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|McGarity, Dana Woodward
Birth: 1941-07-06 in Albany, Georgia
|Dana Woodward McGarity, 73, of Lexington Park, MD died on November 2, 2014 at Med Star St. Mary's Hospital in Leonardtown, MD. Born on July 6, 1941 in Albany, Georgia she is the daughter of John Woodward and Margaret Helms Woodward of Melbourne, FL.|
On June 8, 1963, Dana married her beloved husband, William D. "Mac" McGarity, Jr. in Eau Gallie, FL. Together they celebrated 51 wonderful years of marriage.
She was employed by St. Mary's Caring as the Director of the Soup Kitchen, and the former Director of Hospice of St. Mary's. She was a graduate of the University of Florida, and a proud member of the Gator Nation. She was a dedicated Navy wife (the toughest job in the Navy) and the anchor of her family. She also dedicated her life to serving others throughout her community.
She enjoyed travelling with her husband, her favorite destination being Ireland, and they celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary in Paris. She also loved to travel to New York, where she was particularly fond of going to the theater district. She enjoyed spending as much time with her family as possible.
She was an active member of Christ Episcopal Church in Chaptico, MD, where she served as a Eucharistic Minister. She was a former member of Church of the Ascension in Lexington Park, MD where she served as a Sunday school teacher and Senior Warden. She was a past member of the Leonardtown Rotary Club, the Chamber of Commerce, and a founding member on the steering committee of the Vital Community Connectors (VCC) organization. She was an active worker in a number of key local elections, mostly successful, for candidates of both parties.
In addition to her parents and husband, Dana is survived by her children, Molly Kathleen McGarity Fulton (Chris) of Palmyra, VA, John Burton McGarity (Tiffany) of Brooklyn, NY, and Anna Margaret McGarity of Austin, TX; her brother, John Spencer Woodward of Houston, TX; and three grandchildren, Kyle Fulton, Frances Fulton and Scott Fulton, all of Palmyra, VA; and many extended family and friends.
A Memorial Service will be celebrated by Reverend Mariann Babnis on Saturday, November 29, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Christ Episcopal Church, 37497 Zach Fowler Road, Chaptico, MD 20621.
Memorial Contributions may be made to St. Mary's Caring, Post Office Box 144, Lexington Park, MD 20653 or Christ Church Chaptico, Post Office Box 8, Chaptico, MD 20621. Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, MD.
|Gallo, Paul Michael
Birth: in Cheverly, Maryland
|Paul Michael Gallo, age 45, of Chesapeake Beach, MD passed away suddenly November 1, 2014 at his residence. The son of Victor Joseph and Eileen Ann (Klein) Gallo, he was born February 20, 1969 in Cheverly, MD. Paul was raised in Waldorf, MD and graduated from Lackey High School. |
He married Theresa Martin in the University of Maryland Chapel in College Park on October 9, 1993.
Paul received a B.S. in Homeland Security from the University of Maryland, University College in 2007. He was employed as a faculty research assistant for the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism at the University of Maryland.
Paul was a loving family man, dedicated to his beloved wife Theresa and children, John and Joey. He enjoyed watching his boys play lacrosse and spending quality time at home with his family. He also loved studying history, building trains, and playing with his late dogs, Beauregard and Jackson.
He is survived by his wife Theresa M. Gallo and sons John Martin Gallo and Joseph Griffin Gallo, all of Chesapeake Beach, MD; his parents Victor J. and Eileen A. Gallo of St. Leonard, MD; brother Thomas E. Gallo and his wife Amy of La Plata, MD; sister Michelle S. Shegogue and her husband Dan of King George, VA.
Arrangements provided by Rausch Funeral Home.
|Short, Brenda Sophina
Birth: 1948-04-15 in Pomonkey, Maryland
|Brenda Sophina (Johnson) Short, 66, transitioned to eternal life on Saturday, November 1, 2014. She was born April 15, 1948 to the late Wallace, Sr. and Agnes Johnson in Pomonkey, MD. Brenda was the fourth of seven children. She grew up in Pomonkey, MD and attended Pomonkey High School.|
Brenda was employed with the Federal Government as a Contract Specialist for GSA, She retired in 2004 after 30 years of service. She loved her job and felt very proud of the service she was providing. Brenda was a giving person. She was family oriented and loved spending time with her family and friends. She loved football, especially her Dallas Cowboys. Brenda was a great cook. She also loved to attend social events and loved to shop.
