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Brenda Lee Bowling, 62

Passed On: 08/30/2014

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Willy Duro Grusholt, 83

Passed On: 08/30/2014

Funeral ServiceViewing Willy Duro Grusholt, Jr., 83, of Mechanicsville, MD and formerly of Camp Springs, MD and Forestville, MD passed away on August 30, 2014 at Hospice House of St. Mary's in Callaway, MD.

He was born on April 5, 1931 in Washington, DC to the late Willy Duro Grusholt, Sr. and the late Martha Washington (Tippett) Grusholt.

Willy loved spending time in Ocean City, MD with his family. He enjoyed dining out and cutting grass on his John Deere Tractor. Willy has lived in St. Mary's County, MD for the past 10 years. He was a member of many clubs and groups including Forestville Volunteer Fire Department, St. Charles Mall Walkers, Northern Senior Center Bingo, and Widows club of Southern Maryland.

In addition to his parents, Willy was predeceased by his beloved wife, Murle Maxine (Obier) Grusholt; brother, James Grusholt; and sister, Betty Hamrick.

Willy is survived by his two sons and their wives, Willy D. Grusholt, III. (Donna) and Michael E. Grusholt (Patricia); brothers, Eddie Grusholt (Ellie) and Kenneth Grusholt (Rose); sisters, Mary Myers, Joyce Beall (Elwood), Jean Streeter, Cathy Mattingly, and Louise Alley; five grandchildren, Jaime Davis (Chris), Emily, Nicole, Kyle, and Kelly Grusholt; and one great grandchild, Zachary Davis.

Family and friends will be received to celebrate Willy's Life on Thursday, September 4, 2014 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home, P.A., 30195 Three Notch Road, Charlotte Hall, MD 20622. A Funeral Service will be held at the funeral home on Friday, September 5, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Cemetery, 3221 Mattawoman-Beantown Road, Waldorf, MD 20601.

Pallbearers will be Chris Davis, Doug Compton, Jr., Phil Diprima, Phil Albert, Gary Pashkevich, and John Myers.

Memorial contributions in his memory may be made to: Hospice House of St. Mary's, P.O. Box 625, Leonardtown, MD 20650.

David Henry Pitts, III, 77

Passed On: 08/30/2014

David  Henry  Pitts, III, 77A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, September 6, 2014 at 11:00 AM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home Leonardtown, MD with Pastor Kevin Cullins officiating. Interment will follow in Charles Memorial Gardens Leonardtown, MD.The family will receive friends on Saturday, September 6, 2014 from 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home Leonardtown, MD.

Winston Allen Fritz, 71

Passed On: 08/30/2014

Memorial ServiceWinston Allen Fritz, 71, of Hancock, MD died peacefully August 30, 2014 at Charlotte Hall Veterans Home, Charlotte Hall, MD. Born February 22, 1943 in Smithsburg, MD, he was the son of Lorraine Crawford Fritz and Isabel Alice Garnand.
Winston worked as a machinist for Fairchild Heller Aircraft and Mack Truck. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1960 to 1963 and was a member of American Legion Post # 26 in Hancock, MD. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was also a Nascar fan.

Winston is survived by his wife Joyce A. Fritz; sons, Roderick W. Fritz of Pine Grove, PA, Allen C. Fritz of Cleveland, Ohio, Tyler L. Fritz of Martinsburg, WV and Jarrin P. White of Hancock, MD; daughter, Danielle R. Kann of Winchester, VA; brothers, Robert L. Fritz of Punta Gorda, FL, David E. Fritz of Mont Alto, PA and Richard N. Fritz of Smithsburg, MD; sisters, Dorothy M. Martin of Smithsburg, MD, Shirley A. Harne of Hagerstown, MD and Susan O. Cline of Hagerstown, MD; 12 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.

Private arrangements are being handled by Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home, P.A., 30195 Three Notch Rd., Charlotte Hall, MD 20622.

A memorial service will be held 2pm on Friday, September 5th, 2014 at the Warfordsburg Presbyterian Church in Warfordsburg, PA. In lieu of flowers, donation may be made to Warfordsburg Presbyterian Church, 12941 Buck Valley Rd., Warfordsburg, PA 17267 or Hospice of St. Mary's County, P.O. Box 625, Leonardtown, MD 20650.

Carroll "Dean" Wilson, 72

Passed On: 08/30/2014

Funeral ServiceLife CelebrationCarroll "Dean" Wilson, 72, of Hollywood, MD passed away August 30, 2014 at MedStar of St Mary's in Leonardtown, MD.

Born on January 13, 1942 in Boone, NC, he was the son of the late Raymond D. Wilson and Mary A. Calloway Wilson.

