Reverend Leon Grant from Eastover, SC was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, relative and friend to many. Following the direction of God, Leon moved to Rockville, MD where he lived for over 55 years. He followed his calling of public service working for the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission for 25 years. Later Leon followed his spiritual calling becoming Pastor of the Mount Calvary Baptist Church in Rockville, MD, where he served for 30 years. His life’s work was helping others and serving those in his congregation and community. Leon demonstrated faithfulness, dedication, and selfless service not only to his family but to all he came in contact with. The life he lived had a significant impact on many.
Robert Gordon Van Horn was born January 25, 1949 in Cedar Rapids Iowa. Bob had a love of all things outdoors and all types of adventures including, hiking, fishing, and most of all cycling. He participated in RAGBRAI for many years. He enjoyed touring the country in his Tesla, Trixie I and Trixie II. He had many fun, great adventures and stories to tell. He was a member of the Antioch Church in Marion, Iowa, and was baptized in 2019. He now resides with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
For those that were lucky enough to know Tom he was wonderful to work with for many reasons, but we will remember him as a great person and friend. He had an incredible spirit, positivity that inspired, and contagious joy that could not be denied.
Annette P. King passed away peacefully on 2 October 2019 surrounded by her family. Her memory will be forever cherished by her beloved husband of over 50 years, Robert, and children Paul Wolf (Kathy), William Wolf, Jr (Lisa), and Pamela Intile. She is also survived by seven grandchildren and two great-granddaughters.
Raymond “Bubba” Alston passed away comfortably and peacefully on September 24th, 2019, after a long battle with cancer. Bubba was loved for his sense of humor and for being a great friend to many. He will be deeply missed.
Alice Bilz. Beloved wife, mother and grandmother entered heaven March 24, 2019 after battling multiple myeloma for many years. Her kindness and compassion touched many. Staying true to her legacy, we hope her story will help other myeloma patients.
I love you More Than Yesterday, Less Than Tomorrow!
Samuel (Sam) Franklin Doyle Sr., 81, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday July 14, 2019. Originally, from Reidsville, N.C., he’s been a long time resident of Virginia Beach, Virginia. Sam was a deacon and a member of Thalia Lynn Baptist Church for 51 years.
David L. Evans, PhD, 85, passed away on September 2, 2019. Dave was born on July 26, 1934 in Mascot, TN. He received his B.S. in music from the University of Tennessee, his M.M. in music from the University of Michigan, and his PhD in educational administration from the University of Kentucky.
Stella Williams Girsberger, Lake Oswego, Oregon, passed peacefully surrounded by her loving family on June 26, 2019. She had a great passion for her religion, friends and family. She also had a witty sense of humor and uncanny intuitiveness. She loved to quilt, dance, play cards, travel and garden. But most of all, her family brought her the greatest joy. She adored getting the family together and finding anything and everything to celebrate – just to get the family together. She was always the first to pitch in and help emotionally, financially and professionally. She gave so much of herself to everyone.
Thomas H. Heintzberger was born December 20, 1946, dying at the age of 71 September 18, 2018. Tom was finally diagnosed with multiple myeloma in 2013 making it almost to his 5 year autologous stem cell transplant in November 2018. He went through much emotionally and physically but never had a shred of disbelief. He had tremendous faith with his oncology team. Just before his passing he developed acute myeloid leukemia. He elected to move forward and treat both cancers. Even though he had a strong will and faith, God had other plans. The liver shut down and kidney failure took his life passing quietly with family and wife at his side.
Chuck passed away on 28 August 2018, at the age of 78, after a courageous nine-year battle with Multiple Myeloma. He eventually succumbed with kidney failure after starting dialysis eight months earlier. Chuck graduated from the US Naval Academy (1963), earned an MBA at the University of Michigan, and later retired as a Captain in the US Navy. He was loved by many and deeply respected for his allegiance to his country, family, and friends.
Ann Dildy was welcomed into heaven at sunrise on Thursday, June 21, 2018. There, she was greeted by her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, her daughter Dani Lea, and her father Delmar Davidson. Annie was completely devoted to family, showering her love abundantly on her three children daughter Angela Michelle and sons David Christopher and Joshua Edward and five grandchildren: Ella, Anzio, Andi, Carter (CJ), and Aubriella Ann.
Ned Edward Goldsmith passed away from multiple myeloma on March 10, 2018. After his diagnosis in the fall of 2016, he became a passionate supporter of research and education about this incurable cancer.
If multiple myeloma had not cut his life so short, I suspect Ned would have gone on to have another decade or two of adventure and fun.
Ken Hofmeister - we will always remember your infectious positivity that manifested through gratitude, resilience, acceptance, creativity and enthusiasm.” Written by friend, Debra Dinnocenzo.
Ken believed in the power of positive thinking. He lived his life fully with no regrets. His smile and warm nature will be greatly missed.
Bonnie S. Parker was an Angel on Earth, a smiling, loving, caring friend to everyone she met. She was a brilliant clinician and nurse, a loving and dedicated daughter to her parents, Cora Lee Cox and Paul Lindsay Sikes, a wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and extraordinary administrator. She left a legacy of Tar Heel Spirit from her hometown of Greensboro NC.