"Remembering is an act of resurrection, each repetition a vital layer of mourning, in memory of those we are sure to meet again". ~Nancy Cobb
Karen Kay Riggs on Saturday May 19, 2018 passed from life to join her two sisters, Jean Riggs and Patsy Kilgore who are awaiting her in Heaven. Karen, who remained single, resided with her brother Jimmy in Annapolis, MD.One other surviving brother, Jack, resides in Knoxville, TN. Karen has numerous nieces and nephews in Wise, VA, where she will be inurned at a later date. Karen moved to Washington, DC in 1962 after graduating from high school in Norton, VA. She worked for the US Army Map Service, retiring after 35 years of service. Despite being at the end stage of COPD, she was able to celebrate her 75th birthday with her family and friends before contracting the flu and being hospitalized. Karen will forever be remembered for her warm and giving nature.
Larry W. Beabout
Oct 3, 1946 –Jan 8, 2018
Placement of Ashes
Arlington National Cemetery
June 9, 2018 1:00pm
Larry started his career for Army Map Service in 1967. Later that year he was drafted into the army and served for 2 years before continuing his career. He retired in October 2001 and moved with his family to Texas. During his 16+ year retirement he enjoyed an occasional game of golf, wood-working, part-time work as a realtor and with the Census Bureau (in 2010), and watching anything sports related on tv, especially his beloved Redskins. He lost his battle to lung cancer in January 2018 after a 6-month battle, surrounded by his loving family.
William H. “Bill” Stickel, age 93, went to heaven on Monday, May 7, 2018. He was born on Feb. 26, 1925 in Washington DC to the late Charles E. and Ayla B. Stickel. He was pre-deceased by his wife Myra L. Stickel and siblings, Helen Huggins, Charles Stickel and Mary Louise Eldridge.
Bill leaves behind 3 children, Donna Casey and husband John of Mechanicsburg, PA, Cary Stickel of Richmond, VA, and Andy Stickel and fiancé Kim Morrow of Fairfax, VA. Bill leaves behind 8 grandchildren; Brad Amorin and wife Ginger, Leah Amorin and wife Robyn Noren, Alison & Jill Stickel, Chad Stickel and wife Burma, Cassandra Stickel, Jonathan Casey and wife Krissy and Justin Casey and wife Lisa. In addition Great Bill was blessed with 6 great grandchildren, Conner, Nate, Brayden, and Ryan Casey and Chloe & Claire Awig.
Bill was born and raised in Washington DC, spending his summers on his Uncle Cary’s farm in Raleigh NC. He was a student at McKinley High School and upon his father’s death he left school to begin a career at the Army Map Service to help support his mother and siblings.
In 1943 Bill enlisted in the US Navy and served his country during WWII. He entered the Navy as a Seaman First Class and had qualified to be a Gunners Third Mate just prior to his honorable discharge in 1946. During the war he was stationed in Hawthorne, Nevada where he met and married his wife, Myra, prior to being deployed to Hawaii and Guam. Once discharged, he and Myra moved back to Washington DC to begin their married life. Bill resumed his position as a cartographer at the Army Map Service; his career spanned a 30 year period of dedicated service. After retiring he served as both the Treasurer and President of the Association of Mapping Seniors. In 1965 Bill went back to school to complete his high school education. As a second career Bill drove a school bus in Fairfax County, VA for 10 years. He was fondly known to his students as “Mr. Bill”.
Bill spent his adult life raising his 3 children in Vienna, VA. He was involved in their many and varied activities through the years. He was particularly proud of his role as the Building and Grounds Chairman for the Babe Ruth League and was instrumental in the efforts to improve the lighting on Waters Field. He had a deep and abiding faith in Jesus Christ and served as a Deacon for many years at the Faith Baptist Church. Up until his death, Bill was an active member of the Fairfax Baptist Temple where he had a keen interest and love for the missionary work being done by the church.
Bill was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. He treasured his family and his family treasured him and will miss him greatly. He will always be remembered as “Great Bill”.
A memorial service will be held on June 9th at 10:30 am. at the Fairfax Baptist Temple, 6401 Missionary Lane, Fairfax Station, VA 22039. A reception will be held at the church following the service. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in his honor to the “Missionary Fund , Fairfax Baptist Temple, 6401 Missionary Lane, Fairfax Station, VA 22039.
Edward F. Athey, 93, of Thurmont, MD passed away Friday, March 2, 2018 at his home. He was the beloved husband of the late Inez Louise Athey.
Born April 26, 1924 in Washington, D.C. he was the son of the late Al Vernon and Maude V. (Ardinger) Athey.
Edward proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy. Prior to his retirement he worked for the U.S. Government as a Branch Chief Facility Engineer. He was a life member of the American Legion and the V.F.W. Edward enjoyed traveling especially taking cruises.
He is survived by his four daughters, Juanita Fleagle and husband Terry of Fairfield, PA, Virginia Richards and husband Ronnie of Fairfield, PA, Donna Athey and husband Robert Baughman of Taneytown, MD and Sheri Carbaugh and husband James "Pete" of Newport, PA; grandchildren Melanie Ramey, Michael Richards, A. Michele Box, Mark Fleagle, Jessica Seaman, Daniel Meixner, Timothy Athey, Jamie Carbaugh, Brianna Orris and Jesse Carbaugh; 20 great-grandchildren, 3 great-great grandchildren and one brother Donald Athey of WV.
He was preceded in death by his two grandchildren Ginger Carol Wagerman and J. Christopher Meixner, brother Franklin and sisters Helen, Frances and Doris.
The family will receive friends at Stauffer Funeral Home, 104 E. Main St., Thurmont, MD 21788 on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 from 10-11AM.
Graveside services and interment will follow at Blue Ridge Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Legion, Post 168 Scholarship Fund, 8 Park Lane, Thurmont, MD 21788.
On Wednesday, March 28, 2018 of Wheaton, Md. Beloved husband of 62 years of Marjorie (deceased); loving brother of Thelma Rowland and Joy (Gilbert) Monck; adoring father of Harrold Jr and Liz (Dan) Madrzykowski; cherished grandfather of Harrold III (Terra) and Brittney Capps, Stephanie (Paul) Godfrey, Cathy, Michael (Lindsey), Christina and Veronica Madrzykowski; adored great-grandfather of Kody, Jack and Gillian Capps, Brielle Bentley and Jacob, Emma and Harper Madrzykowski and Eliza and Suru Godfrey. Harrold is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Montgomery Hospice or the American Cancer Society.
Albert Ralph Thomas, 80, of Frederick, Maryland, passed from on Sunday, March 25, 2018 at Kline Hospice House in Mount Airy, MD. Hew as the husband of 46 years to Patricia Thomas.
Born on May 8, 1937 in Logan, Utah was the son of the late David Thomas and Eunice (Perry) Thomas.
He lived in San Antonio, Texas for 36 years before moving to Frederick to be near his family.
He served in both the navy and army. He was a cartographer for the Defense Mapping Agency (now known as National System for Geospatial Intelligence) until his retirement in the early nineties.
In addition to his loving Wife Patricia he is survived by a daughter Megan Byrne and husband Matt, three grandsons, Jack, Wyatt and Luke a brother, Ray Thomas and two daughters, Diana Thomas and Connie Campbell.
Eleanor J. Haithcock, "Jean", 74, of Lothian passed away on February 23, 2018 due to
complications from Dementia. Jean was born in Takoma Park, MD on March 24, 1943 to the late Eleanor and Wallace Faust, Jr. She was a retired cartographer with the Defense Mapping Agency. Jean enjoyed
reading, crossword puzzles and spending time with her grandchildren. Jean is survived by her son, Donald T. Haithcock and her daughter Leah M. Sanchez both of Lothian; grandchildren, Tyler Sanchez of
Lothian and Lauren Sanchez of Edgewater; a brother, Gordon Neal Faust and sister-in-law Dot of Spencer, MA.
A memorial service for Eleanor will be held on Friday, March 2 at 3PM at the George P. Kalas Funeral Home, 2973 Solomons Island Rd., Edgewater, MD. In lieu of flowers memorial contribution may be made to the National Kidney Foundation, 30 East 33rd Street, New York, NY 10016.
Frederick F Spurlin Deceased Aug 2016 (age 75)
Robert N. Hannum “Bobby”, age 95, of Sterling, formerly of Cabin John passed away February, 18 2018. Bobby was a proud Firefighter for over 65 years as well as a WWII Veteran. He retired from Army Mapping Service. He is survived by numerous extended family members and his fire department families of Sterling Park Volunteer Fire Department and Cabin John Park Fire Department.
Family will receive guests, Thursday, February 22 from 5-8pm at Adams-Green Funeral Home, 721 Elden St., Herndon, VA. Funeral will be held 9:30am, Friday, February 23 at SVFC Station 618, 46700 Middlefield Dr., Sterling, VA followed by a reception prior to interment at Parklawn Memorial Park, Rockville, MD. In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to Sterling Park Volunteer Fire Department or Cabin John Park Fire Department. Rama
Frances passed the away in February 2018.
Frances was a resident of Woodbridge, Virginia at the time of passing.
A memorial service will be held Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at 11:00am at Miller Funeral Home, 3200 Golansky Blvd., Woodbridge, VA 22192.
Ambrose “Al” A. Mager, age 79
Ambrose “Al” A. Mager, age 79, of Sun City, AZ recently of New Prague died Dec. 3, 2017 at Mala Strana Health Care Center in New Prague.
A memorial service was held at St. John the Evangelist in Union Hill. Burial followed at St. Joseph Cemetery in Lexington Township.
Born Ambrose Albert Mager on Dec. 31, 1937 in Derrynane Township, rural Le Sueur County, MN. He was the son of John D. and Veronica (Shiprett) Meger. Al attended country school before enlisting in the Air Force at the age of seventeen. He served his country for two years in 1955 – 1958.
After his service to his country Al spent all of his career working as a civilian working as a radio technician for the United States Government. He lived in Maryland while he was working and after he retired from his government employment Al relocated to Arizona to enjoy his retirement years.
In retirement he enjoyed traveling, family gatherings in Minnesota. He was a life member of the Elks Club and American Legion clubs. He is survived by his two brothers Andrew of Belle Plaine and Leonard of Faribault and many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his three sisters and five brothers.
Arrangements were handled by the Brick-Meger Funeral Home of Owatonna.
HOWARD PORTER SMITH
January 5, 1931 - December 13, 2017
Howard P. Smith was born January 5, 1931, in Mount Kisco, New York. He died December 13, 2017, in Fort Myers, Florida, at the age of 86. He graduated from Carmel High School and then attended Columbia University. His college was interrupted as he enlisted in the US Air Force in 1951 serving in Korea and was discharged in 1955. He resumed his education at Columbia and obtained his bachelor’s degree in Geology. Howard and wife, Beverly, moved from New York to Virginia where he took a job with the Army Map Service. He worked for the Federal government as a Cartographer and retired from the Defense Mapping Agency in 1987. Howard...
Howard P. Smith was born January 5, 1931, in Mount Kisco, New York. He died December 13, 2017, in Fort Myers, Florida, at the age of 86. He graduated from Carmel High School and then attended Columbia University. His college was interrupted as he enlisted in the US Air Force in 1951 serving in Korea and was discharged in 1955. He resumed his education at Columbia and obtained his bachelor’s degree in Geology. Howard and wife, Beverly, moved from New York to Virginia where he took a job with the Army Map Service. He worked for the Federal government as a Cartographer and retired from the Defense Mapping Agency in 1987. Howard is survived by his loving wife, Dotty, of 32 years. He is also survived by his two children, Kevin (Karen) Smith of Hayward, CA, and Karen Smith of Fort Myers, FL. Howard and Dotty moved from Virginia and became full-time residents in Fort Myers, FL, in 2002. He was a member of both the Association of Mapping Seniors and the National Geospatial-Intelligence Alumni Association. He enjoyed their yearly get togethers where he could connect with old friends and revisit great memories and good times. Howard and Dotty traveled throughout the United States enjoying the beautiful sites and visiting with friends. He always had lots of stories to tell. He will be greatly missed.
