Lawrence Earl Moranda
Lieuenant Colonel, United States Army
Central Intelligence Agency Officer
a contemporary press report:
L.E. "Earl" Moranda, 91, who served in the Central Intelligence Agency for 23 years before retiring in 1970 as an administrative officer, died of cancer October 8, 1999 at the Washington Home Hospice. He lived in Washington.
He joined the CIA when the agency was established in 1947. He was a research analyst before going to Lebanon, where he served from 1952 to 1956. He then returned to Washington, where he worked until retiring.
Mr. Moranda attended Los Angeles City College
in his native California before coming to Washington in about 1940 as a
civilian employee of Army Intelligence. During World War II, he was commissioned
in the Army and served in Army Intelligence and then in Army Air Forces
Mr. Moranda continued to work for the government in a civilian capacity after the war and later retired from the Army Reserve as a lieutenant colonel.
In retirement, he spent 25 years as a volunteer with Common Cause. He also traveled and became a gourmet cook and was a fan of the Washington Redskins football team.
Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Lorene
B. "Becky" Moranda of Washington; a son, Stephen P., of St. Augustine,
Fla.; a daughter, Christine Moranda of Columbus, Ohio; and two grandchildren.
Another son, Robert B., died in 1993.
On Friday, October 8, 1999, of Washington,
DC, beloved husband of Lorene B. ''Becky'' Moranda; father of Stephen
P. (Susan) Moranda, Christine Moranda and the late Robert B. Moranda. Also
survived by two grandchildren. Services and inurnment will be held on Monday,
October 25, 10 a.m., at Arlington National Cemetery, where friends may
assemble at the Administration Building at 9:30 a.m. Memorial contributions
may be made to Washington Home and Hospice, 3720 Upton St., NW, Washington,