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James V. Blimmel

May 21, 1957 - December 15, 2013

Jim Blimmel, age 56,of Westminster died early Sunday morning, December 15, 2013 at Carroll Hospital Center.

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Jim Blimmel, age 56,of Westminster died early Sunday morning, December 15, 2013 at Carroll Hospital Center.

Born May 21, 1957 in Johnstown, PA, he was the son of James Q. Blimmel and wife Ann Davidson Blimmel of Columbia, MD and the late Barbara Irwin Blimmel. He was the husband of Karen Matthews Blimmel, with whom he celebrated 26 years of marriage on Thanksgiving Day.

Jim worked in construction for 30 years and was a much respected project manager for Consolidated Waterproofing Contractors, Inc. He spent his free time golfing and cheering on his Washington Redskins.

Surviving in addition to his parents and wife are children, James, Megan and Annie Blimmel at home; sisters and brothers-in-law, Roseann and David Dougherty of Glenwood and Jan Tingler of Glen Burnie; brothers and sisters-in-law, Chris Blimmel of Washington, DC and David and Janet Blimmel of Northern, VA; sister-in-law, Laura Blimmel of Pasadena; 5 nieces and 10 nephews. He was predeceased by his brother, Mike Blimmel.

Funeral services were held at 8:00 PM on Thursday December 19th from the Myers-Durboraw Funeral Home, 91 Willis Street, Westminster. Burial was private.

Consolidated Waterproofing Contractors, Inc. has established an educational fund for Annie Jo. Contributions may be made to the Annie Jo Blimmel College Fund and mailed to Consolidated Waterproofing Contractors, Inc., 10732 Hanna Street, Beltsville, MD 20705 Attn: Steve Daitch.

 

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Mike Blimmel

? - March 15, 2006

Mike passed away March 15, 2006 of colon cancer at Baltimore Washington Medical Center in Glen Burnie.

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Michael Robert Blimmel 47 of Pasadena, died March 15, 2006 of colon cancer at Baltimore Washington Medical Center in Glen Burnie. He was 47

His family said he would be remembered for his love for his family, job, golf and the Washington Redskins.

Surviving him are his wife, Laura Blimmell; a daughter, Alyson Blimmel of Pasadena; a son, Michael Blimmel of Pasadena; his parents, Jim and Ann Blimmel of Columbia; three brothers, Jim Blimmel of Westminster, Christopher Blimmel of Washington, D.C., and David Blimmel of Silver Spring; two sisters, Roseann Dougherty of Glenwood and Jan Tingler of Glen Burnie; a grandmother, Elizabeth Davidson of Damascus; and his father- and mother-in-law, Bob and Maryanna Sturdevant of Pasadena.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Barbara Irwin Blimmel.

Funeral services were held March 18 at Our Lady of the Chesapeake Catholic Church in Pasadena

 

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Nancy Hall (McCoy) Pieranunzi

August 18, 1955 - November 24, 2013

Nancy passed peacefully at the Dove House in Westminster, MD.

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Nancy Hall (McCoy) Pieranunzi 58 of Sykesville, died Sunday November 24, 2013 at the Dove House in Westminster, MD

She was the spouse of Paul Pieranunzi of Sykesville, born August 18, 1955 in Raleigh, NC

The daughter of Herbert McCoy and Joan VanAnken, she was a Home Maker. Surviving in addition to her husband and Parents are Daughters Paige and Audra Pieranunzi of Sykesville. 3 Sisters Melissa January of Baltimore, Kristen McCoy of Columbia and Lauren Owens of Shrewsbury, PA.

A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. Donations maybe be made to Relay for Life Online Condolence

http://www.burrier-queen.com

 

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Sharon Lee Farfaras

March 10th, 1959 - September 9th, 2012

Yet another wonderful woman has died of breast cancer we grew up with. Sharon Lee Farfaras is no longer with us passing away just a few days ago.

In high school she was on the cheerleading squad, took part in gymnastics, and was an aide in the front office. 

She listed in the year book that she enjoyed skiing, partying, living, O.C., Jeb. For her future she entered "To survive and to be happy"

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 Sharon Lee Farfaras

March 10, 1959 - September 9, 2012
 
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Visitation - Friday, September 14, 2012
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Harry H. Witzke's Family Funeral Home
4112 Old Columbia Pike 
Ellicott City, MD 21043
 
 
Memorial Service - Friday, September 14, 2012
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Harry H. Witzke's Family Funeral Home
4112 Old Columbia Pike 
Ellicott City, MD 21043
 
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The Hepners - Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We are so sorry for your loss. Please do not hesitate to call if you need anything or just want to talk. With deepest sympathy, Bill, Michelle, Marissa and Matt
 
Carl & Laurie Townsend - I am very sorry to hear the news. we have nothing but good memories of Sharon, Michael and the boys. You will be missed. our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family through these difficult times. 

Pat Pickerell - I am so sorry for your loss. I worked with Sharon a short time. We share alot of our health issues. My heart cries for your loss and the future you must deal with. I work at Calico Ind. 
 
Pam and Frank - So sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family
 
Art Stewart - No words can express how sad I'm to hear this news. I work with Sharon for 8 years at Calico Industries, Inc. My thoughts and prayers are with the entire family. Art Stewart & Family
 
Jess Benton - Heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time. We share lots of great memories, laughter and silly times with all of you! Your mom will be missed by all- Much love from the Jess,Tom, & Mike Benton
 
Lauren McCoy Owens - So sorry for your loss. I have very fond memories of Sharon. Our prayers are with you.

 maryland.obituaries.funeral.com/2012/09/10/farfaras-sharon-lee/

Yet another wonderful woman has died of breast cancer we grew up with. Sharon Lee Farfaras is no longer with us passing away just a few days ago.

In high school she was on the cheerleading squad, took part in gymnastics, and was an aide in the front office. 

She listed in the year book that she enjoyed skiing, partying, living, O.C., Jeb. For her future she entered "To survive and to be happy"

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From Kim Farnsworth Parmer on September 21st, 2012
I am shocked and so very sad - Sharon and I were dear friends for so long.  We moved to Texas together,  I stayed and she came back to Maryland.  We lost touch over the years.  Our lives took different avenues.  I ended up having a surprise 40th baby that looks so much like Sharon so I think of her almost everyday.  Our worlds were so different as we aged but I love her very much.  This has rocked my world.  About two years ago I called her to apologize for making her turn that country music off of her car radio when we were younger so we could listen to top 40.  Now my kids love country music and since I married a true Texas, country music is a staple in my life.  She laughed and accepted my apology.  I knew she had struggled with cancer many years ago but did not know it had returned.  I just found out a few days ago when I went to pay for the reunion.  Words can not describe my sadness at this time and heart goes out to her husband, children and siblings.  I hope to see them in October. Sharon will always be in my heart - I love her!!!  I can not believe her and Bambi are now gone - so sobering - just shows we needto enjoy each day to the fullest and embrace the love we have for friends and family.
 

Elizabeth "Libby" Burke (Sailer)

April 17th, 1959 - May 11th, 2012

Libby Sailer Burke Wilde Lake Class of 1977 is no longer with us passing away last month as a result of her battle with cancer. I'll always remember her as a kind person, who would go out of her way to help somebody in need.

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On May 11, 2012, Libby Sailer Burke, beloved wife of Dennis G. Burke; loving mother of Amy Elizabeth Burke; devoted daughter of Paul R. and the late Joan Sailer; cherished sister of Diana Leigh Taylor and David Wayne Sailer.

The family received friends at HARRY H. WITZKE'S FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, INC., 4112 Old Columbia Pike, Ellicott City, on Tuesday, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held Wednesday 1 p.m. at Abiding Savior Lutheran Church. Graveside service will be Thursday 1 p.m. at Nethkin Hill Cemetery in Elk Garden, WV. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Abiding Savior Lutheran Church.

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/washingtonpost/obituary.aspx?n=elizabeth-a-burke&pid=157643216&fhid=4733

Libby Sailer Burke Wilde Lake Class of 1977 is no longer with us passing away last month as a result of her battle with cancer. I'll always remember her as a kind person, who would go out of her way to help somebody in need.

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From chris bennett on July 30th, 2012
 i remember her as the most kind person. always smiled
 

Jocelyn Berger

January 13th, 1961 - February 22nd, 2012

Jocelyn Berger is no longer with us passing away earlier this year.

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Jocelyn A. Berger
State of Issue:Maryland
Date of Birth:Friday  January  13, 1961
Date of Death:Wednesday  February  22, 2012
Est. Age at Death:51 years, 1 months, 9 days

 

Sun, The (Baltimore, MD) - Sunday, February 26, 2012
Deceased Name: BERGER, JOCELYN ANN

On February 22, 2012, Jocelyn Ann Berger, Family and Friends are invited to call at the Witzke Funeral Homes Inc., 5555 Twin Knolls Road. Columbia, MD 21045 on Sunday from 3 to 7 PM. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday, 12 noon at St. John The Evangelist Catholic Church at the Wilde Lake Interfaith Center, 10431 Twin Rivers Rd., Columbia, MD 21044. Interment private. In lieu of flowers mail donations in Jocelyn's name to Small Miracles Cat Rescue, 10236A Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City, MD 21042. On line condolences may be made at www.witzkefuneralhomes.com
 
Edition: Final
Copyright (c) 2012 The Baltimore Sun Company

obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx

 

 

Jocelyn Berger is no longer with us passing away earlier this year.

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Geoffrey Paytas

July 5th, 1957 - February 19th, 2012

Geoff Paytas passed away earlier this year. He was one of the best trumpet players in the Wilde Lake High band, and was the brother of Greg Paytas class of 1976 who played trumpet as well. Was a level headed guy who had a good sense of things around him.

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 Name: Geoffrey D. Paytas

State of Issue: Maryland
Date of Birth: Friday July 05, 1957
Date of Death: Sunday February 19, 2012
Est. Age at Death: 54 years, 7 months, 14 days

Geoff Paytas passed away earlier this year. He was one of the best trumpet players in the Wilde Lake High band, and was the brother of Greg Paytas class of 1976 who played trumpet as well. Was a level headed guy who had a good sense of things around him.

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Kris King

August 8th, 1959 - November 26th, 2011

Still with an incredibly heavy heart it distresses me to share that in late Nov 2011, my older brother, the fiercely independent Kris King passed. Kris had clogged arteries, hypertension and an enlarged heart. Essentially it was a heart attack that happened quickly. 
 
He and I weren't quite a year apart, and ja, you knew we were sibs. He was a bit 'stealth' at WLHS and pretty much kept to himself. Some of you may have remembered him pitching for the baseball team. Ja, I still boast that Kris pitched to Cal Ripken, Jr. during his high school years, even if Cal won that 'battle.' 
 
High school was like 'jail' for the both of us, but Kris still excelled in his AP coursework, and was rabid about politics until the end. He always tried to prop me up and gird me on by telling me I was the smartest one in our family. Not true. Kris had it going on. 
 
Kris was my bond. I miss him, IMMENSELY...

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Still with an incredibly heavy heart it distresses me to share that in late Nov 2011, my older brother, the fiercely independent Kris King passed. Kris had clogged arteries, hypertension and an enlarged heart. Essentially it was a heart attack that happened quickly. 
 
He and I weren't quite a year apart, and ja, you knew we were sibs. He was a bit 'stealth' at WLHS and pretty much kept to himself. Some of you may have remembered him pitching for the baseball team. Ja, I still boast that Kris pitched to Cal Ripken, Jr. during his high school years, even if Cal won that 'battle.' 
 
High school was like 'jail' for the both of us, but Kris still excelled in his AP coursework, and was rabid about politics until the end. He always tried to prop me up and gird me on by telling me I was the smartest one in our family. Not true. Kris had it going on. 
 
Kris was my bond. I miss him, IMMENSELY...

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From Kimberly King on July 21st, 2012
Image Indeed, Kris liked to get his 'swerve on', but in this photo, I know he's rolling his eyes at our mom,  probably because of something flip she said. Kris wasn't a big smiler--this was about at close as he got to smiling. Sucha handsome devil! 
 

Linda Conner

1961 - October 16th, 2011

One-time banker who turned to teaching was a popular classroom figure
 
Linda W. Conner, a popular educator who had taught at Friends School and Jemicy School in Owings Mills, died Sunday, October 16, 2011 of breast cancer at her Towson home. She was 50. 

Linda Wright was born at what is now the Naval Medical Center Portsmouth in Virginia and raised in Columbia. After graduating in 1979 from Wilde Lake High School, she earned a bachelor's degree in 1983 in international relations from the University of Delaware.

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Linda W. Conner, a popular educator who had taught at Friends School and Jemicy School in Owings Mills, died Sunday, October 16, 2011 of breast cancer at her Towson home.
She was 50.
 
Linda Wright was born at what is now the Naval Medical Center Portsmouth in Virginia and raised in Columbia. After graduating in 1979 from Wilde Lake High School, she earned a bachelor's degree in 1983 in international relations from the University of Delaware.
 
