|Dorothy M. Rabbitt
Dorothy M. Rabbitt, 86, of Silver Spring died Jan. 29  at Montgomery
General Hospital, Olney.
She was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence C. Rabbitt
Born Feb. 9, 1910, in Washington, D.C., a daughter of the late Thomas
H. and Annette Dwyer Martin.
She is survived by a brother, William T. Martin of Silver Spring.
Services were held Feb. 1 at the Barber Funeral Home, Laytonsville.
Interment followed at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Silver Spring.
Arrangements were provided by Barber Funeral Home.
Dorothy R. Romans
Dorothy R. Romans, 80, died Jan. 29  at the Carriage Hill Nursing
Center in Silver Spring.
She was a homemaker and active with the Montgomery County Fair.
She was born July 14, 1916, in Iowa. She attended Grace United Methodist
Church, Silver Spring.
She is survived by her husband, James Romans; three sons, James R.,
William R. and Larry D. Romans; one sister, Elvie Reetz; and nine grandchildren.
Services were held at Grace United Methodist Church. Interment followed
at Silent City Cemetery, Monroe, Iowa.
Arrangements were provided by Takoma Funeral Home, Washington, D.C.
Owen Wilberger, 83, a former Eye Bank President, civic leader, and
owner-operator of several area service stations, died Feb. 4  of
heart and kidney disease at the Genesis Layhill Center. He was a 40-year
resident of the Layhill area.
Mr. Wilberger was president and a long-time board member of District
22-C Lions Eye Bank and Research Foundation in Washington, president of
the Sandy Spring Lions Club and president of Allanwood-Gayfields-Wilson
Hill-Gaywoods Estates Civic Association.
He served for many years on the board of Ashton United Methodist Church
and sang in the church choir.
Mr. Wilberger successively owned and operated three service stations
in Montgomery County: Aspen Hill Citgo, Colesville Citgo and Fairland Citgo.
He retired in 1977 and took a sales position at Clark Manufacturing Company
in Silver Spring, where he worked until 1985.
He received numerous awards and citations for his volunteer work in
the community, and in 1990 was named Melvin Jones Fellow by the Lions International
Foundation for dedicated humanitarian services.
Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Margaret Berg of Layhill; a
daughter, Linda Wilberger Egan of Rose Valley, Pa.; a son, James Owen Wilberger
of Los Angeles; his stepmother, Emma Wilberger of Kensington; two brothers,
Preston Wilberger of Wheaton and Wallace Wilberger Jr. of Leggett, Calif.;
and three grandchildren.
Arrangements were provided by the Muriel H. Barber Funeral Home, Laytonsville.
Amelia C. Carter
Amelia C. Carter, executive director of Suburban Hospital in Bethesda
for 25 years before retiring in 1976, died March 7 .
She was the widow of Ferdinand Espey Carter of Bethesda, former president
of Parkway Motor Company in Georgetown. Mrs. Carter had a home in Bethesda
for 40 years and was living in the Classic Residence in Chevy Chase when
She was a fellow in the American College of Health Care Executives,
founded in 1922, which is a professional society representing the highest
level of achievement in the College. She was a former trustee of the Maryland-D.C.-Delaware
During Mrs. Carter's 25 years at Suburban Hospital, she directed the
planning and construction of three new wings.
Mrs. Carter was born in New York City. She attended Rutgers University
and Columbia Union College. She began her career at St. Peter's Medical
Center in New Brunswick, N.J., in 1932. From 1944 to 1950, she served as
assistant administrator of the former D octors Hospital in Washington.
Mrs. Carter was active in civic affairs as a past president and a trustee
of the Chevy Chase-Bethesda Chapter #460 of the American Associa-tion of
Retired Persons. She had been a member of the Woman's Club of Chevy Chase
since 1966 and held memberships in historical and genealogical societies.
She was a founding member of the Taxpayers League of Montgomery County
and a member of its Board of Directors. She was recognized at the dedication
of Suburban Hospital's new Gallery of Honor for contributing to the success
of the facility.
She is survived by one brother, Fred Schultheiss of South Plainfield,
N.J.; one niece, Mrs. Michael Sorrentino of Westlake Village, Calif.; and
two nephews, Lawrence DeMatteo of Milltown, N.J., and Kenneth DeMatteo
Memorial services were held March 10 at Pumphrey's Bethesda-Chevy Chase
Funeral Home in Bethesda. Interment was private.
