Formerly of Middletown, N.Y.

Lois H. Washinko, a former CIA Intelligence Analyst and Fairfax County VA teacher, died July 25, 2007.

Mrs. Washinko was born in Middletown, N.Y. and currently was residing in Audubon, Pa.

Mrs. Washinko graduated from SUNY Albany and received her master's degree from George Mason University in Virginia. After graduation she was employed by the CIA, serving tours of duty in Central America and Japan. After her marriage to John Washinko, she moved to Vienna, Va. and became a community activist in Fairfax County. She was the Chairman of the Fairfax/Falls Church Health and Welfare Council and worked on its anti-poverty committee, as well as its Daycare Committee. The latter defined day care needs in Fairfax and its report was instrumental in the establishment of in-school daycare in Fairfax County schools, one of the earliest programs of this type.

She served as a Girl Scout leader and as a volunteer for the American Heart Association. She also co-founded the Fairfax Voluntary Action Center which brought volunteers into many aspects of daily life in Fairfax. She was a longtime member of the American Association of University Women, serving as President of both the Falls Church and Fredericksburg VA chapters. Mrs. Washinko was also a member of the Association of Former Intelligence Officers.

She was an avid collector of American crafts and art glass and she was a member of the International Perfume Bottle Association.

Mrs. Washinko was predeceased by her husband, John. She is survived by her children: Shawn of Tampa, Fla., Kerry of Fresno, Calif. and Carla of Norristown, Pa. She is also survived by a sister, Patricia Chatterton-Rooney of Needham, Mass.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations to the Arthritis Foundation, PO Box 96280 Washington, DC 20077.

Arrangements are being handled by The Donohue Funeral Home, 3300 West Chester Pike, Newtown Square, PA 610-353-6300