Eleanor Jeraline Collins

Eleanor Jeraline Collins, 82, of Dickerson, MD, passed from this life on May 3, 2017, surrounded by loving family.

Born on May 1, 1935, in Montgomery County, Maryland, she was the daughter of Reginald Eugene Lowe and Ruth Helen Crawford.

Eleanor is survived by her five children, Ruthie Kelley, Bobbie Thompson and husband Butch, Vickie Littleton, Betty Ray and husband Raymond, Sr., Artie Kelley and wife Bonnie; four stepchildren, Cindy Surber, Douglas Collins, Jeff Collins, Patsy Gross; one brother, Norman Lowe and wife, Terri; 23 grandchildren; 44 great-grandchildren; 12 great-great-grandchildren; 7 step-grandchildren; and 10 step-great-grandchildren.

Preceded in death by her first husband, Arthur H. Kelley, second husband, Shirley Collins, Jr.; two children, Cynthia Gilfillan, Jerry Kelley; two brothers, Lawrence Lowe, Leroy Lowe; and one sister, Jackie Christian.

Family will receive friends on Monday, May 8, 2017 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville RD, Barnesville, MD where funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on May 9, 2017. Interment to follow at Neelsville Presbyterian Church Cemetery, 20701 Frederick Rd, Germantown, MD 20876.

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Jo-Ann Arlene Patti

Jo-Ann Arlene Patti (Arlene), 52 of Gaithersburg, Maryland returned home to the Lord on Mothers’ Day, Sunday, May 8th, 2022, after succumbing to COVID at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital in nearby Rockville.


Born in York, Ontario, Canada just outside of Toronto, Arlene grew up in Ventura, California surrounded by surf, sun and orange groves. At an early age, she attended Saint Paul’s Episcopal School, where she developed her skills in piano and ballet, eventually performing the lead role in the ballet "Peter and the Wolf.”


She attended high school at Cate School on the mesa in Santa Barbara County, where she excelled at piano, drama, track and soccer. Nicknamed, “Gnarly Arly,” she played sweeper on defense, helping her team to reach the CIF playoffs in her Senior year. She also choreographed, sung and danced in Cate’s performance of "Guys and Dolls."


After earning her bachelors degree in Textile Sciences and Apparel from Cornell University, she returned to California where she met her future husband Don while working on former Oxnard Mayor Nao Takasugi’s campaign for State Assembly. The two married at Mission San Buenaventura in 1995 and then earned their MBA’s from the RH Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland, settling in the nearby area.


Her career included an Office Manager role for Nao Takasugi’s State Assembly office, a five-year stint as a Marketing Manager with Intuit, and four years as an Office Manager helping grow the family business, Intrev, while she raised her son Casey.


Her favorite position, by far, was as the Office Manager at Saint Martin of Tours Catholic School in Gaithersburg. Arlene loved to juggle the many activities necessary to keep the school operating smoothly, to visit with the many young faces who stopped by her desk, and to pass time with her friends and co-workers along the way.


A fan of animated movies, she loved watching Studio Ghibli and superhero movies with her kids, and often passed her time reading manga. She also enjoyed nurturing her two children, Casey (21) and Katelyn (14), as they matured into fine young adults. Arlene was also a parishioner at Saint Mary’s Parish and Shrine in Barnesville, where she, her two children and husband, Don, loved attending mass. 


She is survived by her two children, Casey and Katelyn; her husband, Donald (DP); her father, Erle Andrew Pearson; her mother, Alma Petronella Pearson; her brother Erle Andrew “Uncle Drew" Pearson II; her brother, Mark Adrian “Big Uncle” Pearson; her mother-in-law Peggy Patti; her sister-in-law, Sarah Molina Pearson; her brother-in-law, Michael Joseph Patti; her brother-in-law, James Edward Patti; her nephew, Mason Pearson; and her niece, Giovanna Pearson.


A visitation will be held for Arlene at Saint Mary’s Parish and Shrine, 18230 Barnesville Road in Barnesville, Maryland on Thursday, May 19, 2022 from 6 to 8PM ET. A burial mass will occur the next day, Friday, May 20 at 11AM at Saint Mary’s, followed by a luncheon in the church’s Father Reid Pavilion. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs to the funeral, which will be held in front of the outdoor altar, weather permitting. 


All should wear purple.


In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the “Arlene Patti Memorial Scholarship” by mailing a check to Saint Martin of Tours School, 115 S Frederick Ave, Gaithersburg, MD 20877 (mention “Arlene Patti” in the memo line); or, by donating via FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/donate/1948544405331482/ through June 30, 2022.

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Leonard "Stu" Dale Stuart

Leonard “Stu” Dale Stuart, 86, of Boyds, MD, passed away peacefully at his home on May 9, 2022.

Stu was the loving husband to Helga E. Solomon for thirty years. 

Born on March 7, 1936 in Iowa, he was the son to the late Raymond J. and Gladys (Hutt) Stuart. 

Along with his wife, Stu was survived by two beloved step-sons, Steven Solomon (Robin) and Mark Solomon (Janet); two children from his first wife, his daughter Suzanne Stevens (Pat) and his son Charles Stuart (Kathy); eight grandchildren, Hannah, Emma, Delaney, Riley, Jessica, Stephanie, Charlotte, Olivia; and numerous nephews and nieces in Iowa. 

Stu was preceded in death by his first wife, Elizabeth Stuart. 

In his younger days, Stu served four years in the U.S. Marine Corps, and he worked for thirty years at the National Institutes of Health Animal Center research facility in Poolesville before retiring. In his retirement, Stu loved spending time with his grandchildren and being outdoors.

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Frank J. Austin

Frank J. Austin, 83, of Poolesville, MD, passed away on May 10, 2022.

Frank was the loving husband to Louise E. Austin.

Born on February 11, 1939 in Camden, NJ, he was the son of Winfield Earl and Rachel Ann (Cahill) Austin.

Along with his wife, Frank was survived by his daughter; Michele L. Elg (Michael) of Texas, his son; Michael Francis Austin of Poolesville, MD, one brother; Ronald Austin of New Jersey, six grandchildren; and one god-child.

Frank was a man of many titles. He was known by many in his career: Journeyman, Project Lead, and Systems Engineer are just a few. His community knew him by many more: Sir Knight, Lion, Member, Parishioner. To those close to him, he was even more than any of those titles. Neighbor. Friend. Grandfather. Father. Husband. He met his lifelong love Louise in his teenage years, with whom he was together for 63 years, and married for 58.

The family will be receiving friends from 10:00-11:00 AM on Monday, May 16th at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 18230 Barnesville Road, Barnesville, MD where a Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11:00 AM.

Interment to follow in the church cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made in his memory to St. Mary’s Catholic Church, P.O. Box 67, Barnesville, MD 20838.

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Gottras A. Wise

Gottras A. Wise, 70, of Poolesville, MD, passed away on May 21, 2022.

Gottras was the loving husband to Carrie Eskridge-Wise.

Born on July 4, 1951 in Arkansas, he was the son to Gottras Lee and Beulah Lee (Hill) Wise.

Along with his wife Carrie, Gottras was survived by his children; Tonja Orso, Dexter Wise, Shanay Wise, brothers; Jyrl Wise, Garland Wise, Joseph Thorne, sisters; Lenora Wise, Mary Thorne and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.  

A celebration of life will be held from 10:00 AM- Noon on Saturday, June 4, 2022 at Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Road, Barnesville, MD.

Lisa Joyce Bain

Lisa Joyce Bain, 54, of Germantown, MD, passed away on May 25, 2022.