Mary E. Evans
Mary Elizabeth Evans, 76, of Silver Spring died March 7  at Holy
Cross Hospital in Silver Spring.
She was a homemaker most of her life.
Survivors include two daughters, Joyce Young of West Virginia and Linda
Sue Patterson of Damascus; and several grandchildren.
The family received friends March 9 at the Haight Funeral Home in Sykesville,
where funeral services were held March 10. Burial was in Springfield Cemetery
Eulalie K. Hammond
Eulalie Keay Hammond, 77, died suddenly of leukemia March 7 
at Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring.
Born in Boston, she had been a Washington-area resident for more than
Mrs. Hammond had retired from the Central Intelligence Agency with
honors and distinction after more than three decades of service as an analyst.
At the time of her death, she was an active member of the CIA alumni organization,
the Sigma Society.
Her husband of 34 years, Harry C. Hammond Sr., died in 1984, and her
second husband, Leonard P. Payne, died in 1994.
Mrs. Hammond was a member of Manor Country Club and the Maryland Horse
She is survived by two children, Lynn Hammond Linck of Montgomery Village
and Harry Colton Hammond Jr. of Silver Spring; four grandchildren; and
Funeral services were held March 11 at St. John's Episcopal Church
in Olney. Burial was in Parklawn Memorial Park in Rockville. Joseph Gawler's
Sons funeral home in Washington handled the arrangements.
Memorial contributions can be made in her name to the Leukemia Society
of America, 2900 Eisenhower Ave., Suite 419, Alexandria, Va. 22314.
Marie I. Leishear
Marie I. Leishear, 92, of Damascus died March 6  at home.
She was the wife of the late T. Miller Leishear.
Born in Glenelg, she was the daughter of the late William Thomas and
Jessie Crist Iglehart. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Luke's Episcopal
Church in Brighton.
Survivors include two daughters, Jane L. Seibel of Damascus and Priscilla
L. Roth of Huntsville, Ala.; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren;
and two sisters, Elva Hill of Pennsylvania and Dorothy Phelps of Dayton,
The family received friends March 7 at the Barber Funeral Home in Laytonsville
where funeral services were held March 8. Burial was in Mount Carmel Cemetery
Memorial contributions in Mrs. Leishear's name may be made to St. Luke's
Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 131, Brookeville, Md. 20832, or to Montgomery
Government official and writer
Long-time Chevy Chase resident Albert Meisel, a former government official
and writer who last year helped create a best-selling children's publication
called "City Stickers: What I've Seen in Washington, D.C.,'' died at his
home March 6 .
Meisel, 68, died of congestive heart failure, said his wife of 42 years,
Jean Marshall Meisel.
Born in Berlin, Meisel moved to New York with his family when he was
10. He graduated from Yale University in 1949 and completed a master's
degree in Russian studies from the University of Michigan.
After working with Harvard University Press, Medical Economics and
the Council for Financial Aid to Education, Meisel came to the Washington
area in 1958.
He spent the next three years as an assistant to the director of the
Association of American Colleges. He worked as a senior training officer
with the Peace Corps, from 1961 to 1963, joining the agency on its first
He spent three years as director of the Council on Leaders and Specialists,
returning to government service in 1966 as director of several programs
at Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA).
From 1969 to 1973, Meisel was deputy director and then acting director
of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. In 1974, he joined
the National Archives as assistant archivist for educational programs.
He retired from government service in 1982.
Meisel was later executive director of the League for International
Food Education, retiring in 1986 to become a full-time writer.
He wrote plays, short stories and poetry, including a rhyming history
of the United States.
Last February, Meisel and the artist Francis Luzzatto launched a pet
project -- "City Stickers,'' a handy little eight-page booklet holding
36 colorful stickers that portray Washington's many sightseeing destinations.
They include the Smithsonian Museums, the Hirshhorn Museum and the Washington
Monument, as well as colorful neighborhoods like Georgetown and Adams-Morgan.
As children visit each sight, they take stickers from the middle of the
red booklet and paste them down into matching destinations liste d on the
A memorial service was held for Meisel on March 10 in the Renwick Chapel
at Oak Hill Cemetery in Georgetown.
In addition to his wife, Meisel is survived by three sons, James A.
of Chevy Chase, Benjamin A. of Washington and John S. of Annapolis; and
Robert Ellsworth Eby
Robert Ellsworth Eby, 61, of Silver Spring died March 31, 1996 at his
home. He had worked as an engineer for the Department of Defense with the
Born Nov. 21, 1935, in Miami, Fla., he was a son of the late Daniel
D. and Mae Bollingbaugh Eby.
He is survived by his wife, Priscilla C. Eby; sons, Pastor Robert J.
