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Baker, Howard - Belleair Florida  
Howard Upton Baker, 85, passed away on July 19, 2015 at his home in Belleair, Florida. Howard was born September 10. 1929, the son of Williams Edward and Eleanor Virginia Baker of Gaithersburg, Maryland. Father to Bonnie Lee Kessell64, Connie Sue Bishop 63, Howard Upton Baker Jr. 61, Robert William Baker 58, and Charles Andrew Baker 53. Howard's survivors also include 13 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Howard was a contractor by trade. Owning his own company in Maryland, H.U. Baker Corporation, Howard was responsible for building many subdivisions of homes in the Washington, D.C. area. He was also responsible for building many of the existing displays for the National Zoo, including the Gorilla area. Howard was a Lay Leader at the McDonald Chapel Methodist Church in Quince Orchard, Maryland. He built the Church's parsonage and donated it in 1965. Preceded by his wife of 64 years, Hazel Lee Baker; Howard and Hazel moved to Florida in the early 80's. Howard worked for James Bradley Construction and built his Belleair home in 1986. He owned a 32' Concord sports fishing boat named "Charlie Brown". He spent many weekends fishing the Gulf of Mexico for grouper. Howard donated his boat in 2005 to the Clearwater Marine Science Center. In his latest years, Howard began making banjoes and taking guitar and banjo lessons. Some of his favorite songs include Old Suzanna and Turkey in the Straw. Visitation will be on Monday, August 3, 2015 from 1-3 PM, interment will follow at the Sylvan Abbey Memorial Park and Funeral Home, 2853 Sunset Point Road, Clearwater, Florida 33759. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Fairhaven United Methodist Church, 12801 Darnestown Road, Gaithersburg, MD 20878,
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Coats, Paula - Walkersville  
Paula Virginia Coats, 78 of Walkersville, Maryland, passed away Saturday July 25, 2015 surrounded by her family. She was born May 22, 1937 in Oldtown, Maryland to the late Paul and Olive Hardin. She is survived by her loving husband of 60 years, Robert E. Coats Sr., as well as her children, Donna Littleton (Jeff), Robert E. Coats Jr. (Amy), Rick Coats Sr., and Pamela Coats (Tim). She is also survived by her six grandchildren, Jeff Littleton Jr. (Taffanie), Stephanie Warthen (Gary), April Coats, Katie Coats, Holly Coats, and Rickie Coats Jr. As well as great grandchildren, Wes Warthen, Hailey Littleton, Nathan Littleton, Austin Warthen, Emily Littleton, and Shane Warthen. Also survived by her sister, Sandra Mackereth (Okey) of Oldtown, MD. She was preceded in death by her brother Gary Hardin. She was dedicated to The Women of the Moose and held many of the top offices in her years of service. Memorial services will be held 2 p.m. Friday, July 31, 2015 at Stauffer Funeral Home, 1621 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick with Rev. Lloyd Fuss officiating. Inurnment will follow in Resthaven Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Frederick County Hospice. Arrangements are by Stauffer Funeral Home and Stauffer Crematory, Inc. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.staufferfuneralhome.com .
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Denison, John - Ranson, Wv  
John Alden Denison, 73, of Ranson, WV, formerly of St. Albans, VT, passed away on Saturday, July 25, 2015 at his residence. Born November 11, 1941 in Burlington, VT, he was the son of the late Jack Denison and Mary Donovan Denison. John was a member of the Roman Catholic Parish of St. James the Greater and a third degree Knight of Columbus. He retired in 2001 after a 37 year distinguished career in banking, starting as a clerk in bookkeeping and rising through the ranks until he finished as a small business commercial lender. He was also a Civil War enthusiast. Above all happy things, John was a devoted grandfather. He is survived by his loving wife of 37 years, Teresa "Terry", at home; one daughter, Jacquelin Pinilla and husband, Drew of Warrenton, VA; two sons, Kevin Denison and wife Kimberly of Summit Point, WV and Roger Hughes of FL; six grandchildren, Alanna, Luke and Julia Pinilla and Evan, Ryan and Connor Denison; one brother, Michael Denison of Roy, Utah; and one sister, Barbara Gryzmala and husband, Thomas of Keswick, VA. He was preceded in death by his sister, Carolyn Denison; and his aunt, Charlotte Ruth Donovan, who kept life stable as a mentor after his mother's early death. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:00 am on Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at St. James Catholic Church, 49 Crosswinds Drive, Charles Town, WV with Fr. John Ledford as the Celebrant, assisted by Deacon David Galvin. The family will receive friends at the Eackles-Spencer & Norton Funeral Home, 256 Halltown Road, Harpers Ferry, WV on Monday evening from 6-8 pm with a vigil at 7:00 pm. Interment will follow at a later date in the family cemetery in Vermont. Condolences may be expressed at www.eackles-spencerfuneralhome.com
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Goolsby Jr., Wilbur - Walkersville  
Wilbur W. Goolby, Jr., 59, of Walkersville, passed away on July 21 at Frederick Memorial Hospital after a brief illness. He is survived by his son, Justin Goolsby & wife Eryn; grandchildren, Julianna and Drake Goolsby; a brother, Keith Goolsby and his family; and his significant other, Catherine Harford. A graveside service will be held at 12 noon on Saturday, August 1st in the Garden of Prayer at Resthaven Memorial Gardens, 9501 U.S. Route 15 N in Frederick. Floral tributes are welcome, or, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of one's choice.