Born on August 8, 1967 in Ottawa, Canada, she was the daughter of Peter Randall and Joyce Marilyn (Austen) Bain. 

Along with her parents, Lisa is survived by her children; Spencer P. DesRoches, Bailey M. DesRoches, one brother; Michael P. Bain and her life partner; William F. Harral. 

Lisa was an active member of her community. She was a front desk secretary and pickleball coach at Lakelands Park Middle School, a member of the Capital Rowing Club, Fleet Feet Running Club of Gaithersburg,  Kiwanis Club, and the Journey’s Crossing Church of Germantown.

The family will be holding a memorial service at 3:00 PM on June 24th at Journey’s Crossing Church, 12900 Cloverleaf Center Drive Suite A, Germantown, MD 20874, followed by a celebration of life reception at 4:00 PM at Black Hill Regional Park, 20930 Lake Ridge Dr, Boyds, MD 20841, Pavilion C. 

In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made in Lisa’s memory to any animal rescue, mental health, or suicide prevention organization.

James D. King

It is with deepest sorrow that we advise you of the death of our Father James D. King, on Saturday, May 01, 2021, at his home in Clarksburg with his children by his bedside.

Born in Washington, D.C., Jim grew up in Montgomery County, MD. He attended Northwood High School in Silver Spring in the 1960s. After high school he enlisted in the United States Navy and served on the USS Saratoga during the Cuban Missile Crisis.

After Jim completed his service in the Navy, he attended The University of Maryland and graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Criminology and Sociology. He joined the Montgomery County Police Department in 1968 and served in the patrol division, the Traffic Squad and as a Detective. It was while serving as a property crime detective that he was assigned to investigate and eventually help solve what became a large number of residential burglaries committed by a criminal nicknamed "the obituary burglar". Amongst the many other crimes he committed, this individual would read the obituaries of his victims published in local newspapers and then burglarize their homes while they were vacant during the funeral services.

After retiring from his career with the police department, Jim fulfilled his lifetime goal of becoming an author. One of his proudest accomplishments was co-writing and publishing a book about a case he was involved in with "the obituary burglar" in the 1970s. The book is called Ghost Burglar. In 2013 the Independent Publisher Book Award's committee presented Jim and his co-author the bronze medal in the True Crime category for their work.

From his work on various property crimes, Jim developed an interest in antiques and art theft. After extensive research, he wrote several articles for the International Archive of Art and Antique Theft. This research, combined with his work on the "obituary burglar" case, led him to help write and champion a Montgomery County law that required sellers of precious metals and antiques to produce identification and the buyers to report the purchases to the police. This law became the model on which a Maryland state law was based, on behalf of which King was called on by the Maryland State Legislature to testify.

Jim is survived by his two children Amanda King and Dan King. His wife, Joanna passed away in 2005 and his daughter, Deanna passed away in 1980. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Montgomery County Police Alumni Association, Inc., Benevolent Fund, P. O. Box 291, Damascus, MD 20872-0431 or to The Kensington Volunteer Fire Department, 10620 Connecticut Ave, Kensington, MD 20895 in James King’s name.

Condolences may be sent to 15800 Comus Road, Clarksburg, MD, 20871.  

Jim's wishes were that he be cremated with no memorial service. However, due to Covid-19 restrictions there will be a celebration of life gathering at a later date.

Phillip D. Giarth

Phillip D. Giarth, 64, of Poolesville, MD, passed away on May 3, 2021 at home.

He was the loving husband to Cheryl Kenly.

Born on April 27, 1957, in Washington, D.C., he was the son of the late George Albert Jr. and Shirley Ann (Deffer) Giarth.

Along with his wife, Phillip is survived by his four children; Phillip Arthur Giarth, wife, Ly Vu of Miami, FL, Heather Marie Giarth of Miami, FL, Melissa Ann Armenta, husband, Jorge of Cottonwood Heights, UT, Danni Baird of CA, four grandchildren; Veronica, Nicolas, Charles, Riley, one sister; Nina Rejonis, husband, Gary of Smithburg, MD, six nieces; Hollie Rejonis, husband, Clifford, Carrie Rejonis, Lorrie Rejonis Trader, husband, Dave, Carley Kenly, Jennifer Van Gilder, Emily McConaughey, four nephews; Connor Kenly, Cody Kenly, Brian Van Gilder, Christian Rejonis, and thirteen great-nieces and nephews; Brenton, Samantha, Dalton, Cameron, Carson, Mackenzie, Braxton, Cason, Ristynn, Brantley, Renee, Liam, Corbin. And his loving dogs Memphis, Faith, Hope and Chase.

Phillip was a member of the NRA, Elks Lodge, Izaak Walton, Nascar, Twin Cedar Hunt Club, Rappahannock River Retriever Club and the Bass Pro Club.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made in his memory to the Cancer Society

Phillip will lay to rest at a private ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery. 

Samuel Peter Tom, Jr.

Samuel Peter Tom, Jr., 58, of Monrovia, Maryland, passed away peacefully on May 5, 2021 with his family by his side.

He was the loving husband to Jennifer Tom.  They were married on May 25, 1991.

Born on May 9, 1962 in Fairchance, Pennsylvania, he was the son of Samuel Peter, Sr. and the late Pauline Leilamae (Long) Tom.  Sam served six years in the Pennsylvania Army National Guard as an Infantry Medic, and 20 years in the United States Navy, ending his career as a First Class Petty Officer.

Along with his wife, Sam is survived by his two children; Samuel Peter Tom, III, Heather Marie Tom, two brothers; Louis Tom and wife Carol, Michael Tom and wife Barbara, four sisters; Patti Socling and husband Dennis, Peggy Varto, Pamela Elwell and husband Michael, Paula Branthoover and husband Alvin, numerous nieces and nephews and many friends.  In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by brother-in-law Stephen Varto.

Sam loved the Pittsburgh Steelers, golfing, and most of all spending time with friends and family.  He was passionate about hunting and fishing, which he shared with his son, brothers, nephews, and friends.  He also enjoyed hosting and cooking for the Tom Family Annual Labor Day Party.

The family will be receiving friends on Tuesday, May 11, 2021 from 6:00-8:00 PM at Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Road, Barnesville, Maryland 20838.  A Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, May 12, 2021 at 11:00 AM at St. Ignatius of Loyola Catholic Church, 4103 Prices Distillery Rd, Ijamsville, Maryland 21754 where a graveside service will follow at All Souls Cemetery, 11401 Brink Rd, Germantown, Maryland 20876.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in his memory to Fisher House Foundation or Donate Life America.

Brent A. Johnson

Brent A. Johnson, 38, of Germantown, MD, passed away on May 14, 2021.

Born on May 25, 1982 in Rockville, Maryland, he was the son to Gary W. and Janet M. (Sprinkle) Johnson.

Along with his parents, Brent is survived by his brother; Bryan C. Johnson, fiancé; Crystal Ferrell, grandmothers; Lois Sprinkle, Alice M. Stanton, three uncles; Joseph Stanton, Joseph (Jack) Sprinkle, Jr., Michael Sprinkle, two aunts; Kimberly Stanton, Lynn Sprinkle and numerous Cousins, Nieces and Nephews.

Brent was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps, loved to hunt and fish in his spare time and was an avid Redskins fan.

The family will be receiving friends on Thursday, May 20th from 6:00-8:00 PM at Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Road, Barnesville, MD. A graveside service will be held on Friday, May 21st at 11:00 AM at Boyds Presbyterian Church Cemetery, 19901 White Ground Rd, Boyds, MD 20841.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made in his memory to Operation Second Chance, 20251 Century Blvd, Ste 130 Germantown, MD 20874, https://operationsecondchance.org/donate-now/.

