Obituaries

Anton “Bud” S. Miller, Sr., 98

Anton “Bud” S. Miller, Sr. of Clinton, MD passed peacefully while surrounded by family on Thursday, December 7, 2017 at the age of 98. Born on the same land that he farmed his whole life to Bessie Marian (Robey) Miller and John Anton Miller, both now deceased. Farming trumped education when Bud was growing...
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Louise Elizabeth Padgett Epperson

Louise Elizabeth Padgett Epperson

Louise Elizabeth Padgett Epperson, On December 6, 2017 Beloved wife of the late Franklin Epperson; Loving mother of Patricia Rush and husband Donald; Dear grandmother of Mitchell Parker and wife Cindy, Robert L. Hall and wife Teresa, Kirk D. Hall and wife Kelly, and the late Michael Parker; Also survived by 6 great-grandchildren and...
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Majorie A. Burke “Marge”., 87

Majorie A. Burke “Marge”., 87

Majorie A. Burke “Marge” of Clinton, MD passed on Dec. 6, 2017 at the age of 87. Beloved wife of the late George Burke; loving mother of John W. Burke and the late Maureen P. Burke-Bowles; dear grandmother of Amanda R. Bowles and Jason E. Bowles. Dates and times for Memorial Mass and Inurnment...
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Joseph Francis Tayman, Sr., 84

Joseph Francis Tayman, Sr., 84

Joseph Francis Tayman, Sr., of Lothian, MD, passed away on Tuesday, December 5, 2017, at the age of 84. He was born on January 28, 1933, in Lothian, MD to Ida M. and George W. Tayman. Joseph was a mechanic in the construction industry and also was self-employed, running a small delivery business...
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Evelyn Laurene Swann, 74

Evelyn Laurene Swann, 74

Evelyn Laurene Swann, 74, of Cobb Island, MD died on December 5, 2017 at Genesis in LaPlata, MD. Born on January 1, 1943 in Huntingtown, MD to the late Lloyd Matthew Smith, Sr. and the late Lottie Margaret MacKenzie Smith, Evelyn is also preceded in death by her son, Thomas Swann; daughter, Linda Swann;...
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Robert Charles “RC” Smith, Jr., 62

Robert Charles “RC” Smith, Jr., 62

Robert Charles “RC” Smith, Jr., 62 of Newburg, MD passed away on December 7, 2017 at the Hospice House of Charles County. RC was born in Pennsylvania on August 29, 1955 to Robert C. Smith, Sr. and the late Patricia Eacret. In addition to his father, RC is survived by his step-mother, Mae Smith;...
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Doris Greenwell Marshall, 86

Doris Greenwell Marshall, 86

Doris Greenwell Marshall, 86, of Deale, MD passed away December 10, 2017 at her residence. She was born November 15, 1931 in Greenock, now Lothian, MD to Norman Edward and Eva Lucille (Stallings) Greenwell. She attended Anne Arundel County Schools and was a graduate of Southern High. Doris married Gene Upton Marshall on June...
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Gale Sharon Parks (Gower), 70

Gale Sharon Parks (Gower), 70

Gale Sharon Parks (Gower), 70, of Broomes Island, MD lost her battle with cancer on Thursday the 7th of December 2017 at Calvert Memorial Hospital. She was born in Baltimore, MD in 1947 as the eldest daughter of F. Harold “Chum” Gower and Wilma Ruth Sturm. Gale is survived by her sister Vicki; three...
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Norma “Jean” Tierney, 76

Norma “Jean” Tierney, 76

Norma “Jean” Tierney, 76 of Newburg, Maryland, died December 13, 2017. Jean was a retired Park Naturalist with the Maryland National Park and Planning Commission for 25 plus years. She was the founder of The Basket Bunch and a member of the Cobb Island Yacht Club. She was also a master gardener, recognized by...
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Edwin Anthony “Ed” Butler, 76

Edwin Anthony “Ed” Butler, 76

Edwin Anthony “Ed” Butler, age 76 of La Plata, Maryland, died December 10, 2017 in Washington, DC. Ed was a Master Machinist, mainly with printing presses, for 50 plus years. He travelled the world over, working on special presses for maps, newspapers, posters, and government documents. He enjoyed playing golf and his guitar. In...
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Serafina Malatesta, 94

Serafina Malatesta, 94

Serafina Malatesta, 94, of Mechanicsville, Maryland, died on December 10, 2017, at her home surrounded by her family. Born on September 21, 1923, in Adolph, West Virginia, she was the daughter of the late Russie Chewning Cappadony and Frank Cappadony. Mrs. Malatesta was a homemaker and mom who enjoyed bowling, quilting and ceramics. In...
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Linda Sue Yates

Linda Sue Yates

Linda Sue Yates, formerly of Charles County, Maryland, died on December 8, 2017 at her residence in King George, Virginia. Born on August 1, 1970, she was the daughter of the late John Frank Yates, Sr. and the late Mary Jane Farrell. In addition to her parents, she was also predeceased by her son,...
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Edward Nicholas Schiazzi, 74

