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Peg (Margaret Marshall) Coleman

Peg (Margaret Marshall) Coleman, 87, of Boyds, MD, died peacefully at home on October 7, 2016.
She was the wife of the late James S. Coleman, of 50 years, who passed away quietly in 2014. He was 86.
Peg was born in Forsyth, Montana on August 5, 1929 to Chester and Edith Marshall.
Peg was a member of Sugarloaf Regional Trails (SRT), the Montgomery County Historical Society, Maryland Historical Trust's Montgomery County Committee, Peerless Rockville, Historic Medley District Inc., Monocacy Garden Club, District IV of the National Capital Area Garden Clubs, Sugarloaf Citizens Association, Gaithersburg and Boyds Presbyterian churches. She founded the Boyds Historical Society, the Montgomery County Farm Tour and Harvest Sale and the Barnesville Heritage Guild (now Countryside Artisans).
As longtime president of SRT, she worked on grants, published books and pamphlets, and lectured on local history. She wrote four books, Montgomery County: A Pictorial History, Paul of Montgomery, Mama Wears Two Aprons and Around Germantown.
SRT's Native American Heritage Trail on the C&O Canal was her last and perhaps her best civic project.
Peg restored a historic log cabin on their property that has had several awards for historic preservation. In it she ran a Bed and Breakfast called Pleasant Springs Farm. She also raised dairy goats, sheep and flowers.
Peg is survived by her four children, Robert Bivins and Ann Stevenson of Albuquerque, Sarah Bivins of Mars Hill, NC, and Susan Ewing of Takoma Park; eight grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and two step children.
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday October 29th, 11:00 AM at the Boyds Presbyterian Church, 19901 White Ground Road, Boyds, MD 20841. A reception will follow on the home property to celebrate Peg's life. Arrangements by Hilton Funeral Home, Barnesville, MD (hiltonfh.com)

 

 

 

Kathryn Marian Harvill Moore

Kathryn Marian Harvill Moore passed away on Thursday, October 6, 2016 at Genesis HeathCare - Shady Grove Center in Rockville, MD.
Born on February 8, 1925 in Everett, PA, and raised in Staunton, VA, Kathryn was the daughter of the late Robert Warren and Kathryn Miller Harvill.
She graduated from Robert E. Lee High School in Staunton, VA. After high school, she moved to the Washington, D.C. area where she attended the Institute of Art in Washington, D.C and was a secretary at the U.S Department of Agricultural Research Center and later, cashiered for the GSI Cafeteria at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD.
She was a devoted wife to the late Harry M. Moore, Jr. for nearly 50 years.
Kathryn prided herself on her faith. In the late 1950's, she became one of the first five lay persons to teach the Confraternity of Christian Doctrine (CCD) for the Archdiocese of Washington DC.
She had a wonderful talent and passion for painting, sewing, and playing the piano. She was an adoring mother to her two sons.
Surviving are her two sons, David Moore (Verna Koshute Moore) of Monrovia, MD, and Daniel Moore (Mary Sheila Malaluan Moore), of Gaithersburg, MD; brother, Robert W. Harvill, Jr. (Becky Harvill) of Staunton, VA and four grandchildren, Kelly Orwig-Moore (Jeannine Orwig-Moore), Colleen Moore, Cara Moore, and Sean Moore.
Kathryn was a vivacious woman, and treasured her family and friends who will always remember her elegance, and the extraordinary woman that fill their hearts.
In addition to her parents and husband, she is predeceased by a sister, Ella Louise Plunkett and brother-in-law, Edward A. Plunkett Sr.
A memorial service will be held for friends and family at 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 15, 2016, at the Hilton Funeral Home, located at 22111 Beallsville Rd, Barnesville, MD 20838.
Private inurnment will be held at St. Mary's Catholic Church Cemetery, Rockville, MD.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Kathryn's memory to the Montgomery County Hospice, 1355 Piccard Drive, Suite 100, Rockville, MD 20850.


 

 

William Lucius Lincoln

William L. Lincoln of Potomac, MD, died peacefully on Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at the age of 93.
William is lovingly remembered by his wife of 62 years, Ruth Lincoln; three children, Sarah Ashley and husband Dave of Dickerson, David Lincoln of Gaithersburg, Jennifer DeRosa and husband Bob of Ocean View, NJ; four grandchildren, Sirisha Ashley, Matthew Ashley, Joshua Ashley and Timothy DeRosa.
The memorial service will be held at Potomac Presbyterian Church, 10301 River Rd, Potomac, MD on Wednesday, October 12, 2016 at 1:00 P.M. Inurnment to follow at Potomac Presbyterian Church Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Potomac Presbyterian Church, 10301 River Rd, Potomac, MD 20854.

 

 

Mary E. Leissler

Mary (Bugga) Ethelyn Leissler passed away at her home in Germantown, MD on Saturday, September 17, 2016 at the age of 75 surrounded by her loving family.
Mary is predeceased by her parents, Joseph and Unetta Grobarek.
Mary is lovingly remembered by her three children, Carl Leissler of New Hampshire, Joseph Leissler of Maryland, Christine Dutton and husband John of Germantown, MD; four grandchildren, John Dutton of Frederick, MD, Amber Leissler, Hayley Dutton, and Paytyn Dutton of Germantown, MD; and one great grandson, Cole Dutton.
Mary was born on June 21, 1941. She graduated from St. Anthony's High School in 1959 and went on to graduate from Catholic University.
Mary enjoyed walking her dog, Cash. She was dedicated to watching her granddaughter for the past 7 years.
The funeral service will be held at Mother Seton Catholic Church, 19951 Father Hurley Blvd, Germantown, MD on Saturday, October 22, 2016 at 11:00 am. Interment to follow at Gates of Heaven Cemetery, 13801 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, Maryland.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to any foundation relating to Autism.

 

 

 

Thomas C. Burdette

Thomas C. Burdette, 63, of Hagerstown, MD, died suddenly on September 14, 2016.
Born on September 28, 1952, in Frederick, MD, he was the son of the late John R. and Helen I. (Mulligan) Burdette.
Tommy loved hunting, fishing, gardening and farming. He was a member of the Elks Lodge 684, Moose Club 371 and Redmen Chippewa Tribe 19 in Frederick.
Tommy leaves behind two children, Adam W. Burdette and wife Amanda of Fairfield, PA, Katie M. Burdette of Cavetown, MD; two brothers, Russell Burdette and wife Carole of Ocean Isle Beach, NC, Otis Burdette of Hagerstown; one granddaughter, Hailee Burdette; his former wife, Paula May and his friend and employer, Eric Spates.
The family will be receiving friends on Sunday September 18th from 6-8 PM at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd. (Rt. 109), Barnesville, MD, where funeral services will be held Monday, September 19th at 11 AM.
Interment will follow in Monocacy Cemetery, Beallsville, MD.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to a charity of your choice in Tommy's name.

 

 

 

Mary Offutt Butts

Mary Offutt Butts, 93, passed away at Friends Nursing Home, Sandy Spring, MD, on Monday, September 5, 2016.
Mary was born on August 26, 1923 on a small dairy farm in Poolesville, MD. She lived most of her life in Rockville, MD where she met her husband, Newton F. Butts. She worked for the Montgomery County Government during WWII and later retired after 25 years of service as a Special Education Teacher Assistant with Montgomery County Public Schools.
She is survived by her daughter, Suzanne Gartner (Barry), Germantown, MD; two sons, Phillip A. Wunder, San Diego, CA; and Eugene Wunder (Gail), Springfield, MO, four grandchildren; Phillip Andrew Wunder II, Mary Renee Wunder, James Phillip Wunder, and Anna Wunder.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Newton F. Butts; her parents, Clarence Colomore Offutt and Lucile Clements Offutt; her sister, Helen B. Tyson; two brothers, Clarence Colomore Offutt Jr, and Leonard Jerome Offutt; and her beloved daughter-in-law, Rosemary Robertson Wunder.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 am, Monday, September 12th at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 18230 Barnesville Rd Barnesville, MD.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in her name to Montgomery Hospice, 1355 Piccard Dr. #100 Rockville, MD 20850.

 

 

 

Earl L. Moore

Earl L. Moore, 74, of Dickerson, MD, died peacefully on September 4, 2016 at his residence. He was the husband of 53 years of Suzanne Bodmer Moore.
Born on November 4, 1941, in Poolesville, MD, he was the son of the late Alvin and Elizabeth (Titus) Moore.
Earl joined Upper Montgomery County Volunteer Fire Department in 1959 and started his professional firefighting career with Rockville in 1963. He rose through the ranks and retired as a lieutenant in 1992 with the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service. Earl continued his service as volunteer chief with Upper Montgomery from 1998 until 2012. Besides the fire service, Earl loved hunting and fishing.
Surviving besides his wife are two brothers and two sisters, George Moore, Linda Barrack, Ralph Moore and Diane Shelton.
He was preceded in death by one brother, Alvin Moore and one sister, Suanne Demory.
A special thank you for your help and support to Donald Bodmer, Suzie Ferris and James R. Demory II.
The family will be receiving friends on Wednesday, September 7th , from 1-3 and 6-8 P.M. at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd. (Rt. 109), Barnesville, MD (hiltonfh.com).
Funeral services will be held at 11 A.M. on Thursday, September 8th, at Our Lady of the Presentation Catholic Church, 17230 Tom Fox Avenue, Poolesville.
Interment will follow in Monocacy Cemetery, Beallsville, MD.
A reception will be held following the interment at the St. Mary's Catholic Church Pavilion, 18230 Barnesville Rd., Barnesville.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Upper Montgomery County Volunteer Fire Department, 19801 Beallsville Road, Beallsville, Maryland 20839. Click here to donate.

 

 

Godefridus F. (Fred) Lok

Godefridus F. (Fred) Lok , 82, died at his home in Barnesville on August 19, 2016. Fred was born August 29, 1933 in Heerlen, Netherlands, he was the son of the late Jochem and Wilhelmina Lok.
Fred was a Pastry Chef in the family business until moving to the United States. He met his soon to be bride Mary White Hays through neighbors while she was visiting in the Netherlands with friends. They were married in November 9, 1957, and Fred then joined his wife's family business and became a farmer.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Mary White Hays Lok. He also leaves behind his three daughters, Ineke Smallwood (Chip), Martha Ward (Bob), and Shirley Prasada-Rao (Sam) all of Barnesville; nine grandchildren Mary Kate Truesdale, Emily Schneider, and Abby Dunn, Benton, Curtis, and Adam Ward, Meitzy, Freddy, and Mina Prasada-Rao.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his three brothers all of the Netherlands, and one grandchild Daniel Ward.
Fred will always be remembered for his love of family, the farm, and his many animals. He was an avid Hummingbird watcher, had a quick wit, and always had a joke to share.
He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, he was a past member and past President of the Montgomery County Farmers Club, The Maryland and Virginia Milk Producers, and served on the Board of Directors of Farmers Co-op in Frederick, Maryland.
The family will receive friends from 5:00-7:00 pm on Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd. (Rt. 109), Barnesville, MD. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 18230 Barnesville Rd., Barnesville. In lieu of flowers donations to St. Mary's Catholic Church, and or Montgomery County 4-H.

 

 

 

Randall Lee Jenkins

Randall Lee Jenkins, 50, of Adamstown, MD, died on Monday, August 15, 2016.
He was the loving husband to Sandy L. Jenkins.
Born on February 26, 1966 in Silver Spring, MD, he was the son of the late Wellington and Nellie Jenkins.
Surviving are his three children, Emily S. Jenkins, (boyfriend Richard House), Randy Jenkins, Alaina C. Jenkins (boyfriend Ray Slick); three brothers, James Jenkins (Jennifer), Frank Jenkins (Ruth), Ed Bonney; one sister, Roxanne Griffth and two nephews, Ted and Chris Jenkins.
Randall was preceded in death by one brother, Ted Jenkins and one brother in-law, Lenny Griffth. Randy also leaves numerous nieces and nephews and soon-to-be granddaughter Raelynn.
The family will receive friends on Friday, August 19, from 6-8P.M., at Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville RD (Rt. 109), Barnesville, MD 20838 where funeral services will be held at 11 AM on Saturday August 20. For donations in lieu of flowers click here.

 

 

 

Tad David Brooks

Tad David Brooks, 54, of Damascus, MD, died on August 1, 2016.
He was the husband of Loretta Q. Brooks of 22 years.
Born on June 14, 1962, in Rochester, NY, he was the son of Sondra Haines and the Late Robert W. Brooks
Surviving besides his wife are his sons, Logan Brooks and Owen Brooks and daughters, Michelle Brooks and Victoria Brooks, as well as his brother, Aaron Brooks.
Visitation will be held at 3pm on Saturday, August 6th with services at 4pm immediately followed by food and fellowship at Difference Makers Church, 11210 Bethesda Church Rd, Damascus MD.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Nathan's Ridge at Difference Makers Church.

 

 

Morgan Aloysius Kerner

Morgan A. Kerner, 88, of Stevensville, MD, died peacefully on Wednesday, July 20, 2016.
He was the loving husband of the late Kathryn Kerner.
Born on January 7, 1928 in Washington, D.C, he was the son of the late Henry and Adalscynia (Aiken) Kerner.
Surviving are six children, Mark Kerner (Nancy), Christopher Kerner (Sue), Dennis Kerner (Helen), Patrick Kerner (Myndee), Terrence Kerner; one daughter, Kathleen Kerner (Chris), 17 grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
Morgan was preceded in death by one sister, Adalscynia White and one brother, Alger Kerner.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday, July 26, from 3-5 and 7-9 P.M., at Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville RD, Barnesville, MD 20838. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, July 27, at 10 A.M. at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 18230 Barnesville Rd., Barnesville, MD. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
Arrangements by Hilton Funeral Home, Barnesville, MD (hiltonfh.com)

 

 

 

Leslie Tod Luhn

Leslie Tod Luhn, 96, of Barnesville, MD, died peacefully at home surrounded by family on July 16, 2016.
He was the husband of Edith J. Luhn of 68 years.
Born on November 23, 1919, in Baltimore, MD, he was the son of the late George Washington "Lek" and Annie Lucile (Leather) Luhn.
Surviving besides his wife are his daughters, Sandra Luhn Oden and Mary A. Luhn of Barnesville; one brother, William M. Luhn; one sister, Barbara A. Zimmerman; two grandchildren, Michael T. Oden, Sr. and wife Michelle, Duane S. Oden and wife Holly; three great grandchildren, Michael T. Oden, Jr., Sara V. Oden, Grace A. Oden; two step great grandchildren, Ray Randall and Alex Cole.
Tod also leaves a special daughter at heart Elnora Caudell and husband Bill and two step-sister-in-laws, Anna and Aghazadeh Carter.
He was preceded in death by his stepmother, Julia E. (Mellott) Luhn; two brothers, Donald L. and George S. Luhn and three stepbrothers, Charles C. Carter, James L. Carter and Jacob S. Carter and wife Elizabeth.
The family will be receiving friends on Tuesday July 19th from 5-8 PM at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd. (Rt. 109), Barnesville.
Funeral services will be held at 11 AM on Wednesday July 20 at the Barnesville Baptist Church, 17917 Barnesville Rd., Barnesville.
Interment will follow in Hyattstown Cemetery, Hyattstown, MD.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Barnesville Baptist Church, P.O. Box 69, Barnesville, MD 20838.

