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|Crider, Gerald David
Birth: 1937-06-29 in Strasburg, Virginia
|Gerald David Crider, 77 of Lexington Park, MD passed away on July 20, 2014 at his residence. Born June 29, 1937 in Strasburg, VA he was the son of the late John Samuel Crider and Cora Bell (Nicholas) Crider.|
Gerald served in the U.S. Navy from July 1954 to May 1974, receiving numerous medals. After his retirement, Gerald worked as a Project Liaison Officer for the Civil Service. He retired from the Civil Service in 1999.
After his retirement, his daily routine consisted of having breakfast and visiting the Rod & Gun Club at the Patuxent River Naval Base where he was a long-standing member and where he held office. He was an avid sportsman, who particularly loved hunting and fishing. During hunting season he was busy setting up tree stands, blinds and baiting the deer. He was also known at the club for his expertise at playing Acey-Ducey, a dice game. Gerald was very competitive and was always out to win and to be the best in whatever he undertook. When it was not hunting season, Gerald would play the card game of Pitch with family members. Other past times and interests of Gerald’s were music and dancing. He loved country music and dancing and after some of his favorite Southern Comfort and Coke, he became the life of the party. His favorite song was Seven Spanish Angels.
To sum up Gerald’s life, he was a very sensitive, kind, thoughtful, fun-loving person who had many friends. Joining the U.S. Navy gave him direction and purpose, and made him the man he was. He was a caring and giving person and an asset to our world. We are all very proud of him.
Gerald is survived by his wife, Charlotte L. (Chaney) Crider; his daughters, Melissa Robinson of Alexandria, VA and Karen Edwards, of Manassas, VA; his step-children, Susan Dresher, Joseph Butcher, Michelle Williams, Patricia Shroy, Brian Butcher, Cheryl Hartman and Paul Sheehan; and his grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and other relatives and many friends.
In addition to his parents, Gerald was preceded in death by his siblings, Virginia Frances Crabill, Mildred Louella Zeman, Josephine Mae Snavelle, John William Crider, Elizabeth Belle Crabill, Kathleen Anna Ogden, Charlotte Lee, Jean Abbott Manuel and Shirley Temple Manuel.
Family will receive friends on Thursday, July 24, 2014 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Rausch Funeral Home, P. A., 20 American Lane, Lusby, MD 20657. A funeral service will be conducted by Reverend Meredith Wilkins-Arnold on Friday, July 25, 2014 at 12:00 p.m. at the Rausch Funeral Home, Lusby, MD. Interment will follow in the Solomons United Methodist Church Cemetery, Solomons, MD. Serving as pallbearers will be Jeff Bell, Joe Butcher, Walter Shroy, Michael Shroy, David Kreiner, Michael Kreiner and Chris Bell.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of St. Mary’s, P.O. Box 625, Leonardtown, MD 20650 or the American Cancer Society, 1041 MD Route 3 North, Bldg. A, Gambrills, MD 21054.
Arrangements provided by Rausch Funeral Home.
|Cox, Richard Sydney
Birth: 1945-03-28 in Baltimore, Maryland
|Richard Sydney Cox, 69, of Charlotte Hall, MD passed away on July 20, 2014 at John Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD. Dick, as he was known to family and friends, was born on March 28, 1945 in Baltimore, MD to the late Merle E. Cox and Jeanne Kraus Cox.|
Dick served 20 years in the Army, Army National Guard and DC Air National Guard and enjoyed a full and satisfying career as an Air Traffic Controller for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the Air National Guard and Martin State Airport. During his time as an Air Traffic Controller with the FAA he worked at Washington National, Raleigh-Durham and Memphis Airports. He retired from Federal Service in 2005.
Dick enjoyed playing and watching baseball, shooting pool for fun and competition, spending time at the beach, being with family and watching his grandsons participate in their many sports and activities. He was an avid fan of the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs and spent many years coaching his grandson Zachary's baseball teams and was one of the original founders of the Warriors Baseball Club of Charles County.
Richard is survived by his loving wife, Peggy, his beloved daughter, Dawn Strain (Patrick), brother, Philip Cox (Roni), grandchildren, Zachary Stine and Ethan Strain, mother-in-law, Ina Harter, brother-in law, Charles Harter, close friends, Edward Zapf and Jacqueline Zapf and numerous nieces and nephews.
Dick will be missed by all that knew him. Family will receive friends for Dick's Visitation on Sunday, July 27, 2014 from 3pm to 5pm at Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home, P.A., 30195 Three Notch Road, Charlotte Hall, MD 20622. A Funeral Service will be held Monday, July 28, 2014 at 11:00 AM at Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home in Charlotte Hall, MD. Interment will follow at Queen of Peace Cemetery, 38888 Dr. Johnson Rd, Mechanicsville, MD 20659.
In lieu of flowers, Memorial Contributions may be made to: The American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718, American Legion Post 238, 6265 Brandywine Road, Hughesville, MD 20637 or The St. Mary's Bryantown Catholic School, 13735 Notre Dame Place, Bryantown, MD 20617.
