Archive for May, 2013

Friday, May 24th, 2013

ECKERT, William Albert, Ph.D.

WILLIAM ALBERT ECKERT, Ph.D.

On Wednesday, May 22, 2013, of Hyattsville, MD. Beloved husband for 45 years of Laurie Ekstrand; father of Max and Elzmarie Eckert; brother of the late Charles and Bernard Eckert. Also survived by other loving family and friends. Services are private. Bill graduated from Baltimore City College High School, the University of Maryland and Florida State University. Bill worked for multiple consulting firms, the World Bank and the United Nations. He enjoyed sailing, home renovation, and spending time with family and friends. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to your local Humane Society. He will be dearly missed.

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Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

NELSON, Marilyn L.

MARILYN L. NELSON

 

On Monday, May 20, 2013, of Gaithersburg, MD. Beloved wife of Robert W. Nelson; daughter of the late Frank and Anna Geffert; sister of the late Frank Geffert, Jr.; aunt of Adam and JoAnna Geffert; great aunt of Hannah and Sydney Jane Geffert. Relatives and friends may call at Collins Funeral Home, 500 University Boulevard, West, Silver Spring, MD, (Valet Parking), Monday, May 27, from 7 to 9 p.m, and on Tuesday, May 28 at Immanuel’s Church, 16819 New Hampshire Avenue, Silver Spring, MD, from 10 to 11 a.m.; where the Funeral Service will follow at 11 a.m. Interment private. Memorial contributions may be made to Alliance Defending Freedom, Family Research Council, Immanuel’s Church and Potomac-Bethesda Rotary Foundation.

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Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

SOBAN, Jane L.

JANE LOUISE SOBAN

On Sunday, May 19, 2013, of Kensington, MD. Beloved wife of Edward John Soban; mother of Thomas Edward Soban, Diane Louise (Dale) Boyd, Lynn Marie Soban, Tina Jane (Lance) May; grandmother of Dale Woods “Boomer” Boyd, III, Sydney Lauren Boyd, Kelsey Jane May and Hunter Edward May; sister of Edward, Bernard and the late James Hornung; sister-in-law of Clythera, Sandra and the late Thelma Hornung. She was a loving wife and mother and enjoyed baking, gardening, knitting and sports. Jane excelled in giving to others. Relatives and friends may call at Collins Funeral Home, 500 University Blvd., West, Silver Spring, MD (Valet Parking), Thursday, May 23, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial at Holy Cross Church, 4900 Strathmore Ave., Garrett Park, MD on Friday, May 24 at 11 a.m. Interment Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Holy Cross Catholic Church or Christ Child Society, DC Chapter, Layette Program, 5101 Wisconsin Ave., NW, Suite 304, Washington, DC 20016.

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Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

DENION, Donald J.

DONALD JOHN DENION (Age 83)

On Monday, May 20, 2013, of Silver Spring, MD. Beloved husband of Marion Boyle Denion and the late Ruth Suter Denion; father of Donna Beale (Horace), Thomas Denion (Laura), Suzanne Ohman (Larry), Robert Denion (Teresa), James Denion (Pam), Mary Thayer (Ron), Maureen Gray (Dave), Melissa Murdock (Tom) and the late Matt Boyle. Survived by 25 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and preceded in death by grandson, Jordan Denion. Relatives and friends may call at Collins Funeral Home, 500 University Boulevard, West, Silver Spring, MD, (Valet Parking), Thursday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. John the Evangelist Church, 10103 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20902 on Friday, May 24 at 10:30 a.m. Interment Gate of Heaven Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph’s House care of St. John Evangelist Church at the above address.

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Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

BAUGHMAN, Betty Jane

BETTY JANE BAUGHMAN

On May 20, 2013 Betty Jane joined her infant Dicky and her mother and father in Heaven. Beloved wife of Bertram Baughman; mother of Robert, Carol, Barbara, Nancy, James, and Michael. Also survived by 11 grandchildren. Relatives and friends may call at Collins Funeral Home, 500 University Boulevard, West, Silver Spring, MD, (Valet Parking), Thursday, from 7 to 9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Holy Redeemer Church, Summit Ave and Cable Drive, Kensington, MD, on Friday, May 24, at 10 a.m. Interment Parklawn Memorial Park.

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Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

ALUISE, Ralph A.

