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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.

 

 

Henry E. Johnson

Henry E. Johnson, 85, of Taneytown, MD, died peacefully on May 28, 2013.
He was the husband of the late Elizabeth I. Johnson.
Born on March 9, 1928 in Trout, WV, he was the son of the late William F. and Virgie (Lewis) Johnson.
Henry served his country in the United States Army from 1946 - 1948. He was also a teacher at Poolesville High School for 32 years, from 1955 - 1987.
Surviving are his children, Donna Sue Armfield (Thomas) of Westminster, MD, F. Steve Johnson of VA; one brother, Howard F. Johnson; one sister, Loretta A. Judy; 7 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one brother Harold B. Johnson and one sister, Arletta G. Gum.
The family will be receiving friends on Thursday May 30 from 5-8 pm at Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd., Barnesville, MD (hiltonfh.com).
Family will receive friends on Friday May 31 from 6-8 pm at the Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home, 102 N. Jefferson Street, Lewisburg, WV were funeral services will be held at 1 pm on Saturday June 1.
Interment will follow in Rosewood Cemetery, Lewisburg, WV.

 


Juliette M. Daley

Juliette M. Daley, 91, of Dickerson, MD, died on May 26, 2013.
She was the wife of the late Richard F. Daley.
Surviving is her daughter, Renee Sommer of Dickerson; three grandchildren, Daniel Fisher, Billy and Vincent Bernard and three great grandchildren.
Juliette was preceded in death by two sons, Paul and Glenn Daley and one brother, Jack Walters.
A memorial service will be held at 3 pm on Friday June 7 at her daughter's residence, 18626 Trundle Rd., Dickerson, MD. A luncheon will follow.

 

Daniel J. Flynn, Jr.

Daniel J. Flynn, Jr., 78, of Poolesville, MD died on May 25, 2013.
He was the loving husband of Dolores Flynn.
Born on November 19, 1934, in Pottsville, PA, he was the son of the late Daniel J. and Eleanor (Patten) Flynn, Sr..
Surviving besides his wife are his children, Martha Robertson and husband Scott, Daniel Flynn and fiancé Lisa Fronczek, Andrew Flynn and wife Sandra, Timothy Flynn; sister, Gertrude Zerbe and grandchildren, Colleen and James Robertson.
Dan served in the United States Navy from 1952-1979.
The family will be receiving friends on Wednesday May 29 from 5-8 pm at Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd., Barnesville, MD.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 am on Thursday May 30 at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 18230 Barnesville Rd., Barnesville, MD.
Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to U.S. Navy Memorial, 701 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Suite 123, Washington, DC 20004 (navymemorial.org)

 

 

Edward A. Sokoloski

Edward A. Sokoloski, 69, of Adamstown, MD, died on May 20, 2013.
He was the loving husband of Susan L. Sokoloski.
Born on August 4, 1943 in Providence, RI, he was the son of the late Edward and Catherine Sokoloski.
Surviving besides his wife are his two daughters, Carole Tossman and husband Edward, Lisa Sokoloski; two brothers, Joseph Sokoloski, Richard Sokoloski and wife Susan; one sister, Ruth Sokoloski and two grandchildren, Sarah and Amanda Tossman.
The family will be receiving friends on Monday May 27 from 5-8 pm at Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd., Barnesville, MD.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 am on Tuesday May 28 at St. Ignatius Catholic Church, 4103 Prices Distillery Rd., Ijamsville, MD.
Interment will follow in All Souls Cemetery, Germantown, MD.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to an animal rescue of your choice.

 

Thomas W. Binsted

Thomas W. Binsted, 79, of Poolesville, MD on May 20, 2013.
Services private at Norbeck Memorial Gardens, Olney, MD.

 

 

Agnes "Jeannette" Watkins

(Agnes) Jeannette Walter Watkins of Clarksburg, MD, passed away on Friday, May 10, 2013 at her home.
She was born in Redland, MD, on January 2, 1930 and was the daughter of the late George C. and Ethel M. Zimmerman Walter. Jeannette married Wilbur D. Watkins, Jr. on June 23, 1948 at St. Martin's Catholic Church, Gaithersburg, MD.
Surviving besides her husband are 7 children: Joan Watkins (Gil), Kenneth Watkins (Kathy), Nancy Watkins, Sue Conner (Eben), Georgia Ray (Arby), Franklin Watkins, Sr. (Marie), Gerrianne Watkins; 27 grandchildren and 55 great-grandchildren, two sisters: Lorraine Sadtler (Phil), Dorothy Thompson. She is predeceased by 1grandchild: Nicholas Watkins, 1 great-grandchild: Johnathan Conway; three brothers: Norman Walter, George Walter, Franklin Walter; five sisters: Harriet Lifka, Charlotte Childs, Ethelene Ayton, Helen Offutt, Catherine Dorsey, Ethel May Walter (infant), Catherine Lavenia Walter (infant).
She graduated from Gaithersburg High School in 1948, worked as secretary for Watkins Cabinet Co., Inc. and was a member of the St. Mary's Sodality, Barnesville.
The family will be receiving friends on Tuesday May 14 from 5-8 pm at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd. (Rt. 109), Barnesville, MD (hiltonfh.com).
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 am on Wednesday May 15 at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 18230 Barnesville Rd., Barnesville, MD
Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
In lieu of flowers please send a donation to the Haiti Project at St. Mary's Church, P.O. Box 67, Barnesville, MD 20838.

 

 

 

 

Joanna "Joann" Marie Magaha Dorsey

Joann Marie Dorsey, 66, peacefully passed from this life on May 6, 2013 at home in Walkersville, MD with family members by her side. She was the wife of Larry W. Dorsey of 48 yrs.
Born in Martinsburg, WV on July 29, 1946, she was the eldest child of Archie T. F. Magaha and Virginia I. Braithwaite Magaha. Joann grew up in Barnesville, MD and graduated from Poolesville High School in Poolesville, MD. She started her career immediately following graduation. Worked several private businesses, ending her career at Washington Labatories, Ltd. as the office manager for 20 yrs, when she retired August 2012. She was one of the first employees of the company.
She loved gardening, shopping, reading, traveling, the beach, and antiquing. She had a talent for decorating her lovely homes and loved organizing parties and events. Most of all, she loved her family and friends and spending time with them. She was a very kind and loving person, always willing to lend a helping hand. She was a member of the Glade United Church of Christ.
She was a devoted mother to Kerina Belinda "Karri" Morningstar (Patrick) of Dickerson, MD, Kevin William Dorsey (Dawn) of Boyds, MD, Keith Edward Dorsey (Krista) of Boyds, MD, Kristopher Kyle Dorsey (Karen) of Adamstown, MD, Susan G. Francis (David) of Germantown, MD and a beloved "Nana Jo" to Kyle Charles and Kaysie Marie Morningstar, Samatha "Sammi" Jo, Cody William, and Jessica "Jessi" Anne Dorsey, Lexi Ann Dorsey, Katelyn Marie and Kristina Elizabeth Dorsey, Sydney Marie, Nick, and Toni Francis. She was a very special sister, best friend, and "partner in crime" to Connie Rough. She was a beloved Aunt to two very special nephews, Chadwick Franklin McDonald (Malinda) of Charles Town, WV and Dr. Mark Wesley McDonald of Tyler, TX. She also leaves behind a very special friend, Margaret "Peggy" Johnson of Dickerson, MD.
In addition to her husband, Larry Waters Dorsey, her children, grandchildren, and mother, she is survived by her two younger sisters, Connie Frances Rough (Ronald) of Walkersville, MD, and Donna Sue Elgin (Charles) of Adamstown, MD and numerous nieces and nephews, other relatives, and friends.
She is preceded in death by her father, Archie T. F. Magaha and a brother, Franklin Henry Magaha.
A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, May 13 at Glade United Church of Christ, 21 Fulton Avenue, Walkersville, MD. Rev. Philip Curran and Rev. Randy Gilliam will officiate. The celebration of Joann's life will continue immediately after the memorial service at the Walkers Overlook, 8939 Woodsboro Pike, Walkersville, MD where lunch will be served.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Frederick County, MD, 516 Trail Ave., Frederick MD 21701, or to St. Jude, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, www.stjude.org or to the Glade United Church of Christ, P. O. Box 236, 21 Fulton Ave., Walkersville, MD 21793.


