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Bryan Bentz

Bryan Eugene Bentz, 60, of Thurmont, MD, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family, Thursday, January 3, 2019 at his home after a nearly two-year courageous battle with cancer. He was known as Miracle Man throughout the doctor’s offices. Born Tuesday, January 21, 1958 in Albuquerque, NM, he was the son of Mary (Smith) Bentz of Fairfield, PA, and the late Warren Eugene Bentz. He was a graduate of Walkersville High School. He was a member of Elks Lodge #684, Amvets Post #2, Moose Lodge #371, American Legion Post #11, Redmen…

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Rebecca “Bucky” Spicer

Rebecca Hanna Spicer (Bucky) died on January 9, 2019 at Homewood of Crumland Farm in Frederick, Maryland. Her husband, John S. Spicer, Sr., predeceased her on June 3, 2017. She was born in Franklin, Pennsylvania on October 2, 1929. She was the daughter of Rebecca Sponsler and John Richard Hanna. Bucky’s first six years were spent in Franklin where she fell in love with horses. Her grandfather, John Lindsay Hanna, was business manager for the Sibley Estates, where they would let Bucky ride one of the team horses at lunch…

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Robert Garst

Robert Livingston Garst, 78 died peacefully on January 6, 2019 at Frederick Memorial Hospital following a heroic battle with Parkinson’s disease. He was surrounded by his family. Bob Garst was born on November 26, 1940 in Frederick, MD growing up on the family dairy farm. He was the son of the late Rendall Bright Garst & Leida Irene Mercer Garst. He was the 3rd of 4 Garst sons, Raymond Rendall, John Henry & Allen Mercer who all still reside in the Frederick area. Mr. Garst graduated from Walkersville High School,…

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Carroll Houck

Mr. Carroll Lee Houck, 81, of Ridgely, WV and formerly of Clarksburg, MD, passed away on January 4, 2019 at Western Maryland Health Systems in Cumberland. He was the husband of Frankie Childers, his companion of 23 years. Born November 26, 1937 in Woodsboro, MD, Carroll was the son of the late Bruce and Helen Houck. He graduated from Frederick High School, Class of 1956, and drove trucks before enlisting in the U.S. Army in 1959. He served as a combat engineer in the 547th Engineer Battalion stationed in West Germany. After…

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Jean Whitmore

Jean Whitmore, 66, of Walkersville, Maryland, passed away on January 4, 2019 at Northampton Manor after a 7 month battle with leukemia. Born on March 25, 1952 in Frederick, Maryland, she was the daughter of the late John and Julia (Ramsburg) Whitmore. Jean was a graduate of Walkersville High School class of 1971. After high school she went to work for the YMCA in Frederick for almost 20 years. She went on to work for Cargill in Frederick until they closed and she retired. She enjoyed volunteering with the Walkersville…

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