​T. Michael Miller

T. Michael Miller, 68, of Frederick, MD, died on November 9, 2016.
Born on February 23, 1948, in Olney, MD, he was the son of the late Nathan M. and Mary (Elkins) Miller. 
Michael graduated from Damascus High School in 1966 and later Alderson Broaddus University in Phillipi, WV. He was a member of the Barnesville Baptist Church and authored several books on the history of Alexandria, Virginia, where he also
served as the city Historian for many years. He worked for the Lee-Fendall House
and did occasional tours for the Smithsonian Museum in Washington, D.C. He was also an accomplished classical pianist.
He is survived by his brother, Nathan M. Miller, Jr. and wife Dana of Morrisville, NY,; a sister, Catherine Miller and companion David Jones of Earlville, NY; four nephews, Nathan M. Miller, III and wife Calla of Morrisville, NY, Joshua Doroshenko and wife Nicole of Tonawanda, NY, Jonathan Doroshenko and companion Sarah Palmer, David L. Jones of Ithaca, NY; one niece, Jessica Davis and husband James of Morrisville, NY; 10 great nieces and nephews and 3 first cousins.
Services will be held at a later date.

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2018

William S. Morrow, Jr.

William S. Morrow, Jr., 66, of Poolesville, MD, passed away Nov. 5, 2018.

William was the loving husband to Laura Amy Morrow.

Born on May 11, 1952, in Washington, DC, he was the son of the late William S. Morrow and Doris Cleveland. Along with his wife, he is survived by his two daughters, Adrienne Morrow of Poolesville, MD; Margaret Morrow Swensen (Eric) of Charlottesville, VA; one son, William Morrow III (Melissa Sander) of Damascus, MD; one brother, Warren Morrow of Brownsville, MD; five grandchildren, Katheryn Morrow, Quinn Morrow, Stella Swensen, Kyle Johnson and Caroline Johnson.

William is preceded in death by one brother, Darrell Morrow.

An attorney who received his JD from Georgetown University Law School, William was admitted to practice at the U.S. Supreme Court and served as executive director of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Commission. An active member of the American Bar Association, William was named a fellow of the ABA’s Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice. A devoted husband and father, William enjoyed camping with his family, running, golfing (poorly) and spending time with his grandchildren. He was an avid reader, and solved any newspaper puzzle he saw.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 9, at Poolesville Memorial United Methodist Church, 17821 Elgin Rd, Poolesville, MD 20837.

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

Joyce Jacobson Leitch

Joyce Jacobson Leitch of Germantown, Maryland, 83, passed away peacefully at home on November 8,2018 at 7:13 pm, surrounded by her family. Joyce was raised in Waukon, Iowa, and at the age of 5 yearsold entered the Iowa School for the Deaf in Council Bluffs which she attended until her graduation in1954. A proud Bison alum, Joyce attended Gallaudet College (now Gallaudet University) in Washington, DC where she majored in home economics, was a member of the Phi Kappa Zeta sorority, an active thespian, and a member of several clubs. Joyce often spoke of the life-long friendships and wonderful memories she made during her time at Gallaudet, especially with her fellow class of ‘59ers. It was at Gallaudet where she met the love of her life, her late husband, Donald R. Leitch, whom she married on June 18, 1960.Joyce had a long and fulfilling career as an educator of deaf children. After spending years raising herdaughters, Joyce began her career at the Maryland School for the Deaf (MSD), Columbia Campus as ateacher’s aide. After receiving her master’s degree in Deaf Education from Western Maryland College(now McDaniel College), Joyce was promoted to a teacher’s position where she taught in theelementary and middle school programs specializing in mathematics and social studies.Over the course of her 33-year career at MSD, Joyce taught and guided hundreds of students. Herpassion for teaching and love for her students was evident in all that she did. She spent hours afterschool ensuring that her classroom was the ultimate “kid-friendly” space and designing bulletin boards that defied description. Joyce was also committed to developing and supporting future educators through her supervision and mentorship of college interns and new teachers. Her lasting relationships with her former students and colleagues are a testament to the love and commitment she had for the MSD community.During her retirement, Joyce kept busy doting over her family, and engaged in scrapbooking andgenealogy. With a flair for drama, Joyce enjoyed entertaining her friends and family with her talent ofsign-performing short songs and poems. Always a social butterfly, she loved attending communityevents such as Deaf Seniors and Red Hat Society gatherings, and spending time with the “Bridgettes,”her beloved 50-year bridge club.Joyce is preceded in death by her beloved husband, Donald R. Leitch. She is survived by her threedaughters and sons-in-law, Krista Leitch Walker (Steve), Erika Edgar (Brad), and Naja Frelich (Daryl), her 9 grand-children, and 5 great-grandchildren. Joyce is also survived by her brother, John Daniel Aide, of Prattville, Alabama.A private family service and burial will be held on Tuesday, November 13 at Loudon Park Cemetery,Baltimore, with a celebration of her life to be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requeststhat donations be made in her name to the Maryland School for the Deaf Foundation, P.O. Box 636,Frederick, MD, 21705.

