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|Alu, Sheryl Jones
Birth: 1953-01-07 in Emmaus, Pennsylvania
|Sheryl Jones Alu, Esq. of Solomons, MD passed away on January 15. Born and raised in Emmaus, PA she was the daughter of Lloyd and Blanche Jones of Allentown PA. She was married to Richard Alu.|
She was a graduate of Franklin & Marshall College where she was part of the first women’s graduating class at the College. After graduation she began her extensive law career as a para-legal for Elias Matz Tiernan of Washington DC. She subsequently received her JD from Emory Law School in Atlanta, GA and returned to Elias Matz as an associate and eventually became Of Counsel. Her early legal career centered on banking and security related practices and was also General Council for Perpetual Federal Savings & Loan.
Known for her expertise in mergers and acquisition she was often sought to litigate for corporate finance and securities law and handled Blue Sky security matters. Her recent legal practice was as chief counsel for Jones Alu Law and recently Of Counsel with the Prince Frederick firm of Davis Upton Palumbo & Dougherty.
She was affiliated with the District of Columbia Bar, Maryland State Bar Association, and the American bar Association and was licensed in the District of Columbia and the State of Maryland. She was previously recognized by Cambridge’s Who’s Who for demonstrating dedication, leadership, and excellence in law.
Ms. Jones Alu had been a Calvert County resident for over 30 years. She was committed to the betterment of Calvert County, and served on several Boards, Commissions, and Committees, where she gave freely of her time and talents to assist local government, private non-profit organizations, and the business community. She served on the Ethics Commission from 1996 through 2011, and as its Chair from 2005 to 2011. She was a member of the Compensation Review Board, the Annmarie Garden Board of Directors, the Calvert County Lighting Task Force, and the Redistricting Committee. She served as the President of the Calvert County Chamber of Commerce, as well as a Board Member of the Safe Harbor, Inc. Board of Directors. In 1997, she was recognized as Republican Woman of the Year.
Sheryl served on the Calvert Memorial Hospital Foundation Board from 2001 through 2006. She served one term as Foundation treasurer and four years as President of the CMH Foundation Board. During her tenure she made many contributions to the hospital, including serving as Foundation President during the Capital Campaign that raised funds for the expansion of the emergency department and the construction of the new ICU and outpatient concourse at CMH.
She was a devoted animal lover and was especially fond of basset hounds. She was supportive of animal rescue and welfare, and was a regular contributor to Basset Hound rescue and rehoming efforts. Two of her Bassets, Dudley Do-right and Sadie Lady, competed in the Westminster Kennel Club show in New York City.
Sheryl lived life to the fullest, and was devoted to her friends and family. She was always there to unhesitatingly lend a helping hand to anyone with a problem. She was quick to laugh and had the ability to find humor in daily life.
She is survived by her parents, husband, brother Lloyd H. Jones of Emmaus, PA, niece Stephanie Berdik of Boston, and nephew Collin Jones of New York City.
Services will be held Monday January 21 at Rausch Funeral Home, P.A., 20 American Lane, Lusby, Maryland 20657. Visiting hours are at 10AM followed by a memorial service at 11AM.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to The Sheryl Jones Alu Memorial Fund c/o Calvert Memorial Hospital Foundation at CMH Foundation, Inc., PO Box 2127, Prince Frederick, MD 20678.
Arrangements provided by Rausch Funeral Home.
|Willett, Samuel Patrick
Birth: 1939-05-07 in Washington, DC
|Samuel Patrick "Pat" Willett of White Plains, Maryland, died on January 15, 2013 at St. Mary's Hospital in Leonardtown, MD. He was 73 years old. |
Mr. Willett was a carpenter by trade, first working for his father, W. A. Willett and Sons, then James R. Willett, Builder, and later he was self-employed.
Pat was a talented man who loved nature. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He was known for the knives he crafted, the air boat and ultra-light plane he built. He was never without his camera. A man of strong beliefs, he lived his life to the fullest, HIS WAY.
Son of the late Walter A. Willett and the late Opal M. Henderson Willett.
Predeceased by his parents; his brothers: Anthony L. Willett, Claude T. Willett, Milton F. Willett, John Walter Willett, and Wayne E. Willett; and his sister-in-law: Linda L. Willett.
Survived by one son: Christopher K. (Penny) Willett of Port Tobacco, MD; one daughter: Stephanie (Thomas) Potter of Faulkner, MD; two brothers: James Raphael (Kathy) Willett of White Plains, MD and David R. Willett of White Plains, MD; two sisters: DaOnne (Joe) Lucas of La Plata, MD and Susan C. (Mike) Legagneux of White Plains, MD; three sisters-in-law: Alice Willett of White Plains, MD, Catherine Willett of White Plains, MD, and Effie Willett of Dowell, MD; and four grandchildren: Brittany Potter, Courtney Potter, Nick Potter, and Marc Potter. Also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Visitation: Thursday, January 24, 2013 from 2-4PM and 6-8PM with Prayers at 7PM at Raymond Funeral Chapel (5635 Washington Avenue, La Plata, MD 20646). Mass of Christian Burial: Friday, January 25, 2013 at 11AM at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church (4590 St. Joseph Way, Pomfret, MD 20675). Clergy: Fr. Robert Kosty. Interment: Trinity Memorial Gardens in Waldorf, MD at 12:30PM.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary’s Nursing Center (21580 Peabody Street, Leonardtown, MD 20650).