Ms. Conner worked in mortgage banking for the Bank of Baltimore before the birth of her daughter, eventually returning to work in 1999 when she took a job as an administrative assistant in the pre-primary office at Friends School in Baltimore.Ms. Conner was later promoted to an associate teacher in the school's initial prefirst-grade class.
"I was looking at a teacher observation form that I did of Linda … and she began her class by saying, 'I'm going to close my eyes, and when I open them, I want to see a very beautiful circle,'" recalled Michelle Holland who is lower school principal at Friends. "On her observation sheet, I wrote, 'Linda, it's great to watch you teach. You're quite a natural!' She had a vibrant, kind sprit, and she'll be missed," said Dr. Holland. "She was a ball of enthusiasm and loved being at school and loved the children," said Dr. Holland. "She could teach a wide age-spread of children. She was very kind, loved to have fun, and smiled and laughed a lot."
 
Meredith Schlow, a former Evening Sun reporter and a longtime friend of Ms. Conner's, worked with her at Friends in the pre-primary department.
"My husband, who was working at home then, would drive our kids to school — we live 10 minutes away — and I wondered where he was. He told me they were hanging out in Linda's office before school having a really good time," said Ms. Schlow, who now teaches in the pre-kindergarten class at Friends, where she also assists in coaching the school's cross country team. "She really was the most fun and the most engaging person in my life. Things were always better and brighter when she was around," she said. "There was nothing that Linda couldn't do. She loved teaching and had a gift for it. She was very creative and quick."
 
In 2008, Ms. Conner left Friends and joined the upper school faculty of the Jemicy School in Owings Mills, where she taught writing and directed the school's publishing class.
"This would have been Linda's fourth year at Jemicy. She was also responsible for our yearbook and literary magazine — I used to call her my 'utility infielder.' She was a jack-of-all-trades," said Marcia K. Walker, head of Jemicy's upper school. "She'd always say, 'I will do whatever I have to, and I'll make it work,'" said Ms. Walker. "Nothing was ever too hard for Linda, who was utterly empathetic and expected excellence. She said that 'learning could be fun.' With her, everything was positive." 
Ms. Conner was diagnosed a decade ago with the breast cancer that would eventually claim her life after being in remission for five years.
"Linda was very careful. She didn't walk around telling people how sick she was," said Ms. Schlow. "She was very courageous and remained herself until the end."
 
"Last Friday, students at Jemicy held a "Pink Day" and a bake sale in their former teacher's honor, collecting nearly $2,000 to be donated to breast cancer research," said Ms. Schlow."Their team, 'Conner's Crew,' will participate in Sunday's Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in Hunt Valley," she said. "The team's shirts were silk-screened by Jemicy students with an image of a cowboy hat, a nod to Ms. Conner's love of country music."
 
A woman of wide-ranging interests, Ms. Conner loved vacationing in Ocean City and "driving around in her old red Saab convertible," said Ms. Schlow.
 
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday for Ms. Conner at the Roman Catholic Cathedral of Mary Our Queen, 5200 N. Charles St.
Surviving are three daughters, Mary Clare Conner, a sophomore at Temple University in Philadelphia, Anne Elizabeth Conner, a senior at George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology, and Margaret O'Hara "Meg" Conner, a sophomore at Friends; her father, Charles Wright of Columbia; her mother, Barbara Botens Wright of Columbia; a brother, Dale Wright of Columbia; and her companion of nine years, Mark Teeters of Catonsville. An earlier marriage to Mark O'Neil Conner ended in divorce. 
 
http://articles.baltimoresun.com/2011-10-21/news/bs-md-ob-linda-conner-20111021_1_jemicy-school-breast-cancer-evening-sun-reporter
 

One-time banker who turned to teaching was a popular classroom figure
 
Linda W. Conner, a popular educator who had taught at Friends School and Jemicy School in Owings Mills, died Sunday, October 16, 2011 of breast cancer at her Towson home. She was 50. 

Linda Wright was born at what is now the Naval Medical Center Portsmouth in Virginia and raised in Columbia. After graduating in 1979 from Wilde Lake High School, she earned a bachelor's degree in 1983 in international relations from the University of Delaware.

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Nora Scanlan (Hunt)

March 30th, 1940 - September 22nd, 2011

A teacher and a guidance counselor for more than four decades, including 30 years at Wilde Lake High School, Nora Scanlan died Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011, at the Gilchrist Center in Columbia after a long battle with cancer. She was 71.

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Nora (Hunt) Scanlan, 71, Wilde Lake guidance counselor for 30 years
 
A teacher and a guidance counselor for more than four decades, including 30 years at Wilde Lake High School, Nora Scanlan died Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011, at the Gilchrist Center in Columbia after a long battle with cancer. She was 71.
 
In an email to friends, Scanlan's husband, Ron Mayer, said Scanlan was pain-free and comfortable, and had spent her last day outside, enjoying the fall-like weather. The Columbia resident is survived by her husband, four children, one sister, two brothers and five grandchildren, as well as many nieces and nephews.
 
A memorial service is being held Saturday, Oct. 15, at 11 a.m. at the St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in the Wilde Lake Interfaith Center, in Columbia.
 
Born March 30, 1940, in Seattle, Scanlan attended Mundelein College in Illinois, and received her master's degree in guidance counseling from Queens College in New York City. From 1958-1968, she was a member of the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, a religious congregation of women in the Catholic church.
 
Sam Nissen, 75, of Columbia, worked with Scanlan for 27 years as a guidance counselor at Wilde Lake before retiring in 1999, three years before Scanlan retired. He said Scanlan had a special relationship with countless students.
 
"She was very close with the kids," he said. "We had an alphabetical list of which students would see which counselor, and students would always want to see Nora."
 
Nissen's wife, Anna, said Scanlan "was one of those bigger-than-life people. She had tremendous enthusiasm and an exuberance for life."
 
Friends say Scanlan enjoyed unique experiences such as climbing Mt. Rainier, rafting the Snake River, canoeing and cross-country skiing in the Boundary Waters Area in upper Minnesota, and traveling to such far-flung places as Tasmania and Alaska. She volunteered for eight years at Glacier and Yellowstone national parks, assisting park rangers.
 
Scanlan was first diagnosed with breast cancer 26 years ago, and helped lead the Howard County breast cancer support group, Reach to Recovery. Anna Nissen was with Scanlan when she learned the cancer had returned, and in turn, Scanlan was there for Anna Nissen when she learned she had cancer, as well.
 
"She called me so often this summer, asking how I was doing," she said. "She was so concerned. "That's the kind of heart she had, she was so concerned about me, and here she was dying of it." Scanlan had several reoccurrences of cancer over the years, and had been involved in a special trial study in New York City, said her friend Susan Connell. Connell remembered Scanlan as a "deep thinker and dear friend, always so concerned for everyone."
 
Connell first met Scanlan "20 or 30 years ago" when Connell was an editor with Patuxent Publishing Company, which publishes this newspaper, and Scanlan wrote the weekly column "Counselor's Corner" in the Columbia Flier.
 
Scanlan also was involved in the Columbia Foundation, the Howard Community College Nursing Board, the Claudia Mayer Cancer Center and the Women's Giving Circle of Howard County.
Connell described her friend as "an extraordinary woman, so intellectually curious and so adventuresome, full of mischief."
 
Anna Nissen had similar memories. Once, she recalled, their two families toured Central Europe together, and Anna had found a bed-and-breakfast in Poland that had been converted from an old jail. When asked if she'd like to stay there for a night, Scanlan's answer was, "Yes, absolutely," Nissen recalled. "She was always up for anything that was a little out of the ordinary," Nissen said.
 
Gifts in Scanlan's name may be sent to the Nora Scanlan Memorial Fund, Wilde Lake High School, 5460 Trumpeter Road, Columbia, MD 21044. The scholarship fund will benefit students graduating from Wilde Lake.
 
http://www.baltimoresun.com/explore/howard/news/community/ph-ho-cf-nora-scanlan-0929-20110927,0,3569703.story
 

A teacher and a guidance counselor for more than four decades, including 30 years at Wilde Lake High School, Nora Scanlan died Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011, at the Gilchrist Center in Columbia after a long battle with cancer. She was 71.

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Turbitt Brown

September 30th, 1954 - July 5th, 2011

Turbitt W. Brown of Fairfax, Va., died Tuesday, July 5, 2011. A graveside memorial service was performed 1 p.m. Saturday, July 23, in the Chesterfield Cemetery in Centreville.
 
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Turbitt W. Brown of Fairfax, Va., died Tuesday, July 5, 2011. A graveside memorial service was performed 1 p.m. Saturday, July 23, in the Chesterfield Cemetery in Centreville.
 
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Mike Rehbein

May 8th, 1958 - June 10th, 2011

....for a man , who was like a brother. I will always miss you.

Mike died of a heart attack at his place of work. He left behind a son Joey & daughter Kimberly, plus 7 grandkids. Joey has 2 boys & twin girls, Kimberly has 1 son & 2 daughters. The youngest is just a year & was born the day after Mike died.

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 Michael J Rehbein: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) Death Record

 
Name: Michael J. Rehbein
State of Issue: Maryland
Date of Birth: Thursday  May  08, 1958
Date of Death: Friday  June  10, 2011
Est. Age at Death: 53 years, 1 months, 2 days

....for a man , who was like a brother. I will always miss you.

Mike died of a heart attack at his place of work. He left behind a son Joey & daughter Kimberly, plus 7 grandkids. Joey has 2 boys & twin girls, Kimberly has 1 son & 2 daughters. The youngest is just a year & was born the day after Mike died.

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From Janice Jordan Irechukwu on August 4th, 2012
I remember Mike!  Who could forget, even after all these years!  He had the cutest little blue pickup truck, if a truck can be cute... Sorry to hear about his passing at such an early age! 
 
From Suzanne Jones (Jacobs) on September 12th, 2012


It was on the cul-de-sacs of Wooodward Gardens & Moonfall Way that I remember playing one summer with John, Mike & Billy Rehbein.
Great games of tag, keep-away, made up ball games and riding bikes with high handlebars, banana seats and sissy bars!  So much fun. I look back upon this time with such fondness.  So sorry to hear that Mike and John  have passed on.


 

Geoffrey Martin

February 22nd, 1958 - June 29th, 2010

Geoff Martin is no longer with us. He wrote for the yearbook that he enjoyed "lacrosse, basketball, football, skiing, traveling, writing, driving, talking, and most of all living!" For trivia he wrote: "WL is an easy place to keep a steady high."

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Geoffrey Alan Martin, 52, formally of 157 Corner Road, Mountain City, Tenn., passed away Tuesday, June 29, 2010, at the Life Care Center of Elizabethton following an extended illness. 
 
He was a self-employed painter/carpenter and a very loving dad. Mr. Martin was the son of Gruver H. and Lillian Jackson Martin of Catonsville, Md., and was born in Baltimore, Md.
 
In addition to his parents, he is survived by two daughters, Kalina Monti, Raleigh, and Jessica Martin, Greenville, N.C.; and three sisters, Jacqueline Spear, Wilmington,  Pamela Covington, Chestertown, Md., and Joanne Martin, Fishkill, N.Y.  

www2.wataugademocrat.com/Obituaries/story/Geoffrey-Alan-Martin-id-003159

Geoffrey A. Martin: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) Death Record
Name:Geoffrey A. Martin
State of Issue:Maryland
Date of Birth:Saturday  February  22, 1958
Date of Death:Tuesday  June  29, 2010
Est. Age at Death:52 years, 4 months, 7 days
Confirmation: Verified
Last known residence:
City: Mountain City
County: Johnson
State: Tennessee
ZIP Code: 37683

Geoff Martin is no longer with us. He wrote for the yearbook that he enjoyed "lacrosse, basketball, football, skiing, traveling, writing, driving, talking, and most of all living!" For trivia he wrote: "WL is an easy place to keep a steady high."

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From Gail Larkins on August 17th, 2012
So sorry this has been confirmed after two years of "rumors".  Jeff was my neighbor in Columbia and lots of memories of him shooting baskets in front of his garage.  Lots of hours talking with him, laughs and fun times.  He was a great friend and a wonderful person to know.  Sorry we lost touch with each other like so many of us have done over the years.  You are greatly missed Jeff.
 

Harvey Silverstein

August 4th, 1956 - June 25th, 2010

Harvey Silverstein, class of 1974, passed away on June 25,  2010 from a massive stroke.  He was living in south Florida where he had relocated after attending Florida Atlantic University and was married to Abby Steinberg with two young boys.  
 
Harvey grew up in Running Brook in the early 70's and played football while at WLHS.  He was also a car nut, driving his orange 1971 Nova around Columbia and hanging up at the Longfellow Wawa long into the night with his friends.  Harvey had a great sense of humor and was the center of attention when in a group. Stories of Harvey are legendary to those who hung with him at the Wawa for many years.  He always looked older with his beard and when wearing a leisure suit, could be mistaken for someones father, as did happen on one of his blind dates.  Harvey also was a meticulous person with his car.  His orange Chevy Nova was always washed and anyone who dared to leave anything in the car when exiting remembered it.  Our many trips to OC while playing The Beach Boys on his cassette player the entire way,  left Harvey nervous as the salt air attacked his prized procession.
 
