Mary Alice Newton Stone, age 99, died peacefully at her home in Rockville on Friday, October 30, 2020. She was born in Springfield, KY, on May 24, 1921, one of seven sisters, including her identical twin Mary Alma. She grew up in rural Kentucky, where her family were mostly tenant farmers during the 1920s and 1930s. From these hard years came her strong spirit, deep faith, and an unwavering sense of humor and love of family.

In her early 20s, she courageously left all she knew to move to Washington, DC, during WWII to work for what was then the Army Map Service. It was there she met her late husband, Elmer A. (Bud) Stone, Jr., when he came to work at the Map Service following his discharge from the Navy after the war. Alice and Bud moved to the Maryland suburbs in the early 50s, and there raised their four children in a home filled with love where their friends were always welcome. Alice’s faith was a great part of her life and she was very active in her church, The Shrine of St. Jude Catholic Church in Rockville. She was a member of the Sodality Our Lady of the Wayside, a strong sisterhood of women that gave service to the church and community and organized fundraising activities for the church. She took great pride in later years in being one of the “flower ladies,” members of the St. Jude Garden Club, who planted and took care of the gardens.

Alice is preceded in death by her parents, her loving husband Bud, and all of her six sisters. She is survived by her four beloved children, Susan Click, Deborah Shores (Joseph), Michael Stone (Jacqueline), and Timothy Stone (who has been her very loving caregiver for many years); five grandchildren, Amber Hayes, Dylan Shores, Jason Fangmeyer, Jessica Freund, Shannon Stone, and their spouses; and six great-grandchildren, Jacob and Noah Fangmeyer, Alice and Clara Hayes, and Michael and Logan Freund. A burial service will be held graveside on Thursday, November 5, 2020, at 2:00 pm at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, 13801 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD.

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Paul John McMullen, 61, of Woodbridge, VA, died peacefully on Friday, September 11, 2020 at home after a heroic battle with cancer.

Paul is survived by his wife, Ethel M. McMullen, stepchildren Vicky L. Miller of Gratz, PA and Captain Clarence J. K. Miller, USMC, Camp Pendleton, CA and granddaughter Emalie C. Brown of Gratz, PA. He is also survived by his sister Lenore Levin of Great Falls, VA, stepbrothers Mark Libratore of Stuart, FL and Ronald Libratore of West Suffield, CT and stepsister Brenda Gallagher of East Granby, CT. He was preceded in death by his parents Captain Cornelius E. McMullen, USN (Ret.) and Lenore C. (Crowley), stepmother Jewel F. (McAllister) and siblings Neil McMullen and Carol Swan.

Paul was born January 8, 1959, in Newport, RI. As the son of a naval officer, he lived in numerous states while growing up and graduated from Ledyard High School, Ledyard CT. He met Ethel at a wedding in 2001 and they married in 2002.

After graduating from the Florida Institute of Technology, in 1982, he enlisted as a Quartermaster into the US Navy. Paul served onboard the USS Briscoe (DD-977) through 1987, and in the naval reserves through 1992. In 1988 he was hired by the Defense Mapping Agency in the maritime safety field contributing to the safety of the navigation mission as a Notice to Mariners and publication writer/editor, and watch officer on the World-Wide Navigational Warning Service (WWNWS). Paul retired from the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency in May, 2018, after 35 years of government service.

Every once in a while, God sends us someone who reaches out and reminds us of life’s purpose. That was Paul. He always felt a special responsibility toward his family and friends keeping watch over them throughout his life. Who among us has not been touched by his kindness, humor, thoughtfulness, and love? He will be missed.

A memorial service is scheduled for Monday, September 28 at 11:00 am at Miller Funeral Home, Woodbridge, VA, with a reception to follow at the McMullen residence. Family and friends are welcome to attend and celebrate Paul’s life. Interment will be at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.

In 2012, we saw the beauty of God’s presence among the majestic snowcapped peaks and tranquil wildflower meadows of Mount Rainier NP. Donations in his honor may be made to Washington’s National Park Fund, 1904 3rd Avenue, #400, Seattle, WA 98101.

The family extends their gratitude and appreciation to the caregivers for their tender support and gentle, compassionate care.


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Everett William Harris, 92, of Silver Spring, MD went home to be with the Lord on Friday, October 16, 2020. He was born in Raleigh, NC on May 29, 1928, the second oldest of four children. He graduated from Eastern High School in Washington, D.C. and served in the Army during the Korean War. Later, Bill was a cartographer who worked for the Army Map Service where he met Lorraine Gluck, whom he married on June 23, 1956. They raised three children, celebrated seven grandchildren, and one great grandchild. Bill retired from the Defense Mapping Agency and then went on to work for Montgomery County Storm Water Mgmt.  Bill’s faith was very important to him as he grew up attending Calvary Baptist Church in Washington, D.C. and continued going there well into his 70’s.

No service or visitation is planned at this time. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to an organization he was so passionate about, the Maryland Youth Pipe Band, at   

Janet Lee Shoemaker Salvermoser, age 87 passed away peacefully on August 6th, 2020 at her home in New Braunfels, Texas, with her family at her side. 

Janet is survived by her husband of 61 years, Rudolph “Rudi” Salvermoser, a daughter, Anna Victoria “Vicki” Coster and husband Mark, a granddaughter, Kathleen Coster and husband, Leo Lopez, with whom all shared a home in New Braunfels. 

She is also survived by a sister, Anna DeLois Beilstein, and a cousin, Lorraine Haben; several nieces and nephews and grand nieces and nephews; and four grandsons from her son Thomas Rudolph Salvermoser. She is predeceased by her parents, John Henry Shoemaker and Anna Louis Watkins; her son Thomas Rudolph Salvermoser; and three of her siblings: John Allen Shoemaker; Alvin Leroy Shoemaker. and Jeanette Eileen Semuta.

Janet was born in Brookmont, Maryland on January 2nd, 1933. She graduated from Western High School in Washington, DC.  After High School, Janet worked at the Defense Mapping Agency where she met her husband, Rudi. In addition to Brookmont, Maryland and New Braunfels, Texas, she lived in Damascus, Maryland; Las Cruces, New Mexico (where Rudi worked at White Sands Missile Range); Bethesda, Maryland; and Orlando, Florida.

Janet was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and aunt. Janet was a spiritual woman, whose faith in God sustained her. Her personal qualities of warmth, good humor, her listening ear, and her caring ways, endeared her to all. She was an accomplished artist in oil and water painting.  She also enjoyed sewing and cross stitching.

She will be deeply missed by her family, friends, and all who had the privilege of knowing her. A memorial service for Janet will take place in the Washington, DC area at a later date due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Her niece, the Reverend Dr. Joan E. Beilstein, will preside over the service. 

Obituary of David Estell Rogers

Dr. David E. Rogers of Herndon, VA passed away peacefully of natural causes on Saturday, September 26, 2020 at the age of 73. He is survived by his beloved wife, Glenda S. Rogers; daughters, Patricia Rogers and Melissa Parzow (Darren); and granddaughter, Emma Parzow. He is also survived by his sister-in-law Janice DeLong (Roger); brother-in-law Norman Nykamp (Judy); a number of nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews; and a grand-cat (Pepper) and grand-dogs (Titus, Natasha, and Boris).

David was happily married to his wife, Glenda, for almost 52 years. They met in college in Michigan and moved to St. Louis, MO after they were married. They lived for a short time in Melbourne, FL and have lived most of their married life in Herndon, VA with their two daughters. During their many years together, they shared a love of travel and went to many places including Hawaii, Alaska, Bermuda, and many road trips within the continental U.S., Canada, and Mexico. He truly enjoyed camping with his wife and children along with their many trips to Walt Disney World. He also loved watching Washington Nationals baseball, LSU Football games, and Star Trek. He had every tool and technology gadget he could get his hands on from a young age.

