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Sarah Joann Netzel Arnett

June 26, 1966 — December 23, 2023


Sarah Joann Netzel Arnett


Dr. Sarah Joann Netzel-Arnett, 57, of Gaithersburg, MD., passed away, Saturday December 23, 2023, at Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Springs, MD. She was born June 26, 1966, in Carmel California, the daughter of John Lesley Netzel and Kathleen (Kadau) Netzel. She is preceded in death by her mother Kathleen Netzel.

Sarah was a graduate of Bartlett High School in Anchorage, AK, class of 1984, and graduated from the University of Alaska Anchorage in 1988. She continued her education at Florida State University, where she earned a degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Molecular Biophysics, graduating with the class of 1994.

From 2006 – 2012, Sarah was a Professor at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, located in Baltimore City, Maryland. From 2012 until illness overtook her, she was employed as an Instructional Associate with the Medical Learning Center at Montgomery College Takoma Park, Maryland.

Sarah loved to travel the world, enjoying all the beauty it had to offer. She was a loving mother and wife. Her legacy will continue through her family’s memories of her.

She is survived by her husband of 35 years, Andre Arnett, her father John Netzel, daughter Kathleen Arnett and stepdaughter Amber Beisler, siblings Amy Netzel, John Netzel, Emily Netzel and her spouse Hugo Gomez, and Rebecca Lily Netzel, her aunt and uncle Kandace and Daryl Nieliwocki, Kristen and Walt Bentley, and Cousins Aaron Beeson, Amber and Mike Von Arx and Ali and Kyle Unverzagt.

 In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Cancer Society.



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