Obituaries

Joan B. Marsh, 84

Joan B. Marsh, 84

Joan B. Marsh, 84 who devoted her life to the education and development of young children, died of Alzheimer’s-related issues at Hospice House in Callaway, Maryland, August 24, 2015. The daughter of the late George K. Brengle and Gladys Ayres, she was born in Brunswick, MD. She attended Western Maryland College (now McDaniel College),...
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Paul Peter Blanchette, 69

Paul Peter Blanchette, 69

Paul Peter Blanchette, 69 of Lexington Park, MD died Thursday, August 27, 2015 at MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital surrounded by his loving family. He was born on May 8, 1946 in Norwich, CT to the late Theodore A. Blanchette and Alice Tetreault Blanchette. On August 22, 1968, Paul proudly enlisted in the United States Army...
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Ulysses Harris

Ulysses Harris

On Saturday, August 29, 2015, Ulysses Harris of Fort Washington, MD, peacefully passed away. A former US Marine, he retired from the Metropolitan Police Department and was a current employee of the United States Postal Service. He is survived by two devoted daughters, Dominique Harris and Tanya Harris-Nash (Charles); siblings, Willis, Lee Otis, Nathaniel...
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Former Governor Marvin Mandel to Lie in State at Maryland State House

Former Governor Marvin Mandel to Lie in State at Maryland State House

Former Governor Marvin Mandel will lie in state for a public viewing at the Maryland State House on Wednesday, September 2, from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM. Governor Larry Hogan, along with other dignitaries and elected officials, will receive Governor Mandel’s family at the State House at approximately 10:00 AM. The viewing is open...
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Jose Raul Molina, Jr., 56

Jose Raul Molina, Jr., 56

Jose Raul Molina, Jr., 56 of Hollywood, MD died Sunday, August 23, 2015 at MedStar Washington Hospital Center surrounded by his loving family. He was born on October 16, 1958 in El Paso, TX to Florentina Villa Molina of El Paso, TX and the late Jose Raul Molina, Sr. On May 12, 1977 Jose proudly...
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Diane Kay Vanaman, 65

Diane Kay Vanaman, 65

Diane Kay Vanaman, 65 of Great Mills, MD passed away on August 26, 2015 in California, MD. Born on April 21, 1950 in Bridgeton, NJ, she was the daughter of Lillian Vanaman of Lexington Park, MD and the late Darius F. Vanaman. Diane is survived by her daughter Michelle Perez of Great Mills, MD,...
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Annie Estelle “Memom” Keeler, 80

Annie Estelle “Memom” Keeler, 80

Annie Estelle “Memom” Keeler, 80 of Leonardtown, MD, passed away on August 25, 2015 in Washington, DC. Born September7, 1934 in Westwood, MD, she was the daughter of the late Ida Rebecca Richards and William Thomas Richards. Annie was the wife of the late Richard James Keeler whom she married on April 17, 1976...
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Carl William Brown, “CB”, 82

Carl William Brown, “CB”, 82

Carl William Brown, “CB”, 82 of Piney Point, formerly from Lexington Park, MD passed away in Callaway, MD. Born on December 21, 1932 in Leonardtown, MD, he was the son of the late Geraldine J. Clark Brown and Marvin Brown. Carl was the loving husband of the late Sandra M. Sager Brown, whom he...
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Christopher “Chris” Paul Espina, 48

Christopher “Chris” Paul Espina, 48

Christopher “Chris” Paul Espina, 48 of Lexington Park, MD passed away on August 20, 2015 at Georgetown University Hospital. Born August 27, 1966 in Washington, DC; he was the son of Nancy Karen Espina of Charlotte Hall, MD and the late Thomas Rudolph Espina. Chris is survived by his wife Glenda Helene Espina whom...
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Leaming James “Lee” Gandy, 75

Leaming James “Lee” Gandy, 75

Leaming James “Lee” Gandy, 75 of Lusby, MD passed away on August 19, 2015 in Solomons, MD. Born August 2, 1940 in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of the late Leaming Rice Gandy and Catherine (Garland) Gandy. Lee graduated from Paulsboro High School in 1958 and received an Associates Degree from Rutgers University. He...
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Melvin Joseph Kersey, Jr., 71

Melvin Joseph Kersey, Jr., 71

Melvin Joseph Kersey, Jr., 71 of LaPlata, MD passed away on August 21, 2015 at Mandrin Inpatient Care Center in Harwood, MD. Melvin was born in LaPlata, MD to the late Melvin Joseph Kersey, Sr. and the late Mary Rachel Kersey. Melvin is survived by his brother, Randy Kersey; daughter, Tara Rickett; and grandchildren, Cody...
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Blair Quentin Yates, 82

Blair Quentin Yates, 82

Blair Quentin Yates, 82 of Valley Lee, MD passed away on August 22nd, 2015. Born April 13th, 1933 in the District of Columbia, to the late William B. Yates and Marion M. Yates. Blair served in the USAF and was a member of the American Legion Post 248, for 45 years, serving as the...
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Baron Horrace “Mack” McFarland

