CANDOER Retirement Group

        A World-Wide Organization

Communicators AND Others Enjoying Retirement

February 11, 2017 - Present
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Monday, May 22, 2017 - 12:19 p.m.

John Hughs furnished a new address. Thanks John for helping me keep my records up-to-date!

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Monday, May 22, 2017 - 12:15 p.m.

A picture of the Spring Pacific Northwest CANDOERs has been posted here Picture127.html

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Tuesday, May 02, 2017 - 10:15 a.m.

We have a new member, Lynn Doughty! Welcome aboard Lynn!

FYI: All CANDOERs - Go to and check out Lynn's artistry! END FYI!

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Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 10:30 p.m.

Death of Dorothy Botts
Long time employee of DC/T, OC/T and IRM

Dorothy Botts

The following was received from Harry Laury:

Dorothy P. Botts, passed away on Saturday, April 22, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, Carlton Botts, and brother, Nathaniel Patterson. She is survived by two brothers-in-law, Stanley Botts (Carol) and Rafe Botts; two sisters-in-law, Mocile Botts and Thelma Alston; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Visitation 10:00 a.m., until time of service 11:00 a.m., on Tuesday, May 2, at Henry S. Washington & Sons Funeral Home, 4927 Nannie Helen Burroughs Ave., N.E., Washington, DC 20019. Interment Fort Lincoln Cemetery.

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Monday, April 24, 2017 - 10:30 p.m.

Death of Leilani Ada Mary (Allen) Collins
Loving Wife of CANDOER Dave Collins

The following was received from Dave and is posted here for your action/information:

Would you please post this to the CanDoer.

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Peace maker, instigator, life lover, world traveler, best friend, sister, aunt, and our mom Leilani Ada Mary (Allen) Collins died in Hyattsville, Maryland on April 23, 2017. She was 69 years old. Lani was born on December 8, 1947 at Grey Nuns Hospital in Regina, Saskatchewan to her loving and involved parents Dolores (Holmes) and Alfred Allen. She attended Holy Rosary & St. James elementary schools, and Sacred Heart Academy High School.

Leilani was predeceased by her parents Wodgie and Alf Allen. She is survived by her husband of 44 years David, children Paul (Rachel) and Mark (Margo), brother Bill (Teresa), sister Timlen (Peter), and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and a cast of friends too numerous to mention but all of whom felt like close family to Lani.

Funeral services will be held at St. Jerome's Catholic Church, located at 5205 43rd Ave, Hyattsville, MD 20781 at 10:30 AM on Thursday, April 27th. This will be followed by the internment at the Maryland Veterans Cemetery Crownsville located at 1122 Sunrise Beach Rd, Crownsville, MD 21032 at 1PM. A traditional Irish wake will be held in the Gold Room of St. Jerome's (location above) from 7 - 10 PM, also on Thursday.

In lieu of flowers please consider donating to Sisters of Charity, 144 Depaul Road, Greensburg, PA 15601.
Editors Note: The following is furnished for those who wish to send the Collins family condolences:

Mr. David Collins
4113 Hamilton Street
Hyattsville, MD 20781

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 11:30 a.m.

Art Pollick

Death of Arthur Lee Pollick

I received the below from Robb Knott who recently learned of Art's death:

September 13, 1945 - February 3, 2017

Arthur "Art" Lee Pollick, 71, RMCS USN (Ret) went to be with the Lord on Friday February 3, 2017 . He was a loving husband, father and grandfather whose greatest joy was to serve others and help those he loved. He had two fulfilling careers in the US Navy and in the Foreign Service, retiring in 2004. Art loved life and was always in the midst of multiple projects. He was an excellent cook and baker as well as an avid gardener.

He is survived by his loving wife Solange, son, Christian, daughter, Natasha, son in law, Brandon, grandchildren, Ethan and Audrey and sisters, Katherine Doehrn and Sue Osborne and many nieces, nephews and friends. Art will be missed by all who knew him for his innate friendliness, profound kindness and acute sense of humor.

Editor's Note: I do not have contact information for Art's family.

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 11:15 a.m.

The following was received from Bob White:

With great sadness I need you to let our CanDo brethren know that Dave Collin's wife, Loni, is losing her over 14 year protracted battle with cancer. Her oncologists have determined that there is nothing further the medical community can do. She is now at home resting with her family collecting around her. Prayers for the family from Dave's many friends and colleagues would be welcome and appreciated.

