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William Howell Graf

Died peacefully on Tuesday, August 5, 2014. Bill, as he was known to friends and family, was born in Elmsford, New York November 2, 1928 to Maximillian Joseph and Eva Viola Graf. He is survived by his sister Babara Pratt, his brother Max J. Graf, III, his brother and sister-in-law Charles and Audrey Graf, his four children, Jennie Broadwell, Bill Graf, Jr., Kim DiBiasio and Mary Logan, their respective spouses Ed Broadwell, Kate Graf, Mark DiBiasio, and Tom Logan, as well as his 9 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. He spent his life building and improving homes in the area where he lived, and devoted years of his time in support of the Boyds Presbyterian Church as a member and trustee and in this way touched many, many people of the community.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial service at 2:00 p.m. at Boyds Presbyterian Church, Saturday, August 23, 2014, 19901 White Ground Road, Boyds, Maryland, with a graveside service to follow. In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to be made in his name to the Boyds Presbyterian Church.

 

 

 

John William Shawver

John W. Shawver, 65, of Dickerson, MD, died on August 1, 1014.
Born on September 14, 1948 in Frederick, MD he was the son of the late Audry J. and Carrie (Steele) Shawver, Sr.
Surviving are his two brothers, Audry J. Shawver, Jr. of Dickerson, Charles F. Shawver of Frederick and one sister, Barbara A. Edwards of New York.
Inurnment will take place at a later date in Arlington National Cemetery.

 

 

 

John Burdette

John (Teeny) Burdette, 81, of Kearneysville, WV, loving husband of Edith Burdette died peacefully on Sunday, July 27, 2014. Born in Boyds, MD, on April 25, 1933, he was the son of the late Kenneth N. and Alice N. Burdette. Besides his wife he is survived by his four children; Deb Burdette (Wendy Tresselt), Linda Brenner (Kenneth), Kimmy Burdette (Jeff Fogle), Tony Burdette (Lisa); two step children, Jr. Coeburn (Lynn), Darrell Huffman(Angie); his first wife Margie Hickman; one brother, Samuel Burdette; two sisters, Bertha (Sissy) LaFleur, and Louise Fritz. He was a loving grandfather to six grandchildren Amanda and Ashley Paxton, Samantha Brenner, Bryan Burdette, Natalie and Ian Rhoades; one great-granddaughter, Aubrey Jones; three step grandchildren Jimmy and Elizabeth Coeburn, Brian Coeburn and two step great-grandchildren, Tyler and Jessica Coeburn.
He was preceded in death by one step-son, Michael Lawrence, sisters, Ruth Cantler, Eleanor Pullen, one brother, Kenneth E. Burdette.
The family will be accepting friends Wednesday, July 30th from 2-4 and 6-8 pm, Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd. (Rt. 109), Barnesville, MD 20838, where services will be held on Thursday July 31st at 1:00 pm. Interment will follow at the Boyds Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Boyds MD

 

 

Ruby C. Kaelin

Ruby C. Kaelin, 98, of Rockville, MD on July 15, 2014.
Wife of the late Norbert E. Kaelin, Sr.,; mother of Norbert Kaelin, Jr. (Helen), Tania Thompson (Eldon), Richard Kaelin (Margaret), Judith Albrecht (William), Larry Kaelin (Donna), Karen Ricucci (David), Philip Kaelin (Teresa), Cherrie Collins (Ronald), Karen Kaelin Hosinski; sister of Donald Clayton, Mildred Warwick; grandmother of 24 and great grandmother of 37.
Ruby was preceded in death by two sisters and one brother.
The family is receiving friends from 9:30 to 11:00 am on Saturday July 19 at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 520 Veirs Mill Rd., Rockville, MD where a Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 am.
Interment will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, Rockville.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Ruby's name to Montgomery Hospice, 1355 Piccard Dr #100, Rockville, MD (montgomeryhospice.org).

 

 

 

Ethleen Johnson Shifflett

Ethleen Johnson Shifflett of Flint Circle, Frederick, formerly of Germantown passed away on July 15, 2014, at the home of her daughter, Virginia Mae Price, following a lengthy illness.
Mrs. Shifflett was born in Baltimore, MD, on May 23, 1926. She was the daughter of Effie Peterson and Charles Parks, both of Baltimore.
She was predeceased by her husband James Ellis Shifflett, and leaves behind a daughter Virginia Mae and husband Lawrence H. "Skip" Price, III; granddaughter Joy Lynn (Mrs. Donald Spalin) and great-grandson Axel Spalin of Easton, MD.
Private grave-side services will be held at Mt Olivet Cemetery in Frederick, MD.
Those desiring may make memorial contributions in Mrs. Shifflett's name to Frederick County Hospice, 516 Trail Avenue, PO Box 1799, Frederick, MD 21702 (hospiceoffrederick.org)

 

 

 

Martha Lee Voorhis Butler

Martha V. Butler, 75, of Poolesville, MD died on Sunday July 13, 2014 in Chevy Chase, MD.
She was the wife of the late Edward T. Butler, Jr.
Born on September 28, 1938 in Boston, MA, she was the daughter of the late Col. Nicholas R. and Virginia (Warren) Voorhis.
Martha graduated from Bethesda Chevy Chase High School in 1956, Lucy Webb Hayes School of Nursing, Washington, DC in 1959 and earned a BA from the American University in Washington, DC in 1963. She was a registered Nurse for several years and then devoted her time to her family.
She is survived by her children, Edward N. Butler (Ann) of Woodbridge, VA, John W. Butler (Lori) of Salisbury, MD, David H. Butler (Wendy) of Poolesville, MD; one brother, Nicholas R. Voorhis, Jr., of Albuquerque, NM; one sister, Virginia Butler of Media, PA; grandchildren, Emily C. and Sarah E. Butler of Salisbury, MD, Ross D. Butler of Poolesville, MD and one aunt, Nathalie W. McCulloch, of Sarasota, FL.
The family will be receiving friends on Saturday July 19 from 2-4 PM with a prayer service at 3:00 PM at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd. (Rt. 109), Barnesville, MD.
A private burial service will be held at Fort Hill Cemetery in Auburn, New York at a later date.


 

 

Helen E. Holcomb

Helen E. Holcomb, 89, of Romney, WV, died on July 12, 2014 at her residence.
She was the wife of the late Leonard Holcomb.
Born on March 4, 1925, in Bluefield, WV, she was the daughter of the late William and Roxanne (Higginbottom) Burgess.
Helen is survived by her children, Michael Holcomb and wife Pam of Urbana, MD, JoAnn Brooks and husband Raymond of Shepherdstown, WV, Judy Mae Holcomb-Chavez of Arlington, VA, Toby Rae Rhodes and husband Ralph of Frederick, MD, Carolyn L. Bigelow and husband Kevin of Harpers Ferry, WV; one brother, William Burgess; one sister, Rayma Malfe; nine grandchildren, Joy Foster, Kenny Brooks, Tracy Moore, Curtis and Chad Fisk, Katie Busick, Kristen, Nikki and Joshua Holcomb and five great grandchildren, Dakota Harrison, Chance Moore, Cierra and Chase Foster and Joseph Busick.
Helen was preceded in death by one brother, Montford Burgess.
Funeral services will be held at 3 pm on Wednesday July 16 at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd. (Rt. 109), Barnesville, MD.
Interment will follow in Monocacy Cemetery, Beallsville, MD.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to either the Wounded Warrior Project (woundedwarriorproject.org) or the American Cancer Society (cancer.org)

 

 

Sterling M. Bogley

Sterling M. Bogley, 85, of Derwood, MD on July 11, 2014.
Loving husband of Geraldine E. Bogley of 66 years.
Sterling was born February 25, 1929 in Sandy Spring, MD.
He is the beloved father of James J. (Gloria), Dennis S. (Sherry), Richard M. (Patty), Bernard D. (Bernadette) Bogley and Kimberly O. Riffle (Dave); brother of Jeanette Crockett, Joan Peek and Ronald Bogley; grandfather of 9, great grandfather of 4. He is also survived by 7 nieces and nephews and many friends.
Sterling was preceded in death by one sister, Barbara Currin.
The family is receiving friends on Tuesday July 15 from 5-8 pm at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd. (Rt. 109), Barnesville, MD, where funeral services will be held on Wednesday July 16 at 11 am.
Interment will follow in All Souls Cemetery, Germantown, MD.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to either the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (www.cff.org) or the Autism Society (www.autism-society.org/)

 

 

 

Mary F. Hayden

Mary Frances Hayden passed away peacefully on Friday, July 11, 2014 from respiratory failure at Frederick Memorial Hospital. She was 92-years-old and a long time resident of Buckingham Choice, Adamstown, Maryland. She was the daughter of Frank Hodgkin and Caroline Getty Hodgkin (maiden name Somers). Mary was a native Washingtonian and grew up on Seventh Street, NW near the intersection with Hamilton Street. She loved to tell stories about her trips to Griffith Stadium to watch the Senators play, and shopping at Ida's Department Store. She graduated from Roosevelt High School in 1941. During World War II, she worked as a secretary in the Department of War. In 1949, she married Roger Alexander Hayden, also a Washingtonian and a veteran of World War II. Shortly thereafter, they moved to Potomac, MD and, then, to a farm in Poolesville, MD. She and her husband operated Congressional Title Company for over 40 years in a location on Wisconsin Avenue in Northwest Washington just above Friendship Heights. After her husband's death in 1991, she first moved to Crestwood Village in Frederick, Maryland and then to Buckingham's Choice in Adamstown, Maryland. Mary and her family have been active members of St. Mary's Catholic Church and Shrine in Barnesville, Maryland for over 50 years. She professed to be a Baptist all of the years of her membership in the church and was known as the best "Baptist/Catholic" in the community. She received the sacrament of Confirmation at the age of 90 bringing her fully into the church. She is preceded in death by her husband, Roger Alexander Hayden, and her only sibling, Charles H. Hodgkin, who was killed on the D-Day invasion of Normandy during World War II. She is survived by her daughter Charlotte Gale Baker and Charlotte's two children Christina Baker Mauldin of Denham Springs, Louisiana and Jason Baker of Hagerstown, Maryland and two great grandchildren. Mary is also survived by her son Roger (Roddy) Alexander Hayden, II, his wife Diane, and their children Caroline Jean Hayden, Elizabeth Mary Hayden and Roger (Alex) Alexander Hayden, III of Poolesville, Maryland. A viewing will be held from 6:00 - 8:00pm on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville, Rd., Barnesville, MD 20838. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00am on Thursday, July 17, 2014 at St. Mary's Catholic Church and Shrine, 18230 Barnesville, Rd., Barnesville, MD 20838. Interment in the church cemetery and a reception in St. Mary's pavilion will follow immediately. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Mary's Catholic Church and Shrine, P.O. Box 67, Barnesville, MD 20838.

 

 

Denise M. Morgal

Denise Marie Morgal, 59, of Poolesville, MD, passed away on Wednesday, July 9, 2014, at her home, after an 8 month battle with lung cancer.
She is survived by her husband of forty-two years, David E. Morgal, Jr., two daughters, Dawn Geraci and her husband, Joe, of Keedysville, Leeanna Hopkins and her husband, Travis, of Poolesville; two sisters, Donna Arnold (her twin), of Damascus, and Debbie Mason, of Annapolis. She is also survived by her five grandchildren, Shelby & Faith Geraci, Aly, Lauren & Dylan Hopkins and mother-in-law, Mary Morgal, of Cabin John.
Denise is preceded in death by her loving parents George Thomas & Barbara Ann Bolton, and father-in-law, David E. Morgal, Sr.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Monday, July 14, 2014 at the Hilton Funeral Home at 22111 Beallsville Road, Barnesville, MD. Rev. Dean M. Miller will officiate. Interment to follow in Monocacy Cemetery, Beallsville, MD.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Upper Montgomery Volunteer Fire Department, 19801 Beallsville Rd, Beallsville, Md 20839 or Poolesville Relay for Life, team "Let's Beat It"

 

 

Manuela Bobadilla

Emanuela Bobadilla, 92, of Poolesville, died on July 3, 2014.
Family received friends on Saturday July 5 from 3-8 PM with prayer services held at 6 PM at the funeral home.
Father Kevin O'Reilly of St. Mary's, Barnesville officiated.

