William B. Argy, 75, FBI agentWilliam B. Argy, a former...

February 21, 1996

William B. Argy, 75, FBI agent

William B. Argy, a former FBI agent who spent a career in investigative posts, died Friday of a stroke at the Larkin-Chase Nursing Center in Bowie. He was 75.

Mr. Argy lived in Lanham with his wife, the former Phyllis Anne Reid.

Born in Niagara Falls, N.Y., he graduated in 1942 from Niagara University. During World War II, he served in the Army in North Africa and took part in the invasion at Anzio, Italy.

He joined the FBI in 1947. He later was an inspector for the Internal Revenue Service in Washington, retiring from federal service in 1979. He then was an investigator for the Maryland Public Defender's Office until retiring in 1993.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 12:30 p.m. today at St. Bernard's Roman Catholic Church in Riverdale.

Other survivors include three sons, Richard R. Argy of Severna Park, Douglas P. Argy of Gambrills and Brian E. Argy of Lanham; a daughter, Karen Hosler of Annapolis; three brothers, Robert M. Argy of North Carolina, and Paul E. and Donald O. Argy, both of Niagara Falls; a sister, Rose Marie Lingenfelter of Niagara Falls; and three grandchildren.

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