I or Dave will keep you informed of any changes.

Contact info for Dave is as follows:

David Collins
4113 Hamilton Street
Hyattsville, MD 20781
Tel: (301) 927-0329

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Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 11:45 a.m.

We have new members, Dave and Linda Ames. Welcome aboard! Hope to see you at a monthly luncheon, soon!

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Thursday, April 06, 2017 - 4:55 p.m.

Millie Muchoney

Death of Millie Muchoney

Born December 7, 1929 and deceased April 1, 2017 Mildred "Millie" Muchoney grew up in Greensburg, Pennsylvania and was one of nine children born to Angelo and Nancy DeFloria, immigrants from Italy. She married William Muchoney in 1949 and together they moved to Alexandria, Virginia where Millie had four children, Tracy, Billy, Douglas and Kelly, five grandchildren, Daniel, Matthew, Keenan Nadya and Serena; and two great grandchildren Luke and Micah, Matt and Lauren Dussia's son. She loved them all unconditionally.

Millie worked at the Department of State, first as a member of the typing pool and rose rapidly to begin her distinguished career in Diplomatic Telecommunications and further as a dedicated Foreign Service officer. Her overseas assignments included Accra, Ghana and Nairobi, Kenya, where she was stationed at the American Embassies.

Our Mom was devoted to her husband of 68 years, Bill Muchoney Sr., and enjoyed the love and respect of her family. Her love of travel, respect for world cultures and exploration of her Italian heritage took her to many foreign destinations where she was always well received and returned with an appreciation of peoples from all walks of life.

As a long time parishioner of St. Rita's Catholic Church, Millie was instrumental in founding the St. Vincent DePaul Society here and worked tirelessly at The Carpenters Shelter along with her husband, Bill.

A private family gathering will be held as the interment will be in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. Online condolences may be made at

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Thursday, April 06, 2017 - 1:05 p.m.

Michael Cesena furnished an up-date to his bio. Thanks Michael for helping me keep my records up-to-date!

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Thursday, April 06, 2017 - 11:05 a.m.

Leo Duncan furnished an up-date to his address and telephone number. Thanks Leo for helping me keep my records up-to-date!

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Wednesday, April 05, 2017 - 9:20 p.m.

The spring issue of the Newsletter has been posted for your viewing pleasure!

Issue 111-April 2017-Volume 17-Number 1 - Web view
Issue 111 in Microsoft Word Format
Issue 111 in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) Format

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Friday, March 31, 2017 - 9:20 p.m.

Doyle Lee furnished an up-date to his bio. Thanks Doyle for helping me keep my records up-to-date!

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Thursday, March 17, 2017 - 3:20 p.m.

Two new links have been added to the "Useful Links" Web page thanks to Lisa Romero.

1. Senior Road Safety Guide Covers how to be an independent driver as long as possible, how to approach someone you think should
                              stop driving, how to get around without a car, and general driver tips.Thought this went well with the home safety guide.

2. Tips to Make Traveling with a Disability Easier - Travel tips, resources, and info for seniors and people with disabilities to make
                              trips, tours, and vacations much easier. This is a good basic checklist to help someone thoroughly plan a trip and
                              avoid any anxiety later on.

If you know of ANY web sites that may be useful to other CANDOERs, PLEASE, forward the information to me and I will post it to this web site.

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Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - 9:00 p.m.

Jim Norton furnished an update to his bio. Thanks Jim for helping me keep my records up to date!

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Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - 10:40 a.m.

Sandy Suty furnished a new snail mail address. Thanks Sandy for helping me keep my records up to date!

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Sunday, March 05, 2017 - 4:35 p.m.

Barbara Senn
Death of Barbara Senn

Barbara Louise Senn of Rowlett, TX., born November 7th 1947, passed away on February 25th, 2017 at the age of 69. She was born in Denver CO. to the parents of Tony and Naomi Baca. She is survived by her two sons, Gerald and Brian Rowell, her brother Andre Baca and her loving partner James Parish.

A lover of life she took a true interest in expanding not only her career but also living and visiting different parts of the world. She had successful careers in the beauty industry owning her own shops and as a successful real estate agent.

She always explored new opportunities through various certifications for new careers and just for the sake of learning.

