Thomas G. Vitez

IRS Official

Thomas G. Vitez, 78, a retired IRS official who developed a document-matching program in the 1960s that is still in use, died of leukemia July 9 at Inova Fairfax Hospital. He lived in Springfield.

Mr. Vitez began his 32-year career with the Internal Revenue Service as a revenue agent in Buffalo. In 1956, he transferred to Washington, where he held positions of increasing responsibility such as a supervisory tax law specialist and staff member of the office of planning and research. In the latter role, he spearheaded the planning and development of the computer-based matching of W-2 and 1099 forms with related tax returns, enabling the IRS to identify and follow up on non-filers and under-reporters. He retired in 1981.

He then spent 12 years as technical tax adviser and assistant vice president with the Securities Industry Association. He was active in the National Association of Retired Federal Employees and was a member of Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Fairfax for 40 years.

Mr. Vitez was born in Budapest and immigrated to the United States in 1940. He was a cum laude graduate of the City College of New York and subsequently attended graduate school at George Washington University and the University of Michigan. He served in the Army Air Forces in the Pacific during World War II.

Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Marianne M. Vitez of Springfield; three sons, Daniel M. Vitez of Virginia Beach, Lawrence D. Vitez of Charlotte and Michael T. Vitez of Haddonfield, N.J.; a sister; and seven grandchildren.

Dorothy Frances Watson

Administrative Assistant

Dorothy Frances Watson, 83, a retired administrative assistant with the Commerce Department, died of lung disease June 21 at St. Catherine's Nursing Center in Emmitsburg.

Mrs. Watson worked at the Commerce Department for 28 years, before retiring in the 1980s as an administrative assistant to the director of personnel.

She was born in Washington and graduated from McKinley High School. She married shortly after high school and went to a secretarial school in the area.

She was a volunteer with the Catholic Daughters of the Americas and was a member of St. Leo the Great Catholic Church in Fairfax City.

Her husband, Robert Clay Watson, died in 1978.

Survivors include three children, Barbara Cain of Travelers Rest, S.C., Joan M. Norris of Greensboro, N.C., and Robert Clay Watson Jr. of Arlington; and a sister, Sister Geraldine Marie, Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, of College Park.