Our Obituaries

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

Paula Kennedy Montrie passed away at Gilcrest Hospice in Towson, MD. No services are scheduled at this time.
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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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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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