Maryland - Fall 2019

October 28th – November 22, 2019
Gormley Gallery, Notre Dame of Maryland University 
Special thanks to our sponsors: Maryland State Arts Council and Notre Dame of Maryland University

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Exhibits

Devin Hart Bearden

Devin Hart Bearden

Caring, athletic, bright, witty, attractive At 6’2”, Devin was lanky, handsome, and a natural athlete. Equally at home on a skateboard, snowboard, or when surfing, he was a pleasure to watch; so fluid and graceful. He was a good soccer and baseball player and loved hiking in nature or being at the beach, especially on the annual family beach trips to Hatteras in North Carolina. [...]
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Mariah Albee

Mariah Albee

Joyous, generous, loving, artistic. Mariah grew up as the only child of Valerie and Richard Albee in Severna Park, Maryland. She attended a Montessori school at age 3 and excelled. “Her childhood was remarkable,” said Mariah’s mother, Valerie.[...]
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Jimmy Alderman

Jimmy Alderman

Easy-going, loyal, prankster, thrill-seeker He was a firecracker as a child – a bit hard-headed, but playful. He loved Superman and often dressed up in a Superman costume and paraded around the house. Never actually outgrowing his superhero friend, Jimmy even donned a Superman outfit for his 30th birthday.[...]
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Michael Bixby

Michael Bixby

Artistic, intelligent, inventive, Charismatic, random story teller When Mike was nine months old, he could walk, talk and draw. From that point on he drew his way through life, using his talent as a way to process problems or express feelings, and to make people happy.[...]
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Johnny Bowen

Jonathon Nicholas Bowen

Hard worker, pure heart, always smiling, athletic. Everyone always called him “Johnny,” as he grew up in Calvert County, Maryland. He was born in Prince Frederick to Catherine “Cathi” Williams and Jesse Bowen, but he was raised in Lusby, Maryland and briefly attended Patuxent High School.[...]
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Randall Thomas Bowers

Randall Thomas Bowers

Intelligent, charismatic, witty, generous, passionate. “A gifted man with an entrepreneurial spirit,” is the way one of Randy’s friends remembered him in a message he left as a condolence during a celebration of Randy’s life in the spring of 2019. [...]
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Justin Brady

Justin Martin Brady

Caring, giving, generous, People person, loved the outdoors Justin never met anyone he didn’t like; he could talk to and get along with anyone. People often told his parents that they had done an excellent job of raising him, as he had good values, was well-mannered, polite, kind, and friendly. His parents stated that; “He was an extraordinary young man whose compassion and generosity serve as a testament to his greatness.”[...]
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Robbie Buckmaster

Robbie Buckmaster

Loving, caring, kind, compassionate, spontaneous, loyal, flirtatious, Clever, witty, protective, warrior, loved animals, big hugger. Robbie was a wisecracker, He was born and raised on the Chesapeake Bay where his grandfather was a commercial crabber. Robbie was well known for his love of Maryland crabs. He had to collect all the shells from everyone else, because according to him; “they never picked them right.”[...]
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Luis Bahmillo Burks

Luis Bahmillo Burks

Helpful, courteous, Gentleman, devoted father From the time Luis was little, people commented about how helpful and mannerly he was. His teachers wrote notes on his report cards about how happy they were to have him in their class. After he passed away, neighbors said he would hold doors for them, or help them bring in groceries; always friendly and a gentleman.[...]
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Cory Butler

Cory Butler

Fun-loving, easy-going, caring, loved the water Cory, as he was called by family and friends, grew up in Pasadena where he was raised by his mother Linda Fults. He has two sisters, Karen and Kristie.[...]
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Lewis

Lewis Lee Cochran Jr.

Strong, kind, generous, enjoyed fishing, music Lewis spent his entire life in Baltimore City. He was the son of the late Mildred Bradford and Lewis L. Cochran II and grew up with 10 brothers and sisters. He left high school after his junior year to work 30 years in masonry for a construction company. Lewis had three children and two stepchildren. He was married to Collette Cochran for 21 years.[...]
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Richard Dymond

Richard Jason Dymond

Infectious laugh, intense, risk-taker and big heart Richard grew up in the Elkridge area of Maryland where he attended public schools, graduating from Long Reach High School in 1999. He was raised by parents Richard and Blanche Dymond, along with a sister Kristie.[...]
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Lance Ryan Eager

Lance Ryan Eager

Athletic, smart, fearless, Goofy, loved life Lance was intelligent, outgoing and affectionate and also goofy and funny. He loved to make people laugh and was usually the center of attention. He did what he wanted with no fear and lived more life in his short time than many people do in a much longer lifetime. [...]
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Jiri Parma Fletcher

Jiri Parma Fletcher

Brilliant, loving, energetic, sensitive, cared about people Jiri was a brilliant, loving and free-spirited individual who had that rare “it” factor. He loved life, loved people, and people loved him. He could talk with anyone, anywhere, about anything and in a meaningful way.[...]
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Michael David Frack

