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Richard D. ‘Trike’ Amick, Sr.



Chesapeake - Richard Doyle Amick, Sr., passed away peacefully at home on June 17, 2014. He was born in Cumberland, MD, on July 24, 1944, to Richard K. and Harriet Woy Amick. Mr. Amick was a graduate of Valley Forge Military Academy and the University of Maryland. He joined the United States Army as a member of the Army Security Agency in 1964; served two tours in Vietnam from 1964-1965 and 1969-1970. He served as an instructor at the Army Intelligence School in Fort Devens, MA, and was stationed at posts in Germany and Korea. After retirement, he began a career in computer-based instructional design developing training courses for the military.

He was a dedicated motorcycle enthusiast known as "Trike" in the Tidewater Virginia Area and was extremely proud of his affiliation with the Patriot Guard Riders and the Combat Veterans Association. He was not a "fair weather" biker, having ridden over 100,000 miles in approximately 6 years, crossing the United States 4 times on the Run for the Wall, and escorting the Wreaths Across America with his trike 3 times from Maine to Arlington Cemetery in December of each year. In addition to his affiliation with the biking community, Mr. Amick was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Bedford, PA, a 32nd degree mason in the Charles W. Moore Masonic Lodge in Fitchburg, MA, and the Southeast Veteran's Association. He had an affinity with stray animals and couldn't ignore any animal in distress or in need of a home.

He leaves behind his wife of 48 years, Sue Ann Cline Amick; and their son, Richard D. Amick, Jr. of Denver, CO.

A funeral service will be held at Sturtevant Funeral Home, Portsmouth Blvd. Chapel on Tuesday, June 24, at 3 PM. Burial will be in Arlington National Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday from 6-8 PM. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to an animal shelter of your choice in Trike's name. STURTEVANT FUNERAL HOME, INC
Sturtevant Funeral Home
Portsmouth, VA   (757) 337-4535


Evan "Papou" Triandafilou


TRIANDAFILOU EVAN TRIANDAFILOU "Papou" "The Godfather" of INSCOM Evan "Papou" Triandafilou, 85, of North Potomac, MD passed away at his home on May 14, 2014 surrounded by his family. Husband of beloved wife Denise for 53 years; Devoted father of Jonathan (Nancy) Triandafilou, Andriana (Michael) Murtaugh, Alexandra (Gus) Stathes, Nicholas (Nancy) Triandafilou, Danae (Gregory) Christensen, Shauna (Tom) Arata, Stefan (Jennifer) Triandafilou; Cherished grandfather of twenty-seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Born in Portland, Maine but raised in Newburyport, MA, Evan attended Newburyport High, and was revered as the class president, captain, and quarterback of his football team.

Evan continued honing his leadership skills as he graduated from Georgetown University from the school of foreign service with a Masters in International Affairs. He began his career with the state department, stationed in Thessoliniki, Greece. Evan then transferred to INSCOM where he worked in Counter Intelligence. His experiences included several tours in Tokyo, Japan and Frankfort Germany. Upon returning home permanently in 1968, Evan continued his work with INSCOM, ultimately becoming the director of TAREX program in 1976. He continued in that position for the next 27 years. Lt. General Robert W. Noonan Jr., a former INSCOM commander appointed Evan "The Godfather" of the TAREX program, a name that has stuck since 1998.

Evan was the first non-NSA employee to receive the National Security Agency Meritorious Civilian Service Award. When speaking about his work, Evan would say, "My dad instilled many values in me. Commitment, faith, respect for your elders, truthfulness, and hard work are values I hope my wife and I have passed onto our family." The nickname "Papou" was all too appropriate as he cared for and loved family and friends alike. You could often find him with a child on his lap singing a Greek lullaby, wearing a Boston Red Sox cap, with a cigar from his mouth. His favorite times were spent watching the Red Sox, betting on the horses, and spending time with family. As the patriarch of the family, he will be greatly missed.

