Harry Leo Ganjian

Harry Leo Ganjian, 86, of Poolesville, MD died on July 9, 2017.  Born on January 20, 1931 in New York City, NY. He was the loving husband to Dolores Ganjian.  Also, surviving are his two children:  Brian Ganjian of Germantown, MD and Elizabeth Petersen (Gregory) of Jacksonville, FL and one grandchild, Rory Petersen.  Harry was the son of the late Peter and Nectar Ganjian. 

Harry was a member of the Knights of Columbus 6901, where he was a past Grand Knight and a member of the Holy Name Society.  

Family will be receiving friends on Friday, July 14th from 6–8 PM at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 18230 Barnesville Rd, Barnesville, MD 20838 where a Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, July 15th at 10 AM.  Interment will follow in the church cemetery. 

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Vernon Neil Parker
1974-2021

Vernon Neil Parker, 46, of Dickerson, MD, passed away on July 5, 2021 at home.

He was the loving husband to Dawn Parker.

Born on September 15, 1974 in Alaska, he was the son to Pamela Rowe and step-father Terry Walker.

Along with his wife, mother and step-father, Vern is survived by his children; Thomas, Vernon, Jr., Taylor, Dale, Rachel, Jayla, Brittney, Allie, three sisters; Teriann Walker, Spring Parker, Jessica Parker, eight grandchildren; Riley, John, Kyle, Kylie, Christian, Bryson, Braylee, Caydence and one niece; Aria.

The family will be receiving friends at Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Road, Barnesville, MD, on Tuesday, July 13th from 11:00-1:00 PM, with a memorial service to begin around noon.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to the gofundme memorial page that has been created to help the family with funeral costs. 

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April Lynn Parker
1973-2021

April Lynn Parker, 47, of Frederick, MD, passed away on July 6, 2021.She was the loving wife and best friend to Tony Parker.Born on December 9, 1973 in Maryland, she was the daughter of the late Robert Eugene and Patricia Lane Yokley.Along with her husband and mother, April is survived by her brother; Robert Yokley, her sister; Laura Etchison, one step-daughter; Stephanie Burch and one grandchild; Alyssia Burch.She was preceded in death by one sister-in-law; Shelly Yokley and one brother-in-law; Sean Etchison.April loved to travel to the beach, watch lifetime movies and reality TV and always held a special place for animals, especially her cats. April was full of life and a true angel.The family will be receiving friends on Wednesday, July 14, 2021 from 10:00AM-11:00AM at Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Road, Barnesville, MD 20838, where a service will follow at 11:00AM. Graveside service will be held immediately after at Boyds Presbyterian Church Cemetery, 19901 White Ground Rd, Boyds, MD 20841.In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or the Frederick County Humane Society.

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Barbara Jean Eldridge
1947-2021

Barbara Jean Eldridge (née Nacnodovitz), was born in Englewood Cliffs, NJ on August 30, 1947 into a boisterous extended Polish-American family (including parents Jean and Walter Nacnodovitz and brother Walter Jr.). Growing up in multicultural North Bergen, NJ, she enjoyed sports, made easy friends with people from diverse backgrounds, and was the first to graduate from college in her family - working her way through undergraduate (Jersey City State College) and graduate (New York University) degrees while holding down jobs, taking care of her family, and commuting by bus. 

A proud baby boomer with a keen sense of fairness, Barbara Jean earnestly participated in the socio-cultural movements of the 1960s and 70s: against the war in Vietnam and in support of civil rights and gender equality. In later years she spoke out in support of LGBTQ+ rights and systemic racism - she always felt drawn to defend those abused, disenfranchised, or exploited by others and inspired her two children to pursue careers in social work and international development. 

She worked at the United Nations before going into a long career as a college advisor for Vietnam veterans at Jersey City State College. An adventurous and fearless traveler, Barbara Jean met her match, Robert Fales Eldridge, in 1984 while traveling in Peru. Not long thereafter, the two married and moved together to Montgomery County, MD, eventually settling in bucolic Boyds, MD. 

Barbara Jean often said that she was born to be a mother and accordingly devoted her heart and her mind to her children, Sara Jean, and Matthew Robert. She encouraged their interests, challenged them to reach far, and showed unconditional and unfailing love and support. She gave the best hugs, the warmest smiles, and always knew the right thing to say. While a practicing Catholic herself, she was not afraid to critique the church and encouraged her children to follow their own hearts on faith. 

An avid reader who could go through several books a day, she was passionately interested in history (particularly the Civil War and British royalty) and murder mysteries. She had a remarkable knack for striking up conversations with anyone she met, always stood up for herself and others, and cooked an impressive Polish feast every Christmas. 

She had an enviable flair for dramatism and silliness - imbuing the home with a joyful and dynamic spirit - and enjoyed visiting national parks, Civil War battlefields, scenic wineries, historic bed and breakfasts, and, above all else, the coast, particularly the rocky, windswept shores of Maine and Nova Scotia. 

She passed away on July 9, 2021 and was survived by her husband and children.

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Marsha Ella Souder
1937-2021

Marsha Ella Souder, 84, of Lusby, MD, passed away on July 16, 2021.
She was the loving wife to the late James W. Souder.
Born on April 1, 1937 in Washington, D.C., she was the daughter of the late Stuart Southworth and Mildred Carolina (Kalns) Bennett.

Marsha is survived by her two sons; James “Jamie” B. Souder of Bethesda, MD, Craig W. Souder, wife, Trish, of Poolesville, MD and two grandchildren; Benjamin of New York City and Megan of Poolesville.
She was preceded in death by her two sisters; Joan Carolina Long and Audrey Bennett Hink.
Marsha will be laid to rest with her husband at Arlington National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to Alzheimer's Association.

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Mary Jane Harris Charuhas
1924-2021

Mary Jane Harris Charuhas, 97, most recently of Life in the Country of Brunswick MD, passed away Saturday, July 17, 2021. She was the wife of the late Charles J. Charuhas for 59 years.

Born January 12, 1924, in Rochester NY, Mary was the daughter of Joseph S. and Rose Alma Blaine Harris.

Mary attended school at McKinley Tech in Washington DC. She trained and worked as a hairstylist at her own salon in DC prior to moving to Willets Salon in Silver Spring, MD. During WW2, Mary worked for the War Department as a General’s secretary. She spent much of her free time golfing well into her 70’s with Honey, Elaine, and Janet at the UMD golf course. Mary enjoyed team bowling and traveled extensively with her brother, Billy. She also loved vacationing at the beach with her sister, Millie and family. Mary spent many Saturdays hunting yard sales and antique shops with Honey and Muggs, her reliable navigator.

Mary is survived by three children; Rosemary and Mike Alexander of Mount Airy, MD, Joseph and Diane Charuhas of Montgomery Village, MD, and James and Laura Charuhas of Frederick, MD; seven grandchildren, Muggs and Kory (Danielle) Alexander, Tara and Tyler (Julie) Charuhas, and Mary (Will Potter), Brendan, and Georgia Charuhas; great grandchildren, Addison, Cora, Maren, and Luiza. Mary was always close to cherished nieces, Joan Sullivan and Donna Xander.

Mary was predeceased by sister Millie Xander and brother Joseph “Billy” Harris.

The family would like to thank Michelle and Megan of Hospice of Frederick County as well as the staff at Life In The Country of Brunswick, MD for their excellent care and compassion.

Viewing will be at 10 am, Thursday July 22, 2021 followed by a funeral mass at 11 am at St, John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 118 East 2nd Street, Frederick, MD 21701. A light lunch will be served at the church following interment at Mount Olivet Cemetery.

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Patricia Jane Offutt Smallwood
1946-2021

Patricia “Patsy” Jane Offutt Smallwood, 75, of Dickerson, MD, passed away on July 30, 2021.

Born on May 12, 1946 in Washington, D.C., she was the daughter of the late Charles Elmore and Elsie Catherine (Lusher) Offutt.

Patsy is survived by her three sons; Christopher Smallwood, wife, Jennifer, Michael Smallwood, John Smallwood, wife, Lesly and two granddaughters; Jane and Lucy Smallwood.

