Everett H. Bellows
Everett H. Bellows, 89, a retired Olin corporation official and past trustees board chairman of George Washington University, who also had been a State Department Marshall Plan administrator, died April 10 at the Hospice of Northern Virginia. He had Parkinson's disease.
Mr. Bellows, who was born in Toledo, came to Washington in 1930. He worked for the federal government while attending George Washington University. He was a 1938 Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the university, where he also received a master's degree in history. He served in the Navy Seabees in the Pacific during World War II.
After the war, he joined the State Department Foreign Service, serving between 1948 and 1953 as a Marshall Plan aid official. In 1954, he joined what was then the Olin Mathieson Chemical Corp. in New York, where he became personnel director and a vice president. He transferred to Washington in 1968 and served as Olin's Washington representative until retiring in 1978.
He joined the GWU trustees board in 1970 and served as its chairman from 1985 to 1988. He was awarded the university's President's Medal in 1993 and a university honorary doctorate in 1996.
Mr. Bellows served as history committee chairman of the Cosmos Club.
His wife, the former Edna Walter, whom he married in 1939, died in 1985. Survivors include a daughter, Joanna B. Taylor of Arlington; two sisters; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Peter F. Klein
Peter F. Klein, 77, a Navy captain who retired in 1976 as a division director at the Naval Ordnance Systems Command, died of congestive heart failure April 5 at his home in Arlington.
In his last assignment, he directed development of naval guns, missile launchers and fire control systems. He was chairman of the Defense Department's Explosive Safety Board.
Capt. Klein, a native of Middleport, Ohio, enlisted in the Navy in 1944. He attended Denison University and graduated in 1949 from the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis. He was an ordnance instructor at the academy in the mid-1950s. He did graduate work in environmental science at the U. S. Naval Postgraduate School.
He served aboard a destroyer during the Korean War and aboard the command ship Estes during the initial thermonuclear bomb test at Eniwetok in the South Pacific. He served aboard a cruiser during the Vietnam War and later commanded a tank landing ship and a destroyer.
After he retired, he was a senior engineer with Vitro Corp.
His honors included a Legion of Merit and Navy Commendation Medal.
He was a member of Beta Theta Pi social fraternity, Army Navy Country Club and the U.S. Naval Academy Alumni Association.
His wife, Carla Klein, died in 1993.
Survivors include two sons, retired Navy Cmdr. Peter F. Klein Jr. of Crofton and Richard H. Klein of Arlington; and five grandchildren.