Our Obituaries

Michael Lonzo Brown

September 7, 1973 - December 16, 2017

On December 16, 2017, Michael Lonzo Brown, beloved son of Dorothy E. Brown and Otho "Lonnie" Brown Jr. Cherished father of Michaela Renee Brown, and Joseph William Brown. Loving companion of Ivonne Lawter. Michael became an Eagle Scout in 1992, drove tractor trailers for Builders Transport, was a heavy equipment operator for several companies, and worked for Melwood at Fort Meade.Family will...
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Patricia Lillian McDonough

September 30, 1930 - December 14, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Sterling-Ashton-Schwab-Witzke Funeral Home of Catonsville, Inc., Catonsville, MD.
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Veronica Florence Bidne

April 19, 1924 - December 13, 2017

On December 13, 2017, Veronica "Ronnie" Bidne, beloved wife of the late Robert Bidne. Loving mother of Mary Daley and husband Michael, James Bidne and wife Carol, and the late Thomas Bidne. Cherished grandmother of Eric Daley and wife Jackie, Jeff Daley and wife Kim, and Steven Bidne, and Teresa Curley and husband Zach. Great-grandmother of Erin Daley, Cameron Bidne, Adam Curley, and Maggie...
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Myrle H. Combs

October 5, 1947 - December 9, 2017

Myrle Hope Combs (Warner) 70 of Catonsville MD passed away on December 9,2017 after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born October 5,1047 in Baltimore, MD to Barbara and Howard Warner. She is survived by her beloved daughter of Dawn Connors and husband Michael. Loving sister of Derrick Warner, Tracy Greenfield, Denise Warner, and Greg Warner. Grandmother of Samantha Connors. Myrle...
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Jeannine Truffert Vila

September 24, 1925 - December 7, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Sterling-Ashton-Schwab-Witzke Funeral Home of Catonsville, Inc., Catonsville, MD.
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Laurel Lee Olear

October 1, 1946 - December 4, 2017

On December 4, 2017, Laurel Lee Olear passed away; Beloved wife of 44 years to Thomas A. Olear; Loving mother of Matthew T. Olear and his wife Amanda; Cherished grandmother of Stella; Also survived by other relatives and friends; She was predeceased by her parents, Edward R. and Alice G. Kanely.Relatives and friends are invited to visit at the Sterling Ashton Schwab Witzke Funeral Home of...
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Palmer R. Watkins

December 29, 1928 - December 4, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Sterling-Ashton-Schwab-Witzke Funeral Home of Catonsville, Inc., Catonsville, MD.
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Douglas Estill Bartlett

August 17, 1930 - November 25, 2017

Reverend Douglas Bartlett, peacemaking and racial justice advocate, dead at 87.Befitting a man whose grandchildren called him "Grandpa Peace," Douglas Estill Bartlett died peacefully on November 25, 2017, at Brightview, an Alzheimer patient facility near Baltimore. Present were his wife of 20 years, Claire Twose, son Andrew Clayton Kang Bartlett, daughter Martha Maud Bartlett, and two Brightview...
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Lucy Blake Rodgers

March 25, 1924 - November 23, 2017

Lucy Blake Rodgers, nee Royce, was born March 25, 1924 in Chelsea, Vermont. After high school, she worked as a secretary for the state highway department. She met her future husband, Glen E. Rodgers, at a church where she played piano. They were married on March 7, 1951 at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. Much of Lucy's life involved supporting her husband who was a minister and...
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Margarita L. Pierpont

November 10, 1939 - November 23, 2017

November 23, 2017 Margarita L. Pierpont, Beloved wife of the late Charles V. Pierpont Jr., devoted mother of Charles V. Pierpont, III (Bill), Mary H. Cutaiar (Bob), Rick Pierpont (Barb), Michelle L. Reed (Jeremy), Robert N. Pierpont (Melanie), and Mark J. Pierpont (Julie); loving sister of Rose Noland and John Mannone, cherished grandmother of Shawn, Jason, Dillon, Griffin, Jacob, Justin,...
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Marihelen P. Spencer

June 25, 1931 - November 23, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Sterling-Ashton-Schwab-Witzke Funeral Home of Catonsville, Inc., Catonsville, MD.
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Vivian D. Sanders

July 23, 1928 - November 21, 2017

Vivian Dean was born on July 23, 1928 to Samuel L. Dean and Althea Mary Dean in Washington, D.C. She grew up in the D.C./Maryland area where she later met and then married Alvarado Beasley. They relocated to New York, where she gave birth to Renie and Debra Linda. They moved to Los Angeles, California in 1953 to raise their family. They divorced due to economic hardship and a few years later...
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Arthur Thomas Henshall

May 1, 1926 - November 18, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Sterling-Ashton-Schwab-Witzke Funeral Home of Catonsville, Inc., Catonsville, MD.
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John V. Owens

July 11, 1932 - November 18, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Sterling-Ashton-Schwab-Witzke Funeral Home of Catonsville, Inc., Catonsville, MD.
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Christopher Joseph Dunphy

December 18, 1953 - November 13, 2017

On November 13, 2017; CHRISTOPHER JOSEPH DUNPHY, SR. passed away. He is the beloved husband of Susan Dunphy (nee Wood); loving father of Christopher Dunphy, Jr., Kelsey Dunphy, and Brendan Dunphy; dear brother of Patrick Dunphy, Jr. and Mary Sands; devoted uncle to many nieces and nephews. Family will receive friends on Thursday, November 16th from 3-5 & 7-9PM at STERLING-ASHTON-SCHWAB-WITZKE...
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Donald S. Coffey

