Bachelor cum laude, Park College, 1954. Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, United States Naval Postgraduate School, 1962.
Industrial chemist Colgate Palmolive Company, Kansas City, 1954. Commissioned ensign United States Navy, 1954, advanced through grades to Commander, 1969. Commanding officer Naval Aviation Engineering Service Unit, Philadelphia, 1969—1973.
Chief engineer Naval Air Engineering Center, Lakehurst, New Jersey, 1973—1978.
Coordinator fund raising American Cancer Society, 1972—1975. Founder, director Girls Athletic Programs, Pitman, New Jersey, 1971—1979. Trustee Gloucester County College, since 1980.
Member of American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Society Naval Architects & Marine Engineers, American Society Naval Engineers (secretary, treasurer), American Management Association, Seaview Country, Army Navy Country, Woodbury Country.
Married Derlene Ann Meyer, August 1, 1950. Children: Kathleen Deal Owens, Paul, Susan Deal Carroll, Nancy Deal, Laura Deal Beato, Margaret Deal Herrschaft, Jenifer.