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|Gross, Parran Napoleon
Birth: 1923-09-03 in Calvert County, Maryland
|Parran Napoleon Gross was born on September 3, 1923 in Calvert County, Maryland. Parran was known to family and friends as "Poley". He was one of eight children born to the union of Major James and Emma S.E. Gross. Parran completed his earthly life on August 20, 2013 at Solomons Nursing Center.|
Parran was a lifelong resident of Calvert County where he attended the public schools. He joined Eastern U.M. Church at an early age. He was very involved with his church. His passion was singing. He was a member of Eastern's Methodist Mens' Choir and a Lay Speaker. Parran was often asked to be MC for many churches, for many programs.
Parran was in the military for a short period of time, where he proudly served his country. At the end of his service he was honorably discharged. In 1950, Parran and Barbara Brooks were joined in marriage; to this union was born three children: Parran Jr., Delithia, and Reginald.
Over the years, Parran worked at Patuxent Naval Air Station where he did maintenance work. He also drove the ferry from Solomons Island to Patuxent Naval Air Station. Parran continued working for the U.S. government for 25 years. He also worked at the ship yard in Drum Point, Maryland.
Parran was a member of the American Legion Post #220 as well as the Eureka Lodge P.H.A.. His pastimes included singing, fishing, and helping others. He took special care in tending to his parents needs throughout their time of sickness.
Parran and Barbara divorced after many years of marriage. After some time had passed Parran later married Mary Garner, whom he loved dearly.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Major and Emma Gross; wife, Mary Gross; brothers, Johnson and Major; sisters, Ella Mae Cooke, Evelyn Gross, Delithia Gross, and Jeannette Howe Robinson; one daughter, Doris Watkins Williams; and one son-in-law, Joseph Harris.
He leaves to mourn: one brother, Irvin Gross; two sons, Parran (Beatriz) and Reginald (Tanya); two daughters, Delithia and Towanda (Robert); three step-daughters, Eliza Foote (William), Mary Ellen Weems (Sammy), and Doris Payne (Johnny); three sisters-in-law, Florence E. Gross, Sarah Gross, and Daisy Gross; a special friend, Zelma (Cookie) Briggs; 12 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Arrangements provided by Sewell Funeral Home.
|Reimer, Eugene Thomas
Birth: 1933-12-08 in New Brunswick, New Jersey
|Eugene Thomas Reimer passed away at the age of 79 on August 19, 2013, at his son’s home in Saint Leonard, Maryland. His two sons, Donald Reimer and Neil Reimer were at his side when he peacefully passed away.|
Eugene joined the US Navy at the age of 17 and retired after 30 years of service as Master Chief Petty Officer. He worked under President Johnson’s Administration specializing in Nuclear Defense. After retiring from the Navy, he worked at the Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant in Lusby, MD as a Nuclear Health Physicist and retired after 20 years of service with the Power Plant.
Eugene was an avid fly fisherman, a cub scout leader, and member of the Knights of Columbus 5th Degree Color Guard, serving as Secretary and Treasurer for the Knights, assisted in organizing the Special Olympics in Southern Maryland. He was also a member of the American Legion in Lusby, MD. He was a devoted Catholic and loving husband and father.
He was born December 8, 1933, in New Brunswick, NJ to Arthur and Rose Reimer.
He had a special roommate who shared the nursery with him at Saint Peters Hospital in New Brunswick, NJ. They were both born at the same hospital, on the same day, same month, and same year. Their mothers shared the same hospital room after giving birth. This special roommate would turn out to be his future wife Anna Elizabeth Papp. They knew each other from day one.
He was preceded in death by both his parents and his wife.
He is survived by his 9 children, Eugene T Reimer Jr and his wife, Susan, of Yorktown, VA, Robert C Reimer of Mount Holly, NC, Donald C Reimer of Saint Leonard, MD, Tinamarie F Villani of Seattle, WA, Diann E Mishou and her husband Gary of Saint Leonard, MD, John J Reimer and his wife, Justine of Lusby, MD, Leslie R Bollinger and her husband Steve of Leesburg, FL, Frederick W Reimer and his wife Patty of Boca Raton, FL, and Neil A Reimer of Saint Leonard. MD.
He is survived by 12 grandchildren, Michael and Lauren Reimer of Yorktown, VA, Robert Jr., of Uncasville, CT and Geoffrey Reimer of Mount Holly, NC, Gary Jr., of Solomons Island, MD, Kyle, and Jacob Mishou of Saint Leonard, MD, Rachael and Rebecca Reimer of Lusby, MD, Steven Jr., and Daniel Bollinger of Leesburg, FL, and Frederick Reimer Jr., of Boca Raton, FL and his two great grandchildren Hayden Reimer of Uncasville, CT and Kole Mishou of Saint Leonard, MD. He is also survived by his brother Arthur C Reimer of Warrensburg, NY.
The family will receive friends Thursday, August 22 and Friday, August 23, 2013 at Rausch Funeral Home, 4405 Broomes Island Road in Port Republic, MD from 5 to 8 pm.
A Catholic Mass will be held on Saturday, August 24, 2013 at 10 am at Saint Francis de Sales Catholic Church, in Benedict, MD.
The burial will be held at Arlington National Cemetery alongside his wife Anna at a future date.
