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Phyllis Sandra "Wingy" Poole , 73

Passed On: 05/25/2012

Phyllis Sandra "Wingy" Poole , 73A Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at 10:00 AM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home Leonardtown, MD with Deacon Bill Nickerson officiating. Interment will follow in Charles Memorial Gardens Leonardtown, MD. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, May 29, 2012 from 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM with prayers recited at 7:00 PM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home Leonardtown, MD. Phyllis Sandra "Wingy" Poole, 72, of Avenue, MD, passed away surrounded by her loving family on May 25, 2012 in Callaway, MD. Born on May 20, 1939 in Watertown, NY she was the daughter of the late Glenn and Marion Bush Lobdell. Phyllis is survived by her children: Robin Owen of Bushwood, MD., Kevin Poole, Steven Poole both of Avenue, MD, 7 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren, and a sister Janet Russell of NV. She is preceded in death by her brothers: Jack Lobdell, Ronnie Lobdell and Vickie Lobdell of NY. Mrs. Poole moved from Prince George's County, MD to St. Mary's County, MD in 1971. She worked as a property manager for Poole Properties for 30 years retiring in 1995. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, May 29, 2012 from 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM with prayers recited at 7:00 PM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home Leonardtown, MD. A Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at 10:00 AM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home with Deacon Bill Nickerson officiating. Interment will follow in Charles Memorial Gardens Leonardtown, MD. Pallbearers will be: Steven Poole, Larry Burdette, Charlie Haynes, Kevin Poole, Kevin Owen, and Chris Poole. Honorary Pallbearers will be: Douglas Poole and Matt Poole. Contributions may be made to Hospice House of St. Mary's P.O. Box 625 Leonardtown, MD 20650.

Charlotte Faye Thompson, 74

Passed On: 05/25/2012

Graveside

Charlotte "Faye" Thompson, 74, of Port Tobacco, MD. died on May 25, 2012 at the Civista Medical Center in La Plata, MD.

She was born on May 6, 1938 in Chatham Hill, Virginia to the late George G. Hubble and the late Aubra Hubble. She is also predeceased by her daughter Tammy F. Thompson and Ten brothers and sisters.

She is survived by her husband, Mark Thompson, son, Mark Thompson, daughter, Venus Viar, eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Faye was a waitress for 30 years at many Charles County restaurants. She enjoyed her family and socializing with her customers.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday May 30th from 6 to 8pm at the Arehart-Echols Funeral Home 211 St. Mary's Ave. La Plata, MD. 20646. A graveside service will be held at the Trinity Memorial Gardens Waldorf, MD. Time not known at this time.

Memorial contributions may be made to the COPD Foundation 27th Ave. Suite 302 Miami, FL. 33133 or the Rheumatoid Arthritis Foundation P.O. Box 96280 Washington, DC 20077-7491.

Joseph Daniel Cole, 70

Passed On: 05/25/2012

Joseph Daniel Cole, 70Joseph Daniel Cole died at home at the age of 70. He was known by most as Joe Boy. He resided in Chaptico, MD.
Joseph was educated in Charles County where he completed the eighth grade.
He was a truck driver for many years at Long Grain Elevator in Charlotte Hall, MD. When it was sold he went to work for Tomar Trucking in Pomfret, MD.
Joseph's hobbies were hunting, spending time with his family, watching westerns, and traveling. His favorite movie was Harlem Nights. On Sundays he would watch football. Joseph was a devoted fan of the Washington Redskins. Win or lose he would cheer them on.
Joseph is the son of the late James Dudley Cole Sr. and Alice Cecilia Campbell.
He is preceded in death by his sister Alice Cecilia Hicks (Pig), Brother James Dudley Cole Jr., friends Thomas Earl Edelen and Thomas Wade Pinkley.
Joseph leaves behind three sisters, Mary Alberta Cole, Agnes Knott, Dora Alieen Thomas, one brother, Thomas Cole, a nephew, John Cole, two nieces, Catherine Ann Thomas and Mary Alice Thomas, four great nieces, Ethel Thomas (Boobie), LaQuita Thomas, Laura Thomas (DayTay), Jennette Thomas, one great nephew, Wayne Thomas Jr. (Bud), two great-great nephews, Ja'Quan Thomas and JaShaun Thomas, and a host of many nieces and nephews. He leaves behind many friends, Larry and Pat Stonesifer, David Thomas, Eugene Thomas, and Oscar Edelen.
Arehart-Echols Funeral Home of La Plata, MD is handling the funeral arrangements. Mass of Christian burial will be Tuesday June 5, 2012 at 10am at the St. Mary's Newport Church in Newport, MD. The Rev. Fr. Mark Ervin will officiate. Interment to follow in the church cemetery.