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Jaretsky, Stella - Mt Airy  
Stella "Bubbles" Jaretsky, 97, passed away at TimberRidge Nursing Home in Ocala, Florida on Friday, July 24, 2015. She was born July 31,1917 the daughter of Stanley and Agnes Skrocki. Wife of Andy until his death in 1997. She lived in Garfield NJ for many years before moving to Mt Airy, MD and Florida to live with her daughter Anne and son-in-law Tom. She was a parishioner of St. Michaels Catholic Church in Mt Airy. Bubbles loved her vegetable garden in NJ., sewing, reading books, and crocheting. Predeceased by a sister Wanda Moskal and a brother Emil Skrocki. She is survived by her three children William (Barbara) Jaretsky, Robert (Nancy) Jaretsky, and Anne Donnelly (Tom), her sister Helen Fliss, brothers Eddie and Matt Skrocki (Ann), eight grandchildren, and eight great grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at a later date at Our Lady of Mt. Virgin Catholic Church in Garfield, N.J
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McKenzie, Mark - Frederick  
Mark Joseph McKenzie age 56 died July 1, 2015 following a brief illness. He was born September 18, 1958 to the late Donald and Dorothy McKenzie of Frederick, Md. Mark worked construction most of his life. He enjoyed motorcycles and spending time with family and friends. He is survived by his loving companion of 20 years Robin Fowler, two daughters Sarah Robbins and husband Dustin of Guangzhow, China and Angelica Bullock and husband Frankie of Inwood, West Virginia. He will be missed by his sisters Donna McCarrick of Frederick, Md, Lora McKenzie of Harpers Ferry, West Virginia and brother Buster McKenzie of Ocean City, Maryland. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews. Service for Mark will be private.
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Pecher, George M. - Hanover  
George M. Pecher, age 89, of Fairfield, PA died Saturday, July 25, 2015 at The Gettysburg Hospital. Born August 13, 1925 in Fairfield, PA he was the son of the late J. Harry & Helen (Sanders) Pecher. George was predeceased by his beloved wife of 68 years, Dorothy (Cool) Pecher, who died in December, 2014. George was a veteran of The Korean War serving with the USAF. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Fairfield, Knights of Columbus and the Holy Name Society. George enjoyed his music, he was a founding member of the Bluegrass Strings and later was a member of the band, DJ and the CB Pickers. He always had time for his grandchildren and thoroughly enjoyed the time he spent with them. George was a diehard Baltimore Orioles fan and enjoyed walks with his dogs. He retired in 1987 after 20 years of service with the former Westinghouse Elevator Co. in Gettysburg. For many years George farmed in the Fairfield Area of Adams County, worked at Matthews Appliances in Emmitsburg, MD, the former Charnita Properties in Carroll Valley, PA, helped to maintain the Fairfield Union Cemetery and drove the apple truck during the harvest at Brent's Orchard in Fairfield. George is survived by his five children: Susan DeVaney and husband Patrick of Hamburg, NJ, Bruce Pecher and wife Linda of Fairfield, Barry Pecher and wife Carol of Hanover, PA, Janice Pecher of Gettysburg, PA and Brian Pecher of Fairfield, seven grandchildren; Sean DeVaney and wife Beth, Heather Hollar and husband Bill, Mitchell Pecher and wife Katy, Aaron & Alex Pecher, Kyle Spalding and wife Kala and Brett Spalding, 10 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild, a brother, Eugene Pecher of Fairfield, two sisters; Mary Hutinet of Los Angeles, CA and Theresa Rodgers of Fairfield. He was predeceased by a sister, Ann Lochbaum and four brothers; Paul, Joseph, Alphonsus and Henry Pecher. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, July 30, 2015 at 10:00 AM at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 256 Tract Rd. Fairfield, PA with Fr. Michael Messaro, Celebrant. A Viewing will be held at the church on Wednesday from 6-8 PM and on Thursday from 9-l0 AM. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery. The family suggests memorials to St. Mary's Catholic Church or SpiriTrust Lutheran, 1075 Old Harrisburg Rd. Gettysburg, PA l7325. The Monahan Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements, online tributes and condolences can be made at monahanfuneralhome.com .