Dean, known to many as "Dino," married his beloved wife, Barbara Jeanette Quade Wilson on September 22, 1967 in Leonardtown, MD. Together, they celebrated 46 wonderful years of marriage. He was employed by Aldridge Ford as a Body Shop Manager until his retirement in 2004. He served on the Board of Directors for the Breton Bay Country Club and was a member of the Patuxent Moose Lodge # 2393, Hollywood, MD. He loved to play golf, fish, and most of all he enjoyed fixing cars! Although he was not born in St. Mary's County, he considered himself a "County Guy" who knew a lot of people and never met a stranger.

Dean is survived by his wife, Barbara; brother, Dallas Wilson (Judy) of Virginia Beach, VA; his sister, Ruth Cook (Bob) of Boone, NC, his nephew, Jake Cook (Julie) of Whitefish, MT; great-nieces, Anna and Natalie of Whitefish, MT and sister-in-law, Janice Wilson of Freeport, FL; and many extended family and friends. In addition to his parents, he is also preceded in death by his brother, Danny Wilson.

Family will receive friends for Dean's Life Celebration on Thursday, September 4, 2014, from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m., at Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., 22955 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown, MD 20650. A Funeral Service will be celebrated on Friday, September 5, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Brinsfield Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Queen of Peace Cemetery, 38888 Dr. Johnson Road, Mechanicsville, MD 20659.

Serving as pallbearers will be Mickey Emory, Billy Goddard, Ricky Mattingly, Bob Arnold, Eric Ward and Bernie Bevans.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hollywood Volunteer Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 79, Hollywood, MD 20636 or Hospice of St. Mary's, P.O. Box 625, Leonardtown, MD 20650.

Condolences may be made at www.brinsfieldfuneral.com

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

Larry Eugene Taborek, 59

Passed On: 08/29/2014

Larry Eugene Taborek, 59 A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at 10:00 AM in St. Joseph's Catholic Church Morganza, MD with Father Keith Woods officiating. Interment will follow in Charles Memorial Gardens Leonardtown, MD. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, September 2, 2014 from 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM with prayers recited at 7:00 PM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home Leonardtown, MD. Larry Eugene Taborek, 59, of Clements, MD, went home to the Lord on Friday, August 29, 2014, surrounded by his loved ones at John Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center, Baltimore, MD after a courageously fought battle with leukemia.Larry was born on September 21, 1954 in Great Falls, Montana to the late Frank and Frances Taborek. He enjoyed growing up in the "Big Sky Country" and exploring the great outdoors until he joined the Navy at age 19. He later returned to Great Falls, MT and attended a Catholic college where he obtained an Associate's degree in computer science. He later moved to Northern VA, where he pursued work in his career field of computers and information technology. Larry married his soul mate, Frances (Yates) Taborek on April 25, 1987. They were blessed with 27 years of marriage and were proud parents to their beloved son, Alex. Larry was also a cherished God-father, uncle, brother, mentor and friend to all those who knew and loved him. Larry is survived by his wife, Frances (Yates) Taborek, son, Alex Taborek, Brothers, Ed Taborek of Springfield, VA, Joe Taborek of Huntersville, North Carolina, Steve (Vicki) Taborek of Chanhassen, Minnesota, and sisters, Peggy Scroggins (Mike) of Cataula, Georgia, Barbara (Dan) Majerus of Columbus, Montana and MaryLou Shelton of DeQueen, Arkansas, and numerous God children, nephews, nieces and treasured friends. Larry was predeceased by his parents and sister Karen Taborek and sister-in-law, Myra Taborek. Larry was employed by Sabre Systems, Inc. for 16 years providing computer systems administration for the Atlantic Test Range at the Naval Air Station, Patuxent River, MD and prior to that worked four years at DTC supporting the Test and Evaluation Community Network (TECNET) for the Department of Defense as well as other contractors in the Northern VA area. Larry also honorably served in the United States Navy from 1974 through 1978 as a gunfire control technician towards the end of the Vietnam War.Larry loved spending time with family and friends. His personal interests included reading, camping, and sailing. He likewise enjoyed traveling and vacationing with family, especially beach vacations. Larry's expertise in "all things computers" led to him being called upon often by family and friends to help troubleshoot. He was always eager to help. He and son, Alex shared a common interest in learning to play guitar. Larry also looked forward to the time spent being Alex's Scout troop leader. Astronomy was yet another of Larry's favorite pastimes and he was an active member of the Southern Maryland Astronomical Society. Larry was an active member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Morganza, MD and enjoyed singing in the church choir and participating in bible studies. Larry loved sharing his Catholic faith and in doing so he touched many lives. He enjoyed blogging on the Internet as a forum for sharing his faith and sometimes spent hours researching information to share on these blogs, helping people gain a deeper understanding of their own Catholic beliefs. Larry had incredible faith and was an amazing man of God.The family will receive friends on Tuesday, September 2, 2014 from 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM with prayers recited at 7:00 PM in the Mattingly-Gardiner Funeral Home, Leonardtown, MD. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Morganza, MD, on Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at 10:00 AM with Father Keith Woods officiating. Interment will follow at Charles Memorial Gardens, Leonardtown, MD. Pallbearers are nephews Ken Taborek, Phil Taborek, Lucas Taborek, Tom Taborek, Joe Taborek and Dillon Yates.The family asks that memorial contributions be made to American Cancer Society in Memory of Larry Taborek. Mail to 7500 Greenway Center Drive, Suite 300, Greenbelt, MD 20770 (or) Hospice of St. Mary's, P.O. Box 625, Leonardtown, MD 20650.

