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|Watson-Farmer, La'Quasia LaShay
Birth: 1996-12-01 in Clinton, Maryland
|La'Quasia "Quasia" LaShay Watson-Farmer of Waldorf, MD died on Sunday, September 30, 2012 at Southern MD Hospital Center in Clinton, MD. She was 15 years old. |
Quasia was an 11th grade student at Thomas Stone High School in Waldorf, MD. She enjoyed going to the mall, hanging out with her friends, and spending time with her family. She just loved Chris Brown music, her big sister Jiteasha was her best friend, they talked about everything. Her baby sister Maliyah would always nag her to take her outside to play.
Daughter of the living James Farmer and the living Tyrease Wheeler.
Predeceased by her grandfather Joseph Wheeler, Sr.; her uncle Joseph Wheeler, Jr; her aunts Joannie, Shirely Wheeler, and Linda Wills.
Survived by her parents; her sisters Jiteasha Farmer and Maliyah Hagens, both of Waldorf, MD; grandparents Gail Wheeler, Agnes King, Rodney Barbour, and Allen Farmer; great-grandparents Mary Adell Wheeler and William and Mary “Nelly” Barbour; aunts Marquita and La Toya Wheeler; uncles Tony Wheeler and Kalin Barbour; step-father Theodore Hagens; special brother De-Audre Robinson; and a host of relatives.
Visitation: Tuesday, October 9, 2012 from 9AM until time of Mass of Christian Burial at 10AM at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 201 St. Mary’s Avenue, La Plata, MD 20646. Clergy: Fr. Robert Buchmeier. Interment: Church cemetery.
Arrangements provided by Raymond Funeral Service.
|Meader, Merten L.
Birth: 1923-01-11 in Clinton, Iowa
|Merten passed away on Saturday, September 29, 2012 at the Burnett-Calvert Hospice House at the age of 89. He was a resident of Port Republic, Maryland for the last 22 years and a member of the First Lutheran Church in Sunderland, Maryland|
He was born on January 11, 1923, in Clinton, Iowa to the late John Roland and Johanna (Lukritz) Meader.
Merten was married to the late Marjorie (Montgomery) Meader for over 66 years. He was the loving father to Mark Meader, Beth Meader and her husband – Eric Darden and Guy Meader and his wife – Deborah. He was a devoted grandfather to Jessica, Catherine, Anna, Ethan and Isabelle.
Merten was a pilot and a retired member of the United States Air Force.
Arrangements provided by Lee Funeral Home.
|Dennis, Renly Bruce
Birth: 1922-01-17 in Soper, Oklahoma
|Renly B Dennis, 90, of California, MD died on Saturday in St Mary’s Nursing Center, Leonardtown, MD Born January 17, 1922 in Soper, OK he was the son of the late Renly R. Dennis, and Vada Scott Dennis. |
A short Illness took him from us in the early hours of September 29, not long after his 47th anniversary with wife Christine. He is survived by his son Bruce and his one surviving sister Mary.
A resident of St. Mary’s county since his retirement 28 years ago, Renly had been a Program Manager with Lockheed. He had first come to MD on assignment to Pax River in the mid 1960s and had retained his links since then after meeting Christine, his wife-to-be, in Lexington Park.
Renly was born in Soper Oklahoma in 1922. He grew up working in his father’s blacksmith shop during the difficult years of the depression and joined the Army Air Corps in 1942. Destined for pilot training, he was devastated when the entire intake of his training class was cancelled and the members reassigned to other flying duties. He then was in the earliest group of men training for glider operations intended for D Day, helping develop the procedures used throughout the war.
His work in the glider program lead to him being approached about a front line supply unit being formed for duties in the Pacific and, despite the dangerous nature of the job, he immediately volunteered. He became one of the original members of the 2nd Combat Cargo Squadron, which was at the forefront of all fighting in the China-Burma-India theatre of war, supplying and carrying Merrills Marauders and British troops under appalling conditions. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for his actions with this unit.
In 1946 he returned to Oklahoma and had four years of college. He married his first wife, Parnice Aderholt, in 1948 and they had a son, Renly Bruce Jr. in 1951. He joined Lockheed Georgia in 1952 and transferred to their Field Service Department in 1955, supporting customers who had bought the C130 cargo aircraft. Over the next 28 years he went around the world for Lockheed. He supported the USAF in both America and their bases in Europe, the USMC in Japan and Vietnam, the Pakistan Air force, and then USN at Patuxent River. It was while stationed here that he met and married Christine Bridges.
His next assignment for Lockheed was to work with Britain’s Royal Air Force, and Christine and Renly spent several years going between England and Singapore. Renlys success with this client was exceptional and his contract was extended at the request of the British Ministry of Defense. Promotion followed and assignments to Libya, Algeria, and Morocco followed before hard-earned retirement to their new home in the California area, to be near Christine’s parents in Leonardtown.
Renly became a familiar sight in his boat, fishing in the local waters around the Leonardtown area. Later, he spent more time at home and eventually gave up the boat. Over the last few years helped members of Christine’s family in their final years, and he and Christine were well known for tending to local animals at their home.