 

 

 

Raymond Lloyd Grubb

Raymond Lloyd Grubb, 98, of Frederick, MD, formerly of Poolesville, MD died on June 29, 2014 at Homewood in Frederick.
He was the husband of the late Thelma (Harvey) Grubb. They were married for 70 years when she passed in 2012.
Born on December 22, 1915 in Poolesville, he was the son of the late Harry and Bettie (Padgett) Grubb.
Lloyd graduated from Poolesville High School in 1936, married Thelma in 1942 and worked at the Bethesda Naval Hospital Supply Department from 1945-1977. Lloyd also owned a barber shop in Poolesville for more than 20 years. He always said if he could not remember your face he could recognize a client by the back of their head.
Surviving is one daughter, Peggy Kinna and husband Larry; one daughter-in-law, Nancy Grubb-Deadrick (Robert); one sister, Ethel Shannon; four grandchildren, David Kinna (Julie), Shannon Burke (Eddie), Regina Grubb, Raymond L. Grubb, III; five great grandchildren, David Kinna, Jr., Tyler Burke, Shawn Kinna, Jenna Burke and Briana Kinna.
Lloyd was preceded in death by one son, Ray Lloyd Grubb, Jr.; two brothers, Edgar and Harold "Pap" and two sisters, Dorothy and Betty.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday July 2 from 5-8 pm at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd. (Rt. 109), Barnesville, MD.
Funeral services will be held at 11 am on Thursday July 3 at the Memorial United Methodist Church, 17821 Elgin Road, P.O. Box 358, Poolesville, MD 20837.
Interment will follow in Monocacy Cemetery, Beallsville, MD.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Lloyd's name to the church or the Upper Montgomery County Volunteer Fire Department, 19801 Beallsville Road, Beallsville, Maryland 20839

 

 

Richard V. Chisholm

Richard Chisholm, 90, of Poolesville, MD, passed away Friday, June 27th peacefully surrounded by his family. Son of Harold and Josephine, born May 25, 1924 in Boston, MA. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Virginia B Chisholm.
Richard grew up in the Boston area, graduated from Harvard Univ, served in the US Marine Corp during WWII. Distinguished himself during a 40 year career at Liberty Mutual Ins Co. His passions were bridge, photography, his garden, and tennis. He volunteered with Hospice of Montgomery County.
He is also survived by his sons Colin (Becky) of Bothell, WA; Jon (Sandy) of Frederick, MD; and Richard of Hidden Valley, CA. Grandchildren: Kelli Vaughan, Jennifer (Andrew) Karolick, Vincent, Amanda, Markus (Joy) Chisholm; and great grandchildren: Aiden, Addison Karolick. Also survived by his brother Don, Huntington Beach, CA.
Services will be held on Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at Saint Mary's Catholic Shrine, Barnesville, MD at 11:00 AM. In lieu of flowers, please send contributions to Hospice of Frederick, MD.

 

 

William H. Hagar

On Sunday, June 15, 2014, William H. Hagar of Boyds, MD; husband of the late Judith S. Hagar; father of Christina Barnhard and Deborah Hagar; brother of H. Howard Hagar, Jr. and George L. Hagar; grandfather of William Barnhard and Kelly Barnhard. Memorial service will be held at Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Road (Rt. 109), Barnesville, MD on Thursday, August 7 at 10 a.m. Inurnment will follow in Parklawn Memorial Park, 12800 Veirs Mill Road, Rockville, MD at 12:00 p.m.

 

 

Bart Green

Bart Green, 88, formerly of Port Orange, Florida, died at home in The Villages, Florida, on Sunday, June 15.
Kesley Hobert (Bart) Green was born November 4, 1925, at Flat Top Mountain, West Virginia, to Spencer and Bertha Wallace Green. Bart graduated from Princeton High School, Princeton, W V., and served as a Radioman in the U.S. Navy during World War II. After the war, he received a degree in Commerce from West Virginia University in Morgantown and moved to Arlington, Va. Bart had a 30-year career at the U.S. Department of Commerce, specializing in maritime insurance. He traveled all over Europe for his job and regularly attended NATO meetings in Brussels, Belgium, his favorite city in Europe. He retired at age 55 as a Deputy Secretary of Maritime Insurance.
In his younger years, Bart was a skilled Ballroom and Mambo dancer and won several competitions in the Washington, D.C. area. He was an excellent bowler and belonged to a variety of leagues throughout his life. Bart loved history and visiting historical sites in D. C. and on the east coast. He had a wry sense of humor, always loved a good joke, and could entertain friends and family for hours with his seemingly endless repertoire of jokes and stories. Bart was a loving stepfather, uncle and grandfather who doted on the children in his life. He was everyone's favorite babysitter and often took nieces and nephews to college basketball games, on road trips, and to visit West Virginia to learn the family history. He was an avid regular at the Daytona Kennel Club for over 30 years "playing the dogs" and visiting with friends.
Bart and his wife, Marilyn, were married April 18, 1974, in Arlington, Va, and he became stepfather to Brenda. They lived for many years in Reston, Va, and in retirement relocated to Port Orange, Florida, to be near his parents and care for them.
Bart is survived by his wife of 40 years, Marilyn; stepdaughter Brenda Evans (Bob) and their sons, Benjamin and David of Ijamsvile, Md; and several nieces and nephews: Karen Kagan and her son, David Cornell, of Iowa; Brian and Donna Kagan, The Villages, Fl, and their son, Christopher ; Ward and Linda Green of North Carolina; Claire and David Brandon of, Va, and their daughter, Jennifer (Andy) of Arkansas; and Randall Green of Illinois, and his daughter, Marcie of Alabama.
Bart was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Chester and Archie, and sisters Virgie and Irene.
A private memorial service will be held at the family's convenience in West Virginia. Bart had requested that memorial gifts may be directed to Greyhound Pets of America/Daytona Beach Chapter.

 

 

Betty Jean Taylor

Betty Jean Taylor, of Beallsville, died on June 7, 2014 at Casey House Hospice in Rockville after a lengthy battle with cancer.
Born on November 7, 1954 in Baltimore, she was the daughter of the late Richard Taylor, and Betty Alice Airy of Essex, Maryland.
Surviving besides her mother is her daughter, Harmony Little and her husband Danny Little; grandson Austin Little, step-granddaughter Savannah Little and step-grandson Ryan Little; sister Nancy Taylor and brother Richard Taylor, Jr.; and special friend James Caywood. And she leaves behind her beloved dog Ginger.
Betty was a wonderful mother, grandmother, and grandmother to all children who lovingly called her "Miss Betty". She enjoyed gardening, crafts, sewing, and reading.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, June 18 at 11 a.m. at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Road, Barnesville, Maryland. Friends and family are invited to a luncheon at Harmony Little's home in Beallsville following inurnment at Monocacy Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a gift of money to help defray funeral expenses.

 

 

 

Barry "Sal" J. Salpino

Barry "Sal" J. Salpino, 67, of Poolesville, died on June 5, 2014 at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda.
He was the loving husband of Patty Salpino.
Born on October 1, 1946 in Altoona, PA, he was the son of the late Anthony J. and Marie (Biel) Salpino.
Sal was involved in the American Legion and helped coach MSI soccer, little league baseball and basketball.
Surviving besides his wife is one daughter, Erica M. Salpino; one brother, Anthony J. Salpino, Jr. and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by one son, Christopher J. Salpino.
The family will be receiving friends on Friday June 13th from 1-3 and 6-8 pm at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd., Barnesville, MD where funeral services will be held on Saturday June 14th at 11 am.
Flowers are welcome at the funeral home or donations may be made to the Poplar Springs Animal Sanctuary http://www.animalsanctuary.org

 

 

Patricia Webb Ahearn

Patricia Webb Ahearn, (76). On May 27, 2014, passed away at home in Dickerson, surrounded by family. Beloved wife of Allen Ahearn for 55 years. Loving mother of Beth Fisher (Martin), of Middletown; Sue Regan (Ralph), of Smithsburg; Allen Ahearn, Jr. (Colleen), of Douglassville, PA; and Dyanne Ryan (John), of Silver Spring.
Born in Virginia Beach June 26, 1937. Attended Northwestern High School where she co-edited the school paper and worked on the yearbooks and was a member of the Quill and Scroll Honor Society. She attended the University of Maryland. Active member in the 60's and 70's of St. Patrick's Church (Rockville) and League of Women Voters. She coached girls CYO basketball (finals once), and also coached for OBGC for many years. In 1976, co-founded with Allen the Quill & Brush, a book-and-art store in Bethesda until 1987, when the business moved to their home in Rockville. A talented artist, she studied art at Maryland School of Art and the Corcoran, and illustrated the covers for many early Q&B catalogs. Co-author with Allen of seven books on book collecting and rare book values; edited and published several small-press literary editions and hundreds of Q&B collectible-book catalogs.
Preceded in death by her parents, Guy and Fidelis McLaughlin Webb; brothers John, Robert, and Richard. In addition to her husband and children, she is survived by her brother Thomas Webb (Betty), of Dickerson; thirteen grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. She will be remembered for her fun-loving nature, quick wit, and love of a good story, whether or not it was true.
A funeral service will be held on Saturday, May 31, at 11:00 am, at St. Mary's Church in Barnesville, MD. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association or to Hospice of Frederick County.

 

 

 

Christopher Robert Billek, Sr.

Mr. Christopher Robert Billek Sr., 54, of Harpers Ferry, WV, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Friday, May 23, 2014. He was the husband of Janice (Jerrell) Billek and the beloved son of Erika Billek-Tetlow and the late William Billek. He was born in Wilkes-Barre, PA, on April 17, 1960. That day will always be remembered fondly by his mother, as it was Easter day, and the bells of the nearby church tower rang out when Chris was born.
Chris always had the tenacious ability to succeed at anything he put his mind to. He was proud to own and take care of his beautiful home in Harpers Ferry and enjoyed working in the yard and tinkering on home improvement projects in his garage.
In 2004, he became the owner of Spa Man Inc., where he had many loyal customers that enjoyed his talents and called upon him often.
Chris is survived by son Christopher Jr., daughter-in-law Candice, and granddaughter Paisley Billek, of Palm Coast, FL., older brother William Billek and wife Carol, older sister Christina Bliss, younger sisters Melissa Aiello and husband Richard, and Andrea Arnold and husband Ray, as well as brother-in-law Jerry Jerrell, sister-in-law Marsha Keeler, and numerous nieces and nephews. He will also be missed by his faithful buddy, his dog Harley.
He was preceded in death by father William Billek, step-father Arthur Tetlow and mother-in-law Linda Jerrell.
The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, May 30, at Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd, Barnesville, MD 20838, where funeral services will be held on Saturday, May 31, at 10:00 a.m. Internment will immediately follow at Monocacy Cemetery in Beallsville.


 

 

Michael S. Kolb

Michael S. Kolb peacefully passed away in the early morning hours of May 24th, 2014 at Johns Hopkins
Hospital.
He was born in the small town of Souderton, PA which was no match for his thirst of adventure. He joined the Navy at the young age of 16 and traveled the world while serving our country.
He was quiet, but with a natural charm that was undeniable once you got to meet him. He was kind, loving, and sensitive as much as sensible, incredibly thoughtful, terribly funny and totally honest, loved music and had a passion for life that was only matched by his dreams.
He met his wife Monica while traveling through Cuzco in Peru. They married in 1994 and after a few years of living in the Pennsylvania area, moved to Poolesville which is where he called home since 2001.
Together they had two children, Wyatt and Josie who will forever remember him for his love and
guidance especially during the last years of his life.
He will be missed but forever loved and remembered in many hearts. Please join us in the Celebration of his life and to wish him farewell in his journey towards his heavenly home at the Hilton Funeral Home on Friday May 30th at 12:00pm. A reception will follow at the home of Eddie and Gilda Harris, 19109 Beallsville Road, Beallsville, MD 20839.
Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to the Leukemia Lymphoma Society.
In loving memory.

 

 

 

Thomas C. Walker

Thomas C. Walker, 69, of Poolesville, MD died on May 23, 2014.
He was the husband of Rosemary (Castellano) Walker.
Born on August 13, 1944 in Teaneck, NJ, he was the son of the late Samuel C. and Helen (Maves) Walker.
Surviving besides his wife are four children, Michael, David and Stefanie Walker, Leila Gale; two sisters, Mary Ellen and Judith Walker and one granddaughter, Emily Gale.
Tom was a member of the Izaak Walton League.
The family will be receiving friends on Tuesday May 27 from 1-3 and 6-8 pm at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd., Barnesville, MD where funeral services will be held on Wednesday May 28 at 2 pm.
Interment will follow in Monocacy Cemetery, Beallsville, MD.

