From a contemporary press report
Frank P. Notz, 55, a Navy captain who retired as commanding officer of the Navy and Marine Corps Intelligence Training Center in Virginia Beach, died of cancer January 5, 1999 at Inova Fairfax Hospital.
Captain Notz was born in Scranton, Pennsylvania, and he graduated from the University of Scranton.
He retired from the Navy in 1995 after 30 years, including 12 years overseas in Spain, Italy, Germany and Japan and several assignments in Washington. For much of his career, he was an intelligence officer. Before his last assignment, he was deputy director of intelligence for the U.S. European Command in Stuttgart, Germany.
After retiring from active duty, Captain Notz returned to this area and settled in Fairfax, Virginia. He was a civilian defense analyst at the National Reconnaissance Office.
In 1995, Captain Notz received the Vice Admiral Rufus L. Taylor Award for excellence in intelligence. In 1997, the director of Naval Intelligence established the Captain Frank. P. Notz annual essay contest for leadership in naval intelligence.
Survivors include his wife, Belinda M. Notz of Fairfax; three children, Margaret Szczepanik of Germany, Aileen Notz of Fairfax and Navy Lt. F. Peter Notz of Virginia Beach; and one granddaughter.
NOTZ, FRANK P. (Age 55)
CAPTAIN, USN (Retired)
On Tuesday, January 5, 1999, of Fairfax, VA, native of Scranton, PA. Beloved husband of 33 years to Belinda Notz; loving father of Margaret Szczepanik, Aileen Notz and F. Peter Notz; grandfather of Katie Szczepanik; son of the late Dr. and Mrs. Frank R. Notz; brother of Virginia Sabatelle, Miriam Bradican and Joseph Notz. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at the Ft. Myer Old Post Chapel, Ft. Myer, VA on Wednesday, January 20, 1999 at 10:45 a.m. Interment with full military honors Arlington National Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to Hospice of Northern VA, PO Box 922, Falls Church, VA 22040.
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