Catherine E. Hash, 90, a retired secretary for the Army, died of congestive heart failure Feb. 21 at Cherrydale Nursing Home in Arlington.
Mrs. Hash was a native Washingtonian and grew up in the city and in Arlington. She attended Washington-Lee High School and graduated
from
McKinley Technical High School in 1934. She worked in the fingerprint bureau of the FBI in the late 1930s.
She married and raised a family and was active in the PTA, Cub Scouts and Brownies in the Arlington area. She returned to work at the
Pentagon, as a civilian secretary for the Department of the Army, until her retirement in 1975.
She was a member of St. Ann Catholic Church in Arlington and St. James Catholic Church in Falls Church. She enjoyed playing bridge and
spending a week each summer at Ocean City.
Survivors include her husband, Dexter L. Hash of Arlington; two sons, Stephen Hash of Arlington and Edward Hash of Stuart, Fla.; two
daughters, Rosemary Purnell of Owings and Nancy Munroe of Virginia Beach; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
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Catherine E. Hash