Arthur Joseph Audet
On May 15, 2013, Arthur Joseph Audet, beloved husband of the late Rose Marie Audet ; loving father of Arthur Glen Audet, Jean Graves, Deborah Mathis and the late David Arthur Audet.
A graveside service will be held at the Maryland Veterans' Cemetery, Crownsville, 1122 Sunrise Beach Road, Crownsville, Maryland 21032 on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at 10:45 AM.
Thelma Louise Johnston
Thelma Louise (Iseman) Johnston, a beautiful spirit, departed this life
Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017, to be joyfully reunited with her loved ones on the other side of the veil. She was born July 12, 1934, in Manor Township, Armstrong County, to Walter John and Ethel Alverda
(Fox) Iseman. She was the third of six children. Louise graduated from Ford City High School. She married Edson "Buzz" Johnston on June 10, 1955, in Winchester, Va. They later moved to Washington,
D.C., where she worked for the FBI Fingerprinting Division. She later worked for the U.S. Department of Defense, Defense Mapping, as a cartographer for 25 years. After making their home in Virginia
for 26 years, she and Buzz moved back to Pennsylvania in 1985 where they opened and operated B&L Baby furniture store in Lower Burrell. Louise was active in the community. She was chief steward
for Lodge No. 805 of the Masons for 28 years. She was a part of the decorating committee for the Scottish Rite Body Consistory of Coudersport. Louise adopted families for Christmas through community
action and provided gifts for needy children. She was also a member of the New Kensington chapter of Eastern Stars No. 158 and was the treasurer of Baker Trail Cedarettes No. 180. She belonged to
Saxonburg District Women's Club, the Sassy Lassies Red Hats, and Post No. 683 of the American Legion. She was an inspector for the local Election Board for about 30 years. She was also a docent at
Saxonburg Museum. Louise was the "energizer bunny" personified, always doing something. She loved to bowl and even went to State Finals. She also loved to play golf, square dance, bike and play
cards. She belonged to several card clubs. She enjoyed hand work such as embroidering, quilt making, crocheting lap robes for veterans, sewing dresses for Little Dresses for Africa and cake
decorating, having made several wedding cakes. She loved ceramics and even had her own kiln. She also loved boating, fishing, crabbing and RVing. She enjoyed yard work and gardening and took pride in
it. She enjoyed traveling both in and out of the country to places such as Egypt, Alaska, Hawaii, Canada, Mexico and Nova Scotia. She and Buzz were happy hosts of many New Year's Eve parties at their
home. She was loved by all who knew her. Louise was a natural nurturer and cared for her mother, father and husband for many years as they completed their sojourn here on earth. She is survived by
her siblings, Ruth (James) Saur, of East Greenbush, N.Y., and Walter Jack (Ruby) Iseman, of Monroe Center, Ill.; as well as nieces Linda (Bob) Fox, Doris (Donald) Snyder, Diane (Mark) Wagner, Cynthia
(David) Archer, Janice (Andrew) Smith and Bethany Iseman; and nephews Edward Iseman, Keith Saur and Thomas Iseman. She is also
survived by a great-niece, Jennifer Prazenica; great-nephews, Jason Fox and Daniel Millham; five great-great-nieces; as well as her many good friends whom she dearly loved. Louise was predeceased by
her beloved husband of 52 years, Edson "Buzz" Johnston; her parents, John and Alverda Iseman; three brothers, John Fox Iseman, Edward Carl Iseman and Kenneth George Iseman; nephew, Robert Harvey
Iseman; great-nephew, Timothy Carl Iseman; and several dear friends.
Calling hours will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017, at FOX FUNERAL HOME, Main Street, Saxonburg. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017, at the funeral home. Interment will be in the mausoleum at Greenwood Memorial Cemetery, Lower
Jean Powell Emory
Jean Powell Emory from Tappahannock, Virginia died July 1, 2016. She was born in
Pineville, Va on January 7, 1930. She married Arthur J. Emory on May 18, 1950 and raised their two children Michael and Theresa in Kensington, Md. Jean worked as a hairdresser for 60 years and
retired in Tappahannock.
Jean was preceded in death by her husband Art, and by her son Michael. She is survived by her daughter, Theresa and her grandson, Cory.
Harriette Ann Holmes Abbe was born on November 27, 1925, in Kingsport, Tennessee, to Charles Calvin and Mary Delano Holmes. She married William Whipple Abbe in 1948 and built a life and family together over 66 years. She was a resident of Passavant Retirement Community, Zelienople, PA, previously of Cambridge, MD, and Bethesda, MD. She was a 1947 graduate of Russell Sage College in Troy, NY, where she received a B.S. in Nursing. She worked at the following facilities: Bryan Memorial Hospital in Lincoln, NE, Children's Hospital in Washington, D.C., Suburban Hospital in Bethesda, MD, and the Collingswood Nursing Home in Rockville, MD. She accompanied her husband during overseas assignments in Pakistan, Jordan and Thailand between 1960 and 1971. In Pakistan, she assisted in providing health and eye care at refugee camps. From 1989 to 2003 Harrie and Whip lived in Cambridge, MD, where she opened and ran Drift in Book Sales for a few years in downtown Cambridge. She served as a member of the Dorchester Hospital Auxiliary and as Chairwoman of the Robin Hood Shop. In 2003 Harrie and Whip moved to Zelienople, PA. Harrie is survived by her five children, Charles Cleveland Abbe of Scappoose, OR, Christopher Holmes Abbe of Freeport, ME, Pamela Abbe of Waynesburg, PA, Timothy Abbe of Port Angeles, WA, and James Daniel Abbe of Plymouth, NH; and by four granddaughters, Shea Abbe Zwerver, Cory Holmes Abbe, Carmen River Abbe and Caroline Frances Abbe. Harriette was preceded in death by Whipple and granddaughter, Leah Abbe Zwerver. A Memorial Service will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, December 1, 2017, at the Seaman Chapel, Passavant Retirement Community, Zelienople, PA. In addition, a celebration of life will be held in the Bethesda, MD, area at a time and place to be determined. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Tall Tails Beagle Rescue, 81 Pleasant Hill Road, Freeport, ME 04032, www.talltailsbeaglerescue.org or the Community Foundation of Greene County, Leah Abbe Zwerver Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 768, Waynesburg, PA 15370 (Checks to CFGC). Condolences to the family may be directed to Cleve Abbe, by US Mail to C.C. Abbe, 54472 Dahlgren Rd., Scappoose, OR 97056, or by email to CCAbbe11@aol.com. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the BOYLAN FUNERAL HOME, INC., 324 E. Grandview Ave., Zelienople, PA 16063. Expression of sympathy may be shared with the family at boylanfuneralhome.com.
On November 16, 2017 Samuel (Sam) Casamento succumbed to cancer. Sam grew up in Georgetown, was an army veteran and retired from the Army Map Service after 35 years. Sam was preceded in death by his siblings: Tony, Phillip, Mary, Elena, Ann and Joe. He is survived by his sister, Alvera Wathen and brother, Frank Casamento and many nieces & nephews. A mass of Christian Burial is scheduled for 11am, December 11, at St. Bart’s Catholic Church, 6900 River Road, Bethesda, MD. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to: Community Hospice of DC, 3720 Upton St. NW, Washington, DC 20016.
Departed this life on Saturday, September 24, 2016. Beloved wife of the late, Donald C. Roberts, Sr.; loving mother of Lita D. Roberts, Donald Roberts, Jr., Wanda Glenn and Faydrian Henderson. She is also survived by many grand and great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Graveside service will be held on Friday, September 30 at 12 noon at Rock Creek Cemetery.
Mrs. Sylvia “Pinky” (Deferro) Heintzelman, 91, of Yorktown, VA passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 9, 2017 in York Convalescent and Rehab Center, Yorktown.
She was born on September 30, 1925 in Alliance, Ohio. After living in many places throughout her life, she lived in Yorktown, VA for the last nine years.
Mrs. Heintzelman is survived by her three children, Cheryl Ryefield of Annandale, VA; Mark Heintzelman (Bev) of Kingston, NH; Jan Robertson (Phil) of Yorktown, VA; her grandchildren Laura Nelson (Noah) and Jess Heintzelman, both of NH; as well as many loving family members.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth; her parents, Salvatore and Clotilde Deferro; and her siblings, Lydia DiVito, Anthony Deferro, Geno Deferro and Elda Poletti.
A graveside service will be held 11:30 A.M., Friday, September 15, 2017 in Ringgold Cemetery, Ringgold, MD with Rev. Robert Malagesi officiating.
The family wishes to thank the wonderful staff of York Convalescent and Rehab Center and Personal Touch Hospice for the loving care provided to our Mom.
Arrangements are by Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, Waynesboro, PA.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.bowersoxfuneralhomes.com
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Obituary for Harold Snyder
Harold W. Snyder, 94, passed away on August 5, 2017 after living a long and fulfilling life. Born in 1923, he was the son of Harold and Stella Snyder and was raised in Washington, DC. As a cartographer, Harold mapped his way through life - from creating maps for bombing runs in the Pacific during World War II, to mapping the moon for the Apollo missions.
Harold married Madge Smith in 1946 and raised a family of four children in Silver Spring, MD. After a life-long career with the U.S. Army Map Service, Harold retired with Madge to Shepherdstown, WV where they were active participants in the town they grew to love. They found a welcoming community as members of Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church and the Men's Club. Harold enthusiastically supported the Visitor's Center as well. They finally had time to travel as Harold documented his experiences with his camera, another passion of his. After the sad passing of Madge at 58, Harold remarried for a time, continued travelling and enjoying retirement in Shepherdstown.
Throughout the years, Harold maintained relationships with his AMS friends, serving in various offices of the Association of Mapping Seniors and as the long-time editor of AMS News. At 94, he was still collecting articles of interest for that publication
Harold will be joining Madge at Elmwood Cemetery in Shepherdstown. He leaves behind his children, Stephen, Gary, Karen and Keith, daughters-in-law, Joanne and Cindy, and granddaughters, Erin and Megan. Enjoy a bowl of ice cream in Harold’s memory. Donations can be made to Homewood of Williamsport or your favorite charity.
Family will receive friends on Friday, August 11, 2017 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Brown Funeral Home.
Funeral service will be held 10:30 AM Saturday, August 12, 2017 at the First Presbyterian Church in Shepherdstown with Rev. Jeffrey L. Shull officiating.
Charles W. Hamann,
"Bucky" (Age 97)
It is with great sadness that we mustreport the death, on July 18, 2017, of ourfather, Charles W. Hamann. Better knownto most as Bucky, he reached the age of97. He is survived by his beloved wife,Margaret W. Cochel, and his four children,Terry W. Hamann (Jean Shannon),Charles B. Hamann, Kathy L. Watson(George), and Mary Jo Ringler. He is alsosurvived by seven grandchildren and sixgreat-grandchildren, as well as manycherished nieces and nephews.
Preceding him in death were hisparents, Charles E. and Sara C. Hamann,and his older brother, Robert, who passedin 1992 at the age of 79, and his first wife,Edna Mae Hamann who passed in 2003 atthe age of 79.
Bucky was born on January 27, 1920, andgrew up on T Street in Anacostia,Washington DC. Bucky had greatmemories of playing sports on the Anacostia Flats, experiences with the WWI Bonus Marchersencampment in 1932, and attending the Senators baseball games at the old Griffith Stadium.
