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Michael Jonathan Swann, 26

Passed On: 05/30/2013

Michael Jonathan Swann 26 of Cobb Island, MD died on May 30, 2013 at his home.

He was born on June 5, 1986 in LaPlata, MD. He enjoyed being on the water and being with his son. He also enjoyed hunting and spending time with his buddies.

He is survived by his mother Linda A. Swann, his son Michael Jonathan Swann, Jr., his partner Danielle Wimberly, sister Kelley Raum, grandparents Thomas Swann, Sr. and Evelyn Swann, Gizzy Raum and numerous cousins.

The family will receive friends on Monday June 3, 2013 at the Arehart-Echols Funeral Home 211 St. Mary's Ave. LaPlata, MD 20646 from 10 until service time at 12 noon. Interment to follow at the Christ Church Cemetery in Wayside, MD.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Michael Jonathan Memorial Fund.

Robert "Bobby" C. Cartwright, Jr., 38

Passed On: 05/30/2013

Robert "Bobby" C. Cartwright, Jr. 38 of Bel Alton, MD died at home on May 30, 2013.
He was born on July 21, 1974 in Cheverly, MD. to Joan Huffman and the late Robert C. Cartwright, Sr. He is also preceded in death by his grandparents, Joseph and Marlene Tayman of Bel Alton, MD and Bob and Fran Cartwright of Denver, CO.
Bobby is survived by his mother and step father, Joan and Jeff Huffman; sister, Barbara Cornwell and her husband Dave; step sister, Angela Martin and her husband Curtis; several aunts, uncles, and cousins.
He graduated from LaPlata High School and enjoyed spending time with his cousins, Brenda and Donna, who were like sisters to him. He also enjoyed, animals, fishing, nature and his beloved cat, Angel.
There will be a viewing on Thursday June 6, 2013 at the St. Ignatius Catholic Church, Port Tobacco, MD from 10 AM until Mass time at 11 AM. Following the mass, he will be interred along side his father at Mt. Rest Cemetery, La Plata, MD.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the St. Ignatius Church, 8855 Chapel Pt. Rd., Port Tobacco, MD 20677

Robert "Bob" Franklin Rudy, 64

Passed On: 05/30/2013

Robert "Bob" Franklin Rudy, 64Bible Baptist ChurchBible Baptist ChurchRobert Franklin "Bob" Rudy
Robert Franklin "Bob" Rudy of Waldorf, Maryland, passed away on Wednesday, May 30, 2013. He was 64 years old. He was born on March 29, 1949, in Washington, D.C., the son of Jack F. and Marjory G. Rudy. He grew up in North Forestville, and Clinton, Maryland, in Prince George County. Bob attended North Forestville Elementary, Francis Scott Key Jr. High, and Suitland High School. He took many classes at College of Southern Maryland. He worked for Bell Atlantic for many years, before he retired in September of 1992. Bob enjoyed being with the family, reading, walking, and current events, as well as caring for his long term companion and friend, Mary Ryan. He loved the Lord and was a devoted and long term member of Bible Baptist Church of Waldorf, Maryland. He also dearly loved his kitty cats, Gwen and Glory.
In addition to his mother and father, he is survived by his brother, Don Rudy and wife Therese of Waldorf, Md., and sisters Susan Brink and husband Dutch, and Jane Mayes, and their families, of Culpeper, Va. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Viewing will be at Bible Baptist Church, at 2941 Piney Church Road in Waldorf, Md. 20601, on Friday, June 7, 2013, at 4:30pm, until the service begins at 6:00pm. Following this, on Saturday, June 8, 2013, at 12:00pm a memorial service will be held and interment in Hillcrest Memory Gardens, in Jeffersonton, Virginia.