Dr. R. Thomas Walker, Jr.

Dr. R. Thomas Walker, Jr., 84, of Boyds, MD, passed away on May 29, 2021 at home.


He was the loving husband to Kathleen East Walker.


Born October 28, 1936 in Washington, D.C., he was the son of the late Robert Thomas and Margaret Virginia Muehlhauser Walker.

Along with his wife, Tom is survived by his three children: Allison Walker Fiore, husband Stephen of Orlando, FL, Kate Walker De Mattos, husband Herbert of Boyds, MD, Matthew Walker of Warrenton, VA, two sisters; Ellen Carr of Ellicott City, MD, Merrellyn Fields of Jessup, MD, brother-in-law; E. William Fields, and five grandchildren; Alexis East Fiore, Lia Marie Fiore, Caelan Thomas Connolly, Liam Walker Connolly and Ryan Hendry Walker..


Tom  graduated from Montgomery Blair High School in 1954 where he made lifelong friends while playing football.  Tom, along with several of “The Buds,” went on to play football for Montgomery College, and their successes earned them admission into the Montgomery College Athletic Hall of Fame.  Tom was inducted twice; once as an individual and then as a member of the only Montgomery College football team to win a bowl game.


From MC Tom attended George Washington University before settling on Hiram College where he majored in History, played football and met his future wife, Kathleen East.


After earning a bachelor’s degree in History from Hiram, Tom entered the Army and was assigned to Military Intelligence and stationed in Germany. His tour in Germany further enhanced his love of German history, culture and language.


Upon returning to the U.S. Tom married Kathleen, and they moved to Columbus, Ohio where Tom entered graduate school.  He earned his doctoral degree in German military history from the Ohio State University, and added to his group of lifelong friends. 


Having attended Montgomery College, it was always Tom’s ambition to return to MC as a professor.  He started his career at the Takoma Park campus and then became a founding faculty member of the Germantown Campus.  In his 30 year career as a professor, Tom inspired thousands of students, and fulfilled his mission of supporting students as they embarked upon their collegiate and career goals.


However, his love of learning and teaching made the most profound impact on his children.  Allison is an elementary school Art teacher, her husband Steve is a Professor at University of Central Florida, Kate teaches ESOL for Montgomery County Public Schools and Matthew has a Ph.D. in U.S. Foreign Relations and International History from the University of Nebraska. 


Tom was a member of the Sugarloaf Congregation of Unitarian Universalists.  


In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations be made to the “Montgomery College Foundation.” On the memo line, write “R. Thomas Walker Athletic Endowed Scholarship for the Humanities,” and mail to Montgomery College Foundation, 9221 Corporate Blvd, Rockville, MD 20850. To make a secure online donation, please visit www.montgomerycollege.edu/onlinegiving and, when prompted, write in “R. Thomas Walker Athletic Endowed Scholarship for the Humanities.” 


He will always be remembered for his warm hospitality, his friendly demeanor, his humor and his intellectual contributions to any conversation. 

Mary Chirigos

Mary Chirigos, age 92, died on Sunday morning, May 10, 2020 in Casey House, a Montgomery County Hospice facility. Her memorial service will be held at Arlington National Cemetery when she will be interred with her husband Dr. Michael Chirigos, at a date to be determined.

Mary was a vivacious, outgoing volunteer and philanthropist, and dedicated her life to supporting her husband, children, grandchildren and great-grandchild.  Mary was a patient advocate volunteer at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda, following the death of her husband, Dr. Mike Chirigos in 2007 through 2019.  She earned the respect and the love of all the volunteers and patients at Suburban and was blessed to receive her final care there following her stroke on April 28, 2020, as well as at Casey House for compassionate care in her final days on this earth.  Mary was a founding member of the St. George Greek Orthodox Church in Bethesda, Maryland, and was the first President of the Ladies Philoptochos at St. George.  Along with the other founding members, she helped to organize the church, and school on the existing property and later built the church and the N.I.H. Kollecas House for families of patients at the N.I.H.  These services to her community were dear to Mary’s heart. Mary was a gourmet chef, an avid reader, competitive bridge player and social to her core.  She enjoyed her many travels around the world with her husband and developed life-long friends in other countries, serving as a godmother in Japan and in Germany. 

Mary was born in Wilmington, Delaware on November 1, 1927 to Eleftherios Lazopoulos and Fevronia Evlombiadis Lazopoulos.  Mary was predeceased by her beloved son Michael Anthony Chirigos, Jr. on August 15, 1995, and her devoted husband, Dr. Michael Anthony Chirigos on June 9, 2007.  Mary is survived by her daughters, Nia Chirigos Cresham and son-in-law John Cresham, and Melanie Ann Dahlen and son-in-law Garth Dahlen, and daughter-in-law Patrice Chirigos Kelly.  Mary adored her many grandchildren, Alia Cresham Hensel and grandson-in-law Ben Hensel and great-grandson Jack Hensel; grandsons and granddaughters, John Thomas Cresham, Michael Anthony Cresham, Marisa Fevronia Cresham, Christopher Ryker Chirigos and granddaughter-in-law Gillian, Deanna Nicole Chirigos, Shelby Ann Dahlen, Allyson Sarah Dahlen and Maxwell Todd Dahlen. 

Mary’s zest for life and genuine interest in all of those around her will be missed and admired by her family and friends.  We thank Brightview West End for her enjoyable last few years there, Suburban Hospital for their attention and care for her, and Casey House for their compassionate care in her last days.  In lieu of flowers the family asks for donations to be made to the Disabled American Veterans Fund or the Fisher House Foundation.

Arrangements were made by Hilton Funeral Home. 

Marian Mae (Luck) Belt

Marian Mae (Luck) Belt (88), of Dickerson, MD, peacefully passed on Wednesday May 13, 2020 in her home, surrounded by her daughters. She was preceded in death by her husband, Allen K. Belt (2015), and her only son, Benjamin Belt (1976). 

Marian was a beloved matriarch and a true caregiver to her family and community.  She could be found sewing for her children and grandchildren or cooking and serving anyone who made their way to her table at lunchtime. She rejoiced in the Lord as part of her church choir and basked in His glory in the warmth of the summer sun. If she wasn’t bringing sweet tea to the fields, she was mowing them herself. She could find a four-leaf clover looking for a bolt dropped in the grass. Though she was one lucky lady, it was her family who felt the fortune of her love. 

She is survived by one brother, Albert Luck and three daughters, Brenda Belt of Barnesville, MD, Debra (Michael) Benson of Dickerson, MD, and Sandy (Donn) Ward of Sharpsburg, Georgia. She leaves behind grandchildren, Kelly Haga, Rick Kimmel, Joe Kimmel, Jamie Krute, Andrew Benson, Janet O’Meara, and Jenna Buehler, along with ten, precious great-grandchildren. 

A private service will be held in celebration of Marian’s life. 

Remus Hungerford

Remus Hungerford passed peacefully in his home on May 15, 2020, with his wife and family at his side. 

He is survived by his beloved wife, Carol Hungerford, his brother Charles Edward Hungerford, and his three children, Peggy Sue Bancroft, Mark Hungerford, and Matthew Hungerford, 10 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, and many nephews and nieces. 

He is preceded in death by his mother, Earva Mathias Hungerford and father, James Thomas Hungerford, and three children, Walter Remus Hungerford, Jr., Dewayne Hungerford, and Wayne Hungerford, his sister, Betty Lou Hungerford, and three brothers, Roger Hungerford, James “Gordon” Hungerford, and Allen Hungerford, and grandsons, Brandon Hungerford and Michael Bancroft, and granddaughter Janice Bancroft.   

