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Of Alexandria Virginia, died on July 21, 2012, at his home at the age of 85. He is predeceased by his wife of 56 years, Carol B. Raney, and survived by his four children: Jennifer Raney of St. Johnsbury, VT, Christopher Raney (Kathleen) of Chesapeake, VA, Anneke Raney (Neal Atkinson) of Half Moon Bay, CA, and Gillian Raney von Seeger (Craig) of Auburn Hills, MI. He has five grandchildren: Zade, Kyle, Anneke, Galen and William. He lived in Alexandria since 1963 and worked in various agencies within the Federal Government, including National Academy of Sciences; Office of the Secretary of the Navy; Office of Naval Research as Chief Scientist; Office of Science and Technology Policy; and Office of Space and Terrestrial Applications as Chief Engineer within the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. He retired from Federal service in February 1994. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory to St. Stephen's & St. Agnes School in Alexandria, Harvard University or Brown University would be appreciated. An informal memorial celebration of his life will be held Saturday, August 11, at his home in Alexandria.

Published in The Washington Post on July 27, 2012
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