October 10, 2003
On October 7, 2003, MARJORIE F.,(nee McLean) beloved wife of the late George A. Blessing, devoted mother of Sister Lois Blessing S.N.D., Joyce M. Bartolomeo, David C. Blessing, Carl J. Blessing, Mary L. Burns and Jack Blessing, loving sister of George McLean. Also survived by 15 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Schimunek Funeral Home, Inc., 9705 Belair Road (Perry Hall) on Thursday from 7 to 9 P. M and Friday 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M., with a Wake Service 3:30 P.M. Funeral Mass will be held at the St. Michael's Catholic Church, Overlea on Saturday at 10 A.M. Interment Gardens of Faith Cemetery.
October 24, 2011
Ron Smith's recent column concerning his cancer diagnosis was perhaps his most powerful ("Death, I do not fear you; I am just not ready to go," Oct. 21). When I read his doctor's quote, "Fate has something else in store for you," I immediately thought it wasn't the pancreatic cancer. I believe God granted a 20-plus year extension of his life so that he might have a positive impact on the lives of others. From the outpouring of love, it is evident that he has used that time well.
August 17, 2011
Prayer breakfast - Side by Side, a nonprofit group that works to strengthen local public schools will hold Blessing of the Schools, Sat., Aug. 20, 9:30 a.m., in the Laurel High School cafeteria, 8000 Cherry Lane. Scheduled for just two days before the first day of school in Prince George's County, the event includes prayers for local schools, teachers, students and their parents. Free breakfast follows. Attendees are invited to bring new school supplies for families in need.
December 15, 2011
When Ray Rice set a season low with just eight carries in a 12-7 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars on Oct. 4 and then surpassed that with just five rushing attempts in a 22-17 loss to the Seattle Seahawks on Nov. 13, much teeth-gnashing ensued. Even the Ravens running back wasn't happy with his involvement in the offense at those times, but with three more contests in the regular season and what appears to be at least one game in the postseason, Rice is beginning to think that the reduced workload is beginning to pay dividends now. “I don't want to say I saved my best for last, but I think the fact that I wasn't getting the carries early on was a blessing in disguise for me right now,” he said Wednesday.
January 23, 2011
Four-year-old Ila Yslande Ann Hubner waddled into the Frederick County Courthouse the other morning, arms flailing, legs kicking this way and that, babbling about the Cookie Monster. "Everything is 'Cookie Monster,' I don't know why," said Christie Hubner. A year ago, when Hubner and her husband, Dave, took custody of Ila, the child knew nothing about the Cookie Monster. She was an orphan in Port-au-Prince, Haiti — frightened, hungry and stranded in the rubble after last January's massive earthquake.
October 21, 2005
On October 18, 2005, in her 96th year, HELEN EUGENIA (nee Conklin), beloved wife of the late William "Buddy" H. Blessing; beloved mother of Harvey R. Blessing and Donna E. Bartolomeo; survived by daughter-in-law, Donna Blessing and son-in-law, Thomas Bartolomeo; grandchildren, Deborah Czawlytko, Robin Blessing, Jeffrey Bartolomeo and Joy Waida; great-grandchildren, Steven, Anne Marie and Elizabeth Czawlytko. Visiting at the E.F. Lassahn Funeral Home, P.A., 11750 Belair Road (Kingsville)