January 9, 2023
Doris Elaine Harner
Doris Elaine (Johnson) Harner, 88, of Boyds, MD, passed away on January 9, 2023.
She was born on January 21, 1934 in Kensington, MD.
She was the daughter of the late Luther Stewart and Grace Lillian Johnson. She was preceded in death by her husband Harry L. Harner in 2011, infant son; Harry L. Jr., son; Ronald J. Harner, sister; Nancy, brother; Martin and both parents.
Surviving are her two children; Patricia Taylor and husband Paul, Janet Lawless and husband James, 5 grandchildren and 5 great- grandchildren, one brother; Thomas, one sister; Linda and many nieces and nephews and cousins.
Doris grew up in Montgomery County. She lived in Boyds from 1945 to 2021 and in New Market from October 2021 until passing. She attended Gaithersburg High School and later received an associate degree from Montgomery College. Doris also attended many classes and seminars related to her nursing assistant career.
Doris was a devoted housewife, mother and grandmother. Her nursing assistant career of 48 years was spent working in psychiatry and geriatrics.
Doris enjoyed spending time with the family and family vacations at Deep Creek Lake. Her hobby was working in crafts for many years.
She will be greatly missed by everyone who knew her.
The family will be receiving friends on Friday, January 13th from 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM at Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Road, Barnesville, MD, where a funeral service will be held following at 11:00 AM. Interment to follow at Boyds Presbyterian Church Cemetery, 19901 White Ground Road, Boyds, MD, where she will be laid to rest with her late husband.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made in her memory to Hospice of Frederick County, 516 Trail Ave, Frederick, MD 21701.
January 9, 2023
Mary Jane Poole
Mary Jane Poole, 73, of Frederick, MD, passed away on January 9, 2023.
She was the loving wife to James Poole.
Born on April 29, 1949 in Washington, D.C., she was the daughter of the late Daniel and Anna (Root) Dickerson.
Along with her husband, Mary Jane is survived by her three grandchildren; Shannon Marie Edwards, Billy Edwards II, Cheyenne Lynn Bare and seven great-grandchildren.
Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter Kelli Jean Bare and her late husband; Dallas William Bare.
Mary Jane was a founding member of the Surratt Society and held a passion for collecting dolls and learning about the Civil War.
The family will be receiving friends on Monday, January 16th from 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM at Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Road, Barnesville, MD, where a funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM. Interment to follow at Monocacy Cemetery, 19801 West Hunter Road, Beallsville, MD.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that you donate to a charity of your choice.
January 26, 2023
Samuel J. Hardwick
Samuel (Sam the Man) J. Hardwick, 32, of Poolesville, MD, passed away on January 26, 2023.
Born on November 20, 1990 in MD, he was the youngest son to Joseph G. and Patricia A. Hardwick.
Along with his parents, Sam was survived by his siblings; Vicki Hardwick, spouse Curtis Holmes, Kevin Hardwick, spouse Melissa, Eric Hardwick, spouse Stacy Spelman, Clair Ketchum, spouse Stephen, Alice Carpenter, spouse Wade, Steve Hardwick, spouse Vicky ,David Hardwick, spouse Jennifer, Jennifer Gaulrapp, spouse Chad, Aunts: Ellen Farrell, Mary Doyle, Clare Kanofsky, Mary Margaret Lager as well as numerous uncles, nieces and nephews.
Sam was preceded in death by several Aunts and Uncles.
Sam loved spending time with family and chatting with friends at his favorite spots around Poolesville. He enjoyed watching all sports and was a huge Maryland and Washington football fan as well as being Poolesville High School's #1 sports fan. He was an avid bowler and won multiple trophies and medals through Special Olympics bowling. He loved playing baseball with his Challenger's baseball team. He liked volunteering and helping anywhere he could. His big heart, compassion and concern for others made him one of a kind. He was a bright light in everyone's lives with an infectious laugh and a smile always on his face. He was a blessing to everyone that had the chance to be in his presence and made us all better people for knowing him. He is an amazing example of how one person can touch so many lives despite their circumstances. Sam was one of those people who had such a positive outlook on life. He was a true inspiration and the kind of person we should all try to strive and be. To know Sam is to love Sam.
The family will be receiving friends at Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Road, Barnesville, MD, on Monday, January 30th from 5:00-7:00 PM.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in his memory to Maryland Special Olympics
A private family service will be held on Tuesday, January 31st at 11am. On the day of the service, for all friends that would like to watch the live stream you can go to https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88340155464
February 3, 2023
Forest Lee Hough
Forest Lee Hough, 91, went to be with the Lord on Friday, February 3, 2023.
Born December 12, 1931 in Maryland, he was the son of the late Jasper Fox Hough and Myrtle Lee Burdette.
Forest was a Montgomery County school bus driver. He also helped run the family business, Hough Orchards, in Dickerson, MD. He was a long time member of the Poolesville Odd Fellows Lodge #97.
