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|Anderson, Michael Roland
Birth: 1938-09-18 in Salt Lake City, Utah
|Michael R. Anderson, 75, of Port Republic, Maryland, died Sunday, October 6, 2013, at his home, under the loving care of his family and Calvert Hospice. |
Mike is survived by his wife, Suzanne (Vary); his daughter, Diana L. Anderson of Denver, CO; stepdaughter Jessica N. Whitehurst of Lexington Park, MD; stepson Matthew A. Whitehurst of Patterson, NY; and granddaughters Jenna K. Heulskamp and Kristin M. Massoletti of Denver, CO and Senobia Y. Brooks of Lexington Park, MD.
He is predeceased by his son, Ronald C. Anderson.
Mike was born on September 18, 1938 in Salt Lake City, UT, the only child of Ernest W. Anderson and Lois (Jensen) Anderson. He lived in Brigham City during the war years with his grandparents; he attended South High School in Salt Lake.
Mike served 21 years in the United States Navy, on active duty from 1955 to 1959, and 1961 to 1976, with 2 years Naval Reserve from 1959 to 1961. He trained as a Class A Radioman in Imperial Beach, CA and was selected to attend Communication Technicians School. He later qualified for Intercept Radio Printer School. Mike served honorably in Guam; Okinawa; Japan; Adak, AK; Groton, CT; and with the U.S. Naval Security Group in Washington D.C. from which he rode submarines. Upon discharge, he held the rank of E-7 (CTTC). He received the National Defense Service Medal, Good Conduct Award, Navy Unit Commendation Medal, Navy Expert Pistol Shot Medal, Expert Award Rifle (M-14), and Navy Expeditionary Medal.
In addition to his military service, Mike worked for Norton AFB as a radio printer transcriber; as an advertising salesman for the Colton Courier in CA; editor of the Parker Pioneer in AZ; reporter for the Bonner County Daily Bee in Sandpoint, ID; editor of the Priest River Times in ID; as a printing instructor at Utah Technical College (UTC); and electronics technician for the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in Anchorage, AK. He earned an associate's degree from Salt Lake Technical College, bachelor's degree from Utah State University, master's degree from the University of Alaska, and doctoral degree from Oregon State University. In 1996, he accepted a position as director of training for the FCC Enforcement Bureau Field Office in Columbia, MD; he retired from federal service in 2000.
Mike loved the outdoors and was an avid hunter and fisherman. Following his Navy retirement, he built his own cabin in Idaho. He enjoyed archeology, history, Civil War reenactment, and preserving the history of mountain men and the use of black powder guns. Mike was also interested in letterpress printing and the process of making metal printer's type and aggressively pursued this passion. He obtained typecasting equipment, learned to use it effectively, and then took on the many processes involved in designing, engraving and casting several of his own type designs. He also made handmade paper, keeping the tradition of the free press alive. He was a member of the Chesapeake Chapter of the American Printing History Association, the Amalgamated Printers Association, and the American Typecasting Fellowship. Within that realm, he served as a professor at Monotype University, conducted every two years, designed with the goal of training newcomers to the ancient and honored craft of type making.
A graveside ceremony will be held on Monday, November 11, 2013, 11 AM, at Chesapeake Highlands Memorial Gardens, 3270 Broomes Island Road, Port Republic, MD 20676, followed by a luncheon and celebration of life ceremony for friends and family.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675 or the National Cancer Institute, 9000 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20892.
Arrangements provided by Rausch Funeral Home.
|Schindler, David Michael, Sr.
Birth: 1960-02-01 in Southern Maryland
|David “Big Dave” Schindler Sr. was born Feb 1st, 1960 in Southern MD and passed away peacefully in his home on October 6th, 2013 of natural causes. |
He is survived by his wife of 8 years Brenda Hewitt. His three children David Schindler Jr, Kelly Schindler, and Nathan Schindler. His two stepdaughters Amy Hewitt and Molly Hewitt and two grandchildren Landon Schindler and Grace Birch. Also, his mother Dorothy Aud Schindler and two siblings Bill Schindler and Patti Thiel (John).
He was preceded in death by his father William Schindler and sister JoAnne Schindler Guyther.
At the time of his death he was fulfilling his dream of living off the land on Grid Down Farm in Hollywood. He was an extremely hard-working man who was passionate about environmental issues and sustainability. He was an accomplished musician who played with the bands RT5 South, Day Trippers, Heavy Feather, Victory Bar Band, Rockfish and Straight Flush.
To honor his request there will be no funeral services, the family will hold a celebration of life in his memory. In lieu of flowers, please send a donation to your local food bank to help feed the hungry.
Arrangements provided by Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home.
|Dillon, Catherine Elizabeth
Birth: 1922-09-08 in Tuxedo, Maryland
|Catherine Elizabeth "Kitty" Dillon, 91, of Huntingtown, MD passed away on Saturday, October 5, 2013 at Mandrin Inpatient Care Center, Harwood, MD. Mrs. Dillon was born on September 8, 1922 in Tuxedo, MD, daughter of the late Charles Albert Morris and the late Mary Rebecca (Lyles) Morris.|
Mrs. Dillon was active in the Bradbury Heights Boys Club for twelve years during the time her sons and their friends were growing up playing baseball. Later she worked at Woodley Knolls Elementary School as a cook and was well-known for acknowledging each child who came through her line. Upon retirement she was honored for her service.
