Obituaries

Jeffrey G. Bowersox, 57

Jeffrey G. Bowersox, 57

Jeffrey G. Bowersox, 57, of Charlotte Hall, MD passed away on November 25, 2017 at the University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Ctr. in LaPlata, MD. Jeff was born on March 25, 1960 in Washington, DC to Richard E. and Mary Faith Bowersox. Jeff is also survived by his loving wife, Tricia Bowersox, daughters,...
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Kenneth Augustus Turner, Sr. 87

Kenneth Augustus Turner, Sr. 87

Kenneth Augustus Turner, Sr. 87, of Newburg, MD passed away on November 24, 2017 at the MD Charles Regional Medical Center. Kenneth was born in Charlotte Hall, MD on November 6, 1930 to the late William W. Turner and the late Carrie S. Turner. He is survived by his wife, Mary Helen Goldsmith Turner;...
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Jane Ward Leitch, 80

Jane Ward Leitch, 80, of Huntingtown passed away November 27, 2017 at The Hermitage at Solomons. She was born August 3, 1937 in Prince Frederick to John William, Jr. and Grace (Ward) Leitch. Jane was raised in Calvert County and graduated from Calvert High School in 1955. She then attended St. Mary’s College and...
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Ruth Anne Baker, 76

Ruth Anne Baker, 76

Ruth Anne Baker, 76, of West River passed away November 23, 2017 at her residence surrounded by family. She was born January 20, 1941 in Washington, D.C. to Jennings B. and Ruth M. (Ballantyne) Rodeffer. Ruth was raised in DC and graduated from Eleanor Roosevelt High School. She met Walter Harvey Baker at St....
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Marian Alice Miller, 94

Marian Alice Miller, 94

Marian Alice Miller, 94, of Dunkirk passed away peacefully on November 27, 2017 at her home. She was born April 23, 1923 to Edgar and Ida Mae (Ayers) Miller. Marian was preceded in death by her parents, brothers Howard, Edgar “Brother” and Ayers “Buddy” Miller, and sisters Cora Daymude and Ida “Eleanor” Vezina. She...
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John Franklin Tucker, 86

John Franklin Tucker, 86

John Franklin Tucker, 86, of North Beach passed away November 22, 2017 in Washington, D.C. He was born August 30, 1931 in Washington, D.C. to William Frederick and Mable Veronica (Anderson) Tucker. John was raised in Brentwood and enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps on January 9, 1950 and was honorably discharged January 8,...
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Lula Mae Hobbs, 84

Lula Mae Hobbs, 84

Lula Mae Hobbs, 84, passed away on November 26, 2017 at her home in Upper Marlboro. She was the daughter of the late Edward and Pearl Von Garlem. Lula Mae was predeceased by her husband, William Hobbs, and her brothers, Thomas Von Garlem and Charles Von Garlem. Lula Mae worked for the Circuit Court...
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Joan L. Biggs

Joan L. Biggs

Joan L. Biggs passed away on Nov. 28, 2017. She was a resident of Charlotte Hall Veteran’s Home. Joan was born in Piedmont, W.VA. on May 7, 1932, to Calvin Stickley Lambert and Edith Virginia (Adams) Lambert. She graduated from Piedmont High School and received an associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education from Potomac...
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Robert Michael “Bobby” DeToto, 57

Robert Michael “Bobby” DeToto, 57

Robert Michael “Bobby” DeToto, 57, of Chesapeake Beach passed away November 22, 2017 in Washington, D.C. He was born April 8, 1960 in Cheverly to William Donald and Audrey J. (Edelen) DeToto. He was raised in Calvert County and attended Northern High School. Bobby was a self-employed carpenter and worked on remodeling and home...
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Randall David “Randy” Holmes, 61

Randall David “Randy” Holmes, 61

Randall David “Randy” Holmes, 61, of West River, MD passed away November 28, 2017 at his residence, surrounded by family. Randy was born June 21, 1956 in Snow Hill, MD to Anna Marie (Cook) and Grayson Dale Holmes. He was raised in Cumberland, MD until moving to Annapolis at age six. He graduated from...
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Barbara Louise Spaid, 84

Barbara Louise Spaid, 84

Barbara Louise Spaid, 84 of Prince Frederick, MD passed away at home on November 28, 2017. She was born on July 19, 1933 in Washington, D.C. to Elmer and Nellie Payne Ford. She graduated from McKinley Technical High School in 1951 and went to work for the Federal Government. On February 28, 1953 she...
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Frances Mary Francis, 94

Frances Mary Francis, 94

Frances Mary Francis, 94, of Dunkirk and Ocean City passed away November 25, 2017 at her home in Dunkirk. She was born June 14, 1923 in Kent, Ohio to Dominic and Loreta (Pace) Petrella. She worked as a draftsman for over 15 years, and more recently was the chief greeter at The Hair Company....
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Emilie Jean Nolan, 90

