Marion Ruth Metcalf

INS Project Manager

Marion Ruth Metcalf, 44, who joined the Immigration and Naturalization Service in 1987 and was a project manager in the deputy commissioner's office since 1998, died Dec. 11 at Arlington Hospital after a heart attack. She lived in Arlington.

Ms. Metcalf led the Integrated Card Production Management Team, which in November won the Commissioner's Challenge Award for immigration services. Among the other awards she received were the INS's Superior Accomplishment Award in 1992 for improving the quality and clarity of written projects and the Commissioner's Challenge Award in 1996.

She was the principal author and oversaw the "Handbook for Employers" distributed in the late 1980s to more than 8 million employers. The book explained the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 that established the I-9 employee-verification form to restrict the hiring of illegal immigrants.

In the 1990s, Ms. Metcalf was a member of the National Performance Review overseen by the vice president's office.

She was born in Knoxville, Tenn., and graduated from Brown University in 1978 with a bachelor's degree in political science and history. She received a master's degree in city and regional planning from Harvard University in 1980.

In the 1970s, she was a staff assistant and caseworker for Rep. Marilyn Lloyd (D-Tenn.) and a program analyst at the Transportation Department's transportation systems center in Cambridge, Mass.

She was a policy analyst at the Justice Department's criminal division from 1980 to 1986 and also worked in 1986 as a senior policy analyst at the U.S. Sentencing Commission.

Ms. Metcalf was president of the Capitol Hill Choral Society.

Survivors include her husband of nine years, Alfred S. Gilman, of Arlington; two stepdaughters, Nancy L. Bigler Gilman of Nahant, Mass., and Anne T. Gilman of Cambridge, Mass.; her mother, Margaret H. Metcalf of Oak Ridge, Tenn.; and two brothers, Lawrence M. Metcalf and Dr. Thomas H. Metcalf, both of Oak Ridge.

John F.J. Stinson

Navy Commander, Highway Safety Specialist

John F.J. Stinson, 80, a retired Navy commander who was a highway safety data specialist at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration from 1970 to 1981, died of respiratory failure Dec. 2 at Martin Memorial Medical Center in Stuart, Fla. He lived in McLean 34 years before moving to Stuart in 1996.

Cmdr. Stinson was born in Philadelphia and joined the Navy in 1941. He served in the Caribbean, North Africa and Italy during World War II and retired in 1966. His last posting was with the old Naval Command Systems Support Activity.

In the late 1960s, Cmdr. Stinson was an engineer at Vitro Corp. in Silver Spring.

He graduated from the University of Maryland in 1966 with a degree in business administration.

He was a past member of St. John's Catholic Church in McLean.

His wife of 48 years, Nell Lloyd Stinson, died in 1994.

Survivors include three sons, John Jr., of Chevy Chase, George L., of Tallahassee, and Daniel R., of Jensen Beach, Fla.; a daughter, Elizabeth A. Stinson of Carbondale, Colo.; a brother; a sister; and five grandchildren.