Forest is survived by his life partner of 61 years Alice Jean Stine. He is also survived by a nephew Michael Hough of Adamstown, a niece Susan Helmick of Jefferson, and several great nieces, nephews, cousins, and extended family.
A special thank you to the Hospice and Frederick Health Hospital staff for the care you gave to Forest while he was there.
He was predeceased by his brother Jasper “Jack” Hough, and nephew Mark Hough.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday, February 8th from 10:00 - 11:00 AM at Hilton Funeral Home in Beallsville, where funeral services will begin at 11:00 AM. Interment will follow at Monocacy Cemetery, Beallsville, MD.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Forest L. Hough Endowment Fund c/o The Community Foundation of Frederick County, 312 E. Church St. Frederick, MD 21701, or at FrederickCountyGives.org/foresthough.
February 4, 2023
John Ray Wikoff
John Ray Wikoff, of Gaithersburg, Maryland, passed away on February 4, 2023.
He was the loving husband to Joy Ann (Richards) Wikoff.
Born on August 3, 1931 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, he was the son to Roy Oren and Emily Minnie (Hogan) Wikoff.
Along with his wife, John is survived by his children: John Ray Wikoff, Jr. (Tanya), Thomas Oren Wikoff, Jill Richards Worley (Jim), his brother: Art Wikoff (Ann), nine grandchildren: Julia, Dave, Katherine, Rachel, John, Alexi, Laura, Rebecca, Ben, and two great-grandchildren: Addison and Kaitlyn. He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother: Roy Wikoff Jr., and his sister: Delores Strabala.
John served in the U.S. Navy from June 1952 to August 1954, during which time he met his wife, Joy. Always the gentleman, he walked her home after their first date at the movies and even managed to sneak in a kiss. They were married August 20, 1955.
He was a proud graduate of the College of William and Mary and started his career at Shell Oil Company before serving at the U.S. Census Bureau for more than 20 years.
John was an avid gardener, world traveler, and history buff. He was also particularly fond of his mother’s poppyseed cake.
He loved spending time with his family and instilled in them an appreciation for the world and tolerance for impromptu history lectures. He had a voice for radio, an amazing memory, and a love for learning.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 11 at 11:00 AM at Darnestown Presbyterian Church, 15120 Turkey Foot Rd, Gaithersburg, MD 20878.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in his memory to Darnestown Presbyterian Church or to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, https://www.bcrf.org/.
February 4, 2023
Tina Louise Haga
Tina Louise Haga, 60, of Poolesville, MD, passed away peacefully February 4, 2023, with her loving and devoted husband of 43 years Larry Haga Jr. by her side. Born on February 5, 1962, to Robert Bernard and Janet Louise (Watkins) Marsh.
Along with her husband, Tina is survived by her three sons; Larry C. Haga, III (Lynda), Alan S. Haga (Kelly), Matthew B. Haga (Kirsten), nine grandchildren; Alan “Shane”, Kyla, Olivia, Charlotte, Madelyn, Henry, Sophia, Aiden, Oliver, two sisters; Sandra White and Denise Bobo.
She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother; Robert Marsh and one sister; Wanda Burress.
Many people in the community know her for the 25+ years she worked for Woodhaven Kennels, Peachtree Vet Clinic, and My Family Vet.
She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She will be forever missed but will never leave our hearts!
A private family service will be held on Saturday, February 11th at 1:00 PM. On the day of the service, for all friends that would like to watch the live stream, please click the link above.
A Celebration of Life will be held following on Saturday, February, 11th at 3:00 PM at Memorial United Methodist Church, 17821 Elgin Rd, Poolesville, MD 20837.
February 4, 2023
John Bernard Morton
John Bernard Morton, 79, of North Port, FL went home to be with the Lord February 4, 2023.
John was born on May 21, 1943 to Lola and Frank Morton in Frederick, MD. After John graduated from Gaithersburg High School in 1961, he went on to marry his High School sweetheart, Carol A Fraley Morton on June 18, 1962.
John worked for the US Postal Service in Rockville, MD. He went on to become a fireman for Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Glen Hills, MD. Later, John started his own business, Morton Painting and Papering Company of Clarksburg, MD.
John and Carol went on to have 4 children, John Michael Morton, Steven Bernard Morton, Eric William Morton and Susan Renee Paschal.
John was an avid golfer and loved to fish. He enjoyed gardening and spending time with his grandchildren. In 2005, John retired and moved to the Eastern Shore of MD and continued his favorite pastimes until moving to North Port, FL in 2022.
John was predeceased by his son, John M. Morton, sister, Juanita M. Howell, brothers, Carl R. McGrady, James R. Morton, William C. McGrady, Eugene J. Morton, Frank E. Morton Jr., Claud D. Morton, Daniel F. Morton, Jerry B. Morton. He is survived by brother, Richard L. Morton and wife Debbie Morton of Frederick, MD. Children; Steven B. Morton and wife, Dawn C. Hudgins Morton of Port Charlotte, FL, Eric W. Morton of Smithsburg, MD, Susan R. Paschal of Williamsport, MD. Grandchildren; William A. Morton and wife Stephanie Tepper Morton of North Port, Fl, Lorna V. Morton of Lake Worth, FL, Austin B. Morton, Bryce D. Morton and Sydney O. Morton of Smithsburg, MD. Summer R. Paschal Porter and husband Brandon Porter of Tarawa Terrace, NC and Susanna G. Paschall of Germantown, MD.
