Obituaries

Christin Marie Gaston, 52

Christin Marie Gaston, 52

Christin Marie Gaston, 52 of California, MD passed away suddenly on August 2, 2017. Christin was born on November 16, 1964 in Louisville, Kentucky to the late Gerald Thurston Campbell and Joan Maris Campbell. Christin moved to Chillicothe, OH in the 1st grade and attended St. Peter’s Elementary School. In the fourth grade she...
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James “Lionel” Fenwick, 62

James “Lionel” Fenwick, 62

James “Lionel” Fenwick, 62, of Mechanicsville, MD passed away on July 29, 2017. He was born March 26, 1955 in Bushwood, MD to Dorothy Elizabeth Carter Fenwick and the late Philip L. Fenwick, Sr. Lionel was a jack of all trades, and spent most of his adult life assisting family and friends using his...
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Stephane Georges Jaffres, 54

Stephane Georges Jaffres, 54

Stephane Georges Jaffres, 54, of St. Mary’s City, MD passed away on July 25, 2017 surrounded by his loving family. Born February 21, 1963 in Saint-Jean-d’Angely, France to Andre Georges Jaffres and Pierrette Le Port Jaffres. Stephane was an employee and family member of Café des Artistes of Leonardtown, MD for 15 years. He...
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Marguerite “Margie” Viola Goddard, 97

Marguerite “Margie” Viola Goddard, 97

Marguerite “Margie” Viola Goddard, 97, of Callaway, MD passed away on August 8, 2017 in Leonardtown, MD. Born on June 26, 1920 in Compton, MD, she was the daughter of the late Gertrude Gladys Moore Taylor and William Shadrick Taylor. Margie was the wife of the late Joseph Allan Goddard, Sr. Margie is survived...
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Clara “Anne” Wathen, 67

Clara “Anne” Wathen, 67

Clara “Anne” Wathen, 67, of Leonardtown, MD formerly of Bushwood, MD, passed away on August 8, 2017 in Clinton, MD. Born on December 24, 1949 in Leonardtown, MD, she was the daughter of Agnes Marie Wathen and the late John Hayden Wathen. Anne is survived by her siblings; Marie Urbanski (Mark) of California, MD,...
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Clara “Nena” Castellon Meizoso, 79

Clara “Nena” Castellon Meizoso, 79

Clara “Nena” Castellon Meizoso, 79, of California, MD formerly from Hamilton, OH passed away on August 7, 2017 in Leonardtown, MD. Born on March 23, 1938 in Cienfuegos, Cuba, she was the daughter of the late Micaela Gàlvez Prieto Salinas and Roman Castellòn Salinas. Nena was the loving wife of the late Raymond Meizoso,...
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Philip Thomas

Philip Thomas

Philip was born August 8, 1921, to the late Louis and Mary (Marshall) Thomas in Compton, Maryland. He was affectionately known as “Phil” or the “Mayor of Chaptico”. He was educated in the St. Mary’s Public School system. He continued his education and earned multiple honorary life degrees in farming, construction, integrity, honesty, faith...
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Margaret Louise Joy, “Grace”, 88

Margaret Louise Joy, “Grace”, 88

Margaret Louise Joy, “Grace”, 88, of Hollywood, MD passed away surrounded by her loving family on July 30, 2017 in Washington, DC. Born on June 21, 1929 in Waldorf, MD, she was the daughter of the late Margaret Gertrude Alvey and Carroll George Alvey. Grace was the loving wife of the late Philip Benedict...
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Anthony Sylvester Russell

Anthony Sylvester Russell

Peacefully on August 9, 2017 Anthony S. Russell departed this earthly life in Annapolis, Maryland. Family and friends will unite on Thursday, August 17, 2017 from 11:30 a.m. until time of service at 12:30 p.m. at Cornerstone Peaceful Bible Baptist Church, 9010 Frank Tippett Rd, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772. Interment to follow at MD...
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Denise A Spencer

Denise Spencer departed this earthly life on Tuesday, August 8, 2017. Family and friends will unite on Thursday, August 17, 2017 from 10:00 am until time of service 11:00 am at Life in Victories Ministries, 5600 Marlboro Pike, District Heights, MD.
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Lawrence J Nelson

Lawrence Nelson departed this earthly life on Tuesday, August 8, 2017. Family and friends will unite on Thursday, August 17, 2017 from 10:00 am until time of service 11:00 am at Briscoe-Tonic Funeral Home, 38576 Brett Way, Mechanicsville, MD. Interment private
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Albert W Little-John III

Albert Little-John, III departed this earthly life on Friday, August 4, 2017. Family and friends will unite on Saturday, August 19, 2017 from 10:00 am until time of service 11:00 am at Briscoe-Tonic Funeral Home, 2294 Old Washington Rd., Waldorf, MD.
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Aaron Carter

