Richard A. Kirkpatrick

Richard (Kirk) A. Kirkpatrick, 79, of Poolesville, MD, passed away on December 10, 2021.

Born on February 6, 1942 in Maryland, he was the son to the late Lewis and Nancie (Allan) Kirkpatrick.

Richard was the loving husband to Carole Harman.

Along with his wife, Richard is survived by his children; Betty Kirkpatrick, Michael Kirkpatrick, step-son, Billy Harman, step-son, Adam Harman, one brother; Kenny Kirkpatrick, one sister; Christie William and seven grandchildren.

Richard was preceded in death by one sister; Anita Kirkpatrick.

A celebration of life will take place at a later date.

Allen Doyle Lewis, Sr.

Allen Doyle Lewis Sr, passed away peacefully on 10 December 2021.

He was just shy of 90, born on 5 January 1932 to Guy V Lewis Sr and Lottie Mainhart Lewis in Sellman, Md.

He was the last of his 6 siblings (Guy Lewis, Jr, Marjorie Randles, Wendell Lewis, Barbara Kanode, and Marshall J Lewis) to go home to the Lord to be with his Mom, Dad, and loving wife Barbara and siblings.

He married Barbara Jean Fraley on 15 September 1951 and together they spent nearly 65 wonderful years together before Barbara Jean’s passing on 29 March 2016.

Allen and Barbara are survived by 4 children, Elaine Cuthbertson (and husband Randy) of Charleston SC, Allen Lewis Jr (and wife Becky) of Lakewood, WA, Larry Lewis (and wife Teresa) of Adamstown, MD, and Gary Lewis, of Dickerson MD. Through their loving spirit, the world was also blessed with 5 beautiful grandchildren, (Jennifer Perkins, Kelly Higgins, Shannan Jones, Larry Lewis Jr, and Ryan Cuthbertson) and 9 wonderful great grandchildren. Allen grew up on the family farm near Beallsville, Md and later on made a career working for the Washington Gas Light Company where he worked in DC and later became foreman at the Rockville Station where he cherished his coworkers, who affectionately called him “Slippery”. He loved hunting, fishing, traveling to spend time with family across our beautiful country, and hosting family and friends at home.

He will be remembered as a man of character, a leader, a true patriot with a deep and fierce love of our great country, and a great chef and cook! Most important, we will remember him as a loving husband, dad, granddad (Dan Dan), and great granddad (Great Dan Dan). He blessed his family with a happy and loving home. Saddened by his absence, our spirits are lifted by unforgettable memories of his laughter, the twinkle in his blue eyes, and the deep and endearing love he had for all of us. He will watch over us till we meet again. Our hearts have been broken, but will forever be filled by his love, which touched each of our lives, and left us, and the world a much better place.

In lieu of flowers the family suggest donations be made to the Upper Montgomery County Volunteer Fire Department, 19801 Beallsville Rd, Beallsville, MD 20839 or a charity of your choice. A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date. 

Kelly O. Williams, Sr.

Kelly O. Williams Sr., 87, affectionately known as Daddy Kelly, passed away peacefully on 18 December 2021.

He was born on 11 July 1934 to Kelly P. Williams and Frankie Atwell Williams in Sellman, Md.

Kelly was predeceased by his parents, his loving wife Pat of 67 years, 3 siblings Arnold Williams, Imagene Wynne, Jaunita Hubble, and Grandson Kelly O Williams III.

He married Patricia Allnutt on 27 June 1953 and together they spent nearly 67 wonderful years together before Pat’s passing on 24 April 2020.

Kelly and Pat are survived by 2 children, Kelly Williams Jr of Jefferson, and Teresa Lewis (and husband Larry) of Adamstown, MD. He also leaves behind 2 precious grandchildren and their spouses, Jennifer Perkins (and husband Allan) of Brunswick, MD and Larry Lewis Jr. (and wife Stephanie) of Summerville SC. He was also blessed with 5 wonderful great grandchildren, Phoebe, Gabriel and Jackson Lewis, Aleena and Jensen Perkins.