 

 

 

Sharon A. Ambrose

Sharon A. Ambrose, 71, of Poolesville, MD, died on July 16, 2016.
She was the wife of 28 years of Thomas Ambrose.
Sharon was the step mother of Molly Ambrose and step grandmother of Win Mattingly.
The family will be receiving friends on Thursday, July 21, 2016 from 1:00 - 3:00 PM at Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd, Barnesville, MD 20838 (hiltonfh.com).
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Montgomery Hospice Casey House, 6001 Muncaster Mill Rd., Rockville, MD 20855 (www.montgomeryhospice.org)

 

 

 

Jasper "Jack" Franklin Hough

Jasper "Jack" Franklin Hough, 93, passed away at home, in Dickerson, MD on Wednesday, July 13, 2016.
He was the loving husband of Doris Hough for 65 years.
Born March 28, 1923 in Dawsonville, MD, he was the son of the late Jasper Fox Hough and Myrtle Lee Burdette.
Jack served his country from 1943 to 1946 as a Telephone Switchboard Operator during the Air Offensive of Japan, China, India and Burma. He received a Good Conduct Medal, Asiatic Pacific Theater Ribbon and World War 11 Victory Ribbon. After returning home he married the love of his life, Doris. He was employed as a Supply Specialist at the Naval Ordnance Laboratory in White Oak, MD. During his employment there he and his wife, Doris, also ran Comus Orchards for many years. Jack did part time hours for Safeway of Kensington and upon retirement he worked for Hechinger's.
The family would like to give a special thank you to Frederick County Hospice and especially nurse Patty.
In addition to his wife, Jack is survived by one son Mike (Eleanor) Hough of Adamstown, one daughter Susan (Mike) Helmick of Jefferson; one brother Forest Hough of Dickerson; 3 grandchildren, Walter Hough (Fiancé Jessica) of Adamstown, Amy (Tony) Cole of Martinsburg, Zachary Helmick of Georgia; one great grandchild, Jaden Hough of Adamstown. Jasper was predeceased by one son Mark Hough.
The family will be receiving friends on Monday, July 18, 2016 from 6:00-8:00 pm at Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd, Barnesville, MD 20838 (hiltonfh.com),
where funeral services will be held on Tuesday, July 19, at 11:00. Interment will follow at Monocacy Cemetery, Beallsville, MD. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Jasper Hough's name to Hospice of Frederick County. (hospcieoffrederick.org)

 

 

 

 

Thomas V. Orr

Thomas V. Orr, 65, of Poolesville, MD, died on July 12, 2016.
He was the husband of Gina Orr.
Born on March 21, 1951, in Bethesda, MD, he was the son of the late Kersey "Kirk" and Marcella (Golczynski) Orr.
Surviving besides his wife are his daughter, Kathleen "Kate" Orr and husband Christopher Wallace of Davidsonville, MD; one son, Timothy "Tim" Orr and fiancée Jill Caw of Frederick, MD; one sister, Barbara Weiss and husband Mark of Wilmington, DE and two grandchildren, Ian Thomas and Livia Adele Wallace.
Memorial services will be held at 3 PM on Saturday, July 16, at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd. (Rt. 109), Barnesville, MD (hiltonfh.com) with the family receiving friends from 2 - 3 PM.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Tom's memory to WUMCO Help, Inc., P.O. Box 247, Poolesville, MD 20837.

 

 

 

Louis Nathaniel Robinson

Louis "Robby" Nathaniel Robinson, 78, loving husband, father, brother, grandfather and great-grandfather, passed away at home, surrounded by his family, in Dickerson, MD on Wednesday, July 6, 2016 after a brave battle with cancer.
He was the loving husband of Cheryl L. Robinson for 35 years.
Born June 3, 1938 in Capital Heights, MD, he was the son of the late Louis Nathaniel Robinson Sr. and Marion Ballard.
During Robby's early career, he was the 2nd youngest person to obtain a Washington DC Master Electrician's License. He later became a DC Electrical Inspector. Robby then founded his own electrical company, Spartan Electric, in 1962. What began as a one-man business, peaked into a successful 200 employee residential and commercial operation. Robby, or Chief, as his employees called him, never retired from Spartan Electric, remaining at the helm for 54 years. He was a highly ambitious and intelligent, but down-to-earth, businessman with a natural ability to connect and engage with anybody. Robby was a devoted family man. He loved to travel, especially to Deep Creek Lake, MD, with his family and beloved dog, Nike. In his youth he was a Minor League Baseball player, later coaching his sons. Robby loved cheering on his two favorite teams, the Washington Nationals and the Washington Redskins. He was an avid golfer for many years. Robby was extremely charismatic and had an incredible sense of humor. His kindness to people was appreciated by many.
In addition to his wife, Robby is survived by his sister, Charlotte (Lloyd) Erickson, brother, Tom (Mary) Ballard, children Daniel Robinson of Hedgesville, WV, John Robinson of Hilton Head Island, SC, Teresa (Kenneth) Lemere of Frederick, MD, Pamela (Charles) Stultz of Frederick, MD, and Joshua (Amy) Robinson of Purcellville, VA; grandchildren, Travis Robinson, Dylan Robinson, Austin Lemere, Sean Lemere, Dominic Stultz, and Zachary Robinson; great-grandchildren, Isabella Robinson and Kaiden Robinson.
Robby was preceded in death by his sister, Patricia Bostwick.
The family will be receiving friends on Thursday, July 14, 2016 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm at Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd, Barnesville, MD 20838 (hiltonfh.com).
Interment will be held at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Frederick, Maryland at 3:30 pm.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Louis Robinson's name to Hospice of Frederick County (hospcieoffrederick.org)


 

 

Sue C. Anderson

Sue Carolyn (Smith) Anderson, 82, of Gaithersburg, MD, went to heaven to be with her beloved husband William (Bill) P. Anderson on July 5, 2016. She was born on June 22, 1934 in Albemarle, North Carolina. Sue was the daughter of the late Lucille and John Wayne Smith.
Sue graduated from the Pfeiffer School of Business in North Carolina. After graduation she married the love of her life, Bill, on June 19, 1954.
Sue worked for the Atomic Energy Commission in Germantown, MD as a budget analyst until the birth of her third child. Then she managed the business records for her late husband, Bill, and his various business interests that included Executive Garden Apartments and Anderson Supply in Boyds, MD. Sue was a member of the Gaithersburg Garden Club for many years where she had many dear friends. Her nickname was "Sweet Sue," and she lived up to that name. She was a peace maker and would only use kind and gentle words with people. Sue was always happy and willing to help in any way.
Sue is survived by one brother Tevis Smith and his wife Ellen of North Carolina. Two daughters Pamela Spadin her husband Ron, Mary Lu Jones and her husband Chris, one son Otto Anderson and his wife Kristy, nine grandchildren Emily Cuga and her husband Andrew, Marjory Jones, Logan Jones, Meredith Jones, Gavin Spadin and his wife Kathryn, Ava Anderson, Sophia Anderson, Farrah Anderson, Kelly McConnell and her husband Will, three great grandchildren Eva Cuga, Cedar Spadin and Patrick McConnell.
Sue was preceded in death by one brother Jack Smith of North Carolina.
The family will be receiving friends on Saturday, July 9 from 9:00-10:30 at St. Mary's Catholic Church Pavilion located at 18230 Barnesville, MD. The service will follow at the church from 10:30-11:30. The Christian burial will be held at Forest Oak Cemetery, 302 N. Frederick Avenue, Gaithersburg, MD at approximately 12:00pm. Luncheon will be held following the burial at one of Bill and Sue's favorite places The Golden Bull in Gaithersburg at 12:30pm.

 

 

 

Jane Roberts (Frier) Magee


Jane Roberts (Frier) Magee, 90, died peacefully on July 2, 2016 at Frederick Memorial Hospital surrounded by her family. Jane was born January 13, 1926 in St. Louis, Missouri to Col. James Henly and Mary (Sturges) Frier. Jane's teenage years were spent in Mexico City, Mexico. The family returned to the United States where Jane worked at the Central Intelligence Agency and attended George Washington University. She married Thomas George Magee in 1947, settling in Bethesda, Maryland where they began raising a family. After moving to a farm in Boyds, Maryland, Jane began a career as a Special Education Assistant Teacher at Clarksburg Elementary School. Over the next 23 years, Jane dedicated herself to studying and improving methods of teaching. She was greatly respected by staff and beloved by her students and their families. Jane was known for her sweet temperament and love of conversation. Friends and family admired her positive attitude and inner glow. She was an avid reader and talented homemaker whose home was graced with lovingly made hooked rugs, needlepoint pillows, slipcovers and drapery. Jane's greatest love was her family. She was devoted to her seven children who survive her: Henly Magee, Tricia (Bruce) Werts, Mary Lynn (Victor) Wulc, Carol (Robert) Mull, Joseph (Karen) Magee, Sarah (Joseph) Andrews and Elizabeth (Thomas) Montebell; her 19 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. In addition, she leaves behind brothers James, John and William Frier, sister Ann Schmidt, and many nieces and nephews. Her husband Tom preceded her in death in 2013, as well as her sisters Mary Filsinger, Sally Delano, Virginia Cockrill and Lloyd St. Antoine. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 am, on July 8, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 18230 Barnesville Rd., Barnesville, MD. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Frederick Memorial Hospital at https://4576b.thankyou4caring.org/.

 

 

 

Luz M. Quiñones

Luz "Lucy" M. Quiñones, 63, of Poolesville, MD, died on June 29, 2016.
She was the wife of Eduardo Quiñones.
Born on July 12, 1952 in Puerto Rico, she was the daughter of the late Herminio and Maria Robles.
Besides her husband she leaves one son, Eduardo Quiñones, Jr., her brothers and sisters, Gloria Maria Borrero, Ada Maria Borrero, Jose Adan Robles, Jose Fernando Robles, Jose Eli Robles, Maria Milagros. Robles, Maria Del Carmen Robles, Maria Basilisa Robles, Maria De Los Angeles Robles and one grandchild, Cayley Reina Quiñones.
She was preceded in death by her son, Carlos J. Quiñones and one brother, Jose Herminio Borrero.
Family will be receiving friends on Tuesday July 5 from 1-3 and 6-8 PM at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd. (Rt. 109), Barnesville, MD.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 AM on Wednesday July 6 at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 18230 Barnesville Rd., Barnesville.
Interment will follow in Monocacy Cemetery, Beallsville, MD.


 

 

 

Forrest Thomas Ward

Forrest "Tommy" Ward, 87 of Frederick, died on June 26, 2016 at Frederick Memorial Hospital.
He was the husband of the late Hazel D. Ward, who predeceased him in 2008.
Born in Philadelphia, PA, on August 19, 1928, he was the son of the late Arthur and Hazel Agnes Ward. He was also predeceased by his 4 brothers and a sister, Harry, Hazel, Barney, Frank and recently James from Westminster. Surviving are his son, Clifford Shifflett from Brunswick, sister, Mary Yates from Boyds and brother, William Ward from Williamsport, along with many nieces and nephews.
Forrest served in the Philippines during WWII and was an active member of the Frederick County AMVETS Frederick Post #2 and the local VFW. He worked for the Montgomery County Public Works Department until he retired in 1980. Later he worked for JJ Mulldoon and Washington Carpet until he and his wife moved to Frederick in 2001. Tommy really enjoyed his family and friends in Whittier, where he resided for the past 15 years. He will be missed by all.
The family will be receiving friends from 5-8 pm on July 1, 2016 at Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd (Rt. 109), Barnesville, MD (hiltonfh.com) where funeral services will be held on Saturday, July 2, 2016 at 11:00 AM.
Interment will follow at Monocacy Cemetery, 19801 W Hunter Rd, Beallsville, MD 20839.
In Lieu of flowers the family is asking for donations to Hospice of Frederick County (http://www.hospiceoffrederick.org/).

