Our Obituaries

Hsin-Yu Chia

November 8, 1921 - November 24, 2014


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Charles Leslie Whitehead

November 23, 1922 - November 23, 2014

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William H. "Butch" Maxwell III

December 8, 1942 - November 23, 2014

William H. "Butch" Maxwell, III passed away at the Howard County General Hospital on Sunday, November 23, 2014. He was born in Washington, D.C., on December 8, 1942, to the late William H. and Amelia Maxwell, II. Mr. Maxwell worked as a commercial property engineer and also served in the United States Air Force. Butch is survived by his sons William H. "Butch" Maxwell, IV and Matthew W. "Billy"...
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John Kenneth Peck

June 15, 1929 - November 21, 2014

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Shirley L Jones

November 19, 2014

After a long illness Shirley passed peacefully on Nov. 19, 2014 at home in Columbia, Maryland. She was born in Hartford, Connecticut on July 8, 1923 to the late Clarence and Anna Hillman. Shirley retired after 20 years of service from Macy's, formerly the Hecht Co. She was a long time parishioner of St. Mary of the Mill's Catholic Church in Laurel. She is preceded in death by her loving...
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Donald Paul Cole

November 17, 2014

Donald P. Cole, 53, of Laurel, MD, passed away November 17, 2014 at John Hopkins Hospital. He was born April 30, 1961 in Greensburg, PA. The son of Donald and Magdalene (Honeychuck) Cole of Scottdale, PA. He received a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering from The University of Pittsburgh (1983) and received his Masters in Technical Management from Johns Hopkins University (2003). He was a graduate...
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Doris M. (nee Scaggs) Ritter

October 21, 1930 - November 15, 2014

Doris Marian (nee Scaggs) Ritter, age 84, of the Scaggsville area of Laurel, MD, died Saturday, November 15, 2014, at Gilchrist Hospice Care - Howard County in Columbia, MD. Doris was born on October 21, 1930 to the late Melvin Scaggs and the late Myrtle (nee Connell) Scaggs. She spent her entire life in the Scaggsville area. Doris was a very active member of the Emmanuel United Methodist...
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Susan Lynn Buckholdt

November 6, 1956 - November 10, 2014

Lynn Buckholdt, 58, of laurel, Maryland passed away unexpectedly in her home on the morning of Monday November 10th, 2014. Lynn was born November 6, 1956 at Garfield Hospital location in Washington, D.C., a daughter of the late Nancy J. Capps and Robert "Bob" Bainer. She was preceded in death by them along with her step father William "Bill" Thomas Capps. Lynn will be thought about every day...
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Robert M. Parish

September 24, 1928 - November 8, 2014

Robert M. Parish, beloved father and grandfather, passed away on November 8, 2014. He was born in Boston, Massachusetts, on September 24, 1928, to the late James and Katherine Parish. Bob graduated from The English High School, America's oldest high school, in Boston in 1946 and then earned a Bachelor of Science degree, in history and government, from Boston College in 1952. He moved to Laurel in...
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Esmat Anvari

November 7, 2014

Mrs. Esmet Anvari passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family on Friday, Nov. 7, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband Mohammad Hussien Anvari in 2012. She is survived by her sons Mohammad Reza, Masoud, and Mansoor, her grandchildren, and many other relatives and friends who will miss her very much.
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Charles W. Reeves

November 6, 2014

Col. Charles W. Reeves (USA,ret.), of Laurel, MD passed away peacefully at his home on Thursday, November 6, 2014. Col. Reeves leaves eight children Susan Lord, D. Courtland, Russell, and Bryan Reeves, Mary Margaret Kucan, Myriam Maas, Helen Taylor, and Charles Reeves II - their spouses and numerous grand and great grandchildren. Col. Reeves graduated from Virginia Polytechnic Institute ...
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Marcia K. Philblad

