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|Tononi, Gertrude Louise
|Gertrude Louise Tononi, 81, of Nanjemoy, MD passed into everlasting life on Sept. 19 2013 at University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center. She was born on March 7, 1932 in Young Twp., Indiana Pennsylvania to the late John Nagg and Anna Sabo.|
In addition to her parents she is predeceased by her husband Victor Tononi and first husband John Zagrodnichek: sons Richard Zagrodnichek, Leonard Zagrodnichek, Michael Zagrodnichek: daughter-in-law Mary Zagrodnichek and grandson Tracy Bandy.
She is survived by her sons John Zagrodnichek of Florida, James Zagrodnichek and wife Sherrie King Zagrodnichek, Anthony Tononi and wife Shawn Jones Tononi all of Maryland; step children Diana Tononi Wyatt and husband Tommy Wyatt of Texas, Pam Tononi Bandy and husband Billy Bandy of Kentucky and Victor Tononi and wife Peggy Tononi of Pennsylvania; daughter-in-laws, Debbie Dean of Florida, Deborah Zagrodnichek and Connie Wilburn Zagrodnichek Riggs of Maryland; grandchildren John Ream, Angela Zagrodnichek Sypher, Richard Zagrodnichek, Michael Zagrodnichek, Matthew Zagrodnichek, Pricilla Berkele, Tonae Tononi and Victoria Tononi all of Maryland, Tiffany Tononi and Ruben (Bink) Blake of Virginia, Milissa Zagrodnichek of Florida, Jonnie Zagrodnichek of Louisiana; step grandchildren Eva Hess Midkiff, Mary Hess Coleman, Kristie Hess Cunningham, Larry Hess all of Texas, Paul Tononi, Lisa Tononi and Michele Tononi all of Pennsylvania and 21 great-grandchildren.
She was a homemaker that loved and enjoyed all of her family and friends, word search puzzles, bingo, dancing, coffee, eating crabs and listening to her sons play music while drinking a cold beer.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday September 25, 2013 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8pm at the Arehart-Echols Funeral Home, La Plata, MD. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on September 26, 2013 10 AM at the Sacred Heart Church La Plata, MD.
Pallbearers will be James Zagrodnichek, Anthony Tononi, Michael Zagrodnichek, Richard Zagrodnichek, Matthew Zagrodnichek, Michael Burch, John Ream and Scott Hurley. Honorary bearers are Robert Scott, Jr., Dickie Smith and Richard Sypher.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association P.O. Box 1889 La Plata, MD 20646.
Arrangements provided by Arehart-Echols Funeral Home.
|Nowlin, Marjorie Ruth
Birth: 1928-04-06 in Sunderland, Maryland
|Marjorie Ruth Nowlin was born in Sunderland, Maryland on April 6, 1928 to the late Ashby Rawlings Sr. and Sarah Morsell-Rawlings, in Calvert County, Maryland. |
She was preceded in her journey by her siblings Stanley Rawlings (Zelma), Ringgold Clayton (Landon), Ashby Rawlings, Jr. (Edna, Evelyn), Eva Smith (Arnett), Charlotte Burriss (Caleb), Landaus Smith (Clarence), Blanche Ward (Benjamin), Sadie Gray (Joseph) and Henry Rawlings.
Marjorie went to eternal rest on Thursday, September 19, 2013 at Prince George's Medical Center.
Marjorie was the ninth child of thirteen children. She attended Calvert County Public Schools. Mt. Hope United Methodist Church was her Alpha and Omega earthly church home.
Marjorie was united in marriage to the late Calvin W. Nowlin. They did not have children of their own, however, Marjorie had her pet dogs Lance, Princess, Lucky and Blue. She loved them dearly. Whenever friends or family stopped by, she asked if you want something to eat. Laughing she would say, "I have some dog food", surprisingly to the visitors the food was baked chicken, ham or roast beef, the exact same offerings she provided her prized pets.
Marjorie and Calvin had a printing business. Calvin was a Capital Cab owner/driver, Cab Number 210. Their company printed the cab driver manifest forms for all taxicab companies in Washington, DC for many years. Capital Cab also hosted many events at the Marshall Hall Amusement Park and Marjorie assisted in preparing the food.
