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Judith Smith

Jul 07, 1940 - Nov 05, 2023

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Bel Air, MD

It is with profound sadness that we bid farewell to Judith Grace Smith, who peacefully transitioned from this world on November 5, 2023, at Lorien Nursing Home in Bel Air, Maryland. Born on July 7, 1940, in the heart of Baltimore City to the late Archie and Mabel (Ferebee) Smith, Judith's journey was one of resilience, courage, and unwavering determination. Judith's life unfolded against the backdrop of Maryland, from the close-knit neighborhoods of Baltimore City to the charming town of Bel Ai...Read More

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Ellen Berg

Jan 01, 1958 - Feb 28, 2024

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Bel Air, MD

Ellen Berg, a beacon of love and unwavering faith, passed away peacefully on February 28, 2024, in Bel Air, Maryland. Born in January 1958, Ellen's life was a testament to the power of devotion - to her beloved family, her faith, and the church community that she cherished. Ellen was known affectionately to all who knew her as a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother and sister. She is survived by her loving husband of 43 years, Pastor Jeff Berg. Together, they built a life full of warmth, grace and love. Ellen's legacy continues through her adoring children: Tim and his wife Jill, Josh and his wife Rachael, Lauren and her husband Brian, and her beloved daughter Joy. Ellen's nine grandchildren will forever cherish the memories of their doting Nana, whose love and care for them knew no bounds. She was the dear sister of Marge, Bud and his wife Mary, Peg and her husband Tim, and Bev and her husband Larry. Ellen was preceded in death by her brother Tom. Ellen was a faithful and founding member of the Forest Ridge Baptist Church, where she served with an inspiring faithfulness and a spirit of grace that touched the hearts of all who knew her. Ellen's steadfast commitment to God was the cornerstone of her existence, guiding her every action and decision. Ellen's interests and passions were a reflection of her love for life and the joy she found in simple pleasures. She was a remarkable cook, delighting family and friends with her culinary creations. She was famous for many dishes and loved sharing recipes with others. Most of all she loved sharing these dishes as her way of showing care — to serve God by serving others. One of Ellen's most cherished moments was just last year when shortly after a return cancer diagnosis she visited the Grand Canyon. This experience, like many others, encapsulated her appreciation for the beauty and wonder of God’s creation and wonderful moments with family. Those who knew Ellen would describe her as loving, faith-filled, and passionate. She had a contagious energy and a zest for this life on earth while always preparing for the next. She approached every aspect of her life with a heart full of love, a soul committed to her faith, and a desire to make everything around her brighter. Her passion was evident in the way she loved God, cared for her family, supported her church, and embraced every moment with enthusiasm and joy. Ellen's impact on the lives of those she encountered was profound and lasting. Her unwavering support, her gentle guidance, and her unconditional love were the hallmarks of her character. She was a source of strength and inspiration, embodying the virtues of kindness, generosity, and humility. As we bid farewell to Ellen Berg, we celebrate the remarkable woman she was and the extraordinary life she led. Her memory will continue to shine brightly in the hearts of all who were blessed to know her. Ellen's spirit, a radiant light of love and faith, will continue to guide us. In the quiet whispers of prayer, in the laughter of her grandchildren, and in the warmth of the family gatherings she so adored, Ellen's presence will be forever with us. The precious memories she gave us will continue to be a comforting embrace to remind us of the love we shared and the legacy she leaves behind. Family and friends will honor and celebrate Ellen’s life at the Evans Life Celebration Home — 3 Newport Drive (Rts 23 and 24), Forest Hill — with a visitation time on Friday, March 8 from 6-9 PM. The funeral service will be held on Saturday, March 9 at 11 AM. Interment will be at Bel Air Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions in Ellen’s name may be made to Forest Ridge Baptist Church — 2435 Bailey Rd, Forest Hill, MD 21050. To to the family or in memory of Ellen C. Berg, please

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Tessie Lee Booker (Chavis)