Stephen "Steve" Melvin Sparshott, 68

Passed On: 08/29/2014

MASSLife Celebration / Viewing with Prayers at 7:00 PMStephen "Steve" Melvin Sparshott, 68, of Mechanicsville, MD passed away on August 29, 2014 at Washington Hospital Center in Washington, DC.

He was born on December 13, 1945 in Washington, DC to the late William Lawrence Sparshott and the late Dorothy (Knott) Sparshott.

Steve retired as Supervisor from Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission. He loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He enjoyed taking cruises, dining out, working on lawnmowers, cutting grass, talking on the telephone, and being on Facebook. Steve also loved his dog, Sandy.

Steve was survived by his loving wife, Deborah "Debbie" Anne Sparshott; children, William Sparshott, Chris Sparshott (Holly), Dee Baldwin (Gary), Karen Porter, Christina Day, Megan Sparshott, and Katie Richards (Wayne); 14 grandchildren; and his in-laws, Phil and Judy Lucier.

Family and friends will be received for Steve's Life Celebration on Tuesday, September 2, 2014 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., with prayers at 7:00 p.m., at Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home, P.A., 30195 Three Notch Road, Charlotte Hall, MD 20622. A Mass will be held on Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 28297 Old Village Road, Mechanicsville, MD 20659. Interment will follow at Queen of Peace Cemetery, 38888 Dr. Johnson Road, Mechanicsville, MD 20659.

Pallbearers will be William Sparshott, Christopher Sparshott, Evan Porter, Zachery Sparshott, Cameron Sparshott, and Kenny Faunce.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Wayne Richards, Bobby Staples, Gary Baldwin, Nathan Day, Cody Kidwell, and Kirk Kidwell.

Memorial contributions in his memory may be made to: American Heart Association, 217 E. Redwood Street, 23rd Floor, Baltimore, MD 20659.

Mary Rita Dean, 75

Passed On: 08/29/2014

Mass of Christian BurialPrayers recited at 7:00 PMMary Rita Dean, 75, of Hollywood, MD passed away on Friday, August 29, 2014 at her home surrounded by her loving family.

Born June 28, 1939 in Leonardtown, MD and was the daughter of the late Francis Edgar Abell and Margaret M. Graves Abell.

Mary Rita was affectionately known by many as "Maw Maw." She attended Our Lady's School in Medley's Neck and St. Mary's Academy in Leonardtown, MD. On February 23, 1957, she married her beloved husband, Francis Levi Dean, Sr. Together they celebrated 33 wonderful years of marriage before his passing in April 1990. She began her career as a nurse's aide at St. Mary's Hospital, and after 40 years of dedicated service she retired working in the Respiratory Department. The lifelong friendship and love she shared with her dedicated co-workers is a testament to the beautiful person she was. She also lived in Winterseat Community in Hollywood, MD for over 30 years, where she shared the same love and friendship with her neighbors, who always looked after each other. Her hobbies included flower gardening, canning, attending BINGO, cheering on the Orioles, trips to the casino, and her Thursday card game. She also loved to cut grass. However, her greatest love was for her family, whom she enjoyed spending her time with.

Mary Rita is survived by her children, Francis Levi "Buster" Dean, Jr. (Laura) of Hollywood, MD, Robin E. Finley of Great Mills, MD, David R. Dean (Kathy) of Hollywood, MD, Donna K. Miedzinski (Mike) of Hollywood, MD, Donald R. Dean (Niomi) of Hollywood, MD, and Melvin A. Dean( Lori) of Hollywood, MD; her sisters, Emily Ann Owens (Joseph) of Mechanicsville, MD and Frances M. Lorence (Melvin of St. Inigoes, MD; 10 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family; and her dearest friends Charles "Snookie" and Shirley Miedzinski, Emery and Barbara Lawrence, and Dave and Barbara Hostetler. In addition to her parents and husband, she is also preceded in death by her brothers, Joseph Franics Abell and Charles E. Abell; and her sister, Margaret Mary Mulvey.

