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Friday, December 24th, 2010

JOHNSON, Charles Minor

CHARLES MINOR JOHNSON

On Friday, December 24, 2010, of Silver Spring, MD. Beloved husband of Anne Johnson; father of Jane Clarke and stepfather of Steve Aubrey. A visitation will be held at the Town Center Celebration Room in Riderwood Villiage, 3140 Gracefield Road, Silver Spring, MD on Thursday, December 30, from 12:30 p.m. to 1p.m with the  funeral service to follow at 1 p.m. Interment private. Memorial contributions may be made to American Diabetes Association, www.diabetes.org, Charles Johnson Tribute page.

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Friday, December 24th, 2010

SERENSITS, Joseph S. Sr.

JOSEPH STEPHEN SERENSITS, SR.

On Friday, December 24, 2010 of Silver Spring, MD. Beloved husband of Lois G. Serensits; father of Constance Lally (Paul), and Joseph S. “Jody” Serensits, Jr. (Marti); grandfather of Sarah, Gabriel, and Jessica; great grandfather of Calliope, Sappho, Fenric, Liam, and Daschel. Also survived by several brothers and sisters. Mass of Christian Burial at Resurrection at Riderwood Chapel, 3160 Gracefield Road, Silver Spring, MD, on Thursday, December 30, at 1 p.m., with receiving of friends at 12:30 p.m. Interment Gate of Heaven Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Montgomery Hospice Society, 1355 Piccard Dr., Suite 100, Rockville, MD 20850.

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Friday, December 24th, 2010

GULLI, Phyllis Dowling

PHYLLIS DOWLING GULLI

On Friday, December 24, 2010 of Walkersville, MD. Beloved wife of the late Francesco Gulli; mother of Angela (Brian) Bovill and Gaetano (Kendra) Gulli; grandmother of Sean, Nicholas, Garret, Mick, Sophia and Eliza. Also survived by many loving family members. 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. Mass of Christian Burial at St. John the Evangelist Historic Church, 9700 Rosensteel Avenue, Silver Spring, MD on Wednesday, December 29 at 11 a.m. Interment Gate of Heaven Cemetery.

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Thursday, December 23rd, 2010

RICCIARDELLA, Rose A.

ROSE ANTOINETTE RICCIARDELLA

On Thursday, December 23, 2010 of Wheaton, MD. Beloved wife of Joseph Ricciardella; mother of Michael, Daniel (Idalina), Joseph (Geralyn), Vincent (Shane) and Christopher Ricciardella; grandmother of Justin, Jeremy, Nicholas, Michael, Joseph, Nicolette and Daniel. Also survived by her two sisters. Relatives and friends may call at Collins Funeral Home, 500 University Boulevard, West, Silver Spring, MD, (Valet Parking), Tuesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Catherine Laboure, 11801 Claridge Road, Wheaton, MD on Wednesday, December 29 at 11 a.m. Interment Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Catherine Laboure Church.

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Thursday, December 23rd, 2010

GORE, Evelyn

EVELYN K. GORE (Age 85)

Of Silver Spring, MD passed away on Thursday December 23, 2010. Beloved wife of the late Hubert L. Gore Jr.; mother of Richard L. Gore (Trina) and Carla F. Bangs (John); sister of Lucy M. Brewer; grandmother of Kevin R. Green, Stephanie L. Hunsaker, Kenneth C. Green and Kristen E. Green. Also survived by three great-grandchildren Tyler, Jacob and Kira. Relatives and friends may call at Collins Funeral Home, 500 University Boulevard, West, Silver Spring, MD Thursday, December 30, 2010, 10 to 11 a.m. where a memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Interment Private. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice.

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Thursday, December 23rd, 2010

TOWERS, Jack H.

JACK H. TOWERS (Age 96)

On Thursday, December 23, 2010, of Ashton, MD. Beloved husband of Rhoda Towers; father of Martha Caudill, Jeanie Kemp and the late Richard Towers; grandfather of Ann Marie McIntyre. Relatives and friends may call at Collins Funeral Home, 500 University Boulevard, West, Silver Spring, MD, on Wednesday, December 29, 10 to 11 a.m., where Funeral Service will follow at 11 a.m. Interment Norbeck Memorial Park.

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Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010

BIRMINGHAM, Thomas H.

THOMAS H. BIRMINGHAM

On Wednesday, December 22, 2010 of Washington, DC. Beloved husband of Mary C. Birmingham; father of Lucile Birmingham, Angelo Birmingham, Joseph Birmingham, Kathleen Kelly and Bridget Birmingham; brother of William Birmingham. Also survived by nine grandchildren. He retired from the U.S. Park Service, was Chief Engineer of Charles County and was a published author. A memorial service will be announced at a later date. Interment private.

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Tuesday, December 21st, 2010

RYAN, Gertrude M.

GERTRUDE MARIE RYAN

On Tuesday, December 21, 2010, of Kensington, MD. Beloved wife of Thomas E. Ryan; mother of Tom (Cindy), Mike (Susan), Rick (Pam), Patrick (Norma) and Kevin (Susan) Ryan; grandmother of Kristen (Joe), Mary Beth (Buff), Donna Jean, Sarah, Ted, Evan, Beth, Emily, Lauren, Hannah, Camie, Kreg, Celina, Drew (Alyssa), Ben, Heather, Matt, Michael, Eric, Dan, Mark and Ashley; great-grandmother of Jaden; sister of Richard (Lyn) Morley, Peggy Sandin, Noreen Gallo and Fr. Jack Morley. 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 Holy Redeemer Church, Summit Ave & Cable Drive, Kensington, MD, on Friday, December 24, 2010 at 9 a.m. Interment Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to FIRES Family Ministry, 1425 Otis Street, NE, Washington, DC 20017.