 

 

Jane Zwemer Koeser

Jane Zwemer Koeser, 71, of Poolesville, MD on May 1, 2013.
She was the wife of Ross Koeser, mother of Kenneth Koeser of Poolesville, MD, Karen Shields of Albuquerque, NM, Douglas Koeser of Alexandria, VA, Gregory Koeser of Atlanta, GA, sister of Raymond Zwemer of CA, Suzanne Visser of AZ, Ted Zwemer of IL and grandmother of 5.
Jane loved being a mother and raised four beautiful children. She was a loving and giving person, who through her generosity made an impact on many lives.
A memorial service will be held at 4:00 pm, on Saturday May 18, at the Memorial United Methodist Church, 17821 Elgin Road, Poolesville, MD 20837. A reception at the church will follow the service.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Poolesville Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 68, Poolesville, MD 20837.

 


Mary F. Cubley

Mary F. Cubley of Poolesville on May 1, 2013. Service are private.

 

 

Robert "Bob" E. Yokley

Robert "Bob" E. Yokley, passed peacefully at home, on April 9, 2013. He was the husband of Patricia L. Yokley for 48 years.
Born on October 13, 1944, he was the son of the late James Yokley and Minnie Page.
Bob was a devoted husband and father to his family, of which he was most proud.
Bob spent 50 years as a landscaper, a job he loved. Bob also enjoyed watching football, NASCAR and spending time with his family and friends. Throughout his life he was known as a loving, honest, hard working man that would do anything for you, if he liked you. He had a sense of humor that could not be matched.
In addition to his loving wife, Pat, he is survived by his children, Robert Yokley and wife Shelly of Harpers Ferry, WV, Laura Etchison of Frederick, April Parker and husband Tony of Frederick; his beloved yorkies, Petey and Boomer; brothers, Tom Yokley and wife Joan of Iowa, Mike Yokley of PA; sisters, Darlene Yokley of Hagerstown, Sue King, Norma Spencer, Phyllis Lewis and husband Brenden all of Mt. Airy, Shirley Yokley of Hagerstown and many nieces and nephews.
Bob was preceded in death by one brother, Morris.
The family will be receiving friends on Friday April 12 from 5-8 pm at Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd., Barnesville, MD, where funeral services will be held on Saturday April 13 at 11 am.
Interment will follow in Boyds Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Boyds, MD.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or the American Diabetes Association.

 

 

Dorothy Mae Woods

Dorothy Mae "Miss Dottie" Woods, 85, of Hague, passed away on Monday, April 8, 2013. She was a produce manager at Hague Supermarket. She is survived by daughters, Linda Darlene Hafer (Lee) of King George, Janet Lewis (Mark) of Thurmond, MD, Delores Jean Michaels-Woods of Frederick, MD, Jo Ann Sydnor (Greg) of Kinsale; sisters Jerlean Eader of Poolesville, MD and Catherine Maus of Hagerstown, MD; two brothers, Delter Catron of Clarksburg, MD and Junior Catron of Frederick, MD; eight grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. Also surviving is a loving caregiver and friend, Alice Pierce. She was preceded in death by her great granddaughter, Samatha Wiltrout, a brother, Raymond Luther Catron, a sister, Mildred Cullop and a close friend, Ernest Samuel Weaver.
Graveside funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, April 12, 2013 at Monocacy Cemetery, Beallsville, MD. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 11, 2013 at the Welch Funeral Home, Montross Chapel and from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. on Friday at Hilton Funeral Home, Barnesville, MD.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Riverside Tappahannock Hospice, 618 Hospital Road, Tappahannock, VA 22560. Welch Funeral Home is handling the services. welchfuneralhomeva.com

 

Carol T. Johnson

Carol T. Johnson, 68, of Poolesville, MD, on April 7, 2013.
She was the loving wife of Roy E. Johnson.
Surviving besides her husband is one daughter, Valerie Choinski and husband Bill; three sons, Christopher, Andrew and Brian; one grandson, Connor Choinski and two sisters-in-law, Patricia McDermott and Angelina Johnson.
The family will be receiving friends on Tuesday April 9 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at Our Lady of the Presentation Catholic Church, 17230 Tom Fox Rd., Poolesville, MD, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday April 10 at 11 AM.
Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery, Woodside, New York on Saturday April 13.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the ASPCA (humanesociety.org).


 

 

Una F. Harner

Mrs Una Fitzwater Harner, 84 formerly of Boyds, Maryland passed quietly on April 2, 2013, surrounded by family at her home in Frederick, Maryland.
She was the wife of the late Charles Melvin Harner, of Boyds, Maryland.
Born June 13, 1928, in Goshen, Maryland, she was the daughter of the late Russell and Beulah Fitzwater.
She graduated from Poolesville High School in 1946. After 26 years of service, she retired as Postmaster of Boyds Post Office in 1991. She was a charter member of Greenridge Baptist Church in Clarksburg, Maryland. She loved her flower gardens, and watching the Redskins and Nationals games. Her interests included crossword and jigsaw puzzles, and being with her family.
She is survived by her seven children Charles Melvin Harner, Jr. and wife Hany, of Boyds; Kathie Robinson of Salisbury; Dinah Wynne and husband Eddie, of Adamstown; Terry Harner of Boyds; Robin Roberson and husband Larry, of Adamstown; Amanda Bodmer and husband Mike, of West Virginia; and Melissa Harner of Frederick, thirteen grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren, sisters, Carolyn Freed, of Germantown, and Curry Harding of Indiana, and brothers David of Virginia; and Dennis of Poolesville.
She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews and their children.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and brothers, Willard, Kenneth, Upton, sisters Dessie Fitzwater, Velma (Betsy) Fraley, Geraldine Stark and Wilma Whitworth.
The family will be receiving friends on Friday April 5 from 5-8 pm at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd. (Rt. 109), Barnesville, MD (hiltonfh.com), where funeral services will be held on Saturday April 6 at 10 am.
Interment will follow at Parklawn Memorial Park, Rockville, Maryland.
A reception will be held at the Boyds Presbyterian Church.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to World Vision or the American Heart Association.