RALPH A. ALUISE (Age 88)

Ralph served in the Army Air Corp in WW II. He was a pioneer of television, having served three major networks in NYC as a TV Engineer beginning in the 1950′s. Died on Monday, May 20, 2013 in his residence of Kensington, MD, formerly of Hackensack, NJ. Survived by his beloved wife Regina “Jean” Aluise, his sweetheart for 63 years; loving father of Gary R. (Lia Xhilone) and Timothy J. Aluise (Amy Friend); proud grandfather of Cathy Aluise-Kershaw (Geoff), Theresa, Dylan, and Jordan Aluise; and recently celebrated the birth of his great-grandson, Frederick Kershaw. He was predeceased by his siblings, Marie, Viola, Carmen and Edna. Relatives and friends may call at Collins Funeral Home, 500 University Boulevard West, Silver Spring, MD (Valet Parking) on Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial at Holy Redeemer Church, Summit Ave. and Cable Dr., Kensington, MD on Thursday, May 23, 2013 at 9:30 a.m. Interment Gate of Heaven Cemetery. In lieu of flowers contributions in Ralph’s memory may be made to National Parkinson Foundation, Inc., 1501 N.W. 9th Ave., Bob Hope Rd., Miami, FL 33136-1494.

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Monday, May 20th, 2013

RAZA, Irene Mary

Irene Mary Raza (age 90)

On Thursday, May 16, 2013, of Rockville, MD. Beloved mother of Tony Raza, Ray Raza and Mark Raza (Laura); grandmother of Anthony Raza, Jamie Raza (Christine) and Joseph Raza; great-grandmother of Josie Raza, Toby Raza, Zoe Raza and Abby Raza. Memorial Mass of Christian Burial at Holy Cross Church, 4900 Strathmore Avenue, Garrett Park, MD, on Tuesday, May 28 at 11 a.m. Interment Private. Memorial contributions may be made to S.O.M.E. 71-O Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001.

 


Monday, May 20th, 2013

KELLINGER, William J.

WILLIAM JOHN KELLINGER

On Saturday, May 18, 2013, of Silver Spring, MD. Beloved husband of Kathleen K. Kellinger; father of Linda Romiti (Lorenzo), Michael Kellinger (Toni), Kathy Phiel (Randy), Patrick Kellinger (Denise), Joseph Kellinger (Cindy) and Marybeth Maroulis (George); brother of Margaret Fitzgerald, Veronica Sauvain and the late Billie Kellinger. He is also survived by 18 grandchildren, Sarah, Tess, Amy, Matthew, Andrew, Keith, Shaun, Evan, Timmy, Nicholas, Kate, Kelly, Jessica, Scott, Connor, Ryan, Tyler and Billy; and six great-grandchildren. Relatives and friends may call at Holy Cross Church, 4900 Strathmore Avenue, Garrett Park, MD on Wednesday, May 22, 2013 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., with Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. Interment Gate of Heaven Cemetery. In lieu of flowers contributions in his memory may be made to Gonzaga College High School, 19 Eye St., N.W., Washington, DC 20001.

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Monday, May 20th, 2013

HARRIS, Herbert J.

HERBERT J. HARRIS

On Saturday, May 18, 2013, Herbert J. Harris, age 89, of Silver Spring, MD, formerly of Buffalo, NY. Born May 20, 1923 in Rochester, NY. Husband of the late Mary Frances (Fran); father of Ann Lister (Mark), Patricia Kern (Dabney), James W. Harris (Karen), Steve Harris (Shaun), and the late Edward M. Harris; grandfather of Megan and Kevin (Genevieve) Lister; James and Jennifer Harris; Jack and Liz Kern; and Timothy and Ashley Harris. He was a combat veteran having served in WWII as a forward observer for Field Artillery. He graduated from the University of Alabama, class of 1950 with a Bachelors degree in Industrial Engineering; with a Certificate in Business Administration in 1958. He worked as an Industrial Engineer for several companies in the Buffalo area and he was the lead engineer in developing the first refueling hose of jet aircraft in 1954 at Hewitt Robbins Inc. He worked for several civilian government agencies in the Washington area and started the first Industrial Engineering organization at the Department of Health, Education and Welfare. He was also the Chief Industrial Engineer for the Department of Agriculture. He was President of Niagara Frontier Chapter, Buffalo, NY, and President of the Washington Chapter of Industrial Engineers. He enjoyed playing sports: Four wall handball, tennis, and was an avid golfer and bridge player. Mass of Christian Burial at Our Lady of Grace Church, 15661 Norbeck Blvd., Silver Spring, on Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at 11 a.m. Interment Gate of Heaven Cemetery.