Marjorie was very generous. When she visited family in Calvert County, Marjorie came there rich but returned home poor, meaning that she gave her all to her family. She would bring food for the family, such as fresh fish, macaroni and cheese, corn bread and clothes.
When relatives graduated from high school, she took them in and made them pay rent. As a good money manager, Marjorie would deposit the money in a savings account unbeknown to them. When they left her home, she gave them the bankbook with the money she saved.
Marjorie also loved gardening. When you asked her what was the name of a flower in her yard, she would respond, it is pretty flower and that was enough. She kept her yard neat and beautiful. She would also help keep her neighbor's grass cut, plant flowers in their garden and remove snow from their driveway when needed. She loved her neighbors and was an outstanding member of the 44th Street Neighborhood Association. Marjorie was also the neighborhood chauffeur. She would take others to the shopping mall, to their doctor's appointments and wherever else one needed to go.
Marjorie was employed at the United States Supreme Court as a Chef for many years. She was known to prepare personal meals for the Supreme Court Justices at their request, especially for Justice Clarence Thomas. She was highly recognized for her work ethic.
Marjorie leaves to cherish her memories, sisters Emma Kent (Jewell), Mildred Wills (Calvin) and Ida Rice (Stephen), brother-in-law Benjamin Ward (Blanche); loving niece and nephew-in-law, Thelma and Joseph Spriggs; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Arrangements provided by Sewell Funeral Home.
|Dorsey, John Elvis
|John Elvis Dorsey, 56 of Lexington Park, MD, passed away on September 19, 2013. John was born on May 31, 1957 to parents George C. Dorsey and Frances C. Dorsey. He graduated from Great Mills High School in June, 1977. |
John enlisted in the U.S. National Guard and the United States Marine Corp, touring such places as Okinawa, Japan, Paris Island, S.C., Camp Pendleton, CA and finally honorably discharged from Quantico, VA.
After serving in the military, he maintained several different jobs in Philadelphia, PA, Jacksonville, FL and in Maryland, until his health warranted his retirement.
John was predeceased in death by his mother, Frances C. Dorsey; father, George C. Dorsey and brother, Joseph A. Whalen.
He leaves behind to cherish his memories, one daughter, Kia Hebb (Terrence); two granddaughters, LaDrea and Alisa; one grandson, Darrell Jr.; one brother, James (Vietine) Dorsey, of Lexington Park, MD; six sisters, Evelyn Holford, of Memphis, TN, Lorraine Williams, of Baltimore, MD, Betty A. Goforth, Jussell T. Johnson (Wayne), V. Elena Ball, of Lexington Park, MD and Phyllis M. Griffith (Tony), of Hagerstown, MD and a very special friend, James Chase.
Official Pallbearers will be Greg Whalen, Frank Bennett, Edward Whalen, Joseph Greenwell, Kenneth Thomas and James Chase.
Visitation will be on Saturday, October 5, 2013 at 11:30 am until Mass of Christian Burial at 12 noon at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 22375 Three Notch Road, Lexington Park, MD. Interment will be on Tuesday, October 8, 2013 at 10:00 am at Cheltenham Veterans Cemetery, Cheltenham, MD.
Arrangements by Briscoe-Tonic Funeral Home, Mechanicsville, MD.
|Bowler, Clara Mae
Birth: 1922-05-01 in Chesapeake Beach, Maryland
|Clara Mae Plater Bowler departed this life on Thursday, September 19, 2013 at MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center, Clinton, Maryland, after a good fight.|
She was born May 1, 1922 to Elizabeth Earle and Jesse Plater in the town of Chesapeake Beach, Calvert County Maryland. The youngest of three (deceased brothers Alvin and Elzie Eugene), she resided with her grandmother and grandfather (Maggie and Reverend David Earle) until she joined her mother in Washington, D.C. as a teenager. She attended District public schools where she met her life-long friend Edith Tombs (for 76 years), who went to be with the Lord in May of 2012.
In her young adulthood, Clara met and married her late husband, Ernest H. Bowler of Gordonsville, VA, who passed away in May of 2001. This God-ordained union produced three children, Eurcelle, Ernest Jr., and Earl.
