88, formerly of Port Orange, Florida, died at home in The Villages,
Florida, on Sunday, June 15.
Kesley Hobert (Bart) Green was born November 4, 1925, at Flat
Top Mountain, West Virginia, to Spencer and Bertha Wallace Green.
Bart graduated from Princeton High School, Princeton, W V.,
and served as a Radioman in the U.S. Navy during World War II.
After the war, he received a degree in Commerce from West Virginia
University in Morgantown and moved to Arlington, Va. Bart had
a 30-year career at the U.S. Department of Commerce, specializing
in maritime insurance. He traveled all over Europe for his job
and regularly attended NATO meetings in Brussels, Belgium, his
favorite city in Europe. He retired at age 55 as a Deputy Secretary
of Maritime Insurance.
In his younger years, Bart was a skilled Ballroom and Mambo
dancer and won several competitions in the Washington, D.C.
area. He was an excellent bowler and belonged to a variety of
leagues throughout his life. Bart loved history and visiting
historical sites in D. C. and on the east coast. He had a wry
sense of humor, always loved a good joke, and could entertain
friends and family for hours with his seemingly endless repertoire
of jokes and stories. Bart was a loving stepfather, uncle and
grandfather who doted on the children in his life. He was everyone's
favorite babysitter and often took nieces and nephews to college
basketball games, on road trips, and to visit West Virginia
to learn the family history. He was an avid regular at the Daytona
Kennel Club for over 30 years "playing the dogs" and
visiting with friends.
Bart and his wife, Marilyn, were married April 18, 1974, in
Arlington, Va, and he became stepfather to Brenda. They lived
for many years in Reston, Va, and in retirement relocated to
Port Orange, Florida, to be near his parents and care for them.
Bart is survived by his wife of 40 years, Marilyn; stepdaughter
Brenda Evans (Bob) and their sons, Benjamin and David of Ijamsvile,
Md; and several nieces and nephews: Karen Kagan and her son,
David Cornell, of Iowa; Brian and Donna Kagan, The Villages,
Fl, and their son, Christopher ; Ward and Linda Green of North
Carolina; Claire and David Brandon of, Va, and their daughter,
Jennifer (Andy) of Arkansas; and Randall Green of Illinois,
and his daughter, Marcie of Alabama.
Bart was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Chester
and Archie, and sisters Virgie and Irene.
A private memorial service will be held at the family's convenience
in West Virginia. Bart had requested that memorial gifts may
be directed to Greyhound
Pets of America/Daytona Beach Chapter.
Taylor, of Beallsville, died on June 7, 2014 at Casey House
Hospice in Rockville after a lengthy battle with cancer.
Born on November 7, 1954 in Baltimore, she was the daughter
of the late Richard Taylor, and Betty Alice Airy of Essex, Maryland.
Surviving besides her mother is her daughter, Harmony Little
and her husband Danny Little; grandson Austin Little, step-granddaughter
Savannah Little and step-grandson Ryan Little; sister Nancy
Taylor and brother Richard Taylor, Jr.; and special friend James
Caywood. And she leaves behind her beloved dog Ginger.
Betty was a wonderful mother, grandmother, and grandmother to
all children who lovingly called her "Miss Betty".
She enjoyed gardening, crafts, sewing, and reading.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, June 18 at 11 a.m.
at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Road, Barnesville,
Maryland. Friends and family are invited to a luncheon at Harmony
Little's home in Beallsville following inurnment at Monocacy
In lieu of flowers, please consider a gift of money to help
defray funeral expenses.
"Sal" J. Salpino
J. Salpino, 67, of Poolesville, died on June 5, 2014 at Suburban
Hospital in Bethesda.
He was the loving husband of Patty Salpino.
Born on October 1, 1946 in Altoona, PA, he was the son of the
late Anthony J. and Marie (Biel) Salpino.
Sal was involved in the American Legion and helped coach MSI
soccer, little league baseball and basketball.
Surviving besides his wife is one daughter, Erica M. Salpino;
one brother, Anthony J. Salpino, Jr. and numerous nieces and
He was preceded in death by one son, Christopher J. Salpino.
The family will be receiving friends on Friday June 13th from
1-3 and 6-8 pm at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville
Rd., Barnesville, MD where funeral services will be held on
Saturday June 14th at 11 am.
Flowers are welcome at the funeral home or donations may be
made to the Poplar Springs Animal Sanctuary http://www.animalsanctuary.org
Webb Ahearn, (76). On May 27, 2014, passed away at home in Dickerson,
surrounded by family. Beloved wife of Allen Ahearn for 55 years.
Loving mother of Beth Fisher (Martin), of Middletown; Sue Regan
(Ralph), of Smithsburg; Allen Ahearn, Jr. (Colleen), of Douglassville,
PA; and Dyanne Ryan (John), of Silver Spring.
Born in Virginia Beach June 26, 1937. Attended Northwestern
High School where she co-edited the school paper and worked
on the yearbooks and was a member of the Quill and Scroll Honor
Society. She attended the University of Maryland. Active member
in the 60's and 70's of St. Patrick's Church (Rockville) and
League of Women Voters. She coached girls CYO basketball (finals
once), and also coached for OBGC for many years. In 1976, co-founded
with Allen the Quill & Brush, a book-and-art store in Bethesda
until 1987, when the business moved to their home in Rockville.
A talented artist, she studied art at Maryland School of Art
and the Corcoran, and illustrated the covers for many early
Q&B catalogs. Co-author with Allen of seven books on book
collecting and rare book values; edited and published several
small-press literary editions and hundreds of Q&B collectible-book
Preceded in death by her parents, Guy and Fidelis McLaughlin
Webb; brothers John, Robert, and Richard. In addition to her
husband and children, she is survived by her brother Thomas
Webb (Betty), of Dickerson; thirteen grandchildren; and two
great-grandchildren. She will be remembered for her fun-loving
nature, quick wit, and love of a good story, whether or not
it was true.
A funeral service will be held on Saturday, May 31, at 11:00
am, at St. Mary's Church in Barnesville, MD. In lieu of flowers,
memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association
or to Hospice of Frederick County.
Robert Billek, Sr.
Robert Billek Sr., 54, of Harpers Ferry, WV, passed away unexpectedly
at his home on Friday, May 23, 2014. He was the husband of Janice
(Jerrell) Billek and the beloved son of Erika Billek-Tetlow
and the late William Billek. He was born in Wilkes-Barre, PA,
on April 17, 1960. That day will always be remembered fondly
by his mother, as it was Easter day, and the bells of the nearby
church tower rang out when Chris was born.
Chris always had the tenacious ability to succeed at anything
he put his mind to. He was proud to own and take care of his
beautiful home in Harpers Ferry and enjoyed working in the yard
and tinkering on home improvement projects in his garage.
In 2004, he became the owner of Spa Man Inc., where he had many
loyal customers that enjoyed his talents and called upon him
Chris is survived by son Christopher Jr., daughter-in-law Candice,
and granddaughter Paisley Billek, of Palm Coast, FL., older
brother William Billek and wife Carol, older sister Christina
Bliss, younger sisters Melissa Aiello and husband Richard, and
Andrea Arnold and husband Ray, as well as brother-in-law Jerry
Jerrell, sister-in-law Marsha Keeler, and numerous nieces and
nephews. He will also be missed by his faithful buddy, his dog
He was preceded in death by father William Billek, step-father
Arthur Tetlow and mother-in-law Linda Jerrell.
The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
on Friday, May 30, at Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville
Rd, Barnesville, MD 20838, where funeral services will be held
on Saturday, May 31, at 10:00 a.m. Internment will immediately
follow at Monocacy Cemetery in Beallsville.
S. Kolb peacefully passed away in the early morning hours of
May 24th, 2014 at Johns Hopkins
He was born in the small town of Souderton, PA which was no
match for his thirst of adventure. He joined the Navy at the
young age of 16 and traveled the world while serving our country.
He was quiet, but with a natural charm that was undeniable once
you got to meet him. He was kind, loving, and sensitive as much
as sensible, incredibly thoughtful, terribly funny and totally
honest, loved music and had a passion for life that was only
matched by his dreams.
He met his wife Monica while traveling through Cuzco in Peru.
They married in 1994 and after a few years of living in the
Pennsylvania area, moved to Poolesville which is where he called
home since 2001.
Together they had two children, Wyatt and Josie who will forever
remember him for his love and
guidance especially during the last years of his life.
He will be missed but forever loved and remembered in many hearts.
Please join us in the Celebration of his life and to wish him
farewell in his journey towards his heavenly home at the Hilton
Funeral Home on Friday May 30th at 12:00pm. A reception will
follow at the home of Eddie and Gilda Harris, 19109 Beallsville
Road, Beallsville, MD 20839.
Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to the Leukemia Lymphoma
In loving memory.
Walker, 69, of Poolesville, MD died on May 23, 2014.
He was the husband of Rosemary (Castellano) Walker.
Born on August 13, 1944 in Teaneck, NJ, he was the son of the
late Samuel C. and Helen (Maves) Walker.
Surviving besides his wife are four children, Michael, David
and Stefanie Walker, Leila Gale; two sisters, Mary Ellen and
Judith Walker and one granddaughter, Emily Gale.
Tom was a member of the Izaak Walton League.
The family will be receiving friends on Tuesday May 27 from
1-3 and 6-8 pm at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville
Rd., Barnesville, MD where funeral services will be held on
Wednesday May 28 at 2 pm.
Interment will follow in Monocacy Cemetery, Beallsville, MD.
Arens Jackson Wildman, died May 17, 2014 at the National Lutheran
Home in Rockville, MD.
Born on July 20, 1926 in Cincinnati, OH, she was the daughter
of the late Harold and Emily Huber Arens.
Shirley moved to the Washington area as a bride in 1946. Mrs.
Wildman was a resident of Germantown, MD for 35 years before
moving to Asbury Methodist village in 1998. She worked as an
accountant in the Gaithersburg, MD area for 30 years and retired
from J. Daniel Rawlings, CPA firm in 1985. She then helped launch
her sons' automotive repair business, Precision Auto Service
in Germantown, where she was Treasurer of the corporation before
retiring a second time.
She leaves behind her beloved son Mark A. Wildman and wife Mary
Siegfried, as well as Cornelius H. A. and Jackie Wildman, and
Andy and Robert Wildman all of Darnestown, MD.
She was preceded in death by her first husband Charles M. Jackson
and daughter Carol Ann Jackson.
The family will receive friends on Thursday May 22 from 6-8
pm at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd. (Rt. 109),
Barnesville, MD. 20838
Funeral services will be held at 11 am on Friday May 23 at the
Boyds Presbyterian Church, 19901 White Ground Road, Boyds, MD.
Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
Coleman, 86, director of Geosciences and Engineering in the
Office of Basic Energy Sciences in the Department of Energy
(DOE) between 1969 and 1994, died at home in his sleep on May
16, 2014. The cause of his death was Alzheimer's disease.
