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Lewis Cohn

May 02, 1945 - Dec 05, 2023

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Rockville, MD

Lewis B. Cohn, "Buzzy", passed away on Tuesday evening, December 5, 2023, at home, surrounded by his family after a brief illness. Beloved husband of Debbie; cherished father of Julianne, David and Suzanne (predeceased); and son-in-law Michael, adored Grampsy to Eli, Annabel and Jack Metzger. Born on May 2, 1945 to Theodore and Dorothy Cohn. He grew up, with his older sister Barbara, on Glen Avenue in Baltimore where he attended and graduated from Baltimore City College High School in 1963. He t...Read More

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Ursula Neressa Evans

Feb 26, 1936 - Feb 23, 2024

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Rockville, MD

Ursula Neressa Evans, age 87, of Rockville, Maryland passed away on Friday, February 23, 2024. A visitation for Ursula will be held Friday, March 15, 2024 at 10:00 AM at Mt Sinai Bapt Church, 1615 Third St., NW, Washington, DC 20001. A celebration of life will occur Friday, March 15, 2024 at 11:00 AM. A service of committal and interment will occur Friday, March 15, 2024 at 1:30 PM at Fort Lincoln Cemetery.

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Douglas Amidon Bly

Aug 29, 1927 - Feb 26, 2024

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Rockville, MD

Douglas Bly (Age 96)On Monday, February 26, 2024, Douglas Amidon Bly of Rockville, MD, passed with his family by his side. He was a loving and devoted husband for 74+ years to Helene Lingel Bly, who predeceased him on February 6, 2024. He was a dedicated father of Matt (Terri Wilburn) Bly of Charlotte, NC, Caroline (Alan) Wulzen of Bend, OR, Alisa (Joe) DesJardin of Colorado Springs, CO, and Rachel (Allen) Williams of Herndon, VA, cherished grandfather of David Wulzen (Emily Kelly), Thomas (Ashley) Begley, David (Sarah Hodge) Begley, Jessica Wulzen, Caitlin (Kendall Wickens) Williams, Peter Williams and adoring great-grandfather of August Begley. He is also survived by many treasured nieces and nephews.Doug was born in Rochester, New York on August 29, 1927, to Dr. Perry Amidon Bly and Bonnie May (Rogers) Bly. He grew up in Rochester, spending many summers on the maternal family farm near Cherokee, North Carolina. As a teen, he joined the war effort, enlisting in The US Coast Guard – Merchant Marine as a Junior Assistant Purser/Pharmacy Mate and serving on a Liberty ship in the Mediterranean. In 1944, at age 17, he entered Colgate University. While living in a boarding house in Rochester, he met Helene. They were married on August 27, 1949. He completed both a Bachelors (1950) and Masters (1954) degree at Colgate University.Doug had a diverse professional career. He taught high school Math and Science as well as university level Probability and Statistics. Doug enjoyed solving complicated business problems for organizations such as Texas Instruments, Hughes Helicopters, Atlas Chemical, and finally at the Delaware Medical Center where he retired. Following retirement, Doug and Helene settled in Rockville, Maryland at The Village at Rockville (TVAR).Doug enjoyed life to the fullest whether it was using his analytical skills to study the odds in horse-racing and roulette, to play the stock and commodities markets, or to plan multiple domestic and international travel itineraries. His interests were vast and varied: vegetable gardening, cooking and grilling, co-owning a German deli, hot air ballooning, traveling, and photography. Doug served in leadership roles for community organizations, Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Bethesda, MD and TVAR.Doug’s life was guided and shaped by his unshakable Christian faith. He was a longtime member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Wilmington, DE. After moving to Rockville, he joined and became an active member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church where he served on council and was a devoted participant in Bible Study.Doug will always be remembered for:• His steadfast Christian faith,• His total love and commitment to Helene Lou,• Hosting and entertaining---sharing his passions for good food, wine, and stimulating conversation,• Winning the 10th National Crab Cooking Championship in Crisfield MD,• His love of travel, hiking the Alps and beachcombing with Helene,• Enjoying a Gin & Tonic with pistachios on the porch,• Being an avid reader of books and newspapers,• His pursuit of knowledge, participating in Elderhostel (Road Scholar) programs, and classes at both the Academy of Lifelong Learning in Wilmington and Osher Lifelong Learning at John’s Hopkins University,• His snappy bow ties.Doug and Helene had a most special relationship. Married almost 75 years, they supported and held each other up to the very end--Each wanting the other to be and live their best life possible. Each of them was a remarkable, unique individual, but together they made each other extraordinary. They were a duality--Two complete and strong individuals in one familial essence. Helene and Doug. It was a wonderful marriage whose special gift was to bring out the best in all fortunate enough to know them.There will be a joint Celebration of Life for Doug and Helene on April 6, 2024, at 11:00 am at Emmanuel Lutheran Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Doug’s name to Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Bethesda, MD.