Edward Nicholas Schiazzi, 74

Edward Nicholas Schiazzi, 74, of Waldorf, Maryland, died on December 7, 2017 at the University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center in Glen Burnie, Maryland. Born on December 22, 1942 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, he was the son of the late Lucy Del Vecchio Schiazzi and Nicholas Schiazzi. Mr. Schiazzi served in the U. S....
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Keith Williams, 60

Keith Williams, 60

Keith Williams, 60, of Hollywood, MD passed away on December 1, 2017 surrounded by his family. Keith was born on March 25, 1957 in Columbus, Ohio to the late Gordon Curtiss Williams and Rita Ann (Jennings) Williams. He married the love of his life, Patricia Mary (Martin) on March 6, 1983. Together they have...
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Tyler Jay Shuler, 14

Tyler Jay Shuler, 14

Tyler Jay Shuler, 14, of Lexington Park, MD (formerly of Layton and Willard, UT), passed away in his sleep on December 2, 2017, at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born on March 25, 2003 in Layton, UT to Michael Jay Shuler of Sandy, UT and Susan Marie Drinkard of Lexington...
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Mary Jo Howie, 75

Mary Jo Howie, 75

Mary Jo Howie, 75, of Bryantown, Maryland, passed away on December 3, 2017, surrounded by the love of family and friends at the home of her daughter. Mary Jo was born on November 22, 1942, in Cumberland, Maryland to the late Joseph Thomas Sirna and the late Mary Virginia Tysinger Sirna. She held a...
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Janet Ann Tippett, 87

Janet Ann Tippett, 87

Janet Ann Tippett, 87, of Hollywood, MD passed away December 5, 2017 at MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital, surrounded by her loving family. She was born on November 16, 1930 in Randolph, Nebraska to the late Clarence Martin Head and Ellen Magirl Head. Janet earned a Master’s degree in Urban Sociology from the University of...
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Linda Gene Hare, 67

Linda Gene Hare, 67

Linda Gene Hare, 67, of Waldorf, MD, passed away on December 06, 2017 in LaPlata, MD. She was born in Portsmouth Va, on November 21, 1950, the daughter of Mary Spencer and William Spencer. Linda was a consummate mother and homemaker. Linda was an excellent cook and baker. In preparation for the Christmas season,...
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Robert “Robby” Nelson Ames, 37

Robert “Robby” Nelson Ames, 37

Robert “Robby” Nelson Ames, 37, of Mechanicsville, MD passed away at St. Mary’s Hospital on December 5, 2017. Robby was born on October 3, 1980 to Dennis and Marilyn Ames in Newport News, VA. Robby graduated from Chopticon High School in 1999. Robby was fun loving, caring and helpful. His parents were very influential...
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Taylor Anne Halbleib, 21

Taylor Anne Halbleib, 21

Taylor Anne Halbleib, 21, of Hughesville, MD passed away on December 7, 2017. Taylor was born on May 3, 1996 to Robert John Halbleib and Patricia Anne Arnold-Halbleib in Cheverly, MD. Taylor played soccer for the Laplata High School Varsity Soccer team and was a member of the Laplata High School ROTC. Taylor graduated...
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Thomas Edward Corbett, “Pops”, 84

Thomas Edward Corbett, “Pops”, 84

Thomas Edward Corbett, “Pops”, 84, of California, MD formerly from Forestville, MD passed away in his home. Born on November 29, 1933 in Yonkers, NY, he was the son of the late Helen Corbett and Frank Corbett. Thomas was the loving husband of the late Patrician Ann Corbett, whom he married on September 23,...
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John F. “Jack” Gardiner, Jr., 93

John F. “Jack” Gardiner, Jr., 93

John F. “Jack” Gardiner, Jr., 93 of Hollywood, MD, formerly from Bethesda, MD and Rockville, MD passed away on December 8, 2017 in Leonardtown, MD surrounded by his loving family. Born September 11, 1924 in Leonardtown, MD, he was the son of the late Christine Greenwell Gardiner and John Francis Gardiner, Sr. On September 30,...
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James Paul Walker, Sr. “Buddy”, 87

James Paul Walker, Sr. “Buddy”, 87

James Paul Walker, Sr. “Buddy”, 87, of Abell, MD passed away on December 5, 2017 in Leonardtown, MD surrounded by his children and grandchildren. He was born on July 8, 1930 in Abell, MD, and was the son of the late Ethel Virginia Crismond Walker and Paul James Walker. Buddy was the loving husband...
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Craig “Killer” Adkins

Craig “Killer” Adkins excelled at everything in life, especially LIFE! At a very young age, he was diagnosed with internal organ complications, these issues only mounted as he grew older. Nothing ever stood in his way, medical treatments, assessments of how long he would live, bigger kids, or bigger jobs. He was talented and...
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Nicole M. Raphael

Nicole M. Raphael

Peacefully on Sunday, December 10, 2017 Nicole M. Raphael departed this earthly life in Waldorf, MD. Family and friends will unite on Saturday, December 16, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. until time of service at 12 noon at Briscoe-Tonic Funeral Home, 2294 Old Washington Road, Waldorf, MD 20601. Interment will be private.
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