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|Wathen, Donald Gordon, Sr.
|Donald Gordon Wathen Sr., “Poppy” passed away August 11th 2013 at this residence, in the care of Hospice. He was 71 year old. Donald was the son of the late Arthur Mitchell Wathen and Mary Effie Lacey Wathen. |
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his beloved wife Mabel Marie Wathen. He was also preceded in death by his brothers Lawrence Wathen and Richard Wathen and his sister Marie Miller.
He is survived by his sisters Edith Roehs, Rachel Quade and Bea Rippy. His delightful children Donald Wathen Jr (Wendy). Wendy Wathen (Isom) and Bernie Wathen (Amanda). His brilliant grandchildren Zachary Walker (Jessica), Cory Wathen, Jordan Wathen, Keegan Van Pattan, Kayleigh Wathen and his first wonderful great granddaughter Marlee Sue Walker.
Donald retired from the Architect of the Capitol October 30th 2004 after working there for 27 years.
His interests consisted of playing and spoiling his dog companion Bubba. He liked gardening and watching birds. He also enjoyed watching Nascar and football with his family. However his greatest pleasure was being around his family and meeting his great granddaughter Marlee whom he adored.
A Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, August 15. 2013 at 10:00 AM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home chapel with Fr. Lawrence Young officiating. Interment will be private.
The family will receive friends on Thursday, August 15, 2013 from 9:00 AM until 10:00 AM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home chapel.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice House of St. Mary’s, P.O. Box 625, Leonardtown, MD 20650 and/or Lexington Park Volunteer Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 339, Lexington Park, MD 20653-0339.
Arrangements provided by Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home.
|Stroud, Jase Michael
|Jase Michael Stroud, precious and beloved infant son of Heather Nicole (Alt) and Michael William Stroud of Valley Lee, MD, was born at St. Mary's Hospital on August 11, 2013, at 3:55 a.m. He weighed 1lb. 8 oz. and was 12.5 inches long. Born prematurely, Jase went to his heavenly home at 4:30 a.m., after a few unforgettable hours in the arms of his loving parents. A beautiful, blessed, baby boy who touched so many lives in such a brief time. We will always love and miss you.|
Treasured grandson of Susan and Ed Alt of Valley Lee, MD, and Michael and Tina Stroud of Mechanicsville, MD. Cherished nephew of Justin and Ashley Alt, Tyler and Alison Alt, and Jennifer Stroud and Ron Elswick. Sweet cousin of Reagan Alt.
Graveside services will be held on Thursday, August 15, 2013 at St. George Catholic Church Cemetery, St. George's Road, Valley Lee, MD at 12:00 P.M. A memorial mass will be held at a later date, to be announced.
Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, MD.
|Bridenstine, Helen Vivian
Birth: 1925-05-09 in Washington, D.C.
|Helen Vivian Bridenstine, 88, of Mechanicsville, MD passed peacefully August 11, 2013 at Washington Hospital Center. Born May 9, 1925 in Washington, DC she was the daughter of Joseph Elmer McCoy and Mable Newby McCoy. |
Helen worked for 38 years as a manager for the C & P Telephone Company and was a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America.
She was married October 6, 1945 in Kensington, MD to Carl Edwin Bridenstine. They were married for 57 years.
Known by her family as "quite a talker" and affectionately known by members of the community as "Ms. B" or "Ma", she was well-loved by them all. Helen was also an advocate for her late grandson, Stephen D. Mattingly, II who was born with Down Syndrome.
Helen was predeceased by her husband, Carl; daughter-in-law, Catherine Bridenstine; grandson, Stephen D. Mattingly, II; brother, Robert McCoy and sister, Arlene Lee.
She is survived by her children, Shirley Mattingly (Steve) and son, Joseph Bridenstine; 6 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.
The family will receive friends for Helen's Life Celebtration on Friday, August 16, 2013 from 2:00 - 4:00 and 6:00 - 8:00P.M. at Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home, P.A., 30195 Three Notch Rd., Charlotte Hall, MD. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, August 17, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Brinsfield-Echols. Interment will follow at Queen of Peace Cemetery, Helen, MD. Pallbearers will be Joe Bridenstine, Joey Bridenstine, Steve Mattingly, Eric Lehman, Charlie Wright and Christian Ware. Honorary pallbearers will be Bobby McCoy and Rebecca Lee.
Memorial donations may be made to Stephen's Fund, c/o Charlotte Hall Rotary Foundation, P.O. Box 681, Charlotte Hall, MD 20622.
Arrangements provided by Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home.
|Dale, Joan Shirley
|Joan Shirley Dale, 82, of Mechanicsville, MD, formerly of Forestville, MD, passed away on August 11, 2013, at her residence.|
Joan was born on September 27, 1930, daughter of the late Frank L. Taylor and the late Violet L. (Tippett) Taylor. In addition to her parents, Joan was predeceased by her husband, William H. Dale Sr. and her two sons, William H. Dale Jr. and Timothy W. Dale.
She worked for Stone & Straw Company in Maryland for thirty years. She was a dedicated factory worker and was late for work only ONCE in her entire career. Jokingly her boss, Tommy, bought her a Mickey Mouse watch so she would never be late again. Joan loved playing Bingo and enjoyed browsing around the many local antique and thrift stores.
Joan is survived by her daughter-in-law, Jenifer T. Dale of Mechanicsville, MD, four nieces, three nephews, numerous great and great-great nieces and nephews and many friends.
All arrangements are being handled by Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home, P.A., 30195 Three Notch Road, Charlotte Hall, MD 20622. A Committal Service will be held at a later date.
In Lieu of Flowers, contributions may be made in memory of Joan Shirley Dale to Hospice of St. Mary's, P.O. Box 625, Leonardtown, MD 20650.
|Taylor, Deborah Sue
|Deborah Sue "Debi" Taylor of Waldorf, MD died on August 11, 2013 at her residence. She was 54 years old.|
She is the daughter of the late John Oliver Taylor and the late Elizabeth Ella Laughery Taylor.
Friends received on Saturday, August 17, 2013 from 12-2PM with Funeral Service at 1:30PM at Raymond Funeral Chapel, 5635 Washington Avenue, La Plata, MD 20646. Interment will be private.
Memorials are asked to Wound Care Center at Civista.
Arrangements provided by Raymond Funeral Service.
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