Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Crombie J.D. GarrettJustice Department Attorney

Crombie J.D. Garrett, 89, assistant chief of the appellate section of the tax division at the Justice Department, died of congestive heart failure Feb. 22 at the Freeport Nursing Home in Freeport, Maine.

Mr. Garrett worked for the Justice Department in Washington for 20 years, retiring in 1981. He previously worked at the Treasury Department.

A native of Baltimore, Mr. Garrett graduated from Amherst College. During World War II, he served in the Marine Corps in the Pacific theater. He graduated from Yale Law School in 1945. He clerked for W.C. Chesnut of the Maryland District of the U.S. District Court, taught at George Washington Law School for two years and then became deputy chief clerk of the U.S. Supreme Court.

Mr. Garrett, who sailed small boats, was twice commodore of the Severn Sailing Association and for years judged the North American Yacht Racing Union races. He was named a judge emeritus of the organization, later renamed US SAILING. He was a member of the Annapolis Yacht Club for almost 50 years.

He moved from Annapolis to Maine in 1997.

His wife of 54 years, Sarah Wilson Garrett, died in 1998.

Survivors include a son, Crombie Garrett of Yarmouth, Maine, and two grandchildren.

Phyllis R. FieldExecutive Secretary

Phyllis R. Measor Field, 99, an executive secretary, died of cancer Feb. 17 at her home in Manassas.

Mrs. Field worked for the National Capital Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America for 21 years. She had been the executive secretary to six council executives by the time she retired in 1970.

She was born in London and emigrated at the age of 5. The family settled in Arlington County in 1922, and she graduated from Boyd's Business College in Washington. Married in 1932, she went with her husband to the Panama Canal during World War II and worked in the secretarial pool for the Panama Canal Zone Co. After the war, the family returned to Arlington.

Mrs. Field was a member of the First Christian Church of Falls Church since 1952. She moved to Manassas last year.

Her husband, George C. Field, died in 1974.

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