Our Obituaries

Wayne Delmer Judy

May 11, 1934 - July 22, 2014

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Emmanuel Prophete

September 25, 1992 - June 26, 2014

Emmanuel ¨Booby¨ Prophete was born on September 25, 1992 in Long Island, New York to Michelle Gauvin. He departed this life on June 26, 2014. Emmanuel was raised in New York and moved to Laurel, Maryland at the age of ten to be closer to his aunts and cousins. He graduated from Laurel High School in June 2010. He attended Laurel College while working as a supervisor for FedEx. Emmanuel is...
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Lorraine Carr Lilley

November 8, 1923 - June 25, 2014

Lorraine Carr Lilley, 90, formerly of Savage, died on June 25th at her residence at Harmony Hall in Columbia. She was born November 8, 1923 in Baltimore, the daughter of L. Edwin and Ina Bird Carr. Mrs. Lilley was a life-long resident of Howard County, having lived most of her life in or near Savage. She graduated from Elkridge High School and later attended Strayer Business School in ...
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Mary Dantes Male Doyle

February 19, 1940 - June 23, 2014

M. Dantes Doyle (age 74) On June 23, 2014, Dantes Doyle of Laurel, MD, peacefully passed away at Holy Cross Hospital. She was born on February 19, 1940 in Somerset, PA to her parents Ruth Armstrong and Willard Male. She was raised in Somerset and later graduated from Wilson College in Chambersburg, PA with a degree in German. She met her late husband, Richard G. Doyle, while working at NSA. ...
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Michael P. Roth

February 9, 1982 - June 21, 2014

Michael P. Roth passed away on June 21, 2014 at Washington Adventist Hospital, Takoma Park, MD. He was a member of the IBEW Local #26. The family has requested in lieu of flowers. Those who wish may make a donation in Michael's name to the Washington Animal Rescue League (www.warl.org).
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Frances Ricciardella Faina

March 30, 1923 - June 20, 2014

Frances Ricciardella Faina passed away on Friday, June 20, 2014. She is preceded in death by her beloved husband Arthur, and her brothers Anthony and Joseph Ricciardella. She is survived by her dear sisters and brothers Anna Froio, Antoinette Wirth, Delores DeMino, Donald and Dominic Ricciardella. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to a charity of your choice.
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Don Anthony Meyers

October 28, 1969 - June 19, 2014

Mr. Don A. Meyers of Laurel, MD, passed away on Thursday, June 19, 2014 at Mandrin House Hospice, Harwood MD with his family by his side. Born and raised in New Orleans, LA, he relocated to Maryland 10 years ago. He was employed by the Montgomery County Department of Corrections as a Work Release Coordinator. He was a parishioner of St. Mary of the Mills Catholic Church in Laurel. Mr. Meyers...
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James B. "JB" Burford, Sr.

March 25, 1920 - June 17, 2014

James Bayard Burford, Sr., age 94, of Silver Spring, MD, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, June 17, 2014. He is survived by his loving wife of 71 years, Dorothy, sons James Jr. (Anne), Rodney (Patti), daughter Jo Anna MacMullen (Tom), 12 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Family will receive friends at Donaldson Funeral Home, 313 Talbott Avenue, Laurel, MD, on Friday, June 20, from 2-4...
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Angelina Scheffer

June 25, 1930 - June 12, 2014


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Nicoletta Leonard

September 28, 1931 - June 12, 2014

Nicoletta "Nicki" Mary Leonard passed away peacefully in her sleep the morning of Thursday June 12, 2014 in her residence at Morningside House of Laurel. Born in Greensburg, PA Sept 28, 1931, she was the oldest daughter of six children of the late Flora and Dominic Detore. She attended Greensburg High School and after graduation she went on to become a secretary for Walworth Company. On...
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Adron Malone Tidwell

January 22, 1930 - June 11, 2014

Born January 22, 1930 in Rogersville Alabama, to Thomas Tidwell & Ludie May Trousdale. Adron served in the US Air Force attaining the rank of Sargent, until honorably discharged in December 1949. On June 4, 1949, he married Mary Virginia Thigpen. He lived in College Park, MD and worked as a crossing guard for Prince George's County after retiring from Mrs. Smith's Bakery in 1993. He is survived...
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Harry H. Buchanan, Jr.