On October 2, 1947, she married Fred A. Dillon who preceded her in death on January 14, 1989.
In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Dillon is predeceased by her sister, Grace Ruleman in 2009.
Mrs. Dillon is survived by three loving sons, Robert F. Jones, II (Wanda) of Huntingtown, MD, Earnie A. Jones of Huntingtown, MD, and Wayne M. Dillon (Bettie) of Waldorf, MD; three grandchildren, Robert "Bobby" Jones, III, Christopher Jones, and Samantha Sue (Dillon) Sapp; three great grandchildren, Athena and Liam Sapp and Selena Jones; and one brother, Charles Morris.
Private arrangements are being handled by Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home, P.A., of Charlotte Hall, MD.
|Morgan, Geraldine Ann
Birth: 1940-06-05 in Solomons, Maryland
|Geraldine Ann Morgan, 73 of Mechanicsville, MD died on October 5, 2013 at St. Mary’s Hospital. Born June 5, 1940 in Solomon’s, MD, she was the daughter of the late Thomas William Fenwick, Sr., and Lurean Ann Elliott Fenwick.|
Geraldine is survived by her husband Leonard “Lennie” V. Morgan, whom she married on October 28, 1983 in St. Mary’s County.
Mrs. Morgan is survived by her children: Lester (Cynthia) Floyd, of Lumberton, NC, Norris Floyd of Wilmington, NC, Kimberly (David, Sr.) Bell of Leonardtown, MD, Ruth (Richard) Combs of Hollywood, MD, Leonard Morgan, Jr. of Mechanicsville, MD, Rita (Jamie) Hanshaw of Hollywood, MD, Thomas (Michi) Morgan of Mechanicsville, MD, Tammy (Richard) Oliver of Mechanicsville, MD, and Brian (Janet) Morgan of Mechanicsville, MD, siblings; Sharon K. Tippett of Mechanicsville, MD, and Pamela Holtzapple of Baltimore, MD, also survived by 16 grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren.
In addition to Geraldine’s parents she was preceded in death by her grandson; David Michael Bell, Jr., siblings; LaVern Lorzen, Ruth Steele, Thomas W. Fenwick, Jr., Mary Lou Lay, and Delores Church.
Geraldine loved to go crabbing with her husband, kept a beautiful home for her family, loved her family and friends, and loved to cook for her friends and family.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday, October 9, 2013 from 5:00PM to 8:00PM with prayers recited at 7:00PM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, MD. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Thursday, October 10, 2013 at 10:00AM in St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Morganza, MD with Father Keith Woods officiating. Interment will follow in Charles Memorial Gardens, Leonardtown, MD. Pallbearers will be; Derek Thomas, Charles Benjamin Combs, Bradley Ryan Morgan, Gerald Lee Johnson, Lawson Glenn, and Matthew James Morgan.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Mechanicsville Volunteer Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 15, Mechanicsville, MD 20659
Arrangements provided by the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, MD
|Burke, Catherine Gertrude
Birth: 1924-05-28 in Hollywood, Maryland
|Catherine Gertrude “Gertie” Burke, 89, of Bowie, MD, passed away on October 5, 2013 in Leonardtown, MD. Born on May 28, 1924 in Hollywood, MD she was the daughter of the late Leo Aloysius and Violet Frances Johnson Lathroum. |
Catherine was the loving wife of William Chester Burke whom she married in Temple Hills, MD on December 11, 1963, and who preceded her in death on November 22, 1969.
Gertie is survived by her children; Sally Ann Higgs of Schwenksville, PA., Sherry Lee Wood of Mechanicsville, MD., 6 Grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, and 2 great great grandchildren. Catherine is also survived by her siblings; Lillian Anderson of Abell, MD., Theresa (Bootie) Knight of Loveville, MD., Wallace Lathroum, Leo A. (Beanie) Lathroum both of Leonardtown, MD, James (Jimmy) Lathroum of Abell, MD and Mary C, Kelley of Compton, MD.
She is preceded in death by her children; Francis Leroy Higgs, and James Anthony Higgs, siblings; Estelle Farrell, Agnes (Doll) Card, Helen Eckerd, and Margaret C. Quade.
Catherine graduated from Margaret Brent High School, and was a Homemaker. Catherine was a member of the Moose, she enjoyed working in her yard, planting flowers, gardening, playing cards, dancing, and helping neighbors.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday, October 9, 2013 from 9:30 Am – 10:30 AM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, Leonardtown, MD. A Funeral Service will be held on October 9, 2013 at 10:30 Am in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home Chapel with Deacon Bill Nickerson officiating. Interment will follow in Trinity Memorial Gardens, Waldorf, MD. Pallbearers will be Norris Windsor, Eric Fleming, Bobby Farrell, Danny Greenwell, Wayne Burroughs, and Rick Wood.
In lieu of flowers Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary’s Ryken High School 22600 Camp Calvert Road Leonardtown, MD 20650.
Arrangements provided by Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, Leonardtown, MD.
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