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L'HEUREUX DAVID E. L'HEUREUX On Sunday June 23, 2013 of Rockville, Maryland. Mr. L'Heureux retired from the Department of State as a Senior Foreign Service Officer after 44 years of worldwide service. Mr. L'Heureux was born in Washington, DC and lived his childhood abroad with his parents in Canada, Germany, Belgium and France. He began his career as a clerk in the Foreign Service in 1949 and worked there until his retirement in 1993 as a Senior Foreign Service Officer (Minister Counselor) and Dean of Foreign Service Administrative Affairs. In the Foreign Service, he served as a Consular Officer in Germany and the Phillipines, he then held various positions in Washington, South Africa, Libya, Central African Republic and Morocco. Additionally, he traveled extensively through Africa as a Management Troubleshooter, for four years. In addition to his official duties, Mr. L'Heureux was deeply involved in local community work on all of his assignments. He helped build a school in the Phillipines, was leader of youth activities for the Knights of DaGama on South Africa and provided ministry to the English speaking Catholic Community of Morocco. Mr. L'Heureux was an avid ham radio operator and performed volunteer work for the handicapped. In his later years he volunteered as a Eucharistic Minister for his church. He was a strong supporter of Special Olympics. L'Heureux is survived by the mother of his children, Gisela Waltraud L'Heureux; daughter, Ruth Swearingen of Alaska; son, John L'Heureux of Virginia; son, Peter L'Heureux of Maryland; son, Herve J. L'Heureux II of Idaho and son, James L. L'Heureux of Maryland. Friends will be received at PUMPHREY'S COLONIAL FUNERAL HOME 300 W. Montgomery Ave. (Route 28 just off I-270 exit 6-A) Rockville, MD on Sunday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m.. Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at St. Raphael's Catholic Church, Falls and Dunster Road, Potomac, Maryland 20854 on Monday July 1, 10:30 a.m. Interment private. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Heifer International, www.heifer.org. Please view and sign family guestbook at www.pumphreyfuneralhome.com
Published in The Washington Post on June 27, 2013