Obituaries

Benedict I. “Dickie” Aud, 90

Benedict I. “Dickie” Aud, 90

Benedict I. “Dickie” Aud, 90 of Leonardtown died July 29 in Leonardtown, MD. Born Sept. 24, 1922 in Valley Lee, he was the son of the late Michael I. Aud and Agatha Aleene Matthews. Dickie is a lifelong resident of St. Mary’s County. He was a member of the Second District Volunteer Fire Department Board...
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George “Ronnie” Millar, 72

George “Ronnie” Millar, 72

George “Ronnie” Millar 72 of Indian Head died on July 31 in La Plata, MD. He was born on August 25, 1940 in La Plata, MD to the late Thomas W. Millar and Rosalie Jameson. He is also predeceased by his daughter Melissa Millar Cusick, and his brother Thomas Glenn Millar. He is survived by...
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Paulette Boniface, 64

Paulette Boniface, 64

Paulette Boniface 64 of Port Tobacco died at her home on July 31. She was born on Dec. 17, 1948 to the late James and Marie Brooke. She is survived by her husband Jan M. Boniface, son Anthony A. Boniface, daughter Stacy Scott and her husband Ronald W. Scott, Sr., and her granddaughter Sydney Brooke...
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Albert Edward Gertz, 86

Albert Edward Gertz, 86

Albert Edward Gertz, 86, of Lusby passed away on July 29 in Calvert Memorial Hospital, Prince Frederick. He was born on Oct. 26, 1926 in Carnegie, PA to the late Joseph John Gertz and Eleanor Cathleen Eger Gertz. He was the loving husband to the late Thelma Grimm Gertz whom he married on Jan....
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John Trant Krauss, 51

John Trant Krauss, 51

John Trant Krauss, 51, of Dunkirk passed away July 30. He was born May 9, 1962 in Columbus, OH to Robert Eugene and Patricia (Trant) Krauss. John moved with his family to Newburgh, NY, Pittsburg, PA and settled in Laurel in 1971. They later moved to Wilmington, DE, where he attended public schools. He...
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Ilene Elizabeth Hays, 65

Ilene Elizabeth Hays, 65

Ilene Elizabeth Hays, 65, of Waldorf passed away July 29 at her residence. She was born July 19, 1948 in Washington, D.C. to Dudley and Matilda (Patrak) Tatem. Ilene was raised in Northeast D.C. and attended Holy Name School, St. Patrick’s and Chamberlain High School. She married Carlton Edward “Curly” Hays and they lived...
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William J. “Billy” Hinebrick, Sr., 56

William J. “Billy” Hinebrick, Sr., 56

William J. “Billy” Hinebrick, Sr., 56 of Lusby, formerly of Washington, DC passed away on July 28 in Lexington Park. He was born on May 31, 1957 in Washington, DC to the late Marjorie Edith Saunders. Upon graduating from high school, Billy joined the military and served both in the U.S. Navy and U.S....
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Bruce Kentzing Robey, 65

Bruce Kentzing Robey, 65

Bruce Kentzing Robey, 65, of Indian Head lost his battle with Lung Cancer on July 26. He died at his St. Mary’s County home. Born Sept. 15, 1947 in Norfolk, VA, he was the son of the late Kentzing Carver Robey and Peggy Ruth Robey of Lexington Park. Bruce was a retired member of Teamster...
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Linda Mae Pilkerton, 63

Linda Mae Pilkerton, 63

Linda Mae Pilkerton, 63, of Avenue passed away on July 27 in Avenue. Born on Sept. 9, 1949 in Leonardtown she was the daughter of the late Walter Bailey and Perlina Mae Downs. Linda Mae is survived by her husband Anthony “Andy” Pilkerton whom she married in Holy Angels Catholic Church, Avenue, MD on...
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James Ethelbert “Bert” Russell, Sr., 97

James Ethelbert “Bert” Russell, Sr., 97

James Ethelbert “Bert” Russell, Sr., 97, of Leonardtown, died on July 26, at the St. Mary’s Hospice House in Callaway, MD. Born July 20, 1916, in Helen, MD, he was the son of the late Julia Raley Russell and Paul Ignatius Russell. Bert graduated from St. Mary’s Academy in 1935, and worked with his father...
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Lawrence Delano Paschal, 78

Lawrence Delano Paschal, 78

Lawrence Delano Paschal, 78, of Hughesville passed away July 26 at the University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center in La Plata. Born Dec. 26, 1934 in Pax West Virginia, he was the son of John F. Paschal and Lula Stover Paschal. Larry was the owner and operator of Larry’s Towing in Fort Washington,...
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Diane Evelyn Kramer, 69

Diane Evelyn Kramer, 69

Diane Evelyn Kramer passed away on July 27 peacefully at home, surrounded by loved ones. Deeply beloved wife of Richard (d. 2006), she is survived by her sons, Scott Righter and R.C. Righter; daughters-in-law January and Bree; granddaughters Connie Righter, Bethany Righter, and their mother and stepfather Jeannie and Ronnie Spittle, and Summer Righter;...
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Harold Joseph “Harry” Bracken, 90