Family will receive friends for Mary Rita's Life Celebration on Wednesday, September 3, 2014 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., with prayers recited at 7:00 p.m., at Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., 22955 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown, MD 20650. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Rev. Raymond Schmidt on Thursday, September 4, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at St. John's Catholic Church, 43927 St. John's Road, Hollywood, MD 20636. Interment will follow at Charles Memorial Gardens in Leonardtown, MD.

Serving as pallbearers will be Jimbo Burroughs, Roger Burroughs, Jimmy Hayden, Melvin Lorence, Joe Owens, and C.P. Miedzinski. Honorary pallbearers will be Snookie Miedinski and Mary Rita's grandchildren, Ryan Dean, Kristen Riley, Dallas Dean, Julie Bushell, Derek Dean, Ashley Dean, Christopher Dean, Jonathan Dean, Kelsey Dean, and Deanna Finley.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Hospice House of St. Mary's, P.O. Box 625, Leonardtown, MD 20650; St. John's Catholic Church, 43927 St. John's Road, Hollywood, MD 20636, and Meals on Wheels, C/O St. Mary's County Department of Aging, P.O. Box 655, Leonardtown, MD 20650.

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

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

Dorothy Ann Saul, 82, Huntingtown, MD

82, Huntingtown, MD

Born: 08/28/1932, Passed On: 08/28/2014

Dorothy Ann Saul, 82, Huntingtown, MDDorothy Ann Saul, 82, of Huntingtown passed away August 28, 2014 at her residence. She was born August 28, 1932 in Noblesville, IN to Edwin N. and Ruby Ann (Kelly) Johnson. At the age of 8, Dorothy and her family moved to Washington, D.C. area and she was raised primarily in Prince George's County. She attended Palmer Park Jr. High School and graduated from Maryland Park High School. She was employed at Coral Hills Pharmacy as a clerk. Dorothy married Roderick J. Saul on November 6, 1948 and they lived in District Heights, where she raised her family until moving to Huntingtown in June of 1973. She was then employed at Super Fresh as a cashier, and was also a salesperson at the Mademoiselle Dress Shop, both in Prince Frederick. Dorothy was a member of the UFCW Local 400 in Landover. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and also enjoyed shopping, playing slot machines, and traveling, especially to visit family.

She was preceded in death by her husband Roderick J. "Roddy" Saul, a sister Mildred "Peggy" Hedges, brothers Edwin, Jr., Eugene, Ray and Don Johnson, and a daughter-in-law Karen Saul. Dorothy is survived by a daughter Juanita A. Catlett and husband Thomas of Huntingtown, and sons Dale T. Saul of Chesapeake Beach, David A. Saul and wife Debra of Huntingtown, and Ray S. Saul and wife Lori of Chesapeake Beach. Also surviving are sixteen grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren, brothers Robert Johnson of Houston, TX and Jack Jackson of Huntingtown.

Family and friends will be received Tuesday, September 9 from 2-4 & 7-9 PM at Rausch Funeral Home, P.A., where a funeral service and celebration of Dorothy's life will be held Wednesday, 11:30 AM. Interment will follow in Maryland Veterans Cemetery, Cheltenham.