Kelly worked for the Montgomery County Government in the EPA department and after many years of dedicated service he retired to spend much needed time with his family and friends. Kelly was an avid Nascar fan where he would go to many races with family and friends especially Martinsville VA. He also enjoyed deer hunting and loved tractors where he had collected many replicas of America’s farm tractors. Daddy Kelly loved his family and his extended family dearly, and in return he was loved by all. He will be forever missed, but his memories will live forever in us all. Our hearts are weeping, but will forever be filled by his love. Knowing he is now with our Lord, we can rest assured he is with Mom Mom, Baby Kelly, his parents and siblings awaiting a time when the Lord will bring us all together again.

Family will be receiving friends on Wednesday, December 22nd from 10:00 AM-11:00 AM at Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Road, Barnesville, MD, 20838 where a funeral service will follow at 11:00 AM. Interment will be held after the service at Boyds Presbyterian Church Cemetery, 19901 White Ground Rd, Boyds, MD 20841.

In lieu of flowers the family suggest donations be made to Hospice of Frederick County and the American Cancer Society or any Charity of one’s choice.

Georges R. Jacob

Georges R. Jacob was reunited in Heaven with his Beloved wife Lilia on 12/18/2021 as he was lovingly encircled by his children at his bedside.


Georges Raoul Jacob was born in 1928 in Mainz, Germany. The 3rd son of Jean Henri and Esther Jacob. His elder brother Henri Maurice was born in 1925, followed by Robert Charles in 1927 and then his younger brother Jean Joseph in 1932.


To avoid the German Army, the family moved to Oran Algeria in 1930 and then to Mostaganem in 1937. They lived there until World War II ended in 1945. While there, he was an excellent student, and he received a certificate of excellence and a book from the President of France. He wanted to go to college while he was in Mostaganem, but ended up going to a professional school where he learned English and apprenticed as a carpenter. In 1945 the family moved to Abreschviller, France. In 1947 the family made the decision to immigrate to the US. George and Robert traveled from Cherbourgh, France with $20 in his pocket on an Army transport in the Summer of 1947 and arrived in New York 21 days later.


The family settled in Washington, DC in Southeast and he had various jobs as a stock boy at Every Market and as a Carpenter building houses in Kensington. Eventually he went to work with his father as a butcher in the Western Market. He first met Lilia in the summer of 1948 while working behind the counter at the Western Market. They began their courtship that summer. Their first date was to a swimming pool on Connecticut Avenue. Lilia had invited Georges to a Romero family dinner since they lived close by on 20th Street. He was a member of the International Students Club on R Street where he took her to dances. They had to walk everywhere, because he never had money for a bus. As they would walk on their dinner dates, she would sing him Mexican songs. He would always walk her home and then have to walk all the way back to his home on 14th Street, about 3 miles away. They would go to the movies on F Street where the movies were .50 cents. There was always a sing along with an organ. One fateful day his brother Robert was driving them on a double date to a movie and when they came out of the back seat of the car he gave her a kiss. She liked it.


Georges was drafted in March of 1951 and was inducted into the US Army at Fort Meade, MD and then had his training at Fort Polk, LA. While stationed at Ft. Polk he proposed to Lilia.  He shipped off to Germany with an artillery unit where he served his country with pride and was honorably discharged in 1953.


George and Lilia were married March 28, 1953 at St. Patrick’s Church in Washington and then lived on 17th Street, NW. He worked at the Western Market honing his skill as a butcher and shop-keeper. In 1958, he returned to University on his GI bill and graduated from Georgetown University with a Degree in International Studies in 1960. He and his brothers purchased three buildings in Georgetown in 1960 and opened the French Market and moved to McLean, VA that same year. From 1960 to the early 1990’s the French Market was the preeminent store for gourmet foods and French Butchery in the greater DC area.


George and Lilia’s family started in 1954 with his first 2 sons Gerard and then Georges in 1957. His daughter Gabrielle came along in 1960 and lastly Adrien in 1962. The family enjoyed life in McLean and gathering with the extended Jacob, Martin and Romero families. They enjoyed trips to Europe and Mexico, vacations through New England, Florida, Texas, and the Outer Banks of North Carolina.


