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Rebecca Lillard Umstead

Rebecca Lillard Umstead, 101, passed away Sunday, March 17, 2024, at her apartment in Frederick, MD.   Born April 2, 1922, in Sellman, MD, she was the daughter of the late James Robert Lillard, Sr., and Stella Renn Lillard. She was the wife of the late Stanley L. Umstead.

She grew up in Barnesville, MD; graduated from Richard Montgomery High School, Rockville, MD; and earned a Bachelors RN degree from the University of Maryland School of Nursing. She was an Emergency Room Nurse at University Hospital, Baltimore MD, for 7 years.  She married Stanley in 1952 and resided in Beallsville, MD for over 50 years.  She enjoyed being a homemaker and a loving mother to her two children, Barbara and Lee.

She enjoyed making beautiful quilts for family and friends.  She instilled her love of reading in her daughter, and she enjoyed all types of sports especially the Baltimore Orioles and the University of Maryland Girls Basketball Team. She was a lifelong member of the Barnesville Baptist Church.  She will be remembered for her kindness and help to neighbors and friends and her joyful smile and laugh when something stuck her as funny.

She is survived by her daughter Barbara Hamilton and son-in-law Joseph Hamilton, Coos Bay, OR, three grandchildren Amy Barr, OR; Katie Umstead, MD; and Austin Umstead, MD; two great-grandchildren Andrew Barr and Avery Barr, OR; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was predeceased by husband, Stanley L. Umstead, son Stanley “Lee” Umstead, two brothers Ernest Lillard and J. Robert Lillard, Jr., and one sister Mary Ellen Lillard.

Services will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family.  Donations in her name may be made to the Barnesville Baptist Church, Barnesville, MD, P. O. Box 69, Barnesville, MD 20838, or St. Jude’s Childrens Hospital.

Barbara Lynne Allnutt Cushman

Barbara Lynne Allnutt Cushman of Saco, passed away on March 21, 2024 surrounded by her family after a lengthy illness. She is survived by her daughters Robin, Tracy and her husband Jeff, her four “perfect” grandchildren Emily, Darby, Zackery, and Christopher, her “boyfriend” Ray, her brother Lewis and his wife Kathy, nieces Christie, Julia, Kate, godchildren, Scott and Kellie, her first husband Tom, father of her children, and his wonderful wife Mary and many cousins. Barbara was predeceased by her parents Lewis and Evelyn Allnutt and her best friend Janet Spates Hagan.   


Barbara was born December 6, 1942 in Frederick, Maryland and grew up attending schools in Poolesville, Maryland where she forged life-long friendships with her classmates; a unique bond that even now, 64 years later, remains strong.  She attended Washington School for Secretaries in Washington, DC and moved to Maine in 1967.  Barbara held several administrative positions where she could exercise her speedy typing skills, organizational acumen and share her enthusiastic and fun spirit.  Of all the positions she held, you would most often hear stories from her time at Lake Region Middle School whose principal was Larry Thompson. She got a kick out of making him laugh and the kids were the highlight of her day. Barbara’s warmth, kindness, great sense of humor and free spirit are just a few of the many things we loved about her.  She will be deeply missed by her family and her many friends. 


It simply wouldn’t be the same if she didn’t get the last word, and so what follows is straight from her….  

Well, Barbara Lynne has finally deceased – a fact which her family thought would never happen.  Her ripe old age of 81 was so filled with adventure that she could hardly keep up with herself – and no one else could either.  She put in 35 years of marriage, although not to the same man.  Her beautiful and wonderful daughters were worth the entrapment. Barbara Lynne grew up on a family farm in Maryland.  She always loved her family and old friends there – and was most blessed and grateful for her life-long best friend, Janet.  She made Maine her home for all those 56 years and never once longed to be anywhere else. Her many adventures and wild curiosity saw her driving a racehorse with sulky, snorkeling in the Caribbean, fly fishing the Allagash, camping in Maine’s wilderness, always planting a garden, painting, writing, loving her family and friends, and enjoying the spit and spunk of her grandchildren. The mark she has left on the world probably can’t be seen, but hopefully found in the hearts of her family and friends.  She exits having lived the motto she loved “Life’s journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well-preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting…..holy shit…..what a ride!”  


Visitation in Maine will be held Tuesday, March 26, 2024 10am-12pm at Cote Funeral Home in Saco. Visitation in Maryland will be held 10-11am Friday, March 29, 2024 at Hilton Funeral Home in Barnesville, Maryland followed by funeral service and burial at Monocacy Cemetery.  


In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Northern Light Home Care & Hospice or any cause near and dear to your heart. 

Eva Roberson Brooks

Eva Roberson Brooks, 95, of Gaithersburg, MD. passed away on March 22, 2024. Born on March 7,1929, in Dickerson, MD, she was the daughter of David Franklin Roberson and Iva Ruffner Roberson. Her husband of almost 74 years, Donald Eugene Brooks predeceased her in December, 2022. She was also predeceased by one sister Winona Roberson who died in March, 1934 and two brothers, Frank who died in infancy and Roland Rodney (Jack) Roberson who died in May, 1972. She is survived by her brother Donald Allen Roberson and by her three children, Donna Brooks Sensoy and husband Melih, Don Michael Brooks and wife Sharon, and Lisa Brooks Hammond. She is also survived by her eight grandchildren, seventeen great-grandchildren, and two nephews, Bruce Roberson and wife Nancy, and Rodney Roberson and wife Joyce.Eva was one of the vanguard of women who went to work following WWII. She left her small, rural town taking the train into Washington, DC to make her way at age 16. Following her 1948 marriage, she continued to work, always with the goal of providing for her family. She epitomized the spirit of those hard times by having an incredible work ethic, always striving to gain new skills in the workplace that would eventually lead to her final position working in the NIH Patient Library in the Clinical Center. Her compassion, kindness and thoughtfulness with the patients and their families contributed to her excelling in this position.She was a loving mother, took great pride as a homemaker, and was a devoted and supportive wife. Following her retirement she greatly enjoyed her grandchildren, frequently taking them on trips, enjoying many hours of endless play, and having fun in the kitchen where she helped them to make their famous “concoctions”.Her pride and delight in her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren was always evident. Everyconversation ended with “I love you”.The family will be receiving friends on Tuesday, March 26th from 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM at Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville, MD 20838 where a brief service will begin at 11:00 AM. Internment will follow at Monocacy Cemetery, 19801 W. Hunter Rd, Beallsville, MD 20839. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made in Eva’s memory to Casey House (Montgomery Hospice)

Tina Marie Knott

Tina Marie Knott, 52, of Keymar, MD, passed away on March 23, 2024.

She was the loving wife to Kenneth Howard Knott.

Born on August 4, 1971 in Maryland, she was the daughter of Barbara Ellen (Diehl) and the late Ernest Alvin Gravely.

Along with her husband and mother, Tina is survived by her son; Tyler Allen Knott, one brother; Bobby Stoian, wife, Christy and numerous loving aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Daniel A. Santucci

Daniel Anthony Santucci, 82, of Beallsville, MD, passed away on March 23, 2024.
Born on February 4, 1942 in Maryland, he was the son to the late Anthony Sisto Santucci and Genevieve Ursula Demeza.
He attended Wheaton High School where he was the first pole vaulter in Montgomery County. His business career included Printing Manager for the Washington Post, owner of his own printing company, co-owner of the West Diamond Grill restaurant in Gaithersburg, Maryland, Mortgage Loan Officer for Sunset Mortgage Company and a Vice President and Mortgage Loan Officer for F & M Bank. He held many sales positions which he enjoyed. Throughout his life he was a handyman and would help anyone who had a building project.

Dan was very talented. He enjoyed dancing and singing. But he will be remembered most for all the friends he made over the years.
Dan was survived by his two children; Douglas P. Santucci and Danielle L. Santucci, three sisters; Joyce A. McCartin, Arlene D. Leonard, Mary Jennine Cornell, one brother; Bryan J. Santucci, and was preceded in death by another brother, Gary F. Santucci, four grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, first wife, Jean F. Santucci, second wife, Linda M. Santucci, and significant other, Carolyn Birely.
A Mass will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, March 28th at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 18230 Barnesville Rd, Barnesville, MD 20838, with inurnment to follow in the church cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in his memory to the American Cancer Society and/or Hospice.