A graveside Memorial service will be held on February 25, 2023, at 10:00 A.M. at the Monocacy Cemetery 19801 W Hunter Rd. Beallsville, MD 20839, followed by a Celebration of Life from 12-3 PM at the Clarksburg Activity Center 22501 Weems Rd. Clarksburg, MD 20871.
In Lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Association www.alz.org or to the ASPCA https://www.aspca.org
February 8, 2023
Ethel Shannon of Frederick, MD and formerly of Arlington, VA and Poolesville, MD, died at Homewood at Frederick on Wednesday, February 8, 2023.
Survived by daughter, Linda Roof (Phil) and three step grandsons—Kevin, Steve and Danny as well as six great grandchildren and 8 great-great grandchildren.
Survived by son, Dan and wife, Nancy, Granddaughter Cassie and her daughters Brenna and Emerson.
Predeceased by husband Adam (Pete) Shannon, 1985, parents Harry and Betty Grubb and three brothers and two sisters.
Mom was a true people person and always on the go. Bowling and Bridge with her friends continued in to her early 80’s. She went to Beautician School at age 40 and practiced her skills until age 75.
She volunteered at Arlington Hospital and belonged to the Arlington Forest UMC. She also volunteered at Homewood. She loved going to the beach and was a lifetime Redskins football fan.
Memorial service will be scheduled at a later date.
Services by the Hilton Funeral Home in Barnesville, MD.
February 12, 2023
Lorraine Loy, 81, longtime resident of Clarksburg, MD, died on Sunday February 12, 2023 from COVID Pneumonia with her family by her side at Summit Medical Center in Hermitage TN.
Born Maggie Lorraine Quesenberry, on May 22, 1941, in Lucketts, VA, she was the youngest of nine children to parents Scott and Rosa Quesenberry.
Lorraine married James W. Loy on August 5, 1958. Together they had two children, Debra and James, Jr.. Lorraine worked for twenty years as a cashier for the Safeway grocery store in Quince Orchard, MD.She was a Godly woman with enormous faith, who loved the Lord and her family above all else. An outstanding seamstress and gifted country cook, she took enormous pride in her home and yard. Along the way, Lorraine touched a lot of lives with her smile and personality and left an indelible imprint of faith, moralistic values and character on her husband, children and grandchildren whom she loved and cherished so deeply.
In addition to her parents, Lorraine was preceded in death by her husband James of sixty years, four brothers and three sisters.
She is survived by her children, Debra Stubbs and husband Edward, of Mount Juliet, TN and James, Jr. and wife Audrey of Clarksburg; three grandchildren, Melanie Mikus, Erika and Elizabeth Loy; a sister, Edna Frye, seven nieces, eight nephews and countless extended family members and friends.
The family will be receiving friends on Thursday March, 2 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd., Barnesville, MD.A Celebration of Life service will be held at 10 AM, on Friday March 3, at the Gaithersburg Church of the Nazarene, 8921 Warfield Rd, Gaithersburg, MD 20882. A fellowship meal will follow in the church hall.Interment will follow the meal and take place in the Clarksburg United Methodist Church Cemetery, 23425 Spire Street, Clarksburg, MD.
The family is accepting flowers or you can make a donation in lieu of flowers to the Gaithersburg Church of the Nazarene or Difference Makers Church, 11210 Bethesda Church Rd, Damascus, MD 20872.
February 15, 2023
William Richard Young
Mr. William “Willy” Richard Young, 79, of Dickerson, MD, passed away on February 15, 2023.
Willy was the loving husband to Margaret Joyce Young.
Born on June 3, 1943 in MD, he was the son to the late Richard Thomas and Zora Alta (Dove) Young.
Willy’s hobbies were farming, flower gardening, fishing and a collector of treasures (junk).
Along with his wife, Willy is survived by his three children Robin Leigh Walker (Glenn), Sandra Lynne Savage (Bruce), Frankie Knott, 5 grandchildren; Lacey and Garrett Walker, Cody, Cory (Cameron), and Colin Savage and one great-granddaughter; Carter Savage. He will also be greatly missed by his dog, Lulu, 2 sisters; Doris Barker, Betty Crown (Dennis), 1 brother; Robert Young (Mary), 3 sister-in-laws; Carol Ann Young, Betty Davis (Bob), Patti Mack (John); numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Willy was preceded in death by 3 brothers; John, Charles and Roy Young and 3 sisters; Myrtle Jimmerson, Bertha Smith and Stella Young.
