Adam Francis Dydak – Tech 4, United States Army Central Intelligence Agency Analyst

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Adam Francis Dydak, 83,a former Russian analyst at the Central Intelligence Agency, died of prostate cancer February 17, 2004, at his home in Silver Spring, Maryland.

Mr. Dydak was born in Chicago. During World War II, the Army sent him to a specialized training program at Harvard University to study Russian. He later served in the infantry in France and was discharged as a radar operator. He received a Purple Heart.

In 1946, he graduated from the University of Illinois and completed two years at the university's law school. He attended the Russian Language School in Berkeley, California, in 1948.

Mr. Dydak worked as a translator and project chief at the CIA from 1950 until 1980. Upon retiring in 1980, he received the Career Intelligence Medal.

He was a member and usher at Calvary Lutheran Church in Silver Spring.

Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Miriam Hass Dydak of Silver Spring; three children, Nancy Dydak Johnson of Silver Spring, Adam John Dydak of Waynesville, North Carolina, and Karl Michael Dydak of Quinton, Virginia; a brother; and four grandchildren.


On Tuesday, February 17, 2004, beloved husband of Miriam Dydak; father of Nancy Dydak (Robert Johnson), Adam John Dydak, Karl (Sara) Dydak; grandfather of Kate and Andrew Dydak and Rob and Greg Johnson; brother of Boleslaus Dydak.

Interment at Arlington National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the above church or to a charity of your choice.


  • VETERAN SERVICE DATES: 10/05/1942 – 12/21/1945
  • DATE OF BIRTH: 02/22/1920
  • DATE OF DEATH: 02/17/2004
  • DATE OF INTERMENT: 03/08/2004
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