Agnes Louise Clements, 87

Passed On: 08/27/2014

Agnes Louise Clements, 87A Prayer Service will be held on Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at 11:00 AM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home Leonardtown, MD with Father Marco Schad officiating. Interment will follow in St. Aloysius Catholic Cemetery Leonardtown, MD. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, September 3, 2014 from 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home Leonardtown, MD. Agnes "Aunt Aggie" Louise Angle Clements, 87, of California, MD formerly of Bushwood, MD, passed away on August 27, 2014 in Leonardtown, MD. Born on August 21, 1927 in Washington, DC, she was the loving daughter of the late Mary Lillian Graves Angle and Joseph Aloysius Angle. Agnes is preceded in death by her husband Charles Henry Clements whom she married on April 19, 1947 in Holy Angels Catholic Church Avenue, MD, and who preceded her in death on October 9, 2008. Agnes is survived by her children; Charlene Elliott (Norman), and Ann Marie Weber (Don) both of California, MD, Regina Lewis and Yvonne Reintzell both of Lexington Park, MD, Tony Clements (Janet) of Hollywood, MD, Earl Clements (Becky) of Cape Coral, FL, Mike Clements (Kim) and Mark Clements (Kristy) both of Lusby, MD, Denise Clements (Jill) of Richmond, VA, 20 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren, and 2 great great grandchildren. Siblings; Betty Hager of LA, Mary Pilkerton of Leonardtown, MD, George Angle, Beatrice Rollins, and Catherine Hughes all of Ridge, MD, Thomas Angle of TN, Clara Gatton of Helen, MD, and Dorothy Cullins of NC. She was preceded in death by granddaughter Stacy Reintzell, Great Grandchildren; Seth Morgan and Amari Clements, and siblings; Teresa Knott, Francis Angle, and James Angle. Agnes was a lifelong resident of St. Mary's County, MD, and was mother and housewife. She loved to bake for her children, and extended family, and loved to read about the Saints and Missionaries. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, September 3, 2014 from 10:00AM - 11:00 AM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home Leonardtown, MD. A Prayer Service will follow at 11:00 AM in the Funeral Home Chapel with Father Marco Schad officiating. Interment will follow in St. Aloysius Catholic Cemetery Leonardtown, MD. Pallbearers ; Shaun Elliott, Kyle Clements, Andrew Ratliff, Mark Clements, Jr., Daniel Clements, Joshua Morgan, Sam Clements, William Reintzell, Jason Reintzell, and Robert Clements. Honorary Pallbearers; Charles Clements, Jake Elliott, Jackson Morgan, Shay Tiger, Kyle Clements, Jr., Jonathan Clements, Jason Reintzell, Jr. and Jeromy Clements. . .

Constance Doreen Healy, 90

Passed On: 08/27/2014

Graveside ServicePrayers recited at 7:00 p.m.Constance Doreen Healy, 90, of Hollywood, Maryland died on 27 August 2014 at the St. Mary's Nursing Center.

Born in Fremantle, Western Australia on 22 June 1924, she was the daughter of the late Aubrey Stewart Lincoln Semmens and Hazel Lucy May (Clark) Semmens. She grew up in the city of Perth.

During World War II, she met United States submariner, Wilson Pershing Healy of Missouri, stationed in Perth, and they were married in 1943. One of 12,000 war brides from Australia, she began her journey to America with two babies in 1946 along with 1200 other brides on an aging steam train that crossed Australia in six days. Despite the heat, they were unable to open the windows due to soot from the engine. Reaching Sydney, they boarded a ship for the long voyage to the USA that sailor's called "The Diaper Run". To be with his family more regularly, Healy transferred from the Navy to the Air Force and they lived on bases around the United States, ending in Dover, Delaware. Constance was proud to become a naturalized citizen of the United States in 1953. She was a homemaker, loved reading, tennis, swimming and was a champion bowler. Her loving husband died in 1986.

Healy is survived by sister, Betty McCann, and brother, Neil Sorley, of Western Australia; daughters, Laraine Harris (David), of Dover, Delaware, Carol Junge Miller (Henry), of Hollywood, Md., Karen Baize (Patrick), of Sequin, Texas; and son, John Raymond Healy (Jayne), of Conway, South Carolina. Grandchildren are Angela, Lori, Stacey, John, Kris, Christopher, Jason, Jeffrey, and Sara. She has ten great grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at a viewing from 4 to 7 P.M. on Tuesday, 2 September 2014 with a prayer service at 7:00 P.M. by Father John Ball at Brinsfield Funeral Home, 22955 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown, MD. Interment will be in Delaware.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Mary's Nursing Center, P.O. Box 518, Leonardtown, Maryland 20650 or Hospice of St. Mary's, P.O. Box 625, Leonardtown, MD 20650.

Condolences may be made at www.brinsfieldfuneral.com

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

Patricia Ruth Zwick , 80

Passed On: 08/25/2014

Patricia Ruth  Zwick , 80A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, September 5, 2014 at 11:00 AM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home Leonardtown, MD with Deacon Bill Nickerson officating. Interment will follow in Maryland Veterans Cemetery Cheltenham, MD. The family will receive friends on Friday, September 5, 2014 from 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home Leonardtown, MD. Patricia "Patty" Ruth Zwick, 80, of Mechanicsville, MD passed away on August 25, 2014 in Leonardtown, MD. Born on August 15, 1934 in Columbus, OH, she was the daughter of the late Doris and James Smith of Columbus, OH. Patty was the loving wife of the late Louis C. Zwick, Sr., whom she married on June 21, 1953 in San Diego, CA, and who preceded her in death after 48 years of marriage on May, 1999. Patty is survived by her children; Victoria Zwick of La Plata, MD, Patricia Hall Marcotrigiano of Oxon Hill, MD, Deborah Sherman (Jeff) of Leonardtown, MD, Joyce Marstaller (Jim) of Lexington Park, MD, Richard Zwick (Brenda) of New Smyrna, FL, 11 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, and her brother Kenneth Smith. She was preceded in death by her son Louis C. Zwick, Jr., brothers; James Smith, and Edgar Smith. Patty served in the United States Navy during the Korean War, and worked on the Apollo Missions for National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). She was the owner of TNT Sports in Charlotte Hall, MD, and helped her husband with the Little League Baseball in Florida and Maryland for 35 years. The family will receive friends on Friday, September 5, 2014 from 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home Leonardtown, MD. A Funeral Service will follow at 11:00 AM with Deacon Bill Nickerson officiating. Interment will follow in Maryland Veterans Cemetery Cheltenham, MD.

