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Wednesday, April 13th, 2011

TOPOLSKI, Marjorie May

MARJORIE MAY TOPOLSKI

On Wednesday, April 13, 2011, of Wheaton, MD. Beloved wife of the late Edmond A. Topolski; mother of Susan, Barbara and Richard Topolski; sister of Lucille Hillis, Pat Andahl and Richard Cassidy; sister-in-law of Delores Cassidy and Pat Topolski; aunt of Tom Andahl and Mary Jane Fedora. 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), Sunday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Catherine Laboure, Veirs Mill and Claridge Roads, Wheaton, MD, on Monday, April 18 at 10 a.m. Interment Gate of Heaven Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association , Memorial and Tribute Processing Center, PO Box 5216, Glen Allen, VA 23058-5216.

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Monday, April 11th, 2011

CHIRICHELLA, Barbara Mae

BARBARA MAE CHIRICHELLA

On Monday, April 11, 2011, of Burtonsville, MD. Beloved wife of the late Vincent J. Chirichella; mother of Vincent R. (Janie) Chirichella, Yvonne M. (Daniel) Voss, Anna M. (Charles) Scarlata, Debra (Charlie) Plunkett, Jerry (Sharon) Chirichella, Christina Chirichella and John P. Chirichella. Also survived by 20 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren. 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. The funeral service will be held at Collins Funeral Home, on Friday, April 15, at 11 a.m. Interment Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Operation Smile, 6435 Tidewater Drive, Norfolk, VA 23509.

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Monday, April 11th, 2011

DIXON, Olga M.

OLGA M. DIXON (Age 90)

On Monday, April 11, 2011, of Silver Spring, MD. Beloved wife of the late Ralph P. Dixon and the late Norman Watson; mother of Donna D. Neradka and husband, Vince; sister of Doris Rowzee and husband, Charles, and the late Edward Chicca and late wife, Mary; grandmother of Jeffrey Neradka (Marybeth) and Lisa Daly (Frank). Also survived by a great-granddaughter, Abigail Daly; six nephews; three nieces and other loving family and friends. Relatives and friends may call at Collins Funeral Home, 500 University Boulevard, West, Silver Spring, MD, (Valet Parking), Wednesday, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial at Our Lady of Grace Church, 15661 Norbeck Blvd., Silver Spring, MD on Thursday, April 14, 2011 at 11 a.m., with family receiving friends at 10:30 a.m. Interment Gate of Heaven Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Montgomery Hospice Society, 1355 Piccard Drive, Suite 100, Rockville, MD 20850 or to the American Cancer Society , 801 Roeder Road, Suite 810, Silver Spring, MD 20910.

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Monday, April 11th, 2011

SARTWELL, Dennis M.

DENIS MICHAEL SARTWELL

On Monday, April 11, 2011 of Silver Spring, MD. Beloved father of Heather, Denis, Jr. and Richard Sartwell; brother of Patrick and Gerry Sartwell, Judi Fitzwater and Janine Paulsen; grandfather of Ryan Patrick. Relatives and friends may call at Collins Funeral Home, 500 University Boulevard, West, Silver Spring, MD (Valet Parking), Wednesday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial at Shrine of St. Jude, 12701 Veirs Mill Road, Rockville, MD on Thursday, April 14 at 10 a.m. Interment Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Kensington Volunteer Fire Department, PO Box 222, Kensington, MD 20895.

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Monday, April 11th, 2011

GRIESBAUER, George “Chip”

GEORGE L. GRIESBAUER, JR.

“Chip” (Age 66)

On Monday, April 11, 2011, of Silver Spring, MD. Beloved husband of Susan Griesbauer; father of John-Michael (Carmela), David (Dede) and Jeffrey (Kara) Griesbauer; grandfather of Sam, Maci, Julianna, Alexandra and Sara. Relatives and friends may call at Collins Funeral Home, 500 University Boulevard, West, Silver Spring, MD, (Valet Parking), Thursday, April 14, 2011, 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Memorial Mass at St. John the Baptist Church, 12319 New Hampshire Avenue, Silver Spring, MD, on Friday, April 15, 2011 at 11 a.m. Interment Private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Dana Farber Cancer Institute, www.pmc.org/profile/jg0312.

