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John David O Brien, 54

Passed On: 11/23/2010

Services PrivateJohn David O'Brien, 54 of Waldorf, MD, formerly of Glendale, MD, died on November 23, 2010 at his residence.
Born on February 7, 1956 in Washington, DC, he was the son of the late David P. and Catherine Lucey O'Brien. John was a Quality Assurance Inspector at Orbital Science. He previously worked for Northrop Grumman and other Aerospace companies. His enjoyments in life were sailing on his Laguna 26 and playing the guitar.
He is survived by a son, Sean David O'Brien, siblings, Cathy Jackson, Susan Hunt, Genevieve Rosenfeld, Matthew, Mark, and Timothy O'Brien.
Arrangements were private and provided by Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home, P.A., 30195 Three Notch Rd., Charlotte Hall, MD.

Margaret Briscoe Hebb, 75, Washington, DC

75, Washington, DC

Born: 08/26/1935, Passed On: 11/22/2010

Margaret Briscoe - Hebb, 75 of Washington, DC died on Monday, November 22, 2010; She retired from the Internal Revenue Service. Surviving are her children, Thomas "Petie" Hebb Paula Hebb, Deborah Hebb, Charles "Brian" Hebb and Kevin Hebb; brothers, Francis "Ting" Briscoe, John X Briscoe, Hezekiah Briscoe, John F. Briscoe, III, James Briscoe and Charles "Butch" Briscoe; sister, Mary Briscoe; 9 grand children; 17 great grand children. The family will receive friends from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM on Saturday, November 27, 2010, at Briscoe-Tonic Funeral Home, 2294 Old Washington Rd, Waldorf, Maryland. Interment will follow at Sacred Heart in Bushwood, MD.

The family will receive friends from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM on Saturday, November 27, 2010, at Briscoe-Tonic Funeral Home, 2294 Old Washington Rd, Waldorf, Maryland. Interment will follow at Sacred Heart in Bushwood, MD. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.briscoe-tonicfuneralhome.com

Thelma Janis Hardesty Lyon, 81

Passed On: 11/22/2010

Thelma Janis Hardesty Lyon, 81A Funeral service will be held on Tuesday, November 30, 2010 at 10:00 AM in Christ Episcopal Church, Chaptico, MD with Rev. William J. Neat officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends on Monday, November 29, 2010 from 5:00-8:00 PM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, Leonardtown, MD where prayers will be recited at 7:00 PM. Thelma Janis Lyon, 81, of Mechanicsville, died November 22, 2010 at her residence. Born August 22, 1929 in Budds Creek, MD she was the daughter of the late Wilfred Rencher and Anna Mae Hardesty. Mrs. Lyon was the loving wife of the late Luke "Eugene" Lyon whom she married on November 8, 1947 in Trinity Episcopal Church and preceded her in death on October 16, 2004. Mrs. Lyon is survived by her children; Michael Lyon of Avenue, MD, Janice Pilkerton and Debra Gray both of Mechanicsville, MD. She is also survived by six grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Lyon was preceded in death by her brother Levin Hardesty. Mrs. Lyon was born in St. Mary's County and moved to Charles County for 52 years before returning back to her family farm in 1998. She was a Homemaker and also farmed. Mrs. Lyon was a member of the Bel Alton Volunteer Fire Department ladies auxiliary. The family will receive friends on Monday, November 29, 2010 from 5:00-8:00 PM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, Leonardtown, MD where prayers will be recited at 7:00 PM. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, November 30, 2010 at 10:00 AM in Christ Episcopal Church, Chaptico, MD with Rev. William Jesse Neat officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Pallbearers will be Richard Pilkerton, John Pilkerton, Jimmy Pilkerton, Alan Bowling, Ronnie Lyon, Ronnie Kilinski and Jake Pilkerton. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to St. Mary's Hospice, P.O. Box 65, Leonardtown, MD 20650.