Above and beyond any of his personal or professional accomplishments, David was most proud of his daughters’ and granddaughter’s musical ability. He enjoyed attending their many, many concerts over the years. His granddaughter had him wrapped around her little finger from the second he first saw her. He always felt blessed with the time he was able to spend with her.

Dr. Dave (he hated being called Dr. Rogers since that was his dad!) served the Government for over 35 years as a geospatial scientist and photogrammetrist. He was a lifelong student and held multiple degrees including a Doctor of Science (Sc.D.) in Engineering Management; Master’s of Science in Strategic Resource Management; Master’s of Science in Computer Science & Electrical Engineering; and a Bachelor’s of Science in Mathematics & Geology. 

David began his career with the Department of Defense (DOD) in the precise point positioning department in 1969 where he learned analog and digital satellite photogrammetry including camera calibration and digital least squares adjustments. He performed systems analysis for most of the classified mapping camera systems from 1969 to 2004. This included receiving and analyzing the photos returned from Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin’s moonwalk in 1969 before the rest of the planet saw the photographs on TV and in newspapers (and would never tell us if aliens are real)!

Some other high points of David’s career included working on systems initially used for B-52 radar simulations; testing the first text/instant messaging capabilities originally developed for military use; designing his agency’s first network of over 100 computers; leading the development of several 3D flythrough visualization systems used in the Bosnia and Gulf wars; led the technical support team at the Dayton Peace Talks; and a key designer of the digital mapping and imagery technologies and products in use by DOD today. He also supported the Space Shuttle Discovery’s first use of a hand-held camera that used a charge-coupled device (CCD) focal plane in lieu of file (precursor to today’s digital cameras). He worked on the Hubble Telescope, the first Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), oversaw the first use of Virtual Reality visualization systems, served as an expert witness in several court cases, and supported mapping the Panama Canal before it was returned to the Panamanian Government’s control. At least, that was most of what he was allowed to tell us, and we are sure we forgot something!

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you either make a donation to the Capital Caring Health - Adler Center (Hospice) (for Gift Designation, please choose “Capital Caring’s Adler Center (Loudoun County, VA)” under “Select a Program”); Dranesville United Methodist Church (put “David Rogers” on the memorial line); or donate to your favorite charity in his memory.

Capital Caring – Adler Center

24419 Millstream Drive

Aldie, VA 20105

Dranesville United Methodist Church

1089 Liberty Meeting Court

Herndon, VA 20170

*If you send a check to either place, please indicate “In Memory of David Rogers” on the memo line.

Following the memorial service, David will be interred in Chestnut Grove Cemetery, Herndon, VA during a private ceremony for his family.


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Obituary for Mary Marlyn Meoli

May 5, 1935 – September 8, 2020

Ellicott City, Maryland

On September 8, 2020, Mary Marlyn Meoli, peacefully passed from this world to the next surrounded by family and friends in her home at Arbor Terrace Fulton Assisted Living Community.

Mary/Marlyn/Mar/Mom/Nanny was born on May 5, 1938, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Grazio and Nicolina Pasquarello. She was the older of two daughters. Marlyn grew up on North 61st Street with her parents and sister. She graduated from Overbrook High School in June 1956 and immediately entered the workforce. On June 16, 1962, Marlyn was married to Angelo Anthony Meoli by the late Cardinal John P. Foley who was then a parish priest at Sacred Heart Church in Manoa, Pennsylvania. Soon after she began her true life calling—that of mother of five. Marlyn brought Nicole, Peter, Victoria, Marc, and Andrew into the world. In turn, they and their spouses brought 11 grandchildren into the world.  

After working exclusively as a mother until the children were older, Marlyn enjoyed “day jobs” at a gift shop, dental office, and day care program. However, it was the work that Marlyn did outside of traditional employment for which she was best known. Marlyn was a highly-talented, detail-oriented, and sought-after caterer, wedding planner, and floral arranger. She put at least 200 percent of herself into every meal, wedding, and arrangement she untiringly created, produced, and touched. Marlyn made her trademark pizzelles (Italian waffle cookies), homemade gnocchi (thick, small, and soft Italian dough dumplings), and homemade soups like no one else. She could create unique and tasty dishes out of different combinations of ingredients and would have been a serious Top Chef contender in her day. Marlyn expertly prepared meals for her family of seven all the way up to receptions for several hundred without anyone ever unable to ask for seconds, thirds, fourths, or leftovers.

In addition to cooking and floral arranging, Marlyn enjoyed sewing, crafting, gardening, reading, and—later in life—painting and coloring. She also was a master organizer of volunteer activities of any scope and size for every school, scout troop, and sport program of all five children, her beloved St. Philip the Apostle Church, senior citizens of Camp Springs, Maryland, and the Heartlands Senior Living Community in Ellicott City, Maryland. Although the last year of Marlyn’s life was riddled with significant health issues, between hospitalizations she attempted to “organize” yet again at her Arbor Terrace Fulton Assisted Living Community in Fulton, Maryland. As long as it wasn’t her closet, Marlyn could organize the heck out of it!

Marlyn is survived by her husband of 58 years Angelo, her children Nicole (Hilary Hershey) Meoli, Peter (Donna) Meoli, Victoria (Cliff) Luber, Marc (Emily) Meoli, and Andrew (Libby) Meoli, her grandchildren Anthony Meoli, Daniel Meoli, Christian Meoli, Clifton Luber, Mary Maxine Luber, Victoria Meoli, Joshua Meoli, Alexander Meoli, Gabriel Meoli-Packard, Matteo Meoli, and Luca Meoli. She is also survived by her sister, Dee (Dominick) Aquilante and a host of extended family and friends.

Marlyn was preceded in death by her parents Nicolina and Grazio Pasquarello and her stepmother Kathryn Pasquarello.

On Friday, September 11, 2020, Marlyn’s immediate family will have a private service and interment. At a later date, a Memorial Mass will be offered and a reception to follow  hosted by the family at St. Philip the Apostle Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Marlyn’s name to the Daughters of St. Anne. In 2000, Cardinal Hickey invited the Daughters of St. Anne to Washington, DC to minister to the East African Catholic Community. Their mission focuses on teaching catechism, culture, and language to children of Eritrean immigrants and ministering to Eritrean teens, adults, and senior citizens. Today, they also serve Eritrean immigrants in the Atlanta, Georgia area.   

Daughters of St. Anne

Attn: Sister Rezan Mehanzel, FSA

316 Killian Hill Road SW

Lilburn, GA 30047

Payable to: Daughters of St. Anne

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Galen Kenneth Stuart Queen, 99, joined his wife, Virginia, in Heaven on August 26, 2020. Galen was born on August 14, 1921 in Washington, D.C. He died at 10:43 a. m., under hospice care at the home of Arthur and Bobbi, his son and daughter-in-law, in Silver Spring, Maryland.

Until July 1, 2020, when he went into the hospital, Galen still lived independently in his own home. He enjoyed spending family time, especially eating out--he always wanted to treat--with his children and their families. Since 1954, he's been an active member of the Aspen Hill Christian Church.

Galen grew up in Washington, D.C. and worked at his father's drug store. He was drafted during WWII, but because he lost a kidney in a childhood sledding accident, served stateside. He met the love of his life, Virginia Plunk, at a USO dance in 1946. They went on their first date to the Washington Monument on July 4th to watch the fireworks and married on Christmas Day that same year. When asked why they picked that date, he said, “It was the best gift we could think of to give each other.” Five kids followed in the years between 1949 and 1961.

After graduating from the University of Maryland, Galen worked as a machinist. Then settled into a long career with the government as a Position Classifier until his retirement. When Virginia retired a few years later, they took to the road in a motor home for fifteen of the “best years of our lives.” They were proud to have traveled all 50 states, including a flight to Hawaii, and lastly, a cruise to Alaska for their 50th wedding anniversary. They also toured Europe and Israel. They settled back in Maryland when Virginia's health deteriorated.

Besides traveling, Galen's hobbies included a passion for photography. He took extensive travel photos, and was behind the lens at almost all family events. He enjoyed the big bands of his youth, and loved dancing with Virginia throughout their long marriage. In his later years, Galen was an avid investor.

