Minnie Cohen with her grandchildren. 
From Arlene Cohen on December 31, 2014: 
"Neil's mom, Minnie Cohen, passed away this morning. 100 years old. "
Update January 1, 2015:
"Memorial Service For Neil Cohen’s Mother:  Saturday and Sunday 6:30pm  6102 Goldtree Way
Bethesda, MD 20817."

Dear Friends,
After a period of long illness, Esther's beloved mother passed away at 1 a.m. this morning. Susana Wong departed with Esther on her side. Esther and I take the opportunity to thank you for asking about Esther's whereabouts in Peru and in particular for her mother's condition.
Kind Regards,

On Tuesday, March 11, 2014, of Potomac, MD. Widow of Michael Farah Kaibni; mother of Nihad, Samir, and Naheda; grandmother of Michael, Paul, Catherine, Tijan, Adham, and Maysoon. Also survived by six great-grandchildren. She was born in Ramallah, Palestine and emigrated to the United States in 1965. Relatives and friends may call at Collins Funeral Home, 500 University Boulevard West, Silver Spring, MD, (Valet Parking), Wednesday, from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Raphael's Church, 1513 Dunster Rd, Rockville, MD, on Friday, March 14, at 10:30 a.m. Interment Gate of Heaven Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Ramallah Friends School; care of Friends United Meeting, 101 Quaker Hill Dr., Richmond, IN 47374-1926


See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/washingtonpost/obituary.aspx?n=katrina-m-kaibni&pid=170126603&fhid=6151#sthash.M5DAkxEQ.dpuf



On Monday, May 20, 2013 at 11:52 pm, Marilyn Nelson of Gaithersburg, MD. very peacefully passed into the presence of the Lord.  Beloved wife of Robert W. Nelson; daughter of the late Frank and Anna Geffert; sister of the late Frank Geffert, Jr.; aunt of Adam and JoAnna Geffert; great aunt of Hannah and Sydney Jane Geffert.  

Relatives and friends may call at Collins Funeral Home, 500 University Boulevard, West, Silver Spring, MD, (Valet Parking), Monday, May 27, from 7 to 9 p.m, and on Tuesday, May 28 at Immanuel’s Church, 16819 New Hampshire Avenue, Silver Spring, MD, from 10 to 11 a.m.; where the Funeral Service will follow at 11 a.m. Interment private. 

Memorial contributions may be made to Alliance Defending Freedom, Family Research Council, Immanuel’s Church and Potomac-Bethesda Rotary Foundation.

All the information is available on the funeral home website http://www.collinsfuneralhome.com/nelson-marilyn-l and in the Washington Post.  

Our deepest condolences to Bob for the loss of Marilyn.


Dick and Helen Alsmeyer visited Evelyn Jennette on the way to Dick Gordon's viewing on September 7.  Later that evening Evelyn was rushed to the hospital where she passed away.  A family funeral is being planned.  


More:  Article in the Washington Post , September 6, 2012


On Monday, September 3, 2012 of Darnestown, Maryland. Beloved husband of the late Jane E. Gordon; father of Maureen Gordon, Elizabeth Henderson, Peter Gordon, Susan Bird and James Gordon. Grandfather of 8.   In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Rotary Club of Potomac-Bethesda to the Jane Gordon Haitian Relief Fund, 8212 Buckspark Lane, Potomac, Maryland 20854.

Eulogy by Peter Gordon


Rotary - An Appreciation by Potomac-Bethesda Rotary Club Charter Member Dick Gordon from the Potomac-Bethesda Rotary Club Newsletter, November 9, 2006

I have been a member of the Potomac-Bethesda Rotary Club since January, 1980, when it was a provisional club waiting to be chartered by Rotary International. Joe Jennette was my sponsor. He had arranged for a notice to be published in a local weekly newspaper inviting former Rotarians to join, and I responded eagerly.

I had previously served in three Rotary Clubs in Southeast Asia, beginning in January, 1955. Those memberships totaling about seven years were most interesting and gratifying, and helped me tremendously in my public relations work for the U.S. Information Agency’s overseas program. I was active in all three clubs - - serving intermittently as International Director, Program Chairman and Bulletin Editor.


 Jack Call passed away on July 25, 2012.  A memorial service to be held on Saturday August 18th at noon at his residence, 21425 Georgia Avenue, Brookeville, Maryland   (Cinnibar Farm).  All Rotarians are invited.  - Alan Grant



Joseph passed away on Wednesday, December 14, 2011.

Joseph was a resident of Gaithersburg, Maryland at the time of his passing.

He served in the Navy and attended the US Naval Academy, VA Tech and University of North Carolina.

A memorial service was held on Monday, December 19, 2011, 11am at Grace United Methodist Church 119 North Frederick Ave., Gaithersburg, MD 20877.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions were made to the scholarship fund at Potomac Bethesda Rotary Foundation, 8220 Gainsborough Court West Potomac, MD 20854.




On January 12, Jane Gordon, beloved wife of Dick Gordon for nearly 60 years passed away at Shady Grove Hospital after several weeks of hospitalization.  Our sympathy goes out to Dick and his family at this time of loss. The viewing is on Friday, January 15, from 3-5pm and 7-9pm at Pumphrey Funeral Home, 300 W. Montgomery Ave., Rockville 20850. The funeral will be held at 10am on Saturday, January 16, at Our Lady of the Visitation Parish,14139 Seneca Road, Darnestown 20874. A reception immediately follows at 11am. Donations in Jane’s memory may be made to the Potomac-Bethesda Rotary Foundation for the project in Haiti.