Archive for January, 2013

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

WEEKS, Jean G.

 

JEAN G. WEEKS

On Tuesday, January 29, 2013, of Silver Spring, MD. Beloved wife of the late William H. Weeks; mother of Mary Ellen Tolcin; grandmother of Amy Tolcin. She was a graduate of the College of William and Mary, a life-time member of Woodside United Methodist Church and a long-time member of the Silver Spring Garden Club. Relatives and friends may call at Woodside United Methodist Church, 8900 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD, 20910, on Monday, February 4, 2013 from 9:30 to 10 a.m., where a Funeral Service will be held at 10 a.m. Interment Blandford Cemetery, Petersburg, VA. Memorial contributions may be made to Woodside United Methodist Church.

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Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

FIRMIN, John M.

JOHN MONROE FIRMIN (Age 100)

Peacefully departed this life on January 27, 2013. Beloved husband of Jean L. Firmin who passed away in June 2012. Father to John (Jack) Firmin of Greenbelt, MD, Joan Garcia (Arnald) of McCormick, SC, James Firmin (Linda) of Moss Point, MS, and Jeffrey Firmin (Frances) of Albany, NY. Grandad to 10 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. John graduated from McKinley Tech High School in 1931, where he was a long distance runner. He graduated in Civil Engineering from the University of Maryland in 1936, where he was a member of Sigma Chi Alpha fraternity. He served in the Army in 1936/37. He worked in the building construction and estimating field in the Washington D.C. area for 37 years. Notably, he worked on the building of the Pentagon and National Gallery of Art, and many private office buildings. He was active in the community as president of two different public school PTA’s. He attended Petworth, Northwest Washington, Bethany, and Montgomery Hills Baptist Churches. He was very active in those churches, and held a number of significant positions in the Church laity including Secretary and Treasurer of the D.C. Baptist Foundation where he was a member for 50 years, a member of the Board of Trustees of the Baptist Home from 1962-1992 including President for 8 years, and President of the DC Baptist Convention 1959-60. He was deeply involved in the establishment and construction of Thomas House Baptist Home on Thomas Circle and instrumental in the formation and construction of Bethany Baptist Church at 14th and Colorado Sts. He met his beloved wife Jean in the youth group at Petworth Church, and they were married for 75 years, and lived in a house in Takoma Park, MD for 71 years. As a devoted Christian, all his life he tended to and assisted people who needed comfort and help. A Memorial Service to celebrate his life will be held at Montgomery Hills Baptist Church, 9727 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20910 on Saturday, February 2, at 2 p.m. Interment private. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Montgomery Hills Baptist Church.

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Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

CROWLEY, Richard R.

RICHARD R. CROWLEY

On Tuesday, January 29, 2013, of Silver Spring, MD. Beloved husband of the late Florence Crowley; brother-in-law of Ella F. (Clarence S.) Smart. Also survived by 10 nieces, nephews and their families. Relatives and friends may call at Church of the Resurrection at Riderwood Village, 3110 Gracefield Road, Silver Spring, MD, on Monday, February 4, from 10:30 to 11 a.m., where Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Interment private at Gate of Heaven Cemetery.

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Tuesday, January 29th, 2013

STRIETER, Maxine

MAXINE E. PARIS STRIETER

On Saturday, January 26, 2013, of Silver Spring, MD. Beloved wife of the late Carl S. Paris and Louis S. Strieter; mother of William Paris, Janine Paris, Carol Paris, Christopher Paris, Mary Pat Paris, and the late Michael Paris; stepmother of Stephen Strieter, Jerome Strieter, Barbara Vance, James Strieter, and Theresa Potts. Also survived by 22 grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Relatives and friends may call at Collins Funeral Home, 500 University Boulevard, West, Silver Spring, MD, (Valet Parking), Friday, 7 to 9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial at Church of the Resurrection at Riderwood Village, 3110 Gracefield Road, Silver Spring, MD, on Saturday, February 2, at 11 a.m. Interment Private. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of your choice .

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Tuesday, January 29th, 2013

MILLER, Stephan F.

