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Birth: 1933-04-20 in Erlensee, Hessen, Germany
|Lieselotte (Lisa) Lukas age 80, of Dunkirk, MD died peacefully in her home on October 30th, 2013. Lisawas born in Erlensee, Hessen, Germany, April 20th 1933, the first daughter of Karl and Margarethe (Jaeger) Traxel. As a child, she learned the trade of tailoring and was an excellent seamstress.|
At 17, she married Karl Wilhelm Lukas, and in 1958, together with their daughter, immigrated to the United States where their son was born. Lisa was proud to become an American citizen. She worked as a seamstress at the Joseph R. Harris Company in Washington D.C until moving to Maryland in 1969.
Later Lisa had successful office careers, first as a secretary for the international Bechtel Corporation and then as an executive secretary and office manager for The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (Metro). At Metro, Lisa worked at numerous engineering office field sites in the Washington D.C. area, helping to construct the Metro subway system. She was a hard-working, loyal, and organized worker until her retirement from Metro in 2000 after 25 years of service.
Lisa was a master gardener who spent every day in her yard planting, weeding or building to make her “little bit of heaven on Earth.” Lisa made her home a welcoming and beautiful place, where she served many traditional German foods to family and friends. As a red hat lady, she loved to be with friends and experience new adventures. Along with her faithful Apple Green friends, she walked three miles every day. Lisa was a faithful member of Jesus the Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Calvert County. She loved her church and all the friends she made there. Lisa touched many lives through her kindness and loving spirit. She loved her family on both sides of the Atlantic, and enjoyed spending time with them, particularly at the holidays.
Lisa is survived by her son Michael Lukas, his wife Kim and their son Kristopher; her daughter Ingrid Lukas-Howe, her husband Ralph Howe and their children Abigail, Gardner (his wife Emily), Lily and Mary. She is survived by her former husband, Karl Baumann. She is also survived by her sister, Maria, and her beloved cousins, Erna Mickel and Lilo Schneider, and their families in Erlensee, as well as other relatives there; her niece Gudrun Leon, and her family of Clarksville, TN.
She was predeceased by her parents, her first husband, Karl Lukas, and her sister, Elisabeth Laue.
Visitation will be held from 2pm-4pm and 6pm -8pm on November 10th at Lee Funeral Home in Calvert County. The service will be held at Jesus the Good Shepherd, 1601 W. Mt Harmony Road, Owings, MD 20736 on November 11th at 11:00 am. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Jesus the Good Shepherd Cemetery Fund, at the above address or Calvert County Hospice, P.O. Box 838, Prince Frederick, MD 20678.
Arrangements provided by Lee Funeral Home.
|Taylor, Megan Kathleen
|Megan Kathleen Taylor of Waldorf, MD died on October 30, 2013 at her residence. She was 27 years old.|
Megan was a homemaker.
Friends received on Monday, November 4, 2013 from 2-4PM and 6-8PM with a Wake Service at 7PM at Raymond Funeral Service Chapel, 5635 Washington Avenue, La Plata, MD 20646. Mass of Christian Burial on Tuesday, November 5, 2013 at 10AM at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 201 St. Mary's Avenue, La Plata, MD 20646. Interment to follow at the church cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be sent to College Fund for Camden Everett Taylor, c/o Old Line Bank in Waldorf, MD. Arrangements provided by Raymond Funeral Service.
|Unkle, James Elwood
Birth: 1930-06-17 in Washington, D.C.
|James Elwood "Jimmy" Unkle, 83 of Valley Lee, MD died October 30, 2013 at St. Mary's Hospital in Leonardtown, MD.|
Born June 17, 1930 in Washington D.C., he was the son of the late James William Unkle and Thelma Regina Thompson Unkle.
Jimmy was a lifelong resident of St. Mary's County. He proudly served in the United States Army from 1947 to 1950. He was employed by C& P Telephone Company (now Verizon) until his retirement; with over 30 years of dedicated service. He was also employed by Evan's Seafood as a driver and as a dispatcher for the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Department.
He was an avid waterman for many years, and belonged to the Watermen's Association. In the early 70's he enjoyed racing speed boats. He also enjoyed farming, especially riding his John Deere tractor. His hobbies included, dancing, singing karaoke, playing pitch, shuffleboard, bowling, cheering on the Dallas Cowboys, and watching "Molly B's Polka Party." He enjoyed taking his boat, "For the Good Times," to the Florida Keys for the winter.