Herman Thomas Morgan, 83

Passed On: 11/22/2010

Herman Thomas  Morgan, 83A funeral service will be held on Monday, November 29, 2010 at 10:30 AM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, Leonardtown, MD with Deacon Bill Nickerson officiating. Interment will follow in Queen of Peace Cemetery, Helen, MD. The family will receive friends on Monday, November 29, 2010 from 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, Leonardtown, MD. Herman Thomas Morgan, 83, of Mechanicsville, died November 22, 2010 at his residence. Born September 14, 1927 in St. Mary's, MD he was the son of the late Ernest T. Morgan and Dollie Rose Grey Hall. Mr. Morgan is survived by his children; Michael Barrett, Craig Morgan, Linda Zwak and Cathy Williams all of Maryland, Herman T. Morgan, Jr. of Alabama, Sharon Love and Dennis Morgan of Florida and David Morgan of Virginia. He is also survived by 21 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. In addition to his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren Mr. Morgan is survived by his siblings; Ikey Morgan of Kentucky, Joe Morgan, Lewis "Bunny" Morgan and Anna Morgan all of Maryland. Mr. Morgan was preceded in death by his son Kevin Morgan and siblings; Elmer Morgan, Martha Morgan, John Hall and Bill Morgan. Mr. Morgan was a lifelong resident of St. Mary's County. He enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in 1944 and served 8 years before his separation on January 29, 1952. He was a security guard for the United States Government. The family will receive friends on Monday, November 29, 2010 from 9:30 - 10:30 AM in Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, Leonardtown, MD, where a funeral service will be held at 10:30 AM with Deacon Bill Nickerson officiating. Interment will follow in Queen of Peace Cemetery, Helen, MD.

Irvin Clay Murray, Jr. , 86

Passed On: 11/21/2010

Irvin  Clay  Murray, Jr. , 86A Funeral Service will be held on Monday, December 6, 2010 at 11:00 AM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, Leonardtown, MD with Pastor Hays officiatimg. Interment will follow at 1:00 PM in Maryland's Veterans Cemetery, Cheltenham, MD. The family will receive friends on Sunday, December 5, 2010 from 2:00 PM-4:00 PM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, Leonardtown, MD where prayers will be recited at 3:00 PM. Irvin Clay "Willie" Murray, Jr., 86, of Hollywood, MD formerly of Oxon Hill, MD died November 21, 2010 at St. Mary's Hospital, Leonardtown, MD. Born November 15, 1924 in Washington, D.C., he was the son of the late Irvin Clay and Doris J. Murray, Sr... Mr. Murray was the loving husband of Gladys C. Murray whom he married on January 14, 1950 in Washington, D.C… Mr. Murray is also survived by his children; Irvin C. Murray, III, Linda M. Kavanaugh both of Fairfax, VA, Christopher C. Murray of Alexandria, VA and William S. Murray of California, MD as well as six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. In addition to his wife, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Mr. Murray is survived by his sister Joan Fisher of Boca Raton, FL. Mr. Murray graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in 1943 before enlisting in the United States Army on August 11, 1943. He served his country for two and a half years before his separation from the Army on February 22, 1946. Mr. Murray was the President of I. C. Murray & Son Inc. for 25 years before his retirement in August of 1989. He was a Lion's Club of Oxon Hill founding member. The family will receive friends on Sunday, December 5, 2010 from 2:00-4:00 PM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, Leonardtown, MD where prayers will be recited at 3:00 PM. A funeral service will be held on Monday, December 6, 2010 at 11:00 AM in Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, Leonardtown, MD with Pastor Doug Hays officiating and Pastor Lori Hays co-officiating. Interment will follow at 1:00 PM in Maryland's Veterans Cemetery, Cheltenham, MD. Pallbearers will be Ryan Kavanaugh, David C. Murray, Daniel S. Murray, Tammer Olibah, Chris Murray, Shane Murray and Irvin Clay Murray. In lieu of flowers please send contributions to the Hospice of St. Mary's, P.O. Box 625, Leonardtown, MD 20650 or visit their webpage at www.hospiceofstmarys.org.

