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Grace Katherine McComas

Born: Wed., Oct. 9, 1996
Died: Sun., Apr. 8, 2012


Visitation

3:00 PM to 5:00 PM, Fri., Apr. 13, 2012
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Fri., Apr. 13, 2012
Location: St. Michael's Catholic Church


Mass of Christian Burial

10:30 AM Sat., Apr. 14, 2012
Location: St. Michael's Catholic Church


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Miss Grace Katherine McComas, 15, of Woodbine, MD, died on Easter Sunday April 8, 2012. In keeping with Grace’s loving and generous spirit, a decision was made to donate life so others may live it via Living Legacy organ donation. She was the amazing and loving daughter of David C. and Christine Pfister McComas. Maternal Granddaughter of Joseph Pfister (dec.) and Constance Pfister . Paternal Granddaughter of Louis and Patricia G. McComas.  Sweet sister of Carolyn Rose, Megan Elizabeth and Gloria Joy McComas.  Kind-hearted niece of Connie, Jody, Carol, Dana, Gee, Sarah, Lauren, Michele, Mary, Joe, Jeff, Earl, Paul, Bob, Mark, John, Michael, Tom, Tim and John.  Also survived by  cousins. Visitation will be held at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, 1125 St. Michael’s Road, Mt. Airy, MD  on April 13, 2012  from 3-5 & 7-9pm with a prayer vigil beginning at 8:30pm.  Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30am on Saturday April 14, 2012. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers  memorial contributions in Grace’s name should be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or the Living Legacy Foundation.

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Ted and Suzanne Burkhardt
   Posted Wed April 11, 2012
Dear Chris and Dave and Cara, Megan and Gloria, Grace made a huge impact on me here at St Michael's...I just loved her way of confidently smiling and bringing me back to reality..such great sorrow and yet such a life that made her mark in so many ways. Our prayers and condolences.

Kim Wissman
   Posted Thu April 12, 2012
Dear Chris, Dave, Cara, Megan and Gloria,
I am so sorry for your loss. My heart breaks for you and what you must be feeling right now. Please know that I will continue to pray for God's loving arms to comfort you in ways that only He can. Grace was a gift and obviously a young woman who was as beautiful as her name implies. Please call on me for anything.
With my love and sympathy,
Kim Wissman
Psalm 34:18

Ken and Paula Campanile
   Posted Thu April 12, 2012
Chris, Dave and Family, Words cannot nearly express the sorrow that the St. Michaels and Glenelg communities are feeling this week. Nor can they heal your hurt. But take some comfort in knowing we are here for you and our prayers are with you and your family.

Mark Muywards
   Posted Thu April 12, 2012
Words cannot express the depths of sadness I have for the five of you. I bereave with a heavy heart the loss of Grace and the mark she has left on those who cherished her in life, and suffer those who tormented her to her death.

The Burrows Family
   Posted Thu April 12, 2012
We are lifting Grace and your entire family up in prayer, with hopefulness that your grief will eventually fade and that she will continue to live through treasured memories and the lives of many she touched.

Christina and Mark Barth
   Posted Thu April 12, 2012
Dear Chris, Dave and Girls, We are so sorry for your loss of Grace. Our community of Glenelg and St. Mikes is with you praying for you each day. Your entire family has been a blessing to our community and we hope we can be a support to you all now. We know that the Lord will help you through this tragic time and be comforted that He is with Grace as well. I know it is difficult to see good through this, but Grace lives on in the blessing which you provided with her gift of life to others. GOD bless you and your family and all those whose lives were changed by knowing your beautiful daughter.

Billy Upchurch
   Posted Thu April 12, 2012
I am a member of Mary's church family here in Bristol and wanted you to know that you and your whole family are in my prayers. There are no words to express that will take away the pain of having to bury a child. I have buried one of mine, so I really feel your pain at this time. Just know that I am praying for you and thinking of you in this time of grief.

JoAnna Bennett
   Posted Thu April 12, 2012
Hi Dave and family...Please know that my prayers are with you and your family in this time of loss. I also know that God will comfort you during this time.