 

 

Charles Webster Self

Charles W. Self, passed away on Tuesday evening, June 21, 2016, peacefully and quietly at his home in Poolesville, MD after a brief but fierce 10 week battle against pancreatic cancer. He was 69.
Born August 22, 1946 in Birmingham, AL, he was the son of the late Charley Massey and Thelma Pauline (McCombs) Self.
Charles lived in and around Birmingham for much of his life, spending his last 15 years in Poolesville, MD.
He served 6 years in the Coast Guard Reserves and taught vocational school for 10 years in Jefferson County, AL, where he also drove a school bus for 12 years. Charles was a well-accomplished professional dog handler for approximately 30 years, handling many top wining Group, Best in Show and Specialty winners. He exhibited mostly Sporting breeds and specialized in American Cocker Spaniels, which he also bred. After retiring from professional dog handling, he began his dog show judging career of 14 years, becoming an A.K.C. approved judge of Sporting and Hound breeds.
He was a long time member of the Professional Handlers Association and served as an officer and was a member of the American Dog Show Judges. He also belonged to the Chattanooga Cocker Club and the Atlanta Area Cocker Spaniel Specialty Club of Georgia. He was a member and served as an officer in the Birmingham Kennel Club and was a Life Member of the American Spaniel Club.
Charles especially enjoyed judging the Cocker Spaniel Specialty Shows. He enjoyed the game of golf both as a player and spectator. He enjoyed watching sports on television, particularly the Washington Nationals, Washington Redskins, professional tennis, men's college basketball and of course college football…Alabama college football-Roll Tide!
His visits with his family were always appreciated, particularly the mid-winter time spent in Gulf Shores, AL.
He loved his home in Maryland, enjoyed working in his yard, riding his John Deere and even with a longtime involvement with the sport of dog showing, his numerous cats at home captured his heart.
Charles is survived by his devoted wife of 13 years, Linda Wallaesa Self; two sisters, Nettie Sue Hopper and husband Randall of Lawrenceville, GA, Mary Elizabeth Little and husband David of Bremen, AL; his daughter, Lisa Diane Carboni and husband Paul of Hoover, AL; his son, Charles Todd Self and wife Jessica of Helena, AL; his granddaughters, Eva Kate and Mollie Claire Carboni, Ella Katherine Self; nieces and nephews, Terri Sue (Hopper) Jackson and husband Randall of Dacula, GA, Randy Hopper of Lawrenceville, David Webster Little and wife Paula of Beaumont, TX, Jill (Little) Crumpton and husband Dan of Warrior, AL and 10 great nieces and great nephews.
He is also survived by his former wives, Diane Gilbert and Nancy Pepper.
Services will be held on Monday July 11, 2016, at the Ridout's Gardendale Chapel, 2029 Decatur Hwy, Gardendale, AL 35071 with the family receiving friends at 2 pm and memorial services starting at 3 pm. Inurnment will follow in Morris Cemetery, Morris, AL.
Donations in the memory of Charles Self can be made to the Upper Montgomery County Volunteer Fire Department, 19801 Beallsville Rd., Beallsville, MD 20839 (www.umcvfd.org), Autism Society of Alabama, 4217 Dolly Ridge Rd., Birmingham, AL 35243 (www.autism-alabama.org) or a charity of your choice.


 

 

 

 

James Orien Clouse


James Orien (Jim) Clouse, age 80, went home to rest in the care of his heavenly father on June 21, 2016 after a long and difficult battle with cancer. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 50 years, Betty Wayne Bullington- Clouse, his parents, the late Oscar Roosevelt Clouse and Della Melissa LaFevre Clouse; brother, John Clouse, sister, Sandra Fay and an infant brother.
Jim is survived by a son, Michael, his sons Brian and Jeffrey, daughter Deborah Clouse-Varros, her daughters Kimberly and Melissa, and daughter Jennifer Whorral, her husband George, and their triplet daughters Leah, Katelyn and Megan. Jim is also survived by four sisters, Wilma and Roy Bush, Joyce and Larry Ladd, Sue and Larry Banks, and Jane and Rex Lusk; a brother and sister-in-law, Charles Clouse and Sally Hines, and Suzy Clouse; Brothers in Law William and Robert Bullington, sisters in law Brenda and Otis Everett, and Beverly and Gary McGee, numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews as well as a great great niece and a number of friends and loved ones, including Jan Deloriea, a dear friend and close companion.
Jim was born August 23, 1936 in Manchester, TN, to parents who instilled in their children the importance of education, resulting in each of them successfully completing college, with each of the seven children helping the next until all graduated. Jim played basketball and the trumpet in high school, then continued his education at Middle Tennessee State University, graduating with a degree in mathematics.
Jim started his career as a computer programmer at Arnold Air Force Center in Tullahoma, TN. He next went to work for General Electric at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, AL, where German post war rocket scientists were working. This later became NASA Marshall Space Flight Center and was the primary site for space launch vehicle design into the 1960s. His assignments at GE also took him to Florida briefly, where he worked on the Saturn Rocket programs at Cape Canaveral. Eventually James and Betty moved to Gaithersburg, MD to advance his career. Through acquisitions and changes in the industry, James ended his career at Honeywell Inc., retiring as a senior VP. He approached his work tenaciously and conscientiously, traits that served him well throughout his life.
Jim was famously stubborn and frugal, but generous when a family member was in need. He is remembered and admired by his children, with fond memories of wonderful times spent together. His grandchildren remember what a great storyteller "PopPops" or "Pops" was, with one of their favorites being "the panther story ".
The family will receive friends on Friday June 24 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd. (Rt. 109), Barnesville, MD.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 am on Saturday June 25 at the Memorial United Methodist Church, 17821 Elgin Rd., Poolesville, MD. Interment will follow in Resthaven Memorial Gardens, Frederick, MD.
It is with a heavy heart we say goodbye and rest well.

 

 

 

 

Sherry A. Hauser

Sherry Ann Hauser, 69, of Silver Spring, MD, died on June 16, 2016 surrounded by her family.
She is survived by her loving husband, Paul E. Hauser, her children James Bruthers (Laurine), Michelle Kennedy (Mike), Christopher Bruthers (Brooke), her stepchildren Mark Hauser (Jeanne), Gregory Hauser (Terri), Douglas Hauser (Kimberly), her brother George Smith (Sheri), and 8 grandchildren.
Born in Niagara Falls, New York, on October 30, 1946, she is the daughter of Virginio Anthony Erti and the late Anna Irene Smith.
A former longtime resident of Willingboro, NJ, she retired from Harrington Robb and relocated to Silver Spring, MD in 2012 to be near her children and grandchildren.
Sherry was a member of her local Kiwanis Club and on the Board of Directors of Mutual 10 at Leisure World. Her children and grandchildren were the light of her life and she greatly touched many lives.
The family is receiving friends from 5-8 pm on June 22, 2016 at Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd (Rt. 109), Barnesville, MD. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, June 23, at 11:00 AM at Our Lady of Visitation Parish, 14139 Seneca Rd, Darnestown, MD 20874. Interment will follow at All Souls Cemetery, 11401 Brink Rd, Germantown, MD 20876.
In lieu of flowers, the family is asking for donations to the Capital Area Food Bank

 

 

 

Sarah E. Allnutt

Sarah E. Allnutt, 89, of Lisbon, MD, died on June 15, 2016.
She was the wife of the late Ernest Upton Allnutt.
Born in Dickerson, MD, on May 27, 1927, she was the daughter of the late Baker and Beulah Nichols Howard.
Surviving are her children, Beulah Mae Duker of VA, Frances Esworthy of Lisbon, Ernest Allnutt, Jr. of NC, Elsie Carter of Damascus, MD, Mary Lou Hallford of GA, Donna Marie Anderson of KS; 19 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one daughter, Sally Ann Downs, five brothers and one sister.
Funeral services will be held at 11 am on Monday June 20 at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd. (Rt. 109), Barnesville, MD, with the family receiving friends one hour prior to the service.
Interment will follow in Monocacy Cemetery, Beallsville, MD.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Gilchrist Hospice Care, 11311 McCormick Rd., Suite 350, Hunt Valley, MD 21031 (gilchristhospice.org)

 

 

 

Ernest A. Gravley

Ernest A. Gravley, 67, of Dickerson, MD, died on June 13, 2016.
Born on June 25, 1948, in Maryland, he was the son of the late Hosley and Clarice Whisman Gravley.
Surviving are two children, Tina Knott and husband Kenny of Keymar, MD, Bobby Stoian and wife Christy of Brunswick, MD; three sisters, Edith Fowler of Dickerson, Martha Sexton of West Virginia, Stella Nunemaker of Thurmont, MD and three grandchildren, Tyler Knott, Meranda and Corinne Stoian. He is also survived by his former wife, Barbara Cullum.
A memorial service will be held at 10:00 am on Saturday June 18 at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd. (Rt. 109), Barnesville, MD.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Cancer Society (cancer.org)

 

 

 

Frederick S. H. Tolbert


Frederick Tolbert died suddenly on June 10, 2016. Fred was a tenderhearted, giving man who loved his family; wife, Nancy Tolbert, daughter, Eryn Tolbert, and faithful canine friend, Andee. He is preceded in death by his parents: Ret. Col. Samuel Harold Tolbert, USAF and Elizabeth Hays Tolbert, former Mayor of Barnesville, MD. He is survived by his siblings; Dr. Eleanor Tolbert Lawrence, Mr. Richard L. Tolbert, and Mr. John C. Tolbert. He is also survived by a large extended family and many close friends. Fred attended Randolph Macon Academy where he was recognized as a gifted athlete in football and soccer and Campbell College on a full soccer scholarship. He was passionate about music, the outdoors, the Democratic political party and sports of all kinds. He was a member of Mother Seton Catholic Parish. This world has truly lost a kind and gentle soul in his passing. The family will be receiving friends on Thursday, June 16, from 5:30pm to 8:30pm at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd. (Rt. 109) Barnesville, MD. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 am on Friday, June 17, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 18230 Barnesville Rd., Barnesville. A private inurnment will be held at a later date for the family. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to CALMRA, Inc. 5020 Sunnyside Ave., Ste 206, Beltsville, MD 20705 or at WWW.CALMRA.ORG

 

 

 

Concetta Rosina Caldwell

Concetta Rosina Caldwell, 68, of Frederick, MD, passed away on Friday, June 10, 2016.
She is survived by her daughter Carter Caldwell and a son Charles Caldwell both of Frederick, MD; one brother Anthony Lopresti (Kathy) of Lovettsville, VA; one sister, Toni Nashwinter (Bill) of Weems, VA, and one grandson Kody Caldwell of Florida.
Concetta is preceded in death by her loving husband Gary Caldwell, her parents, Anthony and Rosina Lopresti and one brother Thomas Lopresti.
A memorial service will be held at 1:00 pm on Saturday, June 18, 2016 at Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd, Barnesville, MD 20838.

 

 

 

Jacob Tyler Dennis

Jacob Tyler Dennis, 17, of Boyds, MD, died on June 7, 2016, in a tragic car accident.
Born on December 29, 1998, in Silver Spring, MD; he was the son of Charles and Trina Dennis and brother to Cody Dennis.
Surviving are his grandparents, Dennis and Debbie Fling of Boyds and Sherry Wertz of Hagerstown; uncles Dennis Fling, Jr. and William Dennis along with numerous cousins. John Griffith, Kittie Mattox and their children also held a special place in Jacob's heart.
Jacob was a varsity football player for Clarksburg High School. He spent his summers as a lifeguard and loved to Jet Ski in his free time. He owned a truck which was his pride and joy and lived every moment to the fullest. Jacob lived his life with a focus on Faith, Family, Friends, and Football.
Family will be receiving friends from 9-11 AM at Cedarbrook Community Church (23700 Stringtown Rd, Clarksburg, MD 20871) on Saturday, June 11, 2016 where services will follow at 11:00 AM.
Interment to follow at All Souls Cemetery (11401 Brink Rd, Germantown, MD 20876).
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Parkinson Foundation of the National Capital Area (parkinsonfoundation.org).

Arrangements were made by Hilton Funeral Home.

 

 


Ted Rian Orwig

Ted Rian Orwig, age 65, died of congestive heart failure on June 4, 2016 at the University Of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore Maryland.
Ted Rian Orwig was a great family man and a loving father. He is survived by his spouse Sarah "Fran" Hutson, of 25 years; his son Rian T. Orwig (Cheryl) of West Virgina, Daughter Jeannine Orwig-Moore (Kelly) of Frederick Maryland, Step Daughters Rochelle Bell (Steve) of Ijamsville Maryland; Becky Sappington of Jefferson Maryland; and Step son Tim Heck of Frederick Maryland. He is further survived by his 5 grandchildren, Rian James "RJ" Orwig, Eric Bell, Andrew Sappington, Michael Sappington, and Matthew Sappington.
Born on February 20th 1951 in Hanover Pennsylvania, Ted was the son of Themla Lindamen, and brother to Thomas Orwig, and Carol Lindamen.
He graduated from Rockville High School. Joining the US Army in 1969 to serve his country; Ted served 3 years as an Armor Crewman SP5 serving in Vietnam, and stationed in Korea and Germany as an Armor USAREUR. He was also awarded the following decorations during his service: National Defense Service Medal, Expert M16-M14, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, and Army Commendation Medal.
Ted was an active man who enjoyed family, friends, the outdoors and fishing. His family and friends will always remember him as a GREAT man, with a caring heart, and a person who was always ready with a joke and a smile to brighten your day.
A family Celebration of Life is scheduled for Ted Rian Orwig on June 11, 2016 at 4:00 P.M. at Hilton Funeral Home (22111 Beallsville Rd, Barnesville, MD 20838).

 


Philip N. Dix

Philip N. Dix, 73, of Gaithersburg, died on June 7, 2016.
He was the loving husband of Carole L. Maple-Dix.
Born on September 16, 1942, in Sayre, PA, he was the son of the late Jesse H. and Helen (Bidlack) Dix.
Phil served his country in the United States Navy.
Surviving besides his wife are his children, Elizabeth Houser (Michael), Jeffery Dix (Bettsie), Stephanie Dix (Spencer Pines), Alexandra Dix, McKenzie Dehaut (Steven); four sisters, Phyllis Mullen, Patricia Wells, Mary Murphy, Nancy Cole; one brother, Tom Dix; eight grandchildren, Nicholas Sharpe, Rachel Berline, Jennifer (Kansas) Sharp, Philip Dix, Meaghan Dix, Nathaniel Pines, Jared Pines, Carter Philip Dehaut; six great grandchildren, Madelyn Berline, Fiona Sharp, Ryleigh Sharp, David Berline, Jolene Sharpe and Van Sharpe (coming this month).
Phil was also survived by his beloved pets, Helen, Elanor and Lil.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Susan K. Dix.
Funeral services will be held at 11 am on Saturday June 11 at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd. (Rt. 109), Barnesville.
Interment will follow in Laytonsville Methodist Church Cemetery, Laytonsville.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the American Diabetes Association (diabetes.org) or the American Heart Association (heart.org).

