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Our Obituaries

Daniel William Carl Hott

October 5, 1977 - October 1, 2014


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Ravichandra G. Shah

May 3, 1928 - September 30, 2014


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Rupa Y. Sheth

August 4, 1945 - September 29, 2014


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James Lamarr Kennedy

September 22, 1940 - September 27, 2014

On Saturday, September 27, 2014, James Lamarr Kennedy passed away at his home in Laurel. Mr. Kennedy was born in Raysal, WV on September 22, 1940 to the late James and Edith Kennedy. He was a US Army veteran and worked for the Department of the Interior for the last 45 years. While in the army, Mr. Kennedy was stationed at Fort Huachuca, in Arizona, and served as a medic. During his time with the...
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Everett "Ed" Burke

September 27, 2014

Mr. Everett "Ed" Burke, of Ashton, MD passed away on Saturday, September 27, 2014. He honorably served in the US Coast Guard where he retired from in 1967. He was a member of American Legion 217 in College Park, MD, the USCG Combat Veterans Association, the Elks, and the VFW. He was the son of the late Eva C. Hamilton, and brother of the late Marshall Hamilton. He is survived by his loving...
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Diane H Scholl

May 1, 1945 - September 25, 2014

Diane H. Scholl of Odenton, MD, passed away on Thursday, September 25, 2014 at the Mandrin Inpatient Care Center in Harwood, MD, at the age of 69. Diane is survived by her beloved husband of 51 years, Richard M. Scholl of Odenton, MD; three loving children, Charles Scholl of Odenton, MD, James Scholl of Silver Spring and Elisabeth Schneider and husband, Marc of Virginia Beach, VA; loving mother,...
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Michael T. Anderson

January 9, 1927 - September 22, 2014

Michael Thomas Anderson, passed away on Monday, September 22, 2014. He was a WWII veteran serving in the U.S. Army from 1945-1946. While serving, he earned the Pacific Campaign Medal. After WWII he worked for the Federal Government, retiring in 1982 from the Walter Reed Hospital with 37 years of service. Predeceased by his beloved wife of 60 years Edna Lucille Anderson. Father of Donna Bowie...
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Nandlal Gupta

May 6, 1946 - September 21, 2014

On Sunday September 21st, 2014, Nandlal "Nand" Gupta, beloved son of Jamuna Devi and Shiv Prasad from Assam, India, passed away. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Champa "Neena" Gupta; three children, Deepak Gupta, Jyoti Gupta, and Punam Parikh; son in law, Amit Parikh; and grand-daughter, Kiran Lily Parikh. He is remembered as a business man, whose work can be seen across the world. A...
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Roy A. Bryan

January 5, 1917 - September 21, 2014

Col. Roy Ambrose Bryan, 97, died peacefully in his sleep on September 21, 2014. Roy was born on January 5, 1917 in New York City (Manhattan), the sixth child of Louis Kay and Beatrice May (Maloney) Bryan. Following his graduation from St. John Preparatory School, Col. Bryan enlisted in the Army in 1935, advancing rapidly and holding every rank from Private E-1 to Colonel 0-6. He was...
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Marcella Mary Salvant

January 18, 1939 - September 19, 2014

MARCELLA SALVANT, 75 Marcella Salvant, age 75 of the Odenton/Ft. Meade community, passed away on Friday, September 19, 2014 after a battle with breast cancer. She was born in New Orleans, Louisiana to Melba Mae White and Carlton Broussard on January 18, 1939. Marcella was a saved believer in the Lord Jesus Christ and trusted Him for eternal life. Marcella attended the Mississippi public...
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Ruth L. Murray

June 5, 1921 - September 19, 2014

Ruth L. Murray of Cambridge, MD, passed away on Friday, September 19, 2014 at the University of Maryland Shore Medical Center at Dorchester in Cambridge, MD, at the age of 93. Ruth was born on June 5, 1921 in Mt. Pleasant, PA. Ruth is survived by three of her sons, Victor L. Murray and his wife, Jerita of Federalsburg, MD, Jerry A. Murray and his wife, Rhoda of New Freedom, PA and Dale R....
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Janice Marie Bozeman

February 11, 1946 - September 18, 2014

Janice Marie Bozeman – September 18, 2014 Janice Marie Bozeman passed away on September 18, 2014 at the University of Maryland's Medical Center in Baltimore, MD. She was born on February 11, 1946, in lPolk County, Florida, to the late Emmett and Agnes Inez Bozeman. She moved to Maryland when she was 18 years old and stayed in the Washington, D.C. area. She was employed as a Baker and retired...
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Marie Ellen Gray

