Passed On: 12/06/2010
Memorial ServiceMichael "Tim" Timothy Kearney, 71 of Mechanicsville, MD died on December 6, 2010 at University Hospital of VA, Charlottesville, VA.
56, Lusby, Maryland
Born: 05/27/1954, Passed On: 12/05/2010
Mary Elizabeth "MB" Harry, 56, of Cove Point died on December 5 at her home after a courageous year with the diagnosis of pancreatic cancer. She was born to Charles Rudolph and Mary Evelyn Bolton Geilfuss on May 27, 1954 in Baltimore, MD and married Donald Harry on November 17, 1984 in Baltimore and moved to Cove Point in 1992. She graduated from Mercy High School in Baltimore and attended Frostburg State. She graduated from the Maryland Institute College of Art following her passion for art and becoming a professional artist creating naturalistic paintings, with at times whimsical touches. She was classical trained, but believed art should not be taken so serious. She was a member of the CalvArt Gallery and the Escape Art group and volunteered at Ann Marie Gardens & Sculpture Park. Her work has been shown at galleries in Baltimore, MD; Florida and around Calvert County. She painted custom murals through her business Lone Palm Murals, painting in homes around Maryland and created a mural for Mt. Harmony Elementary School in Owings, MD. She volunteered her artistic talents to charitable causes and painted murals for sick children through Make-A-Wish Foundation. Recently her illustrations were published in the children's book "Bay Babies," which she dedicated to her two granddaughters. She had a heart for animaIs, adopting rescued dogs and cats and few times took in stray cats. She traveled with her husband to the Hawaiian and Caribbean Islands and the Florida Keys several times, but her favorite place was at their beach house at Cove Point, entertaining family and friends. She enjoyed being at the beach whether walking, collecting "treasures" or just relaxing. Her kind and loving spirit will be sadly will be sadly missed by those who were fortunate to have known her. She is survived by her husband Don Harry, daughter Shannon Fox and granddaughters Kayla and Megan all of Manhasset, NY, sisters Judy Dodson and her husband Jim of Baltimore, MD; Jean Brown and Kathy Strine both of Sparks, MD; brothers John Geilfuss and his wife Angie of Baltimore, MD and Tom Geilfuss and his wife Jane of Dover, DE; nieces Ginny, Katie, Susie and Jenny and nephews Dave, Chris, Greg, John and Tom.
The family will receive friends on Thursday, December 9, at 10:00 AM at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church, 225 Alexander Lane, Solomons, MD where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 AM. Father Richard Gardiner, Father Joe and Pastor Gerry Headley officiating. Interment will be private. Should friends desire contributions may be made in her memory to Calvert Animal Welfare League, CAWL, P.O. Box 1660, Prince Frederick, MD 20678, Arts Council of Calvert County, 110 Solomons Island Road, Prince Frederick, MD 20678 and Calvert Hospice, www.calverthospice.org, P.O. Box 883, Prince Frederick, MD 20678. Arrangements by Rausch Funeral Home,
Passed On: 12/05/2010
Luz Angelica Perez, 67, of La Plata, MD passed from this world to the next on Sunday, December 5, 2010 at Civista Medical Center. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. Born on June 19, 1943 in Santiago, Chile, South America. The only daughter of Antonio and Luz Quiroga. She had an older brother David Quiroga who preceded her death, and the younger brother, Sergio Quiroga who still resides in Santiago, Chile. She married her one and only true love, Sergio Abraham Perez who preceded her in death by 11 years. Together they had three children. Sergio A. Perez, Jr., Marie Luz Perez, Cynthia Perez Welsh. She and her husband, along with her 2 young children immigrated to the United States in 1970. She resisted learning the language for several years before coming to the realization that America would be her new home. Once she started this new path, never looking back, she attended night school to help her learn English and transition into this new American way. Though she lived in America twice as long as she did in Chile, she never lost her adorable accent. She was aided in this journey by her loving in laws, most of all Maria Perez. She was a life long faithful catholic. She became an American citizen with her husband in 1996. Which brought her tremendous joy. She was a sales associate at Hecht's, which later became Macys from the day the store opened. She made many life long friends along the way, which included many customers and co-workers. Her 3 children, Sergio A. Perez, Jr, Maria Perez, and Cynthia Perez Welsh, and her 7 grandchildren survive her. Michael, Nicholas, Austin, Angelica, Adrianna, Connor, and Ava. She was known by several names but most of all Tita, which is a shortened, miss pronounced name of grandmother in Spanish, given to her by her eldest grandson Michael. A memorial service and mass will be held at Sacred Hearth Catholic Church in La Plata, MD, on December 9, 2010 at 10 am. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Diabetic Association.