Ruth Dukie Ridgell, 66

Passed On: 11/21/2010

Ruth  Dukie Ridgell, 66A Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, November 24th, 2010 at 1:00PM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home Chapel with Fr. Joseph Calis officiating. Interment will follow in the Charles Memorial Gardens Leonardtown, MDThe family will receive friends on Wednesday, November 24th, 2010 from 12:00 PM until 1:00 PM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home Chapel.Ruth Estelle "Dukie" Ridgell, 66, of Great Mills, MD died November 21, 2010 at St. Mary's Hospital. Born October 31, 1944 in Hollywood, MD she was the daughter of the late William and Thelma McGee. Mrs. Ridgell was the loving wife of John Ridgell whom she married in Leonardtown, MD on September 17, 1966. She is survived by her children; John Morrison (Beverly) of Scotland, MD, Willie Ridgell (Marcia) of Mechanicsville, MD , Frannie Evans (Bobby) of Great Mills, MD and Cindy Ridgell of Great Mills, MD. Mrs. Ridgell is also survived by her siblings; Shirley Spalding of Hollywood, MD, Ann Trull of Robinsville, NC and Diana Rogers of Leonardtown, MD as well as ten grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren as well as numerous nieces' and nephews. She is preceded in death by two siblings Phil Cusic and Mary Evelyn Fabrizio. "Dukie" was a lifelong resident of St. Mary's County; she was a homemaker who will be remembered as a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt and friend to many. She loved bingo, cooking and baking. She looked forward to the holidays; it gave her great pleasure to cook for and entertain all of her family and friends. The family will receive friends from 12:00 to 1:00 PM, November 24th, 2010 in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home; Leonardtown, MD with a service being held at 1:00 PM with Fr. Joseph Callis officiating, interment will follow in Charles Memorial Gardens Leonardtown, MD. Pallbearers will be Grandsons; Allen Ridgell, Billy Ridgell, Christopher Morrison, Gary Morrison, Robbie Evans and Steven Ridgell. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to The American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718 or the Second District Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad, P. O. Box 1, Valley Lee, MD 20692.

Frank Starr Gatton, 83

Passed On: 11/20/2010

Frank Starr Gatton, 83A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, November 24, 2010 at 10:00 AM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, Leonardtown, MD. Interment will follow in St. John's Catholic Church Cemetery, Hollywood, MD. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, November 23, 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. Frank Starr "Sarge" Gatton, 83, of Hollywood, MD died November 20, 2010 at St. Mary's Hospital, Leonardtown, MD. Born July 27, 1927 in Hollywood, MD he was the son of the late Oscar Starr and Elizabeth Dean Gatton. Mr. Gatton was the loving husband of Margaret Harris Gatton whom he married on January 28, 1950 in Holy Name Catholic Church, Washington, D.C.. Mr. Gatton is survived by his children; Janet Norton (Henry) of White Plains, MD, Marvin Gatton (Gail), Frank Gatton (Gene) and Christopher Gatton (Tammy) all of Lusby, MD. He is also survived by his sister; Beulah Rowe of Baltimore, MD, grandchildren; Angela Howe, Christina Goshorn, Emily Gatton, Katie Gatton, Jessica Gatton, Michael Gatton, Jason Gatton, Shane Gatton, Shannon Gatton, Christopher Gatton, Bruce Norton, James Norton and Mark Norton as well as his great children; Mercedes Umpstead of TX, Sheldon Howe of Leonardtown, MD, Megan and Jacob Goshorn of White Plains, MD, Lily Grace and Will Norton of TN, Landon and Talon Gatton of Hollywood, MD, Cassie Gatton of FL, and Brandon Gatton of Leonardtown, MD. He was preceded in death by his two sons; Michael Gatton and J.P. Gatton as well as his siblings; Goldie, Noots, Raechel, Edith, Lola, William, Sterling, Peter, Boots, Edward and Solomon. He received his GED in 1961 while serving in the Air Force. Mr. Gatton moved to St. Mary's County in 1972 from Bradbury Heights, MD and was a Heavy Equipment operator on the Patuxent River Naval Air Station until retiring in 1989. Mr. Gatton served in the United States Army and the United States Air Force from 1945 until his retirement in 1965 after serving 20 years. He served during the Korean War and his Duty Stations include; Ft. Sill, OK, Panama Canal, Bolling AFB, Johnson Field, Japan, Andrews AFB, Clark AFB, Philippines, Loring AFB and Maine. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening, playing cards, traveling and also enjoyed spending time with family and friends. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, November 23, 2010 from 5:00-8:00 PM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, Leonardtown, MD with prayers being said at 7:00 PM by Fr. Eamon Dignan. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday November 24, 2010 at 10:00 AM in Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, Leonardtown, MD with Henry Norton officiating. Interment will follow in the St. John's Catholic Cemetery, Hollywood, MD. Pallbearers will be Mr. Gatton's grandsons; Michael Gatton, Jason Gatton, Shane Gatton, Shannon Gatton, Christopher Gatton, Bruce Norton, James Norton, and Mark Norton. Honorary Pallbearers are John B. Thompson, Hoover Jones, Russell Millar and Calvin Morgan. Contributions in memory of Mr. Frank Starr Gatton can be made to the Hollywood Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 79, Hollywood, MD 20636.