 

 

Beverly A. Pickrell

Beverly Ann Pickrell, age 64, of Mount Airy, Maryland, passed away on March 27, 2013 at the Kline Hospice House where she was surrounded by her family. She was the wife of Paxton Earl Pickrell. The couple was wed October 6, 1971. Born on August 8, 1948 in Monarch, Pennsylvania, she was the daughter of the late John Mick Wilson and Bertha Elenor Bobbs Wilson. Beverly graduated from Dunbar Township High School in 1966. She worked as a dietary aid at Asbury Methodist Village in Gaithersburg, MD and later at Lorien Assisted Living in Mount Airy, MD. She was an avid baker and enjoyed dining out at restaurants in the Frederick area with her husband. She also enjoyed sewing, crocheting, and spending time outdoors with her daughter and three cats. She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the V.F.W. in Mount Airy. She will be remembered for her unconditional kindness to others.
Surviving in addition to her husband are: her daughter Christina Lynn Pickrell of Baltimore; sister and brother Iva Mae D'Auria and Robert Wilson of Dunbar, PA; nieces and nephews Rick D'Auria, John J. Wilson, Lee Wilson, Brian Wilson, Jeffrey Sun, and Justina Sun; and numerous grand-nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by siblings John "Jack" Wilson, LeRoy Wilson, Howard "Pep" Wilson, and Barbara Wilson; brother-in-laws Edward Kingston Pickrell and Francis D'Auria; and sister-in-law Eileen Wilson. Visitation will be held Tuesday, April 2, 2013, from 1-3 PM and 6-8PM at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd. (Rt. 109), Barnesville, MD 20838 (hiltonfh.com), where funeral services will be held at 11 AM on Wednesday, April 3, 2013. Rev. Ednie Merritt and Randy Gilliam will officiate. Interment will follow at Leeds Manor Cemetery in Hume, VA. Those desiring may make memorial contributions in Beverly's name to the American Cancer Society. (cancer.org)

 

 

Jean Carolyn White

Jean Carolyn White, Dickerson, MD, went to be with her Lord on March 23, 2013. She was the wife of the late Herbert E. White. Born on December 1, 1928 in San Mateo, CA, she was the daughter of the late Melvin and Lelah Buster.
Jean enjoyed gardening, rug hooking and nature. She loved to stay at the cabin in West Virginia that the family built in the 1970's. When her children got older, Jean was able to put her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine she earned from the University of Pennsylvania to work.
Surviving are her five children, James (Stephanie) of Upper Marlboro, Stephen (Onor) of Hayward, CA, Henry Theodore of Poolesville, Mary Ann Clem (Wesley) of Poolesville, John (Karen) of Oakland, CA; five grandchildren, Tabitha, Tiffany, Rachel, Clarissa, Herbie; and one great grandson, Nathan.
The family will be receiving friends on Monday April 1 from 6-8 pm at Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd., Barnesville, MD.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 am on Tuesday April 2 at the St. Mary's Catholic Church, 18230 Barnesville Rd., Barnesville.
Interment will follow in Ft. Lincoln Cemetery, Brentwood, MD.

 

George F. Pezdirtz, III

George F. Pezdirtz III, 55, of Gaithersburg, MD went to be with the Lord on March 21, 2013. He was born in South Bend, IN on April 28, 1957 and preceded in death by his mother, Mary Pezdirtz Battcock. He is survived by his father, George F. Pezdirtz, Jr., his beloved wife, Linda, son, Micah, daughter, Lillian Servat and grandson Miguel Servat Jr., as well as his sisters: Kathryn Stokes, Spanda Johnson, Michele Cumming, and Barbara McLendon, and stepmother Catherine and her children, Lincoln and Karen Davis.
George studied computer science at University of Maryland and Biblical Studies at Washington Bible College. For a time he worked in Pest Management. Later he owned and operated his own food services company. More recently he worked in the field of transportation for computer graphics and for handicap transport. George was known for his deep love of family and life. He had a calling to help those in need of encouragement and comfort. His many interests and work reflected his strong spiritual life.
The family will be receiving friends on Wednesday March 27 from 10 - 11 A.M. at Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd., Barnesville, MD.
Funeral services will be held following the visitation at 12 noon at the Cedarbrook Community Church, 23700 Stringtown Road, Clarksburg, MD 20871.
Interment will be in St. Mary's Catholic Church cemetery, 18230 Barnesville Road, Barnesville, MD.

 

 

Tracie L. Fisher

Passed away suddenly on March 14. She was the beloved wife of William Fisher; mother of Ashley Escolas (Jamie) and Meagan Hardy; grandmother of Kylie and Andrew; sister of Scott Randles and a host of relatives and friends. The family will be receiving friends on March 20 from 1-3 and 6-8 pm at Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd., Barnesville, MD. Private burial.

 

 

Eugene A. Hanlon

On Saturday, March 9, 2013, Gene Hanlon passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family in Clarksburg, MD. For over 46 years, Gene was the beloved husband of Eileen Hanlon, and much-loved father of Patrick Hanlon, Bridget Plitt, Sean Hanlon, and Brian Hanlon. Mr. Hanlon was also a proud grandfather of five; Chloe, Joey, Claire, Katharine, and Jessica Hanlon. Mr. Hanlon was an accomplished artist and published cartoonist. He also taught math, science, and OJT curricula in Montgomery County, MD for over 30 years. While teaching, he also coached numerous state championship track and field teams for Gaithersburg High School. He will be remembered for his sense of humor, artwork, big heart, devotion to God, and his deep and enduring Catholic faith. A funeral mass will be held at St. Mary's Catholic Church and Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima, 18230 Barnesville Road, Barnesville, MD (stmaryonline.com) on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 11:00 AM. A luncheon will follow the mass and graveside blessing. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Holy Cross Hospital Hospice (holycrosshealth.org/hospice).

 


Kevin Staten

Kevin Staten, 50, loving husband, father, friend and musician, passed away on Thursday February 28, 2013. He was born in 1963 in Washington, DC and was the son of the late Dean and Helen M. Staten.
Kevin is survived by his wife Elizabeth A. Staten; sons Michael A. and Benjamin T. Staten; his brother George Staten and his faithful companions, Yim and Jack.
Visitation will be held on Friday March 8, 2013, from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m., with a time of sharing memories at 7:00 p.m., at the Our Lady of Presentation Catholic Church, 17230 Tom Fox Ave., Poolesville, MD 20837, where funeral services will be held Saturday March 9, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. The family will be receiving friends starting at 12 noon.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital (www.stjude.org)

 

 

