From a contemporary press report:
Joseph S. Clatchey, 55, a retired Air Force chief master sergeant who worked for government agencies as an independent industrial security management contractor, died of cancer February 5, 2004, at Reston Hospital Center.
Chief Master Sergeant Clatchey, who had lived in Herndon, Virginia, since 2000, served 30 years in Air Force operation maintenance support before retiring in 1997 at Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina.
He began his military career in the Air Force in 1967 after graduating from Merganthaler Vocational Technical School in his native Baltimore.
He then trained in aircraft maintenance and served in Thailand during two tours of duty in the Vietnam War.
He served in Saudi Arabia in 1990 during Desert Shield and in 1994 during Operation Vigilant Warrior.
He received a degree in aircraft maintenance technology from the Community College of the Air Force and a bachelor's degree in behavioral science from Wilmington (Del.) College. He also did graduate work in human resources through a continuing education program at Troy State University.
His military decorations included a Meritorious Service Medal.
Following his military retirement, he worked in customer service management for car dealerships in South Carolina and North Carolina.
He came to the Washington area to work as an independent contractor. His most recent contract was with the CIA.
His marriages to Barbara Clatchey and Randi Lynn Clatchey ended in divorce.
Survivors include his wife, Susan Krause Clatchey of Herndon; two children from his first marriage, Allyson Clatchey and David Clatchey, both of Baltimore; a brother; and five sisters.
CLATCHEY, JOSEPH SAMUEL, JR.
CMSgt, USAF (Ret.)On February 5, 2004, at Reston Hospital, Virginia. Loving husband of Susan (nee Cormack Krause) Clatchey of Herndon, VA; loving father of Allyson and David Clatchey of Baltimore. Survived by siblings, Larry Clatchey, Pat Johnson, Margie Pezzica, Mary Edmonds, Terry Clatchey and Anne Marie Clatchey. Friends may call at 10 a.m., prior to the funeral services, on March 31 at 11 a.m. at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 1090 Sterling Rd., Herndon, VA. Interment Arlington National Cemetery at 3 p.m. Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society; or St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital.
CLATCHEY, JOSEPH SAMUEL NEWTON JR
- CMSGT US AIR FORCE
- VETERAN SERVICE DATES: 01/22/1968 – 04/01/1997
- DATE OF BIRTH: 12/28/1948
- DATE OF DEATH: 02/05/2004
- DATE OF INTERMENT: 03/31/2004
- BURIED AT: SECTION 68 SITE 333
- ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
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