Aug 27, 1930 - Feb 29, 2024

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Bel Air, MD

Tessie Lee Booker (Chavis) passed away peacefully in Bel Air, Maryland on February 29, 2024. She was born in North Carolina on August 27, 1930, the beloved daughter of Roy and Mary Chavis (Smith). Tessie’s husband, Basil B. Booker, predeceased her in 1998. She is survived by her sons, William T. Booker, Sr. (Ria), Gary Booker (Angie) and the late Roger Booker. Her siblings are the late Robert Chavis, the late William R. (Jr.) Chavis, (Jean), William (Bim) Chavis (Margaret), john Chavis (Pauline), Rae Mullins (Larry), Mary (Tootsie) Harryman (Gene), Lorraine Meredith (the late Kenneth) and Geneva Moore. Tessie is survived by many grandchildren and great grandchildren, as well as many nieces and nephews. She was a very kind, tender woman with a beautiful heart. She loved music, shopping, and spending time with family in Pennsylvania. Family and friends may honor Tessie at Evans Life Celebration Home, 3 Newport Drive, Forest Hill, Maryland 21050. Hours of visitation are Monday March 4, 2024 from 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm, with a chapel service at 3:00 pm. There will be a viewing in Gloucester, VA on Wednesday, March 6, 2024 at 1:30 pm, at Andrews Funeral Home, 7192 Main Street, Gloucester, VA with a graveside service at Bellamy Cemetery. Tessie will be missed by all who knew and loved her. To to the family or in memory of Tessie Lee (Chavis) Booker, please

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Francis M. Cox

Mar 29, 1931 - Feb 20, 2024

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Bel Air, MD

Francis M. Cox, age 92, a beloved resident of Havre de Grace, Maryland, passed away on February 20, 2024, at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center in Bel Air, Maryland. He was born in Nebo, Virginia, to the late Francis and Ada (Gullion) Cox. Francis was the devoted husband of the late Reba (Goodman) Cox, with whom he shared 61 years of cherished marriage.A dedicated veteran, Francis served his country proudly in the U.S. Air Force. Following his military service, he embarked on a successful career as a high voltage lineman, retiring from Baltimore Gas and Electric. Francis was a devout member of Calvary Baptist Church, where his active participation enriched the community.Francis possessed a passion for bluegrass music and was a skilled guitarist, delighting all who had the pleasure of hearing him play. He found joy in his vegetable garden and orchard, tending to them with care and dedication. Francis was known for his playful jokes and sense of humor, which endeared him to all who knew him.In addition to his wife and parents, Francis was predeceased by 12 siblings and his son-in-law, David Bryner. He is survived by his loving daughters, Brenda (Dennis) Longo and Sherry Bryner, his son, Kevin (Betsy) B. Cox, Sr., six grandchildren, fifteen great-grandchildren, and numerous, loving nieces and nephews.Francis M. Cox will be deeply missed by his family, friends, and all who had the privilege of knowing him. His legacy of love, laughter, and kindness will forever be cherished.

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Charles Howard Scheid, Jr.

Dec 04, 1937 - Feb 27, 2024

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Bel Air, MD

Charles Howard Scheid, Jr., age 86, of Bel Air, Maryland passed away on February 27, 2024, at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center in Bel Air, Maryland. Born in Baltimore, Maryland, he was the son of the late Charles and Elizabeth (Miller) Scheid and husband of Elzbieta "Bess" (Adamska) Scheid. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army National Guard. He was a member of Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Bel Air. He was a "Handyman." In addition to his wife Charles is survived by his son, Charles H. Scheid, III; daughter, Suzanne (Douglas) Wirth; granddaughters, Anna Wirth, and Kathleen Wirth.In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by sister, Susan White-Bowden.Contributions may be made to Emmanuel Episcopal Church 301 North Main Street, Bel Air, MD 21014

