Monthly Archives: October 2017

Maryland State Park Passes for 2018 Now Available

Maryland State Park Passes for 2018 Now Available

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources offers access to outdoor opportunities for everyone, and right now is an ideal time to get passes for entry to public lands for 2018. The Maryland State Park & Trail Passport available now provides park access through Dec. 31, 2018 — meaning extra usage time for the year-long pass if purchased before...
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UPDATE: Police Release Identity of Three Killed in Motor Vehicle Crash in White Plains

UPDATE: Police Release Identity of Three Killed in Motor Vehicle Crash in White Plains

UPDATE 10/21/2017 @ 3:15 p.m.: State Police have identified the victims involved in the early morning triple fatal crash in Charles County. The deceased victims are identified as Luis Daboin, 24, of Hughesville, Sollan Belina, 28, and Joseph Nystrom, 24, both of North Carolina. Police believe the two men from North Carolina were visiting Daboin....
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Tri-County Animal Shelter Announces November Promotions

Tri-County Animal Shelter Announces November Promotions

The Tri-County Animal Shelter is pleased to announce the following November monthly promotions and reminders: Adopt-A-Senior Month (Wednesday, Nov. 1- Thursday, Nov. 30)  During the month of November, adoption fees will be reduced for cats and dogs 5 years and older. The adoption fee is reduced to $90 for senior dogs and $15 for...
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VIDEO: Fire Destroys Pickup Truck in Lexington Park

VIDEO: Fire Destroys Pickup Truck in Lexington Park

On Thursday, October 19, 2017, at approximately 7:15 p.m., police and firefighters responded to Quatman Road, in Lexington Park for the report of a vehicle fire. Emergency personnel arrived on scene to find a pickup truck in the travel portion of the roadway with the engine compartment engulfed in flames. Firefighters worked quickly to...
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Waldorf Man Arrested on Gun Charges After Traffic Stop

Waldorf Man Arrested on Gun Charges After Traffic Stop

On Sunday, October 15, 2017 at approximately 8:00 p.m., hours, Trooper First Class K. Burroughs  from the Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack was patrolling eastbound Route 228 just west of Western Parkway, in Waldorf. TFC Burroughs observed a silver Buick Enclave displaying a Maryland registration traveling eastbound on Route 228 just west of...
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Justine Rae Moschetto-Parrott, 52

Justine Rae Moschetto-Parrott, 52, of Port Republic, Maryland passed away on October 3, 2017 at home. She was born on July 8,1065 in Cheverly, MD to GiGi and Shirley Moschetto. Justine is survived by her daughter, Jessica Moschetto Garner Phelps, grandchildren, Eric and Nick Edwards, her parents, GiGi and Shirley Moschetto, brother Anthony Moschetto...
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Martha Virginia Knott, 73

Martha Virginia Knott, 73

Martha Virginia Knott, 73, died peacefully at her home in St. Leonard, Maryland surrounded by her family and loved ones. She was born September 1, 1944 in Norfolk, VA. She was proceeded in death by her parents, Howard and Alma Walker, and two brothers Sonny Walker and Todd Paxton. She is survived by her...
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Ernest “Lee” Bliss, 73

Ernest “Lee” Bliss, 73

Ernest “Lee” Bliss, 73, of Port Charlotte, FL and Huntingtown, MD, passed away on Wednesday, October 18, 2017, at his home in Huntingtown surrounded by his loving family. Lee was born in Washington, DC, on April 18, 1944, to Alice and Stanley F. Bliss. He was a United States Air Force veteran and...
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Marion S. Kneas, 94

Marion S. Kneas, 94

On Sunday, October 15, 2017, Marion S. Kneas, 94, of Wilmington, NC Beloved wife of the late Lauren Kneas and son Joseph Kneas; Survived by her Daughter Janet and her Husband Hank; Granddaughters Mary, Stephanie and her Husband Patrick, Son David, Grandsons Michael, Daniel and his Wife Joyce and two Great Grandchildren Peyton and...
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Allen August Yurek

Allen August Yurek

My dad passed away yesterday. He was a great guy who lived a fabulous life. He wore many hats in his lifetime: Dedicated Husband, Father, Grandfather, Great Grandfather, WWII Vet, Cold war Veteran, Antarctic engineer and explorer on the 1958 International Geophysical Year expedition, Inventor with several patents, musician, senior level federal employee, active...
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Ross Lee Brandstetter, 76

Ross Lee Brandstetter, 76

Ross Lee Brandstetter of Prince Frederick, MD, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family, on Saturday, October 14, 2017, at the age of 76. He was born in Sullivan, WV, on March 4, 1941, to Covey and Phillip E. Brandstetter. Ross worked for Amtrack as a Parts Department Manager, retiring in 1985. He...
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Biff Ringgold

Biff Ringgold

On Friday, October 13, 2017, the Lord called His beloved son, Biff Ringgold, to be home with Him. Biff was born April 10, 1954 to Mae Carr and Norman Ringgold of Baltimore, Maryland (both preceding him in death). As the last born of 10 children, he was always surrounded by family and love. In...
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Leonard Fabian Hanson, 96

Leonard Fabian Hanson, 96

Leonard Fabian Hanson, 96, of Upper Marlboro passed away October 16, 2017. He was born August 12, 1921 in Custer County, NE to Swedish immigrants John Edwin and Sophia (Nelson) Hanson. Leonard was raised in Wild Horse Valley, NE and graduated from Gothenburg High School in 1941. Following high school, Leonard attended the University...
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Christopher Ryan Gates, 29

