Mildred G. Pier

Mildred G. Pier, 92, of Frederick, MD passed away on April 8, 2020.

Mildred was the loving wife of the late Eldridge M. Pier.

Born on November 24, 1927, in Darnestown, MD, she was the daughter of the late Howard F. Carter Sr. and Jessie J Carter.

Mildred is survived by her children; Pamela A. Turnbow (Patrick), Patti A. Jordan (late Dan B. Jordan Jr.), grandchildren; Stephen Turnbow, Robert Turnbow (Lauren), Shawn Jordan (Breianne),Victoria Jordan, Bethany Jordan, great-grandchild; Addison Turnbow and one  brother; Robert Carter.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Alice Nicholson and one brother, Howard F. Carter, Jr.

Due to mandated restrictions with the coronavirus, a private family service will be held.

A celebration of life service will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Frederick County, 516 Trail Ave, Frederick, MD 21701.

Margaret Lovejoy Walz

Margaret Lovejoy Walz passed away April 17, 2020. She was surrounded by her adoring family.

Born in 1939 in Washington, D.C., she was known to many by her baby brother’s nickname for her, Mickey. She graduated high school from BCC, then from WSS.While working at IBM, she met the love of her life, Larry. She excelled as a secretary for law firms, then with NIST, where she retired in 2007. They were married for 53 years and had 2 children. She brought joy to everyone around her, through her sense of humor, loving heart, and sharp mind- as well as her top notch cooking abilities.She is survived by her husband; Larry, children; John and Christina and their spouses, 4 grandchildren; and siblings, Mary and Jim. All of their lives are blessed for having her in them.Due to social distancing, there will be a private family service. We will have a celebration of life at a later time.In lieu of flowers, please make donations in her name to support cancer research or World Wildlife Fund.    

Patricia William

Patricia Williams passed away on April 24, 2020.
She was the beloved wife of Kelly O. Williams, Sr.
Born on March 9, 1937, in Montgomery County, MD, she was the daughter of the late Clarence and Laura Allnutt.
Patricia is survived by her son, Kelly O. Williams, Jr. of Jefferson, MD and daughter Teresa Ann Lewis (Larry) of Adamstown, MD, one sister, Anna Corrales of Arizona; two brothers, Upton  
(Sonny ) Allnutt of Gaithersburg, MD and James Elwood Allnutt of Monrovia, MD; two grandchildren, Jennifer Perkins (Allan) of Brunswick, MD and Larry Lewis Jr. (Stephanie) of Summerville, SC and five great grandchildren; Phoebe, Gabriel, and Jackson Lewis of SC and Aleena and Jensen Perkins of Brunswick MD.
She was preceded in death by one grandchild, Kelly O. Williams, III. 
Pat had a very large family with many of her brothers and sisters preceding her in death. She also has many still surviving.
Pat was affectionately called “Mom Mom”, “Aunt Pat” and “Patsy”. Pat spent a great time of her life helping others by babysitting for so many family and friend’s children.
Her love of life and helping others with their children, showed the true love she had for God. His hands helped her to be a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and true friend to so many.
Due to the pandemic, services will be family only. In lieu of flowers, please contribute to a charity or organization of your choice.

Carol Crayton Dimock

Carol Crayton Dimock, 79, of Mount Airy, died on Saturday, April 18, 2020, at Holy Cross Hospital in Germantown, following a fight against lung cancer.

She leaves behind her loving and devoted husband of 42 years, David Dimock.Carol was born Dec. 14, 1940, in Bridgeport, Conn., the daughter of the Rev. Dr. Alfred and Gertrude Crayton.

She came into the world with a twin sister, Joy. Together, they graduated from West Virginia Wesleyan College in 1962. Carol and Joy were best friends throughout their lives until Joy’s death in 2017.

Carol taught elementary school in upstate New York for five years after college. In 1968 she married Arthur Hatch and moved to Falls Church, Virginia, where she became a homemaker. They had a daughter, Tamara Hatch, in 1971, and divorced in 1976. On Dec. 3, 1977, Carol married David Dimock and moved to the home in Mount Airy that they would share for their entire marriage. In 1978, their son Glen Dimock was born.