Aaron Carter

Aaron Carter passed away on Thursday, August 3, 2017. Family and friends will unite for visitation Friday, August 11, 2017 from 12 noon until 2:00 pm at Briscoe-Tonic Funeral Home, 2294 Old Washington Rd., Waldorf, MD. Interment is private.
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Charlotte L Marcum

Charlotte L Marcum

Charlotte Marcum passed away on Wednesday, August 2, 2017. Family and friends will unite on Wednesday, August 9, 2017 from 11:00 am until time of service 12 noon at Briscoe-Tonic Funeral Home, 2294 Old Washington Rd., Waldorf, MD. Interment private.
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Brian Keith Smith

Brian Keith Smith

Brian Keith Smith, 53 of Lexington Park, MD, passed away on August 1, 2017. Family and friends will unite on Friday, August 11, 2017 for visitation at 10 am until time of service at 11 am at Our Father’s House, 45020 Patuxent Beach Road, California, MD 20619. Interment to follow at Heritage Memorial Cemetery,...
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Gilser Nash

Gilser Nash

On Thursday, July 27, 2017, Gilser Nash passed away. Daughter of the late Floyd and Jane Nash; loving mother of Darnell Nash; grandmother of Kalaya Nash. She is also survived by one sister, Ginger Stedley; four brothers, Jiame Hargrove, Wayne Hargrove, Floyd Nash and Troy Nash. Family and friends will unite on Thursday, August...
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Randolph William Roach

Randolph William Roach

Randolph William Roach, died Saturday, July 29, 2017 at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. Born on September 22, 1954 in Cumberland, MD, Randy was the devoted husband of Judy Roach, caring step-dad to Judy’s two sons and their families, and loving rescuer of numerous mutts. In addition to his surviving wife, are three sisters-in-law, six...
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Robert “Smitty” Contee Smith, Sr. , 69

Robert “Smitty” Contee Smith, Sr. , 69

Robert “Smitty” Contee Smith, Sr. , 69, of King George, VA passed away on July 25, 2017 at Mary Washington Hospital in Fredericksburg, VA. Bobby was born on June 20, 1948 to the late John Smith, Sr. and the late Elizabeth Kidwell Smith of Brandywine, MD. He attended Gwynn Park, Jr./Sr. High School in...
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Lois Elizabeth Garner Simpson, 91

Lois Elizabeth Garner Simpson, 91

Lois Elizabeth Garner Simpson, 91, of La Plata, MD, died on Thursday, July 27, 2017, at Sagepoint Senior Living Services in La Plata, MD. She was born in Naylor, MD, on July 25, 1926, the eldest child of William A. and Elizabeth B. Garner. She grew up in Croom, MD, on the family farm...
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James Earl Hill, Jr., 79

James Earl Hill, Jr., 79

James Earl Hill, Jr., 79 of Mechanicsville, MD passed away on July 28, 2017 at the St. Mary’s Co. Hospice House. James was born on March 1, 1938 in Leonardtown, MD to the late James E. Hill, Sr. and the late Viola E. Hill. He is also predeceased by his son, Joseph Hill; brother,...
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Mary Virginia Roland, 75

Mary Virginia Roland, 75

Mary Virginia Roland, 75 years, of White Plains, MD, died Monday, July 31, 2017, at Southern Maryland Hospital in Clinton, MD. She was born on April 5, 1942 in Thomas, West Virginia to Christine and Anthony Susman. Virginia was a very active member of St. Paul’s Church. She will be fondly remembered by all...
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Albert Benjamin Gryskewicz, Sr., 92

Albert Benjamin Gryskewicz, Sr., 92

Albert Benjamin Gryskewicz, Sr., 92, of Prince Frederick, MD, passed away with his loving family by his side on Wednesday, July 26, 2017. He was born on August 6, 1924 in Plymouth, PA to the late Benjamin John and Helen (Jago) Gryskewicz. Albert, fondly known as “Al,” joined the U.S. Navy just two weeks...
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Ellen Marie Abelende, 79

Ellen Marie Abelende, 79

Ellen Marie Abelende of Dunkirk, MD, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, July 26, 2017, at the age of 79. She was born on December 28, 1937, in Newark, NJ, to Elizabeth(Teare) and Edward Smith. Ellen was a loving mother and grandmother who enjoyed raising her family. She loved playing bingo, music, dancing...
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Mildred C. Peaire, 95

Mildred C. Peaire, 95

Mildred C. Peaire, age 95, of Waldorf, MD, passed away on July 27, 2017, at the Hospice of Charles County, MD. Mildred was born in Damascus, MD on October 16, 1921, the daughter of the late Louis and Carrie Sasser Henley. In 1940, she married Victor W. Peaire. They made their home in Hillside,...
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James Michael Zirakian, 94

James Michael Zirakian, 94 of California, MD passed away on July 30, 2017 in Solomons, MD. He was born in July 10, 1923 in Boston, MA to the late Virginia and Misak Zirakian. James is the beloved husband to Amelia Rose Zirakian.
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