66, of Poolesville, died on November 12, 2014.
See the Monocacy Monocle article dated October 10, 2014 entitled
"Poolesville Man Wins 2014 Stockholm Water Prize".
"Betty" C. Bassett, 77, of Poolesville, MD, on November
Loving wife of Leo J. Bassett.
Surviving besides her husband are her children, Brian and Mark
Dawson; grandchildren, Brian Dawson, Jr., Amanda Cassell and
husband Nolan, Brooke Syndor and husband JP; great grandchildren,
Ryden, Oliver and Vava; step children, Leo J. Bassett, Jr and
partner Karyn Seymour, Victoria Clyne and husband Ken; step
grandchildren, Caroline and Eric Clyne.
Betty was proceeded in death by one son, Denny Dawson.
The family will be receiving friends on Thursday November 13
from 1-3 and 6-8 PM at the Our Lady of the Presentation Catholic
Church, 17230 Tom Fox Ave., Poolesville, MD, where a Mass of
Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday November 14 at
Interment will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Silver Spring,
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to a charity of your
choice in Betty's name.
Post, 85, of Germantown, MD died peacefully on October 30, 2014
at Charlotte Hall Veteran's Home in Charlotte Hall, MD. He is
survived by two children, Lawrence (Larry) Jeffrey Post and
Jennifer Wynne Suess, and his grandson, Brenden Suess. At the
gravesite he will join his wife of 40 years, Vivian Almira Post
who passed away in 1995. Born on May 6, 1929 in New York City,
Mr. Post lived in various states along the East Coast, moving
to Lancaster, PA to attend McCaskey High School. He graduated
in 1948 and soon after joined the United States Marine Corps.
He served 20 years, including being stationed in Japan for the
duration of the Korean War. He met his wife, Vivian when he
was on leave visiting Baltimore and they soon became engaged
and married in November of 1956. He then did another tour of
Japan, finishing his military career as a Gunnery Sergeant training
troops at Parris Island, SC, where he started a family. After
retiring from the military, he attended University of Maryland
and received his undergraduate degree so that he could teach
geography in the Arlington County School System. The family
lived in Arlington for 8 years, moving to his family home and
property on Berryville Road in 1972, where Mr. Post finished
out his teaching career and resided up to April of this year.
Graveside services with Military Honors will take place at 2:00
PM on Tuesday November 4, 2014 at the Darnestown Presbyterian
Church Cemetery, 15120 Turkey Foot Road, Gaithersburg, MD. The
family would like to thank Mr. Post's dedicated caretakers Kunzang
Drolma (KD), William Rowe (Jampal), Jonas Horner and his mom,
Barbara Haddon (Megan). In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions
may be made in honor of Thomas Post to the following organizations:
Cornerstone Montgomery, Inc. (formerly St. Luke's House) 6040
Southport Drive, Bethesda, MD 20814 or NAMI Montgomery County
(Thrift Shop), 11718 Parklawn Drive, Rockville, MD 20885 or
Kunzang Palyul Chöling (KPC) PO Box 88, Poolesville, MD
Catron, 83, of Frederick, MD, lost his courageous battle with
cancer on October 28, 2014.
He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Phyllis Staley
Catron. Born on June 12, 1931 in Chatham Hill, VA, he was a
son of the late Martin Luther Catron and Myrtle Marie Catron
Williams. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and proudly
served from 1951 until his medical discharge in 1960. He was
then employed by M-NCPPC for 33 years as a small-engine mechanic
until his retirement in 1993. He was a hard-working man who
took pride in everything he did and would do anything for anybody.
He especially enjoyed family reunions and trips back to the
mountains near Marion, VA. He also liked fixing things, gardening,
woodworking, and antique car shows. In addition to his wife,
he is survived by a son, Wayne Catron (Carolyn) of Sabillasville;
two daughters, Sharon Catron (Rick) of Frederick and Carol Wallace
of Middletown; and two grandchildren, Jon Miller (Kelsey) of
Brunswick and Jessi Wallace of Middletown. In addition, he is
survived by one brother, Delter Catron of Martinsburg, WV, and
two sisters, Jerlean Eader of Poolesville, MD and Cathern Maus
of Boonsboro, MD. He was predeceased by a brother Raymond Catron,
and two sisters Mildred Cullop and Dorothy Woods. The family
will receive friends from 3 to 6 pm on Sunday, November 2, 2014
at Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Road, Barnesville,
MD. Funeral services will be held at 1 pm on Monday, November
3, 2014 at Boyds Presbyterian Church, 19901 White Ground Road,
Boyds, MD. Pastor Eyde Mabanglo will officiate. Interment will
immediately follow in the Church cemetery. Pallbearers will
be Jon Miller, Mark Lewis, Delter Cullop, Chuck Eader, Marty
Eader, and Mike Maus. The family would like to thank Dr. Eric
Bush and Kline Hospice House for his care. In lieu of flowers,
memorial contributions may be made directly to Kline
Hospice House, 7000 Kimmel Rd, Mount Airy, MD 21771,
or to Hospice of Frederick County, PO Box 1799, Frederick, MD
Catherine B. Souder
B. "Bea" Souder, 86, of Poolesville, Maryland passed
away Tuesday October 14th, 2014 at Bedford Court assisted living
in Silver Spring, Md.
She was born February 3, 1928 in Madera, Pa., the daughter of
the late Emory and Catherine Daugherty Skonier.
Bea was employed by AT&T Communications and retired after
20 years of service. She was a member of Our Lady of the Presentation
Catholic Church in Poolesville and a former member of St. Timothy's
Catholic Church in Walkersville, Md.
Mrs. Souder is survived by her sons Michael W. Souder (Robin)
of Poolesville; David G. Souder (Joe) of Thurmont; one sister
Jeanne Carter (Ken) of Ohio; 3 grandchildren, Alicia Krauss,
Stephanie Hunter and Justin Souder; 2 great-children, Aiden
and Cameron Krauss and many beloved nieces, nephews, great-nieces
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband,
Welling (Buck) Souder; stepfather John A. Shimmel; two sisters
Barbara McMackin and Shirley Desso; four brothers Bernard, Albert,
Gilbert and Thomas Shimmel and a sister Margaret Skonier.
The family will be receiving friends on Thursday October 16
from 3-5 and 7-9 pm at the Hilton Funeral Home 22111 Beallsville
Rd. (Rt. 109), Barnesville, Md.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 am on Friday
October 17 at Our Lady of the Presentation Catholic Church,
17230 Tom Fox Ave., Poolesville, Md. Interment to follow at
Resthaven Memorial Gardens in Frederick, Md.
W. Donaldson, Sr.
Donaldson, Sr., 88, of Dickerson, MD, passed away on Tuesday
October 7, 2014 at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital in Rockville,
He was the husband of Emma Pauline Donaldson.
Born on May 3, 1926 in Front Royal, VA, he was the son of the
late Andrew Leroy and Rebecca (Sutphin) Donaldson.
Surviving besides his wife are his two sons, John W. Donaldson,
Jr. and Bradley L. Donaldson; one brother, Frank Donaldson;
five grandchildren, John W., III, Trevor, Joleane, Andrew, Katherine
and eight great grandchildren.
Services are private.
"Jake" R. Jesuitas
R. Jesuitas, 17, of Poolesville, MD.
Son of John and Stacey Jesuitas, brother of Nicolas, grandson
of Robert and Dorothy Renne and Purie Jesuitas and Ray Miranda.
The family will be receiving friends on Saturday October 4th
from 12 noon to 1 P.M. at the Poolesville Baptist Church, 17550
West Willard Road, Poolesville. Funeral services will begin
at 1 P.M.
A cremation will follow.
Keith McCrea, 67, who practiced law in the District of Columbia
for more than 40 years, passed away at his home on September
5, 2014. The cause of death was melanoma.Mr. McCrea, a resident
of Dickerson, MD, was born in Western Pennsylvania. He received
a B.S. in chemical engineering from Lehigh University and received
his J.D. degree from Georgetown University Law Center. He was
a partner with the firm of Sutherland Asbill & Brennan since
1990 and previously had been a partner with Squires Sanders
& Dempsey, and Grove Jaskiewicz & Gilliam. He specialized
in energy law and played a leading role in the restructuring
of the natural gas and electric industries in California, and
how they are regulated at the state and federal levels. He was
regularly listed among the top energy lawyers in DC and the
US by Chambers, The Best Lawyers in America, and Super Lawyers.
In his youth, Keith excelled at baseball, playing shortstop
at Lehigh University and semi-professionally. He was an avid
hunter and fly-fisherman, and enjoyed competing in sporting
clay tournaments. He always enjoyed working on the farm. He
will be missed by his wife of 44 years, Penelope McCrea; their
children, Conor and his wife Shelly, Chad and his wife Erika,
and Caitlin; his grandchildren, Everett and Katherine; his mother,
Verna McCrea; his brother, Gary McCrea; and his sister, Sue
Lovett. He was preceded in death by his father, Russ McCrea.
The family asks for donations to support research efforts to
eradicate melanoma. Please indicate the donation is in memory
of Keith McCrea and in support of Dr. Evan Lipson's research.
Checks can be made payable to Johns Hopkins Medicine and mailed
to Dina Mallis Klicos, Kimmel
Cancer Center Development Office, 740 E. Pratt Street, Suite
1700, Baltimore, MD 21202 (or at https://secure.jhu.edu/form/kimmel).
The family will be receiving family and friends at his farm
(1349 Sugarloaf Mountain Road, Dickerson, MD) on Saturday, September
13, from 1pm to 5pm, with remarks at 3pm.
Smith, 60, of Dickerson, MD, on September 4, 2014.
He was the husband of Christine Vestal, father of Leo Smith,
Zoe Persina (Ben), Amy Vestal (Damien McDonagh), son of Thomas
and Patricia Smith, brother of Linda Ritzenberg, Judy Sears,
Andrea Alderdice, Greg Smith, Jenny Nealon and grandfather to
Kaya, Kiera and Payton McDonagh.
The family will be receiving friends on Monday September 8th
from 6-8 P.M. at the St. Mary's Catholic Church, 18230 Barnesville
Rd., Barnesville, MD where a Mass of Christian Burial will be
celebrated on Tuesday September 9th at 11:30 A.M.
Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Mary's Catholic
Church, P.O. Box 67, Barnesville, MD 20838.
Guandolo, 63, of Walkersville, MD died on September 1, 2014.
Born on July 26, 1951, in Washington, DC, he was the son of
the late John S. and Elizabeth (Wade) Guandolo.
Surviving is his soulmate, Frances Rice of Woodsboro, MD, numerous
aunts, uncles and cousins.
Joe was preceded in death by his godfather and uncle, Kevin
The family will be receiving friends on Friday September 5 from
6-8 PM at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd. (Rt.
109), Barnesville, MD, where funeral services will be held on
Saturday September 6 at 11 AM.