Emilie Jean Nolan, 90

Emilie Jean Nolan, 90, of Shady Side passed away November 25, 2017 at her home. She was born December 24, 1926 in Miami, FL to John Marriott and Marguerite (Newnam) Edwards. She retired from Montgomery County Department of Corrections. Jean also taught Sunday school at Centenary U.M. Church in Shady Side for over 50...
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Daniel Richard Knode 81

Daniel Richard Knode 81

Daniel Richard Knode 81, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on November 27, 2017 in La Plata MD after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease. Daniel Knode was predeceased by his parents Daniel P. and Virginia and his brother Ronald. Daniel graduated from Anacostia High School and attended the University of Maryland. Daniel married...
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James John “Jimmy” Papanicolas, 53

James John “Jimmy” Papanicolas, 53

James John “Jimmy” Papanicolas, age 53 of Bealeton, Virginia (formerly of La Plata, Maryland), died November 27, 2017 at Fair Oaks Hospital in Fairfax, Virginia. Jimmy was a Carpenter with the Carpenters Union 132 and worked that trade for 35 plus years. He was a born-again Christian whose favorite Bible verse was Psalm 40:1,...
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John Wayne Cooper, 61

John Wayne Cooper, 61

John Wayne Cooper, age 61 of Heathsville, Virginia (formerly of Welcome, Maryland) died on November 27, 2017 at Virginia Commonwealth Hospital in Richmond, Virginia. John was Chief Engineer for 25 plus years with the International Union of Operating Engineers. He liked fishing, a cold beer, vacations to Hilton Head with his family. He also...
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Robin Christine Hamilton

Robin Christine Hamilton

Robin Christine Hamilton departed this life on November 26, 2017 at her home in Waldorf, Maryland. She was born October 18, 1967 in Bethesda, Maryland to Lillian Christine Hamilton and Robert Wayne Hamilton. Robin was a lifelong resident of Charles County and was educated by Charles County Public Schools, graduating from McDonough High School...
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Floyd Doyle, 76

Floyd Doyle, 76

Floyd Doyle, 76, of La Plata, Maryland, exchanged this mortal life for that of joyful immortality, resting from the pains and sorrows of this life on November 23, 2017. He was the son of the late Phillip Jesse Doyle and Maude Virginia Ashley, born on October 16, 1941. He entered this world in Salisbury,...
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Mary Frances Williams

Mary Frances Williams

Mary Frances Williams was born on May 23, 1949 in Monticello, Georgia to Nathaniel and Bennie Grace Allen. She passed away November 21, 2017 at Hospice of Charles County in Charles County, Maryland. Mary Frances graduated in 1971 from Clark Atlanta University. She received her juris doctorate degree from University of Oklahoma Law School...
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Gerald Alan “Jerry” Ryan, 65

Gerald Alan “Jerry” Ryan, 65

Gerald Alan “Jerry” Ryan, age 65 of White Plains, Maryland, died November 20, 2017 at George Washington University Hospital in Washington, DC. Jerry was a life-time resident of Southern Maryland and served in the United States Marine Corps beginning in 1969 as an E-1. He worked as a self-employed auto-body mechanic for 45 plus...
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Kyle Anthony Stevens, 25

Kyle Anthony Stevens, 25

Kyle Anthony Stevens, age 25 of Waldorf, Maryland, died November 20, 2017 at his residence. Kyle was an auto mechanic at various auto shops for seven plus years. He enjoyed drag racing, motorcycles, and anything that dealt with cars. He loved being outdoors, especially riding bicycles and playing with his son. He was the...
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Lillian Jeannette Urquidez, 72

Lillian Jeannette Urquidez, 72

Lillian Jeannette Urquidez, 72, of Hollywood, MD passed away November 29, 2017 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born on October 31, 1945 in Aiken, S.C. to the Gerald and Mary Pearl Hallman. On November 18, 1964, Lillian married her beloved husband, Jesse Urquidez in Georgia. Together they celebrated over...
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Dr. Forouzandeh Allahverdizadeh, 83

Dr. Forouzandeh Allahverdizadeh, 83

Forouzandeh Allahverdizadeh, 83, of California, MD passed away November 27, 2017 at Solomon’s Nursing Center. She was born on January 7, 1934 in Iran to the late Hussain and Zahra Allahverdizadeh. In 1960, Dr. Allahverdizadeh earned her medical degree from Mashad University in Mashad, Iran. In 1974, she came to the United States to...
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Bobby Ray Logan, 85

Bobby Ray Logan, 85

Bobby Ray Logan, 85, of Waldorf, MD passed away on November 22, 2017. Bobby was born on January 31, 1932 to the late Claude Franklin Logan and the late Lois Comer in High Point, NC. Bobby was a Flight Engineer for the U.S. Air Force. He worked as a Realtor and became an Associate...
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Joyce B. Wood, 75

Joyce B. Wood, 75

Joyce B. Wood, 75, of Hughesville, MD passed away on November 23, 2017 in Waldorf, MD. Joyce was born in Washington, DC on January 1, 1942 to the late Alfred Joseph Pratt and the late Bernice Mary Licarion. Joyce was a homemaker, coached girls softball, was a member of Mechanicsville Moose Lodge and Catholic...
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