Our Obituaries

Curtis Ray Roberts, Jr.

June 10, 1961 - July 24, 2017

Curtis Ray Roberts Jr., age 56, was born in Madison WV, and resided in Edgewood, MD with his loving wife of 35 years Diane Roberts. He was the son of Curtis Ray Roberts Sr., and Frances Elizabeth (Green) Roberts. He retired as a Staff Sergeant of the U.S. Army and was a combat veteran who served in Desert Storm. He continued his career in HVAC, and received his bachelor's degree. He was a...
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Katherine E. De De Anderson

January 27, 1924 - July 23, 2017

Katherine E. "De De" Anderson, age 93, of Bel Air, MD passed away on July 23, 2017 at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center in Bel Air, MD. Born in Bel Air, she was the daughter of John William and Mary Elizabeth (Bruns) Anderson. She had worked for Harford County her entire life, lastly serving as County Treasurer as an elected official. She had served as a board member of the Harford County Board of...
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Audrey Knight Appleton

November 5, 1988 - July 22, 2017

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to ASPCA
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Janie Dabney Barnes

June 22, 1949 - July 21, 2017

Janie Dabney Barnes, 68, of Joppa, MD passed away on July 21, 2017. Born in Baltimore, MD, she was the daughter of Linwood Dabney Sr. and Anna Dabney and was the wife, for 48 years, of the late Tony Dean Barnes. She earned her Bachelors and Masters Degrees from Towson State University. For over 40 years she dedicated herself to the Baltimore City Public School system, first as a teacher, a...
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Bonnie D. Lears

June 9, 1955 - July 21, 2017

On July 21, 2017, Bonnie D. Lears, age 62, of Bel Air, MD passed away. She was the beloved wife, for 36 years, of Richard H. Lears; devoted mother of Kendall (David) Lears Bacon and Kimberly (Richard) Lears Kuczak; loving sister of Jack Evans and Robert Evans. Also survived by grandchildren, Caroline Bacon, Conor Bacon, Sean Kuczak and Cole Kuczak. She had recently retired after 15 years with...
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Raymond C. Reinmann

October 3, 1923 - July 21, 2017

Raymond C. Reinmann, 93, of Bel Air, MD passed away July 21, 2017. Son of the late Carl and Hilda Reinmann; devoted husband of the late Mary Kelly Reinmann; loving father of Rachel Melo (Manuel A.) and Peter Reinmann (Alice Humphries); dear brother of Rosemary King, James Reinmann, and the late Marcella Patrick and John Lundahl; cherished grandfather of Manuel and Matthew Melo. In lieu of...
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Andrew Michael Pizanis

February 4, 1997 - July 20, 2017

Andrew Michael Pizanis, age 20, of Abingdon, Maryland was taken from us July 20, 2017. Born in Rosedale, Maryland, he was the beautiful son of Michael Charles and Brenda Jean (Asbury) Pizanis of Abingdon. He was kind and considerate, loved to cook, enjoyed playing sports and skateboarding. He even carried his cat Mittenz on his shoulder while riding his skateboard. He was comical and loved to...
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Sylvia Rae Sanzone

August 4, 1943 - July 19, 2017

Sylvia Rae Sanzone, age 73, of Delta, Pennsylvania passed away on July 19, 2017 at the Senator Bob Hooper House in Forest Hill, Maryland. Born in Frederick, Maryland, she was the daughter of Joseph Earl and Mary Louise (Souder) Pope. She enjoyed selling Polish pottery, going out to eat and loved time spent at the casinos with friends. Ms. Sanzone is survived by her children, Nicole Marie...
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Riley Graybeal Cornett

April 16, 1925 - July 19, 2017

Riley Graybeal Cornett went to be with the Lord on July 19, 2017 surrounded by family. Born April 16, 1925 to Estel Phleet Cornett and Minnie Wright Cornett in Flatridge, Virginia. He is survived by his wife, Gearleen Trivitt Cornett honoring 64 years of marriage and by one brother Charles Bert Cornett of Bristol, TN. After arriving in Maryland, he worked at the Indian Spring Farm in Darlington...
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Delores Herminia Bogar

October 24, 1946 - July 17, 2017

Delores Herminia Bogar, age 70, of Abingdon, MD passed away on July 17, 2017 at her home. Born in Glade Spring, VA, she was the daughter of James and Virginia (Hogston) Stamper. In retirement her greatest joy was in the company and care of her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Mrs. Bogar is survived by her husband, Robert S. Bogar; daughters, Deborah Strasser of Acworth, GA and Sandra...
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Rosemary Jackson

August 6, 1954 - July 16, 2017

Rosemary Ann (nee Lambden) Jackson, age 62, died peacefully at home in Forest Hill, MD on July 16, 2017. The fifth of six children, she was born in Washington, D.C. on August 6, 1954. She is preceded in death by her parents Albert Leroy "Pete" and Susan Theresa (nee Broderick) Lambden, and her older brother John Guy Lambden. Rosemary graduated from Southern High School in Hardwood, MD in 1972...
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Eric Wayne West

April 24, 1944 - July 15, 2017

Eric Wayne West, age 73, of Abingdon, MD passed away on July 15, 2017 at Bon Secours Hospital in Baltimore, MD. Born in Kinston, NC, he was the son of Murriell Wayne and Myrtle Ivie (Koonce) West. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and, for 50 years, drove a truck for many companies. The last 14 years were with Product Distribution, a subsidiary of GE. He enjoyed spending time with his family and...
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Jeanne E. Carter

