Frank D. Correl died Sunday January 10, 2021, at Suburban Hospital, Bethesda MD.
Frank was born on January 3, 1929, in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. In August 1939, he and his sister left for England on the Kindertransport, where he lived during the War. He arrived in the United States in November 1943 and joined his parents in Highland Park, NJ.
He was awarded a B.A. in Business from Rider College and an M.A. in History from Columbia University. He joined the US Department of Commerce in 1952, and served in the US Army. In 1959, he became a foreign service officer with the US Agency for International Development, serving over 42 years specializing in Asia and Africa, including as Mission Director in Lesotho and Sri Lanka. He was an avid and lifelong philatelist from age six. He loved to travel, and was a veritable encyclopedia of history, visiting or living in some 80 countries, and inspired this same love in those around him.
A longtime resident of Chevy Chase, MD, he served on the Village Council of the Village of Martin’s Additions and was always active in his neighborhood and his community. He is survived by his loving family — his wife of 40 years Hanne Correl of Chevy Chase, MD, and two sons from his first marriage, Theodore Correl of Seattle, WA, and Stephen Correl of Portland, OR, his wife Dr. Gaye Harris, and their sons Hailas and Julius — and by his first spouse Marilyn Mauch, of Portland, OR. A service will be planned at a later time. To Plant Memorial Trees in memory, please visit our Sympathy Store.