In Memoriam

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]

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]

In Memoriam: Philip P. Houle

April 26, 2017

Phil Houle passed away in his sleep on March 7 at his Hyattsville home. He was born on Aug. 29, 1945, in Oberlin, Ohio. Phil moved with his family to Hyattsville in 1984 to accept the position of legal counsel at the Federal Depositors Insurance Corporation in Washington, DC. Phil is survived by [read more]

In Memoriam: Joseph Larry Bonfiglio

November 13, 2016

The last member of a longtime Hyattsville family, Joseph Bonfiglio, died on September 24 of throat cancer at Manor Care Nursing Home in Largo. Known as Joe by many, he was born in San Bernardino, CA, on Aug. 4, 1954, and moved with his family into a historic Victorian home in Hyattsville as an [read more]

Rest In Peace Hailey: Beloved firehouse mascot passes away

January 14, 2016

BY REBECCA BENNETT — The members of the Hyattsville Volunteer Fire Department (HVFD) are mourning the loss of beloved mascot, 6-year-old Hailey, who passed away peacefully on Jan. 1 after a brief battle with cancer. Hailey was 16 weeks old when she came to HVFD from the Washington Animal Rescue [read more]

In Memoriam: Larry Perrin

December 7, 2015

BY HL&T STAFF — The Hyattsville Life & Times sends our condolences to the family of Larry Perrin of Potomac, Md., who passed away on Nov. 24. Perrin, a realtor, placed a full-page advertisement on our back page in every issue since this publication was founded more than 11 years ago. [read more]

In Memoriam: Tony Brown

May 11, 2015

The City of Hyattsville recently lost a great employee, Tony Brown. At the request of his family and in his memory, the city and the Hyattsville Life & Times share here his obituary. Tony Brown was a Department of Public Works employee. Photo courtesy the family of Tony Brown. Tony Lee-Edward [read more]

In Memoriam: Steve Clements, 1933-2014

September 9, 2014

Steve Clements Stephen Arthur Clements, 81, died last month after a very brief struggle with cancer. His passing shocked many in our community; after all, only a few weeks before he’d authored a retrospective of the early history of the Hyattsville Life & Times, the newspaper he founded, for [read more]

A local life: Michele Luby

March 15, 2014

BY PAULA MINAERT — My friend Michele Luby, who lived in Hyattsville for three decades, left this world on Monday, March 3, at the age of 66. It was way too soon for all the people who loved her ─ and there are many of us who loved her. Not only her family and her friends, but her neighbors, [read more]
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