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|Bush, Wyvette Lynn
Birth: 1966-04-01 in Leonardtown, Maryland
|During the clearing of skies, and a day that turned sunny, Lynn flew away to a land of milk and honey. Lynn Medley-Bush was born on April 1, 1966 in Leonardtown, Maryland. She saw the light of glory and departed this life on January 10, 2013. |
She is the second oldest daughter of Geraldine Medley June (Sylvester) and Frances M. Jones. Lynn received her education in the St. Mary's County Public School System and graduated from Leondardtown High School in 1984. After graduation, Lynn joined the Federal Government working in various agencies, NASA, and the US Department of Education.
Lynn was a long-time member of the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research in the US Department of Education. She was responsible for managing many aspects of its grants program and was dedicated to the mission of the agency -- improving the lives of people with disabilities through research. Lynn was an effective leader of two Department of Education Programs in the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education serving poor and disadvantaged school children: The Alaska Natives and the Native Hawaiian programs. Lynn was a vigorous champion and strong voice defending children and families who benefited from reading, mathematics and science, and dropout prevention activities supported by the program. Her devotion to Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian children and their families was visible in her daily enthusiasm for and dedication to her work.
Lynn married Wesley Bush on July 20, 2005 in Montego Bay, Jamaica. He was the love of her life and when he passed on October 18, 2008, she continued to carry his name and his memory. He was her heavenly husband, but they are now together in glory. Anijah "Booka" was her life. From the 1st day she laid eyes on her Lynn fell in love and committed every moment to her nurturing. Her seven years of life with Booka was spent making sure she got to see the world around her visiting amusement parks, aquariums, museums, the White House, carnivals, cooking and the Dallas Cowboys.
She loved her son and daughter Theresa and kept them close under her watchful eye. She was more than just his mother but his friend as he spent many hours lying at the foot of her bed seeking her advice (his advice he would say). Theresa was her right hand-go to girl. At the drop of a hat Theresa was there even if it meant hours spent searching the internet.
We can't forget to mention Wesley's pug, Mugzie, that Lynn took care of after Wesley's passing. Mugzie was everybody's responsibility because she gave him to Wesley, so the dog was a big piece of her as well.
Lynn had a very beautiful spirit and was an Angel on earth that showed unconditional and unselfish love to everyone that crossed her path. She was the glue that kept her family together and the treasure chest of our innermost thoughts and secrets.
She had an infectious smile and a loving personality that touched all who came into contact with her including her Godsons: Melvin Edwards and Marcus Mills, adopted children: Bert, Chuck, Larry, Devin, Dee and special cousins: Dion, Gary, and Ashley Kennedy and her special friends: Melissa Mills, Jacqueline "Jack" Edwards, Renee Bonds and Rochelle Whittington. Her love helped to encourage, uplift, motivate and inspire us all through our most difficult times.
Lynn enjoyed vacationing and cruising with family and friends and capturing family events from behind the camera. Random trips to Delaware with Lorraine and Gizelle was her favorite including visiting with her boyfriend: Wal-Mart, as she called it. Her greatest passion in life was her family and finding ways to get everyone together. Lynn, with Aunt Lorraine, planned our family trips and made sure we were well fed with lots of food and many desserts. Her final days were spent with family, friends, special friend, Leroy Gibson and helping families with hospice.
Lynn leaves behind to cherish her memories her mother, Geraldine June (Sylvester); father, Francis Jones; son, Jarvis Medley (Theresa); granddaughter, Anijah Medley; two sisters, Stephanie Medley and Gizelle Young (Greg); one brother, Lewis Medley (Joy); Uncle Rudolph Medley (Elizabeth), Aunt Lorraine Kennedy (Howard), Aunt Ann Medley; nephews Michael Briscoe, Jr. and Lewis Medley, Jr.; nieces Jessica and LaTasha Briscoe and Nya Medley; special cousins, Dion and Howard (Gary) Kennedy, Ashley Dickerson, Jay Medley, Stacey Medley; her Godmother, Yvonne Lennon and a host of other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her grandparents Leroy and Christine Medley, Uncle Lionel Medley and beloved husband, Wesley Bush.
