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|Pickeral, Ralph A.
Birth: 1937-02-25 in Washington, D.C.
|Ralph A. Pickeral, Jr. affectionately known as Pat, age 77, of Mechanicsville, MD passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 2, 2014. Born on February 25, 1937 in Washington, DC he was the son of Mazie B. (Kerrick) Pickeral and Ralph A. Pickeral, Sr. |
Loving Husband of Tammy L. Davis. Dear Father of Timothy E. Davis (Lisa Quade) of Mechanicsville, MD. Beloved Brother of Beverly “Sis” Waters (Leon) of Clinton, MD, Gerald Pickeral (Inez) of Clinton, MD, Maurice Pickeral of District Heights, MD, Jacquelyn “Jackie” Hawkins (Paul) of Suitland, MD, Michael “Mike” Pickeral (Vivian) of Clinton, MD and Carolyn C. Chapman of Clinton, MD. Grand-dad of Brooke T. Davis and Gavin M. Davis.
Also survived by 13 nieces and nephews and a host of relatives and friends. In addition to his Parents, Pat was predeceased by his Brother, Kenneth Pickeral.
Arrangements provided by Lee Funeral Home.
|Goddard, Mary Lillian
Birth: 1923-06-16 in Leonardtown, Maryland
|Mary Lillian Goddard, 91, of Leonardtown, MD passed away on July 1, 2014 in Leonardtown, MD. Born on June 16, 1923 in Leonardtown, MD, she was the loving daughter of the late George William Owens and Mary Lillian Owens. |
Mary Lillian married Robert Andrew Goddard, on March 7, 1943 in St. Aloysius Catholic Church Leonardtown, MD who preceded her in death on June 10, 1979.
Mary Lillian is survived by her children: Shirley Ann Mattingly (Bill) of Mechanicsville, MD, Catherine Lillian Williams (Gary) of Hollywood, MD; 3 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, and 1 great grandchild on the way. She is also survived by her siblings: Alberta Ridgell of Great Mills, MD, Queenie Pilkerton of Leonardtown, MD; Joseph Owens and Harold Owens both of Mechanicsville, MD; Bernard Owens, Janice Ivancik both of Lexington Park, MD; and Robert Owens of California, MD.
She is preceded in death by her siblings: George Owens, Ralph Owens, James Owens, and Josephine Quade.
Mary Lillian was a lifelong St. Mary’s County resident. She rowed the family boat across Breton Bay along with her brothers to attend Our Lady’s School in Medley’s Neck. Mary Lillian worked in Food Service for St. Mary’s County Public Schools and St. Mary’s Nursing Center, retiring on July 1, 2000.
Mary Lillian loved to grow flowers, vegetables, and strawberries. She also canned her own vegetables and sewed. One of her favorite past times was cracking black walnuts with her hammer and brick. She worked at the Leonardtown Fire Department carnival for almost 50 years.
What she cherished most was spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and was so proud of all of their accomplishments. She will be laid to rest in Our Lady’s Catholic Church in Medley’s Neck; the church her father helped to build.
The family will receive friends on Thursday, July 3, 2014 from 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM in Our Lady’s Catholic Church in Medley’s Neck, Leonardtown, MD. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 AM. Interment will follow in the Owens family plot in the church cemetery. Pallbearers will be: Bill Mattingly, Gary Williams, Sr., Bob Mattingly, Gary Williams, Jr., Chuck Wellard, and Marc McDonald. Honorary Pallbearers will be: Harold Owens, Robert Owens, Joseph Owens, Bernard Owens, James Quade, and George Johnson. Contributions may be made to St. Mary’s Center Nursing Center 2185 Peabody Street Leonardtown, MD 20650.
Arrangements provided by Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home.
|Ralon, Carlos Kreider
Birth: 1927-09-28 in Washington, D.C.
|Carlos Kreider Ralon, 86, of Lusby, Maryland passed away on July 1, 2014 at Calvert Memorial Hospital. Born in Washington, DC on September 28, 1927 to Arsenio Ralon and Ethel Marie Kreider. He was predeceased by his sister Valerie Stoughton and brother Victor Ralon. |
He is survived by his beloved wife of 64 years, Edith Coon Ralon, and four children, Vicki Presnell and husband Patrick of Lusby, Maryland, Don Ralon and wife Bettye of Aiken, South Carolina, Carlton Ralon and wife Deborah of Houston, Texas, and Joel Ralon and wife Cheryl of Lusby Maryland, 7 grandchildren, and 6 great-grandchildren.