 

 

Thomas G. King

Thomas G King of Darnestown, MD, died peacefully Wednesday, June 1st, 2016, at his home, after a 5 year battle with brain cancer.
Tom will be dearly missed by his loving wife of 50 years Nannette, daughter and son in law, Patrice and Scott Brickman of Potomac, his son Joel King and his fiancé Gretchen Ryan of Dickerson, and grandchildren Anna, Leah, Kenna and Lane Brickman, and Adeline, Amelia, and Ariana King. Tom is survived by his brother John King of New Market, and many nieces, nephews, family and loving friends.
Tom grew up on a farm in Gaithersburg, with his parents Harrison and Gladys King, his siblings Augusta Mae Wayne and John King and his grandparents. He attended Gaithersburg High School where he wrestled and won the state championship. He graduated from University of Maryland with a BS in Accounting and was an active member of the ATO fraternity. He went on to work for Deloitte Touche in Washington, DC where he became a partner. After his retirement at Deloitte he founded King Financial Inc. with expertise in mergers, acquisitions and ESOPs, and authored the book ESOP Forever. As a hobby Tom owned two farms, and managed Kings Creek Farm a successful hay business in Montgomery County.
Tom was an active member of the Montgomery County 4H All Stars, Montgomery County 4H Leader and lifetime Montgomery County Fair Member, Upper Montgomery County Farmers Club, Professional Service Council Treasurer, National Association of Corporate Directors, ESOP Association, AICPA, Maryland Association of CPA's, and a member of the St Rose of Lima Parish.
A service will be held at 11am Friday, June 10th at St Rose of Lima Church in Gaithersburg. Visitation will begin at 10am.
In lieu of flowers Memorial Contributions can be made to Montgomery County EAC tagged 4H in memory of Thomas King, 18410 Muncaster Road Derwood, Maryland 20855 or the Parish of St Rose of Lima, 11701 Clopper Road, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20878.

 

 

 

 

Glen Johnston Pearcy

Glen J. Pearcy of Barnesville, MD passed away surrounded by his family on May 31, 2016 after a courageous battle with cancer. Born on July 7, 1944 in Queens, NY, he was the son of the late Johnston L. and Betty L. (Bohannon) Pearcy. He was the loving husband of Susan D. Pearcy for 50 years. Also survived by son Noah J. Pearcy (Mindy Peters), daughter Rebecca D. Pearcy (Tony Tapay); two brothers, George B. Pearcy (Dona Pearcy), John S. Pearcy (Cathy Pearcy), and three grandsons, Johnston, Mitchell, and Zoltan.
Glen was raised in St. Louis, MO and attended public schools. He graduated from Harvard University cum laude in philosophy in 1966, followed by a M.Div. at Union Theological Seminary in NYC. He was ordained by the United Church of Christ in 1970, and was called to work for social justice in the Civil Rights Movement in SW GA and with Cesar Chavez of the United Farmworkers Union in CA. He had a distinguished career as a filmmaker, including an Academy Award nomination. His work focused on social justice issues, labor rights, and progressive politics. Glen enjoyed fly fishing and whitewater kayaking. A seeker of truth, Glen was an active member at his church and enjoyed examining scripture.
Glen was a beloved member of his extended family & friends, known for his hearty laugh, integrity, generous spirit, and love of beautiful light. A service for Glen will be held at 2 pm on Sat. July 2 at the Seneca Valley United Church of Christ, 13421 Clopper Rd, Germantown, MD.
Donations may be made to cholangiocarcinoma.org, habitat.org, uccsenecavalley.org or doctorswithoutborders.org.

 

 

 

 

Edythe Orme Rotruck

Edythe Orme Rotruck, 94, of Mt. Airy, MD, died on May 30, 2016, at the Angel's Touch Assisted Living in Friendship, MD.
She was the wife of the late Gerald M. Rotruck.
Born on October 28, 1921, in Barnesville, MD, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Irene (Bosley) Orme.
Surviving are her children, Jacquelyn Reber Martin and husband Leonard of Mt. Airy, Wm. Michael Reber and wife Rose of PA,; one stepson, Robert Rotruck and wife Barbara of CO; two sisters, Mary Louise (Johnnie) Crown and husband Tom of Gaithersburg, MD, Lorraine Koonce and husband Henry of WV; three grandchildren, Michelle Eifert of Gaithersburg, Cynthia Kluth and husband Chris of Mt. Airy, Yvonne Hildebrand and husband Steven of VA and three great grandchildren.
Edythe was preceded in death by one stepson, Russell Rotruck and one brother, Charles L. Orme.
Services are private. A memorial services will be scheduled at a late date.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Angel's Touch, Inc., P.O. Box 127, West Friendship, MD 21794.

 

 

John W. Palmieri

John W. Palmieri, 77, of Rockville, MD, died on May 29, 2016.
Friends will be received on Thursday June 2 from 6-8 PM at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd. (Rt. 109), Barnesville, MD.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the American Heart Association (heart.org)

 

Burley R. Colburn, Jr.

Burley Rouis Colburn, Jr., ag 69, of Poolesville, Maryland (formerly of Russellville), passed away on Friday, May 27, 2016 at Holy Cross Hospital in Germantown, Maryland. Rouis played football and graduated from Russellville High School in 1967. He was a member of the Russellville Church of Christ. He loved motorcycle racing, fishing, and hunting. He loved his four-legged babies, Bandit, Jack, and Peanut very much. He was a member of the medical care staff for United States ISDE teams for off road racers in over-seas competitions. His job allowed him to travel to Australia, Poland, Holland, France, Austria, Belgium, and Czech Republic. The visitation will 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Friday, June 03, 2016 at Spry Memorial Chapel in Russellville, AL. The funeral will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, June 04, 2016 at Spry Memorial Chapel. Burial will follow at Franklin Memory Gardens. He is survived by wife, Nona Lee Treadway Colburn of Poolesville, MD; brother, Ronald Colburn (wife, Wanda); sister, Cynthia Colburn Johnson (husband, Kenny), both of Russellville, AL; nieces & nephews, Daniel Colburn, Emily Colburn, Courtney Johnson, and Jenny Johnson. He was preceded in death by his parents, Burley Rouis Colburn, Sr. and Evelyn Daphine Bendall Colburn.

 

 

 

Mark P. Miller

Mark P. Miller, 49, of Poolesville, MD, died on May 24, 2016, at his home surrounded by family.
He was the loving and devoted husband of Julie A. Miller.
Born on April 6, 1967, in Washington, DC, he was the son of Mary E. (McCauley) Miller and the late Joseph A. Miller.
Surviving besides his wife and mother are his children, Chris Miller of Hagerstown, MD, Chuck, Brad and Gina Miller all of Poolesville; three brothers, Danny, Tony and Mike Miller and one sister, Susan Miller.
Mark was actively involved in the Poolesville High School Swim and Dive Team serving as a parent representative and in the Poolesville Piranhas Summer Swim team.
Funeral services will be held at 11 AM on Saturday May 28, 2016, at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Road (Rt. 109), Barnesville, MD. Please dress casual. Mark was a huge fan of the band Rush and Star Wars, so if you have a Rush shirt, or Star Wars shirt please wear them.
Interment will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, 13801 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring, Maryland 20906. A reception at the family home will follow the grave site ceremony. Their home address is 19204 Hempstone Avenue, Poolesville, MD 20837
In lieu of flowers the family suggest donations be made to Bradley and Gina's college fund.

 

 

Jane Mary Beaulieu

Jane M. Beaulieu, 73, of Poolesville, MD, formerly of Gaithersburg, MD, and Indianapolis, IN, passed away suddenly on May 11, 2016.
Born on May 16, 1942, in Rogers City, MI, she was the only child of the late Julian and Evangeline A. (Smigelski) Yarch. She was married to the love her life, the late
Thomas J. Beaulieu, Sr. for 45 years, and they traveled the world together including many vacations to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Europe. She enjoyed her grandchildren, gardening, and was an excellent chef.
Jane attended Marygrove College, graduated from Central Michigan University and earned her Master's degree from Butler University. She raised her family in Indianapolis, IN, where they resided for nearly 40 years. She was a passionate and dedicated teacher in the Metropolitan School District of Lawrence Township, Indianapolis for 20 years, serving primarily as a middle school English teacher who was loved by her students and colleagues. After she retired, she and her husband moved to Gaithersburg to be closer to family. Jane was thrilled with the community of Poolesville's warm welcome when she moved there last summer.
Her memory lives through her children; Jennifer Beaulieu of Poolesville, and Thomas J. Beaulieu, Jr. of Mequon, WI, daughter-in-law, Carrie, and three grandchildren; A.J. (Alexander Joseph), David and Emma. In addition to her family, she will be dearly missed by countless friends and colleagues, as well as her grandpuppies - Polly Jane and Cooper.
The family will be receiving friends on Friday, May 27, from 6-8 PM at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd. (Rt. 109), Barnesville, MD.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 AM on Saturday, May 28, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 18230 Barnesville Rd., Barnesville.
Donations may be made in Jane's memory to the Poplar Spring Animal Sanctuary (www.animalsanctuary.org) or St. Mary's Catholic Church.

 

 

 

Virginia "Ginny" B Chisholm

Virginai "Ginny" B. Chisholm, died on May 12, 2015. Born to Orin and Hazel Baker in Rochester, NY on April 25 1929, Ginny Chisholm was a force in this world. She was proceeded in death by Richard Chisholm, her husband for 60 years. She is survived by her 3 sons, Colin (Becky), Jon (Sandy) and Richard; grandchildren, Kelli, Jennifer (Andrew), Vince, Markus (Joy), and Amanda; great grandchildren, Aiden and Addison.
The themes of her life were family, church, music, political activism, intellectual growth, sports and bridge. Poolesville Memorial United Methodist was her church family. Ginny was a choir member and active member of the church. She was a spiritual, God loving Christian. In addition to church choir, she sang tenor in the Boston Symphony Orchestra Choir in the 1960's. Ginny's last choir was the Edenaires at the Edenton Retirement Community. Her piano was in continuous use until arthritis made playing too challenging in the 2000's. She was a strong activist for racial equality in the 1960's. Later in her life, she was a hospice volunteer for Frederick County Hospice from 89-93. Ginny was a voracious reader who always had a stack of books underway. She loved English literature, politics and sports. She graduated from Wooster College with a BA in English in 1946.
Ginny played bridge every chance she got with her husband and friends. She played competitive tournaments earning master points and ended her bridge career as the founder of the Edenton Bridge Club where she played with three 90-year olds whose fellowship outweighed their bridge playing acumen. Memorial Services will be held on Tuesday May 17th at 11:30 AM at Poolesville Memorial United Methodist Church, 17821 Elgin Road, Poolesville, MD 20837. Private inurnment to follow. In lieu of flowers, please send contributions in her memory to Hospice of Frederick County, MD, 516 Trail Ave, Frederick, MD 21701.

 

 

 

Ruth V. Lyon

Ruth V. Lyon, age 89, passed away on the morning of May 11, 2016, at Buckingham's Choice in Adamstown, MD.
She was born on September 12, 1926, in Tuxedo, NC.
Ruth lived in Panama City, FL, for 50 years prior to being convinced by her children to move in 2014 to Adamstown. She was fiercely independent and did not want to be a burden to anyone. She was a hospital aide and then a telephone operator in her youth, but after marriage devoted herself to being a housewife and mother. She was exceptionally loyal to her family and protective of her children. Mom kept her house scrupulously clean, and did her best to keep her children likewise.
Mom enjoyed flower gardening, sewing, and decoupage, and won many awards for her ceramics. She was a Southerner all her life, and made the best fried chicken and milk gravy in the world. She was a Southern Baptist, but didn't let it go to her head.
Ruth's parents, Otis Elijah and Hattie Faye Reed Cox, and her siblings Gordon Cox, Carl Cox, and Vera Fay Smetzer predecease her. Ruth's husband, Carl H. Lyon, Jr. passed away in 1991.
She is survived by her sons, Bobby Frazier of San Angelo, TX, and Fred Lyon of Adamstown; daughter Pamela Carlton of Charlotte, NC; 9 grandchildren, and 3 great grandchildren.
Hilton Funeral Home in Barnesville, MD, is supervising the funeral arrangements for Mom. She will be buried next to her husband in Cheatham Hill Memorial Park, Marietta, GA. Donations in her memory may be made to Hospice of Frederick County, MD.
The family appreciates very much the care given to Mom in her final days by the staff at Buckingham's Choice.

 

 

 

 

Paul L. Earley, Sr.

Paul L. Earley, Sr., 77, of Point of Rocks, MD, died on April 29, 2016, surrounded by family.
He was the loving husband of Nancy Earley.
Born on June 16, 1938, in Greencastle, PA, he was the son of the late John Loyde and Alma (Smith) Earley.
Surviving besides his wife Nancy are his children, Anita McDaniels, of Summit Point, WV, Paul Earley, Jr. and Todd Earley, both of Point of Rocks, Robert Earley of Hagerstown, MD, Patricia Darby of Point of Rocks; one sister, Mary Long of Union Bridge; one brother, Russell Earley of FL; 17 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.
Paul was preceded in death by one brother, Robert Earley and one sister, Ethel Jones.
The family will be receiving friends on Tuesday May 3 from 1-3 and 6-8 PM at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd., (Rt. 109), Barnesville, MD (hiltonfh.com), where funeral services will be held on Wednesday May 4 at 11 AM.
Interment will follow in Monocacy Cemetery, Beallsville, MD.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Hospice of Frederick County, 516 Trail Avenue, P.O. Box 1799, Frederick, MD 21702 (hospiceoffrederick.org)

 

 


Charles Fairfield Pope

Charles (Charlie) Fairfield Pope born June 24, 1940, passed away on April 28, 2016 at Casey House Hospice, Rockville, MD.
Charlie was born in New York City on June 24, 1940, the son of James and Carol Pope. He was the brother of Beverly Hennessey, Pat Farrell and Jay Pope. He was a loving son, brother, uncle and friend.
Charlie was a 70 year resident of Rowayton, CT. He attended school in Norwalk and graduated from Norwalk High School. He worked in retail all his life rising to manager of several grocery stores including A&P. Later in life he worked at Toys R US. He enjoyed road trips to Canada and New England. He also enjoyed going to antique stores and looking for bargains at tag sales.
Charlie is also survived by nieces and nephews David Farrell, Jim Hennessey, Marie Jones, Jeff Hennessey, Linda Bryant, Lisa Kuzma, Carole Hennessey, Carolyn Winkler, Susan Woolley, Meg Hennessey, Jim Pope and Kacey Pope; their spouses and children.
A funeral Mass is scheduled at Church of the Little Flower, 5607 Mass Ave, Bethesda, MD 20816 at noon, Friday May 6, 2016. Visitation begins at 11:30. Remembrances at hiltonfh.com


 

 

Norman C. Miller

Norman Clarence Miller, Jr., 49, of Winchester, VA, died in his sleep on April 24, 2016.
He was the loving husband of Sandy Miller.
Born on August 23, 1966, in Washington, D.C, he was the son of Shirley Carol (Richards) Miller and the late Norman Clarence Miller.
Surviving besides his wife and mother is his son, Joe Miller, of Winchester, VA/Falling Waters, WV; two sisters, Shawna Miller of Berryville, VA and Melissa Howell (Marc) of Lake Elsinore, CA; two nieces, Hailey Woodward and Rowan Howell, along with one nephew, Damien Stone.
Norman was a retired deputy from the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office, member of the Izaak Walton League, the NRA and was an Usher Guild at St. Peter's Episcopal Church.
Services will be held Saturday May 7, 11AM, at St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 20100 Fisher Ave, Poolesville, MD 20837.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Peter's Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 387, Poolesville, MD 20837 or Winchester SPCA, 115 Featherbed Ln, Winchester, VA 22601 (www.winchesterspca.org).

