Crombie J.D. Garrett Justice Department AttorneyCrombie J.D. Garrett, 89, assistant chief of the appellate section of the tax division at the Justice Department, died of congestive heart failure Feb. 22 at the Freeport Nursing Home in Freeport, Maine.

Mr. Garrett worked for the Justice Department in Washington for 20 years, retiring in 1981. He previously worked at the Treasury Department.

A native of Baltimore, Mr. Garrett graduated from Amherst College. During World War II, he served in the Marine Corps in the Pacific theater. He graduated from Yale Law School in 1945. He clerked for W.C. Chesnut of the Maryland District of the U.S. District Court, taught at George Washington Law School for two years and then became deputy chief clerk of the U.S. Supreme Court.

Mr. Garrett, who sailed small boats, was twice commodore of the Severn Sailing Association and for years judged the North American Yacht Racing Union races. He was named a judge emeritus of the organization, later renamed US SAILING. He was a member of the Annapolis Yacht Club for almost 50 years.

He moved from Annapolis to Maine in 1997.

His wife of 54 years, Sarah Wilson Garrett, died in 1998.

Survivors include a son, Crombie Garrett of Yarmouth, Maine, and two grandchildren.

Phyllis R. Field Executive SecretaryPhyllis R. Measor Field, 99, an executive secretary, died of cancer Feb. 17 at her home in Manassas.

Mrs. Field worked for the National Capital Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America for 21 years. She had been the executive secretary to six council executives by the time she retired in 1970.

She was born in London and emigrated at the age of 5. The family settled in Arlington County in 1922, and she graduated from Boyd's Business College in Washington. Married in 1932, she went with her husband to the Panama Canal during World War II and worked in the secretarial pool for the Panama Canal Zone Co. After the war, the family returned to Arlington.

Mrs. Field was a member of the First Christian Church of Falls Church since 1952. She moved to Manassas last year.

Her husband, George C. Field, died in 1974.

Survivors include two children, Wilhelmina P. Patterson of Orange County, Va., and George W. Field of Gainesville; a sister, Ethel Davis of Arlington; five grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Ruth L. Sparacio GenealogistRuth Lucile Trickey Sparacio, 89, a former State Department Foreign Service employee who later compiled books used in genealogical studies, died Feb. 13 of a stroke at her home in Fulshear, Tex. She had lived in McLean until four years ago.

Mrs. Sparacio was born in Elk City, Okla., and attended Oklahoma State University before graduating from a business school in Enid, Okla. During World War II, she served in the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps.

After her discharge in 1943, she joined the Foreign Service and was assigned to Johannesburg and later to Tehran. When she married in 1948, she was required by State Department rules to resign from the Foreign Service.

She accompanied her husband, an official with Voice of America, to Salonika, Greece, where they lived from 1952 to 1959. Mrs. Sparacio later worked at George Washington University for 10 years, retiring as an admissions officer in 1977.

As a descendant of one of the original colonists of Jamestown, Va., Mrs. Sparacio had a keen interest in genealogy. In 1985, she and her husband published "Pamunkey Neighbors of Orange County, Virginia," which was a book of transcriptions of files from county courts in Virginia, Kentucky and Missouri. Through their company, the Antient Press, they published hundreds of books of transcribed public records that have been used for research by genealogists.

Mrs. Sparacio's other interests included painting, gardening and reading murder mysteries.

Her husband of 53 years, Sam Sparacio, died in 2001.

Survivors include four children, Alice Murray of McLean, Lydia Bontempo of Fulshear, Alex Dickman of Arlington County and Jonathan Sparacio of Winchester, Va.; eight grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.

Judith G. Flynn VolunteerJudith Graham Flynn, 67, a Potomac resident who did volunteer fundraising from the mid-1980s to mid-1990s for the American Lung Association and American Heart Association, died Jan. 26 at Sibley Memorial Hospital. She had lung cancer.

Mrs. Flynn was born in Pittsburgh and raised in Larchmont, N.Y., and Toledo. She was a 1959 graduate of the old Marjorie Webster Junior College in Washington.

Survivors include her husband of 47 years, Dr. Robert L. Flynn of Potomac; six children, Robert L. Flynn III of Edgewater, Michael G. Flynn of Severna Park, Elizabeth F. Poulnot of Mount Pleasant, S.C., Gregory E. Flynn of Gaithersburg and Christopher J. Flynn and Patrick G. Flynn, both of Chevy Chase; and 14 grandchildren.

Barbara H. Reinwald Physical Education TeacherBarbara H. Reinwald, 69, a physical education teacher who spent 32 years at Arlington's Washington-Lee High School before retiring in 1992, died Feb. 15 at Inova Fair Oaks Hospital. She had liposarcoma, a rare form of cancer that attacks fat cells.

Ms. Reinwald coached gymnastics, track, soccer, swimming and diving at Washington-Lee. She also started the school's invitational gymnastics meet.

She was a Virginia high school gymnastics rule interpreter and clinician from 1962 to 1991 and an officer of other professional organizations.

In 1992, she was inducted into the Virginia High School Hall of Fame, which honors student athletes, coaches and administrators.

Barbara Helen Reinwald was a native Washingtonian and a 1956 graduate of Roosevelt High School.

She was a 1960 physical education graduate of George Washington University, where she also received a master's degree in education in 1966. She received a master's degree in physical education from the University of Virginia in 1986.

In 1973, she participated in a study tour of the Soviet Union on training and facilities in physical education. In 1981, she co-coached soccer teams in France, Switzerland and Austria.

Survivors include a brother, Fritz Reinwald of Durango, Colo.