Obituaries

Albert Ritchie Warner, 84

Albert Ritchie Warner, 84

Albert Ritchie Warner, 84 of Lusby, MD, passed away on March 25, 2017 at the Burnett Calvert Hospice House, Prince Frederick, MD. Born July 23, 1932 in Taylorsville, MD, he was the son of the late Urih Sylvester Warner and Marie Gertrude (Newsbaum) Warner. Albert is survived by his daughters, Joan Beltz of Lusby,...
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Joanne Marie Walton, 68

Joanne Marie Walton, 68

Joanne Marie Walton, 68, of Chesapeake Beach passed away March 24, 2017 in Annapolis. She was born December 4, 1948 in Washington, D.C., to Donald and Margaret (Lowe) Liming. Joanne was raised in Colmar Manor and Palmer Park, MD. She attended St. Margaret’s in Seat Pleasant and graduated from Suitland High School. She spent...
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Charles William “Chuck” Schaefer, Jr., 91

Charles William “Chuck” Schaefer, Jr., 91

Charles William “Chuck” Schaefer, Jr., 91, of North Beach passed away March 25, 2017 in Washington, D.C. He was born November 26, 1925 in New York City and was raised in Queens, later moving with his family to Virginia. He attended public schools and worked on the family farm and business, Schaefer’s Market. He...
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Thomas E. Hines III, 64

Thomas E. Hines III, 64

Thomas E. Hines III, 64, of Rose Haven Md., passed away at home from cancer on March 25, 2017. Born October 1, 1952 in Washington D.C, the eldest of 5 children, loving son of Thomas E. Hines Jr. (deceased) and Twila Mae Hines. Survived by his sisters Linda Carlson, Beverly Harris (Barry), brother David...
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Thomas Ernest Ostenso, 74

Thomas Ernest Ostenso, 74

Thomas Ernest Ostenso, 74 of Lusby, MD, passed away on March 25, 2017 at his residence. Born March 20, 1943 in Washington, D.C., he was the son of the late Sigurd Ostenso and Catherine (Ruckert) Ostenso. Tom is survived by his wife Jeanne Carol Ostenso; his sons, Gary Ostenso of Solomons, MD and Jeff...
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Jase Patrick Fohs

Jase Patrick Fohs

On July 21st, 2016, Doriane Gedridge and Jared Fohs brought a handsome 7 pound baby boy, Jase, into this world. Jase was born at Calvert Memorial Hospital with all his family and friends to celebrate his birth. He was a spunky and energetic baby that had the biggest smile that could light up the...
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Joann (McBee) Murphy, 82

Joann (McBee) Murphy, 82

Joann (McBee) Murphy, 82, of Waldorf, MD peacefully passed away on March 25, 2017 at Genesis Waldorf Center. She was born on April 14, 1934 in Maynardville, TN to the late William C. and Lucy K. (Carmon) McBee. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother to whom she was affectionately known as...
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Joan Hornsby, age 78

Joan Hornsby, age 78

Joan Hornsby, age 78 of Waldorf, Maryland, died March 24, 2017 at Washington Hospital Center. Joan was a Pre-School Director with First Baptist Church of St. Charles for 42 years. She was a devoted wife and mother. She was the daughter of Donald Thomas Hobby, Sr. and Edna Katherine Holiday Hobby. In addition to...
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Angel Marie Smith, 32

Angel Marie Smith, 32

Angel Marie Smith, 32, died suddenly on March 21, 2017 in La Plata, Maryland. Born on November 15, 1984 in Cheverly, MD, she was the daughter of Betty Jo Smith Bell and David Bell. In addition to her parents, she is survived by her siblings Nicole, Daisy, Marty, David, Isaac, Joshua, Sonny and Leon;...
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Franklin Irvin Bowles, 27

Franklin Irvin Bowles, 27

Franklin Irvin Bowles, 27, of Loveville, MD passed away on March 25, 2017. He was born on November 8, 1989 in Leonardtown, MD to Joseph and Mary Jane “Snooky” Bowles. Frankie attended and graduated from Leonardtown High School. He was employed with the St. Mary’s County Public School System as a building service worker...
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Bernard F. “Barney” Kane, 77

Bernard F. “Barney” Kane, 77

Bernard F. “Barney” Kane, 77, of California, MD passed away March 24, 2017 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born October 28, 1939 in Shamokin, PA to the late Thomas M. Kane and Elizabeth Cress. On March 17, 1958 Barney enlisted in the United States Navy were he proudly served...
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Raymond (Ray) Bernard McCabe Jr., 68

Raymond (Ray) Bernard McCabe Jr., 68

Raymond (Ray) Bernard McCabe Jr., 68, of Charlotte Hall, MD passed away March 24, 2017 in Leonardtown, MD. He was born July 8, 1948 in Washington, DC to the late Raymond Sr. and Barbara French McCabe. In December 1968, Ray enlisted in the United States Navy and proudly served his country. Following his service...
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Donald Hearn Horner, 95

Donald Hearn Horner, 95

Donald Hearn Horner, 95, departed this life at Charlotte Hall Veterans Home on March 22, 2017. He was born on December 9, 1921 at Wetiquin, MD. He was the son of the late Harry G. Horner and Bessie Hearn Horner. He graduated from Nanticoke High School and Washington College, class of 1942. After serving...
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Julia French “Julie” Bayles, 68

