Obituaries

James Edward Heim, 52

James Edward Heim, 52, of Hughesville, MD passed away at his residence in Hughesville, MD on April 6, 2017. James was born in Emmaus, PA on January 27, 1965 to the late John Heim, Jr. and Doris Spotts Heim. James enjoyed yard work, reading and his work as a Defense Contractor in Communications. James...
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Jeffrey “Jeff” Manuel Gomes, 59

Jeffrey “Jeff” Manuel Gomes, 59

Jeffrey “Jeff” Manuel Gomes, age 59 of La Plata, Maryland, died April 19, 2017. Jeff was a Plant Manager at printing companies. He was the son of Manuel Gomes and Marcelyne DeLoye Gomes. Friends received on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 from 5PM until time of Memorial Service at 7PM at Raymond Funeral Service Chapel,...
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Joel Shawn Mitchell, 31

Joel Shawn Mitchell, 31

Joel Shawn Mitchell of Mechanicsville, Maryland, died suddenly on April 17, 2017 in Baltimore, MD. He was 31 years old. Born on April 2, 1986, in Clinton, MD, he was the son of Patti Mitchell Raymond and the late Emmett “Lloyd” Fowler, III. Joel was an electrician in the construction industry. He was a...
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Samuel Allen Grimes, 67

Samuel Allen Grimes, 67

Samuel Allen Grimes of Waldorf, Maryland, died on Sunday, April 16, 2017 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was 67 years old. Born on November 24, 1949 in Washington, DC, he was the son of Marilyn Grimes and the late Norman Grimes. Mr. Grimes owned and operated a cleaning service. He...
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Donna Marie Tessier, 64

Donna Marie Tessier, 64

Donna Marie Tessier of Waldorf, Maryland, died on Sunday, April 16, 2017 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was 64 years old. Born on February 1, 1953 in Washington, DC, she was the daughter of the late Marjorie Louise Roland Tessier and Lawrence Paul Tessier. Donna was raised in Accokeek and...
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Mark Adam Robertson, 41

Mark Adam Robertson, 41

Mark Adam Robertson, 41 of Chesapeake Beach, MD passed away on Friday, April 14, 2017 in Cambridge, MD. He was born on December 2, 1975 in Cheverly, MD to Edna Virginia (Adams) and the late Franklin Roosevelt Robertson. Mark was a self-employed carpet installer he was dedicated and a hard worker. He was a...
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Joseph Riley Gibbs, 2

Joseph Riley Gibbs, 2

Joseph Riley Gibbs, 2 1/2 years old, of La Plata, Maryland, died suddenly at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC on Thursday, April 13, 2017. Affectionately known as Joey, he was born on August 21, 2014 in Boise, Idaho to Marcia and Marshall Gibbs. In addition to his parents, Joey is also survived...
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Alvin Everett “Pops” Morris, 73

Alvin Everett “Pops” Morris, 73

Alvin Everett “Pops” Morris of Waldorf, Maryland, died on Thursday, April 13, 2017 at Washington Hospital Center in Washington, DC. He was 73 years old. Born on June 11, 1943 in Annapolis, Alvin was the son of the late Mildred Mundell Morris and Allen Thomas Morris. He served in the U. S. Navy during...
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William Jake Pickeral, 90

William Jake Pickeral, 90

William Jake Pickeral, age 90 of La Plata, Maryland, died April 12, 2017 at the University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center in La Plata, Maryland. William was a Maintenance Technician at the American Legion Post in Clinton, Maryland. He enjoyed cutting grass and wood and was the last living child of seven. He...
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John Hooper “Rick” Beckrich

John Hooper “Rick” Beckrich

John Hooper “Rick” Beckrich of Owings, MD passed away on March 29, 2017. He was born on October 9, 1931 in Gary, Indiana to William Beckrich and Agnes Hooper Beckrich. Rick was a graduate of Lew Wallace High School and attended Indiana University, the Chicago Academy of Fine Art and The Art Institute of...
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Lisa Marie Willey Dougherty, 36

Lisa Marie Willey Dougherty, 36

Lisa Marie Willey Dougherty, age 36 of Lusby, MD passed away at her home on April 17, 2017, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Cheverly, MD on June 5, 1980, she is the daughter of Judy A (Hupp) Willey and the late James R Willey Sr. of Bethel, Delaware. Lisa is survived by...
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Terry Michael Kivett, 75

Terry Michael Kivett, 75

Terry Michael Kivett, 75, of Shady Side passed away April 13, 2017. He was born July 11, 1941 to the late William and Virginia (Clontz) Kivett in Greensboro, NC. Terry was a member of Cornerstone Baptist Church in Owings. He was a highly respected automotive mechanic. He specialized in rebuilding standard and automatic transmissions...
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Charles Franklin “Charlie” Hardisty, Sr., 66

Charles Franklin “Charlie” Hardisty, Sr., 66

Charles Franklin “Charlie” Hardisty, Sr., 66, of Owings passed away April 16, 2017 at Calvert Memorial Hospital. He was born January 31, 1951 in Laurel to Charles William and Gladys Grace (Taylor) Hardisty. Charlie was raised in Beltsville and attended Prince George’s County public schools. He joined the Unites States Army on November 7,...
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David Nelson Barnes,68

