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Friday, August 10, 2007

Joseph R. WhaleyRockville Lawyer

Joseph Randall Whaley, 61, a Rockville lawyer and resident whose general practice specialized in technology law and consulting to small-business ventures, died July 18 at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital after a heart attack. He had cancer.

For many years, Mr. Whaley's Rockville practice was called Chadwick and Whaley. He was a sole practitioner for more than the past decade.

He was a native of Lafayette, Ind., a 1968 graduate of Antioch College in Ohio and a 1975 graduate of Catholic University's law school.

He served in the Peace Corps in the Philippines as a volunteer teacher and trainer from 1969 to 1971.

Survivors include his wife, Lois Orndorff Whaley of Pennsylvania, from whom he was separated; two children, David Whaley of Rockville and Alison Whaley of Narberth, Pa.; and two sisters.

-- Adam Bernstein

Steven E. AlscherLaw Enforcement Official

Steven Edward Alscher, 63, a native Washingtonian who became a National Park Service law enforcement official and a senior instructor at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Glynco, Ga., died July 11 at his home in St. Simons Island, Ga. He had lung cancer.

Mr. Alscher spent the past decade at the Georgia training center.

Before that, he worked 26 years with the National Park Service. He became a regional law enforcement adviser, first in Philadelphia for national parks in the Mid-Atlantic area and then in Atlanta for national parks in the Southeast.

He was a 1962 graduate of Gonzaga College High School and attended several colleges before teaching at parochial schools in Florida and the Washington area. During summers, he was a seasonal ranger with the U.S. Park Police.

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