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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.

 

 

 

Oscar Clifton Martin

Oscar Clifton Martin passed away early morning on August 28, 2015. He was born on November 24, 1916 to Oscar and Barbara Martin. He was the eldest of seven, and was predeceased by his brothers Calvin Martin, William Martin and David Martin, and his sisters Barbara Martin Wilkinson Furry and Katherine Martin Torbeck. He has one surviving sibling, his sister Josephine Mayne of Laytonsville, MD. His family owned and operated Martin's Dairy of Olney, Maryland. Clif was a graduate of Sherwood High School and of the University of Maryland.
He married the love of his life Elizabeth "Betty" Hilliard on September 30, 1946. Betty and Clif were a team until she passed away in March 2014. They operated a dairy farm in Comus, Maryland. Clif was an innovative farmer throughout his many years of working, and continued to have a love for building, landscaping, and animals after he retired from farming and moved to his house on Peach Tree Road in Comus where he has lived for almost 30 years.
He is survived by his children, Jim Martin (Carol), Larry Martin (Katya), Steve Martin (Carole), and Theresa Wohl (Howard). He had eight grandchildren, Colette Wells, Nicole Vallianatos, Kevin Martin, Erin Elwood, Lisa Heisey, Stephanie Martin, Melissa Martin, and Sarah Wohl. He also had 5 great grandchildren, Julia Wells, Andrew Wells, Grace Elwood, Patrick Elwood, Alex Vallianatos, and Connor Elwood.
Clif will be remembered for being loving, generous, and kind. He loved music, especially classical music and opera as well as listening to his grandchildren and great grandchildren sing and play instruments. His favorite song was "God Bless the USA." He loved eating ice cream, going to yard sales, dancing, and was the life of any party. He enjoyed attending church on Sundays, playing bridge with the "Bridge Club" and going to the movies with his best friends. Most of all, he truly loved being with his family and was full of pride watching and participating in their lives. He was one of a kind and his friendly, outgoing nature touched everyone he met.
The family will be receiving friends on Monday August 31 from 5-7 PM at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd. (Rt. 109), Barnesville, MD (hiltonfh.com).
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 AM on Tuesday September 1 at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 19823 Barnesville Rd., Barnesville.
Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

 

 

 

Wm. "Bill" F. Carroll

William (Bill) Francis Carroll, 85, of Poolesville, MD, passed away peacefully Saturday, August 8, 2015, surrounded by his loving family. He was married to Joan Titus Carroll for nearly 55 years.
Born in the Bronx, New York, on September 14, 1929, he was the son of the late Francis Anthony Carroll and Nora Madeline Casey. He was preceded in death by his sister, Irene Roinick, step-sister Frances Baker, and niece Gena Proulx.
At age 16, Bill joined the Merchant Marines and then in 1948 he joined the U.S. Navy. His four years of service found him on the USS Salem working as a machinist's mate. He served in the Korean Conflict. Bill worked for the railroad in Pennsylvania and New Jersey before joining Stone & Webster as a land surveyor. It was this job that brought him to Poolesville where he met his future bride, Joan.
Bill and Joan were married on November 20, 1960. They moved several times, living in Virginia and Florida for Bill's career, before returning to Poolesville to raise their young family. Bill joined Kidde Consultants in 1969, working as a land surveyor, and retired as a senior associate in 1991. Bill stayed active during retirement, working 20 years at Professional Cleaners, making him a prominent face in the Poolesville community. He also performed local field work duties for the Census Bureau and worked in an official capacity during local and national elections.
Bill was a member of the Poolesville Memorial United Methodist Church and participated in a variety of church-related activities. He also volunteered with WUMCO Help, where he picked up and delivered donations. Several mornings a week, Bill could be found with his McDonald's buddies enjoying a cup of hot coffee and discussions ranging from politics to aging to local gossip. Bill's hobbies included golf, reading, travel, gardening, cooking and enjoying a delicious variety of food, and music. Joan considered Bill to be a "Renaissance Man" because of his intellectual knowledge, appreciation of art, extensive travel, and love of literature. Above all else, Bill enjoyed visiting and traveling with family members, including all 50 states and six of the seven continents.
He is survived by his wife, Joan; his children, Colleen (Mike) Campbell of Dutton, MT, Melanie (Nick) Psaltakis, of Poolesville, Billy (Emma) Carroll, of Virginia Beach, VA; seven grandchildren, Jessie Campbell, Jake (Kendra) Campbell, Peter, Jordan and Matthew Psaltakis, Tomas (Amanda Spence) Carroll and Cody Carroll; and 4 great grandchildren. Also surviving are a nephew, Gene Roinick of California, and three step-sisters residing in New York. He will be fondly remembered by family and many friends for his warm smile and sense of humor.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday, August 12, from 1 to 3 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m. at Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd. (Rt. 109), Barnesville, MD (hiltonfh.com). Funeral services will be held on Thursday, August 13, at 11:00 at Poolesville Memorial United Methodist Church, 17821 Elgin Rd, Poolesville, MD. Interment will follow in Monocacy Cemetery, Beallsville.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Bill's name to Poolesville Memorial United Methodist Church, PO Box 358, Poolesville, MD 20837.

 

 

 

Rosa Abell

Rosa Abell, 83, of Poolesville, passed away on Saturday August 1, 2015 at the Genesis Health Care Center at Shady Grove in Rockville.
She was the wife of the late Charles H. Abell.
Born on January 6, 1932 in Greenbrier, WV, she was the daughter of the late Mason and Daisy (Harless) Rineholt.
Rosa worked many years as a loving caregiver. She was fond of fishing, the Redskins, Orioles, NASCAR and Jimmie Johnson.
Surviving are two sons, Charles K. Abell and wife Carol of Frederick, Steven Trent Abell of Poolesville; two grandsons, Charles K. Abell, II, Steven Trent Abell, Jr.; one step grandson, Anthony Wolf; one granddaughter, Jennifer Lorraine Nkake and two great granddaughters.
Rosa was preceded in death by one sister, Violet Albright.
Services will be private.


 

 

 

Betty Bauman Hege

Betty Bauman Hege, age 86, went home to be with the Lord on July 25, 2015. Betty Jane was born on July 12, 1929. She was the daughter of the late Walter Garrett and Viola Charleton. Betty was preceded in death by her husband, Mahlon Bauman; daughter, Kathleen Bauman; 2 sisters, Pauline Hege and Evelyn Bauman.
Surviving are her 3 children, Rosemarie Griffith (Husband Sonny), Marvin Bauman (wife Cindy), and Sandy Yeary (husband Ray); 6 grandchildren, John Griffith, Jennifer Griffith Soumah, Michael Bauman, Katie Bauman Woods, Lisa Yeary Rhinehart, and Sabrina Yeary; 8 great grandchildren; 1 sister, Beatrice Horst, of Harrisonburg Virginia; many loved nieces and nephews; and her most beloved pet Lucy.
The family will be receiving friends on July 27, from 5:00-8:00 pm at Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd. (Rt. 109), Barnesville MD. Funeral services will be held July 28th at 10:00 am at Living Word Bible Fellowship (Formerly Dawsonville Mennonite Chuch) 16500 Whites Ferry Rd Boyd's, Md. Interment will follow at Monocacy Cemetary in Beallsville, Md. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Living word Bible Fellowship (Formerly Dawsonville Mennonite Chuch) 16500 Whites Ferry Rd Boyd's, Md 20841

 

 

 