He was known in the Office of Basic Energy Sciences for a droll
sense of humor, thoughtfulness and a commitment to funding good
science. Before working at DOE, he was part of a team at Los
Alamos National Laboratory which developed a new procedure for
the preparation of a pure isotope of the element americium (isotope
V) as well as a useful process for the separation of americium
from another element, curium. He has authored multiple scholarly
articles and technical government reports. Mr. Coleman was born
in Cle Elum, Washington in 1928. He graduated from a small high
school in Palouse, Washington and served in the Army during
the Korean War. He obtained a degree with distinction from the
then state college of Washington. His doctorate from M.I.T.
was in physical chemistry. As a colleague wrote about him, "
I believe that the world of science is a better place because
you were a part of it." He was also a member of the Forestry
Board , the American Chestnut Foundation, the Montgomery County
Master Gardeners, Boyds Civic Association, Boyds Presbyterian
Church and the Sugarloaf Citizens Association. He was an active
Montgomery County, Maryland resident.
He is survived by his wife Peg Coleman; children, Susan Ewing,
Ann Stevenson, Sarah Bivins, Robert Bivins, Terry Hatch, David
Coleman; one sister, Annabelle Decker; 12 grandchildren and
8 great grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at Boyds Presbyterian Church
on June 7th at 2PM.
Whalen, 62, went to be with our Lord on May 15, 2014 at Montgomery
He was the husband of Denise Whalen.
Born in Olney, MD on January 10, 1952, he was the son of the
late Douglas D. Sr. and Dorothy M Whalen.
He is survived by siblings Peggy Clark (Gary), Helen Kaelin
(Norbie), Dorothy Snyder (John), Joyce McEflish (Jack), and
Dougie Whalen (Barbara); 3 step-sons, Brian Rectanus (Heather),
Michael Rectanus (Melissa), and John Rectanus (April); step-grandchildren
Lucian, Kelsey, Nate, Jessica, Jamison, Abby, Bryce and Andrew
A Memorial Celebration will be held at 2 pm on Thursday May
22, 2014 at the Winfield Bible Chapel, 5407 Woodbine Road, Woodbine,
In lieu of flowers please make donations to American Cancer
Stowers, 103, died on May 15, 2014 at Glade Valley Nursing Center.
She was the wife of the late Charles Wade Stowers, whom predeceased
her in August 1979.
Born in Park Mills, MD on August 27, 1910, she was the daughter
of the late William G. and Bettie (Harding) Warfield.
She is survived by 2 sons, Charles W. Stowers, Jr. and wife
Sandra of Austin, KY, Thomas W. Stowers and wife Joan of Adamstown,
MD; one brother, Warren Warfield of Dickerson, MD; two sisters,
Doris Hough and husband Jack of Comus, MD, Betty dunlap of Martinsburg,
WV; two grandsons, Thomas W. Stowers, Jr. and wife Kathy of
Jefferson, MD, step-grandson Jason Goldsbourogh and fiancé
Ashley of Clarksburg, MD; one great grandson, Wade Stowers of
Jefferson, MD; one step-great granddaughter Amy Buchanan and
husband Caleb of Essex, MD.
The family would like to especially thank the Glade Valley Nursing
Center's staff and nurses for their care and compassion for
The family will receive friends for 6-8 pm on Sunday May 18,
2014 at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd. (Rt.
109), Barnesville, MD where funeral services will be held on
Monday May 19 at 11 am.
Interment will follow in Monocacy Cemetery, Beallsville, MD.
The Rev. Timothy May will be officiating the service.
In lieu of flowers please make donations to Glade Valley Nursing
Center or Hospice of Frederick County.
Travis Weigner, peacefully passed away in his home surrounded
by family members on May 12, 2014, following a three-year battle
with Neuroblastoma - a childhood cancer. He was born at Fort
Belvoir, Virginia on April 29, 1990 to Timothy and Kimberly
Weigner. Born into a military family, Phillip was blessed with
the opportunity to travel and live in many places, but it was
Poolesville where the family ended up calling home. Growing
up, Phillip enjoyed life outside, to include snowboarding, hiking,
camping, outdoor photography, and driving his Jeep around the
surrounding counties. Phillip was active in Boy Scouts and attained
the rank of Eagle Scout. Phillip served in many leadership positions
(to include Senior Patrol Leader) within Troop 496 of Poolesville,
served as a camp counselor at Heritage Scout Reservation in
Pennsylvania, and participated in many high adventure treks
- including two crew treks at Philmont Scout Reservations and
one to the Adirondacks with many of his friends. His Eagle project
to the community was painting all the blue blaze markers on
the Blue Trail at Sugarloaf Mountain located in Upper Montgomery
County, Maryland. Phillip is a graduate of the Poolesville High
School Class of 2008. During Phillip's battle with cancer, he
was commonly seen wearing a Superman t-shirt, sweatshirt, or
knit cap. The image of the Red "S" represented the
superpowers of the love and support from within and his family,
friends and care staff of Johns Hopkins Children's Hospital.
Through his kind heart and endless compassion to others, Phillip
gave back to other kids being treated at Johns Hopkins Pediatric
Oncology by donating Superman t-shirts and sweaters to other
patients. He loved taking his favorite sour candies to the oncology
clinic for other kids to combat the foul taste of chemotherapy.
Phillip is survived by his father, Timothy; mother, Kimberly;
brother, Nicholas; grandmother, Anne Weigner; many cousins,
uncles and aunts; and his beloved pets. Phillip was preceded
in death by his grandfather Leon (Pops) Weigner, Uncle Jim Weigner,
Aunt Kimberly (Weigner) Dove, and grandma Hyson Sherer. A Celebration
of Life will be planned in his honor. In lieu of flowers, the
family asks that donations may be made either to the Children's
Neuroblastoma Cancer Foundation (CNCF), 360 W. Schick Rd., Suite
23, # 211, Bloomingdale, IL 60108; or through blood donation
to support the many children battling cancer who require blood
as part of their treatments.
Novotny, 48, died of heart complications, on Sunday, May 11,
2014 at York Hospital in PA. Her family and close friends were
with her at the time of her death. Laura was born on June 27,
1965 in Washington, D.C. She was the oldest child of Frank (Carol)
Thompson of PA and Janet (Mike) Bonner of NC. She was preceded
in death by her grandparents, most recently her maternal grandmother
who died two weeks before Laura's death. She is survived by
sons, Kai and Silas Novotny, and beloved friend, Tim Buttner,
all of Fairfield, PA. Also surviving are her sisters Kristin
Coposky of Point of Rocks, MD, Heather Russell of Baltimore,
MD, Christina Bonner of Frederick, MD, and her brothers, Jason
Thompson of Frederick, MD, Kent McBride of Morgantown, WV and
Patrick McBride of Edmond, OK. She was a special and much loved
aunt to Quay, Allison, Brianna, and Jessica Coposky, Cassidy
and Jenna Thompson, Sage and Zander vonMarko, Violet Russell,
and Adrian Smith, and a special friend to Laura Bannon and Tina
White. Her death leaves a hole in our hearts.
A memorial service will be held at Kemptown Park on Kemptown
Church Road near Damascus, MD on Monday, May 19 at 11:30 a.m.
A time of food and celebration of Laura's life will follow.
Please bring lawn chairs and a dish to share. Burial will be
In lieu of flowers, please consider a gift of money for a scholarship
fund for Kai and Silas Novotny. Checks may be sent to Janet
Bonner, 203 Gardner Point Drive, Stony Point, NC 28678.
"Kitty" L. Watson
"Kitty" Lorraine Watson, of Poolesville, MD, was called
to heaven to be with her daughter Priscilla, on May 4, 2014
at her home surrounded by family.
Born on August 22, 1956 in Takoma Park, MD, she was the daughter
of Ray Douglas, Sr. and Eleaner Douglas.
Surviving besides her parents is her loving husband Johnny Watson;
daughters Lydia Watson, Amanda Gaither; grandchildren, Austin,
Arianna, Payden and Bella.
She was a devoted wife, daughter, mother, grandmother, sister,
aunt and friend.
The family will greet friends from 11:00 AM - 12:00 noon on
Thursday May 8 at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville
Rd. (Rt. 109), Barnesville, MD, where funeral services will
be held at 12 noon.
Interment will follow the funeral service in Monocacy Cemetery,
Following the interment a reception will be held at 19816 Spurrier
Ave., Poolesville, MD.
Graves Kitterman of Germantown, MD went to be with her Lord
and Savior on Sunday, April 27, 2014 at her home surrounded
by family. Born on February 25, 1920 in Washington, D.C., she
was a daughter of the late Roy R Graves and Margaret Grace Smith
Graves. She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years,
John Wellington Kitterman and elder brother, Robert Graves.
Surviving are sisters, Margaret Pryor of Richmond, VA, Eleanor
Kitterman of Frederick, MD, and brother, Ralph Graves, of Visalia,
CA; daughters, Janet (Mike) Bonner of Stony Point, NC, Patty
(Richard) Charles of Statesville, NC, Judy (Daniel) Leaman of
Germantown, MD, and Linda Kitterman of Palisade, CO.; grandchildren,
Laura Novotny, Kristin Coposky, Jason Thompson, Heather (Daniel)
Russell, Chrissy Bonner, Jennifer (Brian) Czarniak, Amanda (Shawn)
Charles, and Julie (Matthew) Charles, and 20 great grandchildren.
She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She loved the
Lord, singing praises to Him - right up to the end.
The family will greet friends from 11:30 to 12:30 on Monday,
May 5 at Church of the Redeemer, south entrance, in Gaithersburg,
MD. A memorial service celebrating her life will be held at
the church immediately following the visitation. Burial will
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to Montgomery
Hospice at 1355 Piccard Drive, Rockville, MD 20850, Church of
the Redeemer, 19425 Woodfield Rd, Gaithersburg, MD or Good News
Jail and Prison Ministry, 1307 Seven Locks Rd, Rockville, MD
'Ron" W. Luther
W. Luther, 75, of Poolesville, died on April 26, 2014.
He was the loving husband of Margaret Ann Luther.
Born on April 6, 1939, in Scranton, PA, he was the son of the
late Willis and Emma R. (Jacob) Luther.
Ron was member of the Fourth Presbyterian Church, Bethesda,
MD, where he was a choir member for 36 yrs., church mentor for
engaged and seriously dating couples for 12 yrs., a volunteer
to WUMCO for 12 yrs. And a Red Cross volunteer for 25 yrs. He
served on the Board of Elections for the town of Poolesville
and in early 1971 started the first baseball team for 8yr olds
with the help of local business men, thus naming the team the
Ron served his country in the United States Air Force.
Surviving besides his wife is one son, Charles Allen Luther
(Brenda) of Dallas, GA; two daughters, Susan Diane Stackhouse
(Mark) of Ball Ground, GA, Rebecca Ann Mason (Troy) of Germantown,
MD; six grandchildren, Corbin Luther, Sami Stackhouse, Brooks
Luther, Bret Luther, Trey Mason and Trent Mason.
The family will be receiving friends on Wednesday April 30 from
3-8 PM at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd. (Rt.
