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Monday, May 31st, 2010

CARNAHAN, Col. Robert G.

COL. ROBERT GOSKIRK CARNAHAN, USAF (Ret.)

On Monday, May 31, 2010, of Silver Spring, MD. Beloved husband of Carol Knapstein Carnahan and the late Rita Gallagher Carnahan; devoted father of Judith (James) Connor, Robert (Carolyn Chase) Carnahan, Jr. and Joan (the late Joseph) Hosmer; loving grandfather of James and Michael Connor, Caren Smith, Kristin, Katie and Brian Hosmer; step-father of Carol Ann Cairns, John Knapstein, Nancy (James Hoehn) Goldberg, Mary (Robert) Murphy, Thomas Knapstein, Peter (Ruth) Knapstein; brother of William Carnahan and the late Jean West. Also survived by six great-grandchildren. Relatives and friends may call at Collins Funeral Home, 500 University Boulevard, West, Silver Spring, MD, (Valet Parking), Friday, June 4, 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial at Our Lady of Grace Church, 15661 Norbeck Blvd., Silver Spring, MD on Saturday, June 5, at 11 a.m. Interment Arlington National Cemetery on Monday, August 30 at 9 a.m. (please assemble at Administration Building by 8:30 a.m.). In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Red Cross, 2020 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910.

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Monday, May 31st, 2010

PETES, Helen Barbara

HELEN BARBARA PETES

Helen Barbara Petes died Monday, May 31, 2010 after a brief illness. She was born on September 14, 1921 in New York City, to the late Susan and John Szalanczy and graduated from Queens College in New York. She was married on May 20, 1944 to her beloved husband, the late Joseph Petes. In 1946, she moved to Washington, DC and in 1956 moved to suburban Maryland where she lived for the rest of her life. After her last child left home, she worked for many years at the Naval Federal Credit Union in White Oak. She was devoted to her family and friends and will be remembered by everyone who knew her for her warmth, generosity, and sense of humor. She is survived by her three children (Tom and his wife Rosann, Ginger and her husband Ed, and Linda and Lefty), and four grandchildren (Melissa, Laura, Diana and Kristin). Her life will be celebrated at Collins Funeral Home, 500 University Boulevard West, Silver Spring, MD (Valet Parking) on Saturday, June 5 from 3 to 5 p.m. Her ashes will be buried with her husband at Arlington National Cemetery on Friday, June 25 at 2 p.m. (Please assemble at the Administration Building by 1:30 p.m.) Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice.

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Monday, May 31st, 2010

DENNIS, Theresa Hattie

THERESA HATTIE DENNIS (Age 80)

On Monday, May 31, 2010 of Washington, DC. Beloved wife of the late Mercer Dennis; mother of Pamela Dennis-Thomas, Sheila Dennis- Hayes, Jennie Dennis, Hugh M. Dennis, Jr. and Regina Dennis; mother-in-law of Willard Hayes; grandmother of Stephanie, Rochelle, Mercer and Alanna; sister of James, Harry and Earl F. Simpson; very dear friend of Virgil Thompson. Also survived by a host of loving relatives. Relatives and friends may call at Collins Funeral Home, 500 University Boulevard, West, Silver Spring, MD, (Valet Parking) on Tuesday, June 8 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and on Wednesday, June 9 from 12 to 1 p.m. at Shiloh Baptist Church, 15 Red Oak Mountain Rd., Woodville, VA 22749, where a Funeral Service will be held at 1 p.m. Interment Shiloh Baptist Church Cemetery.

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Sunday, May 30th, 2010

PRATT, Sally Hobbs

SALLY HOBBS PRATT

On Sunday, May 30, 2010, of Silver Spring, MD. Beloved wife of the late Reeve Whitfield Pratt; mother of Roger (Margaret) and Wayne (Sherine) Pratt; grandmother of Mary Beth Adcock, and Christine, Stephanie, and Sharon Pratt; great-grandmother of Lily and Amelia Adcock; sister of Katherine Gambrill, Elizabeth Beall, Margaret Reeley, Wilson Hobbs and the late Mary Phillips. Also predeceased by her twin sister, Frances Estes. Relatives and friends may call at Collins Funeral Home, 500 University Boulevard, West, Silver Spring, MD, (Valet Parking), Tuesday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., where memorial service will be held on Wednesday, June 2 at 11 a.m. Interment Grace Episcopal Church Cemetery.

