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Mary Elizabeth Aschenbeck, 84, of Leonardtown, Maryland, died on Thursday, February 1, 2001 at St. Mary’s Nursing Center.

Born August 25, 1916 in Beverly, Massachusetts, she was the daughter of the late William W. and Margaret Gallagher Laws.

She was the wife of the late Gaylord Perry "Tex" Aschenbeck whom she married September 20, 1946 in Brownfield, Texas, he preceded her in death March 24, 1997.Also predeceased by two brothers William and John Laws.Mrs. Aschenbeck moved to St. Mary’s County in 1946, she was a Post Mistress at the Park Hall Post Office.

Family and friends will be received today, Wednesday, February 7, 2001 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, MD where a service will be held at 11:00 a.m. with Chaplain Joseph Dobson officiating. Interment will follow in Trinity Episcopal Church Cemetery, St. Mary’s City, MD.

Regina Barbara Heinze, 47, of Lexington Park, Maryland, died on January 24, 2001 at Washington Hospital Center.

Born on February 10, 1953 in Berlin, Germany she was the daughter of the late Karl Friedrich Willi and Irma Anna Marie Schidzick Heinze. Ms. Heinze moved to St. Mary’s County from Georgia in 1976. She was a waitress at Rosies Restaurant. She enjoyed sewing and decorating.

Ms. Heinze is survived by 4 brothers, Horst, Detlef, Artur and Wolfgang Schidzick all of Germany and dear friends Tanya Rosado, of Lexington Park, MD, Michael Irvine, of Radford, VA, Rose and Tex Turner of Lexington Park, MD and co-workers form Rosies.

Services were private. Arrangements were by Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, MD.

Robert Harold Blaney, 76, of Lusby, Maryland, died on Friday, February 2, 2001 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Leonardtown, MD.

Born January 31, 1925 in Kankakee, Illinois the son of the late Edward Edes and Mary Helen Bolerjack Blaney.

His wife Jean Elaine Hand Blaney of Lusby, Maryland whom he married on November 15, 1945 in Juliet, Illinois, also survived by one daughter Janetta Dobson of Lusby, Maryland and two grandchildren, survives Mr. Blaney. He was predeceased by a sister Eileen Pistilli.

Mr. Blaney moved to Calvert County 7 years ago he was an Electrical Engineer for Maritime Dynamics, he was a trustee of SAYSF Bible Church in Lexington Park

Family and friends will be received on Sunday, February 4, 2001 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, MD A Funeral Service will be held on Monday, February 5, 2001 at 12:00 p.m. in The SAYSF Bible Church 16544 Rue Purchase Road, Lexington Park, MD with Pastor Rodney Spade officiating. Interment will follow in Charles Memorial Gardens, Leonardtown, MD.

Richard Travis Likes, 64 of Lexington Park, Maryland, died on Thursday, February 1, 2001 at his residence.

Born on September 21, 1936 in Douglas, Arizona, he was the son of the late Harry Phil Likes, Jr. and Fern Anne Sanders Likes Walker of San Jose, California. Mr. Likes moved from Misawa Japan Air Force Base and has lived in this area for two years. He retired from the U.S. Air Force in 1980 after serving for twenty-seven years.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Lourdes Catap Likes, whom he married on December 24, 1986 in Angeles City, Philippines. Three sons, Richard Cody Likes of Dudley, Massachusetts, Daniel Ward Likes of Loveland, Colorado, Travis Edwin Likes of Raleigh, North Carolina, a daughter, Brandy Dawn Likes of Beaverton, Oregon, two sisters, Dee Bowington of El Paso, Texas, Phyllis Ann Williams of San Jose, California, and three grandchildren.

A Memorial Mass will be conducted on Sunday, February 4, 2001 at 1:00 p.m. at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 22375 Three Notch Road, Lexington Park, Maryland 20653. Reverend Thomas Gude will be the celebrant. Interment will be private.

Arrangements provided by BRINSFIELD FUNERAL HOME, P.A., 22955 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown, Maryland 20650.

Brooklyn Marie Cusic, twin infant of James Kenneth and Kelly Marie Couch Cusic of Mechanicsville, died on Sunday, January 28, 2001 at Civista Medical Center in LaPlata, Maryland.

In addition to her parents, she is also survived by twin sister, Destiny Marie Cusic and older sister, Angelica Marie Cusic, both of Mechanicsville, Maryland, maternal grandparents, Janice and Jerry Couch of Washington, DC, paternal grandparents, Mary Catherine and Charles Cusic, also of Mechanicsville.

A Graveside will be conducted today, Wednesday, January 31, 2001 at 2:00 p.m. at Charles Memorial Gardens, Leonardtown, Maryland.

Arrangements provided by BRINSFIELD FUNERAL HOME, P.A., 22955 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown, Maryland 20650.

Lucie Ann Dunbar Abell, 88, of Mechanicsville, Maryland, died on Sunday, January 28, 2001 at her residence.

Born December 20, 1912 in Dameron, Maryland she was the daughter of the late Paul Waldron and Lucy May Beale Dunbar.

She is survived by J. Frank Abell of Mechanicsville, MD, four daughters, Lois Ann Abell Fowler of Hughesville, MD, Diane Dunbar Abell Delahay, of Leonardtown, MD, Sara Ann Abell Brown of Roseville, CA and Faye Cecilia Abell Reid of Waldorf, MD., one sister Marion May Dunbar Sterling of Compton, MD, 12 grandchildren , 13 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by one sister, Mary Edna Dunbar and two brothers Alexander Beale Dunbar and Paul Waldron Dunbar, Jr.

Mrs. Abell was a life long resident of St. Mary’s County. She lived in Mechanicsville for 60 years moving from the 1st District and was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, St. Mary’s Garden Club, Antique Arts Association, St. Mary’s County Retarded Association and the Catholic Daughters.

Family and friends will be received on Wednesday, January 31, 2001 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A. in Leonardtown, MD, with prayers recited at 8:00 p.m.. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, February 1, 2001 at 10:00 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Mechanicsville with Msgr. Paul Gozaloff as the celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Aloysius Catholic Church Cemetery, Leonardtown, MD. Memorial contributions may be made to the Mechanicsville Volunteer Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 15, Mechanicsville, MD 20659 and/or Mechanicsville Fire Department, P.O. Box 37, Mechanicsville, MD 20659.

Grace Lola MacEwen Hawes, 87, of Leonardtown, Maryland, died on Sunday, January 28, 2001 at St. Mary’s Hospital, in Leonardtown, Maryland.

Born January 21, 2001 in Glyndon, Maryland, she was the daughter of the late Walter Dyer and Grace Mildred Eppley MacEwen.

Mrs. Hawes was the wife of William E. Hawes of Leonardtown, MD, whom she married August 18, 1935 in Bethesda, MD, beloved mother of Celia Hawes Taylor of Leonardtown, MD. Marc Hawes of Helen, MD. survived by one brother Walter D. MacEwen of Owings Mills, MD she was preceded in death by a daughter Patrice Hawes Walton two sisters, Roma Cate, Helen Custer and one brother, Lloyd MacEwen, also survived by eleven grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Hawes moved to St. Mary’s County 33 years ago from Landover, MD, formerly employed with the Department of the Treasury as an Assistant Secretary and Peoples Drug Stores. She was active in volunteer and civic associations throughout her life. Mrs. Hawes had a life long love of art, she volunteered at P.G. Hospital teaching patients art she also volunteered for the Boy Scouts, she enjoyed art teaching, dancing, music and gardening, treasured by all who knew her.

Family and friends will be received Wednesday, January 31, 2001 from 9:30 am to 11:30 am at the Brinsfield Funeral Home, Leonardtown, MD with a Funeral Service Held at 11:30 AM in the Funeral Home Chapel. The Reverend Samuel C. Walker, Sr. of Christ Episcopal Church will officiate. Interment will be private. In Lieu of flowers expressions of sympathy may be made to Christ Episcopal Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 8, Chaptico, MD 20621.

James Ernest Wathen, Sr., 92, of Ridge, MD died on February 5, 2001 in St. Mary’s Nursing Center.

