Obituaries

Lennie Phillip “Hot Rod” “Pooh” “Uncle Pooh” Rose, 59

Lennie Phillip “Hot Rod” “Pooh” “Uncle Pooh” Rose, 59

Lennie Phillip “Hot Rod” “Pooh” “Uncle Pooh” Rose, 59, passed away at home unexpectedly on April 20, 2017 in Lexington Park, MD. He was the son of the late Barbara Ann “Ludwig” Browning and Jack Luther Rose Jr. Lennie was born on June 11, 1957 in Rocky Mount, NC.  He played on the Varsity Football team at Calvert Sr....
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Lemuel “Mel” Esteban Mendoza, 55

Lemuel “Mel” Esteban Mendoza, 55

Lemuel “Mel” Esteban Mendoza, 55, of Lexington Park, MD formerly from Subic, Philippines passed away on April 21, 2017 in Washington, DC. Born on September 30, 1961 in Subic, Philippines, he was the son of Benjamin Mendoza of San Francisco, CA, and the late Valeriana Menodoza. Mel was the loving husband of Adoracion Mendoza,...
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Stefanie Ann Shelton, 33

Stefanie Ann Shelton, 33

Stefanie Ann Shelton, 33, of Lexington Park, MD passed away on April 21, 2017 at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, D.C. after her struggle with leptomeningeal carcinomatosis. She was born June 12, 1983 in Sacramento, CA to Ronald and Margo Shelton of Great Mills, MD. In June 2015, Stefanie earned her Associate of Arts...
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Leo Peter Klear Jr., 74

Leo Peter Klear Jr., 74

Leo Peter Klear Jr., 74, of Leonardtown, MD, died on Friday, April 21, 2017 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Leonardtown, MD. Born on May 24, 1942 in Leonardtown, MD, he was the beloved husband of Jo Anne Klear, daughter of Anna Mae Austin. He was cherished as the father of Susan M. Fielders, Brian...
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Nina Lee Pyburn, 73

Nina Lee Pyburn, 73

Nina Lee Pyburn, 73, of Cobb Island, Maryland, died on April 20, 2017 at University of Maryland Charles Regional, LaPlata, Maryland. Born in Washington, DC on August 12, 1943, she was the daughter of the late Joseph W. McCreary and the late Ethel Smithwick McCreary. Nina graduated from the Johnston Willis Nursing School in...
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Margaret Ann Shanahan, 83

Margaret Ann Shanahan, 83

Margaret Ann Shanahan, 83, of Valley Lee, MD passed away April 19, 2017 at Chesapeake Shores Nursing Center in Lexington Park, MD surrounded by her loving family. She was born March 4, 1934 in Alexandria, VA to the late James C. Milstead and Helen E. Penn. Margaret is a graduate of George Washington High...
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Anna Bell Chisholm, 93

Anna Bell Chisholm, 93

Anna Bell Chisholm, age 93 of La Plata, Maryland, died April 23, 2017 at Morningside House of St. Charles. Anna was an Office Administrator with Springfield Hospital in Sykesville, Maryland. She also worked during World War II in an airplane factory in Baltimore, Maryland. She was the daughter of Robie R. Smith and Elaine...
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Gertrude Marie Luckel, 98

Gertrude Marie Luckel, 98

Gertrude Marie Luckel, age 98 of Waldorf/Bel Alton, Maryland, died April 20, 2017. Gertrude was of the Episcopal faith. She loved going fishing and camping for many years at Dennis Point in Drayden, Maryland. Most of all, she loved being a homemaker and taking care of her family. She was the daughter of Charles...
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Lou C. Surber, 87

Lou C. Surber, 87

Lou C. Surber, 87, of Owings, MD passed away on April 12, 2017 at her residence. Born July 14, 1929 in Rainelle, WV, she was the daughter of the late Oretta Irving Clinebell and Lestra (Patterson) Clinebell. Lou was an Analyst for the National Security Agency. She is survived by her husband, Julian Thomas...
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Jayden Chad Deel, 8

Jayden Chad Deel, 8

Jayden Chad Deel, 8, of Mechanicsville, MD passed away on April 19, 2017 at Children’s Medical Center in Washington, DC. Born in Baltimore, MD on September 29, 2008, Jayden is survived by his mother, Brandi Kasulaitis; father, Dustin J. Langley; brothers, Cameron Langley and Tyler Kasulaitis; grandmother, Sheree Kasulaitis; grandfather, George Sams; step-grandparents, Dena...
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Grace Louise (Boner) Amadeo, 92

Grace Louise (Boner) Amadeo, 92

Grace Louise (Boner) Amadeo, of St. Leonard, MD, formerly of College Park, MD, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 15, 2017, at the age of 92. She was born on December 23, 1924, in Gilberton, PA, to Anna (Irvin) and William Earl Boner. Grace enjoyed life and all it had to offer. For years...
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Dr. Sarkis Sarkissian, 94

Dr. Sarkis Sarkissian, 94

Dr. Sarkis Sarkissian, 94, of Lexington Park, MD passed away surrounded by his loving family on April 18, 2017 at his residence. Born on December 16, 1922 in Hamadan, Iran, he was the son of the late Julia Ann Mirza Sarkissian, and George Sarkissian. Sarkis is survived by his wife Kathleen Sarkissian of Lexington...
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James Allen Spalding, “Jimbo”, 55

