John M. Taylor Funeral Home

John M. Taylor Funeral Home's rich heritage is synonymous with the history of Annapolis. Since its founding in 1862, John M. Taylor Funeral Home has proudly and diligently served area families. Today, the funeral home's pledge to quality service continues with a professional and caring staff available to assist you 24 hours a day. John M. Taylor Funeral Home's tasteful d�cor, classic exterior appearance and historic relevance provide the city with a landmark mirroring the theme that �Annapolis is truly a museum without walls.� We provide beautiful family rooms, an inspirational chapel, a spacious lobby and a private conference area. Whether you are in need of immediate service or are interested in the many preplanning options available, you'll find that we always go the extra mile to provide special assistance and answer any questions you may have. At John M. Taylor Funeral Home, our continuing commitment is to serve each family as we would our own—with compassion, understanding and professionalism you can rely on. At John M. Taylor Funeral Home, we believe that every life is unique. Every funeral should be too. We celebrate life. And for those who are thinking of planning their arrangements in advance, John M. Taylor Funeral Home offers The Simplicity Plan® prearrangement program, an easy way to handle an important family responsibility.

Our Obituaries

Edward Malcolm Wyatt

March 18, 1932 - April 22, 2017

Edward Malcolm Wyatt, age 85, died on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at Heart Homes in Annapolis from complications of Parkinson’s Disease. Mr. Wyatt was born in Denver, CO on March 18, 1932, to the late Margery Collier and Kenneth Wyatt. He grew up in Richmond, VA and received both undergraduate and graduate degrees in mathematics from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. He came to...
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Gertrude Robison

September 4, 1923 - April 22, 2017

Gertrude “Trudy” Lillian Frederick Robison, 93, passed away peacefully on April 22, 2017. Born September 4 in Syracuse, N.Y., Trudy was the youngest of five. She worked as a secretary at IBM in Endicott, N.Y. Trudy met Howard Winfield Robison in May 1946 on a blind date and they married in November of that year. They had two children in Owego, N.Y., before moving to the Washington...
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Lawrence Joseph Hogan

September 30, 1928 - April 20, 2017

Lawrence Joseph Hogan, Sr., age 88 of Frederick, MD died on April 20, 2017 at Anne Arundel Medical Center following a stroke. Born in Boston, MA to the late Alexander and Josephine Hogan, Larry spent his life serving in many capacities. An Attorney and teacher, he was also a business executive, a former U.S. Congressman, Prince George's County Executive and served his country as Commander in...
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Esther Templin Miller

November 14, 1906 - April 18, 2017

Esther Ann Templin Miller On April 18, 2017 Esther Miller, age 110, passed away at the Ginger Cove Health Center. Esther was the wife of the late Rip Miller. Esther was a Trustee (Emeritus) with the USNA Foundation. She attended Purdue University and was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma.Esther was a concert violinist with St. John’s College; she was a winning golfer into her 90s, a staunch...
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Linda Ann Satchell

December 3, 1942 - April 18, 2017

Linda Ann Satchell Linda Ann Satchell, age 74, passed away suddenly on April 18, 2017 in Annapolis.Linda was born December 3, 1942 at the USNA Hospital in Annapolis.She leaves behind her devoted husband of 50 years, Kent, her loving son Charles and daughter-in-law, Mariam. Linda also leaves behind her sister Nancy Tolson, her niece Michele ( and Michele’s husband Mark) Lechowicz, two grand...
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Margaret Lynn Pierrepont

April 13, 2017 - April 16, 2017

On April 16, 2017 Margaret Lynn Pierrepont “Maggie Lynn” passed away peacefully at Anne Arundel Medical Center in her mother’s arms with her father at their side reading Maggie Lynn a book. Maggie Lynn was the loving daughter of Brittany Frances Mosley and Jason Stewart Pierrepont. Also survived by many loving family and friends.The family will receive visitors at the John M....
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June Lee Durm

January 25, 1931 - April 14, 2017

June Lee (Blaisdell) Durm , a lifelong resident of Annapolis, died peacefully at her home surrounded by her loved ones on April 14th, 2017. She was born January 25th, 1931 and grew up in Eastport, the youngest girl in a family of 10 siblings. She graduated from Annapolis High School in 1948 and continued to meet with her dear friends, “The Unforgettables” of Annapolis High for monthly...
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Herbert Myron Sachs

February 18, 1935 - April 12, 2017

Sachs, Herbert Myron. 1935-2017; Our beloved husband and father Herb died unexpectedly on April 12, 2017 at the age of 82. A 52-year resident of Annapolis, Herb was a proud son of Baltimore, the grandchild of Jewish immigrants, and a 1951 graduate of Forrest Park High School. He earned his B.A. from the University of Maryland in 1955 and his M.S. from the University of Michigan in 1962. Herb...
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Franklin Scott Dobson

April 11, 2017

Franklin S. Dobson, 78, died on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 from smoke inhalation caused by a fire at his residence in Annapolis, MD.Frank was born April 26, 1938 in Annapolis, Maryland and was a lifelong area resident and an alumni of Severn School. He attended the Naval Academy before transferring to University of Maryland, where he played lacrosse. He owned and operated “Mr. Bush Garden...
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Cevon Marshall McLean

March 25, 1958 - April 9, 2017

Cevon M. McLean of Lothian, Maryland died in a tragic car accident April 9, 2017 at the age of 59. Cevon was a graduate of the Valley Forge Military Academy/College and the University of Maryland and worked for the U.S. Department of Agriculture for nearly 30 years.Cevon was the beloved husband of Mary Basil McLean and a loving father to Brett and Cara McLean. He is also survived by his parents...
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Lyline Alice Galligan