After retiring from the French Market, he worked at Balducci’s and Total Wine until 2006. In 2006, he moved to Poolesville, MD with Lilia where they immersed themselves in the community and their 9 Grandchildren (Ashley, Eric, Jojo, Stephanie, Michael, Renee, Christian, Corinne and Anna). They cheered them all on at basketball and soccer games, concerts, graduations and weddings. He also loved playing pool at the Senior Center in Gaithersburg and working side-by-side on family gatherings with his Daughter who also lives in Poolesville. He was able to celebrate the birth of all 4 of his Great Grandchildren (Carter, Mila, Parker and Aubrey). George laid his Beloved Pupuce to eternal rest in April of 2015 and enjoyed his final years living with Gabrielle and Jim Brown in their Poolesville, MD home.

There will be a celebration of his life on 12/23/2021 at Hilton Funeral Home in Barnesville, MD (22111 Beallsville, Road; Barnesville, MD 20838 at 11:00am. Immediately following the service, at 1:00pm he will be laid to eternal rest at National Memorial Park (7482 Lee Hwy, Falls Church, VA 22042) along with his Wife, Mother and Father, and siblings. 

In lieu of flowers, and in appreciation for their honoring care, the family is inviting donations to the Holy Cross Health Foundation, Hospice Program.

Thelma T. Heath

Thelma T. Heath, 90, of Boyds, MD, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family on December 26, 2021. 

She was the loving wife of the late (great!) George M. Heath.

Born on November 22, 1931 in Georgetown, Guyana, she was the daughter of the late Louis Martin and Avis Morrison.  

Thelma is survived by her children (Robin Martin and wife, Valerie, Nancy Taylor and husband, Gordon, and Guy Heath and wife, Michelle), five grandchildren ( Antonia Smart, George Taylor, Mikaela Martin, Foster Taylor, and Maxwell Taylor), her brothers and sisters (Yulisse, Aileen, Woodrow, Claire, Leonard and Sherlock), numerous nieces and nephews and many extended family members (including her main caregiver, Sarah Osei, who lovingly provided her excellent care).

 Thelma was no ordinary lady – she saw the world while living on 5 continents, was a crocheter par excellence, and was an altogether feisty, fun, and outspoken presence in her family’s and friends’ lives.  She lived with her daughter and her daughter’s family for many years and was a second mother to her grandsons who will miss her greatly. 

She was a member of St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church and was the former president of the Germantown Seniors Association.  

A celebration of her life will be held at a later date.  

In lieu of flowers the family would appreciate donations be made to Holy Cross Hospice (Montgomery County).

Michael William Ciaramello

Michael William Ciaramello, born in Brooklyn, NY, passed away peacefully on December 24, 2021 after a long and happy dance through life. He was 93 years old.


Michael was a family man, a provider and doting patriarch, with a lifelong commitment to his late wife Ruth. He served in the Korean War, building the Osan Air Base with the US Army Corps of Engineers. He later put himself through college at the New York Polytechnic Institute of Engineering, and had a long career in telecommunications with Western Electric as an electrical engineer. Though a New Yorker at heart, his career brought him to Fallston, MD, and he eventually retired in Poolesville, MD.


Michael cherished having an active and full life. He played recreational basketball and softball, medaled repeatedly in track and field at the Maryland Senior Olympics, and loved showing off his muscles at every opportunity. Michael had a special fondness for cars and loved his Thunderbirds and Corvette. He was an avid gardener, a friend to animals, and admired the simplicities of nature.  Michael had a questioning curiosity on almost everything, and had knowledge on many subjects.  He expressed his creativity in a number of ways, and was very resourceful in fixing things with what he had at his disposal.


He was known for his quick wit, confidence, strength, loyalty and sense of fairness. Michael was happiest around family and often vocalized it — "It doesn't get any better than this."


He is survived by his children, David Ciaramello (JoAnn) and Valerie Ciaramello Gluck (Marc); grandchildren Allie, Shelby, Morgan, Jake (Gluck), Jack, and James (Ciaramello); younger sister Marie, younger brother Daniel (Angela), and many nieces and nephews. He raised a beautiful family that will forever treasure his life and memory.


Services are private. Michael’s final resting place will be St. Mary’s Catholic Church Cemetery, Barnesville, MD.

Michael William Ciaramello

Richard Martin Kenly, 88, of Frederick, MD, passed away on December 29, 2021.

