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Owen B. Laug

Owen Brede Laug died January 27, 2016 at his home in Barnesville, MD. Born June 16, 1937 in Washington D.C., he was a long time resident of Montgomery County, Maryland, first living in Rockville and then moving his family to Barnesville in 1975. He attended the University of Maryland at College Park where he was part of the Gymkana gymnastic troop and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering upon graduation in 1959. He interned at NBS, now the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), during his college years and upon graduation continued employment at NIST from 1959 through September of 2015 as an Electrical Engineer in the Engineering Electronics Department. During his successful career with NIST, he was responsible for developing four (4) U.S. Patents and his accomplishments made significant enhancements within the industry of Electronic Engineering. In his free time, he was an avid tennis player, enjoyed gardening, cruising the world, ball room dancing and was a dedicated member of the Monocacy Lions Club.
Owen is survived by his wife Bette B. Laug, sister Ruth P. Laug, daughter Cynthia J. Coon & husband Dan, son Eric C. Laug & wife Lena, son Brian D. Laug & wife Evie and 6 grandchildren, Danielle & Bradley Coon, Julia & Brede Laug and Eden & Tyler Laug.
Memorial services will be held at Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Road (Rt. 109), Barnesville, MD, on February 13, 2016 at 11:00am. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Arbor Day Foundation in memory of Owen Laug. http://shop.arborday.org/donate-general.aspx

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Robert P. Nicholson

Robert P. Nicholson, 85, of Waynesboro, PA, formerly of Poolesville, MD, died on January 26, 2016 at the Quincy Retirement Center in Waynesboro.
He was the husband of the late Barbara Jean Nicholson.
Born on June 15, 1930 in Rockville, MD, he was the son of the late Hubert L. and Jeannette E. (Harmon) Nicholson.
Bob was a member of the National Builders Association, Odd Fellows and the Poolesville Chamber of Commerce.
Surviving are his children, Teresa Lee Barnard and husband Lowell of Charles Town, WV, Kate Jean Wagner of Brunswick, MD, Darlene Penny Hopkins and husband Hollis of Waynesboro, Jennifer Star Woodson of Unionbridge, MD; 11 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.
Bob was preceded in death by two brothers, Hubert Lee Nicholson, Jr. and Kenneth Blake Nicholson and two grandchildren, Lowell V. Barnard, III and Matthew Kristopher Phillips.
The family will receive friends on Friday January 29 from 1-3 and 6-8 PM at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd. (Rt. 109), Barnesville, MD (hiltonfh.com), where funeral services will be held at 11 AM on Saturday January 30.
Interment will be in Monocacy Cemetery at a later date.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Quincy Village of Waynesboro, PA (www.presbyterianseniorliving.org/quincy-village)




Harrison "Gene" E. Benson

Harrison "Gene" E. Benson, 88, of Frederick, MD, died on January 22, 2016.
Born on March 26, 1927 in Goshen, MD, he was the son of the late John E. and Margaret May (Redmond) Benson.
Gene was preceded in death by his former wife, Judith K. Benson.
He was an auto mechanic in the late 1940's and taught auto shop from 1970-1990 along with holding a Master Degree in Vocational Education.
Gene was an Assistant Scoutmaster, helped with Meals on Wheels, a member of the Coast Guard Auxiliary, founding member of the Gaithersburg Jaycees and member of the American Legion.
Surviving are two sons, Thomas Benson and wife Ruth Ann, Michael Benson and wife Deborah; 5 grandchildren, Andrew, Jamie, Christina, James, Anna and two great grandchildren, Wyatt and Kaitlyn.
Gene was preceded in death by one son, Douglas Benson, one brother, Roy Benson and one sister, Helen Esworthy.
The family will receive friends on Monday February 1 from 6-8 PM at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd. (Rt. 109), Barnesville, MD (hiltonfh.com).
Graveside services will be held at 11 AM on Tuesday February 2, at Parklawn Memorial Gardens, 12800 Veirs Mill Rd., Rockville, MD.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital (stjude.org)




