Our Obituaries

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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Wanda Ellen Clark

July 4, 1938 - April 14, 2014

Wanda Ellen Clark of Gambrills, MD, passed away on Monday, April 14, 2014 at her residence. Wanda was born on July 4, 1938 in Monongalia County, West Virginia and was the daughter of the late Harold and Jessie Arnett. Wanda was a founding member of the Arundel Baptist Church and enjoyed spending the winter months of the year in Florida where she played competitive shuffleboard with her husband...
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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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Chandrakant Ambalal Patel

October 11, 1935 - April 11, 2014

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Tiffiny Nicole Johnson

August 30, 1981 - April 10, 2014

A Memorial Service will be held at a later date in Lake Worth, Florida.
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Angela Weber

November 22, 1951 - April 6, 2014

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

May 9, 1926 - April 5, 2014

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

December 21, 1916 - April 5, 2014

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

November 6, 1946 - April 5, 2014

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

December 14, 1947 - April 3, 2014

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

March 5, 1957 - April 1, 2014

James "Jim" E. Shinski, a resident of Odenton, MD passed away on Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at Baltimore Washington Medical Center in Glen Burnie, MD, at the age of 57. Jim was born on March 5, 1957 in Annapolis, MD to Lawrence J. Shinski and Bertha Ann (Issac) Blalock. Jim enjoyed fishing, picnics and cookouts with family and his many friends; and will be missed by all that knew and loved him. ...
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Newman M. Dean

May 24, 1937 - March 31, 2014

Newman M. Dean, 76, of Salem, Indiana, died March 31, in Hampton Oaks Health Campus in Scottsburg, Indiana. Born May 24, 1937 in Baltimore, he was the son of the late Rondle and Doris (Clark) Dean. He served in the Armed Forces as an Airman 2nd Class in the U.S. Air Force, and had been resident of Washington County since 2006, formerly of Glen Burnie. He retired in 2003 from the old Shoe...
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Carolyn Hammond Montier

May 26, 1925 - March 30, 2014

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

June 12, 1951 - March 30, 2014

On the evening of March 30, 2014, Vijay Joshi passed away after battling cancer for a number of months. Vijay was being visited and comforted by family members at the Gilchrist Hospice Center in Columbia, MD at the time of his passing. Vijay was 62 years old. Vijay Joshi was born in the city of Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh in India in 1951. He was the son of Shanta and Kundan Lal Joshi. Vijay is...
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James "Jim" Clark

April 28, 1943 - March 30, 2014

On March 30, 2014, James "Jim" R. Clark of Hanover passed away at the age of 70. Beloved husband of 40 years to Gloria J. Clark (nee Haney); Devoted father of Lisa A. Stevens, Theresa Saylor, and Jeremy Clark, all of Pasadena; Caring brother of 11 siblings; Cherished grandfather of 2. Jim was predeceased by his parents and 2 siblings. Born in Athertonville, Kentucky, he lived in Hanover,...
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Carlton Paul Ritte

April 19, 1946 - March 29, 2014

Carlton Paul Ritte of Odenton passed away on March 29, 2014. He is survived by his daughter Amanda Fletcher and her husband Walter and his brother R. Howard Ritte of Parkville and one granddaughter. He was predeceased by his wife Karen Ritte and his parents. Paul proudly served as a member of the United States Army for 20 years before retiring. He then worked as a driver for BWI Airport. He...
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Rebecca "Becky" Clark

January 9, 1949 - March 29, 2014

On March 29, Rebecca Jane "Becky" Clark of Severn passed away. Born in Virginia, Becky lived in Severn since 1968. Loving wife of 46 years to Frederick "Fred" N. Clark Sr.; Beloved mother of Sharon D. Garrett of Deale, Patricia A. McVicar of Elkton and Fred Jr. of Severn; Caring sister of Ernest M. Lawson of Odenton, Charlotte Alexander, Ethel Martin and Ruby Andrews all of Virginia; Cherished...
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Roy Smith Cloud, Jr.