Those years with Harvey before his move to Florida to attend FAU were memorable for the group who hung out at the Wawa and hit the clubs of College Park and Route 40.  His 70's light blue leisure suit and platform shoes were a sight to behold, as was his disco dancing which was delivered with a serious and Travolta worthy style.  I visited Harvey at FAU once with Brady Hoeck and then later was able to see him again when in Boca for a business conference years later where Harvey had settled working in the real estate business with his attorney wife where they ran two settlement offices.  We spoke by phone once or so a year and I could never get him to come up for the two reunions which occurred.  When I last spoke to him a year or so before his sudden passing, he was enjoying life with his two boys who were playing sports and also struggling somewhat with the the real estate crises which had added pressure on him.  Harvey's keen wit, intelligence, National Lampoon magazine collection and friendship will be missed forever.

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Harvey Silverstein, class of 1974, passed away on June 25,  2010 from a massive stroke.  He was living in south Florida where he had relocated after attending Florida Atlantic University and was married to Abby Steinberg with two young boys.  
 
Harvey grew up in Running Brook in the early 70's and played football while at WLHS.  He was also a car nut, driving his orange 1971 Nova around Columbia and hanging up at the Longfellow Wawa long into the night with his friends.  Harvey had a great sense of humor and was the center of attention when in a group. Stories of Harvey are legendary to those who hung with him at the Wawa for many years.  He always looked older with his beard and when wearing a leisure suit, could be mistaken for someones father, as did happen on one of his blind dates.  Harvey also was a meticulous person with his car.  His orange Chevy Nova was always washed and anyone who dared to leave anything in the car when exiting remembered it.  Our many trips to OC while playing The Beach Boys on his cassette player the entire way,  left Harvey nervous as the salt air attacked his prized procession.
 
Those years with Harvey before his move to Florida to attend FAU were memorable for the group who hung out at the Wawa and hit the clubs of College Park and Route 40.  His 70's light blue leisure suit and platform shoes were a sight to behold, as was his disco dancing which was delivered with a serious and Travolta worthy style.  I visited Harvey at FAU once with Brady Hoeck and then later was able to see him again when in Boca for a business conference years later where Harvey had settled working in the real estate business with his attorney wife where they ran two settlement offices.  We spoke by phone once or so a year and I could never get him to come up for the two reunions which occurred.  When I last spoke to him a year or so before his sudden passing, he was enjoying life with his two boys who were playing sports and also struggling somewhat with the the real estate crises which had added pressure on him.  Harvey's keen wit, intelligence, National Lampoon magazine collection and friendship will be missed forever.

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Darien Turnage

January 26th, 1961 - March 5th, 2010

Darien DeLeon Turnage of Northfield and Montague died Friday, March 5, 2010.  Darien was born January 26, 1961 in Wilmington, N.C., to Sarah and Theodore Turnage.  He grew up in Columbia, Maryland with his parents and four sisters, spending vacations at the family cabin in Northfield. 

Darien graduated from Wilde Lake High School in 1978, learned carpentry and briefly pursued an engineering degree before departing the east coast to explore a life of travel and adventure.

As a teenager, Darien's combination of tremendous strength, natural athleticism, and love of being outdoors led him to pursue activities such as BMX bicycle racing (ranking fifth on the east coast as part of Team Hutch) and sailboat racing, competing on the Chesapeake Bay circuit, winning two races to Bermuda, and sailing with an America's Cup team.  While working for Barbarossa in Milan, Italy, he designed the "air block", a type of winch that is now found on all sailboats.

Darien was a progressive thinker and a man of many interests, including alternative energy, bicycle touring, electric cars, natural health, world and roots music,  photography, design, non-violent communication, personal growth, volunteering, living food, vipisanna meditatin and juicing!

Darien lived in California and Arizona for much of his 20s before returning to Maryland where his son, Aidan O'Brien Turnage, was born in 1997.  From the moment of his birth, Aidan was the light of Darien's life, a sturdy boy to whom Darien loved to refer as "the new model."   Darien enjoyed discussing ideas with his son and teaching him the many practical skills at which Darien was so adept, from car mechanics to chopping and stacking wood and more.

Darien and his family moved to Northfield in 1999 where Darien designed and built a small well-insulated house on the Turnage cabin property.   In 2002 he broke his right leg and began transitioning his livelihood from carpentry to design and project development.  He earned an associate's degree in engineering technology from Springfield College in the early 2000s and began working at the Australis fish farm in Turners Falls, where he helped design and build their West Side expansion.  Darien was working as a consultant for Australis at the time of his death.

Darien was an inspirational person who will be remembered always for his generosity, warm heart, charm and radiance.   He leaves behind his beloved son, Aidan O'Brien Turnage of Putney, Vt., his mother Sarah of Columbia, Md., four sisters, Caroline Turnage of New York City, Doree and Thea Turnage of Columbia, Maryland, and Ellen Carias-Sanchez of Westminster, Md.,  as well as two nieces and one nephew. 

From Thea Turnage on September 28th, 2012  

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 Memorial Service for Darien Turnage

 
Sadly, we are letting the community know of the death on March 5th 2010 of Darien Turnage. Calling hours will be on Wednesday March 
10th at 6:00 PM, followed by a memorial Service at the Kidder Funeral Home in Northfield. In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Aidan O'Brien Turnage education fund c/o Thea Turnage 5411 Hildebrand Court, Columbia, MD 21044

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Darien DeLeon Turnage of Northfield and Montague died Friday, March 5, 2010.  Darien was born January 26, 1961 in Wilmington, N.C., to Sarah and Theodore Turnage.  He grew up in Columbia, Maryland with his parents and four sisters, spending vacations at the family cabin in Northfield. 

Darien graduated from Wilde Lake High School in 1978, learned carpentry and briefly pursued an engineering degree before departing the east coast to explore a life of travel and adventure.

As a teenager, Darien's combination of tremendous strength, natural athleticism, and love of being outdoors led him to pursue activities such as BMX bicycle racing (ranking fifth on the east coast as part of Team Hutch) and sailboat racing, competing on the Chesapeake Bay circuit, winning two races to Bermuda, and sailing with an America's Cup team.  While working for Barbarossa in Milan, Italy, he designed the "air block", a type of winch that is now found on all sailboats.

Darien was a progressive thinker and a man of many interests, including alternative energy, bicycle touring, electric cars, natural health, world and roots music,  photography, design, non-violent communication, personal growth, volunteering, living food, vipisanna meditatin and juicing!

Darien lived in California and Arizona for much of his 20s before returning to Maryland where his son, Aidan O'Brien Turnage, was born in 1997.  From the moment of his birth, Aidan was the light of Darien's life, a sturdy boy to whom Darien loved to refer as "the new model."   Darien enjoyed discussing ideas with his son and teaching him the many practical skills at which Darien was so adept, from car mechanics to chopping and stacking wood and more.

Darien and his family moved to Northfield in 1999 where Darien designed and built a small well-insulated house on the Turnage cabin property.   In 2002 he broke his right leg and began transitioning his livelihood from carpentry to design and project development.  He earned an associate's degree in engineering technology from Springfield College in the early 2000s and began working at the Australis fish farm in Turners Falls, where he helped design and build their West Side expansion.  Darien was working as a consultant for Australis at the time of his death.

Darien was an inspirational person who will be remembered always for his generosity, warm heart, charm and radiance.   He leaves behind his beloved son, Aidan O'Brien Turnage of Putney, Vt., his mother Sarah of Columbia, Md., four sisters, Caroline Turnage of New York City, Doree and Thea Turnage of Columbia, Maryland, and Ellen Carias-Sanchez of Westminster, Md.,  as well as two nieces and one nephew. 

From Thea Turnage on September 28th, 2012  

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From Thea Turnage on September 28th, 2012
 Darien's Obituary - Greenfield, Massachusetts Recorder (March 9, 2010)

Darien DeLeon Turnage of Northfield and Montague died Friday, March 5, 2010.  Darien was born January 26, 1961 in Wilmington, N.C., to Sarah and Theodore Turnage.  He grew up in Columbia, Maryland with his parents and four sisters, spending vacations at the family cabin in Northfield.  

Darien graduated from Wilde Lake High School in 1978, learned carpentry and briefly pursued an engineering degree before departing the east coast to explore a life of travel and adventure.

As a teenager, Darien's combination of tremendous strength, natural athleticism, and love of being outdoors led him to pursue activities such as BMX bicycle racing (ranking fifth on the east coast as part of Team Hutch) and sailboat racing, competing on the Chesapeake Bay circuit, winning two races to Bermuda, and sailing with an America's Cup team.  While working for Barbarossa in Milan, Italy, he designed the "air block", a type of winch that is now found on all sailboats.

Darien was a progressive thinker and a man of many interests, including alternative energy, bicycle touring, electric cars, natural health, world and roots music,  photography, design, non-violent communication, personal growth, volunteering, living food, vipisanna meditatin and juicing!

Darien lived in California and Arizona for much of his 20s before returning to Maryland where his son, Aidan O'Brien Turnage, was born in 1997.  From the moment of his birth, Aidan was the light of Darien's life, a sturdy boy to whom Darien loved to refer as "the new model."   Darien enjoyed discussing ideas with his son and teaching him the many practical skills at which Darien was so adept, from car mechanics to chopping and stacking wood and more.

Darien and his family moved to Northfield in 1999 where Darien designed and built a small well-insulated house on the Turnage cabin property.   In 2002 he broke his right leg and began transitioning his livelihood from carpentry to design and project development.  He earned an associate's degree in engineering technology from Springfield College in the early 2000s and began working at the Australis fish farm in Turners Falls, where he helped design and build their West Side expansion.  Darien was working as a consultant for Australis at the time of his death.

Darien was an inspirational person who will be remembered always for his generosity, warm heart, charm and radiance.   He leaves behind his beloved son, Aidan O'Brien Turnage of Putney, Vt., his mother Sarah of Columbia, Md., four sisters, Caroline Turnage of New York City, Doree and Thea Turnage of Columbia, Maryland, and Ellen Carias-Sanchez of Westminster, Md.,  as well as two nieces and one nephew.  
 


 
 

John Clayton

January 28th, 1960 - January 28th, 2010

I grew up with and was friends with John Clayton, and he is no longer with us from the class of 1978.He was always easy to get along with, and had a great sense of humor.

My thoughts and prayers go out to John's family and friends. We all have fond memories of our time with John and we will miss him. It seems like yesterday we all shared our love of film together."
- Tim Davis (Stafford, VA)

"We were so shocked to hear about John's passing. John and I have known each other for nearly 20 years, and shared a love for movies. We even had several discussions about screenwriting, something John loved as well. Rest in peace, my friend. -Mitch"
- Mitch Kelly and Anya Klein (Columbia, MD)

"So sorry to hear of your loss. RIP John."
- Ted A. Bohus (Park Ridge, NJ)

"I reconnected with John for a short time about 5 years ago. It was nice seeing him then and I'm sorry we didn't keep up the connection. In an odd turn, I suppose, when I met him it was the first time I'd ever heard of the Jemicy School. My daughter..."
- Mike Field (Baltimore, MD)

Words fail me....he was a gentle soul. We will meet again."
- Charlie Wittig (Dundalk, MD)

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John Charles Clayton , born January 28, 1960, died January 28, 2010 in Neptune, NJ. Formerly of Columbia, MD; survived by mother Sally W. Clayton and the late Philip S. Clayton; step father Les Graef; brothers Robert and Douglas; sister-in-law, Akiko; two step brothers Tom and Ted Graef.
Memorial gathering 11:00 A.M. Saturday, February 6, 2010 at Divinity Lutheran Church, 1220 Providence Road, Towson, 21286. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to Sandtown Habitat for Humanity, 1300 N. Fulton Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21217.

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/baltimoresun/obituary.aspx?n=john-charles-clayton&pid=139256172&fb_source=message

I grew up with and was friends with John Clayton, and he is no longer with us from the class of 1978.He was always easy to get along with, and had a great sense of humor.

