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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Edward W. 'Bill' Dorcheus Federal Auditor

Edward W. "Bill" Dorcheus, 80, who worked for the federal government for 40 years before retiring as director of auditors at the U.S. Transportation Department, died May 1 at a hospital in Miami of injuries suffered from a January automobile accident in Key Largo, Fla. Mr. Dorcheus was driving a golf cart in a designated lane on the grounds of the Ocean Reef Club when he was struck by a sport-utility vehicle, said a spokesman for the Florida Highway Patrol. The accident remains under investigation. Mr. Dorcheus joined the Army Audit Agency in 1958 and worked for four years in Japan and South Korea, where he met his wife-to-be. He settled in Fairfax City in the early 1970s and assumed several senior auditor positions with the agency before transferring to what is now the Energy Department in 1978. He later transferred to the Transportation Department and retired in 1988.

Edward William Dorcheus was a native of Ashton, Idaho, and a 1958 accounting graduate of the University of Idaho.

Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Kyong Won Dorcheus, of Pelham, N.Y.; their daughter, Seraphim Reycraft, of Pelham; a brother; and four grandchildren.

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Blaine H. Eig Silver Spring Doctor

Blaine H. Eig, 88, who had a private internal medicine and cardiology practice in Silver Spring from 1952 to 1996, died May 19 at his home in Rockville. He had congestive heart failure.

In addition to his practice, Dr. Eig was a co-founder of the medical staff at Silver Spring's Holy Cross Hospital in 1963 and was the first chairman of the department of medicine. He was president of the Holy Cross medical staff in the late 1960s. He was a medical consultant to the State Department in the 1960s.

Blaine Herbert Eig, the son of developer Sam Eig, was a native Washingtonian and a 1939 graduate of Roosevelt High School. He graduated from Georgetown University medical school in the mid-1940s. He was an Army veteran of World War II and the Korean War.

His past memberships included B'nai Israel Congregation, a Conservative synagogue, and Woodmont Country Club, both in Rockville.

Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Elizabeth Birnman "Bette" Eig of Rockville; six sons, Wayne Eig of Bethesda, Michael Eig and Dr. Mark Eig, both Chevy Chase, and Keith Eig, Dr. Blair Eig and Jonathan Eig, all of Potomac; 15 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

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