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Livesay, James A., Jr. Age 91 of Kilmarnock, Va., former Washington, D. C. native and Capitol Hill resident, died Thursday, March 7, 2013. He graduated from McKinley High School and worked for C&P Telephone and the Washington D. C. Navy Yard before joining the U. S. Navy during WWII and fought in the battle of Okinawa. After WWII, he received an electrical engineer's degree from Catholic University and worked for the Rural Electrification Program in Mississippi. Later, at NASA, he installed the first tracking equipment on ships and land stations in Mexico, the Canary Islands and South Africa. He is predeceased by his sister, Anna Lee L. Schworck of La Habra, Calif. Surviving are two sisters, Patricia L. McMahon of McLean, Va. and Joyce L. Barr of Pensacola, Fla.; six nephews and two nieces. Memorial services will be held 2:00 p. m., Saturday March 23 at Kilmarnock United Methodist Church, Kilmarnock, Va. His greatest pleasure was kayaking/canoeing and was a lifetime member of the Washington Canoe Club. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Friends of the Washington Canoe Club, P. O. Box 25449, Washington, D.C. 20027. Services will be held at the Arlington National Cemetery Columbarium at a later date.

Published in Washington Times from Mar. 20 to Apr. 18, 2013
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