My thoughts and prayers go out to John's family and friends. We all have fond memories of our time with John and we will miss him. It seems like yesterday we all shared our love of film together."
- Tim Davis (Stafford, VA)

"We were so shocked to hear about John's passing. John and I have known each other for nearly 20 years, and shared a love for movies. We even had several discussions about screenwriting, something John loved as well. Rest in peace, my friend. -Mitch"
- Mitch Kelly and Anya Klein (Columbia, MD)

"So sorry to hear of your loss. RIP John."
- Ted A. Bohus (Park Ridge, NJ)

"I reconnected with John for a short time about 5 years ago. It was nice seeing him then and I'm sorry we didn't keep up the connection. In an odd turn, I suppose, when I met him it was the first time I'd ever heard of the Jemicy School. My daughter..."
- Mike Field (Baltimore, MD)

Words fail me....he was a gentle soul. We will meet again."
- Charlie Wittig (Dundalk, MD)

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From John Gardner on October 9th, 2012
I used to ride my bike to John's house and he had this gigantic box of comics books which he would let me go through and just hang out and read.  Charlie said "he was a gentle soul" and that just about says it all. John Gardner
 

Moises M. (Lefty) Carrasco III

- - January 24th, 2010

One of my best friends ever, Moises “Lefty” Carrasco is no longer with us. He passed away a few years ago. We hadn’t been that close in recent years due to us living in different parts of the country….him in New England, me in south Florida, that is until the unfortunate occurred…..he came down with leukemia. Then I rediscovered the bond we had, and similar interests which never went away.

The first time I had met Lefty was at Slayton House in the Wilde Lake Village Green, I had just finished a performance with the Maryland Youth Symphony on a Saturday afternoon. All of a sudden this bright faced enthusiastic guy was at the edge of the stage trying to get my attention. It was Lefty, he was at the performance and thought it was great. He mentioned that he played music and wanted to be in the orchestra. I told him how to go about it, and we hit it off right from the start. It’s like certain people you meet in your life, and you know that there’s something more there.

He started at Wilde Lake High my sophomore year, and his presence with the music program gave the entire place the feeling of coolness. Just by being there close friendships got closer, and we began to have the time of our lives from that point on. He was the guy you went to when you didn’t have a bottle opener for one (they didn’t use to twist off). He would just bite the top off in a second! We tried just about every beer that ever existed, and it was great!

We also had the same tastes in girls, which conflicted a bit at times since we were trying to get the same ones….at the same time, which didn’t usually work so well.

Lefty was at Wilde Lake High for two years through spring of 1977. When those in the class of 1978 started our senior year he had moved with his father to Adelphi starting at High Point High School. My wife ironically is a ’74 graduate of High Point High. That ended up working out well, since when I met my wife in ‘82 and moved in together, I was near Lefty again. Right away we were over the Golden Dome at Beltway Plaza plugging massive amounts of quarters into the pin ball and video games! We hung out for several years around the Beltsville area, then he moved to Dallas. We kept in touch of course. That’s where he met Judy, moved to Massachusetts, and got married.

It’s not easy sometimes thinking about people who are gone, but I think Moises Carrasco III (Lefty) would want us looking at photos of him having fun, and remembering all the good times, not being down about his passing. He was about good time, not about bad times. Right to the end Lefty stayed positive and in good humor. No doubt he’s somewhere in spirit, still looking on the bright side of everything, and giving a big fat moon to anyone who has a problem with that.

Good to remember you buddy, you’re not gone because we’re thinking about you and keeping the legacy going.

Dan

Class of 1979

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HAVERHILL, Mass. — Moises M. Carrasco III, 48, of Haverhill, Mass., died January 24, 2010, after a two-year battle with leukemia.

He was born in San Antonio, Texas, on September 14, 1961. Moises graduated from High Point High School in Beltsville, Md., and attended the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore, Md.

He married his wife, Judy, on September 22, 1990, in Newburyport, Mass., and they had a son, Moises IV, born on September 12, 1994. Survivors include his wife and son of Haverhill, Mass.; his mother and stepfather, Danielle and Edwin Gibbard of Brentwood, Essex, England; and his father and his wife, Moises and Inez Carrasco of Georgetown, Texas; as well as several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. In addition, he is survived by his mother-in-law, Evelyn O. Davis of Rutland, Vt., as well as Judy's sisters and brothers and their spouses and families.

Music was his passion and he started his working career at Lewis & Hitchcock in 1980 as an organ builder. In 1983, he uprooted from the D.C. area and headed to the southwest to his native state of Texas and worked for Schudi Organ Co. in Dallas, Texas. He worked in many capacities at Schudi from 1983 to 1986. While doing an installation in Hamilton, Mass., in 1986 for Schudi, he fell in love with New England and decided he wanted to stay in the area. He worked for various organ builders in the area, Noack Organ Co., George Bozeman and Andover Organ Co. until 1998. At the age of 40, he did a complete career change and went to work for Bell Atlantic Yellow Pages (currently known as Idearc Media) and worked in their IT department. Although he left organ building, music continued for him with his beloved tuba(s). He played with various orchestras in the area, Phillips Andover Academy Orchestras, Merrimack Valley Philharmonic and Reading Symphony, as well as various freelance projects when called upon.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Moises M. Carrasco IV college education fund, in care of NMTW Credit Union, 110 Newbury St., Danvers, MA 01923; or to the Massachusetts General Hospital Development Office for Leukemia Research, 155 Cambridge St., Suite 600, Boston, MA 02114.

Arrangements are under the direction of Berube-Comeau Funeral Home, 47 Broadway, Haverhill, MA 01832.

www.rutlandherald.com/article/20100128/OBITUARIES/1280350/-1/RSS10

One of my best friends ever, Moises “Lefty” Carrasco is no longer with us. He passed away a few years ago. We hadn’t been that close in recent years due to us living in different parts of the country….him in New England, me in south Florida, that is until the unfortunate occurred…..he came down with leukemia. Then I rediscovered the bond we had, and similar interests which never went away.

The first time I had met Lefty was at Slayton House in the Wilde Lake Village Green, I had just finished a performance with the Maryland Youth Symphony on a Saturday afternoon. All of a sudden this bright faced enthusiastic guy was at the edge of the stage trying to get my attention. It was Lefty, he was at the performance and thought it was great. He mentioned that he played music and wanted to be in the orchestra. I told him how to go about it, and we hit it off right from the start. It’s like certain people you meet in your life, and you know that there’s something more there.

He started at Wilde Lake High my sophomore year, and his presence with the music program gave the entire place the feeling of coolness. Just by being there close friendships got closer, and we began to have the time of our lives from that point on. He was the guy you went to when you didn’t have a bottle opener for one (they didn’t use to twist off). He would just bite the top off in a second! We tried just about every beer that ever existed, and it was great!

We also had the same tastes in girls, which conflicted a bit at times since we were trying to get the same ones….at the same time, which didn’t usually work so well.

Lefty was at Wilde Lake High for two years through spring of 1977. When those in the class of 1978 started our senior year he had moved with his father to Adelphi starting at High Point High School. My wife ironically is a ’74 graduate of High Point High. That ended up working out well, since when I met my wife in ‘82 and moved in together, I was near Lefty again. Right away we were over the Golden Dome at Beltway Plaza plugging massive amounts of quarters into the pin ball and video games! We hung out for several years around the Beltsville area, then he moved to Dallas. We kept in touch of course. That’s where he met Judy, moved to Massachusetts, and got married.

It’s not easy sometimes thinking about people who are gone, but I think Moises Carrasco III (Lefty) would want us looking at photos of him having fun, and remembering all the good times, not being down about his passing. He was about good time, not about bad times. Right to the end Lefty stayed positive and in good humor. No doubt he’s somewhere in spirit, still looking on the bright side of everything, and giving a big fat moon to anyone who has a problem with that.

Good to remember you buddy, you’re not gone because we’re thinking about you and keeping the legacy going.

Dan

Class of 1979

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From Tosh Pott on October 9th, 2012
Lefty was da man.  As much at the center of the Band scene as I was at its edges.  You will be missed!!
 

Morna Berdit

- - September 11th, 2008

My sister  passed away on 9/11/08. She was a survivor and fighter. She graduated from WL in 1974. I love you Mo. You will always be my hero.

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My sister  passed away on 9/11/08. She was a survivor and fighter. She graduated from WL in 1974. I love you Mo. You will always be my hero.

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From suzanne bierer on July 1st, 2012
Image                      Out beyond ideas
         of wrongdoing and rightdoing, 
      there is a field.  I'll meet you there.

      When the soul lies down in that grass,
           the world is too full to talk about.
           Ideas, language, even the phrase
      "each other" doesn't make any sense. 
                                                                             
                                                                            ~Rumi.
                        
                                      I miss you Morna.  

 

Yvette Brooks

1960 - April 5th, 2008

Yvette Brooks sister of Eric Brooks WLHS class of 1976 is no longer with us passing away April 5, 2008. 

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BROOKS, YVETTE D.: Newspaper Obituary and Death Notice

 
Sun, The (Baltimore, MD) - Wednesday, April 9, 2008
Deceased Name: BROOKS, YVETTE D.
 
On April 5, 2008, YVETTE D. BROOKS, beloved daughter of Mrs. Lorraise Brooks. The family will receive friends on Thursday, April 10, 2008 at Howell Funeral Home, 10220 Guilford Rd, Jessup, MD, Howard County from 3 to 8 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the Sanctuary of St. Mark United Methodist Church, 1440 Dorsey Rd, Hanover, MD. Wake 11 to 11:30 a.m. Service will follow. Interment Saint Rest Cemetery. Inquiries to: 1-301-604-0101.
 
Edition: Final
Copyright (c) 2008 The Baltimore Sun Company

Yvette Brooks sister of Eric Brooks WLHS class of 1976 is no longer with us passing away April 5, 2008. 

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Leila Dunsmore

1960 - September 22nd, 2007

"It is with great sorrow and a deep sense of loss that University of Maryland Department of Resident Life staff members announce the passing on September 22, 2007 of our beloved colleague and friend Leila Dunsmore."

www.resnet.umd.edu/announcements/memorials/dunsmore/

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 "It is with great sorrow and a deep sense of loss that University of Maryland Department of Resident Life staff members announce the passing on September 22, 2007 of our beloved colleague and friend Leila Dunsmore.

 
Leila joined the Department of Resident Life on January 8, 2001 as a Public Inquiry Coordinator in the Assignments Office.   Previously, she had worked for the Department of Art History and Archaeology here at the university.  She was a proud alumna of the University of Maryland receiving both a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Fine Arts degree from this institution.  She was a lover of the arts and also quite fond of her cats and her canine friend Rudy.  She spoke of her partner Michael, her friends Emily and Patrick, and her family with special fondness and affection.
 
As a member of the Assignments Office, Leila was known for her continuous desire to improve her skills and knowledge of the position and to help her fellow staff members. “She was always willing to put her own duties aside to help me or the other coordinators,” recalls one friend and colleague. Leila could often be found after the office closed completing some of the days’ tasks that had been placed on hold to help another. She served as an advocate for her fellow Public Inquiry Coordinators to insure they received all the necessary information and support to perform their job duties.
 
Leila was characterized by the quiet competence she brought to her work. Never one to seek attention, she excelled in building rapport with her colleagues by her positive demeanor, her commitment to service, and her desire to personally help each student, parent or fellow staff member she came into contact with on a daily basis. Those of us who worked and interacted with Leila on a regular basis had nothing but respect for her approach to work and the kindness and gentleness she displayed in her interpersonal relationships.
 
We, as her friends and colleagues, are saddened by the untimely passing of Leila Dunsmore, but are thankful and better for the experience of having had an opportunity to get to know this special individual. Our sympathies and positive wishes go out to those 
closest to Leila and may they find comfort in the positive way she
touched those around her during this most difficult time."

"It is with great sorrow and a deep sense of loss that University of Maryland Department of Resident Life staff members announce the passing on September 22, 2007 of our beloved colleague and friend Leila Dunsmore."

www.resnet.umd.edu/announcements/memorials/dunsmore/

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Mary Karcha (Bork)

- - May 14th, 2007

Mary Bork Class of 1979 is no longer with us losing her fight with breast cancer several years back. She was a member of the Wilde Lake drill team. We went to the Wilde Lake High 1976 homecoming dance together.

Life Story as posted in her profile on Classmates.com
"I graduated in 1984 with my nursing degree from University of Delaware. I married Bob Karcha in January of 1985, and moved to Amherst, Massachusetts for 5 years. We moved back to Delaware (between Newark and Wilmington) in 1989, and have lived here ever since. I work as a pediatric registered nurse at the DuPont Hospital for Children here in Wilmington, and Bob is a high school chemistry teacher. We have a daughter, Beth (14), and a son, Jamie(12)." (written in 1994)

* Mary died from metastatic breast cancer on May 14, 2007.

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Mary Bork Karcha of Elkton, formerly of Columbia, died of cancer May 14 at her home. She was 44.

Born in Yonkers, N.Y., she and her family moved to Columbia in 1969. She was a 1979 graduate of Wilde Lake High School and earned her bachelor's degree in nursing from the University of Delaware in 1984. She was nurse manager of Kids Health on Call at the A.I. duPont Hospital in Wilmington, Del.

Surviving her are her husband, Robert Karcha; a daughter, Elizabeth Karcha; a son, James Karcha; her parents, Theodore and Wilma Bork of Columbia; three brothers, Paul and David Bork of Columbia, and Jon Bork of Chandler, Ariz.; and two sisters, Linda Bork of Boston and Carol Viney of Westminster.