Mark C. Hough

Mark C. Hough, 53, of Dickerson, MD died suddenly on Saturday February 23, 2013.
Born on June 1, 1959, in Bethesda, he was the son of Jasper F. and Doris (Warfield) Hough.
Mark will be missed and remembered by his many friends locally, and in the motorcycle racing community. A 1977 graduate of Poolesville High School, Mark was in business for himself for many years before becoming the driver for American Honda Racing. He drove for 8 years to motorcross and supercross races all across the country. He loved every aspect of motorcycling.
Mark was currently employed by Gaithersburg Equipment Company. He also enjoyed restoring his Kenworth tractor / trailer.
Mark was easy going and made friends easily. He got along with everyone and made a positive impression everywhere he went.
Surviving besides his parents is one brother, Mike Hough and wife Eleanor of Adamstown; one sister, Sue Helmick and husband Mike of Jefferson; two nephews, Walter Hough of Adamstown, Zach Helmick of Jefferson; one niece, Amy Cole and husband Tony of Martinsburg, WV; one great niece, Jaden Hough and his uncle, Forest Hough of Dickerson.
Mark was a member of the American Motorcycle Association and the Harley Owners Group.
The family will be receiving friends on Friday March 1 from 5-8 pm at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd. (Rt. 109), Barnesville, where funeral services will be held at 11 am on Saturday March 2.
Interment will follow in Monocacy Cemetery, Beallsville.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Heart Association (www.heart.org)

 

 

 

Frances E. Stovicek

Frances E. Stovicek, 27, of Montgomery Village, MD, on February 19, 2013.
The family will be receiving friends on Monday March 4 from 5-8 pm at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd. (Rt. 109), Barnesville, MD.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 am on Tuesday March 5 at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 6701 Muncaster Mill Road, Derwood, Maryland 20855.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Fran's name to either the Montgomery County Humane Society, , Harrison House-VA, , or a charity of your choice.

 

 

Jon Thomas Dols

Jon Thomas Dols, 74, of Taneytown, MD, went to be home with the Lord suddenly on February 13, 2012.
He was the husband of Rev. Patricia C. Dols.
Surviving besides his wife are his six children, Kevin Dols (Sharon), Kristine Fessenden (Eric), Michelle Bassani (Bobby), Billie Moynihan, Charlie Klinck, David Klinck (Felicia) and twelve grandchildren, Joseph, Benjamin, Jocelyne, Bobby Jr., Tony, Devon, Dylan, Roger, Christi, Stefan, Aidan, and Danny.
The family will be receiving friends on Sunday February 17 from 1-3 pm at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd. (Rt. 109), Barnesville (hiltonfh.com).
Funeral services will be held at 10 am on Monday February 18 at the Memorial United Methodist Church, 17821 Elgin Road, Poolesville, MD.
Interment will take place at 1:30 pm in Emmanuel United Methodist Church Cemetery at 10755 Scaggsville Rd., Laurel, MD 20723
In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Tom's name to: Laurel Advocacy and Referral Services, 311 Laurel Avenue, Laurel, MD 20707. Please make checks out to "Laurel Advocacy & Referral Services, Inc" or FISH of Laurel, Inc., Elizabeth House, P.O. Box 36, Laurel, MD 20725-0036

 

 

Carlton E. Johnson, Sr.

Carlton E. Johnson, Sr., 83, of Comus, died on February 13, 2013 at the Frederick Memorial Hospital in Frederick.
He was the loving husband of the late Thelma E. Johnson.
Born on November 18, 1929, in Comus, he was the son of the late Ernest and Carrie (Nichols) Johnson.
Surviving are his three sons, Carlton Johnson, Jr. (Bonnie), Kyle Johnson (Debbie), Duane Johnson (Shirley); one sister, Shirley Lawson; six grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.
The family will be receiving friends on Sunday February 17 from 6-9 pm at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd. (Rt. 109), Barnesville (hiltonfh.com).
Funeral services will be held at 11 am on Monday February 18 at the Clarksburg United Methodist Church, 23425 Spire Street, Clarksburg, MD 20871.
Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
In lieu of flowers the family suggest donations be made to the church in Carlton's name.

 

William Fred Shupe

William Fred Shupe, 82, of Frederick, formerly of Dickerson, died on February 8, 2013.
He was the loving husband of Margaret Shupe.
Born on September 8, 1930, in Rich Valley, VA, he was the son of the late Jessie and Mattie (Myers) Shupe.
Surviving besides his wife are two daughters, Nina Ostrawski, Debra Short; two stepsons, John and Randall Jones; 6 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.
Fred was preceded in death by two sons, Tony and Bill Shupe and all of his siblings.
The family will be receiving friends on Tuesday February 12 from 6-8 pm at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd. (Rt. 109), Barnesville (hiltonfh.com), where funeral services will be held on Wednesday February 13 at 11 am. A cremation will follow.
In lieu of flowers the family suggest donations be made in Fred's name to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718 (www.cancer.org)

 

 

Samuel F. "Pete" Belcher

Samuel F. "Pete" Belcher, 87, of Dickerson, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday February 2, 2013.
He was the husband of the late Alberta Mary "Birdie" (Dodson) Belcher who died in 1965.
Born on July 10, 1925, in Bluefield, VA, he was the son of the late James Walter and Mattie (Neal) Belcher.
Pete was a decorated WWII Veteran, receiving the Purple Heart. He was a lifelong resident of Dickerson and worked for many years with Roberson Plumbing.
Surviving are his children, Wanda Burt of Buckeystown, Samuel J. Belcher of Frederick, Barbara Lee Scott of Frederick, Claude T. Belcher and wife Donna of Dickerson, Jeannye Hungerford of Frederick; one sister, Barbara J. Lamb and husband Carroll of Gettysburg, PA; nine grandchildren, Tyler, Eric, John, Brittany, Lori, Barbara, Billy, Mike, Katie Jo; six great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Pete was preceded in death by three brothers, James H., Donald Lee and Claude Belcher.
The family will be receiving friends on Wednesday February 6 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd. (Rt. 109), Barnesville where funeral services will be held on Thursday February 7 at 11 am.
Interment will follow in Monocacy Cemetery, Beallsville.

 

 

 

Russell G. West

Russell G. West, 79, of Poolesville, MD died on Saturday February 2, 2013 at the Heartfield Assisted Living in Frederick, MD.
He was the husband of the late Sharlene Hollandsworth West.
Born on October 19, 1933 in Topeka, Virginia, he was the son of the late Zebrum and Lillie (Leith) West.
Surviving are his two daughters, Kathy Cody and husband Ed of Poolesville, Karen West Williams of Dickerson, MD; two grandsons, Brian and Jason Cody (Tiffany) both of Poolesville;
three sisters, Iva Powell (John), Ruby Burnett (Clayton) both of Danville, VA, Ilene Hooker (Lloyd) of Meadows of Dan, VA.
Russell was preceded in death by one grandson, Kelly O. Williams, III, two sisters, Lydia and June Pratt and two brothers Marvin and Advil West.
Russell was a member of the Independent Order Of Odd Fellows #97 Poolesville Lodge and a member of the Poolesville Memorial United Methodist Church.
The family will be receiving friends on Tuesday February 5 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 February 6 at the Poolesville Memorial United Methodist Church, 17821 Elgin Road, Poolesville, MD 20837.
Interment will follow in Monocacy Cemetery, Beallsville, MD.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Russell's name to the Poolesville Memorial United Methodist Church, "Memorial Fund".