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Monday, April 11th, 2011

CHIRICHELLA, Barbara Mae

BARBARA MAE CHIRICHELLA

On Monday, April 11, 2011, of Burtonsville, MD. Beloved wife of the late Vincent J. Chirichella; mother of Vincent R. (Janie) Chirichella, Yvonne M. (Daniel) Voss, Anna M. (Charles) Scarlata, Debra (Charlie) Plunkett, Jerry (Sharon) Chirichella, Christina Chirichella and John P. Chirichella. Also survived by 20 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren. 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. The funeral service will be held at Collins Funeral Home, on Friday, April 15, at 11 a.m. Interment Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Operation Smile, 6435 Tidewater Drive, Norfolk, VA 23509.

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Friday, April 8th, 2011

SIERRA, Fr. John Anthony, S.F.

Fr. JOHN ANTHONY SIERRA, S.F.

On Friday, April 8, 2011 at Holy Family Seminary, Silver Spring, MD. Brother of Rev. Frank Sierra; uncle of Sr. Margaret M. Sierra, MM and Arthur Sierra. Also survived by many great-nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends may call at Holy Family Seminary, 401 Randolph Road, Silver Spring, MD 20904, Monday, 6 to 9 p.m., where Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, April 12, 2011 at 10 a.m. Interment Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Student Scholarship Fund in his name c/o Holy Family Seminary.

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Friday, April 8th, 2011

KONING, Steven M.

STEVEN MICHAEL KONING (Age 60)

On Friday, April 8, 2011, of Falls Church, VA, formerly of Grand Rapids, MI. Beloved husband of Demetra V. Collia; father of Alexander C. Koning (fiancée, Sarah M. Boggs) and Timothy C. Koning; son of Albert Koning and the late Erma M. Koning. Also survived by other loving family and friends. Relatives and friends may call at Washington D.C. Christian Reformed Church, 5911 New Hampshire Avenue, NE, Washington, DC, on Thursday, April 14, 2011 from 2:30 p.m. until time of service at 3:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research at www.michaeljfox.org.

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Thursday, April 7th, 2011

QUIROGA, J. Alberto

J. ALBERTO QUIROGA

On Thursday, April 7, 2011, of Rockville, MD.  Beloved husband of Maria Luisa Quiroga; father of Emmaisabel and Sebastian; son of Alberto and Carmen Quiroga;  Brother of Daniel Quiroga, Carmen Rutiaga, Javier Quiroga, Alvaro Quiroga and Alonso Quiroga .  Relatives and friends may call St. Patrick’s Church Norbeck and Muncaster Mill Roads on Tuesday, April 12 from10:30 AM – 11:00 AM with Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 AM.  Interment Gate of Heaven Cemetery.


Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

JACK, Ray M.

RAY M. JACK

On Tuesday, April 5, 2011, of Silver Spring, MD. Beloved husband of 60 years to Mary Jean Jack; father of Michael (Connie) Jack and Laura (Chip) Solloway. Also survived by 6 grandchildren. He was an accountant for the Federal Government. Relatives and friends may call at Collins Funeral Home, 500 University Blvd. West, Silver Spring, MD, (Valet Parking), Sunday, April 10, from 2 to 4 p.m. At his request, no funeral service will be held. Interment private. Memorial contributions may be made to St. John the Baptist Community Fund, 12319 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring, MD 20904.