March 15, 1929 - July 14, 2017

Jeanne E. Carter, age 88, of Bel Air, MD passed away on July 14, 2017 at her home 52 East Broadway Bel Air MD. Born in Washington, DC, she was the daughter of Robert and Helen MacCord and wife of the late Warren Grover Carter. The Carter family and the family of Ralph and Jean Durham moved to Harford County in the 1960's from the outskirts of Washington, DC and remained close friends until death....
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Danny Bowman

November 27, 1945 - July 14, 2017

Danny Bowman, age 71 of Churchville, MD passed away early on July 14, 2017 while under hospice care at home. He is survived by his wife, Marion Bowman (Borisevic); step-daughter, Tracy E. German; step-son, Steve N. German; son Charles Zuber; grandson, Drew Zuber; nephews, Jerry Bowman (Annette), Michael Yates (Kathy), Chris Yates (Anni); nieces, Mary Holjes (Kevin) and Kim Bowman Driver (Mark)....
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Dorothy Lillian Tacy

January 4, 1938 - July 13, 2017

Dorothy Lillian Tacy, age 79, of Middle River, MD passed away on July 13, 2017 at Seasons Hospice at Franklin Square. Born in Baltimore, MD, she was the daughter of William Trainor and Lillian (Leach) Lajos. She was a past member of the American Legion in Dundalk. Mrs. Tacy is survived by her husband of 32 years, Ronald C. Tacy; sons, Benjamin Smith, Jr. of Baltimore City and Michael Smith...
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Dorothy Louise Bennett

January 13, 1962 - July 11, 2017

Dorothy Louise Bennett, age 55, of Bel Air, MD passed away on July 11, 2017 at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center in Bel Air, MD. Born in Baltimore, MD, she was the daughter of George William Minor and the late Marie Elizabeth Minor. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and family. Mrs. Bennett is survived by her husband of 20 years, Rick Bennett; son, Johnny (Cindy) Wainright of...
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David Michael Strickler

February 20, 1948 - July 9, 2017

David Michael Strickler, age 69, of Edgewood, MD passed away on July 9, 2017 at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center in Bel Air, MD. Born in Baltimore, Maryland, he was the son of Charles O. Strickler and Mary Jane (Junker) Kampes. He started his career in 1968 at the Baltimore Sun newspaper where he worked as a printer until his retirement. He was an active member of the Baltimore Blues Society...
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William Weltner Bachman

July 9, 2017

In lieu of flowers, a contribution can be made to: Grace United Methodist Church 110 W. Bel Air Avenue Aberdeen, MD 21001
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Fredna Norman Vaught

August 20, 1929 - July 8, 2017

Fredna Norman Vaught, a native of Harford County, Maryland, died in Fredericksburg, VA on Saturday, July 8, 2017 at the age of 87. She was the oldest daughter and second child of the late Nora and Joe Norman. Fredna was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Robert "Bob" Vaught and is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Jim and Jeanne Vaught of Fredericksburg, VA; daughter and son...
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Mary Graybeal

February 15, 1936 - July 7, 2017

Mary Graybeal, age 81, of Havre de Grace, MD passed away on July 7, 2017 at Lorien Bel Air in Bel Air, MD. Born in Fort Sheridan, IL, she was the daughter of George Herbert and Mary Marble (the mother who raised her), and was the wife of the late Robert B. Graybeal. She enjoyed sitting on the porch, rocking in her rocking chair, doing word searches, watching soap operas, playing cards and...
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Raymond H. Bradley

November 1, 1938 - July 7, 2017

Raymond H. Bradley, age 78, of Fallston, Maryland passed away on July 7, 2017 at Gilchrist Hospice @ GBMC in Towson, Maryland. Born in Bel Air, Maryland, he was the son of William Henry and Eliza Meldenia (Peaker) Bradley. He was employed by Olney Pony Farm in Joppa Maryland for 58 years where his sidekick dog, Monday, went to work with him every day. He was a member of Mountain Christian Church...
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Patrick John Reardon

November 18, 1936 - July 6, 2017

Patrick John Reardon, age 80, of Bel Air, MD passed away on July 6, 2017 at his home. Born in Buffalo, NY, he was the son of William Gilbert Reardon and Bessie Reardon (Moudy) Clevenger. He served his country in active military duty with the United States Air Force. Upon return from overseas duty, he moved with his parents to Miami, FL. SSgt Reardon served as a rescue and survival specialist...
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Geraldine C. Weber

January 3, 1931 - July 6, 2017

Geraldine C. Weber, age 86, of Bel Air, Maryland passed away on July 6, 2017 at Forest Hill Health & Rehabilitation Center in Forest Hill, Maryland. Born in Baltimore, Maryland, she was the daughter of Joseph and Sophie (Stasiak) Cichowicz and wife of the late William H. Weber. She had worked in the banking industry where she was a head teller. Mrs. Weber is survived by her daughter, Janis...
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Maxine Jane Leach

February 28, 1927 - July 5, 2017

Maxine Jane Leach, age 90, former resident of Laurel, Delaware passed away on July 5, 2017 at Forest Hill Heights in Forest Hill, Maryland. Born in Green Briar County, West Virginia, she was the daughter of John and Annie (Farley) Harris and was the wife, for 62 years, of the late Leslie A. Leach. She had worked for the Department of Defense, was an avid square dancer and loved to garden and cook...
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John Edward Welsh

October 1, 1938 - July 4, 2017

John Edward Welsh, age 78, of Bel Air, MD passed away on July 4, 2017 at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center in Bel Air surrounded by his loving family. Born in Freeland, PA, he was the son of John B. and Rose M. (Yori) Welsh. He was a graduate of King's College and Loyola University's Graduate School. He taught and coached football for 45 years, 38 of which were at John Carroll High School. ...
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Jack Wood

December 31, 1934 - July 4, 2017

Rev. Jack Wood, was born on 31 December 1934 in Bel Air, Maryland. He went home to be with the Lord at the age of 82. He was born to Hurdle T. Wood and Thelma L. (Smith) Grogan. He attended the original Bel Air High School that was built in 1949 and was in the graduating class of 1953. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he served our country during the Korean War. Jack did not know a stranger. He loved...
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Elmer Coy Fritts, Jr.