Born January 15, 1909 in Chaptico, MD he was the son of the late William Ernest and Rose Etta Pilkerton Wathen. He was the loving husband of the late Mary Helen Gray Wathen.

Friends may call in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, P.A., 41590 Fenwick Street, Leonardtown, Maryland on Thursday, February 8, 2001 from 5:00 to 8:00 PM with prayers being said at 7:00 PM. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, February 9, 2001 at 9:00 AM in St. Aloysius Catholic Church with Rev. Damian Shadwell, celebrating. Interment will follow in Charles Memorial Gardens. Contributions may be made to the Ridge Vol. Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 456, Ridge, Maryland 20680.

Louis Edward Comeau, Sr., 68, of Bryans Road, MD died on February 4, 2001 at his home.

Born April 14, 1932 in Flushing, NY he was the son of the late Louis Leo and Ema Doucette Comeau. He was the loving husband of Laura Ann VanWart Comeau.

Friends may call in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, P.A., 41590 Fenwick Street, Leonardtown, Maryland on Wednesday, February 7, 2001 from 5:00 to 8:00 PM with prayers being said at 7:00 PM. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday, February 8, 2001 at 10:00 AM in Immaculate Conception Church with Rev. Francis Early, celebrating. Interment will follow in Charles Memorial Gardens.

Charles Vernon "Grayhound" Gray, 63, of Mechanicsville, MD died on February 3, 2001 in Washington Adventist Hospital.

Born September 11, 1937 in Leonardtown, MD he was the son of the late Luke Manning and Bertha Brown Gray. He was the devoted father of Charlene Cusic of Hollywood, MD.

Friends may call in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, P.A., 41590 Fenwick Street, Leonardtown, Maryland on Tuesday, February 6, 2001 from 5:00 to 8:00 PM with prayers being said at 7:00 PM. Graveside services will be held on Wednesday, February 7, 2001 at 10:00 AM in Charles Memorial Gardens with Msgr. Martin Harris, officiating. Contributions may be made to the Hollywood Vol. Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 79, Hollywood, MD 20636, Hollywood Vol. Fire Department, P.O. Box 7, Hollywood, MD 20636 and/or St. John’s Catholic Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 69, Hollywood, MD 20636.

Joseph Eugene Johnson, 49, of Hollywood, MD died on February 3, 2001 in St. Mary’s Hospital.

Born December 9, 1951 in Washington, DC he was the son of Betty A. Johnson of Hollywood, MD and the late Ronald L. Johnson. He was the brother of Linda Gardiner of Great Mills, MD, Jamie Johnson of Hollywood, MD, and Cheryl Mercado of North Carolina. He was the nephew of Clara and Bob Murphy of California, Audry and Paul Patterson of Virginia and Bev Lubin of Hollywood, MD. He is also survived by five nephews, one niece, two great nephews and two great nieces. Mr. Johnson moved to St. Mary’s County in 1969 from Prince George County. He was a custodian at the Pax River Medical Clinic for 27 ½ years.

Friends may call in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, P.A., 41590 Fenwick Street, Leonardtown, Maryland on Monday, February 5, 2001 from 5:00 to 8:00 PM. Services will be held on Tuesday, February 6, 2001 at 10:00 AM in the Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor James Wickham, officiating. Interment will follow in Charles Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers for Mr. Johnson will be Lee Gardiner, David Gardiner, Steve Patterson, Mike Patterson, Don Lubin and Neal Murray. Contributions may be made to the Hollywood Vol. Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 79, Hollywood, MD 20636.

Dorothy Mae Rusaw, 77, of Mechanicsville, MD died on January 30, 2001 in St. Mary’s Hospital.

Born November 19, 1923, she was the daughter of John William Hall and Gladys Mae Cheseldine. She was the loving wife of Mearland Joseph Rusaw, Sr.

Friends may call in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, P.A., 41590 Fenwick Street, Leonardtown, Maryland 20650 on Thursday, February 1, 2001 from 5:00 to 8:00 PM with prayers being said at 7:20 PM. Services will be held Friday, February 2, 2001 at 11:00 AM in the Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Neal Ward, officiating. Interment will follow in Charles Memorial Gardens.

Dorothy S. "Dot" Sminkey, 67, of Leonardtown, MD formerly of Somerdale, NJ died on January 29, 2001 in St. Mary’s Hospital.

Mrs. Sminkey was born on May 6, 1933 in Atco, NJ. She was the loving wife of Robert Loys Sminkey whom she married on November 18, 1950 in Laurel Springs, NJ. She was the devoted mother of Robert L. Sminkey of Summerville, SC and Sue Drew of Beverly, MA. She was the sister of Donna Shannon of Erial, NJ, Charles Goodman of Orlando, FL, John Goodman, Joseph Goodman both of Little Rock, AR, James Goodman of Depford, NJ and Mary Hunger of Blenheim, NJ. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Jonathan and Kimberly Drew. Mrs. Sminkey moved to St. Mary’s County in 1990. She was a homemaker and a genealogist. Mrs. Sminkey was a member of D.A.R., St. Mary’s County Genealogical Society, and a Librarian at LDS Library, California, MD in Genealogy.

Friends may call in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, P.A., 41590 Fenwick Street, Leonardtown, MD today, Friday, February 2, 2001from 5:00 – 8:00 PM. Services will be held on Thursday, February 8, 2001 at 9:00 AM in Fort Myers Chapel, Arlington, VA. Interment will follow in Arlington National Cemetery.

Margaret Susan Eisgrau of Newport News, VA formerly of Lexington Park, MD died on January 28, 2001 in the Mary Immaculate Hospital in Newport News, VA.

Born August 11, 1916 in Rhode Island, she was the daughter of the late Timothy O’Hearn and Alice Cullen O’Hearn. She was the loving wife of 48 years, to the late Alexander Eisgrau. She was the devoted mother of Ellen Raffetto and her husband Thomas Raffetto, of Yorktown, VA. She was the sister of the late James J. O’Hearn. She is also survived by her grandson John Raffetto and wife Stephanie Raffetto of Arlington, VA and grandson Peter Raffetto of Portsmouth, VA. She was preceded in death by her granddaughter Susan C. Raffetto. Mrs. Eisgrau moved to Lexington Park, MD in 1949 where she lived until 1996. She served for many years as a clerk of the Civil Court in St. Mary’s County. Throughout her life she was active in local schools and the parish of Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, where she volunteered with Catholic Daughters of America and Ladies of Charity. She was an active member of the Lion’s Club, and was recognized by the Southern Maryland Tri-County Community Action Committee for her 20-year commitment to serving the poor and elderly through the Life Support program.

Friends may call in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, 41590 Fenwick Street, Leonardtown, MD on Tuesday, January 30, 2001 from 5:00 – 8:00 with prayers being said at 7:00 PM. Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Wednesday, January 31, 2001 at 10:00 AM in Immaculate Heart of Mary Church. Interment will follow in the Church Cemetery.

Thomas Patrick "Tom" Hormuth, LCDR, USN (ret) 61, of Mechanicsville, MD, died on Wednesday, January 24, 2001 at St. Mary’s Hospital, Leonardtown, MD.

Born on April 22, 1939 in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of the late Elmer Patrick and Klare Kress Hormuth. Mr. Hormuth served in the United States Navy from 1968 until 1987. He received the Navy Commendation Medal, Navy Achievement Medal, Navy Unit Commendation Medal, Meritorious Unit Commendation, Navy Expeditionary Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, Navy "E:, Good Conduct, Vietnam Campaign and Vietnam Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal and Vietnam Valorious Unit Citation. He joined Jorge Scientific Corporation in April 1996 as a Senior Logistics Manager providing logistics support to the Sparrow Air-to-Air Missile program at the Naval Air Systems Command on Patuxent River Naval Air Station.

