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|McLendon, Debra Ann
|Debra Ann " Debbie" McLendon, 60, of Lexington Park, MD, passed away on Saturday, September 28, 2013 at her home. Born October 28, 1952, she is the daughter of Albert Thomas Mucciarone and the late Patricia Winkler Mucciarone.|
On September 15, 1973, Debra married her beloved husband, Ronald Lee "Ron" McLendon. Together they celebrated 40 wonderful years of marriage.
She was employed by Cedar Point Federal Credit Union as a teller.
She had an infectious personality, great sense of humor, and loved to be with people. She was an avid reader. She had a flair for style; she enjoyed home decorating and remodeling. She was always dressed impeccably. However, her greatest pride and joy was her family. She loved to spend her time doing things with her family, including her beloved Golden Retriever, Annie.
In addition to her father and her husband, Debra is survived by her daughter, Ashley McLendon Mattingly (Jim) of Edwardsville, IL; her siblings, Lisa Mucciarone of Sarasota, FL, Michael Mucciarone (Brenda) of Winchester, VA, Kirk Mucciarone (Meridee) of Sterling, VA, Steven Mucciarone (Cherrie) of Sarasota, FL, Kim Jenkins of North Port, FL, Albert Mucciarone (Mailie) of Crisfield, MD; her step-mother, Joy Mucciarone; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and extended family. She was preceded in death by her mother and her brother, Anthony Mucciarone.
Family will receive friends for Debra's Life Celebration on Saturday, October 5, 2013 from 12 to 3 p.m., at the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., 22955 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown, MD 20650. Interment will be private.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Golden Retriever Rescue of Southern Maryland, P.O. Box 6, Great Mills, MD 20634.
Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, MD.
|Gundling, Roland Fredrick
Birth: 1937-06-08 in Lanham, Maryland
|Roland Fredrick Gundling, 76, of Waldorf, MD passed away on September 28, 2013 at his residence. Born on June 8, 1937 in Lanham, MD to the late William H. Gundling, Sr., and Clara L. (Moore) Gundling. Also a Brother; William Gundling, Jr. (Dottie). Sister; Margaret Calbaugh. |
He is survived by his Wife; Linda C. (Frost) Gundling. Children; Fredrick Gundling (Katrina), of Texas, Pamela Myers of Bowie, MD, Theodore Gundling, of Waldorf, MD., and Laura Smith of Ellicott City, MD. Brother; James Gundling (Dorothy), of Treasure Island, FL. Sisters; Mary Wahl of Ephart, PA, and Caroline Thomas of Bradenton, FL. Grandchildren; Heather, Aubrey, Rachel, Taylor Marie, Bryce, Logan, Landon, and Mina.
Roland had retired from the printing industry in 2001. He had also served in the U.S. Navy for 4 years.
He enjoyed being with his Grandchildren, working in the yard, and home improvement.
Viewing will be on Monday, October 14, 2013 from 2-4 pm & 6-8 pm at the Arehart-Echols Funeral Home, P.A. in La Plata, MD. A funeral service will follow on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at 12 noon at the funeral home. Interment will follow at the Maryland Veterans Cemetery in Cheltenham, MD.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Hospice of Charles County. Arrangements provided by Arehart-Echols Funeral Home.
|Costa, Anne Catherine
Birth: 1947-08-07 in Brooklyn, New York
|Anne Catherine Costa of Waldorf, Maryland passed away on September 28, 2013 at the age of 66. |
She was born in Brooklyn, New York and as an Air Force dependent daughter spent her childhood in New York, Kansas, Texas and California. She graduated high school in Lompoc, California in 1965 and when her family transferred to New Hampshire, she entered the work force as payroll clerk for a small appliance manufacturer in Manchester, New Hampshire. She married in 1966 and returned to California where she took a contractor position with Federal Electric Corporation at South Vandenberg AFB, California.
She remained in the private sector when her husband was transferred to Lowry AFB, Colorado and when she accompanied him to AFOSI Detachment 1309, Sioux City AB, Iowa in 1968; but when he received orders to AFOSI District 42, Ms. Costa decided to take the civil service examination. She entered Federal service in July of 1970 as a GS-3 clerk typist at Headquarters 13th Air Force, Directorate of Personnel. She later transferred to the 774th Tactical Airlift Squadron's Orderly Room at Clark AB, Philippines.
