CANEY LAWRENCE D. CANEY CAPT, U.S. NAVY (Ret.) Captain Lawrence Caney USN Ret, died on November 20, 2009 in Fairfax Virginia. He was 88. Born and raised in Gardiner, Maine, he graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy with the Class of 1943. Captain Caney wore the Navy uniform for 40 years and was the last officer in his Naval Academy class to retire from active duty. He had six sea commands. He is survived by two sons, Lawrence D, Jr. and John F. both of Valley Center CA; one daughter Ellen Mugg of Mooresville NC; and his sister Imogene Caney Fair of Louisville MS; four grandchildren; and two great grandsons. His wife of 55 years, the former Ann Pomerleau, predeceased him in 1998. In 2005 he married Marjorie Dudley Corle of Alexandria, VA. A memorial service will be held at the Demaine Funeral Home in Alexandria at 5 pm on November 23, 2009. Internment will follow in Gardiner Maine. A donation to the United Service Organization ( www.uso.org ) is appreciated in lieu of flowers.
Published in The Washington Post on Nov. 23, 2009.