Carol will be remembered for her kindness toward everyone she met. She often said that her proudest accomplishment was raising her two children. She loved being a homemaker, as well as gardening and taking care of her many houseplants. She was a member of Calvary United Methodist Church. She and Dave enjoyed many social activities in recent years, including game night and supper club with good friends. They were active members of Sage Wellness in Urbana. Their favorite time together was spending every summer at Lake Waynewood in the Poconos, where Carol had many lifelong friends.

Surviving, in addition to her husband and children, are two brothers, Roger Crayton of Gettysburg, Pa.,and Frank Crayton and wife Linda of Berwick, Pa.; daughter-in-law Rachel Dimock; grandchildren Michael and Stephen Dimock; six nieces and nephews; and special friends Shereen and Terry Robinson of New Market.

Memorial services will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations to the Frederick County Humane Society (

Arrangements are being handled by Hilton FuneralHome of Barnesville (

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Wayne William Weaver

Wayne William Weaver, Sr., 74, of Ijamsville, MD, peacefully passed away on April 5th, 2019, surrounded by his family.He was the loving husband of Kathleen Marie (Wheatley) Weaver.Born on January 18, 1945, he was the son of the late David Livingston and Dorothy Elizabeth (Oldham) Weaver.Wayne served in the Army Reserves from 1963-1968.  Wayne was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather; he always put his family first.  Our kitchen often overflowed with the wonderful aroma of his Pennsylvania-style cooking.  Wayne loved traveling and landscape photography.  Animals naturally drew to Wayne’s caring nature.  Wayne was best known for whistling, meticulously wrapping presents, loving chocolate milkshakes, relaxing at the beach with family and for having quick reflexes and superior driving skills.  If we were looking for Dad, he could be found on his tractor, in the garden, driving someone somewhere, or vacuuming the house, again.Surviving as well as his wife are his four children and their families – Wayne William Weaver, Jr. (Ijamsville, MD); Wayne and Theresa Marie (Weaver) Biddinger (Eldersburg, MD), with their two children Grace Marie and Grayson Wayne; David and Shenan Weaver (Frederick, MD), with their four children Craige Jared, Kyle Peyton, Taylor Michelle, and Alexandra Marie; and Katie Weaver and Melanie Friedman (Keedysville, MD).A memorial service celebrating Wayne’s life will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday April 20th at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd. (Rt. 109), Barnesville, MD ( lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association (

Edward L. Carter, Sr.

Edward L. Carter, Sr., 86, of Mt. Airy, MD, died on April 9, 2019.

He was the husband of Barbara A. (Clum) Carter and the late Florence E. (Shanabrook) Carter.

Born on October 12, 1932, in Georgetown, Washington, DC, he was the son of the late James H. and Margaret M. (Crown) Carter.

Ed was a member of the Moose Club, Glaziers Union, Redman’s Club and the Eagles Club.

Surviving besides his wife is one daughter, Gail Ann Crown; two step brothers, George T. Bailey, Robert L. Bailey; 5 grandchildren, Richard Crown, Jr., Timothy Crown, Christina Crown Pegg, Frederick Pegg, Melissa A. Crown ; 4 great grandchildren, Jacob Pegg, Dezarae Pegg, Onica Crown, Charles Crown; step children, Stanley Clum, Tramra Barton, Gary Clum and Scott Clum. Ed is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one son, Edward Lee Carter, Jr.; two brothers, James G. Carter, Henry L. Carter; one sister, Doris M. Bailey; one step brother, Richard E. Bailey and one step child, Gregory Clum.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday April 16th from 6-8 PM at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd. (Rt. 109), Barnesville, MD, where funeral services will be held on Wednesday April 17th at 11 AM. (

Interment will follow in Parklawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Rockville, MD.

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Captain Alex Jan Viessmann

Captain Alex Jan Viessmann, USN, Retired, of Dickerson Maryland, died April 7, 2018. Born in Munich Germany August 4th 1935. He was the son of late Alfred Hans and Dorathie Johanna Viessmann. Husband to Kathy Moore Viessmann of Dickerson Md. He is survived by his daughter Alice Kittredge Frome and son in law Douglas Alan Frome. Two grandsons Christopher Alan Frome and Jordan Alex Frome of Mt. Airy Md.Inurnment will take place at a later date in Arlington National Cemetery.

Richard “Rick” S. Twigger

Richard “Rick” S. Twigger, 43, of Poolesville, MD, died on April 12, 2018.

