Harry Gaberman, 92, a retired attorney for the Air Force, died April 16 at Fairfax Hospital of complications from a stroke. He lived
Mr. Gaberman was born in Springfield, Mass., and had lived in the Washington area since he was 6 years old. While in grade
school, he helped tend a fruit and vegetable stand at the old Center Market. He graduated from the old Central High School
when he was 14 and received a law degree from George Washington University in 1941 and a graduate law degree from
Catholic University in 1954. While attending law school, he worked at the Government Printing Office.
He also served in the D.C. National Guard as well as the 6th Marine Reserve Brigade. In 1945, Mr. Gaberman went to Germany
to work for the U.S. military government in Berlin, Frankfurt and Bonn, serving on several four-power bodies restructuring the
German economy. At one time, his duties in the legal section of the four-power High Commission for Berlin included monitoring
the treatment of the war criminals held in Spandau prison, people such as Albert Speer and Rudolf Hess
He then became a Foreign Service officer, reaching the post of legal adviser and attache at the U.S. Embassy in Rome in 1953.
After leaving the Foreign Service, he spent the remainder of his career as a civilian attorney with the Department of the Air Force
at Andrews Air Force Base. He retired in 1975.
Mr. Gaberman was a member of the D.C. and Federal Bar Associations, where he edited some newsletters and contributed
work in international and government contract law. He was also a member of the Air Force Association and a charter member of
Diplomatic and Consular Officers Retired (DACOR).
Survivors include his wife, Ingeborg Gruda Gaberman of Annandale; two children, Claudia Razzook of Romney, W.Va., and Victor
Gaberman of Washington; a brother, Robert Gaberman of Silver Spring; and three grandchildren.