Condolences to the family may be made to arehartechols.com

Michael Sylvester Nelson, Sr. , 75

Passed On: 05/29/2013

Michael  Sylvester Nelson, Sr. , 75A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, June 4, 2013 at 10:00 AM in Our Lady of the Wayside Catholic Church, Chaptico, MD with Father Jerry Gamrot officiating. Interment will follow in Charles Memorial Gardens, Leonardtown, MD. The family will receive friends on Monday, June 3, 2013 from 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM with prayers recited at 7:00 PM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, Leonardtown, MD.Michael Sylvester Nelson, Sr., 75, of Clements died on May 29, 2013 in Clements, MD. Born on August 19, 1937 in Clements, he was the fourth child of eleven to be born to the late Francis Parran Nelson, Sr., and Agnes Kathleen (Ryan) Nelson. He is survived by his wife, Margaret Elizabeth (Hill) Nelson; children, Michael S. Nelson, Jr. (Donna), Joseph P. Nelson, Sr. (Tina), Agnes K. "Kay" Mayor (Edward), James L. "Leroy" Hill, Sr., (Kim), Nancy M. Russell (Andrew) and Leonard M. Nelson, Sr. (Samantha); 15 grandchildren, Kristi Nelson, Mickey Nelson, Ricky Nelson, Michelle Nelson, Joe Nelson, Nikki Nelson, Kristie Mattingly, Kimberly Oliver, Mary Ellen Mayor, Lorrie Mayor, James "JL" Hill, Maggie Russell, Andrew Russell, Alyssa Nelson, Lenny Nelson; 10 great-grandchildren, Madison Person, Alex Nelson, Trace Nelson, Lucas Nelson, Ella Nelson, Ella Mattingly, Brian Mattingly, Chyanna Lacey, JR Lacey, TJ Oliver; step-grandchildren, Michael, Brooke, and Anthony Bateman; and four more great-grandchildren on the way. Also survived by siblings; Shirley Vallandingham, Francis "Rod" Nelson, Clyde "Corky" Nelson, John "Jack" Nelson, Sandra Caywood, James "Buck" Nelson, Donald "Donnie" Nelson, and Terry Lee Nelson. He was preceded in death by his sister, Joan Ryce, brother, Pete Nelson, and grandsons Dylan, Austin, and Aiden Russell. He was a lifelong St. Mary's County resident and was a farmer, heavy equipment operator and waterman. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, crabbing, playing cards, gardening, and being with his family and friends. He especially loved having his grandchildren around him. He enjoyed telling stories from the "ol' days". In his younger years he enjoyed racing his 55 Chevrolet. He was considered "Mr. Fix-It" by all. There wasn't anything he couldn't fix. The family will receive friends on Monday, June 3, 2013 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 Tuesday, June 4, 2013 at 10:00 AM in Our Lady of the Wayside Catholic Church, Chaptico, MD with Father Jerry Gamrot officiating. Interment will follow in Charles Memorial Gardens, Leonardtown, MD. Pallbearers will be; Mickey Nelson, Ricky Nelson, Joe Nelson, J.L. Hill, Glen Oliver, and Brian Mattingly. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of St. Mary's P.O. Box 625 Leonardtown, MD 20650.

Benjamin Herman Flerlage, 69

Passed On: 05/28/2013

Mass of Christian BurialLife Celebration ViewingBenjamin Herman Flerlage, Sr., 69, of Waldorf, MD passed away at Washington Hospital Center in Washington, DC on Wednesday, May 28, 2013.

He was born on April 26, 1944 in LaPlata, MD to the late Herman Flerlage and the late Gertrude Goldsmith Flerlage.

Benjamin was predeceased by his parents, his brothers, Billy Flerlage and August Flerlage.

Benjamin is survived by his sons, Benjamin H. Flerlage, Jr., daughter-in-law, Ann Marie Pirner, Robert L. Flerlage, fiancee, Betty Nimmerrichter, brothers, Anthony Flerlage, Carl Flerlage, sisters, Mary Ullman, Helen Mayo, grandchildren, Rebecca Ann Pirner, Benjamin M. Pirner, Vidilia E. Flerlage, Sarah Flerlage, Lilly Flerlage, best friends, Roy Lusby, Gary Gilroy, and many other relatives and friends.

Benjamin was an Equipment Operator at Southern Maryland Electric (SMECO). He enjoyed his family and his fiancee Betty, along with antique tractor pulls, dogs, gardening and cutting grass. Big Ben's Towing & Recovery was named after him. Benjamin and Betty enjoyed their Friday and Sunday dancing with Billy Hill at St. Mary's Landing. He was a member of The Southern Maryland Antiques Power Association, Inc.

Family and friends will be received for Benjamin's Life Celebration on Tuesday, June 4, 2013 from 2:00PM to 4:00 PM and from 6:00 Pm to 8:00 PM at Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home, P.A., 30195 Three Notch Road, Charlotte Hall, MD 20622. There will be a Service, on Wednesday, June 5, 2013 at St. Mary's Bryantown Catholic Church, 13715 Notre Dame Place, Bryantown, MD 20617 at 12:00 PM with Father Rory Conley officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Gardens, 3165 Mattawoman Beantown Road, Waldorf, MD 20604.