Upon returning to the United States in 1972, she accepted employment with the California State Department of Social Welfare in Sacramento, California. Fifteen months later, she took a 3-year hiatus to become a stay-at-home mother. In 1976, Ms. Costa was reinstated in Federal service and began working in the 60th Aerial Port Squadron Orderly Room at Travis AFB, California, as a GS-3 clerk-typist. While stationed at Travis, she and her husband were involved in the base chapel's Marriage Encounter Program and acted as mentors to several military couples by leading them through a 10-week marriage preparation course endorsed by the Catholic chaplain.
Eight months later, her husband was transferred to AFOSI Detachment 7024, Ramstein AB, Germany, where she accepted a GS-4 clerk-typist position at HQ USAFE/LGS, and one year later, a GS-5 secretarial position with the 86th Tactical Fighter Wing Comptroller. In 1981, she moved with her husband to AFOSI Detachment 1703, Davis-Monthan AFB, Arizona, where for the next 2 years she volunteered as a library and teacher's aide at an on-base elementary school and served as secretary of the Parent Teacher Association, and assistant Girl Scout leader, and a soccer team mother. During this time, she also spearheaded a 6-week reading improvement program at Borman Elementary School called "PAIRS" (Parents Assist Improving Reading Skills) for which she received recognition as one of the only 100 volunteers in the Tucson Unified School District to receive a Certificate of Appreciation for leadership.
When her husband transferred in 1983 to AFOSI District 19, Travis AFB, California, she was reinstated in Federal service for the final time and accepted a GS-4 stenographer position with the HQ 22nd Air Force Director of Maintenance and maintained an active role in the base chapel programs. In 1985, she moved to Wiesbaden, Germany with her family and accepted a secretarial position with the 7113th Special Activities Squadron. In March of 1986, she joined AFOSI and was promoted to GS-5 as secretary to Chief, Counterintelligence Division, AFOSI District 70. Ms. Costa was promoted twice while at AFOSI District 70 and moved to the district's command section: first as secretary to the Vice Commander and later as secretary to the Commander.
In October 1988, her husband was transferred to HQ AFOSI, Bolling AFB, District of Columbia, and Ms.Costa was offered a GS-7 position as secretary to the AFOSI Deputy Commander for Operations and later as secretary to the Investigative Operations Center Commander. In September of 1993, she seized an opportunity to leave the secretarial career field, taking a downgrade to enter an upward mobility GS-5/7/9/11 information release specialist position in AFOSI's file repository. She began her information release career in the Agency Release section reviewing AFOSI investigative case files and providing derogatory information found in them to Federal, State and local agencies for law enforcement and background investigation purposes.
Then in 1998, she was promoted to GS-12 and assigned to the Freedom of Information Act Section as a Senior Information Release Specialist where she was trained to analyze and appropriately apply FOIA exemptions to sensitive investigative information prior to releasing it to the public. Finally in November of 2003 to December 2011, Ms. Costa assumed the role of acting branch chief and was charged with developing, implementing, and providing oversight to a records digitization and modernization project in the file repository. In June of 2004, she was selected for promotion to her current position as chief, Information Release Branch. Headquarters Air Force Office of Special Investigations. (AFOSI), Warfighting Integration Directorate, Quantico, Virginia. Ms. Costa has served in this position since November 2003 and oversees AFOSI's Freedom of Information (FOIA) and Privacy Act programs, serving as the command's FOIA Manager, Initial Denial Authority, Privacy Act Officer, and release authority for the command's investigative records.
Ms.Costa was a long-standing member of the American Society of Access Professionals (ASAP), an organization that enhances understanding of Federal statuses pertaining to the management of government records and information. She was also an enthusiastic participant and member of the Association of Former OSI Special Agents (AFOSISA).
Her life will continue to be celebrated by her husband of 47 years, CMSgt. (Ret) Charles A. Costa; daughter Karen M. Costa; mother Dorothy R. Heany; brothers John J. Heany (Christina), Thomas J. Heany (Robyn); nephews Brian J. Heany (Laura), Seth T. Heany (Molly), Brendan J. Heany; niece Angelika Heany; and the many friends and family she has touched along the way.
