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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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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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James Robert Burns

March 22, 1957 - August 22, 2014

James Robert Burns, a resident of Crownsville, MD, passed away on Friday, August 22, 2014 at his residence, at the age of 57. Jimmy was born in Ottawa, Kansas and was the son of the late Robert Lee Burns and Lois Jean (Bulmer) Burns . Jimmy proudly served in the US Marine Corp from 1977 to 1981. He retired from Washington Gas Light Company after 33 years. Jimmy most enjoyed spending time with...
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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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Richard W. Meenan

April 18, 1946 - August 17, 2014

On August 17, 2014, Richard W. "Rick" Meenan of Odenton passed away at home. He was 68. Devoted husband of the late Misao "Mi Mi" Meenan; loving father of Michelle Stepney of North Carolina and the late Philip Meenan; beloved son of Margaret M. Meenan of Pennsylvania and the late Harry J. Meenan Jr.; caring brother of David B. Meenan of New Mexico; dearest friend of Teri Gibson of Sykesville....
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David M. Barnes

March 1, 1943 - August 16, 2014

David Milton Barnes, of Severna Park, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, passed away from natural causes at the age of 71 years on Saturday morning aboard his power boat home at the Magothy Marina on the Magothy River. He was born on March 1, 1943 in Buffalo, New York, the 2nd son of Malcolm Harold Barnes and Kathryn Elkins (Longmire) Barnes. He was predeceased by an infant sister, Nancy Kathryn...
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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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Corneal Craighton

July 25, 1938 - August 15, 2014


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Aiden James Taylor

July 17, 2014 - August 14, 2014

Baby Aiden James Taylor of Laurel, MD passed away on Thursday, August 14, 2014 at Children's National Medical Center in Washington, DC. Aiden was born July 17, 2014 at Laurel Regional Hospital in Laurel, MD to Willie James Taylor, III and Nicole Marie (Kelley) Taylor at 2:49 p.m. In addition to his loving parents, Aiden leaves to celebrate his life his loving and proud big brother, Brayden...
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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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Elmer Frederick Powell, Sr.

June 21, 1930 - August 7, 2014

Elmer Frederick Powell, Sr. of Laurel, MD, beloved husband, father, and grandfather passed away on Thursday, August 7, 2014 at Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring, MD. Elmer was born on June 21, 1930 in Edmonston, MD and was the son of the late Walter Albert Powell and Rose Isabel (Garner) Powell. Fresh out of school he was called upon to serve his country on the front lines of the Korean war...
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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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Elizabeth "Betty" Mazzuca

July 6, 1933 - August 6, 2014

Elizabeth Anne (Betty) Mazzuca of Laurel, MD passed away at the age of 81 on Wednesday August 6, 2014. Betty was born in St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada to Richard Woolridge and Elizabeth McGrath Woolridge. Betty was one of 14 children. She is survived by her husband, Richard (Dick) Mazzuca and their children: Donna (Victor), Michael (Virginia), Anthony, Richard (Bonnie), and Elizabeth....
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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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Judith Xandra (Agee) Sandoz

January 29, 1933 - August 4, 2014

Judith Xandra (Agee) Sandoz, a resident of Silver Spring, MD, passed away on Monday, August 4, 2014 at her residence, at the age of 81. Judy was born on January 29, 1933 in Williamson, WV to the late Linwood Agee and Olive (Young) Mathers. Judy is survived by her four children, Leigh Leverrier and her husband, Rick, Tom Sandoz, III and his partner, Will Crower, Leslie Sandoz and Mitchell...
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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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Charlotte M. Wilson

July 14, 1926 - July 31, 2014

Charlotte M. Wilson, a resident of Gambrills, MD, passed away on Thursday, July 31, 2014 at the Mandrin Inpatient Care Center in Harwood, MD, at the age of 88. Charlotte was born on July 14, 1926 in Rainelle, WV and was the daughter of the late Ira Martin and Noka (Smith) Martin. Charlotte is survived by her loving daughter, Judy Wilson of Gambrills, MD. She is preceded in death by her husband,...
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Patricia Parrish Casey

May 25, 1942 - July 30, 2014

Patricia Parrish Casey of Annapolis, Maryland, passed away on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 in Hanover, Maryland. Patricia was born on May 25, 1942 and was the daughter of the late Eldon and Marye Parrish. Patricia was an active member of St. Mary's Parish in Annapolis and often gave her free time to help others. Patricia was a successful Real Estate agent in the Annapolis area and loved working...
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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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James Carroll O'Brien, Sr.