October 10, 1932 - November 9, 2017

On November 9, 2017, Donald Straley Coffey, Ph.D. passed away. Beloved husband of 64 years to Eula C. Coffey; Loving father of Kathryn C. Craighead and husband, Michael, and Carol C. Burns and husband, Patrick; Cherished grandfather of Sarah Craighead Liske, Emilyann Craighead, Brian and Alana Burns and great-grandfather of Caiden Liske; Dear brother of Kerry Hale and husband, Lewis; He was...
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Margaret Ann Nechamkin

December 28, 1956 - November 9, 2017

On November 9, 2017, Margaret Ann Nechamkin ( nee Neunan), Beloved wife of Leo S.Nechamkin II; Devoted daughter of the late John Neunan and Teresa Endres Neunan; cherished step-mother of Tracey Remhert and Kathryn Nechamkin, loving sister of John Charles Neunan. Maggie graduated valedictorian class of 1974 from Mount de Sales Academy. Maggie was also an honors graduate of St. Joseph's Hospital...
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Joseph John Liberto

October 19, 1921 - November 8, 2017

On November 8, 2017 Joseph J. Liberto of Catonsville, MD, loving son of the late Dora M. Liberto and Joseph A. Liberto, preceded in death by brother Samuel Liberto, survived by nieces, Lynn Heise and Dorothea Harrison; cousins, Robert K. and Robert V. Meushaw; and loving godson, Chad D. Meushaw. Joe proudly served in the Army during WWII and had a long career at the Social Security Administration...
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Elizabeth Phenix Copperthite

December 25, 1930 - November 8, 2017

On November 8. 2017, Elizabeth Phenix Copperthite of Catonsville, Formerly of Gaithersburg; Beloved wife of the late Harry Stewart Copperthite; devoted mother of Gregory W. Copperthite of TX, Mark A. Copperthite of MN, and Lee Pendleton of Catonsville, MD; she is also survived by 7 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Interment in Arlington National Cemetery at a later date. Online...
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Robert R. Holland

May 8, 1930 - November 7, 2017

Holland Sr, Robert Randolph (Bob)On Tuesday, November 7, 2017, Robert (Bob) Holland, beloved husband (64 years) of Gloria Patricia (Pat) Holland (née Hoglund) passed away following a short illness. Son of the late Howard E. and Mabel A (Wright) Holland, he is survived by his brother, Richard S. ( Joann) Holland. He is also survived by his children Cathy (Jim) Flynn, Terry Holland, Steve (Carol...
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Frank Henry Dearden

November 26, 1935 - November 6, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Sterling-Ashton-Schwab-Witzke Funeral Home of Catonsville, Inc., Catonsville, MD.
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Rita Maryann Knopp

October 30, 1932 - November 2, 2017

On November 2, 2017, Rita Maryann Knopp, beloved wife of the late John "Jack" R. Knopp. Loving mother of John R. Knopp Jr., and Karen Smith and husband Mike. Grandmother of Meredith France, and Jonathan France.Family will receive friends at Sterling Ashton Schwab Witzke Funeral Home of Catonsville, Inc., 1630 Edmondson Ave., Catonsville, MD 21228 on Wednesday from 5 to 9pm, where services will...
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William Bruce Sarraf

September 16, 1919 - October 31, 2017

William Bruce Sarraf was born in Pittsburgh, PA, the youngest of five boys, the son of Syrian/Lebanese immigrants. His father was Isaac Moises (Moses) Sarraf (1866 - 1951) who came to the US from Syria in 1869. He settled in Pittsburgh, PA. Bill's mother was Nellie Munyer (1883 - 1979) who came to the US from Lebanon as a child with her family. Isaac worked at a number of occupations...
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Helen Imhoff

November 5, 1925 - October 27, 2017

On October 27, 2017, Helen Imhoff, Beloved wife of the late John J. Imhoff Sr., Devoted mother of Barbara (Tim) Dawson, Geradine (John) Reed, Mary Katherine (Joe) Schmitz, John ( Donna) Imhoff Jr., and Robert ( June) Imhoff all of the Baltimore area; she is also survived by 10 grandchildren and 10 great- grandchildren. She was a graduate of the Seton High School class of 1942. A Memorial...
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Jacqueline Ellis Brown

May 8, 1938 - October 26, 2017

Jacqueline Ellis Brown, affectionately called Mama J, was born on May 8, 1938 to the late Lillian P. Harris (Diamond Lil) in Elmira, NY. She ascended to her resting place on Thursday, October 26, 2017. As a child, Jacqui learned to play the piano at the young age of 4 years old. She began playing at her grandfather's church, Bethel A.M.E. in Madison, NJ. Jacqui continued to share her gift...
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Kenneth James Chizmadia

June 2, 1963 - October 24, 2017

On October 24, 2017, Kenneth James Chizmadia, Beloved son of the late Richard and Mary Anne Chizmadia; devoted brother of David Chizmadia, Lisa Berenberg, and Robert Chizmadia; he is also survived by 4 nieces and 7 nephews. Family and friends are invited to call at the Sterling Ashton Schwab Witzke Funeral Home of Catonsville Inc., 1630 Edmondson Ave. Catonsville, MD 21228 on Thursday, Nov 2...
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Mary Elizabeth Curley

May 23, 1921 - October 20, 2017

On October 20, 2017; MARY ELIZABETH CURLEY passed away. She is the beloved wife of the late Louis J. Curley; loving sister of the late Helen P. Bopp, Ruth B. Kellermann and Daniel J. Lyons; devoted mother of Sharon Curley (Chuck), Mary Pat Bianchi (Ed), J. Kevin Curley (Donna) and Kathleen Mastandrea (Joe); loving grandmother of seven grandchildren and one great grandchild. She is survived by...
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Joseph Albert Lochary

