From a contemporary press report:
Frederick Emery Janney, 88, a retired Navy Rear Admiral who was a veteran of World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War, died August 18, 2003, at the Arden Court nursing home in Potomac, Maryland. He had diabetes.
Admiral Janney, who had lived in Bethesda since 1971, was born in Brookline, Massachusetts, and raised in Winnetka, Illinois. He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1937. After attending submarine school, he took part in a dozen combat patrols in the Pacific during World War II.
He was deployed to the waters off the Korean Peninsula during the war there, serving as operations officer of Submarine Squadron 5.
During the Vietnam War, he was responsible for supplying and maintaining about 200 ships patrolling the coast of Vietnam and the Gulf of Tonkin.
In other assignments, he was assistant naval attache at the U.S. Embassy in Canada, director of the shore installation division of the Office of Naval Operations and deputy chief of staff for military assistance, logistics and administration for the commander-in-chief of the U.S. Pacific Fleet.
He retired from active military duty in 1971.
His military decorations include the Distinguished Service Medal, two Silver Stars and two Legions of Merit.
He was a fellow of the Center for International Affairs at Harvard University and a member of the U.S. Naval Academy Alumni Association.
Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Ethel Wanner Janney of Potomac; a daughter, Carol J. McNiff of Bethesda; two sisters, Harriet Ball of Alexandria and Deborah O'Keefe of Pleasantville, N.Y.; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
JANNEY, FREDERICK E., RADM, U.S. Navy (Ret.)
On August 18, 2003; beloved husband of Ethel Janney; father of Carol McNiff (Alan); survived by three grandchildren, Frederick J. Regan, Elizabeth R. Kiingi and Katherine D. Regan. Friends may call at JOSEPH GAWLERS SONS, INC., 5130 Wisconsin Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. on Thursday, August 21, 2003 from 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held at St. Albans Episcopal Church, 3001 Wisconsin Ave., N.W. on Friday, August 22 at 2 p.m. Graveside service at Arlington National Cemetery on Thursday, October 2, at 1 p.m.
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