 

 

 

 

Sarah Frazer Prestemon

Sarah Frazer Prestemon, 43, of Chiswell's Inheritance, Poolesville, MD died on Sunday, April 24, 2016 after a long and happy life with her beloved fiance, Edward Lunsford, her close family, friends and Sasha the cat. She was born in Washington, DC and lived most of her life on her family's farm near Poolesville.
She attended Goucher College and received a electronic imaging prepress degree from Montgomery College after deciding she preferred writing and editing to working full-time in historic preservation. Nonetheless, her interest in historic preservation continued throughout her life as a member of Historic Medley District, Inc. She and Ed were for many years the docents at the Seneca Schoolhouse Museum and John Poole House Museum. Her publishing and research skills benefited Medley Press and various writers. She was also employed to do legal research and at the Maryland-National Capital Park & Planning Commission.
Born with spina bifida, which meant a life as a wheelie, she took active interest in the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act and in the failure of Poolesville to provide navigable curb cuts for their sidewalks.
She traveled as much as possible all around the United States and to Canada, Europe and the Caribbean including one memorable summer spent crossing the U.S. in a RV with her mother, stepfather, stepbrother, a large Bouvier, a golden retriever and a Yorkie puppy named Marley. Her favorite mode of travel was aboard her grandfather's sailboat, "Sarah Frazer" where she was free of the wheelchair and could soar across the water in the Chesapeake Bay and the Mediterranean and from Venice through the Adriatic to Croatia and Turkey.
Sarah was a devoted member of the congregation of St. Peter's Parish whose minister, Rev. Ann Ritonia, provided spiritual sustenance throughout her last illness. Sarah's friends in the parish family stayed close to her and were an important part of her life. Her greatest joy was her faith in Jesus Christ.
She is lovingly survived by her mother, Elizabeth Perry Kapsch and her stepfather, Robert; her father, David Lee Prestemon and her stepmother, Kary; her brothers, William, Robert and Patrick; her grandmother, Elizabeth Prestemon, her beloved cousin, Overton Kephart Brown; her Kephart, Prestemon, Brown and Griffith aunts, uncles and cousins, especially her aunts Ann Brown and Nancy Claggett. She has gone to join her grandparents, George and MaryAnn Kephart and her grandfather, Robert Prestemon. Sarah leaves behind with love her fiance, Edward Lunsford, and his parents, Robert and Laura Lunsford.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 2:00 at St Peter's Parish, 20100 Fisher Avenue, Poolesville, MD with a reception to follow at her family's farm at 18200 Beallsville Road, Poolesville, MD.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to St Peter's Episcopal Church (P.O. Box 387, Poolesville, Md. 20837) or Historic Medley District (PO Box 232, Poolesville, MD 20837).




 

 

 

Ralph S. Connelly

Ralph S. Connelly, 76, of Boyds, Maryland, passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by his loving family on Friday, April 22, 2016.
Mr. Connelly was born in Rockville, MD on November 10, 1939, a son to the late Lewis D. and Dorothy Lowe Connelly. He was the loving husband of Judy Roberts Connelly for 56 years.
Ralph was a master brick mason and devoted his life to a trade he loved. He enjoyed fishing and hunting in his younger years and spent his life of retirement enjoying his family.
Ralph was preceded in death by brothers, Jim Connelly, Lewis Connelly, Pete Connelly, Robert Connelly and John Rankin.
Aside from his wife, Ralph is survived by two sons, Keith M. Connelly and wife Kathy of McConnellsburg, PA, Bruce L. Connelly and wife Beverly of Clarksburg, MD; grandchildren, Randell M. Connelly and partner Juan Vega of Stafford, VA, Holly C. Fellows and husband Jason of Knoxville, MD, Gregg M. Connelly and wife Jamie of McConnellsburg, PA, Heather M. Blache and husband Eric of Libertytown, MD, Russell D. Connelly of McConnellsburg, PA, Valerie D. Hagberg and husband Steven of Clarksburg, MD, and Branden M. Connelly of Clarksburg, MD.
Ralph is also survived by 5 great grandchildren, Jaiden, Jenna, Jenson, Herbert, and Russell Jr. who were his true pride and joy. He is also survived by one sister, Janice Butt of Germantown, MD, along with numerous nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends on Monday April 25 from 1-3 and 6-8pm at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd. (Rt. 109) Barnesville, MD, where funeral services will be held on Tuesday April 26 at 11am.
Interment will follow in Darnestown Presbyterian Cemetery, Darnestown, MD.

 

 

 

Hubert Leon Carlin

Hubert Leon Carlin, 91, of Boyds, MD, died on April 18, 2016.
He was the husband of the late Emily B. Carlin.
Born on February 18, 1925, in Boyds, he was the son of the late William Melvin and Virgie (Beall) Carlin.
Surviving is one daughter, Nancy Carlin of N. Potomac, MD; one sister, Emily Jean Easter of FL; five grandchildren, Danielle, T.J., Steven, Emily, Malia and 3 great grandchildren, Hailey, Oliver and Dempsey.
Leon was preceded in death by one son, Patrick Warren and two brothers, James Harold and William Douglas Carlin.
The family will be receiving friends on Thursday April 21 from 6-8 P.M. at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd. (Rt. 109), Barnesville, MD (hiltonfh.com).
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 A.M. on Friday April 22 at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 18230 Barnesville Rd., Barnesville. Directions
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.

 

 

Marie F. Gnadt

Marie Gnadt, 86, of Frederick, MD, died peacefully on April 15, 2016.
She was the wife of the late John F. Gnadt.
Born on July 20, 1929, in Wisconsin, she was the daughter of the late Edwin and Mary (Nunke) Anderl.
Surviving are two daughters, Ann (Jonathan), MaryJane (Christopher); one son, John (Nicole) and her grandchildren Daniel, Mitchell, Olivia, and Julia.
A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 AM, Monday, June 27, at St. Gregory the Great Church, Milwaukee, WI.
Visitation from 10:30 AM until time of Service.
Interment to follow at Arlington Park Cemetery, Milwaukee.

 

 

 

 

John W. Davis, III

John W. Davis III, better known as "Jack," born 7/29/1924, passed away on 4/12/2016. He was the son of Margaret (VanSise) Davis and John W. Davis Jr. Following graduation from Frederick High School, he attended the University of Maryland for a year, anticipating becoming a veterinarian. WW II intervened, and when his two older brothers were called up for service, Jack returned to help work the farm on Davis (now Thurston) Road. Over the years, Jack worked selling and installing Surge milking equipment, earned a certificate in welding, and worked for several machine shops rising up to foreman. He was a lifelong member of St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Poolesville, active in the Monocacy Lions Club for many years, and a charter member of the American Bluebird Society.
Following multiple "retirements" Jack kept himself busy repairing furniture and working around the house and yard. He was married to Frances (Ray) for 50 years before she passed in 1999, and then to
Elizabeth (Daniel) Painter who passed in 2013. He was also pre-deceased by his sister Harriet, older brothers Tom and Walter Magruder, twin sister Margaret (Davis) Angevine and grand-daughter, Maria
Krebs, and great grandson, Ethan Yoder. He leaves a younger brother Leonard (Ike), children John W. Davis IV and Vikki, Charles and Judy, daughter Amelia Krebs and Paul, son Alan, and stepson Dan Painter.
Grandchildren: Lauren (Davis) & Darren Lloyd, Cameron Davis; Isaac & Desha Davis, Benjamin Davis, and Anna (Davis) & Ken Yoder; Andrew Krebs; Brendan & Hannah Davis, Aiden, and Caity Davis, step granddaughters Danielle Painter, Susan (Constable) & Scot Shealer, and 14 great grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to St Peter's Episcopal Church (2100 Fisher Ave.,
Poolesville, Md. 20837) or Monocacy Lions Club (c/o Gary Burdette, 22711 Mt. Ephraim Rd., Dickerson,
Md., 20842).
A Memorial Service will be 6/11/2016 at 11 AM at St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Poolesville, Md.
A luncheon will be served in the Fellowship Hall following the service.

 

 

 

Catherine Evelyn Woodard Wolfrey

Catherine Evelyn Woodard Wolfrey, 79, of Poolesville, MD, passed away at home in the care of Hospice on April 8, 2016.
Evelyn was born in Lee County, Virginia, to Ransom and Mary (Oliver) Woodard on May 12, 1936.
Her beloved husband of 59 years, John Fyfe Wolfrey, passed away on October 13, 2013. John was from Poolesville, where they made their life together.
Evelyn leaves to morn, her sister, Della (Woodard) Snodgrass of Holmes Mill, KY; one niece, Marsha (Snodgrass) Meadows (Loren); one great nephew, Bill McDonald (Emily); one great niece Samantha McDonald; two great great nieces, Hailee Shea and Harper Grey; one great great nephew, Roman Joseph all of Dayton, OH.
Evelyn also leaves many friends, neighbors, relatives and her adopted family, Paige, Lin, Zach and Mackenzie Kovach who have shared their family with Evelyn and John for 18 years and have been a constant joy.
The family will be receiving friends on Monday April 11, from 10 - 11 am at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd. (Rt. 109), Barnesville, MD. Funeral services will start at 11 am.
Interment will follow in Monocacy Cemetery, Beallsville, MD.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to WUMCO Help, Inc., P.O. Box 247, Poolesville, MD 20837 or Second Chance Wildlife (scwc.org).

 

 

 

Dennis B. Funk

Dennis B. Funk, 62, of Beallsville, MD, died suddenly on Tuesday, April 5, 2016.
He was the son of the late Paul and Ruby Funk.
Denny was born on May 20, 1953, in West Virginia.
He is survived by his former wife, Reneta Funk of Poolesville, MD; daughter, Ashley B. Funk and boyfriend Eric Backus of Poolesville; two brothers, Jerry Funk (Mary) of Woodsboro, MD, Robert Funk (Patty) of Charles Town, WV; two sisters, Karen Plemmons (Larry) of Frederick, MD, Janet Miller (Edward) of Middletown, MD; two uncles, Keith Wiles of OH, Don Wiles of VA and numerous nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received on Sunday, April 10, from 2-3 PM, at the Poolesville Baptist Church, 17550 West Willard Rd, Poolesville, where services will be held at 3 PM. Following the service, friends are welcome for a reception at the church hall.
In lieu of flowers family is requesting donations to Hilton Funeral Home for funeral expenses.

 

 

 

Thomas G. Schaefer

On Monday, April 4, 2016, Thomas G. Schaefer, 48, of Adamstown, MD, passed away peacefully. He was a life-long Maryland resident, attended Dematha Catholic High School in Hyattsville, MD, and graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park. Tom worked in project management for various corporate and non-profit agencies in the technology and healthcare sectors.
Tom was born on May 2, 1967, in Alexandria, VA. He was the devoted son of Helene (Ligorio) Keefner and the late George H. Schaefer. He is survived by his loving wife of 16 years, Ursula O'Donnell Schaefer, and their three children, Carson, Andrew and Katharine Schaefer; one sister, Lynne (Schaefer) Schneider, and many cherished sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received on Thursday, April 7, from 4-8 PM, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 18230 Barnesville Rd., Barnesville, Maryland. Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 AM on Friday, April 8, at St. Joseph on Carrollton Manor, 5843 Manor Woods Rd., Frederick, MD. Interment will immediately follow at All Souls Cemetery, Germantown, MD. Following the interment, friends are welcome to a lunch reception at St. Mary's Pavilion, Barnesville, MD. Directions
Flowers may be sent to Hilton Funeral Home, Barnesville, MD, or contributions in the name of Thomas Schaefer may be made to the ALS Association - DC/MD/VA Chapter, 7507 Standish Place, Derwood, MD 20855.

 

 

 

Karen M. Payne

Karen M. Payne, 57, of Gaithersburg, MD, passed suddenly on April 3, 2016.
She was the loving wife of Randy Payne.
Born on June 17, 1958 in Anchorage, AK, she was the daughter of Paul Hawkins and the late Virginia M. Hawkins.
Surviving besides her husband and father is one daughter, Virginia M. Roos; one granddaughter, Alexis N. Roos; two brothers, Kenny and Johnny Thayer and one sister, Angie Connelly.
Karen was preceded in death by one sister, Donna Frank.
The family will be receiving friends on Friday April 8 from 6-8 PM at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd. (Rt. 109), Barnesville, MD.


 

 

 

Barbara Jean Lewis

Heaven received a very special angel on 29 March 2016, as Barbara Jean Lewis passed on to be with God and Jesus.
Born in Olney, MD on 30 December 1931, she is survived by her loving husband of 64 years, Doyle, and four children, Elaine Cuthbertson (and husband Rand), Allen Jr. (and wife Becky), Larry (and wife Teresa), and Gary. Through her loving spirit, the world was also blessed with 5 beautiful grandchildren, and 9 wonderful great grandchildren.
There was never a more loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She blessed her family with a happy, loving home. Saddened by her absence, our spirits are lifted by memories of her soft voice, the twinkle in her eyes, and the deep and endearing love she had for all of us. She will watch over us until we meet again. Our hearts have been broken, but will forever be filled by the memories of her love, which touched each of our lives, and left us, and the world, so much better.
In lieu of flowers the family suggest donations be made to the Upper Montgomery County Volunteer Fire Department, 19801 Beallsville Rd., Beallsville, MD 20839 or a charity of your choice.
Memorial Service will be held Monday, July 11, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. at Mount Olivet Mausoleum, 515 S Market St, Frederick, MD 21701. Reception to follow at The UMCVFD Fire Hall.

