Obituaries

John William Bray, 76

John William Bray, 76

John William Bray, 76, of Mechanicsville, MD, passed away in Leonardtown, MD on June 12, 2019. John was born to the late Edwin Bray and the late Ruth Havener Bray on December 15, 1942 in Washington, DC. John worked as a Machinist for the U.S. Census Bureau, retiring in 1987. He was an artist...
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Dr. Richard James Martin

Dr. Richard James Martin

Born August 9, 1916 in Lancaster, PA, he was the first born son of Hildegarde M. (Freiler) and James F. Martin, Sr. His family moved to Philadelphia when he was in the 6th grade. Despite the woes and trials of the Great Depression, he studied hard in school. During the early Golden Age of...
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Anne with an “E” Louise Shotwell

Anne with an “E” Louise Shotwell

Anne with an “E” Louise Shotwell born in Hughesville, Maryland on September 12, 1934, departed for her journey home on June 14, 2019 at 8:15 p.m. She had so much faith in her heavenly father. She never questioned his words or way. We know for sure when she arrives home, he will say “Welcome...
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Arwin Luke Vandegrift, 82

Arwin Luke Vandegrift, 82

Arwin Luke Vandegrift, 82, of Nanjemoy, MD passed away on June 17, 2019 at his residence. Born on December 9, 1936 in Washington, DC to the late Luke Arwin Vandegrift and Helena Virginia Vandegrift, he is also predeceased by his wife, Jeanette Vandegrift; brothers, Warren Vandegrift, David Vandegrift and Jack Vandegrift; sisters, Davinia James...
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Carrie Jeanne Jennison

Carrie Jeanne Jennison

Carrie Jeanne Jennison was born on March 4, 1969, in Duluth, Minnesota. As an infant, she moved with her family to Seattle, Washington. She grew up, was educated and worked in Seattle until 2007. She earned a BA degree at the University of Washington and an MBA degree at the Albers School of Business...
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Brenda C. Miles, 53

Brenda C. Miles, 53

Brenda C. Miles, 53 of Mechanicsville, MD, went to be with her Lord on Sunday, June 16, 2019 at MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital in Leonardtown, MD. Prior to her transitioning, she was surrounded by her loving family. Brenda was born on April 20, 1966, in Leonardtown, Maryland to John Gray and Georgiana C. Gray....
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Stephanie L. Jett

Stephanie L. Jett

Peacefully on Thursday, June 13, 2019, Stephanie L. Jett went home to be with the lord. Family and friends will unite on Monday, June 24, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. until time of service at 11:00 a.m. at Tree of Life Christian Ministries, 9109 Piscataway Rd,. Clinton, MD 20735. Interment will follow at Heritage Cemetery...
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Mary Anndell Greenwell, 95

Mary Anndell Greenwell, 95

Mary Anndell Greenwell, 95 of Lexington Park, MD, entered into eternal rest on June 15, 2019. Family and friends will unite on Friday, June 28, 2019 for visitation at 9:00 am until time of service at 11:00 am at St. Mark U.A.M.E. Church, 45685 Happyland Rd, Valley Lee, MD 20692. Interment to follow at...
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Jennifer “Jenni” Faye Good, 45

Jennifer “Jenni” Faye Good, 45

Jennifer “Jenni” Faye Good, 45, of Waldorf, MD passed away on Friday, June 14, 2019. Jenni was born on January, 30, 1974 in Prince Georges County, Maryland to the late Stephen Good, Sr. and the late Shirley (Tinsman) Wilson. She is survived by her loving son, Joshua Foote; brother, Stephen Good Jr.; niece Jacki...
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Charles Mathews Coates III

Charles Mathews Coates III

Charles Mathews Coates III, passed away on June 11, 2019. Family and friends will unite on Monday June 24, 2019 for visitation from 11:00 a.m. until time of service 12:00 noon, at Redeeming Life Ministries International , 7845 Port Tobacco Rd., Port Tobacco, MD 20677 . Interment will be at Trinity Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
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Erica Danielle Butler, 17

Erica Danielle Butler, 17

God in his infinite wisdom called to eternal rest His daughter Erica Danielle Butler He chose the best! Erica Danielle Butler, age 17 of California, MD, peacefully passed away on Sunday, June 16, 2019 in the security of her home. Erica was born on June 14, 2002, in Leonardtown, Maryland to Natasha Smith and...
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Nancy A. Bruner

Nancy A. Bruner

Nancy A. Bruner, entered into eternal rest on June 15, 2019. Family and friends will unite on Saturday, June 22, 2019 for visitation from 10:00 am until time of service at 11:00 am at St. Mark U.A.M.E. Church, 45685 Happyland Rd, Valley Lee, MD 20692. Interment St. Mark U.A.M.E. Church cemetery.
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Theresa Ann Horton, 67

