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Betty Fisher

Nov 12, 1933 - Nov 12, 2023

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Frederick, MD

"Betty Lou Fisher Betty passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 12, 2023, at Frederick Health Hospital. She was born November 12, 1933, in Maryland, to the late Albert Kenneth Brown and Mary Missouri Brown (nee Shank). She was the devoted mother of Ronald Pearl, and his wife Bertie, Kenneth Pearl, and his wife Cindy and Douglas Pearl and his wife the late Susie Pearl. Beloved grandmother of Eric Pearl and his wife Rhonda, Peggy Pearl, Stacey Pearl, and her husband Carl Cline, and Jeff Mille...Read More

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DeAndrae Albert-Lavaa Coplin

Oct 17, 1988 - Feb 19, 2024

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Frederick, MD

With joy-filled hearts, we celebrate the spirited life and enduring legacy of DeAndrae Albert-Lavaa Coplin, fondly known to many as Wooda, Dee, Dre, or Pumpkin Darling. Born on October 17, 1988, in Silver Spring, Maryland, DeAndrae was a radiant beacon of resilience, laughter, and loyalty to all who had the pleasure of knowing him. His infectious laughter and playful personality knew no bounds. With his radiant smile, DeAndrae could easily light up a room and bring warmth to the chilliest of days. His love for football, fishing, and music were just a few of the many passions that enriched his life and made him the delightful person he was. DeAndrae, a laborer in the private sector by profession, had lived in various Maryland locales including Gaithersburg, Germantown, and Frederick. He was a man who valued loyalty above all else and would go to great lengths to support those he cared for. Despite facing numerous challenges in his life, DeAndrae remained unyielding. His resilience was a testament to his strength of character and was a source of inspiration for those who knew him. The joy he found in watching the first 48 episodes and the time spent with his family were the simple pleasures that brought immense happiness to his life. DeAndrae is lovingly remembered by his mother Natashia Taylor; his siblings, Ayona Taylor, Anthony Jr., and Mackenzie Coplin; his father, Anthony Sr., his children, Madison Coplin and Kash Coplin; and his father, Albert Bradley. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Albert III; his aunt, Robin Bradley; and his grandmother, Barbara Whitfield. A visitation for DeAndrae will be held on Saturday, March 2, 2024, at 11:00am EST at Goshen United Methodist Church, 19615 Goshen Road, Gaithersburg, Maryland, 20879. His Homegoing Celebration will follow at the same location at 12:00pm EST. We invite you to join us in celebrating DeAndrae’s life. As it is written in 2 Corinthians 4:16-18, "Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day...So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal." We encourage you to share your memories of DeAndrae and upload photos to his memorial page, as we remember and honor his funny, spirited, and resilient life.

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Leo A. Dorsey Jr.

Jan 23, 1938 - Feb 17, 2024

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Frederick, MD

Mr. Leo A. Dorsey Jr., 86, of Frederick passed away Saturday, February 17, 2024. He was the loving husband of Rose R. Dorsey for 61 years.Born January 23, 1938 in Jamestown, NY, he was the son of the late Leo A. Dorsey Sr. and Evelyn Morse Dorsey.For thirty years Leo was a successful member of the IBM sales team achieving a multitude of "Salesman of the Year" awards. In his free time Leo enjoyed golfing, maintaining the grounds at their home in Braddock Heights, MD, and most of all, spending time with his family and friends. Leo was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in his late 40s and subsequently resided at Citizen's Care in Frederick, MD for the remaining fifteen years of his life. Leo was known for his great sense of humor, willingness to assist anyone in need, and his unwavering love and dedication to his wife Rose, and their three children. He is survived by his children; Leo A. Dorsey III (Kimberly Fleetwood), Rita A. Dorsey (Michael S. Hunter) and Matthew W. Dorsey (Sonia Dorsey), grandchildren; Jackson Hunter, Nathaniel Hunter, Eva Dorsey and Amanda Dorsey, sister; Mary Lou Dorsey Urquhart, and numerous nieces and nephews.The family will receive friends from 1:00 to 3:00, on Friday, March 15, 2024 at the Keeney and Basford Funeral Home, 106 E. Church Street, Frederick. Inurnment will be private. To plant Memorial Trees in memory of Leo A. Dorsey, Jr., please click here to visit our Sympathy Store.