Memorial Contributions may be made to: Charles County Humane Society 71 Industrial Park Drive, Waldorf, MD a 20602 and The American Cancer Society, 1041 Rt. #3 North Bldg. A, Gambrills, MD 21054.

Terrel Michael Sharpe, 66, Chesapeake Beach, Maryland

66, Chesapeake Beach, Maryland

Born: 06/10/1946, Passed On: 05/27/2013

Terrel Michael Sharpe, 66, Chesapeake Beach, MarylandTerrel Michael Sharpe, "Terry", 66, of Chesapeake Beach, Maryland passed away on May 27, 2013 in Prince Frederick, Maryland. He was born June 10, 1946 in Cheverly, Maryland to the late Elmer S. and Anna V. Sharpe. Terry worked as an Electrician in the construction field before his retirement, which he was really enjoying. His hobbies included working around his home and just talking to people. Terry had a pet Cockatoo names Bosco and a cat names Kitty, who were just like his children.
Terry is survived by his brother, Larry Sharpe and his wife Terry of North Beach, MD., nephews, Michael Sharpe and his wife Karen of Huntingtown, MD., and Matthew Sharpe and his wife Shannon of North Beach, MD. He is also survived by great nephews, Jason and Jacob Sharpe and great niece Hayden Sharpe.
Services will be private.
Memorial contributions may be made to either North Beach Vol. Fire Dept. or Calvert Advanced Life Support.
Arrangements by Rausch Funeral Home, Port Republic, Maryland

Phyllis Irene Harritt, 70

Passed On: 05/27/2013

PrivatePhyllis Irene Harritt, 70, of California, MD died May 27, 2013 at MedStar St. Mary's Hospital in Leonardtown, MD.

Born April 28, 1943 in New York, she is the daughter of the late Charles Gardner Rooke and Irene Lillian Swarthout Rooke.

Phyllis earned a Bachelor of Arts from Syracuse University in New York. Coming from a family of teachers, she was employed as a foreign language teacher for schools in New York, Virginia, and most recently for Ledyard Public Schools in Connecticut. She primarily taught high school French, but was also proficient in Latin and Spanish. She moved to St. Mary's County in 2006. She was an accomplished pianist. She played for Gales Ferry United Methodist Church on a regular basis, participating in church services and musicals. She also played for a number of community theater groups, and was the studio accompanist for a dance company in East Lyme, CT. She studied in France, where she formed a strong bond with a family there. She enjoyed traveling back to Poitiers to visit them. As a result of her study abroad, she fell in love with the city of Paris, which she visited many times over the course of her life. She also enjoyed traveling to the Adirondacks, where she spent many memorable family vacations and camping trips with her sisters. In her later years, she went on several extended trips to Canada. Her hobbies included reading, cooking her mother's recipes, spending time at the beach and pool, and spending time with her grandsons.


Phyllis is survived by her husband, John Harritt of Solomons, MD, her son, Christopher Harritt (Diana) of California, MD, her grandsons, Matthew Goostree and Luke Harritt of California, MD; and her siblings, John Rooke (Sandi) of Richmond, VA, Mary Arnitz (Joe) of Fairport, NY and Marjorie Schwab (Bill) of Haverford, PA. She is preceded in death by her parents.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Ivoryton Playhouse, PO Box 458, Ivoryton, CT 06442, or at www.ivorytonplayhouse.org.

All services will be private.

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

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

Ann Rebecca Jones, 78, Avenue, MD

78, Avenue, MD

Born: 06/17/1934, Passed On: 05/26/2013

Ann Rebecca Jones, 78, Avenue, MDOn May 26, 2013, Ann Rebecca Jones, 78 of Avenue, MD, was peacefully called home, after a full life, at Hospice of St.Mary's, Callaway, Maryland. She departed this life as she lived it, surrounded by the love and support of her family and friends. "Sista", as she was affectionately known, was born on June 17, 1934, in Bushwood, Maryland to Mary Elizabeth Lee Countiss Thomas and John Albert Thomas.

