Obituaries

Christine Yankus-Eng
B: 1954-02-05
D: 2018-12-05
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Yankus-Eng, Christine
Louis Kirschner
B: 1930-11-25
D: 2018-11-26
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Kirschner, Louis
Sung Im
B: 1934-10-19
D: 2018-11-25
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Im, Sung
Ching-Wu Wang
B: 1926-11-15
D: 2018-11-24
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Wang, Ching-Wu
Marilyn Burstein
B: 1930-10-27
D: 2018-11-23
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Burstein, Marilyn
Robert Holtzman
B: 1938-10-30
D: 2018-11-22
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Holtzman, Robert
Maria Solis
B: 1927-09-14
D: 2018-11-21
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Solis, Maria
Leon Bosma-Miyamasu
B: 2003-10-11
D: 2018-11-21
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Bosma-Miyamasu, Leon
Weston Roderick
B: 1959-11-04
D: 2018-11-20
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Roderick, Weston
Eleanor Appelbaum
B: 1922-11-11
D: 2018-11-19
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Appelbaum, Eleanor
Martel Davis
B: 1936-06-02
D: 2018-11-17
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Davis, Martel
Ellen McKee
B: 1930-08-23
D: 2018-11-12
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McKee, Ellen
Estanislao Benitez Paredes
B: 1972-06-17
D: 2018-11-09
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Benitez Paredes, Estanislao
Benjamin Palacios
B: 1950-11-11
D: 2018-11-09
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Palacios, Benjamin
Jeanne Olifiers
B: 1927-03-21
D: 2018-11-04
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Olifiers, Jeanne
Laura Rafaels
B: 1930-12-10
D: 2018-11-01
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Rafaels, Laura
Marilyn Holman
B: 1932-05-25
D: 2018-10-28
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Holman, Marilyn
Eliana Deperalta
B: 1930-04-05
D: 2018-10-28
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Deperalta, Eliana
Anne Hackl
B: 1919-01-27
D: 2018-10-26
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Hackl, Anne
Marta Famadas
B: 1928-02-28
D: 2018-10-24
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Famadas, Marta
Anasua Lahiri
B: 1958-12-27
D: 2018-10-23
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Lahiri, Anasua

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Our Funeral Directors and Funeral Home Staff

funeral home staff funeral directors candlesOver the years, Thibadeau Mortuary Service, P.A. has developed a strong reputation for providing families with the most compassionate service. This is due to the fact that our experienced funeral home staff helps to guide grieving families through every step of the funeral process. Our team is comprised of professionals that provide funeral expertise and will assist you through the entire process. Each staff member at Thibadeau Mortuary Service, P.A., is committed to providing your family with the finest care and adhering to strict ethical guidelines. In fact, for many years we have helped the families of Washington D.C, Maryland and Northern Virginia say goodbye to their loved one's with dignity. We are always available to help you and your family at any time of the day or night.

Our professional funeral home staff offers the following services:
  • Our funeral planning services handle all the details so you can focus on honoring your loved one and dealing with your grief.
  • We warmly welcome your family and guests into our home.
  • We'll provide transportation for your family members if necessary.
  • We assist you with any necessary paperwork, including insurance documents and veteran's benefits.
  • We help you to design a personalized service to properly celebrate the unique life of your loved one.
  • We clearly explain all of your payment options to you and your family, including credit card payment, discounts and at-need arrangements.
  • We refer you to helpful support groups and grief counselors to help you get through the difficult weeks and months following the service.

Whether you are looking to plan a funeral for a death that has occurred or are looking for pre-planning funeral services, our funeral home staff are ready and willing to help you through the process. With just one call to our funeral home, we can begin to help you through the difficulties of loss.

 

Reach Out to Our Team

 

Below you will find information about our funeral directors, who help many families arrange meaningful funerals, that truly create a tribute to the deceased. Please take a few minutes to get to know our funeral home staff.