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Shirley Mae Hunt Chiriaco

Feb 11, 1928 - Feb 18, 2024

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Frederick, MD

Shirley Mae Hunt Chiriaco, 96, of Frederick, MD, passed away on Sunday February 18, 2024. Born in Providence, RI, on February 11, 1928 to the late Pittman Willis and Alice Ada (Dow) Hunt. She was the beloved wife of 69 years to the late Paul Lester Chiriaco.She is survived by her children: Cathy (Jerry), Donna, Vincent (Lisa), Pauline (Chuck), and Anthony (Ann), grandchildren; Daniel (Sarah), Laura, Allison (Dustin), Kimberly, and Michael (Emma), great-grandchildren; Madeline, Lucy, and Alice.A Memorial Mass will be held at Saint Katharine Drexel Catholic Church, 8428 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick, MD 21702, on Tuesday February 27, 2024 at 11am. Inurnment will be held privately.In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in Shirley’s name to Frederick Health Hospice, 1 Frederick Health Way, Frederick , MD 21701 or Saint Katharine Drexel Catholic Church, 8428 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick, MD 21702. To plant Memorial Trees in memory of Shirley Mae Hunt Chiriaco, please click here to visit our Sympathy Store.

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Rosella Harman Wiles

Mar 13, 1931 - Feb 19, 2024

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Frederick, MD

Rosella was born on March 13, 1931 in Union Bridge, MD to the late Roland and Viola Steele Harman. She was the third child of four. Rosella graduated from Elmer Wolfe School in 1950. Following her high school graduation, she worked in a local canning factory, and later left Union Bridge for Frederick, MD where she worked at Hood College in the Finance Department, for a short time prior to raising her two sons. Rosella was predeceased by her husband, Ulysses W. Wiles, of 49 years, and by her two older brothers, Roland Monroe Harman, “Moe,” and George Harman and her younger sister LaRue “Polly,” Wetherald, and two sister- in -laws, Ruth Mastrino and Dorothy Wiles. She was also predeceased by two granddaughters, Melissa Ann Wiles and Christina Renee Wilson, and a great grandson, Kobe David.Rosella was a life long member of the Lutheran Church, beginning at St. James in Union Bridge, and then for almost 70 years, at Evangelical Lutheran Church in Frederick, MD. Rosella was a nursery teacher and Sunday School teacher when her children were young. Rosella had such great faith and hope and loved attending her church on Church Street, always at the 8:00 am Sunday Morning Service. She especially loved the church at Christmas and always attended the candlelight, Christmas Eve service, with the beautiful poinsettias, music and message of joy! She also loved the Easter Service and the many Easter Lilies decorating the church.Rosella retired from the Grocery Store family of the A& P/ Superfresh in 1993 after 30 + years of greeting and meeting so many people in Frederick, and Brunswick, MD and Charles Town, WV.Rosella leaves to cherish her memories, her two sons, Michael A. Wiles, Myrtle Beach, SC and wife Bridget; and David W. Wiles, and wife Mary Ann, Frederick, MD. Rosella’s greatest joy were all of her grandchildren. She loved having her grandchildren visit and she loved talking to them on the phone! She loved all of her “ grand babies,” as she affectionately called them all, regardless of their age!Her grandchildren will greatly miss their “Nanny”. She leaves grandson, Zachary. A. Wiles, and Sherry along with her three great grandchildren, Tina and Addison, great granddaughters and Fox, great grandson in Myrtle Beach, SC. She also leaves her granddaughter Amy Wiles and Josh and great grandson Ian, and granddaughter Cathryn Wiles and great grandson Jakobe, in Frederick, MD, and granddaughter Mary Wiles in San Diego, CA. Rosella leaves great granddaughter Brianna Wilson and great grandson, Julian in FL, and great granddaughter Brooke Hoatland and Justin and great-great grandson Noah and great- great- granddaughter Emmy Lane in Myrtle Beach, SC; and great grandson Micah Wilson and Allie and great- great grandson, Oliver in Sneads Ferry, NC.Rosella also leaves her beloved nieces and nephews, Anita, Barbara, Cheryl, Chrissy, Donna, Helena, George, Kathy, Mary, Sandy, Steven, and great nieces and nephews, Chad, Angie, Carrie, Danny, Alex, Joshua, Leif, Paul, Caroline, Amelia, Ethan, Steven, Eric, Michael and Mark. She was predeceased by nephews, Mick Mastrino, Dwayne Howard and John Howard. She loved all of the family picnics, baking cookies and fruitcakes during the Christmas season.Rosella read her scripture everyday until this last year, when we read to her. She truly lived as Abraham did with blessings of many, many family members and friends( Genesis 22:17). Lastly we wish to thank all of the staff at Somerford House Assisted Living and Somerford Place Alzheimer’s Care and Hospice and Kline Hospice House for their care with Rosella in the latter part of 2023 and 2024.Family and friends can gather at Keeney and Basford Funeral Homes, P.A., 106 East Church Street, Frederick, MD 21701, on Sunday February 25, 2024 from 2pm to 5pm. A funeral service will be held on Monday February 26, 2024 at Evangelical Lutheran Church, 31 E Church St, Frederick, MD 21701, at 11am. Interment will follow at Mount Olivet Cemetery, Frederick.Donations to your favorite charity or to one of several that were near to Rosella’s heartstrings- Evangelical Lutheran Church, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater DC, St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, Wounded Warriors, Veterans of Foreign Wars. To plant Memorial Trees in memory of Rosella Harman Wiles, please click here to visit our Sympathy Store.

