William Douglas Morgan (Bill) passed away July 31, 2019 in Gainesville, FL at the age of 96. He was born in Montreal, Canada to James A. and Olive Morgan on February 28, 1923. He spent his childhood in Boston, Massachusetts, enjoying Boy Scouting, bike riding and building model railroads. After graduating from high school he and his family moved to Washington, D.C. where he was employed as an apprentice lithographic pressman at the Engineer Reproduction Plant (later, the Army Map Service.) In 1942 he enlisted in the Army, became a Staff Sergeant, and was sent to Burma as an aerial photo interpreter. In 1945 he was one of a handful of men sent to repatriate 350 allied prisoners of war from a camp in south China. He was decorated by the U.S. and Chinese governments for this work.
After World War II he returned to the Army Map Service to continue his career. In 1946 he met and married Allie Marie Butler of Princeton, KY. They made their home in Arlington, VA and were blessed with two children, Lorna (Cookie) and Douglas. Bill next began working at the Pentagon as a senior technical advisor to the Chief of Staff, Army on matters of data processing. Bill retired from the Pentagon in 1970, at the age of 47, much to the envy of all who knew him. He and Allie then spent 39 delightful years traveling in their recreational vehicle, visiting all 50 US states, most of the provinces of Canada, and half of the states of Mexico. During those years, they also found time to volunteer with Wycliffe Bible Translators, working for extended periods in Guatemala and California. Bill loved driving and traveling and seeing the wonders of our beautiful country.
In 1979 Bill and Allie moved to Gainesville, FL to care for Allie's mother. In 1980 he became the proud grandfather of Jessica Leigh Fillingim. In 1983 Bill became active in the China-Burma-India Veterans Association and served as an Adjutant/Finance Officer. He was a member and Deacon at Grace Baptist Church and the fellowship with friends he made there was extremely rewarding.
Bill was predeceased by his parents, his son, Doug in 2007, and his beloved wife of 65 years, Allie in 2012. He is survived by his daughter Cookie and her husband Walter; granddaughter Jessica Allee and her husband Brandon; and three great-grandsons Eli, Owen and Asher. He is also survived by his daughter-in-law Gloria Morgan and step-grandson Joshua Ruiz of CA.
A Celebration of Life service will be held at Grace Baptist Church, 7100 NW 39 Avenue, Gainesville on Thursday, August 8, 2019 at 11:00 AM. Memorial gifts can be made to the people who lovingly cared for Bill in the last years of his life: Brookdale Senior Living, Attn Christine Rodriquez, 1001 SW 62 Blvd, Gainesville, FL 32607 or Vitas Healthcare 18670 High Springs Main Street,High Springs, FL 32643.

Larry Buell

Larry Buel, long time CEO (retired in 2002) of Constellation Federal Credit Union, serving Defense Mapping Agency, NIMA and NGA until it's move to FT Belvoir passed away June 19, 2019 after a lengthy battle with cancer.  He will be missed.

(Age 65)  

Passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on March 30, 2017 after a brief battle with lung cancer. She was the beloved wife and survived by Lewis Thomas "Tom" Parrott; beloved mother to sons, Tommy and Jamie (Hally); and grandmother to Penelope.
The daughter of tennis professional, Frank "Buddy" and Anne Goeltz, Suzanne was a lifelong athlete and tennis player. Among her titles, Suzanne won the Maryland Junior College title in Fall, 1970; Metropolitan Intercollegiate Championship, Spring, 1971; and the Mid-Atlantic 35 and over Clay Court title with her sister, Heidi, in 2007.
A native Washingtonian, Suzanne lived in Great Falls, Virginia where she also loved playing paddle tennis. Before choosing to become a full-time mother, Suzanne's greatest life pleasure, she was a budget analyst for the Defense Mapping Agency (now National Geospatial Agency).
Suzanne, is also survived by her siblings, brother, Frank (Buddy) Goeltz; sister, Cynthia (Goeltz) Willkomm and her husband, Dieter; brother, Robert (Bobby) Goeltz and his wife Betsy; and sister, Heidi (Goeltz) Clemmer and her fiancé Greg Sullivan. She was the beloved aunt to Dieter Willkomm, Heidi (Willkomm) Hull, Derek Willkomm, Robert (Bob) Goeltz, Christina (Goeltz) Clarke, Jill (Clemmer) Seyum and Daniel Clemmer. She was the beloved cousin of Jane Harter, Sally (Harter) Sprankle, Harry Harter and Gary Ahrendts.
Throughout her life Suzanne found comfort and strength in her Christian faith. She was a life-long member of Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church in Bethesda, MD, where she served on the church council and was a member of the Rachel women's circle.

Thomas Rooney passed away on Friday, February 8, 2019.

Thomas was a resident of North Fort Myers, Florida at the time of passing.

Agnes Shelkin, of Alexandria, VA, died peacefully on Sunday, March 10, 2019 at the age of 89. 

Born on April 9, 1929 in Brooklyn, NY to Anthony and Sarah Mokarry, Agnes is survived by her sons,  Pete, Michael, and Paul, as well as by her twelve grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Her husband Barry preceded her in death on August 28, 2018, only three days before what would have been their 66th wedding anniversary.

A graduate of Brooklyn College, Agnes made a career of teaching, which allowed her to spend time with her family and raise her children into adulthood.  In retirement, Agnes enjoyed being with her grandchildren as well as several hobbies such knitting hats to donate to homeless shelters and being an active participant in local book groups.

The family will be holding a small private remembrance of Agnes’ life, after which her ashes will be interred along with Barry’s at Quantico National Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Inova Health Foundation in her name.

Virginia "Ginny" Waples, 91, of Shallotte passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Good Friday, April 19, 2019.
She was the daughter of the late Ralph and Gervis Newman, born on September 7, 1927, in Salley, S.C.
She was a graduate of Winthrop College in Rockhill, S.C. She taught high school in Lexington, S.C. and spent some time working for the U.S. State Department in Washington D.C. before settling down to care for her family in Maryland. She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
Also preceding her in death was her sister, Carolyn Mathias.
Surviving is her loving husband of 68 years, William "Bill" Waples; four children, daughters Karen Cota (Mark) of Augusta, Ga., Linda Tuttle (Mort) of Woodbridge, Va., Judy Miller (John) of Augusta, Ga.; and son, Robert Waples (Deborah) of Milton, Ga.; grandchildren, Kelly, Whitney, Erin, Caitlyn, Josh, Tobin, Jessica, Jacob, Morgan, Meredith and Michael; great-grandchildren, Landon, Rylee, Millie and Corbin; sisters, Patricia Hamilton (Red) of Birmingham, Ala.; Bennie Fisher (Paul) of Landis.
A funeral service will be held on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. at Camp United Methodist Church in Shallotte. Visitation will follow the service.
Online condolences can be made at www.brunswickfuneralservice.com
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Virginia to Camp United Methodist Church or Lower Cape Fear Hospice on their websites.
Brunswick Funeral Service, Shallotte

Mildred Cordova

Mildred Winston Cordova of Herndon, Virginia passed away peacefully at home on March 17, 2019.  Born in Alexandria, Virginia to Eula and Rufus Winston, Mildred graduated from George Washington High School, attended Strayer College in Washington D.C. and Northwestern University in Chicago. She went on to work as a legal secretary for many years before retiring as an Executive Assistant and Office Manager for FMC, a multinational corporation.


Throughout her life she was an active and engaged member of the community attending Commonwealth Baptist Church, teaching ballroom dancing at Arthur Murray Dance Studios, and volunteering at National Airport, the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and on the Board of Lady Managers for Alexandria Hospital. She was an avid tennis player and had a deep interest in music, the arts, and foreign travel.    


Mrs. Cordova is preceded in death by her husband Colonel William Ralph Cordova (November 25, 2018) and her first husband, Robert F. Ballou. She is survived by a stepson, William “Bill” Cordova II (Phyllis); a stepson, Robert Cordova (Helen); a stepdaughter, Candace Baxter (Robert Baxter); a stepson, Gary Cordova (Cindee); and a stepson, Raymond Cordova (Maribeth). Her devotion and thoughtful care of their father over many years was a blessing to the family for which they are eternally grateful. She was a loving grandmother to twelve grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Her zest for life, good conversation, and sense of humor is greatly missed.


A joint funeral service to honor her life and the life of her husband, William R. Cordova, will be held at Ft. Myer Old Post Chapel, 204 Lee Ave, Fort Myer, VA 22211 on March 27 at 10:30 a.m. immediately followed by interment at Arlington National Cemetery. A reception will follow the service at Fort Myer Patton Hall Officers’ Club.

Anne Jackson Abbott  
(Age 95)  

Anne Jackson Abbott of Silver Spring MD died peacefully on April 24, 2019 in the presence of family.
Born on February 14, 1924, on a cotton farm near Guthriesville, SC, she moved to Washington, DC during WWII to work for the Veterans Administration. After the war she moved back to Columbia, SC where she met her future husband, Donald Ivan Abbott. After they married in 1957, they spent several years at military bases in Germany and North Carolina before settling in Montgomery County, Maryland where they raised their four children.
Anne is survived by her loving children, Raymond (Beth), Donna (Carolee) and Ivan (Carol), and by her beloved grandchildren Jennifer, Michele, Daniel (Carly), Ryan, Torrey, Nick, Sarah, Griffin, Alex and Julia. She will be remembered by her family and many friends for her gentle kindness, her strong faith, that soft southern accent and her love of bridge and dancing.
She was preceded in death by several family members she loved dearly - her husband Don, her daughter, Linda and her sisters, Lib and Margaret.
Relatives and friends may call at Collins Funeral Home, 500 University Boulevard West, Silver Spring, MD, (Valet Parking), Sunday, April 28, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.; where the Funeral Service will be held on Monday, April 29, at 11 a.m. Interment Arlington National Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Montgomery Hospice (montgomeryhospice.org) or your favorite charity.
Barbara H. Seitz  

On Thanksgiving Day, Novmber 24, 2016, Barbara Hobart Seitz of Potomac, MD and formerly of Washington, DC. Beloved wife of John Logan Seitz; devoted mother of John Logan Seitz, Jr. and Linda S. Gargiulo; loving grandmother of Justin Gargiulo, Taylor and Lacey Seitz; dear sister of the late Betty Lu Lebling and the late Dr. Richard Loren Hobart, Jr. She was a member of Faith United Church, where she took an active role in the United Methodist Women's volunteer and mission projects. A memorial service will be held at Faith United Methodist Church, Rockville, MD on Wednesday December 7, 2016 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 1850 York Rd., Suite D, Timonium, MD 21093. Please sign the family guestbook at:

Obituary for Mr. George May

George Lawrence May, II was born October 17, 1940 in St. Louis, Missouri to the union of Bishop George May Sr. and Elward (Slack) May. He was the oldest of four children: Saundra, Darwin and Gordon. George was preceded in death by his parents George Sr. and Elward May.
George was active in the Church of God in Christ Congregational at an early age where he sang in the choir. Later, George became a member of First Baptist Church of Chesterfield when he committed his life to Christ and was baptized under the leadership of Pastor Stubblefield. He was active in the Layman’s Group, bible study and received his Certificate of Evangelism.
George was educated in the public schools of East St. Louis. George sang in the high school choir and won many awards such as first place singing in a quartet in the Midwest vocal group. He graduated from Lincoln High School. He furthered his education and graduated from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville and the University of Missouri at Rolla where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics. After obtaining his mathematics degree, he remained in Rolla and George entered into federal service in 1961 as a civil engineer technician. In 1996, George moved to St. Louis when he changed employment as a cartographer for the Aeronautical Chart and information center at St. Louis. George served in a number of production, supervisory, management plans and requirements positions in the defense mapping agency (DMA), St. Louis, DMA HQ, Washington, DC and NIMA St. Louis.
While being employed at NIMA George received several certificates, awards and traveled to many places such as; Hawaii, Washington D.C., London, England, Paris and Puerto Rico. After 40 plus years of service, George retired in 2004, as a Chief Physical Scientist at the US Transportation Command Team to spend more time with his family and do more of the things he loved to do.
George was united in holy matrimony with, Thelma Dowell of East St. Louis, IL on October 23, 1963. Two children were born to this union; Karen and George III (Larry).
George enjoyed many activities such as reading, writing poetry, soft jazz music, solving Sudoku and crossword puzzles, oil painting, bowling, golfing, billiards and traveling. He also loved spending quality time with his family and took many trips together.
George touched many lives with encouraging words and advice. He was always willing to go that extra mile if you needed him. On July 4, 2015 God called George home and he went peacefully surrounded by family.
George leaves to cherish many memories, to his loving and devoted wife of fifty-one years, Thelma, two children; Karen (Vincent) Buckley and George “Larry” (Theresa) May, III; his six grandchildren; Nasya Buckley, Ayanna Buckley, Ahlai May, Cauis Buckley, Brennan and Jaylen May, his sister, Saundra May, two brothers: Darwin (Edna) May, Dr. Gordon (Patricia) May, two brothers-in-law, Henry Dowell and John (Madie) Dowell, one Uncle, George Galloway and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Obituary of Ida May Laynor

Ida May Laynor, 83, of Ocean Pines, passed away on Thursday, December 27, 2018 at the Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin.  Born in Elkridge, MD, she was the daughter of the late Charles Victor Laynor and Elizabeth Getty Laynor.

Ida retired from the US Defense Mapping Agency and moved to Ocean Pines, where she resided for the past 26 years.  Ida was a faithful servant of the Atlantic United Methodist Church, where she frequently volunteered.  Ida was known for her rum cakes which were sold by the slice at church bazaars.  She never uttered a cross word in her entire life and happily opened her heart and home to anyone in need.  Ida was a baseball expert and never missed watching an Orioles game, even those that lasted until 3am in the 18th inning.

Ida is survived by a cousin, Roberta G. Laynor of Edgewater, MD; a brother, William A. Laynor of Spokane, WA; several nieces and nephews, including, Lois A. Anderson, Patricia P. Mattern, Linda A. Minor, Marian L. Crutchfield, James T. Smithson, Charles F. Smithson, Joseph M. Laynor, and Timothy E. Laynor.

A Celebration of Her Life will be held on Sunday, January 13, 2019 at 12 noon at the Atlantic United Methodist Church, 105 Fourth Street in Ocean City with Pastor Patty Frick officiating.  A graveside memorial service will also be held on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at Meadowridge Memorial Park in Elkridge, MD.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her memory to Atlantic United Methodist Church, 105 4th St., Ocean City, MD 21842.


Patrick (Pat) Albert Weed, age 79, of Rockville/ Frederick, Maryland, passed away March 20, 2019.  He was surrounded by family and died peacefully. He was the husband of Linda E. (Rundell) Weed.  Pat was born May 3, 1939 in Washington, D.C., and was the 2nd child of the late David L. Weed and Wilma (Sparks) Weed.

He graduated from Richard Montgomery High School in 1957 and enlisted in the U.S  Marine Corps. He trained to be a Mortarman, specifically the 81mm mortars and also trained as an automatic rifleman (the BAR).  He later became a parachutist after completing the Airborne course at Ft. Benning, Georgia.  He qualified and was a member of the newly formed 2nd Force Recon Company as a member of the Pathfinder Platoon.  

After serving in the U.S. Marine Corps, Pat graduated from Montgomery College with a degree in Cartography.   He worked as a Cartographer for the Federal Government Defense Mapping Agency and retired after 36 years.  During this time, he also served as the Union President for AFGE Local 3407.   Pat was also an active real estate broker with over 50+ years of experience and owned Patrick Realty Company.  One of Pat’s biggest gifts was helping people, and through real estate he helped not only his friends, but several generations of clients in the Rockville/Kensington area.  He also enjoyed his time owning and working at the ski lodge in Braddock Heights, Maryland.

Pat and Linda enjoyed 42 years of marriage.  They enjoyed traveling and visiting family and friends.    Pat also enjoyed continuing education classes and Sudoku to keep his mind sharp. He loved playing euchre, as well as, his favorite game, Rummikub.  Most importantly, Pat cherished the time he spent with Linda, his 4 kids and 9 grandchildren.

Pat is survived by his wife Linda, his four children and their families:   Robert & Yvonne Weed of Westminster, MD and their children Patrisha & Logan; Lisa & Dave Simpson of Canton, OH and their children, Matthew, Lauren, and Andrew; Teresa Lammers of Canal Winchester, OH and her children William and Erika; and Charles & Molly Weed of Columbus, OH and their children Zachary and Elizabeth.  He is also survived by his 3 brothers:   Michael and Judy Weed, WV; David and Fawn Weed, MD; and Timothy Weed of MD.  He was loved and will be missed by family, friends and colleagues along with his many nephews and nieces and their families, and in-laws. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his father-in-law Harry Rundell, his sister-in-law Suzanne Weed, nephew Brian Weed, and his “chosen brother” and best friend Walt Bowers.

On Saturday, March 30, 2019, the family will receive friends from 1:00- 3:00 p.m. at the Stauffer Funeral Home, 1621 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick, MD 21701.  A Chapel service will begin at 3:00 p.m. at Stauffer’s.  Starting at 4:00 p.m. the family will host Pat’s “Celebration of Life” at the FSK Post #11 American Legion, 1450 Taney Ave., Frederick, MD 21702.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Pat to the Hospice of your choice.

(Age 94)  

On Sunday, August 27, 2017, of Gaithersburg, MD. Beloved wife of H. Joseph Connolly, Sr.; mother of Patricia (Joseph) McAlarnen, H. Joseph (Wendy) Connolly, Jr. and Timothy (Anne) Connolly; grandmother of Joseph McAlarnen, Anne-Marie Mullikin, Michelle McAlarnen, Matthew Connolly, Marcella Marshall, Brian Connolly and John Connolly; great-grandmother of Courtney, Emily, Finley and Langley McAlarnen; sister of Sylvia Stubblebine, Elaine Webber, Jean Zimmerman, Sr. Rose Cecilia McCully, CSC and Franklin McCully. Relatives and friends may call at Our Lady of Grace Church, 15661 Norbeck Blvd., Silver Spring, MD, Friday, September 1, from 10 to 11 a.m., where Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Inurnment Arlington National Cemetery at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to Sisters of the Holy Cross, 407 Bertrand Hall, Notre Dame, IN, 46556 (www.development@cscsisters.org) or Asbury Methodist Village Benevolent Care, 201 Russell Avenue, Gaithersburg, MD 20877.

Libbie Ann Bayer Kolenda, longtime resident of Floresville, Texas, entered eternal rest Monday, September 28, 2015, at the age of 74. Libbie is survived by her loving husband of 55 years, Joseph Robert Kolenda, Sr., of Floresville; children, Joseph Robert Kolenda, Jr., (Terry) of Floresville, Timothy Eugene Kolenda (Irina) of Chicago, and Pennie Jean Wright (Will) of Selma; 9 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren; brothers, Joseph V. Bayer (Diane) of Brownwood, Lawrence Bayer of San Antonio, Charles W. Bayer (Eva) of Elgin, and Thomas Bayer of San Antonio; and sister-in-law, Glenda Bayer of Kirby. Libbie was preceded in death by her brother, Alois John Bayer; and her sister-in-law, Betty Jo Bayer. Visitation will begin at 5:00 P.M. Friday, with the recitation of the rosary at 7:00 P.M. Friday, Oct. 2, 2015, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Floresville. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 A.M. Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Floresville, followed by interment at Sacred Heart Cemetery, Floresville, Texas.

James William Hobbs, Sr. of Waldorf, Maryland, passed away on Monday, February 11, 2019, at the age of 91. Beloved husband of the late Murial Hobbs. Devoted father to James William Hobbs, Jr. (Leigh), Debbie Ritchey (Michael), Georgia Pierce, Ricky Zimmerman (Debbie), Trudy Smith, Roxanne Dunn (Ronnie), Cindy Dwier, Barbara Roy (Michael) and Janet Padgett. Also left to cherish his memory are his loving nephews and niece David, Phil and Susan and grandchildren Thomas, Tyler, Trent, Jacob, Hannah, Jennifer, Jason, Jessica, Melissa, Brian, Susan, Jesse, Nikki, Sherri, Shela, Joshua, Kristen, Russell and Leslie, as well as a host of greatgrandchildren. He is also survived by his sisters, Mary Snodgrass and Sarah Hobbs.

Mr. Hobbs was honorably discharged from the Army in 1945 and treasured his travels all over the United States. His greatest passion was his large variety vegetable garden, where he grew everything from turnips to corn, which he generously shared with friends, relatives and neighbors. He also enjoyed his time riding around on his tractor. 

