War­ren E. Pet­tee, Navy of­fi­cer, engi­neer

The Washington Post Sunday - - LOCAL OPINIONS -

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.

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