Baron Horrace “Mack” McFarland

Baron Horrace McFarland, affectionately known as “Mack” or “Baby”, but most lovingly, “My Boo”, was led by the angels to his heavenly rest on Friday, August 21, 2015 while a patient at the University of Maryland – Charles Regional Medical Center in La Plata, MD. Mack was born September 30, 1943 in Hartsville, SC; he...
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Dennis Langley Shorter Hutcherson, III

Dennis Langley Shorter Hutcherson, III

Dennis Langley Shorter Hutcherson, III of Lexington Park, MD, departed this earthly life on August 24, 2015 in Annapolis, MD. Born on November 22, 1944 in Ridge, MD, he was the son of the late Martha C. and Willie W. Hutcherson. Dennis graduated from George Washington Carver High School and enlisted in the United...
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John “Jack” Mudrock, 86

John “Jack” Mudrock, 86

John “Jack” Mudrock, 86 of New Carrollton, MD passed away in Mechanicsville, MD on August 22, 2015. Born August 30, 1928 in Marion Heights, PA, he was the son of the late Paul Mudrock and the late Anna Graggila Mudrock. Jack retired as a Lieutenant Commander after serving over 20 years in the U.S....
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Margaret Dean Thompson, 101

Margaret Dean Thompson, 101

Margaret Dean Thompson of Hollywood, MD passed away on August 21, 2015 at the age of 101 from natural causes. Margaret was born on March 27, 1914 to the late Effie Graves Dean and George Wilson Dean. Born and raised on Joy Chapel Road, Margaret shared the experiences of her family’s farm with siblings, Franklin...
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Ralph William “Skip” Adams, 68

Ralph William “Skip” Adams, 68

Ralph William “Skip” Adams, 68 of Leonardtown, MD died Thursday, August 20, 2015 at his residence. He was born on March 29, 1947, in New York to the late Neil G. Adams and Isabel Fern Secor Adams. Skip proudly enlisted in the United States Navy in 1965 and served his country until his honorable discharge...
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Robert Steele Pogue, 76

Robert Steele Pogue, 76

Robert Steele Pogue, 76 of Bushwood, MD passed away on August 22, 2015 in Leonardtown, MD. Born on January 26, 1939 in Leonardtown, MD, he was the son of the late Lucy Long Pogue and Robert E.T. Pogue of Bushwood, MD. Robert Steele is survived by his wife Dianne L. Pogue whom he married...
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Jordan Danielle Tinsley, 22

Jordan Danielle Tinsley, 22

Jordan Danielle Tinsley, 22 of Valley Lee, MD passed away August 22, 2015 in Lexington Park, MD. Born on October 5, 1992 in Leonardtown, MD, she was the daughter of John Andrew Tinsley and Judith Ellen Long Tinsley. She is survived by her brother, Andrew Tinsley, wife Emilee, and niece Lily, of 29 Palms,...
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Thomas Julius “Tommy” Hall, 71

Thomas Julius “Tommy” Hall, 71

Thomas Julius “Tommy” Hall, of Avenue, passed away surrounded by his family at MedStar Washington Hospital Center on August 22, 2015. He was 71 years old. Tommy was born on September 19, 1943 in Clinton to the late William Jennings Hall and Mary Anna Hall (Tippett). He graduated from Arch Bishop Neale High School...
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Rhonda Marie Simard

Rhonda Marie Simard

Suddenly on August 21, 2015 Rhonda Marie Simard passed away. She is survived by a loving son, Robert Simard; two sisters, Gloria Frederick (Rufus) and Sandy Cranston (Steve); two grand-daughters, Kaylie Johnson and Jaydin Johnson; long time best friend, Alice Jefferson and a host of relatives and friends. She is preceded in death by...
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Beatrice Irene “Bee” Hogue, 95

Beatrice Irene “Bee” Hogue, 95

Beatrice Irene “Bee” Hogue, 95 of Solomons, MD, formerly of Cooperstown, NY passed away peacefully on August 21, 2015 at the Burnett-Calvert Hospice House, Prince Frederick, MD. She was born on April 29, 1920 in Cooperstown, NY to the late Allen Greene and Goldie Thompson Brisack. She married her beloved husband William T. Hogue,...
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Nancy Lee Mankin, 74

Nancy Lee Mankin, 74

Nancy Lee Mankin, 74 of Cary, NC, formerly of Maryland, passed away on August 19, 2015 at Sunnybrook Rehabilitation Center in Raleigh, NC. Nancy was born in Washington, DC on August 12, 1941 to the late David Walter Rowe and the late Norma Virginia Herold. Nancy worked as a Cafeteria Manager for the Prince...
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Louis “Reds” Curtis Fowler, 80

Louis “Reds” Curtis Fowler, 80

Louis “Reds” Curtis Fowler, 80 of Hughesville, MD, passed away on August 20, 2015 at the University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center in La Plata, MD. Born July 21, 1935, he was the son of the late Harry Elsworth Fowler and the late Sadie Elva Sansbury Fowler. Louis was predeceased by his wife,...
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Eleanor Reigle Moore, 91

Eleanor Reigle Moore, 91

Eleanor Reigle Moore, 91 of Town Creek passed away on Tuesday, August 18, 2015, in Leonardtown, MD. Born on July 8, 1924, in Winfield, PA, she was the daughter of the late Charles F. and Edna M. Reigle of Lewisburg, PA. Following graduation from Lewisburg High School, Eleanor met her future husband Ralph L. Moore,...
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