John Sheridan Biays – Lieutenant Colonel, United States Army

From a contemporary press report:

John Sheridan Biays, in his 86th year, died at home in Delray Beach, Florida, June 29, 1994.

A native of Maryland, he was a direct descendant of John Hanson, elected first President of the United States in Congress assembled under Articles of Confederation, and was an official of Bankers Trust Company, New York City, prior to his retirement in 1969, when he and his family moved to Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. He resided there for 18 years before moving to Delray Beach.

Biays served in US Army in WWII and discharged with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.

His clubs included Squadron A Association, New York City; Apawamis, Rye, New York; and Seagate Beach Club, Delray, Florida.

He is survived by wife, the former Virginia Longshaw; a son, John S. Biays, Jr., of Boca Raton, Florida; dau, Mrs Michael E. Cushmore, Edna, Minnesota; and a grandson, Christopher Biays Cushmore.

Graveside services will he held at Arlington National Cemetery July 7, 1994. In lieu of flowers, family suggests contributions to one's favorite charity.

December 6, 1907-June 29, 1994. Buried In Section 46, Grave  414.  His wife, Virginia Langshaw Biyas (21 April 1914-31 July 2002) is buried with him.

BIAYS, JOHN SHERIDAN SR

  • LTC   US ARMY
  • VETERAN SERVICE DATES: 02/07/1941 – 03/24/1946
  • DATE OF BIRTH: 12/06/1907
  • DATE OF DEATH: 06/29/1994
  • DATE OF INTERMENT: 07/07/1994
  • BURIED AT: SECTION 46  SITE 414
  • ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

BIAYS, VIRGINIA LANGSHAW

  • DATE OF BIRTH: 04/29/1914
  • DATE OF DEATH: 07/31/2000
  • DATE OF INTERMENT: 08/15/2000
  • BURIED AT: SECTION 46  SITE 413
  • ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
  • WIFE OF BIAYS, JOHN SHERIDAN SR  LTC US ARMY
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