Obituaries

Evelyn (Leah) Connors

Evelyn (Leah) Connors, a resident of Asbury Solomons Retirement Community, died on Friday, March 10, 2017. Born on April 29, 1924 in Long Branch, New Jersey, she was the daughter of John Eisele and Maude Collard Eisele. She was the beloved wife of Eugene Thomas Connors, also a resident of Asbury Solomons, and the...
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Arthur William “Billy” Griffith, 79

Arthur William “Billy” Griffith, 79

Arthur William “Billy” Griffith, 79, of Huntingtown passed away March 15, 2017 at Washington Hospital Center. He was born February 10, 1938 in Washington, D.C. to William Arthur, Sr. and Grace Marie (King) Griffith. Billy was raised in Southern Maryland, and was employed as a carpenter with the Local 132 Union. Billy married his...
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Loretta Ann (Cleary) Groves

Loretta Ann (Cleary) Groves

Loretta Ann (Cleary) Groves passed away peacefully on March 16, 2017 at Calvert Memorial Hospital after a short illness. She was born in Washington, DC on July 9, 1932, and spent most of her life in Mitchellville, MD, living close to her large family, raising four daughters with her husband Jimmy, and working for...
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Jean Docie Carey, 93

Jean Docie Carey, 93

Jean Docie Carey, 93, of Owings, MD passed away March 15, 2017 at her residence. She was born November 29, 1923 in Alexandria, VA to John Edward and Annie Lee (Frye) Barrick. She was a 1942 graduate of Eastern High School in Washington, DC. Jean was employed with the Federal Government as a secretary....
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Christine “Tina” Newgent , 67

Christine “Tina” Newgent , 67

Christine “Tina” Newgent , 67, of Broomes Island, Md passed away March 15, 2017 at the Burnett Calvert Hospice House. Christine was born March 10, 1950 in Washington, DC. She was raised in Landover Hills, Md and graduated from Elizabeth Seton High School in 1968. Known for her love of entertaining and making everyone...
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Jacqueline Grace O’Shea, 84

Jacqueline Grace O’Shea, 84

Jacqueline Grace O’Shea, 84, of Chesapeake Beach passed away March 14, 2017 at Calvert Memorial Hospital. She was born January 11, 1933 in Baltimore to Martin and Lenora (Wilson) Holmsted. Jacqueline was raised in Baltimore City and graduated from Eastern High School. She married Woodley O’Shea on January 13, 1951 and they made their...
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Paula Jean Fowler, 69

Paula Jean Fowler, 69

Paula Jean Fowler, 69, of Lusby, MD passed away March 12, 2017 at Genesis Healthcare Center in La Plata, MD surrounded by her loving family. Born on June 8, 1947, in Connersville, IN, she was the daughter of the late Curtis Gibson and Ruth Racer Gibson. Paula worked at the Internal Revenue Service prior...
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Harold Bicknell Willett, 83

Harold Bicknell Willett, 83

Harold Bicknell Willett, 83, of Nanjemoy, MD passed from this life into the loving arms of His Savior, March 13, 2017 at Hospice House, Waldorf, MD of Alzheimer’s. Harold was born October 24, 1933, in Doncaster, MD to Archie and Lillie Davis Willett. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Betty Mae...
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Bernadette Mary Simacourbe, 54

Bernadette Mary Simacourbe, 54

Bernadette Mary Simacourbe, 54, of Waldorf, MD passed away on Wednesday, March 15, 2017, peacefully in her sleep. She was 54 years old. Born on August 31, 1962 in Riverdale, MD, she was the daughter of the late Maurice J. and Helen P. Simacourbe. She is survived by her siblings, George (Marilyn) Simacourbe, Colette...
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John Ernest Berry, 89

John Ernest Berry, 89

John Ernest Berry, 89 of Mechanicsville, MD, affectionately known as “”Snack””, was called Home by the heavenly angels peacefully on the morning of March 10, 2017. Snack was born on April 6, 1927 to the late Lena Somerville Mason-Berry and John Walker Berry. On September 25, 1944, Snack enlisted in the United States Navy....
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Roger Dale Slaughter, 61

Roger Dale Slaughter, 61

Roger Dale Slaughter, 61 of LaPlata, MD passed away unexpectedly on March 10, 2017. Roger was born in Washington, DC on August 15, 1955.  He is preceded in death by his father, Wilford E. Slaughter and his brother, Curtis Slaughter.  Roger is survived by his loving wife, Rebecca Slaughter; mother, Alice Brill Slaughter; sons, Roger D....
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Curtis Gordon Carnell Sr., 78

Curtis Gordon Carnell Sr., 78, of Waldorf, MD, passed away on Monday, March 13, 2017. Curtis was preceded in death by his wife, Bonnie Jean Carnell. He is survived by his children, Curtis Gordon Carnell Jr. and Janet Munday (Greg). He was a loving grandfather to: Courtney Taylor, Jennifer Ondrasik (Joe), Greg Munday Jr....
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Linda Louise Dearstine, 65