Ann was educated in the St. Mary's County Public School system and graduated from Banneker High School in 1952. She was married to the late John B. Jones for fifty-nine years. Ann was a domesticated engineer for many years for the Fletcher Family. She loved to spend countless hours on the phone with her very dear friends, Shirley Jones, Mary Kane and her niece, Mary Martin. Ann always enjoyed going to Gospel shows; especially to see Jay Caldwell; making homemade rolls and stuffed ham, and playing poker with Jay and beating him. All she wanted in life was to talk and spend time with her family. Ann always looked forward to her every two weeks lunch outing, at a restaurant of her choice, with her niece Wanda, until she was unable to do so. She will always be remembered for her unselfishness and willingness to give anyone a helping hand.

Ann was preceded in death by her parents, John and Mary Thomas; husband, John B. Jones; stepson, Benjamin (Tip) Jones; sisters, Elizabeth Countiss, Alberta Countiss, Mary Levia Countiss and Rosanna Young; brothers, Ignatius Countiss, Philip Countiss, William Countiss, Edward Countiss, Truman Thomas, Dennis Thomas and James Weathers.

She leaves to cherish her memories her loving family; with whom she lived; her devoted and caring niece, Wanda West, Jerry West, Sr., Jerry West, Jr., Katrina Thomas, Anissa Thomas-Tyer and Whitney Brooks; stepdaughter, Harriet Huff, nieces, nephews, step-grandchildren, step-step grandchildren, Godchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

Family will unite with friends on Thursday, May 30, 2013 for visitation from 6:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m., with prayers recited at 7:00 p.m., at Briscoe-Tonic Funeral Home, 38576 Brett Way, Mechanicsville, MD. Inurnment will be private.

Thomas Lee Campbell, 80, Lexington Park, MD

80, Lexington Park, MD

Born: 11/19/1932, Passed On: 05/26/2013

Thomas Lee Campbell, 80, Lexington Park, MDThomas Lee Campbell, 80 of Lexington Park, MD, passed away on May 26, 2013 at Civista Hospital in La Plata MD. Lee was born on November 19, 1932 in Pearson, MD and was the oldest child of the late James Willis and Agnes Bernadine Chase Campbell.

Lee attended Cardinal Gibbons School. He later served in the U.S. Army and was honorably discharged. Years later, Lee became a government employee at the Patuxent River Naval Air Station. He enjoyed his job; especially when driving government officials to the Pentagon, Capital Hill, and other destinations. Lee loved his family and friends alike. He was always available to help in some capacity. Lee especially enjoyed going fishing with his son, Thomas, Jr., and other family members and friends. He was the master at fishing as well as many other talents.

Lee was preceded in death by his brother, James (T.I.) and grandson, Alonzo Campbell.

To cherish his memory, Lee leaves his loving wife, Frances A. Campbell; two daughters, Jean Campbell Brown (Gerald) and Joyce Campbell Isaac (Franklyn); son, Thomas Leo Campbell, Jr. (Faith); stepdaughter, Hilda Butler Harris (Robert); sister, Elsie Campbell Dickerson; grandchildren, Brian, Sarai, Leah, Keturah, Tiffany, Tyrik, Talisha, Keishawna, Jyreka, and Shileka. Lee also leaves a host of great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, life-long friends, Harry Dorsey and Russ Brunk and other close friends to cherish his memory.

The family will unite with friends on Monday, June 3, 2013 for visitation at 10:00 am until Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 am at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 22375 Three Notch Road, Lexington Park, MD. Interment immediately following at the church cemetery. Repast will be held in the church hall.
Arrangements by Briscoe-Tonic Funeral Home, 38576 Brett Way, Mechanicsville, MD

Earl Morgan Wells, 82

Passed On: 05/26/2013

Julia Ann "Julie" Jacoby, 79, Lusby, MD

79, Lusby, MD

Born: 10/29/1933, Passed On: 05/25/2013

Julia Ann "Julie" Jacoby, 79, Lusby, MDJulia Ann "Julie" Jacoby, 79 of Lusby, MD formerly of Ortonville, MI passed away at her residence on May 25, 2013. She was born on October 29, 1933 in Dumont, NJ to the late Frances M. and John F. Kelly. She was the loving wife to William R. Jacoby whom preceded her in death on August 29, 2005.

Julie graduated from high school in 1951 and went on to attend the University of New York (Potsdam) and graduated in 1955.