Patsy grew up on her family's farm in Potomac. She attended Holton Arms School. Growing up she began her love and passion for animals. She grew up showing and competing her horses. Her passion and love for animals continued throughout her life. Her love for horses was always known by talking to her, and everyone got to know her "Grand Horse." She would always share with everyone she met pictures of her Grandchildren and her "Grand Horse" everywhere she went with a smile. She was very proud of the accomplishments of her three boys and expressed that to everyone that came into her life.

Patsy was a member of the Garden Club and the Montgomery County 4-H.

The family will be receiving friends on August 4th from 10:00-11:00 AM at Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Road, Barnesville, MD. A funeral service is to begin at 11:00 AM with a graveside to follow at Monocacy Cemetery, 19801 W Hunter Rd, Beallsville, MD 20839.   

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Robert Lee Burdette, Sr.
1935-2021

Robert Lee Burdette, Sr., 86, of Dickerson, MD, passed away peacefully on July 31, 2021 while watching old westerns in his country clubhouse on the farm.

 

He was born on March 12, 1935 in Boyds, MD, and was the son to the late Orin Foster, Sr., and Margaret (Redmond) Burdette.  He was a loving husband to Sharon Burdette. A caring Dad to ten children and Pappy to 23 grandchildren and several great grandchildren and he was known as Bob to his friends.

 

Bob held many jobs over the years including Montgomery County Road Department Supervisor & Worker, Beekeeper, Newspaper delivery, Pig Roaster, Hydroseeding, Fireman, Bartender, and Bulldozer driver.  But he really found his passion in farming.  He loved spending time on the farm, working the fields and tending to the animals.  He never told us how to live, he just showed us.   He worked from dusk till dawn and his hands were always calloused and tough from the day’s work.  He would greet everyone with his mischievous grin and the twinkle in his eye looking as though he was up to something.  He enjoyed working with his children and grandchildren on the farm, bailing hay, going to farm sales, and helping each other work on equipment.  He especially enjoyed his chauffeured rides with Cory.  He always made time to visit with his friends and family.  Many also stopped by to visit him at “The Country Clubhouse” on the farm. 

 

Along with his wife Sharon, Bob was survived by his children; Donna Lee Kennedy, Connie Webb, Anna Parks Onsted, Sherry Randles, Bruce Savage, Leroy Savage, Kevin Savage, Nicole Jones, Kathleen Savage, two sisters; Bertha Poole, Linda Roberts, two brothers; Donald and Darby Burdette, 23 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren

 

Robert was preceded in death by one son; Robert Lee Burdette, Jr. and three brothers; Jim, John, and Elvin Burdette. 

 

The family will be receiving friends at Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Road, Barnesville, MD, on Thursday, August 5th from 10:00 AM-Noon, with a funeral service to begin at noon. Interment will follow at Monocacy Cemetery, 19801 W. Hunter Road, Beallsville, MD. 

 

If you prefer a donation in lieu of flowers the family asks that they be made in his memory to Farmaid.org  

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Davis Michael Richardson

Davis Michael Richardson, of Boyds, MD, passed away on July 8 after a brief but
valiant fight with melanoma. Davis was the founder and owner of Sugarplum Tent
Company, a leading special events company in the Washington, DC, metro area
since 1990.


Davis established Sugarplum Tent Company in Montgomery County, MD, with his
wife Barbi. The company quickly earned a reputation for excellence, attention to
detail, elegance, and personal service. The company has been recognized as an
industry leader by international special events organizations. Davis demonstrated
his talents combining artistic creativity, professionalism, and his business
management acumen to make each event memorable and worry-free for clients
and their families and friends.


Born in Auburn, Maine, in 1949, Davis attended Edward Little High School where
he was an outstanding athlete. He was accepted into the United States Military
Academy at West Point, where he graduated in 1973 with an engineering degree.
While at West Point, he distinguished himself as an outstanding cross-country
skier and ski jumper on the Nordic Ski Team, Biathlon and Track teams, earning
three West Point athletics letters for his NCAA competitions.


Davis started his military career in the Infantry. After Airborne and Ranger
Schools, he served with the 4 th Infantry Division in Ft. Carson, CO, and the 3 rd
Infantry (The Old Guard) in Washington, D.C., where he was assigned to the
Presidential Honor Guard. Fluent in French, Davis was posted to the Office of the
Army Attaché at the US Embassy in Paris, where he and Barbi lived for two years
and he obtained an M.A. in French through Middlebury College at the Sorbonne.
While there, he served as a personal aide to President Reagan during a state visit.
In 1982, he returned to West Point to teach French in the Department of
Languages.


In 1986, he resigned active duty to move back to Maryland and start his business
and family, but continued serving in the Army Reserves. He completed an MBA at
George Washington University and an MA in Strategic Studies at the US Army War

College. He was called up after 9/11 and completed two mobilization tours in
support of “Operation Enduring Freedom” and “Operation Iraqi Freedom” serving
staffs of the Secretary of Defense, and the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He retired with
the rank of Colonel in 2005.


In addition to managing Sugarplum Tent Co, Davis was active in the community,
serving two terms as a Commissioner on the Maryland National Capitol Park and
Planning Commission (1991-1996). He also served on the board of the Mid-
Atlantic Tent Renter’s Association (MATRA).


An avid boater for the past 12 years, Davis and his wife enjoyed many trips up and
down the Inter-Coastal Waterway and then moved their boat to Venice, FL, where
they were active members of the Venice Yacht Club. Davis was also a 45-year
member of Tranquil Lodge AF & AM of Auburn, Maine.


He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Barbi; their son, Davis Oliver Richardson;
mother, Mary Richardson, of New Gloucester, Maine; brothers, Barry (Deb) of
Auburn, Maine, and Hutchinson Island FL; Brian (Kathleen) of Hopewell, NJ; sister,
Debra of New Gloucester, ME; many nieces and nephews--and countless
friends, devoted Army buddies, colleagues, and many gracious clients.


The motto of Davis’ West Point Class of 1973 is “Proud and Free, ’73.” Though we
feel a loss in our souls by his passing, friends and family are proud to have been
associated with his strong and meaningful life for his brief stay here on earth.


A private interment is planned. Contributions in Davis’ name can be made to the
New Gloucester (Maine) Public Library, 379 Intervale Rd, New Gloucester, Maine
04260.

Jack Joseph Lepine

Jack Joseph Lepine, 93, of Barnesville, MD passed away on July 13, 2020. 

Jack was the loving husband to Juanita Miller Lepine and a loving father to their four children. Born on May 30, 1927, in Newton, MA, he was the son of the late Frederick and Parmelia Lepine.

Along with his wife, he is survived by their three children, Mark S. Lepine of Middletown, MD,Cathy S. Lepine of Middletown, MD, Paul A. Lepine of Barnesville, MD; six grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.

Jack was preceded in death by one son, Jack J. Lepine, Jr.Jack proudly served his country as a US Marine from 1945-1947.Services will be private.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Jack’s memory to Hospice of Frederick, 516 Trail Ave, Frederick, MD 21702.

Richard Lee Donato II

Richard Lee Donato II, 46, passed away suddenly on July 9, 2020. 

Born on March 6, 1974 in Ohio to Richard Lee Donato, I and Bonnie R. Henry-Cohen. 

Richard loved his family and lived his life to the fullest. He was a master mechanic and enjoyed restoring muscle cars with his sons. Richard loved to ride his Harley Davidson, watch Nascar, and of course watching their favorite football team the Pittsburgh Steelers! Richard adored his daughter and his wife. 

Richard leaves behind a loving family, his wife Gail Donato, daughter Juliana Donato, twin sons, Richard Donato and Charles Donato. 

Richard was a big personality who never knew a stranger. He will be missed by all!

Services will be private. 

In lieu of flowers, the family is asking to make a donation to the American Heart Association.

Nancy Moseley Daughtry

Nancy Moseley Daughtry, loving wife and mother of three, passed away at the age of 79 after a lengthy and incredibly hard-fought battle with ovarian cancer. She was the daughter of Lillian Bullard Moseley and Alvin Raffield Moseley of Laurinburg, NC.

