Berry H. Nall Jr. of Fulton died Nov. 23 at Lorien Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Columbia. He was 85.
Mr. Nall was born June 16, 1918, in Alabama. He was the son of the late Sarah and Berry H. Nall Sr.
He was a scientific engineer at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in North Laurel.
Mr. Nall is survived by his wife, Norma N. Nall; nine children; 14 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Visitation was Nov. 28 at Harry H. Witzke's Family Funeral Home in Ellicott City.
Interment was private.
Memorial donations may be sent to the charity of one's choice or the Columbia Church of Religious Science, Hawthorn Community Center, 6175 Sunny Spring, Columbia, MD 21044.
Richard Garret Novotny
Richard Garret Novotny of Ellicott City died Nov. 30. He was 60.
Mr. Novotny was born Dec. 27, 1942, and was the son of Lillian Novotny of Catonsville and the late Lawrence Novotny.
He was raised in Baltimore, as was his future wife, Rebecca Novotny. They were childhood friends and high school sweethearts, according to family members. They graduated from Bel Air High School in 1960.
The couple married in 1965.
Mr. Novotny graduated from the University of Maryland-Baltimore. He later took computer programming courses with IBM.
His computer programming career included positions with the National Security Agency, the Department of Motor Vehicles and the Judicial Court, from which he retired in 1992.
After a five year hiatus, Mr. Novotny began working as a computer programmer at Ritz Camera, where he continued working until his death.
Mr. Novotny was a Boy Scout leader and a member of the Army National Guard. He was a member of the Chapelgate Presbyterian Church in Marriottsville, where he sang in the choir and served as an elder.
His favorite pastimes were summering in Stone Harbor, N.J., with his sister, Lynn Montgomery of Florida, swimming, boating, bowling, cooking and reading Mad Magazines, according to family members.
In addition to his mother, wife and sister, Mr. Novotny is survived by his children, Marcia Kane and Richard Novotny Jr., and three grandchildren.
A memorial service was held Dec. 3 at the Hubbard Funeral Home in Baltimore. Interment was private at Baltimore National Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be sent to the National Kidney Foundation of Maryland, 1107 Kenilworth Drive, Suite 202, Baltimore, MD 21204.
Joshua Thomas Reichert
Joshua "Josh" Thomas Reichert of Columbia drowned Nov. 21 in a kayaking accident on the Shenandoah River in West Virginia. He was 22.
Born Sept. 4, 1981, in Columbia, he was the son of Robert Thomas and Aileen A. Reichert of Columbia.
Mr. Reichert graduated from Hammond High School in 1999.
He attended the University of Maryland, College Park and was due to graduate with honors this month. He will receive a posthumous graduation diploma with honors in computer engineering Dec. 21.
While in school, he was employed at Champps Restaurant.
Mr. Reichert was a member of the Glen Mar United Methodist Church.
He was an Eagle Scout and had served on the outdoor staff at Camp Airy during the past two summers.
An outdoor enthusiast, he enjoyed rock climbing, hiking, camping, caving, canoeing and kayaking.
Mr. Reichert also enjoyed music and had been a drummer in several Hammond groups during high school.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Reichert is survived by his sisters, Carrie E. Reichert and Sarah A. Reichert, both of Columbia; grandparents, Robert Bruce and Katherine L. Reichert of Monroe, Wis., and Robert H. and Careen J. Keith of Sun City West, Ariz.; and extended family and friends.
The Rev. Anders Lunt will preside over services Dec. 6 at 2 p.m. at Glen Mar United Methodist Church in Ellicott City.
Interment at Crestlawn Memorial Gardens in Marriottsville will be private.
A memorial fund is being established in Mr. Reichert's name at The Wilderness Society, 1615 M St., NW, Washington, D.C. 20036.
Daniel Adam Goudreau
Daniel Adam Goudreau of Columbia died in an automobile accident in Columbia Nov. 23. He was 18.
Born Oct. 4, 1985, in Columbia, he was the son of Christopher and Janice Nicholls Goudreau of Columbia.
Mr. Goudreau had been a student at Calvert Hall High School and was attending Howard Community College.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his brother, Paul Michael Goudreau and grandfather, Mike Goudreau.
Mr. Goudreau was preceded in death by his grandparents, Mary Ruth Goudreau and Lucille and Bill Nicholls.
The Rev. Richard Tillman presided over services Nov. 29 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Columbia.
Interment took place in Columbia Memorial Park.
Memorial donations may be sent to Hurricane Island Outward Bound, 75 Mechanic St., Rockland, ME 04841.
Dominic N. Fornaro
Dominic Nicholas "Nick" Fornaro of Denton, Md., a former resident of Ellicott City, died Nov. 11 at University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore. He was 84.
Mr. Fornaro was born Nov. 26, 1918, in Clarksburg, W.Va. He was the son of the late Nicholas and Virginia Caldarone Fornaro.
He served as a gunner in the U.S. Naval Armed Guard in the European, African, Middle Eastern, Asian and Pacific theaters during World War II. He was stationed aboard the SS Queenston Heights.
Following his military service, Mr. Fornaro worked at the Bethlehem Steel Shipyards and later at Bethlehem Steel at Sparrows Point, Md. He became a member of the United Steelworkers of America, Local 2609, USWA.
Mr. Fornaro served as president of the Baltimore Council AFL-CIO and later as president of the Maryland State and D.C. AFL-CIO.
He was appointed Commissioner of Labor and Industry for the state of Maryland by then Gov. Harry Hughes.