Interment will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, Barnesville.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in Joe's name to
the Carol Manor Volunteer Fire Department, 2795 Adams St, Adamstown,
Bucheimer, Sr. (Age 86) of Gaithersburg, formally of Dickerson,
MD lost his battle with cancer on September 1, 2014. He was
born April 8, 1928 in Maryland to the late Clarence and Anna
May White Bucheimer. He was the husband of the late Patricia
Atwood Bucheimer. He was preceded in death by his son George
Bucheimer, Jr. and daughter Mary Beth Bucheimer. He leaves behind
a son Michael P. Bucheimer and daughter in law Christine Donati
Bucheimer. He is also survived by two granddughters and four
George was the owner and operator of Jefferson & Bucheimer,
Inc. Excavation. He loved country music, dancing,eating Maryland
blue crabs enjoying a cold Schlitz.and hanging out with his
beloved family and dog's.
Family and friends will gather to celebrate George's life and
to honor his kind, humble and loving spirit. Visitation will
be at Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Road (Route 109),
Barnesville, MD on Thursday, September 4, 2014 from 6-8 P.M.
A graveside service will be at Parklawn Memorial Cemetery, 12800
Viers Mill Road, Rockville, MD on Friday, September 5, 2014
at 11:00 A.M.
Memorial contributions may be made to American
Cancer Society, Montgomery County Unit, 801 Roeder Road,
Suite 800, Silver Spring, MD 20910.
29, 2014, beloved matriarch, sister, mentor, and friend passed
away peacefully surrounded by family. She was 93. Surviving
her are son Daniel (Barbara) of Middletown, MD; daughters Rae
(Richard Skinner) of Charlottesville, VA; and Heidi (Roger Brenholtz)
of Beallsville, MD, and grandchildren Eva, Jason, and Matthew
(Alie Murphy) Rosvold; Christopher Skinner; Ben, Mack, and Quinn
Brenholtz; and great-granddaughters Naomi Englebach and Maple
Rosvold; and numerous nieces and nephews in the U.S. and Canada.
Also surviving is her sister, Teresa M. Vaughan, of Ottawa,
Ontario, and brother, Buddy McKinnon, of Grande Prairie, Alberta.
Mary's cherished husband of 51 years, neuropsychologist Haldor
"Hal" Rosvold, died in 1997; brother Bernie McKinnon,
and sisters Virginia Hughes and Jean McKinnon also predeceased
her. Mary McKinnon was born in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. After
graduating from the Nova Scotia Hospital School of Nursing,
Mary responded to the call for medical support for troops injured
in the D-Day invasion and enlisted as an officer in the Royal
Canadian Army Medical Corps. Stationed in England from 1944
to 1946, she nursed wounded soldiers, danced at officer parties,
began a life-long passion for psychiatric nursing, and met her
future husband. Their wartime romance became a lifelong love.
Mary pursued her nursing career while raising their three children.
She was a head nurse at Chestnut Lodge, a renowned psychoanalytic
hospital in Rockville, MD. Mary was known as a firm but compassionate
supervisor who cared deeply about her patients, mentored staff,
and enjoyed enduring friendships with her colleagues. Mary relished
travel and family vacations on the Chesapeake Bay and in Canada.
She loved the ocean's salty breeze and crashing surf. In retirement,
Mary was an active volunteer and cared for Hal, together battling
his Parkinson's disease. Mary is remembered for her sense of
humor and fun; her spirit of adventure; her strength, independence,
and wisdom; her love for children, dogs, and books; her interest
in world affairs; her pride and love for her family; and her
absolute respect for personal dignity. Family and close friends
will gather in Beallsville, MD, to celebrate Mary's life. Donations
may be made in memory of Mary Rosvold to Montgomery Hospice,
Casey House Charity Fund, 1355 Piccard Dr. #101, Rockville,
I. Magaha, 86, of Frederick, MD, formerly of Boyds, MD, died
on Monday August 25, 2014 at Edenton Assisted Living in Frederick.
She was the wife of the late Archie T. Magaha who died January
of 1999 after 54 years of marriage. Archie and Virginia were
married in August of 1945.
Born on July 26, 1928 in Martinsburg, WV, she was the daughter
of the late Martin Ellis and Charlotte Virginia (Prather) Braithwaite.
Virginia worked for Al-Marah Arabians Farm, Boyds Market, Selby's
Market and for the Montgomery County Schools Café during
Surviving are her two daughters, Connie Rough and husband Ron
of Walkersville, MD, Donna Elgin and husband Charlie of Adamstown,
MD; one sister, Norma Everhart of Berkeley Springs, WV; seven
grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.
She will also be remembered by numerous nieces and nephews.
Virginia was preceded in death by one son, Franklin Magaha;
one daughter, Joanna Dorsey; one brother, Max Braithwaite and
three sisters, Ruth Wenks, Anna Mae Magaha and Amelia Wilson.
The family will be receiving friends on Thursday August 28 from
5-8 P.M. at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd. (Rt.
109), Barnesville, MD.
Funeral services will be held at 1 P.M. on Friday August 29
at the Barnesville Baptist Church, 17917 Barnesville Rd., Barnesville.
Interment will follow in Monocacy Cemetery, Beallsville, MD.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Virginia's name
to the Barnesville Baptist Church, P.O. Box 69, Barnesville,
Arthur Potts, Jr (Billy) of Poolesville, MD, passed peacefully
at home on Friday August 22, 2014. He was the beloved husband
of Victoria Taylor Potts and loving father of Caitlyn Elizabeth
Potts. Born on May 23, 1966, he was the son of Mary Alyce Chaney
Kolb and stepfather Donald L Kolb of Aberdeen, MD and father
William Arthur Potts, Sr. and stepmother Lenda A Potts of Grasonville,
MD. He is also survived by his grandmother, Eleanor Kolb of
Philadelphia, PA, his sister, Jennifer Kolb Edwards and husband
Jay of Charlotte, NC and brother Chad Kolb of Joppa, MD. Please
honor Billy by making a donation in his name to the LUNGevity
Monroe, 76, of Germantown, MD, died peacefully on August 21,
She was the wife of the late John Monroe.
Born on August 9, 1938, in Maryland, she was the daughter of
the late Herbert and Gladys (Voight) Haynes.
Surviving are two daughters, Ruthann Harrison of Germantown,
MD, Jeanette Farmer of Harpers Ferry, WV; one son, Kenny Bynaker
of Rockville, MD; one sister, Sylvia Hungerford of Germantown;
one brother, Richard Haynes of WV; seven grandchildren, David
Fitzwater, Jr., Stephen and Matt Harrison, Melissa Smith, Kenny
Bynaker, Jr., Tony Lowe, Justin Farmer and nine great grandchildren.
Dixie was preceded in death by one brother, Roy Haynes.
Graveside services will be held at 1 P.M. on Monday August 25
at the Darnestown Presbyterian Church Cemetery, 15120 Turkey
Foot Road, Gaithersburg, MD 20878.
on Tuesday, August 5, 2014. Bill, as he was known to friends
and family, was born in Elmsford, New York November 2, 1928
to Maximillian Joseph and Eva Viola Graf. He is survived by
his sister Babara Pratt, his brother Max J. Graf, III, his brother
and sister-in-law Charles and Audrey Graf, his four children,
Jennie Broadwell, Bill Graf, Jr., Kim DiBiasio and Mary Logan,
their respective spouses Ed Broadwell, Kate Graf, Mark DiBiasio,
and Tom Logan, as well as his 9 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.
He spent his life building and improving homes in the area where
he lived, and devoted years of his time in support of the Boyds
Presbyterian Church as a member and trustee and in this way
touched many, many people of the community.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial service
at 2:00 p.m. at Boyds Presbyterian Church, Saturday, August
23, 2014, 19901 White Ground Road, Boyds, Maryland, with a graveside
service to follow. In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations
to be made in his name to the Boyds Presbyterian Church.
Shawver, 65, of Dickerson, MD, died on August 1, 1014.
Born on September 14, 1948 in Frederick, MD he was the son of
the late Audry J. and Carrie (Steele) Shawver, Sr.
Surviving are his two brothers, Audry J. Shawver, Jr. of Dickerson,
Charles F. Shawver of Frederick and one sister, Barbara A. Edwards
of New York.
Inurnment will take place at a later date in Arlington National
Burdette, 81, of Kearneysville, WV, loving husband of Edith
Burdette died peacefully on Sunday, July 27, 2014. Born in Boyds,
MD, on April 25, 1933, he was the son of the late Kenneth N.
and Alice N. Burdette. Besides his wife he is survived by his
four children; Deb Burdette (Wendy Tresselt), Linda Brenner
(Kenneth), Kimmy Burdette (Jeff Fogle), Tony Burdette (Lisa);
two step children, Jr. Coeburn (Lynn), Darrell Huffman(Angie);
his first wife Margie Hickman; one brother, Samuel Burdette;
two sisters, Bertha (Sissy) LaFleur, and Louise Fritz. He was
a loving grandfather to six grandchildren Amanda and Ashley
Paxton, Samantha Brenner, Bryan Burdette, Natalie and Ian Rhoades;
one great-granddaughter, Aubrey Jones; three step grandchildren
Jimmy and Elizabeth Coeburn, Brian Coeburn and two step great-grandchildren,
Tyler and Jessica Coeburn.
He was preceded in death by one step-son, Michael Lawrence,
sisters, Ruth Cantler, Eleanor Pullen, one brother, Kenneth
The family will be accepting friends Wednesday, July 30th from
2-4 and 6-8 pm, Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd. (Rt.
109), Barnesville, MD 20838, where services will be held on
Thursday July 31st at 1:00 pm. Interment will follow at the
Boyds Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Boyds MD
Kaelin, 98, of Rockville, MD on July 15, 2014.
Wife of the late Norbert E. Kaelin, Sr.,; mother of Norbert
Kaelin, Jr. (Helen), Tania Thompson (Eldon), Richard Kaelin
(Margaret), Judith Albrecht (William), Larry Kaelin (Donna),
Karen Ricucci (David), Philip Kaelin (Teresa), Cherrie Collins
(Ronald), Karen Kaelin Hosinski; sister of Donald Clayton, Mildred
Warwick; grandmother of 24 and great grandmother of 37.
Ruby was preceded in death by two sisters and one brother.
The family is receiving friends from 9:30 to 11:00 am on Saturday
July 19 at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 520 Veirs Mill Rd., Rockville,
MD where a Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 am.
Interment will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, Rockville.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Ruby's name to Montgomery
Hospice, 1355 Piccard Dr #100, Rockville, MD (montgomeryhospice.org).
Johnson Shifflett of Flint Circle, Frederick, formerly of Germantown
passed away on July 15, 2014, at the home of her daughter, Virginia
Mae Price, following a lengthy illness.
Mrs. Shifflett was born in Baltimore, MD, on May 23, 1926. She
was the daughter of Effie Peterson and Charles Parks, both of
She was predeceased by her husband James Ellis Shifflett, and
leaves behind a daughter Virginia Mae and husband Lawrence H.
"Skip" Price, III; granddaughter Joy Lynn (Mrs. Donald
Spalin) and great-grandson Axel Spalin of Easton, MD.
Private grave-side services will be held at Mt Olivet Cemetery
in Frederick, MD.
Those desiring may make memorial contributions in Mrs. Shifflett's
name to Frederick County Hospice, 516 Trail Avenue, PO Box 1799,
Frederick, MD 21702 (hospiceoffrederick.org)
Lee Voorhis Butler
Butler, 75, of Poolesville, MD died on Sunday July 13, 2014
in Chevy Chase, MD.
