From a contemporary press report
Richard Stroud Loveland, 59, a retired Navy Captain who commanded the Navy Operational Intelligence Center for two years in the mid-1980s and who for the last 10 years worked as a project manager for defense contractor TRW, died of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma March 14, 1999 at his home in Woodbridge, Virginia.
During his 25-year Naval career, Captain Loveland was primarily involved in intelligence systems development.
He helped draft the Navy's anti-submarine warfare master plan and played a pivotal role in evaluating advance anti-submarine warfare technology programs in the Soviet Union.
His assignments included commanding officer of the Fleet Ocean Surveillance Information Facility in Kamaseya, Japan, and executive assistant to the commander in chief of NATO southern region forces. He retired in 1988 as commander of the Navy Operational Intelligence Center.
He had also served two tours of duty in Vietnam during the war there, with duties as a targeting officer on the aircraft carrier USS Intrepid and as an adviser to the South Vietnamese navy.
In other assignments, he provided analysis on North Korean shipping operations, served with the Sixth Fleet and became an aide and special assistant to the director of Anti-Submarine Warfare and Ocean Surveillance Programs at the Pentagon.
His military honors included the Legion of Merit.
At TRW, he worked on developing data processing technology solutions for the Navy and other Defense Department organizations.
He also had a passion for barbershop harmony, performing with quartets and choruses wherever he was stationed. He was a member of the Alexandria Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society and the Alexandria Harmonizers Barbershop Chorus. He also sang in the Four Man Vocal Band quartet of Alexandria.
His marriage to Susan Halleran ended in divorce.
Survivors include his wife, Terri Loveland, and their two sons, Richard and Mac, all of Woodbridge; two daughters from his first marriage, Kristam McMenamin of Alexandria and Dr. Joan Elizabeth Loveland of Chevy Chase; his mother, Joan S. Pottenger of Naples, Fla; and two grandchildren.
LOVELAND, RICHARD STROUD
On Sunday, March 14, 1999 at his residence. He is survived by his wife, Terri Loveland; two daughters, Kristan McMenamin and Joan E. Loveland; two sons, Richard S. Loveland II and Robert McKenzie Loveland; his mother, Joan Loveland Pottenger; two grandsons, one sister, Tena Russ; his half-sister, Laura Loveland; two half-brothers, Lance Botthof and William Loveland; two stepbrothers, Duke Botthof and Richard Botthof. Memorial service will be held Friday, March 19, 11 a.m. at St. Patrick Episcopal Church, 4700 Whitehaven Pkwy., NW, Washington, DC. Interment Tuesday, March 23, 1999, 1 p.m. at Arlington National Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the church.
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