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Lee Bert Findly

January 12, 1922 - November 28, 2016

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Lee Bert Findly of Mclean, Virginia, passed away on 28 November, 2016. He was born on 12 January, 1922 in Enid, Oklahoma, and raised in Emporia, Kansas. He attended college for two years before entering the US Naval Academy in August of 1941, as a member of the class of 1945, graduating in 1944 because of acceleration due to WWII. He made three war patrols on the submarine USS Peto. He served on 7 submarines during his career and also taught at the US submarine school. He was executive officer of USS Bang. He commanded...

Lee Bert Findly of Mclean, Virginia, passed away on 28 November, 2016. He was born on 12 January, 1922 in Enid, Oklahoma, and raised in Emporia, Kansas. He attended college for two years before entering the US Naval Academy in August of 1941, as a member of the class of 1945, graduating in 1944 because of acceleration due to WWII. He made three war patrols on the submarine USS Peto. He served on 7 submarines during his career and also taught at the US submarine school. He was executive officer of USS Bang. He commanded USS Marlin and USS Spikefish. He also served as the senior submarine officer on the NATO staff of CINCAFMED while stationed on the island of Malta. He attended the US Naval Post Graduate School, earning a Masters Degree in Management. He retired in 1965 as a Commander. He then accepted a civil service position and served as Senior Assistant for Undersea Warfare in the Office of Naval Intelligence for ten years, retiring as a supergrade. After time spent fishing, golfing and vacationing in Spain, Bert was recruited by the InterNational Research Institute, a think tank in McLean, Virginia, where he worked for an additional ten years.
Bert was an active member of St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church in McLean, Virginia. He previously served on the board of the Virginia Wildlife Federation. He was also a member of the Resident Life Committee of Vinson Hall in McLean.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 72 years, Marjorie Kathryn Findly, his son Robert Craig Findly and wife Mary Beth of Athens, Georgia, daughter Jane Findly Marvin and husband Gary of Kingwood Texas, four grandchildren, Caroline, Ross, Kimberly, and Cody, and three great-grandchildren, Mallory, Levi, and Garrett.