Obituaries

Catherine Lynn Standa, 55

Catherine Lynn Standa, 55

Catherine Lynn Standa, 55, of Lusby, MD, passed away on May 10, 2017 at her residence. Born on February 22, 1962 in Johnstown, PA, she was the daughter of Joseph John Standa and Roberta Louise (Riblett) Standa. Catherine graduated from Largo High School in 1980 and attended the College of Southern Maryland. She moved...
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Gladys Marie Keefe, 86

Gladys Marie Keefe, 86

Gladys Marie Keefe, 86, of Chesapeake Beach passed away May 9, 2017 at her residence. She was born May 26, 1930 in Washington, D.C. to Chas and Gladys (Bradley) Reynolds. Gladys was employed as a union representative with Local 42 Bookbinders Union. Her final days were spent at home surrounded by her loving family...
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John Howard Apperson, 80

John Howard Apperson, 80

John Howard Apperson, 80, of White Plains, Maryland died May 9, 2017. John was a proud Navy Veteran. He had a long career as a plumber, serving as a member of the Local 5 Plumbers Union. John was an avid fisherman and crabber, and enjoyed playing cards and watching western movies. His true passion...
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John Lohman, Jr

John Lohman, Jr

On May 12, 2017, John Lohman, Jr. peacefully passed away at his home in Waldorf, Maryland. He was born in Sharpsburg, MD and attended Eastern High School in SE Washington, DC. He was the oldest son of the late John Lohman, Sr. and Pearl Hudson Lohman. He was a World War II Veteran who...
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Joseph Richard “Skip” Organ, 73

Joseph Richard “Skip” Organ, 73

Joseph Richard “Skip” Organ, age 73 of Waldorf, Maryland, died May 12, 2017 at his residence, surrounded by family. Skip was a Veteran of the United States Army, having served during the Vietnam War. He was a driver for 20 plus years with Spring Dell Center. He was a member of Our Lady Help...
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Patricia Anne “Nana” Paulk, 82

Patricia Anne “Nana” Paulk, 82

Patricia Anne “Nana” Paulk, age 82, of Hughesville, Maryland, died May 15, 2017 in La Plata. Patricia was a graduate of Anacostia High School where she helped design the Indian mascot. Following high school she worked as a draftsman for C & P Telehone Company. She played and coached baseball with her son. She...
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Gordon Lee Thurston, 60

Gordon Lee Thurston, age 60 of La Plata, Maryland, died May 16, 2017 at his residence with Hospice. Gordon was the son of Gordon Thurston and Shirley Vermillion. He is also survived by his sisters, Virginia Poe, Barbara Thurston, Lottie Gray, and Susan Thurston; his nieces, Tina, Chrissy, and Courtney; and his nephew, Tyler....
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Richard “Rich” Lee Mowry, Sr. 72

Richard “Rich” Lee Mowry, Sr. 72

Richard “Rich” Lee Mowry, Sr. 72 of Mechanicsville, MD passed away at MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital in Leonardtown, MD on May 12, 2017. Richard was born on November 3, 1944 to the late William Mowry and the late Sadie Brown Mowry Strawn in Connellsville, PA. Richard was a member of the Mechanicsville Moose Lodge,...
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Benjamin “Alfred” Knott, 84

Benjamin “Alfred” Knott, 84

Benjamin “Alfred” Knott, 84 of Leonardtown, MD passed away on May 15, 2017 in Callaway, MD. Born September 5, 1932 in Drayden, MD, to the late Benjamin Alfred Knott and Cathleen Agnes Payne Knott. “Alfred” was preceded in death by his first wife, Margaret Sandra (Forrest) Jagelski whom he married on August 18, 1966...
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Dorothy Ann (Thomas) Bond, 74

Dorothy Ann (Thomas) Bond, 74

Dorothy Ann (Thomas) Bond, 74 of Leonardtown, MD, passed away on May 8th, 2017. She was born to James Andrew Thomas and Mary Annie Elizabeth Thomas of Loveville, MD on June 8th, 1942. Dorothy Ann was joined in holy matrimony with Joseph Arthur Bond, Sr. (Jimmy) on October 19, 1963. They were blessed with...
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Louis E. Mason

Louis E. Mason

Peacefully on May 4, 2017, Louis E. Mason departed this earthly life at Southern Maryland Hospital. Family and friends will unite on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 from 9:00am until time of service 11:00am at Briscoe-Tonic Funeral Home 2294 Old Washington Road, Waldorf, MD 20601. Interment will follow at Maryland Veterans Cemetery, Cheltenham, MD.
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Diane Van Wart

Diane Van Wart

Diane Van Wart of Mechanicsville, MD passed away surrounded by her loving family on May 11, 2017 in Mechanicsville, MD. Born on May 20, 1948 in Mechanicsville, MD, she was the daughter of the late Francis McQue Lawrence and Anna Mae Nelson Lawrence. Diane was the loving wife of the late Paul Anthony Van...
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Eileen Margaret Waters, 86

Eileen Margaret Waters, 86

Eileen Margaret Waters, 86, of California, MD passed away Tuesday, May 9, 2017, at St. Mary’s Nursing Center in Leonardtown, MD surrounded by her loving family. She was born July 9, 1930 in Irvington, NJ to the late Henry J. Dolch and Margaret Philburn. Eileen was employed as a Licensed Clinical Counselor for over...
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Frank Dorsey Combs, 80