June 1, 1930 - March 28, 2014

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

October 10, 1940 - March 27, 2014

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

August 18, 1937 - March 27, 2014

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

September 3, 1918 - March 27, 2014

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

June 17, 1955 - March 27, 2014

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James Alfred Horne

August 22, 1928 - March 27, 2014

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

September 2, 1929 - March 26, 2014

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

August 16, 1940 - March 25, 2014

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

September 23, 1930 - March 24, 2014

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

July 25, 1960 - March 24, 2014

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

December 3, 1926 - March 24, 2014

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

April 18, 1962 - March 22, 2014

On March 22, 2014, Edgar R. Garcia of Odenton, previously of Crofton, passed away. Survived by his children Judied L. Garcia (New Jersey), Lizmarie Garcia (New Jersey), Edgar Garcia Jr. (New Jersey), Edgar D. Garcia (Puerto Rico)and Yarelis Garcia (Puerto Rico); his mother Lydia Leon & husband Daniel Alvarodo (Puerto Rico); his siblings David Garcia and wife Yoli (Florida) and Nancy Cruz ...
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Sandra Faye Burdette

July 14, 1959 - March 22, 2014

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

December 10, 1968 - March 21, 2014

Don Shin was a beloved brother and uncle. He is survived by his sisters and their spouses Sandy Shin and Jay Herman of Crofton, Maryland, and Susan Shin and Jason Gunnink of Arlington, Virginia. He was also the beloved uncle to his two young nephews Jack Gunnink (8 years old) and Max Gunnink (2 1/2 years old). Don grew up in Crofton, Maryland and attended the University of Maryland in...
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Thaniya Chareonvaravut

May 28, 1946 - March 21, 2014

Thaniya Chareonvaravut of Ellicott City, MD, passed away on Friday, March 21, 2014 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Thaniya was born on May 28, 1946 in Koh Samui, Surat Thani, Thailand and was the daughter of the late Tang Yong-Kee & Han Gim-Lee. Thaniya grew up and went to high school in Koh Samui. Upon moving to Bangkok, she received an Associate's degree from Bangkok Commercial...
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Bella R. Vea

July 25, 1941 - March 21, 2014

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Edna Jeanette Maggenti

October 25, 1941 - March 20, 2014

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

April 3, 1924 - March 16, 2014

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

December 3, 1948 - March 16, 2014

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Phyllis E. Lenz

August 23, 1925 - March 15, 2014

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

March 27, 1968 - March 15, 2014

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

June 30, 1935 - March 14, 2014

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

December 31, 1945 - March 13, 2014

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

December 24, 1928 - March 13, 2014

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

July 8, 1947 - March 12, 2014

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Eileen Mary Rothenberg

August 15, 1929 - March 9, 2014

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

January 17, 1949 - March 7, 2014

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

July 12, 1988 - March 6, 2014

On March 6, 2014 Randy Wayne Hood beloved son of Bonnie Hood, loving brother of Hannah Hood, grandson to Shirley Hood, Ann and Wayne Childers, nephew of Tammy and Tom Hickey, Dale Childers, Vickie and Mark Stone, Theresa and Greg Sines, and Roxanne and Rob Sines. He was also the beloved son of James M. Hood Jr. and grandson of Jimmy Hood, both who welcomed him to the gates of heaven. Randy was...
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Carl A. Marasco

August 5, 1933 - March 6, 2014

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

April 7, 1919 - March 4, 2014

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

June 6, 1939 - March 4, 2014

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J. Stephanie Nichols

May 21, 1957 - March 2, 2014

J. Stephanie Nichols, 56, passed away on Sunday, March 2, 2014 at Laurel Regional Hospital. She was born on May 21, 1957 to the late Stephen B. and Ella J. Harrell in Baltimore. She moved to Laurel 21 years ago. She served in the U.S. Air Force a little over 2 years. She enjoyed being a homemaker and raising her children then began working as an administrator for the Tabernacle Church of...
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Daniel Travis Faletto, Jr.