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Lois Nadean Purdum

Died : Feb 14, 2024

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Frederick, MD

Lois Nadean Purdum, 96, of Damascus, MD went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, February 14, 2024, at Tranquility Assisted Living Center, Frederick, MD. She was the daughter of the late Clyde and Clytie Thompson Moxley. She was married for 74 years to her beloved husband, Ray Purdum who preceded her death 3 years earlier. She is survived by two daughters, Sharon Spiker, and Lynn Williams and husband Doug, four grandchildren, Barry Rippeon Jr, Kori Matheis, Amy Purdum, Travis Hammond and eight great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her son and daughter-in-law, David and Lyn Purdum, son-in-law, Lewis Spiker and granddaughter Rachel Gulledge. Lois was employed as an Account Clerk with the Montgomery Co. Board of Education for 23 years where she retired. She was an active member of the Damascus United Methodist Church where she enjoyed Bible study. She organized their Annual Oyster Dinners for years with great pride and dedication. She was also active in getting their Thrift Shop established years ago. Lois was also a member of the Damascus Travel Club, American Legion Auxiliary, and the Pleasant Plains of Damascus Daughters of the American Revolution. She also enjoyed knitting and craft work and preparing meals for the family until she was no longer able. Online condolences may be shared with her family on our website at www.molesworthwilliams.com

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Benjamin Conrad Dudderar

Dec 08, 1932 - Feb 13, 2024

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Frederick, MD

Mr. Benjamin Conrad Dudderar, 91, of Urbana, died Tuesday, February 13, 2024 at Frederick Health. He was the the loving husband of Mary Jane (Wilcom) Dudderar for 67 years, until she passed away in 2022.Born December 8, 1932 in Unionville, Frederick County, he was the son of the late Mary (Danner) Dudderar.Ben graduated from Frederick High School Class of 1951. He honorably served in the US Army from 1954 to 1957. He worked at the NSA at Fort Meade for 36 years. After his retirement, Ben started his own business of doing a variety of odd jobs. He like to travel and enjoyed doing puzzles.He is survived by his son; Alan Dudderar and wife Dorothy of Florida, step-grandson; John Weller and wife Jesse, special friend; Tom Hafle, numerous nieces and nephews. A graveside service will be held at 10:00AM, on Friday, February 16, 2024 at Linganore Cemetery, 8921 Clemsonville Road, Unionville, MD.Online condolences may be shared at www.keeneybasford.com. To plant Memorial Trees in memory of Benjamin C. Dudderar, please click here to visit our Sympathy Store.

