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John Leroy Holly, 82

Passed On: 03/17/2013

Mass of Christian Burial John Leroy Holly, 82, of Mechanicsville, MD died March 17, 2013 at St. Mary's Nursing Center in Leonardtown, MD.

Born July 21, 1930 in Clements, MD, he was the son of the late Louis C. Holly and Mary Beatrice Fredrick Holly.

Leroy was a lifelong resident of St. Mary's County. He was married to his late wife, Rose E. "Honey" Bankins Holly for 47 wonderful years before her death in 2007. He worked in some aspect of transportation for most of his life. His first employment was as a bus driver for the St. Mary's County School System. Later he worked as a truck driver refueling airplanes at the Naval Air Station in Patuxent River, MD and Andrews Air Force Base in Clinton, MD. Subsequently, Leroy worked for the District of Columbia Government, Department of Parks and Recreation, in Washington, DC for many years before retiring in 1991. He then returned to driving the school bus part-time, which he enjoyed and in turn was much loved and respected by the students who made a game of guessing what color turtleneck shirt he would wear each day.

He enjoyed baseball, bowling, fishing, and pitching horseshoes. He also enjoyed taking Sunday afternoon drives with his late wife Rose. His love of baseball began early in life. He gained a solid reputation as a top notch pitcher in what was then the Tri-County Negro League, playing for the Leonardtown Yankees and later the Oakville Tigers for many years.

Leroy was a lifelong and faithful member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church, where he was an usher every Sunday. He is survived by his siblings, Louis X. Holly (Kathleen) of Washington, DC, Dorothy Marie Hawkins (Barry) of Hyattsville, MD, and Joseph H. Holly (Loretta) of Upper Marlboro, MD, nine other brother and sister-in-laws, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife.

Family will receive friends on Friday, March 22, 2013 from 9-10 AM at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 29119 Point Lookout Road, Morganza, MD 20660. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Reverend Keith Woods at 10 AM. Interment will follow in Queen of Peace Cemetery, Helen, MD.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 29119 Point Lookout Road, Morganza, MD 20660.

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

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

William Xavier Smith, 90

Passed On: 03/17/2013

Funeral ServiceWilliam Xavier Smith of Carson City, NV died March 17, 2013 at the age of 90 in his home in Maryland. He was born July 28, 1922 in Brooklyn, NY, the son of Charles and Mary Smith of Queens, NY. "Bill" was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 50 years, Evelyn Smith, "Lyn" and his only child Robert Smith.

From an early age, it was evident that there were great things ahead for Bill. He grew up in Queens, NY, where he attended Catholic schools. He worked hard and graduated from Fordham University. Bill then joined the US Army where he served as a Sergeant in the Aleutian Islands. As always, he distinguished himself with his enterprising spirit, vibrant personality, and a great depth of character. After returning from his tour, he married his lifelong love Evelyn Olsen from Brooklyn, NY. Together they had one child, Robert Smith born February 4th, 1950.

In 1952 Bill decided to move west to Reno, NV. Bill then took a prominent position with the State of Nevada. He settled his family in a home in Sparks NV. Bill then brought his beloved Grandmother to Nevada to join his family, in a place he then called Home.

He became an essential figure in the community where he coached basketball, football, and boxing. Throughout his time in Nevada, he volunteered with many organizations including Kiwanis Club of Carson City where in 1973, he was presented the "Man of the Year" award. He was also instrumental in building the first senior citizen center in Carson City and also became a 4th degree Knight of Columbus. Bill was known always for his warm and generous heart and his selflessness with neighbors, family, and even those some may call strangers.

In 1978, Bill's son Robert and his wife Pamela Smith blessed him with a grandson Justin William. Bill was always a fun loving and thoughtful grandfather, venturing on many family vacations and opening a new world up to his grandson, Justin. He enjoyed nothing more than spending time with his family and friends. Bill was always extremely generous and selfless.
Even after his retirement, Bill was very active within his community. He was a leader and a friend to all that knew him. He had moved from leading and organizing activities for youth to organizing wonderful cruises for adults; cruises that were legendary and truly enjoyed by all. In an article written about Bill after his retirement entitled "An Unordinary Man", he was described as "…one part organizer, one part administrator, and one part hard-worker. He is one person who does it all."

In 2012, Bill married his longtime care giver and friend, Evelyn Vanhousen; who was the childhood and lifelong friend of his late wife Lyn. He was quite blessed to have Evelyn by his side, caring for him and helping him for many years. He enjoyed many years of traveling, was very active in his church, and treasured time with his grandson Justin W. Smith and great grand-daughter Gabriella.

Those that have known Bill have been graced with a courageous, thoughtful, generous, and virtuous friend. Bill was truly an extraordinary man. The world would be a far better place with more men like Bill Smith living in it. "Say not in grief: 'He is no more but live in thankfulness that he was." Bill is survived by his wife Evelyn Vanhousen, his grandson and granddaughter-in law Justin and Meghan Smith, and great grand-daughter Gabriella Smith, 2yrs.

The family will receive friends for Bill's Life Celebration on Saturday, March 23, 2013 from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. at the Brinsfield Funeral Home, 22955 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown, MD 20650. A funeral service will be conducted at 3:00 p.m. by Pastor Lanny Clark in the Brinsfield Funeral Home Chapel.