Bucky attended Eastern High School, prior to the construction of Anacostia High.
After graduation (1939), Bucky went to work in the Construction Division, Office of the
Quartermaster General and then at the Office Chief of Transportation before being inductedinto the military at Fort Belvoir, Va. Bucky served in WWII with the US Army 30th EngineerTopographic Battalion, Company B, as a topographic draftsman, where he spent the remainingtime of his military life. After his discharge, he was employed by what was then known as theArmy Map Service located in Brookmont, Md. He completed his career (40 years, 5 months offederal employment) working for the Defense Mapping Agency, Hydrographic / TopographicCenter. He retired at age 60, in 1980. In 1954, Bucky and Edna Mae had moved to theTwinbrook neighborhood in Rockville, Md, where they raised their family. Bucky commuted tothe Map Service in a carpool with coworkers who had also moved to Rockville. He and “The
Boys” became lifelong friends, as they had served together and now worked together.
Upon returning from work and “getting a bite to eat”, Bucky would head over to McIntire
Hardware to work several more hours during the weekdays. Bucky enjoyed meeting and
helping customers who would come to McIntires to find out what part they needed and how torepair or finish their project. And not being one to sit around in front of the TV, Bucky also tookon home improvement projects around the house. Finishing the basement, building retainingwalls, pouring a concrete patio and steps, brick and block work, constructing an addition, andadding a bathroom, to name a few of his projects. He had tremendous focus and drive, whileremaining humble. He had an eye for detail, and produced craftsman quality results.Bucky’s most important projects were his kids. He was very patient, kind and generouswith his children. He wasn’t too hard on us when we messed up, although his expectationswere very high. He led by example, and had a very high moral compass. He found time foreach of his kids, and indulged us in our interests, hobbies, music and sports. He could throw aterrifying knuckle-ball. He provided his family with a good life in Rockville.Bucky played golf, and in retirement, he spent a lot of time walking the links. His other
enjoyment were his dogs. Pepe, Peter, Sheeba, Niki, and Beauregard were the family pets,and they loved Bucky.
Bucky and Margaret got married in 1995 and he moved to Leesburg, Florida. They had
a joyful marriage filled with trips and cruises and togetherness. They had a nice house andBucky kept busy doing projects and yard work. He did his best to clean up those ever fallingMagnolia leaves every day. He was out raking nearly every day. They lived in their house untilthree years ago.
A couple of falls and health issues prompted the move to Lakeport Square, where they
had an Independent Living apartment within a wonderful community. They enjoyed their newlifestyle until medical issues forced Margaret into the skilled nursing facility. Bucky, while nowneeding a walker, walked over to visit Margaret every day as he hoped and prayed that shewould be able to return to the apartment.
Health issues finally prompted Bucky into a wheelchair and a move to Assisted Living
last year. He and Margaret were in the same facility and were once again able to spend mostof their time together, where he could look after her and make sure that she was OK. Buckyhad Coronary Heart Disease and took a turn for the worse in early July. All of his kids wereable to have time with him before his passing. We were blessed that he had several reallygood days at the end. He had a blessed life and died at peace, in his sleep.
Arrangements were made with Harden/Pauli Funeral Home, Eustis, Fl. Then, the casket
was sent to Collins Funeral Home, Silver Spring, Md. for the memorial services. Internment isat Cedar Hill Cemetery, Suitland, Md. Memorial contributions may be made to the AmericanHeart Association, Memorial & Tribute Processing Center, 4217 Park Place Court, Glen Allen,VA 23060.
Cora Heflin Kohlhoss
My Aunt Cora, passed away June 14, 2017; she worked at Army Map Service; she worked from 1942 until she retired in 1975.and was a member of the AMS organization. She lived to be 100 years old.
There will be a memorial service on Friday July 21
at 11 am at St. James Episcopal Church in Leesburg at 14 Cornwall Street, Leesburg VA. Parking is available on the street surrounding the church, the church parking lot and the Loudoun Senior
Community center one block away.
A reception will follow at Noon in the Fellowship Hall of the Church.A private internment for relatives and close friends will take place at 2 pm at Union Cemetery.
Thanks, Ron Heflin
Following his graduation from GWU, Ed had an outstanding career in the field of implementing Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology in 3 agencies in the federal government. Following his retirement from the federal government, Ed managed implementation of GIS technology at the county level. He worked in Montgomery and Prince Georges counties in Maryland, Fairfax County Virginia and Horry County, South Carolina before fully retiring to Surfside Beach South Carolina with his wife Shelby. Ed is survived by his wife Shelby whom he would have been married to 60 years this January, three daughters (Diana, Devrie and Deena), ten grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
JOYCE M. BEAUDET
Joyce M. Beaudet "Miyoko", on Wednesday, December 14, 2010 in Woodbridge, VA. Beloved wife of the late Robert J. Beaudet. She is survived by her sons, Michael, Stephen (Michele Madeux), and Phillip. She is also survived by her sister, Shigeko Kondo in Japan. Joyce, a former beautician, enjoyed gardening, hula dancing, traveling, attending cultural events, Japanese cooking, anything Elvis, and the Redskins. She loved her family and friends and supported numerous charities. Relatives and friends may visit the family on December 22, 2010 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Mountcastle Turch Funeral Home, 4143 Dale Blvd., Dale City, VA. A mass of Christian burial will be held at Our Lady of Angels Catholic Church, 13752 Mary's Way, Woodbridge, VA. On Thursday at 10:30 a.m. After a luncheon at the church, interment will follow at Quantico National Cemetery at 1:30 p.m.
HORACE EUGENE DEIBERT, JR. (Age 89)
On Tuesday August 9, 2016, H. Eugene Deibert, Jr. of Silver Spring, MD died peacefully at Manor Care Nursing Home. He was born in Reading, PA and resided in Maryland for 63 years. He is survived by his loving sons, Kerry (Elizabeth) Deibert and Karl Deibert; adored granddaughters, Kimberly and Kristen Deibert. On Sunday, August 14, 2016, friends may call at Hines-Rinaldi Funeral Home, 11800 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring, MD from 1 to 5 p.m., where Services will be held on Monday, August 15, at 10:30 a.m. Interment will follow at Gate Of Heaven Cemetery, Silver Spring, MD.
JUNE G. WANNAN (Age 90)
Of Fairfax, VA died on Thursday, January 19, 2017 in Fairfax, VA. Beloved wife of the late Bob Wannan; mother of Dabney Kerr, Courtney D. Strohmenger (Bob) and Melinda W. Green (Jim); and grandmother of Kelsey D. Bohrer, Caleb J. Strohmenger and Bennett G. Green. Memorial services will be held at Money and King Funeral Home, 171 Maple Ave West, Vienna, VA 22180, on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital , 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Online condolences and fond memories may be offered to the family.
Taft Earnest "Smokey" Dantzler, 90, of Salem VA, husband of Gladys Dantzler, died Monday, January 2, 2017 at Roanoke Memorial Hospital. Taft was born July 10, 1926 in Charleston, SC, son of the late Taft Ernest Dantzler and Bernice Cleapor Haltiwanger. Taft, was a survivor of the Great Depression, a US Navy veteran of World War II, and the Korean War, (serving from 1943 to 1954). He was the last living member of the famed Navy Blue Raiders Squadron.
Taft was a retired Geologist who worked for the Defense Mapping Agency for many years. During his retirement Taft was an avid participant in the Senior Olympics. The gold medals he won afforded him the honor of carrying the Olympic torch for the regular 1987 Olympic games. He is survived by his siblings Norma Williams, Pauline Redell, and Emma Haltiwanger, sons Stephen Dantzler, Mark Dantzler and his wife Cindy, daughters Kathryn Payne, and Barbara Roane Dantzler, he had three grandsons, a granddaughter, several step-grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was preceded by his son Andrew A. Dantzler, his sister, Elizabeth Davis, his brother William C. "Otto" Haltiwanger, and his stepfather William C. Haltiwanger, Sr. Taft was cremated January 7, 2017, interment will be at a VA national cemetery.
Kathleen Lawton Kenna of Fountain Hills passed away on April 27, 2017. Kathy was born in Washington, DC in 1941, to Fredrick and Cecilia Lawton.
She was preceded in death by her sister, Mary Lawton, and Richard Lawton, also of Washington, DC and she is survived in life by her husband, Robert Kenna; son, Robert B. Kenna; daughters, Carolyn Karkhoff and Cecilia Shelton and five grandchildren.
Kathy attended Immaculata Academy, and graduated from Trinity University with honors in 1965. Kathy was a retired Department of the Army Civilian Personnel Officer.
She had an accomplished and recognized career; earning some of the most distinguished awards such as; the prestigious “Order of St. Maurice,” from the US Army Infantry Association.
Kathy worked with the US Army Map Service in Washington, Piccatinny Arsenal in Dover, N.J., the Pentagon, and concluded her career at the US Army Infantry Center and School in Fort Benning, Ga.
Kathy had a passion for spending time with her children and grandchildren; she loved playing bridge, gardening, and was a loyal fan of the Washington Redskins her entire life.
Kathy was a devout Catholic who supported, lectured, and volunteered for St. Bernard of Clairvaux Catholic Church in Scottsdale.
A funeral mass will be held on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at 11 a.m. at St. Bernard of Clairvaux Roman Catholic Church located in Scottsdale.
All are welcome to come pay their respects to Kathy and her family. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her name to the: Eckstein Center-Hospice of the Valley in Scottsdale, AZ. The staff at that location, made Kathy’s final days here on earth, as comfortable as possible for her and her family.
The following arrangements for Stanley S. Farley, Sr.:
On Friday, February 3rd, visitation is 10:00 a.m. until hour of service at 11:00 a.m. at:
Jones Memorial United Methodist Church
4625 G St. S.E.
Washington, DC 20019
Cheltenham Veterans Cemetary
11301 Crain Highway
Cheltenham, MD 20623
12230 Kingswell St.
Mitchellville, MD 20721-1952
In lieu of flowers, please make donations in the name of Stanley S. Farley (U.S. Navy Ret.) to the:
Military Order of the Purple Heart Service Foundation, Inc.
7008 Little River Turnpike
Annandale, VA 22003
PO Box 49
Kenneth W. “Ken” Heintzelman, 93, passed away peacefully on Monday, January 16, 2017, at Riverside Regional Medical Center in Newport News, VA. He is survived by his loving spouse of more than 67 years, Sylvia “Pinky” Heintzelman; his children, Cheryl Ryefield of Annandale, VA, Mark Heintzelman (Bev) of Kingston, NH, and Jan Robertson (Phil) of Yorktown, VA; his grandchildren, Laura Nelson (Noah) and Jess Heintzelman; his brothers, Marlyn Heintzelman (Marta) and Edwin Heintzelman (Lois); as well as many nieces and nephews. Ken was preceded in death by his parents Clarence and Hazel Heintzelman, and his brother Elvin Heintzelman. After graduating from high school Ken served in the U.S. Army during World War II. In 1980 he retired from the Defense Mapping Agency in Bethesda, MD. Services will be private. Friends are encouraged to visit claytorrollins.com to share memories with the family.
Theresa Francis M. (Cormier)
Rhodes, 90 of Lawrence died Tuesday, December 15, 2015 at Beth Israel -Deaconess Hospital in Boston.
She was the wife of the late James R, Rhodes with whom she had shared 57 years of marriage.
Margaret J. Bartlett, "Peggy," passed away December 23, 2016, in Washington, DC. A graduate of Roosevelt High School in Washington, Peggy worked for the Defense Department for many years and was a member of the Association of Oldest Inhabitants of D.C., the Phi Beta Kappa Association of D.C., and many other local organizations. She was a graduate of Stanford University. She was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Fred B. Bartlett. She is survived by her son, James F. Bartlett of Manassas, VA, and her daughter, Christina Whitcomb, and grandson, Thomas Whitcomb, of Washington DC. A memorial service will be held Saturday, January 7 at 12 noon at the Palisades Community Church, 5200 Cathedral Ave., NW.
