Gustave Saridakis, foreign aid specialist

Gustave Saridakis, 94, a foreign aid specialist and former FBI agent who retired from the State Department in 1974, died Nov. 7 at his home in Rockville.

He had congestive heart failure, said his son Anthony Saridakis.

Mr. Saridakis worked for the government for more than two decades in the fields of diplomatic affairs and foreign aid, including as a foreign assistance inspector with the State Department. Earlier in his career, he had been an FBI agent in Charlotte, Chicago and Washington.

After his retirement, he did consulting work for the State Department, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, the Energy Department and the Peace Corps.

Gustave Saridakis was born in Monessen, Pa. He was a 1941 graduate of Ohio University, where he studied commerce and business. He served with the Marine Corps in the Pacific during World War II.

He was a member of St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Washington, the Manor Country Club in Aspen Hill and the Maryland Interclub Senior Golf Association.

Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Helen Alex Saridakis of Rockville; three children, Anthony Saridakis of Olney, Christine Saridakis of Santa Fe, N.M., and Dean Saridakis of Nokesville; and five grandchildren.

— Emily Langer