STEPHAN FRANCIS MILLER

On Sunday, January 20, 2013, of Silver Spring, MD. Beloved husband of the late Suzanne Jane Miller; father of Nicholas, Jenesse (Dylan O’Farrell) and Christina Miller (Shawn Wood); grandfather of Juilet and Lila Wood, Finnbar and Suzanne O’Farrell; brother of Patricia Ross, Kevin and Brian Miller. Relatives and friends may call at Collins Funeral Home, 500 University Boulevard, West, Silver Spring, MD, (Valet Parking), Sunday, February 17, 2 to 4 p.m. Interment private. Memorial contributions may be made to Hope Connection, Food & Friends, or American Cancer Society .

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Tuesday, January 29th, 2013

METZGER, Eleanor

ELEANOR BARBARA DUNNING JOHNS METZGER (Age 105)

On Sunday, January 27, 2013, of Silver Spring, MD. Beloved wife of the late Robert Metzger of Minnesota; loving mother of Michael Johns and wife Kathleen; grandmother of Elizabeth Johns (Brian Moran), Mary Johns (Eric Beam) and Philip Johns. Also survived by cousins in Maryland, Minnesota and California. A family service and burial will be held in Minnesota.

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Monday, January 28th, 2013

SHANHOLTZ, Debora Sue

DEBORA SUE SHANHOLTZ

On Wednesday, January 23, 2013 of Silver Spring, MD. Beloved mother of Collin Shanholtz; daughter of the late Veronica and Godfry Shanholtz; cousin of Betty Ringler, Robert, MIke, Jannette, Tamee, Rick, Sarah, Michael and James Angelo; honorary daughter of Virginia Verzi; aunt of Austin and Caiden Angelo. Memorial service at Collins Funeral Home, 500 University Boulevard, West, Silver Spring, MD on Saturday, February 2, 2013 at 3:30 p.m. Interment private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Autism Society Montgomery County, 4125 Queen Mary Drive, Olney, MD 20832.

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Monday, January 28th, 2013

GANASSA, Stephen A.

STEPHEN ANTHONY GANASSA

On Friday, January 25, 2013, of Laytonsville, MD. Beloved husband of Elaine Ganassa; father of Nicolette Ganassa; son of Vera and the late Antonio Ganassa; brother of Michael, Frank, Rina and Linda. Also survived by four nieces and two nephews. He will be missed by all the hearts he has touched. He has changed so many lives without asking for anything in return. Never one to complain, he was always the silent strength and reason of the family. Relatives and friends may call at Collins Funeral Home, 500 University Boulevard, West, Silver Spring, MD, (Valet Parking), Tuesday, 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Paul’s Catholic Church, 9240 Damascus Road, Damascus, MD, on Wednesday, January 30, at 11 a.m. Interment Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Montgomery Hospice Casey House, 1355 Piccard Drive, Suite 100, Rockville, MD 20850.

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Monday, January 28th, 2013

DeBUCHANANNE, George D. III

GEORGE D’AUMALE DeBUCHANANNE, III

Of Silver Spring, MD passed at Casey House on Saturday, January 26, 2013, after a long struggle with lung cancer. He is survived by his wife Vera, son Alec, mother Mary C. DeBuchananne, sisters Jean (Alfred) Hurst and Marilyn (Robert) Innis, and brothers Jon (Linda), James, David (Carolyn), and Daniel (Agnes). Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and other loving family and friends. He was predeceased by his father George D. DeBuchananne, Jr. Relatives and friends may call at Collins Funeral Home, 500 University Boulevard, West, Silver Spring, MD, (Valet Parking), Tuesday, January 29, 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Interment private. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to Montgomery Hospice Casey House, 1355 Piccard Dr., Suite 100, Rockville, MD 20850 or Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallen Ave., Wheaton, MD 20902.

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Sunday, January 27th, 2013

WANG, George C.Y.

GEORGE C.Y. WANG

On Thursday, January 24, 2013, George C. Y. Wang, professor emeritus of George Washington University, age 85, of Silver Spring, MD of Alzheimer’s disease. He is survived by his brother, John and sister-in-law, Rosa Jenny of Beltsville, MD; sister, Mary Hsieh of Southport, CT; sister-in-law, Betty of Potomac, MD; seven nephews and nieces; 14 grand- nephews and nieces. Mass of Christian Burial at Our Lady of Grace Church, 15661 Norbeck Blvd, Silver Spring, on Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at 11 a.m. Interment private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his name to Gannon University, Erie, PA (www.gannon.edu)

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Saturday, January 26th, 2013

POWERS, Virginia

VIRGINIA POWERS

On Tuesday, January 22, 2013 of Silver Spring, MD. Ginny, beloved wife of the late Nathan Powers; loving mother of Trisha Burke (Jana Ham), Pam Hagerty (Jim), Monta Gordon (Jeff) and the late Frances Ritter; grandmother of Jim Jr. and Sara; great-grandmother of Taylor; long-time companion of Jack Stover. Relatives and friends may call at Collins Funeral Home, 500 University Boulevard, West, Silver Spring, MD, Tuesday, January 29, 2013 from 12:30 to 1 p.m., where a Memorial Service will be held at 1 p.m. Interment private. Memorial contributions may be made to American Diabetes Association , Washington DC-MD Office, 1025 Connecticut Ave., N.W., Suite 1005, Washington, DC 20036.