November 9, 1947 - October 19, 2017

On October 19, 2017; JOSEPH ALBERT LOCHARY, JR. passed away. He is the beloved husband of Mary Dunnigan Lochary; loving father of Clare Keane Lochary, and Brigid Lochary Cummins (Keith); cherished grandfather of Gemma Elizabeth Cummins; dear brother of Jane Hingeley (Victor), Marylu Rizzo (John), and Edward Lochary (Barbara). Joseph is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and a wide circle of...
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Sheryn Ann Kimmel

October 18, 1956 - October 19, 2017

On October 19, 2017, Sheryn Ann Kimmel, beloved wife of the late Dennis Kimmel. Loving daughter of Pauline Zaruba and the late Raymond Zaruba. Mother of Sean Bennett, and step-mother of Devin Kimmel. Sister of Michael Zaruba, Kenneth Zaruba, Eric Zaruba, and Paul Zaruba. Grandmother of Madisyn Bennett, Victoria Dougal, and Garrett Kimmel. Aunt of Michael, Jason, Cassie, Eric, Derek, and...
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Taylor Marie Liberto

December 8, 1998 - October 17, 2017

On October 17, 2017 Taylor Marie Liberto, beloved daughter of Gina Marie Liberto and William B. Tackett III. Loving sister of Matthew Knight, and Ethan Tackett.Family will receive friends at Sterling Ashton Schwab Witzke Funeral Home of Catonsville, Inc., 1630 Edmondson Ave., Catonsville, MD 21228 on Tuesday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9pm, where services will be held on Wednesday at 10am. Interment...
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John Arthur Mays

November 28, 1924 - October 16, 2017

On October 16, 2017, John A Mays passed away. He lived his 92 years working and playing hard. He spent many years teaching the Bible to men at the mission in Baltimore and also the young adults at his church. From early spring to late summer he was in his vegetable garden or tending to his honey bees. In between gardening season he would plan vacations for himself and his wife, Carolyn....
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Mildred J. Janson

January 17, 1930 - October 13, 2017

On October 13, 2017, Mildred J. Janson (nee Rolfes) passed away; Beloved wife of 68 years to the late William B. Janson; Loving mother of Keith W. Janson and wife Nancy, and Gail Grempler and husband John; Cherished grandmother of Jeff Grempler and wife Lori, Scott Grempler and wife Amy, Jill Grempler, Todd Janson, David Janson and wife Hope, Katrina and husband Danny Grove and great-grandmother...
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Dorothy Gary

April 26, 1925 - October 10, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Sterling-Ashton-Schwab-Witzke Funeral Home of Catonsville, Inc., Catonsville, MD.
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Margaret Metcalfe Gorman

February 12, 1921 - October 10, 2017

On Monday, October 10, 2017 Margaret Metcalfe Gorman of Catonsville, MD. Beloved wife of the late William B. Gorman, mother of David R. Gorman (Jennifer) and Patricia Sheridan, sister of the late Florence Metcalfe Clinard, her twin, and Suellen Jones, grandmother of Lisa Welsh (Henry), Scott Sheridan (Kelly), Kevin Gorman (Kim), and Michael Gorman (Amy), and great-grandmother of Patrick, Michael,...
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Gabriel G. Pinter

June 23, 1925 - October 10, 2017

On October 10, 2017, Dr. Gabriel G. Pinter of Ellicott City; Beloved husband of Dr. Vera Pinter; Loving father of Renee A. Rohrs and Eva I. Corrieri; Cherished grandfather of seven and great-grandfather of two.Relatives and friends are invited to visit the Sterling Ashton Schwab Witzke Funeral Home of Catonsville, Inc., 1630 Edmondson Avenue, Catonsville, MD 21228 on Thursday, October 19, 2017...
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Nancy Leigh Cooper

October 10, 2017

On October 8, 2017, Nancy Leigh Cooper ( nee McKenney) Beloved wife of the late Owen Glenn Cooper; devoted mother of David Cooper and Douglas Cooper; dear mother in law of Michele Cooper; loving sister of Robert Weston McKenney Sr., cherished grandmother of Megan Cooper.Family and friends are invited to call at the Sterling Ashton Schwab Witzke Funeral Home of Catonsville Inc., 1630 Edmondson...
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Paul S. Jones

August 3, 1917 - October 6, 2017

On October 6, 2017, Rev. PAUL SOUTHWELL JONES, 100 years of age, of Charlestown Retirement Community, Catonsville, MD, passed away. He is the son of the late Rev. James T. and Dorothy S. Jones; beloved husband of the late Rebecca Whiting Jones; devoted father of Julene J. Crooks and her husband, Clement; loving grandfather of Kathleen C. Kelly and her husband, Ronald; Sharon C. Brown and her...
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George A. Ford

July 7, 1933 - October 2, 2017

On October 2, 2017, George A. Ford Jr., beloved husband of Kathleen "Casey" Ford (nee Huesman). Loving father of Jon R. Ford, and Susan Elizabeth Zorn and husband Gary. Brother of Leon Hopkins and wife Delores. Grandfather of Emma Richard. Also survived by many nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews, and friends.Family will receive friends at Sterling Ashton Schwab Witzke Funeral Homes...
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Gloria M. Neels

