Klyne F. Pearcy, 94, who retired from the U.S. Information Agency in 1974 after a three-decade career with the federal government, died Oct. 21 at the Kensington Park retirement community.
He had atherosclerotic heart disease and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, said his son Michael K. Pearcy.
Mr. Pearcy, a research analyst, had worked at USIA for more than a decade. He specialized in fields including Soviet affairs and had previously worked at the State Department.
Klyne Francis Pearcy was born in Jamesport, Mo. He was a 1941 graduate of Chillicothe Business College in Missouri and a 1950 economics graduate of the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Fla.
He served with the Army Air Forces in the China-Burma-India theater during World War II. His decorations included two awards of the Bronze Star Medal.
Mr. Pearcy was a former resident of Chevy Chase, where he belonged to St. John’s Episcopal Church.
His wife of 67 years, Christine Cross Pearcy, died in September.
Survivors include two sons, Michael K. Pearcy of Bellingham, Wash., and Stephan F. Pearcy of the District.
— Emily Langer