Jack (Jake) O'Reagan, 64, a retired Air Force colonel who later became director of airport development for Howard, Needles, Tammen & Bergendoff, an Alexandria-based airport design and development firm, died of leukemia Sept. 17 at Georgetown University Hospital.
Col. O'Reagan, a resident of Alexandria, was born in Galveston, Tex. As an Army Air Forces bomber pilot during World War II, he flew 35 combat missions over Germany.
After the war, he graduated from the University of Texas where he played football and baseball, then joined the Air Force in 1947. Col. O'Reagan spent most of his Air Force career in the Strategic Air Command as a bomber pilot, instructor pilot and squadron commander assigned to bases on the West Coast.
He was a graduate of the Naval War College and earned a master's degree in international relations at George Washington University.
In 1965, he moved to the Washington area on being assigned to the Office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Since retiring from the Air Force in 1968, he had worked for Howard, Needles, Tammen & Bergendoff.
Col. O'Reagan is survived by his wife, Kathleen, and a daughter, Jacqueline, both of Alexandria; a son, John, of Laurel, and a brother, Dr. Daniel O'Reagan of New Orleans.