Julia French “Julie” Bayles, 68

Julia French “Julie” Bayles, 68, of Hollywood, MD passed away on March 22, 2017. She was born July 19, 1948 in Nashville, TN to Elizabeth Wells French and the late Jefferson M. French, Jr. On July 5, 1997 Julie married her beloved husband, Steve Bayles, in California, MD. Together they celebrated 19 beautiful years...
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Maria Odete Rodrigues Abreu Nolletti, 70

Maria Odete Rodrigues Abreu Nolletti, 70

Maria Odete Rodrigues Abreu Nolletti, age 70, of Leonardtown, MD, lost her battle with leukemia on March 18, 2017. Odete is survived by her husband, Redo Nolletti of Leonardtown, MD, two children, Patrick Nolletti of Teagu, South Korea and Natasha Nolletti Burney of Tel Aviv, Israel, and three grandchildren, Nathan Nolletti, Alexandra Burney and...
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Emily Nicole Morris, 25

Emily Nicole Morris, 25

Emily Nicole Morris, 25, of Port Saint Lucie, FL passed away suddenly on March 17th 2017 in Port St. Lucie, Florida. Born on July 22, 1991 in Terceira Island, Azores. She was the cherished daughter of David Morris (Kathryn) and Joanna Schwab (William). She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents John Morris...
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Mary Ellen (Gardiner) Starkey, 94

Mary Ellen (Gardiner) Starkey, 94

Mary Ellen Gardiner Mister Starkey passed away March 21, 2017 at the age of 94.  Retired teacher in Charles County after 32 years, she graduated from Sacred Heart School and Mary Washington College. Mary Ellen was a member of Sacred Heart Church Sodality, Catholic Daughters Court Neale #753 and Restorers of Mount Carmel.  She...
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Clifford Craig Blend, 88

Clifford Craig Blend, 88

Clifford Craig Blend, 88, of Manning, South Carolina passed away peacefully on March 19, 2017. He was born on March 13, 1929 in Bellwood, PA to the late Charles Edward and the late Beatrice Ethel Blend. In 1948, Clifford married the love of his life Beverly Jean Meader. He spent 30 years in the...
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M. Jeanette Olofson, 95

M. Jeanette Olofson, 95

M. Jeanette Olofson, 95, of California, MD (formerly of Olympia, WA) passed away March 18, 2017 at St. Mary’s Nursing Center in Leonardtown, MD. She was born May 9, 1921 in Beattie, KS to the late Arthur A. Heleker and Cristine Patterson. Jeanette was employed as a dedicated, efficient and highly organized administrative assistant...
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Samuel Leon Franklin, 86

Samuel Leon Franklin, 86

Samuel Leon Franklin, 86, of Mechanicsville, MD passed away at the Charlotte Hall Veterans Home on March 17, 2017 in Charlotte Hall, MD. Samuel was born to the late Harry Alfred Franklin and the late Gussie Buck Franklin in Washington, DC on October 28, 1930. Samuel served with the U.S. Marines Corps. He retired...
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James Melvin Latham, Sr., “Snooks” 84

James Melvin Latham, Sr., “Snooks” 84

James Melvin Latham, Sr., “Snooks” 84, of Chaptico, MD, passed away on March 20, 2017 in Chaptico, MD. Born on August 30, 1932, he was the son of the late Maude Russell Latham and Leonard Latham. Snooks was the loving husband of Elizabeth Ann (Dolly) Latham whom he married on April 14, 1951, in...
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Robert “Bob” Mattei, Sr, 86

Robert “Bob” Mattei, Sr, 86

Robert “Bob” Mattei, Sr, 86, of Leonardtown, MD, formerly from Locust Grove, VA, passed away on March 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. Born on July 23, 1930, in East Haven, CT, he was the son of the late Aurelia Clara Mattei and Pasquale Mattei. Bob was preceded in death by his first wife Rita...
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Mary Alice Wingo, 76

Mary Alice Wingo, 76

Mary Alice Wingo, 76, of Charlotte Hall, MD passed away on March 19, 2017. Born on February 18, 1941 in Beckley, W. VA. To the late Clarence J. Meadows and Mildred Thompson. Mary is also predeceased by a Brother, Clarence Meadows. Mary is survived by her Husband, Kenneth Wing. Sons, Noel E. Profit (Krista),...
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Patsy Lee Brummitt, 84

Patsy Lee Brummitt, 84

Patsy Lee Brummitt, 84, of La Plata, MD formerly of Fort Washington, MD passed away on Saturday March 18, 2017 at Calvert Memorial Hospital, Prince Frederick, MD. Born in Clintwood, VA she was a daughter of the late Henry S. and Dixie (Puckett) Edwards. She was the beloved wife of the late Troy A....
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Joanna Catharina Smith, 94,

Joanna Catharina Smith, 94,

Joanna Catharina Smith, 94, of Clinton, MD, passed away on Sunday, March 19, 2017 at MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center. Joanna was predeceased by her husband, Sherman Coe Smith. She is survived by her children, James S. Smith (Lilly) and Linda M. Worthington (Dan). She was a loving grandmother to: Kristine M. Thomas (Mike),...
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