Galen embodied the “can do” spirit, had his own unique way of doing things and an opinion about nearly everything, and the confidence to tackle just about anything.

Galen Queen was predeceased by his parents, Lony T. Queen and Nellie Stuart Queen, and his wife, Virginia P. Queen. He is survived by his five children, Gaylene Cottone, Arthur Queen, Lona Queen, Kenneth Queen, and Joy Sterner. He has ten grandchildren: Anthony, Frank, Stuart, Michael, Virginia, Sarah, Emma, Samuel, Ben, and Tyler, and eleven great-grandchildren: Amber, Kyle, Anthony, Alyssa, Daniela, Jordyn, Cameron, Shayne, Brandon, Ethan, and Erika.

He will be missed by all.

The Graveside Service for immediate family will be on September 14, with a Memorial Service planned at the church for a future date. 

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in his honor to the National Park Foundation at 

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Paul Leonard Crown, Jr., 86, passed away peacefully with his loving wife by his side on Saturday August 8, 2020 at home in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. He was born on March 18, 1934 in Derwood, Maryland to the late Paul Crown, Sr. & Katie (Day) Crown.

Along with his parents, Paul is reunited in death with his son, Joe Crown; his brother, Kenny Crown and his granddaughter, Caryn Crown.

Paul was a hardworking man with a heart of gold. He was a skilled and dedicated cartographer for the US government for many years. Following his well-deserved retirement, Paul was able to enjoy the finer things in life. His faith lead to have a strong presence within the St. Michael Catholic Church community. He graciously volunteered his time with every opportunity presented. Paul participated in daily masses as an usher and assisted in the kitchen for after mass refreshments. Paul will be deeply missed.

Left to cherish Paul’s memory are his beloved wife of 67 years, Ruth Raedell Crown of Myrtle Beach; their children, John Crown and his wife, Lesa of Loris, Joan Broadwater and her husband, Mike of Mount Airy, Maryland, & Judy Main and her husband Neil of Myrtle Beach; his adoring grandchildren, Jacquelyn Paulson, Katrina Conlon, Eryn Weber, Michael Broadwater, Forrest Newman, Leo Newman, & Neil Main, Jr.; seven great grandchildren; sister, Betty Ann Moulden of Sandy Springs Maryland; his half-brother, Ernie Thompson of Damascus, Maryland; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins; a large loving extended family and many supportive friends and neighbors.

A Celebration of Paul’s life will be held at St. Michael Catholic Church 542 Cypress Ave. Garden City, SC 29576 during the 8:00AM daily mass. The family will greet friends for one hour prior to service time on Wednesday August 12, 2020.

At the request of the family, please consider memorial contributions in lieu of flowers. Memorials in Paul’s name may be made to St. Michael Catholic Church, at the address listed above.

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Howard F. Miller, 86, a resident of Huntingdon since 1990, went to be with The Lord on Sunday, August 2, 2020 at the Oaks at Westminster Woods.  Born August 11, 1933 in Pittsburgh, he was the son of the late Howard F. Miller, Sr. and Emma E. (VarnHagen) Miller. He was united in marriage to the former Marilyn G. Bilder on April 29, 1961 in Ashland. His wife of 59 years survives at their residence.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two children, Leslie D. (Miller) Hebert and her husband, John Hebert, of Rib Lake, WI and Rodney A. Miller and his wife, Cathy (Westfall) Miller of Harper’s Ferry, WV; and two grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Ima Jean Borovich and Frances A. Tillberry.

Mr. Miller was a very active member of the St. James Evangelical Lutheran Church, Huntingdon.

He was educated in Coraopolis public schools and was a 1952 graduate of Coraopolis High School. While being stationed in Japan with the U.S. Air Force, he attended Sophia University, Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan.

Mr. Miller served with the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict, attaining the rank of Airman First Class.

He was employed by the U.S. Government with the Department of Defense as a Program Manager and retired after 37 years of service.

Mr. Miller enjoyed boating and fishing and was very computer savvy.

A memorial service is being planned and will be announced at a later date.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in remembrance of Howard F. Miller may be made to the St. James Evangelical Lutheran Church, 525 Mifflin Street, Huntingdon.

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Ruth M. Balogh was born on January 3, 1923 in Wyatt, WV to Marco Antonio (Tony) Teti and Nannie G. Teti and passed away on August 8, 2020 in San Antonio, Texas. She was the youngest of five and grew up in Fairmont, WV. After graduating high school she went to Washington D.C. to work with the Army Map Service to support the war effort. While making a topographic map she discovered an aircraft wing sticking out of a hill. It was a camouflaged German airfield. While at the Army Map Service she met and fell in love with Jim Balogh Jr. They were married on July 4, 1943. They had five children. In 1956 they moved to San Antonio, TX where Jim eventually became the Deputy Chief at Army Topo Command at Ft. Sam Houston. During this time Ruth worked at International Aerial Mapping where she mapped the Texas and Louisiana Intercoastal Waterway, she was known for her expertise in Bouie markers. Later she worked at Scrivners where she initially worked as a seamstress and then in ladies clothing sales. She loved to entertain, host bridge parties, and have barbeques. She was active with the Ft. Sam Engineer Wives and Association of Mapping Seniors. She had a passion for plants, especially orchids. Both she and Jim volunteered at CAM. She provided food for Habitat for Humanity and up until a few years ago she cooked meals for the elderly shut ins. At church she knitted for newborns and crocheted hats, sweaters, and booties. Ruth was well known for her portraits and loved to show her grandchildren drawing techniques.

She is preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, James Balogh Jr., and daughter Barbara Schmeckpeper. Ruth is survived by son James M. Balogh of Ballaire, TX, son, Thomas Balogh (Soledad) of Houston, TX, daughter Diana J. Balogh of Corpus Christi, TX, daughter Dr. Linda Johnson (Brad) of Niceville, FL, 12 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild.

In lieu of flowers please make contributions to your favorite local food pantry. Private services will be held at Christ Lutheran Church of Alamo Heights, 6720 Broadway, San Antonio, Texas. For online condolences please visit

Gail Raymond Marshall, 85, formerly of Springfield, Virginia, passed away on Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at Country Meadows in Frederick, MD.

Born on February 21, 1935, in Mt. Vernon, IL, he was the son of the late Jarvis Marshall and Inez (McClure) Marshall.

He served five years in the United States Air Force. He retired from DOD, National Imagery Mapping Agency, Graphics Arts Department in Washington, DC, after 37 years of service.

Ray enjoyed genealogy, photography, coin collecting, trap shooting, and watching classic movies.

He is survived by his son, Michael L. Marshall and wife, Tracy, of Cohasset, MA; two granddaughters, Paige and Samantha Marshall of Boston, MA; brother, James D. Marshall and wife, Jeanne, of Vienna, VA; three nephews and two nieces.

Ray was preceded in death by an infant older brother, Robert.

Interment will be at Smith Cemetery in Belle Rive, Illinois.

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Rear Admiral  Edward Anderson Wilkinson, Jr., September 21, 1933 - May 23,2020   
RADM E.A. Wilkinson (Andy) died at home in Alabama. Survivors include his wife, Sondra; sons, Dan, Andy, and Dave; sister, Martha Reeves; and sister-in-law, Sandi Bro. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Barbara Parker, in 1992 and eldest son Daryl in 1980.  Andy graduated from the Naval Academy in 1955 and earned his Wings of Gold. His 34 years of service included patrol aviation anti-submarine warfare, teaching at the Naval Academy, commanding two patrol squadrons and two major commands, and directing the Defense Mapping Agency. Afterward, he was an executive vice president at Intergraph Corporation for 21 years. A devout Christian, he was an active volunteer and friend to all who knew him.  Donations may be made to the Admiral Andy Wilkinson Memorial Scholarship at the National Flight Academy either online at or via mail to OCPB Foundation, P.O. Box 87, Lillian, AL 36549. A memorial service will be held at Arlington National Cemetery.