John "Jack" Robert Dunworth, 70

Passed On: 05/24/2012

John "Jack" Robert Dunworth, 70Beach Memorial with Family & FriendsJohn Robert Dunworth, Jr., (Jack), 70, of Lutherville, MD, passed away at Charlotte Hall Veterans Home in St. Mary's County, MD on May 24, 2012, three days before his 71st birthday.

Jack was born May 27, 1941, in Baltimore, MD to Joseph and Rose Dunworth. He lived his life fully in either Baltimore or Ocean City, Maryland and spent most of his career in real estate. He had eight siblings, who meant the world to him. After returning from the Navy, he met Marian Lord and they had two children.

Jack was immensely proud of his family and nothing pleased him more than being with them and making them smile, which he did readily. He was blessed with charisma and made friends easily and everywhere. Jack loved nature and spent many hours hiking the woods and combing the seashores of Maryland with his family and friends. He was an avid collector, a creative spirit and prolific poet and story teller.

Jack is remembered by his children and son in-law, Jon (Jack) Dunworth, LeSales Dunworth, Fritz McDonough; beloved granddaughter Riley Dunworth; sisters Roseanne Nohe, Betty Crouse, Kathy Sheroke; brothers Robert Dunworth, Michael Dunworth, Thomas Dunworth, David Dunworth, Joseph Dunworth; and 14 adored nieces and nephews.

All arrangements are being handled by Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home, P.A., 30195 Three Notch Road, Charlotte Hall, MD 20622. A memorial will be held on the beach with family and friends on Wednesday, May 30, 2012.

In Lieu of Flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Alzheimer's Association or Surfrider's Foundation.

Robert Richard Hays, 93

Passed On: 05/24/2012

Robert  Richard Hays, 93 Life Celebration Robert Richard Hays, 93 of Leonardtown, MD died May 24, 2012 at St. Mary's Hospital.

Born June 11, 1918 in Norristown, PA, he was the son of the late Dana McGowan Hays and Grace Catherine (Stickles) Hays. He lived in Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania where he attended Carnegie-Mellon University and performed graduate work at the University of Pittsburgh, MIT, and USC. He was a member of two honorary professional societies, Phi Kappa Phi and Tau Sigma Delta, a member of the Associated Artists of Pittsburgh, and was a charter member of the Society of Federal Artists and Designers, serving twice as president. He won several prizes for his drawings, water colors, ceramics, and wood and jewelry crafts. He also received numerous achievement awards and was noted for his advanced drawings of ships. For many years, he drew house plans for friends as well as his own homes.

Mr. Hays was a retired analyst, audio-visual, Communication expert for the Navy Department for 29 years, and Co-Chairman/Executive Secretary of Panel 5, Committee on Scientific and Technical Information (COSATI) for the White House.

Mr. Hays enlisted in the U.S. Naval Reserve V-7 Program and served 4 ½ years as a naval officer, including assignments with Research and Standards, Washington DC; Medical Research, Submarine Base, New London, CN, and served 4 years (military and as a civilian) on the staff of the National War College, Washington, DC.

He continued his career as a Program Analyst with the Progress Analysis Group, Chief of Naval Operations (CNO), for 13 years, initiating several Navy-wide programs affecting CNO planning and Navy relations with industry, professional groups and non-profit organizations. During this period he drew the artist concepts of the first nuclear-powered ships, such as the "Enterprise", aircraft carrier, CVA(N) 59, the cruiser, "Long Beach" CA(N) and numerous other Naval ships to be presented before the House and Senate Appropriations Committees for several years. Many of these drawings appeared as the first artist concepts to be published in Janes' Fighting Ships, 1959-60.
Mr. Hays' activities concerning congressional hearings on Navy programs and special overseas assignments for CNO continued until 1963 when he served as assistant Research Coordinator for the Navy's Scientific and Technical Information Program (STINFO) in the Office of Naval Research. He served as editor of the Navy Technical Forum and Navy's STINFO Newsletter from 1964-1969.

In December 1965, Mr. Hays was designated the Navy Focal Point for Navy's STINO Programs. During the 5-year assignment, he also served as the first Executive Secretary on the Management of Technical Information, Panel Five, the Committee on Scientific and Technical Information (COSATI) for the White House. After two years with the Material Command Headquarters, he retired in 1972, ending 29 years of government service.

Mr. Hays is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Sally Jeane Huff of Leonardtown, MD, a son Garold Robert Hays (Margaret) of Frederick, Maryland, a grandson, Sean Carrol Hays of Oveide, Florida, four step grandchildren, two great grandchildren and a special friend of thirty years, Carol Wathen. He was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara Jeane (Yoakam) Hays in 1972.

Family will receive friends for Mr. Hays' Life Celebration on Thursday, May 31, 2012 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. in the Brinsfield Funeral Home, 22955 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown, MD 20650. A graveside service will be held on Friday, June 1, 2012 at 1:30 p.m. at the Gettysburg National Cemetery, Gettysburg, PA.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Leonardtown Volunteer Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 299, Leonardtown, MD 20650.