August 5, 1926 - April 9, 2017

Lyline A. Langford Galligan passed away peacefully on April 9, 2017. Born August 5, 1926, in Highland Park, MI, she is the daughter of Melvin H. Langford from New Hampshire and Alice DesRochers Langford from Amesbury, Massachusetts. She graduated from Marygrove College, Detroit, MI, in 1948 and worked as a Dietician in Connecticut from 1948 – 1951.Lyline married Charles Henry Galligan at St...
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Harriet Wilson Beard

March 20, 1916 - April 1, 2017

Harriet Wilson Beard, beloved family matriarch of Fairview Farm of Davidsonville, and the widow of Dr. J Howard Beard, passed away peacefully at her home on Saturday, the first of April 2017. She was 101. She was born March 20, 1916 to the late Dr. Harry Ross and Keturah Wilson in Harris, Kansas. Harriet attended Kansas State Teachers College and met her husband, while working at College Camp in...
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Eunice Dolores Lowry

September 28, 1925 - March 30, 2017

Eunice D. Lowry passed away March 30, 2017. Eunice was born in Chicago, IL on September 28, 1925.Eunice graduated from Mundelein College, Chicago, IL with a Bachelor of Music Degree, with a concentration in voice. She had a beautiful voice and sang in numerous choirs and groups, including the Loyola Choral Society, Bel Canto of Milwaukee, WI, Temple Shalom, Milwaukee, WI and on the radio...
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Charles Stanley Hollander

November 13, 1924 - March 20, 2017

Charles Stanley Hollander (Stan) passed away at age 92 on March 20, 2017. Stan is survived by his wife of 65 years Veronica K. Hollander (Ronnie), his sister Mary Ann Wilson, his daughter-in-law Susan Lenk and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents Adolf A. and Victoria H. Hollander, his son Brian A. Hollander and his brother Richard A. Hollander. Stan was born in...
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Shirley F. Kirby

April 20, 1928 - March 18, 2017

Shirley F. Kirby a resident of Annapolis, Maryland since 1961. Born April 20, 1928 in Pennsylvania to the late Harry and Elmira Fisher.In 1955 she founded the Washington, D.C. Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. She joined the Philadelphia group and became a member of the National Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. She was appointed Executive Director by the Board of Trustees. Through the local efforts a...
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Meta Shepherd

August 1, 1946 - March 10, 2017

Meta Murray Shepherd (age 70) of Harwood passed away March 10, 2017. She was the daughter of the late Isaac and Ellen Shepherd.Meta studied at Mary Washington, and spent a year abroad in Lyon, France, where she became fluent in French. After graduating, she took her French degree and went to live in Samoa for a year. When returning home, she became a real estate appraiser. After spending 30 years...
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Sophia Magoulas

March 25, 1933 - March 8, 2017

Sophia Magoulas, 83, of Columbia, Maryland, passed away on Wednesday, 8 March, of natural causes, at Morningside House of Ellicott City. Sophia spent the first part of her life in Beirut, Lebanon, where she met and married her husband, Constantine Magoulas, now deceased. Sophia and Constantine and their three children were active members of the Greek Community of Beirut and the children attended...
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William Eugene Trueblood

January 16, 1930 - March 6, 2017

Captain William E. Trueblood, USN (Ret) of Annapolis, MD passed on March 6, 2017. He was 87 years old. Bill was born in Bloomington, Indiana on January 16, 1930, the son of Raymond and Hazel Trueblood. His father died when Bill was 2, and he was raised by his mother Hazel, grandfather Emerson and grandmother Pearl.He attended Indiana University for two years prior to entering the U. S. Naval...
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Beth Ascenith Smith

March 28, 1954 - March 6, 2017

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Frances Virginia Middleton

January 2, 1921 - March 6, 2017

Middleton, Frances Lemkey, age 96, a resident of Annapolis for more than 70 years died on Monday, March 6 from complications following emergency surgery. Born in Cradock, VA to the late Henry and Elizabeth Waite Lemkey, Frances graduated with a Masters degree from Western Maryland College. She married Elmer Norris Middleton in 1949 and they were married until his death in 1993. Francis...
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Maria Konstantinos Magoulas-Perkins

March 19, 1957 - March 4, 2017

Maria Magoulas-Perkins Maria Magoulas-Perkins, 59, passed away on Saturday, 4 March, after an almost two year battle with colon cancer. Maria was born in Beirut, Lebanon, where she attended the Greek School of Beirut. Her family moved to the island of Chios in Greece in 1967. Maria and her family immigrated to Annapolis, Maryland in 1971, where she attended St. Mary’s High School. She...
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Mildred Irene Herold

March 27, 1929 - February 28, 2017

Mildred Irene Herold “Millie” 87 passed away on February 28, 2017 at Annapolitian Assisted Living after a lengthy Alzheimer’s illness. Millie a resident of Annapolis for the past 52 years was born in Central City, Nebraska on March 27, 1929 to the late Helen (nee Eliason) and Paul Manley. In Millie’s late teens she worked for Social Security. Seeking a career she then...
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Randolph W. King

May 12, 1923 - February 26, 2017

RADM Randolph Winchester King, 93, died peacefully in his sleep on February 26, 2017 at Ginger Cove Assisted Living in Annapolis. Randy was born in Wilmington, Delaware on May 12, 1923, son of the late Captain Thomas Starr King, U.S. Navy (Ret), and Mrs. Anne Gordon (Winchester) King. He attended Annapolis and Coronado High Schools and after a year at Stanford University, he entered the United...
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Nancy Lee Weber