“Remus” is known for his exceptional hard work ethic, innovation, resourcefulness, and fair business practices.  Remus was a self-made man.  At a young age, Remus, with his independent and entrepreneurial spirit, taught himself many skills which led him to become a successful businessman.  As an example, he taught himself how to operate a bulldozer at 12 years of age.  In 1951, Remus, and his brothers worked at their father’s sawmill, Hungerford Mill.    They subsequently opened two additional sawmills.  In 1958, Remus opened Hungerford Brothers Excavation, Inc., expanding his business operations.  In 2002, he opened Remus Hungerford Company, Inc. providing sawmill and excavation services, and business rental sites.  He built his first home on Black Rock Road in Germantown, Maryland and two subsequent homes in Boyds, Maryland.  At 67 years of age, he laid the brick for his final home. 

To all those who were a part of his life, we are grateful to you and thank you for being a part of his life.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children. 

Services to be held after COVID-19 restrictions are lifted.

Gary R. Riley

Gary R. Riley, 73, of Germantown, MD, passed away on May 22, 2020 at Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, D.C.

Beloved husband of 45 years with Sharon S. Riley, he was born on July 4, 1946 in Clarksburg, WV, to the late Linger Robert Riley and Christine Virginia Riley.


Along with his wife, Gary is survived by his daughter Amy M. Saus of Alliance, OH and her spouse Jerry Saus; his son Andrew P. Riley of Germantown, MD and his spouse Angelica Harris; one grandchild, Aiden W.E. Riley of Germantown, MD; one sister, Rebecca J. Riley of Morgantown, WV, and his much loved extended family Angie McIntyre and Shawn Griffin of Germantown, MD. 


Gary graduated from West Virginia University, was a member of the Delta Tau Delta Fraternity, and an avid WVU Mountaineers fan and a New York Yankees superfan.


Gary had a passion for playing, watching, and participating in anything golf related, especially with his favorite golf partner, his son, Andrew. Gary was equally passionate about listening to music, especially Rock and Roll.

Gary worked in the financial industry for most of his adult life, until he found his retirement job in 2005 at TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm in Potomac, MD. This is where Gary combined his love for the game of golf with the opportunity to work in an idyllic outdoor setting and solidified making his best friends for life.


A memorial service will be held at a later date.  In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to the American Diabetes Association. 

Joe Chmelik

A great man died Memorial Day weekend on the Catholic Church Feast of the Ascension of Jesus Christ.

“Joe” will be fondly remembered not as a celebrity entertainer although he could spin wonderful stories, or a noted politician although he could illuminate current issues with common sense; but as a loving husband, exemplary father, enthusiastic home-schooling grandfather, wholehearted Fourth Degree Knight of Columbus, commendable golfer, zealous lifelong learner, proud Marine and dedicated patriot.

Joe Chmelik, 89, lived his life with a strong Catholic faith, alongside his wife, Pat, of 62 years rearing, directing, educating and loving his close-knit family.

Born in Oak Park, Illinois, on June 28, 1930 to Arthur Francis and Belle Chmelik, Joe was one of three children in a home of faith and hard work and love during the Depression.

A 1955 U.S. Naval Academy graduate with a major in Electrical Engineering, Joe served 20 years as a Marine including two tours of Vietnam as an infantry officer. As a captain with the 3rd Marine Division he was awarded the Bronze Star with Valor. At great personal risk he participated in numerous reconnaissance patrols to gather intelligence information on hostile forces confronting his unit which minimized casualties in the assigned mission. Once stateside and while on active duty he earned a MBA (Accounting) from University of Chicago and a MPA (Computer Sciences) from American Univ. Later, he served for 18 years at the Smithsonian Institution and retired in 1993 as the business manager.

Survivors include: wife, Patricia Ann; daughter, Rosemarie (Gregory) Kinney; and sons, William (Lee Ann), James (Colleen), Joseph (Julie, deceased), Thomas (JillJoyce), Edward (Kelly), Anthony (Rebecca); 37 grandchildren and 35 great-grandchildren.

Viewing is from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday June 5, 2020, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Barnesville, MD.

Mass of Christian burial will be held at the outdoor altar at 11 a.m. on June 6, 2020, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Barnesville, MD.

George “Ashley” Gray

George “Ashley” Gray, 48, of Venice, FL, passed on May 27, 2020, as a result of a motorcycle accident near Woodsboro, MD. 


Born on June 7, 1971 in Washington, DC, he was the son to Mason W. Gray IV and the late, Hannah Tyson Lee Sharp Gray. 


Along with this father, Ashley leaves behind his 13- year old son, Tyson Maddox Gray; mother to his son, Tracy Cavalier; two brothers, Mason W. Gray V and wife Jackie of Frederick, MD, Charlton Benjamin Gray and wife Susie of Fairfield, PA; his uncle, George T. Sharp, Jr. and wife Joan of New Mexico; Uncle and Aunt, James (Jake) and Letitia Jacobsen of Buckeystown, MD; Jane Gray Peters and husband Jim of Georgetown, DE; Elizabeth Dean Gray Wroth and husband Ted of Pawleys Island, SC and numerous nieces and nephews. 


Ashley was a talented artist and sculptor. He created beautiful birds carved from wood and then he would paint them with precision and style which gave them the “life like” quality of realism. The birds he would create seemed as though they could just “fly off”. 


His talent coupled with an effervescent personality made him a star to behold and a bright light which illuminated and buoyed the spirits of all who knew him. Ashley always said of his many artistic creations, “It is not my work, it is God’s work, I am the lucky one because he does it through my hands.”


Ashley was driven, hardworking, honest and honorable. He had a good, loving heart and will be missed deeply. Like his bird creations appeared to have the ability to fly, his spirit has flown to his heavenly perch. 


Memorial service will be held at Hilton Funeral Home in Barnesville as soon as our crisis situation has abated.


In lieu of flowers the family has set up a savings account for Ashley's son, Tyson, that will be maintained by Woodsboro Bank.  Contributions may be mailed to Mason W. Gray, IV, 11 Rosewood Ct, Unit 207, Woodsboro, MD  21798.  Mason will be acting as custodian of the account.  Make check payable to Mason W. Gray, IV. 

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Lana Joanne Ragazinsky

Lana Joanne Ragazinsky, 75, long-time resident of Poolesville, MD, passed away on May 18, 2019.

Lana was a retired consumer safety officer with the Food and Drug Administration.

Born on June 9, 1943, in Pennsylvania, she was the daughter of the late David and Ruth Irvin. Lana is survived by her two sons; Leonard Ragazinsky, Barry Ragazinsky; one grandson, Brad Ragazinsky; one sister, Patricia Cicioni and numerous nieces and nephews.

Lana’s request was to have no services.

Robert D. Raver

Robert D. Raver, 86, of Dickerson, MD, passed away on May 21, 2019 at Holy Cross Hospital in Germantown, MD. 

Born on August 16, 1932 in Upperco, MD, he was the beloved son of the late F. Eugene Raver, Sr. and Hazel Larue Alban Raver.

Bob was a 1953 graduate of Hampstead High School and a 1957 graduate of the University of Maryland.  He was a member of the Terrapins wrestling team which won the Southern Conference championship in 1952.  He had a passion for singing and won a radio talent contest in 1935 at the age of three. 

Growing up on the family farm, Bob developed an interest in raising cattle and gardening, winning first place at the Maryland 4-H Fair with his first steer “Roscoe” in 1947.  He served his country in the Army Reserves in 1958, just after beginning his career as an Extension Agent for the Agricultural Services in Montgomery County in 1957.  Bob retired from the Extension Service in 1987. 

