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

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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Janet L. Borne

January 26, 1926 - October 2, 2016

Janet Lyon Borne, 90, formerly of Largo, FL and Hanover, MA passed away peacefully on October 2nd at Anne Arundel Medical Center after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer's disease.Born on January 26, 1926 to George and Marion Lyon, she was raised in Hingham, MA. She married Lewis Borne in 1955 and spent 44 wonderful years together raising their children, Ronald and Suzanne, in Hanover, MA and...
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Henry Kuualoha Giugni Halbach

December 9, 1991 - September 25, 2016

On Sunday, September 25, 2016 Henry Ku'ualoha Giugni Halbach, known to many as Hanale, passed away peacefully in his sleep at the age of 24, at home in Los Angeles, California. Hanale was born in Annapolis, Maryland, to parents Gina Giugni and Daniel Halbach on December 9, 1991. He grew up in Annapolis, and attended Chesapeake Montessori School from the age of three through grade 5, and St....
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Paul Kauffman

October 19, 1935 - September 25, 2016

Paul E. “Wuf” Kauffman, 80, of Annapolis, Maryland passed away on Sunday, September 25, 2016. He was born October 19, 1935, in Greensburg, PA, and was the son of the late Paul and Ruth Kauffman. Paul was a graduate of Penn State and a member of the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity and served as a Lieutenant in the United States Navy. Following his service, Paul was President of Tri-Mark,...
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Jeannie Shehan

April 29, 1933 - September 24, 2016

Jeannie Theresa Shehan, age 83, a longtime resident of Sherwood Forest, MD and formerly a resident of Bethesda, MD passed away on September 24, 2016. Jeannie was born in Baltimore, MD on April 29, 1933 to the late John Oswald Dumler and Regina Topper Dumler and was raised in Catonsville, MD with her brothers, the late, John “Jack” Dumler and Richard “Moe” Dumler.Jeannie...
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William Marvin Buzbee

September 8, 1933 - September 23, 2016

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John F. Sokolowski

July 12, 1930 - September 19, 2016

John F. Sokolowski, of Annapolis, Maryland passed away peacefully, at home, surrounded by his family, on September 19, 2016. John was born in Yonkers, NY on July 12, 1930 to Carl Sokolowski, who immigrated from Poland, and Mary Stramowski Sokolowski of Syracuse, NY. John attended Cardinal Hayes High School in New York City. After serving in the United States Army during the Korean War, he...
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James Logan Booze

February 28, 1960 - September 19, 2016

James Logan BoozeJames “Jay” Booze, 56, of Annapolis, MD passed away September 19, 2016 after a courageous battle with cancer. A memorial service celebrating his life will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, September 23, 2016 at St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church, 1601 Pleasant Plains Rd., Annapolis, MD 21409.Jay was born in Baltimore, MD on February 28, 1960 to Jo Ann “Twinkie...
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William Woodyear

August 3, 1928 - September 16, 2016

William Edward Woodyear IV, the son of Ruth Hall and W.E. Woodyear III, was born in Baltimore on August 3, 1928, and died September 16, 2016, at Somerford Place Assisted Living in Annapolis. His family called him Billy or Bill, but later he became Woody to his friends and colleagues. He graduated from Baltimore City College in 1948 and served in the US Navy (Seabees) during the Korean War. ...
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Joy B. Colegrove

November 3, 1925 - September 16, 2016

Joy Bettencourt Colegrove, 91, a 50 year resident of Annapolis, passed away September, 16, 2016 at Hospice of the Chesapeake –Inpatient Care Center, Pasadena MD. Born October 3, 1925 in Manila, Philippines to the late Emanuel and Lillian Bell Bettencourt, she received her Bachelor’s Degree in English and Liberal Arts from Dominican College, San Rafael, CA. Joy originated, wrote,...
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Albert Edmund FITCH

July 19, 1930 - September 14, 2016

Albert (Ed) Fitch, 86, of Davidsonville, died peacefully at his home on September 14th. He was born July 19, 1930 in Annapolis to the late Dalbert and Catharine Fitch. He was a member of St. Martins Lutheran Church and of Annapolis Evangelical Lutheran Church. He graduated from Annapolis High School in 1947. He worked at the U.S. Engineering Experimental Station and served in the Navy on the...
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Elizabeth Robeck Pettebone Woodward

