THOMAS B. WHITLEY
Of Washington, DC, on Thursday, June 18, 2015. Born in St. Louis, MO, on April 20, 1930, a graduate of Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School, Columbia College and Cornell Law School, Tom was an energetic community advocate throughout his life, most recently in areas of planning, transportation and the environment. With real estate law as his specialty, he worked for Bethlehem Steel for over 20 years and later was Vice President and Counsel of a real estate brokerage firm in Manhattan. After retiring from corporate life, he was a tour guide in Washington, DC, for 15 years and an ANC Commissioner in Ward 3 for four years. Tom's interests were many and he passionately embraced life. He is survived by his beloved wife, Carol Whitley; by his daughter, Janine Whitley and son, Christopher Whitley; by his stepdaughter, Jennifer McAllister and stepson Erik Roberts (Mandy), and by his step-grandson, Alexander Bonn. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on July 30 at Bradley Hills Presbyterian Church in Bethesda, MD.
Published in The Washington Post on Jun. 26, 2015.