Michael N. Fodor: His Best Was for the Family

Lt. Michael N. Fodor, his friends were convinced, had seen every "Jeopardy!" episode before it was on television. "He always knew the answers," said Deborah Fodor, his wife of 28 years. "He had a passion for learning" and a vast collection of antique history books, as well as original copies of the newspapers reporting the attack on Pearl Harbor and the assassination of John F. Kennedy.

Fifteen years ago, the family moved to Warwick, N.Y., because Lieutenant Fodor wanted his children