She was the wife of the late Edward T. Butler, Jr.
Born on September 28, 1938 in Boston, MA, she was the daughter
of the late Col. Nicholas R. and Virginia (Warren) Voorhis.
Martha graduated from Bethesda Chevy Chase High School in 1956,
Lucy Webb Hayes School of Nursing, Washington, DC in 1959 and
earned a BA from the American University in Washington, DC in
1963. She was a registered Nurse for several years and then
devoted her time to her family.
She is survived by her children, Edward N. Butler (Ann) of Woodbridge,
VA, John W. Butler (Lori) of Salisbury, MD, David H. Butler
(Wendy) of Poolesville, MD; one brother, Nicholas R. Voorhis,
Jr., of Albuquerque, NM; one sister, Virginia Butler of Media,
PA; grandchildren, Emily C. and Sarah E. Butler of Salisbury,
MD, Ross D. Butler of Poolesville, MD and one aunt, Nathalie
W. McCulloch, of Sarasota, FL.
The family will be receiving friends on Saturday July 19 from
2-4 PM with a prayer service at 3:00 PM at the Hilton Funeral
Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd. (Rt. 109), Barnesville, MD.
A private burial service will be held at Fort Hill Cemetery
in Auburn, New York at a later date.
Holcomb, 89, of Romney, WV, died on July 12, 2014 at her residence.
She was the wife of the late Leonard Holcomb.
Born on March 4, 1925, in Bluefield, WV, she was the daughter
of the late William and Roxanne (Higginbottom) Burgess.
Helen is survived by her children, Michael Holcomb and wife
Pam of Urbana, MD, JoAnn Brooks and husband Raymond of Shepherdstown,
WV, Judy Mae Holcomb-Chavez of Arlington, VA, Toby Rae Rhodes
and husband Ralph of Frederick, MD, Carolyn L. Bigelow and husband
Kevin of Harpers Ferry, WV; one brother, William Burgess; one
sister, Rayma Malfe; nine grandchildren, Joy Foster, Kenny Brooks,
Tracy Moore, Curtis and Chad Fisk, Katie Busick, Kristen, Nikki
and Joshua Holcomb and five great grandchildren, Dakota Harrison,
Chance Moore, Cierra and Chase Foster and Joseph Busick.
Helen was preceded in death by one brother, Montford Burgess.
Funeral services will be held at 3 pm on Wednesday July 16 at
the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd. (Rt. 109), Barnesville,
Interment will follow in Monocacy Cemetery, Beallsville, MD.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to either the Wounded
Warrior Project (woundedwarriorproject.org) or the American
Cancer Society (cancer.org)
M. Bogley, 85, of Derwood, MD on July 11, 2014.
Loving husband of Geraldine E. Bogley of 66 years.
Sterling was born February 25, 1929 in Sandy Spring, MD.
He is the beloved father of James J. (Gloria), Dennis S. (Sherry),
Richard M. (Patty), Bernard D. (Bernadette) Bogley and Kimberly
O. Riffle (Dave); brother of Jeanette Crockett, Joan Peek and
Ronald Bogley; grandfather of 9, great grandfather of 4. He
is also survived by 7 nieces and nephews and many friends.
Sterling was preceded in death by one sister, Barbara Currin.
The family is receiving friends on Tuesday July 15 from 5-8
pm at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd. (Rt. 109),
Barnesville, MD, where funeral services will be held on Wednesday
July 16 at 11 am.
Interment will follow in All Souls Cemetery, Germantown, MD.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to either the Cystic
Fibrosis Foundation (www.cff.org) or the Autism
Hayden passed away peacefully on Friday, July 11, 2014 from
respiratory failure at Frederick Memorial Hospital. She was
92-years-old and a long time resident of Buckingham Choice,
Adamstown, Maryland. She was the daughter of Frank Hodgkin and
Caroline Getty Hodgkin (maiden name Somers). Mary was a native
Washingtonian and grew up on Seventh Street, NW near the intersection
with Hamilton Street. She loved to tell stories about her trips
to Griffith Stadium to watch the Senators play, and shopping
at Ida's Department Store. She graduated from Roosevelt High
School in 1941. During World War II, she worked as a secretary
in the Department of War. In 1949, she married Roger Alexander
Hayden, also a Washingtonian and a veteran of World War II.
Shortly thereafter, they moved to Potomac, MD and, then, to
a farm in Poolesville, MD. She and her husband operated Congressional
Title Company for over 40 years in a location on Wisconsin Avenue
in Northwest Washington just above Friendship Heights. After
her husband's death in 1991, she first moved to Crestwood Village
in Frederick, Maryland and then to Buckingham's Choice in Adamstown,
Maryland. Mary and her family have been active members of St.
Mary's Catholic Church and Shrine in Barnesville, Maryland for
over 50 years. She professed to be a Baptist all of the years
of her membership in the church and was known as the best "Baptist/Catholic"
in the community. She received the sacrament of Confirmation
at the age of 90 bringing her fully into the church. She is
preceded in death by her husband, Roger Alexander Hayden, and
her only sibling, Charles H. Hodgkin, who was killed on the
D-Day invasion of Normandy during World War II. She is survived
by her daughter Charlotte Gale Baker and Charlotte's two children
Christina Baker Mauldin of Denham Springs, Louisiana and Jason
Baker of Hagerstown, Maryland and two great grandchildren. Mary
is also survived by her son Roger (Roddy) Alexander Hayden,
II, his wife Diane, and their children Caroline Jean Hayden,
Elizabeth Mary Hayden and Roger (Alex) Alexander Hayden, III
of Poolesville, Maryland. A viewing will be held from 6:00 -
8:00pm on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at Hilton Funeral Home, 22111
Beallsville, Rd., Barnesville, MD 20838. A Mass of Christian
Burial will be held at 11:00am on Thursday, July 17, 2014 at
St. Mary's Catholic Church and Shrine, 18230 Barnesville, Rd.,
Barnesville, MD 20838. Interment in the church cemetery and
a reception in St. Mary's pavilion will follow immediately.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Mary's Catholic
Church and Shrine, P.O. Box 67, Barnesville, MD 20838.
Morgal, 59, of Poolesville, MD, passed away on Wednesday, July
9, 2014, at her home, after an 8 month battle with lung cancer.
She is survived by her husband of forty-two years, David E.
Morgal, Jr., two daughters, Dawn Geraci and her husband, Joe,
of Keedysville, Leeanna Hopkins and her husband, Travis, of
Poolesville; two sisters, Donna Arnold (her twin), of Damascus,
and Debbie Mason, of Annapolis. She is also survived by her
five grandchildren, Shelby & Faith Geraci, Aly, Lauren &
Dylan Hopkins and mother-in-law, Mary Morgal, of Cabin John.
Denise is preceded in death by her loving parents George Thomas
& Barbara Ann Bolton, and father-in-law, David E. Morgal,
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Monday, July 14,
2014 at the Hilton Funeral Home at 22111 Beallsville Road, Barnesville,
MD. Rev. Dean M. Miller will officiate. Interment to follow
in Monocacy Cemetery, Beallsville, MD.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Upper
Montgomery Volunteer Fire Department, 19801 Beallsville Rd,
Beallsville, Md 20839 or Poolesville Relay for Life, team "Let's
Bobadilla, 92, of Poolesville, died on July 3, 2014.
Family received friends on Saturday July 5 from 3-8 PM with
prayer services held at 6 PM at the funeral home.
Father Kevin O'Reilly of St. Mary's, Barnesville officiated.
Lloyd Grubb, 98, of Frederick, MD, formerly of Poolesville,
MD died on June 29, 2014 at Homewood in Frederick.
He was the husband of the late Thelma (Harvey) Grubb. They were
married for 70 years when she passed in 2012.
Born on December 22, 1915 in Poolesville, he was the son of
the late Harry and Bettie (Padgett) Grubb.
Lloyd graduated from Poolesville High School in 1936, married
Thelma in 1942 and worked at the Bethesda Naval Hospital Supply
Department from 1945-1977. Lloyd also owned a barber shop in
Poolesville for more than 20 years. He always said if he could
not remember your face he could recognize a client by the back
of their head.
Surviving is one daughter, Peggy Kinna and husband Larry; one
daughter-in-law, Nancy Grubb-Deadrick (Robert); one sister,
Ethel Shannon; four grandchildren, David Kinna (Julie), Shannon
Burke (Eddie), Regina Grubb, Raymond L. Grubb, III; five great
grandchildren, David Kinna, Jr., Tyler Burke, Shawn Kinna, Jenna
Burke and Briana Kinna.
Lloyd was preceded in death by one son, Ray Lloyd Grubb, Jr.;
two brothers, Edgar and Harold "Pap" and two sisters,
Dorothy and Betty.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday July 2 from 5-8
pm at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd. (Rt. 109),
Funeral services will be held at 11 am on Thursday July 3 at
the Memorial United Methodist Church, 17821 Elgin Road, P.O.
Box 358, Poolesville, MD 20837.
Interment will follow in Monocacy Cemetery, Beallsville, MD.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Lloyd's name to
the church or the Upper Montgomery County Volunteer Fire Department,
19801 Beallsville Road, Beallsville, Maryland 20839
Chisholm, 90, of Poolesville, MD, passed away Friday, June 27th
peacefully surrounded by his family. Son of Harold and Josephine,
born May 25, 1924 in Boston, MA. He is survived by his wife
of 60 years, Virginia B Chisholm.
Richard grew up in the Boston area, graduated from Harvard Univ,
served in the US Marine Corp during WWII. Distinguished himself
during a 40 year career at Liberty Mutual Ins Co. His passions
were bridge, photography, his garden, and tennis. He volunteered
with Hospice of Montgomery County.
He is also survived by his sons Colin (Becky) of Bothell, WA;
Jon (Sandy) of Frederick, MD; and Richard of Hidden Valley,
CA. Grandchildren: Kelli Vaughan, Jennifer (Andrew) Karolick,
Vincent, Amanda, Markus (Joy) Chisholm; and great grandchildren:
Aiden, Addison Karolick. Also survived by his brother Don, Huntington
Services will be held on Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at Saint Mary's
Catholic Shrine, Barnesville, MD at 11:00 AM. In lieu of flowers,
please send contributions to Hospice of Frederick, MD.
June 15, 2014, William H. Hagar of Boyds, MD; husband of the
late Judith S. Hagar; father of Christina Barnhard and Deborah
Hagar; brother of H. Howard Hagar, Jr. and George L. Hagar;
grandfather of William Barnhard and Kelly Barnhard. Memorial
service will be held at Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville
Road (Rt. 109), Barnesville, MD on Thursday, August 7 at 10
a.m. Inurnment will follow in Parklawn Memorial Park, 12800
Veirs Mill Road, Rockville, MD at 12:00 p.m.
88, formerly of Port Orange, Florida, died at home in The Villages,
Florida, on Sunday, June 15.
Kesley Hobert (Bart) Green was born November 4, 1925, at Flat
Top Mountain, West Virginia, to Spencer and Bertha Wallace Green.
Bart graduated from Princeton High School, Princeton, W V.,
and served as a Radioman in the U.S. Navy during World War II.
