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|Swann, Jerame Derrick
Birth: 1987-09-13 in Washington, DC
|Swann, Jerame Derrick (Age 25) of Mechanicsville, MD.|
On September 13, 1987, the Swann’s added to their family. It was a son and his name was Jerame Derrick Swann. On Tuesday, December 4, 2012, their family suffered a loss when Jerame suddenly stepped into eternity.
Jerame was born in Washington, DC to Allen and Mary Swann. He attended public school and graduated from Chopticon High School in 2007. After graduation, Jerame worked for several employers including Copsey Seafood, McKays and Cord Cabinetry. In 2008, he began working with his Dad contracting for PEPCO.
Jerame loved and was deeply loved by his family, whom he enjoyed spending time with. He was a devoted son who took pleasure in playing Santa Claus at the family Christmas parties. He also enjoyed hanging out with his Uncle “E,” brothers and friends. His presence will be missed but his memory will live on.
Jerame was preceded in death by his two grandmothers, Louise Swann and Carrie Thompson; Grandfather, Raymond Thompson and one cousin Joshua Jones.
Left to cherish many happy memories are his parents, Allen and Mary Swann; three brothers, Allen, Jr., Lawerance and Branden; grandfather, Lawrence Swann; two sisters-in-law, Nicole and Andrea; three nieces, Brook, Chloe and Dystiny; one nephew, Logan “his heart;” five uncles, five aunts, a host of family and friends.
His viewing will be Sunday, December 9, 2012 from 5:00pm - 8:00pm in the Thornton Funeral Home Chapel, Mass of Christian burial will be held on Monday, December 10th at 10:00am at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church 4590 St. Josephs Way, Pomfret, MD. Interment, Trinity Memorial Gardens, Waldorf, MD.
Arrangements entrusted to Thornton Funeral Home, P.A., 3439 Livingston Road, Indian Head, Maryland 20640.
|Marsh, Robert Wilson
Birth: 1930-03-13 in West Virginia
|Reverend Dr. Robert Wilson Marsh, 82, of California, Maryland, a lifelong Presbyterian minister, chaplain and musician, died on December 4, 2012, at the Charlotte Hall Veterans Home in Charlotte Hall, Maryland.|
Born on March 13, 1930, in Holiday's Cove (now part of the city of Weirton), West Virginia, he was the son of the late George Harlan and Martha Wilson Marsh.
Graduating from Weir High School in 1948, he was the first in his family to attend college, working many hours at the Weirton Steel Corporation to fund his education. He graduated cum laude from Grove City College in Grove City, Pennsylvania, in 1953 with a Bachelor of Arts double major in History and Politics. Raised a Presbyterian, he then began to prepare for his life's work, realizing his calling to the ministry driven by his strong faith, keen interest in theology, and innate desire to do good for humanity. He subsequently earned three advanced degrees in support thereof. First a Master's of Divinity from Western Theological Seminary (now called Pittsburgh Theological Seminary) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 956.
Then, while serving as an ordained minister, he attended Union Theological Seminary in Richmond, Virginia, where he received a Master's of Theology in 1963 and Doctorate in Ministry in 1973. From 1966 to 1967, he studied French and The Reformation at the Université de Neuchatel, Switzerland. During this special year, he met his future wife, Sigrun Marlis, in West Berlin while traveling throughout Europe.
Dr. Marsh proudly and passionately served as a pastor for more than 50 years. Ordained in 1956, he began his career in Pea Ridge, Arkansas, thereafter also serving congregations in Texas, Maryland, Louisiana, Ohio and West Virginia. While at his second pastorate in Ft. Worth, Texas, Dr. Marsh attended a prayer breakfast with local clergy at the Hotel Texas with President John and First Lady Jackie Kennedy, just a few hours before his assassination in Dallas. His longest pastorate was at the First Presbyterian Church of St. Mary's County (now called Patuxent Presbyterian), where he served from 1977 until his retirement in 1995.
During his time in Maryland, Dr. Marsh, an avid musican, pianist, and hymn-writer, who loved to lead the congregation in song, launched an annual community music series at the church, bringing prominent musicians and choral groups to St. Mary's County, including the U.S. Army Chorus and U.S. Navy Sea Chanters. Most notably, he was the visionary, inspiration, and force behind the relocation of the church from its original site in Town Creek to a much more visible and accessible location on MD Route 4 between Three Notch Road and the Thomas Johnson (a.k.a. Solomons) bridge connecting St. Mary's and Calvert Counties. After much research and review, he led the relocation team in their selection of an esteemed architect who created the beautiful, open-air design. Dr. Marsh boldy and successfully led the congregation in this endeavor, despite its controversial nature, and the church continues to thrive and grow today.