Ronald Lynn Breland

Ronald Lynn Breland, 70, of Barnesville, MD died on November 7, 2018. Born on October 24, 1948 in Keyser, WV, he was the son of Rosalee Breland-Hessler and the late Nelson Lynnwood Breland, Sr. He grew up in Martinsburg, WV and graduated with a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Maryland. Prior to university, he served in the United States Army with distinction and was honorably discharged with the rank of Specialist Second Class.

Ronald was the loving husband to Juanita Wheatley Breland.

Along with his wife and mother, he is survived by one daughter, Morgan Wheatley Schmidt; two sisters, Noreen Harvey [John Harvey], June M. Davis and two brothers, Nelson Lynwood Breland, Jr. [Pilar Breland] and Darren  D. Breland [Lynda Breland]. He was preceded in death by his brother, Stephen D. Breland.

In his professional life, Mr. Breland was a mechanical engineer, business owner and entrepreneur. For more than twenty years he was the owner and CEO of Selbre Associates, a reputable government contract management firm. Later he became a business consultant and served on the board of directors for several technology companies. His professional success afforded him the time to enjoy traveling, tending his farm and its many rescue animals, riding his motorcycle, baseball and spending time with his family and friends. He was also an active participant in his community and was a long-standing member of the Potomac Hunt Club and the Sugarloaf Riding Club.

A Memorial Service is to be held the morning of Saturday, November 17th at ten o’clock at Comus Sky Farm, Barnesville, MD.

Memorial donations may be made to Days End Farm Horse Rescue in Woodbine, MD.

Arrangements were made by Hilton Funeral Home (Hiltonfh.com).

Joseph Wheeler Caw, Jr.

Joseph Wheeler Caw, Jr., 84, a longtime resident of Poolesville, MD, joined his beloved wife, Sally Ann Wilson Caw, in Heaven on November 26, 2018

Born on October 4, 1934 in Washington, DC, Joe was the son of the late Joseph W. and Mary Rosina (Barnes) Caw.

A lifelong athlete, Joe was a member of the “Fab 5” basketball team at McKinley Tech High School, and remained good friends with his teammates for the duration of his life. A multi-sport athlete, Joe was a member of both the Montgomery College Athletic Hall of Fame and the Fast-Pitch Softball Hall of Fame – DC Metro Area where he excelled as a pitcher.

After graduating from college, Joe married his college sweetheart, Sally, on July 30, 1955, in a ceremony at Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Bethesda.

Joe enlisted in the U.S. Army, serving as part of the first radar-guided artillery regiment. His duties took him to Germany for a time, where he and Sally honeymooned.

After an honorable discharge, Joe and Sally made their home in Wheaton, welcoming three children – Joseph, Rosemarie, and James.

Joe was an accomplished carpenter who never met something he couldn’t fix, and owned Caw-Peele, an appliance repair store.  After retiring from Home Depot, he spent his free time in his shop, working on cars, fixing anything that was broken, or building heirlooms like a cradle for his grandchildren.

An enthusiastic Senator/Nationals and Redskins fan, Sundays were often spent in the kitchen, surrounded by food and family, watching the game. Joe also enjoyed spending time at the water and enjoyed boating and relaxing on the beach.  

Perhaps what Joe loved most, however, was spending time with his family. The Caw clan has grown to include children Joseph W. Caw, III, his wife Sheri, Rosemarie Reader, her husband Michael, and James Caw, and his partner Colleen.