February 3, 2014 - March 2, 2014

Baby Daniel "Little Dan" Travis Faletto, Jr. of Severn, MD, passed away suddenly on Sunday, March 2, 2014 at Baltimore Washington Medical Center in Glen Burnie, MD. Daniel was born on February 3, 2014 in Baltimore, MD to Brittany Marie Will and Daniel Travis Faletto, Sr.
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Janet Lorraine Waters

March 14, 1945 - March 2, 2014

Janet Lorraine Waters, 68, passed away on March 2, 2014 at Howard County General Hospital. She was born on March 14, 1945 to the late William and Gladys Jenkins. She grew up in Burtonsville and moved to Colesville, MD in 1966. She recently became a member of Hope Bible Church in Columbia a little over a year ago. She loved to crochet , read, and spend time with her 7 cats. She worked with...
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Zaverben M. Patel

March 3, 1911 - March 2, 2014

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Thomas "Tommy" William Beall

January 3, 1937 - March 1, 2014

Thomas William Beall, "Tommy" of Smyrna, DE, passed away on Saturday, March 1, 2014 at Kent General Hospital in Dover, DE. He was 77. Tommy was born January 3, 1937 in Laurel, MD, the son of the late William G. and Anna Beall. He graduated from Laurel High School in Laurel, MD in 1955. He served his country with honors in the Army National Guard. Mr. Beall retired as a Supervisor from...
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Frank William Binder

January 22, 1934 - February 28, 2014

FRANK WILLIAM BINDER Frank W. Binder peacefully passed away on Friday, February 28, 2014. He was born at Sibley Hospital in Washington, DC on January 22, 1934 and lived most of his life in Laurel, Maryland. Frank is the beloved husband of his high school sweetheart, Sara Jean Luber. He was a devoted father to Pamela (Roy) Scalco of Rio Rancho, NM and Nancy (Bill) Mossburg of Kingsland, GA. His...
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Myra Marie McCartin

January 21, 1943 - February 28, 2014

On February 28, 2014, Myra M. McCartin of Odenton passed away at the age of 71. Beloved mother of James "Jim" R. McCartin Jr. of Glen Burnie, Michael J. McCartin of Jessup, Shanna M. Nicklow of Odenton and Aleana M. Riddell of Parkville; Loving aunt of Carol Blair of Baltimore; Cherished grandmother of 9 and great-grandmother of 5. She was predeceased by her brothers George VonHagel Jr. and...
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Brenda Lee Laing

June 1, 1950 - February 27, 2014

Brenda Lee Laing, age 63, of Savage, MD, died Thursday, February 27, 2014, at Howard County General Hospital in Columbia, MD. Brenda was born on June 1, 1950 in Washington, DC to the late James Frick and the late Lois (nee Jones) Frick. She was raised in the Oxon Hill and Suitland, Maryland areas. Brenda graduated from Suitland High School in 1968. Brenda moved to Savage, Maryland in 1971...
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Betty Jane Boyer

May 24, 1923 - February 26, 2014

Betty Jane Boyer, 90, passed away on February 26, 2014 at Sanctuary of Holy Cross in Burtonsville. She was born on May 24, 1923 in Ohio to the late William and Amanda Pence. She has been a Laurel resident since 1955. She worked for Baxter Inc. in Savage, MD and retired at age 65 as a circuit technician. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Dudley DeWitt Boyer...
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Dorothy Virginia Small

October 28, 1936 - February 25, 2014

Dorothy Virginia Small, 77, of Severn, Maryland, died on Tuesday, February 25, 2014. Dorothy (commonly known as Virginia) passed away peacefully at Baltimore Washington Medical Center in Glen Burnie, MD. She was surrounded by her loving family. Virginia was born on October 28, 1936 in Cambridge, MD to Russell and Hennie Wing. She graduated from Mace's Lane High School in Cambridge, MD in 1954...
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Edward Frazier

