Obituaries

Joanne Love Roberts

Joanne Love Roberts

Joanne Love Roberts, originally from Loveville, MD, passed suddenly on December 5, 2018 surrounded by her loving family. Joanne was born October 6, 1942 in Leonardtown, MD. She is survived by her husband, William Roberts III, daughter Bonnie Therres (Joe), grandchildren Keith Therres, Brittany Renner (Thomas), one sister, Brenda Love Thomas (Matthew), her forever...
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Helen Greenhouse

Helen Greenhouse went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, December 13, 2018. Family and friends will unite on Saturday, December 22, 2018 from 9:00am until time of service at 10:00am at Briscoe-Tonic Funeral Home, 2294 Old Washington Rd., Waldorf, MD. Interment will be held at Fort Lincoln.
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Sylvia Brown

Sylvia Brown departed this earthly life on Friday, December 7, 2018. Family and friends will unite for celebration of life on Friday, December 21, 2018 from 2pm to 4pm at Briscoe-Tonic Funeral Home, 2294 Old Washington Rd., Waldorf, MD. Interment is private.
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Frederick Matthew Holton, 76

Frederick Matthew Holton, 76

Frederick Matthew Holton, 76 of Mechanicsville, MD, entered into eternal rest on December 10, 2018. Family and friends will unite on Tuesday, December 18, 2018 for visitation at 9:00 am until Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 am at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 28297 Old Village Rd, Mechanicsville, MD 20659. Interment to follow at...
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Lawrence Donovan Potter, 88

Lawrence Donovan Potter, 88

Lawrence Donovan Potter, 88, passed away peacefully at his home in Ridge, MD on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 surrounded by family and his devoted dog “Bear”. Lawrence was a native of Great Mills, MD, born and raised on the farm “White Plains”. Born September 16, 1930, he was the seventh of eight children of...
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Kenneth Delano “Sonny” Greenwell, 85

Kenneth Delano “Sonny” Greenwell, 85

Kenneth Delano “Sonny” Greenwell, 85, of Hollywood, MD passed away peacefully at his residence surrounded by his loving family on December 10, 2018. Born on November 26, 1933, in Hollywood, MD, he was the son of the late Valley Ignatius and Blanche Elizabeth Greenwell. He was the loving and caring husband of the late...
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Dorothy Beatrice Downs Hall, 95

Dorothy Beatrice Downs Hall, 95

Dorothy Beatrice Downs Hall, 95 of Lexington Park, MD formerly of Leonardtown, MD passed away on December 9, 2018 in Chesapeake Shores Nursing Home Lexington Park, MD. Born on July 17, 1923 in Leonardtown, MD she was the daughter of the late Agnes LeOdie Raley and James Webster Downs. Dorothy was the loving wife...
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James Edwin Coffren (Eddie), 90

James Edwin Coffren (Eddie), 90

James Edwin Coffren (Eddie), 90, of Avenue, MD passed away on December 8, 2018 surrounded by his loving family. Born at home in District of Columbia on January 6, 1928, he was the son of the late Maude Elizabeth Coffren and Walter LaVerne Coffren. He was preceded in death by his loving wife Barbara...
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Gladys Marie Estep, 80

Gladys Marie Estep, 80

Gladys Marie Estep, 80 of Leonardtown, MD, “aka” Snookie, was born on March 13, 1938 to the late Joseph and Elizabeth Winters of Mechanicsville, MD. God our Father saw it fit to call Gladys home from her labor to her reward on Tuesday, December 4, 2018. Gladys was surrounded by her loving children and...
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Howard Patrick Douglas, Jr., 41

Howard Patrick Douglas, Jr., 41

On Wednesday, December 5, 2018, Howard Patrick Douglas, Jr., aka Patrick, 41 of Lexington Park, MD, entered into eternal rest at St. Mary’s Hospital following an extended illness. Patrick, the son of Howard Douglas and Catherine Coates-Douglas, was born on December 15, 1976 in Calvert County, MD. He received his education in the St....
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Vergie Mary Dyson, 95

Vergie Mary Dyson, 95

Vergie Mary Dyson, 95, of Park Hall, MD, known to many as “Sista”, a devoted wife, loving mother, daughter, grandmother, sister and friend, passed away peacefully at MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital on Saturday, December 8, 2018. Vergie was born on September 21, 1923 in Park Hall, MD to Dallas and Rosetta (Hill) Barnes of...
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Patricia Ashe “Pat” McEntee

Patricia Ashe “Pat” McEntee

The heavenly choirs of angels welcomed an exuberant, new voice on December 5, 2018, when Patricia Ashe “Pat” McEntee passed from this life at St. Mary’s Hospital in Leonardtown. Pat was born in Memphis, Tennessee, but as a young child moved with her family to Hyattsville, Maryland. She graduated from McKinley Tech High School...
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Mary Agnes Woodburn, 85

