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Mary Harris


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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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