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|Putnam, Wayne A.
Birth: 1936-12-22 in Kankakee, Illinois
|Wayne A. Putnam, CAPT, USN (Ret.) 75 of Great Mills, MD passed peacefully on November 11, 2012 at his home in Great Mills, MD. Wayne was born on December 22, 1936 in Kankakee, IL to the late Arnie W. Putnam and Freida (Ebling) Putnam.|
Wayne grew up in Kankakee, IL, and graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy, receiving his commission in 1958. In 1959, he completed Naval flight training and was awarded his "wings of gold," commencing his career as a Naval Aviator. Wayne retired in 1987 at the rank of Captain. During his naval career he earned Navy Battle "E", Republic of Vietnam Armed Forces Honor Medal (First Class), Navy Achievement Medal, Air Medal S/F-1, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, Vietnam Service Ribbon, Navy Unit Commendation, Air Force Expeditionary Medal (Cuba), Navy Expeditionary Medal (Cuba), National Defense Service Medal, Expert Pistol Ribbon, Meritorious Service. Throughout his career, Wayne, with the enduring support of his loving wife Beverly Jean (Bowman) Putnam, served our nation with distinction and honor.
Wayne was a devoted husband and father. Wayne had many interests throughout his life, including a life-long love of golf. He would play at every opportunity, traveling frequently to his vacation home in Hilton Head, SC to play every day he was there. He participated in many retired military tournaments with his former Navy class mates, and won several events. He enjoyed teaching his grandson Matthew how to play, and was thrilled that his step great-granddaughter Amber wanted to learn and play with him as well. Wayne also donated much of his time helping local organizations such as Meals-On-Wheels in St. Marys County as well as hospice assisting patients to and from hospitals in Baltimore, MD and Washington, DC area.
Wayne is survived by his daughters, Diana Moeller (Chuck) of Gloucester, VA, Debra Lyn Zurkowski (Robert) of Hollywood, MD; three grandchildren, Michael Zurkowski, Matthew Zurkowski, and Megan Zurkowski; one step granddaughter, Rebecca Kelly Moeller; and four step great grandchildren, Destiny Moeller, Brittany Bowles, Amber Bowles, and Cassie Bowles.
In addition to his parents, he was recently predeceased by his wife, Beverly Jean (Bowman) Putnam.
Family will receive friends for Wayne's Life Celebration on Friday, November 16, 2012 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the Brinsfield Funeral Home, 22955 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown, MD 20650. Prayers will be recited at 6:30 p.m. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, November 17, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at St. John Francis Regis Catholic Church, 43927 St. John's Road, Hollywood, MD 20636. Interment will be in Arlington National Cemetery at a date to be determined.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of St. Mary's, P.O. Box 625, Leonardtown, MD 20650.
Arrangements provided by Brinsfield Funeral Home.
|Gibson, Joanne Patricia
Birth: 1944-01-21 in Washington, DC
|Affectionately known as “Ga,” Mrs. Gibson passed after a long and courageous battle with breast cancer. She was the owner of Southern Police Supply, Inc. in Waldorf, MD for 20 years. |
She loved travelling the world and particularly spending Thanksgiving with her family in Aruba. She enjoyed sewing beautiful clothes for her grandchildren and baking cakes from scratch. She was the most loving and caring mother, grandmother, wife, aunt, and friend to so many.
She is the daughter of the late John Joseph Curling, Sr. and the late Mary Morris Curling of Kensington, MD. Also predeceased by one daughter, Theresa Patricia Gibson.
She is survived by her husband of nearly a half century, Robert Lee Gibson, Sr.; one son, Joseph “Buddy” (Kimberly) Gibson of La Plata, MD; two daughters, Debora (Matthew) Mitchell of La Plata, MD and Michelle (Frank) Jones of Swan Point, MD; two brothers, Thomas E. (Dolores) Curling of Manassas, VA and John J. (Nancy) Curling of Gaithersburg, MD; 10 grandchildren, Nicholas Robey, Haley Spalding, Julia Jones, Maxwell and Aidan Mitchell, Stephen Mancuso and Nicholas, Travis, John, and Mark Gibson; also survived by her close friend, Pam Padgett of VA.