 

 

Shirley A. Wildman

Mrs. Shirley Arens Jackson Wildman, died May 17, 2014 at the National Lutheran Home in Rockville, MD.
Born on July 20, 1926 in Cincinnati, OH, she was the daughter of the late Harold and Emily Huber Arens.
Shirley moved to the Washington area as a bride in 1946. Mrs. Wildman was a resident of Germantown, MD for 35 years before moving to Asbury Methodist village in 1998. She worked as an accountant in the Gaithersburg, MD area for 30 years and retired from J. Daniel Rawlings, CPA firm in 1985. She then helped launch her sons' automotive repair business, Precision Auto Service in Germantown, where she was Treasurer of the corporation before retiring a second time.
She leaves behind her beloved son Mark A. Wildman and wife Mary Siegfried, as well as Cornelius H. A. and Jackie Wildman, and Andy and Robert Wildman all of Darnestown, MD.
She was preceded in death by her first husband Charles M. Jackson and daughter Carol Ann Jackson.
The family will receive friends on Thursday May 22 from 6-8 pm at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd. (Rt. 109), Barnesville, MD. 20838
Funeral services will be held at 11 am on Friday May 23 at the Boyds Presbyterian Church, 19901 White Ground Road, Boyds, MD. 20841
Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

 

 

James S. Coleman

James Stafford Coleman, 86, director of Geosciences and Engineering in the Office of Basic Energy Sciences in the Department of Energy (DOE) between 1969 and 1994, died at home in his sleep on May 16, 2014. The cause of his death was Alzheimer's disease.
He was known in the Office of Basic Energy Sciences for a droll sense of humor, thoughtfulness and a commitment to funding good science. Before working at DOE, he was part of a team at Los Alamos National Laboratory which developed a new procedure for the preparation of a pure isotope of the element americium (isotope V) as well as a useful process for the separation of americium from another element, curium. He has authored multiple scholarly articles and technical government reports. Mr. Coleman was born in Cle Elum, Washington in 1928. He graduated from a small high school in Palouse, Washington and served in the Army during the Korean War. He obtained a degree with distinction from the then state college of Washington. His doctorate from M.I.T. was in physical chemistry. As a colleague wrote about him, " I believe that the world of science is a better place because you were a part of it." He was also a member of the Forestry Board , the American Chestnut Foundation, the Montgomery County Master Gardeners, Boyds Civic Association, Boyds Presbyterian Church and the Sugarloaf Citizens Association. He was an active Montgomery County, Maryland resident.
He is survived by his wife Peg Coleman; children, Susan Ewing, Ann Stevenson, Sarah Bivins, Robert Bivins, Terry Hatch, David Coleman; one sister, Annabelle Decker; 12 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at Boyds Presbyterian Church on June 7th at 2PM.

 

 

 

 

John Michael Whalen

John Michael Whalen, 62, went to be with our Lord on May 15, 2014 at Montgomery General Hospital.
He was the husband of Denise Whalen.
Born in Olney, MD on January 10, 1952, he was the son of the late Douglas D. Sr. and Dorothy M Whalen.
He is survived by siblings Peggy Clark (Gary), Helen Kaelin (Norbie), Dorothy Snyder (John), Joyce McEflish (Jack), and Dougie Whalen (Barbara); 3 step-sons, Brian Rectanus (Heather), Michael Rectanus (Melissa), and John Rectanus (April); step-grandchildren Lucian, Kelsey, Nate, Jessica, Jamison, Abby, Bryce and Andrew Rectanus.
A Memorial Celebration will be held at 2 pm on Thursday May 22, 2014 at the Winfield Bible Chapel, 5407 Woodbine Road, Woodbine, MD 21797.
In lieu of flowers please make donations to American Cancer Society (www.cancer.org).


 

 

 

Edna Stowers

Edna May Stowers, 103, died on May 15, 2014 at Glade Valley Nursing Center.
She was the wife of the late Charles Wade Stowers, whom predeceased her in August 1979.
Born in Park Mills, MD on August 27, 1910, she was the daughter of the late William G. and Bettie (Harding) Warfield.
She is survived by 2 sons, Charles W. Stowers, Jr. and wife Sandra of Austin, KY, Thomas W. Stowers and wife Joan of Adamstown, MD; one brother, Warren Warfield of Dickerson, MD; two sisters, Doris Hough and husband Jack of Comus, MD, Betty dunlap of Martinsburg, WV; two grandsons, Thomas W. Stowers, Jr. and wife Kathy of Jefferson, MD, step-grandson Jason Goldsbourogh and fiancé Ashley of Clarksburg, MD; one great grandson, Wade Stowers of Jefferson, MD; one step-great granddaughter Amy Buchanan and husband Caleb of Essex, MD.
The family would like to especially thank the Glade Valley Nursing Center's staff and nurses for their care and compassion for Edna.
The family will receive friends for 6-8 pm on Sunday May 18, 2014 at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd. (Rt. 109), Barnesville, MD where funeral services will be held on Monday May 19 at 11 am.
Interment will follow in Monocacy Cemetery, Beallsville, MD.
The Rev. Timothy May will be officiating the service.
In lieu of flowers please make donations to Glade Valley Nursing Center or Hospice of Frederick County.

 

 

 

Phillip Travis Weigner

Phillip Travis Weigner, peacefully passed away in his home surrounded by family members on May 12, 2014, following a three-year battle with Neuroblastoma - a childhood cancer. He was born at Fort Belvoir, Virginia on April 29, 1990 to Timothy and Kimberly Weigner. Born into a military family, Phillip was blessed with the opportunity to travel and live in many places, but it was Poolesville where the family ended up calling home. Growing up, Phillip enjoyed life outside, to include snowboarding, hiking, camping, outdoor photography, and driving his Jeep around the surrounding counties. Phillip was active in Boy Scouts and attained the rank of Eagle Scout. Phillip served in many leadership positions (to include Senior Patrol Leader) within Troop 496 of Poolesville, served as a camp counselor at Heritage Scout Reservation in Pennsylvania, and participated in many high adventure treks - including two crew treks at Philmont Scout Reservations and one to the Adirondacks with many of his friends. His Eagle project to the community was painting all the blue blaze markers on the Blue Trail at Sugarloaf Mountain located in Upper Montgomery County, Maryland. Phillip is a graduate of the Poolesville High School Class of 2008. During Phillip's battle with cancer, he was commonly seen wearing a Superman t-shirt, sweatshirt, or knit cap. The image of the Red "S" represented the superpowers of the love and support from within and his family, friends and care staff of Johns Hopkins Children's Hospital. Through his kind heart and endless compassion to others, Phillip gave back to other kids being treated at Johns Hopkins Pediatric Oncology by donating Superman t-shirts and sweaters to other patients. He loved taking his favorite sour candies to the oncology clinic for other kids to combat the foul taste of chemotherapy. Phillip is survived by his father, Timothy; mother, Kimberly; brother, Nicholas; grandmother, Anne Weigner; many cousins, uncles and aunts; and his beloved pets. Phillip was preceded in death by his grandfather Leon (Pops) Weigner, Uncle Jim Weigner, Aunt Kimberly (Weigner) Dove, and grandma Hyson Sherer. A Celebration of Life will be planned in his honor. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations may be made either to the Children's Neuroblastoma Cancer Foundation (CNCF), 360 W. Schick Rd., Suite 23, # 211, Bloomingdale, IL 60108; or through blood donation to support the many children battling cancer who require blood as part of their treatments.

 

 

 

Laura T. Novotny

Laura Thompson Novotny, 48, died of heart complications, on Sunday, May 11, 2014 at York Hospital in PA. Her family and close friends were with her at the time of her death. Laura was born on June 27, 1965 in Washington, D.C. She was the oldest child of Frank (Carol) Thompson of PA and Janet (Mike) Bonner of NC. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, most recently her maternal grandmother who died two weeks before Laura's death. She is survived by sons, Kai and Silas Novotny, and beloved friend, Tim Buttner, all of Fairfield, PA. Also surviving are her sisters Kristin Coposky of Point of Rocks, MD, Heather Russell of Baltimore, MD, Christina Bonner of Frederick, MD, and her brothers, Jason Thompson of Frederick, MD, Kent McBride of Morgantown, WV and Patrick McBride of Edmond, OK. She was a special and much loved aunt to Quay, Allison, Brianna, and Jessica Coposky, Cassidy and Jenna Thompson, Sage and Zander vonMarko, Violet Russell, and Adrian Smith, and a special friend to Laura Bannon and Tina White. Her death leaves a hole in our hearts.
A memorial service will be held at Kemptown Park on Kemptown Church Road near Damascus, MD on Monday, May 19 at 11:30 a.m. A time of food and celebration of Laura's life will follow. Please bring lawn chairs and a dish to share. Burial will be private.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a gift of money for a scholarship fund for Kai and Silas Novotny. Checks may be sent to Janet Bonner, 203 Gardner Point Drive, Stony Point, NC 28678.

 

 

Kathleen "Kitty" L. Watson

Kathleen "Kitty" Lorraine Watson, of Poolesville, MD, was called to heaven to be with her daughter Priscilla, on May 4, 2014 at her home surrounded by family.
Born on August 22, 1956 in Takoma Park, MD, she was the daughter of Ray Douglas, Sr. and Eleaner Douglas.
Surviving besides her parents is her loving husband Johnny Watson; daughters Lydia Watson, Amanda Gaither; grandchildren, Austin, Arianna, Payden and Bella.
She was a devoted wife, daughter, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend.
The family will greet friends from 11:00 AM - 12:00 noon on Thursday May 8 at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd. (Rt. 109), Barnesville, MD, where funeral services will be held at 12 noon.
Interment will follow the funeral service in Monocacy Cemetery, Beallsville, MD.
Following the interment a reception will be held at 19816 Spurrier Ave., Poolesville, MD.


 

 

 

Mary G. Kitterman

Mary Linda Graves Kitterman of Germantown, MD went to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, April 27, 2014 at her home surrounded by family. Born on February 25, 1920 in Washington, D.C., she was a daughter of the late Roy R Graves and Margaret Grace Smith Graves. She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, John Wellington Kitterman and elder brother, Robert Graves. Surviving are sisters, Margaret Pryor of Richmond, VA, Eleanor Kitterman of Frederick, MD, and brother, Ralph Graves, of Visalia, CA; daughters, Janet (Mike) Bonner of Stony Point, NC, Patty (Richard) Charles of Statesville, NC, Judy (Daniel) Leaman of Germantown, MD, and Linda Kitterman of Palisade, CO.; grandchildren, Laura Novotny, Kristin Coposky, Jason Thompson, Heather (Daniel) Russell, Chrissy Bonner, Jennifer (Brian) Czarniak, Amanda (Shawn) Charles, and Julie (Matthew) Charles, and 20 great grandchildren. She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She loved the Lord, singing praises to Him - right up to the end.
The family will greet friends from 11:30 to 12:30 on Monday, May 5 at Church of the Redeemer, south entrance, in Gaithersburg, MD. A memorial service celebrating her life will be held at the church immediately following the visitation. Burial will be private.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to Montgomery Hospice at 1355 Piccard Drive, Rockville, MD 20850, Church of the Redeemer, 19425 Woodfield Rd, Gaithersburg, MD or Good News Jail and Prison Ministry, 1307 Seven Locks Rd, Rockville, MD 20854.


 

 

Ronald 'Ron" W. Luther

Ronald "Ron" W. Luther, 75, of Poolesville, died on April 26, 2014.
He was the loving husband of Margaret Ann Luther.
Born on April 6, 1939, in Scranton, PA, he was the son of the late Willis and Emma R. (Jacob) Luther.
Ron was member of the Fourth Presbyterian Church, Bethesda, MD, where he was a choir member for 36 yrs., church mentor for engaged and seriously dating couples for 12 yrs., a volunteer to WUMCO for 12 yrs. And a Red Cross volunteer for 25 yrs. He served on the Board of Elections for the town of Poolesville and in early 1971 started the first baseball team for 8yr olds with the help of local business men, thus naming the team the "Poolesville Merchants".
Ron served his country in the United States Air Force.
Surviving besides his wife is one son, Charles Allen Luther (Brenda) of Dallas, GA; two daughters, Susan Diane Stackhouse (Mark) of Ball Ground, GA, Rebecca Ann Mason (Troy) of Germantown, MD; six grandchildren, Corbin Luther, Sami Stackhouse, Brooks Luther, Bret Luther, Trey Mason and Trent Mason.
The family will be receiving friends on Wednesday April 30 from 3-8 PM at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd. (Rt. 109), Barnesville, MD.
Funeral services will be held at 11 AM on Thursday May 1 at the Fourth Presbyterian Church, 5500 River Rd., Bethesda, MD 20816.
Interment following the funeral service is private.
In lieu of flowers the family suggest donations be made in Ron's name to WUMCO, P.O. Box 247, Poolesville, MD 20837.

 

 

William "Bill" R. Poole, Sr.

William "Bill" R. Poole, Sr., 80, of Poolesville, MD died on April 25, 2014.
He was the husband of the late Jane C. (Burdette) Poole.
Born on December 12, 1933 in Poolesville, he was the son of the late Francis M. and M. Virginia (Young) Poole.
Bill proudly served in the US Army from 1951-1953 attaining the rank of Staff Sergeant, was former Grand Noble of the International Order of Odd Fellows #97, former Commander of the American Legion Post 247 and former President of the Clark Griffith Little League.
Surviving are three sons, Joseph K. Poole of Poolesville, Ronald C. Poole and wife Karen of Frederick, MD, William R. Poole and wife Leslee of Damascus, MD; one sister, Mary F. Woodfield of Rockville, MD; one brother, Lenwood H. Poole of Georgia; four grandchildren, Shannon Adams, Katharine Spain, Kara Poole and Christopher Poole.
Bill was preceded in death by two brothers, Charles L. Poole, Francis R. Poole and one sister, Anna M. Poole.
The family will be receiving friends on Tuesday April 29 from 1-3 and 6-8 PM at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd. (Rt. 109), Barnesville, MD.
Funeral services will be held at 11 AM on Wednesday April 30 at the Memorial United Methodist Church, 17821 Elgin Rd., Poolesville.
Interment will follow in Neelsville Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Germantown, MD.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Heart Association (heart.org) or America Cancer Society (cancer.org).

