June Greenberg

Federal Official, Church Leader

June Greenberg, 87, an economist, church leader and political delegate, died Sept. 4 at her home in Fairfax County. She had dementia.

Mrs. Greenberg came to Washington in 1942 and was an economist with the wartime Office of Price Administration. She worked briefly in New York for a publisher of information about wartime regulations before joining the Red Cross in 1944. She served in the Philippines and, after the end of World War II, in Japan.

She settled permanently in Washington in 1946 as a member of President Harry S. Truman's Advisory Commission on Universal Military Training. She later became a senior analyst with the State Department's Bureau of Intelligence, where she worked closely with the Central Intelligence Agency on postwar reconstruction projects in Europe.

She left the government in 1953 to raise her family.

Mrs. Greenberg was born in New York City and was a 1940 graduate of Hunter College in New York. She had first met her future husband in Washington in 1942 and encountered him again while they both were stationed in the Philippines and Japan. They were married in 1951.

Mrs. Greenberg lived in Falls Church for many years and was a member of the League of Women Voters. She was a delegate to the Virginia state Democratic convention in 1960 and worked on many political campaigns through the years.

She was a catechism teacher at St. Philip Catholic Church in Falls Church and managed her church's Meals on Wheels program. Her other interests included travel.

Survivors include her husband of 54 years, Isidore "Irv" Greenberg of Fairfax County; five children, Paul Greenberg of San Francisco, Kenneth Greenberg of Montara, Calif., Stephen Greenberg of Atlanta, Robert Greenberg of Fairfax County and Judith Greenberg of Washington; and six grandchildren.