Lee W. Sheftell, who worked as a civilian at the Pentagon for 30 years before retiring as assistant director of the Army budget, died Dec. 25 at his home in Delray Beach, Fla. He was 89.

The cause was congestive heart failure, said his daughter, Holly Sheftell.

Mr. Sheftell worked at the Pentagon from 1950 to 1980 and retired as a member of the Senior Executive Service.

Lee Wally Sheftell was born in Port Chester, N.Y. He served in the Army in India during World War II.

He graduated from Syracuse University in 1949.

A former resident of Rockville, he moved to Florida in 1982. He was a former coach of youth baseball in Rockville.

Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Marian Eisenstadt Sheftell of Delray Beach; three children, Alan Sheftell and Michael Sheftell, both of Gaithersburg, Md., and Holly Sheftell of Potomac Falls, Va.; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

— Bart Barnes