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

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

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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

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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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May L. Talbot

December 16, 1918 - May 9, 2016

May L. Talbot “Nana”, 97, passed away May 9, 2016 at North Arundel Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was born December 16, 1918 in Baltimore, MD to the late Frederick and Agnes Koch Hassell. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Leland M. Talbot Jr. and daughter, Betty Ann Talbot.Ms. May is survived by her children, Edna M. Talley, Leland M. Talbot,...
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Norma A. Chaney

January 19, 1920 - May 6, 2016

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Charles Firman Mansur

August 17, 1934 - May 2, 2016

ANNAPOLIS YACHTSMAN DIES Charles Firman Mansur died of a heart attack on May 2, 2016 at his winter home in Sarasota Florida. Charley is survived by his loving wife Darlene, his sister Ruth Dickerson of Lewes, Delaware and his brother Sam Dickerson of Annapolis, Maryland, and many fond and loyal friends. Charley Mansur was born on August 17,1934 in Baltimore, Maryland. He attended Loyola High...
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Joyce Henderson

September 2, 1951 - May 1, 2016

Joyce Lynn Henderson, a 64 year resident of Eastport, Annapolispassed away May 1, 2016 in Edgewater, MD. She was born September 2, 1951 in Annapolis to the late Woodrow Wilson Henderson, Sr. and Ernestine Virginia Smith Henderson. After graduation from high school, Joyce was employed by Kmart and later retired from TJ Maxx. She was a member of the Eastport Baptist Church and enjoyed bowling on...
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Georgina Shultz

August 15, 1926 - April 30, 2016

GEORGINA EIDMAN SHULTZ Georgina Shultz, a long time Annapolis resident, passed away on April 30, 2016. She was born On August 15, 1926 in Baltimore Maryland and moved to Annapolis in 1944. She was preceded in death by her father Frederick Eidman, mother Christina Eidman, her husband Alva T. Shultz and brother David Eidman. She is survived by her son, Glenn D. Klakring and his wife Nelsa of Easton...
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Patricia Rupp

March 13, 1941 - April 28, 2016

Patricia (Murchake) Rupp, affectionately known as "Pat", 75, of Silver Spring, Maryland, passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 28, 2016. She was born in Washington D.C. and raised on Fishing Creek Farm in Annapolis, Maryland. Patricia was the 11th and youngest child of John and Mary Murchake. Patricia graduated from Annapolis High School in 1959, at age 18, and went to work for...
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Carl Edward Norris

September 8, 1932 - April 27, 2016

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Carl Edward Norris

September 8, 1932 - April 27, 2016

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Constance M. Smith

December 14, 1923 - April 27, 2016

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Cornelio U. Sumayo

March 31, 1942 - April 24, 2016

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Mary Ellen Fainelli

July 14, 1939 - April 22, 2016

Mary Ellen Fainelli On Friday, April 22, 2016. Beloved sister of the late Geraldine Hernandez, Patricia Miehe & John Bolcer. She was the beloved aunt of Shelly Parker (Wesley), Carlos Hernandez (Mary Ellen), Nadine Gill; “Granty” of Luke, Quintin, Gabrielle & Hadley. Mary Ellen was also the dear friend of Rosa, Paula, and Antonio Mazzeo.Friends and family may call at...
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Patrick Christopher McGrath

April 10, 1935 - April 22, 2016

Father Patrick Christopher McGrath, known as “Chris,” age 81, a resident of Annapolis, Maryland, passed away on April 22, 2016.Chris was born in Ireland. After graduating from high school, he went to England to work before returning to Ireland for seminary and becoming an ordained roman Catholic priest and completing a bachelor’s degree. After coming to the United States in the...
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Richard Henry Stevenson

March 11, 1941 - April 16, 2016

Richard Stevenson, 75, a resident of Annapolis for 46 years and previously of Queens, New York, died April 16, 2016 at Anne Arundel Medical Center.He was born March 11, 1941 in Brooklyn, NY. Richard was preceded in death by his wife of 48 years, Agnes Stevenson.He is survived by son, Michael Stevenson of Barhamsville, VA; daughters, Linda Reppenhagen of Arnold, MD and Elizabeth Hughes of...
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John Bradley Sutton

October 6, 1925 - April 15, 2016

John Bradley Sutton, 90, of Annapolis died of natural causes April 15, 2016 at Fairfield Nursing Center. He sided in Annapolis since 1953. Mr. Sutton was born in Detroit Michigan October 6, 1925. After graduating from High School in Pompton Lakes, NJ, he served in the United States Navy during World War II as an air crewman, radioman gunner in the Asiatic Pacific Are, American Area, and...
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Abner Lee McFaden