February 18, 1924 - September 18, 2014


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Dorothy Marguerite Gilbride

February 27, 1926 - September 17, 2014

Dorothy Marguerite Gilbride passed away on September 17. 2014 at her home in Laurel, Maryland. She was born on February 27, 1926 in New Midway, Frederick County, Maryland, to the late Harvey Keeney and Lena Holtz. She is survived by her devoted husband, R. James Gilbride whom she met 40 years ago when they both worked in the Montgomery County school system. In their early years of dating and...
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Virgie L. Wyvell

July 25, 1940 - September 17, 2014

Virgie L. Wyvell, 74, passed away on September 17, 2014 at Gilchrist Hospice Care of Howard County. She was born on July 25, 1940 in Paris, Texas. She resided in Lubbock, TX before moving to Columbia, MD 25 years ago. She was employed by SGM Bindery in Baltimore for 10 years. She recently received her Associates Degree from Howard County Community College. She loved to paint and travel. ...
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Esther O. Tucker

September 16, 2014

Esther O. Tucker (Sis) of Laurel passed away on Tuesday, September 16, 2014. She is survived by four children, Bennie J. Northcraft and husband Scott, Nancy L. Kissner and husband Ed., Patricia A. Rogers and husband Vince, and Howard E. Tucker, Jr., and husband Patrick, 10 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren. She is predeceased by her husband of 65 years, Howard E. Tucker, Sr., parents...
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Beatrice "Patricia" Ladebush

May 25, 1935 - September 13, 2014

On September 13, 2014, Beatrice S. "Patricia" Ladebush passed away at home. She was 79. Born in Shenandoah, Pennsylvania, she has lived in Hanover since 1983. Devoted wife of 59 years to the late Robert E. Ladebush; beloved mother of Steven, Bobby, Michael and Jimmy Ladebush; cherished grandmother of three. Patricia proudly served her country as a member of the United States Army. A homemaker,...
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Melvin Lee Bradberry, Jr.

September 12, 2014

Melvin Lee Bradberry, Jr. passed away on September 12, 2014. A lifelong resident of Laurel, he attended Meade High School. He was a lover of fishing and motorcycles. He is survived by his parents Vicki Leigh and Melvin Lee Bradberry, Sr., his dear little girl Mariah Bradberry and her mother Sandra Mae Walker, two brothers Michael and Timothy Bradberry, his grandfather Harry Bradberry, and...
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Frances Hands

August 6, 1924 - September 12, 2014

On September 12, 2014, Frances Hands (nee Walsh) of Odenton passed away at the age of 90. Devoted wife of 59 years to Charles B. Hands; beloved mother of Brian C. Hands of Arizona and Nina F. Bruno of New York; Caring sister of Joanne Reedy of New York and Nellie (Katie) Shanley of Indiana; Cherished grandmother of 5. She was predeceased by her brother Al Walsh and her sister Mary Kempner....
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Rodney L. Smith

December 30, 1957 - September 11, 2014

Rodney L. Smith, 56, past away at his home on September 11, 2014, after a courageous battle against cancer. Born on December 30, 1957, in Ohio and raised in West Virginia. Rod was the son of the late Jack and Edna Smith. Rod resided in Laurel for over 35yrs. He worked as a groom for 20+ yrs at many of the local horse tracks including Laurel, Bowie and Pimlico before working as a truck...
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Gurdeep Kaur

August 10, 1933 - September 11, 2014


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Dolores Becraft Alcorn

September 9, 2014

Dolores Becraft Alcorn passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014. She was born in Maryland on June 4, 1935 to Albert and Gladys Becraft. Mrs. Alcorn is preceded in death by her husband Newell Alcorn, and a brother Warren Becraft. She is survived by her loving family Lynn Athey Brookman, Kenny Alcorn, Melissa Nedbalek, Joseph Nedbalek, Jr. She is also survived by Ralph and Alvin Becraft...
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Sankar Saha

January 5, 1943 - September 7, 2014


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David Elliot Dodge

September 6, 2014

David Elliot Dodge passed away on September 6, 2014. No services are scheduled at this time.
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Florence P. Keyser

January 19, 1929 - September 6, 2014

Florence P. Keyser "Nonna" Sadly on Saturday, September 6, 2014 as the sun was shining, Florence P. Keyser peacefully passed away to claim her angel wings and to be reunited with her loving husband William Joseph Keyser, sister Rita Felton and parents Joseph and Catherine Pino. Born January 19, 1929, Mrs. Keyser grew up in Washington, DC. She was loved and cherished by all who had the...
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Wimona L. Hill

February 6, 1975 - September 3, 2014

Wimona Lucille Hill, age 39, of Laurel, MD, died Wednesday, September 3, 2014 in Laurel, MD. She was the daughter of Ronald Hill, Sr. of Laurel, MD and Martha (nee Carpenter) Hill of Mobile, AL. Wimona is survived by her son, DeShon Anderson, Jr. of Laurel, MD and her brother Ronald Hill, Jr. of Jessup, MD. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews. "Mona" was a graduate of...
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Natverbhai Sukhabhai Patel

