Obituaries

Emma Lee “LeeLee” Massey, 42

Emma Lee “LeeLee” Massey, 42

Emma Lee “LeeLee” Massey, 42, of Mechanicsville, MD passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 23, 2019. She was born on June 20, 1977 in Leonardtown, Maryland to Edward Ernest Bowles of Compton, MD. and Barbara Lee (Tennyson) Lacey of Bushwood, MD. LeeLee was a joyful and loving woman. With a smile that would light...
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Joseph “Jay” Warren Smith, Sr., 50

Joseph “Jay” Warren Smith, Sr., 50

Joseph “Jay” Warren Smith, Sr., 50, of Morganza, MD passed away on November 30, 2019. Born in Leonardtown, MD on January 23, 1969, he was the son of James Ralph Smith, Sr. and Mary Phyllis Guy. Jay graduated from Leonardtown High School in 1988. He began his career in appliance repair after graduation at...
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Joyce Townshend Bowling, 87

Joyce Townshend Bowling, age 87, of Solomons, MD passed away on November 20, 2019 at her home. She was born in Baltimore City, MD on March 2, 1932 to the late William Ewing Townshend and the late Lula Grace Martin Townshend Burroughs. Joyce was a loving, caring and faithful woman. She began her 38-year...
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Linda Mae Ching-Swarey, 73

Linda Mae Ching-Swarey, 73

Linda Mae Ching-Swarey, 73 of Hollywood, MD passed away on November 27, 2019 at her residence. Born March 11, 1946 in Baltimore, MD, she was the daughter of John Richard Knott, Sr, of Hollywood, MD and the late Virginia Helen Knott. Linda was the loving wife of the late Israel Zook Swarey, Jr. whom...
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Ernest Ludwig Bernhardt, 91

Ernest Ludwig Bernhardt, 91

Ernest Ludwig Bernhardt, 91, of Owings passed away November 22, 2019 surrounded by family. He was born January 26, 1928 in Washington, D.C. to James A. and Florence Lenora (Norton) Bernhardt. He was employed with the Department of the Navy Chesapeake Division and as a construction manager with the Small Business Administration, retiring in...
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Valerie Schultz Eagen

Valerie Schultz Eagen

Valerie Schultz Eagen was born in Washington, D.C. on October 24, 1947 and passed away at home in Prince Frederick, MD on October 26, 2019 Valerie was the daughter of the late Dr. George N. Schultz and Grace Dibitetto Schultz. She is survived by her husband of 49 years Francis C. Eagen, Jr, her...
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Martin William Sincell, 104

Martin William Sincell, 104

Martin William Sincell, 104, of Chesapeake Beach died November 22, 2019, at his residence. He was born May 29, 1915, in Washington D.C. where he was raised by his parents Chas and Ella Sincell. Martin graduated from Roosevelt High School. He was employed as a Salesman at White Westinghouse. He married June Avis Sincell...
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James Willard “Jimmy” DiCarlo, 70

James Willard “Jimmy” DiCarlo, 70

James Willard “Jimmy” DiCarlo, 70, of North Beach passed away November 18, 2019. Born to Joseph Angelo and Frances Louise (Carey) DiCarlo. Most of his childhood he lived in Berwyn Heights MD. Jimmy attended St. Hugh’s Elementary and Greenbelt Junior High in Greenbelt MD. He graduated from High Point High in Belstville, MD in...
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Eileen Marie Gallo, 78

Eileen Marie Gallo, 78

Eileen Marie Gallo, age 78, passed away peacefully November 21, 2019. She was born June 26, 1941 in Newark, New Jersey to John and Anna Klein. For 48 years, she was married to the love of her life, Victor J. Gallo. Victor preceded her in death in 2016. Eileen was an incredible cook, who...
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Edmond “Ed” “Kenny” Kenneth Greene, 83

Edmond “Ed” “Kenny” Kenneth Greene, 83

Edmond “Ed” “Kenny” Kenneth Greene, 83 of Martinsburg, WV passed away on November 19, 2019 at his daughter’s residence. Ed was born on March 31, 1936 in Mansfield, WV to the late Kenneth B. Greene and Mary Josephine McVicker Greene. Ed married his loving wife, Frances Ann (Carter) Greene on June 19, 1959. They...
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Harold E. Jordan, 59

Harold E. Jordan, 59

On Wednesday, November 27, Harold E. Jordan, 59, of Upper Marlboro, MD passed away at Veterans Medical Center in Washington, DC. He was born on October 15, 1960 at St. Mary’s Hospital, Leonardtown, MD in St. Mary’s County. He was the son of the late John C. Jordan, Sr. and Ethel G. Jordan. He...
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Juanita E. Cox-Hunt, 93

Juanita E. Cox-Hunt, 93

Juanita E. Cox-Hunt, 93, of LaPlata, MD passed away on November 23, 2019 at Fenwick Landing in Waldorf, MD. She was born on January 11, 1926 at home in Galax, VA to the late McKinley Cox and Thelma Vaughan-Cox. Juanita was the wife and widow of 53 years to the late Cecil A. Hunt,...
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Phyllis Marian Skinner Johnson, 95

