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Obituaries

-- Patricia Sullivan

Norman D. SandlerCommunications Officials

Norman Davis Sandler, 53, a White House correspondent for United Press International who later became a corporate communications and public relations official, died June 4 at his home in Washington. A spokeswoman for the D.C. medical examiner said the cause and manner of death is pending.

Mr. Sandler was director of Global Strategic Issues at Motorola, from 1994 to 2006, and vice president and counselor at the public relations firm Powell Tate from 1991 to 1994.

He was a native of Des Moines, and received both a bachelor's degree and master's degree in political science from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1975. At MIT, he was editor of the Tech, the student newspaper.

He began working at United Press International in 1975 and was Des Moines and Washington correspondent until 1981. He was White House correspondent for UPI from 1981 to 1991. He was president of the White House Correspondents Association in 1987.

Mr. Sandler received the Merriman Smith Memorial Award for Outstanding White House Coverage in 1990 and 1991 for deadline coverage of the U.S.-Soviet summit meetings.

He was the author of "Congressional Oversight of the Central Intelligence Agency: Observations and Analysis" (1974), "28 Years of Looking the Other Way: Congressional Oversight of the Central Intelligence Agency 1947-1975" (1975) and "Telecommunications in Crisis: The First Amendment, Technology, and Deregulation" (1983).

His marriage to Raeanne Hytone ended in divorce.

Survivors include his mother, Jacquelyn Sandler of Los Angeles; and three brothers.

-- Yvonne Shinhoster Lamb

Stanley W. JonesNavy Captain

Stanley Washburn Jones, 81, a retired Navy captain with 29 years of service, died May 25 at his home in McLean. He had Alzheimer's disease.

Capt. Jones, who was in the Navy from 1943 to 1972, served on a Patrol Craft Escort, the destroyer USS Leonard F. Mason, the cruiser USS Des Moines and the minesweeper USS Vital. He commanded the destroyer USS Robert A. Owens and the destroyer USS Beatty. His final assignment with the Navy was as U.S. defense attache to Belgium.

Capt. Jones was born in New Orleans and graduated from Phillips Academy in Massachusetts and Tulane University in Louisiana.

He was awarded the Joint Service Commendation Medal in 1969 and the presidential certificate of appreciation in 1972.

In retirement, he worked as an associate real estate broker in Northern Virginia.

His first wife, Phyllis deHaven Jones, died in 1978.

Survivors include his wife of 28 years, Charlotte P. Jones of McLean.

-- Yvonne Shinhoster Lamb


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