Lt. CMDR (Ret.) Lawrence Merritt Cooke, 66

Passed On: 11/20/2010

Graveside ServiceLt. CMDR (Ret.) Lawrence Merritt Cooke, 66 of Hollywood, MD died November 20, 2010 at St. Mary's Hospital.

Born April 23, 1944 in Norfolk, VA, he was the son of the late Gaither C. Cooke and Betty O. (Pipes) Cooke.

Lawrence served in the U.S. Navy from 1965 until 1987. After his retirement from the Navy, he was employed with the True Value in Leonardtown, MD, Perkins Restaurants in Leonardtown and California, MD, and Denny's Restaurant in Waldorf.

Lawrence is survived by his children, Troy H. Cooke of Hagerstown, MD, Brandon L. Cooke of Mankato, MN, and Derek J. Cooke of Clarksburg, TN, five grandchildren, and a sister, Eileen Mueller of San Antonio, TX. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Wanda C. Cooke and a brother, Carl R. Cooke.

A graveside service will be conducted on Saturday, November 27, 2010 at 11:00 a.m.in Charles Memorial Gardens, Leonardtown, MD.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 7, Hollywood, MD 20636 or the Hollywood Volunteer Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 79, Hollywood, MD 20636.

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

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

Hazel Irene Pinkerton, 96, Solomons, MD

96, Solomons, MD

Born: 10/17/1914, Passed On: 11/19/2010

Hazel Irene Pinkerton, 96, Solomons, MDHazel Irene Pinkerton, 96, of Solomons MD, formerly of California, New York, Virginia, Rhode Island, and Spain passed away on November 19, 2010 in Solomons, MD. She was born on October 17, 1914 in Balboa, CA to the late Nellie Vaughan and George E. Spencer. She was the loving wife to Capt. Richard D. Pinkerton whom she married in California in 1937 and he preceded her in death in September 1997. Hazel was a Secretary for the Latin American Bureau, a division of the U.S. State Department for 16 years and retired in 1979. She moved to Calvert County, MD in 1996 from Bethesda, MD. She loved gardening, needlework, and painting. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and brother Albert Spencer. Hazel is survived by her children, Barbara Stephon of E. Lansing, MI, John Pinkerton and wife Kathy of Blacksburg, VA, Margaret Rymer and husband Gary of Prince Frederick, MD and Deborah Stinnett of Honolulu, HI; ten grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, January 6, 2011 from 2-4 PM in the Rausch Funeral Home Chapel, Lusby, MD where a funeral service will be offered at 4 PM with Fr. Bob Stephenson officiating. Interment will be on Friday, January 7, 2011 at 10 AM in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA. The family request memorial contributions to be made in Hazel's memory to the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society, www.nmcrs.org, 875 N. Randolph St., Suite 225, Arlington, VA 22203.