November 1, 1926 - October 2, 2017

On October 2, 2017, Gloria Madeline Neels ( nee Green) of Ellicott City, Beloved wife of the late John H. Neels; devoted mother of Sandra Pfau and husband Wayne, Kevin Neels and wife Gretchen, Shelley Neels, Karin Martin and husband Craig, Matthew Neels and wife Nora; loving grandmother of Mason Pfau, Harris Pfau, Alice Neels and husband Thomas, Henry Neels, Jeremy Martin and wife Rebecca,...
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Robert D. Fraunholz

April 27, 1950 - October 2, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Sterling-Ashton-Schwab-Witzke Funeral Home of Catonsville, Inc., Catonsville, MD.
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Ruby C. Higdon

January 3, 1925 - October 1, 2017

Ruby Crawl Higdon, a longtime resident of Catonsville, Maryland, passed away on October 1, 2017, at the age of 92. She was preceded in death by her parents, Otto and Avis Crawl, her husband, Robert G. Higdon, and her brother Robert E. Crawl. She is survived by her daughters Nancy L. Morgan (Dick), Vivian L. Seaman (John), and Margaret E. Stolzenberg (Mark); 9 grandchildren; and 17 great...
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Ross Jackson Koch

January 8, 1920 - October 1, 2017

Ross Jackson Koch, 97, a lifelong resident of Pasadena, passed away Sunday, October 1, 2017. Mr. Koch was born January 8, 1920 in Baltimore, Maryland to the late Charles Koch and Cora Meyers Koch of Baltimore, Maryland. Ross grew up in Baltimore and spent summers in North Shore on the Magothy River. Ross graduated from Polytechnic Institute in Baltimore Maryland with a degree in Mathematics. He...
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Jean Johanna Marston

August 27, 1931 - September 28, 2017

On September 28, 2017; Jean Johanna Marston passed away.Family will receive friends on Monday, October 2 from 2-4 & 6-8PM at STERLING-ASHTON-SCHWAB-WITZKE FUNERAL HOME OF CATONSVILLE, INC., 1630 Edmondson Avenue, Catonsville, MD 21228. Funeral services are private.
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Marguerite Dorothy Melzer

January 4, 1924 - September 26, 2017

Marguerite Dorothy Melzer was born in Baltimore and raised in the monastery parish in Irvington in 1924. She attended the Institute of Notre Dame and graduated in 1941. Afterwards, she went to work in the war related industry. Peggy loved to dance and did so well into her 70's. A few of her favorites were Glen Miller and Tommy Dorsey. She was an avid supporter of the Baltimore Colts and always...
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Erich Eugene Pfaeffle

May 25, 1929 - September 18, 2017

On September 18, 2017, Erich Eugene Pfaeffle of Ellicott City passed away peacefully: Beloved husband of 63 years to Waltraud ( Trudy) Pfaeffle; Loving father of Margaret Horwath, Ann Sentinella, Paul Pfaeffle and his significant other, Donna, Mike Pfaeffle and his wife Suzi; Cherished grandfather of seven, and great-grandfather of three. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Sterling...
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June Nelson Elliott

June 24, 1918 - September 16, 2017

June Elliott, 99, passed away peacefully on September 16, 2017 at her daughter's home in Catonsville.Known to those who love her as Mom Mom, she had a wonderful and loving spirit which will be carried on by her children and grandchildren. She always had a warm smile and was a friend and mother to many people over her 99 years. She loved to draw and attended Maryland Institute. She was in the...
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Frank E. Altoz

December 26, 1927 - September 14, 2017

On September 14, 2017, Frank Edward Altoz of Catonsville passed away; Beloved husband of 57 years to Marian E. Altoz; Loving father of Nancy Williams and her husband Ken, Paul Altoz and his wife Stephanie, Elizabeth Heubeck and her husband Rob, Teresa Diehl and her husband Ryan and the late Stephanie Whitlow; Cherished grandfather of seven.Relatives and friends are invited to visit the Sterling...
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Margaret Elizabeth Mathias

October 20, 1933 - September 12, 2017

On September 12, 2017, Margaret Elizabeth Mathias of Catonsville, Beloved wife of the late Charles Elmer Mathias; devoted mother of Charles Elmer Mathias Jr., Kevin Wayne Mathias, and Russell Todd Mathias; loving grandmother of Christopher, Keith, Jacob, Daniel, and Thomas Mathias; cherished great grandmother of MacKenzie Kelley and Skylar Aiden Mathias. Services are private, for those...
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Alvin Ambrose Lehr

October 27, 1932 - September 8, 2017

On September 8, 2017, Alvin A. Lehr, beloved husband of Joan M. (Burdette) Lehr. Devoted father of Ann Marie Lehr. Loving brother of Rita Ruff, and Robert Lehr. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, and friends. Family will receive friends at Sterling Ashton Schwab Witzke Funeral Home of Catonsville, Inc., 1630 Edmondson Ave., Catonsville, MD 21228 on Tuesday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9pm. A...
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Larry Jones

April 10, 1940 - September 5, 2017

On September 5, 2017; LARRY JOSEPH JONES passed away. He is the beloved husband of Barbara Aitken Jones; dear brother of Rosetta Robinson and Earl Jones. Larry is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and other extended family and friends.Family will receive friends on Friday, September 15 from 10-11:30AM at STERLING-ASHTON-SCHWAB-WITZKE FUNERAL HOME OF CATONSVILLE, INC., 1630 Edmondson Avenue,...
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Lucille L. Geiser

