2019

Joanne P. Howard

Joanne P. Howard, 88, of Barnesville, MD, died peacefully on September 2, 2019 at the Kline Hospice House, Mt. Airy, MD.

She was the wife of the late Kenneth H. Howard.

Born on July 4, 1931, in Washington, DC, she was the daughter of the late Selby W. and Ruth (Fisher) Preffitt.

Joanne was a fulltime housewife and farmer.  She was very active at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with the annual chicken and turkey dinners and funeral luncheons.  She helped count money from Sunday collections every Monday morning for many years.  She was a member of the Sodality and attended daily Mass.

Surviving are her children, Lynda H. Sheckles and husband Mike of Mt. Airy, MD, Rebecca H. Sterba and husband Martin of Frederick, MD; two sisters, Mary F. Beavers and husband Don of TX, Kathleen McVearry and husband Mike of Bowie, MD; two brothers, Richard Preffitt and wife Nancy of MO, Stephen Preffitt and wife Teresa of North Potomac, MD; seven grandchildren and ten great grandchildren.

Joanne was preceded in death by one daughter, Teresa Cooper and one son, Kenneth Wayne Howard.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, September 8, from 3-5 PM at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd. (Rt. 109), Barnesville.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 AM on Monday September 9, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 18230 Barnesville Rd., Barnesville.  A reception will follow in the church pavilion.  Interment will take place at 1:30 PM in Forest Oak Cemetery, Gaithersburg, MD.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Mary’s Catholic Church, P.O. Box 67, Barnesville, MD  20838 or the American Lung Association (www.lung.org).

Peter R. Davio

Peter R. Davio, 77, of Clarksburg, MD, was peacefully called to heaven on September 6th, 2019, surrounded by his loving family at the MedStar Washington Hospital Center in Washington DC.

He was born in Detroit MI, to the late Ubaldo and Victoria Davio and was pre-deceased by his brothers Jerry and Dennis.
Pete was a US Navy Veteran, serving as a Missile Technician on USS HENRY CLAY (SSBN 625). Following his honorable discharge from the Navy, he worked as a Configuration and Data Management Specialist for Northrop Grumman and then with Booz, Allen & Hamilton as a Program Manager for the next 31 years before retiring in 2008. Pete was very active in the Knights of Columbus, serving for nearly 40 years in key positions from Grand Knight of Council 6901 in 1987 and ultimately as the Maryland State Deputy in 2010. In retirement, Pete was busy serving as Vice President of the National Christopher Columbus Association, performing with the church choir, restoring juke boxes, and spending time with friends and family.
Surviving are his beloved wife of 53 years, Francine, son and daughter-in-law Dennis and Courtney, son
and daughter-in-law Paul and Amy, son Michael, and four grandchildren, Nate, Matthew, Hailey, and Joe.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, September 11th 2019 from 6:00-8:00 PM at the Hilton Funeral Home
(22111 Beallsville Rd, Barnesville, Maryland 20838). Funeral Mass will be held Thursday, September 12th,
2019 at 11:00 AM at St. Mary’s Parish (18230 Barnesville Road, Barnesville, MD 20838) with interment immediately following. 
Memorial contributions can be made to National Right to Life or St. Mary’s Parish. 

Eugene Thomas Stone

Eugene Thomas Stone, Sr., 93, of Dickerson, MD passed away on September 7, 2019.

Born on September 9, 1925, in Germantown, Maryland, he was the son of the late Charles F., Sr. and Mary L. Stone. 

Eugene is survived by his two sons, Charles L. Stone and wife Carol of Gaithersburg, MD, Martin E. Stone of Dickerson, MD; one grandchild, Michele Durham of Ruckersville, VA; two great grandchildren, Sidney Durham, Court Durham of Ruckersville, VA.

Eugene was preceded in death by his first wife Dorothy L. Donaldson; second wife, Nancy R. Hartley; one son, Eugene “Tommy” T. Stone, Jr.; one sister, Eleanor Morrell, and four brothers, Francis Stone, Charles Stone, Jr., Luther Stone and Robert Stone. 

Eugene was a member of the American Legion Post 171 in Damascus, MD.

Gregory A. Tetlow

Gregory A. Tetlow, 55, of Urbana, MD, died suddenly on September 13, 2019.

He was the husband of Pamela Tetlow.

Born on December 21, 1963, Greg was the son of Nancy Carol (Nester) Webb and the late Arthur Roland Tetlow.