Contributions can be made to Hospice of St. Mary's, P.O. Box 625, Leonardtown, MD 20650 Hospice of Calvert County, P.O. Box 838, Prince Frederick, MD 20678.

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

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

Elizabeth Ann Tayman, 75

Passed On: 03/17/2013


Elizabeth Ann Tayman 75, of BelAlton, MD died March 17, 2013 at the Georgetown Hospital.

She was born on May 17, 1937 in Harford County, MD. To the late James M. Bull, Sr. and Edith M. Bull. She is also predeceased by her brother Wayne L. Bull, grandchildren Andrew and Stephen Breitenbach and Michael S. Tayman.

She is survived by her loving husband of 55 years Walter C. Tayman, son Daniel W. Tayman and his wife Debbie, daughters Teresa L. Burch and husband Frankie and Tamara M. Breitenbach and husband Mike, brother James M. Bull, Jr., sister Virginia L. Hall, grandchildren Madeline Tayman, Frankie and Dusty Burch , David and Joey Breitenbach, great grandchild Jolene Burch.

She is a member of the St. Ignatius Church, enjoyed playing bingo and cards. Was a huge Orioles and Redskins fan. But her utmost enjoyment was her family and treasured every moment with them.

The family will receive friends on Saturday March 23rd from 9 until mass time at 11 AM at the St. Ignatius Church Port Tobacco, MD. Interment to follow in the church cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Michael S. Tayman Memorial Scholarship fund c/o Charles County Scholarship Funds P.O. Box 2770 LaPlata, MD. 20646 or the St. Ignatius church 8855 Chapel Pt. Rd. Port Tobacco, MD 20677.

Arrangements provided by the Arehart-Echols Funeral Home LaPlata, MD.

Sarah Rebecca Dyson, 84, Lexington Park, MD

84, Lexington Park, MD

Born: 06/10/1928, Passed On: 03/16/2013

Sarah Rebecca Dyson, 84, Lexington Park, MDSarah Rebecca Gough Dyson, 84 of Lexington Park, MD., entered into eternal rest on Saturday, March , 16, 2013 in the comfort of Chesapeake Shores Nursing Home. Sarah was born on June 10, 1928 in Ridge, Maryland to the late Julia Hewlett and William Augus Gough.
Sarah entered into Holy Matrimony to her life-long friend and soul mate, James Benedict Dyson. From this union, they welcomed three sons-James Herbert Dyson, John Furman Dyson and Larry Darnell Dyson. Sarah and her husband resided in the St. Inigoes area, where they made a home for their family and opened their doors to many friends, as well.

Sarah dedicated her life to Christ and her faith in Him kept her going all of these years. She was a faithful member of St.Luke's United Methodist Church, where she enjoyed attending and receiving the Word, until her illness made it too difficult for her to endure.

Sarah was a homemaker who enjoyed cooking, gardening and having children around her. You could always find five or six children at her home every day. She loved children and they loved her. Sarah had such a good heart and her smile just lit up a room. She loved to have people come around, just to visit. There was nothing that she wouldn't do for anyone.

Sarah was known as the "Queen" of baking. If it went in an oven, she could bake it. Even when Sarah was using the old-style oven back in the day (if you can remember), she was still the "Queen" of baking. As a matter of fact, her baked goods tasted even better from that old oven. Family members were always calling on Sarah when they needed or just wanted to taste some delicious, old-fashioned baked goods.

In addition to baking, she enjoyed canning such things as peaches and pears and making jelly. Sarah would gather up all of the children and everyone would be working.

Sarah was preceded in death by her husband, James A. Dyson; son, Larry D. Dyson; grandson, Deshaun Dyson; parents, Julia Hewlett and William Gough; eight siblings, Joe Gough, Mary Gough, Geneva Shorter, Lillian Dove, Raymond Hewlett, Wren Gough, James Gough and Robert Gough.

Sarah leaves to cherish her memories her sons, James Herbert Dyson of Anderson, S.C. and John Furman Dyson, of Temple Hills, MD.; four grandchildren, whom she loved, DeeDee, Tamara, Shawn and LaShonda; her great-grandchildren, whom she adored, Shaquan, Jamea, Ireanah, Destiny, Cashauna, DauShaun, DaiNajah, KenShaun, Karen, Brandy and Jordan Badger. She also leaves behind a loving and caring person, Theresa Young, whom Sarah loved very much and referred to her as "the daughter she always wanted" and who was always there for Aunt Sarah.

In addition, to cherish Sarah's memories are a host of loving nieces, nephews, other relatives, neighbors, friends and church members.

Arrangements by Briscoe-Tonic Funeral Home, Mechanicsville, MD.

Visitation will be Saturday, March 23, 2013 at 9:00 am until time of Service at 10:00 am at St. Luke's United Methodist Church, 12880 Point Lookout Road, Ridge, MD. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Reverend Leroy Boldley will be officiating.

Janice Marie Cheseldine, 61

Passed On: 03/16/2013

Funeral ServiceJanice's Life CelebrationJanice Marie Cheseldine, 61 of Mechanicsville, MD died March 16, 2013 at her residence.