Jack Walter O'Dell, 91, passed away peacefully on December 16, 2016 in Rockville, Maryland.
Jack was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas, the son of Jerry and Evelyn (Abbott) O'Dell. He was named after Jack Dempsey, Jerry's good friend and sparring partner.
In his early years Jack worked after school in his father's bar. He attended Robert E. Lee Elementary School, Ralph Waldo Emerson Junior High School and Brackenridge High School.
Shortly after the attack on Pearl Harbor, Jack left school to enlist in the Navy. He was first assigned to the supply ship, U.S.S. Argonne and later to the aircraft carrier, U.S.S. Corregidor where he attained the rank of Coxswain. After an honorable discharge in 1945 Jack returned to San Antonio to finish high school. It was here that he would pull the pigtails of the girl sitting in front of him in Texas history class.
Ophelia would be his friend and companion for the next 70 years. They were married In June of 1946, the day before their high school graduation.
Jack started working as a draftsman and cartographer with Edgar J. Tobins and then Jack Ammann Photogrametric Engineers. When Ammann went out of business Jack was offered a job with the U.S. Dept of Defense Army Map Service in Washington, D.C. In 1964 he and Ophelia moved to Rockville, Maryland where they lived and raised their family for the next 52 years.
All through his life Jack loved to draw, he loved photography and reading books, especially books about history and the Civil War. After his retirement in 1991 he added golf to his list of interests, spending many hours on the golf course and following all the major tournaments and players. Jack served as Commander in the Silver Spring VFW Post 2562 and was a lifelong member of the Escort Carrier Sailors and Airmen Association.
Jack is survived by his wife, Ophelia Perez; 5 children - Kenneth (Leslie) O'Dell of Frederick, Karen (Randall) Hoover of Dundalk, Eileen (Gary) Roth of Catonsville, Lori (Jeff) Lunder of Columbia and Gary O'Dell of Rockville; 12 grandchildren - Jason William O'Dell, Kathlyn Rachel Stevenson, Jennifer Lynn Sykora, Nathan Edward Donaldson O'Dell, Laura Ashley Roth, Christopher Brian Hoover, Brian Joseph Roth, Scott Daniel Hoover, Michael Andrew Roth, Amy Marie Lunder, Dillon James Lunder and Dane Alan Lunder; 14 great grandchildren – Katrina Pennington, Christopher Brian Hoover, Jr., Cameron , Brandi, Bailey, Dagny Fay Stevenson, Harper Olivia Illuzzi, Robert Holden Stevenson, Gavin Todd Donaldson O'Dell, Addison Marlee O'Dell, Isabella Sophia Hoover, Zoe Francis Stevenson, Colton Daniel Hoover, Jay Calvin Stevenson and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by 2 children, Emily and Jeffrey Scott O'Dell, 1 sister, Mary Sheldon Zinsmeister and 1 great grandchild, Miles Fitzgerald Stevenson.
Visitation will be on Tuesday, December 27, from 6:00-8:00 pm at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 520 Viers Mill Road, Rockville, Maryland 20852. A funeral mass will be held at St. Mary's Chapel on Wednesday, December 28, 10:00 am.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the St Mary's Catholic Education Fund, www.stmaryschoolrockville.org. Follow "Appeal website" link to donate to the school's annual appeal.
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Passed away peacefully on August 31, 2014. The seventh of 10 children, he was born in Colver, PA on September 12, 1918, and married his beloved late wife Elizabeth on July 24, 1943. He began his career as a cartographer in the early 1940's in what was then called the Army Map Service. He is survived by his son, Thomas Michael Yanosky (Rhonda) of Herndon, VA; daughter, Rosemary Mitchell of Maplewood, MN; grandchildren, Sherry Blauner (Chris), Thomas Mitchell (Christine), Sally Williams (Jeff), Edward, Joseph and Shelley Yanosky; five great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Mr. Yanosky was a noted artist whose media included etchings, oils, acrylics, constructions, watercolors, and collages. He has works in the Library of Congress, George Washington University's Dimock Gallery, and many private collections. He was befriended as a young man by Duncan Phillips who purchased one of his oils ("Blue Mosaic") for the Phillips Collection in the early 1950's. He studied at the Corcoran School of Art and was a past president of the Washington Society of Artists. He also was a master of scratch-built model airplanes, some of which are in the Museum of Model Aeronautics, Muncie, IN. Visitation will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, September 11 at the Adams Green Funeral Home, 721 Elden Street, Herndon VA 20170, followed by an 11 a.m., service. Interment will follow at Chestnut Grove Cemetery, Herndon. Remembrances can be posted to www.adamsgreen.com. The family wishes to thank the staff and caregivers at Reston Hospital, Fair Oaks Manor Care, Optum Hospice, and especially, Sunrise Assisted Living of Reston.
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Gustave J. Bartoli
Gustave "Gus", passed away on July 7, 2016 after a brief illness. He was the son of the late Pasquale and Vanda (Benvenuti) Bartoli. Born in Lucca, Italy on November 27, 1938, he came to the U.S. at 16 months old and spent his childhood in Amherst, Massachusetts. He was a graduate of High Point High School in Prince George's county and attended the University of Maryland. While serving in the U.S. Army, he became a cartographer and later worked for the Army Map Service and the Department of Interior at the Interpretive Design Center in Harper's Ferry, WV. He loved going to car shows, flea markets, and working on old cars. He was a member of Council #14011 of the Knights of Columbus and the Corvette Club of America of which he was a board member for several years.
He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Clotilde "Tillie" of Frederick, MD; two sons, Christopher and wife Christine of Laurel, MD; and Robert and wife Jeanne of Myersville, MD; grandchildren Jacob Harper, Ryan Bartoli, and Sophia Bartoli; a brother, John and wife Penny of College Park, MD.
The family will receive friends at Stauffer Funeral Home, 1621 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick on Thursday, July 14th from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at St. John, the Evangelist Catholic Church, 116 East 2nd Street on Friday, July 15th at 11:00 a.m. with Monsignor Rob Jaskot presiding. Interment will be at Resthaven Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the St. Katharine Drexel Building Fund, 8428 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick, MD 21702, or a charity of your choice. Arrangements are by Stauffer Funeral Home, Frederick. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at staufferfuneralhome.com
Donald Robert Filippelli jr
Full Name Donald Robert Filippelli Jr.
Date of Birth Saturday, August 28th, 1948
Date of Death Saturday, May 21st, 2016
LocationArlington National Cemetery
Address McNair Road
Arlington, VA 22211
RICHARD BOGGS OBITUARY
1925 - 2016
Richard Charles Boggs Sr. "Dick" (Age 90) passed away on Thursday, June 2, 2016 at his home in Potomac, MD. Dick was a veteran of WWII with the 137th Infantry Regiment in Europe and of Korea with the 712th TROB. He retired from the US Army Map Service in 1982. Dick was a long-time member and deacon of Chevy Chase Presbyterian Church in Washington DC. He was preceded in death by his wife, Eleanor Boots Boggs. He is survived by three children, Richard Jr. (Mary), James (Faye) and Patricia. He is also survived by two granddaughters, Nicole and Samantha and two great-grandchildren, Zachary, and Bennett. Memorial services will be held on June 27th at 11 am at Chevy Chase Presbyterian Church , 1 Chevy Chase Circle, Washington DC.
Fred L. Neininger
January 4, 1937 - February 21, 2016
Fred Louis Neininger, 79, of the Bridgewater Retirement Community, passed away peacefully on February 21, 2016, following a stroke. He has been reunited with his loving wife “Pat” in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Fred was born January 4, 1937, in Wheeling, W.Va., and was the son of Robert Frederick Neininger Sr. and Betty Jane Neininger.
A job working for the FBI brought him to Washington, D.C. in October 1955, where soon after he met his future wife and soulmate at Mrs. B’s Boarding House.
He spent 36 years with the Defense Mapping Agency Hydrographic/Topographic Center and served as a Cartographer, Field Office Staff Specialist and a Physical Scientist, receiving numerous awards before retiring in 1992. Fred also served his country in the U.S. Navy Reserve as a radioman. He graduated from George Washington University with a BS in Cartographic Science and was a member of Alpha Sigma Lambda.
Fred was fascinated with aviation as a young child, even drawing airplanes in his mother’s cookbooks. He soloed and earned his private pilot license in May 1968, and was a member of the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA). He purchased his first airplane, a 1947 Aeronca Chief, and restored it to flight status; and many years later started construction on a “pusher” plane called the Mini Imp. Later in life he became involved in the construction and flying of radio controlled model airplanes.
Fred enjoyed many outdoor sports and was an avid swimmer and snow skier. He also enjoyed woodworking. Two of his major projects were a sailboat he built and named the “TeriTam,” and an a-frame playhouse on stilts … both were the delight of his young daughters. He also enjoyed traveling with his wife Pat throughout the USA and Europe.
Prior to moving to the Bridgewater Retirement Community, Fred and his family first lived in Manassas, Va., for many years where they were members of the Emmanuel Baptist Church. He and his wife eventually retired to Luray, Va., and became members of the Rileyville Baptist Church, where he also served as a Deacon.
Fred is survived by his daughters, Theresa “Terri” (Bill) Aten of Lakeland, Fla., and Tamela (Paul) Tait of Brecksville, Ohio; brother Robert Frederick (Peggy) Neininger Jr. of Ormond Beach, Fla.; stepmother Paulette Neininger of Wheeling, W.Va.; sister-in-law Debbie Dunn Conboy of Hernando, Miss.; two grandchildren, Neilson and Julianna Tait; and nine nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 54 years, Frieda “Pat” Patricia Raynell Dunn Neininger; his parents, Robert Frederick Sr. and Betty Jane Neininger, parents-in-law, William “Willie” and Louise Dunn; two sisters-in-law, Betty Josephine Armstrong and Shelvy Ann Vaught; and a nephew, Butch Armstrong.
Visitation will be held from 2-3 p.m. on February 28 at the Rileyville Baptist Church, followed by a funeral service at 3 p.m. conducted by the Rev. David Johnson and the Rev. Scott Harris. A private family graveside service will follow at Beahm’s Chapel Cemetery. (Paid Obituary)
JAMES EDWARD DURYEE
On November 18, 2015, of Bethesda, MD. Brother of Carole Gordon (Mark) and Joan Smith (David); uncle of Susannah Nelson, Laura Smith and Evan Gordon. Friends may call on Tuesday, November 24, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m., where prayers will be offered at 12:30 p.m. at DeVol Funeral Home, 2222 Wisconsin Ave., NW, (complimentary valet parking). Interment private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice
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Fairfax, Fairfax city, Virginia Born: July 12, 1924
Died: December 18, 1997
Age at Death: 73
Ben F. Pavlovski, cartographer
Ben F. Pavlovski, 98, a cartographer who spent 35 years with the Defense Mapping Agency before retiring in 1980 and a decorated Army veteran of World War II who recounted his wartime experiences in a self-published memoir, died July 11 at his home in Fairfax City. The cause was ischemic cardiomyopathy, said a daughter, Paula Chreky.
Mr. Pavlovski was born in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. His memoir, “A Mad World,” told his story of Army combat in North Africa and being wounded in the battle of Kasserine Pass in Tunisia in 1943. He was a recipient of the Silver Star, the Bronze Star Medal and the Purple Heart, according to his family.
ELLERBE, N.C. — Kitty Williams Maddrey, 81, of Ellerbe, passed away Monday, Nov. 9, 2015 at UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill.
