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Kelson, Joseph Lee, Jr.
Birth: Monday, June 16, 1958 in Prince Frederick, Maryland
Residence: Lusby, Maryland
Death: Friday, May 08, 2015 at the age of 56
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Mr. Joseph Lee Kelson, Jr., 56, of Lusby, died in Prince Frederick on May 8, 2015. He was born in Prince Frederick on June 16, 1958 to Joseph Lee Kelson, Sr. and Shirley Jackson. Joseph lived his entire life as a Calvert County resident. He was employed in the construction trade. His family described him as a hard worker. He enjoyed singing, dancing and playing horeshoes.

He leaves behind his mother, Shirley Johnson of Lusby; daughter, Crystal Kelson and her boyfriend, Robert Coby of Prince Frederick; brothers, Troy Kelson of St. Leonard and Adam Kelson of Huntingtown; sisters, Lisa Kelson and her boyfriend, Mitchell Richardson of Lexington Park, and Joanne and her boyfriend, Reuben Weems, Sr. of Lusby, and Wanda Strien and her husband, Ronald of Oklahoma; special cousin, Lorraine Johnson and her husband, Troy of Lusby; three grandchildren, John Mentges, Britaya Gray and Keybriah Kelson and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other family and friends. His father, Joseph Lee Kelson, Sr. predeceased him.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family. Arrangements provided by Raymond Wood Funeral Home.

Lawson, Dorothy Mae
Birth: Monday, January 10, 1921 in Washington, D.C.
Residence: Huntingtown, Maryland
Death: Friday, May 08, 2015 at the age of 94
Laid to Rest: in the Cedar Hill Cemetery, Suitland, Maryland
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Dorothy Mae Deibel Lawson passed away May 8, 2015 at her residence. She was born January 10, 1921 in Washington DC to Edward Tilden and Nellie May (Wortman) Deibel. Dottie graduated from McKinley Tech High in 1938.

She married the love of her life Walter Edwin Lawson on August 27, 1943 and they resided in Bethesda before moving to Huntingtown. Together they were active in sailing, winning many regattas throughout the United States including 1945 & 1946 Penguin National Championship, 1949 Thistle National Championship and Mobjack National Championships. They were active members in the past of Corinthian Yacht Club, West River Sailing Club, Severn Sailing Association, Rhode River Boat Club, Annapolis Yacht Club and Kiwanis Club.

Dottie was lovingly known as "DD" by her grandchildren and loved spending time with family and friends. She also loved being near the water and beach, finishing her life on the shores of the Chesapeake at home in Neeld Estates.

Dottie was preceded in death by her husband Walter Edwin Lawson; sister Daisy Smith and brother Paul Deibel. She is survived by daughters Judith McKay of Annapolis and Sharon Ackerman of Huntingtown and son William E. "Bill" Lawson and his wife Colette of Edgewater. Also surviving are grandchildren: Lee Ackerman, Robert McKay, and Ian and Aileen Lawson.

Arrangements provided by Rausch Funeral Home.

Mason, Charmaine Lorraine
Birth: Thursday, March 01, 1928
Residence: La Plata, Maryland
Death: Thursday, May 07, 2015 at the age of 87
Laid to Rest: Monday, May 18, 2015 in the Maryland Veterans Cemetery, Cheltenham, Maryland
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Mason, Charmaine Lorraine (Morton) Age 87 of La Plata, Maryland.

Charmaine Lorraine Mason, of Washington, D.C., affectionately known as "GG", was born on March 1, 1928 to Lloyd Bitzer Morton and Octavia Lorraine Morton. Her parents passed when she was a young girl and Charmaine was raised by her Aunt Jenny and Uncle Harry West. On Thursday, May 7, 2015 Charmaine departed this life at Southern Maryland Hospital in Clinton, Maryland. She was preceded in her death by her husband William L. Mason. Through their union they had four children: Charmaine (Dusty) Wesley, Bradley Mason, Reginald Mason (deceased), and Teri Hines.

Charmaine's memory will be cherished by her eight grandchildren: Schniene Sutton, Shannon Key (Chris Key), Reginald Mason, Bradley Mason Jr. (deceased), Charmaine Mason (deceased), Christopher Mason, Malik Mason and Najia Mason. And her four great grandchildren: Dominique Sutton, Shelby Key, Tyler Key and Destiny Flournoy.

Charmaine had four sisters, Doris Brooks, Vivian Grimes, Gladys Harris, Elaine Hamilton and one brother Elmer Murray; one sister-in-law Jermaine Crawford (Frank Crawford - deceased), son-in-law Larry Wesley and one daughter-in-law. She also leaves many nieces, nephews, and other loving relatives and friends.

Charmaine was educated in the Washington D.C. public school system and worked in the cafeteria in the D.C. public school system for several years. She left the school system and worked at Lord & Taylor's Department Store for nearly 15 years. While working at Lord & Taylor's Charmaine received many outstanding awards for her exemplary service. One of her customers took notice of her work ethic and offered her a job at the D.C Board of Elections and Ethics as a receptionist. She was the first person you saw when you entered that office and everyone loved, respected and affectionately called her "Mrs. Mason". While working there Charmaine learned sign language and became the sign language interpreter for the office and the Notary Public. Charmaine had the opportunity to meet many dignitaries including Nelson and Winnie Mandela. When the WHUR radio station had an Employee of the Month contest, the entire staff at the Board of Elections and Ethics nominated Charmaine and she won an "all-expense paid trip for two to Luxembourg. She retired from the board of Elections on June 17, 1993.