Following retirement, Dr. Marsh continued to work as an Interim Minister, guiding a number of churches including St. Andrew Presbyterian Church in Leesville, LA, Longs Run Church in Calcutta, OH, First Presbyterian Church in St. Clairsville, OH, First Westminster Presbyterian Church in Steubenville, OH, Hill Top Presbyterian Church in Toronto, OH, as well as his home church, Cove Presbyterian, in Weirton, WV, during the selection process and smooth transition between permanent ministers. Dr. Marsh was thrilled to have the opportunity to "go home" for over 10 years to the Upper Ohio Valley region he loved to continue serving as a seasoned minister in this important capacity.
Dr. Marsh was a Chaplain in the Army Reserve and the Texas and Maryland Army National Guards for 30 years, retiring in 1990 with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He was called up to active duty by President Kennedy in 1961, during the Berlin Crisis and served as a Chaplain for the 49th Armored Division at Fort Polk, Louisiana. His commitment to serve his country and fellow soldiers was something of which he was very proud.
Dr. Marsh was a longtime Rotarian, active in a number of clubs where he resided, including Lexington Park where he was named a Paul Harris Fellow. He served on the Boards of St. Mary's Hospice and the Pastoral Counseling Center. As a hymn-writer, he authored more than 20, with a number of them published in religious periodicals. He also enjoyed poetry and civil war history. He was an amateur genealogist and traced the earliest Marsh settler to colonial America, his great, great, great, great grandfather, Thomas Marsh, who settled in Baltimore County in the mid-1700s and whose beautiful stone residence, the Eagles Nest, still stands today and which he visited on a number of occasions. He also confirmed the participation of several family members in multiple Civil War battles. As well, he was consistently involved in and/or led the Marsh-Atkinson family reunion, which met annually for over 100 years.
He is survived by his wife, Sigrun Marlis Marsh of California, Maryland, two children, Kirsten E. Marsh of New York, New York, Bruce R. Marsh (Paola Piscioneri) of Alexandria, Virginia, and a grandson, Rowan W. Marsh.
The family will hold a visitation from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. at the Brinsfield Funeral Home, 22955 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown, MD 20650 on Sunday, December 9, 2012. A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. at the Patuxent Presbyterian Church, 23421 Kingston Creek Road, California, MD 20619 on Monday, December 10, 2012. The service will be conducted by Pastor Mike Jones. An interment service with military honors will be held at the New Cumberland Cemetery in New Cumberland, West Virginia on Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at 2:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests that contributions be made either to the Music Ministry of the Patuxent Presbyterian Church, Attn: Dr. Robert W. Marsh Memorial Music Fund, 23421 Kingston Creek Road, California, Maryland, 20619, or the Parkinson's Disease Foundation, "In Memory of Robert Wilson Marsh," 1359 Broadway, Suite 1509, New York, New York, 10018.
Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, MD.
|Butler, Thomas Allen
Birth: 1947-12-28 in Hughesville, Maryland
|Thomas Allen Butler, 64, of Waldorf, Maryland entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, December 4, 2012. Thomas was born on December 28, 1947 in Hughesville, Maryland to the late Mary Elizabeth Butler and Joseph Butler. |
Thomas was educated in the Charles County Public Schools. Thomas owned and operated, Happy Transportation, his very own transportation business for more than 30 years. He was employed with the Charles County Parks and Recreation for over 35 years.
Thomas was an avid Redskins fan. Thomas loved spending time with his family and friends, listening to music, dancing, playing bingo, traveling, bowling and planning and hosting Cabarets.
He is the beloved father of Melissa (Jeffrey) Washington, Cynthia (Joseph) Douglas, Tauwanna Wade, Shannon (William) Fenwick, Tousha (William) Wade- Richards, Ronald Wade, Zachary Wade, Tomeka Wade, Brittany Wade and Keyona Wade; He is the loving brother of Richard Butler, John W. Butler, Ann Butler, Mary Helen Butler, Mary Lucille Matthews, Pauline Butler, Lucille Butler, Doris Ann Butler, Theresa Ann Mitchell, and Mary Rose Butler; brother in law of Agnes Curtis, Annie Jenkins and Sis Jennifer; a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews; dear relative of Diane Reeves Briscoe of Charlotte Hall, Maryland; close buddy of, Raymond Douglas, Irvin Thompson, Mr. Boze Chase, Jimmy Lee Gray and Charles Shanks; good friend of Barbara Wade and Ruth Neal.
