The Washington Post-- Matt Schudel
James Roy Hagemeyer
James Roy Hagemeyer, 76, a retired NASA
electronics technician, died Jan. 31, 2008 of a heart
attack at his daughter's home in Brunswick, Ga. He
lived in Bowie.
Mr. Hagemeyer, who went by Roy, was born in
Washington and graduated from Eastern High
School (1950), where he was a member of the
glee club. He attended the University of Maryland,
then served in the Army during the Korean War.
He was working at the Naval Research Laboratory when he was assigned to the newly
formed NASA in 1958. He worked on the payloads of experimental
rockets until his retirement in 1986.
Mr. Hagemeyer was a member of the Elks and Veterans of Foreign Wars, and he
attended Christian Community Presbyterian Church in Bowie.
He was a past president of a community association in Ocean City, where he had a
second home. A son, James Roy Hagemeyer Jr., died in 2005.
Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Peggy Loving Hagemeyer of Bowie; two
children, John V. Hagemeyer of Whidbey Island, Wash., and Sherri Trudeau of
Brunswick; a sister, Margery Patten of Owings; five grandchildren; and three