Harold Joseph “Harry” Bracken, 90

Harold Joseph “Harry” Bracken, 90 of Lexington Park died on July 28 at his residence. Born August 24, 1922 in New York, he was the son of the late Catherine and Harry Bracken. Harry was the youngest child and only boy, and was spoiled by his four older sisters. Harry married Doris Ann Kautz on...
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Mildred F. Fowler, 98

Mildred F. Fowler, 98

Mildred F. Fowler, 98, of Prince Frederick passed away on July 29 in Calvert County Nursing Center, Prince Frederick, Maryland. She was born April 10, 1915 in Calvert County to the late Preston and Margie Hutchins Fowler. Mildred lived her entire life in Calvert County, dying not far from where she was born. She...
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James Robert “Robbie” Clarke, 56

James Robert “Robbie” Clarke, 56

James Robert “Robbie” Clarke, 56, of Hollywood, passed away on July 18 in Leonardtown.  Born on Feb. 13, 1957 in Leonardtown, he was the son of Rose Cyrilla Clarke and William Bernard Clarke, Sr. of Hollywood. James is survived by his daughter Melissa Marie Clarke of Hollywood, brother William B. Clarke, Jr., of Leonardtown,...
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Gene O. Hooper, “Stumper”, 71

Gene O. Hooper, “Stumper”, 71

Gene O. Hooper, “Stumper”, 71, of Prince Frederick passed away on July 26 in Prince Frederick. He was born on Sept. 11, 1941 in Bowens to the late John and Leila Buck Hooper. He is preceded in death by his siblings, Leroy Hooper, John Hooper, and Doris Quade. Stumper worked as the Service Manager...
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Matthew Douglas

Matthew Douglas of Waldorf tragically died on Saturday, July 13 from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident. He is survived by his loving parents Sharon Smith-Douglas and Herman Douglas; his twin brother Michael David Douglas and a host of other relatives and friends. Visitation Friday, August 2, from 12 noon until time of...
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Charles Sherman Crist, 81

Charles Sherman Crist, 81, of Waldorf passed away peacefully on July 26 at Hospice House of Charles County. He was a loving Christian husband , son, father, brother, friend and a mentor to many who is now at peace with his Lord. Born Feb.3, 1932 in Lexington, VA, he was the son of Abraham...
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Elease Williams Bowling, 96

Elease Williams Bowling, 96

Elease Williams Bowling, 96, of La Plata, died July 24 at her home in LaPlata. Born Oct. 19, 1916, in Coats, North Carolina, she was the daughter of the late Sheba Wiggins and the late Charlie Williams. Mrs. Bowling attended Coats Elementary/High School in Coats, NC. She earned a Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education from...
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Donald Allen Conner, 61

Donald Allen Conner, 61

Donald Allen Conner, 61 of Prince Frederick passed suddenly on July 18 at Washington Hospital Center. He was born on August 27, 1951 in Prince Frederick to the late William Albert and Phyllis Hope Conner. Donnie was employed as a Meat Cutter with Super Fresh and retired in 2001. He is survived by his favorite...
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Mary Geraldine Rothwell, 68

Mary Geraldine Rothwell, 68

Mary Geraldine Rothwell, 68 of California, MD., passed away on July 22. Family will unite with friends on Saturday, July 27 for visitation at 10 a.m. until Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. at St. Peter Claver Church, 16922 St. Peter Claver Rd.,St. Inigoes, MD. Interment to follow at the church cemetery.
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Sarah Lee Scriber, 69

Sarah Lee Scriber, 69

Sarah Lee Scriber, 69 of Lexington Park, MD., passed away on July 23 at St. Mary’s MedStar, Leonardtown, MD. Family will unite with friends on Friday, August 2 for visitation at 9 a.m. until Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at Holy Angels Church, 21340 Colton Point Rd., Avenue, MD. Interment to follow...
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James “Jimbo” Latham Mattingly, Jr., 63

James “Jimbo” Latham Mattingly, Jr., 63

James “Jimbo” Latham Mattingly, Jr., 63 of Chaptico, MD died July 24 at his residence. Born March 22, 1950 in Washington, DC, he was the son of the late Hazel Toute Mattingly and James Latham Mattingly, Sr. Jimbo is survived by his wife Patricia Ann Hayden Mattingly of Chaptico, MD, children; Tonya Knott, Jimmy...
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Violet Orrie Guy, 91

Violet Orrie Guy, 91, of California passed away on July 22 at the home of her granddaughter Audrey Maxwell in Solomons, MD. Born Dec. 24, 1921 in Dufur, OR, she was the daughter of the late Orrin Whitney Moore and Frances Viola Wolff. Violet grew up on her parent’s farm near Dufur, OR, which was...
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Harold Brooke Bright, 91

Harold Brooke Bright, 91

Harold Brooke Bright, 91, of Harwood, formerly of Edgewater, passed away on Tuesday, July 23 at the Charlotte Hall Veterans Home in Charlotte Hall, MD. He was born March 14, 1922 to the late William Brook Bright and the late Lena Koontz Bright in Washington, D.C. Harold was a Master Electrician with the Prince...
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