Arrangements provided by Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home.
|Young, David Andrew
Birth: in Saskatchewan, Canada
|David Andrew Young, 66, of Hollywood, MD, passed away of lung cancer on July 20, 2014, at the Hospice House of St. Mary’s County surrounded by his loving and devoted wife and daughters. |
David was an esteemed and valued employee of Calvert Cliffs nuclear power plant for 26 years. Born native of Saskatchewan, Canada, David joined the U.S. Air Force in 1967 as an aircraft mechanic and electrical engineer, serving in New Mexico and Germany, and was proud to have become a naturalized citizen of the United States in 1985.
David was a lover of travel, fine-dining, leather-working, woodworking, genealogy, music, military history, and dogs. He loved spending time with his family at his lake house retreat in Pennsylvania, playing cards and hosting friends. A wine aficionado, David enjoyed touring wineries in Europe and South Africa. A generous and kind man, he was always willing to help his family and friends with any problem. He was a reliable, hard-working, and considerate man, who took great pride in his Scottish heritage. Many people come and go in our lives, but very few make a worthwhile, memorable impression, like David. His intelligent witty banter and amazing sense of humor will be sorely missed.
He is predeceased by his parents, Gordon Young and Joyce Ann Bristow of Montreal, Canada and his brother Keith Gordon Young of Saskatchewan, Canada.
He is survived by his true love and wife of 43 years, Ardith Rae Young; his beloved daughters Heather Lynn Young and Anthea M. Young; his nephews PJ Stamey, Paul Stamey, and Andrew Stamey; and their children Devin Rice, Shane Stamey, and Brooklyn Stamey. He also is survived by his loving cousins and extended family across Canada.
At David’s request, there will be no funeral services conducted on his behalf, however, the family requests that those who wish to honor David to offer donations in his name to the Hospice House of St. Mary’s County at https://www.medstarhealth.org/st-marys/hospiceofstmarys/pages/default.aspx or to cancer research at http://www.cancer.org/donate.
Arrangements provided by Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home.
|Smith, Rosita Lethia
Birth: 1956-11-12 in Washington, D.C.
|Smith, Rosita Lethia (Age 57) of Fort Washington, Maryland formerly of Indian Head, Maryland.|
Rosita Lethia Smith, daughter of William Smith and Velma Smith was born on November 12, 1956 in Washington, DC. She departed this earthly life on July 20, 2014 at her residence.
She was baptized at an early age at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Marbury, Maryland. She graduated from Lackey High School in 1974. After graduation, she went to Computer Learning Center in Fairfax, Virginia in 1975 where she received a diploma. In 1984, she earned a Computer Operator Certificate from Charles County Community College. She received her Associates of Art Degree in Computer Data Processing in 1986 from CCCC.
She was employed with the Federal Government in Alexandria, Virginia from 1976 until she retired in 2011. During her employment, she held many positions. She also received numerous awards as well.
Her favorite past times were reading, watching soap operas, game shows, puzzle games, and playing games on the computer. She enjoyed going to see plays at the Warner Theater with family and friends. In fact, the last one she went to see was just this past May. She enjoyed spending holidays with her family and friends. Every year on New Year’s Day, she along with her sisters and mother would host dinner for family and friends. Her favorite football team was the “The Washington Redskins”.
Rosita leaves to mourn and to cherish precious memories, her mother, Velma, her father, William (Gonnie), her brother, Dwayne Smith (wife Cheryl), her sisters, Sandra Smith (Bruce) and Veljean Thompson (husband James), a niece, Dartysha Queen (Tysha), a nephew, Dwayne (DJ) Smith, a great-nephew, Jaydon Queen, a great-niece/Goddaughter, Jayla Helland, Godson, Kiante Chase, Mike and Cherie, who were like a brother and sister, aunts, uncles, relatives, and a host of other family and friends.
Viewing 10 a.m. until time of Service, 11 a.m., Thursday, July 24, 2014, in the Chapel of Thornton Funeral Home, P.A., 3439 Livingston Road, Indian Head, Maryland. Interment, Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, Marbury, Maryland.
Arrangements provided by Thornton Funeral Home.
|Roberts, Virginia Ruth
Birth: 1916-12-09 in North Carolina
|Ms. Virginia Ruth (Clark) Roberts, 97, of Lusby died in Lexington Park on July 20, 2014. She was born on December 9, 1916 in North Carolina to the late Hardic and Zettie Townsend Clark. |
She had worked in hospitals as a LPN and had lived in Calvert County since 2008. Virginia’s hobbies included travel, camping and boating. She loved visiting a local bar in Solomon’s Island so much that she was dubbed “The Tiki Bar Queen.” She was very active and said it was her intention ‘to outrun death.”
Virginia is survived by her daughters, Pat Cook of Martinsville, VA; Karen Brody and her husband Steven of Spring Hill, FL and Brenda Beeler of Raceland, KY; one sister, Isabelle Rider of Wytheville, VA, nine grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson and her friend of many years, Carl Cioffi, also of Lusby. Her brother, Robert, predeceased her.
Memorial contributions may be made to The American Cancer Society, 1041, Rt. 3 North, Building A, Gambrills, MD 21054 or online at www. cancer.org.
Arrangements provided by Raymond Wood Funeral Home.
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