Obituaries

Jacob Sergeon, 96

Jacob Sergeon, 96 years old, of Clinton, MD., was called home to eternal rest on Wednesday, August 26, 2020. Family and friends will gather on Saturday, September 12, 2020 at 2pm, until time of service 3pm, at Briscoe-Tonic Funeral Home, 2294 Old Washington Rd., Waldorf, MD., 20601. Interment will be held at Cheltenham Cemetery.
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Carolyn Trott Gordy, 85

Carolyn Trott Gordy, 85

Carolyn Trott Gordy, 85, of Chesapeake Beach passed away September 6, 2020 at her residence surrounded by family. She was born October 29, 1934 in Dunkirk to Wayne and Nellie Trott. Carolyn grew up in Calvert County and graduated from Calvert High School in 1953. She married Wayne Gordy on February 12, 1955 and...
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William Jude “Bill” Phalen, 79

William Jude “Bill” Phalen, 79

William Jude “Bill” Phalen, 79, of Huntingtown passed away September 7, 2020. He was born November 7, 1940 in Lancaster, WI to Lulu and Timothy E. Phalen. Bill grew up on the family farm in Lancaster, WI and attended St. Clement’s Elementary School and St. Nazianz Seminary before graduating from Lancaster High School in...
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Margaret E. Nelson, “Sissy”, 78

Margaret E. Nelson, “Sissy”, 78

Margaret E. Nelson, “Sissy”, 78 of Chaptico, MD formerly from Loveville, MD passed away on September 8, 2020 in Mechanicsville, MD. She was born on February 19, 1942 in Loveville, MD and was the daughter of the late Alice Tippett and Albert Tippett. Margaret was the loving wife of Harry Nelson whom she married...
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Robert Lee Wallingsford, 80

Robert Lee Wallingsford, 80

Robert Lee Wallingsford, 80 of Welcome, MD. passed away on Tuesday September 1, 2020. He was born February 16,1940 in Washington, DC to Daniel T. and Frances Viola Wallingsford. He is proceeded in death by his son Charles Edwin Wallingsford, his parents and a brother Daniel F. Wallingsford, Sr. Robert joined the United States...
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Sarah Ann Caudill Clay, 36

Sarah Ann Caudill Clay, 36

Sarah Ann Caudill Clay, 36, of California, MD, passed away Saturday, September 5, 2020 at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, D.C. Sarah was born on January 5, 1984 in Prince Frederick to Alice Rebecca Greenwell and Darrell Lee Caudill. She grew up in North Beach and graduated from Northern High School class of 2002....
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Captain Theodore (Ted) Kershaw McCarley, USN (RET), 80

Captain Theodore (Ted) Kershaw McCarley, USN (RET), 80

Captain Ted McCarley, USN (Ret) (80) passed quietly in his sleep at home in Solomons, MD on 5 September 2020. Born in Charleston, SC on 24 June 1940, he was the son of the late Rear Admiral Henry Harris McCarley and the late Marion (MacMillan) McCarley. Ted received his Bachelor’s Degree Summa Cum Laude...
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Arleen Juster Cusic, 79

Arleen Juster Cusic, 79

Arleen Juster Cusic, 79, of LaPlata, MD passed away on August 31, 2020 at home. Born in Honolulu, HI on March 6, 1941 to the late Milton and Virginia Juster, she is also preceded in death by her husband, Joseph E. Cusic, Jr.; and son, Robert Cusic. Arleen is survived by her son, Joseph...
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George Charles Batson, 88

George Charles Batson, 88

George Charles Batson, 88, died of natural causes on September 4, 2020 at home surrounded by his wife, Roberta Batson, niece, Tracy Johnson and other family members. He was born in Washington, DC on June 14, 1932, the son of George Edward Batson and Alta Godel Batson. George graduated from Eastern High School in...
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William Ismael Vasquez, 24

William Ismael Vasquez, 24

William Ismael Vasquez, 24, was born December 17, 1995 in Silver Spring, MD. He was the youngest son of Karen Lynn Caravantes and the only son of Ismael Vasquez. In 1997, William and his older brother were baptized at Saint Bernard’s Catholic Church in Riverdale, MD. He graduated from McDonough High School in 2014....
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Clay Horton Sanford, Jr.

Clay Horton Sanford, Jr.

Clay Horton Sanford, Jr., of La Plata, MD, formerly of Bluefield, WV, passed peacefully away on September 2, 2020, after a long illness. Clay was born in Bluefield, WV, on May 29, 1940, son of the late Clay H. Sanford, Sr., and Helen Cumby Sanford. He was preceded in death by his wife, Carla...
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Edna Lynn Shymansky, 82

Edna Lynn Shymansky, 82

Edna Lynn Shymansky, 82, of Hughesville, MD departed this life on Sunday, September 6, 2020 at Calvert Memorial Hospital in Prince Frederick, MD. Edna was born on February 8, 1938 in Washington, D.C. She was the loving daughter of the late Frederick McLeod and Margaret Kirby. She graduated from Bladensburg High School in 1956....
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Shannon Thomas Landowski, 52

