Our Obituaries

Timothy Jackson

February 7, 1958 - June 28, 2017

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Fallston Animal Rescue Movement, 2725 Fallston Road, Fallston, MD 21047
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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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Mark P. Schultz

December 10, 1935 - May 15, 2017

Mark P. Schultz, age 81, of Bel Air, MD passed away on May 15, 2017 at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center in Bel Air. Born in Washington, DC, he was the son of Mark Perry and Ruth Elizabeth (Polen) Schultz and was the husband of the late Barbara A. Schultz. His family lived in the Washington DC area. He graduated from University of Maryland at College Park and Case Western Reserve University, and...
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John Cubbage

January 1, 1950 - May 12, 2017

John Cubbage, age 67, of Bel Air, MD passed away on May 12, 2017 at Frederick Memorial Hospital in Frederick, MD. Born in Washington, D.C., he was the son of Henry David and Jane (Gallahan) Cubbage and was the husband of the late Kathleen Jaqueline Cubbage. He taught for 33 years at both Forest Lakes Elementary School and Forest Hill Elementary School, and for over 20 years was a member of the...
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Gregory Soul

August 21, 1970 - May 11, 2017

Gregory Brian Soul, age 46, of Abingdon, Maryland passed away on May 11, 2017 at his home. Born in Havre de Grace, Maryland, he was the son of Donald and Betty Soul of Abingdon. He worked as a painter in the auto industry and was an avid hunter and fisherman. In addition to his parents, Mr. Soul is survived by his sister, Connie Soul of Abingdon. Those who desire may make a donation to...
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Joan Maisenhalder Ludlow

October 4, 1940 - May 11, 2017

Joan M. Ludlow, age 76, of Bel Air, MD passed away on May 11, 2017 at York Hospital in York, PA. Born in Baltimore, MD, she was the daughter of Edward Charles and Edna May (Uhl) Maisenhalder and was the wife of the late James H. Ludlow. She graduated from Bard Avon Business School in Baltimore and then worked as a Clerk of the District Court in Harford County for 30 years. She was a former member...
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Deborah A. Russo Reid

June 8, 1958 - May 10, 2017

Deborah A. Russo Reid, age 58, of Forest Hill, Maryland passed away on May 10, 2017 at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center in Bel Air, Maryland. Born in Waynesburg, Pennsylvania, she was the daughter of John Vincent Russo of Forest Hill and the late Margaret Ann (Hunt) Russo. She worked in the healthcare field, and early in her career had worked as an RN at Good Samaritan Hospital. From there, she...
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Naomi D. Walther

June 29, 1946 - May 10, 2017

Naomi D. Walther, age 70, of Forest Hill, MD passed away on May 10, 2017 at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center in Bel Air, MD. Born in Homestead, PA, she was the daughter of Vivian (Carns) Fulmer and the late James Clair. She served the Lord all of her life and was a good Christian. She loved people, and her grand dog JoJo, and enjoyed spending time with her family. In addition to her mother,...
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Patricia A. Reith

September 5, 1943 - May 8, 2017

Patricia A. Reith, age 73, of Bel Air, MD passed away on May 8, 2017 at her daughter's home. Born in Baltimore, MD, she was a lifetime resident of Harford County. She was the daughter of Lawrence Cameron and Sara Elizabeth (Morris) Gorrell. She was a 1961 graduate of Bel Air High School who then went on to receive a degree from the Bard Avon Business School. She worked as a procurement contract...
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Claudia A. Sparks

July 31, 1953 - May 5, 2017

Claudia "Chris" A. Sparks, age 63, of Bel Air, MD passed away on May 5, 2017 at her home. Born in Havre de Grace, MD, she was the daughter of Beura Akers Sparks and Hazel Virginia (Waddell) Sparks. She was an accomplished equestrian who enjoyed riding and showing horses. Her family, however, was always her first priority. Ms. Sparks is survived by her sisters, Norma "Lucky" G. Guercio and...
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Joseph Joe Charles Thomas

November 10, 1977 - May 4, 2017

Joseph "Joe" Charles Thomas, age 39, of Bel Air, MD passed away on May 4, 2017 at his home. Born in Baltimore, MD, he was the son of Jo Ann Jones of Bel Air and the late Ronald Henry Thomas. He completed his Associates in Culinary Arts and worked at the Oak Crest Retirement Community as a chef. He enjoyed watching the Ravens and Orioles, of which he was a huge fan, and also enjoyed playing Disc...
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Daniel Joseph Ziolkowski, Sr.

