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Dr. Phyllis P. McDonald

June 10, 1934 June 28, 2018
Dr.  Phyllis P. McDonald
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Dr. Phyllis Parshall McDonald, age 84, of Gaithersburg, died unexpectedly Thursday, June 28, 2018 at Shady Grove Medical Center, Rockville.
Born June 10, 1934 in New York, she was the daughter of Earl and Lena Race Parshall. She was the wife of Gerald M. McDonald, who predeceased her in 2015.
Dr. McDonald was very accomplished in her field, earning her PhD. At the time of her death, she was still teaching at Johns Hopkins University. Her greatest passion was her family and her love of teaching came second behind her love for her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren (and reading mysteries).
Surviving are children, Melanie Massie and husband Robbie, Jennifer Novicio and husband Ray and Michael McDonald and wife Margie; nine grandchildren; 12 (and ½) great grandchildren; and two sisters.
A memorial service will be held at St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church of Libertytown, 9190 Church St., Union Bridge, MD (which is on Rt. 75 in Libertytown, one block north of the Rt. 26 intersection). Deacon Jerry Jennings will officiate. Inurnment will follow in St. Peter’s Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148-0142 or

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11:00 AM 7/3/2018 11:00:00 AM
St. Peter's Catholic Church of Libertytown

9101 Church Street
Union Bridge, MD 21791

St. Peter's Catholic Church of Libertytown
9101 Church Street Union Bridge 21791 MD
United States

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St. Peter's Cemetery Final Resting Place

9201 Church Street
Union Bridge, MD 21791

9201 Church Street Union Bridge 21791 MD

Memorial Contribution

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

501 St. Jude Place
Memphis, TN 38105.

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