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Lon Smith of Charlottesville, Va, passed away at his home May 29, 2020, after a long struggle with Parkinson's disease. His wife of 54 years, Becky, and their eldest child, Brian, were by his side. He had turned 78 May 21.

Born in Harrisburg, Ark, Lon grew up in Jonesboro. He joined the Aeronautical Chart and Information Center in St. Louis in 1965. In all, Lon served the Defense Mapping Agency for over 32 years in both Washington, DC, and St. Louis, joining the ranks of the Senior Executive Service in 1982 and holding many key managerial positions. He received many awards for his distinguished service.

After retiring in 1997, Lon and Becky moved to Charlottesville where he began a second ‘career’ volunteering. He swung a hammer for and served on the local board of Habitat for Humanity. He was also on the board of the PACEM homeless shelter and headed the committee that oversaw PACEM volunteers at Wesley UMC. Lon continued to volunteer until his Parkinson’s disease limited his abilities.

He is survived by Becky; Brian and his children, Michaela and Cecilia of Charlottesville; and his daughter Laura and her children, Seb and Benjamin, of New York City. He is also survived by his brother Sam of San Antonio, Tex, and his sister Sandy of Hot Springs Village, Ark.

The family expresses sincere appreciation for the compassion shown by his caregivers Judy, Kay, and Jahmire and for the support of Doctors Shah, Ballew, and Wooten. Respecting Lon’s wishes, no service will be held. Please remember Lon in your own way. Donations in his memory may be made to Parkinson’s research, Charlottesville PACEM, or Habitat for Humanity.

Gail Raymond Marshall, 85, formerly of Springfield, Virginia, passed away on Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at Country Meadows in Frederick, MD. 

Born on February 21, 1935, in Mt. Vernon, IL, he was the son of the late Jarvis Marshall and Inez (McClure) Marshall.

He served five years in the United States Air Force. He retired from DOD, National Imagery Mapping Agency, Graphics Arts Department in Washington, DC, after 37 years of service.

Ray enjoyed genealogy, photography, coin collecting, trap shooting, and watching classic movies.

He is survived by his son, Michael L. Marshall and wife, Tracy, of Cohasset, MA; two granddaughters, Paige and Samantha Marshall of Boston, MA; brother, James D. Marshall and wife, Jeanne, of Vienna, VA; three nephews and two nieces.

Ray was preceded in death by an infant older brother, Robert. 

Interment will be at Smith Cemetery in Belle Rive, Illinois. 

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Jay "Harry" Adams passed away peacefully on Tuesday evening. He was 94 years old.
Originally born in Lexington, Ky., he moved to the Washington, DC area with his family while in high school. A proud World War 2 Veteran and former member of the Army Air Corps, he was drafted into service and served as a radio operator aboard a B-17. He played the trumpet in the Air Corps band and his love of music was unmatched as he fondly recalled his mother telling anyone who would listen that he was "better than Al Hirt."
Harry spent the entirety of his working life in the DC area with his late wife, Ruth, raising two boys (Bob and Ron) and staying ever involved in their activities and pursuits. After a distinguished career in government service, he retired to the Delaware beaches where he remained active numerous organizations, including service as an Acolyte at his church, St Martha's.
Pop, as he was lovingly referred to by his family and friends, never met a stranger. He often remarked about how lucky he felt for having such incredible blessings of good health, great friends, and wonderful family. His family was his passion, and he never missed an opportunity to talk about them during his frequent trips to the store, doctors visits, or get togethers. He could often be seen driving in his Mustang convertible that he affectionally called his "chick magnet" before Ann quickly won his heart. His personality was absolutely infectious and to know him was to love him.
He was preceded in death by his late wife of 62 years, Ruth; a son, Ron; and a great grandson, Conner.
He is survived by his wife of 6 years, Ann Stewart Adams; a son, Bob (wife Susan); daughter-in-law, Ellen (to late son Ron); and grandchildren, Nicholas (wife Stephanie), Bryan (wife Holly), Allison (husband Rob), and Brad. He had four great grandchildren, Brayden, Dylan, Camdyn, and Liam.
Due to ongoing Coronavirus concerns, a celebration of Harry's life will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Martha's Episcopal Church.
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Richard L. Garrison "Dick", 90, a longtime resident of Heritage Harbour in Annapolis, MD and previously of Clinton, MD, died in Crownsville, MD on Tuesday, March 19, 2019. Born on November 17, 1928, in Washington, D.C. to the late Roy M. and Minnie Garrison, Dick graduated from Anacostia High School. He worked for the U.S. Navy Hydrographic Office and the Defense Mapping Agency for 38 years. He also served in the U.S. Naval Reserves, retiring after 33 years of service. Dick was a member of the Fleet Reserve Club and Knights of Columbus and enjoyed playing golf. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Dorothea L. Garrison; three children, Stephen R. Garrison of Fenwick Island, DE, Carla A. Nash of Egg Harbor Township, NJ, and Kevin C. Garrison of Huntingtown, MD; and six grandchildren, Jessica, Timothy, Lindsay and Nicholas Nash and Christopher and Andrew Garrison. A memorial service will be held at the Kalas Funeral Home & Crematory, 2973 Solomons Island Rd., Edgewater, MD on Saturday, March 23 at 10 am. Donations may be made in Richard's name to St. John Neumann Catholic Church, 620 N. Bestgate Road, Annapolis, MD 21401. Online condolences and tributes may be made at:


Mary H. Green, 97, of Suwanee, GA, and a long-time resident of Quincy Village, Quincy, PA, passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 19, 2019, at home with family. Born October 12, 1921, in Elkins, WV, she lived most of her early life in Akron, OH. She was a graduate of Central High School and attended business college there. She was the daughter of the late Dallas G. Hansford and Addie Sherman Hansford Stoffer. She was one of five children. In addition to her parents and stepfather, Russell D. Stoffer, she was predeceased by her siblings: Viola Ida Hansford Dixon, Richard Lawrence Hansford, and Jimmie Dale Stoffer of Akron, OH, and Lois Jane Stoffer Willis of Albuquerque, NM. She and her husband, Thomas I. Green, were married March 20, 1942, in Washington, DC. They lived in Washington, DC, Bethesda, MD, Garfield, MD, and Palm Coast, FL before moving to Quincy Village in 1994. They celebrated 60 years of marriage before he passed away on March 16, 2003. They traveled extensively throughout the United States, including Alaska and Hawaii. They enjoyed organized square dancing for 25 years. She worked in the U.S. Government civil service from 1941 until 1975. She worked in secretarial positions in several agencies including the Beach Erosion Board in Washington, DC, and the National Institutes of Health and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in Bethesda, MD. She was active in her church wherever she lived, including the United Brethren Church in Akron, OH, and the United Methodist Church in Bethesda, MD, Garfield, MD, and Palm Coast, FL. She was an active volunteer in all these churches and taught Sunday School and Vacation Bible School. She held a Lifetime Membership in the United Methodist Women. She volunteered at Quincy Nursing Home in Quincy, PA. She is survived by her three sons, Thomas I. Green, Jr. of Napa, CA, Timothy A. Green of Suwanee, GA, and Russell L. Green of Ponte Vedra, FL, nine grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, step-grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, May 31, at Garfield United Methodist Church, 13628 Stottlemyer Road, Smithsburg, MD 21783. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Burial will immediately follow the service in the Garfield United Methodist Church cemetery. Contributions may be made in memory of Mary Green to Garfield United Methodist Church, 13628 Stottlemyer Road, Smithsburg, MD 21783 or Quincy Village Benevolent Care Fund, 6596 Orphanage Road, Waynesboro, PA 17268. Arrangements were made by J.L. Davis Funeral Home, Smithsburg, MD, and online condolences may be offered at


JEAN MARIE RYAN, 88, of Williamsport, MD passed away on Sunday, September 16, 2018 at Meritus Medical Center.

Born, September 12, 1930 in Washington, D.C., she was the daughter of the late Maynard Thomas and Lorraine (Gottenkenny) Ryan.