109), Barnesville, MD.
Funeral services will be held at 11 AM on Thursday May 1 at
the Fourth Presbyterian Church, 5500 River Rd., Bethesda, MD
Interment following the funeral service is private.
In lieu of flowers the family suggest donations be made in Ron's
name to WUMCO, P.O. Box 247, Poolesville, MD 20837.
"Bill" R. Poole, Sr.
"Bill" R. Poole, Sr., 80, of Poolesville, MD died
on April 25, 2014.
He was the husband of the late Jane C. (Burdette) Poole.
Born on December 12, 1933 in Poolesville, he was the son of
the late Francis M. and M. Virginia (Young) Poole.
Bill proudly served in the US Army from 1951-1953 attaining
the rank of Staff Sergeant, was former Grand Noble of the International
Order of Odd Fellows #97, former Commander of the American Legion
Post 247 and former President of the Clark Griffith Little League.
Surviving are three sons, Joseph K. Poole of Poolesville, Ronald
C. Poole and wife Karen of Frederick, MD, William R. Poole and
wife Leslee of Damascus, MD; one sister, Mary F. Woodfield of
Rockville, MD; one brother, Lenwood H. Poole of Georgia; four
grandchildren, Shannon Adams, Katharine Spain, Kara Poole and
Bill was preceded in death by two brothers, Charles L. Poole,
Francis R. Poole and one sister, Anna M. Poole.
The family will be receiving friends on Tuesday April 29 from
1-3 and 6-8 PM at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville
Rd. (Rt. 109), Barnesville, MD.
Funeral services will be held at 11 AM on Wednesday April 30
at the Memorial United Methodist Church, 17821 Elgin Rd., Poolesville.
Interment will follow in Neelsville Presbyterian Church Cemetery,
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Heart
or America Cancer Society (cancer.org).
C. Pike, 83, of Washington, DC, died on April 25, 2014.
Jett, 87, of Olney, MD died on April 11, 2014.
She was the wife of the late Vernon L. Jett.
Born on February 26, 1927 in Altoona, PA, she was the daughter
of the late Roy and Viola Irvin.
Surviving is one son, Rodney Jett and 3 grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one daughter, Sheila Koval and
one sister, Evelyn Blakeley.
There are no services scheduled at this time.
"Jenny" U. Santucci, 91, of Poolesville, MD, peacefully
passed away at home on April 9, 2014. Daughter of Manuel and
Elizabeth (Parsley) DeMeza. Beloved mother of Daniel and Bryan
Santucci, Joyce McCartin, Arlene (Peg) Leonard, Jennine Cornell;
Sister of John DeMeza, Marguerite Smead; grandmother of 19 and
great grandmother of 23. Jenny was preceded in death by one
son, Gary Santucci, one Grand Daughter, Denise Leonard LeGrand
5 brothers and 1 sister.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 AM on Monday
April 14 at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 18230 Barnesville Rd.,
Inurnment will follow in the church cemetery.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Montgomery Hospice,
1355 Piccard Drive, Suite 100, Rockville, MD 20850 (www.montgomeryhospice.org)
William Joseph Roberts, of Poolesville, MD, passed away on April
2nd, following a long battle with brain cancer. He was born
in Washington, DC on January 8th, 1956 to Russell Roberts and
Dodie Roberts. He grew up the youngest of three brothers, often
working with them for his father on golf courses. He attended
Gaithersburg High School and received his BA from Allegheny
College in 1977 and his Juris Doctorate from Catholic University
in 1981. He married his high school sweetheart, Lisa Maria Engborg,
in 1977, and they lived together in Darnestown, MD, before moving
to Poolesville, where he built a home, in 1983. Bill (or Billy
Joe), as his friends called him, was an attorney by trade, and
a member of the American Bar Association since 1981. He formed
his own private practice in 1986 in Poolesville, so that he
was never far from home. Bill was also involved in the Barnesville
School community, where he served on the Board of Directors
and in 1987 received a Distinguished Service Award for his dedication.
He served as President of the Poolesville Area Chamber of Commerce
from 1990 to 1991 and was honored by the Council of Chambers
of Montgomery County in 1991 for outstanding contributions to
the business community of Poolesville. That same year he received
a governor's citation for impressive commitment to the people
of Montgomery County, contributing to a strong and productive
economic climate for Maryland, as demonstrated by his quality
business practices and record of caring and community service,
which earned him the respect of his peers and the public at
large. He represented the Sugarloaf Citizens Association and
the town of Barnesville for whom he fought valiantly in protecting
the integrity of the Montgomery County Agricultural Reserve
and preserving the beautiful landscape of Upper Western Montgomery
County. He represented the town of Washington Grove, which,
in 2011, recognized that without his "untiring efforts,
focus, and advice
the town would not have been able to
protect [their] historic nature." In addition to his work
for local municipalities, Bill served as Hearing Examiner for
the Montgomery County Board of Education for many years. In
2013, he received an AV Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell,
a testament to the fact that his peers ranked him at the highest
level of professional excellence. Above all else, Bill was a
loving husband and father, and took great pride in all that
he did. Never one to shy away from a challenge, he built his
family's home with his own two hands and was always striving
for improvement. An avid fan of the outdoors, nary a day went
by where he would not be seen mowing the grass, chopping firewood,
or finding a reason to get on a tractor to accomplish a chore.
He loved the Outer Banks of North Carolina where he and his
family shared many cherished memories. His work ethic was infectious,
inspiring all those with whom he interacted. Bill is survived
by his wife, Lisa; his daughter, Sarah; his son, William Jr.;
his two brothers, Jack (Joyce) and Jimmy (Donna); his brother-in-law
Rick (Becky), his three nieces Amy, Amanda, and Jessica, and
his two loyal golden retrievers, Kobe and Grace, all of whom
he loved dearly. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations
be made the to "Rhodes Runners for Life" team at the
Angels Among Us Walk to benefit the Preston Robert Tisch Brain
Tumor Center at Duke University (AngelsAmongUs)
A memorial service will be held to celebrate his life at 11:00
am on Saturday, April 12th, at Poolesville Presbyterian Church,
17800 Elgin Rd., Poolesville, MD.
"Dick" Morningstar, 82, of Poolesville, MD, died on
April 1, 2014. He was the husband of Nancy Morningstar. Dick
and Nancy were married in December, 1961 in Poolesville and
were married for 52 loving years.
Born on May 28, 1931 in Poolesville, MD, he was the son of the
late Murrel Jesse Morningstar and Emma Marie Julia (Reich) Morningstar.
Dick was the father of Julia Bellet and son-in-law Marc, of
Charlotte, NC, and Patrick Morningstar and daughter-in-law Karri,
of Poolesville, Md.; grandfather of Blair, Emma, and Samuel
Bellet, Kyle and Kaysie Morningstar. Brother to Dorothy Hightman
(deceased), Elizabeth Morningstar (deceased) and Gerald Morningstar,
sister-in-law Peggy, of Poolesville, MD. Dick was also uncle
to Bramwell Hightman (Stephanie) of Bethesda, MD and 7 additional
nieces and nephews.
Dick owned and operated Morningstar Welding from 1952 until
his son, Patrick, assumed management of the business in recent
years. Morningstar Welding has been a family owned business
operating in the same location of Poolesville, Maryland for
94 years. "The Shop", as it is locally known, is the
oldest continuously run business in the town of Poolesville.
Morningstar Welding was formally Morningstar Blacksmith Shop.
Dick's father, Murrel "Mike" Morningstar opened the
blacksmith shop at 17612 Elgin Road in 1920. The original building
was a weatherboard building later rebuilt in 1947 to a cinder
block building which is still in use today. Murrel was the town
smithy and mainly based his income on farrier services, wagon
and wagon wheel building. Murrel had a 9 foot square forge with
a hand blower that Dick would operate for him. Dick recalls
as a child having to stand on a box to crank it. Morningstar
Blacksmith Shop was an integral part of the Poolesville community
servicing the horses and farm equipment for many years. At Murrel's
failing health and eventual death, Dick transitioned the business
to meet the new needs of modern machinery.
Murrel discouraged Dick from entering the blacksmithing business
as it was a hard life and a dying industry becoming one for
horse racing and pleasure riders mainly. Dick saw an opportunity
in the welding business and his sister, Dorothy, bought him
his first welder in 1952. This welder and Murrel's anvil are
surviving family relics still on the shop property today. Dick
was self-taught and began primarily working on farm equipment
when it was suggested he take his business on the road and enter
the commercial construction business. With a name change to
Morningstar Welding, in 1960 he bought his first portable welder
and entered the lucrative world of erecting buildings and high
rises. He was known to travel as far as Ocean City, Maryland
but mainly worked within a one hundred mile radius of Poolesville.
Morningstar Welding participated in the building boom in the
Maryland, DC, and Northern Virginia region. He subcontracted
with the largest construction companies of the tri-state area.
Dick, however, never forgot the farmers and locals and always
made time to fix and repair the odds and ends that came into
the shop at all hours (undercharging many times, if at all).
Dick was a down to earth and humble man and a much loved member
of the Poolesville community as well as the construction community.
He always received respect and admiration from his peers as
well as his business acquaintances. Morningstar Welding did
experience growth, and Dick brought in employees, including
his son Patrick. He taught the trade, fair business ethics,
and the rewards of hard work to many local and not so local
boys. Dick, like his father, worked 10-12 hour days 6 days a
week for well over half a century, and recently enjoyed retirement
in sunny Florida. He handed the reins over to Patrick who continues
the family business tradition today.
A private family burial will take place on Wednesday, April,
9th. Following will be an Open House at The Shop to celebrate
Dick's life, 17612 Elgin Road, Poolesville, Md 20837 from 2:00pm
to 6:00pm. In lieu of flowers please send donations to Tidewell
Hospice, 5955 Rand Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34238 or a charity
of your choice.
Renee Kemp, 49, lost her battle with cancer and died peacefully
in her sleep Sunday, March 30, at her home in Poolesville. Born
February 21, 1965, in Cheyenne, WY, she was the third daughter
of the late George M. and JoAnn Kemp. Surviving are two children,
Cheyenne B. Wolitzky and Gage A. Wolitzky of Poolesville; five
siblings, Diane M. Stidham (Eddie), Brian L. Kemp (Robbin),
all of Poolesville; Karen L. Howell (Ralph, Jr.) of Dickerson,
Susan R. Kemp of Germantown, Stephanie A. Papa (Mike) of Oakland;
16 nieces and nephews: Patrick (Barbie), Melanie, Nicolas, and
Jonathan Stidham; Olivia, Colleen, Allison, and Garrett Howell;
Hailey, Kaitlyn, and Jackson Kemp; John, Caroline, and Isabella
Vissari; and Derek and Brandi Papaone; great niece: Annabelle
Stidham. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30
a.m., Friday, April 4, at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church,
18230 Barnesville Road, Barnesville MD. Celebratory luncheon
will take place at the church pavilion directly following the
mass. In lieu of flowers, donations are being accepted on behalf
of Sharon and her children at gofundme.com
Burriss, 53, of Boyds, MD died suddenly on March 28, 2014 at
She was the wife of Matthew W. Burriss.
