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AMBROSE, Mary
McCOOLE, MARYLAND: Mary Dorothy "Dot" Ambrose, 66, died May 18, 2004 at her home. She was born October 13, 1937 in Lonaconing to the late Robert Edward and Laverne Rowan Kirkwood. She worked for Keyser Decorating. She enjoyed bowling and playing Bunco, and was a member of a book club. She is survived by her husband of 46 years, William L. "Bill" Ambrose; a daughter, Debra L. Ambrose of Swanton; two sisters, Betty Ann Often of Belair, and Rita Mayles of Piedmont, WV; two brothers, John Kirkwood of Lonaconing, and Robert E. "Teddy" Kirkwood of LaVale Summit; and 2 grandchildren. Interment was at Restlawn Memorial Gardens by Markwood Funeral Home.

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ANDERSON, Merrydawn
GAITHERSBURG, MARYLAND: Merrydawn Anderson, 40, died June 23, 1993 in Rockville, MD. She was born July 14, 1952 in Blossburg to Bernard and Myrtle Berguson Viel. She was a registered nurse, and worked for Carriage Hill Nursing Center. She was a member of Rockville Seventh-day Adventist Church. She is survived by her husband, John J. Anderson; a daughter, Kimberly J. Anderson of Olney; her mother, Myrtle Walden of Troy; two sisters, Melody Gum and Elizabeth Allen; and her nieces and nephews. Interment was at the Arnot Cemetery under the direction of Morse and Kleese Funeral Home of Canton, PA.

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ANDREWS, Madalyn
WILLIAMSPORT, MARYLAND: Madalyn Virginia "Matty" Andrews, 82, died October 20, 2008 at Washington County Hospital. She was born August 19, 1925 in Beaver Creek, MD to Clarence W. and Agnes Virginia Taylor Suman. She had worked at Teen World Clothing Store in Hagerstown, and attended Virginia Avenue Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband of 64 years, Oscar R. Andrews; two daughters, Jo Ann Derryberry of Ridgeley, WV, and Tammy S. Lynch (friend David Baker) of Hagerstown; a son, Larry R. Andrews (Lois) of Williamsport; a brother, William A. Suman (Carolyn) of Williamsport; 3 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; and 3 step great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Clarence W. Suman, Jr.; and a son-in-law, Bill Derryberry. Services were held at Rest Haven Funeral Chapel. Interment was at Rest Haven Cemetery.

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BALIKO, Margaret
FALLSTON, MARYLAND: Margaret R. Baliko, 93, died November 9, 2006. She was born March 7, 1913 to the late Charles Gutlobe and Rose Anna Green Windisch. She is survived by two sons, Alexander Carl Baliko III of Edgewood, and Charles F. Baliko of Fallston; a sister, Viola Karmann of Overlea; 6 grandchildren; and 9 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Alexander Carl Baliko, Jr.; and a son, Carl Alexander Baliko. Interment was at Parkwood Cemetery and Mausoleum by McComas Funeral Home.

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BANG, Dr. Frederik B.
BALTIMORE, MARYLAND: Dr. Frederik Barry Bang, 64, died October 3, 1981. He was the son of A.F. and Carol Klee Bang, and the grandson of Danish veterinary researcher Bernhard L.F. Bang, who engaged in pivotal research on bovine brucellosis (Bang's disease). Dr. Frederik Bang held a M.D. degree from Johns Hopkins University Medical School. He helped pioneer electron microscopy on viruses, and introduced groundbreaking applications of marine biology to medical research. He served as an officer in the U.S. Army Medical Corps, and directed research on malaria and other tropical diseases in the South Pacific. He was the longtime chair of the Johns Hopkins Department of Pathobiology, serving on the faculty for over 30 years. He was a Fulbright Scholar, a Guggenheim Fellow and a National Research Council Fellow in pathology at the Vanderbilt University Medical School. He was a member of numerous organizations, including the American Institute of Biological Sciences, the American Society of Experimental Pathology, the International Epidemiological Association, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the American Society of Clinical Investigation. He was a supporter of the Marine Biological Laboratory at Woods Hole, MA. Survivors include his wife, Betsy Garrett Bang; a son, Axel F. Bang; and two daughters, Molly G. Bang and Caroline Bang. The Frederick Bang Award was established at Johns Hopkins University in his memory.

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BELDING, Jean
SILVER SPRING, MARYLAND: Jean C. Belding, 87, died August 13, 2005. She was a secretary. She was born October 18, 1917 to the late Chester Lawrence and Gladys Cecelia Belding. She is survived by a niece, Donna Belding Sullivan of Houston, TX; and a great-niece, Tracey S. McNeil of Frederick. Services were held at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church. Arrangements were handled by Collins Funeral Home.

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BENNETT, George
CHESAPEAKE CITY, MARYLAND: George Bennett, 59, died January 5, 1920. He was born in Chesapeake City, and was the son of George W. Bennett. He was a director of the Chesapeake City National Bank, and was active with the development of the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal. He had formerly worked in coal and lumber. He was survived by a sister, Mrs. George S. Woolley. Services were held at his sister's residence. Interment was at the Wilmington and Brandywine Cemetery.

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BITTINGER, Violet
LIBERTYTOWN, MARYLAND: Violet Arbutus "Bootie" Bittinger, 70, died December 20, 2009. She was born January 13, 1939 to the late Henry Harold and Mary Elizabeth Muir Lease. She helped her husband with chores on a nearby dairy farm, and enjoyed camping. She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Clark Bittinger; five children, Elaine Venable of Colorado, Janie Hampton of Arizona, Cindy Evely of Libertytown, Jenny Mae White of Mount Airy, and Vernon Bittinger of Cumberland; 11 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; and six siblings. She was preceded in death by two brothers. Interment was at Resthaven Memorial Gardens in Frederick under the direction of Keeney and Basford Funeral Home.

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CHAMBERLAIN, Gordon A.
ELKRIDGE, MARYLAND: Gordon Arnold Chamberlain, 91, died August 13, 2006. He was born June 10, 1915. He retired from the Army after 24 years of service, and was a decorated veteran of World War II. Following his retirement from the military, he worked for 17 years at the National Security Agency. He was a member of the Elks, and enjoyed traveling, reading, and collecting coins. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Patricia J. Chamberlain; his children, Barbara K. Miller of Milton, VT, Michael L. Chamberlain of Topeka, KS, Joseph G. Chamberlain of Union, SC, David P. Chamberlain of Severn, Thomas J. Chamberlain of Elkridge, Christopher Chamberlain of Jonesville, SC, Terrance P. Chamberlain of Crofton, Timothy A. Chamberlain of Blackstock, SC, and Patricia A. Killinger of Wilsonville, OR; 30 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his siblings, Esther Bellows, Ethel Cuteria, and Leroy Chamberlain. Services were held at Our Lady of the Fields Catholic Church. Burial was at the church cemetery by Hardesty Funeral Home.

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COLGAN, Sister Mary
BALTIMORE, MARYLAND: Sister Mary Janice Colgan, S.S.N.D., died January 6, 2010. She was a member of the School Sisters of Notre Dame. She was born January 14, 1920 to the late John C. Colgan and A. Jane Rahll. She is survived by her nieces and nephews; and a cousin, Marie Riley. Services were held at the chapel of Villa Assumpta. Interment was Villa Maria Cemetery by Mitchell-Wiedefeld Funeral Home.

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CONNOR, Ethel
SALISBURY, MARYLAND: Ethel Marie Conner, 76, died January 18, 2010. She was born April 6, 1933 to the late William Thomas Smullen and Virginia Long Smullen. She is survived by three daughters, Virginia May Kelley of Salisbury, Elizabeth Lankford of Newport News, VA, and Ethel Abbott of Crisfield; a son, Roland "Bobby" Kelley of Florida; three sisters, Grace Perera of Glen Burnie, Virgie Woodcock and husband Harry of Rochester, NY, and Gladys Brock of Aberdeen; a brother, G. Richard Smullen of Houston, TX; her grandchildren; her great-grandchildren; and her nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Pete Conner; her parents; and three brothers, James Smullen, William H. Smullen, Sr., and Marion F. Smullen. Interment was at Smullen Cemetery under the direction of Hinman Funeral Home.