 

 

 

Charles "Pete" U. Eader

Charles "Pete" U. Eader, 97, of Woodbine, passed away peacefully at his residence on Saturday January 26, 2013.
He was the husband of the late Ethel L. Eader.
Born on February 17, 1915 in Bucklodge, MD he was the son of the late Archie and Margaret (Gardner) Eader.
Surviving are four children, Charles, Robert and James Eader, Joyce Sexton; 11 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren.
Pete was preceded in death by one daughter, Barbara Cornett and all twelve of his siblings.
The family will be receiving friends on Tuesday January 29 from 6-8 pm at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd. (Rt 109), Barnesville (hiltonfh.com) where funeral services will be held at 11 am on Wednesday January 30. Pastor Sandra Hamby and Loren Fetty of Lighthouse Ministries in Mt. Airy will officiate the services.
Interment will follow in Monocacy Cemetery, Beallsville.

 

 

Marjorie (Bitsy) Marvin Brown (Age 77)

Departed this life on January 12, 2013 in the loving care of her family. She was the beloved wife of the late William E. Brown for over 56 years and the loving and caring mother of sons James E. Brown (Poolesville, MD), Timothy W. Brown (Los Angeles, CA), and Matthew W. Brown (New Market, MD). She is also survived by her loving and caring sisters Patricia Arntson (and husband Steve) and Judy Majors, four loving grandchildren (Jess, Tucker, Dianna, and Andy), and an extended family of loving brother and sister-in-laws (Imogene and Skip McClung), daughters-in-law (Gabi Jacob, Eva Perez, Gail Brown), step-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and close friends, including her care-givers and buddies (Norma Haas, Patty Diller, and Sherri Wilcom) and her friends at the Red Hat Society. Special thanks go out to those who helped to take care of mom during her last days, including the techs and nurses in the 2C Hospice/Oncology Unit at Frederick Memorial Hospital. "Mom" passed with the same dignity and love in which she led her life.
A memorial and celebration of the life of Marge Brown will be held on Saturday January 19, 2013 at 11:00 AM with reception to follow at the Calvary United Methodist Church, 403 South Main Street, Mount Airy, MD 21771. Interment will be held in a private ceremony on Sunday (January 20) at National Memorial Park in Falls Church VA. In lieu of flowers donations can and should be made to Hospice of Frederick County or to the Calvary United Methodist Church of Mount Airy MD.

"Light as summer air
Taking flight to find her love
Laughter sounds so sweet."
--------A haiku by Tim Brown

 

 

Walter R. "Bud" Gibson, Sr.

Walter R. "Bud" Gibson, Sr., 76, of Ijamsville, formerly of Wheaton, died on January 11, 2013.
He was the husband of Carolyn Gibson.
Born on October 9, 1936 in Dickerson, he was the son of the late Lawrence and Jessie (Poole) Gibson.
Surviving besides his wife are his children, Michelle I. Williams (Jason), W. Raymond Gibson, Jr. (Candi), Lisa Daffan, Lesley and Richard Gibson; one sister, Irene Dixon; one brother, E. Michael Gibson and three grandchildren, Cheyanne, Wyatt and Morgan.
He was preceded in death by four brothers, Claude "Hoot", Lawrence "Fritz", Robert and David Gibson.
The family will be receiving friends on Monday January 14 from 1-3 and 6-8 pm at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd. (Rt 109), Barnesville. Funeral services will be held at 11 am on Tuesday January 15 at the Memorial United Methodist Church, 17821 Elgin Rd., Poolesville.
Interment will follow in Monocacy Cemetery, Beallsville.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Wilson Health Care Center (Asbury Methodist Village), Alzheimer's Association, or the American Heart Association.

 

 

Mary E. Bucheimer-Menter

Mary Elizabeth Menter, 52, of Dickerson, MD died on January 9, 2013.
Born May 14, 1960, she was the daughter of George E. Bucheimer and the late Mary (Atwood) Bucheimer.
Surviving is one daughter, Destiny Autumn Orion Baily; one brother, Michael Preston Bucheimer; two granddaughters, Harmony Brielle Boyce, Ava J Ray Seals and one grandson, Davis Sheperd Seals.
Mary was also preceded in death by one brother, George E. Bucheimer.
The family will be receiving friends on Wednesday January 16 from 6-8 pm at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd. (Rt 109), Barnesville, MD.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the International Lymes and Associated Diseases Society, ILADEF, P.O. Box 341461 Bethesda, Maryland 20827-1461 in memory of Mary Bucheimer-Mentor.

 

 

Jeffrey Banana

Jeffrey Banana, 46, of Las Vegas, NV.
Funeral services will be held at 1 P.M. on Tuesday January 15, 2013 at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Road (Rt. 109), Barnesville, MD.

 

 

Elmer S. Bell


Elmer Stanley Bell passed away on Tuesday, January 9th, 2013 with his family in Poolesville, MD. Elmer was a resident of Plantation Park in Frankford, DE and also at the Atlantic Shores Nursing Home in Millsboro, DE. Elmer was the loving husband of Elaine Augustin Bell who passed away on July 21, 2011 in Millsboro, DE. Born on March 16, 1925 in Los Angeles, CA, he was the son of Elmer Fred Gaska and Lorna Holt Meade. He was formerly married to Carole Crosby Bell of Los Angeles, CA and Sumter, SC. Elmer often went by his middle name "Stan". Elmer served as a 2nd Lieutenant in the US Army Air Corps from 1944 to 1945. He graduated with a bachelor's degree from Chapman University in Orange, CA. An accountant by profession, he worked for various firms in the Los Angeles area, the US Government in Washington DC and for the town of Bethany Beach, DE. He was an active leader in the Boy Scouts of America and the Lions Club. Hobbies included deep sea fishing, model airplanes and baseball. He sang in the church choir, and was an avid gardener. He attended Community Lutheran Church in Omar, DE. He is survived by his brother Roy Bell of Los Angeles, CA, his son Douglas Bell of Poolesville, MD, and his daughters Robin Williams of Sumter SC and Kathleen Teff of Simsbury, CT. Grand children include Sarah Bell and Douglas Bell, Jr. of Poolesville, MD, Christopher Williams of West Columbia, SC, Courtney Williams of Sumter, SC, Ryan Crosby of Boston, MA, Ashley Carlson of Adrian, MI and Adam Teff of Simsbury, CT. He will be missed.

