Obituaries

John Kovich Jr, 84,

John Kovich Jr, 84,

John Kovich Jr, 84, a veteran of the Vietnam war and longtime resident of Ridge, MD, passed away on June 21, 2024 surrounded by his loving family.  Big John or Jr, as he was known to many, was the first of four children born on July 19, 1939 in Heckscherville, PA to John Kovich...
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Darrel Clifford Webb, Jr., 80,

Darrel Clifford Webb, Jr., 80,

Darrel Clifford Webb, Jr., 80, of Mechanicsville, Maryland, peacefully passed away on June 19, 2024, at St. Mary’s Hospital surrounded by loved ones. Darrel was born on June 27, 1943, in Washington, DC, to the late Darrel Clifford Webb and Lottie Buddington Webb. After graduating from college, Darrel started his career as a printer....
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David “Dave” Norman Cropper, 77,

David “Dave” Norman Cropper, 77,

David “Dave” Norman Cropper, aged 77, from Lothian, MD, peacefully passed away on June 28, 2024, with his loved ones by his side. He was born on June 24, 1947, in Carlisle, PA, to Roland Cropper and Ernestine Andrews. He was a tech III for the State Highway Administration. He enjoyed what he did...
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Charlotte Ann Simpson, 64,

Charlotte Ann Simpson, 64,

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of Charlotte Ann Simpson, 64, of California, MD on June 24, 2024. She was born on November 15, 1959, to the late father, Wesley Kalb and mother, Dorothy Ann Wilson in Elkridge Maryland. Charlotte graduated from Howard High School in 1978. She met...
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Leonard Francis Drury, 71,

Leonard Francis Drury, 71,

Leonard Francis Drury, 71, of Mechanicsville, MD passed away June 19, 2024 at MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital, with his loving family at his side. He was born November 11, 1952 in Charles County, MD to the late Bernard Joseph Drury, Sr. and Betty Ann Harding Drury. Leonard is a lifelong resident of St. Mary’s...
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Richard (Rick) LeRoy Solomon, Jr., 57,

Richard (Rick) LeRoy Solomon, Jr., 57,

Richard (Rick) LeRoy Solomon, Jr. of Lexington Park, Maryland passed away peacefully in his sleep on June 22, 2024. He was 57 years young. Rick was born in Lexington Park, Maryland on October 26, 1966. His parents are Richard Solomon, Sr. and Jackolyn Solomon. Rick also has a sister, Cindy Lucas. In 1984, Rick...
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Henry Ronald “Bud” Blanke, 79,

Henry Ronald “Bud” Blanke, 79,

Henry Ronald “Bud” Blanke, 79, of Hollywood, Maryland passed away peacefully on June 12, 2024, at St. Mary’s Hospital, Leonardtown, Maryland. He was surrounded by his loving family. Henry was a member of the Church of Christ. Henry, affectionately called “Bud” all of his life, was born in Staton Island, New York on November...
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Margaretha W. Harner, 86,

Margaretha W. Harner, 86,

Margaretha W. Harner, 86, of Charlotte Hall, MD, passed away peacefully on June 26, 2024, at home with her family by her side. On October 13, 1937, Margaretha was born in Hockenheim, Germany to Ludwig and Margareta Keller. She is survived by her beloved husband, Larry Harner of 65 years. The two were blessed with four children,...
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Judy Ann Tenney Altizer

Judy Ann Tenney Altizer

Judy Ann Tenney Altizer died at her home on June 29, 2024, at the age of 81. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 58 years, Arthur “Blane” Altizer.  She is survived by three daughters, Kara Small, Rebecca Towns (Gene), Kimberly Busch (Danny), and five grandchildren: Mitsuko Coulby (Andrew), Zachary Towns...
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Erica Christine Drinks, 52,

Erica Christine Drinks, 52,

It is with heavy heart that we announce the passing of Erica Christine Drinks, 52, of Lexington Park, Maryland on June 13, 2024. Erica was born on October 9, 1971, to the late Julian Lawrence Drinks and Rita Bragg Drinks Jones in Charles County, Maryland. Erica graduated from Thomas Stone High School in 1989...
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Elvy Curley

Elvy Curley

Elvy Curley of Chaptico, Maryland passed away Jun 19, 2024 with her loved ones by her side. Elvy was daughter to the late Dora Johnson Lassiwe and TSgt Ermon Johnson. She was born in Bremen West Germany on August 8, 1947.  Elvy traveled the world with her family adventuring Germany, the Philippines, Roswell New...
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Steven Munn Robey, 58,

Steven Munn Robey, 58,

Steven Munn Robey, 58, of Lexington Park, MD passed away June 18, 2024 at home. He was born January 27, 1966 in Washington, D.C. to the late Joseph Munn Robey and Nellie Elizabeth Richards Robey. Steven is a lifelong resident of Southern Maryland. Steven enjoyed working outside and with his hands. His skills of...
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St. Leonard Volunteer Fire and Rescue Regrets to Announce Passing of William “Bill” Clayton Schooley

St. Leonard Volunteer Fire and Rescue Regrets to Announce Passing of William “Bill” Clayton Schooley

