Passed On: 07/02/2012
PrivatePrivateRobin Dianne Murray, 53, of Leonardtown, MD passed away on July 2, 2012 at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, DC. Robin was born March 7, 1959 in Maryland. She was the daughter of the late Addie Bisco.
88, St. Leonard, Maryland
Born: 11/23/1923, Passed On: 07/01/2012
Gladys Gracey Hardisty, 88, of St. Leonard, Maryland passed away peacefully on July 1, 2012 at Calvert County Nursing Center. She was born on November 23, 1923 in Scottsville, Virginia to the late Charles Franklin Taylor and Eva Taylor (nee Woody). Besides her parents, Gladys is predeceased by her husband, Charles William Hardisty, her twin sister Ruby Bright and sister Louise Scott. Gladys was a homemaker and a devoted wife and mother. She lived for the happiness of her children and family.
Passed On: 07/01/2012
Mass of Christian BurialLife CelebrationMargaret Keenan Murray, 89, of Charlotte Hall, MD, passed away at her residence on July 1, 2012. She was the daughter of Walter Keenan and Margaret Dare Keenan. She was born in Buffalo, New York, on May 25, 1923.
80, Mechanicsville, Maryland
Born: 08/07/1931, Passed On: 06/30/2012
James Edward Bush (age 80) of Mechanicsville, MD entered into eternal rest on Saturday, June 30, 2012 at Washington Hospital Center. James Edward Bush was born August 7, 1931 in Chaptico, MD to the late Mary K. Bush and Theodore R. Talbert. Edward, as he was known, attended elementary and secondary schools in St. Mary's County. Prior to completing his secondary education he began working for a State contractor trimming trees for electrical rights of way. Later, Edward went to work for the Department of Interior where he retired after 30 years of service. In 1954 at the tender age of 23, he met and married his wife Mary A. Thompson of Charles County, MD. They lived a long, fun-filled, and happy life. Edward had a sense of humor that was better than any comic. He always had some saying (that he made up) and stories that would keep you laughing long after he said it. He always had Arlene laughing. Edward loved to cook. He was well known for his cabbage, scalloped potatoes and ribs. You didn't invite him to something without him bringing at least one of these. Ribs were his main item to bring to the family reunion. Edward moved to Mechanicsville, MD in the late nineties and joined the Church of the Immaculate Conception where he remained a faithful member until his death. Left to cherish his life are his wife, Mary A. Bush; his brothers William M. Talbert (Barbara) of Ft. Washington, MD, James R. Bush of Washington, DC, Thomas Talbert and Theodore Talbert, Jr. of New Jersey; a sister Alice Talbert; a step-sister Brenda Corely of Washington, DC; a niece Lisa M. Talbert of Van Nuys, CA, and a nephew Marc P. Talbert (Judy) of Waldorf, MD along with a host of relatives and friends.
Friends may visit with the family on Friday, July 6, from 10 am until Mass of Christian Burial 11 am at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church 28297 Old Village Road in Mechanicsville, MD 20659. Interment Queen of Peace Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Medstar Unit at St. Mary's Hospital in Leonardtown, Maryland.
Passed On: 06/29/2012
Services will be private.Richard "Moe" Morris, 82, of Hollywood and a resident of Charlotte Hall Veterans Home, formerly of Cape Canaveral, Florida, died June 29, 2012, at Civista Medical Center in La Plata. Born October 7, 1929, in Worcester, Massachusetts, he was the son of the late Marcel and Vladislava Mierzejewski. He served in the U.S. Army from September 1951 to September 1953 as a Marine Engineer and was assigned to Company "A" 110th T H/C & MM Battalion in Fort Eustis, VA. He also worked for Military Sealift Command for 36 years as an engineman on many different ships, including the USNS Comfort and the USNS Redstone. He retired from MSC in 1985. He loved hand feeding the squirrels on his patio when he lived in Florida, watching game shows, and doing word search puzzles. He was preceded in death by his loving companion of 15 years, Kay Ogden, his parents, and his brother, Robert Morris. He is survived by his step-daughter, Kristi Baker (Nathan) of Hollywood, MD; step-son Jack Ogden (Glenda) of Cocoa, FL; step-granddaughters Regina Baker, Micheala Phillips, and Jessica Phillips; and step-grandsons Caleb Baker and Jaxson Ogden; and good friend, Algie Ogden of Cocoa, FL. Services will be private. Arrangements are being handled by Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, P.A.
Passed On: 06/28/2012
Mass of Christian BurialLife Celebration with Prayers Recited at 7:00 p.m.William Ross Raley, 95, of Ridge, MD, passed peacefully on June 28, 2012, at his home surrounded by his loved ones.
