Anthony J. Barna, 44, worked for NSAAnthony J. Barna, a...

September 12, 1997

Anthony J. Barna, 44, worked for NSA

Anthony J. Barna, a former Columbia resident who established a computer services company in West Virginia, died Aug. 27 in a hospital in Ranson, W.Va., after he was injured in an automobile accident. He was 44.

Mr. Barna, who lived in Columbia from 1989 to 1995 and earlier in Rosedale and in Owings, Calvert County, had worked as a National Security Agency analyst from 1983 to 1995.

After leaving the NSA, he moved to Charlestown, W.Va., and founded Charlestown Computer Services.

Born and raised in Trenton, N.J., Mr. Barna served in the Army in the mid-1970s. He earned bachelor's degrees in Russian and management in 1983 from the University of Maryland, College Park, and a master's degree in Russian studies from Georgetown University in 1986.

A Mass of Christian burial was offered Aug. 30 in New Jersey.

Survivors include his wife of 12 years, the former Denise Walker; a daughter, Kimberly Wilson of Marquette, Mich.; his parents, Doris C. and Anthony J. Barna Sr. of Trenton; a brother, Kenneth Barna of Mercerville, N.J.; and three sisters, Cheryl Winkler of Bensalem, Pa., Karen Barna and Sharon Barna, both of Trenton; two nephews; and a niece.

Pub Date: 9/12/97

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