Jon Joseph Sugrue, 59, a retired Army lieutenant colonel who served in three wars and who later became a logistics official at the Pentagon, died of cardiopulmonary arrest Oct. 12 at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

Col. Sugrue, who lived in Arlington, was born in New Haven, Conn. He graduated from Yale University and earned a master's degree in chemical engineering at Columbia University.

He went into the Army in World War II and served in Europe. He also served in the Korean war and in Vietnam. Other assignments were in Germany and at various posts in this country. He established his residence in the Washington area in the late 1950s. He retired from the Army Chemical Corps in 1968.

For the next 10 years, he was a logistics official for the Defense Department. He retired in 1978 for health reasons.

Col. Sugrue's military decorations included the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Bronze Star, the Air Medal, the Purple Heart and the Army Commendation Medal.

He was a member of the American Chemical Society.

His marriage to Helen Sugrue ended in divorce.

Survivors include his wife, Anna Maria Sugrue of Arlington; four children by his first marriage, Jon Joseph Jr., of Clifton, Va., William J. and Karen J., both of Arlington, and Stephen J., of Annandale; a stepson, Charles J. Chara of Arlington, and four grandchildren.