David Nelson Barnes,68

David Nelson Barnes,68, passed away on April 13th, 2017 at George Washington University Hospital in Washington, DC. He was born on March 13, 1949 in Scotland, Maryland to James Nelson and Margaret Ellouise Barnes. David grew up in Scotland, MD. He attended St. Peter Claver Elementary and Great Mills High School. Following high school,...
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Mary Margaret Carter, 75

Mary Margaret Carter, 75

Mary Margaret Carter, 75, of Chesapeake Beach passed away April 15, 2017 at South River Health and Rehabilitation Center. Mary was born August 15, 1941 in Washington, D.C. Anthony Joseph and Virginia (Curtin) Guerra. Mary was raised in Lanham and graduated from Bladensburg High School. She married Robert Carter on June 9, 1960 and...
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Wendy Lynn Ruckman, 51

Wendy Lynn Ruckman, 51

Wendy Lynn Ruckman, 51, of Lothian, MD passed away April 15, 2017 at Georgetown University Hospital.She was born in Washington, DC October 23, 1965 to Aubrey B. and Dolores Ann (Burrows) Breeden. Wendy was raised in Arlington and graduated from Washington Lee High School. She was employed at Sears and Roebuck in Arlington. Wendy...
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Jack Thurston Dorsey, Sr., 86

Jack Thurston Dorsey, Sr., 86

Jack Thurston Dorsey, Sr., 86, of Owings passed away April 10, 2017 at Calvert County Nursing Center. He was born October 16, 1930 to Thornton and Della (Griffith) Dorsey at Calvert County Hospital. He resided in Owings his entire life, attended Tracey’s Elementary School and graduated from Southern High School in 1948. After working...
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Rita Theresa Zelonis, 86

Rita Theresa Zelonis, 86

Rita Theresa Zelonis, 86, passed away on Friday, April 7, 2017 at her residence at Riderwood Village in Silver Spring, MD. Born in Pottsville, PA on April 14, 1930, Rita attended Mary, Queen of Peace School and Pottsville Catholic High School. While a novice with the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary...
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Donna Corinne Meekins, 90

Donna Corinne Meekins, 90

Donna Corinne Meekins, 90, of Lothian passed away April 12, 2017 at Brightview Assisted Living in Edgewater. She was born May 18, 1926 in Belle Mina, AL to Richard Jefferson and Ola Gladys (Sammons) Ray. She was a 1944 graduate of Decatur High School. Donna was a secretary at Cortland Army Air Base in...
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John Leo “Johnny” Staeb, 73

John Leo “Johnny” Staeb, 73

John Leo “Johnny” Staeb, 73, of Chesapeake Beach passed away April 16, 2017 at his home. He was born June 18, 1943 in Albany, NY. John was raised in New York and enlisted in the US Air Force after graduating high school. He married his wife Arlene in the late 1960’s and they lived...
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Evelyn Lawson, 68

Evelyn Lawson, 68

Evelyn Lawson, 68, of Waldorf, MD passed away on April 13, 2017 at her home. Born in Chicago, IL on March 24, 1949 to Willliam Lawson and Mary Moore Lawson, Evelyn is survived by her son, Bryan Lawson; daughter, Tonya Howard; brother, William Lawson; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Evelyn graduated from Dunbar High...
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Stefanie Lynette Kitchen (Howery), 34

Stefanie Lynette Kitchen (Howery), 34

Stefanie Lynette Kitchen (Howery) of Chesapeake Beach, MD, passed away suddenly on April 16, 2017, at the age of 34. Stefanie, beloved daughter of Gregory Alan Kitchen and Tina Marie Miller, was born in Washington, D.C. on February 9, 1983. In addition to her parents, Stefanie is survived by her young son, Ian North...
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Richard E. Long, Jr., 49

Richard E. Long, Jr., 49

Richard E. Long, Jr., of Wilmington, DE died on Monday, April 10, 2017 at the age of 49. Rick grew up in St. Mary’s County, Maryland before graduating from Chopticon High School in Morganza. He went on to get his degree in Criminal Justice at the University of Delaware, where he also played basketball...
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Paul Ronald Carter, 53

Paul Ronald Carter, 53

Paul Ronald Carter, 53 of Lexington Park, MD, passed away on April 7, 2017. Family and friends will unite on Friday, April 21, 2017 for visitation at 9 am until Mass of Christian Burial at 10 am at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 29119 Point Lookout Rd, Morganza, MD 20660. Interment to follow at Charles...
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Anne Marie Barnett, 64

Anne Marie Barnett, 64

Anne Marie Barnett, 64, of Leonardtown, MD formerly from Novato, CA passed away on April 11, 2017 in Leonardtown, MD. Born on May 3, 1952 in Oakland, CA , she was the daughter of the late Betty Janes Suarez Barnett and Edwin Paul Suarez. Anne is survived by her husband Allen Ernest Barnett, whom...
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