Obituaries

Charlotte L Marcum

Charlotte L Marcum

Charlotte Marcum passed away on Wednesday, August 2, 2017. Family and friends will unite on Wednesday, August 9, 2017 from 11:00 am until time of service 12 noon at Briscoe-Tonic Funeral Home, 2294 Old Washington Rd., Waldorf, MD. Interment private.
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Brian Keith Smith

Brian Keith Smith

Brian Keith Smith, 53 of Lexington Park, MD, passed away on August 1, 2017. Family and friends will unite on Friday, August 11, 2017 for visitation at 10 am until time of service at 11 am at Our Father’s House, 45020 Patuxent Beach Road, California, MD 20619. Interment to follow at Heritage Memorial Cemetery,...
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Gilser Nash

Gilser Nash

On Thursday, July 27, 2017, Gilser Nash passed away. Daughter of the late Floyd and Jane Nash; loving mother of Darnell Nash; grandmother of Kalaya Nash. She is also survived by one sister, Ginger Stedley; four brothers, Jiame Hargrove, Wayne Hargrove, Floyd Nash and Troy Nash. Family and friends will unite on Thursday, August...
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Randolph William Roach

Randolph William Roach

Randolph William Roach, died Saturday, July 29, 2017 at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. Born on September 22, 1954 in Cumberland, MD, Randy was the devoted husband of Judy Roach, caring step-dad to Judy’s two sons and their families, and loving rescuer of numerous mutts. In addition to his surviving wife, are three sisters-in-law, six...
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Robert “Smitty” Contee Smith, Sr. , 69

Robert “Smitty” Contee Smith, Sr. , 69

Robert “Smitty” Contee Smith, Sr. , 69, of King George, VA passed away on July 25, 2017 at Mary Washington Hospital in Fredericksburg, VA. Bobby was born on June 20, 1948 to the late John Smith, Sr. and the late Elizabeth Kidwell Smith of Brandywine, MD. He attended Gwynn Park, Jr./Sr. High School in...
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Lois Elizabeth Garner Simpson, 91

Lois Elizabeth Garner Simpson, 91

Lois Elizabeth Garner Simpson, 91, of La Plata, MD, died on Thursday, July 27, 2017, at Sagepoint Senior Living Services in La Plata, MD. She was born in Naylor, MD, on July 25, 1926, the eldest child of William A. and Elizabeth B. Garner. She grew up in Croom, MD, on the family farm...
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James Earl Hill, Jr., 79

James Earl Hill, Jr., 79

James Earl Hill, Jr., 79 of Mechanicsville, MD passed away on July 28, 2017 at the St. Mary’s Co. Hospice House. James was born on March 1, 1938 in Leonardtown, MD to the late James E. Hill, Sr. and the late Viola E. Hill. He is also predeceased by his son, Joseph Hill; brother,...
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Mary Virginia Roland, 75

Mary Virginia Roland, 75

Mary Virginia Roland, 75 years, of White Plains, MD, died Monday, July 31, 2017, at Southern Maryland Hospital in Clinton, MD. She was born on April 5, 1942 in Thomas, West Virginia to Christine and Anthony Susman. Virginia was a very active member of St. Paul’s Church. She will be fondly remembered by all...
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Albert Benjamin Gryskewicz, Sr., 92

Albert Benjamin Gryskewicz, Sr., 92

Albert Benjamin Gryskewicz, Sr., 92, of Prince Frederick, MD, passed away with his loving family by his side on Wednesday, July 26, 2017. He was born on August 6, 1924 in Plymouth, PA to the late Benjamin John and Helen (Jago) Gryskewicz. Albert, fondly known as “Al,” joined the U.S. Navy just two weeks...
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Ellen Marie Abelende, 79

Ellen Marie Abelende, 79

Ellen Marie Abelende of Dunkirk, MD, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, July 26, 2017, at the age of 79. She was born on December 28, 1937, in Newark, NJ, to Elizabeth(Teare) and Edward Smith. Ellen was a loving mother and grandmother who enjoyed raising her family. She loved playing bingo, music, dancing...
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Mildred C. Peaire, 95

Mildred C. Peaire, 95

Mildred C. Peaire, age 95, of Waldorf, MD, passed away on July 27, 2017, at the Hospice of Charles County, MD. Mildred was born in Damascus, MD on October 16, 1921, the daughter of the late Louis and Carrie Sasser Henley. In 1940, she married Victor W. Peaire. They made their home in Hillside,...
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James Michael Zirakian, 94

James Michael Zirakian, 94 of California, MD passed away on July 30, 2017 in Solomons, MD. He was born in July 10, 1923 in Boston, MA to the late Virginia and Misak Zirakian. James is the beloved husband to Amelia Rose Zirakian.
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Jane Owens Whittington, 90

Jane Owens Whittington, 90, a longtime resident of Dunkirk passed away August 1, 2017 at Asbury Solomons Nursing Center. She was born February 7, 1927 in Prince Frederick to Joseph John and Irene (Bowen) Gibson. Jane was raised in Owings and married C. Raymond Whittington, Sr. in June 1945. She was primarily a homemaker...
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Giovany Antonio “Gio” Queirolo, Jr., 20