During World War II, Carlos joined the Merchant Marine and sailed on 3 Liberty Ships. In 1997, he joined Project Liberty Ship. He stood watch as an oiler on many of the SS John W. Brown’s Living History Cruises.
Carlos had a long career as a piano technician and member of the Piano Technicians Guild. He and Edith owned and operated 3 music stores and a Hallmark store in Southern Maryland.
Carlos was a founding member of Calvary Bible Church, Lusby, Maryland, where he faithfully served as a board member, organist, and Sunday school teacher. He attended Washington Bible College in Lanham, Maryland.
A funeral service celebrating his life will be held on Monday, July 7, 1:00 PM at Calvary Bible Church, 8300 Nursery Rd., Lusby, MD with Pastor Dan Simmons officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to Calvary Bible Church, 8300 Nursery Rd., Lusby, MD 20657 www.cbclusby.org or to Project Liberty Ship, P. O. Box 25846, Highland Station, Baltimore, MD 212246-0546 www.liberty-ship.com.
Arrangements were handled by the Rausch Funeral Home, P. A., Lusby, MD.
|Finley, Alfreda Louise
|Alfreda Louise Jones Finley, 79, formerly of Chesapeake Beach, passed peacefully in her sleep in Ft. Washington, MD on July 1, 2014. She was born on July 10, 1934 in Washington, D.C. to the late Susie Prout Jones and Jack Jones, Sr. She completed her education with a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Johns Hopkins University, but chose a career path as an electrical engineer for a government contractor. Alfreda loved her church and was an active member of Mt. Gethsemane Holiness Church, where she served as a missionary. She loved to sing, tell jokes and socialize with friends and family.|
Alfreda is survived by her son, Marvin Harris and his wife, Joanna of Washington, D.C; brothers, Eugene Jones and his wife, Inez of Chesapeake Beach, MD and Martin Jones and his special friend Mae Morsell, also of Chesapeake Beach and one sister Zelma Brooks and her husband, Donald of Lusby.
Alfreda was blessed by four grandchildren, LaTonya Johnson and her husband, Detrick Johnson, Sr., of Ft. Washington, MD, Tennille Harris of Lusby, MD, Iris Harris of Forestville, MD and Dalton Mackall of Prince Frederick, MD and ten great-grandchildren, Ke’yaun Harris, Detrick Johnson, Jr., Detri Johnson, Demetri Johnson, DaTashia Price, Bryanni Brooks, Brittany Brooks, Kweli Mackall, Dalashia Mackall and Xavier Mackall. She is also survived by her aunt, Frances Prout of Clinton, two sisters-in-law, Myrtle Jones of Croom, MD and Nancy Jones of Lusby, MD as well as many other relatives and friends.
Alfreda was preceded in death by her daughter, Joann Mackall; two former husbands, John Harris and Alfred Finley, and three brothers, Antonio De Costa Jones, Grafton Jones and Jack Jones, Jr.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, PO Box 11452, Alexandria, VA 22312.
Arrangements provided by Raymond Wood Funeral Home.
|Stern, John Jacob
|John Jacob Stern, born July 26, 1954, passed away in the early morning hours of the July 1, 2014 in his White Plains home in the company of family and dogs.|
John graduated from the University of Maryland with a degree in turf management in 1993. He then spent six years working at Queenstown Harbor Golf Course before taking the superintendent position at Potomac Ridge Golf Course where he remained for the past 15 years.
He is survived by his wife, Karen Stern; mother, Naomi T. Stern; sons Ben and Matt Stern; sisters Carole Harding, Susan Booth, Ann Segal, Kathy Kraus, Jody Guzik, and Linda McConville, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Friends were received on Tuesday, July 8, 2014 from 7-9pm and where the Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday July 9, 2014 at 2pm at the Faith United Methodist Church, 15769 Livingston Road, Accokeek, Maryland 20607.
Arrangements by Raymond Funeral Service in La Plata, MD.
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