Born on September 1, 1933 in MD, he was the son to the late Theodore William and Eva Josephine (Martin) Kenly.
Richard was the loving husband to Harriet J. Kenly.

Along with his wife, Richard was survived by his children; Debra VanGilder and husband Daniel, Cheryl Kenly and late husband Phil, Stephen Kenly and wife Cathy, seven grandchildren; Brian, Melissa, Jennifer, Emily, Cody, Connor, Carley and six great-grandchildren; Ristynn, Nicolas, Brantley, Liam, Corbin and Renee.

Richard was preceded in death by one sister; Cecilia Kenly Anchor.

Richard was a member of the Gaithersburg Church of the Nazarene and served his country in the United States Air Force. Richard never met a stranger.  He made everyone feel special.  He approached life with love, kindness and humor.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Richard’s final resting place will be with his late parent’s and Phil at Arlington National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made in his memory to the Alzheimer's Association.

Victor E. Origoni

Victor E. Origoni, 93, died peacefully in his home in Poolesville, MD, on December 2, 2020.

He was the loving husband to the late Regina Brennan Origoni.

Born on January 16, 1927 in Emerson, N.J., he was the son of the late Silvio Charles and Lucia Maria (Pascarella) Origoni.

Victor is survived by one brother, Silvio M. Origoni and his wife Virginia Ann of Rivervale, N.J. Beloved uncle to numerous nieces and nephews. He will also be missed by many grandnieces and nephews whom he welcomed on his farm to share his love of the outdoors with them.

He was a Navy veteran and chemist by trade.

He was a longstanding member and past president of the BCC-IWLA.

Services will be private.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made in his memory to Bethesda-Chevy Chase IWLA, 20601 Izaak Walton Way, Poolesville, MD 20837 or Montgomery Hospice, 1355 Piccard Drive, Suite 100 Rockville, MD 20850.          

Marguerite Isabella Felice Jeffries

Marguerite Isabella Felice Jeffries, 74, died at home after a long illness on December 5, 2020.


She was born on August 7, 1946 in the Bronx, New York to Margaret Demarest Felice and Ralph Alexander Felice. She was an only child and raised in Whitestone and College Point, Queens, New York and went to Catholic grade and high school. She graduated from St. John’s University in Jamaica, New York with a degree in Spanish and Secondary Education. Throughout her life she spoke excellent Spanish, something most people never knew.


Upon graduation from college she started working for American Airlines in Manhattan as a reservation’s supervisor. She worked there until she married Francis (Fran) Jeffries on June 29, 1969. In College Point, NY. Since Fran was on US Navy active duty and stationed in Monterey, California she immediately moved there. In August 1969 they moved to San Angelo, Texas when Fran received another assignment. They stayed there until August 1971 when Fran was transferred to Ft. Meade, Maryland. Their final move was to Poolesville, Maryland in 1975.


Fran and Marguerite have two children, Michael Jeffries age 49 who lives in Odenton, MD and Kathryn Jeffries Quilligan age 40 who lives in Cary, NC. She is survived by Michael and his wife Laurie and their three children: Grace Jeffries (20), Caiden Jeffries (9), and Charlie Kate Jeffries (5) and Kathryn Quilligan and her husband Mike and their daughter Lois Felice Quilligan (5).


Marguerite loved to make floral arrangements and worked for a couple of local florists. She was active in Our Lady of the Presentation Catholic Church. She and Fran had many dogs over the years and at one time had four dogs at the same time. If you have some spare change she  would encourage you to make a donation in her name to the Humane Society of the United States. She was an avid Yankee fan and enjoyed a couple of trips to Cooperstown to visit the Baseball Hall of Fame. We imagine she is now with all her dogs, especially Sandy, waiting for the Yankee 2021 season to begin.

Carlos F. Campos

Mr. Carlos Fernando Campos, 86 of Poolesville passed away peacefully at home on December 14, 2020 following a brief illness.

Born April 27, 1934 in Valdivia, Chile, Carlos was the son of the late Juan F. Campos and Elisa E. Prochelle de Campos.  

Mr. Campos is survived by two children, Patricia Moore and husband Roland, and Patricio (Pato) Campos and wife Monica; four grand-children David, Katherine, Danielle, Rachel and two great-grandchildren Barrett and Valentina.  