A memorial service was held in Elkton May 20.

http://archives.explorehoward.com/news/6025758/obituaries/

Mary Bork Class of 1979 is no longer with us losing her fight with breast cancer several years back. She was a member of the Wilde Lake drill team. We went to the Wilde Lake High 1976 homecoming dance together.

Life Story as posted in her profile on Classmates.com
"I graduated in 1984 with my nursing degree from University of Delaware. I married Bob Karcha in January of 1985, and moved to Amherst, Massachusetts for 5 years. We moved back to Delaware (between Newark and Wilmington) in 1989, and have lived here ever since. I work as a pediatric registered nurse at the DuPont Hospital for Children here in Wilmington, and Bob is a high school chemistry teacher. We have a daughter, Beth (14), and a son, Jamie(12)." (written in 1994)

* Mary died from metastatic breast cancer on May 14, 2007.

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From Tosh Keune on October 9th, 2012
Mary was one of the straightest most squared away people I ever knew but somehow she ended up hanging in the other circles of the Sarah Fisher/Liz Neiman crowd within which many many characters (freaks and geeks) thrived.  Being a Nurse sounds like about the perfect gig for Mary.  Sorry about those times when my risk taking at spades caused you chaos. I try to be chaotic good but it doesn't always work. 

Rest in Peace
 

Bambi McCauley

- - March 20th, 2007

I remember Bambi from the middle and high school bands. She was one of the kindest people I've ever known. She would go out of her way to think of others rather than herself.

It hit me hard when I heard that Bambi had passed away in March 2007. I hadn’t seen her in 30 years, but in my view the world has lost a bit of light with her gone.

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Bambi L. McCauley, 47
Longtime bartender
March 31, 2007


Bambi Lynn "Bam-Bam" McCauley, a longtime bartender, died of breast cancer March 20 at Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care. She was 47.

Ms. McCauley was born in Peoria, Ill., the daughter of a Navy test pilot. She spent her early years on several military bases before moving to Columbia with her family.

She was a 1977 graduate of Wilde Lake High School and earned a bachelor's degree in business from the University of Maryland, College Park in 1982.

Ms. McCauley worked in computer sales before becoming a bartender.

She had waitressed during college and loved being around people. She was a much-loved bartender who was known for her outgoing personality and quick wit," said a sister, Dianne M. Carlson of Ellicott City. She was also called "Bambino" and "Sparky."

Ms. McCauley worked for about 15 years at the now-closed Phineas in Rockville, and for the last decade had bartended at That's Amore, an Italian restaurant, in Rockville and Shady Grove.

The former longtime Olney resident enjoyed shopping, gymnastics and listening to music.

Ms. McCauley was a member of Kittamaqundi Community Church in Oliver's Carriage House, 5410 Leaf Treader Way, Columbia.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at the church.

Also surviving are her mother, Gerry L. Landrum, and stepfather, Randolph G. Malm of Columbia; three other sisters, Dawn E. McCauley of Columbia, Christa M. Guzzo of Tampa, Fla., and Chantel C. Smith of Leesburg, Va.; maternal grandparents Joseph H. and Evelyn A. Bowdle of Belle Center, Ohio; her former stepfather Dallas D. Landrum of Stockton, Calif.; three stepbrothers, Stephen M. Landrum of Gaithersburg, David C. Landrum of Farmville, Va., and Michael A. Landrum of New Zealand; and three stepsisters, Margaret L. Schraff of Charlotte, N.C., E. Rebecca Allen of Apex, N.C., and Rachel L. Crumble of Chattanooga, Tenn.

http://articles.baltimoresun.com/2007-03-31/news/0703310025_1_mccauley-bartender-landrum
 

I remember Bambi from the middle and high school bands. She was one of the kindest people I've ever known. She would go out of her way to think of others rather than herself.

It hit me hard when I heard that Bambi had passed away in March 2007. I hadn’t seen her in 30 years, but in my view the world has lost a bit of light with her gone.

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Kermit Wheeler

- - November 24th, 2006

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From Dan Carlson on June 1st, 2012
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I remember Kermit from school. Was a great guy.

Thanks for posting.

 

John Rehbein

May 5th, 1955 - September 11th, 2006

 John Rehbein is no longer with us, passing away September 11, 2006.

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REHBEIN, JOHN W.: Newspaper Obituary and Death Notice
 
Sun, The (Baltimore, MD) - Wednesday, September 13, 2006
 
Deceased Name: REHBEIN, JOHN W.
 
On September 11, 2006, JOHN W. REHBEIN beloved son of Peggy E. (nee Schneider) and the late William F. Rehbein, brother of Michael J., and William E., and his wife Valerie M. He was also an uncle of four and a great uncle of two. A prayer service will be held Thursday, 7P.M at HARRY H. WITZKE'S FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, INC., 4112 Old Columbia Pike, Ellicott City, where friends are welcome to visit with the family until 9 P.M. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association.
Edition: Final
 
Copyright (c) 2006 The Baltimore Sun Company

 John Rehbein is no longer with us, passing away September 11, 2006.

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From Suzanne Jones (Jacobs) on September 12th, 2012
I remember meeting John.  He was so excited about an Elton John concert, talking about how this fellow had been all over the piano  and wore some very strange sounding clothing  What did I know?--I was only age 11 or 12 at the time.  We became friends that summer and spent an awful lot of  time playing games out on the cul-de-sacs near our houses in Running Brook.  Years later, I recall seeing him at the Double-T after-hours--we'd all been out clubbing and were grabbing a bite to eat.  So sorry to hear that John & his brother Mike have passed on. 
 

Donald Bogdanski

July 4th, 1960 - April 30th, 2006

Growing up Donald Bogdanski was one of my best friends in Faulkner Ridge. I picked up the Tenor Sax to play  in Faulkner Ridge elementary band, he started on drums. We were both heavy into flying gas powered Cox planes launching from the Faulkner Ridge baseball field. Went into playing complex military board games such as Blitzkrieg, and joined the Civil Air Patrol together, and read in depth about military combat.

We managed to increase the transmission power of several sets of walkie-talkies and radios using transformers, which would reach around Faulkner Ridge to avoid having to use phones. We were major electronics freaks, always repairing tvs, radios, etc and testing the limits of electric trains.

Rode all over Columbia on the bikes, and overall just had a great time. He was a good friend growing up. Unfortunately he was too sick for our first reunion in ‘97, and he passed away before our second in 2007. He will be missed.

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Donald Frank Bogdanski Jr. of Columbia died from complications of diabetes April 30 at his residence. He was 45.

Born July 4, 1960, in Arlington, Va., he worked in television production at Howard Community College.

Surviving him are his parents, Donald F. and Marita A. Katalinas Bogdanski; a brother, Brian T. Bogdanski; and two sisters, Erin M. Cuddington and Leigh A. Scott.

Funeral services were held May 5, 2006 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Columbia. Interment was in Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Silver Spring.

 

Growing up Donald Bogdanski was one of my best friends in Faulkner Ridge. I picked up the Tenor Sax to play  in Faulkner Ridge elementary band, he started on drums. We were both heavy into flying gas powered Cox planes launching from the Faulkner Ridge baseball field. Went into playing complex military board games such as Blitzkrieg, and joined the Civil Air Patrol together, and read in depth about military combat.

We managed to increase the transmission power of several sets of walkie-talkies and radios using transformers, which would reach around Faulkner Ridge to avoid having to use phones. We were major electronics freaks, always repairing tvs, radios, etc and testing the limits of electric trains.

Rode all over Columbia on the bikes, and overall just had a great time. He was a good friend growing up. Unfortunately he was too sick for our first reunion in ‘97, and he passed away before our second in 2007. He will be missed.

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Cathy Maynard (Lauer)

April 13th, 1959 - March 27th, 2005

Cathy Lauer Maynard passed away April 13, 2005

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 MAYNARD, CATHERINE (nee Lauer): Newspaper Obituary and Death Notice

St. Louis Post-Dispatch (MO) - Wednesday, March 30, 2005
Deceased Name: MAYNARD, CATHERINE (nee Lauer)

MAYNARD, CATHERINE (nee Lauer), Sunday, March 27, 2005; mother of Lorne Lauer, Paul and Sabrina Lauer-Klein; daughter of Bruce Lauer; sister of Denise (Scott) Pedrotti and Brad Lauer; aunt of Vicki and David Briley and Carolyn Fischer. A private cremation was held. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Edition: Five Star Late Lift

Copyright, 2005, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

 

 

 

Cathy Lauer Maynard passed away April 13, 2005

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From Beth Williams on July 5th, 2012
I was not close to  Cathy, but we did have some classes together, and I believe were in gymnastics in middle school(?)   I remember her as always being a pleasant and friendly person with a great smile and sense of humor.  I did not realize she had passed away.  God bless her, her sister Yvette and their famiy for having to endure the loss of two daughters.
 
From Beth Williams on July 8th, 2012
My mistake, Cathy's sister was Yvonne.    Does anyone know when Cathy died?  So sorry to hear this.
 
From Karen Breeden on September 30th, 2012
I was friends with Cathy in school and would see her occasionally over the years.  I had moved back to Maryland by the time she was diagnosed with cancer. Sue (Herman) and I would visit her in the hospital.  She had brain cancer.













 
From Sabrina La Rochelle on October 18th, 2012
Hello my mom died Easter March 27, 2005.
 

Melanie Brunner (Stagg)

- - July 24th, 2004

Melanie Stagg Brunner Wilde Lake High Class of 1974 passed away July 24, 2004

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On July 24, 2004, MELANIE J. (Stagg) BRUNNER, of Columbia; beloved wife of John C. Brunner; loving mother of Christine M., Katherine M. and John J. Brunner, II; daughter of the late Beatrice Jean and Stewart E. Stagg; sister of Carole Dail; daughter-in-law of John J. and L. Helene Brunner; sister-in-law of Sharon and John Skozilas, Barbara and Walter Marshall, Rosanne and Steve Terman and Teresa and Michael Guercio. Family will receive friends Tuesday 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M. at HARRY H. WITZKE'S FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, INC., 4112 Old Columbia Pike, Ellicott City. Mass of Christian Burial, Wednesday 11 A.M. at St. Louis Catholic Church. Entombment Columbia Memorial Park. 

http://articles.baltimoresun.com/2004-07-27/news/0407270400_1_brunner-melanie-j-columbia



Melanie Stagg Brunner Wilde Lake High Class of 1974 passed away July 24, 2004

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David Dixon (Buffalo)

December 5th, 1957 - December 3rd, 2003

I feel our friend Buffalo would want us to remember him for this event. There have already been quite a few people who have written on Facebook how they remembered and loved the guy.

In my experience Buffalo was one of the coolest guys I knew, and an excellent musician. He played in the Wilde Lake High Soul Band and Jazz Band. In fact, if we ever needed  somebody to play bass for us within the music dept or a party outside....he was there to help. He didn't get caught up in a black vs. white thing, he just loved music and  played it well.

Buffalo Dixon is somebody I would say is an excellent representation of what Columbia Maryland says to the world about the vision of Jim Rouse. Move away from hatred  and learn to live with each other Mr. Rouse might say, and have a great time doing it. Don't get caught up in just serving yourself, help others because in the end it helps  you.

So...it's been a few years I know, and maybe I'm late in writing this. Just want his spirit to play on within this reunion. No doubt he would give me a hand if I asked him to lay down a heavy bass line for us this fall.

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Columbia bassist, 45, remembered for `electric' onstage presence
By Jennifer Surface

Posted 1/08/04

Bass guitar provided both a passion and career for Yerby David Dixon. He pursued his love of music as a member of several bands and passed that interest on to his children. "He had a truly funky thumb. He would thump and pick the guitar - he was the funkiest bass player in the tri-state area," said Mr. Dixon's wife, Judie Dixon.

David "Buffalo" Dixon of Columbia died of heart failure Dec. 3 at Howard County General Hospital. He was 45.

Mr. Dixon was the son of Vivian L. Dixon of Columbia and the late Yerby A. Dixon. He was born Dec. 5, 1957, in Buffalo, N.Y.
He received his first bass guitar lessons from his father's best friend, whom he referred to as "Uncle" Elmon Wilder.

A 1976 graduate of Wilde Lake High School, he was proud to serve as the school's first homecoming king, according to his wife.
During high school, he was a member of the school's jazz ensemble as well as the band, Local Dust, which performed at the Other Barn.

Greg Fenlon, a drummer and Wilde Lake graduate, recalled after-school jam sessions in Mr. Dixon's mother's basement.
"We were kind of like an unshakable foundation that would drive the band and make people dance," said Mr. Fenlon, who went by the name Austin in high school. "It was something that came so natural to us. We were so tight it was more like an extension of ourselves."

The bass and drum duo also travelled and performed together after high school, with the Sammy DelBrocco Show, a Las Vegas-style showband, and After Dark and Good News, both top-40 dance bands. "When we were onstage, he had this explosive personality," Mr. Fenlon said. "He was really electric and the crowd would respond."