Michael David Frack

Creative, spiritual, talented, giving, deep thinker, connected to nature Michael David was described as independent from an early age. He was quiet, introverted and humble, and had the ability to deeply connect in a meaningful and profound way with people of all ages on many different topics.[...]
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Ashlie Lynn French

Ashlie Lynn French

Loved her family, animals, movies and enjoyed jokes. Ashlie was a happy little girl with curly hair who was very close to her parents. She enjoyed staying home with her parents and watching movies. Some of her favorite movies were Barney and Little Mermaid.[...]
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Kelsey Michele Gray

Kelsey Michele Gray

Loving, giver, huge-heart, Spiritual, fun, smart From the time she started school Kelsey was a straight A student. She was outgoing and happy with a contagious smile and a lot of friends. She took tap dancing lessons, was a gifted piano player and was on the swim team. She loved sports and was very good at most of them, except soccer. As her mother laughingly said: “she could not run.”[...]
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Sean Groves

Sean Clayton Groves

Passionate, loving, kind, Attached to animals, family oriented Sean was loving, funny and compassionate; “there was never a moment when he was not smiling.” He lit up the room. He loved animals, his family, and was a great person, all the way around. “He would do anything for you; there was not a mean bone in his body, his sister remembers, “even if you crossed him he would forgive you and still help you out.[...]
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Christopher A. Johnson

Christopher A. Johnson

Loved family, hard worker, risk-taker, mischievous. Christopher grew up in New Windsor, Maryland with his mother, Nikki, stepfather Kevin Shea and father, Terry Johnson. He had five siblings including, Samantha Graham, Madison Shea, Michael Johnson, Gabby Johnson and Jeremy Shea.[...]
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Jennifer Lynn Kelly

Jennifer Lynn Kelly

Kind, creative, animal lover, political activist, volunteer. Jennifer grew up in Arnold with her loving parents and two brothers. She attended Archbishop Spaulding High School where she graduated in 1979. The following year she ran into a former classmate at a political demonstration and the two of them hit it off. That’s when she started dating Michele Scherer, a 1980 graduate of Archbishop Spaulding High School. The couple ended up spending the next 38 years together and eventually got married in 2011.[...]
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Craig George Kunschman (C.J.)

Craig George Kunschman (C.J.)

Loving, helpful, organized Determined, beautiful person inside and out C.J. was friendly, outgoing, free-spirited and went with the flow. He took things day-by-day and easily embraced whatever the day brought. He didn’t stress over small things and calmed others by his easy approach to life. He realized that reaching goals takes time and knew that with hard work, dedication and patience, he would realize them. [...]
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Patrick Lee

Patrick Lee

Gregarious, outgoing, happy, caring, kind He would do anything to help others, but he seemed to struggle finding his own path. He was able to hide his addiction from his parents until one night when he overdosed but was revived with Narcan. He confided in his father and he agreed to go to a 30-day rehab, hoping that would turn things around.[...]
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Steve Meredith

Steve Meredith

Kind, hard-working, enthusiastic, artistic As a young boy Steve acquired a love of the outdoors, including hunting and fishing that he often enjoyed with his father. He was an active member of the Boy Scouts while growing up, as well. Meanwhile, he learned how to work on engines of old cars and trucks and was pretty talented at it. [...]
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Brian Wayne Meyer

Brian Wayne Meyer

Great Dad, wonderful brother, Great friend, mom’s first love Brian was a good looking, charming, sweet and loving man. He loved the outdoors, often camping in the woods, with just a tent and backpack, sometimes with his daughter. He was a very affectionate dad and took the time to teach her things. His mom was very proud of the father he became. He was also a loving big brother to Jason; they were extremely close. Jason now “has a hole in his heart without his brother in his life.”[...]
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Robert Everette Pate Jr.

Robert Everette Pate Jr.

Loving, thoughtful, quiet, smart, funny. Robert, or “Pate” as he was affectionately called by family and friends, grew up in Baltimore City’s east side with his mother, Wyetta Duvall and younger siblings, Roderick, Rodney and Kevin Cook and sister Karen Pinder. His father was Robert Pate Sr.[...]
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Jacob Paddy

Jacob Paddy

Sensitive, humble, kind, risk taker, hard-working. Jacob was raised in St. Leonard, Maryland and had two sisters Casey and Amber, a brother Nick and two stepsisters, Allison and Julianne, his mother, Ginger Rosela, stepfather, Tony Rosela and father, Gary Paddy.[...]
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Matthew Lee Plummer

Matthew Lee Plummer

Funny, sports fanatic, Kind, loving, respectful A common theme when friends and family were asked about Matthew, was that he had a phenomenal sense of humor, a quick wit and a sparkle in his eyes. He was described as “absolutely hysterical,” and “definitely the comedian” of the teams he was on throughout the years.[...]
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Sean Michael Schmidt