August 15, 1939 - September 3, 2014


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June Marie Gustavson

February 20, 1949 - September 3, 2014

June Marie Gustavson, 65, of Laurel passed away on September 3, 2014 at Gilchrist Hospice Center in Columbia. She was born on February 20, 1949 in Brooklyn, New York. She was a homemaker and enjoyed traveling and crocheting. She is survived by her devoted husband of 46 years Kent Gustavson; loving children Stacey Gustavson and her husband Juber Torres and Keith Gustavson; brother Bob...
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Richard L. Fuller

March 16, 1948 - September 1, 2014

Richard L. Fuller, a resident of Stevensville, MD, passed away on Monday, September 1, 2014 at his home, at the age of 66. Rich was born on March 16, 1948 in York, PA and was the son of Anna Maria DeGennaro Fuller and the late Richard T. Fuller. After graduating Northeastern High School, Rich enlisted in the US Marine Corp and proudly served his country in Vietnam. Rich continued his education...
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Ronald N Morsberger

August 31, 2014

Ronald N. Morsberger, 74, of Laurel, Maryland, passed away at his residence on Sunday, August 31, 2014. Mr. Morsberger was born on January 14, 1940 to the late Christian W. Morsberger and Elizabeth (nee Williams) Morsberger. Besides his mother Ronald is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Carole Morsberger and his beloved children; Donna Lynn (Rene Bradley) Morsberger, David Wayne (Barbara...
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Luzviminda Monreal Benny

August 31, 2014

Luzviminda Monreal Benny died suddenly on August 31, 2014.
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Barbara D. Hill

September 13, 1951 - August 30, 2014

On August 30, 2014, Barbara D. Hill of Glen Burnie passed away at home. She was 62. She is survived by her fiancé Charles J. Young of Glen Burnie, her children Richard B. Hill and his wife Michelle of Gambrills and Catherine Y. Slavin and her husband Michael of Glen Burnie, and her grandchildren Naomi Blaine, Nisa Hill, Courtney Hill and Brandon Stum. A lifelong Glen Burnie resident, Barbara...
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Barbara Ashby

June 9, 1944 - August 30, 2014

Barbara Ashby of Severn, MD, passed away on Saturday, August 30, 2014 in Baltimore, MD. Barbara was born on June 9, 1944 in MD and was the daughter of the late Richard S. Ashby and Hazel Harried. Barbara is survived by her beloved son Sean Harrison; one brother, Wain Wright Brown; three sisters, Cynthia Wren, Crystal Ashby and Ernestine Henson; one aunt, Josephine Cooper and a host of other...
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Diane L. Randall

January 29, 1957 - August 30, 2014

Diane L. Randall, beloved wife of Lou Randall for 36 years, passed away on August 30, 2014. She was born in Maryland, to Carol Smith and the late Stephen Smith, on January 29, 1957. Diane worked for many years as a waitress at Ferdinand's Restaurant in Wheaton. Diane is also survived by her siblings Lynn Strunk, Craig Smith, Pam Davis and Jimmy Davis. A visitation will be held at the Donaldson...
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Jonathan Cooper Hall

August 29, 2014

Jonathan Cooper Hall (Jon), 53, fell asleep in death Friday, August 29, 2014 at Harbor Hospital, Baltimore MD. Jon grew up in Washington DC where he attended DC schools. He later moved to Laurel, MD with his family in 1989. For 30 years Jon worked as an elevator technician in the DC area. He is survived by his wife Susan Hall; his four daughters Virginia Hall, Lauren Longaker, Jennifer...
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Lillian Milstead

January 23, 1927 - August 28, 2014

Lillian Milstead, beloved wife of the late Earl E. Milstead, Jr., passed away on August 28, 2014. Mrs. Milstead was born in Fulton, on January 23, 1927, to the late James and Elsie Connell. She was employed by the Howard County Board of Education as a secretary. She was an active member of Emmanuel United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday school, worked with the youth group and sang in the...
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Joseph W Dorsey

August 27, 2014

Mr. Joseph W Dorsey of Laurel, MD passed away at Laurel Regional Hospital on August 27, 2014.
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Peter H. Severinsen

May 11, 1938 - August 27, 2014

Peter H. Severinsen, Sr., 76, a former electrician and mechanic for Waste Management, Inc., died August 27, 2014 at Laurel Regional Hospital. Mr. Severinsen, who lived in Laurel, was born in Baltimore, MD. In high school he excelled in boxing, wrestling and soccer. He was a US Navy veteran and worked on the USS Nautilus submarine as an electrician. He loved church music and sang in many choirs....
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Teresa Lynn Hendricks

