Walter S. Telep, 69, a registered nurse and health counselor and a retired systems analyst with the State Department, died of coronary artery disease Aug. 11 at Arlington Hospital. He lived in Arlington.

Mr. Telep was a native of Mayfield, Pa. He was a graduate of Benjamin Franklin University and earned a master's degree in business administration at Catholic University. He served in the Navy during World War II in the Pacific, the Atlantic and the Mediterranean.

He moved to Washington in the early 1930s. He worked for several federal agencies before joining State in 1955. He retired in 1973.

Mr. Telep earned a nursing degree at Northern Virginia Community College in 1976. He worked as a nurse at several area hospitals before establishing a private family practice in Arlington in 1980.

He was a member of the American Nursing Association, the Nurses Association of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the National Center for Homoeopathy, the Virginia Association of Alcoholic Counselors, the American Radio Relay League and the Masons.

Survivors include his wife, Kathryn Goodwin Telep of Arlington; a daughter, Valya Goodwin Telep of Richmond, and two sisters, Justine Dutko of Jermyn, Pa., and Helen Kerpchar of Mayfield.