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William Joseph Haley, Sr., 72

William Joseph Haley, Sr., 72

William Joseph Haley, Sr., age 72 of La Plata, Maryland (formerly of Capital Heights, Maryland) died January 7, 2017 at Genesis La Plata Center. William was a flooring installer with Floor Systems, based in Calvert County, for 30 years. He enjoyed watching television, especially wrestling and the Lifetime Channel. He was of the Christian...
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Frank Thomas Ricco, 80

Frank Thomas Ricco, 80

Frank Thomas Ricco, 80 of La Plata, Maryland died January 7, 2017. Frank was born in Utica, NY and served in the Air Force during the Korean War. He then became a bus driver for D.C. Transit for 11 years and eventually became a Capitol Police officer in 1971 where he served for 20...
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Shirley Ann Hicks-Hodges, 82

Shirley Ann Hicks-Hodges, 82

Shirley Ann Hicks-Hodges, 82 of Waldorf, Maryland died January 7, 2017. Shirley worked in Insurance Compliance with the MVA in Waldorf, Maryland. She was a past president of the Bel Alton VFW Ladies Auxiliary, was an officer with the state VFW., and was a past president of the Oxon Hill Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary....
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Ella Marie “Nell” Schwartz, 71

Ella Marie “Nell” Schwartz, 71

Ella Marie “Nell” Schwartz, 71 of La Plata, Maryland died January 7, 2017. Nell was a bookkeeper for 22 plus years with Burger King Corporate KBJN, Inc. in Waldorf, Maryland. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church where she was also a member of the Sodality and the church choir. She was...
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Betty Elaine Hancock, 92

Betty Elaine Hancock, 92

Betty Elaine Hancock, age 92 of Indian Head, Maryland died January 7, 2017. Friends received on Thursday, January 12, 2017 from 5-8PM with a Wake Service at 7PM and where a Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, January 13, 2017 at 11AM at St. Ignatius Chapel Point Catholic Church, 8855 Chapel...
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Jonathan Rhys Gilyeat, 38

Jonathan Rhys Gilyeat, 38

Jonathan Rhys Gilyeat, age 38, of San Antonio passed away on Saturday, January 7, 2017. Jon was born July 27, 1978 at the British Military Hospital in Rinteln, Germany. He was in such a hurry to come into the world that he could not wait for the doctor and was delivered by his father...
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Robert “Bobby” Harper Jones, Sr, 77

Robert “Bobby” Harper Jones, Sr, 77

Robert “Bobby” Harper Jones, Sr, 77, passed away on January 6, 2017. He was a native of Indian Head, Maryland and a long-time resident of La Plata, Maryland. Bobby is survived by his beloved wife, Mary Lee (Albrittain); five children, Robb (Nicole), Sheree, Steve (Kazu), Jack (Tammy) and Stephanie (Harry Rothmann); and 13 grandchildren,...
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Elizabeth Hennings Bjorum, 91,

Elizabeth Hennings Bjorum, 91,

Elizabeth Hennings Bjorum, 91, of La Plata, MD passed away on January 5, 2017 at University of MD Charles Regional Medical, La Plata, MD. Elizabeth was born on April 8, 1925 in Washington, DC to the late Frederick and Virgie Anna (Burgess) Hennings. Elizabeth was a business woman having worked in sales. She was...
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Carolyn Marie Curtis, 76

Carolyn Marie Curtis, 76

Carolyn Marie Curtis, 76, of Valley Lee, MD departed this life peacefully on January 6, 2017 at home surrounded by her family. Carolyn was born on February 25, 1940 to the late Rosie and Francis B. Cutchember. Carolyn received her formal education at St. Peter’s Claver School and Cardinal Gibbons Institute, respectively. Carolyn dedicated...
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Kateline Nickole Donelson

Kateline Nickole Donelson

Visitation: January 12, 2017 4PM-7PM Living Word Community Church 39371 Harpers Corner Road Mechanicsville, MD 20659 Prayers: January 12, 2017 6:30PM Living Word Community Church 39371 Harpers Corner Road Mechanicsville, MD 20659 Interment will be at a later date.
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Annie ‘Ann’ Ethel DeJong, 87

Annie ‘Ann’ Ethel DeJong, 87

Annie ‘Ann’ Ethel DeJong, 87, of Leonardtown, MD (formerly of St. Mary’s City, MD) died on January 9, 2017 at St. Mary’s Nursing Center surrounded by her loving family. She was born on January 8, 1930 in River Junction, FL to the late Joseph Franklin Conner and Lillie Mae Conner.  She was the ninth...
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Arthur Joseph Goelling, Jr., 92

Arthur Joseph Goelling, Jr., 92

Arthur Joseph Goelling, Jr., 92, of Hughesville, MD died on January 8, 2017, at Charlotte Hall Veterans Home, Charlotte Hall, MD. He was born on October 21, 1924 in Washington, DC to the late Arthur Joseph Goelling, Sr. and the late Elizabeth Spellbring Goelling. Arthur grew up in Mt. Rainier, Maryland and graduated from...
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Thomas “Tucker” McGuire Lacey, Jr.,81

Thomas “Tucker” McGuire Lacey, Jr.,81

Thomas “Tucker” McGuire Lacey, Jr.,81 of Bushwood, MD passed away on January 8, 2017 at MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital, Leonardtown, Maryland. Born on June 19, 1935 in Leonardtown, Maryland, he was the son of the late Thomas McGuire and Margaret Mary Lacey. Tucker was the loving husband of Joan Welty Lacey whom he married...
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Donald “Don” Joseph Morgan, Jr., 51

