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Dr. Bobby Junker of Chantilly, VA died June 14, 2014 after a long illness. Born in San Antonio, TX, Dr. Junker came to the Washington, DC area in 1977 after accepting a position with the Office of Naval Research (ONR). He remained with ONR until his retirement in May 2014, most recently serving as Dept Head for Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance. Dr. Junker received his Bachelor of Science in 1965 from the University of Southwestern Louisiana, a Master of Arts in 1967 and a doctorate degree in 1969 from the University of Texas at Austin.
Receiving numerous awards over his distinguished career, Dr. Junker is most remembered as a visionary and brilliant leader in the field of science and technology. He was a life member of the American Physical Society, Sigma Xi and Senior Executives Association. He was a beloved husband, father, and grandfather to his family as well as a leader, advisor and true friend to many. Dr. Junker is survived by his wife Ginnie Junker; children Evan Junker, Melissa Depew and Bryce Combs; stepchildren Daniel and Andy Katt; grandchildren Megan and Bryan Depew, Isabella Combs, and Riley and Holden Katt; and brother Eugene Junker.
Memorial services will be held Saturday, June 28, 2014 at 2 p.m. at Fairfax Christian Church, 10185 Main Street, Fairfax, VA 22031.

Published in The Washington Post on June 22, 2014
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