April 22, 1930 - February 26, 2017

Nancy Lee Weber, age 86, passed away on Sunday, February 26, 2017 following complications after surgery. She was a graduate of Eastern High School in Baltimore. She moved to Annapolis in 1972 after marrying Ed Weber. Nancy and Ed lived in Hillsmere Shores together for 45 years. Nancy served as president of the Archbishop Spalding High School Board and the Helen Avelynne Tawes Garden. She enjoyed...
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Linda P. Ludvickson

June 27, 1944 - February 24, 2017

Linda Parsons Ludvickson passed away on February 24, 2017 at the age of 72. Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on June 27, 1944, the daughter of the late Robert Blair Parsons and the late Helen Catherine Haschker Parsons, Linda was a near lifelong Annapolis resident. After graduating Annapolis High School, Linda received her degree from the University of Maryland at College Park in 1967 and was a...
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Norma E. McConnaughhay

December 25, 1923 - February 24, 2017

Norma Elliott McConnaughhay Norma Elliott McConnaughhay, nee Henrietta Norma Elliott, passed away on February 24,2017. She was born in Annapolis, MD on December 25, 1923, to Harry Franklin Elliott and Henrietta Norma (Franklin) Elliott. Norma was a graduate of Annapolis High School, class of 1940. As a young woman during World War II, she worked at Fort Meade, first at the ice cream counter, and...
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Gary Branham

January 21, 1951 - February 22, 2017

On February 22, 2017 Gary Branham passed away at his home in Annapolis.Gary is survived by his Son, Matthew Branham, and Daughter, Amy Thomas. He is also survived by his three Grandchildren, Alexander Scott, Teagan Jayne, and Colton James.Friends and family may call at the John M. Taylor Funeral Home, Inc. 147 Duke of Gloucester Street, Annapolis, MD 21401 on Sunday February 26th from 4 to 7 PM....
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Annie Jane Campbell

April 29, 1924 - February 21, 2017

Annie Jane CampbellOn February 21, 2017, Annie Jane Campbell passed away at Sunrise Assisted Living of Annapolis for the past 7 years. Jane was a resident of Annapolis for 72 years; previously she lived in Rocky Mount, NC. She was born on April 29, 1924 in Dillon, SC to the late Floyd John Causey and the late Eva Taylor Causey. Jane received her high school diploma in NC and then served as a...
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Edward Joseph Scullen

March 19, 1921 - February 20, 2017

Edward J. Scullen, P.E., F.A.S.C.E., F.A.C.E.C.Consulting Engineer, Captain, Ret. USN “Ted” Scullen was born and raised in Washington, DC, to his parents Anthony J. and Elizabeth Moore Scullen. He and Cissy raised their family in Bethesda MD, then moved to Annapolis, MD, where they have resided since 1976. He graduated from McKinley Technical High School and The Catholic...
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Louis Joseph Ruegg

April 17, 1924 - February 16, 2017

Louis Joseph Ruegg of Annapolis, MD died February 16, 2017 at his residence where he lived for the past 15 years, he was 92. Born on April 17, 1924 in Rapperswil, Switzerland to the late Rosalie and Gustaf Ruegg. Louis attended High School in Switzerland and served in the Swiss Army before seeking employment with the Myer Publishing Company as a typesetter. Louis then moved to the United...
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Dorothy May Seligman

March 1, 1934 - February 15, 2017

Dorothy May Seligman, 82, died peacefully on February 15, 2017 at Hospice of the Chesapeake’s Rebecca Fortney Care Center in Pasadena. Born in Baltimore, Maryland on March 1, 1934 to the late Mildred and Frank Fried. She attended Glen Burnie High School. Dorothy was a career homemaker who enjoyed needlepoint and spending time with her family especially grandchildren and extended family...
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Edna Jacqueline Casey

April 3, 1933 - February 14, 2017

E. Jacqueline "Jackie" Casey, a longtime resident of Winchester on the Severn, died peacefully in her sleep Tuesday morning, Feb. 14, in Bowling Green, Ohio, after battling Parkinson's syndrome for many years. She was a devoted wife, loving mother, a staunch Roman Catholic and the life of many parties.One of six offspring of John Thomas "Jack" Wilson and Edna Cecelia...
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Edna Jacqueline Casey

April 3, 1933 - February 14, 2017

E. Jacqueline "Jackie" Casey, a longtime resident of Winchester on the Severn, died peacefully in her sleep Tuesday morning, Feb. 14, in Bowling Green, Ohio, after battling Parkinson's syndrome for many years. She was a devoted wife, loving mother, a staunch Roman Catholic and the life of many parties.One of six offspring of John Thomas "Jack" Wilson and Edna Cecelia...
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William Joseph Kidwell

November 19, 1938 - February 11, 2017

William Joseph Kidwell (Bill or Billy), passed away peacefully on Saturday February 11, 2017 in Annapolis Maryland at the age of 78. Bill is survived by his loving wife Jo Ann Bradley Kidwell. He was a devoted Father to Brad and Michelle Kidwell, Mary and Tom Phillips, Jeff and Debbie Kidwell, and Steve and Connie Kidwell. William had 12 Grandchildren, Chris, Kaitlin, Kelly, Joe, Will, Steve,...
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John H. Helm