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ERNEST, Lucien
KENSINGTON, MARYLAND: Lucien B. Ernest, 54, died March 15, 1940 in Kensington. He was born March 20, 1885 in Maryland to Jacob B. and Emma Eld Ernest. He was a retired veterinarian, and was married. Interment was at Eldbrooke Cemetery in Washington, DC. Note: Arrangements may have been handled by Pumphrey Funeral Home of Bethesda, MD.

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FAUNTLEROY, Agnes
BALTIMORE, MARYLAND: Agnes Ardella Fauntleroy died August 7, 2009. She was born August 30, 1922 to the late Abraham and Pauline Fauntleroy. She attended St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church. She enjoyed music, dancing, fashion modeling and cooking. She is survived by four children, Glenda, Willie, Gilda and Daphne; a daughter-in-law, Johnnie Belinda Hall; 24 grandchildren; her great-grandchildren; her great-great grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, Ida and Rene Fauntleroy; her nieces and nephews; her cousins; and other relatives and friends. Interment was at King Memorial Park Cemetery by March Funeral Home.

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FEVERYEAR, Charles
BEL AIR, MARYLAND: Charles H. Feveryear, 84, died April 20, 2009. He was born June 17, 1924 to the late Charles and Stella Shearer Feveryear. He was a retired experimental equipment tester at Aberdeen Proving Ground with 30 years of service, and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He attended Bel Air Church of the Nazarene. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Lorna F. Bloom Feveryear; a daughter, Sheila J. Romagano of Delta; three sons, Galen T. Feveryear (Penny) of Narvon, PA, and Gary W. Feveryear (Dawn) and C. Glenn Feveryear (Rita), all of Delta, PA; 9 grandchildren; and a great-grandson. Services were held at Bel Air Church of the Nazarene, and also at Greenville Church of the Brethren. Interment was at Greenville Church of the Brethren Cemetery by Harkins Funeral Home of Delta, PA.

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FLICK, William
COLORA, MARYLAND: William Barner "Bill" Flick, 83, died January 7, 2010. He was born November 7, 1926 to William and Anna Sheffler Flick. He was a carrier for the U.S. Postal Service for over 30 years, and was a World War II veteran. He was a 32nd degree Mason, and attended Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church. He served on the board at Ray of Hope Mission and volunteered with Meals On Wheels for 25 years. Survivors include his wife of 32 years, Jane Mitchell Flick; five sons, Wiliam Flick (Marie) of Drexel Hill, PA, John Flick (Linda) of Glen Mills, PA, James Flick (Maureen) of Drexel Hill, PA, Thomas Flick (Marieann) of Media, PA, and Robert Flick (Donna) of Upper Darby, PA; two stepchildren, Michael Mitchell (Susan) of Potomac, and Lucinda Schreck (Gerald) of West Chester, PA; a brother Charles Flick, of Drexel Hill, PA; 22 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a sister, Betty Sickles. Services were held at Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church. Arrangements were handled by R.T. Foard Funeral Home.

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FRISHMAN, Isaac
RIVA, MARYLAND: Isaac Frishman, 92, died March 17, 2008. He was born in Pinsk, Poland on March 3, 1916. He was a college student for over five years. He immigrated to Israel in 1932, and fought in the Israeli War for Independence in 1948. He relocated to the U.S. in 1956. He worked as a builder for commercial development. He was an active member of Kneseth Israel Congregation. Survivors include a son, Gideon Frishman; two daughters, Margalit Guttman and Yona Kelly of Riva; 6 grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ida Frishman. Interment was at Kneseth Israel Cemetery under the direction of Hardesty Funeral Home.

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GAJDA, Antoni
GREENSBORO, MARYLAND: Antoni "Tony" Gajda, 88, died November 10, 2001. He was born May 13, 1913 in Poland. He was a self-employed farmer. He was a 1930s veteran the Polish Army. Following World War II, he worked in Frankford, Germany for the U.S. Army, and came to the U.S. in 1951. He is survived by his friends, Glenn and Betty Spiering. Burial was at Greensboro Cemetery.

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GALLAGHER, Edward S.
ANNAPOLIS, MARYLAND: Edward S. Gallagher, 93, died August 8, 2006. He was born January 21, 1913 to the late Ernest A. and Ethel Gallagher. He was a 1935 graduate of Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, where he was a member of Alpha Sigma Phi fraternity. He retired from General Electric after over 30 years of service, and was the owner of E.S. Gallagher and Associates, a manufacturer's sales representative. He enjoyed military history, sailing, model railroading, and collecting toy soldiers. He was a supporter and former scoutmaster of the Boy Scouts of America. He is survived by three sons, Jeffrey Gallagher of Silver Spring, Edward Gallagher of Coshocton, OH, and William Gallagher of Annapolis; and 6 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Germaine M. Gallagher. Arrangements were handled by Hardesty Funeral Home.

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GARNAND, Joseph A.
GRACEHAM, MARYLAND: Joseph Alfred Garnand died June 11, 1909. He was born November 27, 1824 to William and Anna Elizabeth Johnson Garnand. He attended the Moravian Church. Burial was at Apples Church Cemetery.

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HALE, Homer S., Jr.
BALTIMORE, MARYLAND: Homer S. "Scotty" Hale, Jr., died July 30, 2005. He was born January 31, 1930 to Homer Hale, Sr. and Nina Hale. He was a U.S. Army veteran, and retired after over 30 years of service. He is survived by his wife, Mary L. Hale; four children and their spouses, Jonathan (Debbie), Norman (Cindy), Tina (Bobby), and Marcus; 4 grandchildren; two sisters, Fairabee Johnson and Sonja Harlin; two brothers, Erle Hale and Tyrone Hale; his mother-in-law, Harriet Lee; five brothers-in-law, James Johnson of Columbus, OH, Merril Dorsey of Washington, DC, Melvin Dorsey of Anne Arundel County, MD, Charles Dorsey of Detroit, MI, and Bernard Dorsey of Prince George's County, MD; two sisters-in-law, Vera Hale of Baltimore, and Barbara Dorsey of Anne Arundel County, MD; his nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends. Services were held at St. Phillips Baptist Church. Interment was at the Garrison Forest VA Cemetery under the direction of March Funeral Home.

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HARDING, Rev. Bernard
PIKESVILLE, MARYLAND: Father Bernard Harding, 76, O.SS.T., died December 13, 1997 after surgery at Northwest Hospital Center in Randallstown. He was a Washington, DC native. He studied at Holy Name College and the Catholic University of America. He was a member of the Order of the Most Holy Trinity (Trinitarians) for 57 years, having entered the order at age 19. He had been a priest for 50 years. He was a longtime former pastor at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Jessup, and had led the Trinitarian Order in the U.S. from 1971 to 1974. He served as both minister provincial and vicar provincial in his order. He was a former associate pastor of St. Ann Catholic Church in Bristol, PA, and St. James Catholic Church in Trenton, NJ. He was active in prison ministries in Jessup and Marion, IL, serving as a Catholic prison chaplain. Survivors include two brothers, Joseph Harding of Olney, and Halite Harding of Gettysburg, PA; and the Trinitarian religious community. Services were held at Holy Trinity Monastery.

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HERB, Albert W., Jr.
GLEN BURNIE, MARYLAND: Albert William Herb, Jr., 60, died November 22, 2005 at his residence. He was born August 30, 1945 in Pensacola, FL. He was a graduate of Calvert Hall College, and had also attended the University of Maryland. He was a firefighter in Baltimore from 1969 to 2004, and also port chief engineer of Fireboat #1. He was a U.S. Army veteran, and served with the Army Reserves until 1997. He was a chief warrant officer and a member of the 949th Transportation Company. He was a member of the American Legion, the Model A Restorers Club, the Greater Baltimore Model A Club of America and the Moose Lodge, and was past president of the SSS Club. He is survived by his wife, Bunny Miller Herb; two daughters, Dawn Burdeaux and Victoria Wilson of Glen Burnie; two sons, Randall Burdeaux and Richard Wilson of Glen Burnie; his mother, Jeanne Herb of Glen Burnie; two sisters, Joyce Smoot and Madonna Copper of Pasadena; two brothers, Douglas Herb, Sr. of Pasadena and Patrick Herb, Sr. of Glen Burnie; and 7 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father, Albert Herb, Sr. Services were held at St. Jane Frances de Chantal Catholic Church. Interment was at Glen Haven Memorial Park by Gonce Funeral Service.