Born August 26, 1951 in Leonardtown, MD she was the daughter of the late Bernard Anthony Wise and Dorothy Marie (Evans) Wise of Leonardtown, MD.

Janice enjoyed going to church at Living Word Community Church and fellowshipping with her church family. She was very talented and creative in many ways and enjoyed scrapbooking, stamping and making cards. Janice also liked to play music. Her instrument of choice was the bass fiddle, and her favorite type of music was Christian. She loved baseball and her favorite team was the Washington Nationals. She never missed a game on television unless it was on a church night. A couple of years ago her son Scott picked her up for a surprise birthday night out. As they were driving by the Nationals Stadium, she told him one day she was going to go to a live ball game. He looked at her and laughed and turned into one of the Nationals parking lots and said this is your lucky day. From that moment on, she was one of their best fans. Her favorite place to vacation was spending time on the beach in Ocean City, MD.

For the past 37 plus years, she worked for the St. Mary's County Public Schools and retired in January 2013. She finished her career working at Benjamin Banneker Elementary School working with kindergarten students. She loved them all as if they were her own.

Janice is survived by her mother, Dorothy Marie (Evans) Wise of Leonardtown, MD; her
husband, David W. Cheseldine; her son, Christopher Scott Cheseldine of Mechanicsville, MD; and siblings, Barbara E. Quade of Mechanicsville, MD, Thomas D. Wise of Brandywine, MD, Bernard E. Wise of Colony, TX, John E. Wise of Colonial Beach, VA and Joseph D. Wise of Hollywood, MD. She was preceded in death by her father, Bernard A. Wise.

Family will receive friends for Janice's Life Celebration on Wednesday, March 20, 2013 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the Brinsfield Funeral Home, 22955 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown, MD 20650. A Funeral Service will be conducted by Pastor James Wickham at the Living Word Community Church, 39371 Harpers Corner Road, Mechanicsville, MD 20659 on Thursday, March 21, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow in Charles Memorial Gardens, Leonardtown, MD.

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

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

Leon A. Stepnowski, 93

Passed On: 03/16/2013

Graveside ServiceLeon Adam Stepnowski, 93, of Lexington Park, MD died March 16, 2013 at Hospice House of St. Mary's in Callaway, MD. He was a resident of St. Mary's County since 1946.

He was born April 10, 1919 in Bayonne, NJ to the late Vincent Stepnowski and Agnes Poulakowski.

On May 10, 1939, Leon enlisted in the United States Navy and proudly served his country until he was honorably discharged on June 1, 1959. He served in the Pacific during World War II as an Aviation Radioman aboard Navy Patrol Planes. After retiring from the Navy, he was employed by Dyncorp as a Logistics Specialist. His hobbies included watching the Washington Redskins, the Baltimore Orioles, and the Washington Nationals. He loved animals and enjoyed solving crossword puzzles. He was a Life Member and a Past Exalted Ruler of B.P.O.E. Lodge 2092, as well as a Life Member of the VFW and the Fleet Reserve.

Leon is survived by his sister, Stella Wisniewski of Brick, NJ; his nieces, Cathy Miller, Marilyn Ferreri, Lorianne D'Alvia and Diane O'Donnell; and his nephews, Paul Wisniewski and Richard Siluk. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Marie Palmer, of Lexington Park, who died in 1982; his sisters, Jane Yurek and Cecilia Siluk; and his step-brother, Edward Wydronak.

A Graveside service will be held at Arlington National Cemetery on May 1, 2013 at 10:00 a.m.

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

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

Michael Eugene Corbin, 60

Passed On: 03/15/2013

Funeral ServiceLife CelebrationMichael Eugene Corbin, 60, of La Plata, MD passed away at his residence on March 15, 2013.

He was born on September 11, 1952 in Bethesda, MD to June (Disalvo) Corbin.

Michael's passion in life was his family; he loved his children and grandchildren. Michael enjoyed hunting, fishing, and riding motorcycles.

In addition to his mother June, Michael was survived by his children, Shawn Corbin of Mechanicsville, MD, and Allison Ferrell of Martinsburg, WV; his brother, Scott Corbin; his sister, Kathy Northcraft; and his grandchildren, Cody, Kevin, Beth and Alex.

Family and friends will be received for Michael's Life Celebration on Monday, March 25, 2013 from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM at Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home, P.A., 30195 Three Notch Road, Charlotte Hall, MD 20622. There will be a Funeral Service on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 10:00 AM, here at the funeral home. Pastor James Wickham will officiate. Interment will follow to Trinity Memorial Gardens, 3221 Mattawoman-Beantown Road, Waldorf, MD 20601.

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

Judith Ann Jarboe, 75

Passed On: 03/15/2013

Mass of Christian BurialLife Celebration with Prayers Recited at 7:00 p.m.Judith Ann Jarboe, 75 of Piney Point, MD passed away on March 15, 2013 at the Hospice House of St. Mary's, Callaway, MD.
Born August 24, 1937 in Waterloo, New York, she was the only child of the late Ruth Helen Huson and Emory NMN Barrett.