Martha H. McLellan, 91

Passed On: 11/19/2010

Services will be private. Visitation will be private. Martha L. McLellan, 91, of Solomons, MD, formerly of Suitland, MD passed away November 19, 2010 at Asbury Nursing Center, Solomons, MD. Born November 3, 1919 in Washington, D.C. She was the daughter of the late Thaddeus S. and Emma Rittenhouse Hess. Mrs. McLellan is survived by her Nephew and Nieces; Thaddeus Hess of Newburg, MD, Gail Soukup of Laurel, MD, and Joyce McCabe of Henderson, NV. Mrs. McLellan was preceded in death by her siblings; Thaddeus S. Hess, Jr., Harold R. Hess and Jean H. Barth. Mrs. McLellan graduated from Anacostia High School in 1938. She moved from Prince Georges County to St. Mary's County in 2001.

Patricia Louise Petty, 68

Passed On: 11/19/2010

Patricia Louise Petty, 68 of Mechanicsville, MD passed away on November 19, 2010 at Civista Medical Center.

Born August 18, 1942 in Washington, DC, she was the daughter of the late Ernest and Nettie Steele.

Mrs. Petty was a Toll Sergeant for the Maryland Department of Transportation. Mrs. Petty was a member of Hughesville Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents Mrs. Petty was preceded in death by her husband, John T. Petty, Jr.

Mrs. Petty is survived by her friend Joan Buckbee of Prince Frederick, MD, and her cousin, Linda Battle of Texas.

Services will be held at a later date.

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

Robert S. "Bob" Dixon, 84

Passed On: 11/18/2010

Robert S. "Bob" Dixon, 84Funeral ServiceLife Celebration

Lawrence Kevin Bruffy, 48

Passed On: 11/18/2010

Lawrence Kevin Bruffy, 48Memorial ServiceLife CelebrationLawrence Kevin Bruffy, Sr., 48, of Waldorf, MD died November 18, 2010 at Southern Maryland Hospital.

Born January 29, 1962 in Washington, D.C., he was the son of Lawrence Lloyd Bruffy and Nevada Mary Shoffner Bruffy.

He was a maintenance manager for the AFL-CIO and a member of the Office and Professional Employees International Union. He loved deer hunting, was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan, played the drums and liked to attend Lynyrd Skynyrd and Pearl Jam Concerts.

Kevin was predeceased by his father and sister, Bernadine Mae Bruffy Ponte. He is survived by his wife, Lynn Ann Bruffy, mother, Nevada Bruffy; son, Lawrence Kevin Bruffy, Jr.; daughters, Crystal Lynn Dodson (Gregory) of California, MD and Renee May Peaper (Steven) of Delaware; sister, Sandra Kay Thomas of Waldorf, MD; father-in-law, Russell T. Howard, Jr. and mother-in-law, Gracie Marie Howard; five grandchildren, Camaron, Courtney, Kiersten, Joselyn and Ashton.

The family will receive friends for Kevin's Life Celebration on Monday, November 22, 2010 from 2 - 4 and 6 - 8 p.m. at the Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home, P.A., 30195 Three Notch Rd., Charlotte Hall, MD. A prayer service will be held at 7:00p.m.

Interment will be private.

