Archive for the ‘Obituaries’ Category

PostHeaderIcon Betty Dobbs of Upper Marlboro, MD, April 29, 1932 – May 23, 2015

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PostHeaderIcon George W. Wohlfarth of Lusby, Maryland, August 11, 1939 – May 24, 2015

George W. Wohlfarth was born in Washington, DC to the late Willard and Catherine Wohlfarth.

After George graduated high school he enlisted with the United States Air force with whom he honorably served.  George worked for the Department of Agriculture with the Federal Government, but his soul belonged to firefighting; he served as Chief for numerous years with the Chillum-Adelphi Department. 

George was an avid Redskins fan. He loved spending time with his kids and grandkids. His daughters remember every pay day Dad brining them home a delicious Hershey’s chocolate bar.  For the time George spent living in West Palm Beach, Florida he could be found out enjoying a walk on the beach.  George will be remembered for his big smile and a Pepsi in hand.

George is the beloved father to Brenda Ryan, Bonnie Hoffman, Shari Payne, George Jeffrey Wohlfarth, Christopher Wohlfarth and Patrick Wohlfarth; Brother to Lavinia Wohlfarth, Richard Wohlfarth, Jeanne Becker and Michael Wohlfarth; loving grandfather to 15 and great grandfather to 4.

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PostHeaderIcon Dorothy Robey Buckner of Sunderland, Maryland, June 5, 1916 – May 22, 2015

Dorothy Robey Buckner of Sunderland, MD, and formerly of Lanham, MD,  passed away on Thursday, May 22, 2015 at the age of 98.

She was born in Hughesville, MD, on June 5, 1916 to Nettie Estelle (Padgett) and Charles Benton Robey.

She was the beloved wife of the late Troy E. Buckner and loving mother of Richard Buckner and his wife Bonnie.  She was the devoted grandmother of Tina Freeman, Brandie and Steven Buckner and great-grandmother of Brian and Stephanie Freeman.  She is also survived by a sister, Inez Hamilton and numerous nieces, nephews, other family and friends.

Memorial contributions may be made to American Diabetes Association, P O Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312. 

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PostHeaderIcon Helen Louise Schwab of Huntingtown, Maryland, January 7, 1923 – May 21, 2015

Helen “Louise” Schwab of Camp Springs, MD, passed away on Thursday, May 21, 2015, at the age of 92.

She was born on January 7, 1923, in Bladensburg, MD to Anna (Clark) and Charles Ridgeway. 

Louise enjoyed traveling, reading, gambling, and just having a good time with her family and friends.

She was the beloved wife for 41years of the late Howard Schwab, who passed away in 1984.  She was the loving mother of Vernon and Ronald Schwab, Sharon Mansolillo and her husband Walter and Robin Micheletti and her husband Donald.  Helen was the devoted grandmother of eight grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.  She is also survived by numerous other family and friends.

Memorial contributions may be made to Calvert Hospice, P.O. Box 838, Prince Frederick, MD 20678

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PostHeaderIcon John J. Fleshman of Dunkirk, Maryland, January 13, 1930 – May 19, 2015

John J. Fleshman of Dunkirk, MD, passed away on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, at the age of 85.

He was born on January 13, 1930, in Hot Springs, VA to Nora (Jones) and Cecil Fleshman.

John was a veteran having served in the United States Navy.  On May 4, 1952, he married the love of his life, Sara Smiroldo.  From 1952 to 1992, John was employed in the Drug Store industry, having worked for Drug Fair, Gray Drug and Rite Aid.

Some of John’s favorite past times were fishing, playing a round of golf, pitching horseshoes and watching game shows on the television.  The most enjoyable was spending time with his family, especially his grandson and great-grandsons.

For 63 years, he was the beloved husband of Sara Fleshman and loving father of Michele Miluk.  He was the devoted grandfather of Joshua Miluk and his wife Christina and great-grandfather of Connor and Justin.  He was the brother of Larry, James, Michael, George and the late Cecil, Doff and Timothy.  He is also survived by many nieces, nephews and other family members.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital Tribute Program, P O Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148. 

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PostHeaderIcon Milton L. Sing of Temple Hills, MD, December 24, 1922 – May 19, 2015

 Milton Lee Sing,

age 92, of Temple Hills, MD, passed away on May 19, 2015.

Born December 24, 1922, in Baltimore, MD, to the late Wong Shee and Lee Sing, Milton graduated in 1942 from Eastern High School in Washington, DC, and then attended the Capitol Radio Engineering Institute (1942-1943).  He was employed with the Civil Aeronautics Administration in Alaska as a radio transmitter and receiver technician (1943-1944).  Milton was inducted into the U.S. Army Tank Corp., serving in the Philippines and Japan under General MacArthur’s command (1944-1946) and the U.S. Army Air Force Reserves (1946-1949).  He was honorably discharged in November 1946 and September 1949, respectively.  He was one of the few surviving WWII Veterans.

