George Allan Grieve, 75, a retired Central Intelligence Agency analyst who specialized in Soviet Military affairs, passed away on Saturday, July 6, 2019, at Stella Maris Hospice in Timonium, Md.
Mr. Grieve was born in Rochester. He graduated from the University of Saint Thomas and received his master's degree in National Security Studies from Georgetown University in 1981. During the Vietnam War, he served as an intelligence specialist with an Army Mohawk Reconnaissance aviation unit. He was awarded an Army Commendation Medal in part for his efforts during the Tet Offensive of 1968.
In 1970, he joined the CIA, where he served at various times in the three Directorate of Intelligence offices charged with analysis of the Soviet military. In the 1980s, Mr. Grieve served on the National Intelligence Council managing intelligence estimates on Soviet military forces including the 1983 National Intelligence Estimate on Soviet Capabilities for Strategic Nuclear Conflict. When he retired in 1991, he was the senior military analyst for Strategic Defense. He received an Intelligence Commendation Medal upon retiring.
In retirement, Mr. Grieve became a Certified Financial Planner ™ and spent 17 years with the Money Concepts Financial Planning Centre in Vienna, working mostly with federal employees. He and his wife, Peggy, moved to Towson, Md., in April 2014 to be close to Peggy's extended family.
Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Margaret "Peggy" Grieve, and canine companion, Ambi, both of Towson, Md.; his sister, Margaret A. Grieve, and niece, Maia Grieve, of Washington D.C. His parents, George R. Grieve and Estelle (Madden) Grieve, and his sister, Mary Grieve, all of Rochester, preceded him in death.
The family will receive friends at Stella Maris Chapel on Friday, July 12, from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., at which time a Memorial Mass will be celebrated. Interment private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to his beloved Lourdes High School, 2800 19th St. NW, Rochester, MN 55901; or Stella Maris, 2300 Dulaney Valley Road, Timonium, MD 21093. The staff at Stella Maris provided much appreciated comfort and support to George during the last three months.