October 12, 1955 – February 3, 2020
Ann M. Haley-King, age 64, of Greenbelt MD, passed away peacefully at home on February 3, 2020. She was the cherished wife of Kem, devoted mother of Joshua, is also survived by her sister Joan and Joan’s three children, and was a beloved friend and colleague to many. She will be greatly missed by all.
Ann was a unique and memorable soul who cared profoundly about connecting with and helping people. She enjoyed many longstanding and deep relationships, and touched all with her kindness, compassion, sense of humor, expertise, strength, and curiosity. Ann was passionately dedicated to her profession of speech pathology, was an expert cook who delighted in hosting gatherings, and she also enjoyed reading, travelling, music, and cheering the Boston Red Sox.
Ann was raised in Quincy MA, attended Emerson College, then moved to Maryland to earn her master’s degree at George Washington University and pursue her career as a speech pathologist. Most recently she worked for 25+ years at Doctors Community Hospital in Lanham MD.
A gathering to celebrate Ann’s life will be held on February 22, 2020 from 11:00am - 1:30pm at Hines-Rinaldi Funeral Home 11800 New Hampshire Avenue Silver Spring, MD 20904. Attendees will have opportunity to share their memories starting at 11:30am.
Instead of sending flowers or other gifts, please honor Ann’s wishes by donating in her memory to one of the charities below:
American Cancer Society • Donate Online at https://www.cancer.org/involved/donate/memorial-giving • Donate by Phone at 800-227-2345 • Donate by Mail: Go to link https://www.cancer.org/involved/donate/donate-by-mail-or-phone.html Print the donor form, and mail the completed form with your check made out to “American Cancer Society” to: American Cancer Society P.O. Box 22478 Oklahoma City, OK 73123
Alzheimer’s Association • Donate Online at https://www.alz.org/nca/donate
Donate by Phone at 800-272-3900 • Donate by Mail with check made out to “Alzheimer’s Association” and mailed to: 8180 Greensboro Drive, Suite 400 McLean, VA 22102
National Multiple Sclerosis Society • Donate Online at https://www.nationalmssociety.org/Donate • Donate by Phone at 800-344-4867 • Donate by Mail with check made out to “National Multiple Sclerosis Society” and mailed to: National MS Society P.O. Box 4527 New York, NY 10163
Celebration of Life
11:00 am - 1:30 pm
Hines-Rinaldi Funeral Home
11800 New Hampshire Avenue
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February 21, 2020
Dearest Ann & family,
I’m writing this forever letter to my dearest friend of 53 years as Ann was famous for her letter writing when we were young.
I have so many fun memories of our years together as counselors at Camp Thayer, sleep overs in Quincy and Marshfield/Duxbury, our weekly night excursions to Harp & Bard as groupies seeing the Corcoran Brothers. Speaking of sleepovers, Ann you were such a cheerful morning person and I definitely was not. You looked at each new day as an adventure and always tackled it with smiles. You showed me the ways of city living as I was a country bumpkin and it was always exciting to walk everywhere but especially for pizza at Villa Rosa or take the subway to Chinatown for fabric.
You always gave encouragement and was just a phone call away throughout college and when you moved to Maryland for graduate school. No matter how long our time apart was and how life could get in the way when we connected again it’s like no time had passed.
I’m was so thrilled that when my daughter started college and Vanity Fair Drive was always a welcomed stop/overnight on my way down to North Carolina and back. These times will always be cherished memories for me.
Ann, a truly remarkable, caring, supportive, and loving friend. So many memories, so many stories and they all have a very special place in my heart. You touched everyone’s life in such a positive way. Love you and many hugs to Kem and Josh. You will never be far from my mind or heart!
Art and Judy Eckstein and Albert
February 20, 2020
We know that Ann loved you deeply because she told us this, Kem. We will miss her terribly, as a loving friend and neighbor. We will especially miss her sense of humor and the sound of her laugh. All our love, Art and Judy
February 19, 2020
"I cannot remember a time when I have attended some affair (e.g. family reunion, another homegoing celebration for family members, visiting family or other) that Ann Haley King was not there. If you saw Manuel (Kem) first, you would always ask, 'Where is Ann?' I can't remember that we ever asked Ann, 'Where was Kem?' That's the impact that Ann had on our family---she was just that, family. We will miss her. "
"To Kem, Joshua, and the Haley family, we hold you in our thoughts, prayers, and hearts. May Ann Haley King rest well. "
- The Palmer's (late Earl E. Palmer, late Lorraine Thomas-Palmer (sister of the late Louise Thomas-King) Cousins: Muriel (Penny), Tyrone (Tony) Geraldine (Tency), and Loraine (Moi) and Mike and all other family members.
February 17, 2020
Ann was more than just a colleague, she was a friend. She was so vibrant in her work and life in general. She helped so many people on a daily basis who were unable to swallow and got them to eat again, almost like magic. Personally, she taught me so much about feeding tubes and trachs, and made me a better clinician. In her last weeks, I visited Ann and we had a wonderful visit. Despite her illness and pain, we laughed and joked around. She was candid about her illness, as I would have expected from Ann. I am sad that someone who helped so many others is taken from us too soon. We all love you Ann. Rest well.