PopPop, as many knew him, will be dearly missed by his grandchildren: Jessica, Jack, his wife Britney, Jill, her fiancé Tim, Mathew, his wife Kayla, Joseph, his wife Cheyenne, Joanne, her fiancée Cathryn, and Jake. PopPop was also a proud great-grandfather to four: Tripp, Elizabeth, Charlotte, and River.

Joe was preceded in death by three sisters: Elizabeth Peele, Gladys Ricker and Rosemary Fling.

Family will receive friends on Thursday, Nov. 29 from 6-8 p.m. at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd. (Rt. 109), Barnesville, MD.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 AM on Friday, Nov. 30 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 18230 Barnesville Rd, Barnesville, MD 20838.  Interment will follow in the church cemetery, with a reception at St. Mary’s pavilion following internment.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Chapter of the Izaak Walton League of America, PO Box 542, Poolesville, MD 21837-0542 (bcciwla.org).

Robert R. (Deedie) Deadrick

Robert R. (Deedie) Deadrick, 81, devoted and loving husband, father and grandfather, passedaway peacefully, November 27, 2018 at his home in Milton, DE.Born December 24, 1936, in Barnesville, MD, he was the son of the late Raymond and JuanitaDeadrick.Robert was a graduate of Poolesville High School where he excelled at baseball and basketball.Following high school, he served in the U.S. Army 82 nd Airborne as a Paratrooper.In 1958, he joined Upper Montgomery County Volunteer Fire Department and became a lifetimemember. While a member, he participated in softball and various community activities.He was a hardworking provider for his family and had various jobs including many years atPoolesville Hardware. His greatest professional accomplishment was operating PoolesvilleCitgo Station. He loved the small town of Poolesville and was proud to be a longtime residentand business owner. His commitment to community service lives on in his children andgrandchildren who include many teachers, a nurse and a firefighter.After retiring in March of 2003, he continued pursuing his passions of gardening, maintaining ameticulous yard, Minnesota Vikings football, NASCAR racing and spending time with hisfamily.He is survived by his wife Nancy; children, Tammy Shoemaker (Harley), Kim Scott (David, Jr.),Pam Hetrick (Joe), Timothy, Regina Grubb and Ray Grubb; grandchildren, Kristin, Kelli,Jimmy, Jesse, Kaitlyn, Kara, Joseph and Jonathan; six great grandchildren and numerous niecesand nephews.He was preceded in death by his late wife, Louanna Deadrick; a brother, Joseph Deadrick and asister, Alta Mae Rippeon.The family will receive friends on Tuesday, December 4, from 5-8 PM, at the Hilton FuneralHome, 22111 Beallsville Rd. (Rt. 109), Barnesville.Funeral services will be held at 11 AM, on Wednesday, December 5, at the Memorial UnitedMethodist Church, 17821 Elgin Rd., Poolesville.Interment will follow in Monocacy Cemetery, Beallsville, MD.In lieu of flowers donations may be made on honor of Robert R. Deadrick to Hospice ofDelaware (delawarehospice.org) or UMCVFD, 19801 Beallsville Rd., Beallsville, MD 20839.

Patty Ann (Conley) Bennett

Patty Ann (Conley) Bennett passed away on November 28, 2018, surrounded by her family. Patty was born on September 18, 1930 in Gauley Bridge, WV, the only child of Patrick and Bertha. While working in her family’s restaurant in Ansted, she met Gene Bennett. Despite the meager tip left by his friend for their meal, Patty and Gene fell in love and married in 1950. Together they built a rich life on a foundation of faith and family.

A member of First Baptist Church of Rockville for 25 years and of Poolesville Baptist since 1984, Patty was devoted to sharing God’s word with others through her words and actions. Generous of spirit, she always found time for a kind word or warm hug. Patty retired from Poolesville High School in 1992 and filled her days traveling the country in an Air Stream with Gene at the wheel. When she wasn’t exploring the country, Patty was active in the Homemakers’ Club and the Order of the Eastern Star, a founding member of the 2x4 square dancing club in Poolesville and a line dancing instructor.  She was a talented seamstress and an avid reader and was never without a quilt in process or a good book.