The Grogans
   Posted Thu April 12, 2012
Dear Dave, Chris, Cara, Megan, and Gloria,

Our hearts go out to you all in this time of need. Grace was a wonderful person who was loved by so many. The memories we shared will stay with us forever. We will miss her greatly.
~Dave, Denise, Raychel, Katie, and Becca

"When all of a sudden everything else seems unimportant, unrelated, and trivial. When you wake up and the day just seems dimmer, but at night, the sky has one more beautiful, twinkling star. When the world keeps moving but you are frozen in a moment. When nothing is certain and yet everything is. Certain of the bonds that hold us together. Pull us tight. Bring us close. Certain of love in all shapes and sizes, colors and forms. Certain that the world is less beautiful now, but the memory of that beauty will never be forgotten. Be at peace, my flower. Grow tall in the heavens above and shine your golden light across solemn faces. Bring us back the joy that once bubbled inside you, and let it spread like wildflowers in full bloom. Rest in peace. My heart goes out to you all."
~ Becca Grogan

Mark & Barbara Hubbard
   Posted Thu April 12, 2012
Dave, Chris, and girls: Our hearts are deeply saddened by your loss. Please accept our deepest sympathies and know that you and Grace are in our thoughts and prayers.


Carol, Jeff and Family
   Posted Thu April 12, 2012
Chris, Dave, and girls- I was honored to be present the minute Grace entered this world and privileged to be there when she had to leave. I believe our children are merely on loan to us from God, to raise and cherish and flourish. This you did with Grace--you raised her to be such a sweet and loving girl. I don't know why God decided it was time for her to return but she will continue to flourish in his heavenly Garden in peace and love unlimited. Ours hearts are with your family always.

The Aments
   Posted Thu April 12, 2012
Dear Chris, Dave, Gloria, Megan and Cara

Our hearts ache with sadness for your loss of your daughter and sister, Grace. With love and sympathy, our family offers our prayers for you and for Grace.
-- Sandy, Mike and Tommy

rosalind hogan
   Posted Thu April 12, 2012
Dear McComas Family, I''m so sadden to hear of your loss of your beautiful Grace. My family goes to St. Micheal''s and we didn''t know you but I wish you me deepest sympathy at this time. I have children all the same ages of yours. I can''t image the pain your feeling as I''m crying for you at this moment. I can never read of the loss of a child. I hope you and your family will find the love and strength to heel and know that Grace is an angel watching over your family and especially her sisters. Much love and comfort, The hogan family

Ru Perera
   Posted Thu April 12, 2012
Dear Dave and Family,
It is a sad news for us at GSFC and our prayers are there for you and your family at this difficult time. Dave you have been such a great spirit for everybody!!!!
May your strength prevail to help you and your family through this difficult time and to keep Grace’s loving and generous spirit alive!!!!!!

Ru

the Mascaro Family
   Posted Thu April 12, 2012
Dave, Chris and girls,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of grieving. Grace will be remembered with loving thoughts, smiles and laughter. She will live in your hearts and memories forever. Peace and God's blessings to all of you. Bob & Dianne Mascaro & Nick, Jake, John, Grace & Lilly

Christine Duff
   Posted Thu April 12, 2012
Dear McComas Family,
I am a Glenelg alumni and I just heard about the loss of your daughter and sister. I am very sorry for your loss. No one should have to bury a family member so young. Grace is in the hands of the Lord now and he is taking care of her. Stay strong and remember that Grace is in a better place. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

Dan Smith
   Posted Thu April 12, 2012
Take comfort in knowing that your NASA and Glenelg friends are all praying with you and will support you in any way we are able. The thoughts and stories that others are expressing of Grace attest to the happy times and the strength of family embodied in the memories of her that will never be lost.

The Stanislav Family
   Posted Thu April 12, 2012
We are very sorry about the unexpected loss of your daughter Grace. Our deepest sympathy, thoughts and prayers are with you during this heartbreaking and tragic time.

The Kidera Family
   Posted Thu April 12, 2012
Dear Chris, Dave, Cara, Megan and Gloria,
There's no way to express the sadness we feel. We will always remember Grace's sweet, happy smiles. She has touched the lives of so many and will be missed. We are always here for you. With much love, Brenda, Ed, Deirdre, and Gwen

The Peters Family
   Posted Thu April 12, 2012
Our Prayers are with you.
Stay Strong!!

Lindsay Amos Jensen
   Posted Thu April 12, 2012
As Grace's 8th grade science teacher, I wanted to let you know that Grace was such a wonderful student and overall a kindhearted person. When I think of Grace, the first thing that comes to mind is her beautiful smile. Two years ago when I taught Grace, she was part of a group of girls who would come to my classroom at the end of every school day to organize service projects to help those less fortunate. I will never forget Grace's amazing attitude and spirit. I am so very sorry for your loss.