 

She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Col. (Ret.) Ben P. Daughtry; two daughters, Beth Norton (John) & Cathy Kogler (Tim); and son, Bryan Daughtry.   She is also survived by six grandchildren: Evelyn & Joanna Norton (Joseph Williams), Emily & Katie Kogler, and Brooke & Ben Daughtry, II. In addition, she is survived by an extensive family including nieces, nephews, in-laws, and cousins. She was pre-deceased by her grandsons Nicholas and Christopher Kogler, as well as her parents and sister Anne Moseley Hardaway.

 

Nancy attended Peace College in Raleigh, NC graduating with an AA degree; New York State University at the Plattsburg, NY campus; and the Inter American University in San German, Puerto Rico graduating with a B.S. in Education with Summa Cum Laude honors.  In addition, she completed a Master Equivalence Program with Honors through a Montgomery County Public Schools-sponsored program.

 

She married the love of her life, Ben, in 1961 and they began their great life journey together. For 24 years they were an Air Force military family, which often involved moving and starting over and she holds claim to having set up a total of 15 homes! They settled in Maryland in 1974 where she became a vital part of the community and her church.  Nancy was truly a “people person”, someone who never met a stranger.  She was the ‘pied piper” of friendship, always meeting new people and collecting new friends along the way, including making everyone she met feel important. As an extremely extroverted person with a God-given gift of hospitality, she was known for bringing people together for spontaneous gatherings and for hosting friends and strangers who were “coming into town”. Many years ago she claimed Flag Day as “her“ holiday and would throw an elaborate party with a parade for old and young alike as well as lots of patriotic songs!

 

Nancy loved animals, especially dogs and horses, and shared this passion with her family. She enjoyed riding and watching her children develop a love for their own animals throughout their lives. She had great compassion for the elder dog population and adopted several dogs later in their lives when most people would overlook them as too old. She loved gardening, especially flowers, and her wild birds that came throughout the year brought her great joy. She loved to “porch-sit” with friends and family or just in reflection with the Lord. Her ability to “whistle” her children home at the end of a day was a famous skill long before the days of cell phones. She was adventurous and truly lived every day of her life and taught us all not to take the gift of another day for granted. She was a great motivator, encourager and supported her friends and family in the pursuit of their dreams by teaching us to never settle for less than we can be and to make the world a better place.

 

Nancy was a career educator, and everyone wanted to have her as their teacher! She had a talent for captivating and engaging children, making learning fun and exciting. She taught for 33 years, the majority of which were spent at Travilah Elementary School in North Potomac, MD. She also taught for 3 years at Poolesville Elementary School. She retired from teaching in 1999, but continued to substitute teach for an additional 10 years. In addition, Nancy spent numerous years leading and inspiring children in their faith journey at Darnestown Presbyterian Church. One of her great joys was running into her “children” as they grew into adulthood and how she had influenced their life through her gift of teaching.

 

She left us these words, “Thank you for being the BEST family and for such supportive and amazing friends. I hope you’ll be reminded of me when you see happy children, dogs and horses, gardens and porches and an iced beverage in a tall glass. I have no doubt I’ll see you all again.”

 

 

Due to COVID19 a private graveside service is planned at the Darnestown Presbyterian Church (DPC) Cemetery where she had been an active church member and leader for 46+ years.  The service will be led by the DPC Senior Pastor Rev. Neill Morgan.  When the COVID19 situation allows for safe public gatherings, a memorial and celebration of life service will be planned at the DPC newly renovated and expanded sanctuary.  To be notified of this event, please provide your contact information to the following email address: celebratingnancyd@gmail.com. 

 

The family has requested, in lieu of flowers, a memorial contribution be made to the Darnestown Presbyterian Church for the DPC Building Fund (please note on memo line), mailed to Darnestown Presbyterian Church, P.O. 3070, Gaithersburg, MD 20885.

All arrangements are being managed by Hilton’s Funeral Home, Barnesville, MD 20838.

Regina Clements Payne

Regina Clements Payne, born May 31, 1939, passed on to her eternal home on July 21, 2020. She was the devoted wife of Joseph Sanford Payne for 63 years.

She is survived by her two children; Joseph Sanford Payne Jr. and wife Doris and Patricia Payne Whitacre and husband Kenneth. She had three grandchildren, Joseph Sanford Payne III, Natosha Payne, Alexandra Lynn Whitacre and one step-grandchild Elizabeth Hawkes. Two of her five brothers remain; William H. Clements and Thomas G. Clements and wife Diane. She was known as the Matriarch of her family consisting of numerous nieces and nephews.

Known by family and friends as “Sis,” she was celebrated for her exemplary warmth and welcoming personality and with acceptance of all who were fortunate enough to be graced by her presence.  She will be greatly missed!

Helen Wynne Stuart Amick

Helen Wynne Stuart Amick, loving wife, mother and grandmother passed away peacefully on
July 24, 2020, at Ingleside King Farm in Rockville, MD. She is survived by her brother, Robert
Bruce Stuart, and his wife Roberta Wilson Stuart; and her only son, William Stuart Amick, and
his family: wife Cheryl O’Connor Amick and their children Madelyn Shaw and Meredith Ellen
Amick. She was predeceased by her husband, Patrick James Amick, and sister, Carolyn Jeanne
Stuart.


Wynne was born in Leonia, NJ, on October 3, 1940 and grew up in Manhasset, NY, with her
brother Bob and their parents, John William Stuart and Helen Dorothy Stuart. She had fond
memories of her childhood growing up with devoted parents who taught their children the
importance of education and hard work while enjoying an active social life. Wynne’s mom, in
particular, loved to throw a party. Upon graduating from Manhasset High School in 1959,
Wynne headed off to Dickinson College, where her parents had met while both attending the
college some 30 years earlier. Wynne took full advantage of the college experience, including
travelling through Europe during a year studying in Switzerland, and graduated with a Bachelor
of Arts degree in Sociology with a French minor. While considering how to apply this particular
skill set in an employment context, Wynne took the National Security Agency (NSA) aptitude
test on somewhat of a lark. Her shrewd puzzle-solving skills and intelligence combined with her
French language acumen was a perfect match for the NSA. During her more than six years at
the agency, she loved the challenges of her work, supporting the United States’ interests
around the globe and occasionally gaining top security clearance. While she enjoyed the work,
it was her encounter with a particular US Army Intelligence Private, Pat Amick, that caught her
attention and changed the course of her life. Wynne and Pat married in January 1969 and
shortly afterward relocated to Hanover, NH, where Pat completed his MBA at the Tuck School
of Business at Dartmouth College and where her son William was born. From there Wynne, Pat,
and William had the opportunity to live in Detroit, MI, and then Chicago, IL, before setting sail
for Singapore, where they lived for a year. Upon their return to the US, they settled in Yardley,
PA, a short drive from her parents’ farm in Lumberville, PA, in the spring of 1977.


While in Yardley and later Washington Crossing, PA, Wynne made a wide array of friends and
greatly enjoyed raising her son, William. Unfortunately, tragedy struck the family in 1980 when
Pat was involved in a serious train accident while commuting home from New York City. Wynne
was by his side throughout a lengthy hospitalization and extended recovery, ensuring he
received the care he needed and providing all the support possible. She redoubled her care for
her husband as he underwent quintuple bypass surgery in 1995 and then battled pancreatic
cancer, which ultimately took his life in 2000.


Wynne continued to live in Washington Crossing, PA, for another 12 years, before moving to
Darnestown, MD, to be closer to her son and his family. Although her capacity to retain short-
term memories faded, in many ways she was still the same Wynne: quick with a laugh, capable
of answering Jeopardy questions correctly, and most importantly, sharing her steadfast love
with her son, daughter-in-law, and grandchildren.

Wynne learned many values from her parents, including the importance of giving back to the
community. She took this responsibility to heart and over the years, worked with her brother to
establish the J. William and Helen Stuart Foundation, where she focused on organizations to
further access to the arts and education. She established many philanthropic relationships,
including those with the Kimmel Center, The Curtis Institute of Music, The Philadelphia
Museum of Art, Darnestown Presbyterian Church, the Barnesville School, and most
significantly, Dickinson College. She also maintained trustee positions at both the Kimmel
Center and Dickinson College for many years, which she enjoyed greatly. Beyond these formal
relationships, Wynne regularly extended her generosity, including supporting the education of
her extended family. Through her kindness and compassion, Wynne made a real and lasting
impact on those around her. May we all follow her example and find ways to give back to our
communities.


Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, a small private memorial service will be held at the
Darnestown Presbyterian Church at a date to be determined. In lieu of flowers, the family asks
that contributions be made to Wynne’s beloved alma matter, Dickinson College, at
https://our.dickinson.edu/gift. 

Edward W. Maxwell, Jr.

Edward W. Maxwell, Jr., 99, of Poolesville and Brookeville, MD passed away on July 29, 2020.

Edward was the loving husband to Sonia Jakowlew Maxwell.

Born on October 8, 1920, in Comus, Maryland, he was the son of the late Edward Wesley, Sr. and Lois Maxwell.

Edward served as a Lieutenant Colonel in the Air Force during World War II.  He was a member of the Rotary Club of Rockville.  He loved antiques, red roses and growing tomatoes. 

Along with his wife of 31 years, he is survived by his daughter Lynne McVeigh (Michael) of Sun City, AZ; one grandchild, Patrick McVeigh and one great grandson, Maxwell McVeigh.

Family will receive friends on Thursday, August 6th from 10-11 AM at Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Road, Barnesville, MD 20838, where funeral services will be celebrated at 11 AM following the visitation.

Interment to follow at Clustered Spires Cemetery, 400 Linden Ave, Frederick, MD 21703.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Rockville Meals on Wheels, P.O. Box 465, Rockville, MD 20848.

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Ann McManus-Rice

Ann McManus-Rice, 72, of Germantown, MD, passed away on July 3, 2019.

She was born on November 28, 1946, in Brooklyn, New York. She was the loving daughter of the late Aloysius P. and Mary (Fitzgibbon) McManus.

Graduate of St. Agnes Seminary in Brooklyn, NY. She obtained her X-ray Technician license from St. Mary’s Hospital and also a business certificate from Catherine Gibbs School of Business.

Ann was employed by Montgomery County Government for 23 years.  She professionally and caringly provided health assistance to the children of Montgomery County Public Schools as a Health Room Technician.

Ann was an active member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Barnesville, MD for 46 years.  She was a member of the Sodality and enjoyed working many a Church Dinner.

Ann’s greatest joys were the time she spent with her children and grandchildren.  She shared her love for reading and storytelling. She was dedicated to their health and happiness from the moment they were born and throughout their lives.  Her memory lives through her three children, Ann Rice Schofield (Joseph), James, and Brendan (Carey); three siblings, Mary McManus, Elizabeth Smith (Eugene), and John McManus (Grace).

She was the loving grandmother to grandchildren, Aaron Cantler (Kristie), Ashley Rice, Sean Rice-Schofield, Everly Rice and one great grandchild Isabella Rice.

She was preceded in death by grandchildren Reed Cantler and Sophia Rice.

Family will be receiving friends at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 18230 Barnesville, MD 20838 from 9:30-11:00 AM, on July 5, 2019.   Mass of the Resurrection at 11:00 AM followed by Interment at St. Mary’s Cemetery.

At family request in lieu of flowers donations be made to Casey House Hospice at: https://www.montgomeryhospice.org

Ann was an extraordinarily strong and compassionate woman with a keen sense of humor and will never be forgotten.

Daniel Stanley Piasecki

Daniel Stanley Piasecki, 85, of Frederick, MD passed away on July 17, 2019.

Daniel was the loving husband to Mildred (Biddie) E. Piasecki.

Born on December 20, 1933 in Nanicoke, PA, he was the son of the late John and Jean Piasecki. Along with his wife, he is survived by one son, Dan B. Piasecki and wife, Veronica of Adamstown, MD; one brother, Jack Piasecki and wife, Joyce of NY; one sister, Pat Osisek  and husband, Tom of PA; one granddaughter, Alexis Piasecki of Adamstown, MD; one sister-in-law, Jennifer Haeberle and husband, Henry of Damascus, MD.

 Graveside service will be held on Monday, July 22, 2019 at Mount Olivet Cemetery, 515 S Market St, Frederick, MD 21701.     

William Lowe Bladen Jr.

William Lowe Bladen Jr., 57, of Brunswick passed away early Sunday morning, July 21st. Billy was a beloved son, husband, father, brother and friend. 

Billy was born in Bethesda, Maryland on March 25, 1962 to William Lowe Bladen Sr. and Jill Joann Bladen. 

He is survived by his wife of many years, Donna Bladen, daughters; Donna Marie Bladen and Dargan Hope Bladen, brother; Kevin Bladen and wife Teri Bladen along with their son Bruce Reed and sister; Jenifer Bladen.

Billy spent much of his life doing tree work and also  had a passion for carpentry. Most of all, Billy loved spending time with his family and friends. He is extremely loved and missed. 

The family will be receiving friends on Wednesday, July 31st, 2019 from 6-8pm at Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd. (Rt. 109), Barnesville Maryland, 20838. 

In lieu of flowers, the family is respectfully requesting donations for Billy’s teenage daughter, Dargan. 

Tyler M. Gergler

Tyler M. Gergler, 18, of Clarksburg, MD, passed away suddenly on July 26, 2019. Born on
September 13, 2000, in Bethesda, MD, he was the beloved son of Raynu Clark, step-father Scott
Coche’ of Clarksburg and Jason R. Gergler, step-mother Amy L. Gergler of Ijamsville. 
Surviving besides his parents is one sister, Amanda K. Gergler; three brothers, Jason R. Gergler,
Jr., Grayson D. Gergler, Griffin L. Gergler; step-sister Kiana L. Coche’; step-brother Jevon A.
Coche’; his paternal grandparents, George E. Johnson and Erica A. Gergler and maternal
grandparents, Michael G. and Muntana Clark. Also surviving is his girlfriend, Skylar Diaz, as
well as numerous extended aunts, uncles and cousins. 
Tyler graduated from Clarksburg High School in June and was a stellar athlete, playing football
and track and field for Clarksburg High School and the Firebirds Track Club. He also served in
the Naval Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (NJROTC) at Seneca Valley High School. 
 Tyler excelled in photography and horticultural science. He loved the outdoors, his dogs and
traveling, specifically his trips to Thailand to visit his grandparents. Tyler was full of life and
always looking for ways to make those around him laugh. He will be deeply missed by his
family, friends and all who knew him.
Additionally, Tyler was looking forward to following his families’ long lineage of service in the
US Marine Corps. He was enlisted in the US Marine Corps Delayed Entry Program and
scheduled to begin basic training in October to specialize in the Intelligence Field. 

Family will be receiving friends on Friday, August 2nd from 5pm-8pm at Cedarbrook
Community Church, 23700 Stringtown Road, Clarksburg, MD 20871. Funeral Services will be
private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to MD SPCA or National Park Foundation in
Tyler’s memory.

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John Henry Repass, Sr.

John Henry Repass, Sr.  passed away July 9, 2018 surrounded by his family and his wife of 60 years Carolyn Watts Repass.

Born July 19,1937 in Burkes Garden, VA to John Robert Repass & Mary Virginia Atwell Repass, John was one of eleven children.  The family moved to the Poolesville, MD area in the early 50’s where John met the love of his life, Carolyn while attending Poolesville High School.  John excelled as a student and athletically in both Track & Field, Baseball and Basketball.  John continued his passion for sports as he continued playing baseball in the old MD State League then turning to softball, playing into his 50’s for Upper Montgomery FD.  John was a lifelong Redskins fan attending their 1st Super Bowl victory in 1983 at the Rose Bowl. An avid sportsman, John loved hunting, fishing and playing golf with his family.  Golf became his favorite sport and he still played regularly with his friends, “The Walkers” at Holly Hills CC right up to age 79.

In a life dedicated to community service, John became a volunteer member of Upper Montgomery Volunteer Fire Dept. in 1959.  In October, 1966, John became the first “career” firefighter hired by the station, taking the rank of Sergeant.  Rising through the ranks over his 29-year career, John retired as Station Commander in June of 1994.  John stayed on duty as a volunteer at UMCVFD on evenings and weekends throughout his career until rules prohibited “career personnel” from serving at the same station they worked.  Both John & Carolyn are Life Members of Upper Montgomery VFD.  Upon retirement from the fire service, John continued to serve his community through a variety of organizations.  A member of Monocacy Lions Club, John also served as a director of Monocacy Cemetery and gave of his time to WUMCO Help and Hands of Love, always trying to help those less fortunate.