Julie is survived by her children, William T. Jacoby (Evangelina) of Lusby, MD and Susan Stoker (Jeffery) of Bellville, MI; siblings, John Kelly of Fonda, NY and Henry Kelly of Newtown, CT; grandchildren, Denise Jacoby, Stacey Stoker, Sarah Stoker, Julia Jacoby, and Carrie Ann Jacoby. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and siblings, Mary Collins and Katheleen Kelly.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, June 1, 2013 from 12-2 PM in the Rausch Funeral Home, 20 American Lane, Lusby, MD. Interment will be private. The family asks that contributions be made in Julie's memory to The National MS Society, 1800 M Street, NW, Suite 750 South, Washington, DC 20036, http://main.nationalmssociety.org/goto/JuliaAnnJacoby . To leave the family a condolence please visit www.rauschfuneralhomes.com

Robert William McGinty, 59

Passed On: 05/25/2013

Life Celebration with prayers recited at 5:00 p.m.Robert William McGinty, 59, of Lexington Park, MD died on May 25, 2013 at Civista Medical Center, La Plata, MD.

Born November 24, 1953 in Arlington, VA, he was the son of and Dolores (Heidenreich) McGinty and the late Winnett McGinty.

After moving from Cobb Island, Robert had been a resident of St. Mary's County for the past 20 years. Robert enjoyed riding motorcycles, fishing, watching the Washington Nationals, racing stock cars, restoring cars, collecting antiques, and especially, spending time with his family and grandchildren.

Robert is survived by his wife, Linda L. Fry; his children, Catherine Lockard (Jeff), of Lexington Park, MD, and William Robert McGinty (Taryn), of Lexington Park, MD; his siblings, Laura McGinty, of Chadds Ford, PA, Nancy Dodd (Bill), of Mira Loma, CA, Peggy Soucy (Denis), of Woodbridge, VA, Michael McGinty, of Cobb Island, MD, and Mary McGinty (Paul), of Graham, NC; and his grandchildren, Penelope and Denyse McGinty, of Lexington Park, MD. Robert was predeceased by his father, Winnett McGinty.

Family will receive friends for Robert's Life Celebration on Friday, May 31, 2013 from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the Brinsfield Funeral Home, 22955 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown, MD 20650. Prayers will be recited by Pastor Linda Purdy at 5:00 p.m. Inurnment will be held in Arlington National Cemetery on Wednesday, October 2, 2013 at 9:00 a.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.

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

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

Katherine S. Kattman, 93

Passed On: 05/25/2013

Katherine S. Kattman, 93

Catonsville, MD - Katherine (Kay) S. Kattman , formerly of Smithville, NJ, passed away May 25, 2013, at the age of 93. She was born on January 10, 1920, in Vertes Boglar, Hungary, to the late Charles and Katherine Sepp, who brought her to the US as a child. Kay served her country in the Army Air Corps, being honorably discharged in 1943.

She gardened passionately all her life, learning all the Latin names of the flowers and plants she loved. Kay entered floral arranging competitions, joined garden clubs and served as President of one in New Jersey, created Bonsai dish gardens, always sharing her extensive knowledge with others.

An award-winning artist, Kay spent most of her life drawing and painting. She was an accomplished seamstress and knitter. Her natural creativity led her to many crafts, including needlework, rug hooking, hand quilting and jewelry making.

Kay's motto was, "If someone else can do it, I can do it." Her interests were numerous, and she enjoyed playing sports including swimming, tennis and golf. She had a business selling plants, raised Dachsund puppies, obtained a Red Cross Lifesaving certificate, became a licensed hairdresser, opened an antique shop.

But Kay is remembered best as a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She is survived by her loving husband of almost 70 years, Paul W. Kattman, and her three grateful children, Paulette K. Watson (William) Ocala, FL, Charles Richard Kattman (Barbara) Holliston, MA, Stephanie K. Brower (Robert, deceased) Egg Harbor Township, NJ; and her seven much-loved grandchildren, Michael Watson (Jill), Lorianne Moeykens (David), Rebekah Thompson (Robert), Amy Cartwright (Daniel), Jeffrey Brower (Susan), Matthew Kattman (Mari), Miah Kattman. Also surviving are her even more-loved sixteen great grandchildren, Andrew W., Philip, Julia, Nathaniel, Grace, Patricia, Andrew T., Tessa, Braden, Justin, Ethan, Collin, Evan, Jyden, Malachi, Jossara. Her sister, Anna Morgan, and nieces, Barbara Robinson and Deborah Czyzewski, survive her as well. She was pre-deceased by her nephew, Randy Morgan.