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Sunday, May 30th, 2010

DOBYNS, James B.

JAMES BROUGHTON DOBYNS

On Sunday, May 30, 2010, of Bethesda, MD. Beloved husband of the late Elsie Dobyns; brother of Elizabeth “Betty” Dobyns; uncle of Tom and Robert Dobyns; step-father of Jo Elizabeth Rush. Also survived by seven great-nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends may call at Collins Funeral Home, 500 University Boulevard, West, Silver Spring, MD, Friday, June 4, from 12 to 1 p.m. where Funeral Service will be held at 1 p.m. Interment Gate of Heaven Cemetery.

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Sunday, May 30th, 2010

PENINGER, Luther M.

LUTHER MILLER PENINGER

“Luke” (Age 84)

On Sunday, May 30, 2010, of Fulton, MD. Beloved husband of 66 years to Anna Mancini Peninger ; devoted father of JoAnne Horan and husband Leonard, Sr.; brother of the late Carl Lee Peninger, Jr. and Ruth Bledsoe; adoring grandfather of Bridgette Tobiassen, Leonard J. Horan, Jr., and Heather Garrett; loving great grandfather of L.J., III, Caleb, Wyatt, Greysen Horan, and Brett Tobiassen, Jr. Also survived by brothers-in-law, Curley Bikowski, Toni Mancini, and James Goodger; sisters-in-law, Mary Goodger, and Ina Mancini and many nieces, nephews and numerous friends. Relatives and friends may call at Collins Funeral Home, 500 University Boulevard, West, Silver Spring, MD, (Valet Parking), Wednesday, June 2, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at St. Francis of Assisi Church-Fulton, 8300 Old Columbia Road, Fulton, MD, on Thursday, June 3, 2010 at 11 a.m. Interment Gate of Heaven Cemetery.

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Saturday, May 29th, 2010

SIMMONS, Robert H.

ROBERT H. SIMMONS (Age 60)

Suddenly on Saturday, May 29, 2010, of Rockville, MD. Beloved husband of Alice Bullie-Simmons; dedicated father of Martin and Mark; loving grandfather of Denar and Ian Bullie; dear brother of O’Lillie S. (James Jr.) Russell, Earnest (Clarice) Simmons and Patricia Simmons-Daniels. Also survived by his step-son Derrick (Alievia) Bullie, longtime friend Melvin Oliver, and many loving nieces, nephews, family members and friends. Relatives and friends may call at Collins Funeral Home, 500 University Boulevard, West, Silver Spring, MD, on Saturday, June 5, from 12 to 1 p.m. where service will be held at 1 p.m. Private interment will take place at a later date.

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Saturday, May 29th, 2010

ALUISE, Dolores R.

DOLORES ROBERTA ALUISE

On Saturday, May 29, 2010, of Silver Spring, MD. Beloved daughter of the late Robert R. and Catherine E. Aluise; loving sister of Jacqueline C. Gordon, Joseph R. Aluise, Sr., and the late Robert R. Aluise, Jr. Also survived by her six nieces, Darlene, Allison, Robin, Meredith, Tracy and Catherine; and her nephew, Joseph. Relatives and friends may call at Collins Funeral Home, 500 University Boulevard, West, Silver Spring, MD, (Valet Parking), Thursday, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. John the Evangelist Historic Church, 9700 Rosensteel Avenue, Silver Spring, MD, on Friday, June 4, 2010 at 11 a.m. Interment Gate of Heaven Cemetery.

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Saturday, May 29th, 2010

HARPER, Mildred Julia

MILDRED JULIA HARPER

On May 29, 2010, of Silver Spring, MD.  Beloved wife of the late William Le”Roy” Harper; mother of Sr. Joan Marie Harper, CDP, John George (Sandra) Harper, William L. (Patricia) Harper, David E. (Vivien) Harper, Rita Ann (Patrick) Corbett, Mary Catherine (Howard) Doak and Julia Elizabeth (Steve) Crabill; sister of Mary Catherine Lawson. Also survived by 18 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends may call at Collins Funeral Home, 500 University Boulevard, West, Silver Spring, MD (Valet Parking) on Wednesday, June 2, 2010 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. John the Evangelist Historic Church, 9700 Rosensteel Avenue, Silver Spring, MD, on Thursday, June 3 at 11 a.m. Interment private. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice.