September 12, 1936 - May 3, 2017

Daniel Joseph Ziolkowski Sr., age 80, of Joppa, MD passed away on May 3, 2017 at his home. Born in Baltimore, MD, he was the son of Joseph John and Lillian (Kendall) Ziolkowski and was the husband of the late Joan Marie Ziolkowski. He had worked for C&P Telephone Company for 33 years and had also owned and operated Special Moments Photography. He was an avid fisherman and hunter, and was a member...
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Carol Marie Austin Carroll

December 14, 1938 - May 3, 2017

Carol Marie Austin Carroll, age 78, of Bel Air, MD passed away on May 3, 2017 at her home. Born in Boston, MA, she was the daughter of William Bernard and Anna Marie (King) Austin. She was an accomplished American Folk art painter, quilter and pianist. She loved the ocean and beaches and had a lifelong love of vacationing in the Outer Banks. She also loved to read. Mrs. Carroll is survived...
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Harry Lawrence Froehlich

November 23, 1929 - May 1, 2017

Harry Lawrence Froehlich, age 87, of Bel Air, MD passed away on May 1, 2017 at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center in Bel Air, MD. Born in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of Harry and Margaret Froehlich and was the husband of the late Jean Padula Froehlich. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, and a 1957 graduate of La Salle College in Philadelphia. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. Mr. Froehlich...
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Leroy Lund

December 11, 1933 - April 30, 2017


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Arch Lee Handy

November 28, 1925 - April 30, 2017

Arch Lee Handy, former Chief, Plans and Readiness Division, Department of Defense at Aberdeen Proving Ground, and local owner of the Handy Stamp Shop in Bel Air, died of health problems relating to dementia and cancer. He was 91 years old. Born in a sharecropper's family in Crumpler, Ashe County, North Carolina on November 28, 1925, to Everett and Pearl Handy, they moved to Long Bar Harbor,...
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Lelia A. Dondalski

March 10, 1952 - April 29, 2017

Lelia A. Dondalski, age 65, of Cambridge, MD passed away on April 29, 2017 at the Forest Hill Health and Rehabilitation Center in Forest Hill, MD. Born in Baltimore, MD, she was the daughter of Walter K. and Anna Mae (Whalen) Lynch. She was a member of Our Lady of Hope Catholic Church in Dundalk. She enjoyed, fishing, crabbing, gardening, cooking and spending time with her grandchildren. ...
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Lelia A. Dondalski

March 10, 1952 - April 29, 2017

Lelia A. Dondalski, age 65, of Cambridge, MD passed away on April 29, 2017 at the Forest Hill Health and Rehabilitation Center in Forest Hill, MD. Born in Baltimore, MD, she was the daughter of Walter K. and Anna Mae (Whalen) Lynch. She was a member of Our Lady of Hope Catholic Church in Dundalk. She enjoyed, fishing, crabbing, gardening, cooking and spending time with her grandchildren. ...
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Deborah Lee Padgett

September 25, 1950 - April 28, 2017

Deborah Lee Padgett, age 66, of Abingdon, MD passed away on April 28, 2017 at her home. Born in Havre de Grace, MD, she was the daughter of Franklin Lindley and Alice Aileen (Longley) Couch. She worked at the Bush River Yacht Club where she enjoyed her job and working with the public. Family was very important to her and she enjoyed taking care of people. She was also a Ravens and Orioles Fan. ...
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George David Gardner