Surviving besides his wife and mother are four children, Dr. Brittany Cline and husband Scott, Amanda, Tiara and Christian Tetlow; three sisters, Carol Tetlow, Elizabeth Bower and husband Ronald, Kelly Tetlow; one brother, Brian Tetlow and wife Samantha; one step-sister, Anita Danner Cariola; six grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family will be receiving friends on Thursday September 19 from 5-8 PM at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd. (Rt. 109), Barnesville, MD, where funeral services will be held on Friday September 20 at 11 AM.

A cremation will follow.

Beverly Cole Horsley

Beverly Cole Horsley passed away peacefully at her home on September 14, 2019, surrounded by her family. Beverly was born on April 21, 1946 in Emory, now Atlanta, Georgia to Weldon Hubert Cole and Mildred Pirkle Cole and grew up in southwest Atlanta, GA, attending Peoples Street Elementary School and graduating from Headland High School in 1964.She is survived by her adoring family, husband of 54 years, Wiley “Pete” Horsley, daughters Jennifer Adley Suhr and Clair Marie Horsley, grandchildren Justine Adley Willard and Xavier Alexander Willard, sisters Cecile Sims of Mableton, GA and Patricia Cole of Norcross, GA,brother, James Weldon Cole of Smyrna, GA and many nieces and nephews.Beverly was an active member of Poolesville Baptist Church in Poolesville, MD from 1977 to her death. Her service there started with backyard Bible studies for community children, and included many years as Sunday School teacher, Vacation Bible School teacher/worker, Girls Auxiliary worker and always-ready volunteer for whatever needed done in Jesus’ name.Bev’s early working career included federal service with the IRS in Atlanta, GA, the U.S. Navy in Key West, FL, the U.S. Army at Ft. McPherson GA, the National Center for Disease Control in Atlanta, the Army Electronic Command in Monmouth NJ, and the National Aviation Facilities Experiment Center in Ocean City, NJ. She opted out of her federal career for 11 years to raise her daughters, Jennifer and Clair. During that time she received a degree in Computer Science from Montgomery College in Rockville, MD. Beverly resumed her Federal career with the U.S.Naval Medical Command in Bethesda, MD and at Headquarters in Washington, DC, where she retired as a Computer Specialist in 2005.During her life and career Bev lived in Atlanta, Key West, FL, Lakewood, NJ and Poolesville MD.She lived for 29 years in Buckeystown, MD in Farmview, a Victorian home which she restored,overlooking the Mayne Tree Farm. Her strong interests in flowers and plants led to the extensive gardens and plants, including a Maryland Master Gardner’s certified pollinator garden, there.The family will be receiving friends on Wednesday, September 18, from 6-8 PM, at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd. (Rt. 109), Barnesville, MD (hiltonfh.com).Funeral services will be held at 11 AM, on Thursday, September 19, at the Poolesville Baptist Church, 17550 West Willard Road, Poolesville, MD.Interment will follow in Resthaven Memorial Gardens, 9501 Catoctin Mountain Hwy, Frederick,MD.In lieu of or in addition to flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Frederick County, PO Box 1799, Frederick, MD 21702.

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2018

Andrew C. Clarke

Andrew C. Clarke, 55, of Burtonsville, MD passed away on September 13, 2018.

Born on January 11, 1963, in Washington, DC, he is the son of Elizabeth Blinkhorn.

Along with his mother, he is survived by his daughter Julia L. Clarke; two sisters,

Carol E. Clarke, Jennifer M. Matheson; two nieces, one nephew and two great nieces.

Andrew was preceded in death by one brother, Michael J. Clarke.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, September 27th at St. Rose Lima Catholic Church,

11701 Clopper Road, Gaithersburg, MD 20878.

In lieu of flowers the family asks donations be made to Casey House- Montgomery Hospice, 6001 Muncaster Mill Rd, Rockville, MD 20855 or American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123. 

Jo Ann Boxall

Jo Ann Boxall, 74, of Boyds, MD passed away on September 14, 2018.

Jo Ann was the loving wife to the late Edward U. Boxall.

Born on November 10, 1944, in Boyds, Maryland, she was the daughter of the late Leonard S. Cole and Ellen Mae Nelson. Jo Ann is survived by her two sons, Charles E. Boxall, Sr. (Susan) of Hagerstown, MD, William C. Boxall (Kendal) of Brunswick, MD, four sisters; Helen Sharitz of Knoxville, MD, Doris White of Tampa, FL, Alice (Becky) Mitchell of Ranson, WV, Valerie Cole of Kearneysville, WV, five Grandchildren; Charles and James Boxall, Keith, Jennifer and Amanda Shoemaker and eight Great Grandchildren.