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Sunday, May 19th, 2013

WENSUS, Joseph T.

JOSEPH THOMAS WENSUS (Age 65)

On Thursday, May 16, 2013 of Columbia, MD. Beloved husband of Barbara Wensus; father of Joseph (Elizabeth) Wensus, Brian Wensus and Tracey (Kevin) Bruening; grandfather of Jack Wensus and Elizabeth Bruening. Also survived by many loving family members and friends. Relatives and friends may call at Collins Funeral Home, 500 University Boulevard, West, Silver Spring, MD, (Valet Parking), Monday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Francis of Assisi Church-Fulton, 8300 Old Columbia Road, Fulton, MD, Tuesday, May 21 at 10 a.m. Interment Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association, Memorial & Tribute Processing Center, PO Box 5216, Glen Allen, VA 23058-5216.

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Sunday, May 19th, 2013

HART, Rick

RICK HART

On Sunday, May 12, 2013, of Poolesville, MD. Beloved husband of Kathy Hart; father of Jessica (Shawn) Cissel, Kelly (Kenny) Blinkhorn and RJ Hart; grandfather of Bethany, Sophia, Kole, and Kenley; son of Mary Jane and the late Richard K. Hart, Jr.; brother of Ellen (Henry) Kumm and Theresa (Clyde) Stouffer. Memorial Mass at Our Lady of Mercy Church, 9200 Kentsdale Drive, Potomac, MD on Friday, May 31, 2013 at 4 p.m. Interment private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Children’s Inn at NIH, 7 West Drive, Bethesda, MD 20814.

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Friday, May 17th, 2013

THOMAS, Joseph J.

JOSEPH JOHN THOMAS

“Jack”

Jack Thomas of Silver Spring, MD passed away on Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at the age of 91. Beloved husband of 65 years to Jane Brownley Thomas; devoted father of the late Ed (Donna) Thomas and Alan (Laura) Thomas; grandfather of Christy (David) Handzo, Michael (Lillian), Patricia, Katherine, John and David; great-grandfather of Adam Handzo. A private family service will be held at Parklawn Memorial Park, Rockville, MD. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of your choice .

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Friday, May 17th, 2013

HEALEY, Gladys R.

GLADYS RUTH HEALEY (Age 95)

On Tuesday, May 14, 2013, of College Park, MD, passed away peacefully in her home. Beloved wife of the late Edward J. Healey; mother of Mary Jo McNulty, Sheila B. Healey, and Edward J. (Angela) Healey; grandmother of Maureen E. (Andrew) Stephens, Shawn (Julie) and Brian E. (Traci) Walter and Edward J. Healey III; mother-in-law of the late Donald V. McNulty. Also survived by 13 great-grandchildren. Relatives and friends may call at Collins Funeral Home, 500 University Boulevard, West, Silver Spring, MD, (Valet Parking), Sunday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and at St. John the Evangelist Church, 10103 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD, 20902 on Monday, May 20, from 10:30 to 11 a.m., where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Interment Gate of Heaven Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association , Memorial & Tribute Processing Center, P.O. Box 5216, Glen Allen, VA 23058-5216.

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Thursday, May 16th, 2013

SMITH, Aida Joseph

 

AIDA JOSEPH SMITH  
01/09/1926 ~ 05/10/2013  
Born in the West Indies, raised in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Moved to Washington, DC in late 1950s where she met and married husband, Garland Smith, who predeceased her in 1996. She worked for the American Cancer Society in the 1970s followed by Arrow General, a federal contractor in the 1980s. She is survived by son Nelson Sanders (Cecelia), daughters Maria Victoria (Ramon), Margaret West (Geoffrey) and niece (raised as daughter) Josefina Joseph; brother James Joseph; and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, close friends, and extended family. Predeceased by brothers Robert Josephson and Carlos Joseph. Viewing and services to be held at Collins Funeral Home, Silver Spring, Maryland, Thursday, May 16 commencing at 10 a.m.

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Thursday, May 16th, 2013

DONALS, Robert L.M.

ROBERT L.M. DONALS 

On Monday, May 13, 2013, of Beltsville, MD. Beloved husband of Mary Pat Donals; father of Chris Donals. Also survived by his parents, one sister and four brothers. Relatives and friends may call at Collins Funeral Home, 500 University Boulevard, West, Silver Spring, MD, on Friday, May 17, from 10 to 11 a.m., where the funeral service will follow at 11 a.m. Interment private.

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

Phone: 301.593.9500