Born on September 19, 1974, in Washington, DC, he was the son of Richard T. and Judith A. Twigger of Poolesville.

Also surviving is his sister, Lynda T. D’Amelio and husband Peter of Poolesville; one niece, Jami D’Amelio and two nephews, Ryan and Sam D’Amelio all of Poolesville.

Rick was a graduate of Poolesville High School class of 1993.

A Memorial Mass will be held at 11 AM on Saturday May 5th at Our Lady of the Presentation Catholic Church, 17230 Tom Fox Ave., Poolesville.

Inurnment will follow in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, Barnesville, MD followed by a reception at the church pavilion.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital (

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Charles McKinley Schramm

Charles McKinley Schramm, 71, of Poolesville, MD, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on April 1, 2017.

Born on March 31, 1946 in Lonaconing, MD, he was the son of the late William and Alta Schramm.   Known by his friends and family as “Sonny”, he was the loving husband of Jean L. Schramm (Fleischhauer) for 47 years.

In addition to his wife, he leaves behind two sons: Charles (Chuck) Schramm Jr. of Chatham, NJ, Kevin Schramm and wife Kristina of Poolesville, MD; one daughter, Laura Schramm of Poolesville, MD; four grandchildren, Melanie, Kaitlyn, Julia and Joey Schramm; sister and brother in-law, Judy and Eugene Buckbee and family of LaVale, MD.

Sonny grew up in Lonaconing, Maryland, graduating from Valley High School in 1964. In 1968, Sonny earned his bachelor’s degree at Frostburg State College, where he met the love of his life, Jean.  After their June 1969 wedding, Jean and Sonny relocated to Montgomery County, Maryland.  In 1974, they planted permanent roots in Poolesville, MD.  Sonny retired from the Federal Government in 2006 after 38 years of dedicated service, most of which were with the Food and Drug Administration as a Systems Analyst. 

Sonny was a kind, quiet, and caring man, with a wry sense of humor.  He was a supportive husband, father, and grandfather who loved spending time with his family.  Sonny enjoyed collecting model trains, watching birds from his backyard gazebo, and taking family vacations. He was a longtime member of Poolesville Memorial United Methodist Church and participated in many community activities over the years.  

The family will be receiving friends on Thursday, April 6, from 5:00-8:00 PM at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd. (Rt. 109), Barnesville, MD (

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, April 7, at Poolesville Memorial United Methodist Church, 17821 Elgin Road, Poolesville, MD, officiated by Rev. William Maisch.  Interment will follow in Monocacy Cemetery, Beallsville, MD

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Poolesville Memorial United Methodist Church.

Doris Matthews Lewis

Doris Matthews Lewis passed away April 7, 2017 at her daughter and son-in-laws home in Frederick, MD.  
Doris was born in Dickerson, MD to Walter K. and Eleanor Matthews on Dec 20, 1927. She is predeceased by 4 older brothers and older sister. Her husband and high school sweetheart, Wendell, passed away in 1995.
Doris and Wendell started their family at Linden Farm and later built a home on farmland close by.  They played in the Poolesville Band and enjoyed traveling to Colorado. Doris hosted the annual trip to Ocean City for her daughters, granddaughters and great granddaughters.
She leaves behind her daughters, Joan and husband George Sharp of Cape Charles, Virginia, Teresa and husband John Snyder of Frederick, MD and Debora Lewis of St. David, Arizona.  She is also grandmother to 9 grands and 9 great grands who will miss their Nanaw.
We would like to thank the many friends, family and kind neighbors who looked out for her after Wendell's death, in particular her late companion and friend Bill Griffith and his family.  And a grateful thank you to her friend and companion Lauren Cissel who took loving care of her this past year.  
Visitation will be at Hiltons Funeral Home on May 5, 2017 from 5 to 7 pm.  Funeral services will be celebrated at St Peter's Episcopal Church in Poolesville, MD on May 6, 2017 at 11:00am with reception to follow.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Hospice of Frederick County or St Peter’s Episcopal Church.

Pamela Grosvenor Mongan-Taylor

Pamela Grosvenor Mongan-Taylor, 60, of Poolesville, Maryland, passed from this life on Thursday, April 13, 2017 while surrounded by her loving family.

Born on May 13, 1956, in Memphis, Tennessee, she was the daughter of Alexander Graham Bell Grosvenor and Marcia Elizabeth Braman. She was a loving wife to her husband, Jeffrey D. Taylor.