Blanche L. Rippeon

Blanche L. Rippeon, 77, of Dickerson, MD died on June 28, 2015.
Born on September 29, 1937 in Poolesville, MD, she was the daughter of the late John Ethan and Sarah Anna (Beall) Poole.
For forty two years Blanche work at Poolesville Elementary School cafeteria and was a Sunday school teacher for fifty two years, involved with the Crafty Ladies and Gents, volunteered her time at the Friendly Thrift Store in Poolesville, member of the Izaak Walton League and life-long member of Memorial United Methodist Church in Poolesville.
Surviving are her two daughters, Brenda Kelbaugh and husband Cliff of Poolesville, Kathryn Schwartzbeck and husband Eddie of Woodbine, MD; one sister, Anne Harvey of Taneytown, MD; five grandsons, Justin and wife Lindsey, Joshua, Jacob and wife Hannah, Jonathan, Jordan Schwartzbeck and one great granddaughter, Ellie Grace.
Blanche was preceded in death by her former husband, James F. Rippeon and one brother, Raymond Poole.
The family will be receiving friends on Thursday July 2 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 Friday July 3 at the Memorial United Methodist Church, 17821 Elgin Rd., P.O. Box 358, Poolesville, MD 20837.
Interment will follow in Monocacy Cemetery, Beallsville, MD.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Memorial United Methodist Church.

 

 

 

Mary E. Luhn

Mary Ellen Luhn, 87, of New Market, MD, died on June 24, 2015.
She was the loving wife of Millard W. Luhn.
Born on February 7, 1928 in Gaithersburg, MD, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Bertha (Mayhew) Melvin.
Mary was involved in the Urbana Senior Center and the Young at Heart in New Market.
Surviving besides her husband are two children, Gary Luhn(Sherron) of Cookeville, TN, Teresa Luhn of New Market; one brother Edgar Thompson and wife Gloria; one sister, Ruth Rye and one grandson, Christopher W. Luhn and wife Tristica.
Mary was preceded in death by two sisters, Mildred Burroughs, Dorothy Mills and four brothers, Cleveland, Roy and Jack Melvin and Charles Melvin Powell.
Funeral services will be held at 11 AM on Tuesday June 30 at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd. (Rt. 109), Barnesville, MD where the family will be receiving friends one hour prior to the funeral services.
Interment will follow in Parklawn Memorial Park, Rockville, MD.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Frederick County Department of Aging, 1440 Taney Ave, Frederick, MD 21702

 

 

 

Elmer H. Jr. Frohlich

Elmer H. Frohlich, Jr. 79, of Poolesville, MD died on June 23, 2015.
He was the husband of Nancy N. Frohlich.
Born on June 20, 1936 in Washington, DC he was the son of the late Elmer Henry Sr. and Lillian M. (Disney) Frohlich.
Elmer was an active member of St. Peters Episcopal Church and was a loyal follower and coach of youth sports.
Surviving are his children, Betsy E. Frohlich, Ellen V. Frohlich Kirkpatrick (Tom) both of Poolesville; one sister Joyce Green of Deale, MD; 3 grandchildren, Drew M., Victoria N. and Noel G. Kirkpatrick.
Memorial services will be held on Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at 4:00 PM at St. Peters Episcopal Church, 20100 Fisher Ave, Poolesville, MD 20837. In Lieu of flowers donations can be made to WUMCO or the Poolesville High School Booster Club.

 

 

 

Kareen L. Podojil

Kareen L. Podojil, 82, of Gaithersburg, MD died on June 21, 2015.
She was the wife of the late Jerome J. Podojil.
Born on October 29, 1932 in Cleveland, Ohio she was the daughter of the late Louis and Ida Ava (Klinefelter) Soplata.
Kareen had a fond love of antiques and reading. She was also an artist.
Surviving are her children, Linda Luke of Frederick, MD, Sharon Cole (Tom) of Vail, CO, Donna Mitchell (Roger) of Barnesville, MD, Karen Podojil of Rouzeville, PA, Jerome Podojil of Frederick; one brother, Lou Soplata of Cleveland; one sister, Jennie Smalley of Guys Mill, PA; 15 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.
Kareen was preceded in death by one grandson, Christopher Mitchell.
The family will be receiving friends on Thursday June 25 from 6-8 PM at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd. (Rt. 109), Barnesville (hiltonfh.com).
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 AM on Friday June 26 at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 18230 Barnesville Rd., Barnesville.
Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
In lieu of flowers the family suggest donations be made to the Benjamin Gaither Center, 80A Bureau Drive, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20878-1430.

 

 

 

Rupert W. Spring, Jr.

Mr. Rupert William Spring, Jr, 85, of Dickerson, Maryland, passed away on Friday, June 19, 2015. Born October 7, 1929, he was the son of the late Rupert W. Spring, Sr. and Mamie C. Alexander Spring. Surviving are his wife of 64 years, Nancy Jo Spring, two sons, Michael Spring (Sandy) of Salisbury, MD and Steven Spring (Jody) of Gaithersburg, MD; and one daughter, Pamela Jamison (Bill) of Dickerson, MD; one brother, James Spring of Boyds, MD, two sisters, Gloria Duvall of Rockville, MD, and Geraldine Bartee of Ormond Beach, FL; 9 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his twin sons, David and Dennis Spring; daughter-in-law, Barbara Jean Spring Collins and by three sisters, Betty Lou, Joanne and Sondra.
Rupert was a seasoned millwright doing work for Bechtel, Fairchild Hiller, NIH, Naval Medical Center, Ford's Theatre and other notable businesses, and personal cabinetry for Lady Bird Johnson. He retired from Montgomery County Public Schools in 1991 with 18 years in the Cabinetry and Millwork Department, prior to that he was co-owner of S&N Woodwork.
Rupert served in the U.S. Army 1169th Combat Engineer Group during the Korean War, 1950-1953. He was a life member of American Legion Post 11, VFW 3285, AMVETS Post 2, Korean War Veterans Association Chapter 142 of Frederick, MD and Honor Guard 142.
He was a life-long motorcycle rider. He enjoyed dirt track Class C M/Cycle, AMA Pro Racing, NASCAR, Pro Boxing, bluegrass, country, and gospel music.
The family will be receiving friends on Tuesday June 23 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 10 AM on Wednesday June 24 at the Boyds Presbyterian Church, 19901 White Ground Rd., Boyds, MD 20841.
Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Boyds Presbyterian Church.

 

 

 

Lorraine L. Meaney

Lorraine L. Meaney, 75, of North Potomac, MD, died on June 16, 2015 in Brookeville, MD. Born on May 21, 1940 in Virginia, she was the daughter of the late Benjamin and Patricia (Allison) Leith.
Predeceased by former husband Donald C. Meaney; surviving are her daughters, Deborah Banker and husband Christopher and Lynda Meaney; brothers, Benjamin Leith Jr. and wife Margurette and Roy Leith; sister, Leta Falle and husband Rudolph; predeceased by brother Harvey Leith and surviving wife Mary; four grandchildren, Ashley, Riley, Christy and Robert Banker and predeceased by granddaughter Charlotte Banker; nieces, Sandra McDarby and husband Matthew and great nieces and nephew Margaret, Thomas, Clare and Colleen and Pamela Clay and husband John and great nieces Julia, Miranda and Diana.
Funeral services will be held at 11 AM on Friday June 19 at the Oakdale Emory United Methodist Church, 3425 Emory Church Road, Olney, MD. Interment will follow at All Souls Cemetery, Germantown, MD.