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Margaret J. Geckos

Apr 22, 1930 - Feb 27, 2024

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Rockville, MD

Margaret J. Geckos, age 93, entered eternal rest on Tuesday, February 27, 2024 at her home. Margaret was born on the island of Tinos, Greece. She was predeceased by her parents James and Irene (Gaitis) Kouvaras and her sister Anita Gargas. She was the beloved and devoted wife of 55 years to the late Gus John Geckos. She was the loving mother of Marietta I. Geckos Groepler (Fritz), John G. Geckos, and Rena Reese (Kevin); and devoted grandmother of Jack, Meg, Kate, Elyzabeth, and Nathan.Relatives and friends will be received at Pumphrey’s Colonial Funeral Home, 300 W. Montgomery Avenue, Rockville, MD on Wednesday, March 6, 2024 from 6-8 p.m. The funeral service will be at St. George Greek Orthodox Church at 7701 Bradley Boulevard, Bethesda, MD 20817 on Thursday, March 7, 2024 at 10:00 a.m., with interment immediately following in Gate of Heaven Cemetery.In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to St. George Greek Orthodox Church. 

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Brian A. Sondike

Jul 08, 1943 - Feb 28, 2024

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Rockville, MD

Brian A. Sondike passed away due to complications related to congestive heart failure.  Every parent wants to provide their children an environment of love, nurturing and opportunities that were perhaps not attainable to them.  By that measure he surely succeeded with his son, Jed Sondike.  Brian was devoted to his wife Phyllis in marriage for over 57 years but they met many years before they married.  Brian cherished his grandfather role and always regaled everyone with a witty albeit mildly inappropriate humor.  His generosity and kindness to many will live on in the hearts of his family and friends. 

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Albert Citron

Jan 01, 1943 - Feb 29, 2024

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Rockville, MD

Albert passed away Thursday, February 29. 2024 He was a stellar role model to family and friends, a gentle, caring soul overflowing with love of G-d, nature, family, friends, and all his communities in which he participated. He was born in 1943 and grew up in Paterson, New Jersey. He attended and graduated Rutgers University and University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. He met his wife, Dale while attending Penn. Upon graduating he served in the United States Army as a Captain. He was overwhelmingly proud of his tour of duty in Vietnam. After service, he enrolled and completed a post-doctoral program in Endodontics at the New Jersey College of Medicine and Dentistry. He was the gold standard of how to lead a righteous, moral, peaceful, joyful life. He was always mindful of G-d’s gifts both large, like the birth of a grandchild and small, like the tiny birds that swarmed his backyard bird feeder. May his memory be a blessing and a moral compass to those he leaves behind. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Dale, his three children, Renee (Neil) Baror, Wesley Citron (Karen) Citron, and Jordan Citron (Syndy); as well as grandchildren, Jonah, Eden, Levi, Taylor, Mia and Aria and a countless cadre of cousins, nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. 

