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Myron ‘Mike’ Grayson, Army Department employee

Myron “Mike” Grayson, 94, who retired in 1980 as an Army Department procurement specialist, died Sept. 3 at Virginia Hospital Center in Arlington.

He had Alzheimer’s disease, said his stepdaughter, Patti Sadler.

Mr. Grayson, a Falls Church resident, worked for the Army Department for 34 years. Early in his career, he was a civilian logistics officer in Okinawa, Germany and France. From 1964 to 1973, he was based at Fort Shafter, Hawaii, managing Pacific operations for the Army and Air Force Exchange Service. He was a procurement specialist in Washington for five years before retiring.

Myron Arthur Grayson was a New York City native and a 1939 sociology graduate of the University of Colorado at Boulder.

He was a Coast Guard veteran of World War II and the Korean War. He retired from the Coast Guard Reserve in 1977 at the rank of commander.

He was a member of the Merrymakers, an Arlington-based singing group. His hobbies included tennis.

His marriages to Marianne Obermueller, Babette Clamitz, Ethel Abelman and Irene Rhein ended in divorce.

Survivors include his wife of 31 years, Hella Quint Grayson of Falls Church; a son from his first marriage, Jeff Grayson of Chantilly; two children from his third marriage, Nancy Adelson of Sammamish, Wash., and Gary Grayson of Edmonds, Wash.; three stepchildren, Patti Sadler of Pasadena, Md., Michael Quint of Ashburn and retired Air Force Col. Marcus Quint of Atlantic City; 13 grandchildren; and one great-grandson.

— Megan McDonough

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