Recently Departed Friends & Colleagues

A minimum total donation of $100 will place a departed colleague or friend in the In Memoriam Registry - a physical kiosk at the National Cryptologic Museum and an online listing on our website.

  • Wendell B. White, formerly of Clarksville, Maryland, died on September 17th in Greensboro, North Carolina. Wendell joined the Air Force Security Service, beginning a career in government service that culminated in the late 1980s as a senior executive in the National Security Agency. Click on his name or photo to learn more about him.

  • The NCMF regrets to report the passing of our dear friend and colleague Bill Kvetkas - one of the original supporters of the Museum who also served as the Foundation's Treasurer from 1996 to 2003, and as a Foundation consultant until 2015. He will be deeply missed. Please click on his name or photo and take a few moments to learn about the life of Mr. Kvetkas - from his extensive career accomplishments to his family life and post-career activities.

  • Mr. James Boone passed away on 12 May 2020 at the age of 86. After serving in the USAF, James held a variety of management and engineering positions with DoD until 1981 when he went to work for TRW, Inc. James was one of the original members of the National Cryptologic Museum Foundation and served on the Board. He authored the book, A Brief History of Cryptology, and donated all proceeds from its sale to the Foundation. Please click on his name to learn more about his life and career.

  • Gerard Patrick Burke, of Bethesda and Cambridge Maryland, died peacefully on February 9, 2020. He was 89 years old. Mr. Burke served as Station Chief for NSA in Paris, France from 1958-1961. Upon returning from France, he served in several senior positions at NSA, earning the agency’s highest civilian honor, the Exceptional Service Award. He was appointed to the White House staff in 1969, serving as Executive Director of the President’s Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board until 1973. He returned to NSA as General Counsel for Legal & Legislative Affairs until 1978, when he retired to private law practice. Click on his name or photo to learn more about his life and career.

  • Richard "Dick" Lynn Bernard, retired National Security Agency Senior Executive, died on June 12, 2019 after valiantly battling leukemia. While at NSA, Mr. Bernard initiated the engineering co-op program, managed several large systems development projects and headed several important organizations, as well as a major operations center. During his retirement, Dick became a part time special consultant to the Center for Cryptologic History at NSA until his death. He authored several histories on some of his NSA activities and served as an advisor on NSA history matters and as an advisor to the National Cryptologic Museum Foundation. He was inducted into the Hall of Honor in 2018. Click on his name or photo to learn more.

  • James "Jim" F. Rogan, 85, a 24-year resident of the Heritage Harbour Community in Annapolis, MD, and previously of Bowie, MD, died on May 21, 2019. Jim graduated from the University of Scranton and the Naval War College. He served his country in the U.S. Army from 1953-56. He worked for the National Security Agency, retiring as Comptroller in 1991 with 30 years of service. Click on his name or photo to learn more about Jim's life.

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