Mrs. Maddrey was born Nov. 14, 1933 in Durham County, the daughter of the late Katherine Williams Craig. She was a graduate of Ellerbe High School class of 1952 and a member of Fellowship Baptist Church, where she had taught Sunday school, was a member of the choir and pianist. For 18 years she was employed with the NOAA in Washington, D.C. and for the past 18 years with E.E. Vuncannon in Ellerbe.
Surviving are her husband, Robert W. "Bob" Maddrey of the home; sons, Robert D. "Bobby" Maddrey of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Jimmy W. Maddrey (Vicky) of Hampstead, Maryland; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a brother, Andrew Craig of Asheville.
A service to celebrate Kitty's life will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Fellowship Baptist Church with the Rev. Bill Monroe officiating.
The family will greet friends following the service at the church and at other times at the home.
Memorials may be made to Fellowship Baptist Church, Building Fund, P.O. Box 201, Ellerbe, NC 28338.
Carter Funeral Home in Ellerbe is assisting the Maddrey family.
Condolences may be made online at www.carterfuneral.net.
ELNORA HANEY JESPERSEN
Ellie was born in Rush, KY on April 8, 1932 and died peacefully at home on March 21, 2016 in Rockville, MD.
She is survived by her husband of 63 years and one month Charles Jespersen, their five children, nine grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and her younger siblings, Bonnie Faye Haney and Alan Wetzel Haney in Grayson, KY; a host of cousins and other relatives.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m., April 9, 2016 at the Rockville United Church, 355 Linthicum Street, Rockville, MD 20851.
Richard Anthony Beck
July 17, 1944 - March 28, 2016
A celebration of his life will be held on April 1 at 2:00 pm, at Hudson Funeral Home.
It is with great sadness that the family of Dick Beck announces his passing on March 28 from complications of Mantle Cell Lymphoma.
A native of Monongahela, Pennsylvania, Dick was born on July 17, 1944, to Tony and Millie Beck. His professional career spanned 35 years with the National Imagery and Mapping Agency, now known as the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, during which he helped map post-revolutionary Ethiopia, worked on the lunar landings, and earned the Meritorious Civilian Service Award. He enjoyed his later years in Swansboro, NC, Melbourne, FL, and Raleigh, NC. He was a lover of fast cars and Maryland crabs. He was an accomplished wood carver and loved building with his grandsons.
Dick is survived by his wife of 46 years, Marilyn Beall Beck; his son, Joel Ankney (Jennifer); his daughter, Claudia Cooper (Murray); his grandsons, Joshua (Caitlin), Joseph, Jacob, and Jesse Ankney, and William and Henry Cooper; and his sister, Janet McCutcheon (Jeff). He was preceded in death by his parents.
A celebration of his life will be held on April 1 at 2:00 pm, at Hudson Funeral Home. A private committal will be held at a later date.
The family would like to thank Dr. Michael Spiritos and the nurses and staff at Duke Raleigh Hospital.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
On Sunday, February 28, 2016, BERNARD SCHECHTER of Rockville, MD. Beloved husband of the late Belle D. Schechter. Devoted father of Michael (Ilene) Schechter and the late Dr. Stephen (surviving, Kendra) Schechter. Loving grandfather of Deborah (Carl Lipo), Rebecca (Matthew Apuzzo) and Elizabeth Schechter. Dear great-grandfather of Zachary, Dominic and Daphne. Graveside funeral services will be held on Monday, February 29, 2016, 11:30 A.M., at Mt. Lebanon Cemetery, Adelphi, MD. Memorial contributions may be made to the Weizmann Institute of Science. Arrangements entrusted to TORCHINSKY HEBREW FUNERAL HOME, 202-541-1001 (endorsed by The Rabbinical Council of Greater Washington).
In Memory of:
Verna Hazzard Dockins
January 25, 1919 - February 24, 2015
July 23, 1922 - February
Irving Isaacson passed away on Monday, February 1, 2016. He was born on July 23, 1922 in Berlin, New Hampshire to the late
Charles and Sophie Isaacson. He grew up in Berlin and graduated Berlin High School. He attended Wentworth Institute of Technology majoring in Aeronautical Engineering and soon after was inducted into
the US Army during WW II and was sent to the 29th Engineer and Mapping Battalion stationed in Portland. OR. The battalion provided mapping and intelligence data for the entire Pacific theater of
operations. Eventually, the battalion was sent to Manila to engage in a cleanup operation to rid Manila of a group of die-hard Japanese soldiers hiding in the mountain caves, determined to hold on to
Irving left the service in December of `946 as a Staff Sargent. Several weeks later after returning to Berlin, he received a call from the Army Map Service Intelligence Branch in Washington D.C. He remained with them for several years. He later was offered a position at Engineering and Research Development Laboratory (ERDL) He did research on aerial mapping equipment from Germany, Switzerland, France and Italy.
While in Washington, D.C., he met and married his first wife, Frances Hadley Williamson, They had two children' Diana and Carol. Carol passed away when she was 37 years old. Frances passed away on April 16, 2002. Diana is married to Douglas Michel and they reside in Fairfax, VA. The have three daughters, Jennifer Lynn Michel of Fairfax, VA, Rebecca Elaine Michel of Jersey City, NJ and Jessica Anne Michel of Boston, MA.
After several years in Washington, Irving was offered a position with a new aerial mapping company- Hycon Aerial Surveys in Los Angeles, CA. He was head of the Photogrammetry Department.
Again, after four years Irving received a telephone call from an old friend asking if he would join his firm. This organization was Thompson, Ramo and Wooldrige (TRW). This was a very large research and development firm with contacts mostly from the US Government. Irving was assigned a position with the group to develop a reconnaissance satellite program to specifically spy on Russia. Boing developed the vehicle, Bausch and Lomb developed the camera and TRW developed the ground data processing system. Four years later the satellite was launched and remained in space for a number of years.
Irving went to South America, primarily to Peru and Bolivia on a classified mission for the Army. He remained there for seven months. He then went to Greensboro, NC where his first wife was originally from.
In 1965, he started a new company, Piedmont Aerial Survey's where he performed aerial mapping for oil companies, Army, Navy, large land developers and pipe line companies covering the East Coast of the U.S. He sold the company in 1990 and retired.
He met his second wife, Joan Falk and married her in September of 2003. Shortly after their marriage, they moved to Well Spring Retirement Facility. Joan passed away in January 2013. He spent his remailing years at Well Spring. During his final years, he met a very vivacious lady by the name of Jane Nutt who is a very caring and loving individual.
Graveside services will be held on Thursday, 2:00 pm at the Greensboro Hebrew Cemetery with Rabbi Fred Guttman and Rabbi Andy Koren officiating. A Memorial Service will follow at 3:30 pm at Well Spring Richardson Auditorium.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro, 2500 Summit Ave., Greensboro, NC 27405.
Clara B. Moore
Clara Belle Moore, 92, of Williamsport, Md., died Wednesday, May 20, 2015.
Bradley Funeral Home in Luray is handling arrangements.
FLORINE D. OLMERT (age 67) of Kensington, MD; passed away on January 17, 2016 at Casey House, Rockville, MD. Mother of April Skinner and Adam Grant, “Nonna” of Noah and Nathan Skinner and sister of Henry Cuaz. She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald L. Olmert. Florine was a retired Prince Georges County teacher and lived her life loving and caring for her family, friends and community. Please join us to honor and celebrate Florine’s life on January 30 at 11:00 a.m. at Hughes United Methodist Church, Silver Spring, MD. In lieu of flowers, we ask donations be made to Huntington’s Disease Society of America www.hdsa.org
NOVA JEAN BONAVENTURA (Age 90)
Nova Jean Bonaventura, a resident of Cary, NC, passed away peacefully on December 20, 2014 after a period of declining health. She was the daughter of the late Willard and Lura Peek of Shelby, North Carolina and was preceded in death by her beloved husband, "Bonny", Charles M. Bonaventura; sister, Pearl Graber and brother, Rev. Don Peek. She is survived by her brother and sister-in-law, James and Nancy Peek of Cary NC. A child of the Great Depression, Nova contributed to the World War II war effort as a "Rosie the Riveter" in the western United States. Following the war, she met and married Charles Bonaventura, a US Army officer, WW II and Korean War veteran. The unlikely union of the son of a New York City police officer and the daughter of a North Carolina textile worker worked magnificently. As the devoted and involved wife of a career Army officer, Nova traveled widely and proudly represented the United States in a number of postings including the Philippines, Ecuador, and Turkey. Following Bonny's retirement from the Army, they were residents of McLean VA and active members of VFW Post 9274, Falls Church VA. Nova relocated to Cary, NC in 2005 where she was a longtime resident of Jordan Oaks Retirement Home. Although childless herself, Nova was the beloved "Aunt Nova" to several generations of nieces and nephews both within and outside the family. Her remarkable love of family, joy of life and positive outlook were instantly apparent to all who met her and she truly never met a stranger. Her generosity and graciousness were hallmarks of a life well lived. Interment will be held at a later date at Arlington National Cemetery.
Penny Hughes passed away on February 4, 2015. Penny was born in London, England and later moved to the south coast of England where she attended the Brighton & Hove Conservatory of Music and Drama. After the death of her father, her mother married a Canadian Army Officer and the family moved to Canada. She continued her studies there and took a job with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. A year later she was posted to Rome, Italy, during which time she met her future husband, Tom Hughes, who was an employed by the U.S. Government. A year later they were married in St. Peter's Basilica. For the next thirty five years, they lived in eight countries. While stationed in Italy and Spain with the AF 1370th Photo Mapping Group, many lifelong friendships were made. Penny was an accomplished actress and while in Tehran, Iran, she performed in a number of Shakespearean roles. She also starred in a British sponsored program on Iranian television for five years. Her acting experiences served her well and turned to directing in many of the countries where she founded "The Living Room Theater" and produced modern plays, casting embassy, military and international business people working there at the time. During her years in Central and South America she was very active with charities and fundraisers for orphans, church projects and animal groups. In Costa Rica, she was nominated for the Secretary of States pin for outstanding Volunteerism. Upon her husband's retirement to San Antonio in 1994, she became active in a number of organizations including: Speech Arts, Tuesday Musical Club, Salvation Army, Council of Presidents, "K" Supper Club and The Woman's Club of San Antonio. Penny was a member of St. Matthew's Catholic Church and a lector there for many years. Penny is survived by her loving devoted husband, Tom Hughes; two daughters, Romaine Hughes and Lesley Hughes; two grandchildren, Kris Aghemo and Andrea Cox; and three great grandchildren, Natalie, TJ and Brimley. Anyone who knew Penny was always attracted by her lively personality and wit. She was a good friend and confidant to many. Penny will be especially remembered for her spirit of adventure, and the tenaciousness that allowed her to achieve top rankings in many diverse endeavors.
Funeral Mass will be Saturday, February 14, 2015 at 10:00 A.M., at St. Matthew Catholic Church.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to SnipSA, the ASPCA, or your favorite charity .
Gloria Passed away on Tuesday, September 1, 2015. She was a resident of Weymouth, Massachusetts at the time of her passing.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the visiting hours on Monday 4-7 PM in the McDonald Keohane Funeral Home SOUTH WEYMOUTH at 809 Main Street (Rte 18 opp. So. Shore Hospital) Relatives and friends will gather in the funeral home at 9:15 AM on Tuesday prior to the Funeral Mass in Immaculate Conception Church Weymouth at 10 AM. Burial will follow in St. Francis Xavier Cemetery Weymouth.
Aletha "Lucy" Burress, 93, of Poolesville, MD, died on January 7, 2016 at the Shady Grove Adventist Hospital in Rockville, MD.
She was the wife of the late Robert H. Burress.
