Obituaries for Monday, June 3, 2002

Andrew F. Clements

Maj. Andrew Franklin Clements, U.S. Army, 35, died Sunday, May 26, 2002, in Webber Falls, Okla.

He was born in York, Pa., and graduated from Stuttgart American High School, Germany in 1985. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1985 and was later commissioned from the United States Military Academy, West Point, into the field artillery in 1991. In 2002, he received a master’s degree of science in management, graduating with distinction.

He was en route to his new assignment in Alexandria when he died. His military assignments include Fort Sill, Okla.; Germany; and Monterey, Calif.

He is survived by his wife, Nicole S. Clements; two daughters, Alexandra Galbraith and Christina Clements; two sons, Michael Clements and Andrew Clements; his mother, Sandra Lambson; his father, Ronald Clements; one sister, Ronda Crowell; and one brother, Ronald Blood Jr.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Mountcastle Funeral Home, 4143 Dale Blvd., Dale City. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Fort Myer Memorial Chapel, Arlington. Interment will be at Arlington National Cemetery.

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Hillary M. Robinette

Hillary Martin Robinette, 67, died of cancer on Saturday, June 1, 2002, at his home.

He was born on December 5, 1934, in Philadelphia. He graduated from St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia after five years in formation with the Maryland Provenance of the Society of Jesus.

He graduate from the U.S. Navy Officer’s Candidate School in Newport, R.I., as an ensign in 1958. He served on destroyers out of Newport, R.I. and Norfolk, including a tour on the USS Haynesworth during the Cuban missile crisis. Tours followed as a naval instructor at Brown University, in-country advisor to the Vietnamese riverine force and flag secretary to Admiral Ward in Saigon. During his service in Vietnam, he earned a Bronze Star with Combat V. He returned to the Vietnamese conflict as captain of the minesweeper USS Inflict. His final assignment was to Mare Island in Vallejo, Calif. He left the United States Navy as a lieutenant commander.

He reported for new agent training for the Federal Bureau of Investigation in October 1969. He was app ointed as a special agent and assigned to his first office in Dallas followed by three years in Toledo, Ohio, and then as senior resident agent in Lima, Ohio, for seven years. During this time, he earned a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Dayton. In 1980, he became an instructor in the Management Unit of the FBI Academy in Quantico. During his tenure at the academy, he served as an exchange professor at the British Police College at Bramshill, Hampshire, Great Britain.

He was awarded the prestigious Jefferson Award by the Darden School of Business of the University of Virginia. The award was recognition for his book, “Burn Out in Blue: Managing the Police Marginal Performer,” which has been adopted as a text by criminal justice courses throughout the country. He was an adjunct professor for the University of Virginia. As a police instructor, he received national and international honors and awards from a variety of police departments and law enforcement associations.

Upon his retirement from the FBI in 1989, he established Quantico Group Associates, as police management training company. He was a member of the Quantico chapter of the Society of Former Special Agents FBI and served as chairman, secretary and treasurer and also member of the Washington, D.C., chapter. He was also a member of the membership committee of the national organization. In 1996, he was selected as editor of “The Grapevine,” the national magazine for the society. At the national convention in September, 2001, he received a special award for distinguished service to the Society. He retired from this position in December 2001 for health reasons.

He was active in the Prince William Regional Chamber of Commerce, serving on the board of directors, including the position of secretary and chairman of the Valor Awards Committee.

He was an at-large member of the board of the Adult Detention Center, appointed by Supervisor Maureen Caddigan, and served as chairman for four years, for which he was honored by the Board of County Supervisors.

He was an active member and lector for the St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, also served as a member of the Capital Campaign Committee. He was a member of the American Legion FBI Post 56 and a member of the Virginia Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, George Washington Chapter.

Survivors include his wife, Sandra Robinette; his mother, Adele Robinette of Sun City, Ariz.; one sister, Christine Robinette of Idaho Springs, Colo.; and eight children, Hillary Robinette of Atlanta, Gregory Robinette, Rosemary Randolph and Matthew Robinette, all of Norfolk, Cordelia Robinette and Benedict Robinette, both of Virginia Beach, Amelia Robinette of Falls Church, and John Robinette of Vienna; and ten grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Mountcastle Funeral Home, Dale Boulevard, Dale City. Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Triangle. Interment will follow at Quantico National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to St. Francis of Assisi Capital Fund, 18825 Fuller Heights Road, Triangle, VA 22172 or to The Hospice of the National Capital Region, 9540 Center St., Suite 300, Manassas, VA 20110.

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