Eby of Damascus and David L. Eby of Lexington Park; a sister, Loretta Crandall
of Florida; brothers, Roy Eby, H. Clyde Eby and Howard Eby, all of Florida;
and three grandchildren.
Services will be held Thursday at the Spencerville Free Methodist Church,
Spencerville. Arrangements will be provided by Muriel H. Barber Funeral
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or
The New Life Community Church, P.O. Box 334, Olney, Md. 20830.
Grace Amonia Adams
Grace Amonia Adams, 85, of Silver Spring died March 27 at Manor Care
Nursing Home, Silver Spring, after a lengthy rehabilitation after two strokes.
She was known for her involvement with community organizations in the
Silver Spring and Burtonsville area. She had also run a photo studio, restaurant,
worked in sales and bookkeeping, owned and operated rooming houses, and
managed real estate.
Born May 12, 1912, in Somerset, Ky., she was the youngest of nine brothers
and sisters who all preceded her in death.
Mrs. Adams was a leader with the Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts of America,
where she earned their highest award, The Silver Beaver. She was active
with the Republican Party, parent-teacher associations, Homemaker Clubs
and Burtonsville Baptist Church. In addition, she was a long-time supporter
of the Burtonsville Volunteer Fire Department, where her daughter, Tamera
Grace Bulla, has actively served since 1981.
She is survived by her husband, Ralph, and children, Margaret Edwards
of Farmville, N.C., John Wilkinson of Gainesville, Fla., Josephine Tyler
of Caneadea, N.Y., Arthur Hill of Thorofare, N.J., John Adams of Santa
Clara, Calif., and Tamera Grace Bulla of Laurel; 11 grandchildren and five
A service was held Tuesday at Burtonsville Baptist Church.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Burtonsville
Baptist Church or the Burtonsville Volunteer Fire Department's Emergency
Peter A. Wellington
Peter A. Wellington, 53, of Dayton, died Monday, March 24 , at
Montgomery General Hospital, Olney. He was the husband of Jane B. Wellington.
Born Oct. 22, 1943, at Kansas City, Mo., he was a son of the late Joseph
D. and Gwendolyn Ferris Wellington. He was an analyst with the Department
of Defense, a member of the Carroll Carvers Association and a member of
the NSA Art Guild.
Surviving besides his wife are two sons, Matthew P. Wellington of Sykesville
and Timothy B. Wellington of Dayton; and a sister, Lyn P. Wellington of
Memorial services were held on March 27 at Gethsemane Baptist Church,
Glenwood. Burial was private. Arrangements were by the Molesworth Funeral
Memorial contributions in Mr. Wellington's name may be made to the
American Cancer Society.
Elizabeth R. Burroughs
Elizabeth Reese Burroughs, 86, of Winchester, Va., died Monday, March
24 , at Winchester Medical Center. She was the wife of the late Earl
Born Aug. 10, 1910, at Harrisonburg, Va., she was a daughter of the
late James and Addie Joseph Reese.
Mrs. Burroughs was a retired practical nurse with Chestnut Lodge Psychiatric
Institute. She was a member of Woodbine Assembly of God.
Survivors include three daughters, Jean Elizabeth Myers of Clarksburg,
and Ruth Elizabeth Griffin and Rose Elizabeth Cantler, both of Damascus;
a son, Earl Edward Burroughs Jr. of Winchester; 18 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren;
and a sister, Mollie Stover of Boyds.
Mrs. Burroughs was predeceased by two sisters, Bessie Mathias and Ollie
Reece; three brothers, Harry Reese, Marvin Reese and Pete Reese; and a
half sister, Hazel Runion.
The family received friends March 26 at the Omps Funeral Home, Winchester.
Funeral services were held March 27 at the Woodbine Assembly of God. Burial
was in Parklawn Memorial Park, Rockville.
Leonia F. Sexton
Leonia Frances Sexton, 75, of Woodbine, died Saturday, March 29 ,
at R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, Baltimore, from injuries received
in an automobile accident on March 28. She was the wife of the late George
Born Oct. 13, 1921, in Patrick County, Va., she was a daughter of the
late Samuel and Della Cochran McAlexander. She was a homemaker.