November 21, 1924 - April 15, 2016

McFaden, Abner "MAC" LeeAbner Lee “Mac” McFaden, 91 a 58 year resident of the Bay Ridge Community, passed away April 15, 2016 at his home.Born November 21, 1924 in Lynchburg, VA to the late Marcia Gibbs Coleman and Hurley A.McFaden, Mac attended Boonsboro High School, where he was an honor student and excelled at Athletics. After graduating high school in 1942, Mac answered...
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Kevin Patrick McCarthy

June 12, 1961 - April 12, 2016

A Memorial Gathering will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 16, 2016; which will be followed by visiting with family and friends until 3:00 p.m.In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Kevin's memory to the Annapolis SPCA, 1815 Bay Ridge Avenue, Annapolis, MD 21403.
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Carroll R. O'Neill

April 12, 1924 - April 7, 2016

Carroll R. O’Neill, 91, of Annapolis passed away peacefully on April 7, 2016. He was the devoted husband of Rosana F. O’Neill (deceased) and beloved father of Raymond Schliep, Jr. (deceased), Patrick O’Neill, Richard Schliep, Cembra Taylor, Margaret Dammeyer, and Kathleen O’Neill. He is also survived by 15 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.Carroll was born in...
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Gun Jae Lee

July 6, 1927 - April 5, 2016

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James E. Barnes

April 2, 1950 - April 4, 2016

Barnes, James E. Sr. age 66 of Annapolis, MD died suddenly on Monday, April 4, 2016. Also known as “Big Jim”, James worked at the US Naval Academy. He was born in Panama to the late Raymond J. & Helen D. Barnes, lived in Baltimore then back to Annapolis.He is pre-deceased by his wife Novena. James is survived by 2 sons; James E. Barnes, Jr. “Moe” (Jacob) and Toby...
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Gertrude Tier Stevens

August 9, 1924 - March 31, 2016

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Sean Sean Chaney

October 4, 1970 - March 31, 2016

Joseph “Sean” ChaneyHe passed away after a short illness. He was a roofer for many years and finally went to tractor trailer driving school and began driving fuel trucks. When he had free time he enjoyed spending time with his children and taking trips with them.He is survived by his parents Sharon and James Chaney and Kevin Chaney. His wife Alexis Lynn Chaney. His children Anastasia...
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Frederick Joseph Sommer

September 23, 1918 - March 31, 2016

Lt. Col. Frederick J. SommerFrederick J. Sommer, 97, of Edgewater, MD, died Thursday, March 31 at Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis after a stroke.A funeral mass will be held at 9 a.m. Wednesday at St. John Neumann Catholic Church in Annapolis, with burial to follow at the Crownsville Veterans Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday, 6-8 p.m. at John M. Taylor Funeral Home, Annapolis. In...
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Walter N. Collison

November 3, 1933 - March 31, 2016

Collison, Walter N., Jr., LTCOL, USMC RET. of Annapolis, MD, age 82, died Thursday, March 31st at Anne Arundel Medical Center. Known by his family and friends as “Walt” or “Collie”, Walter was born in Annapolis, MD to the late Walter N. and Sarah Ethel Collison. He attended Germantown Elementary School and Annapolis Senior High School, where he graduated in 1953. He met...
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Eileen Peters

June 16, 1934 - March 27, 2016

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Rosalie Creighton Fahnestock

May 9, 1927 - March 25, 2016

Rosalie Creighton Fahnestock (age 88) Early Friday morning March 25, 2016 Rosalie passed away at her home. She was born in Capon Bridge, WV on May 9, 1927.Rosalie was a member of the NARFE, the Annapolis Chapter of the Ladies of the Elks, and the Mayo UMC. She was retired from the Edgewater US Post Office. Rosalie’s hobbies were playing cards and gardening.She was predeceased by both her...
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Robert S. Ellis

December 7, 1937 - March 22, 2016

Robert Stephen Ellis “DOC”, 78, of Annapolis, Maryland passed away on March 22, 2016. He was born December 7, 1937 in Warren, Ohio. After graduating from The University of Notre Dame he proceeded to the University of Illinois to get his medical degree. He served our country as a Lieutenant Commander in the United States Navy Medical Corps prior to establishing strong community...
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Elizabeth D. Woodruff

