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Knott, Linda Marie
Residence: Clements, Maryland
Death: Sunday, February 07, 2016
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Garrett, Sophia Eleanor
Birth: Thursday, February 01, 1973 in Washington, D.C.
Residence: Waldorf, Maryland
Death: Sunday, February 07, 2016 at the age of 43
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Sophia Eleanor Garrett, 43, of Waldorf, MD passed away at Georgetown University Hospital on February 7, 2016. She was born February 1, 1973 in Washington, DC to Donald A. and Judith M. (Herman) Garrett.

Sophia spent her early years in Morrisville and Chincoteague, VA. She always loved computers and worked on the 2000 Census and other computer related employment. These jobs lead to a career with the Pentagon.

Sophia was married to R. Troy Davis and together they brought into the world Madison V. Davis who was born in 2004. Madison was the joy of Sophia's life. She took great pride in Madison's swimming and soccer accomplishments and awards.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a half-brother Thomas J. Garrett. She is survived by her daughter Madison V. Davis; half-brothers and sisters Grace Mary Brady, Donald A. Garrett, Jr., Robert M. Garrett, John Michael Garrett, Nell Marie Chaney, William F. Garrett and Eva Marie Savage as well as her aunt Margaret Ullrich.

Arrangements provided by Rausch Funeral Home.

Elliot, Nancy Lee
Birth: Thursday, August 18, 1977 in Newport News, Virginia
Residence: Prince Frederick, Maryland
Death: Saturday, February 06, 2016 at the age of 38
Laid to Rest: Thursday, February 11, 2016 in the Broomes Island Cemetery, Broomes Island, Maryland
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Nancy Lee Elliott, 38, of Prince Frederick, Maryland passed away on February 6, 2016 in Prince Frederick, Maryland. She was born on August 18, 1977 in Newport News, Virginia. Nancy was a teacher at the Garrett Music Academy in Owings, Maryland where she taught voice and piano.

Nancy is survived by her husband, Shawn R. Elliott, mother of Niki C. and Cari P. Elliott; she is also survived by her parents, Charles "Chuck" and Florence Knapper, III, and her siblings Helena "Katy" Deese and her husband Hal, John Knapper and his wife Dawn, and Sharon Hacklander and her husband Jeff.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, February 10, 2016 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM at the Rausch Funeral Home, 20 American Lane, Lusby, Maryland where services will be held on Thursday February 11, 2016 at 11 AM. Interment will follow in Broomes Island Cemetery. Arrangements provided by Rausch Funeral Home.

Sweikar, Stanley John, Jr.
Birth: in Sheboygan, Wisconsin
Residence: Dameron, Maryland
Death: Friday, February 05, 2016
Laid to Rest: Thursday, February 11, 2016 in the Trinity Episcopal Church Cemetery, St. Mary’s City, Maryland
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Stanley John Sweikar Jr., 76, of Dameron, MD died suddenly of heart failure on February 5, 2016 at his home with Sandy, his wife, at his side. He was born on August 14, 1939 in Sheboygan, WI to Hildegarde Hilgenberg Sweiker of Manitowac, WI and the late Stanley John Sweikar, Sr.

Stan is a graduate of St. Louis University, Parks College with a BS in Aeronautical Engineering, after which, he entered the United States Navy and served aboard the USS Enterprise until his honorable discharge in 1965. After leaving the Navy, he worked in NYC for Flight Safety Foundation. He then joined Piedmont Airlines in Winston-Salem, NC.

In 1968 he moved to Patuxent River, MD working for DOD in Flight Test Engineering for 44 years. While at DOD, he received an MBA at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA in 1979. After retirement he was employed by CSC as the Director of Rapid Engineering Prototyping for six years. He was a volunteer pilot with the Coast Guard doing Search and Rescue missions for many years. He was an Adjunct Instructor at Embry Aeronautical University at the Patuxent River campus for a decade.

On September 20, 1975, he married the love of his life, Sandra D. Sweikar at Trinity Episcopal Church. They celebrated their 40th anniversary last year.

Stan developed a love of flying when he was a young man. He spent his entire career dedicated to flight. He held Private, Instrument, CFI, and Seaplane ratings. He was also a licensed Airframe and Power Plant mechanic. He purchased "Big Red," a Cessna 195 in 1968. He and Sandy "flew the paint off of it" and finished a complete restoration in 2006. He was the owner of Wingfield Airport, and President and CEO of Chesapeake Seaplanes at his seaplane base. They flew the 195 throughout the US, Canada and the Bahamas. He and Sandy also enjoyed their sailboat on the Chesapeake Bay for 15 years.

His memberships include the International Cessna 195 Club, QB's, Society of Aeronautical Engineers, Antique Aircraft Association (lifetime member), Seaplane Pilots Association, the Virginia-Carolina Vintage Airplane Association, and the Potomac Antique Aero Squadron. He was also an active member of St. Mary's Parish.

In addition to his mother and wife, Stan is also survived by his daughter, Sara Sweikar Yolac, her husband, Mehmet of Greenwich, CT and his expected grandson. Also his cousins, Bob Sweikar (Linda) and John Sweikar (Gayle). He is preceded in death by his father.

Family will receive friends to honor Stan on Thursday, February 11, 2016 from 10:00 to 11:00 a. m., with a Funeral Service celebrated by Reverend John Ball at 11:00 a.m., at Trinity Episcopal Church, 47477 Trinity Church Road, St. Mary's City, MD 20686. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in Stan's name may be made to the Scholarship Fund of the International Cessna 190/195 Foundation, Inc., c/o Barb Johnson, 5920 Eminence Pike, Shelbyville, KY 40065 or online at Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, MD.

Copsey, James Wilmer
Birth: Saturday, October 24, 1925 in Mechanicsville, Maryland
Residence: Charlotte Hall, Maryland
Death: Friday, February 05, 2016 at the age of 90
Laid to Rest: Friday, February 12, 2016 in the Trinity Memorial Gardens, Waldorf, Maryland
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James W. (Mickey) Copsey, 90. Born October 24, 1925 in Mechanicsville, MD; passed on Friday, February 5, 2016 at St. Mary's Nursing & Rehabilitation Center of congestive heart failure.

He is survived by his wife of 71 years, Mary Edsel (Herbert) Copsey, and 3 daughters, Barbara A. Morgan (Annapolis, MD), Linda S. Cairns (Mechanicsville, MD), Kathy Buckler (Shawnee, OK); 7 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, 8 great-great grandchildren.

Mr. Copsey was a life-long resident of Charlotte Hall, MD and proprietor of Mickey's Shell in New Market, MD for 20 years. Mickey will be remembered for his passion for cars and loved detailing them until shortly before he passed. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Hospice of St. Mary's, Leonardtown, MD.

Family will welcome friends on Thursday, February 11, 2016, from 2:00PM to 4:00PM and 6:00PM to 8:00PM at Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home, P.A., 30195 Three Notch Road, Charlotte Hall, MD 20622. A funeral service will be held on Friday, February 12, 2016, at 10:30AM at Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home, P.A. followed by interment at Trinity Memorial Gardens, 3221 Mattawoman Beantown Road, Waldorf, MD 20601. Arrangements provided by Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home.

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