Phyllis Marian Skinner Johnson, 95

Phyllis Marian Skinner Johnson, 95, passed away on November 25, 2019. A Calvert County native, Phyllis was born on March 21, 1924 in Port Republic. Phyllis graduated from Calvert County High School in 1941 at the age of 17. She received a Maryland State Senatorial Scholarship and attended the University of Maryland and graduated...
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Donald Edward Russell

Donald Edward Russell

Donald Edward Russell was born on October 14th, 1933 in Roswell, New Mexico. He lived in various parts of the United States, Chile South America, Zanzibar West Africa, and Madrid Spain. Prior to moving to Prince Frederick, Maryland he had lived in Laurel, Maryland where he met his loving wife of forty-one years, Marilyn...
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Mary Catherine Kane

Mary Catherine Kane

Mary Catherine Kane was born on September 18, 1924 to Agnes Kane Mugg and James Hayden. She died at her home on November 22, 2019. Mary Catherine was educated in St. Mary’s County at the Old Patuxent School in California, Maryland and continued on to Banneker School in Loveville, Maryland. Khaki as she was...
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Patricia “Pat” Wynne Beall, 82

Patricia “Pat” Wynne Beall, 82

Patricia “Pat” Wynne Beall of Brandywine, Maryland passed away on Friday, November 22nd at the age 82. Pat was born in Middlesbourgh, England on June 14th 1937 and moved to the United States in 1951. She was employed by The Prince George’s County Government, Department of Public Works and Transportation. She married the late...
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Merle Harris Smith, 93

Merle Harris Smith, 93

Merle Harris Smith, 93, of Dowell, MD and formerly of Asheville, NC passed away on November 26, 2019 at the Burnette Calvert Hospice House. Born November 28, 1926 in Asheville, NC, she was the daughter of the late Benjamin Moses Harris and DeLena Bell (Lucas) Harris. Merle married James Ray “Smitty Smith on January...
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Margaret Jacqueline Pyle Platz “Jackie”

Margaret Jacqueline Pyle Platz “Jackie”

Margaret Jacqueline Pyle Platz, affectionately known as “Jackie” and never by Margaret, passed away unexpectedly on the evening of Thursday, November 21, 2019 at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, DC. Jackie will be remembered as being the most loving and devoted daughter, grandmother, friend, sister, mother, and aunt. These are listed in no particular...
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Laura Belle McGowan, 76

Laura Belle McGowan, 76

Laura Belle McGowan, 76, of Huntingtown, MD passed away November 23, 2019. She was born March 19, 1943 in Pineville, WV to Ance and Stella (Blankenship) McGraw. Laura was raised in Blackey, VA and attended schools there. As a young woman Laura moved to Washington, DC and met James F. McGowen. Laura and James...
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Pamela Ann Spillman, 62

Pamela Ann Spillman, 62

Pamela Ann Spillman, age 62 of Prince Frederick, passed away on Sunday, November 17. She was born to Otto and Charlotte Lengerhuis in Baltimore, Maryland on May 24, 1957. Pamela graduated from High Point High School before attending Prince Georges Community College where she completed her associate’s degree in Criminal Justice. Pam proudly served...
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Henrietta Cecilia Plum, “Henri”, 80

Henrietta Cecilia Plum, “Henri”, 80

Henrietta Cecilia Plum, “Henri”, 80 of Bushwood City, MD formerly from Lanham, MD passed away on November 25, 2019 at her home. Born on November 29, 1938 in Washington, DC she was the loving daughter of the late Caroline Adelaide Topper Hock and Henry Francis Hock. She was preceded in death by her husband...
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Anthony Fitzgerald Greenwell, 52

Anthony Fitzgerald Greenwell, 52

Anthony Fitzgerald Greenwell, 52 of Lexington Park, MD, entered into eternal rest on November 20, 2019. Family and friends will unite on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 for visitation at 10 am until time of service at 11 am at Briscoe-Tonic Funeral Home, 38576 Brett Way, Mechanicsville, MD. Interment will be private.
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Hollis A. Hite

Peacefully on Sunday, November 17, 2019, Hollis A. Hite went home to be with the Lord. Family and friends will gather on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. until time of service at 11:00 a.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 4535 Piney Church Rd, Waldorf, MD 20602. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial...
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Brenda Faye Hodges, 69

Brenda Faye Hodges, 69

Brenda Faye Hodges, 69, of Mechanicsville, MD passed away peacefully at her home on November 20, 2019. Brenda was born on July 16, 1950 in Laurens, South Carolina to the late Robert Clifford Butler and Minnie Lee (Lyons) Butler of Faulkner, MD. Brenda met her best friend and husband, James Henry Hodges over thirty-four...
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Margaret “Maggi” Smith Hoover, 92

Margaret “Maggi” Smith Hoover, 92

Margaret “Maggi” Smith Hoover, 92, of Port Republic, MD, died on November 21, 2019, at Solomons Nursing Center. Born on August 26, 1927, in Washington, D.C., she was the daughter of the late Joseph Smith and Katherine Mahr. Maggi is a graduate of American University where she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in...
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