 

 

 

Vincent A. O'Reilly

Vincent A. O'Reilly, 88, of Middletown, MD, died on Wednesday, March 23, 2016.
He was the loving husband of the late Joan C. O'Reilly. He was the retired Assistant to the President of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.
Born on March 16, 1928 in Evanston, IL, he was the son of the late Francis and Clara (Lowe) O'Reilly.
Surviving is one son, Rev. Kevin P. O'Reilly of Barnesville, MD; one daughter, Kim Balas of Bernardsville, NJ, and three grandchildren, Anthony, Colin and Brendan O'Reilly of Bernardsville, NJ.
Vince was preceded in death by one sister, Kathleen Weissmueller and three brothers, Bro. Edmund O'Reilly, FSC, Rev. Hugh O'Reilly and Cyril O'Reilly.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday, March 30, from 5-8 PM, at the St. Mary's Catholic Church, 18230 Barnesville Rd., Barnesville, MD, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, March 31, at 11 AM. Directions
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 or Holy Family Catholic Church, 7321 Burkittsville Road, Middletown, MD 21769.

 

 

 

Mary L. Hosler

Mary L. Hosler, 87, of Poolesville, MD, passed away on March 10, 2016 at her residence
surrounded by family.
She was the wife of the late William R. Hosler.
Born on August 24, 1928 in Washington, DC, she was the daughter of the late Carl S. and Ida M. (Pleuss) Cragoe.
Surviving are two daughters, Nancy Ruhe, Sally Lee; 12 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.
Mary was preceded in death by one son, Brad Hosler.
Memorial services celebrating Mary's life will be held at 2 PM on Friday March 18 at the St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 20100 Fisher Ave., Poolesville, MD 20837.
Directions

 

 

 

Karl E. Neal

Karl E. Neal, 58, of Damascus, MD, died suddenly on February 29, 2016.
Born on October 24, 1957 in Bethesda, MD, he was the son of the late Jack B. and Christine M. (Mobley) Neal.
Surviving are two sisters, Jackie Anstead and husband Chris of NC, Karen Gilmore of FL; his long-time companion, Franki Sexton of Damascus; extended family, Frankie and Michelle Ennis along with their children Matthew and Amber, Casandra Mullinix and numerous nieces and nephews.
Karl was preceded in death by one sister, Debbie Brown.
A memorial service celebrating Karl's life will be held at 11 AM on Saturday March 5 at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd. (Rt. 109), Barnesville, MD (hiltonfh.com).

 

 

 

Douglas W. Cooley, Sr.

Douglas Ward Cooley, Sr., 49, died on Sunday, February 21 from natural causes at his home in Barnesville, MD.
Doug had suffered for many years from an incurable disease called Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS).
Doug was born on July 22, 1966, in Frederick, Maryland. He owned and operated Cooley's Welding for many years until his illness.
He is survived by his father and mother, Jack and Kitty Cooley, his sons Douglas Ward Cooley, Jr. and Jacob Carson Cooley, his sister and brother-in-law Lisa and Luke Fedders, his niece and nephew Megan and Zack Fedders and his special Aunt Connie Scoggins.
Honoring Doug's wishes the family will be holding a private service.
If so desired, memorial contributions can be made to the Barnesville Baptist Church, 17917 Barnesville Rd. / P.O. Box 69, Barnesville, MD 20838.

 

 

 

Janie "Jane" L. Munday

Janie "Jane" Laverne Munday from Myrtle Beach, SC, went to be with the Lord on Friday, February 12, 2016.
She is survived by her loving husband, Stanley W. Munday Sr.
Jane was the beloved daughter of the late Irvin and Dorothy Turner of Poolesville, MD.
Born on August 16, 1951, Jane was an active member in her church and community. Surviving in addition to her husband are a daughter, Randy Lefever of West Virginia; a son, Keith Lefever of South Carolina; a sister Kathy Allenbaugh-Richards and husband of Virginia; step-sons: Stanley W. Munday Jr. and wife Cathleen Munday of Maryland, Richard W. Munday Sr. of Maryland; as well as several grandchildren.
Graveside services will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, February 20, at Darnestown Presbyterian Church, 15120 Turkey Foot Road, Darnestown, MD. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to a charity of the donor's choosing.

 

 

 

 

Catherine E. Poss

Catherine Enders Poss, 53, of Poolesville, MD, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, February 11, 2016.
Cathy was born on January 20, 1963, in Winfield, Illinois. She was the 11th of 14 children of Robert and Joan (Fischer) Enders.
She was a 1981 graduate of West Chicago High School, West Chicago, Illinois. She attended the College of DuPage in Illinois and Montgomery College in Maryland and earned an AA degree.
She met her future husband Gregg Poss of Aurora in 1981 on a blind date. They were married October 30, 1982, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Winfield, Illinois, in a ceremony that was officiated by her uncle Father Hilary Fischer, and made their first home in Paris, France.
Together they raised three children: Jacob, Katelyn, and Lindsay. She loved traveling; and job opportunities took them to California, Arizona, Illinois, and finally Poolesville, Maryland, where they called home for the past 23 years.
Her passions in life were horticulture and antiquing. She enjoyed nothing more than having her own business which involved finding furniture and knick-knacks and the like and repurposing and selling them in her shop "Vintage Finds" in Lucketts, Virginia. Cathy was a loving and devoted wife and mother and took great joy in her children and her grandson. She was a confidant and friend to many, and her grace and courage is an inspiration to us all.
She leaves behind her husband Gregg, their children and their families: Jacob, Lyanne, and grandson Lukas Poss of California; Katelyn and Cory Poss-Bryant of Maryland; and Lindsay Poss of Maryland. She also is survived by her mother Joan Fischer Enders and sisters and brothers: Cindy Rentchler, Bruce (Cory), Ron (Kathleen), Keith, Jeff, Denise Harris, Chris (Colette), Bob, Donna (Todd) Weimer, and Mark; a brother-in-law "Rocky" Rockafellow; and several nieces and nephews.
Cathy was preceded in death by her father Robert Enders; two sisters, Debbie Enders Rockafellow and Connie Risch; one brother, Jerry Enders; and her brother-in-law Rodger Harris.
The family will be receiving friends on Saturday February 20 from 3-6 PM at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd. (Rt. 109), Barnesville, MD (hiltonfh.com). Prayers will be said at 5 PM.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Camp Kesem, a nationwide charity that helps children through their parent's cancer and where her daughter Lindsay is a camp counselor: Donate here.

 

 

 

Margaret N. Hayden

Margaret "Peggy" N. Hayden, 93, passed away peacefully on February 6, 2016 in Germantown, MD. Born Margaret Emma Marie Nelson on February 1, 1923 in Oneonta, New York, she was the daughter of the late Anton and Emma Nelson.
Peggy grew up on a farm in Laurens, NY and was the oldest of 11 children. She graduated from Oneonta State Teachers College and did graduate work at Syracuse University. On December 28, 1946 she married Francis Robert Hayden. He predeceased her in 2004. Eventually they settled in Fairmount, NY. Peggy taught kindergarten for 33 years with most of those being in the West Genesee School District. She was selected "District Teacher of the Year" in 1970. After retiring in 1980, Peggy and Francis moved to Ocala, FL. They became members of St. Matthew's Lutheran Church in Ocala where Peggy was an active volunteer for 30 years.
Surviving are her children, Ronald of New York, Gail of Germantown, MD, Joyce of Shutesbury, MA and Michael of Montague, MA; three granddaughters, Erin, Chloe, and Mahri; three sisters, Virginia, Agnes, and Ruth; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins that Peggy loved dearly.
Peggy was preceded in death by two sons, Gerald in 1957 and Stephen in 2008; six brothers, Jim, Robert, Leonard, Calvin, John, and Art and one sister Laura.
Inurnment will take place in the Laurens Village Cemetery in May.

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Owen B. Laug

Owen Brede Laug died January 27, 2016 at his home in Barnesville, MD. Born June 16, 1937 in Washington D.C., he was a long time resident of Montgomery County, Maryland, first living in Rockville and then moving his family to Barnesville in 1975. He attended the University of Maryland at College Park where he was part of the Gymkana gymnastic troop and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering upon graduation in 1959. He interned at NBS, now the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), during his college years and upon graduation continued employment at NIST from 1959 through September of 2015 as an Electrical Engineer in the Engineering Electronics Department. During his successful career with NIST, he was responsible for developing four (4) U.S. Patents and his accomplishments made significant enhancements within the industry of Electronic Engineering. In his free time, he was an avid tennis player, enjoyed gardening, cruising the world, ball room dancing and was a dedicated member of the Monocacy Lions Club.
Owen is survived by his wife Bette B. Laug, sister Ruth P. Laug, daughter Cynthia J. Coon & husband Dan, son Eric C. Laug & wife Lena, son Brian D. Laug & wife Evie and 6 grandchildren, Danielle & Bradley Coon, Julia & Brede Laug and Eden & Tyler Laug.
Memorial services will be held at Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Road (Rt. 109), Barnesville, MD, on February 13, 2016 at 11:00am. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Arbor Day Foundation in memory of Owen Laug. http://shop.arborday.org/donate-general.aspx

 

 

 

Robert P. Nicholson

Robert P. Nicholson, 85, of Waynesboro, PA, formerly of Poolesville, MD, died on January 26, 2016 at the Quincy Retirement Center in Waynesboro.
He was the husband of the late Barbara Jean Nicholson.
Born on June 15, 1930 in Rockville, MD, he was the son of the late Hubert L. and Jeannette E. (Harmon) Nicholson.
Bob was a member of the National Builders Association, Odd Fellows and the Poolesville Chamber of Commerce.
Surviving are his children, Teresa Lee Barnard and husband Lowell of Charles Town, WV, Kate Jean Wagner of Brunswick, MD, Darlene Penny Hopkins and husband Hollis of Waynesboro, Jennifer Star Woodson of Unionbridge, MD; 11 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.
Bob was preceded in death by two brothers, Hubert Lee Nicholson, Jr. and Kenneth Blake Nicholson and two grandchildren, Lowell V. Barnard, III and Matthew Kristopher Phillips.
The family will receive friends on Friday January 29 from 1-3 and 6-8 PM at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd. (Rt. 109), Barnesville, MD (hiltonfh.com), where funeral services will be held at 11 AM on Saturday January 30.
Interment will be in Monocacy Cemetery at a later date.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Quincy Village of Waynesboro, PA (www.presbyterianseniorliving.org/quincy-village)

 

 

 

Harrison "Gene" E. Benson

Harrison "Gene" E. Benson, 88, of Frederick, MD, died on January 22, 2016.
Born on March 26, 1927 in Goshen, MD, he was the son of the late John E. and Margaret May (Redmond) Benson.
Gene was preceded in death by his former wife, Judith K. Benson.
He was an auto mechanic in the late 1940's and taught auto shop from 1970-1990 along with holding a Master Degree in Vocational Education.
Gene was an Assistant Scoutmaster, helped with Meals on Wheels, a member of the Coast Guard Auxiliary, founding member of the Gaithersburg Jaycees and member of the American Legion.
Surviving are two sons, Thomas Benson and wife Ruth Ann, Michael Benson and wife Deborah; 5 grandchildren, Andrew, Jamie, Christina, James, Anna and two great grandchildren, Wyatt and Kaitlyn.
Gene was preceded in death by one son, Douglas Benson, one brother, Roy Benson and one sister, Helen Esworthy.
The family will receive friends on Monday February 1 from 6-8 PM at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd. (Rt. 109), Barnesville, MD (hiltonfh.com).
Graveside services will be held at 11 AM on Tuesday February 2, at Parklawn Memorial Gardens, 12800 Veirs Mill Rd., Rockville, MD.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital (stjude.org)

 

 

 

Howard C. Roberts

Howard C. Roberts, 88 of Mt Airy, MD, formerly of Lancaster, PA and Darnestown, MD, went to be with our heavenly father on Tuesday January 19, 2016
Born on February 7, 1927, in Bethesda, MD he was the son of the late Charles W. and Beulah E. (Carter) Roberts.
He was preceded in death by one sister, Virginia Boyer and one brother, Charles U. Roberts.
He was the loving husband of Sally Roberts since 1946. He is also survived by his three children Howard Dennis "Denny" Roberts of Mt. Airy, MD, Tanya Sue Gourley of Frederick, MD and Charles Timothy "Tim" Roberts of Mt Airy, MD: five grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
Howard was a member of the Lancaster Woodcarvers and longtime employee of National Geographic. Howard proudly served his country in the United States Navy. Graveside services will be held at 11 AM on Friday January 29th at the Darnestown Presbyterain Church Cemetery, 15120 Turkey Foot Rd., Gaithersburg, MD. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Dove House, Carroll Hospice, 292 Stoner Ave., Westminster, MD 21157.

 

 

Marguerite Anne Campbell Showers "Peg"

Peg Showers, 85, formerly of Poolesville, MD, died peacefully in her home in Rockville, MD, on January 8, 2016.
Peg, the wife of the late Frank B. Showers, was born on February 19, 1930, in Shamokin, PA. She was the daughter of the late John and Marguerite Campbell.
Peg was retired from the Federal Government. She was a leader in several organizations including Women's Club of Upper Montgomery County, St. Mary's Church Choir and Sodality, a member of Falls Road Early Birdies, Mary of Nazareth Catholic School Board, Our Lady of Presentation choir, Beta Sigma Phi, local Board of Elections, and several bridge groups. She was an active volunteer in many civic and school organizations throughout her life.
Surviving are her children, Mike (Wendy) Showers, David (Michelle) Showers, Lou Ann Showers, Maggie (Dave) Newcomer, Kellie (Larry) Gallahan; grandchildren, Michael, Kadie (Aaron), Heather (Sean), Jamie (Joyce), Brandon, Erin (Don), Melanie (Kevin), Patrick, Kailee, Tessa, LJ; great grandchildren, AJ, Kyra, Ava, Harlee, Emmie, and Grace; sister-in-law, Rose Campbell, and many beloved nieces and nephews.
Peg was preceded in death by her brother, Jack Campbell, and sister-in-law, Ann Chambers.
The family will be receiving friends on Tuesday, January 12, from 6-8 PM at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd., Barnesville, MD (hiltonfh.com). A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 AM on Wednesday, January 13, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 18230 Barnesville Rd., Barnesville, MD. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Crohn's & Colitis Foundation, ccfa.org.