David Elbert Williams, Jr.

David Elbert Williams Jr, 78, of Montgomery Village, MD, passed away peacefully on March 25, 2024.
David was born on August 7, 1945, to Delfie Bise and David Williams, Sr. in Chilhowie, Virginia.
David was predeceased by his Wife of 30 years, Joyce Williams (Starkey) and his parents. He is survived by his children, Delphia Williams Schriver (Tony), David Williams, and Edward Williams. In addition to his children, he is survived by his
grandchildren, Ashlee Ott, Starlynn Schriver, Jonathan Schriver and Mackenzie Williams, and 5 Great Grandchildren.
He enjoyed listening to Elvis, watching Nascar, Cheering for the Redskins, and spending time with his beloved dog, Lassie.
Services for the family will be private.

James Shiflet

James “Jim” Shiflet (72) passed away surrounded by family on March 28, 2024, at his home in Washington Grove, Maryland. 

Jim was born at home in Triangle, Virginia in 1951 to William and Margaret Shiflet. With his siblings, Sandy, Joyce, Artie, Bill, and Mary, Jim grew up in a lively household filled with love. His family eventually moved to Maryland, where he met lifelong friends. 

After serving in the military, Jim began a career in the building industry. There, he met his wife of 43 years, Ann Shiflet. He also found his work family, where, like in his childhood, there were pranks and laughter.  

An outdoorsman, Jim enjoyed fishing, camping, hiking, and cruising (first on his motorcycles, and later on his bicycle). He could often be found on his deck catching up with family, friends, and neighbors, and was always ready to offer a hand to someone who needed it – or to offer a good story. He loved the Outer Banks, North Carolina, where he took summer family vacations and fall fishing trips.

Blessed with a large family, Jim is survived by his wife Ann; his children, Lisa (Mark), Kate (Kevin), and Sarah (Adam); his siblings, Sandy, Artie, Bill, and Mary; his grandchildren; multiple siblings in-law; and his many extended family members. 

A celebration of life is being planned for Saturday, April 27, 2024.

Memorial donations may be made to St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, or a charity of your choice.

Karen M. Lawless

Karen M. Lawless of Stevensville, MD passed away surrounded by loving family on March 29, 2024.  Karen, age 71, was born on April 18, 1952 in Cairo, Egypt to the late Deaner K. Lawless, Sr. and Margaret C. Lawless.  

She was loved by everyone she met.  She is survived by her loving partner of 50 years, Donald L. Fink as well as two brothers and one sister:  Deaner K. Lawless, Jr, wife Sheila; James A. Lawless, wife, Janet; Jeanne M. Snyder, husband, Ells; sister-in-laws:  Virginia Pearson and Cathy Mcferren and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, great-nieces and nephews.  

Karen’s personality was pure Sunshine and she put Sunshine into everyone’s life that she touched.  Her career included 40 years of sales at Asbury Methodist Home in Gaithersburg, MD where she was honored Sales Person of the year several times.  She loved what she did and found it hard to retire.  After her retirement, Don and she relocated to a home overlooking the Chesapeake Bay where she continued to persue the things that she loved the most. Her interests included photography, graphic and interior design, home remodeling, reading, puzzles, creative sewing, travel and spoiling family.  She has been to all of the U.S. states and Canada. The last couple of years, she enjoyed cruises to the Bahamas, Caribbean, Panama Canal and Virgin Islands.  The next adventure that she was planning was to return to the shadows of the Pyramids in Cairo, Egypt where she was born.  Her Sunshine will continue to be bright forever and never forgotten.  

The family will be receiving friends from 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM on Friday, April 12th at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 18230 Barnesville, MD, where a Mass will follow at 5:00 PM said by Father Val, lifelong friend and priest.  

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in her memory to the American Cancer Society and/or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.  

Connie Lynn Hedgecock

Connie Lynn Hedgecock, 58, of Germantown, MD, passed away on March 4, 2023.

She was the loving companion to Arthur Schrayer for 30 years.

Born on June 13, 1964 in Maryland, she was the daughter of the late James C. and Elizabeth C. (Reed) Hedgecock.

Along with Arthur, Connie is survived by her three sons; James Ray Hauser, John Wayne Hauser, Billy Joe Hauser, 4 grandchildren; Jeremiah, Javy, Sophia, Melody and two sisters; Mary and Bonnie.

She was preceded in death by two sisters; Nancy, Cathy and one brother; Earl.

 The family will be receiving friends on Thursday, March 9th from 10:00 AM – 12 Noon at Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Road, Barnesville, MD. A graveside service will follow at Monocacy Cemetery, 19801 W. Hunter Road, Beallsville, MD.

Bertha A. Malone

Bertha A. Malone, 67, of Sharpsburg, MD, passed away on March 7, 2023.

She was the loving wife to Kenneth Malone.

Born on July 15, 1955 in Maryland, she was the daughter of the late  Arthur Henry, Sr. and Audrey Schrayer.

Along with her husband, Bertha is survived by her children; Kevin Ricketts, wife, Emily, Kyle Ricketts, step-son; Kenny Malone, one sister; Pat Shaffer, two brothers; Michael Schrayer, Arthur Henry Schrayer Jr., 6 grandchildren; Sean, Joshua, Spencer, Samuel, Audrianna and Olivia.

She was preceded in death by her parents, one daughter; Cynthia Ricketts and one sister; Linda Beamer.

The family will be receiving friends on Friday, March 10th from 10:00 AM – 12 Noon at Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Road, Barnesville, MD. A graveside service will follow at Monocacy Cemetery, 19801 W. Hunter Road, Beallsville, MD.         

Ryan Paul LePage

On Tuesday, March 7, 2023, Ryan Paul LePage passed away at the age of 27.

A loving son, brother, grandson, nephew, and friend, he was adored by all who were blessed to be a part of his life.

Ryan was a graduate of Glenelg High School and the University of Maryland A. James Clark School of Engineering. He was an Electrical Engineer at CFR Engineering where he blossomed in the career that he loved.

Those who knew Ryan will forever remember his enthusiasm, his kindness, and his beautiful soul. He loved the Terps and the Ravens, along with his favorite show, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.

Ryan will be terribly missed by his family, his friends, and perhaps most by his cat, Syrup.

A service will be held on Saturday, March 18, 2023 at 11:00 A.M. at Glenelg United Methodist Church 13900 Burntwoods Rd, Glenelg, MD 21737, followed by a celebration of Ryan’s life.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made in Ryan's name to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.  

Sandy Kendall

Sandy Kendall, 69, of Germantown, MD, passed away on March 13, 2023.

Sandy is survived by multiple family members and friends who loved her very much. Sandy loved the beach and was always up for a party. Therefore, a celebration of life will be held at the Porter residence on Saturday, March 25th from 3-5pm. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you donate to a charity of your choice or donate to the planting of a memorial tree to a forest in need, via the link above.

Chris Steven Ebersole

Chris Steven Ebersole, 79, of Blue Ridge Summit, PA, passed away on March 22, 2023.

Chris was the loving husband to Debra Ebersole

Born on January 4, 1944 in Virginia, he was the son to the late Chris M. and Elsie I. (Eisinger) Ebersole.

Along with his wife, Chris is survived by his son; Peter Ebersole and one granddaughter; Kate Elsie Dunbar.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his daughter; Christine Lee Dunbar.

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

Ida L. Brown

Ida L. Brown, 96, of Frederick, MD, passed away on March 23, 2023. 

Born in Dickerson, Maryland on November 3,1926, daughter of Samuel Creighton and Constance Buleah Nicholson Jones. She was educated in Montgomery County and Graduated from St. Joseph’s High School Emmitsburg, MD.

Mrs. Brown is survived by eight of her ten children; Lawrence H. Price III (Virginia), Deborah Jane Parsley (James), Michael Creighton Price (Kathy), John Francis Price (Michele), Mary Elizabeth Lynch (John) William Nicholson Price (Cherry), Harry Edwin Price (Kathy), Vincent Andrew Price (DeEtte).