Brenda leaves to cherish her memory her devoted and loving Husband, Charles Gilbert Short. Three children; Leona Briscoe, Danita Williams and Charles Gilbert Short II; four grandchildren; Malik Williams, Taylor Crawford, Maya Williams and Charles Gilbert Short III; four brothers, Wayne Johnson (Lilly), Wallace Johnson Jr. (Denise), Carl Johnson (Juanita) and Arnold Johnson, two sisters, Barbara Chapman and Lola Cooper , many great nieces and nephews and a multitude of cousins and friends.
The Viewing will be held from 9:00 -9:30am; Funeral Service, 10:00am on Saturday, November 8, 2014 at Victory Chapel, 16401 Manning Road West, Accokeek, MD. Interment: St. Charles Cemetery, Glymont, MD. Arrangements have been made by Thornton Funeral Home.
|Janes, Betty Mae
Birth: 1928-12-09 in Hartford County, Maryland
|Betty Mae Janes, 85 of Lusby, MD passed away on October 31, 2014 in Prince Frederick, MD. She was born on December 9, 1928 in Hartford Co., MD to the late Margaret Emma and Cheston Reed Watkins. |
She was the loving wife to William Harvey Janes whom preceded her in death on November 30, 2002.
Betty was an avid bridge player.
Betty is survived by her daughter, Constance M. Warren; grandchildren, Kimberly Sasser and Alan Stanley and great grandchildren, Ashley Idol, Christopher Idol, and Robert Stanley.
Funeral Services were private. Arrangements provided by Rausch Funeral Home, P.A., Lusby, MD.
|May, Margaret Alice
Birth: 1936-01-12 in Chelmsford, England
|Margaret A. May, 78, of Mechanicsville, MD died on October 31, 2014 at Hospice House of St. Mary's in Callaway, MD. Born on January 12, 1936 in Chelmsford, England she was the daughter of the late Frederick Perry Pennock and Eva Clara Boswell Pennock.|
Margaret married her beloved husband, the late Bobby Dean May, on September 12, 1953 at St. Nicholas Church. Together they celebrated 20 wonderful years of marriage before his passing in April 1974.
Margaret never met a person she didn't like, never treated anyone with malcontent, loved her Bingo, and spent her life sharing her infectious laugh. She never met a stranger and people simply loved her from moment one. She loved to knit and made many blankets for family and friends. She spent her working life as a nurse and before retiring many years ago, worked at the Charlotte Hall Veterans Home. In 1990 she began spending the majority of her time taking care of her great-granddaughter and serving as a volunteer at Lettie Marshall Dent Elementary School. She received numerous awards for her volunteer efforts and later, as her health diminished, she was still knitting hats to be given to newborn babies and to be shipped to soldiers. She found calmness in coloring and had an amazing, giving heart. Margaret had a kind, giving spirit; one which touched the lives of all that knew her. She will truly be missed.
Margaret is survived by her children, Susan Jane Zimmerman (Steve) of Mechanicsville, MD, Russell Dean May of Essex, MD, Freddie Wayne May (Richard) of Satsuma, AL, and Paul Allen May (Vicki) of Lusby, MD; her sister, Betty Ewen of Lusby, MD; her grandchildren, Lisa Marie Zimmerman, Tracy Rivas, Stacy Montgomery (Robert), Paul Allen May, Jr. (Alissa) and Derrick Scott May (Lindsay); and her great grandchildren, Devin M. Holt-Zimmerman, Andrew Rivas, Jasmine Rivas, Aden Rivas, Tylan Montgomery, Trinity Montgomery, and Calder May. In addition to her parents and husband, she is also preceded in death by her siblings, Jack Pennock, Don Pennock, Les Pennock, Joan Pennock, and Doug Pennock.
Family will receive friends for Margaret's Life Celebration on Monday, November 10, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., at Brinsfield Funeral Home, 22955 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown, MD 20650. A Funeral Service will be celebrated by Bishop McClean at 12:00 p.m. Interment will follow at Fort Lincoln Cemetery, 3401 Bladensburg Road, Brentwood, MD 20722.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of St. Mary's, P.O. Box 625, Leonardtown, MD 20650. Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, MD.
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