Deaths






Joseph Martin Conrad, age 65, passed away peacefully on November 22, 2017, at his home in Knoxville, MD. Joe is survived by his loving wife, Janet, to whom he was married for 43 years.

Joe was born on June 30, 1952, in Washington, DC, to Georgia Nenstiel, who preceded him in death. His father, James Nenstiel, still resides in Ocean City, MD. Joe began his long career in public safety at Wheaton Rescue Squad, moving on to become one of the first four paramedics hired in Montgomery County, MD. Joe retired as a Captain after over thirty years of service.

Joe spent many summers in Ocean City with his family, and was often found on his boat, Bojak. He enjoyed sharing this time with his family, and especially showing them how to catch an entire meal from the bay with a single piece of bread. He was always quick to tell a joke whenever he met someone new, or even when he passed a stranger in a store. Above all else, Joe's legacy will be that of a loving husband, father, teacher, provider and protector.

Also surviving is daughter Jacki Grubb and her husband Rick of Keedysville, MD, daughter Karyn Houck and her husband Jarrett of Brunswick, MD, son Tim Conrad of Frederick, MD, and daughter Chrissy Super and her husband Alex of Fairplay, MD. He will be fondly remembered as Pop to his grandchildren Josh and Caroline Grubb and Ethan Houck.

A private gathering will be held by the family at a later date. Memorial donations can be made to Hospice of Washington County, 747 Northern Ave, Hagerstown, MD 21742.



 The following is the memorial service information for Ronnie Ricks :

 Saturday December 2, 2017 12:00 pm until 4:00 pm
 Ten Oaks Ballroom and Conference Center 5000 Signal Bell Lane Clarksville, Maryland 21029

 The family request in lieu of flowers please make a donation in Ronnie's name to:

 Pediatric Oncology @ Kimmel Cancer Center 750 East Pratt Street Suite 1700 Baltimore, Maryland 21202 Attention Stephanie Davis

 Please bring stories and pictures to share and dress casual.

Ed HallRicks Family Liaison









Norman Anders retired station 3 passed away peacefully in Florida today Aug 6th 2017 The family will be doing a private service.

Further information to follow. Cards of condolences can be sent to his daughter Cathy Smith retired PSTA or his son in law Gary Smith Retired Sta 25.

Captain Anders and his family have a long history with Montgomery County Fire. His Father has Rockville Sta 23 dedicated to him. Captain Anders also work for NIH Fire Department as a chief.






A wonderful Mother, wife and lady passed away last night. My Mom was surrounded by her family and love, at home, as she wished. She will be so missed by her family and especially Dad. Please hold us in loving regard as we prepare to lay her to rest. I Love you Mom.

Joe Parrish  worked for Silver Spring V.F.D. from !967-77 and Laytonsville V.F.D. from 1977 till retirement in 1986 due to heart problems Joe passed away on Sat. June10th at his home due to long battle with cancer. His cancer stated in the throat  and spread to his stomach and chest area.His viewing will be at Gabriel's funeral home in Georgetown,Tx. Sun.June18th from 6-8 P.M.. Service will be Monday June 19th at 10 A.M. at First Baptist Church in Florence,Tx.Burial to follow  at Central State Veterans Cemetery In Killeen,Tx. For additional info refer to GabrielsFuneral.com. Cards can be sent to his wife Fay Parrish at 3507 Coral Bay Lane, Killeen,Tx 76549. Any other questions you can call Dave Main at cell 304-671-8722 or e-mail at davidmain03@comcast.net 




June 13, 2017

Mr. Randall “Rags” Owens, 60 of Frederick, Maryland formerly of Rockville passed away suddenly on a golf trip in Arizona on Sunday,June 11, 2017. He was the husband of Judy Owens. They were married for 35 years.

Born January 19, 1957 in Rockville, MD he was the son of the late R.L. and Aleze Owens.

Randy was career firefighter and retired as a Lieutenant from Montgomery County Fire and Rescue in 2006. He currently works as a Sargent at the Mt. Airy Volunteer Fire Department.

In his early days he was employed with Safeway in Potomac and volunteered with the Rockville Volunteer Fire Department.

He was an avid golfer, loved to fish and listen to country music. More importantly above all he loved his wife and they loved traveling and enjoying life together.

In addition to his loving wife Judy he is survived by three sons, Allen Summers and wife Ann of Monrovia, Shaun Owens and Charlotte of Ijamsville and Russell Owens and wife Amy of Florida, a sister, Paula Daughtery, six grandchildren, his special brother in law, Timmy Savage of Florida and his numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

He will also be missed by his fire rescue family in Montgomery County Fire and Rescue and Mt. Airy Volunteer Fire Company.

The family will receive friends at the Stauffer Funeral Home, 1621 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick on Thursday, June 22 from 2-4 and 6-8 P.M. A firefighter funeral will be held at the funeral home on Friday, June 23rd at 11:00 A.M. with Rev. Tim May officiating.

Interment will be at Resthaven Memorial Gardens. 

Memorial contributions may be made to Montgomery County Career Firefighters Association Local 1664, Attn: Member Welfare & Benefit Fund, 932 Hungerford Drive, Suite 33A, Rockville, MD 20850.