Obituaries

Frank Thomas Ricco, 80

Frank Thomas Ricco, 80

Frank Thomas Ricco, 80 of La Plata, Maryland died January 7, 2017. Frank was born in Utica, NY and served in the Air Force during the Korean War. He then became a bus driver for D.C. Transit for 11 years and eventually became a Capitol Police officer in 1971 where he served for 20...
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Shirley Ann Hicks-Hodges, 82

Shirley Ann Hicks-Hodges, 82

Shirley Ann Hicks-Hodges, 82 of Waldorf, Maryland died January 7, 2017. Shirley worked in Insurance Compliance with the MVA in Waldorf, Maryland. She was a past president of the Bel Alton VFW Ladies Auxiliary, was an officer with the state VFW., and was a past president of the Oxon Hill Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary....
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Ella Marie “Nell” Schwartz, 71

Ella Marie “Nell” Schwartz, 71

Ella Marie “Nell” Schwartz, 71 of La Plata, Maryland died January 7, 2017. Nell was a bookkeeper for 22 plus years with Burger King Corporate KBJN, Inc. in Waldorf, Maryland. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church where she was also a member of the Sodality and the church choir. She was...
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Betty Elaine Hancock, 92

Betty Elaine Hancock, 92

Betty Elaine Hancock, age 92 of Indian Head, Maryland died January 7, 2017. Friends received on Thursday, January 12, 2017 from 5-8PM with a Wake Service at 7PM and where a Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, January 13, 2017 at 11AM at St. Ignatius Chapel Point Catholic Church, 8855 Chapel...
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Jonathan Rhys Gilyeat, 38

Jonathan Rhys Gilyeat, 38

Jonathan Rhys Gilyeat, age 38, of San Antonio passed away on Saturday, January 7, 2017. Jon was born July 27, 1978 at the British Military Hospital in Rinteln, Germany. He was in such a hurry to come into the world that he could not wait for the doctor and was delivered by his father...
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Robert “Bobby” Harper Jones, Sr, 77

Robert “Bobby” Harper Jones, Sr, 77

Robert “Bobby” Harper Jones, Sr, 77, passed away on January 6, 2017. He was a native of Indian Head, Maryland and a long-time resident of La Plata, Maryland. Bobby is survived by his beloved wife, Mary Lee (Albrittain); five children, Robb (Nicole), Sheree, Steve (Kazu), Jack (Tammy) and Stephanie (Harry Rothmann); and 13 grandchildren,...
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Elizabeth Hennings Bjorum, 91,

Elizabeth Hennings Bjorum, 91,

Elizabeth Hennings Bjorum, 91, of La Plata, MD passed away on January 5, 2017 at University of MD Charles Regional Medical, La Plata, MD. Elizabeth was born on April 8, 1925 in Washington, DC to the late Frederick and Virgie Anna (Burgess) Hennings. Elizabeth was a business woman having worked in sales. She was...
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Carolyn Marie Curtis, 76

Carolyn Marie Curtis, 76

Carolyn Marie Curtis, 76, of Valley Lee, MD departed this life peacefully on January 6, 2017 at home surrounded by her family. Carolyn was born on February 25, 1940 to the late Rosie and Francis B. Cutchember. Carolyn received her formal education at St. Peter’s Claver School and Cardinal Gibbons Institute, respectively. Carolyn dedicated...
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Kateline Nickole Donelson

Kateline Nickole Donelson

Visitation: January 12, 2017 4PM-7PM Living Word Community Church 39371 Harpers Corner Road Mechanicsville, MD 20659 Prayers: January 12, 2017 6:30PM Living Word Community Church 39371 Harpers Corner Road Mechanicsville, MD 20659 Interment will be at a later date.
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Annie ‘Ann’ Ethel DeJong, 87

Annie ‘Ann’ Ethel DeJong, 87

Annie ‘Ann’ Ethel DeJong, 87, of Leonardtown, MD (formerly of St. Mary’s City, MD) died on January 9, 2017 at St. Mary’s Nursing Center surrounded by her loving family. She was born on January 8, 1930 in River Junction, FL to the late Joseph Franklin Conner and Lillie Mae Conner.  She was the ninth...
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Arthur Joseph Goelling, Jr., 92

Arthur Joseph Goelling, Jr., 92

Arthur Joseph Goelling, Jr., 92, of Hughesville, MD died on January 8, 2017, at Charlotte Hall Veterans Home, Charlotte Hall, MD. He was born on October 21, 1924 in Washington, DC to the late Arthur Joseph Goelling, Sr. and the late Elizabeth Spellbring Goelling. Arthur grew up in Mt. Rainier, Maryland and graduated from...
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Thomas “Tucker” McGuire Lacey, Jr.,81

Thomas “Tucker” McGuire Lacey, Jr.,81

Thomas “Tucker” McGuire Lacey, Jr.,81 of Bushwood, MD passed away on January 8, 2017 at MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital, Leonardtown, Maryland. Born on June 19, 1935 in Leonardtown, Maryland, he was the son of the late Thomas McGuire and Margaret Mary Lacey. Tucker was the loving husband of Joan Welty Lacey whom he married...
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Donald “Don” Joseph Morgan, Jr., 51

