Ida Hogye, 64, a Fairfax County librarian since 1957 and a resident of Falls Church since 1949, died of cancer Monday at Northern Virginia Doctors Hospital.
A native of Budapest, Hungary, Mrs. Hogye earned bachelor's degrees in education and social work there in the mid-1930s. From 1937 to 1941, she was in France as a member of the Hungarian Social Mission, returning to Budapest in 1942 as an aide to the mayor of that city. After World War II, she worked in Hungary's moderate-leftist republic before the Communist coup d'etat in 1948.
She and her husband, Michael Hogye, who became an editor for the Voice of America, then came to the United States, settling in Falls Church the following year.
Mrs. Hogye worked as an aide for the Hungarian National Committee after moving to this area. In 1963, she earned a master's degree in library science from Catholic University. Besides serving as a Fairfax County branch librarian, she helped initiate the Fairfax County library system's first Outreach Program for needy children. She was assigned to the George Mason regional branch for the past 10 years.
Besides her husband, survivors include two sons, Michael and Stephen, both of Springfield, and a grandson.