 

 

 

 

 

Rev. Merritt W. Ednie

Reverend Merritt Wayne Ednie, on Friday, June 12, 2015 after a long battle with cancer.
Born October 14, 1944, Tarentum, Pennsylvania. Education: B.A. Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 1966. M.Div, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, 1969 Pastor, Boyds Presbyterian Church (BPC), 1969-2014 - During his 45-year tenure at BPC, Merritt was a significant presence in his church and in the wider community of Boyds, MD. Merritt believed strongly in the idea that, as he put it, "If you want to change something, get involved. He recalled that when he came to Boyds, "I wanted to make an impact. . . . Community to me is very, very important. . . . . I kind of take a broader perspective on what the church should be in the community because I really think the church belongs to Boyds." When he first arrived at BPC he realized, "It was a community church. So I could not only minister to church members, but had the opportunity to minister to a much wider group." Over the years that ministry extended to hundreds, if not thousands, of people whose lives he touched. In later years, Merritt was widely known as "The Bishop of Boyds" because of his wide-reaching influence in the community, as well as his first-name familiarity with almost everyone who called it home. His efforts to change his community for the better started soon after he arrived as a new pastor in his first (and only) church in 1969. He actively supported the Boyds Daycare Center for both black and white neighborhood toddlers, and made sure the center provided breakfast for the kids. He also encouraged the founding, years later, of another preschool, the Elf School, on BPC property. He established a youth group at BPC, and invited all area teens to come, leading that program himself for 20 years. He headed up the BPC Vacation Bible School for many, many years, imbuing it with his love of song, heartfelt joy, and playfulness. And he reached out to other area churches, particularly the African-American congregation half a mile down the street called St. Marks Methodist Church. He began a long tradition of joint BPC-St. Marks services at Thanksgiving and during Easter week. Merritt also helped initiate the annual Easter Sunrise Service on Sugarloaf Mountain, bringing several local churches together for this event. His many small kindnesses extended over the years not just to church members, but to others in the community who needed his advice, counsel, and help. On a larger scale, Merritt made sure that BPC took on bigger challenges, by supporting community missions to help feed the hungry and support the homeless. In addition, during his ministerial career, he held nine different positions, including moderator, with the National Capital Presbytery, the group representing the 108 Presbyterian churches in the greater Washington, DC area. The breadth and depth of his dedication to community included: Serving on the Boards of: - The Barnesville School - The Boyds Credit Union - The Boyds Civic Association - where he was President for nearly a decade altogether (with breaks in between his tenures). In this position he played a critical role in guiding the community through years of upheaval, helping the civic association block a rock quarry, a landfill, and unwanted subdivisions in its rural midst. In the process, he attended countless county zoning, county council, and park and planning meetings, keeping abreast of what was happening and being an active presence and voice for the Boyds community when necessary. Was also involved in supporting numerous charities and community organizations: - WUMCO (Western Upper Montgomery County Help, Inc.) - Germantown HELP - Gaithersburg Hospice Caring - Boyds Historical Society Merritt leaves behind countless friends and co-workers in the community, as well as his wife of 48 years, SueAnn Silvis; and his son, Merritt Paul.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, June 20th at 1:00 PM at Neelsville Presbyterian Church, Route 355, Germantown.
Memorial gifts in Merritt's name can be made to Montgomery Hospice, 1355 Piccard Dr., #100, Rockville, MD 20850 or Boyds Presbyterian "Good Samaritan" fund, 19901 White Ground Road, Boyds, MD 20841.


 

 

 

Robert Gregory Mills

Robert Gregory Mills, of Poolesville, MD, passed away peacefully on June 7, 2015.
He was the loving husband of Rita O'Donnell Mills, father of Jason Robert Mills (Lauren) of Annapolis, MD, Linda Mills-Lough (Timothy) of Lake Ridge, VA, brother of Judith D. Street of Laurel, MD and grandfather of Ryan and Jack Mills and Braeden Lough.
Greg was preceded in death by his parents, Frank Trowbridge Mills and Elsie Lee Mills, and one brother, Eric Lee Mills.
Greg retired from The Montgomery County Government with over 20 years of service on August 1, 1994 as a Program Manager II in the Paratransit Section, Division of Transit Services, Department of Transportation. He was a "Lifetime Member" of the Chesapeake Yacht Club and served as Governor for one year. He was also a member of the Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity.
The family will be receiving friends on Monday June 15 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM at the Our Lady of the Presentation Catholic Church, 17230 Tom Fox Ave., Poolesville, MD, where funeral services will be held on Tuesday June 16 at 10 AM.
Interment will follow in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Suitland, MD.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (www.cbf.org) in Greg's name.

 

 

 

Nina Mae Gilmore

Nina M. Gilmore, 53, of Dickerson, MD, died on June 6, 2015, at the Medstar Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, DC, surrounded by her loving family.
She was the wife of Ted Gilmore.
Born on August 10, 1961, she was the daughter of Ruth Flohr and the late Carroll Flohr.
Nina was dedicated to everything she did, especially her career at AHMP where she ran the office for 14 years. She enjoyed family functions during the summer. It was her favorite time of the year and there was nothing she loved more than being surrounded by loved ones.
Surviving besides her husband and mother are three children, Troy Monroe and wife Georgiann of Damascus, MD, Tiffany Gilmore of Frederick, MD, Tara Gilmore of Dickerson; five sisters, Holly Rippeon of Wolfsville, MD, Karen Benson and Vickie Haskins both of Poolesville, Patti DiCarlantonio of Frederick and Carol Flohr of Poolesville and many nieces and nephews.
Memorial services will be held at 3 PM on Saturday June 27 at the St. Mary's Catholic Church Pavilion, 18230 Barnesville Rd., Barnesville, MD 20838. Casual attire.
In lieu of flowers donations may to the Relay for Life in Poolesville, MD.

 

 

 

Joseph Christopher Ambrose

Joseph Christopher Ambrose, of Estero, FL, died peacefully surrounded by his family on May 29, 2015, at the age of 69.
Joe was the loving husband of Trudi Ambrose for 45 years. In addition to his wife, he leaves behind two brothers, Michael and Thomas, sons, Sean and Brendan, and four grandchildren: Madeline Claire, Mary Margaret, Olivia Faith, and Cormac Joseph. He was preceded in death by his brother, Harold "Bud" Ambrose, and sister, Mary "Lindy" Summers.
Joe was a United States Marine who served his country in Vietnam and later as a 26 year veteran of the Montgomery County Police Department, spending many years in the Bethesda district, the area in which he had grown up. In 1983, he was named the Knights of Columbus Policeman of the Year. After retiring with the rank of Sergeant, he worked for 13 years as a bailiff in the District Court of Maryland. He was an alumnus of Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School and the University of Maryland. A well known lover of hot weather, he had been living in Southwest Florida since 2013.
The family will be receiving friends on Thursday, June 4, 2015, from 6:00-8:00 PM at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd. (Rt. 109), Barnesville, MD (hiltonfh.com). A graveside service will take place on Friday, June 5, 2015 at 11:00 AM at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 18230 Barnesville Rd., Barnesville, MD. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made the to the National Brain Tumor Society-Defeat GBM Research Collaborative (braintumor.org).