November 2, 2014

Marcia K. Philblad, beloved wife for 53 years of James R. Philblad, passed away at home on Sunday, November 2, 2014. Marcia was born on October 31, 1939 and was raised in Knoxville, Illinois. She graduated from Knoxville High School in 1957 and attended the Galesburg Cottage Hospital School of Nursing, graduating as a registered nurse in 1960. She worked as a nurse at the University of Illinois,...
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Phyllis W. Iglehart

January 23, 1927 - November 2, 2014

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Susan J. LeBoeuf

August 11, 1952 - November 2, 2014

On November 2, 2014, Susan J. LaCasse LeBoeuf, beloved wife of David P. LeBoeuf, surrounded by her family and friends, entered into her heavenly home. Susan was the daughter of Doris Guillotte LaCasse and the late Donald E. LaCasse, Sr. She was born on August 11, 1952 in Willimantic, CT. Susan suffered for many years with cystic fibrosis and put up a strong gallant fight due to her firm...
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Eric Joseph Worman

January 7, 1970 - November 2, 2014

Eric Joseph Worman, 44, passed peacefully in his Laurel home on Sunday, November 2, with his family by his side, after an 18-month battle with colon cancer. Eric was born in Laurel, MD, graduated from Laurel High School in 1988, and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Maryland in 1994. He was the owner of Worman Landscaping, LLC, also located in Laurel, MD; his quality...
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Giuliana "Julie" Baldini Werner

June 8, 1925 - November 1, 2014

Giuliana "Julie" Baldini Werner was born in Medford, Massachusetts on June 8, 1925. In 1944 she received a Harvard degree magna cum laude with a major in Romance Languages and was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa. She was employed as a research analyst at the NSA from 1944 to 1962. In 1962 she married James Edward Werner, Sr., with whom she raised three children, Marisa, M.D., James,...
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Charles Kenneth Schaeffer

January 31, 1928 - October 31, 2014

Charles Kenneth Schaeffer passed away on Friday, October 31, 2014 at Laurel Regional Hospital. Mr. Schaeffer was the born on January 31, 1928 to the late Walter C. Schaeffer and the late Ruth (nee Schaffer) Schaeffer. Mr. Schaeffer was preceded in death by his wife Nancy L. Schaeffer. Mr. Schaeffer was employed by the federal government as a purchasing agent for over 40 years. Mr. Schaeffer...
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Janis Derry Burch

September 4, 1933 - October 31, 2014

Janis Derry Burch, 81, died peacefully at her home near Laurel, Maryland on October 31, 2014, as the result of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and lung cancer. Janis Diane Derry was born on September 4, 1933, the daughter of George William Derry and Alice Cecelia Johnson, in Valentine, Nebraska. She was the youngest of four siblings, including Doyle Derry Scott, Ardis Derry Duke, and...
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Anthony Fitzpatrick Outarsingh, "Tony"

May 11, 1968 - October 29, 2014

Anthony Fitzpatrick Outarsingh "Tony", 46, of Laurel, MD passed away on October 29, 2014 at Gilchrist Hospice Center in Columbia. He was born on May 11, 1968 in Guyana, South America. He is survived by his wife Chitra Outarsingh, children Kayla Malini and Tyler Vishan Outarsingh and was the youngest of 11 siblings. Please check back for a full obituary.
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Angela Curtiss

October 27, 2014

Angela Curtiss, 94, of Adelphi, Maryland, passed away Monday October 27, 2014 in Hospice of Chattanooga in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Angela loved her flowers and gardening. She also enjoyed going to the Opera and especially loved spending time with her family. She retired from the University of Maryland. Survivors include two sons, Henry P. Curtiss (Leta Fay) of Chattanooga, TN and Edgar Hurbert...
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Barbara Baker

August 27, 1932 - October 27, 2014


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David Arthur Staub

January 18, 1959 - October 26, 2014

David Arthur Staub, "Art" of Laurel, MD, passed away on Sunday, October 26, 2014. Art was born on January 18, 1959 in Gettysburg, PA to Robert Clayton Staub and Carol (nee Hardman) Staub. Art was raised in Emmitsburg, MD and it was in Emmitsburg that Art volunteered at his first fire company at the age of 16. After earning his AA degree he moved to Savage, MD to work for Howard County...
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Daniel Raphael Books

