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|Bernd, John William
Birth: 1984-12-03 in Leonardtown, Maryland
|John William "Johnnie" Bernd, 28 of Leonardtown, MD, passed away suddenly on October 6, 2013 at Medstar Southern Maryland Hospital Center in Clinton, MD. He was born on December 3, 1984 in St. Mary's Hospital and was the son of John Donald Bernd II of Leonardtown, MD and Leona Faye Mattingly-Butler and her husband, Michael Paul Butler, of Leonardtown, MD.|
John graduated from Leonardtown High School with the Class of 2002 and attended the College of Southern Maryland. John enjoyed sports and in school participated in baseball and soccer. He earned a green belt in karate and played the saxophone in the Leonardtown High School marching band. During school he also worked at several fast food restaurants and later at Leonardtown Ford as a service writer. At Ford, he completed a maintenance technician course and received several performance certificates.
You could count on John for an intelligent and informative conversation on a wide variety of subjects. His main interests were in computers, movies, cutting edge technology and video games. John's passion was for his Mercedes Benz, followed by designer sports wear and dining at upscale restaurants such as Gordon Ramsey's in Las Vegas where he celebrated his 25th birthday. John could be counted on to solve problems whether it was a computer, cell phone, or an automobile. He will be greatly missed. John's loyal companion for 9 years was his dog Zoey.
In addition to his parents, John is survived by his grandmothers, Loretta I. Bernd and Hilda Marie Mattingly, both of Leonardtown, MD; his brothers, Matthew Fletcher Bernd (Emilee Beverage) of Clements, MD and Nikolas Michael Butler of Leonardtown, MD; his niece, Ella Marie Bernd; aunts and uncles, Donna J. Bernd of Arlington, VA, Rena´ S. Bernd, Shirley Nickerson (Bill), Sharon Connelly (John), Anna Lee Braithewaite, Allen Mattingly (Sharon), and Dennis Mattingly (Debbie) all of Leonardtown, MD; Gloria Turbyne (Jeff), Theresa Mayor (Jimmy), Roy Mattingly and Martha Fischer all of Hollywood, MD; Mary Carol Mattingly of California, MD; John Mattingly of Solomon's, MD; Linda Pistachio (Sal), also his Godmother of Mechanicsville, MD; William Mattingly (Flossie) of Warrenton, VA; Deborah Majkut (Dan) of Virginia Beach, VA; Brenda Garber (George) of Elizabethville, PA; and Kenny Mattingly (Joanne) of Myrtle Beach, NC. He is also survived by many cousins and his extended Butler family.
John was predeceased by his grandfathers, the late John Donald Bernd and William Jennings Mattingly; and his aunt, the late Joan Lehman.
Family will receive friends on Thursday, October 10, 2013 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. in the Brinsfield Funeral Home, 22955 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown, MD 20650. Prayers will be recited at 7:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, October 11, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. in St. Aloysius Church, 22800 Washington Street, Leonardtown, MD.
Memorial contributions may be made to Walden, 30007 Business Center Drive, Charlotte Hall, MD 20622.
Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, MD.
|Gibson, Joseph M., Jr.
Birth: 1918-05-25 in Washington, D.C.
|Joseph M. Gibson Jr., 95, of Bryantown, MD on Sunday October 6, 2013 at University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center, LaPlata, MD. Born in Washington, DC he was a son of the late Joseph M. and Novella (Sargent) Gibson. |
He was the beloved husband of Elsie M. (Connolly) Gibson. They celebrated their 74th wedding anniversary on May 18, 2013.
He was a graduate of Armstrong High School, Washington, DC. He was a veteran of the United States Navy. He was a supervisor for the United Sates Postal Service retiring in 1973 after 34 years of service.
He enjoyed fishing and was a member of the Anglers All Fishing Club for many years. He also belonged to the Miner Club which was affiliated with the former Miner Teachers College in Washington, DC. He enjoyed sports and was a Redskins and Wizards fan. He also enjoyed watching Tiger Woods play golf, playing poker, going to casinos, and traveling along with working in his yard, entertaining and spending time with his family.