The family will receive friends at the Huntt Funeral Home, Waldorf, Maryland on Wednesday October 2, 2013 from 2 to 4pm and 6-8pm. The funeral service will be at 10am on Thursday October 3, 2013 at St. Peter's Catholic Church Waldorf, Maryland. Burial will take place at a later date at Arlington National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the , Hospice of Charles County or Puppies Behind Bars. Arrangements provided by Huntt Funeral Home.
|Simmons, Audrey Irene
Birth: 1934-10-09 in Pearson, Maryland
|Audrey Irene Simmons, 78, of Hollywood, MD died September 28, 2013, at her home. Born October 9, 1934 in Pearson, MD she was the eleventh child born to the late Albert L. Woodburn and Bertha A. Stone Woodburn.|
Audrey attended Little Flower School and Frank Knox School. She is a 1952 graduate of Great Mills High School. She won many awards for her athletic ability and was known as "Horse" to many of her school friends. She excelled in most sports including, basketball, softball, soccer, gymnastics, track, high Jump and archery.
In her teenage years she was employed as a bartender for the "Dock" (formerly located in Lexington Park), as a cashier in the Plaza Theater (formerly located in Lexington Park), as a cashier at the theater (formerly located in St. Inigoes) and as a cashier at the A & P Grocery Store (formerly located in Lexington Park). She was employed by the Federal Government as a Budget Analyst for Public Works at Patuxent River Naval Air Station until her retirement.
In 1953, she won the title of Miss Public Works, having over 700,000 votes. She was proudly crowned by Rear Admiral A. M. Pride, Commander, NATC. In 1954, she was again crowned Miss Public Works and was later crowned Maid of Honor of Patuxent River, NAS. Everyone attending danced the night away to the infamous Tommy Dorsey Swing Band with a special guest appearance by Tommy's brother Jimmy. All proceeds were donated to charity.
On May 6, 1958, she married the late Captain Paul J. Simmons, CEC, USN, Public works officer and OINCC, NATC, at Holy Face Catholic Church in Great Mills, MD. Four months after their marriage he was assigned as Commander in Chief Naval Force Eastern Atlantic and Mediterranean in London, England. It was during this four year tour of duty that they were blessed with their two sons, Michael and Matthew.
After her retirement from Public Works, in 1984, she went back to school at the College of Southern Maryland (formerly Charles County Community College) and earned her certification as a Medicine Technician. She enjoyed working with all the residents and staff for 20 yrs. at St. Mary's Nursing Center as a Med Tech. up until her retirement.
Audrey's hobbies included, dancing, hiking, sketching, and playing pitch. However, her greatest love was spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.
She is survived by her son, Mike Simmons (Mary) of Hollywood, MD; her siblings, Raymond Woodburn (Mary Agnes) of Hollywood, MD, Tommy Woodburn (BeBe) of Leonardtown, MD, Mary Hughes (Roy) of Kenosha, WI, and Edwin Woodburn (Bobbie) of Smith Mountain Lake, VA; six grandchildren, Michael Simmons, Emily Simmons, Abby Simmons, Jesse Simmons, Julie Simmons and Jessie Simmons Miller; two great grandchildren, Audrey Palma and Kyle Lyons; and her sister-in-law, Ann Woodburn of Dameron, MD.
In addition to her parents and husband; she is also preceded in death by her son, Matthew Leo Simmons; step-sons, Patrick Simmons and Paul Joseph Simmons; siblings, Edna Bell, Elaine Ryan, Mildred Babcock, Amy Tibuzi, Albert R. Woodburn, Kenneth A. Woodburn, Peter Ralph Woodburn, and Creighton Woodburn.
Family will receive friends on Friday, October 4, 2013 from 5 to 8 p.m., with prayers recited at 7 p.m. by Deacon Andy Geisz, at Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., 22955 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown, MD. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Reverend David Beaubien on Saturday, October 5, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Aloysius Catholic Church, 22800 Washington Street, Leonardtown, MD. Interment will follow in Charles Memorial Gardens.
Serving as pallbearers will be Mike Simmons, Michael Simmons, Chris Hall, Kenny Yekstat, Brad Hall, David Woodburn, Danny Woodburn, and Laura Ann Woodburn Superior. Honorary pallbearers will be Timmy and Patti Ann Babcock, Janet and Harry Ryan, Mary Edna Bell, Ray and Marie Tiburzi, Ricky and Vera Lynn Woodburn, Doris Woodburn, Brenda and Rose Marie Woodburn.
Memorial contributions may be made to Meals on Wheels, C/O St. Mary's County Dept. of Aging, P.O. Box 655, Leonardtown, MD 20650. Arrangements provided by Brinsfield Funeral Home.
|Rowell, Johnny Earl
|Johnny Rowell, 70, of Hollywood, MD, died September 28, 2013 at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. A private service will be held at a later date. Brinsfield Funeral Home will handle the details. A full obituary will be printed at a later date.|
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