Obituaries

Clifford “Dean” Polk, 40

Clifford “Dean” Polk, 40

Clifford “Dean” Polk, 40 of Bridgewater, VA, formerly from Mechanicsville, MD passed away on October 19, 2014 in Bridgewater, VA. Born on February 2, 1974 in Washington, D.C., he was the son of Prima L. Polk of Staunton, VA, James W. Polk of Mechanicsville, MD, father and mother in law Ed and Judy Powell....
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Ashley “Ash” Victoria Brumm, 31

Ashley “Ash” Victoria Brumm, 31

Ashley “Ash” Victoria Brumm, 31 of Mechanicsville, MD passed away on October 19, 2014 at her residence. She was born on January 15, 1983 in Washington, D.C., to Glenn Thomas Brumm, Jr. of Aldie, VA and Victoria Leigh (Galvin) Polk of Mechanicsville, MD. Ashley loved spending time with her son, Aiden and hanging out...
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Margaret Compton Mansley, 91

Margaret Compton Mansley, 91 of Leonardtown, MD died October 20, 2014 at MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital. Born July 28, 1923 in Philadelphia, PA, she was the daughter of the late Garfield Compton and Anna McGill Compton. Margaret was a resident of St. Mary’s County since 2003. She enjoyed word games, traveling, reading books, and her...
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Mary Gloria Sesson Briscoe, 93

Mary Gloria Sesson Briscoe, 93

Mary Gloria Sesson Briscoe, 93 of Calvert County, died October 21, 2014. She was born February 15, 1921 in Luzerne, PA. She was the first daughter of Paul Sesson and Mary Onesko Sesson, who both immigrated to the United States through Ellis Island in the early 1900’s. Her siblings, who all predeceased her, include three...
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Clarence Cassell, Jr., 86

Clarence Cassell, Jr., 86

Clarence Cassell, Jr., 86 of Charlotte Hall, MD passed away October 18, 2014, at the Charlotte Hall Veterans Home in Charlotte Hall, MD. Born on June 6, 1928 in Washington, D.C., he was the son of the late Clarence Cassell, Sr. and the late Gladys Cassell. Clarence worked as a security guard and spent...
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Loraine Ann Lacey, 84

Loraine Ann Lacey, 84

Loraine Ann Welty Lacey, 84 of Bushwood, MD passed away on Sunday, October 19, 2014 in Bushwood, MD. Born on November 9, 1929 in Washington, D.C., she was the daughter of the late George Henry Welty and Lottie May Adams Welty. Loraine married Thomas (Tommy) Lenehan Lacey on July 31, 1950 in Sacred Heart...
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Caroline Briscoe Milburn Stokes, 90

Caroline Briscoe Milburn Stokes, 90

Caroline Briscoe Milburn Stokes, 90 of Leonardtown, MD passed away surrounded by her loving family on October 19, 2014 in Leonardtown, MD. Born on January 22, 1924 in St. Mary’s City, MD, she was the daughter of the late Anne Elizabeth Adams Milburn, and Mark Milburn. Caroline was the loving wife of the late...
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Leo W. VanBellen, 81

Services: A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Friday, October, 24, 2014 at 11:00 AM in Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, with Father Marco Schad officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation: The family will receive friends on Thursday, October 23, 2014 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM with...
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Sandra Lee Cockrell, 70

Sandra Lee Cockrell, 70 of Charlotte Hall, MD, passed away October 16, 2014 at University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center, La Plata, MD. Born November 7, 1943 in Baltimore MD, she was the daughter of Robert Perry Bailey and Velma Norene Shifflett Bailey, both of Elkton VA. Sandra is survived by her son,...
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John McCaa Haile, IV, 58

John McCaa Haile, IV, 58

John McCaa Haile, IV, 58 of Great Mills, MD, formerly of Waldorf, MD, passed away October 17, 2014 at Med Star Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, D.C. John received a liver transplant in 2013 and lived with complications until the time of his death. Born December 31, 1955 in Bradenton, FL, he was the son...
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Barbara Jean Vann Roquemore

Barbara Jean Vann Roquemore

Peacefully on October 12, 2014, Barbara Jean Vann Roquemore departed this earthly life. Family and friends will unite for a memorial service on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at Oasis of Victory Christian Church, 21779 Tulagi Place, Lexington Park, MD. Interment will be private.
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Bessie Leona (Buckmaster) Conner, 81

Bessie Leona (Buckmaster) Conner, 81

Bessie Leona (Buckmaster) Conner, 81 of Prince Frederick, MD passed away on October 17, 2014 at Calvert County Nursing Center. Bessie is predeceased by her husband, James Robert Conner, who passed away in 1997, son James Robert Conner, Jr. and son in law Bunky Dalrymple. She is survived by her daughters, Judy Tennyson (Clyde)...
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Betty Ann Toro, 65