The family will be receiving friends at Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Road, Barnesville, MD on Monday, February 20th from 5:00 – 7:00 pm, with a funeral service to begin at 7:00 pm.
Graveside service is private. Willy’s final resting place will be at Monocacy Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made in his memory to Frederick County Hospice, 516 Trail Ave, Frederick, MD 21701.
February 17, 2023
Sal Domenic Cianella
Sal Domenic Cianella, 87, of Erie, PA, passed away on February 17, 2023.
Sal was a loving husband to Dayle Cianella.
Born on April 15, 1935, he was son to the late Peter and Mary (Fioretti) Cianella.
Sal was raised in Erie, Pennsylvania. He was a fantastic basketball player before entering the Army after high school. He attended Allegheny College on the G.I. Bill and completed his MA at Loyola College of Chicago.
He married Dayle in 1957 and in 1958 they had Kathy Jo. In 1961 Brian came along and in 1965 they added Tracy to the family.
Sal worked for NASA for over 15 years and then transferred to the Department of Energy where he was head of Human Resources for European facilities.
During this time he also coached sports teams and instilled a love of reading, knowledge and education in his children. He enjoyed bowling, golf and touring European countries with his wife.
Along with his wife, Sal is survived by his three children; Kathy Jo Horan of Poolesville, MD, Brian Cianella (Julia) of Jupiter, FL, and Tracy Young (Rob) of Erie.
He was a beloved Buhdee to his 6 grandchildren, PJ Horan (Katie), favorite and only granddaughter Courtney Low (Scott), Ryan Horan (Stephanie), Jake Cianella, Landon and Sam Oddono and his 6 great grandchildren, Johnny, Chris and Hallie Horan, Mikey and Huxley Low and Owen Horan. They all loved spending time with their Buhdee and will truly miss him.
He courageously fought a four year battle against alzheimer’s disease, keeping his sense of humor until the very end.
He will be greatly missed.
Sal was preceded in death by one brother, Edward Cianella, and two sisters, Theresa Biletnikoff and Vera Cianella.
The family will be receiving friends on Tuesday, February 21st from 4:00-6:00 PM at Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Road, Barnesville, MD.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made in his memory to the Alzheimers Assoication, www.alz.org.
February 18, 2023
Barbara Jean Wooden
Barbara Jean Wooden nee Goepper, 95, of Dickerson, Maryland passed away peacefully at her daughter, Cynthia’s home on February 18, 2023.
Barbara Jean Goepper was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts on September 30, 1927. She graduated from Boston University-Sargent College with a B.S. in Physical Education in 1950. Following college, Barbara worked as a P.E. Teacher at both Cambridge and Newton Public Schools in MA, until 1957. While working as a public-school teacher in Newton, MA, Barbara met her future husband Bruce John Wooden (who preceded her in death in 2019), a Naval Lieutenant Jr. Grade, who was attending graduate school at MIT. Barbara and Bruce were married in 1958. Following Bruce’s graduation from MIT, the couple was transferred to Portsmouth, New Hampshire where Bruce was tasked with the production of nuclear submarines at the Naval Shipyard. Barbara had two children while in Portsmouth, a daughter Cynthia in 1960 and a son Howard in 1961. The couple was then transferred to the Quincy Shipyard in Quincy, MA, where their youngest daughter Carole was born in 1963. Bruce was now a Lieutenant Commander in the U.S. Navy.
In 1964, Barbara and Bruce were transferred to Chevy Chase, Maryland where Bruce was stationed at the David Taylor Model Basin. While in Chevy Chase, Barbara served as a substitute teacher and the Civic Development Chairman for the local garden club. In 1966, the family moved to Montgomery Square, Potomac, MD.
In 1972, the Wooden family moved to a 125-acre farm in upper Montgomery County on Peach Tree Road, Dickerson, MD. Relocation to a farm was a drastic change for the family. The farm produced corn, soybeans, wheat, and alfalfa hay. The family also acquired four heifers and four steers along with three dogs. Barbara and Bruce had the kids involved in numerous activities such as Future Farmers of America, Pony Club, and the local swim team. Eventually, the family acquired four Arabian horses and the kids started showing them at local horse shows. In 1976, the family purchased a piece of land at Deep Creek Lake, MD and built a chalet. Many vacations were spent at Deep Creek Lake snow skiing in the winter and water skiing in the summer. Barbara enjoyed all of these activities!
Over the years, Barbara was active in numerous community and civic activities including: President of the Sargent College Alumni Association at Boston University, President of the Monocacy Garden Club, Fund Raising Chairwoman of Achievement Rewards for College Scientists (ARCS) Foundation (ARCS is a national organization that raises funds for college science students), Founder of the Poolesville Chapter of the American Field Service (AFS), Member of the Board of Directors of The Barnesville School, and Secretary of the Sugarloaf Riding Club to name a few.