June 15, 1960 - August 26, 2014

Teresa Lynn Hendricks passed away on August 26, 2014 at University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore. Born and raised in Mississippi, she served in the US Army National Guard as a reservist. She had also worked as a church minister of music for some time. She and her husband Jonathan are members of the Burtonsville Baptist Church, in Burtonsville, MD. The family would like to express...
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Randolph Herbert Lusk

September 22, 1927 - August 25, 2014

Randolph Herbert "Buddy" Lusk, 86, died Monday August 25, 2014 at Hillhaven Nursing Center in Adelphi, MD, of congestive heart failure. He is survived by his son, Randall Raymond Lusk; daughters Cecilia Ann Lusk, Patricia Ann Lusk-Milam and husband Thomas Duane Milam; two step-grandchildren, Thomas Andrew Milam, Sarah Beth Lott and husband Jacob Lott. Buddy was pre-deceased by his loving...
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Virginia Arthur

May 11, 1919 - August 25, 2014

Virginia Arthur, beloved wife of the late Vernon A. Arthur, passed away on Monday, August 25, 2014. She was born on May 11, 1919, in Harrisonburg, Va, to the late John and Margaret Noll. Mrs. Arthur was a resident of Laurel from 1960 until 2009 and was a member of St. Mary of the Mills Catholic Church. She was employed as a secretary for the Maryland Horsemen's Association. Virginia is survived...
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Jeanette S. Rhoad

March 15, 1933 - August 25, 2014

Jeanette Addie Sanders Rhoad was born on March 15th 1933. She passed away at the age of 81 on Monday, August 25th, 2014 at her home in Columbia, Maryland. Born the daughter of Bernard M Sanders and Addie Baldwin Sanders on the family dairy farm in rural Cordova, South Carolina. Jeanette was a high school and college basketball player at Winthrop College in Rock Hill, South Carolina. Her love of...
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James Robert Burns

March 22, 1957 - August 22, 2014

James Robert Burns, a resident of Crownsville, MD, passed away on Friday, August 22, 2014 at his residence, at the age of 57. Jimmy was born in Ottawa, Kansas and was the son of the late Robert Lee Burns and Lois Jean (Bulmer) Burns . Jimmy proudly served in the US Marine Corp from 1977 to 1981. He retired from Washington Gas Light Company after 33 years. Jimmy most enjoyed spending time with...
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Reese A. King

November 16, 1912 - August 21, 2014

Reese Arnold King was born on November 16, 1912, in Portland, Oregon and raised in Glyndon, Maryland. He graduated from Franklin High School in Reisterstown in 1929, and spent a year in 1930 at Dean Academy in Franklin, Massachusetts before leaving the academic world to assist his family by starting a life-long career in clothing sales. He served in the European theater from 1942-46 including...
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Mary F. O'Hara

August 6, 1928 - August 21, 2014


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Martin Joseph Novak

November 9, 1931 - August 21, 2014

On Thursday, August 21, 2014 Martin Joseph Novak passed away at his residence in Riderwood Village in Silver Spring, MD. Martin was a longtime resident of Laurel, MD before moving to Riderwood Village. Martin was the loving husband of Virginia "Ginny" Novak, the beloved father of Martin "Mark" Novak (and his wife Debra), John Novak (and his wife Danila) and Marla Bonner (and her husband Andy)...
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Mary "Peggy" Souder

June 9, 1932 - August 21, 2014


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Anna Marie Sherman

October 15, 1918 - August 18, 2014

Anna Marie Sherman, a lifelong resident of Laurel passed away on August 18, 2014 at her residence. She was 95. She was born on October 15, 1918 to the late Walter and Annie Dorsey. She retired as a school bus driver for Howard County after 25 years. She loved to crochet, play the slots, watch her grandchildren, and play bingo. She was also a member of the Laurel Senior Friendship Club. In...
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Richard W. Meenan

April 18, 1946 - August 17, 2014

On August 17, 2014, Richard W. "Rick" Meenan of Odenton passed away at home. He was 68. Devoted husband of the late Misao "Mi Mi" Meenan; loving father of Michelle Stepney of North Carolina and the late Philip Meenan; beloved son of Margaret M. Meenan of Pennsylvania and the late Harry J. Meenan Jr.; caring brother of David B. Meenan of New Mexico; dearest friend of Teri Gibson of Sykesville....
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David M. Barnes

March 1, 1943 - August 16, 2014

David Milton Barnes, of Severna Park, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, passed away from natural causes at the age of 71 years on Saturday morning aboard his power boat home at the Magothy Marina on the Magothy River. He was born on March 1, 1943 in Buffalo, New York, the 2nd son of Malcolm Harold Barnes and Kathryn Elkins (Longmire) Barnes. He was predeceased by an infant sister, Nancy Kathryn...
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Howard Edward Tucker, Sr.