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Francis S. Posniewski

May 15, 1929 - Feb 25, 2024

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Rockville, MD

Francis S. Posniewski, 94, of Rockville, Maryland died peacefully with family at his side on February 25, 2024. Born May 15, 1929, Francis and his three siblings were raised in Troy, New York by their parents Walter Konstantine Posniewski and H. Ethel LaBarge Posniewski. He attended La Salle Institute in Troy, graduating in 1947 and then worked with his father at Fosters Printing Company. He joined the U.S. Navy Reserve and was called to active duty at the start of the Korean War. He loved the Navy. He then worked in the printing industry, retiring as Assistant Superintendent of Regional Operations after 32 years at the Government Printing Office (GPO). Francis was married to Barbara J. Posniewski (Mendel) for 68 years. They made Rockville, Maryland their home where they lovingly raised eight children, Michael William (Shellie) Posniewski of Longmont, Colorado, Robert Walter (Mary Sue) Posniewski of Bethesda, Maryland, Monica Mary (Garry) Abare of Altamonte Springs, Florida, James Gerard (Diane) Posniewski of Venice, Florida, Daniel Paul (Lisa) Posniewski of Mt. Airy, Maryland, Mary Kathryn (Philip) Trudeau of Eden, Maryland, Barbara Marie (Blair) Kramer of Woodsboro, Maryland and the late John Francis Posniewski. He was “Dziadziu” to his 18 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Francis was preceded in death by his loving and devoted wife Barbara, and brother J.”Conny” Posniewski. He leaves behind a sister Mary Riley (Jim, deceased) of Brunswick, New York and brother Gene (Mary) Posniewski of Troy, New York, and his dear friend, Johnny, his pet Shih Tzu. He dearly loved his many nieces, nephews and extended family. Francis was a devoted parishioner at the Shrine of St. Jude for several decades, where he volunteered as a Lector and an Extraordinary Minister Of Holy Communion, as well as organized and enjoyed parish social events with friends, who he loved like family. As a Fourth Degree Knight, he also found time to do charitable work with the Knights of Columbus. Proud of his heritage, Francis was a committed member and chairperson of the Polish Club of Rockville, where he organized many club activities, including his favorite, the Polka. He and Barbara spent many nights joyously dancing and impressing their audience. An avid camper, he bravely piled his family into the van, taking them to unforgettable vacations in the Adirondacks, Ocean City MD, and the Pennsylvania mountains where he thoroughly enjoyed cooking over an open fire in the great outdoors. He felt blessed to spend his retirement AirStreaming to all 49 contiguous states, Canada and the Arctic Circle with Barbara by his side and served as an officer in the MidAtlantic Air Streamers Club for several years. Other than requesting fine scotch for Christmas, Francis did not ask for much. He simply adored spending time in his yard. It filled him with pride to dote on his well-manicured lawn and receive his crown as Badminton Champion at backyard barbecues with family and friends. He loved gardening, both flower and vegetable, and spent his later years growing hot peppers, the hotter the better, to make his famous hot sauce. A good day was spent puttering around the yard while enjoying a baseball game on the radio and an ice cold beer. Family and friends will remember him for his unwavering love, faith, kindness, wry sense of humor, strong work ethic and steadfast patriotism. Relatives and friends may call at Shrine of St. Jude Catholic Church, 12701 Veirs Mill Road, Rockville, Maryland, on Wednesday March 6, beginning at 10am; Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11am. Interment to follow at Gate of Heaven cemetery in Silver Spring, Maryland. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The Saint John Paul II National Shrine or the Fisher House Foundation ( ).

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Bruce G. Erickson

Jan 22, 1945 - Feb 19, 2024

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Rockville, MD

Bruce G. Erickson of Gaithersburg, MD, passed away peacefully at Casey House on February 19, 2024 in Rockville, MD after a courageous battle with Prostate CA. He had just celebrated his 79th birthday and his 55th Wedding Anniversary.Bruce was born in Warrenton, VA on January 22, 1945 to Bruce G Erickson, Sr. of West Virginia and Marjory Welch Erickson of Iowa. He is survived by his beloved wife Janice King Erickson, his son Michael G Erickson, daughter-in-law Shaunda Ferguson Erickson, granddaughter Jami Erickson, grandson Braeden Erickson, son-in-law Michael Jandrew, sister Anne Erickson, brother-in-law Robert King, sister-in-law Kathy King as well as nieces, nephews and several cousins and their families. He is predeceased by his beautiful daughter Angela Erickson Jandrew, his brother Neil Erickson, sister-in-law Carol Erickson, his parents and his Aunts and Uncles.Bruce moved with his family to Wheaton, MD at age 8 and graduated from Wheaton High School. He later enlisted in the US Navy and was sent to the Naval Air Station in Kingsville, TX where he met his future wife Janice, who had just graduated from Baylor University School of Nursing. She had returned home for the summer and they began dating soon after meeting. As newly weds, they were sent to Long Beach Naval Base in California, where Bruce served on the USS Hornet carrier. In July 1969, the Hornet picked up the Apollo 11 Astronauts in the Pacific Ocean after their walk on the moon. Our daughter was born in Long Beach that same year. After being discharged from the Navy in 1970, Bruce started college in Durant, OK then went to Computer School in Dallas, TX. He started work in Boston, MA and our son was born there in Worcester, MA. Bruce then returned to the Washington DC area to work for various Defense Companies here, including Bendix, Lockheed-Martin and BAE Systems. We lived in Germany for 3 years, enjoying traveling around Europe as much as possible and Bruce was in England 1 and 1/2 years where he enjoyed attending the Theater in London. Bruce received a BA degree from Strayer University and later a Masters degree from University of Maryland Global Campus in Computer Assurance. In retirement, we developed a love of cruising with trips to the Bahamas, Jamaica, Cozumel, the Baltic Sea, the Mediterranean Sea around Italy to the Adriatic Sea and Alaska.Bruce loved his 2 grandchildren and was an avid supporter of their various sports activities and school endeavors. Spending time with family and friends was most important to him. We will all greatly miss his gentle ways and quirky humor.Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

