Stephen Windsor Bergen

Stephen Windsor Bergen, 95, at his home in Washington, DC on December 4, 2020.

Stephen attended schools in Queens New York, Mt. Hermon School in Northfield Massachusetts, and matriculated at St. John’s College in Annapolis in 1941. He was drafted into the US Army in November 1943 and served in France, Belgium and Germany in the 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne. He graduated from St. John’s College in 1947.

He worked for the Conservation Foundation in NYC from 1948 to 1960. He met and married Anne Virginia Hobhouse in 1959, and after a year as a Harvard Graduate School of Public Administration Littauer Fellow, served in the US Agency for International Development for 28 years, focusing on developmental projects to Private and Voluntary Agencies in Africa and Asia.

His Christian faith and post-war optimism carried through his entire life in his professional and personal interests about people and the natural world. Stephen was a member of St. Alban’s Parish for over 40 years. He is remembered by neighbors and parishioners as a thoughtful man with time to listen to their concerns. He is survived by Anne, two sons, their spouses, and a grandson. Remembrance and Interment services are planned.

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