Frank Dorsey Combs, 80

Frank Dorsey Combs, 80, of Leonardtown, MD passed away on May 7, 2017 at his daughter’s residence in Lexington Park, MD. Born on February 26, 1937 in Leonardtown, MD, he was the son of the late Elizabeth Ireland Dorsey Combs and Francis Joseph Combs. Frank is survived by his children: Katie Ann, Francis Joseph,...
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Sandra Lee (Herbert) Proctor

Sandra Lee (Herbert) Proctor of Brandywine, MD, passed peacefully away on Thursday, April 27, 2017, at the age of 63. She was born on March 14, 1954, in Bryn Mawr, PA, to Alice (Wright) and Norman Lee Herbert. Sandra was the beloved wife of Joel Proctor and the loving mother of Mathew Proctor and...
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Melvin Mitchell Sledd, Sr

Melvin Mitchell Sledd, Sr

Melvin Mitchell Sledd, Sr (also known in his earlier days as tadpole and boogeyman) was born September 15, 1944 in Big Island, VA to the late Clarence and Lauretta Sledd. He slipped away to be with the Lord in Savior at his home, Monday, April 24, 2017. Melvin accepted Christ at a young age,...
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Nicholas “Nick” G. Colevas, 35

Nicholas “Nick” G. Colevas, 35

Nicholas “Nick” G. Colevas, 35, of Owings, Maryland died suddenly on April 25, 2017. He was born September 16, 1981 in Washington, D.C., the son of Glenn A. and Linda C. Colevas. He attended schools in Calvert County Maryland and graduated from Northern High School in 1999. He later attended Towson University as a...
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Gerald Lester MacKenzie, 95

Gerald Lester MacKenzie, 95

Gerald Lester MacKenzie, 95, of LaPlata, MD passed away on May 1, 2017 at the University of MD Charles Regional Medical Center. Born in Pictou, Nova Scotia on April 14, 1922 to the late Kenneth MacKenzie and the late Susan Mackenzie, Gerald is also preceded in death by his brothers, Callan MacKenzie and Kenneth...
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Donald “Donnie” Alton Skinner, Jr., 61

Donald “Donnie” Alton Skinner, Jr., 61

Donald “Donnie” Alton Skinner, Jr., 61, of LaPlata, MD passed away unexpectedly at home on May 2, 2017. Donnie was born in LaPlata, MD on March 21, 1956. He is preceded in death by his mother, Margaret Williams Skinner; and his beloved wife, Brenda Denise Skinner. Donnie leaves behind his father, Donald Alton Skinner,...
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Katherine Ann Jenkins, 55

Katherine Ann Jenkins, 55

Katherine Ann Jenkins, 55, of LaPlata, MD passed away at her home on May 3, 2017. Kathy was born on March 30, 1962 in LaPlata, MD to James Walter Thompson and Mary Ann Thompson. She is preceded in death by her sister, Helen Grinder. Kathy leaves behind her loving spouse, George Robert Jenkins, Jr.;...
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Carl Anthony Amorose, Jr., 89

Carl Anthony Amorose, Jr., 89

Carl Anthony Amorose, Jr., 89, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 3, 2017, at the Hospice House of St. Mary’s in Callaway, MD. He was born on June 26, 1927 in West Newton, PA, the son of the late Carl Anthony Amoroso, Sr. and Lillian Caroline (Passaro) Amoroso. After graduating from West Newton High...
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Mary Ellen Wilmoth, age 81

Mary Ellen Wilmoth, age 81

Mary Ellen Wilmoth, age 81, passed peacefully on May 1, 2017 to be with her Lord and Savior. She was born in New Hamilton, PA to Beryl and Martin Cressman. Mary Ellen was preceded in death by her parents; son-in-law, Leonard Redner, grandson, Joshua Wilmoth and daughter, Amie Redner. Mary Ellen was very active...
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Mary June Zamrok, 88

Mary June Zamrok, 88

Mary June Zamrok, 88 of White Plains, Maryland (Southwinds), died May 8, 2017. Mary was an Administrative Assistant for 27 years with the Prince George’s County Fire Department. She was a member of St. Mary’s Church Bryantown and a long-time resident of Southwinds Retirement Community. She enjoyed playing cards, BINGO, and Pokeno. She was...
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Ellsworth Walter Mills Jr, 75

Ellsworth Walter Mills Jr, 75

Ellsworth Walter Mills Jr. of La Plata, Maryland, died on Sunday, May 07, 2017 at the University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center in La Plata. He was 75 years old. Born on October 31, 1941 in Baltimore, MD, he was the son of Lelia Jeannette Mills and the late Ellsworth W. Mills Sr....
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Ann-Meredith Knott Chadwick

Ann-Meredith Knott Chadwick

Ann-Meredith Knott Chadwick, formerly of Indian Head, Maryland, wife of William Kent Chadwick, passed away due to complications from cancer on May 6, 2017. Born on February 10, 1958 in Washington, DC to Francis Xavier Knott, Jr. and the late Audrey Leigh Meredith Knott, she was the granddaughter of the late Frances Regina (Morgan)...
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