UAA members to join this exciting opportunity to help address USAID’s priorities for strengthening foreign service leaders. If you have mentored with UAA previously, you only need to send us a confirmation email that you want to participate again. If you have not been a mentor in the program before, please complete the Google Mentor Profile form by clicking here. We have attached the FAQ Mentoring Program sheet here, and the Mentoring Program Flyer here.  

Expressions of interest are due to the UAA Mentoring Committee by Friday, September 15th. Please send an email to the committee co-chairs, Denise Rollins ( and Sharon Pauling ( to let them know that you are on the Cohort 13 team.

Doused But Undaunted!
The UAA eleventh annual summer picnic

The UAA eleventh annual summer picnic went off as planned on Saturday, September 9, 2022, from 2 o’clock until 5:00 p.m. at Fort Hunt Park, despite the rain and wind (which, to be honest, our region really needed!). 

Joy Riggs Perla, UAA co-chair welcomed all and roundly thanked the Social Committee organizers — Karen Freeman, Margot Ellis, Denise Rollins, Sharon Pauling and Melissa Williams. Everyone, over 80 at best count, joined in good humor and grand camaraderie. Tables hummed with laughter and stories and iPhones were out with the latest pics of the kids and grands, weddings and trips. Some of the kids played a bit of soccer. The food tables were full with a wonderful mix of new and old favorites. 

We were very honored to have former Administrator, Brian Atwood and his wife Susan there with us as well as several former FSNs, now new UAA members. It rained and the wind blew but folks just hunkered down, laughed and caught up with each other’s lives. Many thanks to everyone for being such incredibly good sports!!! Please click here to view more picnic photos.

14th Annual Vermont Development Wallah (USAID/UAA) picnic

The 14th annual picnic was held on August 2, 2023 – a picture-perfect day —co-hosted by Anne Aarnes, David Sprague, Ann Van Dusen and Mike Van Dusen. Alums came from as far away as Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Washington DC and New York. There were a number of absences, unfortunately, among the original cohort of picnickers; but our numbers were augmented by a number of first-time participants.

Seated (left to right): Ingrid Neuse, Margaret Healey, Margaret Neuse, Jeff Sharat, Sharon Epstein, Barbara Crane.  Standing (left to right):  Tom Johnson, Jim Bonner, Linda Bonner, Larry Dolan, Jason Weisfeld, Mike Van Dusen, Tim Harris, Anne Aarnes, David Sprague, Connie Carrino, Lloyd Feinberg.  Not pictured:  Ellen Frost, Bill Pedersen, Ann Van Dusen (photographer)

First UAA Social Committee Casual Event

On July 11 the UAA Social Committee organized a summer group trip to the National Portrait Gallery. Seven UAA members participated in this inaugural event. The group in the photo was joined by Alfreda Brewer. The Gallery’s Director of Docents and Interns arranged for a knowledgeable docent to guide us through the Gallery, providing a comprehensive overview of the exhibitions. We were particularly interested in the exhibits “One Life: Frederick Douglas” and “I Dream a World: Selections from Brian Lanker’s Portraits of Remarkable Black Women (Part II).” After the museum tour, we gathered at Jaléo in Chinatown, where we enjoyed a fabulous tapas lunch and engaging conversations and where we were joined by UAA member Joan Johnson.   

“I Dream a World” is a captivating exhibition showcasing photographs of African American women who have made significant contributions as writers, entertainers, athletes, activists, and politicians. For additional commentary on the exhibit with photos click HERE.   

UAA Representatives Meet with New Class of C3s

USAID’s 36th class of the Career Candidate Corps (C3), with 21 dynamic new recruits, began its orientation on June 20, 2023.  On July 6, UAA members Terry Myers, Stu Callison, Gail Spence and Steve Haykin along with Lynn Vega, who is still an active USAID FSO, met with this group at the DACOR-Bacon House.

The C3s were seated at four tables and the UAA members rotated among tables to field questions on the role of diplomacy in development and careers representing the US government overseas, and realities that USAID FS officers must face as diplomats, not just development experts, in the field. Among the questions posed by the C3s: What will my first Mission Director want to learn about me in our first meeting? Does one ever get used to long-distance flights?  Their relationships and work with permanent FSN staff members within USAID Mission, how to rely on their knowledge of local conditions, country needs, professional counterpart contacts and expertise.  Some of them were concerned about who would get credit for jobs well done when working together.  The point made was that every country was different, and the residual knowledge of the FSNs is a vital resource for a newly assigned FSO to get up and running and become successful in a new country situation.  There were also interesting questions about flexibility within the bureaucracy, how constrained they might be, whether and how to change backstops and assignments, and even what is lifelike after a career in USAID.  

Near the end of the meeting, participants were given an overview of DACOR and continued discussions during a happy hour.