February 5, 1944 - April 26, 2017

George David Gardner, age 73, of Edgewood, MD passed away on April 26, 2017 at Lorien Riverside in Belcamp, MD. Born in Baltimore, MD, he was the son of Emmett Curtis and Dorothea Adeline (Roese) Gardner. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and a member of the Edgewood American Legion. Mr. Gardner is survived by his wife of 51 years, Jewel E. Gardner; son, David L. Gardner and wife, Joyce, of...
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Stanley Joseph Jablecki III

October 21, 1986 - April 24, 2017

Stanley Joseph Jablecki III, age 30, of Bel Air, MD passed away on April 24, 2017 at his home. Born in Baltimore, MD, he was the son of Stanley Joseph and Joyce Ellen (Plishka) Jablecki of Bel Air. A 2004 graduate of C. Milton Wright High School, he was involved in many sports growing up. Stanley loved spending time with his son, Nolan. He was a big teddy bear that made people laugh and was...
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James Howard Blake

April 19, 1941 - April 24, 2017

James Howard Blake, age 76, of Bel Air, MD passed away on April 24, 2017 at his home. Born in Baltimore, MD, he was the son of Robert Vinton and Miriam (Moog) Blake. Mr. Blake is survived by his wife of 53 years, Susan Lillian Blake; children, Greg Blake and Amy Dousa and her husband, Todd; siblings, Margaret Pater, Helen Sisson and Joyce Blake; and brother-in-law, Richard Konop. In...
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Hilda Graham Cooper

May 7, 1938 - April 23, 2017

Hilda Graham Cooper, age 78, of Rock Hill, South Carolina passed away on April 23, 2017 after a short illness while visiting her daughter in Maryland. Born in Lancaster County, SC, she was the daughter of James and Mary (Hunter) Graham and the wife of the late Gerald B. Cooper. She was a retired school teacher and a member of the National Education Association (NEA). She enjoyed traveling and...
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Steven S. Sova

August 23, 1973 - April 22, 2017

Steven S. Sova, age 43, of Bel Air, MD and Baltimore, passed away on April 22, 2017 at his home. Born in Seoul, Korea, he was the son of Joseph T. Sova Jr. of Bel Air and the late Norma Ellena (Leary) Sova. He was a restaurant manager, a huge history buff and an avid sports fan. He was also a Star Wars fan and enjoyed playing internet games and spending time with family and friends. In...
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Verna Ray Mazan

January 31, 1925 - April 22, 2017

On April 22, 2017, at age 92, Verna Ray Mazan (nee Spicer) beloved wife of the late Edmund James Mazan; loving daughter of the late Vernon Brown and Bessie Virginia Spicer (nee Ray), devoted mother of Nancy Verna Garey and her husband Art of Rosedale, David Edmund Mazan (previously married to Lori Jewel) of Rosedale; Bernard James Mazan and his wife Sherri of Milford, OH, and Kathleen Marie...
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Maryann K. Bauer

September 27, 1936 - April 21, 2017

Maryann K. Bauer, age 80, of Baltimore, MD passed away on April 21, 2017 at Lorien Riverside in Belcamp, MD. Born in Pittsburgh, PA, she was the daughter of Richard Anthony Keck and Gertrude Dipple and was the wife of the late Theodore Robert Bauer. In January 1990, she received her AA from Harford Community College and worked as a customer service representative for an insurance company. A...
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Robert D. Bobby Weaver

December 25, 1969 - April 21, 2017

Robert D. "Bobby" Weaver, age 47, of Bel Air, MD passed away on April 21, 2017. Born in Havre de Grace, MD, he was the son of Joyce Catherine (Nagy) Weaver of Churchville, MD and the late Robert Darrell Weaver. He loved fishing, watching the Ravens and Orioles, and spending time with his children and grandchildren. He also enjoyed spending time outdoors and in nature, and listening to music ...
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Virginia Elizabeth Speyer

August 25, 1930 - April 21, 2017

Virginia Elizabeth Lanning Speyer, 86, of Fallston, Maryland, surrounded by her family, went to be with our blessed Lord on April 21, 2017. Ginny was born on August 25, 1930 in Belleville, New Jersey. She was married to Walter "Bud" Speyer for 57 years. In addition to raising seven children and supporting her beloved Bud through his business career, she enjoyed singing with the Sweet Adelines...
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Gaye V. McGuire

