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Benson, Frederick Roy, Sr.
Birth: Thursday, June 28, 1934 in Buffalo, New York
Residence: Solomons, Maryland
Death: Friday, February 21, 2014 at the age of 79
Laid to Rest: in the Arlington National Cemetery
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Frederick Roy Benson, 79, of Solomons, MD, beloved husband of Arlene Ann Fisher Benson, died on February 21, 2014. Born in Buffalo, NY he was the son of Pierson Cohen and Elisabeth Benson.

Mr. Benson graduated from Canisius High School and Grossmont Colllege and also attended the University of Maryland.

Mr. Benson was a retired and highly decorated U. S. Navy Master Chief Communications Technician and served his country on the USS Jamestown and on military installations worldwide. He continued to serve his country with a distinguished career at the U. S. Senate, Office of the Sergeant at Arms.

He is survived by Arlene, his devoted wife of 60 years; daughter Arlene Torbett and husband, Dennis; daughter, Patricia Palmer and husband, Joseph; son, David Benson and wife, Hope; daughter, Charmaine Holmes and husband, Chris; daughter Deborah Shirley and husband, Mark; and sister, Cynthia Cohen; 15 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son and a granddaughter.

Arrangements provided by Rausch Funeral Home.

Regalia, Matthew Scott
Birth: Wednesday, December 31, 1986
Residence: Bryans Road, Maryland
Death: Friday, February 21, 2014 at the age of 27
Laid to Rest: Saturday, March 01, 2014 in the Trinity Memorial Gardens, Waldorf, Maryland
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Matthew Scott Regalia Jr., 27, of Bryans Road passed away Feb 21, 2014. Born December 31, 1986, he was the beloved son of Scott and Gayle Regalia of Bryans Road.

Matthew leaves behind his wife, Kayla and two loving brothers, Joshua and Christopher Regalia.

Matt attended Charles County public schools then traveled to Alaska where he received his Alaska state high school diploma. Matthew worked for Pembrooke Radiology Imaging before following his grandfather's footsteps into the electrical field. Matt was recently sworn into The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 26.

Matthew was a sports fanatic and was a die hard Cowboys, Michigan State and National's fan. Matt loved music, fishing and playing basketball. He shared his family's passion for drag racing and loved to watch his dad race. Matt was kind, caring and loving and held a special place in his heart for the children in his life.

Matthew was preceded in death by his grandfather, Lester Rackey Sr. and is survived by grandparents, Shirley Rackey of Bryans Road, Susan McGuire of Indian Head (Eddie), and Floyd Regalia (Genie) of Beaverdam, VA. In addition he leaves behind a host of relatives; aunts, uncles, cousins and numerous friends.

A celebration of life will be held at Williams Funeral Home, February 28th, 2-4 and 6-8pm, with a memorial service at 10am on March 1st. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Gardens, Waldorf, Md.

Donations can be made in Matthews name to the American Diabetes Association and Donate Life Maryland.

Boswell, Charles Earl
Birth: Wednesday, September 07, 1927
Residence: Waldorf, Maryland
Death: Friday, February 21, 2014 at the age of 86
Laid to Rest: Monday, March 03, 2014 in the St. Paulís Episcopal Church Cemetery, Waldorf, Maryland
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Charles Earl Boswell of Waldorf, MD died on February 21, 2014 at the University of MD Charles Regional Medical Center in La Plata, MD. He was 87 years old.

Charles was a retired president of the Local 689 Metro Transit Union and a veteran of the United States Army Air Corps, having served during World War II.

He was of the Catholic faith and enjoyed fishing, golfing, and playing pool. He also enjoyed his old boats and most importantly, taking care of his family.

He is the son of the late Robert S. Boswell and the late Margaret Arnold Boswell.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Donna L. Boswell; three sons, Ralph E. Boswell and his wife Theresa, Stephen F. Boswell and his wife Michelle, and Phillip A. Boswell; one daughter, Julia D. Akowskey and her husband Michael. He is also survived by nine grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

Memorial Service on Monday, March 3, 2014 at 11AM at St. Paul's Episcopal Church (Piney Parish) in Waldorf, MD. Interment to follow in the church cemetery.

Arrangements by Raymond Funeral Service, La Plata, MD.

Douglas, Delma Mae
Birth: Sunday, November 26, 1967 in Charles County, Maryland
Death: Friday, February 21, 2014 at the age of 46
Laid to Rest: Tuesday, March 04, 2014 in the St. Mary's Catholic Church Cemetery, Bryantown, Maryland
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Delma Mae Douglas, also known as "Rabbitt," was born on November 26, 1967 in Charles County, Maryland to Martha Ann Douglas and Calvin Jerome Willett, Sr. Delma departed this life on February 21, 2014 at Washington Hospital Center. In her last hours she was surrounded by lots of family and friends.

Delma was educated in the Charles County School System and graduated from Thomas Stone High School in Waldorf, Maryland. She also briefly attended the College of Southern Maryland where she earned a certificate in Child Care. Over the years she worked for Conversion Technologies, Inc., as a receptionist, Salvation Army Superstore Inc., to name a few and lastly she worked at Direct Mail Inc. as a Machine Operator.