November 11, 1932 - July 26, 2014

James Carroll O'Brien, Sr., passed away on Saturday, July 26, 2014 at Baltimore Washington Medical Center in Glen Burnie, MD, at the age of 81. James was born on November 11, 1932 in Baltimore, MD and was the son of the late Francis C. O'Brien and Sarah ( Whitehead) O'Brien. James is survived by his three loving children, Marianne Clawson, of Glen Burnie, MD, Shane O'Brien of Pasadena, MD and...
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James M. Wheatley, Jr.

August 18, 1931 - July 26, 2014

James M. Wheatley, Jr., a long time resident of Laurel and Savage, MD passed away on Saturday, July 26, 2014, at the age of 82, surrounded by his loving family. Jim is survived by his beloved wife of 62 years, Dorothy (Kelly) Wheatley; five loving children, Joanne (Wheatley) Graf and her husband, Philip, James Wheatley, III, Alise (Wheatley) Walters, William Wheatley and Dorothy Wheatley;...
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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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Mildred Delores Horton

February 1, 1932 - 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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Leonardo "Lalo" Martinez

November 6, 1918 - July 11, 2014

DON LEONARDO MARTÍNEZ ACCOMPLISHED HIS MISSION A Full Lifetime of Duty, Honor, and Country By Sam Rodríguez Last Saturday I got the unavoidable call. On Friday night, I went to visit Don Leonardo Martínez at the hospital and realized that he had little time left and was saying his last goodbye. Seeing Don Leonardo, I realized that he had fulfilled his mission with us and now he was...
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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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Genita Ingram

May 28, 1962 - July 11, 2014


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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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William R. Barger

April 4, 1918 - July 9, 2014

William Raymond Barger, age 96, of Gambrills, MD, passed away on Wednesday, July 9, 2014. He was born April 4, 1918, in Baltimore and was known as Ray to family and friends in his younger years. Bill was the son of Maurice Stabler Barger and Elsie Elizabeth "Lizzie" Emrine. His older sister Mary Elizabeth Barger passed away as a child in 1928 and his younger brother George Frank Joseph Barger...
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Robin J. Powell

March 29, 1963 - July 8, 2014

Robin J. Powell, a resident of Elkridge, MD, passed away on Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at University of Maryland Medical Center, at the age of 51. Robin was born on March 29, 1963 in Laurel, MD and was the daughter of Ronald Spencer and Joyce (nee Tyler ) Spencer. Robin was cheerful and kind and devoted to her family and friends. She loved fishing, camping, yard sales and flea markets. She was an...
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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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Susan J. Abolins

November 9, 1949 - July 3, 2014

Memorial Contributions may be made to The Seeing Eye, Inc., P.O. Box 375, Morristown, NJ 07963-0375 or at www.seeingeye.org.
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Saneh Lata

September 25, 1925 - July 2, 2014


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Glenndon L. Bendzen

August 7, 1944 - July 1, 2014

On July 1, 2014, Glenndon "Glenn" L. Bendzen of Pasadena, also know by his CB handle "Popeye" passed away at home. Loving husband of Lois A. Bendzen (nee Potts) for 18 years. He proudly served his country as a member of the U.S. Marines and was also a member of the Knights of Columbus Council #10966. Glenn was a truck driver for Overnight Transport (later UPS) and retired after 23 years. He...
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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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Ronald Ethan Ingram

November 18, 1964 - June 27, 2014

Ronald Ethan Ingram, a resident of Odenton, MD passed away on Friday, June 27, 2014 at the age of 49. Ronald was born on November 18, 1964 in Baltimore, MD and was the son of the late Edward H. Ingram and Betty M. Cotter Ingram. Ronald was trained in the electronic/technical fields. He enjoyed his work as a field training supervisor for day to day upkeep and enhancement of medical equipment...
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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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Kantaben J. Patel

March 1, 1931 - June 25, 2014


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Thurairatnam Appulingam

August 31, 1943 - June 24, 2014

Mr. Thurairatnam Appulingam, 70, of Araly West, Sri Lanka passed away in Rockville, Maryland on Tuesday, June 24th, 2014. Mr. Appulingam was born on August 31st, 1943 to the late AppucuttyThurairatnamand late Selvaratnam. He was the beloved husband of Chandrakala, father of Arthiraiyan (Maryland) &Apiramy (Pennsylvania), grandfather of Easan, brother of Dr. Kathirgamakarthigeyan (UK),...
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Prashant Kumar