June 3, 1949 - June 8, 2014


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Goldie Diggs James

October 12, 1938 - June 8, 2014

Goldie Diggs James was born as a twin in Suffolk, Virginia on October 12, 1938, to the late Lottie Diggs and late Garland Diggs. She worked for New York Founding Hospital in New York City in the housekeeping division, until she became disabled in 1979. Goldie moved to Laurel, Maryland 2006 to live close to her only surviving child, Anthony. It was here that she gained so many new friends at...
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Julio Cesar De Leon

January 10, 1962 - June 8, 2014

On Sunday, June 8, 2014, Julio Cesar De Leon Bran departed this earthly realm into the waiting arms of our Lord. He was born January 10, 1962 to Ms. Ernestina Bran and Rodolfo De Leon, in Guatemala. He was the youngest of four brothers. The family later moved to Washington D.C., where he spent all of his youth. His first job was at Woodley Supermarket in his teenage years. Then he worked with...
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Mabel Litchfield

September 24, 1925 - June 6, 2014

Mabel Alice Litchfield, a Laurel resident since 1979, passed away peacefully on Friday June 6, 2014. Mabel was born in Bladensburg, MD, on September 24, 1925, to the late Wallace and Sarah Littleford. She worked for Sears, for more than 30 years, as an accountant and division manager. She loved spending time with her family and being a member of the Pythian Sisters, Eastern Star and Laurel...
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Anthony Strank

June 21, 1919 - June 1, 2014

Anthony Strank, 94, of Laurel, Maryland died June 1, 2014. Known to his friends as Tony. Son of the late Joseph and Mary (Kovalchik) Strank, he was born on June 21, 1919 in Franklin Borough. Tony's parents immigrated from Jarabina, Czechoslovakia and he was the youngest of 11 children who grew up in Franklin Borough. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his brothers, Joseph,...
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Stephen Edward McCulloh

February 24, 1949 - May 31, 2014

Stephen Edward McCulloh, 65, of Laurel passed away on Saturday, May 31, 2014 at Cherry Lane Nursing Center. He was born on February 24, 1949 to Norma M. and the late Alfred E. McCulloh. He attended Laurel High School and graduated from Zama High School in Japan. Stephen loved to fish and worked for GE Electric. In addition to his father, Stephen was preceded in death by his son Adam...
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Jennie Lee Kalie

April 10, 1927 - May 28, 2014

*Please note updated funeral service time.* On Wednesday, May 28, 2014, Jennie Lee Kalie departed this life peacefully for the next life, at Howard County General Hospital. Jennie Lee was the loving wife, for 55 years, to John E. Kalie with whom she spent countless hours with family and volunteering for many groups and organizations in the Laurel area, where she has lived since 1959. She was...
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James Neal Robinson

July 11, 1949 - May 28, 2014

James Neal Robinson, 64, of Scaggsville, Maryland passed away unexpectedly on May 28th at his home in Scaggsville. He was born on July 11th, 1949 in Jarrettsville, MD to Donald Robinson Sr. and Helen Gross Robinson. In 1967, Jim graduated from Randolph-Macon Academy in Front Royal, VA, enlisting in the United States Army shortly thereafter. He served 5 years as an enlisted soldier in the Army...
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William Walter Schmidt, Sr.

June 22, 1928 - May 24, 2014

William Walter Schmidt, Sr., 85, of Cole Camp, MO, formerly of Laurel, Maryland, died Saturday, May 24, 2014, at University of Missouri Hospital, Columbia, MO. He was born on June 22, 1928, at Chicago, Illinois, a son of Walter Rudolph and Anna (Kuenzi) Schmidt. At the age of 8, he moved to Maryland On April 19, 1952, in Laurel, MD, he was united in marriage to Mary Darlene Kennedy, who...
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Brenda Marie Stello

January 30, 1964 - May 23, 2014

Brenda Marie Stello, a life-long resident of Beltsville, MD, passed away on Friday May 23, 2014 at the Howard County General Hospital. Mrs. Stello was born in Cheverly, MD, on January 30, 1964, to Alvin R. Michael, Jr. and the late Evelyn Michael. In addition to her father, Brenda is survived by her loving husband, of 31, years Michael F. Stello, numerous family members including aunts, uncles,...
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Betty Brown Clark

March 21, 1926 - May 18, 2014

Betty Clark, beloved wife for 60 years of the late Jack Clark, passed away on Sunday May 18, 2014. Mrs. Clark was born in Maryland on March 21, 1926 to Laurence and Helen Brown. She met the love of her life, Jack, in California, during WW II and they were married in Vallejo, CA in January 1946. Betty was active with family and school activities, church and girl scouts. She was a volunteer with...
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Colleen Una Colburn