It is with great sadness that we share the passing of Founding Member William “Bill” Clayton Schooley of the St. Leonard Volunteer Fire and Rescue. Bill joined the department in 1984 and was instrumental in its establishment. Over the years, he served on the Board of Directors and also held the position of Boat...
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JoAnn Rhodes, 55,

JoAnn Rhodes, 55,

JoAnn Rhodes, 55, passed away peacefully on June 14, 2024, in Baltimore, MD. Born on January 27, 1969, in Covington, VA, JoAnn was a cherished wife, mother, sister, daughter, and friend whose nurturing nature and caring spirit touched the lives of all who knew her. She leaves behind a loving family: her devoted husband,...
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Dolores Theresa (Cage) Dowling, 95,

Dolores Theresa (Cage) Dowling, 95,

Dolores Theresa (Cage) Dowling, 95, died peacefully at Spring Arbor Assisted Living in Crofton, Maryland. She was born October 6, 1928, in Brunswick, Maryland, to Frances Virginia and Robert A. Cage. Dolores was raised in Washington, D.C., and graduated from McKinley Tech. She married the love of her life, Joseph E. Dowling, in 1951,...
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Dorothy C. (Garner) Cecil, 89,

Dorothy C. (Garner) Cecil, 89,

Dorothy C. (Garner) Cecil, 89 of Chesapeake Beach, MD passed away peacefully on June 11, 2024. Born on November 24, 1934 in Upper Marlboro, the 9th child of Joseph M. Garner & Helen J. (Moran) Garner. Dorothy was called Dot or Dottie by friends and family. On February 14, 1953 she married Joseph A....
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Gregory “Greg” Clark Brittain, 73,

Gregory “Greg” Clark Brittain, 73,

Gregory “Greg” Clark Brittain, 73, of Prince Frederick, Maryland, passed away peacefully on June 10, 2024, at his home. He was born on November 9, 1950, in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania. Greg was the son of Clark A. Brittain and Elizabeth (Miller) Brittain and has an older sister Marcia King. When Greg was four years...
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Gregory Alexander “Greg” Ellwood

Gregory Alexander “Greg” Ellwood

It is with incredibly heavy hearts that we share the passing of Gregory Alexander “Greg” Ellwood. Gregory of Huntingtown, MD passed away on June 10, 2024, in his home. He was born July 11, 1964, in Cheverly to Samuel Murray and Faye Elizabeth (Marquis) Ellwood. Greg grew up in New Carrollton and graduated from...
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Romaine Stella Kramer, 93,

Romaine Stella Kramer, 93,

On June 7, 2024, Romaine Stella Kramer, 93, of Tracys Landing, MD peacefully departed this world in her sleep to be with the Lord. Born May 22, 1931, in Chicago, IL, she is the daughter of Bror Henry Kallio and Stella Bernice Aho. Romaine grew up in and around Baltimore, where she met her...
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Kathleen Anne Tucker, 66,

Kathleen Anne Tucker, 66,

Kathleen Anne Tucker, 66, of Lothian, MD, passed away on June 6, 2024, at her home. Born on May 9, 1958, in Washington, D.C., Kathleen was the daughter of William McMichael and Helen (Carroll) McMichael. She was raised in Hyattsville, MD, where she attended Catholic and public schools, and graduated from Northwestern High School...
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Carolyn Sue “Susie” Campbell, 70,

Carolyn Sue “Susie” Campbell, 70,

Carolyn Sue “Susie” Campbell, 70, of Lusby, MD passed away on June 6, 2024 at MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center. Born November 13, 1953 in Helena, AR, she was the daughter of Betty Jean Morris and the late George Rabon Hill. Susie graduated from Elaine High School in 1971. She was a homemaker and...
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Gary Alan Rose, 76,

Gary Alan Rose, 76,

Gary Alan Rose, 76, of Prince Frederick, Maryland passed away on June 6, 2024.  Born in Torrington, Connecticut on January 25, 1948, to Ernest Joseph and Astrid Esther (Aronson) Rose, Gary was the youngest of three children. On August 22, 1970, he married Linda Lou Forrest, the love of his life, who preceded him...
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Margaret “Maggie” Frances Dawson, 75,

Margaret “Maggie” Frances Dawson, 75,

Margaret “Maggie” Frances Dawson, 75, of Friendship passed away June 5, 2024. She was born June 14, 1948, in Washington, DC. She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert (Buck) Ourand and Frances Helen Nice, and her husband, James Ronald Dawson. She is survived by her children Richard Alan Smith, James Andrew Dawson,...
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Michelle Francine Cutler, 66,

Michelle Francine Cutler, 66,

Michelle Francine Cutler, 66, of Chaptico, MD was called home to the Lord on June 5th, 2024 at her home with her loving family by her side. Born on March 19th, 1958, in Washington D.C. to Fredrick Alfred Eversberg and Doris Elsie Dawson. She is survived by her husband of 45 years, Gary Cutler...
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Francis Dellie Woodburn, 96,

Francis Dellie Woodburn, 96,

Francis Dellie Woodburn, 96, of Great Mills, MD passed away peacefully on June 2, 2024 at MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital in Leonardtown, MD. Born on April 22, 1928 in Great Mills, MD, he was the son of the late Mary Ruth Norris Woodburn and Richard Dellie Woodburn. He was the loving husband of Jean...
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