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Tuesday, December 21st, 2010

DOVE, Berniece M.

BERNIECE M. DOVE

On December 21, 2010, of Silver Spring, MD. Beloved wife of Chester L. Dove; mother of James M. Hedrick, Anita K. Preston, Keith E. Hedrick, Steven D. Hedrick, Jeanette L. Willette, Jeff D. Hedrick and the late Clark K. Hedrick and Ruth Ann Calderon; step-mother of Regina K. Thomas, Chester Dove, Jr., Thomas Dove, Carol Ann Norton and Sherry Lynn Holleger. Also survived by 24 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Relatives and friends may call at Collins Funeral Home, 500 University Boulevard, West, Silver Spring, MD, (Valet Parking), on Sunday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., where Funeral Service will be held on Monday, December 27 at 11 a.m. Interment Parklawn Memorial Park.

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Tuesday, December 21st, 2010

QUICK, Anna Buonviri

ANNA BUONVIRI QUICK (Age 95)

On Tuesday, December 21, 2010, of Silver Spring, MD. Long time employee of Hecht Company in Washington, DC. Beloved wife of the late Martin “Pat” Quick; loving sister of Edith Depew, who was Anna’s long time care provider, and the late Frances Collova, Rose Vammino, Mary Osborne, Lena Parker, Dominic Buonviri and Frank Buonviri. Also survived by many devoted nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends may call at Resurrection at Riderwood Chapel, 3160 Gracefield Road, Silver Spring, MD, Monday, December 27 from 10 to 11 a.m., where Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Interment private. Memorial contributions may be made to Little Sisters of the Poor, 4200 Harewood Road, NE, Washington, DC 20017.

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Sunday, December 19th, 2010

SKINNER, George B.

GEORGE BERNARD SKINNER

On Sunday, December 19, 2010, of Takoma Park, MD. Beloved husband of the late Mildred M. Skinner and Betty A. Skinner; step-father of Doris L. Hopp and Linda D. Shimulunas. Also survived by many loving family members and friends. Relatives and friends may call at Takoma Park Presbyterian Church, 310 Tulip Avenue, Takoma Park, MD, on Thursday, December 23 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. where Funeral Service will be celebrated at 1 p.m. Private interment at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Montgomery County Humane Society, 14645 Rothgeb Dr., Rockville, MD 20850.

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Sunday, December 19th, 2010

JONES, Charles F.

CHARLES F. JONES

On Sunday, December 19, 2010, of Chevy Chase, MD. Beloved husband of Lois Jones; father of Barbara Jones, Carol Glynn and Charles H. Jones; grandfather of Marisa, Maria, Charles, Josephine and Sally; father-in-law of Steven Rinehart, Daniel Glynn and Kimberly Hassenfeld. Interment Pelham, MA on Thursday, December 23, 2010. Memorial Service at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 7730 Bradley Boulevard, Bethesda, MD on Saturday, January 8, 2011 at 2 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Friends Club (program for men with Alzheimer’s disease), c/o Bradley Hills Presbyterian Church, 6601 Bradley Blvd., Bethesda, MD 20817.

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Sunday, December 19th, 2010

HAMERSKI, Cleo B.

CLEO B. HAMERSKI

On Sunday, December 19, 2010 of Silver Spring, MD. Beloved wife of the late Hubert R. Hamerski; mother of John W. Hamerski, James E. (Claudette) Hamerski, Thomas L. (Marianne) Hamerski and Mary E. Viands; grandmother of James A., Steven J., David J., Ryan T., Kellye M. and Kevin M. Hamerski, Jennifer A. Trogler, Libby M. Petronio, Andrea N. Norfolk, Kerri R. Sharabi and Lauren K. Cronise; sister of the late Magdalen Voelker, Dolores Simon, and Mildred Wieczorek. Also survived by 18 great-grandchildren. 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 Our Lady of Grace Church, 15661 Norbeck Boulevard, Silver Spring, MD on Tuesday, December 28 at 11 a.m. Interment Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association , Memorial and Tribute Processing Center, PO Box 5216, Glen Allen, VA 23058.

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Sunday, December 19th, 2010

McDOWELL, Lomas

LOMAS McDOWELL (Age 75)

On Sunday, December 19, 2010, of Forestville, MD. Beloved husband of Juanita V. McDowell; loving father of Ricardo McDowell; cherished grandfather of Ricardo B. McDowell; devoted employee of the Christian Brothers. Relatives and friends may call at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 11011 Montgomery Road, Beltsville, MD, on Tuesday, December 28, 2010 from 10 to 11 a.m., where a Funeral Service will be held at 11 a.m. Interment De La Salle Cemetery, Beltsville, MD.

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Saturday, December 18th, 2010

GARDINER, Bernard L.

BERNARD LEROY GARDINER

On Saturday, December 18, 2010, a native Washingtonian, of Mount Airy, MD. Beloved husband of Betty Gardiner; father of Douglas and William (Laura) Gardiner and Sharon (Steven) Crisafulli; grandfather of Colleen and Caitlin Crisafulli, Casey Knight and Francis Sullivan Gardiner; uncle of Barry Woods of Jacksonville, FL. 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. Michael’s Catholic Church, 1125 St. Michaels Road, Mount Airy, MD, on Tuesday, December 28 at 11 a.m. Interment St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, Barnesville, MD. Memorial donations may be made to Kiwanis Club of Wheaton, 3717 Decatur Ave. Suite #1, Kensington, MD 20895 or St. John’s College HS, 2607 Military Rd. NW, Washington, DC 20015.

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

Phone: 301.593.9500