Donald Thomas Howard, 71

Passed On: 11/16/2010

Donald Thomas Howard, 71A Memorial Service will be held in Lexington Park United Methodist Church, Lexington Park, MD on Friday, November 19, 2010 with Pastors Doug and Lori Hays of Lexington Park United Methodist Church officiating. Interment will be private. The family will receive friends on Friday, November 19, 2010 from 6:00 PM-7:00 PM in the Lexington Park United Methodist Church Hall, Lexington Park, MD. Reverend Donald T. Howard, 71, of California, MD died Tuesday evening, November 16, 2010, in the Hospice House of St. Mary's in Callaway, MD. Born March 14, 1939 in Eustis, Florida, he was the son of the late Charles Jefferson Howard, born in Eatonton, Georgia, and Lucille Amanda Howard, born in Jasper, Florida. He graduated from Robert E. Lee High School in Jacksonville, Fl. in 1957, enlisting in the U.S. Navy Air Reserve in April of that year, serving at NARTU Jacksonville, Fl., NAS New Orleans, LA., Andrews Air Force Base, Washington, DC, VP-68 NAS Patuxent River, MD, and VP-62 Jacksonville, FL. After retiring from the Navy in February 1978 as an Avionics Master Chief, Don worked for several defense contractors before accepting a position in November 1980 with Naval Aviation Logistics Center, Patuxent River, MD., retiring from PMA 207 Naval Air Systems Command in November 2000. While working for PMA-207, he met and married Leilani Pearl Watts, his wife of 28 years. Reverend Howard began his ministerial studies at Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, DC in June 1989, graduating in July 1994. He was ordained by the Baltimore-Washington Conference of the United Methodist Church at the National Cathedral in Washington DC in June 2002. He was first appointed as a local pastor to St, George Island UMC, MD., in August 1992, serving there nearly ten years. In addition to this appointment, he served First Friendship UMC, Ridge, MD., Olivet UMC, Lusby, MD., and Howard Chapel-Ridgeville UMC, Mt. Airy, MD. He retired from the ministry in June 2007. Don is survived by his devoted wife, Leilani Pearl Howard, of California, MD; his brothers, Stephen C. Howard of Dunn, NC and David J. Howard of Pensacola, Fl.; his loving children, Susan Clarke, of the Sailing Vessel S/V Calypso of Marina Del Rey, CA, Leroy M. McCarty, of Overland Park, KS; Karl O. Howard, of Shepherd AFB, Wichita Falls, TX and Michelle L. Oyama, of Charlottesville, VA. He is also survived by his four grandchildren, Shelby and Jacob Miller, and Austin and Jenna McCarty. A memorial service will be held at Lexington Park United Methodist Church this Friday, November 19, 2010by Pastors Doug and Lori Hays of Lexington Park UMC. The family will receive fellowship with loved ones from 6:00-7:00 p.m. in the church hall, after which time the memorial service will begin in the sanctuary at 7:00 p.m. Since Don wishes to be cremated his ashes will be interned at St. George Island UMC cemetery in a private family service. Contributions may be made to the Hospice House of St. Mary's, the American Cancer Society, St. George Island UMC, Piney Point, MD., or Lexington Park UMC, Lexington Park, MD.

Charles Martin Willis, 53

Passed On: 11/16/2010

Charles Martin Willis, 53Life Celebration Memorial ServiceVisitationCharles Martin Willis 53, of Lexington Park, MD died Nov. 16, 2010 at his home.

Born February 13, 1957 in Rhode Island; he was the son of Marin J. (Rocky) Willis, Jr., who predeceased him 2009, and Marion Grace Willis, of Clanton, Alabama.

Charlie moved to St Mary's County with his family when he was three years old. He grew up here. He was a graduate of Great Mills High School class of 1975. He went on to work in the automotive industry as mechanic for Hewitt Service Center, Drive-Line and most recently, Cheseldyne Automotive.

Charlie had a love of drag racing, motorcycles, and photography. He could be found at MIR in Budds Creek on the weekends, racing his own car and as a spectator and photographer at the track. In nice weather he loved to ride his Harley with a group of friends or his niece and nephews and let the road take him where it may. He also participated in local biker community events around the area, always capturing these rare and special moments on film. He had developed a hobby acquiring and racing slot cars with a local group, carrying that hobby with him when visiting family in Alabama. .