Howard C. Roberts

Howard C. Roberts, 88 of Mt Airy, MD, formerly of Lancaster, PA and Darnestown, MD, went to be with our heavenly father on Tuesday January 19, 2016
Born on February 7, 1927, in Bethesda, MD he was the son of the late Charles W. and Beulah E. (Carter) Roberts.
He was preceded in death by one sister, Virginia Boyer and one brother, Charles U. Roberts.
He was the loving husband of Sally Roberts since 1946. He is also survived by his three children Howard Dennis "Denny" Roberts of Mt. Airy, MD, Tanya Sue Gourley of Frederick, MD and Charles Timothy "Tim" Roberts of Mt Airy, MD: five grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
Howard was a member of the Lancaster Woodcarvers and longtime employee of National Geographic. Howard proudly served his country in the United States Navy. Graveside services will be held at 11 AM on Friday January 29th at the Darnestown Presbyterain Church Cemetery, 15120 Turkey Foot Rd., Gaithersburg, MD. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Dove House, Carroll Hospice, 292 Stoner Ave., Westminster, MD 21157.




Marguerite Anne Campbell Showers "Peg"

Peg Showers, 85, formerly of Poolesville, MD, died peacefully in her home in Rockville, MD, on January 8, 2016.
Peg, the wife of the late Frank B. Showers, was born on February 19, 1930, in Shamokin, PA. She was the daughter of the late John and Marguerite Campbell.
Peg was retired from the Federal Government. She was a leader in several organizations including Women's Club of Upper Montgomery County, St. Mary's Church Choir and Sodality, a member of Falls Road Early Birdies, Mary of Nazareth Catholic School Board, Our Lady of Presentation choir, Beta Sigma Phi, local Board of Elections, and several bridge groups. She was an active volunteer in many civic and school organizations throughout her life.
Surviving are her children, Mike (Wendy) Showers, David (Michelle) Showers, Lou Ann Showers, Maggie (Dave) Newcomer, Kellie (Larry) Gallahan; grandchildren, Michael, Kadie (Aaron), Heather (Sean), Jamie (Joyce), Brandon, Erin (Don), Melanie (Kevin), Patrick, Kailee, Tessa, LJ; great grandchildren, AJ, Kyra, Ava, Harlee, Emmie, and Grace; sister-in-law, Rose Campbell, and many beloved nieces and nephews.
Peg was preceded in death by her brother, Jack Campbell, and sister-in-law, Ann Chambers.
The family will be receiving friends on Tuesday, January 12, from 6-8 PM at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd., Barnesville, MD (hiltonfh.com). A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 AM on Wednesday, January 13, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 18230 Barnesville Rd., Barnesville, MD. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Crohn's & Colitis Foundation, ccfa.org.




Aletha Louise Burress

Aletha "Lucy" Burress, 93, of Poolesville, MD, died on January 7, 2016 at the Shady Grove Adventist Hospital in Rockville, MD.
She was the wife of the late Robert H. Burress.
Born on June 19, 1922 in Bluefield, WV, she was the daughter of the late James Benjamin and Mary Alice (Looney) Carter.
Surviving are her children, Robert Burress, Jr., Jeanne Casamento and husband Frank, Michael Burress; one sister, Fran Hugueley; five grandchildren, Lara Fisher and husband David, Jami Casamento and wife Heather, Dana Casamento, Allison Burress and Kimberly Burress and five great grandchildren, Nic, Colin and Justin Fisher, Peyton and Bria Casamento.
Funeral services will be held at 11 AM on Thursday January 14 at the Memorial United Methodist Church, 17821 Elgin Road, P.O. Box 358, Poolesville, MD 20837.
Interment will be in Resthaven Memorial Gardens, Frederick, MD, following a reception at the church.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Memorial United Methodist Church.




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