Obituaries

Jeanne Teresa Drula, 89

Jeanne Teresa Drula, 89

Jeanne T. Drula passed away on May 17, 2017 at the age of 89. She is survived by her children, Marcella Drula-Johnston, Patricia A. Davis, Paul A. Drula and Nancy M. Bond; her grandchildren, James Bond, Matthew I. Feinberg, Christine Bond, Michael A. Feinberg, Anthony Drula, Nicholas Drula and Rebecca Davis; and several nieces...
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Lewis Norman Bridgett, 90

Lewis Norman Bridgett, 90

Lewis Norman Bridgett, 90, of Bel Alton, MD passed away on May 20, 2017 at the University of MD Charles Regional Center in LaPlata, MD. Born on June 22, 1926, the oldest child to the late Thornton K. Bridgett and Olive H. Bridgett, he is also predeceased by his wife, Ruby Edna Bridgett; brothers,...
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Frank Samuel Dye, Sr., 85

Frank Samuel Dye, Sr., 85

Frank Samuel Dye, Sr., 85, passed away May 21, 2017 at Southern Maryland Hospital in Clinton, MD. He was born April 9, 1932 in Raven, VA to Robey G. and Marjorie Alice (Keene) Dye. He was raised in Raven and after high school worked as a coal miner for ten years. He married Norma...
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Richard Albert Jenkins, 80

Richard Albert Jenkins, 80

Richard Albert Jenkins, 80, of Callaway, MD passed away on May 19, 2017 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born February 27, 1937 in College Park, MD to the late William L. Jenkins and Eunice A. Houchens Jenkins. In 1955 Richard proudly joined the United States Army and served as...
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William Eugene “Gene” Schroth, 73

William Eugene “Gene” Schroth, 73

William Eugene “Gene” Schroth of Mechanicsville, Maryland, died on Friday, May 19, 2017 at the St. Mary’s Hospice House in Callaway. He was 73 years old. As affectionately known as “Stroker”, Mr. Schroth was born on January 13, 1944 in Washington, DC to the late Ruth E. and William Conrad Schroth. Mr. Schroth served...
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James Patrick “J. J.” Johnson, 75

James Patrick “J. J.” Johnson, 75

James Patrick “J. J.” Johnson, 75, of Great Mills, MD passed away Thursday, May 18, 2017 in Leonardtown, MD. He was born on September 29, 1941 in La Plata, MD to the late Joseph Patrick Johnson and Mary Luvern Queen. J.J. enlisted in the United States Army and proudly served his country in Viet...
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Robert Walderzak, 79

Robert Walderzak, 79

Robert Walderzak of Forestville, Maryland, died on Friday, May 19, 2017 at Bridgepoint Hospital in Washington, DC. He was 79 years old Born on July 8, 1937 in Saginaw, Michigan, he was the son of the late Ida Mae George Walderzak and Waldemar William Walderzak. Mr. Walderzak served in the U. S. Air Force...
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Elizabeth Ann “Liz” Raymond, age 89

Elizabeth Ann “Liz” Raymond, age 89

Elizabeth Ann “Liz” Raymond, age 89, of La Plata, Maryland, died May 18, 2017 at Sagepoint Senior Living in La Plata, Maryland. Liz was born in La Plata, Maryland on August 4, 1927. She was the Valedictorian of her 1945 graduating class from Sacred Heart Catholic School. She was a lifelong member of Sacred...
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Elizabeth Dolgos Havrilla, 95

Elizabeth Dolgos Havrilla, 95

Elizabeth Dolgos Havrilla, 95 of La Plata, Maryland died May 17, 2017 in La Plata, Maryland. Born in East Conemaugh, Pennsylvania, she was the daughter of John Dolgos and Barbara Molnar Dolgos. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Andy. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She...
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Nathalia Geraldine “Cella” “Sandy” Crosby, 95

Nathalia Geraldine “Cella” “Sandy” Crosby, 95

Nathalia Geraldine “Cella” “Sandy” Crosby, 95, of St. Inigoes, MD passed away Monday, May 15, 2017, at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born November 28, 1921 in Allison Park, PA to the late Charles A. Sandman and Helen Catherine Russ. On November 7, 1941 Cella married her beloved husband, Paul...
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Marion B. Houser, 85

On Monday, May 15, 2017, of La Plata, MD, devoted wife of Samuel L. Houser for 52 years and beloved mother to Jimmy, Steve, John and Cathy. Loving grandmother to 10 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Daughter of Edward and Lena Disney. Marion retired from Giant Food after being selected as the first woman to...
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Carl Dodges, 83

Carl Dodges, 83

Carl Dodges, 83, of California, Maryland, died on May 17, 2017 at MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital. Born on May 23, 1933 in Somerset, New Jersey, he was the son of the late Carl Dodges and the late Augusta Knobel Dodges. Carl proudly served in the U.S. Army and was an Engineer for the Department...
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Dennis Lee Beverage, 62

