Henry J. Franciemont Jr., a communications engineer and technician who retired from the Defense Communications Agency in 1988, died Dec. 18 at the ManorCare center in Silver Spring. He was 91.

He had Alzheimer’s disease, said his granddaughter Juliette W. Lynch.

Mr. Franciemont, a former resident of Clinton, came to the Washington area in 1962. He was assigned at Andrews Air Force Base as a civilian engineer for most of his career here, his last position being a network operations technician.

He moved to Vero Beach, Fla., in 1990, returning to the Washington area and living at ManorCare in Silver Spring in October.

Henry Joseph Franciemont Jr. was born in Buffalo. He graduated in 1944 from what is now the University at Buffalo, then served in the Army during World War II.

He was a member of the Holy Name Society at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Clinton.

Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Evelyn Sarles Franciemont of Silver Spring; two daughters, Dineen Elaine Whipple of Camp Springs, Md., and Lesley Anne Franc of College Park, Md.; a brother; a sister; and six grandchildren.

— Bart Barnes