He was known as the "Helper" by many members of the community for his unending support and service to fellow citizens of the county. He was honored with the Outstanding Citizen Award twice. He was a charter member of the Second District Volunteer Fire and Rescue Squad. However, his greatest love was for his family, especially his grandchildren. He cherished all the time he was able to spend with them.
Jimmy is survived by his children, Kim Raynard Unkle (Patricia) of St. George's Island, MD; Terry Jo Mewhinney (Timothy) of Chester, NY; Robin White (Roger) of Los Alamados, CA, and Donna Lee O'Connor (Daniel) of Valley Lee, MD; his grandchildren, Bobby Jo Gaskill, Noelle O'Connor, Jamie White, Jonathan White, Katherine Unkle, Daniel Unkle, David Helton, Erin Mewhinney, and Kevin Mewhinney; his great grandchildren, Makenzie Gaskill and Addison Gaskill; and his long term companion, Alice Knott.
In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his ex-wife, Patricia Ann Goddard Unkle.
Family will receive friends for Jimmy's Life Celebration on Thursday, November 7, 2013 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., with a prayer service conducted by Rev. Greg Syler at 7:00 p.m., in the Brinsfield Funeral Home, 22955 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown, MD 20650. A Graveside Service will be celebrated by Rev. Joseph Calis on Friday, November 8, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Holy Face Catholic Cemetery, 20408 Point Lookout Road, Great Mills, MD 20634.
Serving as pallbearers will be Frank Norris, nephew; Kevin Mewhinney, grandson; Jonathan White, grandson; Daniel Unkle, grandson; Daniel O'Connor, son-in-law; Bobby Unkle, nephew.
Honorary pallbearers will be Renee Robrecht Reilly, godchild; Roger White, son-in-law; and Tim Mewhinney, son-in-law.
Memorial Contributions may be made to Second District Volunteer Fire and Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 1, Valley Lee, MD 20692.
Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, MD.
|Bassett, Bernard , Jr.
|Mr. Bassett was preceded in death by his wife Veronica. |
He is survived by four children, five grandchildren and one great grandchild.
Mr. Bassett was a past employee of the old Washington Star newspaper and a "Hill Topper" member for many years.
Arrangements provided by Lee Funeral Home.
|Beall, David Robert, Jr.
Birth: 1972-10-22 in Cheverly, Maryland
|David Robert Beall, Jr., 41, of Mechanicsville, MD, passed away on Tuesday, October 29, 2013 in Mechanicsville. He was born October 22, 1972 in Cheverly, MD. He was the son of David Robert Beall, Sr. and Barbara Lee Walker Johnson.|
David was an Officer with the Charles County Sheriff's Office. He was a member of the U.S. Air Force and received many medals, including the Air Force Good Conduct Medal.
David was predeceased by his son, Wyatt James Beall, and his father-in-law, Ray Rothgeb.
David, is survived by his loving wife, Karen, his parents, David R. Beall, Sr. and Barbara Johnson, Step-dad, John Howard Johnson, son, Samuel Morgan Beall, daughter, Faith Elizabeth Beall, brothers, Michael James Beall (Tracey), Jeremiah Patrick Johnson (Tarashay), sisters, Lindsay Suzanne Musgrave (Paul), Regan Elizabeth Johnson, mother-in-law, Gloria Rothgeb and many other relatives.
Friends will be received for David's Life Celebration on Sunday, November 3, 2013 from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m., with prayers at 7:00 pm at Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home, P.A., 30195 Three Notch Road, Charlotte Hall, and MD 20622. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, November 4, 2013, at Immaculate Conception Church, 28297 Old Village Road, Mechanicsville, MD 20659, with Father William Gurnee officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Gardens, 3221 Mattawoman Road, Waldorf, MD 20601.
Pallbearers: Police Honor Guard.
In Lieu of flowers, Memorial Contributions may be made to: The National Foundation for Ectodermal Dysplasias, 6 Executive Dr., Suite 2, Fairview Heights, IL 62208-1360. Arrangements provided by Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home.
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