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|Grace, Mark Ellis, III
|Mark Ellis Grace, III, of Lower Marlboro, MD. Mark was born on January 11, 1988 to Mark “Doc” and Peggy (Green) Grace of Lower Marlboro, MD. He passed away on January 23, 2013 at the age of 25. |
Mark is survived by his loving parents. He is the beloved brother of Emily and Logan Grace, Grandson of Evelyn Green, Nephew of Timothy and Christopher Green, David Grace and his wife and Mary Patricia Grace-Kundrate, cousin of Jonathon Grace.
Some of Mark’s interests were fishing and archery practice.
Friends may gather at Lee Funeral Home, Calvert, 8200 Jennifer Lane, Owings, MD on Monday, January 28, 2013 from 4:30 pm until time of service at 5:30 pm.
Interment will be private.
Arrangements provided by Lee Funeral Home.
|Suit, Patricia Thompson
Birth: 1949-05-16 in Leonardtown, Maryland
|Patricia Ann Suit, 63, of California, Maryland died on January 22, 2013 at MedStar Georgetown Hospital after a 23 year battle with breast cancer. She passed from this life surrounded by her loving husband and brothers and sisters. Patricia retired as principal of St. John's Parochial School in Hollywood in 2011.|
Born May 16, 1949 in Leonardtown, MD, she was the daughter of the late Upton and Miriam (Drury) Thompson.
She is survived by her husband Steve Suit of California, MD, sister-in-law Marylou Thompson (Upton, deceased), sisters Franny Thompson (George) and Tism Blackwell (Alan), brothers Benedict Thompson (Sheila), Wayne Thompson (Joan), Mike Thompson (Barbara), John Thompson (Elise) and Sam Thompson (Susan) and many nephews and nieces.
Patricia was a graduate of St. John's School and St. Mary's Academy. She earned her undergraduate degree from St. Mary's College of Maryland. She received a Master of Science degree in Education and Curriculum from McDaniel College in Westminster, MD.
After college, Patricia taught at Spring Ridge Middle School in Lexington Park and then moved to San Diego working at Holy Cross Hospital. She returned home in 1984 and began teaching at St. John's, primarily middle school English and mathematics.
Her attachment to St. John's runs deep as one of nine siblings to graduate from the school and one of several family members to work there. This included her mother who was one of the first lay teachers.
Patricia quickly earned a reputation for promoting the arts as well as academics with the belief that both are essential to a well rounded education. She initiated the choral program at St. John's and later added an instrumental music program as well. Having worked closely with the Hollywood Optimist Club to promote public speaking, she was recognized by the Optimists for "Outstanding Contributions to Education" in 1989. After being appointed principal in 1990, she continued to teach her specialties to the upper classes. She was honored with the Bishop Lyons Award for Outstanding Leadership in Catholic Education by the Archdiocese of Washington in 2001.
She married Steve Suit in 1991 and shared his life with friends, camping and music. Steve generously supported her many hours attending to the school and students.
Her courage in battling cancer was an inspiration to all who knew her. From the time she was diagnosed in 1990, she openly accepted the challenges of the disease with grace and perseverance and was always willing to counsel others facing the disease. Her husband Steve was always at her side, supporting her as she faced each new challenge and was dedicated to caring for her through those several difficult recoveries. Her mentor and pastor, Fr. Martin Harris, worked steadfastly with her over many years to maintain the students' education while dealing with the several extended periods of cancer treatments.
Family will receive friends for Patricia's Life Celebration on Friday, January 25, 2013 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at St. John's Church, 43927 St. John's Road, Hollywood, MD 20636. Prayers will be recited at 7:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, January 26, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at St. John's Church. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Patricia's colleague and longtime friend, Fr. Ron Potts will conduct the service. Serving as pallbearers will be Chris, Michael, Glenn, Ronnie, Joe and Dan Thompson.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. John's School or St. John's Scholarship Fund, 43900 St. John's Road, Hollywood, MD 20636.
Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, MD.
|Camper, Helen Louise
|Helen Louise (Glista) Camper of North Beach, MD. Born on Sept. 10, 1950. Passed away on Jan. 22, 2013 at the age of 62. |
She is the beloved daughter of the late Vincent Glista; devoted mother of the late Laurie M. Reggettz; Loving sister of Steven (Victoria) Glista, Walter Glista, Andy (Adrienne) Glista, Mary (Aaron) Douglass, the late Vincent “Vinny” Glista, Susan Glista-Dellinger and Linda Glista-Horman. Devoted friend of Mary Kress, Shirley O’Hara and Jim and Ursula King. Also survived by many other nieces, nephews and friends.