Jean was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Hagerstown, MD.

Jean is survived by two sons Gerald (Jerry) R. Bushee and Thomas A. Bushee and two grandsons, Justin Bushee and Eric Bushee.

In addition to her parents, Jean was preceded in death by one son, James H. Bushee and a sister, Joan R. Lawrence.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, September 21, 2018 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 17630 Virginia Ave., Hagerstown, MD. Rev. John Jicha will officiate. Interment will be private at the Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Montgomery County.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the charity of one’s choice.


Frances Edna Doerner, 94, of Rockville, MD passed away on December 5, 2017. Beloved wife of the late Richard J. Doerner; devoted Mother of Martha Romack (William), Susan Krall (Ronald) and Mary Ellen Siguenza (Ray); loving grandmother of Amy, David, Josh, Ben, Emily, Katie, Becky and Sarah; cherished great grandmother of Max, Hailey, Noah, Micah, Jonah, Simon and Avery; caring sister of Betty Britton, Mary Rainey, Maurice Abell, Martha Coates, Angela Jarboe, Judy Crowninshield, Linda Fink, Michael Abell, Meg Hurson and the late Phyllis McWilliams, William, Ben, Richley and Joe Abell.

Relatives and friends will be received on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 from 10:00-11:30 in St. Mary Church, 520 Veirs Mill Road, Rockville, MD followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:30 am. Interment in Gate of Heaven Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Montgomery Hospice Casey House, 1355 Piccard Dr., Suite 100, Rockville, MD 20850.

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James “Moose” Kenneth Roberson, age 75, of Ocean View, DE passed away suddenly on Saturday, April 25, 2020 at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, DE.

He was born in Bethesda, MD on July 6, 1944 son of the late Marshall Roberson and Edith (Warfield) Roberson.  He proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War.  Following his honorable discharge, he began his career as a cartographer with the Defense Mapping Agency, retiring in the late 90’s after over 30 years of service.  

“Moose” was well known for his Cedar Landing Community Christmas light display often referred to as the “Christmas House.”  He enjoyed traveling, baseball, shuffle bowl and playing cards.  “Moose” was also a lifetime member of Mason Dixon VFW Post #7234 in Ocean View, DE.

He is survived by his loving wife of 20 years, Sandra L. (Bedford) Roberson; a brother, Marshall Roberson; a son, Paul (Marie) Dubik; four granddaughters; two sister-in-laws, Janet Poplos and Doris Hunter; a niece and six nephews.  “Moose” is also survived by his dear friends, Karen and Bill Wilson, Holli and Jerry Kirchner and Helen Gibbon. 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, service and burial will be held privately. 

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions in Jim’s name to the American Heart Association by visiting



Roberta Seifarth Danko, 78, passed away on March 18, 2020 at Edenton Retirement Community in Frederick, Maryland. She passed peacefully after a long decline from dementia and rheumatoid arthritis.

Roberta was born on March 11, 1942 in Cumberland, Maryland to Rosalie Kane and Robert Seifarth. Raised in Cumberland and later, Silver Spring, MD, she graduated from Sherwood High School in 1960. She worked for 17 years as a cartographer for the Department of Defense, where she was one of only a handful of women breaking through the gender barriers at that time. Roberta married David Danko in 1966 and gave birth to her only child Christina in 1979.

Always a classy lady, Roberta enjoyed the arts, gourmet food, and gardening. She pursued an education in fine arts at Frederick Community College while raising her daughter and turned out numerous drawings and paintings from her home studio. She nurtured a variety of gardens on the property she shared with her husband near Sugarloaf Mountain in Frederick County. Roberta knew how to balance the practical responsibilities of life with fun, joy, and beauty. She made life special for her husband and daughter by planning vacations, starting holiday traditions, announcing a spontaneous dinner out, or simply turning on some music and dancing around the house.

Roberta is survived by her husband and daughter.

Family and friends will be invited to a celebration of Roberta's life at a future date.


Nicholas Argyropoulos, 93, passed away to be with our Lord April 11, 2020 at his home with his family by his side. Nick was a true follower of our Lord Jesus Christ, a devoted husband , father and friend to all who knew him! Born on July 7, 1926 in Omaha Nebraska to Greek immigrants, mother Athena and Father Paul Argyropoulos. He had three older siblings, brothers Chris and Jimmy and a sister Florence, all preceding him in death. The family moved to Washington DC. when he was four years old. It was there that he would grow up and reside for the remainder of his wonderful adventure filled life. He is survived by his beautiful wife of 68 years, Margaret, his one of a kind daughter Athena and husband Oliver Skinker, his son Paul and beautiful wife Kathy, and their two children, Alexander and Alyssa. Nick and Marge also had another son, Thomas, who passed away as an infant. Nicks life was filled with family, friends, fun and faith. It started where he grew up in Northwest Washington, DC. While his father, a Chef by trade, passed when he was very young, he had the benefit of being brought up by an incredibly strong and vibrant “Greek” mother and very close family. He ran the streets as a kid, enjoying sports and all the city had to offer. Nick graduated from Roosevelt Highschool in 1945, where he began his love affair with the great game of baseball and carried this love throughout his life. Nick also excelled in soccer and basketball, having the benefit of being coached by the one and only Red Auerbach. Following his high school graduation from Roosevelt High in 1945, he was drafted into the Army where he spent 2 years in the Pacific stationed in the Philippines with the 86th infantry. Upon returning home he attended Georgetown University’s Foreign Service School and the National Art School of Washington majoring in Commercial Art. Nick had an incredible eye and a hand for detail and survived his early adulthood using his skills creating one-of-a-kind advertisements for local vendors. In 1948, he met the love of his life Margaret Waters at the National Dance Club. Nick and Margaret would soon become lifelong partners, friends and parents. He married Margaret January 6th, 1952 at Saint Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral. Saint Sophia became the foundation of their faith and life together. Nick and Marge moved from the City to Garrett Park, Maryland in 1954, which remains their home today. His love of art, meticulous and steady hand and desire to serve led him to his lifelong career as a cartographer, making maps for the civilian arm of the military at the Defense Mapping Agency. He retired from the Agency in 1986 after nearly 4 decades of esteemed federal service. Nick never lost his passion for sports, particularly baseball. This passion led him to the world of fast pitch softball, where Nick caught many of the best pitchers in the world. He traveled all over the eastern United States playing the most elite teams in the country, including playing against Eddie "The King" Feigner and "The King and His Court," on multiple occasions. Nick received numerous awards including being awarded the Most Valuable Player of the Worlds Fast Pitch Tournament held in Saint Louis in 1958. Nicks time and accomplishments didn’t go unnoticed. He was inducted into the Greater Washington Fastpitch Softball Hall of Fame and the Washington DC Jocks Club Hall of Fame. Upon retiring from “playing”, he remained involved serving as Commissioner of the Softball Hall of Fame Commission. Nick’s love of sports also crossed into his life of faith. He helped found the Saint Sophia youth basketball program where he coached hundreds of youth over the years. He is revered by the many players and parishioners of the Cathedral, many whom still call him “coach” or Uncle Nicky. Nicks final place of rest will be with his Son Thomas at Arlington National Cemetery. Dates and times for his funeral and celebration of life will be announced in the coming weeks. He truly led a blessed life. His spirit lives on and may his memory be ever eternal.

Jennie Lee (Boyer) Mauck, of Clarksburg, Maryland, and Martinsburg, went to be with her Lord on Saturday, March 17, 2018, at the Hospice Unit of the Frederick Memorial Hospital.

Born March 20, 1937, in Martinsburg, Jennie was the daughter of the late William Everett Boyer and Margaret Mabel (Myers) Boyer.

She was a devoted member of the First Presbyterian Church in Martinsburg since 1958, where she was a Sunday school teacher for preschoolers.