February 5, 1935 - May 18, 2014

Colleen Una Colburn, , age 79, of Highland, MD, died Sunday, May 18, 2014, at Howard County General Hospital in Columbia, MD. Colleen was born on February 5, 1935 in Wisconsin to the late Adam Lipka and the late Loie (nee Hayes) Lipka. She relocated to Maryland in 1958 and eventually to Highland, MD in 1983 Colleen taught Art at Dunloggin Middle School in Ellicott City, Maryland for 18...
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Steven C. Chandler

April 10, 1947 - May 16, 2014

Steven C Chandler 67 passed away peaceful at Johns Hopkins Hospital Baltimore Maryland. Steve was born to Morgan 'Pete' Mason and Beatrice Phillips in Pocatello, Idaho on April 10, 1947. Steve was later to be adopted by his dad, Sam Chandler. Steve graduated from Marsh Valley High School a week before entering United States Air Force in May of 1965. He began his computer training there and...
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Betty M. Blackard

December 31, 1930 - May 16, 2014

Betty Marie Francis Blackard, 83, of Jessup passed away at Gilchrist Hospice in Columbia on May 16, 2014. She was born on December 31, 1930 in Washington, D.C. to the late Hugh V. and Carrie Mae Francis. She is survived by her loving children; Diane Hedlund, Kathy Murphy, Fred Hodges, Darleen Hodges, and Lee Blackard, Jr.; sister Nancy Pettit; devoted grandchildren Tammy Bartee, Carrie Snoots,...
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John "Jack" J. McGee

October 29, 1928 - May 11, 2014

John "Jack" J. McGee, 85, of Annapolis, MD, formerly of Sugarloaf, PA, died Sunday May 11, 2014 at the Anne Arundel Medical Center, Annapolis, MD. Born October 29, 1928 in West Hazelton, PA, son of Daniel and Bridget McGee. John was a graduate of West Hazelton High School Class of 1946, a graduate of Penn State University with a degree in Aerospace Engineering and a veteran of the Korean War. He...
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Richard T. Stellabuto

July 21, 1939 - May 10, 2014

Richard T. Stellabuto, beloved husband of the late Doris Stellabuto, passed away on May 10, 2014 at his home in Jessup, MD. He was born on July 21, 1939, in Punxsutawney, PA, to Antonio and Margaret Stellabotta. Mr. Stellabuto was a computer programmer, for 30 years, at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory. He is survived by his sons Scott J. Stellabuto, Anthony Stellabuto and Richard M....
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Oliver F. "Bear" Hanvey, Jr.

February 22, 1948 - May 9, 2014

Oliver F. "Bear" Hanvey, Jr., 66, of Laurel passed away on May 9, 2014. He was born on February 22, 1948 to the late Oliver and Catherine Hanvey in Virginia. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister Thelma Lowery. He is survived by his children Anthony Hanvey and his wife Sheila of Purcellville, VA and Lisa Hanvey of Winchester, VA; siblings Cathy Pugh and Lee...
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Joseph Bobinski

February 16, 1954 - May 8, 2014

Joseph P. Bobinski, 60, of Scaggsville, Maryland passed away peacefully on May 8, 2014 surrounded by his family after a 10 year battle with Prostate Cancer. Born February 16, 1954 in Stamford, Connecticut, he was the son of Paul Leo and Josephine Grabowski Bobinski of Niantic, Connecticut. Besides his parents, he is survived by his beloved wife Kimberle Rehborn Bobinski , whom he married on...
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Lee D. "Leo" Miller, Jr.

November 13, 1930 - May 7, 2014

Lee Dorset (Leo) Miller Jr., age 83, of Glenelg, MD passed Wednesday May 7th 2014 at Johns Hopkins University Hospital in Baltimore, MD. Lee was born on November 13, 1930 in Laurel, MD to the late Lee D. Miller and the late Jessie (nee Landon) Miller. Lee was raised in Laurel and graduated from Laurel High School. During his school age days, Leo worked for the Gude Brothers helping tend to...
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Duane Ashton Ross

August 13, 1985 - May 5, 2014

Duane Ashton Ross, 28, passed away on May 5, 2014 in Des Moines, Iowa where he has resided for the past 2 years. He was born on August 13, 1985 to Duane and Lisa C. Ross in Takoma Park, MD. He graduated from Atholton High School in 2003. He attended Howard Community College for one and a half years. Duane enjoyed playing basketball with friends and playing the video game Madden NFL. He was...
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Sandra Frances Schneider