April 17, 1917 - September 2, 2017

Lucille Lonergan Geiser, 100, passed away on September 2, 2017 at Renaissance Gardens at the Charlestown Retirement Community in Catonsville. She was born on April 17, 1917 to the late John D. Lonergan and Willa Carman Lonergan. Lucille grew up in Pennsylvania, graduating from University of Pittsburgh with a teaching degree. While attending Pitt, she met her husband-to-be, Roy D. Geiser, and...
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Shirley May Scannell

April 29, 1933 - August 27, 2017

On August 27, 2017, Shirley May Scannell, beloved wife of the late Eugene Scannell, and the late John Jensen. Daughter of the late Georgia and George Fisher. Loving mother of Bonnie Slavin and husband Vincent, Judith Jensen, and Christopher Jensen. Sister of Betty Rumney, George Fisher, Richard Fisher, Robert Fisher, Mary Stutzman, Nancy Abernethy, Nelson Fisher, Ronnie Fisher, the late Doris...
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Robert Marshall

June 26, 1968 - August 22, 2017

Funeral Services will be held at Sterling Ashton Schwab Witxke Funeral Home of Catonsville, Inc., 1630 Edmondson Ave., Catonsville, MD 21228 on Saturday at 10am. Interment Lorraine Park Cemetery.
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Margaret Ann Wells

December 10, 1926 - August 20, 2017

On August 20, 2017, Margaret Ann Wells, loving wife of the late Harthel "Jock" Wells. Beloved mother of the late William Wells, and the late Thomas Wells. Sister of the late Robert Mosberg Sr. Grandmother of Anna Marie Wells. Sister in law of Gloria Mosberg. Aunt of Robert Mosberg Jr., Barbara Forcey, Janice Rindone, Nancy Eyler, and Karen Bailey. Also survived by Roberts wells of Columbia...
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Sharon Frances Kelly

April 18, 1943 - August 20, 2017

Sharon Frances Kelly passed away unexpectedly on August 20, 2017 in Arbutus, Maryland. She was 74.Ms. Kelly was born on April 18, 1943, in Baltimore, Maryland to her parents Maurice and Frances Kelly. She graduated cum laude from University of Baltimore in 1980 with a bachelor's degree in Parks and Recreation. She worked over eleven years at Fort Meade for both the United States Army and the...
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Harold W. Rummel

March 16, 1921 - August 19, 2017

Harold W. Rummel, Sr., 96, of Catonsville, MD, passed away Aug. 19, 2017 at BrightView Senior Living. Born March 16, 1921 in New Florence PA. He was preceded in death by wife, Wilda (Huey) Rummel, who passed in Aug. 2010. Survived by sons, Hal Rummel, wife Vicki and son Adam of MD and Kim Rummel and wife Kim Marie of CO. Harold and Wilda (Wid) moved to Baltimore shortly before the US involvement...
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Claire W. Yarber

June 7, 1932 - August 17, 2017

On August 17, 2017; CLAIRE W. YARBER (nee Whelan) passed away. She is the beloved wife of the late Charles J. Yarber; loving mother of Mary Ann Aellen and husband Anthony, Linda Lamb and husband David, Theresa Yarber, Alice Steffen and husband Robert, and Frances Yarber and husband Brian Espey; cherished grandmother of Elizabeth Steffen, Kathryn Tabisz and husband Steven, Melissa Aellen, Nicholas...
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Dolores Elaine McMahon

December 3, 1933 - August 17, 2017

On August 17, 2017, Dolores Elaine McMahon (nee Wolf) of Arbutus passed away; She was born on December 3, 1933 in Terra Alta, WV; Beloved wife of the late Francis "Skip" Reed McMahon; Loving mother of Michael R. McMahon and his wife Susan, and Doug L. McMahon and his wife Cynthia; Cherished grandmother of Sean McMahon and his wife Lauren, Tara Estrada and her husband Nes, Kelly McMahon and Tim...
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Janet Frazier Logue

August 29, 1940 - August 15, 2017

On August 15, 2017, Janet Frazier Plate Logue of Catonsville passed away; Loving mother of David Lee Plate and his wife Regina Breeden, Annette McHenry Ferrell, Janet Frazier Plate Chernock, and the late Suzanne Michelle Plate; Cherished grandmother of Jerry, Ashley, Alicia, Amanda, and Lauren and great-grandmother of Logan and Patrick; Dear sister of Dennis and Kevin Frazier, and the late...
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Emily Rose Sambuco

October 4, 1919 - August 7, 2017

On August 7, 2017; EMILY ROSE SAMBUCO (nee Hedberg) passed away. She is the beloved wife of the late Edmund Sambuco; loving mother of Edmund Sambuco, Jr. and wife Joyce, Richard G. Sambuco and wife Debra; and Christine Maxwell and husband William; cherished grandmother of Dana Sambuco, Carmen Sambuco and husband Marshall, Evan Sambuco, and Katie Booher and husband Bumper; devoted great...
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Philip Francis Garber

August 24, 1932 - August 5, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Sterling-Ashton-Schwab-Witzke Funeral Home of Catonsville, Inc., Catonsville, MD.
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Charles L. Brown

May 14, 1953 - July 30, 2017

On July 30, 2017, Charlie L. Brown passed away. Beloved husband of 41 years to Patsy Brown; Loving father of Connie Bueno, Bonnie Baugh, Stacy Brown and Patsy Brown; Cherished grandfather of Christopher, Tatum and Dahntay Baugh, Taylar Graves, Paige Smith, Paden Galley and Cassandra Barth. Dear Brother of Phillis Campbell, David Brown, Linda Kucharski and the late Ira Brown. He was preceded in...
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Frederick Harper Griswold

