Matthew J. Perun

CIA Purchasing Officer

Matthew J. Perun, 81, a purchasing agent for the Central Intelligence Agency who was posted to Okinawa, Saigon and New York, died of cancer Nov. 3 at the Alexandria home of his daughter. A resident of the Washington area off and on for more than 30 years, he moved in 1973 from Falls Church to Spring Hill, Kan.

Mr. Perun was born in Shenandoah, Pa. He worked for the Social Security Administration in Washington prior to World War II and served in the Navy in the Pacific during the war.

In the late 1940s, he did purchasing work for the Labor Department and then began a 25-year career with the CIA.

He was a member of Knights of Columbus, St. Jude's Catholic Church in Rockville and the Logistics Retirees Association.

His wife, Lina Perun, died in 1991.

Survivors include two children, Karen Harris of Alexandria and Wayne Perun of Dallas; and a brother.

Margaret S. Brown

Executive Secretary

Margaret S. Brown, 79, a former Bethesda and Washington resident who retired in 1983 after 15 years as executive secretary to the director of the Agriculture Department graduate school program, died of complications from a brain tumor Nov. 8 at Frederick Memorial Hospital.

Mrs. Brown, who graduated from a business school in her native Nashville, came to the Washington area in the early 1960s.

Before moving to Shepherdstown, W.Va., in 1985, she was active in a number of organizations including the Ministry Studies Board of Washington and St. Mark Presbyterian Church in Bethesda, where she was a charter member, an elder and clerk of session.

Survivors include her husband of more than 56 years, J.D. Brown of Shepherdstown; three children, Janet B. Weston of Lubec, Maine, Patricia Brown of Arlington and William D. Brown of Washington; and three grandchildren.