Condolences to the family may be made at www.brinsfieldfuneral.com.

Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, MD.

Paul William Bowers, 66

Passed On: 05/24/2012

Paul William Bowers, 66Funeral ServiceLife Celebration Paul William Bowers, 66, of Charlotte Hall, MD, died May 24, 2012 at his residence. Born November 30, 1945 in Portsmouth, Virginia, he was the son of John Bowers and Charlotte Kropp Bowers. Paul was the manager of Southern States Co-op, Charlotte Hall Service. He loved farming, cats, horses and NASCAR, especially driver #88, Dale Earnhardt, Jr. He was a member of the Maryland Farm Bureau, the Anne Arundel Farm Bureau, Charles County Soil Conservation, Southern States Co-op, the American Quarter Horse Association, 4-H All Stars and Moose Lodge in Glen Burnie, MD. He was also a member of the Peace Lutheran Church in Waldorf, MD.

Predeceased by his parents, he is survived by his wife, Gloria J. "McCauley" Bowers;
daughters, Lisa Martin (Eric), Charlotte Ragsdale (Michael) and Lisa Messenger; brothers, John Bowers and Martin Bowers (Amy); sister, Christine Hutto (Edward) and six grandchildren, Clay, Cole and Logan Martin and Colin, Morgan and Grayson Ragsdale and many nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends for Paul's Life Celebration on Tuesday, May 29, 2012 from 2;00 - 4:00p.m. and 6:00 - 8:00p.m. at the Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home, P.A., 30195 Three Notch Rd.., Charlotte Hall, MD 20622. A Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at 11:00a.m. at the Peace Lutheran Church, 401 Smallwood Dr., Waldorf, MD 20602. Pastor Craig Endicott will officiate. Interment will follow at the Glen Haven Memorial Cemetery, 709 Ritchie Highway, Glen Burnie, MD.

Memorial donations may be made to Peace Lutheran Church, 401 Smallwood Dr.,Waldorf, MD 20602.

Eugene Carlton Grimes, 76

Passed On: 05/24/2012

Eugene Carlton Grimes, 76Eugene Carlton Grimes, Jr., 76, of Aquasco, MD died May 24, 2012 at Southern Maryland Hospital Center, Clinton, MD. Born April 24, 1936 in Aquasco, MD, he was the son of late Eugene Carlton Grimes, Sr. and late Mary Goldsmith Grimes. Mr. Grimes was the owner and operator of Grimes Market in Aquasco. The store was his life's work. He also enjoyed farming and gardening.

Eugene is survived by his wife, Barbara Ann Hayden Grimes; children, Richard E. Grimes; wife, Violet and Deborah Boling; late husband, Phillip; sister, Ozello Ann Ehrhardt; husband, Jerry and nephews, Michael, Mark and Matthew Ehrhardt.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, May 31, 2012 from 9:00 - 10:00a.m. followed by a service at 10:00a.m. at Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home, P.A., 30195 Three Notch Rd., Charlotte Hall, MD. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Gardens, Waldorf, MD. Pallbearers will be Michael, Mark and Matthew Ehrhardt, DeSales Farmer, Richard Canter, Jr., Larry Canter and Rusty Cooper.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 415 N. Charles St., Baltimore, MD 21201 or the American Kidney Foundation, 6110 Executive Blvd., Rockville, MD 20852.

Yves "Frenchy" Joseph Bolduc, 75

Passed On: 05/23/2012

Yves "Frenchy" Joseph Bolduc, 75Rev. Joseph A. Calis will officiateFamily GatheringYves "Frenchy" Joseph Bolduc, 75, of Lexington Park, MD, passed away at home on May 23, 2012, with his family by his side. He was the son of the late Emil Joseph Bolduc and the late Alida (Berard) Bolduc. Yves was born in Magog, Quebec Canada on January 23, 1937. He became a proud United States Naturalized Citizen in 1960.

Frenchy enjoyed watching wresting (he was a former wrestler himself), watching sports (he is a Raven's Football fan, Hockey - he was a former hockey player, loves tennis and baseball and golf.), he was an avid fisherman (enjoyed it most when he could bring the grandchildren with him) and thoroughly enjoyed visiting with family and friends (he never met a stranger). He was a woodworking craftsman and made many items from small crafts to large furniture and complimented by his wife's painting they would make masterpieces. His most valued treasure was family - "PopPop" loved to spend time and spoil his grandchildren. Everyone he met knew he had a heart of gold and would give you the shirt off his back willingly.

Aside from his parents, Frenchy is predeceased by his wife, Joan Marie Desautels Bolduc.

Frenchy is survived by his children, Andre Bolduc and wife Lynda, Karen Deyette and Bryan, Ann M. Bolduc and partner Cindy; his brothers, Norman Bolduc and Rene "Joe" Bolduc and wife Cathy; his sisters, Lise Roberts and husband Don, and Huguette and husband Pete Zabeyda; his 12 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews and god children.