Jo Ann was preceded in death by two sisters; Ellen (Jenny) Arnold, Ruth Tabor, five brothers; John (Jack) Cole, Bill Cole, Douglas Cole, Patton Cole, McArthur Cole and one great granddaughter, Kayla Boxall.

In lieu of flowers the family asks donations be made to John Marsh Cancer Center of Hagerstown, 11110 Medical Campus Rd Suite 129, Hagerstown, MD 21742.

Services are private.  Arrangements by Hilton Funeral Home, Barnesville.

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2017

Sylvia J. Hungerford

Sylvia J. Hungerford, 74, of Fairfield, PA, formerly of Germantown, MD, died on September 4, 2017 at Chambersburg Hospital in Chambersburg, PA.

Born on November 12, 1942, in Olney, Maryland, she was the daughter of the late Herbert L. and Gladys Mae (Voight) Haynes.

Surviving are her children, Peggy Bancroft (David), Mark Hungerford (Cathy), Matthew Hungerford (Brenda); one brother, Richard Haynes (Joan); one sister-in-law, Yvonne Haynes, 10 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.

Sylvia was preceded in death by three sons, Wayne Lee Hungerford, Dee Wayne Hungerford, Walter Remus (Buddy) Hungerford, Jr.; one sister, Dixie Lee Monroe and one brother, Leroy Haynes.

The family will be receiving friends on Wednesday September 13 from 6-8 PM at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd. (Rt. 109), Barnesville, MD.

Funeral services will be held at 11 AM, on Thursday September 14, at the Germantown Baptist Church, 17640 Riffle Ford Rd., Germantown, MD.

Interment will follow in Flower Hill Cemetery, Gaithersburg, MD.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105 or stjude.org

Edith C. Lambert

Edith C. Lambert, 84, of Brunswick, MD, formerly of Poolesville, MD, passed away on Friday September 8, 2017.

She was the wife of the late Jasper T. Lambert, Sr. who passed away in 1986.

Born on August 16, 1933 in Maryland, she was the daughter of the late William K. and Emma R. Carlin.

Edith worked as a bank teller in Poolesville for 35 years.  She loved bird watching and was an avid reader.

Surviving are her daughters, Sherri K. Farr and husband Don of Poolesville, Catherine A. Angell and husband Robert of Brunswick, MD; 5 grandchildren, Brian and Evan Lambert, Karen Conway, Kimberly Cochran, Angela Best and 4 great grandchildren.

Edith was preceded in death by one son, Jasper T. “Jack” Lambert, Jr., two sisters, Frances Carlin and Mary Stephens and one brother, William K. Carlin, Jr.

The family will be receiving friends on Thursday September 14 from 6-8 PM at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd. (Rt. 109), Barnesville, MD (hiltonfh.com) where funeral services will be held on Friday September 15 at 11 AM.

Interment will follow in Monocacy Cemetery, Beallsville, MD.

Mark A. Arnold

Mark A. Arnold, 49, of Frederick, MD, died suddenly on September 20, 2017.

He was the loving husband of Barbara Arnold. Born on June 26, 1968, in Montgomery County, MD, he was the son of the late Earle Leeand Ellen Virginia (Cole) Arnold, Sr. 

Mark grew up in Dickerson, MD and was a carpenter for the Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing. Mark also enjoyed bowling when he was younger and was a member of a local bowling league. He was a dedicated Washington Redskins and Baltimore Orioles fan. Mark loved his family and enjoyed sitting on his front porch of his log home listening to bluegrass music.

Surviving besides his wife are two step-daughters, Heather Scartocci and Lauren Foersterboth of Frederick; three brothers, Earle L. Arnold and wife Beverly of Frederick, Edward Arnold and wife Carolyn of Adamstown, MD, Raymond Arnold and wife Andrea of Frederick and one sister, Patricia Herald of Woodsboro, MD.

Mark was preceded in death by one sister, Virginia Arnold Tompkins and a brother-in-law, Bobby Herald.The family will receive friends on Monday September 25 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd. (Rt. 109), Barnesville, MD where funeral services will be held on Tuesday September 26 at 1 PM. Interment will follow in Resthaven Cemetery, Frederick. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Carroll Manor Fire Department, 2795 Adams St, Adamstown, MD 21710.