Judy had been a resident of St. Mary's County since about 1961. She retired from Maryland Bank & Trust Company in 1987, after 22 years of service as a Commercial Loan Officer. Judy later worked part-time, for more than ten years, as House Mother at the Marcy House. Her retirement years were spent doting on her grandchildren and providing volunteer services. She and her husband have been active members of the St. George Island Improvement Association (SGIIA) since taking up residence on the island in 1986. She had served as the SGIIA treasurer for the last 25 years. Judy was recognized on several occasions for her dedicated service to the community, which included caretaker for elderly residents, providing secretarial tasks for the local Sheriffs Department and her tireless support of SGIIA activities. In her retirement, she was also able to pursue her avid interest in her family's ancestry and as the family historian she had been able to share her enthusiasm with her family.

Judy had been the center of the family since the day she was born and had always taken great pleasure in making those around her happy. She had an enormous capacity to love and the gift of making anyone she met feel welcome by striking up a conversation and showing a personal interest in their life. Those that knew her fully appreciated her warmth, easy going spirit and love of life. Her desire to put others before self and live by the "Golden Rule" has forever endeared her to all whose lives she has touched. She has been a true blessing to family and friends and will be sorely missed.

Judy is survived by her husband of 39 years, Benedict P. Jarboe (also known as Sam). She also leaves five children, Paul F. Gary, Jr. (Jeanne) of Princess Anne MD, Tamara A. Gary and Christopher S. Gary (Patty) both of Leonardtown MD, William P. Jarboe (Kathy) and Wayne P. Jarboe both of Lewiston ME, four grand children, John R. Lee, IV (Kari), Melissa A. Bean (R. J.), Jessica L. Gary and William P. Jarboe, Jr., and two great grandchildren, Madison Lee and Alexa Jarboe.

Family will receive friends for Judy's Life Celebration on Thursday, March 21, 2013 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Brinsfield Funeral Home, 22955 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown, MD 20650. Prayers will be recited by Deacon George L'Heureux at 7:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Msgr. Karl Chimiak on Friday, March 22, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at St. George Catholic Church, 19199 St. George's Church Road, Valley Lee, MD 20692. Interment will follow in St. Francis Xavier Chapel Cemetery, St. George Island, MD.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the St. George Island Improvement Association, 16262 Thomas Road, Piney Point, MD 20674.

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

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

Augustus "Gus" Washington Bowling, III, 50

Passed On: 03/15/2013


Augustus "Gus" Washington Bowling, III 50 died March 15, 2013, at his home in LaPlata, MD.

He was born on March 28, 1962 in LaPlata, MD. To Augustus W. Bowling, Jr. and Lois Diane Bowling.

In addition to his parents he is survived by his loving wife Paula Ann Bowling, son Joshua Wayne Bowling and stepson Justin Leigh Shadle, stepmother Thelma Bowling, brothers Joseph Paul Bowling and wife Cara G. Bowling, Alan Christopher Bowling, step-brother Edward Hantzmon, III and wife Mary Hantzmon, step-sister Debra Ann Marshall and husband Steve Marshall, sisters-in-laws Catherine Bramell, Deborah Adams and husband William Adams, father-in-Law John Jameson, Jr. and wife Darlene Jameson, mother-in-law Beverly Wareham and several nieces and nephews.

He was a Fireman and paramedic for the U.S. Navy. He attended Archbishop Neale School, St. Mary's Ryken, LaPlata High School and the University of Maryland. He also loved golf and baseball. His firefighter career started at the Bel Alton Volunteer Fire Department serving as 2nd Lt. 1986, 1st Lt. 1987 and 1988, Deputy Chief 1991, Deputy Chief and Board of Directors 1993, Chief and Board of Directors 1994, Deputy Chief 1996, Captain 1997, Chief and Board of Directors 1998 and 1999. Was a member of Medic Unit Co. # 60 from Dec. 1998 to Apr. 2005. He was a member of the Waldorf Vol. Fire Department from 2000 to present as a Firefighter and EMT Paramedic holding the positions of Fire Lt., EMS Safety Officer for the past 6 years, EMS QA/QI Officer for 2 years, Charles County IV Tech. Coordinator and CPR Instructor from 2000 to present. His US Navy Federal Firefighter career started on August 18, 1988 as a temporary Firefighter at Patuxent River, on January 1, 1989 was transferred to NOS, Indian Head, in 1994 was promoted to Driver, on December 6, 1998 was promoted to Captain, April 2001 was promoted to Operations Chief (Asst. Chief), May 2007 he became Regional Training Chief for the Navel District Washington, December 31, 2012 he retired.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday March 20th at the Sacred Heart Church LaPlata, MD. from 3 to 8 PM, with prayers at 7 PM. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on March 21st at 10 AM at Sacred Heart Church. Interment to follow at the St. Ignatius Church Cemetery.

