Our Obituaries

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

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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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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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