January 2, 1940 - July 1, 2017

Elmer Coy Fritts Jr., age 77, of Abingdon, Maryland passed away on July 1, 2017 at his home. Born in Baltimore, Maryland, he was the son of Elmer Coy and Antoinette Veronica (DiClementi) Fritts. Elmer was often described as a gentle giant. He was a down-to-earth man who was loved by neighbors and lived a simple life. His passions were country music and building street rods and motorcycles with...
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John William Jones

March 23, 1938 - July 1, 2017

John William Jones, age 79, of Joppa, MD passed away on July 1, 2017 at Forest Hill Health & Rehabilitation Center in Forest Hill, MD. Born in Williamsport, MD, he was the son of Rev. J.C. and Dorothy Marie (Chaney) Jones. He was a member of Edgewood Assembly of God. Mr. Jones is survived by his wife, Barbara J. Jones (Robbins) whom he married on November 29, 1957. He is also survived by...
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Bernice L. Golya

August 20, 1928 - July 1, 2017

Bernice L. Golya, age 88, of Bel Air, MD passed away on July 1, 2017 at Dacota Assisted Living in Aberdeen, MD. Born in Moosic, PA, she was the daughter of Frank and Anna (Grudzinski) Lasak, and wife, for 67 years, of the late Stephen Golya Jr. She was a former resident of Chambersburg, PA where she had resided at 81 Field Circle and had attended Corpus Christi Catholic Church. She was a...
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Felix Terald Davis

March 13, 1933 - June 30, 2017


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Carolyn Jane Goins

September 13, 1943 - June 30, 2017

Carolyn Jane Goins, age 73, of Rising Sun, MD passed away on June 30, 2017 at her home with family. Born in Charleston, WV, she was the daughter of Dallas Lore and Leota (McBumey) Kuhn and wife of the late Cecil L. Goins. She was a member of Elks Lodge in Abingdon and Havre de Grace and worked for the Greenery Florist and Kleins for many years and Almost Family in Abingdon. She enjoyed sewing,...
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Thelma G. Hill

September 23, 1924 - June 30, 2017

Thelma G. Hill, age 92, of Churchville, MD passed away on June 30, 2017 at her home. Born in Galax, VA, she was the daughter of Alex and Lelia (Bowers) Ayers and wife of the late Raymond A. Hill. She was a switch board operator at C&P and had also worked at Edgewood Arsenal assembling grenades during WW2. An avid gardener, she loved her flowers, sewing, crocheting, knitting, painting, and drawing...
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Ruthann T. Linscott

June 23, 1947 - June 29, 2017

Ruthann T. Linscott, age 70, of Bel Air, MD passed away on June 29, 2017 at her home. Born in Lowell, MA, she was the daughter of John and Rita (Gleason) Buchanan. A homemaker, she was also registered as a Naturopath, an avid practitioner of Holistic medicine and spiritual awareness. Mrs. Linscott is survived by her husband of 49 years, Thomas H. Linscott Jr.; son, Bryan C. (Mary Jo)...
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Jane F. Nohe

June 25, 1921 - June 28, 2017

Jane F. Nohe, age 96, of Fallston, MD passed away on June 28, 2017 at her home. Born in Baltimore, MD, she was the daughter of William Ernest and Mary Frances (Gorman) Anderson and was the wife of the late Edward James Nohe. She was a member of St. Mark Catholic Church since 1958 where she had the distinction of being the oldest and longest member of the parish. She had volunteered for 43...
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Walter M. Smith

January 21, 1922 - June 28, 2017

Walter M. Smith, age 95, of Bel Air, Maryland passed away on June 28, 2017 at his home. Born in Portsmouth, Virginia, he was the son of Walter and Sarah (Blades) Smith. He retired from the U.S. Army in 1973 after serving in WWII, Korea and Vietnam. After retirement, he worked for the Crownsville State Hospital and the University of Maryland School of Nursing. He was a member of St. Margaret...
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Timothy Jackson

February 7, 1958 - June 28, 2017

Timothy Jackson, age 59, of Edgewood, Maryland passed away on June 28, 2017 at his home. Born in Havre de Grace, Maryland, he was the son of Carol Lea (Wilson) Jackson of Edgewood and the late Emory Garl Jackson. He enjoyed watching movies and playing video games. He had previously worked for the Comfort Inn in Edgewood as a custodian. Mr. Jackson is survived by his sister, Carol S....
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Shirley Ann Dowell

November 1, 1937 - June 26, 2017

Shirley Ann Dowell, age 79, of Aberdeen, MD passed away on June 26, 2017 at her home. Born in Whiteford, MD, she was the daughter of Edgell William and Eva Ruth (Hale) Seymour and was the wife, for 60 years, of the late Charles Reed Dowell Sr. She had worked as a nursing assistant and was a devoted mother and grandmother who always put everyone else's needs ahead of her own. She was a chocolate...
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Eleanor Grier Lee

July 7, 1927 - June 26, 2017

Eleanor Bradley (Grier) Lee, Age 89, passed away peacefully on Monday, June 26, 2017 at Avondell Assisted Living in Bel Air surrounded by her family. She was the daughter of William Humes Grier and Mary Bradley Grier of Darlington. Eleanor was born in Jarrettsville, MD. She was a homemaker with many talents, including helping 'Big Joe' with all his business ventures as well as the prolific...
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Robert E. Wells

