Warren E. Pettee, Navy officer, engineer
Warren E. Pettee, 89, a retired Navy lieutenant commander who later became a communications engineer with the former RCA in Springfield, Va., died June 11 at an independent living center in Midlothian, Va. The cause was congestive heart failure, said a daughter, Joan Altman.
Cmdr. Pettee was born in York, Neb. He served in the Navy from 1944 to 1964, settling in the Washington area after retiring as a communications engineer in the National Military Command System. He then joined RCA as a civilian communications engineer, retiring from that about 1990. He is a former resident of West Springfield, a founder of the Rolling Hills Swim Club and a volunteer elementary school reading tutor. He moved to Midlothian about four years ago.