He is survived by his wife, Sandra Louise Henninger Hormuth, whom he married on January 8, 1966, two sons; Brian Patrick Hormuth and Marc Patrick Hormuth of Virginia Beach, VA, a daughter-in-law, Kelley Hormuth of Virginia Beach, VA, two grandchildren; Aaron Patrick Hormuth and Brittney Elise Hormuth, one sister, Tracey Hormuth of Fredericksburg, VA and two brothers; Jay Hormuth of Chino Hills, CA and Roy Hormuth of Arlington, VA.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Saturday, January 27, 2001 at 11:00 a.m. at Our Lady of The Wayside Catholic Church in Chaptico, MD. The Reverend John P. Stack was the celebrant. Interment will be on Tuesday, February 6, 2001 in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA at 1:00 p.m.

Memorial contributions May be made to the American Heart Association, St. Mary’s County Unit, P.O. Box 1508, Solomons, MD 20688.

Donald Harry Leonard, 86, of Leonardtown, Maryland, died on Wednesday, January 24, 2001 at St. Mary’s Nursing Center.

Born November 22, 1914 in Johnson City, Tennessee he was the son of the late W.A. and Margaret Lewis Leonard. Mr. Leonard was one of 21 children. He moved to St. Mary’s County in 1991 from Florida, and was an Insurance Salesman.

Mr. Leonard is survived by a son Robert Glenn Leonard of White Plains, Maryland, a daughter Patricia Martineau of Kingsport, Tennessee, 6 Grandchildren and 8 Great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son Don Rae Leonard and a granddaughter Kimberly Jean Leonard.

Services and interment will be private. Arrangements provided by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, 22955 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown, MD.

Dorothy Louise Sullivan 89, of Abell, Maryland, died on Saturday, January 20, 2001 at her residence.

Born June 24, 1911 in Washington, DC, she was the daughter of the late William Ford and Ella I. Bowles Nelson. Mrs. Sullivan moved to St. Mary’s county 23 years ago from Clinton, Maryland, she was a homemaker. In May 1979 she was preceded in death by her husband Joseph Francis Sullivan, Jr.

Mrs. Sullivan is survived by her son David J. Sullivan of Wichita, Kansas, by two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, she was preceded in death by a brother Thomas Leroy Nelson and a sister Geneve Baker.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Tuesday, January 23, 2001 at 11:00 a.m. in Holy Angel’s Catholic Church, Avenue, MD. Interment followed in Queen of Peace Catholic Cemetery, Helen, MD.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Seventh District Volunteer Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 7, Avenue, MD 20609 and/or Hospice of St. Mary’s, Inc., P.O. Box 625, Leonardtown, MD 20650. Arrangements were provided by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, MD.

Mattingly, Elizabeth Owens on Sunday, January 21, 2001, died peacefully at home in Abell, Maryland.

Beloved wife of James W. Mattingly, Founder of Mattingly’s Finer Foods in Leonardtown, MD, mother of Colonel James Donald Mattingly USMC (Ret.) of San Clemente, CA; Michael Wayne Mattingly of California, MD and Mary Elizabeth Rudman of Leonardtown, MD. Also survived by four grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Youngest of 12 children, she was predeceased by brothers, James, Willie, John, Raymond, Benjamin, Larry and Joseph Owens, and sisters, Lillie Ritter, Annie Woodburn, infant Daisy and Essie May Gibson.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Wednesday, January 24, 2001 in Holy Angel’s Catholic Church. Interment followed at St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery, Morganza, MD.

In Lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Father Pohlmann Educational Fund, 21340 Colton Point Road, Avenue, MD 20609.

Arrangements provided by BRINSFIELD FUNERAL HOME.

Delinda Maria Clarke, 42, of St. Mary’s City, Maryland, died on January 14, 2001 at her residence.

Born on January 14, 1959 in Laurel, Maryland, she was daughter of Jerry Carson of Georgetown, Texas and the late Eileen Perucznik Carson. Mrs. Clarke has been a resident of St. Mary’s County for twenty years. She attended the University of Maryland and the Culinary Institute of America. She was a Pastry Chef for the Brome-Howard Inn in St. Mary’s City. She also was a member of St. Mary’s Yacht club.

In addition to her father, Mrs. Clarke is also survived by her stepmother, Mae B. Carson of Georgetown, Texas, two sisters, Sharron Brassi of Bethesda, Maryland, Denise Carson Buckley of Accokeek, MD, two brothers, Frank Carson, of Accokeek, Maryland, and Cris Carson of Prince Frederick, Maryland.

A Memorial Service were conducted on Saturday, January 20, 2001 at Cornerstone Presbyterian Church, Town Creek Drive, Lexington Park, Maryland 20653. Interment will be private.

Memorial contributions may be made to Cornerstone Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 783, Lexington Park, MD 20653 or Maryland Lupus Foundation, 7400 York Road, Third Floor, Baltimore, Maryland 21204.

Arrangements provided by BRINSFIELD FUNERAL HOME, P.A., 22955 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown, Maryland 20650.

Dr. Woodrow Claiborne Henderson, of Leonardtown, MD, formerly of Richmond, VA,

Died on Friday, January 12, 2001 in St. Mary’s Nursing Center, Leonardtown, MD.

He is survived by one son, Woodrow Claiborne Henderson, Jr. of Arlington, VA,; two daughters Anne Henderson Marum of Lexington Park, MD and Catherine Henderson Stein of Silver Spring, MD; two sisters, Vernesa Henderson Mills and Kathryn Henderson Dewberry, both of South Boston, VA.; two nephews, Edwin Dean Henderson of Richmond, VA and Herbert G. Mills, Jr. of Greensboro, NC.; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. The family received friends on Sunday, January 14, 2001 at the Bennett Funeral Home, Richmond, VA, A Memorial Service was held on Monday, January 15, 2001 at River Road Baptist Church in Richmond, VA. Memorial contributions may be made to the Health Share of St. Mary’s County, P.O. Box 1208, Leonardtown, MD 20650 and/or Christmas in April of St. Mary’s County, P.O. Box 705, Hollywood, MD 20636

Joseph Mulry Thompson, Jr., 78 of Piney Point, Maryland, died on Thursday, January 11, 2001 at his residence.

Born on July 10, 1922 in Washington, DC, he was the son of Mulry J. Thompson of Piney Point, MD, and the late Ethel Mae Hern Thompson. Mr. Thompson moved from Arlington, Virginia to St. Mary’s County 23 years ago. He was an electrician and enjoyed the outdoors, fishing, crabbing, gardening and cooking.

Mr. Thompson is survived by his wife Margaret Evelyn Knezovich Thompson whom he married on August 11, 1944 in Washington, DC. , one son, Joseph M. Thompson, III of Piney Point, MD, three daughters, Jane Ann Nau of Leonardtown, MD, Carolyn Cullison of Piney Point, MD and Mary Lou Burke of Arlington, VA, a brother Donald Thompson of Ashburm VA, sister Mildred Beery of Lake Ridge, VA, thirteen grandchildren and six great grandchildren. In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by a brother, Richard Thompson.

Family and friends will be received on Sunday, January 14, 2001 from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Brinsfield Funeral Home , P.A., Leonardtown, MD, where prayers will be recited at 6:00 p.m. A funeral Service will be held on Monday, January 15, 2001 at 11:00 a.m. in the Brinsfield Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow in St. George’s Catholic Church Cemetery in Valley Lee, MD.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of St. Mary’s, P.O. Box 625, Leonardtown, MD 20650.

Dr. Philip Kannarkat Verghese, 30, of Leonardtown, Maryland, died on Thursday, January, 11, 2001 at his residence.

Born September 15, 1970 in Washington, DC, he was the son of Dr. Kannarkat P. Verghese and Dr. Annie P. Verghese of Leonardtown, Maryland. Dr. Verghese was a graduate of Eastern Virginia Medical School and a Post Graduate in Dermatology, at Howard University in Washington, DC. He moved to the St. Mary’s County area in July 1977, and resided until to June 1988 and then returned again in September 2000.

Dr. Verghese is survived by his siblings David Verghese, JoJo Verghese and Nina Verghese.

