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Keith McCrea

Keith McCrea, 67, who practiced law in the District of Columbia for more than 40 years, passed away at his home on September 5, 2014. The cause of death was melanoma.Mr. McCrea, a resident of Dickerson, MD, was born in Western Pennsylvania. He received a B.S. in chemical engineering from Lehigh University and received his J.D. degree from Georgetown University Law Center. He was a partner with the firm of Sutherland Asbill & Brennan since 1990 and previously had been a partner with Squires Sanders & Dempsey, and Grove Jaskiewicz & Gilliam. He specialized in energy law and played a leading role in the restructuring of the natural gas and electric industries in California, and how they are regulated at the state and federal levels. He was regularly listed among the top energy lawyers in DC and the US by Chambers, The Best Lawyers in America, and Super Lawyers. In his youth, Keith excelled at baseball, playing shortstop at Lehigh University and semi-professionally. He was an avid hunter and fly-fisherman, and enjoyed competing in sporting clay tournaments. He always enjoyed working on the farm. He will be missed by his wife of 44 years, Penelope McCrea; their children, Conor and his wife Shelly, Chad and his wife Erika, and Caitlin; his grandchildren, Everett and Katherine; his mother, Verna McCrea; his brother, Gary McCrea; and his sister, Sue Lovett. He was preceded in death by his father, Russ McCrea. The family asks for donations to support research efforts to eradicate melanoma. Please indicate the donation is in memory of Keith McCrea and in support of Dr. Evan Lipson's research. Checks can be made payable to Johns Hopkins Medicine and mailed to Dina Mallis Klicos, Kimmel Cancer Center Development Office, 740 E. Pratt Street, Suite 1700, Baltimore, MD 21202 (or at https://secure.jhu.edu/form/kimmel). The family will be receiving family and friends at his farm (1349 Sugarloaf Mountain Road, Dickerson, MD) on Saturday, September 13, from 1pm to 5pm, with remarks at 3pm.




Brian P. Smith

Brian P. Smith, 60, of Dickerson, MD, on September 4, 2014.
He was the husband of Christine Vestal, father of Leo Smith, Zoe Persina (Ben), Amy Vestal (Damien McDonagh), son of Thomas and Patricia Smith, brother of Linda Ritzenberg, Judy Sears, Andrea Alderdice, Greg Smith, Jenny Nealon and grandfather to Kaya, Kiera and Payton McDonagh.
The family will be receiving friends on Monday September 8th from 6-8 P.M. at the St. Mary's Catholic Church, 18230 Barnesville Rd., Barnesville, MD where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday September 9th at 11:30 A.M.
Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Mary's Catholic Church, P.O. Box 67, Barnesville, MD 20838.




Joseph Wade Guandolo

Joseph Wade Guandolo, 63, of Walkersville, MD died on September 1, 2014.
Born on July 26, 1951, in Washington, DC, he was the son of the late John S. and Elizabeth (Wade) Guandolo.
Surviving is his soulmate, Frances Rice of Woodsboro, MD, numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
Joe was preceded in death by his godfather and uncle, Kevin Wade.
The family will be receiving friends on Friday September 5 from 6-8 PM at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd. (Rt. 109), Barnesville, MD, where funeral services will be held on Saturday September 6 at 11 AM.
Interment will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, Barnesville.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in Joe's name to the Carol Manor Volunteer Fire Department, 2795 Adams St, Adamstown, MD 21710.




George E. Bucheimer

George E. Bucheimer, Sr. (Age 86) of Gaithersburg, formally of Dickerson, MD lost his battle with cancer on September 1, 2014. He was born April 8, 1928 in Maryland to the late Clarence and Anna May White Bucheimer. He was the husband of the late Patricia Atwood Bucheimer. He was preceded in death by his son George Bucheimer, Jr. and daughter Mary Beth Bucheimer. He leaves behind a son Michael P. Bucheimer and daughter in law Christine Donati Bucheimer. He is also survived by two granddughters and four great grandchildren.
George was the owner and operator of Jefferson & Bucheimer, Inc. Excavation. He loved country music, dancing,eating Maryland blue crabs enjoying a cold Schlitz.and hanging out with his beloved family and dog's.
Family and friends will gather to celebrate George's life and to honor his kind, humble and loving spirit. Visitation will be at Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Road (Route 109), Barnesville, MD on Thursday, September 4, 2014 from 6-8 P.M. A graveside service will be at Parklawn Memorial Cemetery, 12800 Viers Mill Road, Rockville, MD on Friday, September 5, 2014 at 11:00 A.M.
Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, Montgomery County Unit, 801 Roeder Road, Suite 800, Silver Spring, MD 20910.




Mary Rosvold

On August 29, 2014, beloved matriarch, sister, mentor, and friend passed away peacefully surrounded by family. She was 93. Surviving her are son Daniel (Barbara) of Middletown, MD; daughters Rae (Richard Skinner) of Charlottesville, VA; and Heidi (Roger Brenholtz) of Beallsville, MD, and grandchildren Eva, Jason, and Matthew (Alie Murphy) Rosvold; Christopher Skinner; Ben, Mack, and Quinn Brenholtz; and great-granddaughters Naomi Englebach and Maple Rosvold; and numerous nieces and nephews in the U.S. and Canada. Also surviving is her sister, Teresa M. Vaughan, of Ottawa, Ontario, and brother, Buddy McKinnon, of Grande Prairie, Alberta. Mary's cherished husband of 51 years, neuropsychologist Haldor "Hal" Rosvold, died in 1997; brother Bernie McKinnon, and sisters Virginia Hughes and Jean McKinnon also predeceased her. Mary McKinnon was born in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. After graduating from the Nova Scotia Hospital School of Nursing, Mary responded to the call for medical support for troops injured in the D-Day invasion and enlisted as an officer in the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps. Stationed in England from 1944 to 1946, she nursed wounded soldiers, danced at officer parties, began a life-long passion for psychiatric nursing, and met her future husband. Their wartime romance became a lifelong love. Mary pursued her nursing career while raising their three children. She was a head nurse at Chestnut Lodge, a renowned psychoanalytic hospital in Rockville, MD. Mary was known as a firm but compassionate supervisor who cared deeply about her patients, mentored staff, and enjoyed enduring friendships with her colleagues. Mary relished travel and family vacations on the Chesapeake Bay and in Canada. She loved the ocean's salty breeze and crashing surf. In retirement, Mary was an active volunteer and cared for Hal, together battling his Parkinson's disease. Mary is remembered for her sense of humor and fun; her spirit of adventure; her strength, independence, and wisdom; her love for children, dogs, and books; her interest in world affairs; her pride and love for her family; and her absolute respect for personal dignity. Family and close friends will gather in Beallsville, MD, to celebrate Mary's life. Donations may be made in memory of Mary Rosvold to Montgomery Hospice, Casey House Charity Fund, 1355 Piccard Dr. #101, Rockville, MD, 20850.


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