Michelle Wood
   Posted Thu April 12, 2012
Your family is in my heart and in my prayers at this time of unimaginable loss. Somehow I pray you can find solace and comfort in the promise that one day you will be reunited with your beautiful daughter in a place where there is no more sorrow and no more tears.

"Held" by Natalie Grant

Two months is too little
They let him go
They had no sudden healing
To think that providence
Would take a child from his mother
While she prays, is appalling
Who told us we'd be rescued
What has changed and
Why should we be saved from nightmares
Were asking why this happens to us
Who have died to live, it's unfair
This is what it means to be held
How it feels, when the sacred is torn from your life
And you survive
This is what it is to be loved and to know
That the promise was that when everything fell
We'd be held
This hand is bitterness
We want to taste it and
Let the hatred numb our sorrows
The wise hand opens slowly
To lilies of the valley and tomorrow
This is what it means to be held
How it feels, when the sacred is torn from your life
And you survive
This is what it is to be loved and to know
That the promise was that when everything fell
We'd be held
If hope is born of suffering
If this is only the beginning
Can we not wait, for one hour
Watching for our savior
This is what it means to be held
How it feels, when the sacred is torn from your life
And you survive
This is what it is to be loved and to know
That the promise was that when everything fell
We'd be held

The Forrest Family
   Posted Thu April 12, 2012
Your loss has deeply touched our family. My three sons have gone all the way through school with your girls. We pray the day comes quickly when you can think of Grace and smile about all of your wonderful memories together. May you have the strength and motivation to continue to follow your plans and dreams. We are so sorry for your loss.
With sympathy-
Jocelyn, Kenny, Taylor, Nicholas and Ethan Forrest

Brett Yeager
   Posted Fri April 13, 2012
Dear Chris, Dave and family,
I am totally overwhelmed by the news of Grace's passing. I cannot imagine how you feel and offer my prayers, love and support.
Brett

A Mancuso
   Posted Fri April 13, 2012
Our condolences...sweet angel

The Lazdins family
   Posted Fri April 13, 2012
Dear Chris, Dave and family,
Our hearts go out to you for your imeasurable loss and to Grace. We cannot begin to imagine how difficult this is for you all right now but offer our kindest sympathy and thoughts and any support you may need. We only knew Grace through school, scouts and other activities as our children have grown up together and saw a kind, sweet, gentle young girl growing into a lovely young woman. May you find strength in all around you.
Warmest sympathies from our family to yours.

Cathy Griswold
   Posted Fri April 13, 2012
Cara and family,
My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Remember your daughter, sister, and friend is in your hearts forever. She is an angel that God called home. Thank you for sharing her with the world.

Debbie and John Newell
   Posted Fri April 13, 2012
Dear Dave, Chris and entire family,
Even though we never knew Grace personally, her life and spirit has touched our hearts. Please find comfort in that you all are in our constant thoughts and many prayers. We can't imagine the pain that you are feeling right now. May you feel God's warm, loving touch now and in the difficult days ahead. God bless!
Debbie (Wallich) and John Newell (parents of Zach Bailey)

Terry Rice
   Posted Fri April 13, 2012
Dear McComas family,

I only knew Grace for a very short time. She went with us to the Karis Home which was the Homeless Shelter our church goes to once a month. She loved serving the ladies and loving on their children. She always had a smile on her face. She will be deeply missed and I am so sorry for your loss. Our church is praying for your family.

With love,

Terry Rice

Deacon Harbey Santiago and Family
   Posted Fri April 13, 2012
Dear McComas Family,
The Easter vigil prayer announcing the resurrection of the Lord tells us that "The light of Christ surrounds us". It is this same glorious light which surrounds Grace right now and surrounds you in this moment of great pain and loss. You are not alone on your pain, we who knew and loved Grace mourn with you. Be reassured of our prayers, hope and deep conviction that some day we will all meet again and all our tears will be wiped away. With deepest love.

Deacon Harbey, Nancy, Lucas, Marcus,Hana & Sarah.