April 28, 1936 - February 10, 2017

Major John H. Helm, Sr (USMC, Ret), a longtime resident of Annapolis, Maryland died of heart failure on February 10, 2017 in his home. He was born on April 28, 1936 to parents Hugh and Hettie Helm in Henderson, KY. He grew up in Warren, Ohio and he attended Ohio State University. He held a B.S. in Mathematics and an M.S. in Computer Technology and Management from American University.He joined...
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Joseph Lipinski

March 20, 1943 - February 9, 2017

Joseph Lipinski, 73, of Annapolis, MD died of natural causes on Thursday, February 9, 2017 at Anne Arundel Medical Center. He was surrounded by friends and loved ones and will always be remembered for his love of family. He was the husband of the late Marion Walker Lipinski, who was a devoted and loving wife until her death in 2002. After graduating from St. Mary’s High School in 1961, he...
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Elizabeth Blackmer Childs

June 23, 1920 - February 8, 2017

ELIZABETH (BETTY) BLACKMER CHILDS passed away on February 8, 2017. She was born in Jacksonville, Florida, on June 23, 1920. The daughter of Eva Renfroe Blackmer and Walter Steele Blackmer, Jr., she grew up in Salisbury, N.C. Since 2002 she has been a resident of Ginger Cove in Annapolis.After attending Sweet Briar College, she married Eugene Mackall Childs, then an engineer for Pan American...
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Markus Alan Craig

December 29, 1964 - February 8, 2017

Markus Alan Craig, age 52, passed away on Wednesday February 8, 2017 after a brief and unexpected illness. His beloved wife, Lisa, was at his side. Markus was born on December 29, 1964 in Lincoln, Nebraska as the second son of Dennis and Donna (Boiler) Craig. Markus was a graduate of the University of Nebraska with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Natural Resources and Community and Regional...
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Walter R. Gerich

June 12, 1920 - February 8, 2017

Walter Gerich Walter Raymond Gerich, “Lou”, 96, of Annapolis, MD, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loved ones at Baywoods of Annapolis on Wednesday, February 8, 2017. He is survived by his sister, Elizabeth (“Betty”) Tutwiler; his three sons; Michael David, Mark Raymond and Martin William; one daughter, Michele (Gerich) Doyel; and two granddaughters; Ginger Marie...
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Stephen B. Hiltabidle

September 20, 1927 - February 1, 2017

Dr. Stephen Bartholf Hiltabidle of Annapolis, Maryland died peacefully at his home on February 1, 2017. He was born September 20, 1927 in Washington, D.C. to the late Beatrice and Walter Hiltabidle. He was preceded in death by his twin brother Thomas and his younger brother Charles.The family moved to Edgewater where he attended Mayo Elementary School, he then went on to attend Annapolis High...
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Marjorie Irene Wigley

June 2, 1923 - February 1, 2017

Marjorie Irene Wigley, of Annapolis, MD died February 1, 2017 at Morningside House in Laurel. She was 93. Born in Virginia to the late David and Mary Ruth Carroll, Marjorie married Royal Wells Wigley, Sr. on June 21, 1940 and began her career as wife and mother. In 2000, she was predeceased by a son, William Charles Wigley and in June of 2008 lost her husband Royal after 68 years of...
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William A. RYAN

August 10, 1929 - January 29, 2017

William Aloysious Ryan ’53 Captain William A. Ryan, USN (Ret.), of Annapolis, MD, died on Sunday, 29 January 2017. He was 87 years old.The son of a policeman, “Bill” was raised in New York City, where he attended Brooklyn Technical High School. Following graduation from the Naval Academy with the Class of 1953, he served aboard submarines and was commanding officer of Dogfish ...
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Charlotte Amelie ORTEGA

January 27, 2017 - January 27, 2017

Charlotte Amelie Ortega was born into the arms of angels on January 27, 2017. She was the daughter of Joshua and Windy Ortega.Although she was held in her parents’ arms for only a moment, she will be held in their hearts forever.The family will hold a private burial at Lakemont Memorial Gardens in Davidsonville, MD.Family and friends are invited to a reception in Charlotte’s honor on...
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August 10, 1920 - January 24, 2017

Louise W. Coleman On January 24, 2017 Louise Coleman passed away in Annapolis at the age of 96. Louise was born in Ellicott City and attended Annapolis High School, graduating in 1938. Louise was an avid walker and spent many enjoyable days walking around Annapolis. She enjoyed reading, traveling and spending time with her granddaughters.Louise is survived by her son Alan Coleman and his wife...
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Margaret Peterson

February 23, 1933 - January 22, 2017

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Virginia E. SMITH

January 11, 1922 - January 22, 2017

Virginia Lorraine Schmidt Ehreke SmithJanuary 11, 1922 – January 22, 2017 Virginia Lorraine Schmidt Ehreke Smith, 95, of Annapolis died Jan. 22, 2017 at Baywoods of Annapolis. A lifelong resident of Anne Arundel County, Ginnie was born Jan. 11, 1922 to George and Margaret Schmidt and lived her early years on the family farm on Mountain Rd. in Pasadena. She was a 1938 graduate of Glen...
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Joseph F. Olson

October 20, 1941 - January 20, 2017

Joseph Fremont Olson, 75, born on October 20,1941 peacefully passed away Friday, January 20th, 2017 in Annapolis, Maryland. Joseph served in the US Navy from 1960 to 1964 sailing on the USS Des Moines and USS Enterprise. He continued his service to his country through his 40 years with the US Postal Service. His passion for music and singing made him friends from every walk of life. Joesph...
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Willma Dian Peet

