Barbara Rodes

Barbara K. Rodes, 76, an information director for the World Wildlife Fund in Washington from 1985 to 1997, died June 6 at an assisted living center in Boston. She had Alzheimer’s disease, said her husband, Thomas Rodes.

Mrs. Rodes, who moved to Boston from Garrett Park, Md., in 2011, was born Barbara Knauft in Cincinnati. Early on, she was library director of what is now Johnson College in Scranton, Pa., and the information director of the Environmental Law Institute in Washington. She joined the Conservation Foundation in 1980 and moved to the World Wildlife Fund when the organizations merged in 1985.

In addition, she was a project coordinator for the U.S. Agency for International Development from 1993 to 1996 and helped provide resources to libraries in Central and Eastern Europe. She co-wrote “A Dictionary of Environmental Quotations” in 1992.

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