February 25, 2014

Edward Frazier, a lifelong resident of Savage, MD, passed away on Tuesday, February 25, 2014. Mr. Frazier was born in Savage, on November 19, 1921, to the late Clarence "Dutch" and Evelyn Frazier. He was employed as a machinist, eventually becoming a supervisor, for the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda from which he retired. Mr. Frazier is survived by his wife of 67 years, Dorothy Ann...
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Darrel James Foat

September 23, 1929 - February 23, 2014

Darrel J. Foat, of Odenton, formerly of Wheaton, passed away at the age of 84. He was born to the late James H. and Vera A. Foat on September 23 , 1929 in Rockford, IL. He graduated from South Wayne High School, South Wayne, WI in 1947. Darrel served in the U.S. Air Force Weather Service December 27, 1951 – December 7, 1955. He was married to Normalee on November 23, 1957 at St Paul Lutheran...
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Harold Melvin Sheppard

January 15, 1930 - February 20, 2014

Harold Melvin Sheppard, a resident of Severn, MD, passed away on Thursday, February 20, 2014 at the age of 84 surrounded by his loving family. Harold was born on January 15, 1930 in Baltimore, MD, and was the son of the late Thomas Sheppard and Susie (Richardson) Sheppard. Harold is survived by his four loving children; Harold Bernard Sheppard (Michelle) of Eldersburg, MD, Marian E. Sheppard...
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Jason Nicholas Mastroianni

April 12, 1989 - February 18, 2014

Jason Mastroianni died of unknown causes on Feb. 18 at age 24. An accomplished musician, Jason majored in Deaf Studies at Towson University and worked as a Quality Assurance Consultant for LRA Worldwide. His family and friends mourn the sudden absence of his joyful spirit, tender heart, quick wit and contagious laughter. Jason is survived by his parents, Rick and Laura Mastroianni, and his...
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Inderjit Singh

March 18, 1959 - February 13, 2014

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Ravinder Singh

November 11, 1967 - February 13, 2014

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Norma E. Collier

January 6, 1924 - February 13, 2014

On February 13, 2014, Norma E. Collier of Millersville, formerly of Arnold, passed away at the age of 90. Beloved wife of 66 years to the late Harry L. Collier Sr., devoted mother of Harry L. Collier Jr. and his wife Phyllis of Millersville and William H. Collier and his wife Carol of Odenton; Loving grandmother of 9 and great-grandmother of 12 with one on the way. She was predeceased by her...
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Norma J. Lawrence

July 2, 1937 - February 9, 2014

Norma J. Lawrence, loving wife of the late Allan M. Lawrence, passed away at her home in Laurel on Sunday February 9, 2014. Norma was born in Williamson, WV, to Lewis and Ivory Davis, on July 2, 1937. Mrs. Lawrence is survived by her children Alison Gorthy and Erik Lawrence; siblings Christine Schultz, Loretta Jahnke and Robert Davis. She is also survived by her grandchildren Mason, Emily,...
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Jesse Benton Clark-Nugent

May 23, 1994 - February 9, 2014

Jesse Benton Clark-Nugent, 19, of Jessup, and formerly of Laurel passed away on Sunday, February 9, 2014. He was born on May 23, 1994 to Terry O'Roark and Noval Nugent. He attended Meade High School and Hammond High School. He worked as a mechanic/technician. Jesse's passion was working on small engine and dirt bikes. In addition to his parents, Jesse is survived by his brothers Pete Clark...
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James Ronald Ash, Sr.

November 19, 1936 - February 9, 2014

James Ronald Ash, Sr., a resident of Severn, MD, passed away on Sunday, February 9, 2014 at his home, at the age of 77, surrounded by his family. Jim was born on November 19, 1936 in Elizabethtown, KY and was the son of the late Grover Roscoe Ash and Jenny Pauline (Gooden) Ash. Jim served 21 years in the US Navy and was honorably discharged and retired from the naval security group at Ft Meade...
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Edna B. Wilson