John Franklin Stone, Sr., 67

Passed On: 08/25/2014

Funeral ServiceLife CelebrationJohn F. Stone, Sr., 67, of Leonardtown, MD passed away August 25, 2014 at MedStar Washington Hospital Center.

Born on April 27, 1947 in Leonardtown, MD, he was the son of the late Joseph V. Stone and Mary Mildred Johnson.

John proudly served in the United States Army from July 1966 to his honorable discharge in June 1968. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War. John married his beloved wife, Laura Ann Hall Stone on June 17, 1967 at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Compton, MD. Together, they celebrated 36 wonderful years of marriage before her passing in 2003. He was employed by the United States government at the U.S. House of Representatives in the Furniture Finishing Shop until his retirement in 1995. He was an avid wood worker, in which he enjoyed restoring furniture. He collected John Deere memorabilia. His greatest love was for his family, but his grandchildren were his pride and joy, and he loved to spend as much time as possible with them.

John is survived by his children, J.F. Stone (Debbie) of Callaway, MD, Steven Stone (Nancy) of Callaway, MD, and April Peacher (Mike) of Leonardtown, MD; his siblings, Jimmy Stone (Dotty) of Leonardtown, MD, Charles Stone (Bertie) of Welcome, MD, Jean Nelson (George) of Leonardtown, MD, Linda Oliver (Jimmy) of Mechanicsville, MD, and Doris Bean (John Lou) of California, MD; and his grandchildren, Autumn Peacher and Brandon Peacher of Leonardtown, MD. In addition to his parents and wife, he is also preceded in death by his brother, Jackie Stone, and sisters, Barbara Logan and Shirley Forsythe.

Family will receive friends for John's Life Celebration on Monday, September 1, 2014, from 2:00 - 5:00 p.m., at Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., 22955 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown, MD 20650. A Funeral Service will be celebrated by Reverend John Nguyen on Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at Brinsfield Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Charles Memorial Gardens, Leonardtown, MD 20650.

Serving as pallbearers will be Justin Stone, George Nelson, Ryan Nelson, John-Boy Bean, Guy Knott, and Larry Carter.

Memorial contributions may be made to Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 75817, Topeka, KS 66675.

Condolences may be made at www.brinsfieldfuneral.com

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

Norman T. Toledo, 48

Passed On: 08/24/2014

A Mass of Christian BurialLife Celebration with Prayers Recited at 7:00 PMNorman T. Toledo, 48, of Lexington Park, MD passed away on August 24, 2014 at MedStar Washington Hospital Center.

Born November 4, 1965 in Bugallon Pangasinan, Philippines, he was the son of Gertrudes (Terria) Toledo and the late Cayetano Toledo.

Norman married the love of his life, Cecile Toledo, on March 11, 1992, in the Philippines. He loved to take trips back home to the Philippines to visit his family and friends. Norman moved to Maryland in 1991. He worked for Triton Metal Works. Norman held a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education. He enjoyed carpentry and being a handyman.

In addition to his mother, Norman is survived by his wife, Cecile; children, Norman Caye Toledo and Jetticel Toledo; his brothers, Gerald Toledo (Maricel), and Glenn Toledo (Marilou); his sisters, Marlyn Matudio (Henry), Margie Abuan (Bob), Myrna Alano (Lito), Lorna Fontaine (Tony), Lourdes Ocado (Francisco), Lani Paz Espinoza, Noeme Romero (Rico), and Nilda Bautista (Bayani), all of Maryland.

Family will receive friends for Norman's Life Celebration on Friday, August 29, 2014 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., with prayers recited at 7:00 p.m., at Brinsfield Funeral Home, 22955 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown, MD 20650. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Reverend Marco Schad on Saturday, August 30, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 22375 Three Notch Road, Lexington Park, Maryland 20653. Interment will be private.

Condolences may be made at www.brinsfieldfuneral.com.