After the war, he received a degree in Commerce from West Virginia
University in Morgantown and moved to Arlington, Va. Bart had
a 30-year career at the U.S. Department of Commerce, specializing
in maritime insurance. He traveled all over Europe for his job
and regularly attended NATO meetings in Brussels, Belgium, his
favorite city in Europe. He retired at age 55 as a Deputy Secretary
of Maritime Insurance.
In his younger years, Bart was a skilled Ballroom and Mambo
dancer and won several competitions in the Washington, D.C.
area. He was an excellent bowler and belonged to a variety of
leagues throughout his life. Bart loved history and visiting
historical sites in D. C. and on the east coast. He had a wry
sense of humor, always loved a good joke, and could entertain
friends and family for hours with his seemingly endless repertoire
of jokes and stories. Bart was a loving stepfather, uncle and
grandfather who doted on the children in his life. He was everyone's
favorite babysitter and often took nieces and nephews to college
basketball games, on road trips, and to visit West Virginia
to learn the family history. He was an avid regular at the Daytona
Kennel Club for over 30 years "playing the dogs" and
visiting with friends.
Bart and his wife, Marilyn, were married April 18, 1974, in
Arlington, Va, and he became stepfather to Brenda. They lived
for many years in Reston, Va, and in retirement relocated to
Port Orange, Florida, to be near his parents and care for them.
Bart is survived by his wife of 40 years, Marilyn; stepdaughter
Brenda Evans (Bob) and their sons, Benjamin and David of Ijamsvile,
Md; and several nieces and nephews: Karen Kagan and her son,
David Cornell, of Iowa; Brian and Donna Kagan, The Villages,
Fl, and their son, Christopher ; Ward and Linda Green of North
Carolina; Claire and David Brandon of, Va, and their daughter,
Jennifer (Andy) of Arkansas; and Randall Green of Illinois,
and his daughter, Marcie of Alabama.
Bart was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Chester
and Archie, and sisters Virgie and Irene.
A private memorial service will be held at the family's convenience
in West Virginia. Bart had requested that memorial gifts may
be directed to Greyhound
Pets of America/Daytona Beach Chapter.
Taylor, of Beallsville, died on June 7, 2014 at Casey House
Hospice in Rockville after a lengthy battle with cancer.
Born on November 7, 1954 in Baltimore, she was the daughter
of the late Richard Taylor, and Betty Alice Airy of Essex, Maryland.
Surviving besides her mother is her daughter, Harmony Little
and her husband Danny Little; grandson Austin Little, step-granddaughter
Savannah Little and step-grandson Ryan Little; sister Nancy
Taylor and brother Richard Taylor, Jr.; and special friend James
Caywood. And she leaves behind her beloved dog Ginger.
Betty was a wonderful mother, grandmother, and grandmother to
all children who lovingly called her "Miss Betty".
She enjoyed gardening, crafts, sewing, and reading.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, June 18 at 11 a.m.
at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Road, Barnesville,
Maryland. Friends and family are invited to a luncheon at Harmony
Little's home in Beallsville following inurnment at Monocacy
In lieu of flowers, please consider a gift of money to help
defray funeral expenses.
"Sal" J. Salpino
J. Salpino, 67, of Poolesville, died on June 5, 2014 at Suburban
Hospital in Bethesda.
He was the loving husband of Patty Salpino.
Born on October 1, 1946 in Altoona, PA, he was the son of the
late Anthony J. and Marie (Biel) Salpino.
Sal was involved in the American Legion and helped coach MSI
soccer, little league baseball and basketball.
Surviving besides his wife is one daughter, Erica M. Salpino;
one brother, Anthony J. Salpino, Jr. and numerous nieces and
He was preceded in death by one son, Christopher J. Salpino.
The family will be receiving friends on Friday June 13th from
1-3 and 6-8 pm at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville
Rd., Barnesville, MD where funeral services will be held on
Saturday June 14th at 11 am.
Flowers are welcome at the funeral home or donations may be
made to the Poplar Springs Animal Sanctuary http://www.animalsanctuary.org
Webb Ahearn, (76). On May 27, 2014, passed away at home in Dickerson,
surrounded by family. Beloved wife of Allen Ahearn for 55 years.
Loving mother of Beth Fisher (Martin), of Middletown; Sue Regan
(Ralph), of Smithsburg; Allen Ahearn, Jr. (Colleen), of Douglassville,
PA; and Dyanne Ryan (John), of Silver Spring.
Born in Virginia Beach June 26, 1937. Attended Northwestern
High School where she co-edited the school paper and worked
on the yearbooks and was a member of the Quill and Scroll Honor
Society. She attended the University of Maryland. Active member
in the 60's and 70's of St. Patrick's Church (Rockville) and
League of Women Voters. She coached girls CYO basketball (finals
once), and also coached for OBGC for many years. In 1976, co-founded
with Allen the Quill & Brush, a book-and-art store in Bethesda
until 1987, when the business moved to their home in Rockville.
A talented artist, she studied art at Maryland School of Art
and the Corcoran, and illustrated the covers for many early
Q&B catalogs. Co-author with Allen of seven books on book
collecting and rare book values; edited and published several
small-press literary editions and hundreds of Q&B collectible-book
Preceded in death by her parents, Guy and Fidelis McLaughlin
Webb; brothers John, Robert, and Richard. In addition to her
husband and children, she is survived by her brother Thomas
Webb (Betty), of Dickerson; thirteen grandchildren; and two
great-grandchildren. She will be remembered for her fun-loving
nature, quick wit, and love of a good story, whether or not
it was true.
A funeral service will be held on Saturday, May 31, at 11:00
am, at St. Mary's Church in Barnesville, MD. In lieu of flowers,
memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association
or to Hospice of Frederick County.
Robert Billek, Sr.
Robert Billek Sr., 54, of Harpers Ferry, WV, passed away unexpectedly
at his home on Friday, May 23, 2014. He was the husband of Janice
(Jerrell) Billek and the beloved son of Erika Billek-Tetlow
and the late William Billek. He was born in Wilkes-Barre, PA,
on April 17, 1960. That day will always be remembered fondly
by his mother, as it was Easter day, and the bells of the nearby
church tower rang out when Chris was born.
Chris always had the tenacious ability to succeed at anything
he put his mind to. He was proud to own and take care of his
beautiful home in Harpers Ferry and enjoyed working in the yard
and tinkering on home improvement projects in his garage.
In 2004, he became the owner of Spa Man Inc., where he had many
loyal customers that enjoyed his talents and called upon him
Chris is survived by son Christopher Jr., daughter-in-law Candice,
and granddaughter Paisley Billek, of Palm Coast, FL., older
brother William Billek and wife Carol, older sister Christina
Bliss, younger sisters Melissa Aiello and husband Richard, and
Andrea Arnold and husband Ray, as well as brother-in-law Jerry
Jerrell, sister-in-law Marsha Keeler, and numerous nieces and
nephews. He will also be missed by his faithful buddy, his dog
He was preceded in death by father William Billek, step-father
Arthur Tetlow and mother-in-law Linda Jerrell.
The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
on Friday, May 30, at Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville
Rd, Barnesville, MD 20838, where funeral services will be held
on Saturday, May 31, at 10:00 a.m. Internment will immediately
follow at Monocacy Cemetery in Beallsville.
S. Kolb peacefully passed away in the early morning hours of
May 24th, 2014 at Johns Hopkins
He was born in the small town of Souderton, PA which was no
match for his thirst of adventure. He joined the Navy at the
young age of 16 and traveled the world while serving our country.
He was quiet, but with a natural charm that was undeniable once
you got to meet him. He was kind, loving, and sensitive as much
as sensible, incredibly thoughtful, terribly funny and totally
honest, loved music and had a passion for life that was only
matched by his dreams.
He met his wife Monica while traveling through Cuzco in Peru.
They married in 1994 and after a few years of living in the
Pennsylvania area, moved to Poolesville which is where he called
home since 2001.
Together they had two children, Wyatt and Josie who will forever
remember him for his love and
guidance especially during the last years of his life.
He will be missed but forever loved and remembered in many hearts.
Please join us in the Celebration of his life and to wish him
farewell in his journey towards his heavenly home at the Hilton
Funeral Home on Friday May 30th at 12:00pm. A reception will
follow at the home of Eddie and Gilda Harris, 19109 Beallsville
Road, Beallsville, MD 20839.
Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to the Leukemia Lymphoma
In loving memory.
Walker, 69, of Poolesville, MD died on May 23, 2014.
He was the husband of Rosemary (Castellano) Walker.
Born on August 13, 1944 in Teaneck, NJ, he was the son of the
late Samuel C. and Helen (Maves) Walker.
Surviving besides his wife are four children, Michael, David
and Stefanie Walker, Leila Gale; two sisters, Mary Ellen and
Judith Walker and one granddaughter, Emily Gale.
Tom was a member of the Izaak Walton League.
The family will be receiving friends on Tuesday May 27 from
1-3 and 6-8 pm at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville
Rd., Barnesville, MD where funeral services will be held on
Wednesday May 28 at 2 pm.
Interment will follow in Monocacy Cemetery, Beallsville, MD.
Arens Jackson Wildman, died May 17, 2014 at the National Lutheran
Home in Rockville, MD.
Born on July 20, 1926 in Cincinnati, OH, she was the daughter
of the late Harold and Emily Huber Arens.
Shirley moved to the Washington area as a bride in 1946. Mrs.
Wildman was a resident of Germantown, MD for 35 years before
moving to Asbury Methodist village in 1998. She worked as an
accountant in the Gaithersburg, MD area for 30 years and retired
from J. Daniel Rawlings, CPA firm in 1985. She then helped launch
her sons' automotive repair business, Precision Auto Service
in Germantown, where she was Treasurer of the corporation before
retiring a second time.
She leaves behind her beloved son Mark A. Wildman and wife Mary
Siegfried, as well as Cornelius H. A. and Jackie Wildman, and
Andy and Robert Wildman all of Darnestown, MD.
She was preceded in death by her first husband Charles M. Jackson
and daughter Carol Ann Jackson.
The family will receive friends on Thursday May 22 from 6-8
pm at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd. (Rt. 109),
Barnesville, MD. 20838
Funeral services will be held at 11 am on Friday May 23 at the
Boyds Presbyterian Church, 19901 White Ground Road, Boyds, MD.
Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
Coleman, 86, director of Geosciences and Engineering in the
Office of Basic Energy Sciences in the Department of Energy
(DOE) between 1969 and 1994, died at home in his sleep on May
16, 2014. The cause of his death was Alzheimer's disease.
He was known in the Office of Basic Energy Sciences for a droll
sense of humor, thoughtfulness and a commitment to funding good
science. Before working at DOE, he was part of a team at Los
Alamos National Laboratory which developed a new procedure for
the preparation of a pure isotope of the element americium (isotope
V) as well as a useful process for the separation of americium
from another element, curium. He has authored multiple scholarly
articles and technical government reports. Mr. Coleman was born
in Cle Elum, Washington in 1928. He graduated from a small high
school in Palouse, Washington and served in the Army during
the Korean War. He obtained a degree with distinction from the
then state college of Washington. His doctorate from M.I.T.
was in physical chemistry. As a colleague wrote about him, "
I believe that the world of science is a better place because
you were a part of it." He was also a member of the Forestry
Board , the American Chestnut Foundation, the Montgomery County
Master Gardeners, Boyds Civic Association, Boyds Presbyterian
Church and the Sugarloaf Citizens Association. He was an active
Montgomery County, Maryland resident.