 

Minnie R. Yokley

Minnie R. Yokley, 87, of Mt. Airy, died on January 6, 2013 at the Carroll County Hospital in Westminster.
She was the wife of the late James Yokley.
Born on August 8, 1925, she was the daughter of the late Townsend and Minnie (Murphy) Page.
Surviving are her children, Sue King of WV, Norma Spencer of Mt. Airy, Phyllis Lewis and husband Brendan of Mt. Airy, Mike Yokley of Waynesboro, PA, Shirley Yokley of Hagerstown, Bruce Yokley of Waldorf, Bob Yokley and wife Pat of Germantown, Tom Yokley and wife Joan of Iowa, Darlene Yokley of Hagerstown; one sister, Mary Mills of Waldorf; 25 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren
She was preceded in death by one son, Morris Yokley and two sisters Betty and Gladys.
Minnie love flowers and gardening, loved her family and others. She would go without if it meant helping someone.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday January 9 from 5-8pm at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd. (Rt. 109), Barnesville, MD, where funeral services will be held on Thursday January 10 at 11am.
Interment will follow in Boyds Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Boyds, MD.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association National Capital Area, 3701 Pender Drive, Suite 400, Fairfax, VA 22030 (alz.org)

 

 

Michael S. Poe

Michael S. Poe, 23, of Clarksburg, MD on January 1, 2013.
Born on April 14, 1989 he was the son of Steven and Leslie Poe.
Also surviving are his two brothers, Matthew and Mitchell, paternal grandparents, Bob and Gayle Poe of Warrenton, VA and maternal grandmother, Janet Curtis of Alexandria, VA
He will also be missed by many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Michael was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Frank Curtis.
The family will be receiving friends on Monday January 7 from 4-8 pm at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 18230 Barnesville Road, Barnesville, MD 20838 where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 am on Tuesday January 8.
Interment will follow the Mass in the church cemetery.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Haiti Twinning Mission (www.st-josephs-haiti.com)

 

 

Denise M. LeGrand

Denise M. LeGrand, 42, of Frederick, died suddenly on December 28, 2012 at her residence.
Surviving are her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Leonard; two daughters, Alexis Le Grand and Alyssa Le Grand; one sister, Theresa and her husband, Jody Holston; one brother, Craig Leonard and his wife, Jessica Gearing Leonard.
Denise was the aunt to Paige Holston and Makenzie Holston; the granddaughter of Genevieve Santucci, Evelyn Hudson, and the niece of Dan Santucci, Joyce and Tom McCartin, Jennine Cornell, Bryan and Sue Santucci, Nancy and Tony LaBella, Bob and Janet Hudson, Jackie Leonard, Carol and Fred Donatelli, and June Rockhold.
She will be missed by a large number of wonderful cousins, and friends.
A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Saturday January 5, 2013 at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 18230 Barnesville Rd., Barnesville, MD.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Mary's at P.O. Box 67, Barnesville, MD 20838.

 

 

Thomas L. Jentz

Thomas L. Jentz, 66, of Germantown, MD on December 29, 2012.
He was an author of 93 books on WWII German Tanks.
He was the husband of Franziska Jentz, father of Kathy and Ullrich Jentz, brother of Joyce Eikenberry, Nila Buckler and Dr. David Jentz.
Tom is also survived by two grandchildren.
The family will receive friends on Saturday January 5, 2013 from 2-4 p.m. at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd. (Rt. 109), Barnesville, MD.

 

 

Patrick J. Donnelly

Patrick J. Donnelly, 82, of Boyds, MD died peacefully on December 20, 2012 at Manor Care of Potomac.
Born on September 4, 1930 in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of the late Patrick and Ann (Cooney) Donnelly. Pat was a graduate of St. Thomas Moore High School class of 1949. He served in the United States Air Force during the Korean War. After his discharge he worked for Catholic University and SAMBA HMO. Pat was proud of his Irish ancestry. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Barnesville, MD and the Knights of Columbus Our Lady of Fatima Council 6901.
Surviving is his sister, Mary Corrigan; brother, Thomas Donnelly and wife Stella; three nieces, Theresa Donnelly, Mary Corrigan, Helen Tai and husband Chiang; two nephews, John Corrigan and Charles Corrigan, Jr. and several cousins.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Thursday, January 3, 2013 at St Mary's Catholic Church, 18230 Barnesville Road, Barnesville, MD.
Interment will follow in the church cemetery.


 

 

Shirley M.Paulson

Shirley M. Paulson, 83, of Montgomery Village, MD, on December 19, 2012.
She was the wife of Louis Paulson.
Born on February 10, 1929 in St. Louis, Missouri, she was the daughter of the late Dwight and Marigold (Schneithorst) Davis.
Surviving besides her husband is one son, Dwight David Paulson (Gail) of Gaithersburg, MD, one sister, Joyce Nicholson of FL, one granddaughter, Melanie Shur, and nieces and nephews in Missouri, Tennessee, Florida, Georgia and Ohio.
The family will be receiving friends on Saturday, December 22 from 10-11am at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd., Barnesville, MD, with funeral services at 11 am.
Interment will follow in Monocacy Cemetery, Beallsville, MD
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Shirley Paulson to Manna Food Center, 9311 Gaither Rd., Gaithersburg, MD 20877

 

 

Grace E. Egan

On December 18, 2012, Grace Eloise Egan passed away peacefully, surrounded by loved ones.
Born on January 5, 1920 in Vancouver, Canada, she led a full and accomplished life in Canada, California, New York and Maryland. During World War II, she took great pride in serving the Allied Forces, working with Sir William Stephenson's British Security Coordination Office at the Rockefeller Center in New York, NY, and in Camp X in Ontario, Canada.
Grace was the beloved wife of late William Egan Sr., the loving mother of sons Bill, Tom and Bob, and the beloved grandma of Lindsey, Maggie, George, Cecile, Kevin, Jessie, Matthew and Katie.
Friends and family are invited to gather for a funeral mass on Friday, December 28, 2012 at 10 a.m. at St Mary's Catholic Church, 18230 Barnesville Road, Barnesville, MD. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St Ann's Infant & Maternity Home, 4901 Eastern Avenue, Hyattsville, MD 20782.

 

 

 

Michael T. Abbaticchio

Michael Tyler Abbaticchio of Comus, Md passed away on December 14, 2012.
He was born in Washington, DC to the late Howard and Vera(Tyler) Abbaticchio.
He graduated from Einstein High School and then received a biochemistry degree from the University of Georgia. Mike returned home where he worked for Litton Bionetics before starting his own successful business, Comus Design and Construction.
Mike is survived by his wife Krista and their three daughters Tara, Jamie and Michele as well as his sister Toni Kuhn and husband Dick, and surrogate son and business partner Teddy Newman. He also leaves behind many other relatives and friends who considered him a mentor and role model.
The family will be receiving friends during a celebration of Mike's life on Dec. 27th 6-9pm at the Rockville Civic Center Glenview Mansion at 603 Edmonston Dr. Rockville, Md 20851 In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mike's name to Habitat For Humanity (habitat.org)

 

 

Frances E. Watson

Frances E. Watson, 91, of Sarasota, FL, formerly of Rockville, MD, on December 12, 2012.
She was the wife of the late Morris Paul Watson.
Surviving are her children, Judy Patterson (Gary), Paul Watson, Ronald Watson (Linda), Cheryl Reed (Upton), Gail Watson, David Watson; one brother, George Shepherd; 12 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.
The family will be receiving friends on Monday, December 17 from 6-8 pm at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd., Barnesville, MD.
Graveside services and interment will take place at 10 am on Tuesday December 18 at Parklawn Cemetery, 12800 Veirs Mill Road, Rockville, MD.

 

 

Rudy Duma

Rudy Duma of Clarksburg, MD. Services private.

