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.michaeljfox.org
To send flowers, leave an online condolence or sign guestbook, please visit http://www.raymondfuneralservice.com/ 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.