He is survived by his wife Peg Coleman; children, Susan Ewing,
Ann Stevenson, Sarah Bivins, Robert Bivins, Terry Hatch, David
Coleman; one sister, Annabelle Decker; 12 grandchildren and
8 great grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at Boyds Presbyterian Church
on June 7th at 2PM.
Whalen, 62, went to be with our Lord on May 15, 2014 at Montgomery
He was the husband of Denise Whalen.
Born in Olney, MD on January 10, 1952, he was the son of the
late Douglas D. Sr. and Dorothy M Whalen.
He is survived by siblings Peggy Clark (Gary), Helen Kaelin
(Norbie), Dorothy Snyder (John), Joyce McEflish (Jack), and
Dougie Whalen (Barbara); 3 step-sons, Brian Rectanus (Heather),
Michael Rectanus (Melissa), and John Rectanus (April); step-grandchildren
Lucian, Kelsey, Nate, Jessica, Jamison, Abby, Bryce and Andrew
A Memorial Celebration will be held at 2 pm on Thursday May
22, 2014 at the Winfield Bible Chapel, 5407 Woodbine Road, Woodbine,
In lieu of flowers please make donations to American Cancer
Stowers, 103, died on May 15, 2014 at Glade Valley Nursing Center.
She was the wife of the late Charles Wade Stowers, whom predeceased
her in August 1979.
Born in Park Mills, MD on August 27, 1910, she was the daughter
of the late William G. and Bettie (Harding) Warfield.
She is survived by 2 sons, Charles W. Stowers, Jr. and wife
Sandra of Austin, KY, Thomas W. Stowers and wife Joan of Adamstown,
MD; one brother, Warren Warfield of Dickerson, MD; two sisters,
Doris Hough and husband Jack of Comus, MD, Betty dunlap of Martinsburg,
WV; two grandsons, Thomas W. Stowers, Jr. and wife Kathy of
Jefferson, MD, step-grandson Jason Goldsbourogh and fiancé
Ashley of Clarksburg, MD; one great grandson, Wade Stowers of
Jefferson, MD; one step-great granddaughter Amy Buchanan and
husband Caleb of Essex, MD.
The family would like to especially thank the Glade Valley Nursing
Center's staff and nurses for their care and compassion for
The family will receive friends for 6-8 pm on Sunday May 18,
2014 at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd. (Rt.
109), Barnesville, MD where funeral services will be held on
Monday May 19 at 11 am.
Interment will follow in Monocacy Cemetery, Beallsville, MD.
The Rev. Timothy May will be officiating the service.
In lieu of flowers please make donations to Glade Valley Nursing
Center or Hospice of Frederick County.
Travis Weigner, peacefully passed away in his home surrounded
by family members on May 12, 2014, following a three-year battle
with Neuroblastoma - a childhood cancer. He was born at Fort
Belvoir, Virginia on April 29, 1990 to Timothy and Kimberly
Weigner. Born into a military family, Phillip was blessed with
the opportunity to travel and live in many places, but it was
Poolesville where the family ended up calling home. Growing
up, Phillip enjoyed life outside, to include snowboarding, hiking,
camping, outdoor photography, and driving his Jeep around the
surrounding counties. Phillip was active in Boy Scouts and attained
the rank of Eagle Scout. Phillip served in many leadership positions
(to include Senior Patrol Leader) within Troop 496 of Poolesville,
served as a camp counselor at Heritage Scout Reservation in
Pennsylvania, and participated in many high adventure treks
- including two crew treks at Philmont Scout Reservations and
one to the Adirondacks with many of his friends. His Eagle project
to the community was painting all the blue blaze markers on
the Blue Trail at Sugarloaf Mountain located in Upper Montgomery
County, Maryland. Phillip is a graduate of the Poolesville High
School Class of 2008. During Phillip's battle with cancer, he
was commonly seen wearing a Superman t-shirt, sweatshirt, or
knit cap. The image of the Red "S" represented the
superpowers of the love and support from within and his family,
friends and care staff of Johns Hopkins Children's Hospital.
Through his kind heart and endless compassion to others, Phillip
gave back to other kids being treated at Johns Hopkins Pediatric
Oncology by donating Superman t-shirts and sweaters to other
patients. He loved taking his favorite sour candies to the oncology
clinic for other kids to combat the foul taste of chemotherapy.
Phillip is survived by his father, Timothy; mother, Kimberly;
brother, Nicholas; grandmother, Anne Weigner; many cousins,
uncles and aunts; and his beloved pets. Phillip was preceded
in death by his grandfather Leon (Pops) Weigner, Uncle Jim Weigner,
Aunt Kimberly (Weigner) Dove, and grandma Hyson Sherer. A Celebration
of Life will be planned in his honor. In lieu of flowers, the
family asks that donations may be made either to the Children's
Neuroblastoma Cancer Foundation (CNCF), 360 W. Schick Rd., Suite
23, # 211, Bloomingdale, IL 60108; or through blood donation
to support the many children battling cancer who require blood
as part of their treatments.
Novotny, 48, died of heart complications, on Sunday, May 11,
2014 at York Hospital in PA. Her family and close friends were
with her at the time of her death. Laura was born on June 27,
1965 in Washington, D.C. She was the oldest child of Frank (Carol)
Thompson of PA and Janet (Mike) Bonner of NC. She was preceded
in death by her grandparents, most recently her maternal grandmother
who died two weeks before Laura's death. She is survived by
sons, Kai and Silas Novotny, and beloved friend, Tim Buttner,
all of Fairfield, PA. Also surviving are her sisters Kristin
Coposky of Point of Rocks, MD, Heather Russell of Baltimore,
MD, Christina Bonner of Frederick, MD, and her brothers, Jason
Thompson of Frederick, MD, Kent McBride of Morgantown, WV and
Patrick McBride of Edmond, OK. She was a special and much loved
aunt to Quay, Allison, Brianna, and Jessica Coposky, Cassidy
and Jenna Thompson, Sage and Zander vonMarko, Violet Russell,
and Adrian Smith, and a special friend to Laura Bannon and Tina
White. Her death leaves a hole in our hearts.
A memorial service will be held at Kemptown Park on Kemptown
Church Road near Damascus, MD on Monday, May 19 at 11:30 a.m.
A time of food and celebration of Laura's life will follow.
Please bring lawn chairs and a dish to share. Burial will be
In lieu of flowers, please consider a gift of money for a scholarship
fund for Kai and Silas Novotny. Checks may be sent to Janet
Bonner, 203 Gardner Point Drive, Stony Point, NC 28678.
"Kitty" L. Watson
"Kitty" Lorraine Watson, of Poolesville, MD, was called
to heaven to be with her daughter Priscilla, on May 4, 2014
at her home surrounded by family.
Born on August 22, 1956 in Takoma Park, MD, she was the daughter
of Ray Douglas, Sr. and Eleaner Douglas.
Surviving besides her parents is her loving husband Johnny Watson;
daughters Lydia Watson, Amanda Gaither; grandchildren, Austin,
Arianna, Payden and Bella.
She was a devoted wife, daughter, mother, grandmother, sister,
aunt and friend.
The family will greet friends from 11:00 AM - 12:00 noon on
Thursday May 8 at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville
Rd. (Rt. 109), Barnesville, MD, where funeral services will
be held at 12 noon.
Interment will follow the funeral service in Monocacy Cemetery,
Following the interment a reception will be held at 19816 Spurrier
Ave., Poolesville, MD.
Graves Kitterman of Germantown, MD went to be with her Lord
and Savior on Sunday, April 27, 2014 at her home surrounded
by family. Born on February 25, 1920 in Washington, D.C., she
was a daughter of the late Roy R Graves and Margaret Grace Smith
Graves. She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years,
John Wellington Kitterman and elder brother, Robert Graves.
Surviving are sisters, Margaret Pryor of Richmond, VA, Eleanor
Kitterman of Frederick, MD, and brother, Ralph Graves, of Visalia,
CA; daughters, Janet (Mike) Bonner of Stony Point, NC, Patty
(Richard) Charles of Statesville, NC, Judy (Daniel) Leaman of
Germantown, MD, and Linda Kitterman of Palisade, CO.; grandchildren,
Laura Novotny, Kristin Coposky, Jason Thompson, Heather (Daniel)
Russell, Chrissy Bonner, Jennifer (Brian) Czarniak, Amanda (Shawn)
Charles, and Julie (Matthew) Charles, and 20 great grandchildren.
She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She loved the
Lord, singing praises to Him - right up to the end.
The family will greet friends from 11:30 to 12:30 on Monday,
May 5 at Church of the Redeemer, south entrance, in Gaithersburg,
MD. A memorial service celebrating her life will be held at
the church immediately following the visitation. Burial will
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to Montgomery
Hospice at 1355 Piccard Drive, Rockville, MD 20850, Church of
the Redeemer, 19425 Woodfield Rd, Gaithersburg, MD or Good News
Jail and Prison Ministry, 1307 Seven Locks Rd, Rockville, MD
'Ron" W. Luther
W. Luther, 75, of Poolesville, died on April 26, 2014.
He was the loving husband of Margaret Ann Luther.
Born on April 6, 1939, in Scranton, PA, he was the son of the
late Willis and Emma R. (Jacob) Luther.
Ron was member of the Fourth Presbyterian Church, Bethesda,
MD, where he was a choir member for 36 yrs., church mentor for
engaged and seriously dating couples for 12 yrs., a volunteer
to WUMCO for 12 yrs. And a Red Cross volunteer for 25 yrs. He
served on the Board of Elections for the town of Poolesville
and in early 1971 started the first baseball team for 8yr olds
with the help of local business men, thus naming the team the
Ron served his country in the United States Air Force.
Surviving besides his wife is one son, Charles Allen Luther
(Brenda) of Dallas, GA; two daughters, Susan Diane Stackhouse
(Mark) of Ball Ground, GA, Rebecca Ann Mason (Troy) of Germantown,
MD; six grandchildren, Corbin Luther, Sami Stackhouse, Brooks
Luther, Bret Luther, Trey Mason and Trent Mason.
The family will be receiving friends on Wednesday April 30 from
3-8 PM at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd. (Rt.
109), Barnesville, MD.
Funeral services will be held at 11 AM on Thursday May 1 at
the Fourth Presbyterian Church, 5500 River Rd., Bethesda, MD
Interment following the funeral service is private.
In lieu of flowers the family suggest donations be made in Ron's
name to WUMCO, P.O. Box 247, Poolesville, MD 20837.
"Bill" R. Poole, Sr.
"Bill" R. Poole, Sr., 80, of Poolesville, MD died
on April 25, 2014.
He was the husband of the late Jane C. (Burdette) Poole.
Born on December 12, 1933 in Poolesville, he was the son of
the late Francis M. and M. Virginia (Young) Poole.