 

 

 

 

Mary Jane Woodward

Mary Jane Woodward, of Boyds, MD, died peacefully at her home surrounded by her family on May 27, 2015, at the age of 69. Mary Jane was the loving wife of Robert Woodward for 48 years. In addition to her husband, she leaves behind a sister, Kathleen , and a brother, Daniel, a son, Jonathan Forbes, and a daughter, Maura Eileen, and two grandchildren; Reynolds Ellsworth IV and Ella Woodward. Mary Jane's 38 year career in the medical field began as the administrator for a Retina Specialty practice and a large Cardiology Group. The last 14 years she was the business administrator and became IT manager for the largest Rheumatology practice in the nation with multiple offices. Her very wise business sense and knowledge of her profession, generous heart, dedication, and extreme pragmatism was well known in the medical community and her personal life. Well-read and soft spoken, Mary Jane always welcomed people into her heart and remained a life-long friend of many with whom she came in contact over the years. Her favorite motto was "nothing is ever simple….finish what you start and do your best, but remember everything has the same priority." She was a member of the first graduating class with women in the School of Foreign Service of Georgetown University. Mary Jane spent much of what little free time that she had, over the last ten years, with her grandchildren and was always grateful for the fine attention and growth provided by their schools. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Mary McDowell Friends School, 23 Sidney Place, Brooklyn, NY 11201.

 

 

 

 

 

Allen K. Belt

Allen Keith Belt, of Barnesville, MD, died peacefully at Shady Grove Hospital on May 26, 2015, at the age of 86.
Allen was the loving husband of Marian M.Belt. In addition to his wife, he leaves behind three daughters: Brenda Belt; Debra Belt Benson and husband Michael; Sandy Ward and husband Donn; seven grandchildren: Kelly Haga, Rick Kimmel, Joseph Kimmel, Jamie Krute, Andrew Benson, Janet O'Meara, Jennifer Buehler; and eight great grandchildren.
Allen was preceded in death by one son, Benjamin Belt and one sister, Petena Knott.
Allen was a well-known Montgomery County farmer with a wise business sense and a generous heart. He remained involved in his surrounding community and made a variety of contributions throughout his years. He will be remembered as the owner of Beallsville Valley Farm and Mountain View Farm.
Born on February 22, 1929 in Middleburg, VA, he was the son of the late Benjamin Belt and Moselle R. Polen.
The family will be receiving friends on Friday, May 29, 2015, from 5:00-8:00 PM at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd. (Rt. 109), Barnesville, MD (hiltonfh.com).
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, May 30, 2015, at the Memorial United Methodist Church, 17821 Elgin Road, Poolesville, MD.
Interment will follow in Montgomery United Methodist Church Cemetery, Damascus, MD.

 

 

 

 

Edward O. Downs, III

Edward O. Downs, III, 54, of Dickerson, MD died on May 22, 2015.
He was the husband of Marquita Downs.
Born on August 28, 1960 in Washington, DC, he was the son of Guelda (Miller) Downs and the late Edward O. Downs, Jr. Mr. Downs owned and operated Downs Excavating, Inc. since 1999.
Surviving besides his wife and mother is one daughter, Crystal Y. Neal of Frederick, MD; three sons, Michael E. Downs of Frederick, Edward L. Downs of Brunswick, MD, Josef E. Downs of Dickerson; three sisters, Jean Schricker of Frederick, Patty Downs of Dickerson, Marilyn Vivian of Jefferson; three brothers, Carl Downs of Union Bridge, MD, Christopher Miller and Rean Miller, Jr. both of Boyds, MD and 8 grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 11 AM on Wednesday May 27 at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd. (Rt. 109), Barnesville, MD.
Interment will follow in Boyds Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Boyds.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Montgomery Hospice (montgomeryhospice.org).

 

 

 

Mark A. Munday

Mark A. Munday, 50, of Poolesville, MD, died on May 7, 2015, at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, DC.
Born on May 27, 1964, in Olney, MD, he was the son of Alice G. (Carter) Munday and the late Walter G. Munday.
Surviving besides his mother Alice is one daughter, Heather Golliday of Charlestown, WV; two brothers, Greg A. Munday and wife Janet of Knoxville, MD, Ronnie Buffington of Poolesville; three grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Besides his father, Mark was preceded in death by one brother, Robert E. Munday.
The family will be receiving friends on Monday May 11 from 6-8 pm at Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd., Barnesville, MD (hiltonfh.com), where funeral services will be held on Tuesday May 12 at 11 am.
Interment will follow in Darnestown Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Darnestown, MD.

 

 

 

Jane Eleanor Millar

Jane Eleanor Millar, 92, passed away peacefully in her home in Dawsonville, Maryland, on April 28, 2015. She is survived by one son ,Tim Millar; two daughters, Nancy Looney and husband Tim, Lisa Millar; four grandchildren, Brian Looney and wife Heather, Shannon Reed and husband Tim, Thomas Looney and wife Aimee, Kathy Looney, and three great grandchildren, Morgan Reed, Chelsea Reed and Finley Looney.
Jane was preceded in death by her husband Jack W. Millar and one son, Christopher Scott Millar
Jane was born in Philadelphia, PA on October 26, 1922 to Amos and Florence Booty. She graduated from Sykesville High School and went on to become a registered nurse at Sibley Hospital. She married Dr. Jack William Millar and soon after the marriage joined him in the Marianas Islands where Jack was serving as a lieutenant in the Navy Medical Core and establishing a leprosarium on Tinian. She gave birth to her first son, Tim, while living on Saipan.
After some time in Boston and Maryland the family went to California for five years. In 1960, she and her family returned to the east coast and settled in Dawsonville, MD with her husband and four children. She remained the rest of her life in Dawsonville while becoming active in the Poolesville community through the Monocacy Garden Club, Historic Medley District, St. Peter's Episcopal Church. Jane also loved to play bridge.
The family will be receiving friends on Tuesday May 5 from 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 May 6 at the St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 20100 Fisher Ave., Poolesville, MD.
Interment will follow in Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, please send contribution to St. Peter's Episcopal Church, PO Box 387 Poolesville, MD or the Historic Medley District, Inc PO Box 232 Poolesville, MD 20837.

 

 

 

 

Mary Margaret Mossburg


Mary Margaret Mossburg, our precious mother, 89, of Boyds, MD, went to be with the Lord, on Tuesday, April 28, 2015.
She was the wife of the late William H. Mossburg Sr.
Born on December 19, 1925, in Wheaton, MD, she was the daughter of the late Clarence and Lily (Bradeycamp) Rogers
Mary was a member of the Barnesville Baptist Church.
She is survived by 1 son, Billy Mossburg of Barnesville, MD; 3 daughters, Judy Wright and husband Ralph of Darnestown, MD, Sherry Morrison and husband Bill of Dickerson, MD, Sally Buffington and husband Richard of Keymar, MD, 8 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild.
She was preceded in death by one daughter, Kitty Dohne Clevenger; 3 brothers, Clarence, Claude and Raymond Rogers and 3 sisters, Emma Mossburg, Ethel Pleasants and Lil Driggers.
The family will receive friends from 6:00- 8:00 pm, Thursday, April 30, 2015 at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd. (Rt. 109), Barnesville, MD (hiltonfh.com), where funeral services will be held on Friday, May 1, at 1 pm. Interment will follow at Darnestown Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Darnestown, MD.

 

 

 

Hilda P. Williams

Hilda P. Williams, 97, of Rockville, MD, passed on to her eternal life on April 26, 2015.
She was the beloved wife of the late Ellsworth Frank "Willie" Williams.
Surviving are two daughters, Karen Howes and husband Dan of Gaithersburg, MD, Janet Bell and husband Bob of Montgomery Village, MD and two grandchildren, Kathleen Elaine Howes and Robert Austin Bell, III.
The family will be receiving friends on Friday May 1 from 10:00 - 11:00 am at the Rockville United Methodist Church, 112 W Montgomery Ave, Rockville, MD with funeral services following at 11 am.
Interment will be held at Frostburg Memorial Park, 70 Green St., Frostburg, MD on Saturday May 2 at 12:00 noon.

