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Pillard, Oliver Ray
Birth: Friday, July 28, 1939
Residence: Dunkirk, Maryland
Death: Monday, June 06, 2016 at the age of 76
Laid to Rest: in the Resurrection Cemetery, Clinton, Maryland
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Oliver Ray Pillard AKA Ray, ORP, Dad, Grandpa, GPa, Peepaw, brother, uncle, Big Papa and friend was born and raised in Lincoln, Nebraska on July 28, 1939. He was the son of Ray Ernest and Ethel Eula (Carpenter) Pillard. He had one sister, who preceded him in death, Betty Mae and brother-in-law, John Sutorka, and two nieces and two nephews.

After graduating from high school, he joined the Navy and served two years. When asked his choice of place of duty he asked for west coast shore duty and was assigned east coast land duty. Many are grateful of that drastic contrast because that is where he met Mary Ann Hughes and their legacy began! He was welcomed into the Hughes family right from the start adding sisters and brothers Bobby, Carol, Bev and Dave, and Fran and Eddie and again many nieces and nephews. From that beginning there were five children born over the span of 20 years, Sandy, Debbie, Donna, Timmy, and Theresa. Over the next twenty or so years the family grew even more with the addition of sons, Venton, and Brad and daughter in law, Shanna. He never considered them in laws but sons and daughter in love.

And then the grand children started coming and coming and they kept on coming, with three great grandchildren holding up the rear, Christina, Katheryn, Joshua (Sammi), Joseph, Jesse, Elizabeth, Rebekah, Justin, Kelly (Nick), Matthew, (Kellcey), Tyler Keith, Robbie, Landon, Christopher, Tyler Bradley, Dylan, Emma and the greats, Aiden, Paxton and Finn. Sadly after 49 wonderful years of marriage, MaryAnn preceded him in death in 2009.

In the beginning of his working career he held down a full time job, as well as two part time jobs, one of which was selling knives door to door and he was still the proud owner of the one and only set he sold LOL! While raising his young family he began working holding several positions such as in the Navy Photo Center, Federal Office Supply, Safeway meat cutter, a Cartographic Technician, and took classes at the community college. Eventually he ended up an Intelligence Research Specialist with top secret clearance. We have no idea what he did because he would have had to kill us if he told us! After 34 years of working he retired all so he could go back as a contractor so he could continue to pay for college. A few years after that, he REALLY retired.

He began enjoying fishing, golf and some trips to Atlantic City and most of all spending time with the grandkids at sports events, grandparent's day at school, and the many other activities they were involved with. He spent many hours watching kids in the pool, horsing around, playing catch and just loving their infectious energy around him. He snuck many tickles in there too. Excitement hardly describes the purchase of his 2010 black Camaro and his love for driving it, not to mention how much he loved to hear the many compliments about his car and how great he looked in it everywhere he went!

The last few years he added another activity that was all just for him, playing Texas Hold'em at a few local places. There he met a wonderful group of people that he and his family were so grateful for and happy to know he made such great friends.
Ultimately, on June 6, 2016 he went ALL-IN and lost his hand to heart disease, kidney disease and COPD.

One of the resounding foundations of our family stems from the example of Ray! His hard work, loyalty, commitment, faithfulness, forgiveness, sensitivity, generosity to a fault, endurance, and love were among the many things we all have experienced at one time or another and more often at the same time and love so deeply about him. We are beyond blessed to have been a part of his life and only hope we can carry on his wonderful example.

Arrangements provided by Rausch Funeral Home.

Nelson, Joseph A.
Residence: Great Mills, Maryland
Death: Monday, May 30, 2016
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Joseph A. Nelson, 53, of Great Mills, MD entered into eternal rest on Monday, May 30, 2016. Services will be private. Arrangements provided by Briscoe-Tonic Funeral Home.

Blancato, Louis
Birth: Saturday, June 21, 1930 in Manhattan, New York
Residence: Huntingtown, Maryland
Death: Monday, June 06, 2016 at the age of 85
Laid to Rest: in the Southern Memorial Gardens, Dunkirk, Maryland
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Louis Blancato Jr., 85, of Huntingtown, Maryland passed away on June 6, 2016 at home surrounded by his family following a brief illness. Born June 21, 1930 in Manhattan, New York he was the son of Italian immigrants; Louis and Julia Giorgi Blancato.

He married the love of his life and best friend, Bella Theresa Mazza on March 13, 1948 in Bronx, New York, spending the next 68 years together. In 1953 with their three children, they moved from New York to Maryland where Lou joined the Washington Metropolitan DC Police Department, graduating from the 130th police academy class on April 1, 1954. This would be the start of a long and very notable and rewarding career, which would last for the next 26 years. By December of 1956, Lou attained the rank of Detective in the old Ninth Precinct. From there, he transferred to the Robbery Squad in Headquarters where he attained the rank of Detective Sergeant by September 1961. By October 1963, Lou had been promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Detective in the Fourth District. Lou retired from the Metropolitan Police Department in March 1979.

In addition to the raising of his loving family and his law enforcement career, Lou also managed to find time on weekends to enjoy being a gentleman farmer for many years on a small farm in West Virginia tending to his apple orchard, gardening and hunting with his sons. He was also a member of the Calvert Elks Lodge #2620 and the Association of Retired Police, Washington, DC.

Lou is survived by his loving wife Bella; five children, Richard (Linda) of Capon Bridge, W.V., Juliana Ellett (Gerald Broome) of North Beach, MD, Nancy Koch of Crofton, MD, Louis (Cathy) of Chesapeake Beach, MD, and Charles (Susan) of Little River, NC; nine grandchildren, Jennifer Huff, Barry Muffley, Nichole Opkins, Melissa Hulse, Wayne Koch, Stephanie Blancato, Carley Blancato, Richard "Pete" Blancato, Jr, Ashley Blancato; nine great grandchildren as well as several nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death where his parents and sister, Rena Calcagno of Syracuse, New York. Memorial contributions may be made to Calvert Hospice, P.O. Box 838, Prince Frederick, MD 20678. Arrangements provided by Lee Funeral Home.

Taylor, Robert Morris
Birth: Monday, March 03, 1941 in Washington, D.C.
Residence: Lady Lake, Florida
Death: Saturday, June 04, 2016 at the age of 75
Laid to Rest: Thursday, June 16, 2016 in the Maryland Veterans Cemetery, Cheltenham, Maryland
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Robert Morris Taylor of Lady Lake, Florida formerly of La Plata, Maryland, died on June 4, 2016 in Summerfield, Florida. He was 75 years old. Born on March 3, 1941 in Washington, DC, he was the son of the late Vivian Marie Blake and the late Melvin Gilbert Taylor. In addition to his wife, Mr. Taylor was preceded in death by his wife Barbara Ann Taylor.

Visitation on Wednesday, June 15, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM with Funeral Services at 7:00 PM at the Raymond Funeral Service, P.A. 5635 Washington Avenue La Plata, MD 20646. Interment will take place on Thursday, June 16, 2016 at 11AM at the Maryland Veterans Cemetery 11301 Crain Highway, Cheltenham, MD 20623. Arrangements provided by Raymond Funeral Service.

Bobo, Aaron Maynard
Birth: Tuesday, August 10, 1976
Residence: Solomons, Maryland
Death: Saturday, June 04, 2016 at the age of 39
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