Mr. Dixon also attended Morgan State University, where his slim 5-foot-9 frame managed to play tuba in the marching band.As a professional musician, Mr. Dixon played with a variety of bands. He played the top-40 nightclub circuits in New York and the Washington, D.C. area with Classified, Touch and Applause, among others.

From 1987 to 1990, he joined the back-up band for the Flamingos, a 1950s doo-wop group, famous for songs including "I Only Have Eyes For You." During his career, he toured major U.S. cities and played alongside the likes of Chuck Berry, Little Anthony and the Imperials, the Cadillacs and the Delfonics, his wife said.

"He just loved to entertain people, to go out and perform so people could dance, party, just have a good time," Mrs. Dixon said.
"He was paid well for what he did. He never had to get a second job to make ends meet," she said. "His talent carried us through."

Mrs. Dixon recalled a show in Erie, Pa., at which Mr. Dixon serenaded his daughter, Meagan, who was 5 at the time, with "Stuck On You." "He could sing the hell out of Lionel Richie," she laughed.

Mr. Dixon passed his love of music on to his children and their friends. He invited them into his small studio, full of assorted instruments, for impromptu jam sessions, his wife remembered. "Man, there would be some noise coming out of that room. But that was his way of getting the kids interested in music," she said.

In 2002, Mr. Dixon cut the album "Break Out" in his home studio. The one-man album, which he had planned to release, featured him on vocals, backup vocals, keyboards, drums, and of course, bass. After recording, he mixed and burned the album and even designed the label. "He did it all. He was really a man of many talents," his wife said.

"I was astounded by how many people he knew," Mrs. Dixon reflected, adding that he played at summer jam sessions at Lake Kittamaqundi. "People just flocked to him - he owned this town." In addition to his musical talents, he was a skilled chess player, a fantasy football enthusiast and a faithful Buffalo Bills fan, according to his wife.

He will be remembered for his bright smile, and warm, genuine nature, according to Mrs. Dixon and Mr. Fenlon.

In addition to his wife of 20 years and mother, Mr. Dixon is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Stephen and Kathryn McLaughlin of Columbia; sons, David "DJ"

McLaughlin-Dixon of Columbia and Eric Domon of Buffalo, N.Y.; daughter, Meagan Dixon of Columbia; four grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law, Walter and Carol Cole of

Buffalo; brother, Richard Dixon of Columbia; sisters and brothers-in-law, Patricia and Larry Aughtry of Buffalo, and Alexis and Tony Porter of Jessup; sister-in-law, Mary Lou McLaughlin of Buffalo; brother-in-law, James McLaughlin of Florida; and extended family.

The Rev. Porter L. Lawson Jr. presided over services Dec. 9 at Mt. Pisgah A.M.E. Church in Columbia.

Interment took place in King Memorial Park in Baltimore.

http://archives.explorehoward.com/news/6026127/columbia-bassist-45-remembered-electric-onstage-presence/
 

I feel our friend Buffalo would want us to remember him for this event. There have already been quite a few people who have written on Facebook how they remembered and loved the guy.

In my experience Buffalo was one of the coolest guys I knew, and an excellent musician. He played in the Wilde Lake High Soul Band and Jazz Band. In fact, if we ever needed  somebody to play bass for us within the music dept or a party outside....he was there to help. He didn't get caught up in a black vs. white thing, he just loved music and  played it well.

Buffalo Dixon is somebody I would say is an excellent representation of what Columbia Maryland says to the world about the vision of Jim Rouse. Move away from hatred  and learn to live with each other Mr. Rouse might say, and have a great time doing it. Don't get caught up in just serving yourself, help others because in the end it helps  you.

So...it's been a few years I know, and maybe I'm late in writing this. Just want his spirit to play on within this reunion. No doubt he would give me a hand if I asked him to lay down a heavy bass line for us this fall.

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From chris bennett on August 5th, 2012

When I heard Buffalo's passing I was taken aback. I thought, what a loss. He was good people & will be missed.

 

Daniel Robertson

August 5th, 1960 - August 6th, 2003

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Daniel L. Robertson
State of Issue:Maryland
Date of Birth:Friday  August  05, 1960
Date of Death:Wednesday  August  06, 2003
Est. Age at Death:43 years, 1 days
Confirmation: Verified
Last known residence:
City: Dundalk; Baltimore; Dundalk Sparrows Point
County: Baltimore
State: Maryland
ZIP Code: 21222

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Wally Caldwell

March 30th, 1962 - October 14th, 2002

Walter "Wally" Caldwell, Jr. son of Walter Caldwell our Vice Principal at Wilde Lake passed away nearly 10 years ago. Most no doubt remember him as a guy with a quick wit and great sense of humor.

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Caldwell Jr., Walter: Newspaper Obituary
Sun, The (Baltimore, MD) - Thursday, October 17, 2002
Deceased Name: Caldwell Jr., Walter

On October 14, 2002, WALTER WALLY CALDWELL, JR., of Columbia, MD. Beloved son of Albertha (nee Johnson), and the late Walter Caldwell. Devoted brother of Cherie Monique Caldwell.

Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service to be held at Christ Episcopal Church, 6800 Oakland Mills Road, Columbia, MD, on Thursday, October 17, 2002 at 1 P.M. Please direct inquiries to the Slack Funeral Home, P.A., 410-465-4400.

Published in the Baltimore Sun on 10/17/2002.
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 Edition: FINAL
Copyright (c) 2002 The Baltimore Sun Company

Walter Caldwell: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) Death Record
Name:Walter Caldwell
State of Issue:Maryland
Date of Birth:Friday  March  30, 1962
Date of Death:Monday  October  14, 2002
Est. Age at Death:40 years, 6 months, 14 days
Confirmation: Proven
Last known residence:
City: Columbia
County: Howard
State: Maryland
ZIP Code: 21044

 

Walter "Wally" Caldwell, Jr. son of Walter Caldwell our Vice Principal at Wilde Lake passed away nearly 10 years ago. Most no doubt remember him as a guy with a quick wit and great sense of humor.

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David DeLawder

January 4th, 1959 - March 23rd, 2002

David Lee DeLawder part of the class of 1977 passed away 10 years ago March 23, 2002

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 David Lee "Bean" Delawder, 43, of Ellicott City died March 23. Born in Olney on Jan. 4, 1959, he was the son of the late Ira Dolen 

 
and Mae Edna Strawderman Delawder. 
 
Mr. Delawder owned a lawn care service. 
 
He is survived by his brothers, Edward Earl and Howard Lee Delawder, and sisters, Rose M. Fant and Dora B. Boinovych. 
Services, officiated by the Rev. Dan Miller, will be held at 11 a.m. on March 29 at Slack Funeral Home, 3871 Old Columbia Pike, 
 
Ellicott City. Burial will be at True Gospel Cemetery in Lisbon. 
Copyright, 2002, Columbia Flier (MD). All Rights Reserved.

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David Lee DeLawder part of the class of 1977 passed away 10 years ago March 23, 2002

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Dennis Breeden

January 15th, 1957 - March 8th, 2002

Dennis was a 1975 graduate.

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March 12, 2002

Dennis P. Breeden, of Zion, IL and formerly of Maryland, beloved husband of Karen; loving father of Timothy, Christopher, Melinda and Kelly; fond brother of Diane Breeden of Frederick, MD, Earl (Jane) Breeden III of Manchester, PA and Kathleen (Daniel) Holmes of Ellicott City, MD; nephew of William Smith of Sykesville, MD. Born Jan. 15, 1957 in Portsmouth, VA. Employed at WorldCom-MCI, Park Ridge. Was a member of Yorkhouse United Methodist Church of Waukegan, enjoyed ham radio and was an active Boy Scout Leader. Funeral Wednesday, March 13, 2002 at 8 p.m. at Congdon Funeral Home, 3012 Sheridan Road, Zion. Interment Saturday at Loudon Park, Baltimore, MD. Visitation Wednesday from 5 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials to Yorkhouse United Methodist Church or Boy Scouts of America have been suggested. 847-746-1234 .

Dennis was a 1975 graduate.

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Doug Pritchard

- - August 25th, 2001

I went to school with Doug at Bryant Woods Elementary the first year it opened. I can see  Doug now standing in front of the Orange Team one day happily  describing the rabies shots (eight of them I think) he had had to get after being bitten by a rat while climbing around the Wilde Lake waterfall.

In later years at Wilde Lake High, I remember talking with him morning after morning in 9th grade science class.  He was always friendly and I think of him with fondness.

Rest in Peace Doug Pritchard.
Thea Turnage, '76

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I went to school with Doug at Bryant Woods Elementary the first year it opened. I can see  Doug now standing in front of the Orange Team one day happily  describing the rabies shots (eight of them I think) he had had to get after being bitten by a rat while climbing around the Wilde Lake waterfall.

In later years at Wilde Lake High, I remember talking with him morning after morning in 9th grade science class.  He was always friendly and I think of him with fondness.

Rest in Peace Doug Pritchard.
Thea Turnage, '76

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From Thea Turnage on October 3rd, 2012
I went to school with Doug at Bryant Woods Elementary the first year it opened.  I can see  Doug now standing in front of the Orange Team one day happily  describing the rabies shots (eight of them I think)  he had had to get after being bitten by a rat while climbing around the Wilde Lake watefall.  And later at Wilde Lake High, I remember talking with him morning after morning in 9th grade science class.  He was always friendly and I think of him with fondness.

Rest in Peace Doug Pritchard.

Thea Turnage, '76

 

Cheryl Snope

December 4th, 1957 - October 23rd, 1999

Cheryl Snope is no longer with us passing away October 23, 1999

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 Cheryl L. Snope: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) Death Record

 
Name: Cheryl L. Snope
State of Issue: Maryland
Date of Birth: Tuesday  December  24, 1957
Date of Death: Saturday  October  23, 1999
Est. Age at Death: 41 years, 9 months, 29 days
Confirmation: Verified
Last known residence:
City: Columbia
County: Howard
State: Maryland
ZIP Code: 21044
Latitude: 39.2119
Longitude: -76.8793
 
 

Cheryl Snope is no longer with us passing away October 23, 1999

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Carlos Sylvia

January 21st, 1957 - April 11th, 1999

Carlos Sylvia is no longer with us passing away in 1999.

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Carlos Sylvia: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) Death Record

Name:Carlos Sylvia
State of Issue:Maryland
Date of Birth:Monday  January  21, 1957
Date of Death:Sunday  April  11, 1999
Est. Age at Death:42 years, 2 months, 21 days
Confirmation: Verified
Last known residence:
City: Myrtle Beach; Surfside Beach
County: Horry
State: South Carolina
ZIP Code: 29587

Carlos Sylvia is no longer with us passing away in 1999.

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Mike Henrich

April 1st, 1960 - June 16th, 1997

 Mike Henrich a good friend of mine from the past is no longer with us passing away in 1997. I'll always have a memory of Mike laughing and having great times.

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 Mike Henrich a good friend of mine from the past is no longer with us passing away in 1997. I'll always have a memory of Mike laughing and having great times.

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Tracy Carroll

August 13th, 1959 - June 13th, 1997

Tracy was my best friend through high school and beyond.  We shared so much adventure, laughter, good times, births, and marriage, as well as the difficult times in later years.  She was a true  friend who was always there, until her death in 1997 from breast cancer. I miss her and cherish the memories.

From Orissa Landau on October 7th, 2012 

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Social Security Death Index (SSDI) Death Record
 

Name:Teresa E. Carroll
State of Issue:North Carolina
Date of Birth:Thursday  August  13, 1959
Date of Death:Friday  June  13, 1997
Est. Age at Death:37 years, 10 months
Last known residence:
City: Ellicott City; Daniels; Ellicott; Ilchester; Oella
County: Howard
State: Maryland
ZIP Code: 21043

Tracy was my best friend through high school and beyond.  We shared so much adventure, laughter, good times, births, and marriage, as well as the difficult times in later years.  She was a true  friend who was always there, until her death in 1997 from breast cancer. I miss her and cherish the memories.

From Orissa Landau on October 7th, 2012 

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From orissa Landau on October 7th, 2012
Tracy was my best friend through highschool and beyond.  We shared so much adventure, laughter, good times, births, and marriage, as well as the difficult times in lster years.  She was a true  friend who was always there, until her death in 1997 from breast cancer. I miss her and cherish the memories. 
 

Michael David Hendrix

July 20th, 1960 - September 14th, 1995

Michael Hendrix, Network Engineer, Dies at Age 35
 
The Washington Post
September 17, 1995

Michael David , 35, a network engineer and Ijamsville, Md., resident who was aboard a commuter plane that crashed and burned near Carrollton, Ga., on Aug. 21, died Sept. 14 at a hospital in Atlanta. He died of injuries received in the crash.
Flight No. 529, flown by Atlantic Southeast Airlines, a feeder carrier for Delta Airlines' Delta Connection service, was flying from Atlanta to Gulfport, Miss., when its captain reported engine trouble. The plane -- a twin-engine, turboprop Embraer 120 -- then crashed with 29 passengers and crew members, killing five people outright and sending the rest to hospitals in several states.