Bill proudly served in the US Army from 1951-1953 attaining
the rank of Staff Sergeant, was former Grand Noble of the International
Order of Odd Fellows #97, former Commander of the American Legion
Post 247 and former President of the Clark Griffith Little League.
Surviving are three sons, Joseph K. Poole of Poolesville, Ronald
C. Poole and wife Karen of Frederick, MD, William R. Poole and
wife Leslee of Damascus, MD; one sister, Mary F. Woodfield of
Rockville, MD; one brother, Lenwood H. Poole of Georgia; four
grandchildren, Shannon Adams, Katharine Spain, Kara Poole and
Bill was preceded in death by two brothers, Charles L. Poole,
Francis R. Poole and one sister, Anna M. Poole.
The family will be receiving friends on Tuesday April 29 from
1-3 and 6-8 PM at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville
Rd. (Rt. 109), Barnesville, MD.
Funeral services will be held at 11 AM on Wednesday April 30
at the Memorial United Methodist Church, 17821 Elgin Rd., Poolesville.
Interment will follow in Neelsville Presbyterian Church Cemetery,
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Heart
or America Cancer Society (cancer.org).
C. Pike, 83, of Washington, DC, died on April 25, 2014.
Jett, 87, of Olney, MD died on April 11, 2014.
She was the wife of the late Vernon L. Jett.
Born on February 26, 1927 in Altoona, PA, she was the daughter
of the late Roy and Viola Irvin.
Surviving is one son, Rodney Jett and 3 grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one daughter, Sheila Koval and
one sister, Evelyn Blakeley.
There are no services scheduled at this time.
"Jenny" U. Santucci, 91, of Poolesville, MD, peacefully
passed away at home on April 9, 2014. Daughter of Manuel and
Elizabeth (Parsley) DeMeza. Beloved mother of Daniel and Bryan
Santucci, Joyce McCartin, Arlene (Peg) Leonard, Jennine Cornell;
Sister of John DeMeza, Marguerite Smead; grandmother of 19 and
great grandmother of 23. Jenny was preceded in death by one
son, Gary Santucci, one Grand Daughter, Denise Leonard LeGrand
5 brothers and 1 sister.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 AM on Monday
April 14 at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 18230 Barnesville Rd.,
Inurnment will follow in the church cemetery.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Montgomery Hospice,
1355 Piccard Drive, Suite 100, Rockville, MD 20850 (www.montgomeryhospice.org)
William Joseph Roberts, of Poolesville, MD, passed away on April
2nd, following a long battle with brain cancer. He was born
in Washington, DC on January 8th, 1956 to Russell Roberts and
Dodie Roberts. He grew up the youngest of three brothers, often
working with them for his father on golf courses. He attended
Gaithersburg High School and received his BA from Allegheny
College in 1977 and his Juris Doctorate from Catholic University
in 1981. He married his high school sweetheart, Lisa Maria Engborg,
in 1977, and they lived together in Darnestown, MD, before moving
to Poolesville, where he built a home, in 1983. Bill (or Billy
Joe), as his friends called him, was an attorney by trade, and
a member of the American Bar Association since 1981. He formed
his own private practice in 1986 in Poolesville, so that he
was never far from home. Bill was also involved in the Barnesville
School community, where he served on the Board of Directors
and in 1987 received a Distinguished Service Award for his dedication.
He served as President of the Poolesville Area Chamber of Commerce
from 1990 to 1991 and was honored by the Council of Chambers
of Montgomery County in 1991 for outstanding contributions to
the business community of Poolesville. That same year he received
a governor's citation for impressive commitment to the people
of Montgomery County, contributing to a strong and productive
economic climate for Maryland, as demonstrated by his quality
business practices and record of caring and community service,
which earned him the respect of his peers and the public at
large. He represented the Sugarloaf Citizens Association and
the town of Barnesville for whom he fought valiantly in protecting
the integrity of the Montgomery County Agricultural Reserve
and preserving the beautiful landscape of Upper Western Montgomery
County. He represented the town of Washington Grove, which,
in 2011, recognized that without his "untiring efforts,
focus, and advice
the town would not have been able to
protect [their] historic nature." In addition to his work
for local municipalities, Bill served as Hearing Examiner for
the Montgomery County Board of Education for many years. In
2013, he received an AV Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell,
a testament to the fact that his peers ranked him at the highest
level of professional excellence. Above all else, Bill was a
loving husband and father, and took great pride in all that
he did. Never one to shy away from a challenge, he built his
family's home with his own two hands and was always striving
for improvement. An avid fan of the outdoors, nary a day went
by where he would not be seen mowing the grass, chopping firewood,
or finding a reason to get on a tractor to accomplish a chore.
He loved the Outer Banks of North Carolina where he and his
family shared many cherished memories. His work ethic was infectious,
inspiring all those with whom he interacted. Bill is survived
by his wife, Lisa; his daughter, Sarah; his son, William Jr.;
his two brothers, Jack (Joyce) and Jimmy (Donna); his brother-in-law
Rick (Becky), his three nieces Amy, Amanda, and Jessica, and
his two loyal golden retrievers, Kobe and Grace, all of whom
he loved dearly. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations
be made the to "Rhodes Runners for Life" team at the
Angels Among Us Walk to benefit the Preston Robert Tisch Brain
Tumor Center at Duke University (AngelsAmongUs)
A memorial service will be held to celebrate his life at 11:00
am on Saturday, April 12th, at Poolesville Presbyterian Church,
17800 Elgin Rd., Poolesville, MD.
"Dick" Morningstar, 82, of Poolesville, MD, died on
April 1, 2014. He was the husband of Nancy Morningstar. Dick
and Nancy were married in December, 1961 in Poolesville and
were married for 52 loving years.
Born on May 28, 1931 in Poolesville, MD, he was the son of the
late Murrel Jesse Morningstar and Emma Marie Julia (Reich) Morningstar.
Dick was the father of Julia Bellet and son-in-law Marc, of
Charlotte, NC, and Patrick Morningstar and daughter-in-law Karri,
of Poolesville, Md.; grandfather of Blair, Emma, and Samuel
Bellet, Kyle and Kaysie Morningstar. Brother to Dorothy Hightman
(deceased), Elizabeth Morningstar (deceased) and Gerald Morningstar,
sister-in-law Peggy, of Poolesville, MD. Dick was also uncle
to Bramwell Hightman (Stephanie) of Bethesda, MD and 7 additional
nieces and nephews.
Dick owned and operated Morningstar Welding from 1952 until
his son, Patrick, assumed management of the business in recent
years. Morningstar Welding has been a family owned business
operating in the same location of Poolesville, Maryland for
94 years. "The Shop", as it is locally known, is the
oldest continuously run business in the town of Poolesville.
Morningstar Welding was formally Morningstar Blacksmith Shop.
Dick's father, Murrel "Mike" Morningstar opened the
blacksmith shop at 17612 Elgin Road in 1920. The original building
was a weatherboard building later rebuilt in 1947 to a cinder
block building which is still in use today. Murrel was the town
smithy and mainly based his income on farrier services, wagon
and wagon wheel building. Murrel had a 9 foot square forge with
a hand blower that Dick would operate for him. Dick recalls
as a child having to stand on a box to crank it. Morningstar
Blacksmith Shop was an integral part of the Poolesville community
servicing the horses and farm equipment for many years. At Murrel's
failing health and eventual death, Dick transitioned the business
to meet the new needs of modern machinery.
Murrel discouraged Dick from entering the blacksmithing business
as it was a hard life and a dying industry becoming one for
horse racing and pleasure riders mainly. Dick saw an opportunity
in the welding business and his sister, Dorothy, bought him
his first welder in 1952. This welder and Murrel's anvil are
surviving family relics still on the shop property today. Dick
was self-taught and began primarily working on farm equipment
when it was suggested he take his business on the road and enter
the commercial construction business. With a name change to
Morningstar Welding, in 1960 he bought his first portable welder
and entered the lucrative world of erecting buildings and high
rises. He was known to travel as far as Ocean City, Maryland
but mainly worked within a one hundred mile radius of Poolesville.
Morningstar Welding participated in the building boom in the
Maryland, DC, and Northern Virginia region. He subcontracted
with the largest construction companies of the tri-state area.
Dick, however, never forgot the farmers and locals and always
made time to fix and repair the odds and ends that came into
the shop at all hours (undercharging many times, if at all).
Dick was a down to earth and humble man and a much loved member
of the Poolesville community as well as the construction community.
He always received respect and admiration from his peers as
well as his business acquaintances. Morningstar Welding did
experience growth, and Dick brought in employees, including
his son Patrick. He taught the trade, fair business ethics,
and the rewards of hard work to many local and not so local
boys. Dick, like his father, worked 10-12 hour days 6 days a
week for well over half a century, and recently enjoyed retirement
in sunny Florida. He handed the reins over to Patrick who continues
the family business tradition today.
A private family burial will take place on Wednesday, April,
9th. Following will be an Open House at The Shop to celebrate
Dick's life, 17612 Elgin Road, Poolesville, Md 20837 from 2:00pm
to 6:00pm. In lieu of flowers please send donations to Tidewell
Hospice, 5955 Rand Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34238 or a charity
of your choice.
Renee Kemp, 49, lost her battle with cancer and died peacefully
in her sleep Sunday, March 30, at her home in Poolesville. Born
February 21, 1965, in Cheyenne, WY, she was the third daughter
of the late George M. and JoAnn Kemp. Surviving are two children,
Cheyenne B. Wolitzky and Gage A. Wolitzky of Poolesville; five
siblings, Diane M. Stidham (Eddie), Brian L. Kemp (Robbin),
all of Poolesville; Karen L. Howell (Ralph, Jr.) of Dickerson,
Susan R. Kemp of Germantown, Stephanie A. Papa (Mike) of Oakland;
16 nieces and nephews: Patrick (Barbie), Melanie, Nicolas, and
Jonathan Stidham; Olivia, Colleen, Allison, and Garrett Howell;
Hailey, Kaitlyn, and Jackson Kemp; John, Caroline, and Isabella
Vissari; and Derek and Brandi Papaone; great niece: Annabelle
Stidham. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30
a.m., Friday, April 4, at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church,
18230 Barnesville Road, Barnesville MD. Celebratory luncheon
will take place at the church pavilion directly following the
mass. In lieu of flowers, donations are being accepted on behalf
of Sharon and her children at gofundme.com
Burriss, 53, of Boyds, MD died suddenly on March 28, 2014 at
She was the wife of Matthew W. Burriss.
Born on March 31, 1960 in Olney, MD, she was the daughter of
Charles J. Martin and the late Neula Bartee Covey and the granddaughter
of the late Bertha Bryte Bartee.
Surviving besides her husband and father are four children,
Paul D. Brown, Charles J. M. Burriss, Matthew W. Burriss, II,
Amanda (Peaches) Hagan; one sister, Resha Layman, one niece
Brooke Ariana Bryte Ahault and two grandchildren, Thomas Brown
and Lily Hagan.
The family will be receiving friends on Friday April 4 from
1-3 and 6-8 pm at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville
Rd. (Rt. 109), Barnesville, MD.
A memorial service will be held at 11 am on Saturday April 5
at the Barnesville Baptist Church, 17917 Barnesville Rd., Barnesville.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Hilton Funeral Home
to offset funeral expenses.