89, Prince Frederick, MD
Born: 06/08/1921, Passed On: 12/04/2010
James Clinton Dorsey, 89, of Prince Frederick, MD, passed away December 4, 2010 at his home with his family by his side. He was born on June 8, 1921 in Port Republic, MD to the late James Somerset Dorsey and Sally Fowler. Clinton served in the army during World War II. A lifelong resident of Calvert County, he retired from the auto business in 1983. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Bill Dorsey. Clinton is survived by his wife Ethel Dorsey of Prince Frederick, MD; children Larry Dorsey of Arlington, VA, Gloria DeBolt of Hughesville, MD, Sandra Archer of Salisbury, NC, and Douglas Dorsey of St. Leonards, MD; sister Mattie Burch of Toana, VA. He is also survived by grandchildren Melissa Carnes, Roy Archer, III, Christy Roll, and Tara Johnson; great-grandchildren Savannah and Kylee Roll and James Johnson. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, December 7, 2010 from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM in the Rausch Funeral Home, Port Republic, MD. Service will be held on Wednesday December 8, 2010 at 11:00 AM in Christ Church, Port Republic, MD with The Rev. John E. Howanstine officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Pallbearers will be Kevin Denton, Brook Gray, Don Johnson, Michael Lund, Don Novak, and Robert Sweeney. Contributions in memory of James Clinton Dorsey can be made to Calvert Hospice, PO Box 838, Prince Frederick, MD 20678 or Potomac Cairn Terrier Club Rescue, c/o Will Flory, PCTC Treasurer, 12255 Sperryville Pike, Culpeper, VA 22701. Arrangements provided by Rausch Funeral Home, Port Republic, MD.
Born: 12/04/2010, Passed On: 12/04/2010
Landon Michael Vaughn, one day old, of Lusby, MD, passed away on December 4, 2010 at Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, D. C. Landon was born on December 4, 2010 in Calvert Memorial Hospital, Prince Frederick, MD, to Kelly Lynn Williams and Timothy Aaron Vaughn of Lusby, MD. Landon is survived by his sisters Kyra Ashlyn Williams, Kailey Anna Vaughn and Tatum Alyssa Vaughn, grandparents Dana Todd Williams, Michelle Renee Williams, Sharon Letricia Vaughn and Stephen Michael Vaughn, great grandparents Charlotte Lavernne Crider, Gerald Crider and Ella Lorraine Williams. He is also survived by numerous aunts and uncles.
The family will receive friends on Friday, December 10, 2010 at the Rausch Funeral Home, P. A., 20 American Lane, Lusby, MD at 10:00 AM until the time of the funeral service at 11:00 AM. Pastor Ralph Nevin officiating. Interment to follow at Chesapeake Highland Memorial Gardens, Port Republic, MD. Pallbearers are Stephen Vaughn and Ronnie Gosnell.
Passed On: 12/04/2010
Mr. Elliott A. Posner (Pos), 85 of Leonardtown, MD passed away December 4, 2010 at Washington Hospital Center.
