95, Solomons, MD
Born: 07/22/1917, Passed On: 02/14/2013
Stella Sheleheda, 95, of Solomons, MD, died February 14, 2013. She was born July 22,1917, in Acosta, PA, to immigrants from Europe, Joseph and Anna Krokonko. This gentle woman and her husband, Joseph, who preceded her in death in May 2012, were recognized by Marriage Encounter as the longest married couple in Maryland at 73 years just prior to Joseph's passing. They were members of the Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church since relocating in 2004 from Ambridge, PA, to be close to family. Prior to that they were lifetime members of Saints Peter and Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church in Ambridge, PA. Stella and Joe were residents of Harmony Township, PA, from 1943 until 2004. There, Stella and Joe enjoyed the view of their back yard where he nurtured a variety of beautiful flowers. Stella worked most of her life, starting when she was 16, as a nanny and later as a cook and housekeeper. Stella was a member of the church choir, where she met Joe, and later on when her children attended catholic school at Saints Peter and Paul, a member of the Marian Mothers Club. She loved cooking, baking and keeping the ethnic family traditions alive during the holidays and passing them on to the younger generations. Her delightful and polite personality will be missed everyone who had contact with her from her expansive family, friends and acquaintances, from grocery clerks to her new found friends that cared for her in her waning days at her home and Asbury Skilled Nursing. She was .preceded in death by her husband Joseph, by her son, James M. , Sheleheda, brothers, Joseph, William and Daniel Krokonko, and sisters, Mary Dishauzi, Catherine Kmit, Anne Elchin, and Sophi Baker. She is survived by sons, Joseph W. Sheleheda and his wife, Christine, of Las Vegas, NV., William D. Sheleheda and his wife, Doris, of Lusby: and daughter, Stella Marie Sheleheda of Carpentersville, IL: grandchildren, Alan Sheleheda and his wife, Becky, Karen Sheleheda, and David Sheleheda and his wife, Susan, all of Las Vegas, NV., David Pucciarella and his wife, Sherry, of St. Leonard, Anthony Pucciarella and his wife, Suzanne, of Lusby, and Beth McClenahan and her husband Michael, of Lansdowne, Va; and 13 great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to Our Lady Star of the Sea Support a Student Fund, P. O. Box 560, Solomons, MD 20688. Arrangements by the Rausch Funeral Home, P. A., Lusby, MD. For more information please visit www.rauschfuneralhomes.com
51, Lusby, MD
Born: 04/28/1961, Passed On: 02/14/2013
Dona Egan Sutton, 51 of Lusby, MD, lost her life on February 14th, 2013 to chronic disease at Calvert Memorial Hospital, Prince Frederick, MD. She was born on April 28, 1961 in Stamford Connecticut to Elizabeth Nilsson and the late Harold Donald Egan. She was recently a student of the College of Southern Maryland paralegal studies program and former member of the local real estate community.
The family will receive friends on Thursday, February 21, 10:00 AM at the Rausch Funeral Home, P.A., 12000 H. G. Trueman Road, Lusby, MD 20657, where a memorial service celebrating her life will be held at 11:00 AM. Interment private. For more information please visit www.rauschfuneralhomes.com
91, Solomons, MD
Born: 02/05/1922, Passed On: 02/14/2013
Edward Francis "Ed" Dinota, 91, of Solomons, MD formerly of Bowie, MD passed away on February 14, 2013 in Solomons, MD. He was born on February 5, 1922 in Englewood, NJ to the late Anna Clemens Dinota and Edward James Dinota. He was the beloved husband to Mary Dinota whom he married on October 8, 1955 in Hyattsville, MD. Ed served in the US Air Force from 1942 to 1965 and honorably retired after 23 years of service. He received victory medals for World War II, Korea and also the 386 Bomb Group Presidential Citation. He was a member of the USAF Retirees, Disables American Veterans, and enjoyed reading, history, and sports.
A Memorial Service will be held at a later date in the Asbury-Solomons Auditorium, Solomons, MD. In lieu of flowers the family asks for contributions to be made in Ed's name to the Asbury-Solomons Benevolent Care Fund, 11100 Asbury Circle, Solomons MD 20688 and/or the Disabled American Veterans, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati OH 45250. Arrangements by Rausch Funeral Home, P.A., Lusby, MD.
53, Leonardtown, MD
Born: 02/18/1959, Passed On: 02/14/2013
Julian Augustus "Tayman" Tyer, 53 of Leonardtown, Maryland, passed away on February 14, 2013. Julian was born in Maddox, Maryland on February 18, 1959 to James A. and the late Martha E. (Scriber) Tyer.
Family and friends will unite for a "Celebration of Life" and "Homegoing Service" on Thursday, February 21, 2013 at 12 noon at Briscoe-Tonic Funeral Home Chapel, 38576 Brett Way, Mechanicsville, Maryland. Reverend Bankole Akinbinu will be officiating. Interment will be private.