February 7, 1928 - August 15, 2014

Howard E. Tucker, Sr. of Laurel passed away on Friday, August 15, 2014. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Esther O. Tucker. Also surviving are four children Bennie J. Northcraft and husband Scott, Nancy L. Kissner and husband Ed, Patricia A. Rogers and husband Vince, and Howard E. Tucker, Jr. and husband Patrick, 10 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and two loving sisters Mary...
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Corneal Craighton

July 25, 1938 - August 15, 2014


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Aiden James Taylor

July 17, 2014 - August 14, 2014

Baby Aiden James Taylor of Laurel, MD passed away on Thursday, August 14, 2014 at Children's National Medical Center in Washington, DC. Aiden was born July 17, 2014 at Laurel Regional Hospital in Laurel, MD to Willie James Taylor, III and Nicole Marie (Kelley) Taylor at 2:49 p.m. In addition to his loving parents, Aiden leaves to celebrate his life his loving and proud big brother, Brayden...
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Ronald "Ronman" Keesee

February 10, 1951 - August 13, 2014

Ronald Dean Keesee ("Ronman") passed away on August 13, 2014. Born in Washington, DC, he resided in the Laurel area for most of his life. He was a veteran of the US Army. He was an active member of American Legion Post #60 where he had served on the Executive Committee. Ronman was retired from the WSSC where he had worked as a Water and Sewer Design Technician. He loved to fish, golf, and...
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Ella Lucille Tucker

September 10, 1924 - August 12, 2014

Ella Lucille Tucker passed away on Tuesday, August 12, 2014. She was married to Earl John Tucker for 49 years at the time of his passing in 1991. She had two children, Mary Elizabeth Harley (Kirby) and Thomas Tucker (Bonnie), who has also predeceased her. Lucille had four granddaughters Teresa Spain (Philip), Shirley Murdock, Sharon Stevens (William), and Tara Bowen. Lucille was fortunate...
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Eleanor Jane Poe

October 15, 1929 - August 9, 2014

Eleanor Jane Poe, 84, passed away on August 9, 2014 at Dennett Road Manor Nursing Home in Oakland, MD. She was born on October 15, 1929 to the late Lloyd and Ruth Miles in Scaggsville, MD. She was a resident of the Laurel/Scaggsville area until 1994 before moving to Elkridge and later to Oakland in 2011. She graduated from Clarksville School and retired as an administrative assistant for...
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Elmer Frederick Powell, Sr.

June 21, 1930 - August 7, 2014

Elmer Frederick Powell, Sr. of Laurel, MD, beloved husband, father, and grandfather passed away on Thursday, August 7, 2014 at Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring, MD. Elmer was born on June 21, 1930 in Edmonston, MD and was the son of the late Walter Albert Powell and Rose Isabel (Garner) Powell. Fresh out of school he was called upon to serve his country on the front lines of the Korean war...
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Bertrand Pierre Morel

March 5, 1923 - August 7, 2014

Bertrand Pierre Morel, age 91, passed away on Thursday, August 7, 2014, at his residence in Laurel, MD. Bertrand was born on March 5, 1923 in Paris, France to the late Fernand Morel and the late Jeanne (nee Payet) Morel. At the age of 7 he moved to the United States, specifically New York and eventually his family settled in Rutherford, New Jersey. He returned to Paris with his family in...
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Elizabeth "Betty" Mazzuca

July 6, 1933 - August 6, 2014

Elizabeth Anne (Betty) Mazzuca of Laurel, MD passed away at the age of 81 on Wednesday August 6, 2014. Betty was born in St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada to Richard Woolridge and Elizabeth McGrath Woolridge. Betty was one of 14 children. She is survived by her husband, Richard (Dick) Mazzuca and their children: Donna (Victor), Michael (Virginia), Anthony, Richard (Bonnie), and Elizabeth....
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Alice G. Duvall

June 17, 1934 - August 5, 2014

Alice G. Duvall, 80, a resident of Halethorpe, passed away on Tuesday August 5, 2014. Ms. Duvall was a former resident of Laurel and member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and was a current member of Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church in Arbutus. She was born on June 17, 1934, to the late Howard and Alice Boyle, in New York. Alice is the loving mother of Alice Duvall, Theresa Duvall Stolzenbach,...
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Sushila Arulsigamoni

April 14, 1922 - August 4, 2014

On Monday, August 4, 2014, Sushila Arulsigamoni of Silver Spring, MD passed away at the Holy Cross Hospital. She was the beloved wife of the late Dr. A. Arulsigamoni and is the loving mother of Manorama David, Paul Kumar, David Jeyasunder and Andy Sigamoni: sister of Shantha Paul and Prema Swamidoss. Also survived by 5 grand children and 2 great-grand children. She was preceded in death by her...
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Judith Xandra (Agee) Sandoz