Linda Louise Dearstine, 65

Linda Louise Dearstine, 65, of Lusby, MD and formerly of Jessup, MD, died on March 8, 2017 at her residence. Born November 16, 1951 in Cheverly, MD, she was the daughter of the late Marvin N. Dearstine and Dorothy L. Dearstine. Linda graduated from Park Dale High School in 1971. Linda is survived by...
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Jo-Dee Ann Paras, 60

Jo-Dee Ann Paras, 60

Jo-Dee Ann Paras, 60, of Prince Frederick passed away on March 7, 2017 surrounded by her daughters and closest family members in Washington, DC. She is preceded in death by her parents, Jose and Delores Paras and brother Michael Paras. She is survived by her daughters and their families, Delores “Casey” Houchin (Steve Houchin)...
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Virginia Lee Mayer, 68

Virginia Lee Mayer, 68

Virginia Lee Mayer, 68, of Solomons, MD passed away on March 8, 2017 at Washington Hospital Center. Born October 21, 1948 in Washington, DC, she was the daughter of the late Edward A. Smoot and Virginia J. (Winters) Smoot. Virginia graduated from Crossland High School in 1966 and graduated from the Washington School for...
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Michael L. Harris, 59

Michael L. Harris, 59

Michael L. Harris, 59 of Swan Point, Maryland, died March 12, 2017. Michael was Director of Operations for McDonald’s Corporation for 35 plus years. He was a member of the Swan Point Golf and Country Club and a member of the Men’s Golf Association. He was also an avid Redskins fan. He was the...
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Mary “Anne” Woodburn, 84

Mary “Anne” Woodburn, 84

Mary “Anne” Woodburn, 84, of St. Inigoes, MD passed away March 10, 2017 at St. Mary’s Nursing Center in Leonardtown, MD surrounded by her loving family. She was born June 10, 1932 in Pearson, MD to the late William Mace Birch and Ida Ruth Abell Birch. Anne was a graduate of St. Michael’s High...
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Kay Elizabeth Jett, 74

Kay Elizabeth Jett, 74

Kay Elizabeth Jett, 74, of Mechanicsville, MD passed away on March 9, 2017. Kay was the daughter of the late William Plauger and Gladys Mullikan. Kay was born in Washington DC on May 22, 1942. She worked for a local community bank until retirement 2013. She loved shopping, sewing, needlepoint and crochet. She was...
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Leonard “Paul” “Dee Dow” Hickin, 78

Leonard “Paul” “Dee Dow” Hickin, of Huntingtown, MD, passed away on Friday, March 10, 2017, at the age of 78. He was born on November 20, 1938, in Niagara Falls, NY, to Margaret Eleanor (Allan) and Leonard Walter Hickin. His first career was in the U.S. Navy as a Communications Technician. After retiring from...
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Marjorie “Marge” Wondrack Spilman, 83

Marjorie “Marge” Wondrack Spilman, 83

Marjorie “Marge” Wondrack Spilman, 83, of Brandywine, MD passed away on March 8, 2017 at MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital in Clinton, MD. Marge was born on December 21, 1933 in Washington, DC to the late Walter John Wondrack and Nina Mildred White Wondrack. In addition to her parents, Marge was predeceased by her husband,...
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Joshua David “Sarge” Lindauer, 33

Joshua David “Sarge” Lindauer, 33

Joshua David “Sarge” Lindauer, 33, of Hubert, NC, passed away on March 7, 2017 in North Carolina. Born on May 4, 1983 in Baltimore City, MD, he was the son of Brian David Lindauer and Vicki Layne Hendrickson Rappa. Josh graduated from Chopticon High School in 2001 and TESST College in 2003. He enlisted...
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Edward Julian Devers, 86

Edward Julian Devers, 86

Edward Julian Devers, 86, of Fort Washington, MD passed away March 7, 2017 at Hospice House of St. Mary’s in Callaway, MD, surrounded by his loving family. He was born May 30, 1930 in Washington, DC to the late Raymond and Mary Cunningham Devers. In October 1951, Edward enlisted in the United States Marines...
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Margaret “Betty” Elizabeth Mattingly Potts, 92

Margaret “Betty” Elizabeth Mattingly Potts, 92

Margaret “Betty” Elizabeth Mattingly Potts, 92, of Leonardtown, MD passed away surrounded by her loving family on March 13, 2017 in her residence in Leonardtown, MD. Born on December 17, 1924, she was the daughter of the late Agnes Gertrude Miles Mattingly and Charles Jenkins Mattingly, Sr. Betty was the loving wife of the...
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Jack Warren Winters, 70

Jack Warren Winters, 70

Jack Warren Winters, 70, of Prince Frederick, MD, formerly of Bel Air, MD, passed away on Wednesday, March 8, 2017, at Charlotte Hall Veterans Home surrounded by his loving family. He was born on September 1, 1946, in Galion, OH, to Ethel (Jakab) and Ray Lawrence Winters. Jack was a veteran having served his...
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Steve D. Stephanadis, 87

Steve D. Stephanadis, 87

Steve D. Stephanadis, age 87, passed away peacefully on March 8, 2017 at the University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center, having been a resident of Charles Country, Maryland for the past 48 years. Steve was born in 1930 in Cleveland, Ohio, eldest of three children of two Greek immigrants from the beautiful island...
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