Anne Koslosky
   Posted Fri April 13, 2012
Dear McComas Family,
Sorry for your precious loss. You are great people. Let the loving support of family and friends carry you through this dark time. Bless you for giving others life, for they will celebrate every moment of Grace's gifts.
Anne K

Joe and Nancy Finizio
   Posted Fri April 13, 2012
Dear Dave, Chris and family,
Our deepest sympathy to you on the loss of your precious daughter and
sister, Grace. We send our love and prayers to you and pray that you will
feel God's comfort and peace. St. Mark's church here in Huntersville will be
praying for Grace and your family. Love, Joe and Nancy

Janet Forero
   Posted Fri April 13, 2012
I am so deeply sorry for the tragic loss of your daughter and sister. May God be with you through this most difficult time.

Janet S. Hasslinger
   Posted Fri April 13, 2012
Dear Chris, Dave, and family,

My family and I are so sorry to hear of the loss of your precious daughter Grace. The one and only comfort I can find in this heart -wrenching situation is knowing that Christ arose on that Easter Day to take away the sting of death….because of His journey taken for each of us, we can rest assure that Grace is in a much better place where she no longer will have to bear the sins of this world…..I pray that your whole family be empowered with God’s Love and Grace during this very painful time…We are here for you, we are family and will keep you in our prayers.

The Mays Family (Phil, Maria, Hayley, Casey, & Landon)
   Posted Fri April 13, 2012
Dear McComas Family,
We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers every day.

Tricia Hayden
   Posted Fri April 13, 2012
Dave. Chris and family,
My heart is heavy for you at this very difficult time. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Love, Tricia

David, Judy, Braxton and Peighton
   Posted Fri April 13, 2012
Please know that your family is being held up in our family prayers. We can''t imagine your pain.

The Southern Family
   Posted Fri April 13, 2012
Chris, Dave, and girls,
You are in our constant thoughts and prayers. May your strong faith and family bring you comfort.
Michelle, Mark, Forrest, Garrett, & Maddie

Jim Hiltz
   Posted Fri April 13, 2012
Chris, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Alex, Trevor, and I will keep Grace's spirit in our hearts. We are all so sorry to hear of this news. Please know we are praying for you. Peace

Amanda
   Posted Fri April 13, 2012
Dear McComas Family,
I do not know your family personally, but wanted to say how terribly sorry I feel for your loss. I work with Dr. Sheer in another location and heard about your daughter today. There are no words to help console your family, but I'll keep you in my prayers. Always remember that you "can do all things through Christ" who strengthens you. I pray that the Lord will keep his hands upon each of you and guide you safely and gracefully through your grieving.

Karen Rosquist
   Posted Fri April 13, 2012
Words can not express our deepest sympathy for the loss of your beautiful daughter and sister Grace. We will continue to hold her memory in our hearts. She was a beautiful girl with a great big smile and even bigger heart. She will be terrible missed by all.

Teardrops are falling, As we all embrace this sad day.
A sweet young lady named Grace has passed away.
So perfect her spirit, so perfect her love,
So perfect even now as a guardian angel watching over all those she loved.

Karen Rosquist & Zachary Sill (Classmate & freind of Grace)

Judy & Katie Phebus
   Posted Fri April 13, 2012
I sit and cry for the "The Family" I did not know, but as I tell my granddaughter this is our "Christian Family". Grace is with the "Risen Christ" and now we will pray for you, that God will give you "His Peace". May God Bless You

Marianne Pettis
   Posted Fri April 13, 2012
Dear Chris and Dave and family,

Please know your family is in our thoughts and prayers. No one is prepared for such a loss. May your strength and faith help you through these hard times. Please accept our condolences from the Robinson Foundation and Nature Center community.

The Whittaker Family
   Posted Fri April 13, 2012
To the McComas Family,
It will be the little things that you will remember, the quiet moments, the smiles, the laughter. And although it may seem hard right now, it will be the memories
of these little things that help to push away the pain and bring the smiles back again.
As our family prays for your families strength to endure the days, weeks, and months ahead, may you find comfort in family and friends that surround you in love.


The Everett Family
   Posted Fri April 13, 2012
The McComas has a spirit of warmth, kindness and spirituality that has clarly positively impacted our community and our family in many ways and on many levels. The loss of Grace is an overwhelmingly sad event for each of us...each member of your wonderful family is a bright spot in the world, Grace will now become a bright spot in the universe. We love you guys and want to send warmth supprt, prayers and anything else you need your way....Our sincerest sympathies...Anita Allen Sam and Margaret.