She is also survived by honorary daughter; Joyce E. Price. Eighteen grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

She is predeceased by her husband; Richard P. Brown, daughter; Ida Susan Ricketson, son; Samuel Darby Price, grandson; William Andrew Parsley and her first husband; Lawrence H. Price, Jr.

Mrs. Brown retired from the United States Postal Service in 1981, where she was the Postmaster of New Market for 3 years. Prior she was the Postmaster in Barnesville for 27 years, during which time she was instrumental in the establishment of the Benjamin Franklin Stamp Club and Junior Mail Carrier programs in Maryland.  

As editor of the Free State Postmaster the newspaper of Maryland Chapter of National Association of Postmasters, where she received awards of excellence  at the national convention of NAPUS.  She was also a longtime member of the Frederick Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution.

Mrs. Brown was very active in the Soroptimist International of Upper Montgomery County, where she held many offices, including that of president. When she moved to Frederick she became a member of the Frederick Soroptimist. She was a volunteer for several years. She was also a member of St. Mary’s Sodality, National Association of Retired Federal Employees, Charter Secretary of Sugarloaf Citizens Association and town commissioner of Barnesville along with Charter member of Hospice of Frederick County.

Books she has written include; “Popcorn for Breakfast”, “Whipped Up cookbook”, “Backward Glance” a book about Barnesville. Also she was co-author with Donna Cutler on book about the History of Barnesville as well as other local villages. She was also on the staff of the Village News, for Crestwood Village.

The family will be receiving friends from 2:00 - 4:00 PM and 6:00 – 8:00 PM on Monday, March 27th at Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Road, Barnesville, MD. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, March 28th at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 18230 Barnesville Road, Barnesville, MD. Interment to follow at Monocacy Cemetery, 19801 West Hunter Road, Beallsville, MD. 

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

Bonnie Jean Moore

Bonnie Jean Moore, 73, of Frederick, MD, passed away on March 5, 2022.

Born on January 13, 1949 in Beavertown, Ohio, she was the loving daughter to the late Merle and Joan G. (Baul) Wright.

Bonnie is survived by one daughter; Marshalene Cowan of Frederick, one brother; Joe “Bean” Wright (Theresa) of Olney and three grandchildren; Miles McRoy, Brian E. Cowan, Jr. Jayron Cowan. 

Bonnie was preceded in death by one son; Thomas Crook, and three brothers; Gerald “Butch Wright, Merle “Buzz” Wright, Arthur Lee “BB” Wright.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, March 19th from 2:00-4:00 at Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville, MD. 

Carol Irene Flohr

Carol (Petie) Irene Flohr, 61, of Frederick, MD, passed away on March 8, 2022, at Meritus Medical Center. 

Born on April 3, 1960 in Frederick, MD, she was the loving daughter to the late Carroll Richard and Ruth Irene (Flora) Flohr.

Carol is survived by her two children; Becky Main (Keith) of Greencastle, PA, Michael Fawley (Jamie) of Sharpsburg, MD, three sisters; Holly Rippeon (Billy) of Clearville, PA, Karen Benson (Chris) of Milton, DE, Vickie Haskins (Bobby) of Poolesville, MD, three grandchildren; Jase Fawley, Vayda Fawley and Adalynn Main and one brother-in-law, Teddy Gilmore.  

Carol was pre-deceased by two sisters; Patti DiCarlantonio and Nina Gilmore.

The family will be receiving friends on Friday, March 11th, from 6:00-8:00 pm at Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd, Barnesville, MD where services will also be held on Saturday March 12th at 11:00 AM. 

A reception will be held following the services on Saturday at the Jefferson Fire Hall, 4603 Lander Rd, Jefferson, MD.

Frederick Irwin Rosenberg

Frederick Irwin Rosenberg, 82, of Poolesville, MD, died Tuesday, March 8, 2022. Fred was very well respected and loved for his integrity, wisdom, kindness, humor, generosity, and infectious, warm personality.


Fred was born on October 13, 1939, in Frankfort, KY, to Deborah and Solomon Rosenberg. He earned an undergraduate degree and a law degree from the University of Kentucky and was a member of the Zeta Beta Tau fraternity. He was also a proud member of the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels.


Fred served in the US Army, entering active duty in May 1966. He was assigned to Ft. Story, VA, with the 458th Transportation Company, a LARC (Lighter, Amphibious, Resupply, Cargo) unit. Rising to the rank of Captain, he was awarded several medals, including the Army Commendation Medal, which he received for his service in Vietnam from 1966 to 1967. He served in Cam Ranh Bay, Nha Trang, and Phan Thiet. 


Fred and Brenda met in 1965 at a reform school in Kentucky, where they both worked as social workers. They married in 1968 in Ft. Story, VA, where Fred was stationed. Following his military service, he worked as a civilian for the Military Sea Transportation Service (MSTS), a component of the US Navy Department, in Oakland, CA. In 1971, he joined the US Postal Inspection Service as a Postal Inspector, and in 1975, he became an Inspector Attorney. He retired in 1996. 


A 46-year resident of Poolesville, Fred loved living in the small town, reminiscent of his hometown of Frankfort. He especially loved the friendly people of Poolesville, who look out for each other and make the town truly special. Fred was an avid stamp collector and enjoyed popping in to say hello at local post offices on his various journeys. Over the years, he also enjoyed boating on the Potomac, driving his RV across the country, and collecting antiques. Fred was a sentimental soul who loved all kinds of music, but especially oldies from the 1950s. A sweet man with a sweet tooth, he had a weakness for soft-serve ice cream and peach cobbler, and he couldn’t resist a pie from Lewis Orchard. He had a great sense of humor and loved to laugh and make others laugh. Most of all, Fred loved his family.


He is survived by his brother, Edwin (Melinda), of Hudson, OH; wife, Brenda, of Poolesville, MD; sons Bryan (Bonnie) of Mebane, NC, and David of Mableton, GA; daughter, Jennifer, of Fairfax, VA; two grandchildren, Rachel and Matthew; and his beloved dog, Casey. A funeral service with full military honors will be held Wednesday, March 23, 2022, at 11:00 am at the Salisbury National Cemetery in Salisbury, North Carolina. 


For those wishing to honor Fred’s memory, please consider a donation to the Wounded Warrior Project or to Poplar Spring Animal Sanctuary in support of two causes that were near and dear to his heart.

Dennis H. Allnutt

Dennis Hubble Allnutt, 72, of Boyds, MD, passed away on March 10, 2022.

He was the loving husband of Nancy Jeffers Allnutt.

Born on December 2, 1949 in Seneca, MD, he was the son of the late Robert and Ila (Hubble) Allnutt.  Along with his wife, Dennis is survived by three daughters; Amy Lynn Allnutt of Chicago, IL, Sarah Ann Allnutt (Herb Wright) of Frederick, MD and Kelly Sue Allnutt (Dan Poch) of Frederick, five siblings; Marilyn Stream of Beuford, GA, Delores Covey of West Virginia, Larry Allnutt of Thurmont, MD, Janet Williams of West Virginia and Frank Allnutt of Virginia, three grandchildren; Anthony Allnutt, Stacee Allnutt, Derrick Allnutt-Poch.

Dennis was predeceased by one brother; Earl Allnutt.  

Dennis was a wonderful husband, father, and grandfather. He grew up on a farm helping his father break and ride race horses in West Virginia. He was drafted into the Vietnam War after high school, where he worked in communications. After Vietnam he worked at IBM for 28 years. He continued working at Montgomery County in the Dept. of Transportation for 23 years before he retired. In his free time, he was quite a handyman, who also enjoyed gardening and fishing. He grew the most delicious, ugly, tomatoes and he liked to brag that he once caught a shark on vacation. Dennis was a gentle soul and he will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Loretta Mae Jeffers

Loretta Mae Jeffers, 73, of Monrovia, MD, passed away peacefully on March 11, 2022 at the Kline Hospice House in Mt Airy .

She was the loving wife of the late Richard “Dickie” Jeffers.

Born on May 1, 1948, in Boyds, MD, she was the daughter of the late Herman H. and Nellie V. (Cullers) Fitzwater.


