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George S. Walochik, 74, a retired Central Intelligence Agency geographic analyst, died February 12, 1999 at his home in Vienna, Virginia, after a stroke.
Mr. Walochik joined the CIA in 1950. Early in his career with the agency, he served 18 months in Germany, then settled in the Washington area. He specialized in the geography of Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union. He retired from the CIA in 1981.
He was born in Pittsburgh and served in the Army in infantry units in Europe during World War II, and he participated in combat operations in five campaigns. After the war, he graduated from what is now Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and he received a master's degree in geography at Northwestern University.
He served in the Army Reserve, retiring as a major in 1984.
From 1958 to 1981, Mr. Walochik was a part-time geography instructor at Prince George's Community College. After retiring from the CIA, he was an adjunct professor of geography at George Mason University for nine years.
He was an elder and Sunday school teacher at Bethel United Church of Christ in Arlington.
He did volunteer work at the Patrick Henry Library in Vienna and helped deliver Meals on Wheels in Arlington.
Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Patricia Walochik of Arlington; two children, Jeffrey Walochik of Atlanta and Krista Walochik of Madrid; two sisters, Yolan Katona of Fairfax and Ruth Toth of Munhall, Pa.; and three granddaughters.
WALOCHIK, GEORGE S.
On Friday, February 12, 1999, of Vienna, VA, beloved husband of Pat Walochik; father of Krista and Jeff Walochik. He is also survived by two sisters and three granddaughters. Memorial services will be held on Tuesday, February 16 at 7:30 p.m. at the Bethel United Church of Christ, 4347 Arlington Blvd., Arlington, VA. Interment will be at a later date in Arlington National Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the church.
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