Passed On: 06/28/2012
Memorial Service PrayersMemorial Life Celebration Kenneth, Lee Klinger, 69, of Hollywood, MD, passed away at his residence on June 28, 2012. He was the son of Kenneth Henry Klinger and June Fecker Klinger. He was born in Sunbury, Pennsylvania on May 2, 1943.
Passed On: 06/28/2012
A celebration of John's life will be held on Sunday, September 2, 2012, arrangement are pending. John Leo Moyer, 48, of Mechanicsville, MD, formerly of La Plata, MD, passed away at home on June 28, 2012 at 11:11am. Throughout his valiant six year battle with two primary cancers, he never wavered from the uncompromising optimism, courage, and faith that defined his character, and the quick wit and enduring smile that reflected his personality. He is survived by his beloved wife, Louise Bianco Moyer, precious children, Amanda Moyer, and Andrew Moyer, dearly loved step-daughters, Angela Cisneros and Cassandra Carr (Stephen), loving mother-in-law Angela Bianco, cherished "Big Brother" Brigadier General Stephen L. Huxtable (Vera), Ret. Virginia Army National Guard, and his many, many wonderful true friends. Born in Newport News, VA on March 2, 1964 to the late Mary Ann Dinova Moyer (Edwin) and the late Michael Yhelka, he is also survived by his real big brother Mickey Moyer (Georgia), twin sister Mary Fleming, niece Sara Moyer, and nephews Mike Moyer, David Heiderscheibt, Rodney Blair, Mark Blair, Matt Blair, and Danny Fleming, all of Richmond, VA. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Anna Wood, and father-in-law Anthony Bianco. John possessed an infectious joy for life and a love for people that became even more magnified in the last six years. Extremely intelligent with a wonderful sense of humor, John was an inspiration to many. He carried a powerful Message of Hope in the way he lived his life and will always be remembered for his spirit, integrity, honesty, and wisdom. John was an avid ice hockey fan and he greatly enjoyed his years as a season ticket holder for the Washington Capitals and his Section 419 family. A skilled bass fisherman, other favorite passions included golfing, camping, traveling, and riding his Harley - many of the things that his "Big Brother" Steve did with him when he was young. His wife and family are profoundly grateful for the immeasurable outpouring of support received during his illness. A celebration of John's life will be held on Sunday, September 2, 2012, arrangements are pending. If so inclined, please consider making a donation in John's memory to Big Brothers Big Sisters of America.To leave a condolence for the family please visit our website at www.mgfh.com.
75, Tucson, AZ.
Born: 01/16/1937, Passed On: 06/27/2012
James Samuel Hammett died June 27, 2012 in Tucson, Arizona, following a short illness. Sam, as he was known by one and all, left St. Mary's County as a youth and rarely returned. He was proud of his roots though and never lost his taste for stuffed ham, oysters and blue crabs. Sam worked as a Boilermaker, building steel storage tanks for petroleum products. After retiring from construction, he worked as an API 653 inspector in the oil industry. He loved his work and traveled all over the U.S. He leaves behind his wife of 33 years, Rebecca. There will be no services held. If you want to make a donation, in honor of this wonderful man, please send to either Bitterroot Therapeutic Riding, 599 Popham Lane, Corvallis, MT. 59828 or Tree House Humane Society, 1212 W. Carmen Ave., Chicago, IL. 60640
73, Waldorf, MD
Born: 04/07/1939, Passed On: 06/27/2012
Richard Leroy Thomas, 73, of Waldorf, MD died peacefully on June 27, 2012 at Genesis Health Care Center in Waldorf, MD. Born April 7, 1939 in St. Michaels, MD in the Eastern Shore he was the son of the late John Wesley and Mary Louise Moaney.
Visitation will be on Thursday, July 5, 2012 at 10:30 am until time of service at 11:30 am at Briscoe-Tonic Funeral Home Chapel, 2294 Old Washington Rd., Waldorf, MD. Interment will follow at Cheltenham Veterans Cemetery, Cheltenham, MD.
89, Prince Frederick, Maryland
Born: 04/13/1923, Passed On: 06/26/2012
On June 26, 2012, Ermenegilda (Nini), Dreossi-Shapira, wife of the late (Col.) Norman I Shapira. Born in Attimis, an alpine village in the Friuli Region of NE Italy. In 1917, six years before her birth, 11,000 soldiers were killed less than 18 miles from her home, in Caporetto, a town Hemingway made famous in his novel A Farewell to Arms. This was akin to being born in Emmitsburg, Md., just south of Gettysburg. In other words war and the military would etch the arc of her long life.
