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|Cullins, Arlene Candela
Birth: 1934-11-27 in Brooklyn, New York
|Arlene Candela Cullins, 79, of Clements, MD died January 29, 2014 at her residence surrounded by her loving family. Born November 27, 1934 in Brooklyn, NY she was the daughter of the late Dr. Pompeo Benjamin Candela and Gwendolen "Cormack" Candela.|
Arlene was voted St. Mary's County Fair Queen of Tolerance in 1951 and graduated from St. Mary's Academy in 1952. On October 24, 1953, she married her husband of 60 years, William Russell "Russ" Cullins, Jr.
Arlene spent her life volunteering and helping others. She was always happy to help anyone in their time of need. She was a volunteer at Birthright/CareNet of Southern Maryland and the St. Mary's County Right to Life for thirty years. She was a 4-H All Star Leader for forty five years and participated as a judge at the St. Mary's County Fair. She was a member of the St. Mary's County Literacy Council and tutored at the local jail and in the community. Arlene also volunteered at St. Mary's Hospital for several years.
Arlene had a very strong faith and devoted her life to her family and the Catholic Church. She enjoyed attending daily Mass and participating in church prayer groups. For twenty five years Arlene was a participant in the annual March for Life in Washington, DC. She was very active in all aspects of Sacred Heart Church. She served as lector, cleaned the church, worked in the gift store and always helped at the church dinners. When her children attended Holy Angels Sacred Heart School, Arlene volunteered her time whenever it was needed.
Arlene is survived by her husband, Russ Cullins; children, Cathy Zuza (Jack) of Pittsburgh, PA, Bill Cullins (Sharon) of Clements, MD, David Cullins (Anne Mary) of Clements, MD, Betsey Roy of Bar Mills, ME, Maureen LaMoria (Jerry) of Portland, ME, Tim Cullins (Sally) of Clements, MD, Anne Davis (Wayne) of Leonardtown, MD, Chris Cullins (Lynn) of Mechanicsville, MD; twenty two grandchildren; ten great grandchildren; and siblings, Marianne Stone of Hogansville, GA and Jack Candela (Mary Ada) of Leonardtown, MD. She was preceded in death by her grandson, Patrick Zuza.
Family will receive friends for Arlene's Life Celebration on Sunday, February 2, 2014 from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at the Brinsfield Funeral Home, 22955 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown, MD 20650. Prayers will be recited at 5:00 p.m. followed by Optimist prayers. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Reverend Charles Cortinovis on Monday, February 3, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church, 23080 Maddox Road, Bushwood, MD 20618. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
Serving as pallbearers will be her grandchildren, Jeremy Burns, Josh McLeod, Sean Zuza, Brian LaMoria, David Cullins, Jr., Brandon Cullins, Paul Roy, Gregory LaMoria, Christopher Cullins and Mark Cullins. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be the Seventh District Optimist Club.
Memorial contributions may be made to Birthright/CareNet of Southern Maryland, P.O. Box 633, Governmental Center, Leonardtown, MD 20650 or Hospice of St. Mary's, P.O. Box 625, Leonardtown, MD 20650.
Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, MD.
|Boyd, Robert Wayne
Birth: in Weirton, West Virginia
|Robert Wayne “Bob” Boyd, 67 of Lusby, MD passed away on January 29, 2014 at this residence. He was born November 11, 1946 in Weirton, WV to the late Walter Boyd and Mary Dunay Boyd. |
Bob married his beloved wife Ellen on June 20, 1970.
Bob is survived by his wife, Ellen L. Boyd of Lusby, MD; his son, Tim Boyd and his wife Cheyenne of California, MD; siblings, Walter Boyd of Crescent City, CA, Richard Boyd and his wife Judy of Nineveh, IN, Mary Ann Thorne of Richmond, OH and Jean Tinstman of Pittsburgh, PA and two grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at the Rausch Funeral Home, P.A., 20 American Lane, Lusby, MD on Sunday, February 2, from 2:30-4:00 PM, where a prayer service will be held at 4:00 PM with Father John Mattingly officiating. Mass of Christian burial will be offered at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church, 90 Alexander Lane, Solomons, MD on Monday, February 3, at 11:00 AM with Father Marco Schad officiating. Interment will take place at the Maryland Veterans Cemetery, Cheltenham, MD on Tuesday, February 11, at 2:00 PM with military honors by the U.S. Air Force.
Should friends desire contributions may be made in Bob’s memory to Calvert Hospice, P. O. Box 838, Prince Frederick, MD 20678.
Arrangements provided by Rausch Funeral Home.
|Leitch, John William, III
Birth: 1933-05-20 in Prince Frederick, Maryland
|John William “Billy” Leitch III, 80, of Owings passed away January 29, 2014 at Solomons Nursing Center. He was born May 20, 1933 in Prince Frederick to John William, Jr. and Grace Louise (Ward) Leitch. |
Billy was raised in Huntingtown and graduated from Calvert High School in 1950. He then attended St. James Preparatory School in Hagerstown, MD in 1951, and attended the University of Maryland in College Park for two years before being drafted into the United States Army in 1953. After two years of service, he was honorably discharged and returned to the University of Maryland, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in physical education in 1955.
Billy married Beverly Jane Whittington in November 1955, and they made their home on the family farm in Owings.
He was employed by Southern Maryland Oil as a plant manager, retiring in 1997 after 34 years.