Pamela is survived by her three daughters, Erin E. Dial and husband Blair of Suffolk, Virginia, Johanna M. Taylor of Poolesville, Jeanette N. Taylor of Poolesville; one grandchild, Christopher J. Flinchum; and one sister, Sandra R. Grosvenor and husband Mark Murphy of Annapolis.

Pamela is preceded in death by one son, Travis Christopher Mongan.

The family will receive friends from 9:30-11 a.m. on Thursday, April 20, 2017 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 18230 Barnesville Road, Barnesville, MD. A mass of Christian burial will take place immediately follwing at 11 a.m.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

Susan Anne Rizk

Susan Anne Rizk, 60, of Montgomery Village, MD, passed from this life on April 18, 2017.

Born on November 12, 1956, in Washington, D.C., she was the daughter of Kaleel S. Rizk and Anne DuHonick.

Susan is survived by her two sisters; Tamara Rizk of Gaithersburg, Carol Martin and husband Jim of Clarksburg; one brother Michael Rizk and wife Mary of Ijamsville; two Nephews, Jimmy and John Rizk; and one niece, Michelle Rizk.  

A Mass of Christian burial will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, April 21, 2017 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 18230 Barnesville Rd, Barnesville, MD. Interment to follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, 13801 Georgia Ave, Silver Spring, MD.

Millard William Luhn

Millard William Luhn (Bill), 95, of New Market, Maryland, died peacefully at home with his loving sister singing hymns to him before he departed this world.                               

He was the husband of Mary Ellen Melvin Luhn of 69 years.                                        

Bill was born on March 1st, 1922 in Ijamsville, MD, to Leslie and Annie Lucile (Leather) Luhn.

He graduated from Poolesville High School and served in the Army’s 31st Infantry/Dixie Division in the South Pacific/New Guinea during WWII. He was the owner of a painting and wallpaper business for over sixty years working in Montgomery County and Washington D.C. areas.

He moved from Montgomery County to Frederick County several years ago to begin enjoying retirement and participated in activities at the Urbana Senior Center, New Market Young at Heart and Daybreak Adult Day Services.                                        

Surviving are his children, Teresa E. Luhn of New Market, Gary W. Luhn (Sherron) of Cookeville, TN; grandson, Christopher W. Luhn (Tristica) of Cookeville, TN and his sister Barbara A. Zimmerman of New Market.                                                               

Bill was preceded in death by his wife Mary E. Luhn; three brothers, Leslie T. Luhn, Donald L. Luhn, George S. Luhn; stepmother, Julia Luhn and three stepbrothers, Charles C. Carter, James L. Carter and Jacob S. Carter.                                                                 

Teresa would like to express my deepest gratitude to Dr. Megan Wollman-Rosenwald for your superior care and support to our family throughout the years, The Hospice of Frederick County, Daybreak Adult Day Services, VA Home Based Primary Care Team, Janice Deiuliis of Visiting Angels, Susan Hofstra of Urbana Senior Center and the management and co-workers of her place of work for their ongoing support allowing her to care for her Father over the years – as without any of you it could not have been done.                                                         

A heartfelt special thank you to Sherry Cannon, as you were a godsend who selflessly stepped in and provided loving care to her Uncle in his time of need and made his last couple of years enjoyable and able to stay in his home. And a special thank you to Pat Johns for also stepping in for her Uncle in his time of need.                                              

A special thank you to the employees and volunteers of The Hospice of Frederick County: including Keith/Veterans Liaison for giving my Father the honor of receiving his promotion “the other stripe” and for the promotion ceremony. The nursing and caregiving staff Anne and Sakeena for your support and spiritual gifts you gave to my Father. To the volunteers: Ann and Jim and Jim for your caring companionship and support when I could not be there.

And a special thank you to Christina Forbes of Daybreak Adult Day Services for all that you did for our family over the years and the special care and attention you gave to my Father. And finally to Pastor Scott, of New Market United Methodist Church, for your prayer over my Father.

The family will be receiving friends at 10 am on Thursday April 27 at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd. (Rt. 109), Barnesville, MD, where funeral services will commence at 11 am. Interment will follow in Parklawn Memorial Gardens.        

In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Bill’s name to Daybreak Adult Day Services,7819 Rocky Springs Road, Frederick, MD 21702.

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