Survivors include seven children, Annie Lyles of Germantown, Nancy
Day of Gaithersburg, Charles Sexton, James Sexton and Leonard Sexton, all
of Woodbine, Iva Musser of Ijamsville, and Franki Sexton of Columbia; 17
grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Nannie Hollis, of
Mrs. Sexton was predeceased by a son, Richard Sexton, and a brother,
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. today at the Molesworth Funeral
Home, 26401 Ridge Road, Damascus, with the Rev. Irvin Stapf officiating.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the services. Burial
will be in Resthaven Memorial Gardens, Frederick.
Memorial contributions in Mrs. Sexton's name may be made to the family
c/o Nancy Day, 18433 Lost Knife Circle, Apt. 104, Gaithersburg, Md. 20879.
Minnie I. Malone
Minnie Irene Malone, 94, of Glen Echo Heights, died Saturday, March
29 , at Potomac Valley Nursing Home, Rockville. She was the wife
of the late William James Malone.
Born March 3. 1903, in Maryland, she was a daughter of the late Benjamin
and Emma Walker. She was a retired seamstress with the U.S. Post Office.
Survivors include three daughters, Dorothy Money of Poolesville, Louise
Bissell of Gaithersburg and Rose Mary Jordan of Damascus; a sister, Mary
Ney of Cabin John; nine grandchildren; and many great and great-great-grandchildren.
The family received friends April 1 at the Molesworth Funeral Home,
26401 Ridge Road Damascus, where funeral services are being held at 1:30
p.m. today. Burial will be in Potomac Methodist Cemetery, Potomac.
Memorial contributions in Mrs. Malone's name may be made to the charity
of one's choice.
Maryann L. Millia
Maryann Lyles Millia, 67, of Damascus, died Saturday, March 29 ,
at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital, Rockville.
Born May 18, 1929, at Baltimore, she was a daughter of the late Nepier
and Grace Simms Lyles.
Ms. Millia was employed locally as a domestic. She was a member of
Dorsey Christian Chapel, New London, and was the "Mother" of the church.
She was a member of the Ladies Aid Society, the Board of Ushers and the
Church Choir. She was a member of the Tri Stan Gospel Chorus of the Dorsey
Previously Ms. Millia was a missionary with the Mount Calvary Baptist
Church of Rockville. She enjoyed singing and cooking.
Survivors include six sisters, Evelyn C. Fisher of Catonsville, Thelma
Pollard of Philadelphia, Pa., Elsie S. Pryor and Bernice S. Pryor, both
of New London, Roberta I. Johnson of York, Pa., and Gloria V. Lyles of
Pasadena, Ca; and one brother, Charles N. Lyles Sr. of Rockville.
Survivors also include the 14 children she raised; Charles Lyles Jr.
of Gaithersburg, Ronnie Lee Lyles of Gaithersburg, Patricia Kabowiu of
Mirmar, Fla.; Shannon Washburn of California, Maryellen Ellis of Chesapeake
City, Susan Earp of Frederick, Barbara Junkin of Ellicot City, Eileen O'Connell
of Ellicot City, Cathy Stoulfus of Paradise, Pa., Stephen Smith of Warrenton,
Va., Jeffrey Smith of Myersville, David Smith of Berkley Springs, W.Va.,
Jonathan Smith of Frederick, and Andrew Smith of Easton.
Ms. Millia was predeceased by a brother, William C. Lyles, and a sister,
The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the Stauffer
Funeral Home, 1621 Oppossumtown Pike, Frederick, where funeral services
will be held at 11 a.m. on April 3. Burial will be in Dorsey Christian
Nolan James Walker
Nolan James Walker, 79, died April 19  at his home in Baltimore.
He was a laundry manager and executive director of housekeeping and laundry
at Sheppard Pratt Hospital until his retirement in 1980. He served in the
Army from 1941 to 1 945 and was involved in the D-Day Invasion. He is survived
by daughters, Barbara Walker of Los Angeles, Nola Davis of Baltimore and
Juanita Walker of Burtonsville; son, Chris Walker of Ellicott City; seven
grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. Servic es will be held today
at 11 a.m., at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Fulton. Interment will follow
at Arlington National Cemetery. Contributions can be made in Mr. Walker's
name to the American Heart Association, 415 N. Charles St., Baltimore.
Arrangements we re provided by Singleton Funeral Home, Glen Burnie.
Paul S. Lewis
Paul S. Lewis, 61, of Darnestown, died April 16 , at Frederick
Born in Clarksburg, he was a son of the late Charles S. and Ruth Virginia
Nichols Lewis. He also was the husband of the late Martha E. Lewis. Mr.