 

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2016

Earl L. Moore

Earl L. Moore, 74, of Dickerson, MD, died peacefully on September 4, 2016 at his residence. He was the husband of 53 years of Suzanne Bodmer Moore.
Born on November 4, 1941, in Poolesville, MD, he was the son of the late Alvin and Elizabeth (Titus) Moore.
Earl joined Upper Montgomery County Volunteer Fire Department in 1959 and started his professional firefighting career with Rockville in 1963. He rose through the ranks and retired as a lieutenant in 1992 with the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service. Earl continued his service as volunteer chief with Upper Montgomery from 1998 until 2012. Besides the fire service, Earl loved hunting and fishing.
Surviving besides his wife are two brothers and two sisters, George Moore, Linda Barrack, Ralph Moore and Diane Shelton.
He was preceded in death by one brother, Alvin Moore and one sister, Suanne Demory.
A special thank you for your help and support to Donald Bodmer, Suzie Ferris and James R. Demory II.
The family will be receiving friends on Wednesday, September 7th , from 1-3 and 6-8 P.M. at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd. (Rt. 109), Barnesville, MD (hiltonfh.com).
Funeral services will be held at 11 A.M. on Thursday, September 8th, at Our Lady of the Presentation Catholic Church, 17230 Tom Fox Avenue, Poolesville.
Interment will follow in Monocacy Cemetery, Beallsville, MD.
A reception will be held following the interment at the St. Mary's Catholic Church Pavilion, 18230 Barnesville Rd., Barnesville.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Upper Montgomery County Volunteer Fire Department, 19801 Beallsville Road, Beallsville, Maryland 20839. Click here to donate.

Mary Offutt Butts

Mary Offutt Butts, 93, passed away at Friends Nursing Home, Sandy Spring, MD, on Monday, September 5, 2016.
Mary was born on August 26, 1923 on a small dairy farm in Poolesville, MD. She lived most of her life in Rockville, MD where she met her husband, Newton F. Butts. She worked for the Montgomery County Government during WWII and later retired after 25 years of service as a Special Education Teacher Assistant with Montgomery County Public Schools.
She is survived by her daughter, Suzanne Gartner (Barry), Germantown, MD; two sons, Phillip A. Wunder, San Diego, CA; and Eugene Wunder (Gail), Springfield, MO, four grandchildren; Phillip Andrew Wunder II, Mary Renee Wunder, James Phillip Wunder, and Anna Wunder.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Newton F. Butts; her parents, Clarence Colomore Offutt and Lucile Clements Offutt; her sister, Helen B. Tyson; two brothers, Clarence Colomore Offutt Jr, and Leonard Jerome Offutt; and her beloved daughter-in-law, Rosemary Robertson Wunder.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 am, Monday, September 12th at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 18230 Barnesville Rd Barnesville, MD.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in her name to Montgomery Hospice, 1355 Piccard Dr. #100 Rockville, MD 20850.

Thomas C. Burdette

Thomas C. Burdette, 63, of Hagerstown, MD, died suddenly on September 14, 2016.
Born on September 28, 1952, in Frederick, MD, he was the son of the late John R. and Helen I. (Mulligan) Burdette.
Tommy loved hunting, fishing, gardening and farming. He was a member of the Elks Lodge 684, Moose Club 371 and Redmen Chippewa Tribe 19 in Frederick.
Tommy leaves behind two children, Adam W. Burdette and wife Amanda of Fairfield, PA, Katie M. Burdette of Cavetown, MD; two brothers, Russell Burdette and wife Carole of Ocean Isle Beach, NC, Otis Burdette of Hagerstown; one granddaughter, Hailee Burdette; his former wife, Paula May and his friend and employer, Eric Spates.
The family will be receiving friends on Sunday September 18th from 6-8 PM at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd. (Rt. 109), Barnesville, MD, where funeral services will be held Monday, September 19th at 11 AM.
Interment will follow in Monocacy Cemetery, Beallsville, MD.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to a charity of your choice in Tommy's name.

Mary E. Leissler

Mary (Bugga) Ethelyn Leissler passed away at her home in Germantown, MD on Saturday, September 17, 2016 at the age of 75 surrounded by her loving family. 
Mary is predeceased by her parents, Joseph and Unetta Grobarek.
Mary is lovingly remembered by her three children, Carl Leissler of New Hampshire, Joseph Leissler of Maryland, Christine Dutton and husband John of Germantown, MD; four grandchildren, John Dutton of Frederick, MD, Amber Leissler, Hayley Dutton, and Paytyn Dutton of Germantown, MD; and one great grandson, Cole Dutton. 
Mary was born on June 21, 1941. She graduated from St. Anthony's High School in 1959 and went on to graduate from Catholic University.
Mary enjoyed walking her dog, Cash. She was dedicated to watching her granddaughter for the past 7 years. 
The funeral service will be held at Mother Seton Catholic Church, 19951 Father Hurley Blvd, Germantown, MD on Saturday, October 22, 2016 at 11:00 am. Interment to follow at Gates of Heaven Cemetery, 13801 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, Maryland.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to any foundation relating to Autism. 

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