John is survived by his wife Carolyn, sons John H. Repass, Jr. (Matt) his wife Sharon of Berlin, MD and Ronald Shepherd Repass, his wife Elizabeth of Poolesville, MD, his daughter Tina Lynn Repass Barnsley, her husband Tommy of Laytonville, MD and his beloved grandchildren; Megan & Michele Repass, Zachary Petersen & Madison Repass and Emily Sivert, Christine Scully, Laura Barnsley and Victoria Barnsley, as well his great-grandchildren; Daniel, Mackenzie & Sawyer Sivert.  Surviving siblings; William R. Repass wife Shirley, Joseph Edward Repass wife Donna, Betty Repass Allnutt, Barbara Repass Manaia, Sylvia Repass Miller husband George and Gail Repass Pearson along with numerous nieces and nephews. John was preceded in death by sisters, Frances Repass Hubble, Edith Repass Dove, Lettie Blanche Repass and Virginia Irene Repass.

Family will be receiving friends on Friday, July 13 from 5-8 PM at Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd, Barnesville, MD 20838. Funeral Service will be held at 11 AM on Saturday, July 14 at Memorial United Methodist Church, 17821 Elgin Rd, Poolesville, MD 20837. Interment to follow at Monocacy Cemetery, 19801 W Hunter Rd, Beallsville, MD 20839.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in John’s memory to Rockville Nursing Home, 303 Adclare Rd, Rockville, MD 20850 or WUMCO Help 21140 Beallsville Rd, Dickerson, MD 20842 or Upper Montgomery County Volunteer Fire Dept., 19801 Beallsville Rd, Beallsville, MD  20839.

Doris B. Glass

Doris B. Glass, 79, of Poolesville, MD, died on July 16, 2018 at her residence surrounded by her family.

She was the loving wife of Charles Glass.

Born on May 12, 1939, in Poolesville, she was the daughter of the late Marion and Helen (Rutter) Beall.

Doris was a member of the Memorial United Methodist Church and the Upper Montgomery County Ladies Auxiliary where she served for 55 years. She enjoyed working with the auxiliary, crabbing on the eastern shore and spending time with family.

Surviving besides her husband Charlie are two daughters, Sandy Chisholm and husband Jon of Frederick, MD, Lynne Bodmer and husband Tad of Poolesville; one sister, Jean Tetlow of Poolesville; four granddaughters, Kelli Vaughan, Jennifer Karolick and husband Andrew, both of Frederick, Jocelyn Bodmer of Blacksburg, VA, Mollie Bodmer of Manassas, VA; great grandchildren, Aiden and Addison Karolick and several nieces and nephews.

Doris was preceded in death by two brothers, Wilson and John Beall.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, July 18, from 6-8 PM at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd. (Rt. 109), Barnesville, MD.

Funeral services will be held at 11 AM on Thursday, July 19 at the Memorial United Methodist Church, 17821 Elgin Road, Poolesville  20837.

Interment will follow in Monocacy Cemetery, Beallsville, MD.

In lieu of flowers the family suggest donations be made to the UMCVFD Auxiliary, 19801 Beallsville Rd., Beallsville, MD 20839 or Memorial United Methodist Church.

Ingeborg Emma Westfall

Ingeborg Emma Westfall, 73, of Dickerson, MD departed this life on July 16, 2018.

She was born in Frederick, MD on July 17, 1944 to the late Benton B. Westfall and Marguerite Frances.

Ingeborg is survived by her two sisters, Sigrid Lampert (Richard) of Leesburg, VA, Kristin Westfall of Purcellville, VA; two nephews, Stephen Hull (Erin), George Hull (Kyoko); two nieces, Camille Westfall, Maigann Westfall (Petra); two great nieces, Jenna and Grace and three great nephews, Winston, John and Jon A.

She was preceded in death by her brother Jon Westfall.

Ingeborg was blessed by many creative talents and used nature and many other mediums as her canvas.  Her vegetable gardens grew bountiful produce that she used in a wide variety of ways and shared generously with family and friends.  She thoughtfully established lush natural habitats for all wildlife, especially butterflies, bees and birds.

Ingeborg's artistic interests included photography, painting, and watercolor.  Her steady hands and an eye for detail created exquisite marquetry and illustrations using the little known fine art form of scratchboard.  She adored opera and her discerning ear could quickly identify the composer and title of work, no matter how obscure.

An avid reader, Ingeborg had a keen mind for proper grammar and use of the English language.  A talented wordsmith, her writings to friends and family throughout the years are poignant reminders now of how she could capture sentiment in just the right tone and phrase.  She was one of a kind and will be greatly missed not only by her family and friends but by all the creatures whose lives she touched.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to one of the following: The Smithsonian, Days End Farm Horse Rescue, 2nd Chance Wildlife or WETA.

A memorial service will be held August 25, 11 a.m. at Hilton Funeral Home, Barnesville, Maryland.

Mary Ellen Howard

Mary Ellen Howard, 87, of Frederick, MD, died on July 20, 2018 at home. She was the loving wife to the late Francis Reynolds Howard and they were married for 67 years. Born on November 24, 1930, in Washington, DC, Mary was the daughter of the late William J. Cook and Mary Ellen Rhodes. Mary is survived by her six sons, Steve, Craig, Glenn, Cliff, Robert and Richard Howard; one daughter, Kathy Guthmiller, seven grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Inurnment in Arlington National Cemetery will take place at a later date.

Brian Richard Carnahan

Brian Richard Carnahan, 51, of Poolesville, MD passed away on July 24, 2018.

Brian was the loving husband to Cathy Carnahan.

Born on August 4, 1966, in Washington, DC, he was the son of Richard and Louise Carnahan. Along with his wife and parents, he is survived by his daughter Kelsey Carnahan. Brian was  preceded in death by his son, Dale Carnahan and a brother, Eric Carnahan.

Family will receive friends on Sunday, July 29 from 5-8 PM at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 18230 Barnesville Rd, Barnesville, MD 20838, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 AM on Monday, July 30. Interment to follow at Monocacy Cemetery, 19801 W Hunter Rd, Beallsville, MD 20839.   Following the interment a reception will follow at St. Mary’s pavilion.

In lieu of flowers the family asks donations be made to PAA, Attn: Jim Brown, 19421 Fisher Ave, Poolesville, MD 20837.

Vivian Neal

Vivian Neal of Dickerson MD passed away July 28,2018. She was born in Livingston, MT and was the daughter of George & Pearl (Williams) Crabtree.

She was predeceased by her husband of 70 years,Cliff in 2008; her son Dr. Jack (Bette) Neal of Seattle WA in 2014; and her son Jeffrey (Leighanne) Neal of Poolesville MD in 2000. She is survived by her son Jerry (Suzanne) Neal of Dickerson, MD; her daughter Dr. Janet (Brian) Maus of Clinton MD; and a sister, Veda Richardson of Albany OR, as well as numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Vivian was married to Cliff in 1938 in Livingston Montana and had their first two children,Jack

& Janet, before moving to Harrisburg PA. where their son Jeff was born. They moved from Harrisburg to a small farm in Silver Spring MD in 1953 and their son Jerry was born. Moving to Dickerson in 1971,they began raising peaches & Arabian horses and became active in the local community.

Upon moving to Maryland Vivian was a member of the Baptist church; singing in the choir as well as participating in numerous church activities.  Moving to Dickerson,she was actively involved in The Monocacy Garden Club; The Bridge Club;The Sugarloaf Riding Club;The Book Club and The Rural Women's Republican Club. As part of these activities, she and Cliff actively entertained many friends and family.

Vivian was an avid reader and always had her Bible,the Newspaper & something on the Best Seller List right by her chair. Psalm 121was one of her favorites. She loved to cook & her cherry pie was renowned in the neighborhood and with her family! She regularly exercised with her friends at the local fitness club well into her 80's. In 1983, she was instrumental in opening the family owned & operated Sugarloaf Pet Gardens located on the family farm in Dickerson.