Family and friends will be received on Saturday, January 13, 2001from 3 to 6 p.m. in the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A. 22955 Hollywood Rd., Leonardtown, MD. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Sunday, January 14, 2001 at 2:30 p.m. in St. Aloysius Catholic Church, Leonardtown, MD, with Reverend Rory Conley as the celebrant. Interment will follow in Charles Memorial Gardens. Memorial Contributions may be made to The Divine Mercy Healing Center, 97 Greenbrook Road, New Jersey, 08812, Make Checks Payable to: DMHC

Sheldon George Russell "Captain Shell", 83 of Piney Point, MD, died on Thursday, January 11, 2001 at Washington Adventist Hospital in Takoma Park, MD.

Born on February 2, 1917 in Tall Timbers, MD, he was the son of the late George W. Russell and Sarah Shorter Russell. Mr. Russell served in the U.S. Army during World War II. After being honorably discharged he went to work for the public works department at the Patuxent River Naval Air Station for a short while. Mr. Russell was a boat captain for over 50 years, he fished, crabbed, clammed and oystered the Potomac River and the Chesapeake Bay. He also worked for Stewart Petroleum County in Piney Point. He was a lifetime member of St. George’s Episcopal Church.

Mr. Russell is survived by his wife, Winifred C. Abell Russell of Tall Timbers, MD, three daughters, S. Eleanor Strickland of Great Mills, MD, Shirley W. Dorrel of Brooms Island, MD, Patricia A. Morris of St. Inigoes, MD, two sons, Sheldon C. and Walter T. Russell, both of Tall Timbers, MD, nine grandchildren, Ricky E. Dorrell Sr., Sherr L. Dorrell, John B. Morris, III, Jason R. Morris, Shawn Adkins, Joyce E. Strickland, Donald S. Strickland, Michael S. Russell, and Brian T. Russell, seven great-grandchildren, Lauren Dorrell, Merry Dorrell, Rick E. Dorrell, Jr., Josh Dorrell, Bradley A. Tippett, Alison M. Morris, and Joshua Adkins, a sister, Sarah Gohl. He was predeceased by four sisters, Zella White, Bernice Tippett, Shirley Munetz and Jean Kazen and two brothers, Houston Russell and Edward Russell.

Family and friends will be received on Sunday, January 14, 2001 from 2 - 5 p.m. at The Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., 22955 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown, MD 20650 where prayers will be recited at 3:00 p.m. A Funeral Service will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, January 15, 2001 at St. George’s Episcopal Church, 19167 Poplar Hill Lane, Valley Lee, MD 20692. The Reverend Harold Harper will be officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

Serving as Pallbearers will be his grandsons, Ricky E. Dorrell, John B. Morris, III, Jason R. Morris, Donald S. Strickland, Michael S. Russell, and Brian T. Russell.

Memorial contributions may be made to the 2nd District Valley Lee Volunteer Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 1, Valley Lee, MD 20692.

Arrangements provided by BRINSFIELD FUNERAL HOME, P.A., Leonardtown, MD.

Marian Alma Hutman, 74, of Mechanicsville, Maryland, died on Sunday, January 7, 2001 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Leonardtown, Maryland.

Born on January 20, 1926 in Washington, DC, she was the daughter of the late John E. and Marian Mann Niess. Mrs. Hutman was a Homemaker. She moved from Forestville, Maryland and has lived in this area for five years. She liked flowers and gardening.

Mrs. Hutman is survived by husband; Michael T. Hutman, Jr. of Mechanicsville, Maryland, whom she married on May 1, 1944 in Washington, DC. She is also survived by a daughter; Janet M. Koerber of Mechanicsville, Maryland, two sons; Michael T. Hutman of Germantown, Maryland and Albert T. Edwards of Lexington Park, Maryland, two sisters; Kathryn Andrews of Mechanicsville, Maryland and Helen Brown of Lexington Park, Maryland, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Family and friends will be received on Monday, January 15, 2001 from 6 - 9 p.m. at The Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., 22955 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown, Maryland 20650. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, January 16, 2001 at 11:00 a.m. at Our Lady of the Wayside, 37575 Chaptico Road, Chaptico, MD 20621. The Reverend John P. Stack will be the celebrant. A Graveside Service will be held on Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. at Maryland Veterans Cemetery, Cheltenham, MD.

Arrangements provided by BRINSFIELD FUNERAL HOME, P.A., Leonardtown, Maryland.

Delores May VanSteenburg, 68, of Great Mills, died on Monday, January 8, 2001 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Leonardtown, Maryland.

Born March 12, 1932 in Detroit, Michigan, mother of five children and ten grandchildren. She was loved and respected by all who knew her. She drove a school bus for twenty years at the Gladwin Michigan Public Schools while married to her first husband, Raymond Brown. She was a teacher aide and school bus driver for Queens Creek Arizona School system for eight years until forced into retirement by heart problems. She was an active member of Metropolitan Community Church of the Chesapeake. She loved to sew and quilt and was a member of Quilters By the Bay, the Pax River Quilters Guild and the Thursday Senior’s Sewing Club.

Surviving family in the order of birth are as follows: Nancy and her husband, Raymond Robinson, their children Sarah, Alex, Jacob, Kevan and Lucas of PawPaw, Michigan; Gerald Brown and his wife, Anne, their two children Josephine and GeorgeAnne from Leavenworth, Kansas; Cindy and Linda, Charlie and his wife, Bertha, their two children Christopher and Heather from Brunswick, Maine; and Terry and Jewell and his son, Derrick from Chandler, Arizona. She is also survived by her sister, Joan Pratt of Detroit, Michigan and nephews, Jimmy, Johnny and Randy.

Family and friends will be received on Thursday, January 11, 2001 from 4 - 8 p.m. in The Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., 22955 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown, Maryland 20650. A Memorial Service will be conducted on Friday, January 12, 2001 by the MCC of the Chesapeake at Oakland United Methodist Church, 5300 Chalk Point Road, West River, Maryland at 1:00 p.m. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, family asks that contributions be made to the Building Fund of MCC of the Chesapeake, P.O. Box 495, Shady Side, Maryland 20764.

Arrangements provided by BRINSFIELD FUNERAL HOME, P.A., Leonardtown, Maryland.

Calvin Herbert Dean, 78 of Mechanicsville, Maryland died, Sunday, January 7, 2001 at his residence. Born in Laurel Grove, Maryland on March 27, 1922 son of the late Luther Franklin Dean, Sr. and Lillian Grace Jones Dean.

He was the husband of Dorothy Virginia Weddle Dean, he is survived by one daughter Judy Dean Wood of Hollywood, Maryland a son Raynor Calvin Dean of Dunkirk, Maryland a brother Luther Franklin Dean, Jr, of Hollywood, Maryland, two grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren also survive him.

Mr. Dean served in the United States Army from February 1943 to November 1945 during this time he received the ATO Medal, EAMETO Medal, Good Conduct and World War II Victory Medal, he went to work for the Public Works Department as a Maintenance Scheduler at the Patuxent Naval Air Station. Mr. Dean was a life long resident of St. Mary’s County, he attended Mt. Zion United Methodist Church all his life, he was a member of the Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite 32nd Degree and United Methodist Men, NARFE.

Family and friends will be received on Thursday, January 11, 2001 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. in the Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home, P.A., 30195 Three Notch Rd., Charlotte Hall, MD

Robert Andrew Mowrer, 37, Piney Point, Maryland, died on Wednesday, January 3, 2001 at his residence.

Born on March 28, 1963 in San Diego, California, he was the son of David Earl Mowrer, Sr. and Nancy Lorraine Groff Mowrer of Jacksonville, Florida. Mr. Mowrer moved to this area in 1967.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by a daughter; Amanda Renee Mowrer of Nicoma Park, Oklahoma, two brothers; David E. Mowrer, Jr., of St. Inigoes, Maryland And James K. Mowrer of Lexington Park, Maryland, and paternal grandfather; Earl A. Mowrer of Mountville, Pennsylvania.

Family and friends were received on Monday, January 8, 2001 from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. in the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., 22955 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown, Maryland where a Funeral Service was conducted at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend Joseph L. Hoopengardner officiating. Interment was private.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 3120 Timanus Lane, Suite #106, Baltimore, MD 21212 and /or American Kidney Foundation 6110 Executive Blvd., Rockville, MD 20852.

Arrangements provided by Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, Maryland.

