September 9, 2019

On Tuesday, August 27, 2019 at Brook Grove Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Sandy Spring, MD; Wife of the late Stanley P. Holliday for 59 years; Mother of Stanley P. (Ilze) Holliday, II and Marie H. (Steve) Chaffins; Grandmother of Eric C. (Jessica) Holliday, Samuel R. (Amy) Chaffins, Andrew R. Holliday, Madelyn Chaffins, and Brian D. Chaffins; Great grandmother of Kayleigh and Grant Holliday; Sister of Mary (Donald) Swell...

September 9, 2019

Karl Howard Norris, a resident of Beltsville for 65 years, passed away peacefully in Alexandria, VA, on July 17 following a brief illness. He was 98 years of age.

Karl and his young wife Maxine Evelyn Norris (nee Thomas) moved to Beltsville from Oak Park, IL, in 1950, when Karl took up a post as agricultural engineer at the Beltsville Agricultural Research Center (BARC), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). His assignment and...

September 9, 2019

On Thursday, August 8, 2019, Catherine R. Dean, the beloved wife of the late David H. Dean, Sr.; loving mother of Christine Dean, Lucian Dean, David H Dean, Jr. (Valerie) and Gregory (Alea) Dean; also survived by 6 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great grandchild and 17 foster children, passed away. Funeral service was held at  Borgwardt Funeral Home Beltsville, MD on Saturday, August 17, at 11 a.m. with The Rev...

August 10, 2019

Harry Lee Jenkins, Sr., was born in Beltsville, MD, on April 13, 1943 and died on Friday, June 21, 2019 in York, PA. He was the beloved husband of the late Martha L. Jenkins; father of Irene L. Hart, Harry Lee Jenkins, Jr. (Erin), William L. Jenkins, Jesse L. Jenkins (Betty), and Daniel L. Jenkins; grandfather of Joshua, Angel, Anna, Melissa, and Brittney; brother of John and James Jenkins; Funeral service was held at Borgward...

June 28, 2019

Lucille Velasco passed away on Thursday, May 23, 2019, at the age of 93. Lucille is survived by her sons, Terry Velasco of Annapolis and Dean Loren of New York; daughter-in-law Bonnie Velasco; three grandchildren, Tim Velasco, Dru Sanderson, and Darren Velasco; and great grandchildren Olivia and Jax Sanderson. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Velasco, and eldest son, Jamie Velasco.

As a longtime resident of Belts...

June 28, 2019

Dr. George Constantine Papavizas passed away on June 4, 2019, at the age of 96. He was a resident of Beltsville from 1960 to 2016 and worked at the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) station in Beltsville until 1992. Dr. Papavizas was born in Krimini, Greece, and survived the Bulgarian, Italian, and German occupations of northern Greece including the burning of the family home by the German Army in 1943.

He finished the Univer...

June 28, 2019

Virginia Beall Horton, born in Washington, DC, on February 6, 1934, died on Monday, May 27, 2019. Wife of the late Elroy Horton, mother of Robert W. Horton (wife Sandy), grandmother of Justin (wife Becky) and Jacob, great-grandmother of Chase and Robert, daughter of the late Mabel Gardner and Henry and Madeline Beall. A Liturgy of the Word service was held at St. Peter's Catholic Church 2900 Olney Sandy Spring Road, Olney, MD,...

May 12, 2019

Judy Lane Fimiani Slarb passed away peacefully on April 30, 2019, at the age of 78. Judy is survived by her daughter, Sandra Johnson of Duluth, MN; son, Ronald Fimiani (Jennifer) of York, PA; 4 grandsons, Benjamin and Jacob Johnson, Luca and Lance Fimiani; sister, Sylvia Hayward (Milton) of Edgewater, MD; nieces and nephews; and many wonderful friends in MD and DE. She was preceded in death by her former husband, Joseph Fimian...

May 12, 2019

            Jack F. Ensor, affectionately known to his family as "Opa," went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on April 27, 2019, at the great age of 90. Born and raised in Knoxville, TN, he also called Beltsville, MD, home. He was a remarkable husband, father, grandfather, and most recently great grandfather. His greatest achievements were his family. He leaves behind 3 children: Michael Ensor (Tonya), Michele Abbot...

May 12, 2019

            It is with sadness that we announce that Warren “Buddy” “Chile” Chilcoate passed away unexpectedly at home on May 4, 2019, at the age of 68. He is survived by his wife, Jeannie Case Chilcoate, his children (with his first wife, Donna Cavey Chilcoate), Patricia (Patti) Chilcoate Gardner, Shannon Chilcoate Singleton, Corey Chilcoate, and brother Carl “Buster” Chilcoate. He is preceded in death by his father, William...

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