Obituaries

James “Jimmy” Curtis Clift, 81

James “Jimmy” Curtis Clift, 81

James “Jimmy” Curtis Clift, 81 of Lewes, Delaware, formerly of Bowie, MD, passed away on July 20, 2021 in Midlothian, VA. Born April 1, 1940 in Washington, DC, Jimmy was the son of the late Barbara and Harold “Pop” Clift. He was the loving husband of the late Cookie Clift, whom he married on...
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Margaret Anne “Peggy” Smolarsky, 63

Margaret Anne “Peggy” Smolarsky, 63

Margaret Anne “Peggy” Smolarsky, 63, passed away with her family by her side on July 20, 2021. Born in Cheverly, MD, she was the daughter of Laurence A. Walsh and the late Doris Strain Walsh. She retired from serving the St. Mary’s County, Maryland community as a deputy sheriff. After retiring, Peggy enjoyed spending...
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Deborah “Debbie” Annette Gatton, 56

Deborah “Debbie” Annette Gatton, 56

Deborah “Debbie” Annette Gatton, 56, of Lexington Park, MD, formerly of Hollywood, MD, passed away on July 19, 2021 at her home. Debbie was born on June 2, 1965 in Baltimore City, MD and was the loving daughter of the late Ruth Evelyn Gatton and William Raymond Gatton. Debbie is survived by her siblings...
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Remembering Retired St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Corporal Margaret “Peggy” Smolarsky

Remembering Retired St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Corporal Margaret “Peggy” Smolarsky

It is with profound grief and sadness that we announce the passing of retired Corporal Margaret “Peggy” Ann Smolarsky, of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, who passed away on July 20, 2021 after a hard-fought battle against cancer. Peggy was born in March of 1958, in Cheverly, Maryland and grew up in Prince...
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Mary Ann “Walker” Gibson, 92

Mary Ann “Walker” Gibson, 92

Mary Ann “Walker” Gibson, 92, of La Plata, MD, formerly of Bryans Road and Abell, MD, passed away on July 15, 2021 in La Plata, MD. Born on May 16, 1929, she was the daughter of the late Ethel V. Crismond and James Paul Walker. Mary Ann was the loving wife of the late...
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Colten Lawrence King, 22

Colten Lawrence King, 22

Colten Lawrence King, 22, a lifelong resident of North Beach passed away July 7, 2021. He was born December 12, 1998 in Prince Frederick to Gabrielle and Randy King. Colten grew up in North Beach and attended Windy Hill Elementary, Windy Hill Middle, and graduated from Northern High School in 2017. Colten loved sports...
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Eugene Francis Langley, Jr. “Gene” 91

Eugene Francis Langley, Jr. “Gene” 91

Eugene Francis Langley, Jr. “Gene” 91, formerly of Martinsburg, West Virginia passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on July 10, 2021 at Hospice of St. Mary’s in Callaway, Maryland. He was born on December 22, 1929 in Capitol Heights, Maryland to Eugene Langley, Sr. and Florence Langley. After he completed his education, in...
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John Duke Stackpole

John Duke Stackpole

Dr. John Duke Stackpole, a retired meteorologist with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Weather Service and a professional parliamentarian, died on January 12, 2020, at his home in Solomons, Maryland at the age of 84. The cause was pancreatic cancer. John Stackpole was born in Boston, Massachusetts and attended Milton Academy...
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Laurie Eveleth Stackpole

Laurie Eveleth Stackpole

Laurie Eveleth Stackpole, who served as the Chief Librarian at the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) for more than 15 years, retiring in 2002, passed away at the age of 87 on July 8, 2021, at home in Solomons, Maryland. The cause of death was respiratory failure. Born Laurie Jean Eveleth, Laurie Stackpole grew up...
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Thomas Allen Meiser, 77

Thomas Allen Meiser, 77

Thomas Allen Meiser, 77, of Lexington Park, Maryland, passed away on July 15, 2021, at his home with his loving family at his side. He was born on October 12, 1943, in San Francisco, California, to the late Thomas Wilson Meiser and Florence Shepp Meiser. Tom grew up in York, Pennsylvania, where he graduated...
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Ronald Eugene Hall, 88

Ronald Eugene Hall, 88 of Waldorf, Maryland passed away Saturday, July 17, 2021. He was born September 25, 2021 in Washington D.C. to Elmer Hall and Katherine Hall (Becraft). United State Navy Veteran that served in the Korean War. He is survived by these 3 sons, Keith, Michael, Timothy Hall. Services will be held at...
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Emma Byrum Weaver 101

Emma Byrum Weaver 101

Emma Byrum Weaver 101, went home to be with her Heavenly Father on July 17, 2021. She was born, raised and lived in the Tenleytown community of Washington, D.C. After retirement from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Services where she served as an administrative assistant and later as executive secretary to the administrator of...
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Rollin David Henry III, 31

Rollin David Henry III, 31

Rollin David Henry III, 31, of Riviera Beach, FL (formerly of Mechanicsville, MD) passed away suddenly on June 24, 2021 in Riviera Beach, FL. He was born on February 16, 1990 in Prince Frederick, MD to Veronica (Ronnie) Plewacki Henry of Mechanicsville, MD and the late Rollin David Henry Jr. David graduated from Mother...
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Barbara Henderson Cullison, 74

