Barry L. Stevenson
1938 - 2015
Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, Inc.
50 South Broad Street
Waynesboro, PA
Barry L. Stevenson, 76, of 422 W. Main St., Waynesboro, Pennsylvania, died Monday morning, Feb. 2, 2015, in his home.
Born July 9, 1938, in Waynesboro, he was the son of the late Paul H. and Kathryn (Heefner) Stevenson.
He graduated from Waynesboro Area Senior High School with the class of 1956. He later received his Bachelor's Degree from Elizabethtown College in 1960 and his Master's Degree from the University of Michigan in 1961. He also took courses at Stanford University and graduated from the U.S. National War College in 1984, where he taught as a professor from 1984-87.
Mr. Stevenson served as a military policeman with the United States Army from 1961-1963 in both Germany and France.
He and his wife of over 19 years, Joyce (Brown) Rivera Stevenson, were married on March 25, 1995, in Smithsburg, Maryland.
Mr. Stevenson worked with the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency as an Intelligence Officer from 1965 until his retirement as the CIA's Deputy Director of East Asian Analysis in 1997. During his time in the CIA, he was a member of the U.S. Arms Control and European Security delegations to international negotiations, spent time as a Senior Duty Officer at the CIA Operations Center, and also served for a time as a Special Investigator for the CIA Office of the Inspector General. Following his retirement, he worked part time on contract as Director of Central Intelligence Ombudsman for Issues of Politicization of Intelligence.
He was a member of Welty Church of the Brethren, Smithsburg, Maryland, where he was a Sunday school teacher and chaired the Board of Administration from 2002-2011. He was also a member of the Waynesboro Civil Service Commission for many years. He served as a Trustee at Elizabethtown College, where he chaired the Board of Trustees Academic Affairs Committee.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by one daughter, Dr. Elizabeth Stevenson and her husband, Dr. Chaitan Narsule, of Somerville, Massachusetts; one stepson, Dan Rivera and his wife, Norma of Las Vegas, Nevada; one stepgrandson, Danny Rivera; one brother, Paul Stevenson and his wife, Sue of Morgantown, West Virginia; and a number of nieces, nephews, and cousins.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Bruce Stevenson.
Services will be held at 12 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015, in Welty Church of the Brethren, 13465 Greensburg Road, Smithsburg, Maryland, with Rev. Michael Manthos officiating. Burial will follow in Ringgold Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Friday evening, in Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: The Antietam Humane Society, 8513 Lyons Road, Waynesboro, PA 17268, or Lutheran Home Care and Hospice, 2700 Luther Drive, Chambersburg, PA 17202.
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Published by The RecordHerald on Feb. 3, 2015.
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Welty Church of the Brethren
13465 Greensburg Road, Smithsburg, MD
Ringgold Cemetery
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Missing your smile and your voice
Joyce Rivera
April 27, 2015
Sadly miss, but he and Stevenson Family share
the wonderful Memory with us at Jade Cottage Cafe ,Remember For ever Jade Ellis
February 4, 2015
What a Shock ! WE have lost a very good friend. God bless the family.
February 3, 2015
Barry Stevenson was a close friend and a good colleague for nearly fifty years. We traveled together while serving in the CIA, and we taught together while teaching at the National War College. His modesty and decency were exemplary. In facing a terrible illness, he was both stalwart and valiant. Barry will not be forgotten. Mel Goodman
February 3, 2015
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