Christopher Ryan Gates, 29

Christopher Ryan Gates, 29, of Huntingtown, MD passed away October 12, 2017 at home. He was born November 29, 1987 in Clinton, MD to Raymond Frederick and Deborah Kay (Allenbaugh) Gates. He graduated from Huntingtown High School and Graham Webb Academy of Hair. Christopher was employed as a hair stylist. He had a joy...
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Michael “Mike” John Rabasco, III, 61

Michael “Mike” John Rabasco, III, 61

Michael “Mike” John Rabasco, III, 61, of Indian Head, MD passed away on October 17, 2017 at Ft. Washington Hospital. Mike was born on May 2, 1956 in White Plains, NY to Rose Marie Carrigan and the late Michael John Rabasco, Jr. Mike loved his family especially his wife and grandchildren who were the...
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Adam Daniel McGraw, 31

Adam Daniel McGraw, 31

Adam Daniel McGraw, age 31 of Nanjemoy, Maryland, died October 15, 2017 at his residence. Adam was a steamfitter with the Local 602 Steamfitters Union where he graduated from UA Mechanical Trade School with high marks. He was a member of Old Durham Episcopal Church. He loved hunting, fishing, his Chevy truck, his dogs...
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Cora Viola Norris, 78

Cora Viola Norris, 78

Cora Viola Norris, 78, of Leonardtown, MD died on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born May 10, 1939 in Great Mills, MD, she is the daughter of the late George Clayton Russell and Rose Alice Suite Russell. Cora was born and raised in St. Mary’s...
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Vincent “Vince” Alan Quade, 53

Vincent “Vince” Alan Quade, 53

Vincent “Vince” Alan Quade, 53, of Lexington Park, MD passed away on October 15, 2017 in Baltimore, MD. Born on June 17, 1964 in Leonardtown, MD, he was the son of the late Elizabeth Anne Quade and Benjamin Franklin Quade. Vince was the loving husband of Rebecca (Becky) Ann Quade whom he married in...
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Gale Patricia Bowling, “Mom Mom”, 64

Gale Patricia Bowling, “Mom Mom”, 64

Gale Patricia Bowling, “Mom Mom”, 64, of Hughesville, Maryland passed away on October 17, 2017 in Waldorf, Maryland. Gale was born on October 31, 1952 in Washington, DC to the late Earl R. Johnson and the late Mary Cleaveland Johnson. Gale was a Mortgage Loan Processor prior to her retirement in 2011. She enjoyed...
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Joseph Benjamin Wegand

Joseph Benjamin Wegand

On Sunday, October 15, 2017, Joseph Benjamin Wegand of Charlotte Hall, MD entered the eternal rest of Jesus our Lord. He is survived by his loving wife Victoria Wegand, daughter Joanne Shannon, son-in-law Scott Shannon, and grandchildren Robert (RJ) and Tori Shannon. He is survived by brothers Frederick, David and John and sisters, Patricia...
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Norma Tucker, 75

Norma Tucker, 75

Norma Tucker, 75 of Mechanicsville, MD, passed away at her residence in Mechanicsville, MD on October 14, 2017. Norma was born on January 15, 1942 in Camp Springs, MD to the late Joseph A. Moffett and the late Agnes Louise Thorne. Norma married Thomas Stephen Tucker on July 9, 1960 in Oxon Hill, MD....
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AKC Thomas Lee Cyrus, Sr., USN (Ret.) 79

AKC Thomas Lee Cyrus, Sr., USN (Ret.) 79

AKC Thomas Lee Cyrus, Sr., USN (Ret.) 79, of Mechanicsville, MD passed away on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at Charlotte Hall Veterans Home. He was born in Ray, OH on September 12, 1938 to the late Eldon Ulysses and Ethel (Rader) Cyrus. On July 28, 1961, Thomas married his beloved wife, Kiyoka Cyrus in...
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Johnson Bartholomew Wood, Jr. “Snookums”, 72

Johnson Bartholomew Wood, Jr. “Snookums”, 72

Johnson Bartholomew Wood, Jr. “Snookums”, 72 of Mechanicsville, MD passed away on October 16, 2017 at his home. Born on November 10, 1944 in Leonardtown, MD he was the son of the late Catherine Migonette Russell Wood and Johnson Bartholomew Wood, Sr. Snookum’s was the loving husband of Mary Agnes Wood, whom he married...
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Ida Elizabeth “Bessie” Gray, 97

Ida Elizabeth “Bessie” Gray, 97

Ida Elizabeth “Bessie” Gray, 97, of Chaptico, MD, passed away peacefully on October 17, 2017, at her home surrounded by her loving family. Ida was born October 7, 1920, in Budds Creek, MD, to the late Joseph Dixie Hill and Ida Catherine (Thompson) Hill. Ida attended “the little pink school house” in Budds Creek,...
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Gisela Mayer, 60

Gisela Mayer, 60

Gisela Mayer, 60, of Leonardtown, MD died on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Born May 24, 1957 in Los Angeles, CA, she is the daughter of the late Juan Bautista Mayer and Margarita Ida Siegrist Mayer. Gisela Mayer was a strong, radiant, beautiful and generous woman who...
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