Born on March 31, 1960 in Olney, MD, she was the daughter of
Charles J. Martin and the late Neula Bartee Covey and the granddaughter
of the late Bertha Bryte Bartee.
Surviving besides her husband and father are four children,
Paul D. Brown, Charles J. M. Burriss, Matthew W. Burriss, II,
Amanda (Peaches) Hagan; one sister, Resha Layman, one niece
Brooke Ariana Bryte Ahault and two grandchildren, Thomas Brown
and Lily Hagan.
The family will be receiving friends on Friday April 4 from
1-3 and 6-8 pm at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville
Rd. (Rt. 109), Barnesville, MD.
A memorial service will be held at 11 am on Saturday April 5
at the Barnesville Baptist Church, 17917 Barnesville Rd., Barnesville.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Hilton Funeral Home
to offset funeral expenses.
Taylor, 64, of Gaithersburg, MD, died at Casey House Hospice
on March 27, 2014 after a long and valiant battle with cancer.
Born on September 10, 1949 in Cheverly, MD, he was the son of
the late Harry Earl and Marguerite S. Taylor.
He is survived by his devoted husband, Kenneth R. Lewis, sisters
Martha Dzioba (Ed) of New Bern, NC and Nancy Bailey (Scott)
of Ft. Thomas, KY as well as five nieces and two nephews and
five great-nieces and six great-nephews.
A memorial service will be held at 3:00 pm Saturday, April 5,
2014 at Grace United Church of Christ, 25 East 2nd Street, Frederick,
In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Al's memory to Casey
Hospice House montgomeryhospice.org.
Martin, 87, of Comus, MD, died March 27, 2014 at her residence.
She was the loving wife of Oscar Clifton Martin.
Born on November 19, 1926 in Macon, GA, she was the daughter
of the late Harold and Ida (Sharp) Hilliard.
Surviving are her children, James Martin and Theresa Wohl both
of Clarksburg, MD, Lawrence Martin of CA and Stephen Martin
of Dickerson, MD.
She was also grandmother of eight and great grandmother of five.
There will be a private service and burial.
84, of Poolesville, MD, formerly of Wheaton, MD, died on March
She was the wife of the late Donald L. Hyre.
Born on June 22, 1929 in Detroit, MI, she was the daughter of
the late David and Blanche (Post) Lynch.
Louise was the mother of Donetta (Fred) Swick, Kathryn (David)
Swick; grandmother of Andrew (Christina) Swick, Kelly (Ted)
Gardiner, Katie (Brad) Henry, Allee Swick and great grandmother
of Madeline, Brady and Emelia Gardiner, Liliana, Rhett and Wyatt
The family will be receiving friends on Monday March 24 from
1-3 and 5-7 pm at the Memorial United Methodist Church, 17821
Elgin Road, Poolesville, with funeral services starting at 7
Interment will take place in Good Hope Masonic Cemetery, Good
Hope, WV on Tuesday March 25 at 3:30 pm.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Montgomery Hospice,
1355 Piccard Drive, Suite 100, Rockville, MD 20850 (www.montgomeryhospice.org)
was born Nov. 25, 1927 in Vienna, Austria; daughter of Josef
and Josefine Hochmeister Jansky, and sister of Josef Jansky.
Growing up in Wolkersdorf, Austria during World War II, Irma
came to the U.S. in 1950 as an au pair for a U.S. military family.
Here she met Edward B. Byrd of Dawsonville, MD. They married
in February of 1952 and Irma became a U.S. citizen in 1957.
The Byrds were married for 58 years until Ed's death in November
Irma was many things to many people and became widely known,
respected and loved in her community. Through the years, people
flocked to the Byrds' farm for Irma's warm hospitality, generosity
and loving nature. She was a true magnet and had legions of
devoted friends. While having no children of her own, Irma was
a second mom and grandmother to dozens of her lucky neighbors
and their children.
Irma was an active and giving member of the Darnestown Presbyterian
Church for more than 50 years, and contributed in countless
ways to the church and her community. Her husband Ed was a lifetime
farmer in the Dawsonville-Poolesville area of Montgomery County
where they raised Angus, wheat, corn and other crops on their
farm. Irma worked alongside Ed in every respect and would often
bottle-feed those calves born in the winter months, bringing
them into the basement and giving them her own special concoction
of whiskey and warm milk--which worked, she reported!
Irma's range of interests was wide--she enjoyed cooking, baking,
canning, gardening, sewing (especially for the church bazaars
and baby quilts for new family additions), quilting, and swimming
as well as reading and current events. She was swimming and
cooking up her infamous and delicious homemade rolls just a
week or so before her death. During her lifetime Irma also worked
as a bookkeeper for Calbiochem, a pharmaceutical company with
an office in Gaithersburg during the 70s and 80s.
But her true love was Ed and the many, many loyal and wonderful
friends she cultivated and cared for over the years. Hers is
a place in all hearts she touched that can never be filled.
Funeral services will be held at 11 am on Tuesday March 18 at
the Darnestown Presbyterian Church, 15120 Turkey Foot Road,
Gaithersburg, Maryland, with friends being received one hour
prior to the service.
Interment will follow on the family farm.
Hays Tolbert, 88, of Barnesville, MD died on February 17, 2014.
She was the wife of the late Air Force Retired Colonel Samuel
Harold Tolbert. Born on December 5, 1925 she was the daughter
of the late Frederick and Eleanor (Ray) Hays.
Former Mayor of Barnesville, MD for three decades and past President
of the Maryland Municipal League. Lib leaves a legacy of understanding
people, policies, and politics. She is survived by her children;
daughter Dr. Eleanor Lawrence and spouse Gary Mervak, sons Fred
Sprigg Hays Tolbert and spouse Nancy Tolbert, Richard Leonard
Tolbert, John Carlton Tolbert; grandchildren, Eryn Elizabeth
Tolbert, Sarah Mervak Olsen, David Mervak and great granddaughters
Alexa and Adriana Olsen.
Lib is also survived by her only sister, Mary White Lok and
spouse Fred, and her devoted and beloved care provider Malita
Family will be receiving friends on Friday February 28 from
1:00-4:00 pm and 6:00-8:00pm at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111
Beallsville Road (Rt. 109), Barnesville, MD).
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 am on Saturday
March 1 at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 18230 Barnesville Road,
Inurnment will follow in Monocacy Cemetery, Beallsville, MD.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to: CALMRA,
Inc. (a community based residential provider of homes and
services to adults with cognitive disabilities), 5020 Sunnyside
Avenue, Suite 206, Beltsville, MD 20705
Johns, 73, of Fairfield, PA, on February 12, 2014.
Husband of the late Patricia Shaw Johns, stepfather of Timothy
Shaw, Traci Gravely, Richard Shaw, grandfather of 7 and great
grandfather of 1.
The family will be receiving friends on Wednesday February 19
from 6-8 PM at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd.
(Rt. 109), Barnesville, MD (hiltonfh.com), where funeral services
will be held on Thursday February 20 at 11 am.
Interment will follow in Parklawn Cemetery, Rockville, MD.
W. Rachel, Sr.
Walter Rachel, Sr., 72, of Palmetto, FL, formerly of Dickerson,
MD passed away on February 12, 2014 at the home of his daughter
in Waynesboro, PA.
Born September 7, 1941 he was the husband of Sandra Jo Rachel
for 53 years. He was the son of the late Russell and Gladys
Rachel. He will be greatly missed by his dog Angel.
Besides his wife he is survived by 4 children Russell Rachel
Jr. (Christen), Lisa Rachel and fiancé Glen Shew, Michaelann
Day (Rick), Christopher Rachel and fiancé Karen Lemaster;
eleven grandchildren, David Pike, Charles Boxall, Jessica Rachel,
Courtney Rachel, James Boxall, Ricky Day Jr., Douglas Rachel,
Veronica Rachel, Olivia Shew, Micki Shew and R.T. Lemaster;
7 great grandchildren, Jayce, Lucas, C.J., Parker, Emma, Baily
and Bradon; 2 sisters, Anna Jane Poole of Frederick, MD and
Louise Bodmer of Ijamsville, MD and numerous nieces and nephews.
Russell retired from the National Institute of Health after
32 years of service. He worked part time for the Dickerson Market
and Selbys Market as a meat cutter. In Florida he had his own
lawn mowing business. In his spare time he loved hunting, fishing,
gardening, camping and spending time with family and friends.
We would like to thank his caregivers Ranetta, Debbie, Melissa,
Norma, Pat and Trudy of the Lutheran Home Care and Hospice.
A special thanks to the ladies of the Trinity Evangelical Lutheran
Church for our beautiful prayer shawls.
The family will be receiving friends on Monday, February 17,
from 6:00-8:00 PM at Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville
Rd, Barnesville, MD, where funeral services will be held on
Tuesday, February 18 at 2:00 PM.
In lieu of flowers contributions can be made the Lutheran Home
Care and Hospice, 2700 Luther Dr., Chambersburg, PA 17202 or
Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 240, Rouzerville,
Bliss, 87, of Poolesville, Maryland, passed away on February
11, 2014, at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital. Born in Washington
DC, he was the son of the late Francis O'Donovan Bliss and Dorothy
Cole Bliss. Bill served in the U.S. Navy, and was an active
member of the Upper Montgomery County Volunteer Fire Department
for almost 61 years. He owned and operated Poolesville Supply
Co., Inc. for 30 years, was a Nationwide Insurance agent and
served as president of Banner Glass Co., Inc.
Bill was a boating enthusiast and loved spending time fishing
and crabbing at his second home in Grasonville, MD. He spent
many years playing softball for the UMCVFD.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Francis O. Bliss, Jr.
Bill is survived by his wife of more than 62 years, Janet Painter
Bliss, and their four children, Robby Bliss (Theresa), Janell
Bliss, Bonnie Golian (Ed) and Julie Thomas, as well as eight
grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 2-5 pm on Sunday, February
16, 2014 at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd, Barnesville,
MD 20838. Funeral services will be held at 11am on Monday February
17, 2014, at Poolesville Memorial United Methodist Church, 17821
Elgin Road, Poolesville, MD 20837. Interment will follow at
Monocacy Cemetery, in Beallsville, MD.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Upper Montgomery
County Volunteer Fire Department Inc., 19801 Beallsville Rd.
Beallsville, MD 20839.
"Lewis" Brooks, Sr.
Brooks Sr., 74 of Poolesville, MD, peacefully passed away Tuesday,
February 11, 2014 surrounded and loved by his family. Born December
26, 1939, he was the son of the late James Evan and Anna Mary
He was preceded in death by his wife of 47 years, Becky Brooks,
son Jody Brooks, and two brothers Jimmy and Jack Brooks.