Family will receive guests on Monday, February 18, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Lee Funeral Home, 6633 Old Alexandria Ferry Road, Clinton, Maryland 20735, with a service following at 12:00 in the Lee Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery, 4111 Pennsylvania Avenue, Suitland, Maryland 20746.

JAMES MAHLON TARLETON, SR.  On Wednesday, February 13, 2019; the beloved husband of the late Margaret June Tarleton; father of James Mahlon (Dorothy) Tarleton, Jr., Catharine Judith (John) Sekely, Robert Charles Tarleton, Anne Marie Tarleton, Mark Edward (Sharon) Tarleton, Sr. and the late Margaret Lynn (Arnold) Simmons. He is also survived by 11 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren. Friends may call at the Kalas Funeral Home & Crematory, 6160 Oxon Hill Road, Oxon Hill, MD on Monday, February 18 from 7 to 9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Tuesday, February 19 at 11 a.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church, 2200 Callaway St., Hillcrest Heights, MD. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Bertha J. Walak, 90, of Fairfax, VA, passed away on January 22, 2019.  Born on February 29, 1928, she was the daughter of the late Paul and Mary Horgas.  

She was a member of Epiphany of our Lord Byzantine Catholic Church, Annandale, VA, and was retired from the Pentagon as a secretary for the Joint Chiefs of Staff.  

She is survived by a niece, Barbara Russo, of Charleroi; Barb's children Dante and Brieanne Russo; and cousin, Trina Dee.  

In addition to her parents, she is predeceased by her husband, George Walak; sister, Marie; and brother, Paul.  


Edith Agnes Painter, 88, of Hagerstown, MD, passed away on Wednesday, December 5, 2018, at Doey’s House Hagerstown, MD.

She was born on January 25, 1930 in Sharpsburg, MD, to the late Ronald and Mary Bender Schroder.She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur David Painter.She was a Homemaker.Edith was a member of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church Boonsboro, MD.

She is survived by her son Robert M. Painter and his wife Sally of Delray Beach, FL; daughter Deborah A. Dickey-Anderson and her husband Michael of Martinsburg, WV; grandchildren Julie Painter, Michael Painter and Tyler Painter; great grandchildren Natalie, Griffin and Miles; sister Glenda Schroder of Boonsboro, MD; sister Carlene Hough of Waldorf, MD.She was predeceased by two sisters Juanita Vercelli and Henrietta Gilkerson.


Harry Lee Sanford, 85, of Archdale, NC passed away May 24, 2016 at High Point Regional. Cremation services entrusted to Triad Cremation Society & Chapel.


Susan Mitchell, was born Susan Anne LaFramboise on January 19, 1932 in Detroit, MI. She died peacefully in the company of her husband and three of her seven children. As described by those present, she was resting and quietly slipped away to partake in her great reward.

Beloved wife of John F. Mitchell for 55 years; devoted mother of children John J. (wife Judith and children Nathan and Tori) of McLean, VA, Thomas (daughter Kaitlyn, wife Laurel and step daughters Brittney Imburgia and Jessica Lahr) of Ann Arbor, MI, David (wife Madeline and children Juliana and Alexander) of Alexandria, VA, Charles (wife Karen and children Kevin, Emily, Hannah, and Nora) of Kirkwood, MO, Mary Culbreth (husband Stephen and children Claire, Susan and William) of Alexandria, VA, William B. (wife Amy and children Henry, Sarah, and William E.) of Fairfax, VA and Susan Caldwell (husband Chris and children Catherine, Carolyn, Collin and Connor) of Warwick, RI.; cherished sister to Thomas O. Laframboise of Livonia, MI. Susan was preceded in death by her parents Louis Paul and Mary Edna LaFramboise and her three beloved aunts Jean Holmes, Ann Livingston and Mary Chastain.

A graduate of Mercy College of Detroit with a BA in Elementary Education and of the University of Detroit with an MA in English. Susan taught elementary school for five years prior to her marriage and returned to teaching when her children grew older.

She was a tremendously strong woman who loved her family and faith very deeply. In their early married life as a military family with the Air Force, Susan and John moved frequently to locales such as Salina, KS, Dayton, OH, Edwards AFB, CA, and Selfridge AFB, MI. She cared for her five young children while her husband was engaged in the Vietnam War from 1966-1967. Susan and John later settled in Williamsville, NY, to raise their seven children from 1967-1995. They spent the last nineteen years in Reston,VA, surrounded by many of their children and grandchildren. Susan was well read and news savvy and particularly enjoyed the DC political atmosphere and the opportunities to enjoy the Arts. Susan remembered the details of the lives of family and friends that made each person feel cherished.


Mrs. Irene Haramis, fell asleep in the Lord surrounded with love on Sunday, February 18, 2018.  Mrs. Haramis is the beloved wife of the late George Haramis.  Loving mother of Anthony (Debra) Haramis and the late Michael Haramis.  Cherished grandmother of Michael, Irene and Steven Haramis.  Loving sister of the late John Elephtheriou, Mary Tseloudis and Terpsi Koudouras.  Cherished daughter of the late Antoni and Chrisanthi Elephtheriou.  She is also survived and  loved by a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.  She was a devout and life long steward of Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church of Washington, DC.

Ida May Laynor, 83, of Ocean Pines, passed away on Thursday, December 27, 2018 at the Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin.  Born in Elkridge, MD, she was the daughter of the late Charles Victor Laynor and Elizabeth Getty Laynor.

Ida retired from the US Defense Mapping Agency and moved to Ocean Pines, where she resided for the past 26 years.  Ida was a faithful servant of the Atlantic United Methodist Church, where she frequently volunteered.  Ida was known for her rum cakes which were sold by the slice at church bazaars.  She never uttered a cross word in her entire life and happily opened her heart and home to anyone in need.  Ida was a baseball expert and never missed watching an Orioles game, even those that lasted until 3am in the 18th inning.

Ida is survived by a cousin, Roberta G. Laynor of Edgewater, MD; a brother, William A. Laynor of Spokane, WA; several nieces and nephews, including, Lois A. Anderson, Patricia P. Mattern, Linda A. Minor, Marian L. Crutchfield, James T. Smithson, Charles F. Smithson, Joseph M. Laynor, and Timothy E. Laynor.

A Celebration of Her Life will be held on Sunday, January 13, 2019 at 12 noon at the Atlantic United Methodist Church, 105 Fourth Street in Ocean City with Pastor Patty Frick officiating. 

A graveside memorial service will also be held on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at Meadowridge Memorial Park in Elkridge, MD.

Kaye Norwood

79, Sheboygan, Dec.16,2015, Ballhorn Chapels Funeral & Cremation Care Center


Myrtle Voigt Clark passed on June 29, 2013.  

She was preceded in death by her husband James Clark in May 2012.  

She leaves to mourn her passing, her daughter Vickie Van Delden Marais, husband Pieter, grandchildren, Kevin “Stuart” Van Delden II, wife Winzer.  Jennifer Hermann, husband Clay, Julie Felpel, husband Daryl and her greatest joy: two great grandchildren, Bailey and Kendall Felpel, all of New Braunfels.

Myrtle Elizabeth was the daughter of E.H. “Shorty” Voigt and Edna Dierks Voigt and granddaughter of Emil “Opa” and Toni “Oma” Dierks.  Her ancestors were the Rohdes, Dierks, Preussers, Ludwigs and Mauers, pioneer families of New Braunfels.

Myrtle was born in New Braunfels on May 2, 1937, graduating from New Braunfels High School in 1955.  She met James R. Clark in January 1954 and they married on July 13, 1955 in New Braunfels.  He was the love of her life and the “wind in her sails.” Jim, born in Philadelphia, was in the Air Force when they met.

Later, she enjoyed being a homemaker while continuing to be active in the local community.  Her involvements included volunteer women’s Probation Officer, member of the City Zoning Board of Adjustment, as well as the Planning and Zoning board and was a trustee of the New Braunfels Public Library for 10 years.  She also worked for the Herald-Zeitung before it was sold.

Sue Besley Oliver, passed away unexpectedly on December 27, 2018. Sue was the wife of Richard Oliver and was a fun loving happy person. She was dedicated to her family, two brothers Oliver, and Charles Besley; two sisters Polly Williams, and Carol Dodson; her sons Brent Moore and Bradley Moore; and daughter Priscilla Downey; her step children were Stephen, and Andrew Oliver; and Elizabeth Triglione. Her many grandchildren, nieces, and nephews were dear to her heart.

She will be missed by all, and I am certain that she is in the hands of God. A private memorial service will be held in the spring when the flowers bloom. Memorial contributions may be made in her name to the Virginia, Maryland, and Delaware Association of Electric Co Ops. Scholarship Fund. Preddy Funeral Home of Orange is assisting the family.


Adele Haas, 78, passed peacefully on August 16, 2016. She was born in Pittsburgh, PA, and after living in Laurel, MD, she moved to Lewes, DE in 2007.

Ms. Haas was the daughter of the late Herbert and Irene Glickman and sister of the late Mark Glickman. She is survived by her sister, Jeanne (Frank) Gardone and sister-in-Law, Myrna Glickman. She's also survived by two children, Linda Joy Haas and Bennett Haas, three grandchildren, Brian Plumley, Brittany Hutchinson and Josh Haas, as well as three great grandchildren, Alex Hutchinson, Ella Rose Plumley and Natalie Phoenix Plumley.

Ms. Haas retired from the Defense Mapping Agency after twenty years of service.
Adele was affectionately known for being feisty. She was a caring person who will always be remembered for her sweet disposition and warm smile.

Ms. Haas was actively involved in local and Federal politics and was a leader of many causes. Her love of nature and photography lives on in her award-winning photographs and beautiful gardens.


Benjamin Anderson Henry, Jr., 79, of Frederick, Maryland passed from this life on Thursday, December 21, 2017 at his daughter's residence in New Market, Maryland. Born on March 5, 1938, in Reisterstown, Maryland, he was the son of Benjamin Anderson Henry and May Ryland Henry.