Passed On: 06/26/2012
A Funeral Service will be held on Monday, July 2, 2012 at 1:00 PM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, Leonardtown, MD with Rev. Sylvester Washington officiating. Interment will follow in Charles Memorial Gardens, Leonardtown, MD. The family will receive friends on Monday, July 2, 2012 from 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, Leonardtown, MD. Timothy Rogers, 65, of Mechanicsville, MD formerly from Myrtle Beach, SC. passed away surrounded by his loving family on June 26, 2012 in Leonardtown, MD. Born on April 6, 1947 in Myrtle Beach, SC, he was the son of the late John and Alice Cleo Wise Rogers. Timothy was the loving husband of Catherine Rogers whom he married in Myrtle Beach, SC on May 8, 1971. Timothy is survived by his children Cedric Rogers (Stacy) of Clarksburg, MD., Eric Rogers of Reynoldsburg, OH, 3 grandchildren; Cymone Leigh - Alice Rogers, Erica Lavonne Rogers, Timothy Jermaine Rogers, 4 nieces and 1 nephew. Mr. Rogers is also survived by his siblings; John Rogers of Upper Marlboro, MD., and Barbara Johnson of Myrtle Beach, SC. Timothy graduated from Whittemore High School on June 1, 1965 and he also graduated from Alabama State University in 1969 and Southern Illinois University in 1975, earning his Bachelor of Science in Music and Master of Education. Mr. Rogers served in the United State Army beginning on December 5, 1969, during the Vietnam War and was Honorable Discharged in September 7, 1971. Timothy moved from Saginaw, Michigan to St. Mary's County in 1993. Mr. Rogers worked as an Educator/ Teacher for Prince George's County and Charles County Public School System for 30 years retiring in 2010. Timothy was an avid golfer, enjoyed playing music on various instruments, member of the Gamma Sigma chapter of Omega Psi Phi, and founding member of Alabama State University Chapter at Kappa Kappa Psi. The family will receive friends on July 2, 2012 from 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, Leonardtown, MD. A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00 PM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home with Reverend-Doctor Sylvester Washington officiating. Interment will follow in Charles Memorial Gardens, Leonardtown, MD. Pallbearers will be Eric Rogers, Cedric Rogers, Arthur Johnson, and Phil Bennet.
Passed On: 06/26/2012
Robert Harold Taylor, Jr., 46, of La Plata, MD passed away on June 26, 2012 in Cancun, Mexico. Born in Washington D.C to his parents; Robert H. Taylor, Sr., and Margie H. Taylor. In addition to his parents; he is also survived by his Wife; Tiffany Taylor. Son; Austin Taylor, and Daughter; Madison Taylor. Sisters; Beverly Guercio, Linda Wood, Karen Hanson, and Kathy Davis-Smith. He is also survived by 9 Nieces and Nephews, and other family members. Robert was a Sergeant (#289) in the Traffic Operations Unit for the Charles County Sheriffs Office. He enjoyed Golfing, Home Improvement projects, Skiing, Baseball, Steaming Crabs, and being with his Family. A life celebration will take place on Thursday, July 5, 2012 from 2-4 pm & 6-8 pm at the New Life Church in La Plata, MD. A Funeral Service will follow on Friday, July 6, 2012 at 11 am at the New Life Church in La Plata, MD. The Pastor Jeanne Parr and Pastor Mike Hilson will co-officiate. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Gardens, in Waldorf, MD. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a Charity of Choice. Arrangements are being handled by Arehart-Echols Funeral Home, P.A., La Plata, MD
Passed On: 06/25/2012
Passed On: 06/25/2012
Services will be privateBenedict "Dick" Ignatius Clarke, age 75, died on June 25, 2012 at his residence in Hollywood, MD.
Passed On: 06/25/2012
Passed On: 06/25/2012
Services will be privateNeil Bennett Gordon, 79, died at St. Mary's Hospital in Leonardtown, MD on June 25, 2012.
5, Mechanicsville, MD
Born: 09/25/2006, Passed On: 06/23/2012
Zakiyah Renee "Kya" Holland, 5, of Mechanicsville, MD, peacefully passed away on June 23, 2012 at her residence surrounded by her loving family. Kya was born on September 25, 2006 to the parents of Jesse Holland, Jr. and Lakissha Butler. Kya was in kindergarten at Dynard Elementary School, where she had loving and understanding teachers and especially her paraeducator, Kathy Shooks.
Visitation will be from 10 am until time of service at 11 am on Saturday, June 30, 2012 at Dunkirk Baptist Church, 11275 Southern Maryland Blvd, Dunkirk, MD. Interment to follow at Moses Cemetery, Lothiam, MD. The family would like for all in attendance at the service to wear white or a cheery, bright color for the Celebration of Kya's Life.
