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AITKEN ROBERT DOUGLAS AITKEN Robert D. Aitken, 84, of McLean, VA, passed away peacefully of heart failure on April 24, 2013, at the Great Falls Assisted Living Facility after a long battle with Alzheimer's. Bob is survived by his wife of 55 years, Carol; his two daughters, Emily Aitken of Washington, DC and Barbara McCrory of Leesburg, VA; son-in-law, Kevin McCrory; and three grandchildren, Ian, Timothy and Margaret. Bob is also survived by his cousin, Father Robert Fritz; sister-in-law, Theresa Aitken; nephews, Charles and Douglas Aitken - all of whom reside in New Jersey, where Bob was born and raised - and two nieces, Kathi Greyhosky of Bentleyville, PA and Teresa Maddox of Oldsmar, FL. A 1951 graduate of LaSalle University in Philadelphia, Bob attended law school at Georgetown University before accepting employment with the Central Intelligence Agency in 1952, where he served his country faithfully for 40 years. He was devoted to his work and enjoyed postings to Bangkok, Benghazi, Dakar, London, Dar es Salaam, Brussels, and Ankara. He was awarded both the Distinguished Intelligence Medal and the Distinguished Service Medal. Bob also served honorably in the Armed Forces of the United States in occupied Korea in 1946-47 and again during the Korean War. Bob was a man of intellect, principle, and integrity, with a keen sense of humor and great skill as an extemporaneous speaker. He will be missed by everyone who knew him. He had a good life. A memorial service will be held in the chapel at Murphy's Funeral Home in Falls Church, VA at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 18. Family will begin receiving friends at 10:30 a.m. There will be a buffet reception afterwards at Kazan's Restaurant in McLean, VA. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the
National Capital Area Chapter, 3701 Pender Drive, Suite 400, Fairfax, VA 22030. Donations can also be made by phone at 703-359-4440 or online.In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the
National Capital Area Chapter, 3701 Pender Drive, Suite 400, Fairfax, VA 22030. Donations can also be made by phone at 703-359-4440 or online.
Published in The Washington Post on May 5, 2013