- The Washington Times - Monday, September 19, 2005

David F. Sheehan, a retired systems analyst, died Aug. 30 of cancer at George Washington University Hospital. He was 78.

Mr. Sheehan was born in Hartford, Conn. He was drafted into the military during his senior year at Roman Catholic High School in Philadelphia and served in the Army during World War II.

After his service, he enrolled at Harvard University and joined the ROTC. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in economics and joined the Air Force, where he served as a lieutenant.

After leaving the Air Force, Mr. Sheehan worked as a manager in the computer department for the C&O; Railroad in Baltimore. He then worked as a systems analyst for National Computer Analysts in Princeton, N.J., before taking a job as a systems analyst for a private company in the District.

An avid reader, Mr. Sheehan loved to debate and discuss the issues of the day with his friends and residents at St. Mary’s Court, a retirement home in Foggy Bottom.

Mr. Sheehan is survived by his brother, John Sheehan, of Newtown, Pa.

Burial will be 10 a.m. on Sept. 21 at Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors.

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