September 11, 1974 - October 25, 2014


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Yong Soon Kim

November 23, 1936 - October 25, 2014


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Dennis P. Lynch

November 26, 1936 - October 24, 2014

Dennis P. Lynch, originally from Harrisburg, PA was a Laurel resident for the past 44 years, passed away on Friday, October 25, 2014. Mr. Lynch was an electronic engineer who worked for the Naval Surface Weapons Center until he retired after 30 years of service. He enjoyed gardening, genealogy and was a world traveler. He was an avid walker and walked in all 50 states, all of the Canadian...
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Rita M. Wilson

October 24, 2014

Mrs. Rita M. Wilson passed away on Friday, October 24, 2014. Mrs. Wilson was originally from New York City. She had worked as an assembler for the Westinghouse Corp. She was predeceased by her husband George G. Wilson in 2012. Mrs. Wilson is survived by her daughter Kim Sherman, son Scott G. Wilson, and three grandchildren.
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Roy A. Higdon

October 24, 2014

Roy A. Higdon, of Laurel, MD, passed away on October 24, 2014. He was born and raised in Washington, DC. He was the owner and operator of R.A. Higdon and Son Roofing Company for over 30 years. Roy was also a member of the Laurel Moose Lodge. He was preceded in death by his wife of 30 years Patricia in July, 2014 and a daughter Diane Higdon. Roy is survived by his three sons Steve Higdon and...
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Rick Stone

July 26, 1955 - October 22, 2014

On Wednesday, October 22, 2014, Rick Stone passed away at his residence. He was born on July 26, 1955 to the late Charles and Elizabeth Stone. Rick loved hot rods, the beach and music. He attended many local car shows where he won numerous awards. Mr. Stone is survived by his daughter Crystal A. Parzow and her husband Sam, his brother Robert Stone and his wife Patti and two grandchildren Cailyn...
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Daniel "Dan" Wyant

October 21, 2014

DANIEL EVERETT WYANT On Tuesday, October 21st, Dan passed into Heaven from this life at the age of 75. He is survived by his dedicated wife of 52 years, Carol, his son, Brian, daughter-in-law, Christina, 3 grandchildren, David, Rebekah and Hannah, and his brother, Frederick. He was Valedictorian and Drum Major of Surrattsville High School in 1957. He was a graduate of the University of...
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Ginger Ann Fitzpatrick

October 21, 2014

Ginger Ann Fitzpatrick passed away on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at Gilchrist Hospice, Columbia, MD, after a long and courageous battle with stage 4 pancreatic cancer. She was with us for 18 months; no doubt due to her indomitable spirit! Born and raised in Waynesboro, PA she relocated to Maryland in the early 1970's. She married her beloved husband Robert in 1975 becoming a "Navy wife,"...
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James Michael Lombardo

October 19, 2014

James Michael Lombardo passed away on October 19, 2014 at Doctor's Hospital in Lanham, MD. Born in New Jersey, he lived in the Laurel and Beltsville area most of his life. He was a network engineer for American Center for Physics Information Systems in College Park for the last 18 years. Jim was also an avid rescuer of German Shepherds and supporter of the VA German Shepherd Rescue in Sterling...
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Charles D. White

October 19, 1947 - October 18, 2014

Charles D. "Charlie" White died unexpectedly in Lewes, DE on Saturday, October 18th at the age of 66. Charles is survived by his wife of 42 years, Stephanie Metelits White and loving son Christopher White. He also leaves behind a younger brother, Craig White. Other close family members include his sister- and brother-in-law Jennifer and George Dorr, and his niece and nephew Stacey Bollinger...
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Chris Ray Woods

August 23, 1960 - October 16, 2014

Chris Ray Woods, age 54, of Jessup, MD, died Thursday, October 16, 2014, at his residence in Jessup, MD. He was born on August 23, 1960 to the late McClure Woods and the late Jacqueline Woods. Chris was raised in Beltsville, MD and graduated from High Point High School in 1979. Chris enjoyed computers and was considered by his family to be a "gamer". Chris is preceded in death by his...
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Helen M. Beaton

