Ruth S. Wallack
Ruth S. Wallack, 77, who did administrative work for the Senate Special Committee on Aging in the 1980s and the American Bankers Association from 1987 to 1996, died Dec. 28 at the Potomac Valley nursing home in Rockville. She had Parkinson’s disease.
Mrs. Wallack, a former Washington resident, was a Soviet analyst for the CIA in the late 1950s.
Ruth Sanderson was born in Summit, N. J., and graduated from George Washington University with a degree in foreign affairs in 1955. She did graduate work at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.
In retirement, she was a volunteer gardener at the U.S. Botanic Garden and a docent at the historic Octagon House inWashington.
Her husband, Charles F. Wallack, whom she married in 1958, died in 1982. Survivors include three children, David J. Wallack of Baltimore, Matthew D. Wallack of Princeton Junction, N. J., and Catherine J. Wallack of Fayetteville, Ark.; a sister; and four grandchildren.