Sean Michael Schmidt

Helpful, artistic, gregarious, funny. Sean was the oldest of three boys born to parents Doug and Beth Schmidt. Beth was a stay-at-home mother who was involved in their school and sports activities in their community of Eldersburg.[...]
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Michael Patrick “Bubba” Shea

Michael Patrick “Bubba” Shea

Energetic, Outgoing, well-liked, loved to win From an early age Michael was a ball of energy, it was hard to keep up with him. He got into everything and totally went all out, hustling at everything he did. At family functions everyone wanted him on their team, as he would do anything it took to win, saying that coming in second was losing. [...]
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Stacie Ann Shea

Stacie Ann Shea

Fun-loving, lit up the room, Cared for others, loved to dance Stacie was a beautiful, outgoing and caring woman. She lit up and owned every room she walked into always bringing her best. She truly cared about everyone, particularly those with addiction issues, who she took under her wing, trying to make things easier for them.[...]
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Trent Jamal Smith

Trent Jamal Smith

Athletic, prankster, kind, generous Trent was a leftie, one-handed shooter. He also played basketball at the neighborhood youth center after school and at summer camps. He had big dreams of becoming a professional basketball player one day.[...]
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Zachary David Smith

Zachary David Smith

Selfless, loving, kind, hardworking, adventurous Family was everything to Zach, he loved his family, loved his friends and would do anything for them. One friend said: “He dedicated more of his time and effort to those in need, more than anyone else I have ever met in my life. Selfless was an understatement for describing Zach.”[...]
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Taylor Beth Sprague

Taylor Beth Sprague

Spontaneous, fun-loving, loyal Humorous, kind hearted, free spirit 
From the beginning of school, Taylor was very smart and at the top of her class. She was selected as an honors cohort for a scholar program at a local community college where she earned her Associates Degree. She then attended UMBC with a major in Ancient Studies. She was enjoyed sports from the time she was four and played year round through her high school years. Her passion was for basketball and that’s where she excelled.[...]
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Matthew Sutton

Matthew Sutton

Outgoing, enjoyed sports, loved children & family Matthew had a lot of friends and loved making people laugh. Jennifer described his sense of humor as South Park, Family Guy, or Adam Sandler. The younger children that came to see him for haircuts called him Mr. Matt. He loved them because they were so innocent.[...]
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Hunter Lewis Swartz

Hunter Lewis Swartz

Artistic, creative, kind, Gentle soul, loved his family Even as a young child, Hunter stood out; he didn’t follow the crowd. He tried to be friends with everyone and often took the underdog under his wing. He was a kind, smart and gentle person and many people have related to his family how much he contributed to their lives in a positive way.[...]
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David William Tomaszewski

David William Tomaszewski

Loving, Kind, Caring, Generous, Fun-loving, Charming, Adventurer Dave was born in Hawaii and lived there until he was eight. He was happy, energetic and full of life and it was hard to keep up with him. He taught himself to swim before he was two and loved being outdoors in nature. He had a happy, carefree childhood and put himself into everything he did 150%.[...]
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Daniel Carl Torsch

Daniel Carl Torsch

Loving, kind, funny, strong faith, Family oriented, beach lover Dan was smart, handsome and sociable, especially with girls who seemed to like his blond hair and blue eyes. There were no worries with his academics; he just did what he was supposed to, never having to be asked to do homework. He liked sports, and particularly excelled at soccer. He also liked cars, motorcycles and playing video games, even winning some local gaming competitions.[...]
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James “Dillon” Venable

James “Dillon” Venable

Old soul, kind, smart Good-hearted, loved everyone The predominant theme across Dillon’s life was kindness. He always reached out to people who needed a friend; a kid at school who didn’t have other friends, people he just met, and to a homeless man during his class trip to Washington, D.C. He didn’t have any inhibitions about people, he loved everyone and wanted to engage with them and provide encouragement.[...]
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Matt Williams

Matt Williams

Quiet, musically talented, people pleaser, best friend. Matt excelled in music in school. He played the violin, clarinet, piano and guitar. He was in the school marching band, but his real love was his “garage band,” that he enjoyed with some school buddies.[...]
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Ryan Williams

Ryan Williams

Beautiful runner, hands-on father, zest for life, full of humor, caring. Ryan was always a bundle of energy. He became a track and cross-country natural athlete at Northeast High School and later at Howard Community College where he received many accolades. Observers said he ran with joy – like he was dancing on air.[...]
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Zachary Yake

Zachary Yake

Funny, kind, compassionate, loving father. Zach’s intelligence was always matched by his humor, and he could make anyone laugh. “Zach was so smart and super funny,” his mom said. “He would amaze me with his wit.”[...]
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