A graveside memorial service will be held Thursday, June 20, at 11:00 a.m. at Atlantic County Veteran's Cemetery, Estell Manor Park, 109 Boulevard Rt. 50, Mays Landing, NJ 08330 (609-625-1897). A luncheon will follow the service at the home of Stephanie Brower, 141 Pine Avenue, Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234 (609-646-5721).

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Kay's favorite charity, The Salvation Army.

Anna Christine Gottlied, 94

Passed On: 05/24/2013

Celebration of Life ServiceViewingAnna Christine Gottlied, 94, of Charlotte Hall, MD, died peacefully on May 24, 2013.

She was born on July 7, 1918 in New Brunswick, NJ, daughter of the late Martha Margrit (Geppert) Boyette and the late John Hansen.

Anna graduated high school in Tarpon Springs, FL. She was a bookkeeper for her parents' boatyard. Later, Anna moved to Maryland in 1953 with her husband and two children. There, she and her family farmed tobacco and vegetables. The family also raised cattle and chickens. She was an avid gardener and grew some beautiful flowers. Anna loved to crochet and make quilts, which were stitched by hand and made with love for each of her family members. She canned her food from the garden, including jelly pies, rolls, biscuits, and let's not forget her homemade cookies, and all that she did and was will be truly and dearly missed. Anna was an inspiration to all who knew her. Her smile, laughter, knowledge, and her kindness will live on in all who loved her. She had strong faith in God and was a member of the Lutheran Church.

In addition to her parents, Anna was predeceased by her beloved husband, John Christian Gottlied, Sr.; and her daughter, Anna Catherine Riffle.

Anna is survived by her son, John C. Gottlied, Jr., and his wife, Catherine of Sparta, TN; son-in-law, Philip A. Riffle of Charlotte Hall, MD; grandchildren, Patrick J. Riffle, Sr. (Betty), Darlene Sanborn, Cheryl Birdsong (Danny), Anita Tate (Billy), John C. Gottlied, III., Phillis Ludden (Brian), Julie Dodd (John), and Edward Gottlied (Carrie); 26 great grandchildren; 18 great-great grandchildren; and 1 great-great-great grandchild.

Family and friends will be received to celebrate Anna's life on Tuesday, May 28, 2013 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home, P.A., 30195 Three Notch Road, Charlotte Hall, MD 20622. There will be a Service on Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at 11:30 AM at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 37707 New Market Turner Road, Mechanicsville, MD 20659. Interment will follow to St. Paul's Lutheran Church Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be: Brent Tate, Stuart Elliott, John Riffle, Stephen Riffle, Tater Hewitt, and Paul Hewitt.

Honorary Pallbearers will be: Brian Ludden, Chris Gottlied, Edward Gottlied, Billy Tate, D.J. Kelly, Danny Birdsong, and John Dodd.

In Lieu of Flowers, donations may be made in memory of Anna C. Gottlied to: St. Jude's Cancer Research Dept., St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Janet Marie "Jan" Smith, 54

Passed On: 05/24/2013

Memorial ServiceLife Celebration Memorial GatheringJanet Marie "Jan" Smith, 54, of Waldorf, MD, formerly of Meadville, PA, passed away at Civista Medical Center in La Plata, MD on May 24, 2013.

She was born on November 6, 1958 in Greenville, PA, daughter of the late Janet Mae (McCauley) Wells of Warren, PA and the late Louis K. Burch of Steubenville, OH.

Jan was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She retired as a bindery worker with Eagle Direct Mail and was a member of the Waldorf Jaycee's. Jan enjoyed playing slot machines, taking care of her rosebushes, and using Facebook to connect with family and friends.

Jan is survived by her loving husband, Douglas Smith of Waldorf, MD; son, David "Dave" W. Moyer (Fiancée, Stephanie Waltz) of Chambersburg, PA; brother, Charles Kumalaa of Ohio; sisters, Karen Heberling of Conneaut Lake, PA, Sharon Waid (Thomas) of Meadville, PA, Kathleen Burch of Jessup, MD; and 1 granddaughter, Sydney Moyer.