Janet Ruth Funk, 79, of California, Maryland, died on Wednesday, January 3, 2001 at Bayside Nursing Center, Lexington Park, Maryland.

Born February 13, 1921 in Sugar Grove, West Virginia, she was the daughter of the late Claude and Linnie May Simmons Eckard. Ms. Funk moved from Florida and has lived in this area since 1990. She worked in Shenandoah Hospital in Woodstock, Virginia for eight years in Food Service and also was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary in Strasburg, Virginia. Her favorite flower was a yellow rose.

Ms. Funk is survived by a daughter; Shirley Ann Mason of Winchester, Virginia, a son; Donald Byers of California, Maryland, a sister; Dorothy Arrowood of Sebring, Florida, a brother; Raymond Eckard of LeBelle, Florida, eight grandchildren, and fifteen great grandchildren. She is predeceased by a daughter; Kay Francis Miller and a brother; Richard Eckard.

Family and friends will be received on Saturday, January 6, 2001 from 3 - 6 p.m. at The Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., 22955 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown, Maryland 20650. There will also be visitation for family and friends on Sunday, January 7, 2001 from 1 - 2 p.m. at Stover Funeral Home, Strasburg, Virginia where a Funeral Service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Interment will be following at Panorama Memorial Garden, Front Royal, Virginia.

Serving as Pallbearers will be G. Scott Mason, Michael Todd Mason, Sr., Christopher Lee Mason, Delbert D. Byers, Michael L. Byers, and Robert L. Byers.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Alzheimer’s Association, 7910 Woodmont Avenue, Suite 1100, Bethesda, Maryland 20814.

Arrangements provided by BRINSFIELD FUNERAL HOME, P.A., Leonardtown, Maryland.

Gail Irvine Wood, 62, of California, MD died Saturday, December 30, 2000 at her home in Wildewood.

Born on September 17, 1938 in Neptune, NJ, she is the daughter of Ethelyn Virginia Irvine of Freehold, NJ and the late Kenneth C. Irvine. Ms. Wood attended Freehold High School and went on to Arizona State University at Tempe, AZ, where she earned a degree in education. During her 26 year teaching career, she educated 4th and 5th graders in Oakville, Greenview Knolls and Lexington Park Elementary School. She enjoyed traveling, stamping up and other crafts. She also enjoyed showing her Australian Cattle Dog, Torri, throughout the East Coast. Ms. Wood was a member of the Australian Cattle Dog Club of America and Therapy Dogs International. She was also a member of the Reformed Church of Freehold, Freehold, NJ.

She is survived by her mother, Virginia Irvine of Freehold, NJ, one son, Randall Jay Wood, of California, MD, one sister, Karen I. Campbell, of Howell, NJ, a granddaughter, Jessica Lyn wood, of California, MD and two nephews, Ian and Keith Campbell, of Howell, NJ.. Friends may call on Thursday, January 4, 2001 from 5-8 p.m. at the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A. 22955 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown, MD. Funeral services will be held on Friday, January 5, 2001 at 10:00 a.m. at Patuxent Presbyterian Church, 23421 Kingston Creek Road, California, MD. Interment will follow at Charles Memorial Gardens, Leonardtown, MD.

Pallbearers for Ms. Wood will be Pat Donovan, Jerry Olmstead, Russell Campbell, Ian Campbell, Bayly Smith and Bill Miedzinski.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Hollywood Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 79, Hollywood, MD 20636 and/or The Bay District Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 1440, California, MD 20619.

Janet Marie Smith, 39, of Leonardtown, MD died on January 11, 2001 in Georgetown University Hospital.

Born July 2, 1961 in Patuxent River, MD she was the daughter of Clinton W. Smith and the late Mary Louise Lacey Smith.

Friends may call in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, PA, 41590 Fenwick Street, Leonardtown, MD on Sunday, January 14, 2001 from 2:00 - 5:00 PM with prayers being said at 3:00 PM. Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Monday, January 15, 2001 at 10:00 AM in St. John’s Catholic Church. Interment will be private.

Andrew Paul Toth, 86, of Piney Point, MD died on January 11, 2001 at his home.

Born November 6, 1914 in Pottstown, PA., he was the son of the late Andrew Toth and Barbara Undo Toth. He was the brother of Helen Wasko of Pottstown, PA., and the uncle of Frank Toth of Piney Point, MD. Mr. Toth was a cook and bartender, an avid fisherman, and enjoyed playing cards with his friends.

Visitation for Mr. Toth will he held on Sunday, January 14, 2001between the hours of 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home.

Marie Marion Jameson, 77 of California, MD died on January 4, 2001 in St. Mary’s Hospital.

Born January 31, 1923 in Pouch Cove, Finland she was the daughter of the late Stanley and Theresa Williams Sullivan. She was the loving wife of the late Joseph Hayden Jameson.

Friends may call in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, P.A., 41590 Fenwick Street, Leonardtown, MD 20650 on Sunday, January 7, 2001 from 2:00 - 5:00 PM with prayers being said at 3:00 PM. Services will be held on Monday, January 8, 2001 at 10:00 AM in St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church. Interment will follow in Immaculate Heart of Mary Cemetery.

Charles Ernest "Tootsie" Morris, 88, of Abell, MD died on January 3, 2001 in St. Mary’s Hospital.

Born September 21, 1912 in Abell, MD he was the son of the late Foster and Frances Geneva Ellis Morris. He was the loving husband of R. Thelma Thompson Morris whom he married in Holy Angels Catholic Church. He was the devoted father of Mary O. Tucker of Avenue, MD and the late James F. Morris. He was the brother of Dora Gibson of Abell, MD, Eunice Guy of Loveville, MD, and the late Earl Morris, Frank Morris, John Morris and Bernard Morris. He is survived by 1 grandchild and 2 great grandchildren. Mr. Morris attended Holy Angels School. He was a waterman.

Friends may call in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, P.A., 41590 Fenwick Street, Leonardtown, MD 20650 on Friday, January 5, 2001 from 5:00 - 8:00 PM with prayers being said at 7:00 PM. Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Saturday, January 6, 2001 at 10:00 AM in Holy Angels Catholic Church with Msgr. John Brady, celebrating. Interment will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Pallbearers for Mr. Morris will be Dick Hutson, Mike Hutson, Paul Thompson, Bob Perry, Roy Thompson and Tony St. Clair.

Raymond Dale Buckler, Sr. of Mechanicsville, MD died on January 3, 2001 at his home.

Born February 7, 1958 in Leonardtown, MD he was the son of Bernard Lawrence and Lucy Isabelle Buckler. He was the loving husband of Veronica Buckler.

Friends may call in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, P.A., 41590 Fenwick Street, Leonardtown, MD 20650 on Friday, January 5, 2001 from 5:00 - 8:00 PM with prayers being said at 7:00 PM. Services will be held on Saturday, January 6, 2001 at 12:00 Noon in the Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Paul Gozaloff, officiating. Interment will follow in Charles Memorial Gardens.

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David Charles Usilton, 83, of Leonardtown, Maryland, died on Tuesday, January 02, 2001 at his residence.

Born on August 31, 1917 in Washington, DC, he was the son of the late Thomas B. Usilton, Sr. and Agnes G. West Usilton. Mr. Usilton was an Optician.

Mr. Usilton is survived by his wife; Kathleen Shannonhouse Usilton of Leonardtown, MD, four daughters; Patricia A. Bowes of Tall Timbers, Maryland, Susan E. Gateau of Mechanicsville, Maryland, Nancy R. VanDerWende of Leonardtown, Maryland, and Dana K. Vallandingham of California, Maryland, a son; D. Michael Usilton of Worton, Maryland, eighteen grandchildren and twenty-two great grandchildren. He was predeceased by two sisters, Rosalinda M. Usilton and Bernadine Anderson and two brothers; Thomas B. Usilton, Jr. and William Kenneth Usilton, Jr.

Family and friends will be received on Friday, January 5, 2001 from 5 - 8 p.m. in The Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., 22955 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown, Maryland 20650 with prayers recited at 5:30 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, January 6, 2001 at 12:00 p.m. at St. Aloysius Catholic Church, 22800 Washington Street, Leonardtown, Maryland. Interment will follow in St. Paul’s United Methodist Cemetery, Leonardtown, Maryland.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of St. Mary’s, P.O. Box 625, Leonardtown, Maryland 20650.

