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Passed away on Friday, March 16, 2018 at age 100. A World War II veteran and recipient of both the Bronze Star Medal and Purple Heart, he had a distinguished career in the U.S. Foreign Service having served throughout the Middle East and North Africa.
He is survived by his beloved wife Julia E. Mak; daughter Holly D. Mak and her husband Marc J. Hersh; granddaughter Emma C. Hersh and her wife Jean Doyle and their son Aiden; and grandson Christopher J. Hersh and his wife Tammy Saah and their daughter Charlotte.
A memorial service will be held on Friday, April 6 at 2 p.m. at his late residence, Grand Oaks, 5901 MacArthur Blvd., NW, Washington, DC.
Since the late 1980's, Dayton Mak volunteered at the oral history program with the Association for Diplomatic Studies and Training (ADST). Contributions may be made to the Dayton Mak Fund established in his honor at ADST, PO Box 41839, Arlington, Virginia 22204 or

Published in The Washington Post on Mar. 30, 2018
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