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|Hurt, Robert Marshall
Birth: 1921-02-01 in Dallax, Texas
|Cdr. Robert M. Hurt, USNR (ret.), formerly of Lexington Park, MD, died March 8, 2013 in Los Alamos, NM. Born February 1, 1921 in Dallas, Texas, he was the son of Robert L. Hurt and Margaret Turney Hurt.|
Cdr. Hurt is survived by his daughters, Margaret Hurt Guthrie (spouse Arthur) of Los Alamos, NM, and Norma Jane Hurt, Ph.D., of Clemson, SC; stepson Thomas Billingsley of Lexington Park, MD; three grandchildren (and their spouses), one step-granddaughter (and her spouse), and five great grandchildren. Cdr. Predeceased by his parents and sister, his first wife, Norma Teal Hurt, and his second wife, Nan Billingsley Hurt, Cdr. Hurt was 92 years old at the time of his death.
Cdr. Hurt's career as an aviator spanned 44 years, during which he logged 28,236 hours of flight time. His 24 years as a Navy pilot began in 1942 when, as a V5 cadet, he started his military training. He received his designation as a Naval Aviator in January, 1944. He retired from the Navy on June 30, 1966.
The August 1966 issue of Naval Aviation News gave a detailed account of his Navy career, the last 11 years of which Cdr. Hurt was known as the CNO's pilot. Beginning in 1955 he was assigned to be the Aircraft Commander for three Chiefs of Naval Operations: Admiral Arleigh Burke (1955 to 1961), Admiral George Anderson (for two years: 1962 and 1963), and Admiral David M. McDonald (1963 to 1966).
During his career in the Navy, Bob Hurt was involved in many noteworthy events. Two examples: while at Patuxent River NAS' squadron VR-1, flying the Atlantic leg of the Berlin Airlift, OperationVittles in 1945; and while stationed at Westover AFB, MA (1949-'53), participation in Operation Bluejay - supplying materials and equipment to developing defense bases in Greenland (esp. Thule), as a result of which Bob Hurt, pioneering, along with his fellow VR-6 pilots, "...polar navigation techniques and cold-weather flying doctrine." (Ens. Paul K. Brace, USNR, "CNO'S PILOT ENDS 24-YEAR CAREER", Naval Aviation News, August, 1966)
Bob Hurt continued to fly for an additional 20 years as Captain (Chief Pilot and Director of Operations) for the Emerald Shillelagh Chowder & Marching Society, a private air travel club based at Dulles International Airport, in northern Virginia. Beginning July 1, 1966, he flew the Shillelaghs to many foreign places including Tokyo, Hong Kong, Casablanca, and Dakar, Africa (to mention a few) often revisiting cities he had been to during his notable Navy career.
He retired in 1986, after having made significant contributions in both his military and private sector service (as the Shillelaghs' pilot by writing a rebuttal to proposed FAA regulations governing air travel clubs). In addition, he wrote a memoir Flying Above All Else that was published privately. Copies may be obtained through the family.
A Visitation will be held on Thursday, March 14, 2013 from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. at the Brinsfield Funeral Home, 22955 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown, MD 20650. A Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. at St Andrew's Episcopal Church, 44078 St. Andrews Church Road, California, MD 20619. Interment will follow in St. Andrew's Episcopal Church Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to any animal rescue groups such as ASPCA or The Humane Society. Local donation mailing addresses are: Humane Society, 71 Industrial Park Drive, Waldorf, MD 20602 and St. Mary's County Animal Welfare League, P.O. Box 1232, Leonardtown, MD 20650.
Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, MD.
|Johnson, Joel , Jr.
|Peacefully on Wednesday, March 6, 2013, Joel Johnson, Jr. departed this earthly life. |
Family and friends will unite on Tuesday, March 12, 2012 from 10;00 a.m. until time of service at 11:00 at Briscoe-Tonic Funeral Home Chapel, 2294 Old Washington Road, Waldorf, MD 20601. Interment will be Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Maryland Veterans Cemetery, 11301 Crain Highway, Cheltenham, MD 20623.
Arrangements provided by Briscoe-Tonic Funeral Home.
|Beavers, Kristin Ruth
Birth: 1965-07-08 in Milton, Florida
|Kristin Ruth Beavers, age 47, of Huntingtown, MD passed away March 5, 2013 at her home. She was born July 8, 1965 in Milton, Florida to William T. Boyd III and Patricia Carter Boyd. Growing up in a military family Kris lived in Japan, California, Louisiana, Hawaii, Maine and Virginia. |
Kris met Joseph Patrick Beavers in Virginia and she and Pat were married in Upper Marlboro, MD on November 3, 1989. They have resided in Calvert County since their marriage and in Huntingtown since 2001.
