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Juliana Munsing, 89, an assistant to the music director at the National Gallery of Art from 1983 until she retired in 2006, died April 25 at a retirement community in Philadelphia of complications from a stroke.

Mrs. Munsing started working in the events office at the National Gallery in 1976. From 1969 to 1971, she was the assistant to the director of Project Hope, an international health and humanitarian organization.

Juliana Dembicki was a Detroit native and a 1941 music and English graduate of Central Michigan University. She first moved to Washington in the early 1940s and worked as a cryptanalyst for the FBI and in intelligence for the Army Map Service.

During the 1950s, while living in Europe, she was an interpreter for the CIA. She was a District resident from 1975 until she moved to Philadelphia in 2007.

Her husband of 47 years, Stefan Munsing, died in 1994. Survivors include two children, Stefanie Munsing Winkelbauer of Vienna, Austria, and Peter Munsing of Wyomissing, Pa.; and three grandsons.

Lauren Wiseman

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