March 4, 1944 - May 4, 2014

Sandra Schneider (birth name Sandra Frances Green), 70, departed this life after a brief illness on May 4, 2014 in the comfort of her own home with her daughter by her side in Laurel, Maryland. Born March 4, 1944 in Baltimore, Maryland to the late Carolyn Cole and Jerome Green of Baltimore, Maryland and a mother to the late Kirk Wright. She was affectionately known by her family and lifetime...
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Derek John Thiessen

October 25, 1934 - May 4, 2014

Col. Derek John Thiessen was born in Fairbanks, Alaska Territory, Oct. 25, 1934 to Ellen (Larsen) and John Jackson Thiessen. His childhood was spent exploring California and nearby states with his family as they followed his father's mining career. He graduated from Nevada City (CA) High School in 1952 and from the University of California-Berkeley in 1957. He joined the US Army and served his...
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James E. Love

September 9, 1926 - May 3, 2014

James E. Love, a former Hanover resident, passed away at his residence in Hedgesville, WV on Saturday, May 3, 2014. Mr. Love was born in Virginia, to William and Mary Love, on September 9, 1926. He is survived by his children Annette Louise Love, William T. Love and Jeffrey David Hedrick. He is also survived by 9 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife...
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Normand Joseph Chagnon

November 21, 1933 - May 3, 2014


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Howard Raymond Martin, Jr.

October 3, 1955 - May 3, 2014


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Hatsue Bess

January 19, 1926 - May 3, 2014


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Thomas David Rondeau

February 18, 1937 - May 2, 2014


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Perihan Atay

April 12, 1927 - May 1, 2014


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Carmen Padilla

April 28, 1923 - April 30, 2014


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Paul Gerhard "Fritzie" Keller

May 16, 1940 - April 29, 2014

Paul Gerhard "Fritzie" Keller, age 73, of Laurel, MD, died Tuesday, April 29, 2014, at Laurel Regional Hospital in Laurel, MD. He was born on May 16, 1940 and was the son of the late Gerhard Keller and Ilse (nee Krug) Keller. and raised in rural Berks County, PA. Paul graduated from Oley Valley Area High School in 1959. After high school Paul attended Albright College in Reading, PA. ...
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Theresa Ann Karwoski

November 8, 1928 - April 26, 2014

Theresa A. Karwoski was born on 8 November 1928. She was the faithful wife of John H. Karwoski for the last 63 years and was the loving mother of 7 children, devoted grandmother of 10 children and a great-grandmother of 2 children. On the morning of 26 April 2014, God's finger touched her, and then she slept.
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Joaquim Alexandre Vicente

January 4, 1934 - April 24, 2014

On April 24, 2014, Joaquim Alexandre Vicente passed away at his residence, he was 80 years old. Joaquim is survived by his wife Alice and two children Matilde Mendes and Ilidio Vicente. Also survived by two grandchildren and a great grandchild.
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Jennifer L. Coleman

April 29, 1963 - April 23, 2014

Jennifer Lynne COLEMAN (nee KELLEY), April 29, 1963 – April 23, 2014 It is with the deepest sorrow that the family of Jennifer Lynne COLEMAN, nee KELLEY, announces her passing which occurred on Wednesday April 23, 2014. Jennifer was the wife of Charles Edward "Eddie" COLEMAN, of Pasadena, MD; the mother of Jason Edward BROWN (Magda), of Frederick, MD; the daughter of Dennis Ray and Martha...
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Carrol Ann Hall

December 8, 1950 - April 21, 2014

Carrol Ann Hall died peacefully on April 21, 2014 at the age of 63. Born December 8, 1950 at the Bolling Air Force Base, an Army brat to Charles and Audrey "Ginny" Corn. She is survived by her husband Gary L. Hall, daughter Michelle Leigh Hall, son Stephen L. Hall, daughter-in-law Anne Hall and her beloved granddaughter Madison Audrey. She also leaves behind two sisters, Sharon and Deborah and a...
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Harold Thomas Woods

March 29, 1936 - April 20, 2014

Harold Thomas Woods of Jessup, Maryland passed away on April 20th at Baltimore Washington Medical Center in Glen Burnie, MD. Harold was born in Cumberland, KY and before moving to Maryland travelled the world when he was serving in the Navy. He met Barbara Woods in Kentucky and they were married for over 40 years until her passing in 2003. Harold worked as a Barber/Master Barber at Calverton...
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Constance Temple Miller