She was a substitute teacher and later a teacher’s aide at Beach Elementary School for thirteen years.
Kris was a member of Grace Brethren Church and a former member of Beach Elementary School PTA. She enjoyed gardening, fishing and animals, especially horses. She was fond of spending time with her family, and enjoyed accompanying Pat in showing “Big Red,” a 1979 Ford F250 truck.
Kris was preceded in death by her mother, and is survived by her husband Pat, daughter Amanda Kristin and son Joseph Patrick “Joe” Beavers III, all of Huntingtown; her father and step-mother William T. III and Dianne Boyd of Leesburg, VA; an aunt Janice Boyd of Dallas TX; her mother-in-law and father-in-law, Sharon and Joseph Patrick Beavers of Sunderland; a brother and sister-in- law Matt and Kelly Beavers and their family of Huntington; and sister-in-law Lisa Beavers of Sunderland and brother-in-law Johnny Beavers and family of Sunderland.
Arrangements provided by Rausch Funeral Home.
|Pumarada, Normando Palacio
Birth: 1932-08-25 in Mauban Quezon, Philippines
|Normando P. Pumarada, 80, of Waldorf, Md. died March 5, 2013 at CIVISTA Medical Center in La Plata, Md. He was born on August 25, 1932 in Mauban Quezon, Philippines to the late Arsenio Pumarada and Rosario Pumarada. |
He is survived by his wife Lydia D. Pumarada, daughters Ma. Carolina Pumarada-Ponce, and her husband Jun Ponce, Isidra Anna Lissa P. Capulong, and her husband Alex Capulong, brother Rosauro P. Pumarada, sister Lina P. Medenilla and grandchild Aerron Capulong.
He worked for their family business in the Philippines, was a member of the Sacred Heart Church in La Plata, Md. and loved raising his family and being part of his church.
The family will receive friends on Monday March 11, 2013 from 5 to 8 PM, with prayers at 7 PM at the Arehart-Echols Funeral Home, 211 St. Mary's Ave., La Plata, Md. 20646. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday March 12, 2013 10 AM at the Sacred Heart Church, La Plata, Md. Interment to follow in the Church Cemetery.
Arrangements provided by Arehart-Echols Funeral Home.
|Gibson, Paula Eloise
|Paula “Eloise” Gibson, 83, of Bushwood, MD passed away in her home surrounded by her loving family on March 5, 2013. Born on June 25, 1929, she was the daughter of the late Joseph Oscar and Edna Mildred Wheeler Hayden. |
Eloise was the loving wife of Francis DeSales Gibson, Sr. whom she married in Bushwood, MD on April 18, 1949, and whom preceded her in death on January 30, 1998.
Mrs. Gibson is survived by her children; Francis DeSales Gibson, Jr., Stephen M. Gibson, Sr. (Donna), David A. Gibson, Sr. (Bobbi) and Rebecca J. Trossbach (Ronnie) all of Bushwood, MD, Linda M. Shepherd (Arthur) of Leonardtown, MD, Judith A. Clark (Dan) of Charlotte Hall, MD., Paul “Eric” Gibson, Sr. (Paula) of Chaptico, MD, 21 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and brother Bertram Hayden of Avenue, MD.
Eloise is preceded in death by her siblings; Joseph, Milford, Ernest, and Martin Hayden. She was a graduate of St. Mary’s Academy and a lifelong resident of St. Mary’s County.
Eloise was faithful to her church and prayer. She loved spending time with her family, and especially getting visits from her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Following the death of her beloved husband Francis in 1998, and until a debilitating stroke in 2008, she was a very independent lady that was known for taking care of others before herself.
She enjoyed nature and marveling at the beauty of changing seasons, sight-seeing, flowers, bird watching and space shuttle sky-watching. She also enjoyed reminiscing and sharing stories of olden days, playing the piano, cooking, and the company of her cat "Misty".
The family will receive friends on Thursday, March 7, 2013 from 5:00Pm -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 Friday, March 8, 2013 at 12:30 PM in Sacred Heart Catholic Church Bushwood, MD with Father Francis Early officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
Pallbearers will be; Francis D. Gibson, III, Paul E. Gibson, Jr., Stephen M. Gibson, JR., David A. Gibson, Jr., Joshua R. Trossbach, Jeffrey M. Hayden, Thomas J. Gibson, and D. Lucas Gibson. Honorary pallbearers will be; grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Contributions may be made to the Seventh District Vol. Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 7 Avenue, MD 20609, and/or Hospice of St. Mary’s P.O. Box 625 Leonardtown, MD 20650.
Arrangements provided by Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home.
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