Loretta is survived by one daughter; Michelle Leppo (Michael) of Monrovia, MD; One sister Mary Virts of Boyds, MD, five sister-n-laws; Nancy Allnutt of Boyds, MD, Mary Young (Tom) of Damascus, MD, Eleanor Wilkinson of Dickerson, MD, Barbara Richards of Gaithersburg MD, Lucille Fitzwater of Hagerstown MD, one brother-n-law; David Jeffers (Kathy) of Poolesville MD , and numerous nieces and nephews.


Loretta is preceded in death by one son, Richard “Ricky” Jeffers, Jr., three brothers; Herman Fitzwater, Jr., Kevin Fitzwater, and Armer Fitzwater, two sisters; Ina Hanes, Vada Stottlemyer and one brother-n-law, Danny Jeffers.


Loretta was a graduate of Gaithersburg High School class of 1966. Professionally she enjoyed working for National Geographic and PNC bank where she met many great friends . She loved spending time with her adoring family, playing bingo if she WON and joking with everyone around her . She was an avid Dallas Cowboy fan . 


Loretta will be remembered as a devoted wife, mother and friend that loved to laugh and have a good time . She found good in everyone . She was a fun loving generous compassionate person who will be greatly missed by all that loved her .


The family would like to thank Kline Hospice House in Mt Airy for the wonderful care and the compassion shown during the final weeks of Loretta’s life. 


The family will receive friends on Thursday, March 17, 2022, from 6:00-8:00 pm, at Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd, Barnesville, MD.  Funeral Services will be held on Friday, March 18, at 1:00 pm at the Dickerson United Methodist Church, 20331 Dickerson Church Road, Dickerson, MD. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to either Kline Hospice House in Mt. Airy or ASPCA.  

Helen Mary Gawlik

Helen Mary Gawlik, 88, of Poolesville, MD, passed away on March 15, 2022.

She was the loving wife of the late Stanley George Gawlik.

Born on December 18, 1933, in Baltimore, Maryland, she was the daughter of the late Felix and Waleria (Puk) Lewandowski.

Helen is survived by two sons, Stan Gawlik (Vimol) of Urbana, MD, and Andrzej Gawlik of Poolesville, MD; one sister, Bronia Lewandowski of Arlington, VA and two grandchildren, Michelle and Samantha Gawlik.

Helen was preceded in death by one brother, Felix Lewandowski and one sister, Angela Smith.

She grew up in Baltimore near Patterson Park and spent her early years in New York working for the Hecht Co as a model, fashion coordinator and sales person. She moved back to Baltimore to work for the Central Intelligence Agency in Washington DC. Then choosing to work closer to home she took a job at Gunther Brewery in Baltimore.  Helen met her future husband at a Polish Dance at the Polish Club of Washington in Chevy Chase on May 23rd 1964. She would give birth to her two boys in the late 60s and start a career as a legal secretary for local law firms in Montgomery County. Helen loved plants, flowers and gardening; was a member of the Monocacy Garden Club. After her husband’s death she returned his ashes to Poland to be interred at the Polish Naval Cemetery in 2006. Helen spent the remainder of her life just outside of Poolesville watching the local wild life in her yard and enjoyed the visits of her two grandchildren.

The family will be receiving friends on March 25th from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd, Barnesville, MD, where a prayer service will begin at noon.  Helen will be inurned in St. Mary’s Catholic Church Cemetery, Barnesville, MD following the service.

William "Bill" Baltzer Fox

William “Bill” Baltzer Fox, 90, of Dickerson, MD, passed away on March 18, 2022.

He was the loving husband to JoAnn Emma (Marose) Fox.


Born on August 21, 1931, in Washington, DC, he was the son of the late William Guy and Ethel Nancy (Larkin) Fox.

Bill is survived by four children; Rebecca Schreffler (Victor) of Yuba City, CA, Dorothy Jury (Lon) of Lititz, PA, Jennifer Karschner (Shorty) of Dickerson, MD and William B. Fox ll (Elayne) of Largo, Fl., eleven grandchildren: Jonathan Schreffler, Andrea (Schreffler) Taylor, and Stephen Schreffler; Helaine Henry, Laura Skakle, Sam and Maddy Lehr, Logan, Erin and  Kaylin Jury, and Kevin Fox, two great grandchildren; Jackson and Kyle Skakle, four siblings; Walter Guy Fox of CA, Nancy Judd (Richard) of CT, James “Buddy” Fox (Karla) of CT and Ann Stensland of IA.

Bill was preceded in death by two daughters; Joan Marucci and Ida Fox Leppo.


Married to JoAnn for more than 69 years, Bill was a devoted husband and father; his family was held dearest to his heart. He was extremely proud of his service in the Air Force at Loring Air Force base, in Maine, during the Korean War. Most recently he was an active member of the Korean War Veterans Association, Chapter #142. After graduating from the University of Oregon’s School of Architecture, perhaps one of Bill’s biggest accomplishments was becoming an Architect, his profession from 1960 until the present day. He was a member of the American Institute of Architects. He designed many buildings including houses, churches, hospitals, schools, government buildings, including buildings in national and county parks, as well as completing several historic renovations. He was an advocate for the disabled and barrier free architecture. In 1968 he was appointed by the Governor of Maryland to serve on the Maryland Governors Committee to Promote Employment for the Disabled where he served for 25 years. He received multiple awards for his work on barrier free architecture. One of his most rewarding projects was the house that he designed and built, where he lived for more than 50 years until his passing. In the late 1970s Bill renewed his teenage passion for antique cars and purchased a 1934 Ford V8 Fordor. This purchase led to the purchase of two other 1934 Fords. He became a lifelong member of the Early Ford V8 Club of America—National Capital (#36) and Northern Virginia (#96) Regional Groups—as well as the Early Ford V8 Foundation. His passion for the antique Ford V8’s, along with his love of architecture, collided into what Bill would most likely consider his crowning achievement—his design and construction of The Early Ford V8 Foundation Museum, located in Auburn, Indiana. Bill’s award winning 1934 Ford V8 Roadster, proudly donated to the museum by Bill in 2020, is now part of museum display.


The family will be receiving friends on Friday, March 25th from 10:00 to 11:00 AM at St. Peters Episcopal Church, 20100 Fisher Ave., Poolesville, MD, where Bill was a longtime faithful attender.  The funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM.  Bill will be laid to rest at Monocacy Cemetery, Beallsville, MD, following the service.

In Lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Early Ford V8 Foundation Museum, P.O. Box 284, Auburn, IN 46706

Chief Emeritus George T. Hillard

Chief Emeritus George T. Hillard, 93, of Poolesville, MD, passed away on March 20, 2022. 


George served as Fire Chief at Montgomery County Station #14, Upper Montgomery County Volunteer Fire Department (UMCVFD), for 39 years, retiring as Chief in 1998. He joined the fire department in 1953, inspired by a major fire that destroyed two buildings, heavily damaged his original plumbing shop, and threatened his home. George was an active member of the Department for 69 years and was inducted to the Montgomery County Firefighter Hall of Fame in 1979. In 2001, an award in his name was implemented, recognizing his contributions and leadership to the citizens and Montgomery County Fire Rescue Service (MCFRS). It was once written that he was “cited for outstanding service while transforming the fire rescue unit into one of the finest in Montgomery County and in all of Maryland.” George was the recipient of multiple awards from MCFRS, the Maryland State Firemen's Assoc. (MSFA), UMCVFD, Montgomery County Volunteer Fire Rescue Association (MCVFRA), and the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce.


As Montgomery County’s senior Chief, George served on many committees over the years, contributing to various activities, too numerous to mention, often at a personal and financial sacrifice to his family, his business, and himself. He was described as the “living definition” of a volunteer who made enormous contributions to Poolesville and the Upper Montgomery County region.


In addition to his fire service, George also served as a Poolesville Town Commissioner for 14 years between 1960 and the mid 70s, helping to implement the water treatment system. In 1948, George opened Poolesville Plumbing and Heating. As a Master Plumber and President of the corporation he worked alongside his wife Katheryn, daughter Kathy, grandsons Brian and Dan, son-in-law David, and his lifelong friend Allen. As a culmination and celebration of his accomplishments, George was honored locally as the 2014 Poolesville Day Grand Marshall.