Passed On: 06/23/2012
A Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, June 28, 2012 at 10:00 AM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, Leonardtown, MD. Interment will follow in Trinity Memorial Gardens, Waldorf, MD. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, June 27, 2012 from 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM with prayers recited at 7:00 PM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, Leonardtown, MD. Shirley Mae Pulliam Reece, 67 of Lexington Park, MD died peacefully, June 23, 2012 at her residence. Born December 30, 1944 in LaPlata, MD; she was the daughter of the late Harry Pulliam and Katie Wise. She was a homemaker and devoted almost her entire life to her family. She also had a special love and place in her heart for her grandchildren. She was truly loved and admired by all, she was an extraordinary and one-of-kind person; loved by everyone who was fortunate enough to know her during her natural life. Her endless love and devotion to her family, friends and her faithful companion "Baxter". It was a great honor to have her as part of our life; words cannot say how much she was loved and how much she will be missed. She was an inspiration to those she touched and there will always be a special place in our hearts for the goodness and kindness that she brought to others; to be forever treasured. Shirley was preceded in death by her husbands, Robert L. Reece, Sr., sister Rosalie Reece, and Charles D. Corbin. Shirley is survived by her six children, Robert, Jr. (Sandy Wathen) of Mechanicsville, MD, Tommy (Betty Lou) of Lexington Park, MD, Tammy Bowen (Stanley Pitcher) of Callaway, MD , Scotty Reece (Beth) of Lexington Park, MD, Lisa Raley (Tom) of Park Hall, MD, and Brian "Scooter" Corbin (Marie) of St. Inigoes, MD, siblings; Betty Kelsey (George) and Lorraine Pulliam, Richard "Dick" Pulliam, (Pat), Alex Pulliam (Pat), Charlie Pulliam, (Sue), Harry Pulliam, Jr., and Paul Pulliam and two special sister-in-laws, Eleanor Pulliam and Helen Reece. Shirley was preceded in death by her brothers, Chuck and Louis Pulliam, and one grandson, Preston A. Bowen. She was blessed with 12 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. One of her greatest and endless love was her family, friends and special companion "Baxter" her pet dog. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, June 27, 2012 from 5:00PM until 8:00PM with prayers recited at 7:00PM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, Leonardtown, MD. A Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, June 28, 2012 at 10:00AM in the Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow in Trinity Memorial Gardens, Waldorf, MD. Pallbearers will be: Louis Pulliam, Jr., David Pulliam, Thomas Pulliam, Bart Pulliam, Dickie Pulliam, and Frank Taylor. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association Southern Maryland Division, P.O. Box 1508, Solomons, MD 20688
Passed On: 06/22/2012
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, June 26, 2012 at 10:00 AM in St. John's Catholic Church, Hollywood, MD with Father Keith Woods officiating. Interment will follow in St. John's Catholic Church Cemetery, Hollywood, MD. The family will receive friends on Monday, June 25, 2012 from 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM with prayers recited at 7:00 PM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, Leonardtown, MD. Catherine Eloise Adams, 90, of Hollywood, MD, passed away surrounded by her loving family on June 22, 2012 in Hollywood, MD. Born on June 22, 1922 in Compton, MD she was the daughter of the late Joseph Benjamin and Ida Pillsbury Morgan. Eloise was the loving wife of Earl Thomas Adams, whom she married in St. Francis Xavier Church in Washington, DC on July 26, 1941 and who preceded her in death on October 23, 1975. Mrs. Adams is survived by her daughters; Elaine Wood (Son) and Patricia Burney (Gary) both of Hollywood, MD, and Linda Dean of Valley Lee, MD, 8 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren and siblings; Marie Combs of Leonardtown, and Dolores Lynch of Compton, MD. Eloise is preceded in death by her son in law Bobby Dean, siblings; Helen Fenhagen, Bernard Morgan, Mabel Meyer, Aloysius (Dish) Morgan, Victoria Schaller, and Theda Nelson. Starting in 1946 she helped in her husband's business, Adams Auto Service, and was a teacher at St. John's Catholic School for 20 years retiring in 1976. Following her retirement from teaching, she was a secretary for Dean Construction Company. Her greatest love was her family and faith. The family will receive friends on Monday, June 25, 2012 from 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, Leonardtown, MD. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, June 26, 2012 in St. John's Catholic Church with Fr. Keith Woods celebrating and, Fr. Raymond Schmidt, Msgr. Martin P. Harris, and Msgr. Karl Chimiak concelebrating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Pallbearers will be; Bob Dean, Bobby Thompson, Bernie Dombrosky, Chuck Pappaconstantinou, Kevin Hills, and Adam Hills. Contributions may be made to St. John's School, 43950 St. John's Road Hollywood, MD 20636, and/or Hospice of St. Mary's P.O. Box 625 Leonardtown, MD 20650.