Visitation will be Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at 9:00 am until Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 am at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 29119 Point Lookout Road, Morganza, Maryland. Interment immediately following at Sacred Heart Church Cemetery, Bushwood, Maryland.
Arrangements provided by Briscoe-Tonic Funeral Home.
|Winkler, Frances Lorenz
Birth: 1919-07-10 in Baden, Maryland
|Frances Lorenz Winkler 93, of La Plata, died January 9, 2013 following a brief illness. Born July 10, 1919 in Baden, MD she was the daughter of Ralph M. and Mary Lorenz. |
Her family moved to La Plata in 1923. She was the second of five children raised at "The Homeplace" and a lifelong member of Sacred Heart Church. She was one of the few remaining survivors of the deadly tornado that struck La Plata Elementary School in 1926 in which 13 children died. She was among the first students to attend Sacred Heart School which opened in 1927. In 1937 she graduated from Strayers Business School in Washington, DC and was employed by the Department of Agriculture in La Plata.
She married Bernard Reese Winkler in 1938 and assisted in running the family plumbing and heating business in La Plata, while raising their three children. In the early 1950's, she and her husband purchased interest a second family-owned business, La Plata Mill and Rental. She worked alongside her son and grandsons as bookkeeper for the business until 2006.
She was Prefect of the Sacred Heart Church Sodality for 12 years, and for many years hosted the PAC+P Rosary Group in her home. Mrs. Winkler was known for her exemplary volunteerism, meritorious public service, and high spirit of community involvement. She received awards for service from the Charles County Commissioners and the Charles County Business and Professional Women's Club. She often stated, "Our town will only be as good as the residents make it."
She served 15 years as an elected La Plata Town Councilwomen and 16 years on the La Plata Beautification Committee and town Planning Commission. She also served on the Maryland Municipal League. Her community service included volunteering at Physicians Memorial Hospital, (Civista Medical Center) with the Gray Ladies Red Cross and she was a member of the 2N1 Club at the Richard R. Clark Senior Center.
She had a deep love for gardening enjoyed a lifetime membership in the Charles County Garden Club and the La Plata Garden Club. She served as President of CCGC from 1969 - 1971 and served on the Federated Garden Clubs of MD District II Board of Directors for ten years. She was a Landscape Design Consultant, an Accredited Flower Show Judge, and a Charles County Master Gardener .
She is survived by one sister, Anna Lee Breitenbach, and her three children, Bernard R.Winkler, Jr., R. Wayne Winkler, wife Paula, and Mary Beth Chandler, husband Kenneth, seven grandchildren, nineteen great-grandchildren and one great- great- granddaughter.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, January13th from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m., prayers at Arehart -Echols Funeral Home in La Plata with prayers at 5:00 Monsignor Oliver McGready will officiate at the Mass for Christian Burial on Monday Jan. 14th, 10:00 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church in La Plata. Interment will follow at the church cemetery on St. Mary's Avenue.
Arrangements provided by Arehart -Echols Funeral Home.
|David, Robert Maurice, Jr.
Birth: 1959-03-23 in Dallax, Texas
|Mr. David was the Director of Operations for the International Limousine Co., in Washington, DC for 11 years. He was a veteran of the U. S. Navy, having served from 1977 to 1981. He loved his Harley Davidson Motorcycle. |
Son of the late Robert Maurice David, Sr. and the living Betty Joyce Roberts.
Predeceased by his father.
He is survived by his mother, Betty Roberts of Denton, TX; his wife of 20 years, Susan E. David; two sons, Johnathan A. David of Waldorf, MD and Christopher A. David of Rice, VA; one brother, Keith David of TX; two sisters, Gayla (Chuck) Mays of TX and Kim (Jeff) Dickerson of TX.