February 6, 1920 - September 11, 2016

ELIZABETH ROBECK PETTEBONE WOODWARD Elizabeth (Betty) Robeck Pettebone Woodward, 96, a lifelong resident of Annapolis, died peacefully on September 11, 2016. She was born February 6, 1920, in a little house on Franklin Street, to Dr. Walter Henry Robeck and Lillian May Anderson. She graduated from Annapolis High School in 1937. She later attended Anne Arundel Community College and the Maryland...
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Jean B. Kolodgie

November 6, 1922 - September 11, 2016

Jean Barbara Kolodgie, 93, passed away September 11, 2016.A Funeral Mass will be held 10:30 am, Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at St. John Neumann Catholic Church. Burial will be in the St. Patrick Calvary Cemetery, Brighton, MI.In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 4217 Park Place Court, Glen Allen, VA 23060-9979
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Martin J. Finerty

July 22, 1936 - September 9, 2016

Martin J. Finerty Jr., Captain USN (ret) Capt. Martin (Marty) J. Finerty Jr. died on September 9 in Annapolis, Md., following a long illness. He was 80 years old. He was born July 22, 1936, in Wilmington, Del., to Jane and Martin Finerty. He was a graduate of Wilmington High School and the Columbian Preparatory School. He entered the United States Naval Academy in June 1955, where he was a...
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Frank Boebert

January 6, 1959 - September 9, 2016

Frank Steven Boebert, 57, returned to his heavenly home on September 9. 2016 after a strong fight with lung cancer. He remained a brave and strong man, even throughout his final months. His devotion to his family and his firm belief in God supported him in his struggle and ultimately gave him peace.Frank was blessed with a loving family. He married his best friend, Denise Michele Boebert, on...
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Lucile O. Lindstrom

December 25, 1920 - September 8, 2016

Lucile Ogden Lindstrom (age 95) On September 8, 2016 Lucile passed away at the Charlestown Retirement Community in Catonsville, MD.Lucile is predeceased by her husband CAPT (ret) USN Kenith V. Lindstrom and her oldest son Kenith V. Lindstrom, Jr. .Lucile is survived by her two sons, Geoffrey O. Lindstrom and John C. Lindstrom. She is also survived by her three granddaughters and a great grandson...
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Carol A. Manganaro

November 20, 1929 - September 6, 2016

Carol Anne (Slater) Manganaro Carol Anne (Slater) Manganaro, 86, died peacefully on September 6, 2016, of natural causes in Annapolis, Maryland. She was born in Toledo, Ohio, on November 20, 1929. She was married to RADM Francis (Frank) F. Manganaro, USN (Ret), ’48A, for 58 years. He predeceased her in 2006. Carol was a multifaceted woman. She was a faithful and loving wife,...
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Victor Kerns

November 20, 1954 - September 4, 2016

Victor Lamar Kerns Victor L. Kerns, of Annapolis, passed away in his home on September 4, 2016 surrounded by his family and friends.Victor was born in Spokane, WA on November 20, 1954. He graduated from the University of Missouri -Rolla School of Mines in 1978 with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. Victor’s engineering career started at the U.S. Army Aviation Command,...
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Michael Miron

January 15, 1945 - September 1, 2016

Michael Francis Miron, 71, a 40 year resident of the Annapolis-Eastport area, passed away Thursday, September 1, 2016 in his Eastport home. He was born January 15, 1945 in Philadelphia, PA and received a BS in Economics from St. Leo’s University, Tampa FL and later his MS in Economics from the University of Maryland, College Park, MD.Mike was the owner of Eastport Shell until 1998 during...
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Barbara Likowski

January 23, 1927 - September 1, 2016

Barbara Elizabeth LikowskiJanuary 23, 1927 - September 1, 2016Barbara E. Likowski died in the early hours of September 1, 2016 in a peaceful sleep at the Heritage Harbour Rehabilitation Center near Annapolis, having overcome many challenges caused by a tragic fall in her home on New Year's Eve. She was 89 years old.Barbara was born on January 23, 1927 in Muncy, Pennsylvania, the eldest of...
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David Benjamin Adams

May 30, 1971 - August 30, 2016

There will be a memorial service celebrating the life of David Adams on Saturday September 10, 2016 at 1pm. It will be held at the Clubhouse 1 Chesapeake Room at Leisure World, 3701 Rossmoor Blvd (located off Georgia Avenue). Lunch will be served. If you need additional information please PM Sharon Nouzari Louis. Please share. ADDENDUM: YOU WILL HAVE TO GO THRU SECURITY, PLEASE INFORM THE GUARDS...
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Helen May Palmer

