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Dewees, John - Thurmont  
John Dewees, 84, of Thurmont, MD, died suddenly in a car accident on June 23, 2016. He was born August 8, 1931 in Thurmont and was the son of the late Hazel and Maurice Dewees and the late Mary and Harry Hewitt who were his grandparents. John was employed at Ft. Detrick for 37 years as a steam fitter until his retirement. He was an Army veteran serving in the Korean War stationed in Baumholder, Germany where he met the love of his life, "his angel", Johanna. He served with the Color Guard with the American Legion Post 168. His love of softball kept him playing until he was 80 years young and he could always be seen driving around looking for deer. John was known by all as a caring, hardworking and dedicated husband, father and grandfather and wonderful man. John is survived by his beloved wife of 62 years, Johanna; five children, Heide Daugherty and husband Terry, Susan Gills and husband Steve, Sandy Eyler and husband Bill, Greg Dewees and wife Susie, and Martha Rippeon and husband Daryll; 14 grandchildren, John Spahr, Jeremy Gills, Trisha Victor, Daniel Gills, Chad Dewees, Brad Eyler, Joel Gills, Branndi Dewees, Ashton Monacelli, James Sanger, Eric Daugherty, Terry Daugherty, Kylle May and Sarah May; 24 great-grandchildren; and his siblings Marie Eyler, Robert Dewees and wfe Betty Ann, Shirley Ridenour, Richard Dewees and wife Judy, and Harvey Dewees and wife Mary, Tom Dewees and wife Linda; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his grandchildren, Rebekah Gills and Jackson Rippeon; his four brothers, Merle, Pete, Irvin, and Billy; two brothers-in-law, Eddie and Cutter; and sister-in-law, Pearl. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Monday, June 27, 2016 at Stauffer Funeral Home, 104 E Main Street, Thurmont with Cathy Rippeon officiating. Final resting place will be in Resthaven Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, June 26, 2016 at the funeral home in Thurmont. Arrangements have been entrusted to Stauffer Funeral Home in Thurmont. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the family at www.staufferfuneralhome.com .
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Published Online in The Frederick News-Post from June 24 to June 25, 2016
Published in Print in The Frederick News-Post on June 25, 2016
Kinnaird, Margaret Alves - Thurmont  
Margaret Alves Kinnaird, 83, of Thurmont, died Saturday, June 25, 2016 at the Kline Hospice House. She was the beloved wife of the late Robert Smith Kinnaird, who died in 1985. Born May 21, 1933 in Aberdeen, Scotland, daughter of the late Robert and Helen Mackie Fyfe Bremner, she is survived by a son, John A. Kinnaird and wife Karen of Thurmont, MD and daughter, Rosemary H. Kinnaird of Gettysburg, PA, 6 grandchildren, Chris, Michael, Heather, Mandy, Erica, and Theresa, 24 great grandchildren, and 4 great great grandchildren. She is also survived by a nephew, Billy Bremner of Sweden. Besides her husband, Margaret was preceded in death by all of her siblings and a special niece, Lorraine Ferguson Sey of Aberdeen, Scotland, and her devoted pets, Pierre, Scott, and Bobo. She, her husband, and children immigrated to the United States in 1960 and settled in Thurmont, MD. Over the years Margaret worked at Moore Business Forms, Thurmont Dry Cleaners, Claire Frock, Frederick National Bank, and at the family business, R. S. Kinnaird Memorials. Margaret enjoyed knitting, square dancing, line dancing, traveling, playing cards, especially cribbage, and spending time with her family. She also enjoyed visiting Emmitsburg, Taneytown, and Thurmont Senior Centers. She especially liked the rural atmosphere in Thurmont and cherished visiting our covered bridges. The family appreciates the care and comfort provided to her in her last days by the Frederick County Hospice and the Kline Hospice House. The family will receive friends on Friday, July 1, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. until the time of a funeral service at 12:30 p.m. at the MYERS-DURBORAW FUNERAL HOME, 210 W. Main Street, Emmitsburg. Interment will follow in Blue Ridge Cemetery in Thurmont. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in her memory to the Thurmont Food Bank, 10 Frederick Rd. Thurmont, MD 21788 or the Thurmont Senior Center, 806 East Main St. Thurmont, MD 21788.
