Mary R. Herr

May 28, 1920March 8, 2014


Mary R. Sanalitro Baumgardner Herr, a longtime resident of Washington, DC, Alexandria, VA, and Baltimore, MD, passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 8, 2014. She was the beloved wife of the late Elmer King "Bud" Baumgardner and the late Raymond Her. She is predeceased by her daughter Elizabeth Baumgardner Barbee; her son-in-law William Barbee Jr., and grandson William Barbee III of Newbury Park, CA. She is survived by her grandchildren Marta (Jay) Boyer of Marriottsville, MD, Erica (Michael) Salazar of Camarillo, CA, Christian Barbee of New Carrollton, MD; great-grandchildren Patrick, Ryan and Alison Barbee, Andrew and Jackson Boyer, and Michael Salazar; and many loving nieces and nephews including Peggy (Aaron) Taylor of Mechanicsville, MD, Barbara Renner of Littlestown, PA, April (Joseph) Tavano of Ohio, Lynn (Robert) Geida of Crofton, MD, Windsor (Maryam) Demaine of Alexandria, VA , and John Sanalitro of Crofton, MD.

Mary was a devout Catholic. She was a member of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Court Kavanaugh #54. She worked for many years for C&P Telephone Company, as a registered nurse, as well as a nanny to sick children. She enjoyed knitting and crocheting, making gifts for her family and friends. Most importantly, Mary was a loving friend and caregiver; she will be greatly missed by her family, friends, and all who had the fortune to know her.

Visitation will be held at Demaine Funeral Home, 520 S. Washington St., Alexandria, VA 22314, (703) 549-0074, on Friday, March 14, from 9 to 10 a.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 310 S. Royal St., Alexandria, VA, on Friday, March 14, at 10:30 a.m. Interment will immediately follow at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, 1000 S. Washington Street, Alexandria, VA. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be made to Jenkins Senior Living Communities, Catholic Charities of Baltimore, 320 Cathedral Street, Baltimore, MD 21201,

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April & Joe Tavano

March 13, 2014

May the love of family and friends bring you peace and comfort. You are in our prayers.

March 13, 2014

To the Herr family,
May the God of comfort give you strength, peace, love and comfort at your time of need. My sympathy to the family.

March 13, 2014

May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.


March 12, 2014

To the family of Mary Herr, may the wonderful memories of her sustain you until God's promises are fulfilled. John 6:40

D McCarthy

March 12, 2014

I am so sorry for your loss. May the Most High God comfort you during these difficult days. (Psalm 83:18)