Class 36 includes 8 backstops: BS 02 Program Officers (4); BS 10 Agriculture Officers (2); BS 40 Environment Officers (2); BS 50 Population/Health/Nutrition Officer (1); BS 60 Education Officers (2); BS 85 Legal Officer (1); BS 70 Humanitarian Assistance Officers (3); and BS 76 Crisis, Stabilization, and Governance Officers (5).The C3s speak 21 languages, have worked or studied in 57 countries and have diverse work experience.  It is a remarkable group with a wide diversity of experience.  We had a number of first-generation Americans (maybe five or six, at least two who had been in the US for just over a decade), lots of Payne fellows, many with internship experience in Missions as part of the program).  Given the time they have already spent with USAID, it was striking to see how many questions they still had and how eager they were to ask questions of a retiree.

A Unique Event:  Picnic for Former USAID FSNS

On Sunday, June 25th, a memorable event took place at Fort Hunt Park in Virginia. Under the leadership of Counselor Clinton White, a group of USAID headquarter staff organized the inaugural Foreign Service Nationals Family Unity Picnic. It was an impressive turnout of nearly 500 former FSNs and family members, representing Cambodia, Nepal, Bangladesh, Nigeria, Ghana, Ethiopia, Haiti, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Guinea, South Africa, Honduras, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Jordan and more. 


Counselor White invited representatives of the UAA to attend. The UAA members enjoyed catching up and re-establishing connections with former FSNs. It was a joyous and nostalgic gathering, filled with laughter, stories, and the shared bond of their past experiences in international development. 

The picnic was a delightful culinary experience, with attendees bringing and sharing many delectable dishes from around the world. Privately funded by USAID staff, this event will hopefully become an annual tradition. It provided an opportunity for many colleagues who hadn’t seen each other in 20-30 years to reconnect. It was especially heartwarming to witness former FSNs who had settled in the DC, Maryland, and Virginia area, raising families, sending their children to prestigious universities, purchasing homes, and relishing the benefits of living in the US.

Spring Reception

On June 1, the USAID Alumni Association (UAA) Spring Reception had a record turnout.  Sixty-four plus attended in person and ten more were on-line!  Many former USAID employees came to celebrate each other and the Agency to which we dedicated our careers.  Chris Milligan was an excellent MC and Michele Sumilas, Assistant Administrator for Policy, Planning and Learning (PPL), updated us on the Agency’s policy framework and development priorities.  Laura Jagla, Communications Director in the Office of the Chief Diversity Officer, shared the avenues the Agency is taking to embed DEIA principles throughout the Agency.  Christophe Tocco, Deputy Assistant Administrator for PPL, rounded out the discussion highlighting development challenges in various parts of the world.  Aaron Williams introduced our special guest for the day, Henrietta Holsman Fore, former USAID Administrator and CEO of UNICEF, who was the original impetus for the establishment of UAA.  She expressed her continued commitment to development and her appreciation of the work of USAID foreign service officers.  The rest of the time we socialized and enjoyed catching up with long lost colleagues.  The weather cooperated and turned in a beautiful day for our reception held in DACOR Bacon House’s lovely garden.



Emergency Relief Funds for Ukraine:  for FSNs and for Ukrainian Citizens

For information about contributing to relief of the Ukraine emergency, including the FSN Emergency Relief Fund and ways to support the people of Ukraine compiled by DACOR Bacon House Foundation’s Development Office, click here.

UAA Partnership with American University Library Archives

Since 2019 the American University Library Archives have welcomed donations of AID alumni personal memorabilia of their USAID service. The UAA has now established a partnership with the Archives to support the preparation, processing, and making available to researchers of these papers, including those donated by the UAA and by individual alumni and others.  We envision the program will continue for five or more years; after two years the Archivist and UAA will assess the program’s effectiveness before committing for the additional years.  The UAA has pledged an initial sum of $10,000 over two years ($5,000 each year) to finance student interns to help prepare and organize these papers and make them more easily available. The funding for this program is drawn entirely from contributions made to the AID history project, which included the clear hope that the book would stimulate further study and understanding of AID’s more than 60 years of development history. AID alumni are strongly urged to consider donating their memorabilia to this collection. (See

Development Dialogues

The UAA/DACOR Development Dialogues and the UAA Development Issues Committee Dialogues provide interactive conversations on a broad range of topics relevant to the interests of international development professionals.

Below are summaries of the most recent events. Each includes a link either to an audio or video of the event. Being able to listen or watch an event should be of particular interest to Association members who live outside the DC area.

For a full archive of all events that have audio or video availability, please click here.  

DACOR has decided that virtual attendance at its programs – including the UAA/DACOR Development Dialogues – will now cost $10 per program, plus a 3% charge for credit card payments. This fee had been voluntary, and many had paid the fee, but in view of the base cost to host virtual or hybrid events, the DACOR Board concluded that all participants should share the expense. The cost of DACOR lunches will remain at $35.