Passed On: 12/03/2010
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, December 8, 2010 at 11:00 AM in St. John's Catholic Church, Hollywood, MD with Fr. Raymond Schmidt officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, December 7, 2010 from 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, Leonardtown, MD where prayers will be recited at 7:00 PM by Deacon Lou Koeniger. Philip Donald Bassford, Jr. 52 of Hollywood, MD passed away December 3, 2010, at the Hospice House, in Callaway, MD. Born February 18, 1958 in St. Mary's Hospital Leonardtown, MD he was the son of Philip Donald Bassford, Sr. whom preceded him in death and Mary Louise Bassford of Hollywood, MD. Donnie is survived by Cathy Bassford whom he was formerly married to and has remained friends with and step children; Chris Hammett (Shelly) of Hollywood MD and Tammy Owen (Robbie) of Mechanicsville, MD, siblings; Janice Dixon, Terry Derby, Debbie Fenstermaker and Kristi Kovich all of Hollywood, MD. He is also survived by step grandchildren; Jessica White, Kayleen Owen and Dylan Owen. Donnie graduated from Chopticon High School, he was a lifelong resident of St. Mary's County and worked for Taylor Plumbing & Electric, Inc. as a Plumber and has been self employed for thirty six years. Donnie loved fishing, crabbing, playing horseshoes, watching the Redskins and having lunch and dinner with his family. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, December 7, 2010 from 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, Leonardtown, MD where prayers will be recited at 7:00 PM by Deacon Lou Koeniger. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday December 8, 2010 at 11:00 AM in St. John's Catholic Church, Hollywood, MD with Fr. Raymond Schmidt officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Pallbearers will be Chris Hammett, Freddie Fenstermaker, Chris Derby, Jamey Bassford, Michael Curley and Mike Derby. Honorary Pallbearers will be Corey Dennee, Brandon Dennee, Ricky Goldsmith, Melissa Curley, Jenny Pierce and Amy Derby. Contributions in memory of "Donnie" can be made to Hospice of St. Mary's. P.O. Box 625, Leonardtown, MD 20650 or the St. John's Building Fund, 43950 St. John's Road, Hollywood, MD 20636.
Passed On: 12/03/2010
John Davis Everett, 75 of Mechanicsville, MD died December 3, 2010 at home with his family. Born February 20, 1935 in Weeping Water, Nebraska, he was the son of the late Charles and Mary Francis Davis Everett.
Passed On: 12/03/2010
GatheringTimothy Wayne Schraff, 52, of Hollywood, MD and previously of Altoona, PA passed away at his residence on December 3, 2010.
Passed On: 12/03/2010
Naomi Crigler Boteler, 91, died on December 3, 2010, at the Charles County Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in La Plata, MD. Born on August 19, 1919, in Washington D.C., she was a long time resident of Cobb Island.
88, Solomons, MD
Born: 03/08/1922, Passed On: 12/01/2010
Robert Coad "Bob" Moore, 88, of Solomons, MD, formerly of Temple Hills, MD passed away of December 1, 2010 at Asbury-Solomons Health Care Center. He was born on March 8, 1922 in Washington, DC to the late George Leonard and Eleanor Coad Moore. He married his beloved wife Jessie E. Moore on February 20, 1954 in Washington, DC and she preceded him in death on October 31, 2008. Bob graduated from Oxon Hill High School and then was drafted into the Army. He served in the Army during WWII from October 5, 1942 till December 17, 1945 when he was honorably discharged. He then went on to receive his bachelor's degree from the University of Maryland. Bob became a Union Carpenter and belonged to local 132. He joined Tuckman-Barbee Construction Co. in 1965 as a Superintendent and was promoted to Outside Superintendent in 1979. He eventually became a partner with the company, serving as the Corporate Secretary and retired in 1998 after 33 years of service. Bob was a dedicated family man and enjoyed playing golf and model ship building. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, and siblings, George L. Moore and Joseph B. Moore. Bob is survived by his children, Thomas Moore of Millersville, MD, Janet Whitney of Church Hill, MD and Amy Galyon of Prince Frederick, MD; sister, Eleanor M. Buck of Silver Spring, MD; eight grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends on Saturday, December 18, 2010 from 12:30 - 2PM at the Rausch Funeral Home, P.A., Lusby, MD. Memorial Services will follow at 2PM in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Rick Hancock officiating. Inurnment will be private. Memorial contributions may be made in Bob's memory to Asbury-Solomons Benevolent Care Fund, 11100 Asbury Circle, Solomons, MD 20688.
