obituary

Resident recognized as 2016 Volunteer of the Year passes

November 12, 2019

Catherine Barron, a longtime resident of Hyattsville, died on Oct. 29 at the age of 66. The fifth of nine children, Cathy was born in Norfolk, Va. to Robert and Geraldine Sweatt. She graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a B.A. in social psychology.  Cathy established her career as a [read more]

In Memoriam: Gary Lester, a Hyattsville original

August 14, 2018

Gary Lee Lester died on July 20 at the age of 60. He is survived by his wife, Linda Lester; his sons, Peter, Stephen and Matthew; his grandchildren, Matthew, Jacob, Joshua, Benjamin, Delyla, Kolt, Jersey and Drew; and his sister, Elfie Winstead. Gary Lester is predeceased by his parents, Earl and [read more]

Beloved Hyattsville Police Sgt. Knox loses battle with cancer

July 18, 2018

By KRISSI HUMBARD — The city announced the passing of beloved Hyattsville City Police Department Sgt. Anthony “Tony” Knox on July 17. Knox had been battling cancer since 2016. Knox joined the HCPD on Jan. 25, 2006. Prior to his service with HCPD, he served with the Town of Edmonston [read more]

In Memoriam: Hyattsville author’s wife pens tribute

January 21, 2018

BY BARBARA MORRIS — For someone who had lived in Hyattsville only since 2008, Richard A. Morris knew a lot of people in the city. But some are still unaware of his death, which occurred on Nov. 21, 2017, at the University of Maryland Medical Center Shock Trauma hospital in Baltimore, after three [read more]

Death of a naturalist: Tom Keefer

January 24, 2017

BY CHRISTOPHER GRIFFIN — Tom Keefer, a unique, well-known personality who lived in Hyattsville for decades, died on Oct. 9, 2016, at age 67. His ashes were laid to rest around the sycamore tree at the Keefer family home at 40th Avenue and Kennedy Street on Nov. 12.  A circle of Hyattsville [read more]

Farewell to a beloved principal

August 10, 2011

BY SUSIE CURRIE AND PAULA MINAERT — Nearly 1,000 mourners turned out to pay final tribute to Sr. Joyce Volpini, SND, who was principal of St. Jerome School for 33 years. Known to generations of Hyattsville children as “Sister Joyce,” Volpini, who had battled cancer for years, died on July 31 [read more]
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