Mr. Hendrix had worked for Science Applications International Corp. of Falls Church for only six days before the crash. He was traveling to Kessler Air Force Base in Biloxi, Miss., to install a computer.

Before joining SAIC, he had worked since the mid-1980s for Bechtel Power Corp. as a start-up engineer in Massachusetts, Alabama, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and New Jersey.

He was born in Texas and was a 1978 graduate of Wilde Lake High School in Columbia. He received a mechanical engineering degree from the University of Maryland and a Federal Aviation Administration airframe and power plant license from Trident Technical College in South Carolina.

In his youth, he had been a competitive cyclist.

Survivors include his wife, Linda Agar-Hendrix, and a son, William Andrew, both of Ijamsville; his parents, Harold R. and Gwendolyn J. De Berry-Hendrix of Raleigh, N.C.; a brother, Mark R. Hendrix of Stewartstown, Pa.; his maternal grandmother, Ola Mae De Berry of Sumter, S.C.; and his paternal grandmother and stepgrandfather, Helen and Marshall Brown of Bullhead City, Ariz. MILDRED MOTT WEDEL Research Associate 

www.nytimes.com/1995/09/17/us/man-who-walked-from-air-crash-dies.html

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Michael Hendrix, Network Engineer, Dies at Age 35

Michael Hendrix, Network Engineer, Dies at Age 35
 
The Washington Post
September 17, 1995

Michael David , 35, a network engineer and Ijamsville, Md., resident who was aboard a commuter plane that crashed and burned near Carrollton, Ga., on Aug. 21, died Sept. 14 at a hospital in Atlanta. He died of injuries received in the crash.
Flight No. 529, flown by Atlantic Southeast Airlines, a feeder carrier for Delta Airlines' Delta Connection service, was flying from Atlanta to Gulfport, Miss., when its captain reported engine trouble. The plane -- a twin-engine, turboprop Embraer 120 -- then crashed with 29 passengers and crew members, killing five people outright and sending the rest to hospitals in several states.

Mr. Hendrix had worked for Science Applications International Corp. of Falls Church for only six days before the crash. He was traveling to Kessler Air Force Base in Biloxi, Miss., to install a computer.

Before joining SAIC, he had worked since the mid-1980s for Bechtel Power Corp. as a start-up engineer in Massachusetts, Alabama, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and New Jersey.

He was born in Texas and was a 1978 graduate of Wilde Lake High School in Columbia. He received a mechanical engineering degree from the University of Maryland and a Federal Aviation Administration airframe and power plant license from Trident Technical College in South Carolina.

In his youth, he had been a competitive cyclist.

Survivors include his wife, Linda Agar-Hendrix, and a son, William Andrew, both of Ijamsville; his parents, Harold R. and Gwendolyn J. De Berry-Hendrix of Raleigh, N.C.; a brother, Mark R. Hendrix of Stewartstown, Pa.; his maternal grandmother, Ola Mae De Berry of Sumter, S.C.; and his paternal grandmother and stepgrandfather, Helen and Marshall Brown of Bullhead City, Ariz. MILDRED MOTT WEDEL Research Associate 

www.nytimes.com/1995/09/17/us/man-who-walked-from-air-crash-dies.html

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From Mark Malcolm on August 21st, 2012
Can't believe it has been so long since Mike's passing. We were friends, neighbors and he will be truly missed.
 

Dane Damkoehler

- - April 26th, 1994

One of our friends from the neighborhood Dane Damkoehler died back in the 90's, but we should still remember him as part of this class reunion.

Dane first lived with his family in a set of townhouses on the southwest side of Faulkner Ridge Circle near the creek. He started 4th grade with me at Faulkner Ridge Elementary when it first opened in fall of 1969. We both headed to Wilde Lake Middle after 5th, than onto Wilde Lake High as part of the Class of 1978.

At some point in the early 70's his family bought a house across from Wilde Lake Park just a bit west of the boat docks, moving out of Faulkner Ridge and into the small but active neighborhood of The Birches.

We were both in the music dept at Wilde Lake, with him over in the chorus room adjacent to the band room. Of course since he was in choir we were in slightly different worlds, but I saw him around fairly often, and some of my best friends were in the choir so we inevitably managed to be at the same parties around Columbia.

During the later years of high school and into the college years there would be parties at his parents’ house, since it was a custom house designed for just that....parties, and what a great location it was being across from Wilde Lake!

We went separate ways after high school and the early college years. I heard about his passing while living here in Florida from another friend of his from the choir. It was hard to take Dane passing away so young.

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Dane D. Damkoehler
Retired airman

Dane Douglas Damkoehler, a retired airman, died April 26, 1994 of AIDS-related complications at his home in Columbia. He was 33.

Mr. Damkoehler, who joined the Air Force in 1985, was an honor graduate of Lackland Air Force Basic Training School and Kessler Air Force Base Information Systems Operations School.

He was assigned to Chicksands Royal Air Force Base in England and Langley Air Force Base in Virginia before he retired in 1987 on a medical disability. He lived in Los Angeles for several years before he returned to Columbia in 1993.

http://articles.baltimoresun.com/1994-05-09/news/1994129012_1_easton-moved-to-baltimore-tuerke

One of our friends from the neighborhood Dane Damkoehler died back in the 90's, but we should still remember him as part of this class reunion.

Dane first lived with his family in a set of townhouses on the southwest side of Faulkner Ridge Circle near the creek. He started 4th grade with me at Faulkner Ridge Elementary when it first opened in fall of 1969. We both headed to Wilde Lake Middle after 5th, than onto Wilde Lake High as part of the Class of 1978.

At some point in the early 70's his family bought a house across from Wilde Lake Park just a bit west of the boat docks, moving out of Faulkner Ridge and into the small but active neighborhood of The Birches.

We were both in the music dept at Wilde Lake, with him over in the chorus room adjacent to the band room. Of course since he was in choir we were in slightly different worlds, but I saw him around fairly often, and some of my best friends were in the choir so we inevitably managed to be at the same parties around Columbia.

During the later years of high school and into the college years there would be parties at his parents’ house, since it was a custom house designed for just that....parties, and what a great location it was being across from Wilde Lake!

We went separate ways after high school and the early college years. I heard about his passing while living here in Florida from another friend of his from the choir. It was hard to take Dane passing away so young.

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Walter Caldwell

February 7th, 1935 - April 13th, 1993

I’ll always remember Mr. Caldwell as the guy who kept Wilde Lake High School in line. He was the dude to worry about if you were thinking about doing something you shouldn’t. He was the grand papa of our school, but was always in good spirits and ready to chat when meeting him in the hallway.

Walter Caldwell will always be remembered as being a strong backbone for our school, and providing a role model as we were growing up in Columbia Maryland.

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April 20, 1993| By Lan Nguyen | Lan Nguyen, Baltimore Sun Staff Writer

Walter Caldwell Sr. loved children. The longtime Howard County educator had two of his own and spent most of his life teaching others, touching the lives of many.

Mr. Caldwell -- "Poppa Bear," as he was known -- was buried yesterday at Christ Episcopal Church in Columbia. He died Wednesday of a heart attack, about a month after his 63rd birthday. More than 300 friends, colleagues and former students attended his funeral service at the Oakland Mills Meeting House in Columbia.

A Howard County educator for more than 22 years, he was Hammond High School's first principal, and later held the same job at Glenelg High. He had recovered from a 1989 stroke to return to Glenelg, then moved to the central administration offices. Two months ago he went back to the classroom as interim principal at Owen Brown Middle School.

"He knew the only thing that lasted in this world was love, and he gave a lot of it," said Terry Turner, an Owen Brown Middle School student whom Mr. Caldwell tutored in math.

"I was in awe of his wisdom and knowledge," he said. "I shall miss him."

Mr. Caldwell grew up in the small town of Pulaski, Tenn., where he played high school football and basketball. Although his school didn't have a track team -- or a track -- he won a track scholarship to attend Tennessee State University, where he was respected by the faculty and a consultant to the university's president, said John Finch Nelson, a childhood and college friend.

"Walter Caldwell was a scholar, an athlete and a gentleman in school and in the community," said Mr. Nelson. "Walter was the standard by which we were all measured."

Mr. Caldwell joined the Howard County school system in 1971 at Wilde Lake High School, where he taught math and coached football, becoming assistant principal two years later.

"I just wanted to teach math and coach," Mr. Caldwell said in an interview three years ago. "I didn't ever want to be principal."

He left Wilde Lake in 1977 to become Hammond High School's first principal. He remained there until 1985, when he was transferred to Glenelg High School. He was Glenelg's principal for five years until he left to work in central administration. He suffered a stroke in late 1989.

At Glenelg he was so well known for his trademark triple "Good mornings," his "I can be nice to you longer than you can be nasty to me" and other expressions that the student newspaper dubbed them "Walt Caldwellisms."

Colleagues said that while he worked at central administration, he would always make an excuse to go out in the schools to be among children.

"He lived his life with joy because of what he could do for others, especially for the kids," said Superintendent Michael E. Hickey, who remembered that parents and students picketed the Department of Education for the first time when Mr. Caldwell was transferred to Glenelg.

Parents say Mr. Caldwell always talked about the love he had for his family.

"He was very warm, and he was the kind of person that you could tell him anything, and you just knew he understood because he loved his family so much," said Betsy Haney, whose son graduated from Glenelg five years ago.

Ms. Haney's son had emotional and behavioral problems during high school, and Mr. Caldwell "got through to him when nobody else did," she said. "For months, Walt would wait outside the classroom, and he would walk with him from class to class and talk to him. Not only did he turn him around, but my son will graduate from college next year. "I feel we've lost a saint," she said. "He was a real saint."

Mr. Caldwell is survived by his wife, Albertha Johnson Caldwell; a daughter, Cherie M. Caldwell of Atlanta; a son, Walter Caldwell Jr. of Los Angeles; and a sister, Ruth Caldwell Patterson of Pulaski, Tenn.

The family asks that contributions be made in Mr. Caldwell's name to the United Negro College Fund, 700 13th St. N.W., Suite 1180, Washington, D.C. 20003.

http://articles.baltimoresun.com/1993-04-20/news/1993110027_1_walter-caldwell-glenelg-high-hammond-high

I’ll always remember Mr. Caldwell as the guy who kept Wilde Lake High School in line. He was the dude to worry about if you were thinking about doing something you shouldn’t. He was the grand papa of our school, but was always in good spirits and ready to chat when meeting him in the hallway.

Walter Caldwell will always be remembered as being a strong backbone for our school, and providing a role model as we were growing up in Columbia Maryland.

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Mary Louise Ortenzo

1935 - September 2nd, 1992

Mary Louise Ortenzo, 57, Dies; Educator, AT&T Board Member

In 1972, she moved to the Washington area to join the faculty of Wilde Lake High School in Columbia, which opened that year. From 1978 to 1983, she was a senior research associate of the Center of Studies in Social Policy in Washington, which is run by the University of Southern California. One of her major interests was curriculum needs of developing countries. 

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Mary Louise Ortenzo, 57, Dies; Educator, AT&T Board Member
Article from: The Washington Post | September 5, 1992
 
Mary Louise Ortenzo, 57, an official of George Washington University who served on the board of directors of the American Telephone & Telegraph Co. as a representative of people with communications disorders, died of cancer Sept. 2 at the Hospice of Washington.
 
Miss Ortenzo was a teacher and a former member of the religious order of St. Joseph. After working in parochial schools in western Pennsylvania in the 1950s and 1960s, she went to Israel as a volunteer and taught for a year in Haifa. She later taught in Norway and Luxembourg.
 
In 1972, she moved to the Washington area to join the faculty of Wild Lake High School in Columbia, which opened that year. From 1978 to 1983, she was a senior research associate of the Center of Studies in Social Policy in Washington, which is run by the University of Southern California. One of her major interests was curriculum needs of developing countries.
 
While working at the social policies center, Miss Ortenzo also was eastern regional director of the American Institute of Foreign Studies, which makes housing and other arrangements for foreign students in this country and also helps Americans studying abroad.
 
In 1983, she joined the education faculty of George Washington University, where she instituted a "second career" program in which retired professionals become teachers of mathematics and science. At the time of her death, she was director of admissions for the GWU graduate school of education.
 
In 1982, Miss Ortenzo lost the ability to speak when her larynx was removed because of cancer. Her voice was restored through the use of a pioneering device developed by Dr. Eric Blom, of Indiana University, in whose work she took part. It was because of these experiences that she was elected to the AT&T board of directors.
 
A resident of Washington, Miss Ortenzo was born in Pittsburgh. She graduated from Mercy College, where she majored in biology, and received a master's degree in biology from American University. 
 
http://business.highbeam.com/5554/article-1P2-1023658/mary-louise-ortenzo-57-dies-educator-amp-t-board-member 

Mary Louise Ortenzo, 57, Dies; Educator, AT&T Board Member

In 1972, she moved to the Washington area to join the faculty of Wilde Lake High School in Columbia, which opened that year. From 1978 to 1983, she was a senior research associate of the Center of Studies in Social Policy in Washington, which is run by the University of Southern California. One of her major interests was curriculum needs of developing countries. 