October 22, 1934 - June 25, 2017

Robert "Bob" E. Wells, age 82, of Fallston, MD passed away on June 25, 2017 at his home. Born in Norton, VA, he was the son of Emanuel Robert and Myrtle E. (Carter) Wells. An avid NASCAR fan, he enjoyed race cars and was a former dirt track racer. He enjoyed going to local car cruises and car shows. He loved his animals and was a fan of goodwill, yard sales and estate sales. Mr. Wells is...
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Mary Ellen Wilson

October 1, 1917 - June 24, 2017

Mary Ellen Wilson (nee Fuller) passed from this life at the age of 99 on June 24, 2017. She was born on October 1, 1917 in Gallitzin, Pennsylvania to James and Evelyn Fuller. She was married to her life's love, Joseph L. Wilson on November 20, 1934. He preceded her in death in 1996. They enjoyed more than 60 years of devoted marriage together. Mary was preceded in death by her six siblings...
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Frederick Henry Buettner

March 9, 1918 - June 24, 2017

Frederick Henry Buettner Sr., age 99, of Bel Air, MD passed away on June 24, 2017 at Hart Heritage in Forest Hill, MD. Born in Baltimore, MD, he was the son of Frederick Maxmillion Buettner and Alma Louise (Simms) Buettner and was the husband of the late Eleanor Buettner and Edna Mae (Kries) Buettner. He had worked in the aerospace industry as a machinist at Lockheed Martin. Mr. Buettner...
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Mary Louise Farooq

May 12, 1939 - June 24, 2017

Mary Louise Farooq, age 78, of Bel Air, Maryland passed away on June 24, 2017 at her home. Born in Baltimore, Maryland, she was the daughter of John and Mary (Posinski) Schruefer. She worked as a bookkeeper in the publishing industry for 25 years, was a member of St. Margaret's Catholic Church and was a loving wife and mother. Mrs. Farooq is survived by her husband of 45 years, Mohammed...
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Jacqueline Mae Hammacher

February 27, 1963 - June 24, 2017

Jacqueline Mae Hammacher, age 54, of Abingdon, MD passed away on June 24, 2017 at her home. Born in Cumberland, MD, she was the daughter of Catherine Mae Robertson of Cumberland, MD and William Northedge, step-father, and the late Edward M. Sirbaugh. She worked for Harford County Public Schools and was a loving wife and mother. Mrs. Hammacher is survived by her husband, Albert L....
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Mark Edward Van Valkenburg

September 12, 1962 - June 22, 2017

Mark Edward Van Valkenburg, age 54, of Jarrettsville, Maryland passed away on June 22, 2017 at Stella Maris Hospice in Timonium, Maryland. Born in Baltimore, Maryland, son of Mary Gertrude "Trudy" (Buxbaum) Van Valkenburg of Jarrettsville and the late Wayne Philip Van Valkenburg. A veteran of the U.S. Air Force, he worked in the security alarm industry for many years before transferring to...
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Stephen Paul Siebert

May 7, 1966 - June 20, 2017

Stephen Paul Siebert, age 51, of Edgewood, Maryland passed away on June 20, 2017. Born in Springfield, Illinois, he was the son of Edward and Norma Siebert . Mr. Siebert is survived by his wife, Mylinh Dang Phan Siebert.
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Angela Stavrou Moore

March 15, 1950 - June 20, 2017

Angela Stavrou Moore, age 67 of Bel Air, MD, warrior, food lover and selfless human passed away on June 20, 2017. She will always be known to her children and grandchildren as the world's greatest Yia Yia. Angie could never let a great pun or a great opportunity to cook an amazing meal for her family (whether they were hungry or not) pass her by. She was born thirty seconds after her twin...
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William Byers

December 17, 1928 - June 20, 2017

William Phillip 'Phil' Byers of Forest Hill, MD passed away on June 20, 2017 due to complications from lymphoma, he was 88 years old. Mr. Byers was born on December 17, 1928 in Coalport, PA the son of the late William Gary Byers and Kathryn Bridget (Montgomery) Byers. Phil is survived by his wife of 59 years, Genevieve Dodd Byers, daughters Kathryn Byers (James Sullivan) of Pittsburgh, PA,...
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Nellie Mae Welch

September 11, 1927 - June 17, 2017

Nellie Mae Welch, age 89, of Darlington, MD passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, June 17, 2017. At the time of her death, she was a resident of Citizens Care Nursing Home in Havre de Grace, MD. Nellie was retired from Bata Shoe Manufacturing Company where she was a supervisor. She is survived by her daughters, Cheryl Berry of Darlington and Kathy Welch Ensminger of Ephrata, PA; three...
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Mary Torre Reynolds

March 13, 1922 - June 16, 2017

Mary Torre (Bradford) Reynolds, age 95, of Joppatowne, MD died peacefully on June 16, 2017. The daughter of Joseph and Angela Torre, Mary was born in Baltimore, on March 13, 1922 and was one of 8 children. She was employed at the Aberdeen Proving Ground and retired in 1976 after 20 years. It was during this time that she met John D. Reynolds and they were married on December 28, 1968. Mr....
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Douglas Mark Cerasoli

April 23, 1967 - June 15, 2017

Dr. Douglas Mark Cerasoli, age 50, died on June 15, 2017 at University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Medical Center, Bel Air, Maryland. Douglas, born in Arlington, Massachusetts, grew up in West Chester, Pennsylvania, was enrolled in Westtown Friends School along with his brothers and future wife, Nina. Following undergraduate studies at Harvard University, Dr. Cerasoli completed his graduate...
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George Bearch