"Inlieu of flowers" Contributions may be made to the Augustus W. Bowling, III Memorial Fund PNC Bank Locations - Benefit - Joshua Bowling Education Fund. Mail to: John Jameson, 6270 Whispering Lane, La Plata, MD 20646
Arrangements provided by the Arehart-Echols Funeral Home, PA LaPlata, MD

Joseph Peter "Pete" Nelson, Sr. , 73

Passed On: 03/14/2013

Joseph  Peter "Pete" Nelson, Sr. , 73A Funeral Service will be held on Sunday, March 17, 2013 at 3:00 PM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home chapel with Deacon Bill Nickerson officiating. Interment will be private. The family receive friends on Sunday, March 17, 2013 from 2:00PM until 5:00PM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home chapel.Joseph Peter Nelson, Sr. "Pete" 73 of Avenue, MD passed away on March 14, 2013 in Avenue, MD. Born May 31, 1939 in Leonardtown, MD, he was the son of the late Francis Parren Nelson, Sr. and Agnes Katherine Ryon Nelson. Pete is survived by his son Joseph P. Nelson, Jr and his wife Michelle of Great Mills, MD, son in-law Tommy Sparks of Lexington Park, MD, 4 Grandchildren, 4 Great-Grandchildren, siblings: Shirley Vallandingham of Colton's Point, MD, Francis "Rod" Nelson, Jr. (Claudia) of Avenue, MD, Michael "Mickey" Nelson (Liz), John "Jack" Nelson (Debbie), and Terry Lee Nelson (Barbara), all of Clements, MD, Clyde "Corkey" Nelson (Gyale), Sandra Kaywood (George), James "Buck" Nelson (Lorraine), and Donald "Donnie" Nelson (Sandy) all of Mechanicsville, MD. Pete was preceded in death by his daughter Pamela Sparks, sister Joan Ryce and brother in-laws Francis Vallandingham and Tommy Ryce.Pete was a lifelong St. Mary's County resident and was a Heavy Equipment Operator and Waterman until his retirement in 2006.Pete enjoyed going to the dirt track, fishing, crabbing and his dog Friskie.The family receive friends on Sunday, March 17, 2013 from 2:00PM until 5:00PM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home chapel. A Funeral Service will be held on Sunday, March 17, 2013 at 3:00 PM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home chapel with Deacon Bill Nickerson officiating. Interment will be private.Memorial contributions may be made to the Seventh District Volunteer Rescue Squad P.O. Box 7 Avenue, MD 20609.

Larramont "Larry" Howard Grant, 85

Passed On: 03/14/2013

Funeral ServiceLife Celebration Larramont "Larry" Howard Grant, 85, of Mechanicsville, MD, formerly of Upper Marlboro, MD died peacefully at the Charlotte Hall Veterans Home, Charlotte Hall, MD on March 14, 2013. Born September 11, 1927 in Dayton, Ohio he was the son of Louis Howard Grant and Gertrude Burns Grant. Larry retired from the U.S. Navy as an Electronics Technician/Chief Petty Officer 1st Class. After his service in the Navy, he worked as a mail processing mechanic for the United States Postal Service. He was a devoted husband and father who enjoyed photography, astronomy, and writing.
Predeceased by his parents ; wife, Flora "Flo" Emma Grant, brothers, George L. Cooper and Richard L. Grant he is survived by his children, Francis Paul Grant (Anita), Elizabeth "Beth" Ann Curtis (David), Cathleen G. Grant and Harry Louis Grant (Tammi); grandchildren Jason Grant, Nicholle Grant, Patricia Grant, David Grant, Jacqueline Curtis, Ryan Curtis, Joshua Curtis, Ashlie Lanier, Hannah Grant, and Chloe Grant; great-grandchildren , C.J., Aiden, Keiondre, Kentrell, Adriyanna, and Lanaiya; sister-in-law Marie Paul; nephew David and nieces Lynn, Barbara, Mary Jo, Patty, Vicki, Carol and Laurie
The family will receive friends for Larry's Life Celebration on Wednesday, March 27 from 6:00-8:00p.m. at Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home, P.A., 30195 Three Notch Rd., Charlotte Hall, MD 20622. A Funeral Service will be held at 7:30p.m. Pastor Paul Goodwin will officiate. Interment will take place Thursday, March 28, 2013 at Maryland Veterans Cemetery, Cheltenham, MD at 3:00p.m.

Frederick Miller Johnson, MD, 91

Passed On: 03/13/2013

Life CelebrationFrederick Miller Johnson, M.D. (November 12, 1921- March 13, 2013) died at Charlotte Hall Veterans Home from congestive heart failure.

He was born in Columbus, Ohio to Orville Miller Johnson of New Vienna, Ohio and Maud Okey Johnson of Marietta, Ohio. Great-grandson to General A.J. Warner of the Tenth Pennsylvania Reserves, three-term Congressman from Ohio, and superintendent of the Rock Creek trolley in Washington D.C.

Predeceased by his wife of 52 years Joanne Milash Johnson (d. Jan. 16, 1998), and his brothers David and Warner.

Survived by his sons Paul (JoAnn) of Fayetteville, PA; Michael (Cindy) of La Plata, MD, William (Julie Baldwin) of Temple Terrace, FL and Andrew of La Plata, MD along with his daughter Susan Johnson-Manicke (Robert) of Danbury, CT. He also leaves behind five grandchildren Christopher McPhee, Joanna Wright, Nicholas Johnson, Nathaniel Johnson and Isabella Johnson.

