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Sal­va­tore Ni­cholas Des­i­mone

Sal­va­tore Ni­cholas Des­i­mone, 82, of La Plata, MD, died May 5, 2016.

Sal was an ad­min­is­tra­tive of­fi­cer at St. El­iz­a­beth’s Hos­pi­tal and was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He en­joyed his wife’s com­pany, his chil­dren and grand­chil­dren, gar­den­ing, watch­ing old west­erns, read­ing mys­tery nov­els, walk­ing, and try­ing to make money in the stock mar­ket. He was most proud of his lov­ing fam­ily. He was also a de­voted hus­band, fa­ther, grand­fa­ther, and un­cle.

He was the son of Vin­cent Des­i­mone and Jenny Marino Des­i­mone. In ad­di­tion to his par­ents, he is also pre­de­ceased by his brother, Joseph Churchill.

He is sur­vived by his wife, Rochelle C. Des­i­mone; his son, Bruce N. Des­i­mone; his daugh­ter, Laura M. Porter and hus­band An­drew; his brother, An­thony Churchill; his sis­ter, Theresa Win­nemore and hus­band Joe; his sis­ter-in-law, Joyce Churchill; and his grand­chil­dren, El­iz­a­beth and Matthew Des­i­mone and Grace Porter.

Friends re­ceived on Tues­day, May 10, from 10 a.m. un­til time of Mass of Chris­tian Burial at 12 p.m. at St. Ig­natius Hill­top Catholic Church, of­fi­ci­ated by Fr. Robert Kosty. In­ter­ment in the church ceme­tery. Ar­range­ments by Ray­mond Fu­neral Ser­vice in La Plata, MD, 301-934-2920.

Me­mo­ri­als are asked to St. Ig­natius Hill­top Catholic Church or St. Jude’s Chil­dren’s Re­search Hos­pi­tal.

Dolores Cather­ine Eck­man

Dolores Cather­ine Eck­man, 86, of LaPlata, MD, passed away at home on May 7, 2016 sur­rounded by her fam­ily.

Dolores was born in Som­er­set, PA, to the late Richard Miller and the late El­iz­a­beth My­ers Miller. She is also pre­de­ceased by her brother, Clyde, and sis­ter, Gla­dys. Dolores is sur­vived by her hus­band, Wil­liam F. Eck­man; sons, Jef­frey D. Eck­man and Eric W. Eck­man; daugh­ter, Kristina L. Snel­son; broth­ers, Lester and Neil; and three grand­chil­dren.

Dolores was a mem­ber of the Grace Lutheran Church in LaPlata, MD, where she en­joyed the Ladies Bi­ble Study and vol­un­teered in the Food Min­istry Pro­gram. She was also a mem­ber of the Patch Work­ers Quilt Club and the Amer­i­can Red Cross Blood Pro­gram. In her spare time, Dolores liked cook­ing, flower gar­den­ing and judg­ing quilts at var­i­ous county fairs and shows.

A Me­mo­rial Ser­vice will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Sun­day, May 15 at Grace Lutheran Church, 1200 Charles St., LaPlata, MD. In­ter­ment will take place in Penn­syl­va­nia at a later date.

In lieu of flow­ers, do­na­tions may be made in Dolores’ mem­ory to Hospice of Charles County, 2505 Davis Road, Wal­dorf, MD 20603.

On­line guest­book and con­do­lences are avail­able at are­harte­chols. com.

Frances Mae Gra­zier, 85, of Pom­fret, MD, passed away on May 4, 2016.

Born on Dec. 29, 1930 in Brad­bury Heights, MD, she was the daugh­ter of the late Mar­ion Ridge­way Beach and the late Robert Henry Beach. Fran worked as a day­care provider for a short time, but she de­voted most of her life to be­ing a lov­ing wife and mother. She loved camp­ing, gar­den­ing and can­ning, and spend­ing time with her chil­dren and grand­chil­dren.

She is sur­vived by her hus­band of 67 years, Robert Lee Gra­zier Sr., her chil­dren Robert (Cathy) Gra­zier Jr., of En­gle­wood, FL, Mar­tie McKen­zie and Judy Rice, both of Wal­dorf, MD, Sharon Gra­zier of Ar­ling­ton, VA, and Ken­neth (Katie) Gra­zier of Lusby; five grand­chil­dren; four step-grand­chil­dren; eight great grand­chil­dren; two broth­ers and one sis­ter. She is pre­ceded in death by her par­ents, four sis­ters and five broth­ers.

Friends re­ceived on Thurs­day, May 12, from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at Ray­mond Fu­neral Ser­vice Chapel, 5635 Wash­ing­ton Ave., La Plata, MD 20646 and where fu­neral ser­vices will be held on Fri­day, May 13, 11 a.m. In­ter­ment to fol­low at Trin­ity Me­mo­rial Gar­dens, 3221 Mat­ta­woman-Bean­town Road, Wal­dorf, MD 20601.

The fam­ily would es­pe­cially like to thank Re­store Re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion Cen­ter for their com­pas­sion­ate care.

Me­mo­ri­als are re­quested to the Michael J. Fox Foun­da­tion for Parkin­son’s Re­search. https://www.michaelj­

To send flow­ers, leave an on­line con­do­lence or sign guest­book, please visit http://www.ray­mond­fu­ner­alser­ obit­u­ar­ies/

Oliver Low­ell Py­burn

Oliver Low­ell Py­burn, 76, of Lewis­burg, OH, for­merly of Golden Beach, MD, passed away May 5, 2016, in Ket­ter­ing, OH. He was born on Nov. 2, 1939 to the late Car­los Den­ton Py­burn and the late Car­rie McCoy Py­burn in Louisville, KY.

Low­ell was a meat man­ager and served in the U.S. Army. He was pre­de­ceased by his par­ents, and his brother Jerry.

Low­ell is sur­vived by his wife Nina; sons, David and daugh­ter in law Jody, James and daugh­ter in law Kim, and Joseph; broth­ers, Phil and wife Jer­ritta, Jim and wife Frankie, and Car­los and wife Tami; grand­daugh­ter Rachel; grand­son Cameron, and many cousins, nieces and neph­ews.

Fam­ily will re­ceive friends for Low­ell’s Life Cel­e­bra­tion Vis­i­ta­tion on Thurs­day, May 12, from 5-8 p.m. at Brins­field-Echols Fu­neral Home, P.A., 30195 Three Notch Road, Char­lotte Hall, MD 20622.

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