January 4, 1939 - June 15, 2017

George Bearch, age 78, of Myrtle Beach, SC passed away on June 15, 2017 at his home. Born in Chester, PA, he was the son of Charles Burch and Catherine (Burkholder) Dufour. He served in the National Guard and was retired from Lockheed Martin where he was a manufacturing engineer. He enjoyed traveling, outdoor sports including hunting and fishing, spending time on the water and was an avid golfer...
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Doris Margaret Hines

September 8, 1930 - June 14, 2017

Doris Margaret Hines, age 86, of Street, MD passed away on June 14, 2017 at the Citizens Care and Rehabilitation Center in Havre de Grace, MD. Born in Baltimore, MD, she was the daughter of Edward and Elizabeth (Spoerer) Lyston and wife of the late Robert E. Hines Sr. Mrs. Hines is survived by two daughters, Patricia Janssen of Street and Sherrill Ann Caprio of Maine; two sons, Robert E. Hines...
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Michelle Denise Richardson

November 30, 1964 - June 14, 2017

Michelle Denise Richardson, age 52, of Joppa, MD passed away on June 14, 2017 at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore, MD. Born in Green Cove Springs, Florida, she was the daughter of Richard and Barbara (Shanaway) Zimmerman. A member of Edgewood Post Chapel, she enjoyed being active in her children's events. She loved camping, hiking, was a huge animal lover, and loved...
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Elmer Elgert

September 23, 1923 - June 14, 2017

Elmer Elgert, age 93, of Bel Air, MD passed away on June 14, 2017 at his home. Born in Baltimore, MD, he was the son of Elmer and Marie (Furst) Elgert. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he was a steel fabricator and worked in construction. He enjoyed watching baseball, John Wayne movies, movies about WWII, Frank Sinatra music, fishing, crabbing and traveling. Mr. Elgert is survived by his wife of...
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Herman Kahl

June 8, 1927 - June 14, 2017

Herman Kahl, age 90, of Abingdon, Maryland passed away on June 14, 2017 at his home. Born in Fullerton, Maryland, he was the son of John P. and Catherine G. (Trewper) Kahl. A veteran of the U.S. Navy, he served our country during World War II aboard the USS Denver CL-58. He retired from CJ Langerfelder and was a proud member of Local Union #37 Operating Engineers of Baltimore. He was a lifetime...
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Elizabeth Nelles Armstrong

October 29, 1955 - June 11, 2017

Elizabeth Nelles Armstrong, age 61, of Bel Air, MD passed away on June 11, 2017 at her home. Born in Pontiac, MI, she was the daughter of Kenneth Corbett Armstrong and Frances Munger (Leakey) Armstrong Clemons, and was the wife of the late Charles "Chuck" Walter Leatherman. She worked at the Harford County Airport in Aldino where she managed the flight desk. Mrs. Armstrong is survived by...
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Christiane Wilhelmine Simon

January 8, 1931 - June 10, 2017

Christiane Wilhelmine Simon, age 86, of Edgewood, MD passed away on June 10, 2017 at the Senator Bob Hooper House in Forest Hill, MD. A German, born in Brux, Czechoslovakia, she was the daughter of the late Leo and Maria (Pflaum) Wessely and wife of the late Winston J. Simon. She worked most of her life as a school bus driver for Edgewood and Joppatowne schools. She loved children of all ages...
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Elva Scalf

February 5, 1929 - June 10, 2017

Elva Scalf, age 88, of Abingdon, MD passed away on June 10, 2017 at the Senator Bob Hooper House in Forest Hill, MD. Born in Baltimore, MD, she was one of thirteen children of Frank W. and Lena C. (Shipley) Koester and wife, for 16 years, of the late Irby Scalf. Her family meant everything to her, and she gave up her life in Tennessee to move to Maryland to help her daughter-in-law Beverly. ...
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James Leonard

January 26, 1945 - June 9, 2017

James R. Leonard, age 72, of Bel Air, Maryland passed away on June 9, 2017 at his home. Born in Fawn Grove, Pennsylvania, he was the son of Harold Clifford and Lola Ethel (Anderson) Leonard and was the husband of the late Virginia Kathryn Leonard. A veteran of the U.S. Air Force, he served our country during the Vietnam War. He retired in 2006 from Aberdeen Proving Ground where he worked as a...
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Dorothy Howard

October 28, 1932 - June 8, 2017

Dorothy Howard, age 84, of Joppa, MD passed away on June 8, 2017 at Gilchrist Hospice in Towson, MD. Born in Baltimore, MD, she was the daughter of John Cromwell Popple and Helen (Popple) Mansfield. She was a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church and the C&P Pioneers which is now Verizon. She enjoyed going to yard sales, bazaars, and working crossword puzzles. Mrs. Howard is survived by...
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Vivian Hamilton

November 21, 1930 - June 7, 2017

Vivian Hamilton, age 86, of Fallston, MD passed away on June 7, 2017 at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center in Bel Air, MD. Born in Baltimore, MD, she was the daughter of Theodore and Mildred (Savage) Carrow. She enjoyed ballroom dancing, flowers and time spent with her family. Mrs. Hamilton is survived by her husband of 66 years, Charles Robert Hamilton II; daughters, Vivian L. Herbert and...
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William Wheeler

February 19, 1936 - June 6, 2017

William Wheeler, age 81, of Fallston, Maryland passed away on June 6, 2017 at Bel Air Assisted Living in Bel Air, Maryland. Born in Baltimore, Maryland, he was the son of Harry Lee and Anna (Trabert) Wheeler. A veteran of the National Guard, he retired from Bethlehem Steel after 43 years. He enjoyed bowling for many years at Forest Hill Lanes and loved Orioles baseball. Mr. Wheeler is...
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Ronald H. Twitty