His family moved to Takoma Park, MD in 1923. As a youth, he sailed the Potomac with his fellow Sea Scout brothers and played tennis He graduated from Montgomery Blair High School in 1939 and received his Bachelor degree in Biology from the University of Maryland, College Park in 1943. In 1942 he was the Sports editor of the Diamondback newspaper and editor of the Diamondback yearbook in 1943. He belonged to three fraternities: The Epsilon Gamma Chapter of Alpha Tau Omega, Pi Delta Epsilon (Vice President), and a member of the Omicron Delta Kappa (Sigma Circle), an honorary leadership fraternity.

His studies were interrupted by the war in 1944, which he entered in the second wave of D-day. He served in the 1st Army, 9th Division, 3rd Battalion, seeing action as a Corpsman in France before being wounded in Belgium by mortar fire. He received the Purple Heart and returned to his unit in time for the Battle of the Bulge, the capture of the Remagen Bridge, and liberation of several POW and concentration camps in Germany.

Upon his return, he married Joanne in Sharon, PA in 1946 in a traditional Serbian Orthodox wedding. They had originally met at a USO social before he shipped over to France. They moved to Greenbelt MD where he completed his Master degree in Zoology from the University of Maryland and entered medical school at the University of Maryland in Baltimore. He graduated in 1951 and completed his residency at Baltimore City Hospital in 1953. He first started general practice in Selbyville, Delaware before moving to La Plata, Maryland where he was a family physician from 1954 to 1981. He was Chief of Staff at Physicians Memorial Hospital from 1972-74. From 1981-1991, he was a family physician for NSA at Ft. Meade. He then returned to private practice part time until his retirement in 1999. He was a member of the Maryland Chirurgical Society and the Medical Alumni Association of the University of Maryland. He was a long-standing member of the American Academy of Family Physicians. He mentored University of Maryland medical students in their general practice clerkships. As a general practitioner, he performed comprehensive care unheard of today. He often made house calls, delivered over two thousand babies, administered anesthesia, set bones, and took turns with his colleagues in emergency room duties at the then-new Physicians Memorial Hospital. Recognizing a public health need, he promoted a polio vaccine program with Amish families in southern Maryland.

Doc, as everyone knew him, was very active in the community, serving as Scoutmaster for Troop 423 from 1959 to 1968, team physician for the La Plata High School football team, and actor- with his wife and friends-in many productions of the Port Tobacco Players. He enjoyed Sunday Bible studies at the United Methodist Church in La Plata. He was a charter member of the Rotary Club in La Plata. He was an avid golfer who won President's Cup and twice finished runner-up in Hawthorne Country Club championships. He participated in Free State Seniors Golf Association and Maryland Golf Association events. Fulfilling a life long passion, Doc painted landscapes and scenes from southern Maryland. He and his wife loved to travel and were frequent attendees of the Kennedy Center and Arena Stage. He also found time to get his pilot's license to fly small planes. Reading history books and doing the daily crossword puzzle were always part of his daily routine. We will miss his irreverent sense of humor and the compassionate care he gave to us all.

Visitation will be from 2-4pm and 6-8pm, with Funeral Service at 7:00pm on Thursday, March 21, 2013 at Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home, 30195 Three Notch Road, CharlotteHall, MD 20622. Interment will be at Trinity Memorial Gardens, Waldorf, MD on Friday, March 22, 2013 at 12:00pm.

We would like to thank all who helped him during his lengthy and severe illness, especially the staff of Civista Hospital, Charlotte Hall Veteran's Home, Hospice of St. Mary's, Calvert Memorial Hospital, Dr. Burke, Dr. Sanchez, Dr. Wilhelm and especially Dr. Cafferty at Charlotte hall Veteran's Home for the superb care they provided him in his final years.

Memorial contributions in his name may be made to:
Charlotte Hall Veterans Home
29449 Charlotte Hall Road
Charlotte Hall, MD 20622

A completed donation form must accompany all donations received by the Veterans Home. Please click below for a copy of the form that is required by the MD Dept. of Veterans Affairs: http://www.charhall.org/documents/DonationForm02013.pdf
or:

Hospice of St Mary's
P.O. Box 625
Leonardtown, MD
http://www.stmaryshospitalmd.org/hospice

Janet Francis Davis, 57

Passed On: 03/13/2013

Janet F. Davis 57 of Nanjemoy, Md, died on March 13, 2013 in Baltimore, Md.

She was born on August6, 1955 to the late Edward and Dorothea Murphy. She is also predeceased by her sisters Dorothea Louise Coleman, Guyleen Murphy, Kathern Victoria Murphy and Dorothy Lee Murphy, father-in-law Lawrence A. Davis.

She is survived by her loving husband Laurence Davis, sons David W., Robert A., and James M. Davis. Sisters Elizabeth Leach (Charles), Marie Goldsmith (Ron) and Edwina Faverty (Butch),grandchildren Joey Chesley and Zachary Davis, Nieces Ronda Davis, Erin Leach, Amber Davis, nephews Eddie Coleman, Sean Leach, Ronnie Goldsmith and Jason Few, great niece Therersa Davis (John), great nephews Shane Davis, Ryan Davis and Drake Few, mother-in-law Agnes C. Davis and her brother-in-law John Davis (Theresa).