Visitation will be on Saturday, January 12, 2012 from 1PM until time of Memorial Service at 2PM at Raymond Funeral Chapel (5635 Washington Ave., La Plata, MD 20646). Clergy: Tom Hatala. Interment will follow in the family cemetery in TX.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Charles County (2505 Davis Rd., Waldorf, MD 20603).
Arrangements provided by Raymond Funeral Service.
|Long, Dean Preston
Birth: 1960-03-19 in Poughkeepsie, New York
|Dean Preston Long, 52, 0f Dunkirk, died in Prince Frederick on January 9, 2013. Dean was born on March 19, 1960 in Poughkeepsie, NY to Harvey and Connie Root Long. He graduated from Wootton High School in Rockville and James Madison College. |
Dean had lived in Calvert County since 1992. He was employed as an IT Director for Safeway Food Stores at the time of his death.
Dean was a man of many of many passions: gardening, music, cooking and wine. He loved to entertain friends and family and was always working on something around the house, most notably his famous Christmas decorations. He was known for his quick wit and wonderful sense of humor. He was a “soccer dad” and the treasurer of his homeowner’s association.
Dean is survived by his parents, Harvey and Connie Long of Rockville, MD; his wife of 23 years, Angela; son Mason and daughter Madison; brother Brad Long and his wife Liz of Darnestown, MD; sister, Jody Kraemer of Gaithersburg, MD; his nieces and nephews and many friends.
Memorial Contributions may be made to The Arbor Day Foundation, 100 Arbor Ave., Nebraska City, NE 68410 or online at www.arborday.org.
Arrangements provided by Raymond Wood Funeral Home.
|Long, Edward Harding
Birth: 1920-11-13 in California, Maryland
|Edward Harding Long, 92, of Leonardtown, Maryland, died peacefully at his home on January 8, 2013 surrounded by his family.|
Born in California, Maryland on November 13, 1920, he was the first of nine children born to the late Willard Biscoe Long and Bertie Barefoot Long. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 66 years, Agnes Gallagher Long.
Edward graduated from Great Mills High School in 1937, and he then attended college for one year at what is currently St. Mary's College of Maryland. Edward moved to Baltimore in 1939 to join the Glen L. Martin Company where he worked on the manufacture of the Martin B-26 Marauder aircraft. In 1943, he met Agnes Gallagher, who also worked at the Glen L. Martin Company. On February 19, 1944, Edward and Agnes were wed at Corpus Christi Church in Baltimore.
Edward was drafted into the U.S. Army three months later and left for France on December 26, 1944. A Tech Sergeant, he served as a tank gunner in the Third Armored "Spearhead" Division of the First Army during the invasion of Germany, crossed the Rhine and fought in the Battles for Cologne, the Ruhr Pocket, and Dessau. After the War ended, he remained in Germany in the army of occupation where he operated a uniform dying facility until May 1946, when he returned home. He then took over ownership and operation of the Leonardtown Laundry from his father.
Edward and Agnes settled in Leonardtown, where they accepted an invitation to live in a large house in the middle of town with Dr. Charles Vincent Hayden, a long-time family friend. 'Doc' was like a grandfather to the family of six boys and three girls born to Edward and Agnes there. After Doc's death in 1961, they moved to the 'house on the hill' on the edge of Leonardtown just past Moakley Street. Together they established a warm and welcoming Christian household filled with love, children, music, laughter, and friends.
Edward owned and operated the Leonardtown Laundry from 1946 until 1973 which provided laundry and dry cleaning services for St. Mary's Hospital and the Patuxent River Naval Air Test Center, as well as ships in port at the Stewart Petroleum wharf, and area schools, camps, and residences. In 1955, he constructed a new facility near the intersection of Rte 5 and Rte 243 (currently The Maryland Antique Center).
As the County grew in the 1960s, Edward's vision also grew. Seeing a need for accommodations for contractors on the expanding navy base, he built the A & E Motel in Lexington Park, which he owned until about 1978. He also built and owned, until 1984, the Esperanza Bowling Center in partnership with Jack Fletcher. He became a residential property developer and developed Kingston Creek Village and Cal Acres in California, MD.