May 28, 1939 - February 7, 2014

THIS SERVICE HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FROM AN EARLIER DATE Edna Belle Burton Wilson, born May 28, 1939 passed away February 7, 1914, from a short bout with cancer. Edna grew up in Burtonsville, MD and graduated from Sherwood High School. She spent her married life in Highland, MD and retired to Taylors Island on the Eastern Shore. Edna was predeceased by her husband, Theodore F. Wilson. ...
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Mary R. Keeney

April 19, 1917 - February 7, 2014

Mary Roberta Keeney, 96, died of natural causes on February 7, 2014 at Arden Courts Assisted Living Facility in Silver Spring, Maryland. Her husband Nelson L. Keeney predeceased her in July 1997. Ms. Keeney, born in Amissville, Virginia and was the daughter of Martha Nay and James Freeman. She is survived by her daughter Shirley Keeney who resides in Florida, and two sisters, Cornelia Knight in...
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Samuel Harry Wilkinson

February 16, 1933 - February 6, 2014

Samuel Harry Wilkinson, age 80, a 40 year resident of Laurel, MD, died Thursday, February 6, 2014, at Baltimore-Washington Medical Center in Glen Burnie, MD. He was born on February 16, 1933 and was the son of the late Samuel Wilkinson and the late Alyce Wilkinson. Samuel was born and raised in Buckstown, PA. Mr. Wilkinson was drafted into the Army in 1953 and served in Korea. After being...
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James L. Skinner, "JL"

August 3, 1922 - February 6, 2014

James L. Skinner "JL", 91, of Laurel, MD passed away on February 6, 2014 at Laurel Regional Hospital. He was born on August 3, 1922 in Washington, D.C. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII. He was a member of St. Mary of the Mills Catholic Church and the American Legion Post #60. He worked as an Underground Utility Contractor. He enjoyed fishing, racehorses, and racecars. James was...
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Keith Edwin Palmisano

June 9, 1958 - February 5, 2014

Keith E. Palmisano, beloved father of Rose K. Palmisano and Jessica Cavalcante passed away on Wednesday, February 5th, 2014, at the age of 55. Keith was born on June 09, 1958 in Washington, D.C. to the late Rose (Allen) Palmisano and Marion (Mickey) B. Palmisano. Keith was a Laurel resident for 40 years, prior to moving to Milford, Virginia in 2002, where he realized his dream of building his...
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Bea Elizabeth Blanch Short

September 22, 1957 - February 5, 2014

Bea E. Short, age 56, of Lothian, MD, died Wednesday, February 5, 2014, at Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis, MD. She was born on September 22, 1957 and was the daughter of the late George Blanch, Sr. and the late Wanda Blanch. Bea was born and raised in Laurel, Maryland and resided in the Laurel area until moving to Lothian, Maryland about 7 years ago. She attended Arundel High...
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Sadhna Saxena

December 8, 1954 - February 4, 2014

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Shirley Tucker Grimes

June 2, 1931 - February 4, 2014

Shirley Tucker Grimes, 82, passed away due to a lingering illness. She was preceded in death by her devoted husband Charles L. Grimes, in 1998. She is survived by her beloved son Randy A. Grimes, daughter Karen D. Kurz, and son-in-law Donald P. Kurz. In Lieu of flowers, the family request contributions to the American Heart Association, 4217 Park Place Court, Glen Allen, VA 23060-9979 or the...
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Mohan Kaur

October 11, 1922 - February 4, 2014

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Lloyd "Frosty" Middleton

March 10, 1943 - February 1, 2014

Lloyd Middleton, better known as "Floyd, Pinky, or Frosty" Middleton passed to the Lord on February 1, 2014. He was born to the late Vernon Middleton of Harlem, Kentucky and the late Mossie Phelps Middleton of Sneezeville, Tennessee. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Patricia Giorgio Middleton, his sister Dottie Weatherby and brother Murel Middleton; his sons Timothy Floyd Wright-Middleton,...
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Jeannie M. Stewart