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Kenneth L. Spore

May 30, 1970 - Feb 07, 2024

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Frederick, MD

It is with heavy hearts that we share that Kenneth (Kenny) L. Spore of New Market, Maryland passed away unexpectedly on February 7, 2024 at Frederick Health Hospital after a brief illness; he was surrounded by family and friends.Ken was born on May 30, 1970 in Silver Spring, Maryland. The majority of his life he grew up in Frederick, MD, graduating from Frederick High School in 1988. Ken worked as a Physical Security Specialist at the Social Security Administration for 21 years. He served as an official for Frederick County Football for 18 years, ending his tenure there as Commissioner.Ken loved keeping his cars spotless, his years-long lawn maintenance competition with Mr. Ed, the Washington Redskins, NASCAR, his many dogs (Toby, McGrath, Katara, and Floyd), and his beloved recliner. He always loved dirt bikes and recently rediscovered his love for motorcycles often enjoying riding with his son. Ken’s competitive nature always had him racing to win anything. He was an avid runner, too stubborn for an iPhone, and made a mean cocktail.Ken is survived by his two children, Bailey Connor and Keifer Ryley, their mom and former wife Kelly Kearney Spore; his mother, Sharon Graham Spore (Calabash, NC); his sister Deborah Spore Stuck, brother-in-law, Douglas Stuck (Leesburg, VA), their children Mason and Eve; as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins, and close friends. He is also remembered by his very special friend, Nikki Moore. Ken is preceded in death by his father, James Spore.In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to the giver’s charity of choice in Ken’s name. The family will hold a celebration of life in Ken’s honor in the coming weeks. To plant Memorial Trees in memory of Kenny Spore, please click here to visit our Sympathy Store.

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Franklin Leroy Devilbiss

Dec 11, 1927 - Feb 08, 2024

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Frederick, MD

Franklin "Herbie" "Pappy" Leroy Devilbiss, 96, of Frederick, passed away on Thursday February 8, 2024 at the Frederick Health Hospital. Born in Thurmont, MD, on December 11, 1927, to the late Herbert Wesley and Ethel Virginia (nee Carbaugh) Devilbiss. He was the beloved husband to the late Doris Lorraine Devilbiss.Franklin served in the United States Army during World War II. He was a diesel engineer who maintained amphibious vehicles. Franklin would go on to work for the Ox Fibre Brush Company for 15 years. After that he would work for the Government as a federal police officer until his retirement. During his employment with the Government, he also worked in construction. Which would lead to Franklin working for his son, at Joseph Devilbiss Construction, during his retirement years.Franklin was an active and lifelong member of the Lewistown United Methodist Church. He was on the board of trustees. He was also a long term member of the Lewistown Volunteer Fire Company. He is survived by; his son Joseph Franklin Devilbiss, Sr. (Carol), his grandchildren; Joseph F. Devilbiss, Jr. (Billie Jo), Wendi Mills (Gene), Tanya Snodderly (Robert), Kayla Brannen (Tyler), Savannah Stull (Gage), and Megan Andrews (John), his siblings; Clara Moore, Shirley Curry, Gloria Mercer (Frank), son-in-law Mike Stull (Tara), and numerous great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and extended family. In addition to his parents and wife, he is predeceased by; his children, James L. Devilbiss, infant Robin Devilbiss, and Tammy Stull, his siblings; Margaret Reed, James E. Devilbiss, Hazel Devilbiss, Edna Beall, and Mary Frances Van Cleef.Family and friends can gather at the Lewistown United Methodist Church, 11032 Hessong Bridge Rd, Thurmont, MD 21788, on Monday February 12, 2024 from 9:30am until the start of the funeral service at 11am. Interment will follow at Mount Prospect Church Cemetery, Thurmont.In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in

