E. Bruce Peters, 63, a retired Army officer who became a consultant on international trade and technology transfers, died of cardiac arrest Aug. 9 at Mount Vernon Hospital.

Dr. Peters, who was stricken at his home in Alexandria, served in the Army from 1949 to 1969, when he retired with the rank of lieutenant colonel. An infantry officer, he was a veteran of the Korean and Vietnam wars.

He later taught in the business schools of George Washington University and the University of Maryland. About 1980, he established his own consulting firm in Alexandria, International Sociotechnical Systems, and he continued it until his death. He spoke French, German, Italian and Vietnamese.

He competed in the 1956 Olympics as a member of the U.S. team for the modern pentathlon.

A native of Boynton, Okla., Dr. Peters graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., in the class of 1949. Overseas assignments in addition to Korea and Vietnam were in France, Italy and West Germany. Among his posts in this country was the U.S. Military Academy, where he taught French. He was stationed at Fort Belvoir when he retired from the Army in 1969.

Dr. Peters' military decorations included the Silver Star, the Bronze Star, the Legion of Merit and the Purple Heart.

A resident of the Washington area since 1968, Dr. Peters earned master's and doctoral degrees in engineering science and government at George Washington University after leaving the Army. From 1972 until 1980, he taught such subjects as technology transfer at the business school of George Washington University. After starting his consulting business, he was a parttime teacher at GWU and he also taught at the University of Maryland.

Dr. Peters' survivors include his wife, Barbara McGarry Peters, whom he married in 1954, and two children, Bruce Andrew Peters and Claudia Barbara Peters, all of Alexandria.


Rockville Resident

Jane Sanders Novak, 90, the mother of syndicated columnist Robert Novak, died of cancer Aug. 10 at her home in Rockville.

Mrs. Novak was born in Joliet, Ill., where she graduated from Joliet Junior College and where she lived until moving to the Washington area in 1982 to be near her son.

Her husband, Maurice P. Novak, died in 1987. In addition to her son, of Rockville, survivors include a brother, Albert E. Sanders of Honolulu; and two grandchildren.


Barbershop Owner

Michael J. "Mike the Barber" Bruzzese, 75, owner of the Stanton Barber Shop on Capitol Hill since he opened it in the 1930s, died of an aneurysm Aug. 9 at Prince George's General Hospital.

Mr. Bruzzese, a resident of Capitol Heights, was born in Washington.

He was a charter member of the Stanton Park Citizens Association and a member of the Elks Lodge. He belonged to the parish of St. Margaret's Catholic Church in Seat Pleasant.

Survivors include four brothers, Joe, Angelo, Louie and Vince Bruzzese, and two sisters, Connie Barnette and Theresa Alvarez, all of Capitol Heights.