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John Robert Puskar

May 27, 1945 - Feb 23, 2024

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Bel Air, MD

On February 23. 2024, John Robert Puskar, 78 of Bel Air, Maryland, beloved husband of 56 years of Mary Puskar (nee Cole); cherished father of Mary Kathleen, Sara Ann, and John Christopher Puskar; also survived by three brothers. A mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Mary’s Church, 1021 Saint Mary’s Road, Pylesville, Maryland 21132 at 11:00 am on Friday March 1, 2024. Family and friends may pay their respects to the family for one hour prior to the memorial mass in the church. Inurnment will follow in St. Mary’s Church Cemetery. A luncheon will follow the graveside service in the fellowship hall. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Mary’s Church, Pylesville, Maryland. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.evansfuneralchapel.com To to the family or in memory of John Robert Puskar, please

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Alexander Matthew Francis, Jr.

Sep 30, 1939 - Feb 17, 2024

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Bel Air, MD

Alexander Matthew Francis, Jr., 84, of Bel Air, Maryland was born on September 30, 1939, in Vicksburg, Mississippi to Rev. Alexander and Emma Webb Francis, Sr. As an AME minister, his father pastored several churches in Kentucky where “June” (as he was affectionately called) spent his early life. The family returned to their native Louisiana where he attended and graduated from Scotlandville Senior High School in 1958. He also attended Southern University for a year before embarking upon his military career.After the passing of his father, his mother, Emma, married Harry Bill Reese. From this union, June’s four sisters were born: Barbara Jean, Dorothy Rean, Betty Jane and Joyce Marie; all whom he loved dearly.On August 20, 1960, Alexander was united in marriage to his high school sweetheart, Doretha Ross. While stationed in Germany, their daughter Madalyn Anita was born. The family later relocated to the Aberdeen Proving Ground military base in Aberdeen, Maryland where their sons, Darrell Alexander and Gerald Anthony were born.Alexander served in the United States Army for 23 years, achieving the rank of Master Sergeant. Upon his retirement from the military, he resumed his college studies, and in 1982, graduated cum laude from the University of Baltimore with a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice. He continued on to pursue his graduate degree from 1983--1990. While in school, he also embarked upon a distinguished career within the Maryland Department of Corrections serving as Assistant Warden, and then Warden of the Jessup County Correctional Institution from 1981--2001, and the Cecil County Detention Center in Elkton, MD from which he ultimately retired.Alexander (affectionately called “Honey” by his wife) was a man of quiet demeanor; but when he spoke, you wanted to listen. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, respected by all who knew him. In his later years, he volunteered his time mentoring young men ages 8-14, instilling character, leadership skills and positive behavior. Always a lover of good music, he cherished moments spent listening to his favorite tunes and spending time with his family and dear friends.Over the years, he worshipped faithfully at St. James AME Church in Havre de Grace, MD, serving in the Male Chorus and in other capacities. In 2006, while visiting Rome, Italy on a ministry trip with his son and daughter-in-law, he responded to the urging of the Lord and was filled with the Holy Spirit. After searching for an available hotel pool, Darrell was able to baptize him in Jesus’ name!It was this same Jesus whom he was able to call upon as he transitioned peacefully on February 17, 2024 just after midnight. Glory to God!He is preceded in death by his parents, Alexander Francis, Sr. and Emma Francis Reese; aunts, Rose Webb Netters and Felinese Baker; and sister, Irene (Elijah) Pickett all of Louisiana.He is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Doretha Francis; sisters, Barbara Owens, Dorothy Smart, Betty Wienhoff, Joyce (Eugene) Dixon; children, Madalyn, Darrell (Sharon), Gerald (Michelle) Francis; grandchildren, Alexander, III, Julian, Jerra Francis; great-grandchildren, Alexander Josiah (A.J.) and James Francis; honorary sister, Beverly Greene and a host of in-laws, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.A service to celebrate his life will be held at St. James AME Church, 613-617 Green St., Havre de Grace, MD, on Saturday, March 2, 2024. Public viewing at 10 a.m. The service to commence at 11 a.m.