George loved playing on the firehouse softball team, on the field since named in his honor. He enjoyed sharing a beer and conversation with friends at “the club” where he had a reserved seat. When he could get away to his house on the Eastern shore, George loved fishing and crabbing with friends and family on his beloved boat "Miss Katheryn." He was an avid hunter and enjoyed many years of hunting with his sons-in-law. George and his wife Katheryn were well known for their annual Christmas Eve open house. He was a friend and mentor to many, always had an open door, an open mind, an open heart, and fantastic stories to share.


In his retirement, George enjoyed time spent with his coffee club friends at McDonalds, rotating nightly dinners with his daughters, and many adventures with granddaughter Isabella.


George is survived by five dedicated daughters and sons-in-law: Katheryn “Kathy” and David Jeffers of Poolesville MD, Diane and Robert Taylor of Poolesville, MD, Betty Lou and Greg Nichols of Knoxville, MD, Patty Menke of Barnesville, MD, Elizabeth Hillard of Poolesville, MD; 12 incredibly proud grand-children: Rob Taylor, Meredith Menke (Dave Coker), Melissa Morrow, Crystal Kampf (Jason), Dan Taylor (Marissa), Jason Nichols (Aimee), Brian Jeffers (Beth), Craig Gaddis, Jaimee Hammerman (Jeremy), Samantha Drake (Richard), Jordan Domalik (Doug), Isabella Lawbaugh; 24 great-grandchildren; and siblings: Jane Bryan of Rockville, MD, James Burdette (Nina) of Mercersburg, PA, and brother-in-law Cliff Bower of Dawsonville, MD.


George was preceded in death by his loving wife Katheryn (Breeden), infant son George David,  parents Paul Hillard and Margaret Burdette, stepfather Lawrence Burdette, and siblings John Burdette, Sr. and Evelyn Bower, son-in-law Peter Menke, and brothers-in-law Jimmy Bryan and Jack Shannon.


Special thanks to the Glass, Bodmer, and Bliss families, his Firehouse family, John “Scoop” Thompson, Donna Mitchell, and Allen Kitzmiller for their years of dedication, friendship, love, and support of George and family.


Services will be held on April 2, 2022, 11:00 am, at Our Lady of the Presentation Church in Poolesville, MD, followed by an honorable firehouse procession, to the UMCVFD in Beallsville, MD, sounding the original UMCVFD siren, before being laid to rest at Monocacy Cemetery in Beallsville. After the burial, a celebration of life reception will be held at St. Mary’s Pavilion in Barnesville, MD. All are welcome to attend and encouraged to share memories and stories about George.


In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Upper Montgomery County Volunteer Fire Department’s Pavilion Project, in honor of George T. Hillard - forever our hero, Daddy, Pawpaw, and Chief.

Carolyn Wood Harmer

Carolyn Wood Harmer, 92, of Atlanta, Georgia, passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 24, 2022.  Born July 31, 1929, she was the daughter of the late George T. and Diana T. Wood and sister of the late Mary Martha Wood and Virginia Lee (Wood) McClelland.

Carolyn spent most of her childhood in the Washington, DC area and graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in 1947.  She attended George Washington University where she studied art history and psychology.  She was married in 1952 to the late Don S. Harmer and spent the next seven years living in Santa Monica, California and Stony Brook (Long Island), New York.  In 1959, she relocated to Atlanta, Georgia, where she spent the rest of her life raising her family and pursuing a wide range of personal interests, including rooting for the Atlanta Braves, watching ACC basketball and actively participating in the lives of her grandchildren.

Carolyn was devoted to her family, and her beautiful life will be forever cherished in their memories.  She is survived by three daughters, Diana H. Brown (William) of Atlanta, Georgia, Katherine H. Lucey (Rev. David) of Great Falls, Virginia, and Dr. Nancy H. Wiggers (Andrew) of Atlanta, Georgia.  She was blessed with 12 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren, all of whom lovingly called her MomMom.

A private family memorial service has been planned.  Interment will be at a family gravesite at Monocacy Cemetery in Beallsville, Maryland.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests that a donation be made to a charity of your choice in honor of Carolyn W. Harmer. 

Eugene Louis Barker

Eugene “Gene” Louis Barker, 74, of Germantown, MD, passed away on March 7, 2021.

Gene was born on August 27, 1946 in Maryland and was the loving husband to Nancy Barker.

Along with his wife, Gene is survived by his son; Bradley E. Barker, wife, Mary and two grandchildren; Peter John Barker and Kolbe James Barker.

Eugene served his country for 24 years in the Navy Armed Forces.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, March 19th at 10:30 AM at Mother Seton Parish, 19951 Father Hurley Blvd, Germantown, MD 20874. Family will receive friends from 10:00 to 10:30 AM prior to Mass.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to Mother Seton Parish or a charity of your choice. 

Robert Wade Deadrick

Robert “Bobby” Wade Deadrick, 62, of Boyds, MD, passed away on March 8, 2021.

Born on December 30, 1958 in Maryland, he was the son of Robert and Til (Wade) Deadrick.

Bobby is survived by his daughter Kristen Faulconer and seven grandchildren.

Ronald J. Harner

Ronald J. Harner, 63, of Boyds, died on March 20, 2021.

Born on March, 30, 1957, he was the son of Doris E. Harner and the late Harry L. Harner.

Surviving besides his mother is one son, Devin Harner of West Virginia; two sisters, Patsy Taylor of New Market, MD, Janet Lawless of Gaithersburg, MD and one grandson, Blake Harner.

Ronald was preceded in death by one brother, Harry Lee Harner, Jr.

Graveside services will be held at 11 AM on Friday March 26 at the Boyds Presbyterian Church Cemetery, 19901 White Ground Road, Boyds, MD.

Judith H. Jernberg

Judith H. Jernberg, 71, of Rockville, MD, passed away on March 27, 2021.

She was the loving wife to the late Weldon Maize.

Born on September 28, 1949 in Topeka, KS, she was the daughter to the late Marvin Gustave and Helen Grace (Hazlitt) Jernberg.

Judy is survived by one son; Brian Sparkman of Virginia and one sister; Beverly Jernberg of Maryland.

She was preceded in death by one sister; Nancy Jernberg and one brother; Conrad Jernberg.

Henry John Haeberle, Jr.

Henry John Haeberle, Jr., of Damascus, Maryland passed away on Friday, March 26, 2021 from heart failure while working in his yard that he loved.

Born on May 14, 1940 in Washington, D.C., he was the son of the late Edna and Henry John Haeberle, Sr.

Henry is survived by his wife of almost 50 years, Jennifer Haeberle, sister-in-law; Mildred (Biddie) Piasecki, nephew; Daniel Benjamin (Puff) Piasecki, wife Veronica and their daughter Alexis, who Henry loved as if they were truly his children. He is also survived by many more treasured family and friends.

The family will be holding private services with his final resting place at Mount Olivet Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to a charity of your choice or to Shriners Hospitals for Children.

Franklin D. Holt, Jr

Franklin D. Holt, Jr, 53, of Poolesville, MD took his final Harley ride up the Stairway to Heaven on March 4, 2020 and was reunited with his daughter Christina.Born on July 17, 1966, in Maryland, he was the beloved son of Franklin and Judith Holt.Franklin had a love for hunting and fishing and was a member of the VFWA Cabin John Post 5633.Along with his parents, he is survived by his three children; Timothy Franklin Holt, Melody Lynn Holt, Donald William Holt; two sisters, Ann Marie Holt-Tuck, Frances Holt-Payne and one grandchild.He was preceded in death by his daughter Christina D. Holt.A memorial service will be announced at a later date.

William “Bill” Fowler

William “Bill” Fowler, Sr., 82, of Frederick, MD passed away on March 5, 2020.

Bill was the loving husband to the late Mary Louise Fowler.

Born on May 8, 1937, in Virginia, he was the son of the late Charles Grundy and Jinnie Mae Fowler.