Taylor, 64, of Gaithersburg, MD, died at Casey House Hospice
on March 27, 2014 after a long and valiant battle with cancer.
Born on September 10, 1949 in Cheverly, MD, he was the son of
the late Harry Earl and Marguerite S. Taylor.
He is survived by his devoted husband, Kenneth R. Lewis, sisters
Martha Dzioba (Ed) of New Bern, NC and Nancy Bailey (Scott)
of Ft. Thomas, KY as well as five nieces and two nephews and
five great-nieces and six great-nephews.
A memorial service will be held at 3:00 pm Saturday, April 5,
2014 at Grace United Church of Christ, 25 East 2nd Street, Frederick,
In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Al's memory to Casey
Hospice House montgomeryhospice.org.
Martin, 87, of Comus, MD, died March 27, 2014 at her residence.
She was the loving wife of Oscar Clifton Martin.
Born on November 19, 1926 in Macon, GA, she was the daughter
of the late Harold and Ida (Sharp) Hilliard.
Surviving are her children, James Martin and Theresa Wohl both
of Clarksburg, MD, Lawrence Martin of CA and Stephen Martin
of Dickerson, MD.
She was also grandmother of eight and great grandmother of five.
There will be a private service and burial.
84, of Poolesville, MD, formerly of Wheaton, MD, died on March
She was the wife of the late Donald L. Hyre.
Born on June 22, 1929 in Detroit, MI, she was the daughter of
the late David and Blanche (Post) Lynch.
Louise was the mother of Donetta (Fred) Swick, Kathryn (David)
Swick; grandmother of Andrew (Christina) Swick, Kelly (Ted)
Gardiner, Katie (Brad) Henry, Allee Swick and great grandmother
of Madeline, Brady and Emelia Gardiner, Liliana, Rhett and Wyatt
The family will be receiving friends on Monday March 24 from
1-3 and 5-7 pm at the Memorial United Methodist Church, 17821
Elgin Road, Poolesville, with funeral services starting at 7
Interment will take place in Good Hope Masonic Cemetery, Good
Hope, WV on Tuesday March 25 at 3:30 pm.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Montgomery Hospice,
1355 Piccard Drive, Suite 100, Rockville, MD 20850 (www.montgomeryhospice.org)
was born Nov. 25, 1927 in Vienna, Austria; daughter of Josef
and Josefine Hochmeister Jansky, and sister of Josef Jansky.
Growing up in Wolkersdorf, Austria during World War II, Irma
came to the U.S. in 1950 as an au pair for a U.S. military family.
Here she met Edward B. Byrd of Dawsonville, MD. They married
in February of 1952 and Irma became a U.S. citizen in 1957.
The Byrds were married for 58 years until Ed's death in November
Irma was many things to many people and became widely known,
respected and loved in her community. Through the years, people
flocked to the Byrds' farm for Irma's warm hospitality, generosity
and loving nature. She was a true magnet and had legions of
devoted friends. While having no children of her own, Irma was
a second mom and grandmother to dozens of her lucky neighbors
and their children.
Irma was an active and giving member of the Darnestown Presbyterian
Church for more than 50 years, and contributed in countless
ways to the church and her community. Her husband Ed was a lifetime
farmer in the Dawsonville-Poolesville area of Montgomery County
where they raised Angus, wheat, corn and other crops on their
farm. Irma worked alongside Ed in every respect and would often
bottle-feed those calves born in the winter months, bringing
them into the basement and giving them her own special concoction
of whiskey and warm milk--which worked, she reported!
Irma's range of interests was wide--she enjoyed cooking, baking,
canning, gardening, sewing (especially for the church bazaars
and baby quilts for new family additions), quilting, and swimming
as well as reading and current events. She was swimming and
cooking up her infamous and delicious homemade rolls just a
week or so before her death. During her lifetime Irma also worked
as a bookkeeper for Calbiochem, a pharmaceutical company with
an office in Gaithersburg during the 70s and 80s.
But her true love was Ed and the many, many loyal and wonderful
friends she cultivated and cared for over the years. Hers is
a place in all hearts she touched that can never be filled.
Funeral services will be held at 11 am on Tuesday March 18 at
the Darnestown Presbyterian Church, 15120 Turkey Foot Road,
Gaithersburg, Maryland, with friends being received one hour
prior to the service.
Interment will follow on the family farm.
Hays Tolbert, 88, of Barnesville, MD died on February 17, 2014.
She was the wife of the late Air Force Retired Colonel Samuel
Harold Tolbert. Born on December 5, 1925 she was the daughter
of the late Frederick and Eleanor (Ray) Hays.
Former Mayor of Barnesville, MD for three decades and past President
of the Maryland Municipal League. Lib leaves a legacy of understanding
people, policies, and politics. She is survived by her children;
daughter Dr. Eleanor Lawrence and spouse Gary Mervak, sons Fred
Sprigg Hays Tolbert and spouse Nancy Tolbert, Richard Leonard
Tolbert, John Carlton Tolbert; grandchildren, Eryn Elizabeth
Tolbert, Sarah Mervak Olsen, David Mervak and great granddaughters
Alexa and Adriana Olsen.
Lib is also survived by her only sister, Mary White Lok and
spouse Fred, and her devoted and beloved care provider Malita
Family will be receiving friends on Friday February 28 from
1:00-4:00 pm and 6:00-8:00pm at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111
Beallsville Road (Rt. 109), Barnesville, MD).
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 am on Saturday
March 1 at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 18230 Barnesville Road,
Inurnment will follow in Monocacy Cemetery, Beallsville, MD.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to: CALMRA,
Inc. (a community based residential provider of homes and
services to adults with cognitive disabilities), 5020 Sunnyside
Avenue, Suite 206, Beltsville, MD 20705
Johns, 73, of Fairfield, PA, on February 12, 2014.
Husband of the late Patricia Shaw Johns, stepfather of Timothy
Shaw, Traci Gravely, Richard Shaw, grandfather of 7 and great
grandfather of 1.
The family will be receiving friends on Wednesday February 19
from 6-8 PM at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd.
(Rt. 109), Barnesville, MD (hiltonfh.com), where funeral services
will be held on Thursday February 20 at 11 am.
Interment will follow in Parklawn Cemetery, Rockville, MD.
W. Rachel, Sr.
Walter Rachel, Sr., 72, of Palmetto, FL, formerly of Dickerson,
MD passed away on February 12, 2014 at the home of his daughter
in Waynesboro, PA.
Born September 7, 1941 he was the husband of Sandra Jo Rachel
for 53 years. He was the son of the late Russell and Gladys
Rachel. He will be greatly missed by his dog Angel.
Besides his wife he is survived by 4 children Russell Rachel
Jr. (Christen), Lisa Rachel and fiancé Glen Shew, Michaelann
Day (Rick), Christopher Rachel and fiancé Karen Lemaster;
eleven grandchildren, David Pike, Charles Boxall, Jessica Rachel,
Courtney Rachel, James Boxall, Ricky Day Jr., Douglas Rachel,
Veronica Rachel, Olivia Shew, Micki Shew and R.T. Lemaster;
7 great grandchildren, Jayce, Lucas, C.J., Parker, Emma, Baily
and Bradon; 2 sisters, Anna Jane Poole of Frederick, MD and
Louise Bodmer of Ijamsville, MD and numerous nieces and nephews.
Russell retired from the National Institute of Health after
32 years of service. He worked part time for the Dickerson Market
and Selbys Market as a meat cutter. In Florida he had his own
lawn mowing business. In his spare time he loved hunting, fishing,
gardening, camping and spending time with family and friends.
We would like to thank his caregivers Ranetta, Debbie, Melissa,
Norma, Pat and Trudy of the Lutheran Home Care and Hospice.
A special thanks to the ladies of the Trinity Evangelical Lutheran
Church for our beautiful prayer shawls.
The family will be receiving friends on Monday, February 17,
from 6:00-8:00 PM at Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville
Rd, Barnesville, MD, where funeral services will be held on
Tuesday, February 18 at 2:00 PM.
In lieu of flowers contributions can be made the Lutheran Home
Care and Hospice, 2700 Luther Dr., Chambersburg, PA 17202 or
Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 240, Rouzerville,
Bliss, 87, of Poolesville, Maryland, passed away on February
11, 2014, at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital. Born in Washington
DC, he was the son of the late Francis O'Donovan Bliss and Dorothy
Cole Bliss. Bill served in the U.S. Navy, and was an active
member of the Upper Montgomery County Volunteer Fire Department
for almost 61 years. He owned and operated Poolesville Supply
Co., Inc. for 30 years, was a Nationwide Insurance agent and
served as president of Banner Glass Co., Inc.
Bill was a boating enthusiast and loved spending time fishing
and crabbing at his second home in Grasonville, MD. He spent
many years playing softball for the UMCVFD.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Francis O. Bliss, Jr.
Bill is survived by his wife of more than 62 years, Janet Painter
Bliss, and their four children, Robby Bliss (Theresa), Janell
Bliss, Bonnie Golian (Ed) and Julie Thomas, as well as eight
grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 2-5 pm on Sunday, February
16, 2014 at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd, Barnesville,
MD 20838. Funeral services will be held at 11am on Monday February
17, 2014, at Poolesville Memorial United Methodist Church, 17821
Elgin Road, Poolesville, MD 20837. Interment will follow at
Monocacy Cemetery, in Beallsville, MD.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Upper Montgomery
County Volunteer Fire Department Inc., 19801 Beallsville Rd.
Beallsville, MD 20839.
"Lewis" Brooks, Sr.
Brooks Sr., 74 of Poolesville, MD, peacefully passed away Tuesday,
February 11, 2014 surrounded and loved by his family. Born December
26, 1939, he was the son of the late James Evan and Anna Mary
He was preceded in death by his wife of 47 years, Becky Brooks,
son Jody Brooks, and two brothers Jimmy and Jack Brooks.
Surviving besides his girlfriend Janis Strippy are his children,
Bobby Brooks and wife, Debbie, Jeff Brooks and wife, Alice,
Darren Brooks and girlfriend Madison; eight grandchildren, Michael
Szalay-Brooks, Alexandra Szalay-Brooks, Christopher Szalay-Brooks,
Robert Brooks Ill, Ryan Brooks, Jared Brooks, Gabriella Brooks,
Zachary Brooks; one great granddaughter Zoey Sneed; two sisters
Helen Brooks and Joyce Nusbaum; and two brothers Donald and
Family will be receiving friends on Saturday, February 15, from
9:00-10:45 AM at the Memorial United Methodist Church, 17821
Elgin Rd, Poolesville. Funeral services to follow at 11:00 AM.
Internment in Monocacy Cemetery, Beallsville, MD.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior
Clark, 69, of Germantown, died on January 31, 2014.
He was the husband of Leslie Clark.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 am on
Thursday February 6 at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 18230 Barnesville
Rd., Barnesville, MD.
Interment will follow in Garrison Forest Veteran's Cemetery,
Owings Mills, MD.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Montgomery Hospice
Potter Anderson, 81, of Gaithersburg, MD, was born in Bethesda,
MD on May 27, 1932 and was called home to the arms of Jesus
on January 17, 2014 after a brief illness.