Barbara Jean Wooden is survived by her three children, Cynthia Rucker of Philippi, West Virginia, Howard Wooden, of Lithia, Florida and Carole Andres of Dickerson, Maryland. Grandchildren include Elise Wendland, Devin Wooden, Hunter Wooden, Bradley Andres, Catherine Andres and Great Grandchild Aiden Wooden as well as many of the spouses, cousins, nieces and nephews. Barbara will be missed and remembered by her many friends for her enthusiasm for life and the willingness to help others.
February 22, 2023
Douglas David Whalen, Jr.
Douglas “Dougie” David Whalen, Jr., 72, of Rockville, MD, passed away on February 22, 2023.
Dougie was the loving husband to Barbara Whalen for 44 years.
Born on September 4, 1950 in Olney, MD, he was the son to the late Douglas David, Sr. and Dorothy Mae (Sterling) Whalen.
Along with his wife, Dougie was survived by his siblings; Helen Kaelin (Norbie), Dorothy Snyder (John), Joyce McElfish (Jack), father-in-law; Edward Gregg, two brother-in-laws; Franklin Gregg (Tammy), Wayne Gregg (Carol) and numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews along with great greats as well. He is also survived by one sister-in-law Denise Whalen and one brother-in-law Gary Clark.
Dougie was preceded in death by his brother; Johnny Whalen, one sister; Peggy Clark, his mother-in-law; Frieda Gregg and one nephew; Little Frankie Gregg.
Dougie was a certified welder for Montgomery County Public Schools for over 37 years. He was a lifetime member of the Montgomery County Fair as well as a member of the Montgomery County Agriculture History Farm Park, and a member of the American Welding Society for 34 years. A member of the Izaak Walton League for 28 years. Dougie loved to hunt, go to auctions, flea markets and yard sales.
A graveside service will be held on Monday, March 6th at 11:00 AM at Union Cemetery, 3001 Spencerville Road (198) Burtonsville, MD 20866.
February 22, 2023
Jean Evans Tetlow
Jean Evans Tetlow, 70, of Poolesville, MD, passed away on February 22, 2023.
She was the loving wife to the late Arthur Roland Tetlow, III.
Born on July 27, 1952 in Maryland, she was the daughter of the late Marion Wilson and Helen (Rutter) Beall.
Jean is survived by her children; Kristi Cox, Justin Tetlow, 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one daughter; Kirsten Tetlow, two brothers; John William Beall, Sr., Wilson Beall and one sister; Doris Beall Glass.
The family will be receiving friends from 11:00 AM to 12 Noon at Memorial United Methodist Church, 17821 Elgin Rd, Poolesville, MD 20837, where a service will begin at 12 Noon.
A graveside service will follow at Monocacy Cemetery, 19801 W. Hunter Road, Beallsville, MD 20839.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Memorial United Methodist Church.
February 24, 2023
Christine Mary Rabida
Christine was born January 2, 1940 in Bathavon, Keynsham, County of Somerset, Clovelly Nursing Home, West View Road, England (United Kingdom). She lived in England until 1959 when she accompanied her new husband Michelangelo Morabito to Sicily, Italy where she lived for 27 years, leaving in 1986 to accompany Gregory Rabida to the United States. In the U.S. she lived in Virginia Beach, VA for 9 years and finally Germantown, MD for over 25 years. She became a U.S. citizen on September 14, 1994.
In her time in Sicily, Christine had three children: Vincenzo, Riccardo, and Stefano. Christine traveled extensively throughout Europe including: Netherlands, Belgium, Portugal, Spain, France, Switzerland, Italy, Malta, Austria, Germany, Monte Carlo, Liechtenstein, and San Marino. Christine worked for Lloyds Bank in England; the US Navy in Italy at the Naval Air Facility/Station Sigonella as an Italian local national; and for a short time for a dentist in Virginia Beach, VA.
Chris’ father was born on February 13, 1908 in Steeple Ashton, England, he passed away in 1965. Chris’ Mum was born on May 21, 1910 in Bristol, England, she passed away in 2012. Chris last saw her mother for her 100th birthday in 2010.
Chris’ brother Peter lives in Areias Sao Joao, Portugal with his lady friend Ann. Her brother Julian lives in Andover, England with his wife Lucy. Her sister Hilary lives in Didcot, England. Christine has three boys. Vincenzo, the eldest, has an apartment in Frankfort, Germany but he spends a lot of time in Catania, Sicily, Italy. Riccardo lives in Norfolk, England with his wife Angie. Their daughter Elena has her own apartment in Norfolk England. Emilio, their son, recently moved from Tongham (Surrey) to Norfolk, England with his friend Kayleigh. Stefano, the youngest, lives with his wife Donatella and their son Elia in Acicastello, Catania, Sicily, Italy.
Chris’ divorced her first husband, Michelangelo Morabito in December 22, 1988. He died in January 1989. His brothers and sister were Giovanni, Franca, and Marco, all deceased.
In her younger years Christine was a member of the Church of England and for several years Christine was an active member of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Poolesville, MD along with being an active member of the Ladies of St. Peter’s.