There will be a small gathering of family and friends on Saturday, May 26, 2012 from 10:00AM - 12:00PM at Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home, P.A., 30195 Three Notch Road, Charlotte Hall, MD 20622. The Service will start on Saturday at 11:00AM and Rev. Joseph A. Calis will officiate. Inurnment will follow at a later date at Charles Memorial Gardens, 26325 Point Lookout Road, Leonardtown, Maryland 20650.

In Lieu of Flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Hospice of St. Mary's, P.O. BOX 625, Leonardtown, Maryland 20650. Hospice was a godsend to our family in providing us the opportunity to keep our family together until our fathers passing. This would have been impossible without their support.

Yvonne Hendrickson Anderson, 83

Passed On: 05/23/2012

Holy Comforter Episcopal ChurchYvonne H. Anderson, 83 of Clinton, MD, died Wednesday, May 23, 2012 after a brief illness.
She was born in Washington, DC, August 31, 1928. She graduated from Cardozo High School and attended Howard University. She worked for the Bureau of Engraving and Printing for 28 years, retiring in 1993. She was an active member of the Cardozo High School Alumni Association, Class of 1946 and a member of the Altar Guild at Holy Comforter Episcopal Church.

She is survived by her husband, Samuel B. Anderson; six sons: Michael (Debra), Darryl, Clinton, Philip, Steven (Judy), and Eric (Tanya); one step-daughter, Loanna, (Michael); twelve grandchildren: Allison, Steven, Simone, Michael, Dylan, Tate, Mason, Erica, Halley, David, Logan and Jalyn; two sisters, Nadine and Bernice; one brother, Barry (Kenisha); two nieces: Trinna and Tanya; three nephews: Joey, Charles, and Carl, and a host of relatives and friends.
A Memorial Service will conduct at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 31, 2012 in Holy Comforter Episcopal Church, 701 Oglethorpe Street, NW Washington, DC 20011. A family visitation will be held from 10:30 to 11 a.m. prior to the service.
In lieu of floral tributes, the family request that donations be made to either to the Cardozo High School Alumni Association, Class of 1946 or The John T. Walker Center, in care of Holy Comforter Episcopal Church.

Hazel Mae Copsey, 75

Passed On: 05/22/2012

Hazel Mae Copsey, 75A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, May 26, 2012 at 9:30 AM in Immaculate Conception Catholic Church Mechanicsville, MD with Fr. Anscar Laczko officiating. Interment will follow in Queen of Peace Catholic Cemetery Helen, MD. The family will receive friends on Friday, May 25, 2012 from 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM with prayers recited at 7:00 PM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, Leonardtown, MD. Hazel Mae Copsey, 75, of Mechanicsville, MD passed away on May 22, 2012 in Leonardtown, MD. Born on October 25, 1936 in Mechanicsville, MD she was the daughter of the late John Louis and Mary Etoyle Tippett. Hazel is survived by her husband Franklin B. Copsey, whom she married on May 4, 1956 in Immaculate Conception Catholic Church Mechanicsville, MD. Mrs. Copsey is also survived by her children: Lillian Dickerson (James) of Dugspur, VA., Franklin William Copsey (Jane) of Hillsville, VA., Rebecca Porter (Mike), and Linda Downs (Larry) both of Mechanicsville, MD. As well as 8 grandchildren: Victoria Downs, Edward Tobler, Shannon Downs, Haley Downs, Gregory Porter, Rachel Copsey, L.J. Downs, and Frankie Copsey, and 5 step grandchildren. Hazel is also survived by her siblings: Doris Downs , Cathy Morgan, Eleanor Johnson, Mary Heier all of Mechanicsville, MD., Edna Morgan of Beltsville, MD., Bertha Russell of Broom Island, MD., and Emma Marshall of Laurel Fork, VA. Mrs. Copsey is preceded in death by her siblings: Lola Morgan, Louis Tippett, Herman Tippett, James Tippett, Larry Tippett, and John Joseph Tippett. Hazel was a lifelong resident of St. Mary's County, MD. She attended Margaret Brent High School and worked as a Food Service Manager for the St. Mary's County Board of Education for 20 years retiring in 1997. Hazel enjoyed: bingo, crabbing and fishing. The family will receive friends on Friday, May 25, 2012 from 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM with prayers recited at 7:00 PM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home Leonardtown, MD. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, May 26, 2012 at 9:30 Am in Immaculate Conception Catholic Church Mechanicsville, MD. Interment will follow in Queen of Peace Catholic Cemetery Helen, MD. Pallbearers will be: Milton F. Copsey (Godson), James Dickerson, Mike Porter, Russell Faison, Frank Copsey, and Larry Downs. Honorary Pallbearers will be: L.J. Downs, Gregory Porter, Edward Tobler, and Frankie Copsey. Contributions made be made to Immaculate Conception Catholic Church P.O. Box 166 Mechanicsville, MD 20659.