July 11, 1925 - July 23, 2017

On July 23, 2017, Frederick Harper Griswold passed away peacefully in the presence of his family. Beloved husband of the late Kathryn R. Griswold. Loving father of Leah Rudolph and husband William, and Scott Griswold and wife Kathleen. Brother of George, Douglas, Malcolm, Gordon, and the late Marshall Griswold. Grandfather of Erica Rudolph, Clifton Rudolph, and William Griswold. WWII Navy...
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Donald Oliver Zabel

June 12, 1943 - July 19, 2017

On July 19, 2017, Donald Oliver Zabel, beloved husband of Michele R. Zabel; devoted brother of Judith J. Ingalls of Kentucky and David R. Zabel and wife Debra of Kentucky; he is also survived by a host of loving nieces and nephews.Services are private. Online memorials may be made at www.sterlingashtonschwabwitzke.com
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Danny Eugene Sterner

February 9, 1952 - July 19, 2017

On July 19, 2017, Danny E. Sterner, 65, of Elkridge, MD died peacefully at home surrounded by family after a short illness. He was the son of the late Harold "E" Sterner and Lorraine Harden Sterner. He is survived by his brother Steve Sterner (Betty), sisters Terry Parsley (Paul), Denise Bertazon, Tanya Greene, Ann Ross, Charlene Owings, Nancy Owings, companion Sharon Knecht, and several nieces...
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Ethel M. Graham

August 26, 1916 - July 18, 2017

On July 18, 2017, Ethel M. Graham of Catonsville, Beloved wife of the late Donald C. Graham; devoted aunt of Duane Schestag, loving great aunt of Christa and Lilli Schestag; she is also survived by many loving friends. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, July 22, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at the Sterling Ashton Schwab Witzke Funeral Home of Catonsville, Inc . 1630 Edmondson Ave. Catonsville,...
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Wayne Barnes Lloyd

June 30, 1928 - July 13, 2017

On July 13, 2017; WAYNE BARNES LLOYD passed away. He is the beloved husband of Margie J. Lloyd for 69 years; loving father of Nancy Lloyd Miller and husband Nicholas, and Barry W. Lloyd; cherished grandfather of Douglas L. and Diana V. Miller.Wayne was the only child of Roma (R.G.) Lloyd, a farmer and warehouseman, and Clara Barnes Lloyd, a schoolteacher. He grew up in Pensacola, Florida and in...
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Jo Anne Finlay

November 16, 1935 - July 13, 2017

On July 13, 2017; JO ANNE FINLAY passed away. She is the beloved wife of George Finlay; loving mother of Vickie Keene, Laurie Harrison, Scott Harrison, Mark Harrison, and Valerie Morrissey; cherished grandmother of Neal, Lauren, Kellie, AJ, Emily, Lexie, Allie, Zachary, Nikki, and Matt; devoted great grandmother of Marley, James, and Hannah; dear sister of Mary Catherine Giroux.Family will...
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Joseph Ignatius Kruger

July 10, 1926 - July 8, 2017

On July 8, 2017, Joseph Ignatius Kruger, beloved husband of Margaret S. Kruger. Loving father of Ann Ballou (Robert), Nancy Kruger (William Donovan), Joseph Kruger Jr. (Julie), and Patricia Wolfenden (Scott). Brother of Geraldine Hamill, and Elizabeth Kruger. Grandfather of three and great-grandfather of eight. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents and...
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Kenneth Michael Feather

September 14, 1988 - July 5, 2017

Suddenly on July 5, 2017, Kenneth Michael Feather, age 28, passed away; He is survived by his wife, Tonya; mother, Molly R. Seitler, father, Michael W. Feather and his stepmother, Debra L.; grandparents, Charles and Lois Bolner, and Wade and Grace Feather; Stepchildren, Catalina Rivera and Gannigus Brophy; stepbrother, Brandon McKenzie; Also survived by many relatives and friends. Kenneth enjoyed...
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Marguerite C. Reese

January 2, 1922 - June 24, 2017

On June 24, 2017 Marguerite (Marge) Reese (nee Cooper) of Catonsville, MD. Wife of the late Walter P. Reese. Brother of Joseph B. Cooper Jr. (Mary). Survived by her son Robert (Mary Ellen) and their children Megan Johnson (Matthew), Carrie McGarry (Sean) and Ryan and her daughter Carol Patterson (David) and their children Robert (Angela), Edward (Stephanie) and Beatrice Kuykendall (Dusty) and...
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Nicholas Allen Tasker

November 27, 2007 - June 20, 2017

In lieu of flowers please make memorial contributions In memory of Nicholas to the St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, www.stjude.org.
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Naomi R. John

April 15, 1935 - June 19, 2017

Naomi R. John (nee Ellis), of Clermont, Florida, and previously of Glen Rock, PA, passed away on June 19, 2017, due to complications from a stroke. The daughter of the late Agnes (nee Watts) and Albert Ellis. Born in Baltimore, Maryland she attended primary and secondary school there before graduating from Plainfield Academy in South Plainfield, NJ.She was the beloved wife of the late Robert E....
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Geneva I Mc BRIDE

January 31, 1931 - June 18, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Sterling-Ashton-Schwab-Witzke Funeral Home of Catonsville, Inc., Catonsville, MD.
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Geneva I. McBride

January 31, 1931 - June 18, 2017

On June 18, 2017, Geneva I. McBride passed away; Beloved wife of the late Milton T. McBride; Loving mother of Milton R. "Ray" McBride, Linda Mason, Brenda Wolfe, Wilma Piker and Wilda Hawkins; Cherished grandmother of Matthew, Laura, Michael, William, Jessica, Sarah, Rachel and Jenna and great-grandmother of Elijah, Katelyn, Abigail and Andrew.Relatives and friends are invited to visit at the...
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Naomi Warrington Starr