He graduated from Westminster High in 1957 and entered the Marines where he served honorably for 3 years doing tours in Okinawaw, Japan. He worked for the Defense Mapping Hydrographic and Topographic Agency and was an Army reservist for 30 years. He retired but then worked for the FBI on several operations. He spent life in service to others as a volunteer fire fighter/EMT for the Damascus Volunteer Fire Department and the Damascus Jaycees. In his later years, he was a member and the Vice Commander of the Frederick County Fire Police. Throughout his long career he was recognized many times for his outstanding service. He was also member of the Veterans of Foreign War. He was loved by all for his smile and kindness and his ability to always make you laugh.

The Henry family would like to thank all his kind doctors, the nurses and staff at Frederick Memorial Hospital and Hospice of Frederick staff and nurses for comfort and support throughout his illness. We particularly would to thank Dr. Branislav Romanic.

He was preceded in death by his father, Benjamin Henry, his mother May Ryland Henry, his aunts Etta Bankard and Nellie Earhart and his grandson, David Wright. He is survived by his daughters Trina Henry Tansey of New Market, Maryland and Daylynn Henry Wright, of Frederick, Maryland, his ex-wife, Catherine Didas, of Frederick, Maryland. He is also survived by his seven grandchildren, Reannen Wright, Brice Wright, Aria Wright, Conall Wright, Catherine Tansey, Mia Cason and Abigail Tansey whom he loved dearly. He will be fondly remembered by his special friend Shirley King of Walkersville, Maryland and Michael Tansey, ex-husband of Trina Tansey.

The family will receive friends from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm and 6:00 to 8:00 pm on Tuesday, December 26, 2017 at Stauffer Funeral Homes, P.A., on 1621 Opossumtown Pike in Frederick, Maryland.

A celebration of Ben's life journey will be held at 10:30 am on Wednesday, December 27, 2017, at Stauffer Funeral Homes, P.A. The burial will be private.


Emma Frances Maggi, 76, of Rockville, MD, formerly of Jefferson, MD, died Monday, December 7, 2015 at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital.

Born January 21, 1939 in Washington, DC, she was the daughter of the late Bernard Alton and Norma Marie Beall Deavers.  She will be sorely missed by her husband of nearly 58 years, Alfred Francis Maggi.

Emma was employed as a judicator for the federal government.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by her daughter, Deborah A. Mahoney of Frederick, and sons, Victor Anthony Maggi of Woodsboro, Steven James Maggi of Boonsboro and Kenneth Francis Maggi of Jefferson; grandchildren, Jennifer Maggi, Justin Maggi and Kristen Mahoney;  great-granddaughter, Savannah Duncan; brothers, Bob Deavers, Jim Deavers, Harry Deavers and Stewart Deavers.

She was loved by all that knew her and touched everyone's heart in a special way.  Her favorite thing to do was to go to the ocean and go shopping. She cherished her family and everyone around her.  We love you mom.

David Allen Gootee (77) husband of Agnes Gootee passed away Thursday March 15 2018 surrounded by his family at his home in Seaford VA. They were married almost 54 years ago at Blessed Sacrament Church Worcester MA. He was predeceased by his Mother V. Helen Gootee Father William O. Gootee and Brother William J. Gootee. Survivors include Clara Gootee Arnold Page Gootee Byrne Helen Gootee Spencer and Sarah Gootee one son-in-law seven grandchildren three great grandchildren 17 nieces six nephews eight sisters-in-law and six brothers-in-law. Mr. Gootee is a 1963 Virginia Military Institute (VMI) graduate and graduate of the University of Northern Colorado receiving a Master's Degree. Dave's career spanned forty years and he served four military branches U.S. Marines at VMI Officer in the U.S. Air Force Federal Employee for the U.S. Navy Federal Employee for the U.S. Army. He retired as a Federal Employee in 2001 from the Central Intelligence Agency. Dave was a highly spirited community-minded indivual. He volunteered as an EMT-C at York County Volunteer Rescue Squad Abingdon Volunteer Rescue Squad and Yorkshire Volunteer Fire Department Manassas VA. and several Hospital Emergency Rooms for more than 35 years. He also enjoyed rebuilding antique automobiles for himself and for friends and family. Dave was a six year recipient of the Left Ventricle Assist Device (LVAD).


Joseph Robert Kolenda, Sr., also known as Joe or “Joe Bob”, a longtime resident of Floresville, Texas, entered eternal rest Sunday, September 10, 2017, at 1:47 A.M., at his residence at the age of 77 years, 5 months, 5 days.

Joe was born on March 5, 1940 in Poth Texas, the son of Nick Kolenda Sr. and Ella Bess Christa Kolenda. He attended school in Poth for the first six years of his life before moving to Floresville. Joe played football as an offensive lineman for the Floresville Tigers. He also helped his father Nick Sr. and brother, Nick Jr., move irrigation pipes, unload corn and perform other chores around the family farm. He met Libbie Ann Bayer, his future wife, through his friends and her cousins during his senior year. He graduated from Floresville High School in 1958. Libbie and Joe were married on July 23, 1960, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in San Antonio, Texas. Shortly after marrying, they built a home in San Antonio, where they lived from 1962 to 1980. Joe had several jobs right out of high school before he started truck-driving for Southern Pacific Transport Company where he received an outstanding 15 year injury free work performance award. Joe enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping, and being outdoors. He paid into his retirement so Libbie could take a job in Maryland with the Department of Defense. They moved to West Virginia until she could retire and then returned back to their home in Floresville. If you knew Joe, he loved to tell stories and jokes. He loved to attend his grandchildren’s sporting events, band concerts and their other school activities. He was a regular fixture at the Poth High School football games, even after his grandchildren graduated from there. If someone needed help, he was always there. He was diagnosed with leukemia in late June and after going through a week a chemo, did very well. In August, he went in for a second round of chemo treatment. He fought hard to beat the leukemia, but in the end it won, as he succumbed to infections resulting from the treatment. He lost his wife, also from cancer, just short of two years to the month before he passed away in his home. May he be at peace with his loving wife.

Joe is survived by his three children, Joseph “Jay” Robert Kolenda Jr. and wife Terry of Floresville, Timothy E. Kolenda and wife Irina of Chicago, and Pennie Jean Wright and husband Will of Floresville; his nine grandchildren, Joseph R. Kolenda III and wife Minh, Anthony Kolenda and wife Jessica, Jonathan Kolenda, Miranda Kolenda, Scott Moczygemba and girlfriend Veronica Amaya, Marissa Luna and husband Ray, Travis Moczygemba and girlfriend Laken Mullin, Ashleigh Clark and husband Ryan, and Mariah Moore and husband Anthony; eleven great grandchildren, Vincent Kolenda, Christian Kolenda, Anthony “AJ” Kolenda Jr, Alyssa Kolenda, Eduardo Luna, Valeria Luna, Rafael Luna, Baily Moore, Lyric Moore, Emma Moore and Carson Moore; his sisters JoAnn Coggeshall of Floresville, Kathy Mills and husband Terry of Floresville, Ella Kay Peterson and husband Don of Loudon, TN; and his sister-in-law Ruby Kolenda of Poth. Joe was preceded in death by his parents Nick and Ella Bess Kolenda Sr., brother Nick Kolenda, Jr., and brother-in-law Kenneth Coggeshall.


Kermit Sande/OGC

I wanted to let you know that after suffering a heart attack on Christmas day my dad, Kermit Sande, passed away peacefully on Friday December 28th with family by his side.  We had just spent a wonderful weekend together as a family celebrating Christmas early.  My mom (his wife Clay) is with me now and will continue to receive caregiving support for her Alzheimer's. I would love for any friends or family to visit or reach out to her to let her know how much she’s loved but given her Alzheimer's it’s necessary to coordinate a call or visit through me.

My dad was a loving and generous man but also private in some ways. He was clear that he did not want a funeral or service to be held, and he did not want an obituary or other public announcement. His family will be respecting those wishes but also know we will forever be celebrating his life.  Please feel free to pass along this private message to any of my dad's loved ones, friends, and business colleagues, as I know his family, friend, and work network was wide, whether back in South Dakota, Norway, or here in Virginia.

Many of you loved and cherished your relationship with my dad Kermit and my mom Clay and know that I would love to hear from you. 

Tyler Sande
1975 Pheasant Ln
Charlottesville, VA 22901

"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

Sonya Jackson

Sonya Gayle Popovich Jackson passed away in Colonial Beach, Virginia on Thursday, December 20, 2018. She was born in Washington D.C. on September 1, 1937.


Sonya leaves behind her loving husband, William L. Jackson, and two children, David R. Jackson and Martha Lynn Thorpe.  Her parents, who preceded her in death, were Guy Popovich and Bertha Popovich.


Sonya is survived by 5 grandchildren, Heather Hynson, Dillon Jackson, Hannah Jackson of Montross, VA, and Becky Thorpe, and Zachary Thorpe of Plano, TX; and 4 great-grandchildren, Layton Jackson, Avery Jackson, Preston Hynson, and Olivia Hynson.


Sonya will be buried at Arnon Cemetery in Great Falls, VA. with family present.


In lieu of flowers, please kindly send your donations to the Riverside Tappahannock Hospice located at 289 Hospital Road, Tappahannock, VA  22560.


Joseph Pierson

Joseph A. Pierson, born May 31, 1941. Quietly passed with his wife Juanita by his side. He is survived by his wife, his children Robert, Becky and Lori, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A son, Kevin, preceded his death. Joe retired from the Defense Mapping Agency with 38 years’ service. He was a proud member of the Herndon Jaycees, Jaycee past President from 1970-71. Joe enjoyed planting his special tomatoes every year that he shared with many. In addition, loved things connected to nature, he loved the beach, golf, street rods or just walking the dogs.

When it came to sports, always a diehard Redskin and Nationals fan.

A few years back, he researched and started riding a trike for a new adventure. You couldn't miss him on a trail with his orange outfit and bike flags including a frosty beer mug flag. Joe read about a trail in Cades Cove, Tennessee, so he loaded up his trike and road that trail. Joe and Juanita loved live music and dancing. They both shared this passion and met wonderful people through music.  Everybody that knew Joe, probably has a story and knows he will be greatly missed.

The family will recieve friends on Tuesday, December 18, 2018 from 10 AM until a service to begin at 11 AM at ADAMS-GREEN Funeral Home 721 Elden St. Herndon, VA.  Interment to follow at Arnon Cemetery in Great Falls, VA.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.  www.cancer.org



On Saturday, January 24, 2015, Ralph B. Palmer, Jr. of Kensington, Maryland, survived by four children, and seven grandchildren. Graveside Services 11 a.m. Friday, January 30, 2015 All Souls Cemetery, Germantown, MD.