October 11, 1952 - January 30, 2014

Jeannie M. Stewart, a resident of Laurel, MD and a former resident of Harmony, PA passed away on Thursday, January 30, 2014. Mrs. Stewart was born in New Brighton, PA, on October 11, 1952, to Genevieve and the late Charles Leonburg. She was a member of the Savage United Methodist Church, where she sang in the choir, and worked as a caregiver at the Cedar Lane School in Howard County, MD. In...
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Mary Elizabeth 'Mike" Boyce

September 24, 1929 - January 30, 2014

Mary "Mike" Boyce, 84, of Laurel, Md., died Thursday, January 30, 2014 at Laurel Regional Hospital after a long illness. Born in Howard County, Maryland, she was the daughter of the late Alfred Edward Giddings, Mary Hobbs Giddings, and stepmother, Helen Giddings. In addition to her parents and stepmother, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Lee Boyce, two brothers, Leroy Giddings...
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Edward Henry Quint III

December 1, 1935 - January 30, 2014

On January 30, 2014, Edward henry Quint, III passed away at his residence. He was 78 years old and a former manager for United parcel Service. The family will receive friends at the Donaldson Funeral home, P.A. Chapel, 313 Talbott Avenue, Laurel, Md. 20707 on Sunday from 12 Noon to 2 PM. A graveside service will be conducted at a later date.
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Maureen Kane Steinecke

December 18, 1932 - January 29, 2014

Maureen K. Steinecke was born in Boston, MA, the daughter of Martin and Helen Kane. She received her bachelor's degree from Middlebury College in 1954 and Master of Library Science from Pratt Institute in 1956. That year, she married Charles Steinecke III. She worked in the Children's Department of the DC Public Library from 1956 to 1959, leaving when her first child was born. In 1973, in...
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Carol Ann Strahan

May 27, 1948 - January 26, 2014

On Sunday, January 26, 2014, Carol Ann Strahan passed away in her home in Montgomery Village, MD at the age of 65 years old. She is survived by her husband, Patrick Strahan and her two sons, Jamison and Jeffrey Strahan. Carol was born in the Panama Canal Zone to Edward and Jean Walters on May 27, 1948. She had three sisters, Rita Walters (deceased), Linda Denniston, and Donna Sinnott. She...
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George H. Shaw

March 2, 1929 - January 26, 2014

George H. Shaw, beloved husband of Reba M. Shaw for 32 years, passed away on January 26, 2014. Mr. Shaw was born in Clarksville, MD on March 2, 1929 to the late Charles and Hettie Shaw. Mr. Shaw was a graduate of the Clarksville High School. Mr. Shaw was a supervisor for road construction with F.O. Day Company and was a volunteer firefighter for the Riverdale Fire Department. In addition to his...
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Patricia Ann Rogers

April 30, 1928 - January 26, 2014

Patricia Ann Rogers, a resident of Linthicum Heights, MD, passed away on Sunday, January 26, 2014 at her home. She was 85 years old. Patricia was born on April 30, 1928 in River Rouge, MI and was the daughter of the late Ralph Webb and Irene (Rocheleau) Webb. She was a strong willed, colorful, fun, talented, happy, deeply patriotic and creative women; A wonderful wife, mother, grandmother,...
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Wylmoth "Billie" Kelsey

July 6, 1924 - January 26, 2014

On Sunday, January 26, 2014, Wylmoth B. Kelsey, known to all who knew and loved her as Billie, passed away at Knollwood Military Retirement Residence in Washington, DC. Formerly of Houston, Texas, born July 6, 1924 in Waukegan, Illinois, she was predeceased by her parents, Louis Curtis Kelsey and Wylmoth Kelsey Thompson and sister Frances Eloise Kelsey. After receiving her Bachelor of Arts...
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E. "Scottie" Wheeler

January 30, 1929 - January 25, 2014

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Melody Cheryl Arrington

August 1, 1950 - January 25, 2014

Melody Cheryl Titus Arrington, 63, of Laurel, MD passed away at her home in Maryland City on January 25th, 2014. She was preceded in death by her father Aubrey Titus and her niece Catherine (Catie) Thrift. She is survived by mother Bertha (Kitty) Titus, brother David Titus, sister Sheila Thrift (John), son Werter Arrington (Karen), daughter Cheryl Booth (Kent), grandchildren Alicia LeMaster ...
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John E. LaCarrubba