Benedict Joseph "Ben" Greenwell, 56, of Lexington Park, Maryland died on Saturday, December 9, 2000 in Hughesville, Maryland.

Born on April 20, 1944, he was the son of the James Combs and Genevieve Norris Greenwell. Ben had operated the Sign of The Whale liquor store in Lexington Park for 25 years.

He is survived by his wife, Pamela, four daughters; Jessica, Genevieve, Catherine and Carole, and three sons; James, Jonathon and Ben. He is survived by 11 siblings: Mary Combs McCarthy of Oklahoma City, OK, Kitty Lee Hurry Radford of Leonardtown, JoAnne Choporis of Compton, James Greenwell of Middletown, OH, Genevieve Norris of Leonardtown, Jefferson Greenwell of New Carrollton, Rose Wilson of Leonardtown, Frank Greenwell of Arlington, VA, Sybil Costanzo of Springfield, VA, Carole Wible of Hollywood and Elizabeth Matthews of Bryantown.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, December 17, 2000 from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.at the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A.in Leonardtown. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, December 18, 2000 at 10:00 a.m. in St. Aloysius Catholic Church in Leonardtown. Interment will follow in St. Francis Xavier Church Cemetery in Newtowne Neck, Compton.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Benedict J. Greenwell Memorial Fund c/o The First National Bank of St. Mary’s, P.O. Box 655, Leonardtown, MD 20650.

Norman Frank Kraft, 80 of Piney Point, Maryland, died at St. Mary’s Nursing Center in Leonardtown, Maryland on Monday, December 11, 2000.

Born on March 24, 1920 in Washington, DC, to the late Norman Andrew and Etta Mae Dunkley Kraft. Mr. Kraft moved to St. Mary’s County in 1975 from Prince George’s County. He was a Police Officer for the Metropolitan Police Department retiring after 28 years on the force. Mr. Kraft was a member of the Mason’s Lodge #227 in Camp Springs, MD; he was also a member of the Association of Retired Police Officers of Washington, DC. and the VFW of the U.S. McKimmie-Catterton-Police-Fire Post # 2979, Inc.

Mr. Kraft is survived by his wife of 60 years, Mildred Verna Swift Kraft of Piney Point, MD, whom he married on April 20, 1940 in Washington, DC. Three sons, Roger William Kraft of Piney Point, Maryland, Norman Charles Kraft of Bethesda, Maryland and Stephen Edward Kraft of Ellicott City, Maryland. One brother Charles Andrew Kraft of Edgewater, Maryland. Preceded in death by a sister Dorothy Lusk.

The family will receive friends today, Wednesday, December 13, 2000 from 4 to 8 pm in the Brinsfield Funeral Home, 22955 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown, MD. with prayers being recited at 7:00 pm. Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, December 14, 2000 at 10:00 am in St. George’s Episcopal Church, Valley, Maryland with Father Christopher Halliday officiating. Interment will follow in Fort Lincoln Cemetery, Brentwood, Maryland. Memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army, St. Mary’s County Chapter, 503 E Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20006 and/or St. George’s Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 30, Valley Lee, MD 20692. Arrangements were provided by the Brinsfield Funeral Home in Leonardtown, Maryland

Gibbons Eugene Wood, 79, of Callaway, Maryland, died on Thursday, December 7, 2000 at St. Mary’s Nursing Center in Leonardtown, Maryland.

Born on April 23, 1921 in Ridge, Maryland, he was the son of the late James Irving and Kathryn Fredrika Mayor Wood. Mr. Wood was a bus driver.

Mr. Wood is survived by sisters and brothers; Lorraine Polly Bean of Callaway, Maryland, Irvanette W. Hall of Park Hall, Maryland, Eileen Hall of Great Mills, Maryland, Louise Combs of California, Maryland, Charles D. Wood, Jr. of St. Mary’s City, Maryland, and Clyde Hayden of Lexington Park, Maryland.

Family received friends on Sunday, December 10, 2000 from 2 - 6 p.m. at Holy Face Catholic Church, 20476 Point Lookout Road, Great Mills, Maryland 20634 with prayers recited at 4:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, December 11, 2000 at 11:00 a.m. also at the church. The Reverend Kevin P. O’Reilly will be the celebrant. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

Serving as Pallbearers will be: Michael Bean, Adrian Hall, Jr., Damian Hall, Jim Wood, Charles D. Wood, III, and John Wood.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Hospice of St. Mary’s, P.O. Box 625, Leonardtown, Maryland 20650 and/or any rescue squad of your choice.

Arrangements provided by BRINSFIELD FUNERAL HOME, P.A., 22955 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown, Maryland 20650.

Mary Thelma Wathen, 88, of Leonardtown, Maryland, died on Tuesday, December 5, 2000 at St. Mary’s Nursing Center in Leonardtown, Maryland.

Born on April 20, 1912 in Compton, Maryland, she was the daughter of the late Parren and Amanda Dury Crain. Ms. Wathen was a life long resident of St. Mary’s County. She was a homemaker. From 1959 until 1980, she worked as a cashier for Duke’s restaurant in Leonardtown, Maryland. She enjoyed playing cards especially pitch.

Ms. Wathen is survived by a daughter; Judith "Judy" W. DiGiovanni of Bel Alton, Maryland, two sons; Theodore "Teddy" Richard Wathen and Kenneth "Kenny" Lawrence Wathen, a sister; Leila Rogers, all of Leonardtown, Maryland, five grandchildren, and seven great grandchildren. Ms. Wathen was predeceased by her husband; John Richard Wathen, whom she married on December 7, 1933 in Rockville, Maryland.

Family and friends will be received on Friday, December 8, 2000 from 5 - 8 p.m. at the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., 22955 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown, Maryland with prayers recited at 6:30 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, December 9, 2000 at 10:00 at St. Aloysius Catholic Church, Leonardtown, Maryland. The Reverend Rory Conley will be the celebrant. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

Serving as Pallbearers will be; William Flaherty, Joseph Johnson, Chet Wathen, Mitch Wathen, John Walter Norris, and Francis Tippett.

Arrangements provided by BRINSFIELD FUNERAL HOME, P.A., Leonardtown, Maryland.

Manuela Clavijo Sanjuan, 95, of Lexington Park, Maryland, died on Tuesday, December 05, 2000 at her residence.

Born on March 27, 1905 in Cadiz, Spain to the late Jose Clavijo and Marie Sanjuan Montero Gonzalez. Ms. Sanjuan was a homemaker.

Ms. Sanjuan is survived by a daughter; Adelaida Perez Williams of Lexington Park, Maryland, two grandchildren; Gisele P. Wright of Norman, Oklahoma, and Frank P. Williams of Lexington Park, Maryland, a great grandchild; Christopher N. Wright. She is predeceased by her husband; Jose Perez Plaza.

All services will be private.

Arrangements provided by BRINSFIELD FUNERAL HOME, P.A., 22955 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown, Maryland 20650.

Steven Kenneth Matthews-Bull, 46, of Mechanicsville, Maryland, died at St. Mary’s Hospital in Leonardtown, Maryland on Tuesday, December 5, 2000.

Born on October 8, 1954 in Jamestown, New York, to Paul Roy and Nancy Latricia Erhart Bull of Busti, New York Mr. Bull moved to St. Mary’s County from Hatfield, Pennsylvania. He was a consultant for the U.S. Government for 19 years, he served in the U.S. Navy.

Mr. Bull is survived by his wife Cheryl Jayne Matthews-Bull, they were married October 26, 1985 in Oaklyn, New Jersey. Four sons, Glenn Austin Bull and Gregory Robert Bull both of Sumpter, South Carolina, Steven Jake Matthews-Bull and Kenneth Ryan Matthews-Bull both of Mechanicsville, Maryland. Two brothers Walter L. Bull of Topsham, Maine and John Bull of Columbine, Colorado, and one sister Katherine A. Bull of Jamestown, New York.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, December 9, 2000 at 2:00 p.m. at the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., 22955 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown, Maryland, with Chaplain Joseph Dobson officiating. Memorial Contributions may be made to Hospice of St. Mary’s, Inc., P.O. Box 625, Leonardtown, Maryland 20650. Arrangements were provided by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, Maryland.