In 1960, he travelled to Edinburgh, Scotland as a chaperone for the 4-H Dairy Judging Team.  He was a world traveler and visited Africa more than fifty times with his good friend Paul Canham.  Bob was well-known for growing Iris flowers at his home and had over 500 varieties, some of which were hybrids developed by him.  Amazingly he knew all of their botanical names.  Bob was named “Man of the Year” in 1990 for introducing no-till crop production to Maryland farmers in the 1960’s.  He was inducted into the Montgomery Agriculture Hall of Fame in 2011, and in 2017, was recognized for more than thirty years of volunteer service to the Montgomery County Fair.  In 2018 Bob was honored for fifty years of no-tillage agriculture in Montgomery County. 

He is survived by sisters Helen Lee Matthews of Hampstead, MD, Gail Buckler of Dover, DE, Joy (Sterling) Martin of Shrewsbury, PA; one brother Carlos E. Raver of Hampstead, MD and numerous nieces and nephews. 

Bob is also survived by a dear friend Lou Gloyd, special neighbors Connie and Jerry Stine and caregivers Calvin Nyakairu and Mary Mbugua.

Bob was preceded in death by brothers Donald, Eugene and Thomas Raver and sister Janice Raver, as well as sisters-in-law Beverly Raver, Shirley Raver and Dottie Raver. 

A Celebration Life Luncheon will be held on Saturday June 29, 2019 in the Heritage Building at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds, 16 Chestnut Street, Gaithersburg, MD 20877 from 12:00-4:00 PM.  Please RSVP to Sally at tmanride@hotmail.com by June 21, 2019.

If desired, contributions can be made to The Wounded Warrior Project in his name.

Inurnment will be private.

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

Ola Mae Moore

Ola Mae Moore, 86, of Barnesville, MD, formerly of Winter Springs, FL, died peacefully surrounded by family on May 22, 2019.

She was the wife of Cortland W. Moore.

Born on July 31, 1932, in Johnson City, TN, she was the daughter of the late William Algae and Minnie Mae (Johnson) Covey.

Ola was a pastor with the Salvation Army and a member of the Barnesville Baptist Church.

Surviving besides her husband are three children, Daniel Myron Moore, Joy Rebecca Deaver, Josephine Kauer; 9 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two children; Gloria Moore Leibbrandt, Deborah Kay Budwig; one sister, Mary Sparks and two brothers, William and James Covey.

A celebration of Ola’s life will be held at 11 AM, on Saturday July 13, at the Barnesville Baptist Church, 17917 Barnesville Road, Barnesville.

Arrangements by Hilton Funeral Home, Barnesville.

William "Bill" LaRue

Bill LaRue of Frederick, MD, died peacefully in his home May 23rd after a long illness.

Born on September 6, 1940, in Washington, DC, he was the son of Lorraine Short and Dorothy (Fox) LaRue.

Bill grew up in Comus, MD and attended school in Poolesville, MD.  He graduated from Poolesville High School in 1959 and joined the U.S. Army.  After leaving the Army he worked for Bell Telephone in Washington, DC and Maryland.  Later he worked several years for the U.S. Postal Service.

Bill enjoyed building and repairing motorcycles and was a dedicated fan of crossword puzzles.  He was active and helpful in the resident community where he lived at the Catoctin View Apartments.

Bill is survived by one son, William; grandsons, Jack, Harry and Ben and his brother and sister-in-law, Joseph and Alison Spates.

A memorial service will be announced at a later date.

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

Michael DeJesus

Michael DeJesus passed away early Sunday morning, 26 May 2019, in his home in Germantown Maryland after battling IPF.

He was born July 18 1932, in Brooklyn New York, the son of Moises and Natividad DeJesus.  He had one brother, Alexander, and three sisters, Cora, Elsie and Sylvia. He is survived by his four children, Michael, Carl, Michele and Ada Jean, and their mother, Ada Ubinas; ten grandchildren, Nathan, Morgan, Dallas, Devon, Alana, Autumn, Melodie, Lillian, Ava and Michael; and one Great-grandchild Nathaniel. He was also survived by cousins, nieces, nephews and innumerable friends who loved him deeply. 

He grew up in Brooklyn New York, he graduated from CCNY/Brooklyn College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering and obtained a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from NYU.  He was a Professor at State University of New York (SUNY).  He served in the US Army during the Korean War from 1953 -1955; he was in the Signal Corp working with Comms in Japan. He took great pride in serving his country.  He enjoyed his work as an engineer and took great satisfaction making a difference in his field whether it was working, teaching, tutoring or research. 

He cherished his family and friends; he always did what he could to support them. He was known for his dry sense of humor and telling stories which always put a smile on your face.  He was known to his grandchildren, family and friends as “Papa”.  He loved old movies, baseball, coin collecting, and being with family and friends. 

His children will be receiving family and friends Saturday June 1st from 4-6 PM at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd. (Rt. 109), Barnesville, MD.  Reception to follow at Michael DeJesus, 13908 Shaeffer Rd, Germantown Md.

Donations in lieu of flowers to IEEE, Presidential Scholarship Fund; “Make a Tribute Gift” in honor of Michael DeJesus


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Roland Leon Hockenbery

Roland Leon Hockenbery, 84, of Clarksburg Maryland, passed away on May 8, 2018.
Born in Blairs Mills, PA on June 10, 1933, he was the son of the late Bryan T. Hockenbery and Verneta Rhoda Clark.

Roland was the loving husband to Judith A. Hockenbery. Surviving are his three children; Kimberly A. Barnes (Richard), Pamela S. Windon (Rick), Roland L. Hockenbery, Jr. (Michelle); eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one brother, Paul M. Hockenbery (Shirley) and numerous nieces and nephews. Roland is also remembered by Judith’s children, Jeffrey Stine and James Stine.

Roland is preceded in death by his first wife, Delores Marie (Hornsby) Hockenbery, one brother, Warren C. Hockenbery and one sister, Linda K. Ammerman.

Family will be receiving friends on Friday, May 11, 2018 from 6-8 PM at Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Road, Barnesville, where funeral services will take place on Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 11:00 AM.

The family will also receive friends at noon on Sunday, May 13, 2018 at Nossville United Methodist Church, 19852 Tuscarora Creek Rd, Blairs Mills, PA 17213, where a graveside service will follow at 1:00 PM.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hyattstown United Methodist Church, 26121 Frederick Rd, Hyattstown, MD 20871 or Nossville United Methodist Church, Lottie Yocum, Treasurer, 18369 Mountain Foot Road, Blairs Mills, PA 17213.

Catherine “Cathy” Jean Albertson

Catherine “Cathy” Jean Albertson, 71, of Frederick, MD, passed away suddenly at her home on Thursday, May 10, 2018.

Born on January 29, 1947, in Maine, she was the loving daughter of the late John and Marilyn (McFarland) Curran.

Cathy was the widow of Howard “Hap” Russell Albertson.  They shared over 40 years of life together.

Cathy was a successful business woman, who, along with her late husband, who owned a Frederick restaurant, The Blue Fox Inn, before retiring to Pompano Beach, FL in 2004.  Cathy will be remembered for her love of line dancing, young spirit, traveling adventures and her great golf game.

Surviving are four children, Sandy Gray (Jim), Danielle Randolph, Monica Lawson (Bill), Michael Albertson (Angela); two brothers, JT Curran and Hughie Curran.  She was also the loving grandmother to 12 grandchildren, Brian, Ashley, Kayla, Kristina, Amber, Taylor, Ayden, Garrett, Michael, Matthew, Emma and Kaitlyn and 7 great grandchildren.