Family and friends will be received for Jan's Life Celebration Memorial Gathering on Wednesday, May 29, 2013 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home, P.A., 30195 Three Notch Road, Charlotte Hall, MD 20622. There will be a Memorial Service, here at the funeral home, beginning at 7:00 PM on Wednesday. An additional Memorial Service and Inurnment will be held in Genava, PA on Saturday, June 1, 2013 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM at the Greenwood VFD.

Victoria Catherine Berkshire, 32

Passed On: 05/24/2013

Celebration of Life ServiceViewingVictoria Catherine Robina Berkshire, 32, of Fredericksburg, VA, passed away at her residence on May 24, 2013.

She was born on October 3, 1980 in Leonardtown, MD, daughter of Catherine "Cathie" Roberta (Peaston) Welch of Mechanicsville, MD and Merle Eugene Berkshire of Pipestem Place, WV.

Victoria was a Customer Service Representative at Quarrels Petroleum Company. She was respected and loved by all her co-workers. Victoria was a mixed martial arts fighter and trainer which she dearly loved. She also held a championship title. Victoria was devoted to her daughter Alexandra.

Victoria is survived by her mother and stepfather, Cathie & Ed Welch; her dad, Merele; daughter, Alexandra Catherine Roberta Howard; brothers, Scott Berkshire, John Welch and many relatives here in the US, Scotland and Germany.

Family and friends will be received for Victoria's Life Celebration on Thursday, May 30, 2013 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM at Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home, P.A., 30195 Three Notch Road, Charlotte Hall, MD 20622. There will be a Service, here at the funeral home, beginning at 3:00 PM on Thursday.

In Lieu of Flowers, a memorial fund will be set up for Victoria's daughter, Alexandra Catherine Roberta Howard. Donations may be mailed to: Alexandra Howard, C/O Cedar Point Federal Credit Union, 22745 Maple Road, Lexington Park, MD 20653. Please reference account #736847.

Stanley Aloysius Long, 81

Passed On: 05/23/2013

Stanley Aloysius Long, 81A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at 10:00 AM in Immaculate Conception Catholic Church Mechanicsville, MD with Fr. Wells officiating. Interment will follow in Charles Memorial Gardens Leonardtown, MD.The family will receive friends on Tuesday, May 28, 2013 from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home chapel with prayers recited at 7:00 PM.Stanley "Pop" Aloysius Long, 81, of Mechanicsville, MD passed away on May 23, 2013 in Leonardtown, MD. Born on December 2, 1931 in Oraville, MD., he was the son of the late Charles Phillip and Ida Marie Cheseldine Long. Stanley was the loving husband of Janice Theresa Wood Long whom he married on May 10, 1958 in Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Mechanicsville, MD they were married for 55 years. Stanley is survived by his children: Cheryl L. Coppage (George) Stanley "Vernie" Long , J. Roxanne Long all of Mechanicsville, MD, and Charles "Frank" Long (Robin) of Lexington Park, MD,grandchildren; Terra Colliflower , Kelly Johnson, Brandon, Colin, Sam Long, Jeremy, and Justin Clarke, and Darren East; great grandchildren; Laci and Mason Johnson, Cody and Brooke Colliflower, and Hailey and Christopher Long. Stanley is preceded in death by daughter-in-law Angela (Boo Boo) Long, siblings; Elizabeth Cameron, Phil, Charles, Claude, Joseph A., Charles P., Eddie, Helen, Eleanor, Sammie, John and Mary Long, Elsie Russell, Rae Hill, and Eloise Bushey. Stanley served in the United States Navy from 1956 to 1962. He worked as a farmer and with Long Brothers Construction. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, May 28, 2013 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 Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at 10:00 AM in Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Mechanicsville, MD with Father David Wells officiating. Interment will follow in Charles Memorial Gardens, Leonardtown, MD. Pallbearers; Colin Long, Brandon Long, George Coppage, Jamie Johnson, Josh Colliflower, and Bobby Long. Honorary Pallbearers; Pee Wee Long, Paulie Long, Butch Long, Tony Long, Claudie Long, Zack Wood, and Allie Long.

Mary "Ronnie" V. Burch, 82

Passed On: 05/23/2013

Mary "Ronnie" Burch 82 of Port Tobacco, MD. died on May 23, 2013 at her home.

She was born on December 21, 1930 in Great Mills, MD. to the late William and Katie Stone. She is also predeceased by her husband Joseph "Brickey" Burch, son Robert E. Burch, so-in-law Joseph Payne, brother-in-law J.C., and 1 grandson.