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Friday, January 25th, 2013

ENGLISH, Thomas J., Sr.

THOMAS J. ENGLISH, SR.

On Wednesday, January 23, 2013, of Silver Spring, MD. Beloved husband of the late Anne Marie Jordan English; father of Sharon English,¬†MaryAlice “Mimi” (Mark) Pacious, Patrick (Jill) English, Thomas (Julie) English Jr., and Maureen (Matt) Hudren. Also survived by 16 grandchildren. A DC native son who developed his love of baseball and football on the flats of the Anacostia River; an Eastern High School Graduate class of 45; drafted in the Army upon graduation and serving in the Canal Zone playing baseball; using his GI bill graduated George Washington University as an accountant. Hired by the Eisenhower Administration, beginning a 25 year career as a White House accountant and Special Assistant to six Presidents. His most important life-long service was to the Knights of Columbus and The American Legion. Being an avid ball player, he competed in the Maryland Senior Olympics until he was 80, enjoying camaraderie and competition. Relatives and friends may call at Collins Funeral Home, 500 University Boulevard, West, Silver Spring, MD, (Valet Parking), Sunday, 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. and at Our Lady of Grace Church, 15661 Norbeck Blvd., Silver Spring, MD on Monday, January 28, from 10:30 to 11 a.m., where Mass of Catholic Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m.. Interment St. Mary’s Cemetery, Rockville. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Montgomery Hospice, 1355 Piccard Drive, Suite 100, Rockville, MD 20850.

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Thursday, January 24th, 2013

DUDLEY, Doris Hartman

DORIS HARTMAN DUDLEY

On Wednesday, January 23, 2013, of Silver Spring, MD. Devoted wife of the late G. Thomas Dudley, Sr.; beloved mother of Tom Jr. (Valerie), Donna (Bob), Carol (Blaine), Coleen (Pete), Jo Ellen (Chuck); sister of Chester Hartman; also survived by seven grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. Relatives and friends may call at St. Patrick’s Church, Norbeck & Muncaster Mill Roads, Rockville, MD, on Monday, January 28, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. where Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:30 a.m. Interment Gate of Heaven Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to National Right to Life, 512 10th Street NW, Washington, DC 20004 or www.nrlc.org.

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Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

TOZZOLO, Michael A., Jr.

MICHAEL ANTHONY TOZZOLO, JR.

On Tuesday, January 22, 2013 of Silver Spring, MD. Beloved husband of the late Rita Margaret Tozzolo; father of Michael A.Tozzolo, III; grandfather of Elizabeth Ann Tozzolo. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends may call at Collins Funeral Home, 500 University Blvd., West, Silver Spring, MD. (Valet Parking), Friday, from 7 to 9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. John the Evangelist Historic Church, 9700 Rosensteel Ave., Silver Spring, MD on Saturday, January 26 at 12 noon. Interment Mount Olivet Cemetery, DC.

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Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

McNAMARA, Colleen Ann

COLLEEN ANN McNAMARA

On Tuesday, January 22, 2013, Colleen Ann McNamara of Olney, MD; beloved mother of Kelly Ann, Casey Ann and Kaitlin Eileen Bramhall; sister of Eileen Marie Bagley, Thomas Michael, Kevin Richard, and Christopher Raymond McNamara; daughter of the late Anita Jane Haight and Christopher Francis McNamara. Relatives and friends may call at Collins Funeral Home, 500 University Blvd, West, Silver Spring, MD (Valet Parking) on Friday, January 25, 2013 from 7 to 9 p.m. where Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, January 26, 2013 at 11 a.m. Interment Parklawn Memorial Park.

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Francis J. Collins Funeral Home, Inc.
500 University Blvd. West
Silver Spring, MD 20901

Phone: 301.593.9500