Clara grew in grace and was a dedicated member of St. Edmonds United Methodist Church in Chesapeake Beach, MD from a very early age. She and Ernest later joined Park Road Community Church in Washington, DC, where they both actively participated in various church ministries.
Clara was a devoted employee of the Federal Government for over 30 years, retiring from the Department of the Army as a clerk typist on March 5, 1978. As an employee, she made many friends, received numerous commendations for outstanding service, and had a reputation for being efficient, hard working and pleasant. During her early employment, she attended the School for Secretaries and Cortez Peters School for Typing, where she learned to type over 100 words per minute.
Some of her favorite pastimes included entertaining (she loved setting a beautiful dining room table), visiting family and friends, talking with people, reading the newspaper, watching sports, going on trips away from home, playing cards, dancing, riding out in the city with family while eating a large dish of frozen custard (her favorite all-time dessert), and playing the piano while trying to sing (she took piano lessons and singing lessons after she retired and would chuckle whenever she still made a boo-boo while trying to play her favorite hymns). She also took driving lessons late in life and could be seen by some flying down the city streets on her way to work at the Pentagon in Virginia with her hair flying in the wind.
She will also be remembered for being God-fearing, kind, outgoing, generous, honest, a servant to the sick and needy, and having a larger than life persona. Being as full of life as she was, needless to say, it cramped her style to have been confined to the bed for the past five years.
She is survived by one daughter, Eurcelle Aurita Lewis, two sons, Ernest Hastings. Jr. (Lillian) and Earl Avery (Carolyn); grandchildren Jocelyn Berthay, Joseph Lewis Jr., Eric Bowler and April Bowler; nine great grandchildren and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.
Arrangements provided by Sewell Funeral Home.
|Schuman, Jimmie Dale, Sr.
|Jimmie Dale Schuman, Sr., 74 of California, MD died September 18, 2013 at his home. Born July 7, 1939 in Decatur, IL. He was the son of the late John Joseph Schuman, Sr. and the late Rosalie Nichols Schuman.|
Jimmie entered the U.S. Air Force on August 1, 1957. He attended Chinese language school at Yale University, graduated from the Air Force Academy in 1963, and became an Air Force pilot. After 34 years in the Air Force he retired as a Colonel in 1991. During his career he spent a year in Vietnam as a Helicopter gunship pilot for special operations where he was awarded the Silver Star, 3 Distinguished Flying Crosses and 10 Air Medals. He has travelled to 40 nations and had tours in Hawaii, Nevada, twice in Germany, a total of 20 different locations. Along the way he met Jimmy Doolittle, Vice President George Bush Sr., Bob Hope and many others because he was in the right place at the right time.
He received a master's degree in Aeronautical Engineering at the Air Force Institute of Technology at Wright Patterson Air Force Base Ohio. His career highlights included the Vietnam War, the 1973 Israeli War, flying the C-5 Galaxy the largest aircraft in the world at the time and working with the men and women he met along the way on his many Air Force assignments. He was a Christian man and faithful to the Lord Jesus, so as 2 Corinthians 5:8 says; to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord where we are sure he has started his eternal bliss.
He is survived by his wife, Martha Jane Thorne Schuman, sons Jimmie Dale Schuman, Jr. (Donna, Deceased), Gregory F. McVerry (Lorrie), Bruce E Schuman (Diane), daughter, Sharon C. Hall (Chris), brothers, Richard L. Schuman, Gene A. Schuman, Darrell L. Schuman (Lynne), sisters, Maxine L. Estell (Frosty), Shirley J. McDuffy.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brothers, Arthur H. Schuman, John Joseph Schuman, Jr. Kenneth Schuman, Donald D. Schuman, Ralph E. Schuman and Ronald R. Schuman.
Family will receive friends for Jimmie's Life Celebration on Sunday, September 22, 2013 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home, P.A. A Funeral Service will be held on Monday, September 23, 2013 at Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home, P.A. in Charlotte Hall, MD at 10:00 AM. Sam Lehman will be officiating. Interment will follow at Resurrection Cemetery, Clinton, MD. Pallbearers will be: Brian McVerry, Greg McVerry, Justin McVerry, Bruce Schuman, Kevin McVerry, Jim Schuman.
Memorial Contributions may be made to: Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation www.pulmonaryfibrosis.org
Arrangements provided by Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home.
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