Viewing will take place Friday, May 16 from 5 to 8 p.m. at St. Andrews Ukranian Orthodox Church, 15100 New Hampshire Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20905. The Trisagion Service will take place at 7 p.m. Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 17, 11 a.m. at the church. Burial will immediately follow at Parklawn Memorial Gardens, 12800 Viers Mill Road, Rockville, MD 20853. Roses may be placed at the place of burial. A celebration of Papou's life will be held at the residence of Alexandra and Gus Stathes following the burial, 15805 Amelung Lane, Rockville, MD 20855. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to . Viewing will take place Friday, May 16 from 5 to 8 p.m. at St. Andrews Ukranian Orthodox Church, 15100 New Hampshire Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20905. The Trisagion Service will take place at 7 p.m. Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 17, 11 a.m. at the church. Burial will immediately follow at Parklawn Memorial Gardens, 12800 Viers Mill Road, Rockville, MD 20853. Roses may be placed at the place of burial. A celebration of Papou's life will be held at the residence of Alexandra and Gus Stathes following the burial, 15805 Amelung Lane, Rockville, MD 20855. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to .
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Obituary - Raymond A. Beaupre

Lt.Col. Raymond A. Beaupre, US Army Retired, 82, of Sanbornton, NH died at Lakes Region General Hospital on March 30, 2014 after a brief illness.
He was born in Franklin the son of Armand and Emilienne (Marchand) Beaupre where he was raised. He graduated from Franklin High School in 1949. Ray also graduated from the University of Maryland and received his Master’s Degree from Fitchburg State College. He also studied Russian for a year at the Presidio Language School in Monterey, CA.
Ray served in the US Army over 23 years retiring as Lt. Colonel. He received many awards and decorations including the Bronze Star Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, and the Army Commendation Medal.
Following his military service, Ray worked for the US Government for 20 years at Army Intelligence School at Ft. Devens, MA.
As a linguist, he later taught German and French at Winnisquam Regional High School in Tilton.
Ray was a member of the Knights of Columbus and was former Financial Secretary of the Fr. AJ Timon Council. He was a communicant of St. Mary of The Assumption Church in Tilton was a member of the St. Paul Church Choir. Ray was also a member of The American Legion and Franklin VFW Post 1698.
He was a longtime Sanbornton resident where he was a member of the Sanbornton Historical Society and enjoyed gardening, chopping wood, and genealogy.
Ray was predeceased by his wife, Elizabeth (Sheehan) Beaupre who died in 2010, a sister, Claire Pelletier, and two brothers, Ronald Beaupre and Andre Beaupre.
Family members include 2 daughters: Sally Gallagher, Melissa Anderson and her husband Gary J. Anderson, and a son, Curtis Beaupre, all of Sanbornton, 6 grandchildren: Ian Gallagher, Lea Emery, Lenny Emery, Gary R. Anderson, Ethan Anderson, and Parker Beaupre, a great grandchild, Avery Beaupre, 2 sisters: Pauline Currier of Concord and Louise Boutin of Manchester, and nieces and nephews.
Visiting hours will be held Tuesday, April 8, 2014 from 6-8:00 pm at Thibault-Neun Funeral Home, 143 Franklin St., Franklin, NH. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wed. April 9, 2014 at 10 in St. Mary of The Assumption Church in Tilton with interment with Military Honors at NH Veterans Cemetery, Boscawen at 1:00 pm.
Donations in memory of Ray may be made to Central NH VNA and Hospice, 780 North Main St., Laconia, NH 03246.
For directions and an online guestbook, please visit
Mass of Christian Burial
Wednesday April 9, 2014, 10 am at Assumption Church 

Obituary - Peter Gritis


On March 1, 2014 Lt. Col. Peter Gritis, age 92 of Reston, Virginia passed away. Born in Chicago, Illinois he was the son of August and Julia Gritis. He played football at the University of Michigan on scholarship. After completing his sophomore year he volunteered to serve in the US Army during WW II in Europe with the Seventh Armored Division, Armored Infantry taking him from England through Belgium, France and Germany. After completing his degree in psychology in 1948, he worked at AT&T Michigan Bell and later in the Insurance business. While a member of the reserves, he was recalled into service at the beginning of the Korean conflict. He served with the Army Security Agency as an intelligence analyst. At the close of the conflict he remained in the military serving in Japan, Korea, Turkey and Germany. He retired in 1968 beginning a second career as a civilian for Army Materiel Command in the Inspector Generals Office. He retired for the second time in 1986 at the age of 65.
He is survived by his wife Ann Koenig Lenehan Gritis of Reston, VA.; his children Patricia Lessard of Mechanicsville, VA,. Carol Russell of Alexandria, VA., Peter Gritis, Jr. of Breezy Point, MD., Gail Bourner of Paris, France, his step children, Mary Hynes, of Fairfax, VA., Kate Wyckoff, of Bethesda, MD., Sean Lenehan of Alexandria, VA., many grandchildren and a great grandchild.
Friends are invited to call Fairfax Memorial Funeral Home, 9902 Braddock Road, Fairfax, VA 22032 Thursday, March 6, 2014 at 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at Fairfax Memorial Funeral Home, 9902 Braddock Road, Fairfax, VA 22032 at 7 p.m. Internment will take place at a later date in Arlington National Cemetery where he will join his first wife, Helen Hurych Gritis, the mother of his children.

