Mary-Ann S. Rozbicki

mary-ann rozbicki
Mary-Ann S. Rozbicki, age 77, passed away on Sunday, January 13, 2008 at Virginia Hospital Center, Arlington, Virginia. Beloved wife of the late Stephen R. Rozbicki. Devoted mother of Karen Rozbicki and husband Ken Stringer and Chris Rozbicki. Daughter of the late Joseph and Blanche Spodnick. Survived by her sister Leona Menard. Two granddaughters, Sabrina and Dominique Rozbicki and her loving friend, Col. William A. Greynolds, USA (Ret.)

Funeral Home:

Money & King Funeral Home

171 W. Maple Ave.

Vienna, VA

US 22180

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  1. Mary-Ann was my first Office Director when I came to the Agency. She was an inspirational mentor. I am sorry for you loss.

  2. Mary-Ann was a dear friend. I will never forget meeting her at the train station in Maysville on our visit to Lexington, KY. I am sorry for your loss. Bob

  3. Mary-Ann was a great friend to us. We are grateful to have known her. We send our deepest condolences to the Rozbicki family and to her loved ones. Sincerely, Eric and Elena Greynolds

  4. Mary-Ann was a wonderful, talented leader as well as mentor and guide to so many. Her life and accomplishments have influenced and touched so many. Her loss will be keenly felt by so many. My sympathy goes out to her immediate family.

  5. Mary-Ann was my boss for a few years in the 1980s and a valued friend ever since. She was a one-of-a-kind Director of European Analysis. She had a powerful command presence and a regal manner that could be intimidating to new analysts in the hardscrabble CIA world of exacting production standards, overwhelming review and coordination requirements, and fussy customers. She also was easily the most stylishly dressed and elegantly coiffed senior executive at Langley, another striking contrast with her fashion-impaired analysts and staff. We actually monitored her calendar for hairdressing appointments, so we could steal a little decompression time while she was out of the office. But it didn’t take long for any of us to find Mary Ann’s softer side, or her unselfish nature, or her fine sense of humor. She was, in fact, a sympathetic and caring mentor to two generations of CIA analysts—including me. What we all came to see more clearly as the years passed is that Mary Ann Rozbicki was a woman of great personal character and professional accomplishment, with an elemental sense of fairness, a remarkable capacity for friendship, and an enduring concern for the people who worked for her. Her reverence for life was only exceeded by her appetite to enjoy it. I am saddened by her death but grateful for the life she lived so fully and shared so generously.

  6. Mary Ann was one of my favorite managers and friends at the agency. As the Deputy Director for OGI in the early ’80s, she was the most rational–and the only go-to person–on many contentious issues after the John MacMahon reorg of the DI. Moreover, she cared about all her people, and I felt that caring many times as I sought a career path. She will be remembered by me as an incredibly wonderful, competent, and personable colleague. My condolendces to the family on her passing. Alan More

  7. Mary-Ann was a groundbreaker and a role model for women professionals at the CIA. She was among the first women to break the glass ceiling and enter the ranks of senior intelligence professionals, inspiring successive generations of women by her example. She set the standard for professionalism, intelligence, and grace. My heartfelt condolences to her family.

  8. Mary-Ann was a great teacher and mentor. I met her when she was an instructor for a class on intelligence professionalism and she never stopped offering me sound advice and guidance over the years. My family and I extend our deepest sympathies.

  9. My sincere condolences to the Rozbicki family. I was Mary-Ann’s secretary in OER from 1978-79, she was a delightful person to work for. Our paths continued to cross over the years and I have always considered her a good friend.

  10. My thoughts and prayers to all the Rozbiki family on this sad occasion. I am a friend and former colleague of Karen and Ken Stringer. Although I never knew Mary-Ann, I always felt I did from all the warm stories Karen and others told of her. I know I can do little to assuage your sadness, Karen, having just lost my own mother two weeks ago. But I also know that the pangs of both our losses will soon turn to warm memories of our mothers.

  11. Although I did not know Mary-Ann I do work with Chris, her son, and know she must have been a wonderful Mother. Chris and family I am so sorry for your loss and will keep you in my prayers.

  12. The Rozbickis were close friends of my parents, Chuck and Catherine Briggs. I remember playing in their house as a child. Karen, I haven’t seen you since we went to U.Va. but please know you are in my thoughts.

  13. Dear Chris and Karen, Your Mom was a very special lady, and she will be missed by many. You and your families are in our thoughts and prayers. With our deepest sympathy, Pat and Ron Taylor

  14. Mary Ann will be greatly missed by all who knew her. She was a gracious lady who loved to entertain friends and family. Mary Ann was full of energy,wit and charm–I am fortunate to have known her—-My love,sympathy and prayers go to her loving family.

  15. Mary Ann was the office director when I first came to Langley. I was always impressed by the fact that she was one of the first female senior managers that I met. She could be tough as nails, but I got to see the softer side of her. It was a pleasure working with her. I am sorry for your loss. Remember the good times and keep her alive in your heart.

  16. Mary-Ann was a pioneer. She modeled self-confidence, a keen intellect, and the courage to speak her mind; she was one of those rare Queens and Queen-makers. Her positive impact will be forever felt in her profession. To her family and friends, I join you in celebrating a life well lived and mourn her passing.

  17. We extend our condolences to Karen and Chris on their loss of a caring mother and grandmother. Mary-Ann was a valued colleague and friend who, as one of the first senior women in the Agency, served as an inspiration to those who followed.

  18. We wish to extend our sincere and heartfelt condolences to Karen, Chris and all family members on the loss of Mary-Ann. She was a special person, one whom we looked up to as a boss, mentor, and friend. Her leadership at the Agency, her professional demeanor, her caring for those who worked with her, and the continued connection with us even after her retirement are things we will always remember. May her spirit live on always in all of us who knew her.

  19. I’m sorry I missed the news of Mary-Ann’s death until now. She was part of that little cadre of women who started the attack on the glass ceiling at CIA. I always thought her imperious veneer was a response to that challenge. As others have noted, under the veneer she was an extraordinarily caring person. Smart as a whip as well, of course, both on substance and on how to push her agenda through the bureaucracy. She was challenging and kind in her personal relationships–volunteering me for a wonderful week at the Salzburg Seminar without even asking me whether I’d like to go, for instance. All of us are the richer for having known her.

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