Obituaries

Richard A. Johnson

18 February 2021

Richard A. Johnson died in Houston, Texas on February 18, 2021. He was 86 years old. Richard worked in Dhahran from 1977 to 1995 as Project Manager with the Project Management Organization on several major projects throughout the Kingdom.

Katherine Louise Simon

31 October 1955 - 16 February 2021

Katherine Louise Simon, 65, died February 16, 2021 at her home in Keene, NH. She was born on October 31, 1955 in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, daughter of Thomas Simon and Kit Nan Simon.

Adele LaBrecque

7 March 1927 - 11 February 2021

Adele LaBrecque during her nearly 94 years studied art at Black Mountain College in North Carolina, danced the flamenco in New York City, and journeyed to Dharan, Saudi Arabia, as a single woman in the 1950s to work in public relations for Aramco Oil Co.

Lorraine E. Ledlie

9 February 2021

Lorraine E. (Nadeau) Ledlie, 95, of Smithfield, died on Tuesday February 9, 2021. She was the wife of the late James E. Ledlie, Lt. Col. USAF (Ret.).

Thomas Alva Pledge, Jr.

14 July 1934 - 9 February 2021

Thomas Alva Pledge, Jr. left his earthly home on Feb 9, 2021. Tom was born in Des Moines, Iowa on July 14, 1934 and, obviously, was named after his father, who was named after Thomas Alva Edison. Since his father moved out when Tom was about two, he never got to know him or hear from him again.

James McDonald

8 April 1933 - 7 February 2021

James "Jim" McDonald passed away at age 87, on Sunday, February 7, 2021, in Knoxville, Tennessee. With courage and a sense of humor he battled serious medical issues in recent years.

Dympnia Judge Jessich

5 February 2021

Dympnia (aka Dympna) Marie Judge Jessich passed away peacefully in her sleep on February 5, 2021 in Austin, Texas. She was 87. She was predeceased by her parents, Michael Judge and Mary Ann Fallen Judge, her husband, Frank Jessich, her twin brother, Fr. Mychal Judge, O.F.M., Chaplain, FDNY and her sister Erin McTernan.

Syed Shujaat Ali

31 January 2021

Our beloved brotherly friend, Syed Shujaat Ali, badge #71757 passed away on Sunday, January 31, 2021, in Chicago, USA and burial was held on Monday, February 01, 2021 at Asar Prayer time.

Mohammad Wajihuddin

25 January 2021

Ex-employee of Saudi Aramco, Mr. Mohammad Wajihuddin, ID No. 72755, fell prey to deadly Covid-19 on January 25, 2021 in a local Hospital in Karachi, Pakistan.

Abdul Hamid Fazal

20 March 1944 - 22 January 2021

Abdul Hamid Fazal, an ex-employee of Dhahran Laboratory Department of Saudi Arabian Oil Company, badge No. 72911, passed away on Friday, January 22nd at the age of 76 years. He was surrounded by his loved ones.

James W. Young

2 February 1928 - 15 January 2021

James W. (Jim) Young, Ed.D. passed into the presence of the Lord on January 15, 2021 in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin just short of his 93rd birthday. He was born February 2, 1928, to William L. Young and Marguerite Nuesse Young in Indianapolis.

Stuart Kraft Baer

8 August 1931 - 14 January 2021

Stuart Kraft "Stu" Baer, 89 formerly of Coseytown Road passed away on Thursday, January 14, 2021 at his home. Born in Paramount, Maryland on August 8, 1931, he was the son of the late Norman Henry and Sara Jane Kraft Baer.