Thomas was preceded in death by his son, Tyrel Allen, Jr.; four brothers, William Butler, Michael Butler, John B. Butler, and Joseph Brown, a sister in law, Rebecca Butler.
Special thanks to Civista Medical Center (3 South, RN & CNA) staff, Mohammed Abu-Dealh, Gail Lester and Julie Shore; Dr. Collins Sein, MD, Hospice of Charles County staff, Theresa, Emily and Nancy; and care giver Annie Jenkins.
Family and friends will unite on Wednesday, December 12, 2012 from 10:00 am until time of service at 11:00 am at St. Mary's Bryantown Catholic Church, 13715 Notre Dame Place, Bryantown, Maryland 20617 (just off of Oliver's Shop Road). Interment St. Mary's Bryantown Catholic Church Cemetery.
Arrangements provided by Briscoe-Tonic Funeral Home.
|Douglas, Anastasia Rita
Birth: 1941-11-27 in California, Pennsylvania
|Anastasia "Rita" Douglas of Waldorf, MD died on Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at her residence with Hospice. |
Mrs. Douglas was a homemaker who loved gardening, cooking, bargain shopping, raising children, and being with her family.
Daughter of the late Joseph John Sterback and the late Elizabeth Emily Eagler Sterback. Predeceased by her parents.
Survived by her husband of 49 years, Joseph Henry Douglas; two sons, John J. (Carol) Douglas of Mechanicsville, MD and Robert M. Douglas of Mechanicsville, MD; two daughters, Jamie D. (John) Wetherald of Golden Beach, MD and Leann D. (Chip) Keech of La Plata, MD; one brother, Wm. Olan Sterback of Ritcheyville, PA; and three sisters, Betty Jane Sinchak of Monessen, PA, Patricia Rosensteel of Lusby, MD, and Margaret Sterback of Uniontown, PA. Also survived by 8 grandchildren.
Visitation: Monday, December 10, 2012 from 5-8PM with Prayers at 7PM at Raymond Funeral Chapel (5635 Washington Avenue, La Plata, MD 20646). Funeral Service: Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at 10AM at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church “Piney Parish” in Waldorf, MD. Interment: Church cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Charles County (2505 Davis Road, Waldorf, MD 20603).
Arrangements provided by Raymond Funeral Service.
|Stafford, Alvin C., Jr.
Birth: 1924-12-17 in Barstow, Maryland
|Alvin C. Stafford, Jr., 87, of Port Republic, MD passed away on December 3, 2012 at the Charlotte Hall Veterans Home located in Charlotte Hall, MD. Alvin was born December 17, 1924 in Barstow, MD to the late Alvin C. Stafford, Sr. and Clara May (Rawlings) Stafford.|
In October of 1940, at the age of 15, he started working at the Calvert Independent. There he learned to become a typesetter for many years. He later became the print shop manager. Alvin was call to duty during WWII and served with the Big Red 1st infantry Division and was one of the first to land on the beaches of France on D-Day, June 6th 1944. He also enjoyed fishing and crabbing on the Patuxent River. Alvin was also a lifetime member of VFW Post 8133, a member of American Legion 274, and a 23 year member of the Calvert Elks Lodge 2620.
In addition to his parents, Alvin was predeceased by his wife Audrey L. Stafford.
He is survived by his daughters Dolly Ann Murphy of Fayetteville, NC, Carolyn Harlow of Port Republic, MD his sons George L. Walker of California, MD, and David E. Walker of Soddy Daisy, TN. He is also survived by 11 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren and 5 great great grandchildren and his sister Jean Dunagan of Barstow, MD.
The family will receive friends on Monday December 10, 2012 from 2-4 and 6-8:00 PM at the Rausch Funeral Home, 4405 Broomes Island Road, Port Republic, MD. Interment will take place on Tuesday December 11, 2012, 10:00 AM at Maryland Veterans Cemetery, Cheltenham MD. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of St. Mary’s, P.O. Box 625, Leonardtown, MD 20650 and the American Heart Association.
Arrangements provided by Rausch Funeral Home.
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