Patty is survived by her beloved husband and her three cherished sons, Greg (Elsa), Brian (Heather) and Brad (Chrystal). Her four grandsons, granddaughter and her three great-grandchildren brought so much joy to her life and anyone coming to the house was treated to the latest photographs of “the babies”. In addition to her family, Patty will be deeply missed by dear friends and her faithful canine companion, Angie the beagle.

Memorial contributions may be made in Patty’s name to Barnesville Baptist Church, 17917 Barnesville Road, P.O. Box 69, Barnesville, MD 20838. Services will be private.

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2017

Thomas Howard Bodmer

Thomas Howard Bodmer, 89, of Beallsville, MD, died peacefully at his residence on November 3, 2017, surrounded by family.

Born on June 2, 1928, in Poolesville, MD, he was the son of the late Roy and Mollie (Cubitt) Bodmer.

Howard graduated from the University of Maryland where he then went on to serve his country in the Air Force from 1950 to 1954 during the Korean War. He worked for Navy personnel until retirement then took a job at Giant Food until his second retirement. 

Howard was past president of Monocacy Cemetery, where he also served on the board of directors.  He was an avid cook, loved to garden and watch the Washington Redskins.

He is survived by his two sons, Thomas (TAD) Bodmer and wife Lynne of Poolesville, Troy Bodmer of Beallsville and two granddaughters, Jocelyn and Mollie Bodmer both of Poolesville.

Howard was preceded in death by 5 brothers and 3 sisters.

At Howard’s request, graveside services will be private.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Monocacy Cemetery, P.O. Box 81, Beallsville, MD  20839.

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

Conrad Paul Potemra

Conrad Paul Potemra, 68, of Poolesville, MD, died on November 5, 2017.

Born on March 2, 1949, in Ohio, he was the son of the late Paul Thomas Potemra and Sylvia Barbara Luric. Conrad was a loving husband to his wife Susan A. Potemra.

Surviving along with his wife are their four children; Colan Potemra (Courtney) of Raleigh, NC, Corey Potemra of Charleston, SC, Meghan Potemra of Poolesville, MD,  Paul Potemra of Minneapolis, MN, one sister; Cathy Carrier of Lyndhurst,OH, two brothers; Paul Potemra, David Potemra and two grandchildren; Kennedy and Mackenzie.

Family will be receiving friends on Thursday, November 9, 2017 from 4-6 PM at Our Lady of the Presentation, 17220 Tom Fox Ave, Poolesville, MD 20837, where funeral services will be held on Friday, November 10, 2017 at 11 AM. Private inurnment to follow. Arrangements were made by Hilton Funeral Home.

Barbara “Prim” Jean Bell

Barbara “Prim” Jean Bell, 66, of Clarksburg, MD, passed away on November 8, 2017.

Born on February 9, 1951, in Washington, D.C., she was the daughter of the late William and Peggy (King) Wilt.

Barbara was a loving wife to Walter Bell Jr.

Surviving along with her husband are their three children; Harold Lee Marsh Jr.  and significant other Kimberly Brickhouse of Inwood, WV, Todd Marsh Sr. and wife Sherri of Poolesville, MD, Michael Marsh and significant other Paul Beaver of Hancock, MD, four brothers; William Wilt Jr. of Kearneysville,WV, Michael Wilt of Norfolk, VA, Jimmy Wilt of Warren, PA, Russell Wilt of Kearneysville,WV, one sister; Tammy Combs of Kearneysville,WV, six stepchildren, 24 grandchildren, two great grandchildren and multiple step brothers and sisters.

Barbara was preceded in death by two brothers; Stevie Wilt, Gary Wilt and one sister, Pamela Milburn.

Family will be receiving friends on Sunday, November 12, 2017 from 6-8 PM at Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Road, Barnesville, MD (hiltonfh.com), where funeral services will be held on Monday, November 13, 2017 at 11 AM. Interment to follow at Rockville Cemetery, 1350 Baltimore Road, Rockville, MD 20851.

Aristides Roja Espinoza

Aristides Roja Espinoza, 85, of Dickerson, MD, passed away on November 22, 2017.

Born on April 20, 1932 in Sou Sal Chile, he was the son of the late Jose Espinoza and Anna Louisa.

Aristides was a loving husband to Floripa Espinoza.