Obituary - Howard C. Phalan


Howard C, Phalan

Howard C. Phalan served for over 22 years with the U. S. Army Security Agency and the U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command (INS COM) as Emanations Analysis Technician engaged in technical Electronic Intelligence (ELINT), Electronic Warfare (EW), Electronic Support Measures (ESM) and Electro-Optics (E-O) operations. Mr. Phalan was disabled while on active duty and completed 30 years active Federal Service as a Department of the Army civilian while serving INSCOM as the Chief of Science and Technology Branch, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations.
Howard joined the U.S. Army CECEOM, RDEC, Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate (NVESD) in 1986 as a contractor and Program Manager providing R&D experience for Measurement and Signatures Intelligence (MASINT) and the U.S. Army Technical Reconnaissance and Surveillance (TECRAS) programs. He provided expertise and insight into the MASINT and Intelligence related activities for NVESD. He is a member of the Association of Old Crows and the International Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE). Mr. Phalan was again hospitalized at Walter Reed Medical Center for heart surgery and related problems.
Howard’s accomplishments include the R&D development of the SILVER LANCE Program, better known as the U.S. Army QUICK LOOK ELINT Mohawk Aircraft Program. He also developed the U.S. Army and Marine Corps Expendable Communications Hand-Emplaced Jammer (EXJAM), the Artillery Delivered Expendable Jammer (AD/EXJAM) and the unmanned Aerial Platform Expendable Jammer (AP/EXJAM) programs while working at the Signal Warfare Directorate. He also was responsible for the design and fabrication of the SILENT WARRIOR E-O system deployed to the DMZ in Korea under the Foreign Assistance, Science and Technology (FAST) program. Mr. Phalan authored the Department of the Army's Master Plan for Electro- Optics and Related Measurement and Signature Intelligence (MASINT) activities and implemented MASINT Operations, procurement and fielding for the Army.
Mr. Phalan was awarded a PhD from the American College at Minneapolis, Minnesota, and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. He has over 30 Military and Government schools associated with the Army Acquisition process and Intelligence.
He is survived by his wife, Susie Phalan, two daughters, Irene and Anna, and three grandsons, Joshua, Tyler & Steven. His hobbies included fishing, hunting and his home.
Funeral services will be at the Old Chapel at Arlington Cemetery on October 23,2012, at 1:00 p.m. with a reception following at 2:30 p.m. at Ft. Myer's Officers' Club. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in his name to the American Heart Association.
The family thanks all for their love and support during this sorrowful time. 

Obituary - John Bubon

Jack Bubon, a retired US Army intelligence officer, died March 18, 2013 at the age of 78 from leukemia. Dear husband for 56 years to Connie Bubon; father of John Eric Bubon (deceased), Michael Bubon of Milwaukee, WI; Julie Keller of Haymarket, VA; and Leslie Byrne of Fayetteville, NC. Jack is also survived by four grandchildren and two sisters. He was born November 9, 1934, in Iowa and raised near Chicago. In 1956, Jack graduated from the University of Illinois and was commissioned as a 2nd Lt. Jack also earned Master's degrees from both Penn State and Harvard. As an officer in the Army Security Agency, Jack served tours of duty in the USA, Okinawa, Vietnam, Iran, and Jordan. During his career, Jack was assigned to numerous staff and command positions in the Washington, DC area including the DIA. From 1982-84, Jack was the US Defense Attaché in Jordan. After a 28-year career as a MI officer, Jack retired as a Colonel in1986. Among his military service awards were a Bronze Star and Defense Meritorious Service Medal. After retirement, Jack worked at ASC and later as a financial planner for Edelman Financial Services before fully retiring in Fairfax. He was a dedicated husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend who will be fondly remembered by many.
A Mass and graveside service with honors will be held at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Fisher House Foundation. Please view and sign the family guestbook at
Published in The Washington Post on March 24, 2013 