October 6, 1944 - April 20, 2014

Constance Alverta Miller (Temple), 69, passed away on April 20, 2014 on Easter Sunday. She was born on October 6, 1944 in Washington, D.C. to the late Timothy and Myrtle Temple. She grew up in Hyattsville, MD. She graduated from Northwestern High School in 1962. She enjoyed motorcycle riding, family and spending time with her grandchildren. She worked for the federal government with the...
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Neil S. Llewellyn

September 4, 1930 - April 20, 2014

Neil S. Llewellyn, 83, passed away on April 20, 2014 at his residence in Riderwood in Silver Spring. He was born on September 4, 1930 to the late Cornelius and Elizabeth Llewellyn. He was a graduate of Penn State and received his Master's from Wharton School of Business. He served in the United States Air Force and retired from the Interstate Commerce Commission. He was a long time member of...
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Lucia Simonds

February 19, 1930 - April 19, 2014

Lucia Simonds, age 84, of North Beach, MD, died Saturday, April 19, 2014, at Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis, MD. Lucia was born on 02/19/1930 in Camden, NJ and was one of three children. She married her one and only love on December 3, 1952 and they were married for 52 years at the time of his death. Lucia was employed by the University Of Maryland and retired from there in the...
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Marie Anne (Marrianne) Fincham

July 4, 1955 - April 17, 2014

Marie Anne (Marrianne) Fincham, age 58, of Westminster, MD, died Thursday, April 17, 2014, at Dove House of Carroll County Hospice in Westminster, MD. Marrianne was born and raised in Laurel, MD and attended St. Mary's School through 8th grade before attending Atholton High School, graduating in 1973. Marriainne worked at Gino's and McDonalds after High School before moving on to work at...
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Joan Marie Hall

January 20, 1929 - April 16, 2014

Joan Marie Hall, age 85, of Laurel, MD, died Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at Laurel Regional Hospital in Laurel, MD. Joan was a longtime resident of Maryland City and was employed by the National Security Agency as an Executive Secretary. Joan was born on January 20, 1929 in South Dakota to the Louis Sowles and the late Mildred (nee Buchana) Sowles. She was living in Oregon before her...
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Robert G. Borst

November 1, 1922 - April 16, 2014

Robert Borst, born November 1, 1922, longtime resident of Laurel, MD, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by family on April 16, 2014. Robert served as a navigator-bombardier in the United States Army Air Corp during WWII. He was shot down over Holland during his 13th mission on August 15, 1944. After saving the life of the nose gunner by releasing his hatch door and enabling the...
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Michael Robert Grogan, Sr.

May 20, 1948 - April 14, 2014

Michael Robert Grogan, Sr., 65, a resident of Laurel passed away on April 14, 2014 at his home. He was born on May 20, 1948 to the late Archibald Joseph and Laura Mae Grogan in North Carolina. He graduated from High Point High School in Beltsville in 1967. He was once very active in racing Go-Karts and riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle. He loved attending car events to show off his show...
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Ruth Elizabeth Gavigan

March 26, 1915 - April 14, 2014

Ruth Elizabeth Gavigan, 99, a lifelong resident of Laurel, passed away on April 14, 2014 at Howard County General Hospital in Columbia. She was born March 26, 1915 to the late William Harris and Ida Rebecca Whitehead. She was born and raised on Eleventh Street in Laurel before moving to the Howard County. She lived for her family, especially her children and grandchildren. In addition to...
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Herbert Miles Richards

September 5, 1940 - April 12, 2014

On April 12, 2014, Herbert Miles Richards, beloved husband of Mary Smoot Richards; devoted father of Ann Otten and her husband Tex and Virginia Waulters and her husband Scott; loving grandfather of Ryan McFarland, Miles Waulters and Morgan Waulters; dear brother of Sally Nurminen and the late John Miles Richards. also preceded in death by his parents, Ambassador Arthur L. Richards and Ida Parker...
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Angela Weber

November 22, 1951 - April 6, 2014

Angela Weber, a resident of Laurel for 32 years, passed away on Sunday, April 6, 2014. Mrs. Weber was born in El Salvador on November 22, 1951 to the late Rafael and Martha Vanegas. For 27 years she worked as a translator for the IRS and was a member of St. Nicholas Catholic Church. Mrs. Weber is survived by her husband, of 38 years, Arthur John Weber, III; sons John D. Weber and Chris Weber; her...
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Mary Lee Luber