Regina Franki
   Posted Fri April 13, 2012
Dave, Chris & girls - I can't imagine how heavy your hearts must be. You are all in my prayers.

Love -
Reg

Galiatsatos Family
   Posted Fri April 13, 2012
Please accept our deepest sympathies at your terrible loss. There are just no words that can express how how badly we feel for you, but as you can see from all the love and messages, the community is here for your family. God bless.
Lynne, Maria, Paul & Billy

Denise Boling
   Posted Fri April 13, 2012
I work with Mary @ CLC in Bristol and just wanted to let you know that our CLC family and our churches have you in our thoughts and prayers. From reading about Miss Grace, she was a wonderful girl and made an impact on many people. May God bless you with Strength, Grace and Peace at this time.

Cathy Hibbert
   Posted Fri April 13, 2012
Dear Chris, Dave, Cara, Megan and Gloria,
You are a wonderful family, as individuals and as a family you have always been an inspiration in our St Michael's and Glenelg community. I hope you know how many people you have touched over the past years. I am so sorry for your loss of your beautiful Grace. She is blessed with amazing parents and sisters,
Cathy Hibbert

Betsy Hansen
   Posted Fri April 13, 2012
Dear Chris, Dave and Family,

I am good friends with Tom and Lauren here in Timonium. Our daughter swims with Katie at NBAC.

I am so sorry for the loss of your sweet beautiful Grace. I too have experienced this unspeakable agony...I lost my dear son Stevie in 2007.

As I made this journey I asked Stevie''''s Oncologist..."does it ever get better?" ...he replied "it just gets different."

It takes time, but I promise you things do become different. Then, one day, you will smile as you remember those sweet memories that you shared with your Grace. The tears will be of those for the joyful memories that you will always hold deep within your heart. Be patient, take your time and reach out to all of your wonderful family and friends. Lean on them and on each other.

My heartfelt thoughts and prayers for comfort, healing, and peace surround you all.

Peace be with you,
Betsy Hansen

Tom and Theresa Clark
   Posted Fri April 13, 2012
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. We did not know Grace but recognize your family as we attend 10:30 mass. May God hold you in the palm of his hand and comfort you during this time.

Jennifer May
   Posted Fri April 13, 2012
Dear McComas Family,

I don't know Grace or your family but learned of her passing on Facebook. I am so very sorry for your loss. My prayers go out to you at what must be one of the most difficult times your family has ever faced. I pray that the Lord that hears all prayers hold, comfort, and love you through this. May it give you some comfort that you are being prayed over by not only family and friends, but complete strangers as well. God bless you.

Diane Henderson
   Posted Fri April 13, 2012
We did not know your beautiful Grace, but are so deeply saddened by your family's loss. This is an extremely painful time but we know you will cherish all the memories and moments you shared with Grace. God bless you family.

With deepest sympathy- Diane, Willie, Nick and Alyssa Henderson

Mary Garratt
   Posted Fri April 13, 2012
Dear David and Christine,
I'm so terribly sorry that your family has this grief to bear. I visited the church this evening, and I was amazed at the number of people who cared for you and your family. I'm thinking of you and praying for your family.

Randy and Debbie Barlly
   Posted Fri April 13, 2012
We are saddened to read about the loss of your beautiful daughter. We are Howard County parents of 2 children and can't imagine the pain and sorrow you are feeling. You're in our thoughts and prayers.

David and Melissa Covolesky
   Posted Fri April 13, 2012
Our hearts are broken over the news. Our thoughts and prayers go out to your entire family and to all of Grace's friends that are grieving. God bless you and give you strength~

Hillary Frank
   Posted Sat April 14, 2012
To the McComas family,

I was able to speak briefly with you all yesterday afternoon, but I wanted to let you know, yet again, how much Grace will be missed. I had the pleasure of being Grace's 8th grade English teacher, and my favorite memories of her are those where she is laughing and smiling with her friends (and there are many of those!) This is how I hope to remember her, and I know that you all will surely do the same. Grace was a kind, bright, beautiful, and loving person. Her memory will live on through your family and this community for many, many years to come.

Sending you all of my love, thoughts, prayers, and deepest sympathy.

Hillary Frank

John and Cathy Madden
   Posted Sat April 14, 2012
Our deepest sympathy on the loss of your beautiful daughter. We belong to the St. Michael's community, and will hold Grace and your family in our hearts.