He is survived by their four children; Patricia Mills, Marie Chauncey, William Fowler, Jr., Jackie Twigg, one sister; Martha Reed, four brothers; Robert Fowler, James Fowler, Howard Fowler, Harry Fowler, ten grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Along with his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by one sister; Virginia Gravely and two brothers; Charles Fowler, Jr., Frank Fowler.

Family will receive friends on Monday, March 9 from 6-8 PM at Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd, Barnesville, MD 20838, where a funeral service will be celebrated at 11 AM on Tuesday, March 10. Interment to follow at Resthaven Memorial Gardens, 9501 Catoctin Mountain Hwy, Frederick, MD 21701.

R. Marie Smith

R. Marie Smith, 89, of Frederick, MD, passed away on March 9, 2020.

Marie was the loving wife to the late Roy Lee Smith.

Born on March 14, 1930 in Virginia, she was the daughter to the late Herbert Stokes and Cora Lee Stokes Cooley.

Marie would have celebrated her 90th birthday this upcoming Saturday. 
Surviving are three children, Jeanette Broadwater, Linda Jenkins, Thomas Smith; one sister, Alice Brinegar; three grandchildren; four great grandchildren and one great-great grandson. Marie was also loved by many nieces and nephews. 

Along with her parents and husband, Marie was preceded in death by her step-father, Marion Cooley, two brothers; Charles Stokes, Wesley Stokes and one sister; Helen Cornell.  
The family will be receiving friends on Thursday March 12 from 6-8 PM at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd. (Rt. 109), Barnesville, MD, where funeral services will be held on Friday March 13 at 10 AM.
Interment will follow in Darnestown Presbyterian Church Cemetery, 15120 Turkey Foot Rd, Gaithersburg, MD.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to either Frederick Hospice ( or the Alzheimer’s Association (

James “Jim” Welsman Napier

James “Jim” Welsman Napier, lovingly known as “Sukoshi, Jimmy, Nape, Pro, Daddy-O, Daddyyyyyyyy, My Brother, Uncle Jimmy, Schweetie and Bim Bim”, 65, of Germantown, MD passed away on March 16, 2020 surrounded by his family. Jim was the loving husband to Patricia A. Spino Napier.

Born on June 2, 1954, in Corona, CA he was the first son of the late Captain Edward Dankey Napier and Catherine Jackson Napier. He is survived by his wife and sons; Edward Michael Napier and Erik Alexander Napier, one sister; Christine Napier Louder (Daryl), two brothers; Joseph Jackson Napier, David Harrison Napier, and his beloved nieces and nephews; Matthew Woodard (Catherine), Amanda DePlour (Aleksander), Dana Woodard, Dolan Napier, Ian Napier,  Rowan Napier, Kristina Keefe (Greg), Matthew Smith and Robert Spino; and one Great Nephew; Nicholas R. Keefe. His expecting niece, Amanda, announced that her son would honor Jim with his name. He will be greatly missed by many friends, extended family and his Miniature Schnauzers, Greta (Garbo) and Heidi (Ho). He will be united with his loving family and his beloved pets; his “forever dog” Sukoshi, and Purty and Ashes.

Jim began working at Bretton Woods in 1972. He was awarded PGA membership in 1978 and became Head Professional in 1989. For 48 years he dedicated his life to the members and staff at Bretton Woods. Over that time, he introduced hundreds, if not thousands to “the game of a lifetime”. He conceived of and led many members on golf trips to Maine, Myrtle Beach, Williamsburg and Orlando. These trips fostered relationships and stories that will last a lifetime. 

Jim was an avid hunter and belonged to Izaak Walton League for many years. He especially enjoyed hunting and hours of banter with his dear friend Abe.

Jim was all about family. He made his father proud by becoming the patriarch of his family for the last 22 years. He continued many family traditions such as the annual family trip to Capon Springs & Farms, hosting holiday and family birthday parties, and his love of golf was shared with his family. Like his father, Jim’s greatest role in life was the role of father to his sons. His fatherly influence did not end with his two sons, he shared his fatherly love, devotion, and advice with all his nieces and nephews.

Jim was one of a kind. His prankster behavior was evident in every photo and his kind heart was evident in his infectious smile. He loved to play jokes on friends and colleagues, he loved people, lobsters, popcorn, blueberry pie and his dogs. Jim lived life every day.

A Celebration of Life will be held for friends and family at a later date at Bretton Woods Recreation Center, Inc.

In lieu of flowers the family asks donations be made to:

The First Tee Of Greater Washington DC  

2020 Penn. Ave. NW, #106

Washington, DC 20006

Arrangements were made by Hilton Funeral Home.

Beverly Jones Flanigan

Beverly Jones Flanigan, age 71, of Urbana, MD, passed away on March 20, 2020 at the home of her son, Joseph M. Flanigan, where she resided with him and his Family.

Born on September 11,1948, in Johnson City, TN, she was the daughter of the late Harold Henry and Hattie Masters Jones.

A Registered Nurse (RN), she received her Associate’s Degree from The University of Misssissippi Medical Center in Jackson, MS. Beverly worked as an RN for 20 years with geriatric patients at the Johns Hopkins Bay view Medical Center in Baltimore, MD. Beverly enjoyed playing the piano, reading mystery and true crime books, attending and being an active member at church, watching repeats of Forensic Files, getting her hair done, and could never say no to eating crinkle cut fries and vanilla bean or butter pecan ice cream. Perhaps most of all, she loved spending time with her Family and seeing them happy, especially her two granddaughters,who brought her endless joy.

Beverly was the loving wife to the late Michael Patrick Flanigan. Beverly is survived by her son; Joseph M. and wife Amy Flanigan of Urbana, MD, sister; Betty and husband Gene Gouge of Johnson City, TN, two grandchildren; Avery and Riley Flanigan,and several pets; cats Max, Lil’ Jerry, and Sunny and dog Lola.

Services for Beverly will be private.In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial donations be made to the Alzheimer'Association at

Catherine Louise Sadler

Catherine Louise Sadler, 86, of Chambersburg, PA, formerly of Montgomery County and
Frederick County Maryland, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on March 21, 2020.

She was the loving wife to the late Harold Robert Sadler who passed away in May 2007.
Born April 14, 1933, Catherine was the daughter of the late Raymond Joseph and Eva Lydia (Reed) Lynch. Catherine is preceded in death by her twin sister Martha Lynch, eldest son Lawrence (Larry) Sadler, and her in-laws Lawrence and Leona Sadler.

Catherine retired, after 28 years, from the Montgomery County Public Schools Transportation Department where she was a bus operator for Bus 8. She was a life member of the Rockville, Hyattstown and Damascus Ladies Auxiliary. Catherine was a delegate of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Montgomery County Volunteer Fire Association as well as a past chapter president of SEIU Local 500.

In her spare time she enjoyed game shows, country music, especially, Conway Twitty, loved to travel with her husband to visit family in Iowa and attend the Iowa State Fair. She never missed the Winchester Apple Blossom Festival and Parade in Winchester, VA and the Maryland State Fireman’s Convention and Parade in Ocean City, MD. Catherine loved to travel to Branson, MO to see her country shows.

Surviving are her children; Melinda Sadler of Williamsport, MD, Marion Haupt of Myersville, MD, Janice Boismenu of Williamsport, MD, Darlene and husband Russell Arnsparger of Hagerstown, MD, Charlie and wife Robin Sadler of Greencastle, PA, daughter-in-law; Lynn Melvin of Gaithersburg, MD, grandchildren; David and wife Amy Haupt, Heather and husband Daniel Franklin, Katie Sadler and fiancé Kelsey Burger, Joanne Ferro, Mark and wife Kathryn Ferro, Nick Boismenu, Christina and husband Darnell Hebron, Alex Boismenu, Jennifer Sadler, Timmy Sadler, great grandchildren; Kayla, Brooke, Emma, Shannen and fiancé Gabriely, Katie,
Everleigh, Isaiah, Donovan, Charlotte, David, Eliza, Mariyah, Mychael and Layla. Catherine also held a special place for her favorite cousin and friend, Elaine Heffner, lifetime best friends, Ruby Mitchell and Mickey Lewter and other numerous nieces, nephews and cousins from across the US.