He was preceded in death by his loving wife Juana Emilia Campos, who he is now reunited with after fourteen long months.  

He will be deeply missed by all who called him Papa.

Observing his wishes there will be no service

Patricia Straw

Patricia “Pat” (Kane) Straw, 82, died after a long illness with Parkinson’s Disease on December 19, 2020.  

She was born on October 22, 1938 in Queens, New York to Katherine Logan Kane and Michael Joseph Kane. 

As a child, Pat loved spending her summers in Rockaway with her siblings and cousins and developed a true love for the ocean.  Eventually her family moved to Syracuse, NY where she lived for a short time before entering the convent. 

After leaving the convent Pat met and married Patrick “Paddy” Straw.  They moved to Smithtown, Long Island to raise their family, two children, Kara and Patrick.  Pat was an employee of Smithtown School District with various roles ranging from administration assistant in elementary school to math academic intervention support teacher in the middle school.  She loved teaching and helping her students, as well as her colleagues.   It was in the school system where Pat shined, and she loved her time there.  Pat was also an active member of the PTA and a vital member of the Smithtown College Scholarship Association. While in Smithown, Pat enjoyed playing cards and dominos, eating out, and having wine tastings with her neighbors, who were the closest of friends. 

Pat loved spending time with her family, listening to her grandchildren splash in the pool and hearing their giggles during the holidays.  She liked to vacation and especially loved family vacations to Lavalette, NJ or any beach destination where she enjoyed the ocean, good meals, the company of her family and was always up for a good natured political debate!  

Patricia was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Patrick William Straw.  She is survived by her daughter Kara, her husband, Travis Johnson, their two children: Kaylee (7), Reagan (4) of Poolesville, MD and her son Patrick, his wife, Margaret, their three children, Landon (10), Hudson (4), Zoe (3) of Nanuet, NY. She is also survived by her brother,  Michael Kane, his wife, Patricia, her two sisters, Kathleen and Mary Joan, and many loving cousins, nieces, and nephews.  

Due to COVID restrictions, no services are planned at this time.  However, the family hopes to have a memorial mass in the spring.  

Janet Lee Martin

Janet Lee Martin, 85, of Wheaton, MD, passed away on December 24, 2020.
She was the loving wife to the late John Raymond Martin.
Born on June 7, 1935 in Gaithersburg, MD she was the daughter of the late Frederick Ailor Reed Jr. and Luella Jane (Eader) Reed.
Janet is survived by her children; Laura Jane Martin, John Raymond Martin, Jr., wife Barbara Martin; three sisters, Margaret Eader Robinson, Catherine Alice Young, Patricia Ann Reed; 4 grandchildren; Joseph Bradley Martin; wife Elizabeth Martin, Andrew Raymond Martin, Payten Mae Martin and Bailey Rae Martin, and 4 great-grandchildren: Joseph Bradley Martin Jr., LeeAnn Elizabeth Martin, Aiden Riley Martin and Addison Jane Martin.
Along with her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one son; Joseph Alan Martin; two sisters, Betty Lou Pifer, Joan Marie Cregger and one brother, Frederick Ailor Reed III.

Janet was a member of Woodside United Methodist Church for many years. She was retired from The Montgomery County Public Schools where she had worked for over thirty years helping elementary school children with their math skills. She was a devoted spouse, mother, grandmother and great grandmother and will be dearly missed. 
A private funeral service will be held.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made in her memory to The Pat Summit
Foundation for Alzheimer's research, care and awareness or The American Cancer Society.

David Scott Johnson

David Scott Johnson, 74, of Barnesville, MD, passed on December 28th, 2020, surrounded by his loving family at home. The cause of death was melanoma.

Dave was born in Kensington, MD to the late Pauline Scott Johnson and Edwin Roberts Johnson. He is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Judith Kay Johnson, daughter Abby Catherine Johnson of London, England, and son David Perry Johnson of Washington, DC. 

Dave spent his life as a skilled carpenter and artisan, restoring old homes, structures and log cabins in and around the Barnesville area. His work has touched many homes and buildings in town and stands as a visible reminder of his craftsmanship. 

