Gerald A. Pagano, 83, who spent 28 years with the U.S. Agency for International Development before retiring in 1987 as executive secretary to the administrator, died Aug. 20 in Arlington, VA. The cause was complications from pneumonia.
Mr. Pagano was born in New York City and served in the Coast Guard before coming to Washington in 1959. After retiring from USAID, he became deputy director for the Center for Immigration Policy and Refugee Assistance at Georgetown University. From 1995 until his retirement in 2005, he was director of personnel recruitment for Development Associates, an organization that bids on government contracts, primarily in Latin America and the Caribbean.