August 23, 1916 - June 13, 2017

On June 13, 2017, Naomi Warrington Starr passed away at the Charlestown Retirement Community. She was married to Edward Starr III until his death in 1984. She is survived by her daughter, Susan; grandson, Craig (Kimberly); and three great-grandchildren. Services will be private.
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Brenda Jean Baker

December 18, 1962 - June 12, 2017

On June 12, 2017, Brenda Jean Baker, beloved daughter of Joan Whiting and the late Jimmy M. Head. Loving mother of Bradley W. Baker, Sara Joan Baker, and Jessica Baker-Paul. Sister of the late David M. Head. Grandmother of Violet Paul. Niece of Jean Baker and husband Robert Baker. Cousin of Beverly Carey, and Andrew Baker. Special friend of John Makowski.Family will receive friends at...
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Mary V. Baiorunos

October 1, 1915 - June 5, 2017

Mary V. Baiorunos of Catonsville MD (formerly of Quincy MA) passed away peacefully on June 5th 2017. She spent 101 years and 8 months on earth, and felt the love of God and family every day of her life. Beloved wife of 46 years to the late John E. Baiorunos; Loving mother of Barry J. Baiorunos, John R. Baronas and the late Marilyn Baiorunos; Cherished grandmother of Rachael Tallerico, Renee...
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Ronnie James Scudder

July 11, 1936 - June 5, 2017

On June 5, 2017, Ronnie Scudder, beloved husband of Carol Scudder. Loving father of Robin Scudder, and Mark Scudder. Brother of Francis Scudder and wife Fran Scudder, and Roger Scudder. Grandfather of Jessica Paquet, Kimberly Paquet, and Ryan Paquet.Memorial services will be held at Sterling Ashton Schwab Witzke Funeral Home of Catonsville, Inc., 1630 Edmondson Ave., Catonsville, MD 21228 on...
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William A. Packo

February 14, 1931 - June 4, 2017

On June 4, 2017, William A. Packo Sr., beloved husband of Keren M. Packo. Loving father of Keren Darlene Duffey and husband Frederick J. Duffey, and William A. Packo Jr. and wife Jill G. Packo. Grandfather of William Andrew Packo, Michael McCourt Packo, Kendal Keating Packo, and Frederick J. Duffey II.Family will receive friends at Sterling Ashton Schwab Witzke Funeral Home of Catonsville, Inc....
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Michael William Andresky

February 27, 1958 - June 3, 2017

On June 3, 2017, Michael William Andresky; Beloved brother of Peter D. Andresky and Paul E. Andresky and his wife Linda; Loving uncle of J.T., Alicia, and Walker; He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Barbara Andresky.Mike enjoyed landscaping and owned his own company, Mike's Trim and Removal, LLC.Relatives and friends are invited to visit at the Sterling Ashton Schwab Witzke Funeral...
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Elva Workman

October 15, 1925 - June 2, 2017

On June 2, 2017; ELVA WORKMAN passed away. She is the beloved wife of the late F. James Workman; loving mother of Janet Hayden and husband Ronald; cherished grandmother of Melissa Kesner-Fultz and husband Bryan Fultz, and James Hayden and wife Beth; devoted great grandmother of Mark Kesner Jr., Tate Kesner, Hayden Kesner, Cole Hayden, Spencer Hayden, Bella Fultz, Liam Hayden, and Ezekiel Hayden;...
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Shirley Yellin

August 8, 1934 - June 2, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Sterling-Ashton-Schwab-Witzke Funeral Home of Catonsville, Inc., Catonsville, MD.
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Helen Mae Ashley

July 12, 1938 - May 30, 2017

On May 30, 2017, Helen Mae Ashley, mother, wife, and servant of the Lord, passed away. She is survived by her husband and friend Franklin Leroy Ashley Sr. and three children, Rosena Marie Ashley, Dana Angelo Ashley married to Sharon Lee Ashley, and Franklin Leroy Ashley Jr. married to Lori Ashley. Sister of Charlene, Lillian, Burma, and Ricky. She will be remembered by her grandchildren...
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Daniel Gerard Kelly

April 3, 1970 - May 27, 2017

On May 27, 2017, Daniel Gerard Kelly of Catonsville passed away; Beloved son of Stephen R. Kelly,and Mary Frances Brooks and her husband Dennis Brooks; Loving father of Braden and Justice; Dear brother of Stephen M. Kelly and Susan G. Kelly. He was a graduate of Mt. St. Joseph High School, Class of 1988 and attended Catonsville Community College.Relatives and friends are invited to visit at the...
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Hong Thi Nguyen

November 24, 1949 - May 24, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Sterling-Ashton-Schwab-Witzke Funeral Home of Catonsville, Inc., Catonsville, MD.
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Eilean Bliss Mays

November 25, 1932 - May 22, 2017

On May 22, 2017, 130pm, Eilean Bliss Mays passed peacefully at her home; She was a devoted wife to the late Albert Taylor Mays, USNA class of '59; Mother of Eilean Mays Terry and her husband Matthew; Grandmother of Alexander, Lauren and Julie Terry. She was preceded in death by her parents, Paul Peyton and Helen Louise Bliss.Mrs. Mays was a legal secretary to George M. Radcliffe. After she...
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Charles Ronald Carroll

