Obituaries

Barbara Ann Gillam Fetterhoff, 91

Barbara Ann Gillam Fetterhoff, 91, of Solomons, Md died at Asbury Solomons Health Care Center on Wednesday, November 11, 2020. The family wishes to thank the entire team at Asbury Solomons, A Homemade Plan, and Calvert Hospice, who cared for Barbara during her last year with breast cancer and heart issues. She was born...
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Sandra Lee Glockler Keyser, 82

Sandra Lee Glockler Keyser, 82

Sandra Lee Glockler Keyser, 82 of Port Republic, MD, died on Monday, November 23, 2020 at her home in Kenwood Beach. She was born on January 19, 1938 in Washington, DC to Walter and Rae Glockler. She married Vincent Keyser on Aug 5, 1963 (57 years of marriage), he survives her. Also surviving are...
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John W. Fosen III

John W. Fosen III

John W. Fosen III, Passed away on November 25, 2020. John was born May 14, 1981 in Joliet, Illinois, to the late John W. Fosen II and Linda (Southcombe) Fosen. John proudly served four years in the United State Navy. He was stationed on the USS Kitty Hawk. He was employed as and engineering...
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Wade Nicholas “Whitey” Carpenter, 47

Wade Nicholas “Whitey” Carpenter, 47

Wade Nicholas “Whitey” Carpenter, 47, of Lusby, MD and formerly of St. Leonard, MD passed away on November 21, 2020 at his residence. Born November 12, 1973 in Prince Frederick, MD, he was the son of Elliott G. Carpenter and Linda L. (Soini) Carpenter. Wade graduated from Calvert High School in 1991. He was...
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Charles T. Clynes, Jr., 89

Charles T. Clynes, Jr., 89

Charles T. Clynes, Jr., age 89, died peacefully on November 18, 2020 at his residence in Marbury, Maryland. He was born to Charles and Marion Clynes, raised in Fall River, Massachusetts with his two brothers, Thomas Charles Clynes (Rita) and Edward Clynes (Marie) and two sisters, Marion (Larry) and Sadie. Dad honored his country...
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Pamela Suzanne Starkey, 62

Pamela Suzanne Starkey, 62

Pamela Suzanne Starkey, 62, of Edgewater, MD (formerly of La Plata, MD) passed away on November 13, 2020 at the Hospice of the Chesapeake Mandrin Inpatient Care Center in Harwood, MD after a long, courageous battle with cancer. Pam was born on November 29, 1957 in Frederick, MD to the late Jesse Lee Starkey...
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Betty “Carole” James (McCleary)

Betty “Carole” James (McCleary)

Lexington Park, MD On Sunday, November 15, 2020, Betty “Carole” James (McCleary) peacefully went home to be with the Lord. Born on May 27, 1934 in Steubenville, OH to Emma Elizabeth McCleary McLean (Weaver) and Charles Melvin McCleary. Proceeding her death were her husband, Clifford B. James, Jr; her daughters, Cheryl L. Young (James)...
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Stephen Dean Copeland

Stephen Dean Copeland

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Stephen Dean Copeland. Steve was a longtime resident of Mechanicsville, Maryland. He passed away, surrounded by family and friends, in his home after a long and complicated battle with cancer. His devotion to his family and his firm belief in God supported him...
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Ricky Ray Adkins, 61

Ricky Ray Adkins, 61

Ricky Ray Adkins, 61, of Lexington Park, MD passed away on November 13, 2020 at MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital with his family at his side. He was born on December 11, 1958 in Leonardtown, MD to the late Shirley Ellen Teasley Adkins and Doffis Ray Adkins. Ricky was a delicious cook and made many...
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GySgt John Thomas Schmitt, Jr (Ret.) USMC, 82

GySgt John Thomas Schmitt, Jr (Ret.) USMC, 82

GySgt John Thomas Schmitt, Jr (Ret.) USMC, 82, of Mechanicsville, MD passed away on November 17, 2020. John was born on January 23, 1938 in Patterson, NJ to the late John T. Schmitt, Sr. and Elizabeth Kinney Schmitt. John enlisted into the U.S. Marine Corps on February 15 1955, then retired on August 31,...
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George Edward Widmayer, 97

George Edward Widmayer, 97

George Edward Widmayer, 97, of Mechanicsville, MD passed away on November 18, 2020 at University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center in La Plata, MD. Born on December 3, 1922 in Washington, DC he was the son of the late Charles F. Widmayer and Irma E. Widmayer (Baynes). George married the love of his...
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James Leon Wilt, 86

James Leon Wilt, 86

James Leon Wilt, 86, of Avenue, MD (formerly of Mechanicsville, MD) passed away on November 6, 2020 at his home with his loving family at his side. He was born on June 22, 1934 in Rainelle, WV to the late Leon William Wilt and Betty F. Phillips. In September 1954 Jim enlisted in the...
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Barbara Murphy Gheen, 72

Barbara Murphy Gheen, 72

Barbara Murphy Gheen, 72 of St. Leonard, MD, passed away peacefully on Friday, November 13, 2020, at home with her family by side. She was born on April 20, 1948, in Washington, DC, to James and Velma Murphy. She grew up in Wheaton, MD, graduated from Northwood High School in 1966 and then Montgomery...
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Sharon L. Nielsen, 64

Sharon L. Nielsen, 64

Sharon L. Nielsen, age 64, of Upper Marlboro, MD passed away on Saturday, November 14, 2020 at the Springtime Home II assisted living home where she received excellent care. She was born on March 26, 1956 in District Heights, MD to the late John Henry Keister and Mildred Betty Lamberson. Sharon grew up in...
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Nelson Odoms Jr.

