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Edward A. Sokoloski,
69, of Adamstown, MD, died on May 20, 2013.
He was the loving husband of Susan L. Sokoloski.
Born on August 4, 1943 in Providence, RI, he was the son of the
late Edward and Catherine Sokoloski.
Surviving besides his wife are his two daughters, Carole Tossman
and husband Edward, Lisa Sokoloski; two brothers, Joseph Sokoloski,
Richard Sokoloski and wife Susan; one sister, Ruth Sokoloski and
two grandchildren, Sarah and Amanda Tossman.
The family will be receiving friends on Monday May 27 from 5-8 pm
at Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd., Barnesville, MD.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 am on Tuesday
May 28 at St. Ignatius Catholic Church, 4103 Prices Distillery Rd.,
Interment will follow in All Souls Cemetery, Germantown, MD.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to an animal rescue of
Walter Watkins of Clarksburg, MD, passed away on Friday, May 10,
2013 at her home.
She was born in Redland, MD, on January 2, 1930 and was the daughter
of the late George C. and Ethel M. Zimmerman Walter. Jeannette married
Wilbur D. Watkins, Jr. on June 23, 1948 at St. Martin's Catholic
Church, Gaithersburg, MD.
Surviving besides her husband are 7 children: Joan Watkins (Gil),
Kenneth Watkins (Kathy), Nancy Watkins, Sue Conner (Eben), Georgia
Ray (Arby), Franklin Watkins, Sr. (Marie), Gerrianne Watkins; 27
grandchildren and 55 great-grandchildren, two sisters: Lorraine
Sadtler (Phil), Dorothy Thompson. She is predeceased by 1grandchild:
Nicholas Watkins, 1 great-grandchild: Johnathan Conway; three brothers:
Norman Walter, George Walter, Franklin Walter; five sisters: Harriet
Lifka, Charlotte Childs, Ethelene Ayton, Helen Offutt, Catherine
Dorsey, Ethel May Walter (infant), Catherine Lavenia Walter (infant).
She graduated from Gaithersburg High School in 1948, worked as secretary
for Watkins Cabinet Co., Inc. and was a member of the St. Mary's
The family will be receiving friends on Tuesday May 14 from 5-8
pm at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd. (Rt. 109),
Barnesville, MD (hiltonfh.com).
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 am on Wednesday
May 15 at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 18230 Barnesville Rd., Barnesville,
Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
In lieu of flowers please send a donation to the Haiti Project at
St. Mary's Church, P.O. Box 67, Barnesville, MD 20838.
"Joann" Marie Magaha Dorsey
Dorsey, 66, peacefully passed from this life on May 6, 2013 at home
in Walkersville, MD with family members by her side. She was the
wife of Larry W. Dorsey of 48 yrs.
Born in Martinsburg, WV on July 29, 1946, she was the eldest child
of Archie T. F. Magaha and Virginia I. Braithwaite Magaha. Joann
grew up in Barnesville, MD and graduated from Poolesville High School
in Poolesville, MD. She started her career immediately following
graduation. Worked several private businesses, ending her career
at Washington Labatories, Ltd. as the office manager for 20 yrs,
when she retired August 2012. She was one of the first employees
of the company.
She loved gardening, shopping, reading, traveling, the beach, and
antiquing. She had a talent for decorating her lovely homes and
loved organizing parties and events. Most of all, she loved her
family and friends and spending time with them. She was a very kind
and loving person, always willing to lend a helping hand. She was
a member of the Glade United Church of Christ.
She was a devoted mother to Kerina Belinda "Karri" Morningstar
(Patrick) of Dickerson, MD, Kevin William Dorsey (Dawn) of Boyds,
MD, Keith Edward Dorsey (Krista) of Boyds, MD, Kristopher Kyle Dorsey
(Karen) of Adamstown, MD, Susan G. Francis (David) of Germantown,
MD and a beloved "Nana Jo" to Kyle Charles and Kaysie
Marie Morningstar, Samatha "Sammi" Jo, Cody William, and
Jessica "Jessi" Anne Dorsey, Lexi Ann Dorsey, Katelyn
Marie and Kristina Elizabeth Dorsey, Sydney Marie, Nick, and Toni
Francis. She was a very special sister, best friend, and "partner
in crime" to Connie Rough. She was a beloved Aunt to two very
special nephews, Chadwick Franklin McDonald (Malinda) of Charles
Town, WV and Dr. Mark Wesley McDonald of Tyler, TX. She also leaves
behind a very special friend, Margaret "Peggy" Johnson
of Dickerson, MD.
