Obituaries

Captain Stephen George Riley, III, 60

Captain Stephen George Riley, III, 60 of Mechanicsville passed away on Sept. 24 in Mechanicsville. Born Sept. 3, 1952 in Niagara Falls, New York, he was the son of the late Mary Ann Ruh Riley and Stephen George Riley, Jr. of Virginia Beach, VA. Mr. Riley is survived by his wife Sharon Kay Riley...
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Anthony James “Andy” Perry, 48

Anthony James “Andy” Perry, 48

Anthony James “Andy” Perry, 48, of Mechanicsville died on Sept. 21 at his home. Born June 24, 1964 at Andrews AFB, he was the son of Louis J. Perry of New Jersey and Sieglinde Wagoner of Clinton. Andy served in the U.S. Marine Corps. Later, he became an Automobile salesman and worked for many...
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Carrie Elizabeth Welch, 91

Carrie Elizabeth Welch, 91

Carrie Elizabeth Welch, 91 of St. Inigoes passed away on Sept. 22, at St. Mary’s Hospital. Carrie was born on August 5, 1921 in Newport to the late Samuel Wilson Ryce and Mary Etta (Della) Ryce. Carrie lived in St. Inigoes, all of her life where she and her husband farmed the land at...
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Kevin Thomas Flanary, 53

Kevin Thomas Flanary, 53

Kevin Thomas Flanary, 53, of Tall Timbers, peacefully departed from this world that he so enriched on September 22. He was born March 22, 1959 in Leonardtown to the late James V. Flanary and Dorothy Mae Carpenter Flanary of Lexington Park. Kevin graduated from Great Mills High School in 1976. He pursued an early...
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Robert James Cooksey Sr., 65

Robert James Cooksey Sr., 65

Robert James Cooksey Sr., 65, of Brandywine, formerly of Waldorf, died Sept. 22, at Civista Medical Center, LaPlata. Bobby was born April 30, 1947 in Prince Frederick, MD. He was the son of James F. and Elsie M. Shlagel Cooksey. He was raised on Shlagel Farm in Waldorf and attended Charlotte Hall Military Academy....
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Francis Emmanuel Hewitt, 83

Francis Emmanuel Hewitt, 83

Francis Emmanuel Hewitt, 83, of Callaway, died on Sept. 23, at St. Mary’s Hospital, Leonardtown. He was born November 7, 1928 in Valley Lee, MD to the late Irving Graves Hewitt and Edith Cecilia Combs Hewitt. Francis was a lifelong resident of St. Mary’s County. He was a graduate of Little Flower School and...
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Joseph “Jody” Herman Clarkson, 75

Joseph “Jody” Herman Clarkson, 75

Joseph “Jody” Herman Clarkson, 75, of Valley Lee, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 23,  at St. Mary’s Hospital in Leonardtown. Jody was born on July 5, 1937 in New York to the late Clifford Anthony Clarkson and Eleanor Rosemary (Easton) Clarkson. Jody served in the US Army and was honorably discharged. He lived in...
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Richard Robert Langer, 83

Richard Robert Langer, 83

Richard Robert Langer, 83, of Mechanicsville died on Sept. 16 at his home. He was born on February 21, 1929 in McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania to the late George Langer and Kathryn Langer. Richard is a retired Master Sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corp. After retiring from the Marine Corp. he worked for Ferris, Baker...
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Helen “Charlene” Graham, 61

Helen “Charlene” Graham, 61

Helen “Charlene” Graham, 61, of Mechanicsville passed away September 17 at Civista Medical Center in La Plata. Born October 26, 1950 in Riverdale, she was the daughter of the late Frederick H. Hoots and the late Helen (Yowell) Hoots. Charlene was formerly from Temple Hills and Waldorf. She moved to Mechanicsville in 1988. Charlene...
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Elizabeth “Faye” (Cross) Oliver, 88

Elizabeth “Faye” (Cross) Oliver, 88

Elizabeth “Faye” (Cross) Oliver, 88, of Hughesville, passed away at her home on Sept. 17 with her loving family by her side. Born August 7, 1924, in Aquasco, she was the daughter of the late Jennings C. Cross and the late Emma M. (Cantor) Cross. She worked for the Department of Agriculture in Washington,...
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Robert Kent Robbins, Sr., 73

Robert Kent Robbins, Sr., 73

Robert Kent Robbins, Sr., 73 of Bushwood, MD passed away on Sept. 18 at the Taylor Farm Assisted Living Facility. Robert was born on April 6, 1939 in Elkton to the late John O. Robbins and Marie (Justis) Robbins. Robert was a graduate of Millville High School in Millville, NJ. In 1965 Robert began...
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Rita Charlene Trossbach, 69

Rita Charlene Trossbach, 69

Rita Charlene Trossbach, 69, of Dameron passed away on Sept. 20 at St. Mary’s Hospital, Leonardtown. She was born May 18, 1943 in Washington D.C. to the late John Elwood Wathen Sr. and Mary Catherine Quade. Rita is a longtime resident of St. Mary’s County. She is a graduate of Margaret Brent High School....
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Richard “Mark” Webster, 55