Betty Ann Toro, 65

Betty Ann Toro, 65 of St. Leonard, MD passed away on October 16, 2014 in Washington D.C. She was born on November 26, 1948 in Prince Frederick, MD to the late Floyd and Margaret Scott Bowen. Betty Ann was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and a friend to all. She had a...
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Gladys Fortner

Gladys Fortner

Peacefully on October 18, 2014, Gladys Fortner departed this earthly life. Family and friends will unite for a graveside service on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 11:00 am at Trinity Memorial Gardens, Waldorf, MD.
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Virginia “Ginny” Fern Sprague, 88

Virginia “Ginny” Fern Sprague, 88

Virginia “Ginny” Fern Sprague, 88 of Hollywood, MD passed away on October 17, 2014 in Leonardtown, MD. Born on May 20, 1926 she was the daughter of the late Texie Hinzman Whitacre and Arnet Hinzman. Ginny was the loving wife of Thomas R. Sprague whom she married on January 11, 1999 in Barto, FL....
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Andrew F. Kozak, 63

Andrew F. Kozak, 63

Andrew F. Kozak, 63 of California, MD, beloved professor of Economics at St. Mary’s College of Maryland, died on October 16, 2014, at MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital. Born on November 11, 1950, in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of John J. Kozak, Sr., and Emma H. Kozak. Andy Kozak received his PhD in...
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Samuel Joseph “Joe” Summers, Sr., 80

Samuel Joseph “Joe” Summers, Sr., 80

Samuel Joseph “Joe” Summers, Sr., 80 of Brandywine, MD passed away on October 14, 2014 at MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital in Clinton, MD. He was born on May 12, 1934 in Westwood, MD to the late John Francis Summers and the late Lucile Augusta (Mudd) Summers. Joe took pride in farming the family farm....
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Bessie Louise Bowen Eyler, 98

Bessie Louise Bowen Eyler, 98

Mrs. Bessie Louise Bowen Eyler, 98 of Prince Frederick, MD died Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, MD; the last surviving member of her immediate family. Mrs. Eyler was born June 25, 1916 in Barstow, MD. She was a daughter of Maurice Isaac and Frances P. Denton...
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Ronald Elbert Wood, Sr., 78

Ronald Elbert Wood, Sr., 78

Ronald Elbert Wood, Sr., 78 of Charlotte Hall, MD passed away October 12, 2014 at Washington Hospital Center. Born June 3, 1936 in Clinton, MD, he was the son of John Elbert Wood and Hilda Magdalene Simmons Wood. Ronald worked as an electrical inspector for WSSC (Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission) until his retirement. He...
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Ann Lillian Mills, 79

Ann Lillian Mills, 79

Ann Lillian Mills, 79 of Clements, MD, departed this life peacefully early on Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at her residence, surrounded by her loving family. Ann was born December 19, 1934 in Chaptico, Maryland to the late Arthur and Alice Thomas-Mills. Ann was a member of Our Lady of the Wayside Catholic Church in...
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Shirley Elizabeth McCampbell Andrus, 85

Shirley Elizabeth McCampbell Andrus, 85

Shirley Elizabeth McCampbell Andrus, 85 of College Park, MD passed away on October 12, 2014 at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD. She was born on June 7, 1929 in Washington, D.C., to the late Victor Alex McCampbell and the late Verla Maude Fox McCampbell. Shirley worked at University College and earned a BS...
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Chance Anthony Johnson, 12 weeks old

Chance Anthony Johnson, 12 weeks old

Chance Anthony Johnson, 12 weeks old, of Front Royal, VA passed away in the arms of his father on October 12, 2014. Chance was born on July 21, 2014 in Front Royal, VA, at Warren Memorial Hospital to Larry Scott Johnson, Jr. and Rikki Lee Hardy. Chance was a miracle, his gentle presence touched...
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Florence Elizabeth Hogan, 75

Florence Elizabeth Hogan, 75

Florence Elizabeth Hogan, 75 of Leonardtown, MD passed away on October 14, 2014 at Hospice House of St. Mary’s in Callaway, MD. Florence was born to the late Albert Arthur Recknor and the late Mary Louise Vaccaro Recknor in Washington, D.C. on November 2, 1938. Florence was a dispatcher for a Potomac Industrial Trucks...
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Charlotte Hall Ersoy, 71

Charlotte Hall Ersoy, 71 of Prince Frederick, MD passed away October 15, 2014 in Annapolis, MD. She was born December 28, 1942 in Prince Frederick, MD to the late Dorman and Ione Hutchins Hall. Charlotte is survived by her husband, Osman Z. Ersoy, M.D. and son Javit Ersoy and his wife Denise. Grandmother of...
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Harry Ronald “Ronnie” Richardson, 69

Harry Ronald “Ronnie” Richardson, 69

Harry Ronald “Ronnie” Richardson, age 69, of Mechanicsville, MD passed away on October 3, 2014 at his residence. He was born on June 27, 1945 in Washington, D.C. to the late Stephen Daniel Richardson and the late Helen Virginia (Berry) Richardson. Ronnie was a big time Washington Redskins football fan. In addition to his...
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