Retired Army Col. Albert F. Fedalei, 47, who served in the Dental Corps for 22 years in this country and in Vietnam, died of Cancer Tuesday at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. He lived in Silver Spring.

Col. Fedalei, who moved to the Washington area in 1973, was chief of the career activities branch of the Army Dental Corps when he retired last year.

Born and reared in Philadelphia, he entered the Army as a dental intern after earning a dentistry degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1958. Earlier, he had earned a bachelor's degree there.

His military assignments included tours at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, Fort Monmouth, N.J., the Command and General Staff School at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., and the Medical Field Service School at Fort Sam Houston, Tex. He also was stationed in Vietnam during the conflict there.

Col. Fedalei's military decorations included the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star Medal, the Army Medical Corps Meritorious Service Medal and two Army Commendation Medals.

Survivors include his wife, Mary, and a son, Albert, both of Silver Spring.

The family suggests that expressions of

The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to the American Cancer Society.