November 9, 1934 - May 21, 2017

On May 21, 2017, Charles "Ron" Carroll a United States Navy Veteran; Beloved husband of Joan Carroll; Loving father of Rhonda Ann Carroll and Charles Michael Carroll; Cherished father-in-law of Angel Carroll; Most precious grandfather of Andrew Funk; Grandfather of Julia, and great grandfather of Arabella and Brayden; Step-grandfather of Nick Handley; Godfather of David C. Kirby; Dear Brother of...
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Frances Elizabeth Countess

July 12, 1918 - May 18, 2017

On May 18, 2017; FRANCES ELIZABETH COUNTESS (nee Clark) passed away. She is the beloved wife of the late Elwood F. Countess, cherished sister of Nancy Miller; dear cousin of Fontaine Fox.A Graveside Service will be held 1PM, Tuesday, May 23 at Crestlawn Memorial Gardens, Marriottsville, MD. Arrangements by Sterling-Ashton-Schwab-Witzke Funeral Home of Catonsville, Inc.
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Lynn Gurney

October 29, 1947 - May 16, 2017

On May 17, 2017; LYNN GURNEY (nee Davis) passed away. She is the beloved wife of the late Edward Joseph Gurney; loving mother of Dawn Alysia Dowridge and husband Wayne, and Edward Jeromy Gurney; dear sister-in-law of Ginger Davis and Patrick Gurney; cherished aunt of many nieces and nephews.Family will receive friends on Saturday, May 20 from 11-11:30AM at STERLING-ASHTON-SCHWAB-WITZKE FUNERAL...
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Elizabeth McMillen

June 14, 1923 - May 12, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Sterling-Ashton-Schwab-Witzke Funeral Home of Catonsville, Inc., Catonsville, MD.
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Geoffrey K. Calderone

April 4, 1967 - May 11, 2017

On May 11, 2017, Geoffrey K. Calderone Jr., Beloved son of Geoffrey K. Calderone Sr. and Sharon J. MacBride; devoted husband of Tracy A. Calderone ( nee Cantalupo) ; loving father of Geoffrey III, Kathryn, and Anthony Calderone; cherished brother of Marc Calderone.Family and friends are invited to call at the Sterling Ashton Schwab Witzke Funeral Home of Catonsville Inc., 1630 Edmondson...
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Jeannette P. Kehs

April 11, 1922 - May 10, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Sterling-Ashton-Schwab-Witzke Funeral Home of Catonsville, Inc., Catonsville, MD.
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James Wiley

July 11, 1926 - May 9, 2017

On May 9, 2017, James Wiley of Catonsville passed away; Beloved husband of N. Joan Wiley (nee Carpenter); Loving father of Sheri J. Parsons (late Thomas Parsons), James P. Wiley (Susie), Candice J. Bennie (Andrew R.) , Lori J. Wiley, and Jeffrey B. Wiley (Wendy); Cherished grandfather of 11, great-grandfather of 15,and great great- grandfather of 2; Dear uncle of George Opolka and Michelle...
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Jacqueline F. Carroll

November 13, 1924 - May 7, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Sterling-Ashton-Schwab-Witzke Funeral Home of Catonsville, Inc., Catonsville, MD.
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Beverly Sloane Hickman

November 21, 1947 - May 5, 2017

On May 5, 2017, Beverly Sloane Hickman; Beloved Life Partner of Peter Vida; devoted mother of Nora Hickman- Hameidani and Carter Randall Hickman; loving sister of Thomas E. Sloane and wife Ann; cherished grandmother of Zayd Sloane- Hameidani; loving aunt of Sarah Donovan and Caitlin Donati.Family and friends are invited to a Memorial Gathering at Sterling Ashton Schwab Witzke Funeral Home of...
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Edith R. Curry

July 17, 1930 - May 5, 2017

On May 5, 2017, Edith R. Curry ( nee Rucker) of Catonsville, Beloved wife of the late Leon Madison Curry; devoted mother of Michael Curry and David Curry; loving sister of Loretta Rucker; cherished niece of Sade Nocho and Charles Nocho; she is survived by many loving cousins. Edith spent her childhood in Sewickley, PA. She was the first in her family to graduate from college where she met...
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Aleta Tyree

October 3, 1950 - May 5, 2017

On May 5, 2017; ALETA LINDA TYREE (nee Schisler) went to be with God. She is the beloved wife of the late Richard Clayton Tyree; loving mother of Lemuel P. Fowler III and wife Robin, Laurie L. Reinhard (nee Fowler) and husband Keith, Edward M. Fowler, Amanda L. Chavis (nee Fowler) and husband Chris, and John W. Fowler and wife Elizabeth; devoted grandma of Emily, Zachary, Joseph, Benjamin, and...
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Marie Lucille Summers

May 21, 1930 - May 4, 2017

On May 4, 2017, Sister MARIE LUCILLE SUMMERS C.B.S. passed away. She is the beloved daughter of the late John Francis and Lucille Augusta Summers; dear sister of Nancy Hedrick, the late Glen, Joseph, Larry, and John Francis Summers, Jr.Relatives and friends may call at the Bon Secours Chapel, 1525 Marriottsville Road, Marriottsville, MD 21104 on Sunday, May 7 from 4-8PM. A Mass of Christian...
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Virginia E. Knight

March 11, 1927 - May 1, 2017

On May 1, 2017; VIRGINIA E. KNIGHT (nee Wolfe) passed away. She is the beloved wife of the late James Knight; loving mother of Joseph Knight and wife Michelle, and the late Jeffery Edwin Knight; devoted grandmother of five grandchildren and four great grandchildren; dear sister of several siblings. She is preceded in death by her grandson, Jeffery Daniel Knight.Family will receive friends on...
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