 

 

 

Alexander C. Pike

Alexander C. Pike, 83, of Washington, DC, died on April 25, 2014.
Services private.

 

LaRue E. Jett

LaRue E. Jett, 87, of Olney, MD died on April 11, 2014.
She was the wife of the late Vernon L. Jett.
Born on February 26, 1927 in Altoona, PA, she was the daughter of the late Roy and Viola Irvin.
Surviving is one son, Rodney Jett and 3 grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one daughter, Sheila Koval and one sister, Evelyn Blakeley.
There are no services scheduled at this time.

 

 

Genevieve U. Santucci

Genevieve "Jenny" U. Santucci, 91, of Poolesville, MD, peacefully passed away at home on April 9, 2014. Daughter of Manuel and Elizabeth (Parsley) DeMeza. Beloved mother of Daniel and Bryan Santucci, Joyce McCartin, Arlene (Peg) Leonard, Jennine Cornell; Sister of John DeMeza, Marguerite Smead; grandmother of 19 and great grandmother of 23. Jenny was preceded in death by one son, Gary Santucci, one Grand Daughter, Denise Leonard LeGrand
5 brothers and 1 sister.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 AM on Monday April 14 at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 18230 Barnesville Rd., Barnesville, MD.
Inurnment will follow in the church cemetery.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Montgomery Hospice, 1355 Piccard Drive, Suite 100, Rockville, MD 20850 (www.montgomeryhospice.org)

 

 

William "Bill" Roberts


William Joseph Roberts, of Poolesville, MD, passed away on April 2nd, following a long battle with brain cancer. He was born in Washington, DC on January 8th, 1956 to Russell Roberts and Dodie Roberts. He grew up the youngest of three brothers, often working with them for his father on golf courses. He attended Gaithersburg High School and received his BA from Allegheny College in 1977 and his Juris Doctorate from Catholic University in 1981. He married his high school sweetheart, Lisa Maria Engborg, in 1977, and they lived together in Darnestown, MD, before moving to Poolesville, where he built a home, in 1983. Bill (or Billy Joe), as his friends called him, was an attorney by trade, and a member of the American Bar Association since 1981. He formed his own private practice in 1986 in Poolesville, so that he was never far from home. Bill was also involved in the Barnesville School community, where he served on the Board of Directors and in 1987 received a Distinguished Service Award for his dedication. He served as President of the Poolesville Area Chamber of Commerce from 1990 to 1991 and was honored by the Council of Chambers of Montgomery County in 1991 for outstanding contributions to the business community of Poolesville. That same year he received a governor's citation for impressive commitment to the people of Montgomery County, contributing to a strong and productive economic climate for Maryland, as demonstrated by his quality business practices and record of caring and community service, which earned him the respect of his peers and the public at large. He represented the Sugarloaf Citizens Association and the town of Barnesville for whom he fought valiantly in protecting the integrity of the Montgomery County Agricultural Reserve and preserving the beautiful landscape of Upper Western Montgomery County. He represented the town of Washington Grove, which, in 2011, recognized that without his "untiring efforts, focus, and advice…the town would not have been able to protect [their] historic nature." In addition to his work for local municipalities, Bill served as Hearing Examiner for the Montgomery County Board of Education for many years. In 2013, he received an AV Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell, a testament to the fact that his peers ranked him at the highest level of professional excellence. Above all else, Bill was a loving husband and father, and took great pride in all that he did. Never one to shy away from a challenge, he built his family's home with his own two hands and was always striving for improvement. An avid fan of the outdoors, nary a day went by where he would not be seen mowing the grass, chopping firewood, or finding a reason to get on a tractor to accomplish a chore. He loved the Outer Banks of North Carolina where he and his family shared many cherished memories. His work ethic was infectious, inspiring all those with whom he interacted. Bill is survived by his wife, Lisa; his daughter, Sarah; his son, William Jr.; his two brothers, Jack (Joyce) and Jimmy (Donna); his brother-in-law Rick (Becky), his three nieces Amy, Amanda, and Jessica, and his two loyal golden retrievers, Kobe and Grace, all of whom he loved dearly. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made the to "Rhodes Runners for Life" team at the Angels Among Us Walk to benefit the Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center at Duke University (AngelsAmongUs) A memorial service will be held to celebrate his life at 11:00 am on Saturday, April 12th, at Poolesville Presbyterian Church, 17800 Elgin Rd., Poolesville, MD.

 

 

Richard "Dick" Morningstar

Richard "Dick" Morningstar, 82, of Poolesville, MD, died on April 1, 2014. He was the husband of Nancy Morningstar. Dick and Nancy were married in December, 1961 in Poolesville and were married for 52 loving years.
Born on May 28, 1931 in Poolesville, MD, he was the son of the late Murrel Jesse Morningstar and Emma Marie Julia (Reich) Morningstar.
Dick was the father of Julia Bellet and son-in-law Marc, of Charlotte, NC, and Patrick Morningstar and daughter-in-law Karri, of Poolesville, Md.; grandfather of Blair, Emma, and Samuel Bellet, Kyle and Kaysie Morningstar. Brother to Dorothy Hightman (deceased), Elizabeth Morningstar (deceased) and Gerald Morningstar, sister-in-law Peggy, of Poolesville, MD. Dick was also uncle to Bramwell Hightman (Stephanie) of Bethesda, MD and 7 additional nieces and nephews.
Dick owned and operated Morningstar Welding from 1952 until his son, Patrick, assumed management of the business in recent years. Morningstar Welding has been a family owned business operating in the same location of Poolesville, Maryland for 94 years. "The Shop", as it is locally known, is the oldest continuously run business in the town of Poolesville. Morningstar Welding was formally Morningstar Blacksmith Shop. Dick's father, Murrel "Mike" Morningstar opened the blacksmith shop at 17612 Elgin Road in 1920. The original building was a weatherboard building later rebuilt in 1947 to a cinder block building which is still in use today. Murrel was the town smithy and mainly based his income on farrier services, wagon and wagon wheel building. Murrel had a 9 foot square forge with a hand blower that Dick would operate for him. Dick recalls as a child having to stand on a box to crank it. Morningstar Blacksmith Shop was an integral part of the Poolesville community servicing the horses and farm equipment for many years. At Murrel's failing health and eventual death, Dick transitioned the business to meet the new needs of modern machinery.
Murrel discouraged Dick from entering the blacksmithing business as it was a hard life and a dying industry becoming one for horse racing and pleasure riders mainly. Dick saw an opportunity in the welding business and his sister, Dorothy, bought him his first welder in 1952. This welder and Murrel's anvil are surviving family relics still on the shop property today. Dick was self-taught and began primarily working on farm equipment when it was suggested he take his business on the road and enter the commercial construction business. With a name change to Morningstar Welding, in 1960 he bought his first portable welder and entered the lucrative world of erecting buildings and high rises. He was known to travel as far as Ocean City, Maryland but mainly worked within a one hundred mile radius of Poolesville. Morningstar Welding participated in the building boom in the Maryland, DC, and Northern Virginia region. He subcontracted with the largest construction companies of the tri-state area. Dick, however, never forgot the farmers and locals and always made time to fix and repair the odds and ends that came into the shop at all hours (undercharging many times, if at all). Dick was a down to earth and humble man and a much loved member of the Poolesville community as well as the construction community. He always received respect and admiration from his peers as well as his business acquaintances. Morningstar Welding did experience growth, and Dick brought in employees, including his son Patrick. He taught the trade, fair business ethics, and the rewards of hard work to many local and not so local boys. Dick, like his father, worked 10-12 hour days 6 days a week for well over half a century, and recently enjoyed retirement in sunny Florida. He handed the reins over to Patrick who continues the family business tradition today.
A private family burial will take place on Wednesday, April, 9th. Following will be an Open House at The Shop to celebrate Dick's life, 17612 Elgin Road, Poolesville, Md 20837 from 2:00pm to 6:00pm. In lieu of flowers please send donations to Tidewell Hospice, 5955 Rand Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34238 or a charity of your choice.

 

 

Sharon R. Kemp

Ms. Sharon Renee Kemp, 49, lost her battle with cancer and died peacefully in her sleep Sunday, March 30, at her home in Poolesville. Born February 21, 1965, in Cheyenne, WY, she was the third daughter of the late George M. and JoAnn Kemp. Surviving are two children, Cheyenne B. Wolitzky and Gage A. Wolitzky of Poolesville; five siblings, Diane M. Stidham (Eddie), Brian L. Kemp (Robbin), all of Poolesville; Karen L. Howell (Ralph, Jr.) of Dickerson, Susan R. Kemp of Germantown, Stephanie A. Papa (Mike) of Oakland; 16 nieces and nephews: Patrick (Barbie), Melanie, Nicolas, and Jonathan Stidham; Olivia, Colleen, Allison, and Garrett Howell; Hailey, Kaitlyn, and Jackson Kemp; John, Caroline, and Isabella Vissari; and Derek and Brandi Papaone; great niece: Annabelle Stidham. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m., Friday, April 4, at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, 18230 Barnesville Road, Barnesville MD. Celebratory luncheon will take place at the church pavilion directly following the mass. In lieu of flowers, donations are being accepted on behalf of Sharon and her children at gofundme.com


 

 

Rhonda D. Burriss

Rhonda Dale Burriss, 53, of Boyds, MD died suddenly on March 28, 2014 at her residence.
She was the wife of Matthew W. Burriss.
Born on March 31, 1960 in Olney, MD, she was the daughter of Charles J. Martin and the late Neula Bartee Covey and the granddaughter of the late Bertha Bryte Bartee.
Surviving besides her husband and father are four children, Paul D. Brown, Charles J. M. Burriss, Matthew W. Burriss, II, Amanda (Peaches) Hagan; one sister, Resha Layman, one niece Brooke Ariana Bryte Ahault and two grandchildren, Thomas Brown and Lily Hagan.
The family will be receiving friends on Friday April 4 from 1-3 and 6-8 pm at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd. (Rt. 109), Barnesville, MD.
A memorial service will be held at 11 am on Saturday April 5 at the Barnesville Baptist Church, 17917 Barnesville Rd., Barnesville.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Hilton Funeral Home to offset funeral expenses.

 

 

 

Albert E. Taylor

Albert E. Taylor, 64, of Gaithersburg, MD, died at Casey House Hospice on March 27, 2014 after a long and valiant battle with cancer.
Born on September 10, 1949 in Cheverly, MD, he was the son of the late Harry Earl and Marguerite S. Taylor.
He is survived by his devoted husband, Kenneth R. Lewis, sisters Martha Dzioba (Ed) of New Bern, NC and Nancy Bailey (Scott) of Ft. Thomas, KY as well as five nieces and two nephews and five great-nieces and six great-nephews.
A memorial service will be held at 3:00 pm Saturday, April 5, 2014 at Grace United Church of Christ, 25 East 2nd Street, Frederick, MD. grucc.com (301) 662-3312.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Al's memory to Casey Hospice House montgomeryhospice.org.


 

 

Elizabeth Martin

Mrs. Elizabeth Martin, 87, of Comus, MD, died March 27, 2014 at her residence.
She was the loving wife of Oscar Clifton Martin.
Born on November 19, 1926 in Macon, GA, she was the daughter of the late Harold and Ida (Sharp) Hilliard.
Surviving are her children, James Martin and Theresa Wohl both of Clarksburg, MD, Lawrence Martin of CA and Stephen Martin of Dickerson, MD.
She was also grandmother of eight and great grandmother of five.
There will be a private service and burial.

