It is very difficult to write about the loss of so many wonderful friends!

We will miss them all!


Bruce Aleshire

We heard that Bruce passed away Jamuary 29, 2017. There is an obituary here.



Bob Felker

We heard that Bob Felker passed away in December 2017. No further information is available. Thanks to Charlie Gideon for this information. (01/11/2018)


Bob Jones


We heard that Bob Jones passed away, date unknown. No further information is available. Thanks to Charlie Gideon for this information. (01/11/2018)


Bill Tessmer

We heard that Bob Tessmer passed away in March 2014. No further information is available. Thanks to Charlie Gideon for this information. (01/11/2018)




Vanra Decker

Vanra Mae Grimes Decker, 74, passed away on January 5, 2018, surrounded by her loving family at Florida Hospital, in Altamonte Springs, Florida.  Vanra was born September 2, 1943 in Charleston, West Virginia.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Mavournee and Joe Grimes of Paris, Kentucky.  Vanra received her Bachelor of Arts in Librarian Science from West Virginia University where she was a proud member of Chi Omega Sorority.  Following graduation she worked for the Department of Defense in Fort Meade, Maryland.  She was active with the National Society Children of the American Revolution, where she served on the National, State and Local Society level in Florida and Maryland.  She was also active in the Daughters of the American Revolution in both Florida and Maryland.  In 1981 she married Chuck Decker of Silver Spring, Maryland.  She loved traveling and was fortunate to visit many places. She was most happy when she was sailing on cruise ships playing the slot machines with her loving husband.  Vanra is survived by her husband of 37 years and her children Diana Decker Brokaw (Michael), Chris Decker Millender (Ron), Robert R. Smith IV (Christine) and Tish Smith Worrell and nine grandchildren. 
The family will receive friends at National Cremation and Burial Society on January 8, 2018, between 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Casual Dress Preferred
7565 Red Bug Lake Road
Oviedo, FL 32765

A funeral service will be held at St. Lukes Lutheran Church on January 9, 2018 at 1:00 p.m.  Casual Dress Preferred
2021 W. State Road 426
Oviedo, Florida

She will be interned next to her parents in Paris, Kentucky.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Grammy’s Book Fund/Chase Bank
C/O Mr. Charles F. Decker
1540 Eagle Nest Circle
Winter Springs, FL 32708

Condolences may be sent to:
Chuck Decker
1540 Eagle Nest Circle
Winter Springs, Florida 32708



Donald Brown

Don passed away October 18, 2017. Thanks to his daughter, Dorene Brown Purnell, for this information. (11/03/2017)


Blanche Raimondi

Blanche Raimondi Long passed away 1/20/17 from Alzheimers. Blanche was the wife of Joseph Raimondi. She worked for Norm Macturk in Silver Spring until her retirement. Here is a link to her obituary.



Grace Miller

Grace passed away June 22, in Camp Hill, PA due to complications from surgery. She worked in the payroll department in the 1980's. Most recently, she resided in Carlisle, PA. Prior to that she lived in Ridgely, MD and Laurel, MD.


Joe Makowski

Joe passed away on March 10, 2017.

Family will receive friends from noon until one. Mass at one. Repast after Mass. Saturday, March 18th. St. Matthias the Apostle Church Lanham Maryland



Sam Atcherson

There was a notice on Facebook that Sam passed away January 29, 2017. See here for more information.

There will be a Remembrance Tribute for Sam from 2 to 4 PM on March 4, 2017.
The tribute will take place at
Lasting Tributes, 814 Bestgate RD, Annapolis, MD 21401
click here for driving directions.

Sam was the person who started this Life After Link website.

(01/29/2017, revised 2/26/2017)



Cornelius James (CJ) Leary

We learned that CJ had passed away unexpectedly on November 6, 2016. A remembrance service will be scheduled at a later date.

An obituary is here, and a guest book is here.

CJ’s niece and nephew are planning a memorial service (sort of) at Bippy’s in Ellicott City on March 16, 2017 from 3PM – 5PM

(01/06/2017, revised 01/15/2017)




This file last modified on January 15, 2018