Giovany Antonio “Gio” Queirolo, Jr., 20

Giovany Antonio “Gio” Queirolo, Jr., 20, of Lusby, MD passed away on July 31, 2017 at his residence. Born February 5, 1997 in Fairfax, VA, he was the son of Quanda Nichols and Giovany Queirolo, Sr. Gio graduated from Patuxent High School in 2016. He was married to Dominique (DeVille) Queirolo on June 12,...
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Clara Mae Buckmaster, 80

Clara Mae Buckmaster, 80

Clara Mae Buckmaster, 80, of Chesapeake Beach passed away peacefully July 30, 2017 at her home, surrounded by family. She was born February 24, 1937 in North Beach to James Wallace and Sadie Ellen Stallings. Clara Mae attended Calvert High School and was employed as a receptionist with the Calvert County Health Department. She...
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Ruth Gibson Davis, 91

Ruth Gibson Davis, 91

Ruth Gibson Davis, 91, of Silver Spring, MD entered eternal rest on June 29, 2017. Ruth, daughter of the late Floyd Gibson and Mary Ward Gibson of Owings, MD, leaves behind her husband of 71 years, Robert Elbert Davis. She was preceded in death by her sisters, Ann DeVeling and Doris Wood. This loving...
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Ellen P. Blair, 93

Ellen P. Blair, 93

Ellen P. Blair, 93, of Owings passed away July 27, 2017 at Calvert County Nursing Center. She was born August 13, 1923 in Washington, D.C. to William H. and Mildred (Keith) Preston. She was the oldest of seven and she was always responsible for her brothers and sisters, trying to keep them out of...
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Beverly O’Connell, 79

Beverly O’Connell, 79

Beverly O’Connell, who spread her unconditional love across a large family, her husband of 48 years, countless friends in several states and the wildlife that wandered into her yard, died on July 27. She was 79, and had been living in Lusby, Md. Bev was always there for her six children, and she was...
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James William “Robie” Robison

James William “Robie” Robison

James William “Robie” Robison originally from Harrisburg, PA, passed away Wednesday July 26, 2017 at his son’s home in Saint Leonard, MD. He was surrounded by family and friends at the time of his passing. James, known by most as Robie, is survived by his wife of 56 years, Barbara Jean Robison (Shegogue) originally...
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Howard Jamison Brackett, 89

Howard Jamison Brackett, 89, of Solomons, Maryland died on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at Washington Hospital Center. He was born November 26, 1927 in Bradford, Maine. He was the son of the late Arthur P. Brackett and Buena Jamison Brackett. He is survived by his wife, Judy Randall Brackett; his daughters, Ruth Ann Newkirk...
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Barbara Jo McQuown

Barbara Jo McQuown

Barbara Jo McQuown of Fairhaven, MD, passed away peacefully on July 25, 2017 at the age of 81. Barbara was born on August 4, 1935 in Long Beach, CA to the late Nellie and Oscar Collins. As a wife to an enlisted husband in the U.S. Air Force, she eventually landed in Washington, DC...
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Emily Jane Reitz Provenzano, 58

Emily Jane Reitz Provenzano, 58

Emily Jane Reitz Provenzano, age 58 of Indian Head, Maryland, died July 31, 2017 at the Charles County Hospice House in Waldorf, Maryland. Emily was an Administrative Assistant with the National Zoo in Washington, DC and was of the Catholic faith, having been a part of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Bryantown, Maryland. She...
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Leslie Floyd “Butch” “Pop-Pop” Roland, 75

Leslie Floyd “Butch” “Pop-Pop” Roland, 75

Leslie Floyd “Butch” “Pop-Pop” Roland, 75 of Waldorf, Maryland, died July 31, 2017 in White Plains, Maryland. Butch was a Supervisor at D. C. Water and Sewer Authority (Blue Plains, Maryland) for 45 years and retired in 2005. After his retirement, he kept in touch with his co-workers. He was a 1960 graduate of...
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Imogin Lowry Ellis, 89

Imogin Lowry Ellis, 89

Imogin Lowry Ellis, age 89, passed away at her home on July 29th, 2017. Imogin “Jean” was born on April 13th, 1928 in Richmond, VA. She lived in Brook, VA until she moved to Cheltenham, MD at the age of 8. There she first attended the old Cheltenham 2 room school house, then Brandywine...
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Joanne Winifred Lloyd, 82

Joanne Winifred Lloyd, 82

Joanne Winifred Lloyd, 82, of La Plata, Maryland, died on Saturday, July 29, 2017 at Genesis La Plata Center. Born on January 1, 1935 in Washington, DC, she is the daughter of the late Dorothy Bridget Lloyd and Howard Edward Lloyd. Ms Lloyd attended Catholic school in Anacostia. She then served as a bookkeeper...
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