Francis W. Carl, 90, a World War II merchant marine veteran and former federal police officer, died Nov. 18 at his home in Temple Hills.

He had prostate cancer, said his daughter, Nancy Maddox.

Mr. Carl joined the federal police force in 1965. He worked at a number of government agencies, most recently at the Census Bureau. He retired in 1987.

Francis William Carl was born in Washington and was a 1941 graduate of Anacostia High School.

During World War II, he served aboard a convoy ship during the “Murmansk Run,” which provided aid to besieged Soviet forces above the Arctic Circle. Mr. Carl was also a veteran of the Korean and Vietnam wars.

He was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Hillcrest Heights.

His wife of 53 years, Selma Frederico Carl, died in 2011.

Survivors include three daughters, Mary Ann Rizzo and Janet Carl, both of Waldorf, and Nancy Maddox of Alexandria; a sister; and two granddaughters.

— Megan McDonough