Helen was a volunteer for Hospice of the Chesapeake. She enjoyed helping others and was always dependable when someone was in need. When she wasn’t helping others, Helen enjoyed watching movies, scrap booking and writing poetry.
Arrangements provided by Lee Funeral Home.
|Suite, Matthew Louis, Jr.
Birth: 1949-03-17 in Washington, DC
|Matthew Louis Suite Jr., 63, of Mechanicsville, MD, passed away peacefully at his home on Jan. 22 surrounded by family. Born in Washington, DC on Mar. 17, 1949, graduated from Crossland High School in 1967 and served in the U.S. Navy Air Reserve for six years. |
Matt owned and operated Waldorf and Charles County Computers for over 25 years. For the past 5 years he was a devoted employee of Southern Maryland Publishing.
In May of 2012 he was named Republican Man of the Year 2011 for his support and contributions to the St. Mary’s County Republican Central Committee and was their Treasurer from June 2012 to Dec 2012. Matt became a member of the Knights of Columbus and was very active in the entire Southern Md community including the church, fundraisers, charities and social clubs.
An avid sports fan, Matt enjoyed supporting and traveling with his sons and friends and their race teams. He was known as Chef of the Sniper Drag Racing Crew. He also enjoyed football, hockey, Nascar and passionately supported and shared his daughter’s love for softball. Matt loved music and was a big supporter of local bands, such as Sam Grow Band, Hydra FX and others.
Survived by his high school sweetheart and wife of 44 years Mary Kathryn “Mickie” Suite, father Matthew Louis Suite Sr., brother David Suite and his wife Sandy, sister Cindy Mitchell, oldest son Matthew L. Suite III “Sonny” and his wife Jeannie, son Michael Suite and his wife Brandy, daughter Michele Suite. Also survived by grandchildren McKayla, Shianah, McKenzie, Olivia and Mason and one granddog Paco.
He was preceded in death by his mother Ruth B. Suite.
Family will receive friends at 10am at Immaculate Conception Church and a Mass at 11am. Reception at the Church hall will follow.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Matthew Suite Jr. Memorial Fund, in care of County First Bank. Please make checks payable to M. Suite and noted for 'Matthew Suite Jr Memorial Fund'.
Arrangements provided by Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home.
|Barnes, Estelle Lavona
Birth: in Arkansas
|Estelle Lavona Barnes, 89, of Dunkirk, MD passed away on January 22, 2013 in Arlington. VA. She was born in a small town in Northeast Arkansas. She completed high school and married William Johnson, II. They had four children before he was killed in World War II. Estelle managed to provide for her children, including sending all four to college.|
Estelle worked as a bookkeeper for several companies in Arkansas and prepared tax returns for private clients for many years. She was the secretary for the local Rotary Club. She ran for the office of City Treasurer for Jonesboro, Arkansas and was reelected many times before she resigned to take a position with the U.S. Marshall’s Office in Little Rock.
While attending a conference, she met William T. Barnes and they married in 1976. His position with the US Supreme Court took the couple to Saipan where Estelle was appointed as the 1st District Court Clerk for the Pacific Marianna Islands, and with her husband, established the framework for the District Court for the area. She and her husband traveled for pleasure to several European countries. She was a member of Capitol Hill United Methodist Church for many years.
She is survived by her husband of 37 years, William T. Barnes of Dunkirk, MD; sons, William “Bill” Johnson and wife Chantal of Arlington; Ken Johnson and wife Robin of Monticello, AR; William “Billy” Barnes of Dunkirk; Myrna Gillespie of Jonesboro, AR and Sandra Caldwell and husband Roger of Okeechobee, FL; brother, Herbert Bodell of Heber Springs, AR; 11 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, seven great-great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
The family will receive visitors on Saturday, January 26, 2013 from 10 am to 11 am at Raymond-Wood Funeral Home, 10684 Southern Maryland Blvd. (Rt. 4 S) Dunkirk, MD 20754. Funeral services will begin at 11 am. Interment will be scheduled at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, PO Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011 or at www.alz.org.
Arrangements provided by Raymond-Wood Funeral Home.
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