Donald “Don” Joseph Morgan, Jr., 51

Donald “Don” Joseph Morgan, Jr., 51, of Avenue, MD passed on January 6, 2017 in Zion, IL. Born on January 24, 1965 in Leonardtown, MD , he was the son Jane E. Morgan and Donald J. Morgan, Sr. of Colton’s Point, MD. Don was the loving husband of Charlotte M. Morgan, whom he married...
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WWII Veteran Who Lost His Home in Fire is Halfway to Reaching Goal to Rebuild

WWII Veteran Who Lost His Home in Fire is Halfway to Reaching Goal to Rebuild

David Triantos who is 88 and a veteran of WWII lost his wife of 50 years in September. His only asset was his home. On December 20, 2016, his entire home and car burnt to the ground, His family found out that he had somehow cancelled his home insurance, leaving him penniless and hopeless. He...
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Pax River Sailor Named Regional Junior Sailor of the Year 2016

Pax River Sailor Named Regional Junior Sailor of the Year 2016

Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) 1st Class Timothy Godden, of Naval Air Station’s Air Operations Department, was named Naval District Washington’s Junior Sailor of the Year during a ceremony at Naval Air Station Patuxent River Dec. 20. During the ceremony, Rear Adm. Charles Rock, commandant, Naval District Washington, spoke of the professionalism and dedication necessary...
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New Smoke Alarm Law Reminder

New Smoke Alarm Law Reminder

A new state law aimed at reducing home fire deaths went into effect on July 1, 2013.  It requires replacement of any battery-only operated smoke alarm that is more than 10 years old with a unit powered by a 10-year sealed-in battery having a “Hush” button feature – ultimately affecting more than 800,000 Maryland...
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Maryland State Highway Administration Issues Statement on Tragic Death of Worker in Anne Arundel County

Maryland State Highway Administration Issues Statement on Tragic Death of Worker in Anne Arundel County

Following the tragic incident yesterday afternoon in which a driver struck and killed a flag person in an active work zone, the Maryland Department of Transportation’s (MDOT) State Highway Administration (SHA) expresses its condolences to the family, friends and co-workers of Rodney Chase, employed by PDI Sheets, Inc. “We mourn the loss of a...
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Former Boston Celtic Chris Herren to Speak about Drug Addiction at St. Mary’s County Public Schools

Former Boston Celtic Chris Herren to Speak about Drug Addiction at St. Mary’s County Public Schools

Former Boston Celtic and NBA legend Chris Herren will be the featured speaker in local presentations on drug addiction during National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week, January 22-28, 2017. In addition to student assemblies at Leonardtown High School, Great Mills High School, and Chopticon High School on Tuesday, January 24, 2017, and Wednesday, January...
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Security Awareness for Taxpayers: The Tax Community Needs Your Help

Security Awareness for Taxpayers: The Tax Community Needs Your Help

The Maryland Comptroller’s Office and the federal Internal Revenue Service are doing everything they can to protect Marylanders from identity theft. But officials at both agencies urge Marylanders to take steps necessary to protect their personal and financial data. Cybercriminals continue to steal enormous amounts of personal data from outside the tax system and...
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Daily Fantasy Sports Now Regulated in Md. to Ensure Fairness, Protect Consumers

Daily Fantasy Sports Now Regulated in Md. to Ensure Fairness, Protect Consumers

With daily fantasy sports games drawing in hundreds of thousands of Marylanders, regulations took effect Monday, January 2, to help ensure the games are fair and that winners pay appropriate Maryland taxes. “Daily online fantasy sports games have a significant presence in Maryland,” Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot said. “It is entirely appropriate that we...
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Prince George’s County Temporarily Closes Cedarville Road Bridge for the Replacement of the Existing Bridge

Prince George’s County Temporarily Closes Cedarville Road Bridge for the Replacement of the Existing Bridge

The Prince George’s County Department of Public Works and Transportation (DPW&T) will temporarily close Cedarville Road Bridge on Thursday, Jan. 12 to allow for the replacement of the existing bridge over Mattawoman Creek. The current bridge has deteriorated, requiring replacement of the entire structure. There is a detour plan in place during construction of...
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Winter Turkey Hunting Season to Open January 19th

Winter Turkey Hunting Season to Open January 19th

Maryland’s winter turkey hunting season will be open Jan. 19-21 statewide, allowing hunters that didn’t bag a turkey in the fall another opportunity. The season was established in 2015 to provide hunters an opportunity to harvest turkeys outside the traditional spring season. “Our state’s turkey population is healthy and continues to grow in nontraditional...
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Dads Can Share a Special Pre-Valentines Dance with Their Daughters at Annual Daddy Daughter Dance

Dads Can Share a Special Pre-Valentines Dance with Their Daughters at Annual Daddy Daughter Dance

Dads … looking to share a unique experience with your daughter? Well, check out the annual Daddy Daughter Dance. For the fourth year, the Department of Recreation and Parks will host the pre-Valentine’s Day event on Saturday, February 4, from 6 – 8:30 p.m., at the Chancellors Run Loffler Center in Great Mills. The...
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Safety Seat Checks Scheduled for January 19th in St. Mary’s County

Safety Seat Checks Scheduled for January 19th in St. Mary’s County

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office will host safety seat checks on Thursday, January 19, 2017, from 3 pm until 6 pm at the Lexington Park Volunteer Rescue Squad, located at 21685 FDR Blvd in Lexington Park, MD. Certified technicians will check your child’s car seat for proper installation and car seat use. To...
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