She and Cliff travelled all over the world during their long marriage.

Vivian was blessed with a long life full of moments and achievements that brought her great joy

& enriched her soul. She counted family among her greatest accomplishments & blessed each of us with lovingkindness & care throughout her long life. She was a gentle, sweet soul well loved by all - but she had a backbone of steel! She is sorely missed & fondly remembered.

A Memorial Service will be held at the Barnesville Baptist Church on Saturday,August 18,2018

 at 11:00 AM. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Barnesville Baptist Church or Montgomery Hospice.

Mary Ann Reid

Mary Ann Reid passed away Monday, July 30, 2018 in Holly Springs, North Carolina. Mary was born on July 13, 1929 to George and Sophie (Groholska) Halka in Kingston, Pennsylvania. After graduating from Kingston High School, Mary moved to Washington, D.C. to work for the Department of Commerce. While attending a wedding in DC she met Edwin Howard Reid whom she married April 19, 1952.

Mary was a woman of integrity, faith, and commitment, who loved her family and devoted her life to raising her eight children, whom she took great pride in. The hallmarks of her life, beside her children, were her devotion and love of her husband and the Catholic Church. In life, Mary and Howie were inseparable and now, once again, are joined together. Her beloved husband predeceased her on May 31, 2018.

She is survived by her children, Marjorie Hallowell (Bruce) of Jefferson, ME, Paul Reid (Susan) of Stafford, VA, Virginia Dixon (Lee) of Holly Springs, NC, Ann Marie Minnigan (Thomas) of Setauket, NY, Thomas Reid (Karen) Waldorf, MD, Gerard Reid (Karen) of Huntersville, NC, Patricia Rodier (Paul) Setauket, NY, and Edwin Reid (Stephanie) of Huntersville, NC, along with 24 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sisters Helen Koslosky of Hershey, PA, and Ann Swetits (John) of Virginia Beach, VA. She is predeceased by her brother Fr. John Halka.

A funeral service and Mass will be held at 10:00 am at St. Mary’s Parish & Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima, 18239 Barnesville Road, Barnesville, MD 20838. The church and its adjoining Fr. George Reid Pavilion were the site of many Reid Family reunions. 

The Hilton Funeral Home is serving the family in Barnesville, MD. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Mary’s Catholic Parish, 18230 Barnesville, MD, 20838 or St. Phillip and James Catholic Church, One Carow Place, St. James, NY 11780.

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Harry Leo Ganjian

Harry Leo Ganjian, 86, of Poolesville, MD died on July 9, 2017.  Born on January 20, 1931 in New York City, NY. He was the loving husband to Dolores Ganjian.  Also, surviving are his two children:  Brian Ganjian of Germantown, MD and Elizabeth Petersen (Gregory) of Jacksonville, FL and one grandchild, Rory Petersen.  Harry was the son of the late Peter and Nectar Ganjian. 

Harry was a member of the Knights of Columbus 6901, where he was a past Grand Knight and a member of the Holy Name Society.  

Family will be receiving friends on Friday, July 14th from 6–8 PM at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 18230 Barnesville Rd, Barnesville, MD 20838 where a Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, July 15th at 10 AM.  Interment will follow in the church cemetery. 

Orlan Andrew Helmick

Orlan Andrew Helmick, 78, of Middletown, MD, formerly of Poolesville, went home to be with the Lord on July 9, 2017.  He was the loving husband of Carole for 59 ½ years.

Born on December 13, 1938 in Danese, WV, he was the son of the late Clyde C. Helmick and Imogene H. Allen.

Surviving, in addition to his wife are two sons, Rick Helmick of Adamstown, MD, Mike Helmick and wife Sue of Jefferson, MD; three sisters, Roberta Fulk of North Carolina, Shirley Thomas of West Virginia, Betty Lou Luallin of Arizona; one brother Lewis (Bub) Helmick of North Carolina; three grandchildren, Zach Helmick of Georgia, Austin Helmick of Adamstown, MD and Dakota Helmick of Adamstown, MD.

The family would like to recognize two special caregivers, Lewis and Mary Helmick.

Orlan started coaching little league football in Upper Montgomery County. He went door to door to get the sports leagues started. This eventually led to him coaching basketball and baseball.

In 1977 he started Metlfab with his wife and two sons, which is still operating today. During this time, Orlan found God and dedicated his life to the Lord.

Family will be receiving friends on Friday, July 21st from 1-3 PM and 6-8 PM at Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Road, Barnesville, MD 20838 where funeral services will be held at 10 AM on Saturday, July 22nd. Interment to follow at Resthaven Memorial Gardens, 9501 Catoctin Mountain Hwy, Frederick, MD 21701.

Those desiring to give memorial contributions, the family asks that it go to Frederick Baptist Church, 5305 Mt Zion Rd, Frederick, MD 21703.

James M. Suit

James M. Suit, 92, long time resident of Ijamsville, MD, died on July 10, 2017.  Born on May 7, 1925 in Washington, D.C., James was the son of the late Wilfred Suit and Ethel Pumphrey.

Surviving is his loving wife Dolores Suit; one daughter, Suzanna Kelly; two grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

James was preceded in death by his brother, Francis Suit.

James was retired from the World Bank and a life member of the Knights of Columbus 6901.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Mary's Catholic Church on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at 11 AM. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. 

In lieu of flowers the family asks for donations to be made to St. Jude Children’s Research, 501 St Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105.

Harriet Butler Magaha

Harriet Butler Magaha, 71, of Beallsville, MD, went home to be with the Lord on July 12, 2017.  She was the beloved wife of Ronald Magaha, Sr.

Born on September 15, 1945 and raised in Dickerson, MD, she was the daughter to the late George R. Butler and Cinderella Titus Butler.

She was a devoted wife for 52 years. Her life was devoted to nurturing and supporting her husband, children, and grandchildren.

With her husband, she helped establish the family business and was a partner with him in managing it for 40 years. She was a lifelong member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Barnesville, MD and her faith was an important foundation of her life.

Surviving, in addition to her husband are their three children, Rinnie Magaha (Robin), Robin LeMarr (Donnie), Holly Henderson (Ryan); 11 grandchildren, Tyler, Trevor, Maddison and  MacKenzie Magaha, Cody, Makayla, Dylan, Seth and Zack LeMarr, and Lydia and Emily Henderson and five siblings, Ann Hopkins, Mary Lambert (Jim), Carol Lawson (Bob), Fran Hoewing (Link), George Butler, Jr.

Family will be receiving friends on Thursday, July 20th  from 1-3 PM and 6-8 PM at Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Road, Barnesville, MD 20838. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 AM on Friday, July 21st at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 18230 Barnesville Rd, Barnesville, MD 20838.  Those desiring to give memorial contributions the family asks that it go to Montgomery Hospice, 1355 Piccard Drive, Suite 100 Rockville, MD 20850.

Phillip Richard Worley

Phillip Richard Worley, 81, of Winchester and Purcellville, VA, formerly of Laguna Niguel, CA, passed away on July 14, 2017. He was the loving husband to the late E. Jean Worley.

Phillip was the son to the late Chet and Kay Marie (Campbell) Hickey.

Surviving are his two children, Sandra Miller, Michael Worley (Maegen); two siblings, David Hickey (Jan), Janette VanDoren; one step-grandson and multiple nieces and nephews.

Phillip served in the US Marine Corps from 1954 to 1956 active duty and 1956 to 1962 reserve duty.  He spent his subsequent career working for Garrett AiResearch, a manufacturer of turboprop engines, turbochargers and a pioneer in numerous aerospace technologies.

An inurnment will be scheduled at a later date.

Dolores G. Suit

Dolores G. Suit, 90, long time resident of Ijamsville, MD, died on July 18, 2017.  Born on November  29, 1926 in Conowingo, MD,  Dolores was the daughter of the late Aloysius Size and Mary Kissel.

Surviving is one daughter, Suzanna Kelly; one brother, Clarence A. Size; two grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

Dolores was preceded in death by her loving husband James Suit, who passed away only eight days prior.

Dolores graduated from the former Immaculate Conception Academy and spent 73 years married to her high school sweetheart.