 

 

 

Louise Hyre

Louise Hyre, 84, of Poolesville, MD, formerly of Wheaton, MD, died on March 20, 2014.
She was the wife of the late Donald L. Hyre.
Born on June 22, 1929 in Detroit, MI, she was the daughter of the late David and Blanche (Post) Lynch.
Louise was the mother of Donetta (Fred) Swick, Kathryn (David) Swick; grandmother of Andrew (Christina) Swick, Kelly (Ted) Gardiner, Katie (Brad) Henry, Allee Swick and great grandmother of Madeline, Brady and Emelia Gardiner, Liliana, Rhett and Wyatt Swick.
The family will be receiving friends on Monday March 24 from 1-3 and 5-7 pm at the Memorial United Methodist Church, 17821 Elgin Road, Poolesville, with funeral services starting at 7 pm.
Interment will take place in Good Hope Masonic Cemetery, Good Hope, WV on Tuesday March 25 at 3:30 pm.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Montgomery Hospice, 1355 Piccard Drive, Suite 100, Rockville, MD 20850 (www.montgomeryhospice.org)

 

 

Irma M. Byrd

Irma Byrd was born Nov. 25, 1927 in Vienna, Austria; daughter of Josef and Josefine Hochmeister Jansky, and sister of Josef Jansky. Growing up in Wolkersdorf, Austria during World War II, Irma came to the U.S. in 1950 as an au pair for a U.S. military family. Here she met Edward B. Byrd of Dawsonville, MD. They married in February of 1952 and Irma became a U.S. citizen in 1957. The Byrds were married for 58 years until Ed's death in November 2010.
Irma was many things to many people and became widely known, respected and loved in her community. Through the years, people flocked to the Byrds' farm for Irma's warm hospitality, generosity and loving nature. She was a true magnet and had legions of devoted friends. While having no children of her own, Irma was a second mom and grandmother to dozens of her lucky neighbors and their children.
Irma was an active and giving member of the Darnestown Presbyterian Church for more than 50 years, and contributed in countless ways to the church and her community. Her husband Ed was a lifetime farmer in the Dawsonville-Poolesville area of Montgomery County where they raised Angus, wheat, corn and other crops on their farm. Irma worked alongside Ed in every respect and would often bottle-feed those calves born in the winter months, bringing them into the basement and giving them her own special concoction of whiskey and warm milk--which worked, she reported!
Irma's range of interests was wide--she enjoyed cooking, baking, canning, gardening, sewing (especially for the church bazaars and baby quilts for new family additions), quilting, and swimming as well as reading and current events. She was swimming and cooking up her infamous and delicious homemade rolls just a week or so before her death. During her lifetime Irma also worked as a bookkeeper for Calbiochem, a pharmaceutical company with an office in Gaithersburg during the 70s and 80s.
But her true love was Ed and the many, many loyal and wonderful friends she cultivated and cared for over the years. Hers is a place in all hearts she touched that can never be filled.
Funeral services will be held at 11 am on Tuesday March 18 at the Darnestown Presbyterian Church, 15120 Turkey Foot Road, Gaithersburg, Maryland, with friends being received one hour prior to the service.
Interment will follow on the family farm.

 

 

Elizabeth Hays Tolbert

Elizabeth Hays Tolbert, 88, of Barnesville, MD died on February 17, 2014.
She was the wife of the late Air Force Retired Colonel Samuel Harold Tolbert. Born on December 5, 1925 she was the daughter of the late Frederick and Eleanor (Ray) Hays.
Former Mayor of Barnesville, MD for three decades and past President of the Maryland Municipal League. Lib leaves a legacy of understanding people, policies, and politics. She is survived by her children; daughter Dr. Eleanor Lawrence and spouse Gary Mervak, sons Fred Sprigg Hays Tolbert and spouse Nancy Tolbert, Richard Leonard Tolbert, John Carlton Tolbert; grandchildren, Eryn Elizabeth Tolbert, Sarah Mervak Olsen, David Mervak and great granddaughters Alexa and Adriana Olsen.
Lib is also survived by her only sister, Mary White Lok and spouse Fred, and her devoted and beloved care provider Malita Nakayemb.
Family will be receiving friends on Friday February 28 from 1:00-4:00 pm and 6:00-8:00pm at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Road (Rt. 109), Barnesville, MD).
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 am on Saturday March 1 at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 18230 Barnesville Road, Barnesville, MD.
Inurnment will follow in Monocacy Cemetery, Beallsville, MD.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to: CALMRA, Inc. (a community based residential provider of homes and services to adults with cognitive disabilities), 5020 Sunnyside Avenue, Suite 206, Beltsville, MD 20705

 

 

James E. Johns

James E. Johns, 73, of Fairfield, PA, on February 12, 2014.
Husband of the late Patricia Shaw Johns, stepfather of Timothy Shaw, Traci Gravely, Richard Shaw, grandfather of 7 and great grandfather of 1.
The family will be receiving friends on Wednesday February 19 from 6-8 PM at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd. (Rt. 109), Barnesville, MD (hiltonfh.com), where funeral services will be held on Thursday February 20 at 11 am.
Interment will follow in Parklawn Cemetery, Rockville, MD.

 

 

Russell W. Rachel, Sr.

Russell Walter Rachel, Sr., 72, of Palmetto, FL, formerly of Dickerson, MD passed away on February 12, 2014 at the home of his daughter in Waynesboro, PA.
Born September 7, 1941 he was the husband of Sandra Jo Rachel for 53 years. He was the son of the late Russell and Gladys Rachel. He will be greatly missed by his dog Angel.
Besides his wife he is survived by 4 children Russell Rachel Jr. (Christen), Lisa Rachel and fiancé Glen Shew, Michaelann Day (Rick), Christopher Rachel and fiancé Karen Lemaster; eleven grandchildren, David Pike, Charles Boxall, Jessica Rachel, Courtney Rachel, James Boxall, Ricky Day Jr., Douglas Rachel, Veronica Rachel, Olivia Shew, Micki Shew and R.T. Lemaster; 7 great grandchildren, Jayce, Lucas, C.J., Parker, Emma, Baily and Bradon; 2 sisters, Anna Jane Poole of Frederick, MD and Louise Bodmer of Ijamsville, MD and numerous nieces and nephews.
Russell retired from the National Institute of Health after 32 years of service. He worked part time for the Dickerson Market and Selbys Market as a meat cutter. In Florida he had his own lawn mowing business. In his spare time he loved hunting, fishing, gardening, camping and spending time with family and friends.
We would like to thank his caregivers Ranetta, Debbie, Melissa, Norma, Pat and Trudy of the Lutheran Home Care and Hospice. A special thanks to the ladies of the Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church for our beautiful prayer shawls.
The family will be receiving friends on Monday, February 17, from 6:00-8:00 PM at Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd, Barnesville, MD, where funeral services will be held on Tuesday, February 18 at 2:00 PM.
In lieu of flowers contributions can be made the Lutheran Home Care and Hospice, 2700 Luther Dr., Chambersburg, PA 17202 or Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 240, Rouzerville, PA 17250

 

 

Billy R. Bliss

Billy Robert Bliss, 87, of Poolesville, Maryland, passed away on February 11, 2014, at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital. Born in Washington DC, he was the son of the late Francis O'Donovan Bliss and Dorothy Cole Bliss. Bill served in the U.S. Navy, and was an active member of the Upper Montgomery County Volunteer Fire Department for almost 61 years. He owned and operated Poolesville Supply Co., Inc. for 30 years, was a Nationwide Insurance agent and served as president of Banner Glass Co., Inc.
Bill was a boating enthusiast and loved spending time fishing and crabbing at his second home in Grasonville, MD. He spent many years playing softball for the UMCVFD.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Francis O. Bliss, Jr.
Bill is survived by his wife of more than 62 years, Janet Painter Bliss, and their four children, Robby Bliss (Theresa), Janell Bliss, Bonnie Golian (Ed) and Julie Thomas, as well as eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 2-5 pm on Sunday, February 16, 2014 at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd, Barnesville, MD 20838. Funeral services will be held at 11am on Monday February 17, 2014, at Poolesville Memorial United Methodist Church, 17821 Elgin Road, Poolesville, MD 20837. Interment will follow at Monocacy Cemetery, in Beallsville, MD.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Upper Montgomery County Volunteer Fire Department Inc., 19801 Beallsville Rd. Beallsville, MD 20839.

 

 

Robert "Lewis" Brooks, Sr.

Robert Lewis Brooks Sr., 74 of Poolesville, MD, peacefully passed away Tuesday, February 11, 2014 surrounded and loved by his family. Born December 26, 1939, he was the son of the late James Evan and Anna Mary (Titus) Brooks.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 47 years, Becky Brooks, son Jody Brooks, and two brothers Jimmy and Jack Brooks.
Surviving besides his girlfriend Janis Strippy are his children, Bobby Brooks and wife, Debbie, Jeff Brooks and wife, Alice, Darren Brooks and girlfriend Madison; eight grandchildren, Michael Szalay-Brooks, Alexandra Szalay-Brooks, Christopher Szalay-Brooks, Robert Brooks Ill, Ryan Brooks, Jared Brooks, Gabriella Brooks, Zachary Brooks; one great granddaughter Zoey Sneed; two sisters Helen Brooks and Joyce Nusbaum; and two brothers Donald and Raymond Brooks.
Family will be receiving friends on Saturday, February 15, from 9:00-10:45 AM at the Memorial United Methodist Church, 17821 Elgin Rd, Poolesville. Funeral services to follow at 11:00 AM. Internment in Monocacy Cemetery, Beallsville, MD.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project (woundedwarriorproject.org).

 

 

John M. Clark

John M. Clark, 69, of Germantown, died on January 31, 2014.
He was the husband of Leslie Clark.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 am on Thursday February 6 at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 18230 Barnesville Rd., Barnesville, MD.
Interment will follow in Garrison Forest Veteran's Cemetery, Owings Mills, MD.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Montgomery Hospice (montgomeryhospice.org)

 

 

 

William P. Anderson

William Potter Anderson, 81, of Gaithersburg, MD, was born in Bethesda, MD on May 27, 1932 and was called home to the arms of Jesus on January 17, 2014 after a brief illness.
He was the son of the late Mary Potter Anderson, the first public health nurse in Montgomery County and the late Otto Watson Anderson, the first Montgomery County Farm Agent.
He graduated from Gaithersburg High School and later from the University of Maryland. During his service in the Army, Bill was stationed in Germany for 3 years. After an honorable discharge in 1957 he began several entrepreneurships including Anderson & Kelly, located in Boyds, MD. Bill ran for the Montgomery County Council and the House of Delegates. As an active member in the community, Bill participated in the Farmers Club, The Farm Bureau, serving as president for 5 years, the Montgomery County Agricultural Fair, the Monocacy Lion's Club, the Tax Payers League and a former president of the Lion's Club Eye Bank. He participated in many land use and agriculture committees and served on several bank boards. He obtained his pilots license around the age of 60 and enjoyed aviation.
He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 58 years, Sue S. Anderson; his three children, Pamela and husband Ron Spadin of Poolesville, MD and their son Gavin and his wife Kathryn, daughter Mary Lu and husband Christopher Jones of Barnesville, MD and their 4 children, Emily and her husband Andrew Cuga, Marjory, Logan and Meredith, son Otto Anderson and his wife Kristy of NC and their 3 children Ava, Sophia and Farrah.
Bill also leaves two sisters, Sally Hitchcock and husband Bill and Grace Beacham and husband Bob.
The family will receive friends in honor of Bill's wonderful life on Tuesday January 21, 2014 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd. (Rt. 109) Barnesville (hiltonfh.com). Funeral services will be held at 10:30 am on Wednesday January 22, 2014 at St. Mary's Catholic Church 18230 Barnesville Rd., Barnesville. A reception will follow.
Internment will be private in Forest Oak Cemetery, Gaithersburg.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Bill's name to the American Diabetes Association (diabetes.org).

 

 

Jean T. Schultz

Jean Thomas Schultz, 88 of Poolesville, MD, died on January 11, 2014 at Country Meadows Assisted Living in Frederick, MD.
She was the loving wife of Robert C. Schultz.
Born on October 29, 1925 in Washington, DC, she was the daughter of the late Conway and Lelia (Dudley) Thomas.
Surviving besides her husband are her two daughters, Carla Schultz Toomey, Jan D. Schultz (Aaron Dodek); two grandchildren, Matthew John Toomey (Katie), Karen Toomey McCormack (Sean) and one great granddaughter, Margaret Jean Toomey.
Jean was preceded in death by one brother, Raymond Thomas.
The family will be receiving friends on Thursday January 16 from 1-3 and 6-8 pm at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd., (Rt. 109), Barnesville, MD (hiltonfh.com).
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Country Meadows Co Worker Foundation, 5955 Quinn Orchard Rd., Frederick, MD 21704 or the Montgomery County Humane Society.