Mary Agnes Woodburn, 85, of Hollywood, MD passed away on December 7, 2018 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born on February 18, 1933 in Leonardtown, MD to the late Charles Kennedy and Mary Hilda Abell Norris. She was a lifelong resident of St. Mary’s County. On June 26, 1954...
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Rick Bell, 55

Rick Bell, 55

Rick Bell, 55, of California, MD passed away on Saturday, December 8, 2018 at MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital in Leonardtown, MD after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born in Charleston, WV and was the youngest son of the late Paul R. and Dolores J. Bell. Rick graduated with a BS in Engineering...
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Mary Beatrice Nelson, 97

Mary Beatrice Nelson, 97

Mary Beatrice Nelson, 97, of LaPlata, MD passed away on December 8, 2018 at Sagepoint Nursing Home. Mary was born on March 1, 1921 to the late Joseph Edward Burch and the late Betty Elizabeth Tippett Burch. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husbands, William Monroe Morgan and...
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Herbert F. Gisriel

Herbert F. Gisriel

Herbert F. Gisriel was a loving son to Harry J. Gisriel, Sr. and Edith B. Gisriel; Little brother to H. Joseph Gisriel, Jr., and Dorothy Hughes; Dedicated and Loving Father and role model to H. David Gisriel, Douglas C. Gisriel, Kimberley D. Browne, and Lori M. Bauman; and his fourteen grandchildren, Sherri, Crystal, Derek,...
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Drake Alexander Gleason, 25

Drake Alexander Gleason, 25

Drake Alexander Gleason, age 25, went to be with his Lord in Heaven early Monday morning on November 26, 2018. Drake was born on September 10, 1993 in Clinton, Maryland to Glen and Holly Gleason. Brother of Joshua and Jonah. A devoted husband to the love of his life, Veronica Elisa (Asch) Gleason, and...
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Charles Randolph Thompson (Randy)

Charles Randolph Thompson (Randy)

Charles Randolph Thompson (Randy), born July 12, 1959 in Charles County, Maryland, departed unexpectedly on Monday December 3, 2018 @ 9:02 pm at his home. Randy leaves to cherish his wife of 37 years, Agnes Darlene Thompson; three sons, Charles Randy, Carl Maurice, and Roger Lee Thompson; three brothers, James Ernest (Cherry), John Hugh...
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Ernest Floyd Coombs, 59

Ernest Floyd Coombs, 59

Ernest Floyd Coombs, 59, of Loveville, Maryland, died on December 1, 2018 at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, DC. Fondly known as Ernie and Ernest T., he was born on August 5, 1959 in La Plata, Maryland to the late Mayme Elizabeth Collier Coombs and James Walter Coombs Sr. Ernie worked in the construction...
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Michael Charles Strotkamp, 72

Michael Charles Strotkamp, 72, of Waldorf, Maryland passed away on November 26, 2018. Born on March 23, 1946 in Tampa, Florida, he was the son of the late Hortney G. Embry Strotkamp and Frederick E. Strotkamp. Mr. Strotkamp served in the U. S. Army during Vietnam until he was Honorably Discharged in 1970. While...
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Barbara Ann Cain, 76

Barbara Ann Cain, 76

Barbara Ann Cain, 76, of Dunkirk passed away surrounded by family on Monday, November 26, 2018. Born in Washington, D.C. on October 16, 1942 to Robert E. Tayman and Helen L. (DeWitt) Tayman Croutcher. She was raised in Prince George’s County and graduated from Frederick Sasscer High School. In 1970, she met and married...
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Larry Andrew Grierson, 65

Larry Andrew Grierson, 65, of Martinsburg, WV and formerly of Chesapeake Beach passed away December 4, 2018. He was born March 20, 1953 in Prince Frederick to Andrew Lawrence and Betty Ruth (Stallings) Grierson. Larry was raised in “The Beach” and attended Calvert County public schools. He joined the United States Army in 1971...
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Brian James Crayton, Jr

Brian James Crayton, Jr

Suddenly on Saturday, December 1, 2018, Brian James Crayton, Jr. departed this earthly life. Family and friends will unite on Sunday, December 9, 2018 from 2:00pm until time of service 2:30pm at Briscoe-Tonic Funeral Home 2294 Old Washington Road, Waldorf, MD 20601.
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Richard “Dickie” DeSales Murphy, 68

Richard “Dickie” DeSales Murphy, 68

Richard “Dickie” DeSales Murphy, 68, of LaPlata, MD, passed away on November 27, 2018, in Washington, D.C. Dickie was born in LaPlata, Maryland, on February 24, 1950, to the late George “Henry” Murphy, Jr. and the late Cora “Madeline” Goldsmith Murphy. Dickie was the Lead Carpenter for G.H. Murphy Construction and Farmer for a...
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Kirk McJay Williams

Peacefully on Sunday, December 2, 2018, Kirk McJay Williams departed this earthly life. Family and friends will unite on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 from 10:00am until time of service 11:00am at Liberty Baptist Church 527 Kentucky Ave. SE Washington, DC 20003. Interment will follow at Quantico National Cemetery, Triangle, VA
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