November 20, 1920 - August 28, 2016

Helen May Palmer, 95, formerly of Annapolis, passed away Sunday, August 28, 2016 at Palms of Sebring Assisted Living in Fort Meade, FL.She is survived by her son, Tim Palmer and his wife, Ginni and grandchildren, Matt and Elizabeth.The family will receive friends 2-4pm and 7-9pm, Saturday, September 3, 2016 at John M Taylor Funeral Home, 147 Duke of Gloucester Street,Annapolis MD. A Graveside...
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Virginia Currier

November 14, 1932 - August 28, 2016

Virginia Lee Currier, 83, of Annapolis, passed away Sunday, August 28, 2016. She was born November 14, 1932 to the Late John and Elizabeth Currier and was a graduate of Annapolis Senior High. Virginia was a member of the Epsilon Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi. She spent her early working years with Service Insurance and later worked and retired from the Maryland State Court of Appeals. Virginia was a...
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Lawrence Thomason, Jr.

September 6, 1926 - August 28, 2016

Lawrence F. Thomason Jr. of Annapolis MD, passed peacefully at his home on Sunday August 28, 2016. Born 9/6/1926 in Baltimore MD, he lived 89 years and leaves us just short of his 90th birthday and 68th wedding anniversary. Often referred to as “Tommy” by his friends, and “Pop” by his children, he was a proud husband, father and grandfather. He was preceded by his mother...
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Janice L. Easterday

April 22, 1934 - August 27, 2016

On August 27, 2016 Janice “Jan” Easterday passed away after a short battle with lung cancer at the Hospice of the Chesapeake with her loving husband, Julian, by her side.Born in Dayton, Ohio on April 22, 1934, Jan was a military brat who traveled extensively in her childhood. She graduated from Annapolis High School in 1952, and worked at St. John’s College in Annapolis as a...
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Eleanor G. Croson

May 13, 1921 - August 27, 2016

Eleanor Gimberg Croson, 95, of Annapolis, and previously of Arnold, died 27 August at home.Eleanor was born 13 May 1921 in Richmond Hill, New York. She served in the Navy as a Cryptologist in Washington D.C. from 1943 to 1945. While in the service, she met her husband, Oscar E. Croson. They were married in November 1945 and enjoyed over 55 years of marriage prior to Oscar’s death in 2001. ...
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Daniel Mario Spadone

October 12, 1925 - August 25, 2016

Daniel M. Spadone, was born October 12th, 1925 in Newark, N.J. to the late Sam and Mary LaRocca Spadone. He earned degrees from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Fairleigh Dickinson University. During World War II, he served in the Navy. After the war, his engineering career involved three different disciplines. He worked at Bendix and ITT in aerospace until 1965 where he was involved...
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Rodney Lee Harrison

October 21, 1922 - August 22, 2016

Rodney Lee HarrisonOctober 21, 1922 – August 21, 2016 Rodney L. Harrison passed away at the age of 93 after a brief illness of cancer. He grew up on a farm near Trappe, Maryland, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ormond L. Harrison. For the last several decades, he lived on the Severn River in Annapolis, Maryland. During WWII, he enrolled in the Navy V-5 Aviation Cadet Program. Rodney graduated...
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Teri Rene Robinson

July 10, 1962 - August 22, 2016

Teri Rene Morgan Robinson, 54, of Cape St. Claire passed away at the Hospice of the Chesapeake Care Center on August 22, 2016, surrounded by her family. Born July 10, 1962, she attended Cape St. Claire Elementary, Severn River Middle School and graduated from Severna Park High School in 1980. After High School, Teri began working with the State of Maryland as a Secretary and recently retired...
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George L. Sams

December 25, 1923 - August 21, 2016

George Louis Phillip Sams, 92, died peacefully in Sykesville, Maryland on August 21, 2016.He was born in Annapolis, Maryland in 1923 and graduated from Annapolis High School in 1941.He served in the Army from 1943 to 1946. In 1949 he attended the Peabody Conservatory where he majored in trumpet. He played trumpet in a dance orchestra. After a 30 year career as an automechanic he went to work for...
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James Darwin Kiser