Surviving along with his wife are a son Joseph M. Gibson III (Vickie), a daughter Patricia G.Shannon (Kenneth), three grandchildren, Eric Patrick Gibson (Tracie), Kelley Shannon (David), Kenneth Shannon Jr. (Milena), six great grandchildren, Raven, Brendon, Sydney, Kelsie, Jami, and Emil, a brother-in-law Fountain W. Clarke, and a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins.
He was preceded in death by a son Michael Alan Gibson.
Arrangements provided by Lee Funeral Home.
|Monteith, Bruce David Grabis
Birth: 1956-12-16 in La Plata, Maryland
|Bruce David Grabis Monteith, 56, of Mechanicsville, Maryland|
On October 6, 2013 at approximately 12:45 p.m., Bruce Monteith passed away as a result of injuries sustained as a result of a motorcycle accident on Plum Point Road in Calvert County, Maryland. Bruce was 56 years old and was accompanied by Gloriana "Glo" Beauvais, 45, of Hughesville, Maryland.
Bruce was born in La Plata, Maryland on December 16, 1956. He was the fifth of seven children born to Raymond and Vivian Grabis. Bruce was adopted by Ronald and Ethelyn Monteith in 1974.
Growing up, Bruce worked on the Monteith farm and was instilled with a sense of diligence, humbleness and strong moral character that stayed with him for his entire life. A 1976 graduate of Chopticon High School in Morganza, Maryland, Bruce was voted "Most Athletic" as a senior and received all-conference honors in wrestling, soccer and track and field. He also played football and was State Champion for his weight class in wrestling. Those that knew him well, have remarked that there was nothing Bruce could not excel at.
Following high school, Bruce entered the Marine Corps and served the United States for seven years. The Few The Proud. He was a rifle and pistol sharpshooter and was proficient in all classes of artillery receiving two good conduct medals, one certificate of service, two letters of recognition and three letters of appreciation. Bruce obtained the rank of Sergeant and was honorably discharged in 1982.
Bruce worked at Chalk Point Generating Station in Aquasco, Maryland for over 25 years. Bruce's numerous hours of overtime resulted in Christmas presents for his children and family vacations to Florida, South Carolina and Ocean City. He is remembered as one of the hardest workers and most generous and respected individuals at the plant.
Bruce was a prolific softball player (at Moose Lodge, Capt. Sams, Pennies, Rita Bs, Sneaky Petes and others) often running down fly balls that no one else could get to and being counted on for a clutch hit when the game was on the line. Like all the greats, Bruce had a flair for the dramatic, hitting two homeruns on his wedding day to Agnes. He was inducted into the St. Mary's County Young Men's Softball League Hall of Fame in November 2009.
He passed along his knowledge through coaching and was always a source of inspiration for his son, Tommy, and others on the sidelines and in the dugout. He loved his "princess", Brandie, and could be counted on for the same enthusiasm and attentiveness at a dance recital as he displayed on the ball field.
Bruce enjoyed riding his Harley and was an active congregant at Real Life Wesleyan Church in Mechanicsville. Bruce also enjoyed watching the Orioles and Redskins on television, no matter the score or how desperate the season.
Bruce "the Moose" had a gregarious personality that comforted all around him. Whether at the American Legion, Moose Lodge, Jimmie's Store, on the softball field or in a living room, you could always count on Bruce for a laugh, whether through a sarcastic joke or funny anecdote. Before family, friends or strangers, Bruce appeared well in any company and was loved by all.
Bruce was preceded in death by his biological parents Raymond and Vivian Grabis and his adoptive father Ronald Monteith. He was also preceded in death by his brother Wayne Grabis.