Born on June 19, 1922 in Bluefield, WV, she was the daughter of the late James Benjamin and Mary Alice (Looney) Carter.
Surviving are her children, Robert Burress, Jr., Jeanne Casamento and husband Frank, Michael Burress; one sister, Fran Hugueley; five grandchildren, Lara Fisher, Jami Casamento, Dana Casamento, Allison Burress and Kimberly Burress and five great grandchildren, Nic, Colin and Justin Fisher, Peyton and Bria Casamento.
Funeral services will be held at 11 AM on Thursday January 14 at the Memorial United Methodist Church, 17821 Elgin Road, P.O. Box 358, Poolesville, MD 20837.
Interment will be in Resthaven Memorial Gardens, Frederick, MD, following a reception at the church.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Memorial United Methodist Church.
Arrangements by Hilton Funeral Home.
WARREN A. SMITH
On Friday, January 1, 2016 of Bethesda, MD. Warren was the beloved husband of Violet Smith and loving father of Karen Smith. A memorial service will be held at Saint Mark Presbyterian Church, 10701 Old Georgetown Rd., N. Bethesda, MD on Thursday, January 7, 2016 at 11:30 a.m.
Please view and sign the family guestbook at www.pumphreyfuneralhome.com
Albertus C. Wildenburg, 93, of Sarasota, Florida passed away peacefully in his home on December 3, 2015 of natural causes. Al is survived by his loving children Susan Zenga of Sarasota and spouse Jack, James Wildenburg of Atlanta, Georgia, and Dennis Wildenburg and spouse Judy of Sydney, Australia, and his 7 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Al was born in Paramaribo, Surinam and lived in Bethesda, Maryland for many years where he raised his family with his loving wife Beryl. He worked for the Defense Mapping Agency for 23 years and was Chief of the Equipment Support Division, Logistics Office. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and several organizations including NARFE and CREI. During World War II he served as a pilot with the Royal Netherlands East Indies Air Force. Al retired to Sarasota in 1984. During his early years of retirement, Al and Beryl enjoyed dancing, traveling and took tours and cruises all over the world. He will be deeply missed and remembered by all who knew and loved him.
Roy Fordham died on December 11, 2014, sorry no other info is available.
JOYCE EVA (Skiver) WEISNER
Beloved wife, mother and grandmother, passed away on Wednesday, April 8, 2015. Joyce was born June 13, 1925 to Harry and Emily (Fowkes) Greaves of Leicester, England. Joyce came to the US after meeting a GI, Myrl Wayne Skiver who was serving with the 82nd Airborne stationed in England. They were married for 38 years before Mryl passed away in 1985. She is survived by her husband of 26 years, Howell Weisner, and his family, who reside in North Carolina. In addition, she is survived by her two children, Malcolm Skiver (Robin) and Teri Busch (Bob). Joyce was preceded to Heaven by her son, Eric Skiver who passed away in 2006 and her grandson, Steven Wayne Skiver who passed away in 1994. She is also survived by two grandsons, Craig Curtis (Kimberly) and Jeff Curtis (Janice); and step-grandson, Michael Busch (Johanne). Joyce was much beloved by her great-grandchildren, Tiffany and Danielle Skiver, Charlie Jenkins, Joy Curtis, Courtney and Kyle Curtis, Alex and Alyssa Busch. She was a warm and caring person who will be deeply missed by all those whose lives she touched.
Services will be held on Monday. April 13 at the Cardaras Funeral Home in Logan, Ohio. In lieu of flowers, you may honor Joyce by making a donation to Montgomery Hospice, 1355 Piccard Drive, Suite 100, Rockville, MD 20850 or montgomeryhospice.org
Dale K. Turner
August 4th, 1940 - August 13th, 2015
Dale Karn Turner, age 75, passed away Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015 in Pensacola, FL due to complications with diabetes. He was surrounded by his family. He was born in Washington DC on August 4, 1940. Dales family on his mothers side was one of the original families in Rockville. His grandfather, Frank Karn, was County Commissioner and a successful builder and farmer in Rockville in the early 1900's thru the 1940's The city of Rockville dedicated a park to the Karn family at the intersection of Falls Rd. and Dale Drive (named for Dale). Dale attended Charlotte Hall Military Academy for 3 years then graduated from Richard Montgomery High School in 1958. Dale married Patricia Lane Viers on Oct. 14th , 1962. Together they had two daughters, Tammy and Julie. Dale was employed by The Army Map Service in Bethesda, MD. He retired in 1995. Dale was an active member at the Montgomery Central Lions Club for many years. Dale and Pat spent their retirement out in Mt. Airy, MD where Dale spent his days enjoying his passion of landscaping and gardening in his beautiful yard. Most of his time was devoted to his grandchildren, Ryan and Morgan Young and Jack and Maggie Ryan which he spoiled any chance he got.The family will be having a celebration of his life at his home on Sept. 12, 2015, 3:00pm-7:00pm.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Montgomery Central Derwood Lions Club, P.O. Box 5802
Remembering our Co-workers.
Mildred Robbins “Millie” Baden peacefully entered heaven’s gates on Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015, surrounded by her loving family in her Stafford County home.
Millie and her husband, Ambrose A. Baden Jr., who proceeded her in death on Nov. 3, 1999, were married for 52 blissful years.
Millie graduated from McKinley Technology High School and received her Registered Nursing degree from Garfield Memorial School of Nursing, Washington, D.C. She was a member of the U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps. Millie worked as a Registered Nurse at Fairfax Hospital and Arlington Hospital for almost 10 years; later, she retired to raise her family in Vienna and Upper Marlboro, Md.
Millie’s greatest pleasure was spending time with her children and grandchildren. Millie will best be remembered for her genuine kindness, vibrant personality and her compassion and interest in others. Millie made friends easily and maintained contact with many. She loved the outdoors, her beach cottage in Tracy’s Landing, Md., reading, playing Bingo and being an active member of the Aquia Evening Lion’s Club of Stafford.
She is survived by her children and their spouses, Sally (Tom) Kenavan of Stafford, Paula (Tim) Crowley of Willow Creek, Calif., Kay (Yoshi) Gotoh of Vienna, Peter Ambrose Baden of Alexandria, and Joan (Paul) Barbieri of Ashburn; 14 loving grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, Nov. 6, at Covenant Funeral Service, Stafford.
A Mass of Celebration will at held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church, 14908 Main Street, Upper Marlboro, Md. Interment will follow at Resurrection Cemetery in Clinton, Md.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of one’s choice.
JOSEPH PATRICK LePIRE, SR.
Of Las Vegas, NV died November 14, 2014. Born October 1, 1921 in Osnabrock, North Dakota, he was the son of Joseph H. and Mary Ellen (nee Hogan) LePire. Joe was a Navy Veteran of World War II and worked for the Army Map Service (now Geospatial Intelligence Service) for 34 years. He was a member of the Toastmasters Organization and on the Credit Union Board of Directors. He retired to Las Vegas where he worked for his son, Joe, Jr., at Winterwood Golf Course. He was active in the Nevada State Golf Association and the Las Vegas Volksmarch Walking club. He was an active member of St. Catherine Laboure Catholic Church in Wheaton, Maryland for 25 years, St. Viator Catholic Church in Las Vegas for 37 years and the Knights of Columbus for 72 years. He was preceded in death by his wife, Edith Madeline (nee Graff) LePire to whom he was married for 53 years and his wife, Mary Jane (nee Horner) LePire to whom he was married for 18 years; his son, Joseph Patrick LePire, Jr., sons-in-law, H. Browning Spence, Jr., and Raymond B. Trail, great grandson Chrystopher Cooley, and his sister and her husband, Margaret and Harold Close. Survivors include his children Mary Catherine Spence, Ernie (Debbie) LePire, Anne (Steve) Quillen, Edmund LePire, Martin LePire and Judy LePire; stepchildren Diana (Geoff) Mercer, Robert (Susan) Horner, Jr., daughter-in-law Chrys Cooley; grandchildren David (Nettie) Cooley, Christine Spence, Matthew (Erin) Spence, Taylor Adams, Raymond (Brittany) Trail, Marianne Quillen, Serafina (Max) Sibella-Sanchez; great grandchildren Alissa, Davey and Ally Cooley; Matthew, Luke and Nolan Spence; Camryn and Hayden Trail and Angelina, Max and Hunter Sanchez; great great grandson Cole Cooley, sister Mary Ellen (Robert) Matheson and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and good friends. Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at Palm Mortuary, 7600 S. Eastern Ave., Las Vegas, NV. Private Interment, Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery.
Linda Risdal Knott
She was a graduate of Fairhaven High School and received her Associates degree from the University of Massachusetts. She was also a graduate of the Katharine Gibbs School for secretarial training in Boston.
Her career spanned many Federal Government agencies, including a stint in the Foreign Services at the State Department, the National Commission on Libraries and Information Services, and
the Defense Mapping Agency Combat Support Group.
She was a special, warm, engaging, smart, beautiful friend, serving as a member of the Pelican Landing Book Club and the Pelican Landing Sailing Club. Linda supported our sailing amenity from its inception many years ago.
Survivors include her loving husband, Spencer D. “Dennie” Knott of Bonita Springs, FL; three stepsons, Craig (Stacy) Knott of Mount Airy, MD, Jeffrey (Sheila) Knott of Damascus, MD, and Sean (Theresa) Knott of Hughesville, PA; 8 grandchildren, Sam, Harlow, Tyler, Adam, Andrew, Brendan, Jordan, Casey; 3 great grandchildren, Hayden, Noelani and Gabby.
Private services will be held by her family.
Arrangements are being handled by Shikany’s Bonita Funeral Home.
HARWIN, Patricia Rose
PATRICIA ROSE HARWIN (Age 78)
On Sunday, May 3, 2015 of Rockville, MD. Beloved wife of Robert F. Harwin; mother of Emily Harwin. Relatives and friends may call at Collins Funeral Home, 500 University Boulevard West, Silver Spring, MD, Friday, May 8, 2015 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Interment Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society of Montgomery County, 14645 Rothgeb Drive, Rockville, MD 20850.
VIOLA R. PALUCH
On Monday, April 20, 2015 of Rockville, MD. Beloved wife of the late Bruno F. Paluch. Mother of Charles J. Paluch and his wife Janice, Linda L. Thrash and Lawrence W. Paluch; grandmother of Lawrence W. Paluch, II, Christopher J. Paluch and Jennifer C. Baker. Mrs. Paluch is also survived by her brother Arthur Roberts. Friends will be received at PUMPHREY'S COLONIAL FUNERAL HOME, 300 West Montgomery Avenue, Rockville, MD on Sunday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Service will be held at First Baptist Church of Rockville, 55 Adclare Road, Rockville, MD on Monday, April 27 at 10:30 a.m. Interment Gate of Heaven Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association , P.O. Box 5216, Glen Allen, VA 23058.
George Donald Miller was born in 1918 in the Dominican Republic to American parents. He was descended from several old Washington families and was a noted golfer in the area. He won the Kenwood County Club (Bethesda, MD) golf championship six times, starting in 1939. He also won the Office of the Chief of Engineers golf championship a total of eleven times.
He attended local schools and graduated from Columbus University (Washington, DC) in 1939. During World War II, he served in the United States Infantry, and later as a civilian with the Army Corps of Engineers stationed in the Antilles and Puerto Rico. He retired in 1980 as the Chief Comptroller for the Defense Mapping Agency.
He is survived by his wife, Marie Graff Miller; his children, Terri Shaffer of Bethesda, MD, George of Garrett Park, MD, Bill of Dewey, DE and Tony of Bethesda, MD; and six grandchildren.