 

 

Irene Johnson Walker, Volunteer, Fundraiser, 93

Irene Johnson was born in North Carolina, the daughter of Ben and Goldie Johnson. Growing up on a large farm, she loved riding ponies and horses. After graduating from high school, she went on to attend and graduate from Syracuse University. There she pursued her passion for fashion design. After graduation, became a buyer for B. Altman's in Manhattan. It was in New York that she met her future husband at an officer's club event at Delmonico's. After their wedding at St. Patrick's cathedral, they lived in Lexington, Kentucky and later moved to what would become her true home - Washington, D.C. She greatly enjoyed taking part in the cultural and social riches of this world capital. She was a founder and president of the Opera Society of Washington's scholarship program. She was an enthusiastic and active member of the Capital Speakers Club. She became President and a passionate recruiter of new members. The beneficiaries of her flare for organization and fundraising also include the Salvation Army Women's Auxiliary of Washington DC, where she created memorable events. She received a Special Award as the Garden Party Chairman in 1975. By 1988, she was presented with an Outstanding Service award during the Auxiliary's 40th anniversary. She had a special place in her heart for the needs of the children at the Salvation Army's Camp Happyland. Her list of achievements is long. She was active in the Women's Committee for the National Symphony Orchestra, the Washington International Club. The National Debutante Cotillion. She was a donor and supporter for the Children's Hospital of Washington DC. She also volunteered for the Christ Child Society of Washington DC. She was knighted to the Order of Saint Stanislaus, titled: Dame Commander, and awarded the Silver Cross of Merit for fundraising to help the St Stanislaus Priory of Maryland. Her reach was far. She was commissioned a Kentucky Colonel by the Governor of the Commonwealth of Kentucky for her many charitable activities. And for her volunteer work, she was made an Honorary Texas Citizen commissioned by The State of Texas. Prestigious honors for a southern belle. Along with her gift for inspiring others and organizing fabulous events, she enjoyed being a loving wife to her husband, the late Vincent H. Walker and being a mother and grandmother. She is survived by two daughters; Patricia Armstrong and Johnnie Walker and three granddaughters, Jacqueline Carina Onder, Margaret Walker Armstrong and Rebecca Margaret Walker Armstrong. Her last years were spent in Metuchen, New Jersey, near her family. Even in her later days she made those around her laugh with her quick wit and courageous spirit. Now she is home again, in Maryland, to rest by her husband, after a rich, generous and joyful life. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Thursday, January 16 at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church. In her memory, gifts may be sent to ATTN: Cheryl S. Lewis, The Salvation Army National Capital Area Command, 2626 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC, 20037 and to Our Lady Of Mercy Church, 9200 Kentsdale Drive, Potomac, MD 20854.


 

Todd Stickler

Todd Stickler, 48, of Germantown, died suddenly on Friday, January 3, 2014. Born on July 25, 1965 in Pottstown, PA, Todd was the son of Ernie Stickler and Sharon Seese. He graduated in 1983 from Pottsgrove High School in Pottstown PA, and received a B.S in Psychology from Eastern University and a M.Ed in Counseling from West Chester University. Todd married Michele (DeJesus) Stickler in May of 1997. He was the proud father of four children, Nathan, Morgan, Devon and Autumn. Todd is survived by his three sisters, Tracy (Mauger), Lisa (Pham), Cheryl (Crossett), and two brothers, Brian and Scott. The family will be receiving friends on Wednesday, January 8 from 5-8 pm at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd. (Rt 109), Barnesville, MD. A service will be held at 6:30 pm during the visitation. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the family.

 

 

James W. Hale

James William Hale, 90, of Germantown, MD, on Dec. 29, 2013.
He was the husband of the late Florence Kasaba Hale; father of Cynthia Hale, Patricia Hale-Segura (Mike), James Hale Jr. and Gloria Hale (Robert); brother of Clarence Hale (Renie) and Mary Hale Pope; 4 grandchildren, Jon Elkaim (Erin), Jill Elkaim, Andie Segura and Tristan Hale; one great grandchild Ethan Elkaim. Proceeded in death by a daughter Olivia Elkaim(David), two sisters Garnette Kiebler (Kelvin) and Maxine Edwards.
James was a member of the Iron Workers Union, Local #5, Washington DC
The family will be receiving friends on Thursday, Jan. 2, from 6-8 pm at Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd., Barnesville, MD (hiltonfh.com).
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 12:30 pm Friday Jan. 3 at St. Frances Cabrini Church, 585 Mt. Olivet Rd, Carverton, PA. Interment will follow in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Carverton, PA.

 

 

Anne M. Pecorino

Anne E. Pecorino, 96, of Rockville, died on December 22, 2013 at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital in Rockville.
She was preceded in death by her husband Joseph Pecorino in 1997.
Born on April 10, 1917 in Rochester, NY, she was the daughter of the late Samuel and Josephine (Mauro) Catalano.
Surviving is her daughter, Lorraine Halsey of Germantown; one sister, Rose Marie Oliveri, 4 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one son, Joseph Pecorino, 2 sisters and 1 brother.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 AM on Tuesday December 31 at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 18230 Barnesville Rd., Barnesville, MD.
Interment will follow in Quantico National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association (alz.org)

 

 

Kennith E. Haley

Kennith E. Haley, 55, of Walkersville, MD, died suddenly on December 21, 2013.
He was the son of Heather Haley Huff (Eskin) and the late John F. Haley; father of Travis (Samantha), Danielle and Collin Haley; step-father of Jeff, Jamie and Joey Sonnefeld; brother of Gina Jones (Mike), Jeff, Jerry and John (Louis) Haley and grandfather of Raelyn and Taylor.
Kennith is also survived by his former wives, Diane Haley Archer and Lyndy Haley.
Funeral services will be held at 7 pm on Thursday December 26 at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd, Barnesville, MD 20838 (hiltonfh.com). The family will be receiving friends from 6-7pm.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Kennith's name to the Wounded Warrior Project (www.woundedwarriorproject.org).

 

 

Harriett B. Collins

Harriett Louise Burnette Collins, 81, died December 18, 2013, at Frederick Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Collins was born Jan. 31, 1932, in Tarboro, NC and graduated from East Carolina University. She spent her past 46 years living in Darnestown, MD on Kirkhill Farm. Her greatest joy in life was her family. She was an amazing mother and grandmother. She is survived by her four sons, Henry, Paul, James, and Mark; her three daughters-in-law, Kelly, Lisa, and Michaelanne; her five grandchildren, Jessica, Emma, Christina, Kyle, and Ryan, and her brother, Sonny Burnette of Fayetteville, NC. Her husband, Bud Collins and her brother, Carl Burnette, preceded Mrs. Collins in death. She will be laid to rest with her husband at Arlington National Cemetery at a date to be determined. Family will receive guests at a viewing at Hilton Funeral Home on Friday, December 20th from 5-7 pm, 22111 Beallsville Rd, Barnesville, MD 20838.

 

Charles L. Williams

Charles L. Williams, 88, of Magnolia, OH died on December 16, 2013 at his daughter's house in Rockville, MD surrounded by family.
Charles was born on September 12, 1925 in Athens, Ohio to Harland and Mary (Yokum) Williams.
After graduating from Glouster High School, he joined the Navy to become a Corpsman and was stationed in Guam.
After returning from the Navy he moved to Canton, Ohio to start his career at the Timken Co. as a Forger and retired 40 years later in 1986.
Charles always called himself "Lucky Chuck" because he met and fell in love with "Ginny," the love of his life. They married and raised their family.
After becoming empty nesters they started their search for their dream farm and found it in historical Magnolia, Ohio in 1974.
Along with working full time at Timken's, he farmed the land, and raised Black Angus beef while living a happy life with Ginny. "Lucky Chuck" lost his Ginny on October 5, 2000.
After his battle with Thyroid Cancer, we took our dad on many wonderful trips and created many fond memories. Lucky Chuck was the meaning of "TRUE GRIT" to all who knew him.
Charles was preceded in death by four children and two grandchildren.
Survivors are daughters Patricia Henry, Bonnie Henry, a son-in-law, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Burial will be at 11:45 A.M. on Saturday December 21, 2013 at the North Lawn Mausoleum, Canton, Ohio.
We never say goodbye, we only say so long for now. We love you Dad and thank you! Patty & Bonnie

 

 

 

Emory Francis Cameron

On Friday the 13th, 2013, in Room 3413 at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda, Maryland, Emory Francis Cameron, 81, went to his Heavenly Home after a long illness. Emory was born on August 9, 1932 in Rileyville, Virginia. He was the son of Solon B. and Anna Riley Cameron. On June 11, 1955 he married Norma Jean Bumgardner, Rileyville, VA. They were married for 58 years and he remains the love of her life. Emory would have graduated with the class of 1952 from Luray High School, Luray, VA, but chose to join the US Navy and finish his education there. He served four years of active duty and four years of inactive duty, receiving an honorable discharge in 1960. At the end of his military service, he worked for a year with Peoples Life Insurance Company in Washington, DC. He then went to work for W. S. Pratt, Inc an automotive business. In 1959 he went to work for James Bell at Washington Spring Works, eventually becoming sole owner. He sold Washington Spring Works in 1982 and bought Cameron Liquors (t/a D&S Liquors) on Rt 26 in Frederick, MD. He sold that and semi-retired due to his health failing worked various odd jobs with friends. He was an avid Redskins fan, no matter whether they were up or down as well as NASCAR. He enjoyed teaching his kids to water ski, even though he could not, loved hunting and tractor pulling with his buddies, the late Charlie Hawkins and Eddy Dorsey. In addition to his wife he is survived by three children, Luwana Cameron, Laytonsville; Jeffrey Cameron and wife Jeannie, Frederick, and Lorelei Irons and husband Eddie, Jr of Laytonsville. He was blessed with four grandchildren, Candice and Joseph Cameron of Gaithersburg and Cameron and Kathryn Irons of Laytonsville,. He is also survived by one "adopted" daughter, Karin Bacchus and two "adopted" grandchildren, Erich and Sean of Germantown and one step-grandson, Ryan Davis. Also, surviving is one sister, Louise Turner, and husband Page of Stanley, VA. Besides his parents and in-laws (Ray L and Kathryn Bumgardner) he was preceded in death by two sisters, Elizabeth Mayes and Mildred Bailey. He leaves behind his best friends Ralph and Bettie Holford and Paul and Darlene Smith. Memorial services will be held at Gaithersburg Church of the Nazarene, 8921 Warfield Road, Gaithersburg, MD 20882 on Tuesday December 17, 2013 at 11 A.M. A luncheon will follow at the church. Inurnment will take place at a later date in Beahm's Chapel Cemetery in Luray, VA. In Lieu of flowers donations may be made to the following: The American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454 Alexandria, VA 22312 or Laytonsville Volunteer Fire Department 21400 Laytonsville Rd, Gaithersburg, MD 20882.

 

 

Dr. Albert M. Garofalo

Dr. Albert M. Garofalo, of Poolesville, MD on October 24, 2013.
The family will be receiving friends on Friday November 1 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd. (Rt. 109), Barnesville. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 am on Saturday November 2 at Our Lady of the Presentation Catholic Church, 17230 Tom Fox Ave., Poolesville, MD.
Interment will take place on Monday November 4, 1 pm, at the St. John Catholic Cemetery, Middle Village, NY.

 

 

John F. Wolfrey

John F. Wolfrey, 81, of Poolesville, MD died on October 13, 2013.
He was the husband of Catherine E. Wolfrey of 58 years.
Born on March 29, 1932, he was the son of the late Bert and Leonia Wolfrey.
John retired from the Montgomery County Board of Education, where he was a painter and crew chief and supervised the painting of many schools throughout the county. He enjoyed the friendship of all his fellow workers. John was known as "Mr. Fixit". He enjoyed plumbing, electrical, carpentry, auto repair and lawn maintenance. He loved sports (Redskins and Orioles), animals (his dogs Vaky and Shadie and cat Oliver) and music. John was a self-taught musician and could play the guitar, organ and harmonica.
John also served his country in the United States Army in the Anti-Aircraft Division.
Surviving besides his wife is his sister-in-law, Della Snodgrass, nieces and nephews; Nancy Elkins, Billy Wolfrey, Alysha and Sabrina Wolfrey, Bill McDonald, Marsha Meadows and Samatha McDonald.
John was preceded in death by four brothers, Reuben, Phillip, William and Elberton; three nephews, Robert (Bobby), Steve and David Wolfrey and two brother-in-laws, Marshall Woodard and Bobby Snodgrass.
The family will be receiving friends on Thursday October 17 from 5-8 PM at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd. (Rt. 109), Barnesville, MD (hiltonfh.com).
Interment will be private in Monocacy Cemetery, Beallsville, 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).

 

 

Elizabeth "Boo" D. Davis

Anne Elizabeth (Boo) Daniel Painter Davis, wife of John W. Davis, Dickerson, MD, died on Monday, September 30th at Homewood Retirement Community in Frederick. Born October 8th, 1924, she was the daughter of William and Elsie Lee Daniel, mother of Garland Edward Painter, Jr., who predeceased her in 2000, and William Daniel Painter of Laurel, MD, mother-in-law of Jacqueline Painter and Kathleen Constable, grandmother of Susan Shealer, Danielle Painter and John Constable and great-grandmother of Madelyn Shealer and Grant Shealer.
She was also predeceased by brothers William and Mansfield Daniel and first husband Garland Edward Painter.
Boo graduated from Poolesville High School in 1942. She attended secretarial night classes sponsored by the Montgomery County Board of Education, worked in various offices at the Rockville courthouse and at Farmers' Banking and Trust Co., also in Rockville. Later, she went back to Poolesville High, where she retired as secretary in 1981.
Boo had been active with the American Field Service, WMC UFD auxiliary, Historic Medley District, Daniel/Jeffers Auxiliary, and St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Poolesville. She volunteered in the gift shops at Shady Grove Hospital and Asbury Retirement and Nursing Home for many years.
Visitation with the family will be held at Hilton's Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd. (Rt. 109), Barnesville, MD from 5-8PM on Thursday, October 3rd. Interment will be private.
A memorial celebration of Boo's life will be held at St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 20100 Fisher Ave. Poolesville, MD, on Saturday, October 19th at 11AM, reception to follow.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The St. Peter's Episcopal Church Building Fund, PO Box 387, Poolesville, MD 20837 or to a charity of your choice.