Alfred Sumner Hack, 86

Passed On: 05/22/2012

PrivateAlfred Sumner Hack, age 86, of California, MD, died on May 22, 2012 at his residence with his family around him.

Born on September 12, 1925 in Flushing, NY, he was the son of the late Maude Morrey Hack and John Jacob Hack. Alfred served our country as an Airborne Radar Operator for the U.S. Navy from 1942 to 1946, and received the Good Conduct and American Theater Ribbons, and a Victory Medal. Alfred married Elizabeth Faye Burgess on January 28, 1950 in Washington, DC.

Alfred has lived in St. Mary's since 1988, moving here from Ft. Washington, MD. He worked as Detective Lieutenant for the Metropolitan Police Department in Washington, DC for 25 years, retiring in 1973. He was a Staff Investigator for the U.S. House of Representatives Select Committee on Assassinations of Martin Luther King, Jr. and John F. Kennedy. He was a member of the Association of Retired Police of The District of Columbia, Inc. He enjoyed traveling, sailing, and being with his family, to include attending special events involving his grandsons.

Alfred is survived by his daughter, Beverley Hack Bess (Robert) of Huntingtown, MD and his son, John Robert Hack (Susan) of Olney, MD. He is also survived by three grandsons, Brandon A., Brian A, and John R. Hack, also of Olney, MD. In addition to his parents, Alfred was preceded in death by his wife Elizabeth.

A private service will take place at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorial contributions be made to Hospice of St. Mary's, P.O. Box 625, Leonardtown, MD 20650.

Condolences to the family may be made at www.brinsfieldfuneral.com.

Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, MD.

JoAnn Marie Markle, 75

Passed On: 05/22/2012

JoAnn Marie Markle, 75 JoAnn Marie Markle, 75 of Hollywood, MD died May 22, 2012 at home surrounded by her family.

Born Feb 6th 1937 in New Oxford, PA she was the second child of 16 born to Charles and Helen (Hockensmith) Becker.

She was the wife of Ronald L. Markle who preceded her in death in Dec 1994. They were married for 37 years. As a young married couple they were stationed around the world and moved from Atsugi, Japan to Southern Maryland in 1967 where they retired from the Navy after 20 years of service.

JoAnn retired from MWR, at the Patuxent River Naval Air station with over 20 years of service. She was friends of so many military members in St. Mary's County. She stayed in touch with countless Test Pilot School graduates: many of whom went on to become part of our country's NASA Space Program. JoAnn was an avid gardener, bird watcher and a past member of the Fleet Reserve Association, VFW and the Moose Lodge.

Throughout her life she fought several battles with cancer and always offered advice and encouragement to others also dealing with it. In her last years, she had a long illness suffering with Alzheimer's disease.

Surviving are two daughters, Laura Martin (Rob) and Kelly Smith (Bruce). Laura and Rob have one daughter Christina Martin. Kelly and Bruce have three children, Andrea Reiley (Jon), Victoria Smith and Jason Smith. She also has three great grandchildren Megan, Logan and Ethan Reiley. Surviving siblings are; Mary Shadle (Harold preceded in death) of Abbottstown, PA., John Becker (Nadine) of Artemas PA., Ron Becker (Sharon) of New Oxford PA., Barbara Albano (Tony) of York PA., Paul Becker (Kathy), New Oxford PA., Dottie Jones (Johnny) of Hanover, PA., Louis Becker (Connie) of Paw Paw, WV., Larry Becker (Sue) of East Berlin PA., Marie Hitt (Bill) of Pikesville PA., Loretta Young (Skip) of Hanover PA., Susie Bush (Tom) of York, PA. and Merle Becker (Sally) Of New Oxford, PA.

She has numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by brothers and a sister, Charles Becker (Shirley) Of New Oxford PA, Donald Becker (survived by Dorie) of Littlestown PA., and Janie Becker (infant).

Services will be held at Arlington National Cemetery at a date to be determined.

Condolences to the family may be made at www.brinsfieldfuneral.com.

Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, MD.