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Florence Gootenberg

Aug 20, 1923 - Feb 28, 2024

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Rockville, MD

Florence Gootenberg, age 100, died peacefully, surrounded by her family, at the Cohen-Rosen House in Rockville, MD. Born August 20, 1923 to Sydney and Eva Nathanson in Montreal, Quebec, her Jewish wine merchant family moved first to Windsor, Ontario, then to Detroit before settling in Brooklyn, NY during the mid-1930s. She attended Brooklyn’s legendary James Madison High School, where she first met her future husband, Roy Gootenberg, and graduated with honors from Brooklyn College among the nearly all-female WWII-era class. Florence was in many ways ahead of her time in her life-long professional and artistic pursuits. For example, she was active in post-war day care centers in Coney Island (where she knew progressive icons such as Woody Guthrie). She later wrote about institutionalizing childcare policies in her Boston University Master’s thesis. She soon became a pioneer in the new field of educating children with developmental disabilities. After moving to Maryland in the 1950s, she became a beloved dedicated teacher of special needs children for over four decades.  She also lovingly raised her own children: Joseph, a physician; Paul, an historian, and Amy, a teacher and former actress. However, she was most proud of her cognitively disabled daughter, Nan. Florence ensured Nan was mainstreamed in the Montgomery County school system; Nan then had a successful 37-year career as a clerk at the US Department of Commerce.  Florence’s joyful home life flourished in the beautiful mid-century house and gardens that she and her husband, Roy, built in the wooded community of Garrett Park, Md, and preserved for some 60 years. She loved sculpture and painting.  She and Roy filled their home with artwork, and she continued making brightly colored art up until her passing.  Florence enchanted everyone with her spark for life, curiosity, warmth, generosity, and humor. She is survived by her children Joseph (Susan Leibenhaut), Paul (Laura Sainz), Amy, and Nan; her grandchildren Eva, Jesse, Julia, David, Jonathan, Danyal and Léa, and four great grandchildren. Her husband predeceased her in 2000. Funeral services will be held privately. The family will be receiving guests Wednesday, March 6, 2024 between 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the late residence of Florence in Garrett Park with Minyan at 7 p.m. Contributions in her memory may be made to Makom, 1600 East Jefferson Street, Rockville, MD 20852 (makomlife.org/donate), a non-profit that empowers people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. So long Mom: we, and all who knew you, loved and adored you!

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Marc Levin

Aug 09, 1946 - Feb 28, 2024

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Rockville, MD

On February 28, 2024, Marc Levin passed away peacefully at the age of 78. Beloved husband of Dora Binder Levin; devoted father of Shaena (Alex) Levin, Alicia (Daniel) Stern, and David (Ilana) Prager; cherished grandfather of Charlotte, James, Mayer, Parker, Ephraim, Hadas, Spencer and Adira; loving brother of Michelle (Lee) Christides; caring uncle to a host of nieces and nephews. Graveside Funeral Services will be March 1, 2024, at Judean Memorial Gardens 16225 Batchellors Forest Rd Olney, MD. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Michael J. Fox Foundation - Donate to Critical Research (give.michaeljfox.org). Services entrusted to Sagel Bloomfield Danzansky Goldberg Funeral Care. www.sagelbloomfield.com

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Harriet Ward

Jan 30, 1929 - Feb 25, 2024

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Rockville, MD

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