Charlotte Farnham Hasslinger
Published in The Capital on July 6, 2014

resident of Mayo, MD and a member of Mayo
United Methodist Church, Charlotte passed away
in her sleep at home on Saturday, 28 June 2014 at
age 102.

Charlotte was born in Washington, DC on 16
October 1911, spent her youth in DC and graduated
McKinley Tech High School where she was
an accomplished violinist in the school's orchestra.
She attended the University of MD, was a member
of Kappa Delta Sorority, and graduated in June 1934
with a Bachelor's degree from the College of Home Economics Food and Nutrition
department, later becoming a registered hospital dietician.

On 4 September 1936 Charlotte and her college sweetheart Harry E. Hasslinger
were married. They traveled throughout the US to various Army assignments with
the XIII Corps Armor unit during WWII.

Following WWII they settled in College Park, MD to raise a family, with their
Mayo residence as a summer home. Charlotte was a homemaker, volunteering her
time with many organizations, among them assistant troop leader for the Girl
Scouts, docent at the National Gallery of Art in DC, children's choir director at
University Methodist Church, advisor at the Kappa Delta chapter house at the
University of MD, and she taught piano lessons.

When Harry retired, they relocated to Mayo as year-round residents. Her many
hobbies and interests included travel, rug hooking, millinery, still-life painting,
reading, gardening, baking, and playing the piano.

Charlotte is survived by her son, Mark E. Hasslinger, of Annapolis, MD, daughter
Carol H. James of Gardena, CA, grandson John M. James, great-granddaughters
Alison, Madelynn and Jolee James, sister-in-law Norma Roehl, nephews Randy
Roehl (Barbara) and Eric Roehl (Miriam), grand-nieces Aleece Roehl and Sarah
Roehl-Jacobs, great-grand-niece Talia Jacobs, cousins William Shoemaker
(Loretta) and Paul Shoemaker.

Charlotte was preceded in death by Harry in 2005 and granddaughter Pamela in

Visitation will be at Hardesty Funeral Home - 905 Galesville Road, Galesville, MD
20765 on July 8, 7-9 p.m.

Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on July 9 at Mayo United Methodist Church
- 1005 Turkey Point Road, Edgewater, MD 21037.

Interment Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to Mayo United Methodist
Church in memory of Charlotte.

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