An obituary in Friday's editions of The Washington Post on Everett Phelps, 70, who died of cancer Wednesday, did not make clear that the family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to the Washington Home Hospice, 3720 Upton St. NW, Washington, 20016, or to the American Cancer Society of Northern Virginia.

Everett Glenn Phelps, 70, former president and chairman of the board of Boss and Phelps realty company, died of cancer Wednesday at the Washington Hospice, which he had entered a week earlier.

He had retired from active work in the firm in 1969, but remained an officer and member of the board. Mr. Phelps, who had lived in Reston for the last four years, was born in Washington. He attended Emerson Institute.

He joined Boss and Phelps, which his father, the late H. Glenn Phelps cofounded, as a salesman in 1931, and succeeded his father as president in 1961.

At the time of his death, Mr. Phelps was senior director of the washington Federal Savings and Loan Association. He had been active in the Kiwanis Club and was a member of the Washington Board of Realtors. He was a former member of the board of the District Title Insurance Corp. and Columbia Country Club.

He is survived by his wife, Francies C., of Reston; a son, Barrie G., of Dartmouth, Mass.; a stepson, Owen N. Cummins of Vienna, and four grandchildren.

The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to the American Cancer Society of Norther Virginia or the Washington Hospice.