Bruce is survived by his daughter, Brandie Monteith of Mechanicsville, Maryland, his step-son, Tommy Pilkerton of Baltimore, Maryland (and Tommy's wife Jacqui and Bruce's granddaughter, Sophie), and his ex-wife, Agnes Russell Monteith of Mechanicsville, Maryland. His siblings Larry Grabis of Equality, Illinois, Glenn Grabis of Charlotte Hall, Maryland (and Glenn's wife Lilly and children Glenn, Jr. and Christopher), Glenda Guy of Leonardtown, Maryland (and Glenda's husband Walter and children Kimberly and Walter, Jr.), Becky Perkins, of St. Cloud, Florida (and Becky's children Justin, David and Brenton) and Theresa Walden of Richmond, Virginia (and her husband Allen and two children) also survived him. Bruce is also survived by his adopted mother, Ethelyn Monteith and step-siblings Cindi Griffith of Quinta, California (and her husband Jim and son Jason), Kathy Monteith of Sarasota, Florida, Ronalene Monteith of Milton, Wisconsin and Troy Monteith of Concord, California.
Bruce's family has arranged prayers from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and memorial services beginning at 4:00 p.m. at Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home in Charlotte Hall, Maryland on October 13, 2013. Larry Grabis (honorary), Glenn Grabis, Donald Quade, Dale Quade, Jimmy Quade, Glenn Grabis, Jr. and Tommy Pilkerton will serve as pallbearers. Bruce will receive burial services at Cheltenham Veterans Cemetery on October 22, 2013 in a private family ceremony.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Legion (Jameson-Harrison Post 238), Mechanicsville Moose Lodge (No. 495) or Real Life Wesleyan Church.
Arrangements provided by Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home.
|Beauvais, Gloriana Sheridan
Birth: 1968-09-22 in La Plata, Maryland
|Gloriana "Glo" Sheridan Beauvais, 45, of Hughesville, MD, passed away at Calvert Memorial Hospital in Prince Frederick, MD on October 6, 2013. She was born on September 22, 1968 in La Plata, and is the daughter of Alan Henry Estevez and Marilyn Carleen Hayes.|
Glo graduated from McDonough High School in 1986 and has lived in Southern for most of her life. She is employed as a Radiographer at St. Mary's Hospital and Southern Maryland Hospital. She enjoys music and is known for her passionate and angelic voice and sang with the "5 North Band". Glo loves the therapeutic nature of riding with her two horses Fritz and Levy. Glo's many artistic talents are present at community events, Christmas parades, Witches Walks and gatherings with friends and family. She also was an accomplished photographer and painter.
Glo touched the lives of over 30 children and their families through her involvement as a Therapeutic Foster Parent. She became a Health Coach for Take Shape for Life while achieving her own weight loss of 120 lbs. She plays a huge role towards the success of family and friends with their personal health journeys. She enjoys riding on motorcycles and is a member of Hughesville's All American Harley-Davidson HOG chapter.
Glo is a member of Real Life Ministries of Mechanicsville, MD and is predeceased by her husband, Arthur Eugene Beauvais, her parents, her step father, Charles Dean Hayes, and her brother-in-law, Joe Beauvais.
Glo is survived by her son, Justin A.D. Corbett Sr., (Melanie Mandos), step son Marcel Beauvais (Kerri Beauvais) and her step daughter, Sarah Beauvais (C.C. Alexander), her father-in-law, Arthur E Beauvais Sr., her sisters, Rebecca Welch, Kathryn Hayes, Emily Hayes, Mary Margaret Hayes, brothers, Jack Estevez, Charles Hayes, William Hayes, first husband Douglas F. Corbett, step mother, Janet A. Beauvais, sister-in-laws, Annette Warren-Cooley, Judi Estevez, grandchildren, Caden Beauvais, Graeme Beauvais, and Justin A.D. Corbett Jr.
Arrangements are being handled by Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home, P.A., 30195 Three Notch Road, Charlotte Hall, MD, 20622.
The family will receive friends for a Memorial Gathering and Service at New Life Church, of White Plains, MD, Saturday, October 19, receiving friends at 9 a.m. with the service starting at 11 a.m., following with a reception at the Bel Alton Firehouse.
In lieu of flowers the family is asking for donations to be made to the Glo Beauvais Memorial Fund. Donations can be made at any PNC bank locations or sent to 30560 Chappelear Drive, Charlotte Hall, MD 20622.
|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.
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