— Matt Schudel Published: October 27, 2011
Harry A. Calevas, lawyer
Harry A. Calevas, 99, who had a general law
practice for more than 60 years, died Sept. 26 at
his home in Bethesda.
His wife, Denise Calevas, said he had heart disease.
Harry Arthur Calevas was born in Norfolk and moved
with his family to Washington in 1921. He graduated
from Eastern High School in 1931 and received
his law degree from Southeastern University in 1941.
During World War II, he served for four years as an
Army counterintelligence officer in the Pacific.
Mr. Calevas worked for a Washington law firm for several years before opening his own
practice. He maintained a law office in Bethesda until he was 90.
He was a past president of Counsellors, a Washington legal organization. He was a
member of the Shriners, American Legion, National Counter Intelligence Corps
Association and Saint Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral in the District.
His marriages to Angeline Van Slyke, Jeanne O’Connor and Mary Alice Demas ended
Survivors include his wife of 12 years, Denise Szikszoy Calevas of Bethesda; a
daughter from his first marriage, Elaine Ferat of Bethesda; two grandsons; and four