Services for Catherine will be private. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

In Lieu of Flowers, donations can be made the Marion Volunteer Fire Co. #8, 5465 Molly Pitcher Hwy, Chambersburg, PA 17202 or SpiriTrust Lutheran Home Care & Hospice, 2700 Luther Dr, Chambersburg, PA 17202.

Teddy Lee Burriss, Sr.

Teddy Lee Burriss, Sr. passed from this life on March 24, 2020 in Waynesboro, PA.  He was born in Frederick, MD on March 31, 1938 to Horace and Eva Burriss. 

He grew up in Barnesville, Maryland, where he was a member of the Barnesville Baptist Church.  He attended Poolesville High School, graduating in 1957.  He was a loving and devoted husband to his high school sweetheart; Patricia Ann Burriss for 63 years. The couple resided in Barnesville, Maryland for more than 25 years and were the proud parents of fifteen children: eight boys and seven girls. 

He is survived by his spouse; Patricia Ann Burriss and fourteen of his fifteen children; Nelson Burriss (Bridget), Teddy Burriss, Jr. (Rebecca), Frederick Burriss (Laurie), Michelle Reed, Daniel Burriss,  David Burriss (Roberta), Deborah Wilson (Christopher), Lisa Burriss, Jeanette Howard, Mary O’Brien (Shane), Amy Young (Charles), Matthew Burriss, Eric Burriss (Nicole) and Beth Pearson (Brian), as well as, 33 grandchildren and 33 great grandchildren.  He is also survived by a brother; Ronald Burriss and sister; Sylvia Little.

He is preceded in death by his son; David Michael Burriss, his father; Horace Burriss, his mother; Eva Burriss, his three sisters; Betty Barnes, Jackie Ward, and Pauline Burriss, his daughter-in-law; Rhonda Burriss and his great granddaughter; Daphanie Balcharan. 

Teddy was a great provider for his family, as an electrician by trade he worked for Truland Electrical for more than 30 years until his retirement in 1999. He was member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW 26). He would also be found late into the evening working in his shop from home on several projects to provide extra income for his family.  He was a skilled metal worker, designing and fabricating numerous trailers, used for hauling vehicles, lawn equipment, and other items, which were commissioned by neighbors, friends and acquaintances.  He was also an accomplished wood worker, designing and building kitchen cabinets, furniture and other items for his home.  Shortly after his retirement to South Carolina in 2002 he began designing and creating lamps, which he generously gifted to friends and family. 

Teddy was generous with his time, love and kindness, always willing to help friends, family and neighbors.  He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

In lieu of flowers please make a donation to Children’s National Hospital (, who so compassionately cared for their infant son David Michael who died in 1961. 

Due to the current pandemic the family will not be holding viewing or funeral services at this time.  Please visit his obituary page on the Hilton Funeral Home site   A celebration of life party will be held later in the year, once this crisis is contained.

Michele Anne Cropp

Michele Anne Cropp died suddenly on March 22, 2020.  

Michele was a strong woman; she was also vibrant, passionate, funny, and totally dedicated to her family. She was one of the kindest people you would ever meet. 

She grew up in Rockville, MD and was a graduate of the University of Maryland.

In her personal life as well as her professional life, Michele was a passionate advocate for all children. She had been active with Montgomery County 4H Clubs for over 2 decades and for many years served as a livestock superintendent during the Montgomery County Agricultural Fair. As a much-loved Educational Consultant, her advocacy for children and their education contributed greatly to bettering the lives of many Montgomery County Public School students. Her advocacy will be missed by many parents and their children.

With her husband Craig, Michele dedicated the past 20+ years to raising Angus cattle on their Cropp Family Farm. She was a resounding voice for agriculture in Montgomery County.Michele was elected a two-term President of the Montgomery County Farm Bureau, a member of the Montgomery County Agricultural Advisory Committee, a member of the Montgomery Agriculture Producers, and she was active in the American Angus Association. Her very wise words and ever-sound advice will be missed by the agricultural community.Michele will remain present in this lovely 2019 urban farming documentary called,"LOSING GROUND.”  It shows her staunch commitment to agriculture. The video is provided below. 

Michele was mother of Michael Cropp; dedicated, loving step-mom to Matthew Cropp; and wife of Dr. Craig Cropp. She is also survived by her brothers David and Jim Dubinsky, and her sister Mary Dubinsky Waggoner. Michele dedicated many years taking excellent care of her father Jim(deceased in 2019) and her mother Marianne Dubinsky (deceased in 2013). 

In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to the Montgomery County Agricultural Fair with a note on the check “Michele Cropp”. A memorial bench will be placed on the Fairgrounds in 2021 to recognize her contributions to the agricultural community and the support she provided to the Fair for many years.

Memorial service arrangements are pending.

Geraldine P. Watson

Geraldine P. Watson of Clarksburg, MD passed away quietly on March 23, 2020 surrounded by her loving family. Born in Pearl River, NY to the late Victor E. Prezioso, an Italian immigrant who landed at Ellis Island and his wife Marguerite. Geraldine was one of seven children.


After graduating high school, she moved to Washington DC and worked for the U.S. Treasury where she met her future husband, Robert who was an economist. Geraldine was always up for an adventure or having fun with her family whether petting baby white Bengal tigers in India, climbing to the top of the Arc de Triumph in Paris or taking in a play in London’s West End. She even fulfilled her lifelong dream of skydiving at the age of 85 over San Diego, CA!


Married 49 years, Geraldine was predeceased by her husband. She is survived by her daughter Bonnie of Clarksburg, MD, her son Bob and his wife Kathy of Irvine, CA, her daughter Ruth of Berryville, VA, two brothers Ronald Prezioso of Virginia Beach, VA and Fred Prezioso of Tecumseh, MI; two grandchildren, Christopher of Damascus, MD and Brent of Clarksburg, MD; two great grandchildren, Angelina and Diego and many grandnieces and grandnephews.


 In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to the American Heart Association,


Services for Geraldine will be private.

Lillian Holt Smith

Lillian Holt Smith “Pinkie” of Adamstown, Maryland passed away March 26th , 2020 at the age of 96.
Pinkie was born in Smithfield, RI the oldest and last remaining of the four children of the late Harold and Mabel (Hassum) Holt of Warwick Neck, RI.

Upon graduation from the Samuel Gorton High School in Providence, she completed her nursing education at the New England Baptist Hospital School of Nursing (Class of 44) in Boston, MA. Pinkie then joined the Army Nurse Corps “hoping to see the world”, but as a highly valued Operating Room nurse, her skills kept her stateside working with orthopedic and plastic surgeons doing reconstructive surgery at the Cushing General Hospital in Farmington, MA, a military hospital for soldiers wounded during
WWII. After the war, she continued OR nursing at the Gallinger Hospital in Washington DC. It was there that she met her husband of 47 years, the late (1995) Gordon Murdoch Smith MD, playing in a hospital league baseball game.

Pinkie devoted her early married life to helping her husband establish his family practice in Upper Montgomery County, and in raising their 2 sons, Geoffrey and Timothy in Barnesville. She was an avid volunteer in the community serving at the YWCA, the Red Cross, and her favorite, the Frederick Memorial Hospital ED from 1984-2003. She served on the Board of Directors for the Red Cross, and was a past president of the Montgomery Co. Medical Aux. She was a member of Frederick Memorial Hospital
Aux and the Frederick Memorial Medical Society. At Buckingham’s Choice, where she lived for the past 13 years, she volunteered in the gift shop, and was the cluster chair for her floor, welcoming new residents. She was an active participant in the Episcopal congregation.

She is survived by her son Geoffrey Murdoch Smith (wife Lynn) of Reisterstown, Maryland and son Timothy Holt Smith (wife Lynn) of Pasadena, Maryland. Grandchildren, Megan Roberts (John), Abigail Tower (Jason), Jared Smith (Beth), Andrew Smith (Tabitha), Patrick Smith (Katelyn), Jason Langley (Bethany), and 10 great grandchildren. She is also mourned by many friends.
A celebration of her life will be scheduled for a future date at Buckingham’s Choice in Adamstown, Maryland, where she resided until her passing.