Visitation will be on Thursday, November 15, 2012 from 2-4PM and 6-8PM with a Wake Service at 7PM at Raymond Funeral Chapel (5635 Washington Ave., La Plata, MD 20646). Funeral Service will be held on Friday, November 16, 2012 at 11AM at St. Ignatius Catholic Church (8855 Chapel Point Rd., Port Tobacco, MD 20677) with clergy, Fr. Greg Coan. Interment will follow at St. Ignatius Catholic Church Cemetery in Port Tobacco, MD. Pallbearers will be Sheriff Rex Coffey, M/CPL David Fromme, Capt. Lynn, Sgt. Scott Willis, Officer Manning Rivera, and Cpl. Patrick McCue.
Arrangements provided by Raymond Funeral Service.
|Kent, Roberta Catherine
Birth: 1918-12-20 in Calvert County Maryland
|Roberta Catherine Smith Kent was born December 20, 1918 to the late William and Sarah Rebecca Smith in Calvert County Maryland. On November 11, 2012, Roberta transitioned this life to be with the Lord from the Calvert County Nursing Center in Prince Frederick Maryland, where she resided for over 15 years.|
Roberta, affectionately known as Sis, Aunt Berta, and Aunt Bitten was the second of 6 siblings. She was educated in Calvert County public schools and later attended Beauty School in Washington, DC. Roberta worked as a domestic worker and later became a licensed beautician working out of her own home. Her cooking could keep you eating for days, especially her coconut cakes.
She accepted Christ as her personal savior at an early age. Roberta attended Mt. Hope United Methodist Church with her family. She later joined Young’s United Methodist Church, where she faithfully worshiped with her beloved husband, the late Thomas Pinkney Kent. When Young’s UMC closed their doors she continued her worship at Patuxent United Methodist Church until her health began to fail.
Roberta was a caring and giving person, no matter what the problem was, if you took it to her it was solved. While living in Washington, DC, she was able to teach her Cousin Gladys and other younger family members to use public transportation; provided a place to stay for many of her nieces and nephews and shared her wisdom with anyone who needed it. Thou she never had children of her own, Roberta was a “MOM” to many. While she was small in stature, she was a giant to her family members, also dressing in style and always looking her best.
Roberta was affectionately cared for by her cousin Gladys Kent and other family members in her home until she was moved to the Nursing Facility. Here she received loving care by the staff under the watchful eyes of her sister, the late Elsie Boone and her Cousin Gladys Kent.
Preceding her in death: her parents, William and Sarah Smith; her beloved husband, Thomas Pinkney Kent; three brothers, Therman, Arnett, and William Smith; two sisters, Elsie Boone and Mildred Smith.
She leaves to cherish her loving memories her brother-in-law Gayhart Kent, and her sister-in-law Beth Jones, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. She will be greatly missed.
10:00 am to 11:00 am on Monday, November 19, 2012 at Sewell Funeral Home's Chapel, 1451 Dares Beach Road, Prince Frederick, Maryland 20678.
11:00 am on Monday, November 19, 2012 at Sewell Funeral Home's Chapel, 1451 Dares Beach Road, Prince Frederick, Maryland 20678.
Arrangements provided by Sewell Funeral Home.
|Taylor, Clarence Edward
Birth: 1932-02-21 in Park Hall, Maryland
|Clarence Edward Taylor, 80, of Dameron, Maryland, passed away on November 10, 2012 at FutureCare Pineview Nursing and Rehabilitation Centre in Clinton, Maryland. Clarence was born on February 21, 1932 in Park Hall, MD, to the late Samuel C. Taylor, Sr. and Mary Luvenia Matthews Taylor. |
Clarence graduated from Jarboesville High School and was drafted into the United States Army on November 18, 1952 and served during the Korean War until released from active military service on November 17, 1954, receiving the Korean Service Medal, United Nation Service Medal and the National Defense Service Medal. He was honorably discharged from the United States Army on December 7, 1960. After being released from active military service, Clarence was employed by the Public Works Department, U.S. Naval Air Station, Patuxent River, MD., for 34 years, retiring on February 27, 1987.
