From a contemporary press report:
Francis A. Quander Jr., 49, a Washington native and retired Army Lieutenant Colonel who served as an infantry and personnel officer, died of a heart attack March 22, 1999 at a hospital in Fayetteville, North Carolina.
Colonel Quander was a graduate of Mackin High School and Norwich University. He received a master's degree in art from Boston College.
He joined the Army in 1972, served with an airborne assault division and was posted to Hindenberg, Germany, and the Pentagon. After he retired in 1993, he was an ROTC instructor in North Carolina.
Survivors include his wife, Gail Quander of Fayetteville; three sons, Ralph Quander and Brian Quander, both of Fayetteville, and Mark Quander, a First Lieutenant serving with the Army in Korea; two sisters; and three grandchildren.
QUANDER, FRANCIS, JR. Lt. Col.
On Sunday, March 21, 1999, Lieutenant Colonel Francis Quander, Jr. who was born and raised in Washington, D.C., passed away quietly at his home in Fayetteville, North Carolina.
He served his country well as an officer in the United States Army since his graduation from Norwich University, Northfield, Vermont in 1971.
He is survived by his parents, Bethel and Francis Quanders Sr.; his wife, Gail; sons, Ralph, Mark (also in the Army) and Brian; three grandsons, John, Josh and Ralph, Jr.; daughter-in-law, Petra; two sisters, Paula Quander and Jessie Marie Lewis; mother-in-law, Arlene King; nephews, Derrick and Randy and a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held in Fayetteville, North Carolina. Interment at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.
QUANDER, FRANCIS A Jr
- LTC US ARMY
- VIETNAM, PERSIAN GULF
- DATE OF BIRTH: 07/03/1949
- DATE OF DEATH: 03/22/1999
- BURIED AT: SECTION 11 SITE 246 LH
- ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
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