Surviving along with his wife are their two children; Paul Espinoza, Richard Espinoza, three siblings; Rolando Espinoza, Carmen Espinoza, Teresa Espinoza and two grandchildren.

Family will be receiving friends on Sunday, November 26, 2017 from 4-6 PM at Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Road, Barnesville, MD (hiltonfh.com). A mass of Christian burial will take place at noon on Monday, November 27, 2017 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 18230 Barnesville Rd, Barnesville, MD where interment will follow after in the church cemetery.

James (Pap) T. Kelley

James (Pap) T. Kelley, 78, of Corriganville, MD, died on November 22, 2017.

He was the husband of the late Gilberta (Mama) Kelley.

Born on June 12, 1939, he was the son of the late Earl J. and Mary (Fitzpatrick) Kelley.

Jim served his country in the United States Army.

Surviving is one daughter, Jean RaNae Morningstar and husband Steven of Poolesville, MD; one son, James T. Kelley and wife Rena of Frederick, MD; one brother, John E. Kelley and wife June of Lonaconing, MD; four sisters, Rosemary Hitt of Piedmont, WV, Patricia Moon and husband Russell of Swanton, MD, Carol Michael and husband Addis of Sheffield Lake, OH, Kathy McMillan and husband Rick of Oldtown, MD; six grandchildren, Jamie Jamison, Steven, Jr. and Tyler Morningstar, James T., III, Alexander and Ava Kelley and two great grandchildren, Addison Jamison and Riley Kelley.

Jim was also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be held at 11 AM on Saturday December 2 at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd. (Rt. 109), Barnesville, MD.

Inurnment will follow in Monocacy Cemetery, Beallsville, MD.

James Herbert “Jim” Brown

James Herbert “Jim” Brown passed away on Saturday, November 25, 2017, at home in Jefferson, MD.

He was predeceased by both his parents Thomas C. and Inez A. Brown.

Jim is survived by his brother, Robert Brown (Jennifer), of Jefferson, niece Katie Brown of San Diego, and nephew Dan Brown of Philadelphia.

He was a Vietnam veteran, entering the Marine Corp as a private and rising to the rank of captain. Jim received a Silver Star and Air Medal (bronze star) for actions as a Huey helicopter gunship and med-evac pilot in Southeast Asia.

He was an expert on coins and sports memorabilia and will be missed by his family and numerous friends at the Frederick Owls Club.

A celebration of life will be held at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Road, Barnesville, MD on Thursday, December 14, 2017 from 3 to 5 PM. A memorial service will be conducted at 4 PM.

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

In lieu of flowers, donations in Jim’s honor may be made to The Religious Coalition for Emergency Human Needs (http://www.thereligiouscoalition.org) of Frederick County.

Paul E. Gordon

Paul went home to be at peace on November 29, 2017. His wife and sister were by his side.

Paul was preceded in death by his father, John F. “Pappy” Gordon and his mother Nancy L. Gordon.

He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 31 years Debbie Browning Gordon; a daughter,  Stephanie Blauch; three grandchildren, Cain Blauch, Adian Hammersmith, Cami Hammersmith; 2 sisters, Linda O’Connor, Karen Beitzel and husband Dale;  one brother,  John Gordon and wife Ruth,  along with many nieces and nephews.

He will always be remembered for his great laughter, practical jokes and out-going personality.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, December 2, 2017 from 2-4 pm at City Reach Church Cumberland, 610 Brookfield Ave, Cumberland, MD. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations go to Allegany County Animal Shelter, 716 Furnace Street, Cumberland, MD 21502 or St. Jude Children Hospital, 501 St Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105.

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2016

​T. Michael Miller

T. Michael Miller, 68, of Frederick, MD, died on November 9, 2016.
Born on February 23, 1948, in Olney, MD, he was the son of the late Nathan M. and Mary (Elkins) Miller. 
Michael graduated from Damascus High School in 1966 and later Alderson Broaddus University in Phillipi, WV. He was a member of the Barnesville Baptist Church and authored several books on the history of Alexandria, Virginia, where he also
served as the city Historian for many years. He worked for the Lee-Fendall House
and did occasional tours for the Smithsonian Museum in Washington, D.C. He was also an accomplished classical pianist.
He is survived by his brother, Nathan M. Miller, Jr. and wife Dana of Morrisville, NY,; a sister, Catherine Miller and companion David Jones of Earlville, NY; four nephews, Nathan M. Miller, III and wife Calla of Morrisville, NY, Joshua Doroshenko and wife Nicole of Tonawanda, NY, Jonathan Doroshenko and companion Sarah Palmer, David L. Jones of Ithaca, NY; one niece, Jessica Davis and husband James of Morrisville, NY; 10 great nieces and nephews and 3 first cousins.
Services will be held at a later date.