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HIETT, Reta
HAGERSTOWN, MARYLAND: Reta Virginia Hiett, 90, died January 3, 2010. She was born December 11, 1919 to the late Elbert Conard and Edith Hendricks Conard. She held a degree in home economics from Madison University. She was a dietician at South Baltimore General Hospital, and also taught home economics at Williamsport High School. She was a member of the Maryland State Teachers' Association, the Order of the Eastern Star, and the Daughters of the American Revolution. She attended Hagerstown Presbyterian Church, where she served as a deacon, and was a volunteer at the Washington County Food Bank. She is survived by her husband of 66 years, Kenneth Pershing Hiett; a daughter, Susan Joy Siskind of West Chester, PA; a son, Jan Kenneth Hiett of Hagerstown; a sister, Ruth Conard of Timonium; and 7 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by six siblings. Interment was at Rest Haven Cemetery by Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home.

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HOBBS, John H.
DENTON, MARYLAND: John Henry Hobbs died May 15, 1953 at Memorial Hospital in Easton. He was born in Burrsville, MD. He was survived by two brothers, Salisbury Hobbs of Smyrna, and Frank Hobbs of Greensboro; and a sister, Mrs. Walter Cohee of Denton. Arrangements were handled by Moore's Funeral Home.

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HODGES, Agnes
DENTON, MARYLAND: Agnes E. Hodges, 87, died April 23, 2001. She was the daughter of the late Nicholas Hill and Jennie Hill. She was of the Lutheran faith. Survivors include two sons, Glynn Hodges (Judy) of Denton, and Roger Hodges of Sanford, FL; three brothers, Paul Alsman of Royal Oak, MI, Morris Alsman of Las Vegas, NV, and Nick Hill of North Smithfield, RI; a sister, Loice Rosalick of Dearborn, MI; 2 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband, Morris G. Hodges; and her parents. Interment was at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Seminole County, FL by Moore Funeral Home.

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HOLDEN, Ruth
BRENTWOOD, MARYLAND: Ruth Marie Holden died May 8, 2009. She was born December 18, 1934. She is survived by her children, Vita (Michael) Coman, Vemon Lee Holden, Joyce (Donald) Mobley, Darleen (Jimmy) Bucker, Cheryl Howery, Frank Holden, and James (Laura) Holden; a sister, Patricia; three brothers, Buck, John Robert, and Victor; 15 grandchildren; and 8 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 42 years, Vernon C. Holden; two children, Sheila Moran and Guy Holden; and her parents. Interment was at Fort Lincoln Cemetery under the direction of Gasch's Funeral Home.

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HOWISON, Mary
ARNOLD, MARYLAND: Mary Howison, 84, died December 12, 2009. She was born October 15, 1925. She worked as a bookkeeper for several local businesses, including Dawson's Store, The Cottage, Arthur's, and Rick Shane Hair Salon. She was a member of St. John the Evangelist Church Sodality, and enjoyed knitting and reading. She is survived by a daughter, Linda Howison Barr of Annapolis, four sons, Gregory Howison of Dallas, TX, Stephen Howison of Arnold, Michael Howison of Glen Burnie, and James Howison of Arnold; a sister, Margaret Merklein of Mount Horeb, WI, 12 grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard S. Howison. Services were held at St. John the Evangelist Church. Interment was at Maryland Veterans' Cemetery by Barranco and Sons Funeral Home.

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JOHNSTON, Mary
MOUNT AIRY, MARYLAND: Mary Jeanette Johnston, 87, died January 1, 2010. She was born January 6, 1922 to the late Robert V. and Carrie E. Mongan Bryant. She was a retired secretary for the National Institutes of Health. She enjoyed playing cards, crossword puzzles, knitting and crocheting. She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Beverly and Chuck Layne of Moorefield, WV, and Mary Anne and Mike Sirk of Mount Airy; 6 grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard L. Johnston; and two sons, Leonard L. Johnston and Thomas R. Johnston. Interment was at Prospect Methodist Cemetery by Molesworth-Williams Funeral Home.

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KANE, Eileen
BALTIMORE, MARYLAND: Eileen Kane, 19, died October 18, 1952. She was a former resident of McKnightstown, PA and a graduate of Gettysburg High School. Survivors include her parents, Maruice W. and Dora Mae Kane; two brothers, Joseph and William; and three sisters, Joanne, Deede, and Jean. Services were held at the Church of the Blessed Sacrament. Interment was at the New Cathedral Cemetery.

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KOWALSKI, Edward J., Jr.
ZION, MARYLAND: Edward Joseph Kowalski, Jr., 66, died November 6, 2007 at Christiana Hospital in Christiana, DE. He was born February 4, 1941 in Bayonne, NJ to the late Edward J. Kowalski, Sr. and Sophie Kowalski. He attended Cecil Community College and the University of Delaware. He was a retired computer programmer for the State of Delaware Department of Labor. He was a member of St. Jude's Catholic Church. He enjoyed horse racing, classical music, mathematics and coin collecting. He is survived by a daughter, Linda M. Kowalski of North East; two sisters, Joanne Norwillo of Palm Bay, FL, and Teresa Zwierchowski of Forked River, NJ; and his nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Marycelene Dubil Kowalski. Services were held at St. Jude's Catholic Church. Interment was at All Saints Cemetery in Wilmington under the direction of Crouch Funeral Home.

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LADD, Elizabeth
WALDORF, MARYLAND: Elizabeth Ann "Betty" Ladd, 73, died July 15, 2003. She was the mother of Paul Ladd, Ann Breslin, John Ladd, Deborah Kapanoske, Mary Edwards, Karen McClure, and Steven Ladd; and the sister of Bernard and Paul Cowens. She had 15 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, John and Estelle D. Cowens; two siblings, Mildred and Frances; and a great-granddaughter, Samantha. Services were held at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Washington, DC. Interment was at Congressional Cemetery in Washington, DC under the direction of Pumphrey's Bethesda-Chevy Chase Funeral Home.

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LANDON, Betty
CRISFIELD, MARYLAND: Betty Lou Landon, 65, died November 18, 2007. She was born May 27, 1942 to the late Grover, Sr. and Catherine Lewis Elliott. She was a longtime employee of Mrs. Paul's Kitchens, and retired as an account manager for the Princess Anne Food Lion. She enjoyed needlework and crafts. She is survived by her husband, Wallace "Bunk" Landon; six children and their spouses, Cheryl and David McIntyre, Timmy Landon, Laura Goldsborough, Irma Stromberger, and Henry and Amy Landon, all of Crisfield, and Wallace Landon, Jr. and wife Jennifer of Princess Anne; her nieces and nephews; 10 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; and her siblings, Grover Elliott, Jr., Judy Phippin, and Bobby Elliott. Interment was at St. Paul's Cemetery with arrangements by Bradshaw and Sons Funeral Home.

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LANGLUTTIG, Ann
CRISFIELD, MARYLAND: Ann Leslie Langluttig, 71, died February 6, 2008. She was born December 26, 1936 to the late Edgar Leslie Langluttig and Flora Beatrice Jones Langluttig. She was a graduate of Philadelphia Bible College, and was a social worker at Philadelphia Methodist Hospital. She was a member of Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church. She is survived by two brothers, Harry Langluttig of Ellicott City, and Edgar Langluttig, Jr. of Fruitland. Services were held at Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church. Urn interment was in Delmar, DE under the direction of Bradshaw and Sons Funeral Home.