Cathy was preceded in death by one brother, Danny Curran.

A memorial service will be held from 3-5 PM, on June 2, 2018, at the Monocacy Crossing, 4424A Urbana Pike, Frederick, MD.

The family asks in lieu of flowers donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Dementia Research Foundation.

Cathy was an extraordinary woman who will never be forgotten.

Alan W. Porterfield

Alan W. Porterfield, 87, of Clarksburg Maryland, passed away on May 14, 2018.

He was born in Sharon Hill, PA, on March 10, 1931. Alan was the loving husband to the late Louise Porterfield. Alan had a long and distinguished career in The United States Air Force. He was an avid golfer.

He is survived by his two children, Susan Mullsteff (Perry), Richard Porterfield; three grandchildren, P.J. (Kristen), Chelsea (Pius), Ryan (Clairisse) and eight great-grandchildren. Alan was preceded in death by one grandson, Sean Bryce Mullsteff.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday May, 19th at 11:00 am at Cedarbrook Community Church in Clarksburg, MD. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The ARC of Montgomery County, MD.

James A. Hagy

James A. Hagy, (Jim) 86, of Poolesville, MD, passed peacefully surrounded by family on May 30, 2018 at home.

He was the loving husband to Sharon Hagy for 51 years.

Born on April 21, 1932 in Landstreet, WV, he was the son of the late Charles H. Hagy and Emma Z. Bingham.

After leaving high school early, Jim enlisted and served honorably in the Navy during the Korean War, 1950 to 1954. He was an Aviation Machinist’s Mate Third Class aboard the USS Lake Champlain aircraft carrier. He enjoyed that time of his life, making friends, getting to see and experience so many different places and cultures while serving his country. He was always grateful to his older brother for steering him away from the Army and to the Navy.

Since leaving high school early to enlist, he began taking courses during his service to complete his High School Equivalence, which he accomplished in 1955. From there he continued his education at University of Maryland where he was a member of the Delta Sigma Phi fraternity, and American University, ultimately obtaining a Master’s Degree. Though not really considering a teaching career at the time, he was offered a position to teach Journalism class at Montgomery Blair, and the salary was attractive, so there it began. He taught English and Journalism at Blair until 1965 and then moved to Albert Einstein High School where he became the English Resource teacher. He became involved with the American Federation of Teachers labor union while at Einstein, was the editor of the AFT newspaper, and many good times were enjoyed while working hard to represent teachers. Jim was also sponsor of the AEHS newspaper, the Nucleus. The Nucleus students were a special group and he kept in touch with many of them for some time after retiring. Jim retired from MCPS in 1985.

After retirement Jim enjoyed life to the fullest. Always on the go, he enjoyed golf with friends, preferring to walk the course instead of riding in the cart, loved a good poker game, especially if he was winning, and loved betting on the horses (and again, winning), even working for some years as a para-mutual clerk at local race tracks. But, he most enjoyed the time together with family. With four daughters and their families in different states, there were many places to visit and explore while spending time with them. The Ocean City, MD vacations which brought everyone together most summers was the best. Sun, sand, surf, love and laughter of family enjoying every minute together was something everyone looked forward to. The time together there was never long enough but always cherished, and memories were made to last a lifetime.

He was the most loving, caring husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather and we are all going to miss his contagious smile, his great (and mischievous) sense of humor, and his never-ending love for all of us. He was the foundation of his family and we all loved him beyond words. He always said “travel light”-he did. We all will “keep on trucking” just for you. It’s not “good-bye”, but “see you later”.

Surviving along with his wife are four children; Jennifer Turner (Scott) of Apline, TX, Debby Moran (Steve) of Round Rock, TX, Cindy Hagy of Hughesville, PA, Julie Thayer (Jeff) of Lake Oswego, OR; one brother; Rush Hagy of Alachua, FL; brother-in-law Tom Myers of Port Saint Lucie, Fl; sister-in-law Nancy Gibbs (Ronnie) of Montross, Va; sister-in-law Susan Hagy of Sun City Center, FL;  11 grandchildren; Andrew, Steven, Brendan, Travis, Jordan, Jessie, Casey, Jill, Caden, Sami, Nick and four great-grandchildren; Gabby, Carly, Layla and Wesley. James is also survived by numerous beloved nieces, nephews, extended family and dear friends.

James was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers; Thomas Ames, Charles Hagy, Richard Hagy and four sisters; Anna Laura Baugh, Elizabeth McGlothlin, Dorles Hagy and Leatrice Bender.

A memorial service will be held at 11AM, June 23, 2018, at Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Road, Barnesville, MD 20838. This will be followed by a light lunch at the United Memorial Methodist Church in Poolesville.

James will be inurned at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.

If desired, memorial donations may be made to:

Upper Montgomery County Volunteer Fire Department

19801 Beallsville Road, Beallsville, MD 20839

The American Heart Association

Alzheimer’s Association

Edwin Howard Reid

Edwin Howard Reid, age 91, passed away on Thursday, May 31, 2018.  He was one of eleven sons born to the late Joseph and Edna Reid. 

Born in Brooklyn, NY, Edwin served in both the United States Army and then the Marines.  He was employed as an Air Craft Technician with the Grumman Corporation from where he retired.

Edwin was a faithful member of St. Mark Catholic Church in Huntersville.

Edwin is survived by his wife of 66 years, Mary Ann Halka Reid of the home, his sons; Paul J. Reid (Susan) of Stafford, VA, Thomas Reid (Karen) of Waldorf, MD, Gerard J. Reid (Karen) of Huntersville, Edwin D. Reid (Stephanie) of Huntersville, his daughters; Marjorie Hallowell (Bruce) of Jefferson, MA, Virginia Dixon (Lee) of Holly Springs, NC, Ann Marie Minnigan (Thomas) and Patricia Rodier (Paul) all of Setauket, NY, a brother, Robert Reid of Delaware, 24 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren.  In addition to his parents, Edwin is predeceased by his sister, Dorthy Zoebelien.

A Rosary will be said at 6:00 pm, Sunday, June 3 in the Chapel of James Funeral Home, 10520 Arahova Drive, Huntersville NC 28078.  The family will receive friends immediately following the service until 7:30.  A Funeral Mass will be held at 1:00 pm, Monday, June 4, at St. Mark Catholic Church, 14740 Stumptown Rd, Huntersville, NC 28078. 

A Funeral Mass will also be held at 11:00 AM, Friday, June 8, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 18230 Barnesville Rd, Barnesville, MD and burial with Military Honors will follow at St. Mary’s Catholic Church Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Mark Catholic Church, 14740 Stumptown Road, Huntersville, NC 28078 or St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 18230 Barnesville, MD, 20838.

James Funeral Home is serving the family locally and Hilton Funeral Home is serving the family in Barnesville, MD.

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Eleanor Jeraline Collins

Eleanor Jeraline Collins, 82, of Dickerson, MD, passed from this life on May 3, 2017, surrounded by loving family.

Born on May 1, 1935, in Montgomery County, Maryland, she was the daughter of Reginald Eugene Lowe and Ruth Helen Crawford.

Eleanor is survived by her five children, Ruthie Kelley, Bobbie Thompson and husband Butch, Vickie Littleton, Betty Ray and husband Raymond, Sr., Artie Kelley and wife Bonnie; four stepchildren, Cindy Surber, Douglas Collins, Jeff Collins, Patsy Gross; one brother, Norman Lowe and wife, Terri; 23 grandchildren; 44 great-grandchildren; 12 great-great-grandchildren; 7 step-grandchildren; and 10 step-great-grandchildren.