A joint Mass of Christian Burial for her and her husband, James Suit, will be held at St. Mary's Catholic Church on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at 11 AM. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. 

In lieu of flowers the family asks for donations to be made to St. Jude Children’s Research, 501 St Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105.

Jeffery M. Hill

Jeffery Mark Hill (Jeff), 71, of Poolesville, MD, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on July 20, 2017 in UNC Chapel Hill Hospital, NC. Born on December 22, 1945 in Washington, D.C. to Alexander and Gloria Hill, he was the loving husband to Carol W. Hill for 47 years and lived most of his life in Poolesville where together they raised their family.

Jeff was first an adoring husband and devoted father and later grandfather, who made his family and friends a priority. Always the teacher, his chosen profession in the field of education allowed him to make considerable contributions over the course of his 35+ year career to countless students and educators.  He began his career teaching science at Kensington Jr. High and later at Mark Twain School and as a teacher advisor. From there he became a teacher specialist for in-service training and for the next ten years served as a consulting teacher specialist for mainstreaming; office of special and alternative education, and later staff development.  In addition to working as an assistant principal, he provided in-service, college, and University training to adults for twelve years and was a guest lecturer at Hood College, Marymount College, and The American University.

Blessed with a wide range of talents and giftings, particularly in art and music, all who had the pleasure of knowing Jeff, experienced his fun loving, witty sense of humor and warmth. Jeff exuded a welcoming spirit to all who met him and shared his best loved hobbies over the years with friends and family. These included playing the piano, singing, gardening, reading, golfing, traveling, gaming, and participating in fantasy sports teams. Jeff’s loving presence and gentleness will live on in the lives he touched as a legacy to his faith in God and devotion to family.

Jeff was most proud of and survived by his wife, Carol; three children, Mark C. Hill (Andrea), Joyce H. Powers (Rick), Jason A. Hill (Amanda); and seven grandchildren whom he affectionately called his “grandblessings,” Christian, Nicolas, Maggie Rose, Delaney, Kelton, Makenna and Keaton. He is also survived by three brothers; Jim Hill III, Bob Hill, and John Hill, and several nieces and nephews.

Family will be receiving friends on Friday, July 28th, from 6:00-8:00 PM at Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville RD, Barnesville, MD 20838. (Hiltonfh.com)

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 AM on Saturday, July 29th at Our Lady of the Presentation, 17230 Tom Fox Ave, Poolesville, MD 20837. Private Inurnment will be at a later date.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that tax deductible memorial donations be made to the Medical Foundation of North Carolina for the Cardiac Critical Care Fund in Jeffery Hill’s name:

 

Medical Foundation of North Carolina

Attention: Brian Frerking

880 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

Chapel Hill, NC 27514

 

Memo Line: In Memory of Jeffery Hill

Joyce Marie Andrews

Joyce Marie Andrews, peacefully departed this life on July 31, 2017. 

She was preceded in death by her loving husband Richard, sisters Elizabeth (Libby), Mabel, Helen and Annabelle, nephews Billy Lampton and Albert W. Kizer, Jr and her parents Walter and Mary Davis. 

Joyce was born on March 8, 1925 and grew up in Rockville Maryland, and graduated from Richard Montgomery High School. At age 19, she was introduced to Christian Science by a friend’s mother, and held her faith close to her for much of her life. Joyce enjoyed her career as a legal secretary, a career that spanned 56 years. When not working, she spent time doting on her family, whom she loved immeasurably. 

Joyce enjoyed art, painting, and craft projects as well as decorating her home with interesting pieces she would come across, mixed with nostalgic pieces from family members.  She played piano beautifully and had a singing voice like an angel. She loved to sing, as music played an important role in her life up until her passing.  She had a love for classical piano and big band music.  Her favorite color was green, and one of her joys was appreciating the view of beautiful trees from her living room windows.

She is survived by her daughter Tammy Andrews Wolfe, sons Torin K. Andrews & Rick Andrews (Cherie), Grandchildren Kaya Thompson (JP), Ben Ambos, Sarah Printz, Chris Himes, George Matsuka and Julie Weber, and great grandchildren Kaelyn & Dexter Ambos and Lilly Thompson, as well nieces Juanita L Kizer Smith, Nancy E. Kizer, Susan K. Kizer Mendelson (Michael), Jodie Kelsey (Brian) & nephews Richard D. Kizer, Clayton Alderman and Tom Lansford as well as great nieces and nephews.

Services will take place on Monday, August 7, 2017 at 11am at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Road (Rt. 109), Barnesville, MD 20838 (hiltonfh.com).  Interment will take place at the Rockville Cemetery following the funeral service.

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Jane Roberts (Frier) Magee

Jane Roberts (Frier) Magee, 90, died peacefully on July 2, 2016 at Frederick Memorial Hospital surrounded by her family. Jane was born January 13, 1926 in St. Louis, Missouri to Col. James Henly and Mary (Sturges) Frier. Jane's teenage years were spent in Mexico City, Mexico. The family returned to the United States where Jane worked at the Central Intelligence Agency and attended George Washington University. She married Thomas George Magee in 1947, settling in Bethesda, Maryland where they began raising a family. After moving to a farm in Boyds, Maryland, Jane began a career as a Special Education Assistant Teacher at Clarksburg Elementary School. Over the next 23 years, Jane dedicated herself to studying and improving methods of teaching. She was greatly respected by staff and beloved by her students and their families. Jane was known for her sweet temperament and love of conversation. Friends and family admired her positive attitude and inner glow. She was an avid reader and talented homemaker whose home was graced with lovingly made hooked rugs, needlepoint pillows, slipcovers and drapery. Jane's greatest love was her family. She was devoted to her seven children who survive her: Henly Magee, Tricia (Bruce) Werts, Mary Lynn (Victor) Wulc, Carol (Robert) Mull, Joseph (Karen) Magee, Sarah (Joseph) Andrews and Elizabeth (Thomas) Montebell; her 19 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. In addition, she leaves behind brothers James, John and William Frier, sister Ann Schmidt, and many nieces and nephews. Her husband Tom preceded her in death in 2013, as well as her sisters Mary Filsinger, Sally Delano, Virginia Cockrill and Lloyd St. Antoine. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 am, on July 8, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 18230 Barnesville Rd., Barnesville, MD. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Frederick Memorial Hospital at https://4576b.thankyou4caring.org/.

Sue Carolyn (Smith) Anderson

Sue Carolyn (Smith) Anderson, 82, of Gaithersburg, MD, went to heaven to be with her beloved husband William (Bill) P. Anderson on July 6, 2016. She was born on June 22, 1934 in Albemarle, North Carolina. Sue was the daughter of the late Lucille and John Wayne Smith.
Sue graduated from the Pfeiffer School of Business in North Carolina. After graduation she married the love of her life, Bill, on June 19, 1954.
Sue worked for the Atomic Energy Commission in Germantown, MD as a budget analyst until the birth of her third child. Then she managed the business records for her late husband, Bill, and his various business interests that included Executive Garden Apartments and Anderson Supply in Boyds, MD. Sue was a member of the Gaithersburg Garden Club for many years where she had many dear friends. Her nickname was "Sweet Sue," and she lived up to that name. She was a peace maker and would only use kind and gentle words with people. Sue was always happy and willing to help in any way. 
Sue is survived by one brother Tevis Smith and his wife Ellen of North Carolina. Two daughters Pamela Spadin her husband Ron, Mary Lu Jones and her husband Chris, one son Otto Anderson and his wife Kristy, nine grandchildren Emily Cuga and her husband Andrew, Marjory Jones, Logan Jones, Meredith Jones, Gavin Spadin and his wife Kathryn, Ava Anderson, Sophia Anderson, Farrah Anderson, Kelly McConnell and her husband Will, three great grandchildren Eva Cuga, Cedar Spadin and Patrick McConnell.
Sue was preceded in death by one brother Jack Smith of North Carolina.
The family will be receiving friends on Saturday, July 9 from 9:00-10:30 at St. Mary's Catholic Church Pavilion located at 18230 Barnesville, MD. The service will follow at the church from 10:30-11:30. The Christian burial will be held at Forest Oak Cemetery, 302 N. Frederick Avenue, Gaithersburg, MD at approximately 12:00pm. Luncheon will be held following the burial at one of Bill and Sue's favorite places The Golden Bull in Gaithersburg at 12:30pm.