June 21, 1922 - January 19, 2017

PLEASE NOTE THAT GRAVESIDE SERVICE HAS BEEN CHANGED FROM THURSDAY TO FRIDAY FEBRUARY 2, 2017 AT 2 PM IN THE USNA CEMETERY. When entering the Naval Academy please use Gate 8. Everyone over the age of 18 must have a photo ID.
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Mary Christy Eucare Long

August 15, 1968 - January 19, 2017

Mary Christy Eucare Long , “Christy”, passed away in her sleep on Thursday, January 19, 2017 while listening to her favorite music. She was 48. Christy was born on August 15, 1968 to Valentine Eucare, Jr. and Ellen Trott Eucare. She graduated from Severna Park High School in 1987 and spent more than 20 years working as a general manager at Britt’s Industry Publishing Company...
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Mildred M. Stafford

August 9, 1933 - January 14, 2017

Mildred M. Stafford of St Petersburg, FL and previously, Cincinnati, OH, died January 14, 2017 at the age of 83. Millie was born August 9, 1933 in Philadelphia, PA. She graduated from West Chester State Teachers College in 1955 and received her Master’s Degree in Education from University of Cincinnati in 1979. Millie spent her career teaching in the Pennsylvania and Ohio school systems...
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Frances Grierson

January 25, 1935 - January 13, 2017

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Claribel Elizabeth Bolander

August 23, 1918 - January 11, 2017

Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Bolander, 98, died peacefully January 11, 2017 at La Casa Assisted Living in Annapolis. Born in Grey, PA on August 23, 1918, Betty spent most of her childhood in Chambersburg, PA. She was the daughter of the late Dr. Benjamin Harrison Long and Rebecca Okeson Long, and sister to the late Francis Eileen Freet. Childhood memories included making house calls with her...
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Gay V. Hall

September 29, 1932 - January 9, 2017

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Richard Baldwin Warren

January 3, 1933 - January 9, 2017

Richard Baldwin Warren, 84 of Riva, Maryland passed away on January 9, 2017. Born January 3, 1933 in St. Louis, Mo., he was the son of Edward Allen and Olive Warren. A veteran of the Korean War and a graduate of Missouri University. For over 25 years was the CEO of his own company, Cole, Warren & Long, which provided management consulting, and an executive search service in Philadelphia, PA....
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Phaon Bair Derr

September 8, 1923 - January 5, 2017

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Marlene Geiman

August 26, 1935 - January 4, 2017

Marlene Geiman, 81 years old, a resident of Arnold, Maryland for 74 years, passed away on January 4, 2017. Mrs. Geiman was born on August 26, 1935 in Howard, Kansas and was the daughter of the late Walter Leo and Alta Ruth Shannon Heisler. She was a graduate of Annapolis High School and was married to Paul Lee Geiman on January 28, 1955. Mrs. Geiman worked at Johnson Lumber Company, Chambers and...
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Grace W. Ruch

April 11, 1934 - January 3, 2017

Grace Charlene Wolohon Ruch died on January 3, 2017, surrounded by her family. Grace was born on April 11, 1934, in Takoma Park to Charles Hamilton Wolohon, M.D., and Gertrude Dower Wolohon and grew up in Washington, DC. Grace married the love of her life, Charles E. Ruch, M.D., on August 16, 1955, and recently celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary. She is survived by Charles and their two...
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Joseph L. Duffy

July 3, 1922 - December 29, 2016

Joseph Leo Duffy, Jr.July 3, 1922 – December 29, 2016 Joseph Leo Duffy, Jr., 94, of Annapolis, Maryland died peacefully, surrounded by family, in his home on December 29, 2016, while praying the rosary. His Boston-Irish upbringing prompted him to once call the rosary “a woman’s prayer” yet he prayed it every day for the last 30 years of his life.Mr. Duffy was born in...
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Paul Edgar Keck

May 20, 1929 - December 27, 2016

Paul E. Keck, DDS Dr. Paul E. Keck of Ligonier, PA and Annapolis, MD died December 27, 2016. He was the son of the late Marie (Meinfisch) and Percy T. Keck, and the beloved husband of the late Shirley (Painter) Keck for 59 years. He was the proud father of five sons: Dr. Paul E Keck, Jr. (Susan) of Cincinnati, OH; Eric C. Keck (Kristen) of Philadelphia, PA; Jordie A. Keck (Maureen) of Annandale,...
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Kevin Hanlon

December 25, 1926 - December 26, 2016

Commander Kevin Hanlon, USN (Ret) passed away the day after his 90th birthday. He was born on Christmas Day, 1926 in Bethlehem, PA to Admiral Byron Hall Hanlon and Lady Brown Hanlon of Coronado, California.As a teenager, CDR Hanlon witnessed the bombing of Pearl Harbor by the Japanese in December 1941. In 1948, he became the third-generation of his family to graduate from the United States Naval...
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William L. Bird

July 14, 1925 - December 24, 2016

William L. (Bill) Bird, Sr., 91, an engineer who worked for the Rural Electrification Administration (REA) from 1949 until he retired in 1991 as Telephone Program Director, died December 24.Mr. Bird, who lived in Galesville, Maryland, was born in Greenup, Kentucky on July 14, 1925. At age 2 months he moved with his family to Washington, D.C. where he attended public schools and graduated from...
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Jeanne C. Lahman

April 8, 1926 - December 23, 2016

Jeanne Lahman, the matriarch of middle East Street, reluctantly left her family and many friends on December 23, 2016. Born in Baltimore on April 8, 1926, to Janie Purdy Dawson and Paul E. Carre, she grew up on the campus of McDonogh School, where her father taught for 60 years. Her local roots were deep, however, and moving “home” to Annapolis in 1977 ushered in one of the happiest...
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James R. Teeters