Although she mostly lived in Texas, and St. Croix, Virgin Islands, she traveled abroad frequently.

Always one to engage in interesting conversation she also had compassion, and empathy, with feeling and ability to love and be loved.

As an animal lover, she always was a loving pet owner.

She will be greatly missed and loved in our hearts.

Memorial Service was held Thursday March 2, 2017, 12pm, at Eastgate Funeral Home, 1910 Eastgate Dr. Garland TX 75041

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Sunday, February 26, 2017 - 12:35 p.m.

Death of Barbara Senn

The below was posted to Facebook this morning by Jim Parrish:

Most of you know I have had a special lady in my life for the past six and one-half years. What most of you don't know is that she was diagnosed with ALS on May 1, 2016. This brutal disease ravaged her body with a vengeance I have never seen. She faced it with courage and bravery all the way to the end. I was her primary caregiver and witnessed firsthand the brutality of this disease.

Death came and embraced her yesterday afternoon. She went eagerly and unafraid. Her son Gerald and I were by her side when she passed away at our home in Gunter, Tx. The speed in which this disease progressed is truly frightening. Less than one year start to finish. Thanks to all of you that did know of her condition for your support. Special thanks to Mario for also keeping my lawn mowed during the summer months.

I am going to miss her terribly.


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Saturday, February 18, 2017 - 9:40 a.m.

We have new members, Christopher and Ellen Gustavus! Welcome aboard! Hope to see you at our next luncheon!

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Saturday, February 18, 2017 - 9:40 a.m.

1. I have made some major changes to the web site over the past two weekends. After the move from an old server to a new server at GoDaddy everyones bio was exposed for anyone to see. This was brought to my attention by Dave Borter. During the rewrite I had a several coding errors that did not allow users to search for a name by the first letter in the bio listings. This was discovered by Rob Robinson. I have corrected both problems. Believe me when I say I really appreciate it when someone finds a problem and brings it to my attention. A BIG THANK YOU to both Dave and Rob!

2. Tuesday should be my last day for radiation treatments for prostate cancer. On Monday I will have a Cat Scan and a MRI which will let me know if I will need further treatments or not.

3. A picture of Joe Hazewski and his first Hawg of 2017 has been posted. Joe had to have a knee replacement in October but it has not slowed down his passion for fishing.

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Saturday, February 11, 2017 - 12:35 p.m.

Death of William Carter Brown, Sr.

William Carter Brown, Sr, 75, of Woodbridge, Virginia, died February 7, 2017 at home.

He was retired from the Department of State, as a communication officer and was also a service disabled veteran.

Carter was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Lillian Mae Brown and brother, Andrew E. Brown.

He is survived by his wife, Rolanna M. Brown, daughter, Janine M. Brown , sons, William C. Brown, Jr and wife Judy, Charles S. Brown and wife Diana, Kenneth D. Brown and wife Cindy, grandchildren, William C. Brown III, Kara L. Brown, Kendra L. Brown, David J. Brown, Abigail L. Brown, Justin King, Acey Frazier and great grandchild, Theodore E. Brown.

The family will receive friends Saturday, February 11, 2017 from 4:00 - 6:00 pm with service at 6:00 pm at Miller Funeral Home, 3200 Golansky Blvd., Woodbridge,VA 22192.

For those of you who did not know "Carter" he was a CEO back in the 70's and 80's (don't know exact dates). He passed away at home on the 7 Feb. after a long bout of Alzheimer's and several strokes.

Thanks to Bob White for furnishing the above information!

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Saturday, February 11, 2017 - 12:25 p.m.

Death of Dorothy Loines

It is with sadness and deep regret that I inform you of the death of Dorothy Loines wife of long-time OC/T employee and CANDOER retiree George Loines.

I received the following from George: My wife passed on February 3. She had been sick for over a month. Viewing will be on Monday, February 13, at Peoples Congregational Church, 4704 13th Street, N.W., Walshington, D.C. beginning at 10 a.m. with the and funeral service to start at 11 a.m.

Those wishing to send condolences to George and his family the following is furnished:

George Loines
606 Nicholson Street, NE
Washington, DC 20011-6226
Tel: (202) 526-4539

For those who do not know, George was a long time employee of DC and OC. At the time of his retirement he was a Deputy Chief of OC/T.

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