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WARD K. GREENE

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WARD K. GREENE  

An internal security specialist, retired from the Central Intelligence Agency, died on October 29, 2012 in Tucson, AZ. Mr. Greene was born in Batavia, NY in 1932 and was a graduate of Otego Central School in 1950 and Hartwick College, both in NY in 1954. He served in the Army's Counterintelligence Corp from 1954 to 1956 and joined the CIA in 1957. Ward retired from full-time employment with the CIA in 1983 and then served both in the Agency as an instructor and writer and as an investigator with a private investigative firm on a contract basis from 1983 to 1993. Ward spent his formative years in the Otego/Oneonta, NY area and married Jean M. Foster in 1954. After 1957, he and Jean lived in Sterling and Front Royal, VA until 1986, when they moved to Grand Junction, CO. In 1990, Jean and Ward moved to Tucson, AZ. They had served in Bonn, Germany, Miami, FL and Washington, DC while with the agency. Ward was an avid reader and book collector and had a large library of both books and records. He served as the emcee of the Lucketts Bluegrass Concerts until moving to Colorado, as well as carrying out a similar function at the Lucketts Fair. In Colorado, he worked for the public radio station as an operations officer and as an on air programmer, hosing a weekly bluegrass music show. Ward was also a published author, having had several articles published in "Bluegrass Unlimited", a monthly publication devoted to bluegrass and old time music, as well as an unclassified article published in the "Studies in Intelligence" an internal CIA publication. Ward is survived by his wife, Jean; two children, Steve (Debbie) of Janesville, WI, Trish (Brien) Christoferson of Henderson, NV; two brothers, Barry (Barbara) of Franklin, NC, Dennis (Carol) of Sidney, NY. Ward was cremated. Memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society.
Arrangements by Adair Funeral Home,
Tucson, AZ.


Published in The Washington Post on Nov. 7, 2012
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