Austin Gordon Smith, 58, a property manager with the Charles E. Smith real estate company and a former government employe, died of a heart ailment July 31 at George Washington University Hospital. He lived in Alexandria.
He worked for the Central Intelligence Agency from 1955 to 1962, then spent 22 years on the staff of the House Appropriations Committee's defense subcommittee. He worked for Technology Applications Inc. of Arlington for about a year before joining the Charles E. Smith company in 1986.
Mr. Smith, who moved here in the mid-1950s, was a native of Tennessee. He had attended the University of Tennessee and served with the Army in Japan during the Korean War. Mr. Smith was a member of Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Alexandria.
Survivors include his wife, Jean, of Alexandria; two stepsons, Larry Hicks of Washington, and Stephen Hicks of London; a stepdaughter, Charlotte Hicks of Seoul; his stepmother, Housie Smith of Highpoint, N.C.; three brothers, Max, of Covington, Va., Billy, of Toronto, and Donald, of Highpoint, and three grandchildren.
JACK ZLOTNICK, 72, a retired political analyst with the Central Intelligence Agency, died of cancer July 31 at George Washington University Hospital. He lived in Falls Church.
Mr. Zlotnick, who moved to this area in the late 1930s, was born in New York City. He graduated from New York University and earned master's degrees in political science and international relations at George Washington University.
During World War II, he served in the Army and the Office of Strategic Services. In 1949, he joined the CIA. He was a specialist in Chinese and communist affairs when he retired in 1969. He later worked for Analytical Services Inc. in Falls Church.
Survivors include his wife, Amy Wild Zlotnick of Falls Church; one son, Stephen, of New York City; one sister, Priscilla Schwartz of Merrick, N.Y., and one brother, Harold Harrison of Port Jefferson, N.Y.
DOROTHY D. RICHARDS, 94, who grew up in Washington and graduated from Central High School and who moved from this area to Los Angeles in 1959, died of pneumonia July 29 at a hospital in Los Angeles.
Mrs. Richards, who lived in Los Angeles, was born in Pennsylvania. She accompanied her husband, John K. Richards, a Naval officer who retired as a commodore, on various assignments. He died in 1958.
She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
Survivors include two daughters, Jacqueline Stuart of Los Angeles, and Barbara Randall of Vista, Calif.; one brother, Robert H. Dyson of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; 15 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren.