L. Neville Smith

L. Neville Smith, 88, of Poolesville, MD, died on Friday December 7, 2018.Born on October 3, 1930, she was the daughter of the late Harold C. and Ann Flora (Smith)Smith, Sr.Neville was a member of the Brownsville Cornet Band and supporter of the ASPCA and NorthAmerican Horse Rescue.Surviving are over 15 nieces and nephews along with assorted grandnieces and grandnephews.She was preceded in death by one sister, Anne Louise Sylvester and one brother, Harold C.Smith, Jr.The family will be receiving friends on Friday December 14 from 3-5 PM at the Hilton FuneralHome, 22111 Beallsville Rd. (Rt. 109), Barnesville, MD.A memorial service will be held at the Poolesville Memorial United Methodist Church inPoolesville at a later date. Please check our website for updates.Interment will be private in Rockville Union Cemetery, Rockville, MD.In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Poolesville Memorial United Methodist Church,P.O. Box 358, Poolesville, MD 20837 or Compassionate Care Hospice (cchnet.net).Expressions of sympathy may be offered to the family at hiltonfh.com.

Ineke Lok Smallwood

Ineke Lok Smallwood, 58, of Barnesville, MD, died suddenly on Saturday December 8, 2018.
She was the wife of Chip Smallwood.
Born on July 18, 1960, she was the daughter of Mary White (Hays) Lok and the late Godefridus F. (Fred) Lok.
Surviving besides her husband are three daughters, Mary Kate Ross (John), Emily Schneider,
and Abby Dunn; two sisters Martha Ward (Bob), and Shirley Prasada-Rao (Sam) and nieces and
nephews, Benton, Curtis, and Adam Ward, Meitzy, Freddy, and Mina PrasadaRao.
Ineke was preceded in death by a grandson, John “Beau” Ross.
A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 10 AM on Saturday December 15 at St. Mary’s Catholic
Church, 18230 Barnesville Rd., Barnesville.

If you are unable to attend but would like to send children's books (all ages) in Ineke’s memory to one of the hospitals where she spent many hours reading to her beloved grandson, Beau, the addresses are listed below. Giving the gift of reading to other families and their children will help us to honor Ineke’s memory and continue her legacy of love. Thank you for your generosity and support.

 

Johns Hopkins Children's Center

C/O Child Life Department

1800 Orleans St, Baltimore, MD 21287

 

Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital

C/O Child Life Department

1708 W Rogers Ave, Baltimore, MD 21209

Sarah Baker (Thomas) Allnutt

Sarah Baker (Thomas) Allnutt, age 95, died on Sunday, December 16, 2018. She was born in Martinsburg, West Virginia, to Franklin and Helen Thomas and was the third of four children.  

Graduating from St. Catherine’s School in Richmond, Virginia, in 1941 and Hood College in 1945, Sarah taught school in DC before marrying farmer Benoni Dawson Allnutt in 1951. She was a devoted and energetic mother to their five children whom she nurtured on Homestead Farm near Poolesville, MD.

From childhood, Sarah enjoyed sports and the outdoors, therefore she encouraged (and cajoled) her children to do the same. Horseback riding was a particular favorite. In the 1970s, she and other local parents with horses founded the Seneca Valley Pony Club, and she was one of its first District Commissioners.

Always the adventurer, Sarah organized 100-mile rides for herself, her young children and their friends on the C&O Canal Towpath during spring break for three years in a row. Memorable stories still circulate.

She continued seeking out adventures - riding in a bicentennial wagon train for a week, traveling around the world, being a camp counselor, square dancing, playing tennis, taking language lessons, snorkeling on the Great Barrier Reef, competing in international swim meets with U.S. Master Swimming and deciding to go on an African safari in her 80s. She even went go-kart racing in her 90s.

Her love of the outdoors was honed during summers at Camp White Rock and Camp Strawderman. Sarah made sure her daughters and granddaughters were able to follow in her footsteps.

Sarah and Benoni were married 56 years. They moved from Homestead Farm to Berryville Road (near Seneca) in 1991, switching homes with son Ben, who continues to run the family farm. They lived near Seneca until 2006, then moved to Kentland Manor in Gaithersburg, MD, where Benoni died in 2007.

Sarah moved to Sunrise Montgomery in Gaithersburg in 2015. There, she continued her three-times-a-week swimming schedule. She competed with U.S. Masters Swimming starting in the 1970s and holds multiple national records in 100-meter breaststroke and 100-meter medley. After a hip replacement, she switched to 100-meter butterfly. Her winning ways continued. In 2014, her Over-85 Mixed Medley Team broke the 100-meter Maryland state record. She thoroughly enjoyed the camaraderie of competing around the world and won even more friends than medals. 

She is survived by her 5 children: Ben (Maureen) Allnutt Jr., Tom (Ginny) Allnutt, Anne C Allnutt, Bob (Amy) Allnutt and Caroline Allnutt; as well as 8 grandchildren: Ian, Russ, Dawson, Annie Lee, Mary Alice, Elizabeth, Emma and Jack; and 2 great grandchildren: Osric and Remy.

Sarah continued an active social life right up until her death. The family is grateful to Janice Ford, who chauffeured Sarah wherever she wanted to go, as well as her many friends and extended family who enriched her life.

A private celebration of her life will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Sarah’s memory to Reach Every Voice at https://www.reacheveryvoice.org/

Wilbur Day “Buster” Watkins, Jr.

Wilbur Day “Buster” Watkins, Jr. of Clarksburg, MD passed away on Wednesday,December 19, 2018 surrounded by family.He was born in Cedar Grove, MD on September 27, 1923, son of the late WilburDay Watkins, Sr. and Ruth Selby King Watkins. He was the beloved husband of(Agnes) Jeannette Walter Watkins for 64 years until her death in May 2013.Buster graduated from Richard Montgomery High School, Rockville in 1941. Heserved with the Maryland Guard Reserve, and from 1944-46 with the 42ndRainbow Division, U.S. Army WWII in the European theater. After the war hewas a member of the Rainbow Division Veterans Memorial Foundation.He worked in his father’s sheet metal shop before and after his military service. In1952 Buster and Jeannette founded Watkins Cabinet Co., Inc. He enjoyed fishing,camping, woodworking, quilting and was a charter member of the GermantownLions Club. He was well known for his handcrafted wooden toys many of whichhe donated to various organizations including the St. Vincent de Paul Society at St.Martin’s Catholic Church and St. Mary’s Catholic Church.Buster was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Barnesville, and a member ofSt. Mary’s Holy Name Society.He is survived by 7 children: Joan M. Watkins (Gil House), Kenneth L. Watkins(Kathy), Nancy L. Watkins, Sue A. Conner (Eben), Georgia M. Ray (Arby),Franklin W. Watkins, Sr. (Marie), Gerrianne Watkins (Fred Couffer); 26grandchildren, 73 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren. He ispredeceased by sister, Ida Louise Watkins Bartgis, grandchild, Nicholas Watkinsand great-grandchild, Johnathan Conway.Viewing will be at Hilton Funeral Home, Barnesville, MD, Thursday, December27, 2018 4-7 pm. Vigil Prayers will be said at 5. Funeral mass will be at St.Mary’s Catholic Church, Barnesville, Friday, December 28, 2018 at 10 am.Interment will be in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers please send donationsto the Haiti Project at St. Mary’s Church, PO Box 67, Barnesville, MD 20838.

Rosemary Walker

Rosemary Walker, 72, of Poolesville, MD died on December 30, 2018.

She was the wife of the late Thomas C. Walker.

Born on December 10, 1946 in Brooklyn, NY, she was the daughter of the late John W. and Lucy (Manganaro) Castellano.

Surviving are two children, Michael T. Walker of Camp Springs, MD, David J. Walker of West Palm Beach, FL; one brother, John R. Castellano of Bayville, NJ and one granddaughter, Emily.

The family will be receiving friends on Thursday, January 3 from 4-7pm at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd., Barnesville, MD.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Our Lady of the Presentation, 17220 Tom Fox Ave, Poolesville, MD on Friday, January 4 at 10:00am.

Interment will follow in Monocacy Cemetery, Beallsville, MD.

In Lieu of Flowers the family asks that donations be sent to Our Lady of the Presentation, 17220 Tom Fox Ave, Poolesville, MD. 

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Daniel Inscoe

Daniel Inscoe passed away December 2, 2017 at Walter Reed National Medical Center with friends and family by his side.

He is survived by his father and stepmother, Linwood Inscoe and Linda Macek, as well as brothers Graham Inscoe, Joseph Inscoe, stepbrother Noah Hoagland, and beloved cousin Jessica Schwartz.

The family will be receiving guests Saturday December 9 from 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM at Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd, Barnesville MD. Funeral services will be held at 1:00,  immediately following visitation.

Interment to follow at Boyds Presbyterian Church, Boyds, MD immediately after funeral services are concluded.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a donation in Daniel’s honor to:

The Yellow Ribbon Fund or Canine Companions for Independence. Both these groups brought extra joy to Daniel in his final days.

David Alan Rutledge

David Alan Rutledge passed away on Sunday, December 3, 2017, at home in Barnesville, MD.

Born on August 19, 1961, in Olney, MD, he is the son of Patricia Rutledge (Martin) and the late Connelly Trigg Rutledge “CT”.

David is survived by his spouse, Jennifer Rutledge; one daughter, Kristen Ortiz; two stepchildren, Courtney Earp-Spano, Nicholas Spano, three brothers, Connelly Rutledge “Beany” and wife Debbie, Randy Lee Rutledge and wife Patty, Donald Venson Rutledge “Duck” and wife Linda; one sister, Karen Diane Marsee; and four grandchildren.

The family will be receiving friends on Wednesday, December 6th from 1-3 and 6-8 PM at Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville RD, Barnesville, MD, where funeral services will be held on Thursday, December 7th at 11 AM.

Interment to follow after at Monocacy Cemetery, 19801 W Hunter Rd, Beallsville, MD.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations go to American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478
Oklahoma City, OK 73123. 

J. Robert Lillard

J. Robert Lillard, Jr., 86, of Barnesville, passed away Friday, December 8, 2017, at Frederick Memorial Hospital, with family and friends by his side.  He was the devoted husband of Margery S. Lillard, the love of his life, who predeceased him October 19, 2006.

Born in Barnesville, on January 4, 1931, he was the son of the late J. Robert Lillard, Sr., and Stella Viola (Renn) Lillard.  Bob or “Bobby” was proud to tell you that he was “bred, born, and raised” in the house that he lived in.  He attended the two-room school in Barneville, through the 3rd grade, when the school was closed and students transferred to Poolesville.  He was a 1949 graduate of Poolesville High School.  For a summer during his high school years, he worked for the family trucking and paving business, J.R. Lillard and Son.  After high school, he worked as a mechanic for Call Carl, followed by Rockmont Chevrolet, as a front-end mechanic.  He also was a partnership owner of Poolesville Feed and Supply and a salesman for Snap-On Tools.  He retired from the National Institute of Health, as a Computer Supervisor, with the Division of Research & Grants.  During retirement, he operated a sign and engraving business, from home, and drove the school bus for the Barnesville School.

He was a veteran of the Korean War, serving in the 7th Army Signal Corp, as a teletype operator, in Stuttgart, Germany.  He was a member of the Daniel-Jeffers Post #247 of the American Legion and a former member of the Upper Montgomery County Volunteer Fire Department.  He was a life-long and active member of Barnesville Baptist Church, where he served as Trustee, usher, and teller.  He served as the Chairman of Barnesville’s Zoning Committee for 40 years and enthusiastically served on the committee to restore Barnesville’s Town Hall to its historic beauty.  He was a member of the Fervency Lodge 200, AF&AM, Point of Rocks, where he was a past Worshipful Master. He had been an active square dancer, participating with numerous local clubs in the area.

Bob’s lifetime hobby was antique cars.  While he owned numerous makes, models, and years, the heart and soul of his collection was always a Model T.  During his lifetime, he owned a C cab truck, a 1927 Touring, a 1913 Depot Hack, and a 1922 Touring.  He was most proud of his trip, in 1984, with Margery and Jan, in his 1913 Depot Hack, from Barnesville, to New York City, to Seattle, Washington, back to Barnesville, with 30 other Model T’ers, retracing a race won by a Model T in 1909.  He and Margery traveled extensively in their antique cars, locally and all across the nation, participating in club tours and trips on their own.  He was a life member of the Antique Automobile Club of America, a charter member of the Sugarloaf Mountain Region Chapter of the AACA; a member of the Model T Ford Club International, charter member of the Heart of Maryland Chapter of the MTFCI, member of the Nation’s Capital Chapter of MTFCI; member of the Model T Ford Club of America, charter member of the Blue and Grey Chapter of MTFCA; member of the Vintage Chevrolet Club of America; former member of the Packard, Oldsmobile, Edsel, and Corvair owners clubs.

He is survived by his loving daughter Janita Lillard Burdette and husband, Gary.  He is also survived by his sister, Rebecca Lillard Umstead; niece, Barbara Umstead Hamilton and husband Joseph; nephews James Renn Lillard and wife Sharon, and Gary Trent Lillard and wife Krista, as well as numerous great-nieces, great-nephews, and cousins.

He was predeceased by his sister, Mary Ellen Lillard, and brother, Ernest “Tip” Renn Lillard, as well as nephew, Stanley Leo Umstead.

Friends and family may call from 10:00 a.m., until time of services at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, December 16, at Barnesville Baptist Church, 17917 Barnesville Road, Barnesville.  Internment will follow a fellowship luncheon at St. Mary’s Catholic Church Pavilion (Barnesville), in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Frederick.  Antique car friends are encouraged to drive their vehicles.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations to Barnesville Baptist Church, P. O. Box 69, Barnesville, MD  20838.

Jeffrey Dylan Fisher

Jeffrey Dylan Fisher passed away on Tuesday, December 12, 2017, at home in Poolesville, MD.

Born on February 5, 1995, he is the son of Jeffrey and Candith Fisher.

Along with his parents, Dylan is survived by one brother, John Dustin Fisher; one sister, Destiny Starr Fisher; two grandmothers, Peggy Fisher, Ruthann Earp; an aunt and uncle, Gene and Charlotte Fisher; cousins, Scotty Earp, Matthew Bishop, Timothy Bishop, Andrew Fisher, Nathan Fisher and Nicholas Fisher. Dylan is also survived by Nancy Moreland.

He was preceded in death by two grandfathers, Gene Fisher, Sr. and Johnny Wayne Earp.

The family will be receiving friends from 5-8 PM on Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at the Poolesville Baptist Church, 17550 W Willard Rd, Poolesville, MD  (Hiltonfh.com).

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the family to offset funeral expenses. Checks may be made out to Charlotte Fisher and sent to the following address: 12931 Meadow View Dr., Darnestown, MD 20878.

Linda Sue Ripley

Linda Sue Ripley (Lin) was born on December 13, 1962, was the daughter of Wilda and Gene Ripley. She is survived by her wife, Paige Therese Kovach and children Zachary Joseph (20) and Mackenzie Lin (17) and her siblings, Marla, John (Sherill, Bart, Bekah, Hunter, Garrett, Brock, Amber, Ashlyn, Nick, Lexi, Carson and Kayleigh), Donna (Katie, Michael, Atticus, August, Sebastian, Peter, Chrissy, Colton, Kendall, Paul, Marianne, Marley, Ruthie and Noah, Betsy and Steven) and Debbi (Roy, Renay, Aaron, Noam, Emily, and Chad).  She is also survived by her in-laws Pam and Jim (Kyle and Erin), Mark and Izzy (Jesse, Stephanie, Jamie, and Zach), Phyllis and Michael (Christine, Kate, Aaron, Marilyn, Paul, Allison, Eric) and Patty.  She was born in Wheeling WV and raised on the family farm where her love of animals, particularly cows, was started.

She attended West Liberty and received a BA in English. She wanted to be a grammarian. She went on to get her Masters in Social Work from Howard University and worked for Child Protective Services for 15 years in Washington, DC.  Lin received her doctorate in Social Work from Catholic in May 2011.  She worked at Stoddard Baptist Home as their Clinical Director and started her own private practice where she worked with a variety of clients and loved the work.

She came to Maryland with her friend Gene Taylor during the summer of 1997.  In October of 1997, she met her life partner and future wife, Paige.  Paige fell in love with her mind, sense of humor, ability to overcome adversity, and the most spectacular laugh in the world!  Together Lin and Paige built a most wonderful family with Zach and Kenzie.  Lin was most proud of those two accomplishments.  They have provided love, joy, humor, creativity, numerous opportunities for personal growth and again most importantly, LOVE. 

In 1998, Lin and Paige bought the FARM, literally.  This was Lin's dream!  The farm had a little guest house that was in desperate need of repairs, trees growing through windows and snake skins hanging from the ceiling.  Lin and Paige saw only beauty and they fell in love and knew this was where they would raise the family.  The farm improvements started and then the growth and expansion never stopped.  The llamas were first in October of 2000, then 9 chickens (now 300 and quite the egg operation) then the horses were added in August of 2010.  Shortly thereafter, a strong wind came by the farm, hell froze over and cows came to Sugarland Road!  A most joyous occasion for Lin and Kenzie!  Zach and Paige were cautiously optimistic. Growth continued at the farm with the addition of goats, sheep and pigs.

On October 9, 2017, Lin was diagnosed with a brain tumor.  Nine weeks and one day later our most precious love left on December 12, 2017.  Please join us in honoring Lin with great stories, laughter, music and dance on Sunday, December 17, 2017 at 2:00 pm at The Open Door Metropolitan Community Church located at 15817 Barnesville Road, Boyds, MD.  Dress is casual.

Always find the positive in the situation, contemplate your answer before responding, love every precious moment you have and take every opportunity you have to expand your brain, yourself and to grow!

David Weitzer

David Weitzer, 88, of Poolesville, MD passed away on Tuesday, December 19, 2017.

Born on May 27, 1929, in Brooklyn, NY, he is the son of the late Bernard Weitzer and Eva Bonner.

David is known in the business community as a loving husband, father, and grandfather, stellar businessman, uber farmer, beloved friend, competent mentor, community pioneer, and a strong advocate for broadband in the Ag Reserve. His passion was promotion of the dairy industry (regionally, nationally, and internationally).

David was the owner/operator of Beneva Farms in Poolesville, MD, a 70 year family dairy and grain farm in Montgomery County. David raised and bred Holstein cows and raised commodity crops covering 500+ acres. David served six years on the National Dairy Promotion and Research Board (NDB) beginning in 1995 and more than 20 years overall as a dairy checkoff leader. He was a founding director of the U.S. Dairy Export Council, which helps grow U.S. dairy sales internationally. In 2009, he was honored with the Richard E. Lyng Award by the NDB for his dedication and service to dairy promotion.

Before David’s passing he held the positions as the President of the Montgomery County Grain Club and Chairman of the Montgomery County Agricultural Advisory Committee.

During his lifetime David was the Vice President and Director for Maryland and Virginia Milk Producers Cooperative where he was a recipient of the 50 year member award in 2000 and also the recipient of the Cooperative’s Quality Milk awards from 1947-2017. David was also a member of the State of Maryland Agricultural Commission from 1985-1993, Upper Montgomery County Farmers Club from 1989 to 2017, Maryland and Virginia Veterinary College Advisory Committee, Pennmarva Dairymen’s Federation, Director for Dairy Management, Inc., Officer and Director for United Dairy Industry Association, Chairman of Mid-Atlantic Dairy Association, Director and Member of Montgomery County Farm Bureau, Founding Member and Officer of Montgomery County Farm Preservation Board, Award recipient for the Richard E. Lyng Award, National Dairy Board 2009 and Special tribute/recipient in 2012 for the Montgomery County Agricultural Hall of Fame Award.

David is survived by his loving wife, Barabara Furst Weitzer; one daughter, Keri Ane Grossnickle and husband Troy of Poolesville, MD; one sister, Sara Janet Shaw of Catonsville, MD and two grandchildren, Ty and Luke Grossnickle.

Along with his parents David is preceded in death by one sister, Edith Weitzer.

A Celebration of Life will take place at 2 PM on Saturday January 13th at the Montgomery County Fair Grounds, 501 Perry Pkwy, Gaithersburg, MD 20877 in the Heritage Building. The main fairground entrance, 501 Perry Parkway is closed,  for easy access to the Fairgrounds, please use the 16 Chestnut Street entrance.  The family asks that if you plan on attending the service please email barbaraweitzer@gmail.com so they can plan accordingly.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the following organizations.

First Responders, Upper Montgomery County Volunteer Fire Department, 19801 Beallsville Road, Beallsville, MD 20839, Jewish Social Service Agency (JSSA), The Ina Kay Building, 200 Wood Hill Road, Rockville, MD 20850 (www.jssa.org) or Premier Homecare by JSSA, 1390 Piccard Drive, Rockville, MD  20850 (www.premierhomecare.org).

Arrangements by Hilton Funeral Home, Barnesville, MD (hiltonfh.com)

Richard “Rich” J. Belferman

Richard “Rich” J. Belferman, 64, of Parkersburg, WV, died suddenly on December 22, 2017.

Born on June 20, 1953 in Washington, DC, he was the son of the late Herman Richard and Mary Jane (Davis) Belferman.

Rich is survived by two brothers, John M. Belferman of Barnesville, MD, James David Belferman of Rochester Hill, MI and one niece, Greta-Jane Belferman.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 AM on Friday December 29 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 18230 Barnesville Rd., Barnesville, MD.

Interment will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Silver Spring, MD.

Arrangements by Hilton Funeral Home, Barnesville, MD.

Marie T. Kamachaitis

Marie T. Kamachaitis, 86, of Boyds, MD, died on December 29, 2017 at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital in Rockville, MD.

She was the loving wife of 66 years of William P. Kamachaitis.

Born on July 21, 1931, in Mahanoy City, PA, she was the daughter of the late John and Emma (Mertens) Klitsch.

Besides her husband Marie is survived by her seven children, Marie VanderMolen, Patricia Ann Hardekopf, David Kamachaitis, Karen Kamachaitis, Nancy Ann Walker, Carol Ann Moore and Sue Ann DeSantis; 16 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren.

Marie was preceded in death by her brothers Gerald, Paul and Leo Klitsch and grandson Samuel Moore.

The family will be receiving friends from 10:00 – 11:00 AM with a Memorial Mass following at 11:00 AM on January 12th, 2018 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 18230 Barnesville Rd., Barnesville, MD  20838.

Inurnment will follow in the church cemetery followed by a reception in the church pavilion.

Arrangements by Hilton Funeral Home, Barnesville, MD (hiltonfh.com)

Robert Charles Schultz

Robert Charles Schultz died peacefully, on December 29, 2017, surrounded by his family at his home in Poolesville, MD.  He was 94.

He was born in Norbeck, MD in 1923. He graduated from Bethesda Chevy Chase High School and attended George Washington University.

Upon the start of WWII, Robert enlisted in the US Army and was assigned to the 97th Bombardment Wing.  In 1944, Staff Sergeant Schultz and his men participated in the D-Day (DD+1) landings at Normandy.

After the war Robert married Jean Carlisle Thomas.  He was employed by PPGlass Co.  Robert advocated and testified before car manufactures to use the new safety glass created by PPG on their windshields as opposed to cheaper glass that didn’t shatter on impact, causing more deaths.

As the owner of several companies, he developed technologies that would improve products for customers, obtaining a patent for the improvement of water treatments in cooling towers.

Upon retirement, Mr. Schultz moved to a small farm in Poolesville where he raised fruit, vegetables, and nursery stock.  His berries were very popular, and he supplied grocery stores, fruit stands, and restaurants with his produce.

Mr. Schultz is survived by two daughters, Carla Toomey and Jan Schultz. He is also survived by two grandchildren, Matthew Toomey and Karen McCormack as well as three great-grandchildren.  He was predeceased by his wife Jean, brothers Steve and Jack, and by his parents Charles and Harriet.

Memorial donations in Mr. Schultz's name can be made to Montgomery County Hospice at 1355 Piccard Drive #100, Rockville, MD  20850 or to the Montgomery County Humane Society.

Services and interment will be private.

John Theodore Buckley II

John Theodore Buckley II passed away on Sunday, December 31, 2017 at the age of 81.  John is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Jeannette B. Buckley and his two daughters and two sons - Mary Sharon Buckley, Kathryn Buckley and her husband Greg Braun, John Buckley III and his wife Teresa Buckley, and Thomas Buckley and his wife Catherine Buckley.  John was a devoted grandfather to his eleven grandchildren, Emily Ambuehl, Olivia Ambuehl, Sophia Braun, Edward Braun, Katherine Christina Buckley, Emma Buckley, Thomas Buckley, Colin Buckley, Luke Buckley, Zachary Buckley, and Alina Buckley.  A memorial service will be held on January 3 at 11 a.m. at Saint Mary’s Catholic Church (http://www.stmaryonline.com/) in Barnesville, Maryland.  

John was born January 16, 1936 in New London, Connecticut.  He graduated from the University of Connecticut in 1958 and Columbia Law School in 1961.  John proceeded to have an accomplished career practicing corporate law as a partner in New York City law firms and later as in-house counsel for Skandia Corporation in Connecticut.  In addition to his legal achievements, John pursued many interests.  In particular, John was an avid marathon runner, photographer, golfer, skier, baseball fan, and student of history - especially the American Revolution.  John also served on the Pleasantville, New York Board of Trustees for two terms.  Upon retirement, John accomplished a life long dream to author and publish, Don’t Leave Me Now, A Novel of the American Revolutionary War.  

In lieu of flowers, please send contributions to the Saint Mary’s Church Haitian Fund, PO Box 88, Barnesville, MD 20838 .  Please write “Haiti” on the memo line of the check,

or contribute via PayPal on (http://www.stmaryonline.com/donatetostjosephs/).

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Larry Dean Benes

Passed away peacefully on December 1, 2016 after a heroic three year fight with cancer. He is survived by his beloved wife of 30 years, Stacie; his sisters and brother-in-law Devereaux
Raskauskas, Darcy Bonfils and Jim Bonfils (Andrea). Cherished nieces and nephews Jenn, Joseph and Carolyn Raskauskas, Alexandra and Lindsay Bonfils, Sara Sluhan Baer and John Sluhan. He was preceded in death by his parents Betty and Jerry Benes, his sister, Maryann Benes Sluhan and her husband, Elliott.
Larry lived life to the fullest. He was gracious towards all, the nicest, must fun loving person in any room. He approached everything with vigor and enthusiasm. We will remember him at the Potomac Hunt Races, teaching the kids how to place a bet, on the golf course at Farmington, fishing in the Florida Keys. He was an entrepreneur whose interests were varied and included broadcasting and real estate. Larry's family thanks the doctors, nurses and all caregivers at Hopkins Oncology, Inova Fairfax, Sibley, Suburban and the Washington Home Hospice. They took wonderful care of Larry which he appreciated so much. Special thanks to Larry's wonderful aide, Sam, who took beautiful care of Larry's every need while at home. All are living proof that there are truly angels on earth. There will be a memorial service at a later date.

Ella Mae Wynne

Ella Mae Wynne, 94, formerly of Poolesville, Maryland, passed away quietly on December 11, 2016, at Homewood at Crumland Farms in Frederick, Maryland. She was the loving wife of the late Edward Buford Wynne, Sr., of Poolesville, Maryland.
Born February 12, 1922, in Bluefield, West Virginia, she was the daughter of the late James Thomas and Nora Lester. She was a home maker and provided day care service to many children in the town of Poolesville. In later years, Ella Mae worked for First National Bank. She was a life-time member of Poolesville Memorial United Methodist Church where she was a member of Crafty Ladies and Gents and always helped with apple butter making. In addition, she was a life-time member of the Upper Montgomery County Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary and of The Rebekah's
Independent Order of Odd Fellows. She was an active participant in many activities at Homewood at Crumland Farms, specifically her work at the Country Store. She enjoyed her 15 years living at Homewood, and particu-larly loved the staff employed there.
She is survived by her three children, Betty Jean Selby of Adamstown, Frances Noffsinger of Newport News, VA, Eddie Wynne and wife Dinah of Adamstown; nine grandchildren, Lin Selby and wife Leslie, Michael Selby and wife Corrine, Bruce Selby and wife Amy, Lisa Selby, Wesley Noffsinger and wife Caroline, Stephen Noffisinger and wife Brandi, David Noffsinger, Jason Wynne and wife Sarah and Natalie Wynne; thirteen great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-grandchild. She is also survived by nu-merous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and sons-in-law, Roy L. Selby Jr., and Martin W. Noffsinger.
The family will be receiving friends on Thursday, December 15th, from 1-3 and 6-8 PM at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd. (Rt. 109), Barnesville, MD. (hiltonfh.com)
Funeral services will be held at 11 AM on Friday, December 16th, at the Poolesville Memorial United Methodist Church, 17821 Elgin Road, Pool-esville, MD. Interment will follow at Monocacy Cemetery, Beallsville, MD. The church will host a reception following the interment.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in memory of Ella Mae Wynne to the Memorial United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 358, Poolesville, MD 20837.

Thomas C. Schelling

Thomas C. Schelling, 95, of Bethesda, MD, died on December 13, 2016 at this residence.
Survivors include his wife of 25 years, Alice Coleman Schelling of Bethesda; four sons from his first marriage, Andrew Schelling of Boulder, Colo., Tom Schelling of Ashland, Mass., Daniel Schelling of Salt Lake City and Robert Schelling of Putney, Vt.; two stepsons, David Coleman of Mountain View, Calif., and Robert Coleman of Portland, Ore.; a sister; 12 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Read his full obituary here.

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