Barbara Henderson Cullison, 74

Barbara Henderson Cullison, 74, of Valley Lee, MD passed away on July 13, 2021 at her home. She was born on March 27, 1947 to the late James M. Henderson and Myrtle Thelma Leizear Henderson. As a young girl she would summer vacation in St. Mary’s County on the Potomac River. Her father and...
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Rebecca June McHale Schramm, 93

Rebecca June McHale Schramm, 93

On July 15, 2021, Rebecca June McHale Schramm, 93, passed away peacefully. Rebecca was born in Houston, Texas in 1928. Daughter of Charles and Nancy (May) McHale. Rebecca had one sibling, Mary V. (Ginger), who is also deceased. Rebecca attended high school at St Agnes Academy in Houston, Texas and after graduation, worked as...
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Deborah “Debbie” Gardiner Friedrich, 67

Deborah “Debbie” Gardiner Friedrich, 67

Deborah “Debbie” Gardiner Friedrich, 67, of La Plata, MD passed away on July 14, 2021 in Washington, DC. She was born on May 9, 1954 in Baltimore, MD and was the daughter of the late Louise “Weedie” Parlett Gardiner and Adrian Posey “Jimmy” Gardiner, Jr. Debbie was the loving wife of Ronald Friedrich whom...
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James Marshall Banagan, 90

James Marshall Banagan, 90

James Marshall Banagan, 90, died on July 13, 2021. Known to many by his nickname, Jimmy, he was born in Palmer, Maryland on April 9, 1931. He was the son of the late George Marshall Banagan and Hilda Morris Banagan. He attended Holy Angels School and was a 1948 graduate of St. Mary’s Academy....
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Dorothy “Dot” Elizabeth Reichard,79

Dorothy “Dot” Elizabeth Reichard,79

Dorothy “Dot” Elizabeth Reichard,79, of Leonardtown, MD, passed away on July 12, 2021 in Washington, DC. She was born on August 4, 1941 in Avenue, MD and was the daughter of the late Ann Louise Russell Thompson and Thomas Bertrand Thompson. Dot is survived by her daughter Rebecca Quade (Jimmy) of Clements, MD, two...
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Marie Jones Dunn

Marie Jones Dunn

Marie Jones Dunn passed suddenly and unexpectedly on Monday 12 June 2021. In her life of 82 years she enjoyed a productive career as a professional medical technologist working first in hospital services in Utica and Albany NY. She was a research laboratory technologist working for the physicians at University of Florida Medical School....
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John “Johnny” Franklin Williams, Sr. 67

John “Johnny” Franklin Williams, Sr. 67

John “Johnny” Franklin Williams, Sr. 67, of Avenue, MD passed away on July 10, 2021 at his home. He was born on January 13, 1954 in Leonardtown, MD and was the son of the late Ellen Dora Bean Williams and James Clark Williams, Sr. Johnny was the loving husband of Maria Jennings (Jenny) Williams,...
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Kelly Marie Cusic

Kelly Marie Cusic

Kelly Marie Cusic born in Dallas Texas July 26, 1978 to Gerald Wayne Couch and Janis Dianne Couch. She passed away on July 4, 2021. She was preceded in death by her father, Gerald Wayne Couch and brother Craig Dale Couch and her daughter Brooklyn Marie Cusic. She was married to James Kenneth Cusic...
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Robert Allen Whichard, Jr., 37

Robert Allen Whichard, Jr., 37

Robert Allen Whichard, Jr., 37 of Bryantown, MD and formerly of Ellicott City, MD passed away on July 14, 2021 at his home in Bryantown. Born March 26, 1984 in Silver Spring, MD he was the son of Brenda Michele Hartmeyer and Bob Whichard, Sr. Robert graduated from Howard High School and was an...
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Oscar Ouellette (Willie), 94

Oscar Ouellette (Willie), 94

Oscar Ouellette (Willie), 94 of Lusby, MD, passed away on July 17, 2021 at Solomons Nursing Center.  He was born on October 9, 1926 in Laconia, NH. Willie was preceded in death by a daughter, Linda Hornberg, his parents Oscar and Irene Ouellette and his brother Robert Ouellette. He is survived by his wife...
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Bernard Dwight “Bernie” Wilder

Bernard Dwight “Bernie” Wilder

Bernard Dwight Wilder, affectionately known as Bernie, born July 19, 1931, passed away on June 8, 2021, hand in hand with his wife of 69 years, Shirley. Born intensely curious, his descriptors are many, but to name a few: diplomat, professor, author, aviator, sailor, multilinguistic, quipster, conversationalist, jokester, lover of babies, wood turner, drum...
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Lucy Harrison Vallandingham

Lucy Harrison Vallandingham

Lucy Harrison Vallandingham passed away on July 3, 2021 at her residence. She was born on February 7, 1928 in Budds Creek, MD. She was the daughter of the late Mary Lowery Harrison and Robert I. Harrison. Lucy married the love of her life James Howard Vallandingham Sr. on October 31, 1943 at St....
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