Margaret Floyd Swain, 85, of El Paso, Texas, passed away on Thursday, November 30, 2000 at William Boamount Army Hospital of Heart Failure after a long illness.

Born on April 28, 1915 in Leonardtown, Maryland, she was the daughter of the late Erick and Eleanor Miller Floyd.

Mrs. Swain is survived by her husband; James Wilton Swain of El Paso, Texas, two daughters; Julia Allen of Albuquerque, New Mexico, Lyn DeLa Vega of El Paso, Texas, a son; Erick Swain of Virginia Beach, Virginia, two sisters; Mary Elizabeth Bogie of Leonardtown, Maryland, Veronica Nash of Arlington, Virginia, nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a son; James Gregory Swain of El Paso, Texas.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, December 9, 2000 at 9:30 a.m. at Our Lady’s Catholic Church, Medley’s Neck, 41348 Medley’s Neck Road. Leonardtown, Maryland. The Reverend Robert Kosty will be officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Our Lady’s Church, P.O. Box 111, Leonardtown, Maryland 20650.

Arrangements provided by BRINSFIELD FUNERAL HOME, P.A., 22955 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown, Maryland 20650.

Diane Marie Velasquez- Riordan, 48, of St. Mary’s City, Maryland, died at Washington Hospital Center in Washington, DC on Saturday, December 2, 2000.

Born on January 14, 1952 in St. Paul, Minnesota to Jesse C. and Vera Coronado Velasquez of Minneapolis, Minnesota. Mrs. Riordan attended St. Margaret’s Academy: in Minneapolis, Minnesota she was a 1978 graduate of the University of Minnesoata earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Science. She moved to St. Mary’s County in 1985. Mrs. Riordan was the Manager of the Visitor Center at Historic St. Mary’s City and the Manager of Farthing’s Ordinary.

Mrs. Riordan is survived by her husband Timothy B. Riordan, whom she married on June 11, 1977 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Two sons Timothy P. Riordan and Phillip T. Riordan both of St. Mary’s City, Maryland also survive her. Two Brothers Thomas E. Velasquez of Bloomington, Minnesota and Jerry A.Velasquez of Irvine, California. Also survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Family and friends will be received Wednesday, December 6, 2000 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. with prayers recited at 7:00 p.m. at the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., 22955 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown, Maryland. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Thursday, December 7, 2000 at 11:00 a.m. in St. Cecelia’s Catholic Church in St. Mary’s City, with Reverend Raymond Moore as the celebrant. Interment will be private. Pallbearers for Mrs. Riordan were: Thomas E. Velasquez, Jerry Velasquez, Jesse Velasquez, Timothy P. Riordan, Phillip T. Riordan and Frank Velasquez. Memorial contributions may be made to the O.P.I.S. Unit at St. Mary’s Hospital, 25500 Point Lookout Road, P.O. Box 527, Leonardtown, MD 20650.

Anna Maria Schennach, 98, of Piney Point, Maryland, died at St. Mary’s Nursing Center in Leonardtown, Maryland, on Friday, December 1, 2000

Born on June 25, 1902 in Leutasch, Austria to the late Albuin and Judith Hasel Wanter Reindl. Mrs. Schennach moved to the United States from Austria in 1953 and has lived in St. Mary’s County for 3 years. Mrs. Schennach was a homemaker.

Mrs. Schennach was preceded in death by her husband Franz Joseph Schennach on May 4, 1939, she was married in 1920. She is survived by two daughters, Isabella McCracken of Piney Point, MD. and Gisela Juedeman of Bristow, OK. One sister Luise Jocher of Garmisch, Germany. She is also survived by six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Family and friends will be received Tuesday, December 5, 2000 from 6 - 8 p.m. at the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., 22955 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown, Maryland 20650. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated today, Wednesday, December 6, 2000 at 11:00 a.m. in St. George’s Catholic Church, Valley Lee, MD, with Rev. Robert Reidel as the celebrant. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of St. Mary’s, P.O. Box 625, Leonardtown, MD 20650

Irene Alexandrovna Kampf, 83, of Valley Lee, Maryland, died at her son’s residence in St. Inigoes, Maryland on Thursday, November 30, 2000.

Born on March 21, 1917 in Russia to the late Maria Golybov and Alexander Goronowsky. Mrs. Kampf moved from Satellite Beach, Florida and has lived in this area since 1994. Mrs. Kampf was a Homemaker. She also loves gardening and enjoys being with her children and grandchildren.

Mrs. Kampf is survived by her husband; George Kampf, whom she married in June of 1946 in Germany. She is also survived by two sons; Alex Kampf and wife, Betty Jo of St. Inigoes, Maryland and Nick Kampf and wife, Lola of Portland, Maine, and two grandchildren; Katelyn and Daniel Kampf, both of Portland, Maine.

Family and friends will be received Friday, December 1, 2000 from 6 - 9 p.m. with prayers recited at 8:00 p.m. at the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., 22955 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown, Maryland 20650. Interment will be private.

Memorial contributions may be made to: St. Thomas The Apostle Orthodox Church, 6305 Sleepy Hollow Road, LaPlata, Maryland 20646.

Arrangements provided by BRINSFIELD FUNERAL HOME, P.A., Leonardtown, Maryland.


Alice Maria White of Leonardtown, MD died on Wednesday, December 13, 2000 in St. Mary’s Hospital.

Born on March 14, 1925 in Medley’s Neck, Maryland she was the daughter of Alice Estelle Higgs Woodburn of Leonardtown, MD and the late Wilmer Daniel Woodburn. She was the loving wife of Marvin Edward White.

Friends may call in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, P.A., 41590 Fenwick Street, Leonardtown, MD 20650 today, Friday, December 15, 2000 from 4:00 to 8:00 PM with prayers being said at 7:00 PM. Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Saturday, December 16, 2000 at 10:00 AM in St. Aloysius Catholic Church. Interment will follow in Charles Memorial Gardens.

Joseph Adams Barber, 78, of Mechanicsville, MD died Tuesday, December 12, 2000 at his residence.

Born on December 20, 1921 in Mechanicsville, MD he was the son of the late Ninian Pinkney and Pauline Adams Barber. He was the husband of Mary Lou Barber. He was the father of George Alvin Barber of Issue, MD, Patricia Ann Barber of LaPlata, MD and Cynthia Louise Morgan of Mechanicsville, MD. He was the brother of Frank Barber and Jane Russello both of Mechanicsville, MD. He is also survived by 6 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.

Friends may call in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, P.A., 41590 Fenwick Street, Leonardtown, Maryland 20650 on Thursday, December 14, 2000 from 5:00 to 8:00 PM with prayers being said at 7:00 PM. Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Friday, December 15, 2000 at 10:00 AM in Immaculate Conception Church with Rev. John Dhillon, celebrating. Interment will follow in Charles Memorial Gardens, Leonardtown, MD. Contributions may be made to Hospice of St. Mary’s, P.O. Box 625, Leonardtown, MD 20650 and/or Margaret Brent Alumni Association.

Francis DeSales Mattingly, 82, of Leonardtown, MD died Monday, December 11, 2000, in the Washington Hospital Center.

Born on June 18, 1918 in Leonardtown, MD, he was the son of the late William D. and Agnes Mattingly. He was the beloved husband of Ellen M. Mattingly whom he married on November 24, 1945 in Leonardtown, MD. He was the father of Inez M. Frazier of Alexandria, VA, Sue "Frannie" Hilsinger of California, MD, Roger Mattingly of Leonardtown, MD, Roy Mattingly of California, MD, and the late Philip Mattingly. He was the brother of Lucille Juenger of Philadelphia, PA, Maryann McCurdy of Kissimee, FL, and the late Bert Mattingly, Cathell Mattingly, Pansey Campbell, Mary Spates, Rose Mattingly, Clarke Mattingley, and Clement Mattingly. He is also survived by 6 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Mr. Mattingly was a lifelong resident of St. Mary’s County. He retired in 1975 after working as a mail carrier with the U. S. Postal Service. He served in the U. S. Army from 1940 - 1943. During his retirement years, he enjoyed yard work.

