In an article in the Jan. 2 Home section , the names of Noah and Carole Wulster of Knitting Software were misspelled. (Published 1/3/03)

Louis Spector, 84, a judge for the U.S. Court of Federal Claims from 1968 until retiring in 1985, died Jan. 4 at Inova Fairfax Hospital. He had pneumonia.

He had lived in the Washington area since the 1950s and in Falls Church since 1956.

Judge Spector, a native of Niagara Falls, N.Y., received a bachelor's degree from Niagara University and a law degree from the University of Buffalo.

During World War II, he served in the Army Corps of Engineers at the Oak Ridge, Tenn., laboratories of the Manhattan Engineer District, which developed the atomic bomb.

In the 1950s and 1960s, he was a lawyer with the Army Corps of Engineers Board of Contract Appeals in Washington and, in the 1960s, was the first chairman of the unified Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals.

He was a member of the House of Delegates of the American Bar Association and had been chairman of the group's public contract section.

Mr. Spector was a member of the Cosmos Club.

He also had been president of Beth El Hebrew Congregation in Alexandria.

His marriages to Sarah Spector and then Judy Spector ended in divorce.

Survivors include his wife, Kathleen Spector of Falls Church, whom he married in 1987; two children from his first marriage, Arthur Spector of Lexington, Mass., and Gale Pasternack of Brookline, Mass.; a son from his second marriage, James Spector of Washington; and three grandchildren.