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

We will miss them all!



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)


Hung Duong Tran

We recently learned that Hung Duong Tran passed away December 17, 2016. Photographs, a guest book and some other information are here.




Joe Cunniffe

The wake will be held on January 4th, 2017
from 5PM - 9PM at Borgwardt Funeral Home 4400 Powder Mill Road | Beltsville, MD 20705 | Tel: 1-301-937-1707.

The mass will be held on January 5th at 10:00AM at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Beltsville, MD 11007 Montgomery Road, Beltsville, MD 20705.

There will be a brief 15 minute ceremony of Military Honors at the Crownsville Veterans Cemetary at 1080 Sunrise Beach Road, Crownsville, MD. 21032.

We’ll be having a celebration of Joe’s life, in typical Irish Form, at FACCI’S Restaurant from 2PM – 5PM; Click the link to RSVP:

Below is a link for any donations in lieu of flowers:

In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in memory of Joseph Cunniffe to support: “Pediatric Cancer Genetic Risks Program” at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284 or via

If you require a hotel, we have reserved a block of rooms from the 4th –to 6th of January at;

DoubleTree by Hilton Laurel, MD 15101 Sweitzer Lane Laurel, MD 20707 301-776-5300 or 844 637 2441 Cunniffe Celebration Group Block: 1/4/2017-1/6/2017 Booking Code: CCB Rate per night: $89.00 plus tax Reservations must be confirmed by: 1/1/2017

Call me if you have any questions, Joe Cunniffe, Jr. 703.536.2492


Jim Ruhl

We recently recieved news that James Wallace Ruhl, Sr. of Chester, MD died Monday September 19, 2016 at Corsica Hills Center in Centreville, MD.

He was 81. Born on October 13, 1934 in Baltimore, MD; the son of the late Roland and Mildred Ruhl he grew up in Baltimore and was a graduate of Poly-Tech High School. After high school Jim enlisted in the US Marines and served 3 years in Japan. After he was honorably discharged he returned to Baltimore. He married Joan Armstrong in 1955. They resided in Baltimore and would settle in Bowie for over 30 years. Jim worked was a draftsman with Glen L. Martin and would spend the bulk of his 30-year career with Singer-Link retiring as a director of CADD. In 1994 they moved to Chester, MD. Jim enjoyed photography and computers, and was an avid Baltimore sports fan, especially when the Colts were around. He was a member of St. Christopher's Catholic Church in Chester, MD. Survived by his beloved wife Joan Ruhl of Chester, MD; three sons: James W. Ruhl, Jr. of Bowie, MD, Thomas M. Ruhl of Bowie, MD and David B. Ruhl of Stevensville, MD; a daughter Carol A. Yelavich of Roseville, CA and 8 grandchildren and 2 great granddaughters. In addition to his parents he was predeceased by his brother Roland Ruhl and sister Mary White. Interment was held at Maryland Veterans Cemetery Crownsville. The family requests that memorial contributions be made to St. Christopher's Building Fund P.O. Box 660 Chester, MD 21619 or to the Parkinson's Disease Foundation, 1359 Broadway, Suite 1509, New York, NY 10018. (10/19/2016)







This file last modified on July 27, 2017