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Birth: 1956-12-21 in Waukegan, Illinois
|Darryl Garland, 56, of Waldorf, MD, passed away on September 21, 2013. He was born on December 21, 1956 in Waukegan, Illinois to parents Elbert and Viola Garland. |
Darryl received his education from North Chicago School and Cumberland Valley High School, Mechanicsburg, PA., from where he graduated in 1974. He also attended Harrisburg Community College. Darryl grew up as a Cub Scout and Boy Scout and served on the junior usher board at his church. Darryl enlisted in the U.S. Army, receiving an honorable discharge after six years.
In 1980, he married Deborah Baker and from this union, they had one son, Bryan Darryl.
Darryl was employed by the U.S. Park Service, Arlington, VA and later employed by the U.S. Postal Service, Waldorf, MD. Darryl received many commendations, especially for his exemplary leave earned record. Darryl is known for his generosity in donating leave days to co-workers who were in need. He retired after thirty-four years of government service.
Darryl loved the Chicago Bulls, Bears and Cubs teams. He also enjoyed watching classic black and white films on TV and listening to music.
Darryl leaves to cherish his memories his son, Bryan Garland; mother, Viola Garland and his brother, Devin Garland.
Visitation will be Saturday, September 28, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. until time of service at 2:00 p.m. at Briscoe-Tonic Funeral Home, 2294 Old Washington Road, Waldorf, MD. Interment on Thursday, October 3, 2013 at 10:00 am at Maryland Veterans Cemetery, Cheltenham, MD.
Arrangements provided by Briscoe-Tonic Funeral Home.
|Graff, William L., Jr.
Birth: 1942-07-15 in Washington, D.C.
|Know as "Bill" or "Billy" he was the first born of William L. Graff Sr. and Mary E. (Collins) Graff of Chicamuxen Md. He peacefully passed away with his children, close family friends and his wife Hazel "Cookie" Graff by his side.|
He was proceeded in death by his father, mother and his younger brother George.
He leaves behind his wife, children, numerous grandchildren and seven siblings to mourn his loss.
He loved fishing and hunting from an early age.
Per his request, his ashes were spread across the ocean.
|Ott, Helen Elizabeth
Birth: 1919-02-25 in Charlestown, West Virginia
|Helen Elizabeth Ott, 94, of Waldorf, MD passed away on September 20, 2013 at the Charles County Nursing and Rehab Center. She was born February 25, 1919 in Charlestown, WV to the late Bruce Martin and Angeline Arehart Martin.|
Helen and her husband owned and operated Ott's Market on Route 228 for many years. She was also a member of the Calvary United Methodist Church in Waldorf, MD.
Helen's life revolved around her love for family and friends. She was a homemaker and an excellent cook and always enjoyed cooking for her family, friends and holiday gatherings any chance she got.
Helen was predeceased by her husband of 38 years, Willard Ott, and her sisters, Rebecca Hough and Frances Edelen and brother, Robert Martin.
Helen is survived by her nieces, JoAnn Edelen, Debbie Page, Tammy Clontz (Rick), Pat Thompson (Orville), Eleanor Glesner, Kay Payne, nephews, Ronald Edelen (Ester), John Martin, Michael Hough, John Ott, Robert Ott (Linda), Franklin Ott (Doris), and numerous great nieces and great nephews.
Funeral Arrangement are being handled Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home, 30195 Three Notch Road, Charlotte Hall, MD 20622.
Pallbearers will be Ronnie Edelen, Robbie Edelen, Todd Edelen, John Martin, Rob Page and Rick Clontz.
Memorial Contributions in Helen's memory may be made to the Humane Society of Charles County, P.O. Box 1015, Waldorf, MD 20604.
|Hershey, Louise Elizabeth
Birth: in Washington, D.C.
|Louise Elizabeth (Winterfeldt) Hershey, 92, passed away on September 20, 2013. |
She was predeceased by her husband, Karl S. Hershey, sons, Thomas and Edward Hershey, and parents, Arthur and Marie Winterfeldt.
She is survived by her daughters Karlene Helmick and Susan Montgomery, several grandchildren and great grandchildren, and loving in-laws.
Louise was born in Washington, DC, and received her LPN from the National Institute of Nursing, Washington, DC. She was also active in various organizations to include, Cobb Island 4-H Club, Ladies of Charity, Cobb Island Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary, member of the Holy Ghost Catholic Church Choir, Issue, MD, and served on the Charles County Board of Elections.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday, September 24, 2013 from 6-8 PM in the Rausch Funeral Home, 20 American Lane, Lusby, MD. Interment will take place at a later date in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA. The family asks for contributions to be made in Louise’s memory to St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148-0142 http://www.stjude.org/tribute.
Arrangements provided by Rausch Funeral Home.
|Macdonald, Karen R.
Birth: 1963-02-23 in Washington, D.C.
|Karen "Noodle" Renee Macdonald, 50, of Mechanicsville, MD, passed away at Hospice House of St. Mary's in Callaway, MD on Friday, September 20, 2013 after her courageous battle with pancreatic cancer, with family members at her side.|
Karen was born on February 23, 1963 in Washington, DC. She was the daughter of the late Clifton J. Thompson and the late Barbara A. Latham Thompson.
Karen enjoyed spending time with her family, bingo, traveling, photography, yard sales/ flea markets, car shows, shopping and decorating. She was an animal lover and absolutely loved the beach.
In addition to her parents, Karen was predeceased by her brother, Thomas J. Thompson.
Karen is survived by her husband, David P. Macdonald of Mechanicsville, MD; her son, Michael A. Macdonald of Mechanicsville, MD; daughters, Ashley M. Macdonald of Mechanicsville, MD and Linda R. Macdonald of Newburg, MD; brother, Chris J. Thompson of Newburg, MD; sisters, Sandy L. Nealis of Port Orange, FL and Sherry L. (Thompson) Altizer of Deale, MD; and her beloved dog, Marleigh.
Family and friends will be received for Karen's Life Celebration on Friday, September 27, 2013, from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM and from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home, P.A., 30195 Three Notch Road, Charlotte Hall, MD 20622. A Service will be held on Saturday, September 28, 2013 at 12:00 PM, here at the funeral home. Father John Ball will officiate.
Memorial Contributions may be made to: St. Jude's Cancer Research, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Arrangements [provided by Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home.
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