Passed On: 02/14/2013
ServiceVisitationDoris Marie Downs, 78, of Mechanicsville, MD died at Hospice House of St. Mary's in Callaway, MD on Thursday, February 14, 2013. She was born in Mechanicsville, MD on February 28, 1934. She was the daughter of the late Louis Tippett and the late Etoyle Tippett.
Passed On: 02/14/2013
Funeral ServiceLife CelebrationKent Richard Luppino, 49, of Leonardtown, MD passed away on February 14, 2013 at his residence.
80, Lusby, MD
Born: 12/25/1932, Passed On: 02/13/2013
Wesley Carold Walker "Wes" "Fishman", 80, of Lusby, MD passed away on February 13, 2013 at Calvert Memorial Hospital, Prince Frederick, MD. He was born on December 25, 1932 in Greenville, SC to the late Edwin Walker and Marie Fowler Walker. Wes graduated from Carver High School in 1950 and attended MD State Eastern Shore College and he went on to serve in the US Army for 12 years. He was stationed in Korea during the war. Wes retired as a Meat Cutter from Safeway in 1988 after thirty two years of service. He was known as an avid fisherman.
The family will receive friends on Monday, February 18, 2013 at 2:00 PM in the Rausch Funeral Home, 20 American Lane, Lusby, MD, where is service celebrating his life will be held at 3:00 PM with Rev. Robert Parrin officating. Graveside Services will be held at a latter date in MD Veterans Cemetery, Cheltenham, MD. For more information please visit www.rauschfuneralhomes.com
Passed On: 02/13/2013
Graveside ServiceFrancis X. Prior, passed away peacefully on February 13, 2013, at Asbury Solomons in Solomons, MD. He was 92 years old and lived a full, rich life.
Passed On: 02/13/2013
Mass of Christian BurialLife Celebration with Prayers Recited at 4:00 p.m.Patricia Ann Cullison, 78, of Ridge, MD died February 13th, 2013 at St. Mary's Hospital in Leonardtown, MD after a courageous battle with cancer.
97, Lusby, MD
Born: 01/05/1916, Passed On: 02/12/2013
Irene Louise Pardoe, 97 of Lusby, MD died peacefully on February 12, 2013 at her beloved home. She was born on January 5, 1916 in Island Creek, MD to the late Blanche and Walter E. Elliott. Irene was raised in Calvert County all of her life. She attended Calvert County public schools and was employed by the United States Post Office as a Postal Clerk for twenty five years. Irene was preceded in death by her husband Earl G. Pardoe, her parents; brother Leroy Elliott; nephew Patrick Elliott and her nieces Agnes Allegra and Virginia Mishou. She is survived by her sister-in-law Barbara Elliott; nephews Jeffrey H. Elliott, Mark L. Elliott, Donald Dowell, Wayne Pardoe and David Pardoe, nieces Eula Mae McCready, Suzanne Cibulay, Norma Lee Buckler and Geraldine Pardoe; great nieces Jennifer C. Albrecht and Magdalyn Albrecht; great-great nephew Chad Albrecht, great-great nieces Emily Elliott and Caisi Elliott.
The family will receive friends on Monday, February 18, 10:00 AM at the Rausch Funeral Home, P.A., 20 American Lane, Lusby, MD 20657, where a funeral service celebrating her life will be held at 11:00 AM with Rev. Charles Harrell officiating. Pallbearers are Jeffrey H. Elliott, Mark L. Elliott, Herschel Wilder, Tim Crout, Donald Dowell and Wayne Pardoe. Interment followed at Middleham Chapel Episcopal Church Cemetery, Lusby, MD. For more information please visit www.rauschfuneralhomes.com
Passed On: 02/12/2013
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, February 15, 2013 at 10:00 AM in St. Aloysius Catholic Church Leonardtown, MD with Father Piotr Kozial officiating. Interment will follow in St. Aloysius Catholic Cemetery Leonardtown, MD. The family will receive friends on Thursday, February 14, 2013 from 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM with prayers recited at 7:00 PM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home Chapel Leonardtown, MD. Eva Lucretia Johnson, 98, of Hollywood, MD died February 12, 2013 at Chesapeake Shores Nursing Home in Lexington Park, MD. Born on September 1, 1914 in Leonardtown, MD., she was the daughter of the late Thomas Rhody and Marie Hebb Johnson. She was the wife of the late William Robert Johnson. She was the mother of Catherine Jones of Bentonville, Va., Robert A. Johnson of Mechanicsville, MD, Mary Cameron of Chaptico, MD, and Rose Cooley of California, MD. She was the sister of the late Hubert Johnson, Vivian Johnson, Hebb Johnson, William Benjamin Johnson., Sr., and Mary Grace Payne. She is also survived by 8 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, and 2 great great grandchildren. She was predeceased by one great granddaughter, Ashley Jones. Eva was a lifelong resident of St. Mary's County. She farmed for much of her life and later operated a home day care center. Eva had a great love of all children, especially her grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great great grandchildren. . The family will receive friends on Thursday, February 14, 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 celebrated on Friday, February 15, 2013 at 10:00 AM in St. Aloysius Catholic Church Leonardtown, MD with Father Piotr Kozial officiating. Interment will follow in St. Aloysius Catholic Cemetery Leonardtown, MD. Pallbearers will be; Jerry Pope, Jackie Pope, Ricky Jones, Ricky Cooley, Roland Mann, and Walter Hayden. Contributions may be made to the Hollywood Vol. Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 7 Hollywood, MD 20636 and/or Leonardtown Vol. Rescue Squad P.O. Box 50 Leonardtown, MD 20650.