May 18, 1947 - December 22, 2016

James Ronald Teeters, 69, of Annapolis, MD passed away on December 21. The son of James Teeters and Helen Ur, Jim was born in Detroit, MI and grew up in Virginia and Maryland with his five brothers and sisters. Jim attended Anne Arundel Community College, the University of Maryland, and Bowie State Teachers College and obtained a Masters in education. He went on to teach for 38 years, primarily...
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Bettie Jane Harrison

July 14, 1932 - December 20, 2016

Bettie Jane HarrisonBettie Jane Harrison died peacefully Tuesday, December 20, 2016 in the Health Care Center of BayWoods of Annapolis, Maryland from complications of Alzheimer ’s disease. She was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 2000 and has been involved in several dementia type studies at Johns Hopkins. Bettie was born July 14, 1932 in Terre Haute, Indiana to Ruth and Delbert Rudisel....
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Carl Franklin Whittington

July 19, 1928 - December 17, 2016

Carl Franklin Whittington, Sr. Carl Franklin Whittington, Sr., 88, of Annapolis, Maryland died Saturday, December 17, 2016 at the Brightview South River Assisted Living Community following a recent stroke. Carl also suffered from Alzheimer’s disease. He was preceded in death by his wife Lucille in 2008. He leaves his three children Donna Young; Carl F. Whittington, Jr. (Buddy) & his...
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Eleanor Bush Klinkhamer

May 31, 1919 - December 16, 2016

Eleanor Bush Klinkhamer On December 16, 2016 Eleanor passed away in Annapolis. She was born on May 31, 1919 in Greensburg, Pennsylvania. She was the daughter of the late Frank D. Portzer and Sibbie Bush Portzer. Eleanor was the beloved wife of the late George E. Klinkhamer, who she was married to for 57 years.Eleanor is survived by her nieces Peggy Pegram, Sybilla (Ralph) Samm, Virginia (Floyd...
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James C. Bernstein

July 12, 1932 - December 13, 2016

James Charles Bernstein (“Jimbuck”), 84, passed away peacefully on December 13, 2016 at Charlotte Hall Veterans Home, Charlotte Hall, Maryland due to complications of Advanced Alzheimer’s disease.Jim was a lifelong resident of Eastport, born on July 12, 1932 to the late John and Margaret Smith Bernstein. He attended St. Mary’s Schools 1st to 12th grades, a graduate of the...
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Raymond Oscar Blummer

October 8, 1925 - December 11, 2016

Blummer, Raymond Oscar, Jr. “Ray” a resident of Bowie, MD for more than 30 years, passed away on Sunday December 11, 2016 at Charlotte Hall Veterans Home, he was 91. Born in Dallas, TX. Ray received his Masters in Mathematics from the University of North Texas and would eventually teach mathematics on a university level. He was a veteran of WWII stationed in Vienna, Austria...
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Lorraine Soash

May 8, 1921 - December 11, 2016

(Frances) Lorraine Fischer Pascale Soash was born in Washington DC on May 8, 1921, to Maggie and Bud (Henry) Fischer, the older sister to Harland Eugene Fischer (deceased), died at home, at sunrise Assisted Living center, in Severna Park on December 11th, 2016. Lorraine was raised in Southeast DC, and graduated from St. Cecelia’s Academy in 1939, after which she went to work for the FBI in...
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Ronald C. Bonolis

April 1, 1940 - December 9, 2016

Bonolis, Ronald Carroll, “Ron”, died suddenly at his home on Kent Island, Saturday, December 9, 2016, he was 76. Ron was born in Baltimore in 1940 and grew up in Annapolis since the age of 6. He attended St. Mary’s school and Annapolis High School. Ron married his wife, Billie Jo Bonolis in March 1977. He retired from Lee Olds/Swanson after 25 years as Sales Manager. He...
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Robert E. Cook

March 15, 1928 - December 7, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of John M. Taylor Funeral Home, ANNAPOLIS, MD.
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Kimberly Ruest

October 1, 1990 - December 5, 2016

Kimberly Anna Nicole RuestBorn October 1st, 1990 Quezon City, Philippines Died December 5th, 2016 John's Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore MD.Kimberly lost her battle with heart disease with her family by her side. She was always smiling despite suffering with illnesses for years. Kim loved baking and was attending...
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Bradley James Willcockson

March 13, 1958 - December 1, 2016

Bradley J. Willcockson On December 1 2016, Bradley J. Willcockson of Annapolis, Maryland died peacefully at home surrounded by family after a long illness.Bradley was born March 13, 1958 in Newark, New York to Hugh and Betty Willcockson. He graduated from Horseheads High School in 1976 and received a BS degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Buffalo in 1980.Bradley came to the...
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Milton S. Mileski

September 10, 1925 - November 30, 2016

Born on September 10, 1925, Milton Mileski graduated from Sparrows Point High School, served in the U.S. Navy and graduated from The American University. He served as Special Agent in the U.S. Secret Service under President Truman from 1950 to 1952. Mr. Mileski had a full career in the Federal Government including Chief, Investigations Division, U.S. Information Agency, Director, Office of...
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Donna Jean Bruce

February 15, 1959 - November 30, 2016

Donna J. Bruce Donna Jean Bruce, age 57, died peacefully in her sleep on Wednesday, November 30 at her ARC residence in Glen Burnie, after a 15 month series of illnesses. Donna was born in Annapolis, MD on February 15, 1959 to Marlene Asher Patmore and Francis M. Bruce. She attended Opportunities Builders Inc. (OBI) in Millersville, MD. She was preceded in death by her father, Francis M. Bruce...
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Lona Joan Adrian