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Rossice Haith

February 28th, 1959 - December 24th, 1991

Rossice Haith is no longer with us passing away from a battle with liver cancer.

Class of 1977

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Rossice F. Haith

State of Issue:Maryland
Date of Birth:Saturday  February  28, 1959
Date of Death:Tuesday  December  24, 1991
Est. Age at Death:32 years, 9 months, 26 days

Rossice Haith is no longer with us passing away from a battle with liver cancer.

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Lawrence Bewley

March 8th, 1914 - December 23rd, 1990

Mr. Lawrence Bewley passed away December 23, 1990. 
 
November 28, 1990
WILDE LAKE HIGH PLANTS SEEDS OF THANKS TO JANITOR
 
For 15 years, Lawrence Bewley mopped and vacuumed and dusted and cleaned toilets at Wilde Lake High School. Then he got sick.
 
Bewley's sister Shirley Bailey, who is speaking for him, doesn't want to reveal the nature of her brother's illness. But the 76-year-old custodian is seriously ill; he has been unable to report for work for the last two months and it is doubtful that he will ever return to his job.
 
Owen Donley knew about the situation, so when the Howard County Association of Student Councils planned to plant trees as a community service on Election Day, the Wilde Lake High School student had a suggestion.
 
Why not solicit pledges for the tree-planting work and donate the money to Bewley?
 
Nov. 6 was cold but bright and sunny, perfect tree-planting weather. Thirty-two students, a couple of kid brothers, student activities coordinator Richard Wright and his son, joined by workers from the county Department of Recreation and Parks, headed out at 8:30 a.m. with shovels and seedlings.
 
The group planted more than 300 trees, reported Parag Desai, the Atholton High School student who heads HCASC's community service committee.
 
The seedlings were set out on county-owned land near the Enchanted Forest Shopping Center. The students will not know how much money they have raised until they collect the pledges, Desai said, but they hope to be able to donate approximately $500.
 
Bewley is a bachelor who still lives in the house off Rolling Road in Baltimore County where he was born and raised, his sister reported. He was one of 13 children, and had 10 brothers and two sisters, although his oldest sister and three brothers are dead. "He's just a wonderful guy," Bailey said.
 

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Lawrence M. Bewley: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) Death Record
 
Lawrence M. Bewley
State of Issue: Maryland
Date of Birth: Sunday  March  08, 1914
Date of Death: Sunday  December  23, 1990
Est. Age at Death: 76 years, 9 months, 15 days
Last known residence:
City: Catonsville; Baltimore
County: Baltimore
State: Maryland
ZIP Code: 21228
Latitude: 39.2711
Longitude: -76.7461
 
 

Mr. Lawrence Bewley passed away December 23, 1990. 
 
November 28, 1990
WILDE LAKE HIGH PLANTS SEEDS OF THANKS TO JANITOR
 
For 15 years, Lawrence Bewley mopped and vacuumed and dusted and cleaned toilets at Wilde Lake High School. Then he got sick.
 
Bewley's sister Shirley Bailey, who is speaking for him, doesn't want to reveal the nature of her brother's illness. But the 76-year-old custodian is seriously ill; he has been unable to report for work for the last two months and it is doubtful that he will ever return to his job.
 
Owen Donley knew about the situation, so when the Howard County Association of Student Councils planned to plant trees as a community service on Election Day, the Wilde Lake High School student had a suggestion.
 
Why not solicit pledges for the tree-planting work and donate the money to Bewley?
 
Nov. 6 was cold but bright and sunny, perfect tree-planting weather. Thirty-two students, a couple of kid brothers, student activities coordinator Richard Wright and his son, joined by workers from the county Department of Recreation and Parks, headed out at 8:30 a.m. with shovels and seedlings.
 
The group planted more than 300 trees, reported Parag Desai, the Atholton High School student who heads HCASC's community service committee.
 
The seedlings were set out on county-owned land near the Enchanted Forest Shopping Center. The students will not know how much money they have raised until they collect the pledges, Desai said, but they hope to be able to donate approximately $500.
 
Bewley is a bachelor who still lives in the house off Rolling Road in Baltimore County where he was born and raised, his sister reported. He was one of 13 children, and had 10 brothers and two sisters, although his oldest sister and three brothers are dead. "He's just a wonderful guy," Bailey said.
 

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Eric "Lou" Johnson

September 9th, 1958 - December 15th, 1987

Eric Lou Johnson passed away December 15, 1987

Class of 1977 

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 Eric L. Johnson: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) Death Record

 
Name:Eric L. Johnson
State of Issue:California
Date of Birth:Tuesday  September  09, 1958
Date of Death:Tuesday  December  15, 1987
Est. Age at Death:29 years, 3 months, 6 days
Confirmation: Verified
Last known residence:
City: Columbia
County: Howard
State: Maryland
ZIP Code: 21044
Latitude: 39.2119
Longitude: -76.8793
 
 

Eric Lou Johnson passed away December 15, 1987

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Mark Mulchansingh

March 30th, 1959 - October 5th, 1980

Class of 1976 

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 Mark Mulchansingh: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) Death Record

Name:Mark Mulchansingh
State of Issue:Maryland
Date of Birth:Monday  March  30, 1959
Date of Death:October 1980
Est. Age at Death:21 years, 6 months
Location of Last Benefit Paid:
City: Ellicott City; Daniels; Ellicott; Ilchester; Oella
County: Howard
State: Maryland
 
 

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June Yvette Thomas

- - December 18th, 1978

Class of 1977 

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Clark Young

May 15th, 1956 - 1976

Clark Young is no longer with us passing away in February 1976.

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 Clark Young: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) Death Record

 
Name:Clark Young
State of Issue:Maryland
Date of Birth:Tuesday  May  15, 1956
Date of Death:February 1976
Est. Age at Death:19 years, 9 months
 

Clark Young is no longer with us passing away in February 1976.

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Titania Griffin

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Colleen McNeeley

- - 1980

Although it has been over 30 years since my sister, Colleen, died of breast cancer not a day goes by that I don't think of her and miss her terribly!  Although Colleen's life was cut short she lived it to its fullest -  a reminder to all of us to enjoy what we have and make the most of every day. 

Colleen left a beautiful daughter, Cherell , who now has two beautiful children, Trevon  and Colleen -- grandmom would be very proud!

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Although it has been over 30 years since my sister, Colleen, died of breast cancer not a day goes by that I don't think of her and miss her terribly!  Although Colleen's life was cut short she lived it to its fullest -  a reminder to all of us to enjoy what we have and make the most of every day. 

Colleen left a beautiful daughter, Cherell , who now has two beautiful children, Trevon  and Colleen -- grandmom would be very proud!

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From Nora McNeeley-Claudias on August 28th, 2012
Although it has been over 30 years since my sister, Colleen, died of breast cancer not a day goes by that I don't think of her and miss her terribly!  Although Colleen's life was cut short she lived it to its fullest -  a reminder to all of us to enjoy what we have and make the most of every day.  Colleen left a beautiful daughter, Cherell , who now has two beautiful children, Trevon  and Colleen -- grandmom would be very proud!
 

Yvonne Lauer

- - 1979

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Class of 1976 

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Class of 1976 

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Nicholas Landolina

May 3rd, 1982 - -

Class of 1976 

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George Brewer

- - 1983

WLHS Industrial Arts Instructor 

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WLHS Industrial Arts Instructor 

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Geneva Horton

- - 1973

Class of 1974 

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Valorie Steese

- - 1997

Class of 1973 

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Marie Caine

- - 1993

 WLHS Social Studies

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Karen Matthews (Las Casas)

1959 - 2001

 Karen Las Casas Matthews is no longer with us passing away in 2001 just a few years after attending our 20th reunion at the Columbia Hilton.

She lived in Australia leaving behind two daughters. The older got married a year ago and recently gave birth to a baby girl. Karen's younger daughter is still single.

 
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 Karen Las Casas Matthews is no longer with us passing away in 2001 just a few years after attending our 20th reunion at the Columbia Hilton.

She lived in Australia leaving behind two daughters. The older got married a year ago and recently gave birth to a baby girl. Karen's younger daughter is still single.

 
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Brian Hoeck

 Class of 1974

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Roberta Tresner

- - 1983

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Jeffrey Montague

- - 1999

Class of 1974

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Elmer “Lee-Lee” Davis

- - 1974

Class of 1974 

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James Garner

- - 1976

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Donald McBee

- - 1983

WLHS Drama Instructor

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From Neal Buck on September 30th, 2012
 Donald McBee was a gifted and inspiring drama teacher to us all. He laid the foundation for many years of excellent, innovative performances, both from the students and faculty. He was meticuloous, funny, and very kind. We will all miss him greatly.
 

Tom Myers

- - 1973

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From Tosh Keune on September 16th, 2012

I met Tom as a visiting WLMS 8th grader playing in Oliver as one of the workhouse boys and a member of Fagan's gang. It was a terrific experience.   Sheldon Norword and I were in my humble opinion friends with someone whose life was headed to the stratosphere when I heard as a 9th grader that Tom had committed suicide because he had no friends. 

Hopefully he got to see how much he meant to the entire community and those friends he left behind. For years there was a Tom Myers scholarship awarded.

 

Paul Hill

1956 - 1997

Class of 1974 

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Gianpiero Garrett

Class of 1977 

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From John Gardner on October 9th, 2012
 Gian Garrett was an athlete, mechanic, hard worker, and one of the funniest cats I know.  I only knew him for 2-3 years in the early 70's when I lived in the Birches.  My brother Levi is in the Class of '74 and he told me about Gian.  I left Columbia in 1973 but those years were/are very special to me.  See ya stud, thanks for the good times.  John Gardner Class of '78 (Miami).



 

Scott Henderson

- - 1989

Class of 1973 

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Keith Garrett

Class of 1977 

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William Garrett

 

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Maya Sagawa

- - 1979

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Gerald “Peanut” Johnson

Class of 1974

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Carol Harding

Class of 1974

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Reggie Fletcher

- - 2004

Class of 1979

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From JAMES JACKSON on October 13th, 2012
I MISS YOU BUDDY
 

Ronald Coleman

- - 1994

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Joe Scott

Class of 1978

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Arthur Horn

- - 1990

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From mark lyons on June 23rd, 2012
arthur...   you always had my back !!  I love you.
 

Marion Kim

1961 - 1980

 Marian Kim passed away in 1980 not long after graduating Wilde Lake with the class of 1979. We'll remember her as we get together for our homecoming.

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 Marian Kim passed away in 1980 not long after graduating Wilde Lake with the class of 1979. We'll remember her as we get together for our homecoming.

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Janet Gaillard

Class of 1974 

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Douglas Toomer

November 25th, 1955 - 1985

Douglas Toomer passed away February 1985

Class of 1973 

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 Douglas Toomer: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) Death Record

 
Name:Douglas Toomer
State of Issue:District of Columbia
Date of Birth:Friday  November  25, 1955
Date of Death:February 1985
Est. Age at Death:29 years, 2 months
 

Douglas Toomer passed away February 1985

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From Maggie (Mary Anne) Deutschmann Harris on October 6th, 2012

I remember Doug Toomer as a leader in our school during the time that some of us were taking part in race relations sensitivity training.  After a moving weekend in which we Caucasian and African-American students spent breaking through barriers that divided us, Doug led us to bring our newfound understanding that we were more alike than not into the cafeteria and into the school.  I remember all of us sitting together singing "We Shall Overcome" in the cafeteria.  He was a brave and beautiful young man and the world lost a lot when we lost him.

 

Tony Valenzia

- - 1976

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Mark Jones

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Frederick Fuller

I remember Freddie Fuller as being a guy so full of musical talent, for him it was like breathing. He played Tuba in the concert band, sang in the chorus, was in theater, and was an apprentice conductor.
 
Would have liked for him to still be around to come to the reunion this fall, which most likely he would have done...loved having a good time. He was Class of 1975. By us remembering Freddie he’ll be there!
 

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I remember Freddie Fuller as being a guy so full of musical talent, for him it was like breathing. He played Tuba in the concert band, sang in the chorus, was in theater, and was an apprentice conductor.
 
Would have liked for him to still be around to come to the reunion this fall, which most likely he would have done...loved having a good time. He was Class of 1975. By us remembering Freddie he’ll be there!
 

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Guthrie "Poop" Bright

June 30th, 1959 - 1977

Guthrie Bright passed away February 1977 

Class of 1977

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 Guthrie Bright: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) Death Record

 
Name:Guthrie Bright
State of Issue:Maryland
Date of Birth:Tuesday  June  30, 1959
Date of Death:February 1977
Est. Age at Death:17 years, 7 months
Last known residence:
City: Fairfax
County: Fairfax City
State: Virginia
ZIP Code: 22030
Latitude: 38.8379
Longitude: -77.3450
 
 

Guthrie Bright passed away February 1977 

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