Passed On: 02/12/2013
Karen Denise Jenkins 47 of Waldorf, Md. died on February 12, 2013 at the CIVISTA Medical Center in LaPlata, Md.
Passed On: 02/10/2013
Memorial ServiceMemorial Life Celebration GatheringGertrude Rosa "Gerti" Meck, 87, of Clinton, MD, passed away at Charlotte Hall Veterans Home in Charlotte Hall, MD on February 10, 2013. She was born on October 26, 1925 in Vienna, Austria to the late Anna Molcik.
Passed On: 02/09/2013
Mass of Christian BurialPrayers will be recited at 7:00 p.m.Charlotte Louise "Lottie" Hasel, 95 of Chaptico, MD died February 9, 2013 at her residence.
Passed On: 02/09/2013
Passed On: 02/08/2013
Mass of Christian BurialViewing with prayers at 3:30P.M.Barbara Elaine Kidwell, 46, of Upper Marlboro, MD passed away February 8, 2013 at MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center, Clinton, MD. Born April 10, 1966 in Cheverly, MD, she is the daughter of the late John Henry Kidwell and the late Margaret Julian Windsor Kidwell.
Passed On: 02/08/2013
Funeral ServiceVisitationRenee Sue Sanders, 52, of Dameron, MD died February 8, 2013 at her home surrounded by her loving family after a courageous battle with cancer.
81, Lexington Park, MD
Born: 12/22/1931, Passed On: 02/07/2013
Lou Ella, 81, of Lexington Park, MD, passed away peacefully on February 7, 2013 at St. Mary's Hospital. Louella was born on December 22, 1931 to the late Jeff and Osie Mae Duggans in Washington County, Tennille, Georgia. Louella was a faithful member as well as First Lady of St. Luke and St. Mark U.A.M.E churches for more than 40 years. She served as President of local missionary society of St. Luke and St. Mark Churches. She was a member of Fidelity Chapter #60 Order of The Eastern Stars. Louella was also a member of various auxillaries within the churches. Lou Ella leaves to cherish her memories: her husband, Reverend Rudy C. Brooks of 60 years; two sons, Jimmie L. Brooks and Johnnie L. Brooks (Lillie); six girls, Pearl L. Brooks, Rena M. Smith, Mary H. Brooks, Osie M. Shade, Sarah L. Brooks and Ruby L. Thompson (Francis);one sister, Wynonia Duggans; sixteen grandchildren, fifteen great-grandchildren, a host of nieces, nephews, two God-children, and one sister-in-law, Helen H. Lou Ella loved her family and her church family. She will be greatly missed.
Family will receive friends on Thursday, February 14, 2013 from 9:00 am until time of service at 11:00 am at St. Marks' UAME Church, 45685 Happyland Rd, Valley Lee, MD. Interment will be at the church cemetery. Pastor Andrew Fulton officiating; Reverend Henry Briscoe Eulogist. Repast will be held at the 2nd District VFD, Valley Lee, MD.
37, Lexington Park, MD
Born: 04/10/1975, Passed On: 02/07/2013
Robert Lee "Dirty" McDowney, Sr., 37 of Lexington Park, MD., beloved son of Darlene Bernetta McDowney and George Vincent Dickens (Father who raised him) and Thomas Robert Butler (Paternal) entered this life on April 10, 1975 and departed this life suddenly to enter into eternal peace on February 7, 2013 in St. Inigoes, Maryland. Robert Lee received his education from St. Mary's County Public Schools, St. Mary's Maryland.
Family and friends will unite on Saturday, February 16, 2013 at 10:00 am until time of service at 11:00 am at Briscoe-Tonic Funeral Home Chapel, 38576 Brett Way, Mechanicsville, MD. Burial will immediately follow at the Lomax- McDowney Family Cemetery, King George, VA.
Passed On: 02/07/2013
Mass of Christian BurialNancy's Life CelebrationNancy Louise Pender, 53, of Lexington Park, MD died February 7, 2013 at her home surrounded by her loving family after a courageous battle with cancer.