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|Young, Joyce Elaine
Birth: 1952-12-26 in Washington, D.C.
|On Monday, March 17, 2014, the Lord reached out his hand and whispered, my good and faithful servant, take my hand, come with me and I will give you peace and rest. Joyce Elaine Young, 61, of Bryans Road, MD was born in Washington, DC on December 26, 1952 to the late William H. Brown, Sr. and Julia E. Brown. |
She accepted Christ as her Savior at an early age and continued to actively serve Him. As a member of Ebenezer AME Church, she served as a Trustee and a member of the Stewards Board. No task was too much for her to handle.
She received her education through the public school system. Education was very important to Joyce which was apparent in her pursuit to get her diploma through the Adult Center in 2008 at the age of 55.
Joyce married the late Charles Young and together they raised two sons, Otis and William.
Over the years, Joyce was employed by a number of companies. Her first job was with Frank Abell Restaurant in 1968, where she received wages of 75 cents per hour. She also worked as a Crossing Guard for Prince George’s County, a Shift Supervisor at KFC for 13 years, Peoples Drug Store for 5 years, Kingdom Security Allied Barton for 3 years and held a full-time job with Smithsonian Institute for 26 years as Supervisor. She was a certified fire arms instructor by the National Rifle Association.
Joyce was a loving mother, sister, aunt and friend to many. She always enjoyed helping others. When her mother and brother became ill, she cared for them before their passing. She enjoyed being with family. Joyce was a very fun loving person to be around. She loved cooking, playing softball, dancing, sharp shooting and bingo.
She was preceded in death by her parents, William H. Brown, Sr. and Julia E. Brown; husband, Charles Young; grandson, Dyrrian Sheff and brothers, Wilbert Woodson and James Brown and the family pet, Sugar Brown.
Cherishing her memory are her two loving sons, Otis M. Brown (Vanessa) and William Earl Young; three brothers, William, Dwight (DC) (Lisa) and Paul Brown; one sister, Ida Thomas; six grandchildren, Raven and Otis Brown, Jr., J’Naye Adams, Victoria Thomas, Ronald Magruder and Joshua Tompkins; two great-grandchildren, Bethany and Bradly; several sisters and brothers-in-law, Shirley Somerville, Mary Alice Young, Caroline and Henry McKinley, Mary and Francis Baker-Douglas, Delores Young, Meshell Chase, Christine and Allen King, Joseph and Valeen Young; a host of nieces, nephews and friends, long-time companion, Andy Johnson and a special family – Larry, Sonjire, Adam and Sam Marble.
Family will unite with friends on Saturday, March 22, 2014 for visitation at 9 am until time of service at 10:30 am at Gospel Tabernacle of Prayer Church, Clements, MD. Interment to follow at Ebenezer AME Church Cemetery, Charlotte Hall, MD.
Arrangements by Briscoe-Tonic Funeral Home, Mechanicsville, MD
|DeGeorge, Joseph Michael
Birth: 1932-06-28 in Washington, D.C.
|Joseph Michael DeGeorge, age 81, of Chesapeake Beach, MD passed away March 17, 2014. He was born June 28, 1932 in Washington, DC to Luigi and Innocenza (Cataldi) DiGiorgi. Joseph was educated by local schools and attended the University of Maryland. |
He worked for the Office of Naval Research in Arlington, VA and retired after 45 years of service.
Joseph was a church cantor at St. Mary’s of the Assumption Church in Upper Marlboro, MD for 35 years and was most recently a member of St. Anthony’s Church in North Beach and was a member of its choir. Joseph loved to sing and it was truly a gift. He also enjoyed playing the stock market and collecting old coins.
Joseph was preceded in death by his parents and nine brothers and sisters.
Surviving are his wife of 54 years Carol A. DeGeorge, daughters Donna M. Downing and her husband, John, of Huntingtown, MD, Jennifer A. DeGeorge of Denver CO, and Elizabeth A. Walters and her husband, John, of Chantilly, VA; grandchildren Jessica Lynn Downing of Baltimore, MD, Matthew Blake Downing of Towson, MD, Taylor Dahlila and Brodie Van Walters both of Chantilly, VA; brothers Frank DeGeorge of Annapolis, MD and Victor DeGeorge and his wife, Maggie, of Bethany Beach, DE and sister Louise Alleva of Annapolis, MD.
Arrangements provided by Rausch Funeral Home.
|Smith, Jonathan Frederick
Birth: 1963-02-26 in Calvert County, Maryland
|Jonathan Frederick Smith, Sr. made his final journey on Monday, March 17, 2014, to eternal rest. Jonathan was born on February 26, 1963 in Calvert County, Maryland to John Smith and Dorothy Jefferson Smith. He was raised and educated in Calvert County. |
In his younger days, Jonathan enjoyed running track (resulting in the nickname of “Smitlash” because of his flash-of-lightning speed). Jonathan was an avid fan of football and loved the Dallas Cowboys. He was a lifelong lover of fishing, crabbing, and biking. He enjoyed spending time with his family and attending family gatherings.
Jonathan worked in shipyards throughout the area doing fiberglass restoration of the hulls of boats.
Jonathan was preceded in death by his late father, John Smith, and his late brother, Gene Smith.
Jonathan is survived by his mother, Dorothy Smith, and his children, LaTonya Smith, LaToya Louis, LaTisha Smith, and Jonathan Smith, Jr.
Jonathan also leaves behind siblings; Marcus Smith, Toby Smith, Maureen Holliday, Avan Smith, and Wayne Smith. He is also survived by fifteen grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.