 

 

Lilia Lucia Romero Jacob

Lilia Lucia Romero Jacob gracefully finished her walk on the earth on Thursday April 23, 2015 at the age of 83. She was welcomed home by her loving mother and father, Cristobal Barrera and Rosa Saavedra Romero; her brothers, Cristobal, Mario, Ruben, and Jesus and her sisters, Rosa and Olga. She is survived by her two brothers, Raul and Lauro.
She and her beloved husband, Georges were blessed with four children, Gerard, Georges, Gabrielle, and Adrien and nine grandchildren, Ashley, Erick, Jojo, Stephanie, Renee, Michael, Christian, Corinne and Anna, and one great-grandson, Carter. She also had loving family members, Danielle, Beth, Conchita, Tim and Jim, sister and brother in-laws, nephews and nieces and many friends that she loved dearly.
A celebration of her life will be on May 2 at 11:30 a.m. at Our Lady of the Presentation at 17220 Tom Fox Avenue, Poolesville, MD 20837. The family will receive friends at her daughter's home after the service in Poolesville, MD) followed by a graveside ceremony at the Jacob family plot at National Memorial Park located at 7482 Lee Hgwy, Falls Church, VA 22042 on Sunday, May 3 at noon.
In lieu of the flowers, the family would ask that you kindly donate to Montgomery Hospice, 1355 Piccard Drive, Suite 100, Rockville MD 20850. Their tender care and support in her final days were deeply appreciated by the family.

 

 

 

Robert R. Gogolski

Robert R. Gogolski, 93, of Weymouth, MA, formerly of Clarksburg, MD, died peacefully at his residence on April 19, 2015.
He was the husband of Dorothy J. Gogolski.
Born on April 27, 1921 in Blakely, PA, he was the son of the late Bernard and Marion (Shapp) Gogolski.
Bob proudly served his country in the Army Air Corps.
Surviving besides his wife are four daughters, Kathryn M. Gogolski, Deborah A. Leighton, Jean M. Gogolski, Carol A. Collar; two sisters, Jean Petrusiatis, Elivra Burns; two brothers, Frederick and Daniel Gogolski and four grandchildren. Bob was preceded in death by 7 brothers and sisters. He was preceded in death by his stepfather, Rean J. Miller, Sr.
The family will be receiving friends on Friday April 24 from 4-8 pm at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd. (Rt. 109), Barnesville, MD, where funeral services will be held on Saturday April 25 at 11 am.
A cremation will follow. Bob's remains will be inurned in Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to either the American Diabetes Association (diabetes.org) or the National MS Society (nationalmssociety.org).

 

 

 

 

Pauline "Penny" May Brandt

Pauline "Penny" May Brandt, 81, of Frederick, MD, died on March 26, 2015 at the Kline Hospice House in Mt. Airy, MD.
Born on June 5, 1933 in Travilah, MD, she was the daughter of the late Roby May and Anna Scott.
Surviving are her children, Theresa Gail Crawford and husband G. Thomas, Julie Ann Kringen and husband Clark, Aaron Shawn Bladen and wife Anjanette; one sister, Peggy Merson; seven grandchildren, Christine Lynch (Matt), Michael Crawford (Sarah), Michael Kinney (Laura), Catrina and Brittany Kringen, Bryce and Sophia Bladen; six great grandchildren, Caraline, Colin and Brady Lynch, Gunner and Mackenzy Crawford, Alexis and Davis Kinney.
Penny will also be missed by numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by Aubrey Curtis Bladen and one sister Betty Zapora.
The family will be receiving friends on Monday March 30 from 2-4 and 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 Tuesday March 31 at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 18230 Barnesville Rd., Barnesville.
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 Hospice of Frederick County, Kline Hospice House, 516 Trail Avenue, PO Box 1799, Frederick, MD 21702.

 

 

 

 

Emily B. Carlin

Emily B. Carlin, 90, of Boyds, MD, died on March 25, 2015.
She was the loving wife of H. Leon Carlin.
Born on March 31, 1924 in Mississippi, she was the daughter of the late Owen and Georgie (Thompson) Burrow.
Emily was a nurse and volunteer at Sibley Hospital and a 13 year volunteer at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital.
Besides her husband she is survived by one daughter, Nancy Carlin of Gaithersburg, MD; five grandchildren, Danielle, T.J., Steven, Emily, Malia and 2 great grandchildren.
Emily was preceded in death by one son, Patrick Warren, one sister, Edna Sellers and one brother, George Burrow.
The family will be receiving friends on Sunday March 29 from 1-3 and 6-8 P.M. at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd. (Rt. 109), Barnesville, MD.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 A.M. on Monday March 30 at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 18230 Barnesville Rd., Barnesville.
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 Montgomery Hospice Casey House, 1355 Piccard Drive, Suite 100, Rockville, MD 20850.

 

 

 

Dennis F. Ferguson

Dennis F. Ferguson, 64, of Poolesville, MD, passed away on March 24, 2015 at the University of Maryland Medical Center. He was the beloved husband of 38 years to Shelley Ferguson and the loving father of Jason Ferguson (Emily) of Grass Lake, MI, and Nicole Fayard (Tyler) of Poolesville, MD. Dennis was the son of the late Francis E. and Agnes A. Ferguson and brother of Alvah (deceased), Harvey, Sharon, Cindy (deceased), Larry, Kimberly, and John in addition to four nephews and nine nieces. He is also survived by 4 adoring grandchildren, Beckett and Liam Ferguson and Lillian and Violet Fayard. A Celebration of Dennis' Life will be held on Sunday March 29, 2015 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm at the Bethesda Chevy Chase Izaak Walton League, 20601 Izaak Walton Way, Poolesville, MD 20837. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation,, 230 East Ohio Street, Suite 304, Chicago, IL 60611-3201 or www.pulmonaryfibrosis.org.

 

 

 

Wellington C. Jenkins

Wellington "Jenks" C. Jenkins, 87, of Gaithersburg, died on March 22, 2015.
He was the husband of the late Nellie Marie Jenkins.
Born on July 31, 1927 in Whitestone, Virginia, he was the son of the late James and Mammie Jenkins.
"Jenks" proudly served his country in the United States Navy from 1946 - 1954.
Surviving are his children, Raymond Bonney of Ahosky, North Carolina, Frank Jenkins and wife Ruth of Damascus, James Jenkins and wife Jennifer of Gaithersburg, Roxanne Griffith of Frederick, Randy Jenkins and wife Sandy of Adamstown; one brother, Benjamin Jenkins and wife Hazel of Chesapeake, Virginia; 14 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.
He was proceeded in death by one son, Wellington Jenkins, Jr.
A memorial service will be held at 11 A.M. on Monday March 30 at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd. (Rt. 109), Barnesville.

 

 

 

Mona C. Bateman

Mona C. Bateman of Poolesville, died on March 9, 2015.
Services were private.

 

 

 

Emily Ann Grubb

Emily Ann Grubb, 19, was unexpectedly taken from us on Saturday February 21, 2015. She was the cherished daughter of Bruce and Tricia Grubb; loving sister of Amy, Chrissy, Megan and Matthew; dear granddaughter of Dana and Mary Grubb and Richard and Pat Rosser. She will also be sorely missed by her many aunts, uncles and cousins and all who knew and loved her.
She was a 2013 graduate of Poolesville High School and a sophomore at Flagler College in St. Augustine, FL. She was awarded two of the highest honors given in the Girl Scouts Association, the Silver Trefoil and the Gold Award.