August 13, 1945 - June 6, 2017

Ronald H. Twitty, age 71, of Belcamp, Maryland passed away on June 6, 2017 at his home. Born in Annapolis, Maryland, he was the son of Kirby Leon and Martha Harriett (Schutte) Twitty and was the husband, for 44 years, of the late Judith Ann Twitty. A veteran of the U.S. Air Force, he loved his job as an engineer on the railroad. He loved his wife, kids, grandchildren and great grandchildren. ...
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Shannon N. Kozar

September 4, 1973 - June 5, 2017

Shannon N. Kozar, age 43, of White Hall, Maryland passed away on June 5, 2017 at her home. Born in Baltimore, Maryland, she was the daughter of Charles R. Duley and Linda A. (Grue) Bunce. Mrs. Kozar is survived by her husband John D. Kozar; daughter, Hannah B. Kozar; and brother, Todd M. Duley In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hunt Valley Church, 13015 Beaver Dam Rd, ...
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Karen Marie Sampson

April 3, 1957 - June 5, 2017

Karen Marie Sampson, age 60, of Bel Air, MD passed away on June 5, 2017 at her home. Born in Buffalo, NY, she was the daughter of William Anthony and Jean (Heffernan) Clemons. She had retired from St. Joan of Arc Catholic School in 2015 as the technology teacher and was a member of St. Ignatius Catholic Church. She enjoyed traveling to the Smoky Mountains, visiting the wineries in the Finger...
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Lore Chenoweth

April 5, 1930 - June 4, 2017

Lore Chenoweth, age 87, of Colora, MD, formerly of Bel Air, peacefully passed away on June 4, 2017 at Union Hospital in Elkton, MD. Born in New York, NY, she was the daughter of Aloys and Johanna (Bingeman) Schwerdt and was the wife of the late Howard Grayson Chenoweth. She liked to cook, read, shop, and entertain family and friends. She was an avid pet lover and her family and friends were...
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Lawrence Henson, Jr.

December 2, 1948 - June 2, 2017

Lawrence Henson Jr., age 68, of Bel Air, MD passed away on June 2, 2017. Born in Clay County, Kentucky, he was the son of Lawrence and Mary Bell Henson. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he served his country in the Army for over 20 years and after his first retirement was Director of Program Management for the Department of Homeland Security. He was a member at Bel Air Church of the Nazarene for over...
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Pearl L. Nowotarski

September 13, 1921 - June 2, 2017

Pearl L. Nowotarski, age 95, of Joppa, Maryland passed away on June 2, 2017 at her home. Born in Mt. Airy, Maryland, she was the daughter of William and Dora Fowler and was the wife of the late George Nowotarski. She had worked as a waitress and was an avid duck pin bowler, gardener, and quilter. Mrs. Nowotarski is survived by her children, George Nowotarski, Jr. and Paul Nowotarski both of...
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Corey B. Schaeffer

July 14, 1963 - June 2, 2017

Corey B. Schaeffer, age 53, of Bel Air, Maryland passed away on June 2, 2017 at his home. Born in Pasadena, California, he was the son of Sharon Jeannette (Baldwil) Schaeffer of Abingdon and the late Robert William Schaeffer Sr. He was employed as a carpenter in the home improvement business. He enjoyed playing the banjo and was an avid hunter, fisherman, and crabber. Mr. Schaeffer is...
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Velma F. Jackson

November 19, 1924 - June 1, 2017

Velma F. Jackson, age 92, of Bel Air, MD passed away on June 1, 2017 at her home. Born in Old Fields, NC, she was the daughter of Robert Bryan and Chana Pearl (Wagner) Wall and was the wife of the late Elmer Clair Jackson. She graduated from Bel Air High School in 1941 and had worked at the Harford County Library for 25 years. She had volunteered with the States Attorney's Office since 1987 and...
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Laurie Ann Burgess

April 6, 1962 - June 1, 2017

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Greater Grace Christian Academy Scholarship Fund, 6063 Moravia Park Drive, Baltimore, MD 21206.
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Eileen Lister Shattuck

January 11, 1929 - June 1, 2017

Contributions may be made to a charity of your choice.
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William Schwartzman

September 4, 1974 - May 31, 2017

William "Bill" Schwartzman, age 42, of Edgewood, MD passed away on May 31, 2017 at his home. Born in Baltimore, MD, he was the son of Henry Richard and Frances Margaret (Page) Schwartzman of Edgewood. He was very active at the John Archer School, especially in the chorus, band and acting in plays. He enjoyed playing his French Horn and reading. He loved sports, especially the Ravens and the...
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Robert B. Farrington

June 18, 1931 - May 31, 2017

Robert B. Farrington, age 85, of Edgewood, MD passed away on May 31, 2017 at Stella Maris Hospice in Timonium, MD. Born in McGrady, NC, he was the son of Freddie Sylvester and Emeline (Taylor) Farrington, and was the husband of the late Mary (Fleming) Farrington and Virginia Lacy Farrington. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he worked at APG Edgewood Arsenal for most of his life as a sheet metal...
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Ken J. Heeter

July 1, 1936 - May 30, 2017

Ken J Heeter, age 80, of Bel Air, MD passed away on May 30, 2017 at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center in Bel Air. Born in Michigan City, IN on July 1, 1936, the middle son of DeLacy J and Anna (Yoder) Heeter. He was a devoted husband, father, brother, grandfather, great grandfather, friend, neighbor and coworker. A very compassionate person to others, he was known as the Dick Clark of Upper...
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William H. Bytheway

April 29, 1945 - May 29, 2017

William Henry Bytheway, Jr., age 72, a resident of Abingdon, MD passed away on May 29, 2017, at home in the company of his family. Born in Pittsburgh, PA, he was the son of the late William Henry Bytheway, Sr. and Lillian Carolyn (Sachs) Renfro and the husband of the late Patricia Ann Bytheway. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by his brother, Charles Renfro. Bill is...
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George Franklin Oliver