Janet worked as a Bus Driver for Compton Bus Service and graduated from Lackey High School. She loved puzzle books and her grandchildren.

The family will receive friends on Thursday March 21st from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM with prayers at 6 PM. Funeral Services will be held on Friday March 22nd 11 AM at the Old Durham Church Nanjemoy, Md. Interment to follow in the church cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Old Durham Church 8700 Ironsides Rd. Nanjemoy, Md. 20662.

Mary Alice Collins , 78, Great Mills, MD

78, Great Mills, MD

Born: 04/27/1934, Passed On: 03/12/2013

Mary Alice Collins , 78, Great Mills, MDMary Alice Collins, 78 of Great Mills, Maryland, passed away on March 12, 2013. Visitation will be Monday, March 18, 2013 at 10:30 am until Mass of Christian Burial at 11:30 am at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 22375 Three Notch Road, Lexington Park, MD. Interment to follow in the church cemetery.

Doris Gertrude Welch, 81

Passed On: 03/12/2013

Services Visitation with prayers at 6:00p.m.Doris Gertrude Welch 81, of Benedict, MD, died March 12, 2013 at Prince George's Hospital in Cheverly, Maryland. Born February 7, 1932 in Washington, DC, She was the daughter of the late John M Richards and the late Carrie G Richards. Doris was a homemaker and enjoyed taking care of her family and her dog, Joy. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend.

Doris was predeceased by her parents, her husband Adolph F Welch, her son Donald F Welch, and her brothers John M Richards Jr. and William N Richards.

She is survived by her son Robert Welch (Teresa), grandchildren Jason Welch (Lindsey), Amy Welch (Darin), Brian Welch (Tina) and 4 great grandchildren Lacie, Addison, Tyler and Bianka.

A visitation will be on Sunday, March 17, 2013 from 2:00-4:00 PM and 6:00-8:00 PM with prayers at 6:00PM at Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home, P.A. 30195 Three Notch Rd. Charlotte Hall, MD. A funeral service will be held on Monday, March 18, 2013 at 10:00AM at St. Francis de Sales Church, 7815 Benedict Avenue, Benedict, MD 20612. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Gardens 3165 Mattawoman-Beantown Road, Waldorf, MD 20604.

Ethel Inez Cusic, 76

Passed On: 03/12/2013

Ethel  Inez Cusic, 76A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Monday, March 18, 2013 at 10:00 AM in St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Morganza, MD with Father Keith Woods officiating. Interment will follow in Queen of Peace cemetery.The family will receive friends on Sunday, March 17, 2013 from 2:00PM to 5:00PM with prayers recited at 3:00PM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, Leonardtown, MD.Ethel Inez Cusic, 76, of Mechanicsville, MD formerly from Hughesville, MD passed away on March 12, 2013 in her home. Born on March 7, 1937 in Benedict, MD, she was the daughter of the late William Nicholas and Elsie Irene (Goldsmith) Langley. Ethel was the loving wife of Quincy Edward "Jr." Cusic whom she married on August 3, 1957 in Benedict, MD. Mrs. Cusic is survived by her children; Debbie Johnson (Ray) of Bryantown, MD, Sandra Wood (Tony), Karen Montgomery (John "Monkey") both of Mechanicsville, MD, and brother James (Darlene) Langley of La Plata, MD. Ethel graduated from La Plata High School in 1955 and moved from Hughesville, MD to St. Mary's County in 1957. She worked as a Secretary for Edward "Jr." Cusic Building Company for 42 years retiring in 2005. Ethel enjoyed; dancing, cooking, playing slot machines, watching wrestling, camping, playing cards, gardening, and was a devoted member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church. She was known to many as "Mama Inie" and "Aunt Inie" to her loving niece and nephew Donna and Tom. Many always complimented her famous potato salad. She was a wonderful wife, mother, and friend. She was a second mom to a lot of people, and loved by many. The family will receive friends on Sunday, March 17, 2013 from 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM with prayers recited at 3:00 PM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home Leonardtown, MD. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, March 18, 2013 at 10:00 AM in St. Joseph's Catholic Church Morganza, MD with Father Keith Woods officiating. Interment will follow in Queen of Peace Catholic Cemetery Helen, MD. Pallbearers will be; Francis Copsey, Francis Langley, Tom Langley, Bobby Cusic, Ray Johnson, and John "Monkey" Montgomery. Honorary Pallbearers will be; John Montgomery, Jimmy Herriman, Raymond Quade, Tom Hagan, Rita Kelley, and Dorothy Morgan. Contributions may be made to Hospice House of St. Mary's P.O. Box 625 Leonardtown, MD 20650.

Joan Carolyn Miller, 81

Passed On: 03/12/2013

Graveside ServiceJoan Carolyn Miller, 81 of Lawton, OK, formerly of Lexington Park, MD died March 12, 2013 at the Grace Care Center, Witchita Falls, TX.

Born September 23, 1931 in St. Louis, MO, she was the daughter of the late Ferdinand Schiller and Clara (Friederich) Schiller.

