Waclaw Gilewicz, 95, a former Polish army intelligence officer who worked as an analyst and researcher for the Central Intelligence Agency, died of a cardiovascular disorder Oct. 20 at Collingswood Nursing Home in Rockville.
He served as a member of Polish army intelligence from 1927 to 1947, including several years for the Polish government-in-exile during Germany's occupation from 1939 to 1945.
He served as chief of counterintelligence and then chief of Polish Allied Assistance Operations in Northern Europe in the late 1930s. He had assignments in Istanbul, Cairo and London during World War II, and he received the U.S. Bronze Star for helping Allied counterintelligence efforts.
After immigrating to the United States in 1947, he worked five years for the CIA, then he co-owned and managed a farm in Johannesburg from 1952 to 1954, managed a Howard Johnson's restaurant in Arlington for more than 10 years until the mid-1960s and worked as a plant manager for Apollo Thermal Products Co. in Beltsville from 1965 to 1974.
He retired in 1983 as an assistant to the manager at the Ida Mai Co. in Brentwood.
He was born in St. Petersburg, Russia, the son of a Polish father and Russian mother. Mr. Gilewicz fled with his father to Warsaw during the Russian Revolution, and he joined the Polish Army during the Polish-Bolshevik War. The Polish government recognized his service during that war with the 1992 award of that country's Memorial Cross Medal.
His wife, Hanna-Marie Gilewicz, died in 1987.
Survivors include a daughter, Monica Beller of Rockville; a stepdaughter, Aase Berling of Hilton Head, S.C.; two granddaughters; and two great-granddaughters.