Arrangements by Raymond Funeral Service, P.A.
|Conner, LeRoy Norfolk
Birth: 1925-09-04 in Adelina, Maryland
|LeRoy Norfolk “Boots” Conner, 87 of Charlotte Hall, MD passed away on January 14, 2013 at Charlotte Hall Veterans Home, Charlotte Hall, MD. He was born on September 4, 1925 in Adelina, MD to the late Harry D. Conner and Elizabeth V. Wood Conner. |
LeRoy enlisted in the United States Army on June 12, 1945 at Baltimore, MD. While in the Army, LeRoy was stationed in Germany. He received the World War II Victory Ribbon and the Army Occupation Medal (Germany). He was honorably discharged on the 19th of August, 1946 at the separation center Fort George G. Meade, MD.
LeRoy is survived by his daughter Janice Nicholson of Orlando, FL; grandchildren Dwayne Nicholson, Donnel Nicholson, Brian Van Devander, Steve Van Devander and Terry Wilson; niece Sara Beth Ogle; nephews Clarke Rawlings, Ronnie Conner, Donnie Conner, David Conner and Timothy Conner.
Services and interment are private.
The family request contributions to be made in “Boots” memory to the charity of your choice.
Arrangements provided by Rausch Funeral Home, P.A., Lusby, MD.
|Joy, Ignatius Samuel, Jr.
Birth: 1935-07-27 in Leonardtown, Maryland
|Ignatius Samuel “Bunks” Joy, Jr., 77, of Hollywood, MD passed away on January 14, 2013 in Charlotte Hall, MD. Born on July 27, 1935 in Leonardtown, MD, he was the son of the late Ignatius Samuel Joy, Sr. and Theresa Frances Johnson Joy. |
Ignatius was the loving husband of Norma Grace “Sue” Joy whom he married in Leonardtown, MD and she preceded him in death on January 16, 1997.
Mr. Joy is survived by his siblings; Margaret Burch (Len) of Riverside, CA and Thomas Eugene Joy (Norma Jean) of Hollywood, MD.
He was preceded in death by his siblings; Phillip B. Joy of Hollywood, MD., Elizabeth McCoy of Baltimore, MD,., Mary Lillian Dunbar of Fredericksburg, VA, and William McGuire Joy of Mechanicsville, MD.
Ignatius graduated from Margaret Brent and was a lifelong resident of St. Mary’s County. He joined the United States Army in 1955 and was honorably discharged in 1958. He worked as a carpenter at Patuxent River Naval Air Station and Indian Head Naval Air Station in civil service retiring in 1997.
The family will receive friends on Thursday, January 17, 2013 from 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM in the Mattingley Gardiner Funeral Home Leonardtown, MD. A Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 10:00 AM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home Chapel with Deacon Bill Nickerson officiating. Interment will follow in Charles Memorial Gardens Leonardtown, MD. Pallbearers will be; Thomas E. Joy, II, Wayne Bean, Steve Joy, James Joy, Michael Joy, and William Johnson.
Contributions may be made to the Charlotte Hall Veterans Home 29449 Charlotte Hall road Charlotte Hall, MD 20622 and/or Hospice of St. Mary’s P.O. Box 625 Leonardtown, MD 20650.
Arrangements provided by Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home.
|Natiello, Florence Genzel
Birth: 1923-07-11 in Pigeon Grove, Illinois
|Florence Genzel Natiello, age 89, of Huntingtown, MD passed away January 14, 2013 at Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, DC. She was born July 11, 1923 in Pigeon Grove, IL to Peter and Elsie (Woodard) Genzel. She was raised and received her education in Milford, IL. |
Florence enlisted in the Navy on March 16, 1944 and was stationed at the Washington Navy Yard as a Communications Specialist. It was at the Navy Yard where she met Thomas E. Natiello. Florence was discharged from the Navy on February 19, 1946.
Florence and Thomas were married February 23, 1946 and they resided in Lyndhurst, NJ.
Florence loved Bingo and would drive a fifteen passenger van to Trenton, NJ and Pennsylvania to play.
Her husband, Thomas passed away on April 6, 1985.
Florence moved to Huntingtown with her daughter in 1991. While living in Huntingtown, Florence played bingo in Owings, Huntingtown and Charlotte Hall. She also enjoyed watching game shows and spending time with her family. Her favorite dessert and snack were chocolate cupcakes.
She was preceded in death by her husband Thomas Ernest Natiello and two sons Gregory A. and James M. Natiello.
She is survived by a daughter Linda J. Boyce of Huntingtown, MD; a son Thomas L. Natiello of NY; seven granddaughters, Lisa M. Boyce of Huntingtown, Cheri Boyce Shifflett and husband Larry of Huntingtown, Shelly and husband Joseph, Jr. of NJ, Christy and husband Jason of VA, Michelle and Helene Natiello both of NY and Melissa Brown and husband Jeff of FL. Also surviving are twelve great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Arrangements provided by Rausch Funeral Home.
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