Lewis was retired from the electrical and refrigeration service business.
He served in the U.S. Army from 1958 to 1961, and was a member of American
Legion Post 295, Gaithersburg.
Survivors include three brothers, Chuck Lewis of Adamstown, Harry Lewis
of Hagerstown, and Ben Lewis of Germantown; three sisters, Sue Lewis of
Adamstown, Dela Morris of Boyds and Dottie Clayton of Mount Airy; and a
number of other relatives.
Funeral services were held April 21 at the Molesworth Funeral Home
in Damascus. Burial was in Hyattstown Cemetery.
Rev. Leonard J. Ebel
Leonard J. Ebel, 78, retired associate minister of Christ Congregational
Church, Silver Spring, died of a heart attack April 17  at his home.
He lived in Silver Spring.
The Rev. Ebel was a native of New Haven, Conn. He graduated from Yale
University in 1940 with a degree in German and wanted to teach high school,
but schools were not hiring German teachers because of the war in Europe.
For two years he worked as a carpenter, building houses in New Haven.
In 1943, he entered the Navy, serving in the Pacific as a communications
officer. Following military service, he worked two more years in the building
business, then entered Yale University's Divinity School, from which he
graduated in 1952 with a degree in Christian education.
Following graduation, he was called to be associate minister at Christ
Church in Silver Spring. In 1961, he left to become associate minister
at Plymouth United Church of Christ in Fort Wayne, Ind., where he stayed
until 1966 when he returned to Christ Church. In his early ministry, he
worked primarily with youth. In later years, he concentrated on adult education.
He was an accomplished singer and tenor saxophone player, and an integral
part of Christ Church's big band, organized in 1972. He was a member of
the Silver Spring Kiwanis Club and the Potomac Association of the United
Church of Christ.
In 1979, he became a part-time minister and part-time carpenter, working
for Accent General Contractors in Rockville. He fully retired from the
ministry in 1982, but continued doing carpentry. His hobbies included wood
working, upholstering and bowling.
Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Annette Clarke Ebel of Silver
Spring; two daughters, Catherine Johnson of Germantown and Elizabeth "Lucy"
Ebel Greene of Silver Spring; a son, Edward Ebel, on assignment in Saudi
Arabia; two brothers, Robert Ebel of Riverside, Conn., and Fred Ebel of
Sebastian, Fla.; and two granddaughters.
A service was held April 27 at Christ Church. The family requests that
memorial contributions be made to the church at 9525 Colesville Road, Silver
Spring, Md. 20901.
Lance Rupinta, 26, of Damascus, died Monday, April 21 , from
injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
Born April 27, 1970, in the U.S. Army Hospital, Camp Zama, Japan, he
was a son of Hilario and Catherine Foster Rupinta of Damascus.
Mr. Rupinta, who moved to Damascus in 1988, had attended Montgomery
College and was a graduate of the University of Arizona. He was preparing
to enter medical school at the University of Maryland.
Surviving besides his parents are two brothers, Marc Rupinta and Shane
Rupinta; and five sisters, Lauri Williams, Heather Rupinta, Amber Rupinta,
Aubrey Rupinta and Natale Taryn Rupinta.
The family received friends on April 24 at the Molesworth Funeral Home,
Damascus. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on April 25 at St.
Paul's Catholic Church, Damascus. Burial was in Gate of Heaven Cemetery,
Sara Turner Hite, 82, of Clarksburg, died Friday, April 18 ,
at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital, Rockville.
She was the wife of Charles E. Hite.
Born in Pocomoke City, Md., in 1914, she was the daughter of the late
Chancey A. and Lucille B. Young Turner.
Mrs. Hite graduated from Central High School in Springfield, Ohio,
and attended Wittenberg College in Springfield, where she was a member
of Chi Omega Sorority. She also attended Springfield Business College where
she met her husband of 58 years.
During the 1950s, Mrs. Hite taught school in Anne Arundel County. She
was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
Surviving besides her husband are one son, Charles W. Hite of Georgia;
one daughter, Sara J. Harren of Ijamsville; one brother, James Y. Turner
of Florida; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased in death by her brother, Dr. Charles H. Turner.
A memorial service was held April 23 at the Hilton Funeral Home in
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American
Heart Association, Montgomery County Division, 839-E Quince Orchard Blvd.,
Gaithersburg, Md. 20878-1603.
Matthew J. McCartin
Matthew J. McCartin, 73, an attorney and former mayor of Rockville,
died April 26  at his home in Rockville. He had Alzheimer's Disease.