UAA/DACOR Development Dialogue: 

Lawrence MacDonald, Am I Too Old to Save the Planet? A Boomer’s Guide to Climate Action

Alex Shakow introducing Lawrence MacDonald at DACOR

On Wednesday, September 13, a UAA/DACOR Development Dialogue lunch at DACOR featured Lawrence MacDonald, author of the forthcoming book Am I Too Old to Save the Planet? A Boomer’s Guide to Climate Action.  MacDonald, a writer, policy communications expert, and Boomer climate activist, gave a spirited presentation to a supportive audience, in person and on-line, as to how Boomers – and others – can make a real difference in combatting climate change. To see a video of the full event, including the Q&A session, click here.

UAA/DACOR Development Dialogue: 

Fireside Chat with USAID Mission Directors: Oral Histories of U.S. Diplomacy in Afghanistan, 2001–2021

While Afghanistan turned out to be America’s longest-running war, the demands on USAID in Afghanistan since early 2002 pushed it well outside its traditional boundaries. Expectations were high that USAID would provide development to match the major U.S. diplomatic and military effort: delivering enduring development results in a war zone and with billions of dollars of assistance in the face of ever-changing priorities and urgency in a country torn apart by decades of civil war.

On August 16th, the USAID Alumni Association co-sponsored with the Association for Diplomatic Studies and Training (ADST) a “fireside chat” at DACOR’s historic Bacon House headquarters in Washington, DC for former USAID Senior Foreign Service Officers who served as Mission Directors and/or as State Department Economic Assistance Coordinators in Kabul to share reflections on their service in Afghanistan. Key questions for the speakers included their lessons learned, what elements USAID should be sure to do–and to avoid–next time, how to better balance State/DOD short-term immediate objectives vis a vis USAID longer-term institutional development objectives, impacts they were most proud of, their most difficult challenges, and was it worth it?

The Fireside Chat speakers included Moderator Bill Hammink, Bambi Arellano, Jim Bever, Craig Buck, Tina Dooley-Jones, Earl Gast, Herbie Smith, and Ken Yamashita.

They shared their insights, covering twenty years and four US presidential administrations, for how the Agency can improve its effectiveness in future complex national foreign policy crises of similar magnitude in which USAID is asked to help achieve US foreign policy objectives. Questions afterwards came from among the fifty in-person attendees and the over 100 virtual attendees on-line, including active-duty senior HQ officers of USAID, former USAID Deputy Administrator, former Assistant Administrators, Counselors to the Administrator, retired U.S. Ambassadors, and senior US Department of Defense officials.

Deep appreciation goes to ADST President Susan Johnson and ADST Board Chair Ambassador Anne Patterson for ADST’s leadership for the overall project “Oral Histories of U.S. Diplomacy in Afghanistan, 2001-2021” and for attracting generous grant support from the Carnegie Corporation of New York and the Rockefeller Foundation. Special recognition goes to ADST’s Afghanistan Project Manager Dr. Eva Meharry, PhD Anthropology and retired UAA Alumnus Bill Hammink, who together spear-headed the oral history recordings and transcripts of our former USAID leaders at Post as part of the project. The project has now captured valuable firsthand accounts about the U.S. intervention in and withdrawal from Afghanistan from more than 30 key leaders, including former US Ambassadors, and senior State Department officials, and USAID senior officers.

The interview transcripts collection of USAID officials has now gone live on ADST’s website, which can be viewed via the following link here.  The recording of the August 16th event at DACOR can also be reached via the following link here. 

UAA/DACOR Development Dialogue: 

Dr. Liesbet Steer, “The Vision of Universal Education: What Went Wrong and How to Fix It?”

On Friday, July 21, 2023, a small but highly appreciative audience at a hybrid lunch program at DACOR was treated to a marvelous presentation on “The Vision of Universal Education: What Went Wrong and How to Fix It?” featuring Dr. Liesbet Steer. For the past seven years she was the Executive Director of the Education Commission, an international initiative driving progress on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal #4 for inclusive and equitable quality education, and she is the newly appointed President & CEO of the Education Development Center.  Her Power-point presentation offers a very clear and forceful account of the current state of education globally and what must be done to strengthen it and its close ties to other key SDGs.  See Liesbet’s slides and hear her talk by clicking here.


Development Issues Committee

The Development Issues Committee, on June 28, hosted Andrew Herscowitz, Chief Development Officer at the United States Development Finance Corporation. The session was well attended, with insightful opening remarks and rich discussion. Mr. Herscowitz presented a critical, yet optimistic assessment of the USDFC. He noted that the USDFC is making very positive contributions, yet its instruments are not very widely understood, even within the international development community. He discussed the ways in which the USDFC is becoming more deliberate in setting development goals by sector and the need for efforts to be strengthened to support upstream development of potential transactions. Part of the discussion focused on the role of equity investment in the USDFC toolkit, its limits and how its use is constrained by its underlying financing rules. USDFC supports training across international affairs agencies and meeting participants supported the idea of directing training resources to Foreign Service Nationals. The recording of the session can be found here.  