Mary Anne Brothers

Mary Anne Brothers of Centreville, MD, passed away on October 22, 2018 at Homestead Manor in Denton, MD. She was 89.

Born on May 21, 1929 in Washington, DC, she was the daughter of the late John and Irene Keane. Mary Anne grew up in Washington, DC, and graduated from Holy Cross Academy and Georgetown University with a degree in nursing. On Jan. 22, 1955, she married Donald W. Brothers. She worked as a nurse at Holy Cross Hospital and at Good Council High School. When they retired they moved to the Eastern Shore to Prospect Bay and later to Symphony Village in Centreville, MD. She loved quilting, sewing, needlework, cooking and traveling. Mary Anne was a member of St. Catherine’s in Wheaton and St. Christopher’s Catholic Church.

Mary Anne is survived by her daughter, Anne M. Brothers, of Spring, TX; son, Andrew D. Brothers, of Tuscan, AZ; son, Matthew J. Brothers (Judy), of Chase City, VA; daughter, Martha R. Smith (Allan), of Trappe, MD; brother, John Keane (Beth), of Hickory, NC; six grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; and one great great grandchild.

A Mass will be held on Saturday, October 27, 10 a.m. at St. Christopher’s Catholic Church in Chester, MD, where a visitation will begin at 9:15 a.m. Burial will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Aspen Hill, MD.In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Compass Regional Hospice Center, 160 Coursevall Drive, Centreville, MD 21617.

Online condolences may be made at: www.fhnfuneralhome.com.

William R. Cordova


Colonel William “Bill” Raphael Cordova Jr., United States Army (Retired), Corps of Engineers, 93, of Fairfax, Virginia entered peacefully into eternal rest on November 25, 2018 with his family by his side. Col. Cordova was born on April 17, 1925 in Manhattan, New York as the oldest of three children to the late William Cordova Sr. and the late Venera Santalis. He spent his childhood years in New York City and Bayamón, Puerto Rico.

Upon earning a B.S. in civil engineering from the University of Puerto Rico in 1945, Colonel Cordova was called to active duty as a Private from the Enlisted Reserves, United States Army. He attended Officer Candidate School, was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army Reserves in 1946, and accepted a regular commission in the Army to become a career officer. Colonel Cordova furthered his education while serving by attending New York University where he received a Master of Science in Industrial Engineering, Ohio State University where he received a Master of Science in Geodetic Science,  and Purdue University where he completed Graduate studies in Civil Engineering. During his military career he served around the world in Japan, Korea, Germany, Georgia, Mississippi, Ohio, and Washington, DC. He felt grateful for the opportunity to serve and considered himself amply rewarded with the duties and challenges that came his way as he assumed positions of increasing responsibility and rank. He considered his last assignment as director at the Defense Mapping Agency Topographic (TOPO) Center his most gratifying, calling the people at the TOPO Center superb individuals and talented professionals. Colonel Cordova retired from the military in 1977 and settled in Fairfax Station, Virginia with his family.

Colonel Cordova is preceded in death by his devoted wife of forty-five years and mother of his children, Lucile B. Cordova, of Waterloo, Iowa. He is survived by his loving wife of nineteen years, Mildred B. Cordova; a son, William “Bill” Cordova II (Phyllis); a son, Robert Cordova (Helen); a daughter, Candace Baxter (Robert Baxter); a son, Gary Cordova (Cindee); a son, Raymond Cordova (Maribeth); twelve wonderful grandchildren and five delightful great grandchildren; a sister, Carmen Colon; a brother, Jacob Cordova; and many cousins, nieces, and nephews. His family misses him greatly and holds dear memories of his welcoming and generous nature, remarkable sense of humor, and brilliant mind.  

A funeral service to honor his life will be held at Ft. Myer Old Post Chapel, 204 Lee Ave, Fort Myer, VA 22211 on a date not yet determined, immediately followed by interment at Arlington National Cemetery. Friends are cordially invited and encouraged to consult this page for a confirmed date. In lieu of customary remembrances, the family request with gratitude that memorial contributions in his memory be directed to the Fisher House Foundation, 12300 Twinbrook Pkwy., Suite 410, Rockville, MD 20852, www.fisherhouse.org.        

MARY KOURI (1924 - 2018)

Passed away on October 2, 2018. Ms. Kouri, daughter of Raphael and Amelia Kouri, was born on February 26, 1924 in Peekskill, NY. She graduated from Barnard College in Manhattan, NY and then worked for the US Defense Mapping Agency for her entire career. She resided in Alexandria, VA, loved drawing, painting and gardening. She is survived by her niece, Amy Gay and nephews: Terry, Paul and Mark Gay, as well as many grandnieces, nephews and cousins. Viewing at 10 a.m., funeral at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, October 12, 2018 at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, 4101 Norbeck Rd, Rockville, MD 20853.


December 22, 2017, of Tucson, AZ, passed away peacefully in his home, surrounded by his wife and family.  As a young Airman, Pat moved to Tucson in 1954 while stationed at Davis Monthan AFB, where a year later he met and married the love of his life. He retired with honors as a SMSGT after completing 22 years of military service with the USAF. He served in Korea and Vietnam, where he was awarded the Bronze Star and the Meritorious Service Medal. After his military service, Pat concluded a second challenging career working for the Department of Defense (DoD) in the Washington DC area before returning to Tucson in 1985. An avid boater and classic car enthusiast, Pat was a longtime member of the Corinthian Yacht Club in Ridge, MD, the Tucson Corvette Club, and Tucson Thunderbird Club.  Beloved husband of Anna Elena Fitzpatrick; father of Gilbert Fitzpatrick (Mary), Patricia Fitzpatrick, and Dennis Fitzpatrick (Gretchen); grandfather of Rachel, Daniel, Sarah and Hannah, Justin and Anna, Patrick, Kelsey and Kevin. Brother to Kevin Fitzpatrick (Patty), Margie Seroskie (David), Joseph Muccino (Vicky). Nieces, Christine, Julia, Jackie, Denise, and Michelle. Relatives and friends may call at BRING'S BROADWAY CHAPEL, 6910 E. Broadway Blvd Tucson, AZ on Wednesday, January 3, 2018, from 4:00 until 7:00 pm;  Mass of Christian Burial at St. Joseph's Catholic Parish, 215 Craycroft Road, Tucson, AZ  on Thursday, January 4, 2018, at 10:00 am. Inurnment will be conducted at the Arlington National Cemetery at a future date. 



Of Alexandria, VA, died peacefully the night of Tuesday, August 28, 2018 at the age of 89.
Born on October 11, 1928 in Brooklyn, NY to Henry and Jane Shelkin, Barry is survived by his loving wife, Agnes Shelkin, his sons, Pete, Michael, and Paul, as well as by his twelve grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren who he adored with all his heart.
Barry served in United States Marine Corps as a machine gun crewman in the Pacific Theater of Operations during WWII and later in China during the post-war disarmament. He then re-enlisted with USMC to serve during the Korean War.
After receiving his honorable discharge from the service, Barry married Agnes Mokarry in 1952. Their love carried them through the decades, and Barry died three days before what would have been their 66th wedding anniversary.
After graduating from Brooklyn College in 1955, Barry took a job with Gulf Oil which led him to move his growing family first to Las Palmas in the Canary Islands and then to Lagos, Nigeria. Upon moving back to the United States, he worked as a Senior Scientist in the Terrain Sciences Division at Raytheon Autometrics in Alexandria, VA.  In 1970 he moved to the US Army Engineer Topographic Laboratory (ETL) as a Geologist, in Geographic Information Systems,

With his already extensive experience in the field, in January 1971, he was selected by Doctor Ken Kothe (ETL) and Henry Lindsey (DMA) to move to DMA as a Supervisory Physical Scientist to head up the first Terrain Analysis unit at DMA, which we named the Terrain Analysis Division of the Topographic Department.  He, along with 15 map service employees, attended the intensive Photo Analysis course taught by Dr. Robert Frost (formerly a professor at Purdue University).   Then he hand-picked 6 of the employees (Ted Howard, Jim Lindeman, Mike Mullins, Bob King, Pat Archer, and Luther Rhodes) to form the new unit. 

He ran the Terrain Analysis Division through its formative first four years, and then turned the unit over to Ted Howard, while he became Chief, Analysis Division, DMA HTC, Bethesda.  He was then reassigned as the Assistant Chief, Plans and Requirements Directorate, DMA HTC, Bethesda.  Later he retired from this position.
In retirement, Barry enjoyed the company of his grandchildren as well as several hobbies such as restoring automobiles and running marathon races. In later years, he became active in the Mount Vernon RECenter where he was a dedicated member of the Rowing Rats rowing team and enjoyed competing in the Senior Olympics.
Barry's ashes were interred with military honors at a private ceremony at Quantico National Cemetery.

Norman Wayne Spaid, 84, of Prince Frederick, MD passed away at home on August 28, 2018. He was born on Sept. 1, 1933 in West Virginia to John Hilary Spaid and Mary Brill Spaid. He graduated from McKinley Technical High School in 1951 and began working for the Department of Defense where he worked for 38 years.

On Feb. 28, 1953 he married his high school sweetheart, Barbara, and their marriage lasted for over 64 years. During his distinguished career in the Department of Defense he not only served in the Army, but he was also part of the team that mapped the moon for the astronauts in the 60’s.

In his retirement years, he learned how to refinish furniture to support Barbara’s career as an antique dealer. He accompanied her to local auctions and antique shows in the Southern Maryland area. He loved meeting new people and cherished his time spent with family and friends. He especially enjoyed their trips to Myrtle Beach and participated in many activities while he was there, making lifelong friends with many people along the way.

Norman and Barbara had two sons, John and Raymond, whom they raised in Silver Spring, MD. They were terrific parents who were involved in every aspect of their son’s lives and brought them many years of fun and interesting experiences. Norman was a kind calm father and a fine example to his children. His patience and kind demeanor were a cornerstone of the family. He always tried to stay positive in any situation, was never without a sense of humor, and his laughter was truly legendary. In his later years, he was a caregiver to Barbara and unceasingly took care of her with great love.

