Obituaries

Obituaries

Thursday, August 9, 2007

Mark W. Brinkman Jr.D.C. Police Employee

Mark William Brinkman Jr., 62, who spent 30 years doing administrative work with the Metropolitan Police Department, died July 13 at George Washington University Hospital. He had non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.

Mr. Brinkman, an Arlington resident, retired from the police department about two years ago. Near the end of his career, he focused on writing grant proposals.

Mr. Brinkman, whose father was in the U.S. Navy, was born in East Fremantle, Australia, and grew up in San Diego and Findlay, Ohio. He had polio as a child.

He graduated in 1967 from Emory University in Atlanta and spent three years in the Peace Corps in Thailand.

Survivors include his mother, Beth Carpenter of Findlay; his father, retired Navy master chief machinist's mate Mark W. Brinkman, and stepmother, Mary Brinkman, both of Warren, R.I.; and a brother.

-- Adam Bernstein

Albert B. Doyon Sr.Intelligence Officer

Albert B. Doyon Sr., 87, a retired Army lieutenant colonel who later worked as a counterintelligence officer, died Aug. 1 of pulmonary fibrosis at Anne Arundel Medical Center. He lived in Annapolis.

Col. Doyon, who was born in Manchester, N.H., joined the National Guard before enlisting in the Army in 1939. He served as an artillery officer and participated in the Normandy landing in 1944.

After the war, he transferred to the Army's counterintelligence branch and commanded a unit based in Munich before retiring from the Army in 1964. He then remained with the counterintelligence service as a civilian employee, working at the Pentagon and Fort Meade, with assignments in the Middle East and Europe. He retired in 1985.

In retirement, Col. Doyon volunteered with a military assistance organization at Fort Meade, with the post library and with the National Museum of the U.S. Army. He was a member of the Army Counter Intelligence Corps Veterans.


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