The family will be receiving friends on Friday February 27 from 1-8 PM at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd. (Rt. 109), Barnesville.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 AM on Saturday February 28 at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 18230 Barnesville Rd., Barnesville.
Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
In lieu of flowers the family request donation be made to Service Unit's Girl Scout Gold Award Scholarship Fund, Service Unit 32-11, P.O. Box 384 Poolesville, MD 20837. Please make your check out to "Service Unit 32-11" and reference the scholarship on the memo line. Click here for more information.

 

 

 

Dennis M. Davis

Dennis M. Davis, 71, of Poolesville, MD died suddenly on February 15, 2015.
He was the husband of Leighanne Davis; father of Heather D. Scheid (Dwayne) and Michael Davis; stepfather of Sarah Neal, Lauren Healy (Chris) and Charlie Dixon (Hope) and brother to Debby Kelsey (Rick). He will also be missed by his six grandchildren.
Denny was a member of the Monocacy Lions Club and if given the chance, would love to have started a foundation for juveniles. He was a former coach of the Uniformed Services Fighting Docs Rugby Team of Bethesda. He was also a member of Old Red Rugby Club.
Funeral services will be held at 7 PM on Friday February 20, at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Road (Rt. 109), Barnesville, MD. The family will be receiving friends one hour prior to the funeral service.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Monocacy Lions Foundation, Inc., c/o Peter Gallo, 21925 Peach Tree Rd., Boyds, MD 20841.



 

 

 

Michael A. Clements, Jr.

Michael A. Clements, Jr., 31, of Poolesville, MD, died on February 1, 2015. Born on February 10, 1983, in Rockville, MD, he was the son of Jo Ann Clements of Poolesville and the late Michael A. Clements, Sr. Surviving besides his mother are his two children, Nevaeh and Eviana Clements both of North Carolina; two sisters, Malissa Clements of Frederick, Regina Clements of Poolesville; one nephew, Xavier Clements and one niece, Taylor Brumbaugh. A memorial service will be held at 11 am on Saturday February 14 at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd. (Rt. 109), Barnesville, MD. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the family to help with funeral expenses.

 

 

 

Terry W. Harner

Terry Wayne Harner, 58 of Boyds, died Wednesday, February 4, 2015. Born April 27, 1956, in Frederick, he was the son of the late Charles M. Harner, Sr. and Una F. Harner.
A 1974 graduate of Poolesville High School, Terry worked as a highly skilled mechanic most of his life.
Terry is survived by two daughters, Patricia A. Harner of Boyds and Brittany I. Harner of Frederick, and was a loving and devoted Pop-Pop to Haley S. Johnson. He was also survived by six siblings: Chuck M. Harner (Hany), Kathie R. Robinson, Dinah H. Wynne (Eddie), Robin H. Roberson (Larry), Amanda K. Bodmer (Mike) and Melissa R. Harner. Terry will be remembered by many family and friends. He will also be missed by his faithful and loving dog, Teddy.
The family will receive friends at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Road (Rt. 109), Barnesville on Sunday, February 8, from 1-3 and 6-8 pm, where funeral services will be conducted on Monday, February 9 at 11 am.
Interment will follow in Parklawn Memorial Park and Menorah Gardens, Rockville, Maryland.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Boyds Credit Union, P.O. Box 75, Boyds, MD 20841 designated as a college fund for Haley S. Johnson, Account #1315.

 

 

Frances M. Poole


Mrs. Frances (Billie) M. Poole, 84, of Poolesville, MD died on February 4, 2015.
She was the wife of the late Raymond E. Poole who died on July 20, 2011.
Born on February 26, 1930 in Virginia, she was the daughter of the late Golden and Ida (Beall) Williams.
Billie and her husband owned and operated Poole's General Store in Seneca since 1965.
Surviving are her children, James E. Poole, Linda M. Willis, John W. Poole, Carolyn L. Arnold, Jo Ann Clements, Marilyn M. Poole; one sister, Roberta Chauncey; one brother, Erwin Williams; 10 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.
The family will receive friends on Friday February 6 from 5-8 PM at the Memorial United Methodist Church, 17821 Elgin Road, Poolesville, MD, where funeral services will be held on Saturday February 7 at 11 AM.
Interment will follow in Monocacy Cemetery, Beallsville, MD.

 

 

 

Robert S. Hoover


Robert S. Hoover, 84, of Silver Spring, died January 25, 2015. Memorial services will be held at 7 pm on Thursday February 5 at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd. (Rt. 109), Barnesville, MD 20838.

 

Marilyn Green


Marilyn Green, 86, formerly of Frederick, MD, died January 19, 2015. She was the wife of the late Kesley (Bart) Green. Born on December 17, 1928, she was the daughter of the late Mary Elizabeth (Mitchell) Gresham. Surviving is one daughter, Brenda Evans (Bob) and grandsons Ben and David of Ijamsville, MD; one son Bruce Breeden, grandchildren Jason and Denise and several great grandchildren of VA. One sister Mary Frances Goodwin and several nieces and nephews: Patricia and Michael Ronayne, John and Anne Goodwin and their sons Colin and Kyle, Linda and Matt Mazzuca and their daughter Samantha, all of MD. She was preceded in death by brothers Bobbie and Horace Newsom, and grandson Matthew Breeden. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made directly to Hospice of Frederick County, PO Box 1799, Frederick, MD 21702. Services are private.

 

 

 

 

Donald N. Anderson


Mr. Donald N. Anderson passed away quietly on Friday, January 16, 2015, at the age of 79. A beloved husband and loving father, he is survived by his wife, Jean Anderson and children Erik Anderson, Don Anderson and Meaghan Anderson. He retired from the Federal Bureau of Prisons in 1999 after a 45-year career. All are welcome to attend his viewing at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd. (Rt. 109), Barnesville, MD 20838 (hiltonfh.com) from 1-3 and 6-8 pm on Wednesday January 21. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 18230 Barnesville Rd., Barnesville, on Thursday January 22 at 11 am, followed immediately by interment in church ground. A reception will follow in the church hall.

 

 

 

Virginia R. Boyer

Virginia R. Boyer, 94, of Gaithersburg, died on January 15, 2015 at the Wilson Health Care Center in Gaithersburg.
Services are private.

 

 

Joseph R. Mills

Joseph Raymond Mills passed away peacefully on January 10, 2015 at the age of 74.
His home was Dickerson, MD, though he spent the past few years in Frederick, MD and Maryville, TN.
Joe helped his father build the family home in Dickerson while he was still a teenager and he lived there for most his life. He was a member of the Upper Montgomery County Volunteer Fire Department with 46 years of active service. Joe slept with the dispatch radio turned on and his boots beside his bed ready to jump up and move quickly if there was a call during the night. He was an Emergency Medical Technician, a Rescue Captain and a Master Firefighter.
After serving in the United States Army for three years, Joe spent 31 years with AT&T. He worked with business phone systems and installing equipment throughout the area. Joe personally knew "the coldest phone pole in Montgomery County". He read extensively with special interest in the military, railroading, firefighting and shooting.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph Mason Mills and Agnes Zeaman Mills of Dickerson. He will be missed by his brother William Mills and wife Liz of Maryville and his sister, Martha Mills of Centerville, VA.
The family will receive friends on Thursday January 15 from 1-4 PM at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd. (Rt. 109), Barnesville, MD.
A funeral service will be held at 11 AM on Friday January 16 at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 18230 Barnesville Rd., Barnesville.
Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
In lieu of flowers please make a donation in Joe's name to a charity of your choice.