Surviving besides his girlfriend Janis Strippy are his children,
Bobby Brooks and wife, Debbie, Jeff Brooks and wife, Alice,
Darren Brooks and girlfriend Madison; eight grandchildren, Michael
Szalay-Brooks, Alexandra Szalay-Brooks, Christopher Szalay-Brooks,
Robert Brooks Ill, Ryan Brooks, Jared Brooks, Gabriella Brooks,
Zachary Brooks; one great granddaughter Zoey Sneed; two sisters
Helen Brooks and Joyce Nusbaum; and two brothers Donald and
Family will be receiving friends on Saturday, February 15, from
9:00-10:45 AM at the Memorial United Methodist Church, 17821
Elgin Rd, Poolesville. Funeral services to follow at 11:00 AM.
Internment in Monocacy Cemetery, Beallsville, MD.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior
Clark, 69, of Germantown, died on January 31, 2014.
He was the husband of Leslie Clark.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 am on
Thursday February 6 at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 18230 Barnesville
Rd., Barnesville, MD.
Interment will follow in Garrison Forest Veteran's Cemetery,
Owings Mills, MD.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Montgomery Hospice
Potter Anderson, 81, of Gaithersburg, MD, was born in Bethesda,
MD on May 27, 1932 and was called home to the arms of Jesus
on January 17, 2014 after a brief illness.
He was the son of the late Mary Potter Anderson, the first public
health nurse in Montgomery County and the late Otto Watson Anderson,
the first Montgomery County Farm Agent.
He graduated from Gaithersburg High School and later from the
University of Maryland. During his service in the Army, Bill
was stationed in Germany for 3 years. After an honorable discharge
in 1957 he began several entrepreneurships including Anderson
& Kelly, located in Boyds, MD. Bill ran for the Montgomery
County Council and the House of Delegates. As an active member
in the community, Bill participated in the Farmers Club, The
Farm Bureau, serving as president for 5 years, the Montgomery
County Agricultural Fair, the Monocacy Lion's Club, the Tax
Payers League and a former president of the Lion's Club Eye
Bank. He participated in many land use and agriculture committees
and served on several bank boards. He obtained his pilots license
around the age of 60 and enjoyed aviation.
He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 58 years, Sue
S. Anderson; his three children, Pamela and husband Ron Spadin
of Poolesville, MD and their son Gavin and his wife Kathryn,
daughter Mary Lu and husband Christopher Jones of Barnesville,
MD and their 4 children, Emily and her husband Andrew Cuga,
Marjory, Logan and Meredith, son Otto Anderson and his wife
Kristy of NC and their 3 children Ava, Sophia and Farrah.
Bill also leaves two sisters, Sally Hitchcock and husband Bill
and Grace Beacham and husband Bob.
The family will receive friends in honor of Bill's wonderful
life on Tuesday January 21, 2014 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at the
Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd. (Rt. 109) Barnesville
(hiltonfh.com). Funeral services will be held at 10:30 am on
Wednesday January 22, 2014 at St. Mary's Catholic Church 18230
Barnesville Rd., Barnesville. A reception will follow.
Internment will be private in Forest Oak Cemetery, Gaithersburg.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Bill's name to the
American Diabetes Association (diabetes.org).
Schultz, 88 of Poolesville, MD, died on January 11, 2014 at
Country Meadows Assisted Living in Frederick, MD.
She was the loving wife of Robert C. Schultz.
Born on October 29, 1925 in Washington, DC, she was the daughter
of the late Conway and Lelia (Dudley) Thomas.
Surviving besides her husband are her two daughters, Carla Schultz
Toomey, Jan D. Schultz (Aaron Dodek); two grandchildren, Matthew
John Toomey (Katie), Karen Toomey McCormack (Sean) and one great
granddaughter, Margaret Jean Toomey.
Jean was preceded in death by one brother, Raymond Thomas.
The family will be receiving friends on Thursday January 16
from 1-3 and 6-8 pm at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville
Rd., (Rt. 109), Barnesville, MD (hiltonfh.com).
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Country Meadows
Co Worker Foundation, 5955 Quinn Orchard Rd., Frederick, MD
21704 or the Montgomery County Humane Society.
Johnson Walker, Volunteer, Fundraiser, 93
was born in North Carolina, the daughter of Ben and Goldie Johnson.
Growing up on a large farm, she loved riding ponies and horses.
After graduating from high school, she went on to attend and
graduate from Syracuse University. There she pursued her passion
for fashion design. After graduation, became a buyer for B.
Altman's in Manhattan. It was in New York that she met her future
husband at an officer's club event at Delmonico's. After their
wedding at St. Patrick's cathedral, they lived in Lexington,
Kentucky and later moved to what would become her true home
- Washington, D.C. She greatly enjoyed taking part in the cultural
and social riches of this world capital. She was a founder and
president of the Opera Society of Washington's scholarship program.
She was an enthusiastic and active member of the Capital Speakers
Club. She became President and a passionate recruiter of new
members. The beneficiaries of her flare for organization and
fundraising also include the Salvation Army Women's Auxiliary
of Washington DC, where she created memorable events. She received
a Special Award as the Garden Party Chairman in 1975. By 1988,
she was presented with an Outstanding Service award during the
Auxiliary's 40th anniversary. She had a special place in her
heart for the needs of the children at the Salvation Army's
Camp Happyland. Her list of achievements is long. She was active
in the Women's Committee for the National Symphony Orchestra,
the Washington International Club. The National Debutante Cotillion.
She was a donor and supporter for the Children's Hospital of
Washington DC. She also volunteered for the Christ Child Society
of Washington DC. She was knighted to the Order of Saint Stanislaus,
titled: Dame Commander, and awarded the Silver Cross of Merit
for fundraising to help the St Stanislaus Priory of Maryland.
Her reach was far. She was commissioned a Kentucky Colonel by
the Governor of the Commonwealth of Kentucky for her many charitable
activities. And for her volunteer work, she was made an Honorary
Texas Citizen commissioned by The State of Texas. Prestigious
honors for a southern belle. Along with her gift for inspiring
others and organizing fabulous events, she enjoyed being a loving
wife to her husband, the late Vincent H. Walker and being a
mother and grandmother. She is survived by two daughters; Patricia
Armstrong and Johnnie Walker and three granddaughters, Jacqueline
Carina Onder, Margaret Walker Armstrong and Rebecca Margaret
Walker Armstrong. Her last years were spent in Metuchen, New
Jersey, near her family. Even in her later days she made those
around her laugh with her quick wit and courageous spirit. Now
she is home again, in Maryland, to rest by her husband, after
a rich, generous and joyful life. A Mass of Christian Burial
was celebrated on Thursday, January 16 at Our Lady of Mercy
Catholic Church. In her memory, gifts may be sent to ATTN: Cheryl
S. Lewis, The Salvation Army National Capital Area Command,
2626 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC, 20037 and to Our
Lady Of Mercy Church, 9200 Kentsdale Drive, Potomac, MD 20854.
Stickler, 48, of Germantown, died suddenly on Friday, January
3, 2014. Born on July 25, 1965 in Pottstown, PA, Todd was the
son of Ernie Stickler and Sharon Seese. He graduated in 1983
from Pottsgrove High School in Pottstown PA, and received a
B.S in Psychology from Eastern University and a M.Ed in Counseling
from West Chester University. Todd married Michele (DeJesus)
Stickler in May of 1997. He was the proud father of four children,
Nathan, Morgan, Devon and Autumn. Todd is survived by his three
sisters, Tracy (Mauger), Lisa (Pham), Cheryl (Crossett), and
two brothers, Brian and Scott. The family will be receiving
friends on Wednesday, January 8 from 5-8 pm at the Hilton Funeral
Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd. (Rt 109), Barnesville, MD. A service
will be held at 6:30 pm during the visitation. In lieu of flowers,
donations may be made to the family.
Hale, 90, of Germantown, MD, on Dec. 29, 2013.
He was the husband of the late Florence Kasaba Hale; father
of Cynthia Hale, Patricia Hale-Segura (Mike), James Hale Jr.
and Gloria Hale (Robert); brother of Clarence Hale (Renie) and
Mary Hale Pope; 4 grandchildren, Jon Elkaim (Erin), Jill Elkaim,
Andie Segura and Tristan Hale; one great grandchild Ethan Elkaim.
Proceeded in death by a daughter Olivia Elkaim(David), two sisters
Garnette Kiebler (Kelvin) and Maxine Edwards.
James was a member of the Iron Workers Union, Local #5, Washington
The family will be receiving friends on Thursday, Jan. 2, from
6-8 pm at Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd., Barnesville,
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 12:30 pm Friday
Jan. 3 at St. Frances Cabrini Church, 585 Mt. Olivet Rd, Carverton,
PA. Interment will follow in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Carverton,
Pecorino, 96, of Rockville, died on December 22, 2013 at Shady
Grove Adventist Hospital in Rockville.
She was preceded in death by her husband Joseph Pecorino in
Born on April 10, 1917 in Rochester, NY, she was the daughter
of the late Samuel and Josephine (Mauro) Catalano.
Surviving is her daughter, Lorraine Halsey of Germantown; one
sister, Rose Marie Oliveri, 4 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one son, Joseph Pecorino, 2 sisters
and 1 brother.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 AM on Tuesday
December 31 at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 18230 Barnesville
Rd., Barnesville, MD.
Interment will follow in Quantico National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Alzheimer's
E. Haley, 55, of Walkersville, MD, died suddenly on December
He was the son of Heather Haley Huff (Eskin) and the late John
F. Haley; father of Travis (Samantha), Danielle and Collin Haley;
step-father of Jeff, Jamie and Joey Sonnefeld; brother of Gina
Jones (Mike), Jeff, Jerry and John (Louis) Haley and grandfather
of Raelyn and Taylor.
Kennith is also survived by his former wives, Diane Haley Archer
and Lyndy Haley.
Funeral services will be held at 7 pm on Thursday December 26
at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd, Barnesville,
MD 20838 (hiltonfh.com). The family will be receiving friends
In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Kennith's name to
the Wounded Warrior Project (www.woundedwarriorproject.org).
Louise Burnette Collins, 81, died December 18, 2013, at Frederick
Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Collins was born Jan. 31, 1932, in Tarboro,
NC and graduated from East Carolina University. She spent her
past 46 years living in Darnestown, MD on Kirkhill Farm. Her
greatest joy in life was her family. She was an amazing mother
and grandmother. She is survived by her four sons, Henry, Paul,
James, and Mark; her three daughters-in-law, Kelly, Lisa, and
Michaelanne; her five grandchildren, Jessica, Emma, Christina,
Kyle, and Ryan, and her brother, Sonny Burnette of Fayetteville,
NC. Her husband, Bud Collins and her brother, Carl Burnette,
preceded Mrs. Collins in death. She will be laid to rest with
her husband at Arlington National Cemetery at a date to be determined.
Family will receive guests at a viewing at Hilton Funeral Home
on Friday, December 20th from 5-7 pm, 22111 Beallsville Rd,
Barnesville, MD 20838.
L. Williams, 88, of Magnolia, OH died on December 16, 2013 at
his daughter's house in Rockville, MD surrounded by family.
Charles was born on September 12, 1925 in Athens, Ohio to Harland
and Mary (Yokum) Williams.
