Judith M. Pitcher, 58, who retired in 1995 as director of the program analysis division at the Consumer Product Safety Commission, died Oct. 5 at a medical center in Kansas City, Mo. She had suffered a stroke.
Mrs. Pitcher lived in Washington for 27 years and moved to Lexington, Mo., last year.
Mrs. Pitcher was with the safety commission for much of her time in Washington, starting as a senior economist with the bureau of economic analysis.
She later was director of the special studies division.
Mrs. Pitcher was a native of the Freeport, Ill., area and a graduate of Tulane University. She received a master's degree in economics from Northwestern University, where she also studied toward a doctorate and was a Woodrow Wilson fellow.
She began her career as an assistant at the Econometrics Research Center in Evanston, Ill., and was an economics instructor at Northwestern and at Roosevelt University. She also taught at the University of Kentucky. She was a consultant and an economist with the Price Commission in the early 1970s.
Mrs. Pitcher was a member of Omicron Delta Epsilon economics honorary society, National Economists Club, National Association of Professional and Executive Women, Chevy Chase Citizens Association, Washington Women Economists, American Economics Association and the board of Palisades Pool Association; treasurer and social director of Montgomery County Single Parents; and a referee and official of Montgomery County Swim League.
Her marriages to Hugh Martin Pitcher and Ron Aaron Eisenberg ended in divorce.
Survivors include her companion, Allen Brauninger of Lexington, Mo.; two daughters from her first marriage, Elizabeth Ann Pitcher of Takoma Park and Susan Reid Pitcher of Bethesda; a son from her second marriage, Mitchell David Eisenberg, a Navy ensign stationed in Newport, R.I.; and two sisters.