Prior to her illnesses Christine enjoyed cooking, crocheting, quilting, gardening, traveling, entertaining, reading, and taking care of her home, husband, and cats.
The family will be receiving friends on Wednesday, March 1st from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Road, Barnesville, MD 20838. Christine’s final resting place will be at Parklawn Memorial Park, 12800 Veirs Mill Rd, Rockville, MD 20853.
February 26, 2023
Louis Paulson passed on February 26, 2023, at 93. Louis married Shirley Mae Davis in 1948, and they were married for 64 years. Louis told the story that when Shirley walked into his Clearwater, FL, High School classroom, he knew he would marry her! They lived in Cleveland, Ohio (where their son David was born in 1959); South Carolina, Huntington, West Virginia, Towson, Maryland, Media, Pennsylvania; Leawood, Kansas; Vienna, Virginia, and Palm Harbor, Florida; ending in Gaithersburg in 2005.
Louis was fortunate to retire at 62 from the Federal General Accounting Office (GAO) after a successful career as a management consultant for accounting firms. In his first retirement, he learned upholstery, refinished wood furniture, crafted mission-style furniture, traced his ancestry, studied the impressionist painters, and painted many works in that style (Rockville Unitarian Church hosted a showing of his artwork). Proud of his Scottish heritage, Louis learned to play the bagpipes and performed with Kena Highlanders Pipes and Drums in Vienna, Va. He also volunteered as a docent at Tampa's Florida International Art Museum and volunteered in many neighborhood and building associations.
In his mid-seventies, Louis, daughter-in-law Gail Paulson, and core staff member Rochelle Margasak founded Vocational Support Systems, Inc. (VSSI), a company created to support and help individuals with psychiatric disabilities find and keep competitive employment. Over the past 15 years, VSSI has employed six staff and served over 250 clients living in Montgomery County, Maryland. Louis was thankful to be a part of this team, who (along with VSSI's clients) provided him the opportunity to understand and support individuals living with mental illness. Until this past summer, he worked full-time until electing to enter his second retirement.
Louis Paulson encouraged his son David's love of theater and tennis and, by example, the importance of family. He loved his granddaughter Melanie Douglass, her husband James Douglass, and his great-granddaughters Helena Elizabeth and Cora Mae.
He was proud of Melanie's career as a theatre professional and of how she later pursued her education to help young children grow and learn in her other career as an educator, education executive, and professor. Louis and James enjoyed a special relationship delighting in their love of Scottish heritage and Isely scotch.
Lovingly known as "Grandpa-One-pet (patting)" to many dogs and cats, he tolerated the friendly animals that loved him.
The family will be receiving friends from 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM on Friday, March 3rd at Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Road, Barnesville, MD, where a service will begin at 11:00 AM.
Interment to follow at Monocacy Cemetery, 19801 W. Hunter Road, Beallsville, MD.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in his memory to Housing Unlimited, Inc.
March 4, 2023
Connie Lynn Hedgecock
Connie Lynn Hedgecock, 58, of Germantown, MD, passed away on March 4, 2023.
She was the loving companion to Arthur Schrayer for 30 years.
Born on June 13, 1964 in Maryland, she was the daughter of the late James C. and Elizabeth C. (Reed) Hedgecock.
Along with Arthur, Connie is survived by her three sons; James Ray Hauser, John Wayne Hauser, Billy Joe Hauser, 4 grandchildren; Jeremiah, Javy, Sophia, Melody and two sisters; Mary and Bonnie.
She was preceded in death by two sisters; Nancy, Cathy and one brother; Earl.
The family will be receiving friends on Thursday, March 9th from 10:00 AM – 12 Noon at Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Road, Barnesville, MD. A graveside service will follow at Monocacy Cemetery, 19801 W. Hunter Road, Beallsville, MD.
March 7, 2023
Bertha A. Malone
Bertha A. Malone, 67, of Sharpsburg, MD, passed away on March 7, 2023.
She was the loving wife to Kenneth Malone.
Born on July 15, 1955 in Maryland, she was the daughter of the late Arthur Henry, Sr. and Audrey Schrayer.
Along with her husband, Bertha is survived by her children; Kevin Ricketts, wife, Emily, Kyle Ricketts, step-son; Kenny Malone, one sister; Pat Shaffer, two brothers; Michael Schrayer, Arthur Henry Schrayer Jr., 6 grandchildren; Sean, Joshua, Spencer, Samuel, Audrianna and Olivia.
She was preceded in death by her parents, one daughter; Cynthia Ricketts and one sister; Linda Beamer.
The family will be receiving friends on Friday, March 10th from 10:00 AM – 12 Noon at Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Road, Barnesville, MD. A graveside service will follow at Monocacy Cemetery, 19801 W. Hunter Road, Beallsville, MD.
March 7, 2023
Ryan Paul LePage
On Tuesday, March 7, 2023, Ryan Paul LePage passed away at the age of 27.
