Augustus V. Connery Jr., 66, a retired official of the Federal Aviation Administration who had been a goal judge at Washington Capitals hockey games for the past 10 years and was active in volunteer fire groups, died of cardiorespiratory arrest April 18 at Fairfax Hospital.
Mr. Connery was a native of Providence, R.I., and had attended Providence College. He flew B-24 (Liberator) bombers with the Army Air Forces in the Southwest Pacific theater during World War II. He retired from the Air Force reserves in the mid-1960s after attaining the rank of lieutenant colonel.
He joined a predecessor organization of the FAA in 1946. A pilot, he had worked on navigational aid projects and finally on antihijacking projects before retiring from the government in 1973.
Mr. Connery, who lived in McLean, had been an area resident since 1961. At the time of his death, he was both chairman of the Fairfax Volunteer Fire Commission and deputy chief of the McLean Volunteer Fire Department. He was a past president and chief of the McLean organization and had been a member of the Fairfax County Volunteer Fire Department.
In addition to serving as a goal judge at Capitals' games, he was an off the ice official of the National Hockey League.
Survivors include his wife, Mary, of McLean; two sons, the Rev. Vincent G., of Norfolk, and Kevin R., of Oakton, and two grandchildren.