Mr. McCartin was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., and attended Queens College
and Illinois University. He received his juris doctorate degree from St.
John's University Law School in 1949.
While in law school he was a member of the New York City Police Department.
Mr. McCartin began his legal career in 1951 in the Army as claims and
investigations officer and counsel in courts-martial. In 1952 he entered
the federal government, holding various procurement and trial counsel positions
with the Department of Defense until 1963. He then moved to the Goddard
Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, where he served as associate chief counsel
and vice chairman of the NASA Board of Contract Appeals.
He retired from government service in 1978, then established a private
law practice in Rockville, which he maintained until 1986.
Between 1964 and 1974, Mr. McCartin served on the Rockville City Council,
then became mayor. During his tenure, he engineered the adoption of the
first local comprehensive Fair Housing Ordinance in the nation to combat
racial discrimination in housing.
Mr. McCartin was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Rockville
for 43 years, where he served as president of the Holy Name Society, chairman
of the Parish Council and as a lector. In 1989 he was ordained a deacon
and was assigned to St. Mary's.
He served on the board of Community Ministries of Montgomery County
and as counsel to the Matrimonial Tribunal for the Archdiocese of Washington.
He was active in numerous other Catholic and community service organizations,
and was a life member and a Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus.
Mr. McCartin served two tours of duty with the Army, from 1942 to 1946
and from 1950 to 1951. He resigned his commission as major in the Army
(Reserve) Judge Advocate General Corps in 1967.
Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Jane Rodler McCartin; four
sons, Thomas M. and Robert P. of Gaithersburg and Gerald P. and Terrence
J. of Arlington; two sisters, Ann Metz of Huntington Station, N.Y., and
Pidge Schneider of Kutztown, Pa.; 14 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Tuesday at St. Mary's Catholic Church.
Funeral arrangements were handled by Pumphrey's Colonial Funeral Home
L. Wayne Mullinix
L. Wayne Mullinix, 53, of Cocoa Beach, Fla., formerly of Gaithersburg,
died April 30 , at Cape Canaveral Hospital.
Born in Frederick, he was a son of J. Leonard and Roberta Jones Mullinix
of Fort Pierce, Fla., formerly of Cedar Grove.
Mr. Mullinix was a 1961 graduate of Damascus High School. He was retired
from the Montgomery County Public Schools after 30 years of service. He
was past president and zone chairman of the Damascus Lions Club and a member
of Damascus United Methodist Church.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife Sandra Mullinix;
two children, Greg Day of Mount Airy and Tamara Skeeter of Frederick; four
grandchildren; and one brother, J. Larry Mullinix of Damascus.
Memorial services were held at Lakewood Park United Methodist Church,
Fort Pierce. Local arrangements were made by the Molesworth Funeral Home
Memorial contributions in Mr. Mullinix's name may be made to Lakewood
Park United Methodist Church, 5406 Turnpike Seeder Road, Fort Pierce, Fla.,
Ida Mae Bell
Ida Mae Bell, 90, of Dickerson died Sunday, April 20 , at Shady
Grove Adventist Hospital in Rockville of kidney failure.
She was the wife of the late Grant Bell Sr.
Mrs. Bell was born Oct. 12, 1906, and lived in Montgomery County all
She performed domestic work and worked for Montgomery County Public
Schools for about 10 years. She was active in her church, Warren Historical
Site Church on White's Ferry Road, and was its oldest member.
Mrs. Bell also spent much of her time with friends at the Owens Park
Senior Center in Beallsville.
She is survived by six daughters, Eleanor Triplett, Pauline Bell, Lorraine
Bell, Sadie Thomas, Elsie Thomas and Myra Thomas; two sons, Grant Bell
Jr. and Louis Bell; two adopted children, Viola Warren and Mark Masterson;
28 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and 5 great great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by a son Earl. Funeral services were held April
26 at Warren Historical Site Church in Dickerson. Snowden Funeral Home
in Rockville handled the arrangements.
Elmer M. Lazarus
Elmer M. Lazarus, 64, of Silver Spring died April 17  at Montgomery
General Hospital in Olney.
He was born Dec. 21, 1932, in Poolesville. He was a son of the late
Kenneth M. and Helen Elizabeth Moxley.
He was the husband of Carol L. Lazarus.