January 29, 1933 - August 4, 2014

Judith Xandra (Agee) Sandoz, a resident of Silver Spring, MD, passed away on Monday, August 4, 2014 at her residence, at the age of 81. Judy was born on January 29, 1933 in Williamson, WV to the late Linwood Agee and Olive (Young) Mathers. Judy is survived by her four children, Leigh Leverrier and her husband, Rick, Tom Sandoz, III and his partner, Will Crower, Leslie Sandoz and Mitchell...
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Paula Kennedy Montrie

August 3, 2014

At the request of the family, please dress casual. No somber clothes as this is a celebration of Paula's amazing life.
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Keith Lloyd

August 2, 2014

Keith Lloyd passed away peacefully at his residence on Aug. 2, 2014. There are no services scheduled at this time.
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Charlotte M. Wilson

July 14, 1926 - July 31, 2014

Charlotte M. Wilson, a resident of Gambrills, MD, passed away on Thursday, July 31, 2014 at the Mandrin Inpatient Care Center in Harwood, MD, at the age of 88. Charlotte was born on July 14, 1926 in Rainelle, WV and was the daughter of the late Ira Martin and Noka (Smith) Martin. Charlotte is survived by her loving daughter, Judy Wilson of Gambrills, MD. She is preceded in death by her husband,...
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Patricia Parrish Casey

May 25, 1942 - July 30, 2014

Patricia Parrish Casey of Annapolis, Maryland, passed away on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 in Hanover, Maryland. Patricia was born on May 25, 1942 and was the daughter of the late Eldon and Marye Parrish. Patricia was an active member of St. Mary's Parish in Annapolis and often gave her free time to help others. Patricia was a successful Real Estate agent in the Annapolis area and loved working...
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Mildred Emily Queen

April 4, 1923 - July 28, 2014

Mildred Emily "Millie", "Emmy" Dare Queen, age 91, died on Monday, July 28, 2014 peacefully at her home. She was born on April 4, 1923, in Laurel, Md. to Myrtle Pansey and Martin Luther Dare. She was retired from the Prince George's County Public School System where she worked in food services. On December 21, 1940, Mildred married Preston Emory Queen, and had five children, Preston Howard...
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John McCarron

October 20, 1963 - July 27, 2014

John J. McCarron of Beltsville passed away on July 27th, 2014 in Chicago, IL. Though born in Bronx, NY on October 20, 1963, he called Beltsville home for the past 24 years. John was a loving husband to Julie (nee Goeller). John was an incredible father to his children, Tara Wheeland and her husband Daniel of Chicago and Mary of Washington, D.C. and a caring brother to Mary Sheridan, and Andrew,...
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Helen T. Taylor

March 28, 1932 - July 27, 2014

Helena Teresa Taylor (Helen) passed away on Sunday, July 27, 2014 at The Patuxent River Health & Rehab. Center in Laurel, Maryland. Mrs. Taylor was born on March 28, 1932 in Roselle, New Jersey to Timothy & Catherine (nee Delaney) Cadigan. Mrs. Taylor grew up in Paw Paw, West Virginia and graduated from Paw Paw High School. It was in Paw Paw, where she met her husband, Neil Taylor. They...
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James Carroll O'Brien, Sr.

November 11, 1932 - July 26, 2014

James Carroll O'Brien, Sr., passed away on Saturday, July 26, 2014 at Baltimore Washington Medical Center in Glen Burnie, MD, at the age of 81. James was born on November 11, 1932 in Baltimore, MD and was the son of the late Francis C. O'Brien and Sarah ( Whitehead) O'Brien. James is survived by his three loving children, Marianne Clawson, of Glen Burnie, MD, Shane O'Brien of Pasadena, MD and...
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James M. Wheatley, Jr.

August 18, 1931 - July 26, 2014

James M. Wheatley, Jr., a long time resident of Laurel and Savage, MD passed away on Saturday, July 26, 2014, at the age of 82, surrounded by his loving family. Jim is survived by his beloved wife of 62 years, Dorothy (Kelly) Wheatley; five loving children, Joanne (Wheatley) Graf and her husband, Philip, James Wheatley, III, Alise (Wheatley) Walters, William Wheatley and Dorothy Wheatley;...
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John R. Kerr

November 13, 1913 - July 25, 2014

John Ralph Kerr, 100, of Dayton, Maryland, passed away Friday, July 25, 2014. Born November 13, 1913 in Mt. Ulla, North Carolina, he was the son of John Roy Kerr and Minnie Belk Kerr. Born a farmer, John moved to Washington DC in 1936 and became a freight auditor with what is now known as the General Accountability Office. He served as an airplane mechanic during World War II. John enjoyed...
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Wayne Delmer Judy