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Published Online in The Frederick News-Post from June 25 to June 27, 2016
Published in Print in The Frederick News-Post on June 27, 2016
Lowry, Barbara - Knoxville  
Barbara Jean Simpson Lowry, age 81 passed away at her home on June 23, 2016. She is survived by her four children, Gary Wayne Lowry, Ronald Clark Lowry (Laura), Donald Lee Lowry (Leslie), and Sara Michele Sauer (Patrick); five siblings, Robert Simpson Jr., James Simpson, Marion Fleming, Lynn Simpson, and Richard Simpson; eight grandchildren, Marshall Lowry, Lara Sauer, Emily McCarley, Ryan Sauer, Anne Lowry, Hannah Lowry, Mason Lowry, and Robert Lowry; and five great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband, Norvel Lee Lowry Jr.; her parents, Robert Clark and Ruth Roxanna Simpson; and five siblings, Louise Moore, Elizabeth Potts, Nancy Marshall, Ruth Lee Wilson, and Irving Simpson. Barbara attended Lincoln High School where she played basketball and later married her high school sweetheart. She continued to play softball and tennis competitively throughout her life, building a tennis court at her home to enjoy with friends, and playing doubles with partner, Norvel Lee, by her side. They spent their time raising a family, dairy farming, boating, camping and attending tractor pulls. Barbara was an active member of New Jerusalem Lutheran Church for over 50 years. She was also a member of Lovettsville Homemakers Club for several years and was well known for being an excellent cook for church events and family gatherings. She played adult softball and co-coached the Lovettsville Ponytails with her sister, Marion. Barbara loved to travel and visited many parts of the world. Her faith and trust in the Lord was first in her life. She was loved by many and will be deeply missed. Visitation will be held at Hall Funeral Home, Purcellville, VA on Monday June 27, 2016 from 6-8 p.m. Services will be held at New Jerusalem Lutheran Church, Lovettsville, VA at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday June 28, 2016. Please visit www.hallfh.com to express online condolences to the family. Arrangements made by Hall Funeral Home, Purcellville, VA.
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Published Online in The Frederick News-Post from June 25 to June 27, 2016
Published in Print in The Frederick News-Post from June 26 to June 27, 2016
McDonald, Jamie - Thurmont  
Jamie Nicole McDonald, 32, of Thurmont, MD passed away Wednesday, June 22, 2016. Born February 26, 1984 in Frederick, MD she was the daughter of Annabelle Toms of Thurmont and the late Gregg McDonald. Jamie was a 2002 graduate of Catoctin High School. She enjoyed spending time with her family and her son, especially participating with his outdoor sports and activities. In addition to her mother she is survived by her son Bronson Snurr of Thurmont; sister Denise McDonald and her fiance Ronnie Kitts of Emmitsburg, MD and their children Layla Jakob and Raven; numerous Aunts, Uncles and cousins. She is preceded in death by her paternal grandparents John McDonald and Jacqueline McDonald and her maternal grandparents Russell Fisher and Marie Fisher. The family will receive friends at the Stauffer Funeral Home, 104 E. Main St., Thurmont, MD on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 from 6-8PM. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Stauffer Funeral Home in her name at 1621 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick, MD 21702. Expressions of sympathy may be offered to the family at www.staufferfuneralhome.com .
