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Suzanne "Susie" Brainne Carle, 75, widow of Foreign Service officer Bob Carle, mother of FSO Lisa Carle and mother-in-law of FSO Scott McGehee, died Dec. 27 of a massive internal hemorrhage in Coronado, Calif. A French citizen, she met her husband in Paris and accompanied him on postings to Afghanistan, Iran, Pakistan, Colombia, Bangladesh and Libya. They retired to Coronado in 1979. She volunteered at a vocational training school for young women in Tijuana, Mexico, and was an avid gardener.

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Edward M. Featherstone, 72, a retired FSO, died Jan. 2 in Arlington, Va. He had Alzheimer's disease. He served in the Army before joining the Department in 1961. He spent 21 years in Japan during tours in Tokyo, Okinawa, Kobe-Osaka and Niigata. He also served overseas in Bridgetown. He retired in 1987, but was recalled to serve as the director of the Department's Japanese Language and Area Training Center in Yokohama for several years. He was an avid bicyclist and enjoyed hiking, scuba diving and sailing.

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Glenn W. Ferguson, 78, former U.S. ambassador to Kenya, died Dec. 20 of cancer in Santa Fe, N.M. He also served as associate director of the Peace Corps and first director of Volunteers in Service to America. He was president of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty and president and founder of Equity Africa, an innovator in small loans to rural businesses in Africa. He was president of Clark University, the University of Connecticut and the American University of Paris. He served in the Air Force during the Korean War.

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Edward William "Ed" FitzGerald Jr., 73, a retired Foreign Service communicator, died Nov. 23 in Leesburg, Fla. He served in the Air Force before joining the Department in 1974. His overseas postings included Bonn, Islamabad, Brussels, Sao Paulo, Gaborone, London, Singapore and Canberra. He retired in 1998.

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Howard Causey Holland, 93, a retired Civil Service employee, died Jan. 15. He lived in Durham, N.C. He served in the Navy during World War II. A pioneer in computer systems, he helped design and deploy computer installations for the Army and State Department after the war. He was a financial management officer with the Department for 29 years.

Francis N. Magliozzi, 92, a retired FSO, died Oct. 20 of congestive heart failure in Springfield, Va. He served in the Army during World War II. After joining the Department in 1947, he served overseas in Germany, Denmark, Iraq, Belgium, French Equatorial Africa (where he helped introduce baseball to children), Somalia and Burundi. He retired in 1970. In addition to baseball, his interest included word origins, opera, country music, gardening and bridge.

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E. Jan Nadelman, 85, a retired FSO, died Nov. 24 of pneumonia in New York, N.Y. He served in Army intelligence during World War II. He joined the Department in 1946 and served overseas in Warsaw, Poznan, Rome, Palermo, Frankfurt, West Berlin and Monrovia. He retired in 1972 to Riverdale, N.Y., where he restored his family home and managed the art estate of his father, sculptor Elie Nadelman.

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Helena A. Osborn, 84, widow of retired FSO David L. Osborn, died Dec. 1 of lung cancer in San Diego, Calif. She worked for the Department in Paris, Warsaw and Tokyo, where she met her husband. She accompanied him on postings to Taipei, Kobe, Sapporo, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Burma, where he was ambassador. They retired to San Diego, where she participated in Asian arts and cultural organizations. She was an avid painter and golfer and enjoyed cooking, music and mahjong.

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Don Paarlberg Jr., 63, a retired FSO, died Oct. 15 due to complications from cancer in Washington, D.C. He served in the Peace Corps in Nepal before joining the Department in 1974. He served overseas in South Korea, Micronesia, Hong Kong and Panama. He retired in 2003. He loved classical philosophy and wrote extensively on the works of Plato.
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