Carl Paul KlitzkeCryptologist, linguistCarl Paul Klitzke...

November 19, 1994

Carl Paul Klitzke

Cryptologist, linguist

Carl Paul Klitzke, a retired cryptologist and linguist, a longtime employee of the National Security Agency, died Nov. 10 at his Glenwood home of complications from cancer. He was 87.

He began his career in 1942 as a civilian employee with the Army Signal Corps, one of NSA's predecessors, and had wartime assignments in England and Germany. He retired from the agency at Fort Meade in 1972.

Born in Chicago, Mr. Klitzke was a graduate of the Lutheran Concordia Seminary and received his doctorate in philosophy and linguistics from the University of Chicago in 1937.

He is survived by his wife of 35 years, the former Eleanore Carmen; and two brothers, Theodore E. Klitzke of Baltimore and Lewis W. Klitzke of Sarasota, Fla.

Services were held Monday.

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