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LANPHEAR, Joan
SHERWOOD FOREST, MARYLAND: Joan Lanphear, 82, died October 17, 2005. She was born May 4, 1923, and attended Indiana University. She was a member of the Christian Community Presbyterian Church of Bowie, and was a volunteer for Habitat for Humanity. She enjoyed crabbing, gardening, volunteering, and playing tennis. She is survived by her children, Thomas Lanphear of Hampstead, John Lanphear of Philadelphia, PA, Ann Lanphear of College Park, and Jill Lanphear of Ashburn, VA; two sisters, Rebecca Cook of Mishawaka and Mary Lamlein of Toledo, OH; and 4 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Lee "Bob" Lanphear. Memorial services were held at the Sherwood Forest Clubhouse. Arrangements were handled by Hardesty Funeral Home.

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LEASE, Helen
CRESAPTOWN, MARYLAND: Helen Regina Lease, 90, died September 16, 2003 at the Cumberland Nursing Home. She was born September 20, 1912 in Cumberland. She was a member of St. Ambrose Catholic Church. Survivors include a son, Russ (Sandy); a sister, Theresa McKenzie; and her nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thornton E. Lease; and her parents. Services were held at St. Ambrose Catholic Church. Interment was at the Lease Cemetery under the direction of Upchurch Funeral Home.

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LEE, Louisa
DARLINGTON, MARYLAND: Louisa E. Lee died in late September of 1929 at her home. Burial was at Hosanna Cemetery.

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LINABURG, E. Dewey
CATONSVILLE, MARYLAND: E. Dewey Linaburg died March 1, 1980 at St. Agnes Hospital in Baltimore. He was born Septemeber 1, 1898 to Henry and Irene Linaburg. Survivors include his wife, Katie K. Lippold Linaburg; a brother, Gould W. Linaburg; a sister, Carrie Twigg; and his nieces and nephews. Interment was at Loudon Park Cemetery in Baltimore under the direction of Hubbard Funeral Home.

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LOHWASSER, Otto
SILVER SPRING, MARYLAND: Otto Lohwasser died December 22, 2003. He was born August 6, 1908 in Erzenhausen, Germany. He was the father of Betty Fishman and the father-in-law of Clifford Fishman, both of Rockville; and the grandfather Sarah Fishman of Orlando, FL and Rebecca Kurowski of Quincy, MA. He was preceded in death by his wife, Martha Lohwasser. Interment was at Norbeck Memorial Park under the direction of Pumphrey Funeral Home.

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LOTRIDGE, Ruth
OWINGS, MARYLAND: Ruth Womack Lotridge, 83, died June 7, 2009 in Owings. She was born January 27, 1926 in Halifax, VA to Lemeral and Hattie Burton Womack. She was a former resident of Beebe, Arkansas. Survivors include three daughters, Karen O'Kennon-Lotridge of Owings, Barbara J. Vaughan of Halifax, VA, and B. Ann O'Kennon of Woodbridge, VA; 4 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two husbands, Michael E. O'Kennon, Jr. and Erold A. Lotridge; and two sisters, Doris Womack and Pattie V. Hatton. Interment was at Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens in Beebe, Arkansas with arrangements by Westbrook Funeral Home.

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MELLOTT, Emmert
SMITHSBURG, MARYLAND: Emmert Mellott, 82, died October 7, 1978 at the Avalon Manor Convalescent Center. He was born January 4, 1896 in Fulton, PA to John W. and Julia A. Mellott. He retired from Fairchild Industries, and was a veteran of World War I. He was a member of the Grossnickle Church of the Brethren and the American Legion. Survivors include his wife, Edith Cline Mellott; a daughter, Mrs. Julia Kline of Smithsburg; an adopted daughter, Mrs. Julia Zimmerman of Smithsburg; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Iris Andrew of Emmitsburg; a stepson, Paul Kline of Smithsburg; a sister, Mrs. Vinnie Stotlemyer of Smithsburg; 7 grandchildren; 4 step-grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; and 7 step great-grandchildren. Services were held at the Grossnickle Church of the Brethren. Interment with military honors was at Bethel United Methodist Cemetery by Gladhill Funeral Home.

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MITCHELL, Gladys
FREERICK, MARYLAND: Gladys E. Mitchell, 79, died January 2, 2010. She was born April 24, 1930 to the late John W. and Myrtle M. Ropp. She enjoyed social luncheons and feeding hummingbirds. She is survived by her nieces and their spouses, Althea "Cotton" and Sonny Rudy of Middletown, Wanda and Danny Crawford of Frederick, and Kathy and Kenny Manahan of Middletown; a nephew, David Ropp and wife Winifred of Summerfield, FL; her great-nephews; a great-niece; her great-great nieces and great-great nephews; a sister-in-law, Doris L. Ropp of Frederick; and a lifelong friend, Catherine Nusz of Frederick. She was preceded in death by her husband, Marshall L. Mitchell. Interment was at Rocky Springs Cemetery under the direction of Keeney and Basford Funeral Home.

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MOY, Freda
RIVA, MARYLAND: Freda Starr Moy, 88, died December 20, 2009. She was born May 27, 1921. She attended the First Baptist Church of Edgewater, where she sang in the choir. She was active in the Good News Jail Ministry, and taught inmates needlework. She was a professional seamstress an artist, and enjoyed cooking. She was the mother of Rick Moy and Priscilla Moy, both of Edgewater, Lani Carlow of Mayo, and Patty Lewis of Churchton. She is survived by five sisters; 10 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard S. Moy, Sr. Services were held at the First Baptist Church of Edgewater. Interment was at Arlington National Cemetery under the direction of George P. Kalas Funeral Home.

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NASH, Morris, Sr.
BALTIMORE, MARYLAND: Morris Nash, Sr. died February 4, 2005. He was born February 8, 1934 to the late Viola and Thomas Nash. He was a minister at New Faith Deliverance Revival Center. He was a longtime employee of Virginia Doughnut Company, and later worked for Tedco Industries until his retirement. He was a U.S. Army veteran. He is survived by his wife, Brenda Nicholson Nash; six children, Jacqueline Palmer, Gwen Gilliam, Morris Nash, Jr., Derrick Nash, Takisha Baynard, and Patricia Nash; a daughter-in-law, Joyce A. Nash; two sons-in-law, Joseph Gilliam and Walter Palmer, Jr.; a sister-in-law, Marla Arrington; a brother-in-law, Ronald Nicholson; 11 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; 6 godchildren; his nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by a wife, Edwina Allen. Services were held at New Faith Deliverance Revival Center. Interment was at Crownsville Cemetery by March Funeral Home.

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NESMITH, Betty
BALTIMORE, MARYLAND: Betty Lavern Nesmith, 37, died October 19, 1984 in Meridian, MS. She was born June 28, 1947. Survivors include her husband, Rawleigh Nesmith; a son, Welch D. Brown, Jr. of Baltimore; her father, James Thomas of Chipley, FL; her mother, Mary M. Turner of Chipley, FL; a brother, William C. Thomas of Washington, DC; a sister, Eleanor Turner of Tallahassee, FL; her maternal grandfather, John E. Broxton of Panama City, FL; her paternal grandmother, Minervia Thomas of Chipley, FL; and other relatives and friends. Services were held at Jerusalem Baptist Church in Chipley, FL. Interment was at Northside Cemetery in Chipley with arrangements by Cooper Funeral Home.