In June 2000, he retired as a safety analyst for Anne Arundel County.
Mr. Fornaro is survived by his wife of 43 years, Dorothea E. Fornaro; son James L. Fornaro of Pikesville, Md.; sons and daughters-in-law, Nicholas L. and Susan Fornaro of Queenstown, Md., and Gregory and Tanya Fornaro of Eldersburg, Md.; daughter and son-in-law, Andrea and Rodney Belice of Elkridge; sister Natalie Dice of Westminster; and nine grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his son, Ronald F. Fornaro; brothers, Leonard Fornaro and John Fornaro; and sister Constance Eckes.
Monsignor Arthur F. Valenzano presided over services at St. John Catholic Church in Westminster.
Interment will be private.
Memorial donations may be sent to the U.S. Naval Armed Guard, WWII Veterans, 115 Wall Creek Drive, Rolesville, NC 27571 or the Tribute Fund of Boy Scouts of America, 701 Wyman Park Drive, Baltimore, MD 21211.
Edith D. Nixon
Edith D. Nixon of Clarksville died Nov. 30 at Brooke Grove Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Sandy Spring, Md., after a short illness. She was 84.
Born at Penton Abbey Farm in Alloway Township, N.J., on June 22, 1919, she was the daughter of the late Walter R. and Jennie C. Dickson.
Mrs. Nixon attended Alloway Township public schools and graduated from Salem High School in 1936. She attended the 67th reunion of her class in October.
A homemaker most of her life, she worked as a bookkeeper while her sons attended college.
Mrs. Nixon was a lifetime member of the Salem Seventh-day Adventist Church, where she taught children's Sabbath School classes and volunteered at the Community Services Center.
She is survived by her sons, Robert W. Nixon of Clarksville and W. Jay Nixon of Silver Spring; sister, Gladys Bullion of Ft. Myers, Fla.; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Nixon was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Harold L. Nixon; and her brother, Walter R. Dickson Jr.
Services will be held Dec. 7 at Woodside Funeral Home in Quinton, N.J. Interment will take place at the Marlboro Seventh Day Baptist Church cemetery near Shiloh, N.J.
Memorial donations may be sent to the Salem Seventh-day Adventist Church, c/o Dottie Breslin, 373 Salem-Hancock's Bridge Road, Salem, NJ 08079.
Samuel Francis Paplauckas
Samuel Francis Paplauckas of Elkridge died of complications from brain surgery and cancer Nov. 27 at the University of Maryland Medical System. He was 71.
Born April 4, 1932, in Baltimore, Mr. Paplauckas was the son of Kastancija Paplauckas of Elkridge and the late Frank Paplauckas.
He graduated from Elkridge High School in 1949 and attended the University of Maryland, College Park and McCoy College.
Mr. Paplauckas was a machinist for Bethlehem Steel in Baltimore for 33 years. He also worked for the Department of the Navy in Annapolis for 11 years.
He was a member of the Lithuanian Hall Association in Baltimore and the Sons of Italy in Ellicott City.
Mr. Paplauckas will be remembered for his devotion to family and friends, according to family members.
In addition to his mother, Mr. Paplauckas is survived by his wife of 39 years, Franca Paula Paplauckas; daughter, Sarah Iris Shimulunas; son, David Samuel Paplauckas; son and daughter-in-law, Gregory Francis and Marnie Paplauckas; and three grandchildren, all of Elkridge.
A service was held Dec. 2 at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church in Baltimore.
Interment was in Meadowridge Memorial Park in Elkridge.
Memorial donations may be sent to St. Alphonsus Catholic Church, Restoration Fund, 114 W. Saratoga St., Baltimore, MD 21201; the American Cancer Society, Howard County Division, P.O. Box 6, Ellicott City, MD 21041; or the Lithuanian Hall Association, 851-853 Hollins St., Baltimore, MD 21202.
Brandon Elijah Jefferies
Infant Brandon Elijah Jefferies of Elkridge died Nov. 22. He was 10 months old.
Born Jan. 2, 2003, Brandon was the son of Brandon and Amy Jefferies of Elkridge.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his sister, Brittany Urban, brother, Brendan Urban, grandparents, Paulette Law and Eugene Jefferies, both of Columbia, and Melva and Bill Urban, both of Catonsville, and great-grandparents, Cele Urban of Ellicott City and Vashti Jefferies of Washington, D.C.
Services were held Nov. 26 at Witzke Funeral Home Inc. of Columbia.
Interment was in Meadowridge Memorial Park in Elkridge.
Memorial donations may be sent to the Alfred I. Dupont Hospital For Children, Attn: Sharon Racine, P.O. Box 269, Wilmington, DE 19899.
Eden W. Moody
Eden W. Moody of Columbia, a former resident of Glen Echo, Md., died Nov. 25 at Howard County General Hospital. She was 57.
She was born Dec. 8, 1945, in Washington, D.C.
Mrs. Moody held a bachelor's degree in zoology.
She was a computer systems analyst for the U.S. Census Bureau. Her hobbies included quilting, knitting, traveling and spending time with family.
Mrs. Moody is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Geoff and Kim Moody of Columbia; daughter, Kathryn Moody of Bel Air; and four grandchildren.
Services will be held Dec. 5 at noon at Harry H. Witzke's Family Funeral Home in Ellicott City.
Memorial donations may be sent to the Arthritis Foundation of Maryland, 1777 Reisterstown Road, Baltimore, MD 21208.