Preceded in death by her first husband, Arthur H. Kelley, second husband, Shirley Collins, Jr.; two children, Cynthia Gilfillan, Jerry Kelley; two brothers, Lawrence Lowe, Leroy Lowe; and one sister, Jackie Christian.

Family will receive friends on Monday, May 8, 2017 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville RD, Barnesville, MD where funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on May 9, 2017. Interment to follow at Neelsville Presbyterian Church Cemetery, 20701 Frederick Rd, Germantown, MD 20876.

Ruth Ann (Loftin) Roberts

Ruth Ann (Loftin) Roberts, 81, of Wilmington, NC, died on Saturday May 6, 2017, at the National Lutheran Home in Rockville, MD.

Born on May, 6, 1936, in Wilmington, she was the daughter of the late Edward Hurcomb and Mildred (Rivenbark) Loftin.

She is survived by her daughter, Marian Mengedoht and husband Brandon of Clarksburg, MD; two sisters, Carolyn Graham of Jacksonville, NC, Grace Loftin of Wilmington, NC, and one granddaughter, Adelle Mengedoht.

She spent her career in radio and television advertising and upon retirement was a volunteer at the Cape Fear Memorial Hospital.  She was a longtime member of Winter Park Presbyterian Church.

A graveside service will be held at 1 PM on Friday, May 12, at the Oakdale Cemetery, 520 N 15th St, Wilmington, NC 28401.  Reverend Emile Harley will officiate. 

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Winter Park Presbyterian Church, 4501 Wrightsville Ave., Wilmington, NC  28403 (winterparkpres.org).

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

Bruce K. Holmquist

Sadly, Bruce K. Holmquist, 64, of Boyds, Maryland passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 14th after a brief illness.

Bruce was born September 6, 1952 in Brattleboro, Vermont, the son of Kenneth and Eloine (Foster) Holmquist.

He was a 1970 graduate of Brattleboro Union High School and in 1976, he graduated with honors from the University of Vermont.

After graduating from the University of Vermont, Bruce moved to Minnesota to continue his education where he met his future wife, Susan Lind from Anoka, Minnesota.

Bruce and Susan were married in 1982 and moved to Brattleboro, Vermont in 1983.  

In 1989 Bruce accepted an investment management position with Riggs Bank in Washington. D.C and they relocated to Boyds, Maryland where they have lived since.

In 1999 Bruce accepted a position with BNY Mellon Bank and recently he retired as Vice President Senior Wealth Manager.

Bruce is survived by his wife Susan and his son Foster, born to Bruce and Susan in 2000.  He is also, survived by his mother Eloine of Keene, New Hampshire, brothers  Duane and his wife Susan of Vernon, Vermont,  Scott and his wife Lynne of Rutland, Vermont , Craig of Waxahachie, Texas and sisters,  Brenda Johnston and her husband Arnold of Colchester, Vermont and Susan Kapral and her husband Steve of Dummerston, Vermont along with several nieces and nephews. 

Bruce will be greatly missed and forever remembered by family, friends and colleagues.  A celebration of his life will be held at the Hilton Funeral Home in Barnsville, Maryland on Saturday, May 20th at 11:00.

There will be an additional celebration of life held at the Brattleboro Country Club in Brattleboro, Vermont on Friday June 16th at 6:00 for family and friends.

Maynard Clark Luhn

Maynard Clark Luhn, Jr., 89, of Poolesville, MD, passed from this life on May 31, 2017.

Born on November 21, 1927 in Comus, MD, he was the son of the late Maynard Clark Luhn, Sr. and Eula Lee Wynne.

Maynard is survived by his loving wife Arlene DeEtte Luhn; three children, Kevin Luhn of Hagerstown, MD, Ellen Williams (Ed) of Beallsville, MD, Laura Hiatt (Rodger) of Elk, WA; one sister, Bilyie Luhn of Poolesville, MD; three grandchildren, Lara Saylor (Ryan), Megan Malik (Atif), April Kroboth (Brent); and three great-grandchildren, Zain Malik, Aleena Malik and Kaycee Saylor.

Maynard was a member of the Barnesville Baptist Church along with the Upper Montgomery County VFD and Monocacy Lions Club. Maynard had a great passion for baseball and was a pitcher in the minor leagues for the Washington Senators.

The family will receive friends on Friday, June 2, 2017 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd, Barnesville, MD 20838. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on June 3, 2017 at the Barnesville Baptist Church, 17917 Barnesville Rd, Barnesville, MD 20838. Interment to follow at Monocacy Cemetery, 19801 W Hunter Rd, Beallsville, MD 20839.

In lieu of flowers please send donations to Barnesville Baptist Church, P.O. Box 69, Barnesville, MD  20838.

Arrangements made by Hilton Funeral Home.

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Ruth V. Lyon

Ruth V. Lyon, age 89, passed away on the morning of May 11, 2016, at Buckingham's Choice in Adamstown, MD.
She was born on September 12, 1926, in Tuxedo, NC.
Ruth lived in Panama City, FL, for 50 years prior to being convinced by her children to move in 2014 to Adamstown. She was fiercely independent and did not want to be a burden to anyone. She was a hospital aide and then a telephone operator in her youth, but after marriage devoted herself to being a housewife and mother. She was exceptionally loyal to her family and protective of her children. Mom kept her house scrupulously clean, and did her best to keep her children likewise.
Mom enjoyed flower gardening, sewing, and decoupage, and won many awards for her ceramics. She was a Southerner all her life, and made the best fried chicken and milk gravy in the world. She was a Southern Baptist, but didn't let it go to her head.
Ruth's parents, Otis Elijah and Hattie Faye Reed Cox, and her siblings Gordon Cox, Carl Cox, and Vera Fay Smetzer predecease her. Ruth's husband, Carl H. Lyon, Jr. passed away in 1991.
She is survived by her sons, Bobby Frazier of San Angelo, TX, and Fred Lyon of Adamstown; daughter Pamela Carlton of Charlotte, NC; 9 grandchildren, and 3 great grandchildren.
Hilton Funeral Home in Barnesville, MD, is supervising the funeral arrangements for Mom. She will be buried next to her husband in Cheatham Hill Memorial Park, Marietta, GA. Donations in her memory may be made to Hospice of Frederick County, MD.
The family appreciates very much the care given to Mom in her final days by the staff at Buckingham's Choice.

Virginai "Ginny" B. Chisholm

Virginai "Ginny" B. Chisholm, died on May 12, 2015. Born to Orin and Hazel Baker in Rochester, NY on April 25 1929, Ginny Chisholm was a force in this world. She was proceeded in death by Richard Chisholm, her husband for 60 years. She is survived by her 3 sons, Colin (Becky), Jon (Sandy) and Richard; grandchildren, Kelli, Jennifer (Andrew), Vince, Markus (Joy), and Amanda; great grandchildren, Aiden and Addison.
The themes of her life were family, church, music, political activism, intellectual growth, sports and bridge. Poolesville Memorial United Methodist was her church family. Ginny was a choir member and active member of the church. She was a spiritual, God loving Christian. In addition to church choir, she sang tenor in the Boston Symphony Orchestra Choir in the 1960's. Ginny's last choir was the Edenaires at the Edenton Retirement Community. Her piano was in continuous use until arthritis made playing too challenging in the 2000's. She was a strong activist for racial equality in the 1960's. Later in her life, she was a hospice volunteer for Frederick County Hospice from 89-93. Ginny was a voracious reader who always had a stack of books underway. She loved English literature, politics and sports. She graduated from Wooster College with a BA in English in 1946.
Ginny played bridge every chance she got with her husband and friends. She played competitive tournaments earning master points and ended her bridge career as the founder of the Edenton Bridge Club where she played with three 90-year olds whose fellowship outweighed their bridge playing acumen. Memorial Services will be held on Tuesday May 17th at 11:30 AM at Poolesville Memorial United Methodist Church, 17821 Elgin Road, Poolesville, MD 20837. Private inurnment to follow. In lieu of flowers, please send contributions in her memory to Hospice of Frederick County, MD, 516 Trail Ave, Frederick, MD 21701.

