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Raymond James Gengler, 88, of Vancouver, WA, formerly of Catonsville, MD and Laurel, MD, passed away on December 14, 2012. Jim was the beloved husband of Margaret Tyson Gengler of Vancouver, WA, loving father of Anne Gengler of Redmond, WA, Katherine Brown, of Coppell, TX and Jeanne Mason of Portland, OR, and loving grandfather of Alison Brown of Dallas, TX and Gordon Brown of Norman, OK. He served as a weather researcher for the U.S. Army during World War II. He later graduated from Marquette University with a PhB in Romance Languages, and Georgetown University with a BSFS in International Trade and Finance. During his 34-year Federal government career he served as a liaison to the British Foreign Office, an attache with the U.S. Mission to the U.N. in Geneva, and a supervisor and senior staff officer with the National Security Agency. Upon retirement in 1980 he received the Meritorious Civilian Service Award. During his 32-year retirement he enjoyed many activities, most notably cooking and silver jewelry making. A funeral Mass will be celebrated on March 16, 2013 at 11 a.m. in Our Lady of the Angels Chapel at Charlestown Retirement Community, Baltimore, MD. Interment will be private.

Published in The Washington Post on Dec. 20, 2012
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