 

 

 

Blanche E. Cooke

Blanche E. Cooke, 84, of Dickerson, MD died on January 9, 2015.
She was the wife of the late Lloyd G. Cooke.
Born on November 19, 1930, she was the daughter of the late William C. and Cecilia (Simms) Richmond.
Surviving is one son, Lloyd K. Cooke (Margaret) of TN; one daughter, Barbara J. O'Hare of Hyattsville, MD; two sisters, Dorothy Maurey and Elaine Dawson; four grandchildren, Butch, Teresa, Heather and Michael and several great grandchildren.
Blanche will be missed by her longtime friends Bill and Mary Ellen Burdette.
She was preceded in death by one daughter, Kathleen A. Cooke.
The family will be receiving friends on Thursday January 15 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 January 16 at 11 AM.
Interment will follow in Ft. Lincoln Cemetery, Brentwood, MD.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to the United Cerebral Palsy Foundation (cerebralpalsysource.com).

 

 

 

Harrison J. Dutton

Harrison J. Dutton, 69, of Poolesville, died on January 8, 2015.
Services to be announced at a later date by the family.

 

 

 

 

Michael V. Evans

Michael Vincent Evans, 35, of Poolesville Maryland, passed away unexpectedly Sunday January 4, 2015. He is survived by his parents, Ray (Butch) and Bobbie Evans of Poolesville; his son, Ryan Evans; Mother of Ryan, Elizabeth Brown; Sister and brother-in law, Kristy and Christopher West; Nieces, Makaela and Katelynn West; Nephew, Charles West; Aunts and Uncles, Sarah and Henry Brabham, Linda and Butch Fitzwater and Jack Cubitt; as well as several cousins.
The family will be receiving friends on Thursday January 8 from 4-8 PM at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd. (Rt. 109), Barnesville, MD (hiltonfh.com), where a memorial service will be held on Friday January 9 at 11 AM.
In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations made to DBSA, Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance at dbsalliance.org in Michael's name.


 

 

 

Richard W. Prugh

Mr. Richard W. Prugh, 69, of Darnestown, MD, passed away on January 4, 2015.
He was the loving husband of Alice Prugh; father of Tara Evans and Dr. Laura Prugh; brother of Caroline Vastine, John Prugh and Christine Dinnwiddie and grandfather to Emily, Natalie and Evelyn.
Memorial services will be held at 10 AM on Thursday January 8 at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd. (Rt. 109), Barnesville, MD. In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to the American Cancer Society (www.cancer.org) in Richard's name.

 

 

Thomas C. Brown

Mr. Thomas Cummings Brown, 95, of Jefferson, Maryland, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 30, 2014.
Born on July 7, 1919, in Poolesville, Maryland, he was the son of the late J. Herbert and Elizabeth Oxley Brown.
Tom was well-known throughout Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia as an independent truck driver, livestock dealer, and horseman. In later years, he often referred to himself as a "tired" farmer (not retired). He was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Pt. of Rocks.
He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Inez Anderson Brown, sons James and Robert (wife Jennifer) Brown of Jefferson, granddaughter Katherine Brown of San Diego, grandson Daniel (wife Annisa) Brown of Philadelphia, brother Edwin Brown (wife Winsome) of Dickerson, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his sister Erwin Staggs
He will be fondly remembered by his "tea time" buddies in Jefferson.
He was an avid Baltimore Orioles fan and enjoyed attending horse pulling contests, especially those at the Great Frederick Fair.
The family wishes to express their thanks to the staffs of Tranquillity at Fredericktowne Assisted Living and Carroll Hospice for their help and support.
The family will receive friends on Friday January 2 from 5-8 PM at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd., Barnesville, MD.
Funeral services will be held at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Pt. of Rocks, Maryland on Saturday, January 3, 2015, beginning at 11:00am with interment at the Monocacy Cemetery in Beallsville, Maryland following the service and reception.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in memory of Tom to St. Paul's Episcopal Church.

 

 

Cynthia Dawn Ricketts Reaver

Cynthia Dawn Ricketts Reaver, 31, of Sharpsburg, MD, died suddenly on December 23, 2014 at her residence.
She was the wife of Richard Reaver, Jr.
Born on July 5, 1983 in Olney, MD, she was the daughter of Bertha Malone and step-daughter of Kenneth Malone, Jr.
Also surviving are her children, Sean and Joshua Colmenar, Audrianna Reaver; step-daughter, Marlayna Reaver; two brothers, Kevin and Kyle Ricketts and one step-brother, Kenny Malone, III.
The family will be receiving friends on Sunday December 28, from 1-3 & 6-8 PM at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd. (Rt. 109), Barnesville, MD, where funeral services will be held on Monday December 29 at 11 AM.
Interment will follow in Monocacy Cemetery, Beallsville, MD.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the family to offset any expenses.

 

 

Nina Josephine Terrill

Nina Josephine Terrill, 88, of Bethesda, died on December 9, 2014.
Services are private.

 

 

Gary A. Caldwell

Gary A. Caldwell, 69, of Clarksburg, MD died on December 4, 2014.
He was the loving husband of Connie Caldwell, beloved father of Charles A. and Carter Caldwell and grandfather to Kody Caldwell.
Gary loved to golf, especially with his brother-in-law Anthony Lopresti, dancing and spending time with his grandson Kody.
The family will receive friends on Sunday December 7 from 2-4 PM at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd. (Rt. 109), Barnesville, MD.

 

 

Ina M. Oden

Ina M. Oden, 85, of Germantown, died on December 1, 2014.
She was the wife of the late Arthur Lee Oden, Sr.
Born on February 7, 1929 in Maryland, she was the daughter of the late Richard and Cora (Swondel) Mills.
Surviving are her children, Mary Jane Fuselier, James Richard Oden, Reginald King Oden, Edna Lucile Oden Knott and two brothers, Delbert and James Mills.
Ina was loved by her many grandchildren and great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one son, Arthur Lee Oden, Jr. and three sisters, Frances Hottinger, Sally Rich and Ruth Mills.
The family will be receiving friends on Thursday December 4 from 5-8pm at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd. (Rt. 109), Barnesville, MD, where funeral services will be held on Friday December 5 at 11 am.
Interment will follow in St. Luke's Cemetery, Derwood, MD.

 

 

 

Judith K. Benson


Judith K. Benson, 86, of Dickerson, MD, formerly of Frederick, MD, died on Saturday November 29, 2014.
Born on March 15, 1928, in Gaithersburg, MD, she was the daughter of the late Vernon and Mabel (Lawson) Kephart.
Judith was retired from Montgomery County Schools as a librarian after many years of service.
Surviving is her husband, Harrison "Gene" Benson; two sons, Thomas and Michael Benson; one sister, Eleanor Benson; two brothers, Reginald and George Kephart; five grandchildren, Andrew Benson, Jamie Krute, Christina and Jim Minks, Anna Meadors and one great grandson, Wyatt Henry Krute.
Judith was preceded in death by one son, Douglas Benson and one brother, Jack Kephart, Sr.
The family will receive friends from 10am - 12 noon on Thursday, December 4, 2014 at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd. (Rt. 109), Barnesville, MD (hiltonfh.com). Funeral services will follow the visitation and begin at 12 noon.
Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Cancer Society (cancer.org)

 

 

 

John Briscoe

John Briscoe, 66, of Poolesville, died on November 12, 2014.
Services private.
See the Monocacy Monocle article dated October 10, 2014 entitled "Poolesville Man Wins 2014 Stockholm Water Prize".