A loving son, brother, grandson, nephew, and friend, he was adored by all who were blessed to be a part of his life.
Ryan was a graduate of Glenelg High School and the University of Maryland A. James Clark School of Engineering. He was an Electrical Engineer at CFR Engineering where he blossomed in the career that he loved.
Those who knew Ryan will forever remember his enthusiasm, his kindness, and his beautiful soul. He loved the Terps and the Ravens, along with his favorite show, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.
Ryan will be terribly missed by his family, his friends, and perhaps most by his cat, Syrup.
A service will be held on Saturday, March 18, 2023 at 11:00 A.M. at Glenelg United Methodist Church 13900 Burntwoods Rd, Glenelg, MD 21737, followed by a celebration of Ryan’s life.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made in Ryan's name to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.
March 13, 2023
Sandy Kendall, 69, of Germantown, MD, passed away on March 13, 2023.
Sandy is survived by multiple family members and friends who loved her very much. Sandy loved the beach and was always up for a party. Therefore, a celebration of life will be held at the Porter residence on Saturday, March 25th from 3-5pm. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you donate to a charity of your choice or donate to the planting of a memorial tree to a forest in need, via the link above.
March 22, 2023
Chris Steven Ebersole
Chris Steven Ebersole, 79, of Blue Ridge Summit, PA, passed away on March 22, 2023.
Chris was the loving husband to Debra Ebersole
Born on January 4, 1944 in Virginia, he was the son to the late Chris M. and Elsie I. (Eisinger) Ebersole.
Along with his wife, Chris is survived by his son; Peter Ebersole and one granddaughter; Kate Elsie Dunbar.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his daughter; Christine Lee Dunbar.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date.
March 23, 2023
Ida L. Brown
Ida L. Brown, 96, of Frederick, MD, passed away on March 23, 2023.
Born in Dickerson, Maryland on November 3,1926, daughter of Samuel Creighton and Constance Buleah Nicholson Jones. She was educated in Montgomery County and Graduated from St. Joseph’s High School Emmitsburg, MD.
Mrs. Brown is survived by eight of her ten children; Lawrence H. Price III (Virginia), Deborah Jane Parsley (James), Michael Creighton Price (Kathy), John Francis Price (Michele), Mary Elizabeth Lynch (John) William Nicholson Price (Cherry), Harry Edwin Price (Kathy), Vincent Andrew Price (DeEtte).
She is also survived by honorary daughter; Joyce E. Price. Eighteen grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.
She is predeceased by her husband; Richard P. Brown, daughter; Ida Susan Ricketson, son; Samuel Darby Price, grandson; William Andrew Parsley and her first husband; Lawrence H. Price, Jr.
Mrs. Brown retired from the United States Postal Service in 1981, where she was the Postmaster of New Market for 3 years. Prior she was the Postmaster in Barnesville for 27 years, during which time she was instrumental in the establishment of the Benjamin Franklin Stamp Club and Junior Mail Carrier programs in Maryland.
As editor of the Free State Postmaster the newspaper of Maryland Chapter of National Association of Postmasters, where she received awards of excellence at the national convention of NAPUS. She was also a longtime member of the Frederick Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution.
Mrs. Brown was very active in the Soroptimist International of Upper Montgomery County, where she held many offices, including that of president. When she moved to Frederick she became a member of the Frederick Soroptimist. She was a volunteer for several years. She was also a member of St. Mary’s Sodality, National Association of Retired Federal Employees, Charter Secretary of Sugarloaf Citizens Association and town commissioner of Barnesville along with Charter member of Hospice of Frederick County.
Books she has written include; “Popcorn for Breakfast”, “Whipped Up cookbook”, “Backward Glance” a book about Barnesville. Also she was co-author with Donna Cutler on book about the History of Barnesville as well as other local villages. She was also on the staff of the Village News, for Crestwood Village.
The family will be receiving friends from 2:00 - 4:00 PM and 6:00 – 8:00 PM on Monday, March 27th at Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Road, Barnesville, MD. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, March 28th at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 18230 Barnesville Road, Barnesville, MD. Interment to follow at Monocacy Cemetery, 19801 West Hunter Road, Beallsville, MD.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice.
April 2, 2023
Compton Seth Jones, Jr.
Compton Seth Jones, Jr., 63, of Poolesville, MD, passed away on April 2, 2023.
Compton was the loving husband to Penny Jones.
Born on May 2, 1959 in Washington, D.C., he was the son to the late Compton Seth and Ruth (Barton) Jones.
Compton was an avid fisherman who loved spending time on the water with his friends, and also loved being outdoors. He enjoyed taking drives through Poolesville and capturing photos of the wildlife and beautiful sunsets.
Along with his wife, Compton was survived by his son; Ryan Compton Jones, one sister; Caroline Acker, his mother and father in-law, his sisters and brothers in-laws and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
A celebration of life will be held on Sunday, April 16th at 1:00 PM, Upper Montgomery County Volunteer Fire Department, 19801 Beallsville Rd, Beallsville, MD 20839.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made in his memory to Save the Bay Foundation or the Upper Montgomery County Fire Department, 19801 Beallsville Rd, Beallsville, MD 20839.
