Christina Kloss, 94, an architect who retired from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in 1984, died Feb. 6 at George Washington University Hospital in Washington.
She had cardiovascular disease, said her friend and executor, Thomas Donohue.
Krystyna Wyktoria Wyszynska was born in Krakow, Poland, and attended classes at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. In 1948, she received a master’s degree in architecture from Krakow University of Technology, where she then worked as an assistant professor of architecture and interior design. She moved to the Washington area in the late 1950s and lived in the District. In 1959, she went to work at the Housing and Home Finance Agency, HUD’s predecessor.
During World War II, she was involved in the Polish underground against Nazi occupiers, according to her niece Maria Wyszynska. Mrs. Kloss received the Armia Krajowa Cross, a Polish military decoration, in 1985, her niece said.
Her husband of 60 years, Stephen Kloss, died in 2004. She had no immediate survivors.
— Megan McDonough