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John Olaf Maboe

Feb 13, 1957 - Feb 13, 2024

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Bel Air, MD

John Olaf Maboe, age 67 from Baltimore, MD passed away Tuesday Feb. 13, 2024 at 6:30 AM in Upper Chesapeake Hospital. He passed away peacefully surrounded by his loved ones. John was the father of Christopher and Thomas Maboe and grandfather to 8 beautiful grandchildren, brother to his wonderful sister Elisa Bell, uncle and friend to many. He is preceded in death by his mother, Genevieve Comeau, father, Thor Maboe, and sister Linda Maboe. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends. A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday Feb. 24, 2024 from 11:00 AM-1:00 PM Gateway Community of Faith, 3051 Troyer Rd, White Hall, MD 21161. The Church is located on Black Horse Golf Course. In lieu of flowers, we are asking people to donate and support people in active recovery at https://www.recoverbaltimore.com/donate To to the family or in memory of John Maboe, please

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Judith Dale Niles

May 30, 1944 - Feb 14, 2024

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Bel Air, MD

On February 14, 2024; Judith "Judy" Dale Niles of Bel Air; beloved wife of Roger Charles Niles; devoted mother of Robin Bernal, Steven Niles and wife Mary; cherished grandmother of Nicholas Ertel, Alexandra Ertel, Ian Ertel, Charles Niles and Sadie Niles; dear sister of Wesley Borchers. Family and friends will honor and celebrate Judy's life at the Evans Life Celebration Home-3 Newport Drive (Rts 23 and 24) Forest Hill on Friday, February 23 from 2-4 & 6-8 PM. A Memorial service will be held 11 AM Saturday, February 24 at Bel Air United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in Judy's name may be made to the Humane Society of Harford County- 2208 Connolly Road -Fallston, Maryland 21047. To to the family or in memory of Judith "Judy" Dale Niles, please

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Regina Maria Hogan

Oct 17, 1957 - Dec 22, 2023

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Bel Air, MD

Regina Maria Hogan formerly of Havre de Grace, passed away on Friday, December 22, at her group home in Bel Air. She was 66.Born in Baltimore City, she was the daughter of the late Robert A. and Betty J. (Bowers) Hogan.A member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Havre de Grace, she enjoyed attending the Harford Center where she had many friends. Regina also loved the wonderful caregivers and roommates she has had through the years at her Richcroft, Inc. home, who gave her exceptional care and treated her like family.She is survived by her brothers, Robert A. Hogan, Jr. of Havre de Grace, MD and Shawn P. Hogan and his wife Glenda of Hampstead, MD and her sister-in-law Rosemary Hogan of Perry Hall,MD and her many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents she was predeceased by her brother Steven M. Hogan.A visitation will be held on Saturday, January 6, from 1 pm-2 pm at the Tarring-Cargo Funeral Home where a Celebration of Life will begin at 2:00 pm. Contributions in her memory may be made to www.richcroft.org .

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Jaxon C. Stone

Feb 20, 1971 - Feb 01, 2024

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Bel Air, MD

Jaxon C. Stone, formerly known as Kurtis "Mickey" Thomas, age 52, of Abingdon, Maryland passed away on February 1, 2024, at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center in Bel Air, Maryland. He was born in Born in Dixon, Illinois, the son of the late Ronald and Gail (Husman) Thomas and husband of 28 years to C. Raven Stone. Raven was the light of his life. Jaxon made people laugh and smile, it was his mission in life. He worked as a District Manager for Starbucks for 10 years in both Illinois and Maryland. Jaxon was an avid Steelers fan. In addition to his wife Jaxon is survived by his brothers, Ronald Thomas, Jr. (Juan) and Jeffrey (Raquel) Thomas; sister, Sherry Thomas, and partner Mary; nieces, Jessica Baumgartner, and Zoe Thomas; and nephew, Nate Thomas. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Paul Thomas. A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, February 24, 2024 from 1:00 PM to 4:00PM at Dieterle Memorial Home, 1120 S. Broadway Ave. Montgomery, IL 60538. Contributions may be made to American Heart Association - Maryland 217 E. Redwood Street 23rd Floor, Baltimore, MD

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