Delma was well loved by all those that knew her. She was a very outspoken person. She was sure to liven up any family or social gathering with her outgoing personality. Delma was also well known for her hospitality. She always welcomed family and friends, even those she didn't know. She also loved to cook. You were always guaranteed a warm hearty meal. She also loved to play cards and watch movies. Overall, being with her family and friends meant the most to her.

She was so delighted upon the arrival of her two grandchildren Kae'mon (KK) and Koe'Vion (Fat Daddy). Those were the nicknames she chose for them. She loved them dearly.

When Delma gave her life to the Lord, she was truly overjoyed. We now rejoice in knowing that she is in the presence of the Lord.

Delma was preceded in death by her grandparents, Eleanor Douglas-Sewell and Herbert and Mable Willett; aunts, Mary Ellen Sewell-Young and Renee Willett; uncles, George, Andrew, Raymond Douglas and Archie Willett.

Delma leaves to cherish her memories, two children; Robert Titus Battle and Shawnita Renee Battle; two grandchildren, Kae'mon and Kae'Vion Washington; parents, Martha Ann Douglas and Calvin Jerome Willett, Sr.; sisters, Barbara Douglas, Tiona Cherenfant (Jodel) and Kelly Willett; brothers, Timothy Douglas (Brooke), Andre White, Calvin Willett, Jr., Tyrone Willett (Sontaria) and Stephen Willett; grandfather, Henry Pinkney (Alice); aunts, Anita Pinkney, Rosetta Sweetney (Thomas), Bertha Henry, Deloise Estep, Loretta Smith, Henrietta Wright, Barbara King, Eleanor Neale, Rose Willett, Sheila Willett, Brenda Willett, Glenda Stephney, Zera Willett and Ann Smith; uncles, James and Clifford Douglas (Geraldine), Jimmy, Joseph and Ricky Pinkney, Austin, Herbert, Marcus and Leon Willett and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends; John Mobley who was like a son to her and very special friends who were like sisters; Katina Thomas, Kim Edelen, Colleen Daniels, Ida Smith and Shirlene Coates.

Her viewing will be held from 10am until time of service 11am on Tuesday, March 4,2014 at The Greater Mount Zion Church, 3170 Hallowing Point Road, Prince Frederick, MD 20678. Interment St. Mary's Catholic Church, Bryantown, MD.

Arrangements entrusted to Thornton Funeral Home, P.A., Indian Head, MD.

Kersey, Alton
Birth: Tuesday, May 12, 1931
Residence: Solomons, Maryland
Death: Thursday, February 20, 2014 at the age of 82
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Alton Kersey of Solomons, Maryland passed away at his home on February 20, 2014 due to complications of Multiple Myeloma. He is preceded in death by his son Joseph Lore Kersey.

He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years Joann Lore, two daughters, Clare (Tim) Chisholm, Melissa (Mike) McCormick, a daughter in-law Shirley Kersey, and grandchildren.

Alton grew up in Colonial Heights, Virginia and graduated from the College of William and Mary in 1953. This is where he played baseball and basketball became a member of the Sigma Nu Fraternity, and met his lovely bride Joann Lore. Alton graduated, married, served in the Army and moved to Solomons, MD which became his home.

He became the manager of the JC Lore and Sons oyster house in 1962. In 1967 he took it upon himself to rebuild the historic Wm. B. Tennison which is now part of the Calvert Marine Museum. This taught him a lot about the love you must have to care for wooden boats. He continued to operate the packing and planting house until it closed in 1978.

Alton was one of the founders of the Calvert Marine Museum in 1970. He served on the Calvert County Planning Commission as it was his dream to see the Solomons Master Plan completed. Alton also loved the Waterman's Memorial on Solomons Island and was a fore runner for seeing this to attrition as well as obtaining funds for this which was erected in 1993.

He also helped to raise funds for the Town Clock in front of the Pavilion on Solomons Island.  Alton was also a Life Member and 1989 Past Commodore of the Solomons Island Yacht Club, a member of the Solomons Civic Association, a 50 + year member of the Masons and the Pa-Po Peake Shrine Club, he served in the Lion's Club, on the Democratic Central Committee, on the Calvert Memorial Hospital Board as well as the Board of Maryland National Bank throughout his years in Calvert County. He received the Democrat of the year award for opening and closing polls for 30 years.

Alton leaves behind many, many great friends and his loving family, a small island that he loved and his constant companions Casey and Jack.

The family will receive friends on Monday February 24, from 2-4 & 6-8 PM at the Rausch Funeral Home, P. A., 20 American Ln., Lusby, MD. A service celebrating his life will be held on Tuesday February 25, 11:00 AM at Middleham Chapel Episcopal Parrish in the Great Hall, 10210 H. G. Trueman Rd., Lusby, MD.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Solomons Volunteer Rescue Squad, PO Box 189, Solomons, MD 20688 or Middleham/St. Peter's Parish, PO Box 277, Lusby, MD 20657.

Arrangements provided by Rausch Funeral Home.

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