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Community Death – The Washington Post

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Obituaries for residents of the District, Maryland and Northern Virginia.

Arnold Nachmanoff, federal employee

Arnold Nachmanoff, 85, who retired from the Treasury Department in 1981 as Assistant Assistant Secretary to Developing Countries, died on April 19 at his home in Arlington, Va. The cause was complications from a stroke, said his son Michael Nachmanoff.

Sir. Nachmanoff was born in the Bronx and settled in the Washington area in 1962. He joined the Foreign Service in the early 1960s, then served as a budget reviewer at what is now the Office of Management and Budget and on the staff of the National Safety advice. After his government career, he worked for the British investment bank SG Warburg.

William Cox, co-founder of the magazine

William Cox, 79, co-founder and CEO of Miscellaneous: Issues in Higher Education magazine and its accompanying website,, died March 21 at his home in Clifton, Va. The cause was corticobasal degeneration, a neurological disorder, said his son, Will Cox.

Dr. Cox was born in Pensacola, Fla., And raised in Bay Minette, Ala. Prior to founding the magazine in 1984 – then known as Black Issues in Higher Education – he was the supervisor of continuing education, counseling and training programs for the Air Force Department. The publication was renamed in 2005 when the coverage came to include other minority groups. Dr. Cox received many professional awards.

Edwin McCaffrey, NOAA officer

Edwin McCaffrey, 92, a member of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Commissioned Officer Corps from 1952 to 1982 and who had the rank of captain, died April 19 at the home of a daughter in Gales Ferry, Connecticut. The cause was complications from Parkinson’s disease, said one son, Robert McCaffrey.

Captain McCaffrey was born in Leominster, Massachusetts. At NOAA, he led ships and was involved in helping map the Pacific Ocean floor. His last job was at the National Ocean Survey as a specialist assistant for engineers responsible for analyzing engineering support requirements for NOAA’s fleet. After his NOAA retirement, he was a systems engineer for state-owned contractor OAO Corp., working on the lens for the Hubble Space Telescope, his family said. A few years ago, he moved to Wolfeboro, NH, from Wheaton, Md.

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