He­len Combes

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WOOL­FORD — He­len Combes from Wool­ford, MD, went into the arms of our Heav­enly Fa­ther on June 23, 2018, at the age of 91. She was an in­spi­ra­tion to all with her bound­less en­ergy, per­se­ver­ance and will­ing to help others.

Born Dec. 12, 1926 in St. John’s Hos­pi­tal in Brook­lyn, NY, she was a daugh­ter of He­len Cur­ley and Arthur Buchardt. She grew up in Bald­win, Long Is­land, and started piano lessons at age four, and at the age of 16, she de­cided to at­tend the Trapha­gen School of Fash­ion. Her in­ter­est and skill were in art, fash­ion and mu­sic. Upon grad­u­a­tion she worked in the fash­ion in­dus­try and mar­ried the love of her life, Ken­neth, in 1946 and moved to the Mas­s­ape­qua, NY.

In 1982, she and her hus­band re­tired and moved to Wool­ford, MD. When her hus­band died in 1983, she elected to stay and de­vote her life to com­mu­nity ser­vice and vol­un­teer work, which in­cluded or­ga­niz­ing fash­ion shows for Pleas­ant Day, vol­un­teer­ing at Black­wa­ter Wildlife Refuge, re­ceiv­ing her 25-year pin for ser­vice in 2010 and served as pres­i­dent of Friends of Black­wa­ter from 1989-1993. She was a mem­ber of the For­ever Young Homemak­ers, serv­ing as pres­i­dent six years later, a vol­un­teer for the Dorch­ester Gen­eral Hos­pi­tal aux­il­iary and worked at the Robin Hood for over 20 years. In ad­di­tion, she was an ad­vo­cate for the Care & Share pro­gram and helped raise money to help peo­ple in need, in­clud­ing or­ga­niz­ing the Santa Swim. She was ac­tive in di­a­betic ed­u­ca­tion since she had Type 2 di­a­betes.

She is sur­vived by her daugh­ter, Tara Ross; son, Dale Combes; her grand­daugh­ter, Kerry Dodd and son-in-law Sean Dodd; and grand­son, Dou­glas Con­nelly and daugh­ter-in-law Beth Con­nelly; and her great grand­chil­dren: Emma and Jes­sica Dodd. In ad­di­tion, she is also sur­vived by her sec­ond love of her life, Don­ald Dezso, who loved her dearly.

The fam­ily would like to thank Tina Blades for her spe­cial care and kind­ness, help­ing with her dur­ing her last years. Tina be­came part of the fam­ily and will never be for­got­ten.

A Cel­e­bra­tion of her Life will be forth­com­ing late sum­mer and will be held at Old Trin­ity Church in Church Creek, MD, and in­terred next to her late hus­band.

Me­mo­rial con­tri­bu­tions can be made to Care & Share, P.O. Box 1256, Cam­bridge, MD 21613.

Ar­range­ments en­trusted to New­comb and Collins Fu­neral Home, P.A., Cam­bridge.

To share on­line con­do­lences with the fam­ily, please visit: www.new­com­b­collins.com


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