He was the son of the late Mary Potter Anderson, the first public
health nurse in Montgomery County and the late Otto Watson Anderson,
the first Montgomery County Farm Agent.
He graduated from Gaithersburg High School and later from the
University of Maryland. During his service in the Army, Bill
was stationed in Germany for 3 years. After an honorable discharge
in 1957 he began several entrepreneurships including Anderson
& Kelly, located in Boyds, MD. Bill ran for the Montgomery
County Council and the House of Delegates. As an active member
in the community, Bill participated in the Farmers Club, The
Farm Bureau, serving as president for 5 years, the Montgomery
County Agricultural Fair, the Monocacy Lion's Club, the Tax
Payers League and a former president of the Lion's Club Eye
Bank. He participated in many land use and agriculture committees
and served on several bank boards. He obtained his pilots license
around the age of 60 and enjoyed aviation.
He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 58 years, Sue
S. Anderson; his three children, Pamela and husband Ron Spadin
of Poolesville, MD and their son Gavin and his wife Kathryn,
daughter Mary Lu and husband Christopher Jones of Barnesville,
MD and their 4 children, Emily and her husband Andrew Cuga,
Marjory, Logan and Meredith, son Otto Anderson and his wife
Kristy of NC and their 3 children Ava, Sophia and Farrah.
Bill also leaves two sisters, Sally Hitchcock and husband Bill
and Grace Beacham and husband Bob.
The family will receive friends in honor of Bill's wonderful
life on Tuesday January 21, 2014 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at the
Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd. (Rt. 109) Barnesville
(hiltonfh.com). Funeral services will be held at 10:30 am on
Wednesday January 22, 2014 at St. Mary's Catholic Church 18230
Barnesville Rd., Barnesville. A reception will follow.
Internment will be private in Forest Oak Cemetery, Gaithersburg.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Bill's name to the
American Diabetes Association (diabetes.org).
Schultz, 88 of Poolesville, MD, died on January 11, 2014 at
Country Meadows Assisted Living in Frederick, MD.
She was the loving wife of Robert C. Schultz.
Born on October 29, 1925 in Washington, DC, she was the daughter
of the late Conway and Lelia (Dudley) Thomas.
Surviving besides her husband are her two daughters, Carla Schultz
Toomey, Jan D. Schultz (Aaron Dodek); two grandchildren, Matthew
John Toomey (Katie), Karen Toomey McCormack (Sean) and one great
granddaughter, Margaret Jean Toomey.
Jean was preceded in death by one brother, Raymond Thomas.
The family will be receiving friends on Thursday January 16
from 1-3 and 6-8 pm at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville
Rd., (Rt. 109), Barnesville, MD (hiltonfh.com).
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Country Meadows
Co Worker Foundation, 5955 Quinn Orchard Rd., Frederick, MD
21704 or the Montgomery County Humane Society.
Johnson Walker, Volunteer, Fundraiser, 93
was born in North Carolina, the daughter of Ben and Goldie Johnson.
Growing up on a large farm, she loved riding ponies and horses.
After graduating from high school, she went on to attend and
graduate from Syracuse University. There she pursued her passion
for fashion design. After graduation, became a buyer for B.
Altman's in Manhattan. It was in New York that she met her future
husband at an officer's club event at Delmonico's. After their
wedding at St. Patrick's cathedral, they lived in Lexington,
Kentucky and later moved to what would become her true home
- Washington, D.C. She greatly enjoyed taking part in the cultural
and social riches of this world capital. She was a founder and
president of the Opera Society of Washington's scholarship program.
She was an enthusiastic and active member of the Capital Speakers
Club. She became President and a passionate recruiter of new
members. The beneficiaries of her flare for organization and
fundraising also include the Salvation Army Women's Auxiliary
of Washington DC, where she created memorable events. She received
a Special Award as the Garden Party Chairman in 1975. By 1988,
she was presented with an Outstanding Service award during the
Auxiliary's 40th anniversary. She had a special place in her
heart for the needs of the children at the Salvation Army's
Camp Happyland. Her list of achievements is long. She was active
in the Women's Committee for the National Symphony Orchestra,
the Washington International Club. The National Debutante Cotillion.
She was a donor and supporter for the Children's Hospital of
Washington DC. She also volunteered for the Christ Child Society
of Washington DC. She was knighted to the Order of Saint Stanislaus,
titled: Dame Commander, and awarded the Silver Cross of Merit
for fundraising to help the St Stanislaus Priory of Maryland.
Her reach was far. She was commissioned a Kentucky Colonel by
the Governor of the Commonwealth of Kentucky for her many charitable
activities. And for her volunteer work, she was made an Honorary
Texas Citizen commissioned by The State of Texas. Prestigious
honors for a southern belle. Along with her gift for inspiring
others and organizing fabulous events, she enjoyed being a loving
wife to her husband, the late Vincent H. Walker and being a
mother and grandmother. She is survived by two daughters; Patricia
Armstrong and Johnnie Walker and three granddaughters, Jacqueline
Carina Onder, Margaret Walker Armstrong and Rebecca Margaret
Walker Armstrong. Her last years were spent in Metuchen, New
Jersey, near her family. Even in her later days she made those
around her laugh with her quick wit and courageous spirit. Now
she is home again, in Maryland, to rest by her husband, after
a rich, generous and joyful life. A Mass of Christian Burial
was celebrated on Thursday, January 16 at Our Lady of Mercy
Catholic Church. In her memory, gifts may be sent to ATTN: Cheryl
S. Lewis, The Salvation Army National Capital Area Command,
2626 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC, 20037 and to Our
Lady Of Mercy Church, 9200 Kentsdale Drive, Potomac, MD 20854.
Stickler, 48, of Germantown, died suddenly on Friday, January
3, 2014. Born on July 25, 1965 in Pottstown, PA, Todd was the
son of Ernie Stickler and Sharon Seese. He graduated in 1983
from Pottsgrove High School in Pottstown PA, and received a
B.S in Psychology from Eastern University and a M.Ed in Counseling
from West Chester University. Todd married Michele (DeJesus)
Stickler in May of 1997. He was the proud father of four children,
Nathan, Morgan, Devon and Autumn. Todd is survived by his three
sisters, Tracy (Mauger), Lisa (Pham), Cheryl (Crossett), and
two brothers, Brian and Scott. The family will be receiving
friends on Wednesday, January 8 from 5-8 pm at the Hilton Funeral
Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd. (Rt 109), Barnesville, MD. A service
will be held at 6:30 pm during the visitation. In lieu of flowers,
donations may be made to the family.
Hale, 90, of Germantown, MD, on Dec. 29, 2013.
He was the husband of the late Florence Kasaba Hale; father
of Cynthia Hale, Patricia Hale-Segura (Mike), James Hale Jr.
and Gloria Hale (Robert); brother of Clarence Hale (Renie) and
Mary Hale Pope; 4 grandchildren, Jon Elkaim (Erin), Jill Elkaim,
Andie Segura and Tristan Hale; one great grandchild Ethan Elkaim.
Proceeded in death by a daughter Olivia Elkaim(David), two sisters
Garnette Kiebler (Kelvin) and Maxine Edwards.
James was a member of the Iron Workers Union, Local #5, Washington
The family will be receiving friends on Thursday, Jan. 2, from
6-8 pm at Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd., Barnesville,
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 12:30 pm Friday
Jan. 3 at St. Frances Cabrini Church, 585 Mt. Olivet Rd, Carverton,
PA. Interment will follow in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Carverton,
Pecorino, 96, of Rockville, died on December 22, 2013 at Shady
Grove Adventist Hospital in Rockville.
She was preceded in death by her husband Joseph Pecorino in
Born on April 10, 1917 in Rochester, NY, she was the daughter
of the late Samuel and Josephine (Mauro) Catalano.
Surviving is her daughter, Lorraine Halsey of Germantown; one
sister, Rose Marie Oliveri, 4 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one son, Joseph Pecorino, 2 sisters
and 1 brother.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 AM on Tuesday
December 31 at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 18230 Barnesville
Rd., Barnesville, MD.
Interment will follow in Quantico National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Alzheimer's
E. Haley, 55, of Walkersville, MD, died suddenly on December
He was the son of Heather Haley Huff (Eskin) and the late John
F. Haley; father of Travis (Samantha), Danielle and Collin Haley;
step-father of Jeff, Jamie and Joey Sonnefeld; brother of Gina
Jones (Mike), Jeff, Jerry and John (Louis) Haley and grandfather
of Raelyn and Taylor.
Kennith is also survived by his former wives, Diane Haley Archer
and Lyndy Haley.
Funeral services will be held at 7 pm on Thursday December 26
at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd, Barnesville,
MD 20838 (hiltonfh.com). The family will be receiving friends
In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Kennith's name to
the Wounded Warrior Project (www.woundedwarriorproject.org).
Louise Burnette Collins, 81, died December 18, 2013, at Frederick
Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Collins was born Jan. 31, 1932, in Tarboro,
NC and graduated from East Carolina University. She spent her
past 46 years living in Darnestown, MD on Kirkhill Farm. Her
greatest joy in life was her family. She was an amazing mother
and grandmother. She is survived by her four sons, Henry, Paul,
James, and Mark; her three daughters-in-law, Kelly, Lisa, and
Michaelanne; her five grandchildren, Jessica, Emma, Christina,
Kyle, and Ryan, and her brother, Sonny Burnette of Fayetteville,
NC. Her husband, Bud Collins and her brother, Carl Burnette,
preceded Mrs. Collins in death. She will be laid to rest with
her husband at Arlington National Cemetery at a date to be determined.
Family will receive guests at a viewing at Hilton Funeral Home
on Friday, December 20th from 5-7 pm, 22111 Beallsville Rd,
Barnesville, MD 20838.
L. Williams, 88, of Magnolia, OH died on December 16, 2013 at
his daughter's house in Rockville, MD surrounded by family.
Charles was born on September 12, 1925 in Athens, Ohio to Harland
and Mary (Yokum) Williams.
After graduating from Glouster High School, he joined the Navy
to become a Corpsman and was stationed in Guam.
After returning from the Navy he moved to Canton, Ohio to start
his career at the Timken Co. as a Forger and retired 40 years
later in 1986.
Charles always called himself "Lucky Chuck" because
he met and fell in love with "Ginny," the love of
his life. They married and raised their family.
After becoming empty nesters they started their search for their
dream farm and found it in historical Magnolia, Ohio in 1974.
Along with working full time at Timken's, he farmed the land,
and raised Black Angus beef while living a happy life with Ginny.
"Lucky Chuck" lost his Ginny on October 5, 2000.
After his battle with Thyroid Cancer, we took our dad on many
wonderful trips and created many fond memories. Lucky Chuck
was the meaning of "TRUE GRIT" to all who knew him.
Charles was preceded in death by four children and two grandchildren.
Survivors are daughters Patricia Henry, Bonnie Henry, a son-in-law,
grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Burial will be at 11:45 A.M. on Saturday December 21, 2013 at
the North Lawn Mausoleum, Canton, Ohio.
We never say goodbye, we only say so long for now. We love you
Dad and thank you! Patty & Bonnie