If desired, memorial donations can be made in her name to:
KAT6A Foundation
3 Louise Drive
West Nyack, NY 10994
Or online at:

Wilmer L. Realpe Cabrera

Wilmer L. Realpe Cabrera, 60, passed away on March 4, 2019. Born on March 21, 1958 in La Fama,
Sucumbíos, Ecuador. Son of Victor Hugo Realpe Bravo and Ines Rosario Cabrera Ortiz.
Wilmer was a devoted husband to America Elizabeth Narvaez de Realpe and an exceptional father to
Katherine Soledad Realpe Narvaez and Wilmer Bladimir Realpe Narvaez.
Wilmer leaves behind a legacy of hard work and dedication serving the Montgomery County Public
School System for over 15 years (November, 2003). Wilmer was a gifted volleyball player and a soccer,
boxing and mixed martial arts enthusiast.
Wilmer will always be remembered and loved by his entire family. Specially by:
Brothers: Oswaldo, Darwin, Milton, Esteban, Ramiro, Hugo and Freddy Realpe Cabrera.
Sisters: Melva, Graciela, Lilian Realpe Cabrera and Oliva Cabrera.
Parents in law: Segundo Sebastian Narvaez Guayasamin and Maria Soledad Guallasamin Pillajo
Brothers in law: John Narvaez, Roberto Narvaez, Gerardo Tulcan and Wilson Burbano
Sisters in law: Teresa Narvaez, Elsa Ortiz, Teresa Chalacan, Alicia Ortiz, Luz Ortiz, Flor Zuniga and
Guillermina Pacheco
Nephews: John Narvaez, Victor Realpe, Nicholas Narvaez, Sami Suprasindhu.
Nieces: Diana Narvaez, Abigail and Victoria Narvaez Muñoz, Ximena Realpe, Suyanna Suphasinghu,
Tulcan Realpe family, Realpe Zuniga family, Realpe Ortiz family, Realpe Chalacan family, Burbano
Cabrera family.

James W. (Jimmy) Loy Sr.

James W. (Jimmy) Loy Sr., 82, of Clarksburg, MD, passed away on March 7, 2019 at the age of 82, following a lengthy illness.Jimmy was born on October 30, 1936, in Clarksburg, MD, to the late Lance and Lucille Loy.Jimmy worked for the Montgomery County Government for 34 years as a tree foreman. On August 5, 1958, he married the love of his life, Lorraine Quesenberry. Together, they raised a daughter, Debbie Mikus, and son James Loy Jr.Jimmy had a passion for life and his family. He loved his wife Lorraine with all his heart and was a loving, devoted father and grandfather. He treasured time with his family and friends above everything else.Jimmy’s life was centered around helping others; He found his greatest joy in being there for anybody in need. He took great pride in his yard and enjoyed working in it every day.Jimmy is survived by his wife of 60 years, Lorraine, daughter, Debbie Mikus, son, James Loy Jr.and wife Audrey, three grandchildren, Melanie Mikus, Erika Loy, and Elizabeth Loy, a nephew Silas Loy, and an aunt, Agnes Rabbitt.The family will receive friends on Monday, March 11 from 1-3 PM and 6-8 PM at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd. (Rt. 109), Barnesville MD ( graveside service will be held at 9 AM on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at the Clarksburg Methodist Church Cemetery, 23425 Spire Street, Clarksburg, MD followed by an 11 A memorial service at Gaithersburg Church of the Nazarene, 8921 Warfield Rd., Gaithersburg,MD. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Parkinson’s Foundation( or The Dementia Society of America (

Stanley Wilson Munday

Stanley Wilson Munday, Sr., previously of Myrtle Beach, SC, passed away on March 11, 2019, at Frederick Memorial Hospital, after a very tenacious battle with Dementia.  Stan’s beloved spouse, Jane Munday, predeceased him on February 12, 2016.

Stan was born October 9, 1942, in Dickerson, MD, to the late Turner G. and Lillie (Painter) Munday.

He grew up in Olney, MD and at the age of nineteen joined the U.S. Army.  Stan was honorably discharged in 1968.   Following his career in the Army Stan became an accomplished carpenter and enjoyed making one-of-a-kind pieces for his family.  In Stan’s spare time you could often find him cruising on his Harley Davidson motorcycle, flying his plane or enjoying a nice meal with his wife.  Although Stan was an accomplished carpenter his true passion was aviation.  He enjoyed flying the skies of Myrtle Beach, SC or visiting his family in Maryland.

Stan will be remembered by his sons, Stanley W. Munday, Jr. (Cathleen) of Thurmont, MD and Richard W. Munday, Sr.; grandchildren Hunter Munday, Myersville, MD, Jennifer M. Toms (Michael) of Thurmont, MD, and Richard W. Munday, Jr. of Mt. Airy, MD; brothers, Donald Munday (Pat) Myrtle Beach, SC and Charles Munday of Jefferson, MD; and numerous nieces and nephews.  Stan is also survived by his beloved friends Tim Duncan of Myrtle Beach, SC and Harvey Moore of Adamstown, MD.

He was predeceased by his son, David E. Munday, and his brother, Walter G. Munday.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, March 17, 2019 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Road (Rt. 109), Barnesville, MD 20838 (, where funeral services will be held at 11 am on Monday March 18.

Interment will follow in Darnestown Presbyterian Church Cemetery, 15120 Turkey Foot Road, Darnestown, MD 20878.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Stan’s name to the Alzheimer’s Association or a charity of the donor’s choosing.

Chad Anthony Quaglietta

Chad Anthony Quaglietta, age 30, passed away on Sunday March 31, 2019 at Frederick Memorial Hospital after a long and valiant battle with Cancer. Born December 3, 1988 as a preemie at Children’s Hospital in Washington DC, Chad was a born warrior. His family moved to Houston Texas when he was 1 and he lived there until age 15, when he moved to Jersey City,New Jersey. There he attended Hudson Catholic High School and although his time in Jersey was short, in true Chad fashion, he made lifelong friendships with his easy spirit and welcoming smile. Upon graduation, Chad made his way back full circle and returned to the DC area calling Poolesville, MD home. He attended Salisbury University and graduated with a BA degree; not letting grass grow under his feet, he began working as a technical recruiter. He was employed at Experis in Gaithersburg MD at the time of his diagnosis in 2016. Chad was a gentle soul who never met a stranger and always greeted everyone with his dynamic smile and positive attitude. It is no secret why he had so many friends. Over the last 2 years, Chad could be seen taking long daily walks throughout Poolesville where he met and made many friends along the way. Although Chad lived in various places, his heart always remained in Texas where he spent most of his life.Chad is preceded in death by his father Anthony Charles Quaglietta. He is survived by his brother and best friend Erik Quaglietta of Frederick, MD. His grandparents Tom and Patsy Dillingham of Poolesville, MD and Frank and Barbara Quaglietta of North Myrtle Beach, SC. His Aunts and Uncles: Shannon and Stephen Keeper of Frederick, MD, April and Buzz Campo of Frederick, MD, Bonnie and Joe Lopes of North Attleboro, MA, and Patty and Paul Toste of Hillsborough, NJ. His cousins: Morgan and Chad Smith of Frederick, MD, Heather and Freddie Blanchard of Attleboro, MA, Stephanie and Kevin Leonard of Quincy, MA, Mike and Meghan Toste of Smithsburg, MD, Megan and Robbie Falzarano of Frederick, MD and Matt Toste of Hillsborough, NJ. Chad also had an amazing group of friends that were like family and some he considered brothers: Jud Osborn (Amy) of Houston, Texas, Ray Burke (Allison) of Houston,Texas and Josh Lipinski-McHale (Taylor) of Bayonne, NJ. As well as, Christine Lipinski (MissChris). Not to mention all of his friends’ children that called him Uncle Chad.The Family will be receiving friends on Friday, April 5Th from 5-8pm at Our Lady of the Presentation, 17220 Tom Fox Avenue, Poolesville, MD 20837 A Funeral service will be held on Saturday, April 6th at 10:30am followed by Mass at Our Lady of the presentation.Please feel free to wear a pair of “fun” socks in Chad’s honor as he wore them every day.In Lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Chad Quaglietta’s name to:Testicular Cancer Awareness Foundation.202 North Avenue #305Grand Junction, CO 81501

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