April 3, 2023
Roy Raymond Bohr, Jr.
Roy Raymond Bohr, Jr., 67, of Poolesville, MD, passed away on April 3, 2023 after a long battle with AFTD (dementia).
Roy was the loving husband of 49 years to Patti Bohr.
Born on September 17, 1955 in Florida, he was the son to the late Roy Raymond, Sr and Virginia (Mason) Bohr.
Along with his wife Patricia, Roy was survived by his two children; Amy Bohr, Michael Bohr, wife Andrea, two sisters; Dorothy Diaz, Virginia Bowie, five grandchildren; Melissa, Eric, Sean, Josh, Catalina and two great-grandchildren; Andrina and Freya.
He was preceded in death by one son; Joshua Bohr and one sister; Helen Chaney.
The family will be receiving friends on Monday, April 10th from 10:00-11:00 AM at Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Road, Barnesville, MD, where a funeral service will begin at 11:00 AM. Interment to follow at Monocacy Cemetery, 19801 West Hunter Road, Beallsville, MD.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made in his memory to The Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration, www.theaftd.org.
April 4, 2023
John William Flude
John William Flude of Darnestown, MD died suddenly on Tuesday, April 4, 2023. John was born on February 27, 1944 in Columbus, Mississippi, the son of the late John W. Flude, Sr. and Effie LaFleur Flude. John was also preceded in death by his sister, Cecile Flude Hardin. He is survived by his loving wife of 39 years, Lorraine Flude, his son, Andrew of Darnestown, his sister, Susan Flude Moore of Dallas, TX and nieces, Felicia Lindau of Westport, CT and Andrea Jensen of Beaverton, OR and three great nephews, one great niece and numerous cousins in Louisiana and Texas.
John grew up in River Oaks in Houston, TX after his father retired from the United States Navy. John graduated from The Kincaid School (1961) and received a Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Tulane University (1966) in New Orleans, LA. He participated in the Naval ROTC in college.
After graduation John served in the United States Navy as an officer aboard submarines and surface ships. He received numerous medals and awards during his military service. John retired as a Commander from the Navy after 20 years of service on active and reserve duty. He also worked for Naval Sea Systems Command in Arlington, VA as a systems engineer traveling to US naval bases in Scotland and Spain while with NAVSEA. Subsequently John worked as a consultant and for various firms including Halliburton NUS as a director of predictive maintenance programs. He co-authored the Predictive Maintenance Primer for the Electric Power Research Institute as well as writing several articles on predictive maintenance and presented several papers at symposia. He was a licensed professional engineer and proud of it!
John loved to scuba dive and was an assistant instructor with the National Association of Underwater Instructors. He enjoyed traveling and taking photos with his Nikon camera and many lenses. He even set up a home darkroom to develop his own film. His trips out of the country with Lorraine included England, Greece, Portugal, Scotland and Canada. John also participated with Toastmasters and was a member of Mensa.
John's professional activities included being President and Director of the Potomac Chapter of the Maryland Society of Professional Engineers and President of the D. C. Council of Engineering and Architectural Societies.
John had a great sense of humor and loved to tell stories, especially about his Navy days. He had a love of reading and learning throughout his life. He had great affection for all cats and dogs, especially for his own pets. John was a very frequent platelet apheresis donor for the American Red Cross, a process which took several hours for each donation.
John was loved and will be greatly missed by all of us who knew him.
Services with military honors will be held at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date. Reception to celebrate John's life will follow services.
April 13, 2023
Patricia Ann Roof
The world became a brighter place on August 22nd 1950, the day Patricia Ann Roof was born. Patricia sadly lost her valiant, nine year battle against Colon Cancer on April 13th, 2023 at the age of seventy two. She was surrounded by her family in the comfort of her home and will be forever remembered for her infectious laugh and purest of hearts.
Patricia is survived by her daughter Laura Friedman (Adam), son Scott Roof (father James Roof), granddaughters Josephine and Grace Friedman, sister Bonnie Henry Cohen (Rob Cohen), niece Alyssa Cohen, niece Angela Case (Michael), great niece Casden Case, great nephew Sawyer Case, family of late nephew Richard L. Donato II (Gail), great niece Juliana Donato and great nephews Richard L. Donato III, Chase Donato.
To honor Patricia, a Celebration of her “Fabulous” Life will be held on Wednesday, May 10th from 6 – 8pm at Windridge Vineyards in Darnestown,MD. All who knew and loved her are welcome to attend.
Please join Patricia’s family as they continue her fight against Colon Cancer by either donating to her personal fundraising page https://donate.coloncancercoalition.org/fundraise-your-way-honor/Pattysfabulousforce or join our walking team for the 2023 Get Your Rear in Gear 5k October 15th in Baltimore, MD.