Peggy Lenora Dixon, 83

Passed On: 05/22/2012

Peggy  Lenora Dixon, 83A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, May 25, 2012 at 9:30 AM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, Leonardtown MD with Father Keith Woods officiating. Interment will follow in Queen of Peace Catholic Cemetery Helen, MD.The family will receive friends on Thursday, May 24, 2012 from 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM with prayers recited at 7:00 PM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home Leonardtown, MD.Peggy Lenora Dixon, 83, of Leonardtown, MD passed away on May 22, 2012 in Callaway, MD., born on October 12, 1928, in Washington, DC. , she was the daughter of the late Edmund Roger and Josephine Julia Kelly Wright. She was preceded in death by her loving husband Ralph Dixon who died on May, 1997, and whom she married in 1978 in Leonardtown, MD. Peggy is survived by her children: Joseph S. Mattingley (Terry) of Mechanicsville, MD., and Bonnie J. Hoepfinger of Fredericksburg, VA. She was preceded in death by her siblings: Roger Wright, Donald Wright, and Marion Reese. Peggy graduated from St. Anthony's High School in Washington, DC in 1946. She moved from Washington, DC to St. Mary's County, MD in 1950 and was an Assistant Manager for the Enterprise Newspaper retiring in 1983. The family will received friends on Thursday, May 24, 2012 from 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM with prayers recited at 7:00 PM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home Leonardtown, MD. A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, May 25, 2012 at 9:30 AM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home Leonardtown, MD with Father Keith Woods officiating. Interment will follow in Queen of Peace Catholic Cemetery, Helen, MD. Contributions may be made to Hospice of St. Mary's P.O. Box 625 Leonardtown, MD 20650.

Ronald Eugene Magill, 60

Passed On: 05/22/2012

Ronald Eugene Magill, "Ronnie", 60, of Welcome, passed away on May 22, 2012. Born on September 2, 1951 in Washington D.C. He was the son of the late James Milton Magill, Jr., and Sara Elizabeth Magill (Evans). In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his Brother; Richard Lee Magill. Ronnie is survived by his Sister; Linda Hattaway (Magill). Brothers; John Magill and Mark Magill. Sister-In-Laws; Carolyn Magill, Barbara Magill, and Tammy Magill. He is also survived by his children; Jesse Magill, Tammy Datcher (Magill), Katie Magill, and Lucas Magill. Daughter-In-Law; Jennifer Magill (Flynn), and Son-In-Law; Jermaine Datcher. His Grandchildren; Tyler Magill, Jake Magill, and Tori Datcher. Along with many nieces and nephews, family, and friends. Ronnie was an avid horseman and worked as a Farrier at Bowie and Laurel Racetrack. He loved horseracing, and training his horses. Ronnie was a simply man and a true family man. He loved being with his family, especially his children and grandchildren. He loved being at his home and in his barn, working around the farm he built. He enjoyed fishing, coon hunting, and being outdoors as well. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, May 29, 2012 from 5 pm until 8 pm at the Arehart-Echols Funeral Home, P.A. in La Plata. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at 9 am. Interment will follow at the Queen of Peace Cemetery in Mechanicsville, MD. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI) P.O. Box 759155 Baltimore, MD 21275

Melvin David Kaplan, 79, Port Republic, MD

79, Port Republic, MD

Born: 03/31/1933, Passed On: 05/21/2012

Melvin David Kaplan, 79, Port Republic, MDMelvin David Kaplan, 79, of Port Republic, MD passed away on May 21, 2012 at his home. Melvin was born March 31, 1933 in Washington DC to the late David and Elizabeth Kaplan. Besides his parents, Melvin is also predeceased by his sister Shirley Barletta.
Beloved husband of Hattie A. Kaplan, of Port Republic, MD and father of Anna Kostelni and her husband Jeff. of Williamsburg, VA. Brother of Frederick L. Kaplan of Port Republic, MD and Bobby Kaplan, of Mechanicsville, MD. He is also survived by 4 grandchildren, Samantha and Christopher Kostelni, Lauren Caldwell and Melissa Pierce and 3 great grandchildren, Brandon Pierce and Christopher and Mikey Erwin.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday May 23, 2012 from 2-4 and 6-7:30 PM at the Rausch Funeral Home, 4405 Broomes Island Road, Port Republic, MD where services will follow at 7:30 PM. Interment will take place on Tuesday May 29, 2012, 3PM at Maryland Veterans Cemetery, Cheltenham MD. Memorial contributions may be made to Calvert Hospice, P.O. Box 838 Prince Frederick, MD 20678

