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Germantown Pulse publishes links to obituaries and death notices of residents in the Germantown, Clarksburg, and Boyds areas from local funeral homes. The list is updated on Mondays. The following deaths of local residents are being reported by funeral homes. Click on a name to see service information. 

Obituaries & Death Notices

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Eric Anderson, 49, of Germantown
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Eric Anderson, 49, of Germantown, died on Feb. 13. Eric was a wonderful man. During childhood, he enjoyed many neighborhood friends and adventures. As he grew older he became an avid runner and bicyclist. In high school, he was the masterful and ethereal drummer and backup singer of the popular band City Fix.

   During this time he was also working in a car dealership doing bodywork. In his twenties, Eric went to X-ray school and became the top cardiac surgery physician’s assistant in heart procedures. Once he had enough of the daily battle of life and death he moved onto medical sales. He again went to the top of this industry winning many awards.

   In his mid-forties, he reacquainted with his childhood crush Tina Assurian. Soon after Eric and his fiancé Tina battled tirelessly to get him a liver transplant. The road to recovery was very long and hard. 

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    The one year and ten months that followed were filled with new experiences and joys that he never knew before. Life was difficult at times but it was the happiest he’d ever been. His wacky, lighthearted and free-spirited ways became the norm and his life was fun. Eric and Tina started a furniture refurbishing business and enjoyed all their time together hunting treasures and giving them new life.

    Eric is survived by his best friend, soulmate and fiancé Tina Assurian, his stepchildren Justice Deaton, Sydney Shiring and Jorden Cruz Shiring, and in-laws Manny and Joyce Assurian. As well as many other family and friends. He lived a full and wonderful life with countless stories and adventures. He was greatly loved by all around him. His absence will forever leave a hole in our lives and hearts. We will love him forever and always. 


Death Notices

Robert "Bob" Leo Tanavage, 88, of Germantown, on April 28, 2019.

John Kenneth Shipley, 86, of Damascus, on April 28, 2019.

Raymond B. Hilliard, 37, of Germantown, on April 25, 2019.

Martha Anna Luhn, 93, of Damascus, on April 10, 2019.

Chad Anthony Quaglietta, 30, of Poolesville, on March 31, 2019.


Rachel Eugenia (Jean) Harrell, 82 of Darnestown, on March 25, 2019.

Peggy Marie King, 70, of Boyds, on March 23, 2019.

Matthew DiRienzo Klopfer, 27, of Germantown, on March 2, 2019.

Eileen Hady Rohrbaugh Fletcher, of Germantown, on February 23, 2019.

Charles Norman Payne, 38 of Germantown, on February 21, 2019.

Shuqin Jia, 79, of Germantown, on February 21, 2019.

William E. Brown, 74, of Germantown, on Tuesday, February 12, 2019.


John Arthur Williams, Sr., 82, of Germantown, on February 11, 2019.


Katherine Michelle Zajdel, 39, of Poolesville, on February 11, 2019.


Barbara J. Ward, 84, of Barnesville, on February 9, 2019. 


Dorothy Liniak, 90, of Germantown, on February 8, 2019.


Teresa Louise Walter, 60, of Damascus, on February 8, 2019.


Justin Alexander Rosner, 2, of Clarksburg, on February 5, 2019.


John Ramsey Hunter, Jr, 76, of Beallsville, on February 4, 2019.


John Nicholas Kidwell, 73, of Clarksburg, on February 4, 2019.


Benita Lee Fox, 69, of Germantown, on February 3, 2019.


Ruth I. Flohr, 82 of Poolesville, on February 2, 2019.


Robert Campbell Rossi, of Barnesville, on February 2, 2019.


Marvin Lee Curtis, 55, of Germantown, on February 1, 2019.


Mabel Louise Rye, 94, of Damascus, on January 25, 2019.


Diane Michele Stidham, 59, of Poolesville, on January 24, 2019.


Patsy W. Elder, 82, of Germantown, on January 21, 2019.


Holly Rosemary O’Neill (nee Francis), 31 of Germantown, on January 20, 2019.


Nancy Burdette Gallo, 68, of Boyds, on January 19, 2019.


Frances Louise Wright, 76, formerly of Germantown, on January 17, 2019.


Robert J. Sullivan Sr., of Clarksburg, on January 17, 2019.


Mei Xin Li, of Germantown, on January 14, 2019.


Robert Gwinn Stonestreet, 82, of Barnesville, on January 13, 2019. 


Ann Page, 71, of Dickerson, on January 12, 2019.


Sandra Irene Abbott, 74, of Germantown, on January 11, 2019.


Rosa Mae Queen, of Germantown, on  January 3, 2019.


Rosemary Walker, 72, of Poolesville, on December 30, 2018.


Leslie Sydnor Johnson, of Darnestown, on December 19, 2018.


Michael Hill Warner, Jr., 34, of Germantown, on December 12, 2018.


Patricia Anne Atwater, of Germantown, on December 11, 2018.


Ernesto J. Huidobro, 72, of Germantown, on December 11, 2018.


Ineke Lok Smallwood, 58, of Barnesville, on December 8, 2018.


L. Neville Smith, 88, of Poolesville, on December 7, 2018.


Manolita A. Tombo, of Germantown, on December 3, 2018.


Colonel Patrick E. Riley USMCR, 60, of Germantown, on December 2, 2018.


Patty Ann (Conley) Bennett, of Poolesville, on November 28, 2018.


Robert R. (Deedie) Deadrick, 81, of Milton, Del., formerly of Barnesville, on November 27, 2018.


Joseph Wheeler Caw, Jr., 84, of Poolesville, on November 26, 2018.


Paul E. Portolatin, 72, of Damascus, on November 23, 2018.


Betty Louise Frenzel, of Damascus, on November 20, 2018.


Shashikant Shah, 69, of Germantown on November 18, 2018.


Doris E. Hackey, 90, of Clarksburg, on November 12, 2018.


Mary Beth Talamo, 87, of Damascus, on November 9, 2018.