James Allen Spalding, “Jimbo”, 55

James Allen Spalding, “Jimbo”, 55, passed away on Saturday, April 15, 2017at his home which he built, in Hollywood, MD. Born on December 24, 1961, he is the son of Shirley J. Spalding and the late Joseph O. (Sonny) Spalding. He graduated from Leonardtown High School, first graduating class of 1980. Jimbo was the...
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John Anthony “Johnny” Joseph, 87

John Anthony “Johnny” Joseph, 87

John Anthony “Johnny” Joseph, 87, passed away on April 13, 2017 at his home in Hollywood, Md that he shared with his wife of 63 years, Phyllis. Born June 12, 1929, he was the son of Anthony Joseph and Mary Hassy of Wilkes Barre, Pa. His greatest love was spending time with his family....
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Michael William Brunk “Mike”, 60

Michael William Brunk “Mike”, 60

Michael William Brunk “Mike”, 60, of Leonardtown, MD, formerly of Dameron MD passed away on April 13, 2017 in Leonardtown, MD. Born on March 10, 1957 in Chincoteague, VA, he was the son of Russell Brunk of Dameron, MD and the late Mikiye Brunk. Mike is survived by his siblings: Vicki Nix (Carl) of...
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Donald “Don” E. Goostree, Sr. 68

Donald “Don” E. Goostree, Sr. 68

Donald “Don” E. Goostree, Sr. 68, of California, MD formerly from Pleasant Hill, CA passed away on April 12, 2017 in La Plata, MD. Born on August 30, 1948 in Alameda, CA, he was the son of the late Rosella Goostree and Billy Goostree. Don was the loving husband of Margaret L. Goostree, whom...
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LCDR William Robert “Bill” Boxwell, USN (Ret.), 91

LCDR William Robert “Bill” Boxwell, USN (Ret.), 91

LCDR William Robert “Bill” Boxwell, USN (Ret.) of Dameron, MD passed away April 19, 2017 at the age of 91 at MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital in Leonardtown, MD. He was born February 21, 1926 in Baltimore, MD to the late Charles Raymond Boxwell and Etta Marie Blanchard. In February 1944, Bill enlisted in the...
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Margaret Ann Shanahan, 83

Margaret Ann Shanahan, 83, of Valley Lee, MD passed away April 19, 2017 at Chesapeake Shores Nursing Center in Lexington Park, MD surrounded by her loving family. She was born March 4, 1934 in Alexandria, VA to the late James C. Milstead and Helen E. Penn. Margaret is a graduate of George Washington High...
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Dr. William A. “Bill” Yingling (Lt. Col., USAF) (Ret), 81

Dr. William A. “Bill” Yingling (Lt. Col., USAF) (Ret), 81

Dr. William A. “Bill” Yingling (Lt. Col., USAF) (Ret), 81, of Leonardtown, MD passed away April 18, 2017 at MedStar Washington Hospital Center surrounded by his loving family. Bill was married to his wife Sue Ann Yingling for 51 loving years. He was born September 8, 1935 in Pennsylvania to the late James Yingling...
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Joyce Eileen (Reynolds) English, 75

Joyce Eileen (Reynolds) English, 75, of Lexington Park, MD passed away April 11, 2017 at Chesapeake Shores in Lexington Park, MD. Joyce was born on October 23, 1941 in Jacksonville, FL. She was the daughter of the late Russell Leroy Reynolds of Cumberland, MD; and the late Nora Marie (Cunningham) Reynolds of Mt Savage,...
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Alesha Jo Verdict, 62

Alesha Jo Verdict, 62

Alesha Jo Verdict, 62, of Lexington Park, MD; left this world for a better one on April 13, 2017, surrounded by her loving family. Born April 11, 1955 in Kansas City, MO to the late Richard Glenn and Jeanette Lee Sappington Dickson, Alesha was raised in Fulton, MO where she lived until 1977. Alesha’s...
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Betty Elaine Walker, 93

Betty Elaine Walker, 93

Betty Elaine Walker, 93, of Mechanicsville, MD formerly of Camp Springs, MD passed away April 13, 2017 at her residence. Betty was born January 6, 1924 and was the daughter of the late Elmer T. Newman and Ruth H. Grout Newman. Betty was a lifetime homemaker who enjoyed painting, drawing, jig saw puzzles, crocheting,...
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David Linton Hanson, Sr. 73

David Linton Hanson, Sr. 73

David Linton Hanson, Sr. 73 of Mechanicsville Maryland died on April 13, 2017. David was born on May 24, 1943 in LaPlata, Maryland to the late Jennings and Mary Hanson. He grew up in Cobb Island Maryland, was a graduate of LaPlata High School and served in the United States Navy. David was Self...
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Joseph Isaac “Oilpan” Buckler, Jr. 61

Joseph Isaac “Oilpan” Buckler, Jr. 61

Joseph Isaac “Oilpan” Buckler, Jr. 61, of Leonardtown, MD passed away April 11, 2017 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born May 23, 1955 in Cheverly, MD to the late Joseph Isaac Buckler, Sr. and Florence Gertrude Walker Buckler. On July 1987, Joe married his beloved wife, Susan E. Buckler. ...
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Sylvester Elsworth Holton

Sylvester Elsworth Holton

Sylvester Elsworth Holton was born on December 5, 1946 to the late Edward Holton and Elsie Woodland Holton. He was one of twelve children and was affectionately given the nickname “Bae Boy” which is short for baby boy. Sylvester departed this life on Saturday, April 8, 2017 at Inova Hospital in Fairfax, VA. He...
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