 

 

 

Aletha Louise Burress

Aletha "Lucy" Burress, 93, of Poolesville, MD, died on January 7, 2016 at the Shady Grove Adventist Hospital in Rockville, MD.
She was the wife of the late Robert H. Burress.
Born on June 19, 1922 in Bluefield, WV, she was the daughter of the late James Benjamin and Mary Alice (Looney) Carter.
Surviving are her children, Robert Burress, Jr., Jeanne Casamento and husband Frank, Michael Burress; one sister, Fran Hugueley; five grandchildren, Lara Fisher and husband David, Jami Casamento and wife Heather, Dana Casamento, Allison Burress and Kimberly Burress and five great grandchildren, Nic, Colin and Justin Fisher, Peyton and Bria Casamento.
Funeral services will be held at 11 AM on Thursday January 14 at the Memorial United Methodist Church, 17821 Elgin Road, P.O. Box 358, Poolesville, MD 20837.
Interment will be in Resthaven Memorial Gardens, Frederick, MD, following a reception at the church.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Memorial United Methodist Church.

 

 

 

Lorena Jane Tharp

Lorena Jane Tharp, 91, of Frederick, MD, died on December 28, 2015 at Edenton Assisted Living, Frederick.
She was the wife of the late Robert E. Tharp.
Born on October 10, 1924 in Denver, CO, she was the daughter of the late Vance and Lorena (Coons) Colemere.
Surviving are two daughters, Sandralee Taylor of Beallsville, MD, Sheryl Miller of Olney, MD, 3 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.
Family will be receiving friends on Saturday January 2, 2016 from 2-3pm with a short service following at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd. (Rt. 109), Barnesville, MD.

 

 

 

Thomas "Tom" H. Morgan, Sr.

Thomas "Tom" H. Morgan Sr. 78, of Germantown, MD died peacefully at Casey House in Derwood, MD on December 1, 2015.
He was born January 24, 1937, in Wilkes- Barre, PA to the Late Tucker, and Muriel (Pratt) Morgan.
He was preceded in death by a grandson James M. McCollum.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Eileen (Unger) Morgan; children, Robin Morgan of Westminster, MD, TJ Morgan of Frederick ,MD, Wendy Dean of Thurmont, MD and Penny Bland of Brunswick, MD; 7 Grandchildren, William Jr, Joseph, Cory, and Kyle Bland, TJ and Morgan Choporis, and Jen Tonon and six great grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 12 noon on December 12, 2015 at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Road (Rt. 109), Barnesville, MD. The family will be accepting friends one hour prior starting at 11 am.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the DC Area Weimaraner Rescue, 1477 Hillandale Rd, Front Royal, VA 22630


 

 

 

Laurence "Dick" E. Magruder

Laurence "Dick" E. Magruder, 84, of Frederick, MD, died peacefully at home on December 1, 2015.
He was the husband of 57 years of Janet (Broadhurst) Magruder.
Born on January 3, 1931 in Kensington, MD, he was the son of the late Laurence C. and Evelyn (Fox) Magruder.
Surviving besides his wife are his children, Eugene K. Magruder of Mt. Airy, MD, Laurence D. Magruder of Hedgesville, WV, Michael J. Magruder of Frederick; three grandchildren, Brittany, Keith and Allison and two great grandchildren.
Dick was preceded in death by one brother, Clarence L. Magruder and one sister, Elaine E. Jones.
A memorial service will be held at 11 AM on Thursday December 3 at the Barnesville Baptist Church, 17917 Barnesville Rd., Barnesville, MD.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Hospice of Frederick County, P.O. Box 1799, Frederick MD 21702 or the Barnesville Baptist Church, P.O. Box 69, Barnesville, MD 20838.

 

 

 

George Peter Ross Korzeniewski

George Peter Ross Korzeniewski, 19, of Boyds MD, died on November 30, 2015.
Born on August 16, 1996 in Rockville, MD, Ross was the son of George and Kathleen Korzeniewski
Surviving are 2 sisters, Emily and Anna and three brothers, Will, Ken and Brent.
Ross was preceded in death by one brother, Eric James.
The family will be receiving friends at 2:00-4:00 PM and 6:00-8:00 PM on Friday, December 4, 2015 at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd. (Rt. 109), Barnesville MD, 20838.
Interment will be on Saturday, December 5, 2015 at 2:00 PM at Boyds Presbyterian Church, 19901 White Ground Rd, Boyds, MD 20841.
There will be a memorial service to celebrate Ross's life Saturday, December 5, at 5:00 PM at Cedarbrook Community Church, 23700 Stringtown Rd, Clarksburg, MD 20871. In lieu of flowers, we ask that donations be made to Clarksburg Campus Life/Youth For Christ, P.O. Box 665, Claksburg, MD 20871 (301) 509-0155

 

 

 

Melissa M. Lankler

On November 26, 2015, Melissa MacDonald Lankler died at Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, D.C., surrounded by her family. She was 61 years old. She was born on July 30, 1954 to Alexander and Celeste Lankler. Missy enjoyed a childhood full of riding horses and playing with her younger sister Lesley. In between weekends of foxhunting, she earned her Bachelor of Arts in Art History at Washington College. She went on to wear a number of professional hats (none of which involved Art History). She took photographs for the Potomac Almanac and worked for the Georgetown Medical School. Later, she created, developed, and ran the Field of Dreams Therapeutic Riding Center for children with disabilities. Missy greatly enjoyed the time she spent as a member of the Potomac Hunt Club, the Monocacy Garden Club, and Boyds Presbyterian Church, as well as the time she spent with her beloved friends and many, many animals. There is no time she loved more than the time she spent as the mother to her daughter, Celeste. She is survived by her daughter, as well as her sister and brother-in-law, Lesley and Paul Dangerfield, and their daughter, Stratton. A private family service will be held to honor her life. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice.

 

 

 

Ray T. Douglas, Sr.

Ray T. Douglas, Sr., 80, of Poolesville, died on November 25, 2015.
He was the husband of Eleanor Douglas; father of Ray Jr., and Linda; brother of Linda Mills, Richie and Arthur Douglas; grandfather of 8 and great grandfather of 7.
He was preceded in death by one daughter, Kathleen.
Funeral services will be held at 11 AM on Saturday November 28 at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd. (Rt. 109), Barnesville, MD. The family will be receiving friends from 10 - 11 AM.
Interment with military honors will follow in Monocacy Cemetery, Beallsville, MD.

 

 

 

 

Valerie R. Helfman

Valerie Rose Kilian Helfman, 48, of Dickerson, MD, died on November 21, 2015 at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital in Rockville, MD.
She was the wife of Paul and mother of Nicholas James Kilian.
Born on May 1, 1967, in Papua New Guinea, Valerie was the daughter of Suzanne Elizabeth Kilian and the late Siegfried H. Kilian.
She is also survived by her brothers and sisters, Marilyn Fogg, Harry and Walter Kilian and family of Australia, Natasha Heming and family of Virginia, Bessie and Rosemarie Kilian, Siegfried Kilian, Jr. and Louisa Kilian all of Australia.
The family will be receiving friends on Tuesday, December 1, 2015 from 6 pm - 8 pm at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd. (Rt. 109), Barnesville, MD, where funeral services will be held at 11 AM, Wednesday December 2, 2015.
A cremation will follow the services.
In lieu of flowers, we would ask that you look at her business website that she was very passionate about www.lashkekeni.com.

 

 

 

Vivian I. Moore

Vivian I. Moore, 87, of Blackwater, VA and Brunswick, MD, died on November 10, 2015 at Glade Valley Center.
Born on January 30, 1928 in Jonesville, VA, she was the daughter of the late John and Mary (Allen) Fitts.
Surviving is one daughter, Connie Moore and husband Ralph of Brunswick; two sisters, Louise Dunn, Gladys Cody; one brother, Jack Fitts; grandchildren, Cindy DeFriece, Amy Lyles, Katie Stanton, Jimmy Ward, Jimmy Moore, Sheila Ward, Dale Moore, Linda Kulesza and Stacy Blanchard.
Vivian is also survived by numerous great grandchildren, great great grandchildren; daughter-in-law, Joan Moore and a special friend, Marlin Bowen.
She was preceded in death by five children, James, Larry and Harold Moore, Mary Ward, Betty Beasley and one grandson, Brian Ward.
The family will be receiving friends on Thursday, November 12 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 Friday November 13 at 11 AM.
Interment will follow in Boyds Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Boyds, MD.

 

 

 

 

Dorothy E. Roberts

Dorothy E. Roberts, 93, of Boyds, MD, died on Tuesday, November 3, 2015.
She was the wife of the late George L. Roberts who predeceased her in 1997.
Born on March 19, 1922 she was the daughter of the late William and Marie (Bennett) Nichols.
Dorothy was a member of the Germantown Baptist Church in Germantown, MD.
Surviving are her children, Judy Connelly and husband Ralph of Boyds, Rose Marie Gordon of Marion, VA, George Roberts, Jr. and wife Anna of Smithsburg, MD; grandchildren, Keith Connelly and wife Kathy of McConnellsburg, PA, Bruce Connelly and wife Beverly of Clarksburg, MD, Ronnie Gordon of Sugar Grove, PA, Rusty Gordon of Marion, VA, Rachel Enfield and husband "JR" of Kingsport, TN; one sister, Betty Stern of Hagerstown, MD; 12 great grandchildren and 5 great great grandchildren.
Dorothy was preceded in death by one granddaughter, Anita Roberts.
The family will be receiving friends on Sunday, November 8 from 3-5 PM at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd. (Rt. 109), Barnesville, MD, where funeral services will be held on Monday, November 9 at 11 AM.
Interment will follow in Darnestown Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Gaithersburg, MD.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Germantown Baptist Church, 17640 Riffleford Rd, Germantown, MD 20874.

 

 

 

John Michael Morton

John Michael Morton, 52, of Hagerstown, MD, died suddenly on October 26, 2015.
Born on November 23, 1962, he was the son of John B. and Carol (Fraley) Morton of Pittsville, MD.
Surviving besides his parents are two brothers, Steven B. Morton and wife Dawn, Eric W. Morton and wife Teri; one sister, Susan R. Paschal and nieces and nephews, William, Lorna, Austin, Bryce and Sydney Morton, Summer and Susanna Paschal.
The family will be receiving friends on Thursday October 29 from 5-8 pm at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd. (Rt. 109), Barnesville, MD (hiltonfh.com), where funeral services will be held on Friday October 30 at 11 am.
Interment will follow in Monocacy Cemetery, Beallsville, MD.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Mike's name to Middletown Primary School, 403 Franklin St., Middletown, MD 21769.

 

 

 

Suanne E. Demory

Suanne E. Demory, 71, of Poolesville, MD, died suddenly on Thursday October 22, 2015.
Born on January 23, 1944 in Poolesville, she was the daughter of the late Alvin and Elizabeth (Titus) Moore.
She is survived by one son, James R. Demory, II and wife Catherine of Damascus, MD; three brothers, Earl Moore and wife Suzie, George Moore and wife Fara, Ralph Moore and wife Connie; two sisters, Linda Moore, Christine Shelton and husband Mike; four grandchildren, Amanda, Noelle, Jim and Hannah Demory and special friend, Jimmy McGinley.
Sue dearly loved her grandchildren and the children on her bus.
She was preceded in death by one brother, Dean Moore.
The family will be receiving friends on Monday October 26 from 5-8pm at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd. (Rt. 109), Barnesville, MD (hiltonfh.com), where funeral services will be held on Tuesday October 27 at 11 am.
Interment will follow in Monocacy Cemetery, Beallsville, MD.

 

 

 

Arthur R. Tetlow, III

Arthur. R. Tetlow, III, 58, of Poolesville, MD, died peacefully at his residence on Wednesday October 21, 2015.
He was the loving husband of Jean Tetlow.
Born on May 4, 1957 in Olney, MD, he was the son of Nancy (Webb) Tetlow and the late Arthur R. Tetlow, Jr.
Artie was a man that lived for his family and loved the outdoors. This love was expressed through his devoted work at Beallsville Valley Farm.
Surviving besides his wife and mother are three children, Kristi Cox, Justin and Kirsten Tetlow all of Poolesville; two brothers, Gregory Tetlow and wife Pamela of Frederick, MD, Brian Tetlow and wife Samantha of Poolesville; three sisters, Carol Tetlow of Poolesville, Elizabeth Bower and husband Ronnie of Frederick, Kelly Tetlow of Frederick; ten grandchildren, Matthew, Meghan, Nicholas, Annie, Alyssa, Riley, Hailey, Angel, Logan, Lexi; one great grandchild, Brooklyn and numerous nieces and nephews.
Artie was preceded in death by one brother, David Tetlow and one sister-in-law, Jane Tetlow.
The family will be receiving friends on Sunday October 25 from 5-8 pm at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd. (Rt. 109), Barnesville, MD (hiltonfh.com), where funeral services will be held on Monday October 26 at 11 am.
Interment will follow in Monocacy Cemetery, Beallsville, MD.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to UMCVFD Ladies Auxiliary, P.O. Box 553, Poolesville, MD.