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Gwendolyn Jordan Bausum

Dec 28, 1939 - Feb 07, 2024

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Frederick, MD

It is with great sadness that we announce that Gwendolyn Jordan Bausum went to be with her Lord on February 7, 2024, at the age of 84. She was born on December 28, 1939, in Shelby, North Carolina, to the late Dewey T Jordan and Lorene Weber Jordan. Gwen was preceded in death by her parents, her brothers Robert P Jordan and Kenneth R Jordan, her loving husbandof 52 years, Howard T Bausum, and her granddaughter Ariel Pettas.Gwen's journey began in North Carolina but took her to various places, before settling in Frederick, Maryland as a teen. She graduated from Frederick High School in 1957 and went onto earn her bachelor’s degree from Hood College in 1963. She married Howard Bausum in August of 1960 and they were happily married just over 52 years, until his death in 2013.Gwen found joy in the simple pleasures of life, relishing her role as a mother and homemaker. She enjoyed baking, gardening, bible study, and solving crossword (sudoku) puzzles. She had a quick wit and though encountering numerous challenges throughout her life, she remained resilient and steadfast in her faith, inspiring all who knew her with her unwavering strength.Gwen is survived by her three children: David H Bausum (Michelle) of Hagerstown, MD, Susan L Bausum Pettas of Georgia, and Richard J Bausum (Erika) of Kentucky. She will also be dearlymissed by her grandchildren: Jonathan Bausum, Julia Bausum, Christopher Pettas, Sarah Pettas, Anastasia Bausum, Josiah Bausum, Rachel Bausum, Rebekah Bausum, Micah Bausum, Isaiah Bausum, and Aliyah Bausum and a great-granddaughter Reagan Lee Bausum.Gwen is also survived by her sister Kathy Jordan Holcomb (Jerry), several nieces, nephews and cousins - including Laura Bausum Donaldson, who was extremely involved in Gwen’s life - andmany cherished friends.A memorial service to celebrate Gwen's life will be held on Thursday, February 15, 2024, at 11:00am at South End Baptist Church in Frederick, Maryland where she was a member formany years. To plant Memorial Trees in memory of Gwendolyn Bausum, please click here to visit our Sympathy Store.

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Mary Ann Leggieri

Sep 09, 1929 - Feb 03, 2024

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Frederick, MD

Mary Ann (Toth) Leggieri passed away peacefully on February 3rd, 2024, at Somerford Place in Frederick, MD. She was born on Sept 9, 1929, in Nicholson, PA to Albert and Anna Toth. She attended Nicholson High School where she played on the Basketball team, was Editor of the high school yearbook, and was a member of the National Honor Society and Home Economics Organization. She also served as Class Secretary, Class Treasurer and FHA President. Mary met her future husband Tony Leggieri at a hometown dance, and they were married six weeks later on Oct 18, 1947. Mary and Tony were blessed with six sons and one daughter. They were married for 68 years until Tony passed away in 2016. She sold Dutchmaid clothing for many years to help support her family. She was a member of St Paul’s Catholic Church in Damascus MD where she volunteered at the soup kitchen to support the needy. She loved the Lord and LOVED taking care of her husband and family. She was a faithful servant. She enjoyed gardening, flowers and bird watching. Her summers were spent canning fresh vegetables from her garden. Mary was the most amazing cook, preparing all meals and desserts from scratch. Affectionately known as Bum Bum to all who loved her, Mary is survived by her children Lawrence Leggieri (Susan), Thomas Leggieri (Kitty), Robert Leggieri (Kim), Nancy, Gary and Daughter in-law Sue Leggieri. She is also survived by 14 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her beloved sons Anthony Jr. and James, and by three brothers and five sisters. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St Jude’s Childrens Hospital, St Paul’s Catholic Church, Damascus, MD or ZERO Prostate Cancer 515 King Street, Suite 420, Alexandria VA 22314. Online condolences may be shared with the family on the Funeral Homes website at molesworthwilliams.com.

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