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Elizabeth C. Bassett

Elizabeth "Betty" C. Bassett, 77, of Poolesville, MD, on November 10, 2014.
Loving wife of Leo J. Bassett.
Surviving besides her husband are her children, Brian and Mark Dawson; grandchildren, Brian Dawson, Jr., Amanda Cassell and husband Nolan, Brooke Syndor and husband JP; great grandchildren, Ryden, Oliver and Vava; step children, Leo J. Bassett, Jr and partner Karyn Seymour, Victoria Clyne and husband Ken; step grandchildren, Caroline and Eric Clyne.
Betty was proceeded in death by one son, Denny Dawson.
The family will be receiving friends on Thursday November 13 from 1-3 and 6-8 PM at the Our Lady of the Presentation Catholic Church, 17230 Tom Fox Ave., Poolesville, MD, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday November 14 at 10:00 AM.
Interment will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Silver Spring, MD.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to a charity of your choice in Betty's name.



Thomas E. Post

Thomas Edward Post, 85, of Germantown, MD died peacefully on October 30, 2014 at Charlotte Hall Veteran's Home in Charlotte Hall, MD. He is survived by two children, Lawrence (Larry) Jeffrey Post and Jennifer Wynne Suess, and his grandson, Brenden Suess. At the gravesite he will join his wife of 40 years, Vivian Almira Post who passed away in 1995. Born on May 6, 1929 in New York City, Mr. Post lived in various states along the East Coast, moving to Lancaster, PA to attend McCaskey High School. He graduated in 1948 and soon after joined the United States Marine Corps. He served 20 years, including being stationed in Japan for the duration of the Korean War. He met his wife, Vivian when he was on leave visiting Baltimore and they soon became engaged and married in November of 1956. He then did another tour of Japan, finishing his military career as a Gunnery Sergeant training troops at Parris Island, SC, where he started a family. After retiring from the military, he attended University of Maryland and received his undergraduate degree so that he could teach geography in the Arlington County School System. The family lived in Arlington for 8 years, moving to his family home and property on Berryville Road in 1972, where Mr. Post finished out his teaching career and resided up to April of this year.
Graveside services with Military Honors will take place at 2:00 PM on Tuesday November 4, 2014 at the Darnestown Presbyterian Church Cemetery, 15120 Turkey Foot Road, Gaithersburg, MD. The family would like to thank Mr. Post's dedicated caretakers Kunzang Drolma (KD), William Rowe (Jampal), Jonas Horner and his mom, Barbara Haddon (Megan). In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in honor of Thomas Post to the following organizations: Cornerstone Montgomery, Inc. (formerly St. Luke's House) 6040 Southport Drive, Bethesda, MD 20814 or NAMI Montgomery County (Thrift Shop), 11718 Parklawn Drive, Rockville, MD 20885 or Kunzang Palyul Chöling (KPC) PO Box 88, Poolesville, MD 20837.



Junior L. Catron

Junior Legard Catron, 83, of Frederick, MD, lost his courageous battle with cancer on October 28, 2014.
He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Phyllis Staley Catron. Born on June 12, 1931 in Chatham Hill, VA, he was a son of the late Martin Luther Catron and Myrtle Marie Catron Williams. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and proudly served from 1951 until his medical discharge in 1960. He was then employed by M-NCPPC for 33 years as a small-engine mechanic until his retirement in 1993. He was a hard-working man who took pride in everything he did and would do anything for anybody. He especially enjoyed family reunions and trips back to the mountains near Marion, VA. He also liked fixing things, gardening, woodworking, and antique car shows. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Wayne Catron (Carolyn) of Sabillasville; two daughters, Sharon Catron (Rick) of Frederick and Carol Wallace of Middletown; and two grandchildren, Jon Miller (Kelsey) of Brunswick and Jessi Wallace of Middletown. In addition, he is survived by one brother, Delter Catron of Martinsburg, WV, and two sisters, Jerlean Eader of Poolesville, MD and Cathern Maus of Boonsboro, MD. He was predeceased by a brother Raymond Catron, and two sisters Mildred Cullop and Dorothy Woods. The family will receive friends from 3 to 6 pm on Sunday, November 2, 2014 at Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Road, Barnesville, MD. Funeral services will be held at 1 pm on Monday, November 3, 2014 at Boyds Presbyterian Church, 19901 White Ground Road, Boyds, MD. Pastor Eyde Mabanglo will officiate. Interment will immediately follow in the Church cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jon Miller, Mark Lewis, Delter Cullop, Chuck Eader, Marty Eader, and Mike Maus. The family would like to thank Dr. Eric Bush and Kline Hospice House for his care. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made directly to Kline Hospice House, 7000 Kimmel Rd, Mount Airy, MD 21771, or to Hospice of Frederick County, PO Box 1799, Frederick, MD 21702.



Mary Catherine B. Souder

Mary Catherine B. "Bea" Souder, 86, of Poolesville, Maryland passed away Tuesday October 14th, 2014 at Bedford Court assisted living in Silver Spring, Md.
She was born February 3, 1928 in Madera, Pa., the daughter of the late Emory and Catherine Daugherty Skonier.
Bea was employed by AT&T Communications and retired after 20 years of service. She was a member of Our Lady of the Presentation Catholic Church in Poolesville and a former member of St. Timothy's Catholic Church in Walkersville, Md.
Mrs. Souder is survived by her sons Michael W. Souder (Robin) of Poolesville; David G. Souder (Joe) of Thurmont; one sister Jeanne Carter (Ken) of Ohio; 3 grandchildren, Alicia Krauss, Stephanie Hunter and Justin Souder; 2 great-children, Aiden and Cameron Krauss and many beloved nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Welling (Buck) Souder; stepfather John A. Shimmel; two sisters Barbara McMackin and Shirley Desso; four brothers Bernard, Albert, Gilbert and Thomas Shimmel and a sister Margaret Skonier.
The family will be receiving friends on Thursday October 16 from 3-5 and 7-9 pm at the Hilton Funeral Home 22111 Beallsville Rd. (Rt. 109), Barnesville, Md.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 am on Friday October 17 at Our Lady of the Presentation Catholic Church, 17230 Tom Fox Ave., Poolesville, Md. Interment to follow at Resthaven Memorial Gardens in Frederick, Md.



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