February 4, 1972 - June 24, 2014


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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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Cambria Renee Moyer

June 13, 1983 - June 22, 2014

On June 13, 1983, God sent an angel to the world, Cambria Renee Acker. He chose Cynthia Marie Voisine to be her mother. Willard Acker was blessed to be her father. This angel had her earthly home in Howard County, Maryland where she frolicked and played as a little girl with Mommy and Daddy until another angel came to play with her, sister Rachel Anna Acker. She loved and was loved by her...
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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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Delores V. Wilson

June 9, 1952 - June 20, 2014

On June 20, 2014, Delores "Dee" Victoria (Edmundson) Wilson passed away at Gilchrist Hospice Care at the age of 62. Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Delores has lived in the Severn area since 1998. Beloved wife of 43 years to Leon A. Wilson Jr.; Devoted mother of Tina N. Talley and Jason Wilson, Loving daughter of Dolores Edmundson and the late Hubert Edmundson; Caring sister of Wendy...
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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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Matthew I. Concepcion

March 4, 1990 - June 18, 2014


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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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Louise Brannon

May 23, 1939 - June 14, 2014

Louise Brannon of Gambrills, MD, passed away on Saturday, June 14, 2014 at the Baltimore Washington Medical Center in Glen Burnie, MD, at the age of 75. Louise was born on May 23, 1939 in Wyandotte, MI to the late Thomas Benton Rose and Myrtle Reva (Fouty) Rose. Louise enjoyed being with her family, gardening, working in the yard, she was the backbone of the family and was there to support...
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Linda K. Cannedy

August 21, 1944 - June 13, 2014

Linda K. Cannedy of Gambrills, MD passed away peacefully in her sleep Friday, June 13, 2014 in Annapolis, MD after an extended illness. She was 69. She was preceded in death by her mother, Elizabeth G. Kistler, and father, Clyde W. Kistler. She was an only child. She is survived by a son, Christopher A. Cannedy of Pasadena, MD, two aunts, Phyllis Cloer of Niceville, FL and Doris Beard of Newton,...
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Richard Blackman Hill

January 7, 1939 - June 13, 2014

Richard B. Hill., resident of Bowie, , passed away on Friday, June 13, 2014 at his residence. Richard was born on January 7, 1939 in Parsons, WV and was the son of the late Harold C. Hill (Mike) and Mary Blackman Hill. He was an avid fisherman, had a great love of the outdoors, wildlife and music. He retired from a lifelong career at NSA, the family enjoyed extensive travel and lived abroad. ...
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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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Robert P Malone

June 2, 1932 - June 10, 2014


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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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Amolak Singh Gandhi

March 14, 1962 - June 6, 2014


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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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Vernon A. Thomas, Sr.

July 21, 1930 - June 4, 2014

Vernon Allen Thomas Sr., son and only child of the late William A. Thomas from Alabama and Carrie B. Cain was born on July 21, 1930 in Dover, Ohio. His attitude towards caring and sharing comes from his family owning a restaurant and helping others migrate from the South by giving them work until they got firmly established. He also proved to be a man who loved his music, his family, and his God...
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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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Thomas Richard Baszkowski

January 21, 1926 - May 30, 2014

Thomas Richard Baszkowski (Ski), 88, of Severn, Maryland, passed away on Friday, May 30, 2014 at the Mandrin Inpatient Care Center in Harwood, MD. Tom was born in Jersey City, New Jersey on January 21, 1926 to Boris and Stella Baszkowski, originally of Poland. They instilled in him and his siblings, Stanley, Sigmund and Helena Miller, all deceased, a fierce pride in his Polish heritage. ...
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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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Christine Marie Tishman

March 26, 1946 - May 27, 2014

It is with heavy hearts that after a two-year battle with pancreatic cancer, Tina Tishman, passed away peacefully in her sleep on May 27th, 2014. She remained strong and courageous throughout her battle, living each day to the fullest. The family spent her last days sharing stories, looking through old pictures and reminiscing about times together. Prior to her passing, her daughter Cheryl and...
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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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Ardaman Singh

December 24, 1926 - May 19, 2014


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