Lovingly Remembered: April 2023

William Barci
April 29, 1935 ~ April 19, 2023
Bill was married to his loving wife Anne for 42 years. Born in Philadelphia, PA, he served in the Marine Corps during the Korean War and graduated from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University of Daytona, FL. He taught Airframe and Powerplant Aviation at the University of the District of Columbia for 25 years before retiring in 1993. Bill was an honorary life member of St. John’s and Charles Carroll councils of the Knights of Columbus and a 4th-degree knight.
Mac Currin
September 14, 1928 ~ April 13, 2023
Mac began working with the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey at the age of 19 as a land surveyor and later worked as an astronomer/observer at the Gaithersburg Latitude Observatory until his retirement in 2007. In retirement, he and his wife Roberta moved to Adamstown and started a farm that quickly grew into a haven for sheep, goats, donkeys, mini horses, and exotic fowl that delighted the many preschoolers who visited the farm. Mac also was an entrepreneur, a founding member of Central Baptist Church of Gaithersburg, and a talented vocalist who sang and recorded music with the Light House Trio. 
Joseph Sebastian Grabenstein
September 28, 1916 ~ April 1, 2023
An Army veteran of WWII, Sebastian went on to work at Fort Detrick until his retirement. In 1946, he married his beloved wife Alexandrine, and together they bought a farm near Libertytown where they raised a family along with numerous pets, farm animals, and bountiful crops. Sebastian charmed everyone he met during his long life. Although he suffered the loss of many friends, including his dear Alexandrine in 1987, he remained active and cheerful. He loved poker and bridge, which he played — and won — until he was 104. He is remembered and missed by countless family and friends.
Olga Warren
May 4, 1915 ~ April 7, 2023
Olga Warren peacefully passed into the presence of her Lord on Good Friday, April 7, 2023, just 28 days shy of her 108th birthday. Olga was a much loved and vibrant wife, mother, and grandmother, who was devoted to her family, her faith, and to life itself. She had a quick wit and loved to laugh, cook, sew, dance, read, and gather her family together. Olga attended secretarial school and worked for the VA where she met the love of her life, Henry, while interviewing soldiers returning from the war. They were married in 1947 and celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary before he passed in 2007. A long-time resident of Country Meadows Retirement Community, Olga had been a regular client of SSIC since 2013. 

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