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Pickett, Dorothy - Frederick  
Mrs. Dorothy Virginia Pickett, 89, of Frederick, Maryland, passed away on Saturday July 25, 2015 at her residence. She was the wife of the Thomas Andrew Pickett who preceded her in death. Born on July 24, 1926, in Baltimore, she was the daughter of the late Russell and Elizabeth Beveridge Nusbaum. Dorothy was a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Frederick. She was a homemaker during her early married life, but later worked as Office Manager for 25 years at Ken's Transmission in Frederick, MD. She enjoyed sewing and knitting both for her children and grandchildren. She was a wonderful cook and enjoyed canning as well. Her most beloved possessions were her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Surviving are five children: Linda L. Pickett-Morgan of Gaithersburg, William A. Pickett of Leesburg, VA, Robert W. Pickett and wife Elizabeth of Paeonian Springs, VA, Thomas M. Pickett and wife Tracy of Frederick and Carol J. White and husband Bernard of Hagerstown; twelve grandchildren: Kathryn Winkler, Timothy Pickett, Lisa Ashby, Rachel Sullivan, Nathan Pickett, Virginia Theerman, Lily Pickett, Holly Pickett, James Pickett, R. Steven Kopp, Kenneth Kopp and Russell Kopp; eight great-grandchildren: Dylan, Hunter, Elise, Cormac, Patrick, Nicholas, McKayla and Savannah; a sister Jean Pope of Oklahoma and a brother, Paul Nusbaum and wife Josephine of Sykesville; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Mrs. Pickett was preceded in death by brothers Russell and Robert Nusbaum, a son-in-law Robert Morgan, a daughter-in-law, Patsy Beall-Pickett and a granddaughter, Michaela Theerman. The family will receive friends from 10-11 AM on Friday, July 31, at Stauffer Funeral Home, 1621 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick where services will begin at 11:00 AM with Rev. Tim May officiating. Interment will take place 1 p.m. Friday in Ketoctin Cemetery in Purcellville, VA. Arrangements are by Stauffer Funeral Home, Frederick. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at staufferfuneralhome.com .
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Shaffer, Richard William "Dick" - Walkersville  
Mr. Richard William "Dick" Shaffer, 71, of Walkersville, died Sunday, July 26, 2015 at Frederick Memorial Hospital. He was the loving husband of Sandra Shaffer for 49 years. Born October 20, 1943 in Graceham, he was a triplet son of Paul W. and Hazel I. (Dunkin) Shaffer. Dick retired in 1990 as a caster with Eastalco. He greatly enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time with his family. In addition to his wife, he is survived by daughter, Bonnie Beard of Walkersville; three sons, Terry Shaffer and wife, Joyce, of Gainesville; Dennis Shaffer and wife, Iris, of Tobyhanna, PA; and Jeffrey Shaffer and wife, Lois, of Smithsburg; 13 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a brother, Robert F. Shaffer and wife, Louise. He was predeceased by two sisters and four brothers. The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, July 29, at Stauffer Funeral Home, 104 E. Main Street, Thurmont. Funeral services will begin at 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 30th at Weller United Methodist Church, 101 N. Altamont Ave., Thurmont, with visitation at church from 10 to 11. Officiating will be Pastor Bob Kells of Weller UMC and Pastor Ronald Simmons of St. Paul AME Church in Dickerson. Interment will follow in Blue Ridge Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at www.staufferfuneralhome.com .
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Stone, Joan - Thurmont  
Joan Phyllis (Rowe) Stone, 69, of Thurmont, MD, passed away on Sunday, July 26, 2015 at her home. She was the wife of 45 years to the late Charles William Stone Sr. Born on January 5, 1946, she was the daughter of the late Henry Harrison and Ollie Lillian (Shifflet) Rowe. Joan was a school bus driver for 36 years with Frederick County Public Schools and enjoyed playing bingo with many of her fellow bus drivers. Joan is survived by her three sons, Charles William Stone Jr. and wife Brenda of Frederick, Carl William Stone and wife Stacie of South Carolina, and Carlas William Stone and wife Heather of Thurmont; her brothers and sisters, Henry Rowe (Betty) of FL, Joseph Rowe (Virginia) of Thurmont, John Rowe (Wilma) of Adamstown, Robert Rowe (Glenda) of Frederick, Katherine Derita (the late Nick Derita) of Westminster, Mae Hausler (Wayne) of WV, Shirley Cole (William) of Thurmont, Nancy Flohr (Clifford) of PA, and Betty Rowe of Thurmont. She is also survived by her four grandchildren, Charles William Stone III (Carol), Christopher William Stone, Miriah Nicole Stone and Eric Allan Stone; and two great grandchildren, Sarah Stone and Logan Stone. The family will receive friends from 5-8pm on Thursday, July 30th, 2015 at the Keeney & Basford Funeral Home, 106 E. Church St, Frederick, MD. Friends will also be received from 10-11am on Friday, July 31st at the funeral home, the service will begin at 11am. Interment will follow at Mount Olivet Cemetery. Condolences may be shared with the family at www.keeneybasford.com
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