Dave was a passionate and adventurous world traveler, an avid reader and a history buff. He was also deeply interested in politics and enjoyed political activism throughout his life. He loved spending time at his home in Eastville, Virginia and sailing on the Chesapeake Bay. A bicycling enthusiast, he also spent many hours cycling through the region’s mountains and could be found riding on the C&O Canal until his final months.

Dave spent much of his retirement hard at work on his farm, establishing gardens, planting fruit trees, and landscaping.

In addition to being survived by his wife and children, Dave is survived by his sisters, Elinor Sweeney of Hollywood, MD and Nancy Rattie of Comus, MD, and brother, Edwin Johnson Jr of Clarksburg, MD. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to a food bank of your choice.

Dorothy Anderson Stone

Dorothy Anderson Stone, 97, of Rockville, MD, passed away surrounded by her family on December 30, 2020. 

She was the loving wife of the late Luther E. Stone. 

Born on February 17, 1923, she was the daughter of the late Irvin C. and Bessie F. (Miller) Anderson. 

Dorothy is survived by her three children; Stephen Stone, David Stone, Peggy Deitrick, husband, Ned; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. 

Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers; Ralph Anderson, Robert Anderson and two sisters; Alma Dee Gungoll, Helen Bee McVay. 

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Waukomis Cemetery, 10729 Cleveland Road, Waukomis, OK 73773. 

Arrangements were made by Hilton Funeral Home, 

Dorothy Jones Elgin

Dorothy Jones Elgin, 100, formerly of Poolesville, Maryland, passed away on Sunday, December 1, 2019 at Buckingham’s Choice, Adamstown, Maryland. She was the daughter of the late John A. Jones, Sr. and Mamie Pyles Jones. Dorothy, more often known as Dots, was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Charles W. Elgin, Sr. She is survived by her two children, Charles W. Elgin, Jr. (Donna), and Mary E. Conlon (Tommy). She is also survived by three grandchildren, Thomas C. Conlon, Sr. (Ashley), J. Scott Conlon (Kara), and Jen Shell (David), and nine great-grandchildren, Zach, Charlie, and Addie Shell, Sophia, J.T., Penny, Daphne, Marshall, and Flynn Conlon.
Growing up on a farm in Dickerson, Dots attended Dickerson School, and later graduated from
Poolesville High School in 1937. She became a Registered Nurse, graduating from Union Memorial Nursing School in Baltimore. Dots worked at Poolesville Elementary School as the school secretary for seventeen years. 
Many volunteer jobs and community service activities have been filled by Dots. For 53 years, she
worked as bookkeeper, volunteer, and genealogist for Monocacy Cemetery, with her husband, Charles. Both were historians who documented the history of many homes in the up-county area. Dots spent years creating scrapbooks filled with local history, pictures, and news articles. Dots participated in church work as a member of the Women of St. Peter’s staffing bake sales, rummage sales, homes tours, and sewing circles. Her famous sand tarts filled the tables of the winter bake sales. Teams gathered in her kitchen to bake record breaking numbers of Christmas cookies every year.
Family will be receiving friends on Wednesday, December 4 at Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Road, Barnesville, Maryland 20838 from 5 to 7 p.m. Services will be held at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 20100 Fisher Avenue, Poolesville, Maryland 20837 on Thursday, December 5 at 11 a.m.
Interment will follow at Monocacy Cemetery, 19801 West Hunter Road, Beallsville, Maryland 20839.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Monocacy Cemetery, P.O. Box 81, Beallsville, Maryland
20839, or St. Peter’s Episcopal Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 387, Poolesville, Maryland 20837.

Samuel J. Tibbs

Samuel J. Tibbs, 85, of Boyds, MD, died on December 2, 2019.

He was the husband of the late Christine Tibbs.

Born on April 16, 1934 in Nebo Smyth County, VA, he was the son of the late James Cleveland and Flora (Atwell) Tibbs.

Sam served his country in the United States Army. He was a dedicated employee to Acker & Son’s for 48 years and was an avid hunter and fisherman.  

Surviving is one brother, Curtis C. Campbell; numerous nieces and nephews, and his special “buddy”, Courtney Scheetz.