He faced a number of health issues over the years but never gave up his active life, driving up until early this year. A short illness took him from us in the early hours of Saturday, 29th September, not long after his 47th anniversary with Christine. He is survived by Christine, his son Bruce, and his one surviving sister Mary.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday, October 2, 2012 from 5:00PM to 8:00PM with prayers recited at 7:00PM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, Leonardtown, MD. A Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at 11:00AM in the Funeral Home chapel with Deacon Bill Nickerson officiating. Interment will follow in Charles Memorial Gardens, Leonardtown, MD.
Arrangements provided by Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home.
|Wycoff, Stephen Robert
Birth: 1973-11-15 in Phoenix, Arizona
|Stephen Robert Wycoff, 38, of California, MD, passed away September 29, 2012. He was born November 15, 1973 in Phoenix, AZ to Albert Bradley Wycoff of California, MD and the late Kathleen Louella Grosse.|
Stephen grew up in a Christian home in Colorado, and after graduating high school proudly joined the Army on September 11, 1992 and was honorably discharged on July 12, 1995. Stephen's primary duty was serving the families of our nation's fallen heroes at Arlington National Cemetery while part of the 1st Battalion, 3rd Infantry Regiment (the Old Guard). He served with distinction and earned several medals, including the Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal (4th Award), Army Superior Unit Award, Good Conduct Medal, and the National Defense Service Medal. He also earned the Army Service Ribbon, Expert Infantryman Badge, Parachutist Badge, and Air Assault Badge.
After his army service, Stephen graduated from Chipola College in Marianna, FL where he earned an Associate of Arts Degree. He was currently employed with Wal-Mart in California, MD as an Inventory Associate. Stephen was a Christian who was active in church and he loved memorizing Bible verses as well as singing and playing hymns on the piano. Stephen also had many hobbies and was an avid outdoorsman. He especially loved hiking, star gazing, working out, and studying martial arts.
In addition to his father, Stephen is survived by his siblings, Bert Wycoff (Lisa) of Larkspur, CO, Marissa Laird (Chad) of California, MD, Tim Wycoff (Elizabeth) of Concord, CA, and Katey Laird (Bret) of Santa Clarita, CA; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his mother, Stephen was preceded in death by his grandparents, Robert and Mary Emma Grosse, and Ab and Lily Jo Wycoff.
The family will receive friends on Thursday, October 4, 2012, from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the Brinsfield Funeral Home, 22955 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown, MD 20650. Our beloved Steve will be buried on Friday, October 5, 2012 at 11:00 AM at the Maryland Veterans Cemetery, 11301 Crain Highway, Cheltenham, MD 20623. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, October 6, 2012 at 10:00 AM at Leonardtown Baptist Church, 23520 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown, MD 20650.
"Listen, I tell you a mystery: We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed- in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed." - 1 Corinthians 15:51-52
Memorial contributions may be made to Truth Bible Church, 23725 Three Notch Road, Suite 201, Hollywood, MD 20636; www.truthbiblechurch.com
Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, MD.
|Gabrelcik, Robert Francis
Birth: 1922-05-19 in Waverly, Minnesota
|Robert Francis "Gabe" Gabrelcik 90 of Lexington Park, MD died September 29, 2012 at Calvert Memorial Hospital. Born May 19, 1922 in Waverly, Minnesota, he was the son of the late John Gabrelcik and Mary (Polinga) Gabrelcik.|
Mr. Gabrelcik entered the U.S. Navy in 1942 during the height of World War II, and was trained as an aviator and a test pilot for multi-engine aircraft. He served for more than three and a half years. From August 1944 until March 1945, he fought at Dunkeswell, Britain in Squadron No. 10, keeping the Germans at bay from overrunning England. He flew 22 missions hunting for German submarines. The B24 bomber's duties were to escort the British war ships as well as commercial ships up to 600 miles back to the safety of British coasts.
Mr. Gabrelcik was also stationed at the Patuxent River Naval Air Station as a test pilot (Service Test Division). He was a member of Class "O" of the of the Naval Test Pilot School. Most of his work was done in the PB4Y-2 aircraft. During his service, Mr. Gabrelcik received the Victory Ribbon, the WWII American Area Campaign Ribbon, and European African (One Star) Air Medals.
Mr. Gabrelcik started his first business at the age of 24. Using his savings, he opened a Lincoln Mercury dealership in Lexington Park, MD. Along with several other local business owners, he later started up the Maryland Bank and Trust company. He served as Chairman of the Board until his retirement.
Mr. and Mrs. Gabrelcik have been involved with several civic groups and charity organizations over the years. Included are the Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks, the Lexington Park Rotary, the Navy Alliance, the St. John's Building Fund, St. Mary's College of Maryland, St. Mary's Hospital and St. Mary's Ryken. They were honored for their generosity and support by the Bay District Volunteer Fire Department. Mr. Gabrelcik was honored by the Patuxent River Naval Air Museum with a bronze bust of himself for his many contributions and leadership over the years.
Mr. Gabrelcik is survived by his wife, Joyce whom he met while stationed in Jacksonville, FL and married on June 14, 1947; his children, James R. Gabrelcik of San Francisco, CA, and William J. Gabrelcik of Oahu, HI; six grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death in by his son, Robert R. Gabrelcik and his siblings George Gabrelcik, Raymond Gabrelcik, Frank Gabrelcik, Johnny Gabrelcik and Angie Milne.
A Memorial Service will be held by Reverend Raymond Schmidt on Thursday, October 4, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at St. John's Church, 43927 St. John's Road, Hollywood, MD 20636. Interment will be private.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice.
Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, MD.
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