Norman was predeceased by his wife Barbara, and his sisters: Burdetta Mathias, Genora Dolinger, Vilela Ferland; and his brother, Giles Spaid. He is survived by his sons: John (Katherine) Spaid of Oklahoma City, OK and Raymond Spaid of Prince Frederick, MD. He is also survived by his grandchildren: John (Robin) Spaid of Oklahoma City, OK; Matthew (Lori) Spaid of Orange, TX; and six great grandchildren: Samantha, Adalynn, Lucas, Emmerick, Gabriel and Broderick Spaid. He also leaves behind his sister-in-law, Susan (Douglas) Hance of Prince Frederick, MD. He was also the beloved uncle to Lisa Hance Hyatt (Sean), Brent (Nicole) Hance, Paul Testerman, Ava and Andrew Hance. He leaves behind family and many friends. His kind spirit will live forever in our hearts.

The family will receive relatives and friends on September 29 from 10 to 11 a.m. at the RAUSCH Funeral Home, located at 4405 Broomes Island Rd., Port Republic, MD 20676. A memorial service will follow at 11 a.m.

Contributions may be made in memory of Norman to the Prince Frederick Rescue Squad, 755 Solomons Island Road S., P.O. Box 346, Prince Frederick, MD 20678.

Robert “Bob” Case


Our Dad, Robert "Bob" Case, 82, passed away peacefully to be with the Lord on Sunday July 15, 2018 in Frederick MD.

Born on September 17 1935, our Dad lived the majority of his life in the Rockville and Derwood Maryland areas. He married our Mom, Doris Fraley, on July, 30 1956 and together for 62 years of marriage gave all of us, our Mom, his children, Robert Case, Lesley Giampietro, and Joel Case, his love, care, and guidance throughout his life.

His Life...He was simple man who loved his family and friends. As a husband, grandfather, and great grandfather, he loved and supported his family all his life. He supported our Mom so that she could be at home with us growing up, a tough thing to do in today's world.

His Career...Our Dad serve his country on active duty in the US Army early on, and then, served again as a civilian working at the Army Map Service (later known as the National Imagery and Mapping Agency) from 1956 to 1993. As a cartographic and topographic expert, our Dad's major mission was the compilation and distribution of military topographic maps required by the armed forces of the US to protect this great nation. For 40 years Dad served his country well to make America the great nation it is.

His Legacy... What Dad really leaves behind are not only our Mom and the three of us children, but as a Grandfather, he leaves behind nine (9) grandchildren, Dale Case, Shawn Case, Ryan Case, Jesse Case, Christina Giampietro-Clark, Jake Giampietro, Tony Giampietro, Emily Case and Natalie Case.

That legacy does not end there, Dad will be with the Lord looking upon his seven (7) great grandchildren, Madelynn Case, Elaina Case, Caralina Giampietro-Clark, Dominick Case, Nina Case, Josephine Case, and Caliana Giampietro-Clark. And there will be many more to come.

And finally, his family includes his brother Phillip Case and sister-in-law Jean Case, a son-in-law, Mike Giampietro, and three (3) daughter-in laws, Michele Case, Lourdes Case, and Lynn Case who preceded him to be with the Lord 11 years ago. Those and one grandson-in-law Christopher Clark and three (3) granddaughter-in-laws, two Jessica Case's and Rebecca Case are just a small part of the family around him that knew and loved him.

Although his smile is gone and his hand we cannot touch, we have so many memories of our life with him.

Dad, your children and the generations to follow prove the Lords blessing in your life. Your memory will be a keepsake in our lives. We know that the Lord has you in his keeping, we will have you in our heart and we all know that one day, we will meet again in Paradise.

I invite you to a memorial service for our father on Friday July 27th from 3:00 - 6:00 pm at El Shaddai Congregation, which is located at 206 East 4th Street Frederick, Maryland.

Published Online in The Frederick News-Post on July 19, 2018

Michael P. Mott, 64, passed away Saturday, March 31, 2018, at his home in Germantown, Md. Michael was born Nov. 11, 1953, in Mt. Pleasant. He was predeceased by his father, Steve, and mother, Mary. Michael is survived by his siblings, Melanie Rinaldi and her husband, Frank, of New Stanton, Stephen J. Mott and his wife, Joanne, of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Rebecca Thomas and her husband, James, of Greensburg. Michael was a Penn State graduate with a degree in cartography. He worked for the National Imagery and Mapping Agency in Bethesda, Md., for 30 years. Michael was an avid traveler, visiting many countries around the globe. He documented his travels with his other passion, photography. He was also extremely well read and had a great love of nature and animals.
There will be a memorial service for Michael for family and friends at 11 a.m. Friday, April 13, at St. Mary's Byzantine Catholic Church (Trauger), 4480 Route 981, Latrobe, Pa. Interment is private.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to Wildlife Works, Youngwood, The Humane Society of Westmoreland County, or Action for Animals.




Robert Harry Hollingsworth, of Rockville, Maryland, passed away peacefully in his home on April 3, 2018. He was a man of much strength, integrity, wisdom and compassion, which he conveyed to everyone who was fortunate enough to cross his path. He served in the U.S. Army in WWII from 1939 – 1945, 39 of those months spent in a Japanese prison camp. He was a devoted husband to his beloved wife, Donna of 69 years; loving father of Rebecca Hollingsworth, Elizabeth Hollingsworth (Michael) and Christine Kavounis (Gus); grandfather of Melanie Pryor, Lauren Campbell, Christopher Kavounis and Kevin Kavounis; and great grandfather of Madison Willett and Brooks Campbell. His imprint on all of our lives will live forever.

Visitation will be at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, 4629 Aspen Hill Road, Rockville, MD on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 from 10:00 until 11:00 am With Funeral Services at 11:00 am. Interment St. Mary's Parish Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Robert's name to Disabled American Veterans. www.dav.org

Arrangements by Cole Funeral Services 


Thomas (Tom) Hughes passed away on July 28, 2018. Tom was born in Marquette, Michigan, enlisted in the U.S. Navy, served in World War II and attended the University of Michigan. Upon receiving his degree, he joined the Army Map Service and spent two years in Washington, D.C. He was then sent to Rome, Italy where he met his future wife, Penny Hughes. For the next thirty-five years, they spent most his career overseas on various assignments with DMATC, AMS, TOPOCOM, and DMA-IAGS, which took them to several countries: Spain, Iran, Panama, Bolivia, Paraguay and Costa Rica. In 1994, they decided to retire in San Antonio, after 44 years of government service. In their twenty some years in San Antonio, they hosted two reunions: one for the 50th anniversary of IAGS, and one for all their friends during their tour in Paraguay. They joined St. Matthew's Catholic Church, a dance group, foreign service group and worked at different charities. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Penny Hughes. Tom is survived by his two daughters, Romaine Hughes and Lesley Hughes; two grandchildren, Dr. Kristopher Aghemo and Andrea Cox; three great grandchildren, Natalie, TJ and Brinley; and his sister, Elizabeth P. Hughes. Funeral Mass will be Wednesday, August 8, 2018 at 10:00 A.M. at St. Matthew Catholic Church.



Joyce Trickett, 75, church leader, community volunteer for the poor and homeless, and 35-year government worker, went to her Heavenly Father July 29 after a brief illness.


Ms. Trickett, known as “Joy” to nearly everyone, left a profound impact on her community, her church, and particularly for those who were in the greatest need.  Her family took in many foster children as she was growing up, and she carried her parents’ compassion into the community and the world for her entire life.  Joy perceived volunteering as something she needed to do.  “It is very scriptural,” she told friend and associate Mark Gunderman, “We are supposed to help those who struggle to help themselves.”

Her favorite scripture was Matthew 25:35-40:  “Jesus said, for I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in….  Truly I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brethren, you did it to me”.


One of her biggest legacies was with the Good Shepherd Alliance (GSA), a Loudoun County nonprofit that serves the homeless and near-homeless.  Joy began volunteering with GSA, in 1997, serving as their Board Treasurer.  She was nominated and served as Board Chair from February 2002 until December 2009.  During those years Joy established a motivated and influential working Board of Directors and built the GSA into one of the most recognized non-profit organizations in Loudoun County.  Now GSA supports more than 3,000 men, women and children each year.  It provides almost 10,000 bed nights a year, and 77% of those it serves go on to stable housing.


Joy was a key player in the founding of Mary’s House of Hope in Purcellville, a GSA shelter which provides housing, counseling, education, love and support to homeless women experiencing a crisis pregnancy.  She established a partnership with the Town of Purcellville, coordinated HUD Community Development Block Grants administered by Loudoun County Department of Family Services, and solicited extraordinary acts of kindness from the community.  Mary’s House of Hope was dedicated on May 12, 2007.  The facility was designed exclusively for pregnant women, or women with newborns, by architect Tom O’ Neil of Leesburg and general contractor Bob Bryner of Lovettsville.  The House of Hope is the only facility of its kind in the area and proudly serves as a beacon light in Purcellville and western Loudoun County.


Again in 2007, Trickett was instrumental in an effort to renovate an old roofing company facility into the 7,000 square foot-two level GSA Center of Hope.  The Center of Hope helps homeless and impoverished families and individuals living in crisis.  This facility houses the administrative and family services staff, volunteers, a thrift store, and the community outreach center.  After arranging for Federal assistance through the office of then-Representative Frank Wolf, Joy melded her program management skills with architect Clint Good, Toll Brothers builders and HomeAid Northern Virginia.  Over 80 contractors and vendors provided reduced rate services for their labor or donated their time and materials to this huge renovation project.  The dedication ceremony took place on July 15, 2008.


Under her guidance, GSA's comprehensive programs for homeless children and youth have twice been distinguished by President Bush's initiatives for a Better America; first by the Washington DC based Points of Light Foundation, "Daily Points of Light Award" in August 2004, and later that year by America’s Promise, as the nation's first "Shelter of Promise.”


Joy also worked with LINK, an all-volunteer food pantry in Herndon that she helped found.  LINK provides emergency food services to people in Herndon, Ashburn, and Sterling.  LINK believes in the power of selfless service and the importance of providing people in crisis with unconditional love.


Joy received the Loudoun Volunteer Services (LVS) 2005 Adult Volunteer of the Year award in Leesburg in April 2005 and the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW) 2005 Outstanding Humanitarian Award in Washington, DC in October 2005.  The NCNW award said that Joy “provided unconditional love to people living in crisis and that she fulfills the vision of NCNW founder, Mary McLeod Bethune.”


