Retired Army Col. John F. Rey, 62, a former engineering and logistics officer who later became a vice president of the Consolidated Edison Co. of New York, died of congestive heart failure Friday at DeWitt Army Hospital at Fort Belvoir.
Col. Rey served with the Army Corps of Engineers in Europe in World War II and with the Occupation Forces in Germany after the war. He was stationed in Washington, where he was a logistics officer, when he retired from the Army in 1971.
He had been a resident of Alexandria since 1956. After leaving the service, he commuted between his home there and New York City, where he was a vice president of Consolidated Edison until retiring a second time in 1978.
A native of Brooklyn, N.Y., Col. Rey attended The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science & Art in New York City before entering the Army in 1942. He earneed a bachelor's degree in engineering from George Washington University while stationed here during the 1960s.
He was a member of the Retired Officers Association, the Society of Army Logisticians and the Society of American Military Engineers.
Survivors include his wife, Paula M., of Alexandria; two sons, Army Capt. Charles F., of Fort Belvoir, and John, of Greenlawn, N.Y.; two daughters, Gloria Ann Meyers of St. Petersburg, Fla., and Delores Rohner of Saratoga, Calif.; a brother, George, and a sister, Margie Monaco, both of Amityville, N.Y.; two other sisters, Helen Alessio of Huntington Station, N.Y., and Dorothy Carlson of Farmingdale, N.Y., and six grandchildren.
The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to the Chaplain's Fund at Fort Belvoir, Va., 22062.