November 25, 1920 - January 23, 2014

John E. LaCarrubba of Laurel, Maryland, formerly of North Tarrytown, NY, passed away at home on January 23, 2014 surrounded by his lovIng family. John was born in North Tarrytown on Nov. 25, 1920 to Emanuel and Mildred (Zingaro) LaCarrubba and graduated from North Tarrytown High School in 1939. John's long career was dedicated to service to his country. From 1940 to 1947, John served as a...
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Mehtab Singh Sawhney

August 27, 1936 - January 21, 2014

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Raymond H. Fuchs, Jr.

May 30, 1937 - January 21, 2014

Raymond H. Fuchs, Jr. of Odenton, MD, formerly of Arnold and Glen Burnie, MD, passed away on Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at the Tate Chesapeake Hospice House in Linthicum, MD, at the age of 76. Ray was born on May 30, 1937 in Baltimore, MD to the late Raymond Henry Fuchs, Sr. and Aletha Ruby (Stouffer) Fuchs. Ray graduated from Baltimore Polytechnic Institute and worked for Baltimore Gas &...
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Elsie Aigner Margerum

April 6, 1921 - January 21, 2014

Elsie Aigner Margerum, 92, of Laurel passed away on January 21, 2014 at Glen Hill Assisted Living in Dayton, MD. She was born on April 6, 1921 to the late Rudolph and Fosa Aiger in Richmond, VA. She moved to Laurel over 50 years ago and became a member of First Baptist Church of Laurel. She volunteered at her church, organizations that helped the homeless, ministries for women's prison, and...
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Carl Kinsman

February 21, 1930 - January 20, 2014

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Lucretia Naylor Israel

August 12, 1946 - January 18, 2014

Obituary – Lucretia Naylor Israel Lucretia Naylor Israel was born in Baltimore, Maryland on August 12, 1946 to Thomas Beale Israel and Virginia Lee Israel of Laurel, Maryland. With family nearby she passed away peacefully to be with the Lord on Saturday, January 18, 2014 at Larkin Chase Center, Bowie, Maryland at the age of 67. Two sisters in law, Elizabeth and Patricia, who had cared for...
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Alice Beachum

January 18, 2014

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John L. Weimann

June 18, 1933 - January 17, 2014

John L. Weimann, 80, of Gambrills passed away on January 17, 2014 after a lengthy illness. Born in Johnstown, Pa to John and Mary Weimann (nee Brehm). He was predeceased by his parents, 3 sisters and a brother. He is survived by his devoted wife Lois Weimann, his son Greg and his wife Sheryl of Crofton. Loving grandfather of Kaitlin and Eric Weimann. He was a 4th degree Knight, past Grand...
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Ella Elizabeth Leishear

January 17, 2014

Ella Elizabeth Leishear (Betty Merson Leishear) On January 17, 2014. Born in Elk Ridge, MD to the late John O. and Mary Ann Merson. Beloved wife of the late Maynard B. Leishear. Devoted mother to Mary & Patrick Stroop, Nancy & Matthew Myers, Cathy & Brendan Hoffman and Wendy & James Vorce. Treasured grandmother of David & Julie, Kevin & Jessica, & Brian Stroop. Bradley & Brandy Myers,...
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Dora A. Lawrence

March 19, 1929 - January 17, 2014

On January 17, 2014, Dora "Dottie" Ann Elizabeth Lawrence passed away. Born on March 19, 1929 in Pennsylvania, Dottie lived in Columbia since 1971 and in Washington, D.C. prior to that. Beloved wife of 61 years to Charles "Pete" Lawrence Sr.; Loving mother of Charles Jr. and his wife Ruby of Georgia and Denise Grassel of Odenton; Caring sister of Marcella Taylor or Pennsylvania and Pearl Hager...
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