Friends may call in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, P.A., 41590 Fenwick Street, Leonardtown, MD 20650 on Thursday, December 14, 2000 from 4:00 to 8:00 PM with prayers being said at 7:00 PM. Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Friday, December 15, 2000 at 11:00 AM in St. Aloysius Catholic Church in Leonardtown, MD, with the Rev. Rory Conley, celebrating. Interment will follow in Charles Memorial Gardens, Leonardtown, MD. Pallbearers for Mr. Mattingly will be Andy Pennsi, Roy Mattingly, Roger Mattingly, Todd Mattingly, Melissa Mattingly-Higgs, and Rose Marie Torres. Honorary pallbearers will be Randy Mattingly, Katie Mattingly, and Hannah Mattingly. Contributions may be made to the Leonardtown Volunteer Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 72, Leonardtown, MD 20650.

Agnes Theresa Higgs Ford, 93, of Lexington Park, MD died Saturday, December 9, 2000 following a lengthy illness, at the home of her daughter Mary Berenice Fairfax.

Born on August 23, 1907 in Medley’s Neck, MD, she was the daughter of the late Thomas Emanuel and Florene Lucretia Bowles Higgs. Mrs. Ford was a lifelong resident of St. Mary’s County. She was a homemaker and avid gardener, and devoted her life to caring for her extensive family. She also assisted in running the St. Mary’s County Alms House on Route 5 across from the County Fair grounds until it closed. She was preceded in death by her husband, George Ignatius "Nace" Ford, Sr. and her sisters Helena C. Armstrong and Frances A. Wiltrout. Mrs. Ford, beloved Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother and Great, Great Grandmother is survived by daughters Agnes F. Kerig of Ventura, CA, Catherine Ann Stone of Park Hall, MD, Mary Berenice Fairfax of Lexington Park, MD and son George I. Ford, Jr. of Suffolk, VA. She is also survived by her sisters, Alice Estelle Woodburn of Leonardtown, MD, Mary Berenice Ferguson of Louisville, KY, Mary Eva Abell of Medley’s Neck, MD, Charlotte Ann Metzger of Waldorf, MD, Rebecca F. Shaulis of Rockville, MD and brother Thomas E. Higgs of Medley’s Neck, MD. Mrs. Ford leaves behind 16 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren and 5 great great grandchildren.

Friends may call in the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Lexington Park, MD on Monday, December 11, 2000 from 5:00 - 8:00 PM with prayers being said at 7:00 PM. Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Tuesday, December 12, 2000 at 10:00 AM in the Church with Rev. Thomas Gude, celebrating. Interment will follow in Charles Memorial Gardens, Leonardtown, MD. Pallbearers will be her grandsons" James J. Kerig, John W. Kerig, George R. Kerig, Robert "Moe" Stone, Louis E. Ford, George I. Ford, III and Rudolph Keith Fairfax, III. Contributions may be made to Hospice of St. Mary’s, P.O. Box 625, Leonardtown, MD 20650.

Barbara Ann Wood of Mechanicsville, MD died on December 7, 2000 in St. Mary’s Hospital.

Born on May 27, 1937 in Solomons, MD she was the daughter of the late Joseph Kenneth and Indiana Florist Mason Elliott. She was the loving wife of the late Howard Ralph Wood whom she married in Baltimore, MD on October 8, 1955. He preceded her in death on June 13, 1998. She was the devoted mother of Howard R. "Chip" Wood, Jr. of Sudlersville, MD, Roderick Wood of Annapolis, MD, Charlene Fowler of Chestertown, MD, Craig Wood, Bruce Wood and Dale Wood all of Mechanicsville, MD.

Friends may call in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, P.A., 41590 Fenwick Street, Leonardtown, MD on Sunday, December 10, 2000 from 2:00 to 5:00 PM with prayers being said at 3:00 PM. Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Monday, December 11, 2000 at 10:30 AM in St. Joseph’s Catholic Church with Rev. Neal Ward, celebrating. Interment will follow in Evergreen Memorial Gardens.

Ruth Agnes Peacock Stone of Park Hall, MD died on December 4, 2000 at her home.

Born on August 12, 1925 in Lexington Park, MD she was the daughter of the late Eugene and Cora Peacock. She was the loving wife of the late Ernest L. Stone, Jr. whom she married on December 15, 1946 in St. Michael’s Catholic Church. He preceded her in death on July 4, 1991. She was the devoted mother of Jean Nial, Diane Windsor, James Stone all of Park Hall, MD and Lois Rayburn of Nebraska. She was the sister of the late Beatrice McKay, James Peacock, Lucille Gatton and Thomas Peacock. She is survived by 13 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Mrs. Stone attended St. Michael’s School. She was a homemaker and worked several years with her husband at the Southern States Store in Park Hall, MD.

Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Thursday, December 7, 2000 at 10:00 AM in Holy Face Catholic Church with Rev. Kevin O’Reilly, officiating. Interment will follow in Charles Memorial Gardens, Leonardtown, MD. Pallbearers for Mrs. Stone will be John Nial, Jr., Hammett Stone, Robert "Moe" Stone, Lindy McKay, Leo Peacock and William Veda. Arrangements were provided by the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, P.A.

Mary Catherine Norris of Hollywood, MD died on December 2, 2000 at her home.

Born August 19, 1906 in Hollywood, MD she was the daughter of the late John Lewis Abell, Sr. and Jane Loretta Wible Abell. She was the loving wife of the late William Richley Norris. She was the devoted mother of William Richley "Dickie" Norris, Jr., John Abell Norris, Catherine Dolores Wheeler, Robert Bernard Norris, Charles Joseph Norris, Elizabeth Jean Guy all of Hollywood, MD, Philip Norbert Norris of LaPlata, MD and George Franklin Norris of Mechanicsville, MD. She is the sister of Loretta Goldsborough, Martha Johnson both of Hollywood, MD, and the late Manning Abell, Vivian Abell, Bert Abell, Sr., Claude Abell, Martin Abell, Karl Abell, John Lewis Abell, Jr., Addie Abell, Agatha Adams and George Abell. She is also survived by 36 grandchildren, 50 great grandchildren and 9 great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by 3 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.

Friends may call in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, P.A., 41590 Fenwick Street, Leonardtown, Maryland on Tuesday, December 5, 2000 from 4:00 - 8:00 PM with prayers being said at 7:00 PM. Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Wednesday, December 6, 2000 at 10:00 AM in St. John’s Catholic Church with Msgr. Martin Harris, officiating. Interment will follow in Church Cemetery. Contributions may be made to Hospice of St. Mary’s, P.O. Box 625, Leonardtown, MD 20650 and/or St. John’s Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 69, Hollywood, MD 20636.

Robert Larry Guy of Loveville, MD died on December 2, 2000 in Georgetown University Hospital.

Born April 9, 1950 in Leonardtown, MD he was the son of Mary Elizabeth Payne Guy of Loveville, MD and the late Robert William Guy. He was the loving husband of Karen Ann DeRosa Guy whom he married October 12, 1974 in St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. He was the devoted father of Robert Michael Guy, Jeffrey Alan Guy, Melissa Ann Guy all of Loveville, MD. He was the brother of Leonard Donald Guy, Sonia Walker both of Loveville, MD, Barbara L. Goode of Chaptico, MD and the late William Jerry Guy. He is survived by his 2 grandchildren, Ashley Kathleen Guy and Gregory Michael Guy.

Friends may call in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, P.A., 41590 Fenwick Street, Leonardtown, Maryland on Wednesday, December 6, 2000 from 4:00 - 8:00 PM with prayers being said at 7:00 PM. Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Thursday, December 7, 2000 at 10:30 AM in St. Joseph’s Catholic Church with Rev. Neal Ward, officiating. Interment will follow in Queen of Peace Cemetery. Contributions may be made to American Liver Association and /or Leonardtown Vol. Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 72, Leonardtown, MD 20650.


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