February 13, 1955 - May 28, 2017

George Franklin Oliver, age 62, of Aberdeen, MD passed away on May 28, 2017 at his home. Born in Havre de Grace, MD, he was the son of Franklin LaPorte Oliver and Ruby Landora (Preston) Oliver. For most of his life, George was a banker in Baltimore City most recently at M&T Bank. He loved sailing, boating and being on the Bush River. Mr. Oliver is survived by his wife of 26 years, Mary T....
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Virginia Christian Ulm Mason

June 10, 1929 - May 27, 2017

Virginia Christian Ulm Mason, age 87, of Lutherville Timonium, MD passed away on May 27, 2017 at Stella Maris Hospice in Timonium, MD. Born in Andalusia, PA, she was the daughter of James J. and Rosella (Brady) Christian. She was a member and past president of the Glen Arm Garden Club and a former member of St. John the Evangelist Church in Hydes, MD. She was an avid golfer at Towson Golf and...
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Marguerite B. Hinkel

January 27, 1921 - May 27, 2017

Marguerite B. Hinkel, 96, passed away at her home in Bel Air, Maryland on Saturday, May 27, 2017. She was born on January 27, 1921 in Wilderness, Missouri to Lon Miles Simpson and Maude (Oesch) Simpson, and was the second of seven children. In 1942, she graduated from the Burge School of Nursing in Springfield, Missouri and began her nursing career as an Ensign in the Navy Nurse Corp (USNR),...
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Michele Nelson

October 4, 1946 - May 27, 2017

Michele Nelson, age 70, of Bel Air, MD passed away on May 27, 2017 at Brightview Assisted Living in Bel Air. Born in Baltimore, MD, she was the daughter of Robert Nicholas and Elizabeth Ann (Moore) Nelson. She was a graduate of University of Maryland and Fordham University and had worked in New York City as a social worker. She enjoyed gardening, playing golf and taking care of her nieces and...
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Ann Sheehan Carven

May 30, 1924 - May 26, 2017

Ann Veronica Carven (Sheehan) of Bel Air passed away on May 26, 2017. Ann was born May 30, 1924 in Boston, Massachusetts the sixth child of Frank P. and Frances G. Sheehan's (Walsh) eight children. She graduated from Boston's Girls' High School in 1941. She graduated from the Felt and Tarrant Business School in 1942 and went to work for the US Department of the Navy at the Hingham Shipyard in...
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Madeline Damiani

March 15, 1933 - May 26, 2017

Madeline "Cookie" Damiani, age 84, of Bel Air, MD passed away on May 26, 2017 at Avondell Assisted Living in Bel Air. Born in Philadelphia, PA, she was the daughter of Dominick and Madeline (Valinoto) Zinni and was the wife of the late Frederick J. Damiani. She graduated from Olney High School in Philadelphia, PA. She was employed at Western Electric where she met her husband. Cookie later...
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Auleen L. Leister

November 9, 1920 - May 26, 2017

Auleen L. Leister, age 96, of Bel Air, MD passed away on May 26, 2017 at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center in Bel Air. Born in Mifflintown, PA, she was the daughter of George S. and Minnie E. (Copenhaver) Renno. She had worked as a registered nurse and was a member of Bel Air United Methodist Church where she served on the altar guild and held a life membership in the UMW. She enjoyed traveling,...
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Raymond Aldao

October 8, 1946 - May 25, 2017

Raymond J. Aldao JR, age 70, of Forest Hill, MD passed away on May 25, 2017 at his home. Born in Baltimore, he was the son of Raymond John and Anna Celia (Norris) Aldao. A veteran of the U.S. Navy, he served our country from 1966-1970. His first deployment on the ship was to Guantanamo Bay for carrier training for the ship's personnel. The second deployment was to Vietnam and served on the USS...
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Barbara Helen De Leonibus

May 10, 1939 - May 24, 2017

Barbara Helen De Leonibus, age 78, of Bel Air, MD passed away on May 24, 2017 at Sinai Hospital in Baltimore. Born in Washington, DC, she was the daughter of Antoine and Collette (Freeze) Schneider and was the wife of the late Joseph DeLeonibus. She had worked in administration at the National Bank of Washington and the University of Maryland, College Park. She was a life-long Redskins and...
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Samantha Nicole Petrusch

March 3, 1999 - May 23, 2017

Samantha Nicole Petrusch, age 18, of Aberdeen, MD passed away on May 23, 2017 at her home. Born in Havre de Grace, MD, she was the daughter of Tamas Szabo of Frederick and Diane Lynn (Petrusch) Magill and of Aberdeen. She was a student of both Joppatowne and Aberdeen High Schools. Always smiling, she enjoyed spending time with her boyfriend Anthony. She also enjoyed reading and writing, loved...
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William Russell Anderson

April 24, 1932 - May 22, 2017

William Russell Anderson, age 85, of Edgewood, MD passed away on May 22, 2017 at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center in Bel Air, MD. Born in Pittsburgh, PA, he was the son of Raymond Desmond Anderson and Bessie Marie Thompson. He was a proud veteran of the U.S. Marines who served our country during the Korean War. He worked as an insurance agent and enjoyed listening to church services on the radio. ...
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Dorothy Louise Warfield

July 20, 1931 - May 22, 2017

Dorothy Louise Warfield, age 85, of Elkton, MD passed away on May 22, 2017 at her home. Born in Forest Hill, MD, she was the daughter of Walter Curtis and Sara Elizabeth (Braitmaier) Roe and was the wife of the late Ballenger Day Warfield. A graduate of Bel Air High School, she was a member of Centre United Methodist Church. She volunteered at nursing homes and enjoyed crocheting and traveling....
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Karl Kenneth Keithley, Jr.