He is survived by his mother, Marion, brother Larry Joseph Willis of Clanton Alabama, his sister Sharon Lee Dyson of Lexington Park, nieces; Michelle Marble, and Jennifer Sivak, both of Lexington Park, Constance Walden of Parrish, Fl, Tina Smith of Gulf Shore, Alabama, Sandy Moton of Jemison, Alabama and nephews; George Martin Owens and Mark Edward Owens, both of Lexington Park, and Martin J. Willis, III of Clanton, Alabama. He is also survived by 4 great-nieces, 8 great-nephews, 4 great-great-nieces and 3 great-great-nephews, aunts and uncles. Charlie loved his family and always looked forward to holidays and family celebrations with much good food and laughter. He will be greatly missed.

Family will receive friends for Charlie's Life Celebration on Monday, November 22, 2010 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., 22955 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown, MD with a Life Celebration Memorial Service at 7:00 p.m.

Interment will be private.

Family suggests memorial contributions to March of Dimes, 1275 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains, New York 10605 or Lexington Park Vol. Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 339, Lexington Park, MD 20653.

Carlito Dizon Nazal, 52

Passed On: 11/16/2010

Visitation

Elizabeth Mary Kaplan, 97, Hillcrest Heights, MD

97, Hillcrest Heights, MD

Born: 09/17/1913, Passed On: 11/15/2010

Elizabeth Mary Kaplan, 97, Hillcrest Heights, MDElizabeth Mary Kaplan Elizabeth M. Kaplan, 97, of Hillcrest Heights, MD, passed away on November 15, 2010, in Prince Frederick, MD. Mrs. Kaplan was born on September 17, 1913 in Washington DC to the late Otis and Clara Wilson. She was a homemaker who was dedicated to her Children and Grandchildren. She enjoyed the company of her friends and loved to play bingo and tend to her garden. In Elizabeth's later years, she loved to spend the day riding thru the Calvert County countryside with her son Fred. Beloved wife of the late David Kaplan, mother of Melvin D. Kaplan (Hattie) of Port Republic, MD, Fredrick L. Kaplan of Hillcrest Heights and Port Republic MD and Robert L. Kaplan of Mechanicsville, MD and the late Shirley Barletta. Grandmother of 7, Angela Catloth, David Barletta, Donna Howard, Elizabeth Cave, Anna Kostelni, Melisa Malaspina, and David Kaplan. She is also survived by 14 great grandchildren. The family will receive friends on Thursday November 18, 2010, from 2-4 P.M., where services will be held on Friday November 19, 2010, 11 A.M. Interment will follow in Chesapeake Highlands Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to Calvert Hospice House, P.O. Box 838 Prince Frederick, MD 20678. Arrangements by RAUSCH FUNERAL HOME, P.A., PORT REPUBLIC MD. www.rauschfuneralhomes.com

Horace Everett Rice, 84

Passed On: 11/15/2010

Horace  Everett Rice, 84A Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, November 18, 2010 at 12:00 PM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, Leonardtown, MD with Rev. Rona Harding officiating. Interment will follow in Trinity Episcopal Cemetery, Newport, MD. The family will receive friends on Thursday, November 18, 2010 from 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, Leonardtown, MD. Horace Everett Rice, 84, of Mechanicsville, MD passed away November 15, 2010 at his residence. Born August 15, 1926 in Newport, MD he was the son of the late Ernest Vernon and Elizabeth Louise Thompson Rice. Mr. Rice was preceded in death by his siblings; Margaret Dora Martin, Ernest J. "Pete" Rice and Katherine Ruth "Jodie" Lyon. He was a farmer. The family will receive friends on Thursday November 18, 2010 from 11:00AM to 12:00 PM, in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, Leonardtown, MD where a funeral service will be held at 12:00 PM with Rev. Rona Harding officiating. Interment will follow in Trinity Episcopal Cemetery, Newport, MD. Pallbearers will be Billy Lyon, B.J. Lyon, David Lyon, David A. D. Lyon, Henry Oliver and Paul Oliver. Contributions in memory of Horace Everett Rice may be made to the Hospice of St. Mary's, P. O. Box 625, Leonardtown, MD 20650 and/or the Mechanicsville Vol. Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 15, Mechanicsville, MD 20659.

