Joseph Francis Maron, Sr.
Sergeant, United States Army
Joseph Francis Maron Sr., 81, an Army Sergeant who retired in 1964 as a microwave radio repairman at Fort Myer and then was the wiring supervisor there, died of leukemia October 30, 2002, at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. He lived in Alexandria, Virginia.
Much of his 20-year military career was spent as a high-frequency radio, microwave and telephone repairer. He served in Europe during World War II.
As a civilian employee of the Army, Mr. Maron supervised the installation of wiring for President John F. Kennedy's grave site at Arlington National Cemetery. He also directed installation of a communications system at the Pentagon helicopter pad and at other locations across the country. Among his assignments was the installation of a communications system for President Richard M. Nixon's trip to China.
His honors included Distinguished and Outstanding Service awards from the Department of the Army. He retired again in 1983.
Mr. Maron's interests included golf and bowling. He did home improvements for friends and family. He was a member of St. Louis Catholic Church in Alexandria.
Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Florence
N. Maron of Alexandria; three children, Michael Joseph Maron III of Worcester,
Mass., Michelle Maron Heller of Alexandria and Joseph Francis Maron Jr.
of Dale City; two sisters, Anna May Pacholec of Alexandria and Mary Davis
of Bangor, Pensylvania; and five grandchildren.
MARON, FLORENCE NORRIS