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OLSEN, Van Roger
ROCKVILLE, MARYLAND: Van Roger Olsen died December 24, 2008. He was born in May 25, 1933 in Sanish, ND, and was raised in Sidney, MT. He was a graduate of the University of Montana, and was a food inspector for the U.S. Army in Hawaii. He was a former president of the U.S. Beet Sugar Association, and was a longtime activist in the sugar industry. He served as chairman of the American Sugar Alliance in 1992, president of the New York Sugar Club in 1995, and was the 2001 Dyer Memorial Award recipient for Sugar Man of the Year. He was politically active, and represented the beet sugar industry at Congress and in international trade issues on behalf of the Beet Sugar Association. He was appointed to the federal Agricultural Technical Advisory Committee. In earlier years, he was chief of staff to Rep. Mark Andrews (R-ND), and helped organize several successful Congressional campaigns. He helped found a nonprofit corporation that operated a halfway house for recovering mental patients. He attended St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Bethesda, and enjoyed crossword puzzles and golf. He is survived by his wife, Myrna Olsen; three children, Matthew Olsen of Rockville, Susan Olsen of Los Angeles, and Jennifer Olsen of San Francisco; two sisters; 5 grandchildren; and other relatives and friends. He was the brother of Bette and Shirley. Services were held at St. Luke Episcopal Church.

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OLSHAKER, Thelma
CHEVY CHASE, MARYLAND: Thelma A. Olshaker died February 9, 2008. She was born Sepember 19, 1925. She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Dr. Jonathan and Kelly Olshaker; Mark and Carolyn Olshaker; and Dr. Robert Olshaker and Dr. Jacqueline Laurin Olshaker; three sisters, Selma Shinberg, Harriet Reines, and Jeanne Clayman; and 4 grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Dr. Bennett Olshaker. Interment was at Adas Israel Cemetery.

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OURSLER, Mary
REISTERTOWN, MARYLAND: Mary Elizabeth Oursler, 91, died February 5, 2002. She was born September 20, 1910, to the late James C. Slasman and Emily V. Slasman. She was a 50-year member of the Ladies' Bridge Club, and was also a member the Women's Club of Glyndon and the Springfield Hospital Auxiliary. She attended Reisterstown United Methodist Church. She is survived by a son, George C. Oursler of Upperco; a daughter, Elaine O. Burns of Westminster; a brother, J.H. Slasman of Dickerson; a sister, Ruth S. Caple of Finksburg; 6 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, George A. Oursler. Interment was at Druid Ridge Cemetery in Pikesville under the direction of Eline Funeral Home.

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OWENS, Edgar
BETHESDA, MARYLAND: Edgar Leonard "Ted" Owens, 63, died December 2, 1987 at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda. He was a foreign service officer with the State Department, and served in the Army Air Corps during World War II. He is survived by a daughter, Patricia Jarrett of Burlington, VT; two sons, Anthony of Frederick, and Nicholas of Potomac; a sister, Lenore Lawson of Blossburg; a brother, Robert of Duluth, MN; and 4 grandchildren. Services were held at Rockville Unitarian Church. Interment was at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Silver Spring.

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PATRIKIS, Katherine
ROCKVILLE, MARYLAND: Katherine Maria Patrikis died July 22, 2009. She was the daughter of Stamatia and William Vriones. She was preceded in death by her husband, George B. Patrikis; and her father. She was the mother of Vassili George Patrikis; the sister of Demetra Santorios; and the mother-in-law of Kalliopi Patrikis. She had one grandchild. Services were held at St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Washington, DC. Interment was at Parklawn Memorial Park with arrangements by Collins Funeral Home.

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PEAKS, Frederic
TEMPLE HILLS, MARYLAND: Frederic L. Peaks died February 7, 2006. He was born October 20, 1940. He was the father of Tracie and Tara Peaks, and Johnathan Scruggs; the brother of Chandler Peaks (Sandra), Corless Hamm (William), and Kenneth Anderson (Nita); and the son of Daisy Riley. He had 3 grandchildren, and is also survived by other relatives and friends. Arrangements were handled by Marshall's Funeral Home.

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POOLE, Evelyn
BOWIE, MARYLAND: Evelyn June Poole, 86, died July 16, 2009. She was born May 16, 1923 to the late Orbie Virgil Moye and Mamie Ruth Surface. She formerly worked at Welch Emergency Hospital in Welch, WV. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Bowie, and for over 20 years, served as a missionary in the Washington, D.C. Temple. She is survived by a son, Randall Poole of Bowie; two daughters, Pamela Chacon of Bowie, and Linda Byrd of Bluewell, WV; two sisters, Anna Lee Bowman of Sandlick, WV, and Ella Mae Staph of Richmond, VA; 5 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and 3 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard R. Poole; a daughter, Beverly Fackrell; a sister, Francis Effler; and a grandson, Keith Byrd. Interment was at Woodlawn Cemetery in Bluewell, WV under the direction of Bennett-Widner Funeral Home. Local arrangements were handled by Beall Funeral Home.

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RAMPOLLA, Theresa
ANNAPOLIS, MARYLAND: Theresa Rampolla, 91, died September 27, 2007. She was born April 29, 1916. She was a nursing assistant with the Maryland State Home Health Department. She lived in Capitol Heights for over 30 years. She attended St. Mary's Catholic Church in Annapolis, and was a former member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Forestville. She enjoyed crossword puzzles, playing solitaire, cooking, and watching television. She is survived by a daughter, Carolyn Schumaker of Annapolis; a son, Roger Rampolla of Beltsville; 3 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren. Services were held at St. John Neumann Catholic Church. Interment was at Lakemont Memorial Gardens under the direction of Kalas Funeral Home.

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REECHEL, Clarice
ARNOLD, MARYLAND: Clarice M. Schmidt Reechel, 87, died February 4, 2006. She was born July 24, 1918. She enjoyed cooking. She is survived by four daughters, Muriel McCoy of Severna Park, Bonnie L. Seidelmann of Port St. Lucie, FL, Sharon Daniels of Sacramento, CA, and Lorraine Alt of Arnold; a sister, Grace Seery of Annapolis; 9 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Harry W. Reechel. Burial was at Glen Haven Memorial Park by Barranco and Sons Severna Park Funeral Home.

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REKUCKI, Kazimir, Sr.
GLEN BURNIE, MARYLAND: Kazimir Rekucki Sr., 87, died November 8, 2009. He was born October 22, 1922 in Poland, and came to the United States in his youth. He was a retired crew chief for Anne Arundel County Public Works with 30 years of service, and also worked part-time at Glen Burnie Baptist Church. He enjoyed soccer, crabbing, and watching the Orioles. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Elisabeth Rekucki; two children, Kazimir Rekucki, Jr. of Arkansas, and Elvira McCormick and husband Tom, Jr. of Glen Burnie; 3 grandsons; and a great-grandson. Services were held at Glen Burnie Baptist Church. Interment was at Glen Haven Memorial Park by Kirkley Ruddick Funeral Home.

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RICH, Dorothy
FREDERICK, MARYLAND: Dorothy Irene Rich, 73, died August 3, 2005. She was born December 4, 1931 to the late Kenneth and Elosie Perkins McFadden. She held a college degree, and was a social worker in private practice. She enjoyed ceramics, arts and crafts, and playing the piano. She is survived by two sons; Kenneth J. Rich and Kevin J. Rich, both of Frederick; a granddaughter; and a sister, Marcine Szucs of Parma, OH. Services were held at Jude's Liberal Catholic Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Rich. Interment was at Resthaven Memorial Gardens with arrangements by Stauffer Funeral Home.

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RUBECK, George F.
HAGERSTOWN, MARYLAND: George Fredrick Rubeck, 81, died February 13, 2010. He was born December 3, 1928 to the late Bruce Edward Rubeck and Mary Jane Harnish Rubeck. He was a U.S. veteran of the U.S. Navy, and retired as a Chief Petty Officer. He also retired from Nationwide Insurance after 20 years. He attended the United Church of Christ in Cavetown, and was a member of the Elks, the Moose Lodge, the VFW, the American Legion, the Eagles Club, the Red Men, the Farm Bureau and the F.R.A. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Ruth Elizabeth Crum Rubeck; two daughters, Susan D. Gustafson (Gus) of Funkstown, and Kathy A. Klick (Dennis) of Hagerstown; two granddaughters; and 2 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Margaret Hildebrand; and a brother, Robert Rubeck. Services were held at the United Church of Christ in Cavetown. Interment was at the United Church of Christ Church Cemetery under the direction of Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home.

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SHANK, Mary
SABILLASVILLE, MARYLAND: Mary Shank died April 16, 1865. She was born March 15, 1776. She was the wife of John Shank. Burial was at the Reformed Cemetery.