Visitation will be held in the vestibule at St. Jane Frances de Chantal Church, 9601 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda, MD on Tuesday March 31, 2015 from 9 to 11 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial. Interment will be at the Gate of Heaven Cemetery, 13801 George Avenue, Silver Spring, MD immediately following the Mass.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the following:
The First Tee
425 South Legacy Trail
St. Augustine, FL 32092
The Audubon Naturalist Society
8740 Jones Mill Road
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
LEO THOMAS CHILLEMI (Age 92)
Of Vienna, VA, passed away at home, March 21, 2015. Leo was born in Washington, DC and graduated from McKinley High School in 1943. He promptly enlisted in the Army and served with the 942nd Engineer Aviation Topographical Battalion in England. After the war he embarked on a 35 year career at the Defense Mapping Agency, from which he had no problem retiring from. A lover of parades, fireworks and sports of all kinds, Mr. Vienna was a frequent fixture at Waters Field and the South Side ball fields. Leo is survived by his wife of 65 years, Betty; sons Tom, Michael and Jeff; daughters Debbie and Ria. He is now reunited with his parents Giuseppe and Maria; brothers Frank, Eugene and Joseph, may they all rest in peace. A memorial will take place at a later date. Donations may be made to Salem Cemetery Fund c/o Jean Alkire, HC71 Box 114 Augusta, WV 26704.
Published in The Washington Post from Mar. 27 to Mar. 29, 2015
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JOHN ALEXANDER FRASER, JR.
John Alexander Fraser, Jr., 98 of Newburg, MD died February 26, 2015 at University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center, La Plata, MD.
He was born March 17, 1916 in Terry, Montana to the late John Alexander Fraser, Sr. and Hazel Edith Wilson. He grew up in Wellsville, Ohio and came to the Washington, D.C. area in 1937.
He was a WWII veteran serving as a Master Sergeant on General Eisenhower’s planning staff for Operation Overlord, the 1944 Invasion of Normandy. At a young age, he was one of the very few soldiers entrusted with the most confidential information concerning the Invasion, including the location of the beaches and the date of the first landings. After the war, Mr. Fraser served in the U.S. Army Reserve for 20 years, and worked in military intelligence and military mapping with a variety of DOD offices. He retired from the Defense Mapping Agency in 1982.
John was an active member of his church and community, devotedly supporting his children's school programs as well as local citizen organizations. He was happily married to his only love, Pearl, for 62 years. He was an avid beekeeper, gardener, and grafter of fruiting trees.
In addition to Pearl, John is survived by two sons; John A. Fraser III and his wife Laura Long of Clifton, VA and James P. Fraser and his wife Elaine of Damascus, MD, three daughters; Katherine L. Lyons of Nederland, Colorado, Patricia A. Fraser Garland and her husband Earl of Boyds, MD and Elizabeth J. Shanahan and her husband Joseph Bonczkowski of Silver Spring, MD, eleven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of John can be made to The Humane Society of Charles County, P.O. Box 1015, Waldorf, MD 20604 or the Newburg Volunteer Rescue Squad & Fire Department, P.O. Box 9, Newburg, MD 20664.
A visitation will be on Friday, March 6, 2015 from 2:00PM until time of service at 3:00PM at Raymond Funeral Service 5635 Washington Ave, La Plata, MD 20646. Burial will follow at a future date at Arlington National Cemetery.
Janet L. Hill
77, of Huddleston, passed away, on Tuesday, December 2, 2014. She was born in Washington, DdC. on July 9, 1937 a daughter of the late Carl T. Crawford and Helen Fawcett Crawford.
She was a charter member of Trinity Ecumenical Parish, past president of the Moneta Garden Club, she volunteered for the Smith Mountain Lake Home Tour, Smith Mountain Good Neighbor and Lake Christian Ministries. She loved gardening and sewing.
She is survived by her husband, Richard Hill, of Huddleston, Va.; two sons, Patrick Hill, of Baltimore, Md., Sean Hill, of Huddleston, Va.; her sister, Shirley Mather, Rockville, Md; and her granddaughter, Leann Tilghman Hill, of Boyds, Md.
A Memorial Service will be held in April of 2015 at Trinity Ecumenical Parish at 40 Lakemount Drive in Franklin County, VA., the Rev. Philip A. Boukhight will be officiating. Burial of her cremated remains will be inurned privately in the Trinity Ecumenical Parish Columbarium prior to the memorial service. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Lake Christian Ministries, P.O. Box 695, Moneta, VA., 24121. Arrangements by Burch-Messier Funeral Home, 317 W. Main Street, Bedford, 540-586-7360
Age 92 of Rockville, Maryland, passed away peacefully at the home of his daughter in Montross, Virginia on Friday, December 5, 2014. He was the
husband of Norma Jean Taylor Wood, of Rockville, his wife of 69 years.
Born August 19, 1922 in Charleroi, Pennsylvania, he was the son of Bartley and Yvonne Parmentier Wood, both deceased. In addition to his loving wife, Mr. Wood is survived by three children, Ken Wood & wife Mary Ann of Monrovia, MD, Shirley Wease & husband Bobby of Montross, VA, and Tom Wood & wife Cathy of Charles Town, WV; twelve grandchildren, Chris, Jeff, Mike, Jimmy, Carla, Lisa, Rob, Terri, Mary, Peter, Matthew, and Stephanie; 17 great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; and one brother, Charles R. Wood & wife Becky of Greensburg, Pennsylvania. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Edwin Wood, William Wood, and Bartley Wood, Jr., and one sister, Elaine Dakas.
Mr. Wood was a veteran of the Army Air Corps in World War II, where he served as an airplane mechanic with the rank of Staff Sergeant. After the War, he held various positions and owned his own service station business in Belle Vernon, Pennsylvania before moving his family to Rockville, Maryland in 1963 to begin a career with the Federal Government. He retired in 1984 as the Chief of Police of the Department of Defense, Defense Mapping Agency in Brookmont, Maryland.
He was a loyal member of American Legion Post 86 in Rockville and AMVETS Post 2 in Frederick, and an honorary member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Picton, Ontario Branch. He loved camping and fishing and especially his annual family vacations to East Lake, Ontario, which he began at age 9 and continued to age 90. Most of all he loved his family very much and enjoyed being with them.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, Dec. 11th at the Chapel Mausoleum of Resthaven Memorial Gardens, 9501 U.S. Route 15 N in Frederick. A committal service with military honors will follow in the Garden of St. John at Resthaven. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the DAV, PO Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301 (www.dav.org).
Published Online in The Frederick News-Post from Dec. 8 to Dec. 9, 2014Published in Print in The Frederick News-Post on Dec. 9, 2014
Kenneth Lawyer died shortly after moving from Lusby, MD to Sun City Center, FL. February 16, 1929 - November 6, 2014. Graduated 1944 from Western High School, Naval & Army Reserves, 35 years of civilian government service at Army Map Service. Cotillion ballroom dance instructor for many families for over 25 years. Survived by wife, Molly Walker; his two daughters: Christie F. Lawyer and Cynthia L. Lawyer; and an 18 year old grandson, Calvin W. Ferguson. Memorial Services are to be announced in the near future. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Diabetes Research & Wellness Foundation, 5151 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20016.
Dorothy "Dottie" Bissett Michaels
Dorothy Lee "Dottie" Bissett Michaels age 78, died Monday, August 25, 2014 at the Medical University of South Carolina.
Born in Washington, DC, she was a daughter of the late Arnold H. Irons. Mrs. Michaels was a member of Belin Memorial United Methodist Church.
Survivors include her husband, Walter Michaels of Myrtle Beach; a son, John "Jeb" Bissett, III and his wife Tina of Cumming, GA; a daughter, Linda Lee McCollough and her husband Cal of Fuquay-Varina, NC; grandsons, Christopher and Matthew Bissett, Jason and Brian McCollough; Randy Lewis and step daughters, Margaret Ann Lewis and Ellen Goheen and her husband Don.
A funeral service will be held at 11:30 AM Thursday, August 28, 2014 at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Beach Chapel with Rev. Dr. B. Mike Alexander, Jr. officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.
An online guestbook is available at www.goldfinchfuneralhome.com/obituaries
Goldfinch Funeral Home, Beach Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
DONALD W. BROTHERS
Donald Wallace Brothers, 86, Centreville, MD died August 1, 2014.
Beloved husband of Mary Anne; father of Anne, Andrew and Matthew Brothers and Martha Smith; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Services at 11 a.m., August 5, 2014 at St. Christopher's Catholic Church in Chester, MD visitation starting at 10 a.m. Interment at 2:30 p.m. in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Silver Spring, MD.
Online condolences may be made at
Virginia Queen left us 4:15 PM 18 June 2013. Her husband of 66 years wrote the following:
VIRGINIA P QUEEN HISTORY
By Galen K S Queen
My first date with Virginia Elizabeth Plunk was to see the Fourth-of-July Fireworks. I was hurting; I had been dumped by a young lady that did not want to settle down to one man. How telling Virginia about being dumped got me a second date is a mystery to me. But it did and we continued to date. We talked about what each wanted and developed an agreement. The first question of marriage was, “When?” I choose another holiday: Christmas. On Christmas Day 1946 we were married.
As my wife, Virginia P. Queen, let me be my own person and I did likewise for her. As for what Virginia did before our agreement, I never asked and Virginia told very little. After all, our agreement was for our future together and did not rest on our past. She helped me continue my education and gave me five red-headed children. As for being qualified to raise those children, I know I was not. But they grew up anyway.
Well, the children left our home and the time to retire came. For the next fifteen years, we lived in a motor-home traveling and visiting children, family, and friends. The last fifteen years, Virginia was too ill for much traveling. Virginia’s illness was best treated with medicine that had such bad side effects that she had to stop using it. Then the reason for taking the medicine returned. As one doctor put it, “You are Damned if you do and you are Damned if you don’t.” Now Virginia is at rest, and I no longer have a wonderful companion.
Reuben D. Cook
Reuben Davies Cook, 83, passed away at his home in Wellfleet, surrounded by his family, on May 12, 2014.
Reuben was born on May 6, 1931, in Laredo, Texas to Dr Albert Thomas Cook and Margaret Davies Cook, and grew up in the ranching country along the Rio Grande. Reuben attended Texas A&M University for three years and graduated from the University of Texas in Austin with a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering after college was interrupted by service in the Army Corps of Engineers. Reuben remained a Texas Aggie at heart. He received a master’s degree in Photogrammetric Engineering at Syracuse University and was a Distinguished Graduate of the Defense Department’s Industrial College of the Armed Forces.
Reuben met his wife, Nancy Edith Atwood, at the New York Avenue Presbyterian Church in Washington, DC, and they were married at the First Congregational Church in Wellfleet, Massachusetts, in 1959. They raised their family together in Northern Virginia before retiring to Nancy’s hometown of Wellfleet in 2003.
Reuben served in the Army Corps of Engineers and was selected to shoot on the prestigious Army Rifle Team at Camp Perry, Ohio. He went on to become a highway bridge engineer, then worked for many years on US aerial and space reconnaissance programs through the Defense Mapping Agency and the National Reconnaissance Office. He was particularly proud to have played a role on the Corona program, our country’s first satellite photo reconnaissance system, in the 1960s. In addition to his civilian government career, Reuben retired as a colonel in the Army Reserves. He culminated his career as chairman of a NATO defense working group, with frequent trips to European nations regarding alliance issues.
Reuben was very active in community events and organizations, including Boy Scouts, the Masons, and the Wellfleet Historical Society. He spent almost fifty years at the New York Avenue Presbyterian Church in Washington, DC, as a deacon, elder, trustee, teacher, and choir member. Since retiring to Wellfleet, he has been an active member of the First Congregational Church of Wellfleet. He was an avid outdoorsman, from his early years in South Texas, to years as a hunter and competitive target shooter, to sailing on Wellfleet Harbor in later years. Reuben was fond of history, learning, and books, with a well-deserved reputation among family and friends as a walking encyclopedia.