In addition to her husband, Larry Waters Dorsey, her children, grandchildren,
and mother, she is survived by her two younger sisters, Connie Frances
Rough (Ronald) of Walkersville, MD, and Donna Sue Elgin (Charles)
of Adamstown, MD and numerous nieces and nephews, other relatives,
She is preceded in death by her father, Archie T. F. Magaha and
a brother, Franklin Henry Magaha.
A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, May 13
at Glade United Church of Christ, 21 Fulton Avenue, Walkersville,
MD. Rev. Philip Curran and Rev. Randy Gilliam will officiate. The
celebration of Joann's life will continue immediately after the
memorial service at the Walkers Overlook, 8939 Woodsboro Pike, Walkersville,
MD where lunch will be served.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice
of Frederick County, MD, 516 Trail Ave., Frederick MD 21701, or
to St. Jude, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, www.stjude.org
or to the Glade United Church of Christ, P. O. Box 236, 21 Fulton
Ave., Walkersville, MD 21793.
Koeser, 71, of Poolesville, MD on May 1, 2013.
She was the wife of Ross Koeser, mother of Kenneth Koeser of Poolesville,
MD, Karen Shields of Albuquerque, NM, Douglas Koeser of Alexandria,
VA, Gregory Koeser of Atlanta, GA, sister of Raymond Zwemer of CA,
Suzanne Visser of AZ, Ted Zwemer of IL and grandmother of 5.
Jane loved being a mother and raised four beautiful children. She
was a loving and giving person, who through her generosity made
an impact on many lives.
A memorial service will be held at 4:00 pm, on Saturday May 18,
at the Memorial United Methodist Church, 17821 Elgin Road, Poolesville,
MD 20837. A reception at the church will follow the service.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Poolesville Presbyterian
Church, P.O. Box 68, Poolesville, MD 20837.
Mary F. Cubley
of Poolesville on May 1, 2013. Service are private.
"Bob" E. Yokley
E. Yokley, passed peacefully at home, on April 9, 2013. He was the
husband of Patricia L. Yokley for 48 years.
Born on October 13, 1944, he was the son of the late James Yokley
and Minnie Page.
Bob was a devoted husband and father to his family, of which he
was most proud.
Bob spent 50 years as a landscaper, a job he loved. Bob also enjoyed
watching football, NASCAR and spending time with his family and
friends. Throughout his life he was known as a loving, honest, hard
working man that would do anything for you, if he liked you. He
had a sense of humor that could not be matched.
In addition to his loving wife, Pat, he is survived by his children,
Robert Yokley and wife Shelly of Harpers Ferry, WV, Laura Etchison
of Frederick, April Parker and husband Tony of Frederick; his beloved
yorkies, Petey and Boomer; brothers, Tom Yokley and wife Joan of
Iowa, Mike Yokley of PA; sisters, Darlene Yokley of Hagerstown,
Sue King, Norma Spencer, Phyllis Lewis and husband Brenden all of
Mt. Airy, Shirley Yokley of Hagerstown and many nieces and nephews.
Bob was preceded in death by one brother, Morris.
The family will be receiving friends on Friday April 12 from 5-8
pm at Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd., Barnesville, MD,
where funeral services will be held on Saturday April 13 at 11 am.
Interment will follow in Boyds Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Boyds,
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American
Cancer Society or the American Diabetes Association.
Mae "Miss Dottie" Woods, 85, of Hague, passed away on
Monday, April 8, 2013. She was a produce manager at Hague Supermarket.
She is survived by daughters, Linda Darlene Hafer (Lee) of King
George, Janet Lewis (Mark) of Thurmond, MD, Delores Jean Michaels-Woods
of Frederick, MD, Jo Ann Sydnor (Greg) of Kinsale; sisters Jerlean
Eader of Poolesville, MD and Catherine Maus of Hagerstown, MD; two
brothers, Delter Catron of Clarksburg, MD and Junior Catron of Frederick,
MD; eight grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. Also surviving
is a loving caregiver and friend, Alice Pierce. She was preceded
in death by her great granddaughter, Samatha Wiltrout, a brother,
Raymond Luther Catron, a sister, Mildred Cullop and a close friend,
Ernest Samuel Weaver.
Graveside funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, April
12, 2013 at Monocacy Cemetery, Beallsville, MD. The family will
receive friends from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 11, 2013
at the Welch Funeral Home, Montross Chapel and from 12:00 to 1:00
p.m. on Friday at Hilton Funeral Home, Barnesville, MD.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Riverside
Tappahannock Hospice, 618 Hospital Road, Tappahannock, VA 22560.
Welch Funeral Home is handling the services. welchfuneralhomeva.com
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