August 1, 1927 - May 21, 2017

Karl Kenneth Keithley Jr., age 89, of Bel Air, MD passed away on May 21, 2017 at York Hospital in York, PA. Born in Baltimore, MD, he was the son of Karl Kenneth and Margaret Irene (Hoover) Keithley. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he attended Old Post Road High School. He dedicated his whole life to his family and serving the public through his family business, Keithley Brothers Incorporated. The...
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Mary Lou McCleary

December 6, 1944 - May 21, 2017

Mary Lou McCleary, age 72, of Belcamp, MD passed away on May 21, 2017 at the Upper Chesapeake Medical Center in Bel Air. Born in Harrisburg, PA, she was the daughter of Thomas O. and Mary E. (Martz) Haber. She worked for Eastern Stainless Steel as a secretary, and had also worked as a secretary in the medical field. She was a special aunt to her nieces and her great nieces and nephew. She enjoyed...
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Joseph P. Karevicius

December 10, 1953 - May 18, 2017

Joseph P. Karevicius, age 63, of Forest Hill, Maryland passed away on May 18, 2017 at the Upper Chesapeake Medical Center in Bel Air, Maryland. Born in Scranton, Pennsylvania, he was the son of Saliomeja (Kudirka) Karevicius of Forest Hill and the late Antanas Karevicius. He enjoyed nature and was an avid hunter and fisherman. Mr. Karevicius is survived by his wife of 19 years, Cindy L....
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Justin Walter

January 19, 1982 - May 18, 2017

Justin "Bus" Walter, age 35, of Abingdon, Maryland passed away on May 18, 2017 at his home. Born in Rossville, Maryland, he was the son of Kathy Lisa Walter of Abingdon. He worked in sales for the automotive industry and enjoyed traveling and adventure. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his sons, Anthony S. Walter and Ezekiel A. Sibert both of Abingdon, MD. He is also survived by...
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Bill Howard

May 29, 1929 - May 18, 2017

Bill Howard, age 87, of Newbury, NH passed away on May 18, 2017 at the Senator Bob Hooper House in Forest Hill, MD. Born in New Haven, CT, he was the son of Arthur Wall and Daisy Munning and the husband of the late Ann Marie Howard. He had also resided in Fallston, MD. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he served our country during occupied Japan. He was loved by all and will be remembered as a...
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Clara R. Wilson

May 4, 1920 - May 18, 2017

Clara R. Wilson, age 97, of Bel Air, MD passed away on May 18, 2017 at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center in Bel Air, MD with family by her side. Born in Wilkes County, NC, she was the daughter of William and Florence (Jones) Roberts and the wife of the late John William Wilson. She moved with her family to Harford County, MD when she was 7 and attended grade and high school in Highland where she...
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Alton H. Simmons

March 1, 1924 - May 18, 2017

Alton H. Simmons, age 93, of Churchville, MD passed away on May 18, 2017 at his home. Born in Churchville he was the son of Major and Amelia (Cockerham) Simmons and husband of the late Laura Maxine Simmons. He worked for 30 years at APG as a refrigeration mechanic and retired on March 1, 1984. He was a lifetime member of Oak Grove Baptist Church and spent 60 years singing with various gospel...
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Eleanor Coale Walter

August 16, 1919 - May 17, 2017

Eleanor Coale Walter, age 97, of Bel Air, MD passed away on May 17, 2017 at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center in Bel Air, MD. Born in Churchville, she was the daughter of Edgar and Mary (Mitchell) Coale, and wife of the late Charles E. Walter Sr. She was a member of Mt. Tabor United Methodist Church where she was active in church activities for many years. She enjoyed reading, doing crossword...
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June Mildred Owens

June 23, 1933 - May 17, 2017

June Mildred Owens, age 83, of Bel Air, MD passed away on May 17, 2017 at Bel Air Assisted Living in Bel Air, MD. Born in Baltimore, MD, she was the daughter of Richard and Cecil Merriman and wife of the late William Robert Owens. She had worked for Bell Atlantic as an accountant for many years, H&R Block and various doctors in the Harford County area. She loved to do needlepoint and spend time...
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Garry W. Morrison

December 15, 1946 - May 17, 2017

Garry W. Morrison, age 70, of Joppa, MD passed away on May 17, 2017 peacefully at home. Born in Aberdeen, MD he was the son of James Leonard and Sally Belle (Crouse) Morrison and was a machinist at the Bata Shoe Company. He loved having family get-togethers, hosting family reunions and spending time with his granddaughter, Madelynn. He was an avid hunter, outdoorsman and enjoyed fishing and...
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Brian Lee Harper

August 7, 1964 - May 16, 2017

Brian Lee Harper, age 52, of Edgewood, Maryland passed away on May 16, 2017 at the Upper Chesapeake Medical Center in Bel Air, Maryland. Born in Baltimore, Maryland, he was the son of Joan May (Rohrback) Harper of Joppa, MD and the late Carl Thomas Harper. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and worked as an editor in civil service. He enjoyed spending time with his family and supporting many...
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William Charles Williamson

September 24, 1930 - May 15, 2017

William Charles Williamson, age 86, of Joppa, Maryland passed away on May 15, 2017 at his home. Born in Essex, Maryland, he was the son of James Valentine and Ruth (Horner) Williamson. A veteran of the U.S. Marines, he worked for Bethlehem Steel for 42 years. Since 1972, he attended Reformation Bible Church. He enjoyed fishing and was an avid photographer. He enjoyed taking pictures of the...
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