Donald “Don” Joseph Morgan, Jr., 51

Donald “Don” Joseph Morgan, Jr., 51, of Avenue, MD passed on January 6, 2017 in Zion, IL. Born on January 24, 1965 in Leonardtown, MD , he was the son Jane E. Morgan and Donald J. Morgan, Sr. of Colton’s Point, MD. Don was the loving husband of Charlotte M. Morgan, whom he married...
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William Marshall Bush, 86

William Marshall Bush, 86

William Marshall Bush, 86 of Mechanicsville, MD, departed this life on December 30, 2016. Marshall as we called him, was born on June 7, 1930 to the late Herman M. Bush and Liza Louise Baker Bush. Marshall attended Budds Creek School. After finishing the 6th grade, Marshall’s education was cut short in order to...
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Lucy Anne Selvidge, 28

Lucy Anne Selvidge, 28

Lucy Anne Selvidge, 28 of Mechanicsville, MD passed away on January 6, 2017 in Leonardtown, MD. Lucy was born on May 16, 1988 in LaPlata, MD to the late George Edwards Barnes, Jr. and Laura Lee Adams in LaPlata, MD. Lucy was a hair stylist. She enjoyed styling and dying hair, watching movies, being...
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Thelma Ruth Sexton, 81

Thelma Ruth Sexton, 81

Thelma Ruth Sexton, 81, of Lexington Park, MD, died January 5, 2017 at her residence surrounded by her loving family. She was born February 7, 1935 in Coeburn, VA to the late Orbin H. Carter and Ella Sexton. Thelma married Raymond Dewey Sexton on June 27, 1951 at the Church of the Nazarene. Together...
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Jimmy Curtis Rigdon III, 31

Jimmy Curtis Rigdon III, 31

Jimmy Curtis Rigdon III, 31, of Mechanicsville, MD passed away on January 4, 2017 in Clinton, MD. Born on September 26, 1985 in LaPlata, MD, he was the son of Jimmy Curtis Rigdon, Jr. and Katrina Lynn Spraker Rigdon. Jimmy loved football and ice hockey, especially cheering on the Washington Redskins and the Washington...
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Geraldine Esther Defibaugh Shaw, 90

Geraldine Esther Defibaugh Shaw, 90

Geraldine Esther Defibaugh Shaw, 90, of Hughesville, MD passed away on January 3, 2017 in Prince Frederick. Geraldine was born on Hickory Hill in Bedford County, Pennsylvania on July 29, 1926 to the late Charles Defibaugh and the late Elizabeth Black Defibaugh. Preceded in death by her devoted husband of 70 years, Robert L....
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James “Cowboy” William Vendelboe, 78

James “Cowboy” William Vendelboe, 78

James “Cowboy” William Vendelboe, 78, of Waldorf, MD passed away on January 2, 2017 at Charlotte Hall Veterans Home in Charlotte Hall MD. James was born in St. Joseph, MO on June 4, 1938 to the late William Carl Vendelboe and the late Addie Mae Fisher. James was a member of VFW, American Legion...
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Kendall “Ken” Hazard Ward, 75

Kendall “Ken” Hazard Ward, 75

Kendall “Ken” Hazard Ward, 75 of La Plata, Maryland died December 31, 2016 at Charles Regional Medical Center in La Plata. Ken was a retired Computer Specialist with NOAA (U.S. Government) and a Veteran of the United States Army, having served during the Vietnam era. He was a member of First Baptist Church of...
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Allan Matthew Hopkins, 52

Allan Matthew Hopkins, 52

Allan Matthew Hopkins, 52, of Waldorf, MD passed away on January 2, 2017 at University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center, La Plata, MD. Allan was born on January 10, 1964 in Reno, Nevada to Alice Frances and the late Allan Wilfred Hopkins. Allan was an Information Analyst for the Internal Revenue Service. He...
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Nicholas Scott “Nick” Petrillo, 44

Nicholas Scott “Nick” Petrillo, 44

Nicholas Scott “Nick” Petrillo, age 44 of Waldorf, Maryland died January 2, 2017 suddenly at his residence. Nick was a Senior Solutions Architect with Cyber Data assigned to the Food and Drug Administration in Rockville, Maryland. He was a member of New Life Church in La Plata. In his high school years, he was...
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Dr. Mark A. “Slatts” Slattery, 53

Dr. Mark	A. “Slatts” Slattery, 53

Mark Alan Slattery “Slatts”, 53, of California, MD passed away suddenly on December 27, 2016 in St. Paul, MN. Born on March 19, 1963 in Wilmington, DE, he was the son of Mary Elizabeth Slattery of Rehoboth Beach, DE., and the late Robert E. Slattery. Mark was the husband of Cynthia Carpenter whom he...
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James “Cowboy” William Vendelboe, 78

James “Cowboy” William Vendelboe, 78

James “Cowboy” William Vendelboe, 78, of Waldorf, MD passed away on January 2, 2017 at Charlotte Hall Veterans Home in Charlotte Hall MD. James was born in St. Joseph, MO on June 4, 1938 to the late William Carl Vendelboe and the late Addie Mae Fisher. James was a member of VFW, American Legion...
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George Leroy DeMarr, Sr., 94

George Leroy DeMarr, Sr., 94

George Leroy DeMarr, Sr., a well-known farmer and a wounded combat veteran of the World War II Normandy invasion, died on January 1, 2017, at University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center in La Plata. He was 94. He was born April 16, 1922 in Brandywine, Maryland as the second of six children of...
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