The Rosenfelder Family
   Posted Sat April 14, 2012
Our hearts go out to all of you at this time of sorrow and we pray that the joy of loving Grace will be a comfort to you always.

Maggie Gibson
   Posted Sat April 14, 2012
Your family is in our hearts and prayers. I am so sorry for your loss. My daughter is also the victim of bulling and I am hopeful that this horrible tragedy will help bring the awareness to help end the needless suffering.

The Trautwein Family, Ralph, Theresa and Josh
   Posted Sat April 14, 2012
Dear McComas Family,

Our hearts are broken with yours and our family mourns with you. Grace is a beautiful person and we will continue to keep her and your family in our family prayers. I truly believe that you will see Grace again in paradise with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

The Trautwein Family.

Clare Seibert
   Posted Sat April 14, 2012
Been thinking about your family and your beautiful girl, Grace, all week, especially today. I can't imagine what it must be like losing her. My sons,Jonathan and Joey are familar with your family and would see you all at church often. (Of course, I wasn't aware of this since not personally knowing you). Your daughter is such a bright beautiful girl I can't imagine why anyone would be unkind to her, much less mean. Our thoughts and prayers will continue to be with your family. ~Seibert family

Lisa Seider
   Posted Sat April 14, 2012
Dear McComas family - we don't know eachother, I read of the loss of your beautiful sweet daughter Grace today in the paper. I feel compelled to let you know that your loss is felt by the community at large. I am a parent of two teenagers and cannot imagine your pain. Please know that not only all your friends, family, and close community pray for you now, but that complete strangers do too. I pray God holds your family close, that you find some comfort in the prayers of many, and that the loss of Grace and resulting discussion causes real change in bullying in Maryland and beyond.

Ann Morgan and Ellen Morgan Dimmick
   Posted Sat April 14, 2012
We are wrenched by your terrible loss and carry you all in our hearts.

Marilyn Holland
   Posted Sat April 14, 2012
My sincere sympathy goes to the entire McComas family at this time of such a painful loss. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. I send you peace and love. Sincerely, Marilyn Holland ( Cara's Spanish teacher)

Marcella Ruland
   Posted Sat April 14, 2012
Cara, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Fred Baudrau
   Posted Sat April 14, 2012
Unfortunately, I did not know Grace, but am a Glenel High School alumni and am saddened greatly at the passing of someone so young that had many years ahead of her. My thoughts and prayers are with your family at this very difficult time.

Michael & Ann Kirby and family
   Posted Sat April 14, 2012
We don't know your family but having our own family including 3 daughters and a son, we are so very sad that your lovely daughter Grace is no longer with you in body. She will forever be with you in spirit though, and thoughts of her will go on forever. The few pictures of Grace that we've seen make it obvious that she is a loving and caring person. Reading other messages to your family provide clear evidence of the beauty your daughter possesses, even now when in Heaven with our Lord. Such a lovely name, such a lovely person. We will keep Grace in our prayers, as we will for your entire family, including all of Grace's relatives and close friends, and we will pray that the Lord provides you comfort, strength, and hope.

viv dorwart
   Posted Sat April 14, 2012
We were so sad to hear of your loss. Please know that you have been in our thoughts and prayers this past week.

Angela Stevenson
   Posted Sat April 14, 2012
I read about Grace today in the Batimore Sun and my heart is broken. I am so, so sorry for the loss of your baby and your sister. My prayers are with your family and I know Grace is looking over you. She is now an angel. May God bless and keep you.

Maisel Family
   Posted Sun April 15, 2012
Even though we never knew Grace personally, her life and spirit has touched our hearts. I have 2 children attending Glenelg High School and the news has really shocked us all. We cannot imagine the pain. Please find comfort in that you all are in our constant thoughts and many prayers. God Bless!