September 14, 1966 - August 19, 2016

James Darwin Kiser of Annapolis, MD, beloved son of John and Joan Kiser, passed away in his sleep suddenly on August 19, 2016. Jimmy was 49 years old, was well loved by friends and family, and a true friend to many. He was kind, ever-giving, and hardworking.He was born in 1966 and grew up in Sherwood Forest, while attending Indian Creek School and Annapolis High School. He worked at the BWI Golf...
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Helen J. Brady

September 1, 1926 - August 16, 2016

Helen J. Brady, age 89, passed away on Tuesday, August 16, 2016 in Annapolis surrounded by her family. She was born in Coatesville, Pennsylvania to Elmer and Sara Berkeihiser and was the youngest of six children. She attended the University of Pennsylvania Nursing School, graduating in 1948.She married Robert E. Brady in 1955, raised two children and enjoyed the challenging and rewarding...
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Pearl Estella Ulmer

October 2, 1920 - August 16, 2016

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Ann Marie Beal

February 25, 1931 - August 12, 2016

Ann Marie Beal, a resident of Annapolis for 57 years passed away peacefully in her sleep at Seasons Hospice, Sinai Hospital on August 12, 2016. Born February 25, 1931 in Bridgeport Connecticut, she is predeceased by her loving parents Thomas McGovern and Anne McGrath and her brother William, who died at birth. Education was a force in Ann Marie’s life: she was a graduate of Lauralton Hall...
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Leonard Edward Carlson

November 18, 1926 - August 10, 2016

Leonard Edward Carlson“Bud”Leonard “Bud” Carlson passed away on August 10, 2016. Bud was born in Baltimore on November 18, 1926. He graduated from Annapolis High School. Bud owned and operated the original Carlson’s Bakery on West Street in Annapolis, and was known for his donuts and cake decorating.Bud was an accomplished amateur oil painter and photographer. He...
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Frances W. Calvin

June 5, 1922 - August 4, 2016

Frances Wolfe Calvin, 94, a 45 year resident of Annapolis, passed away Thursday, August 4, 2016 at Rutherford Manor Assisted Living. Frances was born June 5, 1922 in Tamaqua, Pennsylvania and studied music at Immaculata College in Pennsylvania. She was a church organist at St. Joseph’s Church in Washington DC and an avid reader until shortly before her death. She was a talented gardener and...
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Frances W. Calvin

June 5, 1922 - August 4, 2016

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

February 17, 1924 - August 2, 2016

Madalynne Lucille Cooper, 92, formerly of Annapolis, passed away August 2, 2016 surrounded by her children in her Cumming, GA home. She was born February 17, 1924 in St. Albans, West Virginia. Madalynne loved to travel to many places around the world, was an avid doll collector and enjoyed summer flowers. A loving homemaker the last years of her life, she earlier worked as a Hospital Personnel...
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Charles E. Collins

July 26, 1940 - August 2, 2016

Charles Edward Collins “Eddie”, 76, passed away August 2, 2016 after a lengthy illness. He was born July 26, 1940 in Annapolis to the late James B and Harriet L. Collins. Eddie was a lifelong resident of Annapolis and a lieutenant with the Annapolis Fire Department from 1965 to his retirement in 1998. He was an active member of the Annapolis Police and Firefighter Retiree Association...
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Mae Aisquith

December 11, 1928 - August 2, 2016

Aisquith, MaeMae Aisquith, 87, passed away peacefully on August 2, 2016 at Sunrise of Severna Park, where she had resided for the last three years. She was born on the Eastern Shore on December 11, 1928 and lived there until she moved to Severna Park in 1965. She worked for the Social Security Administration for many years. Mae was the beloved wife of the late R. Eugene Aisquith; mother of Bonnie...
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Christina Hamilton Demorest-Sugg

September 28, 1961 - July 18, 2016

The Sugg and Demorest Families mourn the loss of Christina Demorest-Sugg, 54, on July 18, 2016. Born September 28, 1961, She grew up in Downtown Annapolis, Maryland. She attended St. Mary’s College of Maryland and earned her B.A. in Art in 1986. She did graduate study in ceramics and printmaking at Virginia Commonwealth University and Southern Illinois University but her graduate studies...
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Frances J. Chepurko

June 7, 1934 - July 17, 2016

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Mildred H. Robinson

February 22, 1920 - July 16, 2016

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Eleanor Merrill

November 2, 1933 - July 15, 2016

Eleanor Pocius Merrill age 82 of Arnold, MD. Eleanor died on Friday, July 15 at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore, MD. Ellie was born on November 2, 1933 in Scranton Pennsylvania as the youngest child of Lithuanian immigrants, John and Veronica Pocius. She was proud of her hardscrabble upbringing and spoke fondly of the strong family and community bonds that she forged...
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Janice Crusan