He is survived by his loving wife Nancy, and four children, Peter Cook and Susan Smith of Wellfleet, Massachusetts, Stephen Cook of Warrenton, Virginia and Miles Cook of Atlanta, Georgia, and eleven grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, May 16th, at the First Congregational Church of Wellfleet. The family suggests that, in lieu of flowers, memorial gifts be made to the Wellfleet Historical Society, PO Box 58, Wellfleet, MA 02667, or to the First Congregational Church of Wellfleet, PO Box 1300, Wellfleet, MA 02667.
JOHN DANIEL GARRETT
Died on May 11, 2014, surrounded by his loving family. Jack was a resident at Greenspring Village in Springfield, Virginia, and is survived by his wife of 71 years, Bettie, and his three children, Patricia Garrett (Oliver Woshinsky), Katherine Ball (George) and Thomas Garrett (Shari). Jack was born in Columbus, Georgia, on June 10, 1922, to Mary Daniels and Delma Garrett. He moved frequently growing up but graduated from Roosevelt High School in Washington, D.C., and raised his family in the Washington area.
He worked at the Army Map Service/Defense Mapping Agency for 43 years and retired in 1983. While working, he attended night classes for many years and ultimately earned a BA from George Mason University. He was a devoted husband and family man and was extremely proud of his extended family of 6 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday, May 14, 2014 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Everly-Wheatley Funeral Home, 1500 W. Braddock Rd., Alexandria, VA. A Funeral Service will be held at the Village Chapel at Greenspring Village on Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 11 a.m. Interment will be private.In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Jack's name to Greenspring Hospice, 7410 Spring Village Drive, Springfield, VA 22150, or a charity of your choice . A guest register can be found at:
Former Vienna Town Council member Richard Dingman dies
Former Vienna Town Council member Richard Dingman died April 23 at age 79.
by BRIAN TROMPETER, Staff Writer | Posted 14 hours ago
Former Vienna Town Council member Richard B. Dingman, who later founded a conservative television channel and initiated a Bible-reading event on the U.S. Capitol’s steps, died April 23 at age 79.
Dingman was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer last November and died at Virginia Hospital Center in Arlington following a brief hospitalization, said his wife of 57 years, Ann Dingman.
Richard Dingman was born in Baltimore to parents who were Salvation Army officers. He and his family relocated several times on various Salvation Army pastoral assignments and moved to Washington, D.C., in 1952. That year, Dingman began his federal career with the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey and joined the U.S. Army Reserves as an enlisted man. He went on active duty in 1955 and spent the following year as an Army photographer in Korea. He received a direct commission in 1962 in his Topographical Unit. Dingman left the Army Reserves in 1965 at the rank of second lieutenant.
Dingman spent 18 years working for the Department of the Army, mostly for the Army Map Service. He then served as a senior congressional aide for 13 years, including six years as executive director of the House Republican Study Committee. After retiring from federal service in 1983, he served for seven years as executive vice president of the Free Congress Foundation where he helped found National Empowerment Television, which later became America’s Voice. For four years, he hosted a daily television talk show, “The American Family.” He also served for two years as executive vice president of America’s Voice cable-television channel.
Dingman and his family moved to Vienna in 1960. In 1964, he was elected to the Vienna Town Council at age 29 and was re-elected four times, serving a total of 10 years.“He believed you should not make a career out of a position like that,” his wife said. “He said he would serve for 10 years if the people wanted him.”Dingman convinced the Council to appoint a committee to study the feasibility of using computers for municipal operations. The town government subsequently implemented computer technology.
Former Council member Paul Lyons, whose tenure overlapped with Dingman’s, said Dingman studied issues carefully before forming opinions on them. The pair first met when Dingman was making his initial run for Council.“I was working in my yard and he wouldn’t shake hands because he had poison ivy,” Lyons said. “He vowed to shut down the sewage-treatment plant at Southside and he did. It was pretty smelly in summer.”
Former Council member Maud Robinson, whose late husband, Mayor Charles Robinson, served alongside Dingman, also recalled difficulties stemming from the sewage-treatment plant. Dingman and his wife bought a home in southwest Vienna and were misled about the stench fouling the air, she said.“They asked ‘What is that?’ and were told something very innocuous and not what it really was,” Robinson said. “That basically is what triggered Dick into seeing how the Town Council was run.”Like Lyons, Robinson was impressed with Dingman’s diligence.“He worked very hard at the job and was a very responsible officeholder,” she said. “The thing that guided him was the best interest of Vienna.”
Dingman attended college while working full-time for the federal government. He received a bachelor’s degree in personnel management from the University of Maryland in 1962 and a master’s degree in management and computer systems from American University in 1970.Dingman received the Outstanding Young Men of America’s “Distinguished Service Award” from the Vienna Jaycees in the early 1970s.Dingman’s Christian faith served as the foundation of his life, his family said. In the 1950s and ’60s, he was a leader with the Christian Youth Crusade, a ministry in the District of Columbia and Maryland. For more than 20 years, he was active at McLean Bible Church. In 1989, Dingman helped obtain signatures from more than half the members of Congress in support of a proclamation designating 1990 as the International Year of Bible Reading.
On behalf of Bible Reading Pathway Ministries in Tennessee, Dingman arranged and conducted the first Bible Reading Marathon on the U.S. Capitol Steps in 1990. The event has occurred annually ever since, with people reading the entire Bible around the clock over a four-day period ending on the National Day of Prayer.
In addition to his wife, who lives in Vienna, Dingman is survived by two sons, Mark Dingman of Springfield, Ill., and Jeffrey Dingman of Georgetown, Del.; two daughters, Linda Kaminsky of Burke and Patricia Spencer of Springfield; a godson; 12 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Relatives and friends are invited to
Dick's visitation at MONEY and KING FUNERAL HOME, 171 W. Maple Ave., Vienna, VA, on Thursday, June 12 from 5 to 7 p.m. A Life Celebration Service will be held at McLean Bible Church, 8925 Leesburg
Pike, Vienna, VA in the Smith Center on Friday, June 13 at 1 p.m. Interment will be held at Fairfax Memorial Park on June 14 at 1 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to www.youthfortomorrow.org or Assist Crisis Pregnancy Center at www.assistpartners.org. Online condolences and fond memories of Dick may be offered to the family at www.moneyandking.com
Virginia P. Queen
May 21, 1925 – June 18, 2013
Edith L. Russell
May 19, 1923 – December 6, 2013
ALDO A. BECCI
Of Vienna, VA died on March 15, 2014. Was born in Phillipsburg, NJ in 1923. He was a World War II Veteran, serving in the U. S. Army Transportation Corps from May 1943 through November 1945. He graduated from Parsons School of Design in 1949. He completed courses at the Museum of Modern Art, New York City and New York University, NYC. Mr. Becci completed courses in Graphic Arts at the U.S. Department of Agriculture and University of Virginia in Falls Church, Va. From 1949 to the present time, Mr. Becci has created architectural graphic designs for fabrics and wall papers. He has designed floral patterns for glassware, ceramics and porcelain ware. From 1949 to 1951, he did freelance work at the Scalamandre Museum of Textiles preparing exhibit displays. Mr. Becci was hired by the Defense Mapping Agency, where he has worked as a Surveying and Cartographic Aide, and Visual Information Specialist. He has worked as Assistant to the Section Chief of Visual Communications and, became Chief of Pictorial Arts Section. Mr. Becci worked on the United States Lunar Programs (Mercury, Gemini and Apollo Missions). He was detailed to Hampton, VA Langley Research Center, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, where he was responsible for planning, and organizing and developing the Lunar Landing and Approach Simulator project. Mr. Becci was instrumental in introducing the silk screening process to the Defense Mapping Agency. Founding member and belonged to Vienna Arts Society, Our Lady of Good Counsel and Fairfax County Council of the Arts. His outside interests include freelance designing and painting and his business, Aldo Becci Designs.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend Aldo's Life Celebration at Money and King Funeral Home, 171 W. Maple Ave., Vienna, VA on Thursday, March 20, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church at 10 a.m. on Friday, March 21, 2014. Interment at Culpeper National Cemetery on Friday at 2 p.m.
was born on September 10, 1930 and passed away on Thursday, August 23, 2012. was a resident of Silver Spring, Maryland.
was born on February 1, 1929 and passed away on Saturday, October 5, 2013.
was a resident of Kensington, Maryland.
DOROTHY V. LUMSDEN (Age 88)
Lifelong resident of Glen Echo, MD passed away on February 1, 2014. Daughter of the late Talmadge and Amy Kent Lumsden. Survived by a sister, Anne E. and husband Carroll Butts of Rockville, MD. Also survived by a nephew, Glen and wife Judy Butts of Rockville, MD. Predeceased by two brothers, Harold Hudson and Grafton Lumsden. Memorial service arrangements will be announced at a later date. Online condolences atwww.barberfhlaytonsville.com.
Dorothy V. Lumsden, a map binder for 40 years at what is now the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, died Feb. 1 at the Fox Chase Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Silver Spring. She was 88.
She had Alzheimer’s disease, said her sister, Ann Butts.
Ms. Lumsden, a resident of Glen Echo in Montgomery County, joined the old Army Map Service in 1941 and received professional and achievement awards during her career.
Dorothy Virginia Lumsden was a Bethesda native and a 1942 graduate of Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School.
She was a member of the Association of Mapping Seniors and received an award for her service to the organization in 1996. She volunteered with the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the American Legion and Meals on Wheels.
Survivors include her sister, Ann Butts of Rockville.
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THERESA C. GUNN
On Thursday morning November 7, 2013. Devoted wife of the late Sam Gunn of Roanoke, VA. Loving and devoted mother of Linda Marie Gunn. She was a close friend and confidant of Armeldia Marshall and her daughter Anita Johnson, Payton Marshall and the late Sunny Marshall. Survived by Kaitlyn and Todd Johnson whom she loved and cared for as her grandchildren. Also survived by a host of relatives and friends.
Viewing will be held at FORT LINCOLN FUNERAL HOME, 3401 Bladensburg Rd., Brentwood, MD on Thursday, November 21 from 5 to 8 p.m. Interment Cheltenham Veterans Cemetery on Friday, November 22 at 11 a.m.
RALPH J. GADDI (Age 89)
Of Laurel, MD, peacefully passed away November 17, 2013. Born July 24, 1924 in Washington, DC. Served in the Army in the Pacific Theater during WWII. Worked 25 years for the Army Map Service, Topographic Printing unit.
Survived by his wife, Nancy Gaddi of Laurel; sons, Joseph and Steven Gaddi of Silver Spring, MD; step-children, Karen Kirchberg of Rockville, MD and Richard Anderson of Chicago, IL; granddaughters, Alexa Hagerty and Courtney Gaddi; grandsons, Adam and Eli Anderson; sister, Sr. Eugenia Gaddi; and nieces and nephews, children of his late sister Theresa Rankin.
Viewing, 9 a.m.; service, 10 a.m., Saturday, November 23 at Donaldson Funeral Home, Laurel, MD. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital .
STANLEY M. LEIZEAR
On Wednesday, October 23, 2013, Stanley Massey Leizear passed away at the age of 89. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Janet, and three daughters: Karin (Jeff) McDonald, Leslie (Harry) Sumrall, and Carolyn (Patrick) Foster. There are six grandchildren, Erin, Ryan, Sam, Kyle, Jacob and Austin and two great-grandchildren, Corbin and Archer.
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, November 9 at 11 a.m. at Georgetown Lutheran Church, 1556 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, Washington, DC, 20007. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memory of Stanley to the charity of your choice.