Archive for the ‘Obituaries’ Category

PostHeaderIcon Edward “Ed” Lee Moore of Owings, Maryland, September 5, 1952 – March 30, 2015

Edward “Ed” Lee Moore of Owings, MD, passed away on Monday, March 30, 2015, at the age of 62.

He was born in Washington, DC, on September 5, 1952, to Helen Emma (Crossley) and Carlton W. Moore. 

Ed served in the U. S. Marine Corps from October, 1973 through August, 1977.  On January 31, 1991, he married the love of his life, Karen L. Jameson.  They celebrated their 24th wedding anniversary in January, 2015.

Ed worked for Corman Construction for over 40 years.  He enjoyed gardening, fishing, going boating, classic cars and making woodworking projects.  His most enjoyable times were spent with his family. 

He was the beloved husband of Karen L. Moore and loving father of Suzanne M. Gibson and her husband James and Edward Moore, Jr.  He was the devoted grandfather of Ella and Josephine Gibson, and the brother of Carlton Moore and his wife Lynn, Charles Moore and his wife Di, Betty White and her husband Lenny and Louise Sweeney and her husband Jeff.  He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and other family members.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Ed’s memory to any of the following:   

1 – Calvert Memorial Foundation, Attn: Infusion Center, 100 Hospital Road, Prince Frederick, MD 20678 (Please write on the “Memo” line Infusion Center)

2 – Calvert Hospice, P O Box 838, Prince Frederick, MD 20678

3 – John Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center, Development Office, 750 East Pratt Street, Suite 1700, Baltimore, MD 21202  (Please write on the “Memo” line Dr. Yvette Kasamon)

Service details, Social networking, Memorial Guestbook and Slideshow are available here.

PostHeaderIcon Harold “Hal” Clyde Spence, Jr. of Dunkirk, Maryland, June 23, 1971 – March 27, 2015

Harold “Hal” C. Spence, Jr., of Dunkirk, MD, passed away on Friday, March 27, 2015, at the age of 43. 

He was born on June 23, 1971, in Washington, DC to Wilma (Whaley) and Harold Spence, Sr.

Hal was raised in District Heights, MD.  The family moved to Calvert County when he was 16 and he graduated from Northern High School in 1989.  He worked at SMECO as a lineman for over 24 years.  He volunteered as a natural disaster relief aid, and assisted in several natural disasters, including Hurricanes Katrina, Isabel and Irene.

He helped his Dad out with Spence’s Tree Service and loved being with family and friends.  He enjoyed rock and roll, Jack and Coke and riding his motorcycle.

He was the beloved husband of Theresa (McLean) Spence and loving father of Felicia Tome and Leanna Spence.  He was the son of Harold and Sue Spence and son-in-law of John and Margaret McLean.  He was a loving brother of Teresa Spence and devoted uncle of Megan Spence, T.J. and Justin McLean, Kaitlyn and Kristen Renner.  He is also survived by numerous other family and friends.

Service details, Social networking, Memorial Guestbook and Slideshow are available here.

PostHeaderIcon Mae Francis Pickett of Forestville, Maryland, August 30, 1934 – March 29, 2015

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PostHeaderIcon Dionesia Maluenda Taylor of Oxon Hill, MD, October 10, 1921 – March 25, 2015

Dionesia M. Taylor


On Wednesday, March 25, 2015 of Oxon Hill, MD. Beloved mother of Eleanor Boiselle and Caroline M. Davidson; sister of Fred Maluenda Felecia Borden, Clara Bell and Victor Maluenda. Also Survived by 11 grandchildren, 25 great- grandchildren, Three great-great- grandchildren.


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PostHeaderIcon Robert Anthony Lawrence, Sr. of Annapolis, Maryland, December 10, 1928 – March 25, 2015

Robert Anthony Lawrence, Sr., of Annapolis, MD, formerly of Greenbelt, MD, passed away on Wednesday, March 25, 2015, at the age of 86.

He was born on December 10, 1928, in Troy, NY to Inez Rita (Denning) and Earl George Lawrence. 

Mr. Lawrence was an Army veteran of WWII and retired in 1981, after 20 years as an F. H. A. appraiser.  He enjoyed breeding German shepherd dogs, watching sports – mainly football, turf accounting and thoroughbred racing.

He was the beloved husband of the late Norma Jean Lawrence and loving father of Robert, Jr. and his wife Connie, Donnie and Mark Lawrence and his wife Karen, and daughters Kathryn Fleenor and Sherry Fabella. He was the devoted grandfather of 11 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and one great great-grandchild

Service details, Social networking, Memorial Guestbook and Slideshow are available here.

PostHeaderIcon Harold “Jack” Mahan Jr. of Morningside, MD, March 5, 1923 – March 25, 2015

Harold “Jack” Lloyd Mahan Jr. was called home to his eternal rest on Wednesday, March 25, 2015. A longtime resident of Morningside, MD, he was born March 5, 1923, in Fairport, VA. He was the beloved husband of Margaret Tremblay Mahan.

During WWII, he came to the D.C. area to work for the Defense Department at the torpedo factory. After the war, he plied the trade of automobile mechanic for many years, servicing some faithful clients for decades. His passion for mechanical engines led to a lifelong hobby of building and displaying “hit and miss” engines, which he exhibited at the regional Farm and Steam Engine shows over the years.

Jack was preceded in death by his first wife, Ann Crossley Mahan; his daughter Carol Mahan Verdi; and his brothers Melvin and Samuel.

In addition to his loving wife Marge, he is survived by his daughter Patricia and her husband Frank Leone, of Ellicott City, MD; three brothers, Thomas and wife Carol of Warsaw, VA;  Hugh of Heathsville, VA; Richard and wife Betty of Farnham, VA; and a sister, Dorothy Blevins of Bristol, VA.