 

 

Elizabeth C. Bassett

Elizabeth "Betty" C. Bassett, 77, of Poolesville, MD, on November 10, 2014.
Loving wife of Leo J. Bassett.
Surviving besides her husband are her children, Brian and Mark Dawson; grandchildren, Brian Dawson, Jr., Amanda Cassell and husband Nolan, Brooke Syndor and husband JP; great grandchildren, Ryden, Oliver and Vava; step children, Leo J. Bassett, Jr and partner Karyn Seymour, Victoria Clyne and husband Ken; step grandchildren, Caroline and Eric Clyne.
Betty was proceeded in death by one son, Denny Dawson.
The family will be receiving friends on Thursday November 13 from 1-3 and 6-8 PM at the Our Lady of the Presentation Catholic Church, 17230 Tom Fox Ave., Poolesville, MD, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday November 14 at 10:00 AM.
Interment will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Silver Spring, MD.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to a charity of your choice in Betty's name.

 

 

Thomas E. Post

Thomas Edward Post, 85, of Germantown, MD died peacefully on October 30, 2014 at Charlotte Hall Veteran's Home in Charlotte Hall, MD. He is survived by two children, Lawrence (Larry) Jeffrey Post and Jennifer Wynne Suess, and his grandson, Brenden Suess. At the gravesite he will join his wife of 40 years, Vivian Almira Post who passed away in 1995. Born on May 6, 1929 in New York City, Mr. Post lived in various states along the East Coast, moving to Lancaster, PA to attend McCaskey High School. He graduated in 1948 and soon after joined the United States Marine Corps. He served 20 years, including being stationed in Japan for the duration of the Korean War. He met his wife, Vivian when he was on leave visiting Baltimore and they soon became engaged and married in November of 1956. He then did another tour of Japan, finishing his military career as a Gunnery Sergeant training troops at Parris Island, SC, where he started a family. After retiring from the military, he attended University of Maryland and received his undergraduate degree so that he could teach geography in the Arlington County School System. The family lived in Arlington for 8 years, moving to his family home and property on Berryville Road in 1972, where Mr. Post finished out his teaching career and resided up to April of this year.
Graveside services with Military Honors will take place at 2:00 PM on Tuesday November 4, 2014 at the Darnestown Presbyterian Church Cemetery, 15120 Turkey Foot Road, Gaithersburg, MD. The family would like to thank Mr. Post's dedicated caretakers Kunzang Drolma (KD), William Rowe (Jampal), Jonas Horner and his mom, Barbara Haddon (Megan). In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in honor of Thomas Post to the following organizations: Cornerstone Montgomery, Inc. (formerly St. Luke's House) 6040 Southport Drive, Bethesda, MD 20814 or NAMI Montgomery County (Thrift Shop), 11718 Parklawn Drive, Rockville, MD 20885 or Kunzang Palyul Chöling (KPC) PO Box 88, Poolesville, MD 20837.

 

 

Junior L. Catron

Junior Legard Catron, 83, of Frederick, MD, lost his courageous battle with cancer on October 28, 2014.
He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Phyllis Staley Catron. Born on June 12, 1931 in Chatham Hill, VA, he was a son of the late Martin Luther Catron and Myrtle Marie Catron Williams. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and proudly served from 1951 until his medical discharge in 1960. He was then employed by M-NCPPC for 33 years as a small-engine mechanic until his retirement in 1993. He was a hard-working man who took pride in everything he did and would do anything for anybody. He especially enjoyed family reunions and trips back to the mountains near Marion, VA. He also liked fixing things, gardening, woodworking, and antique car shows. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Wayne Catron (Carolyn) of Sabillasville; two daughters, Sharon Catron (Rick) of Frederick and Carol Wallace of Middletown; and two grandchildren, Jon Miller (Kelsey) of Brunswick and Jessi Wallace of Middletown. In addition, he is survived by one brother, Delter Catron of Martinsburg, WV, and two sisters, Jerlean Eader of Poolesville, MD and Cathern Maus of Boonsboro, MD. He was predeceased by a brother Raymond Catron, and two sisters Mildred Cullop and Dorothy Woods. The family will receive friends from 3 to 6 pm on Sunday, November 2, 2014 at Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Road, Barnesville, MD. Funeral services will be held at 1 pm on Monday, November 3, 2014 at Boyds Presbyterian Church, 19901 White Ground Road, Boyds, MD. Pastor Eyde Mabanglo will officiate. Interment will immediately follow in the Church cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jon Miller, Mark Lewis, Delter Cullop, Chuck Eader, Marty Eader, and Mike Maus. The family would like to thank Dr. Eric Bush and Kline Hospice House for his care. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made directly to Kline Hospice House, 7000 Kimmel Rd, Mount Airy, MD 21771, or to Hospice of Frederick County, PO Box 1799, Frederick, MD 21702.


 

 

Mary Catherine B. Souder

Mary Catherine B. "Bea" Souder, 86, of Poolesville, Maryland passed away Tuesday October 14th, 2014 at Bedford Court assisted living in Silver Spring, Md.
She was born February 3, 1928 in Madera, Pa., the daughter of the late Emory and Catherine Daugherty Skonier.
Bea was employed by AT&T Communications and retired after 20 years of service. She was a member of Our Lady of the Presentation Catholic Church in Poolesville and a former member of St. Timothy's Catholic Church in Walkersville, Md.
Mrs. Souder is survived by her sons Michael W. Souder (Robin) of Poolesville; David G. Souder (Joe) of Thurmont; one sister Jeanne Carter (Ken) of Ohio; 3 grandchildren, Alicia Krauss, Stephanie Hunter and Justin Souder; 2 great-children, Aiden and Cameron Krauss and many beloved nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Welling (Buck) Souder; stepfather John A. Shimmel; two sisters Barbara McMackin and Shirley Desso; four brothers Bernard, Albert, Gilbert and Thomas Shimmel and a sister Margaret Skonier.
The family will be receiving friends on Thursday October 16 from 3-5 and 7-9 pm at the Hilton Funeral Home 22111 Beallsville Rd. (Rt. 109), Barnesville, Md.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 am on Friday October 17 at Our Lady of the Presentation Catholic Church, 17230 Tom Fox Ave., Poolesville, Md. Interment to follow at Resthaven Memorial Gardens in Frederick, Md.

 

 

John W. Donaldson, Sr.

John W. Donaldson, Sr., 88, of Dickerson, MD, passed away on Tuesday October 7, 2014 at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital in Rockville, MD.
He was the husband of Emma Pauline Donaldson.
Born on May 3, 1926 in Front Royal, VA, he was the son of the late Andrew Leroy and Rebecca (Sutphin) Donaldson.
Surviving besides his wife are his two sons, John W. Donaldson, Jr. and Bradley L. Donaldson; one brother, Frank Donaldson; five grandchildren, John W., III, Trevor, Joleane, Andrew, Katherine and eight great grandchildren.
Services are private.

 

 

 

Jacob "Jake" R. Jesuitas

Jacob "Jake" R. Jesuitas, 17, of Poolesville, MD.
Son of John and Stacey Jesuitas, brother of Nicolas, grandson of Robert and Dorothy Renne and Purie Jesuitas and Ray Miranda.
The family will be receiving friends on Saturday October 4th from 12 noon to 1 P.M. at the Poolesville Baptist Church, 17550 West Willard Road, Poolesville. Funeral services will begin at 1 P.M.
A cremation will follow.

 

 

 


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