Bahai News - Col. Maurice John Fazlollah Dies; Air Force Pilot Served in 3 Wars
Col. Maurice John Fazlollah Dies; Air Force Pilot Served in
Sunday, March 11, 2001; Page C06
Maurice John Fazlollah, 82, a retired Air Force lieutenant colonel
and pilot who served in three wars, died of pneumonia Feb. 13 at the
Washington Veterans Affairs Medical Center. He lived in
After 28 years in the military, Col. Fazlollah
retired in 1970 and worked until 1982 as a budget and physical plant
administrator with the Virginia Department of Health in
He was also chairman of the governing board of the
Baha'is of Alexandria.
Col. Fazlollah was a native of
Pennsylvania and a graduate of the University of Maryland. He received a
master's degree in business administration from George Washington
He served in Italy during World War II and in Korea
and Vietnam during the wars there. His post-World War II assignments
included a stint with an engineer aviation company in Guam and weather
reconnaissance flights from Alaska to Hawaii.
He retired as air
operations staff officer at Pope Air Force Base in North
His honors included a Distinguished Flying Cross,
Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal and Air Force Commendation
Col. Fazlollah chaired the Special Olympics committee of
the American Legion in Alexandria, and volunteered at the nursing home
of the VA Hospital and as a driver with the Alive food program and the
Northern Virginia Training Center.
Survivors include his wife,
Raheleh Fazlollah of Alexandria; four children, Thomas Fazlollah of
Atlanta, Sally Fazlollah of Seattle and Owrang and Payam Fazlollah, both
of Herndon; and five grandchildren.
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