Thursday, August 7, 2008

Allen G. SiegelLawyer

Allen G. Siegel, 74, a lawyer for Arent Fox for almost 40 years, died of complications from kidney disease July 29 at his home in Chevy Chase.

Mr. Siegel, a partner in the firm from 1970 until he retired in 2002, managed the labor and employment law group. He remained active with the firm for five years after his retirement.

He was born in Chicago and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He graduated from City College of New York in 1957 and Duke University law school in 1960.

Mr. Siegel began working as a lawyer in Jacksonville, Fla., at a private firm, then joined the National Labor Relations Board in Atlanta and Albuquerque. He moved to Washington in 1964 and joined Arent Fox. He was also an adjunct professor and senior lecturer in law at Duke for 30 years.

Mr. Siegel was president and general counsel of the National Parking Association. Then-Maryland Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. (R) appointed him chairman of the Maryland Labor Relations Board in 2003.

He was also a past board member and four-time president of United Cerebral Palsy of Washington and Northern Virginia. For 20 years, he was general counsel of the Jewish Social Service Agency of Greater Washington, and was a board member at Catholic University.

He was twice honored by the local Jewish Social Service Agency. He was a member of the Washington Hebrew Congregation, a reform synagogue, and the University Club in Washington.

Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Rochelle Robin Siegel of Chevy Chase; two children, Dina Kessler of Highland Park, Ill., and Jonathan Siegel of Washington; and four grandchildren.

-- Patricia Sullivan

Hanh Thi HoangHomemaker

Hanh Thi Hoang, 66, a Leesburg homemaker who came to the United States from Vietnam in 1975, was found dead July 24 in her house. A relative found Mrs. Hoang's body in an upstairs bedroom, and the Leesburg Police Department has ruled the death a homicide.

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