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Radio Liberty. Mrs. Buell worked for
the author and hostess Evangeline
Bruce as a researcher and social secre-
tary, and was a founding board mem-
ber of Sasha Bruce Youthwork.
After she and her husband retired to
Middletown, R.I., where he was raised,
she became involved with Newport’s
Redwood Library and St. Columba’s
Chapel, and with making their house a
place that all her family loved. She was
widely admired throughout her life for
her beauty, style, wit, intelligence and
energy. Wherever she went, there was
not a museum, ruin, cathedral, castle,
garden or play she didn’t want to see.
Mary Buell survived her husband,
Bill, by only seven months. She left a
sister, Diana Rowe; her children, Elise
of New York City and Middletown,
Nelson of Lake Tahoe, Nev., and So-
phie O’Shaughnessy of San Francisco,
Calif.; and three of her four stepchil-
dren, Jeanne Rosen of Shutesbury,
Mass., William A. Buell III of New
York City, and John Buell of New
Haven, Conn.; as well as seven step-
Susan Elizabeth Gilmour Call-
, 72, the wife of retired FSO Gil
Callaway, died of pneumonia on Dec.
29, 2011, at Sibley Hospital in Wash-
ington, D.C. She was a six-year sur-
vivor of lung cancer.
Following her early passion for in-
ternational relations, Susan Callaway
earned her bachelor’s degree and a
master’s degree in international affairs
from American University. While pur-
suing graduate studies, she wrote sev-
eral books on foreign area studies for
the U.S. Army.
During her husband’s long career in
the Foreign Service, Mrs. Callaway
held several positions overseas. She
taught at a private university in Cara-
cas, tutored journalists at a major news-
paper in Zagreb, continued her studies
at Johns Hopkins University in
Bologna, and established an SAT prep
company in Rome. All the while, she
also managed the responsibilities that
came with being the spouse of a U.S.
diplomat and raised three children.
Upon returning to the United
States, she edited the corporate
newsletter for Vie de France, and then
found her next passion advocating for
homeless rights in Washington, D.C.,
at the Community Council for the
Homeless. Over eight years, Mrs. Call-
away championed a holistic approach
to the problem of homelessness, serv-
ing as a board member and former de-
velopment director at CCH at Friend-
ship Place in the District.
Family and friends remember her
as a beloved wife, mother, grandmother
and sister whose love of life, candor and
intellect, guidance and constant sup-
port have touched many around the
Mrs. Callaway is survived by her
husband, Gil, of Chevy Chase, Md.;
three children, Catherine of New York
City, Matthew (and his wife, Chris) of
Reston, Va., and Abigail (and her hus-
band, Chad Charowhas) of Kensington,
Md.; three grandchildren, Claire, Ian
and Cyrus; a sister, Mary Jane Arnold
of Ellicot City, Md.; and a brother, Jim
Gilmour (and his wife, Judy) of Swan-
zey, N.H.
David Herc Cohn
, 88, a retired
Foreign Service officer, died peacefully
on March 1 in Laguna Hills, Calif.,
where he had been residing since No-
vember 2010 with his wife, Rosemarie.
Mr. Cohn was born in Brooklyn,
N.Y., on July 29, 1923, the elder son of
Nathan Cohn and Blanche Herc Cohn.
After serving from 1943 to 1945 with
the U.S. Army in India during World
War II, he earned a B.A. degree in eco-
nomics and political science fromDick-
inson College in 1948.
He did postgraduate work at New
York University, the University of
Pennsylvania’s Wharton School and the
University of Miami, where he earned
an M.A. in public administration and
was also an instructor. His master’s the-
sis focused on the integration of
African-American officers into the
Miami police force.
Beginning his career with the U.S.
Department of Commerce in 1951,
Mr. Cohn joined the U.S. Foreign
Service in 1956. During his long career
as an economics officer, he held posts
in Istanbul, Paris, Karachi, Kabul and
Jakarta. In between overseas appoint-
ments, Mr. Cohn assumed various eco-
nomic and social policy advisory
positions at the Department of State in
Washington, D.C.
Following retirement, Mr. Cohn
settled in New York City. There he
served on the vestry and as a warden of
All Saints Episcopal Church from 1981
to 1999.
Mr. Cohn’s first wife, Verna (“Pete”)
Peterson, died in 1992. He is survived
by his second wife, Rosemarie Baioc-
chi Cohn, as well as by four stepchil-
dren, four stepgrandsons and several
nieces and nephews.
Robert Dodge Davis
, 89, a retired
Foreign Service officer, died on March
3 in Wooster, Ohio.
Mr. Davis attended the University
of Oklahoma and then spent three