After graduating from Glouster High School, he joined the Navy
to become a Corpsman and was stationed in Guam.
After returning from the Navy he moved to Canton, Ohio to start
his career at the Timken Co. as a Forger and retired 40 years
later in 1986.
Charles always called himself "Lucky Chuck" because
he met and fell in love with "Ginny," the love of
his life. They married and raised their family.
After becoming empty nesters they started their search for their
dream farm and found it in historical Magnolia, Ohio in 1974.
Along with working full time at Timken's, he farmed the land,
and raised Black Angus beef while living a happy life with Ginny.
"Lucky Chuck" lost his Ginny on October 5, 2000.
After his battle with Thyroid Cancer, we took our dad on many
wonderful trips and created many fond memories. Lucky Chuck
was the meaning of "TRUE GRIT" to all who knew him.
Charles was preceded in death by four children and two grandchildren.
Survivors are daughters Patricia Henry, Bonnie Henry, a son-in-law,
grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Burial will be at 11:45 A.M. on Saturday December 21, 2013 at
the North Lawn Mausoleum, Canton, Ohio.
We never say goodbye, we only say so long for now. We love you
Dad and thank you! Patty & Bonnie
the 13th, 2013, in Room 3413 at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda,
Maryland, Emory Francis Cameron, 81, went to his Heavenly Home
after a long illness. Emory was born on August 9, 1932 in Rileyville,
Virginia. He was the son of Solon B. and Anna Riley Cameron.
On June 11, 1955 he married Norma Jean Bumgardner, Rileyville,
VA. They were married for 58 years and he remains the love of
her life. Emory would have graduated with the class of 1952
from Luray High School, Luray, VA, but chose to join the US
Navy and finish his education there. He served four years of
active duty and four years of inactive duty, receiving an honorable
discharge in 1960. At the end of his military service, he worked
for a year with Peoples Life Insurance Company in Washington,
DC. He then went to work for W. S. Pratt, Inc an automotive
business. In 1959 he went to work for James Bell at Washington
Spring Works, eventually becoming sole owner. He sold Washington
Spring Works in 1982 and bought Cameron Liquors (t/a D&S
Liquors) on Rt 26 in Frederick, MD. He sold that and semi-retired
due to his health failing worked various odd jobs with friends.
He was an avid Redskins fan, no matter whether they were up
or down as well as NASCAR. He enjoyed teaching his kids to water
ski, even though he could not, loved hunting and tractor pulling
with his buddies, the late Charlie Hawkins and Eddy Dorsey.
In addition to his wife he is survived by three children, Luwana
Cameron, Laytonsville; Jeffrey Cameron and wife Jeannie, Frederick,
and Lorelei Irons and husband Eddie, Jr of Laytonsville. He
was blessed with four grandchildren, Candice and Joseph Cameron
of Gaithersburg and Cameron and Kathryn Irons of Laytonsville,.
He is also survived by one "adopted" daughter, Karin
Bacchus and two "adopted" grandchildren, Erich and
Sean of Germantown and one step-grandson, Ryan Davis. Also,
surviving is one sister, Louise Turner, and husband Page of
Stanley, VA. Besides his parents and in-laws (Ray L and Kathryn
Bumgardner) he was preceded in death by two sisters, Elizabeth
Mayes and Mildred Bailey. He leaves behind his best friends
Ralph and Bettie Holford and Paul and Darlene Smith. Memorial
services will be held at Gaithersburg Church of the Nazarene,
8921 Warfield Road, Gaithersburg, MD 20882 on Tuesday December
17, 2013 at 11 A.M. A luncheon will follow at the church. Inurnment
will take place at a later date in Beahm's Chapel Cemetery in
Luray, VA. In Lieu of flowers donations may be made to the following:
The American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454 Alexandria,
VA 22312 or Laytonsville Volunteer Fire Department 21400 Laytonsville
Rd, Gaithersburg, MD 20882.
Albert M. Garofalo
M. Garofalo, of Poolesville, MD on October 24, 2013.
The family will be receiving friends on Friday November 1 from
2-4 and 7-9 pm at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville
Rd. (Rt. 109), Barnesville. A Mass of Christian Burial will
be celebrated at 11 am on Saturday November 2 at Our Lady of
the Presentation Catholic Church, 17230 Tom Fox Ave., Poolesville,
Interment will take place on Monday November 4, 1 pm, at the
St. John Catholic Cemetery, Middle Village, NY.
Wolfrey, 81, of Poolesville, MD died on October 13, 2013.
He was the husband of Catherine E. Wolfrey of 58 years.
Born on March 29, 1932, he was the son of the late Bert and
John retired from the Montgomery County Board of Education,
where he was a painter and crew chief and supervised the painting
of many schools throughout the county. He enjoyed the friendship
of all his fellow workers. John was known as "Mr. Fixit".
He enjoyed plumbing, electrical, carpentry, auto repair and
lawn maintenance. He loved sports (Redskins and Orioles), animals
(his dogs Vaky and Shadie and cat Oliver) and music. John was
a self-taught musician and could play the guitar, organ and
John also served his country in the United States Army in the
Surviving besides his wife is his sister-in-law, Della Snodgrass,
nieces and nephews; Nancy Elkins, Billy Wolfrey, Alysha and
Sabrina Wolfrey, Bill McDonald, Marsha Meadows and Samatha McDonald.
John was preceded in death by four brothers, Reuben, Phillip,
William and Elberton; three nephews, Robert (Bobby), Steve and
David Wolfrey and two brother-in-laws, Marshall Woodard and
The family will be receiving friends on Thursday October 17
from 5-8 PM at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd.
(Rt. 109), Barnesville, MD (hiltonfh.com).
Interment will be private in Monocacy Cemetery, Beallsville,
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).
"Boo" D. Davis
(Boo) Daniel Painter Davis, wife of John W. Davis, Dickerson,
MD, died on Monday, September 30th at Homewood Retirement Community
in Frederick. Born October 8th, 1924, she was the daughter of
William and Elsie Lee Daniel, mother of Garland Edward Painter,
Jr., who predeceased her in 2000, and William Daniel Painter
of Laurel, MD, mother-in-law of Jacqueline Painter and Kathleen
Constable, grandmother of Susan Shealer, Danielle Painter and
John Constable and great-grandmother of Madelyn Shealer and
She was also predeceased by brothers William and Mansfield Daniel
and first husband Garland Edward Painter.
Boo graduated from Poolesville High School in 1942. She attended
secretarial night classes sponsored by the Montgomery County
Board of Education, worked in various offices at the Rockville
courthouse and at Farmers' Banking and Trust Co., also in Rockville.
Later, she went back to Poolesville High, where she retired
as secretary in 1981.
Boo had been active with the American Field Service, WMC UFD
auxiliary, Historic Medley District, Daniel/Jeffers Auxiliary,
and St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Poolesville. She volunteered
in the gift shops at Shady Grove Hospital and Asbury Retirement
and Nursing Home for many years.
Visitation with the family will be held at Hilton's Funeral
Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd. (Rt. 109), Barnesville, MD from
5-8PM on Thursday, October 3rd. Interment will be private.
A memorial celebration of Boo's life will be held at St. Peter's
Episcopal Church, 20100 Fisher Ave. Poolesville, MD, on Saturday,
October 19th at 11AM, reception to follow.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The St.
Peter's Episcopal Church Building Fund, PO Box 387, Poolesville,
MD 20837 or to a charity of your choice.
"Woody" F. Rupp
"Woody" F. Rupp passed away unexpectedly on Monday,
September 23rd at his home in Clarksburg, Maryland. He was a
devoted husband, loving father, supportive grandfather and loyal
He was born on November 23, 1927 in Saginaw, Michigan, Woody
was the son of the late Martin and Veronica (Reithmeier) Rupp.
He served in the Navy during WWII, and earned an undergraduate
degree from the University of Michigan and a graduate degree
from the University of Minnesota. He was a member of the Alpha
Tau Omega (ATO) fraternity. In his forty year career as a transportation
engineer and urban planner, he acted as city manager for several
towns, created road and city development projects throughout
the United States and the Middle and Far East, managed the Northeast
corridor rail improvement project, and helped engineer the Washington
Metro system. His work took him all over the world and he lived
for over two years in Tripoli, Libya. He retired as a Vice President
at De Leuw Cather, which became TRW.
For the last twenty years, he was a dedicated volunteer at the
Monocacy Lions Club and Damascus American Legion Post 171, and
enjoyed gardening and spending time with family.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 63 years, Marjorie Rupp;
his four daughters, Tammy Rupp, Terrill Rupp Doyle and husband
Mike, Toni McDermott and husband Geoffrey, Tracy Helwig and
husband Dan; six grandchildren, Christopher McDermott and wife
Georgia, Daniel McDermott, Patrick Doyle, John Doyle, Alyx Snyder,
Derek Helwig and wife Casey; and two great-grandchildren. Woody
was preceded in death by two brothers, Carl and Ralph Rupp.
A memorial service for family and friends will be held at the
Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd. (Rt. 109) in Barnesville,
Maryland at 11:00 AM on Saturday, September 28th, 2013.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Hyattstown Volunteer
25801 Frederick Road, Clarksburg, MD 20871
L. Selby, Jr.
Selby, Jr., 75, of Beallsville, MD, after a long battle with
cancer, died Saturday, September 14, 2013, surrounded and loved
by his family, at Frederick Memorial Hospital. He was married
to Betty Jean Wynne Selby for 54 years.
Born in Germantown, MD, September 6, 1938, he was the son of
the late Roy Linwood Selby, Sr. and Frances Leaman Selby. He
was preceded in death by his sister, Rebecca (Becky) Selby Brooks,
and his nephew, James (Jody) M. Brooks.
Roy graduated from Poolesville High School in 1956 and married
his high school sweetheart, Betty Jean, in 1959. He worked along
with his parents in the family-owned business, Selby's Market,
founded in 1946. He continued the tradition with his children
until it's closing in January 2012. After raising their children
in Poolesville, MD, they moved to Beallsville, MD in 1987.
He joined the Upper Montgomery County Volunteer Fire Department
at age 18, serving as a volunteer. He was elected to Treasurer
of the Corporation and served for many years, becoming a life
member. He served as Commissioner for the Town of Poolesville
from 1964-1976. As a member of the Mid- Atlantic Food Dealers'
Association, he held several offices, working up the ladder
until finally serving as Chairman in 1983. He was a member of
the Monocacy Lions Club, joining in 1984 and serving as King
Lion in 1988-89, receiving the highly honored Melvin Jones Fellow
Award in 2001.
Aside from the time dedicated to his life as a grocer, his free
time was filled by family and friends. Although not one to want
a birthday party, he loved having his grandchildren, surrounding
him and on his knees, helping to blow out his candles. Many
life-long friendships were built and maintained through his
love of golf that he shared with his wife. They were avid golfers
at Holly Hills Country Club in Ijamsville, MD.