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Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

IRONS, Francis Joseph

FRANCIS JOSEPH IRONS

On Tuesday, April 5, 2011, of Rockville, MD. Beloved husband of the late Joyce H. Irons; father of Joseph F. Irons and wife Candace, Catherine I. Hochberg and husband Jory, Gordon T. Irons and wife Tara, Carol I. Murray and husband Michael and Nancy J. Irons; brother of Robert L. Irons and Mary Clare Irons. Also survived by 13 grandchildren. Relatives and friends may call at Collins Funeral Home, 500 University Boulevard, West, Silver Spring, MD, (Valet Parking), Sunday, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Patrick’s Church, 4101 Norbeck Road, Rockville, MD 20853 on Monday, April 11 at 10:30 a.m. Interment Gate of Heaven Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Patrick’s Church, Parish Center Building Fund.

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Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

KNOPF, Patricia Ann

Patricia Ann Knopf (age 84)

On Tuesday, April 5, 2011, of Gaithersburg, MD. Beloved wife of the late Robert J. Knopf, Sr.; mother of Susan Murray (Andrew), Robert J. Knopf, Jr. (Virginia), Michael Knopf (Suzanne), Kathleen Zmuda (Robert), Jamieson Knopf, Jacquelyn Harding (John), Pamela Cottingham (Kevin), John Knopf (Kelly), David Knopf (Beth), Randall Knopf (Wendy), and Kenneth Knopf (Kim); sister of Robert Kane, Barbara Daly, Kathleen Phillips, and Jackie Phillips. Also survived by 37 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren and other loving family in Buffalo, NY. Memorial Mass at Holy Redeemer Church, Summit Ave & Cable Drive, Kensington, MD, on Friday, April 8, 2011 at 11 AM. Inurnment Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Assoc., Nat’l Capital Area Chapter, 3701 Pender Drive, Suite 400, Fairfax, VA 22030.

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Monday, April 4th, 2011

GREENE, George N., Jr.

GEORGE NICHOLAS GREENE, JR.

On Monday, April 4, 2011, of Silver Spring, MD. Beloved husband of Patricia Beattie and the late Ruth Metz Greene; father of Peter, Alison and Laura Greene; step-father of Frank and Kathryn Klassen; grandfather of Nicholas, Ryan and Luke Greene and Emily Greene Spencer; step-grandfather of Justin and Logan Smith, Helena and Michelle Klassen; great-grandfather of Ellie Greene Dickey; brother of Joyce Wilson and Carolyn Christie. Memorial Service at Chapel at Riderwood Village, 3110 Gracefield Road, Silver Spring, MD on Friday, April 8, 2011 at 1 p.m. Interment private. Memorial contributions may be made to Send a Kid to Camp, Camperships for Moss Hollow, P.O. Box 96237, Washington, DC 20090-6237.

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Monday, April 4th, 2011

LIM, Kwong Kay

KWONG KAY LIM (Age 99)

On Monday, April 4, 2011, of Silver Spring, MD. Beloved father of Lana Sokol and Raymond (Judy) Lim-Sharpe; grandfather of David Sokol II, Douglas Sokol, and Jeff Lim-Sharpe; great-grandfather of Caroline, Emily, Lucy, Peyton and Tyler. Relatives and friends may call at Collins Funeral Home, 500 University Boulevard, West, Silver Spring, MD, on Friday, April 8, from 10 to 11 a.m., where the funeral service will follow at 11 a.m. Interment Washington National Cemetery.

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Sunday, April 3rd, 2011

SHARP, Albert D. III

ALBERT DOUGLAS SHARP III (Age 57)

On Sunday, April 3, 2011, of Olney, MD. Beloved son of the late Albert Douglas Sharp Jr. and Doris Joan Sharp; brother of Susan M. Ruth; nephew of Ella James. Also survived by cousins, nieces, nephews and a multitude of friends. Relatives and friends may call at Collins Funeral Home, 500 University Boulevard, West, Silver Spring, MD, (Valet Parking), Wednesday, April 6, 2011, 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. where Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, April 7 at 1 p.m. Interment Parklawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society , Montgomery County Unit, 801 Roeder Road, Suite 800, Silver Spring, MD 20910 or Montgomery Hospice Society, 1355 Piccard Dr., Suite 100, Rockville, MD 20850.

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

Phone: 301.593.9500