Passed On: 12/01/2010
Life Celebration Memorial ServiceAlma's Life CelebrationAlma Regina Anderson, 68, of Leonardtown, MD died December 1, 2010 at St. Mary's Nursing Center, Leonardtown, MD.
Passed On: 12/01/2010
Mass of Christian BurialVisitationMary Elizabeth Chase 88, of Loveville, MD passed away on December 1, 2010 at her residence.
Passed On: 12/01/2010
PrivateSonja Marie Bailey, 73, of Lexington Park, MD passed away at St. Mary's Nursing Center on December 1, 2010.
62, Prince Frederick, Maryland
Born: 01/15/1948, Passed On: 11/30/2010
Linda Rogger-Rivera, 62, of Prince Frederick, MD passed away at home on November 30, 2010. Linda was a loving wife, sister, daughter and beloved aunt died after a battle with cancer. She had been a resident of Prince Frederick since September 2008 after having relocated from New York City to be closer to her family. Linda was born in Queens, New York on January 15, 1948 to Ruth and the late Robert Rogger. She grew up in Woodside, Queens and attended Our Lady of Fatima Grammar School and St. Albert High School in Brooklyn, Class of '65. She lived most of her adult life in Jamaica Estates, Queens and was a devoted member of Immaculate Conception Church. She was a successful buyer for many years for Alexander's Department Store and completed her career in retail. In her final years, she was a devoted and loving aunt and caregiver to her grandniece, Maggie and her grandnephew, Liam who were very fond of their "Aunt Poo". Linda joined St. John Vianney Parrish in Prince Frederick, which she had adopted as her new spiritual home. She will be missed terribly by her husband, Gil Rivera , mother Ruth, sisters, Nancy McGowan, Robin Rogger and Karen Bixler, nephews William McGowan and his wife Suzanne, Timothy McGowan, Daniel McGowan, Nicholas Bixler, niece Sara Rogger and grandniece Scarlet. She was also loved by countless friends both in New York and Maryland, and will be remembered for her kindness, compassion and selflessness to all of God's creatures. In her final months, Linda and her husband were grateful for the care and compassion she received from Calvert Hospice. The family will receive friends at the Rausch Funeral Home, P.A., 4405 Broomes Island Road, Port Republic, MD on Friday December3, 2010 from 4-6 PM. Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Saturday December 4, 2010, 10:30 A. at St. John Vianney Catholic Church, 470 Main Street, Prince Frederick, MD. Interment will follow in the Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, interested parties may send intentions to Calvert Hospice, Prince Frederick, MD.
Passed On: 11/30/2010
Mass of Christian BurialLife CelebrationWilliam Benedict Herbert, 76 of Coltons Point, MD was born in Bushwood, MD on August 2, 1934 to the late Joseph and Nellie Herbert. William received his education in St. Mary's County Public Schools. William served in the United States Army for two years and received an honorable discharge. He worked at Calvert Cliffs for 7 years. He worked for 25 years for Howlin Concrete. His lifetime hobbies included being a carpenter and waterman. He enjoyed spending time with his wife and family; fishing, speed boating, dancing and teaching fellas how to catch a fish.
Passed On: 11/30/2010
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, December 7, 2010 at 10:00 AM in St. Aloysius Catholic Church, Leonardtown, MD with Fr. John Dakes officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends on Monday, December 6, 2010 from 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, Leonardtown, MD where prayers will be recited at 7:00 PM.James Aloysius "Jimmie" Connelly, 57, of Leonardtown, MD died November 30, 2010 in St. Mary's Hospital, Leonardtown, MD. Born September 6, 1953 in Leonardtown, MD he was the son of James Alan and the late Agnes Henrietta (Abell) Connelly. He is survived by his long time companion Cathy Owens. Mr. Connelly is also survived by his children; James Aloysius Connelly, Jr. of Park Hall, MD and John Benedict Connelly of California, MD and a brother Paul Elmer Connelly (Tammy Sue) of Hollywood, MD. He attended Chopticon High School and was a lifelong resident of St. Mary's County. Mr. Connelly worked as a Materials Expiditer with Patuxent Naval Air Station, Lexington Park, MD for thirty-six years. Mr. Connelly enjoyed restoring old cars and fishing. The family will receive friends on December 6, 2010 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, Leonardtown, MD where prayers will be recited at 7:00 PM. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, December 7, 2010 at 10:00 AM in St. Aloysius Catholic Church, Leonardtown, MD with Fr. John Dakes officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to St. Mary's Hospice, P.O. Box 65, Leonardtown, MD 20650.