Clarence was a member of Zion United Methodist Church until he met the love of his life, Elizabeth Josephine "Betty" Gant, whom he married on February 26, 1955. Clarence was later baptized in the Catholic Faith and was a devoted member until his illness. After 45 years of marriage, he lost that very special person on April 18, 2000. Clarence was a very quiet person. Although Clarence and Betty never had children, they nurtured Judson Mark Barnes, John Stevens, and Cynthia Thomas Webb as their own and also many other children.
Clarence leaves to cherish his memory John Stevens, of Calvert County, MD., Mark Barnes, of Baltimore, MD., Cynthia Thomas Webb, of Temple Hills, MD., and Colbert Barnes, of Lexington Park, MD.; three brothers, Samuel C. Taylor, Jr., of Park Hall, MD., Willie M. Taylor, of Upper Marlboro, MD., and James O. Taylor (Sylvia), of Accokeek, MD.; one sister, Rachel E. Christy (Stanley), of Millersville, MD.; four sisters-in-law, Evelyn Gant Peterson, Hortense Hubbard, Blanche "Dotty" Bettis, of Baltimore, MD., and Dorothy Gant, of Ridge, MD; one brother-in-law, Richard Gant, of Baltimore, MD., and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
In addition to his parents and wife, Clarence was preceded in death by four brothers, John Henry, George B., Charles W. and James Hoover Taylor and two sisters, Maggie Taylor Rhodes and Bertha M. Fenwick. "Since we believe that Jesus died and was raised to life again, we also believe that when Jesus comes, God will bring back with Jesus all the Christians who have died." 1 Thessalonians 4:14
The family will receive friends on Friday, November 16, 2012 at 9 am until Mass of Christian Burial at 10 am at St. Peter Claver Catholic Church, 16922 St. Peter Claver Rd., St. Inigoes, MD. Interment to follow in the church cemetery.
Arrangements by Briscoe-Tonic Funeral Home, Mechanicsville, MD.
|Dawson, William Duane
Birth: 1931-10-31 in Caldwell, Kansas
|William Duane Dawson, Bill and "Big D", 81 of La Plata, MD, died November 10, 2012 at home. Born October 31, 1931, in Caldwell, Kansas, he was the son of the late Minnie M. Mock Dawson and William A. Dawson.|
Mr. Dawson was a Veteran, having served in the U.S. Air Force from 1951-1955. Mr. Dawson worked for the government as a Procurement Officer at Bolling AF Base, Andrews AF Base and the U.S. Army in Bremerhaven, Germany, retiring in 1985 with 37 years of service.
He was a member of the Harry White Wilmer American Legion Post 82 in La Plata, MD and NARFE Chapter 26, Indian Head, MD. He was active with the Waldorf Wildcats Football Program, serving on the Board of Directors and the Athletic Director in the 1990's.
He most enjoyed his family, traveling, football and the Washington Redskins. Bill played Santa Claus for children in Germany and in Maryland, at his granddaughters' school, the mall and especially at the Festival of Trees in Waldorf. He was a member of the Hughesville Baptist Church.
Aside from his parents, Bill is predeceased by his sisters, Chrystal Miller, Wilma Abell, and Jean Auber; his nephew, John W. Auber; and his niece, Diane Olson.
Bill is survived by his wife of 54 years, Arlene (Kitty) Dawson; his daughter, Rebecca (Becky) Dawson Ammar; his granddaughters, Jasmine Ammar and Marie Ammar; his nieces Pamela Simonel and Mary Jane Auber, his brother-in-laws, Douglas Hersch (Carol), Lester Hersch; his sister-in-laws, Alice Freas, Dorothy Hersch, Hazel Zolly (Jack), and Mary Hersch; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Family and friends will be received for a visitation on Thursday, November 15, 2012 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Hughesville Baptist Church, 8505 Leonardtown Road, Hughesville, MD 20637. American Legion Prayers will start at 7:00 PM. The funeral service will be at the church on Friday, November 16, 2012 at 11:00 AM. Pastor Kevin Cullins will officiate. Interment will follow to Trinity Memorial Gardens, 3221 Mattawoman-Beantown Road, Waldorf, MD 20601.
All arrangements are being handled by Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home, P.A., 30195 Three Notch Road, Charlotte Hall, MD 20622.
Memorial Contributions may be made to: Hospice of Charles County, P.O. Box 1703, La Plata, MD 20646.
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