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Mason, Martha Lucille
Birth: Wednesday, May 06, 1936
Residence: La Plata, Maryland
Death: Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at the age of 80
Laid to Rest: Wednesday, July 27, 2016 in the Sacred Heart Catholic Church Cemetery, La Plata, Maryland
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Martha Lucille (Winters) Mason "Baby Sis" 80, of La Plata, Maryland.

Peacefully on Wednesday morning, July 20, 2016 at her home and surrounded by her loving family, Baby Sis as she was more affectionately known transitioned to eternal life.

Viewing, 8:00am until Mass of Christian Burial, 10:00am, Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 201 St. Mary's Avenue, La Plata, Maryland. Interment, Sacred Heart Catholic Church Cemetery, La Plata, Maryland.

Arrangements by Thornton Funeral Home.

Brown, Julia Annette
Birth: Thursday, July 05, 1923
Residence: Waldorf, Maryland
Death: Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at the age of 93
Laid to Rest: Thursday, July 28, 2016 in the Sacred Heart Catholic Church Cemetery, La Plata, Maryland
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Julia Annette Brown, 93, of Waldorf, Maryland.

Peacefully, early Wednesday morning, July 20, 2016 at the Charles County Hospice House in Waldorf, Maryland, Julia Annette Brown transitioned to eternal life.

Viewing and Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 201 St. Mary's Avenue, La Plata, Maryland. Interment will be in the Church Cemetery.

Arrangements by Thornton Funeral Home.

Gilger, Keith Edward
Birth: Monday, March 23, 1959 in Washington, D.C.
Residence: Owings, Maryland
Death: Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at the age of 57
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Keith Edward Gilger, 57, of Owings passed away July 20, 2016 at his residence surrounded by his family. He was born March 23, 1959 in Washington, D.C. to Frank Edward and Anne Ernestine (Duncan) Gilger.

Keith was raised in Camp Springs and graduated from Crossland High School in 1977 and then attended Virginia Tech University. He was employed as a construction inspector working on bridges and roads.

Keith married Karen Buckley on October 11, 1986 in La Plata and they lived in La Plata and West Virginia before settling in Owings in 2000. In his leisure time Keith enjoyed golf, cooking, sports and spending time with his family and friends. He was also an avid fan of the Virginia Tech Hokies.

Keith is survived by his loving wife Karen M. Gilger of Owings, daughters Casey and Kelly Gilger and son Keith Gilger, Jr. and fiancé Stephanie Pitcock all of Owings. He is also survived by his granddaughter Corey Grace Gilger and grandson Ethan Pitcock as well as his father Frank Gilger and sister Kim Guntow. He was preceded in death by his daughter Corey Gilger, mother Tina Gilger and sister Kathy Shumaker.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations in Keith or Corey's name may be made to the Lymphoma Research Foundation. Arrangements by Rausch Funeral Home.

Padgett, Joseph Lee, Jr.
Birth: Monday, August 02, 1943 in La Plata, Maryland
Residence: La Plata, Maryland
Death: Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at the age of 72
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Joseph Lee Padgett Jr., 72, of La Plata, Md. died on July 20, 2016 at his home. Joe was born in La Plata, MD on August 2, 1943 to Lillian I. Padgett and the late Joseph L. Padgett, Sr. He loved a good cigar and was a member of the McDonald's morning coffee club.

He is survived by his loving wife, Leslie Jo Padgett; sons, Christian L. Padgett, David L. Padgett, and Andrew L. Padgett; brothers, William "Bill" Padgett, Bobby Padgett; sister, Brenda Padgett-Ladd and is an uncle of 9.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday July 26, 2016 from 9 AM until service time at 10 AM at the Arehart-Echols Funeral Home, La Plata, MD. The interment will be at a later date. If you wish memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association P.O. Box 11454 Alexandria, VA 22312 or diabetes.org. Arrangements by Arehart-Echols Funeral Home.

Boyd, Robert Wesley, Jr.
Birth: Saturday, September 20, 1947 in Roanoke, Virginia
Death: Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at the age of 68
Laid to Rest: Wednesday, July 27, 2016 in the Trinity Episcopal Church Cemetery, St. Mary’s City, Maryland
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Robert (Bob) Wesley Boyd Jr., 68, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at Georgetown University Hospital in the arms of his loving family. Bob was born September 20, 1947 in Roanoke, Va. to Robert and Dorothy Robelen Boyd.

After attending William Fleming High School, Bob went on to Virginia Tech where he graduated in 1969 with an Aerospace Engineering degree. On April 29, 1972 Bob married Karen Leigh Wright and they shared 44 beautiful years in both heart and mind. In June of 1979 Bob and Karen had a wonderful son, Wesley Woodson Boyd.

Since childhood Bob was fascinated by airplanes. He pursued this passion for almost 50 years as an Aerospace Engineer at Pax River. He attended the US Navy Test Pilot School and was Test Pilot Engineer of Class 69. His early work included projects with the A-4 Skyhawk, A-6 Intruder, and F-14 Tomcat. Later in his career he was one of the first engineers to work on drones, culminating his career when his last project, the X-47A Pegasus, was successfully launched and recovered from an aircraft carrier. With this milestone complete, Bob retired and began to focus on his other passions: music and travel.

Music was a great love of Bob's since childhood. He sang with St. Maries Musica, Southern Md. Light Opera Company and the Chesapeake Swing Band, where he also played saxophone. Over the years Bob traveled extensively across the globe, enjoying many trips with his family throughout Europe.

He is survived by his wife, Karen of St. Mary's City, MD and son Wesley and spouse Dawn of Wiesbaden, Germany, sister Dorothy Bunny Bowen and spouse Leland of Placitas, New Mexico and two brothers, William and spouse Gina of Seattle, Washington, and Richard and spouse Dreama of Roanoke, Virginia. Also, two much loved nieces and one nephew.

Family will receive friends on Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at 11 am at Trinity Episcopal Church, 47477 Trinity Church Road, St. Mary's City, MD 20686 with a Memorial Service celebrated by Reverend John A. Ball at 12:00 p.m. Interment will following in the church cemetery. A reception will follow at Trinity Church Parish Hall. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Maries Choral Arts via their website: www.smchoralarts.org/ or at 46516 Short Acres Lane, Lexington Park, MD 20653. Arrangements provided by Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., 22955 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown, MD 20650.

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