Arrangements provided by Rausch Funeral Home.
|Walling, Stacey Lucille
Birth: 1978-12-07 in La Plata, Maryland
|Stacey Lucille Walling, 34 of Lexington Park, MD died August 19, 2013 at her residence. Born December 7, 1978 in La Plata, MD, she was the daughter of the late James Latham Mattingly, and Frances Darlene Hamilton of White Post, VA. |
Stacey is survived by her husband Lloyd C. Walling whom she married on December 7, 2011 in Leonardtown, MD, daughter Kayla Christian of Lexington Park, MD, siblings; Michael Mattingly of Lexington Park, MD, James L. Mattingly, III of Florida, Katrina Whittington of White Post, VA, and Tonya Knott of Newburg, MD. Stacey moved to St. Mary’s County in 2011 from Calvert County, she graduated from Chopticon High School. Stacey was a homemaker, and enjoyed facebook.
The family will receive friends on Friday, August 23, 2013 from 8:30AM to 9:30AM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, Leonardtown, MD. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Friday, August 23, 2013 at 10:00AM in St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Morganza, MD with Father Keith Woods officiating. Interment will follow in Charles Memorial Gardens, Leonardtown, MD. Pallbearers will be; Joey Mattingly, Willy Mattingly, Kenny Scott, Jr., Michael Kane, Mike Buckler, and Wayne Shotwell, Jr.
Arrangements provided by Mattinlgey-Gardiner Funeral Home, Leonardtown, MD.
|Neels, Herman Charles
Birth: 1918-01-31 in Baltimore, Maryland
|Herman Charles Neels, 95, of Charlotte Hall, MD, formerly of Towson, MD passed away on August 18, 2013 at Charlotte Hall Veterans Home.|
He was born on January 31, 1918 in Baltimore, MD, son of the late Edward Neels and the late Lena (Dreyer) Neels.
Mr. Neels served in the Army in France in the Second World War. He was employed by S.C.M. Chemicals and worked in chemical production. He enjoyed reading, hiking, and sporting events.
In addition to his parents, Herman was predeceased by his brother, Edward Neels and a sister, Rose Neels Lahner.
Herman is survived by his nephews, Howard Edward Neels of Kingsville, MD, Carl Neels of Dallas, TX, and Ronald Lahner of North Bradford, CT; and a niece, Carolyn Lahner Richardson of Johnson City, TN.
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 his memory to: Charlotte Hall veterans Home, 29449 Charlotte Hall Road, Charlotte Hall, MD 20622.
|McGuigan, Regina Marie
Birth: 1964-11-05 in Washington, D.C.
|Regina Marie McGuigan, 48, passed away at her La Plata home on Sunday, August 18, 2013.|
Born in Washington DC, Regina grew up amongst a close family who all lived within the same New Carrolton neighborhood. Although an only child, Regina was blessed to have her three cousins living right next door and for the rest of her life she considered them as her brothers.
Regina’s family moved to Charlotte Hall where she attended and graduated from Chopticon High School in 1982. She was remembered in her class as being the “most popular“, and was also chosen twice as the homecoming queen—two titles which reflected both her inner and outer beauty. Regina left high school with two valuable assets, a diploma, and a close friend, Ruth Fultz, who would remain a part of Regina’s life thereafter.
Regina attended college and received a degree in Secretarial Science. She later returned to college and received an additional degree, graduating with honors as a Registered Nurse. She worked within the trauma unit at Washington Hospital Center, later taking a position as a nurse at the Charlotte Hall Veterans Home. Her years in nursing clearly fulfilled Regina’s natural gift of compassion as her patients often remarked they truly felt her warmth and caring.
Regina’s real calling began in 2008 when she became the mother of twins. Her attention, love, and caring toward her children was and is the essence of the word mother. Everyone who knew Regina also knew her greatest love was for her children and her family. Although she was taken at a young age, her children were blessed to feel this tremendous love which will remain with them throughout their lives.
Ever present in Regina’s life was her mother and best friend “Pat”. The two spent countless days and hours together filled with laughter and the sharing of each other’s life. There are no words which can describe the devotion and bond between this mother and daughter, both of whom loved each other with all their heart.
She will be missed among her colleagues at the many fraternal organizations she belonged to such as the Waldorf Elks Lodge, the Clinton American Legion Post and the Ladies Auxiliary of the VFW. Regina’s wonderful, friendly smile and vibrant personality were always a welcome sight. Many have best described her as a truly caring person who considered “everyone” to be her friend. She contributed tremendously to each of these organizations and was always willing to volunteer to help out, especially when it came to a cause involving our veterans.
However, the charity she held closest to her heart, the Charles County Humane Society, went hand-in-hand with her love of animals. Regina volunteered at numerous fundraisers and stopped by to drop off food and other items on a regular basis.
She is survived by her husband Michael McGuigan and their two five year old children, Michael and Mikayla, her mother Patricia Rosetta of La Plata, her father Joseph Rosetta and his wife Gladys of Clements, her beloved cousins Richard Mascaro (Toni) of Gambrills, Michael Mascaro of Charlotte Hall and Robert “Bobby” Mascaro (Pam) of Prince Frederick and their father Richard “Uncle Richie” Mascaro of Bowie, step-sisters Margaret (Brad) Hornbeak and Kendra (Dan) Gilmore, god-parents Michael and Debra Petschk and Mary Claire Bushman and Richard Bamburger.
Viewing on Friday, August 23, 2013 from 2:00-4:00PM and 6:00-8:00PM with a Wake Service at 7PM at Raymond Funeral Service Chapel, 5635 Washington Avenue, La Plata, MD 20646. Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday, August 24, 2013 at 10AM at St. Peters Catholic Church, 3320 St. Peter’s Drive, Waldorf, MD 20601. Interment to follow in the church cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made in her name to the Humane Society of Charles County, PO Box 1015, Waldorf, MD 20604.
Arrangements are being handled by Raymond Funeral Service in La Plata.
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