Frederick D. Grab
Second Lieutenant, United States Army
FOR F. D. GRAB HELD IN ARLINGTON
Secretary Roper At The Funeral Of Commercial Attaché At Caracas, Who Died May 2
WASHINGTON, September 15, 1937 - Frederick D. Grab, American Commercial Attaché at Caracas, Venezuela, who died on May 2 as a result of an airplane crash in South America, was buried today in Arlington Cemetery.
The funeral was attended by Secretary of Commerce Roper and Mrs. Roper, Alexander Dye, Director of the Bureau of Foreign and Domestic Commerce; Walter Donnelley, Commercial Attaché at Rio De Janeiro; Venezuelan Minister Escalante and members of the Venezuelan delegation and officials of the Commerce and State Departments.
Mr. Grab was fatally injured when an airplane in which he was a passenger crashed on April 23 in the Brazilian jungle near the Venezuelan border. All the passengers were lost in the jungle until rescued some days later. Mr. Grab, who was born forty years ago in Chicago, first went to Caracas in July 1927, returned to Washington in 1929 and in 1932 left for Ottawa and later London. He returned to Caracas in September 1935.
Survivors are his widow, a son Frederick Jr.,
and a daughter, Elizabeth.
Posted: 2 August 2007