 

 

June L. Boxall

June L. Boxall, 54, of Hagerstown, MD, formerly of Boyds, MD passed away suddenly on Thursday December 6, 2012.
She was the loving wife of Charles Boxall and daughter of the late Clarence and Regina (Parker) Ricketts.
June was retired from the Montgomery County School Board.
Surviving besides her husband are her children, Lenny King, Rebecca King, Charles Boxall, Jr., James (Willie) Boxall; brothers, Robbie Ricketts (Donna), Ronnie Ricketts (Brenda), Danny Ricketts (Candy); sister Joan Boswell (Clarence); brother-in-law, Carl Boxall; grandchildren, Timothy and Kevin Shaw, Lucas Boxall, Colby James Wingard, Parker Hozhabri and many loved nieces and nephews. June is also survived by her mother-in-law Jo Ann Boxall and was preceded in death by her father-in-law Edward Boxall and sister Debbie Ricketts.
The family will be receiving friends on Sunday December 9 from 5-8 p.m. at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd. (Rt. 109), Barnesville, MD where funeral services will be held on Monday December 10 at 11 a.m.
Interment will follow in Boyds Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Boyds, MD.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made in June's name to the National Kidney Foundation (kidney.org).

 

 

Dr. Roger C. Sears

Dr. Roger C. Sears, of Poolesville, MD passed away on Wednesday, November 21 after battling metastatic melanoma.
Dr. Sears was born in York, PA on April 23, 1935. He graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in 1953, and graduated from dental school in 1960 from the University of Maryland. After serving in the U.S. Army from 1960 to 1962, he settled in Rockville, MD. Dr. Sears practiced dentistry in Rockville for 45 years before retiring to devote his time to the Izaak Walton League of America, an association committed to the preservation and enjoyment of the beautiful outdoors. A lifelong hunter, fisherman, and trainer of competitive hunting retrievers, Dr. Sears spent the last decade of his life working to strengthen the Izaak Walton League of America. He previously served as the Bethesda Chevy Chase Chapter treasurer, secretary, vice-president, president and was currently the Chairman of the National Executive Board of the Izaak Walton League of America. He was passionate about promoting a love of nature among young people. He also orchestrated the preservation of the 17th century cottage of its namesake in Staffordshire, England.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Mary, his children Margaret Heimbach of Poolesville, Maryland, Dr. Stephen Sears (Kristie) of Fort Collins, Colorado, and John Sears (Rachel) of Germantown, Maryland. He is also survived by his mother Mrs. Erna Sears of Towson MD, his sister Sandra Owings (Russell) of Towson MD, and six loving grandchildren, Matt, Kevin, and Kate Heimbach, Lauren and Caroline Sears, and Andy Sears.
A Viewing will be held from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM on Sunday, November 25th at Our Lady of the Presentation Catholic Church in Poolesville, MD. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 am, Monday November 26th at Our Lady of the Presentation. Internment will follow at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Barnesville, MD.
In lieu of flowers, gifts or donations may be made to the Izaak Walton League of America, 707 Conservation Lane Gaithersburg, MD 20878-2983 or to Our Lady of the Presentation Catholic Church, P.O. Box 423 Poolesville, MD 20837.

 

 

Herbert E. White

Mr. Herbert E. White, 80, of Dickerson, on November 9, 2012.
The family received friends on Monday November 12 at the funeral home, where funeral services were held on Tuesday November 13.
Interment was in Ft. Lincoln Cemetery, Brentwood, MD.

 

 

Katherine Turner Fayard

On Monday, Nov. 5th, 2012.
Katherine T. Fayard of Takoma Park and Dickerson, MD. Loving widow of Rolando M. Fayard, beloved mother of Anna F. Connellee, Roland M. Fayard and Cecilia E. Fayard. Also survived by nine grandchildren and eight great-grand children.
Services will be held on Monday, November 12th at 11:00 am at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd., Barnesville, MD.
Interment at Cedar Hill Cemetery, Suitland, MD.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to the Lois Green-Sligo Chapter of the Isaac Walton League of America c/o, 7436 Cinnabar Terrace, Gaithersburg, MD 20879

 

 

Ilona Bognar

Ilona Bognar, 80, of Montgomery Village, MD on November 6, 2012.
Services will be held at 11 am on Saturday November 10th at the funeral home.
Interment will follow in Monocacy Cemetery, Beallsville, MD

 

 

Franklin Turner Bynaker, Jr.

Mr. Franklin T. Bynaker, Jr., 80, of Rockville, MD died peacefully on Wednesday October 17, 2012.
Born on September 19, 1932 in Mount Jackson, VA, he was the son of the late Franklin T. and Olga (Marston) Bynaker, Sr.
Frank belonged to the Moose Club and the Pioneer Coon Hunters Club.
Surviving are his children, Kenneth T. Bynaker, Sr. and wife Dale of Rockville, Jeanette Farmer and husband Gordon of Harpers Ferry, WV, Ruth Ann Harrison of Germantown, MD, Franklin T. Russell and wife Laura of Bel Air, MD; two sisters, Bettie Stemple and husband Ron, Mary Ann Monroe; 9 grandchildren, Melissa Girolami, Kenneth Bynaker, Jr., Tony Lowe, Justin Farmer, David Fitzwater and wife Britnie, Steven Harrison and wife Sarah, Matthew Harrison and wife Jen, Christopher Russell and wife Heather, Heather Godlewski and husband Allan; 12 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by one sister, Dorothy Rose and two brothers, Ira and Harold Bynaker.
The family will be receiving friends on Sunday October 21 from 6-8 pm at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd., (Rt. 109), Barnesville, MD 20838.
A cremation will follow.

 

 