Eleanor R. Crist

McLean, VA: Eleanor R. Crist 81, formerly of Potsdam, peacefully passed away on March 26, 2019 at Avalon House in McLean, VA surrounded by her loving children and niece, Tracy. A graveside service will be held for family, friends and loved ones on Monday, April 1, 2019, at 2:00 PM in Evergreen Cemetery, Canton, New York.
Eleanor was born on August 25, 1937, in Potsdam, NY, the daughter of the late Jerry and Helen (Bradley) Randall, and went to school in Canton. She was valedictorian of her high school graduating class and, upon graduation, went to work at the then St. Lawrence National Bank in Canton. Eleanor married Frank “Bob” Gurley, who was attending college in Canton, in 1957 to whom she was married until 1975. Bob’s work took them to live in Utica, the Buffalo area, Massachusetts and ultimately Virginia. No matter where they moved, St Lawrence County was always home for Eleanor.
Eleanor met Thomas “Tommy” Crist in 1975 through their shared love of country music. They were married in 1980 until Tommy’s death in 2014. While her children were young, Eleanor stayed at home to raise them, working part-time jobs for “mad money”. Later, Eleanor was employed by the National Right to Work Committee where she was promoted to management and worked until she retired.
Eleanor is survived by her two children, Lynn Gurley of Maryland and Chris Gurley of Virginia; a grandson, Jared Hopkins and fiancé Brittany Wright; and many nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by two sisters, Ethelyn (Clark) Baker and Barbara (Francis) Pryce. Eleanor came back to visit her family and friends as often as she could, no matter how far away she lived.
Eleanor enjoyed shopping and hosting pool parties at her home in Virginia for family when they came to visit and friends, but she was happiest when she, Tommy and “the kids” came “up north”. Eleanor loved playing Aggravation and cards, camping, going on day trips and enjoying music with her family and friends. Most of all she loved being “home”.
Memorial contributions may be made in Eleanor’s memory to Vitas Hospice Health Care or the Parkinson’s Foundation. Arrangements are under the care and direction of the Phillips Memorial Home, Madrid. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at

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Mary Ann Smore Obituary

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We are sad to announce that on January 3, 2019, at the age of 76, Mary Ann Smore (Vienna, Virginia) passed away. Leave a sympathy message to the family on the memorial page of Mary Ann Smore to pay them a last tribute. You may also light a candle in honor of Mary Ann Smore.

She was predeceased by : her parents, Francis Rabatin (Frank) and Margaret Rabatin; and her brother-in-law Roland Warren. She is survived by : her husband Stephen C. Smore Jr.; her sister Carolyn Warren (Rabatin); her children, Cheryl Monahan (Bob) and Stephen C. Smore III (Mia); her granddaughters, Erin and Alison Monahan; and her nephews, Greg and Brian Warren.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations for Mary Ann may be made to: The American Cancer Society: 124 Park St SE, Suite 100, Vienna, VA 22180-0699.

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Marie Agnes Bonner 

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It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Marie Agnes Bonner (Gainesville, Virginia), born in Altoona, Pennsylvania, who passed away on December 5, 2019, at the age of 85, leaving to mourn family and friends. Family and friends can send flowers and condolences in memory of the loved one. Leave a sympathy message to the family on the memorial page of Marie Agnes Bonner to pay them a last tribute.

She was predeceased by : her husband Tom; and her son-in-law Ken Maddox. She is survived by : her sister Joann Hoffman of Winchester; her children, Thomas, Jr. (Lyndee) of Centreville, VA, Terry Maddox of Warrenton, VA, John (Anne) of Centreville, VA and Donald; her grandchildren, Michelle, Justin, Matt, Mike, Nicolle, Jennifer, Chris, Danny and Ben; and her great grandchild Gavin. She is also survived by five brothers, one of which was her twin, and one sister.

William J. Draize

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of William J. Draize (Rockville, Maryland), who passed away on January 23, 2020, leaving to mourn family and friends. Family and friends are welcome to leave their condolences on this memorial page and share them with the family.

He was predeceased by : his wife Arlene V. Draize. He is survived by : his children, Donna McCarthy (Kevin), Ken Draize (Mary), Marie Franklin (Mitchell) and Lynn Draize Jones; and his brother James Draize (Susan). He is also survived by 11 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memorial Giving, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. (

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n February 29th, Donald Proctor went to join his wife Carol and son Michael in Heaven.
Donald was born in Washington, DC, a 3rd generation native of that city. He lived in and near DC most of his life, until moving to Texas with Carol to be near his eldest son Frank.
Don grew up in Washington, DC and joined the Navy during the Korean war. Once discharged, he went to school to learn Mechanical Drawing. This led to his joining the Department of Defense, working at the Naval Oceanograhic office and then Defense Mapping Agency. Don worked there until retirement after 30 years with the agency.
Don loved Carol, his kids, traveling, amateur photography, golf, the Washington Redskins, the Washington Senators (later the Nationals), and Washington Capitals. He also loved bird hunting, going regularly to Maryland's Eastern Shore for goose hunting outings. With his wife Carol, he traveled to many states, and in the late '70's took his family to visit Europe and his son Frank who was stationed in Germany. While there, they visited Amsterdam, Paris, Berlin, Munich, and Vienna. Later, Don accompanied Carol on a genealogy trip to Scotland and Ireland. They also went on an Alaskan cruise together.
During his school time, Don met his lifelong friend Manny Mayobre. Both being interested in the American Civil war, they traveled to many of the important battlefields. They also styled themselves "Stan and Ollie", and every Christmas would exchange the same desk calendar as a gag gift. Mr. Mayobre entered Heaven before Don, but now, Stan and Ollie are together again.
Carol preceded Don in passing, and he is survived by his son Donald Frank Proctor, and daughter Christina Walrath.
Services will be held at The National Cemetary, Dallas, TX on Wednesday, March 11, at 11:15 am.

Charles J. Jones Jr.

Charles J. Jones, Jr. (Age 89)
Entered into eternal rest on December 18, 2019. Beloved Husband of Catherine M. Jones, a loving Father, Grandfather, and Uncle. He leaves a host of relatives and friends. Memorial Service January 3, 2020 10 am visitation Service @11 am at 15th Street Presbyterian Church, 1701 15th Street NW Washington, DC 20009
In lieu of flowers donations to 15th Street Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund for Charles J. Jones, Jr.
Arrangements by Thibadeau Mortuary Service, p.a.



Lavinia Ash Stuart Obituary

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We are sad to announce that on February 25, 2020, at the age of 91, Lavinia Ash Stuart (Bethesda, Maryland), born in Deltaville, Virginia passed away. Leave a sympathy message to the family on the memorial page of Lavinia Ash Stuart to pay them a last tribute. You may also light a candle in honor of Lavinia Ash Stuart.

She was predeceased by : her parents, Marie B. Ash and James H. Ash; her husband Donald Goodman Stuart, Sr.; and her sister Lois Marie Carr. She is survived by : her children, Donald G. Stuart, Jr. (Ginger Gilchrist), James W. Stuart and Susan A. Stuart, MD (C. Joseph Botticelli, Jr.); her grandchildren, Jacqui Gilchrist, Gina and Nicholas Botticelli; and her brother James O "Sonny" Ash.

Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer's Association, National Capital Area, 8180 Greensboro Drive #400, McLean, Virginia 22102, Alley Cat Rescue, Inc., P. O. Box 585, Mount Rainier, Maryland 20712 or the Westmoreland Church at the above address.




Jane Elizabeth Boswell Quin, age 97, of Shell Rock, Iowa and formerly of Flint, Michigan, died Sunday, February 16, 2020, at Shell Rock Health Care Center.  

Jane was born on September 30,1922, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Rev. George E. and Mary Virginia Boswell (nee Brady). Earned her undergraduate degree, University of Rochester, New York; graduate degree in Library Sciences from UC-Berkley. Her first job assignments included the Army Map Service, Washington D.C. and the University of Michigan Nuclear Library, Ann Arbor, MI.  Married John Quin Jr. MD on May 26, 1956. 

