HASSLINGER, CHARLOTTE F. A long-time 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 from 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 1999.
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.