Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Theodore M. Anderson CIA Officer

Theodore M. "Ted" Anderson, 87, a retired senior security officer for the Central Intelligence Agency, died Feb. 6 of congestive heart failure at Affinity Medical Center in Massillon, Ohio. He moved to Massillon from Rockville in 1990.

Mr. Anderson served in the CIA from 1948 until his retirement in 1979. He received the Career Intelligence Medal. He continued working for the agency on contract until 1989.

Theodore Martin Anderson was born in Chicago and graduated from Northwestern University. He served in the Navy during World War II.

He was formerly a member of the Lutheran Church of St. Andrew in Silver Spring and later of the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd in Olney.

His first wife, of 40 years, Amelia Kurpjuweit Anderson, died in 1989.

A son, Tom Anderson, died in 1996.

Survivors include his wife of 18 years, Jackie Kar Anderson of Massillon; two daughters from his first marriage, Deaconess Margaret Anderson of Birmingham, Ala., and Kathy Folkes of Germantown; six grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.

-- Matt Schudel

Mildred April Homemaker

Mildred April, 95, a native Washingtonian who assisted her husband, an allergist, before becoming a homemaker, died Feb. 16 at Sibley Memorial Hospital of congestive heart failure.

She was born Mildred Kaminsky, the daughter of immigrant parents from Russia and Poland. She was a 1930 graduate of the old Business High School in the District, where she was an editor and writer for the school's literary magazine, the Balance Sheet, and a member of the glee club and the math club.

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