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Obituaries

"Thus, he opposed manufacturers for charging DOD clients to recreate the capability on a site-by-site basis year after year," said a friend and former colleague, Richard Kirkbride.

William Bennett Robertson was born in Bloomington, Ind., and received a bachelor's degree in business administration in 1938 from Indiana University, where he was a varsity basketball player. He received a law degree from Georgetown University in 1951.

He served in the Army during World War II and recalled driving a tank on one occasion with Gen. George S. Patton Jr. sitting in the turret. The general would tap his feet on Mr. Robertson's shoulders for direction guidance.

His wife, Mildred Louise Bailey Robertson, died in 2006.

There are no immediate survivors.

-- Joe Holley

Jean Harriman Church Member, Volunteer

Jean Harriman, 87, a member of Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Alexandria and a volunteer for several Fairfax County organizations, died April 3 at the Paul Spring Retirement Community in Alexandria. She had congestive heart failure and pneumonia.

She was a charter member of the civic association of Alexandria's Wellington Heights neighborhood. She hosted the association's annual Easter Egg hunt in her home for more than half a century.

For 29 years, she volunteered with the Inova Mount Vernon Hospital auxiliary.

Jean Carolyn Buescher was a native of Cincinnati and a 1943 education graduate of what is now Florida State University. She came to the Washington area during World War II to work for the Army Map Service, where she worked for 10 years.


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