Charles F. Parker Jr., 83, who retired from the Bureau of the Budget in 1974, died Jan. 22 at a health care facility in Uncasville, Conn., after a stroke. He moved to Connecticut from Bethesda in 1998.

Mr. Parker was born in Middleville, Mich., and graduated from the University of Michigan, where he also received a master's degree in public administration.

In 1941, he moved to Washington to work in the office for emergency management in the executive office of the president.

He served in the Navy in the Pacific during World War II, then returned to Washington.

He began his career with the Bureau of the Budget in 1946. His positions there included assistant chief of the executive development and labor relations division and assistant chief of management and organization.

Mr. Parker, a resident of Landover Hills during the 1940s and 1950s, had served on the board of Citizens for Good Government in Prince George's County. He was a candidate for a charter board in the early efforts for a home rule charter for Prince George's.

In Montgomery County, he was chairman of the legislative and budget committee of the County Council of PTAs.

His wife, Marion Lotz Parker, died in 1997.

Survivors include two daughters, Janet Paton of Norwich, Conn., and Cheryl Higgins of Amherst, N.Y.; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.