May 9, 1926 - April 5, 2014

Mary Lee Luber, a resident of Ellicott City, passed away on Saturday, April 5, 2014, at the Morningside House of Ellicott City senior living facility at the age of 87. She was born Mary Lee Jenkins on May 9, 1926 in Nethers Mill, Virginia and was the oldest daughter of the late Fannie Fincham. She is survived by her daughter Helen Piff, her son-in-law Joseph Piff, two grandchildren, Max and...
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Alice Elizabeth Hitaffer

December 21, 1916 - April 5, 2014

Alice Elizabeth Hitaffer, age 97, a lifelong resident of Laurel, MD, died Saturday, April 5, 2014 at her granddaughter's residence in Annapolis, MD. She was a member of St. Mary Of The Mills Roman Catholic Church in Laurel where she was active with the Ladies of Charity. Alice worked as a telephone operator for the phone company in the early 1940's before leaving to be a full time...
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Virginia Mae Wisner

November 6, 1946 - April 5, 2014

Virginia Mae Wisner, 67, of Severn, MD passed away on April 5, 2014 at Baltimore Washington Medical Center in Glen Burnie. She was born on November 6, 1946 to the late Hughie Wilber and Mildred Virginia (Souder) Smith in Laurel where she resided for 46 years. She loved flowers, gardening, working in the yard, baking for the holidays, and coin collecting. She worked at Denny's in Laurel for...
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Mary Elizabeth Byrd

December 14, 1947 - April 3, 2014

Mary Elizabeth Byrd, 66, passed away on April 3, 2014 at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD. She was born on December 14, 1947 to Dorothy Mae Byrd and the late Elder Earl Christian Byrd. She grew up in Glen Burnie, Maryland and attended Andover High School in Linthicum, Maryland and graduated from Wiley Bates High School in 1965 in Annapolis. Mary loved to sing and arrange flowers. She...
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Carolyn Hammond Montier

May 26, 1925 - March 30, 2014

GOD SENT HER TO HEAL WITH A HEART AS BIG AS TEXAS Carolyn Beatrice Hammond Montier, M.D., was a skilled Obstetrician, Gynecologist and Psychiatrist. She combined her amazing understanding of neurology, endocrinology and the human spirit with her impenetrable faith in "God's Promise", to help an unprecedented number of people of all ages, races, religions, occupations and socioeconomic strata. ...
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Roy Smith Cloud, Jr.

June 1, 1930 - March 28, 2014

Roy S. Cloud Jr., age 83, on March 28, 2014, at Laurel, MD, following hip surgery. Roy is the son of the late Rena and Roy S. Cloud Sr., beloved husband of Elinor M. Cloud, and devoted father of Roy Stephen Cloud. Survived by his sister Mary Lou Oertly and brother William E. Cloud (Madge) and several nieces and nephews. Roy was the best of men: hard-working, kind, generous and fair. He would do...
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Charlotte Bennett Sherman

October 10, 1940 - March 27, 2014

On March 27, 2014, Charlotte Bennett Sherman passed away at the Washington Hospital Center. She was 73. Charlotte is survived by her three sons, James French, Robert French and Francis French. Also survived by many other relatives and friends. A memorial service will be celebrated at the Donaldson Funeral Home Chapel, 313 Talbott Avenue, Laurel, Md. 20707 on Sunday, April 27, 2014 at 1:30 PM.
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Kay Small Ward

August 18, 1937 - March 27, 2014

On March 27, 2014 Kay Small Ward, beloved wife of the late Ural Thomas "Tom" Ward; devoted mother of Mark Ward and his wife Maggie and David Ward and his wife Kammie; dear grandmother of Alexandra Mae Ward; loving companion of Dannie Dove. Kay was born and raised in Hanover, Pennsylvania, relocating to the Washington, DC area in 1957 to work at Walter Reed Army Medical Center after training as a...
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Elizabeth W. Hackley

September 3, 1918 - March 27, 2014

Elizabeth (Betty) W. Hackley, age 95 of Laurel, MD, died Thursday, March 27 after a prolonged illness. She was born Sep 3, 1918 in Monessen, PA and resided in the Laurel area since 1959. She was predeceased by her husband, Audley W. Hackley, her parents Frank and Cora Wiseman, brother Elmer Elliott, brothers Anthony, Frank (Bud) and William Wiseman, and sister Ruth Feightner. She is survived by...
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Melvin Dennis Williams