February 16, 2020
I spent 20 years at Doctors Community Hospital working with Ann in the Rehabilitation Department. I'll always treasure the memories of working alongside Ann with many of our patients. Although her expertise was in Speech Pathology, she had a wealth of knowledge in many areas of patient care which will be missed by everyone. Her passion for patient care was unsurpassed and she will be truly missed by all who knew her.
February 14, 2020
Ann was an amazing friend, mentor, older sister I never had, confidant, pursuer of great food&wine, an accomplished cook, a dedicated speech pathologist, and so much more to me I can't put a label on. I knew Ann for over 30 years. We met as fellow workers at Leland Memorial Hospital back in 1987. She taught me so much about being a compassionate healthcare worker and true friend. We shared the best and worst of times. She was always there to listen, support, offer a hug or comfort food. Ann always put people first, whether her patients or friends. She was my role model and closest of friends. I was blessed to share so many fun times; visiting wineries, camping in the Shenandoah mountains in Virginia, a girls trip to the Bahamas, many meals-home cooked and at wonderful restaurants, concerts at Wolf Trap, George Winston at the Kennedy Center, Irish pubs with singing and dancing, listening to jazz music at Takoma Station, walks around Greenbelt Lake and the Arboretum, shopping at Glut, many laughs, some tears, so many more memories. Ann was the epitome of energy and a morning person.l marveled at how well she could blend into every situation and group; she was comfortable in the most sophisticated places as well as the garden at my parent's house in PA. I also became friends with some of her friends: Susan, Karen & Bob, and of course Kem and Joshua. I remember making French toast for Joshua per his request. Shockingly, he preferred mine over his mom's. I am truly blessed and eternally grateful to have had Ann in my life. I would not be the person, nurse or friend I am today without her influence. I was able to spend some time with her the last 6 weeks and it was bittersweet but priceless. Rest now, my friend; with no more pain. You have earned your wings. Fly and be free. My heart is sad but I know you want me to go on, move forward. You will always be in my heart. I promise to check in and be there for your "boys" (Kem and Joshua) and Susan too. Love never ends.....
February 13, 2020
So many memories, neighbor! My favorite times were sitting in your kitchen, having a bite to eat and enjoying a glass of wine -- or two -- with you and Kem. So much laughter and so many great stories.
Thank you for being a great neighbor and friend. There was a lot of joy in your life. Even as I'm writing, I can't help but smile! I'm so glad to have known you.
Peace and blessings, Kem and Josh. May your memories bring you comfort.
February 13, 2020
Jimi and I met Kem and Ann through soccer, circa 1998. Our sons were on the same team. Thus began a special friendship that has lasted over 20 years.
I remember fondly our trips to Edinburgh and London and to Mazatlán, Mexico.
Ann was (I still find it hard to say was) a personification of the word "friend". She was always ready, including going out of her way, to help in any way she could and to be a sounding board for her friends. She was an excellent cook, an attribute I would be remiss not to mention. I especially remember her tiramisu and sticky toffee pudding.
Ann, I will miss our long chats and our "girls' day out". I will miss you terribly.
February 13, 2020
I worked with Ann since 2007 when I joined Doctors Hospital. Ann was a kind and gentle soul. Ann was not in Information Technology department where I work but was definitely computer savvy in knowing what was needed to improve electronic documentation for Speech Therapy. Ann assisted me in making sure my children utter their first words in a timely manner. I will sincerely miss her. God has better plans......RIP
February 12, 2020
Ann was a wonderful person and will be missed by everyone.
February 11, 2020
Thank you Ann for your sharing your years of service and caring for your patients with such love and commitment. I will never forget the permanent smile on your face and the gentleness in the way you would explain the plan of care when I called you for advice. You were never too busy to make time for others. I remembered I wanted you to see a friend who had a swallowing problem and you did not hesitate to offer see her.
You have lived the life and walk the talk .
I am sadden by her passing but knowing her has added value to my life
My sincere condolence to the family and friends affected by her passing. Be comforted by the memories shared and a life well lived.
Forever in my heart.
February 6, 2020
Ms. Ann is such a great person, very compassionate and dedicated to her work. You will always see her in ICU with her tote bag, her ipad and coffee, ready to see her patients. The energy and encouragement she shows towards her patients made me admire her more.
Ms. Ann and I also have the same birthday and that's why whenever October comes we always do our countdown and share are plans for our birthday and because we share the same birthday, she will always let me know if she have new Opal accessories.
Also, for the past year she became my "wrist police" since I hurt my hand and had to go through therapy. Every time she sees me at work she will remind me, "Shayne, you better make sure you're not abusing your hand, wear that splint and listen to your doctor. I'm telling you, you may not feel the pain right now but when you get older, trust me, you will know what I'm saying, so wear your splint!". And because of that, I wore my splint all the time which greatly helped me and my hand. Thank you Ms. Ann for the advices and experiences you've shared with me. I know you're pain free now and the heaven just earned a wonderful angel. Thank you for sharing your time and talent with us. Thank you for everything.
You maybe gone but you will never be forgotten.
Your friend and birthday buddy,