May 11, 1934 - July 22, 2014

On Tuesday, July 22, 2014, Wayne D. Judy of West Laurel, MD, passed away peacefully at his residence after a lengthy illness. He was surrounded by family which included this beloved wife of 58 years, Mary G. (Gen) Judy and devoted children Wayne David Judy (Cindy) of Terra Alta, WVA and Kathy Lynn Muth (Mike) of Raleigh, NC. He is survived by four granddaughters: Alicia Rosser, Andi Bunting,...
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Sherry Denise Knocke Rock

May 3, 1965 - July 21, 2014

Sherry Denise Knocke Rock passed away on July 21, 2014 in Newark, Delaware. Born in Ft. Meade, MD, she was the daughter of Mervin and Norma Deweese Knocke. She had worked with computers as a Quality Assurance Manager. Sherry loved the beach and dolphins, she was an Orioles fan, and loved the color purple. She is survived by her children Brady and Lindsey, her brother David Knocke, and sister...
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Frank W. Bopp

July 7, 1928 - July 17, 2014

Frank W. Bopp passed away peacefully at his home on Thursday, July 17, 2014. He was born in Iowa and has lived in the area for over 50 years. He and his wife Thelma married in Blessed Sacrament Parish in Washington, DC on May 6, 1961. Mr. Bopp had a long career in the federal government having worked for the Dept. of the Army in mapping services and did some photography work for them, which he...
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Eva Marie Nichols

September 16, 1934 - July 17, 2014

Eva Marie Nichols, age 79, of Elkridge, MD, died Thursday, July 17, 2014, at Gilchrist Hospice Care - Howard County in Columbia, MD. Eva was born, raised and lived her life in Laurel before moving to Elkridge 20 years ago. She was the daughter of the late Thomas Woody and the late Ethel (nee Wines) Woody. She was the mother of Kenneth Nichols of Laurel, MD, Shirley Martin of Fishersville...
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Shawn Moore

November 28, 1973 - July 16, 2014


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Mildred Delores Horton

February 1, 1932 - July 16, 2014


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Antonina Faudale

March 2, 1921 - July 16, 2014

Mrs. Antonina Faudale passed away on Wednesday with her family at her side. Formerly of Silver Spring, she 's lived in Laurel for the past year. She was an exceptional seamstress and loved working in her garden. She was a wonderful mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother who will be missed by all. Mrs. Faudale is preceded in death by her husband Joseph, sister Carmela Giuliano, and brother...
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Edward Joseph Mulligan

March 31, 1929 - July 14, 2014

On Monday, July 14, 2014, Edward Mulligan of Silver Spring, MD and Drum Point, MD, passed away at the Sanctuary at Holy Cross Nursing Facility in Silver Spring, MD. Ed was the loving husband for 65 years of Joan Mulligan. He is also survived by his sister-in-law Doris Dowling and his niece Donna Ballard and nephew Robert Dowling. Ed is also survived by many family and friends. Family and...
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Ericka T. Piera

July 27, 1989 - July 14, 2014

Ericka T. Piera, 24, passed away on July 13, 2014. She was born July 27, 1989 to Anthony Piera and the late Tammy Sener. She graduated from Reservoir High School and attended both Howard and Anne Arundel Community College. Ericka worked for her father at Mike's Crab House and also worked with her grandmother at Senate Insurance. In addition to her father, Ericka is survived by her sister...
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Leonardo "Lalo" Martinez

November 6, 1918 - July 11, 2014

DON LEONARDO MARTÍNEZ ACCOMPLISHED HIS MISSION A Full Lifetime of Duty, Honor, and Country By Sam Rodríguez Last Saturday I got the unavoidable call. On Friday night, I went to visit Don Leonardo Martínez at the hospital and realized that he had little time left and was saying his last goodbye. Seeing Don Leonardo, I realized that he had fulfilled his mission with us and now he was...
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Laudis Allen Turney, Jr.

November 5, 1946 - July 11, 2014

Laudis A. Turney, Jr., son of Laudis and Sara (nee Harris) Turney. Born on November 5, 1946 and passed away on Friday, July 11, 2014 at the age of 67. Laudis graduated from Laurel High School in 1964 and attended the University of Maryland for 2 years before enlisting in the U.S. Navy. He served aboard the USS William R. Rush, (D.D. 714). While onboard the "Rush" he visited Istanbul, Turkey...
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Genita Ingram

May 28, 1962 - July 11, 2014


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Luiz Carlos Azevedo

May 6, 1945 - July 10, 2014

Luiz Carlos Azevedo,69, of Germantown, MD passed away on July 10, 2014 at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital. He was born on May 6, 1945 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Born and raised in Brazil, he worked as an Automotive Technician for over 45 years. He came to the United States in 1999 and started a House Cleaning business with his wife. In his spare time, he was a fisherman. He is survived by his...
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Denise Marie Thomson

