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|Harrison, Joseph Alexander
Birth: 1920-10-20 in Morristown, Tennessee
|Joseph Alexander Harrison of La Plata, MD left this life and entered into the joy of his Savior's presence on August 27, 2013. He was preceded in death by parents Pressley and Ruth Harrison, and his beloved wife Ruby. He was born October 20, 1920 in Morristown, TN and raised in Knoxville TN, and graduated Knoxville High, Class of 1939B. |
He began a commended 34-year career with the FBI, Ident Division in 1941, interrupted only by WWII service in US Army in the Pacific theater as an MP in the 466th MPEG Co.
He married Ruby "Scoots" Strickland of Barboursville, VA on Feb 26, 1944, and they celebrated 60 years together. They raised three sons, and niece Jan as their daughter.
Joe was active in church, local politics, PTA, Boy Scouts, the American Legion, NRA and the International Association for Identification. He was saved by the grace of GOD through his faith in the LORD Jesus, Christ, March 8, 1953, and ordained as deacon at Temple Hills Baptist Church in 1970. Joe and Ruby retired to La Plata, MD where he continued community service as Beautification Commission chairman and Town Farmers' Market Master until civic retirement as "Market Master Emeritus" in 2012. During his twenty six years of volunteer service in La Plata he accomplished many lasting improvements.
He is survived by sons, Michael (Carolyn), Louisville TN; Robert, Baltimore MD; Kevin (Sherrie), Stafford Va; grandsons Craig, (Nichelle and great-grandson Malcolm), Paul (and great-granddaughter Rosalynn); and niece Janice Strickland Sapp (John), Melbourne, Fl.
A memorial service will be held at First Baptist Church of La Plata, Pastor Wendell Stokes officiating, with a private military honor guard interment at Cheltenham National Cemetery at dates to be determined.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to First Baptist Church of La Plata, 9070 Hawthorne Rd., La Plata, MD 20646.
Arrangements are being made by Arehart-Echols Funeral Home, La Plata, MD.
|Smith, Josephine Mary
Birth: 1917-04-08 in Hudson, Massachusetts
|Josephine Mary (Banis) Smith, 96, of Charlotte Hall, MD and formerly of Ocean City, MD passed away on August 26, 2013 at Charlotte Hall Veterans Home where she had been a resident since January 21, 2013.|
She was born on April 8, 1917 in Hudson, MA, daughter of the late Joseph Alfred Baniewicz and the late Stephanie (Poreda) Baniewicz.
Josephine's first job was working in a wool factory at the age of 12, making 2 cents an hour. You could buy a loaf of bread for 5 cents and butter for 7 cents. She survived the polio epidemic and the 1918 Spanish Influenza. While attending Thayer High School, she held numerous jobs in factories, waited tables and was a lifeguard. She graduated in 1935.
After her marriage in 1940, she and her husband moved to Washington, DC. In 1955 she opened the Accokeek Bake Shoppe. A few years later she moved to Bryans Road and worked for North Indian Head Estates Development. Josephine moved to Ocean City, MD in 1976 and enjoyed gardening and crabbing off her pier.
In addition to her parents, Josephine was predeceased by her beloved husband, Michael Joseph Smith; her son, Jeffrey; her 2 brothers, Steven and Theodore; and 3 of her sisters, Sophie, Ronnie, and Veronica.
Josephine is survived by her children, Philip Smith of La Plata, MD, Jacqueline & husband Eugene St. Clair of Compton, MD and their daughters, Michelle & husband Robert Negro of West Virginia, Stephanie & husband Robert Murphy of California, MD, Jeannine & husband Dave Embree of Navarre, OH, his son, Eugene St. Clair, II and fiancé Melanie Amoss of Arlington, VA; great grandchildren, Caitlin & Haley Murphy, Garrett & Alyssa Embree, Philip's son Jeffrey and his girlfriend Amy; and nephew, Theodore W. Banis, Jr. and family.
Arrangements are being handled by Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home, P.A., 30195 Three Notch Road, Charlotte Hall, MD 20622. A private Celebration of Life will be held for family and friends at a later date.
In Lieu of Flowers, contributions may be made in her memory to: Charlotte Hall Veterans Home, 29449 Charlotte Hall Road, Charlotte Hall, MD 20622.
|Bowling, Elizabeth Lee
Birth: 1930-08-10 in Washington, D.C.
|Elizabeth Lee "Bunky" Bowling 83 of La Plata, Md. died on August 26, 2013 at her home surrounded by her husband and family. She was born on August 10, 1930 in Washington, DC to the late Roger Mason Myers and Maryland Myers.|
She graduated from Bladensburg High School in 1948 and then graduated from Washington School for Secretaries.
She married Gilbert "Buddy" Bowling, Sr. on June 12, 1955. As a young wife and mother, Bunky was a member of the La Plata United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday School. She was a Cub Scout leader, an active member of the Homemakers Club and volunteered at Saint Mary's Bryantown, St. Mary's Academy and Ryken.
