Thomas F. Baker Jr., 65, a lawyer for 36 years for agencies in the Justice and Treasury departments, died April 29 at Inova Alexandria Hospital of cardiac pulmonary arrest. He had oral cancer for five years. He lived in Alexandria.

His daughter-in-law, Jaime Bosserman, confirmed the death.

Thomas Francis Baker Jr. was born in Philadelphia. He graduated from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh in 1969 and received a law degree from the University of Pittsburgh in 1973.

He retired in 2009 from the office of the chief counsel of the Internal Revenue Service. His honors included the 1994 Chief Counsel Legal Services National Advisory Opinions Award.

Mr. Baker was an enthusiastic runner. He met his wife while both were running in the George Washington Parkway Classic 10-mile race in Alexandria. He ran in the Marine Corps Marathon four times. His avocations included making stained-glass mosaics.

Survivors include his wife of 29 years, Beverly Hoffmann Baker of Alexandria; and a son, Thomas Francis Baker III of Leesburg.

— Bart Barnes