 

 

Marwood "Woody" F. Rupp

Marwood "Woody" F. Rupp passed away unexpectedly on Monday, September 23rd at his home in Clarksburg, Maryland. He was a devoted husband, loving father, supportive grandfather and loyal friend.
He was born on November 23, 1927 in Saginaw, Michigan, Woody was the son of the late Martin and Veronica (Reithmeier) Rupp. He served in the Navy during WWII, and earned an undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan and a graduate degree from the University of Minnesota. He was a member of the Alpha Tau Omega (ATO) fraternity. In his forty year career as a transportation engineer and urban planner, he acted as city manager for several towns, created road and city development projects throughout the United States and the Middle and Far East, managed the Northeast corridor rail improvement project, and helped engineer the Washington Metro system. His work took him all over the world and he lived for over two years in Tripoli, Libya. He retired as a Vice President at De Leuw Cather, which became TRW.
For the last twenty years, he was a dedicated volunteer at the Monocacy Lions Club and Damascus American Legion Post 171, and enjoyed gardening and spending time with family.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 63 years, Marjorie Rupp; his four daughters, Tammy Rupp, Terrill Rupp Doyle and husband Mike, Toni McDermott and husband Geoffrey, Tracy Helwig and husband Dan; six grandchildren, Christopher McDermott and wife Georgia, Daniel McDermott, Patrick Doyle, John Doyle, Alyx Snyder, Derek Helwig and wife Casey; and two great-grandchildren. Woody was preceded in death by two brothers, Carl and Ralph Rupp.

A memorial service for family and friends will be held at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd. (Rt. 109) in Barnesville, Maryland at 11:00 AM on Saturday, September 28th, 2013.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Hyattstown Volunteer Fire Department,
25801 Frederick Road, Clarksburg, MD 20871

 

 

Roy L. Selby, Jr.

Roy Linwood Selby, Jr., 75, of Beallsville, MD, after a long battle with cancer, died Saturday, September 14, 2013, surrounded and loved by his family, at Frederick Memorial Hospital. He was married to Betty Jean Wynne Selby for 54 years.
Born in Germantown, MD, September 6, 1938, he was the son of the late Roy Linwood Selby, Sr. and Frances Leaman Selby. He was preceded in death by his sister, Rebecca (Becky) Selby Brooks, and his nephew, James (Jody) M. Brooks.
Roy graduated from Poolesville High School in 1956 and married his high school sweetheart, Betty Jean, in 1959. He worked along with his parents in the family-owned business, Selby's Market, founded in 1946. He continued the tradition with his children until it's closing in January 2012. After raising their children in Poolesville, MD, they moved to Beallsville, MD in 1987.
He joined the Upper Montgomery County Volunteer Fire Department at age 18, serving as a volunteer. He was elected to Treasurer of the Corporation and served for many years, becoming a life member. He served as Commissioner for the Town of Poolesville from 1964-1976. As a member of the Mid- Atlantic Food Dealers' Association, he held several offices, working up the ladder until finally serving as Chairman in 1983. He was a member of the Monocacy Lions Club, joining in 1984 and serving as King Lion in 1988-89, receiving the highly honored Melvin Jones Fellow Award in 2001.
Aside from the time dedicated to his life as a grocer, his free time was filled by family and friends. Although not one to want a birthday party, he loved having his grandchildren, surrounding him and on his knees, helping to blow out his candles. Many life-long friendships were built and maintained through his love of golf that he shared with his wife. They were avid golfers at Holly Hills Country Club in Ijamsville, MD.
Surviving besides his wife are his children, Roy (Lin) L. Selby, III and wife, Leslie, Michael R. Selby and wife, Corrine, Bruce E. Selby and wife, Amy, and Lisa W. Selby; seven grandchildren, Darcy Matacio, Courtney Mora (Andy), Roy (Dru) Selby, IV, Charlotte Selby, Addison Selby, Aubrey Selby, and Sean Selby; and numerous nephews and a niece.
The family will receive friends, where he also attended church, from 1 to 8 p.m. Thursday, September 19, at Poolesville Memorial United Methodist Church, 17821 Elgin Rd, Poolesville, MD where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, September 20.
Internment will follow in Monocacy Cemetery, Beallsville.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Poolesville Memorial United Methodist Church, where he attended, P.O. Box 358, Poolesville, MD 20837 or Upper Montgomery County Volunteer Fire Department, 19801 Beallsville Rd, Beallsville, MD 20839.

 

 

Thomas G. Magee

Thomas George Magee (88) died peacefully on September 14, 2013 at Kline Hospice House in Mount Airy, Maryland. He was born September 27, 1924 in St. Louis, Missouri to Adlai Stevenson and Elizabeth (Hennessy) Magee. Tom grew up in Bethesda, Maryland; attended St. Ann's Academy in Washington, DC; and graduated from Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School. Tom is an alumnus of the United States Merchant Marine Academy and attended Georgetown University. He served in the Merchant Marines in WWII and as a U.S. Naval Officer during the Korean War. After the war, Tom worked primarily in real estate and property management, retiring from the Brawner Company.
Tom will be remembered as a natural raconteur with a sharp wit and sense of humor. He loved sailing and the outdoors and was an early advocate for wildlife and the environment. All who knew him will remember him for his loyalty and generosity.
Over the years Tom participated in the Isaak Walton League of America and in the restoration of the Project Liberty Ship S. S. John W. Brown. He founded the Purple Martin Society of Frederick Maryland.
Tom is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Jane Roberts (Frier) Magee, and seven children: Henly Magee, Tricia [Bruce] Werts, Mary Lynn [Victor] Wulc, Carol [Robert] Mull, Joseph [Karen] Magee, Sarah [Joseph] Andrews and Elizabeth [Thomas] Montebell; 19 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. In addition, he leaves behind his sister Elizabeth Cloutier, brother Walter Magee, and many cousins, nieces and nephews.
A memorial mass will be held at St. Mary's Church, 18230 Barnesville Road, Barnesville, Maryland this Friday September 20, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. Internment at Arlington National Cemetery will take place at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Purple Martin Society of Frederick,
c/o Joe DiPietro, 1512 Miller Road, Westminster, MD 21158

 

 

Dorothy E. Davidson

Dorothy E. Davidson, 87, of Dickerson, MD, passed away suddenly on September 13, 2013 at the Frederick Memorial Hospital, Frederick, MD.
She was the wife of the late John E. Davidson.
Born on February 7, 1926 in Virginia, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Jennie (Anderson) Stephenson.
Surviving are her two sons, Ricky Davidson of Monrovia, MD, Roy Davidson of Dickerson; five brothers, William, Robert "Buck", Harry, James Edward and Howard Fowler; two sisters, Virginia Gravely, Martha Reed; eight grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren.
Dorothy was preceded in death by one son, John E. Davidson, Jr. and one daughter, Patricia Lenhart.
The family will be receiving friends on Tuesday September 17 from 6-8 pm at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd. (Rt. 109), Barnesville, MD), where funeral services will be held on Wednesday September 18 at 1 pm.
Interment will follow in Monocacy Cemetery, Beallsville, MD.

 

 

 

Franklin C. Remsburg

Franklin "Frank" C. Remsburg, 70, of Frederick, MD died on Thursday September 12, 2013 at the Frederick Memorial Hospital, Frederick.
He was the husband of 48 years of Nancy.
Born on June 21, 1943 in Poolesville, MD he was the son of the late Joseph and Myrtle (Beall) Remsburg.
Frank worked for the Washington Post for 35 years as a newspaper distributor.
Surviving besides his wife are his children, Frank Remsburg, Jr. and Virginia of Point of Rocks, MD, Larry Remsburg and Chawnee of New Windsor, MD, Charles "Chuck" Remsburg and Jaime of Smithsburg, MD, Teresa Feltner and Jason of Frederick, Barbara Butt and Daryl of Monrovia; two brothers, Edward Remsburg of Mechanicsville, MD, Fred Remsburg of Adamstown, MD; one sister, Mary Phillips of Adamstown and ten grandchildren.
Frank was preceded in death by one brother, Roger Remsburg, Sr. and one sister, Martha Remsburg.
There are currently no services planned.

 

 

Walter G. Munday

Walter G. Munday, 75, of Poolesville, MD, died on September 7, 2013, at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital in Rockville, MD.
He was the husband of Alice (Carter) Munday.
Born on April 9, 1938, in Olney, MD, he was the son of the late Turner and Lillie (Painter) Munday.
Surviving besides his wife Alice are three sons, Mark Munday, of Poolesville, Greg Munday of Knoxville, MD, Ronnie Buffington of Poolesville; three brothers, Charles Munday of Knoxville, Donald and Stan Munday, both of South Carolina; nine grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
Walter was preceded in death by one son, Robert.
The family will be receiving friends on Wednesday September 11 from 6-8 pm at Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd., Barnesville, MD (hiltonfh.com), where funeral services will be held on Thursday September 12 at 11 am.
Interment will follow in Darnestown Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Darnestown, MD.

 

 

Christopher M. Roberts


Christopher Michael Roberts, 41, of Ijamsville, MD, died suddenly Saturday August 24, 2013. He was the beloved son of David Stewart Roberts of Hamilton, VA and Martha Carol Roberts of Ijamsville, MD. Born on December 25, 1971, he was the best Christmas present either parent ever received. He was very close to his brother Andy and to Andy's fiancée, Samantha Howard, of Damascus, MD. Chris earned a BS in engineering from VA Tech, and worked for many years as a database programmer, but his true passions were art and music. Countless drawings and paintings filled his shelves and walls, and sketches and doodles abound in the homes of his loved ones. He was also a talented musician and played every stringed instrument he could get his hands on. He had an incredible ability to compose and record amazing music using only the simplest of tools. However, his most precious gift was his huge heart. He worried about everyone's problems and did his best to help both friend and stranger. He loved all animals, but his dearest friend and shadow was his cat Delilah. Chris is survived by many very dear aunts, uncles, and cousins, and by his treasured friends whom he considered family. He will be greatly missed by all. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday August 29, at Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd., Barnesville, MD. Mass and burial will be 11 a.m. Friday August 30, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 18230 Barnesville Rd., Barnesville, MD 20838. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Mission of Mercy, provider of health services for those in need. Mission of Mercy, 22 S. Market St., Frederick, MD 21701. www.amissionofmercy.org

 

 

John G. Linthicum

John G. Linthicum, 85, of Boyds, MD passed away on Saturday, August 24, 2013. He was a son of the late Charles G. and Ethel R. Linthicum.
John was a lifelong farmer. He was a former Montgomery County 4-H leader, Life Member of Montgomery Agricultural Center, past member of U.S. Ayrshire Breeders and Maryland/Delaware Ayrshire Breeders Associations, a member of MD & VA Milk Producers Cooperative Association for over 50 years and an Honorary Life Member Hyattstown Volunteer Fire Department. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Rockville, MD.
He was brother to Charles Linthicum, Sr. and uncle to Tom Linthicum and wife Paula, Abbey Linthicum and Anna Linthicum of Laytonsville, MD. The family is very thankful to special neighbor Nancy Hitchcock and the wonderful healthcare providers.
The family will receive friends from 9:30a.m. to 10:00a.m. on Wednesday, August 28, 2013 at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 18230 Barnesville Rd, Barnesville, MD where a funeral mass will be held at 10:00a.m. Interment will follow at Monocacy Cemetery, Beallsville, MD.
Pall bearers will be Jason Brake, Samuel Brake, Larry Dorsey, Mark Eck, John King, and Jimmy Shelton.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in John's memory to St. Mary's Catholic Church, Barnesville.

 

 

Eugene Yung-Tseng Hsu


Eugene Yung-Tseng Hsu, 91, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 14, 2013 surrounded by his children and loving family. Mr. Hsu was born on March 27, 1921, in Heilungkiang, China. He graduated with a B.S. degree in Political Science from the National Northeastern University and a M.S. degree in Land Economics from the China Research Institute. Mr. Hsu had a diverse professional career, he taught Citizenship Education, Chinese and English at various middle schools in Taiwan, he held positions at The Chinese National Relief and Rehabilitation Administration, Shanghai-Tsingtao, the Institute of Oceanography, Taiwan and The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Taiwan. He served as Secretary of the Chinese Delegation at the 14th Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations. Serving as a diplomat, Mr. Hsu was assigned to the Chinese Embassy in Japan and the Chinese Embassy in the Philippines. He brought his family to the United States when he was assigned as a diplomat at the Chinese Embassy in Washington DC, where he remained until his retirement in 1972. Mr. Hsu was preceded in death by his first wife, Yung-Hwa Liu and his brother, Yung-An Hsu. In addition to his wife Xiu Ru Cheng Hsu, he is survived by his seven children and their spouses; Pichieh and David Molina of Boyds, MD, Pichun and Frank Peppel of Smithsburg, MD, Piyao and Martin Hum of North Potomac, MD, Pihsiou and Hal Crowe of Jekyll Island, GA, John and Chris Hsu of Gaithersburg, MD, Pichen and Michael Lu of Yellow Springs, MD and Sam and Santa Hsu of Frederick, MD. Seven grandchildren; Yvonne Tucker, Jennifer Hum, Jessica Hum, Scotty Crowe, Colleen Marchand, Christine Hsu, Michelle Lu, Ricky Lu, Bryan Hsu, Samantha Hsu, Dakota Farr and four great grandchildren. Graveside services were held on Friday August 16, 2013, at the St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Barnesville, MD. Father Kevin P. O'Reilly officiated. A Memorial Mass was celebrated on Saturday, August 17, 2013, at St. Mary's Church & Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima, Barnesville, MD. Officiating was Father Kevin P. O'Reilly.