Obituary - Ronald B. Cathers


HANOVER Ronald B. Cathers, 75, passed away Thursday, August 9, 2012, at Hanover Hospital. He was the husband of Linda M. (Lightner) Cathers for 51 years. Born April 26, 1937, in Waynesburg, he was the son of the late Harry E. and Freda (Ray) Cathers. Ronald was retired as Sergeant Major from the United States Army after 30 years of service to his country. He was a member of Day Break Christian Missionary Alliance Church in Mechanicsburg, the American Legion and the NRA. Surviving in addition to his wife are two children, Kevin B. Cathers and his wife Rhonda of Waynesburg, and Lee Ann Granus and her husband Eli of Clarksville; six grandchildren, Kyle, Elijah, Kemuel, and Easton Cathers, Shana and Shelbi Ferguson; and a sister, Judith Ann Bates of Hanover. He was preceded in death by a brother, Wallace Cathers. Service and burial will be private. Online condolences and memories may be shared at:




Obituary - George L. McFadden Jr.


Major General George L. McFadden Jr., U.S. Army (Ret.), a 25-year
resident of Annapolis, died of heart failure July 24 at the Johns Hopkins
University Hospital in Baltimore.

General McFadden was born on October 16, 1927 in Sharon, PA to the
late George L. and Frances Byrne McFadden Sr. He received a B.S.
degree from the University of Omaha, his M.S. from George Washington
University and was a graduate of Harvard University's Advanced
Management Program.

General McFadden served on active duty in the U.S. Army from 1946 to 1983, advancing from
Private to Major General. He served as a forward observer in Korea in 1950 and as a Battalion
Commander with the 1st Infantry Division in Viet Nam in 1966. Other key assignments included:
Commanding Officer, 7th Infantry Division Artillery in Korea; Deputy Commanding General of
the Army Security Agency; Deputy Commanding General of the 9th Infantry Division, Deputy
Director of the National Security Agency; Commanding General, Southern European Task
Force; Deputy Director for Foreign Intelligence, Defense Intelligence Agency. Upon
retirement from the Army, he was Director, Washington Studies and Analysis Group,
McDonnell-Douglas; Corporate Vice President, CompuDyne Corporation; Senior Vice
President, the Abbott Group, Inc., and Director, Office of Security Affairs, U.S. Department of

General McFadden's military decorations include: Silver Star, Defense Superior Service
Medal, Legion of Merit (with Oak Leaf Cluster), Distinguished Flying Cross, Bronze Star Medal
with V Device (with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters), Meritorious Service Medal (with Oak Leaf Cluster),
Air Medal (11 awards), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal with
V Device, Purple Heart, and the Parachutist Badge.

General McFadden was a parishioner of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church and his
interests included traveling and boating.

In addition to his parents, General McFadden was preceded in death by his son, Mark
McFadden; three brothers, John, Joseph and Eugene McFadden; and his sister, Anne

He is survived by his wife, Floretta B. McFadden; five children, Kathleen Dupuis of Annapolis,
Kenneth McFadden of Herndon, VA, Robert McFadden of Palm Harbour, FL, George McFadden
of Edgewater and William McFadden of Annapolis; two brothers, Bernard McFadden of
Keystone Heights, FL and Edward McFadden of Houston, TX; two sisters, Mary Frances
DeJohn, of Sharon, PA and Margaret McCormick of Ft. Lauderdale, FL; 12 grandchildren,
Matthew, Jennifer, John, Bryan, Sarah, Megan, Kevin, Kelly, Zach, Libby, Patrick, Nicholas;
 and four great-grandchildren, Graham, Grace, Eli and Elizabeth.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered 11 a.m., Tuesday, July 31 at Our Lady of Perpetual
Help Catholic Church, 515 Loch Haven Road, Edgewater. Interment with full military honors
will be held at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Our Lady of Perpetual Help
 Building Fund.


An online guestbook is available at