June 29, 1953 - July 10, 2014

She left behind a husband of 43 years David Thomson. 2 sons Scott Thomson and his wife Lea Thomson, Danny Thomson and Kelly Thomson. Also 9 Grand Children Kimmy, Kristin, Scott, Kellie, Brent, Daniel, Jacob, Emily and Connor. 2 Great Grand Children. Also her best friend Sissy of many years.
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William R. Barger

April 4, 1918 - July 9, 2014

William Raymond Barger, age 96, of Gambrills, MD, passed away on Wednesday, July 9, 2014. He was born April 4, 1918, in Baltimore and was known as Ray to family and friends in his younger years. Bill was the son of Maurice Stabler Barger and Elsie Elizabeth "Lizzie" Emrine. His older sister Mary Elizabeth Barger passed away as a child in 1928 and his younger brother George Frank Joseph Barger...
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Robin J. Powell

March 29, 1963 - July 8, 2014

Robin J. Powell, a resident of Elkridge, MD, passed away on Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at University of Maryland Medical Center, at the age of 51. Robin was born on March 29, 1963 in Laurel, MD and was the daughter of Ronald Spencer and Joyce (nee Tyler ) Spencer. Robin was cheerful and kind and devoted to her family and friends. She loved fishing, camping, yard sales and flea markets. She was an...
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Joseph F. Iannaconi

January 5, 1917 - July 7, 2014

Joseph F. Iannaconi of Laurel, Maryland, formerly of Berkeley Township, passed away on Monday July 7, 2014 at Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring, MD. Born in Hoboken, NJ he lived in Jersey City before moving to Berkeley Township in 1985. He was in Sales Purchasing with Sherwatt Company in New York City, NY for many years. Mr. Iannaconi proudly served in the US Navy during WW II for which he...
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Ronald Warren Merson, "Ronnie"

March 2, 1935 - July 7, 2014

Ronald W. Merson, 79, of West River, MD passed away on July 7, 2014 at Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis. He was born on March 2, 1935 to the late LeRoy and Bertha Merson. He retired from the Plumbers Union Local 5. He is survived by his beloved wife of 62 years Peggy Merson; loving children Peggy Gough (John), Mark Merson, Eric Merson (Martha), Ronnie Merson, Jr. (Sherry), Kyle...
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James Andrew Whinnie

February 5, 1937 - July 4, 2014


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Bienvenido Sicat

March 22, 1926 - July 4, 2014


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Lydia "Anna" Merson

February 24, 1928 - July 3, 2014

Anna Merson, 86, of Elkridge, Md and formerly of the Laurel/Beltsville area passed away July 3, 2014 at Gilchrist Hospice Center in Columbia. She was born February 24, 1928 to the late James W. and Mrytle Warner. Anna enjoyed bingo and traveling to Atlantic City to play the slots. She retired many years ago as a Technician for Electronics. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by...
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Patricia Nell Higdon

July 3, 2014

On Thursday, July 3, 2014 God gained a new angel singing for Him in heaven. Patricia Nell Higdon, also known as Patty Burke, passed away at home with her family with her. Born and raised in Johnson City, TN she was the daughter of Garrett Roscoe and Nellie Mae Brummit Sorrell. She has been in Maryland for over 50 years. Mrs. Higson is predeceased by her parents and two sisters. She is survived...
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Susan J. Abolins

November 9, 1949 - July 3, 2014

Memorial Contributions may be made to The Seeing Eye, Inc., P.O. Box 375, Morristown, NJ 07963-0375 or at www.seeingeye.org.
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Saneh Lata

September 25, 1925 - July 2, 2014


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Glenndon L. Bendzen

August 7, 1944 - July 1, 2014

On July 1, 2014, Glenndon "Glenn" L. Bendzen of Pasadena, also know by his CB handle "Popeye" passed away at home. Loving husband of Lois A. Bendzen (nee Potts) for 18 years. He proudly served his country as a member of the U.S. Marines and was also a member of the Knights of Columbus Council #10966. Glenn was a truck driver for Overnight Transport (later UPS) and retired after 23 years. He...
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Samantha Ruiz Smith

July 4, 1983 - June 29, 2014


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Lloyd Wayne Barton

November 2, 1946 - June 27, 2014

Lloyd Wayne Barton of Columbia, Maryland died on Friday June 27, 2014 at the age of 67, at the Washington Medical Center, in Washington DC of a heart attack. Lloyd was born in Maryland on Nov. 2, 1946, to the late Harry C. Barton Jr and the late Mary Abby Barton [nee Dorsey]. His hometown was Laurel, MD, however, he attended school also at Church Farm School in Paoli, PA and graduated from...
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