Mr. Lazarus graduated from Richard Montgomery High School in Rockville
in 1952. He worked and served as an apprentice as an auto mechanic with
Norris Brothers before entering the Army, where he served from 1953 until
He worked for the Metro Police Department as a mechanic supervisor
after returning from service. He then worked for the National Institutes
of Health in ground maintenance, retiring in 1994 as a foreman of heavy
equipment after 40 years of service.
He was a member of American Legion Post 171 in Damascus and the Wheaton
Mr. Lazarus also played the electric bass for 25 years with the Bob
Duley Country Stars Band of Rockville.
Besides his wife, he is survived by a son, Ian Lazarus of Silver Spring;
four stepchildren, Tom Sullivan and Christopher Sullivan both of Florida,
Liza Takounakis of Silver Spring, and George Takounakis of Burtonsville;
one grandson, Nathan Sullivan of Florida; and one sister, Gertrude Ann
Davis of Germantown. He was predeceased by a stepson, Charles Takounakis.
Funeral services were held at Muriel H. Barber Funeral Home, Laytonsville,
on April 22. Interment followed at Parklawn Cemetery in Rockville.
Those desiring may make memorial contributions to the Montgomery County
Jewish Hospice or the American Cancer Society.
H. Gaither Ward
H. Gaither Ward, 87, of Rockville died April 15  at Shady Grove
Adventist Nursing Home in Rockville.
He was born Aug. 12 1909, in Barnesville. He was the husband of Eva
Mr. Ward was an automobile salesman for Rockmont Chevrolet and formerly
for Warfield Chevrolet. He was also the oldest member of Rockville Moose
Besides his wife, he is survived by four daughters, Joyce Lowe of Rockville,
Bertha Sullivan of Falls Church, Shirley Ward of Rockville and Carolyn
Ward of Mt. Airy; 11 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held April 18 at the Devol Funeral Home, Gaithersburg.
Interment was at Forest Oak Cemetery in Gaithersburg.
Donations can be made to the Shady Grove Adventist Nursing Home.
David C. Kukucka
David Charles Kukucka, 47, of Germantown, died at his home Wednesday,
April 30 , from diabetes.
Mr. Kukucka was born in 1950 in Fort Mead, Md. He was retired from
the Montgomery County Department of Liquor Control.
Mr. Kukucka is survived by a son, Matthew; his mother Virginia Kukucka
of Germantown; and three brothers, Robert, John and Paul Kukucka.
Burial was private, but Mr. Kukucka will be remembered throughout the
week at Mother Seton Parish services in Germantown.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to the American Diabetes
Association, 1211 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 501, Washington, DC, 20036.
Mildred Walker Stowe
Mildred "Bea" Walker Stowe a 50-year resident of Bethesda, died April
29  of heart failure at St. Agnes Hospital in Baltimore. She was
Born June 14, 1908 in Chapel Hill, N.C., Mrs. Stowe was a teacher in
Montgomery County Public Schools and received the designation of master
teacher. She retired in 1965 after teaching at several schools in the county
including Richard Montgomery High School and Western Junior High School.
Mrs. Stowe was secretary of the Bethesda Public Library Association
Board during the formative years of the library when it fire established
a permanent location in Bethesda on Moorland Lane in 1950.
She was also an active member of the Bradley Elementary School PTA,
the Montgomery County PTA and served as vice president for the Montgomery
County district of the Maryland State PTA from 1948 to 1950.
A member of the Montgomery County League of Women Voters, Mrs. Stowe
worked toward the establishment of an elected school board in Montgomery
County until it was incorporated as an amendment to the county charter.
She is survived by her husband of 64 years, David H. Stowe of Charlestown
Retirement Community in Catonsville, Md.; two sons, David H. Stowe Jr.
of Moline, Ill. and Richard W. Stowe of Silver Spring; five grandchildren
and three great-grandchildren.
Arrangements were handled by MacNabb Funeral Home in Catonsville, Md.
Emory W. Mowel
Emory W. Mowel, 56, of Clarksburg, formerly of Gaithersburg, died Tuesday,
May 13, at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital, Rockville.
Born March 19, 1941, in Maryland, he was a son of Leonia W. Atkins
of Sandy Spring and the late William D. Mowel.
Surviving besides his mother are his stepfather, Frank Atkins of Sandy
Spring; five children, Linda Bentley of Clarksburg, Leona Bentley, Patricia
Rogers, Juanita Reed and Emory Mowel, all of Virginia; 16 grandchildren;
two sisters, Patricia Mobley of Gaithersburg and Juanita Bishop of Highland;
and a brother, Freddie Mowel of Frederick.