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SHANK, May
FREDERICK, MARYLAND: May V. Shank, 63, died November 30, 2003. She was born February 9, 1940 in Frederick to Charles M. Bartholow, Sr. and Helen Poole Bartholow. She was a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church and the Ladies of the Moose. Survivors include three children, Harry R. Shank, Jr. of Frederick, Tammy S. Adkins of Middletown, and V. Charmaine Vaughn of Thurmont; a brother, Charles M. Bartholow, Jr.; a sister, Lois J. Cline; 3 grandchildren; her nieces and nephews; and her friends, including Bill Burke. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry R. Shank, Sr. Entombment was at Mount Olivet Cemetery with arrangements by Stauffer Funeral Home.

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SHEFFEY, Margarie
BALTIMORE, MARYLAND: Margarie Talbot Sheffey died April 9, 1976. She was born June 24, 1914. She was the wife of Powell Sheffey; and the mother of Carol (William) Parham. She had one granddaughter. Services were held at Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church. Interment was at Arbutus Memorial Park. Arrangements were entrusted to Nutter Funeral Home.

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SILLAMAN, Gladys
GAMBRILLS, MARYLAND: Gladys Viola Sillaman, 88, died March 5, 2007. She was born October 11, 1918. She was a retired cafeteria manager at Arundel High School, and worked for the county Board of Education for over 40 years. She was a Methodist, and enjoyed flowers and gardening. She is survived by a son, Charles Sillaman, Jr. of Crownsville; a sister, Dorothy Mitch of Indiana; 2 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. She preceded in death by her parents, Harvey and Viola Wade Dicus; her husband, Charles Goodman Sillaman, Sr.; two siblings, William and Samuel Dicus; and a grandchild, Ronald C. Sillaman. Interment was at Glen Haven Cemetery under the direction of Hardesty Funeral Home.

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SINCLAIR, Harry
GAMBRILLS, MARYLAND: Harry Sinclair, 91, died February 1, 2009. He was born July 14, 1917 to the late Louis and Ella Sinclair. He was a decorated U.S. Army veteran of World War II and Korea. After retiring as a Chief Warrant Officer, he moved to Gambrills. He was instrumental in starting Little League baseball and football at the Gambrills Athletic Club, and helped return the football program back to Arundel High School. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Mary Sinclair; five children, Harry Sinclair, Jr., Robert Sinclair, Dennis Sinclair, Mary Sisulak, and Patricia Sines; 8 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren. Interment was at Our Lady of the Fields Cemetery by Hardesty Funeral Home.

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SMITH, Joyce
LA PLATA, MARYLAND: Joyce Winifred Smith died June 19, 2009. She was born November 23, 1943 in Newtown, MD to James Wilfred Johnson and Sallie Ann Young Johnson. She worked as an executive assistant for the Government Accounting Office (GAO) in Washington, DC for over 30 years. She was a member of the Pride of Southern Maryland Temple #651 of the Daughters of the I.B.P.O.E., and the Classic Ladies Bowling Organization. She enjoyed bowling, playing cards, and bingo. Survivors include her husband, V. "Benny" Smith; two sons, Kenny L. Smith of Largo, and Steven (Lisa) Smith of Fort Washington; three daughters, Bridgette Smith-Jones of La Plata, Tracey L. Smith of Waldorf, and Sheila Smith-Anthony of Laurel; 7 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Helen Brown; and a brother, William Johnson. Services were held at Sacred Heart Church. Interment was at Trinity Memorial Gardens in Waldorf under the direction of Raymond Funeral Service.

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SMITH, Lonnie
BALTIMORE, MARYLAND: Lonnie L. Smith died April 27, 2011. He was born in Tuskegee, AL on August 10, 1922 to the late Ida B. Harper. He attended Coppin State College and a trade school in Baltimore. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He attended Faith Baptist Church, where he was involved with many activities, including singing with the Men's Choir. Survivors include his wife, Annie Chamberlain Smith; a daughter, Leanndra R. Jackson; two sons, Maurice L. Smith and Clinton J. Smith; two daughters-in-law, Patricia Smith and Sandra Smith; a sister-in-law, Lillian Wiggins; 3 grandchildren; his great-grandchildren; and his friends at Summitt Nursing Home. Interment was at Garrison Forest Veterans Cemetery under the direction of Calvin B. Scruggs Funeral Home.

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SPENCER, Daisy
SILVER SPRING, MARYLAND: Daisy J. Spencer, 93, died November 30, 2008. She was born February 21, 1915. She was a retired federal government employee and beautician. She is survived by a brother, Walker Johnson; 2 grandchildren; 2 great-grandsons; and her nieces and nephews. Arrangements were entrusted to Marshall's Funeral Home.

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STEVENSON, David
ROCKVILLE, MARYLAND: David R. Stevenson, 74, died May 12, 1982 in Olney, MD. He was born June 10, 1907 in New Castle, PA to Rev. Frank M. and Jennie Ritchie Stevenson. He was a metallurgical engineer for the National Burea of Standards in Gaithersburg. Survivors include his wife, Mildred Stevenson; three daughters, Patricia, Mary, and Mrs. Peggy Arant; a son, David; two sisters, Mrs. Jane Davis and Mrs. Martha Caposell; and 3 grandchildren. Arrangements were handled by Pumphrey Funeral Home.

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STEYER, Lena
OAKLAND, MARYLAND: Lena Jane Steyer, 86, died September 26, 2007 at her home. She was born August 5, 1921 in Freeport, WV to Russell and Ida Bittinger Walters. Survivors include two daughters, Shirley and Helen; two sons, Glen and Gary; 6 grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Arthur Wesley Steyer; her parents; and a grandson. Interment was at White Cemetery under the direction of Burdock Funeral Home.

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STUTELBERG, Ruth
BEL AIR, MARYLAND: Ruth C. Stutelberg, 82, died January 3, 2010. She was born December 3, 1927 in North Bergen, NJ to Walter and Margaruite Laub Stewart. She was a bookkeeper, and enjoyed reading and quilting. She was a member and Past Matron of the Order of the Eastern Star. Survivors include a daughter, Pauline Jean Copeland (Ed) of Street, MD; two sons, Warren Harry Stutelberg II of Port Deposit, and Paul Warren Stutelberg (Darlene Marie) of Forest Hill; 9 grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter. She was preceded in death by her husband, Warren Harry Stutelberg; her parents; and two sisters, Phyllis Langhorne and Ellen Pennington. Interment was at Bel Air Memorial Gardens under the direction of McComas Funeral Home.

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SYKES, Gladys
BALTIMORE, MARYLAND: Gladys Virginia B. Sykes, 62, died June 26, 1981 at South Baltimore General Hospital. She was born in Northumberland County, VA to Ethel and James Butler. She attended Coppin State College, Morgan State University, the Community College of Baltimore, and Peters Business School. She worked at St. Veronica's Church for 36 years, and was active with the Head Start program and the Ladies' Sodality. She had also worked as a bookkeeper for the family shoe repair shop, and at Mayflower Manufacturing Co. Survivors include her husband, Ruthard Sykes, Sr.; three children, Ruthard Sykes, Jr., Madeline Joyner, and David Sykes; her mother, Ethel Butler; a sister, Madeline Thomas; 14 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Services were held at St. Veronica's Church. Interment was at the Baltimore National Cemetery.

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TAYMAN, Roland
ANNAPOLIS, MARYLAND: Roland B. Tayman, 89, died January 3, 2009. He was born April 16, 1919. He was a plumber for over 60 years. He was a decorated U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of the West Annapolis Volunteer Fire Company for 72 years, and was honored in their Hall of Fame. He attended the Pasadena Assembly of God Church, and enjoyed fishing, crabbing and gardening. He is survived by his wife, Helen M. Tayman; three sons, Kenneth Tayman of Blue Ridge Summit, PA, Fredrick Tayman of Hanover, PA, and Stewart Tayman of Clearwater, FL; a daughter, Suzanne Eberle of Pasadena; 5 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren. Interment was at Maryland Veterans' Cemetery under the direction of Hardesty Funeral Home.

