Henry Ozga, CPS CERT ’83

Henry Ozga, CPS CERT ’83, a retired officer in the CIA clandestine service who became a landscape and garden designer after 27 years in espionage, died May 28 at MedStar Washington Hospital Center of complications after a stroke at 85.

Ozga served in the Navy during World War II. In 1951 he joined the CIA. Ozga retired from the CIA in 1978 as deputy chief of the clandestine service’s European division. On retirement, he received a medal for exceptional achievement.

Mr. Ozga turned a lifelong avocation in horticulture and landscape design into a full-time vocation after his retirement. For two decades, he specialized in designing nursing home and retirement home gardens and landscapes, including the landscaping at the Ingleside at Rock Creek retirement community in Washington. He was a former president of the Master Gardeners of Washington and a director of Garden Resources of the District of Columbia.

Read the full tribute in the Washington Post.

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