Survived by two children, Susan Wulff (Mark) and John III (Sarah nee Denee), three grandchildren Natalie Young (Luke), Daniel, John IV ("Jack"), nephew Charles and grand-nieces Ginger and Amy. Lived past few years at Shell Rock Health Center, IA. 

Jane has been cremated and memorial services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 29, at Trinity United Methodist Church in Waverly, Iowa. Memorials may be directed to Jane’s family for later designation. Online condolences may be left at Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home in Waverly is assisting the family with arrangements 319-352-1187.



Edith M Staalman February 2 1923 February 19 2020 (age 97)

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Obituary Edith M. Staalman, age 97, beloved wife of the late Imke Wessel Staalman, Jr. entered into eternal rest on Wednesday February 19th, 2020 at her home in Aiken, SC. She is survived by her daughter, Linda Stallman McCloskey; granddaughters, Laura Marie Ferrazzano, Katheryn Ferrazzano (David Neel) Griffin; great granddaughters, Grace Lee Griffin and Faith Need Griffin. In addition to her husband she is preceded in death by her parents, Gilbert Fayette, Jr. and Mary Beatrice Willie Winslow; sister, Mary Roberta Winslow Smith and brother, Conrad Eugene Winslow. The family will greet friends at the Staalman home on Saturday February 22nd, 2020 from 2-4pm. Mrs. Staalman will be conveyed to the care of Money and King Funeral Home in Vienna, Virginia, where she will be laid to rest at National Memorial Park in Falls Church, Virginia. Napier Funeral Home, Inc. 315 Main St. Graniteville, SC 29829, has been entrusted with these arrangements. To send an expression of sympathy, you may visit the guestbook at To send flowers to Edith’s family, please visit our floral section.

Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Edith M Staalman February 2 1923 February 19 2020 (age 97).




Edsel Phelps passed away on Friday February 7, 2020 at 2:00 AM at Carrington Place in Wytheville, VA.  after an extended illness. He was preceded in death by his parents Bess Roe Phelps and James Phelps. Two sisters Virginia Phelps and Jeanette Millsap. One brother Willis Phelps. Edsel was cremated an his ashes buried beside his brother at Forest Hills Cemetery in Abingdon, VA.  In complying with Edsel Phelps wishes, there was no funeral, no visitation, no obituary and no flowers. Per Edsel's wishes a celebration of his life event was held on Saturday, February 22, 2020 at the Washington County Moose Lodge. The celebration was attended by over 100 friends and members of the Moose Lodge. The celebration consisted on a DVD presentation of his life, food, drinks and a band.  The event began at 6:00 PM and ended at 12:00 AM  


Robert L. Maurer


Robert (Bob) Lee Maurer, born on July 18, 1919, celebrated his 100th birthday last July, and passed peacefully at Bethany Gardens, Rome, NY, surrounded by his loving family on February 5, 2020. Bob was born in Clearfield, PA, the fourth of five children born to Molly and Paul Maurer, graduated from Clearfield High School in 1937. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1940. His first tour of duty was at Fort Belvoir, VA where he began his mapping career. From Fort Belvoir, he served with Company A 5th Engineer Combat Battalion throughout Iceland, England, France, Belgium, and Germany. After his honorable discharge he returned to the United States in a civilian capacity with the Army Map Service. Bob joined the 955th Army Reserves in 1950 and retired with distinction with a total accumulation of 29 years of military service with the rank of Master Sergeant. Bob had a long career at the Defense Mapping Agency, formerly Army Map Service, in Washington, DC. He had been with the Engraving Branch, Photographic Division, Department of Graphic Arts throughout his career. His expertise in the engraving and reproduction field had earned him promotions from a Negative Engraver to the position of Assistant Branch Chief and retired after 33 years. He and his wife, Edith “Marie” then moved to Port Richey, FL and traveled extensively throughout the United States until her passing in 2003. Bob was an avid Washington Redskins fan, loved picking hard shell blue crabs, enjoyed playing golf, pool, shuffleboard and horseshoes and in later years watching golf, baseball, and football. He also loved going on trips to the casino. Survived by daughters Terry (Rick), Bobbie and Regina, nine grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, along with many dear extended family and friends. Predeceased by loving wife Edith “Marie“ and beloved daughter Pat. Many thanks to Bethany Gardens, Rome, NY with very special gratitude to Cliff and Mason on the fifth floor and all the others who were so kind and helpful to Bob day in and day out. A military service will be held in Silver Spring, MD. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Clear Path for Veterans/Supporting The Journey Home ( Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Barry Funeral Home, 807 W. Chestnut Street.

Priscilla Jewett Gilbert

Clarksville, VA -
On Monday, February 10, 2020, Priscilla Jewett Gilbert, loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend, passed away at the age of 77. She was born in New York City on June 11, 1942, the daughter of the late Edward Kenneth and Winnefrey “Willie” Walker Jewett. Priscilla was a 1959 graduate of the Professional Children’s School and also completed studies at Drew University. She worked as an administrative assistant with the Defense Mapping Agency. Priscilla was a member of Jamieson Memorial United Methodist Church and shared her passion for music in the church choir, as well as the local chorale. She was a member of the Red Hats ladies group.
Cherishing her memories are her daughter, Laura Heltebran and grandchildren, John and Ava, as well as her step-children Eric Purnhagen (and his children Tanner and Margaret), Monica Sippel (and her son Erik) and Henry "Dusty" Purnhagen (and his children Jason, Joshua and Jonathan). She was preceded in death by beloved husbands, Henry “Hank” Purnhagen and Perry R. Gilbert.
A memorial service celebrating Priscilla’s life will be held at 3 PM on March 13, 2020, at Jamieson Memorial UMC. Reverend Sam Chung will officiate the service.
Online condolences may be made at The family is being served by Watkins Cooper Lyon Funeral Home, 703 Virginia Ave., Clarksville, VA.
Mary Murphy  

Age 102, of Falls Church, VA, died January 31, 2020. Born August 14, 1917, in Hibbing, MN, the third of six children of John Philip Murphy and Ethel Robinson Murphy. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Saint Lawrence University with a BA in French; she received a degree in Library Science with honors from the University of Illinois.
During a distinguished and decorated career as a map librarian with the Army Map Service and the Defense Mapping Agency, she managed the development of an automated map retrieval system, served as editor of a bulletin of the Special Libraries Association, spoke at numerous conferences, and held various leadership roles. She rose to Branch Chief at a time when few women attained that professional level. After retirement, she stayed active in professional organizations, serving as president of both the Association of Mapping Seniors and the local chapter of Zonta International, a professional organization empowering women.
She made national news in 1947 when she survived a 60-foot fall from a cliff in Shenandoah National Park.
She was an avid ballroom dancer, an intrepid world traveler, and a prolific photographer. She was a long-time member of St. Patrick's Episcopal Church in Washington. She lived in McLean, VA, from 1967 to 2012, and spent her last years at Goodwin House, Bailey's Crossroads.
She always made time for family and was a beloved fixture at many gatherings. She was an inspiration and role model to many younger relatives. All who knew Mary recognized her indomitable spirit.
She is preceded in death by her parents and five siblings, and long-time friend and dance partner Roland Godin; survived by brother-in-law Hal Goolsby, eleven adoring nieces and nephews, and eleven grand nieces and nephews.
Memorial service February 16, 3 p.m., at Goodwin House, Bailey's Crossroads, with reception to follow.

Bill Hoffer


William B. “Billy-Shorts” Hoffer, age 85, of Selbyville died Sunday February 2, 2020 peacefully in his home with family by his side.


Billy was born on October 29, 1934 to the late William M. and Elizabeth “Boots” (Birckhead) Hoffer of Washington DC.  He attended the St. Albans School and was an active member of the Washington Cathedral.  In 1957 he graduated from Gettysburg College where he was a member of the Sigma Chi fraternity.  He then began a career with the Defense Mapping Agency. He was actively involved in the Georgetown Big Brothers Organization and a member of the Elks Lodge and Moose Lodge.  Upon retiring from the Government in 1989, he was often said he would never put on another suit or long pants again- he was steadfast to those words, earning him the nickname “Billy-Shorts”!