Nelson Odoms Jr.

Peacefully on Sunday, November 15, 2020 Nelson Odoms Jr. departed this earthly life in Ft.Washington, MD. Family and friends will unite on Monday, November 23, 2020 from 10:00am until time of service 11:00am at Briscoe-Tonic Funeral Home, 2294 Old Washington Rd., Waldorf, MD, 20601. Interment will be held at Trinity Memorial Garden in Waldorf,...
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Gail “Dianna” Diatz, 69

Gail “Dianna” Diatz, 69 of Lexington Park, MD, formerly of Alexandria, VA passed away on November 17, 2020 at her home. She was born on May 25, 1951 in Washington, D.C., to the late Norman S. Schlaifer and Ruth (Blum) Schlaifer. Growing up in Silver Spring, MD, she studied art and graduated from American University. She...
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Robert “Bob” Alexander Weaver, 74

Robert “Bob” Alexander Weaver, 74

Robert “Bob” Alexander Weaver, 74, of Huntingtown, Maryland, passed away peacefully on November 10, 2020. Bob was born on December 8, 1945 in Washington, DC to the late Willis and Peggy (Warlick) Weaver. Bob grew up in Washington DC, before moving to Landover, Md and graduated from Duvall High School in 1963. He enlisted...
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Lauren Kaye Schroeder, 64

Lauren Kaye Schroeder, 64

Lauren Kaye Schroeder, 64, of Dunkirk passed away November 14, 2020. She was born June 6, 1956 in Washington, DC to Everett and Bernyce (Kinnischtzke) Sanborn. Lauren was raised in Forestville and graduated from Crossland High School. She later attended nursing school at Union Memorial and earned her registered nursing license in 1992. Lauren...
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Catherine M. Sapp, 79

Catherine M. Sapp, 79

Catherine M. Sapp, 79, of Mechanicsville, MD passed away peacefully at St. Mary’s Nursing Center in Leonardtown, MD on Friday, November 13, 2020. Catherine was born on July 1, 1941 in Washington, DC to the late Robert Woodward Moore and Catherine (Hammer) Moore. Catherine was a hard-working woman, who supported her family as an...
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John T. Hemming

John T. Hemming

John T. Hemming of Indialantic, FL formally or Bryantown, MD, passed away on October 09, 2020. John was born in Bryantown, MD on November 8, 1931, to Henry and Clara Hemming. He was the youngest of 9 children. John served in the U.S. Navy for 4 years. He moved to Florida to work for...
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David Bruce Skalniak

David Bruce Skalniak

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of David Bruce Skalniak Dave was a resident of California, Maryland and passed away at Hospice House in Callaway, Maryland after a courageous fight against cancer. Dave was granted his angel wings on November 10, 2020. Born in Dundalk, MD. on May 6,1960. Dave...
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Elizabeth Stuart Wilkinson Egeli (Stu)

Elizabeth Stuart Wilkinson Egeli (Stu)

Elizabeth Stuart Wilkinson Egeli (Stu), — of Drayden, MD passed away November 16th, 2020. She was born on February 11, 1942 to the late Elizabeth deVane Wilkinson and the late John N. Wilkinson, Jr. of Bel Air, Maryland. Stu, a nickname given to her in elementary school, attended public schools in Bel Air until...
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Kenneth W. Chandler, 84

Kenneth W. Chandler, 84

Kenneth W. Chandler, 84, of La Plata, Maryland passed away at his residence on November 12, 2020. He was born and raised in Morganfield, Kentucky. Ken honored his country serving in the United States Airforce followed by a career with the Navy Department Bureau of Medicine and Surgery in Washington, D.C. Ken was a...
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Richard Lee Getz, 73

Richard Lee Getz, 73

Richard Lee Getz, 73, of Pomfret, MD., passed on November 12, 2020 at his home following a lengthy illness. Richard was born on March 8, 1947 in Grafton, West Virginia, to the late Robert and Maxine Getz of Titusville, Florida as their oldest son. He is preceded in death by his daughter Patricia Morgan....
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James C. Fisk, 79

James C. Fisk, 79

James C. Fisk, 79, of Dunkirk passed away November 13, 2020 at his home. He was born June 7, 1941 in Lewiston, ID to Bert and Doris Aurelia (Weeks) Fisk. Jim moved with his family to Washington, DC when he was 6 years old and later to Hillcrest Heights in 1954. He graduated from...
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