He will also be remembered and missed by his three grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren and numerous other relatives and friends.

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PostHeaderIcon Eugenia Pauline Evans of Clinton, Maryland, December 30, 1929 – March 18, 2015

Eugenia Pauline Evans was born December 30, 1929 in Bessemer, Alabama.  She passed from this life on Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at the age of 85.  Eugenia attended Dunbar High School in Bessemer, Alabama where she met her husband Donald Evans.  Donald was drafted into the United States Army during the Korean War and they married in 1952 in New York after he completed his basic training on furlough.  After relocating to New York she gained employment at Finesse Watchband, later Bulova Watch Company and then Continental Airlines.


She now lives in heaven with her husband Donald Evans Sr., parents Pearl and Arthur Wyatt along with brothers Arthur, William, Leon, Haywood, Richard and Lorenzo Wyatt, her two sisters Georgia Little and Hazel Smith, her daughter Dawn Evans-Williams and her grandson Donald Andre Evans.  She is survived by two siblings Arnold Wyatt and Gwendolyn Freels and her children Donald Evans Jr., Donna Yvette Gordon and Dionne Faye McCoy and daughter-in-law Nerma Badar Evans.

She was blessed with 18 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren.  While her life ended she left a continuing legacy of love and devotion to all that knew and loved her as her family did.

Family has requested memorial contributions to Still I Rise, a organization that helps women survivors of domestic violence, 9015 Woodyard Road #204, 205 Clinton, Maryland 20715 and please mention Eugenias’ name on your contribution. 

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PostHeaderIcon Elizabeth L. Chandor of Mesa, Arizona, January 2, 1931 – March 12, 2015

Elizabeth (“Liz”) Chandor, age 84. 


Born January 1931, died March 12, 2015 after a prolonged illness.  She was the daughter of Emma and Russell, both deceased.  She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Horace Chandor, Sr.  She was the mother of Horace Chandor, Jr., Linda Bukoski, Vicky George, and Robin Bowie.  For the last eight years she was lovingly cared for by her granddaughter, Tina Alam along with the help of her husband Mustafa and great-grandchildren Zackary and Cameron.  She also leaves behind grandchildren Erica and Lucas Bukoski, Olivia and Wyatt Bowie and great grandchildren Hailey, Tyleia, and Neah.  Also surviving her are her Aunt Gladys Rowles as well as numerous nieces and nephews. 


In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made in Liz’s name to The Crossing Hospice, 1500 E. Bethany Home Rd., Suite 250, Phoenix, AZ 85014.

Service details, Social networking, Memorial Guestbook and Slideshow are available here.

PostHeaderIcon Francis Adam Janosik of Accokeek, MD, July 14, 1938 – March 20, 2015

Whitey was born in 1938 in Nanty Glo, Pennsylvania to the late Adam and Helen Janosik.  He passed away on Friday, March 20, 2015 at his home in Accokeek, Maryland at the age of 76.  Whitey enjoyed his time outdoors gardening and doing yard work and spending time with his family.

Whitey is survived by his loving wife Janet of 57 years, children Cindy (spouse Lester), Rick (spouse Colleen) and Wendy (spouse Tony).  He also left behind 7 grandchildren:  Philip (wife Stephanie), Leslie, Brandon (wife Jennifer), Joshua, Afton, Keely-Shea and Tyler as well as 6 great grandchildren:  Jonathan, Camryn, Kayli, JD, Jade and Jonathan.  Frank was preceded in death by his sister, Patricia Vermillion and leaves behind another sister, Ann Marie Waltz and brother, Deacon James (wife Karen) and many nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

“The Christian’s Goodnight” By Sarah Doudney (c. 1871)

SLEEP on, beloved, sleep on and take thy rest,  
Lay down thy head upon thy Saviour’s breast;  
We love thee well, but Jesus loves thee best;—  
Calm is thy slumber as an infant’s sleep;        
But thou shalt wake no more to toil and weep;  
Thine is a perfect rest, secure and deep;—  
Until the shadow from this earth is cast,  
Until He gathers in His sheaves at last,      
Until the Lenten gloom is overpast;—  
Until the Easter glory lights the skies,  
Until the dead in Jesus shall arise,  
And He shall come—but not in lowly guise;—
Until, made beautiful by love divine,  
Thou, in the likeness of Thy Lord, shalt shine,  
And He shall bring that golden crown of thine;—  
Only “Good-night,” beloved, not “Farewell”!  
A little while, and all His saints shall dwell  
In hallowed union, indivisible;—  
Until we meet again before His throne,        
Clothed in the spotless robe He gives His own;  
Until we know, even as we are known;—  

Friends and family are invited to gather at Mama Stella’s following the burial:
Mama Stella’s – 7918 Old Branch Avenue, Clinton, MD

The family has asked that in lieu of flowers a memorial contribution be made in memory of Frank Janosik to  St. Mary’s Church of Piscataway - 13401 Piscataway Road, Clinton, MD 20735

Funeral arrangements are being handled by Lee Funeral Homes ( Clinton, Maryland.

Service details, Social networking, Memorial Guestbook and Slideshow are available here.

PostHeaderIcon Lucia Johnson Vest “Lou” of Fort Washington, MD, April 18, 1926 – March 22, 2015

Lucia Johnson Vest “Lou”, age 88, of Fort Washington, MD departed this life on March 22, 2015. Beloved wife of Dr. Edward N. Vest. Sister to Patricia Z. Johnson of Charleston, SC and Carol Dangerfield of Monck’s Corner, SC. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.


Service details, Social networking, Memorial Guestbook and Slideshow are available here.