Nancy E. Hanel

Nancy Eleanor Hanel, a longtime resident of Ijamsville, MD, passed away November 10 at the Kline Hospice House in Mount Airy, MD, having returned to Frederick County to be with family after spending some years in Maine.
Born Nancy Thomas in 1935, she attended Nurses Training at St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, afterwards returning to Maryland to work tirelessly as a public health nurse in Montgomery County. She traveled through rural farmland attending to the medical needs of impoverished families, migrant workers and tenant farmers. She saved and improved the lives of hundreds of individuals, and spearheaded immunization programs throughout the region.
Nancy married Everett Hanel Jr. in 1973 and became a stay-at-home mother to their two daughters. The family enjoyed spending summers in Mid-coast Maine, where Nancy spent the last nine years.
Nancy was a talented artist; a painter and woodcarver whose often mystical and religious subjects reflected her deeply rooted faith. She volunteered her talents in numerous ways at her local parish.
She is survived by her daughters Elizabeth and Alice (James), granddaughter Cecilia, and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Everett and her sister Jean Moore.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 AM on Wednesday November 16 at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 18230 Barnesville Rd., Barnesville, MD.
Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
In lieu of flowers gifts in her name may be made to All Saints Parish's "Founded on Faith Building the Future" Campaign, 132 McKeen Street, Brunswick, ME 04011.

​Margaret Rebecca Nightingale

Margaret Rebecca Nightingale, 79, of Poolesville, MD, died on November 11, 2016.
Born on March 8, 1937, in Springfield, Ohio, she was the loving wife to Thomas Nightingale and daughter to the late Calvin and Letha (VanPelt) Nuckols. 
Surviving besides her husband are three children, Dennis Nightingale, Catherine Keller and Tish Brownlee; her sister, Carol Joy and eight grandchildren, Gillian, Madison, Cate, Hyatt, Lauren, Laine, Maggie and Emily. She was preceded in death by her sister Sally Knisley.
The family will be receiving friends on Wednesday, November 16 from 2:00-4:00 PM and 6:00- 8:00 PM at Our Lady of the Presentation Catholic Church, 17230 Tom Fox Ave., Poolesville, MD, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday, November 17 at 11:00 AM. Interment to follow at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date. 
Arrangements by Hilton Funeral Home, Barnesville, MD (hiltonfh.com)