Roger Dudley Cook, Sr., 75, Lusby, MD

75, Lusby, MD

Born: 04/15/1937, Passed On: 05/21/2012

Roger Dudley Cook, Sr., 75, Lusby, MDRoger Dudley Cook, Sr., 75, of Lusby, MD, passed away peacefully at his home on May 21, 2012. He was born in Savannah, GA to the late Calhoun E. Cook and Bessie Ezell Ambrose Cook.
Roger proudly served his country in the United States Navy from 1954 until 1962. While serving his country he received the National Defense Service Medal and the China Service Medal. Roger married his beloved wife Evelyn on March 9, 1967 in Norfolk, VA. He was employed by BG&E for over twenty years as a mechanic and machinist until his retirement in 2005.
Roger was preceded in death by his mother, father and his sister Jane. He is survived by his beloved wife of 45 years, Evelyn Mae Cook; son James Gross and his wife Teresa of Glen Burnie, MD, daughter Laura Hallman of Virginia Beach, VA, son Roger Cook, Jr. and his wife Debbie of Norfolk, VA and his daughter Melissa Ward of Lusby, MD; his two loving grandchildren Dane and Jessica and his sisters Sandra, Carolyn and Sarah. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews and other relatives and many friends.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, May 23, 2012 from 6-8 PM in the Rausch Funeral Home, 20 American Lane, Lusby, MD where a service celebrating his life will be held on Thursday, May 24th, at 12:00 noon with Rev. David Graves officiating. Interment will follow at 2:30 PM in Maryland Veterans Cemetery, Crownsville, MD with military honors being offered by the United States Navy. Arrangements by the Rausch Funeral Home, P.A., Lusby, MD www.rauschfuneralhomes.com

Lillian Maria Johnson, 93

Passed On: 05/21/2012

Lillian Maria Johnson, 93A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, May 25, 2012 at 11:00 AM in St. Aloysius Catholic Church Leonardtown, MD with Fr. John Dakes officiating. Interment will follow in Charles Memorial Gardens Leonardtown, MD. The family will receive friends on Thursday, May 24, 2012 from 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM with prayers recited at 7:00 PM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, Leonardtown, MD. Lillian Maria Johnson, 93, of Leonardtown, MD., passed away at her residence surrounded by her loving family on May 21, 2012. Born on July 13, 1918 in Morganza, MD she was the daughter of the late James Ernest and Mary Rosalie Cooper Johnson. Lillian is preceded in death by her husband William Benjamin Johnson, Sr., on September 19, 1994 and whom she married on August 31, 1944 in Leonardtown, MD. Lillian is survived by her children: Gloria Abell (Jackie) and Debbie Fulton (Mark) both of Hollywood, MD., Joyce Dennis (Roger) of Mt. Pleasant, MI., Carolyn McMahon (Tommy) of Bakersville, NC., Mary Vaughan (Steve) of Lexington Park, MD., Walter Johnson (Joyce) , Donnie Johnson (Terrie), and Mike Johnson (Charlene) all of Leonardtown, MD 15 grandchildren: John Abell, Stevie Abell, Jake Dennis, Billy Johnson, Steve Vaughan, Jennifer Bean, Heather Brooks, James Vaughan, Brandon Johnson, Amanda Fulton, Jessica Johnson, Michael Johnson, Brian Drew, J.P. Sotelo and Amy Sotelo, 15 Great grandchildren. Mrs. Johnson is also survived by her brothers and sisters: Mary Hayden, Elsie Stone, and Charles Bert Johnson all of Leonardtown, MD., and Margaret Wheeler of Clements, MD. She is preceded in death by her children: Dottie Johnson and William B. (Billy) Johnson, Jr., granddaughter Julie Dennis as well as siblings: Ernest Johnson, Mildred Stone, Joseph Melvin Johnson, James Manning Johnson, William (Sonny) Johnson, Henrietta Bean, John (Freddie) Johnson, and Francis (Dickie) Johnson. Mrs. Johnson was a lifelong resident of St. Mary's County, Md. Lillian's life was spent as a homemaker. Since, she was one of the oldest in her family she helped her mother care for her younger siblings. Lillian was a devout catholic, reciting her rosary every day, and living her life in faith, hope, and love. Throughout her life she was devoted to her family. She enjoyed cooking, gardening, canning, taking care of her rose bushes, listening to the radio, and especially spending time with her children, and grandchildren. She was famous to her family for her Sunday and holiday family dinners that she continued to fix until she was 92. In the past year even though she could no longer fix the meals she continued to plan her dinners and with assistance of family was able to continue her "family dinner" traditions. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. The family will receive friends on Thursday, May 24, 2012 from 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM with prayers recited at 7:00 PM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home Leonardtown, MD. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, May 25, 2012 at 11:00 AM in St. Aloysius Catholic Church Leonardtown, MD. Interment will follow in Charles Memorial Gardens Leonardtown, MD. Pallbearers will be: Johnny Abell, Stevie Abell, Billy Johnson, Steve Vaughan, James Vaughan, and Brandon Johnson. Honorary Pallbearers will be: Jake Dennis, Michael Johnson, Jennifer Bean, Heather Brooks, Amanda Fulton, Jessica Johnson, Stephen Abell, and Brian Drew. Contributions may be made to Hospice of St. Mary's P.O. Box 625 Leonardtown, MD 20650 and St. Aloysius Catholic Church P.O. Box 310 Leonardtown, MD 20650.

Barbara B. Merrick, 72

Passed On: 05/21/2012

Barbara B. Merrick, 72Barbara B. Merrick, 72, of La Plata, MD. died on Monday, May 21, 2012 at her home.