May 5, 1961 - July 14, 2016

Janice Kay Crusan, age 54, died on the 14th day of July, 2016, at Annapolis, Maryland. She was born in Annapolis, Maryland on the 5th of May, 1961 and attended Severna Park High School, graduating in 1980.She was preceded in death by her mother, Evelyn Walsh, and her sister, Estelle Anderson, and is survived by her father, Frank B. Walsh, Jr., her brother, Frank B. Walsh III; her children,...
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LaNelle Elizabeth Detweiler

March 27, 1919 - July 14, 2016

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Cecilia Negla Penzo

November 22, 1944 - July 13, 2016

Cecilia Negla Penzo November 22, 1944 – July 13, 2016On Wednesday, July 13, 2016, Cecilia (CeCe) Negla Penzo passed away peacefully at home in Annapolis, Maryland. Born in Izmir, Turkey, on November 22, 1944, she is the beloved companion of Arthur Prahinski for 6 years. She is survived by two sons Eddie and Oben Dragonetti, grandchildren...
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Joanne Golibart Rusk

September 18, 1945 - July 11, 2016

Joanne Golibart Rusk of AnnapolisBeloved mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend died on July 11, 2016 after a brief battle with cancer. Joanne was born on September 18, 1945 in Washington, DC, the daughter of the late Charles Thomas “Pete” and Ellen Clark Golibart. She grew up in Silver Spring and Kensington, Maryland, and attended the Academy of the Holy Cross, Immaculata...
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George D. Clark

August 24, 1936 - July 10, 2016

George D. Clark, Jr. The Right Reverend George Daniel Clark, Jr. went home to be with the Lord on July 10, 2016. Born in Annapolis on August 24, 1936 to the late George D. Clark, Sr. and Agnes Colburn Clark. He attended St. Mary’s Elementary School and High School. He also attended John Hopkins University and graduated as a certified Radiologist. He served in the 29th Division Maryland...
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Helen D. Moreland

December 17, 1922 - July 9, 2016

Helen D. Moreland, age 93, a resident of Arnold since 1953, died on Saturday, July 9th at the Rebecca Fortney Inpatient Care Center at Hospice of the Chesapeake following a brief illness. Helen was born in Baltimore to the late Robert T. and Anna D. (Wolf) Taylor and graduated from Eastern HS in 1941. She married Clarence “Jack” Moreland in 1945 who pre-deceased her in 2002. A...
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Allen F. Hall

May 15, 1944 - July 6, 2016

Allen Franklin HallAllen Franklin Hall, beloved son of the late Mary Aileen nee Perrie and Percy Gardiner Hall, died on July 6, 2016, after a lengthy illness at MNS Healthcare of Silver Spring, Maryland.Born on May 15, 1944, Allen was an identical twin. He attended St. Mary's Elementary School.Mr. Hall was preceded in death by his twin, Russell Gardiner Hall, and his sisters Mary Lucille...
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Helen Charlotte Rowley

June 24, 1930 - July 2, 2016

Helen Daniels Rowley, 86, passed away July 2, 2016. Helen was born in Annapolis, MD and retired as a secretary with the civil service after 41 years of dedicated service. Helen enjoyed being a member of the Silver Sneakers group at the Pembroke Meadows Rec. Center in Virginia Beach. She was also active in the Red Hats Society.She is survived her sister, Dorothea Branson (Thomas); nephews,...
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Helen Charlotte Rowley

June 24, 1930 - July 2, 2016

Helen Daniels Rowley, 86, passed away July 2, 2016. Helen was born in Annapolis, MD and retired as a secretary with the civil service after 41 years of dedicated service. Helen enjoyed being a member of the Silver Sneakers group at the Pembroke Meadows Rec. Center in Virginia Beach. She was also active in the Red Hats Society.She is survived her sister, Dorothea Branson (Thomas); nephews,...
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Constance V. Loiacono

June 3, 1931 - June 29, 2016

Connie Loiacono, 85, of Annapolis, passed away June 29, 2016 at Anne Arundel Medical Center. Mrs. Loiacono was born June 3, 1931 in Washington DC. She worked as a secretary for the Coordinator of EFNEP/ Expanded Food Nutrition Education. She was a proud military wife to the late Elturino Loiacono, who passed in 2008 and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She...
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John Herbert Strandquist