Surviving besides his wife are his children, Roy (Lin) L. Selby,
III and wife, Leslie, Michael R. Selby and wife, Corrine, Bruce
E. Selby and wife, Amy, and Lisa W. Selby; seven grandchildren,
Darcy Matacio, Courtney Mora (Andy), Roy (Dru) Selby, IV, Charlotte
Selby, Addison Selby, Aubrey Selby, and Sean Selby; and numerous
nephews and a niece.
The family will receive friends, where he also attended church,
from 1 to 8 p.m. Thursday, September 19, at Poolesville Memorial
United Methodist Church, 17821 Elgin Rd, Poolesville, MD where
funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, September 20.
Internment will follow in Monocacy Cemetery, Beallsville.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Poolesville Memorial
United Methodist Church, where he attended, P.O. Box 358, Poolesville,
MD 20837 or Upper Montgomery County Volunteer Fire Department,
19801 Beallsville Rd, Beallsville, MD 20839.
Magee (88) died peacefully on September 14, 2013 at Kline Hospice
House in Mount Airy, Maryland. He was born September 27, 1924
in St. Louis, Missouri to Adlai Stevenson and Elizabeth (Hennessy)
Magee. Tom grew up in Bethesda, Maryland; attended St. Ann's
Academy in Washington, DC; and graduated from Bethesda-Chevy
Chase High School. Tom is an alumnus of the United States Merchant
Marine Academy and attended Georgetown University. He served
in the Merchant Marines in WWII and as a U.S. Naval Officer
during the Korean War. After the war, Tom worked primarily in
real estate and property management, retiring from the Brawner
Tom will be remembered as a natural raconteur with a sharp wit
and sense of humor. He loved sailing and the outdoors and was
an early advocate for wildlife and the environment. All who
knew him will remember him for his loyalty and generosity.
Over the years Tom participated in the Isaak Walton League of
America and in the restoration of the Project Liberty Ship S.
S. John W. Brown. He founded the Purple Martin Society of Frederick
Tom is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Jane Roberts
(Frier) Magee, and seven children: Henly Magee, Tricia [Bruce]
Werts, Mary Lynn [Victor] Wulc, Carol [Robert] Mull, Joseph
[Karen] Magee, Sarah [Joseph] Andrews and Elizabeth [Thomas]
Montebell; 19 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. In addition,
he leaves behind his sister Elizabeth Cloutier, brother Walter
Magee, and many cousins, nieces and nephews.
A memorial mass will be held at St. Mary's Church, 18230 Barnesville
Road, Barnesville, Maryland this Friday September 20, 2013 at
11:00 a.m. Internment at Arlington National Cemetery will take
place at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Purple Martin
Society of Frederick,
c/o Joe DiPietro, 1512 Miller Road, Westminster, MD 21158
E. Davidson, 87, of Dickerson, MD, passed away suddenly on September
13, 2013 at the Frederick Memorial Hospital, Frederick, MD.
She was the wife of the late John E. Davidson.
Born on February 7, 1926 in Virginia, she was the daughter of
the late Robert and Jennie (Anderson) Stephenson.
Surviving are her two sons, Ricky Davidson of Monrovia, MD,
Roy Davidson of Dickerson; five brothers, William, Robert "Buck",
Harry, James Edward and Howard Fowler; two sisters, Virginia
Gravely, Martha Reed; eight grandchildren and numerous great
Dorothy was preceded in death by one son, John E. Davidson,
Jr. and one daughter, Patricia Lenhart.
The family will be receiving friends on Tuesday September 17
from 6-8 pm at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd.
(Rt. 109), Barnesville, MD), where funeral services will be
held on Wednesday September 18 at 1 pm.
Interment will follow in Monocacy Cemetery, Beallsville, MD.
"Frank" C. Remsburg, 70, of Frederick, MD died on
Thursday September 12, 2013 at the Frederick Memorial Hospital,
He was the husband of 48 years of Nancy.
Born on June 21, 1943 in Poolesville, MD he was the son of the
late Joseph and Myrtle (Beall) Remsburg.
Frank worked for the Washington Post for 35 years as a newspaper
Surviving besides his wife are his children, Frank Remsburg,
Jr. and Virginia of Point of Rocks, MD, Larry Remsburg and Chawnee
of New Windsor, MD, Charles "Chuck" Remsburg and Jaime
of Smithsburg, MD, Teresa Feltner and Jason of Frederick, Barbara
Butt and Daryl of Monrovia; two brothers, Edward Remsburg of
Mechanicsville, MD, Fred Remsburg of Adamstown, MD; one sister,
Mary Phillips of Adamstown and ten grandchildren.
Frank was preceded in death by one brother, Roger Remsburg,
Sr. and one sister, Martha Remsburg. There
are currently no services planned.
Munday, 75, of Poolesville, MD, died on September 7, 2013, at
Shady Grove Adventist Hospital in Rockville, MD.
He was the husband of Alice (Carter) Munday.
Born on April 9, 1938, in Olney, MD, he was the son of the late
Turner and Lillie (Painter) Munday.
Surviving besides his wife Alice are three sons, Mark Munday,
of Poolesville, Greg Munday of Knoxville, MD, Ronnie Buffington
of Poolesville; three brothers, Charles Munday of Knoxville,
Donald and Stan Munday, both of South Carolina; nine grandchildren
and three great grandchildren.
Walter was preceded in death by one son, Robert.
The family will be receiving friends on Wednesday September
11 from 6-8 pm at Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd.,
Barnesville, MD (hiltonfh.com), where funeral services will
be held on Thursday September 12 at 11 am.
Interment will follow in Darnestown Presbyterian Church Cemetery,
Christopher Michael Roberts, 41, of Ijamsville, MD, died suddenly
Saturday August 24, 2013. He was the beloved son of David Stewart
Roberts of Hamilton, VA and Martha Carol Roberts of Ijamsville,
MD. Born on December 25, 1971, he was the best Christmas present
either parent ever received. He was very close to his brother
Andy and to Andy's fiancée, Samantha Howard, of Damascus,
MD. Chris earned a BS in engineering from VA Tech, and worked
for many years as a database programmer, but his true passions
were art and music. Countless drawings and paintings filled
his shelves and walls, and sketches and doodles abound in the
homes of his loved ones. He was also a talented musician and
played every stringed instrument he could get his hands on.
He had an incredible ability to compose and record amazing music
using only the simplest of tools. However, his most precious
gift was his huge heart. He worried about everyone's problems
and did his best to help both friend and stranger. He loved
all animals, but his dearest friend and shadow was his cat Delilah.
Chris is survived by many very dear aunts, uncles, and cousins,
and by his treasured friends whom he considered family. He will
be greatly missed by all. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m.
Thursday August 29, at Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville
Rd., Barnesville, MD. Mass and burial will be 11 a.m. Friday
August 30, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 18230 Barnesville
Rd., Barnesville, MD 20838. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions
may be made to Mission of Mercy, provider of health services
for those in need. Mission of Mercy, 22 S. Market St., Frederick,
MD 21701. www.amissionofmercy.org
Linthicum, 85, of Boyds, MD passed away on Saturday, August
24, 2013. He was a son of the late Charles G. and Ethel R. Linthicum.
John was a lifelong farmer. He was a former Montgomery County
4-H leader, Life Member of Montgomery Agricultural Center, past
member of U.S. Ayrshire Breeders and Maryland/Delaware Ayrshire
Breeders Associations, a member of MD & VA Milk Producers
Cooperative Association for over 50 years and an Honorary Life
Member Hyattstown Volunteer Fire Department. He was a member
of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Rockville, MD.
He was brother to Charles Linthicum, Sr. and uncle to Tom Linthicum
and wife Paula, Abbey Linthicum and Anna Linthicum of Laytonsville,
MD. The family is very thankful to special neighbor Nancy Hitchcock
and the wonderful healthcare providers.
The family will receive friends from 9:30a.m. to 10:00a.m. on
Wednesday, August 28, 2013 at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 18230
Barnesville Rd, Barnesville, MD where a funeral mass will be
held at 10:00a.m. Interment will follow at Monocacy Cemetery,
Pall bearers will be Jason Brake, Samuel Brake, Larry Dorsey,
Mark Eck, John King, and Jimmy Shelton.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in John's
memory to St. Mary's Catholic Church, Barnesville.
Eugene Yung-Tseng Hsu, 91, passed away peacefully on Wednesday,
August 14, 2013 surrounded by his children and loving family.
Mr. Hsu was born on March 27, 1921, in Heilungkiang, China.
He graduated with a B.S. degree in Political Science from the
National Northeastern University and a M.S. degree in Land Economics
from the China Research Institute. Mr. Hsu had a diverse professional
career, he taught Citizenship Education, Chinese and English
at various middle schools in Taiwan, he held positions at The
Chinese National Relief and Rehabilitation Administration, Shanghai-Tsingtao,
the Institute of Oceanography, Taiwan and The Ministry of Foreign
Affairs, Taiwan. He served as Secretary of the Chinese Delegation
at the 14th Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations.
Serving as a diplomat, Mr. Hsu was assigned to the Chinese Embassy
in Japan and the Chinese Embassy in the Philippines. He brought
his family to the United States when he was assigned as a diplomat
at the Chinese Embassy in Washington DC, where he remained until
his retirement in 1972. Mr. Hsu was preceded in death by his
first wife, Yung-Hwa Liu and his brother, Yung-An Hsu. In addition
to his wife Xiu Ru Cheng Hsu, he is survived by his seven children
and their spouses; Pichieh and David Molina of Boyds, MD, Pichun
and Frank Peppel of Smithsburg, MD, Piyao and Martin Hum of
North Potomac, MD, Pihsiou and Hal Crowe of Jekyll Island, GA,
John and Chris Hsu of Gaithersburg, MD, Pichen and Michael Lu
of Yellow Springs, MD and Sam and Santa Hsu of Frederick, MD.
Seven grandchildren; Yvonne Tucker, Jennifer Hum, Jessica Hum,
Scotty Crowe, Colleen Marchand, Christine Hsu, Michelle Lu,
Ricky Lu, Bryan Hsu, Samantha Hsu, Dakota Farr and four great
grandchildren. Graveside services were held on Friday August
16, 2013, at the St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Barnesville,
MD. Father Kevin P. O'Reilly officiated. A Memorial Mass was
celebrated on Saturday, August 17, 2013, at St. Mary's Church
& Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima, Barnesville, MD. Officiating
was Father Kevin P. O'Reilly.
"Rosie" A. Cabrera
"Rosie" A. Cabrera, 48, of Poolesville, MD passed
away peacefully after her 17 month battle with lung cancer on
August 11, 2013. Rosie was born in Frederick, MD on October
7, 1964 and was the oldest of 3 children. Rosie spent the majority
of her childhood growing up in Poolesville, MD where she met
and married her high school sweetheart, Jose Cabrera.
Rosie always wanted a large family so her and her husband spent
the next few years raising 5 children. Once her kids were in
school Rosie began the start of her career in Sales as an Account
Executive in the Mortgage Banking industry. During her tenure
at CitiMortgage she was often recognized with numerous achievement
awards for her outstanding performance as a top sales agent.