Jane M. Beaulieu

Jane M. Beaulieu, 73, of Poolesville, MD, formerly of Gaithersburg, MD, and Indianapolis, IN, passed away suddenly on May 11, 2016.
Born on May 16, 1942, in Rogers City, MI, she was the only child of the late Julian and Evangeline A. (Smigelski) Yarch. She was married to the love her life, the late
Thomas J. Beaulieu, Sr. for 45 years, and they traveled the world together including many vacations to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Europe. She enjoyed her grandchildren, gardening, and was an excellent chef.
Jane attended Marygrove College, graduated from Central Michigan University and earned her Master's degree from Butler University. She raised her family in Indianapolis, IN, where they resided for nearly 40 years. She was a passionate and dedicated teacher in the Metropolitan School District of Lawrence Township, Indianapolis for 20 years, serving primarily as a middle school English teacher who was loved by her students and colleagues. After she retired, she and her husband moved to Gaithersburg to be closer to family. Jane was thrilled with the community of Poolesville's warm welcome when she moved there last summer.
Her memory lives through her children; Jennifer Beaulieu of Poolesville, and Thomas J. Beaulieu, Jr. of Mequon, WI, daughter-in-law, Carrie, and three grandchildren; A.J. (Alexander Joseph), David and Emma. In addition to her family, she will be dearly missed by countless friends and colleagues, as well as her grandpuppies - Polly Jane and Cooper.
The family will be receiving friends on Friday, May 27, from 6-8 PM at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd. (Rt. 109), Barnesville, MD.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 AM on Saturday, May 28, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 18230 Barnesville Rd., Barnesville.
Donations may be made in Jane's memory to the Poplar Spring Animal Sanctuary (www.animalsanctuary.org) or St. Mary's Catholic Church.

Mark P. Miller

Mark P. Miller, 49, of Poolesville, MD, died on May 24, 2016, at his home surrounded by family.
He was the loving and devoted husband of Julie A. Miller.
Born on April 6, 1967, in Washington, DC, he was the son of Mary E. (McCauley) Miller and the late Joseph A. Miller.
Surviving besides his wife and mother are his children, Chris Miller of Hagerstown, MD, Chuck, Brad and Gina Miller all of Poolesville; three brothers, Danny, Tony and Mike Miller and one sister, Susan Miller.
Mark was actively involved in the Poolesville High School Swim and Dive Team serving as a parent representative and in the Poolesville Piranhas Summer Swim team.
Funeral services will be held at 11 AM on Saturday May 28, 2016, at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Road (Rt. 109), Barnesville, MD. Please dress casual. Mark was a huge fan of the band Rush and Star Wars, so if you have a Rush shirt, or Star Wars shirt please wear them.
Interment will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, 13801 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring, Maryland 20906. A reception at the family home will follow the grave site ceremony. Their home address is 19204 Hempstone Avenue, Poolesville, MD 20837
In lieu of flowers the family suggest donations be made to Bradley and Gina's college fund.

Burley Rouis Colburn

Burley Rouis Colburn, Jr., ag 69, of Poolesville, Maryland (formerly of Russellville), passed away on Friday, May 27, 2016 at Holy Cross Hospital in Germantown, Maryland. Rouis played football and graduated from Russellville High School in 1967. He was a member of the Russellville Church of Christ. He loved motorcycle racing, fishing, and hunting. He loved his four-legged babies, Bandit, Jack, and Peanut very much. He was a member of the medical care staff for United States ISDE teams for off road racers in over-seas competitions. His job allowed him to travel to Australia, Poland, Holland, France, Austria, Belgium, and Czech Republic. The visitation will 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Friday, June 03, 2016 at Spry Memorial Chapel in Russellville, AL. The funeral will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, June 04, 2016 at Spry Memorial Chapel. Burial will follow at Franklin Memory Gardens. He is survived by wife, Nona Lee Treadway Colburn of Poolesville, MD; brother, Ronald Colburn (wife, Wanda); sister, Cynthia Colburn Johnson (husband, Kenny), both of Russellville, AL; nieces & nephews, Daniel Colburn, Emily Colburn, Courtney Johnson, and Jenny Johnson. He was preceded in death by his parents, Burley Rouis Colburn, Sr. and Evelyn Daphine Bendall Colburn.

John W. Palmieri

John W. Palmieri, 77, of Rockville, MD, died on May 29, 2016.
Friends will be received on Thursday June 2 from 6-8 PM at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd. (Rt. 109), Barnesville, MD.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the American Heart Association (heart.org)

Edythe Orme Rotruck

Edythe Orme Rotruck, 94, of Mt. Airy, MD, died on May 30, 2016, at the Angel's Touch Assisted Living in Friendship, MD.
She was the wife of the late Gerald M. Rotruck.
Born on October 28, 1921, in Barnesville, MD, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Irene (Bosley) Orme.
Surviving are her children, Jacquelyn Reber Martin and husband Leonard of Mt. Airy, Wm. Michael Reber and wife Rose of PA,; one stepson, Robert Rotruck and wife Barbara of CO; two sisters, Mary Louise (Johnnie) Crown and husband Tom of Gaithersburg, MD, Lorraine Koonce and husband Henry of WV; three grandchildren, Michelle Eifert of Gaithersburg, Cynthia Kluth and husband Chris of Mt. Airy, Yvonne Hildebrand and husband Steven of VA and three great grandchildren.
Edythe was preceded in death by one stepson, Russell Rotruck and one brother, Charles L. Orme.
Services are private. A memorial services will be scheduled at a late date.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Angel's Touch, Inc., P.O. Box 127, West Friendship, MD 21794.

Glen J. Pearcy

Glen J. Pearcy of Barnesville, MD passed away surrounded by his family on May 31, 2016 after a courageous battle with cancer. Born on July 7, 1944 in Queens, NY, he was the son of the late Johnston L. and Betty L. (Bohannon) Pearcy. He was the loving husband of Susan D. Pearcy for 50 years. Also survived by son Noah J. Pearcy (Mindy Peters), daughter Rebecca D. Pearcy (Tony Tapay); two brothers, George B. Pearcy (Dona Pearcy), John S. Pearcy (Cathy Pearcy), and three grandsons, Johnston, Mitchell, and Zoltan.
Glen was raised in St. Louis, MO and attended public schools. He graduated from Harvard University cum laude in philosophy in 1966, followed by a M.Div. at Union Theological Seminary in NYC. He was ordained by the United Church of Christ in 1970, and was called to work for social justice in the Civil Rights Movement in SW GA and with Cesar Chavez of the United Farmworkers Union in CA. He had a distinguished career as a filmmaker, including an Academy Award nomination. His work focused on social justice issues, labor rights, and progressive politics. Glen enjoyed fly fishing and whitewater kayaking. A seeker of truth, Glen was an active member at his church and enjoyed examining scripture.
Glen was a beloved member of his extended family & friends, known for his hearty laugh, integrity, generous spirit, and love of beautiful light. A service for Glen will be held at 2 pm on Sat. July 2 at the Seneca Valley United Church of Christ, 13421 Clopper Rd, Germantown, MD.
Donations may be made to cholangiocarcinoma.org, habitat.org, uccsenecavalley.org or doctorswithoutborders.org.

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