Dallas "Sonny" Edward Goldsmith, 75

Passed On: 11/15/2010

Dallas "Sonny" Edward Goldsmith, 75Dallas "Sonny" Edward Goldsmith, 75 of Hughesville, MD died on November 15, 2010 at Civista Medical Hospital, La Plata, MD.

Born on December 3, 1934 in Hughesville, MD, he was the son of the late Dallas Samuel and Mary Eleanor Canter Goldsmith. Mr. Goldsmith worked for SMECO and retired in 2002. He enjoyed farming and dogs especially beagles.

Survived by a daughter Sharon L. Kalinowski, brothers, Robert S. and Earl D. Goldsmith, Philip E., James A., Claude E., and Dwight D. Long, sisters, Doris J. Cooley and Carol E. Clevenger, one grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

A viewing will be held on Friday, November 19, 2010 from 6-8 p.m. at Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home, P.A., 30195 Three Notch Rd., Charlotte Hall, MD. Services will be held on Saturday, November 20, 2010 at 11 a.m. at Old Fields Episcopal Church. Rev. Rona Harding will be officiating. Interment will follow at the church cemetery.

Helen Marie Langley, 75

Passed On: 11/14/2010

Helen Marie Langley, 75A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Thursday, November 18, 2010 at 10:00 AM in Holy Face Catholic Church, Great Mills, MD with Fr. Joseph Calis officiating and Fr. Lee Fangmeyer co-officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.The family will receive friends on Wednesday, November 17, 2010 from 5:00-8:00 PM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home Chapel, Leonardtown, Maryland where prayers will be recited at 6:45 PM. Helen Marie Langley, 75, of Dameron, MD, formerly of Great Mills, MD passed away November 14, 2010 at her residence. Born February 28, 1935 in Scotland, MD she was the daughter of the late Earnest Matthew and Jeanette Alan Greenwell Forrest. She was the loving wife of the late Philbert L. Langley, Sr. whom she married on September 19th, 1951 in St. James, MD and preceded her in death on August 15, 1994. Mrs. Langley is survived by her children; Peggy Erdolino, Sharon Sivak and Phil Langley all of Dameron, MD, Wanda Mathews of Hollywood, MD, Donna Trossbach and Brenda Reiche both of Valley Lee, MD as well as 13 grandchildren. In addition to her children and grandchildren, Mrs. Langley is survived by her siblings; Jean Clements of Lexington Park, MD, Virginia Abell of Hollywood, MD and Florence Whitten of Callaway, MD. Mrs. Langley was preceded in death by her sister; Sandy Knott and brother; Clarence Forrest. A lifelong resident of St. Mary's County, Mrs. Langley graduated from Great Mills High School and worked for the St. Mary's County Public School's as a Food Service Manager for 13 years until her retirement in 1999. She enjoyed cooking, crabbing, fishing, cards, and playing bingo. Mrs. Langley also loved spending time with her family and friends. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, November 17, 2010 from 5:00PM to 8:00 PM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, Leonardtown, MD with prayers being said at 6:45 PM. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Thursday, November 18, 2010 at 10:00 AM in Holy Face Catholic Church, Great Mills, MD with Fr. Joseph Calis officiating and Fr. Lee Fangmeyer co-officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Pallbearers will be Shayne Erdolino, Brian Erdolino, Andy Trossbach, Chris Sivak, Michael Meads and Cole Langley. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Patrick Jarboe, Bobby Abell and Stanley Abell. Contributions in memory of Mrs. Helen Marie Langley may be made to the Hospice of St. Mary's, P. O. Box 625, Leonardtown, MD 20650, Ridge Volunteer Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 456, Ridge, MD 20680 and/or Holy Face Catholic Church, 20408 Point Lookout Road, Great Mills, MD 20634.




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