From a contemporary press report
Marlin Sherwood Reichley, 84, who had a 30-year career with the Industrial College of the Armed Forces at Fort McNair before retiring in 1975 as its dean of academics, died of pneumonia February 17, 1999 at Powhatan Nursing Home in Falls Church, Virginia.
Dr. Reichley, a Washington area resident since 1931, was a former Arlington resident who lived at the nursing home for about two years.
At the Industrial College, Dr. Reichley held a number of positions over the years, including director of the department of research and senior educational adviser. He was a specialist in economic mobilization and served on a number of military advisory boards.
He had also served 30 years as commandant of the Linton Hall Military School in Bristow, Va., and retired in 1975 from the Army Reserve with the rank of colonel.
Dr. Reichley was born in Ohio and raised in Sunbury, Pa. He was a graduate of Georgetown University, where he also received a master's degree in foreign service and a doctorate in political science. An accomplished musician, he was director of the university's band. He also was a member of Pi Gamma Mu, an honorary political science society, and a lecturer in military science and political geography.
During World War II, he served as a lieutenant colonel and was commandant of the Army specialized training programs at Georgetown University.
His interests included model railroading, woodworking and traveling. He was a member of the Civil War Roundtable, the Metro United Way Membership and Allocations Committee, Arlington Optimists and Resurrection Lutheran Church in Arlington. He was a past member of Georgetown Lutheran Church, where he was instrumental in the founding of the Washington Free Clinic, the forerunner to the Whitman-Walker Clinic.
Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Louise Hamel Reichley of Falls Church; four children, Susanne Rohrer of Dunkirk, Joan Scott of Golden, Colo., Nancy St. Pierre of Burke and Marlin Reichley Jr. of Deale; three brothers; 10 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Richard E. Reichley
From: Timonium, MD 21093
Time: 1999-02-19 21:01:21
Comments: My brother Dr. Marlin S. Reichley is being buried here after a funeral Thursday February 25, 1999 at 9am at the Fort Myer Old Post Chapel. This site is has been a blessing to me with its images our national heritage.
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