In 1988, she and Bud owned and operated tobacco auctions at the Hughesville Tobacco Warehouse, the oldest warehouse in Southern Maryland. They proudly turned the warehouse into an antique flea market known as the Hughesville Bargin Barn, which is still open today. She was also very active in the Charles County Fair where she established the cutest baby contest. In her free time she enjoyed traveling with her husband, reading and spending time with her family. With her beautiful smile, kind hearted soul and tell it as it is personality Bunky will truly be missed!
She is survived by her loving husband of 58 years Gilbert "Buddy" Obie Bowling, Sr., her son Gilbert O. "Buddy" Bowling, Jr. and his wife Cathy of Charlotte Hall, MD, daughters Darlene Lee Damba and her husband John of La Plata, MD, and Laurie Marie Bowling of La Plata, MD, sister Teddy Humphries of Texas, grandchildren Chris and B.J Bowling, Jennifer Neumann, Heather Friedrich, Tyler and Brandon Milbrook. She is also survived by 9 great grandchildren.
The family will receive friends on Monday September 2, 2013 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM with prayers at 7:45 PM at the Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home in Charlotte Hall, MD. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday September 3, 2013 10 AM at the La Plata United Methodist Church La Plata, MD. Interment to follow at Trinity Memorial Gardens in Waldorf, MD.
Pallbearers will be B.J. Bowling, Chris Bowling, Tyler Milbrook, Brandon Milbrook, Brian Bowling, Mitchell Curtis, Jr. and Gilbert O. "Buddy" Bowling, Jr. Honorary Pallbearers will be William "Billy" Roberts, Lloyd Bowling, Ken Parsons, Joseph Stone and John Foster.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Charles County 2505 Davis Rd. Waldorf, MD 20603 or the La Plata United Methodist Church P.O. Box 2824 La Plata, MD 20646.
Arrangements provided by Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home.
Birth: 1930-08-25 in Hasting, Nebraska
|Bob Katzberg, 83, passed away on August 26, 2013 in Charlotte Hall, MD. Born on August 25, 1930 in Hasting, NE, he was the son of the late August Albert and Minnie Katzberg. |
Robert is survived by his children; Robert L. Katzberg, Jr., of California, MD., and Melissa Katzberg, of Stafford, VA, 7 grandchildren, and 7 great grandchildren. Siblings; Wayne Katzberg, and Janice Detour both of Hasting, NE. Robert is preceded in death by his daughter Debbie Katzberg, siblings; Dale, Lee, and Sandy Katzberg.
Bob graduated from Hastings High School, in Hasting, NE. He served in the United States Navy from 1950, retiring after 27 years in 1977. He received 7 Good Conduct Medal Awards; his duty stations included; Key West, FL, Pensacola, Fl, Sanford, FL, Argentina, Newfoundland, Oceana, VA, and NAS, Patuxent River, MD. Robert severed in both the Koran and Vietnam wars; he was a member of the Fleet Reserve Club, and Disabled Veterans.
The family will receive friends on Friday, August 30, 2013 from 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home Chapel, Leonardtown, MD. A graveside Service will be held at a later date in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.
Arrangements provided by Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home.
|Knight, Walter John
Birth: 1946-09-27 in St. Louis, Missouri
|Walter "Wally" John Knight, 66, beloved husband, father and grandfather, passed away on August. 26, 2013 at Frederick Memorial Hospital.|
Residing in Frederick for the past 10 years, he spent most of his adult life in the Waldorf area. He was born on September 27, 1946 to Dillard J. and Alice Marie Knight in St. Louis, Missouri.
Wally was preceded in death by a brother, Billy; a sister, Chrissy; his father and his first wife, Joyce.
After his High School graduation in 1964, he worked for C&P Telephone and then the federal government until his retirement in 2004.
In his spare time he enjoyed photography, cooking, and drag racing. He loved restoring cars from the 50's, 60's and 70's. He was a member of the Maryland Chevelle Club, a moderator on the Chevelle Forum. He was also an active member of Frederick Presbyterian Church.
Wally is survived by his wife,Ginny; 2 children, Jeff Knight of Mechanicsville, MD and Kim Knight-Kost and husband John Kost of Waldorf, MD; his mother, Alice Marie Knight, 2 sisters, Beverly Crites and Patricia Moore, all of Potosi, Missouri; 2 step-children, Jami Morris and Liza Paap; and 6 grandchildren, Brian, Sean and Nicholas Knight, Lanie Kost, Kaleb and Molly Morris.
In Lieu of flowers, please send contributions in Wally's name to Frederick Presbyterian Church, 115 W. 2nd Street, Frederick, MD 21703. Wally always wanted to remodel and update the kitchen.
A celebration of Wally's life will be conducted on August 31, at 11:00am at the church. The Rev. Dr. Eric T. Myers, Pastor will officiate.
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