Passed On: 11/30/2010
Mass of Christian BurialVisitation
79, Solomons, MD
Born: 04/04/1931, Passed On: 11/29/2010
Lee Raymond Minin, 79, of Solomons, MD, formerly of Alexandria, VA passed away on November 29, 2010 in Prince Frederick, MD. He was born on April 4, 1931 in Franklin, PA to the late Emma Jane Borland and John Abraham Minin. Lee married Lorraine Post which ended in divorce, after his divorce he married his beloved wife April Minin in Queens Village, NY. Lee graduated from Franklin High School in 1949 and went on to graduate from Tri State College in Angola, IN in 1952. Lee began his career working for Goodyear Aerospace in Akron, OH as an Electrical Design Engineer on Navy blimps. He then became the support contractor for SUBROC, continuing to work on that program as a NAVSEA employee. As he advanced in his career he became the Deputy Program Manager and was instrumental in the success of HARPOON, the Norwegian Penguin Weapon System and the release, operation, and support of the Tomahawk Missile. His profound efforts have contributed greatly to our national security over his many years in federal service. He retired in 2006 after 38 years of service. Lee belonged to the Sons of the American Legion, NARFE, St. Paul United Methodist Church, and the Academy of Model Aeronautics. His favorite hobby was radio controlled model airplanes. He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings Virginia and Jackie Minin. Lee is survived by his wife April Minin of Solomons, MD; children, John Minin of Sugarland, TX, Kenneth Minin of Cabot, AR, Ronald Minin of Spring, TX, and Jennifer Minin of Solomons, MD; seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday, December 1, 2010 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM in the Rausch Funeral Home Chapel, Lusby, MD. Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, December 2, 2010 at 11 AM in St. Paul United Methodist Church, Lusby, MD with Rev. Ron Collier officiating. Interment will be on Saturday, December 4, 2010 at 11 AM in Franklin Cemetery, Franklin, PA.
Passed On: 11/29/2010
A memorial service will be held on Thursday, December 2, 2010 at 7: 00 PM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, Leonardtown, MD. The family will receive friends on Thursday, December 2, 2010 from 6:00-7:00 PM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, Leonardtown, MD. Helen J. "GG" Ince, 91, of Hollywood, MD died November 26, 2010 at her residence. Born May 15, 1919 in Racine, WI, she was the daughter of the late William J. and Helen M. (Ingalls) Gorton. She was also the loving wife of the late Richard J. Ince Sr. whom preceded her in death in 2004. Mrs. Ince is survived by her brother John Gorton of California and grandchildren David G. Ince and wife Leah who was Helen's care giver for the past three years of Hollywood, MD, and John S. Ince of Lexington Park, MD., eight great-grandchildren, four great-great grandchildren, three step grandchildren and a daughter in law. She was preceded in death by her only son Richard J. Ince, Jr. who passed away on August 1, 2007 and grandson Richard J. Ince, III who passed away on March 1, 1996. Mrs. Ince was the owner and operator of Cedar Cove Marina in Valley Lee, MD retiring in 2005. She was a strong supporter and member of the local Elks Lodge for the last forty years and she enjoyed and Jazzercise. Mrs. Ince fought to the end and died at home surrounded by her loving family. She was loved and will be missed by many and never forgotten. The family will receive friends on Thursday, December 2, 2010 from 6:00PM-7:00PM in Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, Leonardtown, MD, where a memorial service will be held at 7:00PM. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made in her honor to Elks Lodge # 2092, P.O. Box 277, Lexington Park, MD 20653.