Louis N. Robinson

Louis “Robby” Nathaniel Robinson, 78, loving husband, father, brother, grandfather and great-grandfather, passed away at home, surrounded by his family, in Dickerson, MD on Wednesday, July 6, 2016 after a brave battle with cancer.

He was the loving husband of Cheryl L. Robinson for 35 years.

Born June 3, 1938 in Capital Heights, MD, he was the son of the late Louis Nathaniel Robinson Sr. and Marion Ballard.

During Robby’s early career, he was the 2nd youngest person to obtain a Washington DC Master Electrician’s License. He later became a DC Electrical Inspector. Robby then founded his own electrical company, Spartan Electric, in 1962. What began as a one-man business, peaked into a successful 200 employee residential and commercial operation.  Robby, or Chief, as his employees called him, never retired from Spartan Electric, remaining at the helm for 54 years. He was a highly ambitious and intelligent, but down-to-earth, businessman with a natural ability to connect and engage with anybody. Robby was a devoted family man. He loved to travel, especially to Deep Creek Lake, MD, with his family and beloved dog, Nike. In his youth he was a Minor League Baseball player, later coaching his sons.  Robby loved cheering on his two favorite teams, the Washington Nationals and the Washington Redskins. He was an avid golfer for many years.  Robby was extremely charismatic and had an incredible sense of humor. His kindness to people was appreciated by many.

In addition to his wife, Robby is survived by his sister, Charlotte (Lloyd) Erickson, brother, Tom (Mary) Ballard, children Daniel Robinson of Hedgesville, WV, John Robinson of Hilton Head Island, SC, Teresa (Kenneth) Lemere of Frederick, MD, Pamela (Charles) Stultz of Frederick, MD, and Joshua (Amy) Robinson of Purcellville, VA; grandchildren, Travis Robinson, Dylan Robinson, Austin Lemere, Sean Lemere, Dominic Stultz, and Zachary Robinson; great-grandchildren, Isabella Robinson and Kaiden Robinson.

Robby was preceded in death by his sister, Patricia Bostwick.

The family will be receiving friends on Thursday, July 14, 2016 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm at Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd, Barnesville, MD 20838 (hiltonfh.com).

Interment will be held at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Frederick, Maryland at 3:30 pm.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Louis Robinson’s name to Hospice of Frederick County (hospcieoffrederick.org)

Thomas V. Orr

Thomas V. Orr, 65, of Poolesville, MD, died on July 12, 2016.
He was the husband of Gina Orr.
Born on March 21, 1951, in Bethesda, MD, he was the son of the late Kersey "Kirk" and Marcella (Golczynski) Orr.
Surviving besides his wife are his daughter, Kathleen "Kate" Orr and husband Christopher Wallace of Davidsonville, MD; one son, Timothy "Tim" Orr and fiancée Jill Caw of Frederick, MD; one sister, Barbara Weiss and husband Mark of Wilmington, DE and two grandchildren, Ian Thomas and Livia Adele Wallace.
Memorial services will be held at 3 PM on Saturday, July 16, at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd. (Rt. 109), Barnesville, MD (hiltonfh.com) with the family receiving friends from 2 - 3 PM.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Tom's memory to WUMCO Help, Inc., P.O. Box 247, Poolesville, MD 20837.

Jasper "Jack" Franklin Hough

Jasper "Jack" Franklin Hough, 93, passed away at home, in Dickerson, MD on Wednesday, July 13, 2016.
He was the loving husband of Doris Hough for 65 years.
Born March 28, 1923 in Dawsonville, MD, he was the son of the late Jasper Fox Hough and Myrtle Lee Burdette.
Jack served his country from 1943 to 1946 as a Telephone Switchboard Operator during the Air Offensive of Japan, China, India and Burma. He received a Good Conduct Medal, Asiatic Pacific Theater Ribbon and World War 11 Victory Ribbon. After returning home he married the love of his life, Doris. He was employed as a Supply Specialist at the Naval Ordnance Laboratory in White Oak, MD. During his employment there he and his wife, Doris, also ran Comus Orchards for many years. Jack did part time hours for Safeway of Kensington and upon retirement he worked for Hechinger's. 
The family would like to give a special thank you to Frederick County Hospice and especially nurse Patty. 
In addition to his wife, Jack is survived by one son Mike (Eleanor) Hough of Adamstown, one daughter Susan (Mike) Helmick of Jefferson; one brother Forest Hough of Dickerson; 3 grandchildren, Walter Hough (Fiancé Jessica) of Adamstown, Amy (Tony) Cole of Martinsburg, Zachary Helmick of Georgia; one great grandchild, Jaden Hough of Adamstown. Jasper was predeceased by one son Mark Hough. 
The family will be receiving friends on Monday, July 18, 2016 from 6:00-8:00 pm at Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd, Barnesville, MD 20838 (hiltonfh.com),
where funeral services will be held on Tuesday, July 19, at 11:00. Interment will follow at Monocacy Cemetery, Beallsville, MD. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Jasper Hough's name to Hospice of Frederick County. (hospcieoffrederick.org)

Sharon A. Ambrose

Sharon A. Ambrose, 71, of Poolesville, MD, died on July 16, 2016.
She was the wife of 28 years of Thomas Ambrose.
Sharon was the step mother of Molly Ambrose and step grandmother of Win Mattingly.
The family will be receiving friends on Thursday, July 21, 2016 from 1:00 - 3:00 PM at Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd, Barnesville, MD 20838 (hiltonfh.com).
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Montgomery Hospice Casey House, 6001 Muncaster Mill Rd., Rockville, MD 20855 (www.montgomeryhospice.org)

Leslie Tod Luhn

Leslie Tod Luhn, 96, of Barnesville, MD, died peacefully at home surrounded by family on July 16, 2016.
He was the husband of Edith J. Luhn of 68 years.
Born on November 23, 1919, in Baltimore, MD, he was the son of the late George Washington "Lek" and Annie Lucile (Leather) Luhn.
Surviving besides his wife are his daughters, Sandra Luhn Oden and Mary A. Luhn of Barnesville; one brother, William M. Luhn; one sister, Barbara A. Zimmerman; two grandchildren, Michael T. Oden, Sr. and wife Michelle, Duane S. Oden and wife Holly; three great grandchildren, Michael T. Oden, Jr., Sara V. Oden, Grace A. Oden; two step great grandchildren, Ray Randall and Alex Cole.
Tod also leaves a special daughter at heart Elnora Caudell and husband Bill and two step-sister-in-laws, Anna and Aghazadeh Carter.
He was preceded in death by his stepmother, Julia E. (Mellott) Luhn; two brothers, Donald L. and George S. Luhn and three stepbrothers, Charles C. Carter, James L. Carter and Jacob S. Carter and wife Elizabeth.
The family will be receiving friends on Tuesday July 19th from 5-8 PM at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd. (Rt. 109), Barnesville.
Funeral services will be held at 11 AM on Wednesday July 20 at the Barnesville Baptist Church, 17917 Barnesville Rd., Barnesville.
Interment will follow in Hyattstown Cemetery, Hyattstown, MD.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Barnesville Baptist Church, P.O. Box 69, Barnesville, MD 20838.

Morgan A. Kerner

Morgan A. Kerner, 88, of Stevensville, MD, died peacefully on Wednesday, July 20, 2016.
He was the loving husband of the late Kathryn Kerner.
Born on January 7, 1928 in Washington, D.C, he was the son of the late Henry and Adalscynia (Aiken) Kerner.
Surviving are six children, Mark Kerner (Nancy), Christopher Kerner (Sue), Dennis Kerner (Helen), Patrick Kerner (Myndee), Terrence Kerner; one daughter, Kathleen Kerner (Chris), 17 grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
Morgan was preceded in death by one sister, Adalscynia White and one brother, Alger Kerner.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday, July 26, from 3-5 and 7-9 P.M., at Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville RD, Barnesville, MD 20838. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, July 27, at 10 A.M. at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 18230 Barnesville Rd., Barnesville, MD. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
Arrangements by Hilton Funeral Home, Barnesville, MD (hiltonfh.com)

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