Richard “Mark” Webster, 55

Richard “Mark” Webster, 55 of Lusby, formerly of Corry, PA passed away on Sept. 20, at Georgetown University Hospital. He was born on October 18, 1956 in Union City, PA to the late Dale Webster and Dona Webster. He was the beloved husband to Rhea Webster whom he married on July 16, 1977 in...
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Agnes Marie (Gee) Combs 85

Agnes Marie (Gee) Combs 85

Agnes Marie (Gee) Combs 85, of Leonardtown, passed away on Sept. 20 in Leonardtown, MD. Born on July 10, 1927 in Leonardtown, MD she was the daughter of the late Charles Benjamin and Ida Pillsbury Morgan. She was married to Thomas N. Combs on May 1, 1947 at Holy Face in Callaway and who...
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Deborah Ann Rogers, 45

Deborah Ann Rogers, 45

Deborah Ann Rogers, 45, of Lusby, MD, passed away September 17, 2012 at her home. Born March 3, 1967 in Washington, DC, she was the daughter of Albert Clinton Deaton and the late Patricia Ann (Thomas) Warring. Debbie graduated from Thomas Stone High School. She also attended college for two years. She loved spending...
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Doris Jean Jenkins, 61

Doris Jean Jenkins, 61

Doris Jean Jenkins, 61, of Mechanicsville, MD, passed away September 17, 2012 at her home. Born October 8, 1950 in Kentucky, she was the daughter of the late Omie and Ernest Jones. Formerly from Virginia and Orange Park, FL, Doris was a cosmetologist. She loved to fish and lay in the sun. She is...
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Michael Morton Veitch, 64

Michael Morton Veitch, 64

Michael Morton Veitch, 64 of Lexington Park Died September 18, 2012 at his home surrounded by his family. Born April 30, 1948 in Washington D.C. he was the son of the late Dr. Fletcher P. Veitch and the late Marian Morton Veitch of College Park, Md. He is survived by his wife Pamela Jen...
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Gerald Edward Thomas, 68

Gerald Edward Thomas, 68

Gerald Edward Thomas, 68 of Hollywood, MD died September 7, 2012 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Gerald was born on June 25, 1944 in Riverdale, MD to the late George H. Thomas and Viola Mae (Rice) Thomas. For many years Gerald worked in a variety of occupations including masonry, mechanical repair,...
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Nancy Lee Peck, 46

Nancy Lee Peck, 46

Nancy Lee Peck, 46, of Morristown, TN, formerly of La Plata, MD passed away on September 15, 2012 at her residence. Born in La Plata, MD to the late John R. Miedzinski and Barbara A. Miedzinski. She is survived by her Children; Christopher Blankenship, Jr., Steven Goldsmith, and Angela Newland. Brother; John R. Miedzinski,...
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Lilla “Mae” Castillo, 81

Lilla “Mae” Castillo, 81

Lilla “Mae” Castillo, 81, of Mechanicsville passed away on September 13, 2012 at the Fairland Center in Silver Spring. Born May 4, 1931 in Durham, NC., she was the daughter of Thurman Strickland and Campie Strickland-Carlisle. Mae was employed as a Rehabilitation Technician for Pathways, Inc. Mae loved spending time with her family and...
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Alan “Tom” Thomas Burke, 68

Alan “Tom” Thomas Burke, 68

Tom Burke, 68, of Mechanicsville, MD, formerly of Indian Head, MD, died September 13, 2012 at Washington Hospital Center. Born April 8, 1944 in Washington, D.C., he was the son of James Thomas Burke and Beatrice Bell Schawkey Burke. Tom was a member of the Hughesville Baptist Church and a 1962 graduate of Lackey...
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Theodore “Ted” George Sanders, Jr., 42

Theodore “Ted” George Sanders, Jr., 42

Theodore “Ted” George Sanders, Jr., 42, of California, MD, passed on September 11, 2012 in Washington, DC. Born in Camden, New Jersey he was the son of Theresa Frances Coleman Sanders of Norfolk, VA, and Theodore George Sanders, Sr. Ted is survived by his siblings: Charles Earl Sanders of Louisa, VA., Theresa F. Sanders...
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Linda Estelle “Linnie” Jaworski, 59

Linda Estelle “Linnie” Jaworski, 59

Linda Estelle “Linnie” Jaworski, 59 of St. Leonard formerly of Baltimore, passed away on September 15 in Washington, DC. She was born on October 5, 1952 in Baltimore to the late John W. Gibson, Jr. and the late Alma Ruth Gibson. She was the loving wife to Chester ‘Chip” Jaworski whom she married on November...
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Pearl Madeline Beatty, 84

Pearl Madeline Beatty, 84

Pearl Madeline Beatty, 84, of Chaptico passed away surrounded by her loving family on September 16 in La Plata.  Born on April 13, 1928 in Bushwood, she was the daughter of the late John Clement and Mary Pearl Butler Dyson. Pearl is survived by her loving husband Warren Alexander Beatty, children:  Madeline Montgomery, Brenda...
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Arlene Ann Elkins, 78

Arlene Ann Elkins, 78, of Great Mills passed away surrounded by her loving family on September 17 in Leonardtown.  Born on March 24, 1934 she was the daughter of the late Donald Milton and Rhoda Claggett Jenkins Dunn. Arlene was the loving wife of Robert Lee Elkins.  The Family will receive friends on Wednesday,...
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