Joan moved to Lexington Park, MD in 1978 and lived there until July 2010 when she moved to Lawton, OK. Joan married her husband of 39 years, Charles William Miller on September 8, 1951. Charles preceded her in death in 1991. Joan participated in yearly American Lung Cancer Society Fundraiser drives in memory of her late husband.

Joan is survived by her children, Charles David Miller and Karen Lea Hansen; 7 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; and her beloved beagle, Buddy.

A graveside service will be conducted by Rev. Timothy R. McNutt on Thursday, March 21, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. in Charles Memorial Gardens, Leonardtown, MD.

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

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

Chester Knight Lynch, 96

Passed On: 03/11/2013

Chester Knight Lynch, Jr., 96, of California, MD died March 11, 2013 at his home in California, MD.

He was born February 23, 1917 in Philadelphia, PA to the late Chester Knight Lynch, Sr. and Elsie Sacksenheimir.

On December 3, 1941 he entered the United States Coast Guard and proudly served his country until his honorable discharge on June 26, 1946, as a Machinists Mate First Class. He was employed by the Federal Government as an Electrician for 30 years until his retirement in 1972. On April 7, 1950, he married his late wife, Rose Marie Lynch, who passed away on February 1, 2013. Together they enjoyed 62 years of marriage. He was a member of the Lexington Park Lions Club and the VFW. His hobbies included fishing, gardening, watching NASCAR racing, and camping. He travelled extensively in his retirement with his wife. Some of his favorite travels include his trip to China and Australia.

Chester is survived by his children, Denise M. Farmer (Joe) of California, MD and David B. Lynch (Susannah) of Hollywood, MD; and his grandchildren, Jacob Lynch of Hollywood, MD, Benjamin Lynch of Hollywood, MD, Christopher Farmer of Fort Hood, TX and Nathan Farmer of California, MD. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by his sister, Elsie Brady.

Family will receive friends on Saturday, March 16, 2013 from 11 AM to 1 PM at the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., 22955 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown, MD 20650. A graveside service and interment will be held on Thursday, July 25, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. in Arlington National Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Lexington Park Volunteer Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 339, Lexington Park, MD 20653.

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

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

Clara Elizabeth "Lizzie" Dyson , 91

Passed On: 03/11/2013

Clara  Elizabeth "Lizzie" Dyson , 91A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, March 16, 2013 at 10:30 AM in Sacred Heart Catholic Church Bushwood, MD with Michael Tietjen officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends on Saturday, March 16, 2013 from 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home Leonardtown, MDClara Elizabeth "Lizzie" Dyson 91 of Leonardtown, MD and formerly of Bushwood, MD passed away on March 11, 2013 in St. Mary's Nursing Center Leonardtown, MD.Born December 15, 1921 in Bushwood, MD to the late John Clement and Mary Pearl Butler Dyson, she is survived by her siblings Sara Ann Loretta Somerville of Bushwood, MD and Rev. Richard Clement Dyson of Frederick, MD. Lizzie was preceded in death by her siblings John Alfred Dyson, James Thomas Dyson, Isaac Alexandria Dyson, Mary Lillian Burton, Agnes Josephine Dyson, Susan Gertrude Tyer, Pearl Madeline Beatty and Julia Louise Clement Dyson.Lizzie was a lifelong resident of St. Mary's County and graduated from Banneker School in 1940. Lizzie was a Home/Child Care Provider for the Burch family for 61 years, retiring in 2003.Lizzie was a member of the Ladies Auxilary of the Knights of St. John. She enjoyed making quilts and pillows, the Washington Senators Baseball Team, playing bingo and cards. She was noted for her potato salad, yeast rolls and fried chicken. The family will receive friends on Saturday, March 16, 2013 from 9:00AM until 10:00AM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home chapel. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Saturday, March 16, 2013 at 10:30AM in Sacred Heart Catholic Church Bushwood, MD with Fr. Michael Tietjen officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Pallbearers will be her nephew's.Contributions may be made to Sacred Heart Church 23070 Maddox Road Bushwood, MD 20618, St. Mary's Nursing Center P.O. Box 518 Leonardtown, MD 20650 and/or Friends of Cedar Lane 22680 Cedar Lane Court Leonardtown, MD 20650.

Peter W. Dintino, 67

Passed On: 03/11/2013

Peter W. Dintino, 67Peter Dintino of La Plata, formerly of Bradbury Heights, died March 11, 2013 at Bradford Oaks Nursing Home. Born in Washington, D.C., he was the son of the late Alfred and Mary Dintino. He has two brothers, Alfred and Joseph, and three sisters, JoAnne Pounsberry, Rose Jenkins and Madeline Pell.

Peter worked as a steam fitter and later for the D.C. government. He enjoyed music, the stock market and always kept himself busy. He endured many health issues during his life.

All of his family will love and miss him always. He was a special son, brother and uncle.

Visitation will be held on Sunday March 17, from 2 to 6 PM at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church LaPlata, MD and on Monday March 18, from 8:30 AM until Mass time at 10 AM.

Interment to follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery, Suitland, MD.

Everyone is invited back to the Friendship Room at Sacred Heart Church, La Plata, MD for refreshments.

Arrangements provided by the Arehart-Echols Funeral Home LaPlata, MD.




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