- The Washington Times - Tuesday, March 30, 2004

Robert Francis McQueeney, 76,artist, retired analyst Robert Francis McQueeney, an artist and retired analyst for the Army, died of metastatic colon cancer March 16 in his home on St. Leonard Creek in Calvert County, Md. He was 76. Mr. McQueeney was born in the District. He attended Gonzaga and St. John’s high schools. He served as a gunner aboard the USS West Virginia during World War II. He graduated from the Columbia Technical Institute in 1949, and spent most of his career in the field of graphic arts. After being employed 10 years as the art director of John I. Thompson Co. in the District, he joined the management team of Creative Arts Studio. From 1965 until his retirement in 1988, Mr. McQueeney was a presentation specialist and management analyst for the Department of the Army. He was part of an award-winning production team and was recognized by the Army for his pioneer work on its “Lessons Learned” program. Mr. McQueeney was an accomplished wildlife artist, and many of his paintings are in private collections nationwide. An avid supporter of Ducks Unlimited Inc., he donated original paintings and prints and was twice honored as Artist of the Year. Mr. McQueeney demonstrated enthusiasm for golf by crafting custom clubs as well as playing the game. He often spent time fishing, crabbing and boating with his children and grandchildren. He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Elaine McQueeney; a son, Robert B. McQueeney of Willards, Md.; two daughters, Anne North of Chestertown, Md., and Joyce Carey of California, Md.; a sister, Joan Francischelli of Chesapeake Beach, Md.; 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services have been held. The family requests that memorial contributions be made to Calvert Hospice, P.O. Box 838, Prince Frederick, MD 20678.

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