UAA DACOR Development Dialogue: 

Steve Sinding

Steve Sinding, “Whatever Happened to the Population Explosion and Where Are We Today”

On Monday, June 5 a UAA/DACOR Development Dialogue audience at DACOR and online were treated to a brilliant tour d’horizon of the population issue by Steve Sinding. He is very well known in USAID and population communities for his leadership roles, both at USAID and the International Planned Parenthood Federation, as well as in many other important positions over his long career. As was very evident in Steve’s fascinating talk, no one is more qualified than Steve to review the remarkable history of the population issue and its current state.  This was also the first trial run of a Monday morning 10:00 to noon coffee session, which gave Steve a chance to speak at length on “Whatever Happened to the Population Explosion and Where Are We Today”. To see the entire program, click here.


“The Enduring Struggle:  The History of the U.S. Agency for International Development and America’s Uneasy Transformation of the World “

by John Norris

The Enduring Struggle: the history of the US Agency for Intl Devt

John Norris‘ book, The Enduring Struggle – The History of the Agency for International Development and America’s Uneasy Transformation of the World, was published in July 2021. In a short review, Foreign Affairs wrote:  “This comprehensive history of the U.S. Agency for International Development…deserves to be read by all students of U.S. foreign policy.”  A very positive review of The Enduring Struggle by Mary Jane Maxwell has recently been published in the Journal of World History.  (Read it here.)  Copies may be purchased from the publisher at a 30 percent discount by using the form at this link.  Alumni with suggestions for events that will popularize the book or to generate reviews should send their suggestions to Alex Shakow at


Additions to the Bibliography of USAID Authors

Five interesting books have recently been added to the Bibliography.  Former mission director Bill Frej has published two award-winning photography books: Travels Across the Roof of the World: A Himalayan Memoir and Seasons of Ceremonies:  Rites and Rituals in Guatemala and Mexico.  Thomas Johnson has written an intriguing:  Common Place: The Public Library, Civil Society and Early American Values.  Stu Callison has added his 1983 Land-to-the-Tiller in the Mekong Delta:  Economic, Social and Political Effects of Land Reform in Four Villages of South Vietnam, the 7th book on Vietnam in our collection.  Finally, former RIG officer Jose Pena’s memoir is entitled In Pursuit of Improvements:  A Memoir Based on a Forty-Year Foreign Service Officer’s Career with the U.S. Agency for International Development and as an International Financial Consultant.  

A sixth new book has just been added:  Hank Bassford has self-published his 2023 memoir, Ordinary Man, Extraordinary Journey, about his adventures as a Peace Corps volunteer in India followed by a 26-year career as a USAID Foreign Service Officer.  

Finally, Aaron Williams recent book, A Life Unimagined: The Rewards of Mission Driven Service in the Peace Corps and Beyond has also been added to the Bibliography of USAID Authors. Aaron’s excellent memoir includes his 24 years with USAID and his service as Peace Corps Director. Aaron is also a “founding parent” of UAA. Read more HERE. 

Please forward notice of any new books to

In Memoriam

UAA has learned of the recent deaths of the following members of our USAID alumni community:

Nancy McKay, Lewis Tatem, Herman Kleine, Michelle Dominique Laxalt, James M. Kelly, Maryanne Yerkes, James Louis Walker, Douglas Leslie Tinsler, Helen Marie Rupp Eaton, Sally Ursula Robinson Sharp, Robert “Bob” Bruce Meighan, Molly Hageboeck, Michael Farbman, Vivian Holliday Pennington, Kerry J. Byrnes, Eric Robert Loken, Portia Linnea Palmer, Harold P. Kurzman, James J. Tarrant, Irwin A. Levy, John Thomas Rifenbark, Jr., Dana Austin Lund, Ann Richards, Wayne Tate

A full listing of alumni obituaries may be seen in the In Memoriam section.

If you would like to provide a brief obituary or personal tribute for these former colleagues and friends to be posted on this website or if you know of other people who have passed way and have not been noted here, please send the information to: Attn: Memorials.

AFSA death notices for USAID members not in UAA In Memoriam list

Click here to see a list from 25 pages of American Foreign Service Association (AFSA) members specifying USAID as their foreign affairs agency who have died since AFSA started keeping track in the Memorial Tribute section of its website, but who were not listed in the In Memoriam section of the UAA website (as of June 2023).  Most of the entries do not include obituaries.  Those that do have been added to UAA In Memoriam Previous Tributes.  Missing obituaries would be welcome at  Attn:  Memorials.

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