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

Paul "Kevin" Merkle, 52, Port Republic, Maryland

52, Port Republic, Maryland

Born: 10/01/1961, Passed On: 08/23/2014

Paul "Kevin" Merkle, 52, Port Republic, MarylandPaul "Kevin" Merkle, 52, of Port Republic, Maryland passed away on August 23, 2014 in Washington DC. Kevin was born on October 1, 1961, in Montgomery County to the late Janet Merkle and Paul Merkle. He is also preceded in death by his beloved dog "Elvis". He lived in Calvert County and graduated from Calvert High School in 1979. Kevin was an active member of Full Gospel Assembly of God Church in Prince Frederick. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends, going to car shows, NASCAR, football, crossword puzzles and sharing the word of God.

Kevin is survived by his beloved wife of 25 years, Laura W. Merkle, and his daughter, Nikki and her fiancé Roger Smith, Jr. Son of Betty Merkle, brother of Colleen Fox, her husband Mark, and their children, Chris and Matthew, his sisters Karen and Susan Penn. He is also survived by his mother and father in law, Ardie and Alvin Wheaton, and sister in law Helen Gross, husband Joe and their children, Tyler, Meghan, Emily, and Seth.

The family will receive friends from 10-11 AM on Saturday August 30, 2014 at Full Gospel Assembly of God Church, 890 Solomons Island Road South, Prince Frederick, Maryland, where services will follow at 11 AM. Interment is private. Memorial contributions may be made to Full Gospel Assembly of God Church. Arrangements by Rausch Funeral Home, Port Republic, Maryland.

Dr. Valentine Ojo, 66

Passed On: 08/23/2014

A Memorial MassDr. Valentine "Val" Ojo of Tall Timbers, MD passed away August 23, 2014, after a protracted illness; surrounded by his loving family.

Born on February 14, 1948 in Ondo, Nigeria, Val was the eldest child of the late Chief Jerome Ojo (Baba D2) and Rose Eunice Ojo.

He obtained his early childhood education at St. Mathew's (RCM) Primary School and St. Joseph's College (Secondary School), both in Ondo town. Valentine married his beloved wife, Agathachristy Ngozi, in August 1989. An avid reader and prolific writer, Val was a linguist who was very fluent in several languages. He started his undergraduate studies at the University of Ibadan in Nigeria and continued to the then Soviet Union where he obtained his first and second degrees. He earned another Master's degree and the doctorate at the University of Tubingen, Germany (1978). Before relocating to, and settling in the United States with his family, Dr. Ojo was a professor of German and Italian at the University of Ife (Obafemi Awolowo University), Nigeria; and traveled extensively throughout Europe.

A proud educator, Dr. Ojo taught at St. Mary's College of MD, Lincoln University in PA, and Prince George's County public schools. He served on the Archdiocese of Washington School Board of Education and on the Mediation Committee of St. Mary's County. He was a passionate participant on internet for African and Nigerian political and social-economic issues. Val also enjoyed music, photography, gardening, biking and camping. He was a connoisseur of good music and good wine. However, his greatest love was for his family whose company he relished; he was particularly committed to the well-being and education of his children.

Dr. Ojo leaves behind to cherish his memories: his beloved wife; four children, Mayowa, Omolayo Mayokun and Omotayo; siblings, Vitalis Ojo, Lucrentia Abdullahi and Crescentia Adelabu; many nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a brother, Venantius Ojo and a sister, Emerentia Akintewe.

The Memorial/Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 am on Saturday, August 30, 2014, at St. George's Catholic Church, 19199 St. George's Church Road, Valley Lee, MD 20692.

Condolences may be made at www.brinsfieldfuneral.com

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

Elizabeth Ann Dern, 80, Prince Frederick, Maryland

80, Prince Frederick, Maryland

Born: 01/09/1934, Passed On: 08/20/2014

Elizabeth Ann Dern, 80, Prince Frederick, MarylandElizabeth Ann Dern, 80, of Prince Frederick, Maryland, passed away on August 20, 2014 in Broomes Island, Maryland. She was born on January 9, 1934 in Gastonia, North Carolina to the late Elizabeth Q. and Arvel August Phifer.

In her younger years, Elizabeth worked for P.G. County, as the Director of Day Camp. She liked to quilt, paint ceramics and bird houses which her husband used to build. She liked to work in her gardens of beautiful flowers. Elizabeth also loved to talk about and critic food and cooking.
Wife of the late Robert Louis Dern, she is survived by her daughters, Lois Conn and Jane Dern, both of Broomes Island, MD. Grandmother of Liza, Daniel, and John Dalrymple and great grandmother of Amelia Dalrymple. She is also survived by her brother, John Phifer of Mechanicsville, Virginia.

Services are private. Memorial contributions may be made to Calvert Hospice.

