We are sorry to inform the Lee community that Pat McHale III, class of
1975, passed on Sunday June 15, 2003. What follows is from the
June 28 Washington Post.
Austin Patrick "Pat"
McHale III, 46, a senior analyst who worked for 23 years at the State
Department, died of kidney cancer June 15 at his Springfield home.
He was assigned to the office of foreign assistance programs and
budget, where he was a senior adviser on the State Department's
foreign operations budget.
Mr. McHale was born in Alexandria and raised in Springfield. He was a
graduate of Lee High School and James Madison University. He received
a master's degree in national resource strategy from the National
He began his career as a clerk typist at the State Department and
became a budget analyst in the Bureau of Financial Management. Later,
he was special assistant to the deputy assistant secretary for
operations, financial planning coordinator in the office of the
comptroller and director of compliance in the office of the inspector
Mr. McHale was also deputy executive director of the Bureau of Oceans
and International Environment and Scientific Affairs and director of
the office of technology development in the Bureau of Consular
His honors included the department's Superior Honor Award and two
Meritorious Honor Awards.
Survivors include his wife, Sharon J. McHale; a son, Austin M. McHale;
his parents, Austin and Angela McHale of Springfield; a brother,
Stephen McHale, also of Springfield; and a sister, Deborah McHale
Comstock of Charlotte.