June 17, 1955 - March 27, 2014


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James Alfred Horne

August 22, 1928 - March 27, 2014

On March 27, 2014, James Alfred Horne, beloved husband of the late Anna Marie Horne; loving father of James W. Horne, Sr. and his wife Cheri; dear grandfather of Wes, Billy and Timmy Horne and brother of Jean Simpkins; also survived by many other relatives and friends. The family will receive friends at the Donaldson Funeral Home, P.A., 313 Talbott Avenue, Laurel, Md. 20707, on Thursday from 2...
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Betty J. Antilla, (U.S. Army, Ret)

September 2, 1929 - March 26, 2014

BETTY J. ANTILLA, COLONEL, Ret., passed away Wednesday, March 26, 2014 in Washington, D.C. Betty was born in 1929 at Bismarck, N.D. to Arne and Ina Antilla and grew up in the Lawrence Lake area of Itasca County, MN. A 1947 of Greenway High School and Hall of Fame retired as a Colonel from U.S. Army Nurse Corp after 26 years and was a RN for 44 years. She graduated from St. Luke's School of...
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Jennina Liberty Duncan

August 16, 1940 - March 25, 2014

On March 25, 2014, Jennina Liberty Duncan, former social studies teacher at Northwestern High School and Supervisor Human Services Specialist for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA); she is the beloved wife of Paul Duncan, devoted daughter of the Late John C. and Grace Peluzzo Liberty, loving step- mother of Scott Carlson, dear sister of Louise Lynch, John C. Liberty, Jr., Jerry Louis...
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Mary Evelyn Verdone

September 23, 1930 - March 24, 2014

On March 24, 2014, Mary Evelyn Verdone, beloved wife of the late Patrick H. Verdone; devoted mother of Donald P. Verdone, Joyce White and her husband Roderick White, David R.P. Verdone and the late Julia L.A. Verdone; loving grandmother of Robert P. White and Ryan L. White. Dear Sister of Paul W. Johnson. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Donaldson Funeral Home,...
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Nancy Lee Jarrett

July 25, 1960 - March 24, 2014

Nancy Lee Jarrett, age 53, passed away on Monday, March 24, 2014, at her residence in Burtonsville, MD. Mrs. Jarrett was a resident of the Laurel/Burtonsville area for over 30 years. Nancy met her husband, Nelson over 30 years ago while she worked at Dunkin Donuts in Laurel and he stopped in coffee every morning. Nancy was a longtime cashier at Giant Food in Burtonsville, Maryland until...
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Christine Laverne Young

December 3, 1926 - March 24, 2014

Christine Laverne Young, 87, of Laurel passed away March 24, 2014 at Somerford Assisted Living in Frederick, MD. She was born on December 3, 1926 to the late Roy and Myrtle Brown in Shawnee, OK. She was an avid bowler, active at First Baptist Church of Laurel in the Choir, nursery and as a SCS teacher, and babysitting for ESL Class. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her...
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Sandra Faye Burdette

July 14, 1959 - March 22, 2014

On March 22, 2014, Sandra Faye Burdette, 54 years old, went home to be with her Lord and Savior. Sandra was the daughter of the late Walter and the late Mary Jean Nicholson. She is survived by her husband Earl Burdette, her mother-in-law Carol Burdette and her siblings; John and Ray Nicholson, Mary Pyles, Dottie Sandstrom and Barbara Hungerford. Sandra loved to travel enjoyed spending...
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Edna Jeanette Maggenti

October 25, 1941 - March 20, 2014

On March 20, 2014, Edna Jeanette Maggenti, beloved wife of Thomas Francis Maggenti; loving mother of Belinda Kundin, Anthony Maggenti and Dawn Belardino; dear grandmother of Christine Guerra, Ashley Kundin and Gary Kundin. Also survived by many other relatives and friends. The family will receive friends at the Donaldson Funeral Home, P.A., 313 Talbott Avenue, Laurel, Maryland on Sunday from 2...
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Thelma C. Mau

April 3, 1924 - March 16, 2014

Thelma C. Mau, a longtime resident of Laurel, died on March 16. Thelma Ngo Chun was born in 1924 in what was then the Territory of Hawaii, the third child of Ngit Bo Chun and Lillian Siu Chun. She was a graduate of Roosevelt High School and the University of Hawaii at Manoa, where she earned a bachelor's degree in liberal arts. After graduation, she worked for the US Air Force in Honolulu,...
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Phyllis E. Lenz

