Obituaries

James Aubrey Owens, “Duffy”, 76

James Aubrey Owens, “Duffy”, 76

James Aubrey Owens, “Duffy”, 76 of Leonardtown, MD formerly from Hughesville, MD, passed away on April 17, 2019. He was born on April 19, 1942 in Leonardtown, MD, he was the loving son of the late Mabel Estel Dean Owens and William James Owens. Duffy was the loving husband of the late Jean Nelson...
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Ralph Otto Showalter, 95

Ralph Otto Showalter, 95

Ralph Otto Showalter, 95, of Brandywine, MD passed away on April 17, 2019 in Burgess, VA. Ralph was born on March 6, 1924, in Rockingham County, VA to the late Earnest B. Showalter and the late Beulah Coakley Showalter. Ralph was a Private in the United States Army from 1941 – 1943 and served...
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Louis Franklin “Flea” Copsey, 67

Louis Franklin “Flea” Copsey, 67

Louis Franklin “Flea” Copsey, 67, of Mechanicsville, MD passed away on April 14, 2019 after a courageous battle surrounded by his family. Flea was born on January 4, 1952 to the late Webster Leroy Copsey and Mary K. (King) Copsey of Prince Frederick, MD. Flea retired from NASA after twenty-five (25) as a Quality...
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Peggy Jean Crawford Lambert, 82

Peggy Jean Crawford Lambert, 82

Peggy Jean Crawford Lambert, 82, of Mechanicsville, MD passed away peacefully at home on April 8, 2019 surrounded by her loving family. Peggy was born on November 2, 1936 in Martinsburg, WV to the late George Robert Crawford and the late Elizabeth Virginia “Sis” Bardino Crawford. Peggy was a dedicated homemaker who loved babies...
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John “Jack” Miller, 94

John “Jack” Miller, 94

John “Jack” Miller of Clinton, Maryland peacefully passed while surrounded by family on April 13, 2019, at the age of 94. Born and raised on his family farm to Bessie Marian(Robey) Miller and John Anton Miller, both now deceased. He farmed his whole life, growing tobacco, corn, wheat and various fruits and vegetables. As...
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Faye P. Windsor, 67

Faye P. Windsor, 67

Faye P. Windsor, 67, of Chesapeake Beach, MD passed away April 17, 2019. Faye was born March 2, 1952 in Cheverly, MD to Ruth Rebecca Richardson. She was raised in Clinton and attended Surrattsville High School. She married George H. Windsor, Sr. November 22, 1969, and they lived in Prince George’s County, mostly in...
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Doug Sampson, 52

Doug Sampson, 52

On Tuesday, April 16, 2019, at the age of 52, Doug Sampson of Huntingtown, MD, passed away peacefully with his loving family by his side after a lengthy battle with cancer. Doug was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather who touched the lives of many with his cheerful disposition, contagious laugh, and never-ending willingness...
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Dianne Tarpley

Dianne Tarpley

Dianne Tarpley departed this earthly life on Wednesday, April 17, 2019. Family and friends will unite on Saturday, April 27, 2019 from 4:00pm until time of service at 5:00pm at Briscoe-Tonic Funeral Home, 2294 Old Washington Rd., Waldorf, MD.
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Mitchell Robert Brown Jr.

Mitchell Robert Brown Jr.

Mitchell Robert Brown Jr, born May 28, 1948 in Washington D.C. quietly departed this life on Wednesday April 17, 2019 at home. The only child born to the late Golder Smith Brown and Mitchell Robert Brown Sr. He matriculated through the public school system in Washington D.C. Mitchell graduated Spingarn High School in 1966....
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Joseph Maurice Cutchember

Joseph Maurice Cutchember

Joseph Maurice Cutchember, better known as Maurice, was called home to be with the Lord on April 13, 2019 at the Georgetown Hospital in Washington, DC. Prior to his transitioning, by his side, were his loving daughters. While the pain still lingers, and the tears still flow, the memories remain the same. Maurice was...
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Ignacio Chagolla Barriga

Ignacio Chagolla Barriga

Ignacio Chagolla Barriga passed suddenly on Wednesday, April 17, 2019. Family and friends will unite for visitation on Sunday, April 21, 2019 from 5:00pm until 9:00pm at Briscoe-Tonic Funeral Home, 2294 Old Washington Rd., Waldorf, MD. On Monday, April 22, 2019 visitation begins at 9:00 am until Mass of Christian burial 10:00 am at...
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Linda Foresta, 61

Linda Foresta, 61

Linda Foresta, 61, of Huntingtown passed away April 17, 2019 at her home surrounded by family. She was born January 29, 1958 in Madison, WI to Raymond and Janice Taylorson. Linda lived in Rhode Island, Georgia and Wales before settling in Maryland. She graduated from Northwestern High School in 1976. She married Paul Foresta...
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Jason Anthony Hoover, 30