The 2006 Virginia General Assembly passed Joint Resolution No.  316 commending Joy.  Individuals are nominated for this award based on efforts that are of local, state or national significance.  “Whereas Joy Trickett is dedicated to alleviating homelessness and poverty in Northern Virginia,” the Resolution stated, “Now, therefore, be it resolved by the House of Delegates, the Senate concurring, that the General Assembly hereby commend Joy Trickett for her valuable service and her devotion to the citizens of Loudoun County and Northern Virginia.”


On September 27, 2006, Trickett was honored by former Representative Frank Wolf by citation in the Congressional Record for her work in addressing and alleviating homelessness and poverty in Northern Virginia.  An excerpt reads, "For many hours each week, she volunteers to make a difference, one person at a time.  On any given day, you might find Ms. Trickett in the Good Shepherd thrift store in Sterling, working with her staff, or writing a grant proposal with her administrative director in Leesburg, or interfacing with other sister organizations like the Clothes Closet in Herndon, LINK in Sterling, Loudoun Red Cross and Northern Virginia Family Services in Fairfax."


Joy also supported many other worthwhile community organizations.  She was a church representative to the Great Falls Area Ministries (formerly Great Falls Ecumenical Council) and was a founding member of the Great Falls Senior Center, serving the latter as its first communications officer and, at the time of her death, president.  She also assisted the Browns Chapel Cemetery Association in making connections with the historical area families whose loved ones are interred there.


Joy was particularly active in the Dranesville Church of the Brethren, where she was a lifelong member.  At one time or another, Joy worked in practically all the church’s ministries.  At the time of her death, she was the church’s Leadership Team Chair, a deacon, and a member of the team’s Outreach and Hospitality teams.


In church, as in the community, Joy got things done.  She worked to raise money to aid young Brethren girls in Chibok, Nigeria, who were kidnapped by Boko Haram in 2014.  For those without work, she wrote job recommendations and made employment connections.  Joy was also known for sending encouragement cards or making a phone call to those experiencing both joyous and difficult life circumstances.  She taught Sunday School and was active in encouraging candidates for the ministry.  Joy encouraged the church to contribute to the LINK food pantry; led worship services; helped organize dinners and banquets for the area’s First Responders; and tirelessly prayed for church members and those in the community and the world.


Joyce Ann Trickett was born in Washington, DC on November 30, 1942, to Bruce Leigh Trickett and Bessie Catherine Acors – both of whom she cared for into their elder years.  Except for a few years when she lived in Catharpin, Virginia, she was a lifelong resident of Herndon, Virginia.  She began government service in 1961, and retired in 1996 from the Defense Mapping Agency.  She is survived by a foster brother, Donn Banks, and many cousins.


Guests will be received on Friday, August 17, at Adams-Green Funeral Home, Herndon, VA from 2 to 4 PM and from 6 to 8 PM.


A memorial service will be held at 11AM on Saturday, August 18, at Herndon United Methodist Church, Herndon, VA.


A memorial mass will be held at 5:30 PM on Saturday, September 15, at St Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, 1020 Springvale Rd, Great Falls, VA 22066


For additional information and directions please select the Service Information tab on this page.


In keeping with Joy’s heart for charity and historical interests, in lieu of flowers, you are encouraged to make donations to the following charities and agencies:


Dranesville Church of the Brethren 11500 Leesburg Pike, Herndon, VA 20170


Church of the Brethren Global Ministries for Nigeria, 1451 Dundee Ave, Elgin, IL 60120, or https://churchofthebrethren.givingfuel.com/all-ministries, in the Fund selection box, make sure to choose Global Mission and Services.  Also, specify Joy Trickett as the Honoree name and mention Nigeria in the Additional Gift Notes box.


Good Shepherd Alliance, 20684 Ashburn Road, Ashburn, VA 20147 - United Way #8920, or Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) #21537


LINK, P.O.  Box 443, Sterling, VA 20167


Browns Chapel Cemetery Association, 10231 Leesburg Pike, Vienna, VA 22182

Obituary for Perry Gilbert

Clarksville, VA - 
Perry Ramon Gilbert, husband of Priscilla Jewett Gilbert, passed away on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at the age of 96. He was born in High Bridge, MD on April 16, 1922 to the late Stanley Rice and Amparo Aragunde Gilbert. Perry served in the United States Army during World War II from 1942 -1945. He was a drum major in the Washington DC Cadet Corp. He retired as a physical science administrator with the Defense Mapping Agency, where he worked for 41 years. Perry was formerly a member of Bowie United Methodist Church in Bowie, MD and currently a member at Jamieson Memorial United Methodist Church in Clarksville.  
In addition to his wife, Perry Gilbert is survived by daughters Elaine Feather (Larry) of Fayetteville, PA, Victoria Stephan (Kevin) of Moncure, NC and Teresa Corelitz (Jeff) of Annapolis, MD; step-daughter Laura Heltebran of Ashburn, VA; son-in-law Paul Smith of FL; six grandchildren; seven great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his brother Stanley Gilbert and daughter Diane Smith. 
Family wishes to extend thanks to the caregivers, Nannie Smith, Samantha Terry and Anthony Townes, who provided such good care to Perry during his illness.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 23, 2018 at Jamieson Memorial United Methodist Church followed by a reception in the church fellowship hall. The Reverends John Bright and Walt Westbrook will officiate. 
In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to Jamieson Memorial United Methodist Church, 219 5th Street, Clarksville, VA 23927 or Lake Country SPCA, P.O. Box 14, Clarksville, VA 23927. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.wclfh.com. Arrangements are by Watkins Cooper Lyon Funeral Home.

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 Hannum

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 Dunn
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

Submitted by editor on Thu, 12/14/2017 - 2:15pm

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.


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.


Hector Wood
Colonel, US Army (Ret.), 87, of New Port Richey, passed away surrounded by his loving family on December 9, 2017. He served in Vietnam, was the Director of the Defense Mapping School and Retired Deputy Director of the DMA Hydro/Topo Center. Among his many medals, he was awarded the Defense Superior Service medal and the Legion of Merit. He is survived by his beloved wife, Phyllis; children, Phyllis (John) Walichnowski, Patricia (Kurt) Fenochietti, Paul (Ana) Fenochietti, Allegra (Sam) Yassine, Peter (Jeannine) Fenochietti and Peggy (Greg) Joseph; his sister, Ofilia Owen; many grand and great-grandchildren. Viewing will be on Wednesday, December 13 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.; funeral service Thursday, 11:30 a.m. at Dobies Funeral Home, Hudson followed by burial at Florida National Cemetery with full military honors. In lieu of flowers, donations to Gulfside Hospice are greatly appreciated.

Published in the Tampa Bay Times on Dec. 12, 2017

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.


On October 30, 2017, George Edward McCollam, of Highland, MD passed away survive by beloved wife Eugenia M. McCollam, cherished father of Erin G. McCollam, loving grandfather of Austin McCollam-S and Molly McCollam-S dear loved one of Margie Stevens and Paula Miller.
Family and Friends may call at Slack Funeral Home, P.A., 3871 Old Columbia Pike, Ellicott City, MD 21043 on Friday December 1, 2017 from 3-5 and 7-9 pm.   A celebration of life will be held at the funeral home one Saturday December 2 at 1 pm.  Followed by repass at VFW Ellicott City, MD 
Interment will be held at a late date. 
Julien C. Forget
May 22, 1927 - January 20, 2017
Passed away on Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, at Menno Haven. Mr. Forget is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Marguerite Forget. Services and interment will be private. Arrangements are entrusted to the Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, Chambersburg, PA.

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.

Harold Eugene Taylor

Harold Eugene Taylor, age 81, passed away on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at Reston Hospital Center in Reston, VA.

He was born on February 20, 1936 in Saltville, VA to the late Roy F. and Grace Ann (Woodard) Taylor. Mr. Taylor was a U.S. Navy Veteran, who retired from the U.S. Government as a Cartographer. He created the first maps of the moon.

Predeceased by his parents and two brothers: Arlen and Boyd Taylor
Survivors include his loving wife of 55 years, Diana Lee Taylor; two daughters: Candy Taylor Sendaj and husband Larry; and Kimberley Taylor and husband Jay Moore; two grandchildren: Emilee and Shane Sendaj; two brothers: Jim Taylor and wife Ethel; and Daryl Taylor and wife Linda; three sisters: Sandra Tylor Pierce, Elizabeth Anne Taylor; and Vickie Davidson and husband Wes; and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.

A graveside service will be held on Friday, July 28, 2017 at 11:00 AM at Quantico National Cemetery in Triangle, VA with military honors.

The family would like to request that in lieu of flowers, please send monetary donations for Diana’s healthcare to: Candy Sendaj, 8433 Summer Breeze Place, Manassas, VA 20112.

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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

Edgar Chapman


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 "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.

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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.

John Warren Reed, of Myersville, died Tuesday, December 27, 2016. Arrangements are by Resthaven Funeral Services, Skkot Cody, P.A., Frederick.

Published Online in The Frederick News-Post from Dec. 31, 2016 to Jan. 1, 2017

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

Home Address:
Hortense Farley
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.

Born and raised in Salem, she was the daughter of the late Joseph A. and Isabel A. (Dowdell) Cormier. Married in 1944, Theresa lived most of her married life in the Greater Arlington Virginia, Washington DC area. She worked from 1956 to 1996 for the federal government as a library technician. Following the death of her husband and daughter, she returned to the North Shore and was a resident of the Atria of Merrimac Place in Newburyport. She most recently was a resident of Mary Immaculate Nursing and Restorative Center in Lawrence.

She is survived by several nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by her daughter, Ann Marie Rhodes, and sisters, Rose I. Bilodeau, Virginia Gagnon, Agnes B. Healey and her brother, Robert Cormier.

Relatives and friends are invited to her funeral mass on Monday, December 28, 2015 in St. James Chapel, 156 Federal St., Salem at 11:00 A.M. Burial at a later date will be private. There will be no visiting hours. Arrangements are by the Levesque Funeral Home of Salem, For guestbook, please visit www.LevesqueFunerals.com


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.

Our Mom, Mary Elizabeth “Bettie” McHale Garrett, 93, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, friends, and her excellent caregivers at Potomac Place in Woodbridge, VA, after a cruel struggle with dementia.   She was our full-time, passionate Mom, never retired, and the loving and beloved wife of John Daniel “Jack” Garrett, who died in 2014.  She was also preceded in death by her parents, John T. and Ellen C. McHale, and her brothers Jack, Dick and Robert McHale.