Clarence Leroy "Lee" Wilkinson, 81

Passed On: 08/18/2014

Funeral Service - Aquasco, MDLife Celebration / ViewingClarence Leroy "Lee" Wilkinson, Sr., 81, of Brandywine, MD passed away on August 18, 2014 at Charles County Nursing & Rehab Center in La Plata, MD. He was born on May 10, 1933 in Prince George's County, Maryland to the late George F. Wilkinson and the late Mary Helen (Tippett) Wilkinson.

Lee loved playing bingo, going hunting, and anything else involving the outdoors. He also loved listening to his dogs run and was full of life. Lee retired from Goad Lumber Company.

Lee is survived by his lifetime loving companion, Bessie Wilkinson; son, Clarence L. Wilkinson, Jr. (Holly); his grandchildren, Clarence III., Amanda, and Joey; daughter, Bonnie Whitlow (Trent); son, Richard Wilkinson (Debi); son, James Boswell (Darlene); brother, Harry Wilkinson (Mary Jane); five additional grandchildren; six great grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

In addition to his parents, Lee was predeceased by his brothers, Francis, Claude, George, James "Pete", and Elmer "Jack"; and sister, Doris.

Family and friends will be received for Lee's Life Celebration on Friday, August 22, 2014 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home, P.A., 30195 Three Notch Road, Charlotte Hall, MD 20622. A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, August 23, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary's Episcopal Chapel, Aquasco Road, Aquasco, MD. Interment will follow at St. Mary's Episcopal Cemetery in Aquasco, MD.

Pallbearers will be John Richards, Christopher Windsor, Ricky L. Goad, Francis Wilkinson, Daniel Garner, and John Edlen.

Cary "Buck" Michael Anderson , 34

Passed On: 08/18/2014

A Funeral Service will be held in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home Leonardtown, MD at 10:00 AM with Pastor Kevin D. Cullins officiating. Interment will be private. The family will receive friends on Thursday, August 28, 2014 from 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home Leonardtown, MD Cary Michael Anderson "Buck", 34, of Dameron, MD passed away in West Virginia on August 18, 2014. Born on March 17, 1980 in Baltimore, MD, he was the son of Amy Mae Anderson of Dameron, MD, and Charles William Anderson, Jr. of Calvert County, MD. Cary is survived by his sister Faith Lynn Anderson of New York, Aunts; Bettie Lou Reece, Paula Harrell, and Bobbie Jo Dorais, Uncles; Clifford Harrell, Jr., John Anderson, and a niece Angel S. Mudd. He was preceded in death by his grandparents; Clifford and Louella Harrell, Charles William Anderson, Sr., and Jennette Matthews. Cary graduated from Great Mills High School in Great Mills, MD. The family will receive friends on Thursday, August 28, 2014 from 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home Leonardtown, MD. A Funeral Service will follow at 10:00 AM in the Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Kevin D. Cullins officiating. Interment will be private.

William Norman Elliott, Jr. , 70

Passed On: 08/17/2014

William  Norman  Elliott, Jr. , 70A Graveside service will be held on Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 10:00 AM in St. Aloysius Catholic Cemetery Leoanrdtown, MD with Fr. David Beaubien officiating.William Norman "Uncle Norman" Elliott, Jr., 70, of California, MD, formerly of Mechanicsville, MD passed away on August 17, 2014 in Callaway, MD. William was born on June 27, 1944 in Leonardtown, MD; he was the son of the late Mary Adele Morgan and William Norman Elliott, Sr. William is survived by his loving wife Margaret Charlene Clements Elliott, whom he married on May 31, 1969 in Holy Face Catholic Church Great Mills, MD; they were married for 45 years. William is survived by his son; Shaun Alen Elliott (Lauren) of California, MD, 2 grandchildren Jacob Elliott and Jenna Elliott, and Aunt/Foster mother Madeline Morgan of Mechanicsville, MD whom he loved dearly. Siblings; Mary Ann Murphy of Mechanicsville, MD, and Geneva Harrison of Charlotte, NC. He was preceded in death by his sisters; Mary Cook and Nita Reist. He was a lifelong resident of St. Mary's County, MD and worked as a painter/decorator for The Architect of the Capitol in Washington, DC for 26 years retiring on October 1, 2006. William enjoyed driving big-rigs for Ronald Buckler Trucking Company, fishing, crabbing, hunting, and cutting grass with his John Deere tractor. A Graveside Service will be held on Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 10:00 AM in St. Aloysius Catholic Cemetery Leonardtown, MD with Father David Beaubien officiating. Pallbearers will be; Tony Clements, and Ralph Morgan. Honorary Pallbearers; Charles Williams, Ricky Williams, Tommy Williams, David Williams, Bobby Williams, Billy Williams, Paul Williams, Eddie Shumaker, and Wayne Morgan. Contributions may be made to Hospice of St. Mary's P.O. Box 625 Leonardtown, MD 20650




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