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Friday, May 28th, 2010

HAVENS, Loria “Ed”

LORIA EDMUND ”Ed” HAVENS

On Friday, May 28, 2010 of Rockville, MD died unexpectedly, in Cuenca, Spain. Proud father, devoted husband, intrepid traveler, avid reader, movie buff, puzzle addict, veteran Marine, retired civil servant, arts patron, and Past Master. Predeceased by his beloved wife of nearly 42 years, Setsuko, in 2006. Survived by daughters, Lisa Kei of Bellevue, WA and Sandra Jun of Tokyo, Japan; as well as many friends and family members. Relatives and friends may call at Collins Funeral Home, 500 University Boulevard, West, Silver Spring, MD, (Valet Parking), Tuesday, July 20, 7 to 9 p.m. Memorial service to be held at Francis Asbury United Methodist Church, 2181 Baltimore Rd., Rockville, MD on Wednesday, July 21 at 11 a.m. Interment Arlington National Cemetery Columbarium on Thursday, July 22 at 10 a.m. (Please assemble at the Administration Building at 9:30 a.m.). In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Masonic Charities of Maryland, c/o Grand Lodge of MD, 301 International Circle, Cockeysville, MD 21030. “O mio babbino caro”.

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Thursday, May 27th, 2010

WINDSOR, Michael B.

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MICHAEL B. WINDSOR (age 64)

On Thursday, May 27, 2010 Michael B. Windsor of Easton, MD. Beloved husband of Susette Mabry Windsor; devoted father of Michele Windsor Costa, Ashley Windsor Mathis and John Michael Windsor; grandfather of John Michael Costa and Mae Mathis; son of Ruth and the late Walter Windsor; brother of Jeanette Schuder and Stephen Windsor; father-in-law of Jorge Costa and Whit Mathis. A Memorial Service will be held at St. Francis Episcopal Church, 10033 River Road, Potomac, MD 20854 on Tuesday, June 1 at 2pm. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure, 1717 Rhode Island Avenue, N.W. Suite 700, Washington, DC 20036 or http://abc2.org/donate.

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Thursday, May 27th, 2010

DeSIMONE, Rose Mary

ROSE MARY DeSIMONE

On Thursday, May 27, 2010 of Silver Spring, MD. Beloved sister of Anthony J. DeSimone and Albert C. DeSimone. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Graveside service and interment at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Washington, DC on Wednesday, June 2 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Fisher House Foundation, Inc., 111 Rockville Pike, Suite 420, Rockville, MD 20850-5168.

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Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

DeFILIPPO, Louis Joseph

LOUIS JOSEPH DeFILIPPO (Age 86)

On Wednesday, May 26, 2010, of Hyattsville, MD. Beloved husband of Mary C. DeFilippo; father of Linda Marie DeFilippo and John Louis DeFilippo and his wife, Catherine; grandfather of Catherine, Christopher and Daniel DeFilippo; brother-in-law of Francis and Melba Turcotte; uncle of Ellen Sodano and Arthur Turcotte and his wife, Grace. Also survived by other family members and friends. Relatives and friends may call at Collins Funeral Home, 500 University Boulevard, West, Silver Spring, MD, (Valet Parking), Wednesday, June 2, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mark the Evangelist Church, 7501 Adelphi Road, Hyattsville, MD, on Thursday, June 3, at 1 p.m. Entombment Fort Lincoln Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to American Diabetes Association , P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312 or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

MANG, Michael B.

MICHAEL BERNHARDT MANG (Age 41)

On Wednesday, May 26, 2010 of Greenbelt, MD. Beloved son of Lynda L. Sheppard and the late Frank B. Mang; brother of Blanche M. Mang and Heather T.C. Smith; father of Katherine and Samantha; uncle of Timothy, Michael, Emilee, Dom, and Roy. Also survived by great-nieces, Nicole and Jordan; other family and friends. 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., where service will be held on Monday, June 7 at 11 a.m. Entombment Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Contributions in his memory may be made to the St. Jude Children”s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

WILSON, Enid S.

ENID S. WILSON

On Tuesday, May 25, 2010, of Chevy Chase, MD. Beloved wife of the late Harold G. Wilson; mother of the late Nicole S. Gonsalves; sister of Sophia G. Prado. A private Graveside Service was held at Gate of Heaven Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society , 11331 Amherst Ave., Silver Spring, MD 20902.

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

Phone: 301.593.9500