Bettie is survived by her three children, Patricia Ellen Garrett (Oliver Woshinsky), Katherine Ball (George) and Thomas Garrett (Shari).  She was GiGi to her six grandchildren: Justin Ball (Suzanne), David Woshinsky (Marjan), Miles Garrett, Ross Garrett (Kristin), Claudia Ann Garrett, and Matthew Garrett, and their seven children.

She and Jack raised their three children on a single Federal salary in half of a modest two-bedroom duplex in Arlington, VA.  Bettie and Jack enjoyed a long retirement during which they traveled some, kept up with their growing family, and enjoyed connecting with friends and going out dancing at least once a month.  Mom read voraciously and shared novels and comics from the paper with ‘the kids’, wrote notes and sent actual physical cards on birthdays and other occasions, and kept herself, her home and her family meticulously.  

Bettie was a devout Catholic, part of the St. Thomas More parish in Arlington, VA, for most of her life, and recently a member of the congregation at Our Lady of Angels Church in Woodbridge, VA.  A funeral Mass will take place Monday, September 12, at Our Lady of  Angels, at 10:30 am.  Interment will be private at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Washington, DC.

Bettie and her entire family were most grateful for the compassionate and loving care she received in the Rose Memory Unit at Potomac Place, and especially for the devotion and love she felt every day from her aide, Aminata Conteh.

In lieu of flowers, the family would be grateful for donations to Capital Caring Hospice, 

2900 Telestar Court, Falls Church, Virginia 22042 (1-800-869-2136), www.capitalcaring.org, or to the Cure Alzheimer’s Fund, 34 Washington Street, Suite 200 (781-237-3800), www.curealz.org.

Bob Franz
Dad had just had his hip replaced on June 13. He had been doing very well!  He & mom went to WVA for my mom's 50th High School reunion & headed to KY on Sunday for my little girl's first day of middle school & the hopes of catching a few games & practices. Tuesday evening he felt winded & thought he was just out of shape from being down with his hip. He got a little dizzy before bed, but slept all night. Wednesday he woke up & spoke with mom, went about his morning routine while we took Maddie to her 1st day of school. My son found him & tried to give him CPR, but there was nothing he could do. We assume a heart attack, but I feel he may of had a blood clot because of the traveling & they took him off the cumadin. We had him cremated. We will have a small private service when my kids get settled with a school routine. Jacob starts college Aug. 19.  

Thanks for reaching out. Please keep in touch.  

Robin Eads
Oscar Joseph Kluh Jr, died peacefully with family on August 4, 2016. A native Washingtonian, he was born on July 1, 1926, son of Marguerite (Glorious) and Oscar Joseph Kluh Sr. brother to Marguerite and Mary. He celebrated his 90th birthday on July 1, 2016 surrounded by family and friends. 
On December 27th, 1947, Oscar married his true love, Wilma Julia (Jay) Semancik, and remained faithful and devoted to her for the rest of his life. They celebrated 63 years of marriage in 2011, the year that Jay died.  
Oscar and Jay were blessed with four children – Oscar Joseph III (Claudia); Michael Albert; Christine; and John (Elizabeth). Their blessings were multiplied when the grandchildren arrived – Joseph (Jennifer) and Charles Thomas (Christy); Michael (April), Charles and James Kluh and Sarah Dembroski (Todd); Paige and Jack Butler; and Allison, John Jr and Jessica. Perhaps even more spectacular are the great grandchildren that blessed the family – Katelyn, Kelsey and Ryan; Alexander, Tanner and Morgan; and Charlotte and baby Oscar Kluh who arrived in October 2016.  
Upon graduating from high school Oscar enlisted in the US Navy, and served overseas – a member of the "greatest generation" and WWII Veteran. He served in the US Navy Band and spoke often of the lessons he learned in the military. He loved and respected his country deeply and was proud to have served. Oscar earned a college degree from Wilson College. He later went to work at the Army Map Service, retiring in 1980.
After his discharge from the Navy he moved to Massachusetts to play in a big band at the State Line Casino. Shortly after his return to Washington DC he met his wife in a "Paul Jones" dance – Oscar went to the dance with his parents and attributes his mother's urging to "see the young lady home." The rest, of course, is history but a source of material for many family conversations.  
Oscar and Jay raised their children in Cheverly Md and were members of St. Ambrose Church. They moved to LaPlata Maryland upon retirement, joining St. Ignatius Church. Oscar was active in volunteer work – serving as a substitute teacher, providing Meals on Wheels, singing in the church choir, working at the county fair. He and Jay also 'volunteered' many hours to their grandchildren, attending events, babysitting, and simply being outstanding grandparents.  
In 2005 Oscar and Jay moved to Potomac Md. They joined St. Raphaels Catholic Church. Although not in the choir (he said they were too good for him), he is still remembered for his signing at church.  
Oscar had a rich and rewarding life. He serves as a role model for all of us on living a life well lived. We will miss him deeply. 

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

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Full Name Donald Robert Filippelli Jr.
Date of Birth Saturday, August 28th, 1948
Date of Death Saturday, May 21st, 2016

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LocationArlington National Cemetery
Address McNair Road
Arlington, VA 22211


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)



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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Viviane L. Pavlovski


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.

Kitty Maddrey 

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.

(Age 83)  

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

Irving Isaacson

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 Manila.
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.

Thomas Bonner

Thomas (Tom) B. Bonner, 84, of Bristow, Virginia and formerly long time resident of Vienna, Virginia passed away peacefully on February 27, 2016.

Tom was born in Altoona, Pennsylvania, the only son of the late Thomas A. and Jessie A. (Miller) Bonner, and was raised in Arlington, Virginia. Tom married his wife, Marie, in 1953, and they made their home in Vienna, Virginia, where they resided happily for 58 years, raising their family of four children. Tom was employed as an illustrator for the U.S. Department of Defense for 37 years until he retired in 1988.

Tom loved living in the town of Vienna, Virginia and was active in the community for most of his life, with a passion for service in the Vienna Volunteer Fire Department. Tom joined the department in 1961 as a volunteer fireman, and throughout the rest of his life he proudly contributed in many different capacities there, with his most recent efforts focused on the fire department’s historical preservation. In 2012, after 50 years of volunteer service, he was recognized as a Life Member of the VVFD and also the VVFD Auxiliary. Tom loved baseball and enjoyed coaching in the Vienna Little League for many years, where he was inducted as a member of the Vienna Little League Honor Roll in 1985. He was also a member of the Vienna American Legion Post and was actively involved in the Knights of Columbus organization. 

Tom is survived by his beloved wife, Marie, of 62 years, his four children Thomas, Jr. (Lyndee) of Centreville, VA, Terry Maddox of Warrenton, VA, John (Anne) of Centreville, VA, and Donald (Lale’) of Cornelius, NC. He leaves behind nine grandchildren, Justin, Matt, Nicolle, Michelle, Jennifer, Mike, Chris, Danny, and Ben, and great grandson, Gavin. He was preceded in death by his son-in-law Ken Maddox. Tom was a loving husband, father, and grandfather and will be deeply missed by all his family and friends.

Visitation will occur from 6:00 to 8:00 pm on Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at Pierce Funeral Home in Manassas, VA. The funeral mass will be held on Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, in Gainesville, VA, at 10:30 a.m. with interment to follow at Fairfax Memorial Park Cemetery, in Fairfax, VA. Donations in his name can be made to the Vienna Volunteer Fire Department. www.vvfd.org

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, 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.

Published in The Washington Post on Jan. 22, 2015

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 Ferullo
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.




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.

Janice Eileen Lightner Phillips, 66, of Lovettsville, VA, died December 23, 2015 at Inova Loudoun Hospital - Cornwall Campus in Leesburg, Va. She was the loving wife of Richard Albert Phillips.

Born February 25, 1949 in Huntingdon, PA, she was the daughter of the late Cloyd L. and Frances J. Myers Lightner.

She was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church in Lovettsville.

In addition to her husband, Janice is survived by daughter, Tane Phillips McPeak and husband, Michael L., of Lovettsville, and son, Robert Lynn Phillips and wife, Cherie S., of Hagerstown, MD; grandchildren, Kristopher L. McPeak and wife, Kelynn, of Lovettsvile, Corrie McPeak Stiller and husband, Timothy G., of White Post, VA, Alexa Rae Phillips and Samantha Nicole Phillips both of Hagerstown; sister, Bonnie Lightner Bartosz and husband, Lewis Robert (Bob) of Ellicott City, MD and brother, Anthony Andrew (Tony) Lightner and wife, Patricia, of Rockville, MD; nieces and nephews, Stephanie Bartosz, Robert Bartosz and wife, Tara, Douglas Lightner and wife, Dana, Jeffrey Lightner and wife, Vicki and Gregory Marian and wife, Amanda, and Alan Marian, Jr. and wife, Mary.

She was preceded in death by sister, Deborah Lightner.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, December 29, 2015 at the Stauffer Funeral Home, 1100 N. Maple Avenue, Brunswick, MD.

Memorial services will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, December 30th at the funeral home with Pastor Andreas Armstrong officiating. Inurnment will be held at a later date. The family wishes to invite you to join them for food and fellowship at the Lovettsville Game Club, Lovettsville, VA following the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Zion Lutheran Church Outreach Program, 38011 Morrisonville Road, Lovettsville, VA 20180.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the family at www.staufferfuneralhome.com.


Roy Fordham died on December 11, 2014, sorry no other info is available.

Manuel A. Quintero

Mnuel was born on May 11, 1926 and passed away on Friday, May 17, 2013. Manuel was a resident of Carrollton, Texas.


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 Baden

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.

(Age 93)  

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

Linda Risdal Knott 68, of Bonita Springs, FL, passed away peacefully on Monday, July 27, 2015, at Joanne’s House of Hope Hospice. Formerly of Potomac, MD, she had been a resident of Bonita Springs since 1994. Linda was born in Fairhaven, MA, the daughter of the late Magne and Karry (neé Mannes) Risdal. 


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. 


In lieu of flowers gift by phone of online to Hope HealthCare Services - (800) 835-1673 - Donate.HopeHCS.org 


Private services will be held by her family. 


Arrangements are being handled by Shikany’s Bonita Funeral Home. 


HARWIN, Patricia Rose


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.

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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


    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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(Age 98)  


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


Thomas Wood


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