From a contemporary press report:
John Patrick Markey, 67, a retired Air Force Colonel who was a senior engineer with a defense consulting firm, Synectics Corp., died of congestive heart failure January 11, 1999 at his home in Vienna.
Colonel Markey served in Spain and as an air attache in Poland and was an intelligence officer at the Pentagon. He specialized in communications satellite technology, and his honors included a Bronze Star.
Colonel Markey was born in New York. He was a graduate of the University of Nebraska, where he also received a master's degree in business administration.
After serving in the Air Force for more than 30 years, he joined Synectics in 1984.
Among his interests were amateur radio operation, electronics, photography and sailing. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus.
Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Margaret Mary Markey of Vienna; a daughter, Regina Markey Keeney of McLean; a brother; and two granddaughters.
MARKEY, JOHN PATRICK, COL, USAF (Ret.)
Age 67, of Vienna, VA, on Monday, January 11, 1999 at his residence, beloved husband of Margaret Mary Markey; devoted father of Regina Keeney; father-in-law of Terence Keeney; brother of Dr. Martin J. Markey. Also survived by his granddaughters, Teresa and Anne. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Fort Myer Old Post Chapel
on Monday, January 25 at 8:45 a.m. Interment Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors. The family suggests expressions of sympathy in the form of Celebration of the Mass.
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