Milton A. Harper, 62, a retired employee of the Potomac Electric Power Co., and Barry Brennan, 35, his son-in-law, were fatally injured July 19 when they were struck by lightning at North Shores Beach in Rehoboth Beach, Del.
Mr. Harper, of Bethesda, was pronounced dead on arrival at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes, Del. Mr. Brennan, a casket salesman from New Milford, Conn., also was taken to the medical center, and he died there July 20.
The two men and their families were vacationing when the accident occurred. Mr. Harper owned a home in Rehoboth Beach.
Mr. Harper was born in Washington. He graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School and served in the Marine Corps in the late 1940s. He joined Pepco in 1949. He was a construction coordinator when he retired in 1987 with 38 years of service.
He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and the St. Jane Frances De Chantal Catholic Church in Bethesda.
Survivors include his wife, Beverly B. Harper of Bethesda; four children, Carol Shenton of Darnestown, Patricia Brennan of New Milford, Gail Miller of Herndon and Steven Harper of Bethesda; and four grandchildren.
DOROTHY R. PETTEE
Dorothy R. Pettee, 78, a retired teacher in the Arlington public school system, died of cancer July 20 at the Goodwin House West retirement home in Falls Church.
Mrs. Pettee, a former resident of Arlington, was born in Slater, Mo. She graduated from a teachers college in Kansas City, Kan., and taught in Lawrence, Kan., before moving to the Washington area in 1941.
She joined the Arlington school system in 1954. She taught at the Page and Oak Ridge Elementary schools until retiring in 1964.
Mrs. Pettee was a member of the Woman's National Democratic Club and the Rock Spring Congregational Church.
Survivors include her husband, James Charles Pettee of Goodwin House West; a daughter, Virginia Pettee Sinatra of Tenancingo, Mexico; and a grandson.