 

 

Rosalie "Rosie" A. Cabrera

Rosalie "Rosie" A. Cabrera, 48, of Poolesville, MD passed away peacefully after her 17 month battle with lung cancer on August 11, 2013. Rosie was born in Frederick, MD on October 7, 1964 and was the oldest of 3 children. Rosie spent the majority of her childhood growing up in Poolesville, MD where she met and married her high school sweetheart, Jose Cabrera.
Rosie always wanted a large family so her and her husband spent the next few years raising 5 children. Once her kids were in school Rosie began the start of her career in Sales as an Account Executive in the Mortgage Banking industry. During her tenure at CitiMortgage she was often recognized with numerous achievement awards for her outstanding performance as a top sales agent. She won trips to Hawaii, Scottsdale, AZ, Florida and California. Rosie spent the last 2 years working at Eagle bank where she developed a very close relationship with her coworkers who were extremely supportive during her battle with cancer.
Family was the most important thing in her life. She was a devoted mother who supported her kids in anything they participated in. She was at every basketball, football and cheerleading event. One of the proudest moments in her life was the day she became a grandmother. She committed her time to spend any chance she could with creating memories with her two grandchildren. Rosie loved to spend her free time gardening, going to yard sales and flea markets, playing bingo at the local firehouse and spending the summer weekends playing volleyball at her family's weekly BBQ. She was an upbeat, positive, loving woman who will be deeply missed every day.
She is survived by her husband Jose Cabrera; five children Jose Cabrera, Jr. of Frederick, MD, Jenny Cabrera also of Frederick, MD, Tabitha Cabrera Toema of Arlington, VA, J.J. Cabrera of Germantown, MD, Christopher Cabrera of Germantown, MD; daughter of Connie Jane Roberts of Poolesville, MD; sister of Lisa Seward and George Seward and grandmother of Jose Cabrera, III and Kylie Cabrera Durieu.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday August 17 at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd., (Rt. 109), Barnesville, MD (hiltonfh.com).
In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Rosie's name to Johns Hopkins University, C/O Marie Jo Corry, Johns Hopkins Medicine, 100 N. Charles St. #223, Baltimore, MD 21201. Please have gifts made payable to: Johns Hopkins University. Memo field: in memory of Rosie Cabrera. To donate on-line click here. On-Line donors will use the drop down to indicate the donation is for the Dr. Kleinberg Research Fund.



 

 

Richard N. Sweeny

Richard N. Sweeny, beloved husband, father, grandfather and partner to Jane Flood of Potomac, Md., passed away suddenly on Aug. 7, at the age of 82.
Dick was a graduate of Loyola Academy, Chicago, IL. He played football throughout his high school years and was inducted into Loyola's Athletic Hall of Fame in 2005. He continued playing football at The College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA, and was drafted by the New York Giants. Unfortunately, an injury sustained during his final year in college, put an end to his football career.
Dick graduated from Holy Cross in 1952 and married Martha Marie Gagnon of Nashua, N.H, that same summer. They were married for 48 years until her death in October 2000. His only sister and a daughter also passed away before him.
Dick attended business school at Boston College and spent a long career working in National and International Marketing Management. Richard enjoyed the company of others, good food, travel, history, sailing and watching the game he excelled at in his youth. Throughout his 82 years he bonded quickly with people of many backgrounds. He always saw his glass at least half full and found great enjoyment in every day.
The funeral service will commence at 11:00 a.m. Monday, August 19th in the chapel of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Georgetown, and will be followed by a gathering of family and friends at Victory Terrace in Potomac.
In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the HHT Foundation International, Inc. P.O. Box 329, Monkton, MD 21111. (800-448-6389), hht.org/donate/tribute

 

 

Marion "Sonny" Larman

Marion "Sonny" Larman, 60, of Boyds, MD, passed away peacefully on August 6, 2013 with family by his side.
He is survived by his mother, Edna Larman of Boyds; children, Sonny Lee Betson, Inek Dove, Marian Larman, Jessica Larman; 8 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.
Graveside services were held on Friday August 9 at the Boyds Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Boyds. Rev. Merritt Ednie officiated.

 

 

Lynn Phillips Yaworski

Lynn P. Yaworski, 58, of Poolesville, died on August 1, 2013 after a decade long battle with cancer.
She is survived by her husband Mark Yaworski.
Born on November 10, 1954 in Washington, DC, she was the daughter of A. Felder Phillips and the late Mary L. (Francis) Phillips.
Lynn retired from Montgomery County Government after 35 years of service with Fire and Rescue, Department of Recreation and Department of Public Works.
Also surviving are her children, Nicholas and Katrina, stepmother Ann, brothers William Phillips and wife Kathy and Thomas Phillips and wife Mary.
A memorial service to celebrate Lynn's life will be held at 11 AM on August 24th at St. Peter's Episcopal Church 20100 Fisher Ave. in Poolesville, MD.


 

 

Dr. Robert T. Curtis

Dr. Robert T. Curtis, 89, of Germantown, MD, on August 1, 2013.
He was the loving husband of the late Madeline Curtis who died in 1993.
Surviving are his children, Sharon Curtis of AZ, Stephany Lund of AZ, John Curtis of Baltimore, MD, William Curtis of Germantown, MD, Mary DelGreco of CT; four grandchildren and a special friend of 16 years, Edna Bennett of MI.
Bob was a graduate of West Point class of 1947 and served in the Army until 1967.
A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 1 pm on Tuesday August 6 at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, 11701 Clopper Rd., Gaithersburg, MD 20878.


 

 

Natalie June Berg

Mrs. Natalie June Berg, 75, of Adamstown died July 29th at her residence. She was the wife of the late Douglas Berg. She was the daughter of the late Glenn and Marian T. Oversmith.
Surviving are three sons, Dennis Berg of Alexandria, VA, Daniel Berg of Hagerstown, and Darryl Berg of Adamstown.
Surviving also are four grandchildren.
Mrs. Natalie Berg was a member of the Women's Club of Upper Montgomery County and the Upper Montgomery County Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary.
The family will receive friends from 6-9 PM on Thursday August 1, 2013 at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd., Barnesville, MD.
Interment will be held in Grand Rapids, Michigan later in the week.

 

 

John Robert Morris, Sr.

John Robert Morris, Sr., born June 22, 1928, died July 24, 2013. A loving husband and brother, adoring father and treasured papa. Survived by wife of 48 years, Pamela C. Morris, sister Frances Young, daughter Shauna Roberts, son John R. Morris Jr., daughter and son-in-law Laura and Adam Friedman, grandchildren Logan and Caitlin Roberts, Josie and Gracie Friedman. To honor his memory and celebrate his life, the family will be holding an open house at the home of Laura and Adam Friedman at 1013 Main Street, Gaithersburg, MD 20878, Sunday July 28th, 1:00 - 4:00 pm.

 

 

John "Jack" A. Betz

Born April 29, 1937 in Washington, DC died on July 14, 2013 at his Maryland home with his family at his side. Jack leaves Carmen J. Betz, loving wife of 48 years, and children Maria E. Betz and John A. Betz, Jr.
Jack, son of the late Dr. Andrew J. and Elizabeth M. Betz, brother of the late Thomas A. Betz, Andrew J. Betz and Rev James S. Betz is survived by sister Ann M. McDowell and brother Paul M. Betz.
Family and friends are invited to attend Jack's memorial service at St. Mary's located at 18230 Barnesville Road, Barnesville, MD 20838 on Thursday at 10:30 a.m. A reception will immediately follow the services. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Little Sisters of the Poor (202) 269 - 1831

 

 

Laura Rosemary Guthrie

Laura Rosemary Guthrie passed away peacefully at home July 13, 2013. She was born in 1921 to the late Laurence Rawlins and Mary Tuthill Guthrie in Miami, Oklahoma. They moved around in her early years as her father became pastor of several churches and she became big sister and mother's helper to her five younger siblings. They later moved to Maryland and Rosemary graduated from Poolesville High School. She put herself through college with scholarships and graduated from University of Maryland in 1947 with a degree in biology.
After graduation she went to work for the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and retired from there after 33 years. In the early 1960's, she took a class in FORTRAN and became a computer programmer for the USDA; compiling data for numerically intensive research projects. During these years she founded an Archery Club, took flying lessons at historic College Park Airport, was a member of Eastern Star and volunteered at Berwyn Presbyterian Church. She lovingly supported and cared for her parents in the last years of their lives.
After retirement from the USDA; she traveled throughout Europe, volunteered with Meals-On-Wheels and was a founding member of a ladies golf club. Although she had many talented cats that played Scrabble and crosswords, her beloved Rexie, a Bedlington Terrier, was her favorite pet. She often said he was the star of dog-training class and could tell time (always knowing when it was 4:00 o'clock and time for their walk).
She is preceded in death by her parents and three brothers: James Allen, David Veatch and William Robert Guthrie; and niece Rebecca Lynn Guthrie. She leaves behind to cherish her memory her sister, Elsie Olive Cobun, and brothers, Donald Francis Guthrie (Janet) and Ronald Tuthill Guthrie (Leverne). She was also the beloved "Aunt Rosemary" to her 10 nieces and nephews, 10 grand-nieces and nephews and 8 greats.
The family wishes to thank the staff at Friends House, Sandy Spring, Md., for the love and support she received in the past few years. A graveside service will be held at Monocacy Cemetery in Beallsville, Md. at a later date.

 

 

Pamela M. Slagle

Pamela M. Slagle, 65, of Poolesville, MD, died on July 12, 2013.
She was the wife of John Slagle.
Also surviving are her two children, Eric Slagle (Erin) of Gaithersburg, MD, Ashley Slagle Howells (Robert) of Greencastle, PA; three sisters, Linda Horenstein (Mike) of Olney, MD, Donna McKinney (Mike) of Gaithersburg, Kathy Francis of Poolesville; one brother, Darren Francis of Olney, MD and two grandchildren, Kaylie and Gabriella Howells.
Pam was preceded in death by one brother, Kevin Francis.
The family will be receiving friends on Tuesday July 16 from 3-5 and 7-9 pm at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd. (Rt. 109), Barnesville, MD (hiltonfh.com).
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 am on Wednesday July 17 at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 18230 Barnesville Rd., Barnesville.
Interment will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Silver Spring, MD.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Casey House, Montgomery Hospice, 1355 Piccard Drive, Suite 100 Rockville, MD 20850.

 


Cynthia L. House

Cynthia L. House, 63, of Wheaton, MD on July 12, 2013.
Wife of Kenneth House.
Services private.

 

 

Scott David Alcorn

Scott David Alcorn, 54, of Bethesda, Maryland passed away June 26, 2013. Father of Tiffanie Alcorn Hawk of Clune, Pa., Daniel Richard Alcorn and Jeremy Coleman Alcorn of Kearneysville, W.V., his mother Anne Alcorn and brothers, Donald Clark Alcorn and Michael Carlin Alcorn. Scott is preceded in death by his father Richard Wesley Alcorn.
Scott's life was defined by his love of music and his passion as a musician. From childhood, Scott found solace and safety in music and his legacy will be defined by his lifelong passion to performing.
A private family Mass will be at a later date.
Memorial donations may be given to "Bethesdahelps.org".

 

 

Charles I. "Joe" Lee, Sr.

Charles I. "Joe" Lee, Sr., 78, of Poolesville, MD on June 3, 2013.
Father of Charles I. "Buzz" Lee, Jr. of Poolesville, Rita E. Mollins of St. Paul, MN, Dawnna M. Oku of Gaithersburg, MD; grandfather of six and great grandfather of three.
The family will be receiving friends on Saturday June 8 from 10 am - 12 noon at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd. (Rt. 109), Barnesville, MD.

 

 

Margaret A. Norris

Margaret A. Norris, 50, of Germantown, on June 1, 2013.
The family will be receiving friends on Thursday June 6, from 6-8 pm at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd., Barnesville.
Funeral services will be held at 11 am on Friday June 7 at the Boyds Presbyterian Church, 19901 White Ground Rd., Boyds.
Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

 

 


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