Jason Anthony Hoover, 30

Jason Anthony Hoover, 30 of Mechanicsville, MD left this life on the morning of April 13th, 2019 to continue his life in heaven. He enjoyed spending time with his son, fishing and hunting and watching the races. He loved his son more than life itself and will leave a void in the life of...
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Mary Regina “MaryGina” Knepp, 58

Mary Regina “MaryGina” Knepp, 58

Mary Regina “MaryGina” Knepp, 58, of Mechanicsville, MD passed away on April 12, 2019 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born November 1, 1960 in Leonardtown, MD to the late Roy A. Bowles, Sr. and Dorothy L. Bowles. On December 30, 1980 MaryGina married her beloved husband, Mark Bruce Knepp...
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Robert Joseph Morgan, 91

Robert Joseph Morgan, 91

Robert Joseph Morgan, 91, of Charlotte Hall, MD passed away on April 3, 2019 at the Charlotte Hall Veterans Home in Charlotte Hall, MD. Robert was born on July 8, 1927 in Newport, RI to the late Manuel F. Morgan and the late Mary Agnes Moitoza Morgan. Robert served in the United States Navy...
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Linda Susan (Richards) Shaffer, 62

Linda Susan (Richards) Shaffer, 62, of Mechanicsville, MD died on April 5, 2019. Linda was raised in Prince George’s County by the late Charles and Dorothy Richards. This is where she met her husband, John L Shaffer Jr and many life long friends. After starting her own family, she moved to St. Mary’s County...
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Thomas Levin “Lou” Clark, Jr., 95

Thomas Levin “Lou” Clark, Jr., 95

Thomas Levin “Lou” Clark, Jr., 95, of Deale passed away April 16, 2019 at his residence. He was born December 11, 1923 in Kensington, MD to Thomas Levin Sr. and Dorothy Mildred (Thomas) Clark. Tommy was raised in Kensington and graduated from Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School. He joined the United States Navy in December...
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Lavene E. Good, 94

Lavene E. Good, 94

Lavene E. Good, 94, a resident of Owings, MD, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at Burnett Calvert Hospice House in Prince Frederick, MD. She was born on July 11, 1924 in Palmyra, PA and was the daughter of Albert & Frances Earman. Lavene graduated from Hershey High School and attended nurse’s...
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Debra Marie Kustka

Debra Marie Kustka

After a brief struggle with cancer, and a lifelong battle against a myriad of health issues, Debra Marie Kustka joined the Blessed Mother and angles in heaven on April 12, 2019. Debra was born in Prince Frederick, MD and grew up in Benedict. Her love of children led to a career in early childhood...
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Larry Howard Cross

Larry Howard Cross

Larry Howard Cross of Huntingtown, MD, passed away on Sunday, April 7, 2019, at the age of 67. He was born in Washington, DC, on April 24, 1951 to Faye Marie Cross and the late Frederick Cross. Larry was an electrician by trade and a member of the IBEW Local 26 in Lanham,...
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Joan Carr Myers, 80

Joan Carr Myers, 80, of Annapolis, Maryland passed away on April 11, 2019 in Crofton, MD. She was born on September 1, 1938 in Annapolis to the late Harvey Fenton and Myrtle Carr Myers. Joan had a BA in Religious Education and received her Masters degree from Scarritt College in Nashville, TN. She spent...
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Mary Louise Hood, 96

Mary Louise Hood, 96

Mary Louise Hood, age 96 of Brandywine, Maryland, died April 11, 2019 at her home surrounded by her loving family. “Gram,” “Weezy,” “Mamaweeze” and Mom, just a few of the names she was called by family and friends in her amazing 96 years here with us. The definition of a strong, single mother to...
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Paul Francis “Peaches” Gray, 91

Paul Francis “Peaches” Gray, 91

Paul Francis “Peaches” Gray, age 91 of Marbury, Maryland, died April 8, 2019 at the Southern Maryland Hospital Center in Clinton, Maryland. Paul was a self-employed owner of retail stores. He was the son of James Russell Gray and Marybell Proctor Gray. In addition to his parents, he was also predeceased by two brothers...
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Elizabeth Rae Taylor, “Liz”, 76

Elizabeth Rae Taylor, “Liz”, 76

Elizabeth Rae Taylor, “Liz”, 76 of California, MD passed away on April 9, 2019 in Leonardtown, MD. Born on September 20, 1942 in Washington, DC she was the daughter of the late Nora E. Kemp Barber and Ellis R. Barber. Liz was the loving wife of Milton Francis Taylor, Jr., whom she married on...
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Shirley Ann Bennett, 75

Shirley Ann Bennett, 75

Shirley Ann Bennett, 75, of Drayden, MD, formerly of Punta Gorda, FL passed away on April 9, 2019 in Leonardtown, MD. Born on March 19, 1944 in Washington, DC she was the daughter of the late Emile Strickland Newman and John E. Newman. Shirley was the loving wife of William (Bill) Henry Bennett whom...
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