Rose O. Serio
   Posted Sun April 15, 2012
Grace's family is in my prayers.
Seton classmate of Grace's aunt, Connie.
Rose O. Serio

Nancy Levering
   Posted Sun April 15, 2012
McComas Family,
I have taught many children over the course of my career, but Grace will always have a special place in my heart. When I think of her, I will always remember her smiling face, kind eyes, and her joyful laughter. She was loving to her classmates and wanted to be a helper to adults and children. She did this with compassion and grace. I will vow in Grace's honor to continue to teach, that words can hurt, and we need to treat everyone with dignity and respect. The sun has set on Grace's life but she made a DIFFERENCE in mine and countless others too.
"Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless." Mother Teresa
Nancy Levering (Grace's kindergarten teacher)



Kathy Etzel
   Posted Sun April 15, 2012
Dear Dave, Chris and family,
Mom just told me about Gracie yesterday and I was absolutely shocked! I can't believe this happened. I know we haven't been in touch but I remember meeting your family at the pool about ten years ago and seeing what a wonderful family you have. Our prayers are with you and I hope the article in the Sun Paper helps to address and resolve some of the problems children must deal with every day and Ray Rice's dedication to help. I pray that you are making it through as best as possible.
My love to you.
Kathy

Jamison Anderson
   Posted Mon April 16, 2012
I don't know your family but read about Grace's passing in the Baltimore Sun today. I can't imagine the pain and loss you are feeling right now. As a mother of a four year old girl, I am constantly worried about the vulnerability of our children in today's world. I'm hoping that through Grace's story other children will be helped. I am so sorry for your unimaginable loss. I hope the memories of Grace will help you through the pain.

Jamison Anderson

Jacqui
   Posted Mon April 16, 2012
Here in the UK, I read of the tragic loss of Grace.
Wishing you peace and love.

The Colson Family
   Posted Mon April 16, 2012
Chris, Dave, Cara, Megan & Gloria,

I continue to pray for you and your family and hope that as the days pass you find peace in Grace's memories and the beauty of her personality & soul. Luv U all - Lori

Kathy and David Rak
   Posted Tue April 17, 2012
Chris and David and family:
Our hearts and prayers go out to you all during this time of sadness. May you find comfort in the time ahead knowing your sweet angel now rests in the arms of God. Words are so inadequate, please know that we will be keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.
Kathy and Dave Rak

leonor Pisano
   Posted Tue April 17, 2012
I am deeply saddened by your loss. May you find comfort in knowing you will be united once again.

The Berry Family
   Posted Wed April 18, 2012
We are so very sorry for your loss. Words fail us. Know that we are here for you if you ever need anything.

The Berry Family -- Jill, Jim, Julia, Jessica, and James

Virginia McCauley and John
   Posted Wed April 18, 2012
Dave, We we're very sad to hear of the tragic experience you and your family are going through now and will continue experience for years to come. I will keep you in my prayers; as this is only a trial allowed by the Lord to only bless you and make you stronger. Angels walk among us and she was one you were blessed to have in your family as she shared her life; did her work for the Lord. Jesus is Lord.. Ecclesiastes 3:1

The Rice Family
   Posted Sun April 22, 2012
I don''''t even know how to express how saddened our whole family was to hear about Grace. I got a chance to know her one summer during vacation bible school, and she was an absolute ray of sunshine, always smiling, always ready to have fun. I hope the thoughts and prayers of so many people is able to bring strenghth and comfort to your family at such a difficult time.

Teri McWethy
   Posted Wed April 25, 2012
Dear McComas Family
With heart and soul, we can't begin to know what your family is facing and experiencing right now. Learning about the loss of a sweet precious life, taken way to soon from your hearts and this world has been news of disbelief and great sadness. All of your girls are all delightful, beautiful, talented, just wonderful and it has been a pleasure to know them over the years. Please know your family have been in our thoughts, prayers and will continue to be as you carry precious and amazing memories of Grace with you each and every day. We so wish we could somehow help bear the sorrow for you all. Our prayer is for God to welcome Grace into his loving and tender care. She was blessed to be in your family as she was a blessing to many. Her memory will now touch the hearts of others who have never met her. Her life has also given renewed life to others in medical need. We will not forget her innocence, her beautiful spirit and the hearts of her loving family. May peace be with you all until you meet her again.

The McWethy Family

Cathy Mailander, MD
   Posted Fri April 27, 2012
I am so sorry to hear about your loss of lovely Grace. My heart is breaking for you.

Diana Langton
   Posted Mon April 08, 2013
I did not know your family or your daughter, but I believe we all have some sort of connection through life itself. I saw the memorial on Face Book. You daughter looks like an angel... I have a sense that she has indeed become an angel watching over you all until that day when you can all be united once more.

Peace to your family and God Bless you all,

Diana Langton

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