August 23, 1925 - March 15, 2014

Phyllis E. Lenz passed away at her home in Mt. Airy, MD on Saturday, March 15, 2014. She was born in Alexandria, MN, to the late Palmer and Erna Hanson, on August 23, 1925. Ms. Lenz was an owner and operator of a bed and breakfast and lived a very active life. She is survived by her daughter Lynnette K. Lenz, son Craig J. Lenz and her sister Janice Lubbers. She is also survived by 6 grandchildren...
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Andrew Michael Rendules IV

March 27, 1968 - March 15, 2014

On March 15, 2014, Mike Rendueles, IV of Laurel, Md., passed away peacefully at his home in College Park, Md. of natural causes. He was 45. Born in Tampa, Florida, he enjoyed country music, motorcycles, being outdoors and spending time with his family. He is the beloved son of Andrew Rendueles, III and Geraldine (Jeri) Witt, loving father of Nicholas and Mitchell Rendueles, dear brother of Tom...
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Nancy Joan Capps

June 30, 1935 - March 14, 2014

Nancy Joan Helmick Capps, 78, of Laurel, Maryland passed away Friday, March 14, 2014, in Laurel, following an extended illness. Nancy was born June 30, 1935 in Elkins, West Virginia, a daughter of the late Ralph Helmick and Zara Helmick Elliott. Nancy and her family moved to Washington, D.C. when she was a young girl, but Nancy remained a country girl at heart. Nancy was preceded in death by...
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DeAnne Cornelia Belcourt

December 31, 1945 - March 13, 2014

DeAnne Cornelia Belcourt, a resident of Upper Marlboro, MD, passed away on Thursday, March 13, 2014 at the age of 68. DeAnne is survived by her three loving children; Brian Belcourt (Deborah) of Laurel, MD, Lisa Takeuchi (Ichiro) of Laurel, MD and Kristen Belcourt of Washington, DC; four cherished grandchildren, Samantha Tsihlis, Grant Takeuchi, Allison Takeuchi and Hannah Belcourt; and beloved...
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Martin "Duke" Flemion, Jr.

December 24, 1928 - March 13, 2014

The family of Martin A. Flemion, Jr. wishes to express their gratitude to relatives and friends for their acts of kindness at the time of his death. The many expressions of sorrow and support continue to help us process the grief and celebrate his life. A special thanks to Pastor Kevin McGee and members of Bethany Community Church for handling the services, the Mayor and City Council and staff...
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Eileen Mary Rothenberg

August 15, 1929 - March 9, 2014

Eileen Mary Rothenberg, age 84, of Laurel, MD, died Sunday, March 9, 2014, at Hillhaven Nursing Center in Adelphi, MD. She was born on August 15, 1929 and was the daughter of Patrick Lenihan (deceased) and Margaret Lenihan (deceased). Eileen was born and raised in New York and received her Nursing Degree while working at Kings County Hospital. She moved to Cleveland, Ohio in 1951 after...
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Paul Donald Johnston

January 17, 1949 - March 7, 2014

Departed from this earth peacefully on March 7, 2014. He was given to us on January 17, 1949 and has been a honorable member of the Laurel community for over half his time here. He dedicated his life to helping people with the Laurel Police Department as the Chief Communications Specialist, for over 35 years. He will be remembered for his many selfless acts of kindness, and his contagious laugh. ...
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Carl A. Marasco

August 5, 1933 - March 6, 2014

Carl A. Marasco, 80, of Westminster Maryland, passed away, Thursday March 6th 2014 after a 2 week battle with pneumonia. He was born on August 5, 1933 in Rochester, NY to Natale and Helena Marasco. He served his country proudly during the Korean War. He was a former resident of Laurel, MD and worked as a United States Government Contractor. He was preceded in death by his sister Arkie Canton;...
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George W. Henson

April 7, 1919 - March 4, 2014

George W. Henson, of Red Lodge, MT, formerly of Laurel, MD, passed away on March 4, 2014. He was born on April 7, 1919 to the late William and Lillian Henson. He is survived by his daughters Florence M. Fairfax (Sonny), Joanne G. Blyton (Don) and Charlotte P. Waggoner (Wayne); sister Shirley Lanning (Al); and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife Florence E....
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