Sam was preceded in death by six sisters, Myrtle, Glaytha, Zenola, Lula, Thelma, Alda and six brothers, James, Claude, Newton, Stanley, Joseph and Arnold.

The family will be receiving friends on Sunday December 8 from 6-8 PM at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd. (Rt. 109), Barnesville, MD (, where funeral services will be held on Monday, December 9, at 11 AM.

Interment will follow in Resthaven Memorial Gardens, Frederick, MD.

Laszlo K. Urban

Laszlo K. Urban, 88, of Poolesville, MD passed away on December 6, 2019.  He moved to the area 3 years ago after living in Chevy Chase, MD for over 40 years.

Laszlo was the loving husband of Joan Barth Urban.

He was born on June 13, 1931, in Budapest, Hungary.  He survived bombings during WWII and eventually immigrated here in 1959.

Laszlo was a research associate at MIT before becoming a part-time professor of International Relations at the Catholic University of America teaching international politics at the Pentagon.

Along with his wife, he is survived by his daughter Rebecca Grayson and one grandchild Dominic Grayson.

To honor his wishes there will be no services. In lieu of flowers the family asks donations be made to the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Frederick, 4880 Elmer Derr Rd, Frederick, MD 21703.

Patricia “Patty” Ann Hardekopf

Patricia “Patty” Ann Hardekopf, 63, of Gaithersburg, Maryland, passed away on
Tuesday, December 10, 2019.  She is the loving wife of Eugene Hardekopf. Patty was
born on March 18, 1956 in Hagerstown, Maryland to William and Marie Kamachaitis.

Those who had the pleasure of knowing Patty may remember her best for her love of
time with those who were special to her; enjoying fun, fine food and laughter. She had
an affinity for gardening and treasured time caring for plants and flowers. She was hard
worker and spent the earlier part of her career in program management proceeded by a
second career in catering. She was a accomplished chef, specializing in Julia Child’s
French cooking.

Patty was preceded in death by her nephew Samuel Moore, mother, Marie Kamachaitis.
She is survived by her husband Eugene “Gene” Hardekopf, her siblings Marie
Vandermolen, David Kamachaitis, Karen Kamachaitis, Nancy Walker, Carol Moore and
Sue DeSantis; nephews John Vandermolen, Jason Kamachaitis, Matthew Kamachaitis,
Paul Kamachaitis; nieces Laura Simpson, Jessie Kamachaitis, Carly Moore, Lindsay Bull;
great nephews Elijah Vandermolen, Damian Kamachaitis; great nieces Victoria Bittner,
Sahara Kamachaitis, Athena Kamachaitis and Isla Moore.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, January 2nd, 2020, 10:30 am at St. Mary’s
Catholic Church & Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima, 18230 Barnesville Rd, Barnesville, MD
20838. A luncheon will be held following the service at the church hall.

Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at

Mary Katherine Cowdery

Mary Katherine Cowdery, 89, of Boyds, MD, passed away on Friday, December 27, 2019. A lifelong resident of Montgomery County, Maryland, she was born on December 13, 1930 in Darnestown, MD.

Mary Katherine was the loving wife to the late William Everett Cowdery, and the daughter to the late Charles Loring Lowery and Mary Katherine Ricketts.

She was a strong courageous mother and a wonderful caring grandmother/ great grandmother.  She enjoyed gardening, traveling and hosting family events.

She was the mother to four daughters; Sally Fink (Randy) of Ijamsville, MD, Wanda Cole (Ed) of Ocean View, DE, Mary Clinedinst (David) of Adamstown, MD and Terrie May (Dale) of Boyds, MD.; 7 grandchildren; Kasey Channell, Kelli Fink, Kimberly Day, Brooke Clinedinst, Brittany Clinedinst, Michaila Webb, and Sabrina May; 3 Great Grandchildren; Kaylee Carder, Drew Channell and Brody Channell and one sister, Pearl May (Sally) Roberts, of Mt. Airy, MD.
The family will receive friends from 10-11 a.m. on Friday, January 3, 2020 at Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd, Barnesville, MD 20838, where a Funeral Service will follow at 11:00.  Interment will be at Darnestown Presbyterian Church Cemetery, 15120 Turkey Foot Rd, Gaithersburg, MD 20878.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Darnestown Presbyterian Church Building Fund.