RECOGNIZED BY U.S. ATTORNEY GENERAL
Jamie M. Haydel, daughter of Walter and Susan Haydel, McHenry, and a paralegal for the U.S. Department of Justice, was recently presented with the Attorney General Award for Exceptional Service, the highest honor bestowed by the office of the attorney general. She was recognized for her work as part of the successful trial team in the cases of the United States v. Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and the U.S. v. Dias Kadyrbayev, Azamat Tazhayakov, and Robel Phillipos, all companions of the Tsarnaev brothers. During the summer of 2014, Haydel assisted with trial preparation in the latter case, helping with jury selections, assembling exhibits, and serving as a runner between the courthouse and the office of Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch. Haydel, a graduate of Northern High School and St. Mary's College of Maryland with a degree in political science, received her award from AG Lynch on Nov. 10 at a ceremony at the DAR Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C. Just last year she transferred to the Natural Resources Section of the Dept. of Justice because of her interest in the environment, as she minored in environmental studies at St. Mary's.
Obituaries for Dec. 1
EVANS, Delmus W., 72, Oakland.
FRIEND, Robert W., 84, Oakland.
GLOTFELTY, Hazel M., 84, Oakland.
HELBIG, L. Barbara, 88, Oakland.
OFFUTT, Daniel E. III, 85, Weston, Conn.
SNYDER, Phyllis B., 82, Mtn. Lake Park.
SWARTZENTRUBER, Saloma Y., 96, Oakland.
THAYER, Earl B. Jr., 77, Oakland.
Phyllis B. Snyder, 82, Mtn. Lake Park, died on Thursday, Nov. 24, 2016, at Dennett Road Manor Nursing Home, Oakland. Friends were received at Newman Funeral Home, Oakland, where services were conducted on Sunday, Nov. 27, with Dave Terlizzi officiating. Interment was in Eglon Cemetery, Eglon, W.Va. Expressions of sympathy may be mailed to Broken Roads Associates, c/o Boal & Associates, 317 E. Oak St. Suite 1, Oakland, MD 21550; or given on their web site at www.brokenroadsassociates.org. Condolences may be sent to her family at www.newmanfuneralhomes.com.
Earl B.Thayer Jr., 77, Oakland, died at home on Thursday, Nov. 24, 2016, after battling health issues for over 26 years. Bryan donated his body to the Maryland Anatomy Board. A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date. Expressions of sympathy may be directed to Southern Garrett Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 378, Oakland, MD 21550; or to Hospice of Garrett County, P.O. Box 271, Oakland, MD 21550.
Saloma Y. Swartzentruber, 96, Oakland, died on Sunday, Nov. 27, 2016, at her home and the home of her son David. Friends were received at Gortner Amish Church, Oakland, where services were conducted on Wednesday, Nov. 30, with Bishop Alvin Beachy officiating. Interment was in the Gortner Amish Cemetery. Newman Funeral Home, Oakland, was in charge of her arrangements. Expressions of sympathy may be directed to her family at www.newmanfuneralhomes.com.
Hazel M. Glotfelty, 84, Oakland, died on Sunday, Nov. 27, 2016, at Oakland Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Oakland. Friends were received at the Newman Funeral Home, Oakland. Services were conducted at the St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, Oakland, on Wednesday, Nov. 30, with Rev. Matthew Paugh officiating. Interment was in Flatwoods Cemetery, Accident.Expressions of sympathy may be sent to St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 318 E. Oak St., Oakland, MD 21550; Cindy’s Fund, P.O. Box 182, Oakland, MD 21550; or to the Garrett County Historical Society, 107 South Second Street, Oakland, MD, 21550. Condolences may be sent to her family at www.newmanfuneralhomes.com.
L. Barbara Helbig, 88, Oakland, died on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016, at the Dennett Road Manor Nursing Home. A funeral service will be held at the C & S Fredlock Funeral Home, Oakland, this Saturday, Dec.3, at 11 a.m. Friends will be received for one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Legion Post #71, P.O. Box 492, Oakland, MD 21550; VFW Post #10077, 4107 Maryland Hwy., Deer Park, MD 21550; or to a charity of one’s choice.
Delmus W. Evans, 72, Oakland, died on Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016, at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, after a lengthy battle with leukemia. The family will receive friends at the C & S Fredlock Funeral Home, Oakland, this Friday, Dec. 2, from 4 to 7 p.m. A memorial service will be held in the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 325 Weber Rd., Oakland, on Saturday, Dec. 3, at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, Delmus requested that memorials be made to the Kimmel Cancer Center, P.O. Box 17029, Baltimore, MD 21297-1029.
Daniel E. Offutt III, Weston, Conn., 85, died at Meadow Ridge Health Center, Redding, Conn., on Thursday, Nov. 24, 2016, after an illness. A private funeral is planned.
See full obituaries in the Dec. 1 issue.
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