Charmaine was a long standing and well known member of Saint Benedict the Moor Church in Northeast Washington D.C. and served as an active member in many of their ministries.

Charmaine was a strong willed woman and her faith was strong. She became ill with lung cancer 23 years ago and was given three months to live and well we know that did not happen. The doctors gave up on her several more time and she always made a complete recovery. She fought a good fight but her body was just tired.

When Charmaine became ill she went to live with her daughter Teri for 11 years. Charmaine attended The Healing Place Church regularly on Sundays; she often went to eat at her favorite place the Golden Corral. Charmaine enjoyed seeing plays and going to the shopping Mall. During the day she loved attending the Fenwick Senior Center where she took part in their day trips and Bingo games.

Our time is really not our own, no matter who we are, because the time we live on earth is just a passing star. The golden sun has disappeared, the sky is dull and gray, and we are lonely in our hearts because our Charmaine has gone away. However, long of famously we pause upon this sod, our time is really not our own because it belongs to God. And we only wait and pray, until the time when we may look upon each other in that vast eternity.

"There is peace in midst of turmoil,
There is joy when eyes are dim,
There is perfect understanding
When we leave it all to Him."

"True peace is not the absence of war; it is the presence of God."

Viewing, 10:00 a.m. until time of Service, 11:00 a.m., Saturday, May 16, 2015 at the Healing Place Church, 2106 Crain Highway, Waldorf, Maryland 20601. Interment, 1:00 p.m., Monday, May 18, 2015, Maryland Veterans Cemetery, Cheltenham, Maryland. Arrangements provided by Thornton Funeral Home.

Hohn, Henry Edwin
Birth: Saturday, March 06, 1926 in Oak Park, Illinois
Residence: Lusby, Maryland
Death: Thursday, May 07, 2015 at the age of 89
Laid to Rest: in the Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia
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Henry "Hank" Edwin Hohn, 89, passed away on May 7, 2015 at his residence surrounded by his loving family. Hank was born on March 6, 1926, in Oak Park, IL to the late Henry Joseph Hohn and Hazel Margaret (Porm) Hohn.

Henry married Marilyn Delores Plourde on December 25, 1949 in North Lake, IL. They just celebrated their sixty fifth wedding anniversary.

Hank joined the United States Navy on April 22, 1949. He was a Naval Aviator. He retired from the Navy as a Commander on January 31, 1970 after twenty two years of service. He received the following decorations from the Navy: National Defense Service medal with one bronze star, Good Conduct medal, World War II Victory medal, American Campaign Vietnam Service medal and the Armed Forces Expeditionary medal from the Dominican Republic. He was a member of Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus.

He is survived by his devoted wife of 65 years, Marilyn Delores Hohn, of Lusby, MD; children: Joe and his wife Helene Hohn, of San Diego, CA; Aleta Hohn, of Beaufort, NC; Robin and her husband Keith Goebel; Barbara DeHenzel and her husband Bill Lloyd all of Lusby, MD; and Mike and his wife Joanne Hohn, of Lutherville, MD; ten grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Hank was preceded in death by his parents and siblings, Robert Hohn and Peggy O'Shea.

The family will receive friends on Monday, May 11, 2015 from 2:00 – 4:00 and 6:00 – 8:00 PM at the Rausch Funeral Home, P.A., 20 American Lane, Lusby, MD, where prayers will be offered at 7:30 PM. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, May 12, 11:30 AM in Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church, Solomons, MD with Monsignor Michael Wilson officiating. The interment will take place at a later date in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA. Should friends desire, contributions may be made in Hank's memory to Calvert Hospice. "Donations are encouraged on-line at", or P. O. Box 838, Prince Frederick, MD 20678. Arrangements provided by Rausch Funeral Home.

Frey, Mary Katherine
Birth: Saturday, March 01, 1947 in Cleveland, Ohio
Residence: La Plata, Maryland
Death: Thursday, May 07, 2015 at the age of 68
Laid to Rest: in the Holy Cross Cemetery, Brook Park, Ohio
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Mary Katherine (Kathy) Frey, 68 of La Plata, MD, passed away on May 7, 2015 in Waldorf, MD. Born March 1, 1947 in Cleveland, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Dae Howard Green and the late Edna Louella Greulich Green.

Ms. Frey was an Environmental Protection Specialist for 27 years. She was employed by the Department of the Navy Public Works Naval Support Facility. She was a devout Catholic and member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in La Plata, MD. She was a loving mother and grandmother who placed importance on family.

She was predeceased by her siblings, John Green, Noella Ravas, Margaret Cashin, and her son, James Robert. She is survived by her daughters, Christine Franklin, Jennifer Edwards, Marie Cole, and Bridget Cash; and sister Patricia Bauer; and brother, Charles Green; and granddaughters, Constance and Sofia.

The family will receive friends for visitation on Thursday, May 14, 2015 from 6-8PM with a Prayer Service at Raymond Funeral Service Chapel, 5635 Washington Avenue, La Plata, MD. Funeral Service and burial will take place at a later date at Holy Cross Cemetery in Brook Park, Ohio.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Arrangements provided by Raymond Funeral Service.

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