She won trips to Hawaii, Scottsdale, AZ, Florida and California.
Rosie spent the last 2 years working at Eagle bank where she
developed a very close relationship with her coworkers who were
extremely supportive during her battle with cancer.
Family was the most important thing in her life. She was a devoted
mother who supported her kids in anything they participated
in. She was at every basketball, football and cheerleading event.
One of the proudest moments in her life was the day she became
a grandmother. She committed her time to spend any chance she
could with creating memories with her two grandchildren. Rosie
loved to spend her free time gardening, going to yard sales
and flea markets, playing bingo at the local firehouse and spending
the summer weekends playing volleyball at her family's weekly
BBQ. She was an upbeat, positive, loving woman who will be deeply
missed every day.
She is survived by her husband Jose Cabrera; five children Jose
Cabrera, Jr. of Frederick, MD, Jenny Cabrera also of Frederick,
MD, Tabitha Cabrera Toema of Arlington, VA, J.J. Cabrera of
Germantown, MD, Christopher Cabrera of Germantown, MD; daughter
of Connie Jane Roberts of Poolesville, MD; sister of Lisa Seward
and George Seward and grandmother of Jose Cabrera, III and Kylie
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday August
17 at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd., (Rt. 109),
Barnesville, MD (hiltonfh.com).
In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Rosie's name to
Johns Hopkins University, C/O Marie Jo Corry, Johns Hopkins
Medicine, 100 N. Charles St. #223, Baltimore, MD 21201. Please
have gifts made payable to: Johns Hopkins University. Memo field:
in memory of Rosie Cabrera. To donate on-line click here.
On-Line donors will use the drop down to indicate the donation
is for the Dr. Kleinberg Research Fund.
N. Sweeny, beloved husband, father, grandfather and partner
to Jane Flood of Potomac, Md., passed away suddenly on Aug.
7, at the age of 82.
Dick was a graduate of Loyola Academy, Chicago, IL. He played
football throughout his high school years and was inducted into
Loyola's Athletic Hall of Fame in 2005. He continued playing
football at The College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA,
and was drafted by the New York Giants. Unfortunately, an injury
sustained during his final year in college, put an end to his
Dick graduated from Holy Cross in 1952 and married Martha Marie
Gagnon of Nashua, N.H, that same summer. They were married for
48 years until her death in October 2000. His only sister and
a daughter also passed away before him.
Dick attended business school at Boston College and spent a
long career working in National and International Marketing
Management. Richard enjoyed the company of others, good food,
travel, history, sailing and watching the game he excelled at
in his youth. Throughout his 82 years he bonded quickly with
people of many backgrounds. He always saw his glass at least
half full and found great enjoyment in every day.
The funeral service will commence at 11:00 a.m. Monday, August
19th in the chapel of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Georgetown,
and will be followed by a gathering of family and friends at
Victory Terrace in Potomac.
In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the HHT Foundation
International, Inc. P.O. Box 329, Monkton, MD 21111. (800-448-6389),
Larman, 60, of Boyds, MD, passed away peacefully on August 6,
2013 with family by his side.
He is survived by his mother, Edna Larman of Boyds; children,
Sonny Lee Betson, Inek Dove, Marian Larman, Jessica Larman;
8 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.
Graveside services were held on Friday August 9 at the Boyds
Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Boyds. Rev. Merritt Ednie officiated.
Yaworski, 58, of Poolesville, died on August 1, 2013 after a
decade long battle with cancer.
She is survived by her husband Mark Yaworski.
Born on November 10, 1954 in Washington, DC, she was the daughter
of A. Felder Phillips and the late Mary L. (Francis) Phillips.
Lynn retired from Montgomery County Government after 35 years
of service with Fire and Rescue, Department of Recreation and
Department of Public Works.
Also surviving are her children, Nicholas and Katrina, stepmother
Ann, brothers William Phillips and wife Kathy and Thomas Phillips
and wife Mary.
A memorial service to celebrate Lynn's life will be held at
11 AM on August 24th at St. Peter's Episcopal Church 20100 Fisher
Ave. in Poolesville, MD.
Robert T. Curtis
T. Curtis, 89, of Germantown, MD, on August 1, 2013.
He was the loving husband of the late Madeline Curtis who died
Surviving are his children, Sharon Curtis of AZ, Stephany Lund
of AZ, John Curtis of Baltimore, MD, William Curtis of Germantown,
MD, Mary DelGreco of CT; four grandchildren and a special friend
of 16 years, Edna Bennett of MI.
Bob was a graduate of West Point class of 1947 and served in
the Army until 1967.
A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 1 pm on Tuesday August
6 at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, 11701 Clopper Rd., Gaithersburg,
June Berg, 75, of Adamstown died July 29th at her residence.
She was the wife of the late Douglas Berg. She was the daughter
of the late Glenn and Marian T. Oversmith.
Surviving are three sons, Dennis Berg of Alexandria, VA, Daniel
Berg of Hagerstown, and Darryl Berg of Adamstown.
Surviving also are four grandchildren.
Mrs. Natalie Berg was a member of the Women's Club of Upper
Montgomery County and the Upper Montgomery County Volunteer
Fire Department Auxiliary.
The family will receive friends from 6-9 PM on Thursday August
1, 2013 at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd., Barnesville,
Interment will be held in Grand Rapids, Michigan later in the
Robert Morris, Sr.
Morris, Sr., born June 22, 1928, died July 24, 2013. A loving
husband and brother, adoring father and treasured papa. Survived
by wife of 48 years, Pamela C. Morris, sister Frances Young,
daughter Shauna Roberts, son John R. Morris Jr., daughter and
son-in-law Laura and Adam Friedman, grandchildren Logan and
Caitlin Roberts, Josie and Gracie Friedman. To honor his memory
and celebrate his life, the family will be holding an open house
at the home of Laura and Adam Friedman at 1013 Main Street,
Gaithersburg, MD 20878, Sunday July 28th, 1:00 - 4:00 pm.
"Jack" A. Betz
29, 1937 in Washington, DC died on July 14, 2013 at his Maryland
home with his family at his side. Jack leaves Carmen J. Betz,
loving wife of 48 years, and children Maria E. Betz and John
A. Betz, Jr.
Jack, son of the late Dr. Andrew J. and Elizabeth M. Betz, brother
of the late Thomas A. Betz, Andrew J. Betz and Rev James S.
Betz is survived by sister Ann M. McDowell and brother Paul
Family and friends are invited to attend Jack's memorial service
at St. Mary's located at 18230 Barnesville Road, Barnesville,
MD 20838 on Thursday at 10:30 a.m. A reception will immediately
follow the services. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be
made to Little Sisters of the Poor (202) 269 - 1831
Guthrie passed away peacefully at home July 13, 2013. She was
born in 1921 to the late Laurence Rawlins and Mary Tuthill Guthrie
in Miami, Oklahoma. They moved around in her early years as
her father became pastor of several churches and she became
big sister and mother's helper to her five younger siblings.
They later moved to Maryland and Rosemary graduated from Poolesville
High School. She put herself through college with scholarships
and graduated from University of Maryland in 1947 with a degree
After graduation she went to work for the United States Department
of Agriculture (USDA) and retired from there after 33 years.
In the early 1960's, she took a class in FORTRAN and became
a computer programmer for the USDA; compiling data for numerically
intensive research projects. During these years she founded
an Archery Club, took flying lessons at historic College Park
Airport, was a member of Eastern Star and volunteered at Berwyn
Presbyterian Church. She lovingly supported and cared for her
parents in the last years of their lives.
After retirement from the USDA; she traveled throughout Europe,
volunteered with Meals-On-Wheels and was a founding member of
a ladies golf club. Although she had many talented cats that
played Scrabble and crosswords, her beloved Rexie, a Bedlington
Terrier, was her favorite pet. She often said he was the star
of dog-training class and could tell time (always knowing when
it was 4:00 o'clock and time for their walk).
She is preceded in death by her parents and three brothers:
James Allen, David Veatch and William Robert Guthrie; and niece
Rebecca Lynn Guthrie. She leaves behind to cherish her memory
her sister, Elsie Olive Cobun, and brothers, Donald Francis
Guthrie (Janet) and Ronald Tuthill Guthrie (Leverne). She was
also the beloved "Aunt Rosemary" to her 10 nieces
and nephews, 10 grand-nieces and nephews and 8 greats.
The family wishes to thank the staff at Friends House, Sandy
Spring, Md., for the love and support she received in the past
few years. A graveside service will be held at Monocacy Cemetery
in Beallsville, Md. at a later date.
Pamela M. Slagle
Slagle, 65, of Poolesville, MD, died on July 12, 2013.
She was the wife of John Slagle.
Also surviving are her two children, Eric Slagle (Erin) of Gaithersburg,
MD, Ashley Slagle Howells (Robert) of Greencastle, PA; three
sisters, Linda Horenstein (Mike) of Olney, MD, Donna McKinney
(Mike) of Gaithersburg, Kathy Francis of Poolesville; one brother,
Darren Francis of Olney, MD and two grandchildren, Kaylie and
Pam was preceded in death by one brother, Kevin Francis.
The family will be receiving friends on Tuesday July 16 from
3-5 and 7-9 pm at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville
Rd. (Rt. 109), Barnesville, MD (hiltonfh.com).
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 am on Wednesday
July 17 at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 18230 Barnesville Rd.,
Interment will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Silver Spring,
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Casey House, Montgomery
Hospice, 1355 Piccard Drive, Suite 100 Rockville, MD 20850.
L. House, 63, of Wheaton, MD on July 12, 2013.
Wife of Kenneth House.
Alcorn, 54, of Bethesda, Maryland passed away June 26, 2013.
Father of Tiffanie Alcorn Hawk of Clune, Pa., Daniel Richard
Alcorn and Jeremy Coleman Alcorn of Kearneysville, W.V., his
mother Anne Alcorn and brothers, Donald Clark Alcorn and Michael
Carlin Alcorn. Scott is preceded in death by his father Richard
Scott's life was defined by his love of music and his passion
as a musician. From childhood, Scott found solace and safety
in music and his legacy will be defined by his lifelong passion
A private family Mass will be at a later date.
Memorial donations may be given to "Bethesdahelps.org".
I. "Joe" Lee, Sr.
I. "Joe" Lee, Sr., 78, of Poolesville, MD on June
Father of Charles I. "Buzz" Lee, Jr. of Poolesville,
Rita E. Mollins of St. Paul, MN, Dawnna M. Oku of Gaithersburg,
MD; grandfather of six and great grandfather of three.
The family will be receiving friends on Saturday June 8 from
10 am - 12 noon at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville
Rd. (Rt. 109), Barnesville, MD.
A. Norris, 50, of Germantown, on June 1, 2013.
The family will be receiving friends on Thursday June 6, from
6-8 pm at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd., Barnesville.
Funeral services will be held at 11 am on Friday June 7 at the
Boyds Presbyterian Church, 19901 White Ground Rd., Boyds.
Interment will follow in the church cemetery.