Clark E. Brown

Clark E. Brown, 58, of Barnesville, MD, died suddenly at his home on November 18, 2016.
Born on November 5, 1958, in Washington, D.C., he was the son of the late Richard P. & Irma L. (Hubble) Brown.
Clark Brown was a kind hearted and giving member of the community who had a lifelong passion for local history, Chesapeake culture, natural resources and agriculture.
At a young age, he was an active member of the Montgomery County 4H Beef Club and spent many hours helping on his sisters dairy farm in Union Bridge. Later, he worked with his father providing commodity hauling services for local farmers and traveled around the East Coast setting up "box stalls" for equestrian events. After graduation from Poolesville High School, Clark worked as the manager of Historic Whites Ferry where his passion for the Potomac River grew stronger. His romantic view of its mystique was clearly evident during his featured interview for the early 80's documentary "Potomac Reflections". Throughout his life, Clark had a deep love for the waters of the Potomac and spent many hours perched behind drift wood with family & friends, holding vigilant watch over custom cork waterfowl decoys, awaiting what he called the "controlled accident" that was a green head mallards hasty decent & subsequent landing.
Along his journey, Clark learned the trade of collision repair and worked over 20 years in the industry, spending over 18 years with Criswell Chevrolet in Gaithersburg. Although Clark enjoyed the bodywork world, his passion for local agriculture and natural resources always seemed to beckon him back. He took a job with Willard Agri-Services of Frederick where he worked in the fertilizer plant and also worked part time for William Willard Farms during harvest season.
During this time, Clark also organized, developed and managed a group of local conservationist for the purpose of privately purchasing and preserving a 400 acre island in the Potomac River he had always loved. He spent countless hours on habitat restoration & improvement projects on the island and loved nothing more than sharing that space with his family and friends.
His love for family was unmatched, as seen when he later took time to help with his sons company, Patriot Land & Wildlife, which no doubt grew from his own passion for the value of natural resources that he had instilled in his children. Clark also worked part time at the Tractor Supply Company where he developed a new found respect for retail trade.
He became so passionate about retail and memories of his mother's antique business that he, along with his wife of 34 years - Bonnie, rented the historic building next to their home of 30 plus years and opened "Mrs. Brown's Attic", a unique selection of old, new and unusual finds from the area. Together over the last year they worked side by side, sharing their love with others. His infectious smile and diligent work could be seen right up to his final day by all who passed the Barnesville square.
Clark's amazing heart and service before self mentality will be greatly missed by all who had the pleasure to meet him.
He is survived by his wife Bonnie; three children, Joseph and wife Brittany, Casey and husband Paul, Megan and husband Sean; two sisters, Nona Schwartzbeck and husband Joe, Nina Burdette and husband Jimmy; one brother, Hatton Brown, and one grandson, Bryton Brown.
A Memorial Service will be held, Monday, November 21 at Memorial United Methodist Church, 17821 Elgin Rd, Poolesville, MD 20837, at 11:00 AM with reception to follow.
In lieu of flowers, family requests that donations be made in Clarks honor to Operation
Second Chance 20251 Century Blvd. Suite 130 Germantown, MD 20874.www.Operationsecondchance.org
Directions to the church click here.

​Reeva Alexander Jones

Reeva Alexander Jones of Buckingham's Choice, Adamstown, MD, passed away on November 27, 2016. 
Mrs. Jones was born on October 9, 1918 in Frederick, MD. She was the daughter of John Alexander and Mae Hawker Alexander. She was preceded in death by her husband Charles Robert Jones in 1995 and by her four siblings: Meredith, Leon, Iona (Wiggins), and Ross.
Cherishing her memory are daughters, Joan Temple Jones and Jan Alexandra Jones Angel and son-in-law James Burman Angel. She is survived by numerous nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends, who were very dear to her.
Mrs. Jones was a lifelong member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Frederick, MD. She was employed at the Lord Baltimore Hotel and as an assistant to a cardiologist in Washington, D.C. During the early stages of the Pentagon, Reeva was hired by the MIT Operations Evaluations Group - the only non-military group in the Pentagon at that time.
She was a member of Holly Hills Country Club for 23 years, and enjoyed reciprocating invitations to ladies' golf association tournaments with her many friend at clubs in the metro area. She was active in the Rural Women's Republican Club for over 40 years. Reeva was also a long-term member of the Sugarloaf Citizen's Association and the Dickerson Community Association.
Reeva and Bob enjoyed their Dickerson residence for over 40 years, and their 339-acre farm on Big North Mountain in Gerradstown, WV.
Funeral Service will be held Saturday, December 3 at the Evangelical Lutheran Church, 31 E Church St, Frederick, MD 21701, at 11:00 AM with internment to follow at Monocacy Cemetery, 19801 W Hunter Rd, Beallsville, MD 20839.
A reception will follow at 2 PM at her residence in Buckingham's Choice, 3371 Upland Court, Adamstown, MD 21710.
Arrangements by Hilton Funeral Home, Barnesville, MD (hiltonfh.com)

​Meghan F. Massey

Meghan F. Massey, 32, of Poolesville, died suddenly on November 27, 2016.
Born on October 10, 1984, she was the daughter of Francis Massey and Barbara Faith.
Surviving besides her parents is her sister, Jennifer, her brother, Jason, both of Poolesville and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Meghan graduated from Poolesville High School and Hood College with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology.
A Mass celebrating Meghan's life will take place at 11:00 AM on Saturday, January 7, 2017, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 18230 Barnesville Road, Barnesville, MD.
Inurnment will follow.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Mary of Nazareth School,WUMCO, or the Montgomery County Humane Society.
Arrangements by Hilton Funeral Home, Barnesville.

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