She was born on August 24, 1939 in Hagerstown, MD. to the late C. Paul Barnhart and the late Henrietta A. Barnhart. She is also predeceased by her son; Christopher Merrick and her sister; Deborah Falkinburg.

Her husband; Roger B. Merrick and her children; Daniel P. and Elizabeth T. Merrick survive Barbara.

She has lived abroad in Leopoldville (Kinshasa) and Bukavu-Democratic Republic of the Congo; Beirut, Lebanon; Jidda Arabia; Cairo Egypt; Khartoum, Sudan; and Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. She graduated in 1957 from La Plata High School and received her B.A. from William and Mary in 1961. She was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority and Delta Kappa Gamma. She was a founding board member of the Mattawoman Art Center and it's current Treasurer. She was very active in the La Plata United Methodist Church: Chancel Choir member, United Methodist Women, Financial Secretary, Finance Committee and Administrative Board member as well as an enthusiast of the book club. Earlier she was a youth leader. Other activities included the American Association of University Women. She was a member of Hawthorne Country Club, was an avid sports fan with season tickets to Maryland Football and both men and women's basketball and was a member of several varsity teams at William and Mary.

She was the Principal at the Christ Church Day School in La Plata, MD. when she retired. She also taught in Baltimore County, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Sudan and Saudi Arabia. She taught abroad at a number of posts where Roger was assigned as a State Department Foreign Service Officer.

The family will receive friends on Friday May 25th from 5 to 8 pm at the Arehart-Echols Funeral Home La Plata, MD. Funeral services will be held on Saturday May 26th at 11am at the La Plata United Methodist Church. The Rev. Bruce Jones will officiate. Interment will be at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to Lifestyles of Maryland P.O. Box 1794 La Plata, MD. 20646 or the Mattawoman Art Center P.O. Box 258 Marbury, MD. 20658.

Patricia Mary Rauner, 84

Passed On: 05/21/2012

Patricia Mary Rauner, 84Mass of Christian BurialLife Celebration with Prayers Recited at 7:00 p.m.Patricia Mary Rauner, 84, of California, MD died May 21, 2012 at the Charlotte Hall Veterans Home.

Born October 24, 1927 in Lindsay, NE, she was the daughter of the late John Zakrzewski and Catherine (Kaipust) Zakrzewski.

Patricia was a member of St. John's Catholic Church in Hollywood, MD. She enjoyed bowling, playing bingo and gardening.

Patricia is survived by her son, Glen W. Rauner (Cindy) of St. Leonard, MD, grandchildren; William and Sarah Rauner and siblings; Maxine Murkison and Theresia Rees of Omaha, NE. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William Herbert Rauner in 1994 and her siblings, Frances Zakrzewski, Leona Silva, Anastasia Placzek, Helen Zajac, Phil Zak, and Sister Geraldine Zakrzewski, OSF.

Family will receive friends for Patricia's Life Celebration on Tuesday, May 29, 2012 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. in the Brinsfield Funeral Home, 22955 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown, MD 20650. Prayers will be recited at 7:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at St. John Francis Regis Catholic Church, Hollywood, MD at 10:00 a.m. with Reverend Keith Woods of St. Joseph's Parish as the celebrant. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

Serving as pallbearers will be Dale Tarleton, Thomas Jones, Keith Tarleton and Russ Tarleton.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. John Francis Regis Catholic Church, 43927 St. John's Road, Hollywood, MD 20636.

Condolences to the family may be made at www.brinsfieldfuneral.com.

Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, MD.

Albert Lee Robinson, 70, Prince Frederick, MD

70, Prince Frederick, MD

Born: 08/07/1941, Passed On: 05/20/2012

Albert Lee Robinson, 70, Prince Frederick, MDAlbert L. Robinson, 70, of Prince Frederick, MD passed away at his home on May 20, 2012. Albert was born in Prince Frederick, MD to the late James Briscoe and Della Gatton Robinson. Besides his parents, he is predeceased by his siblings, James B. Robinson and Nellie Mae Carpenter. Albert was a typical old time Calvert County man, he was born here, lived here all his life, farmed during the season and worked as a carpenter when not farming. He was also the first Chief of Huntingtown Vol. Fire Dept. Co#6.
Albert is survived by his wife, Linda Lou Robinson, of Prince Frederick, father of David D. Robinson and his wife Cathy of Sunderland, and Tania D. Milstead and her husband Roy of Prince Frederick. Grandfather of Nathan and Kelsi Robinson, Justine, Allison, and Kacie Milstead, he is also survived by Sister Marion Puntigan and Brother Charles O. Robinson.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday May 22, 2012 at the Rausch Funeral Home, P.A., 4405 Broomes Island Road, Port Republic, MD from 5-8 PM where services will be held on Wednesday May 23, 2012, 11 AM. Interment is private. Memorial contributions may be made to Calvert Hospice, P.O. Box 838 Prince Frederick, MD 20678.




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