Theresa Ann Horton, 67

Biglin in Washington, DC, she spent the majority of her life in Maryland. Terry grew up in Bethesda, MD with her siblings, Ed and Mary Beth. She attended Catholic schools including the Ursuline Academy, graduating in 1969, and later at Assumption College in Worcester, MA, where she graduated in 1973. After college she met...
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Barbara Cameron.75

Barbara Cameron.75

Barbara Cameron.75, of Hollywood, MD formerly from Germany passed away on June 10, 2019 in Leonardtown, MD. She was born on March 31, 1944 in Zelow, Poland, and was the loving daughter of the late Annaliese and Karl Mennel of Ochsenfurt, Germany. Barbara was the loving wife of Thomas Cameron, whom she married on...
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Scott David Ely 65

Scott David Ely 65

Scott David Ely 65, of Mechanicsville MD departed this life on June 5th, 2019 at MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital in Leonardtown, MD with his family by his side. Scott was born on October 5, 1953 in Norwalk, CT to the late Leonard Ely and Shirley Parker Ely. He graduated from Norwalk High School in...
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Stella Pandelis Brong, 89

Stella Pandelis Brong, 89

Stella Pandelis Brong, 89, of Hollywood, MD passed away on June 8, 2019 at St. Mary’s Nursing Center. Stella was born on April 27, 1930 in Cairo, Egypt to the late Pandelis C. Samaras and Helen P. (Theodossiou) Samaras. Stella married the love of her life, Ervin A. Brong, Jr. on November 4, 1953...
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Carol Jeanne Ressler

Carol Jeanne Ressler

Carol Jeanne Ressler, daughter of James Henry and Pearl Isabel Cross, of Penn, PA, passed away in the early morning hours of June 9, 2019, at the Hospice House of St. Mary’s in Callaway, MD after a long and debilitating illness. She was preceded in death by both of her parents and by her...
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David William Ingram, 80

David William Ingram, 80

David William Ingram died in the spring of his 80th year. He went home to a place he’d never been before, where the mountains rise up and treasure abounds. David left this life on May 21, 2019 at his daughter’s home in Charlotte Hall with his sweet pup, Gigi, by his side. He was...
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Alma Rae Murphy, 81

Alma Rae Murphy, 81

Alma Rae Murphy, 81, of St. Inigoes, MD, passed away on June 6, 2019 at her home with her loving family by her side. Alma was born on April 30, 1938 in MD to the late Walter Councilman and Elizabeth (Blanche) Councilman. Alma worked as a Secretary before marrying Michael Murphy in Arlington, VA...
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James Michael Dean, Sr.

James Michael Dean, Sr.

James Michael Dean, Sr., of Radford, Virginia, passed away in Roanoke, Virginia on June 5, 2019. He was born to the late William H. Dean, Sr. and Edna Payne Dean on December 7th, 1952 in Cheverly, MD. Jimmy was employed as a truck driver, retiring in 1984. He enjoyed playing cards, Risk, putting puzzles...
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Mario Victor Simoncini, 83

Mario Victor Simoncini, 83

Mario Victor Simoncini, age 83 of Cobb Island, Maryland, died June 3, 2019 at the University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center in La Plata, Maryland. Mario was an Electrical Engineer with the Department of the Navy and a member of the American Legion in Clinton, Maryland. He was a member of Holy Ghost...
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John Joseph F. Kelly

John Joseph F. Kelly

John Joseph F. Kelly of Waldorf, Maryland was called home by our lord on Wednesday, June 5th, 2019 at 11 pm with loved ones by his side. John was born July 11, 1941 in Jersey City, New Jersey to the late Frances & Mary Julia (Powers) Kelly. A member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church...
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Joanna Bell Holtzclaw, 85

Joanna Bell Holtzclaw, 85

Joanna Bell Holtzclaw, age 85 of Upper Marlboro, Maryland, passed away peacefully to heaven on June 5, 2019 at the Charles County Hospice House in Waldorf, Maryland. Joanna was a homemaker and of the Catholic faith. She was the daughter of James George Vidi and Frances Elizabeth Burgess Vidi. In...
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Edward L. Montalvo

Edward L. Montalvo

On Monday, June 3, 2019, Edward L. Montalvo, of New York, passed away. Family and friends will unite on June 12,2019 from 10:00 am until time of service 11:00 am at Briscoe-Tonic funeral Home, 2294 Old Washington, Rd., Waldorf, MD 20601. Interment immediately following at Heritage Memorial Cemetery, Waldorf, MD.
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Constance Funderburk

Constance Funderburk

Passed away on Wednesday, May 29, 2019. Survived by children, Leslie Funderburk-Rush (Demetrius), Lisa Funderburk-Robinson, Lee Goins (Eric); grandchildren, Desiree, Brittney, Latasha, Malik, Benjamin, Mark, Jr., and Heaven; sister, Dorothy Kennedy; nices Belinda and Noel; nephews, Michael and Dwayne and a host of other relatives and friends; She was preceded in death by her...
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