She is survived by her sons Joseph E. (Linda A.), John M. (Judy M.), Kenneth S. (Kathleen L.) Burch, daughter Catherine A. Payne, brother John Linus (Nancy), twin sister Betty Vallandingham and sister Ada Lou Birch (Ray). She is also survived by 8 grandchildren and numerous great and great great grandchildren.

The family will receive friends on Monday May 27, 2013 at the Arehart-Echols Funeral Home LaPlata, MD. from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8pm with prayers at 7pm. Interment will be on June 3, 2013 2pm at the Maryland Veterans Cemetery Cheltenham, MD.

Pall Bearers will be Jim Vallandingham, Joe Deane, Alex Collins, Jake Collins, Tommy Burch and Ricky Flesher.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Charles County 2505 Davis Rd. Waldorf, MD 20603.

Condolences may be made to the family at arehartechols.com

Evelyn Davidson White, 85

Passed On: 05/22/2013

Evelyn Davidson White, 85, of Leonardtown, MD died at her home, surrounded by her loving family on May 22, 2013 in Leonardtown, MD.

Born November 25, 1927, in Colerain, NC, she was the daughter of the late John C. Davidson and Maggie Mae Clark Davidson.

She married Aubrey Clayton White in 1944 and began a lifelong career as a homemaker and mother.
They were inseparable until his death in 1990.

Evelyn was devoted to her church, Fairview Heights Baptist Church and her family. She was an active member of the church for over 40 years, finding tremendous fellowship and satisfaction in the Ruth Sunday School class, where she did many acts of community service and outreach. She enjoyed cooking, playing cards and fishing. Her greatest love in life was the wonderful time spent with her family and exploring new and interesting friends. She was known for the depth of her relationships, her full presence when listening to others, and the sweetness and gentleness she brought to most situations. She was also the life of the party, never missing an opportunity to share fun and playful experiences. Her most recent home, Cedar Lanes in Leonardtown, was a source of tremendous joy, excitement and comfort for her. She thrived in the company of other like-minded souls and often expressed deep gratitude for the wonderful support, care and love she found there.

She is survived by her children, Iris Shedrick of Drayden, MD, Pat McKenney (Shepard) of Drayden, MD and Darrell White (Donna) of Chesapeake, VA; seven grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and extended family. She is preceded in death by her parents.

A Graveside Service will be held on Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at 12:00 p.m. in Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens Cemetery, 4569 Shoulders Hill Road, Suffolk, VA 23435.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of St. Mary's, P.O. Box 625, Leonardtown, MD 20650 or Friends of Cedar Lane, 22680 Cedar Lane Court, Leonardtown, MD 20650.

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

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

Ernest Lee Howard, 57

Passed On: 05/22/2013

Ernest  Lee  Howard, 57 A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, June 1, 2013 at 10:00 AM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, Leonardtown, MD with Deacon Bill Nickerson officiating. Interment will follow in Washington National Cemetery, Suitland, MD. The family will receive friends on Friday, May 31, 2013 from 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM with prayers recited at 7:00 PM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, Leonardtown, MD. Ernest "Ernie" Lee Howard, 57, of Lehigh Acres, FL, formerly of Loveville, MD, passed away on May 22, 2013 in Lehigh Acres, FL. Born on August 13, 1955 in Washington, DC, he was the son of Lillian Marie Buckler Howard of Lehigh Acres, FL, and the late Erwin Cowles Howard, Jr. Ernie is survived by his daughter Kristina Nicole Howard of Mechanicsville, MD, siblings; Dennis Clark Howard of Henry, IL, Kenneth Dale Howard of Lehigh Acres, FL, and sister in law Irene Howard. Ernie graduated from Bishop McNamara High School in 1973 and attended U. A. Mechanical Trade School graduating in 1986 with an Associates Degree. Ernie lived in St. Mary's County from 1974, to 2006, he worked at a Steam fitter with the Local 602 for 32 years retiring in 2013. The family will receive friends on Friday, May 31, 2013 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 Saturday, June 1, 2013 at 10:00 AM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, Leonardtown, MD with Deacon Bill Nickerson officiating. Interment will follow in Washington National Cemetery, Suitland, MD. Pallbearers will be; Dennis Howard, Kenneth Howard, James C. Jones, Joshua D. Howard, Joseph Forrest, and Teeny Morgan.




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