Shannon Thomas Landowski, 52

Shannon Thomas Landowski, 52, of Lexington Park, MD passed away on September 4, 2020 at MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital in Leonardtown, MD. He was born February 25, 1968 in Watertown, WI to James Joseph Landowski and Linda Lou Bostwick Landowski of Clarksville, AK. Shannon is a 1986 graduate of South Division High School in...
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Peggy Ann Bradburn, 86

Peggy Ann Bradburn, 86

Peggy Ann Bradburn, 86, of Ridge, MD passed away on Sunday, September 6, 2020 at Capital Caring Hospice in Greenbelt, MD. She was born in Scotland, MD on November 18, 1933 to the late Frank Ridgell and Viola Green Ridgell. Peggy married the love of her life Robert Melvin Bradburn Sr. on August 15,...
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Jessiephine Delores Childs-Johnson

Jessiephine Delores Childs-Johnson

Jessiephine Delores Childs-Johnson, one of twelve children, was born to late Robert Hubert and Pollie James Childs on September 3, 1946, in Washington, DC. She attended D.C. Public Schools and graduated from Spingarn High School, she later attended Howard University, studying sociology and criminology. Jessie or Lois, as she was called by most family...
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Sarah Evelyn Hewlett, 97

Sarah Evelyn Hewlett, 97

Sarah Evelyn Hewlett, 97 of Dameron, MD, entered into eternal rest on August 20, 2020. Visitation will begin at 10:30 am until Mass of Christian Burial at 11:30 am on Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at St. Peter Claver Church, 16922 Saint Peter Claver Rd, St Inigoes, MD 20684. Interment to follow at the church...
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James (Jim) Benjamin Reed

On August 30, 2020, James (Jim) Benjamin Reed of White Plains, Maryland passed away from complications due to chronic COPD. He has slipped the surly bonds of earth and is now in heaven with his parents, George and Sarah Reed, and daughter, Mary. He was also predeceased by his brother, Steve Chocklett and sister,...
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Irene Letha Gross, 97

Irene Letha Gross, 97 of Piney Point, MD, entered into eternal rest on September 1, 2020. Visitation will begin at 10 am until Mass of Christian Burial at 11 am on Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at St. George’s Catholic Church, 19199 St. George’s Church Road, Valley Lee, MD 20692. Interment to follow in the...
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James J. Collentro Jr.“Brother”, 79

James J. Collentro Jr.“Brother”, 79

James J. Collentro Jr.“Brother”, 79 beloved husband of Shirley M. (LaRosse) Collentro died on Friday, September 4th after a long illness.He was born in Arlington MA and raised in Lexington before moving to Billerica to raise his adoring family. He held several jobs as a young man until he eventually built and ran “The...
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Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department Regrets to Announce Passing of Life Member Preston J. “Stink” Downs

Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department Regrets to Announce Passing of Life Member Preston J. “Stink” Downs

UPDATE: Preston Johnson Downs, “Stink” 62 of Mechanicsville, MD passed away on September 3, 2020 at his residence surrounded by his loving family. Born on May 25, 1958 in Leonardtown, MD he was the son of the late Preston Joseph Downs and Mary Emma Downs. Stink is survived by his wife Joyce A. Gatton...
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Ronald Felix Carlson, “Ron”, 91

Ronald Felix Carlson, “Ron”, 91, of Lexington Park, MD, formerly from Milton-Freewater, Oregon, passed away peacefully at his residence surrounded by his loving family on September 1st, 2020. Ron was born on May 24, 1929 to the late Felix Ivar Carlson, and Edith Mattson Carlson in Astoria, Oregon, and was the loving husband of...
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Marlene Higgins McGehee, 82

Marlene Higgins McGehee,, 82, was born September 7, 1935 in Newport, RI, passed away August 23, 2020. She was the long-time partner of John K. McBride, who preceded her in death on February 8, 2020. May she have a peaceful loving afterlife.
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Shawn Michael Wurtz, 50

Shawn Michael Wurtz of Millersville, MD, passed away on Tuesday, August 25, 2020, at the age of 50. Shawn was the son of June and Stephen G. Wurtz. He was the loving father of Jeremy, Gabrielle and Joshua Wurtz, brother of Chris Wurtz (Shannon) and the uncle of Luke and Noah Wurtz. He...
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Joyce Ann Andrews, 71

Joyce Ann Andrews, 71

Joyce Ann Andrews, 71, of Lusby passed away September 1, 2020. She was born June 19, 1949 in Washington, D.C. to Hazel Gertrude Prentice and Joseph Carroll, Sr. Joyce married David Reigh Andrews on December 26, 1991 and they have been together for 40 years. They lived in Prince George’s County for many years...
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Lt. Col. (USMC Ret.) Frederick Roland Wagner Jr., 70

Lt. Col. (USMC Ret.) Frederick Roland Wagner Jr., 70

Lt. Col. (USMC Ret.) Frederick Roland Wagner Jr. passed away Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020, at Charlotte Hall Veterans Home in Charlotte Hall, Maryland, after a long battle with frontotemporal dementia. He was 70 years old. A native of Norfolk, he graduated from Norview High School. He studied at Old Dominion University and earned a...
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