Billy also managed and worked the family farms in Owings and Huntingtown. He was a member of the Calvert County Farm Bureau, the Stallings-Williams American Legion Post 206 in Chesapeake Beach and All Saints Episcopal Church in Sunderland, where he served on the Vestry and Cemetery committees and was also an usher.
Billy served as Chairman of the Calvert County Property Tax Assessment Appeal Board from 1970-1976. In his leisure time, Billy enjoyed farming, upland and waterfowl hunting and was an avid sports fan.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and his wife Beverly Whittington Leitch, who passed away February 9, 1999.
Billy is survived by children Lori Prevost of Huntingtown, Marcia Leitch of Bethesda, Karen Katsiyiannis of Temecula, CA, and John Whittington Leitch of Owings. Also surviving are a sister Jane Leitch of Huntingtown, grandchildren Mallory Reading, Christina, Thomas and Beverly Katsiyiannis, and a great-grandson Brady Reading.
Arrangements provided by Rausch Funeral Home.
|Gardiner, Christine Simms
Birth: 1970-11-21 in Leonardtown, Maryland
|Christine “Chrissy” Simms Gardiner, 43 of Drayden, MD passed away on January 24, 2014 at St. Mary’s Hospital. Born on November 21, 1970, in Leonardtown, MD, she was the loving daughter of John J. Simms, III, and Sheila Ann Simms both of Drayden, MD. |
Christine was the loving wife of Douglas T. Gardiner, III, whom she married on February 13, 1993 in Valley Lee, MD.
Christine is survived by her children; Sarah K and Allison M. Gardiner both of Drayden, MD, and brother John J. "Jack" Simms, IV of Forrest Hill, MD. Christine is survived by her Nieces and Nephews; Abigail I. Simms and Victoria A. Simms both of Forrest Hill, MD, Tyler J. Gardiner, Brooke E. Gardiner and Shelby N. Gardiner all of Salisbury, MD, Meagan L. Gardiner, and Mallory L. Gardiner both of Connth, TX, Mother in law Nancy R. Gardiner of Ocean City, MD, Sisters in law Susan Gardiner of Connth, TX, Kristen Simms of Forest Hill, MD, Cindy Gardiner of Salisbury, MD, and brother in law James Gardiner of Salisbury, MD.
Christine graduated from St. Mary’s Ryken High School in 1988, and graduated from Potomac State College in 1991 with an Associates Arts Degree. She was a lifelong St. Mary’s County resident, and was President of Simms Insurance Agency for 23 years.
Christine enjoyed horseback riding, boating, and watching Sarah and Ally play sports.
The family will receive friends on Monday, February 3, 2014 from 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM with prayers recited at 7:00 PM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home Leonardtown, MD. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 10:00 AM in St. George Catholic Church, Valley Lee, MD with Father Paul Nguyen officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Pallbearers: Douglass M. Baumann, Tyler Gardiner, James M. Gardiner, Gary Cox, David Esham, and John J. Simms, IV. Honorary Pallbearer; Michael Esham.
Contributions may be made to the Little Flower School 20410 Point Lookout Road Great Mills, MD 20634.
Arrangements provided by the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, Leonardtown, MD.
|Jahn, Marlene Ann
Birth: 1936-08-25 in Sauk Rapids, Minnesota
|Marlene Ann "Marti" Jahn, 77, of St. Mary's City, died peacefully in her sleep at her home on Tuesday, January 28, 2014, after a battle with bladder cancer. Born August 25, 1936 in Sauk Rapids, MN, she was the daughter of the late Rudolph Paulson and Kathryn Florence Cornish and sister to her late brothers, Wayne and Donald Paulson.|
Marti spent her school years in Sauk Rapids where she met her future husband when she was only 11. Upon graduating from Sauk Rapids High School she enlisted in the Air Force. As a young Airman First Class and serving as an X-Ray technician in Biloxi, MS, Marti married her high school sweetheart Jim Jahn on the last day of the year in 1956. With the news of their first child, she received an honorable discharge and happily assumed the role of wife, mother, and backbone to the family. She had a dedicated and fulfilling life for 28 years as a Marine Corps wife and mother to their children. Jim and Marti retired to St. Mary's in 1983 and soon after started the defense contracting company, Jahn Corporation. She served as President and CEO through its development into the successful small business it remains today. She enjoyed time spent with her family and friends and her grandchildren were the light of her life.
Marti is survived by her sons, Doug and his wife Sue, Jay and his wife Kay, Drew and his wife Elaine; and her daughter, Kakie and her husband Pete Miluski; and her ten grandchildren: Matt Miluski, Tyler Miluski, Kallie Jahn, Katie Jahn, Kristi Miluski, Kassi Jahn, Molly Jahn, Brody Jahn, Lindsey Jahn, and James Jahn III. In addition to her parents, Marti was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, James D. Jahn, Colonel USMC (Retired); and her brothers, Wayne Paulson and Donald Paulson.
The family will receive friends for Marti's Life Celebration on Friday, January 31, 2014 from 5:00 - 8:00 pm, with prayers recited at 7:00 pm, at Brinsfield Funeral Home, 22955 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown, MD 20650. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Reverand Peter Giovanoni on Saturday, February 1, 2014 at 11:00 am at St. Michael's Church, 16566 Three Notch Road, Ridge, MD 20680. Interment will follow at the church cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Michael's Church, P.O. Box 429, Ridge, MD 20680.
Arrangements are being provided by Brinsfield Funeral Home in Leonardtown.
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