 

Milton worked for the FAA at National Airport and received a degree in electronics from George Washington University (1947-1951).  He operated his father’s laundry business in southeast Washington, DC (1951-1971) while attending Howard University part-time (1961-1966), graduating with his MS degree in Physics.  At NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center (1967-1986), he was an engineer specializing in instrumentation used in space research, including work on the Hubble Space Telescope, before retiring in 1986.  Employed by McDonnell Douglas Space Division in 1988, he provided engineering and management support to the NASA/GSFC Flight Projects Directorate until he retired in 1991. 

 

He married Helen on September 16, 1950 in Washington, DC, moving to Temple Hills, Maryland in 1965, where he lived until his passing. 

 

Milton was the beloved husband of the late Ruth Helen Sing; devoted father of Terri L. Burke (Greg) of Portland, OR, Carolyn C. Davis (late Ricky Davis) of Upper Marlboro, MD, and Reginald M. Lee (Jennifer) of Indian Wells, CA; dear brother of Rose Lem of Islip. NY, Betty Sung of NY, NY, Joseph Lee Sing of NY, and the late Homer Lee Sing; loving grandfather of Jessica B. Burke (Jonathan Cohen) of Portland, OR, Jeremiah N. Burke (Laura) of Fairfax, VA, Matthew L. Davis (Kristi) of Jupiter, FL, Jaclyn M. Armeni (Joe) of Morgantown, WV, James (“Jake”) M. Davis of Upper Marlboro, MD, Samuel C. Davis of Upper Marlboro, MD, and; great-grandfather of Anouk Burke-Cohen, Julien Burke-Cohen, Benjamin Burke, Miette Burke-Cohen, and Stella Armeni.

 

For those desiring, contributions in memory of Milton may be directed to either:  The Salvation Army National Capital Area Command, 2626 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20037, or Fisher House Foundation, www.fisherhouse.org.

 

 

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PostHeaderIcon Edward “Chuck” L. Raum of Charlotte Hall, MD, December 10, 1920 – May 19, 2015

Edward “Chuck” Leroy Raum of Charlotte Hall, MD, passed away on Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at Charlotte Hall Veterans Home at the age of 94.

He was born on December 10, 1920, in Washington, DC to Annie M. (Smith) and Henry R. Raum.  Chuck served in the United States Army from December, 1942 to January, 1946.  He was a mechanic on B-24 engines for the Army Air Force and an amphibian truck driver.  On January 20, 1942, he married Mary B. Flynn.   

Chuck was a painter by trade and his hobbies included wood working, fishing and gardening.

He was the beloved husband of the late Mary Raum  and loving father of one son, Edward L. Raum, Jr., and his wife Theda “Gissy” and one daughter, Carol A. Scruggs and her husband Thomas.  He was the devoted grandfather of five grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and numerous great-great-grandchildren.  He is also survived by many other family and friends.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Charlotte Hall Veterans Home, 29449 Charlotte Hall Road, Charlotte Hall, MD 20622.

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PostHeaderIcon Vinton Norman Thompson of Upper Marlboro, MD, June 21, 1950 – May 14, 2015

Vinton Norman Washington Thompson

1950-2015

An Afterglow

 

 I’d like the memory

of me to be a happy one.

 I’d like to leave

  an Afterglow of smiles

 when the day is done.

 

 I’d like to leave an echo

whispering softly down

the ways, of happy times

and laughing times,

and bright and sunny days.

 

I’d like the tears of those who

grieve to dry before the sun,

of happy memories

that I leave behind

when the day is done

 

 

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PostHeaderIcon John E. Sulhoff, Jr. of Owings, MD, September 10, 1938 – May 15, 2015

John E. Sulhoff, Jr., of Owings, MD

 

Beloved husband of Sue Sulhoff; loving father of John E. “Jay” Sulhoff III (Cecilia), Londa Litten and Chad E. Sulhoff (Dana); brother of Carolyn Troublefield, Bernadine Croghan, Tony Sulhoff, and the late David “Lou” Sulhoff. 

 

Also survived by 11 grandchildren.

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PostHeaderIcon John Joseph Silva of White Plains, MD, December 6, 1932 – May 17, 2015

John J. Silva, age 82, of White Plains, Maryland, died on May 17, 2015.

Born in Hudson Massachusetts; he is the son of the

 late Laura (Gomes) and Manuel Caetanho Silva.

 

John lived his early years growing up in the town of Hudson where he later graduated from Hudson High School in 1950.  A year later, he entered the United States Air Force in Boston, Massachusetts in 1951.

During his first overseas tour in Germany, John met the love of his life, Marianne Eckhardt, who he later married July 4th, 1956.

After 20 years of honorable service and achieving the rank of Master Sergeant, he was discharged from the USAF at Andrews Air Force Base in 1971.  He continued his carrier with the Federal Communications Commission, where after 22 years as a Civil Servant, he retired in 1993.

John loved to spend time with his family.  His hobbies included bass fishing, reading, world politics, and following his favorite sports team, the Boston Red Sox.

He is survived by his two sons, Christopher Silva (and wife Tina) of Frederick, Maryland and Mark Silva (and wife Sheree) of Newark, Delaware.  He is also survived by his four grand children; Christopher, Philip, Erin, and Angela, and three great grandchildren; Mac, Lauren, and Lilly.

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