Arrangements provided by Sewell Funeral Home.
|Kanowicz, Henry Joseph
Birth: 1928-01-16 in Shamokin, Pennsylvania
|Henry Joseph Kanowicz was born in Shamokin, PA on January 13, 1928 to John Kananowicz and Johanna Jurasz. He grew up in the coal mining regions of PA. He finished his public school education at Coal Township High School in PA in 1945. He served in the US Navy from December 1945 to October 1946 with an honorable discharge. |
He married Agnes Rita Laskoski on June 11, 1949.
He graduated in 1951 from Mount St. Mary's College with a Bachelor's Degree in Mathematics and then received a Master's of Science Degree by Bucknell University in 1953. After graduation he began his career in education as a math and physics teacher at Mt. Airy High School in MD from 1951-1954 making a mere $2,400 per year. Then he became the Principal at Elmer A. Wolfe School from 1954-1959 at the age of 26. Thereafter he became the Principal at Francis Scott Key High School from 1959-1964. In 1964 St. Mary's County Public School Systems was rapidly expanding. There was a specific need for someone to run its fiscal affairs. Mr. Kanowicz received the appointment as Director of Business Administration. He retained this position from 1964 - 1979 when he was appointed Assistant Superintendent for Business and Support Services from 1979 - 1980 making only $37K per year. In 1981, he was given the title of Director of Business Operations. It was from this position that Mr. Kanowicz retired from the Board of Education and then moved on to Long and Foster as a part-time real-estate agent.
Henry's favorite past times were watching Univ. of Maryland sports and enjoying family gatherings.
Henry was a loving husband to Agnes for 56 years until her death on August 1, 2005. Henry was the most compassionate, loving, generous and unprejudiced husband, father and grandfather that anyone could ever ask for. We were truly blessed.
Henry is survived by his four children, Mark (Jane) Kanowicz, Sandra (Alvin) Hancock, Glenn (Robin) Kanowicz, and Martha (Devon) Treasure; eight grandchildren, Jessica, Brian, Jenna, Heather, Kevin, Rachel, Lauren, and Mitchell; seven great-grandchildren, Carmen, Caleb, Makayla, Eli, Ethan, Avery and Olivia; and one sister, Sophia Yasalonis of New Cumberland, PA.
Organizational Memberships, Honors and Awards
Organized CCTA Federal Credit Union - 1952, Treasurer, CCTA Federal Credit Union -1952-1957, President, CCTA Federal Credit Union - 1957-1964. State Chairman, Maryland State Education Association (MSTA) Credit Union Committee - 1953. MSTA Leadership Training Institute - Staff, 1954-1956. Maryland Future Farmers of America, State Farmers Degree, 1960. Who's Who in the East, 1960 - 1970. Outstanding Educators in America, 1973. Kappa Phi Kappa - Honorary Educational Society. Monsignor Tierney Honor Society - Academic. Phi Delta Kappa - Graduate Educational Society. Life Member of National Educational Association (NEA). Association of School Business Officials of MD and DC - Liaison 16 years, Finance Section Director 1973, Treasurer 1978-1979, Director 1980. The School Superintendents' Association (AASA) 1964-1980. Lions' Club - President, 1961 and 1976 - 26 year perfect attendance, Zone Chairman, 1978. Knights of Columbus - Deputy Grand Knight - 1960. Elk - Organizing Committee and Treasurer - 1961. Maryland Negotiating Service, 1968-1978. Division of Food and Nutrition Service of US Dept. of Agriculture, School Food Service Financial Management Handbook - Pilot System - 1972. United States Office of Education, National Conference "Public Confidence and the Schools" -1979. Breton Bay - Cherry Cove Civic Association, President - 1980. Public School Superintendents' Association of Maryland - 1980. US Dept. of Agriculture, National Advisory Council on Child Nutrition, Nominated - 1980. Educational Systems Employees Board of Directors. United Teachers Profession. Honorable service in the US Armed Forces for outstanding service and loyalty to the United States of America.
Family will receive friends on Saturday, March 22, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. at the Brinsfield Funeral Home, 22955 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown, MD 20650. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. at St. Aloysius Church, Leonardtown, MD. Interment will follow in Queen of Peace Cemetery, Helen, MD.
Serving as pallbearers will be Mark Kanowicz, Glenn Kanowicz, Alvin Hancock, Brian Hancock, Kevin Hancock, Mitchell Kanowicz and Devon Treasure. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Henry's grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Meals on Wheels, c/o St. Mary's County Department of Aging, P.O. Box 655, Leonardtown, MD 20650.
Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, MD.
|Smith, Rena Mae
Birth: 1954-09-04 in Dover, Delaware
|Rena Mae Smith, 59 of Lusby, MD passed away suddenly on March 16, 2014 at her residence. She was born on September 4, 1954 in Dover, DE to Rev. Rudy C. Brooks and the late Louella Brooks.|
Rena graduated from Great Mills High School in 1974 and continued her education at the College of Southern Maryland, Calvert County Campus. She was a Medical Technician, and worked at Calvert Memorial Hospital, Prince Frederick, MD.
Rena was a block captain and President of the Youth Committee in the White Sands Community.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Louella Brooks, her son, John C. Smith and her grandson, Kane Smith.
She is survived by her father, Rev. Rudy C. Brooks of Lexington Park, MD; her children, Kimberly R. Smith of Lexington Park, MD and Donald M. Burns, Jr. of Lusby, MD; her siblings, Ruby L. Thompson and her husband Francis of Waldorf, MD, Pearl L. Brooks, Mary H. Brooks and Sarah L. Brooks all of Lexington Park, MD, Jimmie L. Brooks of Prince Frederick, MD, Johnnie L. Brooks and his wife Lillie of Park Hall, MD and Osie M. Shade of Ridge, MD; a granddaughter Zoranna R. Smith of Lexington Park, MD and her Godson, Johnnie L. Brooks, Jr.
Arrangements provided by Rausch Funeral Home.
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