The family received friends May 19 at the Barber Funeral Home, Laytonsville,
where funeral services were held. Burial was in Forest Oak Cemetery, Gaithersburg.
Lloyd A. Phebus
Lloyd A. Phebus of Damascus died Saturday, May 10. He was the husband
of Mary Briggs Phebus. His first wife was the late Gladys M. Phebus.
Surviving besides his wife are four children, Patricia M. Welsh, May
Ann Knill, Barbara E. Carter and Janet L. Norris; a stepdaughter, Marie
Kisner; 17 grandchildren; 22 great-great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.
The family received friends May 13 at the Collins Funeral Home, Silver
Spring, where funeral services were held May 14. Burial was in Fort Lincoln
Cemetery. A memorial service was held on May 18 at Montgomery United Methodist
Memorial contributions in Mr. Phebus' name may be made to the American
Cancer Society, Montgomery County Unit, 11331 Amherst Ave., Silver Spring,
James L. Seabolt Sr.
James Lyde Seabolt Sr., 61 of Ijamsville, died Sunday, May 11, at Frederick
Hospital. He was the husband of Mary Ruth Jones Seabolt.
Born April 8, 1936, in Lee County, Va., he was a son of the late Charles
Franklin Seabolt Sr. and Ethel Caroline Ramsey Seabolt.
Mr. Seabolt was an outdoorsman and an Army veteran. He worked as a
roofing subcontractor and was the maintenance foreman for Montgomery College,
Surviving besides his wife are five children, Martin Seabolt and Rozene
Brigham, both of Damascus, Veronica Holmes of Frederick, and Debbie Cissel
and James Seabolt Jr. of Ijamsville; seven grandchildren; four brothers,
Charles F. Seabolt Jr. of Colorado, Loy E. Seabolt of Rockville, Melvin
L. Seabolt of Keedysville and Campbell W. Seabolt of Gaithersburg; and
two sisters, Audrey Schrayer of Dickerson and Stella Lamb of Walkersville.
Mr. Seabolt was predeceased by a son, David; a brother, Woodrow R.
Seabolt; and two sisters, Georgia M. Seabolt and Betty R. Lamb.
The family received friends May 13 at the Stauffer Funeral Home, Frederick,
where funeral services were held May 14. Burial was in Mount Olivet Cemetery,
Memorial contributions in Mr. Seabolt's name may be made to Hospice
of Frederick County, P.O. Box 1799, Frederick, Md, 21702.
Gene G. Morgan
Gene Gary Morgan, 60, died Sunday, May 18, at Frederick Memorial Hospital.
He was the husband of B. Jane Morgan.
Born Oct. 19, 1936, at Frederick, he was a son of the late Dale and
Lottie Rae Benton.
Mr. Morgan was a 1954 graduate of Frederick High. He served in the
U.S. Army, Army Security Agency, from 1955 to 1957. He retired from the
National Bureau of Standards as a machinist inspector after 36 years of
service to the U.S. government.
Mr. Morgan was a umpire, NSA and Maryland High School Federation in
1996; assistant softball coach, Brunswick High School, 1993 to 1996; assistant
softball coach, Damascus High School, 1992; head softball coach, Thomas
Johnson High School, 1991; pitching coach, Damascus Flames, ASA JO 18 and
under Tournament Team, 1992 to 1994; assistant coach, Frederick Community
College girls softball team, 1997; pitching coach Hagerstown Hurricanes,
He was on the U.S. Army European Team for the 332nd Army Security Agency
from 1955 to 1957, the National Bureau of Standards softball team from
1959 to 1966, Montgomery County Men's Fast-Pitch League from 1966 to 1975,
Red Barons & Metro Trans- Wheaton Regional Class A Team 1976 to 1979.
Surviving besides his wife are a daughter, Kelly Ann Morgan of Monrovia;
three sisters, Virginia Gue of Monrovia, Joanna Stone of Hagerstown and
Kay Pope of Reynoldsburg, Ohio; and two brothers, George Morgan of Midway
and David Morgan of Annapolis.
Mr. Morgan was predeceased by a sister, Evelyn Blank.
The family received friends May 20 at the Molesworth Funeral Home.
Funeral services are today at 11 a.m. at Bethesda United Methodist Church,
11900 Bethesda Church Road, Damascus. Burial will be in Damascus Methodist
Memorial contributions in Mr. Morgan's name may be made to Frederick
Community College Women's Softball program, 7932 Oppossumtown Pike, Frederick,