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TILYOU, Benjamin P.
SEVERNA PARK, MARYLAND: Benjamin Philip Tilyou, 81, died October 29, 2009. He was born February 27, 1928. He was a computer programmer for GEICO Insurance for 25 years, and was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. He was a member of the Order of DeMolay, and enjoyed woodworking and model trains. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Elise Tilyou; two sons, Mark Tilyou of Curtis Bay, and Eric Tilyou (Dona) of Severna Park; a brother, David Tilyou of Lakeland, FL; and 3 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother, Jay Tilyou. Services were held at St. Martin's in-the Field Episcopal Church. Arrangements were handled by Barranco and Sons Funeral Home.

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TISON, Margaret
SILVER SPRING, MARYLAND: Margaret Jean Bell Tison, 82, died September 12, 2009. She was the daughter of the late William J. Bell and Leola McAlhany Bell. She attended the University of South Carolina. She worked at the naval shipyard in Charleston during World War II, and also worked for the National Security Agency. She was a founding member of Clifton Park Baptist Church, where she served as a Sunday School teacher and a church secretary. Later, she joined Luther Rice Memorial Baptist Church. She circled the Washington Beltway the first day it opened. She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Carey C. Tison; a daughter, Caroline Tison of Silver Spring; two sons and daughters-in-law, Donald and Annette Tison of Fairfax Station, VA, and Dale and Meg Tison of Gaithersburg; a sister-in-law, Catherine Bell of Orangeburg, SC; 4 grandchildren; her nieces and nephews; and several cousins. Services were held at Luther Rice Memorial Baptist Church. Interment was at Arlington National Cemetery.

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TISSIAN, Sam
SILVER SPRING, MARYLAND: Sam Simon Tissian died December 19, 2005. He was born August 25, 1926. He was the husband of Sue Perry Tissian; the father of Marlene Barry Goldstein of Silver Spring, and Helen Bob Best of Columbia, MD. He had 4 grandchildren. Interment was at Judean Memorial Gardens under the direction of Thibadeau Mortuary Service.

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TOPPER, Russell
EMMITSBURG, MARYLAND: Russell Joseph Topper, 9, died October 16, 1952. He attended St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Survivors include his parents, Jacob and Helen Myers Topper; twelve siblings, Paul, Clyde, Lucille, Theodore, John, Edward, Geraldine, David, Rebecca, Mrs. Carroll Little, Mrs. Francis Kreitz, and Mrs. Robert Kaas; and his maternal grandfather, Charles Myers. Interment was at St. Joseph's Cemetery.

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TRESS, Lydia
WILLIAMSPORT, MARYLAND: Lydia Schorr Tress, 91, died August 4, 2002. She was born April 23, 1911 to the late William Ernest and Lottie Lucetta Whitmire Schorr. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Williamsport, and a former member of St. Luke Lutheran Church in Silver Spring. She is survived by a brother, John W. Schorr of Hagerstown; and her nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Henson Christopher Tress. Interment was at Cedar Hill Cemetery in Suitland with arrangements by Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home.

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TROSKOSKI, Margaret
HAGERSTOWN, MARYLAND: Margaret Mary Troskoski, 78, died May 9, 2006 at Kline Hospice House in Mount Airy, MD. She was born February 13, 1928 in Nanticoke, PA to John and Mary Gimitter Michalek. She worked at Nuway Dry Cleaners in Greencastle, PA for 16 years, and was a member of St. Mark's Catholic Church there. Survivors include three sons, William Troskoski of Gaithersburg, Joseph Troskoski of Boise, ID, and Ronald Troskoski of Greencastle, PA; two daughters, Gerrianne Hammond of Hagerstown, and Judith A. Fox of Rolla, MO; a brother, Steve Michalek of Luray, VA; 5 grandchildren; and 7 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Troskoski. Services were held at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Hagerstown. Interment was at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Nanticoke, PA by Minnich Funeral Home.

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TWIGG, Mary
MOUNT SAVAGE, MARYLAND: Mary Elinor Twigg, 87, died February 24, 1964. She was born in 1887 in Donora, PA to John and Lucy Little McCready. She was a member of the Mount Savage Methodist Church. She was survived by a sister, Katherine Marioff of Pittsburgh. She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard A. Twigg. Burial was at Porter Cemetery in Eckhart under the direction of Stein Funeral Home.

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VanGRACK, Edna
BETHESDA, MARYLAND: Edna Schwartz VanGrack, 82, died November 18, 2007 at her residence. She was born November 19, 1924 in Philadelphia. She was a retired furrier and a lay rabbi. Prior to entering the fur industry, she worked in sales. She was a receptionist at Gartenhaus Furs, and began training in the fur trade from the ground up. She later worked for I. Magnin and Saks Fifth Avenue, returned to Gartenhaus Furs, and then to Saks Jandel. She served as acting lay rabbi from 1984 to 1992 at the Washington Hebrew Congregation. She was a docent at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History, and gave many tours of the museum. She was a volunteer with the Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington, the Jewish Social Service Agency, Ohr Kodesh Congregation in Chevy Chase, and the gift shop at the Hebrew Home of Greater Washington. She served as an election judge in Montgomery County for 20 years, taught English to non-native speakers, and was a former White House volunteer answering Jacqueline Kennedy's mail following the JFK assassination. She is survived by her children and their spouses, Steven and Susan VanGrack; Linda and Harry Snyder; and Jeffrey and Nancy VanGrack; and 8 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Irving VanGrack. Services were held at the Washington Hebrew Congregation. Interment was at King David Memorial Garden.

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VELA, Miguel G., Jr.
UPPER MARLBORO, MARYLAND: Miguel G. Vela, Jr., died died January 2, 2010. He was born May 15, 1930 to Rosaura Juarez and Miguel G. Vela, Sr. in San Diego, TX. He retired from the U.S. Army,and was a decorated veteran of the Vietnam War. He was a volunteer at Malcolm Grow Hospital at Andrews Air Force Base. He was a member of the VFW and the Vietnam Veterans of America. He is survived by his wife, Micki Jones Vela; a daughter, Marie Evita "Chris" Nutsch of Highland Ranch, CO; a son, Miguel G. Vela III of Upper Marlboro; a stepdaughter, Julia Victoria Neumann; and three sisters, Delia Ibenez of Bay City, TX, Lollie Epstein of Monroe, TX, and Evita Jo Sawyer of LaPorte, TX; his nieces and nephews; and his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Interment was at Maryland Veterans' Cemetery by Lee Funeral Home.

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VIANDS, William S.
EDGEWOOD, MARYLAND: William S. Viands, 65, died December 9, 2002. He was born in Hagerstown to Grady Bruce Viands and Estelle E. Knox Wood. He retired from the Baltimore County Police Department after 28 years, and had been a homicide detective for 15 years. He also retired from the Army National Guard. He was a former Scout Master, and a member of the Elks Lodge and the American Legion Post. He was a bus driver for Harford County Senior Transportation. He is survived by his wife, Ruth E. Schmidt Viands; two daughters, Sherri Mazza and Lynn Lehman, both of Baltimore; two sons, Steve Viands and Bill A. Viands, both of Edgewood; a brother, Preston Harry Wood of Oklahoma; and a grandson. Interment was at Bel Air Memorial Gardens under the direction of McComas Funeral Home.

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VOGEL, Annie
ROCKVILLE, MARYLAND: Annie L. Vogel died March 4, 1981. She was the mother of Frank F. Vogel, Edna L. Curtin, Helen M. Scheppach and Clarence E. Vogel; the sister of Ada Bovie; and is also survived by 8 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and a great-great grandchild. Interment was at Congressional Cemetery with arrangements by Pumphrey's Bethesda-Chevy Chase Funeral Home.