Edward loved St. Mary's County and Leonardtown, and he was deeply committed to their prosperity. When his father, Willard Long, was St. Mary's County Sheriff from 1946-54, Edward served as Sheriff's Deputy part-time and also served as Leonardtown's Chief of Police. Always civic minded, Edward served as Chairman of the Building Committee for the St. Mary's County Governmental Center which was dedicated in 1978 near the Site of Leonard Hall Junior Naval Academy. Edward was strongly supportive of the decision in the early 1980s to replace the existing Leonardtown Hospital with a modern and well equipped one. He served on the Hospital Board of Directors from 1978-1983, both as Vice-Chairman if the Board and as the Building Committee Fundraising Chairman during the planning phase. He was honored to shovel the first load of dirt at the groundbreaking ceremony for the present St. Mary's Hospital in 1983. He was elected to serve as a Leonardtown Commissioner from 1983 through 1991, and he was President of the Commissioners from 1985-1987. He also served on the St. Mary's County Republican Central Committee.
Edward was a life-long member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Leonardtown (now First Saints Community Church) where for many years he sang tenor in the choir.
As the children grew up, Edward and Agnes developed a passion for world travel. They visited Europe, Ireland, Great Britain, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, and Central and South America. They made many new friends abroad on these trips, and soon their travels were opportunities to revisit these friends, who in turn visited Ed and Agnes in Leonardtown. For their 50th wedding anniversary, Edward and Agnes celebrated with a 30-day trip around the world.
When Agnes developed a neuromuscular illness in 1999, their travels were curtailed, and Edward stayed close by Agnes' side for the next eleven years, changing roles to become primary cook, canner, homemaker, and gardener. They enjoyed frequent visits from their devoted family and wide circle of friends from St Mary's County and as far away as Sweden, Germany, Australia, and Hong Kong. After Agnes passed away in September 2010, Edward traveled with some of his children to Germany, Sweden, and Ireland, where they stayed with friends met during prior travels.
Edward and others were honored for their service to St. Mary's Hospital at the hospital's Centennial Celebration Banquet in March 2012. He was inducted into the Great Mills High School Hall of Fame in June 2012. There, he advised the new graduates to "continue your education, work hard, be honest, and take care of your family". Together with his brother, Charles Long, Edward rode in a convertible in the Leonardtown Veteran's Day parade on November 7, 2012.
Edward is survived by eight children Barbara Sharatz (John), of San Diego, CA; Norman Long (Peggy), of Oceanside, CA; Edward Long Jr.(Laura), of Lawrenceville, GA; David Long (Marlene), of St. Mary's City, MD; Patricia Izydore (Julian), of Marietta, GA; Dennis Long (Charlotte), of Mechanicsville, MD; Marsha Long Adamo, of California, MD; and Kenneth Long (Nancy), of Silver Spring, MD.
He was predeceased in 1975 by his son, John Francis Long.
Edward leaves twenty-one grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren. He was the oldest of nine children, and is survived by five siblings: Hilda Strickland (Sam) of Jessup, MD; Norma Croston (John), of Winchester, VA; Charles Long (Thelma) of Lexington Park, MD; William Long (Carol) of Yulee, FL; and Peggy Myers (Carl) of Estancia, NM.
He was predeceased by two sisters, Lois and Phyllis, and by a brother, Willard, Jr.
Edward's family and friends will miss his warm smile and fun-loving nature, his optimism, his welcoming hospitality, and the comfort of his companionship and kind words.
Family will receive friends for Edward's Life Celebration on Friday, January 11, 2013 from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. at First Saints Community Church, 22550 Point Lookout Road, Leonardtown, MD 20650. Prayers will be recited at 7:30 p.m. A Funeral Service will be conducted by Pastor John Wunderlich on Saturday, January 12, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at First Saints Community Church. Interment will be private.
Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, MD.
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