June 29, 1929 - June 19, 2016

Lt. Col. JOHN HERBERT STRANDQUIST USMC (Ret) On Fathers Day, June 19, 2016 at Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis, MD. A former resident of Washington’s Capital Hill, (1986 to 1997), he took his last breath with his wife and some of his eight children by his side. Cause of death was acute respiratory failure and pulmonary fibrosis. He was 10 days short of his 87th birthday. Born to...
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John Herbert Strandquist

June 29, 1929 - June 19, 2016

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Octa M. Lanham

October 31, 1925 - June 19, 2016

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Chester George Pawlik

June 7, 1943 - June 17, 2016

Chester George Pawlik (age 73) Chester George Pawlik passed away peacefully on June 17, 2016 with his family by his side.After graduating high school Chester joined the U.S. Marine Corps and served our Country in Vietnam and was honorably discharged.He loved fishing, crabbing, making crab nets and sitting out in the backyard with his family.Chester is survived by his brother Thomas Joseph (Sandra...
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Claire Trudeau-Muniz

February 21, 1938 - June 13, 2016

Claire Trudeau-Muniz (née Pate), of Davidsonville, MD died peacefully, at Hospice of the Chesapeake on June 13, 2016of complications from chronic leukemia. She leaves behind her husband, Commissioner Robert Muniz (ret.); sons: Mr. John Trudeau (wife, Sherri) of GA.; Mr. Mark Trudeau of MD; and The Hon.Timothy Trudeau (wife, Patricia) of MD; grandchildren: Claire and Chloe; her "sister...
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Mary S. Feik

March 9, 1924 - June 10, 2016

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John Curtis Thompson

August 29, 1923 - June 7, 2016

John Curtis (Tom) Thompson, 92, died at his home peacefully on June 7 with family at his side. Tom was born on August 29, 1923 in Breckenridge, Minnesota to John and Nell Thompson. He attended Wahpeton High School and the State School of Science before accepting an appointment to the United States Naval Academy as a member of the class of 1947. After graduation from the Academy, he went on to...
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Ruth D. Mullen

February 14, 1926 - June 6, 2016

Ruth D. Mullen, 90, of Annapolis, passed away peacefully, on June 6, 2016 at Brightview South River Assisted Living. She was born February 14, 1926 in Annapolis to the late Raymond and Georgette Davis. She was a 1943 graduate of Annapolis High School and later worked as a Medical Secretary for several local Urologists. Ruth loved life and traveling with her beloved husband of 47 years , Edward F....
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Evelyn Jane Gerrior

November 6, 1929 - June 1, 2016

Evelyn Gerrior (age 86) On June 1, 2016 Evelyn J. Gerrior passed away at her home, surrounded by her family. Evelyn was born in Dublin, VA and moved to Annapolis in her youth.Evelyn was the President of Gerrior’s Nursery and Garden Center. She was a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary and the Fleet Reserve Club. Evelyn was a loving mother and dedicated grandmother. She enjoyed family...
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Theodore A. Roussil

September 18, 1925 - May 31, 2016

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Howard W. Trott

February 27, 1945 - May 28, 2016

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Eugene Rasmussen

October 25, 1925 - May 27, 2016

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Milton Bowen

April 11, 1918 - May 20, 2016

Milton H. Bowen On Friday May 20, 2016 Milton H. Bowen passed away at age 98 at Regency Park Assisted Living after a lengthy illness.Milton was the son of the late Susan and Emory G. Bowen. He was proceeded in death by his brothers, Gwynn, Charles, Odell and his sister Leona Russell.He is survived by his very loving wife of 72 years, Edna M. Thomas Bowen, his daughter Edna Hornberger, and his...
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Carolyn Weber Ryan

November 29, 1948 - May 17, 2016

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Gordon Loftin

October 29, 1925 - May 17, 2016

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Henry William Hitzrot

January 19, 1934 - May 16, 2016

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Josephine GIORDANO

August 28, 1920 - May 11, 2016

Josephine Giordano, 95, of Annapolis, passed away May 11, 2016 at The Hospice of the Chesapeake Care Center. She was born August 28, 1920 in Manchester CT to the late Vincenzo and Angela Barrea Pensato. She married her late husband, Joseph Giordano, May 10, 1942 and they shared 67 years of marriage until his death in 2009.She is survived by her sons, Richard Giordano and Mario Giordano, 7...
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