James J. Thibadeau, CFSP, CPC, Owner/Funeral Director/Veteran
Email: Jamie@InterFaithFunerals.com
Website: InterFaithFunerals.com
Office Phone: (301) 495-4950
Mobile Phone: (240) 508-5430

James J. Thibadeau was born in Washington, DC and raised in Rockville, Maryland. As the youngest of eight children, James was raised by the late, Dr. Robert T. and Janette (Buckner) Thibadeau in Rockville, MD. His parents instilled him with Catholic values as well as a respect for all faiths. In an effort to broaden his understanding and appreciation of different cultures as well as expand his educational boundaries.  Jamie joined the U.S. Air Force (1982-1987) where he realized his calling to the funeral profession and how much his assistance could better the lives of families..

A life long resident of Montgomery County, Jamie has been assisting the community through funeral service for over 20 years. His gentle demeanor and genuine interest in supporting the community shines with each family he serves.

Mr. Thibadeau has worked with grieving families for most of his life to create a meaningful farewell to those who have lived and died. All who have worked with him to either create a burial or cremation ceremony have experienced a gentle kindness that has been a comfort to family and friends of the deceased. Through personal conversations with the family, Jamie is able to provide guidance for those looking for a most meaningful funeral or cremation service.

John J. Pruner, Veteran USN
Email: JohnP@InterFaithFunerals.com
Website: InterFaithFunerals.com
Office Phone: (301) 495-4950

John J. Pruner
John J. Pruner is a native Washingtonian who grew up in Riverdale, MD.  He is a college graduate and retiree of the US Navy.  John holds a Funeral License in Maryland and Washington, D.C., and is a member of the NFDA;.  He married Candice L. Black and has three children, Christine Ricketts, Karen Eaton, and David Pruner.  John is a grandfather of four.  He and his wife are parishioners of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, in Frederick, MD.  John enjoys the mountains, the Beach, and home remodeling projects, and spending time with his Grandchildren.

Brian M. Cable
Email: Brian@InterFaithFunerals.com
Website: InterFaithFunerals.com
Office Phone: (301) 495-4950

Brian Cable

Born into a close knit southern town, grew up in the mountains of WV.  He graduated from Mt. View High School in 1995.  With his personality of southern hospitality and strong desire to help people, he soon realized that a career in the funeral profession was his only calling. A college graduate and continuing student, Brian is working toward his license in Mortuary Science, and is expected to be awarded his Mortician's License in summer 2014.  Brian is a member of the National Funeral Directors Association.  Brian and his partner Chris Nguyen of Silver Spring, MD, enjoy raising his son, Christopher, relaxing with their two dogs, and traveling.  

Richard W. Thibadeau, Mortuary Assistant
Email: Richard@InterFaithFunerals.com
Office Phone: (301) 495-4950

Richard Thibadeau comes to the funeral home as an extension of his life long career in church music. He was born in Washington DC and raised in Rockville, MD. Like all of the children in his family, he played an instrument, first the piano, then, at 15, the pipe organ. He had long been drawn to the music of worship; his father was the organist at his home church. It was his high school choral experience, however, that solidified his desire to make it an integral part of his career. He graduated from Westminster Choir College in Princeton NJ in 1988, earning a Bachelor of Music degree, with a specialty in church music.

For the past 28 years, he has helped shape the musical worship at churches in New Jersey, Virginia, Maryland and Washington DC. He is an accomplished organist with a talent for building and training choirs. His is currently Director of Music at Christ Church, Episcopal on Capitol Hill.

Richard began to assist with funerals at the behest of his younger brother Jamie. Helping families through the entire process was a natural step for Richard. He had been the organist at hundreds of funerals over the course of his career and continues to perform that function at many services.


Each funeral director and member of our funeral home staff is dedicated to providing the families we serve with the highest-level of care. By entrusting your loved one to Thibadeau Mortuary Service, you are ensuring that your family will be taken care of from the start of the funeral planning process until long after the service has taken place.

If you have any questions for our funeral home staff or want to inquire about a service offered by our funeral home, please do not hesitate to reach out at anytime. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you have immediate need, give us a call right away. 

 

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