May 2, 1922 - March 20, 2016

Elizabeth Dunstan Woodruff “Bettie” died peacefully on Sunday, March 20th at Brightview South River in Edgewater, MD, due to complications from a stroke. She was born May 2, 1922 at Tripler Air Base in the Territory of Hawaii. She was the daughter of Col. Edwin V. Dunstan (U.S. Army Corp of Engineers) and Ruth Halpin.Bettie graduated from the University of Incarnate Word in San...
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Anne F. Ansel

June 19, 1922 - March 18, 2016

Anne France Ansel died in Annapolis, MD on March 18, 2016. Mrs. Ansel was born on June 19, 1922 in Panama, where her father was stationed. The daughter of Rear Admiral Albert Finley France III and Ruth Claude France, she lived in various coastal towns of the United States while growing up, but also spent a great deal of time in Annapolis, MD, the home of her maternal grandparents , Dr. Gordon...
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Marian Perry James

March 31, 1921 - March 17, 2016

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Patricia J. Hopkins

August 2, 1942 - March 16, 2016

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Elizabeth E. Sommer

August 4, 1926 - March 16, 2016

Elizabeth Sommer, 89, died peacefully at her home in Edgewater, MD., Wed., March 16, after an extended illness.Betty was born August 4, 1926 in Fairbury, IL , the daughter of Charles and Elsie Elliott. She was the youngest of four siblings. She married Frederick Sommer on May 6, 1950 at Chanute Air Force Base, Champaign, IL. They were married for 65 years.After graduating from Fairbury High...
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Wesley Wubbenhorst

May 5, 1953 - March 15, 2016

In Loving Memory of Wesley WubbenhorstMay 5, 1953-March 15, 2016Wes was passionate about his family, friends and ministries. He gave his love freely to all he met on his journey through life. Our family and friends would like to share a (very abbreviated) description of Wes’ life passions;Family: Wes and his three brothers; Jeffrey, John, and William were lovingly raised by their mother...
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John C. Fry

December 11, 1926 - March 14, 2016

John Craig Fry died from pancreatic cancer in Annapolis, Maryland on March 14, 2016. He was 89 years old. Growing up in Portland, Oregon and graduating from Severn School, he received a senatorial appointment to the Naval Academy. He was a squash player in the 21st Company, graduating in June 1947 with the Class of 1948. He married Tanya (Toni) Alicia Ojeda in Monterey, California in...
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Jeanne Elizabeth Hamilton

January 19, 1922 - March 8, 2016

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Kathleen N. FitzPatrick

September 24, 1938 - March 7, 2016

Kathleen Noreen FitzPatrick On March 7, 2016 Kathleen N. FitzPatrick passed away with her loving family at her side at Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis, MD.Kathleen was born on September 24, 1938 to the late Edwin S. Tweedy and Mary Brown Tweedy. Kathleen lost her mother Mary when she was seven years old. She was later adopted by her father’s second wife, the late Lillian Tweedy...
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Martha Kempton Conner

July 16, 1945 - March 4, 2016

Martha Anne Kempton Conner, 70, of Annapolis, passed away peacefully surrounded by many family and friends on March 4, 2016. Martha was born on July 16, 1945 to John Magnuson and Audrey Celeste Arnold Kempton in Miles City, MT and was a graduating member of the class of 1963 from Annapolis High School. Martha is preceded in death by her father, her mother and her brother Arnold Kempton. Martha...
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Jesse Lewis Maury

February 5, 1932 - February 28, 2016

Jesse Lewis Maury, Jr., age 84, of Annapolis, MD passed away at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore, MD on February 28th, 2016. He was born in 1932 in Oak Park, Illinois to Jesse L. Maury, Sr. and Margaret H. Maury. His formative years were spent in Chevy Chase, MD, where he attended Bethesda Chevy Chase High School. He had a double major in Mathematics and English Literature...
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Jane Vicroy Ricciardelli

March 1, 1921 - February 28, 2016

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Marco Joseph Cristiano

July 27, 1941 - February 26, 2016

Born July 27, 1941 to Marco and Mabel Cristiano of Newport, Rhode Island. Marco died February 26, 2016 after a short bout with cancer. He grew up in Annapolis and spent his adult life in Baltimore’s Little Italy. He retired in 2010 after 30 years in restaurant management and catering. Marco lived everday to its fullest, always with his beloved dog, Chang, by his side. He enjoyed making...
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Carol Ann Dodson