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Published Online in The Frederick News-Post from June 23 to June 27, 2016
Published in Print in The Frederick News-Post on June 27, 2016
McGrath, William - Adamstown  
William Albert McGrath, Jr. loving husband, father, and grandfather passed away at home in Adamstown, Maryland on Monday, June 13, 2016. He was the loving husband of Clara McGrath for 65 years. Born October 1, 1927, in Bridgeport, CT he was the son of the late William Albert McGrath, Sr. and Marion (LaForge) McGrath. He graduated from the Technical High School in Springfield, MA in 1945. William served in the Army, first at the Norfolk Military University in Springfield, VT, then at Ft. Lawson, WA, and was stationed on the Shemya Air Force Base in the Alaskan Aleutian Islands. He worked for Hechinger Company for over 40 years before retiring to North Myrtle Beach, SC in 1988. He returned to Maryland in 2012 to be closer to family. He was a member of the Buckeystown United Methodist Church, Buckeystown. He became a Freemason in 1966 and was a member of Kensington Lodge #198 in Maryland where he served as Worshipful Master in 1977. On Friday, June 10, 2016 he was recognized for his 50 years of membership in the lodge. He was a lifetime member of Grand Strand Lodge #353 in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. He was also a member of the Kensington Order of the Easter Star, Chapter #39 (MD) and the North Myrtle Beach Order of the Eastern Star, Chapter #180 (SC). He was a member of the Maryland Tall Cedars, Rockville Forest #134. He loved cooking, reading, and was a puzzle enthusiast. He was always willing to share a story or joke with family and friends. He loved traveling and visited many beautiful places around the world. In addition to his wife, William is survived by his children, Sheila Buscemi (Paul) of Jefferson, Maryland; Sandra Polk (Bob) of Huntington Beach, CA; grandchildren, Lance Dockery, Katherine Buscemi, Natalie Buscemi, and Emily Polk; and numerous nieces and nephews. William was preceded in death by his siblings, Robert Eames McGrath, Joan Elizabeth McGrath, and half brother, James Thomas McGrath. The family will celebrate William's life with a memorial service at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 6, 2016 at the Buckeystown United Methodist Church, 3440 Buckeystown Pike, Buckeystown, MD. Inurnment will be private at Parklawn Memorial Gardens in Rockville, Maryland. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Maryland Masonic Home at 300 International Circle, Cockeysville, Maryland 21030 or www.mdmasonichomes.org . Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.staufferfuneralhome.com .
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Published Online in The Frederick News-Post from June 15 to July 3, 2016
Published in Print in The Frederick News-Post on July 3, 2016
Mohler, Raymond - Brunswick  
Raymond Wayne Mohler, 78, of Brunswick, MD passed away on, Monday, June 20 2016, at Frederick Memorial Hospital in Frederick, MD. He was the husband of Joyce L. (Beatty) Mohler for 57 years. He was born December 3, 1937 in Frederick, MD, to the late Horace Raymond Mohler and Ruth Weinbrenner. In addition to his wife he is survived by sons David and Frank both of Brunswick, MD and Michael of Martinsburg, WV; daughters Sherry Squibb and husband Dave of Hagerstown, MD; Karen Mohler of Brunswick, MD and Joanna Schneider and husband Frank of Dover, PA; grandchildren David Lee Mohler; Stephen Smith; Joshua Mohler, Zachary, Austin and Peyton Schneider; Sunshine Allen; Michael Wayne Mohler; and step-grandchild Donald Fuller; great grandchildren Haylei Smith and Erykah Mohler, brother Evan Mohler of Lovettsville, VA; along with numerous nieces and nephews. In addition Wayne leaves behind very special friends Jay Maupin; Bob & Shirley Ward; C. Wayne Tucker; Denesa Churchey; Paul, Angie and Casey Armstrong; and Sharon Carey along with many other friends that he made over the years. In addition to being preceded in death by his parents, Wayne was also preceded in death by his brother David Ray and twin sisters Janet Lee and Jane Lee. The family will receive friends at the Brunswick Eagles, 401 Central Avenue, Brunswick, MD at 12 pm, on Monday, June 27, 2016, and a Celebration of Wayne's Life will begin at 1 pm. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the FOE Brunswick Ladies Auxiliary, Needy Family Fund in honor of Cindy Smothers, and mailed to Brunswick Aux 1136, P.O. Box 26, Brunswick, MD 21716.