 

 

 

Philip C. Brunschwyler


On Saturday, October 17th, 2015, Philip Craig Brunschwyler died peacefully at home surrounded by family and a close friend. He died of congestive heart failure. Philip was born in Kingston, WV in 1929. He was the sixth child born to Margaret Wharton Ripley and John Paul Brunschwyler. He spent his grade school days in Welch, WV and attended Welch High School, where, in his senior year ran a recovered fumble for 96 yards to score the winning touchdown against Gary, the arch rival high school. He received his undergraduate degree from West Virginia University. In 1955 he earned his Medical Degree from University of Maryland. He served in the Army in Korea from 1956 to 1958. While an Army Captain stationed in La Rochelle, France, he met the love of his life Jacqueline Rouleau. They were married in Burlingame, California in 1960. They resided in Cheverly, Maryland. In 1966, they moved to Garrett Park, Maryland. Philip practiced as a Pediatrician for over 30 years working at Group Health Association and Kaiser Permanente. He was a well-respected practitioner and loved kids. Retirement was filled with traveling, woodworking, recorder playing, concert going, attending grandchildren's sporting events, sailing, and volunteering as both medical consultant and handyman. Philip was preceded in death by his wife Jacquie, his youngest son Conrad Philip Brunschwyler, his brothers John Paul, William, and Richard and sisters Margaret and Jane Anne. He is survived by sisters Judith Wharton Donakowski and husband Conrad in Michigan and Rosemary Brunschwyler Kenney in Pennsylvania, children Katherine Plaut (David), John Brunschwyler, Greta Brunschwyler (Ron Stoner), Lea Jessup (Bill), and Emily Horick (Brian), his grandchildren Matthew, Allison, Madeline and Daniel Plaut, Thomas and Caroline Brunschwyler, Craig and Rick Jessup, and Alex, Andrew, and Abby Horick, and many cousins, nieces and nephews. A funeral mass will be held on Saturday, November 14, 2015 at Holy Cross Church, 4900 Strathmore Avenue, Garrett Park at noon. Interment will take place at Parklawn Cemetery in Rockville following the mass. A reception will be held at the family home afterwards. Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Philip and Jacquie's son Conrad Brunschwyler to American Foundation for Suicide Prevention at ,AFSP.org, or 888-333-2377, ext. 2013, or AFSP; 120 Wall Street; 29th Floor; New York, NY 10005; Attn: Data Entry. The memorial fund is under "Brunschwyler".

 

 

 

James E. Boswell

James E. Boswell, 75, of Gaithersburg, MD died on October 15, 2015.
He was the loving husband of Geraldine E. Boswell.
Born on January 2, 1940 in Sandy Spring, MD, James was the son of the late Ray and Margaret (Elkins) Boswell.
Jimmy worked as a landscaper and for Safeway for many years.
Surviving besides his wife is one daughter, Kristin Boswell; two brothers, Charles Boswell and wife Norine, Larry Boswell and wife Kathleen; one beloved aunt, Mary Catherine Frye; two grandchildren, Quincy and Brianna Boswell-Rowe and many nieces and nephews.
The family will be receiving friends on Monday October 19 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd. (Rt. 109), Barnesville, MD, where funeral services will be held on Tuesday October 20 at 11:00 AM.
Interment will follow in Darnestown Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Darnestown, MD.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made in James' name to the National Museum of the American Indian

 

 

 

Peggy J. Kingsbury

Peggy J. Kingsbury, 81, of Dickerson, MD, died on Wednesday October 14, 2015.
She was the wife of the late Roland E. Kingsbury, Sr.
Born on January 30, 1934 in Boyds, MD, she was the daughter of the late Douglas and Emma (White) Horine.
Peggy was owner of Kingsbury's Orchard. She loved her farm, flowers and pets.
Surviving are her children, Susan Ketron and husband Larry of Union Bridge, MD and Roland E. Kingsbury, Jr. and wife Julie of Dickerson.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday October 19 at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd. (Rt. 109), Barnesville, MD (hiltonfh.com).
Interment following will be private.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Patty Pollatos Fund (www.ppfinc.org).

 

 

 

William A. Morrison, Jr.

William A. Morrison, Jr., 77, of Dickerson, MD went to be with the Lord on October 12, 2015. He was the beloved husband of Sharon L. Morrison his wife of 51 years. Born on September 4, 1938 in Bethesda, MD, he was the son of the late William A. and Margaret L. (Brown) Morrison, Sr.
William served his country in the United States Army and was a member of the Barnesville Baptist Church.
Surviving besides his wife is one son, William A. Morrison, III and wife Virginia; one brother, Robert A. Morrison and wife Patricia and one grandson, Christopher J. Dimig and wife Ashley.
He was preceded in death by one sister, Lois M. "Mitzi" Johnson and one brother, James W. Morrison.
The family will receive friends on Thursday October 15 from 6-8 PM at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd. (Rt. 109), Barnesville, MD where funeral services will be held on Friday October 16 at 1 PM.
Interment will follow in Darnestown Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Darnestown, MD.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Barnesville Baptist Church, P.O. Box 69, Barnesville, MD 20838.

 

 

 

Arthur "Buddy" M. Perry

Arthur M. Perry "Buddy," 68 of Martinsburg, WV died on Friday, September 25, 2015 from a long illness.
He was the husband of Phyllis L. Perry.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur B. Perry and Frances "Dolly" Perry, and his sisters Lois and Mona.
He is survived by one brother, Grant B. Perry of Gaithersburg, MD and three sons, Mark A. Perry of Martinsburg, West Virginia, Eric W. Perry and wife Amy Perry of Frederick, Maryland and Christopher S. Perry of Martinsburg, West Virginia, along with his Grandchildren, Sarah Perry, Emily Perry, Mackenzie Perry, Abigail Perry and Kyle Perry.
Arthur was born on June 28, 1947 in Lowell, Massachusetts. He was raised in Rockville, Maryland and graduated from Richard Montgomery High School in 1966. After high school, Arthur joined the United States Marine Corp where he served a 13 month tour in Vietnam. After his time in the Marine Corp, Arthur joined the DC Police Department from where he retired in 1992 after 21 years.
Arthur enjoyed playing golf and watching NASCAR and was an avid Red Sox fan. And said he could not die until the Red Sox won the World Series.
The family will receive friends on Thursday, October 1, 2015 from 5-8 pm with funeral services Friday, October 2, 2015 at 11:00 am at Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallesville Road, Barnesville, Maryland. Interment will follow at the Bush Creek Church of the Brethren Cemetery, 4821 Green Valley Road, Monrovia, Maryland. A reception will follow.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Berkeley County Humane Society, 554 Charles Town Road, Martinsburg, West Virginia 25405.

He will be missed!

 

 

 

William D. McDaniel

William D. McDaniel, 21, of Clarksburg, MD, on September 25, 2015.
He was the son of John and Maria (Flores) McDaniel.
Surviving is one brother, Anthony McDaniel of Clarksburg and his grandmother, Barbara Angello.
The family will be receiving friends on Tuesday September 29 from 7-9 PM at the Mother Seton Parish, 19951 Father Hurley Blvd, Germantown, MD 20874 where a Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday September 30 at 11 AM.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Wilson Parrot Foundation, 26613 Ridge Rd, Damascus, MD 20872.

 

 

 

Lewis C. Custer, Sr.

Lewis Clayton Custer Sr., 73, passed away on Tuesday, September 8, 2015 at his home in Thurmont, MD. Lewis was also known to many as Lew, Big Lew and Pap Pap.
Lew was born in Newton Falls, Ohio on July 18, 1942. He was one of 10 children born to Claire and Virginia Custer (Siblings: Virginia, Almeta, Tom, Jeannette, Rella, Jerry, Barb, Carol, and Pam). Lew met Linda Lee Winer in Silver Spring, MD and soon after married her on April 5, 1967. They have three children, Julie Giarratano (engaged to Steve Seger), Lewis Custer Jr. (engaged to Bridget Ryder), and Maureen Elder (married to Christopher Elder) as well as six grandchildren, Joy Moore (married to Sean Moore), Brianna Giarratano, Tyler Giarratano, Zack Elder, Ashlyn Custer, and Lindsy Custer. With such a large family, there are also many cousins, nieces, nephews and many friends.
Lew graduated from Windham High School in Ohio and shortly after moved to Maryland where he was employed in the automotive industry; he worked as a parts associate at Wilson Pontiac, Curtis Chevrolet, and King Pontiac and also worked at Selby's Market in Poolesville, MD. Anyone who knew Lew knew that he was an avid train fan, collector and model railroader. He loved all types of music, making friends, playing the guitar, watching old Gene Autry movies, and spending time with his family and his church family.
There will be a memorial service to celebrate Lew's life on Saturday, September 12, 2015 at 11:00am, officiated by Pastor William (Bill) Maisch, at Poolesville Memorial United Methodist Church (17821 Elgin Road, Poolesville, MD 20837 or via phone 301-349-2010). In lieu of flowers, Lew would be honored if donations were made towards the Pennsylvania Railroad T1 Steam Locomotive Trust (The T1 Trust, 3609 Gettysburg Place, Jefferson City, MO 65109 OR www.prrt1steamlocomotivetrust.org).
Lew taught endless compassion and love towards one another; he was a friend to all. He loved Jesus and was a man of God. The family would like to thank everyone for all the love and support during this difficult time.

 

 

 

Dorothy M. Fell

Dorothy M. Fell, 84, of Rockville, MD died on Sunday September 6, 2015.
She was the wife of the late Warner G. Fell.
Surviving is one son, Ricky Fell of Boyds, MD and three grandchildren, Jessie DePeel, Amy and Bryan Fell.
Dorothy was preceded in death by one brother, Harold Etzweiler.
The family will be receiving friends at 10 AM on Tuesday September 15 at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd. (Rt. 109), Barnesville, MD where funeral services will begin at 11 AM.
Interment will be in Cheltenham Veterans Cemetery, Cheltenham, MD.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Montgomery Hospice (montgomeryhospice.org)

 

 

 

 

Lawrence Robert Fox

Larry Fox, age 68, of Hyattsville, Maryland passed away on September 5, 2015. He is survived by his wife of forty-two years, Camy Clough, also of Hyattsville; his children, son Michael Fox of Washington D.C., and daughter Kate Fox and her husband Cory Cramer of Rhode Island; brother Richard and sister-in-law Terri Fox of North Carolina; sister- in-law Candice Clough of Germantown, Maryland, and brother-in-law Hale Clough of Tucson, Arizona. His loyal dog Morgan and African Grey parrot Gooberry also survive him.

Larry grew up in Langley Park, Maryland and attended High Point High School. He spent many happy days of his early childhood in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Washington, D.C. with his maternal grandparents, and had many lifelong friends from his home neighborhood.

Larry graduated from the University of Maryland College Park in 1970 with a B.A. in English and Secondary Education. It was at UMCP that he met his future wife, Camy Clough, spotting her across the undergraduate library construction site and flipping a coin with a friend to see who got to ask her out. In the 1970s Camy and Larry lived in a group house, aka the "Taylor Road" hippie commune, with their dear friends from college.

Larry loved poetry, literature, history, and the natural world. Larry and his friend Mel Raff were the editors of the literary magazine Aleph, a small quarterly that showcased the writing of Washington, D.C. area poets, published between 1975-1979. He contributed poetry to Aleph and continued to write and read widely throughout his life. Larry earned a Masters of Fine Arts degree in creative writing at the National Open University (1976). He later pursued doctoral studies in American Studies at the University of Maryland College Park, researching his dissertation on the Salem witchcraft trials and finishing ABD.

Larry committed himself to two loves while still in college: his wife, Camy, and books. He worked at the Maryland Book Exchange in College Park for many years, managing the Book Sales shop with his trusty dog Alfred by his side. After leaving academia, Larry moved on to a career in publishing that included marketing, international rights acquisition, project management, and e-commerce for textbooks with Prentice Hall and John Wiley, computer books with Ziff-Davis, and professional books with National Book Network, FDANews, and Aptara.

As befit a man of letters, Larry was a true polymath. His interests ran from bird watching to the newest gadgets to woodcarving to bicycling. He was fluent in "computer" before most of his peers, and could be counted on to explain any technology with patience and clarity.

Larry was a volunteer at the Amazonia exhibit at the National Zoo, and more recently a volunteer ESL teacher at the Washington English Center. He loved to talk to anyone and everyone.

Everything Larry loved came together on a family trip to Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands in 2007. The family explored the cities of Quito and Cuenca, crossing the Andes to explore the wildlife of the Amazon Basin, before journeying to the birthplace of evolutionary biology in the Galapagos Islands. The trip combined Larry's love of adventure, family, culture, and the natural world.

Larry's intellectual prowess was second only to his ability to form close friendships with colleagues, neighbors, and nearly anyone with whom he came in contact. The family is grateful for the many friends who visited and helped during Larry's illness.

A memorial service will be held on the afternoon of November 15th at the Audubon Naturalist Society in Bethesda, Maryland.

In lieu of flowers, contributions to support wetlands conservation may be made to the Friends of Jug Bay at www.friendsofjugbay.org P.O. Box 6218, Annapolis, MD 21404-0218 in memory of Larry Fox.

 

 

 

 

Gerard (Jerry) K. Mulgrew

Jerry Mulgrew was born May 24, 1947, in Brooklyn, New York to the late Rita and John Mulgrew. He departed this life on September 3, 2015 after unexpected complications of Pneumonia surgery. He was preceded by death by siblings: Edward Mulgrew. Surviving brothers are: Peter Mulgrew, and Sean Mulgrew.
He was united in Holy Matrimony to Yvonne Donati on June 18, 1983, for 32 blessed years, as their love was exclusive and strong for each other.
Jerry proudly served in the Vietnam War from 1966 - 1969 with the 1st Cavalry Division 30th Engineer Brigade United States Army.
He leaves to cherish his sweet memories of seven nieces and nephews: Kathy Price, Michael Mulgrew, Erin Mulgrew, Matthew Mulgrew, John Mulgrew, Jessica Mulgrew, Edward Woodward many grand nieces and nephews, brother and sister in laws, and a host of devoted friends and neighbors he loved dearly.
Memorial Service for Gerard (Jerry) Mulgrew will be held on Thursday, September 24, 2015 10:30 a.m. at the Church of the Redeemer, 19425 Woodfield Road, Gaithersburg, MD 20879.
It will be all about Jerry, his family, friends and neighbors he loved and cared for so much. Please feel free to bring your pictures and stories. It was a very colorful life for him to say the least.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Church of the Redeemer or a charity of your choice.

 

 

 

 

 


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