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WALTER, Vernon
REISTERSTOWN, MARYLAND: Vernon Royal Walter, 86, died April 7, 2008 at the Long View Nursing Home in Manchester, MD. He was born August 1, 1921 in Baltimore to Leonard and Lesney Heintzman Walter. He was a dairy farmer. He had also been a truck driver for Southern States Co-op and a bus driver for Rill's Bus Service. Survivors include his wife, Gladys Bosley Walter; his sons and daughters-in-law, Steven and Wanda Walter of Hampstead, and Roy and Lisa Walter of West Virginia; his daughters and a son-in-law, Claudia Hubbard of Boring, and Susan and Tom Ramsey of Hampstead; a brother and sister-in-law, George and Loraine Walter of Westminster; two sisters, Grace Yox of Hampstead, and Mary Burk of Plano, TX; 6 grandchildren; his step-grandchildren; and 2 great-grandsons. He was preceded in death by a grandson, Michael Hubbard. Interment was at St. Paul's Cemetery in Arcadia under the direction of Eline Funeral Home.

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WALTER, William
BALTIMORE, MARYLAND: William W. Walter, 84, died December 17, 1982 in Baltimore. He was a former resident of Pittsburgh, PA. He was a retired sales engineer with the Barney Machinery Co. and had attended the Carnegie Institute of Technology and the University of Pittsburgh. He was a 33rd degree Mason. Survivors include his wife, Mary McQuade; and a stepson, George Lipman of Towson. Entombment was at the Temple of Memories at Allegheny Cemetery in Pittsburgh under the direction of H. Samson Funeral Home.

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WELBORN, Victor
BALTIMORE, MARYLAND: Victor Mitchell Welborn, 91, died September 2, 2006 at Copper Ridge Nursing Facility in Sykesville, MD. He was born June 11, 1915 in Wilkes County, NC to John Mitchell and Perlie May Day Welborn. He was a policeman with Bethlehem Steel for 38 years. He was U.S. Army veteran, and also served with the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II. He was a Methodist. Survivors include two sisters, Catherine Daniel of Winston-Salem, NC, and Mattie Morgan of Rices Landing, PA; and his nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen Roberts Welborn. Interment with military honors was at Mountlawn Memorial Park in North Wilkesboro, NC.

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WELLS, Earl
GERMANTOWN, MARYLAND: Earl Franklin Wells, 93, died April 1, 2005. He was born February 18, 1912. Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Beatrice Moore Wells; two daughters, Rose M. Schlosser of Hilton Head, SC, and Linda Wells of Germantown; 4 grandchildren; and 8 great-grandchildren. Arrangements were handled by Donaldson Funeral Home.

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WEST, Jean
COLORA, MARYLAND: Jean F. West, 81, died October 24, 2009. She was born August 10, 1928 to the late George and Mary Felty. She owned the Stitching Post Fabric Shop in Rising Sun, and enjoyed teaching sewing at her fabric shop and at Cecil County Adult Education. She was a former 4-H leader, a charter member of the Ladies' Auxiliary of the American Legion Post #194 in Rising Sun, and a life member of the VFW Ladies' Auxiliary in Port Deposit. She attended Hopewell United Methodist Church in Port Deposit. She is survived by two daughters and a son-in-law, Brenda West and husband Phil Hoy of Redmond, WA, and Sharon Holbrook of Colora; a sister, Una Ako of Havre de Grace; her nieces and nephews; 4 grandchildren; and 8 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Claude "Buzzy" West; and a brother, Donald Felty. Burial was at Brookview Cemetery by R.T. Foard Funeral Home.

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WHARTON, Elizabeth
HAGERSTOWN, MARYLAND: Elizabeth Mason Wharton, 62, died January 20, 1857. She was survived by her husband, John Wharton. Interment was at St. John's Episcopal Church Cemetery.

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WHISTLER, Everette C.
HYATTSVILLE, MARYLAND: Everette Carl Whistler died August 19, 2009. He was born July 11, 1924. He is survived by a son, David C. (Julie) Whistler, a daughter, Linda (Robert) Ceder, 6 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lorena. Arrangements were handled by Gasch's Funeral Home.

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WILDER, Olin Lee
WOODBINE, MARYLAND: Olin Lee Wilder, 82, died February 5, 2002. He was born October 18, 1919 to the late Hervey Wilder and Martha Keaton Wilder. He retired from the paper mill industry with over 35 years of service. He attended Liberty Baptist Church in Lisbon for over 52 years, and served as a deacon. He enjoyed fishing, gardening, walking and woodworking. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Ina Faye Wilder; three daughters and sons-in-law, Helen and Stoney Stonesifer of Orrtanna, PA, Frances and Ron Frizzell of Mount Airy, and Janet and Jack Severn of New Market; a sister, Gladys Louthan of Sneedsville, TN; 5 grandchildren; and 7 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a sister; five brothers; and a granddaughter. Services were held at Liberty Baptist Church. Interment was at the church cemetery under the direction of Haight Funeral Home.

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WILL, Geneva
WOODBINE, MARYLAND: Geneva B. Will, 81, died July 31, 2005. She was born July 19, 1924 to the late Lee Hipkins and Florence Hipkins. She is survived by her sons and daughters; her grandchildren; and her great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Erman W. Will. Interment was at Lake View Memorial Park in Sykesville under the direction of Burrier-Queen Funeral Home and Crematory.

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WILLIAMS, Icilda
LEWISDALE, MARYLAND: Icilda Williams, 80, died March 19, 2009. She was born June 10, 1928 in Portland, Jamaica. She was the mother of Ricardo Williams, Dennis Williams, Dorothy Black, Juliette Gordon, Janet Eastmon, Marjorie Chin-Sang, Paul Willams, Pauline Guthrie, Rosemary Sawney, AnnMarie Anglin, Barbara Dunn, and Sharon Thompson; and the sister of Barbara Burrell. Interment was at Dovecot Cemetery by Marshall's Funeral Home.

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WITHAM, Mildred
SILVER SPRING, MARYLAND: Mildred Frances Hutchison Witham, 93, died November 6, 2009. She was the mother of Barbara J. Carter and Mary J. Rieck; and the sister of Augusta “Sug” DeLeon. She had 3 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank M. Witham. Interment was at Gate of Heaven under the direction of Collins Funeral Home.

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WOLDESELASSIE, Habtom
GERMANTOWN, MARYLAND: Habtom Woldeselassie died October 8, 2006. Services were held at St. Mary's Catholic Church. Interment was at Gate of Heaven Cemetery under the direction of Thibadeau Mortuary Service.

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WRIGHT, Simeon N., Sr.
GAITHERSBURG, MARYLAND: Simeon N. Wright, Sr., 68, died August 7, 2005. He was born in Liberia on April 17, 1937. He is survived by his wife, Hawa F. Wright; his children, Peaches Madou, Edwin Fahnbulleh, Momo Fahnbulleh, Simeon Jr., Simala, Steven, Weyata, Kini, Prince and Melvin Wright and Ester Gaye; his grandchildren; and other relatives. Services were held at the First Baptist Church of Gaithersburg. Burial was at Gate of Heaven Cemetery under the direction of Snowden Funeral Home.

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YINGLING, Claretta
FINKSBURG, MARYLAND: Claretta Eyler Yingling, 70, died July 30, 2004. She was born May 3, 1934 to the late Sherman P. Eyler and Holace Herbert Eyler. She was a head clerk at Murphy's Five and Dime, and also worked in the accounting department at Rosenstock's. She was a member of Mount Zion United Methodist Church, and served as church historian. She was an instructor of traditional arts at the Carroll County Farm Museum, teaching stenciling and floor cloths. She was a member of the Good Wives Craft Group and the Caring Friends Group, and enjoyed needlepoint, quilting, basketry and wreath making. She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Clifford F. Yingling; a son and daughter-in-law, David and K. Tracey Yingling of Finksburg; a brother and sister-in-law, Herbert P. and Joanne Eyler of Finksburg; 3 grandchildren; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, William G. and Marguerite Yingling of Sykesville; two nieces; and three nephews. She was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Lee Eyler. Interment was at Evergreen Memorial Gardens with arrangements by Fletcher Funeral Home.

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