March 8, 1919 - November 28, 2016

Joan Smith AdrianMarch 8, 1919 - November 28, 2016The children of Joan Adrian have chosen to use the words their father, Captain Robert Nelson Adrian, Sr., (1919 – 2011/USNA ‘43) wrote in 2000 to honor his beloved wife: “In reminiscing back through the years and chronicling our lives together, I was extremely fortunate to have Joan as a partner for she was totally dedicated to...
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James Hopkins

April 30, 1933 - November 24, 2016

James (Jim) Earl Hopkins, age 83, of Annapolis, MD, died at his home in the early morning hours of Thursday, November 24, 2016 from CHF. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Elizabeth (Libby) Joyce Hopkins; children, Anne Mitchell (husband Larry), Elizabeth (Betsy) Monaghan (husband Pat), and James (Mike) Hopkins; grandchildren, Lauren Gonzalez (husband David), Heath and Clair Mitchell, and...
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Frank Vranish

October 1, 1931 - November 23, 2016

Frank Vranish, 85, formerly of Pasadena, MD, passed away November 23, 2016 in Orange Park, FL. Born October 1, 1931 in Rosemont, WV to the late Michael and Mary Tomsich Vranish, Frank was one of nine children. He honorably served his country as a member of the US Army. In addition to his parents, Frank was preceded in death by seven of his siblings, and his wife, Helen Vranish. He is survived by...
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Nellie Boyd

March 17, 1929 - November 20, 2016

Nellie Miltimore Boyd“Nell”On November 20, 2016 Nell, age 87, passed away in Annapolis.Nell loved playing Scrabble. She will be remembered for her clever wit and trivia knowledge.She was preceded in death by her husband Donald Boyd and her son Christopher Boyd. She is survived by her sister Sue Bansback and her grandchildren Derrick, Kinder, Alexander, Nicholas, Hayley, Connor, and...
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Richard A. Baker

January 30, 1934 - November 18, 2016

Richard Allyn Baker“Dick” Richard Allyn Baker, “Dick”, 82, a longtime resident of Annapolis, died peacefully on November 18, 2016 at Anne Arundel Medical Center. The cause was pneumonia and complications of Parkinson’s disease. Born on January 30, 1934 in Annapolis, Mr. Baker spent some of his childhood in Bloomsburg, PA. After graduating from Annapolis High School...
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Thomas McInturff

October 1, 1951 - November 7, 2016

Thomas L. McInturff of Annapolis, MD passed away unexpectedly on Nov 7, 2016. Loving husband, father and grandfather. He was born in Winchester, VA but grew up in the Bladensburg area where he was known as Tommy to all his friends. He worked for Duncan Brothers Tire Company out of Winchester, VA which was purchased by McCarthy Tire Company. He was one of their top tire salesmen working primarily...
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Phebe King

February 25, 1974 - November 7, 2016

King, Phebe Corckran, 42 of Eastport and Sherwood Forest, passed away Monday, November 7, 2015 after a 5 1/2 year long illness. She was born February 25, 1974 in Baltimore to James G. and Jenny Lewald Corckran. Phebe attended the college of Charleston from 1992-1996, receiving a Bachelor's degree in Education. She was an accomplished sailboat racer, loved to powder ski, traveling with her...
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Mona A. V. Martensson

June 29, 1942 - November 5, 2016

Mona A. V. MartenssonMona Martensson, age 74, of Annapolis passed away Saturday November 5, 2016 surrounded by her family. Born in Sweden on June 29, 1942 she moved to the United States with her family in 1979 to start the US chapter of their family business, Sunair Awnings & Solar Screens.Mona enjoyed playing tennis, sailing, swimming, entertaining and spending time at her home in Vero Beach...
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Patty M. Maddocks

November 10, 1921 - November 4, 2016

Patty M. Maddocks, age 94, of Annapolis, died peacefully at her home November 4. She was born in Star, North Carolina on November 10th, 1921. Patty attended Jones Business College in High Point, North Carolina , and was Secretary to the Vice President of Thomasville Chair Company. She came to Annapolis in 1946 and in 1976 became the first lady Department Head in the 102 year history of the U.S...
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Jane L. Smith

June 22, 1936 - November 3, 2016

Jane L. Smith (Snooks) age 80, of Annapolis, died November 3, 2016 surrounded by her family.She was born to her parents John and Carrie Colburn on June 22, 1936. Jane married William (Bill) Smith on December 25, 1952. A pair of original “Annapolitans” they lived together in Annapolis their entire lives.Jane was a homemaker and enjoyed spending time with her family. She was a woman...
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Michael Thomas Strandquist

January 19, 1957 - November 2, 2016

Michael Thomas “Mike” Strandquist Michael Thomas Strandquist, a 49-year resident of Annapolis, lost his heroic battle with pancreatic cancer on All Souls Day, November 2, 2016. He was 59. “Mike,” as his many friends and family called him, died at home with his wife of 22 years, Karen Nelson Strandquist, by his side. Born to Mary Gabrielle and John Herbert Strandquist at...
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William Edward Hicks III

March 9, 1930 - October 31, 2016

“A true leader has the confidence to stand alone, the courage to make tough decisions, and the compassion to listen to the needs of others. He does not set out to be a leader, but becomes one by the equality of his actions and the integrity of his intent.” — Gen. Douglas MacArthur. This can be said of William Edward Hicks, III, born in Camden, NJ and raised in Haddonfield, NJ. ...
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Doris Anna Lee North