February 20, 1924 - October 15, 2014

Helen Mildred Beaton, 90, passed away peacefully October 15, 2014, at home, surrounded by family. Born February 20, 1924 to Fred and Mildred Douglas of Belleville, Ontario, Helen was an excellent student and a devoted sister and friend, maintaining childhood friendships her entire life. At 24, Helen married John Rogerson Beaton of Western Ontario and set aside her career to support his. Through...
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Alphonse Joseph Khoury

April 4, 1938 - October 15, 2014

Alphonse Joseph Khoury, 76, of Laurel, MD passed away on October 15, 2014 at his home. He was born on April 4, 1938 in Lebanon to the late Joseph and Efrozia Khoury. He moved from Beirut to the United States over 30 years. He earned a degree in Electrical Engineering and worked for General Electric and retired from Amtrak. Alphonse enjoyed gardening and Do-It-Yourself Projects at home. He...
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William Otho Robey

April 7, 1918 - October 13, 2014

William Otho Robey,96, passed away on October 13, 2014. He retired from Baxter Travenol, a Hospital Supply Company where he was a machinist. He was also a member of Laurel Masonic Lodge #149. He was preceded in death by his first wife Beryl, and second wife Margaret. Mr. Robey is survived by his sister Audrey Garrett. Memorial services will take place at 1:00 PM on October 27, 2014 at the...
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Gloria Elaine Bloomfield

April 19, 1918 - October 13, 2014

Gloria Elaine Bloomfield, age 96, passed away at Friends House in Sandy Spring, MD. She was born in Jamaica, on April 19, 1918, to the late Edwin and Vera Clarke. Gloria is survived by her loving sister Maysie I. Clarke. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 1, beginning at 1 pm, in the chapel of the Donaldson Funeral Home, P.A. Interment will be private.
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Brenda Kay Smith

January 25, 1946 - October 13, 2014

Brenda K. Smith, 68, of Bowie and formerly of Laurel passed away at Anne Arundel Medical Center on October 13, 2014. She was born on January 25, 1946 in West Virginia to the late Archie and Opal Quesenberry. Brenda graduated from High Point High School in 1964 and has worked as a daycare provider for the past 50 years. She loved spending time with her children, grandchildren, and daycare...
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Constance Dorothy Shackell Chall

October 12, 2014

Constance (Connie) Chall of Crownsville, Maryland, went to be with the Lord on October 12, 2014. She was born in Perth, Australia on May 3, 1921 to Lucy Ann and John Colin Shackell. She met the love of her life, Beverly Ray Chall, an American submarine sailor in 1942 at a dance when she was 20 and he was 18. They were married until his death in 1997 for 54 years and 9 months. Connie leaves...
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Harry Lafayette Fielden, Jr.

October 12, 1922 - October 11, 2014


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Carey James Hill

January 28, 1969 - October 10, 2014

Carey James Hill, 45, of Baltimore City passed away on October 10, 2014 at his residence. He was born on January 28, 1969 to James Carey Hill and the late Jean Carter. Carey graduated from Hammond High School in 1987. He was a member of the RC Club and enjoyed boating, fishing, and video games. He liked listening to Eazy E, Eminem, LL Cool J, Beastie Boys and the Beach Boys. In addition to...
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Clifford Eric Kilpatrick

December 5, 1975 - October 3, 2014


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William J. Bowen, Jr.

June 2, 1925 - October 1, 2014

William J. Bowen Jr., 89, formerly of Scranton, Pa., passed away on Oct. 1, 2014, at Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring, Md., after a brief illness. Mr. Bowen was born in Scranton, and attended West Scranton High. He then joined the Army Air Corps in 1943, and served his country for 28 years in the U.S. Air Force. During his military career, Mr. Bowen graduated from the U.S. Air Force NCO...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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