The Foreign Service Journal - March 2018

THE FOREIGN SERVICE JOURNAL | MARCH 2018 79 In retirement, Amb. Schaffer taught for two decades at Georgetown University, where he pioneered the popular “Practic- ing Diplomacy Abroad” course. He wrote several books about foreign policy, including biographies of Ambassa- dors Chester Bowles and Ellsworth Bunker, a volume on America and the Kashmir conflict, and—with his wife—two books on negotiating with Pakistan and with India. His book on Kashmir won the Douglas Dil- lon Award from the American Academy of Diplomacy in 2009. Amb. Schaffer twice served as a mem- ber of the Foreign Service Journal Editorial Board . Amb. Schaffer leaves his wife, Ambassa- dor Teresita Schaffer of Washington, D.C.; two sons, Michael Schaffer of Washington, D.C., and Christopher Schaffer of Miami, Fla.; and five grandchildren: Eleanor, Eva, Nicholas, Thomas and Anthony Schaffer. n Meryl Steigman, 85, spouse of retired Foreign Service Officer Andrew Steigman, died on Nov. 19, 2017, inWash- ington, D.C. After working as a legislative assistant on Capitol Hill, Mrs. Steigman served with her Foreign Service husband at four posts in Africa and a tour of duty in Paris. During a tour inWashington, D.C., in the 1960s, she was active with the Asso- ciates of the American Foreign Service Worldwide and edited the organization’s newsletter. On returning toWashington during the 1970s, Mrs. Steigman renewed her work with AAFSW. She was an advocate for improved spousal rights, spent several years organizing Foreign Service Day ceremonies for the State Department, and chaired the AAFSWBookFair for two years, helping raise substantial sums for scholar- ship assistance to Foreign Service children. For the past 25 years, she served as executive director of the Bulgarian-Ameri- can Society, a nongovernmental organiza- tion working to improve the lives of the Bulgarian people. Mrs. Steigman is survived by her hus- band, Andrew; her daughter, Daria; and her son, Jonathan. n Richard H. Williams, 82, a retired Senior Foreign Service officer, died on Dec. 17, 2017, in Fort Belvoir, Va., of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Mr. Williams was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, on April 25, 1935. He earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Utah and a law degree from the University of Utah College of Law. He served for two years as a Mormon missionary to the Navajo and Apache people of the American Southwest. He then spent three years in the U.S. Army, serving in Korea, New York and as commander of the induction station in New Haven, Ct., reaching the rank of captain. In 1965 Mr. Williams entered the For- eign Service and served in Rio de Janeiro, Belém, Luanda, Palermo, Lisbon, Taipei, Athens and Hong Kong, in addition to a variety of assignments inWashington, D.C. While serving in Luanda, Mr. Williams met Miss Viviane Guigon. They were later married in Paris and had two children. In retirement, he held various jobs for the Department of State, including teach- ing at the Foreign Service Institute and as an adjudicator on the Foreign Service Grievance Board. Family members and friends remem- ber Mr. Williams for his witty, dry humor and as a beloved storyteller. Mr. Williams is survived by his daugh- ter, Annabelle Numaguchi of Queenstown, New Zealand; his son, Thibaut Williams, currently with USAID inWashington, D.C.; and four grandchildren. n Mildred DunnWilson, 95, spouse of the late Foreign Service Officer Orme Wilson Jr., died of heart failure on Nov. 30, 2017, in Charlottesville, Va., where she had traveled three days earlier to visit her daughter. Known as “Midge,” Mrs. Wilson was born in Paris, France, on July 17, 1922, to Mildred Eddy Dunn andWilliamMcKee Dunn, a decorated U.S. Army officer and combat veteran who had been serving in occupied Germany following WorldWar I. Her family later lived inWashington, D.C., and Hot Springs, Va., where she and her three sisters grew up. A 1940 graduate of Foxcroft School in Middleburg, Va., Mrs. Wilson joined the American Red Cross during WorldWar II and saw service in the United States and Europe. After crossing the Atlantic on the Queen Elizabeth , which was packed with thousands of American troops and hunted by German U-boats, she was stationed in England, Belgium and France. Mrs. Wilson served alongside her husband during his three-decade career in the Foreign Service, which included tours in Greece, Germany and England; seven years in the former Yugoslavia; postings to the U.S. Mission to the United Nations in New York and NATO in Belgium; as well as assignments inWashington, D.C., and at the Air War College inMontgomery, Ala. Following the death of her husband in 1991, Mrs. Wilson lived alone on the family’s farm inWhite Post, Va., where she continued his thoroughbred breeding and racing business. Family members recall that she loved all her animals, especially her dogs (many of them rescues), farm cats and racehorses. She reveled in her thoroughbreds’ suc- cesses and, after their productive careers had ended, made sure they could live out their lives in safety and contentment. An avid reader, Mrs. Wilson followed