December 21, 1946 - February 26, 2016

Carol Ann Dodson, 69, wife, mother, grandmother and friend to many, passed away surrounded by her family on February 26th, 2016 in Annapolis, Maryland.Carol Ann was born in Worchester, Massachusetts in 1946, and married Navy veteran James W. Dodson, Jr. in 1970. The two lived in Pittsburgh, PA; San Francisco, CA; Washington, DC and London, UK before ultimately settling in Annapolis, where they...
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Frances Howell Sherwood

November 21, 1926 - February 23, 2016

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Charlotte Marie Grau-Rehn

September 19, 1923 - February 23, 2016

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Dorothy Ross-Smith

December 26, 1929 - February 20, 2016

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Georgina Mercedes McBride

May 20, 1926 - February 19, 2016

Georgina M. McBride, 89, of Bowie died on February 19, 2016 in her home in Bowie from complications of dementia. She was born in Miraflores, Lima, Peru, to Luis Rafael Guillermo Chaparro Castro and Mercedes Irene Galvez. Georgia spent her first 25 years in Peru until she married Col. Clyde R. McBride (Mac) on September 28, 1951 at the Army War College in Carlisle, PA. She had 2 stepchildren,...
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William E. O'Donnell

September 21, 1948 - February 16, 2016

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Barbara A. McLaughlin

February 2, 1958 - February 11, 2016

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Marie Kennedy Fuller

January 13, 1924 - February 11, 2016

Marie Kennedy Fuller, 92, passed away on February 11, 2016 at her home in Annapolis, Maryland.She was born in January 1924 to Eleanor Wright Kennedy and Emmett Kennedy, and grew up in New York City, where she graduated from Julia Richman High School. She moved to Annapolis in 1968 when she married F. Peyton (Pete) Fuller, who predeceased her, and was House Staff Coordinator at University...
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Isabel G. Gambone

July 26, 1924 - February 10, 2016

Isabel G. Gambone, age 91 of Annapolis, passed away on February 10, 2016.A resident of Annapolis for more than 60 years, Isabel was born in Allentown, PA to the late Antonio and Josephine (nee Falco) Angelino.Isabel was a homemaker for most of her life but she also worked part time as a waitress and in retail. She belonged to St. Mary’s Catholic Church, the Sons of Italy, and AARP. Family...
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Gilbert Neill Kinnamon

September 8, 1931 - February 9, 2016

Gilbert Neill Kinnamon, 84 died on February 9, 2016. He was born on September 8, 1931 in Cambridge, MD to Charles and Lucy Kinnamon. He graduated from Cambridge High School and attended Mars Hill College. He served in the Air Force for four years and was employed by Maryland State Government in the Income Tax Division and the District Court. He was a member of the American Legion, the Masonic...
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Jane Anne Pumphrey

August 11, 1935 - February 5, 2016

Jane Anne Pumphrey, 80 of Fenwick Island, DE, died on Friday, February 5, 2016 of heart failure at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury. A 27 year resident of Annapolis, Jane was born in Baltimore, MD, graduated from Mount de Sales Academy, Anne Arundel Community College and the University of Maryland where she received her Masters of Science in Physical Education. She worked as a...
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Mary Ellen Brooks

November 12, 1923 - February 5, 2016

Mary Ellen Brooks, 92, of Annapolis died on February 5, 2016. She was born November 12, 1923 in Oxnard, California to Virginia (Schaul) Hayward and Max Everett Hayward. She was married to Captain Daniel P. Brooks USN for twenty-two years. They had three children, Virginia, John, and Margaret, and a foster son, Charles Washington. As a Navy wife Mary Ellen enjoyed duty stations in Hawaii,...
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Cynthia Ann Davis

May 19, 1948 - February 3, 2016

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Margaret Hall Hornbaker

November 2, 1937 - February 3, 2016

Margaret Hall Hornbaker, 78, passed away early Wednesday morning, February 3, at her beloved home of several years in historic Annapolis.She was born in 1937 on a farm in Lothian, Maryland to William Henry Hall IV and Katharine Moore Hall. Mr. Hall was a tobacco farmer and served for sixty years as a Director of the Farmers National Bank of Maryland. Margaret attended grade school in Lothian and...
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Robert W. Gunther

November 3, 1947 - February 1, 2016

On Monday, February 1, 2016 passed away after a lengthy illness. Born November 3, 1947 in Baltimore, he remained in Maryland his entire life. He attended University of Maryland, College Park and graduated Baltimore College of Commerce. He was one of the original Gunther family members along with his grandparents, parents, uncle and family to run Shady Oaks Marina in West River. In 1972 he veered...
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Irma Myers

February 22, 1922 - February 1, 2016

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