Norman J. Pettipaw, 62, a retired Foreign Service officer with the Agriculture Department's Foreign Agricultural Service, died of a heart ailment Aug. 29 at the Washington Hospital Center. He lived in Bethesda.
Mr. Pettipaw was born in Brookline, Mass. He graduated from the University of Massachusetts, where he also earned a master's degree in agricultural economics. During World War II, he served in the Army in North Africa and in Europe.
He moved to the Washington area and joined the Agriculture Department in 1954. He was an assistant agricultural attache in Indonesia and Italy during the late 1950s. He served as the agricultural attache at the U.S. embassy in Israel from 1962 to 1964. He held the same post in Jakarta from 1964 to 1965 and in Taiwan from 1968 to 1973.
Mr. Pettipaw was stationed in Washington from 1973 to 1977 and later had an assignment in Stockholm. He was European Area Officer when he retired in 1984.
He was a member of the Audubon Society.
Survivors include his wife, Mildred Pettipaw of Bethesda; two sons, Erik Pettipaw of Silver Spring, and Douglas Pettipaw of Bethesda; two daughters, Colraine Hunley of Doylestown, Pa., and Lynn Pettipaw of Bethesda, and one brother, Robert Pettipaw of Boston.
ROBERT J. KELLEY,
70, a chemist by training who was a retired technical publications director, died of cardiac arrest Aug. 29 at Arlington Hospital. He lived in Falls Church.
In 1957, Mr. Kelley moved here and joined the American Chemical Society. He worked for the Institute for Defense Analyses, where he edited a magazine, from 1960 to 1969. He then edited a research publication of the Battelle Memorial Institute, which does research under contract to the federal government, from 1969 until retiring in 1982.
He was a past president of the Arlington County Civic Association and a member of St. James Catholic Church in Falls Church. He had done youth volunteer work with the Boy Scouts of America and the U.S. Swimming Association. He was an honorary member of the Arlington Knights of Columbus.
Mr. Kelley was a native of Elizabeth, N.J., and served with the Army in Europe during World War II. He earned a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering at the University of Michigan, where he was a laboratory instructor and researcher before moving here.
Survivors include his wife, Frances A., of Falls Church; a son, Robert C., of Arlington; a daughter, Frances K. Enzler of Milwaukee, and two grandchildren.
MICHEAL CARL CROTTY,
52, who owned and operated his own Falls Church advertising and marketing firm, Quantum Communications, died of leukemia Aug. 26 at Fairfax Hospital. He lived in Annandale.
Mr. Crotty was a native of Buffalo, N.Y., and served with the Navy in the mid-1950s. He was a graduate of Purdue University where he also earned a master's degree in visual design. He was an architectural draftsman and cartographer in Indianapolis before entering advertising.
He joined the Indianapolis offices of the Matthewson Group advertising agency in 1972, becoming a vice president and creative director, where he worked until moving here in 1974. He was a creative director with the Earl Brown ad agency in Washington and a graphic designer with the Bureau of Social Research before rejoining Matthewson and opening its Washington offices about 1976. He left that firm and founded Quantum in 1980.
Mr. Crotty was a member of the board of the Fairfax Unitarian Church and had done volunteer work for the Fairfax County YWCA. He was a member of the American Marketing Association.
Survivors include his wife, Carole C., and three sons, Micheal, Daniel and David, all of Annandale; three daughters, Bonnie Crotty of Chapel Hill, N.C., Donna Williams of Woodbridge, and Carole Crotty of Annandale; his mother, Elizabeth Creglow of Arizona; three sisters, Carol Beyer of Dumfries, Va., Teresa Williams of Ypsilanti, Mich., and Nancy Kaminski of Azusa, Calif., and a grandchild.
DR. CHESTER E. RHINES,
78, a retired chemist with the Environmental Protection Agency, died of cancer Aug. 23 at Fairfax Hospital. He lived in Annandale.
Dr. Rhines was born in Walters, Minn. He graduated from what became North Dakota State University and earned a doctorate in microbiology at Rutgers University.
From 1936 to 1963, he worked for the U.S. Rubber Co. in Indonesia and in Glen Rock, N.J. He later worked for the U.S. Public Health Service in Cincinnati. He moved to the Washington area in 1973 and joined the EPA. He retired in 1982.
He was a member of Arlington Forest United Methodist Church, the United Methodist Mens Club and the Friendship Methodist Church Senior Citizens.
Survivors include his wife, the former Betty McMorran, of Annandale; two daughters, Margaret Lawson of Cranbury, N.J., and Dona Thomas of Cooperstown, N.D.; two sons, Robert Rhines of Plymouth, N.H., and Don Rhines of Richardson, Tex.; one sister, Hazel Fugelso of Minot, N.D.; 11 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
DR. JOHN ANDREW CONNER,
76, a pharmacist who worked with Drug Fair for 25 years before retiring in 1970, died of a heart ailment Aug. 29 at Fairfax Hospital. He lived in Alexandria.
At the time he retired from Drug Fair, he was working in its pharmacist-training program. For the past 21 years, he also had been a direct sales distributor with Amway.
Mr. Conner, who moved here about 1940, was a native of Philadelphia. He was a graduate of the Philadelphia School of Pharmacy. He served with the Army in Europe during World War II, earning the Bronze Star Medal.
He was a member of the Belle Haven Country Club and the Annandale Knights of Columbus.
Survivors include his wife, the former Joyce Shuler Hays, of Alexandria, and a sister, Anne MacNamee of Phoenixville, Pa.
NATALIE RUST LAMB,
81, an area resident since the mid-1920s who was a member of Congressional Country Club, died of cardiac arrest Aug. 29 at her home in Chevy Chase.
She had done volunteer work for a number of charitable organizations, and had been active in fund-raising work for the Florence Crittenton Home for unwed mothers. Mrs. Lamb was a native of New York City.
Her husband, George P. Lamb Jr., died in 1975. Survivors include three sons, George P. Jr., of Washington, Terrence R., of Bethesda, and David B., of Chevy Chase; a daughter, Joanne N. van Gemeren of Bethesda; 13 grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.