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Published Online in The Frederick News-Post from June 24 to June 26, 2016
Published in Print in The Frederick News-Post on June 26, 2016
Newcomer Sr., Carroll "Gene" - Emmitsburg  
Carroll Eugene "Gene" Newcomer, Sr., 87, of Emmitsburg, died on Saturday, June 25, 2016 at his home. Born June 4, 1929 in Carroll County, Maryland, he was the son of the late Carroll F. and Dorothy I. (Shorb) Newcomer. Gene enjoyed time at the beach, reminiscing and telling stories, and spending time with family and friends. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was an honorary member of the Vigilant Hose Co., and an avid Redskins and Nationals fan. Surviving him are his long-time companion of 22 years, Dorothy "Dottie" Davis of Emmitsburg; son, Carroll "Skip" Newcomer, Jr. and wife Mimi of Petaluma, CA; daughter, Cynthia "Cindy" Miller and husband Mark of San Diego, CA; grandchildren, Jennifer Miller Fint and husband Thomas of San Diego, CA and Adam Miller of SD; close friend, Paul Harner and extended family, the Davis family. He was predeceased by his wife of 38 years, Janet (Adams) Newcomer in 1991. At the family's request, there will be no visitation or services. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to either the Vigilant Hose Co., P.O. Box 171, Emmitsburg, MD 21727 or to Hospice of Frederick County, P.O. Box 1799, Frederick, MD, 21702. Arrangements have been entrusted to MYERS-DURBORAW FUNERAL HOME in Emmitsburg.
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Published Online in The Frederick News-Post from June 25 to June 27, 2016
Published in Print in The Frederick News-Post on June 27, 2016
Spence, Charles - Frederick  
Mr. Charles Ferman Spence, 94, of Frederick, passed away at home on June 23, 2016 after a brief illness. He was the husband of Majel Spence, his wife of 73 years. Born in New Albany, Indiana, Charlie was the son of the late James and Anna Louise Spence. His lifelong love of journalism began as a teenager, when he worked as an artist for the Louisville Courier-Journal. He enlisted in the United States Marine Corps shortly after the attack on Pearl Harbor and was honorably discharged in 1942. He went to work as a reporter for the Cincinnati Inquirer where he met Majel, who was also employed at the Inquirer. They were married on May 22, 1943 after a 4-month engagement. Charlie and Majel moved to California in the 1950's, where Charlie worked directly for Randolph Hurst and began to explore his passion for aviation. The Spences eventually moved to New York City, where Mr. Spence continued to work for the Hurst Corporation. His love for aviation eventually led him to accept a position in Public Relations for the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association. He wrote three books that were published and was awarded Aviation Writer of the Year in 1998. In addition to his writing and flying, Mr. Spence continued to paint portraits and did not retire until January 2015, nearly at age 93. Surviving, in addition to his loving wife, are four children, Sherry Gutierrez, Linda Woodworth, Chuck Spence, and Craig Spence; an older brother, Thomas Spence; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and other relatives. A memorial service will be held at 1:00 PM on Tuesday, June 28th at the Chapel Mausoleum of Resthaven Memorial Gardens, 9501 US. Route 15 N in Frederick, where inurnment will take place following the service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society ( www.cancer.org ).
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Published Online in The Frederick News-Post from June 24 to June 25, 2016
Published in Print in The Frederick News-Post on June 25, 2016
Swisher, Marvin - Fairfield Pa  
Marvin L. Swisher, 62, passed away peacefully in his beloved little cabin in Mt. Hope on Thursday, June 23, 2016. Marv was a friend to everyone he met and always had a smile on his face, even though he was in very poor health, and never complained. Before his health declined he was an avid hunter and loved the mountains especially mushroom hunting. He was still able to enjoy fishing with his brothers, cousins and many friends. He was a great gardener and took pride in his beautiful yard, full of flowers and vegetables. He was employed at Mount Saint Mary's University for 33 years as a warehouse foreman. Mr. Swisher is survived by five brothers and sisters; Betty Smith and her husband Glenn of Fairfield, PA, Nancy Harbaugh and her husband John L. of Fairfield, PA, Clifford Swisher and his wife Sue of Fairfield, PA, Gary Swisher of Stewartstown, PA, Dean Swisher and his wife Laurie of Gettysburg, PA and a number of nieces and nephews who loved their Uncle Marv dearly. There will be a viewing on Tuesday evening June 28th at Monahan Funeral Home in Fairfield from 6:00 Pm until 8:00 PM. In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to Boys Town, 14100 Crawford Street, Boys Town, NE 68010 or the American Heart Association, 1019 Mumma Road, Wormleysburg, PA 17403. Online obituary and condolences available at monahanfuneralhome.com .
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Published Online in The Frederick News-Post from June 24 to June 26, 2016
Published in Print in The Frederick News-Post on June 26, 2016

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