Dorothy E. Luck, CIA analyst and Foreign Service officer

February 19, 2013
Dorothy E. Luck
CIA analyst and Foreign Service officer

Dorothy E. Luck, 88, an analyst specializing in Eastern Europe for the Central Intelligence Agency’s Directorate of Intelligence from 1960 until her retirement in 1980, died Jan. 28 at Inova Fairfax Hospital.

She had a stroke, her son, John Luck, said.

Earlier in her career, Mrs. Luck was a Foreign Service officer and had postings in Italy, Hungary and Japan. In 1952, she left the service due to a department policy following her marriage to fellow officer Edwin Luck.

Dorothy Edna Sonnenberg was born in Chicago. She moved to Washington in the early 1940s and settled in Vienna in the early 1960s.

Survivors include her husband of 61 years, Edwin Luck, and a son, John Luck, both of Vienna.

— Megan McDonough

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