April 2, 1921 - October 29, 2016

Doris Anna Lee North, 95, passed away on October 29, 2016. She lived most of her adult life in Dundalk, Maryland and later lived in Alexandria, Virginia and Annapolis, Maryland. A true “handywoman,” she worked in war-time factories during World War II and had a life-long love of building and repairing electrical and mechanical equipment. She also worked for many years as a purchasing...
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Barbara L. Mendes

May 22, 1948 - October 26, 2016

Barbara (Lepley) Mendes of Annapolis, MD passed away on October 26, 2016 at the home of her son Michael (Lisa) Mendes in Milton, DE. She was surrounded by family and friends. Barb was born on May 22, 1948 in Sturgis, Michigan to Udell and Jeanne Lepley. She graduated from Colon High School in 1966 and then went on to McConnell Flight Attendant School to pursue her dream of traveling.Barb...
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Marjorie K. Stevens

October 23, 1928 - October 26, 2016

MARJORIE KLAKRING STEVENSMarjorie Jeanne (Klakring) Stevens, 88, of Annapolis , MD, passed away peacefully on October 26, 2016 with her family at her side in her home following a brief illness. Born in Eastport on October 23, 1928, she lived and worked her entire life in the Eastport and Annapolis communities. For 52 years, Marge and her husband, George “Bud” Stevens, owned and...
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Linda Marie Dietz Whelan

April 22, 1950 - October 25, 2016

Annapolis - Linda Marie Dietz Whelan died peacefully in her Annapolis home on Tuesday the 25th of October with her good friend Joanne, by her side. Linda was born to Wilfred and Evelyn Dietz on April 22, 1950 in Annapolis, MD. She was a graduate of Montgomery Blair High School. After high school Linda joined the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps. Later, she worked for Giant Foods and at the...
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Kathleen Mary Hallman

December 19, 1945 - October 22, 2016

Kathleen Mary Hallman, 70, passed away peacefully in her Annapolis, MD home on October 22, 2016 after a long illness. Born in Arlington, VA to George and Margaretta O’Grady on December 19, 1945, she was a devoted mother of six children, an avid gardener and a passionate advocate for children and families during her long tenure with the State of Maryland, DSS, Child Protective Services...
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Freeman Bruce Olmstead

June 17, 1935 - October 14, 2016

F. Bruce Olmstead died peacefully in his home on October 14, 2016 in Annapolis, Maryland at the age of 81. Bruce was the devoted husband of Gail Burner Olmstead and beloved father of three daughters and grandfather of five grandchildren.Born on June 17, 1935 and raised in Elmira, NY, Bruce earned a BA in History at Kenyon College before being commissioned in the U.S. Air Force on June 3, 1957....
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Catherine Louise Larsen

May 27, 1929 - October 10, 2016

Catherine Larsen, 87, wife of the late Paul W. Larsen passed away Monday, October 10, 2016 at the Hospice of the Golden Isles in Brunswick, GA.Catherine was born and raised in Warren, OH where she was a 1947 graduate of Niles McKinley High School. She was the daughter of the late Stephen and Katherine Mihokovich; preceded in death by her sister, Anna Mae Verbanic; brother, Joseph Mihokovich; and...
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Catherine Louise Larsen

May 27, 1929 - October 10, 2016

Catherine Larsen, 87, wife of the late Paul W. Larsen passed away Monday, October 10, 2016 at the Hospice of the Golden Isles in Brunswick, GA.Catherine was born and raised in Warren, OH where she was a 1947 graduate of Niles McKinley High School. She was the daughter of the late Stephen and Katherine Mihokovich; preceded in death by her sister, Anna Mae Verbanic; brother, Joseph Mihokovich; and...
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Elizabeth Ann Landis

November 11, 1968 - October 10, 2016

Landis, Elizabeth Ann, 47, passed away October 10, 2016 at her Glen Burnie home. She was born November 11, 1968 in Baltimore MD and was a forty year resident of Anne Arundel County. She went to area Annapolis Schools including the Key School. She attended St. Anne’s Church in Annapolis and loved visiting with the elderly and spending time with her cats. Elizabeth was preceded in death by...
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Lois B. Bliss

May 4, 1919 - October 7, 2016

Lois B. Bliss, 97, wife of the late Henry S. Bliss Sr. died October 7, 2016 at N.M.S. Health Care of Annapolis.Lois was born and raised in Annapolis. She was the daughter of the late Spencer and Annie Stevens; in addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her sisters, Catherine Shephard, Bernie Smiddy, and Marie Bereck.Lois graduated from the Annapolis Senior High School. She worked...
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Erin Bain-Bishwokarma

August 13, 1974 - October 5, 2016

There will be a memorial service held for Erin on Thursday October 13, 2016 at Mariners Church 1592 Whitehall Road, Annapolis, MD 21409 at 10 a.m. .
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Matilda L. Quinton

June 8, 1927 - October 4, 2016

Matilda L. Quinton “Tillie”, 89, passed away Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at Fairfield Nursing and Rehab Center, Crownsville. She was born June 8, 1927 to the late John A. and Anna McCord Kane in Pennsylvania. Tillie was a doting grandmother, baking and preparing meals for her grandchildren. She was always cleaning and straitening things. Her favorite saying was “there’s...
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Helen Godfrey

April 21, 1919 - October 3, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of John M. Taylor Funeral Home, ANNAPOLIS, MD.
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