Paul Anthony Massey, 58, an editor and executive at publishing companies, died Sept. 19 at his home in Alexandria. He had amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig's disease.

Mr. Massey was born in Washington, attended St. Peter's Catholic School and graduated in 1964 from Gonzaga College High School.

He was a 1969 graduate of Georgetown University and graduated in 1974 from Albany Law School in Albany, N.Y.

From 1974 to 1991, he was a writer and managing editor with the Bureau of National Affairs, a publishing company that provides information on legal and regulatory issues.

He was vice president of Warren, Gorham & Lamont, a former Alexandria legal publishing firm, from 1991 to 1994 and later was vice president of the firm's parent company, Thomson Professional Publishing Co.

Mr. Massey had his own firm, Paul Massey and Associates, from 1995 to 1997. It provided editorial services to publishing companies and trade associations.

From 1997 to 2002, he was executive editor of Federal Employees News Digest in Reston, where he directed the editorial and production departments of a company that produces books and newsletters about federal employment.

Mr. Massey volunteered for 12 years with the Fort Hunt Little League in Alexandria as a coach, adviser and scorekeeper.

In 2003, the league named its annual volunteer award in his honor.

Before moving to Alexandria in 1984, Mr. Massey lived in Arlington. He was a member of St. Agnes Catholic Church in Arlington, where he was youth director and a member of the Knights of Columbus. He was later a member and Eucharistic minister at St. Mary Catholic Church in Alexandria.

Survivors include his wife of 28 years, Sue Kosciuszko Massey of Alexandria; four children, Amanda Sue Massey, Peter Anthony Massey, Matthew Paul Massey and Kristin Marie Massey, all of Alexandria; two brothers, Tim Massey of Colonial Beach, Va., and Joseph Massey of Mount Rainier; and two sisters, Mary Ann Massey of Mount Rainier and Margaret Massey of Denver.

An infant son, Michael Edward Massey, died in 1992.

Paul Massey's firm, Paul Massey and Associates, provided editorial services to publishers and trade associations from 1995 to 1997.