Sunday, January 25, 2009

Arthur W. Fihelly Nuclear Engineer

Arthur W. Fihelly, 72, a nuclear engineer with NASA who later briefly worked for the National Security Agency, died of cardiac arrest Jan. 19 at Southern Maryland Hospital Center in Clinton. He was an Upper Marlboro resident.

Mr. Fihelly -- pronounced "Feely" -- worked at NSA in the 1970s, and his field of expertise was electrical engineering. He retired with a medical disability.

Earlier in his career, he worked for the Navy Department and NASA.

Arthur William Fihelly was a Washington native and a 1958 chemical engineering graduate of North Carolina State University.

In 1971, he briefly served as chairman of the Prince George's County human relations committee, an advisory body to the county executive, and was known as a fierce critic of the police department.

Mr. Fihelly was a former board member of the Prince George's County chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union.

Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Linda Dean Fihelly of Upper Marlboro.

-- Alexander F. Remington

Janyce R. Belevetz Nurse

Janyce R. Belevetz, 67, a registered nurse who worked as the office manager for her husband's ophthalmology practice in Springfield from the late 1960s to the mid-1990s, died Jan. 15 at her home in McLean. She had lung cancer.

Mrs. Belevetz was a nurse from 1962 to 1967 at Washington Hospital Center.

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