R. P. Brown

Richard Poole Brown revved up his big rig for the last run, slowly moved forward and entered his final destination on Sunday, October 14 at 10 o'clock in the morning. He was born on August 10, 1924 in Barnesville, Maryland, the only son of Mary Poole and Hatton Darby Brown. He was declared by his Uncle Will Brown to be "the ugliest baby born in Barnesville".
This self-made man who proudly proclaimed that he never submitted a timecard or drew a paycheck was first married to Erma Louise Hubble with whom he had the following surviving children; Nona Louise Schwartzbeck (Joseph), Nina Poole Burdette (James), Richard Hatton and Clark Everett (Bonnie).
He was educated at Barnesville Elementary School, a one teacher, one room six-grade building now converted into a home. The call of the road sounded and he answered by leaving Poolesville High School to begin hauling livestock to the market in Baltimore and other places, buying, selling and bartering chickens and vegetables along the way. His very first job was with horse and buggy loaded with a calf.
Working with his father, Dick hauled grain, hay; livestock, contents of homes, and eventually expanded to a fleet of many tractors and 17 trailers. Many hay dealings were with Amish farmers in Pennsylvania and Canadian farmers. His businesses expanded all up and down the east coast. One of the most unusual contracts was to haul three steers to the top of a hotel in Knoxville, Tennessee for an advertising gimmick for the Pet Milk Company.
He would refuse to haul horses, yet for years he built, transported and put in place portable horse stalls for horse shows. Employing tank trucks, distillery slop was hauled to farmers as feed for cattle and hogs. He also arranged with bakeries and candy manufacturers to haul out-dated and rejected breads and candies for livestock food. He designed and assisted in the building of a "possum belly" trailer.
A distinguished gentleman of means from lower Montgomery County he dreamed of starting up a dairy farm. He approached the local expert, Dick Brown, about a herd of steers to develop the operation. As they were about to close the deal, Dick's father intervened and nixed the ruse.
Baptized at the Barnesville Baptist Church, then confirmed in later years at St. Mary's Catholic, Dick supplied Christmas wreaths, straw and other materials needed for the Crèches as well as trees for those and several other local churches. With his long white beard, red trimmed suit and jolly nature, he portrayed an excellent Santa at many Christmas celebrations. When the snow fell, he was out with his plow, opening up driveways and paths for churches, friends and neighbors. Part-time play was spent auctioneering, making an enjoyable meeting of buyers. Delivering newspapers made twenty-four hour days, so that did not last long.
Dick was a past president of the Monocacy Lions Club, very active in the 4-H, FFA, and the Elks Lodge #684.
When Dick moved to Frederick, his partner, John Bare, introduced him as R. P. Thereafter, it was so.
R.P. He owned and operated Flook's Texaco at Evergreen Point, Frederick, where he also sold brick for many years. The property was purchased by the state for a new interstate 70 interchange. He was married to Ida Lutz Jones Price for over 30 years.
Left also to mourn his passing include the following step-children: Skip Price (Virginia), Jane Parsley (Jim), Michael Price (Kathy), Darby Price, (Laurie), Jack Price (Joyce), Betsy Lynch (John), William Price (Cherry Barr), Ed Price (Kathy) and Vincent Price (DeEtte), numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and a host of friends.
R.P. was predeceased by a stepdaughter, Sue Price Ricketeson, who died September 13, 2012 of ALS.
The family will be receiving friends on Wednesday October 17 from 1-3 and 6-8 pm at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd. (Rt. 109), Barnesville, MD.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 am on Thursday October 18 at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 18230 Barnesville Rd., Barnesville.
Interment will follow in Monocacy Cemetery, Beallsville, MD.
In lieu of flowers, the families request that you contribute to ALS Assoc.FL Chapter, 3242 Parkside Center Circle, Tampa FL 33619-0907.

 

 

Robert Dean Dorrough

Mr. Robert D. Dorrough, 67, of Poolesville, MD died on Monday October 8, 2012.
He was the husband of Carol Dorrough.
Born on March 9, 1945 in Paris, Arkansas, he was the son of the late Henry and Willa Dean (Ewing) Dorrough.
Bob participated in the Relay for Life and was an avid car enthusiast.
Surviving besides his wife are his children, Chontelle Hockenbery (Brian), Chrissie Harney (Paul), Mike Clements; four brothers, Billy, Tracy, Terry Dorrough, Walter Moore; three sisters, Annette Heironimus, Athena Barr, Donna McCarty and eight grandchildren, Loran, Megan and Morgan Harney, Jacob and Nicqolas Clements, Tina Pinkey, Gavin and Kylee Hockenbery.
The family will be receiving friends on Wednesday October 10 from 5-8 pm at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd., (Rt. 109), Barnesville, MD 20838.
Funeral services will be held at 11 am on Thursday October 11 at the Bush Creek Church of the Brethren, 4821 Green Valley Road, Monrovia, MD 21770.
Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Cancer Society (relayforlife.org/poolesvillemd) in Bob's name.

 

 

Margaret B. Richmond

Margaret Bryan Richmond, 89, a much beloved and caring wife, mother, grandmother, and friend, died peacefully at her home in Poolesville, Maryland, on October 4, 2012.
She was born January 7, 1923 in Baltimore, the daughter of George Bryan and Anna Lee Swain Bryan. She lived in Baltimore and graduated from the Institute of Notre Dame High School in 1941.
In 1944 she married her childhood sweetheart, Jim Richmond, soon after Jim had served as a Marine fighter pilot in the South Pacific. Early in their marriage they resided in Baltimore, then Miami, Florida, and Cumberland, Maryland. In 1956, Jim and Margaret moved to the Woodside Park neighborhood of Silver Spring, Maryland, where they lived until moving to Poolesville in 2001.
In their years in Silver Spring, they were active members of St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church. Margaret volunteered for many years at St. Michael's elementary school library. She was devoted to her faith and her family throughout her life. Through her example, she showed them the importance of faith and love.
Margaret is survived by three daughters, Sue Richmond and her husband Rob Livernash, of Alexandria, Va., Fran Picariello and her husband Peter Picariello, of Poolesville, and Jamie Blake and her husband Ed Blake, of Kilmarnock, Va. She also leaves two grandchildren, Erin Picariello Griffith and her husband Darren Griffith of Frederick, Maryland, and Rachel Picariello Mattingly and her husband Eddie Mattingly of Rockville, Maryland.
A mass will be held Wednesday, October 17, at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of the Presentation church at 17230 Tom Fox Ave (corner of Route 107 and Tom Fox Avenue) in Poolesville, Maryland. Following the ceremony, she will be interred at the Gate of Heaven cemetery at 13801 Georgia Ave. in Silver Spring, Maryland.
It was Margaret's wish to remain at home in the final year of her life. The family wishes to thank Mamie Pekanyande for providing devoted 24-hour care for Margaret this year, as well as Ellen Lauer and the entire staff of Debra Levy Eldercare Associates and Holy Cross Hospice.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, P. O. Box 50, Memphis, TN 38101-9929. stjude.org


 

Margaret C. Stevens

Mrs. Margaret C. Stevens, 79, of Frederick, MD on Wednesday October 3, 2012.
She was the loving wife of the late Charles F. Stevens, Jr..
Surviving are her children, Chuck Stevens III of Germantown, MD, Patrick Stevens of Poolesville, MD, Colleen Chavez of Frederick, MD, Margie Scott of St. Louis, MO and 10 grandchildren, Matthew, Claire, Hannah, Emma, Christina, Alyssa, Connor, Jack, Matilda and Charles Finian.
The family will receive friends on Friday October 5 from 12 noon until 1pm at the St. Mary's Catholic Church, 18230 Barnesville Rd., Barnesville, MD where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 1 pm.
Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Lung Association, 1301 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20004 (lung.org)

 

 

Thomas J. Zajdel

Mr. Thomas J. Zajdel, 65, of Poolesville, MD on Monday October 1, 2012.
Loving husband of Mary, father of Ann Marie Matlock, James, John, Katherine and Joseph Zajdel, brother of Edward and Gary Zajdel and grandfather of Sarai, Aja, Cody, Elijah, Mya, Allyson, Cayenne and Austin.
He was preceded in death by one son Michael Zajdel.
The family will receive friends on Friday October 5 from 1-3 and 6-8pm at the Our Lady of the Presentation Catholic Church, 17230 Tom Fox Ave., Poolesville, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday October 6 at 10 am.
Interment will follow in St. Mary's Catholic Church Cemetery, Barnesville, MD.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the National Kidney Foundation (kidney.org)

 

 

 


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