Robert A. Kentis, CIA officer

September 3, 2013

Robert A. Kentis, a retired CIA officer whose assignments included intelligence work in Laos and Australia, analytical duty at CIA headquarters and liaison officer with Strategic Air Command in Omaha, died Aug. 13 at Inova Fairfax Hospital. He was 74.

The cause was cancer, said his daughter, Samantha Connelly.

Mr. Kentis worked at the CIA from 1963 to 2003 and continued on contract in retirement.

Robert Alan Kentis, a Vienna resident, was born in Morristown, N.J. He graduated in 1960 from Rutgers University in New Jersey and did graduate study at the Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs.

He had vacationed at many of the national parks in the United States.

Survivors include his wife of 42 years, Mary Elizabeth Brown Kentis of Vienna; and a daughter, Samantha Connelly of Falls Church.

— Bart Barnes

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