Dennis Lee Beverage, 62

Dennis Lee Beverage, 62, of Charlotte Hall died May 17, 2017 at the Hospice House of St Mary’s surrounded by his loving family. Born December 2, 1954 in Washington DC he was the son of the late Ellsworth (Jack) and Marjorie (Jean) Gates Beverage. He is survived by his siblings, Anita Marshall (Glenn) of...
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John Raymond Heiss, 57

John Raymond Heiss, 57

John Raymond Heiss, 57 of Accokeek, MD Passed away on May 17, 2017 at Fort Washington Hospital. He was born on July 25, 1959 in Washington, DC to the late Neile Eugene and Donna Marie (Custer) Heiss. He was a heating and Air condition technician for Petro. He was a loving husband, father and...
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Calvin Dilmera Berry, 33

Calvin Dilmera Berry, 33

Calvin Dilmera Berry, 33 of Compton, MD, a loving son, father, brother, uncle, nephew, friend. Born In Leonardtown, MD on March 29, 1984 to Annie Theresa Berry and John Francis Hebb, (Butch). he was suddenly called home to be with the Lord on Friday, May 12, 2017. Calvin was educated in the St. Mary’s...
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Dana M Jordan

Dana M Jordan

Dana Jordan departed this earthly life on Wednesday, May 10, 2017. Family and friends will unite on Monday, May 22, 2017 from 10:00 am until time of service 11:00 am at Briscoe-Tonic Funeral Home, 2294 Old Washington Rd., Waldorf, MD. Interment will be private.
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Lester Maurice Countiss

Lester Maurice Countiss

Lester Maurice Countiss, born March 15, 1956 to the late Alberta Countiss in Avenue, MD, departed his earthly home on May 17, 2017. He was educated in the St. Mary’s County Public School System, graduating from Chopticon High School in 1974. He was employed in various industries in the area for many years; last...
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Edward H. Nichols, 86

Edward H. Nichols, 86

Edward H. Nichols, 86, passed away on May 14, 2017. Born on November 29, 1930 in Washington, DC, son of the late Clyde and Martha (Lynn) Nichols. He was the beloved husband of the late Agnes (Dailey) Nichols who passed in 2012. He was employed by the Pipe Coverers Union, Local #24 for many...
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Stephan “Dink” Matthew Whitehurst, Jr., age 27

Stephan “Dink” Matthew Whitehurst, Jr., age 27

Stephan “Dink” Matthew Whitehurst, Jr., age 27, of Chesapeake Beach, MD, passed away on Sunday, May 14, 2017, at George Washington University Hospital with his family by his side. Stephan, beloved son of Stephan “Matt” Matthew Whitehurst, Sr. and Wanda (Dillon) Whitehurst, was born on November 22, 1989, in Annapolis, MD. In addition to...
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Harvey Hilton Taylor, Jr., 77

Harvey Hilton Taylor, Jr., 77

Harvey Hilton Taylor, Jr., 77, of Temple Hills, MD passed away on May 13, 2017. Harvey was born on March 13, 1940 to the late Harvey Hilton Taylor, and Clara Ruby Grimes in Washington D.C. Harvey is predeceased also by his late Wife, Alice K. Taylor. Son, James Russell Taylor. Brother, Harry “Skippy” Clayton...
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Gordon Lee Thurston, 60

Gordon Lee Thurston, 60

On May 15, 2017, Gordon Lee Thurston, age 60, peacefully passed away at his home in La Plata, Maryland from Leukemia. He was the only son of Gordon Thurston and Shirley (Thurston) Vermillion. He is survived by his four sisters, Virginia Poe (brother-in-law Randy), Barbara Thurston, Lottie Gray (brother-in-law Steve), and Susan Thurston. He...
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Reginald “Dwight” Swann

Reginald “Dwight” Swann

Reginald “Dwight” Swann was born on November 10, 1948 to Albert & Mary Swann. Dwight was raised and educated in Charles County MD. While attending many church functions, Dwight met his love and partner of 45 years Valerie Swann. Committing to one another through marriage on June 5, 1971. He was blessed with two...
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Jerry Dennis Matthews, 61

Jerry Dennis Matthews, 61

Jerry Dennis Matthews, 61, of Mechanicsville, Maryland died on May 15, 2017 in Mechanicsville. Born in Lowell, Massachusetts on May 9, 1956, was the son of the late Hugh Mathews and the late Mary (Cole) Matthews. Jerry worked for the Boilermakers Union Local 193. He was a member of the Mechanicsville MD Moose. Jerry...
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Michael “Mike” Glenn Whittington, Sr. 55

Michael “Mike” Glenn Whittington, Sr. 55

Michael “Mike” Glenn Whittington, Sr. 55 of Mechanicsville, MD passed away at his residence in Mechanicsville, MD on May 15, 2017. Michael was born on June 6, 1961 to the late George Richard Whittington and Mae Wilhelmina Whittington in Washington, DC. Mike enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, playing his guitar, listening...
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Thomas Ernest Klegin, 84

Thomas Ernest Klegin, 84

Thomas Ernest Klegin, 84, of Lexington Park, MD passed away on May 15, 2017 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born June 28, 1932 in St. Paul, MN to the late August F. Klegin and Frances M. Hontich Klegin. In 1952 Tom proudly joined the United States Air Force and...
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