October 16, 1924 - April 20, 2017

Gaye V. McGuire, age 92, of Aberdeen, Maryland passed away on April 20, 2017 at her home. Born in Nathans Creek, North Carolina, she was the daughter of Charles and Chessie (Sheets) Woody and was the wife of the late Charles Eugene McGuire. During WWII she had worked at Glen L. Martin as a riveter. She loved cooking and baking for family, especially the grandchildren, great-grandchildren and...
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Cecelia Lauren Sleeman

March 28, 1946 - April 19, 2017

Cecelia Lauren Sleeman, age 71, of Forest Hill, Maryland passed away on April 19, 2017 at the Upper Chesapeake Medical Center in Bel Air, Maryland. Born in Baltimore City, Maryland, she was the daughter of Lawrence John and Martha Harriett (Wollmer) Forbes. She was the award winning owner and operator of Poppy's Place in Street, MD for 26 years. A member of the Elks Lodge in Abingdon, she also...
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Timothy Sean Cooney

May 1, 1960 - April 18, 2017

Timothy Sean Cooney, age 56, of Edgewood, Maryland passed away at home on April 18, 2017. Born on May 1, 1960 in Baltimore, Maryland, he was the son of Shirley Joy (James) Dowling and the late Thomas William Cooney. Tim was a kind, gentle, dependable, loving person with a light heart and funny sense of humor. He was a good friend to everyone that knew him and loved his family and pets with all...
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Charles E. Doran, Sr.

April 19, 1943 - April 17, 2017

Charles E. Doran Sr., age 73, of Edgewood, Maryland passed away on April 17, 2017 at the Perry Point VA Medical Center in Perryville, Maryland. Born in Joppa, Maryland, he was the son of Richard John and Ethel Marie (Krell) Doran. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he served our country during the Vietnam War. He was a member of the Lynx Motorcycle Club in Joppa, was a life member of the Joppa VFW and...
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Greg Euler

August 15, 1964 - April 17, 2017

Greg Euler, age 52, of Fallston, MD passed away on April 17, 2017 at his home. Born in Baltimore, MD, he was the son of Jean Carol (Carver) Reider and stepson of S. Dick Reider of Perry Hall, MD and the late Elmer Henry Euler Jr. He worked at Plaza Ford as an auto mechanic, was an avid outdoorsman, hunter and fisherman. A devoted father, and adoring husband, he loved baseball and playing...
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Nellie Angela C. Sadler

February 22, 1924 - April 16, 2017

Nellie Angelina C. Sadler, age 93, of Bel Air, Maryland passed away on April 16, 2017 at the Hart Heritage Estates in Forest Hill, Maryland. She was born in Pittston, Pennsylvania. She frequently attended church at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church until she was too ill to attend anymore. She was an avid bridge player, enjoyed going to the casino and playing slots. Mrs. Sadler is survived by...
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Dorothy Robinson Pettingill

February 23, 1930 - April 16, 2017

Dorothy Robinson Pettingill, 87, beloved mother and grandmother, passed away on Easter Sunday. Born in Rutledge, MD, she was the daughter of William Lee and Henrietta Robinson. As a teenager and young adult, Dorothy was an avid equestrian and belonged to the Harford Elkridge Hunt Club. She graduated from Jarrettsville High School in 1948 and worked for PNC Bank as a Trust Assistant for many years...
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Michael D. Cobb

June 6, 1948 - April 16, 2017

In lieu of flowers, a contribution can be made to: American Cancer Society 405 Williams Court Suite 120 Baltimore, MD 21220
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Raymond O'Donnell

September 2, 1944 - April 15, 2017

Raymond O'Donnell, age 72, of Rising Sun, MD passed away on April 15, 2017 at his home. Born in Port Reading, NJ, he was the son of Joseph and Freda (Springer) O'Donnell. He loved old cars, NASCAR races and was an avid camper. He also enjoyed woodworking, coin collecting and spending time with his grandchildren. Mr. O'Donnell is survived by his wife of 48 years, Jean Brenda O'Donnell;...
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