Billy moved to Selbyville in 2001 enjoying his retirement and became socially active in the community. He had a presence that was tough not to find entertaining; from his sense of humor to his seasonal outfits, and his endless assortment of hats magnifying his zest for life. He fostered lifelong friendships and was actively involved in both his children’s and grandchildren’s’ lives. He will be greatly missed.


Billy is survived by his son, Bill Hoffer II and daughter-in-law Robin (Raines) Hoffer of Hughesville, MD, his daughter Rhea Hoffer Peavler of Martinsburg, WV. Five grandchildren; Megan Hoffer, Robert Peavler Lara Peavler, William Hoffer and Madison Hoffer.


He was preceded in death by his son-in-law, C.M. Peavler Jr. and his beloved Louise Custer.


A viewing will be held from 12:00pm-1:00pm on Wednesday February 5 at Bishop-Hastings Funeral Home in Selbyville.  Funeral services will directly follow at 1:00pm with Chaplin Marjorie Egger officiating.


The family would like to extend a heartfelt appreciate to his caregiver Rhoda Beers.  She showed tireless compassion and care in the home.


In lieu of flowers, donations should be made to the Milford Delaware Hospice Center, 100 Patriots Way, Milford, DE 19963; (302) 856-7717.




On Saturday, April 15, 2017. Beloved wife of the late Col. Fred Schaffer (USA Retired); loving mother of Lawrence S. Schaffer, James A. Schaffer, Suzanne M. (Lewis Raymond) Cotton, Anne S. (Jeffrey) Chatham, John S. (Mindy) Schaffer, and Thomas N. Schaffer; grandmother of Nick, Jim, Marilyn, Samantha, Richard, Andrew, Clare, Brooke, and Kendall; great-grandmother of Abigail, Nate, Beckett, Greta, Logan and Benjamin; sister of Martha B. Vagnoni, Alfred D. Wilkinson, and Richard J. Wilkinson. Relatives and friends may call at BORGWARDT FUNERAL HOME, 4400 Powder Mill Road, Beltsville, MD on Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., where a funeral service will be held on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 11 a.m. Interment Maryland Veteran's Cemetery Cheltenham, MD. Memorial contributions may be made to Fisher House at Walter Reed Medical Center, (  

Joseph Stanley Raymond

Joseph, 70, of Jefferson passed away peacefully Tuesday, November 19, 2019 surrounded by his family. He was the husband of Judith Raymond. They were married 50 years.
Born in Nanticoke, PA, he was the son of the late Joseph Michael Raymond and Catherine (Pincofski) Raymond.
He spent his career working for the federal government as a cartographer with the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency until his retirement in 2015. He was a veteran of the United States Army and a member of the American Legion.
Throughout his life, he enjoyed tinkering with motorized things in his garage. Since his retirement, Joe enjoyed spending time with Judy at their beach home and travelling.
Joe will be lovingly remembered by his wife; his brother, Gerald Raymond of Lawrenceville, NJ; his sons, Joe Raymond and his wife, Melissa (Holland), of Boonsboro and John Raymond and his wife, Cari (Peters), of Allentown, PA. Joe also loved spending time with his four grandchildren, William 15, Reed 12, Kate 12 and Cole 8.
Following his wishes, there will not be a service, however, friends can join in a celebration of Joseph's life journey, which will take place from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 30th at the Jefferson Ruritan Center. Those unable to attend are encouraged to write a note of farewell on a Natural Light beer can and drink it in his honor.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Jefferson Ruritan Scholarship Fund.

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 Dorothy Miller Sirmon (Kornegay) Frangioni

Dorothy was born to Edna M. Miller Sirmon and Joel G. Sirmon in Belforest, Alabama, on February 28, 1924. She passed away at age 95 on October 25, 2019, due to complications of heart and respiratory issues. She was preceded in death by first husband, Milton E. Kornegay, oldest son, James M. Kornegay, second husband, Ralph K. "Tony" Frangioni, Sr., sisters L. Georgene Sirmon and C. Joyce Sirmon, and brother Joel G. Sirmon. She is survived by sons Donald F. Kornegay (Susan) and Dennis M. Kornegay (Betsey), daughters Marian K. McBryde and Karen K. Lusk (Kevin), stepson Ralph K. Frangioni, Jr. (Marie), stepdaughter Kay Frangioni Pierce (Gerald), sisters Amanda L. Baker (Malcolm) and Carolyn M. Courduff (William), brother-in-law Omer R. Foley, sister-in-law Shirley A. Sirmon, and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Dorothy grew up on what is now known as Sirmon Farms ( in the Belforest community of Daphne AL. The oldest of five girls and one boy, her Southern beauty and charm led her to be selected as the Baldwin County Harvest Queen while she was in high school. After completing high school and business college, she worked at Brookley Field in Mobile AL as a clerk/typist. She met Milton Kornegay at the wedding of mutual friends, and she and Milton were married on July 22, 1943. She transferred to Eglin Field where Milton was stationed near Valparaiso FL, and worked there until they began their family. Her extensive career as a homemaker for five children throughout six states was highlighted with superb skills as a seamstress, culinary artist, and demanding hairdresser/barber. However, it was her musical talents that filled the home with even more joy as she played the piano or organ regularly - - each session ending with a polka for all to dance to! After Milton passed in 1980, she returned to the workforce as a PBX operator at the hospital in Ft Walton Beach FL. While working there, she met "Tony" Frangioni, and the two eventually married on March 11, 1989. She was now the matriarch of an extended family that included two more children plus a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Her homemaker skills only expanded, even adding Italian cuisine to her culinary repertoire.
Dorothy was always willing to volunteer her talents, especially if it meant supporting her children. One shining example of this is her time spent with the Girl Scouts. She began with Brownies, and this earned her the nickname "Brownie Leader", which Milton continued to call her up until his death.
Perhaps the greatest legacy Dorothy leaves to her children to model is her love for the Lord. She shared her faith in many ways, just as it was modeled for her by her parents and grandparents. She shared her talents as a Vacation Bible School teacher, Sunday School teacher, and Acolyte Coordinator. She taught her children to pray before meals and at bedtime, and made sure they were dressed just right for Sunday School and church.
As a homemaker, Dorothy was never satisfied to sit at home. She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Ft Walton Beach for decades as well as a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and was active in the Choctawhatchee Bay Chapter. One of her greatest joys was working with the Cooperative Extension Service of Okaloosa County which provides educational programs in the areas of agriculture, 4-H, family & consumer sciences, horticulture and marine science.
The family of Dorothy Frangioni extend their sincere appreciation to the wonderful health care providers at White-Wilson Medical Clinic, Magnolia Medical Clinic, Ft Walton Beach Medical Center, Shoal Creek Rehabilitation Center, and North Okaloosa Medical Center for the excellent and compassionate care provided to her over the years and especially in her last weeks.
A celebration of Dorothy's life will be held on Friday, November 1, 2019, at First United Methodist Church, 103 First Street SE, Ft Walton Beach FL. Gathering will begin at 1:00 pm and the service will be held at 2:00 pm. A reception will follow at the church with graveside services to be held at a later date. If desired, donations in lieu of flowers may be made to the Florida United Methodist Children's Home ( Arrangements entrusted to Emerald Coast Funeral Home and online condolences may be viewed at placed at

Published Online in Northwest Florida Daily News on Oct. 30, 2019


                      Robert Lee Rowe

21 November , 1927 – 30 September , 2011

Robert Lee Rowe was born on 21 November , 1927 and passed away on 30 September , 2011.

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
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 ( 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 ( 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.



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.

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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,        

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.

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, 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 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, 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 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


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.

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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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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.

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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 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


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, 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 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),, or to the Cure Alzheimer’s Fund, 34 Washington Street, Suite 200 (781-237-3800),

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

Donald Robert Filippelli jr

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

Service Information

Interment Information
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

(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).