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|Cullison, John Bernard
Birth: 1932-03-27 in Pearson, Maryland
|John Bernard "Bernie" Cullison, 81, of Ridge, MD died March 27, 2013 at his home in Ridge, MD, surrounded by his loving family. Born March 27, 1932 in Pearson (now Patuxent River Naval Air Station) MD, he is the son of the late J. Henry Cullison Sr. and Ethel M. Trossbach.|
Bernie married his late wife, Pat, on August 3, 1968 at St. Michael's Catholic Church. Before her death on February 13, 2013, they spent 44 wonderful years together.
He farmed, raising livestock and harvesting grain for over twenty-five years. He was then employed by the Office of Public Works at Patuxent River Naval Air Center as a carpenter until his retirement. After retirement, Bernie worked many other jobs, including Carroll's Equipment, Cherry Cove, and Bayshore Nursery. He was a member of Ridge Volunteer Fire Department, serving for over 60 years. He received the Southern Maryland Volunteer Firemen's Association Hall of Fame Award for his dedicated service and commitment to the fire department. He enjoyed wood working, gardening, racing boats and fishing. Bernie was a "jack of all trades" and more amazingly a "master of them all" and he enjoyed teaching others and helping them learn new skills.
Bernie is survived by his children, Randy Norris (Theresa) of Hughesville, MD, Sharon Purcell (Joe) of Ridge, MD, Hal Norris (Lynette) of Saginaw, MI, and Brian Norris (Kim) of Leonardtown, MD; his son-in-law, Bob Thompson of Lexington Park, MD; his grandchildren, JC Leavy, Josh Leavy, Jennifer Purcell, Joey Purcell, Melissa Norris, Angela Norris, Jason Thompson, Jessica Freeman, Jacqueline Norris, Kateline Norris, and Jonathon Norris; eleven great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. His Siblings Agnes C. Bean, Joe Cullison (Margaret), Dorothy Smith, Audrey Pratt, James Henry Cullison Jr.(Sharon), and sister-in law Madeline Cullison.
In addition to his parents and wife, he is preceded in death by his daughter, Nancy Thompson, and brother Billy Cullison.
Pallbearers will be: JC Leavy, Josh Leavy, Joey Purcell, Jason Thompson, Jason Aldridge, and Charles Downs, with Jarrett Leavy and Jonathon Norris serving as Honorary Pallbearers.
Family will receive friends for Bernie's Life Celebration on Monday, April 1, 2013 from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM with prayers recited at 7:00 p.m. at St. Michael's Catholic Church, 16566 Three Notch Road, Ridge, MD 20680. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Reverend Scott Woods at 11:00 a.m. with interment following in the church cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Ridge Volunteer Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 456, Ridge, MD 20680.
Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, MD.
|Sanford, Ralph William
Birth: 1953-09-10 in Washington, DC
|Ralph Sanford of Huntingtown, Maryland, passed away on March 27, 2013. |
He was the loving husband of Nita Sanford and the devoted father of Joseph Sanford (Kim) and Christine Robertson (Brian). He was the grandfather of Seira Peek, Joseph Sanford, Jr., Ashleigh Sanford, Jacob Robertson, Mathew Robertson, Alayna Sanford and Nicholas Robertson. He was the brother of Loretta Horn.
Ralph was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Gladys Sanford and his sister, Barbara Rau.
Ralph was born in Washington, DC and raised in Suitland, Maryland.
He married Nita in February, 1980.
He worked for Verizon and retired in 2008.
Ralph was totally devoted to all his grandchildren. He enjoyed being outdoors and working in the yard. Going to car shows was a favorite past time along with his Corvettes. He was a ‘die hard” Redskin fan and never missed a game.
Ralph was a very generous man with one of the biggest hearts around. He was always willing to help whoever needed him and everyone enjoyed his “wise guy” personality. He will be missed by so many people.
Arrangements provided by Lee Funeral Home.
|Thomas, Marie Katherine
Birth: 1923-12-13 in Syracuse, New York
|Marie Katherine Thomas, 89, of Solomons, MD formerly of Silver Spring and Mt. Airy, MD passed away on March 27, 2013 in St. Mary’s Hospital, Leonardtown, MD. She was born in Syracuse, NY on December 13, 1923 to the late John Wesley White and Anna Lucy Cross White. |
She was the beloved wife to the late Lester G. Thomas who passed away on February 20, 1989.
Marie graduated from Central High School, Washington, D.C. in 1941 and the University of Maryland in 1945. She was a Judicator for the United Mine Workers for thirty eight years. Marie was a member of the Takoma Park Order of the Eastern Star for sixty years, having served as Past Worthy Matron and she was also a member of Argyle Country Club, Silver Spring, MD. She was an avid golfer who scored two holes in one. Marie loved her cats and is survived by Boots and Buster.
Marie is survived by her sister Margie and her husband Ronnie Anderson of Chaptico, MD and nephews John, David, Ronnie, Jr. and Tim Anderson.
A memorial service celebrating her life will be held on Friday, April 5, 2013, 2:00 PM at Asbury~Solomons Auditorium, 11100 Asbury Circle, Solomons, Maryland 20688 with Rev. Meredith Syler officiating. Interment will be private.
Should friends desire contributions may be made in Marie’s memory to Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, P. O. Box 27106, New York, NY 10087-7106 www.mskcc.org.
Arrangements were handled by the Rausch Funeral Home, P. A., Lusby, MD.
|Strong, William Jerome
|William Jerome Strong, 48 of Waldorf, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, March 27, 2013. |
Family and friends will unite on Friday, April 5, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. until time of service at 11:00 a.m. at the Briscoe-Tonic Funeral Home Chapel, 2294 Old Washington Road, Waldorf, MD 20601. Interment will follow at Heritage Memorial Cemetery, 13472 Poplar Hill Road, Waldorf, MD 20601.
Arrangements provided by Briscoe-Tonic Funeral Home.
|Stevens, Mary Virginia
|Mary Virginia Stevens of La Plata, MD died on Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at Prince George's Medical Center in Cheverly, MD. She was 94 years old.|
Daughter of the late Edward Lance Kines and the late Mary Matilda Bowles Kines. Also preceded in death by her husband George Derrick Stevens.
She is survived by her daughter Sharon Thompson of La Plata, MD.
Memorial Service on Monday, April 1, 2013 at 4PM at Grace Lutheran Church in La Plata, MD.
Memorial contributions may be made to Morningside Assisted Living House in Waldorf, MD.
Arrangements provided by Raymond Funeral Service.
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